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Since this will be the Yankees’ only trip to Detroit this season, the Tiger’s will hold a ceremony prior to the game to honor Mariano Rivera, who will retire at the end of the 2013 season. The farewell tour has officially begun.
Much like Chipper Jones last year, Rivera will receive gifts and tributes in every city he visits. The gifts will most likely be themed towards each particular city. Fans and teams want to say thank you for playing the game the right way, and to acknowledge his greatness and consistency over his career.
For his career against Detroit, Rivera has amassed 30 saves with a .78 ERA. He has held the Tigers to a .133 batting average, giving up just 26 hits in 57.2 innings. For his career at Tiger Stadium and Comerica Park, Rivera has nine total saves.
Rivera and the Yankees hope to make it save number 10 today.
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Jon Heyman is reporting that Derek Jeter, Mark Texieira and Curtis Granderson could all be back by May 1st:Yankees people are mentioning May 1 as potentially the key date in their season. The team's medical people are suggesting, at least in behind-the-scenes conversations, that May 1 could be a target date for the return of three of their missing stars: Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira...
CC Sabathia came up HUGE for the New York Yankees, throwing a seven-inning shutout before handing the ball to the tandem of David Robertson and Mariano Rivera. Sabathia’s performance, along with the Yankees bats lead to a 7-0 beat down of the Detroit Tigers who had their ace Justin Verlander on the hill. This marked the second series in a row that the Yankees avoided getting swept...
Phil Hughes will make his first start of the season today, as the Yankees will take on the Tigers from Comerica Park in Detroit. Hughes was originally going to start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today, but the Yankees need arms – David Phelps will become the long-man out of the pen. Manager Joe Girardi will go with the same lineup as yesterday, except Vernon Wells will start...
Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson could resume throwing next week as part of his rehabilitation program for a broken right forearm.
Granderson said Saturday he will have follow-up X-rays Tuesday. He also hopes to be cleared to start swinging a fungo bat.
The slugger, who led New York with 43 homers last season, broke an arm when he was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A....
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Final Score: Pawtucket 7, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 2
WP: Beato (1-0) LP: Stoneburner (0-1) SV: De La Torre (1)
1B Luke Murton 2-4, R, 2B
3B Addison Maruszak 2-4, RBI
SS Gil Velazquez 1-3, RBI
SP Graham Stoneburner 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
RP Juan Cedeno...
New York Yankees 4 — Detroit Tigers 8
Yankees were out-hit in today’s 8-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Phil Hughes was brought in to make his first start of the regular season. An error by Eduardo Nunez’s replacement, Jayson Nix, opened the game, a tell-tale sign of bad things to come. Former Yankee Austin Jackson would score on a sacrifice fly in the first inning.
The Yankees are having a rough season, and so are their triple-A affiliates, who started a huge fire behind their ballpark on Saturday.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Travis Hafner drove in four runs in his return to Cleveland and Robinson Cano homered twice as the injury-riddled New York Yankees wrecked the Indians' opener -- and manager Terry Francona's first home game -- with an 11-6 win Monday.
Hafner hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Ubaldo Jimenez (0-1) and added an RBI single in the third. Cano connected...
CC Sabathia pitched seven scoreless innings and Jayson Nix homered off Justin Verlander in the three-run second, lifting the New York Yankees to a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.
The Yankees (2-4) avoided a sweep and dropping to their worst six-game record since starting the 1989 season 1-7.
New York's ace had a lot to do with helping his team get the much-needed...
CLEVELAND -- Its been 21 months since Travis Hafner had four RBI in a game.
That last happened when he was in his penultimate season with the Cleveland Indians and he hit a ninth inning grand slam to beat Toronto 5-4. Tom Hamiltons pipes can still be heard announcing that one.
It was one of few Hafner highlights in his final few injury-plagued seasons in Cleveland, though. Last season...
The walls were starting to close in on the Yankees after the first two games of the season. An 0-3 start would not have doomed their season, but combined with all the injuries the club has sustained the feeling of a lost season in the making would only have grown stronger.
It would be easy to say that last night Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera turned back the clock. It would also...
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The analysts, experts, baseball fans, and maybe science itself don’t think the Yankees will be good this year. With the massacre of injuries and both an April starting lineup and starting rotation, with an average age of about only 33 years old (you’d think it would be higher, I know) and a couple of old guys, one would say the 27-time-Champion...