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NEW YORK (AP) -- Vernon Wells broke out of his big slump with a pinch-hit, three-run double, and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Saturday.
Wells was in a 9-for-87 slide that landed him on the bench the past two days, with rookie outfielder Zoilo Almonte starting in his place. But with the Yankees trailing 5-4 in the seventh inning, Wells batted for No. 9 hitter Chris Stewart with the bases loaded and two outs.
Wells' drive to right-center bounced above the top of the wall, where it hit a fan's glove and was ruled fan interference.
The umpires allowed all three runners to cross home plate, determining David Adams would have scored from first base if not for the fan interference. They sent Wells back to second, but the Yankees suddenly had a 7-5 lead.
Rays manager Joe Maddon argued that it should have been called a ground-rule double, with only two runs scoring.
Tampa Bay led 5-3 after top prospect Wil Myers hit a grand slam for his first ca...
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A player's first week in the big leagues can be a memorable occasion, but Wil Myers' first week was on another level.
The reigning Minor League Player of the Year was pulled out of Sunday's Triple-A Durham Bulls game after one at-bat and told he would be heading to play with the Tampa Bay Rays. Just six days later, Myers had a career first: He hit a grand slam at Yankee...
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Many New York Yankees fans seem to want to ignore the reality of what is going on over in the Bronx.
That is the Yankees are falling apart.
Typical slump time for a contending team is just about up, and the Yankees seem to be progressively getting worse.
Here are some daunting facts that all of us have to face: ...
New York Yankees corner infielder Kevin Youkilis underwent
back surgery yesterday, and the procedure “went well,” according to the surgeon
that performed the operation, Dr. Robert Watkins. When it was announced that the surgery was required, the Yankees said it would sideline Youkilis for 10 to
12 weeks, but general manager Brian Cashman admitted to reporters – including...
Derek Jeter is back at Yankee Stadium, though he's still not sure when he'll be playing there next.
The New York captain temporarily relocated his rehab from Tampa, Fla., to the Bronx as he recovers from his broken left ankle. He said before Saturday's game against the Rays that he wanted to ''break things up'' and be around the team.
He was taking batting...
For all of those New York Yankees fans who thought signing Robinson Cano to a contract extension was a slam-dunk after the All-Star joined forces with Yankees-loving Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, think again.
CBS Sports is reporting that second baseman Robinson Cano and the Yankees are far apart on terms of a contract extension, making it increasingly likely that Cano will head...
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told
reporters – including Mark Feinsand of The New York Daily News – that center
fielder Curtis Granderson had the pin removed from his broken left hand
Following the procedure, Granderson is now slated to do a
strengthening program for a week or so before he picks up a bat. He’ll then
have to go through...
NEW YORK (AP) -- James Loney hit a tiebreaking two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 3-1 on Sunday.
Chris Archer pitched six innings of one-run ball for his first win in three starts since June 7 and the Rays earned a split of their four-game series in the Bronx after the Yankees celebrated their 67th Old-Timers'...
Although flattered by rumors that American League manager Jim Leyland wants the reliever to start the July 16 All-Star Game at Citi Field, New York Yankees legend Mariano Rivera doesn’t “like” the idea. “I’ve been told about it, but I don’t like it,” said Rivera, 43, who is currently tied with Baltimore’s Jim Johnson and Pittsburgh’s Jason Grilli for the MLB lead...
Contrary to reports swirling around the Internet, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera would rather not be the starter for this year’s MLB All-Star Game.
When asked why he’d rather not start the game, Rivera said, “And the reason why I say that is it’s not what I do. What I do is close the games, I don’t start the games. It’s a privilege and honor, but I’m not contemplating...
Nick Ciuffo is eager for the next stage of his baseball life to begin.The Tampa Bay Rays announced Friday morning that they had signed their first-round pick, No. 21 overall. In the afternoon, the catcher reported to Port Charlotte, Fla., where he will join the rookie-level Gulf Coast League Rays."With the slot value where it was (1,974,700), it was really just too good of a...
David Price will make another rehab start with Class A Charlotte.
Price, on the disabled list with a strained left triceps since May 16, will pitch at 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday at Charlotte Sports Park against the Bradenton Marauders, a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate.
The Tampa Bay Rays left-hander made his first rehab start with the Stone Crabs on Friday at Bradenton, throwing 49...
Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price made his first rehab start is going on the DL on May 16 for the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs. Price worked 2 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs, one earned, and two hits.Price was projected to be out until mid to late June and barring a setback he should make two more rehab starts before returning to Tampa Bay’s rotation Before the All-Star...
His day done, Zoilo Almonte stood in a corner of the Yankees'
clubhouse and pulled out a cellphone. As his teammates showered up,
got dressed and left, the rookie lingered in his dirt-smudged
uniform, talking away., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/rookie-leads-yanks-past-rays
From all the Yankees hitting below .200, we wish you many happy days.I know that 83 seems old, but you can still "pick it."All the best. Just don't inhale too aggressively when ready to blow out the candles !We tried to win today for you, but one run was our limit.
When New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano dropped
agent Scott Boras in favor of another group – which included rapper Jay-Z – there
was thought that an agreement on a contract extension would soon follow. However,
this hasn’t been the case, and Jon Heyman of CBS Sports notes that it’s clear the
sides are nowhere near a deal at this point.