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NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees watched the Baltimore Orioles jump on them early again. The Orioles showed they were not intimidated by the puzzled looks of those who question how they are still in the pennant race or the Yankee Stadium atmosphere -- which often deflates teams this time of year. The Yankees were beset with an early three-run deficit and another key player injured. But thanks to some wildness by Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen and reliever Pedro Strop, a classic at-bat by Derek Jeter and an error, the Yankees' slumping offense finally pushed across three runs in the seventh for a 4-3 win Saturday. The victory was just the Yankees' 10th in their last 15 games and upped their lead over the Orioles in the AL East to three games, when Baltimore had been nine outs from cutting it to one. A little while after Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Alex Rodriguez could return Monday after an issue-free rehab appearance Friday night, center fielder Curtis Granderson ...
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Francisco Cervelli headlines the list of initial Yankee call-ups. (Photo Credit: Brent Mayne)
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre may have won the International League North Division Championship, but the playoff push wasn’t enough to prevent the club from getting stripped of some key components at the start of call-up season. The Yankees announced today that they have recalled six players from...
From George King:
Used to hearing bad news when a player heads for an MRI exam, the Yankees received a positive report Saturday about Curtis Granderson’s right hamstring.
Granderson left Saturday’s 4-3 victory over the Orioles after two innings for what was called a tight right hamstring. The test revealed no strain, sprain or pulled muscle.
“They said it was tendinitis...
With the rosters expanding today, the Yankees have called up six minor leaguers. Francisco Cervelli, Eduardo Nunez, Chris Dickerson, Adam Warren, Cory Wade, and Justin Thomas are all with the team today. To make room for Dickerson on the 40-man, Ramiro Pena was designated for assignment.
I assume there will be more moves as the minor league season comes to a close.
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The Yankees will send right-hander, Phil Hughes, to the mound today in the rubber match against the Baltimore Orioles. In his last start against the Blue Jays, Hughes went seven strong innings, allowing one run on four hits while striking out five for the win.
Curtis Granderson (tight right hamstring) is not in today’s lineup. Jeter at DH; Dickerson...
Baltimore Orioles 8 — New York Yankees 3
Phil Hughes hit a huge bump in the road and a bus of relievers appeared in today’s 8-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Through 5 innings, Phil Hughes pounded the strike zone aggressively, a trait he was not known for. He hit his first small bump in the road when Mark Reynolds hit his first home run of the game in the 5th inning....
When Alex Rodriguez went down with a broken hand after being hit by a pitch by Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners on July 24, the New York Yankees held a 7 game lead over the Baltimore Orioles and 8 game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East.
Many people said that due to Rodriguez’s age and declining skills and decreasing numbers, the Yankees...
For most of the 2012 season, Mark Reynolds was a disappointment. His production – 12 HR 42 RBI entering Friday’s game – was way down from what he did in 2011, when he hit 37 home runs and drove in 86 runs, both team highs.
However, he has recently been a very pleasant surprise as a first baseman, solidifying the position defensively, while not quite putting up the kind of numbers...
Curtis Granderson is being held out of the New York Yankees' lineup for the finale of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles because of tendinitis in his right hamstring.
Manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Granderson will miss a game or two. The center fielder was pulled after the second inning of Saturday's 4-3 win. An MRI showed there was no strain or tear...
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman left Sunday's game against the Yankees after three innings because of stiffness in his right elbow. Tillman's velocity was down and he issued a walk in each of the first two innings, with Chris Dickerson belting a two-run homer in the second. The severity of the injury was not immediately known, but losing Tillman for...
We have heard countless times from Buck Showalter over the past month that no mater what the current wild card or division standings may look like, his club still has its eyes set on catching New York. Many may laugh that thought off as surely none of us would have written in the Orioles as the division winner for the AL East this year – but given the current standings the O’s...
Today the New York Yankees and Trenton Thunder signed an extension to the player development contract (PDC) keeping the Thunder the Double A-Affiliate for the Yankees through 2022.
At Waterfront Park in Trenton Yankees’ general manager Brian Cashman and Thunders’ co-owner Joe Caruso made it official with a press conference and signing of the PDC contract.
“We are both honored...
By Dave Buscema, The Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees had watched the Baltimore Orioles jump on them early again. The Orioles again showed they were not intimidated by the puzzled looks of those who question how they are still in the pennant race, or the Yankee Stadium atmosphere -- which often deflates teams this time of year. So, the Yankees were beset with an...
NEW YORK -- Before his team raised even more eyebrows with another win Friday night, Buck Showalter's voice remained even keel, but his words were defiant. He was looking up, not down, he insisted, set on chasing the first-place New York Yankees in the American League East rather than checking who was behind his Baltimore Orioles in the wild-card standings. After the surprising...
The Baltimore Orioles rolled into Yankee Stadium with a lot to prove on Friday night. Only three games separate the O's from the from the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East and the black and orange birds don't want to do their annual swan song down the stretch.
If unbelievable catches show that the Orioles mean business, then Mark Reynolds set the tone early and...
As far as surprise teams go, this MLB season has had plenty -- and not all of them have been good. The Red Sox are among those wondering what has happened since the first lineup card landed just a few months ago. But several teams have performed far above expectations, leaving their fans with plenty to root for as the final chunk of the season approaches and teams gear up for the...