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New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Zoilo Almonte provided much-needed pop in his first major league start, homering and adding two singles Friday night that led the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.
Almonte started in place of slumping left fielder Vernon Wells and quickly delivered, a day after getting a pinch single for his first hit. The 24-year-old rookie was promoted from Triple-A this week, joining an injury-ravaged team that's had trouble scoring.
Almonte also showed off a strong arm in helping the Yankees win for the third time in 10 games.
David Phelps (5-4) beat Roberto Hernandez (4-8) and the Rays for the second time in a month. Tampa Bay was trying for its first three-game winning streak in June.
Phelps gave up two runs in 5 2-3 innings. The Yankees used four relievers to finish it, with Mariano Rivera closing in a non-save situation.
Before Almonte's solo homer in the sixth inning made it 5-2, the Yankees played a lot of small ball.
Robinson Cano hit a sacrifice fly in the first...
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ANew York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hopes to start running and sprinting in the next few days as he continues his rehabilitation from a broken left ankle. Jeter had been rehabbing at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa but decided to join the team in the Bronx on
This week, as usual, the Evil Empire (TM) set course firmly in the direction of both heaven and hell. For starters, the storied organization of the Babe, Mick, Joe D and Yogi went out and signed Corey Patterson, Brent Lillebridge, Randy Ruiz, Yoshinori Tateyama and Mike Zagurski. (No word on Sidney Ponson.) This zombie pillaging of the scrap heap has become the hallmark of the modern...
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Phil Hughes has been pretty awful for the New York Yankees.
Through the first month of the 2013 season, Hughes looked like a very good pitcher. Though he’d only produced one win, he had just one start in which he gave up more than three earned runs. His HR/9 rate looked as though it might be under control and he had a five start stretch where he...
NEW YORK — Derek Jeter was back at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, still not sure when he’ll play there next.
The New York captain relocated his rehab from Tampa, Fla., to the Bronx for a couple of days as he recovers from his broken left ankle. He said before Saturday’s game against the Rays that he wanted to “break it up” and be around the team.
He took batting practice and...
CC takes the hill for the Yankees this afternoon.
The Yankees are looking to make it two in a row against the Rays this afternoon. The Yankees are throwing out Sabathia, as he looks to build off of his last start, in which he went 8+ innings against the Angels. For the Rays, Alex Colome is taking the mound. It is Colome’s second career start. Check out the full game preview here...
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...
This is unexpected. Alex Rodriguez's rehab has gone so well that the veteran slugger may be able to start playing rehab games after the All-Star break. He has just recently started running the bases, but he is progressing quickly. That's a good sign for him - and it should be a good sign for the New York Yankees depending on your perspective.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...
The other day, I made a cynical, joking reference to Brian Cashman's obsession with the 2004 Boston Red Sox, and now there is a chance that my reference -- about Manny Ramirez -- could come true. Oh, great. Can't I make a winning the lottery reference and have *that* come true instead?Here's what I am talking about: Kevin Youkilis was the eighth member of the 2004 Red...
In the sixth round of the recent draft, the Yankees picked John Murphy - a 5'11" shortstop from Sacred Heart University. This season, he led the team in all major offensive categories and came within three hits of setting the all-time school record. He is my official hope to someday replace Derek Jeter.To bring him on board, the Yankees will shell out an incredible bonus...
New York Red Bulls' sporting director Andy Roxburgh believes Manchester City's involvement in the MLS will bring some rivalry to the Big Apple.
The English club has formed a unique partnership with baseball giants the New York Yankees in a new franchise which is set to enter MLS in 2015.
New York City FC will become the league's 20th club and the first franchise in...
Vernon Wells glanced at the scoreboard and noted that the fastball he'd seen well clocked in at 96 mph.
Big slump or not, Wells felt good about his pinch-hit at-bat with the Yankees trailing Tampa Bay in the seventh inning Saturday. So with a confident swing, he smashed a three-run, go-ahead double that carried New York to a 7-5 win over the Rays.
Wells was in a 9-for-87 slide...
After a split against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Yankees continue their homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays starting tonight. The pitching match-up features a pair of lefties – veteran Andy Pettitte and young phenom Matt Moore. Joe Girardi has decided to move Jayson Nix to third and Reid Brignac to short, stating that he wants the best defensive left side of the infield possible...
The Yankees recalled right-hander Ivan Nova from Triple-A to start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays and optioned outfielder Thomas Neal back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Nova will be making his first start for the Yankees since April, though he made two relief appearances in late May. He never pitched beyond the fifth inning in any of his four starts, and had an ERA of 5.16 with 26...
Joba Chamberlain gave up the second of Evan Longoria’s two home runs in tonight’s loss. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Tampa Bay Rays 8 — New York Yankees 3
The Yankees bullpen gives the runs back in tonight’s 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees and could have been in early trouble when Desmond Jennings hit a double to lead off the...
Andy Pettitte (5-4, 3.95 ERA) squares off against Matt Moore (8-3, 4.12 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of four. Pettitte will look to get back on track against the Rays after allowing four runs and a season high 11 hits against the Angels Friday. Since coming off the DL he has been inconsistent, allowing nine runs in 19 innings.
If Pettitte can hand the ball over to...