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Tampa Bay Rays
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees erupted early Sunday, one big inning giving them a boost to provide Hiroki Kuroda the support he would need when the Tampa Bay Rays threatened later. Russell Martin hit a three-run homer and Eduardo Nunez continued to spark the Yankees' offense with a pair of runs scored and three stolen bases as New York topped Tampa Bay 6-4, to take a key series. The Yankees moved 1 1/2 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East, pending the result of Baltimore's later game against the Oakland A's. Tampa Bay fell five games back of the Yankees in the East and 3 1/2 behind the Orioles for the second wild card. Along with losing five of six to the teams they're chasing in the AL East, the Rays had a couple of run-ins with home plate umpire Paul Emmel on Sunday. Manager Joe Maddon was ejected in the fifth inning while Matt Joyce got tossed after arguing a called third strike in the eighth. Kuroda (14-10) gave up four runs on four hits ...
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The 2012 MLB season is as exciting as ever but thanks to the media to divert the attention, while at the same time putting Yankee Universe into a tizzy, about something that has nothing to do with the now.
Rafael Soriano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
So, it came as no surprise when I read, courtesy of CBSSports.com Jon Heyman, that the return of closer Rafael Soriano for 2013 was really...
Brett Gardner makes a outstretched catch during a game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on April 24, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ohhhh yes, the New York Yankees are back in first place all by their lonesome after beating the Rays 5-3, which is great news but there is more.
Rumor has it, via the NY Post, that speedster Brett Gardner has run the bases and practiced...
In an article I read over a year ago CC Sabathia talked about his ongoing struggle to stay at a healthy weight. I no longer remember the particulars about the article and I don't have the exact quote from CC but, to paraphrase, he said something to like this:"When I'm pitching well, I'm a good size. When I'm not pitching well, I'm too big."CC has not...
Derek Jeter said his left ankle was well enough for him to play shortstop Friday night — and told Yankees manager Joe Girardi as much. But he still found himself in the designated hitter slot for a second straight game.
After aggravating the bone bruise Wednesday, while running out a grounder in Boston, Jeter insisted the injury was "no big deal." The Captain was...
Perhaps inspired my teammate Mariano Rivera‘s vow to come back in 2013 after suffering an injury, Andy Pettitte is apparently considering a 2013 return in the wake of his injury-limited innings this season. Pettitte’s numbers this year (3.22 ERA, 3.41 FIP, albeit in a small, sub-60 inning sample so far) would be good for any pitcher. They are even more amazing considering that...
The Yankees are a unique situation unto themselves. Yet, even they have their own limits. They are said to be in savings mode following the season for a variety of reasons. The most important reason is that they are rapidly getting older and cannot continue to chase bad money after bad. Secondarily, even they have their limits. They have been in luxury tax territory...
The New York Yankees have lived and died by the long ball for much of the season. An ability to consistently manufacture runs and a reliance on homers have been the overriding offensive factors in New York falling back to the pack in the AL East race since mid-July. As Nick Swisher put it, the Yanks found the right mix of "small ball and Bronx ball" in Sunday's crucial...
Never has the return of a 40-year-old pitcher with nine major league appearances over two seasons been viewed with such fanfare and importance. Andy Pettitte, whose comeback from 2011 retirement was postponed after nine starts when he was struck on the leg by a comebacker June 27 against Cleveland, will return to the New York Yankees' disjointed rotation Tuesday when he starts...
NEW YORK -- In one spot of the New York Yankees' clubhouse, starter Hiroki Kuroda was talking about how he was pitching better than even he expected this year. In another, Russell Martin was relishing his big hit -- a three-run homer that helped the Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Sunday -- in a season that's seen him have fewer hits than usual, big or otherwise. ...
Yankees manager Joe Girardi will be back with the team in 2013 regardless of what happens this season said GM, Brian Cashman, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Hal Steinbrenner, Yankees managing general partner, told the New York Post earlier this month that Girardi's job is safe even though the team blew a ten-game lead in the AL East and are now fighting the Rays...
Bonus notes from our MLB on FOX broadcast of the Tampa Bay Rays-New York Yankees game on Saturday, plus more ...
As I wrote Friday , the late George Steinbrenner would not have tolerated excuses for the New York Yankees blowing a 10-game lead in the AL East. In fact, "The Boss" might have fired manager Joe Girardi by now and replaced him with, I don't know, Lou Piniella...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Russell Martin's three-run homer highlighted an eventful early burst and the New York Yankees kept their AL East lead, holding off Tampa Bay 6-4 Sunday and ending a most disappointing road trip for the Rays.
The Yankees won the last two in the three-game series. They began the day with a one-game division lead over Baltimore, which later played at Oakland.
APNewsNow. Yankees 5, Rays 3. With AP Photos. By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Sports Writer Ivan Nova was sharp in his return from a shoulder injury and the New York Yankees got back-to-back home runs from Curtis Granderson and Eduardo Nunez in a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.
Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez each had an RBI single for the Yankees, who began the day tied...