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New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
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The Yankees will send Freddy Garcia to the mound tonight in the middle game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his last outing vs. the Indians, Garcia lasted only 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six for the no-decision.
Curtis Granderson is back in center.
Right-hander Alex Cobb (8-8, 4.39 ERA) is on the mound for Tampa Bay.
New York Yankees (76-58)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
Jayson Nix 2B
Chris Dickerson RF
Chris Stewart C
Pitching: RHP Freddy Garcia (7-5, 4.90 ERA)
Game Time: 7:10 p.m. EST. at Tropicana Field
TV: YES, ESPN
Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280
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What did I learn watching the New York Yankees over Labor Day Weekend?
1 – Robertson to Soriano combo are still consistently solid as set-up and closer.
2 – According to the NY Post, A-rod should be back today; ESPN reported that Southpaw Andy Pettitte threw a 35-pitch bullpen over the weekend and is on track to return shortly...
As a September to remember begins to unfold before us in Major League Baseball, the Yankees find themselves in an interesting position. After holding on to sole possession of the AL East for 84 days, they were tied with Baltimore for first place for one day. After a Baltimore loss and a Yanks win tonight, they now have a one-game lead, and hope to start a new streak atop the division...
New York Yankees 6 — Tampa Bay Rays 4
After losing sole possession of 1st in the AL East, the Yankees take it back with tonight’s 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Like many starters recently, Hiroki Kuroda struggled to hold onto leads in tonight’s start. In 6 innings, Kuroda gave up 2 leads that he received. After having a 3-1 lead in the 4th inning, a 2-run triple by...
For weeks, manager Joe Girardi talked about how well Russell Martin was hitting the ball only to be foiled by the misfortune of hitting it at the opposing team's fielders. Wednesday, Martin kept the ball away from the Tampa Bay Rays. Girardi inserted Martin in the No. 5 hole against lefty Matt Moore, hoping to see some of those good swings manifest into big hits for the struggling...
The New York Yankees have held a team meeting one day after losing sole possession of first place in the AL East.
The session took place prior to Wednesday night's game at Tampa Bay.
The Yankees have blown a 10-game division lead in 47 days. They started play Wednesday tied with the Baltimore Orioles. The Rays are only 1 1/2 games back.
New York had been sitting atop the division...
According to a report from the New York Daily News, The New York Yankees expect their All-Star third baseman, Alex Rodriguez to return to the lineup today against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Rodriguez fractured a bone in his right hand back on July 24th in a game against the Seattle Mariners.
The report indicated that Rodriguez had good workouts for Class-A Tampa over the weekend and all...
The New York Yankees are now in a tie with the Baltimore Orioles for first place in the A.L. East after getting beat by the Tampa Bay Rays for the second night in a row. The Yankees not only lost to the Rays 5-2 they lost the lead in the American League East. The Yankees are now tied with the Baltimore Orioles for the top spot and if they are not careful they could fall into third...
New York went ahead with help from a key Tampa Bay error, Russell Martin homered and had three RBIs, and the Yankees regained sole possession of first-place in the AL East with a 6-4 win over the Rays on Wednesday night.
Eliot Johnson's errant throw to home plate that led to two runs in the seventh inning helped New York win for just the fifth time in 15 games.
New York sat...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The “master plan,” said Alex Rodriguez, is back “in order." A pre-game team meeting, a hard-fought win and an aggressive style of offense apparently did wonders for the New York Yankees on Wednesday, as they salvaged the final game of a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays, 6-4 at Tropicana Field and retook sole possession of first place...
Last night, New York Yankees’ all-world second baseman, Robinson Cano, ranged to his left on a Chris Gimenez ground ball in the eighth inning, but stepped awkwardly and failed to snare it. On the play, the eventual winning run scored, and Tampa cut the Yankee lead to one game.
Today around noon, I came across an article by John Harper, longtime columnist for the New York Daily...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The New York Yankees had held sole possession of first place of the American League East for 84 consecutive days. Now they have to share. The Tampa Bay Rays used three home runs and a stalwart pitching effort from Alex Cobb on Tuesday at Tropicana Field to beat New York 5-2, allowing the Baltimore Orioles to climb into an AL East tie by routing the Blue...