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New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano needed just two pitches Tuesday night to hit his 399th and 400th home runs.
Soriano crushed a three-run home run into the fourth deck in left in the first inning, then hit a shot that bounced off the top of the left field wall and out in the third. Both homers came on the first pitch of the at-bat from Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ.
It is Soriano's sixth multihomer game this season and the 36th of his career.
The homers were his 27th and 28th of the season, and his 10th and 11th since being traded back to New York by the Chicago Cubs on July 26.
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Top of the 11th inning, The Yankees' final game in Tropicana Field this season. They were trying to salvage the final game of a three game set. Alfonso Soriano was standing on second base, with one out and Curtis Granderson at the plate. As Tampa Bay Ray pitcher Jamey Wright delivered his pitch, Soriano took off for third base. He stumbled then slid head first. Safe! One...
New York Yankee superstars Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter have both made a ton of money in their baseball careers. Yet, when you compare the pubic’s perception of each player, to their net worth, it yields a surprising picture. Derek Jeter is the darling of New York, has played with the Yankees his entire career, and has more awards and World Series championships than a player...
Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven shutout innings, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Tuesday night after losing Robinson Cano in the first inning.
Alex Rodriguez and Mark Reynolds also homered for the Yankees, who won for the 13th time in 15 meetings with Toronto this season.
Rodriguez hit a two-out solo shot to center off Esmil...
By now you've heard about all of the different reasons for the Yankees' resurgence. Alfonso Soriano came back to the club and started clubbing the ball, at one point going on a 4-game stretch in which he racked up 18 RBIs to tie an all-time record. Ryan Dempster plunked A-Rod, fired up the Yankees, and lost a crucial game for the Red Sox. And, generally speaking, the team...
Hiroki Kuroda looks to help the Yankees take the three-game series tonight.
Hiroki Kuroda is on the mound for the rubber match of the three-game series. He is looking to bounce back from one of the worst starts of his remarkable season.
After being hit by pitch on the left hand, Robinson Cano is not in tonight’s lineup and is listed as day-to-day. After injuring his knee yesterday...
Star second baseman Robinson Cano was out of the New York Yankees' lineup Wednesday night, a day after being hit by a pitch in the left hand.
Cano was struck by a pitch from J.A. Happ in the first inning. Manager Joe Girardi said Cano was still dealing with pain and swelling.
Girardi said he hoped to have Cano in the lineup Friday night at home against Baltimore. Cano is batting...
In the end, most things are about money.
As long as A-Rod is on the field he is collecting big money, so he is going to try to drag out this appeals process for as long as possible.
He hit his 650 homerun last night and if he gets 10 more before the end of the season he will collect a cool $6 million.
Alex Rodriguez hit his 650th home run, putting him 10 behind Willie Mays and 660...
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has had more tests on his surgically repaired left ankle and it's not certain when he will return to the lineup.
Jeter was pulled for a pinch-runner after hitting an RBI single in the sixth inning of a 13-9 loss to Boston on Saturday.
Jeter went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan. The team said the preliminary results of the scan were negative...
The Yankees travel north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays from Rogers Centre. Shortstop Derek Jeter makes his return from the disabled list again, and will play shortstop. Phil Hughes gets the start against R.A. Dickey, who will look to atone for his last start against the Yankees in New York. You can check out a full preview of tonight’s game here.
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J.A. Happ altered the course of the Yankees’ season back in February breaking Curtis Granderson’s forearm in the second game of spring training.
Tuesday night the Blue Jays’ lefthander nearly destroyed what was left of the Bombers’ postseason hopes.
Happ drilled Robinson Cano on the left hand in the first inning of the Yankees’ 7-1 win over the Blue Jays sending the Bombers’...
Hiroki Kuroda (11-9, 2.71 ERA) is on the mound against Todd Redmond (1-2, 4.44 ERA) to take the series from the Blue Jays. Kuroda hoped to follow up a substandard outing against Boston with a win against the Rays his last time out. However, he endured his worst start of the season, tying career highs by surrendering four homers and seven runs as the Yankees dropped their series...
Every day, MLB - via the Yankees - disseminates an incredible amount of information about scheduled games.Check this out. It's merely a snippet of the Press Notes sent to media outlets - which you can access, too. Right here.
Andy Pettitte makes an outstanding grab of a sizzling comebacker off the bat of Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning last night. Like he's got superhuman like ability to recover or something.
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