Found September 08, 2012 on
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New York Yankees
BALTIMORE -- One night after the Orioles used power to subdue the Yankees, it was New York's turn to show off with their bats. The Yankees hit two home runs in a five-run fourth inning, and blasted another in the fifth to chase Orioles lefty Wei-Yin Chen. New York held on for an 8-5 win behind a solid outing from Phil Hughes. The win put the Yankees (78-60) back into sole possession of the American League East division lead, pulling ahead of Baltimore (77-61) by a game as they evened four-game series at one game apiece entering the weekend. "We are playing playoff-caliber-intensity baseball in September," said Alex Rodriguez, who hit one of the Yankees home runs -- the 645th of his career, and the 300th for him as a Yankee. "It's very exciting and a lot of fun. We are worried about one thing, and that's winning games." Chen (12-9) lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on six hits. The rookie struck out four and walked one on 68 pitche...
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C.C. and the rest of the Yankee lineup need to be pumped up for this game tonight and bring home a big win
Back on top in the AL East are the Yankees after a key win last night in Baltimore. It’s been a back and forth battle for them in the past week or so and for today, they maintain sole possession of first place in their division. The offense seems to be waking up slightly...
From John Harper:The Yankees have had worse nights during this stretch in which their 10-game lead, not to mention their aura of superiority, has disappeared. But this was surely the most ominous night of them all.
And not because they got jobbed by first base umpire Jerry Meals. Yes, replays showed that Mark Teixeira was easily safe diving into first base to beat a double-play...
New York Yankees 4 — Baltimore Orioles 5
A controversial call ends a big night in a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
CC Sabathia struggled in tonight’s game as he gave up 5 runs on 8 hits, including 3 home runs. In the 2nd inning, the man that has hurt the Yankees all season, Mark Reynolds, got to the Yankees ace. For Reynolds, this was his 7th home run against the Yankees...
This image is from the New York Daily News website. Maybe the baseball gods were on the Orioles' side for a change.
It was a really big deal when, on Tuesday, the Orioles beat the Blue Jays and the Yankees lost to the Rays, causing a tie atop the AL East standings. Just weeks earlier, the Yankees had had a ten-game advantage, and losing that kind of edge — to the Orioles! — was unimaginable. Then, Wednesday, the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays and the Yankees beat the Rays, restoring for New...
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis will be out for at least six weeks with a broken left thumb, the result of being hit by a pitch from New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia.
Markakis left Saturday night's 5-4 win over the Yankees in the fifth inning immediately after being struck by the pitch.
The injury will keep him out of the remainder of the regular season and deep...
New York Yankees 6 — Baltimore Orioles 10
After an outstanding comeback, an unbelievable response created tonight’s 10-6 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
David Phelps started tonight’s game, a big series opener against the closest competition in the division. Phelps had a rough 1st inning as 4 of the 8 batters to come the plate scored, including a 3-run home run by Matt...
Good morning.It is now clear to me what MUST happen if the Yankees are going to have any success in the post-season.I know. We are not likely to get there.Nonetheless, there is only one thing the Yankees can and MUST do, if they do reach post season play.Simply put; they have to win the first game every time.This team has proven, time and time again, that it can no longer win back...
Just a few weeks ago, the Yankees had an 8 game lead over the Orioles and I would say almost all of us would of assumed that the New York Yankees would be in control of the AL East yet another year and that no one should be worried, but has that now changed? Are The Baltimore Orioles the new sherrifs in town? It might be too early to say all of this, but if you look at the...
Alex Rodriguez hit his 300th home run with the Yankees, Russell Martin and Steve Pearce also homered, and New York regained sole possession of first place in the AL East by defeating the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 on Friday night.
The Yankees built a 7-0 lead in the fifth inning against rookie Wei-Yin Chen (12-9) and held on for their third win in nine games. New York had lost eight...
This recent collapse has been as torturous as anything the CIA ever devised to deal with hippies. The Yankees have completely beaten down the spirit of their fan base. Lately, when Granderson or Swisher or Ibanez or Jones strike out, I rejoice in the thought that they will be gone soon, and I will never have to root for them again. It's gotten that bad.In 2004, it happened...
Last night, it was all the ump's fault. That mean old umpire! Blaming them is always fun. It simply requires you to suspend reality and assume Arod would hit a HR, and that our bullpen, which has given back more than Mother Theresa, would do its job. Oh well. Those dirty umps did it. Not us.Curtis Granderson had nothing to do with it. The Grandyman has been a fine Yankee, a good...
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