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C.C. Sabathia struck out 10 batters over eight innings for New York to help the Yankees stretch their AL East lead to two games over Baltimore by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Wednesday.

C.C. Sabathia may not be able to jump over a phone book

Yankees: Do not blow this

The New York Yankees had an opportunity to extend their AL East lead to two games last night at the Rogers Centre, but instead they didn’t just lose they got shutout by the Blue Jays 6-0. Toronto Skydome (Rogers Centre), NY Yankees vs. Blue Jays (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Now other than being embarrassed about not scoring a single run, the Yankees are practically handing the...

Twins prospect Buxton earns high praise

MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins took speedy high school outfielder Byron Buxton with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. On Tuesday, Buxton was named by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Gulf Coast League. Buxton ranked ahead of Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who was taken No. 1 overall in the draft by Houston. Blue Jays outfielder D.J. Davis, third baseman...

Aardsma Set for Yankees Debut

David Aardsma with the Trenton Thunder (Photo: Mike Ashmore) It’s been two seasons since David Aardsma last threw a pitch in the major leagues on September 19, 2010 as a member of the Seattle Mariners. However, Newsday’s Erik Boland reports that Aardsma has caught up with his new teammates on the Yankees in Minnesota and expects to be activated from the 60-day disabled list today...

Josh Willingham Injury: Twins LF Will Have MRI on Left Shoulder

Josh Willingham injured his left shoulder while trying to rob an Eric Chavez home run yesterday.  The Minnesota Twins left fielder was drifting back on the ball hit by Chavez of the Yankees.  As he reached the wall, Willingham leapt and reach for the ball, but he could not make the grab.  The injury was not immediately apparent, but Willingham was replaced at the start of...

Yankees: Oh no not Rodriguez again

English: Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you missed the New York Yankees beating of the Minnesota Twins yesterday afternoon, you obviously couldn’t have noticed the absence of Alex Rodriguez. Yes, A-rod was AWOL from both the field and the DH spot yesterday afternoon. And Newsday confirmed that he is suffering from a ‘bruised’ left foot. Truthfully, I didn’t really...

Teixera takes part in simulated game

New York Yankees first basemen Mark Teixeira tested his strained left calf with seven at bats in a simulated game at the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday. Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira, who played one inning of defense, felt good afterward and will participate in another simulated game either Friday or Saturday. A two-time All-Star, Teixeira first...

Yankees' Sabathia maintains dominance of Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite the New York Yankees' position in the heart of a dramatic playoff race, they provided little in the way of drama on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Battling Baltimore for the AL East crown, the Yankees blasted past the Minnesota Twins 8-2, assuring that they'll head to a four-game series in Toronto with, at worst, a 1 1/2-game lead on the Orioles. ...

Brett Gardner Injury: Yankees Activate OF for Stretch Run

Brett Gardner has only played nine games this season. His injury was a big reason why the New York Yankees went out and acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners. The team thought that Gardner would be out for the entire season with his elbow issues, but New York activated him today. According to Jack Moore of CBS Sports, Brett Gardner will be available in tonight's...

Eric Chavez blows double play opportunity by forgetting number of outs (Video)

New York Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez had an embarrassing gaffe during Wednesday's game at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins when he forgot the number of outs during the fifth inning, blowing a double play opportunity as a result. With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Twins had runners on first and second. Twins batter Pedro Florimon grounded to...

Twins 5, Yankees 4

Phil Hughes ran out of gas in the seventh inning and Boone Logan couldn't hold the lead for him as the New York Yankees missed a chance to go up 21/2 games on Baltimore in a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Hughes (16-13) was strong through six innings and the Yankees jumped out to a 3-1 lead. But he left with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh, and...

Yankees-Blue Jays Preview

It's unclear when Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira will be back, but it may not matter to the rolling New York Yankees. The Yankees will try to capitalize on a key chance to pad their lead atop the AL East on Thursday night, when they open a four-game series against the last-place Toronto Blue Jays. New York (90-65) is 12-4 without Teixeira after he suffered a strained left...

Blue Jays 6, Yankees 0

Blue Jays 6, Yankees 0. Stands for Hometown lead. With AP Photos. Brandon Morrow used variety, not velocity, to beat the New York Yankees. Morrow and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, pitching the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-0 victory Thursday night that trimmed New York's lead in the tight AL East. Morrow (9-7) scattered four hits over seven innings, walked three and struck...
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