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Ichiro Suzuki hit leadoff for only the second time since joining the Yankees. Derek Jeter hit second.
“[He’s] had some success off James Shields,’’ Joe Girardi said of Ichiro, who had been 14-for-46 (.304) against Shields. “Just a one-day [thing].’’
Ichiro went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run. Jeter had an RBI single, his 198th hit. ...Read more »
The Yankees could get some unexpected bench help down the stretch.
Brett Gardner, thought to be lost for the season when he underwent surgery on his right elbow (his glove hand) in July, might return sometime this week in a pinch-running/defensive-replacement capacity. “It’s a real possibility,’’ general manager Brian Cashman said.
Before the Yankees’ optional batting-practice session...Read more »
Willie Mays is in Derek Jeter's rear-view mirror.
Jeter's infield single in the fifth inning of Friday's game against the Rays gave him 3,284 career hits and sole possession of 10th place on the all-time list.
But the celebration was tempered by a 6-4 loss to the Rays, which puts the Yankees in jeopardy of falling out of a first-place tie with the Orioles. Baltimore is playing the Athletics...Read more »
Andy Pettitte threw off the mound, went through another session of pitcher’s fielding practice and still is on target to start Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Said Joe Girardi, “Everything’s a go.”
Brian Cashman said of Mark Teixeira (calf strain): “He still feels it.” ...Read more »
The bone bruise in Derek Jeter's left ankle, the one he refuses to acknowledge, is something that can be healed only through prolonged rest, Brian Cashman said. And the general manager knows that's not realistic.
"We're going to have to help someone manage through it and it's someone who doesn't want help," Cashman said before Friday night's game, in which Jeter broke a tie with...Read more »
BOSTON — Despite his .204 average, Andruw Jones again was in the lineup against lefthander Felix Doubront. “People are going to run lefties against us,” Joe Girardi said. “He needs to be productive. We need to see what he’s done in the past for us.” Jones lined a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead....Read more »
BOSTON — Ivan Nova, who was 1-4 with a 7.28 ERA after the All-Star break before going on the DL Aug. 23, returns to the rotation Saturday. “In watching him throw the last couple of times, he seems to be throwing the ball better than when he went on the DL, so that’s a positive,” Larry Rothschild said. “We’ll see.”...Read more »
BOSTON — Joe Girardi made it official one day before he was expected to do so: Andy Pettitte is back in the rotation.
Girardi announced before Thursday night’s game that the 40-year-old lefthander, on the disabled list since June 28 with a fractured left ankle, will start Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Girardi said Wednesday that a decision would be made after Pettitte was evaluated...Read more »
Now Derek Jeter can "Say Hey" to his neighbor on the all-time hits list.
Jeter's RBI single in the seventh inning of Thursday night's 2-0 win over the Red Sox gave him 3,283 hits, tying him with Willie Mays for 10th place on the all-time hits list.
Jeter's milestone came on a 3-2 pitch from reliever Junichi Tazawa and scored Steve Pierce from second base. But it was not just...Read more »
Orioles rookie Manny Machado might be the smartest 20-year-old around these days.
Rather than getting into explaining why, just watch this video embedded below for an explanation. It's from Tuesday night's Rays game. It comes complete with three viewings, each of which gives you a different media outlet on the call.
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