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One American League MVP candidate just left the Bronx. Another arrives Monday night.
Yep, it's time for Miguel Cabrera vs. Mike Trout, old school vs. new school, Round 2.
The arguments are similar to last year.
Cabrera plays for a (likely) playoff-bound team and is one of the game's best hitters. Heck, he hit two home runs off Mariano Rivera in back-to-back appearances by the greatest...Read more »
More often than not, seeing Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning means game over. But not on Sunday.
For the first time in his career, Rivera blew a save in his third straight games. The Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez hit back-to-back home runs off Rivera to tie the game at 4-4 in the top of the ninth Sunday.
But for the second time in three games Brett Gardner came...Read more »
Alex Rodriguez still has some of his old bat speed.
The embattled Yankees third baseman homered on the second pitch he saw off Tigers starter Justin Verlander, slamming a 92 mph fastball to left field. The solo shot led off the bottom of the second inning and tied the score at 1-1.
It was the first home run Rodriguez hit since returning to the Yankees on Monday in Chicago following offseason...Read more »
Yankees catcher Austin Romine hit his first career home run in the seventh inning on Sunday, a solo shot to left-centerfield, off San Diego Padres reliever Dale Thayer.
It took the rookie 89 career at-bats to collect his first homer, a bomb, off a 2-2 fastball that caught a little too much of the plate. At the time, it cut the Yankees' deficit to three runs but they would not score again,...Read more »
What can the Yankees expect from Curtis Granderson when he returns to the lineup against the Padres on Friday night?
Turns out, probably a lot.
The Yankees have 55 games left to either secure a Wild-Card berth or, improbably, wrestle control of the AL East away from the Red Sox and Rays. Granderson is key to the Yankees achieving either route.
Granderson suffered a broken forearm...Read more »
It’s more than just a possibility that the Yankees could claim one of the two Wild-Card playoff spots. They actually have one of the easier schedules of the teams in the hunt.
Heading into Friday’s game against the Padres, the Yankees are 3.5 games out of the second Wild-Card spot. Texas and Baltimore are tied at a half-game behind the Indians and the Rays are four games up in the Wild-Card...Read more »
1. GARY SANCHEZ, C, Tampa Yankees (Class A)
.260 BA, .320 OBP, .440 SLG, 13 HR, 61 RBIs
The righty has slugged .548 against lefties, but only .391 against righthanders.
2. J.R. MURPHY, C S/WB RailRiders (AAA)
.279 BA, .359 OBP, .439 SLG, 9 HR, 38 RBIs (AA/AAA combined)
Hitting .300 with .814 OPS in last 10 games, with at least one hit in nine of them.
3. RAFAEL...Read more »
Arlington was the latest stop in the Mariano Rivera “farewell tour,” as the Yankees closer was reunited with former teammate John Wetteland, and was presented with a gift and charitable donation from the Rangers. In a pregame ceremony, Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan was on hand to present a $5,000 donation to Rivera’s charitable foundation, and later Wetteland gave Rivera a cowboy hat and boots with the...Read more »
Alex Rodriguez, in a new statement Thursday, says he’s ready to play and wants to be in the Yankees' lineup Friday night.
“Enough doctors, let’s play,” Rodriguez said in a statement sent to a number of media outlets.
The Yankees' third baseman has yet to play at the MLB level this season and has been sidelined since Sunday with what the Yankees’ doctor called a Grade 1 strain of his...Read more »