Yankees batter Blue Jays, take a big step toward the playoffs

TORONTO – The Yankees took another step toward the off-season Thursday night, and the center of their lineup once again showed how dangerous that can be. They hit four homers from AL Cy Young candidate Robbie Ray in a 6-2 win over the Blue Jays as they reduced their magic number to get a wild-card … Read more

The Yankees bullpen delivers ‘giant’ outings in victory over Rangers

The Yankees bullpen has not been the strength they had expected it would be down the stretch. In Monday’s 4-3 win over Rangers, however, they got exactly what they needed — including encouraging excursions from the inconsistent Chad Green and Aroldis Chapman. Green, who had allowed five runs – and three homers – in his … Read more

The Yankees’ ‘hope’ Domingo German can strike in the stretch

The Yankees’ ‘hope’ Domingo German can strike in the stretch

BALTIMORE – The Yankees still expect Domingo German to give them some important innings down the line despite being out since July. “It’s hope,” Aaron Boone said before the Yankees met the Orioles Tuesday at Camden Yards. The right hand was scheduled to begin a rehab task with Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday night. … Read more

The Red-hot Yankees hold back the Twins for the seventh straight win

The Red-hot Yankees hold back the Twins for the seventh straight win

The Yankees tend to beat up the Twins, even when they are playoffs — and then crush them even more in October. So when a struggling version of the Twins arrived at The Bronx on Thursday, they just served as more fodder for the glowing Yankees. With a spark from the bottom of their lineup … Read more

The Yankees sweep the Red Sox to move into the wild-card spot

The Yankees sweep the Red Sox to move into the wild-card spot

On the outside and looking into the post-season picture for most of the season, the Yankees are finally in the driver’s seat of the wild-card race. With a touch of the Red Sox in Tuesday’s doubleheader in The Bronx, the Yankees are now straight (though percentage points ahead) to Boston for a wild-card spot. The … Read more

The Yankees hope the bullpen’s strong outing can be a ‘springboard’

The Yankees hope the bullpen’s strong outing can be a ‘springboard’

The Angels arrived at Yankee Stadium on Monday to make a game that was originally planned to follow the season’s biggest collapse of the Yankees bullpen. The Yankees have largely risen since then-came into the day with a record of 24-13, since Aroldis Chapman’s meltdown on June 30 was limited by Jared Walsh’s game-tie grand … Read more

The Yankees are considering removing Zack Britton from a closer role

The Yankees are considering removing Zack Britton from a closer role

CHICAGO – Zack Britton may have been blowing his last save for a while. Manager Aaron Boone said on WFAN Friday that the Yankees will consider making a change in the closer role as Britton continues to fight — most recently in Thursday’s loss to the White Sox, as he allowed a game-winning two-run homer … Read more

Anthony Rizzos belts another HR to lead the Yankees past the Marlins

Anthony Rizzos belts another HR to lead the Yankees past the Marlins

MIAMI – Anthony Rizzo has not wasted time making his mark on the Yankees. He hit a monstrous home run in his debut last Friday to give the Yankees a lead, and the first baseman delivered again in Saturday’s 4-2 win over the Marlins as he scored clearly ahead in the fifth and added another … Read more

Jose Altuve, Astros get the last laugh by trolling Aaron Judge

Jose Altuve, Astros get the last laugh by trolling Aaron Judge

Astros did not let Aaron Judge’s troll of Jose Altuve go without an answer – got the last laugh emphatically. After hitting a walk-off home run to beat the Yankees 8-7 Sunday in Minute Maid Park, Altuve was the last to stand – with his shirt off, a scene he did not allow to happen … Read more

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