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Odd path to playoffs: Kratz, Voit, Brasier take longer road

Of course Erik Kratz kept hoping for a moment like this. That’s why he stuck around, through a dozen big league organizations, a couple of cruel demotions in the minors, a bunch of near-misses in October. And the time he accidentally shot himself in the hand with a nail gun. “I really feel like I’ve … Continue reading Odd path to playoffs: Kratz, Voit, Brasier take longer road

BOSTON | Yankees tie HR mark, beat Red Sox 11-6, home for wild card

BOSTON— The New York Yankees clinched home-field advantage for the AL wild-card game on Friday night, hitting four homers to tie the major league single-season record and beat the Boston Red Sox 11-6. Reigning Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge hit his first homer since coming off the disabled list Sept. 14, and Gary Sanchez, … Continue reading BOSTON | Yankees tie HR mark, beat Red Sox 11-6, home for wild card

NEW YORK | Happ gets slam help from Bird, Yankees beat Blue Jays 10-2

NEW YORK  — In a lopsided win, this was not the kind of big hit the New York Yankees hoped to see. Didi Gregorius hurt his left heel in a collision at first base during a 10-2 romp over Toronto on Sunday, an injury that could sideline the star shortstop for a while. “It’s something … Continue reading NEW YORK | Happ gets slam help from Bird, Yankees beat Blue Jays 10-2

NEW YORK | Guzman 1st rookie to hit 3 HRs in game vs Yanks, Texas wins

NEW YORK — Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees, powering the Texas Rangers past New York 12-7 on Friday night. Eight days after Boston’s Steve Pearce connected three times off the Yankees, Guzman duplicated the feat in ending New York’s four-game winning streak. Guzman … Continue reading NEW YORK | Guzman 1st rookie to hit 3 HRs in game vs Yanks, Texas wins

NEW YORK | Stanton hits hardest HR clocked by Statcast, Yanks top Texas

NEW YORK  — Giancarlo Stanton’s teammates jumped out of the dugout, amazed at how fast the power hitter’s latest homer sped into the Yankee Stadium seats. The Yankee slugger? Well, it was just another one in his ledger. Stanton hit the hardest homer ever measured by Major League Baseball’s Statcast system, Neil Walker hit two … Continue reading NEW YORK | Stanton hits hardest HR clocked by Statcast, Yanks top Texas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Rays beat Yanks after Sanchez fails to hustle on final out

PETERSBURG, Fla. — Gary Sanchez failed to hustle on a pair of key plays, Jake Bauers hit a three-run homer and scored with some nifty baserunning, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Luis Severino and the New York Yankees 7-6 on Monday night. The Yankees loaded the bases against Jose Alvarado with one out in … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Rays beat Yanks after Sanchez fails to hustle on final out

NEW YORK  | Cespedes returns, Familia may depart and Mets beat Yanks 7-5

NEW YORK  — The second Subway Series was a night of crossroads. Mets closer Jeurys Familia was withheld because a trade could be imminent. Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes returned with a home run, then said the cause of his leg problems was calcification on both heels that could require surgery and an 8-to-10-month recovery. Yankees … Continue reading NEW YORK  | Cespedes returns, Familia may depart and Mets beat Yanks 7-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Bauers homers in 12th, Rays sweep Yankees with 7-6 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Jake Bauers and the Tampa Bay Rays made it a lost weekend for the New York Yankees. An injury to Gary Sanchez turned the trip into an even bigger loss. Bauers led off the 12th inning with a home run and Tampa Bay completed a three-game sweep of the … Continue reading ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. | Bauers homers in 12th, Rays sweep Yankees with 7-6 win