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LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up

For the third night in a row, the Red Sox attempt to clinch the AL East championship at Yankee Stadium. Boston entered the three-game set needing one victory over rival New York to secure its third consecutive division crown. But the Yankees have put the party on hold with two wins, including a 10-1 rout … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Yanks defend turf, Phillies-Braves, Scherzer up

NEW YORK | Judge, Chapman work out, could return to Yankees this week

NEW YORK —Yankees slugger Aaron  Judge had 11 at-bats in a simulated game and New York closer Aroldis Chapman threw 22 pitches, perhaps the last steps before both are cleared to return to full action. The team said Judge faced right-handers A.J. Cole and Chance Adams along with minor league left-hander Phillip Diehl at Yankee … Continue reading NEW YORK | Judge, Chapman work out, could return to Yankees this week

OAKLAND, Calif. | Canha homers as A’s gain ground on Yankees in wild-card race

OAKLAND, Calif.— Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Trevor Cahill, leading the Oakland Athletics past the New York Yankees 6-3 on Monday in a matchup between two teams in the AL wild-card race. The A’s jumped on CC Sabathia early and pulled within 3 1/2 games of New York … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif. | Canha homers as A’s gain ground on Yankees in wild-card race

LEADING OFF: Shaved McCutchen joins Yanks, Donaldson moves

Andrew McCutchen is expected to join the Yankees when they host Detroit, a day after being acquired from San Francisco. The 2013 NL MVP will take over right field duties with slugger Aaron Judge still recovering from a broken right wrist. McCutchen was one of the game’s most recognizable faces in his younger days with … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Shaved McCutchen joins Yanks, Donaldson moves

BOSTON | Boston manager Alex Cora tossed in 1st inning vs. Yankees

BOSTON— Red Sox manager Alex Cora was ejected one pitch into the bottom of the first inning for arguing after an inside pitch to Mookie Betts. Both benches were warned when Luis Severino threw a fastball high and inside to Betts on his first pitch. In the top of the first, New York leadoff batter … Continue reading BOSTON | Boston manager Alex Cora tossed in 1st inning vs. Yankees

NEW YORK | Gray, Yankees flop in 7-5 loss to lowly Orioles

NEW YORK — Sonny Gray was chased in the third inning by the team with worst record in the majors, big league-loss leader Alex Cobb ended a nine-start winless streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-5 Wednesday. Despite what appeared to be a midgame lecture in the dugout by third base … Continue reading NEW YORK | Gray, Yankees flop in 7-5 loss to lowly Orioles

LEADING OFF: Newcomb faces fallout after offensive tweets

A look at what’s happening around the majors Monday: TWEET TROUBLE Atlanta pitcher Sean Newcomb will face the fallout from his tweets, a day after he apologized for racist, homophobic and sexist posts he put on social media as a teenager. The 25-year-old came within one strike of a no-hitter Sunday at SunTrust Park against … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Newcomb faces fallout after offensive tweets

LEADING OFF: Happ debuts for Yanks, Astros minus Altuve

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: HAPPENING J.A. Happ makes his Yankees debut, three days after New York got him from Toronto in a trade for Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney. The 35-year-old lefty starts out at home against Kansas City. Happ has enjoyed success over Boston in his … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Happ debuts for Yanks, Astros minus Altuve