February 25, 2013 |
CURTIS GRANDERSON jogged to first base after being hit on his right forearm as if it was a minor annoyance. Back at the ballpark in a brace a couple of hours later, it was clear the New York Yankees had a pretty big power problem on their hands. In his first at-bat of spring training, the slugger broke his arm when he was hit by a pitch from Toronto's J.A. Happ in the bottom of the first inning Sunday, and is expected to be out until early May. "Grandy is not a bat you say is easy to replace, but we're going to have to find a way," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
September 18, 2011 |
Mariano Rivera ended all conversation about the greatest closer in major-league history on Saturday when he tied the career saves record with the 601st of his glittering career in a 7-6 win over Toronto. The Yankee immortal matched Trevor Hoffman as the all-time leader. "[No. 602 will be] the big one because it just puts the final stamp on it that he's the greatest closer of all time," New York manager Joe Girardi said. Come on Joe. Who'd you think it was, Luis Arroyo ?
February 20, 2010 |
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski says he has made a contract offer to free agent Johnny Damon. Dombrowski confirmed the offer in a telephone interview with the Associated Press after telling reporters in Lakeland, Fla., that the Tigers were interested in signing the outfielder. Damon, 36, hit .286 with 24 homers for the New York Yankees last season. He likely would bat leadoff for the Tigers, filling the void left when Detroit dealt Curtis Granderson to the Yankees.
August 8, 2006 |
Zach Miner won the battle of rookie pitchers, but Francisco Liriano might have an excuse. The Detroit Tigers roughed up Liriano again in a 9-3 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins last night. Detroit (76-36) is now a season-best 40 games over .500. "We knew before the season that we could win some games," Curtis Granderson said. "We didn't expect this. " Liriano (12-3) has a 7.63 ERA against Detroit this season, more than five times higher than his ERA (1.39) against the rest of the majors.
August 12, 2006 |
Jose Contreras pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout and Jim Thome and A.J. Pierzynski homered last night as the Chicago White Sox ended Justin Verlander's seven-game winning streak and beat the visiting Detroit Tigers, 5-0. Contreras (11-4) didn't give up a hit until Curtis Granderson doubled with two outs in the sixth in the opener of a three-game series between Detroit, the team with the best record in baseball, and the defending World Series champion White Sox. The White Sox cut Detroit's lead in the American League Central to 7 1/2 games and sent the Tigers to their third straight loss.
October 5, 2011 |
DETROIT - Curtis Granderson made two spectacular catches against his former team, and A.J. Burnett came through when the Yankees needed him most, leading New York past the Detroit Tigers, 10-1, Tuesday night to send their AL division series back to the Bronx for a decisive Game 5. Derek Jeter rebounded from a game-ending strikeout Monday, putting the Yankees ahead to stay with a two-run double in the third inning. Granderson also had an RBI double, and New York broke it open with six runs in the eighth.
September 10, 2012 |
THE NEW YORK Yankees escaped from Camden Yards with their lead in the AL East intact, and as a bonus, slugger Curtis Granderson worked his way out of a slump. Granderson came off the bench to hit his 35th homer and drive in five runs, and visiting New York beat the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, 13-3, to regain sole possession of first place in the division and earn an important split of the season series. Derek Jeter also homered for the Yankees, who lead the Orioles by one game with 22 left.
April 15, 2015
NEW YORK - For the second time in three games, Ben Revere, leftfielder, made himself known. The converted centerfielder made an incredible diving catch Monday on a Curtis Granderson line drive slicing toward the left-field corner. In a span of just three days, Revere is responsible for the Phillies' two best defensive plays of the first week of their season. For whatever reason, he appears to be reading balls off the bat more efficiently in left field than he did in the position he played on a regular basis for the Phillies in the previous two years.
May 16, 2007 |
The Detroit Tigers had lost two games in a row, and Justin Verlander considered it his job to keep the streak from reaching three. "Absolutely. We lost our last two games, and I really just wanted to go out there and make a statement," he said last night after leading the visiting Tigers to a 7-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. "Everybody on this team can play that role. I just happened to be the guy today. " Verlander scattered six hits over 7 2/3 innings, and Brandon Inge and Magglio Ordonez homered.
August 16, 2007 |
Deciding the AL Central champion will take a while. Fausto Carmona struck out a career-high 10 and finally got his 14th win as the Cleveland Indians regained a share of the division lead with Detroit by beating the visiting Tigers, 5-2, last night to split the two-game showdown series. Carmona (14-7) dominated Detroit, allowing one earned run and four hits in eight innings. Staked to an early 3-1 lead, Carmona unleashed his breaking pitches on the Tigers, retiring 13 of 14 in one stretch, and earned his first win since beating Boston, 1-0, on July 25. "Whew, Carmona was something," Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge said.