March 2, 2014
Yankees newcomer Brian McCann knocked a solo homer against Detroit in Lakeland, Fla., on Friday, while Joba Chamberlain watched his former team beat up on his new club. "I don't know if I've ever hit a home run this early in camp," said McCann, who left the Atlanta Braves for an $85 million, five-year deal with New York. "I don't know if it's a good sign or a bad sign. " McCann's blast was the only hit Detroit starter Max Scherzer allowed in two innings, but three more home runs led to a 7-4 Yankees win. Chamberlain did not pitch, but he noticed some changes that have come with switching teams.
May 13, 2013
What was already a bad time for umpires got worse Saturday when one of them walked a batter on just three called balls. It happened in Kansas City with two outs in the fifth inning. Royals batter Lorenzo Cain was awarded first base on the seventh pitch of his at-bat after the Yankees' Andy Pettitte buried a pitch in the dirt. Home-plate umpire Mark Wegner called ball four. Yankees manager Joe Girardi disagreed, setting off a controversy. "We thought in the dugout it was 2-2," he said.
February 15, 2013 |
KEVIN YOUKILIS agrees with Joba Chamberlain: Any tension between the new teammates is in the past. Youkilis took part in his first workout with the New York Yankees on Thursday and addressed past feuding with Chamberlain over tight fastballs. After Youkilis agreed to join the Yankees, the reliever left him a voice mail. Chamberlain said in January he had not heard back, then revealed earlier this month he had received a text. "You guys have written a lot about it, and I think it's just something you guys keep going on and on about," Youkilis told reporters Thursday.
October 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK - J.J. Hardy hit an RBI double in the 13th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles bounced back from a demoralizing loss to outlast the New York Yankees, 2-1, on Thursday night, forcing a deciding Game 5 in the AL division series. After splitting 22 games this year, it all comes down this: a winner-take-all for a spot in the AL Championship Series. Game 1 winner CC Sabathia is set to pitch the deciding game for the Yankees. Orioles manager Buck Showalter had not announced his starter.
March 24, 2012
Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria decided Friday to undergo reconstructive elbow surgery, which will force him to miss the entire season. Soria left Sunday's game against Cleveland with a pain in his right elbow that was later diagnosed as ligament damage. Surgery is set for April 3 for the two-time all-star who has 160 saves the last five seasons. He also missed the 2003 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Chamberlain hurts ankle Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain dislocated his right ankle while playing with his son on a trampoline, jeopardizing his immediate future after yet another odd misstep for New York's bullpen at spring training.
June 9, 2011 |
David Ortiz hit one of three Boston homers to back a tireless Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox extended their domination of the Yankees this season, beating New York, 11-6, last night to take over first place in the AL East. Carl Crawford and J.D. Drew also connected, both in the ninth inning to break the game open for a second time. Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Adrian Gonzalez added two RBI. Facing his most familiar foe in Wakefield (3-1), Derek Jeter finished 1-for-5 to move within 11 hits of 3,000.
June 3, 2011
EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE the Yankees. Even major league players. Sports Illustrated conducted a poll, asking 185 players who they thought was the most overrated player. The top three vote-getters all wear Yankee pinstripes as do five of the top 10. Alex Rodriguez was No. 1, garnering 18 percent of the vote. He was followed by Joba Chamberlain (12 percent) and Derek Jeter (7). Former Phillie Jayson Werth, now with the Nationals, checked in at No. 4 and the Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon was fifth.
June 2, 2011 |
Once Nick Swisher got the signs down, he delivered the big hit that helped the New York Yankees complete a three-game sweep. Swisher hit a three-run homer after mistakenly thinking he was supposed to bunt, to help A.J. Burnett snap an 11-start winless streak on the road as the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the 10th straight time, 4-2, yesterday. The big blow came in the fourth inning when Swisher showed bunt against Gio Gonzalez for the first two pitches with runners on first and second and no outs.
April 1, 2011 |
NEW YORK - A healthy Curtis Granderson helped give the Yankees their earliest home win ever. Granderson hit a go-ahead homer leading off the seventh inning, and Mark Teixeira had a three-run shot off Justin Verlander, lifting New York over the Detroit Tigers, 6-3, on Thursday in the first March opener in the Bronx. "It was great - except for the weather," said Granderson. CC Sabathia pitched six workmanlike innings, Derek Jeter added a sacrifice fly in the seventh using his new stride-less swing, and Mariano Rivera earned his first save and 560th of his career.
May 6, 2010 |
Andy Pettitte became the latest aging, aching star on the Yankees. The lefthander had to leave his start against the Orioles after five innings yesterday, and New York's depleted bullpen - missing Mariano Rivera - almost coughed up a five-run lead before finally closing out Baltimore, 7-5, to finish a three-game sweep. The 37-year-old Pettitte felt stiffness above his elbow and in the back of his pitching arm. He went to the hospital for an MRI that showed mild inflammation of his elbow.