July 15, 2008 |
TRENTON - Chris Malec's two-run homer in the first inning yesterday took care of the offense for the Trenton Thunder in a 2-0 Eastern League victory over the Binghamton Mets. Malec went 4 for 4 with two doubles. Brian Bruney, in a rehab start for the New York Yankees, gave up a hit in the one inning he pitched. Phil Coke went the rest of the way, allowing three hits and striking out 11 to complete the shutout. Akron 5, Reading 3 READING - Bronson Sardinha's two-run single in the ninth snapped a 3-3 tie to give the Aeros a win over the Phillies in the Eastern League.
November 3, 2009 |
Chase Utley has tied former Yankee Reggie Jackson for most home runs in a single World Series, with five. A look at those performances: Chase Utley 2009, vs. New York Yankees 1. Game 1, third inning, off CC Sabathia, 0 on, 2 outs, rightfield (Phillies, 1-0). 2. Game 1, sixth inning, off CC Sabathia, 0 on, 1 out, rightfield (Phillies, 2-0) 3. Game 4, seventh inning, off CC Sabathia, 0 on, 2 out, rightfield (Yankees, 4-3) 4. Game 5, first inning, off A.J. Burnett, 2 on, 0 out, rightfield (Phillies, 3-1)
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 ?
August 10, 2009 |
Johnny Damon and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning last night, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox, 5-2, to finish their first four-game home sweep of their bitter rival in 24 years. Victor Martinez hit a two-run homer off Phil Coke (4-3) in the top of the eighth, snapping Boston's 31-inning scoreless streak and making it 2-1. Daniel Bard (0-1) retired the first two hitters in the bottom half before Damon drove a 98-mph fastball over the rightfield fence, bringing the fourth consecutive sellout crowd at Yankee Stadium to its feet.
August 24, 2011 |
BRANDON ALLEN hit two tape-measure homers, Eric Sogard connected for one that barely cleared the wall and the visiting Oakland Athletics hung on to beat the New York Yankees 6-5 last night. Brandon McCarthy ran the A's stretch of superb pitching into the eighth inning before allowing a two-out, three-run homer to Nick Swisher that lifted a quiet crowd in Yankee stadium. The three runs were one more than Oakland had given up in the previous three games combined. The Yankees rallied for two runs in the ninth against A's closer Andrew Bailey before Swisher flied out to the wall in right-center with the bases loaded for Bailey's 17th save.
October 17, 2012 |
DETROIT - Justin Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees, 2-1, Tuesday night for a three-games-to-none lead in the AL Championship Series. Phil Coke gave up consecutive singles with two outs in the ninth before striking out postseason star Raul Ibanez for his second save in two games. Verlander allowed only a pair of singles by Ichiro Suzuki and a leadoff homer by Eduardo Nunez in the ninth. Delmon Young hit a solo home run for the Tigers, and Miguel Cabrera had an RBI double.
November 4, 2009 |
NEW YORK - CC and A.J. reeked of machismo. A.P. is a realist. CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, younger and stronger, approached their recent starts on 3 days' rest with shrugs. Andy Pettitte approaches his tonight in Game 6 with understandable trepidation. "Physically, for me, it obviously is a little concern, just seeing how my body is going to feel on that short rest, because I'm just not sure at my age," said Pettitte, 37. "Also, mentally, it was a grind for me the other night.
June 9, 2009 |
Andy Pettitte and another barrage of home runs at the new Yankee Stadium carried New York to a win that started what figures to be a challenging week. Pettitte recovered from two wild outings, Johnny Damon hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning and the Yankees defeated the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, 5-3, last night. Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher and Derek Jeter also homered for the Yankees, who got all their runs on longballs as Andy Sonnanstine allowed a career-high four.
June 30, 2011 |
Scott Hairston hit a bases-loaded triple and Ronny Paulino contributed four hits as part of another offensive barrage by the visiting New York Mets, who beat the Detroit Tigers, 16-9, last night. The Mets set a team record by scoring 52 runs in a four-game span, according to STATS LLC. They had 69 hits during their spree. Tigers utilityman Don Kelly got the final out, becoming the first Detroit position player to pitch since 2000. Miguel Cabrera hit two of Detroit's five homers.
October 14, 2011 |
DETROIT - One moment, Justin Verlander and the Tigers were on the verge of watching their season slip away. After a doubleplay and a lucky bounce, they were headed back to Texas. Verlander helped save Detroit's season with a gutsy effort and the Tigers hit for a sudden cycle to break away in a 7-5 victory yesterday that cut the Rangers' lead to 3-2 in the AL Championship Series. Delmon Young hit two of Detroit's four homers and Miguel Cabrera had a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning - thanks to a bizarre bounce off third base.