October 2, 2011 |
NEW YORK - Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and drove in six runs, rookie Ivan Nova pitched brilliantly into the ninth inning in an unusual relief appearance, and the New York Yankees shook off a 23-hour rain delay to beat the Detroit Tigers, 9-3, in their suspended playoff opener Saturday night. A day after rain wiped out aces Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia after only 11/2 innings, the game resumed in the bottom of the second. No national anthem, all Yankees. Cano barely missed a homer on his tiebreaking double in the fifth, and New York broke it open with a six-run sixth against Doug Fister.
March 6, 2013 |
NEW YORK Yankees general manager Brian Cashman broke his right leg and dislocated the ankle while skydiving in Florida. Cashman jumped with the U.S. Army Golden Knights in a plane from Homestead Air Reserve Base outside Miami, a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was hurt on his second jump Monday. The Yankees said X-rays at Homestead Hospital revealed a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. Cashman was scheduled for surgery later in the day with Dr. Dominic Carreira at Broward Health Medical Center.
April 3, 2013
April Fools' Day was Monday, right? New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano fired agent Scott Boras and signed with rapper Jay-Z's company Roc Nation on Tuesday. Cano is in the final year of a six-year, $57 million contract and reportedly declined a sizable extension in February. Yankees fan Jay-Z is planning to become a certified agent who will push athletes' crossover marketing interests. But will he shop Cano outside the Big Apple? Cano, 30, hit .313 with 33 home runs last season.
October 6, 2005 |
Orlando Cabrera and Bengie Molina both drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Angels came from behind last night to beat the New York Yankees, 5-3, and tie their best-of-five American League divisional series at one game each. In the seventh inning, Cabrera put the Angels in front for the first time in the series when he hit a single off Yankees starter Chien-Ming Wang that scored Steve Finley and Jeff DaVanon. An inning earlier, Molina's RBI single had scored Cabrera and pulled the Angels into a 2-2 tie. Molina later added a solo homer in the eighth off Al Leiter to pad the margin to 5-2, a run that took on added meaning when Jorge Posada homered in the top of the ninth.
April 15, 2011 |
Nick Swisher hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit for an 6-5 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles last night. After Joba Chamberlain used his big body to save a run in the eighth by blocking the plate and keeping the Yankees within 5-4, Jorge Posada led off the bottom of the ninth with a tying homer on the first pitch off closer Kevin Gregg. Michael Gonzalez (0-1) walked Mark Teixeira and gave up a double to Alex Rodriguez to start the 10th.
October 4, 2011 |
DETROIT - Justin Verlander struck out 11 in eight gritty innings, and Jose Valverde stopped a Yankees rally for the second straight night, whiffing Derek Jeter with two on to close out the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 victory over New York last night. Delmon Young hit a tiebreaking homer in seventh off Rafael Soriano and the Tigers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five ALDS, pushing the Yankees to the brink of elimination. Verlander and Yankees ace CC Sabathia were back on the mound after their Game 1 matchup was halted early by bad weather Friday night after only 1 1/2 innings.
December 14, 2013
A person familiar with the negotiations said the Detroit Tigers and righthanded pitcher Joba Chamberlain agreed to terms on a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press on Thursday because the deal hadn't been announced. Chamberlain was 2-1 with one save in 45 games and a career-high 4.93 ERA last season for the New York Yankees. The converted starter was 23-14 with five saves with a 3.85 ERA in 260 games over seven seasons with the Yankees.
November 16, 2014
Mariners star Robinson Cano is expected to miss three to four weeks after breaking a toe during the Major League Baseball All-Stars tour of Japan. Seattle said Saturday that Cano will not need a cast and that the injury will heal with rest. He will likely be able to resume baseball activities in mid-December. The second baseman was hit by a pitch on the right foot during a 4-0 loss in Tokyo on Saturday. X-rays revealed a fracture in his small toe. Cano signed a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Mariners before last season.
June 21, 2010 |
The house that Ruth, er, Ty builds It was extreme makeover day at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. No, the Yankees weren't revamping their banged-up lineup. The reality TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition took to the field and surprised a New York family with the promise to rebuild its home. Host Ty Pennington introduced the Lutz family of East Setauket, N.Y., before the Yankees played the Mets. Shouting through a bullhorn, Pennington brought the Lutzes out of the stands to join him in front of the pitcher's mound.
April 16, 2015 |
IN OCTOBER, hockey great Gordie Howe was so debilitated by a stroke he wanted to die. "He was saying, 'Take me out back and shoot me,' " son Murray Howe told the Associated Press. "He was serious. It wasn't like a joke. I said, 'Dad, let's just see if we can help you first.' " Howe was 86 when he suffered the stroke, which caused slurred speech and loss of use of his right arm and leg. Murray, a diagnostic radiologist, and Howe's other three children, took the Hall of Famer to Mexico where he was injected with donor stem-cells.