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Yankees' Lyons kept from game after lineup card mix-up

Sep. 23, 2020 12:49 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Lyons walked to the mound to relieve Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, then walked right back to New York’s dugout without throwing a pitch against Toronto. Turned out the 32-year-old left-hander wasn’t on the umpires’ lineup card, plate umpire Carlos Torres and...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Cole has sharp playoff prep as Yankees rout Blue Jays 12-1

Sep. 22, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gerrit Cole limited the Toronto to five hits over seven innings in his final preparation for the playoffs, and Aaron Hicks drove in three runs in a 12-1 rout over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Cole (7-3) struck out seven and walked none, inducing 11 ground-ball outs and 14 swings and...

Toronto Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk (85) is mobbed by teammates Vladimir Guerrero Jr., left, Teoscar Hernández (37) and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., right, after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Rookie Alejandro Kirk has HR, 4 hits, Jays beat Yankees 11-5

Sep. 21, 2020 11:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Rookie Alejandro Kirk became the first catcher 21 or younger since Johnny Bench with at least four hits that included two for extra bases, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 11-5 Monday night to drop New York 1 1/2 games behind Minnesota for home-field advantage in the first...

Yankees celebrate playoff berth with hotel lobby toast

Sep. 21, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

The New York Yankees found an unusual place to celebrate clinching a playoff berth in an atypical season. After losing at Boston on Sunday, the Yankees headed to Buffalo, New York, for the start of a series against Toronto, and New York's berth in the expanded 16-team playoffs was clinched when Seattle lost at...

Boston Red Sox's Tanner Houck delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Red Sox finally snap skid vs Yankees, who clinch spot anyway

Sep. 20, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Despite dismal results against the New York Yankees this season, at least the Boston Red Sox didn’t have to watch their longtime rivals enjoy clinching a playoff berth at Fenway Park. They made sure of that by finally beating the Yankees this year. Hours later, however, the Yankees...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier (77) celebrates his two-run home run that also drove in Luke Voit, behind, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Happ, Frazier lift Yanks over Red Sox for 10th straight win

Sep. 20, 2020 1:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth. J.A. Happ pitched eight scoreless innings, Clint Frazier hit a two-run home run and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-0 Saturday night for...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, grounds into a double play in front of Boston Red Sox's Christian Vazquez during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Yankees rally, beat Bosox 6-5 in 12 for 9th straight win

Sep. 19, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New York Yankees' bats arrived just in time to help extend their longest win streak of the season. Gary Sanchez hit a tying home run with two outs in the ninth inning, DJ LeMahieu had a go-ahead double in the 12th and the Yankees rallied past the Boston Red Sox 6-5 Friday night for their...

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks hit 5 HR in inning, top Toronto 10-7 for 8-game streak

Sep. 18, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches for the New York Yankees -- and that was just the start of the night’s power surge. By the time the Bombers’ barrage was over, the Yankees had hit a record-setting 1.42 miles of home runs in a three-game...

New York Yankees Aaron Judge reacts after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yankees' Aaron Judge no fan of MLB bubble

Sep. 17, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone packed two large suitcases Thursday and bid adieu to his family, not knowing when he’d see them again. Right fielder Aaron Judge is packing, too, though he's not a fan of Major League Baseball's postseason arrangements. “Not a fan of the bubble....

Toronto Blue Jays' Jacob Waguespack reacts as New York Yankees' Kyle Higashioka runs the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks' 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays

Sep. 16, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Higashioka was as surprised as anyone. “It's just kind of crazy how baseball works sometimes," the career .169 hitter said. “One minute, you can’t hit the ball to save your life, and then the next game you play and pop three over the fence.” Higashioka...