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Stanton HR ends Yanks' 16 1/3-inning hitless slump vs Astros

Jun. 26, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton homered against Houston's José Urquidy with one out in the seventh inning, ending the New York Yankees' hitless drought at 16 1/3 innings and spoiling the Astros' efforts to throw a second consecutive no-hitter in the Bronx. A day after Cristian...

Umpire Muchlinski leaves Astros-Yanks after foul tip to mask

Jun. 26, 2022 14:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plate umpire Mike Muchlinski left a game between the Houston Astros and New York Yankees on Sunday two innings after taking a foul ball off his mask. Houston's Michael Brantley tipped Nestor Cortes' 92 mph fastball straight back into Muchlinski on the second pitch...

Bronx Zoo elephant named Happy isn't a person, court rules

Jun. 14, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Happy the elephant may be intelligent and deserving of compassion, but she cannot be considered a person being illegally confined to the Bronx Zoo, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday. The 5-2 decision by the state Court of Appeals comes in a closely watched...

Manny Bañuelos finally lives out Yankees dream

Jun. 04, 2022 02:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When Manny Bañuelos reached the mound at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, many years after that dream seemed to have famously escaped him, catcher Jose Trevino offered a simple message. “Hey man, welcome home,” Trevino recalled saying. “This is where you're...

Clay time: Holmes transforms into elite relief with Yankees

Jun. 03, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Holmes was walking through a Target in Pittsburgh last July after a late flight home from San Francisco when Pirates general manager Ben Cherington called. "Just given the Pirates’ situation, you know some trades were going to happen,” Holmes said. “I was...

Taillon loses perfecto in 8th, Yanks rally to sweep Angels

Jun. 02, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jameson Taillon retired Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout in the seventh inning and sensed perfection might be possible. When that crumbled an inning later, he wasn't as bummed about blowing a shot at history as he was about giving up the game's first run. ...

19 diagnosed with Legionnaires' Disease in Bronx; 1 death

May. 25, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in a Bronx neighborhood has sickened 19 people since the beginning of the month, with one person dying, city health officials said Wednesday. The Health Department said cooling towers in the borough's Highbridge section had been...

Facing men in Maui was highlight for women baseball pioneers

May. 25, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As an 8-year-old girl, Beanie Ketcham dreamed of pitching for the New York Yankees. Baseball never got Ketcham to the Bronx, but her playing career did take her far — including nearly 5,000 miles from Yankee Stadium, to a ballpark in paradise. ...

2nd person arrested in shooting that killed 11-year-old girl

May. 23, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A second person was arrested in connection to the death of an 11-year-old girl who was shot on a Bronx street by a bullet intended for someone else, police said Monday. The New York Police Department said Omar Bojang, 18, faces charges including murder and...

15-year-old arrested in shooting death of 11-year-old girl

May. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 15-year-old boy riding on the back of a scooter in the Bronx fired a gunshot that was intended for a 13-year-old boy but instead struck an 11-year-old girl and killed her, police said Friday. The 15-year-old was arrested on charges including murder and...