Latest Aaron Boone News

Yanks' Boone defends catcher Sánchez as 'excellent' defender

Oct. 16, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn't sure Wednesday what his lineup for the next day's Game 4 of the AL Championship Series would look like. Gary Sánchez will be behind the plate, though — whether many in the Bronx want it that way or not. Boone doubled down on his defense of...

Yanks' bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Oct. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston Astros in their AL Championship Series. Game 4 of the ALCS scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed a day...

Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole is making his pitch to own this October. A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Altuve and Josh...

Yankees slumping at plate, fall behind 2-1 to Astros in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius turned on a first-pitch fastball from Gerrit Cole with two on and two outs in the fifth inning and sent it soaring toward the right-field seats. The crowd at Yankee Stadium rose and roared, hoping for a go-ahead drive. "I think every flyball in 2019 is a homer," Houston...

Hicks back in Yanks' lineup for Game 3 of ALCS; Stanton out

Oct. 15, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks returned to the New York Yankees' starting lineup on Tuesday for the first time since Aug. 3 and Giancarlo Stanton remained out for the second straight game when the AL Championship Series resumed with the Yankees and Astros tied 1-all. Hicks took over in center field and was...

Cole, unbeaten since May, transformed by Astros analytics

Oct. 15, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people. "There was charts, video, matching charts," Cole recalled. "It was all new then, but it's pretty straightforward to me now."...

LEADING OFF: Nats a win from 1st World Series, Cole vs Yanks

Oct. 15, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CAPITAL GAINS Patrick Corbin can pitch the Nationals to their first pennant when Washington goes for a four-game sweep of slumping St. Louis in the NL Championship Series. The $140 million lefty starts at home against Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson. Washington...

Yankees, Astros plan all relievers in ALCS Game 4 vs. Astros

Oct. 14, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Astros plan all-bullpen games from the start in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series in a sign of the times. With the best-of-seven series tied 1-1, New York's Luis Severino starts Game 3 on Tuesday against Gerrit Cole. Masahiro Tanaka began the opener for the Yankees and...

LEADING OFF: Strasburg, Nats lead Cards 2-0, Stanton hurt

Oct. 14, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: MAKING THEIR PITCH Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals try to move within a win of the World Series. They lead St. Louis 2-0 in the NL Championship Series after dominant starts by Max Scherzer and Aníbal Sánchez — the Cardinals...

Yanks' bullpen buckles in 11th after Paxton hooked in 3rd

Oct. 14, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Yankees went to the bullpen early and kept a parade of relievers going to the mound — even CC Sabathia. But New York's bullpen buckled in the 11th inning when Carlos Correa led off with a home run off J.A. Happ, the Yankees' ninth pitcher, to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 win...