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Yankees plan to have talks with Cole, Strasburg

Nov. 11, 2019 10:26 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — After falling short of reaching the World Series for the 10th straight year, the New York Yankees intend to have conversations with top free agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. "It's a good time to be them," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday as the...

Yankees' Hicks to have Tommy John surgery, out 8-10 months

Oct. 24, 2019 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees hardly finished the 2019 season before starting on their injured list for 2020. Center fielder Aaron Hicks will have Tommy John surgery for a partially torn ligament in his throwing elbow and is expected to be out 8 to 10 months. General manager Brian Cashman announced...

Yankees need ace like Gerrit Cole as they pivot toward 2020

Oct. 20, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Gerrit Cole could be seeing a lot more of the New York Yankees real soon. While there was no Game 7 for the Astros' ace to face the Yankees in the AL Championship Series, could he start New York's opener at Baltimore on March 26? "The work never ends," New York manager Aaron Boone said after...

Hinch blows whistle, calls sign stealing suspicions 'a joke'

Oct. 18, 2019 2:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch blew his own whistle Thursday on sign stealing and pitch tipping: He's had enough of allegations about Houston hitters going out of bounds to decipher what's coming at the plate. Hinch eagerly weighed in again on an issue that won't seem to go away this postseason....

Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next

Oct. 18, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They have the pitching, and they don't need the pitches. Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series. "It's Justin Verlander," reliever Ryan Pressly said. George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Astros got...

Stanton still out, Hicks moved up to 3rd in Yanks' order

Oct. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton remained out of the New York Yankees lineup for the third straight game and Aaron Hicks was moved up to third in the batting order for Game 4 of the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros on Thursday night. Limited by injuries to 18 games during the regular...

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...

LEADING OFF: Storm over ALCS, Nats headed to World Series

Oct. 16, 2019 3:13 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WEATHER OR NOT A major storm was moving into the New York area, putting Game 4 of the AL Championship Series in peril. The Astros lead 2-1 in the best-of-seven matchup after winning at Yankee Stadium 4-1 on Tuesday. The teams are scheduled to play at night, but...

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...