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Verlander can't close out Yanks; ALCS heads back to Houston

Oct. 19, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander watched and waited, hoping Aaron Hicks' drive deep down the right field line would hook foul at the last instant. When it bonked hard off the bright yellow foul pole for a three-run homer, Verlander crouched beside the mound and simply held up his glove, waiting for a new...

LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

Oct. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton was filled with nerves, and so were New York Yankees fans, worried the season was slipping away. Tension only surged when the top of the first featured a little grounder that got away, a passed ball and a run-scoring wild pitch. No worries. Boom! DJ LeMahieu drove Justin...

In bullpen battle, Yanks can even ALCS vs Astros in Game 6

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros' ticket to the World Series. Only if Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and the rest of the New York Yankees' acclaimed relief corps force him to try. After staving off elimination with a 4-1 victory Friday night in the Bronx, the Yankees...

Stanton returns to Yanks lineup as DH in Game 5 of ALCS

Oct. 18, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton visited manager Aaron Boone's office Thursday night. Their conversation was brief. "We both kind of said, 'Let's go,'" Boone said. Stanton is back in New York's lineup for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series after missing three straight games with a...

Greinke says he didn't hear taunts, Astros quiet Yanks crowd

Oct. 18, 2019 6:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sounds as though Zack Greinke got an earful at Yankee Stadium while warming up in the bullpen. By the time the ninth inning rolled around, most of those fans were long gone. Awfully satisfying for the Houston Astros. "They emptied out pretty quick toward the end. I guess there wasn't that...

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....

Sabathia, Yanks come apart as Astros push them to brink

Oct. 18, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced from the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career. Three-time Gold Glove winner DJ LeMahieu had the first two-error game of his...

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' 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...