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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone wears a mask as he stands in the dugout during the third inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yanks' Cashman, Boone don't anticipate large-scale changes

Oct. 14, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not much is wrong with the New York Yankees in the view of manager Aaron Boone and general manager Brian Cashman. While stung by a five-game loss to Tampa Bay in the AL Division Series, the Yankees leadership does not appear to anticipate large-scale changes for 2021. Catcher Gary...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LEADING OFF: Rays' Snell, Astros' Valdez meet in ALCS opener

Oct. 11, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ HELLO AGAIN Houston and Tampa Bay are set to open their AL Championship Series in San Diego, with Astros left-hander Framber Valdez opposing 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell. The Rays are seeking revenge after Houston beat them in five games...

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning in Game one of a baseball American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LEADING OFF: Rays' Snell, Astros' Valdez meet in ALCS opener

Oct. 10, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Sunday: ___ HELLO AGAIN Houston and Tampa Bay are set to open their AL Championship Series in San Diego, with Astros left-hander Framber Valdez opposing 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell. The Rays are seeking revenge after Houston beat them in five games...

New York Yankees pitchers leave the field after the team's 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 of a baseball AL Division Series, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Disgusted and dismayed, Yanks face big decisions for 2021

Oct. 10, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit, backwards cap atop his head, was disgusted and dismayed. Eyes downcast, he summed up the New York Yankees’ 11th straight season without a title, the team’s widest expanse of failure since the desert between the Reggie Jackson era and the Derek Jeter renaissance....

Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Brosseau (43) celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the baseball team's AL Division Series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Brosseau homer off Chapman lifts Rays over Yanks, into ALCS

Oct. 10, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mike Brosseau said he wasn't seeking revenge against hard-throwing Aroldis Chapman, just the chance to keep playing. He ended up getting both. Brosseau hit a dramatic home run off Chapman with one out in the eighth innin g, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Friday night...

New York Yankees' Gio Urshela walks back to the dugout after flying out for the final out in Game 5 of the baseball team's AL Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in San Diego. Tampa Bay won 2-1 to advance. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Yankees come up short again in Game 5 loss to Rays

Oct. 9, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When the New York Yankees needed their star-studded lineup to produce runs in an elimination playoff game, they got three hits. When they really could have used a special play in the field to save a run, Aaron Judge hit his head on the wall. And when the Yankees needed their superstar...

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Thompson, right, hands the ball to manager Kevin Cash, left, as he is pulled during the second inning in Game 4 of a baseball American League Division Series against the New York Yankees, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Rays burned by opener in Game 4; tab Glasnow for Game 5

Oct. 8, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manager Kevin Cash and the Tampa Bay Rays introduced the concept of an opener to modern baseball two years ago. With a chance to close out their AL Division Series against the Yankees on Thursday night, they were bitten by their own creation. They'll try again Friday night, and they'll...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays pinch-hitter Michael Brosseau, left, is restrained by a coach as second base umpire Chad Fairchild (4) warns New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman to stay away from Brosseau as the two players exchanged words following the Rays' 5-3 loss to the Yankees in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York. The altercation started after Chapman threw a high pitch at Brosseau. The Rays wear blue T-shirts with four horses lined up behind a fence, a reference to Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash declaring

Rays' Kiermaier: `They don’t like us, we don’t like them'

Oct. 5, 2020 2:55 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After losing eight of 10 games in a contentious regular-season series, the New York Yankees just can’t shake the AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays. Not only will the Bronx Bombers face the Rays in the AL Division Series at Petco Park in one of MLB’s bubbles, but the teams that...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge (99) is congratulated by Aaron Hicks after hitting a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Shane Bieber (57) in the first inning of Game 1 of an American League wild-card baseball series, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

No debate: Judge, Yankees pound Bieber, Indians in opener

Sep. 29, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — On a night for debates, Aaron Judge, Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees made quite an opening statement. Shane Bieber had no rebuttal. Judge smashed a tone-setting, two-run homer on Bieber's fourth pitch, Cole struck out 13 in his New York playoff debut and the Yankees opened their AL...

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez reacts after he struck out swinging in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Boston.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Yanks to start C Higashioka, sit Sánchez in wild-card opener

Sep. 29, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Slumping slugger Gary Sánchez will be benched in favor of Kyle Higashioka in the New York Yankees lineup for their wild-card opener Tuesday night. Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Monday that Higashioka would catch ace Gerrit Cole to start the best-of-three series against the...