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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...

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...

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...

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...

Correa HR in 11th as Astros top Yankees 3-2; ALCS tied at 1

Oct. 14, 2019 2:37 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — In a battle of the bullpens, Carlos Correa felt the greatest relief. Injured down the stretch and slumping this month, Correa hit a leadoff home run in the 11th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night, tying the AL Championship Series at one game...

A capsule look at the Yankees-Astros playoff series

Oct. 11, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 3, Tuesday, at New York, 4:08 p.m; Game 4, Wednesday, at New York, 8:08 p.m.: x-Game...

Yanks, Twins epitome of baseball's 3 True Outcomes

Oct. 5, 2019 1:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Not until the 42nd pitch of the night was a ball put in play to a fielder. There were five home runs, 25 strikeouts, 14 walks, 13 pitchers and just 15 hits. The New York Yankees' 10-4 win over the Minnesota Twins in their AL Division Series opener on Friday was the epitome of what Major...

A capsule look at the Twins-Yankees playoff series

Oct. 3, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-five American League Division Series between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at New York, 7:07 p.m. (MLB); Game 2, Saturday, at New York, 5:07 p.m. (FS1); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 7, at Minnesota, TBA (FS1 or MLB); x-Game 4, Tuesday, Oct....

Yanks’ Paxton to start opener vs Twins, Sabathia off roster

Oct. 3, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton will start the New York Yankees’ AL Division Series opener against the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, and 39-year-old left-hander CC Sabathia will not be included on the roster because of a sore pitching shoulder. Paxton (15-6, 3.82 ERA), a 30-year-old left-hander in...