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Sabathia gets 1st win of season as Yankees top Royals 6-2

Apr. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two starts into his final season, CC Sabathia has yet to allow an earned run. Even at 38 years old, he's still playing stopper for the Yankees while closing in on some impressive milestones. Sabathia got his first win of the year and Brett Gardner hit a two-run homer as New York beat the...

Gardner slam lifts Yanks over Red Sox 5-3 for 2-game sweep

Apr. 18, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner smiled through the fog left from a gaudy celebration in the New York Yankees clubhouse, part of the new postgame routine that includes the razzle-dazzle of a smoke machine and strobe lights. "I think the idea was to play it after we win big games," he said. This was as big as...

Boston's Pedroia leaves game with left knee discomfort

Apr. 17, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Pedroia's painful left knee forced him out of Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Yankees after 1 1/2 innings, and the Boston second baseman planned to remain in New York for an examination rather than travel with the team to Tampa Bay. The 2008 AL MVP was hurt when he fouled off an...

LEADING OFF: Cards decked by Yelich, Snell hurts toe at home

Apr. 17, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: DECKED! Michael Wacha and the Cardinals will try to figure out a way to finally get Christian Yelich out. The reigning NL MVP has eight homers against St. Louis already this season, including three on Monday and a three-run shot Tuesday. Yelich is the first...

Welcome to the rivalry: Paxton Ks 12, Yanks rout Red Sox 8-0

Apr. 16, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton and Chris Sale came out firing in this year's first edition of baseball's biggest rivalry. Paxton pumping 99 mph, and Sale nearing 98. Only one of those hard-throwing lefties got results to match. Paxton struck out 12 in his first pinstriped clash with Boston, Sale found his...

Jiménez hits 1st 2 HRs, ChiSox top Yanks in soggy 6+ innings

Apr. 12, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit a pair of thunderous homers on a soggy night in the Bronx, likely the first of many connections for the powerful young slugger. For the New York Yankees, staying above water is getting more difficult by the day. Jiménez hit his first two major league homers,...

Slumping Davis a costly problem, but O's staying patient

Apr. 6, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The new regime of the Baltimore Orioles inherited a costly problem in slumping slugger Chris Davis, who's working with a $161 million contract yet can't buy a hit. After batting .168 last year — the lowest average by a qualifier in major league history — Davis opened this...

Torres' 2 HRs, 4 RBIs helps Yankees beat Orioles 8-4

Apr. 4, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees finally put the bat on the ball in a huge way, and the result was a satisfying victory that wrecked the Baltimore Orioles' home opener. Torres homered twice, had a career-high four hits and drove in four runs to lead an offensive barrage that carried...

Nunez, Orioles top Yankees 7-5 to take season-opening series

Mar. 31, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Palmer cut across the Baltimore clubhouse, headed over to young left-handers John Means and Paul Fry, and reached out for handshakes. "Nice job, boys," the Hall of Fame pitcher and longtime Orioles announcer praised. Same goes for all the Orioles right now after they won their...

Hyde gets 1st win as manager, Orioles beat Yankees 5-3

Mar. 31, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Hyde stood outside the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse, his uniform and jacket reeking of Budweiser, syrup and a few other liquids. He had wondered what it would feel like to win his first game as a major league manager but had never given much thought to the scent. "I don't know what...