Latest J.A. Happ News

Tanaka Ks 10 in 2-hitter, Yankees blank Rays 3-0 to up lead

Jun. 18, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the start of a tough week for his team, Masahiro Tanaka made things look easy on the mound against the Tampa Bay Rays again. Tanaka pitched a career-best two-hitter with 10 strikeouts for his fourth major league shutout, and the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 3-0 on Monday night to...

García's homer lifts White Sox over Yankees 5-4

Jun. 14, 2019 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox manager Rick Renteria thought his team had a lot of good at-bats Thursday night. The biggest and best one belonged to Leury García. "Huge," Renteria said. "It was a great at-bat." García hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Adam Ottavino in the seventh inning, lifting Chicago...

LEADING OFF: Lester vs Kershaw, MLB goes to Omaha

Jun. 13, 2019 2:42 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ACES UP Veteran left-handers Jon Lester and Clayton Kershaw square off when the Chicago Cubs visit the Los Angeles Dodgers for the opener of a four-game series. Lester is looking for his third straight victory for Chicago. He allowed four runs in the first...

Castillo, Jiménez power White Sox to 7-5 win over Nationals

Jun. 12, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez believes he's much improved since the start of the season and will continue to grow throughout his rookie year. Welington Castillo hit a grand slam and Jiménez homered at home for the first time, powering the Chicago White Sox to a 7-5 win over the Washington Nationals...

Alonso helps Mets gain split; Voit lifts Yanks in opener

Jun. 11, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to All-Star first basemen, Pete Alonso and Luke Voit are on track to become New York's power couple. Alonso hit a three-run homer in the first inning off an ineffective James Paxton, J.D. Davis and Carlos Gómez also went deep, and the Mets beat the Yankees 10-4 Tuesday...

Happ wins 5th straight decision, Yankees beat Jays 6-2

Jun. 6, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — With Dallas Keuchel off the market, Yankees manager Aaron Boone isn't sweating the state of his rotation. Not with the way J.A. Happ has pitched lately. Happ pitched seven strong innings to win his fifth straight decision, Aaron Hicks and Gio Urshela homered, and New York beat the Toronto...

Guerrero's homer lifts Jays, deals Yanks 3rd straight loss

Jun. 6, 2019 12:00 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Zack Britton and the New York Yankees saw lengthy streaks come to an end. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Britton in a five-run eighth inning, Randal Grichuk had a pair of homers and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Yankees 11-7, sending New York to its...

LeMahieu leads Happ, surging Yankees past Red Sox 4-1

Jun. 1, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Don't let DJ LeMahieu's professional demeanor fool you. "He's out there to rip your heart out," New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, "and he plays with an edge." A pumped-up LeMahieu homered and hit an RBI double off the wall against Chris Sale, sending the surging Yankees to a 4-1...

Red Sox 1B Steve Pearce exits game vs Yanks with back spasms

May. 31, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — First baseman Steve Pearce has been removed from Boston's game against the New York Yankees because of back spasms. Pearce fouled out against J.A. Happ in the second inning Friday night and was replaced on defense by Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis in the bottom half. The team says Pearce is...

New York Yankees welcome Boston Red Sox

May. 31, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

Boston Red Sox (29-27, third in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (36-19, first in the AL East) New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Red Sox: Chris Sale (1-6, 4.19 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 88 strikeouts) Yankees: J.A. Happ (4-3, 5.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 50 strikeouts) BOTTOM LINE: The Yankees are 16-4 against the...