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Paxton effective as Yanks gain series split with 10-3 rout

Jun. 16, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees already are showing signs of busting out offensively, even before they add three big-time power hitters to their lineup in the coming days. James Paxton pitched six effective innings, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine each had four RBIs and New York cruised past the...

Rays survive 9th inning Angels' rally, win 6-5

Jun. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays dodged a scare from Mike Trout, and now they're headed to the Bronx for a most crucial division showdown. Yandy Diaz hit an RBI single during Tampa Bay's two-run eighth inning, and the Rays held off Los Angeles' late rally to beat the Angels 6-5 Sunday. Trout...

Yankees beat Chisox 8-4, then announce trade for Encarnación

Jun. 16, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — If the New York Yankees have to go with an opener, that's just fine with manager Aaron Boone. It has worked out quite well so far. Chad Green struck out six in two dominant innings and Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer, helping New York cool off the Chicago White Sox with an 8-4 win...

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...

LEADING OFF: Cruz HR streak, Subway Series doubleheader

Jun. 11, 2019 2:31 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Tuesday: CRUZ CONTROL Twins slugger Nelson Cruz has homered in four straight games, his streak coming soon after his return from a strained wrist that put him on the injured list for more than three weeks. The 38-year-old Cruz is batting .279 with 11 home runs and 28...

Mets-Yankees game postponed by rain; split DH on Tuesday

Jun. 10, 2019 10:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first Subway Series game of the season never got on track Monday night. The scheduled opener between the New York Mets and New York Yankees was postponed because of rain at Yankee Stadium. The game was called about 30 minutes before it was supposed to start and will be made up Tuesday...

LEADING OFF: Subway Series, Freeway Series, Keuchel pitches

Jun. 10, 2019 2:32 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: START IT UP This year's Subway Series begins at Yankee Stadium, though rain is in the forecast for the opener of the two-game set. Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA) pitches for the Mets. The 36-year-old lefty is coming off a shutout against the Giants and has a 1.85...

Syndergaard, Frazier send Mets to 6-1 win over Rockies

Jun. 9, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With four wins in five days, the New York Mets are riding some momentum into the Subway Series. Noah Syndergaard allowed one hit over seven shutout innings, Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs, and the Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Sunday for their 13th victory in 16 home...

Yankees overcome costly late errors, edge Indians 7-6 in 10

Jun. 9, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The bullpen broke down, Didi Gregorius misplayed an easy grounder and another player went on the injured list. The New York Yankees keep taking hits — and keep hitting back. Aaron Hicks delivered an RBI double with two outs in the 10th inning as the Yankees overcame stunning errors...

Yankees place RHP Germán on injured list with hip flexor

Jun. 9, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — There's a valid reason for Domingo Germán's recent struggles. The New York Yankees placed the right-hander on the injured list with a left hip flexor, an injury that has bothered him for a few weeks but he didn't disclose to the team until Saturday. Germán became the 19th Yankees...