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D'Arnaud 3 HRs, 3-run drive in 9th lifts Rays over Yanks 5-4

Jul. 16, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud was down to his last strike. And so were the Tampa Bay Rays, trailing by two runs with two on and two outs in the ninth inning against All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman. D'Arnaud hacked at the next pitch, fouling off a 100 mph heater. Then another. After two tempting balls in...

Tanaka helps Yankees earn 4-2 victory over Blue Jays

Jul. 14, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge was near the batter's box for a pretty good view of Gio Urshela's nifty slide at the plate to give the New York Yankees the go-ahead run in the fifth inning. The Yankees slugger is sure the club wouldn't have one of the best records in the majors if it wasn't for the...

Trade deadline looms as baseball resumes after break

Jul. 10, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians, looking up at Nelson Cruz and the surprising Minnesota Twins. Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics, trying to run down José Altuve and the Houston Astros. Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals, chasing Ronald Acuña Jr. and the...

Morton gets 10th win, Rays beat Yankees 2-1

Jul. 7, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Morton came up big again for the Tampa Bay Rays. He struck out 10 in 5 2/3 innings to help the Rays split a four-game series with the AL East-leading New Yok Yankees, 2-1 on Sunday. Morton (10-2) allowed one run, five hits and one walk in lowering his AL-best ERA to...

LEADING OFF: Carrasco treated, Epstein backs Maddon

Jul. 7, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: COOKIE HEALING Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is being treated for leukemia, and he says it's going to make him stronger than he was before. Carrasco hasn't played for Cleveland since May 30. The 32-year-old right-hander says he got a blood test after a spring...

D'Arnaud homers in 9th to lead Rays past Yankees 4-3

Jul. 6, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — With one big swing, Travis d'Arnaud made sure the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees didn't go into extra innings for the third consecutive day. D'Arnaud hit a two-out homer off Chad Green in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Rays past the Yankees 4-3 on Saturday....

Mets rally in 8th again, beat Yankees 4-2 in Subway Series

Jul. 3, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All night long, Michael Conforto had chances to come through. Once he finally did, the New York Mets were riding high at Citi Field. Conforto busted out of his slump in a big way, hitting a two-run double that snapped an eighth-inning tie and lifted the Mets over the New York Yankees 4-2 on...

LEADING OFF: Angels, MLB community mourn death of Skaggs

Jul. 2, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SORROW Angels teammates and the entire Major League Baseball community are mourning the stunning death Monday of Los Angeles pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found unresponsive in his Texas hotel room. He was 27. Police said they were investigating, but no foul...

All-Stars McNeil, Alonso rally Mets past Braves to snap skid

Jul. 1, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What began as a thrilling day for Mets youngsters Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso got even better by the time the night was over. The freshly minted All-Stars had the big hits in a five-run eighth inning that rallied New York past the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Sunday, snapping its seven-game losing...

Yankees rule Britannia, complete London sweep of Red Sox

Jun. 30, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain treasures tradition, and the New York Yankees wrapped up Major League Baseball's first trip to Europe with one of their sport's classic customs: a late-inning pinstriped comeback. Gary Sánchez hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a nine-run seventh , and the Yankees overcome a...