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Font, Rays relievers come through in 3-1 win over Yankees

Jun. 17, 2018 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash has had to defend his strategy using relievers as starters time and time again. At least this time, the defense came after the formula led his team to a victory. Wilmer Font held the high-scoring Yankees in check and the Rays stopped New York 3-1 Sunday to...

Severino sharp, steals a popup, too, as Yankees top Rays 4-1

Jun. 16, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In his latest peak performance, Luis Severino took matters into his own hands — and glove. Severino jumped to steal away a popup from catcher Gary Sanchez while pitching eight sharp innings, leading the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 Saturday. "He didn't say, 'I got it'...

Loaisiga wins MLB debut, Didi homers, Yankees blank Rays 5-0

Jun. 16, 2018 12:50 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash turned to bench coach Charlie Montoyo early in the game and mentioned how closely Jonathan Loaisiga resembled a former Yankees great and future Hall of Famer. Cash just hopes this 23-year-old prospect doesn't develop the same nasty stuff closer Mariano...

Torres hits 3-run HR, German gets 1st win as Yanks top Rays

Jun. 15, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For a team with some of the biggest stars in baseball, the New York Yankees are getting many of their most critical contributions from a remarkable group of unflappable youngsters. Gleyber Torres hit another three-run homer, fellow rookie Domingo German struck out a career-high 10 for his...

Panel: Sports bets on phones have huge growth promise

Jun. 13, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a New Jersey racetrack and a casino start taking bets on sporting events Thursday, they will be part of an industry primed for tremendous growth, much of it taking place on smartphones, according to a panel of national gambling experts. Speaking Wednesday at the east Coast...

Lugo, Frazier help Mets stop skid with 2-0 win over Yankees

Jun. 11, 2018 2:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To avoid the embarrassment of a winless homestand, the slumping New York Mets needed to beat the top team in baseball with its best pitcher on the mound. That's exactly what they did. Seth Lugo tossed six dominant innings in a stellar spot start, Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer and the...

Judge held out of Yankees' lineup to rest jammed left thumb

Jun. 10, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge is being held out of the starting lineup to rest his jammed left thumb as the New York Yankees try for a Subway Series sweep against the Mets. With an off day coming up Monday, manager Aaron Boone says he's just playing "the long game" and simply wants to take the opportunity to...

Judge HR in 8th sends Yankees over slumping Mets 4-3

Jun. 9, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Once this Subway Series showdown turned into a game of home run derby, there was no doubt who was going to win. The only real question: Who would go deep for the Yankees? It was Aaron Judge, hitting a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning that sent the Yankees over the Mets 4-3 Saturday...

Yanks Masahiro Tanaka goes on DL with hamstring strains

Jun. 9, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka's first major league run should have been something to celebrate. Instead, it benched him. The New York Yankees put Tanaka on the 10-day disabled list before Saturday night's 4-3 victory at Citi Field, a day after the pitcher strained both hamstrings running the bases during...

LEADING OFF: Top pitchers Strasburg, Tanaka, Ohtani ailing

Jun. 9, 2018 2:45 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: AILING ACES Star pitchers Stephen Strasburg, Masahiro Tanaka and Shohei Ohtani all had rough starts to the weekend. Strasburg had to exit after just two innings when Washington hosted the Giants because of tightness in his pitching shoulder. The Nats said the...