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Torres tumbles, AL East champ Yankees fall to Blue Jays 4-3

Sep. 20, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star second baseman Gleyber Torres tumbled so awkwardly , so hard, so suddenly, it prompted an audible gasp from the packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. Now the AL East champions can only wait for a prognosis as they prepare for the playoffs. Torres was hurt when his legs buckled while...

Sabathia moving to bullpen as Yankees prep for playoffs

Sep. 20, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia is getting set to close his career as a reliever. New York manager Aaron Boone said before Friday night's game against Toronto that Sabathia will work out of the bullpen next week as the AL East champions prepare for the playoffs. The 39-year-old lefty has...

Yankees clinch 1st AL East title since 2012, reach 100 wins

Sep. 20, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman got Albert Pujols to swing over a slider in the dirt, and the New York Yankees jogged to the infield to exchange handshakes and hugs after clinching their first AL East title since 2012. No wild celebration, not this year. Hours after the startling news that pitcher Domingo...

Yankees' Germán on leave under MLB domestic violence policy

Sep. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy on Thursday, casting doubt over whether New York's top winner this season will be available for the playoffs. Manager Aaron Boone was informed of the decision...

Ottavino botches throw, Yankees miss chance to clinch

Sep. 19, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An hour after the Yankees missed a chance to clinch the AL East, reliever Adam Ottavino was back on the field with a ball and glove, standing solemnly halfway between the mound and the plate. It may still be unofficial, but the Yankees are preparing for October baseball, and New York's mad...

LEADING OFF: Yanks try to clinch AL East, Cards-Cubs rivalry

Sep. 19, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SO CLOSE The Yankees can clinch their first AL East title since 2012 with a win over the Angels in the Bronx. New York pushed back J.A. Happ's scheduled start by a day and will throw Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, 4.60 ERA) against Los Angeles. The Yankees' magic number...

Severino sharp in season debut, Yanks top Angels 8-0

Sep. 18, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Luis Severino got Albert Pujols to reach for a slider with runners at the corners and ground into a double play that ended the first inning of his season debut, then punched the pocket of his glove to celebrate. New York's ace was back on the mound, in time to make an impact in the...

Yanks' Stanton to be activated Wednesday or Thursday

Sep. 17, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton will be back with the New York Yankees on Wednesday or Thursday, hoping to salvage an injury-decimated season. Stanton has been limited to nine games this year and will see time at designated hitter and left field, an unsettled position for much of the season. The...

Bichette's home run in 12th leads Blue Jays over Yanks 6-5

Sep. 14, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette talked big before going out to bat in extra innings. Then the talented rookie delivered. Bichette hit his first game-ending home run, a 12th-inning drive that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Friday night. A 21-year-old who debuted on July 29, the...

Yanks' Boone 'optimistic' about injured Encarnación, Sánchez

Sep. 13, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday he's "optimistic" both Edwin Encarnación and Gary Sánchez will be able to return before the end of the season, one day after the sluggers were injured in separate games of a doubleheader victory over Detroit. The news was clearer for...