Latest James Paxton News

Paxton wins 9th straight start as Yankees rout Jays 13-3

Sep. 14, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — With his glove and his bat, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner helped teammate James Paxton power his way to a ninth straight win. Paxton pitched five innings to extend his career-best winning streak, Gardner homered twice and drove in five runs and New York hit five homers in a 13-3 win over...

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...

Alonso, deGrom lead Mets past Diamondbacks 3-1

Sep. 10, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit two home runs to take the major league lead, Jacob deGrom struck out 11 and the New York Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Monday night in the opener of a crucial four-game series for both teams. The Diamondbacks slipped to 2 ½ games behind the Cubs for the second...

Yankees end Boston's three-year run atop AL East, win 5-0

Sep. 9, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The music blared in the clubhouse behind the door to manager Aaron Boone's office — "New York, New York" was playing through the speakers, and a few voices could be heard joining in on the lyrics. The New York Yankees had an extra reason to be happy after ending their longtime rivals'...

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Russell hit in face, D-backs face deGrom

Sep. 9, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: SHORT STUFF The Cubs are awaiting word on Addison Russell after the infielder was hit in the face by a fastball Sunday. Russell remained in the game for a bit before being pulled as a precaution. The Cubs say he has a nasal contusion and is under evaluation for...

Torres, Tauchman, Judge homer, Yankees beat Boston 10-5

Sep. 9, 2019 1:51 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bronx Bombers have a new record for home runs and 18 games still to go. Gleyber Torres, Mike Tauchman, Aaron Judge hit home runs as the New York Yankees broke the franchise record for homers in a season Sunday night in a 10-5 win over the Red Sox. "Today was really good to see because I...

LEADING OFF: Cubs' Russell hit in face, D-backs face deGrom

Sep. 8, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Monday: SHORT STUFF The Cubs are awaiting word on Addison Russell after the infielder was hit in the face by a fastball Sunday. Russell remained in the game for a bit before being pulled as a precaution. The Cubs say he has a nasal contusion and is under evaluation for...

Paxton dominant, Encarnación HR in return, Yanks rout Texas

Sep. 3, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Off to a slow start in his first year with the New York Yankees, James Paxton decided something had to change with his approach. So he began getting more aggressive and throwing his curveball more frequently. Paxton pitched one-hit ball for seven shutout innings, striking out 12 and winning...

Yanks' streak without shutout ended at 220 by Minor, Rangers

Sep. 2, 2019 8:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — During the month leading up to the July 31 trade deadline, Mike Minor heard often he might wind up pitching in the Bronx. Whatever the Yankees had in mind, this certainly wasn't it. Minor and two relievers became the first pitchers in 221 tries to shut out New York's vaunted lineup, helping...

Verlander pitches 3rd career no-hitter, Astros beat Jays 2-0

Sep. 1, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Verlander took the mound for the ninth inning, fully aware of the no-hitters he finished — and his near misses, too. Zeroed in, he wouldn't be denied this time. Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter, punctuating a dominant season by striking out 14 to lead the Houston...