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From left to right, Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Perez, Willy Adames and Ji-Man Choi celebrate a win over the New York Yankees in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Perez has RBI single in 9th, Rays rally to beat Yankees 4-3

Aug. 9, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. (AP) — Michael Perez hit an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied late to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Sunday. Mike Brosseau started the ninth with a double off Zack Britton (0-1) but was thrown out at third on Brandon Lowe's grounder. Lowe...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Meadows, Rays split with Yankees in 7-inning doubleheader

Aug. 8, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit a two-run single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the New York Yankees 5-3 for a split of seven-inning games in a doubleheader Saturday. The Yankees won the opener 8-4 as ace Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win....

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge follows through on an eighth-inning, two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki is at right. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Red-hot Judge powers streaking Yankees past Red Sox 9-7

Aug. 3, 2020 12:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge insists he's not quite locked in at the plate yet. Tell that to his teammates — or the Boston Red Sox. The big slugger homered twice and drove in five runs, connecting for the fifth straight game and breaking an eighth-inning tie with a tape-measure shot that powered the...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, left, speaks with fans as he arrives at Nationals Park for the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals opening day baseball game, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

Aug. 2, 2020 1:57 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an interview...

New York Yankees relief pitcher Nick Nelson throws in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Nelson 3 hitless innings wins debut, Yanks' win 5th in row

Aug. 2, 2020 1:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Nelson was beaming. He had pitched three hitless innings for his major league debut in the New York Yankees' 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night. And after after reaching the postgame interview room, the 24-year-old right-hander learned he had been credited with the...

Washington Nationals left fielder Michael A. Taylor, left, center fielder Victor Robles, and left fielder Adam Eaton celebrate while socially distant after a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Minus Strasburg, Nats top Yanks 9-2 on Robles' 3 hits, 4 RBI

Jul. 26, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a red muscle shirt with a drawing of a gold trumpet — this year’s answer to the “Baby Shark” phenomenon of 2019 — Washington Nationals center fielder Victor Robles sat down for his postgame video conference and announced, “Hi,...

A bolt of lightning comes down from the clouds during the sixth inning of an opening day baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Cole, Stanton lead Yanks past Nats 4-1 in stormy MLB opener

Jul. 24, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus-shortened Major League Baseball season finally started amid the pandemic Thursday night with plenty of unusual elements — zero fans, umpires wearing masks, Washington star Juan Soto sidelined by COVID-19, all Nationals and Yankees kneeling together before the...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka runs through drills at the Yankees summer baseball training camp, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Tanaka was hit in the head by Giancarlo Stanton's line drive July 4th and suffered a mild concussion, but says he is progressing and feels lucky. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Tanaka throws BP, on track for July 31 season debut

Jul. 21, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka threw 20 pitches during batting practice Tuesday and is on track to make his first start July 31 against Boston after missing one turn in the New York Yankees' rotation. Tanaka walked two in his one inning, his first time facing batters since he was hit in the head by...

New York Yankees D.J. LeMahieu right, leans away from an inside pitch during the second inning of an exhibition game against the New York Mets, Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Mets catcher Rene Rivera is at left. It was LeMahieu's first appearance in a game since returning to the team following a positive coronavirus test. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cessa rejoins Yankees after recovering from coronavirus

Jul. 20, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Luis Cessa threw a 31-pitch bullpen on Monday as he returned from a layoff caused by a positive test for the coronavirus. The 28-year-old right-hander is not sure how he became infected. He had been in Arizona, where he lives with his girlfriend, and they both tested...

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is tended to by team medical personnel after being hit by a ball off the bat of Yankees Giancarlo Stanton during a baseball a workout at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Tanaka throws 1st bullpen since hit by liner on July 4

Jul. 16, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Thursday in his first mound appearance since he was struck by a line drive off the bat of New York Yankees teammate Giancarlo Stanton on July 4. The 31-year-old right-hander remains uncertain for his first turn through the rotation....