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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...

More injury woes for Yankees in doubleheader sweep of Tigers

Sep. 12, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The New York Yankees wrapped up their visit to Detroit with two victories and a couple new injuries. All-Star catcher Gary Sánchez became the Yankees' latest health concern when he exited the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with left groin tightness as New York beat Detroit 6-4...

Yanks blow 6-run lead, lose 12-11 to big league-worst Tigers

Sep. 11, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Playing the worst team in the major leagues, the New York Yankees took a six-run lead in the second inning. Not enough. Jordy Mercer capped the comeback with a game-ending single off Chance Adams in the ninth inning, and the Detroit Tigers overcame six home runs by the Yankees to beat New...

Twins came from out of nowhere to set home run record

Sep. 2, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

It's no surprise that someone set a home run record this year. What's remarkable is who did it. The Minnesota Twins — who haven't led the majors in homers since the days of Harmon Killebrew — are now at 269 and counting. They surpassed the record set by last year's New York Yankees on Saturday...

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...

Lifelong Yankee fan Mike Ford walks off NY to sink A's, 5-4

Sep. 1, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Through Little League and high school, three years in the Ivy League and six more in the minors, Mike Ford held onto his childhood dream. The local kid, a lifelong Yankee fan, hitting a winning homer in the Bronx. All these years, seemed too good to be true. "I don't think it's set in yet,"...

Yankees set IL record by shelving Urshela; Voit activated

Aug. 30, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — They love their records in the Bronx. This is one the Bombers could do without. The Yankees placed third baseman Gio Urshela on the 10-day injured list Friday, making him the record 29th New York player to land on the IL this season. First baseman Luke Voit was activated off the IL in a...

Yankees bash 4 more HRs, sweep Mariners with 7-3 victory

Aug. 29, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A day after hitting a milestone homer, Aaron Judge followed up the 101st of his career. He wasn't alone in another home run barrage by the Bronx Bombers. Gary Sanchez, DJ LeMahieu and Mike Ford all followed Judge's lead with long balls, and the New York Yankees finished off a three-game...

Phillies pound out 17 hits, rout Pirates 12-3

Aug. 28, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto had three hits, including a homer and a triple, Corey Dickerson also went deep and the Philadelphia Phillies got 17 hits in a 12-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. Cesar Hernandez contributed three hits and three RBIs. Rhys Hoskins doubled, tripled...

Judge hits 100th HR, Tanaka dominant as Yanks top M's 7-0

Aug. 28, 2019 2:05 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Aaron Judge provided the perfect start to a night where Masahiro Tanaka knew he was going to be in the spotlight. Judge delivered. So did Tanaka. Judge became the third-fastest player in baseball history to reach 100 home runs, Tanaka threw seven sharp innings and outpitched Yusei Kikuchi in...