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LeMahieu, Hicks lift Yanks over Astros, close to 3-2 in ALCS

Oct. 19, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton was filled with nerves, and so were New York Yankees fans, worried the season was slipping away. Tension only surged when the top of the first featured a little grounder that got away, a passed ball and a run-scoring wild pitch. No worries. Boom! DJ LeMahieu drove Justin...

In bullpen battle, Yanks can even ALCS vs Astros in Game 6

Oct. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole may get a chance to punch the Houston Astros' ticket to the World Series. Only if Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton and the rest of the New York Yankees' acclaimed relief corps force him to try. After staving off elimination with a 4-1 victory Friday night in the Bronx, the Yankees...

Sabathia has dislocated shoulder, big league career over

Oct. 18, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia walked into Yankee Stadium's interview room with his left arm in a sling Friday, 16 hours after shuffling off the mound in pain following the 58,692nd and final pitch of his major league career. That powerful left shoulder — which earned six All-Star appearances, the 2007...

Sabathia, Yanks come apart as Astros push them to brink

Oct. 18, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced from the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career. Three-time Gold Glove winner DJ LeMahieu had the first two-error game of his...

Yanks' Boone defends catcher Sánchez as 'excellent' defender

Oct. 16, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone wasn't sure Wednesday what his lineup for the next day's Game 4 of the AL Championship Series would look like. Gary Sánchez will be behind the plate, though — whether many in the Bronx want it that way or not. Boone doubled down on his defense of...

Yanks' bullpen to be tested after rainout squeezes ALCS

Oct. 16, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rainy day in the Bronx has left a most daunting October test for the New York Yankees vaunted bullpen: four games, four days and already a deficit to overcome against the Houston Astros in their AL Championship Series. Game 4 of the ALCS scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed a day...

Cole pitches Astros past Yankees 4-1 for 2-1 lead in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole is making his pitch to own this October. A gritty Cole held the New York Yankees scoreless without his sharpest stuff, Jose Altuve sparked Houston at the plate and the Astros locked down a 4-1 victory Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the AL Championship Series. Altuve and Josh...

Yankees slumping at plate, fall behind 2-1 to Astros in ALCS

Oct. 15, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius turned on a first-pitch fastball from Gerrit Cole with two on and two outs in the fifth inning and sent it soaring toward the right-field seats. The crowd at Yankee Stadium rose and roared, hoping for a go-ahead drive. "I think every flyball in 2019 is a homer," Houston...

Yanks' bullpen buckles in 11th after Paxton hooked in 3rd

Oct. 14, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Yankees went to the bullpen early and kept a parade of relievers going to the mound — even CC Sabathia. But New York's bullpen buckled in the 11th inning when Carlos Correa led off with a home run off J.A. Happ, the Yankees' ninth pitcher, to give the Houston Astros a 3-2 win...

A capsule look at the Yankees-Astros playoff series

Oct. 11, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

A look at the best-of-seven American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Saturday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 2, Sunday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 3, Tuesday, at New York, 4:08 p.m; Game 4, Wednesday, at New York, 8:08 p.m.: x-Game...