Latest Nestor Cortes News

Cortes hurt, leaves after tying 3-run HR in ALCS Game 4

Oct. 24, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestor Cortes' fastball dropped 3 mph from the end of the second inning to the third in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series, and New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone walked to the mound with head athletic trainer Tim Lentych. “He said he was fine,” Boone...

Astros sweep Yankees in ALCS, advance to World Series again

Oct. 24, 2022 02:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In recent years, it's almost become an October ritual: Astros top Yankees. Astros take pennant. Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman delivered big hits and Houston advanced to the World Series again, finishing a four-game sweep in the AL Championship Series with a 6-5...

Javier, Astros romp 5-0 over Yanks, Cole, take 3-0 ALCS lead

Oct. 22, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros aren’t just beating the Yankees, they’re chomping them up. And now Dusty Baker’s team is on the verge of an astonishing four-game sweep. Javier and Houston’s bullpen combined on a three-hitter, Chas McCormick followed a...

Judge should be next Yankees captain, teammate Cortes says

Oct. 22, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestor Cortes envisions Aaron Judge in an elevated role with the New York Yankees next season: Derek Jeter’s successor as captain. “If he’s back here next year, he’s our captain. He’s the next captain,” Cortes said Saturday before Game 3 of the AL...

Power outage could mean quick end to Yanks' postseason

Oct. 21, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A power outage could mean a quick end to the New York Yankees’ postseason. Houston largely has kept the Yankees from hitting home runs, allowing only a pair of solo shots. The Astros arrive in New York with a 2-0 AL Championship Series lead going into Game 3 on...

Stanton, Judge HR, Yankees beat Guards, into ALCS vs Astros

Oct. 18, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres stepped on second base for the final out, swinging his arms back and forth, four times in all, while glaring at Josh Naylor and the Guardians dugout. Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge rocked Cleveland with early homers, and Nestor Cortes and the New...

Guardians-Yankees ALDS Game 2 rained out, makeup Friday

Oct. 13, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A postseason rainout in New York left the Cleveland Guardians feeling right at home. The second game of the American League Division Series between the Guardians and New York Yankees was postponed Thursday because of steady rain in the forecast and rescheduled for...

Concentrating on contact, not power, Guardians an anomaly

Oct. 12, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Valaika knows about making contact. He singled off Santiago Casilla back in 2010 on the very first pitch he saw in the major leagues. “I wanted to stay aggressive my first at-bat,” Valaika recalled with a smile. “That was more of my identity. I don’t...

Judge stays at 61 homers on 61st anniversary of Maris' 61st

Oct. 01, 2022 18:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The numbers were aligned for Aaron Judge. The pitches were not. Judge remained at 61 home runs on the 61st anniversary of Roger Maris' 61st — he even came to the plate at the exact time Maris went deep. Just eight of 25 Baltimore's pitches to Judge...

Aaron Judge stays at 61 homers as Orioles beat Yankees 2-1

Oct. 01, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in the Bronx, Aaron Judge had another sellout crowd fill Yankee Stadium hoping to see No. 62. The wait will extend into a rain-threatened weekend. Judge went 1 for 2 with a pair of walks as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 2-1 on Friday night. ...