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New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar follows through on a two-run double in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Yankees playoff roster: Andújar off; Ford, Montgomery on

Sep. 29, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Andújar was left off the New York Yankees' roster Tuesday for their first-round playoff series against Cleveland. First baseman Mike Ford made the 28-man roster, as did left-hander Jordan Montgomery. Andújar hurt a shoulder last year and lost the third-base job to Gio...

Miami Marlins shortstop Jazz Chisholm (70) hits a run-scoring double during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Marlins beat Yanks 5-0 for winning season, face Cubs

Sep. 28, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami heads to its first postseason appearance since the Marlins' 2003 World Series title with its first winning record in more than a decade. Rookie Jazz Chisholm had a home run and three RBIs on Sunday in a 5-0 win over the New York Yankees. Miami (31-29) finished third in the NL East and...

New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu celebrates at second base after hitting a two-run double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

LeMahieu batting title, Voit HR crown near as Yanks win

Sep. 26, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ LeMahieu is on the verge of a first in more than a century of Major League Baseball: the first player to win undisputed batting titles in both the American and National Leagues. Luke Voit is about to become a more common name atop the leaderboards but part of an illustrious list, joining...

Toronto Blue Jays' Jacob Waguespack reacts as New York Yankees' Kyle Higashioka runs the bases after hitting a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks' 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays

Sep. 16, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Higashioka was as surprised as anyone. “It's just kind of crazy how baseball works sometimes," the career .169 hitter said. “One minute, you can’t hit the ball to save your life, and then the next game you play and pop three over the fence.” Higashioka...

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, who is on the injured list, gives a thumbs up to the Yankees bench coach after fielding a few balls in the outfield before the start of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees activate OF Judge; LHP Paxton done for season

Sep. 16, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees activated All-Star right fielder Aaron Judge on Wednesday and batted him second against Toronto, giving the team a full stable of active regulars for the first time since Aug. 8. The team also said it was transferring left-hander James Paxton to the 45-day injured list,...

New York Yankees' Luke Voit celebrates hitting a three-run home run with DJ LeMahieu (26) and Tyler Wade (14) during the second inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Yanks blow out Blue Jays 20-6, move into 2nd in AL East

Sep. 16, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have transformed back into Bronx Bombers after a three-week stretch in which they nearly bombed out of postseason contention. DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit and became the first players at the top of New York's batting order to have five RBIs the same game, and New York rocketed past...

New York Yankees' Luke Voit hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Voit's 6 RBIs, Cole's gem help Yankees sweep DH vs Orioles

Sep. 11, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pitching, power, savvy on the bases — the Yankees pummeled the Orioles every which way Friday night. Gerrit Cole threw a seven-inning two-hitter in a 6-0 doubleheader opener, Luke Voit hit a pair of three-run homers in a 10-1 nightcap romp, and New York thumped Baltimore to win a...

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge waits for his turn to hit during batting practice before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Yanks hoping Judge, Stanton may return next weekend

Sep. 11, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ailing sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton might be back in the New York Yankees' lineup as soon as next weekend. Manager Aaron Boone said Friday that both players are at the tail-end of their recoveries and could be sent to the club's alternate site in Scranton, Pennsylvania, this...

Dark clouds move beyond the empty stands and outfield at Yankee Stadium where a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles was postponed, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in New York. The game was rescheduled for Friday before the scheduled night game between the two teams. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

As Paxton experiences setback, Yankees, O's rained out

Sep. 10, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On another day of bad news for the banged-up Yankees, New York said left-hander James Paxton had a setback in his return from a strained left flexor tendon. Paxton felt sore after throwing on flat ground. Manager Aaron Boone revealed the news as New York’s homestand opener against...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Deivi Garcia throws to a Toronto Blue Jays batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

García 1st MLB win, Yankees end 5-game skid, top Blue Jays

Sep. 9, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Deivi García earned his first major league win, Gleyber Torres drove in four runs and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Wednesday night. The Yankees had lost 15 of 20 and fallen to the edge of the expanded playoff field....