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New York Yankees Aaron Judge reacts after striking out during the first inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yankees' Aaron Judge no fan of MLB bubble

Sep. 17, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone packed two large suitcases Thursday and bid adieu to his family, not knowing when he’d see them again. Right fielder Aaron Judge is packing, too, though he's not a fan of Major League Baseball's postseason arrangements. “Not a fan of the bubble....

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' 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...

Patrons at the Big Star Wrigleyville restaurant Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, are seated in a social distant manner on West Patterson Ave., across from Wrigley Field during a baseball game between the Cubs and St Louis Cardinals in Chicago. The pandemic has been especially hard on businesses that rely on ballpark traffic, eliminating crowds at major league games, and leading to rules that limit the amount of people they can have inside their doors at the same time. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

As MLB plays on, the businesses it feeds fight for survival

Sep. 15, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

The cathedrals lie empty. Wrigley. Fenway. Yankee Stadium. PNC Park. Progressive Field. Sure, their lights are on as Major League Baseball tries to squeeze in a truncated 60-game season in the middle of a pandemic. But no one is home save for a few dozen players running around in masks under the din of...

Joe Bastone, owner of Yankee Tavern, responds to questions during an interview Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bronx shops, bars plead with Yankees for aid amid COVID

Sep. 15, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The manager stands behind the counter at Ballpark Sports Shop on River Avenue, pinstriped jerseys fully stocked on the racks around him. The inventory is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but on this day, he'll be lucky to sell a few $20 hats. Around the corner on 161st Street, the...

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, center, walks into the dugout followed by catcher Austin Nola after the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants was postponed Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego, minutes before the scheduled first pitch after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

LEADING OFF: Giants-Padres slated to resume after COVID PPDs

Sep. 12, 2020 8:51 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: ___ STILL ON The Giants and Padres are scheduled to play the finale of a three-game series even after the first two games were postponed when a member of San Francisco's organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Games set for Friday and Saturday night...

George Washington professor's racial hoax claim stokes anger

Sep. 4, 2020 8:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University is investigating the case of a history professor who allegedly admitted to fraudulently pretending to be a Black woman for her entire career, and said Friday that she will not be teaching her classes this semester. In a blog post that has gained international...

New York Yankees' Clint Frazier, left, scores the game-winning run on a wild pitch by New York Mets relief pitcher Dellin Betances, right, to close the ninth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in New York. The Yankees won 2-1. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Yankees edge Mets 2-1 to avert longest slide in 25 years

Aug. 29, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the New York Yankees lost eight in a row, it was a different millennium. One game a day suited them much better Saturday. Clint Frazier scored the winning run on Dellin Betances' wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Yankees averted their longest losing streak...

New York Mets' Dominic Smith celebrates after hitting a go-ahead solo home run off New York Yankees relief pitcher Chad Green in the sixth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Mets' Smith follows plea with HR; Rosario gets road walkoff

Aug. 29, 2020 12:26 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dominic Smith wept on Wednesday night, disheartened and drained by another long 24 hours as a Black man in America. A day later, he said he felt uplifted after teammates joined him in a memorable protest. Back in his comfort zone Friday night, the New York Mets outfielder took a starring...

Pittsburgh Pirates' Chad Kuhl (39) throws as Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19) hits for a double in the fourth inning during a baseball game at in Cincinnati, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

LEADING OFF: Reds eye return after positive test; Rays-Yanks

Aug. 18, 2020 3:20 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: WILL THEY PLAY? The Reds are scheduled for an early flight to Kansas City for a two-game series against the Royals that was put in doubt after a Cincinnati player tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. Players, coaches and other organization members were...