Tampa Bay Rays (56-40, second in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (59-33, first in the AL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rays: Ryne Stanek (0-2, 3.14 ERA,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud was down to his last strike. And so were the Tampa Bay Rays, trailing by two runs with two on and two outs in the ninth inning against All-Star closer Aroldis...
CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the pitchers took back the power.
Hours after an awesome Home Run Derby got everyone buzzing even louder about monster shots and juiced balls, only a couple...
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Justin Verlander blazed 97 mph heat from the start, Cleveland's Shane Bieber struck out the side...
New York Yankees (56-29, first in the AL East) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (50-38, second in the AL East)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays put together a late-game fireworks show inside domed Tropicana Field.
DJ LeMahieu hit a tiebreaking two-run single and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton stretched the Yankees' home run streak to a record-tying 27 games, and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-8 Monday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The bullpen broke down, Didi Gregorius misplayed an easy grounder and another player went on the injured list.
The New York Yankees keep taking hits — and keep hitting...
NEW YORK (AP) — While players on the Yankees bench gaped at Gary Sánchez's one-handed homer, manager Aaron Boone was already thinking about his next relief pitcher.
Yankees sweep Royals to run win streak to 7
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Austin Romine and Cameron Maybin each drove in two runs during New York's five-run second inning, and the Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-5 on Saturday night to...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Gary Sánchez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a New York rally fueled by Baltimore gaffes, and the Yankees pulled out a 10-7 victory Monday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Domingo German became the majors' first seven-game winner, Gio Urshela got a key hit set up by a pair of odd bounces and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Peterson's parents were right there in the Yankee Stadium stands to see his first major league hit — a tiebreaking rocket off one of baseball's best closers.
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman say knee issues in the past
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman says he has recovered from the left knee tendinitis that bothered him during much of last season.
Britton prefers setup role on Yanks than to close elsewhere
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Britton preferred to be a setup man for Aroldis Chapman on the New York Yankees rather than close for a team less likely to win.
"I had been closer and I knew that I could do that at a high level. I felt like it wasn't something I needed to prove myself," Britton said Friday after finalizing a contract that guarantees him $39 million over three seasons and could be worth $53 million for four years.
Catcher on the mound: Romine pitches in Yanks’ blowout loss
NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine never expected to replace Aroldis Chapman as the Yankees' closer.
A backup catcher, Romine was leaning on the dugout railing and watching New York get blown out by Boston in Game 3 of the AL Division Series when bench coach Josh Bard walked up to him in the eighth inning.
"Can you throw?" Romine recalled Bard asking.
"I can try," the seven-year big league veteran replied.
Yankees activate closer Aroldis Chapman from 10-day DL
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has been activated from the disabled list.
New York announced the move Wednesday before the second game of a three-game series against the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox.
Chapman has been out since Aug. 21 with left knee tendinitis. The All-Star left-hander threw a simulated game Monday and said Tuesday that he had recovered well.
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Judge, Chapman work out, could return to Yankees this week
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge had 11 at-bats in a simulated game and New York closer Aroldis Chapman threw 22 pitches, perhaps the last steps before both are cleared to return to full action.
The team said Judge faced right-handers A.J. Cole and Chance Adams along with minor league left-hander Phillip Diehl at Yankee Stadium on Monday. Judge is recovering from a broken right wrist, sustained when he was hit by a pitch from Kansas City's Jakob Junis on July 26.
Yankees’ Boone says Judge could return vs Red Sox this week
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees manager Aaron Boone said All-Star slugger Aaron Judge could return to New York's lineup this week during a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox.
Boone said Sunday that Judge is "getting real close" to returning from a broken right wrist. Judge has been cleared to play the outfield and run the bases, and he played two innings in right Friday night. He's still working his way back at the plate, though.
Yankees closer Chapman could return from DL next week
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New York Yankees All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman could return next week from nearly a month on the disabled list.
Chapman has not pitched since Aug. 21 because of left knee tendinitis, which has bothered him throughout the season. The 30-year-old left-hander threw a bullpen session Wednesday and was to return to New York for treatment. Manager Aaron Boone anticipates another bullpen session this weekend, then a return.
Yankees closer Chapman placed on DL with knee tendinitis
MIAMI (AP) — The New York Yankees' injury wave has reached the ninth inning.
All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with tendinitis in his left knee. He joined right fielder Aaron Judge, shortstop Didi Gregorius and catcher Gary Sanchez on the DL for the Yankees, who have baseball's second-best record despite their misfortune.
LEADING OFF: Murphy to Cubs, Yanks check Chapman, Posey hip
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Stanton has 2 hits as Yankees beat Marlins in 12, 2-1
MIAMI (AP) — The Yankees won Giancarlo Stanton's homecoming game but may have lost their closer.
Aroldis Chapman left the game with pain in his troublesome left knee, and New York scrambled to close out a 2-1 win over the Marlins in 12 innings Tuesday night.
Chapman, Yankees weather heavy rain, hold off Rangers 5-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Somehow, Aroldis Chapman was able to prevent this game from slipping away.
Rain pouring off his hat, the New York Yankees closer struck out Jurickson Profar with the bases loaded in a steady storm to end it, preserving a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Lynn’s solid outing helps Yankees beat White Sox
CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning in his first start with New York, and the Yankees rebounded from their tough weekend in Boston by beating the Chicago White Sox 7-0 on Monday.
Lynn provided a big boost for New York after it dropped a season-high five straight games, including a four-game sweep by the major league-leading Red Sox. The series concluded with Aroldis Chapman blowing a save opportunity in a 10-inning loss at Fenway Park late Sunday night.
Lynn, Yankees stop 5-game slide by beating White Sox 7-0
CHICAGO (AP) — Lance Lynn was sound asleep while the rest of the New York Yankees hopped on a flight to Chicago after perhaps their most difficult loss of the season.
With his new team in desperate need of a lift, he delivered.
Lynn pitched two-hit ball into the eighth inning in his first start with New York, and the Yankees rebounded from their tough weekend in Boston by beating the White Sox 7-0 on Monday night.
Red Sox stun Yankees 5-4 in 10 for 4-game sweep
BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi's hit bounced a handful of times before finding its way into center field for the winning run and a big four-game sweep over the rival Yankees.
The Red Sox now find themselves in firm control of the AL East.
Benintendi's RBI single with two outs in the 10th capped Boston's rally from three runs down in the ninth against New York closer Aroldis Chapman, and the Red Sox completed a four-game sweep with a 5-4 victory Sunday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Andrew Benintendi's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning capped Boston's rally from three runs down in the ninth against New York closer Aroldis Chapman, and the Red Sox completed a four-game sweep over the rival Yankees with a 5-4 victory on Sunday night.
Boston opened a 9 1/2-game lead atop the AL East over the Yankees, who lost their season-high fifth straight.
Boston (79-34) has won eight of nine games and owns the majors' best record.
Free-agent rentals seldom stay long-term in MLB
NEW YORK (AP) — When baseball stars on expiring contracts get traded in July, there's usually no need to find long-term housing.
Infielders Manny Machado, Mike Moustakas and Brian Dozier; starting pitchers Cole Hamels, J.A. Happ and Nathan Eovaldi; catcher Martin Maldonado; and closer Zach Britton are among the players dealt ahead of this week's deadline for trades without waivers. All could be eligible for free agency after the World Series.
NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia tumbled, Zach Britton struggled and Aroldis Chapman held on. After a long day, the New York Yankees were glad to leave the park with at least one win.
Greg Bird homered to begin a two-run rally in the eighth inning as the Yankees overcame a rough outing by the newly acquired Britton and a spill by Sabathia, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Saturday to split their day-night doubleheader.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York manager Aaron Boone said newly acquired reliever Zach Britton will fill a variety of roles at the back end of the Yankees bullpen but emphasized that Aroldis Chapman's role remains the same.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Yankees have acquired left-hander Zach Britton from the rebuilding Baltimore Orioles for three prospects, a trade that will bolster New York's bullpen for the stretch run.
Right-hander Dillon Tate is going to the Orioles along with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody Carroll. The teams announced the deal Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Aroldis Chapman had flamed out, throwing three of 19 pitches for strikes and enabling the Mets to cut a four-run, ninth-inning deficit in half.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Yan Gomes walked to the plate Saturday night and found out he was an All-Star.
Gomes will replace Tampa Bay's Wilson Ramos in Tuesday's game in Washington D.C., giving Cleveland six All-Stars.
Morton added to AL All-Star roster
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston right-hander Charlie Morton was added to the American League All-Star team on Friday, giving the Astros a major league-leading six players in next week's game.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman won't pitch in the All-Star Game in order to rest his sore left knee.
Chapman earned his 25th save Thursday against the Cleveland Indians in his first appearance since Saturday, when he was removed from a game in Toronto after facing one batter because of discomfort in the knee.
Chapman, who has made the All-Star team five times, is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in 40 appearances. He has struck out 67 in 39 innings and held opponents to a .129 batting average.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner tied it with his second homer of the game, a one-out, two-run drive in the ninth inning, Gleyber Torres hit a winning single in the 10th and the New York Yankees rallied to beat the Houston Astros 6-5 Tuesday night.
Catching up: Judge’s grab, Tanaka, Bird lift Yanks in Game 3
NEW YORK (AP) — Good thing for Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees that Aaron Judge is 6-foot-7.
Judge reached high and prevented a home run to save Tanaka's seven-inning gem, Greg Bird homered off relief ace Andrew Miller, and New York edged the Cleveland Indians 1-0 Sunday night in Game 3 to extend their AL Division Series.
"He was brilliant," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said about Tanaka. "He gave us everything we needed."