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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka labored through a 31-pitch first inning against Baltimore, the team with the worst record in the major leagues, falling behind his first four batters.
"Hopefully we make it out of this soon," catcher Kyle Higashioka recalled thinking. "You never want to get to the bullpen early."
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expects injured catcher Gary Sanchez will be sidelined until late August or early September because a strained right groin.
Cashman updated Sanchez's status during a Wednesday conference call that centered on the Yankees' acquisition of reliever Zach Britton from Baltimore for three prospects late Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have activated catcher Gary Sanchez from the disabled list and sent backstop Kyle Higashioka to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Sanchez has been out since June 25 with a strained right groin. He'll return as expected when New York returns from the All-Star break against the Mets at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.
Red Sox win 11-4 to drop Nationals to .500
WASHINGTON (AP) — Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer during a six-run fifth inning, J.D. Martinez and Eduardo Nunez also went deep, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Washington Nationals 11-4 on Tuesday.
Martinez drove in four and leads the majors with 26 homers and 71 RBIs. Boston has won 17 of its last 19 interleague games.
Washington has lost four straight and 16 of 21 to fall to 42-42, its first time at .500 since it was 17-17.
NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton gave New York a scare with an awkward fall in right field. An inning later, he showed everyone in the Bronx that he was just fine.
Stanton, Aaron Hicks and Kyle Higashioka each homered and New York went ahead early and hung on to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-5 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — First, it was third-string catcher Kyle Higashioka getting the silent treatment in the dugout after a home run. Then, the same for Aaron Hicks when he hit homer No. 3.
On a 91-degree night with the pennant race heating up, the New York Yankees enjoyed some more yucks against their biggest rival.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Yankees won't have All-Star catcher Gary Sanchez for at least a few weeks.
Sanchez was put on the 10-day disabled list Monday because of a strained right groin. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before New York's game at Philadelphia that Sanchez is expected to miss up to four weeks with a Grade 1 strain.
Austine Romine replaced Sanchez in the starting lineup.
TAMPA, Fla. — It’s an unlikely scenario, but interesting,
Tie game, 0-0, heading to extra innings. One pitcher is dealing — 27 up, 27 down. But when he goes to the mound to start the 10th, there’s a runner at second base.
Runner moves to third on a ground out. Scores on a ground out. Pitcher gets another ground out to end the inning. The home team doesn’t score in the bottom of the inning, and the pitcher loses despite retiring every batter he faced.
Yankees activate Sanchez from disabled list
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Yankees have activated catcher Gary Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list, adding another potent bat to the AL East leaders' lineup.
Sanchez was behind the plate and batting third against the Chicago Cubs on Friday after being sidelined since April 8 because of a strained right biceps. He was 3 for 20 with a home run entering the game after going deep 20 times in 201 at-bats as a rookie.