Tanaka sharp as Yankees hammer sinking Angels

Aug 20, 2016

Tanaka sharp as Yankees hammer sinking Angels

The Yankees hit four solo home runs and Masahiro Tanaka allowed five hits in 7⅔ innings as New York continued its mastery over the sinking Los Angeles Angels with a 7-0 victory Friday night. The home runs all came against Angels right-hander Jered Weaver ...

Notorious A-Rod plays final game for Yankees

Aug 13, 2016

Notorious A-Rod plays final game for Yankees

Alex Rodriguez returned to the infield, hugged a reception line of teammates and was handed the final ball from his final game with the New York Yankees. He walked to the area behind third base, leaned down and grabbed a handful of dirt. Baseball’s ...

A-Rod takes booing in stride in win

Aug 12, 2016

A-Rod takes booing in stride in win

Alex Rodriguez got the raucous booing he expected and the victory his team needed. Rodriguez drove in a run with a bases-loaded dribbler, capping a three-run rally in the eighth inning that lifted the New York Yankees over the Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday ...

Ichiro drills deep triple to join MLB's 3,000-hit club

Aug 8, 2016

Ichiro drills deep triple to join MLB's 3,000-hit club

Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins on Sunday became the 30th Major League Baseball player with 3,000 career hits. Ichiro, who in 2001 became the first Japanese position player in MLB history, joins Roberto Clemente (Puerto Rico), Rod Carew (Panama) and Rafael ...

Aug 6, 2016

Teixeira sets plan to retire

Mark Teixeira knew this would be difficult. Twenty seconds after he started to speak, his voice cracked. “That didn’t take long, did it?” he said. A three-time All-Star first baseman whose career has been interrupted by injuries for much of the last five years, ...

Bruce slugs three-run shot to ignite Mets

Aug 5, 2016

Bruce slugs three-run shot to ignite Mets

Jay Bruce, indeed, broke loose. Bruce launched a three-run homer for his first hit since being traded, Bartolo Colon took a shutout into the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 4-1 Thursday night for a split of the Subway Series. ...

Teams swing several deals

Aug 2, 2016

Teams swing several deals

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline. Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff contenders ...

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Jul 26, 2016

Cubs acquire closer Chapman in trade with Yankees

Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason. So Ricketts and Epstein asked Major League ...

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

Jul 24, 2016

Ichiro's vow to play until age 50 no laughing matter

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Closing in on 3,000 hits, Ichiro Suzuki isn’t inclined to stop there. He’s 42, and for some time has said — in Japanese and English — he wants to play until at least 50. He’s joking, right? “Probably not,” says New York Mets manager ...

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Jul 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels Price to lift Yankees over Red Sox

Just a couple of days into the season’s second half, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said his team needed to win this one. Fortunately for New York, he had the right men on the mound. Masahiro Tanaka outpitched David Price in their first matchup to ...