A-Rod praises Ichiro after Japanese star's latest achievement

Jun 16, 2016

A-Rod praises Ichiro after Japanese star's latest achievement

On the day Ichiro amassed a career total of 4,527 hits in top-flight pro baseball, Alex Rodriguez called his one-time teammate a legend and “as unique a player” as he’d ever been around. Speaking in Denver, where the New York Yankees were preparing to ...

May 28, 2016

Tanaka dazzles as Yankees down Rays

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 4-1 on Friday night. Tanaka (3-0) scattered two hits and struck out four to run his ...

May 5, 2016

Rodriguez placed on 15-day disabled list

Alex Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the New York Yankees because of a strained right hamstring. The injury occurred Tuesday night while Rodriguez was running out a grounder in the fifth inning of a loss to the Orioles. Afterward, ...

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Apr 18, 2016

Tanaka outduels former teammate Iwakuma

Masahiro Tanaka had his best game of the season to beat Hisashi Iwakuma in a Japanese pitchers’ duel and post his first win as the New York Yankees ended their losing streak after four games with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on ...

Tanaka fans 10 in impressive no-decision against O's

Sep 9, 2015

Tanaka fans 10 in impressive no-decision against O's

Minus their bullpen aces for a day, the New York Yankees needed someone else to make a big pitch. Chasen Shreve did, and the ball wound up in the seats. Chris Davis led off the ninth inning with his major league-leading 41st home run ...

A-Rod hits three homers in victory

Jul 26, 2015

A-Rod hits three homers in victory

Alex Rodriguez gave himself an early 40th birthday present. Three of them, actually. Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over ...

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Jul 13, 2015

A-Rod moves up hits list; Yanks top BoSox

Alex Rodriguez had hit No. 3,020 to move into the top 25 on baseball’s all-time list. Rob Refsnyder had the first two of his career, the second a two-run homer that turned out to be the difference in the New York Yankees’ 8-6 victory ...

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

Jun 20, 2015

A-Rod belts home run for 3,000th hit

MLB Yankees 7 Tigers 2 After everything he’s encountered, Alex Rodriguez broke into a big smile — all the way around the bases. Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and the New York Yankees beat Detroit 7-2 Friday night, the highlight so far ...

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

May 8, 2015

A-Rod hits 661st, passes Mays

Tainted or not, Alex Rodriguez had plenty of reasons to celebrate homer No. 661. A-Rod passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list Thursday night, helping the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. “All of this is pretty crazy,” ...

A-Rod hits 660th HR

May 2, 2015

A-Rod hits 660th HR

With one sweet swing, Alex Rodriguez tied Willie Mays for fourth place in major league history at 660 home runs. With familiar boos from opposing fans echoing throughout Fenway Park, A-Rod ran the count to 3-0 and then pounced on a 153-kph fastball over ...

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Apr 27, 2015

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Alex Rodriguez is one big swing from matching Willie Mays. Whether the New York Yankees would celebrate that achievement — or pay for it, for that matter — remains to be seen. Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Mays ...