Verlander Ks 11 to lead Astros over Yankees 4-2 in ALCS
HOUSTON — (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 11 in six strong innings and Yuli Gurriel, Chas McCormick and Jeremy Peña all homered to power the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees in their AL Championship Series opener Wednesday night. Anthony Rizzo homered off Rafael Montero with two outs in the eighth to get the Yankees within two. Giancarlo Stanton singled before Josh Donaldson walked to spur Astros manager Dusty Baker to bring in closer Ryan Pressly. New York whiffed 17 times in all to only two for the Astros — the largest difference ever in a postseason game. Verlander didn’t allow a baserunner after the third inning, retiring his last 11 in a row with nine strikeouts.wftv.com
Guardians-Yankees rained out, to play ALDS Game 5 on Tuesday
The decisive Game 5 of the AL Division Series between the Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain after a 2 1/2-hour delay and rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:07 p.m. Both teams took batting practice ahead of the scheduled 7:07 p.m. start.
Judge falls just short of 61, Yanks clinch playoff berth
Aaron Judge fell a few feet short of a record-tying 61st homer, hitting a 404-foot drive caught just in front of the center field wall, and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Josh Donaldson’s 10th-inning single to clinch their sixth straight playoff berth.
Judge 48th HR, Yanks beat Mets 4-2 to sweep Subway Series
The hit came after pinch-hitter Jose Trevino’s twisting popup fell just fair next to Pete Alonso down the right-field line. The Mets, whose NL East lead over Atlanta was cut to two games, swept a two-game series from the Yankees at Citi Field last month. The Yankees lead the AL East by eight games. ... RHP Domingo Germán was able to run, a day after taking a 104 mph comebacker off his left calf. Yankees: RHP Jameson Taillion (11-4, 4.00) is lined up to start Thursday.wftv.com
Judge 48th HR, Yanks beat Mets 4-2 to sweep Subway Series
Aaron Judge hit a 453-foot drive halfway up the bleachers for his 48th home run and added an RBI single during a seventh-inning rally, boosting the Yankees past the Mets 4-2 for a two-game sweep in a Subway Series both teams hope was a World Series prelude.
Judge 47th HR, Yanks top Scherzer, Mets 4-2 in Subway Series
Aaron Judge connected off Max Scherzer for his major league-leading 47th home run, Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs and the New York Yankees withstood a botched popup by rookie Oswaldo Cabrera to beat the Mets 4-2 for their first Subway Series win this season.
Payday: Judge wins it for Yankees on eve of salary showdown
Aaron Judge lined a game-winning single on the eve of his salary arbitration showdown, capping a four-run ninth inning that included Aaron Hicks’ tying three-run homer off closer Ryan Pressly in the New York Yankees’ 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros.
Rizzo HR in 9th, Yanks edge Rays for 14th straight home win
APTOPIX Rays Yankees Baseball New York Yankees' Anthony Rizzo runs the bases to cheers from fans after his home run during the ninth of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) (Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK — (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning and the streaking New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 Thursday night for their 14th straight home win. Rizzo’s 16th homer gave the Yankees their seventh straight win overall and eighth series sweep this year. Francisco Mejía homered for Tampa Bay, which dropped to 2-5 in the season series with the Yankees. After the game, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Severino had tested negative and would accompany the team for a weekend series in Toronto.wftv.com
Judge HRs twice, rallies Yanks past Mets on 9/11 anniversary
Aaron Judge tied it with his second homer of the game in the eighth inning, Mets infielder Javier Báez gave away the lead with an error a few at-bats later and the New York Yankees beat their crosstown rival 8-7 at Citi Field following a stirring ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Yankees get Jameson Taillon from Pirates for 4 prospects
FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Pittsburgh. A person familiar with the trade talks tells The Associated Press the New York Yankees made the second addition to their starting rotation of the offseason, agreeing to acquire right-hander Taillon from the Pirates for four prospects. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK – The Yankees made another high-risk offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects. Taillon, 29, has not pitched since May 1, 2019, following his second Tommy John surgery. Taillon was 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in seven starts during the 2019 season, when he started on opening day for the Pirates.
Dickerson homers as Marlins beat Cubs 5-1 in playoff opener
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO – The Miami Marlins just kept fighting. Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer off a fading Hendricks in the seventh inning, and Miami beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their NL wild-card series. The Marlins, who rallied past the Cubs in a memorable NLCS that year, have never lost a playoff series. Yu Darvish starts for the Central champion Cubs, and rookie right-hander Sixto Sánchez get the ball for upstart Miami. “It’s going to be great.”Darvish is making his first playoff appearance since signing with Chicago before the 2018 season.