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Yankees, Astros give Game 4 another try after rainout

NEW YORK -- During the regular season, the New York Yankees never used their high-leverage relievers three days in a row.Now the Yankees face the possibility of playing four days in a row in the American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, though first they must win one of

Yankees, Astros plan all relievers in ALCS Game 4 vs. Astros

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees and Astros plan all-bullpen games from the start in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series in a sign of the times.With the best-of-seven series tied 1-1, New York's Luis Severino starts Game 3 on Tuesday against Gerrit Cole. Masahiro Tanaka began the opener

Yankees’ Stanton out for ALCS Game 2 with quad injury

HOUSTON (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton was out of the New York Yankees' starting lineup for Game 2 of the AL Championship Series because of a right quad strain that happened before he homered in the opener against the Houston Astros.Manager Aaron Boone said before Sunday night's game he didn't know

Yankees alter ALCS opener lineup for 1st change in playoffs

1 / 2Yankees alter ALCS opener lineup for 1st change in playoffsNew York Yankees manager Aaron Boone smiles during batting practice before Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)HOUSTON (AP) -- New York Yankees manager Aaron

Tanaka-Greinke in ALCS opener; Astros line up aces vs Yanks

HOUSTON (AP) -- Zack Greinke will start the AL Championship Series opener for the Houston Astros against the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Saturday night.After the 2009 AL Cy Young winner and midseason acquisition starts Game 1 at Minute Maid Park, the Astros will follow with Justin Verlander,

Yanks’ Hicks could start in ALCS; Sabathia may be on roster

NEW YORK (AP) -- Aaron Hicks is an option to start for the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series opener and CC Sabathia also remains in contention for a roster spot.Hicks has not played since Aug. 3 because of a right elbow flexor strain. Sabathia missed the Division

Cole, Astros have no room for error left in ALDS vs Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Zack Greinke got hit hard. So did Justin Verlander. And all of a sudden, the Houston Astros and their heavyweight rotation have only one chance left to knock out the pesky Rays.It's up to Gerrit Cole in Game 5.Verlander gave up three first-inning runs while

Yankees complete sweep of Twins, punch ticket to ALCS

The Yankees held the Twins’ potent offense at bay en route to a 5-1 victory in Minnesota on Monday night, completing a series sweep in the ALDS. It is the third time since 2009 that the Yankees have swept the Twins out of the ALDS.Gleyber Torres staked starter Luis Severino

LEADING OFF: All 4 Division Series matchups could be decided

A look at what's happening around the majors today:REMEMBER ME?Charlie Morton helped Houston achieve the ultimate prize in 2017, winning Game 7 of the AL Championship Series with a sharp start against the Yankees and then winning Game 7 of the World Series in relief against the Dodgers. This time,

Driven out: Twins rookie – and ex-Uber guy – tagged by Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) -- Just too much traffic for Twins rookie Randy Dobnak.The feel-good story of the Uber driver-turned-big league pitcher came to a screeching halt Saturday when the New York Yankees tagged him from the get-go in an 8-2 rout, putting Minnesota in a serious jam in the AL

Yankees, Twins lineups for ALDS Game 2

Game 1 of the American League Division Series fell in the Yankees’ favor on Friday. They pummeled the league-leading home run champs by a score of 10-4, backed by a four-RBI performance from DJ LeMahieu and a key two-run double from Gleyber Torres. With the win, they not only gained

Twins, Yankees dismiss history entering Game 1

NEW YORK -- A common narrative regarding the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees is past postseason history.But both sides believe what unfolded in four previous American League Division Series and in one wild-card game hold little significance to this year, especially when both teams won more than 100 games

CC Sabathia not on Yankees ALDS roster

CC Sabathia has been left off the Yankees’ roster for the ALDS.Yankees manager Aaron Boone said this morning that Sabathia’s pitching shoulder did not bounce back well after his final appearance of the season on September 24 against the Rays. He received a cortisone shot last week and threw an

Joe Girardi expresses interest in Cubs managerial opening

Could 2020 be the year in which Joe Girardi becomes manager of the Cubs?In an interview on 670 The Score's "Mully & Haugh Show" Wednesday, Girardi expressed interest in the Cubs' managerial opening, though he made it clear that he‘s interested in returning as a manager in general."When you look

Blame it on the juice: Pitchers set for homer-filled October

Justin Verlander didn't intend to alter his pitching strategy, not after 14 seasons as a major league ace. But then the home runs stopped making sense.A long drive by Yankees slugger Aaron Judge? The Houston Astros ace can live with that. This season, though, was full of surprises. Like when

Playoffs offer a second chance for injury-plagued Stanton

The New York Yankees hit 306 home runs this year with minimal contributions from Giancarlo Stanton.Now he's back to try to help the Yankees win a title.Stanton hit a mammoth home run Friday night at Texas, a reminder that yes, this New York lineup can actually become more powerful than

Alonso hits 53rd HR, sets rookie record as Mets blank Braves

NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Alonso reached for a fastball on the outer part of the plate and sent it soaring just to the right of straightaway center field. He held the handle of his bat and slowly took eight short steps toward first base, his face expressionless, eyes fixed

MLB attendance drops in boom-bust era of big winners, losers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Major League Baseball has entered the Boom/Bust Era.An unprecedented four teams won 100 games in the same season.Four clubs lost in triple figures for only the second time.Amid widespread claims the baseballs have changed, hitters shattered the home run record for the second time in three

Choi HR in 12th lifts Rays 2-1 as Sabathia pitches in relief

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have developed a knack for comeback wins.Ji-Man Choi's game-ending home run in the 12th inning that helped Tampa Bay remain on track for an AL wild card berth. The Rays beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday on a night CC

Going, going, gone? Saluting four Red Sox who probably won’t return

The 2018 Red Sox, it turns out, stayed together one year too long. But that's about to change.The ugly, painful, unwieldy dismantling process will begin with some light pruning before the really tough decisions - Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez - must be confronted. Unless ownership has decided that both must go in

Haves, have-nots: MLB ties mark for 100-win, 100-loss teams

1 / 2Haves, have-nots: MLB ties mark for 100-win, 100-loss teamsLos Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, left, gets a high forearm slam from A. J. Pollock after hitting a grand slam against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. (AP

Severino sharp again, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-3 for 102nd win

NEW YORK (AP) -- Luis Severino struck out nine over five scoreless innings for his first win of the season, and the New York Yankees hit three home runs as they beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday in their regular-season home finale.New York (102-55) moved 47 games over

Joe West ejects Aaron Boone a day after blowing strike call

Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected for the fifth time this season. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)Joe West and the New York Yankees are not exactly the best of friends, and on Saturday he threw himself in the midst of another controversy over balls and strikes when he tossed manager

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