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Sep 22, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) is congratulated after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 22, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) is congratulated after hitting a solo home run against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Yankees OF Aaron Hicks was responsible for the first and last runs of his team's playoff-clinching win over the Orioles on Saturday and managed to push through to the end despite banging up his ankle before his game-winning hit.

Hicks hit an RBI double in the 11th inning to drive in SS Didi Gregorius, prompting a walk-off celebration, but not before he fouled a ball off his ankle and hit the ground in pain. Hicks still managed to get up and deliver the game-winning hit, and X-rays after the game were negative.

"It's awesome," Hicks said, per Newsday. "I was jumping up with them" despite the balky leg."

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The Orioles didn't make it easy, but the Yankees managed to hang on to defeat their division rival 10-8 at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. >> Box score


1) The Yankees jumped out to a quick start in the bottom of the first thanks to Didi Gregorius' 27th homer of the year -- a two-run moonshot to right field. Then, in the fourth, they would pile on four more runs, with Aaron Hicks' two-run homer the biggest blast. 

2) As stated before, the Orioles began to rack up runs as well, but the Yankees always answered. When the score got to 6-4 in the seventh, Andrew McCutchen and Luke Voit added RBI hits to push the lead to 9-4. The O's would eventually make it a one-run game after a four-run eighth inning, but Aaron Judge's RBI double gave them the insurance they needed to close it.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius
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Yankees fall flat in Oakland 00:02:37
Larry Ridley, Anthony McCarron and John Jastremski discuss the Yankees' 6-3 loss to A's in what was likely a preview of the Wild Card Game.

CC Sabathia allowed five runs (four earned) and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings as the Yankees dropped their second straight game with a 6-3 loss to the Oakland A's on Monday at Oakland Coliseum. >> Box score


1) Sabathia (7-6) only has one win since July 9 and struggled from the get-go, giving up three runs in the first inning. He allowed an RBI single to Khris Davis, issued a bases-loaded walk to Matt Olson and surrendered another run on a Miguel Andujar error.

2) The Yankees' 2-6 hitters combined to go 0-for-14 with eight strikeouts. Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts while Gary Sanchez struck out with two runners on to end the eighth inning.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Gary Sanchez, Oakland Athletics
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Did Boone rally the troops? 00:03:40
The BNNY panel discusses whether or not Aaron Boone's ejection in the fifth inning against the Tigers got the Yankees' offense going Friday.

The Yankees didn't blow this 7-5 lead Friday night, as their late rally ended up in a win over the Tigers. >> Box score


1) The Yankees were down 5-4 heading into the eighth, but had a bases loaded opportunity with two outs. Gleyber Torres came through and made it 6-5 with a two RBI single to left. But that wasn't all New York could get. Austin Romine added some insurance with an infield single up the middle that scored Luke Voit

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andujar
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Aug 26, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) looks on the field during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Aug 26, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) looks on the field during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Yankees manager Aaron Boone thought home plate umpire Nic Lentz wasn't calling a good game behind the plate. So, he decided to show him instead of just saying it.

Lentz ejected Boone, who was chirping from the dugout about balls and strikes, and the Yankee skipper ran out to home plate to give him more. In doing so, Boone crouched behind home and showed Lentz what is a ball and strike. 

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Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Miguel Andujar
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Sep 11, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view during the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 11, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view during the national anthem prior to the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Middletown, NJ Little League star Alfred "Big Al" Delia has been making his rounds after his introduction at the Mid-Atlantic regional went viral. He had an interview on Jimmy Kimmel and was invited along with his team to meet the Mets at Citi Field.

Before Wednesday night's contest against the White Sox, Delia was also invited to meet the Yankees at batting practice. He was all smiles when players like Aaron Hicks, Luke Voit, and Gleyber Torres came up to him to chat and to sign some autographs.

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Yankees missing Judge, Sanchez 00:04:59
The BNNY panel discusses the New York Yankees' offensive ineptitude with sluggers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez missing from the lineup.

Aroldis Chapman blew a 4-1 lead in the ninth inning and Jonathan Holder allowed a walk-off single to Andrew Benintendi in the 10th inning as the Yankees' losing streak reached five games with a 5-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Box score


1) Holder (1-3) allowed a two-out single to Sandy Leon in the 10th inning and then threw a wild pitch to move him to second. After intentionally walking Mookie Betts, Benintendi singled up the middle to drive in pinch runner Tony Renda for their 28th win in their last 35 games.

2) Chapman allowed three runs (two earned) on one hit, three walks and one error in the bottom of the ninth to snap a stretch of 22 straight saves converted. After walking the bases loaded, he allowed a two-run single to J.D. Martinez that turned a 4-1 lead into a one-run advantage. Chapman then got Xander Bogaerts to ground to third, but Miguel Andujar's throw fell short of Greg Bird's stretched glove and allowed Betts to score the tying run.

3) The Yankees, who scored all four of their runs in the seventh inning, have lost five games in a row for the first time since they lost seven straight from June 13-20 last season. They fell to 9 1/2 games back of first place.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aroldis Chapman, Gleyber Torres, Jonathan Holder, Masahiro Tanaka, Boston Red Sox
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New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks went 3-for-3 with his 17th home run of the season in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals, continuing his success in the cleanup spot in a lineup bitten by injuries.

Hicks, whose 370-foot home run off Burch Smith gave New York a 2-0 lead in a game it wouldn't trail, is 6-for-11 in four games when batting fourth this season. He also hit a double and a single to improve his batting line to .256/.359/.491.

"I just continue to do what I do,'' Hicks said, according to Newsday's Steven Marcus. "I haven't really changed the way that I approach hitting. I'm not going to try to hit like a four-hole hitter. I'm just going to confine to be myself and do what I can to help the team win.''

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Happ's strong first outing in NY 00:04:37
Taylor Rooks and Anthony McCarron discuss J.A. Happ's quality start in his Yankee debut and what Aaron Hicks' presence has meant in 2018.

Aaron Hicks homered and JA Happ limited the Royals to one run as the Yankees cruised to a 6-3 win on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.  >> Box score

Things to know about tonight's game

1) Happ's Yankees debut went about as well as anyone could have hoped as the Yankees' newest starter limited the Royals for six innings. His one blemish came in the sixth inning when Salvador Perez hit a solo home run.

 

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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Gary Sanchez's lack of hustle running to first base on his game-ending groundout cost the Yankees in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sanchez was slow out of the batter's box when he hit into a game-ending 4-6-3 groundout with the bases loaded and two outs. Aaron Hicks beat a toss to second base, however shortstop Willy Adames had enough time to regroup and throw to first to beat Sanchez by a step.

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Yanks rusty to start second half 00:03:57
Michelle Yu, Sal Licata and Marc Malusis recap the critical errors the Yankees made in Monday night's 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Luis Severino pitched his worst game of the season and the Yankees' rally fell short in a 7-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday at Tropicana Field. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Severino (14-3) suffered his first loss since June 10 as the Yankees fell to 1-2 in the second half of the season. He allowed a season-high seven runs (six earned) and 11 hits in five-plus innings.

2) The Yankees trailed 7-3 in the sixth inning but rallied for three runs in the seventh to pull within one. After loading the bases with one out in the top of the ninth inning, Aaron Hicks grounded into a fielder's choice and Gary Sanchez, whose passed ball in the first inning allowed Jake Bauers to score from second base, hit into a 4-6-3 groundout to end the game.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Chad Green, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Tampa Bay Rays
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Aaron Hicks (31) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aaron Hicks (31) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Though they are both dealing with minor injuries, manager Aaron Boone says OF Aaron Hicks and LHP Aroldis Chapman could be available for Sunday's contest against the Blue Jays. 

Hicks, who was suffering from left leg cramps on Saturday, wasn't in the starting lineup today as Clint Frazier was added to the outfield. And though Boone would like to not have to use Hicks, he does consider him an option if need be. 

"Aaron is doing well, Boone told the Daily News' MIke Mazzeo. "We'll try to stay away from him, but I view him as an option."

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Jul 7, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) walks towards the dugout with the trainer in the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)
Jul 7, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) walks towards the dugout with the trainer in the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)

Yankees OF Aaron Hicks and closer Aroldis Chapman left Saturday's game with injuries, but the team isn't expecting either player to miss much time.

 Hicks suffered from left leg cramps, while Chapman felt pain in his knee. Manager Aaron Boone said after Saturday's game that he thinks Chapman is suffering from the left knee tendinitis, which forced him to miss time earlier this season.

"You can feel it a little bit when you walk around and stuff, but today was just a little different," Chapman said via an interpreter, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "It was a completely different sensation -- more pain."

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Jul 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) greets center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) after he hit a two run home run in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports  (Wendell Cruz)
Jul 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) greets center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) after he hit a two run home run in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees built a 6-0 lead and staved off a late rally in order to hold on to an 8-5 win over the Braves on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium >> Box score

Things to know about Tuesday's game

1) Aaron Hicks hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Kyle Higashioka hit a solo shot in the second inning. For the next two innings, the Yankees took advantage of erratic pithing by the Braves, as New York scored two more runs in the third when Brandon Drury and Higashioka each walked with the bases loaded. Brett Gardner scored on a wild pitch in the fourth inning.

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Jul 1, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price (24) pitches in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jul 1, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price (24) pitches in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

When players of any sport travel on the road, they hear tons of chants from fans designed to get them off their game. They can be harsh, vile, and downright degrading. 

And what Red Sox LHP David Price heard from Yankees fans on Sunday night during his dreadful start was the worst of them all. 

Price had arguably his worst start of his career as the Yankees shelled him for eight runs on nine hits including five homers over 3.1 innings. And while Yankees fans enjoyed their team hitting one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game like batting practice, they added insult to injury by chanting, "Who's your daddy," at Price before his early exit. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka, Scott Thompson
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Boone on Hicks' special night 00:00:24
Yankees manager Aaron Boone discusses Aaron Hicks' three-home run night in the team's 11-1 win over the Red Sox.

Aaron Hicks made history in Sunday's 11-1 win by becoming the third Yankee ever to hit three home runs in a game against the Red Sox.

Hicks homered in the second and fourth innings off David Price, and added his third home run of the game off Hector Velazquez in the eighth inning as New York moved back into a first-place tie atop the AL East.

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Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Boston Red Sox
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Boone on Hicks' special night 00:00:24
Yankees manager Aaron Boone discusses Aaron Hicks' three-home run night in the team's 11-1 win over the Red Sox.

Aaron Hicks hit three of the Yankees' six home runs en route to an 11-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Things to know about Sunday's game

1) Hicks homered in the second and fourth innings off David Price and hit his third home run of the game in the eighth inning off Hector Velazquez to become the first Yankee since Alex Rodriguez in 2015 to hit three home runs in a game.

2) Aaron Judge went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in the first inning while Gleyber Torres hit a three-run shot later in the inning as New York jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Kyle Higashioka's first MLB hit was a solo home run down the left-field line in the fourth inning as the Yankees set a franchise record for home runs hit as a team before the All-Star break. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka, Luis Severino, Boston Red Sox
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Boone and Gardner talk Red Sox 00:00:49
Yankees manager Aaron Boone and outfielder Brett Gardner break down their expectations for the upcoming series against the Red Sox.

Though a series sweep was in the cards for the Yankees, their big bats didn't show up as the Phillies' pitching shut them out to salvage the final game of the series, 3-0, in Citizens Bank Park. >> Box score

Things to know about Tuesday's game

1) The Yankees only collected four hits on the night, with Aaron Hicks accounting for two of them. And what was even worse was the fact that only one Yankees base runner reached second base on the night. Zach Eflin, who has done tremendously better in June, was lights out as he kept the Yankees off balance all night. Seranthony Dominguez closed out the game with a six-out save.

 

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New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Clint Frazier watches an RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have made it clear they will be on the prowl for another rotation piece before the trade deadline strikes. The prospects they will part with to acquire their new arm, though, is still up in the air. 

One of the top prospects that will entice teams will likely be OF Clint Frazier, who has been the odd man out among a stacked Yankees outfield that includes veterans like Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks along with Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge

Though Frazier's name will likely be presented to GM Brian Cashman in proposed deals, he doesn't want to see him out of pinstripes anytime soon. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Giancarlo Stanton
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New York Yankees Brett Gardner (11) follows through on a two-run triple during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Yankees Brett Gardner (11) follows through on a two-run triple during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said while he isn't focused on free agency just yet, he hopes he can remain in New York.

Gardner, in the final year of a four-year, $52 million deal, can hit free agency in the offseason if the Yankees decline his $12.5 million team option for 2019. And the longest-tenured Yankee hopes he can remain in pinstripes beyond the 2018 season.

"I love it here," Gardner said, according to Newsday's Steven Marcus. "I've never been shy about saying that. Hopefully, I'll play for a few more years and hopefully that'll be here.''

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier
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Holder, Stanton shine vs. Nats 00:04:04
Jonathan Holder and Giancarlo Stanton made huge contributions in the second game of the Yankees' doubleheader against the Nationals.

Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Aaron Hicks went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead two-run home run as the Yankees rebounded from losing in a suspended game earlier Monday with a 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Stanton his first four-hit game since May 13, hitting an RBI single in the first inning and an RBI double in the seventh to give New York a two-run lead.

2) Hicks crushed his ninth home run of the season when he hit a 3-1 Erick Fedde sinker to deep right-center field that turned a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Chad Green throws pitch in the sixth inning during the Toronto Blue Jays season home opener at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Chad Green throws pitch in the sixth inning during the Toronto Blue Jays season home opener at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees lost to the Washington Nationals 5-3 at Nationals Park on a game that began May 15 and was resumed on June 18 due to weather. >> Box score

Things to know about the game

1) The Yankees and Nationals were tied at 3 entering the bottom of the sixth inning before rain halted play in May. 

2) Chad Green, who came on in relief of Masahiro Tanaka, surrendered a go-ahead two-run home run to Juan Soto, who on May 15 was in Double-A and made his official MLB debut on May 20, in the bottom of the sixth inning that gave Washington a 5-3 lead. (Soto's official MLB debut will still be May 20, but with an asterisk to denote his appearance in the suspended game.)

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Chad Green, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Tyler Austin, Washington Nationals
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Stanton discusses his stance 00:00:49
Giancarlo Stanton discusses his struggles at the plate, whether he is considering adjusting his stance and how he plans to keep working.

CC Sabathia endured a rough second inning and the Yankees couldn't generate enough offense to overcome it in a 3-1 loss to the Rays on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score

Things to know about today's game

1) The Yankees struggled offensively aside from a fifth-inning solo home run by Aaron Hicks, who went deep for the eighth time of the year. Didi Gregorius hit his second triple of the season, but did not score

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Tampa Bay Rays
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Jun 5, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) reacts after scoring on a grandslam homerun by third baseman Miguel Andujar (not pictured) against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inningat Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)
Jun 5, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) reacts after scoring on a grandslam homerun by third baseman Miguel Andujar (not pictured) against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inningat Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports (John E. Sokolowski)

Miguel Andujar hit his first career grand slam and CC Sabathia limited the Blue Jays to two runs as the Yankees cruised to a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. >> Box score

Things to know about tonight's game

1) Sabathia allowed just three hits -- two of them were home runs -- and lasted seven innings for the Yankees. He gave up a solo home run to Teoscar Hernandez in the sixth and another one to Kevin Pillar in the seventh.

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Jun 2, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches his two run homer during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports  (Brad Mills)
Jun 2, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches his two run homer during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton homered and Aaron Hicks had three hits and two RBI to lead the Yankees to an 8-5 win over the Orioles on Saturday night. 

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar
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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner celebrates hitting a solo home run with New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner celebrates hitting a solo home run with New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner extended his hitting streak to seven games by going 3-for-4 in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium.

Gardner was not a factor in the Yankees' three-run third inning -- the Yankees scored on Aaron Hicks' bases-loaded walk, Greg Bird's bases-loaded HBP and a Miguel Andujar fielder's choice -- but Gardner had three of New York's five hits.

"I feel good at the plate," Gardner told reporters after the game. "I'm seeing the ball well and just trying to put at-bats together to get on base for the guys behind me."

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Greg Bird, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Miguel Andujar
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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres celebrates with right fielder Aaron Judge after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres celebrates with right fielder Aaron Judge after hitting a two-run home run during the second inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres hit two home runs while Aaron Judge hit his 12th homer of the season as the Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 10-5 on Monday at Globe Life Park in Arlington. >> Box score


Torres, at 21 years, 159 days, became the youngest Yankee since Mickey Mantle (20 years, 296 days) to have a multi-homer game. His second-inning homer off Bartolo Colon gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead, and he added another one in the sixth inning to make it 6-4.

Neil Walker went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs and Aaron Hicks also homered as the Yankees became the first team since the 1961 Milwaukee Brewers, according to The Athletic's Katie Sharp, to hit at least four home runs in three straight road games on the same road trip. New York also became the fourth team in modern MLB history to total at least eight extra-base hits in three straight games.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Didi Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker
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May 20, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) and center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) celebrate at home plate after Austin's two run home run in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)
May 20, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) and center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) celebrate at home plate after Austin's two run home run in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports (Denny Medley)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | It hasn't been easy to find ways to write about the Yankees lately, at least without looking ridiculous. There's only so many holes an analyst can poke in a 30-13 team. Yeah, they need rotation help, but we've said that already.

What's left to write? "The Yankees continue to be awesome" is hardly news. So we were pleased to find, following the team's weekend romp in Kansas City, an actual problem. Are you ready for it? The Yankees have … way too many good players. They are facing a roster crunch that almost never happens in baseball.

This is not an issue relatable to the Mets, who somehow scratched out a win Sunday with a lineup that felt more appropriate for a spring training road game. And while the Yankees are pleased that their problems are of the first-world variety, they face difficult decisions on talented players...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brandon Drury, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar, Neil Walker, Tyler Austin, Andy Martino
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New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hits an RBI single during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hits an RBI single during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium. (Gregory Fisher/USA TODAY Sports)

Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs as the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 6-2 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Stanton hit a two-run single in a three-run first inning and hit his 10th home run of the season in the fifth inning as the Yankees won for the 10th time in their past 12 games and 19th time in their past 22.

Luis Severino struck out seven batters in six innings, giving up one run and five hits for his fourth win in his last six starts.

Since May 2, Stanton is 13-for-38 with five home runs and 11 RBIs, raising his batting line from .222/.303/.410 to .252/.339/.516.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Luis Severino, Oakland Athletics
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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner reacts to striking out with men on base to end the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner reacts to striking out with men on base to end the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Shea/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees' late rally fell short as their nine-game winning streak was snapped with a 2-1 loss to the defending World Series champion Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park. >> Box score


After struggling for the first seven innings off Charlie Morton, the Yankees had the tying and go-ahead runs on base after Brett Gardner's RBI single in the top of the eighth inning off Chris Devenski, but Didi Gregorius struck out with runners on first and second to end the inning.

In the top of the ninth inning, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks all struck out against Ken Giles, as the Yankees were held to one run for the third time this season.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Houston Astros
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The Yankees scored five runs in the first inning, and again in the second on their way to a 11-1 rout of the Angels Saturday night in Anaheim. New York has now won eight games in a row. << Box score

Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar both had three hits for the Yankees, Aaron Hicks had a two-run triple, and Neil Walker had two run-scoring singles.

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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius watches his home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius watches his home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Friday, April 27, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Didi Gregorius hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Yankees to a 4-3 win over the Angels on Friday night. New York has now won seven games in a row. << Box score

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone discusses slugger Giancarlo Stanton's four-hit night in the team's 14-run offensive outburst against the Twins.

Miguel Andujar homered to record an extra-base hit in his seventh straight game, Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius and Tyler Austin also homered and the Yankees won their third straight game with a 14-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


A day after going 4-for-4 with two doubles, Andujar homered in the second inning off Jake Odorizzi and doubled in the sixth, as he is now 15-for-29 since April 13 to raise his batting line from .107/.133/.107 to .316/.333/.649.

Stanton broke out of a 2-for-27 slump by going 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a walk, while Gregorius hit a grand slam in the eighth inning for his team-leading seventh home run of the season.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Masahiro Tanaka, Miguel Andujar, Minnesota Twins, Tyler Austin
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(Raj Mehta)

In his second game off the DL, Aaron Hicks led the Yankess with three RBI on two homers in 8-6 win over the Tigers on Friday.<< Box score


Gray lasted just three-plus innings against the Red Sox, giving up six runs on seven hits. He was able to escape a pair of runners on in the first inning but gave up four runs in the second and another two in the third.

In the second inning, Mookie Betts (RBI sacrifice fly) and Andrew Benintendi (RBI fielder's choice) each traded a run for an out or the damage could've been worse. Gray was lifted one batter into the fourth...

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Scott Thompson
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(Raj Mehta)

In just his second game back with the Yankees after coming off the DL, Aaron Hicks showcased his speed for an inside-the-park homerun Friday night. 

Hicks roped a Mike Fiers pitch to right-center field, and though it didn't have the distance to get out, it took a big bounce off the wall away from centerfielder Leonys Martin. Hicks turned on the jets and flew around the bases for what would be the Yankees first inside-the-park homer since 2011. 

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New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have activated Aaron Hicks from the DL and designated Shane Robinson for assignment. Hicks is batting sixth and starting at DH against the Red Sox on Thursday night. 

In the first game of the season against the Blue Jays, Hicks went 2-4 with two singles and appeared fine. After the game, though, trainers diagnosed Hicks with a strained right intercostal muscle.

Hicks is expected to be the team's everyday center fielder, but upon his first game back, Hicks will ease into things by starting at DH. Brett Gardner will remain in center field with Giancarlo Stanton in left and Aaron Judge in right.

Last season, Hicks hit .266/.372/.475 with 15 HR, 52 RBI and 10 SB in 301 at-bats. 

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Mar 1, 2018; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) works out prior to the game at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 1, 2018; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) works out prior to the game at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury received a cortisone shot in his hip and will try to resume baseball activities in three days, reports Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

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Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Yankees GM Brian Cashman didn't envision needing Monday's off-day to recuperate his squad this early in the season. But it was certainly needed with key players continuing to battle injury. 

The most notable has been CF Aaron Hicks (intercostal muscle strain), who is close to returning to the team. Cashman told the Daily News' Mike Mazzeo that he hopes to see him return "some time probably during the Tigers series," which is this coming weekend. He is hoping to see Hicks suit up for a minor-league game as early as Tuesday.

Catcher Gary Sanchez also caught the injury bug over the weekend, as he was experiencing right hamstring soreness and cramping which kept him out the past two games. Cashman says the team will evaluate him on Tuesday to see if he is game ready. 

Tags: Aaron Hicks, CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Wade
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Mar 24, 2018; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) trots the bases following a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 24, 2018; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) trots the bases following a solo home run during the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, reports Meredith Marakovits of YES Network.

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New York Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks hits a single in the third inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks hits a single in the third inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks said he's "feeling good" as he looks to return from the disabled list after suffering a Grade 1 right intercostal muscle strain last week.

Due to the snow, Hicks is scheduled to hit off a tee, while also getting the arm loose throwing on Tuesday, per YES Network's Meredith Marakovits. He also reiterated the fact that he feels no pain in that intercoastal muscle. 

Hicks went 2-for-4 in New York's Opening Day win but was placed on the 10-day DL after the game after feeling pain between his third and fourth at-bats.

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New York Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks hits a single in the third inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks hits a single in the third inning during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. (Nick Turchiaro/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have placed OF Aaron Hicks on the 10-day DL due to a Grade 1 right intercostal muscle strain and recalled OF Billy McKinney from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, GM Brian Cashman said Friday.

Hicks started in center field yesterday, playing the entire game while going 2-for-4 with two strikeouts. Cashman told reporters that Hicks felt the injury between his third and fourth at-bats.

The 23-year-old McKinney, who will be making his big league debut, hit .277/.338/.483 with 16 HR in 124 games while splitting last season between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A.

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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

The Yankees couldn't get anything going at the plate, as the Red Sox took them down, 5-0, on Friday. >> Box score


Things to know about today's game

1) Masahiro Tanaka technically took the loss on the day, but it wasn't a bad outing at all. He allowed just one solo homer out of the five hits he gave up, while striking out six and walking none over 5.2 innings. 

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(Jonathan Dyer)

The Yankees beat the Tigers, 7-2, on Tuesday afternoon in Lakeland >> Box score

Three things to know about today's game

1) Jordan Montgomery allowed one earned run on two hits and four walks, while striking out four in 3.2 innings.

 

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Feb 25, 2018; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery (47) throws a pitch during the first inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Feb 25, 2018; Clearwater, FL, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery (47) throws a pitch during the first inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

Aaron Hicks had two hits and Kyle Higashioka went 3-for-3 off the bench to help the Yankees beat the Phillies on Sunday, 8-3. >> To see the full box score, click here!

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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after striking out during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip/AP)
New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after striking out during the second inning of Game 7 of baseball's American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip/AP)

After adding NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees outfield is stocked with talent. While sharing a locker room with Stanton, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, Aaron Hicks wants to be the team's starting center fielder and believes he can help the team win.

Ahead of spring training, Hicks is penciled in to start the majority of games in center. Last season he won the starting job away from Ellsbury and it's expected that Stanton and Judge will rotate between right field and DH, though one can play in left with Gardner in center. 

"I want to be the starting center fielder for the Yankees, of course," Hicks said, via Dan Martin of NY Post. "I feel that's the position I can play every day and be successful and help this team win..."

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(Brad Penner)

The Yankees have many tasks to complete down in Tampa before the season starts, and maybe none takes precedent over how to split time with the dynamic duo of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge.

The idea to rotate them behind right field and designated hitter isn't a simple solution as the Yankees would like to get them more playing time in the field. That is why new first-base coach and outfield instructor Reggie Willits will work with both players in left field to see if that would be an option new manager Aaron Boone could use. 

"It's going to be exciting," Willits told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "Everybody asks that question like it's a problem. It's not a problme at all. It's a pretty big blessing."

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Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 31, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman speaks with the media before a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees today traded for Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray at the MLB trade deadline. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The deadline for MLB teams and their arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures for 2018 is today, Jan. 12. In the the event player and team can not reach agreement before Saturday, an arbitration hearing will be scheduled for February. However the two sides can still negotiate before going to a hearing...


5:53 p.m.: Chasen Shreve settles with a $825,000 deal with the Yankees to avoid arbitration, per ESPN. Shreve is arbitration-eligible for the next two seasons before becoming a free agent in 2021. 

5:31 p.m.: Austin Romine settles with a $1.1 million deal with the Yankees to avoid arbitration, per FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. Romine will be arbitration-eligible next season before becoming a free agent in 2020. 

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New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees and Aaron Hicks have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $2.8 million deal, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. 

Hicks, known more for his glove, was a pleasant surprise with his bat in 2017. He set careers highs essentially across the board last season. In 301 at-bats, he hit .266/.372/.475 with 15 HR and 52 RBI. More on the 28-year-old's defensive prowess, he had 12 defensive runs saved in center field and 3 DRS in left.

After taking over the center field job, though, he twice hit the DL with separate oblique strains on each side. Durability is a concern for Hicks, who hasn't had more than 352 at-bats in a season yet in his five-year career.

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: It's that time once again to pledge changes in our lives that are sure to be broken within a week. I took a stab at 2018 New Year's resolutions for key Yankees (including some staff) on an individual basis...

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