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Apr 19, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) and right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 19, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (54) and right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees (94-59) continue their series with the Orioles (44-109) on Satuday at 4:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees continue their fi nal home series of the regular season today vs. Baltimore. ... CC Sabathia (6.0IP, 6H, 2ER, 3BB, 5K) earned the win, snapping a 10-start winless streak vs. the Orioles. ... Yankees batters have scored at least 10 runs in three of their 7 games this homestand.

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Yankees LHP CC Sabathia took the mound in the Bronx on Friday night, nd with New York's schedule having them finish on the road, it could be his last start at home for his Yankees career. Before the season began, he said retirement was in the cards as he didn't know how it would work out as he wanted to vie for another championship. 

Well, World Series title or not, Sabathia is going to call it quits in 2019. 

"I'm [going] to play next year," Sabathia told YES Network after the Yankees' 10-8 win over the Orioles. 

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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.

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Miguel Andujar (41) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Miguel Andujar (41) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees (93-59) begin a new series with the Orioles (44-108) on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

With a loss to the Red Sox last night, the Yankees were officially eliminated from winning the AL East title that went to Boston. ...The Yankees are 3-5 in their last eight games and 9-11 in their last 20 games. ...With Luke Voit's homer last night, the Yankees are the first team in MLB history to have 12 players each hit double-digit homers for the season.

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CC, Didi and Boone talk loss 00:00:49
CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, and Aaron Boone discuss the Yankees recent struggles after the 8-7 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon.

The Yankees hit three home runs in an inning, including a grand slam, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Blue Jays' offense in an 8-7 loss on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


1) CC Sabathia gave up five runs -- including three home runs -- and New York was forced to go to their bullpen after just 2 1/3 innings. It was the shortest outing of Sabathia's season and marked the second time in three starts that he did not complete four innings.

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Sep 15, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 15, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia allowed five runs in a span of two innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon in what was his shortest start of the season.

After pitching a scoreless first, Sabathia ran into trouble in the second when Randal Grichuk launched a solo home run to left center, putting the Blue Jays on the board. Sabathia then gave up a pair of RBI singles later in the inning to make it 3-0.

In the third, Grichuk went deep yet again and Kevin Pillar followed up with a solo blast of his own, putting an end to Sabathia's day.

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius attempting to throw a runner out at first base in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius attempting to throw a runner out at first base in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (91-56) continue their three-game series with the Blue Jays (65-82) on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees went 4-5 on their nine-game road trip, but started off their nine-game homestand with a win last night. They shut out the Blue Jya 11-0 thanks to stellar pitching from Masahiro TanakaAndrew McCutchen hit his first homer as a Yankee as well. Aaron Judge also returned to the field for the final two innings. ...The Yankees are 13-4 against the Blue Jays this season, 7-1 at home.

 

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The Yankees are likely on their way to playing in the wild card game, and creating a roster for the winner-take-all contest is at the forefront of their front office duties. The Yankees will have to cover all the bases in a game that now has the potential to be played on the road against the surging Athletics.

Here are five questions the Yankees will have to answer when creating its wild card roster... 

Who is the starting pitcher?

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Greg Bird, Luis Cessa, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tommy Kahnle, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray goes to the dugout in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray goes to the dugout in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Though he was exiled from the Yankees rotation in July, the Yankees will start RHP Sonny Gray for Tuesday's game against the Minnesota Twins to give other starting pitchers extra rest.

Gray, who last started Game 2 of a doubleheader on Aug. 25, is 1-0 with a 1.15 ERA in his last four outings, allowing two runs, 13 hits and six walks in 15 2/3 innings. In his last start, he threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Orioles.

By having Gray start Tuesday, it pushes Luis Severino to Wednesday and Masahiro Tanaka to Friday. The strategy also would allow for Severino to face the Red Sox twice as the regular season nears its end.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

Dellin Betances allowed the go-ahead run to score in the eighth inning as the Yankees lost the series finale to the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Sunday at Safeco Field. >> Box score


1) Betances surrendered a leadoff walk to Mitch Haniger, who stole second base. Haniger advanced to third on a sacrifice and scored on Robinson Cano's fielder's choice to shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

2) The Yankees scored on Miguel Andujar's RBI double in the first inning and a bases-loaded walk by Andrew McCutchen in the fourth, but went 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left nine runners on base.

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Sep 8, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) celebrates with catcher Austin Romine (28) after getting the final out of a 4-2 victory against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)
Sep 8, 2018; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Dellin Betances (68) celebrates with catcher Austin Romine (28) after getting the final out of a 4-2 victory against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)

Lance Lynn allowed two runs in six innings, Andrew McCutchen and Austin Romine homered and Dellin Betances worked a hair-raising ninth as the Yankees held off the Mariners, 4-2, on Saturday night in Seattle. >> Box score


What you need to know about Saturday's game

1) Lynn was solid, earning the win after allowing just two runs on three hits and walking no one in six innings. The veteran right-hander struck out two.

2) McCutchen's homer led off the ballgame. It was his second home run as a Yankee and his second in as many days.

3) Romine went deep in the seventh to break a 2-2 tie. With his career-high 10th home run, the catcher become the 10th Yankee to reach double-digit homers this season.

Tags: Austin Romine, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres
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Sep 4, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Yankees Mike Voit, right, celebrates his solo home run with teammate Gleyber Torres (25) during the eighth inning of a Major League Baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports (D. Ross Cameron)
Sep 4, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Yankees Mike Voit, right, celebrates his solo home run with teammate Gleyber Torres (25) during the eighth inning of a Major League Baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports (D. Ross Cameron)

The Yankees (86-52) will finish their series with the Athletics (83-56) on Wednesday night at 10:05 p.m.

Yankees Game Notes

The Yankees are 1-1 to begin their nine-game road trip, which will continue in Seattle ... The Yankees trail the Red Sox in the AL East by 8.5 games ... Gleyber Torres has reached base safely more than once in 13 of 17 games ... Miguel Andujar went 0-for-3 on Tuesday, which ended a 17-game on-base streak.

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Sep 3, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Yankees infielder Luke Voit (45) is congratulated catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after hitting a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)
Sep 3, 2018; Oakland, CA, USA; New York Yankees infielder Luke Voit (45) is congratulated catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after hitting a two-run home run against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)

The Yankees (86-52) will continue their series with the Athletics (83-56) on Tuesday night at 10:10 p.m.

Yankees Game Notes

The Yankees are 11-5 in their last 16 games, with the AL East deficit at 7.5 games once again. ...16 of the next 25 games will be on the road for New York. ...Miguel Andujar has reached base safely in 16 consecutive games, a career high. ...Yankees hitters have 224 combined homers on the season, which is the eighth-highest single-season total in franchise history. They lead the MLB in that category.

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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.

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Sep 1, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated by third baseman Miguel Andujar (41) after hitting a two run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 1, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres (25) is congratulated by third baseman Miguel Andujar (41) after hitting a two run home run against the Detroit Tigers during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees (86-51) begin a West Coast trip on Monday, starting with a three-game series against the Athletics (82-56) at 4:05 p.m.

Yankees Game Notes

The Yankees are 11-5 in their last 16 games, with the AL East deficit at 7.5 games once again. ...16 of the next 25 games will be on the road for New York. ...Miguel Andujar has reached base safely in 16 consecutive games, a career high. ...Yankees hitters have 224 combined homers on the season, which is the eighth-highest single-season total in franchise history. They lead the MLB in that category.

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Yankees fall to White Sox 00:03:11
The Yankees were unable to earn the series win against the lowly White Sox in their rubber match Wednesday evening in the Bronx.

The Yankees didn't have any heroics in them tonight, as the White Sox shut down their bats to take the rubber game, 4-1, on Wednesday night >> Box score


1) Reynaldo Lopez has struggled against all of his opponents, but the Yankees this season. Last time he threw against him, he went seven innings allowing just one run. Well, he did the same thing tonight, letting up only an RBI single to Ronald Torreyes as his blemish for the start. The Yankees did have runners on base, but left six of them while going 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position. 

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CC Sabathia (52) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
CC Sabathia (52) Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia pitched another quality start on Wednesday night in the Bronx. Unfortunately, though, he left the game with a deficit on the scoreboard. 

Sabathia began the night with back-to-back strikeouts in a 1-2-3 first inning, which definitely set the tone against the White Sox. However, the second inning didn't see the same result. 

Instead of strikeouts, Sabathia allowed back-to-back singles to lead off the second. But he was able to get two straight outs as he tried to avoid the danger. All he needed to do was get through Ryan LaMarre to end the inning. 

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New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar hits a fielder's choice ground ball in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles. (AP)
New York Yankees' Miguel Andujar hits a fielder's choice ground ball in the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles. (AP)

The Yankees (84-48) and White Sox (52-80) play the rubber game of their three-game series on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 p.m.

Yankees Game Notes

The Yankees are in the midst of a seven-game homestand, where they are 1-1 so far. ...The Yankees still have the second-best win total in the MLB behind the Red Sox. They are 6.5 games behind Boston for the AL East lead. ...New York walked it off on Tuesday night thanks to a pinch-hit homer by Neil Walker

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Aug 22, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after scoring a run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Aug 22, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after scoring a run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Yankees (79-47) and Orioles (37-90) begin a four-game series in Baltimore on Friday night at 7:10 p.m.

Yankees notes

The Yankees have won 11 of their last 16 games and have the third-best record in the majors since Aug. 6 ... If the Yankees win on Friday night, itw ould be the quickest they've reached 80 wins in a season since 2002 when the team started 80-47... The Yankees have the best record in the MLB (48-7) when their starting pitcher completes at least six innings. Giancarlo Stanton has an eight-game hitting streak and is hitting .375 during that timeframe ... Miguel Andujar has at least one RBI in 11 of his last 15 games ... Neil Walker is the first Yankee to make 10 starts at 1B, 2B, and 3B in one season.

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Voit's power propels Yankees 00:03:38
The Baseball Night in New York crew discusses Yankees first baseman Luke Voit's big night during the 7-5 win on the road vs. the Orioles.

Gleyber Torres tied the game in the eighth and Neil Walker put New York in front for good in extra innings to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 win over the Orioles on Friday night. >> Box score 


1) Chris Davis hit a two-run single against CC Sabathia in the first inning, but the veteran left-hander recovered to pitch five scoreless innings thereafter. He finished the night with eight strikeouts. 

2) Voit hit his first home run in the fourth inning, a two-run shot, and added another two-run blast in the 10th after Neil Walker's solo home run. Walker and Voit each finished with three hits on the night, while Miguel Andujar went 2-for-5. Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-2 but walked three times.

3) David Robertson allowed two unearned runs, while Dellin Betances and Chad Green each pitched scoreless innings. Zach Britton allowed a run in the 10th inning but went on to earn the save. 

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With CC Sabathia hitting the DL with right knee inflammation, the Yankees needed someone to take his spot in the rotation. The choice was Luis Cessa, and he took the mound at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night to hopefully give his team enough to get to the bullpen and ride out another win. 

Instead, he put them in a big hole early. 

Cessa allowed five runs on seven hits over 3.1 innings in his start. He also struck out four and walked two over that span.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers against the Atlanta Braves. (AP)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers against the Atlanta Braves. (AP)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia expects to miss just one start after being placed on the DL Monday due to a knee issue.

Sabathia's knee started to bother him two starts ago, he said on Tuesday. He initially felt like he might have been able to pitch through the issue, but wanted to be smart about it.

The 37-year-old had his knee drained on Monday while also getting a synvisc injection, and hopes to play catch on Wednesday. 

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Yankees RHP Luis Cessa (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees RHP Luis Cessa (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees will have J.A. HappLuis Cessa and Masahiro Tanaka start in a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays that begins Tuesday after they placed LHP CC Sabathia on the disabled list earlier Monday afternoon.

Cessa, who last pitched on Tuesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, will start Wednesday and take Sabathia's spot in the rotation after he went on the DL with right knee inflammation.

The 26-year-old Cessa, who is 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA in seven minor-league starts and 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA in eight major-league appearances (three starts) this season, received the nod over top prospect Justus Sheffield, who is 5-3 with a 2.16 ERA with the RailRiders and last pitched on Thursday; Chance Adams, who made his MLB debut earlier this month against the Red Sox; and Sonny Gray, who was bumped out of the rotation a couple of weeks ago.

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Aug 7, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)
Aug 7, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) pitches during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

With RHP George Kontos promoted to the Yankees from Triple-A, a corresponding move needed to be made. But this isn't the move Yankee fans want to hear.

The Yankees announced that LHP CC Sabathia is hitting the 10-day DL with right knee inflammation. Sabathia started on Sunday, where he allowed just one hit and no runs over six innings. He also struck out seven while walking three over his 97-pitch outing.

Sabathia has dealt with knee pain for awhile now. He wears a brace on that right knee, which has been deemed arthritic. He complained of knee pain to trainer Steve Donahue after Sunday's start and said he thought he could benefit from missing a turn in the rotation, GM Brian Cashman told reporters on Monday.

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New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius attempting to throw a runner out at first base in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius attempting to throw a runner out at first base in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia spent six seasons as Derek Jeter's teammate and the last four as Didi Gregorius'.

For as much of an icon Jeter was in New York, he commended Gregorius' ability to take on the role of being the franchise shortstop.

"If he wouldn't have come in and did what he did the last three or four years," Sabathia said of Gregorius, according to NJ Advance Media's Brendan Kuty, "we'd still be talking about Jeet and how we need leadership and all that stuff. ... But he's erased it. You've got to give him credit for that."

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Yankees sweep the White Sox 00:03:56
The Baseball Night in New York panel breaks down the Yankees' 7-3 win and series sweep of the Chicago White Sox on the road.

Luis Severino kept the White Sox at bay, Giancarlo Stanton blasted a grand slam, and the Yankees completed a sweep with a 7-3 victory on Wednesday night >> Box score


1) It didn't look pretty for Severino in the early going, as he allowed two early runs, but he bounced back to allow just one more run over the course of the next six innings. He finished the day with eight strikeouts in seven innings of work. 

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Yankees win in extras 00:02:51
The BNNY crew breaks down the New York Yankees' 4-3 road win over the Chicago White Sox in 13 innings.

CC Sabathia struck out 12 batters, Sonny Gray pitched three frames of scoreless relief, and Miguel Andujar delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the 13th inning to lead the Yankees to a 4-3 win over the White Sox on Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field. >> Box score


1) Sabathia became the first player 38 years or older to record 12 or more strikeouts in a game since Randy Johnson struck out 13 batters on August 22, 2008. However, his pitch count climbed and he finished with 103 pitches after 5 2/3. The only run he allowed came in the third inning when Jose Abreu drove in Omar Narvaez with a sacrifice fly. 

 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Chance Adams throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Chance Adams throws a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

After the Yankees burned Luis Cessa, who was slated to start Saturday after they placed J.A. Happ on the disabled list, in Thursday's 15-7 loss, there's a chance (no pun intended) that Chance Adams could make his MLB debut this weekend against the Red Sox.

Given Cessa threw 51 pitches and allowed five runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings, manager Aaron Boone told reporters he didn't think the Yankees' starting pitcher on Saturday was on the current 25-man roster.

And since Justus Sheffield pitched Thursday, that makes Adams, New York's No. 12 prospect who is currently scheduled to pitch this weekend for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, a likely option.

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Jul 28, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) singles against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning during game two of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jul 28, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) singles against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning during game two of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Shane Robinson hit his first big-league home run and the Yankees' bullpen shouldered the load en route to a 5-4 win over the Pirates in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday  >> Box score

 

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Jul 28, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches his two run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning during the first game of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jul 28, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) watches his two run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning during the first game of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees will play the second game of a doubleheader with the Royals on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

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Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Giancarlo Stanton (27) Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

The Yankees play the second game of a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

The Yankees will be without last year's Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up Aaron Judge for at least three weeks after he suffered a fracture in his wrist on Thursday. ... New York's bullpen leads the majors with a 2.78 ERA. ... Since June 24, Giancarlo Stanton has a .368/.417/.566 batting line with five home runs and 19 RBIs.

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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches to the Boston Red Sox in the second inning at Rogers Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher J.A. Happ pitches to the Boston Red Sox in the second inning at Rogers Centre. (John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports)

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There is little doubt the Yankees needed to upgrade their rotation, and the addition of J.A. Happ fit the bill. However, is the rest of the Yankees rotation strong enough to make a charge to catch the Red Sox with 61 games left on the schedule?

Happ is a certain upgrade over current No. 4 starter Sonny Gray, as well as the two pitchers -- Luis Cessa and Domingo German -- the Yankees had been interchanging of late in the No. 5 spot. However, Happ had been in a slump before his most recent start (five innings, one run), pitching to a 9.75 ERA over three starts.

Before the skid, Happ had tossed 97 innings to the tune of a 3.62 ERA with 107 strikeouts and just 27 walks. Happ's production was enough to get him named to the American League All-Star team, and the Yankees hope a chance to pitch in the postseason gets Happ back on track.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) is pulled from the during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (Michael Ainsworth/AP)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) is pulled from the during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (Michael Ainsworth/AP)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia isn't ready to retire yet. 

Sabathia, who turned 38-years-old on Saturday, is intent on being on a baseball field when he turns 39-- as long as his knee holds up. In 2014, Sabathia was diagnosed with a degenerative condition in his right knee.

"I'm [going] start-to-start," Sabathia said, via MLB's Jon Paul Morosi. "I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I'm [feeling] done. But if I can stay healthy -- if my knee holds up -- hopefully I'll play one more."

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Feb 21, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees starting pitcher Albert Abreu (87) during media day at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Feb 21, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Yankees starting pitcher Albert Abreu (87) during media day at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

With the trade deadline approaching swiftly, every team is doing their due diligence of scouting farm systems across the country. As for the Yankees, they've certainly being putting in the extra hours as GM Brian Cashman is looking to make a splash with a preference in the pitching department.

The Giants have also been doing their homework, and the Yankees' farm system is at the top of their list. In fact, they have their eyes set on one particular prospect.

Right-handed hurler Albert Abreu reportedly impressed the Giants when they took a look at the Yankees' lower-level farm teams, per NJ.com's Brendan Kuty. Abreu is the Yankees' third-best prospect, according to MLB.com, and he is sporting a 4.28 ERA over 48.1 innings with High-A Tampa this season. 

Tags: Albert Abreu, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Scott Thompson
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The Yankees - on pace to win 106 games - are on vacation with the rest of baseball. But when they come back from the All-Star break, they will have to undergo some changes.

That's an amazing statement, but the reality is if the season ended today, the Yankees would be a wild card team because the Red Sox have been that much better.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Drury, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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The Yankees - on pace to win 106 games - are on vacation with the rest of baseball. But when they come back from the All-Star break, they will have to undergo some changes.

That's an amazing statement, but the reality is if the season ended today, the Yankees would be a wild card team because the Red Sox have been that much better.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Drury, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Gleyber Torres, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Neil Walker, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Wade, Chris Carelli
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Jul 7, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) after hitting a home run during the first 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 right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) after hitting a home run during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports (Nick Turchiaro)

The Yankees look to bounce back with CC Sabathia on the mound the Indians on the road at 7:15 p.m. in Cleveland.

 

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Eamon McAnaney, Anthony McCarron and John Jastremski discuss the Yankees' win over the Indians and whether Manny Machado is a good fit.

CC Sabathia allowed a game-tying two-run double in the sixth inning, but Austin Romine scored on his own double in the seventh to give the Yankees a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday night >> Box score

Things to know about tonight's game

1) Sabathia allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings. Jose Ramirez hit a solo home run in the first and the Indians scored again in the second when Erik Gonzalez came home from third on Michael Brantley's groundout. In the sixth, Brandon Guyer hit a game-tying two-run single.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, CC Sabathia, David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird
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Manny Machado (13) poses for a photo at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Manny Machado (13) poses for a photo at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The thought of Manny Machado donning the pinstripes sounds amazing. The 25-year-old is posting career highs with his .309/.379/.555 slash line, and is on pace to break his home run mark as well with 21 dingers on the year already.

But would the payout be worth it for a player the Yankees could simply be renting for three months?

The price is bound to be steep for Machado, but New York should be able to match it considering their deep trove of prospects. SNY's Andy Martino noted a package that includes top pitching prospect LHP Justus Sheffield and INF Brandon Drury could be in the works if the Yankees are serious...

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Brandon Drury, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Domingo German, Gleyber Torres, Jordan Montgomery, Justus Sheffield, Masahiro Tanaka, Miguel Andujar, Scott Thompson
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Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees LHP CC Sabathia (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

CC Sabathia allowed a go-ahead three-run home run to Danny Valencia in the bottom of the sixth inning before he was pulled as the Yankees lost Game 1 of a doubleheader to the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Monday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. >> Box score

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Sabathia (6-4) had thrown five solid innings before he came out for the sixth inning and promptly walked Mark Trumbo and allowed a double to Jonathan Schoop. Valencia then knocked Sabathia out of the game by hitting a 1-1 slider over the center-field fence to turn a 4-2 Yankees lead into a 5-4 deficit.

2) The Yankees had the tying runner in scoring position in the ninth inning when Miguel Andujar hit a pinch-hit single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Brandon Drury moved him over to third with a groundout, but Kyle Higashioka struck out and Brett Gardner grounded out to first to end the game.

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Neil Walker
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Jul 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) is congratulated after scoring in the third 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 center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) is congratulated after scoring in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees (58-29) kick off a four-game series with the Orioles (24-65) starting with a doubleheader on Monday at 4:05 p.m. at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Yankees notes

The Yankees took two of three games from the Blue Jays to begin their 11-game road trip. ...New York is 3-5-5 in 13 doubleheaders against the Orioles since 1980. ...Giancarlo Stanton is one of five finalists placed on the Final Vote ballot for the American league All-Star team. The last Yankee to be on the ballot was Didi Gregorius last season. ...The Yankees are 25-16 on the road this season, which is the third-best record in the league. 

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Jul 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) is congratulated after scoring in the third 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 center fielder Aaron Hicks (31) is congratulated after scoring in the third inning against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees (58-29) kick off a four-game series with the Orioles (24-65) starting with a doubleheader on Monday at 4:05 p.m. at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

Yankees notes

The Yankees took two of three games from the Blue Jays to begin their 11-game road trip. ...New York is 3-5-5 in 13 doubleheaders against the Orioles since 1980. ...Giancarlo Stanton is one of five finalists placed on the Final Vote ballot for the American league All-Star team. The last Yankee to be on the ballot was Didi Gregorius last season. ...The Yankees are 25-16 on the road this season, which is the third-best record in the league. 

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Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts in the dugout as he is taken out of the game during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jun 22, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) reacts in the dugout as he is taken out of the game during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Yankees LHP CC Sabathia was ejected from Saturday's game after arguing a called third strike from the dugout while Kyle Higashioka was batting.

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CC Sabathia (52) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
CC Sabathia (52) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Yankees have to be loving what they are seeing from veteran lefty CC Sabathia.

Sabathia picked up his second straight win, and threw yet another quality start in the Yankees' win over the Braves on the Fourth of July. He allowed just two runs on five hits while striking out five and walking three over six innings. 

Unlike his last start against the Red Sox, Sabathia had to work out of trouble from the get-go. The first inning was hectic as a hit by pitch to Nick Markakis and walk to Kurt Suzuki loaded the bases with two outs. Ronald Acuna Jr., who was the hero in the extra-inning loss on Monday night, was up at the plate to do some damage....

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone and OF Giancarlo Stanton discuss Stanton's recent offensive success after the team's 6-2 win over the Braves.

Giancarlo Stanton, Kyle Higashioka and Aaron Judge homered to back CC Sabathia as the Yankees defeated the Braves, 6-2, at Yankee Stadium on the Fourth of July. >> Box score

Things to know about Wednesday's game...

1) The Yankees' power surge continued, with Stanton's three-run shot in the third inning the biggest blow. Higashioka's solo homer in the fourth was the third long ball and third hit of his Major League career. Judge's home run to right padded the Yankees' lead in the seventh. New York has now hit a staggering 22 home runs in its last 10 games.

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Dellin Betances, Giancarlo Stanton, Jonathan Holder, Kyle Higashioka
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The BNNY panel discusses Greg Bird's struggles at the plate, and how long the Yankees can wait for an improvement in a tight division race.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives: Not all the prospects make it, no matter how much we like them and regardless of the evident talent.

There was a point that Yankees first baseman Greg Bird, then 22 years old, filled fans' visions of a new beginning at the position. Bird's sweet swing, seemingly built for Yankee Stadium as well as patience at the plate made it easy to envision him in pinstripes for years to come.

Bird was spectacular over a two-month stretch as Mark Teixeira's replacement when the veteran went down with an injury in 2015. Bird was so good in fact that it seemed as if it would be rather simple for the Yankees to transition from Teixeira when the veteran's contract would come to an end the following season...

Tags: CC Sabathia, Boston Red Sox, Chris Carelli
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(Adam Hunger)

Coming into a big series opener against the Red Sox on Friday night, the Yankees were coming off a loss to the Phillies. Well, there was no one better to have on the mound than CC Sabathia

Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Sabathia owns a 2.55 ERA in 17 starts following a Yankees loss. And that number got even better after a solid seven-inning performance from the veteran lefty. 

Sabathia's night began just how you script it with a 1-2-3 first inning as he set down the Red Sox' most dangerous hitters in Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez.

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Yankees on big win over Red Sox 00:01:38
Yankees manager Aaron Boone and his players discuss CC Sabathia's strong seven innings in the club's big 8-1 win over the Red Sox on Friday.

The Yankees made a statement in the series opener against the Red Sox, as their potent offense smashed four homers and plated eight runs to take the first of three games in the Bronx. >> 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.

 

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar
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Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) starts a scrum with Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly (56) during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)
Apr 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin (26) starts a scrum with Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly (56) during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports (Winslow Townson)

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The Yankees and Red Sox meet this weekend in the Bronx in a virtual dead heat, meaning this is just the beginning of what should develop into a wild summer.

Each squad is surely primed for another long run of success, though they both may well slow down as the dog days of summer hit full stride. I.e., the games they play against each other matter that much more. Cue the heated rivalry talk, which finally has some backbone behind it.

Indeed, the intensity level is once again palpable when the Yankees and Sox face each other, as evidenced by their early season bench-clearing brawl at Fenway Park. The teams may not hate each other as was seemingly the case in years past, yet the fire on both sides is evident.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Boston Red Sox
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New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin starts a scrum with Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin starts a scrum with Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Joe Kelly during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV Facebook | Twitter | About Me | Archives

The Yankees and Red Sox meet this weekend in the Bronx in a virtual dead heat, meaning this is just the beginning of what should develop into a wild summer.

Each squad is surely primed for another long run of success, though they both may well slow down as the dog days of summer hit full stride. I.e., the games they play against each other matter that much more. Cue the heated rivalry talk, which finally has some backbone behind it.

Indeed, the intensity level is once again palpable when the Yankees and Sox face each other, as evidenced by their early season bench-clearing brawl at Fenway Park. The teams may not hate each other as was seemingly the case in years past, yet the fire on both sides is evident.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Boston Red Sox
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