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Yankees on 5-2 victory in Game 5 00:06:25
CC Sabathia, Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, Brian Cashman, and David Robertson discuss advancing to the ALCS to take on the Houston Astros.

On the strength of two home runs from Didi Gregorius and a shutdown effort by the bullpen, the Yankees beat the Indians in Game 5 of the ALDS, 5-2, to take the series.

After losing the first two games, the Yankees stormed back to win the next three to advance to the ALCS, where they will take on the Astros. >> Box score


The Yankees jumped on the board quickly against Corey Kluber when Gregorius ripped a solo homer in the first inning.

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Yankees on 5-2 victory in Game 5 00:06:25
CC Sabathia, Brett Gardner, Aaron Judge, Brian Cashman, and David Robertson discuss advancing to the ALCS to take on the Houston Astros.

On the strength of two home runs from Didi Gregorius and a shutdown effort by the bullpen, the Yankees beat the Indians in Game 5 of the ALDS, 5-2, to take the series.

After losing the first two games, the Yankees stormed back to win the next three to advance to the ALCS, where they will take on the Astros. >> Box score


The Yankees jumped on the board quickly against Corey Kluber when Gregorius ripped a solo homer in the first inning.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians, Didi Gregorius
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Murti on ALDS elimination game 00:01:53
SNY's Yankee Insider Sweeny Murti joins Loud Mouths to preview the ALDS Game 5 pitching matchup between CC Sabathia and Corey Kluber.

CC Sabathia has pitched in plenty of big games during his big league career, and he is confident that he and the Yankees can get things done in Game 5 of the ALDS. 

"Just knowing these guys and the way we responded all year, this is a team that I felt like every time, whether it's in a game or coming up through the season, we had tough times or backs against the wall, I felt like we responded really well," Sabathia told reporters Tuesday night. "So I didn't see why we couldn't go home and play well and end up back here."

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Harper and Botte preview Game 5 00:02:06
John Harper and Peter Botte discuss the pitching matchup and more ahead of Game 5 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Indians.

The Yankees and Indians play the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS on Wednesday night in Cleveland at 8:08 p.m.

The winner will advance to face the Astros in the ALCS, which begins on Friday night.

Indians Yankees
Francisco Lindor, SS Brett Gardner, LF
Jason Kipnis, CF Aaron Judge, RF
Jose Ramirez, 2B Didi Gregorius, SS
Edwin Encarnacion, DH Gary Sanchez, C
Carlos Santana, 1B Greg Bird, 1B
Austin Jackson, LF Starlin Castro, 2B
Jay Bruce, RF Aaron Hicks, CF
Roberto Perez, C Jacoby Ellsbury, DH
Giovanny Urshela, 3B Todd Frazier, 3B
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GEICO Sportsnite: BNNY 00:05:01
The BNNY panel discusses the Yankees' chances against Corey Kluber in Game 5 and how many innings Joe Girardi will stick with CC Sabathia.

With the Yankees taking back-to-back games at home, the Indians will now give ace Corey Kluber the ball in the win-of-go-home Game 5 of the ALDS. 

Kluber, a likely candidate for the Cy Young Award, lasted just 2 2/3 innings during his start in Game 2 of this series, yielding six runs on seven hits (two home runs). 

"I didn't pitch well, didn't have good command, didn't throw the ball where I wanted to,'' Kluber said, according to ESPN. "So that's kind of what it boils down to.''

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino reacts after striking out Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley for the last out of the top of the second inning in Game 4 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino reacts after striking out Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley for the last out of the top of the second inning in Game 4 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees RHP Luis Severino rebounded from his poor performance in last week's wild-card game to throw seven strong innings in Game 4 of the ALDS as New York staved off elimination for the second straight night with a 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday at Yankee Stadium.

Six days after he was pulled after 1/3 of an inning, Severino struck out nine batters and allowed three runs and four hits in seven innings, as the Yankees forced a Game 5.

"A big difference was I go for one inning and I got through six innings," Severino said after the game. "I was feeling great. The location on my pitches was great. So I think that was the big difference."

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Cleveland Indians, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees RHP Dellin Betances (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees RHP Dellin Betances' issues with his control on the mound continued as he walked the only two batters he faced in Monday's 7-3 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 4 of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium.

Betances, who entered a four-run game after Luis Severino threw seven strong innings, was pulled after walking Yan Gomes and Francisco Lindor to put the game-tying run on deck.

"I threw a couple of really bad pitches," Betances said to reporters after the game. "Even with my slider, I was yanking it a little bit. It was just one of those days. ... It was frustrating today, being out there and putting the team in that situation."

Tags: Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Cleveland Indians, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:05:57
Manager Joe Girardi and pitcher Luis Severino discuss Severino's ability to bounce back in Game 4 of the American League Division Series.

The Yankees scored six runs off four Cleveland Indians errors, while Luis Severino struck out nine batters in seven strong innings as New York forced a Game 5 with a 7-3 win in Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


The Yankees scored four runs in the second inning after Starlin Castro reached when his line drive deflected off Indians third baseman Giovanny Urshela's leg.

With two outs, Todd Frazier drove in Castro with an RBI double off Trevor Bauer and later scored on Aaron Hicks' RBI single to right center. Two batters later, Aaron Judge recorded a two-run double down the left-field line to make it 4-0.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Cleveland Indians, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro
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Harper and Botte preview Game 4 00:02:08
John Harper and Peter Botte discuss the pitching matchups ahead of Game 4 of the ALDS between the Yankees and Indians.

The Yankees and Indians play Game 4 of the best-of-5 ALDS on Monday at Yankee Stadium at 7:08 p.m.

Indians Yankees
Francisco Lindor, SS Brett Gardner, LF
Jason Kipnis, CF Aaron Judge, RF
Jose Ramirez, 2B Didi Gregorius, SS
Jay Bruce, RF Gary Sanchez, C
Carlos Santana, 1B Greg Bird, 1B
Michael Brantley, DH Starlin Castro, 2B
Lonnie Chisenhall, LF Chase Headley, DH
Roberto Perez, C Todd Frazier, 3B
Giovanny Urshela, 3B Aaron Hicks, CF

Who is starting for the Yankees?

RHP Luis Severino, who allowed three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out none in just 1/3 of an inning during his start in the Wild Card game against the Twins last Tuesday...

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:03:17
Yankees players talk about their win in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Indians and react to the dominant pitching in the 1-0 victory.

Greg Bird broke a scoreless tie with a solo home run, Masahiro Tanaka threw seven scoreless innings and the New York Yankees avoided elimination on Sunday with a 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians in Game 3 ALDS at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


Bird led off the bottom of the seventh inning by hitting Andrew Miller's 1-1 fastball 396 feet to right field to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead after Tanaka (1-0) limited the Indians to just three hits in seven innings.

Aroldis Chapman recorded a five-out save and pitched out of a two-on, one-out jam in the top of the ninth inning by striking out Jay Bruce and getting Carlos Santana to fly out to center field to end the game on his 34th pitch of the night.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, Cleveland Indians, Greg Bird, Jay Bruce, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi after a pitching change in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi after a pitching change in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi discussed the possibility of not returning to the team in 2018 given this is the final year of his contract.

GM Brian Cashman, whose contract also expires at the end of the season, and owner Hal Steinbrenner have not given any indication to replacing Girardi, however Girardi seemed reflective regarding his time as Yankees manager ahead of Game 3 of the ALDS.

"I think an organization has to do what they're comfortable with," Girardi said on Sunday, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "And it may not always agree with the person that is either being fired or however it goes, but I think that's Hal's and Brian's decision and whatever their decision is, I'll live with."

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino reacts during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins in the 2017 American League wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino reacts during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins in the 2017 American League wild-card game at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees RHP Luis Severino, who is scheduled to pitch Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday night if New York avoids elimination in Game 3, will be available to pitch out of the bullpen on Sunday, manager Joe Girardi said.

Severino last pitched in Tuesday's AL wild-card game, when he gave up three runs and four hits in 1/3 of an inning on 29 pitches against the Minnesota Twins.

In three postseason games, no Yankees starting pitcher has pitched six complete innings. Sonny Gray pitched 3 1/3 innings in Game 1 of the ALDS, and while CC Sabathia allowed four runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings in Game 2, New York's bullpen combined to allow five runs in 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 13-inning loss.

Severino, 23, went 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA in 31 regular-season starts this season. Masahiro Tanaka, who will start Game 3, went 13-12 with a 4.74 ERA in the regular season. He has pitched at least seven innings in five of his last seven starts.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray pitches during the first inning in game one of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray pitches during the first inning in game one of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. (Ken Blaze/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees LHP Sonny Gray wasn't able to pitch past the fourth inning in Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the ALDS at Progressive Field.

Gray became the second Yankees starter in as many games to not make it past the fourth inning, as he allowed three runs, three hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings.

Gray, who joined the Yankees in a deadline deal with the Oakland A's, was unable to match Trevor Bauer's line after the Indians starter allowed two hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings. Including Luis Severino's outing in the wild-card game, Yankees starting pitchers have allowed six runs, seven hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings this postseason.

"I put everyone on our side in a disadvantage," Gray said, according to the New York Post's Dan Martin. "I put us in a hole we weren't able to climb out of."

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is called out on strikes by umpire Vic Carapazza during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is called out on strikes by umpire Vic Carapazza during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians in Game 1 of the 2017 ALDS at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees managed just three hits off Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians bullpen in Thursday's 4-0 loss in Game 1 of the ALDS at Progressive Field.

New York, which advanced to the ALDS after scoring eight runs and recording nine hits in Tuesday's wild-card game against the Minnesota Twins, didn't record a hit until the sixth inning when Aaron Hicks hit a one-out double to left field off Bauer.

"Three hits is not going to do it," Todd Frazier said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "There's no chance you're going to win a game like that."

 

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Cleveland Indians, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after hitting a two run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of the 2017 American League wildcard playoff baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) celebrates with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) after hitting a two run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of the 2017 American League wildcard playoff baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees have unveiled their roster for the American League Division Series ahead of Game 1 against the Indians, the team announced. 

The team will carry 12 pitchers, two catchers, six infielders, one DH and four outfielders.

Here is a full breakdown of the roster by position: 

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Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field. (Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports)

The Indians have a perennial Cy Young Award candidate in Corey Kluber, but their rotation as a whole is one of the most well-rounded units in all of baseball. 

During the season, the Indians led all of Major League Baseball with a 3.30 staff ERA, 19 shutouts, 1,614 strikeouts and were third in quality starts with 84. According to FanGraphs, the Indians' staff had the best regular season of all time with a 31.7 WAR/162.

MLB.com's Statcast also has measured some statistics where Cleveland's staff has a clear advantage over most opponents.

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Loud Mouths: Girardi or Francona 00:01:16
The Loud Mouths guys break down who has the managerial advantage in the ALDS between Joe Girardi and Terry Francona.

Indians manager might not be able to pencil Aaron Judge into his lineup, but he appreciates what the rookie has done for the Yankees this season. 

"He's good for Major League Baseball," Francona told reporters Wednesday. "He's bad for the teams you're playing against. He's really good. ... From all accounts, he's a really special young man. I didn't get a chance to meet him at the All-Star Game because I wasn't there, but everybody came back raving about him as a person. I know, if you throw it in the wrong place, he's going to hit it a long way."

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Yankees are swept by the Indians 00:01:49
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee stadium to get the players' reactions from their four-game sweep at the hands of the Indians.

After falling in the opener of a doubleheader, the Yankees also dropped the second game of the twin bill, 9-4, to the Indians. >> Box Score


Cleveland jumped on the board with four runs in the first inning and never looked back. Jordan Montgomery got the start but lasted just for innings, allowing four runs on four hits and three walks. It marked his shortest start since July 30. 

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Jordan Montgomery was tagged with the loss as he allowed six runs in six innings. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)
Jordan Montgomery was tagged with the loss as he allowed six runs in six innings. (Bruce Kluckhohn/AP)

The New York Yankees (70-61) play Game 2 of a Wednesday doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians (75-56) at Yankee Stadium.

Follow the game live on SNY Gameday

 

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Jaime Garcia allowed two runs in 5.0 innings but the Yankees couldn't muster much offense as they lost to the Indians, 2-1, on Wednesday afternoon in Game 1 of their doubleheader >> Box score


The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, benefiting from a passed ball by Gary Sanchez and getting an RBI single from Yandy Diaz.

Didi Gregorius' run-scoring double in the fifth inning drew the Yankees to within 2-1.

Tags: Chad Green, Cleveland Indians, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez
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 (Rick Osentoski)
(Rick Osentoski)

The New York Yankees (70-60) play Game 1 of a Wednesday doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians (74-56) at 1:05 p.m at Yankee Stadium.

 

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Yankees lose tough game at home 00:00:26
Sweeny Murti discusses the state of the AL East division race with the Yankees' recent loss, and a series with the Red Sox looming.

Luis Severino allowed three home runs, including a tiebreaking home run to Carlos Santana in the seventh inning, as the New York Yankees lost the first game of a three-game series to the Cleveland Indians, 6-2, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Severino (11-6) surrendered two home runs to Jose Ramirez and had not given up another hit to any other Indians player until Santana crushed a 1-1 pitch off the second deck in right field to give Cleveland a 3-2 lead with one out in the seventh inning.

Later in the inning, Bradley Zimmer singled off Severino, stole second base off Adam Warren, advanced to third on Gary Sanchez's throwing error and scored on Warren's wild pitch to make it 4-2.

New York's offense, meanwhile, struggled against Corey Kluber, who struck out seven batters and allowed two runs in eight innings.

Tags: Adam Warren, Chase Headley, Cleveland Indians, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the New York Mets during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the New York Mets during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees begin a three-game series against the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Indians Yankees
Francisco Lindor, SS Brett Gardner, LF
Austin Jackson, LF Aaron Hicks, RF
Jose Ramirez, 2B Gary Sanchez, C
Edwin Encarnacion, DH Didi Gregorius, SS
Jay Bruce, RF Starlin Castro, 2B
Carlos Santana, 1B Greg Bird, 1B
Bradley Zimmer, CF Chase Headley, DH
Yan Gomes, C Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Giovanny Urshela, 3B Todd Frazier, 3B
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New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray (55) meets with the media and answers questions at Yankee Stadium. (Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray (55) meets with the media and answers questions at Yankee Stadium. (Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports)

Newly acquired Sonny Gray is thrilled to be on the mound and get things started with the Yankees as he makes his first turn in the rotation on Thursday in Cleveland. 

The right-hander was acquired before Monday's non-waiver trade deadline in a deal that sent prospects Jorge MateoDustin Fowler and James Kaprielian to the Athletics. 

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July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today
July, 2017: Cabrera celebrates a win with teammates at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger, USA Today

Several teams, including three American League playoff contenders, are interested in acquiring Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrerasources told New York Post reporter Mike Puma.

Cabrera, who is due roughly $4 million the rest of this season, will move from second to third base when 2B Neil Walker returns from the disabled list next week. He mostly played shortstop the last 10 years.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians, David Wright, Neil Walker, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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Clint Frazier on his 2017 goals 00:00:31
Yankees prospect Clint Frazier talks about his goals for the 2017 season, including breaking into the big leagues.

New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier said he will try to put less pressure on himself in 2017 after he tried to live up to higher standards following the trade that sent LHP Andrew Miller to the Cleveland Indians.

"I went from trying to fill Clint Frazier's shoes to trying to fill Andrew Miller shoes," Frazier said, according to the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo.

Frazier, 22, was the center piece the Yankees received in the deal, as he was rated the No. 27 prospect by MLB.com, No. 44 prospect by Baseball America and No. 53 prospect by Baseball Prospectus entering 2016. Before being traded to New York, he hit .276 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs in 89 RBIs with Double-A Akron.

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Masahiro Tanaka struck out eight in six-plus innings Sunday. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)
Masahiro Tanaka struck out eight in six-plus innings Sunday. (Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports)

Masahiro Tanaka struck out a season-high eight and allowed one run in six innings as the Yankees defeated the Indians 3-2 in the rubber game of the series Sunday in the Bronx.

>> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Tanaka scattered six hits as he improved to 8-4, 3.32.
  • Didi Gregorius homered and Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira (double) drove in runs for the Yankees. Brett Gardner led off with a triple and scored on Ellsbury's sac fly.
  • Cleveland's Rajai Davis doubled off Tanaka to lead off the seventh and scored on Roberto Perez's hit off Yankees reliever Adam Warren.
  • The Indians took advantage of a throwing error by Yankees catcher Austin Romine and wild pitch by Dellin Betances to score a run in the eighth. Betances got his second save.
  • Indians starter Carlos Carassco held the Yankees to 
  •  Alex Rodriguez, who will retire after Friday's game against Tampa Bay, did not play.

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Masahiro Tanaka is coming off a tough start. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)
Masahiro Tanaka is coming off a tough start. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports Images)

The Yankees and Indians wrap up their three-game series from Yankee Stadium Sunday afternoon. 

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Indians Yankees
Carlos Santana, DH Brett Gardner, LF
Jason Kipnis, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Francisco Lindor, SS Mark Teixeira, 1B
Mike Napoli, 1B Brian McCann, DH
Jose Ramirez, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF Didi Gregorius, SS
Rajai Davis, LF Rob Refsnynder, 2B
Tyler Naquin, CF Aaron Hicks, RF
Roberto Perez, C Austin Romine, C

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-4, 3.40 ERA) gave up seven runs (six earned) over 6 1/3 innings as the Yankees fell to the Mets 7-1 last Tuesday. The runs allowed and earned runs allowed each tied season highs for Tanaka, who hasn't won in his last three starts.


Who's Pitching for the Indians: RHP Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 3.12) also took the defeat Tuesday, when he gave up a career-high eight runs in a 10-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins. He hadn't allowed more than six runs in a start since July 6, 2013.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) heads to the dugout after being relieved during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) heads to the dugout after being relieved during the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Yankees led early but the Indians hit three solo home runs and beat the Yankees, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 

>> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • CC Sabathia allowed three runs, two of them coming on solo home runs, in 5 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out just two.  
  • The Yankees got on the board first with an RBI double from Gary Sanchez in the second inning. Sanchez would later score on a wild pitch.
  • But the Indians came back, thanks in large part to their power hitting. Jason Kipnis homered in the fourth, Mike Napoli in the sixth and Rajai Davis in the seventh. 
  • The Indians added insurance in the ninth when Kipnis hit an RBI single off Nick Goody.
  • Former Yankee Andrew Miller recorded the save with a scoreless ninth inning. 

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia (52) throws against the Texas Rangers during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Yankees and Indians continue their three-game series from Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Indians Yankees
Rajai Davis, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Jason Kipnis, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Francisco Lindor, SS Mark Teixeira, 1B
Mike Napoli, DH Brian McCann, DH
Carlos Santana, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B
Jose Ramirez, 3B Didi Gregorius, SS
Brandon Guyer, LF Gary Sanchez, C
Abraham Almonte, RF Aaron Hicks, RF
Roberto Perez, C Ronald Torreyes, 3B

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia (6-8, 4.15 ERA) pitched 5 2/3 innings and gave up five runs against the Mets in his previous start. Was charged with five runs in a start on July 9 against Cleveland. Carries a 4-2 record and 3.55 ERA against his former team. 


Who's Pitching for the Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (10-8, 3.27 ERA) had a 2.55 ERA over five starts in July. In four consecutive starts he has pitched at least seven innings. Gave up just one run and five hits in a start against the Yankees on July 8 in Cleveland. 

Tags: CC Sabathia, Cleveland Indians

New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrates in dugout with teammates after hitting a grand slam in the third inning against Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) celebrates in dugout with teammates after hitting a grand slam in the third inning against Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium. (Noah K. Murray)

Starlin Castro hit the first grand slam of his career and the Yankees' bats came alive as they beat the Indians, 13-7, on Friday night. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv...


  • Starter Michael Pineda pitched six innings and allowed four runs on six hits, while striking out six Indians. 
  • Brian McCann got the scoring started with an RBI ground out in the first inning. He followed up that with a run-scoring double in the third. 
  • The Yankees capped off a big third inning with Castro's grand slam off Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin, who was charged with seven runs. 
  • Gary Sanchez drove in his first major league RBI with a double in the fifth inning. He added another RBI with a bases-loaded walk an inning later. 
  • Aaron Hicks added a solo homer in the seventh inning, his fourth home run of the year. Jacoby Ellsbury added an RBI single in the inning. 
  • Ellsbury finished the night 4-for-5, while Castro had two hits and three runs scored. 
  • Cleveland scored three in the eighth inning, but Adam Warren struck out Chris Gimenez with the tying run on deck. 
  • Reliever Nick Goody worked in and out of trouble in the ninth to close out the game. 

What's next...

The Yankees and Indians will play the second game of their series on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. from Yankee Stadium. LHP CC Sabathia (6-8, 4.15 ERA) gets the start for the Yankees and will be opposed by RHP Corey Kluber (10-8, 3.27 ERA). 

Tags: Brian McCann, Cleveland Indians, Gary Sanchez, Michael Pineda, Starlin Castro

New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda (35) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

The Yankees and Indians start a three-game series in the Bronx on Friday night. 

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Indians Yankees
Carlos Santana, DH Brett Gardner, LF
Jason Kipnis, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Francisco Lindor, SS Mark Teixeira, 1B
Mike Napoli, 1B Brian McCann, DH
Jose Ramirez, 3B Chase Headley, 3B
Lonnie Chisenhall, RF Starlin Castro, SS
Tyler Naquin, CF Gary Sanchez, C
Abraham Almonte, LF Rob Refsnyder, 2B
Chris Gimenez, C Aaron Hicks, RF

Who's Pitching for the Yankees: RHP Michael Pineda (5-10. 5.13 ERA) gave up five runs on six hits in his last start in Tampa Bay. For the month of July, posted a 4.80 ERA and a 2-3 record. Has never pitched against the Indians in his career. 


Who's Pitching for the Indians: RHP Josh Tomlin (11-3, 3.43 ERA) won his last start, striking out seven in a seven-inning effort against the A's. Held the Yankees to one run on four hits in his first start of the season on April 16. 

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman reacts after covering first base in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman reacts after covering first base in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA Today Sports Images)

Mark Teixeira's dive, Starlin Castro's toss and Aroldis Chapman's acrobatic play at first base -- plus instant replay -- gave the New York Yankees a 5-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday at Progressive Field.

Manager Joe Girardi's challenge on Tyler Naquin's grounder gave the Yankees their final out instead of the Indians a bases-loaded, two-out situation in the bottom of the ninth inning.

"That's the best thing to happen," Castro said of MLB's instant replay system, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand.

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Mark Teixeira
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(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Mets visit Cleveland to begin their three-game series against the Indians on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET

Follow the game live here...

Mets Indians
Curtis Granderson, RF Rajai Davis, LF
David Wright, 3B Jason Kipnis, 2B
Michael Conforto, LF Francisco Lindor, SS
Yoenis Cespedes, DH Mike Napoli, 1B
Lucas Duda, 1B Carlos Santana, DH
Neil Walker, 2B Yan Gomes, C
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Marlon Byrd, RF
Travis d'Arnaud, C Juan Uribe, 3B
Alejando De Aza, CF Tyler Naquin, CF

When and Where: 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY from Progressive Field

Who's Pitching for the Indians: RHP Cody Anderson. Anderson is 5-0 with two no decisions and a 1.60 (8/45.0) ERA in his last seven starts, throwing 5+ innings while allowing two or fewer runs in all seven games. The last Cleveland pitcher with eight straight starts throwing 5+ IP and allowing no more than two runs in any of the games was Corey Kluber, September 6, 2014-April 17, 2015 (streaks exclude any relief appearances).

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Most Recent Update

The Reds are actively shopping 3B Todd Frazier (Dec. 9, 2015). However, according to a weekend report, the Mets are not among the seven teams trying to acquire him in trade (Dec. 14, 8:50 am).

 

Previous Reports & Reaction

According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the White Sox, Indians, Nationals, Royals, Dodgers, Rangers and Angels are among teams believed to have some involvement or interest in Frazier.

Tags: Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Matthew Cerrone
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