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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Often times with spring training position battles, there is a clear winner and a certain loser, making life easier for the club to move forward. There are also circumstances when each player demonstrates the ability to handle the full time role but only one can make the roster due to lack of space. The Yankees are fortunate that their internal battle for the right field position has produced two of the better springs from all players in camp and that they can figure out a way to get each player a significant number of plate appearances this season.

Aaron Hicks entered camp as the player many have been waiting to see reach his potential. Meanwhile his competitor, Aaron Judge, was considered a part of the organization's future but there was uncertainty to his readiness. Both players have performed quite well this spring, to the point that the "winner" has become too close to call according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) runs to third on his way to the plate following a solo home run to lead off the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. (Reinhold Matay)
New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) runs to third on his way to the plate following a solo home run to lead off the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. (Reinhold Matay)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The baseball adage goes, spring stats don't mean anything. For the most part I believe this to be true, except in matters when there are trends that underlie the performance. At the moment there are a few players in Yankees camp off to fairly slow starts. What does it mean for them and for the club?

Chris Carter

Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Chris Carelli
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Mar 9, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) runs to third on his way to the plate following a solo home run to lead off the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 9, 2017; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner (11) runs to third on his way to the plate following a solo home run to lead off the first inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

The Yankees scored six times in the sixth inning and held on to defeat the Braves, 8-7, Thursday afternoon at Champion Stadium.


  • Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-3 with two stolen bases while Miguel Tejada added two hits and an RBI.
  • Brett Gardner led off the game with his first home run of the spring.
  • Prospect Tyler Wade went 2-for-3 and his hitting .471 (8-for-19) this spring.
  • Michael Pineda got the start and allowed two runs on three hits with no walks and one strikeout in three innings.
  • Seven different Yankees drove in runs, led by Francisco Diaz's two RBIs.

Next Up:

The Yankees travel to Clearwater to face the Phillies at Bright House Field on Friday at 1:05 p.m. Luis Cessa will make his second start of the spring. 

Tags: Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda, Ruben Tejada
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) in the dugout before a game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) in the dugout before a game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Spring training is just a couple of weeks old, so managers are tinkering around with many lineup variations to see if certain iterations work better than others. Let's discuss some lineup options - based on handedness and substitutions - that Yankees manager Joe Girardi might consider for this season.

Versus right-handed pitcher

There are plenty of other variations that Girardi can go to, however, these two show what I envision he'll explore the most. Keep in mind, the Yankees do not expect to have any left-handed hitting bench options other than Aaron Hicks (a switch-hitter) if he loses the right field job.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Ronald Torreyes, Chris Carelli
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Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17) doubles during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Mar 5, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Matt Holliday (17) doubles during the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Gary SanchezMatt HollidayAaron Hicks and Kyle Higashioka all went deep for the Yankees, who defeated Team Canada, 10-4, on Wednesday afternoon in Tampa.


  • Holliday and Hicks drove in two runs apiece. Hicks also singled and scored twice, finsihing 2-for-3.
  • Prospect Jorge Mateo went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored.
  • Chase Headley tripled and scored while Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and scored a run.
  • Luis Severino allowed a two-run homer in the first but kept Canada off the board over his next three frames. The right-hander was charged with two runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in four innings.
  • Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in his only inning of work. 

Next Up:

The Yankees hit the road to face the Braves at Champion Field on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. Michael Pineda will toe the rubber in his second Grapefruit League start.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alroldis Chapman, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jorge Mateo, Luis Severino
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 (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
(Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner spoke with the media on Wednesday in Tampa. Here's what we learned...

  • Expectations are high, like always, even though there will be lots of young players added to the mix who have to prove themselves.
  • The Yankees will always field a championship-caliber team, making sure they have a good mix of marquee veterans and young players.
  • The Yankees love Joe Girardi but won't deal with a potential contract extension until after the season.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees have been trying long and hard to convert the roster from a glut of aging veterans to a mix of youth and veterans...

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury
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 (Gary A. Vasquez)
(Gary A. Vasquez)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

The Yankees' youth movement will be in full effect in right field this season. The club will give long-time prospect Aaron Judge a chance to win the role full time with the initial fallback option being former first-round pick Aaron Hicks. If it gets beyond these two players, the Yankees could be forced to institute a revolving door of right fielders in 2017.

How they fared in 2016

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, 2017 Expectations, Chris Carelli
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Jacoby Ellsbury has four years left on his seven-year, $153 million contract with the Yankees. He has yet to deliver the performance typically warranting such a deal and time is running out for him to turn the tide. Will 2017 be more of the same, or can Ellsbury channel some of the production he seemingly left in Boston?

How did Ellsbury fare in 2016?

Tags: Jacoby Ellsbury, 2017 Expectations, Chris Carelli
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(AP)

Chris Carelli, SNY.tv

Brett Gardner's name is constantly bandied about in trade rumors, but once again he seems locked in as the Yankees' Opening Day left fielder. Gardner brings enough to the table to make his contract desirable, but can he reclaim extra-base power and base-stealing prowess in 2017, which would aid the Yankees on the field and boost his value on the trade market?

How did Gardner fare in 2016?

Gardner's overall offensive performance continued to skid in 2016. Gardner posted a .261 batting average, .351 on-base percentage and a .362 slugging percentage. Gardner stroked 22 doubles, six triples and seven home runs, scored 80 runs and drove in 41. Gardner's 92 OPS+ was by far his lowest measure since 2011. Most disappointing was Gardner's work on the base paths in which he swiped just 16 bases in a disturbingly low 20 attempts.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, 2017 Expectations, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge leaps but can't catch a two-run home run by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge leaps but can't catch a two-run home run by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki during the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said he expects Aaron Judge to be the team's starting right fielder to open the 2017 season.

"He's got some work to do; he knows that," Steinbrenner told YES Network, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "We're going to figure out exactly what we think is wrong. My expectations are he's going to be my starting right fielder this year. That's a big deal and a big opportunity. I know he's going to make the most of it."

Judge, a top outfield prospect, made his MLB debut last season in early August, but struggled to a .179/.263/.345 batting line with four home runs, 10 RBIs and 42 strikeouts in 27 games. He will still retain rookie status because he only had 95 plate appearances.

With Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Judge hit .270 with 19 home runs and 65 RBIs in 93 games. Prior to 2016, Judge was ranked Baseball Prospectus' No. 18 prospect, MLB.com's No. 31 prospect and Baseball America's No. 76 prospect.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Austin, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees were hardly favorites to return to the postseason, but they certainly had the pieces in place to make a run. Unfortunately, several variables kept the Yankees from reaching their goal in 2016. Will the organization take measures to address the mistakes during the offseason and through the regular season?False sense of security in Teixeira and RodriguezThe Yankees scored the second-most runs in the American League in 2015, led by surprise production from first baseman Mark Teixeira and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez. The players combined for 64 home runs and 165 RBIs that season completely surpassing expectations. However, the Yankees made a poor assumption that they would receive similar performances from an injury-plagued Teixeira and an aging Rodriguez.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a two-run home run with New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a two-run home run with New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)

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The New York Yankees 2016 season was a disappointment as they missed the postseason for the third time in the last four years. The club's position players turned in uneven offensive performances, which was a major letdown and factored heavily in the team's 84-78 record. On the field, the Yankees turned in a slightly above-average effort as a whole.

In 2015, the Yankees received big comeback performances from veterans they were not expected to rely on; Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. Rodriguez missed the entire 2014 season due to a yearlong suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Teixeira suffered through another injury-plagued season in 2014, which diminished expectations for 2015. Both men had resurgent efforts, with Rodriguez hitting 33 home runs and Teixeira going yard 31 times.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alex Rodriguez, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jorge Mateo, Mark Teixeira, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks win, 6-4 00:01:47
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium, where Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius led the Yankees to a 6-4 win over the Red Sox.

Gary Sanchez homered again and the Yankees recovered after blowing a late lead as they beat the Red Sox, 6-4, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • With the game tied, 4-4, in the seventh inning, Tyler Austin's two-run homer gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead.
  • Tyler Clippard struck out David Ortiz with two on and two out in the ninth inning to seal the win.
  • The Red Sox had tied it at 4 in the seventh when Aaron Hill hit a solo homer and Dustin Pedroia hit an RBI single.
  • Didi Gregorius hit a solo homer in the sixth to put the Yankees up 4-2.
  • The Red Sox had drawn within 3-2 in the sixth inning after getting an RBI single from Dustin Pedroia and an RBI groundout from Mookie Betts.
  • Gary Sanchez gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead with a two-run homer (his 20th of the season) in the first inning.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single in the fifth inning increased the Yankees' lead to 3-0.
  • Luis Cessa allowed two runs on five hits while walking one and striking out two.

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The Yankees youngsters had a big part to play in tonight's victory.

Tags: Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Cessa, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports Images)

Aaron Hicks and Mark Teixeira homered in a five-run ninth inning and the New York Yankees hung on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-5, Monday at Rogers Centre. >> Read more

  • Teixeira hit a one-out home run off Jason GrilliDidi Gregorius followed with a single and Hicks homered to right field to break the 3-3 tie.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single and Gary Sanchez a sac fly off Danny Barnes that gave the Yankees a 7-3 lead.
  • Dellin Betances walked two batters and made an error in the bottom of the ninth inning before he was pulled without recording an out.
  • Tommy Layne came in and allowed two runs on a bases-loaded walk and Dioner Navarro single, but got Russell Martin to ground into a fielder's choice and Troy Tulowitzki to foul out to end the game.
  • Manager Joe Girardi, starting pitcher Luis Severino, pitching coach Larry Rothschild and bench coach Rob Thomson were all ejected by the second inning.
  • Jonathn Holder allowed two runs in the third inning on a Tulowitzki RBI double and Michael Saunders RBI single that gave the Blue Jays a 3-1 lead.
  • Brett Gardner went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Sanchez hit an RBI ground out in the first inning.

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The Yankees' performance over the 14 games previous to Monday's seemed to demonstrate the club had no fight left in them, which seemed ridiculous considering they were closing in on a playoff spot after a seven-game win streak. But, J.A. Happ provided a spark by "having his teammate's back," to which Severino added gasoline by retaliating in kind.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Toronto Blue Jays
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Yankees OF Mason Williams has been impressive since being called up, writes Chad Jennings for LoHud.

Williams, 25, has hit .385 in six games for the Yankees.

He hit .296 with a .313 OBP and .376 SLG in 31 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to being called up.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mason Williams
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New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) is led off the field by a trainer and Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) after suffering an injury while running out a double against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning at Fenway Park. (Winslow Townson)
New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) is led off the field by a trainer and Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) after suffering an injury while running out a double against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning at Fenway Park. (Winslow Townson)

New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro could miss the rest of the season with a strained hamstring and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury is day-to-day with a bruised knee, according to NJ.com's Randy Miller.

Both Castro and Ellsbury left Saturday's game with injuries.

An MRI revealed a Grade 1 hamstring strain to Castro after he "felt a pop" while running the bases after hitting a double in the fifth inning. Manager Joe Gitardi said Castro's return depends on how quickly he heals.

Tags: Jacoby Ellsbury, Starlin Castro
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees top LA 00:01:40
Sweeny Murti joins GEICO SportsNite to recap the Yankees' 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Yankee Stadium.

CC Sabathia threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings and a pair of seventh inning homers broke a scoreless tie as the Yankees beat the Dodgers, 3-0, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Jacoby Ellsbury and Didi Gregorius hit solo home runs in the seventh inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
  • Gary Sanchez hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to increase New York's lead to 3-0.
  • Sabathia allowed three hits while walking one and striking out seven in his 6 1/3 shutout innings.
  • Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard each tossed 2/3 of an inning in relief.
  • Dellin Betances tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the save.
  • RF Aaron Judge left the game prior to the fifth inning after straining his right oblique. He was replaced by Ellsbury.

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The Yankees needed a big start from someone other than Masahiro Tanaka, and Sabathia came through in a big way. The left-hander was thoroughly in control in this one, allowing just four baserunners and striking out seven.

Tags: Adam Warren, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tyler Clippard, Danny Abriano
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New York Yankees designated hitter Brian McCann hits a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run against the Kansas City Royals during the 13th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees designated hitter Brian McCann hits a sacrifice fly to drive in the go-ahead run against the Kansas City Royals during the 13th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (Peter Aiken/USA Today Sports Images)

Brian McCann hit a go-ahead sac fly in the 13th inning as the New York Yankees erased a 4-0 deficit to beat the Kansas City Royals, 5-4, on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium for their second straight extra-inning win. >> Read more

  • Didi Gregorius led off the 13th inning with an infield single off Chris Young (3-9), advanced to third on Starlin Castro's double and scored when McCann hit a sac fly off Matt Strahm.
  • The Yankees' bullpen threw seven scoreless, hitless innings of relief to shut down the Royals. A night after pitching two innings of relief, Dellin Betances recorded his seventh save of the season with a scoreless 13th inning. Ben Heller (1-0) pitched the 12th inning to earn the win.
  • With the win, the Yankees moved 2 1/2 games back of the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers for the second Wild Card spot.
  • Trailing 4-0 in the sixth inning, Gregorious delivered a sacrifice fly and Castro hit a two-run homer to cut Kansas City's lead to 4-3.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's sacrifice fly in the seventh inning tied the game at 4.
  • Luis Cessa allowed four runs (three earned) and six hits in six innings.
  • Kendrys Morales hit a two-run homer in the first inning to give the Royals a 2-0 lead.
  • In the second inning, Alcides Escobar's double drove in Paulo Orlando to make it 3-0.
  • Eric Hosmer's solo homer in the third inning extended the Royals' advantage to 4-0.
  • The Royals only got one hit, a Salvador Perez infield single in the sixth inning, after the third inning.
  • Ian Kennedy allowed four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings.

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The Yankees reversed roles with the Royals on Wednesday, tying the score after falling behind 4-0. Unlike the Royals, the Yankees were able to take the lead (eventually) and then hold on for the victory.

Tags: Brian McCann, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Kansas City Royals, Luis Cessa, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury drives in a run with a single against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury drives in a run with a single against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning at Kauffman Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a go-ahead RBI infield single in the top of the 10th inning and Chasen Shreve escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the bottom half of the inning as the New York Yankees remained 3 1/2 games back of the second Wild Card spot with a 5-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium. >> Read more

  • Ellsbury, who went 4-for-5 with an RBI double, hit a single with the bases loaded off Joakim Soria (4-6) after he loaded the bases with two out to break a 4-4 tie.
  • After Ben Heller loaded the bases on a hit batter, single and intentional walk, Shreve struck out Kendrys Morales and got Salvador Perez to fly out to center field to end the game.
  • A 59-minute rain delay after the fifth inning with the Yankees up 4-2 knocked starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka out of the game.
  • Dellin Betances (3-4) blew the save when he allowed the game-tying sac fly to Morales in the eighth inning. With New York up 4-3, Tyler Clippard walked Lorenzo Cain, who stole second and advanced to third base on a Gary Sanchez throwing error and scored on Morales' fly ball.
  • Betances retired all six batters he faced, throwing 16 of 22 pitches for strikes and striking out two batters in two innings.
  • The Yankees went 2-for-16 with runners in scoring position and left 13 runners on base.
  • Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Ellsbury's RBI double later in the inning made it 3-0.
  • Chase Headley drove in Didi Gregorius with a third-inning sac fly to make it 4-0.
  • Jarrod Dyson hit an RBI triple in the third inning to make it 4-1, and Morales' solo home run in the fourth inning made it 4-2.
  • Tanaka allowed two runs and four hits in five innings before the rain delay. He struck out four batters and had thrown 71 pitches.
  • Cain hit an RBI double off Adam Warren in the sixth inning that made it 4-3.

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That's a huge win for the Yankees, in spite of Joe Girardi's questionable bullpen call in the 10th inning.

Tags: Adam Warren, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Kansas City Royals, Masahiro Tanaka, Tyler Clippard
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Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Coming off a seven-run outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, CC Sabathia bounced back and pitched seven solid innings against the Mariners on Tuesday night in the Yankees' 5-1 win.


  • Ronald Torreyes got the scoring started with an RBI double in the second inning, the first of two doubles, on his way to a 3-for-4 night.
  • The Yankees' lead did not last long however, as Ketel Marte answered with an RBI single in the bottom of the third.
  • From that point on, CC Sabathia was brilliant, allowing only three hits while striking out seven and walking one over seven innings.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's two-run home run in the fifth inning put the Yankees up for good, making it 3-1 at that point. It was the left-handed hitter's sixth homer of the season.
  • Rookie right fielder Aaron Judge tacked on another run via a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, further backing Sabathia.
  • The Yankees scored three runs against right-handed starter Taijuan Walker, who was pulled after 5 2/3 innings in which he allowed six hits and had three walks.
  • Didi Gregorius supplied an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning with an RBI ground-rule double off the Mariners' Wade LeBlanc, to make it 5-1. The Yankees had nine hits on the night, including five extra-base hits.
  • Tommy Layne and Dellin Betances each threw a scoreless inning of relief in the win.

What's next...

The Yankees conclude their West Coast road trip on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. in what will be an all-Japanese pitching matchup, as RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3.24 ERA, 1.07 WHIP) gets set to take on fellow countryman RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (3.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP).

Tags: CC Sabathia, Jacoby Ellsbury

New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira stands on the field during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira stands on the field during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Kelvin Kuo/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees left eight runners on base and went 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position as they couldn't finish a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels in a 2-0 loss Sunday at Angel Stadium.

The Yankees left the bases loaded in the fourth inning when Mark Teixeira flied out to center field, and New York left two runners on base in the eighth inning when it trailed by one run.

"We just didn't get the hit today," manager Joe Girardi said, according to Newsday's Erik Boland. "I thought the at-bats were good, I thought we played a pretty good game. We just didn't get the hits."

Tags: Jacoby Ellsbury, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Mark Teixeira
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Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Starlin Castro (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Starlin Castro hit a sac fly in the 10th inning off Seth Lugo to drive in Jacoby Ellsbury, and Dellin Betances escaped a 10th-inning jam to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 win over the New York Mets on Monday at Citi Field. >> Read more...

  • The Yankees loaded the bases off Lugo (0-1) with nobody out on a walk, a single and a bunt for a fielder's choice. Ben Gamel laid down a sacrifice bunt, but Lugo's throw to third base was a split second late. Two batters later, Castro hit a deep sac fly to right field to break a 5-5 tie.
  • Betances struck out Curtis Granderson with runners on second and third to end the game to record his first save since Oct. 1, 2015. James Loney led off the 10th inning with a double and advanced to third on a sac bunt. Betances hit Alejandro de Aza, who advanced to second on a groundout. Betances struck out Granderson on three pitches.
  • Adam Warren (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the win.
  • Didi Gregorius tied the game with a two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning off Addison Reed. The Yankees had runners on the corners with two outs, but a wild pitch allowed pinch runner Ronald Torreyes to advance to second and score on Gregorius' single.
  • Matt Reynolds hit a three-run home run off CC Sabathia in the sixth inning that turned a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 Mets lead.
  • Brett Gardner broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI double in the fifth inning, then scored on Ellsbury's RBI single that gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
  • Michael Conforto made it 3-2 with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.
  • Sabathia allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings. 
  • Logan Verrett gave up three runs, four hits and three walks in five innings.
  • Wilmer Flores homered in the second inning to give the Mets an early 1-0 lead.
  • Ellsbury scored on a Verrett wild pitch that tied the game at 1 in the fourth inning.

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A new era may have begun in the Yankees organization, but the 2016 squad still needs to compete. They did just that, battling back to tie the score in the eighth inning, and taking the lead in the 10th inning with the eventual winning run.

Tags: Adam Warren, Addison Reed, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Logan Verrett, Matt Reynolds, Michael Conforto, Ronald Torreyes, Seth Lugo, Starlin Castro, Wilmer Flores
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) looks down after he gave up a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe (11) at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (47) looks down after he gave up a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe (11) at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

Ivan Nova got off to a rocky start at Tropicana Field and couldn't recover, as the Yankees fell to the Rays, 5-1, on Friday night. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.tv.


  • Nova was hit early and often, allowing five runs on six hits in just 4 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out three but allowed two home runs.
  • Logan Forsythe started the game with a lead-off home run, and the Rays never looked back from there. Three batters later, Corey Dickerson added a solo home run.
  • Chad Green came on to pitch in the fifth inning, allowing an inherited runner to score on a Steven Souza Jr. sacrifice fly. 
  • Green allowed just one hit over 3 2/3 innings of relief. 
  • Mark Teixeira drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with an RBI single in eighth inning.

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After making some mental headway and necessary advances in the standings over the last few weeks, the Yankees enjoyed a much-needed off-day Thursday. However, instead of coming out fresh from the rest and ready to compete, the Yanks looked flat in every facet.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Tampa Bay Rays
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Jul 1, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) is awarded first on catcher's interference after hitting the glove of San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris (R) during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)
Jul 1, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) is awarded first on catcher's interference after hitting the glove of San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris (R) during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)

Jacoby Ellsbury set the MLB record for catcher's interference calls on June 19, only 93 games into the season.

Ellsbury reached first base on catcher's interference in his first at-bat of the game during the bottom of the first inning. It was his ninth catcher's interference call of the year, breaking the major league record set by Roberto Kelly (also with the Yankees) in 1992.

The 32 year-old center fielder's nine catcher interference calls this season is not only more than any other MLB player this year, but also more than any other MLB team. He accounts for nine of the Yankees league-leading 11 catcher inference calls. The Milwaukee Brewers are second in the MLB with three.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees' win 00:01:24
SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where Joe Girardi, Brian McCann and Rob Refsnyder discuss the 7-1 win over the Orioles.

Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings in his return to the starting rotation as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 7-1, on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium.

  • Starlin Castro's two-run homer in the second inning gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single in the bottom of the fifth extended New York's advantage to 3-0.
  • The Orioles drew within 3-1 in the sixth on the strength of Joey Rickard's RBI double.
  • Castro's two-run double in the bottom of the sixth increased the Yankees' lead to 5-1.
  • Chase Headley's two-run homer in the eighth inning made it 7-1, Yankees.
  • Anthony Swarzak tossed 2 2/3 perfect innings in relief of Eovaldi.

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The thorn in the Yankees' side besides their lackluster offense has been the performance of their middle relievers. For at least one night, Anthony Swarzak and Nick Goody let us all forget about that.

Tags: Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury, Nathan Eovaldi, Starlin Castro
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 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

The New York Yankees have been the model of inconsistency in 2016, putting them in limbo with regard to how they will handle the trade deadline and adversely affecting their chances of reaching the postseason.

I have described this Yankees team as resembling Jekyll & Hyde and a yo-yo. The second half of the season can change that, but it will require a convincing turnaround within the first few weeks of returning to the diamond. If not, an overhaul of the roster would be in order.

It is hard to say what is more important for the Yankees as the second half begins -- strong starting pitching, improved offense, revamped middle relief or concentrating on the future. In my view, it has to be a combination of the four factors. That's not a cop out or a way to avoid selecting just one, but rather the stark reality.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) celebrates his home run with right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) in they both scored game against the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning at Target Field. (Bruce Kluckhohn)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) celebrates his home run with right fielder Carlos Beltran (36) in they both scored game against the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning at Target Field. (Bruce Kluckhohn)

Scoring seven runs in the last three innings, the Yankees overcame a four-run deficit, beating the Twins, 7-6, on Saturday afternoon at Target Field. >> Read the full AP recap at SNY.tv


  • With the bases loaded in the ninth, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run single to give the Yankees their first lead of the day.
  • Carlos Beltran tied the game in the eighth inning with a two-run home run, his 18th of the year. 
  • Despite allowing two solo home runs, Aroldis Chapman recorded his 13th save of the season. 
  • Michael Pineda lasted 5 1/3 innings and was charged with four runs (three earned) on six hits. 
  • The big blow to Pineda was the two-run home run from Byung Ho Park in the fourth inning. 
  • Reliever Anthony Swarzak allowed an inherited runner to score on a sacrifice fly from Park. 
  • Alex Rodriguez cut into the lead with a two-run, opposite-field home run in the seventh inning. It was his eighth homer of the year. 
  • With a single in the seventh, Chase Headley extended his hitting streak to seven games. 

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After being held down by a mediocre pitcher for six innings, the Yankees' two oldest players (Rodriguez and then Beltran) drilled two-run home runs to get the Yankees back into the game.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Michael Pineda
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Nathan Eovaldi is trying to get his first win this month. (AP)
Nathan Eovaldi is trying to get his first win this month. (AP)

Nathan Eovaldi allowed five runs for the third consecutive start as the Yankees lost to the Rockies, 13-10. Tuesday night at Coors Field >> Read more at SNY.TV. 


  • Mark Reynolds' two-run double in the second inning gave the Rockies a 2-0 lead.
  • Colorado extended their lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning when Trevor Story and Ryan Raburn both hit solo homers off Eovaldi.
  • In the fifth inning, DJ Lemahieu's RBI single increased the Rockies' lead to 5-0 and Nolan Arenado's solo homer made it 6-0.
  • Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to draw the Yankees within 6-3.
  • Kirby Yates' throwing error in the bottom of the sixth allowed the Rockies to up their advantage to 7-3 and RBI singles later in the frame by Carlos Gonzalez and Story made it 8-3.
  • Daniel Descalso hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning to put the Rockies up 8-3.
  • Ike Davis singled in Rob Refsnyder in the eighth inninng for his first RBI with the Yankees. 
  • Jacoby Ellsbury singled in Gregorius and Aaron Hicks to put make it 12-6.
  • The Yankees added four more runs in the eighth inning to get them back within four, but could not complete the comeback as they fell, 13-10.

Chris Carelli, SNY.TV

The Yankees came into the game after a much needed off-day and figured to be ready to take advantage of the thin air at Coors Field. Unfortunately, the Rockies were the ones doing much of the offensive damage until a Yankees seven-run rally in the eighth inning made it a close game.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Nathan Eovaldi, Rob Refsnyder
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GEICO SportsNite: NY Yankees 00:01:37
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where Joe Girardi and Carlos Beltran talk about the four-game sweep of the Angels.

The Yankees completed a four-game sweep of the Angels with a 6-3 win Thursday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more at SNY.TV.


  • The Yankees (30-30) broke open a pitcher's duel between Ivan Nova and Jhoulys Chacin with five runs in the fifth. Carlos Beltran had a two-run double to give him 10 RBI in the series. Brian McCann drove in another run with a double, and Alex Rodriguez (sac fly) and Chris Parmelee (single) also had RBis.
  • Nova went 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts. He gave up a two-run homer in the seventh to Jefry Marte before being removed.
  • Parmelee, called up just this week, left in the seventh after straining a hamstring while stretching to make a catch a first base.

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The cure for the Yankees' offense was apparently the Angels' pitching staff. The Yankees scored 29 runs on 47 hits in the four-game series sweep. The good news about this recent offensive outburst is that the production has spread through the lineup.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury
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GEICO SportsNite: NY Yankees win 00:01:13
Joe Girardi, Chris Parmelee and Carlos Beltran talk about the Yankees' 12-6 win over the Angels at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees' offense erupted to overcome a poor start by Nathan Eovaldi as they beat the Angels, 12-6, on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium >> Read more at SNY.TV.

  • Trailing 5-4 in the sixth inning, the Yankees plated four runs to take an 8-5 lead. Chris Parmelee's homer tied the game before Carlos Beltran's RBI double put them up 6-5. Brett Gardner then delivered a two-run single to increase New York's advantage to 8-5.
  • The Yankees put up another four-spot in the seventh inning on two-run homers by Parmalee and Beltran.
  • Eovaldi was hit hard, allowing five runs on 10 hits (including two homers) in 5 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out four.
  • The Angels took a 4-2 lead into the third, before Gardner's homer cut the deficit to 4-3. Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI single in the fourth tied things, 4-4.
  • Albert Pujols' RBI double in the fifth had given the Angels a 5-4 lead.

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Eovaldi simply did not have it, suffering through his second straight five-run outing. Fortunately for the Yankees, they were facing a starter who pitched to his 5-plus ERA and the Angels' bullpen was worse.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Nathan Eovaldi
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New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran rounds the bases during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran rounds the bases during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Carlos Beltran hit a tiebreaking three-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2, Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read the full recap at SNY.TV.

  • Beltran hit a three-run home run off Jose Alvarez after consecutive two-out singles by Jacoby Ellsbury and Starlin Castro knocked Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker out of the game.
  • Brian McCann and Starlin Castro hit back-to-back home runs off Shoemaker with two outs in the seventh inning to tie the game at 2.
  • Before McCann and Castro hit back-to-back home runs, Shoemaker had retired 15 of 16 Yankees. He had thrown just 59 pitches through the first six innings, but needed 21 pitches to get through the seventh inning.
  • Masahiro Tanaka gave up two runs and six hits in seven innings, recording a no-decision but continuing a stretch of four straight starts allowing two or fewer runs. He threw 62 of his 91 pitches for strikes.
  • Albert Pujols went 2 for 3 with an RBI single in the first inning. 
  • Kole Calhoun gave the Angels a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a sac fly.
  • Andrew Miller (3-0) struck out the side in the eighth inning, while Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for the save.
  • Shoemaker was charged with four runs and eight hits in 7 2/3 innings.

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The Yankees continue to baffle their fans. One minute they look dead in the water, and the next they seem resuscitated. This happens in stretches of games and within games themselves. That is the problem with this Yankees club. There is no circumstance when it seems that the team is in complete control. Maybe that will change after tonight's come from behind win.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Masahiro Tanaka
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman pitches during the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman pitches during the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees LHP Aroldis Chapman blew his first save of the season in the eighth inning of Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

With the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning, Chapman gave up a two-run single to Matt Wieters, and his failure to back up home plate after Jacoby Ellsbury's throw from center field bounced past Brian McCann allowed Francisco Pena to score from first and give Baltimore a two-run lead.

"I felt there was no chance of getting the guy out," Chapman told reporters about not backing up the plate.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Brian McCann, Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, Baltimore Orioles
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GEICO SportsNite: NY Yankees 00:01:29
SNY's Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium as Joe Girardi, starter Nathan Eovaldi and outfielder Carlos Beltran react to the 6-0 win.

Nate Eovaldi tossed six scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 6-0, at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night >> Read the full recap at SNY.TV


  • Eovaldi allowed just two hits, walked three and struck out five during his outing as he lowered his ERA to 3.95.
  • Carlos Beltran's RBI force out in the first inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead, and his solo homer in the fourth increased their lead to 2-0. 
  • Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury had run-scoring hits in the seventh inning as the Yankees upped their lead to 4-0.
  • Chase Headley's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning made it 5-0, and Didi Gregorious' single later in the frame increased the lead to 6-0.
  • Dellin Betances, Kirby Yates, and Luis Cessa combined for three scoreless innings of relief.

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The Yankees' rotation continues to roll and Beltran keeps on providing the offensive support.

Tags: Austin Romine, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury, Nathan Eovaldi
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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury grimaces as he rounds third base against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury grimaces as he rounds third base against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Jacoby Ellsbury is likely to return to the Yankees starting lineup Sunday, manager Joe Girardi told reporters Saturday.

Ellsbury entered Saturday's 2-1 win over the White Sox as a defensive replacement. He missed seven games after straining a right hip muscle May 6.

The center fielder, hitting .260 with a home run, nine RBI and nine stolen bases in 28 games, was almost considered for the disabled list.

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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Playing without Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Jacoby Ellsbury, the New York Yankees' 5 through 8 hitters combined to go 6 for 14 with seven RBIs in their 10-7 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Dustin Ackley went 1 for 3 with two RBIs, Aaron Hicks went 2 for 3 with an RBI, Didi Gregorius went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and Chase Headley recorded his first RBI in 24 games, as the Yankees won for the fourth time in five games.

"That's your first step," manager Joe Girardi said after the game. "More than that, I think it's winning series that's important. And if you win series, that will all take care of itself."

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Andrew Miller, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Dustin Ackley, Jacoby Ellsbury, Kansas City Royals, Mark Teixeira
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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury grimaces as he rounds third base against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury grimaces as he rounds third base against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury does not have a timeframe for when he expects to return from a strained hip, but hopes to avoid being placed on the disabled list, he told reporters on Sunday.

"I hope we can get back as soon as possible," Ellsbury said before Sunday's game. "I don't want to speculate on a time but that's the goal, I guess, to avoid the disabled list."

Ellsbury left Friday's game against the Boston Red Sox after running the bases in the first inning, and was ruled day-to-day after undergoing an MRI. He walked with a limp, but said he has felt a little better since Friday.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:00:45
Sweeny Murti reports after the Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-2, David Ortiz was ejected in ninth inning over a questionable strike three call.

Down by two runs early, the Yankees rallied back for a 3-2 win over the Red Sox, capped off by Aaron Hicks' seventh-inning home run. >> Read the full recap at SNY.tv


  • Hicks hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, putting the Yankees up for good.
  • Starter Michael Pineda pitched six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits. He also struck out four in the no-decision. 
  • Andrew Miller closed out the game with a four-out save, his sixth save of the year.
  • David Ortiz opened the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning to give the Red Sox an early lead.
  • Brian McCann answered back for the Yankees with an RBI double in the first and Dustin Ackley tied the game in the second with run-scoring single. 
  • Dellin Betances and Kirby Yates both pitched 2/3 scoreless innings. 

Notes

  • Jacoby Ellsbury exited the game in the first innings with a tight right hip. The team said he will undergo an MRI. 
  • Rookie Ben Gamel made his debut in right field during the eighth inning.

What's next

The Yankees will continue their series with the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (1-2, 5.46 ERA) will get the start for the Yankees and oppose LHP David Price (4-0, 6.14 ERA). 


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New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann hits a two-run double in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann hits a two-run double in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees scored more than three runs for just the second time in their last 10 games as they ended a six-game losing streak with a 7-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday at Camden Yards.

Brian McCann went 3 for 5 with three RBIs, while Jacoby Ellsbury reached base five times with a double, two singles and two walks.

New York averaged 2.2 runs per game during its six-game losing streak that dropped the Yankees to last place in the division. The Yankees scored three or fewer runs in 16 of their previous 19 games, a stretch they went 5-14 in.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Baltimore Orioles
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 (Evan Habeeb)
(Evan Habeeb)

CC Sabathia tossed seven scoreless innings as the Yankees beat the Orioles, 7-0, Wednesday at Camden Yards >> Read more at SNY.tv


  • Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Brian McCann's run-scoring single later in the inning extended their lead to 2-0, and an error by the Orioles on Starlin Castro's grounder made it 3-0 Yankees.
  • The Yankees added three more runs in the eighth inning on McCann's two-run double and an RBI single by Didi Gregorius.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.
  • Sabathia allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out six during his seven-innings
  • Dellin Betances and Chasen Shreve combined to pitch 1 2/3 perfect innings in relief.

Notes

  • Brett Gardner was hit in the elbow with a pitch but remained in the game to run the bases. X-rays after the game came back negative.

What's next 

The Yankees wrap up their three-game series at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET. CC Sabtahia (2.87 ERA, 0.96 WHIP) will face Kevin Gausman (2.45 ERA, 0.91 WHIP).

Tags: Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury
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Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)
Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run during the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports Images)

Dellin Betances allowed a go-ahead two-run home run to Christian Vazquez in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees lost their fifth straight game to the Red Sox, 8-7, Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Read more at SNY.tv


  • After Ivan Nova (1-1) pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of Nathan Eovaldi, manager Joe Girardi pulled him in favor of Betances to face Vazquez with a runner on first base. Vazuez crushed Betances' first pitch over the Green Monster in left field to give the Red Sox an 8-6 lead.
  • Starlin Castro scored on a wild pitch to get the Yankees within one, but pinch hitter Carlos Beltran struck out against Koji Uehara with a runner on first base to end the inning. 
  • Craig Kimbrel pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for Boston (15-10).
  • Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 4 with a two-run home run in the third inning and a two-run double in the fifth inning. He scored on Mark Teixeira's RBI single that gave the Yankees a 6-4 lead.
  • Travis Shaw hit a two-run home run to right field off Eovaldi in the bottom of the fifth inning that tied the game at 6.
  • Eovaldi allowed six runs and 10 hits in five innings for the Yankees (8-15).
  • David Price (4-0), who struck out 14 batters in his last outing on April 26, gave up six runs and eight hits in seven innings against the Yankees.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with one RBI and two runs scored. 
  • Dustin Pedroia and Xander Bogaerts both went 3 for 5 with a run scored. 

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Leave it to the Yankees to score seven runs -- their most since April 9 -- and still find a way to lose.

Tags: Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Nathan Eovaldi, Boston Red Sox
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitches in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi pitches in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. (Tim Heitman/USA Today Sports Images)

Nathan Eovaldi took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Jacoby Ellsbury and Starlin Castro hit home runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers, 3-1, Monday at Globe Life Park. >> Read the full recap at SNY.tv here.

  • Eovaldi (1-2) pitched seven scoreless innings and didn't give up a hit until Texas' Nomar Mazara hit a clean single through the left side of the infield to start the seventh inning.
  • Eovaldi retired 17 of the first 19 batters he faced. Prince Fielder reached on an error in the second inning, but was retired on a double play. Eovaldi walked Mazara with one out in the fourth inning.
  • Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and hit his first home run of the season in the third inning to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. 
  • Later in the third inning, Mark Teixeira drove in Carlos Beltran with an RBI double to make it 2-0.
  • Castro hit a solo home run off Cesar Ramos (0-1) in the top of the sixth inning that gave New York a 3-0 lead.
  • Dellin Betances allowed a solo home run to Brett Nicholas in the bottom of the eighth inning.
  • Andrew Miller pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fifth save of the season.

What's next

Luis Severino (0-2, 4.86 ERA) will face A.J. Griffin (2-0, 3.18 ERA) on Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. ET.

Tags: Andrew Miller, Carlos Beltran, Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Nathan Eovaldi, Texas Rangers

New York Yankees pinch hitter Jacoby Ellsbury (22) steals home against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)
New York Yankees pinch hitter Jacoby Ellsbury (22) steals home against the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin)

The Yankees, with the help of Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann, defeated the Rays, 6-3, to open their weekend series. >> Read the recap at SNY.tv.


  • It wasn't the best of outings for C.C. Sabathia, who was charged with three runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings of work.
  • McCann's two-run home run in the second inning tied the game at 2-2.
  • With the Yankees down a run, Ellsbury stole home in the fifth inning to even the game up again.
  • McCann put the Yankees ahead with his third RBI of the game on a single in the sixth.
  • Ellsbury put the game away in the eighth with a two-run double. 
  • The Yankees bullpen kept the Rays scoreless, and Andrew Miller recorded the save with a spotless ninth inning. 

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The Yankees literally stole one Friday night, and the star of the game didn't even start. The club has been much more aggressive on the bases this season, stealing a league-high 16 bases.

Tags: Brian McCann, Jacoby Ellsbury, Tampa Bay Rays
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 ( Adam Hunger)
( Adam Hunger)

At a time when the Yankees' offense is in the midst of a nearly two-week long struggle, it did them no good when Brett Gardner was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup. Gardner, an oft-unsung stalwart, has been a bright spot for the club so far. Early as it is into the season, he's shown positive signs that 2016 could be a year when he reverts to the offensive production he displayed in the first half of last season and in his best full season -- 2010.

It also creates an interesting wrinkle for the Yankees in their outfield. To this point, manager Joe Girardi has deployed a rotation in left and center field against left-handed pitchers. Rather than picking between Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury as the designated player to head to the bench to make room for Aaron Hicks, he's made it a timeshare. But Gardner's success could muddy that calculation.

He has been an astute hitter through the first 14 games. Though he's quick to diminish his success by citing the obvious sample size qualifier, there are signs that it's not just a fluke. Gardner has displayed the keen eye at the plate and rigid discipline that he last showed in 2010.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury
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Manager Joe Girardi has had a difficult time deciphering through his outfield rotation of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks.  (Rick Osentoski)
Manager Joe Girardi has had a difficult time deciphering through his outfield rotation of Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks. (Rick Osentoski)

At a time when the Yankees' offense is in the midst of a nearly two-week long struggle, it did them no good when Brett Gardner was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup. Gardner, an oft-unsung stalwart, has been a bright spot for the club so far. Early as it is into the season, he's shown positive signs that 2016 could be a year when he reverts to the offensive production he displayed in the first half of last season and in his best full season -- 2010.

It also creates an interesting wrinkle for the Yankees in their outfield. To this point, manager Joe Girardi has deployed a rotation in left and center field against left-handed pitcher. Rather than picking between Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury as the designated player to head to the bench to make room for Aaron Hicks, he's made it a timeshare. But Gardner's success could muddy that calculation.

He has been an astute hitter through the first 14 games. Though he's quick to diminish his success by citing the obvious sample size qualifier, there are signs that it's not just a fluke either. Gardner has displayed the keen eye at the plate and rigid discipline that he last showed in 2010. That year, he swung at just 18.4 percent of pitches outside the strike zone, according to Fangraphs, and then watched as that number rose up as high as 29.4 percent in 2013. His walk rate tumbled and his strikeouts rose. He had given away one of his best offensive traits, seeking glory where it hardly is found -- by swinging at balls and chasing pitches off the plate.

Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira
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CC Sabathia had the longest outing by a Yankees starter this season. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)
CC Sabathia had the longest outing by a Yankees starter this season. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

CC Sabathia went six-plus innings, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a three-run triple and Carlos Beltran a two-run homer as the Yankees beat the Tigers 8-4 in Detroit. >>Read the recap at SNY.tv

  • Sabathia got the win in his first regular-season start since going into alcohol rehab last fall. He allowed three runs and four hits with three strikeouts in the longest outing by a Yankees starter this season.
  • The Yankees bullpen was strong again. Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth and Andrew Miller a scoreless ninth in handing Detroit its first loss of the season.
  • Starlin Castro, 26, was 2-for-4 and got his 1,000th career hit. He is the seventh-youngest player since 1969 to do so and beat Derek Jeter by 78 days.
  • Alex Rodriguez hit his first homer of the season in the first.

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It took five games, but the Yankees finally received a six-inning effort from one of their starters, and arguably from their least likely source in Sabathia. Sabathia's start wasn't exactly pretty, but it was effective and after four less than inspiring efforts before him, the Yankees will take it. The better news is that the Yankees once again put plenty of runs on the board, and the backend of the bullpen put up more scoreless innings. Of their five games thus far, the Yankees received the most balanced performance from beginning to end.

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Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a home run in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski)
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a home run in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. (Rick Osentoski)

The Yankees got shut out by the Tigers, 4-0, in Detroit on Friday afternoon.

  • Luis Severino surrendered three earned runs on 10 hits over five innings of work. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.
  • Miguel Cabrera hit a solo run home run off of Luis Cessa in the seventh inning.
  • The Yankees only managed three hits, both singles. Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira and Brett Gardner picked up the only hits. Jordan Zimmermann tossed seven scorless for Detroit.
  • The Yankees drew four walks.

Chris Carelli: The Yankees offense was as cold as the weather at Comerica Park today after scoring 24 runs in their previous two games. That's not to take away anything from Tigers' starter Zimmermann, who was very good keeping the Yanks off the base paths.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The New York Yankees are in the midst of a transformation in how they build their roster. The club still spends plenty of money - they will open the season with a payroll approaching $220 million - but they have begun to preach and follow through on getting younger and more athletic throughout the roster. This was abundantly clear in the offseason when they did not sign a single player to an MLB free-agent contract. The Yankees did however take on more salary by adding three quality players, and considering the returning players, the club has improved on paper and has a chance to return to the postseason in 2016.

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Nathan Eovaldi took the first step to becoming a dominant starter in 2015. After a slow start, Eovaldi went through a stretch during the summer in which he went 10-2, with a 2.93 ERA across 12 starts (73 2/3 innings). Eovaldi worked hard at mastering a split-finger fastball, while honing in on the location of his fastball. Eovaldi's season came to an abrupt end when sidelined with an elbow injury, but it seems a non-issue as he pitched well this spring.

Tags: Ivan Nova, Alex Rodriguez, Andrew Miller, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Nathan Eovaldi, Christopher Carelli
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Mar 19, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Ellsbury left the game with a hand injury. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)
Mar 19, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Ellsbury left the game with a hand injury. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports (Jerome Miron)

New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury won't return to Grapefruit League action until Saturday at the earliest, manager Joe Girardi said.

Ellsbury said earlier this week that his wrist was feeling better, and he took batting practice on Thursday.

After getting hit by a pitch from Julio Teheran in Saturday's game, X-rays on Ellsbury's wrist came back negative. Ellsbury received treatment on Monday and Tuesday.

Ellsbury, 32, is in the third year of a seven-year, $153 million contract. He hit .257 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs in 111 games last season.

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New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is checked out by a team trainer and manager Joe Girardi during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is checked out by a team trainer and manager Joe Girardi during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Jerome Miron/USA Today Sports Images)

X-rays and a CT scan on New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury's right wrist came back negative after he left Saturday's game in the fifth inning once he was hit by a pitch.

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