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Harper previews ALCS Game 6 00:03:29
John Harper joins Daily News Live from Houston to preview the pivotal ALCS Game 6 matchup between the Yankees and Astros.

The Yankees and Astros play Game 6 of the best-of-seven ALCS on Friday night at 8:08 in Houston. The Yankees lead the series, 3-2, after winning all three games at Yankee Stadium.

Follow the game live on SNY Gameday

Astros Yankees
George Springer, CF Brett Gardner, LF
Josh Reddick, RF Aaron Judge, RF
Jose Altuve, 2B Didi Gregorius, SS
Carlos Correa, SS Gary Sanchez, C
Yuli Gurriel, 1B Greg Bird, 1B
Alex Bregman, 3B Starlin Castro, 2B
Marwin Gonzalez, LF Aaron Hicks, CF
Evan Gattis, DH Todd Frazier, 3B
Brian McCann, C Chase Headley, DH

Who is starting for the Yankees?

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers during the first inning in Game 2 of the 2017 ALCS against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers during the first inning in Game 2 of the 2017 ALCS against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. (Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports)

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Luis Severino's breakout season is a microcosm of the 2017 Yankees.

At the outset of the season, Severino's ability to be a starter was in question, and experts picked the Yankees to languish toward the bottom of the standings. In Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, the Yankees have a chance to reach their 41st World Series, and Severino is the man they want on the mound to get it done.

"Beginning of the season, nobody was expecting us to be anything,'' Severino told reporters Thursday. "And right now, we have a chance to be in the World Series.''

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Houston Astros, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Chris Carelli
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(Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi was asked what advice he would give RHP Luis Severino in advance of his start against the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS on Friday night.

"To me, the big thing is him getting through the first inning and not getting too hyped up," Girardi said Thursday during a conference call. "You've got to pitch with your brain, not your arm."

The 23-year-old Severino failed to get throught the first inning during his start against the Twins in the Wild Card game, allowing three runs on four hits (including two homers) while walking one and striking out none in just 1/3 of an inning...

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BNNY: Yankees' 3-2 series lead 00:05:05
The Baseball Night in New York panel discusses the Yankees' unpredicted offensive performance against Dallas Keuchel in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Might be time to call the Yankees what they are: The best team in the American League.

Sure, the standings didn't say so during the regular season, and the Yanks only got into the playoff tournament via the wild card. But they're playing like it now in this run of quality baseball that's been nothing short of spectacular, including their stomping of ace Dallas Keuchel and the Astros, 5-0, Wednesday in Game 5 of the AL Championship Series.

To recap: The Yanks beat the 102-win Indians in the ALDS after Cleveland had its foot on their pinstriped necks. Down 0-2 after their manager blew the second game, the Yankees roared back to win the series.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Anthony McCarron
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |: If you were one of the many fans howling at Joe Girardi earlier this postseason, livid over his no-challenge gaffe in the AL Division Series, you'd better be lining up to dole out kudos now.

It's only right.

Because whatever happens the rest of this October for the Yankees, Girardi has managed a helluva playoffs, aside from that brain lock against Cleveland. Sure, his explanation afterward was inane, so much claptrap about not wanting to break up Chad Green's rhythm, but Girardi backed off that the next day, admitted he blew it, offered a mea culpa.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Gary Sanchez, Houston Astros, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Anthony McCarron
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |: If you were one of the many fans howling at Joe Girardi earlier this postseason, livid over his no-challenge gaffe in the AL Division Series, you'd better be lining up to dole out kudos now.

It's only right.

Because whatever happens the rest of this October for the Yankees, Girardi has managed a helluva playoffs, aside from that brain lock against Cleveland. Sure, his explanation afterward was inane, so much claptrap about not wanting to break up Chad Green's rhythm, but Girardi backed off that the next day, admitted he blew it, offered a mea culpa.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Gary Sanchez, Houston Astros, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Anthony McCarron
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GEICO SportsNite: BNNY on Yanks 00:01:18
Anthony McCarron breaks down the final play of Game 2 in which catcher Gary Sanchez botched a relay throw at home plate in the ninth.

 The Yankees were tied with the Astros 1-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS. After Luis Severino pitched four innings and Tommy Kahnle and David Robertson combined to give up only one hit in four innings, the Yankees put in Aroldis Chapman to help send the game to extras.

Instead, Chapman gave up a one-out single to American League MVP candidate Jose Altuve and a walk-off double from shortstop Carlos Correa .

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Starlin Castro
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 (Thomas Shea)
(Thomas Shea)

The Yankees have scored just two runs and produced 10 hits in two 2-1 losses to the Astros in the ALCS after finishing second in the MLB in runs scored during the regular season.

While the team's bullpen has been lights out for the majority of the playoffs and Masahiro Tanaka has recorded two quality starts, the Baby Bombers have been quiet in the ALCS. C Gary Sanchez, who had 33 home runs and 90 RBI in 2017, has struck out five times in seven at-bats and doesn't have a single hit. RF Aaron Judge, who hit an AL-leading 52 homers, has just one hit and hasn't driven in a run.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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 (Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)
(Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees took out starter Luis Severino after four innings in Game 2 of the ALCS, replacing him with reliever Tommy Kahnle. Manager Joe Girardi said the right-handed pitcher -- who hurt his shoulder -- checked out fine after their 2-1 loss to the Astros. 

Girardi and the Yankees' trainer visited Severino after the right-hander appeared to have some discomfort in his right arm, but he remained in the game to pitch the rest of the fourth.

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 (Shanna Lockwood)
(Shanna Lockwood)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Yankees-Astros Friday night was really all about Dallas Keuchel, as it usually is when the Astros ace lefty pitches against the Yanks. Keuchel was dominant again in the AL Championship Series opener, throwing seven shutout innings.

Now, with a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, the Astros will send their ace righty, Justin Verlander, to the mound in Saturday's Game 2. With a loss, the Yanks would face a huge deficit - yes, we know they came back from 0-2 in the first round against Cleveland. But two enormous turnarounds against two 100-plus-win teams in the same October?

Sounds unlikely...

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Matt Holliday
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Dave Lennon on ALCS 00:04:56
Newsday baseball columnist Dave Lennon joins Loud Mouths to preview the Yankees ALCS matchup with the Houston Astros.

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

After becoming the 10th team in MLB history to come back from a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-five playoff series, the Yankees are again the underdog when they face the Houston Astros in the ALCS.

The Astros own home-field advantage and ranked second in the American League with 101 wins, however the Yankees turned some non-believers into believers after their impressive comeback over the Cleveland Indians propelled them to the ALCS in what was originally supposed to be a rebuilding year.

How do the Yankees match up with the Astros?

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Dellin Betances, Houston Astros, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Chris Carelli
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks in ALCS 00:01:45
Eamon McAnaney gauges the energy in the Yankees' clubhouse as the team prepares to take on the 101-win Houston Astros in the ALCS.

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

What in the heck is Joe Girardi doing with that ALCS rotation? Can't believe the Yankees manager set things up that way. Of all the harebrained…

Sorry, just had a flashback to the chaos that was Game 2 of the AL Division Series and its aftermath, when Girardi made several tactical missteps, the season looked finished and everything he did or said felt wrong.

Now that Girardi has redeemed himself with sharp managing during the comeback, helped by strong performances by the players who vowed, "This one is for Joe," we're on board with Girardi's moves, including how he set the rotation.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Anthony McCarron
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GEICO SportsNite: Yanks in ALCS 00:01:45
Eamon McAnaney gauges the energy in the Yankees' clubhouse as the team prepares to take on the 101-win Houston Astros in the ALCS.

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

What in the heck is Joe Girardi doing with that ALCS rotation? Can't believe the Yankees manager set things up that way. Of all the harebrained…

Sorry, just had a flashback to the chaos that was Game 2 of the AL Division Series and its aftermath, when Girardi made several tactical missteps, the season looked finished and everything he did or said felt wrong.

Now that Girardi has redeemed himself with sharp managing during the comeback, helped by strong performances by the players who vowed, "This one is for Joe," we're on board with Girardi's moves, including how he set the rotation.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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GEICO SportsNite: BBNY on ALCS 00:03:53
The Baseball Night in New York panel discusses Joe Girardi's decision to start Masahiro Tanaka in Game 1 of the ALCS instead of Sonny Gray.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi determined his ALCS starting rotation based on the recent performance of pitchers, he told reporters on Thursday.

Masahiro Tanaka, who is coming off strong outing during which he allowed no runs in seven innings of work, will start Game 1 for the Yankees, while Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, and Sonny Gray will follow.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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Venting Machine: Tanaka starting 00:01:30
Marc Malusis and Jon Hein react to Masahiro Tanaka being named the Yankees' ALCS Game 1 starter and Brett Gardner's style of celebration.

The Yankees announced their starting pitchers for the American League Championship Series ahead of Friday's series opener.

Masahiro Tanaka, who pitched seven shutout innings in Sunday's 1-0 win over the Indians, will start Game 1, while Luis Severino will look to build from his bounce-back start this week when he takes the hill in Game 2. 

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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Murti previews ALCS from Houston 00:05:06
On Loud Mouths, SNY's Yankees insider Sweeny Murti discusses Aaron Judge's spot in the lineup, the Yankees' rotation and Dallas Keuchel.

The Yankees went 2-5 against their ALCS opponent, the Houston Astros, during the regular season, with each game taking place prior to Houston's acquisition of RHP Justin Verlander.

AL West champion Houston, who won 101 games during the regualr season, dispatched the Red Sox in four games in the ALDS.

The best-of-seven ALCS begins on Friday night in Houston, with RHP Dallas Keuchel starting for the Astros. Verlander gets the ball for Game 2...

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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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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter | : They might as well have promoted Game 3 as "Pinstripe Redemption Night" with the way so many much-maligned Yankees, including the manager, thrived Sunday night against Cleveland.

Now the Yankees need another bit of refurbishment in Monday night's Game 4: A Luis Severino reputation makeover. Severino was the Yankees' best pitcher all season, but he was awful in his humiliating start against the Twins in the AL Wild Card Game, lasting only one-third of an inning.

Severino sagged in his big moment, but the Yanks rallied to advance to meet the Indians in this Division Series. Cleveland leads the best-of-five series, two games to one, after the Yankees won Game 3 Sunday night, 1-0, at Yankee Stadium. But the Yanks at least hold a shred of momentum, thanks to big performances by the likes of Masahiro Tanaka, Greg Bird and Aroldis Chapman.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Anthony McCarron
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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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Oct 6, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (second from right) talks to relief pitcher Dellin Betances (second from left) during the 13th inning in game two of the 2017 ALDS against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Oct 6, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (second from right) talks to relief pitcher Dellin Betances (second from left) during the 13th inning in game two of the 2017 ALDS against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Not so fast on that October wipeout for the Yankees.
 
Hear us out: Yes, they face extinction after their manager blew Game 2, the same game they led by five runs before their touted bullpen sputtered. Yes, their starting pitcher against the Indians in Game 3 of the AL Division Series Sunday night had nine - NINE! - starts this season where he gave up at least five earned runs. And, finally, yes, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius, three vital lineup cogs, have combined to go 0-for-24 in the series.

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Anthony McCarron
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Sabathia ready for Game 2 start 00:01:15
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia looks back at his solid regular season as he prepares for his pivotal Game 2 start in the ALDS.

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Sifting through the pinstriped debris of Game 1 of this ALDS feels about as overwhelming as Trevor Bauer's snapping curveball must have seemed to the Yankees Thursday night in a 4-0 loss to the Indians.

It was an evening that made the Yanks appear destined for a quick October exit and crammed them into the uncomfortable position of hoping -- praying? -- that CC Sabathia, the veteran lefty who enjoyed a remarkable renaissance this season, can at least match Cleveland ace Corey Kluber in Friday's Game 2...

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Anthony McCarron
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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."

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Cleveland Indians, Luis Severino
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( Adam Hunger)

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The Yankees managed to navigate and ultimately win Tuesday's wild card game after Luis Severino recored just one out. It was not how the Yankees planned on using their dominant bullpen, yet they rode their relievers for 26 outs and added offensive firepower to move on to the ALDS, which begins Thursday night in Cleveland.

Now, the Yankees will be viewed as the underdog to the defending AL champion Indians, who rung up an AL-best 102 wins. However, New York is officially playing with house money, and could make more noise this postseason...

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, CC Sabathia, Chad Green, Chasen Shreve, Dellin Betances, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Chris Carelli
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Goosebumps. I get them now just thinking about two years ago, sitting in Section 405 as the Yankees prepared for the Astros in the 2015 AL Wild Card Game. There was an undeniable buzz in and around the Stadium for the simple fact that postseason baseball was back in the Bronx.

But it didn't last long as Dallas Keuchel threw a gem, and outdueled Masahiro Tanaka to win the Wild Card Game and move on to the ALDS. It was the loudest I have ever heard the new stadium, and unfortunately, it was short-lived. 

Tags: 2017 Yankees Playoffs, Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Chad Green, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino
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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

It may be his first playoff game of his young career, but Yankees Wild Card Game starter RHP Luis Severino isn't fazed by the win-or-go-home matchup.

Severino has been the Yankees' ace all season long, which is why manager Joe Girardi is going with him Tuesday. Though the magnitude of the start is much larger than any other he has seen, Severino is just looking to go out and have fun. 

"It's the same game," Severino told ESPN's Andrew Marchand. "I just have to go out there and have fun."

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:03:00
Sweeny Murti and Michelle Yu report from Yankee Stadium, where the Yankees prepare to face the Minnesota Twins in the Wild Card Game.

Yankees RHP Luis Severino said he feels confident he can pitch the team into the ALDS when New York faces the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild-card game Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

"I feel very confident, I'm not nervous," Severino said, according to the Bergen Record's Bob Klapisch.

Severino went 14-6 with a 2.98 ERA in 31 starts this season, a year after he began the season 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA and was bumped from the rotation and demoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

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

The Yankees (91-71) overcame conventional wisdom, earning the American League's top wild card spot, and will host the Minnesota Twins (85-77) Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium in a one-game playoff to determine who will face the Indians in the ALDS. Truth be told, the Twins might be a bigger surprise after losing 103 games last season.

In the win or go home affair, the Yankees seem to be the favorite, but the factors are closer than one may think.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Aroldis Chapman, Chad Green, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Chris Carelli
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Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana pitches in the third inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
Minnesota Twins pitcher Ervin Santana pitches in the third inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is readying his team for Tuesday's wild-card game against Ervin Santana and the Minnesota Twins.

Although the Yankees are mathematically in contention for the AL East title, they would need to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend and also need the Houston Astros to sweep the Boston Red Sox. That said, Girardi has begun to look ahead to the wild card, which Yankee Stadium would host.

The Twins, losers of 103 games last season, have rebounded in 2017 to win 83 games so far and would likely start the 34-year-old Santana, who is 16-8 with a 3.28 ERA this season and threw five scoreless innings against the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

Tags: Luis Severino, Minnesota Twins, Matt Eisenberg
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Yankees (88-69) continue a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays (76-81) on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:01:33
Eamon McAnaney reports from Yankee Stadium as the Yankees swept the Twins thanks to homers by Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius.

Aaron Judge hit his American League-leading 45th home run of the season as the Yankees erased an early 3-0 deficit and blew out the Twins, 11-3, on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning, Judge hit a two-run homer down the line in right field and Gary Sanchez followed with a solo homer to center as the Yankees tied things, 3-3.

The Yankees plated six runs in the bottom of thefourth, with Greg Bird's run-scoring double, RBI hits from Brett Gardner and Sanchez, and a three-run homer by Didi Gregorius accounting for the damage...

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Luis Severino
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 (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)
(Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (84-67) play the final contest of a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins (78-73) on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Yankees starter RHP Masahiro Tanaka wouldn't mind being passed up for Luis Severino if the team makes the Wild Card round. 

Severino has been the clear ace of the Yankees this season, but Tanaka has looked much better and has experience pitching in the 2015 Wild Card game against the Astros. But Tanaka doesn't mind if Severino is chosen to start in the potential game because he believes he has earned it. 

"I wouldn't be disappointed. It's not something that's been decided yet," Tanaka told The Daily News through a translator. "But if Sevy were to pitch the wild-card game, I don't think anybody would have anything against that, just considering how he's pitched. And considering that it's a do-or-die game, you always want to get the best pitcher out there that can givev the team the best chance to win. No one would be against if Sevy goes out there pitching in that game."

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:02:01
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium on the dominance of Luis Severino and the Yankees hoping to line him up to start a wild card game.

Yankees SS Didi Gregorius notched four RBI while starter Luis Severino picked up his 13th win of the season as the Yankees defeated the Orioles, 8-2.>> Box score


 

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 (Bob DeChiara)
(Bob DeChiara)

Hall of Famer and MLB Network analyst Pedro Martinez believes Yankees starter RHP Luis Severino could be a potential Cy Young candidate next season. 

Severino has been the Yankees' ace this season, and Martinez thinks his stuff is as good as anyone in the MLB. 

"Severino is as rich when it comes to stuff, to poise, to makeup, to pitch in the big leagues as anybody," Martinez told Newsday's Neil Best

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino delivers in the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees (80-66) play the second game of a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles (72-75) on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:00:48
Yankees manager Joe Girardi breaks down his team's 9-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.

Luis Severino shut down the Red Sox for six innings while Aaron Judge's two-run home run capped a six-run sixth inning as the New York Yankees won the final game of a four-game series against Boston 9-2 on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


After he allowed 10 runs (eight earned) in a start against the Red Sox on Aug. 12, Severino (12-6) struck out nine batters and allowed two hits and one unearned run in six innings, as the Yankees pulled within 3 1/2 games of the AL East lead.

The Yankees hit three solo home runs off Chris Sale, but erupted for six runs -- all with two outs -- in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Matt Holliday, Boston Red Sox, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees conclude their four-game series with the Red Sox on Sunday at 7:35 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Red Sox Yankees
Eduardo Nunez, SS Brett Gardner, LF
Andrew Benintendi, LF Chase Headley, 1B
Mookie Betts, RF Gary Sanchez, C
Mitch Moreland, 1B Starlin Castro, 2B
Dustin Pedroia, 2B Aaron Judge, RF
Rafael Devers, 3B Didi Gregorius, SS
Hanley Ramirez, DH Matt Holliday, DH
Sandy Leon, C Todd Frazier, 3B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Tags: Luis Severino, Boston Red Sox
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Luis Severino earned his ninth win of the year Sunday against the Indians. (Ron Schwane/AP)
Luis Severino earned his ninth win of the year Sunday against the Indians. (Ron Schwane/AP)

Though the Red Sox hold a 4.5-game lead over the Yankees in the division standings, starter RHP Luis Severino isn't worried about settling for a Wild Card spot. 

Why does he think it is alright for the Yankees to be content with a Wild Card spot if they are to make the playoffs? Severino knows his team should not have been in the postiion to begin with this season.

"We're not sad or anything because at the beginning of the season Boston and the Orioles were the teams to beat and nobody was expecting us to be here," Severino told NJ.com's Randy Miller. "So no worries. We're in a good spot."

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The Yankees were baseball's early surprise this season, jumping out to a four-game lead in the A.L. East after 61 games. Visions of grandeur filled the heads of Yankees fans, the club's front office, and ownership. Unfortunately for the Yankees, the team many expected to see at the outset of the season arrived and has taken a firm grip over its makeup.

The notion that the Yankees could win the division has seemingly gone by the wayside and now they are losing grip on a playoff spot. Since June 13 (when the Yankees entered the day 38-23), they have gone 32-39 and now own a slim one-game lead for the top wild card spot and are just two games ahead in the second wild card position.

Here is a sampling of statistics that demonstrate why the Yankees have spiraled for an extended period...

Tags: Aaron Judge, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
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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
Tags: Cleveland Indians, Luis Severino
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Aug 23, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) is congratulated by teammates after he hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)
Aug 23, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) is congratulated by teammates after he hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Osentoski)

The Yankees scored seven runs off Detroit starter Jordan Zimmerman and added three more runs thereafter to back Luis Severino's strong outing in a 10-2 win over the Tigers on Wednesday. >> Box score


The Yankees' offense, coming off a 13-run performance on Tuesday, had back-to-back-to-back RBI hits and scored in four straight at-bats in a five-run third inning. Gary Sanchez hit two-run single, Aaron Judge followed with an RBI double, and Didi Gregorius capped it off with an RBI single. Chase Headley added a sacrifice fly to give the Yankees their fifth run of the inning.

The Yankees hit three homers on a night when they scored in every inning except for the second and fourth. Sanchez belted his 26th home run of the year in the first inning, Gregorius went deep in the fifth, and Headley hit one in the seventh.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees' win 00:01:30
Sweeny Murti breaks down all the action from the Yankees' 7-3 victory over the Tigers as he gets the players' reactions after the game.

Aaron Judge hit his league-leading 34th home run of the season while Chase Headley and Todd Frazier both drove in two runs as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score


Judge had been in the middle of a 3-for-23 slump when he hit his fourth home run since the All-Star break, while Headley recorded three hits.

Headley's two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead, and Frazier followed with a two-run single that made it 4-1. Judge's fifth-inning home run gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Chase Headley, Clint Frazier, Detroit Tigers, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino throws the ball against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at Safeco Field. (Joe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (56-47) begin a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers (47-56) on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Tigers Yankees
Ian Kinsler, 2B Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Jim Adduci, RF Clint Frazier, LF
Justin Upton, LF Aaron Judge, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B Gary Sanchez, C
Nicholas Castellanos, 3B Matt Holliday, DH
Victor Martinez, DH Chase Headley, 1B
Mikie Mahtook, CF Todd Frazier, 3B
James McCann, C Ronald Torreyes, SS
Jose Iglesias, SS Tyler Wade, 2B
Tags: Detroit Tigers, Luis Severino
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Sweeny Murti on Sonny Gray trade 00:05:08
Sweeny Murti says the Sonny Gray trade proves the Yankees are going all-in on a deep postseason run.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters New York would not turn to a six-man rotation after the team traded for starting pitchers Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia but added he is unsure which pitcher would lose his spot in the rotation.

New York acquired Gray in a trade with the Oakland Athletics on Monday and traded two low-level prospects to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday for the left-hander Garcia. 

"Ownership and the front office have given us the opportunity to do something special here," Girardi said, according to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "Now we have to go out and do it."

Girardi said Gray, who went 6-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 16 starts with Oakland this season, would likely make his Yankees debut toward the beginning of New York's seven-game road trip, which begins with a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.

Tags: CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka
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Sonny Gray dealt to Yankees 00:06:08
John Harper discusses the trade the Yankees made which landed Sonny Gray from the Athletics in exchange for prospects.

The Yankees acquired RHP Sonny Gray from the Athletics in exchange for minor league INF Jorge Mateo, OF Dustin Fowler and RHP James Kaprielian, the teams announced Monday afternoon.

While Yankees GM Brian Cashman said outfielder Clint Frazier and infielder Gleyber Torres were among New York's untouchable prospects, Athletics GM Billy Beane instead asked for a package revolving around outfielder Estevan Florial, who played in this year's Futures Game, or Mateo, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reports.

Oakland preferred Florial to Mateo, however the Yankees added Kaprielian, their first-round pick from 2015, to the deal as a concession, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. The Yankees will also receive $1.5 million in international signing bonus pool money.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Clint Frazier, James Kaprielian, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Oakland Athletics
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees win 00:01:39
Behind another stellar outing by Luis Severino, the Yankees completed a mid-week two-game sweep of the Reds in the Bronx.

Luis Severino tossed seven strong innings and Clint Frazier had a big day as the Yankees beat the Red, 9-5 on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium >> Box score


Severino allowed two runs on three hits while walking two and striking out nine in seven innings as he lowered his ERA to 3.03.

Frazier went 2-for-4 with a homer, two RBI, a walk, and a run scored and is hitting .290 with an .871 OPS since being called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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