Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks combined for three home runs and seven RBIs, Masahiro Tanaka recorded a quality start in his first outing since coming off the disabled list and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 13-4 on Tuesday at Comerica Park. >> Box score
Sanchez went 3-for-6 with two home runs, a 493-foot blast off Matthew Boyd in the first inning that gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead and a two-run shot in the ninth inning off Jeff Ferrell that made it 13-3. Hicks hit his 13th home run of the season in the seventh inning to make it 11-1.
Tanaka (9-10) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings as he returned from shoulder inflammation. He retired 15 of the first 17 batters he faced in the game as he earned his second win since the All-Star break.
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Detroit Tigers, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Austin
Though held the lead for most of the game, Aroldis Chapman blew the save in the ninth as the Yankees dropped their first game since returning from the All-Star break, 5-4, in Boston.>> Box Score
Yankees' starter LHP Jordan Montgomery earned a no-decision, allowing three runs on six hits in four innings pitched.
The bullpen had its work cut out for them once Montgomery exited. However, they were up for the challenge as they didn't allow a run through four innings.
Masahiro Tanaka threw seven sharp innings and Chase Headley drove in three runs to lead the New York Yankees to a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Tanaka (7-7) won his second straight start and has 22 strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA over his last three outings. He struck out eight batters on Monday and allowed one run and five hits, throwing 72 of 111 pitches for strikes.
Headley, who went 2-for-3, hit a two-run double in the eighth inning that turned a one-run lead into a 4-1 game, then scored when Ronald Torreyes grounded into a fielder's choice. Ryan Tepera threw home to try to get Didi Gregorius out, but the ball got past the catcher as Gregorius slid in, allowing two runs to score.
Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Ronald Torreyes, Toronto Blue Jays
Jordan Montgomery struck out eight batters in seven strong innings while Tyler Austin hit his first home run of the season as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox, 6-5, Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field. >> Box score
Montgomery (6-4) allowed one run and five hits in what matched the longest outing of his career. After allowing back-to-back singles in the bottom of the third inning, he settled down to retire the next nine batters consecutively.
New York scored three runs in the fourth inning on an Austin sac fly, Chase Headley RBI single and Ronald Torreyes sac fly that turned a 1-0 deficit into a 3-1 lead.
Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Chase Headley, Chicago White Sox, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Austin
Michael Pineda gave up seven runs in four innings as the New York Yankees' comeback fell short in a 7-6 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Pineda (7-4) gave up three runs in the first inning on an Elvis Andrus single and Adrian Beltre two-run home run, then allowed a three-run homer to Shin-Soo Choo in the second inning that put the Yankees down 6-0.
Gary Sanchez hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning that made it 7-4 and the Yankees added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on a Ronald Torreyes solo homer and Didi Gregorius RBI single, but Sanchez was thrown out at third base to end the inning.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched eight scoreless innings and Ronald Torreyes drove in the winning run in the 10th as the Yankees edged the Texas Rangers, 2-1, on Friday night in the Bronx.
Tanaka delivered one of his best outings in what has been a trying season. He allowed only three hits, walked two and struck out nine. His matchup with countryman Yu Darvish turned out to be a classic pitchers' duel. Darvish was arguably even better than Tanaka, allowing two hits, walking nobody and striking out 12 in seven scoreless innings.
The game remained 0-0 until the top of the ninth inning, when Aroldis Chapman's third strike to Adrian Beltre got by Gary Sanchez, allowing Elvis Andrus to score. However, Brett Gardner's solo home run off Matt Bush tied the game in the bottom half of the frame and forced extra innings. Bush was still on the mound when Torreyes singled in Sanchez the following inning to win the ballgame.
The Yankees are looking to acquire a third baseman, according to Nick Carfado of the Boston Globe, citing league sources.
Chase Headley has received the majority of the playing time at third base early on, but Ronald Torreyes has seen an increase in playing time as of late. Torreyes played third base in eight of nine games between May 7 and May 28.
Headley's batting average dipped to .227 on the season after he went 0-for-4 in the Yankees' 7-0 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday. Meanwhile, Torreyes is hitting .284 in 102 at-bats this season for the Yankees.
Tags: Chase Headley, Ronald Torreyes
Aaron Judge hit his first career grand slam in the third inning and the Yankees offense went on to score five more runs in a 9-5 victory over the Athletics on Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.>> Click here for the full box score...
Aaron Hicks drove in his 21st RBI of the season in the second inning to put the Yankees on the board. One inning later, Ronald Torreyes, Gary Sanchez, and Matt Holliday reached base, setting up Judge's grand slam to put the Yankees in front.
Chris Carter's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning provided New York with an insurance run, but the Athletics chipped away, scoring a run in the sixth and two in the eighth to make it a two-run game. Brett Gardner answered with a two-run double in the bottom half of the inning to put the Angels away for good.
Gary Sanchez, Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner each drove in two runs while Masahiro Tanaka won his fifth straight start as the New York Yankees extended their winning streak to six games with a 10-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday at Great American Ball Park. >> Box score
Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a two-run single off Rookie Davis in the first inning, while Gregorius hit an RBI single in the first inning and a sac fly in the fifth inning that gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead.
Gardner hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning off Barrett Astin. Matt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, while Aaron Hicks and Ronald Torreyes both had two hits and an RBI.
Starlin Castro drove in Aaron Hicks with a go-ahead RBI fielder's choice in the top of the 18th inning as the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, on Sunday at Wrigley Field after Aroldis Chapman blew a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth inning. >> Box score
Hicks reached base on a bunt single off Pedro Strop (0-2) and advanced to second when catcher Willson Contreras' throw went into right field. Hicks advanced to third on a Ronald Torreyes sac bunt and scored on Castro's grounder to short with a drawn-in infield.
Chasen Shreve pitched three scoreless innings of relief after Chapman allowed three runs in the bottom of the ninth that sent the game into extra innings.
Chapman allowed six runners to reach base in 2/3 of an inning, including a game-tying HBP to Anthony Rizzo with the bases loaded.
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, Chase Headley, Chasen Shreve, Chicago Cubs, Dellin Betances, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro
Chris Carelli, SNY.tv
The New York Yankees hoped to be competitive and not fall behind in the season's opening month as they did in 2016. A rough start on the road was erased by an eight-game winning streak and the Yanks won five of their last six series, propelling them into a surprising position in the standings.
Where the Yankees stand
Record: 15-8, T-1st AL East, Home: 10-2, Road: 5-6
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Adam Warren, Aroldis Chapman, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
The Yankees have activated SS Didi Gregorius from the disabled list and designated INF Pete Kozma for assignment, the team announced Friday.
Gregorius had been playing rehab games with High-A Tampa.
He had been rehabbing a right shoulder strain suffered during the World Baseball Classic, could come off the disabled list Friday night to face the Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
With Gregorius back, Ronald Torreyes will go back to his role as the team's utility infielder...
Tags: Didi Gregorius, Ronald Torreyes
Greg Bird broke out of a slump by going 3-for-3 with a home run, Michael Pineda threw seven strong innings and the New York Yankees won their seventh game in a row with a 9-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more
Bird, who entered the game with a .038 batting average, was a triple shy of the cycle, hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning after Aaron Judge's home run was overturned on replay to break a 1-1 tie.
Judge went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple. He hit a ball to deep right field off Adam Wainwright (0-3) that deflected off a fan's glove and back onto the field. Umpires reviewed the play and ruled fan interference, resulting in a triple.
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Ronald Torreyes, St. Louis Cardinals
In the second part of our Yankees 2017 season preview, we cover the offense and provide a prediction for the team's finish in the standings...
Gary Sanchez burst onto the scene last August, delivering a 20-homer performance and shattering records in the process. Sanchez, 24, entered spring training with numerous doubters, but he demonstrated that he is ready to build on his rookie production. Behind the plate, Sanchez has improved his receiving and has one of the best catcher's arms in the game.
At first base, Greg Bird assumes the role he seemed set to after a blistering rookie performance in 2015. Unfortunately, Bird suffered a season-ending shoulder injury before spring training last season. Bird, 24, benefitted from not pushing the rehab process as he came to camp strong and looks poised for a big season after launching seven home runs this spring. He should provide solid defense at first base.
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Masahiro Tanaka, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Chris Carelli
The Yankees erupted for 14 runs on 13 hits as they beat the Phillies, 14-1, on Thursday afternoon in their Grapefruit League finale >> Click here for the full box score
- Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
- Gary Sanchez, Ronald Torreyes, and Rashad Crawford all hit home runs.
- Luis Severino allowed one run on five hits while walking one and striking out four in five innings.
- Adam Warren and Tyler Clippard both tossed a scoreless inning in relief...
Jordan Montgomery allowed one run in five innings and Austin Romine and Brett Gardner delivered run-scoring single as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon in Dunedin >> Click here for the full box score
Montgomery allowed six hits while walking one and striking out four during his five innings of work, lowering his ERA for the spring to 3.20.
Austin Romine, Gardner, and Judge all had run-scoring singles as they provided all the offense.
Jordan Montgomery struck out eight batters in 4 1/3 innings as the Yankees tied the Rays, 5-5, on Thursday afternoon >> Box score
- Montgomery allowed two runs on three hits while walking none during his 4 1/3 innings. His ERA this spring is 3.68.
- Ronald Torreyes went 2-for-3 with a home run.
- Aaron Judge went 2-for-3, and Greg Bird went 1-for-3 with a double...
Tags: Aaron Judge, Chasen Shreve, Greg Bird, Ronald Torreyes
The Yankees have a number of highly touted prospects, but what makes the organization's farm system one of the best in the game is its depth. With that in mind, let's discuss some second-tier prospects who might see some time with the big league club this season...
The Yankees have conducted a five-player competition this spring to find the team's No. 4 and No. 5 starters. Adams was not part of the competition, but he did enough last season and during the spring while in MLB camp to be considered an option down the road.
Adams, the Yankees' No. 8 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, recorded a 2.33 ERA across 127 1/3 innings at High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton in 2016, to go along with a 0.90 WHIP, 10.2 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9. This spring, Adams tossed four innings and had a 2.25 ERA in big league camp. It would not be surprising if he continues to climb the rotation ladder as the season progresses, making him a potential call-up in case of injuries within the MLB rotation.
Tags: Austin Romine, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Masahiro Tanaka, Mason Williams, Ronald Torreyes, Chris Carelli
With the loss of starting shortstop Didi Gregorius, the Yankees are showing interest in the Reds' Zack Cozart, the Tigers' Jose Iglesias and the Diamondbacks Nick Ahmed as potential replacements, NJ.com's Brendan Kuty reports.
Gregorius injured his shoulder while playing for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic and could miss all of April.
While the Yankees spoke with the Reds and Tigers about Cozart and Iglesias respectively, they said they weren't prepared to trade for either, reports George A. King III of the NY Post.
The Yankees no-hit the Tigers during Friday's 3-0 win >> Box score
- Masahiro Tanaka started the game, holding the Tigers hitless over the first 4 1/3 innings while walking two and striking out six.
- Chasen Shreve tossed 0.2 hitless innings in relief of Tanaka, and Jordan Montgomery finished the no-hitter off by pitching the last four innings.
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
The Yankees made infielder Starlin Castro available in trade talks this offseason, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
"Meanwhile, the Yankees have been unable to deal Brett Gardner, Chase Headley or Starlin Castro, who they let some clubs know was available," wrote Sherman. "To date, that has kept them from pushing for a pricey reliever."
The 26-year-old was acquired by New York last offseason in the deal that sent RHP Adam Warren to the Cubs.
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
The Yankees opened an early 7-0 lead and beat the Rays, 11-5, on Wednesday night in Tampa.
- RBI singles from Gary Sanchez, Brian McCann, and Ronald Torreyes in the first inning gave the Yankees a 3-0 lead
- In the second inning, Sanchez hit a three-run homer and Didi Gregorius added a sacrifice fly to extend New York's lead to 7-0.
- The Rays hit four home runs in the third inning off Masahiro Tanaka -- including back-to-back-to-back shots -- to cut the lead to 7-4.
- Sanchez hit a solo homer (his 19th of the season) in the sixth inning to make it 8-4, Yankees.
- Brad Miller's solo homer in the eighth inning cut Tampa's deficit to 8-5.
- An RBI single from Mason Williams and two-run homer from Donovan Solano in the ninth inning upped New York's lead to 11-5
As the Yankees try to desperately inch their way back into the playoff race (again), Sanchez continues to elevate his game to meteoric heights.
CC Sabathia gave up a three-run home run to Hanley Ramirez in the fifth inning and Tyler Clippard gave up a go-ahead solo homer to Ramirez in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees got swept by the Boston Red Sox in a 5-4 loss on Sunday at Fenway Park. >> Read more
- Ramirez went 3 for 4 with four RBIs. His solo homer off Clippard broke a 4-4 tie.
- Sabathia made a throwing error on a Mookie Betts lineout that prolonged the fifth inning. With two on and two out, Ramirez hit a three-run home run to cut the Yankees' lead to 4-3.
- Jackie Bradley Jr. hit an RBI single in the sixth inning off Sabathia to tie the game at 4.
- Sabathia gave up four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings.
- Gary Sanchez went 3 for 5 with a solo home run.
- Didi Gregorius hit an RBI single in the first inning to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Sanchez's home run in the third inning made it 2-0.
- Brett Gardner and Ronald Torreyes grounded into run-scoring fielder's choices in the fourth inning to make it 4-0.
- Drew Pomeranz allowed four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.
The Yankees' inability to put away the Red Sox with tack on runs, coupled with Yankees' manager Joe Girardi's ill-advised moves (and non-moves) with his relievers contributed to a devastating series sweep.
Tags: Brett Gardner, CC Sabathia, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Boston Red Sox, Ronald Torreyes, Tyler Clippard
When the New York Yankees began trading away their best players before the non-waiver deadline, a postseason berth seemed years away. That sentiment seemed crystal clear when the Yankees handed starting jobs to Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge, two of the teams vaunted prospects.
The moves made (and still make) sense. Carlos Beltran was gone and the Yankees were getting limited production from veteran Brian McCann behind the plate. The Yankees also brought up Tyler Austin to split time with a struggling Mark Teixeira at first base and rookie utility man Ronald Torreyes also began to get more playing time.
In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.
It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.
Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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.
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.