The Baby Bombers headed home for their Yankee Stadium opener with pediatric pains.
After rallying to beat Baltimore 7-3 on Sunday, the Yankees finished 2-4 on their season-opening road trip. Michael Pineda (0-1) starts Monday for New York against Alex Cobb (1-0) and the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bronx.
"It's going to be packed," right fielder Aaron Judge said. "Fans are going to be excited."
Power-hitting catcher Gary Sanchez was put on the 10-day disabled list after straining his right biceps against the Orioles on Saturday, and first baseman Greg Bird missed his second straight game Sunday because of a bruised right foot and flu-like symptoms. Tyler Austin broke a bone in his left foot when he fouled off a pitch during batting practice early in spring training.
Oh, and among the veterans, shortstop Didi Gregorius is on the disabled list after straining his throwing arm during the World Baseball Classic.
Still, the Yankees looked forward to getting home, where they play 15 of their next 21 games. >> Read more
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