Tanaka solid, but Green stumbles as Yankees enter break with loss

The Yankees’ dominant bullpen has been responsible to a large degree for their first-half success, but as they prepared to scatter for the All-Star break, a lapse by the relief crew let them down. Michael Brantley launched a tiebreaking homer off Chad Green in a noisy eighth inning, sending the Yanks to a 5-2 loss to the Indians on Sunday... more

Romine’s wild scamper the difference for Yanks

Thinking back upon the sun-splashed, chain-link-fenced diamonds that Austin Romine called home while growing up in Southern California, he could not recall circling the basepaths for a Little League home run. That long-awaited opportunity would present itself Saturday evening, providing exactly the lift that his Yankees needed. Romine’s deciding dash highlighted an unorthodox win for the Yankees, who notched early... more

Late Yankee rally falls short in loss at Cleveland

There have been flashes of brilliance over Domingo German’s first dozen big league starts, leaving the Yankees enthused about his future as a big league contributor. There has also been enough inconsistency to prompt pause, so starting pitching remains the main concern for a club that expects to make a deep postseason run. Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each drove... more

Hicks clutch late, propels Yankees past Indians

The dominant pitching forecast for a meeting of two of the top finishers in last year’s American League Cy Young Award chase may not have materialized, but Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius blasted big homers to set up Aaron Hicks’ go-ahead RBI double in the eighth inning, leading the Yankees to a 7-4 victory over Corey Kluber and the Indians... more

Gray strikes out 8 Orioles in 6 scoreless innings as Yankees roll

The words “Happy Flight” were scribbled in large block letters on a dry-erase board in the visitors’ clubhouse at Camden Yards on Wednesday afternoon, informing each passing member of the Yankees that the expectation was to leave town with a victory in hand. Sonny Gray’s strong outing and a trio of big swings ensured that there would be smiles in... more

Bird’s 4 RBIs not enough as Yankees lose on walk-off single at Camden Yards

The Yankees pitched to Manny Machado at least one too many times, watching the All-Star shortstop crack a pair of game-tying blasts to set up Jonathan Schoop’s game-winning single off Greg Bird’s glove at first base, helping the Orioles rally for a 6-5 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday at Camden Yards. Schoop’s ninth-inning hit was delivered off Dellin Betances... more

Yanks rout Orioles in nightcap after dropping first game

Luis Cessa fired six scoreless innings and Brett Gardner stayed hot with a two-run homer and three RBIs as the Yanks cruised in Game 2 for a split of the twin bill against the Orioles. Austin Romine also clubbed a two-run homer for New York, which is now 21-3 in games when Gardner homers dating to 2017. O’s starter Yefry... more

A little extra small ball gives Yankees win in 10th

With 18 innings at the office on their upcoming agenda, an extra-inning affair would have been the last thing on the Yankees’ wish list. Brett Gardner sent his grateful team toward the tarmac with a single in the top of the 10th inning, driving home the deciding run in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at... more

Yankees jump on Happ early, cruise past Blue Jays

The Yankees have been locked on each of J.A. Happ’s recent starts, believing that he can help in their quest to beat out the Red Sox in the American League East. Brett Gardner and Aaron Judge may have ensured that the veteran lefty flunked an audition to try on the pinstripes. Gardner and Judge opened the game with back-to-back homers... more

Hicks connects on career-high 16th homer but Yanks fall in Toronto

Aaron Hicks’ power surge continued north of the border on Friday, as the Yankees outfielder slugged his career-high 16th home run in the third inning of the Bombers’ game against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Hicks connected with a 2-2, 87-mph sinker from Toronto starter Sam Gaviglio, mashing a line drive to center field. It cut New York’s deficit... more

Stanton, Sabathia lead Yankees to 6-2 win over Braves

The beginning of Giancarlo Stanton’s career as a Yankee was often filled with more boos than cheers as the former Marlin made his transition to the Bronx, but as the slugger’s bat continues to get hotter, he’s beginning to flip the script. With the offense boosted by Stanton’s three-run homer in the third inning, blasts from Kyle Higashioka and Aaron... more

Yankees slip in East after Gray, bats struggle vs. Sox

The Yankees continue to insist that Sonny Gray — a celebrated midseason pickup nearly one year ago — possesses the raw ability to produce winning results at the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue, though they are baffled by the right-hander’s seeming inability to put it all together under the bright lights. Falling to the Red Sox for the... more

Sabathia masterful as Yankees overtake Red Sox

There was a gleam in CC Sabathia’s eyes as he stabbed a tapper to the first-base side of the mound, a rush of adrenaline momentarily erasing the consciousness that he has continued to work on a pair of balky knees. Charging toward the bag, he flipped the ball to Greg Bird, pumping his left fist before unleashing a PG-13-rated bellow.... more

Yankees shut down by Philly to finish 2-4 on road trip

Reclining in the visiting dugout at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday afternoon, Aaron Boone remarked that he tries not to look too far ahead on the schedule, even as the Yankees’ manager acknowledged that it was impossible not to prepare for their upcoming divisional showdown with the Red Sox. Limited to four hits over seven innings by Phillies starter Zach... more

Severino dominates again, Yanks beat Phillies 6-0

An additional layer of confidence develops within the Yankees’ universe on the days that Luis Severino is scheduled to walk to the mound, and with good reason. More often than not, they have learned to count on a fast-paced evening from a right arm that has earned its place among the game’s elite. Granted near-instant support as Aaron Hicks slugged... more
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