9/20/2014 | Jeter stands out, but Yanks' comeback bid stalls
Chris Capuano ran out of steam and the Blue Jays batted around for three runs in the sixth inning on Saturday, rallying for a 6-3 decision at Yankee Stadium to snap the Bombers' three-game winning streak. With the loss, New York fell to 4 1/2 games behind the Royals for the second American League Wild Card spot.
9/20/2014 | Wrist forces Tex to exit; Beltran to consider surgery
Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran have been dealing with nagging injuries throughout the season, and on Saturday, they both experienced more frustrating setbacks.
9/20/2014 | Jeter alone in ninth place with 1,920th run scored
Captain Derek Jeter scored the 1,920th run of his career in the Yankees' 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday, breaking a tie with Alex Rodriguez for sole possession of ninth place on baseball's all-time list.
9/20/2014 | Hamstring sidelines Ellsbury; timetable not set
After beating out an errant throw from Jose Reyes with the bases loaded in the fourth inning of the Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday, Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the bag in some pain. He remained in to run the bases, but manager Joe Girardi pulled Ellsbury before the fifth inning. An MRI exam shortly afterward revealed a mild right hamstring strain, but the center fielder is hopeful he can return before the end of this homestand, if not the season.
9/20/2014 | Bonus Jeter: Yankees will open gates early for BP
Fans hoping to get one more look at Derek Jeter will have the opportunity to arrive early and watch the Yankees captain and his teammates take batting practice during the team's final regular season homestand of the year.
9/20/2014 | Stroman aims to cool off Yanks, help Jays snap skid
Staring down a six-game suspension for throwing at an opposing hitter, Marcus Stroman will make his scheduled start against the Yankees on Saturday while his pending appeal rests with the league. He'll look to help the Blue Jays snap a six-game losing streak, while the Yanks, who are 4 1/2 games behind the Royals for the second AL Wild Card spot, go for their fourth straight victory behind lefty Chris Capuano.
9/19/2014 | Yanks win third straight behind Ellsbury, Kuroda
On a chilly Friday night, the Yankees continued their strong effort on the mound but at least temporarily found life with their bats. Jacoby Ellsbury contributed three RBIs, and New York pelted Toronto starter Mark Buehrle for eight hits, edging out the Blue Jays in a 5-3 victory at Yankee Stadium.
9/19/2014 | Ellsbury strains right hamstring hustling down line
After beating out an errant throw from Jose Reyes with the bases loaded in the fourth inning of the Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays, Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the bag in some pain. He remained in to run the bases, but manager Joe Girardi pulled Ellsbury before the fifth inning with a strained right hamstring and the center fielder underwent an MRI soon after.
9/19/2014 | Tanaka likely to throw 70-75 pitches in Sunday start
After a successful bullpen session Thursday and some more long-toss throwing Friday, Masahiro Tanaka appears ready to make his first start since early July on Sunday.
9/19/2014 | Kelley not pleased with Bautista's reaction after homer
Shawn Kelley will admit that he missed his location. His batterymate, Francisco Cervelli, will admit that he called the wrong pitch. Either way, the combination resulted in Jose Bautista smacking Kelley's high fastball into the left-field seats to tie Thursday's game in the eighth inning. But it's what came directly after Bautista's swing that may have angered Kelley the most, when the Blue Jays slugger slammed his bat down and began cursing as he rounded the bases.
9/19/2014 | Blue Jays, Yanks out to keep playoff hopes alive
Neither team has been mathematically eliminated, but the playoff chances of the Yankees and the Blue Jays are dwindling by the day. After a win over Toronto on Thursday, the Yankees pulled within five games of the A's for the second American League Wild Card spot, while the Blue Jays remained six games back. Toronto's Mark Buehrle faces New York's Hiroki Kuroda in the second game of the four-game series Friday night.
9/18/2014 | Yanks walk off on error to gain in Wild Card
Chase Headley hit a grounder that rolled under first baseman Adam Lind's glove in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring Antoan Richardson from third base to give the Yankees a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
9/18/2014 | Jeter thanks fans in special commercial, then homers
Derek Jeter's final homestand will be met with many emotional goodbyes from fans over the next week. But before he even made it to the ballpark Thursday, a Gatorade commercial anticipating and celebrating the Yankees captain's farewell already had made its way onto the Internet. Jeter then thanked the fans with his bat in a way he hadn't the entire season, belting his first homer at Yankee Stadium in the sixth inning.
9/18/2014 | Beltran available off the bench for Yankees
Carlos Beltran wasn't in the Yankees' clubhouse and didn't take batting practice with the team before Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, but manager Joe Girardi said he was available to play off the bench.
9/18/2014 | McCarthy caps strong start with immaculate inning
It had been a good seventh inning, Brandon McCarthy thought as he returned to the visiting dugout on Wednesday. It wasn't until later that he learned it had actually been an immaculate one.
9/18/2014 | Betances breaks Mo's single-season K's mark by reliever
After recording two strikeouts in his scoreless eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field, Dellin Betances owns the Yankees' single-season strikeout mark for relievers, breaking Mariano Rivera's 1996 record of 130.
9/18/2014 | Jeter begins final homestand as Blue Jays fly in
As the Yankees and Blue Jays, both six games back in the American League Wild Card race, battle at Yankee Stadium in the opener of a four-game series Thursday, Derek Jeter will begin his final homestand before his retirement.
9/17/2014 | Beltran takes leave after wife's miscarriage
The Yankees have offered their condolences to Carlos Beltran and his wife, Jessica, who announced on Wednesday evening that a miscarriage has resulted in the loss of their first son.
9/17/2014 | Call quickly overturned after Rays' challenge
The Rays challenged a call in the eighth inning Wednesday night and won before falling to the Yankees, 3-2, in the series finale at Tropicana Field.
9/17/2014 | A clean win: McCarthy leads Yankees in St. Pete
There was no spillover from the previous evening's incidents, just clean ball, and Brandon McCarthy wrapped up seven strong frames with an immaculate inning as the Yankees defeated Tampa Bay, 3-2, snapping a three-game losing streak. They remained six games back in the American League Wild Card race.
9/17/2014 | Reflections: Jeter a part of Rays' own stories
The Rays have been there for Derek Jeter's moments, of course. There've been plenty over his 20-year MLB career -- like when he hammered a home run off Tampa Bay ace David Price for his 3,000th hit. But Jeter's been there for the Rays' moments, too.
9/16/2014 | Zimmer jersey highlights Rays' Jeter tribute
Derek Jeter has been a formidable rival for many teams around the league over the years, but there is a different sense of the retiring Yankees captain around these parts. To the Rays, he is also a neighbor.
9/16/2014 | Tex out with wrist pain; Girardi unsure of return
Mark Teixeira was held out of the Yankees' starting lineup against the Rays on Tuesday with discomfort in his surgically repaired right wrist, and manager Joe Girardi said that he is not certain when the veteran first baseman will be ready to return.
9/16/2014 | Tanaka tentatively slated to start on Sunday
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
9/16/2014 | Appendectomy ends Prado's season
Martin Prado, a multi-skilled veteran infielder and outfielder, underwent an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday and likely won't have enough time to recover and return to the field for the Yankees.
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