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9/23/2016 | Yanks, Jays continue Wild Card clash in Toronto

The Yankees' playoff hopes are dwindling, but a momentum-building win in Toronto could swing the tide forward. On the mound for New York on Saturday at Rogers Centre will be left-hander CC Sabathia, while the AL Wild Card-leading Blue Jays counter with Marcus Stroman.


9/23/2016 | Blue Jays break out, push Yanks back in WC race

After Francisco Liriano's six shutout innings preserved a narrow lead, the Blue Jays' previously struggling offense erupted for four runs in the seventh and two more in the eighth en route to a 9-0 win over the Yankees on Friday night at Rogers Centre.


9/23/2016 | Girardi not expecting Starlin back in Toronto

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he's not expecting second baseman Starlin Castro to return to the lineup during New York's four-game weekend series in Toronto.


9/23/2016 | Vote: Young talent up for Best Rookie Award

Voting is underway through Nov. 11 at MLB.com/awards to help decide who wins Best Rookie regardless of league affiliation, and all five of your candidates are currently playing key roles in pennant races: Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer, Indians center fielder Tyler Naquin, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Nationals center fielder Trea Turner.


9/22/2016 | Yankees know they must win '11 out of 10'

The Yanks had a few laughs as newcomers like Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin and Luis Cessa curiously eyed the onesies they would be wearing through Canadian customs. Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Rays removed some of the fun, but a loose attitude can only help in the face of what manager Joe Girardi called "the biggest series of the year."


9/22/2016 | Yanks trade veteran reliever Coke to Pirates

The Yankees completed a Minor League deal on Thursday, trading veteran left-hander Phil Coke to the Pirates for cash considerations.


9/22/2016 | 'Slight' forearm strain costs Tanaka next start

The Yankees announced before Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Rays that they will skip Masahiro Tanaka's next scheduled start after the American League's ERA leader underwent an MRI exam that revealed a small flexor mass strain in his right forearm.


9/22/2016 | Sanchez keeping Yankees' playoff hopes alive

The Yankees limped out of Fenway Park late Sunday night, stunned in four games by the streaking Red Sox, and with three of their key players hurt.


9/22/2016 | Pirates acquire veteran lefty Coke from Yankees

The Pirates have acquired veteran left-hander Phil Coke in a Minor League deal with the Yankees for cash considerations, the Bucs announced Thursday.


9/21/2016 | Seeking big sweep, Yankees call on Cessa

Finishing strong is mandatory for the Yankees if they want to keep their postseason hopes alive. That means taking care of business against a last-place team like the Rays.


9/21/2016 | Torre: Baseball after 9/11 had added purpose

Joe Torre remembers that morning as vividly as every other American. He was manager of the Yankees, and his club had been rained out the day before.


9/21/2016 | Sanchez fastest to 19 career HRs: 45 games

For the second time in as many nights, the Rays opted to pitch to Gary Sanchez with first base open. The Yankees' rookie sensation responded with the same result: a long three-run homer.


9/21/2016 | Butler fitting in with Yanks, open to '17 return

The thought of sitting out for the rest of the year crossed Billy Butler's mind as the highway miles rolled past last week, traveling to his in-law's home in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Without regular at-bats under his belt, the 10-year veteran was not sure if he was ready to help a team.


9/21/2016 | Pineda's 11-K outing helps set winning tone

By the time the Yankees grabbed the lead in the seventh inning on Tuesday, Michael Pineda had found a spot on a couch in the visiting clubhouse at Tropicana Field, cooling down from an 11-strikeout performance that was his best in some time.


9/21/2016 | Sanchez keeps up 'amazing' run with 17th HR

Surely, there were pitchers in 1927 who could not wait to test their skills against Babe Ruth, who went to battle against Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris in 1961, or who grumbled on a nightly basis when their club was handing out intentional walks to Barry Bonds in 2001.


9/20/2016 | Montgomery lifts RailRiders to first Triple-A National Championship

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre won plenty of games this season, but it was the 98th victory that officially gave them its first Triple-A National Championship.


9/20/2016 | Hicks returns; Ellsbury, Headley hope to soon

With their roster banged up following a rough weekend in Boston, the Yankees welcomed Aaron Hicks back from the disabled list on Tuesday while expressing hope that Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley will also return to action this week.


9/20/2016 | Refsnyder division winner for Man of Year Award

Rob Refsnyder has seen the word "overachieve" as an embodiment of the drive for success that has allowed him to reach the Major Leagues with the Yankees. As a result of his charitable outreach in the Tampa Bay area, it now means much more.


9/20/2016 | Go-ahead Gary: Rookie powers Yanks vs. TB

Gary Sanchez's increasingly convincing candidacy for the American League Rookie of the Year Award kept the Yankees' postseason dream alive for another day. Sanchez slugged a three-run homer off Brad Boxberger in the seventh inning, lifting the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.


9/20/2016 | Tanaka, Cobb set to duel in AL East matchup

Masahiro Tanaka has burst into the American League Cy Young Award conversation, and he will hope to keep the Yankees' playoff hopes alive when he faces Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. Alex Cobb will be making his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery for Tampa Bay, and he has a 3.06 ERA in his first three appearances.


9/20/2016 | McCovey makes Sanchez's Rookie of Year case real

Gary Sanchez may not know much about Willie McCovey. But between now and November, he's sure to learn a lot.


9/19/2016 | RailRiders and Chihuahuas seek first Triple-A National Championship

The Chihuahuas and RailRiders will face off Tuesday night at 8:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV in the 2016 Gildan Triple-A National Championship at AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tenn. The game will also be televised live on NBC Sports Network.


9/19/2016 | Vote: Esurance MLB Awards balloting begins

Voting is underway through Nov. 11 at MLB.com/awards to help decide the annual Esurance MLB Awards, recognizing 20 suspenseful categories and starting right now with Best Major Leaguer, Best Hitter, Best Pitcher and Best Rookie.


9/19/2016 | Tex will be honored in Yankees' season finale

The Yankees will honor retiring first baseman Mark Teixeira before their Oct. 2 regular-season finale against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium.


9/19/2016 | Inbox: What are Sanchez's ROY chances?

Does Gary Sanchez have a legitimate chance of winning the American League Rookie of the Year Award? Bryan Hoch answers this question and more in the latest Yankees Inbox.




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