Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks propel Yankees to big comeback win

Beforehand, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the arrival of the Astros in town the next few days would lead to “a shot-in-the-arm series.” For eight innings, though, that sounded like a shot-in-the- dark prediction. But then the Yankees brightened what has been a transcendent season. Trailing 6-3 and hitless since the first inning, they erupted … Read more

Yankees fall to Rays as Nestor Cortes struggles in loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees got back into Tuesday night’s game in an unlikely manner: a Marwin Gonzalez two-run homer in the top of the ninth that got them to within a run. The blast got them just where they’d hoped when the inning started, as Aaron Judge came to the plate as the … Read more

Yankees’ Jose Trevino, Gleyber Torres scratched from lineup

The red-hot Yankees had a pair of lineup scratches Sunday morning, but manager Aaron Boone did not seem too concerned about either one. Catcher Jose Trevino and second baseman Gleyber Torres were both in the original lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Cubs before they were eventually replaced ahead of first pitch. Still, Boone … Read more

Gerrit Cole made wrong kind of Yankees’ history

MINNEAPOLIS — Gerrit Cole made history Thursday night during the Yankees’ 10-7 victory over the Twins — just not the kind he and his team would like. The right-hander became the first pitcher in franchise history to allow three straight home runs to start a game when Luis Arraez, Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa homered … Read more

Nestor Cortes delivers another gem as Yankees stymie Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Yankees entered Tropicana Field to face their stiffest AL East competition battered and bruised — and on Thursday night, it didn’t matter. Just as he has all season, Nestor Cortes pitched like an ace, which allowed a makeshift Yankees lineup that didn’t get a hit off Ryan Yarbrough until the sixth … Read more

Surprising JP Sears gives depleted Yankees a pick me up

Just when things started to turn south for baseball’s best team, the Yankees turned to a young man of the south, the heretofore practically unknown JP Sears, a fresh face from South Carolina with a 95-mph max fastball that plays better than its gun readings , a wicked breaking ball and a penchant for strikes. … Read more

Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu might not start in opener

TAMPA — DJ LeMahieu was not in the Yankees’ Opening Day lineup in 2019 but still put together an All-Star season while piling up 655 at-bats. The infielder could be in a similar position on Thursday, but he and the Yankees would certainly take the same end result. Manager Aaron Boone was not yet ready … Read more