Yankees fans must stop blaming Jose Altuve for Astros’ cheating

Reggie Jackson shared an elevator the other day with Yankees fans, one of whom was telling his buddies how much he despised Jose Altuve. “I hate that little sawed off SOB,” the gentleman proudly told his chums. And that’s where Mr. October, now an Astros executive, entered the convo. “He’s my favorite player,” Jackson told … Read more

Aaron Judge states case again, lifts New York Yankees past Houston Astros on eve of arbitration hearing

NEW YORK — Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees have a hearing Friday to determine the three-time All-Star’s salary for the 2022 season. Whatever gets decided, the verdict has already come down in the Bronx: Judge is going to be worth every penny. The steady, 6-foot-7 slugger lined a game-winning single on the eve … Read more

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

Aaron Judge says he is looking forward to arbitration hearing with New York Yankees

9:18 PM ET Marly RiveraESPNWriter Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Aaron Judge intends to just “wear a nice suit” and “introduce myself and sit back” as a three-person arbitration panel debates whether the New York Yankees should pay their All-Star outfielder the $21 million salary he … Read more

Yankees’ Clay Holmes breaks one Mariano Rivera mark

TORONTO — Clay Holmes’ dominance has surpassed Mariano Rivera’s level. The Yankees closer made his 29th straight scoreless appearance Saturday in a 4-0 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Center, breaking Rivera’s franchise record for a relief pitcher that had stood since 1999. “Just for the fact that it’s Mariano Rivera makes it pretty … Read more

Yankees’ hot start leaving them far from satisfied

The Yankees arrived at Monday’s off day with the best record in baseball, their blazing hot start putting them in the company of some of the best teams in MLB history through 60 games. But their best player knows they haven’t done anything yet, which is at the heart of what’s driving the Yankees during … Read more