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Kid stuff: Austin's homer gives young Yanks 5th straight win
NEW YORK — Tyler Austin wasn't sure if Yankees manager Joe Girardi would let him face a right-hander in the ninth inning.Switch-hitting veteran Mark Teixeira was still on the bench, and the right-handed hitting Austin isn't far removed from a long slump.Girardi stuck with the rookie, and he came through, helping the Baby Bombers continue their unlikely push into postseason contention.Austin hit a solo homer in the ninth to give New York its season-high fifth straight victory, 5-4 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night.
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Yankees no longer a feel-good story, they’re contenders
After a while, the unexpected becomes routine, and the crazy becomes customary, and that’s when you know you’re in the middle of something special. After a while it doesn’t matter who the hero of the moment is — Brett Gardner at the wall, Bryan Mitchell on the mound, Tyler Austin at the plate — because...
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Tyler Austin the hero of the night as Yankees keep on rolling
Gary Sanchez has cooled off and Aaron Judge continues to struggle — so leave it to Tyler Austin to do what he can to keep the Yankees’ youth movement going. Austin hit a walk-off homer with two outs in the ninth to give the Yankees a 5-4 win over the Rays. It was the Yankees’...
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Yankees’ new strategy for helping Aaron Judge snap slump
The Yankees coaching staff hasn’t been able to get Aaron Judge going since his call-up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Maybe the minor league staff will have better luck. Minor league hitting coordinator James Rowson has been with the Yankees this week and has seen Judge struggle before — though probably not to this extent. “He’s trying...
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The 2 closers Yankees could target this winter: ex-MLB GM
SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio channel host and former Mets GM Jim Duquette talks playoff push and offseason plans for both New York teams with The Post’s Justin Terranova. Q: Is this season a success for Yankees with or without playoffs? A: It’s exciting in that they only had to take a little step back and not...
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Vegas Play of the Day: Rays at Yankees
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
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Yanks’ Chris Carter eager to go after long winter waiting on job
TAMPA — Chris Carter admitted the waiting was the hardest part. “Definitely started to get antsy after Feb. 1 and not sure of what is going on,’’ said Carter, who agreed to a one-year deal for $3.5 million with the Yankees last week and reported to spring training Saturday at George M. Steinbrenner Field. “It...
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Adam Warren has mixed feelings about his Cubs World Series ring
TAMPA — Adam Warren spent just over half a season with the Cubs before being sent back to the Yankees prior to the trade deadline, but he’s still likely to get a ring from their World Series win in October because it’s customary for teams to give rings to everyone who played during the season....
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Mark Teixeira’s next step will be on your TV
Mark Teixeira will face a new kind of spotlight this season. The former Yankees first baseman, who retired at the conclusion of the 2016 season, has joined ESPN as a studio analyst, the network announced Tuesday. “I couldn’t be more excited to begin this next chapter of my baseball career with ESPN,” Teixeira said in...
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What Yankees’ bullpen freeze tells us about Hal’s budget
Here is what a big-market team that truly believes it is a contender does if Plan A does not work: It moves to Plan B, even if the secondary scenario forces it to spend more than they wanted. Only one New York team has behaved that way late this offseason. That it is the Mets...
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