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It's a big September series as Detroit Tigers host Baltimore Orioles
Somehow, against everyone’s predictions, the Orioles are in the second wild-card spot, leading the Tigers by one game.        
75 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Cy Young Award Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
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.
-1 points by Boston Herald | New York Yankees Baseball Joe Girardi Major League Baseball CC Sabathia Relief pitcher Pitcher Home run
Brian McCann backs up AL East title talk in powerful way
Gary Sanchez isn’t the only Yankees catcher capable of hitting long home runs. Brian McCann put on an impressive power display himself Thursday night, blasting a pair of solo homers in the Yankees’ 5-4 win over the Rays to open a four-game series at the Stadium. “It’s nice. You want to pull your weight around...
22 points by New York Post | Joe Girardi Major League Baseball New York Yankees Baseball Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals American League Babe Ruth
Mark Teixeira having most fun in final year — and he’s not playing
While the Yankees have made an unexpected run into the playoff chase, Mark Teixeira hasn’t had a hit in September in the final season of his career. Though the first baseman is going through the worst full season he’s ever had, Teixeira insisted it’s not bittersweet. “I’m actually enjoying it more,” Teixeira said before Thursday’s...
20 points by New York Post | First baseman New York Yankees Baseball statistics Mark Teixeira English-language films 2009 Major League Baseball season 2009 World Series Texas Rangers
Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler eager to see fellow Cuban Yulieski Gurriel
The sight of Yulieski Gurriel playing first base surprised fellow Cubans Aroldis Chapman and Jorge Soler.But Chapman and Soler have no doubts Gurriel will succeed with the Astros as he has in an impressive international career."He's an excellent athlete," Chapman said. "He has been a great asset,...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Baseball World Series New York Yankees World Baseball Classic Cuba National League
Study shows Broncos’ Mile High stadium cost federal taxpayers $54 million
The Denver Broncos are winning. U.S. taxpayers are not.
1056 points by The Denver Post | Tax Yankee Stadium Taxation in the United States New York Yankees Taxation Tax refund Subsidy Progressive tax
Sizzling Yankees move within 1 game of Tigers
Austin belts walk-off homer        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Joe Girardi New York Yankees American League Major League Baseball International League Mark Teixeira New York Mets 2009 Major League Baseball season
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...
672 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi National League The Bronx Boston Red Sox CC Sabathia Yankee Stadium San Francisco Giants
Sizzling Yankees move with 1 game of Tigers
Austin belts walk-off homer        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Joe Girardi New York Yankees American League Major League Baseball International League Mark Teixeira New York Mets 2009 Major League Baseball season
Tebow agrees to $100,000 bonus to sign with Mets
NEW YORK – Having flopped with the New York Jets, Tim Tebow will try to revive his career as an outfielder with the Mets.Four years removed from his last regular-season snap as an NFL quarterback, the 29-year-old agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Mets that includes a $100,000 signi...
1 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Heisman Trophy Minor league baseball Joe Girardi Tim Tebow New York Yankees National League Philadelphia Eagles
Staten Island Yankees ask fans to help pick new nickname
What, was “the Fresh Kills” taken? The Staten Island Yankees asked fans Thursday to help them pick the team’s new name, pitching them a bullpen full of miserable monikers. Fans of the minor-league squad have the unappetizing choice of the locally inspired names Bridge Trolls, Heroes, Killer Bees, Pizza Rats or Rock Pigeons. The Yankees’...
27 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball New York City Staten Island Yankees Manhattan New York Yankees Staten Island Brooklyn Minor league baseball
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’...
92 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Baseball statistics Alex Rodriguez 2009 World Series CC Sabathia 2008 Major League Baseball season Yankee Stadium Baseball terminology
Dodgers' breakup with Don Mattingly has worked out pretty well for all concerned
While the Dodgers were in Colorado early last month, third baseman Justin Turner and since-traded catcher A.J. Ellis slipped into a restaurant a couple of blocks from the team hotel. There, they shared a table with Tim Wallach and Lorenzo Bundy, a couple of former Dodgers coaches now with the Miami...
907 points by Los Angeles Times | National League San Francisco Giants Florida Marlins New York Yankees First baseman Baseball Clayton Kershaw Joe Torre
Angels' Mike Trout is having another big season, but he again won't be AL MVP
Since his first full season in 2012, statistics show that the Angels’ Mike Trout has been significantly more valuable than any other major league player. Yet, Trout has won only one American League most valuable player award. Neither of those facts seems poised to change in 2016. According to one...
42 points by Los Angeles Times | Tommy John surgery Major League Baseball Pitch Most Valuable Player Pitch Cleveland Indians New York Yankees Barry Bonds
Nova, Kang lead Pirates to 4-1 win over slumping Reds
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter to stay unbeaten with Pittsburgh and Jung Ho Kang hit a two-run double to key a three-run first inning as the Pirates defeated Cincinnati 4-1 on Thursday night, extending the Reds' losing streak to five games. Nova (12-6) pitched his second complete ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Baseball statistics Toronto Blue Jays New York Yankees Major League Baseball Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians World Series
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...
12 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi 2009 World Series Texas Rangers CC Sabathia 2009 Major League Baseball season Major League Baseball New York Mets
Buckley: Nice to have Red Sox relevant in September again
What you’re about to experience is what we’ve been missing for the last three years.We have us a September playoff race, people. The Red Sox are at Toronto’s Rogers Centre Friday night to open a crucial three-game set against the Blue Jays, beginning a stretch of 23 consecutive games against American League East opponents to close out the regular season. It’s going to be tense. It’s going to be dramatic. It’s going to be September.
238 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Major League Baseball Alex Rodriguez Chicago White Sox American League East 2004 American League Championship Series American League
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...
30 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Major League Baseball 2009 World Series Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves CC Sabathia National League Cleveland Indians
Nationals' Stephen Strasburg's aching elbow is not a season-ending injury, team says
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, who left his start Wednesday in the third inning because of discomfort in the back of his right elbow, has a strained flexor mass and there is no timetable for his return.  Paul Lessard, Washington’s director of athletic training,  says the injury...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball New York Yankees National League Atlanta Braves World Series Texas Rangers Walk-off home run Jackie Robinson
Braves set first game in SunTrust Park: exhibition vs. Yankees

54 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Fenway Park Yankee Stadium New York City Houston Astros Chicago White Sox
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 ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | New York Yankees Major League Baseball American League CC Sabathia San Francisco Giants American League East World Series Tampa Bay Rays
Critics of Mets’ Tim Tebow deal don’t get how this game works
Those who think Tim Tebow’s presence somewhere on a low-level minor league team will block some youngster’s dream don’t exactly know how this wheel works. Understand that teams employ a couple hundred minor leaguers to give a forum for perhaps 20-25 special ones to have teams with which to play and games in which to...
179 points by New York Post | Minor league baseball Major League Baseball New York Yankees Attention span Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves Tom Glavine
Yankees beat Jays, Red Sox remain one game out of first
NEW YORK – Jacoby Ellsbury overcame a first-inning deficit against R.A. Dickey with a two-run homer on the knuckleballer’s third pitch of the game, then added an RBI single to lead the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3, Monday.In a matchup of teams fighting for playoff berths as the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Baseball statistics Chicago White Sox Joe Girardi Boston Red Sox American League East
Tim Tebow signs minor league contract
The former Heisman Trophy winner worked out in front of MLB teams last week.         
8978 points by Arizona Republic | Major League Baseball New York Mets Minor league baseball Promotion and relegation New York City Citi Field New Jersey New York Yankees
Angels appear to have found a good fit for ninth-inning role in well-traveled Bailey
With his first pitch at his first home Monday, the Angels’ Andrew Bailey fired an errant fastball. When he received the ball back from his catcher, he surreptitiously glanced at the radar-gun reading flashing near Oakland Coliseum’s left-field foul pole.  Angels second baseman Cliff Pennington...
88 points by Los Angeles Times | Cy Young Award New York Yankees Oakland Athletics Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher
Yankees’ no-name reliever ‘super stoked’ after 1st MLB save
Just think of how many times Mariano Rivera felt the same way. “Great, awesome,” said Blake Parker, who was absolutely gushing about getting the save in the Yankees’ 7-6 victory over Toronto last night. But then, this was Parker’s first. And he got it by coming in relief of a beleaguered Dellin Betances and throwing...
16 points by New York Post | Joe Girardi New York Yankees Mariano Rivera Baseball Pitch English-language films Pitcher Tommy John
Tyler Austin gives himself the best 25th birthday present
A little more than an hour remained in Tyler Austin’s birthday and the newly turned 25-year-old was making one final birthday wish as Brett Gardner chased Justin Smoak’s shot to deep left field at Yankee Stadium: “Please catch it,” Austin recalled thinking. “Please catch it.” Gardner jumped and barely held on to the ball, giving...
10 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Joe Girardi Baseball statistics Mark Teixeira 2009 Major League Baseball season Yankee Stadium 2009 World Series Yankee Stadium
Red Sox notebook: Yoan Moncada takes seat on bench
SAN DIEGO — The hot corner has become a revolving door the past week, but Travis Shaw’s great game last night puts him in the driver’s seat for now.So what about Yoan Moncada?His assignment last night was just to sit and watch.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees David Ortiz Toronto Blue Jays 2004 American League Championship Series
Travis Shaw returns in throwback uniform for finale vs. Padres
SAN DIEGO — Travis Shaw was poised to take Yoan Moncada's spot at third base on Wednesday for the series finale against the Padres, as expected.The Red Sox were working out Shaw in left field with the belief that Moncada would see most of the time at third base, but Moncada has struck out in his last seven at-bats and Shaw may wind up seeing more time at the hot corner after all.
1 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball New York Yankees American League East Cleveland Indians Oakland Athletics American League
A capsule look at the AL East
Boston Red Sox2016: 93-69, first place, lost to Cleveland in ALDSManager: John Farrell (fifth season)He’s Here: LHP Chris Sale, RHP Tyler Thornburg, 1B Mitch MorelandHe’s Outta Here: DH David Ortiz, 3B Travis Shaw, RHP Clay Buchholz, RHP Koji Uehara, RHP Junichi Tazawa, RHP Brad Ziegler, C Ryan Hani...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Cy Young Award Tampa Bay Rays Cleveland Indians Chicago White Sox Toronto Blue Jays HotSpot
Benintendi, Swanson among MLB’s top rookies this season
Corey Seager helped the Los Angeles Dodgers make it all the way to the NL Championship Series last year. Michael Fulmer developed into a reliable part of Detroit’s rotation, winning 11 games for the Tigers with a 3.06 ERA.Here is a closer look at a group of rookies hoping to have a similar impact th...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox World Series New York Yankees Atlanta Braves National League Oakland Athletics
A-Rod admits he ‘made an ass’ of self in Francesa interview
At least he finally admitted it.
50 points by Daily News | Major League Baseball New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez YES Network WFAN Suzyn Waldman Boston Red Sox Texas Rangers
Chris Carter’s number of whiffs are high — even for him
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Chris Carter arrived with a reputation for striking out at an alarming rate, so Joe Girardi isn’t stunned the right-handed hitter is whiffing in more than half of his at-bats. “I have seen it before,’’ the manager said of Carter, who led the NL in whiffs with 206 last year with...
-1 points by New York Post | Baseball statistics Spring training Cleveland Indians Baseball New York Yankees Batting average Charlotte Sports Park Batting
Reggie Jackson sees greatness in Gleyber Torres
TAMPA — The path to The Bronx remains the same for phenom Gleyber Torres. It is just going to take a little more time because the Yankees don’t want to rush him. But he is coming quickly to the Yankees. Make no mistake. Though he was sent to minor league camp this week, the goal...
-1 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Oakland Athletics Major League Baseball Brian Cashman Reggie Jackson 1978 World Series 1977 World Series 1981 World Series
American League East capsules
American League East preview capsules         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays Cy Young Award Chicago White Sox American League East Cleveland Indians
Best pictures from Spring Training
       
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Baseball Spring training Boston Red Sox Baseball positions Philadelphia Phillies New York Yankees Florida Pitcher
Game thread: Tigers fall to Braves, 2-1
6:05 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit; Verlander takes the ball for Detroit        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Atlanta Braves 2008 Major League Baseball season Cy Young Award New York Yankees Chicago White Sox National Football League Florida
Boxing teams caught up in terrorist attack at UK Parliament
Italia Thunder boxing team and Hammersmith Boxing Academy were attending the launch of the British Lionhearts boxing team Year 2 project at the House of Commons at the time of the terrorist attack. Read Full Article at RT.com
-1 points by Russia Today | English-language films New York Yankees 2009 albums
Yankees' Montgomery, with 'funky' delivery, making case to start
The Yankees have been curious about Jordan Montgomery all spring.
-1 points by Daily News | New York Yankees Fastball Pitch 2009 Major League Baseball season Baseball statistics Perfect game Tampa Bay Rays Baseball
Dellin Betances sees no need to talk with Randy Levine
TAMPA, Fla. — Dellin Betances doesn't feel he needs to talk with Randy Levine after the New York Yankees president called the reliever a victim of "over-the-top demands based on very little sense of reality" by his representatives at an arbitration hearing Friday won by the team.The Yankees beat Betances in the year's final salary arbitration case, and the relief pitcher will be paid $3 million rather than his $5 million request.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Joe Girardi Baseball Relief pitcher Closer New York Yankees Bullpen Goose Gossage Major League Baseball
Why best and boldest Yankees lineup isn’t one Girardi will pick
TAMPA – Joe Girardi plans to look at a lot of lineups in spring training games and feels he cannot settle on a standard order until “we see how right field and first base pan out.” That process grew more serious Sunday with the Yankees’ full squad taking the field for the first time. There...
141 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Boston Red Sox Baseball Joe Girardi Perfect game 2009 Major League Baseball season 2009 Boston Red Sox season No-hitter
New York Yankees beat Dellin Betances in arbitration, team president rips agent
The Sports Xchange The New York Yankees won their arbitration case over reliever Dellin Betances on Saturday and then team president Randy Levine criticized Betances and his agent for requesting $5 million.
-2 points by UPI | Joe Girardi New York Yankees Closer Mariano Rivera Major League Baseball Goose Gossage St. Louis Cardinals Perfect game
Mets hope Cespedes can provide some Jeter moments in October
Yoenis Cespedes won the Mets over because they came to realize he was made for the New York spotlight.
53 points by Daily News | New York Yankees Baseball World Series Strikeout Major League Baseball 2000 World Series Yankee Stadium Reggie Jackson
It's time for Knicks to hire Patrick Ewing
The first Knick who should truly be welcomed home is No. 33, whether No. 34 makes it back first or not.
5 points by Daily News | New York Knicks National Basketball Association New York Yankees Chicago Bulls Jeff Van Gundy Michael Jordan Madison Square Garden Houston Rockets
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...
11 points by New York Post | New York Yankees CC Sabathia Foot Yankee Stadium Cleveland Indians Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball 2009 World Series
Reflective Tigers DH Victor Martinez grateful for late Mike Ilitch
Perhaps no player was more outspoken over the years about winning a World Series for Ilitch than Martinez.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Detroit Tigers Major League Baseball Jim Leyland Major League Baseball postseason Division Series World Series Detroit Red Wings New York Yankees
Las Vegas’ Ken Korach embarks on 22nd season in A’s broadcast booth
Veteran play-by-play man Ken Korach has called a perfect game and witnessed many baseball thrills, but has yet to catch a foul ball in the booth.
33 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Major League Baseball Baseball Oakland Athletics San Francisco Giants New York Yankees Chicago Cubs National League Atlanta Braves
Bryce Harper isn’t laughing off Syndergaard’s ‘douche’ rip
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Mets’ rivalry with the Nationals got that much juicier Saturday thanks to Bryce Harper. When asked about Noah Syndergaard’s Instagram comment from New Year’s Eve – Thor dropped the “Douche’’ hammer on Harper — Harper responded with these serious words at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: “I don’t...
273 points by New York Post | Major League Baseball National League New York Mets World Series New York Yankees Atlanta Braves St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants
Angels to stay in Anaheim through at least 2029
In his first news conference since October 2015, Angels owner Arte Moreno said Saturday that his team is staying at Angel Stadium for the foreseeable future. The franchise holds the right to opt out of its Angel Stadium lease in 2019 and has long been considering a move within Orange County around...
710 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Baseball park Years in the future Wrigley Field Orange County California Anaheim California New York Yankees Citi Field
Goose Gossage, stop taking shots at Yankees legend Mariano Rivera
Goose Gossage is at it again, dropping the hottest of hot takes and disparaging the greatest closer of all time.
80 points by Daily News | Closer New York Yankees Goose Gossage Rollie Fingers Mariano Rivera Save Relief pitcher Boston Red Sox