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Sonny Gray pickles Orioles as Yankees sweep twin bill

Sonny Gray pickles Orioles as Yankees sweep twin bill
Preparing to make his first start in nearly a month, Sonny Gray (Pickles) huddled with catcher Austin Romine (Ro) early on Saturday, voicing an intention to fill the zone with his fastball, slider and splitter. Those pitches kept the Orioles’ aggressive lineup flailing, but the Yankees right-hander’s most important weapon might be his rediscovered confidence. A pair of excellent starting-pitching... more

Yankees agree to deal for Andrew McCutchen

Yankees agree to deal for Andrew McCutchen
The Yankees have agreed to acquire five-time All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Giants, a source told MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi on Thursday night. According to reports, the Yankees would send a pair of Minor League prospects to San Francisco to put the 31-year-old in pinstripes. McCutchen would provide needed outfield depth for the Yankees, who have been without slugger... more

Stanton’s HR so huge it brings rain, ends game as Yanks win

Stanton’s HR so huge it brings rain, ends game as Yanks win
Showers began pouring down a batter after Giancarlo Stanton’s 435-foot home run in the seventh inning, halting play that would never resume on Friday at Yankee Stadium. After waiting 85 minutes for the weather to subside, the Yankees were awarded a rain-shorted 7-5 win over the Blue Jays, snapping a two-game skid and capping a night they began fighting from... more

Gardner HR leads Yanks over Mets 4-1 as Tanaka hurt

Gardner HR leads Yanks over Mets 4-1 as Tanaka hurt
Brett Gardner has always enjoyed the heightened atmosphere of the Subway Series, saying that he is entertained by the jockeying that takes place in the grandstands, no matter which borough the game is played in. That surely made his trip around the bases in Friday’s intercity opener all the more enjoyable. Gardner slugged a tie-breaking home run in the eighth... more

Lugo, Frazier lift Mets over Severino, Yankees

Lugo, Frazier lift Mets over Severino, Yankees
The Mets arrived at Citi Field on Sunday facing an unenviable ultimatum: defeat Luis Severino, an early American League Cy Young Award candidate, or cap a winless homestand with their ninth straight loss. Increasing the degree of difficulty was the fact that their own starter, Seth Lugo, was stretched out only enough to give them approximately 80 pitches. On paper,... more
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