Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run homer and Robinson Cano singled in two runs during a five-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees picked up an ineffective CC Sabathia to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Friday night.
The Mets fan already knows where his team will be on Halloween. And soon they will be joined by some overpriced, pinstriped clowns across the river.
Derek Jeter comes back on Monday night. Yes, again. Jeter represents the last bit of hope for the Yankees, hope that he might be the final piece of the puzzle for a team that’s clawed back into the playoff race.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
“I didn’t like it,” designated hitter David Ortiz said. “I don’t think it was the right thing to do. But we don’t all think alike, and the guy who did it — Dempster — is a great guy.”
Don’t look now, but the Bombers are creeping up in the standings with Alex Rodriguez back in the middle of the lineup and Alfonso Soriano absolutely crushing the ball.
Cy Young? Maybe, maybe not. But Hiroki Kuroda has pitched well enough to dream. And Matt Harvey’s season speaks for itself. It would be nice if the year ended with a little positive history.
Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the Yankees’ bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Alejandro De Aza’s two-run double in the 12th rallied the Chicago White Sox to a 6-5 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, hours after New York’s Alex Rodriguez appealed his suspension.
Sabathia (9-10) is 0-4 in his last five starts. It’s the second-longest losing streak of his career, behind a five-game skid from July 6-30, 2005, while with Cleveland.
Jeremy Hellickson retired Yankees newcomer Alfonso Soriano with the bases loaded to preserve an early lead and the streaking Tampa Bay Rays tagged CC Sabathia once again, beating New York 10-6 Friday night.
After surrendering seven runs on nine hits in just five innings of work against the rival Red Sox on Sunday night, CC Sabathia is beating himself up following his lousy performance.
Once Derek Jeter retires — his suddenly balky body is hastening the process — and assuming Mariano Rivera makes good on his curtain call, Harvey will have Broadway to himself.
The lack of power on this team is staggering. A three-game series at Fenway Park without a single home run? That hasn’t happened to the Bombers since 1995.
Mike Napoli hit a three-run shot after the Red Sox fell behind early, then he ended the game with a solo shot with two outs in the 11th inning, and Boston beat the Yankees 8-7 on Sunday night.