The Yankees also transferred first baseman Mark Teixeira to the 60-day disabled list. He’s out for the season with an injured right wrist.
Perhaps the artillery Girardi really needs, the big cannons, will come alive soon enough.
Cano looks for a seventh consecutive multihit effort to cap this trip and the Yankees complete a four-game sweep and hand the Twins a fifth straight defeat.
Zoilo Almonte provided much-needed pop in his first major league start, homering and adding two singles Friday night that led the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.
David Phelps followed the worst start of his young career with his best, allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings and getting home run help from Mark Teixeira as the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.
Obviously the Mets aren’t this good and the Yankees aren’t this bad. But the Yankees weren’t as good as they let on, and are now playing more like many of us thought they would a month ago.
The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Slumping infielders Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada sparked a five-run first inning that kept the New York Mets sailing along in this surprising Subway Series with a 9-4 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday night.
Brett Gardner, Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 on Friday night.
Justin Masterson pitched a four-hitter for his second shutout this season, leading the Cleveland Indians over the New York Yankees, 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.
Girardi took the unusual step Wednesday to help protect his left-handed heavy lineup against a Rockies bullpen filled with left-handed relievers.
Pinch-hitter Brennan Boesch hit a tiebreaking infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth off closer Rafael Betancourt and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid at Coors Field with a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.
Ladies and gentlemen, your Yankees lineup for Wednesday night in Colorado…
Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the tiebreaking run after a sixth-inning double to send the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 5-4 on Wednesday night.
The Yankees will have to make due without starter Ivan Nova and catcher Francisco Cervelli who both land on the DL.