It’s a fight for survival at the top of the AL East , where some weird stuff could happen if the standings remain static.
Curtis Granderson hit two home runs, Robinson Cano also homered and the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Wednesday night to remain tied for first place in the AL East.
Rafael Soriano has been so reliable for the New York Yankees that they’ve hardly missed a beat without Mariano Rivera. Until now.
The Yankees made the move on Thursday after an MRI revealed the problem. The team said that treatment will consist of medicine and rest, and that the right-hander will not play catch for five days.
Lester shut down the Yankees’ offense for seven innings, the Yanks nemesis Pedro Ciriaco was 4 for 4 as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-1.
Nick Swisher hit a grand slam off Ryan Dempster and drove in five runs, Derek Lowe closed with four shutout innings in his Yankees debut and New York beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night.
CC Sabathia is heading to the disabled list as he’s suffering from elbow stiffness.
Kyle Fansworth lost control in 8th, set up a silver platter for Robinson Cano who delivered the game-winning, go-ahead RBIs. Yankees won 4-3 on Sunday.
It’s a good thing the Yankees hold a five-game lead over Baltimore. New York might need every bit of the head start after losing their top two pitchers Wednesday.
Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer off fill-in closer David Robertson in the ninth inning, falling down on a twisted ankle as he finished his swing, and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied to beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Wednesday night.
After 126 games, 77 starts, 49 relief appearances and 472 innings in the majors, Neil Keefe still isn’t sure what Phil Hughes is.
… and Bridget Jones’s Diary was still in theaters. Yes, it’s been that long.
Mike Moustakas matched a career high with three RBIs and made a defensive gem in the ninth for Kansas City Royals in their 4-3 win over the Yankees, backing a strong start by Danny Duffy.
A Notre Dame alum, the 25-year-old hurler has been solid for the Bronx Bombers this season out of the bullpen. In six appearances, Phelps boasts a 3.57 ERA with seven walks and 14 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched.
CC Sabathia went 8 strong innings on Sunday as the Yankees defeated the Tigers, 6-2.