When the Yankees needed a big effort Wednesday night, A.J. Burnett came up small. That’s the way it has gone for them almost all season against the rival Red Sox.
The last time Boston came to the Bronx, it was tied for last place in the AL East. This time, the Yankees and archrival Red Sox will be in their more customary roles of playing for the division lead.
With the New York Jets losing to the Green Bay Packers earlier Sunday, the Patriots’ win over Minnesota sends them to the top of the AFC East at 6-1.
Rex Ryan and his coaching staff huddled up before the bye-week break and drew up a game plan for an imposing opponent: the New York Jets. It was time for some self-scouting.
Bill Belichick has seen a lot in his 36 NFL seasons. But a league executive praising a player who simply observed the rules?
While New England pulled into a tie with the idle New York Jets atop the AFC East, the four-time defending AFC West champion Chargers tumbled to 2-5, their worst start in four seasons under Norv Turner.
Bruce Chen, a journeyman left-hander who began the season in the minors and had a 1-13 record in the previous four years in the majors, knocked the Tampa Bay Rays into second place in the AL East.
After splitting two extra-inning games, the Yankees and Rays conclude their current series Wednesday night.
Seven upcoming meetings between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays could go a long way toward determining the AL East champion. The first may also help sort out the race for the AL Cy Young Award.
The Yankees beat up on Oakland again Tuesday night in a 9-3 win over the Athletics. The win moved the team into sole possession of first place.