Mike Napoli hit a tying grand slam in the seventh, Shane Victorino had a go-ahead homer one inning later and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the New York Yankees 12-8 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.
“It’s a tough loss, there’s no doubt about it,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “But we have to bounce back. You can’t feel sorry for yourself.”
Aside from jamming the eject button on Andy Pettitte the other day and letting Joba Chamberlain combust on the mound, G.I. Joe has done a David Copperfield job on his club this year.
Do something for the fans, the ones who faithfully come out and sit in those expensive seats, whether behind the plate or in the bleachers, to watch this injury-depleted, controversy-entangled team. Do something to show them they count.
Eduardo Nunez hit a tying triple, Brent Lillibridge followed with a go-ahead single and the Yankees rallied against All-Star closer Joe Nathan in the ninth inning Tuesday night for a 5-4 victory over the Rangers.
With a depleted offense, the Yankees are looking to shop starting pitcher Phil Hughes in order to bring some bats into the lineup, according to a report.
The San Francisco Giants and Atlanta Braves have sent scouts to watch Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain in recent days, according to the New York Post.
Nelson Cruz homered and the Texas Rangers got consecutive two-run doubles from Adrian Beltre and A.J. Pierzynski in an 8-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Evan Longoria homered twice and drove in three runs, Matt Moore ended a personal three-game skid and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night.
If Wheeler can just get a fraction of Harvey’s traction, the sun could finally shine on Queens, where they could someday be Kings.
Injured New York Yankees infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are ready to start minor league rehab assignments. Both players could rejoin the Yankees as early as Friday after playing for Trenton on Wednesday and Thursday.
Mark Teixeira expects to suit up for a minor-league game with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez started his third week of on-field work by adding defensive drills and hitting in a cage.
At one point, Rivera told Chamberlain to lower his voice. Once Rivera’s interview was done, Chamberlain told Rivera in front of reporters: “Don’t ever shush me.”
The Yankees third baseman, recovering from hip surgery on Jan. 16, has been running at full speed and has been cleared to start workouts Monday at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.