Kansas City Royals
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Alex Rodriguez gave Will Smith a rude welcome to the major leagues Wednesday night, hitting two homers off the rookie to back another strong start for Andy Pettitte and lead the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals 8-3.
Robinson Cano homered, Phil Hughes beat Kansas City for the second time this month and the New York Yankees — still looking to bust out with the bats — eked out a 3-2 victory over the Royals on Tuesday night.
Dropped as low as seventh in the batting order for the first time in eight years, Mark Teixeira didn’t think it would make much a difference on what pitches he’ll see.
Felipe Paulino blanked New York for the second time in a month, and Mike Moustakas and Jeff Francoeur hit two-run homers to lead the Kansas City Royals over the reeling Yankees 6-0 on Monday night.
The Yankees’ offense erupted on Sunday as they tagged the Royals for 10 runs and won 10-4.
Russell Martin’s long homer off Jose Mijares in the seventh inning represented the only run for the Yankees
Derek Jeter belted a two-run homer, CC Sabathia went eight innings for the third straight time and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on an encouraging Friday night.
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.
Mariano Rivera is down, for how long remains to be seem. After the 42-year-old legendary closer found out he had suffered a torn ACL in his right knee he told reporters he had to get it fixed and then would reassess whether his career is indeed over.
The injuries are starting to pile up for the Yankees.
The Yankees want injured outfielder Nick Swisher to rest up before returning to the lineup next week. Swisher, however, had his sights set on an earlier date.
Watch out, Yankees. Major League Baseball is starting to spread the wealth.
In a year or two, Eric Hosmer could be an important piece of a Royals team that will likely be contending in the American League Central.
The New York Yankees agreed to a minor-league deal Wednesday with former Red Sox lefty Hideki Okajima. The 36-year old will have an opportunity to compete for a spot on the Yankees’ 2012 Opening Day roster in spring training.