Cockrell Named Yankees Hitting Coach, Replacing PentlandNew York said Monday that Marcus Thames will take over from Cockrell as assistant hitting coach.
Keefe To The City: The Blame GameWe are on day 4 of the offseason, and yes, I'm still devastated. The players are the ones to blame, and there is a lot of blame to go around.
Yankees Beat Twins 6-1 To Return To ALCSPhil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings, Marcus Thames and Nick Swisher homered and the Yankees beat the Twins 6-1 Saturday night to complete yet another three-game sweep of Minnesota and return to the AL championship series.
Pitching Dooms Yankees, Rays Within Half-GameB.J. Upton and the Tampa Bay Rays knocked around CC Sabathia, took a few lumps of their own and left the Bronx with the confidence - and schedule - that could carry them to an AL East title.
Thames Launches Yanks To 8th Straight WinMarcus Thames launched a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Saturday to set a season high with their eighth straight victory.
Keefe To The City: Yankees Feeling Good In FirstSweeny Murti joins Neil Keefe to talk Yankees baseball, as the team prepares for the final stretch of the regular season and the postseason.
Yankees To Face A's Emerging Ace CahillThe New York Yankees got the best of Trevor Cahill last month, as Alex Rodriguez hit a pair of homers in a win over the Oakland Athletics' budding ace. Beating Cahill again might prove to be much more difficult.
Thames Powers CC To 18th WinSabathia (18-5) struck out nine in seven innings, but allowed five runs and nine hits. The big left-hander has won five consecutive starts and is 14-2 in his last 17 outings.
Yankees Stuck In Neutral, Drop Rubber GameThe way they've fared against the Blue Jays this season, the New York Yankees will hope to have a little cushion in the playoff race before returning to Toronto in late September.
Bombs Away: Yankees Level Toronto 11-5Curtis Granderson hit a three-run homer, Marcus Thames added a two-run drive and three other Yankees hit solo blasts as New York pounded the Toronto Blue Jays 11-5 on Tuesday night.
Thames Delivers A Big Win For YankeesOnce Marcus Thames finally put the New York Yankees ahead, there was no way Mariano Rivera was going to have a repeat performance.
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