Ryan Hanigan homered twice and had six RBIs, and Chris Archer continued his dominance over the Yankees as the Tampa Bay Rays routed New York 16-1 on Saturday night.
Jordan Walden got the final out with the bases loaded after Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled star closer Craig Kimbrel, and the Braves held off the New York Mets 7-5 Saturday night.
Scouts said the 32-year-old “looked fit and healthy” following Tommy John surgery and his pitches were clocked between 87-93 mph, according Jon Heyman of WFAN and CBSSports.com.
CC Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the NewYork Yankees past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners.
Looking to add to Brandon McCarthy’s early troubles, the Mets can record their first series sweep at Chase Field in eight years by handing the Diamondbacks a sixth consecutive defeat Wednesday.
The real issues come with the fans who are just now showing up, and then heading home disappointed for missing their only chance to see Derek Jeter in person. The question for them is, “Where ya been?”
“It must be great to be perfect the way ESPN is,” Bob Bowman said during a panel discussion at the MLB Diversity Business Summit.
The Yankees had something special in store for Jackie Robinson Day. But the weather refused to cooperate.
Zack Wheeler pitched effectively, New York’s hitters lashed balls all over Chase Field and the Mets walked away with a much-needed win. What’s concerning is what it may cost them down the road.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other time that a Mets pitcher gave up three consecutive first-inning home runs was on July 23, 1996 at Coors Field.
Who’s on first? It’s complicated. “We have to do what it takes,” Beltran said after after taking over at the position midway through Sunday’s win. “I hope I don’t have to do it again.”
Two weeks into the season, BoSox manager John Farrell has had about enough of baseball’s expanded replay system. And, of course, it’s all thanks to the Yankees.
After blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning on one ill-fated pitch to Raul Ibanez, Jose Valverde needed a lift, and so did his New York Mets teammates.
Brian McCann put an emphatic end to his season-opening slump, hitting his first two home runs for the New York Yankees to help beat John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox 7-4 Saturday.
Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox finally gave Jon Lester enough run support for his first win of the year, 4-2 over the New York Yankees on Friday night.