2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
The Yankees blew an important game to the Blue Jays as the Orioles are chasing for the AL East lead.
New York, with a half-game advantage over the Baltimore Orioles, was finally going to get its veteran starter back on Tuesday. Instead, the game was postponed, and the left-hander will take the hill against Toronto on Wednesday.
Hiroki Kuroda pitched four-hit ball, Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in a four-run first inning and the New York Yankees completed a thorough sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 6-0, rain-shortened victory Wednesday.
Ricky Romero got right back up after a frightening line drive flattened him, twice retired Alex Rodriguez in dicey spots and pitched the Toronto Blue Jays past the New York Yankees 5-3 Friday night.
Ricky Romero kept pounding the strike zone, the New York Yankees kept making contact and the ball kept finding the gloves of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Alex Rodriguez’s home run drought is delaying him from reaching a statistical milestone. The New York Yankees could badly use a homer from their superstar right now, for more than symbolic reasons.