4/19/2015 | Miller rising to stage in save situations
There was no crash course given on how to handle the pressures of the ninth inning, but since Andrew Miller seems to be handling the adjustment just fine, there is no reason for the Yankees to tinker with the formula.
4/19/2015 | All cylinders clicking as Yankees find groove
Last week, Alex Rodriguez stood in front of a locker in the visiting clubhouse at Camden Yards and spoke about the "four facets" that the Yankees needed to do consistently if they were to achieve their goals this season: good pitching, good defense, timely hitting and baserunning.
4/19/2015 | Pineda helps Yankees finish sweep of Rays
Chase Headley and Mark Teixeira each drove in a pair of runs to support another solid effort from Michael Pineda, helping the Yankees complete a series sweep of the Rays with a 5-3 victory on Sunday at Tropicana Field.
4/19/2015 | Young, Yankees proving mutually good fit
Part of the appeal for Chris Young in last season's borough switch was that he was able to keep the same apartment, commuting to Yankee Stadium instead of Citi Field. The veteran outfielder has discovered that he is much more at home wearing pinstripes.
4/19/2015 | Sabathia, Simon to duel as Yanks, Tigers open set
The Yankees and Tigers will open a four-game series on Monday at Comerica Park, with left-hander CC Sabathia taking the ball against right-hander Alfredo Simon.
4/19/2015 | Tanaka zeros in with 7 shutout innings
Masahiro Tanaka was not thrilled with his first two outings of the year, but even the harshest critic could not find much to be upset about in No. 3 on Saturday night. He held the Rays to two hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking none in a 9-0 victory at Tropicana Field.
4/18/2015 | Yankees seek sweep of Rays behind Pineda
The Yankees will be in search of a three-game sweep of the Rays in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, with right-hander Michael Pineda opposing Tampa Bay rookie Matt Andriese.
4/18/2015 | With Tanaka dealing, Yankees slam Rays
Masahiro Tanaka held the Rays to two hits over seven innings, and Chris Young's grand slam fueled the seven-run seventh in the Yankees' 9-0 victory Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Jake Odorizzi was quality for the home team, surrendering three runs across six-plus innings.
4/18/2015 | Drew's 100th homer puts him, brother in elite group
Stephen Drew slugged his 100th career home run in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field, joining his brother J.D. as the eighth pair of brothers to each hit at least 100 homers in the Major Leagues.
4/18/2015 | A-Rod swinging hot bat as he adjusts to DH
Alex Rodriguez has repeatedly said he did not know what to expect coming into this season, shaking off the rust following what essentially was a 17-month layoff, but it is difficult to imagine his first 10 games having a greater impact on the field for the Yankees.
4/18/2015 | Beltran could sit out weekend with head cold
Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran could be sidelined for the rest of the weekend due to illness, manager Joe Girardi said on Saturday. "He's got that bad congestion, a bad cold that's kind of been going around our team," Girardi said.
4/18/2015 | Miller finishes off solid effort by Yanks' bullpen vs. Rays
The bullpen phone rang last for Andrew Miller once again, and though the Yankees have not officially named Miller as their closer, he certainly appears to be comfortable handling the duties of the ninth inning.
4/17/2015 | A-Rod collects first multi-HR game since 2012
Alex Rodriguez continues to swing a hot bat for the Yankees, homering twice off Rays pitching on Friday to increase his career total to 658.
4/17/2015 | Yanks considering using sixth starter on occasion
The Yankees began a stretch Friday that will see them play 30 games in the next 31 days, and manager Joe Girardi said that the club is seriously considering inserting a sixth starter at some point to alleviate the strain on its rotation.
4/17/2015 | Gardner feels good after taking swings in batting cage
Brett Gardner said that his bruised right wrist is improving, and he hopes that a full batting-practice session Friday will permit him to return to the Yankees' lineup.
4/17/2015 | Odorizzi draws Tanaka as Rays-Yanks series continues
The Rays and Yankees will resume their weekend series Saturday night at Tropicana Field, with Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi opposing New York's Masahiro Tanaka.
4/17/2015 | A-Rod carries Yanks past HR-happy Rays in series opener
Alex Rodriguez hit career homers 657 and 658, then added the decisive hit, an RBI single in the eighth, for his fourth RBI of the night to lead the Yanks to a 5-4 win over the Rays, who got back-to-back homers by Allan Dykstra and Logan Forsythe on Friday night.
4/16/2015 | With MRI's good news, Gardner eyes return
Brett Gardner had an MRI on Thursday that confirmed a bone bruise on his right wrist, as previously diagnosed by an X-ray taken earlier this week. Gardner was hit on the right wrist by the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen in Monday's 6-5 Yankees victory. X-rays were negative on Gardner, who is expected to return to the lineup on Friday against the Rays.
4/16/2015 | Inbox: Story behind Betances' pitch selection?
Why has Dellin Betances moved off the speed game? Is Didi Gregorius trying to do too much too fast? Bryan Hoch examines these questions and more in the first regular-season Inbox.
4/16/2015 | With big shoes to fill, Didi looking to find his footing
The Yankees have stressed that they aren't measuring Didi Gregorius against his Cooperstown-bound predecessor, and they also believe that they have not seen the best he has to offer yet.
4/16/2015 | Miss the players, not the game: Jeter content in retirement
Former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is staying busy with his The Players' Tribune venture and other charity work, but he said Wednesday night on SiriusXM radio that he doesn't miss the game "at all."
4/16/2015 | Rare bullpen blip spoils Eovaldi's bid for first win
Nathan Eovaldi was halfway to his first win with the Yankees, but the normally excellent bullpen had a rare off-night and let the lead slip away in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to the Orioles.
4/15/2015 | Yanks' offense still searching for boost as A-Rod swings big
Alex Rodriguez said his 656th career home run in the fourth inning of Wednesday's loss to the Orioles felt "amazing off the bat," and the best ball he has hit all year.
4/15/2015 | Karns leads Rays in return home vs. Yankees
Nathan Karns makes his third start of the season for the Rays in Friday's series opener against the Yankees at Tropicana Field. The Yankees counter with Adam Warren.
4/15/2015 | Five-run sixth sends O's to series win over Yanks
Chris Davis drove in three runs, including a two-run double during a five-run sixth, and Delmon Young broke a 3-3 tie in that inning with a pinch-hit RBI single in the Orioles' 7-5 win over the Yankees over Jackie Robinson Day Wednesday.
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