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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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14hAndrew Marchand

Rapid Reaction: Rays 8, Yankees 1

The New York Yankees played a terrible game as Ivan Nova, the defense and the offense had little in the 8-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Ramirez pitches Rays past Yankees

Erasmo Ramirez allowed just 1 run and 3 hits over 6 innings, as Tampa Bay avoided a sweep in the Bronx with an 8-1 win. Box score

Rays break open game against Yankees

Tampa Bay scored four runs in the 8th, thanks in part to two errors from 2B Jose Pirela, to extend its lead to 8-1. However, OF Stephen Souza Jr. left the game after getting hit by pitch in that inning. Follow live

Bronx Bombers enjoying home cooking

Yankees hitters have homered every 18.1 at bats in home games over the past 60 days, the best rate in the majors. New York goes for a three-game sweep of the Rays this afternoon.

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Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Rays 2

The Yankees overcame a rare blown save by Dellin Betances, beating the Rays in walk-off fashion for the second straight game

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Rays error allows winning run to score

The Yankees win in walk-off fashion for the second time in the last 16 hours after not having any for the season's first three months. Dellin Betances gets the win despite blowing his second save of the season in the top of the 9th inning. Box score

Rays tie Yanks in the 9th

A shocker at Yankee Stadium as Steven Souza Jr. is the first player to homer off Dellin Betances in more than 40 innings this season. The game is tied at 2. Follow live

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Rays hope to rally with Pineda out

Michael Pineda seemed to be pumped to wear his special cap to commemorate Independence Day. His slider velocity averaged 86.4 mph today -- his season average was 84.4. He's out of the game after 10 strikeouts in 7 scoreless innings. Follow live

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Pineda painting a masterpiece

Michael Pineda has 10 strikeouts through 6 innings today. This is his second double-digit strikeout game this season. Rays hitters have missed over 40% of their swings so far today. Yankees lead 2-0 in the 6th. Follow live

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Yankees give Pineda an early lead

Michael Pineda has 5 strikeouts in the first 3 innings as the Yankees lead 2-0. He's needed 45 pitches to get through three innings, so he's on pace to need some help from his bullpen to finish this game. Follow live

Out of their league

Almost exactly halfway through the season. the National League has pretty much gone to script, as all three preseason favorites lead their divisions. In the AL, no current division leader was projected to finish better than 3rd before the season started.

Michael Pineda perfect game watch

Each of the last two times Nathan Karns pitched for the Rays, his opponent had a perfect game through at least 6 innings. Monday, Cody Anderson had his perfect game broken up in the 7th inning and on June 24, Marco Estrada had his bid broken up in the 8th. Follow Live

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2dDanny Knobler

Game 81: Rays (42-40) @ Yankees (43-37)

Coming off a thrilling walk-off win against the Rays, the Yankees look to add to their AL East lead in a Fourth of July clash with Tampa Bay

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Lou Gehrig: Fact vs. Fiction

The speech that Gary Cooper gave as Lou Gehrig in "The Pride of the Yankees" is actually different than the one that The Iron Horse gave at Yankee Stadium 76 years ago today. Compare the two

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July 4, 1939: Lou's heart-breaking speech

Lou Gehrig is arguably the finest athlete New York City has ever produced. His body would eventually fail him, but his words on this day 76 years ago live on. 'An awful lot to live for'

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3792nd
Batting Average.25414th
On Base Percentage.3247th
Slugging Percentage.4255th
Earned Run Average4.0120th
Quality Starts3526th
WHIP1.2817th
BAA.25618th

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