Forget losing to bad teams. The next stretch of games against good teams could be make-or-break time for the Yankees, who again looked broken Sunday.
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Time to say goodbye to A-rod and Tex?
It might be time for the Yankees to consider buying out Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Yankees have 15 games until the All-Star break, which should be plenty of time for the veterans to show off their stuff. Otherwise, it's sayonara. New York Post
Tyler Duffey set down the first 17 Yankees batters and wound up pitching two-hit ball for eight innings while the Minnesota Twins backed him with six home runs to beat New York 7-1 Sunday.
Lineup: Yankees (37-36) vs. Twins (23-51)
- 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
- 2. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
- 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
- 4. Brian McCann, C (L)
- 5. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
- 6. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
- 7. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
- 8. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
- 9. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
- SP: Nathan Eovaldi, RHP Daily notes
Deep to the warning track ... with fries
A fan dropped a bucket of fries on the field, and Yankees LF Brett Gardner ran down the slices of spuds.
Although Saturday's start was against a lineup with minimal offensive power, Michael Pineda looked more like the pitcher the Yankees hope he can be.
The Yankees were forced to use their set of dominant relievers for a second straight day against the Twins, but the trio delivered once again.
Starlin Castro drove home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning with a sharp one-hopper scored an error on shortstop Eduardo Escobar, and the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins 2-1 Sat
Santana silencing Yanks bats
Ervin Santana was 1-5 with a 6.62 ERA in his previous six starts, but he's shut out New York through four innings at Yankee Stadium. Follow live
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman put on a show in the ninth inning, firing his first 10 pitches at 100 mph or more to earn a save against the Twins.
Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman combined for three innings of perfect relief for the second straight game, Rob Refsnyder hit a tiebreaking single and the New York Yankees took
Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer
Joe Girardi said " the plan" is for Mark Teixeira to rejoin the Yankees for Saturday's game, although there is a caveat: "Our plan is to give him today (off) to make sure that he's OK and then get him back in there tomorrow. " Teixeira, on the DL since June 4 with a cartilage tear in his right knee, just finished a 3-game rehab assignment for AAA Scranton, where he went 1-for-9 with a walk. Teixeira is hitting just .180 with 3 HRs and 12 RBI. "I know he's off to a slow start but I really don't think that's going to continue," Girardi said. "We expect him to be Mark."
Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer
No Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann or Ike Davis in tonight's Yankees lineup vs the Minnesota Twins and lefty Tommy Milone. Here's the lineup: Gardner lf, Refsnyder 1b, Beltran rf, Rodriguez DH, Castro 2b, Headley 3b, Gregorius ss, Hicks rf, Romine c. Tanaka pitching
Buster Olney talks to Karl Ravech and Justin Havens about whether teams on the fence should buy, sell or hold this July. Plus, Rob Biertempfel with an update on the Pirates.
With Mark Teixeira hobbled and not hitting, and Greg Bird out for the season, the Yankees have a weakness where they once had a strength. What's next?
Headley, Castro combine for rare feat
Chase Headley's second-inning grand slam coupled with Starlin Castro's walk-off homer marked the first time in Yankees history that one player hit a grand slam and a teammate hit a walk-off homer in the same game, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Wednesday's longest home runs
Ian Desmond's 447-foot blast off Reds reliever J.J. Hoover led the way on a day where Chase Headley and Starlin Castro had big games for the Yankees with a grand slam and walk-off home run, respectively.
Joe Girardi managed with a sense of urgency and was rewarded with a walk-off win as the Yankees desperately try to stay afloat in the AL East.
Castro's first walk-off HR wasn't cheap
Starlin Castro sent the Yankees home on Wednesday with a booming solo shot that traveled 428 feet to left field, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Starlin Castro hit a game-winning home run to lead off the bottom of the ninth, and the Yankees rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-8 on Wednesday.
Wind gives Headley some help on HR
Chase Headley's second-inning grand slam off Rockies starter Jon Gray on Wednesday traveled 425 feet, 35 of which was a result of strong winds, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
Alex Rodriguez is not the same player he was at this time last year. After the Rockies intentionally walked Carlos Beltran in a tie game with one out and a man on second to get to A-Rod, Rodriguez struck out. A-Rod is hitting .215. Brian McCann went on to groundout to end the inning.
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