Can the Blue Jays catch the Yankees?

No team made a bigger splash at the trade deadline than Toronto. With 13 more games against the Yankees, the Blue Jays have a shot at the AL East crown. Schoenfield: 10 big storylines

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A-Rod is the hitter of the month

On July 25, Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career. One of those three home runs traveled 450 feet, his third home run of the season longer than 450 feet. July home runs

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Teixeira drowns out deadline noise

All of the talk of major additions to the New York Yankees' roster was just that. Meanwhile, Mark Teixeira has been hitting like an MVP candidate. MLB Power Rankings

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10 big storylines for the second half

The trade deadline has passed, now it's time to consider the final two months of the season. Here are 10 big storylines to watch.

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Yankees failed to bolster pitching staff

The first-place Yankees only added a utilityman at the deadline, choosing to leave their starting rotation intact. This means CC Sabathia won't be pushed out of the rotation, even though he has no business pitching for a contender. Grantland: The 30

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Meaningful summer baseball in NYC

The Yankees (59-45) are 6 games up in the AL East. The Mets (55-50) are tied with the Nationals for the NL East lead. The last time both New York teams were in 1st place in August was 2006.

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Yankees heading home for the home stretch

The schedule softens considerably for the Yankees after Sunday, as they play the majority of their remaining games at friendly Yankee Stadium.

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Rapid Reaction: Yankees 12, White Sox 3

The Yankees' on-again, off-again offense was on again after taking Saturday night off and they return home with a series win over the White Sox.

Deadline woes for Cashman, Yankees

The Yankees failed to fill either their hole in the rotation or at second base. That'll be a problem for GM Brian Cashman when the loaded Toronto Blue Jays hunt them down. GM deadline grades (Insider)

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Yankees smash White Sox 12-3 in finale

The Yankees ended their 10-game road trip with a series win against the White Sox. Stephen Drew had 4 RBIs and Jacoby Ellsbury added 3 to back Ivan Nova's six innings of one-run ball. Box score

Yankees add to already huge lead

N.Y. added three more runs to the White Sox blowout in the 7th behind Stephen Drew's 2-run triple and Jacoby Ellsbury's RBI groundout. The Yanks lead 12-1 as they look to take the series. Follow live

Tex on a roll on the road

Mark Teixeira, who has reached base in 20 straight games, belted his 29th homer this season and 5th on the Yankees' 10-game road trip. The Yankees lead 9-0 against the White Sox. Follow live

Bombers break game open

Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner each hit 2-run singles as a part of a five-run fourth inning to give the Yankees a 6-0 lead against the White Sox. Jeff Samardzija has allowed all six runs on seven hits. Follow live

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Yankees pitching remains a huge gamble

In the words of George Steinbrenner III, New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman better be right about gambling on young pitchers.

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Final: White Sox 8, Yankees 2

Melky Cabrera hit a 3-run HR as part of a 4-run 5th, and Alexei Ramirez added a solo shot as Chicago cruised in the 2nd game of their weekend series. Box Score

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5122nd
Batting Average.2597th
On Base Percentage.3283rd
Slugging Percentage.4383rd
Earned Run Average4.0221st
Quality Starts4327th
WHIP1.2617th
BAA.25319th

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