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52-50, 4th in AL East
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OTD: Gehrig steals home, hits two homers

On this date in 1927, Lou Gehrig stole home in the third inning and later hit two home runs in the Yankees' 7-3 win over the Indians. The two homers gave Gehrig 35 on the season, putting him one ahead of Babe Ruth. '27 Yankees on Twitter

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Rays use pop to top Yankees (0:46)
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Odorizzi sharp as Rays beat Yankees 5-1

Jake Odorizzi pitched masterfully into the seventh inning, Logan Forsythe and Corey Dickerson hit solo homers in the first, and the Tampa Bay Rays cooled off the New York Yankees 5-1 Friday.

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Dickerson blasts solo homer to left (0:30)

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

No surprise with a righthander (Jake Odorizzi) starting for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight, but Alex Rodriguez is not in the lineup for the sixth straight game. Here's who is: Gardner 7, Ellsbury 8, Beltran DH, McCann 2, Teixeira 3, Gregorius 6, Castro 4, Headley 5, Refsnyder 9, Nova P

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Expert picks: Miller biggest name dealt?

One of five ESPN baseball experts polled expects Yankees southpaw Andrew Miller to be the biggest name traded before the deadline. Meanwhile, four predict Carlos Beltran could be on the move in August. Trade deadline predictions (Insider)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has emphasized the importance of Carlos Beltran to this year's team. Girardi said the other day it is difficult to take any team's best hitter off a club and expect similar results. It is becoming increasingly clear that some decision-makers in the organization look at trading Beltran as essentially waving the white flag.

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Youth is served as McCullers beats Yanks

Lance McCullers struck out 10 in the Astros' win over the Yankees on Wednesday. Over the last 40 years, only three pitchers have beaten the Yankees while recording 10 or more K's at a younger age than McCullers (22 years, 299 days old), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

  • Moose Haas (21 years, 355 days on April 12, 1978)
  • Mark Prior (22 years, 274 days on June 8, 2003)
  • Matt Moore (22 years, 96 days on Sept. 22, 2011)

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Wednesday's longest home runs

Yoenis Cespedes' nine-pitch showdown against Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright in the seventh inning ended in a 447-foot homer that ranked as the day's longest. Meanwhile, Giancarlo Stanton had yet another big blast.

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Chapman happy Cubs acquired him (0:34)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Luis Severino looked very good in his two scoreless innings of relief during the Yankees' 4-1 loss to the Astros. Severino, who began the year as a starter, could be part of the solution in replacing Aroldis Chapman. Severino could become a setup man. Long-term, though, Severino is supposed to be a future starter, which presents the same issues the Yankees have had in the recent past with guys like Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.

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White Sox, Royals and Yankees have plenty of trade options (2:58)

Lineup: Yankees (52-48) at Astros (54-46)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Brian McCann, C (L)
  • 5. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 6. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 7. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 8. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 9. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • SP: Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Forties haven't been kind to A-Rod

Since he turned 40 years old on July 27 last year, Alex Rodriguez has been one of the worst hitters in the majors in terms of batting average.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Birthday boy Alex Rodriguez on still being on a major league roster: "When I first started to play this game, as a a young lad, I never thought I'd be playing in the major leagues for so long; especially at 41," A-Rod said. "I'm representing all the senior citizens." Rodriguez will start the game on the bench Wednesday for the fifth straight time.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez on turning 41: "I'm getting old," Rodriguez said. "It makes you feel grateful, not a lot of 41-year-olds get to wear a baseball uniform every day. That's one. I definitely feel grateful for health, family, friends and just the opportunity to wear pinstripes."

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs41323rd
Batting Average.24920th
On Base Percentage.31023rd
Slugging Percentage.39128th
Earned Run Average4.1713th
Quality Starts46Tied-16th
WHIP1.248th
BAA.2488th

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