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July 4, 1939: Lou Gehrig's speech

On this date 76 years ago, the Yankees held Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day. It's when he gave his famous unscripted speech, saying, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite suffering from ALS.

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Rapid Reaction: Yankees 7, Rays 5 (12)

The New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays when Brian McCann hit a walk-off three-run homer to cap off a four-run 12th inning and a 7-5 win.

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Epic Yankees win featured so many plot twists

Brian McCann's home run was only one element of an amazing game. We dissect key at-bats and decisions from a game that felt like a September contest.

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Yankees walk off in 12th inning

The Yankees earned their 1st walk-off win of the season on Brian McCann's 3-run homer. New York entered the bottom of the 12th down 5-3 to the Rays before scoring 4 runs to get the win. Box score

Rays tally 2 in the 12th, Yanks need rally

Kevin Kiermaier and Rene Rivera recorded RBI singles in the top of the 12th to give the Rays a 5-3 advantage. Tampa Bay has dropped 5 straight games. Follow live

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Extra innings at Yankee Stadium

The Yankees had 2 runners on and 1 out in the bottom of the 9th, but were unable to manufacture the winning run and they'll head to the 10th tied 3-3 with the Rays. Mark Teixeira's 3-run homer in the 8th accounts for all of New York's runs. Follow live

Teixeira HR pulls Yankees even

New York managed just 3 hits in almost 7 innings vs. Rays ace Chris Archer. They pounded reliever Kevin Jepsen for the same amount in just 1/3 inning, punctuated by Mark Teixeira's 3-run, game-tying HR. Follow live

Chris Archer throwing up 0's

The Rays ace has tossed 3 scoreless frames so far, and was aided by a nice leaping catch by CF Kevin Kiermaier in the 3rd. He's struck out 3 Yankees as the Rays lead 2-0. Follow live

Rays jump on Tanaka early

Grady Sizemore opened the game with a double as the Rays' first three batters all reached safely. Tampa Bay scored only 2 runs, but Masahiro Tanaka needed 26 pitches to get out of the 1st inning. Follow live

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Archer-led Rays face Tanaka, Yankees

Chris Archer is 5-0 in his career with a 2.02 ERA against the Yankees. Tampa Bay has won in Archer's last 7 starts against the Yankees, who counter with Masahiro Tanaka (4-3, 3.88) in tonight's matchup. Follow live

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Zack Hample presents A-Rod with 3,000th hit ball (2:55)
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Why the Yankees and A-Rod settled

ESPN's Darren Rovell: "They save themselves $2.5M on this [HR milestone]. There's still $24M in play, but at least right now, that kind of gets things out of the way as far as there being tension between A-Rod and the Yankees."

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Why did A-Rod and the Yankees reach this settlement? (2:44)
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Carlos Beltran placed on 15-day DL

The veteran OF will miss time with a left oblique strain. New York recalled OF Ramon Flores and INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A, and optioned OF Taylor Dugas in a series of roster moves. Beltran is hitting .260 with 7 HR this year.

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Charity wins: A-Rod, Yanks settle bonus dispute

Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees settled their dispute over a marketing payment with a deal announced Friday that gives $3.5 million to charitable groups, saves the team $5.5 million and gets A-Rod

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A-Rod, Yankees resolve bonus dispute

New York will donate $2.5 million to the MLB Urban Youth Foundation and $1 million to three other charities after the two sides "amicably" settled a potential dispute over a $6M bonus owed to Alex Rodriguez for tying WIllie Mays' home run total.

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Zack Hample returning A-Rod's 3,000th hit (0:43)

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3752nd
Batting Average.25612th
On Base Percentage.3257th
Slugging Percentage.4284th
Earned Run Average4.0321st
Quality Starts3425th
WHIP1.2816th
BAA.25618th

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