6hDanny Knobler

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

Yankees walk off on Rays' miscue (0:50)

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


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


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


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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10hDanny 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'

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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.

21hAndrew Marchand

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.

McCann sets fireworks off in the 12th (3:06)
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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.

Bird preys on Rays' Kiermaier (0:26)

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


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

2015 Team Stats

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


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