Sunday, May 28, 2017

New York Yankees

Fans applaud as a medical employee carries an injured youngster from the stands after the boy was hit in the head by a piece the Yankees's Chris Carter's bat that split during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

NEW YORK (AP) — A boy was struck on the head by Chris Carter’s broken bat during the New York Yankees’ game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night With Didi Gregorius on second base and no outs in ...
Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter poses with a plaque bearing his number 2 and Yankees team owner Hal Steinbrenner, and Steinbrenner's wife Christina during a pregame ceremony retiring his number 2 in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, Pool)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter held a microphone and spoke without notes to the crowd that filled sold-out Yankee Stadium. His No. 2, the last of the single digit pinstripes, had been retired and a plaque ...
In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) tips his cap to fans during a pregame ceremony honoring the Yankees captain. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is paying tribute to New York City a few days before the Yankees permanently retire his jersey. Jeter posted an essay titled “Thank You, New York” on his Players’ Tribune website on Thursday. Jeter ...
New York Yankees' Starlin Castro hits a two-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the fourth inning of an interleague baseball game, Saturday, May 6, 2017 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

BY JAY COHEN CHICAGO (AP) — Starlin Castro got the ball back from his long drive in the fourth inning. They used to keep his home-run balls in the bleachers at Wrigley Field. Not so much anymore. Castro drove in ...
New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, right, celebrates with Jacoby Ellsbury after hitting a three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of an interleague baseball game Friday, May 5, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

BY ANDREW SELIGMAN CHICAGO (AP) — With the Yankees down to their final strike, Brett Gardner let his emotions out once his go-ahead home run landed on a patio in right field. He pumped his left arm as he rounded ...
In this Monday, April 17, 2017, photo, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

BY RONALD BLUM Aaron Judge has transformed batting practice in the Bronx. Balls thwack loudly as the New York Yankees’ rookie drives them onto the top of the restaurant behind Monument Park. Because of the 6-foot-7 power hitter’s high backswing, ...
In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills — just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the ...
New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Montgomery got to Yankee Stadium about four hours before game time, had a few cups of coffee and prepared for his major league debut. To get the nerves out of his system, ...
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium, Monday, April 10, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has a perfect game through six innings against the Tampa Bay Rays in New York’s home opener. Pineda has struck out nine and started 15 of 18 batters with strikes, throwing 52 ...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a spring training baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

BY RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees aren’t among baseball’s top two payrolls for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, making cuts along with some other traditional big spenders. The Los Angeles Dodgers topped the ...
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