Archive for August, 2011

A-Rod Scratched for Game Against A’s with Thumb Injury

Third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been scratched from the lineup for Tuesday’s game against Oakland because of a thumb injury. According to, Rodriguez jammed his left thumb when trying to backhand a ball in Sunday’s game against Minnesota. That was his first appearance since returning from knee surgery. A torn meniscus had kept him […]

Nova Shines with 7 Solid Innings in Yankees 3-0 Win in Minnesota

Ivan Nova tossed seven strong innings to help the Yankees beat the Twins, 3-0, in the finale of a four-game series at Target Field. Nova (13-4), the leader among all rookies in wins, limited the Twins to five hits and wound up outdueling a collection of Minnesota pitchers following an injury to starter Nick Blackburn. […]

Kubel Drives In Two As Twins Top Yankees 9-4

Jason Kubel finished 3-for-5 and drove in two runs as Minnesota used an early burst of offense to take down the Yankees, 9-4, in the third installment of a four-game series. Ben Revere and Justin Morneau each posted two RBI, while Trevor Plouffe and Joe Mauer added a pair of hits and scored twice for […]

AL East Standings – Yankees Up a Half Game on Boston

East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 76 47 .618 — 40-24 36-23 24-21 20-13 19-8 Won 2 7-3 Boston Red Sox 76 48 .613 0.5 38-24 38-24 31-15 20-15 15-10 Won 2 5-5 Tampa Bay Rays 67 56 .545 9.0 32-28 35-28 24-21 20-14 11-15 Won […]

Huges and Martin Team Up To Top Twins 8-1 in Minnesota

Russell Martin went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI, and Phil Hughes threw 7 2/3 innings of two-hit ball in the Yankees’ 8-1 victory over the Twins. Hughes (4-4) yielded a first-inning home run to Trevor Plouffe and was nearly unhittable thereafter. The right-hander retired 14 straight at one point and shook off […]

Gordon’s Three-Run Blast Helps Royals Top Yankees 5-4 in KC

Alex Gordon hit a three-run home run, Billy Butler added a contested solo shot and the Kansas City Royals survived a harrowing ninth inning to beat the Yankees 5-4 Wednesday night and avoid a three-game sweep. The Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the ninth and made it 5-4 on Robinson Cano’s sacrifice […]

Yanks Offense Lets Burnett Off the Hook in Win Over Royals

A.J. Burnett looked like he was heading for another frustrating loss or no-decision, having just given up the lead in the fifth inning. But the Yankees offense rallied to go back on top in the sixth, highlighted by Derek Jeter’s two-run triple, to guide New York to a 7-4 victory over the Royals and help […]

Posada’s Grad Slam the Difference in Yankees Win Over Rays

Six days after losing his starting job, Jorge Posada found himself outside of the dugout, waving in vindication to the Yankee Stadium crowd. It was a curtain call almost a week in the making. Posada hit a grand slam and drove in six runs Saturday to lead the Yankees to a 9-2 victory over the […]