New York Yankees

Be mine: Didi makes catch off B-Ring at Trop
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Tropicana Field presents a unique baseball environment and an ever present challenge for visiting teams. But Didi Gregorius looked right at home snatching a ball that careened off the B-Ring behind shortstop during the Yankees’ 6-3 loss to the Rays on Saturday.

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Yanks outslugged by Rays in 3rd straight loss
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Saturday night’s Rays-Yankees contest came down to a home run battle, which the Rays won for a 6-3 victory at Tropicana Field

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A-Rod in lineup for 1st time since July 22
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For the first time since July 22, Alex Rodriguez was back in the Yankees’ starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the Rays. The 41-year-old designated hitter batted cleanup after getting just one at-bat since his last start. He went 0-for-4 with four K’s in a 6-3 loss.

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Yanks held in check on rough night for Nova
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The Rays are hard to beat when they get pitching and the long ball. And that’s exactly the recipe they used Friday night to defeat the Yankees, 5-1, at Tropicana Field.

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Improved Eovaldi gets the call vs. Rays
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The Yankees and Rays will play the second game of their three-game series on Saturday at Tropicana Field. But the continued focus will be the on Monday’s non-waver Trade Deadline.

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Nova frustrated with ump, himself during loss
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As Yankees starter Ivan Nova walked off the mound following a laborious 4 1/3-inning start Friday, he exchanged words with home-plate umpire Laz Diaz before hurling his glove against the dugout wall.

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Rutherford, Torres among top prospect performers Thursday
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Tom Murphy is likely hoping July never ends considering the Rockies’ No. 11 prospect has raised his batting average over 100 points in 16 games so far this month. And Yankees first-round pick Blake Rutherford is scorching at Pulaski, hitting .429 after back-to-back four-hit games.

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Final series before Deadline big for Yankees
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The non-waiver Trade Deadline is Monday. Three games against the Rays are the last chance the Yankees have to define themselves to the front office.

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With uphill battle ahead, Yanks locked in to contend
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Suddenly, the Yankees have hope. Actually, lots of it. That’s what a month of solid baseball has gotten them. Isn’t that all any team asks for at this time of the year? Considering where they were just a few weeks ago, the Yankees will happily take it.

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Nova, Yanks meet Odorizzi, Rays in St. Petersburg
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Jake Odorizzi is really looking forward to Monday, when he’ll no longer have to answer questions about his spot on the trade block ahead of the non-waiver Deadline. But before that, he’s scheduled to start for the Rays on Friday when they host Ivan Nova and the Yankees at Tropicana Field.

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'Disappointed' Tanaka has off night in Houston
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Masahiro Tanaka has been somewhat of a road warrior for the Yankees this season, but his last two starts, including Wednesday night’s 4-1 loss to the Astros, haven’t shown it.

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Midseason update: Yankees' Top 30 Prospects list
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Who do the Yankees have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York’s Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com’s Prospect Watch.

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