Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Robinson cracked home runs to send Michael Pineda to an early exit, and the Rangers held on to defeat the Yankees, 7-6, on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees rolled the dice by taking the field with a one-man bench on Sunday afternoon, a plan that backfired when outfielder Aaron Hicks was forced to exit after four innings with tightness in his right oblique.
With the Yankees trailing in the seventh inning, catcher Gary Sanchez made a baserunning blunder that left the Yankees one run short in their 7-6 loss to the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.
Outfielder Estevan Florial is turning heads in 2017 and has burst into the Yankees’ Top 30 Prospects list.
Shortly after the Yankees won on Friday night, 2-1, in walk-off fashion, first baseman Tyler Austin received a call saying the Yankees were bringing him up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team designated Chris Carter for assignment.
Texas will send Nick Martinez to the mound on Sunday to face New York’s Michael Pineda in the finale of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees held Old Timers’ Day on Sunday and Ivan Rodriguez was not there. His time with the Yankees amounted to 33 games in 2008. It could have been much more. Rodriguez almost became another Yankees legend with his own plaque in Monument Park next to fellow catchers Bill Dickey, Thurman Munson and Yogi Berra.
Yankees starter Luis Cessa looked dominant at times on Saturday afternoon, but a few mistakes did him in during the team’s 8-1 loss to the Rangers at Yankee Stadium.
The New York Yankees have their top two 2017 Draft selections — right-handers Clarke Schmidt and Matt Sauer — under contract, the club announced Saturday.
Rangers rookie right-hander Austin Bibens-Dirkx held the Yankees to one run in seven innings and was backed by home runs from Carlos Gomez and Robinson Chirinos in an 8-1 victory on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees designated first baseman Chris Carter for assignment following Friday’s 2-1, 10-inning victory over the Rangers and announced that they plan to recall first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
After Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka matched zeros in a marvelous pitching matchup, the smallest Yankee delivered the night’s biggest hit, as Ronald Torreyes laced a run-scoring single to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Rangers in 10 innings on Friday at Yankee Stadium.