Dusty Baker's time as the manager of the Washington Nationals is over after two seasons, two NL East titles and zero playoff series victories. The Nationals announced Friday that they would not be bringing Baker back. His two-year deal with the club is expiring. The contracts for the members of Baker
Aaron Judge eclipsed Babe Ruth’s 96-year-old record for the most roundtrippers hit at home by a Yankees player, and CC Sabathia walked off to a standing ovation on Saturday as New York defeated the Blue Jays, 2-1, in its penultimate game of the regular season.
The Yankees are taking their best crack at catching the Red Sox to force a one-game tiebreaker for the American League East title, substituting CC Sabathia in place of Jaime Garcia to start Saturday’s game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.
Plus Giancarlo Stanton remains stuck on 59 home runs. Here is everything you need to know about Friday’s baseball action
Expertly commanding a lethal splitter that vanished from the strike zone all afternoon, Masahiro Tanaka recorded a career-high 15 strikeouts in a brilliant seven-inning performance that led the Yankees to their 90th win of the season, a 4-0 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
Wilson Ramos’ go-ahead two-run homer as part of a seven-run fifth inning helped the Rays rally for a 9-6 victory Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, averting a series sweep while all but nixing the Yankees’ hopes of securing the American League East title.
The Blue Jays are thriving in their role as spoiler and have made the race for first place in the American League East a lot more entertaining than anyone could have expected. The next Yankees loss or Red Sox win clinches the division for Boston.
The Yankees still have a chance to unseat the Red Sox at the top of the American League East, which adds significance to Thursday night’s Rays-Yankees contest at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees were able to keep pace with the Red Sox in the American League East on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium when they defeated the Rays, 6-1, keeping the Bronx Bombers three games out of first place in the division with four games left to play in the regular season.
The Yankees are still in the hunt for the American League East title, which should add to the plot of Wednesday night’s contest against the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
BOSTON (AP) Chris Sale has had a few setbacks as Boston has rolled down the stretch and back toward the postseason. Tuesday was another one of those nights. Sale matched a career worst by giving up four home runs in a playoff tuneup, including a pair to Josh Donaldson, and the Red Sox lost 9-4 […]
With the American League East title in sight, the Red Sox enter Tuesday night’s game against the Blue Jays at Fenway Park with a magic number of three to clinch the division. Boston dropped the opener, which snapped a six-game winning streak.