9/19/2014 | Kelley not pleased with Bautista's reaction after homer
Shawn Kelley will admit that he missed his location. His batterymate, Francisco Cervelli, will admit that he called the wrong pitch. Either way, the combination resulted in Jose Bautista smacking Kelley's high fastball into the left-field seats to tie Thursday's game in the eighth inning. But it's what came directly after Bautista's swing that may have angered Kelley the most, when the Blue Jays slugger slammed his bat down and began cursing as he rounded the bases.
9/19/2014 | Blue Jays, Yanks out to keep playoff hopes alive
Neither team has been mathematically eliminated, but the playoff chances of the Yankees and the Blue Jays are dwindling by the day. After a win over Toronto on Thursday, the Yankees pulled within five games of the A's for the second American League Wild Card spot, while the Blue Jays remained six games back. Toronto's Mark Buehrle faces New York's Hiroki Kuroda in the second game of the four-game series Friday night.
9/18/2014 | Yanks walk off on error to gain in Wild Card
Chase Headley hit a grounder that rolled under first baseman Adam Lind's glove in the bottom of the ninth inning, scoring Antoan Richardson from third base to give the Yankees a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Blue Jays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
9/18/2014 | Jeter thanks fans in special commercial, then homers
Derek Jeter's final homestand will be met with many emotional goodbyes from fans over the next week. But before he even made it to the ballpark Thursday, a Gatorade commercial anticipating and celebrating the Yankees captain's farewell already had made its way onto the Internet. Jeter then thanked the fans with his bat in a way he hadn't the entire season, belting his first homer at Yankee Stadium in the sixth inning.
9/18/2014 | Beltran available off the bench for Yankees
Carlos Beltran wasn't in the Yankees' clubhouse and didn't take batting practice with the team before Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, but manager Joe Girardi said he was available to play off the bench.
9/18/2014 | McCarthy caps strong start with immaculate inning
It had been a good seventh inning, Brandon McCarthy thought as he returned to the visiting dugout on Wednesday. It wasn't until later that he learned it had actually been an immaculate one.
9/18/2014 | Betances breaks Mo's single-season K's mark by reliever
After recording two strikeouts in his scoreless eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field, Dellin Betances owns the Yankees' single-season strikeout mark for relievers, breaking Mariano Rivera's 1996 record of 130.
9/18/2014 | Jeter begins final homestand as Blue Jays fly in
As the Yankees and Blue Jays, both six games back in the American League Wild Card race, battle at Yankee Stadium in the opener of a four-game series Thursday, Derek Jeter will begin his final homestand before his retirement.
9/17/2014 | Beltran takes leave after wife's miscarriage
The Yankees have offered their condolences to Carlos Beltran and his wife, Jessica, who announced on Wednesday evening that a miscarriage has resulted in the loss of their first son.
9/17/2014 | Call quickly overturned after Rays' challenge
The Rays challenged a call in the eighth inning Wednesday night and won before falling to the Yankees, 3-2, in the series finale at Tropicana Field.
9/17/2014 | A clean win: McCarthy leads Yankees in St. Pete
There was no spillover from the previous evening's incidents, just clean ball, and Brandon McCarthy wrapped up seven strong frames with an immaculate inning as the Yankees defeated Tampa Bay, 3-2, snapping a three-game losing streak. They remained six games back in the American League Wild Card race.
9/17/2014 | Reflections: Jeter a part of Rays' own stories
The Rays have been there for Derek Jeter's moments, of course. There've been plenty over his 20-year MLB career -- like when he hammered a home run off Tampa Bay ace David Price for his 3,000th hit. But Jeter's been there for the Rays' moments, too.
9/16/2014 | Zimmer jersey highlights Rays' Jeter tribute
Derek Jeter has been a formidable rival for many teams around the league over the years, but there is a different sense of the retiring Yankees captain around these parts. To the Rays, he is also a neighbor.
9/16/2014 | Tex out with wrist pain; Girardi unsure of return
Mark Teixeira was held out of the Yankees' starting lineup against the Rays on Tuesday with discomfort in his surgically repaired right wrist, and manager Joe Girardi said that he is not certain when the veteran first baseman will be ready to return.
9/16/2014 | Tanaka tentatively slated to start on Sunday
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday against the Blue Jays.
9/16/2014 | Appendectomy ends Prado's season
Martin Prado, a multi-skilled veteran infielder and outfielder, underwent an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday and likely won't have enough time to recover and return to the field for the Yankees.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/15/2014 | In return to lineup, Headley ejected for arguing strike call
Yankees third baseman Chase Headley made a healthy return to the lineup Monday, but his evening was abbreviated by a verbal spat with home-plate umpire Marty Foster, who ejected him for arguing balls and strikes in the seventh inning of New York's 1-0 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field.
9/15/2014 | Tying Mo's club whiff record, Betances feeling 'thankful'
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances recorded two strikeouts in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Orioles, giving him 130 in 86 2/3 innings. That ties Rivera's franchise record for a reliever, though Rivera -- then the setup man for closer John Wetteland -- needed 107 2/3 innings to reach that total. "For me, to just be mentioned in any sentence, any breath with Mariano Rivera -- I'm just honored," Betances said.
9/15/2014 | Twenty years later, Jeter reflects on move to Tampa
When the season ends, Derek Jeter will hang up his pinstripes and begin life as a retired baseball player in Tampa, Fla., He's already got a cozy little place set up over on Davis Islands -- that 30,875-square-foot mansion on Hillsborough Bay a few minutes south of downtown, the one often referred to around these parts as "St. Jetersburg."
9/15/2014 | Yankees' Wild Card hopes dealt another big blow
The Rays' Ben Zobrist connected for a game-winning single off Yankees reliever Shawn Kelley in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Rays to a 1-0 victory Monday night at Tropicana Field. New York absorbed its fourth loss in five games, dropping six games back in the race for the second American League Wild Card.
9/15/2014 | Rays to honor Jeter before tonight's game at The Trop
Derek Jeter's farewell tour, and the Yankees' late playoff push, will continue Tuesday night against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Jeter will be honored by Tampa Bay in a pregame ceremony, then New York will try to even the series. After the ceremony, Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi will oppose New York's Michael Pineda.
9/15/2014 | Facing offseason elbow surgery, Beltran rejoins lineup
Carlos Beltran returned to the Yankees' lineup Monday night, and though it has been a difficult first season with the club, the veteran slugger is trying to finish strong before having surgery on his ailing right elbow.
9/15/2014 | Tanaka faces Minor Leaguers, may return this weekend
The Yankees are absorbing the results of Masahiro Tanaka's five scoreless innings against a lineup of Minor Leaguers on Monday afternoon, which could be the final hurdle for the right-hander's return to a big league mound. If Tanaka reports no discomfort within the next 24 hours, he could be slotted to start this weekend against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.
9/14/2014 | Cervelli working his way back into action for Yanks
The cluster migraines that have kept Francisco Cervelli out of action for nearly two weeks have subsided, but the Yankees' catcher is not certain when he will be permitted to return to the lineup.
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