Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going. Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning , just after a foul ball to an ankle sent him sprawling to the dirt face-first in pain, and the Yankees clinched an AL wild card for the second straight year with a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. It’s going to be sore tomorrow, that’s for sure,” Hicks said after limping to his locker, his left ankle taped.
Posted: September 23, 2018, 4:15 am
Freddie Freeman stood soaked in champagne with music blaring and his teammates jamming in celebration. This was just how the longtime star first baseman envisioned it when the Atlanta Braves began spring training seven months ago. ”You could tell after the first week of workouts that we had the talent to do something special,” Freeman said.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 10:50 pm
Eduardo Rodriguez shaky outing against the Yankees in the Red Sox’ American League East-clinching victory over the Yankees – and Nathan Eovaldi’s success against New York – has led to Alex Cora going with Eovaldi over E-Rod as a playoff starter, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 6:53 pm
CC Sabathia’s cutter was back, and the big left-hander returned to the win column for just the second time since the All-Star break. Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks hit two-run homers to help the New York Yankees build a six-run lead and take another step toward their second straight AL wild card with a 10-8 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aaron Judge drove in a run for the first time since he returned from the disabled list on Sept. 14, and New York overcame a series of bullpen stumbles to lower its magic number to two over Tampa Bay for ensuring a wild-card game on Oct. 3.
Posted: September 22, 2018, 5:31 am