CC Sabathia wiped tears with his hands and the top of his jersey. Honored at Yankee Stadium ahead of his retirement at season’s end, his emotions came out as his wife, mother and children read tributes on a video broadcast on the center field scoreboard. ”It’s been a great 11 years,” Sabathia said before the New York Yankees’ regular-season home finale Sunday against Toronto.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:46 pm
Luis Severino’s season debut lasted four innings and totaled 67 pitches, but his return from a lengthy stay on the injured list drew positive reviews from the New York Yankees. With the postseason coming quickly, the Yankees are looking to get Severino stretched out further in the regular season. The next chance to do that comes Sunday afternoon when the Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays in the final regular-season home game at Yankee Stadium.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 6:12 am
The MLB American League wild-card race is heating up after the Tampa Bay Rays moved ahead of the Cleveland Indians. Tampa Bay sit in second spot with a one-game lead over the Indians after their 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings. Cleveland, meanwhile, fell to the Philadelphia Phillies, 9-4 on Saturday.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 5:00 am
The San Diego Padres on Saturday fired manager Andy Green, who was in his fourth season at the helm of the club. Bench coach Rod Barajas was named interim manager. “I want to thank Andy for his tireless work and dedication to the Padres over the last four seasons,” general manager A.J. Preller said in a statement.
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:58 am
New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton belted his first home run since returning from a near three-month injury layoff in Saturday’s 7-2 Major League Baseball victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton’s second homer of the season — off Blue Jays hurler Brock Stewart — soared 420 feet into the left-field bleachers, coming off his bat at 111 mph (178 kmh) and whetted the Yankees’ appetite to see what he might do for the American League East champions in the playoffs. “I feel like my at-bats have been pretty good.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 11:37 pm
Stanton connected for the first time since missing nearly three months to injury, James Paxton won his 10th straight start and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2. New York manager Aaron Boone was ejected after another tangle with a rookie umpire, and the 101-win Yankees got promising news shortly before first pitch when an MRI of Gleyber Torres’ achy right hamstring came back negative. Two years after leading the majors with 59 homers for Miami, Stanton hit just his second of the season leading off the sixth against reliever Brock Stewart.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 9:18 pm
Joe West and the New York Yankees are not exactly the best of friends, and on Saturday he threw himself in the midst of another controversy over balls and strikes when he tossed manager Aaron Boone after a heated argument. The ejection came prior to the top of the second inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays when Boone was tossed along with hitting coach Marcus Thames. Thames was arguing with the home plate umpire following Giancarlo Stanton’s strikeout to end the first inning.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 6:23 pm
The Atlanta Braves clinched their second straight NL East title as Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 41st homer in a 6-0 win over San Francisco on Friday night that eliminated the Giants from postseason contention in Bruce Bochy’s last year as manager. Acuña scored three runs to back Mike Foltynewicz (8-5), who allowed three hits in eight innings. Atlanta’s 19th division title tied the New York Yankees for the most since Major League Baseball split into divisions for the 1969 season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:48 am
All-Star second baseman Gleyber Torres tumbled so awkwardly , so hard, so suddenly, it prompted an audible gasp from the packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. Torres was hurt when his legs buckled while fielding a grounder and made an early exit Friday night as the New York Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Boone said Torres felt weakness in his lower legs and will be examined by a doctor.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 3:41 am
The Atlanta Braves have a long way to go to match their division dominance throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. But they stand a chance to do what only one of those 14 straight division championship teams could do: win a World Series. With Friday’s 6-0 victory against the San Francisco Giants, the Braves took the first big step toward achieving their ultimate goal by clinching the National League East title for the second straight season.
Posted: September 21, 2019, 1:43 am
Don Mattingly says he’s glad to be returning next year as the Miami Marlins manager to provide stability for a struggling franchise, because as a player he experienced the other extreme. Mattingly played for the New York Yankees from 1982 to 1995, when they made 12 managerial changes. “I played for Billy Martin three different times,” Mattingly said.
Posted: September 20, 2019, 9:52 pm
Two days after claiming reliever Ryan Dull, the Toronto Blue Jays have designated him for assignment in order to claim infielder Breyvic Valera. Valera has been a nomad in his short MLB career, appearing in four different uniforms over the last three seasons, while logging 49 games at the highest level. The 27-year-old Venezuelan has hit .
Posted: September 20, 2019, 8:06 pm