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4/20/2015 | CC shows stuff in CG, but outcome points wrong way

CC Sabathia on Monday night put together his best start of the season in terms of stuff, he said, and his final pitching line. But Sabathia's first complete game since July 9, 2013, wasn't enough as the Yankees lost, 2-1.

4/20/2015 | Eovaldi seeks first win as Lobstein steps in for ace

The Yankees and Tigers will continue their four-game series at Comerica Park on Tuesday, with right-hander Nathan Eovaldi set to square off against lefty Kyle Lobstein.

4/20/2015 | Simon, Tigers win pitchers' duel as CC falters late

On a night when the wind was gusting out to left field at Comerica Park, Alfredo Simon and CC Sabathia put on a pitchers' duel for most of Monday's series opener between the Tigers and Yankees. Mark Teixeira's home run to right field stood as the lone scoring until back-to-back RBI singles from J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes swung the game to Detroit in the seventh inning for a 2-1 Tigers victory.

4/20/2015 | Rivera, Torre entertain in Connecticut

"Mo & Joe." It sounds like the name of a buddy-cop flick, maybe a staged comedy routine lacking a third stooge. Monday night at Southern Connecticut State University, though, those were the nicknames of the headliners at "An Evening of Conversation With Mo & Joe" -- Mariano Rivera and Joe Torre.

4/20/2015 | Yanks outfielders go extra mile to rob extra bases

Victor Martinez led off the fifth inning Monday night with a deep fly ball into the gap in right-center field -- a drive that looked like an obvious extra-base hit for the Tigers' designated hitter. Even Jacoby Ellsbury thought so. "But, you know, I always go for everything like I can catch it," Ellsbury said.

4/20/2015 | Yanks must wait before paths cross with Greene

When the Yankees sent Shane Greene to Detroit in December as part of a three-team deal that netted them shortstop Didi Gregorius, they knew they were parting ways with a talented young starting pitcher. But it would have been impossible to predict Greene would get off to this kind of start for his new team.

4/20/2015 | Beltran returns, but red-hot A-Rod stays at No. 3

Carlos Beltran returned to the Yankees' starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Tigers at Comerica Park, but not to the No. 3 spot in the order. Yankees manager Joe Girardi slotted Beltran fifth, and kept designated hitter Alex Rodriguez in the third spot.

4/20/2015 | Tanaka lines up for Detroit finale as Yanks stay course

After considering using a spot starter at some point in this week's series against the Tigers, the Yankees opted to keep their starting rotation intact for at least one more turn. The decision sets up right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to start Thursday's series finale at Comerica Park, his first outing of the season on four days' rest.

4/19/2015 | Miller rising to stage in save situations

There was no crash course given on how to handle the pressures of the ninth inning, but since Andrew Miller seems to be handling the adjustment just fine, there is no reason for the Yankees to tinker with the formula.

4/19/2015 | All cylinders clicking as Yankees find groove

Last week, Alex Rodriguez stood in front of a locker in the visiting clubhouse at Camden Yards and spoke about the "four facets" that the Yankees needed to do consistently if they were to achieve their goals this season: good pitching, good defense, timely hitting and baserunning.

4/19/2015 | Pineda helps Yankees finish sweep of Rays

Chase Headley and Mark Teixeira each drove in a pair of runs to support another solid effort from Michael Pineda, helping the Yankees complete a series sweep of the Rays with a 5-3 victory on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

4/19/2015 | Young, Yankees proving mutually good fit

Part of the appeal for Chris Young in last season's borough switch was that he was able to keep the same apartment, commuting to Yankee Stadium instead of Citi Field. The veteran outfielder has discovered that he is much more at home wearing pinstripes.

4/19/2015 | Sabathia, Simon to duel as Yanks, Tigers open set

The Yankees and Tigers will open a four-game series on Monday at Comerica Park, with left-hander CC Sabathia taking the ball against right-hander Alfredo Simon.

4/19/2015 | Tanaka zeros in with 7 shutout innings

Masahiro Tanaka was not thrilled with his first two outings of the year, but even the harshest critic could not find much to be upset about in No. 3 on Saturday night. He held the Rays to two hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking none in a 9-0 victory at Tropicana Field.

4/18/2015 | Yankees seek sweep of Rays behind Pineda

The Yankees will be in search of a three-game sweep of the Rays in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, with right-hander Michael Pineda opposing Tampa Bay rookie Matt Andriese.

4/18/2015 | With Tanaka dealing, Yankees slam Rays

Masahiro Tanaka held the Rays to two hits over seven innings, and Chris Young's grand slam fueled the seven-run seventh in the Yankees' 9-0 victory Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Jake Odorizzi was quality for the home team, surrendering three runs across six-plus innings.

4/18/2015 | Drew's 100th homer puts him, brother in elite group

Stephen Drew slugged his 100th career home run in Friday's 5-4 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field, joining his brother J.D. as the eighth pair of brothers to each hit at least 100 homers in the Major Leagues.

4/18/2015 | A-Rod swinging hot bat as he adjusts to DH

Alex Rodriguez has repeatedly said he did not know what to expect coming into this season, shaking off the rust following what essentially was a 17-month layoff, but it is difficult to imagine his first 10 games having a greater impact on the field for the Yankees.

4/18/2015 | Beltran could sit out weekend with head cold

Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran could be sidelined for the rest of the weekend due to illness, manager Joe Girardi said on Saturday. "He's got that bad congestion, a bad cold that's kind of been going around our team," Girardi said.

4/18/2015 | Miller finishes off solid effort by Yanks' bullpen vs. Rays

The bullpen phone rang last for Andrew Miller once again, and though the Yankees have not officially named Miller as their closer, he certainly appears to be comfortable handling the duties of the ninth inning.

4/17/2015 | A-Rod collects first multi-HR game since 2012

Alex Rodriguez continues to swing a hot bat for the Yankees, homering twice off Rays pitching on Friday to increase his career total to 658.

4/17/2015 | Yanks considering using sixth starter on occasion

The Yankees began a stretch Friday that will see them play 30 games in the next 31 days, and manager Joe Girardi said that the club is seriously considering inserting a sixth starter at some point to alleviate the strain on its rotation.

4/17/2015 | Gardner feels good after taking swings in batting cage

Brett Gardner said that his bruised right wrist is improving, and he hopes that a full batting-practice session Friday will permit him to return to the Yankees' lineup.

4/17/2015 | Odorizzi draws Tanaka as Rays-Yanks series continues

The Rays and Yankees will resume their weekend series Saturday night at Tropicana Field, with Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi opposing New York's Masahiro Tanaka.

4/17/2015 | A-Rod carries Yanks past HR-happy Rays in series opener

Alex Rodriguez hit career homers 657 and 658, then added the decisive hit, an RBI single in the eighth, for his fourth RBI of the night to lead the Yanks to a 5-4 win over the Rays, who got back-to-back homers by Allan Dykstra and Logan Forsythe on Friday night.

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