8/28/2014 | Jeter focused on playoff race after Motown farewell
They stood, a crowd of 42,647 strong, as Derek Jeter stepped into the batter's box on Thursday for his final regular-season at-bat in the state of Michigan.
8/28/2014 | Bullpen falters as Yankees drop finale in Detroit
Hiroki Kuroda went seven strong innings, but Shawn Kelley surrendered a walk-off hit in the ninth as the Yankees fell to the Tigers, 3-2, on Thursday at Comerica Park.
8/28/2014 | Tanaka uses entire repertoire in simulated game
The catcher's glove popped with good velocity as Masahiro Tanaka worked off the mound on a sunny Thursday morning at Comerica Park, and while the hurler's stuff showed some rust, the Yankees came away with excitement about what might be around the corner.
8/27/2014 | Buehrle looks to buck trend against Yankees
Clinging to their playoff hopes, the Blue Jays will begin a weekend series against the Yankees on Friday at Rogers Centre. Mark Buehrle and Chris Capuano will square off in the opener.
8/27/2014 | Yanks bat around off Price with nine consecutive hits
The Yankees' hit parade couldn't wait until Labor Day. New York strung together nine straight hits to begin its eight-run third inning on Wednesday night against the Tigers, chasing former American League Cy Young Award winner David Price from the game in the process.
8/27/2014 | Baseball will miss Jeter's class, humility most
Another ritual in the march of Derek Jeter's final season occurred Wednesday night at Comerica Park as the Tigers honored the retiring Yankees shortstop. The ceremony begged the question: Who is going to take Jeter's place as baseball's primary role model, as the game's unofficial, but leading ambassador to the rest of humanity?
8/27/2014 | Tigers keep it local in honoring retiring Jeter
Derek Jeter's season of farewells received a shot of poignancy Wednesday night as he was honored in a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park in his home state of Michigan.
8/27/2014 | Ellsbury not attributing hot streak to leading off
Jacoby Ellsbury has found one of his best hot streaks of the season, but the Yankees' center fielder won't connect the dots between those good recent swings and a return to the leadoff spot.
8/27/2014 | Yanks add veteran outfielder Young on Minors deal
The Yankees have signed outfielder Chris Young to a Minor League contract, general manager Brian Cashman confirmed on Wednesday.
8/27/2014 | Tanaka to throw 45 pitches in simulated game
Masahiro Tanaka's next hurdle will come in the form of three simulated innings off the mound at Comerica Park on Thursday morning, and if he gets through that session with no issues, the right-hander's return will seem much more plausible.
8/27/2014 | Yanks support ALS research; Girardi takes challenge
The Yankees announced on Wednesday that they have pledged $100,000 to the ALS Association, in recognition of those who bravely live with ALS, those who have passed away from the condition and those around the world who have taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in an effort to raise awareness and funding to find a cure.
8/27/2014 | Lobstein's first MLB start comes in key tilt vs. Yanks
Tigers rookie Kyle Lobstein will start a series-deciding game against another American League postseason contender in late August in his first big league start. He'll be opposed by Yankees veteran Hiroki Kuroda in Thursday's series finale in Detroit.
8/27/2014 | Detroit sock city: Yanks hammer Price, gain in WC race
Beginning with leadoff man Jacoby Ellsbury, nine straight batters collected hits as the Yankees took a swing at the record books in the third inning Wednesday night at Comerica Park. The resulting eight-run inning sent David Price to the showers early as New York defeated the Tigers, 8-4, to move to within 2 1/2 games of Seattle for the second AL Wild Card spot.
8/26/2014 | Jeter: 'I've always told people I'm from Michigan'
On a fall Michigan afternoon in 1991, Derek Jeter stood wide-eyed amongst a crowd of greater than 100,000. In Ann Arbor, at the Big House, Jeter realized there was somewhere else he could envision himself besides the infield dirt at the corner of East 161st and River Avenue in the Bronx. Perhaps at one of the parties he recalls visiting on that recruiting trip to the University of Michigan, he pictured himself as a Michigan Man -- and loved what he saw.
8/26/2014 | Gardner feeling better, but sits with bruised ankle
Brett Gardner said Tuesday that his bruised right ankle is showing signs of improvement, and the Yankees outfielder is moving closer to returning to the lineup.
8/26/2014 | Jeter seeing more time as Yankees' DH
Derek Jeter has been spending more time as the designated hitter of late, and while the retiring Yankees captain would prefer to be wearing his glove out to shortstop, he has been satisfied with staying in the lineup.
8/26/2014 | Kelley's horse head Yanks' good-luck charm
The Yankees' newest good-luck charm arrived via special delivery, when Shawn Kelley's travels around the Internet led him to stumble across a frightening rubber horse head. He laughed, then forked over his credit card information.
8/26/2014 | Yankees sending seven to Arizona Fall League
Seven Yankees prospects have been added to the preliminary rosters for this year's Arizona Fall League, which were released on Tuesday. Right-handers Caleb Cotham, Branden Pinder and Alex Smith, infielders Greg Bird and Eric Jagielo, and outfielders Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge have all been selected to play this fall with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
8/26/2014 | Price to face Yanks as Detroit seeks fourth straight 'W'
David Price will lead the Tigers against the Yankees on Wednesday night at Comerica Park in this crucial series for playoff positioning. Rookie right-hander Shane Greene will be opposite Price for New York.
8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season
The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.
8/26/2014 | Surprise hits make for inspiring stories
As baseball sprints toward the September stretch run, there are surprising -- some inspiring -- stories here, there and everywhere. Here's my surprise players of 2014.
8/25/2014 | Yanks score run after challenge overturns call at plate
The Yankees won a challenge and gained a run against the Royals on Monday night. The final run of New York's four-run seventh came on a sacrifice fly by Brian McCann, but that's not initially how it was ruled.
8/25/2014 | Teixeira dealing with ailing left hamstring
On Sunday, it was Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury nursing injuries. Mark Teixeira added his name to the list Monday, as the first baseman was not in the starting lineup for the makeup game against the Royals.
8/24/2014 | Prado, McCarthy thriving in Bronx environment
Martin Prado and Brandon McCarthy were teammates with the last-place D-backs before being acquired by the Yankees in July. The switch to pinstripes has rejuvenated both players.
8/24/2014 | Yankees head back to KC for makeup game
Derek Jeter's farewell tour will head to Kansas City for "one night only" when the Yankees play a makeup game Monday against the first-place Royals. The pit stop will finish a four-game series that was rained out in early June and feature James Shields and Michael Pineda on the hill.
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