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Posts Tagged ‘New York Yankees’

Yankees Pound Mariners, Expand East Lead

Posted by Ace Staff on August 14th, 2009

The New York Yankees continue to dominate the league in the 2nd half of the 2009 season.  After last night’s 11-1 drubbing of the Seattle Mariners the Yankees lead the AL East by 6.5 games over the Boston Red Sox.  Hideki Matsui provided almost half of New York’s production with 2 homers and 5 RBI.  The Yankees also got a solo homerun from Derek Jeter.  It wasn’t all offense for the Yankees however.  C.C. Sabathia had one of his best outings of the year, striking out a season high 10 batters.  With their loss at home vs the Tigers, New York’s rival Red Sox dropped another game back in the AL East.  The Yankees got the best of Boston last week in New York, sweeping the Red Sox in four games.  The two rivals will next meet in Boston for a 3 game set starting 8/21 at Fenway Park. New York Yankees tickets are available for all remaining games including their series at Fenway Park vs the Red Sox.

Yanks Blowout Boston to End Losing Streak

Posted by Ace Staff on August 7th, 2009

John Smoltz had more than a tough outing last night at Yankee Stadium, letting up nine hits and eight runs in just 3 1/3 innings. The 13-6 New York victory marks their first win all season against the rival Boston Red Sox.  Dustin Pedroia gave the Sox the initial lead in the 3rd with a solo homer to right, which was later countered that inning by Johnny Damon with a home run of his own to tie it up.  Casey Kotchman supplied an answer for Boston in the top of the 4th with a two run blast off Joba Chamberlin.  New York completely dominated the game soon after, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the 4th and holding the lead from there.  The run production was mostly contributed by a pair of home runs from Jorge Posada and Melky Cabrera. Despite the lopsided score, Yankees reliever Mark Melancon threw a pitch over Pedroia’s head and later beamed him in the same at bat. Red Sox manager Terry Francona ran out soon after to speak with plate umpire Derryl Cousins, who issued a warning against any further trouble.  The Red Sox have now lost three straight and find themselves 3 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the AL East race.  Pedroia has not been pleased about their recent slump, saying “we’ve got to play better. That’s obvious. We went into Tampa and they beat up on us. We’re in a stretch of the season that we’re playing the best teams in the division. We’ve got to win.” Josh Beckett is hoping to turn things around for the Red Sox next game as he goes up against A.J. Burnett.  Game two of the series is scheduled to start tonight at 4:10 pm. Boston Red Sox tickets are now available!

Red Sox-Yankees Series Preview

Posted by Ace Staff on August 6th, 2009

The Boston Red Sox find themselves 2 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees for the AL East Division as they head to Yankee Stadium for this weekends four game series.  The first game is scheduled for tonight at 7:05 pm with John Smoltz and Joba Chamberlain as the projected starters.  Joba Chamberlin is 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA in his three starts since the All-Star break.  Collectively the Yankees have been on a tear since then, winning 14 of their last 19 games.  Despite their recent success New York still feels the most pressure going into this series, due to the fact that they are 0-8 against their rival opponent Red Sox.  Boston is coming off two disappointing losses at Tampa Bay, but manager Terry Francona states that it isn’t the best idea to be concerned. “If we’re concerned about this weekend, I don’t know if we’re going to put our best foot forward [Thursday],” Francona said. “We’re going in and playing a team that probably feels really good about themselves. I think we’re looking forward to it, like we always do.”  Even though the Rays series wasn’t what we had hoped for, we can still take in many positives going into this crucial series. Victor Martinez has been more than comfortable during his short time in a Boston uniform, going 10-for-21 from the plate with two doubles and a homer.  Martinez and the rest of the Sox line up will have to step up, knowing Jason Bay will be out for the first two games after aggravating his hamstring earlier this week.  Boston should be excited about the rotation going into the series.  Josh Beckett is scheduled for game two and Clay Buchholz and John Lester will take on games three and four.  Get ready for what should be a thrilling preview for a possible playoff series later this year.  Tickets for the Boston Red Sox are now available!

Cabrera Hits for the Cycle

Posted by Ace Staff on August 3rd, 2009

Center fielder Melky Cabrera became the 13th Yankee in their 100+ years of existence to hit for the cycle as New York defeated the White Sox 8-5 yesterday in Chicago. He started his day with a three-run homer to left off Mark Buehrle to give the Yanks a 3-0 lead.  In the fourth he led off with a double to right and later knocked a base hit in the fifth. In the seventh inning he worked the count full before hitting a frozen rope off the right field wall, bouncing to the left giving him just enough time to reach third base.

Everyone was pulling for him,” said Derek Jeter, who was present when Tony Fernandez hit for the cycle almost 14 years ago. “It’s difficult; you can’t just go up there and try to hit a triple.” The Yankees are scheduled to travel to Toronto for two games against the Blue Jays before hosting the Boston Red Sox for a four game series starting August 6th. 

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Yankees Lead AL East By 2 Over Boston

Posted by Ace Staff on July 22nd, 2009

The New York Yankees can’t lose lately, winning their 6th game in a row tonight over the Baltimore Orioles 6-4.  With the win the Yankees at 57-37 are 20 games over .500 and lead the AL East by 2 games over the rival Boston Red Sox.  A.J. Burnett won his 4th straight decision while Jorge Posada and Nick Swisher provided some big hits for New York.  The Yankees are hoping to keep it going when they welcome the Oakland A’s to New York for a 4 game set starting on Thursday. New York Yankees tickets are available for all upcoming games. Some Yankees schedule highlights include a four game set with their division rival Boston Red Sox starting on 8/6.  That rivalry will continue when the Yankees visit Fenway Park from 8/21-8/23.  Get Red Sox tickets for this series now.

Yankees Rough Up Santana for Worst Career Start

Posted by Ace Staff on June 15th, 2009

After an improbable walk-off win on an error on Friday, and being dominated on Saturday; the New York Yankees wild weekend continued with a trouncing of Mets’ ace Johan Santana. After an uneventful first inning, the Yanks got four runs on consecutive singles by Francisco Cervelli, Derek Jeter, and Johnny Damon. Santana seemed to find a rhythm in the third, but was pummeled when he returned in the 4th inning. The Yankees’ fourth inning attack saw the team bat around with two homers, three walks, seven hits, and only ended because of a Melky Cabrera baserunning error. With the win and the Sox loss, the Yankees moved up to two games behind the division-leading Boston Red Sox. New York Yankees tickets are available now!

Sox Sweep Yankees, Season Series So Far

Posted by Ace Staff on June 12th, 2009

Going back to last season, the Red Sox have now beaten the New York Yankees nine times in a row. Despite having their ace on the hill, the Yankees succumbed to an 8th inning rally that put the Sox ahead for good. Through the first seven innings, Sabathia held the Sox to just one run; David Ortiz hit his  fourth homer of the season in the second inning. Sabathia struggled when he came back out in the 8th, giving up a run and allowing three baserunners. Drew, Bay, and Lowell would all drive in runs that were charged to the Yankee starter. “It definitely stings a lot,” Sabathia said in a post-game press conference. “We lost a ball game we probably should have won. But the bottom line is we have a lot of games left.” The Sox and Yankees do not meet again until the first week of August . Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

Red Sox vs Yankees Matchup Notes, June 2009

Posted by Ace Staff on June 9th, 2009

Tale of two Becketts: After a rough start to the season Josh Beckett has been on fire over his last three starts, going 2-0 with a 0.40 ERA. When opponents have been able to hit him – they havent been able to do much damage as he’s held them to a downright stingy .130 batting average against. He matches up against former teammate and fellow flamethrower A.J. Burnett on Tuesday 6/9. 1st Place in the AL East up for grabs: Depending on the score of tonight’s Rays / Yankees game – the Red Sox and Yankees are again in 1st and 2nd place in the AL East. The Yankees have caught fire lately going 14-6 in their last 20 games. The Red Sox very much need to win this very important series to try to climb back into first. The Best Rivalry in sports: Everyone knows the stories – Babe Ruth, Bucky Dent, Aaron Boone, Dave Roberts, David Ortiz, and Bill Mueller.  What everyone may not know is since 2002 the two teams have played 136 times – with each team winning exactly 68 times! It’s hard to get a more even matchup than that! Penny pinching – Brad Penny had settled into a groove of good starts before his last tough outing. If he’s going to right the ship – it will be a big task (quite literally) as he takes on former Cy Young award winner C.C. Sabathia on Thursday. Exclusive content by Jason Piques. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!

A-Rod & Texiera Go Yard, Yanks Win 7 Straight

Posted by Ace Staff on May 20th, 2009

The combination of Alex Rodriguez and Mark Texiera is proving to be a powerful one for the New York Yankees as the two sluggers again homered in the same game last night en route to a 9-1 Yankees victory over the Baltimore Orioles.  The win was the seventh straight for New York and their ninth win in eleven games.  C.C. Sabathia looked sharp in his fourth win of the year, giving up just three singles in seven innings. A-Rod’s return to the lineup has really helped out the stuggling Mark Texiera. Since A-Rod’s return, Texiera has homered six times.  On Monday night Tex and A-Rod went back to back for the first time ever despite playing together in Texas for a few years. Wednesday night was the fourth straight game with a home run for Alex Rodriguez.  The recent win streak for the Yankees has tightened things up in the AL East. New York trails the first place Toronto Blue Jays by 3.5 games and their rival Red Sox by just 1 game.  Toronto is currently playing at Boston.  The Yankees will host Baltimore for two more before they welcome in the World Series Champion, Philadelphia Phillies for the start of interleague play on May 22.  New York Yankees tickets are available now for all games.

Tempers Flare as Sox Sweep Yankees Again

Posted by Ace Staff on May 6th, 2009

The Boston Red Sox have run their season record against the Yankees to 5-0 with a rain-soaked win in NY on Tuesday night. Joba Chamberlain was roughed up for four runs in the first inning, before settling down and striking out 12 through 5 2/3. Josh Beckett gave up 3 runs through 6 innings of work, all of which came on a monster home run by former Boston centerfielder Johnny Damon. The Sox got another run in the 9th on a bases-loaded walk charged to Mark Melancon. Boston relievers Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito combined for 3 perfect innings to preserve the lead and give the Sox a 5-0 run against their rivals. After hitting a 3-run homer to give the Sox the early lead, Sox left fielder Bay was hit with a pitch in the 5th. Chamberlain, who has shown a tendency to hit first-baseman Kevin Youkilis, will not be penalized for the HBP. The win gives the Sox a 17-10 record, while the Yankees fell to .500 on the year at 13-13. Centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury left in the 4th inning with tightness in his right hamstring, but is not expected to miss significant playing time. The Sox return home on Wednesday night to face the Cleveland Indians, who currently reisde at last place in the American League Central division. Boston Red Sox tickets are available now!