The Baltimore Orioles came to win this past Monday night at Camden Yards. Rookie Wei-Yin Chen outpitched 40-year-old Andy Pettite to complete a 3-2 victory against the New York Yankees. This game evened their AL division series at one game apiece. (more)
Yankees veteran shortstop Derek Jeter reached yet another milestone in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays, earning his 200th hit of the season with a single to center in the first inning. The Captain has produced eight career 200-hit seasons in total, tying him with Lou Gehrig for the most by a Yankee. At the age of 38, Jeter is the sixth-oldest player to reach the 200-hit mark. (more)
Russell Martin drove in two runs in the fourth inning and homered later in the sixth, lifting the New York Yankees to win 6-4 over the Tampa Bay Rays last night at Tropicana Field. Hiroki Kuroda was able to notch the W after letting up four runs on eight hits through six innings on the mound. (more)
Curtis Granderson provided the go ahead score in the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo-shot to right en route to a New York Yankees 6-3 victory over the Detriot Tigers at home to start off their upcoming 162-game regular season campaign at 1-0. Mark Teixeira, notoriously known for his slow starts in April, capitalized on their early March debut with a three-run blast to right in the third inning for the initial 3-1 lead. “I’ve been petitioning the league to start in March for years. Finally they let us start in March because everybody knows my Aprils,” he said. “It’s great to start this way…Last year was awful, it was embarrassing.”
CC Sabathia let up a scattered six hits and three runs through six innings with seven strikeouts and two walks. Justin Verlander produced similar numbers but couldn’t lean on his bullpen from there to harness the heavy New York lineup. The Yankees have two games this weekend against the Tigers before they play host to the Minnesota Twins in a four-game series that kicks off Monday, April 4th in the Bronx. Purchase your 2011 New York Yankees tickets right here at Ace!
The New York Yankees recently announced plans to raise select ticket prices in 2011. The cost for top field level seats will be priced at $260, just $10 more in comparison to last season and $65 down from when the New Yankee Stadium opened in 2009. Outfield tickets that had been $100 will go up to $110 and $75 tickets will rise to $80. Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trust stated that 53 percent of the non-premium seats remain unchanged next season. The Yankees led all Major League teams in 2010 home attendance with 3,676,807 total fans. They also led the American League in home attendance over the past eight years.
New York is back in the mix this off-season as potential suitors to some of the biggest names in free agency that include Cliff Lee, Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth. The front office will also keep their focus on re-signing veterans Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. “A lot of people say they’re trying to win, but we demonstrate it,” said Yankees GM Brian Cashman. “Our best selling point is that everyone in the world knows we do everything we possibly can to reload every year and make every effort to get there, within reason.” 2011 New York Yankees tickets are now available!
Cliff Lee struck out eleven batters through nine innings to lift his Texas Rangers past the Tampa Bay Rays in yesterday’s ALDS Game 5 battle at Tropicana Field. After leading the series 2-0, the Rangers found themselves with their backs against the wall as Tampa rallied on the road to even the score. Fortunately for Texas, Lee was there to push his team to the Conference Championship while claiming his sixth consecutive post-season victory in the process.
The Rangers have now won their first ever playoff series during their 50 years as an MLB franchise. “It’s unbelievable. Something we’re proud of because it’s never happened in Texas before,” said MVP candidate Josh Hamilton. “Hopefully, we can take it to the next level.” The Rangers will next host the New York Yankees for Games 1 and 2 of the American League Championship Series starting Thursday, October 15th. The series will then shift to Yankee Stadium for three games before returning to Rangers Ballpark for Games 6 and 7 if necessary.
The Yankees fell just one game short of the Rays in the AL East Division after finishing the regular season at 95-67. The defending champs are ready to recapture the title after making a statement in their sweep over the Minnesota Twins. “I think last year was a tremendous year but you know what, you’ve got to move on,” said outfielder Nick Swisher. “It’s 2010 and we’ve got ourselves in a great spot. Different personnel, same attitude.” Game 1 will feature pitchers CC Sabathia and CJ Wilson. Purchase your ALCS tickets right here with us at Ace!
Complete ALCS ScheduleGame 1 Oct. 15 Yankees at Rangers 8:00 pm
Game 2 Oct. 16 Yankees at Rangers 4:00 pm
Game 3 Oct. 18 Rangers at Yankees 8:00 pm
Game 4 Oct. 19 Rangers at Yankees 8:00 pm
Game 5 Oct. 20 Rangers at Yankees 4:00 pm if necessary
Game 6 Oct. 22 Yankees at Rangers 8:00 pm if necessaryGame 7 Oct. 23 Yankees at Rangers 8:00 pm if necessary
Yankees right-fielder Nick Swisher kicked off the festivities with a solo shot to right center as part of New York’s five-run first inning in yesterdays 8-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Bronx Bombers were held scoreless through most of the contest, but the Tampa could never quite make up the deficit. Derek Jeter doubled in the eighth to bring in Brett Gardner for the final score. Phil Hughes threw for six innings, letting up just three runs on four hits to earn his 17th win of the year.
“We haven’t accomplished anything yet, but I like what I’ve seen,” said Jeter. “Right now it seems like things are starting to click a little bit.” New York is currently 2 1/2 games ahead of the Rays in the AL East Division with 11 games remaining in on the regular season schedule. They are set to host the Rays for two more games before welcoming in the Boston Red Sox starting Friday, September 24th. “I think we all pretty much know what’s at stake,” said Swisher ater the game. “Take the Rays and us and line us up, and let’s see what happens…Getting kind of chilly out there, smells like playoff baseball.” Purchase your New York Yankees tickets with us at Ace!
Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher contributed home runs in last night’s 9-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics for the New York Yankees to claim the top spot in the AL East. The 82-50 Yanks currently hold the division advantage over the Tampa Bay Rays by one with the Boston Red Sox trailing eight games behind. Phil Hughes was sure to thank the lineup after his five innings of work on the mound, where he let up four hits and two runs on four walks.
Hughes (16-6) has won four of his last six despite yesterday’s struggles. He is ranked second in wins in the American League behind teammate CC Sabathia (18-5). “The thing that made us happy is he went out there and grinded it out,” said outfielder Nick Swisher. “You want pitchers with heart…He gave us a chance to win. That’s the reason he’s second in the AL in wins behind the big man.” The Yankees are next set to matchup with the A’s this Wednesday and Thursday before hosting the Toronto Blue Jays for a three games this weekend. New York Yankees tickets are now available!
Jay-Z has a very close-knit and outspoken relationship with his hometown (think hit songs “Empire State of Mind” and “Run This Town”), which is why he decided to bring a two-time concert collaboration with Eminem to Yankee Stadium and Eminem’s home stadium, Comerica Park in Detroit. The scheduled performance at Yankee stadium on September 13th and 14th is part of the “Home to Home” tour that will follow the September 3rd and 4th performances at Detroit’s Comerica Park as a part of a four-night concert event produced by Live Nation.
This mini tour is just the beginning of a strong partnership between the rapper and the Yanks- with the team announcing today that the hip-hop star will be producing a limited edition set of Jay-Z endorsed Yankee memorabilia, including T-Shirts, sweatshirts, fitted caps and more to go along with he and Eminem’s performances at Yankee stadium next month. The items, branded with an official Jay-Z logo, went on sale yesterday and will only be up for grabs up until September 14th. The two nights at the new Yankee Stadium will be the first concert that the venue has seen since opening its gates last year.
Jay-Z completed his 2010 “BP3″ tour to further promote his latest album The Blueprint 3 back in March and hasn’t been on tour since until now. Meanwhile Eminem’s highly anticipated 7th studio album release Recovery, has been on the charts since mid-June. Rumor has it the two rappers will invite some of their closest friends, also some of the hottest names in the industry- among past collaborations is Beyonce, Rihanna, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Drake- though nothing is set in stone. The “Home to Home” tour is just the next etch in Jay-Z’s long list of collaborations, which he’s already following up with a 5-track EP with Kanye West for this fall called Watch the Throne. Tickets are still available to see Jay-Z and Eminem at Yankee Stadium, sure to be the must see show of the fall.
John Lester allowed just four hits over 6 1/3 innings of work to lead the Boston Red Sox to split their four game weekend series with the New York Yankees yesterday in the Bronx. The 2-1 victory featured nine Yankees stranded on the base paths in scoring position. The game changer came in the bottom of the seventh inning when Marcus Thames hit the top of the fence in right center to leave Jorge Posada at third. Daniel Bard then proceeded to send Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher back to the dugout with a pair of K’s to get out of the jam. “Exciting,” said Lester on Bard after the game. “He did a great job executing pitches that inning.”
Bard let up New York’s only run courtesy of a Mark Teixiera bomb to right in the eighth. Papelbon was able to shut the door from there, striking out three in 1 1/3 innings to earn the save. “I’d say that would be one of the better days I’ve felt this year,” said Papelbon. “It was pretty stellar.” The Sox manufactured their two runs in the second with a combination of singles and stolen bases. Jacoby Ellsbury tied a team record with four steals on the day.
The Red Sox are now six games behind the Yankees in the AL East and 4 1/2 games behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild card chase. They are next scheduled to matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays this week before traveling to Arlington to face the AL West leading Texas Rangers. Boston Red Sox tickets are now available!