Adrian Beltre sent one over the left field wall for the loaded bases to touch all four to lift the Boston Red Sox past the Cleveland Indians 6-2 yesterday at Fenway Park. The Sox are currently six games out of the AL East Division lead heading into their next four-game weekend series against the New York Yankees. The Yanks and Rays have hovered at the top of the Division over the course of the season. The injury plagued Boston lineup, who once found themselves just a half game behind in early July are struggling to stay in contention during the most crucial part of the regular season.
Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis has just been placed on the disabled list for the remainder of the season due to a torn muscle in his right thumb. Dustin Pedroia (foot), Jason Varitek (foot) and Mike Cameron (abdominal strain) are still healing with hopes to return shortly. Veteran infielder Mike Lowell will see more time on the ball field in light of Youk’s absence. “I don’t know how many teams you can take a Youkilis out, but you can write a Lowell in,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “I guess that’s how I prefer to look at it.”
The Yankees wrapped their three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays with a 5-1 W. Third baseman Alex Rodriguez belted his career 600th home run in the process, becoming the youngest player in MLB history to reach the milestone. A-Rod was relieved to finally hit the mark, saying “”I am definitely glad it’s over, and I definitely enjoyed that moment, I enjoyed the win…There’s no question I was pressing ’cause I wanted to get it out of the way.” Clay Buccholz and Javier Vazquez are the projected starters for tonight’s contest. Purchase your Yankees vs Red Sox tickets right here at AceTicket.com!
Alex Rodriguez belted a Robinson Tejada 0-2 fastball over the wall in right-center to notch his 599th career home run, contributing to the New York Yankees 10-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals Thursday at Yankee Stadium. A-Rod finished with three hits and four RBI’s on the night courtesy of the two-run blast that leaves him one shy of becoming the seventh major leaguer to hit 600. The 13X All-Star doesn’t feel the pressure in regards to the milestone, saying “nothing’s as exciting as what happened last November. Now I have a different perspective on things.”
The Yankees lineup featured four players with multiple hits between Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher. A-Rod had his chance at 600 in the eighth when he doubled to deep right to bring in Teixeira. Yankees Ace CC Sabathia let up 11 scattered hits and four runs through six innings of work. Relievers David Robinson, Joba Chamberlain and Chan Ho Park split the work from there through the last three innings to shut the door on the Royals offense. Rodriguez will have three more games at home to hit #600 before the team begins their next road trip in Cleveland July 26th. Find the best New York Yankees ticket deals right here at Ace!
Alex Rodriguez came through in the eighth inning with a two-run shot to right to give his New York Yankees the 4-2 edge over the Seattle Mariners yesterday in the Bronx. The 48-30 Yankees avoided the series sweep with the recent W, keeping them on top of the AL East Division by 1.5 games. Mark Teixeira grounded out to shortstop in the first but scored Derek Jeter for New York to gain the initial 1-0 lead. Robinson Cano homered in the fourth to right-center, supplying the only source of offensive production in six innings. Seattle rallied in the top of the eighth to tie it up and set the stage for A-Rod to take over from there.
CC Sabathia was stellar on the mound, letting up just two runs and five hits in eight innings of work. “CC threw a great game,” said Rodriguez. “Anytime you go eight innings and they only score two runs you want to reward him with a win.” Sabathia has now won six straight to earn an impressive 10-3 record and 3.33 ERA. The Yankees are next scheduled to host the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend before traveling to Oakland and Seattle before the All-Star break. New York Yankees tickets are now available!
Mega-star rappers Eminem and Jay-Z are set to team up for two shows in their respective hometowns on Thursday, September 2nd at Comerica Park and Sunday, September 13th at Yankee Stadium. During a Tigers vs. Yankees game this past Wednesday, Eminem stated “this is a once in a lifetime set of shows, and I know we’re both really going to bring it to our home-towns.” Jay-Z added on to emphasize the importance showcasing their talents, saying “we wanted to stretch the genre of hip hop music and show that it can play live audiences.”
Jay-Z just recently completed his 2010 “BP3″ tour to further promote his latest album The Blueprint 3. Singles “Run This Town” and “New York” have both received heavy airplay over the past several months. Eminem is working towards the release of his 7th studio project Recovery, which is set to drop in stores Tuesday, June 22nd. Don’t miss your chance to witness two of the greatest rappers live at their home ballparks. Check back for tickets right here with us at Ace!
Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano and Jorge Posada collected their World Series rings before coming up with multiple hits en route to the New York Yankees 7-5 victory over the Anaheim Angels yesterday at Yankee Stadium. The ceremonies consisted of fans cheering in appreciation for their beloved 2009 lineup that included Angels outfielder Hideki Matsui. The former Fall Classic MVP received the loudest ovation as he walked towards Yogi Berra to hold on to his newest prized possession. Captain Derek Jeter didn’t hesitate to praise his longtime friend and co-worker, saying “he has been one of my favorite teammates I ever played with.”
The Yankees wasted no time getting on the board with a pair of home runs supplied by Nick Johnson and Jeter through the first three innings. New York was able to cruise until the start of the 9th, when Bobby Abreu knocked a three-run homer to right to make it 7-5. From there the Yanks were able to close it out to conclude their first home stand of the 2010 regular season. The Angels will stay in the Bronx for two more games starting Wednesday, April 14th. New York Yankees tickets are now available!
Junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman is scheduled to battle ex-welterweight champion Miguel Cotto Saturday, June 5th at Yankee Stadium. This will mark the first boxing match at the Yankees new facility. The last fight at the original stadium featured Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton in 1976. Fight promoter Bob Arum expects over 30,000 to be in attendance. “Yankee Stadium just brings up memories of fabulous sports nights,” he said. “How could anyone who has a feeling for momentous things not be here?”
Yankees COO Lonn Trost hopes for locals to find excitement in the upcoming regional showdown, with Cotto’s primary supporters residing in the Bronx as Forman holds a strong following in Brooklyn. Cotto has racked up a 34-2 career record with 11 knockouts. Foreman is still fighting with a flawless record at 28-0. Check back for Cotto vs. Foreman tickets right here at AceTicket.com!
The 2011 Winter Classic has been rumored to take place at Yankee Stadium and feature the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals. New York fans are thrilled to be up for major consideration after the league passed them by for the 2009 and 2010 events. Last year’s contest featured the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field. Fenway Park is scheduled to ring in the new decade, showcasing the highly anticipated regular season matchup between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.
Yankees COO Lonn Trost said they were very close to hosting the upcoming Classic that eventually found its way to Boston. “The NHL had issues with – it would have created too many logistical issues,” said Trost. “But we certainly were in discussions, and we certainly will continue to be. We want to do it.” Don’t miss the Winter Classic at Fenway in Boston, MA Friday, January 1st!
The New York Yankees have just landed a deal to receive Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson earlier this morning. After winning their 27th World Championship this past November, the organization has wasted no time dealing away heading into 2010. The Yanks sent Ian Kennedy to Arizona, and Phil Coke and Austin Jackson to Detroit. The Tigers in return gave up All-Star pitcher Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks, and Arizona sent young pitchers Max Scherzer and Daniel Schlereth back over to Detroit. In light of the recent move, free agents Johnny Damon and Hideki Matsui are wondering whether or not they’ll be suiting up in pinstripes next season.
“Granderson, of course he’s going to make them better,” said Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. “He’s a pretty good outfielder. He plays with a lot of energy. He’s the kind of guy that fits into that landscape in New York, where he’s going to thrive within that kind of a situation.”
Veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte is set to rejoin the Yankees, agreeing to a $11.75 million one-year contract. Last season Pettitte became the first pitcher to start and win the clincher in all three playoff rounds. He’s earned five championship rings in total as a New York Yankee. Even though Pettitte will stay comfortable in New York, Yankees Andrew Marchand believes the team is “still on it” in regards to Toronto Blue Jays ace Pitcher Roy Halladay.
New York Yankees’ veteran pitcher Andy Pettitte has announced his intentions to pitch in 2010. The free agent according to Buster Olney would like to pitch for the Yankees in his 16th MLB season. Pettitte went 14-8 for the Yankees in 2009 and was 4-0 in the postseason leading to their 27th World Series Championship. There is no early word on a potential contract with the Yankees but it is likely the two sides will come to some deal to bring Andy back.
Update: Pettitte has reportedly turned down the Yankees’ first offer of $10 million.
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Hideki Matsui really lived up to the name Godzilla with three hits and six RBI’s last night at Yankee Stadium, as the New York Yankees went on to win Game 6 and the World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies for their 27th championship. Matsui will be joining the list of free agents this offseason, and certainly has proved to the organization that he is worth every penny they are giving him. “It’s awesome,” Matsui said through a translator. “Unbelievable. I’m surprised myself.”
Veteran Andy Pettitte notched the win from five innings pitched, letting up three runs and four hits. Mariano Rivera seemed collected as usual while putting the series to a close. The trusted right-hander allowed just one hit through the final five outs.
The Yankees were in control all game after Matsui’s two-run homer in the second. They were up 7-1 in the 6th when Ryan Howard knocked a longball to left, bringing in Chase Utley to pull within four. “You don’t look at it as a failure,” said Howard. “We had a great season. We just got beat by the better team.”
Alex Rodriguez, after a dramatic year full of injury and steroid allegations was thrilled at the thought of finally collecting a ring next April. “My teammates, coaches and the organization stood by me and now we stand here as world champions,” said Rodriguez. “We’re going to enjoy it, and we’re going to party!” Already looking forward to 2010? Look right here with us at Ace for Yankees and Phillies tickets next season!