Yanks Pick Up Their First Win Of The West Coast Trip

Everyone can exhale and relax because the Yankees have finally won a game on this seven-game West Coast road trip. It certainly took long enough and thankfully for them, the Seattle Mariners are not the Oakland A’s.

There would be no late heroics, no walk-off for the home team and the Yankees were the ones high...

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Turley dominates in Tampa, and Austin returns to action for GCL Yanks

Trenton lost to Portland 7-4 in 11 innings:

It was a seesaw game in Portland tonight early, but the Thunder found themselves on the wrong end of some extra inning heroics tonight. Trenton got on the board first after Jose Pirela led off the game with a double, but Portland responded by taking the lead with two runs in the bottom of the first. Trenton tied the game in the third after Pirela tripled in his second at bat, and then took the lead in the fourth on a two run home run from Neil Medchill. Again, however, the lead was fleeting as Reading scored a run of their own in the bottom of the fourth. The Yankees took the lead again in the sixth thanks to a lead off homer by David Adams, but again, Portland tied the game in the bottom of the same inning, this time at four runs apiece. That’s exactly where the game stayed until the bottom of the 11th, though Trenton twice had two runners in scoring position with two outs, first in the sixth inning and then again in the top of the eighth, and had the go ahead run on third base with no one out in the 11th.…

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Game 96: Ichiro!

While I am not delusional enough to believe that prime Ichiro will be strolling into the Yankees clubhouse tonight, I may or may not remain irrationally excited that he is now a Yankee.

What does he offer? A roughly league-average bat against RHP (96 wRC+) and away from Safeco (98 wRC+), well above-average defense,...

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Yankees acquire Ichiro Suzuki from Mariners

The Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Discuss.

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Sweep in Oakland Highlights Yanks’ Flaws, but Shouldn’t Distract From Team’s Ceiling

(The following is being syndicated from The Captain’s Blog; follow me on Twitter at@williamnyy23).

Gardner’s absence has left a void in the Yankees’ outfield and lineup. (Photo: AP)

The Athletics were already the hottest team in baseball before the...

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