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2019-08-18 21:19

Dugout Antics Lead to Another Brett Gardner Ejection Gardner, Aaron Boone and C.C. Sabathia were all ejected in the bottom of the sixth inning amid disputes with the umpires in a victory over the Cleveland Indians....
2019-08-18 05:30

Yankees’ Mike Tauchman First Did His Homework, Then Got His Chance The outfielder embraced what it means to be a modern player, using video, data and opportunity to emerge as an invaluable contributor to his new team....
2019-08-17 01:45

Worried About Aaron Judge? He Isn’t Judge, the Yankees’ star slugger, has struggled all August, with just one home run since July 20. But he’s already learned to avoid overreacting to slumps....
2019-08-16 16:45

Indians Score Early and Often in Shellacking of Yankees A seven-run first inning set the tone in a game in which the Yankees’ only real highlight was Mike Ford, a position player, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning....
2019-08-16 16:45

Pete Alonso’s Big Day Helps Halt Mets’ Losing Streak at Three Alonso, a rookie first baseman, went 5 for 5, reached base six times, and tied Cody Bellinger’s record for homers by a rookie in the National League....
2019-08-16 16:45

Mets Lose Jeff McNeil and Call Up Ruben Tejada McNeil, one of the club’s best hitters, sustained a hamstring strain and will be out until at least Aug. 24. Tejada, 29, has not played for the Mets since the 2015 postseason....
2019-08-14 23:45

Facing Little Resistance, the Yankees’ Main Goal Is Health With a spot in the playoffs all but assured, the Yankees have the luxury of coasting through the last six weeks of the season while focusing on the recovery of several players....
2019-08-13 07:30

The Mets’ Latest August Run Stalls, but Optimism Abounds Their eight-game win streak came to an end, but the Mets are on the verge of a playoff spot. They carry plenty of momentum into a six-game road trip....
2019-08-12 08:30

Clint Frazier Knows Why He’s in Scranton, but Longs for New York The brash young outfielder has heard the criticisms of his personality and play, but he’s embraced the relative calm of the minor leagues to work on his game — for now....
2019-08-09 15:00

The Yankees’ Trade Deadline Haul? A 20-Year-Old Pitching Prospect Yankees management stated for weeks that the team was seeking a top starting pitcher, but it whiffed on its efforts to improve the roster on Wednesday....
2019-08-01 02:45

Tanaka’s Ugly Start in Boston Sets Off October Alarms for the Yankees Masahiro Tanaka allowed 12 runs in three and a third innings against the Red Sox, reminding the Yankees that their offense, however improved this season, cannot be expected to win a title on its own....
2019-08-01 01:15

‘It’s Like an Explosion’: The Pain of a Foul Tip to the Catcher’s Mask Catchers are vulnerable to head trauma from balls glancing off hitters’ bats and into their masks, but, unlike in other sports, they must leave the game for good or deal with the effects....
2019-08-01 01:15

Mookie Betts’s 3 Homers Lead Another Red Sox Demolition of the Yankees Batters have had three-homer games on four straight days for the first time in big league history. Betts followed the Mets’ Robinson Cano, St. Louis’s Paul DeJong and Minnesota’s Nelson Cruz....
2019-08-01 01:15

Steven Matz Throws His First Complete Game as Mets Cruise In his third start since a brief stint in the bullpen, Matz allowed five hits and one walk on only 99 pitches. “My sinker and slider were a pretty good combo,” he said....
2019-08-01 01:15

Robinson Cano, Better Than Vintage, Hits 3 Homers in Mets’ Win Mired in his worst offensive season in the majors, Cano had what might have been the best game of his 15-year career. “It sort of feels good,” he said....
2019-07-24 07:30

North of Cooperstown, a Hall of Fame That Fits Canada Just Fine The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has modest roots, but a recent expansion offers more room to preserve the country’s sometimes-quirky involvement in the game....
2019-07-19 13:30

Yankees Beat Rays in a Game Full of Firepower Aaron Judge hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth, and soon after that, Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam. Two innings before, the benches cleared and Gregorius had to restrain C.C. Sabathia....
2019-07-17 08:00

For Modern Strikeouts, Pitchers Veer Outside the Strike Zone It’s a paradox for today’s big-league pitchers: M.L.B. is on pace for another strikeout record, but fewer pitches than ever are going inside the rule-book zone....
2019-07-16 15:15

For the Second Half, the Yankees Have a Short Wish List: Pitching A strong bullpen and an overwhelming offense have lifted the Yankees to a stellar record. They know they’ll need a pitching upgrade to win a championship....
2019-07-12 09:30

The Mets at Midseason: Can They Dig Their Way Out? It was a trying first half in Queens — with a few bright spots. Manager Mickey Callaway has continued to express optimism, but his club has plenty of questions to answer....
2019-07-12 09:30

Jim Bouton Opened Up the Major Leagues to Everyone Through both his everyman path to professional baseball and his revealing memoir “Ball Four,” Bouton, who died on Wednesday, made a gilded world seem attainable....
2019-07-11 22:45

‘Just Come Out and Say It’: Players Want Answers on the Changing Ball The numbers show that the baseball used in the majors is flying farther than before. While M.L.B. insists it wasn’t intentional, players just want to know how — and why — it happened....
2019-07-10 04:00

Tony Clark’s Second Chance He was unexpectedly thrust into the position of leading the players’ union. Now, as owners have seemingly gained an advantage, can he fix the sport’s labor landscape?...
2019-07-08 11:45

Yankees Acknowledge Missteps in Handling of Luis Severino’s Injury In an injury-riddled season, the team allowed its ace to resume throwing without a precautionary M.R.I. In retrospect, officials believe that was a mistake....
2019-07-01 00:30

Mets Go Ahead in 9th, but Lose on Home Run by Phillies The Mets’ Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Hector Neris with one out in the ninth, but the Phillies rallied in the bottom of the inning to win it....
2019-06-28 06:30

Yankees’ Homer Streak Breaks a Record, but Lacks the Power to Surprise As Yankees blasts have become a daily affair, a few other teams have ended up on pace to surpass the major league home run record that the Bombers set last season....
2019-06-28 04:30

‘If You Don’t Have It, You’re Behind’: College Baseball’s Tech Arms Race The technological wave that swept M.L.B. has reached college baseball, but the price of high-tech devices has created a bigger gulf between the haves and have-nots....
2019-06-27 19:30

As the Twins Stay Hot, La Tortuga Earns a Warm Embrace in Minnesota Willians Astudillo, a.k.a. la Tortuga (or the Turtle), doesn’t look like most major leaguers. And with a rare ability to make contact, he doesn’t hit like them, either....
2019-06-27 19:30

Baseball in London? It’s a Real Thing, Even When the Yankees Aren’t Visiting Britain’s rare baseball devotees hope the visit from the Red Sox and Yankees this weekend will make the sport more than a niche activity in their country....
2019-06-27 19:30

Jay Bruce’s Double Leads the Phillies Over the Mets The Phillies overcame a 4-0 deficit against the Mets’ bullpen, spoiling a strong start from Jason Vargas, who tied a career high with 10 strikeouts before being pulled after only 77 pitches....
2019-06-27 19:30

‘Hot Dogs! Cold Beer!’ M.L.B. Will Bring the Familiar to London Stadium The Yankees and Red Sox will bring the peanuts and Cracker Jack to an overseas series. But there will also be British twists, like appearances by Churchill and Henry VIII....
2019-06-27 19:30

Astros Offer Yankees a Potential Glimpse of the Postseason Houston was missing two of its best hitters for this series. But Justin Verlander was on the mound Sunday and the Astros won the season series between the teams....
2019-06-24 02:30

With a Lift From Jacob deGrom, the Mets Trounce the Braves DeGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, and Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his career as the Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves, 10-2....
2019-06-19 09:15

Giancarlo Stanton Returns, as Yankees’ Offense Continues to Power Up Stanton saw hurdle after hurdle in his recovery from what was initially a biceps tear, but he brought his powerful bat back to the lineup on Tuesday....
2019-06-19 04:15

David Ortiz ‘Resting Comfortably’ After 2nd Surgery in Boston Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, said he was expected to remain at the hospital for several days while investigators in the Dominican Republic continued investigating the shooting....
2019-06-12 02:00

Yankees Top Mets in Error-Riddled Opener to Subway Series There were several miscues on both sides in the first game of a doubleheader, but the big bats of several replacement Yankees made all the difference....
2019-06-12 02:00

Dallas Keuchel Is Returning to the Majors as an Atlanta Brave The Braves landed Keuchel, who missed more than a third of the season, after signing free agents like him and Craig Kimbrel no longer meant giving up a draft pick....
2019-06-07 10:30

Yankees’ Clint Frazier Defends His Silence “I didn’t feel like I needed to stand in front of everyone and explain myself,” Frazier said of avoiding reporters on Sunday, when he struggled defensively. His decision clashed with team standards....
2019-06-05 04:45

A Foul Ball, an Injured Little Girl and Another Cycle of Anguish Without Answers Despite additional netting at baseball parks, spectators remain vulnerable, and some players and fans are wondering what it will take to spur more change....
2019-06-01 15:15

Yankees Show Off Their Depth, Beating the Orioles Once Again The red-hot Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez did not enter the game until the ninth inning, but the first-place Yankees still managed to walk away with a win....
2019-05-24 05:30

For the Mets, Carlos Gomez’s Blast Caps a Fraught Stretch on a High Note Gomez hit a three-run homer in the eighth that gave the Mets a four-game sweep of the Washington Nationals, but two new injuries tempered the positivity....
2019-05-24 05:30

A Novel Idea in the Majors: Using Batting Practice to Get Better B.P. has been a baseball tradition for more than a century, but there is evidence that the usual methods might make batters worse. So some teams are experimenting....
2019-05-23 12:00

Carter Stewart, 19, Chooses Japan Over the M.L.B. Draft Stewart, who was drafted by the Braves last year but did not sign, has chosen to start his career abroad, which would allow him to become a major league free agent more quickly....
2019-05-23 02:30

The Yankees (and a Power Failure) Turn the Lights Out at Tropicana Field A delay resulted in a single at-bat taking 45 minutes. But when play resumed, the Yankees got right back to business with a solo homer that helped seal the win....
2019-05-22 18:01

Money and Modern Strategy: How the Depleted Yankees Kept Winning Despite 17 players spending time on the injured list this year, the Yankees have kept pace in the A.L. East with smart moves rather than splashy ones....
2019-05-22 18:01

Yankees Beat Rays With a Taste of Their Own Medicine With James Paxton injured, the Yankees employed a so-called opener to start the game. The strategy paid off thanks to a seven-run explosion in the sixth inning....
2019-05-22 18:01

Yankees Continue to Pummel Orioles Pitching Clint Frazier homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as the Yankees kept up their assault on Baltimore pitching in an 11-4 rout Tuesday night....
2019-05-22 10:30

Mariners 10, Yankees 1: A Rookie Mariners Pitcher Stifles the Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said he would look into images that TV cameras captured of a dark substance smudged under the brim of the cap worn by Mariners starter Yusei Kikuchi....
2019-05-21 15:45

After Jacob deGrom and Corey Kluber, Stetson University Dreams Even Bigger With the pair of Cy Young Award winners among its alumni, the small college in Central Florida has a potent recruiting pitch as it eyes the national stage....
2019-05-21 15:45

Yankees 7, Rays 1: The Yankees (and a Power Failure) Turn the Lights Out at Tropicana Field A delay resulted in a single at-bat taking 45 minutes. But when play resumed, the Yankees got right back to business with a solo homer that helped seal the win....
2019-05-21 15:45

At Black Colleges, the Baseball Teams Increasingly Aren’t As the number of African-American baseball players continues to decline, black players are often surprised to find themselves in the minority even at historically black colleges....
2019-05-21 15:45

Julio Urias of Dodgers Placed on Leave After Domestic Violence Arrest Urias, 22, was arrested on Monday night for “intimate partner battery,” the police in Los Angeles said. The commissioner’s office will investigate the situation....
2019-05-21 15:45

For These Minor Leaguers, the Living Is Good if You Don’t Mind the Dead Below Players in the lower levels of professional baseball often settle for less-than-desirable living arrangements, but few residences are eerier than the funeral home where several Yankee prospects have lived....
2019-05-21 15:45

The Rays Are a Surrealist’s Delight In an era of baseball’s richest teams dominating smaller-market clubs, Tampa Bay has managed a third way: spending less and winning more through ceaseless innovation....
2019-05-21 15:45

Yankees 4, Rays 3: Money and Modern Strategy: How the Depleted Yankees Kept Winning Despite 17 players spending time on the injured list this year, the Yankees have kept pace in the A.L. East with smart moves rather than splashy ones....
2019-05-21 15:45

Yankees 13, Rays 5: Yankees Beat Rays With a Taste of Their Own Medicine With James Paxton injured, the Yankees employed a so-called opener to start the game. The strategy paid off thanks to a seven-run explosion in the sixth inning....
2019-05-21 15:45

On Baseball: Mets’ Brodie Van Wagenen Isn’t Ready to Give Up on His Roster, or His Manager Firing Manager Mickey Callaway would be admitting flaws in the Mets’ plan, but Van Wagenen opted to double down on the team he assembled in his first off-season as a general manager....
2019-05-21 15:45