Gary Sanchez's tape-measure home run -- the first of two homers by the catcher -- ignited a Yankees onslaught on Matthew Boyd and the Tigers' bullpen, supporting seven quality innings from Masahiro Tanaka in his return from the disabled list for a 13-4 New York victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park.
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Yankees slugger Gary Sanchez got an 80-mph changeup up in the zone in the first inning Tuesday night, and he didn't miss it. Sanchez turned on the Matthew Boyd pitch and sent it flying 493 feet for a two-run home run to left field, according to Statcast. Sanchez also went deep in the ninth inning of a 13-4 rout, giving him 25 homers on the season.
Pitcher Jio Orozco is a competitor on the mound and is putting up some quality numbers for the Class A Staten Island Yankees.
When the Yankees' roster of Players Weekend nicknames started to circulate in their clubhouse, most of them seemed to make sense pretty quickly. Aaron "All Rise" Judge, Clint "Red Thunder" Frazier and Aroldis "The Missile" Chapman were among the more inspired choices that fit the players' personas. Then there is the mystery of Sonny "Pickles" Gray.
Gearing up for a late-season push for the postseason, the Yankees are patiently awaiting the return of first baseman Greg Bird (right ankle), second baseman Starlin Castro (right hamstring) and designated hitter Matt Holliday (left lumbar strain), who are all out on Minor League rehab assignments.
Would moving Aaron Judge down in the order take some pressure off and allow him not to be so much the focus of the Yankees? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch addresses this topic and others in his latest Inbox.
Rory McIlroy turns Yankee Stadium into a golf course
Who do the Yankees have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
For the second straight weekend, the Red Sox were successful in their quest of preventing the Yankees from making a dent in the American League East standings. Backed by a pair of two-out RBI hits by Jackie Bradley Jr. and a strong pitching performance from the resurgent Rick Porcello, Boston once again took two out of three from New York, opening up a five-game lead in the division with a 5-1 victory on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Watch Todd Frazier's son show off his swing
Francisco Mejia and Bobby Bradley helped bring Akron's five-game losing streak to an end as the duo combined for five extra-base hits, five runs and six RBIs in a 13-5 victory against Harrisburg.
The Yankees believe that they are seeing signs of Aaron Judge shaking off his second-half slump, and as such, manager Joe Girardi said that he is not considering moving the slugger out of the No. 3 spot in the lineup.
Yankees prospects Miguel Andujar and Domingo German led Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a 3-0 win over Durham with a pair of strong performances on Sunday.
Four straight ineffective appearances bumped Aroldis Chapman out of his job as the Yankees' closer on Saturday, and with Dellin Betances and David Robertson taking over as a fluid late-inning tandem, there is no guarantee of when (or if) the flame-thrower will reclaim that title.
CC Sabathia is the active Major League leader in strikeouts, and the veteran hurler notched another interesting footnote to his lengthy career as he returned from the 10-day disabled list on Saturday.
After a couple of recent missteps against the Red Sox, the Yankees had some urgency to win Saturday night and not lose any more ground in the American League East. That meant beating heavy AL Cy Young Award favorite Chris Sale, and the Bronx Bombers used a couple of home-run swings to pull off that daunting task en route to an important 4-3 victory at Fenway Park.
Trevor Stephan, the Yankees' No. 30 prospect, led the Class A Short Season Staten Island pitching staff with a dominant performance in a 5-0 win over Lowell on Saturday.
The rivalry has been back to its riveting best the last two weekends, and no lead ever feels safe. The Yankees and Red Sox traded impressive comebacks in Friday night's series opener, but Boston prevailed with a 9-6 victory that had Fenway Park rocking in the late innings -- and with good reason.
The Yankees could soon add a trio of formidable reinforcements to their lineup for the postseason push, as Greg Bird, Starlin Castro and Matt Holliday all have Minor League rehabilitation assignments underway.
After trading for David Roberston and Tommy Kahnle, and with Chad Green blossoming into a dominant weapon, the Yankees have what looks like baseball's most terrifying bullpen -- even with Aroldis Chapman struggling.
Hannah and Derek Jeter welcome baby Bella
Gary Sanchez strapped the Yankees onto his back last August, when the power-hitting catcher enjoyed a historic surge that kept the team in the postseason race into the season's final weeks. His teammates may be wondering if a repeat performance is already underway.
Gary Sanchez is carrying a sizzling bat for a second consecutive August, as the catcher homered and drove in five runs to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Mets on Thursday at Citi Field, completing a four-game sweep of the Subway Series.
Severino's first career hit elated teammates
One year ago this week, Tyler Austin made history when he and Aaron Judge homered back-to-back in their first Major League at-bats, becoming the first pair of teammates to do so. Austin was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday as the Yankees placed first baseman Garrett Cooper on the 10-day disabled list with left hamstring tendinitis.
In his first career game at Citi Field, Aaron Judge visited a seating area where few players have been able to reach, crushing his American League-leading 37th homer into the upper deck in left field.
Aaron Judge hit one of the most impressive home runs in Citi Field history and Didi Gregorius delivered a tiebreaking hit as the Yankees defeated the Mets, 5-3, in Subway Series action on Wednesday evening.
Check out reactions to Judge's mammoth homer
The Yankees offered two votes of confidence for Aroldis Chapman on Wednesday afternoon, with manager Joe Girardi stating that "he will continue to be my closer" and that he believes the left-hander will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list.
To Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, the criteria are pretty clear cut. In a 2017 season in which expectations rose considerably after a strong start -- and especially after an active Trade Deadline period -- there is more emphasis on what was, going into Wednesday, a 6-8 record in August than there would have been otherwise.
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Sonny Gray hurled six-plus solid innings to pick up his first win in pinstripes and Aroldis Chapman survived a bumpy ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the Mets, 5-4, on Tuesday evening, concluding the Yankee Stadium portion of the Subway Series.
Aroldis Chapman crouched at the front of the mound while Amed Rosario circled the bases around him, remaining motionless until catcher Gary Sanchez finally patted the struggling closer on the back with his glove.
Are Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez partially to thank for Gary Sanchez's offensive surge? The catcher homered for the fourth time in seven games on Tuesday, helping the Yankees to a 5-4 win over the Mets, and said that a recent power lunch in midtown Manhattan with the superstar couple helped to clear his mind.