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NY Baseball Recap for April 27th

(Monday, April 27) NEW YORK YANKEES Final Score: New York 4, Tampa Bay 1 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brian McCann’s solo home run snapped a tie game in the sixth inning and helped the New York Yankees continue their recent roll with a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. McCann and Brett Gardner each went 2-for-4 with an RBI ... Read More »

Rodriguez homers as Yankees beat Mets

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Rodriguez hit a solo homer and drove in two runs as the New York Yankees beat the Mets 6-4 in the rubber match of a three-game series. Gregorio Petit, Brett Gardner and Chris Young had one RBI apiece for the Yankees, who improved to 11-8 on the young season. Nathan Eovaldi allowed four runs on ... Read More »

Bernie Williams will officially retire on Friday

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams will formally sign his retirement papers at a press conference Friday at Yankee Stadium, the team announced Wednesday. The 46-year-old Williams has not played in the majors since 2006. During Friday’s press conference, the Yankees will unveil a logo related to the retirement of Williams’ No. 51 and his Monument Park ... Read More »

Duda, Mets beat Marlins in series opener

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The Mets are riding their first five-game winning streak in nearly two years, as Lucas Duda drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning to help give New York a 7-5 victory over the Miami Marlins. Duda went 3-for-4 with two doubles, Michael Cuddyer drove in a pair and Wilmer Flores added a three-run homer ... Read More »

Mets’ Wright heads to DL

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) – The New York Mets placed third baseman David Wright on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a mild right hamstring strain. Wright underwent an MRI on Wednesday and received a cortisone shot. He is expected to resume baseball activities on Friday. Wright had started his 12th big-league season off on the right foot, hitting ... Read More »

Drew’s slam lifts Yankees over Orioles

Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) – Stephen Drew’s pinch-hit, go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning was the biggest of three home runs for the New York Yankees, who held on for a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in the opener of a three-game series. Chris Young and Mark Teixeira had solo shots prior to Drew’s blast off Tommy Hunter (0-1) ... Read More »

Mets blank Phillies in home opener

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Jacob deGrom and three New York relievers combined on an seven-hit shutout as the Mets won their home opener, 2-0, over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday. DeGrom (1-1), the reigning NL Rookie of the Year, pick up his first win of the season, allowing seven hits, striking out three and walking one over 6 1/3 innings. ... Read More »

Fantasy Baseball: Where your hitter bats does matter

By Steve Schwarz It’s not just a change of venue that can alter a hitter’s fantasy value, his spot in the order can also be a huge factor in his production. Just as playing in a better hitter’s park, like Coors Field, can help a fantasy owner’s totals, or batting half the season in Petco Park can hinder it, moving ... Read More »

Yankees rout Red Sox to avoid sweep

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Rodriguez knocked in four runs and scored once in the New York Yankees’ 14-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. Chase Headley and Stephen Drew each homered during a seven-run first inning for the Yankees, who avoided a three-game sweep. Brian McCann added a solo homer in the eighth. “I think overall ... Read More »