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Whitley eyes first big league win vs. Royals

(Sportsnetwork.com) – There is little dispute now that Masahiro Tanaka has emerged as the ace of the New York Yankees’ rotation. Chase Whitley, meanwhile, has been a solid addition to the injured group as well and the right-hander will try to secure his first Major League victory on Friday night when the Yankees open a four-game set with the hosting ... Read More »

Jacob deGrom only lasts five innings as Mets Fall to Cubs 7-4

(Thursday, June 5) Final Score: Chicago 7, New York 4 Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Anthony Rizzo’s tie-breaking solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled the Chicago Cubs to their first series sweep of the season, capped by Thursday’s 7-4 triumph over the New York Mets. Rizzo finished 2-for-4 and Junior Lake had a two-run triple in Chicago’s third ... Read More »

Tanaka aims to bail out Yankees vs. A’s

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees hope Masahiro Tanaka can start his June slate the way he ended May when the Japanese hurler gets the call Thursday against the Oakland Athletics. Tanaka will try to salvage the finale of this three-game set for the Yankees, who have lost four in a row and six of eight games. Tanaka was named ... Read More »

Mets Fall to Cubs 5-4 in Chicago

(Wednesday, June 4) Final Score: Chicago 5, New York 4 Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Starlin Castro went 3-for-4 with three RBI and the Chicago Cubs defeated the New York Mets, 5-4, in the second matchup of a three-game set from Wrigley Field. The Cubs trailed by two entering the home half of the fifth, but with one out, Emilio Bonifacio ... Read More »

Slumping Yankees Fall to the Athletics Again 7-4

(Wednesday, June 4) Final Score: Oakland 7, New York 4 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Two solo home runs from Yoenis Cespedes and one from Josh Donaldson helped the Oakland Athletics climb out of an early hole to beat the New York Yankees 7-4 on Wednesday night. Donaldson had the go-ahead blast in the seventh inning, giving the A’s a 5-4 ... Read More »

Don Zimmer, baseball lifer, dies at 83

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Don Zimmer, a baseball lifer who spent 12 seasons in the major leagues as a player and more than four decades as a manager, coach and advisor, has died, according to the Tampa Bay Rays. He was 83. Zimmer, who had undergone heart surgery in April, died Wednesday at BayCare Alliant Hospital in Dunedin, Florida, ... Read More »

Wheeler Pitches Well but Cubs edge Mets 2-1

(June 3rd) Final Score: Chicago 2, New York 1 Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Nate Schierholtz drove in the winning run in the ninth inning to help the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a three-game series. With Scott Rice (1-2) on the mound, Anthony Rizzo led off with a single. Starlin ... Read More »

Surging A’s open up set with hosting Yankees

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics will try to add to the American League’s best record when they invade the Bronx Tuesday for the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees. The AL West-leading Athletics are 35-22 on the season and swept a three-game series from the LA Angels of Anaheim this past weekend. The A’s broke out ... Read More »

Struggling Cubs aim to slow down Mets

(SportsNetwork.com) – The perpetually skidding Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field for the first of a three-game series on Tuesday night, when they’ll host the suddenly red-hot New York Mets. The Cubs won four times over a 10-game road trip that featured frequent offensive power outages and resulted in three shutout losses and five games in which they lost by ... Read More »