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Happy Birthday, Cooperstown

By Chris Ruddick, MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – It’s been 75 years since Cooperstown, New York, opened its doors to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The small little town in upstate New York celebrated the opening of the museum and its first-ever induction in front of a standing-room-only crowd on Thursday. “I stand in an institution that ... Read More »

Yankees target series win over A’s

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees will try for their fifth straight win as well as a series victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night at the Coliseum. Hiroki Kuroda is set to throw for the Yankees, as he attempts to improve upon his 4-4 record and 4.12 ERA. Kuroda was the hard-luck loser his last time out, earning ... Read More »

Phelps Dominant, Offense Comes Alive as Yanks top A’s

(Friday, June 13) Final Score: New York 7, Oakland 0 Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – David Phelps and two New York relievers combined on a two-hit shutout of the Athletics as the Yankees snapped a seven- game losing streak in Oakland with a 7-0 victory on Friday. Phelps (2-4), who had dropped his previous four starts, scattered two hits and three walks ... Read More »

Ellsbury homers as Yankees complete sweep of Mariners

(Thursday, June 12) Final Score: New York 6, Seattle 3 Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jacoby Ellsbury hit a two-run homer and made a great catch in center field as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners, 6-3, to complete a three-game sweep. Ellsbury, who also scored twice, extended his hitting streak to 16 games. He left in the seventh ... Read More »

Yanks hope to break out the brooms in Seattle

(SportsNetwork.com) – Chase Whitley will look to build off the first victory of his career on Thursday night when the New York Yankees aim for a three-game sweep of the hosting Seattle Mariners. Whitley, who turns 25 on Saturday, finally secured his first victory on Friday against Kansas City in what was his fifth career start. He gave up two ... Read More »

Tanaka Improves to 10-1 as Yanks Down Mariners

(Wednesday, June 11) Final Score: New York 4, Seattle 2 Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – Masahiro Tanaka struck out 11 en route to his second major league complete game and the New York Yankees claimed a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners in the middle contest of a three-game set Wednesday at Safeco Field. Tanaka (10-1) scattered four hits and a walk ... Read More »

NY Yankees Notes: Acquire Huff; Activate Kelley

Yankees acquire P Huff from Giants Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees acquired pitcher David Huff from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for cash considerations on Wednesday. Huff finished the 2013 season with the Yankees after being claimed off waivers by the club from the Cleveland Indians on May 25. The 29-year-old left-hander went 3-1 with a ... Read More »

Tanaka goes after 10th win in Seattle

(SportsNetwork.com) – Masahiro Tanaka will try to grab a share of the American League lead in victories on Wednesday night when the phenom takes the mound for the second contest of a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. Tanaka has won three straight starts, improving to 9-1 on the year with a 2-1 victory over Oakland on Thursday. The righty ... Read More »

Ellsbury’s 8th-inning single helps Yankees edge Mariners

(Tuesday, June 11) Final Score: New York 3, Seattle 2 Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jacoby Ellsbury’s RBI single in the eighth helped the New York Yankees snap a three-game losing streak to the Seattle Mariners with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday. Derek Jeter’s ground-rule double chased Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma (4-3) with one away in the frame, and Ellsbury served ... Read More »

Mariners go after fourth straight win in opener vs. Yanks

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Seattle Mariners take aim at a fourth straight victory on Tuesday night when they begin a three-game series with the New York Yankees. The Mariners took the final three contests of a four-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays, hurling combined shutouts in the last two wins. Erasmo Ramirez worked the first 4 2/3 frames of Monday’s ... Read More »