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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 »

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 »

Athletics eye series win over Yankees

(SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics look to keep rolling when they shoot for a series win over the New Yankees Wednesday in the Bronx. The Athletics disposed of the Yankees with Tuesday’s 5-2 win in 10 innings, as Brandon Moss’ second home run of the game highlighted a three-run top of the 10th inning and pushed Oakland’s AL-best record to ... Read More »

Yankees’ Tanaka named AL Pitcher of the Month

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for May. Tanaka complied a 5-1 record with a 1.88 earned run average, one shutout, six walks and 42 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched over six appearances to claim his first career monthly award. Since its inception in 1979, the ... 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 »

Seager, Hernandez shine as Yanks Fall to Mariners

(June 2nd) Final Score: Seattle 10, New York 2 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kyle Seager and Michael Saunders had big nights at the plate to help Felix Hernandez win his fifth straight start in the Seattle Mariners’ 10-2 shellacking of the struggling New York Yankees. Seager went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer, two triples and three runs scored, with Saunders ... Read More »

Yankees set to face King Felix in the Bronx

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees were lucky enough not to face Felix Hernandez in Seattle’s first visit to the Bronx. They won’t be so lucky on Monday when they play a makeup game against the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Hernandez wasn’t scheduled to pitch for Seattle when it arrived for a three- game set from April 29-May 1. It ... Read More »

Robertson Implodes as Twins top Yanks 7-2

(Sunday, June 1st) Final Score: Minnesota 7, New York 2 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Josh Willingham’s solo homer sparked a six-run ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied past the New York Yankees, 7-2, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Willingham quickly tied things up at two with his blast to left off David Robertson (0-2). Kurt Suzuki ... Read More »