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Newark Star-Ledger

Source: Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka won't make final start

Tanaka suffered a minor forearm injury last week.

New York Post

Bryan Mitchell had ‘best game of year,’ thanks to return of 1 pitch

That guy, manager Joe Girardi said afterward, was the Bryan Mitchell the Yankees saw at the end of spring training and before a season-ripping injury. Mitchell, with seven scoreless two-hit innings in the Yankees’ 5-3 win over the Red Sox, “pitched his best game of the year,” according to Girardi. It was Mitchell’s longest outing...

Toronto Star

‘No upside’ to Yankees dustup, says Jays president Mark Shapiro

Aside from potential injuries to Joaquin Benoit and Devon Travis, Toronto may face suspensions after altercation with New York.

New York Post

The Blue Jays beat themselves up trying to fight Yankees

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays on the scoreboard and on the field Monday in a 7-5 victory in Toronto. There were two benches-clearing brawls in the first two innings — and the Blue Jays paid the price. The Blue Jays’ injury report Tuesday indicated second baseman Devon Travis and relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit both left the game...

San Francisco Chronicle

Jose Fernandez reportedly was at bar Saturday night

The Nationals’ World Series hopes took a serious blow when All-Star catcher Wilson Ramos was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee. ... Mets left-hander Steven Matz will undergo surgery next week to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the season. ... Toronto reliever Joaquin Benoit will miss the rest of the regular season after tearing his left calf muscle when he tripped and fell while running in from the bullpen the second time benches cleared during Monday’s 7-5 loss to the Yankees.

The Republican

David Ortiz's HR, Boston Red Sox bullpen's 4 shutout innings lead to win over Rays; Mookie Betts adds 3 hits

Red Sox DH David Ortiz's homer in the first marked his 1,190th career extra-base hit, tying him with Yankees great Lou Gehrig for 10th all-time in extra-base hits.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays hurt Yankees playoff loss with 2-0 victory to close out series

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays kept the Yankees from heading out of the Trop happy, and knocked them a step closer to heading home with a 2-0 win on Thursday.

New York Post

Chris Archer outlines the unfathomable cost if Yankees wanted to get him

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you’re waiting to see if Chris Archer winds up being traded to the Yankees this offseason, the Tampa Bay right-hander has a simple answer for you. “Never happen,” Archer told The Post before the Yankees’ 2-0 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. The Yankees need starting pitching and, with...

New York Post

Yankees offense lays an egg in back-breaking loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — After the Yankees dropped a game they couldn’t afford to lose, Brett Gardner came up with the math that might actually get them into the postseason. “We’ve got what, 11 games left?” Gardner said following a 2-0 defeat to the Rays Thursday night. “We need to win 11 games.’’ Told they...

Newark Star-Ledger

What's Yankees' elimination number? Wild Card standings through Sept. 21

Can the Yankees catch the Orioles or the Blue Jays as they race for American League Wild Card? They'll continue against the Rays on Thursday. The Red Sox continue to reign in the AL East standings

Newark Star-Ledger

Brett Gardner's great one-liner on Yankees' slim playoff hopes

The veteran turned in the one-liner of the season after Thursday's loss to the Rays

The Republican

David Ortiz, Red Sox DH, belts 411-foot homer to catwalk, ties Yankees great Lou Gehrig for extra-base hits

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz blasted his 37th homer of the 2016 season in the first inning against Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer at Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay Times

Rays' Cobb hammered in loss to Yankees

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays flexed their muscles Wednesday with a franchise record-tying five home runs. Unfortunately, they were all solo shots and did not produce enough offense to overcome a poor start by RHP Alex Cobb and another impressive night by Yankees rookie C Gary Sanchez.

New York Post

Two Yankees call-ups providing end-of-season boost

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If Starlin Castro and Aaron Judge had not gotten hurt, Donovan Solano and Mason Williams likely would have been part of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team that won the Triple-A title on Tuesday night. Instead, both were in the starting lineup and delivered key hits in the Yankees’ 11-5 win over the Rays....

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates acquire Phil Coke from Yankees

MILWAUKEE — As injuries keep two relievers out of action for almost the entire month of September, the Pirates today added to their bullpen by purchasing left-hander Phil Coke from the New York Yankees.

New York Post

Masahiro Tanaka scratched from next start with elbow strain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees’ dim playoff hopes took another hit Thursday, when Masahiro Tanaka was diagnosed with a strained flexor mass in his right elbow after an MRI exam. Joe Girardi volunteered the information before the Yankees’ 2-0 loss to the Rays Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. The manager tried to downplay the...

New York Post

Gary Sanchez keeping the Yankees alive all by himself

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Masahiro Tanaka gave up four home runs to the Rays in the third inning on Wednesday night. It could have been worse. At least he didn’t have to face Gary Sanchez. But Tanaka’s third-inning implosion became a mere footnote in the Yankees 11-5 win over Tampa Bayat Tropicana Field. That’s how...

Newark Star-Ledger

What's Yankees' elimination number? Wild Card standings through Sept. 20

The Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night but their playoff hopes remain razor-thin with a Wild Card elimination number of now nine and four for the AL East. New York has 12 games left in the season and can't afford to lose more than a couple if it wants to stay alive.

New York Post

Masahiro Tanaka’s injury: Short-term loss with a silver lining

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees’ most consistently reliable performer in this topsy-turvy season couldn’t make it to the finish line unscathed, leaving these guys with two potential crises — one tied into the team’s slim chances of qualifying for the postseason and one tied to Masahiro Tanaka himself. Here’s how you play it: The...

Tampa Bay Times

Rays-Yankees Wednesday preview

Tonight: vs. Yankees 7:10, Tropicana Field TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Newark Star-Ledger

What were they thinking? Why Rays let Yankees' Gary Sanchez beat them

Breaking down Rays manager Kevin Cash's decision to pitch to the red-hot rookie with Tuesday's game on the line

Tampa Bay Times

Rays blow lead to Yankees to open final homestand

The Rays, who hoped to be making a playoff push, blow an early lead.

New York Post

Yankees’ lonely reinforcement not sure how much it matters

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees have spent most of the last week limping toward the finish line — literally and figuratively. But they did get Aaron Hicks back for Tuesday’s 5-3 win over the Rays after he was activated from the 15-day disabled list, recovered from a right hamstring strain. Hicks went 1-for-4 and...

New York Post

The goals Yankees should really have for final weeks

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — What’ll it take? “We’ve probably got to win 11 out of 13, or whatever it is,” Dellin Betances said Tuesday afternoon. Well, the Yankees won Tuesday night, with Betances saving a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory over the last-place Rays at Tropicana Field that stopped their losing streak at five games. So make...

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees hold off Rays, snap losing streak | Rapid reaction

Gary Sanchez provides power, Michael Pineda piles strikeouts

Newark Star-Ledger

Yankees' Joe Girardi: I haven't lost faith in Tyler Austin

Takeaways from Girardi before Tuesday's game against the Rays