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New York Yankees Waste Another Andy Pettitte Gem; R.A. Dickey Pitches Toronto Blue Jays to 2-0 Win
September 17th, 2013 at 10:59 PM
For most of the 2013 season, the New York Yankees had owned the Toronto Blue Jays, so Tuesday night's series opener at Rogers Centre should have been a piece of cake for the Yankees, who despite losing three straight over the weekend to the Boston Red Sox, were only 2.5...

New York Yankees Look to Continue Their Dominance of the Toronto Blue Jays
August 21st, 2013 at 1:59 PM
In this crazy season the one constant for the New York Yankees is their stranglehold over the Toronto Blue Jays.  So far this year the Yankees hold a 10-1 advantage and are looking to add to that total with RHP Adam Warren getting the spot start tonight against knuckleballer RHP R.A. Dickey. Warren will be...

New York Yankees Activate Outfielder Curtis Granderson from Disabled List
May 14th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
***PHOTO1*** After suffering a fractured right forearm in his first at-bat of spring training against the Toronto Blue Jays, which was then followed with a diligent rehabilitation process and a successful five-game rehab stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, outfielder Curtis Granderson will make his 2013 debut in the Bronx on Tuesday night. Following...

New York Yankees Third Baseman Kevin Youkilis Heading for MRI on Balky Back
April 29th, 2013 at 9:59 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the New York Yankees have raced out to a 15-9 start, culminating with Sunday's come-from-behind 3-2 victory over their American League East rival Toronto Blue Jays, the injury bug continues to plague the pinstripers, as another integral Yankee could miss some significant time. Off of Saturday's news that Yankees catcher Francisco...

New York Yankees’ Kevin Youkilis Out Sunday with Tight Lower Back
April 21st, 2013 at 12:16 PM
After leaving Saturday's game in the sixth inning with lower back tightness, New York Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis will miss Sunday's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays to rest the injury.  ***PHOTO1*** Though Youkilis will sit out Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't consider the injury to be serious and...

Despite Back Spasms, New York Yankees Starter Andy Pettitte a Model of Consistency
April 20th, 2013 at 11:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** While Friday night was Andy Pettitte's first start since April 9, with lingering back spasms rightfully making his activity very conservative, the 40-year-old southpaw worked over seven effective innings in garnering his third win of 2013. However, as Pettitte was mostly effective, against a newly-revamped Toronto Blue Jays offense, featuring the...

New York Yankees Sign FA Outfielder Ben Francisco to Minor League Deal
March 11th, 2013 at 4:36 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** After being released by the Cleveland Indians earlier on Monday, the Yankees agreed to a minor league deal with veteran outfielder Ben Francisco.  The release was requested by Francisco, as an Indians outfield, which features former Yankee Nick Swisher and prized offseason signing Michael Bourn, didn't figure to be too...

New York Yankees Split the First Two Games of Grapefruit League Play
February 25th, 2013 at 9:04 AM
***PHOTO1*** While the biggest story from the weekend is undoubtedly the long-term absence of slugger Curtis Granderson, courtesy of a first-inning beaning yesterday afternoon by Toronto Blue Jays left hander J.A. Happ, the Yankees came away 1-1 as Grapefruit League play opened.  The spring training slate opened up in Orlando, Florida, as the...

Are the Yankees Miscalculating the Potential Gain of a Reduced Payroll?
January 23rd, 2013 at 6:37 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the mantra of Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has continuously been reduced payroll, it has been a mantra echoed under the pretense that the Yankees were building for a more stable financial future.  However, as FOXSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal reports in a very interesting synopsis of the Yankees financial...

Could a Rafael Soriano Return Be in New York Yankees’ Cards?
January 7th, 2013 at 9:40 AM
After rejecting a one-year, $13.3 million offer from the Yankees in November, it has been nothing but crickets for Rafael Soriano this offseason.  While the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays were rumored to potentially be bidders for his services, the overall price tag it would entail, as well as the...

As Kuroda Returns, Yankees Await Big Decision from Pettitte
November 21st, 2012 at 11:03 AM
With Hiroki Kuroda returning for the 2013 season, the New York Yankees will hope to get a key component for their starting rotation as they await the decision of Andy Pettitte.   ***PHOTO1*** The importance of Pettitte’s decision might be even greater now that Kuroda is back, and it would be easy...

New York Yankees Make Comeback to Top Toronto Blue Jays in 9-6 Thriller
September 30th, 2012 at 8:21 PM
The New York Yankees were able to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-6 on Sunday despite a poor outing from starter Phil Hughes.  ***PHOTO1*** Hughes allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks in just four and two third innings. However, New York's bullpen was able to save the game for...

New York Yankees Fall 3-2 to Toronto Blue Jays
September 29th, 2012 at 5:01 PM
The New York Yankees lost 3-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, cutting their division lead over the Baltimore Orioles down to just one half of a game. The Orioles will play the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 PM ET Saturday night.  ***PHOTO1*** Getting the loss for the Yankees was Andy...

New York Yankees Beat Toronto Blue Jays, Keep One Game AL East Lead
September 28th, 2012 at 10:53 PM
The New York Yankees' bats awaken defeating the Toronto Blue Jays, 11-4 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Even though Hiroki Kuroda wasn't his sharpest giving up 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings of work, he did manage to wiggle out of a couple of scraps including a bases loaded jam in the second. Kuroda gave...

New York Yankees’ Division Lead Down to One Game After 6-0 Loss to Toronto Blue Jays; David Aardsma Makes Yankees Debut
September 28th, 2012 at 9:09 AM
The New York Yankees were shut out 6-0 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, shrinking their division lead down to just one game over the Baltimore Orioles. However, there was some good news for the Yankees, as reliever David Aardsma made his first appearance since 2010.  ***PHOTO1*** Aardsma, 30, had not...

New York Yankees Sweep Toronto Blue Jays with 10-7 Victory
September 20th, 2012 at 11:21 PM
The New York Yankees swept the Toronto Blue Jays in a three game series after winning a 10-7 slugfest Thursday night. The Yankees lineup combined for just eight hits, but scored 10 runs, with Nick Swisher's grand slam opening up the game in the fourth inning. ***PHOTO1*** Swisher was 1-4 with three...

Andy Pettitte Wins First Game of Twin Bill Against Toronto Blue Jays
September 19th, 2012 at 4:04 PM
The New York Yankees won the first game of a day-night doubleheader over the Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2 behind the return of Andy Pettitte to the rotation. This was Pettitte's first game since coming off the DL and he didn't disappoint throwing 75 pitches over five scoreless innings and gave up four hits with two...

New York Yankees’ Andy Pettitte Set to Start Tuesday Against Toronto Blue Jays
September 17th, 2012 at 1:58 PM
After spending over two months on the disabled list with a fractured left ankle, veteran Andy Pettitte will rejoin the starting rotation of the New York Yankees on Tuesday when he takes the mound against the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** Pettitte has not pitched for the Yankees since June 27, but is excited...

New York Yankees Lose Rubber Match to Toronto Blue Jays
August 29th, 2012 at 4:54 PM
The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-5 in an afternoon matinee at Yankee Stadium. This was a back and forth affair with the Yankees leaving eight RISP. The Yankees had runners on six of the nine innings and, what seems to be a recurring theme, could not get the...

Phil Hughes Leads New York Yankees in 2-1 Victory Over Toronto Blue Jays
August 28th, 2012 at 11:05 PM
The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night as Phil Hughes allowed just one run in seven innings of work to improve to 13-11 this season.  ***PHOTO1*** Hughes dominated Toronto's lineup, recording more strikeouts, five, then hits allowed, four, with the only run coming off a home...