Archive for May, 2013

Mets-Marlins Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 31 May, 2013, 11:48 pm

The Miami Marlins may own the worst record in baseball, but Marcell Ozuna and Jose Fernandez are giving them some hope for the future.

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Red Sox-Yankees Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 31 May, 2013, 11:20 pm

With their losing streak over and two key members of their lineup back from injury, the New York Yankees hope they can now begin to get on a roll.

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Sabathia helps stop Yankees’ losing streak (The SportsXchange)

By at 31 May, 2013, 10:50 pm

NEW YORK — Velocity readings on the scoreboard were not the number that CC Sabathia focused on Friday night. The number that concerned Sabathia was five, the number of consecutive losses in the New York Yankees’ worst losing streak of the season.

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Turner sharp, Marlins beat Mets 5-1 to stop slide (The Associated Press)

By at 31 May, 2013, 10:50 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Jacob Turner’s season debut was a rousing success.

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Yanks beat Boston 4-1 as Teixeira, Youkilis return (The Associated Press)

By at 31 May, 2013, 10:36 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia’s fastball was hitting 94 mph. Mark Teixeira walked and scored the first run. Kevin Youkilis singled in another.

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Cueto, Reds shut down Pirates 6-0 (The Associated Press)

By at 31 May, 2013, 10:15 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Neil Walker eyed Johnny Cueto’s fastball and turned on it. Before the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman could get the bat out of his hands, the ball was nestled into the glove of Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto.

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Mets aren’t promoting Zack Wheeler because he might be too good (NBC Sports)

By at 31 May, 2013, 9:35 pm

The Mets aren’t promoting prospect Zack Wheeler for a spot start because the organization would feel pressure to extend his stint in the big leagues, says ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin: Essentially, team brass internally resolved, New York couldn’t handle a spot start from Wheeler and return to Triple-A. If the outing was too successful…

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Teixeira, Youkilis activated by Yankees (The Associated Press)

By at 31 May, 2013, 7:25 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees started to look a little more like the Yankees on Friday when Mark Teixeira made his season debut and Kevin Youkilis returned to the lineup for the first time in over a month.

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Yankees activate Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis, demote pitchers Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno (Big League Stew)

By at 31 May, 2013, 5:20 pm

Ahead of their weekend series with the rival Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees have activated some reinforcements from the disabled list. According to multiple reports, that includes all-star first baseman Mark Teixeira, who suffered a wrist injury this spring while preparing for World Baseball Classic competition, and corner infielder Kevin Youkilis, who frequently filled in for Teixeira at first before hitting the DL himself with an aggravating back ailment.
Both are back in a starting lineup — Youkilis hitting second and playing third, Teixeria hitting clean up and playing his customary first base — that finally needed a boost after dropping all four games in this week’s Subway Series against the New York Mets.
Amazingly, the Yankees were doing much better than simply keeping their head above water while Teixeira, Youkilis, Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez and captain Derek Jeter missed game after game with varying injuries. In fact, they were sitting atop the division along with Boston at 12 games over .500 just prior to this week’s slump. Though they’re now two games back, they may be poised to build on that unexpected early success as forty-percent of their missing offense returns, at least from a physical standpoint. It’s hard to say what they’ll get in the productivity department short-term or long-term.

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Red Sox-Yankees Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 31 May, 2013, 5:14 pm

The New York Yankees hope the return of two key players from injuries will help them end their season-high five-game slide.

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