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NEW YORK – Some of the most memorable moments of Tino Martinez’s life were packed into one hectic day: Dec. 7, 1995. It was his 28th birthday. His daughter, Victoria, was born. And he was traded from the Seattle Mariners to the New York Yankees.
On a day when dozens of Yankees greats were back on the field in pinstripes, Goose Gossage was overwhelmed to be the center of attention. The Hall of Fame reliever with the blazing fastball and bushy mustache was honored by the team on Old-Timers’ Day with a plaque to be put in Monument Park.
Derek Jeter has never understood the fuss over his famous flip. The New York Yankees shortstop just looks back on that moment in Game 3 of the 2001 A.L. division series as being in the right position and making an improvisational play when his team needed it most. All the attention over the flip so many years later is what surprises him the most.
SEATTLE – Derek Jeter had a memorable final regular season appearance in Seattle with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, and the New York Yankees completed their first three-game sweep of the season with a 6-3 win over the Mariners on Thursday night. Jeter was honored by the Mariners before the start of the series, then helped jump start the Yankees. Jeter had singles in his first two at-bats off Seattle starter Roenis Elias (5-5), then greeted reliever Dominic Leone with a two-run single in the fourth that gave the Yankees a 6-1 lead.
Derek Jeter had a memorable final regular season appearance in Seattle with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, and the New York Yankees completed their first three-game sweep of the season with a 6-3 win over the Mariners on Thursday night.
SEATTLE – Masahiro Tanaka struck out 11 and became the second pitcher in the majors with 10 wins, throwing a complete game Wednesday night as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2. Tanaka (10-1) won his fourth straight start. He was two outs away from his second shutout before giving up a two-run homer to Robinson Cano in the ninth.
Before Wednesday night, Robinson Cano’s only opinion of Masahiro Tanaka came from what he saw on television.
SEATTLE – Jacoby Ellsbury lined an RBI single on a 0-2 pitch to score Derek Jeter with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Tuesday night. Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 14 games – the longest for a Yankees player since Jeter’s 19-game streak in 2012 – and gave New York just its fourth win in the last 11 games. Ellsbury’s hit came after Jeter’s ground-rule double that ended the night for Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma (4-3), who had not been threatened since the first inning.
Jacoby Ellsbury lined an RBI single on a 0-2 pitch to score Derek Jeter with the go ahead run in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK – Kyle Seager was so locked in Monday night he had no idea Derek Jeter nearly caught his short fly down the left-field line on a carom until he was safe on third with a triple. Seager had another triple, a home run and a double in a rare feat not seen in more than 40 years, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2.
Kyle Seager had two triples, a home run and a double in a rare feat not seen in more than 40 years, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2.
Slugger Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t changed his opinion about spacious Marlins Park. He still considers it a pitcher’s park and dislikes the dimensions. His Miami Marlins teammates are trying mightily to change his mind.
The New York Mets honored Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter before his final regular-season Subway Series game Thursday night, presenting him with a Subway-themed gift. Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon gave Jeter a No. 2 subway-tile mosaic featuring Mets and Yankees colors. The team also gave the Yankees captain a cake by the “Cake Boss” with a No. 7 and No. 4 train and Jeter’s number.
NEW YORK – Manager Lloyd McClendon has often joked that Roenis Elias isn’t shy about being in the spotlight, in fact he kind of enjoys it – sometimes a little too much. Well, in the biggest city with the brightest lights, facing baseball’s pre-eminent team with all of its grandeur and tradition, the rookie lefty basked in that spotlight, pitching like he’d played in Yankee Stadium his whole life.
Robinson Cano doubled and drove in two runs, Roenis Elias struck out 10 in seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 4-2 Thursday night.
The Seattle Mariners’ game at the New York Yankees on Wednesday night was postponed because of rain. It was rescheduled for June 2, which had been an off day for both teams.
The Seattle Mariners’ game at the New York Yankees on Wednesday night was postponed because of rain.
NEW YORK – Robinson Cano had his fuzzy beard rubbed by Derek Jeter, got a huge grin from Mark Teixeira after a close play at first base and a whole bunch of hellos from his former teammates. The fans, though, were less welcoming. They gave Cano a true Bronx cheer in his return to Yankee Stadium.
Robinson Cano drove in a run and scored another in a most unwelcome return to Yankee Stadium, helping the Seattle Mariners beat New York 6-3 Tuesday night for their fourth win in five games.
SEATTLE – Robinson Cano stroked his beard and laughed. No, he’s not planning to shave for his return to Yankee Stadium today. “No chance,” he said.