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Yankees Pull Off Triple Play

It's teams first in more than 60 years

(Newser) - The Yankees lost last night, but not before pulling off one of the rarer feats in baseball: the triple play. With two men on and nobody out in the sixth, Kurt Suzuki hit a grounder to Alex Rodriguez, who coolly stepped on the bag and fired it to second, where... More »

Yankees' Bank Finally Defeats the System

We're all tired of talking about NY payroll, but it stifles baseball hope

(Newser) - Yes, writing about the New York Yankees’ ginormous payroll is “like writing about the heat in Phoenix. We all know it’s there, and we don’t really want to talk about it anymore,” Joe Ponanski says in what he admits is a “screed.” And though... More »

Lee, Phillies Handcuff Yankees in Opener

Lefty strikes out 10 in 6-1, complete-game win for defending champs

(Newser) - Cliff Lee outdueled former Cleveland teammate CC Sabathia as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 6-1 to win Game 1 of the World Series. Lee struck out 10 and shut out New York until the ninth inning; fellow lefty Sabathia allowed two solo home runs to Philadelphia second... More »

Yankees Club Angels, Lead Series 3-1

A-Rod homers again as New York wins 10-1, pulls within win of Series berth

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit his third home run of the series and Melky Cabrera drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels, 10-1, tonight, to move within one victory of a berth in the World Series. CC Sabathia allowed the single run on five hits... More »

Yanks Open Stadium, Then Get Clobbered

(Newser) - The New York Yankees pulled out all the stops in pregame ceremonies today to christen their new $1.5 billion stadium. Then they went and ruined things by playing baseball. The Indians routed the Yankees 10-2 after putting up nine runs in the 7th inning, the Daily News reports. "... More »

Believe It or Not, Baseball Offers Frugal Lessons

Sport re-evaluates its pay structure

(Newser) - Looking at baseball, you’d think the country wasn’t in a recession—clubs are charging exorbitant ticket prices and shelling out tens of millions of dollars on top free agents. Will the bubble ever collapse? Probably not, writes Nate Silver for Esquire. MLB is, after all, a legally protected... More »

Yankees Take Scorn for (Gasp!) Spending Money

Yankees Are Doing There Job, Filling Stadiums, In It To WIn

(Newser) - Given the reaction to the Yankees' deep-pocketed acquisition of three big-name players, it's easy to assume the team is nothing less than evil personified, writes Sean Collins in Spiked. But set aside for the moment that the moves are actually a wise investment for a team that's building a new... More »

Yankees Land Big Prize Teixeira: 8 Years, $180M

New York swoops in to keep first baseman away from rival Red Sox

(Newser) - The New York Yankees snatched the off-season’s biggest remaining free-agent prize away from their rivals today, agreeing with first baseman Mark Teixeira on an 8-year contract worth about $180 million, the Post reports. The Boston Red Sox were thought to have had the inside track on the 28-year-old switch-hitter,... More »

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