Yankee Killer: Astros’ Jose Altuve Continues To Hurt New York In Big Spots

Many fans were still settling into their seats on a picture-perfect Tuesday afternoon when Jose Altuve crushed Yankees right-hander Luis Severino’s third pitch of the game into the Houston bullpen. It was Altuve’s first home run in the ALCS and fourth this October, adding to an already-impressive playoff ledger and quickly quieting the crowd en route to a 4-1 victory that gave his club a two-games-to-one series lead.

Yankees Counting On Postseason Stalwart Masahiro Tanaka To Down Astros In Crucial ALCS Game 4

Former Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to ALCS Game 3 Tuesday, receiving a warm ovation on the same field where he had some special moments a decade ago. A constant force on the October stage over an 18-year career, the crafty southpaw was a tried-and-true stopper that seemed to hurl a gem each time New York desperately needed a playoff victory. With the brim of his cap pulled down low and his glove shielding everything but a steely-eyed stare, Petti

Yankees’ Gleyber Torres Plates Five In ALCS Opener: A Look At Other Memorable October Moments From Players Under 25

With Cy Young Award favorites Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on deck, getting off to a good start in the ALCS was crucial for the Yankees if they hope to reach their first World Series in a decade. They did just that on Saturday night by taking a pivotal Game 1 on the road behind another masterful performance from Masahiro Tanaka and the bullpen, collectively blanking the Astros 7-0.

Twins Counting On All-Star Jake Odorizzi To Stave Off Yankees And Elimination In ALDS Game 3

The Twins were brimming with positivity heading into Saturday evening’s tilt at Yankee Stadium. Sure, they had dropped the ALDS opener less than 24 hours earlier but were a confident group, fresh off 101 wins and their first division title since 2010. Minnesota had won upwards of a hundred games just once before, back in 1965 with a roster that featured Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew and AL batting champion Tony Oliva along with Jim Kaat and Mudcat Grant atop the rotation. Juiced ball or not,

Yesterday Is Gone: Twins And Yankees Not Focused On Past History Heading Into ALDS Showdown

When it comes to baseball’s postseason, reminiscing on previous October matchups is a time-honored tradition. After all, these tense games played on the biggest of stages are a key part of the sport’s rich history, and ignoring the past can often prove perilous when trying to predict the future. In the case of this year’s ALDS showdown between the Twins and Yankees, however, that’s exactly what we should do. All of us. Forget what happened between these two teams prior to this moment. Throw it

MLB Playoff Push: Key Matchups On Tap For Regular Season’s Final Week

There’s a lot at stake entering the final week of the MLB regular season, with several postseason spots still up for grabs and home field advantage in October yet to be decided in some cases. Adding to the intrigue are head-to-head matchups among teams still battling it out for a wild-card berth or preferable positioning, as well as playoff contenders hoping for encouraging performances from players returning from injury.

See Ya, CC: Looking Back At CC Sabathia’s Most Memorable Yankee Stadium Starts

CC Sabathia made what could be his final start at Yankee Stadium Wednesday night, receiving a rousing ovation from fans, teammates and even those in the opposing dugout after exiting in the third inning. The 39-year-old has decided to retire, and his next and final scheduled turn in the regular season will be on the road. Sabathia signed with New York in December of 2008, agreeing to a seven-year, $161 million deal that contained an opt-out after the 2011 season. Rather than leave the Big Apple
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