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Yankees sweep day-night double header with game 2 win in KC

In game two of the day-night double header, the Yankees found a way to attack and score runs early, propelling the team to their second victory of the day. Chad Green started the night on the mound against KC’s Jorge Lopez. Neither starters lasted long, yet it didn’t matter for New York as the relievers came through and got the job done.

Voit's 7th inning blast propels Yankees to 7-3 win in Game 1 vs. KC

After being rained out on Friday evening, the Yankees and Royals took to the field on Saturday afternoon for the first game of a day-night doubleheader to begin their three-game series.  The Yankees came in hot, riding a five-game winning streak, and sent JA Happ to the mound.  He was opposed by righty Jakob Junis of the Royals.  A seventh inning monster two-run home run off the bat of Luke Voit proved to be the difference in this one as the Yankees would go on to win by a score of 7-3.

The Yankees’ offense started off hot in this one, plating two runs off Junis in the first inning.  Aaron Hicks drew a walk to start things off, before Voit singled to left to put first and second on with no outs.  Although both Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres would strike out on sliders low and away well off the plate, the inning still proved fruitful when Clint Frazier ripped a two-run double down the right field line that scored both Hicks & Voit.  

Junis would settle down over the middle innings, …

Series Preview: New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals (5/24 - 5/26)

Heading into a three-game Memorial Day Weekend series against the Kansas City Royals, the Yankees are in first place in the A.L. East.  They are two and a half games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays.They have won six of their last seven games.  They swept the Baltimore Orioles in a four-game set, winning the last of the four games on a run driven in by an Aaron Hicks walk.  Players, the next of which will be James Paxton, are returning from the Injured List.Not to put too fine a point on their situation, but, they are currently a pleasure to watch.

Six early trade targets for the New York Yankees

The Yankees currently sit at 32-17 and are on top of the AL East. Despite this, the team has some areas it could improve in; however, Brian Cashman will not have to dig into his pocketbook or pick up the phone to get all the help this team needs. The team is expecting reinforcements off of the IL on both sides of the ball over the course of the next two months, which should give this already successful team an even bigger boost. However, this does not mean the Yankees will be silent on the trade market as more injuries could amount, setbacks can happen, and other teams will acquire big pieces resulting in the Yankees not wanting to fall behind. The Yankees are coming off two consecutive successful regular seasons followed by postseason failures, and still have the minor league talent to swing some game-changing deals. With this in mind, here are six early candidates to keep an eye on as the major league season transitions into the summer months.

Yankees cap off four-game sweep of O’s with 6-5 win

The Yankees have been one of the hottest teams in baseball over the past month, and that trend continued for the team in their four-game sweep of the lowly Orioles.  The Yanks bats were hot all series, scoring 34 runs in the four-game set, capped off with Thursday's thrilling 6-5 win.  Masahiro Tanaka shook off some early trouble in the second inning to pitch six strong innings, giving up just one run.

Yankees injury updates 5/23/19

The Yankees have officially placed CC Sabathia on the Injured List with inflammation in his right knee.This is the same knee that Sabathia had surgery on in 2014 and saw IL (then, the DL) time with in 2015, 2017 and 2018.The Yankees will recall Nestor Cortes to take Sabathia’s spot on the roster.

Sanchez and Torres keep on rolling as Yanks take down Orioles 7-5

The Yankees made it four wins in a row, and eight in their last nine contests, with a 7-5 victory over the Orioles in Baltimore. The Yanks have scored 41 runs in their last four games and are very clearly playing their best offensive baseball of the season right now. With the win, New York improves to 31-17 and maintains its two game advantage over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East.