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  1. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 9, Red Sox 5

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- Derek Jeter's farewell to baseball was brief, effective and relatively satisfying: An impressive pregame ceremony, a good first-inning at-bat, an RBI single of a uniquely Jeterian variety in the third, and a graceful exit from the stage. ...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  2. Shawn Kelley: Joey Bats bush

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- While the rest of the world was apparently watching a baseball fly over the leftfield fence in the eighth inning of Thursday night's Yankees-Blue Jays game, Shawn Kelley was watching the man who hit it. And he did not like what he saw:...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  3. Yankees' loss familiar, and discouraging

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- As soon as the ball left Alex Avila's bat, Shawn Kelley dropped his head and began walking to the dugout, like a beaten racehorse heading back to the barn. He was hoping for the best but expecting the worst, and before he had crossed the t...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. The return of Captain Clutch

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- To Martin Prado, watching Derek Jeter bat in the ninth inning of Saturday's Yankees-Rays game must have seemed like watching one of those grainy old newsreeels of Babe Ruth, the movements herky-jerky and the entire scene bathe...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  5. Midseason grades: bats and brass

    Wallace Matthews

    As Joe Girardi likes to say, the way the Yankees have performed so far this season is not what you want -- and it is certainly not what anyone expected after an offseason infusion of cash resulted in a largely rebuilt roster. But injuries and unde...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Athletics 7, Yankees 4

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- So tonight, the bats worked -- well, better than they have recently -- but the arms, generally dependable, let them down, and once again, the fielding was less than crisp. Vidal Nuno was so-so, but worse than that, gave the New York Yanke...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  7. Brewers give Jeter bat, cheers, dough

    Wallace Matthews

    MILWAUKEE -- The latest of what will be a season-long procession of testimonials to Derek Jeter concluded Sunday with a big bat and an even bigger check. As the crowd in Miller Park gave him a standing ovation, Jeter was presented with a bronze re...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  8. Yangervis Solarte a real Bronx Bomber

    Wallace Matthews

    MILWAUKEE -- He's had 102 big-league at-bats now, and leads the New York Yankees in RBIs with 18 -- four more than Mark Teixeira, Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, who are making a combined $58 million this season. He is second on the team in on...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  9. Yankees manager Joe Girardi not worried about Derek Jeter's slump...

    Wallace Matthews

    Derek Jeter is mired in a hitless streak that has reached 13 at-bats, and had just three hits in 30 at-bats over the just-concluded Yankees homestand, dropping his batting average - which was up to .294 on April 25 - to .240.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 6, Yankees 3

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees handled Robinson Cano (one infield hit in five at-bats) in his return to the Bronx. The problem was, they couldn't handle Mike Zunino, Corey Hart and Chris Young, as the Seattle Mariners -- the second-worst team in...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  11. Jacoby Ellsbury: I'll be ready

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Jacoby Ellsbury made six plate appearances in a minor league game this afternoon, and although he did no hard running -- walking twice and loping easily to first on a single in his final at-bat before being removed for a pinch runner -...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  12. Postgame notes: The bats went south, too

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees -- or at least that portion of the roster that remained behind while the rest of the squad went to Panama for the weekend -- started out well Friday, with the first three batters of their game against the Minnesota Twins ge...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  13. Canzler a late scratch

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Russ Canzler was a late scratch from the Yankees' lineup for today's game against the Twins with hip stiffness. He will be replaced in the lineup by Rob Segedin, who will play third and bat ninth. Here is the revised lineup: Ja...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  14. Gardner: 'I can't run, throw or hit'

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- Brett Gardner was back in the Yankees clubhouse tonight, but he is nowhere close to returning to the field. Gardner, who suffered an injury to his left oblique in his first at-bat Thursday night in Baltimore, arrived at Fenway tonight af...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  15. Postgame notes: Sori hopes to play

    Wallace Matthews

    BOSTON -- Alfonso Soriano's right thumb was too sore for him to swing a bat today, but the Yankees' slugging left-fielder says he hopes to be able to play as the Yankees try to avoid a sweep by the Red Sox on Sunday night at Fenway. Alfonso Sorian...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  16. Gardy leaves with oblique strain

    Wallace Matthews

    BALTIMORE -- Center fielder Brett Gardner left tonight's Yankees-Orioles game in the first inning after apparently injuring himself on the first at-bat of the game. Gardner appeared to flinch and reach for his left side after he struck out on a ch...

    Blog | September 12, 2013