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  1. Postgame notes: Play it again, Joe

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers played to a 7-7 standoff, the home team climbing out of the 6-0 hole starter Hiroki Kuroda left them in after four innings to tie it up on Zoilo Almonte's ninth-inning, two-run homer. But if t...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  2. Postgame notes: CC, Joba, Youk and Gardy

    Wallace Matthews

    The story of the day was Travis Hafner's hitting -- a three-run homer and an RBI triple that knocked in the game-winner in the Yankees 5-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays -- but as always, there are subplots to every game story: * CC Sabat...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  3. Stewart strikes back

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Since Joe Girardi has maintained throughout training camp that he is looking for a defensive specialist behind home plate this year, it was pretty easy to assume that Chris Stewart's two-run homer in the fourth inning of the Yankees 10...

    Blog | March 02, 2013
  4. Tex: MLB's fight against PEDs is personal

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Mark Teixeira wants baseball to rid itself of its PED problem, and he has a very personal reason for it. "I don't ever want a kid to look at me and say, 'Oh, he just hit three homers in a game, he's probably on steroids," the Yankee...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  5. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 5, Red Sox 4

    Wallace Matthews

    What it means: That just when you thought you'd seen the worst night of the Yankees' season, you learn you haven't. The Yankees won this one, barely -- Rafael Soriano surrendered a leadoff homer in the ninth to make it a one-run game -- but possibly ...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  6. Andruw Jones: Lefty killer

    Wallace Matthews

    AP Photo/Seth WenigAndruw Jones (center) ripped a three-run homer in the second inning.The Yankees signed Andruw Jones last year to do one job, and one job only, and they re-signed him this year to do the same job. They weren't really interested i...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  7. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Blue Jays 3

    Wallace Matthews

    Recap | Box score | Photos What it means: That teams that live by the home run, well ... live by the home run. The two most powerful teams in Major League Baseball face off in one of the most homer-happy parks in the country, and guess who comes o...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  8. Yanks live and die by the homer

    Wallace Matthews

    There, Joe Girardi said it. Finally. "We're a home run-hitting club," the manager said after the Yankees hit three bombs, to run their major-league leading homer total to 108, but still lost 6-4 to the Mets at Citi Field on Friday night. "We are ...

    Blog | June 23, 2012
  9. Game 47: Yankees (25-21) @ Athletics (22-25)

    Wallace Matthews

    Russell Martin is sitting out his second straight game and Joe Girardi says he has a stiff neck. He is day-to-day. With a lefty starting for Oakland, Mark Teixeira, fresh off a four-hit, two-homer day on Saturday, is restored to the three-hole i...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  10. Cano heating up

    Wallace Matthews

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- With his home run, double and single in a 9-2 victory over Oakland, Robinson Cano now has homers in two straight games -- and three in his last four -- after hitting just four in the Yankees' first 42 games. Over the past 23 ga...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  11. A-Rod: I feel like crushing

    Wallace Matthews

    Alex Rodriguez' numbers may not say so -- his five homers and 15 RBI this season are the exact same power numbers Derek Jeter has put up, and Jeter's slugging percentage (.488) is nearly 100 points higher than A-Rod's .399 -- but he insists he feels...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  12. Three absolutes: Death, taxes . . .

    Wallace Matthews

    . . . and Mark Teixeira will spank Bruce Chen. Tex hit a two-run homer in the first inning off the Royals starter tonight, raising his career average to .500 (10-for-20) and giving him seven home runs against the 34-year-old lefty. CC Sabathia prompt...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  13. Completely Hughes-less tonight

    Wallace Matthews

    Phil Hughes just completed his worst outing of the season, leaving after 2-2/3 innings in which he allowed five hits, one of the a 440-foot homer to Adrian Beltre, and so far, four runs. He also hit two batters. the second a fastball that grazed Belt...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  14. Chavez goes yard again

    Wallace Matthews

    Eric Chavez just belted his second homer of the day, into the batter's eye in straight-away center, to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead in the fourth-inning at Fenway. Chavez matched his total for all of last season -- he had 2 HRs in 58 games for the Yan...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  15. Alex Rodriguez of New York Yankees passes Ken Griffey Jr. on home...

    Wallace Matthews

    Alex Rodriguez has moved ahead of Ken Griffey Jr. into sole possession of fifth place with his 631st career homer.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  16. Yankees poor in the clutch again

    Wallace Matthews

    The Yankees scored six runs today against James Shields, which on most nights should be more than enough to win. But it turned out to be one too few for a tie, and part of the reason is that after Raul Ibanez's three-run homer in the third inning, th...

    Blog | April 06, 2012