5/20/2015 | Nats alone in 1st place after edging Yanks late
Denard Span's single broke a tie in the seventh inning and helped the Nationals edge the Yankees, 3-2, at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.
5/20/2015 | Heathcott overcomes much to join Yankees
It was just six months ago that Slade Heathcott was sitting at home, his right knee issuing refusals to respond to rehab in the form of sharp, shooting pain. The former Yankees top prospect found his career at a crossroads, wondering if he would ever set foot on a baseball diamond again.
5/20/2015 | Yankees, Nationals vie for edge in all-time series
Adam Warren and Jordan Zimmermann face off in Wednesday's finale of the two-game series in Washington. The Nationals won Tuesday night's game, 8-6 in 10 innings, tying the all-time series at 5-5. The winner of Wednesday's game will hold the advantage until June 9, when the teams resume their four-game Interleague season series in New York.
5/20/2015 | First runs, first loss: Miller falls from perch
Andrew Miller knew that it would be a long shot to keep his sterling 0.00 ERA intact all year, but that did not make the first blip any easier for the Yankees' closer to swallow.
5/19/2015 | Nats win rally battle in 10th on Zimmerman's HR
The Yankees and Nationals found themselves in a slugfest on Tuesday night, and it was Ryan Zimmerman's home run in the 10th inning that won it for the Nats, 8-6, at Nationals Park. It was Zimmerman's 10th walk-off home run of his career.
5/19/2015 | Ellsbury headed to DL with right knee sprain
Jacoby Ellsbury has been a catalyst atop the Yankees' lineup all season, but they will continue without his services for at least two weeks after the outfielder sustained a right knee sprain in Tuesday's 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Nationals.
5/19/2015 | Tanaka to begin rehab in Triple-A on Thursday
Masahiro Tanaka will begin his Minor League rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, an outing in which the Yankees right-hander is expected to throw three innings or 45 pitches.
5/19/2015 | Shreve gets best of old friend Harper with K
Yankees left-hander Chasen Shreve said that he has known Nationals star Bryce Harper going back to their high school years, when Harper was already smearing on eye black and wowing scouts, then earning national attention as he landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 16.
5/18/2015 | Whitley elects to have Tommy John surgery
Yankees right-hander Chase Whitley has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery following a consultation with team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Monday in New York. Ahmad will perform the surgery on Tuesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
5/18/2015 | Inbox: Will Yankees stick with Drew at second?
When do the Yankees sacrifice defense in Stephen Drew for offense in Rob Refsnyder? How is Masahiro Tanaka's rehab going? Beat reporter Bryan Hoch answers these questions and more in the Inbox.
5/18/2015 | Yanks should benefit from rest after 'tough stretch'
The Yankees stopped short of saying that Monday's off-day was a necessary breather, but having completed a stretch of 30 games in 31 days, they seemed to be in agreement that 24 hours off the diamond should offer some positive benefits.
5/18/2015 | After latest 'pen session, Tanaka nearing rehab
Masahiro Tanaka threw 29 pitches in the bullpen on Monday at Nationals Park and is awaiting instructions concerning an upcoming Minor League rehabilitation assignment, which could begin on Thursday.
5/18/2015 | Cubs trio highlights Prospect Team of the Week
In his first month with the Cubs, Kris Bryant has done nothing but add to the belief that he'll become a superstar. Despite missing Chicago's first eight games in an apparent attempt to leverage his service time, he leads the team with 24 RBIs and 24 walks in 29 games while batting a cool .291/.426/.476.
5/17/2015 | '15 debut doesn't go as planned for Capuano
When Chris Capuano limped off the field two months ago during a Spring Training start with what would be diagnosed as a right quadriceps strain, he knew that the official beginning of his season was going to be delayed. This was not the kind of debut that he had in mind.
5/17/2015 | Eovaldi, Gio square off as Yanks head to DC
The Yankees and Nationals will open a two-game Interleague set on Tuesday at Nationals Park, as New York right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez face off. This is the first meeting of the year between the two clubs, who are also scheduled to meet June 9-10 at Yankee Stadium.
5/17/2015 | Volquez cruises as Royals blank Yankees
Right-hander Edinson Volquez tossed seven shutout innings and Salvador Perez homered and drove in two runs as the Royals stymied the Yankees, 6-0, on Sunday, taking two of three in the series at Kauffman Stadium.
5/17/2015 | Tex has right big toe contusion after being hit
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira left Sunday's 6-0 loss to the Royals with what the team announced to be a right big toe contusion. X-rays were negative.
5/17/2015 | Drew to take opposite-field approach at plate
Stephen Drew has watched the dynamic duo of Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner spark the Yankees' lineup with regularity, and he is hoping to steal a lesson from their playbook.
5/16/2015 | Headley's homer gives Yanks' lineup a big lift
Chase Headley smashed a three-run homer in the fifth inning of a 5-1 victory over the Royals on Saturday, and for a player whose Yankees debut featured a walk-off, extra-inning single last July 22, it was a continuation of the same storyline.
5/16/2015 | CC displays ace stuff to help Yanks end skid
CC Sabathia loves the idea of being trusted as the Yankees' stopper, the big man who gets the call when a losing streak absolutely must be stopped cold, and so Saturday night was one of those moments to relish in a 5-1 win over the Royals.
5/16/2015 | Yanks recall Mitchell, send Ramirez to Triple-A
The Yankees recalled right-hander Bryan Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, optioning right-hander Jose Ramirez to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
5/16/2015 | Tanaka slated to throw third bullpen session
Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will accompany the Yankees to Washington, where he will throw one more bullpen on Monday at Nationals Park and then could be set to begin a Minor League rehabilitation assignment.
5/16/2015 | Volquez aims to pin down Capuano, Yanks in finale
Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano will make his season debut against righty Edinson Volquez and the Royals in Sunday's series finale at Kauffman Stadium.
5/16/2015 | Lacking slider, Pineda roughed up
Michael Pineda followed one double-digit moment with another in successive starts, but unlike that 16-strikeout performance against the Orioles last Sunday afternoon, this was one he'd rather forget.
5/15/2015 | Cain, Moose power Royals past Yankees
Lorenzo Cain drove in five runs, Mike Moustakas had four hits and Chris Young turned in his third straight terrific start as the Royals buried the Yankees, 12-1, on Friday night in front of 34,584 fans at Kauffman Stadium.
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