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Ellsbury Gives Early Lead, Yanks Hold Off Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the New York Yankees took a huge lead, then held off the Minnesota Twins 9-7 Sunday.
Down 9-0 in the fourth inning, the Twins began rallying and eventually and brought the potential winning run to the plate …
Yankees Notes: Extending Gardner is a Smart Move
The Yankees had a busy weekend, signing injured reliever Andrew Bailey and more notably, reaching an extension with outfielder Brett Gardner.
The extension for Gardner is reported to be at four years and $52 million.
He will play this season under his existing contract, with the extension kicking in a…
Mr. 4000
The great Ichiro Suzuki, one day to be enshrined in Cooperstown, has reached 4,000 professional hits between his Japan and United States Major League Baseball careers.
Is Ichiro A First Ballot Hall Of Famer [POLL]
Ichiro Suzuki is the #1 Japanese pioneer in Major League Baseball history.  And yes, those 2,700-plus hits and .320 batting average and over 1,200 runs scored look pretty darn good too.  Almost 500 steals.  2001 MVP and Rookie of the Year...
Yankees-Orioles Series Preview
The Yankees and Orioles will play three at one of baseball's best ballparks, Camden Yards, over the weekend.  New York comes off a series loss in which it lost two of three to Texas.  Baltimore comes off a four-game series split with Cleveland. Here is a Yanks-Birds series preview.
Texas Two Step
It was a rubber-match game and anything can happen in rubber-match games.  Hell, anything can happen in baseball, right John Sterling?  Including a very good pitching performance.  Or, a very good pitching performance and an excellent one.
Rays-Yankees Series Preview
The Yankees and Rays meet for four games in the Bronx Thursday-Sunday highlighted by Old Timers Day in Game 4.  Tampa Bay comes off losing three of four to Boston.  New York comes off a series split with the Dodgers.  Here is a Rays-Yanks series preview.
The Ichiro Factor
There is no doubt that this isn't 2001-2010 anymore.  Ichiro Suzuki is not the 200-hit season Ichiro.  But he can still really help the Yankees, not so much as an every day player who is dominant, but helping the Yanks change games in the late innings.
Mets Win Round 1
Timely hitting. Solid relief pitching. if the piece ended right there you might be thinking I was talking about the surprising Yankees. But shocking I am not. This would sum up the Mets Monday night as they beat the Yankees in game 1 of the 4 game subway series at Citifield 2-1...
Grandy Man Can't
Curtis Granderson was injured on the first pitch of Spring Training, with a broken forearm.  And now, after sitting for weeks, is out again, this time getting hit by a pitch on his left hand  in the fifth inning and breaking his pinkie in Tampa Bay on Friday, May 24.
Ichiro Is First Ballot Material
Over 2,600 hits.  A .322 lifetime batting average.  More than 3,400 total bases.  450+ steals.  1,200+ runs scored.  Over 600 RBI and over 100 home runs for a non-power player.  Ichiro Suzuki is not a Hall of Famer.  He is a first ballot Hall of Famer.

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