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WATCH: New York Yankees sweep the Twins in potential Wild Card preview

SNY's Eamon McAnaney reports from Yankee Stadium as the New York Yankees swept the Minnesota Twins behind home runs from Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius.

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Report: Girl struck by ball at Yankee Stadium remains in hospital

The girl struck by a baseball at Yankee Stadium during Wednesday's game remains hospitalized Thursday, per a New York Post report.The unidentified girl, believed to be two years old, was seated along the third-base line when she was hit in the head by a line-drive foul ball of the bat of Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier during the bottom of the 5th inning. An eyewitness told NJ.com she was struck in the mouth.According to the Post report, she remains at the New York-Presbyterian Morgan...

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Matt Provenzano

CC Sabathia’s strikeout record shines a spotlight on his case for the Hall of Fame

He’s already among historic company, so it’s not like the Hall would be a stretch.

Two nights ago, CC Sabathia entered storied company, to say the least. In his last start against the Twins he struck out his 2,833rd batter, the third-most among left-handed pitchers in major league history. He passed Mickey Lolich, and the only two pitchers above him now are Steve Carlton and Randy Johnson. That also puts him at 18th most all-time among all starters, just a shade below Jim...

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Tyler Norton

Starlin Castro’s slump comes at the right time for the Yankees

The second baseman has struggled of late, but the rest of the offense has picked him up.

The Yankees collected 15 hits during their blowout win against the Twins yesterday. Seven starters picked up hits, four of whom had multi-hit games. Starlin Castro, on the other hand, had none. He went 0 - 4, continuing a longterm slump that has plagued him for most of the month. It’s been a rough go for the Yankees second baseman, especially considering he opened the season doing a great Willie Mays...

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No harm will come from MLB extending its netting

Imagine you’re at a baseball game and suddenly, a ball coming off the bat at 106 miles per hour hits someone squarely in the face. 106 miles per hour. That’s what happened Wednesday afternoon when the New York Yankees hosted the Minnesota Twins. In the immediate aftermath, some players hunched over in concern. Some shed tears. Others prayed. Nobody cared about the baseball game anymore; it was all about the little girl and her safety. Her well-being. And rightfully so. After the game,...

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Tanya Bondurant

Didi Gregorius interview: Replacing Derek Jeter, team chemistry, and emoji skills

Pinstripe Alley chats with the Yankees’ shortstop about life in New York.

When thinking of the greatest trades of Brian Cashman’s tenure as Yankees GM, the Didi Gregorius trade seems like it is likely to go down as one of the very best. Cashman had to go out and replace a lifelong Yankee and Hall of Fame player when he swung a three-team trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers that sent Shane Green to Detroit and brought Didi Gregorius to New York.

Since then, Gregorius...

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Todd Frazier, Yankees embracing thumbs down symbol

The New York Yankees have adopted a new rallying cry for the stretch run of the regular season, and to say it came from an unexpected source would be an understatement. During the Yankees’ Sept. 11 game against the Tampa Bay Rays, which was played at Citi Field due to scheduling changes caused by Hurricane Irma, a New York Mets fan who was attending the game went viral for holding up a prominent “thumbs down” gesture after Todd Frazier belted a three-run homer. Since the fan — whom...

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Jason Cohen

The Yankees need to extend the protective netting in Yankee Stadium

It’s time to do the right thing

Yesterday, during the Yankees’ 11-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins, a young child was hit in the face with a foul ball. She was tended to by the medical staff, and then rushed to the hospital. As of last night, the father of the child who was hit said they still weren’t sure if she would require surgery. It’s time to stop this.

We can’t avoid what has already happened, but we can prevent the next incident from taking place by doing what we all know...

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Greg Kirkland

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/21/17

Aaron Judge & Sir Didi Gregorius made history with dingers; Sir Didi apologies for hitting Jason Castro with bat; how Luis Severino got his groove back; Yankees’ domestic affiliates dominate; Yankee Stadium must put up protective extended netting

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MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Yesterday was a day of dingers. Glorious, judicious, and kraken (crackin’) dingers. Aaron Judge hit his 45th home run of the year. Only four more to go until he ties Big Mac. That home run propelled Judge...

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Young girl hit by Todd Frazier foul ball ‘doing okay’

A young girl who was hit by a Todd Frazier foul ball during Wednesday’s New York Yankees-Minnesota Twins game is said to be doing okay. Frazier was batting in the bottom of the fifth inning and ripped a 94-mph fastball into foul territory along the third base line. The ball hit a young girl: As seen in the video, multiple players were shaken by the incident and even began tearing up on the field. The good news is Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the game he was told the young girl is...

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Child Hospitalized After Being Struck by Foul Ball During Twins vs. Yankees

A young fan was struck with a foul ball and had to be taken to the hospital during Wednesday's game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. 

The Yankees released a statement (h/t Sports Illustrated's Kenny Ducey) saying the child received first aid at Yankee Stadium and was "receiving medical attention at an area hospital."

The incident occurred in the bottom of the fifth inning when Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier lined a ball into the seats above the dugout down the third...

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The Most Confident Bunt of the Year

Sure, this might be a weird time to talk about something from June 4. It’s not like there’s any real urgency to this. And I will grant the unfamiliar phraseology. I’ll explain how I got here. As I write this, the Twins are getting pasted by the Yankees. The Yankees are winning 11-3, but at one point, in the third, they were losing 3-0. In that inning, Byron Buxton came up with two outs and runners on the corners, and when he saw the first pitch from Luis Severino, he tried to bunt. The...

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Matt Ferenchick

Yankees 11, Twins 3: Offense leads the way as Yankees sweep Minnesota

The Yankees finished off another series win in style.

The final score of this game is not the least feasible outcome of a game started by Luis Severino and Bartolo Colon. The way it got to that final score was unexpected though. Severino struggled and lasted just three innings as his pitch count ran up. Meanwhile, Colon had a relatively easy first three innings.

Then the Yankees’ offense woke up, quickly came back and then started pouring it on. Jacoby Ellsbury and Greg Bird each picked up...

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Jake Devin

Which teams should the Yankees want to play (and avoid) in a potential Wild Card game?

There are some possibly advantageous matchups looming in the AL Wild Card game.

There's no guarantee that the Yankees will play in the AL Wild Card game. That being said, it is the team's most likely fate. With a gap between the Red Sox and Yankees in the AL East, as well as a gap between the Yankees and the other Wild Card contenders, it's a good time to start grappling with a do-or-die playoff.

When it comes to the Wild Card game, there are a number of things the Yankees can control, such...

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Ryan Chichester

Luis Severino deserves the ball in a potential Wild Card game

Should the Yankees find themselves in a one-game playoff, it should be Severino taking the mound.

Who would have ever thought we would be here 365 days ago? At this time last year, the Yankees were watching Severino attempt to salvage any kind of value from his dreadful sophomore season by putting him in the bullpen, leaving his future as a starter somewhat in question.

In an extraordinary turnaround, Severino is now one of the best starters in the league with an ERA of 2.93 while averaging...

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Matt Provenzano

Aaron Judge has put his slump behind him

The Yankees, and Yankees fans, breathe a sigh of relief.

We’ve seen Aaron Judge crush five home runs in his last eight games, and that probably means he’s back. Only 14 of Judge’s 44 home runs have come in the second half, and seven of those were hit in the past three weeks. Not like you’ll be surprised to hear me say this, but look at the numbers:

That rolling wOBA crossed ~.400 on July 16th, and it rose above it once again on September 12th, so you could easily pinpoint that as...

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Kunj Shah

How would a potential Wild Card roster and lineup look for the Yankees?

If the Yankees hold on to the Wild Card spot, there’s a lot they can do with their roster for that game.

The Yankees’ playoff fate is far from decided. They still believe they have a shot at the division and are playing for that. The best they can do right now is to go out and win their games and hope for some assistance from other teams. As days keep passing, though, and the gap not closing, it’s starting to look more and more likely that the Yankees will be hosting a Wild Card game...

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WATCH: Jaime Garcia on another solid start for the Yankees

Jaime Garcia on another solid start for the Yankees.

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Kunj Shah

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/20/17

Severino will start tonight; Yanks will be feared in playoffs; Judge heating up; Didi started youth movement; Return of Ellsgard

New York Daily News | Peter Botte: Remember a couple days ago when the Yankees tinkered with their rotation so Luis Severino could avoid facing the Twins and be lined up for the Wild Card game? Well that’s not a thing anymore. Severino will now start tonight on regular rest, which lines him up for one more start next week and to potentially start the final game...

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WATCH: Dellin Betances on his late season struggles

Dellin Betances on his late season struggles.

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