Tex swats pair to back Pineda's gem in win over Mets

Tex swats pair to back Pineda's gem in win over Mets

NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira homered twice off Jacob deGrom and Michael Pineda pitched effectively into the eighth inning in Friday night's Subway Series opener, helping the Yankees snap the Mets' 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.

"Home runs are always good," said Teixeira, who leads the Yankees with seven homers. "They're not easy to come by, especially against a good pitcher. It was a good night."

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Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook. Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Richard Justice

Harvey vs. CC matchup a symbolic one for Mets, Yanks

Righty personifies young, dynamic club; lefty a reflection of veteran-laden group

Harvey vs. CC matchup a symbolic one for Mets, Yanks

If you're inclined to see one game as something larger, something symbolic of where two franchises find themselves at the beginning of a new season, you're going to love what the Mets and Yankees are giving us Saturday afternoon in the Bronx.

Matt Harvey vs. CC Sabathia.

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Richard Justice is a columnist for MLB.com. Read his blog, Justice4U. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

How fast was Tex's 2nd homer? Statcast knows

How fast was Tex's 2nd homer? Statcast knows

When Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira took right-hander Jacob deGrom deep in the third inning of Friday night's 6-1 win over the Mets at Yankee Stadium, it was his second home run of the night, his seventh of the season and the third of the night for the Bronx Bombers.

But thanks to Statcast data, which was part of the national broadcast on MLB Network, those aren't the only numbers we know.

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Andrew Simon is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AndrewSimonMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Retired Bernie Williams plans to become rock star

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Retired Bernie Williams plans to become rock star

On Friday, Bernie Williams officially retired from baseball despite making his last appearance with the Yankees in 2006.

Wait, he just retired?  

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CC seeks first win as Yanks face Harvey, Mets

CC seeks first win as Yanks face Harvey, Mets

The Mets and Yankees square off again Saturday afternoon, with a marquee pitching matchup slated for Game 2 of the Subway Series. It will be a battle of past and present aces as Matt Harvey faces CC Sabathia at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have won seven of eight after ending the Mets' 11-game winning streak with Friday night's 6-1 victory.

Harvey, who is pitching through a minor left ankle injury, is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA over his first three starts. Sabathia is 0-3, but tossed a complete game his last time out in a 2-1 hard-luck loss to Detroit.

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Back to full health, Teixeira's power resurgence continues

Yanks first baseman says gluten-free diet helps him feel better, work out harder

Back to full health, Teixeira's power resurgence continues

NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira's gluten-free menu -- headlined by spinach smoothies, bison burgers and turkey bacon -- hasn't become a popular choice in the Yankees' clubhouse, though if he continues hitting for power, he just might gain a few converts along the way.

Teixeira homered twice in Friday's 6-1 Subway Series victory over the Mets and paces the roster with seven homers and 17 RBIs through 16 games. With only five hits that haven't left the ballpark, Teixeira has done an excellent job of making his best swings count.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Marty Noble

One day you're hot, next day you run into the Yanks

One day you're hot, next day you run into the Yanks

NEW YORK -- They played by the same rules they had used throughout their unflawed homestand, save that weird one that has a more accomplished batsman hitting for the pitcher. The distance between the bases was as it had been on the other side of the river, the standard 30 yards. And from the rubber to the plate in the Bronx was as it was in Flushing, 60.5 feet. Even the area code was the same. Must have been the zip code that flummoxed the Mets and put them on the wrong side of the hyphen Friday night, because the results were as different as elephants and glockenspiels from what they had been for 11 games.

Leave it to the Yankees, those killjoys in pinstripes, to be Interleague party poopers. They couldn't be satisfied with the merely scheduled engagement against the hottest team in the hemisphere. Nooo, they wanted more. Bringing in one of their heroes emeritus to throw out the first ball wasn't dressing enough either. So they went well beyond Bernie and the Mets program and put on a whooping on the visitors from the Big Citi. No respect, these Yankees.

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Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pineda in command from outset, firing first-pitch strikes

Yankees righty allows just one Mets run, whiffs seven over 7 2/3 innings

Pineda in command from outset, firing first-pitch strikes

NEW YORK -- Despite the cold and windy conditions at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, right-hander Michael Pineda showed impeccable command of the strike zone, throwing a career-high 78 of his 100 pitches for strikes while stifling the red-hot Mets in the Yankees' 6-1 victory.

It seemed as if he was ahead of Mets hitters all night, retiring 13 of the first 14 batters he faced, allowing just five hits in 7 2/3 innings.

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Jamal Collier is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bernie officially retires, will have plaque dedication May 24

Ex-Yanks great 'proud, grateful and very honored'

Bernie officially retires, will have plaque dedication May 24

NEW YORK -- Bernie Williams had been long excluded from the Yankees' proverbial "Core Four" of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Marino Rivera, even though Williams was an important part of their last championship era.

So before Williams was set to officially retire before Friday's game against the Mets, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wanted to coin a term that included Williams in the group.

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Jamal Collier is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Young wishes time with Mets went better

Young wishes time with Mets went better

NEW YORK -- Chris Young was likely the most popular man on the field as the Subway Series began on Friday at Yankee Stadium, with a succession of former Mets teammates making their way over during batting practice to offer the outfielder a handshake or a hug.

Young's time in Queens did not go as anticipated, leading to his release last August after batting .205 in 88 games, but he has found a new home in the Bronx. Young was not in Friday's lineup against right-hander Jacob deGrom, but he's batting a sizzling .357 with four homers and nine RBIs, playing a key role in the Yankees' early success.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebookand read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees edge Tigers after Tanaka-Anibal duel

Yankees edge Tigers after Tanaka-Anibal duel

DETROIT -- The New York Yankees became the first team to cool off the Tigers, in part by lighting up Detroit's bullpen at Comerica Park. In Thursday's series finale, it was the difference in the game, with Jacoby Ellsbury doubling and scoring off Tom Gorzelanny in the eighth inning for a 2-1 Yankees win.

With a 33-degree temperature at first pitch, both offenses were similarly cool for much of the day, combining for four hits over 6 1/3 innings against Anibal Sanchez and Masahiro Tanaka. The Tigers converted a leadoff double from Anthony Gose into a Victor Martinez sacrifice fly in the first inning but never added on, giving the Yankees and Ellsbury a chance to take advantage.

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Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tanaka up to the task vs. Tigers' tough lineup

Righty allows one run as Yankees win series finale in frigid Detroit

Tanaka up to the task vs. Tigers' tough lineup

DETROIT -- This past Saturday, Masahiro Tanaka answered one question. Yes, he proved with seven shutout innings against the Rays, he is still capable of putting up the kind of numbers he did early on last season.

He faced several more questions heading into his start Thursday afternoon. How would he hold up in the near-freezing conditions at Comerica Park? How would he handle pitching on normal rest for the first time this year? How would he fare against the Tigers' formidable lineup?

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Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Road trip does wonders for Yankees' confidence

New York goes 7-3 against Orioles, Rays and Tigers

Road trip does wonders for Yankees' confidence

DETROIT -- This weekend will be a test and a showcase for the Yankees, a chance to show what they're capable of against the hottest team in baseball, the Mets.

But it would be unfair to so quickly overlook what they just accomplished at Comerica Park, taking three of four from the Tigers to cap off a 7-3 road trip against the Orioles, Rays and Tigers.

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Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Baseball set to take over NY as Mets, Yanks collide

First edition of 2015 Subway Series features streaking Amazin's, surging Bombers

Baseball set to take over NY as Mets, Yanks collide

NEW YORK -- Not long after the Mets put the finishing touches on a perfect 10-game homestand at Citi Field, the NHL's Islanders began a critical Game 5 of their playoff series in Washington. Matt Harvey's beloved New York Rangers are set to play Friday. Gotham's sports scene has rarely held such sheen in this century.

And still there is a sense around the city that on the final weekend of April, with spring's chill lingering, baseball should supersede it all. The Mets are playing at least as well as at any point over the last decade, if not the last quarter-century. The Yankees, almost quietly, are nearly as hot.

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Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees not complaining about frigid conditions

Ellsbury: 'You can't let the weather dictate how you feel'

Yankees not complaining about frigid conditions

DETROIT -- It's seemed as if the Yankees have battled the weather as much as the Tigers throughout their four-game series in Detroit this week.

They had to cancel pregame batting practice Monday and Tuesday afternoon due to rain. With near-freezing temperatures and light snow falling at Comerica Park, the tarp remained on the field Wednesday afternoon.

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Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Lindsay Berra

#TBT: Bernie, Posada homer from both sides of plate

#TBT: Bernie, Posada homer from both sides of plate

The year 2000 was a big one for the New York Yankees.

They survived a 3-15 season-ending slump to finish first in the American League East with an 87-74 record. They beat Oakland in the AL Division Series, then Seattle in the AL Championship Series, then the New York Mets in a five-game Subway Series to take their 26th World Series title.

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Lindsay Berra has covered a variety of sports, from baseball and hockey to tennis and the Olympics, since 1999. She joined MLB.com in 2013.

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Yankees score on balk; Ausmus ejected

After seeing video, Tigers manager says umpire made the correct call

Yankees score on balk; Ausmus ejected

DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez looked like he had found the way out of his jam Thursday afternoon against the Yankees. Instead, it was Tigers manager Brad Ausmus who took the exit after Sanchez's game-tying balk.

Detroit ended up taking the 2-1 loss, and Ausmus later took the blame for arguing the call.

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Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees make Tigers pay the Price in rout

Yankees make Tigers pay the Price in rout

DETROIT -- David Price said he had forgotten his last meeting with the Yankees, who put up nine consecutive hits against him last August. The Yankees seemed to remember, sending 11 batters to the plate in a six-run opening inning and 21 batters over 2 1/3 innings in a 13-4 win over the Tigers on a chilly Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

On a night when the temperature sat at 38 degrees at first pitch, Price and Yankees starter Adam Warren combined for 10 runs and 87 pitches over a 52-minute opening inning. While Warren settled down after four first-inning walks, the Yankees kept up the pressure on Price, scoring two runs on three straight two-out hits in the second inning, including back-to-back triples from Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley.

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Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bern, baby, Bern: Williams to officially retire

Center fielder, who last played in 2006, will have his number retired by Yankees

Bern, baby, Bern: Williams to officially retire

NEW YORK -- Though he played his final Major League game in 2006, having jumped into a successful music career and twice appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot, Bernie Williams always enjoyed ribbing his former teammates with the running joke that he had still not officially retired from baseball.

Now, as the Yankees embrace their post-"Core Four" era -- a group that should properly include Williams, if only someone had coined a catchy nickname that rhymed with "five" -- Williams is ready to formally sign his retirement papers. The ceremony will take place on Friday evening at Yankee Stadium.

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Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees' Franchise Four voting favors HOFers

Baseball icons Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio pacing ballot

Yankees' Franchise Four voting favors HOFers

Major League Baseball released the current leaders for the Franchise Four campaign on Wednesday, and it should come as no surprise to see Babe Ruth atop the Yankees' list.

The first balloting update revealed that Ruth currently leads the voting. He's followed by Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. The Yankees are one of seven clubs with four Hall of Famers currently leading the voting.

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Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

What is Yankees' secret to success vs. Price?

In last two games against Tigers' ace, New York has scored 16 runs

What is Yankees' secret to success vs. Price?

DETROIT -- David Price took the mound Wednesday night having given up one earned run in his first three starts. He's a former American League Cy Young Award-winning left-hander seemingly pitching at the top of his game.

And yet, the last two times the Yankees have seen him at Comerica Park, they've tagged him for a combined 16 runs on 22 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

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Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Warren weathers storm to give Yankees length

Right-hander allows four runs in first, then holds Tigers off the board

Warren weathers storm to give Yankees length

DETROIT -- When Adam Warren walked four of the first five Tigers hitters who stepped to the plate Wednesday, it looked like it might be a long night for the Yankees' bullpen.

Instead, the right-hander turned in a surprisingly long outing, recovering from the 36-pitch first inning to pitch into the sixth as the Yankees beat the Tigers, 13-4, at Comerica Park.

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Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

The Yankees and Tigers played through some snow

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The Yankees and Tigers played through some snow

Generally speaking, baseball season means that spring is back. It's a time of green grass, blue skies, and for those of us in the Northeast, finally being able to see your fire hydrants again...unless, of course, you happen to be in Detroit right now, in which case we would like to extend our sincerest apologies for the cruel prank Mother Nature is playing on you right now:

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Yankees, Tigers show off hot bats in frigid first

Price, Warren each had problems finding the zone with snow falling

Yankees, Tigers show off hot bats in frigid first

DETROIT -- The snowflakes kept falling in the opening inning at Comerica Park. The numbers on the scoreboard kept rising.

In an opening inning that began a 7:08 p.m. ET and ended at 8 p.m., the Tigers and Yankees combined for 10 runs on seven hits with six walks and a hit batter.

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Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Yankees re-claim Tracy, option him to Triple-A

Matt Tracy, who began the year in the Yankees organization, was claimed by the Marlins off waivers on Saturday. And now he's been claimed again. New York took Tracy back on a waiver claim Wednesday and optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Tracy, a left-handed pitcher, was originally selected by the Yankees in the 24th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He's posted a 20-22 record with a 3.81 ERA in the Minor Leagues, and 64 of his 78 appearances have been starts, and he made his big-league debut as a reliever earlier this year.

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Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Young thriving in reserve role for Yankees

Outfielder hits crucial solo shot in win against Tigers

Young thriving in reserve role for Yankees

DETROIT -- Chris Young re-signed with the Yankees this offseason to be their fourth outfielder, a role that comes with no promise of regular playing time or consistent at-bats.

But Young has made the case for more of both so far this season, and he continued to do so in the Yankees' 5-2 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

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