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 Jacoby Ellsbury also cleared the fence 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.

The Yankees won for the seventh time in eight games behind a strong performance from Michael Pineda, who limited the Mets to Lucas Duda's sixth-inning sacrifice fly to notch his third consecutive victory. Pineda scattered five hits over 7 2/3 innings, striking out seven.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eovaldi finds way out of trouble to top Tigers

Eovaldi finds way out of trouble to top Tigers

DETROIT -- Nathan Eovaldi earned his first victory as a Yankee with seven-plus innings of one-run ball, silencing a mighty Tigers lineup before getting a boost by a Yankees outburst off Detroit's bullpen for a 5-2 victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

"I was really pleased. It's a great lineup," Eovaldi said. "[I] was able to keep the ball on the ground for the most part and make pitches when I needed to."

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Eovaldi topples Tigers for 1st win with Yankees

Right-hander holds tough lineup to one run over seven-plus innings

Eovaldi topples Tigers for 1st win with Yankees

DETROIT -- Nathan Eovaldi picked up his first win with the Yankees on Tuesday night, shutting down a potent Tigers lineup and flashing the potential the Yankees saw when they traded for him this offseason.

Unable to get through six innings in his first two starts with the Yankees, Eovaldi efficiently pitched seven-plus strong innings at Comerica Park as New York beat Detroit, 5-2.

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Yankees recall Shreve, send down Pinder

Yankees recall Shreve, send down Pinder

DETROIT -- Left-hander Chasen Shreve paid the price for the Yankees' 19-inning loss to the Red Sox 10 days ago, getting sent down to the Minors as New York sought fresh bullpen arms.

But Shreve was back in the big leagues Tuesday afternoon. The Yankees recalled Shreve from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and optioned reliever Branden Pinder to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Tuesday night's game against the Tigers at Comerica Park.

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CC shows stuff in CG, but outcome points wrong way

Going distance for first time since '13, Yanks lefty encouraged by improvement despite 0-3 mark

CC shows stuff in CG, but outcome points wrong way

DETROIT -- CC Sabathia on Monday night put together his best start of the season in terms of stuff, he said, and his final pitching line. But Sabathia's first complete game since July 9, 2013, wasn't enough as the Yankees lost to the Tigers, 2-1.

"I've been getting better every time out," Sabathia said. "Obviously that's not equating to wins or helping us, but hopefully I can put it together, start putting some starts like this together and help us win some games."

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Yanks outfielders go extra mile to rob extra bases

Gardner, Ellsbury frustrate V-Mart, while club turns three DP's, but late chances missed

Yanks outfielders go extra mile to rob extra bases

DETROIT -- Victor Martinez led off the fifth inning Monday night with a deep fly ball into the gap in right-center field -- a drive that looked like an obvious extra-base hit for the Tigers' designated hitter. Even Jacoby Ellsbury thought so.

"But, you know, I always go for everything like I can catch it," Ellsbury said.

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CC deserves better, takes tough loss in Detroit

CC deserves better, takes tough loss in Detroit

DETROIT -- On a night when the wind was gusting out to left field at Comerica Park, Alfredo Simon and CC Sabathia put on a pitchers' duel for most of Monday's series opener between the Tigers and Yankees. Mark Teixeira's home run to right field stood as the lone scoring until back-to-back RBI singles from J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes swung the game to Detroit in the seventh inning for a 2-1 Tigers victory.

The win improved the Tigers' record to 11-2, continuing their best start since 1984, and the best start in the Major Leagues this year. Six of those wins have come in starts by Simon and Shane Greene, who went into the season as the perceived back end of Detroit's rotation.

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Rivera, Torre entertain in Connecticut

Yankees legends talk George Steinbrenner, memories and more at lecture

Rivera, Torre entertain in Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- "Mo & Joe." It sounds like the name of a buddy-cop flick, maybe a staged comedy routine lacking a third stooge. Monday night at Southern Connecticut State University, though, those were the nicknames of the headliners at "An Evening of Conversation With Mo & Joe" -- Mariano Rivera and Joe Torre.

The pair of Yankees legends was in town officially as a part of the school's lecture series and unofficially as full-blown showmen, regaling a group of about 1,500 who trucked through a soggy spring night with tales of the Yankees' dynasty folks in this region still recall regularly, willingly and easily.

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