• Kyle Higashioka belts 3 home runs in Yankees’ destruction of Jays

    Kyle Higashioka belts 3 home runs in Yankees’ destruction of Jays

    Remember that bobsled to baseball hell without a brakeman the Yankees couldn’t halt last week? They have swapped it for an escalator headed to heights recently thought impossible. Backed by a season-high seven homers, three by reserve catcher Kyle Higashioka and two from DJ LeMahieu, Gerrit Cole dominated the Blue Jays on the way to …
  • Mets lineup cools off at worst time in crushing loss to Blue Jays

    Mets lineup cools off at worst time in crushing loss to Blue Jays

    BUFFALO — For the past two weeks, it’s been just about all roses from this lineup, but Saturday night the Mets were a handful of dead dandelions. Maybe it was the hangover effect after scoring 18 runs the previous night. For nearly 3 ½ hours they waited for a big hit that never arrived in …
  • Dominant Gerrit Cole leads Yankees to second straight win

    Dominant Gerrit Cole leads Yankees to second straight win

    There’s the Gerrit Cole the Yankees thought they were getting. The right-hander dominated the Orioles in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader, taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 6-0 seven-inning victory in The Bronx. Cole had taken the loss in his previous three starts, but didn’t allow a hit until Hanser …
  • Yankees fall to .500 after suffering fifth consecutive loss

    Yankees fall to .500 after suffering fifth consecutive loss

    This is what it sounds like when bats die. One night after wasting a rare river of runs, the Yankees morphed into hitters who used soaked editions of the N.Y. Post for bats against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night. J.A. Happ provided a cure for the ills that have infected the Yankees across the …
  • Yankees making the playoffs is no longer a sure thing

    Yankees making the playoffs is no longer a sure thing

    BUFFALO — This was a case study of baseball as water torture. A walk. A fly ball. Another walk. Time came to a screeching halt inside Sahler Field. They ratcheted the crowd noise up a little. And then a lot. They started playing this horrendous white-noise sound effect, and the parade of base runners continued …
  • Loss sends Yankees to new low as Blue Jays post 10-run inning

    Loss sends Yankees to new low as Blue Jays post 10-run inning

    When Brian Cashman parachuted into Sahlen Field to watch his free-falling Yankees on Monday he had to understand how deep in the wilderness it was. Still, as the GM witnessed the Yankees not only flush a four-run lead in the bottom of the sixth when the Blue Jays reached double figures in runs against Chad …
  • How Yankees must tackle shocking reality before it’s too late

    How Yankees must tackle shocking reality before it’s too late

    BUFFALO — OK, so maybe you didn’t expect the Yankees’ first-ever excursion here to carry the kind of weight it’s going to. It’s all but certain you didn’t expect them to come here looking up at the Blue Jays, who are using Buffalo as a homestead in this summer of the virus. And … well, …
  • Derek Jeter’s two Marlins trades both hurt the Yankees

    Derek Jeter’s two Marlins trades both hurt the Yankees

    Derek Jeter put a damper on the Yankees’ trade deadline day. The Marlins acquired outfielder Starling Marte, who was a target for the Yankees, from the Diamondbacks before the trade deadline, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported. Marte is hitting .311 with two home runs and 14 RBIs in 33 games this season. The Yankees have …
  • Blue Jays acquire Yankees target Taijuan Walker from Mariners

    Blue Jays acquire Yankees target Taijuan Walker from Mariners

    The Blue Jays got stronger on Thursday by acquiring a player the Yankees were eyeing. Toronto acquired starting pitcher Taijuan Walker from the Mariners. Walker, 28, is off to a strong start this season, with a 4.00 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 25 innings through five starts. The Yankees rotation is already without Luis Severino …
  • Rays, Blue Jays plotting trade deadline splashes to push Yankees

    Rays, Blue Jays plotting trade deadline splashes to push Yankees

    The Yankees may not be the AL East favorite much longer. Sitting just half a game behind the Yankees for first place, the Rays are “being very aggressive in [trade] conversations” with the Aug. 31 deadline approaching, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Before the Subway Series was canceled because of two positive Mets’ coronavirus tests, …