• 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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, …
  • Phillies pitcher Jose Alvarez carted off after line drive to ‘private parts’

    Phillies pitcher Jose Alvarez carted off after line drive to ‘private parts’

    The Phillies added injury to insult Thursday with a 105.3 mph shot to the groin. In the midst of getting swept in a doubleheader by the Blue Jays, Jose Alvarez took the hard line drive off the bat of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. below the belt. He was able to finish the play, picking up the …
  • Toronto Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Canada

    Toronto Blue Jays not allowed to play games in Canada

    TORONTO — The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. An official familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Saturday the federal government has denied the request. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak ahead of …
  • MLB closes all 30 spring training camps for coronavirus cleaning

    MLB closes all 30 spring training camps for coronavirus cleaning

    MLB ordered all 30 spring training camps closed for a deep cleaning and disinfecting and that all personnel who want to continue unofficial workouts when the sites reopen will have to undergo a COVID-19 screening. The league was reacting to both the rising number of cases in Arizona and Florida — the states that house …