Yankees walk off Red Sox in extras to clinch playoffs

Aaron Judge nearly sent the Yankees into the postseason by himself, with his ninth-inning shot to center briefly looking like it was going to end up in Monument Park to clinch a playoff berth. This time, though, Judge got under the ball and it came up just short. But while 61 waits, the Yankees did … Read more

Harrison Bader makes New York Yankees debut as Frankie Montas goes on 15-day injured list

3:56 PM ET Marly RiveraESPN Writer Close Marly Rivera is a writer for ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN.com. NEW YORK — Gold Glove-winning center fielder Harrison Bader played in his first game in pinstripes Tuesday night. Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was Bader’s first major league game since he was acquired by the New York Yankees … Read more

Banged-up Yankees limping to the finish line

MILWAUKEE — The Yankees’ pregame media session with manager Aaron Boone has devolved into one long and depressing medical report. And if this keeps going like this, when we say Aaron Judge wins a game single-handedly, it may be literal. Don’t put it past Judge, as the Yankees’ all-world, do-everything superstar in recent days is … Read more

Yankees blow early lead, fall late to Brewers as win streak ends

MILWAUKEE — The Yankees’ four-game winning streak ended with a thud Friday night in a 7-6 loss to the Brewers, as they blew an early five-run lead before Garrett Mitchell’s two-out RBI single up the middle off Clay Holmes in the bottom of the ninth gave Milwaukee the victory. Hunter Renfroe led off the ninth … Read more

Aaron Judge is clear MVP despite Shohei Ohtani’s brilliance

MILWAUKEE — I keep hearing from Californians that there’s an East Coast bias and the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani needs to be seriously considered to win the American League MVP. Sorry if this reveals my bias, but I’m starting to think that avocado toast must be affecting their thinking. Is Ohtani the most amazing baseball player … Read more

Yankees nip Red Sox thanks to review overturn, Little League HR

BOSTON — In the eighth inning at Fenway Park on Wednesday, it hardly mattered that the Red Sox were in last place in the AL East and no threat to catch the Yankees in the standings. Instead, Boston was getting closer to potentially stealing a win from the Yankees with a late rally against Jonathan … Read more

The Yankees sudden overabundance of pitching is a good problem to have

The Yankees played a game Sunday familiar to the Rays of recent vintage. They started with an opener and followed with a lot of trustworthy relievers. They won 10-4 over Tampa Bay after a 10-3 rout a day earlier. The potential for a disastrous weekend after Friday night’s loss to the Rays was averted. Exhales … Read more