World Series MVP David Ortiz has won his sixth Silver Slugger award as the top designated hitter in voting by major league managers and coaches.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was back on the field with the Yankees Friday after leading the Dominican Republic to the championship of the World Baseball Classic.
Robinson Cano hit a grand slam in a seven-run third inning, and New York sent Zach Britton to another shellacking at Yankee Stadium in a 12-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday that stopped a four-game losing streak.
Andruw Jones hit two of New York’s four homers, Freddy Garcia pitched 6 2-3 solid innings in muggy conditions and the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 in the opener of a split doubleheader on Saturday.
Hiroki Kuroda tied a career high by striking out 11 and the New York Yankees backed him with three home runs, beating the White Sox 4-0 on Saturday and ending Chicago’s four-game winning streak.
Andy Pettitte broke his ankle on the same day the Yankees put CC Sabathia on the disabled list, and Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead homer to help New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.
Hiroki Kuroda gave up one run and six hits and Robinson Canot got three hits as a Yankees split squad defeated the Phillies.
One inning, 12 runs, 40 minutes and 70 pitches.
Those were just some of the wild numbers in a record-setting start
for the New York Yankees. Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher and the Yankees broke loose for 12
runs in the first inning Saturday night, setting a franchise mark
en route to a 17-3 rout of the Baltimore Orioles that completed a
painfully embarrassing sweep of their split doubleheader.
CC Sabathia came within one out of his second complete game in three starts, Alex Rodriguez hit a go-ahead two-run homer and Robinson Cano also went deep, leading the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night.
Bartolo Colon pitched a four-hitter for his first shutout in nearly five years and Mark Teixeira homered in the first inning to help the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics for the eighth straight time, 5-0 on Monday.