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67-63, 4th in AL East
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Yankees need more from Michael Pineda

New York has hung in the wild-card race despite the fact that Pineda is 6-10 with a 5.02 ERA and remains one of the most frustrating pitchers in the majors, David Schoenfield writes. Where would the Yankees be if Pineda had been better? Players affecting team's 2016 hopes (Insider)

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Rangers hold off Mariners for third straight win (0:57)
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Escobar's three-run blast pads Royals' lead (0:37)

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees, down 8-1 after 7 innings, fought back to bring the tying run to the plate in each of the last two innings, but PH Mark Teixeira grounded out to end the right hand Starlin Castro, who barely missed a three-run HR in the 8th, struck out to end the game with two men on. The Yankees lose, 8-5, to the Royals and more importantly, lose a chance to make up a game on three of the teams they were chasing in the AL wild card race.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Pineda settled down after his bad first inning, throwing five hitless innings before surrendering hits to the first two batters he faced in the seventh. Both wound up scoring when reliever Blake Parker gave up a 3-run HR to Alcides Escobar. Pineda's final line-- 6+ IP, 7H, 5ER -- raised his ERA to 5.12 and put him in a position to drop to 6-11 for the season.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

How much better a pitcher would Michael Pjneda be if all games started in the second inning? About a half-run better. Pineda, who allowed three first inning runs to the Kansas City Royals Monday night, has now allowed 22 earned runs in 26 first innings for a 6.84 ERA. Take that away and Pineda's overall ERA drops from 5.14 to 4.43. Start the game in the third inning and Pineda gets even better. Without the 17 runs he's allowed in 26 second innings (5.88) and Pineda's ERA plummets to a respectable 4.01.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

CC Sabathia had some interesting things to say about the Colin Kaepernick situation before tonight's with the Royals: "It's his right as a citizen. There's a lot of stuff going on that's not right; it's just something that he chose to do. It's his right. I think it's a good, non-violent way to try to get some change." Although Sabathia said his brother-in-law is in the military and has served in Iraq, he did not consider Kaepernick's protest as a slap at the military. "I'm kind of indifferent on it; it's weird," he said. "I understand where he's coming from. Obviously being an African-American, raising two African-American boys, it's scary. It's something that's going on and something we need to change. Like I said, it's his way, his opinion of trying to non-violently – not hurt cops or anything like that or hurt anybody – way of getting his point across." Carmelo said a couple months ago that athletes need to come together "I think people have. With what went on with D-Wade and his cousin, him being at the thing in Chicago, or was thinking about going to the town hall meeting they had on ESPN, I think it's a good way to hopefully get some change."

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Sanchez makes AL Player of the Week history

Yankees C Gary Sanchez is the first rookie in MLB history to win consecutive Player of the Week awards. Sanchez hit .522 (12-for-23) with seven runs scored, five home runs and nine RBI over six games for the period ending Aug. 28.

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Yankees hold steady in Power Rankings

It was a solid week for the Yankees, as they took two of three from both the Mariners and Orioles. The rotation is holding up its end for the time being, and Gary Sanchez has put the offense on his back with a historic start to his MLB career. Week 21 Power Rankings

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AL postseason race is wide open

The Indians and Rangers have firm grips on the AL Central and AL West, respectively, but the AL East and wild-card race are tightly bunched together.

Yankees can't find the brooms yet again

With Sunday's loss to the Orioles, the Yankees are now 0-7 this season when going for a sweep in the finale of a three-game series, ESPN Stats & Info notes. They've been outscored 43-7 in those seven games.

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Gausman, Orioles blank Yankees (1:02)
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Machado doing Machado things (0:32)
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Jacoby Ellsbury still has the speed

Despite only racking up 18 thefts so far this season, Ellsbury is still one of the fastest guys in the majors in terms of swiping bags. Where does he rank? Baseball Info Solutions provides the answer. Measuring baseball skills (Insider)

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Gary Sánchez repite en la Liga Americana

El receptor dominicano de los Yankees se ha convertido en una máquina de batear que tiene deslumbrada a la afición de la Gran Manzana. Leer

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Trumbo smashes two-run shot extending O's lead (0:21)
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Sanchez's HR binge makes for good trivia

Gary Sanchez's 11th home run came in his 81st MLB at-bat, matching the record for fewest ABs to reach 11 home runs. Who did he tie? Why, Shane Spencer, of course. A late-season sensation from the Joe Torre era, Spencer did it between 1998 and '99, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Yankees routing Orioles like it's 2007

Less than 24 hours after beating the O's 14-4 on Friday night, the Yanks were at it again in a 13-5 blowout win Saturday afternoon. Those results mark the first time since 2007 that the Yankees have scored at least 13 runs in two straight games, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

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Gary Sanchez's record HR by the numbers

With his fourth-inning solo shot off Orioles starter Dylan Bundy on Saturday, Sanchez became the first player in MLB history to have 11 homers in his first 23 games. The blast traveled 372 feet to right field, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

Lineup: Yankees (67-61) vs. Orioles (70-59)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Aaron Hicks, CF (S)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, DH (R)
  • 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 5. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 6. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 7. Brian McCann, C (L)
  • 8. Aaron Judge, RF (R)
  • 9. Ronald Torreyes, 3B (R)
  • SP: CC Sabathia, LHP
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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs55721st
Batting Average.25418th
On Base Percentage.31422nd
Slugging Percentage.40720th
Earned Run Average4.2518th
Quality Starts58Tied-17th
WHIP1.257th
BAA.2498th

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