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Yankees sign top draft picks
New York inked its first-round pick Clarke Schmidt to a pro contract, the team announced Saturday. The right-hander and No. 16 overall selection out of South Carolina underwent Tommy John surgery in April after posting a 3.21 ERA during his three seasons at the collegiate level. The Yankees also finalized a contract with right-hander Matt Sauer, their second-round pick from Righetti High School in California.
Three teammates hit their first major league home runs in the same game. There's historical significance to that. Plus, Aaron Judge went deep ... again
Austin Bibens-Dirkx pitched seven dazzling innings in his first shot at the New York Yankees after 12 seasons in the minors, and Carlos Gomez homered for the Texas Rangers in their 8-1 victory Saturday.
Judge shines brightest under the sun
Aaron Judge has been a force at the plate all season, but his numbers in day games have been particularly noteworthy.
Among highlights for the Yanks has been Aaron Judge defying expectations nearly as much with his quality glove (four runs saved this season) as with his bat.
Tanaka vs. Darvish lives up to hype
When Masahiro Tanaka pitched for the Rakuten Golden Eagles and Yu Darvish was with the Nippon Ham Fighters, they went head-to-head four times. Darvish went 2-1 with a 1.36 ERA in those meetings, and Tanaka went 1-3 with a 2.90 ERA. Both pitched well Friday, but Tanaka's Yankees were victorious in extras.
The Yankees have designated Chris Carter for assignment and promoted Tyler Austin from the minors in an attempt to boost their production at first base.
Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer
Yankees manager Joe Girardi made it very apparent he had little use for first baseman Chris Carter. The Yankees have designated Carter for assignment, calling up Tyler Austin. Austin figures to see a lot of time at first until Greg Bird comes back. Bird (ankle) is hoping to begin a new rehab soon. Carter was hitting .204. The Yankees will owe him the remainder of his $3.5M.
The first major league matchup between Japanese pitching stars Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka lived up to the hype, as both starters pitched scoreless baseball before the Yankees defeated the Rangers 2-1 in 10 innings.
Ronald Torreyes hit a game-winning single with two outs in the 10th inning after midnight, and the New York Yankees edged the Texas Rangers 2-1 on a rainy Friday night for just their second win in 10 games.
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Masahiro Tanaka: Did not allow a run in the 1st inning tonight. He's still had more starts where he's allowed a 1st-inning run (8) than starts where he has not allowed a 1st-inning run (7).
Marlon Brando was perfect for Vito Corleone, Sean Connery was the ultimate James Bond, and Aaron Judge was made for this midsummer showcase.
The Yankees rookie provided his usual fireworks by hitting his major-league-leading 25th homer on Thursday, but his teammates offered little help.
Babe Ruth is a Red Sox legend, too -- but so are many lesser stars who never wore the pinstripes. Imagine a world where Boston handed out as many plaques as they do in the Bronx. Who would be in Fenway Park's Monument Park?
On Base Percentage.3471st
Earned Run Average3.753rd