|NY YANKEES ( TANAKA )|
CLEVELAND ( BAUER )
|963||NY YANKEES||-155||Ov 7.5,+100||-155||Ov 7.5,-105|
|964||CLEVELAND||+145||Un 7.5,-120||+145||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-29||-2.1||27-32||3.9||0.255||0.316||4.4||0.253||0.306|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.3||3-3||4.6||0.266||0.310||4.1||0.269||0.311|
|vs Right-handed Starters||31-29||-0.9||33-25||4.7||0.259||0.326||4.5||0.262||0.326|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.6||4-3||4.3||0.250||0.286||3.4||0.269||0.314|
|6/24/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)||6-7||L||115||8.5 ov||O||11||7||1||10||7||3|
|6/25/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TORONTO||HUTCHISON(R)||5-3||W||100||9 un||U||9||8||0||10||7||0|
|6/30/2014||PHELPS(R)||TAMPA BAY||ARCHER(R)||3-4||L||-115||8 ov||U||9||8||0||9||13||0|
|7/1/2014||KURODA(R)||TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||1-2||L||+115||7.5 un||U||4||8||0||9||8||1|
|7/2/2014||NUNO(L)||TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||3-6||L||+100||9 un||P||10||9||1||12||9||0|
|7/3/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HUGHES(R)||7-4||W||-145||6.5 ev||O||10||2||0||9||3||0|
|7/4/2014||WHITLEY(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)||6-5||W||100||8 un||O||10||6||0||11||7||0|
|7/5/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ MINNESOTA||PINO(R)||1-2||L||-105||8.5 un||U||7||8||1||7||9||1|
|7/6/2014||KURODA(R)||@ MINNESOTA||NOLASCO(R)||9-7||W||-130||8.5 ov||O||14||5||2||13||8||0|
|7/7/2014||GREENE(R)||@ CLEVELAND||MASTERSON(R)||5-3||W||135||9 ov||U||12||9||1||6||3||0|
|7/8/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ CLEVELAND||BAUER(R)|| |
|7/9/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ CLEVELAND||TOMLIN(R)|| |
|7/10/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ CLEVELAND||HOUSE(L)|| |
|7/11/2014||KURODA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)|| |
|7/12/2014||NUNO(L)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)|| |
|7/13/2014||TANAKA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)|| |
|6/24/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ ARIZONA||MILEY(L)||8-9||L||115||8 un||O||14||12||0||19||19||2|
|6/25/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)||6-1||W||-130||8 un||U||10||8||0||5||4||0|
|6/27/2014||BAUER(R)||@ SEATTLE||YOUNG(R)||2-3||L||-125||8 ev||U||7||9||0||11||8||1|
|6/28/2014||TOMLIN(R)||@ SEATTLE||ELIAS(L)||5-0||W||110||7.5 un||U||7||2||1||1||1||0|
|6/29/2014||HOUSE(L)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)||0-3||L||155||6.5 un||U||1||3||2||10||6||0|
|6/30/2014||KLUBER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)||0-1||L||-125||7 un||U||1||2||0||6||6||0|
|7/1/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||10-3||W||120||7 un||O||13||4||1||10||10||1|
|7/2/2014||BAUER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||5-4||W||125||7 ov||O||9||8||0||9||9||3|
|7/4/2014||TOMLIN(R)||KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)||1-7||L||-110||7.5 un||O||6||6||1||12||6||0|
|7/5/2014||HOUSE(L)||KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||7-3||W||-115||8 un||O||14||9||0||12||8||0|
|7/6/2014||KLUBER(R)||KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||4-1||W||-155||7 un||U||10||6||0||4||4||0|
|7/7/2014||MASTERSON(R)||NY YANKEES||GREENE(R)||3-5||L||-145||9 ov||U||6||3||0||12||9||1|
|7/8/2014||BAUER(R)||NY YANKEES||TANAKA(R)|| |
|7/9/2014||TOMLIN(R)||NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|7/10/2014||HOUSE(L)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)|| |
|7/11/2014||KLUBER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)|| |
|7/12/2014||MASTERSON(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)|| |
|7/13/2014||BAUER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)|| |
|NY YANKEES: NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.|
Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are new to the Bronx; David Robertson is new to the closer's role. And Alex Rodriguez is nowhere to be seen.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, and Robinson Cano has moved to Seattle.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don't have baseball's highest payroll.
''I think it is probably the biggest transition I've been through,'' manager Joe Girardi says.
For only the second time in team history and the first time since 1947, every position on opening day other than the mound will be manned by a different Yankees player on opening day than in New York's previous opener.
New York's forgettable 2013 season began with an 8-2 loss to Boston, with Kevin Youkilis at first, Cano at second, Eduardo Nunez at shortstop, Jayson Nix at third, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate, Vernon Wells in left, Brett Gardner in center and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
The only holdover for Tuesday's opener at Houston figures to be Gardner, who has shifted to left. The rest of the starting lineup figures to have McCann behind the plate, Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Jeter at shortstop, Kelly Johnson at third, Ellsbury in center and Beltran in right.
CC Sabathia will be the constant on the mound. He's coming off the poorest of his 13 major league seasons at 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA.
''Nobody wants to go through that again,'' he says. ''It sticks with me a lot. Just being disappointed in not being able to help this team win. I feel like if I could have been a little better we might have made the playoffs. I blamed myself for a long time in the offseason and now I'm over it and ready to go this year.
|CLEVELAND: CLEVELAND (AP) - Jason Kipnis didn't want it to end. He had plenty of company.|
After the final out ended the club's magical, turnaround season so jarringly last October, Kipnis, who made his first All-Star team in 2013 and a few of his teammates lingered in the dugout and watched as Tampa Bay's players celebrated their 4-0 win in the AL wild-card playoff game.
One and done. Hardly the finish Cleveland wanted.
And once again, the city would remain without a major sports championship, a drought approaching its 50-year anniversary.
But despite their brief postseason appearance in manager Terry Francona's first year, the Indians intend to play in October again - and again.
''We don't want it to be a fluke,'' Kipnis said. ''We don't want to be a one-trick pony. We want to be at the top and we want to stay there.''
Hoping to build off their unexpected 92-win campaign, the Indians enter 2014 confident they can not only contend this season, but go even further.
During spring training in Arizona, first baseman Nick Swisher, who also serves as the club's high-energy hype man, handed out ''Unfinished Business'' T-shirts to his teammates.
The Indians aren't satisfied.
''Last season, hopefully, was a steppingstone that we needed to get us going in the right direction,'' Swisher said. ''Last year was that amazing year to get us in the right mind frame to say, `Hey, we can do this. We are a team. And people need to start recognizing it.'''
Cleveland had to win its final 10 games just to make the playoffs. The late-season kick wouldn't have been necessary if the Indians had played more consistently, and more evenness has been a focus for Francona, who feels his club has the makings to do something special again.
''I love our team,'' said the AL's manager of the year. ''I love coming to the ballpark and watching them play. They are easy to like because they try hard. When you can show up with a group of guys and you respect the way they go about things it makes the challenging times more fulfilling. We know we can do it now. We've got to try and go do it better.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (NY YANKEES-CLEVELAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Yankees-Indians Preview* =========================
By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer
New York (44-43) at Cleveland (43-44), 7:05 p.m. EDT
It's been a remarkable first half for Masahiro Tanaka, who has already emerged as one of baseball's best pitchers.
After being named to the All-Star team, Tanaka and the visiting New York Yankees try to stay hot Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians.
While he may not get a chance to pitch at next Tuesday's Midsummer Classic due to scheduling, Tanaka (12-3, 2.27 ERA) is looking forward to partaking in the festivities alongside teammates Derek Jeter and Dellin Betances. The Japanese sensation, leading the majors in wins, is one of 24 foreign-born players to earn a nod.
"It's obviously an event that not everybody can be a part of. I'm very excited to get this opportunity," he told MLB's official website through an interpreter. "To be part of it and to be able to meet with some of the best pitchers in the major leagues, that's going to be a great experience for me. If there's a chance, I'd definitely like to be able to talk with some of them and maybe pick their brains."
Tanaka had dropped back-to-back starts while receiving a combined run of support before earning the win in Thursday's 7-4 victory at Minnesota. The right-hander allowed season highs of four earned runs and nine hits over seven innings while striking out a season-low three.
"They're not going to be perfect every time," manager Joe Girardi said. "He's been about as consistent as you can be as a starting pitcher. He just wasn't quite as sharp."
The Yankees (45-43) had dropped a season-worst five straight and nine of 11 before winning four of five. Brian McCann, Brett Gardner and Ichiro Suzuki all collected three hits in Monday's series-opening 5-3 victory.
New York has won five straight and 12 of 14 against the Indians, going 26-8 in the series dating to 2009.
Cleveland (43-45) has lost five of seven at home after winning 11 of its previous 12. Nick Swisher and Yan Gomes both homered Monday but the Indians were otherwise held in check. Gomes is batting .289 with four homers and 10 RBIs over his last 10 games.
Trevor Bauer (2-4, 4.42) gets the ball for the Indians looking to snap a three-start winless stretch, during which he's been backed by a combined five runs of support. The right-hander yielded three runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings but didn't receive a decision in Wednesday's 5-4 road win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Bauer is 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA at home, nearly two runs lower than his road mark of 5.46. He allowed three runs - two earned - over 6 1-3 innings in his only appearance against the Yankees, a 7-0 home loss May 13, 2013.
This marks Tanaka's first appearance versus Cleveland.
Carlos Beltran missed Monday's win with swelling behind his right knee, leaving his status for Tuesday unknown. He's hitting .190 on the road, going 3 for his last 22.
Jeter, meanwhile, is batting .362 over a 12-game stretch away from home. He's a career .338 hitter against Cleveland, his highest mark against any AL club.
Indians leadoff hitter Michael Bourn will miss at least three weeks with a strained left hamstring.
|Last Updated: 8/29/2014 5:24:55 PM EST|