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Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a double, two walks, and two runs scored to help the Yankees take down the Rays on Sunday.

Rodriguez's hot start to the 2015 season continues. Sunday's performance leaves him with a terrific .316/.447/.711 slash line. He has four home runs, 11 RBI, and 10 runs scored to go along with it. Rodriguez remains two home runs shy of tying Willie Mays with 660 career home runs, fourth-most in baseball history.
Apr 19 - 4:57 PM

Andrew Miller worked around a leadoff double with three consecutive strikeouts to earn his fourth save of the season in Sunday's win against the Rays.

Protecting a two-run lead in the ninth inning, Miller allowed a leadoff double to Ryan Brett, but bounced back to strike out Rene Rivera, Logan Forsythe, and Steven Souza to end the contest. Miller remains unscored upon with a 12/2 K/BB ratio in six innings.
Apr 19 - 4:54 PM

Michael Pineda limited the Rays to three runs in 5 2/3 innings, resulting in his second win of the season on Sunday.

Pineda made a first-inning mistake to Steven Souza that resulted in a two-run home run, but was otherwise solid. The right-hander, overall, gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Pineda now has a 5.00 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 20/2 K/BB ratio in 18 innings. He'll take on the Mets at home in his next outing.
Apr 19 - 4:48 PM

The Yankees are hopeful that Carlos Beltran (illness) will be ready to return to the lineup on Monday.

Manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that Beltran was still feeling "weak" due to the flu, which is why he's sitting out for the second day in a row. The veteran outfielder is off to an awful start at the plate with a .184/.238/.289 batting line through his first 10 games.
Apr 19 - 11:47 AM

Brian McCann is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

It looks like he's just receiving a breather. John Ryan Murphy is behind the plate Sunday in McCann's place. Carlos Beltran is also sitting out, as he's apparently still battling an illness. Garrett Jones is handling right field.

Chris Capuano (quad) will throw a 45-pitch live batting practice session on Sunday.

It's not clear what the plan is for Capuano after that, but he might be ready to begin a rehab assignment. The left-hander could challenge Adam Warren for the fifth spot in the Yankees' rotation once he's deemed ready.
Apr 19 - 10:07 AM

Yankees sent RHP Joel de la Cruz outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's now off the 40-man roster. De la Cruz didn't appear in a game during his brief time with the big club last week.
Apr 19 - 9:20 AM

Chris Young hit a seventh inning grand slam to lead the Yankees to a 9-0 victory over the Rays on Saturday.

Young hit the two-out slam off of former closer Grant Balfour in the seventh inning, capping off a seven-run frame. The home run, Young's third of the season, doubled his season RBI total to eight. He's now slashing .276/.344/.690. While those are shiny numbers, Young's fantasy value is capped by the fact that he's only a decent play against left-handed pitching. The last time he had a season with 20 home runs was in 2011. Deeper mixed leagues without weekly locks might consider him, though.
Apr 18 - 11:23 PM

Masahiro Tanaka tossed seven shutout innings while striking out eight in Saturday's 9-0 win over the Rays.

For the first time this season, Tanaka looked like his old self. He gave up just two hits and did not walk a batter, throwing just 85 pitches in seven innings before letting the Yankee bullpen finish off the win. As has been well-documented and thoroughly, thoroughly discussed in the New York media, Tanaka is trying to pitch with a partially torn ligament in his right elbow. While Saturday's was by far the most encouraging start we've seen from the ace, it's still not clear what Tanaka's numbers will look like over the course of a long season. In this case, the cliché "one game at a time" might actually be apt. At the very least, his beautifully efficient outing against the Rays is a sign that not every start will be of the four-run, five-inning variety. He'll face the Tigers in his next outing.
Apr 18 - 11:02 PM

Carlos Beltran (illness) is not in the Yankees' lineup on Saturday night against the Rays.

Beltran is dealing with flu-like symptoms and might miss Sunday's game as well. The veteran outfielder has produced a weak .184/.238/.289 slash line on the young season.
Apr 18 - 5:27 PM

Brett Gardner (wrist) appeared as a pinch runner in Friday's victory over the Rays.

He has been nursing a bone bruise in his right wrist and is expected to return to the Yankees starting lineup on Saturday. He certainly did his job on Friday after pinch-running for Carlos Beltran, Gardner swiped second base and scored the go-ahead run on an RBI single by Alex Rodriguez.
Apr 18 - 8:06 AM

Alex Rodriguez had a monster night in Friday's 5-4 win over the Rays, slugging two home runs and hitting a go-ahead RBI single.

He's still got it. Rodriguez launched a solo homer in the second inning before adding a two-run blast in the sixth. He then put the Yankees ahead for good in the eighth inning with a line drive single to center field. This was the 61st multi-homer game of his career and his first since May 23, 2012. He's now up to 658 home runs for his career, which puts him two away from tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list. After missing a year due to a PED suspension, the 39-year-old Rodriguez is batting .344/.432/.781 with four home runs and 11 RBI through 10 games.
Apr 17 - 11:34 PM

Andrew Miller notched a four-out save in Friday's win over the Rays.

Miller came on with two outs in the bottom of the eighth and got Rene Rivera to fly out before giving up a leadoff infield single to Logan Forysthe in the ninth. However, he struck out the next three batters he faced to lock down the win. Miller now has three saves on the year and has allowed just one hit over five scoreless innings to go along with a 9/2 K/BB ratio. Dellin Betances has shown better control in his last two outings, but Miller still looks like the favorite for saves in this bullpen.
Apr 17 - 11:33 PM

Adam Warren was tagged for four runs over four innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday.

Warren held the Rays scoreless over the first three innings, but everything went south for him in the fourth, as he allowed a go-ahead three-run homer to Allen Dykstra and a solo blast to the very next batter, Logan Forsythe. He made it through the rest of the inning unscathed, but the damage was done. He struck out two and walked two in the no-decision and now owns a 4.82 ERA through his first two turns in the starting rotation. With Chris Capuano (quad) and Ivan Nova (elbow) still a ways off, Warren figures to get several more starts.
Apr 17 - 11:32 PM

Stephen Drew clubbed a solo homer and drew a walk Friday against the Rays.

Drew has just five hits (and a lowly .167 batting average so far this season), but three of them are home runs. At least he's making them count. The 32-year-old had just three home runs in 155 plate appearances after joining the Yankees last season.
Apr 17 - 11:31 PM

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