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Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Robinson each homered off Michael Pineda to build a seven-run lead, and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Sunday.
Pineda pushed around
Yankees P Michael Pineda had his stretch of home dominance come to an end Sunday as the Rangers tagged him for seven earned runs in four innings during a 7-6 loss.
El toletero de los Yankees no para de dar palos, Yasiel Puig otra vez con problemas y Boston retira el número de David Ortiz, estos y otros temas ocupan una posición en la bitácora de ESPN.
Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks will be placed on the disabled list after he injured himself during a check swing in the first inning Sunday.
Entering the season, it appeared the bullpen would be the Yankees' greatest weapon. But the acceleration of the team's youth movement has stolen the spotlight.
Jorge Posada peppered line drives around the Yankee Stadium outfield, first from the left side, and then the right.
Judge closing in on Joltin' Joe's record
Aaron Judge is on pace for 58 home runs this year, which would double Joe DiMaggio's current Yankees record for homers by a rookie in a single season.
AL West giving Yankees fits
The Yankees are in the midst of a 3-9 slump that began with a West Coast swing against the Angels and Athletics and has continued since returning home to host the Angels and Rangers. A road series against the MLB-leading Astros looms next weekend.
Saturday's longest home runs
Aaron Judge's league-leading 26th blast was matched by the first of Michael Taylor's two home runs against the Reds. Matt Olson went deep twice for his first two career homers, while Troy Tulowitzki's 422-footer was his first since May 29.
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Rickey Henderson and Mickey Rivers batting leadoff in the 71st annual Yankees Oldtimers' Day game. New Cooperstown inductee Tim Raines to bat behind Hall of Famer Henderson.
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.
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.
On Base Percentage.3462nd
Earned Run Average3.814th