Gary Sanchez’s prodigious bat is his best defense

Gary Sanchez’s prodigious bat is his best defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Maybe we should establish a system. Maybe, when Gary Sanchez has a night like this, we suspend talk of his viability at catcher for, what? Two weeks? Or do we really need to run a cost-benefit analysis here?…

Yankees blast five homers in bounce-back win over Royals

Yankees blast five homers in bounce-back win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In the aftermath of costing the Yankees three runs in a loss Friday, night Gleyber Torres vowed to be better on Saturday evening. The neophyte second baseman kept his word by leading the Yankees to an 8-3 victory…

Yankees belt four home runs in another Twins beatdown

Yankees belt four home runs in another Twins beatdown

The Yankees hit four homers for a second straight game in an 8-3 win over the Twins and have outscored their opponents 36-6 during their four-game winning streak that was extended Tuesday night in The Bronx. Though it might seem like their…

Yankees win brawl-filled battle because of their two strengths

Yankees win brawl-filled battle because of their two strengths

BOSTON — Meanwhile, in the game the Yankees won on all scorecards. That should not get lost in the Yankees and Red Sox finding their inner 2003-04 malice. The clubs exchanged blows, endured ejections and rekindled the heat in the Rivalry, because…

Yankees slug way past Red Sox (literally)

Yankees slug way past Red Sox (literally)

BOSTON — The best rivalry in sports is back in a big and violent way, which is always good for business and has to have MLB offices on Park Avenue awash in smiles. Marketing the heck out of Mike Trout, Bryce Harper…

Yankees demolished by rival Red Sox

Yankees demolished by rival Red Sox

BOSTON — Not even the frosty air that smothered Fenway Park on Tuesday evening could mask the stench pouring out of the Yankees’ road gray uniforms. A monster homer and three hits from Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton singling and doubling in…

Yankees’ problems run much deeper than Giancarlo Stanton

Yankees’ problems run much deeper than Giancarlo Stanton

BOSTON — We could persecute and prosecute Giancarlo Stanton, scapegoat him and just, well, make him the goat. But there would be a little Buckner in that, some Bartman too. In those instances a groupthink focused blame and venom at a singular…

Yankees throw call-up right into the fire for outfield help

Yankees throw call-up right into the fire for outfield help

BOSTON — Shane Robinson was summoned from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday and inserted into the lineup in center field against the Red Sox as the Yankees continued to shake up their injury-depleted outfield. The 33-year-old Robinson replaced Jace Peterson, who was designated…

Umps admit they gave Yankees a huge break

Umps admit they gave Yankees a huge break

Crew chief Jerry Meals admitted his crew botched a call in the sixth inning when Giancarlo Stanton was called out in a run down after he ran past third base and down the left-field line while Gary Sanchez was standing on third….

Yankees getting more early drama than they bargained for

Yankees getting more early drama than they bargained for

How fitting that such a nutty game features an even nuttier postscript. Amidst what is already a nutty Yankees season. Friday night featured more than five hours of baseball leading to a 14-inning, 7-3 loss at the hands of the Orioles, with…

Yankees are the Evil Empire again

Yankees are the Evil Empire again

Cancel the Toe-Night Show dugout interviews and all those shenanigans. They were fun while they lasted, but, boom, that time of baseball innocence has passed. Those lovable Baby Bombers are now the Bronx Behemoths. Deal with it, haters. The Yankees are back…