Gary Sanchez’s record HR starts Yankees-Rays Twitter spat

Gary Sanchez hit his 31st homer of the season in the Yankees’ 13-5 blowout win over the Orioles, and the team’s official Twitter account mocked Tampa Bay’s Logan Morrison by posting “Gary Sanchez isn’t a home run hitter” with a clip of Yankees players laughing and putting their thumbs down. The

Hurricane Irma can really mess with the Yankees’ schedule

BALTIMORE — Although the Yankees know Wednesday night’s washout with the Orioles has been rescheduled for Thursday at 1:35 p.m. and are not anticipating weather problems for three weekend games in Arlington, Texas, the Yankees don’t have a definitive plan for a three-game series against the Rays scheduled to begin

Astros-Rangers game was a sad Harvey afterthought

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A.J. Hinch conceded it was difficult to concentrate on baseball. Like the rest of the Astros and Rangers who traveled halfway across the country to play a three-game series relocated to Florida because of Hurricane Harvey, the Houston manager had mixed emotions about being at Tropicana Field

Most of the Mets trade castoffs are dominating

The Mets’ 2017 opening-day roster now has some reach across the league. With the club going through a sell-off during its dreary campaign, ex-Mets are spread out as they try to help their new teams with the playoffs around the corner. Here’s a look at how the former Mets are

Tampa teams dedicate funds to remove Confederate monument

TAMPA, Fla. — The three major professional sports teams based in the Tampa Bay area say they have “dedicated funds” to help remove a Confederate monument from the city. The NFL’s Buccaneers, NHL’s Lightning and Rays of Major League Baseball issued a joint statement Thursday saying they’re working with the Greater

Yankees get a timely starting-pitching flop as streak snapped

While the Yankees waited on whether Sonny Gray would be heading to The Bronx from Oakland, some of their flaws finally caught up to them in a 5-3 loss to the Rays on Sunday. Jordan Montgomery was knocked out in the third inning — in part because of Joe Girardi’s newfound

Lucas Duda is showing Yankees what they missed

If there is pressure to produce when you get traded before the deadline to a contender, Lucas Duda certainly isn’t feeling it. Two days after he was dealt from the Mets to the Rays, Duda thrust what would become a 5-4 Yankee win into jeopardy in the eighth inning Saturday at

Could both Yankees and Red Sox lose AL East?

MIAMI — For much of this season the AL East played out like something Joe Torre and Terry Francona dragged in, the Yankees and Red Sox battling for supremacy. The Yanks and Red Sox have held either first or second alone in the division every day from June 3 until the

Red Sox star embarrassed rival — then piloted his plane

MIAMI — Mookie Betts took Chris Archer up, up and away twice on Sunday. Betts, leading off for the Red Sox, homered on the Tampa ace’s third pitch. Then after the game, knowing Archer needed a lift cross-state to Miami for the All-Star Game, offered his private jet. The catch: Betts

The wild card who’s holding up Red Sox’s bullpen hunt

MIAMI — The Red Sox are tempering their pursuit of relief help, according to officials, until they get a better read on what they have in Carson Smith. The righty was one of the majors’ best setup men for Seattle in 2015, was obtained by Boston after that season, made three

Gary Sanchez doesn’t have the time of day for Rays crybaby

Gary Sanchez isn’t apologizing for being picked for next week’s Home Run Derby. The Yankees catcher was called out Tuesday in a bitter rant by the Rays’ Logan Morrison for getting the nod instead of him. “What can I say? That’s something that I have no control of,” Sanchez said through an

Home Run Derby snub calls out Gary Sanchez in angry rant

Not everyone is pleased by Gary Sanchez’s inclusion in the Home Run Derby next week in Miami. “Gary shouldn’t be there,” the Rays’ Logan Morrison told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday. “Gary’s a great player, but he shouldn’t be in the Home Run Derby.” Morrison has 24 homers this season, trailing

MLB catcher probed after ex’s Instagram “abuse’ allegation

Tampa Bay Rays catcher Derek Norris is the subject of an MLB domestic-violence investigation, according to ESPN, after his former fiancée alleged in an Instagram post that Norris “physically and mentally abused” her — which included a choke hold, she later clarified. Kristen Eck did not implicate Norris by name in