Bautista, 37, has not had much success recently, but the team coveted a right-handed batter, and he was in the lineup batting fifth on Tuesday.
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With five home runs against Texas, the Yankees surpassed the Red Sox for the most in the major leagues, with 72 so far this season.
Jason Vargas looked like a different pitcher, throwing five solid innings as the Mets, who had been struggling are now on a bit of a roll.
At 34 and playing on a struggling Texas team, Hamels may be on his way out of town this summer. And the Yankees may be in need of veteran pitching.
Gray had his best outing of the year with eight strong innings, and the Yankees hit four homers against a listless Kansas City squad.
The Mets offense was anemic for five innings, but thanks to Amed Rosario’s first multi-homer game, and a two-run shot by Asdrubal Cabrera, they are on a roll.
Until they beat the Diamondbacks on Saturday, the Mets had not won consecutive games since April 11 and 13.
Gary Sanchez hit two home runs, and Aaron Hicks got his second inside-the-park homer of the season.
Pitcher Chris Young became a vice president for the league, working under Joe Torre, within weeks of playing in the Padres’ spring training camp.
An array of complications left the Yankees stranded overnight at Dulles airport as they tried to travel to Kansas City.
Lagares’s injury, a torn toe ligament, will probably put him out for the season. Michael Conforto, who became the regular center fielder, had four hits Friday to back a strong start by Jacob deGrom.
The Yankees have played only five and a half innings over the last three days, but they face a rigorous schedule in the coming weeks because of an unusually wet and wintry start to the season.
After hoping for improvement, the Mets finally gave in and shelved their ailing slugger. Without him, they were crushed by Toronto.
The 35-year-old Cano will carry the stain of a positive drug test, which may keep him out of Cooperstown, while the Mariners could fall out of contention.
The outfielder has yet to be placed on the disabled list despite being limited by a hip flexor injury. He sat out Tuesday as the Mets crushed Toronto.
Tyler Austin provided all the runs to help the Yankees reach a 3-3 tie against Washington before rain forced a postponement. The game is set to be finished Wednesday.
Cano, the Mariners’ all-star second baseman, does not plan to appeal the suspension, but said taking Furosemide, a diuretic, was inadvertent.
Callaway has taken responsibility for an embarrassing batting order mix-up and is working with coaches to improve anemic hitting.
For the past three years, the Yankees have quietly sent flowers to the families and colleagues of police officers killed in the line of duty anywhere in the country.
Stanton went 4 for 4, continuing his scorching success against left-handed pitchers.