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61-33, 1st in AL East

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Finally, Clint Frazier is proud of the strides he feels he's made defensively working with RailRiders assistant Julio Borbón. Frazier's still buzzing about diving full-stretch for a ball last weekend against Syracuse. It was his first diving catch since a dive last August exacerbated his concussion symptoms, effectively ending his 2018 season. With Borbón, Frazier's focus has been on standing up a little taller in his pre-pitch setup. It's to mimic his fairly upright batter's stance. He believes that has helped him maintain his eye level when he takes off for fly balls, helping him track them dramatically better. Previously, he'd crouch lower pre-pitch, and when he'd move immediately out of the crouch, that would cause his eyes to move, and he'd have more difficulty tracking balls hit at high velocities. "It's not the same guy out there (now)," Frazier said. "I want to practice it in New York, but I feel good. It hasn't been a waste of my time down here. It hasn't been a bad experience, one that I think can really help me help the Yankees when I get the chance."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

In terms of reporting to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at the end of his 72-hour report period last month, Clint Frazier said: "I'm not the first guy to take 72 hours, I'm not going to be the last guy to take 72 hours." Said he also took that long to come back during a return to Triple-A last year, and lamented the fact this particular time his later report caused such controversy. "I took it because one, I have two animals and a full apartment. I needed a day, and then one day turned into I'm going to take another day. And then it was like: ‘I'm not in my best frame of mind right now.' I was mad, I was upset, I was bitter. It was one of those things where I needed to be able to come down here and be ready to work. I would have shown up Day 1 and probably would have been a nuisance to be around. I would have upset. I (was) still mourning my demotion ... I needed to take 72 hours. I wasn't trying to send a message. I wasn't trying to send a message to Brian Cashman — one of the most powerful men in baseball. He holds the cards. He's been good to me."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Spent the afternoon down at the Yankees' Triple-A affiliate, and while down here, caught up with outfielder Clint Frazier. He tells ESPN he and Brian Cashman had a phone conversation in recent days. "That was the best conversation I could have had ... I wanted to just hear it from him: what do I need to do to make it back on that team? Light a fire under me." Frazier said Cashman "was honest with me. I walked away from that conversation feeling really good about my present situation and my future situation." He remains optimistic that his future is in pinstripes, and not as a trade chip entering the upcoming deadline. Cashman's advice was, of course, for Frazier to focus on honing his defense. Also asked him to not neglect his offense, given the 4-for-17 start Frazier had after being optioned down June 17. Frazier has ended up getting hits in 12 of his past 16 games in Scranton.

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Boone goes on profane rant as Yanks top Rays 6-2

Yankees manager Aaron Boone got fired up at a rookie umpire in a profane rant , and New York awoke from a sleepy start to rally past the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 in a doubleheader opener Thursday.

Gardner beats dugout to a pulp, Boone gets tossed (0:31)
Tanaka lurks as pigeon snacks on leftover seeds (0:21)
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Boone tossed after rant: My guys are savages

Yankees manager Aaron Boone went on a profane rant Thursday after rookie umpire Brennan Miller called Brett Gardner out on strikes in the second inning of a doubleheader opener against Tampa Bay.

Yanks take Game 1 of doubleheader behind Urshela's bat (0:46)
Rivera set the standard for closers (1:35)
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12hSam Miller

Why Mariano Rivera is two Hall of Famers in one

Would Mo have been a Cooperstown lock if he'd ONLY pitched in the postseason? What if he'd never sniffed October? Turns out, he's even better than you might have realized.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

It has not yet rained yet here at Yankee Stadium, but with the threat of severe weather, the Yankees announce that tonight's game is postponed. Yankees and Rays will play a straight doubleheader tomorrow at the Stadium, with Game 1 beginning at 3 p.m. ET.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aroldis Chapman, through an interpreter, called the Wednesday report that he wants to opt out of his Yankees contract after this year "completely false." He added: "the truth is, honestly, I feel great here." Says he has yet to speak to his agent about his current deal. He also added that he was aware that after next season the Yankees have an ability to change his contract, but reiterated he wants to stay in New York.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

A day off for Gleyber Torres, and Luke Voit gets bumped down in the order as the Yankees take on the Rays tonight: 2B LeMahieu RF Judge CF Hicks DH Encarnación C Sánchez SS Gregorius 1B Voit 3B Urshela LF Gardner SP Germán

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2dColey Harvey

CC-Rays rift heats up in benches-clearing fracas

Benches cleared but no punches were thrown following a shouting match between Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and Tampa Bay Rays hitter Avisail Garcia during a game Tuesday.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who died Tue. at 99, was a lifelong Cubs fan who said his first two trips to Wrigley Field were for Game 1 of the 1929 World Series (a 3-1 loss to the A's) and Game 3 in ‘32 — he said he thought Babe Ruth DID call his shot on his mythical home run that day (the Yankees won 7-5 on 2 HRs each by Ruth & Lou Gehrig). In 2005, he threw a ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley that he called "the highlight of my career." And he attended a Cubs World Series game in 2016. Another sports connection: in 2001, Stevens delivered the 7-2 majority opinion that resulted in Casey Martin being allowed to use a cart in a PGA tournament, because of a disability — he said the tour's walking rule was "at best peripheral" and "not an indispensable feature" of golf at any level.

Judge, Gregorius ignite the Bronx with 8th-inning homers (1:18)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yesterday at Yankee Stadium: an MVP basketball player. Today? An MVP bat dog named Rookie ... and a former Rookie of the Year.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This is how the Yankees will line it up tonight in Game 2 of the series vs. Tampa Bay: 3B LeMahieu RF Judge 1B Voit C Sánchez DH Encarnación SS Gregorius CF Hicks 2B Torres LF Gardner SP Sabathia

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.02
Quality Starts0
WHIP1.27
BAA.246
Runs530
Batting Average.265
On Base Percentage.342
Slugging Percentage.465