Record Last Week: 1-1 (12 RS, 13 RA)
Season Record: 63-34 (505 RS, 375 RA, 61-36 expected record), 5.0 GB in ALE, +7.5 GU for WC spot
Schedule This Week: Three games at Rays (Mon. to Weds.); Four games vs. Royals (Thurs. vs. Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with the All-Star break. Aaron Judge took Max Scherzer took in the All-Star Game and Luis Severino tossed a scoreless inning. The American League won for the sixth straight year, which is meaningless, because homefield advantage in the World Series is no longer tied to the All-Star Game.
- The second half started with a weekend series against the Mets. The Yankees stranded a small army of runners in Friday’s 7-5 loss, and they avoided a ninth inning meltdown in Saturday’s 7-6 win. Yesterday’s finale was rained out.
- Injury Updates: Clint Frazier (head) is back in the league’s concussion protocol after attempting a diving catch in Triple-A.
- Gary Sanchez was activated off the disabled list and Frazier, Domingo Acevedo, Gio Gallegos, Kyle Higashioka, and Brandon Drury were involved in up-and-down moves last week.
- Two potential trade targets came off the board: Manny Machado was traded to the Dodgers and Brad Hand went to the Indians. The Yankees have interest in Andrew Heaney and Tyler Skaggs.
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