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Yankees Pull Seventh-Inning Stretch Song While Investigating Claim Of Racism Against Dead Singer

Both the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers have reacted to an allegation of racism against Kate Smith, the late singer who performed a 1939 rendition of “God Bless America” played at both teams’ home games. Smith sang songs titled “Pickaninny Heaven” and “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” although the latter has been classified as satire and was also recorded ...

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Home Cooking the Right Recipe as Houston Astros Advance to World Series

It turns out that all that the Houston Astros really needed as a bit of home cooking to overcome the New York Yankees and clinch a berth in the World Series. Things were looking bleak for the Astros after receiving a confidence-crushing beating in three straight games in the Bronx and watching a 2-0 lead flip into a 3-2 disadvantage, ...

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Astros Rediscover Offense, Take ALCS to Winner-Take-All Seventh Game

The Houston Astros were in a must-win situation on Friday night with the New York Yankees hitting on all cylinders with a 3-2 American League Championship Series lead. Thanks to ace Justin Verlander, the reemergence of a potent offense and a bit of good old-fashioned home cooking, they have earned another must-win game but this time, for all the marbles. ...

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New York Yankees Clobber Astros, Now One Game from World Series

The battered Houston Astros have finally escaped their Halloween house of horrors at Yankee Stadium and head home after dropping three straight to the Bronx Bombers. Wednesday’s 5-0 New York Yankees victory put Houston on the brink of elimination and erased what was once a two-game American League Championship Series lead and flipped the momentum in their favor, perhaps for ...

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What’s up with the Yankees’ ‘Thumbs Down’ celebration?

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If you’ve just started watching the New York Yankees in the postseason, you may have seen the players showing thumbs down after good plays, hits, and home runs. So why are the Yankees doing that? Where other teams use the spotlight, long-distance high-five or other obviously positive gestures to show appreciation for teammates’ awesome feats, the Yankees were given a ...

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Aaron Judge Leads Yankees, Cuts Astros ALCS Lead to 2-1

The best cure for the offensively struggling New York Yankees was a return to the Bronx where the bombers were unleashed on Monday night. Following a pair of 2-1 losses to the Houston Astros, the Yankees faced a must-win game three if they hoped to climb back into the American League Championship Series and cut the Astros lead in half. Thanks ...

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Verlander Stifles Yankees as Astros Take Two-Game ALCS Lead

The Houston Astros took the first two games of the American League Championship Series from the New York Yankees by identical 2-1 scores. The potent Yankees lineup has been stifled by great Houston pitching and on Saturday, Justin Verlander pitched a complete game, striking out thirteen. He has to be a happy man having escaped Detroit in a late-season trade ...

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New York Yankees to Face Houston Astros in What Could be EXPLOSIVE Series

The Houston Astros offense was too much for the Boston Red Sox who had no answer for their hitters and blamed their latest playoff collapse on manager John Farrell who was fired after the 3-1 ALDS loss. The Astros should be well rested and ready for the resilient New York Yankees who were able to come back from a 2-game ...

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MLB Postseason Wednesday: Current Standings, Who’s Playing and Where to Watch

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Update: The Washington @ Chicago game from Tuesday was postponed due to weather and will be played at 4 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Two matchups are featured in Wednesday’s MLB playoff schedule as the Chicago Cubs face the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field for game 4 of their division series and the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians fight for ...

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MLB Post Season Monday: Who’s Playing and Where to Watch

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Monday’s MLB playoff schedule features three games that could send a team packing and one that is still neck-and-neck in a full afternoon/evening of baseball. The Houston Astros and New York Yankees both failed to seal the fate of their opponents on Sunday, but they get another chance to do so as they face the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland ...

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MLB Post Season Sunday: Who’s Playing and Where to Watch

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Major League Baseball postseason games have highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of baseball’s top teams and Sunday’s schedule sets up two of them to go home. The Cleveland Indians have bested the New York Yankees in the best of five MLB ALDS series two games to zero thanks in part to an errant base-on-balls call that led to a 4-run ...

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Yankees and Red Sox Both Head Home in Deep Holes Following Road Losses

The Boston Red Sox were unable to find an answer for the formidable postseason surge of the Houston Astros and after Thursday’s 8-2 beating were clubbed like baby seals again in Friday’s early ALDS game. The Astros are firing on all cylinders now and once again chased Boston’s starting pitcher early. Lefty Drew Pomeranz was given the hook after allowing ...

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Yankees Take American League Wild-Card Game, Will Face Cleveland Indians Next

The New York Yankees continued their remarkable season by taking the A.L. wild-card game on Tuesday night 8-4 over the Minnesota Twins. The Bronx Bombers were able to overcome an early three-run hole in the first inning when starting pitcher Luis Severino stunk out the joint and was given the hook by manager Joe Girardi after allowing four hits. Yankees ...

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Titanic Aaron Judge Home Run Dents Yankee Stadium Door Casement

Rookie wunderkind Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees continues to delight and astonish fans with his home run prowess. The hulking six-foot-seven, 282-pound outfielder has just been killing the ball this year and leads the major leagues with 28 home runs, many of them among the hardest hit of recent times. Judge absolutely clobbered one on Tuesday afternoon, hitting it ...

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