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— Bo Bichette homered twice, including a game-ending drive leading off the ninth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-4 on Wednesday.
— Hyun Jin Ryu cruised into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien and Rowdy Tellez homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 7-3 on Tuesday night.
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— Kyle Higashioka homered twice to support Gerrit Cole, and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 3-1 on Monday night in the Blue Jays temporary home at their spring training ballpark.
Aaron Hicks took himself out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays in the wake of the police shooting of Daunte Wright. "I think it's just been a hard day for him, understandably, and emotional," Aaron Boone said.
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— Rougned Odor snapped a 10th-inning tie with his first hit as a Yankee, Gio Urshela homered and drove in three runs, and New York rallied Sunday to avoid a weekend sweep with an 8-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Yankees optioned Domingo German after the right-hander allowed four runs and eight hits in four innings to the Rays on Saturday.
— Austin Meadows and Randy Arozarena homered off Domingo Germán, helping the Tampa Bay Rays extend their mastery over the New York Yankees with a 4-0 victory on Saturday.
Outfielder Aaron Judge and third baseman Gio Urshela are back in the lineup for the New York Yankees for Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
— Rich Hill pitched six strong innings, Austin Meadows led a hit parade against Corey Kluber and New York's bullpen, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Yankees 10-5 Friday to snap a four-game skid.
Players, coaches and members of the New York Yankees traveling party were vaccinated on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.
— Giancarlo Stanton turned on a 92 mph pitch from Shawn Armstrong and sent the ball soaring over the visitors’ bullpen and into Yankee Stadium's left-bleachers.
— Anthony Santander delivered a dart from right field, a game-saver to home plate for the Orioles.
— Much was amiss in Gerrit Cole's first year with the New York Yankees.
— Cory Kluber kept hitters mostly to humdrum contact off the bat — fitting for the monotone man they call Klubot.
— Vladimir Guerrero Jr. dropped 42 pounds after an underwhelming 2020.
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New York slugger Aaron Judge missed Wednesday's loss to the Orioles with soreness in his left side, and Yankees manager Aaron Boone is not sure if the star can play on Friday in Tampa Bay, either.
The Yankees have acquired veteran infielder Rougned Odor in a trade with the Rangers.