Anthony Rizzo snaps home run drought in hopeful sign for Yankees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It had been a long, 27-game stretch since Anthony Rizzo last took a swing like this. Maybe his eighth-inning home run — which he hit over John Schreiber’s sweeper to give the Yankees their first run of the game — was a blip in a losing season. Or maybe, after going […]

Anthony Rizzo goes 0-for-5 in return to Yankees’ lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Anthony Rizzo watched two games, chatted with teammates in the dugout and tried to help out however he could, but he never took an at-bat or hit a grounder at first base. Rizzo said he worked on “everything” before and after his two games on the bench and analyzed his swing […]

Anthony Rizzo snaps extra-base hit slump in Yankees’ win

Anthony Rizzo hit his second extra-base hit since May 12. Yankees beat Twins 9-5 Wednesday night at the stadium. He entered Wednesday’s game struggling, going 3-for-21 with a .650 OPS, good for 19th among first basemen. Rizzo, who was 1-for-4 in the win, insisted Wednesday he was feeling “good.” Anthony Rizzo celebrates after hitting a […]

Yankees blow lead after Anthony Rizzo misplay in loss to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Yankees’ starting pitchers set new records Tuesday night, but the bullpen and defense couldn’t keep up their promise and translate it into a win. After a defensive error by Anthony Rizzo extended the eighth inning (later ruled a hit), Clay Holmes came to the mound with a runner on second to […]

Clarke Schmidt, Anthony Rizzo carry Yankees past Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — With how well the Yankees offense has been lately, starting pitchers usually enjoy some breathing room on the road. Clark Schmidt had nothing on Friday, but he grew from it. With a one-run lead remaining, Schmidt got off to the best start of his career, pitching 6/3 shutout innings as the […]

Anthony Rizzo delivers again as Yankees beat Tigers again

In one inning and just one swing on Saturday, the Yankees scored more runs than they had in nearly all of their games in a week. A day after his heroics with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning, Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer to cap off a four-run game and […]

Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo hits 300th career homer amid red-hot stretch

MILWAUKEE — Until last week, Anthony Rizzo had one home run in the first 23 games of the season and 296 in his career. After six games and one onslaught, the Yankees’ veteran first baseman had a breakthrough. Rizzo hit his 300th career home run late in Sunday’s 15-5 win over the Brewers at American […]

Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo struggles with rare two-error game in loss

CLEVELAND — Anthony Rizzo committed four errors in 92 games last season and is typically a static first baseman. But the Yankees veteran, a four-time Gold Glove Award winner, had an unusual day Sunday, making two defensive errors in an 8-7 loss to the Guardians at Progressive Field. This brings his total to four errors […]

Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo healthy now but still looking to get untracked

Midway through spring training, Anthony Rizzo said he feels healthy and the post-concussion symptoms that plagued him last year and ultimately shut him down are gone. His back was feeling good and he had a productive season in the Grapefruit League. So he wasn’t particularly worried about getting back to normal during the regular season. […]