Cleveland Indians defeat New York Yankees, 10-2
When Jorge Posada returned to the Yankee dugout after hitting the first home run at the new Stadium, he had no idea what he had just done because, he said, he was so focused on just playing.
He was tickled after he realized it, and teammates urged him to go back up the dugout steps for a curtain call.
Ultimately, however, Posada found little to enjoy about Thursday, despite joining Babe Ruth in Yankee lore. Ruth's team won its 1923 opener against the Red Sox mainly beca...
CC Sabathia could only sit and watch.
The Yankees' big-ticket lefthander had been pulled just an inning before, having gutted his way through 5-2/3 innings to allow just one run despite throwing 122 pitches. It wasn't exactly vintage Sabathia, as he allowed five walks for the second time this season after doing it only twice all last year. But the ace kept the Yankees close, giving them numerous chances to take an early lead.
But as the Yankees' bullpen, led by Jose ...
September's Yankee Stadium finale played out like a sappy Hollywood story, the Bombers walking off their home field for the final time as winners in front of an emotional crowd.
Thursday's opener at the Yankees' new $1.5 billion ballpark also resembled something out of the movies - a horror flick.
The Yankees' bullpen was battered for nine runs in the seventh inning, erasing a gritty outing by CC Sabathia and crushing what had been a festive atmosphere at the new Yan...