New York Yankees defeat Oakland Athletics, 5-3

Forget about the record-setting home run binge or the wind tunnels that dominated the headlines following the first weekend at the new Yankee Stadium.

For Andy Pettitte, it felt like old times.

Pettitte tossed seven solid innings Tuesday night in his first start at the Bombers' new home, leading the Yankees to a 5-3 win over the A's. Pettitte gave up two runs on nine hits, none of them leaving the ballpark.

"I saw them firsthand, so you realize that the ball was flyi...

Coming into the season, it seemed like the biggest hurdle facing center fielder Brett Gardner, besides having to prove he could hit big-league pitching, was how the Bleacher Creatures would deal with his one-syllable first name during roll call. After all, Brett doesn't exactly roll off the tongue like, say, Bernie, Johnny or Melky.

Tuesday night, Gardner wasted no time making a name for himself. He showed off his glove work in the 5-3 win by robbing former teammate Jas...