New York Yankees defeat Oakland Athletics, 6-3

To teammates, Vin Mazzaro is the consummate "Jersey Guy," a combination of poise and swagger on the mound who doesn't mind a little ribbing off it.

To the Oakland Athletics front office he is something very different: The future.

"A front of the rotation starter," is how manager Bob Geren described him. "Definitely the front of the rotation....That's what everyone sees."

The A's rookie out of Rutherford (N.J.) High had that look for the first three innings Thursday n...

Not even heavy rain can stop the Yankees these days.

After waiting out a delay of nearly three hours, the Bombers continued to shine, beating the A’s 6-3 to extend their winning streak to seven games since the All-Star break.

The Yankees continued their perfect homestand, moving 21 games over .500 to stretch their first-place lead over the idle Red Sox to 2-1/2 games.

“This is our team,” CC Sabathia said after winning his team-leading 10th game of the season. “We ...