Sabathia helps stop Yankees’ losing streak (The SportsXchange)

NEW YORK — Velocity readings on the scoreboard were not the number that CC Sabathia focused on Friday night. The number that concerned Sabathia was five, the number of consecutive losses in the New York Yankees’ worst losing streak of the season.

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Turner sharp, Marlins beat Mets 5-1 to stop slide (The Associated Press)

MIAMI (AP) — Jacob Turner’s season debut was a rousing success.

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Yanks beat Boston 4-1 as Teixeira, Youkilis return (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia’s fastball was hitting 94 mph. Mark Teixeira walked and scored the first run. Kevin Youkilis singled in another.

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Cueto, Reds shut down Pirates 6-0 (The Associated Press)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Neil Walker eyed Johnny Cueto’s fastball and turned on it. Before the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman could get the bat out of his hands, the ball was nestled into the glove of Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto.

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Mets aren’t promoting Zack Wheeler because he might be too good (NBC Sports)

The Mets aren’t promoting prospect Zack Wheeler for a spot start because the organization would feel pressure to extend his stint in the big leagues, says ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin: Essentially, team brass internally resolved, New York couldn’t handle a spot start from Wheeler and return to Triple-A. If the outing was too successful…

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Teixeira, Youkilis activated by Yankees (The Associated Press)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees started to look a little more like the Yankees on Friday when Mark Teixeira made his season debut and Kevin Youkilis returned to the lineup for the first time in over a month.

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Yankees activate Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis, demote pitchers Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno (Big League Stew)

Ahead of their weekend series with the rival Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees have activated some reinforcements from the disabled list. According to multiple reports, that includes all-star first baseman Mark Teixeira, who suffered a wrist injury this spring while preparing for World Baseball Classic competition, and corner infielder Kevin Youkilis, who frequently filled in for Teixeira at first before hitting the DL himself with an aggravating back ailment.
Both are back in a starting lineup — Youkilis hitting second and playing third, Teixeria hitting clean up and playing his customary first base — that finally needed a boost after dropping all four games in this week’s Subway Series against the New York Mets.
Amazingly, the Yankees were doing much better than simply keeping their head above water while Teixeira, Youkilis, Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez and captain Derek Jeter missed game after game with varying injuries. In fact, they were sitting atop the division along with Boston at 12 games over .500 just prior to this week’s slump. Though they’re now two games back, they may be poised to build on that unexpected early success as forty-percent of their missing offense returns, at least from a physical standpoint. It’s hard to say what they’ll get in the productivity department short-term or long-term.

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Red Sox-Yankees Preview (The Associated Press)

The New York Yankees hope the return of two key players from injuries will help them end their season-high five-game slide.

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Five Players Who Need to Step Up for the New York Yankees This Weekend Against the Boston Red Sox (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

COMMENTARY | Heading into their biggest series of the year thus far, the New York Yankees’ magical ride of a season has come to a screeching halt.

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Teixeira, Youkilis returning to slumping Yankees (Reuters)

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A five-game losing streak has dropped the New York Yankees from first place but help is on the way with Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis expected to come off the disabled list on Friday. First baseman Teixeira (wrist) and third baseman Youkilis (back) hope to liven up the Yankees attack in this weekend’s American League East showdown against the visiting Boston Red Sox, who have leapfrogged New York into the division lead. …

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