Not a Happ-Y Day For Yankees As Orioles Win Opening Series

(Baltimore’s Renato Nunez about to touch the plate on his first inning home run – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Baltimore Orioles jumped out to an early lead against Yankees starter J.A. Happ and, despite a furious Yankee comeback, held on for a 7-5 win on Sunday night to take two of three in the opening weekend series.

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MLS Road Report: Red Bulls Crushed In Chicago; NYCFC Trounced in Toronto

(Danny Royer of the Red Bulls battles Chicago’s Bastian Schweinsteiger –  @NewYorkRedBulls)

It was a tough weekend for the New York-area MLS teams on the road, as the Red Bulls lost a tough one to the Chicago Fire, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon, while NYCFC lost 4-0 to Toronto FC on Friday night.

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Stanton All Set For Second Season With Bombers

(Giancarlo Stanton during his press conference on Wednesday – All photos by Jason Schott)

Giancarlo Stanton experienced everything possible in his first year with the Yankees: excitement when he was acquired, boos from the home crowds on Opening Day and well into the season, followed by an up-and-down performance as he got adjusted to the American League, and concluding with a tough playoff series against the Boston Red Sox.

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Boone On Yankees Ahead Of Opener: “This is a hungry team”

(Gary Sanchez in the batting cage with Yankee Stadium decked out for Opening Day – all photos by Jason Schott)

“Happy New Year’s Eve” is how Yankees Manager Aaron Boone greeted the media on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium as the team worked out ahead of Opening Day.

The Yankees will open the season against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

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