Yanks’ rookie hurler Chase Whitley, who hadn’t lasted past five innings before, pitched New York to a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on June 6.
Masahiro Tanaka tamed the highest-scoring team in the majors and the New York Yankees ended the Athletics’ five-game winning streak, 2-1 on June 5.
After falling behind 4-0 at Yankee Stadium, the Oakland A’s went on a home-run barrage to power back and beat New York, 7-4 on June 4.
The Minnesota Twins scored six runs in the ninth as Yankees reliever David Robertson was booed off the mound and New York lost, 7-2.
Masahiro Tanaka (8-1) permitted only one unearned run in eight innings of masterly pitching to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Hiroki Kuroda snapped an 11-start road winless streak and Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits to lift the New York Yankees to a 7-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Jacoby Ellsbury’s two-run homer in the 10th inning gave the New York Yankees a 4-3 come-from-behind late-game win over the Chicago White Sox.
Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off David Robertson to lift the White Sox to a 6-5 win over the frustrated New York Yankees.
John Ryan Murphy capped a two-run 13th inning with an RBI single, and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on May 21.
A rainout that gave fans a chance to see the first single-admission doubleheader in New York since 2004 resulted in a split between the Yanks and Pirates.