Yankees eliminated from playoff chance - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

Yankees eliminated from playoff chance

Posted: Updated:
New York Yankees New York Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) -

The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night while they were losing to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Hobbled by age and injury, the Yankees (82-76) were trailing 7-3 in the eighth inning when they were knocked out as the Cleveland Indians completed a 7-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. There was no reaction from the Yankee Stadium crowd when the Indians result was posted on the scoreboard.

Despite baseball's highest opening-day payroll at $230 million, the Yankees failed to claim one of the 10 playoff berths.

Since starting the latest run of success in 1995, New York had missed the playoffs only in 2008 -- when the team bid goodbye to old Yankee Stadium. This time, the Yankees are saying goodbye to Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, who are retiring when the season ends Sunday.

  • Sports NewsSports NewsMore>>

  • Runners gear up for Boston Marathon

    Runners gear up for Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:18:52 GMT
    36,000 runners will participate in this year's Boston Marathon, the second highest number in the race's history.  Among them, 9,000 runners who were not able to finish the race due to the bombings that killed 3 and injured hundreds.
    36,000 runners will participate in this year's Boston Marathon, the second highest number in the race's history.  Among them, 9,000 runners who were not able to finish the race due to the bombings that killed 3 and injured hundreds.
  • Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

    Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:35:09 GMT
    Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.
    Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.
  • 2 runners die near finish line of half-marathon

    2 runners die near finish line of half-marathon

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:19:32 GMT
    Authorities say two runners died near the finish line of a half marathon in Raleigh.Race organizers said the mens' deaths in the 13.1-mile race Sunday morning appear to be from natural causes. More than 12,000 runners took part in either the half marathon or the full marathon.
    Authorities say two runners died near the finish line of a half marathon in Raleigh.Race organizers said the mens' deaths in the 13.1-mile race Sunday morning appear to be from natural causes. More than 12,000 runners took part in either the half marathon or the full marathon.
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices