BOSTON, MA - JULY 11:  Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees reacts as Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Boston Red Sox rounds the bases after hitting a two run homer during the fourth inning at Fenway Park on July 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Ramirez, Betts Help Red Sox Beat Yankees 5-3

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer, Mookie Betts had a pair of extra-base hits and David Ortiz also had two hits Saturday to help the Boston Red Sox beat the first-place New York Yankees 5-3.

07/11/2015

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, right, singles in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Gardner Is Simply A Guy You Can’t Help But Root Like Crazy For

When it comes to the placing of value on playing in an all-star game, Brett Gardner is the anti-Carmelo Anthony.

07/11/2015

BOSTON, MA - JULY 10: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees heads for home after a home run against Clay Buchholz #11 of the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 10, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

A-Rod Jacks 17th Homer, Yanks Smash Buchholz, Sox 5-1

Alex Rodriguez hit his 17th home run in the first inning, Michael Pineda had another impressive start and the New York Yankees took advantage of Clay Buchholz’s early exit.

07/10/2015

Clay Cuchholz (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images); Michael Pineda (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Red Sox Hanging Around, Have Yankees’ Attention Heading Into Weekend Series

It’s a common aphorism that objects in your rear-view mirror are closer than they appear.

07/10/2015

Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka pitches in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Yankee Stadium on July 9, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Tanaka Stellar Over 7-Plus As Yankees Take Series Against Athletics

Masahiro Tanaka allowed two hits over 7 2-3 innings, Brett Gardner hit a first-inning home run, and the Yankees rallied past the Oakland Athletics 6-2 Thursday.

07/09/2015

Brett Gardner

Yankees’ Brett Gardner Replaces Injured Alex Gordon On AL All-Star Team

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner is an All-Star for the first time, picked as a replacement for injured Kansas City star Alex Gordon.

07/09/2015

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 5, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Keidel: All-Star Snub Or Not, A Good Season From A-Rod Is No Longer Good Enough

What is lost on the A-Rod Apologist, shrieking in indignity over the All-Star snub, is that he’s blown past the point of total forgiveness.

07/09/2015

Joe Girardi and Alex Rodriguez

PHOTOS: Yankees Go ‘Bald’ To Support Brett Gardner’s Final Vote Case

The Yankees really, really want outfielder Brett Gardner to join reliever Dellin Betances and first baseman Mark Teixeira at the All-Star game.

07/09/2015

Cole Figueroa

Cole Figueroa Makes Yankees’ Debut Against Oakland

With Chase Headley still sidelined by a sore right calf, Cole Figueroa made his New York Yankees’ debut in a series finale against Oakland.

07/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by third base coach Joe Espada #54 after he hit a home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on July 8, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Pair Of Teixeira Blasts Boost Yanks, Sabathia Past A’s 5-4

CC Sabathia won for the first time in a month when the New York Yankees held off the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Wednesday night.

07/08/2015

Kris Bryant

Silverman: Astros, Cubs, A-Rod Lead MLB First-Half Surprises

Unlike the Astros, the Cubs are not in first place. But they have a legitimate chance at winning a wild-card spot.

07/08/2015

Jeurys Familia

Brett Gardner, Jeurys Familia Long Shots To Make All-Star Team

It’s not looking good for either local player hoping to play in this month’s All-Star game.

07/08/2015

Fans hold up a sign for retired Yankees captain Derek Jeter on Opening Day 2015 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Jeter retired in 2014 as the last remaining member of the "Core Four." (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Time To Face Reality On Homegrown Players And ‘True’ Yankees

I get the core thing. I really do. But are homegrown players really that much more revered than ones that came from outside the organization?

07/08/2015

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod ‘Disappointed’ By All-Star Omission, But Not Surprised

Alex Rodriguez says he is “obviously disappointed” to be left off the American League All-Star team, but considered himself “a long shot” to get selected.

07/08/2015

Andrew Miller

Yankees To Get Miller, Ellsbury Back From DL On Wednesday

The first-place Yankees are about to get a pair of important players back at once.

07/08/2015

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