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Derek Jeter steps on to the field for batting practice before his final home opener on April 7, 2014 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Reunites With ‘Core Four’ For Final Yankees Home Opener

Yankees fans will have at least 80 more chances — hopefully — to say goodbye to Derek Jeter. But the first had a special feel to it, thanks to some old friends.

04/07/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB action against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 4, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Keidel: Yanks Need Tanaka To Inspire Entire Rotation, If Not Lead It

Masahiro Tanaka, who landed in the Bronx like other high-end Japanese players — wrapped in a foreign flag, mystery and millions — pitched with the chutzpah of a native New Yorker. He was tough, talented and unrelenting.

04/07/2014

Josh Thole of the Toronto Blue Jays prepares to tag out Francisco Cervelli the New York Yankees in the third inning on April 5, 2014. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Palladino: Home-Plate Collision And Replay Confusion Hurts Baseball

Blocking the plate used to be an “at your own risk” proposition for a catcher. MLB is trying to change that. Unfortunately, as we saw in Saturday’s 4-0 Yankees loss to the Blue Jays, it’s not going to be so easy.

04/07/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Jeter And The Yanks Make For A Special Monday

Boomer and Craig’s perception with regards to the significance of today’s game differed a bit, which is a good thing in the radio business.

WFAN–04/07/2014

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Sabathia Picks Up First ‘W’, Yanks Outscore Blue Jays 6-4

CC Sabathia pitched six innings for his first victory of the season, Brett Gardner hit a two-run home run and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Sunday afternoon.

04/06/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 5: R.A. Dickey #43 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the second inning during MLB game action against the New York Yankees on April 5, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** R.A. Dickey

Dickey Gets Win As Blue Jays Blank Yankees 4-0

R.A. Dickey and three relievers combined for a shutout, Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.

04/05/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Yanks Place Teixeira On 15-Day DL With Strained Hamstring

The New York Yankees have placed first baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and recalled catcher Austin Romine from Triple-A Scranton.

04/05/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 4, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tanaka Wins Debut As Yankees Beat Blue Jays 7-3

Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings to win his major league debut, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on Friday night.

04/04/2014

The Yankees’ Ichiro Suzuki throws the ball to second base during the first inning at Minute Maid Park on April 3, 2014, in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Kallas: Yankees Should Trade Ichiro? Are You Out Of Your Mind?

The Yankees may want to hold on to the guy because he could very well end up being a key component this season. All this talk, at least by the television announcers, of possibly trading Ichiro, should stop immediately.

04/04/2014

Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte in 2008. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Together Again: ‘Core Four’ To Be Reunited At Yankees’ Home Opener

Before the Yankees’ home opener on Monday against the Orioles at 1:05 p.m., the “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada will be reunited on the field.

04/04/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka To Make Much-Anticipated Yankees Debut Friday

Fans in both Japan and North America will be eager to follow the fortunes of Tanaka, who cost the Yankees $175 million when they signed him in January.

04/04/2014

Derek Jeter went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the Yankees' 4-2 win over the Astros. (credit: Getty Images)

Solarte’s 3 Hits Help Yankees Avoid Sweep In Houston

Rookie Yangervis Solarte had three hits and an RBI in his first major league start and Derek Jeter drove in a run to give the New York Yankees their first win this season.

04/04/2014

Yankees hat (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Is NY A National League Or American League City? (Part 1)

Gabe Costa takes an approach which is both subjective and qualitative. He takes a look at both temporal (historical) and spatial (geographical) aspects of this issue in Part 1.

04/03/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Leiter: Tanaka Needs To Be As Advertised For Yankees To Play Well Into October

For the Yankees to be what their fans expect them to be this season, their pitching will have to be exceptional. One hurler in particular will have a high-powered microscope viewing his every move.

04/03/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Beltran: Yankees ‘Don’t Need To Worry’ About 0-2 Start

The Yankees have gone 2 for 18 with runners in scoring position in two losses to the Astros. But Carlos Beltran says it’s way too early to be concerned.

04/03/2014

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