AL East

Brian McCann (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Brian McCann Returns To Atlanta With Slumping Yankees

The Georgia native spent his first nine years with the Braves, and his first matchup with his former team comes Friday night in the opener of a three-game series.

08/28/2015

Michael Pineda reacts as he is pulled from the game in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros on August 26, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pineda Unravels In Return, Yankees Fall 2 Games Behind Toronto

A little bunt caused a big problem for Michael Pineda and the sputtering Yankees.

08/27/2015

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is picked off second base against the Yankees on August 16, 2015 at Rogers Centre. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Buckle Up For A Wild Yankees-Blue Jays Pennant Race

Don’t worry if things shift one way or the other in a two- or three-day span. Because all it takes is a few hours — or a New York minute — to turn the whole thing upside down again.

08/17/2015

Hal Steinbrenner (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Steinbrenner On AL East: ‘It’s Still Ours To Lose’

No panic for Hal Steinbrenner. No overt level of concern, either.

08/13/2015

John Ryan Murphy and Chase Headley celebrate after scoring on Jacoby Ellsbury's double in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on July 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Red-Hot Yankees Playing Like They Belong In October

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.

07/24/2015

Mark Teixeira hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on July 22, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

MARKNADO! Teixeira Feasting As Yankees Cruise In AL East

Many thought Mark Teixeira wouldn’t be the same after season-ending wrist surgery two years ago. They were wrong.

07/23/2015

Alex Rodriguez celebrates a three-run home run with Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Take Notice — Yankees Silencing Doubters With Dog Days Ahead

The Yankees will start the second half of the season in first place. Anybody think back in February we would be saying that in July?

07/16/2015

Yankees manager Joe Girardi looks on as Chase Headley argues with home plate umpire Marty Foster after Foster ejected Headley during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2014. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Eliminated From AL East, Fall 6 Games Back In Wild-Card Race

Derek Jeter’s final season now has no chance of ending with an AL East title. “It’s frustrating,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Monday night’s loss.

09/16/2014

Chris Young #24 of the New York Yankees celebrates after stealing home against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 13, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Young Steals Home, Yankees End O’s 6-Game Win Streak

Chris Young stole home in his latest surprising September performance, and the New York Yankees beat AL East-leading Baltimore 3-2 Saturday, ending the Orioles’ longest winning streak of the season at six.

09/13/2014

Stephen Drew is tagged out at home plate by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 9, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Out At Plate And Nearly Out Of Playoff Race

Even the Bombers acknowledge they are running out of time. With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card.

09/10/2014

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Turn To Kuroda With Playoff Hopes On Life Support

The Yankees honored their glorious recent past by celebrating the retiring Derek Jeter in an elaborate ceremony prior to their latest game. The present doesn’t look anywhere near as good.

09/09/2014

Carlos Beltran (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Where Are The Bombers? Yanks’ Offensive Struggles To Linger Beyond ’14

Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann are in decline. It’s as simple as that.

09/04/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Open Crucial 9-Game Homestand Against Red Sox

The Yankees are entering the final month of the season with three teams to pass in the AL wild-card race. Their longest remaining homestand begins Tuesday night against Boston.

09/02/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Hoping To Boost Playoff Chances During 6-Game Homestand

The Yankees finished a poor trip in strong fashion as they return home to face two fourth-place teams. The Houston Astros, however, may not be pushovers.

08/19/2014

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejects Yankees manager Joe Girardi during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles on August 13, 2014. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Giving Up Already? Yanks’ Kelley Says Wild Card ‘More Achievable At This Point’

Maybe Yankees manager Joe Girardi got lucky with his 26th career ejection: He didn’t have to watch from the dugout as New York blew a late lead in a painful defeat.

08/14/2014

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