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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

Yankees starter Michael Pineda (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images); Mets pitcher Rafael Montero is pulled from Tuesday's loss to the Washington Nationals.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Views From Below Much Different For Yankees, Mets

The Yanks still have hope, and thus they’re rushing a pitcher back from the DL. The Mets, as usual, think about next year with a prize prospect. It’s like night and day.

08/13/2014

Chris Davis of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Yankees Lose Ground In AL East, Fall Season-High 7 Games Back

Derek Jeter would hate to slip into retirement without one last foray into the postseason, yet with every defeat comes the realization that his final season could end before October.

08/12/2014

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner connects for a home run in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 3, 2014. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Red-Hot Gardner Carrying Yankees In Improbable Playoff Chase

Brett Gardner, raking at the dish, has unquestionably been the Bombers’ MVP, especially considering Masahiro Tanaka’s recent absence. But a huge test awaits.

08/04/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi celebrates with Derek Jeter after defeating the Red Sox 8-7 at Fenway Park on August 3, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Silverman: Where Would The Undermanned Yankees Be Without Girardi?

The job he’s doing in his seventh year is perhaps the best of his career. Joe Girardi has managed to keep this undermanned team on the edge of contention, with an assist from his GM.

08/04/2014

Stephen Drew (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images), Martin Prado  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Yankees GM Cashman: We’re Better With Drew And Prado, ‘But Talk Is Cheap’

“I think we’re going to compete. I think we’re improved,” Brian Cashman said after Thursday’s trade deadline. “We’re going to find out if it’s enough or not.”

08/01/2014

Jon Lester (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Red Sox Blow Up Rotation, Send Lester To A’s And Lackey To Cardinals

Deadline day started with a bang and then an aftershock. The Boston Red Sox are without question going to look totally different in 2015.

07/31/2014

Chase Whitley gives up a three-run home run by Adam Lind of the Toronto Blue Jays in the second inning at the Rogers Centre June 23, 2014. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Whitley Tagged In Toronto; Lineup Continues To Sputter

Matched up against the Blue Jays for the second time in a week, Chase Whitley had the worst start of his short career.

06/24/2014

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