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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

CC Sabathia (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees Need CC Sabathia To Mend Quickly

CC Sabathia is going south, to Tampa, that is. That’s good news for the Yanks because the trip represents a major step forward in getting off the DL.

06/23/2014

Mark Buehrle of the Toronto Blue Jays looks into the outfield after surrendering a two-run home run against Brian McCann at Yankee Stadium on June 18, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Blue Jays, Buehrle Burned By Short Porch At Yankee Stadium

To lose 15 games in a row in one ballpark takes a lot of lousy luck. For the second night in a row, a short home run to right field at Yankee Stadium proved to be Toronto’s undoing.

06/19/2014

David Robertson, right, and Brian McCann celebrate the Yankees’ 3-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on June 17, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Despite Mediocre Play, Yankees In Position To Seize AL East

The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.

06/18/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

GM Brian Cashman: Yankees Want To Keep Manager Joe Girardi

“He knows we’d like to have him stay and continue as manager of the New York Yankees as we move forward,” general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.

10/01/2013

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Nova K’s Seven, Pitches Complete Game Shutout Against Giants

Nova pitched a six-hitter for his second career shutout, Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run homer and the Yankees kept pace in the wild-card chase.

09/21/2013

R.A. Dickey (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

R.A. Dickey Rooting For Rival Tampa Bay In Wild-Card Race

Wait, a professional ballplayer cheering on his AL East rivals? That seems odd, but Dickey isn’t about to make any apologies.

09/18/2013

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