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Hartnett: A-Rod’s Power Outage Killing Yankees’ Chances

There’s nowhere for A-Rod to hide — Joe Girardi isn’t ready to drop him in the batting order. As the Yankees’ No. 3 hitter, he’s going to have to start carrying his share of the load.

10/09/2012

Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves walks into the clubhouse after the Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, during the National League Wild Card playoff game. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kallet: MLB’s New Wild Card Format Is Completely Unjust, And I Have A Solution

If Commissioner Selig is so insistent on having an extra Wild Card team in each league, then I have a solution. Is it a perfect solution? By no stretch of the imagination. It has its holes, and many would cry foul if it was ever implemented, but I can guarantee than it’s far more fair than what’s currently in place.

10/09/2012

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Yankees’ Girardi Not Ready To Move Struggling A-Rod Down In Lineup

With the hot-hitting Robinson Cano on deck, Alex Rodriguez whiffed — again — to end the game Monday night. So is it time to drop him in the batting order? Not according to the Yankees’ manager.

10/09/2012

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Regular Season Issues Come Back To Bite Yankees In Game 2

Sometimes, postseason experience isn’t all that important. How else to explain the Baltimore Orioles beating the playoff-tested New York Yankees, and rookie Wei-Yin Chen outpitching 40-year-old Andy Pettitte?

10/08/2012

Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Swisher, Teixeira Breaking Out Of Playoff Funk

Playoff under-performers Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira have gotten off to a hot start in the ALDS.

10/08/2012

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With Chance At 2-0 ALDS Lead, Yankees Turn To Playoff Maestro Andy Pettitte

It’s a new season, one Pettitte knows better than most. On Monday night, he’ll have his eye on No. 20 — as in career postseason victories.

10/08/2012

Russell Martin of the New York Yankees is congratulated by third base coach Rob Thomson as he scores on his solo home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yankees’ Martin Carrying Hot Streak Into Playoffs

They say everything changes in October. New heroes are born and others fall from greatness. That was certainly the case Sunday night.

10/08/2012

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Yankees’ Girardi: CC Sabathia ‘Went Out And Won The Game For Us’

“I said it was his game,” manager Joe Girardi said. “It was his game to either win or lose, and that’s exactly what he did. He went out and won the game for us.”

10/08/2012

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07:  Omar Infante #4 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates as he scores the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly hit by Don Kelly #32 in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers Rally To Beat A’s 5-4 For 2-0 Lead In ALDS

Detroit will go for a sweep of the division series matchup in Game 3 on Tuesday at Oakland.

10/07/2012

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Girardi Sets The Yankees Roster For ALDS

Joe Girardi has placed 11 pitchers on the team’s 25-man roster for the AL divisional series against the Baltimore Orioles.

10/07/2012

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Teixeira: Opponent Doesn’t Matter — Yankees Will Win ‘If We Play Our Game’

It matters little who the Bombers play in the ALDS, because Mark Teixeira has the winning Rx: Yankee baseball.

10/05/2012

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

New MLB Playoff Format Could Hurt Top Teams On The Field, In The Pocket

Regardless of where you stand on the new MLB playoff schedule, one thing is for sure: The new format could hurt the teams with the best records, both on the field and in the pocket

10/04/2012

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Yankees, Beasts Of AL East, Now Sit And Wait For ALDS Opponent

With the new playoff format, the Yankees’ next move is to, well, be patient. “To have the best record and not know where you’re going is strange,” manager Joe Girardi said.

10/04/2012

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Palladino: Yankees Are What They Should Be — AL East Champs

The Yanks are a confident team now, a powerful team. They found their swagger. Now the Bombers go straight to the three-of-five ALDS, where they sit, appropriately, at No. 1.

10/04/2012

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Hal Steinbrenner On Yankees’ Playoff Fate: ‘Jobs Are Not Riding On This’

“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of,” Steinbrenner told reporters outside the Yankees’ clubhouse on Monday. “Jobs are not riding on this. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”

10/02/2012

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