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Ichiro Suzuki, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run in the fifth inning against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 30, 2013. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Bats Pick Up Shaky Sabathia In Needed Win Over Orioles

Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run homer and Robinson Cano singled in two runs during a five-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees picked up an ineffective CC Sabathia to beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Friday night.

08/30/2013

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images), Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Keidel: Bad Baseball In Big Apple — Yankees, Meet The Mets

The Mets fan already knows where his team will be on Halloween. And soon they will be joined by some overpriced, pinstriped clowns across the river.

08/30/2013

Hiroki Kuroda of the New York Yankees is consoled by Derek Jeter after giving up a multi-run inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 28, 2013. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Bad Time To Go 2-4 And More Yankees Notes

And now begins the really tough stretch. Starting Friday the Yankees play 14 of their next 17 games against the Orioles and Red Sox.

08/29/2013

Alfonso Soriano (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano Joins 400-Homer Club; Will He Reach 500?

New York Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano needed just two pitches Tuesday night to hit his 399th and 400th home runs.

08/28/2013

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees reacts after being hit by a pitch. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Robinson Cano Sustains Bruised Left Hand, Is Day To Day

Robinson Cano sustained a bruised left hand when he was struck by a pitch Tuesday night in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays. Precautionary X-rays were negative, and the Yankees said he is day to day.

08/28/2013

Alfonso Soriano, right, celebrates his three-run home run in the first inning with teammate Derek Jeter during the Yankees’ win in Toronto on Aug. 27, 2013. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Soriano Hits 2 More Homers, Including No. 400, As Yankees Rip Blue Jays

Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven shutout innings, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 on Tuesday night after losing Robinson Cano in the first inning.

08/28/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Do The Captain And His Crew Still Have Some Tricks Up Their Sleeves?

Derek Jeter comes back on Monday night. Yes, again. Jeter represents the last bit of hope for the Yankees, hope that he might be the final piece of the puzzle for a team that’s clawed back into the playoff race.

08/26/2013

Zack Wheeler #45 (L) and Matt Harvey #33 (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Palladino: If Front Office Doesn’t Mess It Up, Mets Will Win WS Before Yanks

It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.

08/23/2013

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after his 4,000th career hit.  (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Ichiro Joins Rare Company, Reaches Incredible Feat With 4,000th Hit

Suzuki’s teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed, doffing his helmet.

08/22/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Silverman: Disjointed Season Coming Into Focus For The Yankees

Don’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.

08/21/2013

Alfonso Soriano (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Soriano Putting Up Eye-Popping Numbers During Recent Tear

The huge hits are even more than the Yankees hoped for when they got the good-natured Soriano in a trade with the Chicago Cubs in late July.

08/17/2013

Yankees starter Andy Pettitte throws against the Red Sox in the 2nd inning at Fenway Park on Aug. 16, 2013 in Boston. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Soriano Continues Legendary Run, Reynolds Homers In Debut As Yankees Pummel Red Sox

Alfonso Soriano drove in four more runs and Andy Pettitte avoided his first-inning troubles to lead New York to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

08/16/2013

Phil Hughes (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yanks’ 9th-Inning Rally Falls Short As Winning Streak Comes To An End

Chris Nelson hit his first two home runs of the season, including a grand slam against his former team, to send C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels past the New York Yankees, 8-4, on Thursday.

08/16/2013

Alfonso Soriano (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Soriano Has Exceeded All Expectations In Yankees Return

Soriano’s mighty stick and megawatt smile have lifted the gloomy mood in the Bronx.

08/15/2013

Alfonso Soriano, front, celebrates with Alex Rodriguez after hitting a first-inning grand slam in the Yankees' 11-3 rout of the visiting Angels on Aug. 14, 2013. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Soriano Adds 7 More RBIs As Yankees Lay Another Beating On Angels

Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs, giving him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games while powering the Yankees to an 11-3 win over the Angels on Wednesday.

08/15/2013

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