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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

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Make No Mistake, The Yankees’ Once-Mighty Empire Is Crumbling

With 44 games remaining, the Yankees do not possess the fear-inducing aura of Bronx Bombers teams of recent vintage. And unless the front office changes its philosophy, it’s only going to get worse.

08/13/2014

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

Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees connects for a home run in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 3, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gardner, Drew Help Yankees Beat Red Sox 8-7

Brett Gardner had a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning for one of his three hits, helping the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 8-7 on Sunday night.

08/04/2014

Brett Gardner runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers in the third inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 28, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Brett Gardner Keeps Mashing, Adds Another Homer To Career High

Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks most players have power. They just have to “learn how to use it better.” Brett Gardner must have been taking notes.

07/30/2014

Chase Headley #12 of the New York Yankees and Zoilo Almonte #24 of the New York Yankees celebrate after scoring on a two RBI double hit by Brendan Ryan #17 of the New York Yankees against the Texas Rangers in the top of the sixth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 29, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Yankees Snap Skid, Beat Texas Rangers 12-11

Brett Gardner had four hits to go with a tremendous sliding catch and the New York Yankees held on for a 12-11 victory at Texas on Tuesday night in spite of J.P. Arencibia’s seven RBIs.

07/30/2014

The Yankees’ Brandon McCarthy pitches in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on July 24, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

McCarthy, Timely Bats Power Yankees To Series Win Over Rangers

Brandon McCarthy threw six more solid innings, fellow newcomer Chase Headley delivered another timely hit and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 Thursday for their sixth win in seven games.

07/24/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

The Yankees’ Brett Gardner follows through on a fourth-inning RBI base hit against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 2, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Conclude Brutal Homestand With 5th Straight Loss, Fall Below .500

Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3 Wednesday.

07/02/2014

Vidal Nuno #57 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on June 27, 2014.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Nuno, Yankees Shut Down Red Sox 6-0

The New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 6-0 on Friday night in the opener of a series between struggling powers.

06/27/2014

Former Yankee Bernie Williams plays guitar at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital on June 19, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Yankees HOPE Week: Team Honors Group That Brings Music To Hospitals

As part of the Yankees’ HOPE Week — which recognizes people and groups that make a difference in their communities — the team honored Musicians On Call, a volunteer group that brings music to hospital patients nationwide.

06/19/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 13: Juan Francisco #47 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits an RBI double in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Cleveland Indians on May 13, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

06/06/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tanaka Stops The Bleeding As Yanks Edge A’s, Snap 4-Game Skid

Masahiro Tanaka tamed the highest-scoring team in the majors and the New York Yankees stopped a four-game skid, beating Oakland 2-1 Thursday and ending the Athletics’ five-game winning streak.

06/06/2014

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 26: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees attempts to catch a fly ball hit by Matt Holliday #7 of the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning at Busch Stadium on May 26, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Yankees beat the Cardinals 6-4 in 12 innings. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Gardner, Yankees Top Cards 6-4 In 12 Innings

Brett Gardner’s leaping catch in the 11th inning gave the New York Yankees life.

05/27/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: Kelly Johnson #33 of the New York Yankees steals second base and advances to third after Clint Barmes #12 of the Pittsburgh Pirates lost the ball during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 18, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Yanks Fall To Pirates 5-3, Split Sunday Doubleheader

Josh Harrison homered in the seventh inning to make up for a baserunning blunder and made a diving catch in left field to help preserve the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first win in the Bronx in 54 years, 5-3 over the New York Yankees on Sunday for a doubleheader split.

05/18/2014

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