James Shields

Curtis Granderson (credit: Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Granderson Key To Yankees’ Playoff Hopes

Curtis Granderson’s caught fire in his last six games and is powering the Yankees down the stretch.


Ivan Nova of the New York Yankees is pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Nova Strong In Return, Yankees Top Rays

Ivan Nova was strong in his return from the DL as the Yankees defeated the Rays 5-3 on Saturday.


Joe Maddon (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Silverman: Razor-Sharp Maddon Forces Yankees To Take Rays Seriously

Just because the Rays caught the Red Sox last season doesn’t mean that they will catch the Yankees this year, but Maddon has a way of getting his players to believe in themselves.


Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Minnesota Twins

Best Pitchers In The American League

Over a month into the regular season, we break down the best pitchers in the American League


Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) | Marion Gaborik (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Keefe To The City: Yankees, Rangers Trying To Find Their Way

Neil Keefe has the second installment of “Thursday Thoughts” with the Yankees playing .500 baseball and the Rangers needing to win the biggest game of the season on Saturday night.


CC Sabathia (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

CC Set For Opening Day As Yankees Set Sights On Title No. 28

Stacked across the board, the Bombers have their eye on World Series championship No. 28.


Justin Verlander (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hartnett: AL MVP Voters Get It Right, Choosing Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander was the clear choice to win the 2011 AL MVP Award and was boosted by new-age statistics along with the usual criteria needed to capture the award.


Justin Verlander (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images) and CC Sabathia (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), set kick off game one of the ALDS at Yankee Stadium.

Hartnett: Wild Card Wednesday Produces Difficult Path For Yankees

The outcome of ‘Wild Card Wednesday’ has made the Yankees’ playoff match-ups the toughest possible. Verlander and the Tigers are no easy task and the Rays are built for playoff success.


Yankees Jorge Posada

Posada Delivers Big As Yankees Clinch AL East Title

Jorge Posada came off the bench and helped the Yankees to yet another AL East title with a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, and New York swept the Tampa Bay Rays by identical 4-2 scores in a doubleheader Wednesday.


CC Sabathia

Rays’ Shields Turns Tables On Sabathia, Yankees

Tampa Bay Rays All-Star James Shields won for the first time in nearly a month, outpitching CC Sabathia and beating the New York Yankees 2-1 on Thursday night.


Yankees' A-Rod

A-Rod To The Rescue, Yankees’ Losing Streak Over

Alex Rodriguez homered twice, Jorge Posada had two hits and the New York Yankees stopped a six-game losing streak with a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.


James Shields (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Rays’ Shields Stands Between Yankees And Much-Needed Win

The Bombers hope their run against James Shields continues as the AL East-leading Rays attempt to sweep a two-game set and send New York to a seventh consecutive loss Tuesday night.


CC Sabathia (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) and Cliff Lee (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Keefe To The City: Pitching, Pitching And More Pitching

What better way to sort out the top three starters on each AL team than to rank them?


Yankees right-hander A.J. Burnett

Yankees Look To Extend AL East Lead Over Rays

The New York Yankees appear to have righted themselves after a rough stretch. The Tampa Bay Rays are still stuck in theirs.


(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees’ AL East Battle Continues Vs. Rays

By taking the opener of this important four-game set, the New York Yankees increased their division lead over the Tampa Bay Rays. Another victory would assure the Yankees of still leading the AL East when this series concludes.