Silverman: Razor-Sharp Maddon Forces Yankees To Take Rays SeriouslyJust 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.
Roberts: MLB Playoff Preview And Regular Season AwardsBaseball proved once again that you can’t predict it. So let’s try to predict it anyway.
Hartnett: Wild Card Wednesday Produces Difficult Path For YankeesThe 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.
Rays Rookie Hellickson Misses Chance To Dog JeterA persistent downpour Friday night prevented the Tampa Bay Rays' rookie starter from getting the chance to deny Derek Jeter the two hits he needs to reach 3,000.
Rain Postpones Jeter's Quest For 3,000; Yankees, Rays Tangle Over Make-UpDerek Jeter's chances to get his 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium dwindled Friday night when New York's game against Tampa Bay was rained out and the teams tangled on a makeup date.
Will Tonight Be The Night? Yankees' Derek Jeter Just 2 Shy Of No. 3,000Derek Jeter's chase for 3,000 hits will continue for at least one more night. He's ready for all the hype surrounding the accomplishment to die down.
Rays, Yankees Tied For 1stTampa Bay moved into a first-place tie in the AL East with the New York Yankees, who lost 8-6 to the Toronto Blue Jays.