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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.


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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.


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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.”


BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 07:  CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees reacts after Mark Reynolds #12 of the Baltimore Orioles grounded out for the final out in the bottom of the eighth inning during Game One of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 7, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

CC Dominates, Yankees Rally For Five Runs In Ninth To Beat O’s 7-2

CC Sabathia turned in a sparkling pitching performance and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 Sunday night.


ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07:  Ryan Zimmerman #11 and Adam LaRoche #25 of the Washington Nationals celebrate after defeating the St Louis Cardinals during Game One of the National League Division Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Nationals Rally Past Cardinals 3-2, Take 1-0 Lead In NLDS

The Nationals overcame a wild start by 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez, then watched their bullpen shut down St. Louis in the late innings.


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.


Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Ready For His First Playoff Experience In A Decade

“Usually that would be the end of my season,” Suzuki said Friday night before a workout at Yankee Stadium. “What I’ve realized is here, for the Yankees, is that it’s the starting point.”


Robinson Cano

Silverman: Hot-Hitting Yankees Have The Weapons To Compete

Cano’s hot streak lit a fuse for his teammates. Nick Swisher, Raul Ibanez and Ichiro Suzuki all were hitting the ball with authority over the last two weeks.


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Sweeny: 5 Keys To Yankees Winning It All

In every game the Yankees lost, they looked old and slow. In September, those old guys played with veteran savvy and experience. So, which is it?


Braves vs. Cardinals

Cardinals Win NL Wild-Card Playoff After Controversial Call Leads To Chaos

David Freese and the St. Louis Cardinals rediscovered their postseason touch. Chipper Jones and the Braves kept throwing the ball away. And the Atlanta fans turned Turner Field into a trash heap.


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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.


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Girardi: Jeter’s ‘Remarkable’ Season Among Best I’ve Ever Seen

Yankees skipper Joe Girardi has witnessed plenty in his career as a player, coach and manager. But he’s never seen anything quite like Derek Jeter’s resurgent 2012 season.


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Did Predictions Pan Out? Roberts’ MLB Playoff Preview, Awards And A Look Back

Here they are, Evan Roberts’ original 2012 MLB power rankings. Let’s see what lessons can be learned…


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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.


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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.