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Alex Rodriguez celebrates with Stephen Drew after scoring on an RBI single to center field by Chase Headley during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Sweep Of Rays A Sign Of Hope

Of course, this could all turn into one big mirage. A better test comes up Monday night, when the Bombers start a four-game set against the 10-2 Tigers.

04/20/2015

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 17:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

A-Rod Provides The Power As Yanks Edge Rays 5-4

Alex Rodriguez inched closer to Willie Mays with two more home runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.

04/17/2015

Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees reacts after he is hit by a pitch in the 8th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brett Gardner Out Of Yankees’ Lineup Again With Bruised Right Wrist

Gardner was hit by a pitch Monday and left the game midway through New York’s win over Baltimore.

04/17/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: April 13th-April 17th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

04/17/2015

Brett Gardner (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Gardner Hopes To Return Friday Against Rays

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner had an MRI on Thursday that confirmed he has a bone bruise in his right wrist.

04/17/2015

Joe Girardi (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Joe Girardi On WFAN: Yankees Can’t Overreact To Poor Start

The skipper isn’t happy about New York’s 3-6 record or place at the bottom of the AL East. But he’s not about to hit the panic button — especially not after nine games.

04/17/2015

Atlanta Braves second base prospect Jose Peraza. (Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Report: Yankees Have Their Eyes On Braves’ Second Base Prospect Peraza

Veteran Stephen Drew is the Yankees’ starter at second base, but that doesn’t mean he, or prospects Robert Refsnyder and Jose Pirela will be the answer at the position in the future.

04/16/2015

Derek Jeter looks on from the dugout during his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter: ‘No Idea’ When I’ll Be Back At Yankee Stadium

It’s safe to say Derek Jeter is happy with his decision to retire from baseball.

04/16/2015

Joe Girardi (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Girardi Already Worried About ‘Long Year’

A-Rod homered, but the bullpen blew it against the O’s Wednesday and last-place New York lost its third straight series to start the season, all within the AL East.

04/16/2015

Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after striking out to end the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on April 9, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Beltran A Mess At The Plate As Yankees Search For Consistency On Offense

A little more than a third of the way through his contract, Carlos Beltran has yet to make an impact with the Yankees — and this season he’s healthy.

04/15/2015

Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out for the second out of the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Yankees Being Hypocritical For Ignoring A-Rod Milestones

Whenever I’m slightly objective about the Yankees, I’m branded nouns unsuitable for family programming — particularly on Twitter, the toxic waste of human dialogue. Well, then I’m writing this in my HAZMAT suit.

04/15/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 14: Everth Cabrera #1 of the Baltimore Orioles jogs past catcher Brian McCann #34 of the New York Yankees to score a third inning run at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 14, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Gonzalez Strikes Out 10 As Orioles Beat Yankees 4-3

Miguel Gonzalez struck out a career-high 10 over seven innings, and the Baltimore Orioles beat CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night at soggy Camden Yards.

04/15/2015

The Yankees’ Ivan Nova walks through the dugout following the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 19, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Starter Ivan Nova Throws First BP Since Elbow Surgery

Nova threw 20 pitches Tuesday at the Yankees’ minor league complex and appears on track to rejoin the team in June.

04/14/2015

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets delivers a pitch to Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning on April 13, 2015 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Bald Vinny OK With Mets’ Roll Call, Calls Out Yankees Fans

“Bald Vinny” Milano says he has no problem with Mets fans doing roll call during Monday’s home opener at Citi Field — even if it is a Yankees thing.

04/14/2015

Alex Rodriguez reacts after striking out for the second out of the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 13, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Angry Orioles Fan Turns His Back On A-Rod

There was an emphatic anti-A-Rod crowd for the series opener in Baltimore, led by 56-year-old Tolbert Rowe, who stood and turned his back for each and every one of Rodriguez’s at-bats.

04/14/2015

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