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Andy Pettitte #46 of the New York Yankees grabs his leg as he is checked on after he was hit with a batted ball in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on June 27, 2012. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Pettitte Out 6 Weeks; Yankees Hold Off Tribe For Sweep

Andy Pettitte broke his ankle on the same day the Yankees put CC Sabathia on the disabled list, and Robinson Cano hit a go-ahead homer to help New York beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Wednesday for a three-game sweep.


Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out with the bases loaded in the fifth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on June 7, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sweeny: RISP-y Business

The bottom line is this—yes, this Yankee team is a bit flawed offensively at times. And they score a lot of runs on home runs. There’s nothing wrong with that. It doesn’t automatically mean they are destined for another early exit in October.


Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees celebrates with Andruw Jones at Nationals Park on June 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Yankees Extend Winning Streak To Nine, Defeat Nationals 4-1

The Yankees increased the win streak to nine on Sunday after winning 4-1 and sweeping the Nationals.


Dewayne Wise and Russell Martin of the New York Yankees are congratulate Mark Teixeira at Nationals Park. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Teixeira Comes Through, Yankees Win Marathon 14 Inning Game

Mark Teixeira delivered the game-winning two-RBI hit in the 14th inning as the Yankees defeated the Nationals 5-3 on Saturday.


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Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Tweets ACL Surgery ‘Went Perfectly’

“My surgery was a success, it went perfectly,” Rivera tweeted. “I am looking forward to beginning my rehab soon. Thanks as always for your prayers.”


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Yankees’ Martin ‘Walking On Air’ After Subway Sweep Of Mets

Russell Martin and the homer-happy Yankees appeared a little out of practice when it came to celebrating a game-winning homer. No matter, they sent the Mets back to Queens without a win to show for their Bronx trip.


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Keefe: State Of The Yankees, Subway Series Edition

Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees after two months of play with the Mets headed to the Stadium this weekend for the first part of the Subway Series.


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Coutinho: Forget The Naysayers, Still Plenty Of Juice In Subway Series

What could be better than the celebration of New York baseball each summer?


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Palladino: Yankees Getting It Done In Tough AL East

While much of New York continued to bask in the afterglow of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, look what the Yankees have done.


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Yankees’ Rafael Soriano Expected To Remain Closer When David Robertson Returns

Right-hander Rafael Soriano is expected to stay the Yankees’ closer when reliever David Robertson makes his return to the mound, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported.


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Yankees Salvage Finale Against Angels Behind Five-Run Inning, Lockdown Bullpen

Surging Angels slugger Mark Trumbo’s bat broke, Rafael Soriano roared off the mound in celebration, and the Yankees escaped with a streak-snapping win.


Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammates, including Alex Rodriguez #13, after hitting a two-run homer. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Teixeira, Swisher And Cano Go Deep As Nova, Yankees Top A’s For Third Straight Win

Mark Teixeira and Nick Swisher hit two-run homers to help the Yankees win for the seventh straight time in Oakland, beating the Athletics, 6-3, on Friday night.


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Robertson Or Soriano? Girardi Noncommittal On Yankees Closer

Yankees manager Joe Girardi will not commit to using David Robertson as his closer when the right-hander returns from a ribcage injury.


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With Top Two Options Out, Soriano Eager To Show His Stuff As Yankees Closer

First Mariano Rivera, now David Robertson. The Yankees are running out of healthy pitchers to put in the closer’s role.


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Yankees Closer David Robertson Lands On DL With Strained Left Oblique

The 27-year-old — who took over for Mariano Rivera when he tore his ACL and was lost for the season — has been unavailable since Saturday with soreness in his left side, and received an MRI on Tuesday.