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Kuroda, Gardner Lead Yankees Over Rays

Hiroki Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Brett Gardner drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Sunday.


Martin Prado #14 of the New York Yankees celebrates with Francisco Cervelli #29 of the New York Yankees after hitting a two run homer in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on August 16, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Jeter Has RBI Single In 9th, Yankees Top Rays 3-2

Derek Jeter hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning and the New York Yankees ended a five-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.


Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out looking with the bases loaded to end the top of the eighth inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on August 15, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.  (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Seek To Avoid 6-Game Slide Saturday

The Rays will send Drew Smyly to the mound in his home debut Saturday when they look to defeat the Yankees for the sixth straight meeting.


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees hits an RBI single in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 3, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Teixiera Backs Tanaka As Yankees Beat Rays 9-3

Teixeira homered for the fourth time in his last five games and drove in three runs as the Yankees rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 9-3 and stopped a season-high, three-game losing streak.


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Chris Leroux #63 of the New York Yankees reacts after giving up five runs in the fourteenth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 2, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rays Pull Away From Yanks In The 14th For Wild 10-5 Win

So much stuff happened, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon lost track. Especially after he got ejected.


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MLB Roundup: American League East

With roughly a third of the MLB season already complete, the profile of the American League East looks almost entirely different than one might expect.


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Kallas Remarks: Making Hughes Steps

Phil Hughes is becoming a much better pitcher. And it’s simply because of one thing – his ability (or willingness) to throw off speed stuff (mainly his curveball) for strikes when he has two strikes on a batter.


Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia

Pitching Dooms Yankees, Rays Within Half-Game

B.J. Upton and the Tampa Bay Rays knocked around CC Sabathia, took a few lumps of their own and left the Bronx with the confidence – and schedule – that could carry them to an AL East title.


Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (left) and shortstop Derek Jeter

Yankees Club Rays, Move Step Closer To Playoffs

Nick Swisher homered to key a five-run burst in the first inning against Big Game James and the Yankees beat Tampa Bay 8-3 on Tuesday night, opening a 2 1/2-game lead over the Rays in the AL East.


Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson

Granderson Lifts Yankees To ‘Monumental’ Win

Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees helped honor George Steinbrenner with a monumental win.


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Yankee Sleight Of Hand: Derek Deke? Jeter Cheater?

The Yankees captain, with a cameo in the Will Ferrell comedy “The Other Guys,” gave an Oscar-worthy performance by pretending to get hit by a pitch in a pennant race game Wednesday night.


Phil Hughes

Hughes Throws 2 Bad Pitches, Yankees Back In 2nd

Dan Johnson hit a pair of two-run homers Wednesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees and back into first place in the AL East.


Ivan Nova

Yankees Try To End Skid

The Yankees have experienced a run of heartbreaking losses the last few days, and the Tampa Bay Rays have moved into first place in the AL East as a result.


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Hot Topic: August 31

We close out the month of August with Craigie going on the record, saying he wants Roger Clemens to go to jail for a long, long time.


Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees holds the ball he used to hit his 600th career home run. Rodriguez hit a first inning two run home run against pitcher Shaun Marcum of the Toronto Blue Jays on August 4, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

A-Rod’s 600th: Much Ado About Nothing

If you are baseball fan, it’s hard to celebrate A-Rod’s 600th homer as an earth-shattering achievement. We will never know exactly how many home runs A-Rod hit steroid-free.