Russell Martin

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: For Yankees’ Sake, A-Rod’s Bat Must Awaken In Game 4

The celebrations have passed — and Game 4 will provide a fresh challenge for Rodriguez and the Yankees.

10/11/2012

Russell Martin of the New York Yankees is congratulated by third base coach Rob Thomson as he scores on his solo home run in the top of the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game One of the American League Division Series. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yankees’ Martin Carrying Hot Streak Into Playoffs

They say everything changes in October. New heroes are born and others fall from greatness. That was certainly the case Sunday night.

10/08/2012

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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.”

10/08/2012

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.

10/08/2012

Joe Girardi (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Girardi Sets The Yankees Roster For ALDS

Joe Girardi has placed 11 pitchers on the team’s 25-man roster for the AL divisional series against the Baltimore Orioles.

10/07/2012

Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by Rob Thomson #59 as Teixeira rounds third after his home run. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Yankees Couldn’t Have Envisioned Such A Pillow-Soft Finish

The Yankees couldn’t have asked for a softer season-ending opponent. The Red Sox are simply awful, and they have been playing out the string since early August. Last season’s fried chicken and beer collapse has never ended.

10/02/2012

Curtis Granderson

Yankees Blast Their Way Back Into 1st Place All Alone

Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira stepped up the plate, sent the ball over the wall and circled the bases like a conga line in a nine-run second inning.

10/01/2012

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Sweeny: Let’s Talk About How Imperfect Yankees Could Win It All

Get ready for some more edge-of-your-seat baseball. This is the fun part.

10/01/2012

Alex Rodriguez

Martin, Swisher, Good Relief Pitching Keep Yankees In 1st All Alone

Russell Martin hit a three-run homer, Eric Chavez added a two-run shot and the New York Yankees maintained their one-game lead atop the AL East by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Friday night.

09/28/2012

Twins catcher Joe Mauer

Yankees Throw Away Huge Chance To Build On AL East Lead

Phil Hughes ran out of gas in the seventh inning and Boone Logan couldn’t hold the lead for him as the New York Yankees missed a chance to go up 2 1/2 games on Baltimore in a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

09/25/2012

CC Sabathia (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Martin’s Bomb Bails Out Soriano, Gives Yankees 6th Straight Win

Russell Martin led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a homer off Sean Doolittle, and the AL East-leading New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win.

09/21/2012

Andy Pettitte

Yankees’ Martin Happy To Have Pettitte Back For Playoff Push

New York, with a half-game advantage over the Baltimore Orioles, was finally going to get its veteran starter back on Tuesday. Instead, the game was postponed, and the left-hander will take the hill against Toronto on Wednesday.

09/18/2012

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

Martin, Yankees Hold Off Rays 6-4, Maintain Lead In AL East Standings

Russell Martin’s three-run homer highlighted an eventful early burst and the New York Yankees kept their AL East lead, holding off Tampa Bay 6-4

09/16/2012

Ivan Nova of the New York Yankees is pulled from the game in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2012 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Nova Strong In Return, Yankees Top Rays

Ivan Nova was strong in his return from the DL as the Yankees defeated the Rays 5-3 on Saturday.

09/15/2012

Derek Jeter (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images), Mark Teixeira (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sweeny: 3 Reasons To Believe In Yankees (And 3 Reasons Not To)

Yes, some of these could be contradictory. That’s just part of the reason these Yankees are hard to figure out.

09/10/2012

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