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Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees scores in front of catcher Ryan Hanigan #24 of the Tampa Bay Rays on a sacrifice fly by Brett Gardner in the sixth inning of a game on September 17, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Jeter Ends Long Skid, Yankees Beat Rays 3-2

Derek Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night.

09/18/2014

Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees comes out to argue a call with umpires Marty Foster #60, Alan Porter #64 and Joe West #22. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Irate Joe Girardi Furious With Rays: ‘We Are Not Pin Cushions’

“I don’t know what they expect. You hit five of our guys in four games. You don’t think we’ll be pissed?”

09/17/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi looks on as Chase Headley argues with home plate umpire Marty Foster after Foster ejected Headley during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2014. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Yankees Eliminated From AL East, Fall 6 Games Back In Wild-Card Race

Derek Jeter’s final season now has no chance of ending with an AL East title. “It’s frustrating,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Monday night’s loss.

09/16/2014

Chris Young celebrates after hitting a walk-off three-run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

‘Faith’ Pays Off As Yankees Refuse To Perish In Playoff Hunt

“The bottom line, to just keep it simple, is we’ve just got to win games,” said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Picking up two on Friday would be a nice start.

09/12/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11:  Chris Young #24 of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting a walk-off game winning three run home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 11, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees defeated the Rays 5-4.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Young Breaks Up No-Hitter, Hits Walk-Off Homer In Huge Yankees Win

Chris Young broke up Alex Cobb’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning and then launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth that rallied the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory.

09/12/2014

Stephen Drew is tagged out at home plate by Tampa Bay Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 9, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Out At Plate And Nearly Out Of Playoff Race

Even the Bombers acknowledge they are running out of time. With just 20 games remaining, they have a 5½-game deficit to overcome for the AL’s second wild card.

09/10/2014

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hanigan Blocks Drew At The Plate, Rays Edge Yanks 4-3

Left fielder Matt Joyce threw out Stephen Drew in the fifth inning when catcher Ryan Hanigan blocked the sliding runner, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on to beat the fading New York Yankees 4-3 Tuesday night.

09/10/2014

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Turn To Kuroda With Playoff Hopes On Life Support

The Yankees honored their glorious recent past by celebrating the retiring Derek Jeter in an elaborate ceremony prior to their latest game. The present doesn’t look anywhere near as good.

09/09/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees strikes out swinging to pitcher Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a game on August 15, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Tampa Bay Rays Blank Yankees 5-0

The Rays won their third in a row and sent New York to its fifth straight loss.

08/15/2014

David Price (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

Tigers Land Ace Left-Hander David Price In 3-Team Trade

The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay’s David Price in three-team blockbuster Thursday.

07/31/2014

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Justin Edmonds)

5 Crazy Events From Major League Baseball You May Have Missed

By Adam W. Bloom The second half of the MLB season is under way with a number of teams making moves to try and stamp their ticket into the playoffs. While you’d think the pressure […]

07/25/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

The Yankees’ Brett Gardner follows through on a fourth-inning RBI base hit against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 2, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Conclude Brutal Homestand With 5th Straight Loss, Fall Below .500

Sean Rodriguez hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning and drove in three runs, helping the streaking Tampa Bay Rays hand the New York Yankees their season-worst fifth straight loss, 6-3 Wednesday.

07/02/2014

Hiroki Kuroda #18 delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on July 1, 2014. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

4th Loss In A Row For Yankees As They Fall To Rays 2-1

David Price came within one pitch of extending his remarkable strikeout streak, yet still did plenty to lead the resurgent Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night. But the Yankees equaled their worst skid this year with their fourth loss in a row.

07/01/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dugout after grounding out in the 12th inning to end a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on June 30, 2014.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Tie Rays In 9th, But End Up Losing 4-3 In 12 Innings

Logan Forsythe hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the 12th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Monday night after squandering a late lead.

07/01/2014

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