Tampa Bay Rays
It ain’t over ’til it’s over. With their playoff hopes on life support, the Yankees will wrap up the season’s final homestand with a three-game set against the Rays.
Every game is now a must-win for the Yankees. The team knows it. Their fans know it. Manager Joe Girardi knows it. “You’d have to have your head in the sand not to know,” the skipper said before Wednesday’s big win.
Wait, a professional ballplayer cheering on his AL East rivals? That seems odd, but Dickey isn’t about to make any apologies.
Good news! The Bombers will take on two last-place teams, a fourth-place team and a current wild card leader down the stretch as they fight for an American League playoff spot.
The Mets fan already knows where his team will be on Halloween. And soon they will be joined by some overpriced, pinstriped clowns across the river.
Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Yankees avoided a three-game sweep by defeating the Rays 3-2 on Sunday.
Don’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.
Out of everyday players, Gardner has been the Yankees’ MVP in an unusual season.
“In a pennant race, he’s a guy that you don’t want in the lineup,” Longoria said. “So looking at it from that perspective and that perspective only, I don’t think it’s fair that we can’t have an arbitrator hear the case sooner.”
There’s always been this intangible quality about Jeter. You can’t quite put your finger on it. It’s hard to quantify what gives Jeter the supernatural ability not to feel pressure and rise whenever the Yankees desperately need a spark.
Jeter returned to the New York Yankees’ lineup — again — with customary flair, making an immediate impact on a team desperate for power.
Alfonso Soriano lifted New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees’ lineup on Sunday and delivered a first pitch home run in his first at-bat back.
Derek Jeter played a simulated game in Staten Island on Saturday and could start for the Yankees on Sunday.
Chris Archer threw a two-hitter and lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 1-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday