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The Red Sox’s Stephen Drew hits an RBI single against the Rays during Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park on Oct. 4, 2013. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Red Sox Bring The Pain In Game 1, Blast Rays

One ball fell between two outfielders. Another took a bad hop off the Green Monster standings. One batter reached safely on a dropped third strike and another when the pitcher was slow to cover first.

10/04/2013

David Price (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

David Price Pitches Tampa Bay Rays Into Playoffs

The first person David Price looked for after pitching the Rays into the playoffs was third baseman Evan Longoria. Price yelled after the two locked eyes, and they embraced to start the celebration.

10/01/2013

The Mariano Rivera bobblehead. (credit: Getty Images)

Yankees Offer Bobblehead Fiasco Attendees Free Admission For Game Next Year

The Yankees have invited ticketholders who suffered through the Mariano Rivera bobblehead fiasco Tuesday night for free admission to a game during the 2014 regular season.

09/25/2013

Hiroki Kuroda (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Needing A Miracle, Yankees Welcome Rays To Bronx

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.

09/24/2013

Alfonso Soriano and Brendan Ryan celebrate the Yankees' victory over the Blue Jays on September 18, 2013. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Gritty Yankees Still Very Much In Wild-Card Race

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.

09/19/2013

R.A. Dickey (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

R.A. Dickey Rooting For Rival Tampa Bay In Wild-Card Race

Wait, a professional ballplayer cheering on his AL East rivals? That seems odd, but Dickey isn’t about to make any apologies.

09/18/2013

Andy Pettitte (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Yankees Staring At Golden Opportunity In Final 12 Games

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.

09/17/2013

Mets GM Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images), Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Keidel: Bad Baseball In Big Apple — Yankees, Meet The Mets

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.

08/30/2013

(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Granderson Hits Key Sac Fly, Yankees Beat Rays 3-2

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.

08/25/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Silverman: Disjointed Season Coming Into Focus For The Yankees

Don’t look now, but the Yankees just may be putting themselves in a position to make a run at the playoffs.

08/21/2013

Brett Gardner follows through on his ninth-inning game-winning home run against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yankees Spark Plug Brett Gardner Deserves His Due

Out of everyday players, Gardner has been the Yankees’ MVP in an unusual season.

08/12/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Rays’ Longoria: Slow A-Rod Appeal ‘Unfair’ To Playoff Contenders

“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.”

08/09/2013

Derek Jeter (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Jeter Doesn’t Know Ordinary; His Intangibles Could Spark Turnaround

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.

07/29/2013

Derek Jeter follows through on a first inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 28, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter Displays Flair For Dramatic With 1st-Pitch Home Run

Jeter returned to the New York Yankees’ lineup — again — with customary flair, making an immediate impact on a team desperate for power.

07/29/2013

Alfonso Soriano (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Soriano Helps Yankees Avoid Sweep In Jeter’s Return With Walk-Off Hit

Alfonso Soriano lifted New York over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

07/28/2013

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