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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
Jeremy Hellickson retired Yankees newcomer Alfonso Soriano with the bases loaded to preserve an early lead and the streaking Tampa Bay Rays tagged CC Sabathia once again, beating New York 10-6 Friday night.
The Texas Rangers have signed Manny Ramirez to minor league contract. He has agreed to cut his dreadlocks.
Yankees split the series against the Rays after the team celebrated their 67th Old-Timers’ Day.
Nova will be making his first start for the Yankees since April, though he made two relief appearances in late May.
Vernon Wells broke out of a 9-for-87 slump with a pinch-hit, three-run double to rally the Yankees to a 7-5 win over the Rays.