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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

Joe Girardi (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Playoff Hopes Fading Fast With 14 Games Left

It didn’t matter that David Robertson had already pitched two days in a row. The Yankees desperately needed to preserve a ninth-inning lead, and their closer insisted he was capable.

09/15/2014

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

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

Chase Headley celebrates after hitting a walk-off home run in the ninth inning to defeat of the Boston Red Sox 5-4 at Yankee Stadium on September 4, 2014. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

‘Magic’ In Bronx Keeps Yankees Within Reach Of Wild Card

Chris Capuano was watching, hoping for some of that old Bronx mojo. And then, boom, Mark Teixeira. Tie game. Boom, Chase Headley.

09/05/2014

Yoenis Cespedes slides safely into third base before Chase Headley can make the tag during the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 2, 2014. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 9-4. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Palladino: If Yanks Don’t Cut Deficit By Jeter Day, They’re Cooked

But the reality is that this team may not be capable of any such feat. It’s actually a near miracle that their proximity to the last wild card will make for a meaningful September.

09/03/2014

Mark Teixeira (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Open Crucial 9-Game Homestand Against Red Sox

The Yankees are entering the final month of the season with three teams to pass in the AL wild-card race. Their longest remaining homestand begins Tuesday night against Boston.

09/02/2014

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Hoping To Boost Playoff Chances During 6-Game Homestand

The Yankees finished a poor trip in strong fashion as they return home to face two fourth-place teams. The Houston Astros, however, may not be pushovers.

08/19/2014

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

Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 19, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Yankees’ Playoff Hopes Fading Fast; Joba: ‘I Let My Team Down’

The Blue Jays were beaten badly by the Yankees at times this season. They just got some revenge — and it came at the worst time for New York.

09/20/2013

Joe Girardi (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Palladino: When Girardi Calls, Yankees Had Better Respond

It has come down to moments now, this wild-card race that simply refuses to be settled without the Yankees having some sort of say in it.

09/20/2013

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

Catcher Chris Stewart of the New York Yankees hands the ball to Andy Pettitte against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 17, 2013. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Pettitte After Yankees Loss: ‘We’re Playing Terrible And It’s Not Good’

Andy Pettitte is frustrated, Joe Girardi is worried and the Yankees need to snap their losing streak in the worst way. The Bombers might not be in must-win territory just yet, but they sure are getting there in a hurry.

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

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Yankees Aren’t Finished Just Yet

It starts tonight in Toronto with Andy Pettitte going up against R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays…

WFAN–09/17/2013

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