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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…


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A-Rod Frustrated After Leaving Game With Tight Right Calf

“I’ve had a calf injury before, and those are tricky,” A-Rod said. “They’re very dangerous. I’m hoping that I came out of the game before something really bad happened.”


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Yankees’ Gardner To Have MRI On Strained Oblique

The Yankees don’t need this right now: leadoff man Brett Gardner is heading to New York for tests on his ailing oblique.


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Sweeny: Jeter Done For 2013, But Yankees Very Much Alive

We now know that Derek Jeter isn’t going to ride to the rescue. But Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano still have a chance. Yankees fans just might embrace them both if it happens.


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Phil Hughes Back In Yankees’ Rotation For Huge Game Against O’s

The Yankees and Orioles meet for the final time this year to close out a four-game series at Camden Yards, with 13-game loser Phil Hughes making his return to the rotation for New York.


Manager Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees walks to the dugout in the first inning of the game after an altercation with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 9, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Palladino: Stolen Signs Should Be Least Of Yankees’ Worries

Give Girardi this. At least he cares. He may be misguided at times, but he leaves little doubt on the field as to where he stands with his team


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Eyes On The Prize As Yankees Open 4-Game Set Against Red Sox

New York, coming off a three-game sweep of the White Sox, has clawed its way back into contention in the American League. And look who’s on tap: the rival Boston Red Sox.


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In Midst Of Playoff Push, Will Huff Replace Hughes In Yankees’ Rotation?

Hughes’ start was pushed back to Monday, but he only pitched 1 1/3 innings before rain hit the Bronx. David Huff took the ball for the Yankees when play resumed and got the win, allowing just one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.


Jordan Danks #20 of the Chicago White Sox steals second base in the ninth inning on August 7, 2013. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Yankees Reeling After ‘Unacceptable’ Loss In Chicago

The Yankees have had some tough losses, but Wednesday night in Chicago was as bad as it gets.


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Coleman: Ah, MLB Under Bud; If Ratings Are There, It Must Be Right — Right?

Don’t worry about what’s right or wrong, or better yet what makes sense. We’ll just keep making it up as we go along.


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Palladino: Yankees Must Conquer Their Demons — Now

This is what makes the Yanks so interesting: no one truly knows which team will appear on the field this weekend. Or for Friday’s wild card game. Or for a 163rd game in Baltimore.


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Palladino: Yankees Just Hanging On — But For How Long?

It’s a fight for survival at the top of the AL East , where some weird stuff could happen if the standings remain static.


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Bobby Valentine: ‘Who Knows?’ Yankees Could Miss Playoffs

Before Sunday night’s win, Valentine weighed the chances of one team in Yankee Stadium missing the playoffs. And he wasn’t talking about the Red Sox.


Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds the bases after his game-winning walk off home run in the twelfth inning against the New York Yankees during the game at Tropicana Field on September 28, 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: The Last Wild Card Race

Major League Baseball is trying to return the importance of winning the division, but by creating a two-team cushion, not only has the division race been stripped of its excitement, but winning the wild card race no longer holds any importance.


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Major League Baseball Expands Playoffs To 10 Teams

Major League Baseball expanded its playoff format to 10 teams Friday, adding a second wild-card in each league.