Hartnett: Reliable Pettitte Proving He Still Has Bullets Left In ChamberAs the shorthanded Yankees chase valiantly after a Wild Card berth, who would you rather have toeing the rubber than "Ol' Reliable Andy?"
Hartnett: Soriano Has Exceeded All Expectations In Yankees Return Soriano's mighty stick and megawatt smile have lifted the gloomy mood in the Bronx.
Hartnett: Yankees Spark Plug Brett Gardner Deserves His Due Out of everyday players, Gardner has been the Yankees' MVP in an unusual season.
Let's Do This Thing: Orioles Earn Their Spot For Showdown With YankeesJoe Saunders pitched effectively into the sixth inning, Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the Baltimore Orioles beat the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers 5-1 in the wild-card game playoff Friday night.
Rays Top Resting Yankees, Tied With Red Sox For AL Wild CardThe Tampa Bay Rays moved into a tie with the Boston Red Sox for the wild-card lead, beating the New York Yankees 5-2 on Monday night behind another strong performance by James Shields.
Rays Close Within Half Game Of Wild Card LeadB.J. Upton and Ben Zobrist homered in the first inning to back Wade Davis, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday to pull within a half-game of the Boston Red Sox for the AL wild-card lead.
Report: Red Sox Wanted Mets' Chris Capuano For 1-Game RentalBoston must be really desperate to hang on to their wild card lead. According to the Boston Herald, the Red Sox have "spent the better part of a week" trying to trade for Mets starter Chris Capuano.
Rays' Joe Maddon: We Still Have Shot To Catch Yankees, Red SoxRays manager Joe Maddon isn't quite ready to deliver a concession speech, even though Tampa Bay is running out of time -- behind New York -- in the AL playoff race.