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Yanks win in 12, maintain one-game East lead

Yanks win in 12, maintain one-game East lead

ESPN.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
Raul Ibanez tied it with a pinch-hit homer in the ninth inning, then had an RBI single in the 12th, helping the Yankees remain a game up on Baltimore in the AL East with one game to go by beating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Tuesday night.
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  • Dice-K's last hurrah set for Wednesday in Bronx

    Dice-K's last hurrah set for Wednesday in Bronx

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    Daisuke Matsuzaka's tenure with the Red Sox started with so much fanfare. It will end quietly, as the righty will pitch the final game of the season Wednesday against the Yankees.
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  • Watch Miggy's chase for Triple Crown history

    Watch Miggy's chase for Triple Crown history

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    With the American League Central title locked up, all eyes now center on Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and whether the slugger can become the first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski did it with the Red Sox in 1967.
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  • Yanks will use everyday lineup in Wednesday's finale

    Yanks will use everyday lineup in Wednesday's finale

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    Manager Joe Girardi is avoiding thinking ahead to a multitude of playoff scenarios, but should the Yankees clinch the American League East title Tuesday against the Red Sox, he still plans to field his everyday lineup in Wednesday's regular-season final…
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  • Pedroia (finger) back in lineup against Yankees

    Pedroia (finger) back in lineup against Yankees

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was in the lineup Tuesday against the New York Yankees despite a broken finger on his left hand that the team thought would sideline him for the final two games of the season.
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  • A Red Sox Fan Pulled A Jeffrey Maier And Gave The Yankees A Hom…

    A Red Sox Fan Pulled A Jeffrey Maier And Gave The Yankees A Home Run

    deadspin.com Oct 2, 2012
    We thought last week's minor kerfluffle, on Bobby Valentine's game of employment chicken, would be the last Red Sox update we'd have to do this season. No sense piling on. But the Red Sox can't seem to stop doing terrible things.
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  • State of the Race: Yankees Have an Edge as Season Winds Down

    State of the Race: Yankees Have an Edge as Season Winds Down

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    A Yankees victory Tuesday night, coupled with another Orioles loss, would finally end a tense division race in the American League East.
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  • Yankees see Boston Red Sox not putting up fight as opportunity …

    Yankees see Boston Red Sox not putting up fight as opportunity to win AL East, avoid dreaded one-game wild-card playoff

    As it turned out, Sunday’s show of grit in Toronto probably won the AL East for the Yankees. All they needed to do was get back home clinging to a piece of first place, and the pitiful Red Sox would give them a free ride to the finish line.
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  • Video - Yankees Win, Maintain One Game Lead In AL East 00:32

    Yankees Win, Maintain One Game Lead In AL East

    Oct 2
    Yankees top Red Sox in 12 innings.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.