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A Wee Bird Terrorized One Yankee Stadium Grounds Crew Worker Updated Oct 2, 2012
You just never know when a li'l injured/scared bird will come onto a baseball field and starting flopping and flailing before (kinda) flying off, but this one made sure it first made an unfortunate example out of a Yankee Stadium worker. Oh, and don't m…
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  • Yanks win in 12, maintain one-game East lead 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 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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  • Yanks will use everyday lineup in Wednesday's finale 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 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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  • Top Yankees Prospect Who Had Innings Limit Now Needs Tommy John Surgery

    The big Stephen Strasburg shutdown debate seems ancient now, with beads of cheap champagne lining plastic sheeting in the dumpsters out behind Nationals Park. But recall that Nationals GM Mike Rizzo-and Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras-insisted that the
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  • A Red Sox Fan Pulled A Jeffrey Maier And Gave The Yankees A Home Run 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 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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  • Ripken preparing for packed October on TBS Oct 2, 2012
    Cal Ripken Jr. was at home Tuesday morning using his MLB.TV subscription to watch archived games, and CC Sabathia was on his big screen. The Ironman was dissecting the Yankees' ace's latest start from a night earlier.
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  • Girardi Rests His Bullpen as Sabathia Goes 8 Oct 2, 2012
    C.C. Sabathia went eight innings against Boston on Monday night despite a 9-0 lead in the second inning and a chance to rest him.
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  • The Playoff Picture: Rating the A.L. Rotations Oct 2, 2012
    A look at the top three starting pitchers of the American League teams that qualified for the five playoff spots.
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  • 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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  • In East, little room for error, as O's learn Oct 2, 2012
    It's going down to the wire for the Orioles and Yankees. And, while both teams have clinched playoff berths, the AL East is still for the taking, and Baltimore wants to grab hold, not content for a Wile Card spot.
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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.