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Yanks clinch AL East, await O's-Rangers winner
ESPN.com Updated Oct 3, 2012
Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit a pair of homers, powering the New York Yankees past the Boston Red Sox 14-2 on a raucous Wednesday night in the Bronx for their 13th AL East title in 17 years.Upvote Share Tweet
2012 MLB playoff schedule: Postseason picture is setyahoo.com Updated Oct 3, 2012It's official. With Baltimore's 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay clinching the AL East title for the New York Yankees on Wednesday night, we finally know what the postseason matchups are going to look like. Or at least, we mostly do. The debut of the wild card pla…Upvote Share TweetIn Tuesday's game, Joe Girardi asked closer Rafael Soriano to throw more pitches than he had in one game in seven years: 43.Upvote Share Tweet
State of the Race: How to Control Your Own Destinynytimes.com Updated Oct 3, 2012If the Yankees win Wednesday night, they win the American League East and secure home-field advantage in the American League playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
David Cone Made An Unfortunate Reference To Ichiro's "Chopstick"deadspin.com Updated Oct 3, 2012More than anything, I wager that David Cone's choice of words has more to do with the insatiable pressure that some announcers put on themselves to fill dead air or to feel as if they're adding their perspective to the telecast (especially if they happe…Upvote Share Tweetnydailynews.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Raul Ibanez merely delivered the biggest hit of the season, a game-tying, two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Red Sox when the Yankees were about to fall back into a first-place tie with the Orioles.Upvote Share Tweet
Back spasms cut short Lester's final outingMLB.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Red Sox ace Jon Lester already had 200 innings coming into his final start of the season Tuesday night, a no-decision in a 12-inning, 4-3 loss to the Yankees.Upvote Share Tweet
Hardened by Tougher Tests, Kuroda Says He's Set for Playoffsnytimes.com Updated Oct 3, 2012Hiroki Kuroda, who endured unspeakable punishment from coaches when he played in Japan, has struggled in five September starts, posting a 5.22 E.R.A., but still emerged with a 3-1 record for the month.Upvote Share Tweet
Derek Jeter's Diary: The Heat of the Momentgrantland.com Updated Oct 3, 2012The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captai...Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees Win AL EastOct 3Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit two home runs as Yankees secure home-field advantage throughout AL Playoffs with 14-2 win over Red Sox.
SweetSpot: Mailbag EditionOct 3Dave Schoenfield and Eric Karabell answer viewer questions, and give their World Series Predictions.
Yankees AL East ChampionsOct 3Baseball Tonight on the Yankees heading into the playoffs focused.
Highlight Of The NightOct 3Yankees wrap up AL East and clinch home-field advantage throughout AL playoffs following Orioles loss and 14-2 win over Red Sox.
Young defensive backs have made their marksOct 3At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton