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Yanks clinch AL East, await O's-Rangers winnerUpdated Oct 3, 2012 Share Tweet
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.
2012 MLB playoff schedule: Postseason picture is setUpdated Oct 3, 2012 Share TweetIt'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…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetIn Tuesday's game, Joe Girardi asked closer Rafael Soriano to throw more pitches than he had in one game in seven years: 43.
State of the Race: How to Control Your Own DestinyUpdated Oct 3, 2012 Share TweetIf the Yankees win Wednesday night, they win the American League East and secure home-field advantage in the American League playoffs.Source: nytimes.com
David Cone Made An Unfortunate Reference To Ichiro's "Chopstick"Updated Oct 3, 2012 Share TweetMore 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…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetRaul 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.Source: nydailynews.com
Back spasms cut short Lester's final outingUpdated Oct 3, 2012 Share TweetRed 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.Source: MLB.com
Hardened by Tougher Tests, Kuroda Says He's Set for PlayoffsUpdated Oct 3, 2012 Share TweetHiroki 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.Source: nytimes.com
Derek Jeter's Diary: The Heat of the MomentUpdated Oct 3, 2012 Share TweetThe 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...Source: grantland.com
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