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Yanks clinch AL East, await O's-Rangers winner

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.
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  • 2012 MLB playoff schedule: Postseason picture is set

    2012 MLB playoff schedule: Postseason picture is set

    yahoo.com Oct 3, 2012
    It'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…
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  • Soriano Puts In Extra Work, as Yankees See Every Game as a Play…

    Soriano Puts In Extra Work, as Yankees See Every Game as a Playoff

    nytimes.com MLB.com Oct 3, 2012
    In Tuesday's game, Joe Girardi asked closer Rafael Soriano to throw more pitches than he had in one game in seven years: 43.
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  • State of the Race: How to Control Your Own Destiny

    State of the Race: How to Control Your Own Destiny

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2012
    If the Yankees win Wednesday night, they win the American League East and secure home-field advantage in the American League playoffs.
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  • David Cone Made An Unfortunate Reference To Ichiro's "Chop…

    David Cone Made An Unfortunate Reference To Ichiro's "Chopstick"

    deadspin.com Oct 3, 2012
    More 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…
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  • Raul Ibanez delivers when it matters most in Yankees' 4-3 win v…

    Raul Ibanez delivers when it matters most in Yankees' 4-3 win vs. Red Sox

    nydailynews.com Oct 3, 2012
    Raul 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.
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  • Back spasms cut short Lester's final outing

    Back spasms cut short Lester's final outing

    MLB.com Oct 3, 2012
    Red 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.
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  • Hardened by Tougher Tests, Kuroda Says He's Set for Playoffs

    Hardened by Tougher Tests, Kuroda Says He's Set for Playoffs

    nytimes.com Oct 3, 2012
    Hiroki 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.
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  • Derek Jeter's Diary: The Heat of the Moment

    Derek Jeter's Diary: The Heat of the Moment

    grantland.com Oct 3, 2012
    The 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...
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  • Video - Yankees Win AL East 00:31

    Yankees Win AL East

    Oct 3
    Robinson 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.
  • Video - SweetSpot: Mailbag Edition 06:50

    SweetSpot: Mailbag Edition

    Oct 3
    Dave Schoenfield and Eric Karabell answer viewer questions, and give their World Series Predictions.
  • Video - Yankees AL East Champions 01:24

    Yankees AL East Champions

    Oct 3
    Baseball Tonight on the Yankees heading into the playoffs focused.
  • Video - Highlight Of The Night 02:14

    Highlight Of The Night

    Oct 3
    Yankees wrap up AL East and clinch home-field advantage throughout AL playoffs following Orioles loss and 14-2 win over Red Sox.

Sports Columnists

  • Young defensive backs have made their marks

    Oct 3
    At the 2012 draft, wide receivers were the rage, but it's been the rookie DBs who have made a difference, writes John Clayton