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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is taking most of the heat for offensive slump, but Joe Girardi needs to bench Nick Swisher instead Updated Oct 15, 2012
No singular lineup move is going to miraculously cure what ails the Yankee offense these days. But Joe Girardi has to keep trying to find something that works, and for Game 3 the move that makes the most sense is benching Nick Swisher.
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  • Pena interviews for Sox job; Ausmus on deck Oct 15, 2012
    The Boston Red Sox interviewed New York Yankees bench coach Tony Pena for their managerial vacancy on Monday, a team spokesperson confirmed.
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  • Struggling Yankees face tough task in Verlander Oct 15, 2012
    DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers have shut down the New York Yankees so far in the AL championship series - and Justin Verlander hasn't thrown a single pitch.
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  • Yankees need to channel spirit of '96 in ALCS Oct 15, 2012
    If you're a depressed Yankees fan, convinced there's no hope in this American League Championship Series gone bad against the Tigers, a history lesson might be just the thing to lift your sagging spirits.
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  • Them crooked vultures: Why the baseball world can’t be happy for the St. Louis Cardinals Oct 15, 2012
    Question: If the New York Yankees have become the new Atlanta Braves then who are the new New York Yankees? According to Will Leitch of Sports on Earth, the answer is an easy one:  The St. Louis Cardinals have supplanted the Bronx Bombers as the franchi…
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  • Yankees: Derek Jeter's Injury Tied To Steroid Use. No, Seriously. Oct 15, 2012
    The Yankees used injections of the steroid cortisone to keep Derek Jeter playing through a cascade of ankle injuries, culminating in his crippling on-field fracture in Game One of the American League Championship Series, according to manager Joe Girardi…
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  • The Many, Many Tweets Referring To Alex Rodriguez As "Fag," "Pussy," And "Gay-Rod" Oct 15, 2012
    Alex Rodriguez is both straight and male, but you wouldn't know it from the insults lobbed his way on Twitter over the past few days. Here are a few hundred examples. More »
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  • The New York Yankees are the new Atlanta Braves when it comes to October performance Oct 15, 2012
    Guaranteed trips to the postseason that are guaranteed to end early. Home playoff games that don't come close to selling out. Andruw Jones hanging out in the clubhouse. Yes, the New York Yankees have somehow morphed into an Atlanta Braves for the new ge…
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  • Yankee Fans Are Really Harshing Nick Swisher's Buzz, Bro Oct 15, 2012
    It was not a good weekend for the Yankees. Not only did they drop two games at home against the Tigers, they also lost Derek Jeter for the rest of the postseason and received minimal support from the fans in a sparsely populated Yankee Stadium. And you …
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  • Yankees prove loss of Derek Jeter may be too much for struggling offense to overcome in ALCS against Detroit Tigers Oct 15, 2012
    The Yankees played a postseason game without Derek Jeter Sunday, the first time they have done something like that in 17 years. And it was not just that they played this kind of game without the most famous Yankee of his time.
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  • As Yankees' Robinson Cano searches for hitting stroke, maybe he can find some emotion, too Oct 15, 2012
    The ball squirted up and out of Robinson Cano’s throwing hand in the seventh, sabotaging a potential inning-ending, double-play relay while Quintin Berry scooted home from third base for the first run in a 3-0 loss to Detroit. Cano betrayed no emotion,
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  • Poor performing Alex Rodriguez not helping TBS ratings as Yankees fall in 0-2 hole in ALCS vs. Detroit Tigers Oct 15, 2012
    If John Smoltz’s and Ron Darling’s dismissive commentary concerning Alex Rodriguez is trend-setting, then the Yankees’ slumping third baseman is close to becoming officially irrelevant.
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  • About Last Weekend: Down Goes the Captain Oct 15, 2012
    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. The Detroit Tigers took a 2-0 lead on the Yankees ...
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  • Video - Time For Comprehensive Replay? 01:52

    Time For Comprehensive Replay?

    Oct 15
    Nomar Garciaparra feels it is time for baseball to have comprehensive instant replay.
  • Video - ALCS Game 3 Preview 01:53

    ALCS Game 3 Preview

    Oct 15
    Baseball Tonight looks ahead to Yankees at Tigers Tuesday, 8pm ET.