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Game 136 Recap: Staying alive

Labor Day marks the unofficial start to pennant-race season, and the surprisingly still-in-contention Yankees got the homestretch started off on the right foot. After dropping two out of three in Baltimore over the weekend, the team returned home and dispatched of the first-place Blue Jays 5-3 on Monday afternoon. Jacoby Ellsbury was the story early […]

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Game 128 Recap: Wild Card Dreamin’

If we hadn’t yet run out of words to describe Gary Sanchez, Saturday’s performance ought to do it. Sanchez continued his torrid pace with yet another home run, his 11th in 21 games, and once again flashed his cannon arm behind the plate to help the Yankees to a 13-5 win over the Orioles. The […]

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Game 122 Recap: Great Successa

The Yankees have put a lot of faith in their youth over the past few weeks. That faith continued to be rewarded Saturday night, as Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Luis Cessa did the heavy-lifting in a 5-1 win over the Angels that moved the Yankees back to within four games of the American League […]

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Game 117 Recap: Judgement Day

It certainly didn’t take long for the Yankees to usher in the new era. After honoring some of the most important figures of the last twenty years, first with an emotional farewell to Alex Rodriguez Friday night, then with a tribute to the 1996 championship team early Saturday, the team unveiled prospects Tyler Austin and […]

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The Tragedy of A-Rod

I often wonder if Alex Rodriguez still thinks about the ninth inning of Game 4 in the 2004 American League Championship Series. The Yankees had a 4-3 lead when that inning began, a lead A-Rod helped build when his two-run home run broke a scoreless tie six innings earlier. The team was on the precipice […]

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Game 110 Recap: Back to .500

The Indians had been in a bit of a slump since Monday’s trade deadline, dropping five of their last six games and surrendering a staggering 10+ runs in each of the losses. The Yankees were able to capitalize on the Tribe’s recent struggles in the first game of their series on Friday, and early in […]