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  1. Game 153: Yankees (78-74) vs. Jays (77-75)

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- They remain five games back in the hunt for the second AL wild card and their number for October elimination is six with just 10 games to play, but the Yankees will try to keep hope alive in Friday's Game 2 of this four-game series agains...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. Time for Yankees to go to a sixth man?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Yes, there are still 20 games left in the season, so it may seem a bit early to start looking ahead to 2015. But considering the Yankees' situation -- 5 .5 games out of the last AL wild-card spot -- and the way the team has been pl...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. Game 132: Yankees (69-62) @ Tigers (71-60)

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- The Yankees go for a big series win this afternoon against the Detroit Tigers, who they trail in the race for the second AL wild card by just two games. And after pounding David Price on Wednesday night, they take a crack at another left-h...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  4. Game 130: Yankees (68-61) @ Tigers (70-59)

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- One of the most important stretches of the season begins tonight -- provided the weather holds out -- as the Yankees open a three-game series against the Tigers, who they trail by two games in the race for the second AL wild card, at Comer...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Rays 8, Yankees 3

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- It ain't over 'til it's over, but, today, even Yogi would have to admit, it's over. Because it is. The Yankees' hopes of sneaking into the second AL wild-card spot, on life support since Sunday's 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants, c...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  6. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 5, Orioles 4

    Wallace Matthews

    BALTIMORE -- On the same day Derek Jeter was ruled out for the season, the Yankees took a big step up in their pursuit of the second AL wild-card berth with tonight's 5-4 win over the Orioles. They got 6 1/3 good innings out of Andy Pettitte -- wh...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. Joe Maddon on hitting Alex Rodriguez -- Tampa Bay Rays aren't 'ju...

    Wallace Matthews

    Alex Rodriguez should have nothing to fear from Rays pitchers as the Yankees open a crucial three-game series against their AL wild-card rivals Friday night at Tropicana Field.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  8. First Pitch: Soriano = Mariano?

    Wallace Matthews

    That is probably the biggest question facing the Yankees as they head into the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles, feisty conquerors of the Texas Rangers last night in the AL wild-card play-in game. Can Rafael Soriano give them the kind of October th...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  9. Betances gets the ball

    Wallace Matthews

    In a surrising development, Joe Girardi has decided to give the ball to rookie Dellin Betances for tonight's season finale against the Tampa Bay Rays, a game that could well decide the AL wild card winner. Last week, Girardi specifically said Bet...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  10. New York Yankees tab rookie Dellin Betances for final start of ye...

    Wallace Matthews

    Rookie right-hander Dellin Betances made the final start of the season Wednesday night for the New York Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2011
  11. What's up for tonight?

    Wallace Matthews

    We know that for most of the country, the only appeal of tonight's Yankees-Rays game is to learn whether the Red Sox will complete their epic collapse or somehow stagger into the postseason as the AL wild card. In case you've forgotten, if the Rays w...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  12. Rapid Reaction: Rays 3, Yankees 2

    Wallace Matthews

    Recap | Box Score | Photos What it means: That the Yankees not only blow a winnable ballgame, they blow an opportunity to gain a game on the Red Sox, who lost in Baltimore, and put another game between themselves and the Rays in the AL wild card r...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  13. Game 139: Yanks (72-66) vs. Royals (77-61)

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees begin an important three-game series tonight against a team that could stand in the way of their wild-card aspirations, the Kansas City Royals, who are clinging to a one-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central. ...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  14. New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira expected back in lineup Monday

    Wallace Matthews

    New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is expected to return to the lineup for Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox, provided he comes through one final workout in Tampa on Sunday and is cleared to play by the team's medical staff.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2012
  15. New York Yankees free fall hits new low following loss to Tampa B...

    Wallace Matthews

    Tied in the East, the Yanks aren't pushing the panic button. They're sitting on it.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  16. New York Yankees' Robinson Cano is tough to figure out

    Wallace Matthews

    In a puzzling season, no Yankee is tougher to figure out than Robbie Cano.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2012