Yankee manager Joe Girardi decided to bench the struggling Alex Rodriguez for the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS. Rodriguez was replaced in the lineup by Eric Chavez.
Abiding by George Steinbrenner's credo of a championship or failure, Yankees team president Randy Levine labeled the 2011 season as unsuccessful.
Realizing he likely played his final game in pinstripes, an emotional Jorge Posada cut short his media session after the New York Yankees lost Game 5 of the ALDS, 3-2, to the Detroit Tigers.
With the season on the line at Yankee Stadium, Yankees rookie Ivan Nova thinks he will be calm for his start in Thursday night's decisive Game 5.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi didn't think CC Sabathia's wild outing in Game 3 of the ALDS had as much to do with Sabathia as it did home plate umpire Gerry Davis' balls and strikes calls.
Yankees skipper Joe Girardi decided Game 2 was over before it was over.
The playoff opener between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees was suspended because of rain in the second inning Friday night, probably wiping out the ace of each pitching staff for a few days.
While confirming that New York Yankees ace CC Sabathia and Rookie of the Year candidate Ivan Nova will be two of his ALDS starters, manager Joe Girardi refused to close the door on A.J. Burnett's possibly starting a game.