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  1. Derek Jeter plays final home game for New York Yankees

    Wallace Matthews

    Derek Jeter closed the Bronx chapter of his career with a walk-off win for the Yankees.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  2. Ellsbury pinch-hits but still getting an MRI

    Wallace Matthews

    TORONTO -- Jacoby Ellsbury got into Sunday's game in the top of the ninth inning and almost made something happen for the Yankees by dropping a bloop into short right field and legging it to second before he was removed for pinch runner Ichiro Suzuki...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  3. Tanaka's bad call costs Yankees a game

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- For Masahiro Tanaka, the learning curve continues and the adjustment period is far from over. Even though he is 11-3 with a 2.10 ERA, a front-runner for the AL Rookie of the Year and a contender for the AL Cy Young, that much was evide...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  4. Jacoby Ellsbury: I'll be ready

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Jacoby Ellsbury made six plate appearances in a minor league game this afternoon, and although he did no hard running -- walking twice and loping easily to first on a single in his final at-bat before being removed for a pinch runner -...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. Postgame notes: Play it again, Joe

    Wallace Matthews

    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Yankees narrowly beat the Twins, 5-4, but if not for baseball's newest wrinkle, the replay rule, the ending might have been quite different for them and their starter, Masahiro Tanaka. With one out and a runner on first in ...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  6. Cervelli understandably wary of good spring

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Francisco Cervelli hit two long home runs today, threw a runner out trying to steal third and made a terrific play tagging a runner out trying to score. So what is any level-headed young man supposed to do after a day like that? ...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. Derek Day is here

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The day Yankees fans have been awaiting since last Sept. 7, when Derek Jeter singled in a run off John Lackey in the bottom of the sixth inning of a game against the Red Sox, left for a pinch runner and was shut down four days later, h...

    Blog | February 27, 2014
  8. McCann: New rules will help -- maybe

    Wallace Matthews

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Brian McCann remembers -- barely -- the play that KO'ed him in 2008, a home plate collision caused by a runner's knee impacting with his head as he dove across the plate trying to make a tag. Under baseball's new rules reducing, i...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 3, Yankees 2

    Wallace Matthews

    LOS ANGELES -- The Yankees tried to beat an NL team at its own game, but couldn't get it done. Mark Ellis punched a soft liner over Derek Jeter's head with a runner on second in the bottom of the ninth as the Dodgers sent a sellout crowd home happy w...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  10. Gardner almost steals a tie

    Wallace Matthews

    One of the knocks on Brett Gardner in the first quarter of this season is that the Yankees' fastest runner has been a bit slow pulling the trigger in steal situations. And yet, in the bottom of the ninth inning of Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Seattl...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  11. New York Yankees' Lyle Overbay has had short, strange trip

    Wallace Matthews

    What a short, strange trip it's been for newest Bronx Bomber Lyle Overbay.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  12. New-look Yankees O looks like the old one

    Wallace Matthews

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Yankees got runners on first and second with none out in the first inning. They failed to score. They got runners on first and second with one out in the third. They failed to score. Sound familiar? Matt Diaz#22 OF New ...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Orioles 3, Yankees 2

    Wallace Matthews

    BALTIMORE -- Just when you think these Birds are plucked, stuffed and ready for roasting, they come back to make things interesting. A combination of a couple of timely hits and tidy pitching, plus some more failure with runners in scoring position b...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  14. Girardi shuffles lineup

    Wallace Matthews

    A day after trying, to mixed reviews, a lineup that had Mark Teixeira in the cleanup spot and Robinson Cano batting fifth -- a decision that arguably cost the Yankees at least couple of runs when Tex twice rapped into double plays with runners at fir...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  15. Gardner could play in playoffs

    Wallace Matthews

    The question is no longer if, but when Brett Gardner will be reactivated to join the Yankees for the remainder of the regular season as a defensive replacement-slash-pinch runner. But Joe Girardi also raised the possibility that Gardner, who has ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  16. Yankees offense a low RISP operation

    Wallace Matthews

    It's been true all season long. The Yankees have not hit well in so-called "clutch" situations. They were horrendous with runners in scoring position early in the year, and despite getting better at it lately, are still decidedly below average compar...

    Blog | August 29, 2012