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  1. One (more) last chance for the Yankees

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees took two out of three games from the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend, which is not important in and of itself. They still return home a game closer to .500 and a game further away from first place in the Ameri...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 4, Rays 2

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- OK, it wasn't a great road trip -- two up, three down, and another precious game lost in the division race -- but it's a lot better to go home after a win rather than a loss. And that's what the Yankees will do after Sunday's ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  3. Tanaka still feels good on Sunday

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After Masahiro Tanaka threw the first bullpen session of his rehab from a torn elbow ligament on Saturday, Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said the real test would come Sunday morning. "It's great that he got throug...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  4. Game 122: Yankees (62-59) at Rays (61-62)

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brian McCann returns after missing six games with a concussion, and Derek Jeter is the DH for the second day in a row on the Tropicana Field turf. Otherwise, there are no surprises in the Yankees lineup that will face right...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  5. The return of Captain Clutch

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- To Martin Prado, watching Derek Jeter bat in the ninth inning of Saturday's Yankees-Rays game must have seemed like watching one of those grainy old newsreeels of Babe Ruth, the movements herky-jerky and the entire scene bathe...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Rays 2

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- When a team is going as bad as the Yankees have been, a 3-2 victory can feel like a rout and a game decided by a scratched-across run can seem like the detonation of an offensive powder keg. Whether today's win over the Ra...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  7. Notes: Beltran back in right field

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Carlos Beltran last played the outfield May 11, coming into a game against the Milwaukee Brewers as a pinch hitter for Kelly Johnson -- remember him? -- and then playing the final three innings in right field. Since then, B...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  8. Game 121: Yankees (61-59) @ Rays (61-61)

    Wallace Matthews

    St. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Carlos Beltran returns to the outfield for the first time since May 11 this afternoon, which means Derek Jeter gets a DH day and Brendan Ryan makes a rare start -- his 12th of the season -- at shortstop. Ah, but will the Yanke...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  9. New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka tosses 1st bullpen session s...

    Wallace Matthews

    New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 25 pitches in his first bullpen session in a month since going on the disabled list with a partial tear in his right elbow.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2014
  10. Notes: Kuroda was out, but now he's back

    Wallace Matthews

    BALTIMORE -- When the Yankees sent out their pitching probables for this coming weekend's series in St. Petersburg against the Rays, one name was conspicuously absent: Hiroki Kuroda. According to the rotation, the 39-year-old right-hander was supp...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  11. Long walk to glory for Anna

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If you didn't know better, you might be tempted to believe Joe Maddon thought Dean Anna really was a pitcher. After all, the last time Maddon saw him, Anna was inducing David DeJesus to pop up a 55-mph nothingball to end th...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  12. Postgame notes: Trapped at the Trop

    Wallace Matthews

    St. PETERSBURG -- Brett Gardner doesn't hit many home runs, but when the final tally on his career is added up, it will show one fewer home run than he should have had. Gardner was victimized twice in the fourth inning of Sunday's 5-1 Yankees win ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  13. Nuno's performance Vidal to his future

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Vidal Nuno has been in this position before -- being asked by the New York Yankees to take the baseball and give them as many quality major league innings as his 5-foot-10, 195-pound body could give them with no promise of any...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  14. Rapid Reax: Yanks 5, Rays 1 (12 innings)

    Wallace Matthews

    St. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees can take this one and run with it, a marathon of a game decided after 4½ hours by a walk. After blowing a lead on Friday, and getting blown out on Saturday, the Yankees will take it heading into a t...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  15. Game 19: Yankees (10-8) at Rays (9-9)

    Wallace Matthews

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Today's game may seem secondary to the bad news about Ivan Nova's elbow injury, but the Yankees still need to play it, and win it, if they want to head into the series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway with any kind of mome...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  16. New York Yankees put Ivan Nova on DL with elbow ligament tear

    Wallace Matthews

    New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will be placed on the disabled list.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2014