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  1. Yankees unlikely to hold fire sale

    AJ Mass

    As Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York writes, "The New York Yankees (47-47) trail the Baltimore Orioles by five games in the AL East with 68 games remaining. They are 3 1/2 games behind Robinson Cano's Seattle Mariners for the second wild card in the A...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  2. Kinsler disappointed in Sunday's turnout

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler and his teammates just rattled off seven straight games to make it to the American League wild-card tiebreak game. And, on a Sunday when the players could hear fans chanting "baseball town" at...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  3. Wild-card race: Extra baseball on tap?

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- And then there were three. The Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays are fighting for two wild-card spots in the American League and go into a weekend where scoreboard watching will be unavoidable. The Rangers...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  4. New York Yankees finally put out of their misery

    Wallace Matthews

    Nothing went right for the Yankees during their injury-plagued season.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2013
  5. A look inside the AL wild-card race

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers say they're not desperate, still on the outside looking in in the American League wild-card race. But they need some help, starting with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins as the final week...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  6. Mariano Rivera overrated as well as beloved and respected

    Jim Caple

    Pretty good pitcher, that Mariano Rivera. But here's Off Base's look at why he might not be as great as he's being made out to be on the eve of his retirement.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  7. Breaking down chances for AL wild card

    Matt Willis

    Jason Miller/Getty Images The Indians enter the season's final week with a 1 1/2-game lead for the second AL wild card spot. All together, six teams are still mathematically in the mix for the two American League wild card spots. The Tampa Bay Ra...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. New York Yankees shut down CC Sabathia for hamstring injury

    Wallace Matthews

    In what could be the final blow to the Yankees' thin playoff hopes, left-hander CC Sabathia has been shut down with a Grade 2 hamstring strain and will not make his final start of the season.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  9. Giants win, spoil Yankees' celebrations

    After honoring Mariano Rivera and celebrating Andy Pettitte, the New York Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  10. Indians complete 4-game sweep of Astros, cling to wild card

    Michael Brantley and Michael Bourn had two RBIs apiece as the Cleveland Indians, clinging tightly to a wild-card spot, became the first team in 52 years to post six sweeps of a four-game series in a season with a 9-2 win Sunday over the Houston Astros.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  11. Orioles-Rays Preview

    Orioles-Rays Preview

    Preview | September 21, 2013
  12. New York Yankees sparked by Ivan Nova, Alfonso Soriano and Brenda...

    Wallace Matthews

    Nova, Soriano and Ryan gave the Yankees some hope Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  13. Yankees keep pace in wild card as Ivan Nova tosses complete game

    Ivan Nova pitched a six-hitter for his second career shutout, Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run homer and the New York Yankees kept pace in the AL wild-card chase Saturday with an 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  14. First Pitch: Sori story continues

    Mike Mazzeo

    NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees wouldn't be within striking distance of the second wild-card spot in the American League if it wasn't for Alfonso Soriano. Alfonso Soriano#12 LF New York Yankees2013 STATS GM144 HR33 RBI100 R82 OBP.299 AVG...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  15. Oh, the perils of being a wild card in the MLB playoffs

    Jayson Stark

    Congratulations, you've reached the postseason as a wild card. Your reward? A nine-inning, win-or-go-home fight for your playoff lives.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 8, Rays 2

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rangers didn't get the best Yu Darvish has to offer, but he survived for five innings and Texas belted four home runs to pull out a split of a four-game series with an 8-2 victory over the wild-card contending Tampa Bay Ra...

    Blog | September 19, 2013