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  1. No time for losing streaks

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- They have followed a predictable, and disturbing, pattern all season long: Win one, lose one. Win two, lose three. Win three, lose two. Win four, lose four. Win five? Well, the New York Yankees have done it twice now this season. The...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Tigers 5, Yankees 2

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- It's games like this that make you reluctant to believe that the Yankees' latest surge is anything more than just another tease. Tuesday, they got two home runs off Rick Porcello -- and little else, since both of them were solo shots fr...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  3. More DH days in Jeter's future?

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- Through the first 120 games of the season, Derek Jeter served as the New York Yankees' DH four times. And over the past eight games, he has been the DH three more times. If the Yankees wind up playing tonight -- they are in a rain dela...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  4. Pregame notes: Gardy still a no-go

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- Brett Gardner reported improvement in his right ankle Tuesday night, but by the time he got to the ballpark Joe Girardi had already made the decision not to start him in the opener of the pivotal three-game series against the Tigers at Com...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Game to start at approximately 8:15 p.m.

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- The sun is out now, but some rain is still falling and the tarp is still on the infield. The Tigers have announced an approximate start time of 8:15 p.m. for tonight's game....

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  6. Yankees-Tigers delayed

    Wallace Matthews

    DETROIT -- The previously scheduled first pitch is still 35 minutes away and the skies above Comerica Park have brightened somewhat, but tonight's Yankees-Tigers game will not start at its original 7:08 time, and there is no estimated start time yet,...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Yanks' hitters held meeting, 'cleared the air'

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Ballplayers generally do not like to share what is said behind closed doors, but Chase Headley inadvertently opened that Pandora's box when he mentioned, rather casually, that some of the position players had gotten together before the ga...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  9. McCarthy a new pitcher

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Through the first 87 games of this season, you could count the Yankees' bright spots on the fingers of one hand and still have two fingers left over: Masahiro Tanaka. Dellin Betances. And most games, Brett Gardner. And in the 38 games...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Yankees 3, Astros 0

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Houston, you have a problem. You were unable to put the finishing touches on a sweep of the Yankees in the Bronx. That was largely due to the excellent pitching of Brandon McCarthy, who has been a revelation in his brief time as a Yan...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  11. The 'real' Jeter Top 20 Teammates list

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Today on the blog we posted a photo gallery of "Derek Jeter's 20 Greatest Teammates." I, among others, was asked to provide 20 names for the list, which I did. I must say, I was not entirely pleased with the final consensus. I, for one, w...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  12. Tanaka to face hitters Saturday

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The next step in Masahiro Tanaka's rehabilitation from a torn ulnar collateral ligament occurs before Saturday afternoon's game against the White Sox, when the Yankees' ace right-hander is scheduled to face a couple of his teammates in a ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  13. Game 125: Yanks (63-61) vs. Astros (54-73)

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- If anyone had told you before the season that on Aug. 21, the Yankees would be closer to getting swept by the lowly Houston Astros than to a playoff spot, you probably would not have believed it. And yet, 125 games into the season, he...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  14. Girardi: 'I will be optimistic'

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi is the eternal optimist, but the way his team has failed to respond to the "challenge" in front of it this week -- win the series against the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox, teams with a combined record of 113-141 --...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  15. Yankees' best infield does not include Jeter

    Wallace Matthews

    On my scorecard from Sunday's 4-2 New York Yankees victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, there are five plays on the Rays side of the ledger that are circled, the universal designation that something extraordinary was done by a defender. One of them wa...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  16. 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