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Chapman to remain closer, hopes to avoid DL
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The Yankees offered two votes of confidence for Aroldis Chapman on Wednesday afternoon, with manager Joe Girardi stating that “he will continue to be my closer” and that he believes the left-hander will be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list.

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Steinbrenner: Yanks have sights on postseason
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To Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, the criteria are pretty clear cut. In a 2017 season in which expectations rose considerably after a strong start — and especially after an active Trade Deadline period — there is more emphasis on what was, going into Wednesday, a 6-8 record in August than there would have […]

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Clutch Didi, mighty Judge lift Yanks over Mets
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Aaron Judge hit one of the most impressive home runs in Citi Field history and Didi Gregorius delivered a tiebreaking hit as the Yankees defeated the Mets, 5-3, in Subway Series action on Wednesday evening.

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Hardy makes progress, takes cuts in cage
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Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who is on the 60-day disabled list with a fractured right wrist, hit in the indoor cages on Wednesday and played long toss. He hopes to take on-field batting practice on Friday.

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Balanced O's can't complete thrilling rally
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Leonys Martin provided a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth to preserve a 7-6 win over the Orioles on Wednesday at Safeco Field as the Mariners finished off a tough homestand with their second straight win before heading out on a rugged 12-game East Coast road trip.

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Jimenez, O's to wrap road trip vs. Seattle
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Righty Ubaldo Jimenez will face off with rookie southpaw Marco Gonzales in the rubber match of a three-game series between the Orioles and the Mariners Wednesday afternoon at Safeco Field.

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Quenching win as Rays' bats douse drought
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Tuesday night was a sweet relief for the Rays’ offense in Toronto as it finally jumped back to life after a 10-game slumber. Tampa Bay racked up 13 hits — including home runs from Lucas Duda and Wilson Ramos — in its 6-4 win after scoring just 12 runs over a 2-8 skid. That drought […]

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Blue Jays tab workhorse Stroman to face Rays
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With the AL Wild Card race growing closer and more cluttered by the day, the Blue Jays will send ace Marcus Stroman to the mound on Wednesday night against Jacob Faria and the Rays.

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Garcia gets nod as Subway Series shifts to Citi
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With another injury striking their pitching staff, the Mets need Robert Gsellman to provide some stability Wednesday for the back end of their rotation. The American League Wild Card-leading Yankees hope Jaime Garcia can do the same for them as the Subway Series moves to Citi Field for its final two games.

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State of the Yanks: Cashman on Deadline
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Yankees on Demand sat down with general manager Brian Cashman to discuss the club’s busy non-waiver Trade Deadline.

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With Yanks' rotation depth tested, Gray delivers
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It was only a couple weeks ago that the Yankees traded for Sonny Gray, adding what they believed to be a front-line starter to their rotation.

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Gray handcuffs Mets for 1st win with Yanks
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Sonny Gray hurled six-plus solid innings to pick up his first win in pinstripes and Aroldis Chapman survived a bumpy ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the Mets, 5-4, on Tuesday evening, concluding the Yankee Stadium portion of the Subway Series.

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