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Clubhouse Buzz: ALDS Game 5
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CC Sabathia shut the Indians down and Didi Gregorius blasted two homers off Corey Kluber. Hear what the Yankees had to say after advancing to the ALCS.

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Yankees-Astros: ALCS positional breakdown
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The ALCS gets started in Houston on Friday night, but with both rosters loaded with talent, who gets the edge? Let’s break down the Yankees and Astros position by position to see where each side has advantages.

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Yanks tab Tanaka for ALCS Game 1 in Houston
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Fresh off arguably the biggest start of his career, right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Friday against the Astros, the Yankees announced on Thursday. Game 1 will air at 8 p.m. ET on FS1.

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Opposites Judge, Altuve epitomize greatness
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Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge defines greatness one way, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve another. That’s the beauty of this sport.

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Inbox: Will LoMo be back with Rays in 2018?
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Will the Rays bring back Logan Morrison? What roles will Mallex Smith and Matt Duffy play in 2018? Beat reporter Bill Chastain answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.

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Gardner's patience pays off late for Yankees
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Brett Gardner, the longest-tenured Yankee, has seemingly always embodied one of the best characteristics the team wants in a hitter — working the count to grind out good at-bats.

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CC fades in 5th after strong start to Game 5
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Yankees lefty CC Sabathia found ways to get it done over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday night, striking out nine Indians and exiting with a lead in a decisive Game 5 of the ALDS presented by Doosan. New York won the series, 3-2, to advance to the AL Championship Series.

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Yanks' ALDS comeback takes Girardi off hook
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For Yankees manager Joe Girardi, Wednesday’s victory in Game 5 downgraded his non-challenge flap in Game 2 to just a footnote in what has otherwise been a largely successful managerial career.

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Chapman, Robertson seal ALDS win
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Aroldis Chapman trotted out to the mound Wednesday night with a one-run lead and six outs standing between the Yankees and the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World.

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Didi drives Yanks to ALCS date with Astros
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Didi Gregorius homered twice, CC Sabathia rolled back the clock with nine strikeouts before turning it over to the bullpen in the fifth inning and the Yankees completed their historic comeback from a daunting deficit, advancing past the Indians with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night in Game 5 of the American League Division Series […]

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Judge determined to get on track vs. Astros
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Aaron Judge has said that he is not concerned by his growing strikeout totals, but as the Yankees head into the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World against the Astros, they are hoping that the rookie slugger can recapture the form that he showed in a September to remember.

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Rays visit Puerto Rico, provide hurricane aid
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Puerto Rico needed relief. So Tampa Bay called upon its bullpen and delivered a save that was too big for any box score.

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