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With quick hooks, Yanks win 2 of 3 from Rays at Citi Field

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Given a two-run lead and one out from qualifying for his first win with the Yankees, Jaime Garcia gave up an opposite-field single to left by Lucas Duda on a check swing. Joe Girardi walked to the mound, and Garcia handed him the ball without saying a word, without even looking at him, then muttered while walking to the dugout. “I don’t think I’ve ever been pleased when the manager takes me out,” Garcia said.

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Brett Gardner’s walk-off single leads Yankees past Rays

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This latest hit by Brett Gardner produced another walkoff win for the New York Yankees – without any mishaps, either. Gardner hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, sending the AL East leaders over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 for their sixth straight win.

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Yanks avoid sweep with 3-2 win over Rays

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi couldn’t help but smile when talking about 5-foot-11 Brett Gardner going deep again and 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge making an unbelievable diving catch. Gardner hit his eighth home run, one more than this 2016 total, and CC Sabathia won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly a year to help New York beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Sunday and avoid a three-game sweep. Didi Gregorius had an RBI single in the second for the second…

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Homers, hit batters, ejections define Rays’ win over Yanks

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Corey Dickerson homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays won their season-high fourth in a row, beating the New York Yankees 9-5 Saturday in a game that included three hit batters, three ejections and one animated argument. Yankees rookie Aaron Judge hit his 15th home run, most in the majors. He also doubled and has a career-best eight-game hitting streak. New York manager Joe Girardi used his hands to cover the plate with dirt after being tossed by umpire Scott…

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Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush join forces in bid to buy Marlins

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Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush have formed a team in their attempt to buy a team. The former New York Yankees star and former Florida governor have joined forces in their pursuit of the Miami Marlins, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday. The person confirmed the partnership to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Jeter and Bush have not commented. They initially had competing interests in efforts to buy the team. The person said Quogue Capital…

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High-profile alcohol abuse cases rock sports world

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There is plenty of drama on the field in the months of autumn. College football is now fully into its conference seasons while Major League Baseball will determine the participants in the National and American League Championship Series this week. Unfortunately, plenty of off-the-field drama surfaced in recent days involving two different teams, two different people and two different sports in our nation’s two largest cities. The two people involved need help and will get it one way or another.…

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Yankees need more than history to get by Astros

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The Houston Astros came into existence in 1962 as the Colt 45s. Houston finished with a 64-96 record, but their fellow expansion team that year did much worse. The New York Mets were 40-120. While finishing 24 games better than the Mets that year, Houston’s “superiority” did not last. By the end of the decade, New York was celebrating a World Series victory by a team other than the Yankees. By 1965, the team became the Astros as they moved…

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