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The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays tonight by a final score of 6-4. Bartolo Colon was serviceable, but Boone Logan picked up the win and Dave Robertson picked up a two-inning save as the Yankees take a full-game lead over the Red Sox in the division. 

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Mariano Rivera blew a save in the ninth and Dave Robertson allowed a game-winning single by Ty Wigginton in the 11th to give the Baltimore Orioles a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees. With the Yankee loss and the Tampa Bay loss, the Yankees remain in first place in the AL East.

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In another game with a playoff atmosphere, the New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4. Robinson Cano was the player of the game, going 3-4 with a huge home run in the top of the ninth to give the Yankees the win. Javier Vazquez went 6.1 innings strong, but Dave Robertson got the win and Mariano Rivera picked up the save. With the win, the Yankees move to 66-37 on the season and guarantee that they will remain in first in the AL East over the Rays.

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Initial Reaction:

Although there was much buzz about the Yankees and their deadline deals, there was still an important game that needed to be played this tonight. Much like yesterday’s game, tonight’s game had a playoff feel to it. Both pitchers, Javier Vazquez and Matt Garza, had their good and bad moments…

J. Vazquez 6.1 IP 4 ER 8 H 3 K 0 BB 1 HR
M. Garza 7 IP 4 ER 5 H 9 K 1 BB 2 HR

Positives From The Game:

DFA: The best news before the game started? The addition of Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns, and Kerry Wood meant that Chan Ho Park got designated for assignment. So long CHoP.

What a Bomb!: Mark Teixeira’s sixth inning home run went right down the first base line, but it would have been out anywhere in the park. This tied the game at three.

Batting Sixth: Nick Swisher obviously wasn’t too bothered with being moved to sixth in the lineup, as he hit a home run in the top of the seventh to tie the game at four apiece.

The Pen: Boone Logan and Dave Robertson pitched effectively in the seventh and eighth innings, shutting down the top of the potent Rays’ lineup.

Robby!: Robinson Cano had another fantastic game going 3-4, but his two doubles didn’t match up with his solo shot in the top of the ninth inning to give the Yankees a 5-4 lead.

Negatives From The Game:

Sir Lancelot: In an unimpressive first game as a Yankee, Lance Berkman went 0-4. Obviously, he will turn it around, but it’s never fun watching someone pop out, foul out, fly out, and strike out.

Game Changer: Carl Crawford can affect a game in many ways. It looked like he was going to single-handedly beat the Yanks in his first two at bats. He ended up going 2-3 with an RBI and a steal. If the Yanks can’t have him next year, I hope he goes far, far away from the AL East.

Interesting Facts:

Alex Rodriguez, remember him? He went 0-4 and is still stuck on 599 career home runs.

What’s Next?:

The Yankees will finish their three game series in St. Petersburg tomorrow afternoon at 1:05. The game can be viewed on the YES Network.

Projected Starters:

CC Sabathia (13-4, 3.15 ERA) vs. James Shields (9-9, 4.79 ERA)

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The New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 via a walk-off hit from the All-Star, Nick Swisher. Swisher led the offense with a solo home run to tie the game in the eighth and a walk-off single to score Curtis Granderson in the ninth. Tonight, my friends, pie is on the menu.

It was their first game after the All-Star break, and the first game played at home since the recent deaths of P.A. announcer Bob Sheppard and owner George Steinbrenner. With the win, the Yankees move to 57-32 on the season and increase their lead in the AL East over the Rays to three games.

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With the 2010 Major League Baseball season more than halfway over and the most boring sports day of the year upon us, I figured I’d hand out a midterm report card to the New York Yankees. Professor Poedubicky plays no favorites, and isn’t afraid to tell his pupils if they need to be more productive…

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A.J. Burnett’s great start was not rewarded with a win, but with a no decision, as the Yankee bullpen had a terrible outing. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-1 in 11 innings. Dave Robertson picked up the loss for the Yanks. With the loss, the Yankees drop to 48-31 on the season.

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In the first game of a rematch of the 2009 World Series, the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 8-3. The game featured two of the best pitchers in the Major Leagues today: CC Sabathia, who earned the win for the Yanks and Roy Halladay, who picked up the loss. With the win, the Bronx Bombers move to 41-23 on the season. Also, with the Tampa Bay/Atlanta game starting about two hours late because of rain, the New York Yankees pull a half-game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for not only the best record in the division, but the Major Leagues…

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On Military Appreciation Day, Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada had monster games in leading the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros, 9-3. Javier Vazquez got the win for the Yankees which moved his record above .500 to 6-5. With the win, the Yankees move to 39-23 on the season.

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The New York Yankees dropped the second game of a two game series to the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-6. James Shields got the win for the Rays and Andy Pettitte took the loss for the Yankees. The loss is their fourth in fifth games, and drops the Yankees to 25-16.

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The New York Yankees almost had a fantastic comeback tonight, but came up just short against the Baltimore Orioles, 5-4. The loss drops the Yankees to 12-7 on the season.

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