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Let’s face it. No one knows where Cliff Lee will sign. ESPN Los Angeles thinks he will go to the Angels. Within a span of a day, the Washington Nationals, spending like a kid with their parents’ credit card, were “prepared to offer Lee a 7-year contract”, only to have the story retracted later. The Texas Rangers still think they can lasso Lee back to Texas based on his “likeness to his time in Arlington” according to ESPN Dallas – Fort Worth. Lastly, ESPN New York seems to think the Yankees are ready to make their big purchase. As you can see, there can be no conclusion drawn besides A. Teams want Cliff Lee, B. Teams besides the Yankees want Cliff Lee and C. ESPN has too many websites giving spectulative information. However, if another team manages to sign him, the Yankees will need to have a contingency plan, especially with the recent news out of the Andy Pettitte camp. Let’s look at some possible free agent targets, and if there is any shot the Yankees will sign them.

Hey Cliff - Seattle Weekly

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The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 8-3. Javier Vazquez looked downright awful and may have pitched his way off of the playoff roster. Alex Rodriguez crushed his 30th home run of the year; more on that mile stone below. With the Rays loss, the Yankees are still behind in the AL East.

See Ya, Cito - Nathan Denette - Canadian Press

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The billing of the second CC Sabathia-David Price showdown did not live up to its hype. In duo’s first face off, each lefty threw eight shutout, dominant innings. Tonight however, Sabathia gave way to seven earned Tampa Bay runs while Price danced out of trouble in most innings, allowing only three runs. The Yankee bullpen didn’t do Sabathia any favors. Javier Vazquez and especially Joba Chamberlain were dreadful as they allowed six Ray runs (three earned). When the dust settled, the Rays took the final game of this four-game set, 10-3 and own the tie-breaker over the Yankees, a 10-8 season series win. The Yankees are still ahead of the Rays by a half game in the standings.

That Type Of Night

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The New York Yankees were (finally) defeated by the Texas Rangers 6-5. Nelson Cruz homered twice, including a game-tying homer in the 8th and game-winning shot in the 13th. Chad Gaudin was the pitcher who had to give up the loss. With the loss, the Yankees lead in the AL East is 1.5 games.

This best describes tonight's game - Tom Pennington / Getty Images

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After a disappointing three game set against the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees will fly to Texas for three-game against the Rangers. The Yanks and Rangers split a two-game set in Texas a month ago. The highlight of the series was the Yankee rally when they trailed Cliff Lee 6-1 in the seventh inning. This could be a potential playoff series preview, so be sure to tune in and watch. Star outfield Josh Hamilton will not play this weekend and Cliff Lee is questionable with a back injury.

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Marcus Thames’ seventh inning two-run home run broke a 5-5 tie as the Yankees took the second game of their three game set against the Blue Jays, 7-5. The victory was the Yanks’ eighth straight win.

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With the Rays heading to Baltimore to play the O’s, winning this series is critical for the Yanks. They currently sit 1.5 games ahead of TB in the AL East and will hope for some help from our friend, Buck Showalter. The Yankees will face the same three arms that they saw in Toronto, so yay for consistency. The Yankees are 5-7 against the Jays this year. Let’s hope they can hit Morrow and Cecil this time around…

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The New York Yankees defeated the Oakland Athletics by a score of 11-5 tonight. Javier Vazquez picked up the win in relief and the Yankees defeated Trevor Cahill for the second time this year. With the win, the Yankees move to 31 games over .500 and remain tied with the Tampa Bay Rays for the eighth consecutive day.

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The New York Yankees couldn’t figure out Brett Cecil and ran out of innings against the Toronto bullpen and lost the game tonight by a score of 6-3. Phil Hughes lacked command and took his sixth loss of the year. With the loss, the Yankees drop to 78-49 on the season and are still tied for first in the AL East with a Tampa Bay loss.

Only in Boston will you find a player with a glove on his hand that isn't a pitcher getting ejected for arguing balls and strikes. - AP

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A day after getting shut out by ‘King Felix’ (I don’t exactly understand the whole ‘king’ thing, but anyway), the Yankee offense woke up and put up nine runs on the Mariners en-route to a 9-5 win. Jorge Posada led the charge with a first inning, two-run home run. Eduardo Nunez, who got the start at third for the injured A-Rod (more on him later), collected his first major league hit, a seventh inning RBI single. For the fourth straight time, Javier Vazquez failed to give the Yankees six innings. In three innings, Vazquez gave up four runs on eight hits.

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