The Yankees beat the Mariners on Thursday, 4-2, on Alex Rodriguez's two-run home run in the eighth inning. Anthony Rieber has the details.

Ken Davidoff's column is a big-picture look at how the Yankees are so stacked another October appearance almost seems like an afterthought and a two-game losing streak shouldn't be anything for Yankees fans to worry about.

CC Sabathia pitched well and fulfilled his role as the team's stopper. Hunter Atkins has the story.

The Yankees notebook includes an item about A.J. Burnett's very important start today against the Blue Jays.

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Erik Boland's Yankees Insider is about prospect Andrew Brackman, a 6-10 pitcher who is coming into his own at Double-A after some epic struggles.

Not sure why this is news, but George Steinbrenner had an early 80th birthday party on Thursday.