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SEPT. 28: RAYS 8, YANKEES 7 (12) Game

SEPT. 28: RAYS 8, YANKEES 7 (12)
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Recap: The first seven innings of this game was all Yankees, who jumped out to a 7-0 lead. Mark Teixeira hit two homers, including a grand slam while Andruw Jones had a solo home run. In the eighth inning, the Rays capped a six-run inning with a three-run home run by Evan Longoria to cut the Yanks' lead to one. Dan Johnson homered in the ninth for the tie and Longoria won it in the 12th with a solo shot. Meanwhile in Baltimore, the Orioles scored two runs in the ninth inning for a little walk-off magic of their own to knock the Boston out of the playoffs.
Key stat: A.J. Burnett pitched to one batter out of the bullpen in the seventh inning. He retired Sean Rodriguez on a grounder to third base before being taken out of the game.
2011 record: 97-65
2010 record: 95-67

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SEPT. 28: RAYS 8, YANKEES 7 (12) Game
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SEPT. 28: RAYS 8, YANKEES 7 (12)
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Recap: The first seven innings of this game was all Yankees, who jumped out to a 7-0 lead. Mark Teixeira hit two homers, including a grand slam while Andruw Jones had a solo home run. In the eighth inning, the Rays capped a six-run inning with a three-run home run by Evan Longoria to cut the Yanks' lead to one. Dan Johnson homered in the ninth for the tie and Longoria won it in the 12th with a solo shot. Meanwhile in Baltimore, the Orioles scored two runs in the ninth inning for a little walk-off magic of their own to knock the Boston out of the playoffs.
Key stat: A.J. Burnett pitched to one batter out of the bullpen in the seventh inning. He retired Sean Rodriguez on a grounder to third base before being taken out of the game.
2011 record: 97-65
2010 record: 95-67

SEPT. 27: RAYS 5, YANKEES 3 Game story
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SEPT. 27: RAYS 5, YANKEES 3
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Recap: Rafael Soriano coughed up a 3-2 seventh-inning lead when Tampa native Matt Joyce hit a three-run homer, leading the Rays to a 5-3 victory over the Yankees at Tropicana Field. The Red Sox defeated the Orioles in Baltimore setting up a tie in the wild card going into the final day of the season. Although the game was essentially meaningless for the Yankees, it was not for Bartolo Colon, who allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings and left with a one run lead.
Key stat: Former Yankee Johnny Damon notched career hit 2,722 to surpass Lou Gehrig on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 97-64
2010 record: 95-66

SEPT. 26: RAYS 5, YANKEES 2 Game story
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SEPT. 26: RAYS 5, YANKEES 2
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Recap: Hector Noesi started a game the Yankees didn't need while the Rays trotted out "Big Game James" Shields. The Yanks jumped out to an 2-0 lead on a solo home run by Robinson Cano in the first inning and an RBI single in the third. The Rays scored three times in the third, with B.J. Upton doubling home two runs and scoring on Johnny Damon's single, and Shields didn't allow a run the rest of his outing. He have up six hits in 8 2/3 innings, with Kyle Farnsworth picking up the final out.
Key stat: With the Red Sox losing to the Orioles in Baltimore, the Rays and Boston are tied in the wild card standings.
2011 record: 97-63
2010 record: 95-65

SEPT. 25: RED SOX 7, YANKEES 4 (GAME
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SEPT. 25: RED SOX 7, YANKEES 4 (GAME 2)
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Recap: The Red Sox and their jittery fans have reason to hope after Boston's 7-4, 14-inning victory in Game 2 of the day-night doubleheader. Jacoby Ellsbury's three-run home run off Scott Proctor in the 14th put the Red Sox ahead. Ellsbury hit two solo home runs in the first game. With the win, the Red Sox held on to a one-game lead over Tampa Bay in the American League wild-card race.
Key stat: Jesus Montero was 2-for-4 in Game 2 and raised his average to .357 since joining the Yankees on Sept. 1.
2011 record: 97-62
2010 record: 94-65

SEPT. 25: YANKEES 6, RED SOX 2 (GAME
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SEPT. 25: YANKEES 6, RED SOX 2 (GAME 1)
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Recap: The Yankees had nothing to prove, already having clinched home-field advantage throughout the league playoffs. But for A.J. Burnett, Sunday was an audition and he aced it going 7 2/3 innings giving up two earned runs ans striking out six for the win. Another guy who may be fighting for a spot on the postseason roster, Jorge Posada, hit his 14th homer of the season.
Key stat: Derek Jeter was 3-for-4 and ended Game 1 of the doubleheader with a .300 average.
2011 record: 97-61
2010 record: 94-64

SEPT. 24: YANKEES 9, RED SOX 1 Game
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SEPT. 24: YANKEES 9, RED SOX 1
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Recap: Derek Jeter and Jesus Montero keyed a big second inning, and Montero finished a triple short of the cycle in a blowout win against Boston. Jeter hit a three-run homer in the second, scoring Jesus Montero and Russell Martin. Montero had singled earlier in the inning, and added a two-run double in the third and a solo homer in the sixth. Freddy Garcia picked up the win, allowing no runs over six innings.
Key stat: Jon Lester has allowed four or more runs in each of his last three starts. The Red Sox have lost all three of those games.
2011 record: 96-61
2010 record: 93-64

SEPT. 22: RAYS 15, YANKEES 8 Game story
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SEPT. 22: RAYS 15, YANKEES 8
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Recap: A night after celebrating another AL East crown, the Yankees got a rude reminder: their starting pitching needs work. Bartolo Colon, who could end up pitching Game 3 in the ALDS, was roughed up for his second straight start. Colon allowed seven hits and seven runs over three innings, and dropped to 8-10 in the season. The Yankees offense woke up after Matt Moore (five shutout innings, 11 strikeouts) exited, but it was much too little, too late.
Key stat: Dellin Betances, in his MLB debut, walked all four batters he faced. Betances threw 27 pitches, 20 of them for balls.
2011 record: 95-61
2010 record: 93-63

SEPT. 21: YANKEES 4, RAYS 2 (GAME 2)
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SEPT. 21: YANKEES 4, RAYS 2 (GAME 2)
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Recap: Same day, same team, same score, more celebrating. Just a few hours after beating the Rays to clinch a playoff berth, the Yankees won again by the same score, clinching the AL East title. Jorge Posada was the hero, his pinch hit two-run single in the eighth proving to be the difference. CC Sabathia, in search of his 20th win, pitched well, allowing two runs over 7 1/3 innings, but didn't factor in the decision.
Key stat: David Robertson needed one pitch to get two outs in the top of the eighth inning, bailing Sabathia out of a jam.
2011 record: 95-60
2010 record: 92-63

SEPT. 21: YANKEES 4, RAYS 2 (GAME 1)
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SEPT. 21: YANKEES 4, RAYS 2 (GAME 1)
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Recap: If there was any downside to the Yankees' clinching a playoff berth, it was their helping out the Red Sox in the process. New York beat the Rays for the second straight day in come-from-behind fashion, clinching a spot in the playoffs in the first half of a day-night doubleheader. Trailing 2-1 in the eighth, Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, driving in Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter to take the lead. Mariano Rivera then pitched a perfect ninth to secure the win.
Key stat: Hector Noesi got the last-minute start after Phil Hughes was scratched. He was one of eight pitchers the Yankees used.
2011 record: 94-60
2010 record: 92-62

SEPT. 20: YANKEES 5, RAYS 0 Game story
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SEPT. 20: YANKEES 5, RAYS 0
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Recap: Ivan Nova picked up his 16th win of the season, extending his unbeaten streak to 15 starts, in the Yankees win. The rookie went 7 2/3 innings for the Yankees, lowering his ERA 3.62. Offensively, Curtis Granderson powered New York, going 3-for-5 with 4 RBIs. Granderson now has 119 runs batted in on the season. Derek Jeter, Eric Chavez, Russell Martin and Brett Gardner all added two hits apiece.
Key stat: The Yankees left 18 runners on base.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with a pair of singles. Jeter has 3,082 hits, 28 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 93-60
2010 record: 92-61

SEPT. 19: YANKEES 6, TWINS 4 Game story
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SEPT. 19: YANKEES 6, TWINS 4
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Recap: Who would've thought a makeup of a rainout from April 6 would become so historic? Mariano Rivera picked up his record 602nd save pitching a perfect ninth inning as the Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-4. It was his 43rd save of the season and it was in true River fashion: 13 pitches. Rivera's record-setting performance also saved the Yankees from having to think or talk too much about A.J. Burnett's latest disaster, where he didn't make it out of the fifth inning against a weak Twins lineup.
Key stat: The record-breaking save was Rivera's 32 career save against the Twins.
Jeter Watch: 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Jeter has 3,080 hits, 30 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 92-60
2010 record: 92-60

SEPT. 18: BLUE JAYS 3, YANKEES 0 Game
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SEPT. 18: BLUE JAYS 3, YANKEES 0
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Recap: The bad news: With Joe Girardi resting many of his regulars (Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira), the Yankees didn't score against Toronto righthander Brandon Morrow, who allowed four hits in eight innings. Yankees' Freddy Garcia allowed three runs, five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings as he took the lost. The good news: Mariano Rivera will have eight chances at the Stadium this week to earn the save that will put him atop the all-time list.
Key stat: The Yankees finished their four-city, 10-game trip 4-6.
Jeter Watch: Did not play. Jeter has 3,077 hits, 33 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 91-60
2010 record: 92-59

SEPT. 17: YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 6 Game
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SEPT. 17: YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 6
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Recap: No. 42 picked up save No. 42 on the season, and more importantly, No. 601 in his career. Mariano Rivera pitched a 1-2-3 ninth, the save tying him with Trevor Hoffman for first on the all-time list. It was Rivera's seventh save in seven September appearances, and it capped off a Yankees rally from a 6-1 deficit. Bartolo Colon was pulled after four innings, and the Blue Jays held on to their five-run lead until the sixth. New York's offense then came alive, keyed by home runs by Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson, his 40th on the season.
Key stat: The Yankees bullpen, including Scott Proctor, Aaron Laffey, Hector Noesi, Rafael Soriano and Rivera, combined to pitch five no-hit innings, striking out six and walking one.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a run. Jeter has 3,077 hits, 33 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 91-59
2010 record: 91-59

SEPT. 16: BLUE JAYS 5, YANKEES 4 Game
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SEPT. 16: BLUE JAYS 5, YANKEES 4
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Recap: Mariano Rivera's shot at tying Trevor Hoffman's all-time saves record was put on hold, as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees on a walk-off hit. CC Sabathia was given a lead lead early, thanks to a Nick Swisher double and Eric Chavez home run. He couldn't hold it, though, and was chased after 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on 10 hits. The game was tied until the bottom of the ninth inning, when Toronto led off with a double and then an intentional walk against Boone Logan. Cory Wade came in, and the first batter he faced, Jose Molina, hit a game-ending single.
Key stat: David Robertson pitched a shutout inning, lowering his ERA to 1.14.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Jeter has 3,076 hits, 34 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 90-59
2010 record: 90-59

SEPT. 14: MARINERS 2, YANKEES 1 (12) Game
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SEPT. 14: MARINERS 2, YANKEES 1 (12)
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Recap: Ivan Nova was his usual dominant self, allowing one run over 7 1/3 innings. The Yankees offense, however, was overmatched by M's starter Jason Vargas, managing just a run off him over 6 2/3 innings. The game was tied after nine at one apiece, and would stretch through 12 innings. In the bottom of the 12th, Luis Rodriguez, already with a pair of doubles, belted a walk-off home run to deep rightfield off Cory Wade to give Seattle the win.
Key stat: Nova remained undefeated since June 3 with the no decision.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a single. Jeter has 3,076 hits, 34 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 90-58
2010 record: 90-58

SEPT. 13: YANKEES 3, MARINERS 2 Game story
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SEPT. 13: YANKEES 3, MARINERS 2
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Recap: Robinson Cano homered and A.J. Burnett pitched effectively, but Mariano Rivera stole the show in the Yankees' win over Seattle. Rivera entered the game with a one-run lead in the ninth inning. With two outs, Ichiro, who had singled earlier in the inning, was caught stealing second base by Russell Martin to end the game. The out secured Rivera's 600th career save, making him the second pitcher in MLB history to surpass that milestone.
Key stat: Burnett struck out 11 batters, a season high.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a strikeout. Jeter has 3,075 hits, 35 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 90-57
2010 record: 89-58

SEPT. 12: YANKEES 9, MARINERS 3 Game story
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SEPT. 12: YANKEES 9, MARINERS 3
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Recap: King Felix was reduced to just Felix Hernandez in a 9-3 loss to the Yankees. The Yankees pounded the righthander for six runs and nine hits in six innings and increased their lead over the idle Red Sox in the AL East to four games. Mark Teixeira's solo homer in the fourth broke a 1-1 tie. Five batters later, Chris Dickerson drilled a two-run home run to extend the Yankees' lead to 6-1 capping a five-run inning. Phil Hughes was solid in six innings allowing five hits and one earned run to earn his fifth win of the year.
Key stat: Austin Romine earned his first big-league hit with an opposite field single in the seventh inning.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a single and run scored. Jeter has 3,074 hits, 36 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 89-57
2010 record: 88-58

SEPT. 11: YANKEES 6, ANGELS 5 Game story
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SEPT. 11: YANKEES 6, ANGELS 5
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Recap: Curtis Granderson hit his 39th home run of the season, Robinson Cano added his 26th, and the Yankees caught a lucky break to avoid a series sweep against the Angels. In the seventh inning, trailing 5-4, Mark Teixeira lifted a fly ball to deep centerfield that looked like a sacrifice fly. Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos dropped it, though, allowing a pair of Yankees - including what would be the game-winning run - to score.
Key stat: Mariano Rivera picked up the save in the win. It was his 40th save of the season, the eighth time in his career he's reached that mark.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Jeter has 3,073 hits, 37 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 88-57
2010 record: 88-57

SEPT. 10: ANGELS 6, YANKEES 0 Game story
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SEPT. 10: ANGELS 6, YANKEES 0
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Recap: Jorge Posada made a cameo behind the plate, but it didn't help the Yankees' bats against a dominant Dan Haren. Haren hurled a complete game shutout, scattering four hits. Posada was forced into the game in the third inning after Russell Martin was removed. CC Sabathia got the start for the Yankees, allowing one run over six innings. The Angels did most of their damage against Hector Noesi, scoring four runs off him in the seventh.
Key stat: The loss was the Yankees' fourth in a row. In 2010, over the same stretch -- games 141-144 -- the team also lost four in a row. Furthermore, the Yankees started and finished that losing streak with the same record as this year.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4. Jeter has 3,071 hits, 39 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 87-57
2010 record: 87-57

SEPT. 9: ANGELS 2, YANKEES 1 Game story
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SEPT. 9: ANGELS 2, YANKEES 1
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Recap: Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings, but the Angels bullpen outlasted the Yankees' in a New York loss. Aaron Laffey and Luis Ayala couldn't keep the Angels off the bases in the ninth, with Los Angeles loading the bases with nobody out. Maicer Izturis then lifted a sacrifice fly to Curtis Granderson, scoring Jeff Mathis easily. The Yankees were shut down by Jered Weaver, who allowed three hits and one run while striking out 12 over eight innings. Jesus Monetro's home run in he third, his third of the year, was the Bombers' only offense.
Key stat: Colon needed 99 pitches to get through seven innings.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4. Jeter has 3,070 hits, 40 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 87-56
2010 record: 87-56

SEPT. 8: ORIOLES 5, YANKEES 4 (10) Game
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SEPT. 8: ORIOLES 5, YANKEES 4 (10)
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Recap: Rafael Soriano and Scott Proctor were unable to hold a lead and then a tie, resulting in the Orioles' second straight extra innings win. Soriano blew a save in the eighth inning, when Robert Andino singled home Chris Davis, tying the game, 4-4. Then, in the 10th, Andino again came through, hitting a walk-off single against Proctor that scored Nolan Reimold.
Key stat: The loss was the first for the Yankees in an Ivan Nova start since June 3, a streak spanning 12 starts.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk. Jeter has 3,069 hits, 41 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 87-55
2010 record: 87-55

SEPT. 6: YANKEES 5, ORIOLES 3 Game story
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SEPT. 6: YANKEES 5, ORIOLES 3
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Recap:Long after the game's scheduled start time, and in front of a nearly empty Yankee Stadium, the Bombers topped the Orioles. The game was delayed over four hours before the first pitch due to rain. Looking to avoid scheduling a doubleheader in a packed schedule, the Yankees opted to wait the rain out, starting the game after 11:00 p.m. The game was tied in the bottom of the seventh when Francisco Cervelli and Brett Gardner hit back-to-back home runs, which proved to be the difference.
Key stat: Gardner's home run was the Yankees' 200th of the season.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3 with a run and a walk. Jeter has 3,068 hits, 42 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 87-53
2010 record: 87-53

SEPT. 5: YANKEES 11, ORIOLES 10 Game story
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SEPT. 5: YANKEES 11, ORIOLES 10
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Recap: Jesus Montero enjoyed his first two Yankee Stadium curtain calls, bailing out Freddy Garcia in the Yankees' fifth straight win. Montero hit his first two career home runs, a solo shot in the fifth and a two-run homer in the seventh, the latter proving to be the difference. As a team, the Bombers hit four total home runs - crucial considering Garcia's rough outing. Baltimore chased Garcia after just 2 2/3 innings, knocking him around for nine hits and seven runs.
Key stat: Eight Yankees starters finished with at least one hit, and seven scored at least one run.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a run. Jeter has 3,067 hits, 43 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 86-53
2010 record: 86-53

SEPT. 4: YANKEES 9, BLUE JAYS 3 Game
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SEPT. 4: YANKEES 9, BLUE JAYS 3
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Recap: Led by Derek Jeter's bat and CC Sabathia's arm, the Yankees finished off a sweep of the Blue Jays. Jeter drove in five runs, three coming on a home run off Brett Cecil, to pace the Yankees offense. The support was plenty for Sabathia, who was lights out. Over 7 1/3 innings, Sabathia allowed two runs and struck out 10, walking just one. He improved to 19-7 on the season with the win.
Key stat: Rafael Soriano, who picked up a hold, allowed a run for the first time in his last six appearances.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs. Jeter has 3,066 hits, 44 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 85-53
2010 record: 86-52

SEPT. 3: YANKEES 6, BLUE JAYS 4 Game
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SEPT. 3: YANKEES 6, BLUE JAYS 4
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Recap: Robinson Cano reminded everybody at Yankee Stadium that Curtis Granderson isn't the team's only MVP candidate. Cano hit a clutch double in the seventh inning that gave the Yankees the lead for good, prompting manager Joe Girardi to say after the game, "I wouldn't write him off in that MVP race just yet." The double scored two runs, lifting Cano's RBI total on the season to 101. Bartolo Colon didn't factor in the decision, allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings. Boone Logan picked up the win, and David Robertson pitched two scoreless innings for the save.
Key stat: Cervelli's homer was his third of the season, but his second in his last three games.
Jeter Watch: Did not play. Jeter has 3,064 hits, 46 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 84-53
2010 record: 86-51

SEPT. 2: YANKEES 3, BLUE JAYS 2 Game
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SEPT. 2: YANKEES 3, BLUE JAYS 2
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Recap: Ivan Nova continued to show that he could be a formidable No. 2 pitcher in the postseason, picking up his 11th straight win in New York's win over Toronto. Nova went seven innings, allowing three hits and two runs, to improve to 15-4 on the year. Brett Gardner did most of the damage offensively, hitting a two-run home run in the third inning that tied the game at 2. Robinson Cano's RBI single two innings later wound up being the difference.
Key stat: Mariano Rivera picked up his fourth save in five days.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a run and a steal. Jeter has 3,064 hits, 46 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 83-53
2010 record: 86-50

SEPT. 1: YANKEES 4, RED SOX 2 Game
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SEPT. 1: YANKEES 4, RED SOX 2
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Recap: A.J. Burnett buckled down in a crucial start, and Mariano Rivera survived a jam in the ninth, leading New York to a series win over Boston. Burnett went 5 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs, but didn't factor in the decision. The Yankees grabbed the lead in the seventh off of Alfredo Aceves and Daniel Bard, two of Boston's best relievers. In the ninth, the Red Sox loaded the bases with two outs against Rivera, but he struck out Adrian Gonzalez looking to get the save.
Key stat: Burnett allowed fewer than three earned runs in a start for the first time since June 29.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4 with two singles and a walk. Jeter has 3,063 hits, 47 shy of Dave Winfield for 19th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 82-53
2010 record: 85-50

AUG 31: RED SOX 9, YANKEES 5 Game
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AUG 31: RED SOX 9, YANKEES 5
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Recap: Phil Hughes didn't perform in a crucial start for his job security, and the Red Sox used the long ball to even up their series with the Yankees. David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jason Varitek all went deep for Boston in the win, with Ortiz's homer coming off Hughes. Hughes wound up going 5 2/3 innings, allowing six runs. He fell to 4-5. Josh Beckett improved to 12-5 for the Sox.
Key stat: The Red Sox finished with five RBIs with two outs.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-3 with a stolen base. Jeter has 3,061 hits, passing Craig Biggio for 20th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 81-53
2010 record: 84-50

AUG 30: YANKEES 5, RED SOX 2 Game
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AUG 30: YANKEES 5, RED SOX 2
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Recap: CC Sabathia finally figured out the Red Sox, Francisco Cervelli had a big day at the plate and sparks flew as the Bombers improved to 3-10 against Boston in 2011 with a series-opening win. Sabathia didn't pitch a gem, but did improve to 18-7 on the year, allowing two runs and 10 hits over six innings. Cervelli, meanwhile, homered for the Yanks, and managed to stir up a controversy in the process. After touching home plate, Cervelli emphatically clapped his hands in the direction of Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. In Cervelli's following at bat, he was plunked by John Lackey, prompting the benches to clear. The incident didn't escalate beyond shouting, but tensions were raised, with Larry Rothschild getting thrown out in the altercation, and Joe Girardi getting tossed later in the game.
Key stat: Sabathia entered the game 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA against Boston this season
Jeter Watch: 0-for-5. Jeter has 3,059 hits, one behind Craig Biggio for 20th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 81-52
2010 record: 83-50

AUG 29: YANKEES 3, ORIOLES 2 Game story
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AUG 29: YANKEES 3, ORIOLES 2
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Recap: No Alex Rodriguez. No Derek Jeter. No problem for the Yankees. Freddy Garcia was solid in six innings only giving up two hits and one run. Garcia had not pitched since Aug. 7 because of a cut on his index finger. The offense provided just enough thanks to a two-run home run by Nick Swisher and an RBI double from Mark Teixeira. Mariano Rivera worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his 34th save of the season and 593rd of his career.
Key stat: Swisher's home run was his sixth in the last seven games.
Jeter Watch: Did not play. Jeter has 3,059 hits, one behind Craig Biggio for 20th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 80-52
2010 record: 82-50

AUG. 28: YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 3 (GAME 2)
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AUG. 28: YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 3 (GAME 2)
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Recap: After scoring zero runs and on five hits, the Bronx Bombers hit fiver home runs, including two by Curtis Granderson. With the game tied at three in the sixth inning, Robinson Cano's two-run homer gave the Yankees the lead. It was the start of a trend as the next two batters, Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones also homered, to complete the four-tun inning. Not to be outdone, Granderson capped off the evening with a solo shot in the seventh to give the Yankees a split in the doubleheader.
Key stat: Granderson has 10 home runs and 21 RBIs in his last 18 games.
Jeter Watch: Did not play. Jeter has 3,059 hits, one behind Craig Biggio for 20th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 79-52
2010 record: 81-50

AUG. 28: ORIOLES 2, YANKEES (GAME 1) Game
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AUG. 28: ORIOLES 2, YANKEES (GAME 1)
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Recap: Bartolo Colon was out-dueled by the Orioles' Zach Britton in the first game of the doubleheader. The good news is, Colon pitched like he did in the first half of 2011. He pitched 7 2/3 innings giving up two runs and two hits, including a two-hitter through six innings. The bad news: Derek Jeter fouled the ball off the top of his right kneecap in his second at-bat and had to leave the game. He was given x-rays in between games.
Key stat: Robinson Cano went 0-for-3, ending his 17-game hitting streak.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4. Jeter has 3,059 hits, one behind Craig Biggio for 20th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 78-52
2010 record: 80-50

AUG. 26: ORIOLES 12, YANKEES 5 Game story
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AUG. 26: ORIOLES 12, YANKEES 5
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Recap: A.J. Burnett's nightmarish season continued in an embarrassing loss to the Orioles. Burnett lasted five innings, allowing nine earned runs on nine hits, to drop to 9-11 on the season. His ERA jumped to 5.31 in the outing. The Yankees did manage to hit three home runs as a team; one each by Jorge Posada (his 12th), Alex Rodriguez (14) and Nick Swisher (19). Tommy Hunter got the win for the O's, allowing four runs over seven innings.
Key stat: Rodriguez's home run was his first since June 11.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a run scored. Jeter has 3,059 hits, one behind Craig Biggio for 20th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 78-51
2010 record: 79-50

AUG. 25: YANKEES 22, ATHLETICS 9 Game story
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AUG. 25: YANKEES 22, ATHLETICS 9
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Recap: By the time it was over, Phil Hughes' 2 2/3 innings were long forgotten. The Yankees became the first team in MLB history to hit three grand slams in a game - one each by Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson - and came back from a 7-1 deficit to romp the Athletics. Hughes gave up six runs, and left with the Yankees in a big hole. New York responded with 15 consecutive runs to take control, though, and avoid the series sweep.
Key stat: Martin now has 17 home runs on the season after hitting 12 combined in 2009 and 2010.
Jeter Watch: 3-for-6 with two runs and a triple. Jeter has 3,058 hits, passing Ricky Henderson for 21st on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 78-50
2010 record: 78-50

AUG. 24: ATHLETICS 6, YANKEES 4 (10) Game
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AUG. 24: ATHLETICS 6, YANKEES 4 (10)
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Recap: Nick Swisher matched Coco Crisp home run-for-home run, but the Yankees bullpen fell short in an extra inning loss to the Athletics. Both Crips and Swisher had two home runs apiece - each hitting one of them in the 10th inning - but Crisp's was a three-run shot off Rafael Soriano, while Swisher's was just a solo home run. Soriano, who hadn't pitched since August 16, picked up his second loss of the season, giving up three runs in his one inning of work. His ERA rose to 5.01. CC Sabathia, who was looking for his 18th win, allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings.
Key stat: Swisher has four home runs against Oakland this season; he has no more than two against any other team in the league.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with an RBI. Jeter has 3,055 hits, tying him with Ricky Henderson for 21st on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 77-50
2010 record: 78-49

AUG. 23: ATHLETICS 6, YANKEES 5 Game story
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AUG. 23: ATHLETICS 6, YANKEES 5
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Recap: Bartolo Colon didn't bring his 'A' game, and a Yankees comeback fell feet short in a series-opening loss to Oakland. Colon gave up five runs over 6 1/3 innings of work, surrendering eight hits to a typically anemic Athletics offense. The Bombers managed to make things interesting late, scoring three in the bottom of the eighth and two in the bottom of the ninth after trailing 6-0. However, with the bases loaded and two outs, Nick Swisher hit a 2-0 pitch to the warning track that was caught to end the game.
Key stat: Derek Jeter stayed hot, collecting three hits to raise his average to .295.
Jeter Watch: 3-for-3 with three singles and a walk. Jeter has 3,053 hits, tying him with Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 77-49
2010 record: 78-48

AUG. 21: YANKEES 3, TWINS 0 Game story
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AUG. 21: YANKEES 3, TWINS 0
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Recap: Ivan Nova is pitching like he belongs on the postseason roster as he won his fifth straight game since being recalled from Triple-A. Nova held the Twins to five hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out five. He stranded six, including the two in the critical fifth inning. The Yankees broke the scoreless tie in the sixth on Russell Martin's sacrifice fly. In the seventh, Curtis Granderson hit his third inside-the-park home run to make it 2-0. The very next batter was Mark Teixeira, who also homered to give the Yanks a 3-0 victory in the final game of the series.
Key stat: Teixeira bobbled a grounder in the third, snapping his personal-best errorless streak at 87 games.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a single. Jeter has 3,050 hits, three shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 77-48
2010 record: 77-48

AUG. 20: TWINS 9, YANKEES 4 Game story
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AUG. 20: TWINS 9, YANKEES 4
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Recap: On the heels of Brian Cashman asking the media to look at him objectively, A.J. Burnett had his worst start of the season, allowing seven earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in a loss to Minnesota. Burnett walked three and allowed five hits, dropping his record to 9-10 on the season, and raising his ERA to 4.96. Five Twins finished with multiple hits, including each of the first three batters in the team's lineup. Andruw Jones homered in the loss.
Key stat: Aaron Laffey allowed two earned runs in three innings in his debut with the Yankees.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-2 with a walk. Jeter has 3,049 hits, four shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 76-48
2010 record: 77-47

AUG. 19: YANKEES 8, TWINS 1 Game story
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AUG. 19: YANKEES 8, TWINS 1
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Recap: Initially, it looked like Phil Hughes could've been in for a long night, with Twins' two hitter Trevor Plouffe taking him deep in the first inning. Hughes more than settled down, though, registering his best start of the season in an emphatic win over Minnesota. Hughes scattered two hits and one run over 7 2/3 innings, improving to 4-4 and, more importantly, making a case to stay in the packed Yankees rotation. Russell Martin stayed hot at the plate for New York, going deep twice to bring his home run total to 15.
Key stat: At one point, Hughes retired 14 straight batters.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with two runs. Jeter has 3,049 hits, four shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 76-47
2010 record: 76-47

AUG. 18: YANKEES 8, ROYALS 4 Game story
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AUG. 18: YANKEES 8, ROYALS 4
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Recap: The Yankees hit three home runs to back a shaky CC Sabathia and win the series opener against Minnesota. Mark Teixeira, Andruw Jones and Nick Swisher -- Jones and Swisher going back-to-back -- each went deep in the victory. Sabathia picked up his 17th win of the year, despite giving up 10 hits in seven hinnings. Another home run controversy stole the scene, though, when Justin Morneau had a home run overturned in the first inning. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected after arguing the call.
Key stat: Every Yankee starter except Brett Gardner had at least one hit.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5, raising his batting average to .291. Jeter has 3,047 hits, six shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 75-47
2010 record: 75-47

AUG. 17: ROYALS 5, YANKEES 4 Game story
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AUG. 17: ROYALS 5, YANKEES 4
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Recap: Bartolo Colon was hit hard in five innings of work as he gave up five runs on seven hits. The loss was most memorable because of a disputed Royals home run in the critical four-run third. The Yankees loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning, but Jorge Posada struck out looking on his 40th birthday to end the game.
Key stat: Curtis Granderson hit his team-leading 34th home run of the year.
Jeter Watch: 4-for-5 with a double and one run scored. Jeter has 3,045 hits, eight shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 74-47
2010 record: 75-46

AUG 16: YANKEES 9, ROYALS 7 Game story
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AUG 16: YANKEES 9, ROYALS 7
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Recap: Robinson Cano continued his recent tear at the plate, collecting two hits, including a key three-run homer. The Yankees had 12 hits, two each by Cano, Derek Jeter, who continued swinging a hot bat, Eduardo Nuñez and Brett Gardner. The outburst saved Ivan Nova from suffering his first loss since June 3. Nova allowed a season-high seven runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Key stat: Cano has five home runs in his last 12 games.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-6 with a double and two RBIs; has 3,041 hits.
2011 record: 74-46
2010 record: 74-46

AUG. 15: YANKEES 7, ROYALS 4 Game story
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AUG. 15: YANKEES 7, ROYALS 4
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Recap: A.J. Burnett pitched good enough to earn an August win for the first time in his three years as a Yankee in a 7-4 victory over the Royals. The Yankees got three hits and three RBIs from Derek Jeter and two RBI singles from Brett Gardner to pull even with Boston atop the AL East. Mariano Rivera shoved aside his recent troubles with a perfect ninth to record his 31st save.
Key stat: Jeter is hitting .326 (45-for-138) since returning from the disabled list July 4.
Jeter Watch: 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs; has 3,039 hits.
2011 record: 73-46
2010 record: 73-56

AUG. 13: YANKEES 9, RAYS 2 Game story
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AUG. 13: YANKEES 9, RAYS 2
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Recap: Jorge Posada dipped into his past with six RBIs and three hits, including a grand slam, in the Yankees' 9-2 win over the Rays. Phil shut out the Rays for five innings before giving up two runs in the sixth. He allowed four hits and a walk, striking out six.
Key stat: Posada's grand slam was the 10th of his career.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with two singles; has 3,036.
2011 record: 72-46
2010 record: 72-46

AUG. 12: RAYS 5, YANKEES 1 Game story
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AUG. 12: RAYS 5, YANKEES 1
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Recap: The Rays looked a lot like the Bombers, teeing off on CC Sabathia for five solo home runs in a win over New York. Tampa Bay went deep three times in the third, once in the fifth and once in the eighth off the southpaw on their way to the win. Sabathia was pulled after the eighth inning after allowing 10 hits and the five runs. David Price pitched a gem for the Rays, allowing one run and six hits over eight innings to improve to 10-10.
Key stat: It was the first time Sabathia ever gave up five homers in a game, and the second time he's given up three homers in an inning.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4. Jeter has 3,034 career hits, 20 shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 71-46
2010 record: 72-45

AUG. 11: YANKEES 6, ANGELS 5 Game story
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AUG. 11: YANKEES 6, ANGELS 5
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Recap: Curtis Granderson went deep again, Robinson Cano hit a grand slam, and the Yankees bullpen averted a near-meltdown in a win over Los Angeles. Cano belted the grand slam to right off Scott Downs in the seventh, putting the Bombers up 6-2. The Angels then staged a comeback in the ninth, marked by Russell Branyan's three-run homer off Mariano Rivera. (Rivera had come in with two runners on base). Mo would retired the next two batters to hold on for the save.
Key stat: This was the third straight appearance Rivera surrendered at least one run. The previous time that happened was between Sept. 19 and 26 last season.
Jeter Watch: 3-for-3 with three singles and two runs. Jeter has 3,033 career hits, 21 shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 71-45
2010 record: 72-44

AUG. 10: YANKEES 9, ANGELS 3 Game story
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AUG. 10: YANKEES 9, ANGELS 3
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Recap: Ivan Nova picked up his 11th win, and Curtis Granderson homered twice to lead New York to a bounce-back win over the Angels. Nova pitched six innings, allowing three earned runs, to improve to 11-4 on the year. It was Nova's seventh win in his last eight starts. Granderson drove in four runs and scored three times. Robinson Cano added a homer for the Bombers.
Key stat: Granderson has 31 home runs this season, a career high. His previous career high was 30 in 2009 with the Tigers.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-3 with a run and a walk. Jeter has 3,030 career hits, 24 shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 70-45
2010 record: 71-44

AUG. 9: ANGELS 6, YANKEES 4 Game story
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AUG. 9: ANGELS 6, YANKEES 4
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Recap: A.J. Burnett's winless streak continues. Still without a victory since June, Burnett picked up a no decision against Los Angeles, and Mariano Rivera had his second consecutive bad appearance in a loss to the Angels. With the game tied at four in the ninth inning, Rivera gave up a two-run homer by former Yankee Bobby Abreu. The Yankees threatened in the bottom of the inning, but couldn't push the runs across. Rivera picked up the loss, falling to 1-2.
Key stat: For the first time since April 19 and 24, Rivera has given up runs in consecutive appearances.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Jeter has 3,030 career hits, 24 shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 69-45
2010 record: 71-43

AUG. 7: RED SOX 3, YANKEES 2 (10)
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AUG. 7: RED SOX 3, YANKEES 2 (10)
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Recap: Saturady it was CC. Sunday, it was Mo. For the second straight night, a key cog in the Yankees' pitching staff struggled against the Red Sox as New York fell in the rubber match of the three-game set. Rivera blew his fifth save of the season, surrendering a run in the ninth inning, letting Boston send the 2-2 game to extras. Then, in the 10th, Phil Hughes couldn't silence the Red Sox bats, as Josh Reddick hit a walk-off hit for the win.
Key stat: The time of the game was 4:15.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4. Jeter has 3,029 career hits, 24 shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 69-44
2010 record: 70-43

AUG. 6: RED SOX 10, YANKEES 4 Game
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AUG. 6: RED SOX 10, YANKEES 4
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Recap: Another game against the Red Sox, another subpar outing from staff ace CC Sabathia. The southpaw surrendered seven runs in six innings, raising his ERA against Boston to 7.20 this season. He also took the loss, falling to 0-4 against the Sox in 2011. Most of Boston's offense against Sabathia came in the fourth inning, marked by a three-run home run by the red hot Jacoby Ellsbury, his 19th of the season. Mark Teixeira hit his 32nd home run of the year in the loss.
Key stat: Sabathia is 16-2 with a 2.11 ERA against the rest of the league.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with an RBI. Jeter has 3,029 career hits, 24 shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 69-43
2010 record: 69-43

AUG. 5: YANKEES 3, RED SOX 2 Game
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AUG. 5: YANKEES 3, RED SOX 2
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Recap: Five relievers combined to throw 4 1/3 shutout innings for the Yankees to hold on to the one-run lead. Nick Swisher went 2-for-3 with the go-ahead RBI-double in the sixth inning. The Yankees beat the Red Sox for just the second time this season and move into sole possession of first place in the AL East.
Key stat: A Yankees pitcher surrendered a walk for the first time since July 31.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a run. Jeter has 3,028 career hits, 25 shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 69-42
2010 record: 69-42

AUG. 4: YANKEES 7, WHITE SOX 2 Game
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AUG. 4: YANKEES 7, WHITE SOX 2
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Recap: Ivan Nova continued his recent stretch of dominance, pitching the Yankees to a four-game sweep of the White Sox. Nova pitched into the eighth inning, giving up one run, striking out 10 and walking none. He improved to 10-4 in the start, and lowered his ERA to 3.81. Robinson Cano and Russell Martin each homered for the Bombers on the offensive side. The victory pulled the Yankees even with Boston in the AL East heading into the weekend series.
Key stat: Nova has allowed two runs or fewer in four of his last five starts.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-3 with a walk. Jeter has 3,027 career hits, 26 shy of Rod Carew for 22nd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 68-42
2010 record: 69-41

AUG. 3: YANKEES 18, WHITE SOX 7 Game
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AUG. 3: YANKEES 18, WHITE SOX 7
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Recap: The Yankees did their best Ivan Drago impression against the White Sox, destroying everything they touched on their way to an easy win. New York scored 13 runs in the first three innings, and finished with 23 hits, pummeling six Chicago pitchers. Five Yankees had at least three hits, Robinson Cano went deep, and Eric Chavez had his first homer in pinstripes. A.J. Burnett, however, struggled again, allowing seven runs in 4 1/3 innings. His ERA jumped to 4.54 in the start.
Key stat: Burnett remained winless since June 29 after getting a no decision.
Jeter Watch: 5-for-6 with four runs and two RBIs. Jeter has 3,027 career hits, passing Lou Brock for 23rd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 67-42
2010 record: 68-41

AUG. 2: YANKEES 6, WHITE SOX 0 (6)
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AUG. 2: YANKEES 6, WHITE SOX 0 (6)
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Recap: When he needed it most, Phil Hughes came up big for the Yankees, pitching the team to a rain-shortened victory. Hughes, his spot in the rotation potentially riding on the start, pitched six shutout innings, striking out four while scattering three hits, to lead New York to the victory. Offensively, the team was led by Mark Teixeira, who belted his 30th and 31st home runs of the season. Russell Martin added a solo shot, his 11th of the year.
Key stat: Hughes' six shutout innings marked the first time this year that he didn't allow a run in an appearance.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4 with a double and two runs. Jeter has 3,022 career hits, one shy of Lou Brock for 23rd on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 66-42
2010 record: 67-41

AUG. 1: YANKEES 3, WHITE SOX 2 Game
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AUG. 1: YANKEES 3, WHITE SOX 2
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Recap: CC Sabathia was nowhere near as dominant as he had been in his most recent start evidence by the season high 10 hits he gave up. The big man was able to limit the damage and only allow two runs to push his record to 16-5 with a 2.55 ERA. The Yankees scored twice in the first and once in the third against Jake Peavy. Curtis Granderson had an RBI double and scored on Robinson Cano's single in the first, and the centerfielder doubled and scored on Cano's double-play ball in the third. The win moved the Yankees one game behind the Red Sox for first place in the AL East.
Key stat: Sabathia currently leads the majors with 16 wins.
Jeter Watch: Did not play. Jeter has 3,020 hits, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 65-42
2010 record: 67-40

JULY 31: YANKEES 4, ORIOLES 2 Game story
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JULY 31: YANKEES 4, ORIOLES 2
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Recap: On a day when most of the attention was focused on whom the Yankees might acquire before the trade deadline, they lost Derek Jeter. The Captain left the game in the fourth inning after he was hit by a pitch on his hand. The x-rays were negative. Freddy Garcia's performance made it easier for Yankee fans to ignore the lack of moves by the front office at the trade deadline. Garcia improved his record to 10-7 by allowing two runs and five hits in six innings. The Yankees' four-run fourth inning featured a critical error by Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy on a potential double-play ball. The Yankees made the O's pay after Brett Gardner's three-run triple, which proved to be the difference.
Key stat: The Yankees are a season-high 22 games over .500.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-1. Jeter has 3,020 hits, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 64-42
2010 record: 66-40

JULY 30: YANKEES 17, ORIOLES 3 (Game 2)
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JULY 30: YANKEES 17, ORIOLES 3 (Game 2)
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Recap: Maybe Joe Girardi can get used to day-night doubleheaders. The Bombers finished off the second half of Sunday's twin bill in dominant fashion, taking a 12-0 lead after the first inning and never looking back in a 15-run romp of the Orioles. In the first inning alone, eight different Yankees scored, seven drove in runs, and all nine had at least one hit. Ivan Nova, making his first start since July 1, was the lucky starter for the Yankees. He pitched well, allowing two runs over seven innings, to improve to 9-4 on the year.
Key stat: The Yankees' 12 runs in the first inning was a franchise record for runs scored in the first inning.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-6 with two RBIs. Jeter has 3,020 hits, tying him with Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 63-42
2010 record: 66-39

JULY 30: YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 3 (Game 1)
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JULY 30: YANKEES 8, ORIOLES 3 (Game 1)
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Recap: Coming off a late, rain-delayed loss to the Orioles, and in the first half of a day-night doubleheader, manager Joe Girardi opted to give many of the Yankee regulars the first half of the double dip the game off. No matter. The Bombers' offense chased Chris Tillman in the fifth inning, and Bartolo Colon pitched five effective innings to lead the team to a bounce back win. Nick Swisher hit his 13th home run of the year, and the Yankees went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
Key stat: The Yankees' 1-through-4 hitters combined for one hit. The teams' five-through-nine hitters combined for 10.
Jeter Watch: Did not play. Jeter has 3,018 hits, two shy of Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 62-42
2010 record: 66-38

JULY 29: ORIOLES 4, YANKEES 2 Game story
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JULY 29: ORIOLES 4, YANKEES 2
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Recap: A.J. Burnett made a few bad pitches, and the Yankees offense was held in check on a rainy night in the Bronx. Burnett surrendered four runs, including a pair of homers, but managed to look dominant at times, striking out 10 Orioles over eight innings. Jeremy Guthrie was better, though, allowing one run and four hits over seven innings. The Yankees threatened in the ninth off Kevin Gregg, plating a run, but Brett Gardner struck out with runners on first and second to end the game.
Key stat: Gardner went 0-for-5, and is now 1-for-11 in his last three games.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4. Jeter has 3,018 hits, two shy of Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 61-42
2010 record: 66-37

JULY 27: MARINERS 9, YANKEES 2 Game story
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JULY 27: MARINERS 9, YANKEES 2
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Recap: It took them a while, but the Mariners finally found their way to the win column. Seattle torched the Yankees bullpen, spoiling a decent outing by Phil Hughes, to take home their first victory in 18 games. Hughes went six innings for the Yankees, allowing two earned runs. In relief, though, Cory Wade, Boone Logan, Luis Ayala and Hector Noesi combined to allow seven runs over three innings. Felix Hernandez took home the win for Seattle, allowing one run and striking out five over seven.
Key stat: Seattle's clutch hitting carried them; the team went 8-for-18 with runners in scoring position.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-3 with an RBI. Jeter has 3,017 hits, three shy of Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 61-41
2010 record: 65-37

JULY 26: YANKEES 4, MARINERS 1 Game story
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JULY 26: YANKEES 4, MARINERS 1
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Recap: It rained on CC Sabathia parade, but it wasn't enough to prevent the Mariners from their 17th straight loss. Sabathia was untouchable for most of the game, carrying a perfect game into the seventh. However, between a pair of rain delays and a steady downpour while the action was going on, Sabathia couldn't keep it up for the game, giving up Seattle's lone hit to Brendan Ryan after 6 1/3 innings of perfection. His outing was more than enough, though, as New York cruised to another win over the M's.
Key stat: David Robertson pitched a scoreless eighth inning, picking up his 20th hold and lowering his era to 1.54.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4 with an RBI. Jeter has 3,017 hits, three shy of Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 61-40
2010 record: 65-36

JULY 25: YANKEES 10, MARINERS 3 Game story
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JULY 25: YANKEES 10, MARINERS 3
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Recap: Freddy Garcia stayed hot, and the Mariners couldn't bust out of their slump in a loss to the Yankees. Garcia pitched into the eighth inning, allowing three runs on eight hits, and the Yankees took it to Seattle starter Jason Vargas. New York touched up Vargas for eight runs over four innings. Leading the charge for the Bombers was the top of the order, with Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira combining to drive in eight runs.
Key stat: Ichiro, who went 1-for-3, is batting .268 on the season.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with a triple and a home run. Jeter has 3,017 hits, three shy of Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 60-40
2010 record: 64-36

JULY 24: YANKEES 7, A'S 5 Game story
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JULY 24: YANKEES 7, A'S 5
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Recap: The Yankees finished up their three-game series with Oakland with an exciting finish that tested the Yankees' bullpen. After Bartolo Colon gave the Yankees seven solid innings and Curtis Granderson smacked his 27th home run of the year, David Robertson came on in the eighth inning and gave up three hits and two runs before being pulled. Mariano Rivera was called in for a four-out save and to restore order, but it wasn't easy. The A's picked up four hits and another run to make it 7-5 before the Yankees finally slammed the door on the game.
Key stat: It was the 25th save of the year for Rivera, who has reached that plateau in 15 straight seasons.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Jeter has 3,015 hits, five shy of Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 59-40
2010 record: 63-36

JULY 23: ATHLETICS 4, YANKEES 3 Game story
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JULY 23: ATHLETICS 4, YANKEES 3
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Recap: Same hot temperatures, very different result. A day after scoring 17 runs against the A's pitching staff, the Bombers offense fell flat in the heat, failing to take advantage of Rich Harden's erratic pitching in a loss to Oakland. Harden's pitch count was anything but economical, and the Yankees managed 11 at bats with runners in scoring position altogether. However, the team had just two hits in those situations, finishing with three runs. A.J. Burnett, meanwhile, struggled against a young Athletics lineup, walking three and giving up six hits in under six innings of work.
Key stat: Both Harden and Burnett reached the 100-pitch mark in the sixth inning, the same inning they were both pulled.
Jeter Watch: 3-for-4. 3,015 career hits; five shy of Rafael Palmeiro for 24th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 58-40
2010 record: 63-35

JULY 22: YANKEES 17, ATHLETICS 7 Game story
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JULY 22: YANKEES 17, ATHLETICS 7
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Recap: The Yankees rediscovered their offense in a big way a day after being shut down by James Shields, hanging 17 runs on Oakland in a 10-run win. The Bombers busted the game open in the second and third innings, scoring five and runs runs respectively, to grab a big 14-2 lead. New York's hot bats managed to help Phil Hughes avoid a loss despite a poor start. Hughes went just 4 1/3 innings, giving up nine hits and seven runs. Nick Swisher homered and finished with five RBIs for the Yankees, and Mark Teixeira hit a grand slam.
Key stat: Trevor Cahill, Oakland's starter, saw his ERA jump from 3.16 to 3.77 after allowing 10 earned runs in two innings of work.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-3 with three RBIs. 3,012 career hits; passed Wade Boggs for 25th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 58-39
2010 record: 62-35

JULY 21: RAYS 2, YANKEES 1 Game story
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JULY 21: RAYS 2, YANKEES 1
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Recap: CC Sabathia was on his game, allowing five hits over eight innings. The Yankees offense was stymied by James Shields, though, and a pair of Sabathia pitches - one hit for a triple by Sam Fuld, the other hit for a homer by Evan Longoria - were all Tampa Bay needed to manage a four-game split with the Bombers. New York finished with seven hits, but left eight men on base, and had just one hit in four at bats with runners in scoring position. Former Yankee Kyle Farnsworth picked up his 19th save in relief for the Rays.
Key stat: Of the 24 outs recorded by Sabathia, eight were fly outs, eight groundouts and eight strikeouts.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3 with a run and a walk. 3,010 career hits; tied with Wade Boggs for 25th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 57-39
2010 record: 61-35

JULY 20: YANKEES 4, RAYS 0 Game story
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JULY 20: YANKEES 4, RAYS 0
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Recap: Curtis Granderson and Freddy Garcia stole the show for the Bombers in a bounce-back win against Tampa Bay. Granderson hit his 26th home run of the season, a two-run shot off David Price in the first, and made an acrobatic catch in center field on an Evan Longoria fly ball to help preserve the shutout. Garcia, meanwhile, tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out seven. Boone Logan, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera combined on 2 1/3 no-hit innings of relief, striking out five of a possible seven batters.
Key stat: Eduardo Nunez committed his 13th error of the season.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base. 3,009 career hits; one shy of Wade Boggs for 25th on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 57-38
2010 record: 61-34

JULY 19: RAYS 3, YANKEES 2 Game story
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JULY 19: RAYS 3, YANKEES 2
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Recap: All eyes were on Bartolo Colon at the start of the game. By its end, all the talk was about Tropicana Field's quirks. Colon, needing a solid start to solidify his spot in the rotation, did just that, striking out nine Rays over 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs. However, a lost ball in the roof in Tampa Bay helped lead to a Rays rally, and the Yankees bats couldn't do enough to keep pace in a loss. Tampa wound up scoring just one earned run on six hits, and two unearned runs on a pair of Yankees errors, but the Bombers only pushed two across.
Key stat: Since Derek Jeter had five hits against the Rays on July 9, including his 3,000th career hit, he's totaled just five hits in the past six games.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4 with a strikeout. 3,008 career hits; two shy of Wade Boggs for 25th place on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 56-38
2010 record: 60-34

JULY 18: YANKEES 5, RAYS 4 Game story
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JULY 18: YANKEES 5, RAYS 4
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Recap: After lightning hit the top of Tropicana Field to delay the start of the game, bad A.J. Burnett took the mound and had no control. Burnett put himself in a 4-1 hole after two innings, though he did manage to keep the damage there. Burnett exited after allowing four runs (three earned), eight hits and six walks in 5 1/3 innings. Trailing 4-2 in the eighth, the Yankees tied the game on a Brett Gardner RBI single and Eduardo Nunez's fielder's choice. Russell Martin drew a bases-loaded walk with two outs in the ninth that gave the Yankees a 5-4 victory.
Key stat: David Robertson picked up the win in relief and pushed his season record to 3-0.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a single. Has 3,008 hits and passes Al Kaline for 26th place on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 56-37
2010 record: 59-34

JULY 17, YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 2 Game
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JULY 17, YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 2
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Recap: After months of lingering questions about the health of his right arm and his waning velocity, the Phil Hughes of old finally resurfaced. The Yankees earned a split in the four-game series behind the 25-year-old, who allowed two runs and four hits in six innings. With Derek Jeter out of the lineup, Brett Gardner had three hits in the leadoff spot with two stolen bases and three runs scored.
Key stat: It's was Hughes' first win since Oct. 2, 2010.
Jeter Watch: Did not play. Tied with Al Kaline for 26th place on the all-time hit list with 3,007 hits.
2011 record: 55-37
2010 record: 58-34

JULY 16: YANKEES 4, BLUE JAYS 1 Game
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JULY 16: YANKEES 4, BLUE JAYS 1
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Recap: The Blue Jays scratched a run off CC Sabathia in the first inning when Yunel Escobar drove in Rajai Davis. That's all Sabathia would give up as he regained his control in eight innings of work for his major league-leading 14th win of the year. The Yankee offense pounded out 10 hits including two from Derek Jeter and three from Brett Gardner. Mariano Rivera locked down his 23rd save of the year with a scoreless ninth inning.
Key stat: Sabathia's scoreless innings streak was snapped at 23 2/3 innings.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5. Tied with Al Kaline for 26th place on the all-time hit list with 3,007.
2011 record: 54-37
2010 record: 58-33

JULY 15: BLUE JAYS 7, YANKEES 1 Game
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JULY 15: BLUE JAYS 7, YANKEES 1
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Recap: For the second consecutive night, a veteran Yankees starter looked pedestrian. Freddy Garcia walked four and surrendered six runs over five innings, and the Bombers' bats were held in check by Brandon Morrow in a loss to the Blue Jays. It was Garcia's first loss in nearly a month, and shortest outing since June 7. The Blue Jays also stole four bases against Russell Martin.
Key stat: The Yankees' first four hitters combined to go 0-for-15.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4. Has 3,005 career hits. Needs three more to pass Al Kaline for 26th place on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 53-37
2010 record: 57-33

JULY 14: BLUE JAYS 16, YANKEES 7 Game
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JULY 14: BLUE JAYS 16, YANKEES 7
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Recap: Has the clock struck midnight for Bartolo Colon? After a storybook first half, Colon failed to get out of the first inning against the Blue Jays, allowing eight runs, three earned, while recording just two outs. All eight runs were scored during a two-out rally, which included two infield singles and an error. The Bombers tried to fight back throughout the remainder of the game, but the early deficit was too big to overcome.
Key stat: Andruw Jones, the lone bright spot for the Yankees, hit his fifth and sixth home runs of the season.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a single and a run. Has 3,005 career hits. Needs three more to pass Al Kaline for 26th place on the all-time hit list.
2011 record: 53-36
2010 record: 57-32

JULY 10: YANKEES 1, RAYS 0 Game story
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JULY 10: YANKEES 1, RAYS 0
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Recap: CC Sabathia and James Shields matched zeros all game in a classic pitchers' duel. In the seventh inning the Yankees broke through when Shields tried to pick off Robinson Cano at third base, but threw the ball to give the Yankees the only run of the game. That's all Sabathia would need as he pitched a complete game shutout and struck out nine batters for his 13th win of the year.
Key stat: Sabathia is 10-1 with a 2.20 ERA in his last 11 starts.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4. Has 3,004 career hits. Needs eight more to pass Al Kaline for 26th all-time.
2011 record: 53-35
2010 record: 56-32

JULY 9: YANKEES 5, RAYS 4 Game story
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JULY 9: YANKEES 5, RAYS 4
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Recap: For a day, all the talk of a washed up Derek Jeter vanished. And with good reason. The Yankee captain entered the record books with his 3,000th career hit, a home run that was part of a monstrous 5-for-5 day at the plate. Jeter finished with the homer, a double, three singles, two runs and 2 RBIs, leading the way as the Yanks squeezed by the Rays, 5-4. The milestone hit came in the third inning when Jeter, who characteristically hits line drives to the opposite field, pulled a towering home run to leftfield. David Robertson got the win for New York in relief.
Key stat: Jeter also homered off Price in his Major League debut in 2008.
Jeter Watch: 5-for-5 with a home run and a double. Reached 3,000 career hits on his third-inning homer off David Price.
2011 record: 52-35
2010 record: 55-32

JULY 7: RAYS 5, YANKEES 1 Game story
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JULY 7: RAYS 5, YANKEES 1
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Recap: Bartolo Colon had a rare dud of a start in a series-opening loss to the Rays. Colon was erratic and very hittable, walking four and allowing 10 hits - good for five runs - in 5 2/3 innings. The story of the night, though, was once again Derek Jeter. He doubled in his first at bat, but went hitless in his next four, stalling him at 2,998 career hits. B.J. Upton and Ben Zobrist each homered to lead the Tampa Bay attack.
Key stat: Hector Noesi was the Bombers' lone bright spot, pitching 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a double. Needs 2 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 51-35
2010 record: 55-31

JULY 6: INDIANS 5, YANKEES 3 Game story
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JULY 6: INDIANS 5, YANKEES 3
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Recap: Phil Hughes first MLB action in nearly three months had disaster potential out of the gates. But after Cleveland touched up the Yankees starter for a pair of runs in the first inning, Hughes settled down, pitching four shutout innings before being pulled. The Yankees offense, however, was held scoreless until the ninth inning. By then, the Indians had extended the lead to 5-0, meaning the Bombers' late three-run comeback attempt wasn't enough.
Key stat: Hughes lowered his ERA from 13.94 to 10.57 in the loss.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a strikeout. Needs 3 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 51-34
2010 record: 54-31

JULY 5: YANKEES 9, INDIANS 2 Game story
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JULY 5: YANKEES 9, INDIANS 2
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Recap: The Yankees pounded out 17 hits including Curtis Granderson's 24th and 25th home runs. Granderson would finish the night with three hits. CC Sabathia didn't allow a run in seven innings, giving up five hits. After striking out 13 Brewers in his previous start, Sabathia struck out 11 Indians.
Key stat: Francisco Cervelli was the only Yankee starter not to have at least two hits.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4 with a double, 2 RBIs and one run scored. Needs 4 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 51-33
2010 record: 53-31

JULY 4: INDIANS 6, YANKEES 3 Game story
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JULY 4: INDIANS 6, YANKEES 3
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Recap: The story going into the game was all about Derek Jeter returning from the DL after three weeks. The story after the game was about former Yankees Shelley Duncan and Austin Kearns leading a four-run seventh inning to gave the Indians the eventual win. With a short bullpen and no Mariano Rivera, manager Joe Girardi was forced to leave A.J. Burnett out there long enough to cough up the 2-0 lead. Duncan tied the game on an RBI single before Kearns blasted a three-run homer off Burnett.
Key stat: Curtis Granderson hit his 23rd homer of the season.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4. Needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 50-33
2010 record: 52-31

JULY 3: METS 3, YANKEES 2 (10 innings)
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JULY 3: METS 3, YANKEES 2 (10 innings)
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Recap: The finale of the 2011 Subway Series began an hour and a half later for a storm that never came. Thankfully for the Mets, the game was was played. The Yankees were poised for a sweep of the weekend series when Jason Bay drew a two-out walk on a 3-and-2 pitch from Mariano Rivera in the ninth. That set the scene for Ronny Paulino, who singled to tie the game and give Rivera a blown save. In the 10th inning, it was once again Bay, who drive in the winning run with a single off Hector Noesi for the win.
Key stat: The Yankees finished 13-5 in interleague play in 2011.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 50-32
2010 record: 51-31

JULY 2: YANKEES 5, METS 2 Game story
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JULY 2: YANKEES 5, METS 2
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Recap: The Mets and Yankees matched zeros until the sixth inning when Curtis Granderson hit a solo homer to give the Yanks a lead. The Yankees would score three more runs to give Bartolo Colon a lead that the Yankees would not relinquish. The loss was an afterthought for the Mets after Jose Reyes left the game with a hamstring injury.
Key stat: The Yankees clinched the season series for the seventh time in 15 seasons of Subway Series play.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 50-31
2010 record: 50-31

JULY 1: YANKEES 5, METS 1 Game story
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JULY 1: YANKEES 5, METS 1
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Recap: Before Yankees' starter Ivan Nova even threw a pitch the Yankees scored three runs in the first inning off Jonathan Niese. Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano each had RBI doubles and that's all Nova would need. Nova had to work out of many jams as the Mets couldn't get the big hit off of him in the first five innings. The Yankee bullpen would pitch the next four innings allowing three hits and no runs.
Key stat: The Mets were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position against Nova.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 49-31
2010 record: 49-31

JUNE 30: YANKEES 5, BREWERS 0 Game story
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JUNE 30: YANKEES 5, BREWERS 0
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Recap: CC Sabathia tied his career high and established a new Yankees career high by striking out 13 as the Yanks whitewashed the Brewers to complete a three-game sweep. Mark Teixeira homered in the third inning for his 300th career longball. In the bottom of the third, Sabathia struck out Prince Fielder to escape a bases-loaded jam and he never looked back, going 7 2/3 innings while allowing six hits and a pair of walks.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
Key stat: Sabathia last struck out 13 on Sept. 14, 2007 while with Cleveland.
2011 record: 48-31
2010 record: 48-31

JUNE 29: YANKEES 5, BREWERS 2 Game story
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JUNE 29: YANKEES 5, BREWERS 2
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Recap: The Yankees' power surge continued with both Jorge Posada and Russell Martin homering in a win over the Brewers. Martin hit a three-run shot in the fourth, giving the Yankees the lead, and Posada added a solo homer in the sixth. It was Martin's 10th home run of the year, and Posada's ninth. A.J. Burnett allowed two runs in seven innings for the Yankees, improving his record to 8-6.
Key stat: David Robertson pitched a scoreless eighth, running his shutout streak to 8 2/3 innings.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 47-31
2010 record: 48-30

JUNE 28: YANKEES 12, BREWERS 2 Game story
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JUNE 28: YANKEES 12, BREWERS 2
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Recap: The long ball continued to carry the Bombers, as New York cruised by the Brewers and their ace Zack Greinke. Greinke was chased after just two innings, allowing seven runs, capitalized by a three-run homer by Nick Swisher. Mark Teixeira went deep later in the game also, his 24th on the year. Freddy Garcia was the benefactor of the run support; he picked up his seventh win of the year, allowing two runs over six innings. Cory Wade shut the door, pitching a scoreless ninth, to maintain his 0.00 ERA.
Key stat: Eduardo Nunez stole two bases, bringing his total to 10 for the season.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 46-31
2010 record: 47-30

JUNE 26: YANKEES 6, ROCKIES 4 Game story
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JUNE 26: YANKEES 6, ROCKIES 4
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Recap: After starting the afternoon by celebrating some familiar old faces, the Yanks would cap the 65th Old Timers' Day off with a 6-4 win over the Rockies with some help from a relatively new face. Rockies starting pitcher Juan Nicasio held the Yankee bats hitless until the fifth inning, when homers by Nick Swisher and Jorge Posada tied the game up at 3-3. In the seventh inning, the Yanks broke a 4-4 tie behind a RBI single from Eduardo Nunez, the 24-year-old shortstop playing in place of the injured Derek Jeter. Boone Logan would get the win and Mariano Rivera recorded his 20th save of the season.
Key stat: Alex Rodriguez drove in Brett Gardner in the sixth inning, making it A-Rod's sixth straight game with at least one RBI.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 45-31
2010 record: 47-29

JUNE 25: YANKEES 8, ROCKIES 3 Game story
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JUNE 25: YANKEES 8, ROCKIES 3
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Recap: Another season, another fastest-to-10 start for CC Sabathia. The Yankees southpaw became the first pitcher in the majors to double digit wins, pitching eight innings of one run ball to propel New York to the victory. Offensively, the Bombers teed off on Rockies pitching, chasing Aaron Cook from the game after 5 2/3 innings. Alex Rodriguez finished with three RBIs, and Mark Teixeira finished with two thanks to a homer in the eighth inning.
Key stat: Six Yankee starters finished with multi-hit games, led by Jorge Posada, who finished 3-for-4.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 44-31
2010 record: 47-28

JUNE 24: ROCKIES 4, YANKEES 2 Game story
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JUNE 24: ROCKIES 4, YANKEES 2
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Recap: A.J. Burnett's erratic pitching continued, and an old friend of the Yankees went deep as the Rockies dealt New York its second straight loss. Burnett allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings, dropping to 7-6 on the season. His ERA now sits at 4.15. Rockies DH Jason Giambi, meanwhile, went 3-for-4 for Colorado, including a solo homer in the second inning. He had received a warm welcome from the Bleacher Creatures in right field.
Key stat: Curtis Granderson drew three walks in the game, and has now drawn five walks in his last two games.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 43-31
2010 record: 46-28

JUNE 22: REDS 10, YANKEES 2 (GAME 2)
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JUNE 22: REDS 10, YANKEES 2 (GAME 2)
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Recap: The pitching that carried the Yankees to an afternoon win cost them in the nightcap, as Cincinnati used the long ball to crush New York. Chris Heisey homered three times, and Johnny Gomes added a solo shot, pacing the Reds to the eight-run win. Brian Gordon, in his second start for the Yankees, went five innings. He gave up four runs, all coming off home runs. Hector Noesi, however, had the worst day for the Bombers; the reliever lasted 1 2/3 innings and gave up eight hits and six runs.
Key stat: Heisey was the third Red in franchise history to hit three homers from the leadoff spot. The previous two were Jay Bruce and Pete Rose.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 43-30
2010 record: 46-27

JUNE 22: YANKEES 4, REDS 2 (GAME 1)
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JUNE 22: YANKEES 4, REDS 2 (GAME 1)
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Recap: Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader saw Jorge Posada get a rare start at first base for Mark Teixeira. The red-hot Posada picked up right where he left off before interleague play relegated him to pinch-hit duties. He smacked a tie-breaking two-run homer in the sixth inning that proved to be the eventual game winner. Freddy Garcia was outstanding over seven innings, allowing just two earned runs as he earned his sixth win of the year.
Key stat: Posada's homer snapped a homerless streak of 126 at-bats, the second longest drought of his career.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 43-29
2010 record: 45-27

JUNE 20: YANKEES 5, REDS 3 Game story
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JUNE 20: YANKEES 5, REDS 3
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Recap: The bombers started off with bang in this one, putting up four runs on five hits in the first inning. In the bottom of that inning, Ivan Nova would surrender his only run in an eight inning outting that would propel the Yankees to a 5-3 win over the Cininnati Reds. Mariano Rivera came on in ninth after Louis Ayala and Boone Logan each put runners on. Rivera would allow those runners to score but ultimately close the game out for his 18th save of the year.
Key stat: Ivan Nova did not walk a batter in the start for the first time in his career.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 42-29
2010 record: 43-27

JUNE 19: YANKEES 10, CUBS 4 Game story
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JUNE 19: YANKEES 10, CUBS 4
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Recap: Nick Swisher maybe, finally, just might be on track. Swisher hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Yankees to a 10-4 victory over the Cubs. The Yankees scored nine unanswered runs to erase a 4-1 deficit, including three in each of the last two innings to back CC Sabathia, who earned his ninth win of the year.
Key stat: Brett Gardner is hitting .359 (51-for-142) in his last 49 games. His solo homer in the first inning was his first since April 29.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 41-29
2010 record: 43-27

JUNE 18: YANKEES 4, CUBS 3 Game story
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JUNE 18: YANKEES 4, CUBS 3
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Recap: Despite stranding 13 runners and committing two fielding errors, the Yankees found a way to win mainly because good A.J Burnett showed up. Burnett pitched 5 1/3 innings and struck out eight while only giving up two earned runs. All the talk after the game was about Russell Martin blocking the plate to prevent Carlos Pena from scoring. Pena delivered a hard hit and collided with Martin, who stood his ground and held on the ball to complete a nifty double play ti end the sixth inning.
Key stat: This was the first win for Burnett since June 1 at Oakland.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 40-29
2010 record: 43-26

JUNE 17: CUBS 3, YANKEES 1 Game story
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JUNE 17: CUBS 3, YANKEES 1
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Recap: After making easy work of Texas' fireballers, it was a Chicago soft tosser that fooled the Yankees' bats. Doug Davis went 7 1/3 innings for the Cubs, holding New York to just one run, and leading Chicago to a series-opening win. The Bombers managed just one extra-base hit in the game, a double by Nick Swisher. Otherwise, the lineup was quiet, with nobody getting more than one hit.
Key stat: Jorge Posada, Andruw Jones and Chris Dickerson all made pinch hit appearances for the Yankees, and all struck out in their at bat.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 39-29
2010 record: 42-26

JUNE 16: YANKEES 3, RANGERS 2 (12) Game
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JUNE 16: YANKEES 3, RANGERS 2 (12)
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Recap: With another southpaw on the mound for the Rangers - this time C.J. Wilson - Brett Gardner again found himself on the bench to start the game. The lefty eventually found himself on the diamond as a defensive replacement, though, and in the 12th, he managed to lift the Yankees with his bat. Gardner hit a single off of Texas reliever Michael Kirkman, scoring Curtis Granderson and lifting New York to a series sweep of the Rangers. Brian Gordon, the story coming into the game, was long forgotten by the end of the action. However, he did manage to pitch 5 1/3 effective innings, allowing two runs on seven hits in his first start with the club.
Key stat: Pitching for the second consecutive day, newly acquired Cory Wade pitched two hitless innings to get the win.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 39-28
2010 record: 41-26

JUNE 15: YANKEES 12, RANGERS 4 Game story
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JUNE 15: YANKEES 12, RANGERS 4
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Recap: The Yankees made another promising young Rangers starter look like a batting practice pitcher, taking home their second consecutive eight-run win. New York teed off on Derek Holland for six runs in five innings, and added six more against the Rangers bullpen, keyed by five home runs. Mark Teixeira led the charge, going deep twice for his 20th and 21st home runs of the season. He hit one homer from each side of the plate; it was the 11th time he's done so in his career, tying the MLB record.
Key stat: The Yankees added five stolen bases: two by Eduardo Nunez, and one each by Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez and Francisco Cervelli.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 38-28
2010 record: 41-25

JUNE 14: YANKEES 12, RANGERS 4 Game story
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JUNE 14: YANKEES 12, RANGERS 4
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Recap: Hours after Derek Jeter was sent to the disabled list due to a calf injury, the Yankees' bats came alive to crush Alexi Ogando and the Rangers. New York chased Ogando after just 1 2/3 innings, beating him up to the tune of six runs. The team would pile on six more, including sixth inning homers by Curtis Granderson (his 21st) and Robinson Cano (13). CC Sabathia got the win, allowing four runs in seven innings.
Key stat: Sabathia has pitched at least seven innnings in 66 percent of his starts with the Yankees.
Jeter Watch: Did not play, on disabled list. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 37-28
2010 record: 41-24

JUNE 13: INDIANS 1, YANKEES 0 Game story
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JUNE 13: INDIANS 1, YANKEES 0
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Recap: Carlos Carrasco pitched seven shutout innings for the Indians, out-dueling A.J. Burnett in what Joe Girardi called the righty's best start of the season. It was Derek Jeter who stole the headlines, though. Just six hits from 3,000, Jeter was pulled with a calf injury midway through the game. His status going forward is unknown, but a trip to the disabled list is a possibility.
Key stat: Burnett struck out eight and walked just one in 7 2/3 innings, throwing 72 of his 112 pitches for strikes.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3. He needs 6 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 36-28
2010 record: 41-23

JUNE 11: YANKEES 4, INDIANS 0 Game story
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JUNE 11: YANKEES 4, INDIANS 0
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Recap: Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez all stayed hot for the Bombers, launching solo home runs to pace the Yankees' 4-0 win. For the second straight night, though, fireworks flew, with Rodriguez getting plunked by a Mitch Talbot pitch in the at bat after his home run, prompting Talbot's ejection. Bartolo Colon got the start for the Yanks and was masterful through 6 2/3, but a hamstring injury forced him to leave the game early.
Key stat: Jorge Posada went 1-for-3. He's raised his average 46 points, from .169 to .215, in his last four games.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Needs 9 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 35-27
2010 record: 39-23

JUNE 10: YANKEES 11, INDIANS 7 Game story
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JUNE 10: YANKEES 11, INDIANS 7
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Recap: After a lifeless sweep at the hands of the Red Sox, fireworks flew early in the series opener between the Indians and Yankees. Fausto Carmona plunked Mark Teixeira immediately following a Curtis Granderson home run in the second inning, prompting the benches to empty. There were no ejections and no punches were thrown, and ultimately, the Yankees got the last laugh. The Bombers jumped on Cleveland early and often, staking to an 11-2 win heading into the top of the eighth. The Yankees' pen did its best to make things interesting, but New York held on to win.
Key stat: Every Yankees starter except Francisco Cervelli reached base at least twice.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Needs 9 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 34-27
2010 record: 38-23

JUNE 9: RED SOX 8, YANKEES 3 Game
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JUNE 9: RED SOX 8, YANKEES 3
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Recap: CC Sabathia looked like he had the game in control, holding the Red Sox scoreless through six innings. The seventh was a different story. The Red Sox broke out for seven runs, started off by a Jed Lowrie RBI triple, and finished off by an Adrian Gonzalez RBI double, helping them cruise to an easy win. Sabathia's final line read 6 2/3 innings and six runs, too much for the Yankees to overcome. Josh Beckett got the start for Boston, giving up two runs in the first on a Curtis Granderson home run, but shutting down the Bombers offense after.
Key stat: The Red Sox were unstoppable with runners in scoring position going 7-for-15.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with an RBI groundout. Needs 10 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 33-27
2010 record: 37-23

JUNE 8: RED SOX 11, YANKEES 6 Game
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JUNE 8: RED SOX 11, YANKEES 6
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Recap: With Joba Chamberlain injured and Hector Noesi unavailable, the Yankees badly needed a quality start from A.J. Burnett. No such luck. Burnett was roughed up by David Ortiz and the Red Sox offense, allowing eight runs in just 5 1/3 innings. The pen didn't do much better, with Lance Pendleton letting three BoSox score in the ninth. The loss pushed Boston a game ahead of the Yankees in the AL East.
Key stat: Curtis Granderson went 0-for-5. The slumping center fielder has just two hits in his last 25 at bats, striking out 12 times over that period.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with an RBI double. Needs 11 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 33-26
2010 record: 37-22

JUNE 7: RED SOX 6, YANKEES 4 Game
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JUNE 7: RED SOX 6, YANKEES 4
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Recap: The series opener for the Yankees against Boston started off ugly, and didn't get much better. Freddy Garcia endured his worst start of the season, failing to get out of the second inning. Mark Teixeira, meanwhile, was beaned by a Jon Lester pitch in his right kneecap, knocking him out of the game. Boston would extend its lead to 6-1 in the top of the fifth, and while the Bombers managed to chip away in the bottom of the frame and then the bottom of the ninth, it wasn't enough to get the win. The only good news for New York? X-rays on Tex's knee were negative.
Key stat: Jorge Posada, Teixeira's replacement at first, went 3-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a walk. The night raised his average on the season to .195.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with two singles. Needs 12 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 33-25
2010 record: 36-22

JUNE 5: YANKEES 5, ANGLES 3 Game story
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JUNE 5: YANKEES 5, ANGLES 3
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Recap: The Yankees blasted three home runs, including two by Mark Teixeira to finish their nine-game West Coast trip at 6-3. Nick Swisher hit his fifth home run of the year in the eighth inning. Winning pitcher Bartolo Colon was not that sharp as he allowed three runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings before turning things over to the bullpen.
Key stat: Teixeira has nine homers and 19 RBIs in his last 16 games.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a single. Needs 14 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 33-24
2010 record: 35-22

JUNE 4: YANKEES 3, ANGELS 2 Game story
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JUNE 4: YANKEES 3, ANGELS 2
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Recap: CC Sabathia had just the stuff the Yankees needed. The big lefty went 8 2/3 innings, and Mariano Rivera came in for the one-out save as the Bombers bounced back from a series-opening loss against the Angels. Offensively, it was the long ball that carried New York, with Robinson Cano hitting a solo shot in the fourth, and Alex Rodriguez continuing his tear with a two-run homer in the top of the sixth.
Key stat: Jorge Posada went 0-for-3, dropping his average on the season to .169.
Jeter Watch:1-for-3 with a base hit and a walk. Needs 15 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 32-24
2010 record: 34-22

JUNE 3: ANGELS 3, YANKEES 2 Game story
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JUNE 3: ANGELS 3, YANKEES 2
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Recap: Early on, it looked like the Yankees had Jered Weaver's number, driving his pitch count up with long at bats. However, as the game wore on Weaver, settled down, and the Bombers couldn't figure him out. New York managed just three hits in the game, including none by the top three spots in the order. The Angels, meanwhile, pushed across three runs on eight hits off Ivan Nova, enough for the win.
Key stat: Curtis Granderson struck out three times, running his season total to 59. He's on pace to strike out 159 times this year, the most since he struck out 174 times in the 2006 season.
Jeter Watch:0-for-3. Needs 16 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 31-24
2010 record: 34-21

JUNE 1: YANKEES 4, ATHLETICS 2 Game story
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JUNE 1: YANKEES 4, ATHLETICS 2
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Recap: Nick Swisher hit his fourth home run of the season, and A.J. Burnett settled down after a shaky start as the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics. Burnett surrendered two runs in the first, but was nearly unhittable afterwards, going seven innings, allowing three hits and two runs. Mariano Rivera came in and shut the door, recording his 14th save.
Key stat: Burnett had control issues on the mound, throwing just 59 of his 103 pitches for strikes.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a double and a run. Needs 16 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 31-23
2010 record: 34-20

MAY 31: YANKEES 10, A's 3 Game story
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MAY 31: YANKEES 10, A's 3
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Recap: The Yanks jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, beating the Athletics handedly for the second consecutive night. Curtis Granderson kicked off the fireworks, belting a two-run shot in the first, and the Bombers would add a run in the third, two each in the fourth and fifth, and three in the sixth to seal the deal. Granderson finished the game with four RBIs, with Alex Rodriguez adding three and Robinson Cano two.
Key stat: Entering the night, Alex Rodriguez was 3-for-17 with one RBI on the road trip. He went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI in the win.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4 with three runs. Needs 17 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 30-23
2010 record: 33-20

MAY 30: YANKEES 5, A's 0 Game story
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MAY 30: YANKEES 5, A's 0
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Recap: For the second straight game, excellent starting pitching carried the Yankees to a relatively easy victory. Bartolo Colon rebounded from a poor outing in his last start to throw a complete-game, four-hit shutout, requiring only 103 pitches. Derek Jeter led off the game with career hit 2,981 and Mark Teixeira drove him in with his 16th homer of the season. Handed a lead before taking the mound, Colon never cracked and the Yankees stayed ahead of second-place Boston in the AL East by percentage points.
Key stat: It was Colon's first shutout since July 5, 2006, at Seattle when he was with the Angels.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3 with a single, run scored and an RBI. Needs 19 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 29-23
2010 record: 32-20

MAY 29: YANKEES 7, MARINERS 1 Game story
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MAY 29: YANKEES 7, MARINERS 1
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Recap: With their bullpen fried, the Yankees got exactly what they needed from CC Sabathia -- eight innings of five-hit, one-run ball and a stopper for their two-game losing streak. CC survived danger in the sixth inning by getting Ichiro Suzuki to ground into a 1-2-3 double play with the bases loaded and benefitted from 11 Yankees hits, including a three-run double by Andruw Jones during a five-run third inning.
Key stat: One day short of the anniversary of his first-ever major league hit, Derek Jeter closed to within 20 hits of 3,000 with a single in the sixth inning off Seattle reliever Jeff Gray.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3 with a single. Needs 20 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 28-23
2010 record: 31-20

MAY 28: MARINERS 5, YANKEES 4 (12) Game
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MAY 28: MARINERS 5, YANKEES 4 (12)
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Recap: Mariano Rivera's 1,001st appearance wasn't quite as memorable as his 1,000th. The Yankees closer, pitching in a non-save situation, surrendered a game-winning base hit to Adam Kennedy in the 12th. Rivera was the sixth reliever the Yankees sent to the hill, largely due to Ivan Nova's ineffectiveness. Nova went 3 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs. The next five relievers pitched well, giving up four hits and no runs over 7 1/3 innings, but the Yankees offense couldn't score after Curtis Granderson's game-tying triple in the seventh.
Key stat: The Yankees' six through nine hitters combined to go 1-for-19 at the plate with no runs or RBIs.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with a run. Needs 21 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 27-23
2010 record: 30-20

MAY 27: MARINERS 4, YANKEES 3 Game story
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MAY 27: MARINERS 4, YANKEES 3
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Recap: The Yankees staked A.J. Burnett to a 3-0 lead, with Mark Teixeira going deep, Curtis Granderson scoring on a wild pitch and Alex Rodriguez hitting a run-scoring single. Burnett couldn't hold the lead, though, battling control issues and getting chased after throwing 97 pitches in just five innings. The bullpen didn't fair much better, with Boone Logan surrendering a run without getting an out, and Luis Ayala picking up the loss giving up a run in two innings.
Key stat: The Mariners won despite going 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5. Needs 23 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 27-22
2010 record: 29-20

MAY 25: YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 3 Game
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MAY 25: YANKEES 7, BLUE JAYS 3
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Recap: Andruw Jones broke out for the Yankees, homering twice to lead New York to a win over the Blue Jays. Each of Jones' homers were two-run shots, traveling 430 feet in the 2nd inning, and 422 feet in the sixth. Mark Teixeira added a home run for the Yanks, his 13th of the season. Freddy Garcia got the win for the Yankees, going 6 1/3 innings and allowing three runs. He had lost his previous two starts against the Red Sox and Mets.
Key stat: Mariano Rivera became the first player in MLB history to make 1,000 appearances all for the same team.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3 with a double. Needs 24 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 27-21
2010 record: 29-19

MAY 24: YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 4 Game
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MAY 24: YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 4
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Recap: For seven innings, the Yankees didn't put up much of a fight against Jays starter Ricky Romero. But once he came out, they came to life. Trailing 4-1, the Yankees scored twice in the eighth and twice in the ninth, with Mark Teixeira delievering the game-winning seeing-eye single past Blue Jays second baseman Aaron Hill. The ninth-inning rally started when Jorge Posada delivered a one-out, pinch-hit double against Jays closer Frank Francisco. After Derek Jeter grounded out, Curtis Granderson singled to right to score pinch runner Chris Dickerson. Granderson then stole second, setting the stage for Teixeira's heroics.
Key stat: CC Sabathia went the distance despite giving up four earned runs, improving his record to 5-3. He retired his last 16 batters in a row.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-5 with a strikeout. Needs 25 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 26-21
2010 record: 28-19

MAY 23: BLUE JAYS 7, YANKEES 3 Game
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MAY 23: BLUE JAYS 7, YANKEES 3
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Recap: The Blue Jays took advantage of a rare off night for Bartolo Colon, breaking open a 1-1 game with five runs in the top of the sixth to win the opener of a three-game series in the Bronx. Colon intentionally walked Jose Bautista (who hit his MLB-leading 19th home run in the first inning) and then Juan Rivera to load the bases for Aaron Hill, who delivered a one-out, go-ahead single. Toronto's J.P. Arencibia then cleared the bases with a double into the gap in right-center that made it 6-1 and the Yankees never mounted a serious challenge after that.
Key stat: Jays starter Carlos Villanueva, making his first start of the season after 13 relief appearances allowed one run, two hits and a walk, striking out five.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. Needs 25 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 25-21
2010 record: 28-18

MAY 22: YANKEES 9, METS 3 Game story
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MAY 22: YANKEES 9, METS 3
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Recap: After relying so much on the long ball lately, the Yankees found a different way to win: small ball. Trailing by two in the seventh inning the Yankees sent 13 men to the plate, scored eight runs on six hits - not one of which was a homer - and raced to a 9-3 Subway Series win before a crowd of 48,293 at Yankee Stadium.
Key stat: The Yankees went 5-for-7 with runners in scoring position in the seventh inning, which included a 4-for-5 mark with the bases loaded.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Needs 25 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 25-20
2010 record: 27-18

MAY 21: YANKEES 7, METS 3 Game story
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MAY 21: YANKEES 7, METS 3
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Recap: The Yankees bounced back from an offensive letdown in a big way in Game 2 of the Subway Series, blasting four home runs to key a win over the Mets. Russell Martin, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez all went yard, chasing Chris Capuano from the game after 5 1/3 innings. A.J. Burnett made the start for the Yanks and got the win, pitching 6 1/3 innings, allowing 3 earned runs.
Key stat: After a 16-game home run drought, Rodriguez now has four home runs in his last 10 games.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4 with two runs. Needs 27 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 24-20
2010 record: 26-18

MAY 20: METS 2, YANKEES 1 Game story
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MAY 20: METS 2, YANKEES 1
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Recap: Rolling along after three consecutive wins, the Subway Series looked like the perfect time to kick it in to high gear for the Yankees. But the Mets' Band-Aid bunch shocked the Bombers in Game 1 of the Subway Series, holding the Yankees' offense to just one run. R.A. Dickey started for the Mets, going six innings, and the Mets' bullpen pitched three shutout innings, allowing no hits while striking out five. The one bright spot for the Yanks was Mark Teixeira's solo home run in the third, his 11th of the season.
Key stat: The Yankees' 7-8-9 hitters, Jorge Posada, Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner, combined to go 0-for-9.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3. Needs 29 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 23-20
2010 record: 26-17

MAY 19: YANKEES 13, ORIOLES 2 Game story
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MAY 19: YANKEES 13, ORIOLES 2
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Recap: One night after it took the Yankees 15 innings to score four runs, the Bombers manhandled Orioles pitching. Nick Swisher led the way for the Yanks, driving in four runs from the eight spot in the order. Jorge Posada also took the field for the first time this season, playing first base. C.C. Sabathia added a gem, going eight shutout innings, allowing just seven hits while striking out nine.
Key stat: Amauri Sanit's struggles out of the pen continued for the Yankees. He allowed two runs in the ninth, raising his ERA to 8.53.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-6 with a double and a triple. Needs 30 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 23-19
2010 record: 26-16

MAY 18: YANKEES 4, ORIOLES 1 (15 INNINGS)
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MAY 18: YANKEES 4, ORIOLES 1 (15 INNINGS)
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Recap: Bartolo Colon pitched a gem for the Yankees, going eight innings, scattering just three hits while striking out seven. Additionally, it took the starter just 87 pitches to get through the eight innings. By the end of the night, though, his performance was long forgotten. Mariano Rivera blew the save in the ninth inning, and it took until the 15th inning for either team to break the 1-1 tie. Robinson Cano did the honors, hitting a two-run double to put the Yanks ahead for good in the top of the frame.
Key stat: Hector Noesi pitched four shutout innings in relief to pick up the victory.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-7. Needs 32 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 22-19
2010 record: 25-16

MAY 17: YANKEES 6, RAYS 2 Game story
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MAY 17: YANKEES 6, RAYS 2
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Recap: Alex Rodriguez provided the Yankees a much needed spark in a win over the AL East leading Rays. Rodriguez homered twice, in the fourth and the sixth, and the rest of New York's offense added a pair of runs in each the seventh and ninth innings to secure the win. A-Rod's homers were his seventh and eighth of the season. His previous two home runs had come in a 26-game span.
Key stat: Of Ivan Nova's 100 pitches, 42 were balls. Nova pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and one run.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with three strikeouts. Needs 34 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 21-19
2010 record: 25-15

MAY 16: RAYS 6, YANKEES 5 Game story
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MAY 16: RAYS 6, YANKEES 5
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Recap: Unfortunately for the Yankees, the script stayed the same as it has been during their losing streak: Curtis Granderson hit another home run, but the Yankees got more poor pitching and the rest of offense was basically dormant. Granderson's three-run homer in the fifth inning gave the Yankees a four-run lead, but A.J. Burnett gave it all back in the sixth, surrendering two-run shots by B.J. Upton and Sam Fuld. Adding to the sting, former Yankees reliever Kyle Farnsworth nailed down the save in ninth inning for the Rays.
Key stat: The Yankees have lost six in a row for the first time since April 2007, when they dropped seven straight.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Needs 35 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 20-19
2010 record: 25-14

MAY 15: RED SOX 7, YANKEES 5 Game
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MAY 15: RED SOX 7, YANKEES 5
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Recap: The Yankees' offense showed signs of life but their recent trend of ragged play continued. The Yankees jumped out to a 4-1 lead thanks to home runs by Curtis Granderson and Andruw Jones. The Red Sox hit three home runs to cut the deficit and an Alex Rodriguez error in the seventh allowed Boston to take the lead for good.
Key stat: With the win, the Red Sox reached .500 for the first time all season after beginning 2-10.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4 with a run scored. Needs 35 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 20-18
2010 record: 25-13

MAY 14: RED SOX 6, YANKEES 0 Game
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MAY 14: RED SOX 6, YANKEES 0
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Recap: Jorge Posada pulling himself out of the lineup got most of the attention Saturday night, but there was still a game to be played. Boston's ace Josh Beckett was sharp in six innings of work. He struck out nine, including Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, each with two on and two outs. The Yankee offense once again stumbled behind CC Sabathia who gave up six runs and ran his record to 3-3.
Key stat: Mark Teixeira was hitless in 30 straight at-bats against Boston dating to last year before an eighth-inning single.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a single. Needs 35 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 20-17
2010 record: 28-19

MAY 13: RED SOX 5, YANKEES 4 Game
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MAY 13: RED SOX 5, YANKEES 4
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Recap: The Yankee bats were silent once again Friday night against Boston due in large part to pitcher Clay Buchholz who allowed five hits and two runs in seven innings. The Yankees were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight on base.
Key stat: The slumping Yankees have only won three of their last 10 games and move two games behind the Tampa Bay Rays for first place.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a single and a run scored. Needs 36 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 20-16
2010 record: 28-18

MAY 12: ROYALS 11, YANKEES 5 Game story
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MAY 12: ROYALS 11, YANKEES 5
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Recap: Ivan Nova's past two gems were quickly forgotten, as the young righty was roughed up by the Royals. Nova pitched 3 1/3 innings, surrendering eight runs on 10 hits, including a pair of home runs. The Yankees offense tried to claw back, putting up four runs in the fifth, but it was too little to late.
Key stat: Eric Hosmer, who hit his first career home run against the Yankees on May 11, went deep again.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with an RBI. Needs 37 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 20-15
2010 record: 23-12

MAY 11: ROYALS 4, YANKEES 3 (11) Game
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MAY 11: ROYALS 4, YANKEES 3 (11)
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Recap: A.J. Burnett pitched very well for the Yankees, overcoming control issues (five walks) to pitch seven innings, allowing just one run and one walk. However, the usually reliable Yankees bullpen faltered twice; first, David Robertson allowed a Wilson Betemit RBI single in the 8th to tie the game up, then Luis Ayala allowed a sacrifice fly in the 11th to hand the Royals the win.
Key stat: Curtis Granderson went deep for the Yankees, his 12th home run of the season. He didn't hit his 12th homer in 2010 until August 17.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-6 with a strikeout. Needs 38 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 20-14
2010 record: 22-12

MAY 10: YANKEES 3, ROYALS 1 Game story
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MAY 10: YANKEES 3, ROYALS 1
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Recap: Derek Jeter stayed hot, Alex Rodriguez delivered in a clutch situation, and Freddy Garcia pitched well in a home win for the Yankees. Jeter got two hits at the top of the lineup, bringing his batting average up to .283 on the season. Rodriguez, meanwhile, drove in two runs on a base hit in the 5th, the runs that proved to be the difference in the win. And Garcia improved to 2-2 and lowered his ERA to 2.61 with six innings of one-run ball.
Key stat: Jorge Posada went 0-for-3; he's now hitting .147 on the season.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4. Needs 38 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 20-13
2010 record: 22-11

MAY 8: YANKEES 12, RANGERS 5 Game story
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MAY 8: YANKEES 12, RANGERS 5
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Recap: Derek Jeter slammed two home runs in a four-hit afternoon to silence his critics that he needs to move down in the lineup. Francisco Cervelli blew the game open with a grand slam off Cody Eppley in an six-run eighth that also featured a two-run homer by Mark Teixeira. The Yankee defense committed four errors.
Key stat: Curtis Granderson was 5-for-10 with three home runs against Texas in the three-game series.
Jeter Watch: 4-for-6 with two home runs and 6 RBIs. Needs 40 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 19-13
2010 record: 21-11

MAY 7: RANGERS 7, YANKEES 5 Game story
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MAY 7: RANGERS 7, YANKEES 5
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Recap: In his fourth start, Bartolo Colon finally hit the wall; he surrendered five runs in the first two innings. The Yankees clawed back to tie the game, on Nick Swisher's solo home run in the top of the sixth. But their effort was wasted when Boone Logan allowed two runs in the bottom of the sixth, including the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt by Julio Borbon. The bats fell silent after that and the Yankees lost for the fourth time in five games.
Key stat: Derek Jeter's double off the top of the wall in the third was only his third extra-base hit of the year.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4 with a single and a double. Needs 44 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 18-13
2010 record: 21-10

MAY 6, 2011: YANKEES 4, RANGERS 1 Game
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MAY 6, 2011: YANKEES 4, RANGERS 1
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Recap: Ivan Nova and Curtis Granderson starred in a two-man show in Texas, leading the Yankees to a win. Nova pitched into the eighth inning, allowing just two hits and one unearned run. Granderson, meanwhile, hit two home runs, driving in three of the Bombers' four runs and finishing with two of the team's five hits.
Key stat: Mark Teixeira's batting average fell to .248 with an 0-for-4 day at the plate.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a run and a walk. Needs 46 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 18-12
2010 record: 21-9

MAY 5, 2011: TIGERS 6, YANKEES 3 Game
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MAY 5, 2011: TIGERS 6, YANKEES 3
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Recap: Errors plagued New York all afternoon in a loss to the Tigers. The Yankees committed three in total, leading to three unearned Detroit runs. Eduardo Nunez, starting in place of Derek Jeter, committed two of the blunders at shortstop. Rick Porcello, meanwhile, starting for the Tigers, held the Yanks to two runs in seven innings.
Key stat: Both Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez started the game on the bench. Rodriguez eventually made an appearance, replacing the injured Eric Chavez.
Jeter Watch: Did not play. Needs 47 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 17-12
2010 record: 21-8

MAY 4, 2011: TIGERS 4, YANKEES 0 Game
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MAY 4, 2011: TIGERS 4, YANKEES 0
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Recap: For the second straight night, the Yankees were ineffective at the dish. Max Scherzer, the young Tigers fireballer, shut out the Yankees for eight innings, and Detroit's bats managed to push four runs across against Freddy Garcia. Magglio Ordonez did much of the damage for the Tigers, belting a sinker from Freddy Garcia over the fence for a two-run homer.
Key stat: Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4; he's now in the midst of a 5-for-40 slump.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a single to center. Needs 47 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 17-11
2010 record: 20-8

MAY 3, 2011: TIGERS 4, YANKEES 2 Game
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MAY 3, 2011: TIGERS 4, YANKEES 2
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Recap: C.C. Sabathia was beaten up by the Tigers bats, and Yankees mistakes on the base paths cost the team runs in an ugly road loss to Detroit. Three Yankees baserunners were thrown out in all, either killing rallies or ending innings. And on the bump, Sabathia surrendered 10 hits and four runs in his seven innings of work.
Key stat: Russell Martin drove in his 20th run of the season in the loss. He drove in 26 all of last year.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with a base hit. Needs 48 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 17-10
2010 record: 19-8

MAY 2, 2011: YANKEES 5, TIGERS 3 Game
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MAY 2, 2011: YANKEES 5, TIGERS 3
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Recap: Thanks the second solo home run of the game by Detroit's Alex Avila, the Yankees and Tigers were tied after seven innings. In the ninth, with Mark Teixeira on second, Nick Swisher lined a one-out pitch into center field to bring home the go-ahead run. The Yankees tacked on one more and Mariano Rivera closed out his 11th save of the year.
Key stat: In his third start, Bartolo Colon allowed three runs, seven hits and no walks in seven solid innings.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-5 with two singles. Needs 49 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 17-9
2010 record: 18-8

MAY 1 , 2011: YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS
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MAY 1 , 2011: YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 2
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Recap: Curtis Granderson's three-run home run in the fifth inning was the difference in the Yankees' 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The home run snapped a 2-2 tie and provided enough run support for righthander Ivan Nova and a team of relievers.
Key stat: Curtis Granderson is now tied for the team-lead in home runs with Robinson Cano with eight.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-3. Needs 51 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 16-9
2010 record: 17-8

APR. 30: YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 4 Game
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APR. 30: YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 4
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Recap: The Yankees jumped out early against the Blue Jays, knocking Kyle Drabek out of the game after just 2 1/3 innings, and the bullpen pitched three solid shutout innings to preserve a win. Rafael Soriano, who has struggled much of this season, had a smooth inning of work, allowing one hit and no runs.
Key stat: The Yankees' lineup had 5 RBIs; none by the 3, 4 or 5 hitters.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-3. Needs 51 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 15-9
2010 record: 16-8

APR. 29: BLUE JAYS 5, YANKEES 3 Game
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APR. 29: BLUE JAYS 5, YANKEES 3
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Recap: Freddy Garcia was brought back into orbit, as Jose Bautista and the Blue Jays took down the Yankees. Garcia pitched just five innings, surrendering three runs and walking five, and the Yanks continuously folded in the clutch. Bautista went yard in the third for his ninth homer of the season.
Key stat: New York went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5. Needs 51 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 14-9
2010 record: 15-8

APR. 28: YANKEES 12, WHITE SOX 3 Game
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APR. 28: YANKEES 12, WHITE SOX 3
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Recap:A day after using their pitching to top the White Sox, the Bombers' bats took over, exploding for 12 runs in a route of the ChiSox. New York scored six runs in the fifth, letting C.C. Sabathia hit cruise control for the easy victory.
Key stat: Nick Swisher's home run in the seventh was just his first of the season.
Jeter Watch: Day off. Needs 52 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 14-8
2010 record: 15-7

APR. 27: YANKEES 3, WHITE SOX 1 Game
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APR. 27: YANKEES 3, WHITE SOX 1
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Recap:Maybe the 1990s All-Star team anchoring the Yankees rotation will work out after all. Bartolo Colon turned in his second consecutive solid outing, going eight innings and surrendering just one run, meaning Robinson Cano's first inning three-run homer was enough to get the job done for the Bombers.
Key stat: Mariano Rivera bounced back after blowing two consecutive saves, pitching a scoreless ninth for his eighth save of the year.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-3. Needs 52 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 13-8
2010 record: 14-7

APR. 26: WHITE SOX 3, YANKEES 2 Game
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APR. 26: WHITE SOX 3, YANKEES 2
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Recap:Ivan Nova was effective for the Yankees, allowing one earned run in 6 1/3 innings. But a combination of troubles at the plate - just four hits and two runs for the Bombers' offense - and another bullpen lapse - Paul Konerko's two-run homer off Rafael Soriano in the eighth proved to be the difference - sent New York to its second straight loss against Chicago.
Key stat: Soriano's ERA ballooned to 7.84 after allowing two runs in his one inning of work.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-3. Needs 53 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 12-8
2010 record: 13-7

APR. 25: WHITE SOX 2, YANKEES 0 Game
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APR. 25: WHITE SOX 2, YANKEES 0
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Recap: In only his sixth career start, former Mets prospect Philip Humber, who until now was best known for being part of the Johan Santana trade, no-hit the Yankees for 6 1/3 innings. Alex Rodriguez finally broke it up with a single in the seventh, but the Yankees managed just two hits after that.
Key stat: The last time an individual pitcher no-hit the Yankees at home was the Tigers’ Virgil Trucks on Aug. 25, 1952.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-4. Needs 55 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 12-7
2010 record: 12-7

APRIL 23: YANKEES 15, ORIOLES 3 Game story
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APRIL 23: YANKEES 15, ORIOLES 3
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Recap: On a similar schedule to the Knicks, the Yankees had no trouble shaking off the cobwebs, overcoming two off days to pummel the Orioles. The win doubled as the first win for C.C. Sabathia, who had pitched well prior to the night but hadn't been able to get the elusive 'W.' Sabathia gave the Yanks eight innings, surrendering six hits and three runs.
Key stat: The Bombers hit five home runs, including a pair from Russell Martin and a grand slam by Alex Rodriguez.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4 with two runs. Needs 59 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 11-6
2010 record: 12-5

APRIL 20: YANKEES 6, BLUE JAYS 2 Game
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APRIL 20: YANKEES 6, BLUE JAYS 2
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Recap: Making his first start since 2009, Bartolo Colon led the Yankees to a bounce-back victory after an ugly loss to Toronto the night before. The big righty pitched into the seventh inning, allowing just two runs, and a night after the bullpen blew A.J. Burnett's solid start, four Yankees relievers combined to pitch 2 1/3 shutout innings.
Key stat: Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson, the Yankees 8-9 hitters, combined combined to go 4-7 with two RBIs and three runs scored.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-5, lowering his batting average to .219. Needs 60 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 10-6
2010 record: 11-5

APRIL 19: BLUE JAYS 6, YANKEES 5 (10)
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APRIL 19: BLUE JAYS 6, YANKEES 5 (10)
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Recap: Set Mariano Rivera up with a two run lead in the ninth and you can consider the night over, right? Not so fast. The Yankees' closer hiccuped for the first time in 2011, allowing the Blue Jays to come back and knot the game at five apiece. Then, in the 10th, Travis Snider drove in the winning run, capping off the come-from-behind victory.
Key stat: The two runs surrendered by Rivera were the first two he's given up all year.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5, lowering his batting average to .237. Needs 60 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 9-6
2010 record: 11-4

APRIL 17: YANKEES 6, RANGERS 5 Game story
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APRIL 17: YANKEES 6, RANGERS 5
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Recap: CC Sabathia’s struggled on the mound giving up eight hits and four earned runs. Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson all homered for the Yankees. Eric Chavez smacked a game-winning single in the eighth inning to secure the win.
Key stat: Of the Yankees’ 27 home runs in 14 games, two players have five each (Teixeira, Posada) and four are at four apiece (Rodriguez, Cano, Granderson, Martin). Andruw Jones has the only other homer.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-4. Needs 61 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 9-5
2010 record: 11-3

APRIL 15: YANKEES 5, RANGERS 2 Game story
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APRIL 15: YANKEES 5, RANGERS 2
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Recap: Just when the Yankees needed a solid outing from their starter, they got it. From Freddy Garcia. After a 17-day layoff, Garcia turned in one of the team's most dominant outings of the season, throwing six scoreless innings while scattering just two hits. Mark Teixeira provided the offensive boost for Garcia, hitting a two-run homer, his fifth of the year.
Key stat: Mariano Rivera recorded his sixth save of the season, increasing his scoreless innings streak to start the year to 7 1/3.
Jeter Watch: 0-for-3, lowering his slugging percentage to just .260 this year. Needs 62 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 8-5
2010 record: 10-3

APRIL 15: RANGERS 5, YANKEES 3 Game story
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APRIL 15: RANGERS 5, YANKEES 3
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Recap: It was a record-setting day for the Yankees ... just not in a good way. The team tied the AL record, and set a team record, by hitting into six double plays in a loss to the Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Meanwhile, Ivan Nova was ineffective on the bump, a bad sign considering the news from earlier in the day that Phil Hughes was headed for the DL.
Key stat: The Yankees bullpen pitched 4 2/3 no-hit innings, led by Lance Pendleton's work in the 7th, 8th and 9th.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4, raising his batting average to .255. Needs 62 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 7-5
2010 record: 9-3

APRIL 14: YANKEES 6, ORIOLES 5 (10) Game
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APRIL 14: YANKEES 6, ORIOLES 5 (10)
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Recap: Phil Hughes was ineffective for the Yankees, failing to get out of the fifth inning while allowing five runs, bu the Yankees fought back from a 5-0 deficit to win on a Nick Swisher sacrifice fly in 10 innings. The win was the Yankees second straight, and improved their home record to 6-2.
Key stat: Phil Hughes has pitched just 10 1/3 innings in his 3 starts, and has an ERA of 13.94.
Jeter Watch: 1-for-5 with a run scored. Needs 64 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 7-4
2010 record: 8-3

APRIL 13: YANKEES 7, ORIOLES 4 Game story
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APRIL 13: YANKEES 7, ORIOLES 4
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Recap: Buck Showalter's first trip to Yankee Stadium since his offseason comments on Derek Jeter wasn't one he'll remember. The Yankees busted it out of the gates, scoring six runs in the first two innings to jump out to an early lead. They'd never look back, holding off the Orioles at home.
Key stat: Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada and Mark Teixeira all had two hits; every Yankee but Curtis Granderson finished with at least one hit.
Jeter Watch: 2-for-4 with a pair of base hits. Needs 65 hits to reach 3,000.
2011 record: 6-4
2010 record: 7-3

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