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This short stint in Los Angeles delivered plenty of late inning drama as the Yankees and the Dodgers split a two game series where the Dodgers had more reason to celebrate as they moved into the record books with their win on Tuesday. The Dodgers walked off in the 9th inning on Tuesday after Mark Ellis (.281) hit a single off Shaw Kelly (3-1), scoring Andre Either. This win gave the Dodgers their first 10-1 start since the All-Star break in tram history. Yaseal Puig is the real deal as his relentless hitting gave the Dodgers their first run of the game, scoring after his double off the center field wall just missing a home run. Andy Pettitie (7-8) settled down after the 2nd inning despite allowing 8 hits he didn’t allow any more runs. Photo By: Harry How/Getty Images   Lyle Overbay (.250) gave the Yankees their 56th win with a pinch-hit RBI single to break an 8 inning tie on Wednesday. His questionable “safe” call on a check swing lead to former Yankee legend and Dodgers manager, Don Mattingly to be tossed out of the game. Sure enough, Overbay blooped one into center field scoring Robinson Cano. Hiroki Kuroda (10-6) continues his stellar year, pitching seven scoreless innings allowing only one walk and eight strikeouts, improving to a 2.36 ERA. The Yankees gave Mariano a three-run lead to work with in the 9th and the veteran had no problem shutting down the Dodgers 1-2-3 with two strikeouts, picking up his 34th save of the season. Rivera was honored by the Dodgers with a ceremony including a message from Rachel Robinson, widow of Jackie Robinson. The Yankees mantra in the clubhouse has to be to fight. The only way this team can win is to find any way of getting on base, through bunts and small ball the Yankees can have a legitimate chance to grab one of the two wild-card spots. Since the Red Sox have that never say die attitude right now they don’t seem to be willing let the Yankees get much room on their 8 game lead. With The Bronx Bombers are being lead by their pitching, having the 8th lowest ERA in the majors (3.69) they give the Yankees a chance to win every game. Somehow the Yankees are five games over .500 in arguably the best division in the American League but are slowly moving down the wild-card standings and being crept up on them by the Royals, yes the Kansas City Royals. Curtis Granderson returning to the lineup against the Padres, only playing in 8 games this season after breaking his wrist. Granderson loves the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium and the Bombers could sure use more of the long ball this season. With Grandy back in the middle of the lineup it gives the Yankees more chances to get men on base and more chances for the Yanks to drive in more runs. Hopefully the Yankees can grab at least two from the 4th place Padres (50-59) in San Diego this weekend to regain or at best keep their wild-card hopes steady heading into August.

A-Rod hints at contract conspiracy

Alex Rodriguez was asked about his pending legal troubles and hinted that the Yankees would like to see his contract flushed away.

Alex Rodriguez Says ‘ People have been trying to get creative trying to cancel my contract’

  Alex Rodriguez is back to talking again. Friday has come and gone, and with it Arod hasn’t been banned in perpetuity, nor has he even been suspended. Rodriguez spoke to the media after a rehab game, in which he homered on Friday and was all too candid. Arod confessed that he’s ready to start now and then went on to plant another seed in his conspiracy allegations. When speaking...

Vin Scully calls a Mariano Rivera save and it's wonderful

The Yankees were visiting Los Angeles for an interleague series with the Dodgers which gave us a rare chance to hear Vin Scully call a Yankees game.  Last night, the Yankees were up 3-0 in the 9th which meant a chance to hear the greatest announcer in the game call the game's greatest ever closer on his grand retirement tour.  Thankfully, MLB has made the entire bottom of the...

Rodriguez: 'I'm fighting for my life'

Alex Rodriguez says he's fighting for his life. The embattled New York Yankees' slugger did not deny using performance enhancing drugs on Monday in a news conference after Major League Baseball suspended him through the 2014 season. He said he will talk about whether he used PEDs at another time when he is more free to speak. He did, however, dig in for a battle, saying...

Alex Rodriguez reportedly negotiating settlement for suspension

Major League Baseball has been playing hardball with Alex Rodriguez since they began investigating his alleged involvement with Biogenesis, and it is slowly starting to look like the league will get its way. Rodriguez’s lawyers have been adamant throughout the entire process that A-Rod will appeal any suspension he is given, but could they be [...]

Cashman tried, Phillies rejected

Brian Cashman failed to bring in a bat at the trade deadline yesterday, but it wasn’t due to lack of effort. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. just wasn’t having any of it, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. According to Heyman, Cashman and Amaro spoke on the phone around 3 pm yesterday – an hour before the deadline. Cashman offered to send a prospect AND pay the remaining $5...

Alex Rodriguez To Be Suspended Until End of 2014

Sources have told “Outside The Lines” that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended on Monday, likely through the end of the 2014 season. Talks with MLB Commissioner Bud Selig fell through when he refused to negotiate with Rodriguez’s side any longer. Rodriguez reportedly infuriated Selig by telling the media he had no interest in a settlement with Major League Baseball while his attorneys...

Even if A-Rod is banned for life, the Rangers still owe him more than $40 million

If Major League Baseball were to ban Alex Rodriguez for life because of performance-enhancing drugs the New York Yankees would get off the hook for nearly $100 million in future salary. The Rangers would not be so lucky.

Yankees 3, Padres 0

Curtis Granderson hit a two-run home run, his first since coming off the disabled list, and Ivan Nova dominated the Padres through seven impressive innings to lead the New York Yankees to a 3-0 victory against San Diego on Saturday night. Tyson Ross was pitching well for the Padres when it quickly fell apart. Alfonso Soriano singled to center leading off the seventh and Granderson...

A-Rod brushes off suspension talk

Alex Rodriguez brushed aside any worries about a pending suspension, saying he's headed to Chicago and plans to play for the New York Yankees on Monday night. "I'm excited to play Monday," the star third baseman said after drawing four straight walks with Double-A Trenton on Saturday night. "I can't wait to see my teammates. I feel like I can help them...

Update on celebrity Yankee fans: Snooki has lost 50 pounds

I read it on the Mail. That's Pinstripe Pinup Snooki, with her personal trainer, Anthony, who is pointing to her cleavage, which is obscured by the pop-up ad.  Good news: The sad state of the 2013 Yankees has not caused Snooki to overcompensate by eating. In fact, she's lost 50 pounds, becoming a take-charge mom.She's happy! She's fit! She confident! Snooki wants...

200 Game Suspension Expected for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez will learn his fate in the next 48 hours. The Yankee third baseman and former MVP is expected to be suspended by Major League Baseball for his involvement with the Biogenesis lab that produced performance enhancing drugs. The suspension, while not a lifetime ban, is likely to be for the remainder of the […]

Official Video: 100%, Arod expects to play Monday unless he's 'struck by lightning' or the pink elephant gets him

Alex Rodriguez said after a rehab start with the Trenton Thunder last night that he's 100% and that hopes to play five more years, beginning Monday against the White Sox. "My body's beginning to react the right way," he said. "I'm prepared to play five more years, especially the way my body is reacting. I feel like I can play, play for a long time, and...

Deal or No Deal

As the Biogenesis saga slogs on, Alex Rodriguez and his reps are seeking to make a deal with MLB instead of possibly facing a lifetime ban from baseball.  While this is not in the least shocking, it seems MLB wants to work out a deal with him as well.  One need look no further than the previous sentence to understand why baseball will never, ever be the same again.   Many...

At NJ Presser, Chatty Arod says he's Great and Flying to Chicago Today to join his Yankee Brothers

Reportedly Bud Selig is furious that a possibly delirious Alex Rodriguez continued to tell everyone he wasn't negotiating with Major League Baseball while he was negotiating with Major League Baseball and has cut off negotiations with a ban coming quickly (heard that before). Last night after another rehab game with New Jersey's Trenton Thunger -- A-Rod told reporters he...
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