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The plucky underdog story of the season? The Yankees, of course!

[ad_1] 10:30 AM ETSam MillerESPN.com CloseESPN baseball columnist/feature writerFormer editor-in-chief of Baseball ProspectusCo-author of "The Only Rule Is It Has To Work"The incredible story of the 2019 Yankees has been told and retold, because it just keeps happening: A star-laden roster that was projected, before Opening Day, to win as many as 100 games has seen star after star get injured, yet has somehow gotten better.Injuries hit early and often
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Power Rankings — Yankees, Dodgers rise, but only one can be No. 1

[ad_1] Just last week they dethroned the Dodgers in our Power Rankings, but the Astros didn't rule the roost for long. With L.A. moving back on top on the strength of three first-place votes, Houston didn't even hang on to second place, as the Yankees were on top of two voters' ballots. Suddenly, the injury-wracked B-team Bombers have emerged as the club that could break up the stranglehold that the
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Yanks’ Boone, Gardner ejected again for ump tiff

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Manager Aaron Boone, Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees again hammered away at the umpires Saturday, this time in prolonged rants that brought several members of the team spilling onto the field, while beating the Cleveland Indians 6-5.For the third time in a month -- each time with a minor league call-up umpire behind the plate -- the team with the best record in the
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Rivera –Time for championship to go back to NY

[ad_1] Mariano Rivera, whose induction into the Hall of Fame was celebrated in the Bronx Saturday, said the New York Yankees have everything they need to hang another championship banner at the stadium this year."The only thing that will stop them is God and themselves," Rivera said after the ceremony. "They have everything to do it. I don't see why not. It's time for the championship to go back to
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Yanks’ Boone — Worth exploring MLB ‘mercy rule’

[ad_1] As the Little League World Series hits full steam this weekend, there's at least one rule that New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone wouldn't mind seeing the majors consider.During a news conference Friday, Boone responded to a question about the idea of Major League Baseball implementing a "mercy rule," saying it would be nice to end a game that had gotten out of hand early rather than go through
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— Worth exploring MLB ‘mercy rule’

[ad_1] As the Little League World Series hits full steam this weekend, there's at least one rule that New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone wouldn't mind seeing the majors consider.During a news conference Friday, Boone responded to a question about the idea of Major League Baseball implementing a "mercy rule," saying it would be nice to end a game that had gotten out of hand early rather than go through
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How a fan’s viral video turned Aaron Boone’s Yankees into ‘savages’

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Jimmy O'Brien's mind began racing.The clock on this mid-July afternoon was ticking past 5 p.m. He needed to work fast. His first thought? This will be big. REALLY BIG. Get something to the masses as quickly as possible. They'll devour it.With his brain flipped into hyperdrive, the 30-year-old New Jersey man and full-time New York Yankees fan started digging into his bag of software editing tricks.
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Breaking down the Yankees’ historic domination of the Orioles

[ad_1] This has been the Dream Team versus Angola, the 49ers versus the Broncos, Pujols versus Lidge, Reagan versus Mondale.The Yankees beat the Orioles 6-5 on Wednesday, finishing their season showdown with 16 consecutive victories and a 17-2 overall record. Along the way, the Yankees hit .303 against the Orioles, averaged 7.95 runs per game and mashed 61 home runs -- shattering the previous record for home runs against one
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Astros, Dodgers or Yankees? We debate which is baseball’s best now — and for October

[ad_1] While other contenders jockey for playoff position, the Yankees, Astros and Dodgers have clearly established themselves at the top of the standings -- and as the teams everyone will be trying to knock off come October. We asked Bradford Doolittle, Sam Miller and Jeff Passan to go deep on this year's Big Three by picking which of the trio is the team to beat, identifying potential postseason weaknesses and