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New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 22: Chris Stewart #19 of the New York Yankees connects on a sixth inning run scoring ground out against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Sweep Blue Jays

Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees are making their move in the AL playoff race _ thanks in large part to all the wins they are piling up against Toronto.

08/22/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Alfonso Soriano #12, Curtis Granderson #14 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees celebrate after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 21, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Ichiro got his 4000 career hit in the first inning of the game. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Yankees Winning Ways Continue

Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, Ichiro Suzuki got his 4,000th hit between the major leagues and Japan, and the Yankees handed the Toronto Blue Jays their 12th straight loss in New York, 4-2 on Wednesday night.

08/21/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Jayson Nix #17 of the New York Yankees is mobbed by his teamates after hitting a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second game of a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on August 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 3-2. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Sweep DH From Blue Jays

Jayson Nix thinks it’s a whole lot easier to get good pitches to hit now that the Yankees are getting some of their stars back in the lineup.

08/21/2013

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 18: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees hits a bases-clearing triple in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox during the game on August 18, 2013 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Yankees Take 2-of-3 From Sox

Alex Rodriguez was hit by a fastball his first time up and then homered to start a four-run sixth inning that rallied the New York Yankees to a 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.

08/19/2013

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 17: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox doubles against the New York Yankees in the 4th inning at Fenway Park on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Lackey Sharp Into 7th As Red Sox Beat Yankees 6-1

By:  KEN POWTAK BOSTON (AP)   Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits, David Ortiz homered and John Lackey held down New York’s resurgent offense as the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game skid by beating the Yankees […]

08/17/2013

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 16:  Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees beats the throw to the plate to Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox  in the 9th inning to score at Fenway Park on August 16, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Yankees Go to Fenway, Batter Sox

Alfonso Soriano drove in four more runs and Andy Pettitte avoided his first-inning troubles to lead New York to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

08/16/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 13: Alfonso Soriano #12 of the New York Yankees follows through on his seventh inning three-run home run against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 13, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Blast Angels

Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the New York Yankees’ bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

08/13/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Hiroki Kuroda #18 of the New York Yankees pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yankees Win Another Squeaker

Minus Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, the New York Yankees used a pair of relievers to close out the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Monday night and preserve the win for Hiroki Kuroda.

08/12/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Alfonso Soriano #12 of the New York Yankees dumps Gatorade on teammate Brett Gardner #11 in celebration of Gardner's game winning home run in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on August 11, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Gardner Saves Yanks After Mo Blows 3rd Save

By:  HOWIE RUMBERG NEW YORK (AP)   After Mariano Rivera blew a third straight save for the first time in his famed career, Brett Gardner homered with two outs in the ninth inning to give […]

08/12/2013

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by teammate Prince Fielder #28 after hitting a third inning home run against o the New York Yankees in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 102, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Cabrera, Hunter Lead Tigers In Romp Over Yanks

NEW YORK (AP)   Miguel Cabrera homered against the Yankees again and had three hits while playing on a bandaged leg and Torii Hunter connected and drove in four runs, leading the Detroit Tigers to […]

08/10/2013

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