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Sunday Baseball Notes

Yankees still alive for playoffs

The Yankees headed into the weekend only 3½ games back in the wild-card race, even with the chaos surrounding them. When you list the enormous number of things that have been stacked against them this season, you marvel as to how this could be.

At the trade deadline, general manager Brian Cashman tried to get the Phillies to trade him Michael Young, who would have been plugged in at third base, and Carlos Ruiz, who would have stabilized the catching corps and provided some pop with his bat. Didn’t happen, though it could during the waiver process this month.

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