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Yankees keep Red Sox in their sights — with some drama.

Until you see an “X” next to the Yankees’ name in the AL East standings, don’t expect Joe Girardi to reveal who will start the wild-card game, which likely will be played at Yankee Stadium. “I think it’s when you know you can’t win your division,’’ Girardi said when asked about setting his rotation up...
Time: 17:02     Date: 13.09.2017
Last US Sport News: Yankees keep Red Sox in their sights — with some drama. NY Post 24 - US News

“I think it’s when you know you can’t win your division,’’ Girardi said when asked about setting his rotation up leading into the wild-card tilt. “You have to look at [being eliminated] and I also think you have to be somewhat realistic. One good week for us and one bad week for [Boston], and all of a sudden it’s a really close race,’’ Girardi said.

After beating the Rays, 3-2, on Wednesday at Citi Field in front of 13,159, the Yankees moved to within 3 ½ games of the AL East-leading Red Sox, who play the A’s later in the evening.

With 17 games remaining — none against the Red Sox — it is possible the Yankees can pass the Red Sox, but the better bet is them hosting the wild-card game. And if the Yankees can line up their rotation, the private consensus is that Luis Severino would start that game.

One arm that won’t be in the mix even if the Yankees advance to the ALDS is Jaime Garcia, who didn’t look at Joe Girardi when the manager removed the lefty from the game one out shy of a victory in the fifth, and the Yankees leading, 3-1.

Girardi took Garcia out so he could bring in gas-throwing right-hander Chad Green to face the right-handed hitting Evan Longoria with two outs and a runner on first. The move worked when Longoria flied to center. Green then fanned three straight in the sixth, all on 98-mph fastballs.

Girardi did the same thing with CC Sabathia on Tuesday night with Longoria coming to the plate, so Garcia shouldn’t have been miffed with the hook.

In 4 2/3 innings, Garcia gave up a run and five hits, walked one and struck out four.

Dellin Betances didn’t look pleased in the eighth, when Girardi replaced him with lefty closer Aroldis Chapman with a runner on first base and the right-handed hitting Steven Souza Jr. coming to the plate. Chapman walked Souza to bring the potential go-ahead run to the plate in Adeiny Hechavarria.

Hechavarria’s single scored Longoria to make it a one-run game and moved Souza to third, but Chapman ended the rally by striking out pinch-hitter Wilson Ramos.

Consecutive singles by Brett Gardner and Chase Headley starting the ninth against Brad Boxberger put runners at the corners for Gary Sanchez. With the infield in, Sanchez struck out swinging and Didi Gregorius’ fly to left field wasn’t deep enough to score Gardner. Starlin Castro popped up to strand two.

Chapman recorded the final three outs for his 18th save.

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Business

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Metro

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