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League Championship Series
Championship Series:
AL: Red Sox-Yankees, Gm 7
NL: Astros-Cardinals, Gm 7
Division Series:
AL: Twins-Yankees
AL: Red Sox-Angels
NL: Dodgers-Cards
NL: Astros-Braves

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10/20, GAME 7:  Red Sox 10, Yankees 3  Wrap >
Not a miracle, just a better team
By Mike Bauman  10/21/2004
It wasn't miraculous, it wasn't mystical, it wasn't mysterious. It was the Boston Red Sox being the better ballclub. Full story >
ALCS MVP Ortiz keeps the faith  'Big Papi' leads Sox to American League pennant
2004 ALCS ranks among best ever  Seven-game classic had a little bit of everything
Game balls: Rating Game 7  Ortiz, Damon, Lowe each earn five Wallys
The other ALCS awards  MVP Ortiz not the only one who gets love
Facts machine  Several records set during 2004 ALCS
Facts machine  Home teams get split decision in 2004 LCS Game 7's
ALCS insanity will drive you crazy  Outcome unbelievable -- if you hadn't witnessed it
Sox's resurrection in perspective  Unprecedented comeback among history's greatest
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Thrilled Sox not satisfied  After vanquishing Yankees, eyes are on ultimate prize
Wakefield tabbed for Game 1  Schilling goes next, follwed by Martinez and then Lowe
Notes: Ortiz set to play first  DH will move to infield when series shifts to NL stadium
Getting down to business  Red Sox merchants gearing up for World Series
What's next for the Red Sox?  Cardinals, Astros could prove formidable foes
After tense ALCS, Sox let loose  Club overcome by emotion after making history
Left-for-dead Sox win historic ALCS  Boston returns to World Series for first time since 1986
Damon lets his hair down vs. Yanks  Struggling center fielder belts two home runs
HeLLLoWWWWe, World Series!  Lowe pitches solid six innings in Game 7 victory
Millar: I'm so proud of this group  First baseman reflects on Boston's historic victory
Down 3-0, Francona kept it together  Red Sox skipper made tough choices, right moves
Owners' stake in Sox personal  Faith in team and imaginitive GM deliver big first step
Facts machine  Red Sox fourth team to win LCS Games 6, 7 on road
Red Sox short hops  Defense, pitching, Big Papi and Damon come through
Notes: Last-ditch scenario  Idea to suture Schilling's ankle pays dividends
Terry Francona postgame quotes  Manager says team just wanted to win and move on
David Ortiz postgame quotes  MVP talks about winning the American League pennant
Derek Lowe postgame quotes  Pitcher's thoughts on what win means to Boston fans
Terry Francona pregame quotes  Manager comments on Game 7 starter, bullpen
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Yanks reluctantly begin offseason  Players, coaches bid farewell for the winter
Cashman returning in 2005  Steinbrenner tells Yankees GM his job is safe
Notes: Olerud weighing options  Giambi expected back at full strength in spring
Red Sox end Yanks' postseason  Brown, Vazquez struggle, bats silenced by Lowe
Yanks came oh-so-close to Series  First four-game skid since April ends Bombers' season
Ending comes too soon  Yankee clubhouse mood somber after Game 7 loss
In the end, pitching did in Yankees  Brown's Game 7 outing not the only struggle on mound
Sheffield Q&A: ALCS Game 7  Calls ALCS loss to Red Sox 'very disappointing'
Yanks on wrong side of history  ALCS loss to Sox is first 3-0 comeback in baseball
Yankees short hops  Numbers don't add up to AL pennant
Notes: Olerud available for Game 7  First baseman not 100 percent, but could pinch-hit
Joe Torre postgame quotes  Manager shares thoughts on Game 7, series loss
Joe Torre pregame quotes  Manager talks about Yankees-Red Sox rivalry

10/19, GAME 6:  Red Sox 4, Yankees 2  Wrap >
Bauman: No surprise to these Sox
By Mike Bauman  10/20/2004
It is amazing. And yet, it is not all that surprising.The Boston Red Sox have done something no baseball team in history has been able to do and they have done it against the New York Yankees. Full story >
Play at first key in tense Game 6  Umps rule interference as Rodriguez bats ball away
Randy Marsh, Rich Rieker quotes  ALCS Game 6 umpires comment on two pivotal calls
Game balls: Rating Game 6  Schilling and much-maligned Bellhorn shine
Sox-Yanks, Game 7: A fitting finale  It's winner-take-all yet again for these storied rivals
Astros, Red Sox try to make history  Comebacks would be record-setting
ALCS Game 6 Hot Sheet  Ten things to ponder in advance of Game 6
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Schilling, Sox ring bell for Game 7  Boston hurler guts his way through seven innings
Ailing Schilling comes up huge  Starter eager to redeem himself after Game 1 fiasco
History on the line in New York  One more win will put Red Sox in the record books
Bellhorn proves he belongs  Struggling infielder's homer the diference in key win
Why not the Red Sox? Really.  History finally turning in Boston's favor
Millar: We stick behind each other  First baseman breaks down Game 6 and looks ahead
Red Sox short hops  Boston treading where no team has gone before
Notes: Foulke closes the deal  Red Sox reliever nails down save in Game 6
Sox turn to Lowe for Game 7  Better-rested righty gets nod over Wakefield
Terry Francona postgame quotes  Manager talks about Schilling's performance
Curt Schilling postgame quotes  Pitcher taks about the win, steps taken to treat his ankle
Mark Bellhorn postgame quotes  Second baseman talks about his three-run home run
Terry Francona pregame quotes  Manager talks about Red Sox pitching, lineup
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Yankees fall short in Game 6  Lieber struggles in fourth; Sox force deciding Game 7
Play at first key in tense Game 6  Umps rule interference as Rodriguez bats ball away
Bats have no answer for Schilling  Red Sox starter keeps Yanks quiet for seven innings
For Yanks, how did it come to this?  Since Game 3 rout, series has been a tense affair
Sheffield Q&A: ALCS Game 6  Right fielder talks about a wild, wooly contest
Facts machine  Yankees Nos. 2-5 hitters shut down in Games 4-6
Yankees short hops  World Series, bragging rights hanging in the balance
Facts machine  Williams in a League Championship Series of his own
Brown holds Yanks' fate in Game 7  Right-hander struggled against Sox in Game 3
Notes: No plans made for Game 7  Torre focused on winning Game 6, going to World Series
Joe Torre postgame quotes  Manager says approach was fine, didn't go Yanks way
Jorge Posada pregame quotes  Yankees catcher keeps looking forward
Joe Torre pregame quotes  Yankees manager focuses on today

10/18, GAME 5:  Red Sox 5, Yankees 4  Wrap >
Bauman: Dream lives on for Sox
By Mike Bauman  10/19/2004
The Red Sox, trying to go where no baseball team has ever gone, kept their hopes alive Monday night with another heart-pounding, marathon win over the Yankees. Full story >
Game balls: Rating Game 5  Ortiz and Boston bullpen share top honors
And now, back to the Bronx  Stories abound as rivals trade punches in ALCS
Yankees fans stay confident  New Yorkers not shaken by Game 4 loss
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Sox in a New York state of mind  Boston forces Game 6 thanks to Ortiz's heroics
Once again, Ortiz delivers  Red Sox slugger having a magical ALCS vs. Yankees
Wakefield pays off for Francona  Series of key moves leads to crucial Red Sox win
Millar: Momentum with Sox  First baseman breaks down another classic game
Pedro: 'We'll just push forward'  Red Sox ace surrenders four runs over six innings
Red Sox short hops  Ortiz, bullpen save the day for Red Sox in Game 5
Varitek has the right stuff  Boston catcher changes things up against Mussina
Notes: Mueller rises to occasion  Third baseman delivered clutch hit in Game 4 victory
Schilling gets another shot  With special boot, ailing Red Sox ace to give it a go
Terry Francona postgame quotes  Manager says team is tired, winning on fumes
Tim Wakefield postgame quotes  Pitcher says last two nights show character of team
Curt Schilling postgame quotes  Game 6 starter comments on his ankle
Bill Mueller pregame quotes  Third baseman talks to the media before Game 5
Terry Francona pregame quotes  Sox skipper meets the media before Game 5
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Yanks, Sox headed back to NY  Second straight extra-inning loss forces ALCS Game 6
Bullpen keeps Yanks in game  Relievers do yeoman's work in Game 5
Yanks can't take advantage  Both clubs strand runners, but Sox scratch out win
Sheffield Q&A: Game 5, ALCS  Yankees outfielder says team can't look back
Moose gives Yanks gritty outing  Right-hander survives tough first inning
Facts machine  Williams in a League Championship Series of his own
Yankees short hops  Thrilling postseason baseball adds to storied rivalry
Notes: Torre not second-guessing  Manager not fazed by Game 4, puts loss behind him
Lieber to go in Game 6 of ALCS  Righty tries to help Yankees advance to World Series
Joe Torre postgame quotes  Team is tired, but everyone is available for Game 6
Joe Torre pregame quotes  Manager addresses the media before Game 5

10/17, GAME 4:  Red Sox 6, Yankees 4  Wrap >
For one day, hope prevails
By Mike Bauman  10/18/2004
With their backs to the wall, the Red Sox managed to earn themselves a bit more time. While they believe they can become the first team to overcome a three-game deficit to win a playoff series, history is against them. Full story >
Pens' swinging gate an issue  Both pitching staffs ridden hard in long, tense ALCS
Game balls: Rating Game 4  Ortiz, Mueller, Cabrera enjoy monster performances
Great pitching matchup in Game 5  It will be Moose vs. Pedro at Fenway Park
Ticket information for Monday  Tickets to rained out Game 3 accepted for Game 5
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Emotional comeback for Red Sox  Boston lives to fight another day thanks to Ortiz homer
Multiple heroes for Red Sox  Veterans provide the spark for Boston in Game 4
Bullpen provides relief  Red Sox hurlers rebound with stellar outings
Millar: Sox back on track  'Tonight's game was a full team effort'
For Sox die-hards, win is a sign  On a cold Boston night, dramatic win rewards faithful
Pedro ready with season on the line  Veteran right-hander takes the ball for Sox in Game 5
Red Sox short hops  Ortiz helps Boston keep hopes alive
Notes: Schilling for Game 6  If Red Sox win Monday, veteran will pitch in New York
Sox fans keep the faith  Nation upbeat despite 0-3 deficit in ALCS
David Ortiz postgame quotes  Slugger talks to media about his game-winning homer
Terry Francona postgame quotes  Manager says everyone contributed in victory
Jason Varitek pregame quotes  Catcher says team has put Game 3 loss behind them
Terry Francona pregame quotes  Manager comments on available pitching, rotation
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Yankees drop Game 4 in extras  Quantrill gives up 12th-inning homer; Sox force Game 5
Rivera able to move past Game 4  Boston rally is third blown save this year against Sox
Sheffield Q&A: Game 4, ALCS  All-Star slugger discusses disheartening loss
Quantrill has rough end to Game 4  Reliever hopes to bounce back from walk-off homer
Yankees short hops  Rivera cooled off with blown save in ninth
Facts machine  Williams in a League Championship Series of his own
Notes: Olerud sits out Game 4  Sore foot keeps first baseman on bench
Mussina gets the start in Game 5  Right-hander earned win in Game 1 after perfect start
Joe Torre postgame quotes  Manager says team has to put this game behind them
Hideki Matsui pregame quotes  Says familiarity with pitchers is reason for success
Joe Torre pregame quotes  Yankees aren't writing off Red Sox, staying focused

10/16, GAME 3:  Yankees 19, Red Sox 8  Wrap >
Bauman: Yanks do it every which way
By Mike Bauman  10/17/2004
There are three words to describe this one: Thump, thump, and thump. The Yankees, having won the pitchers' duel in Game 2, took Game 3 of the ALCS to the other end of the spectrum. Full story >
ALCS Game 4 Hot Sheet  Ten topics people are talking about
Red Sox need some extra points  Game 3 breakdown more like a football game
Game balls: Rating Game 3  Matsui, Williams, A-Rod all rate high for NY
Facts machine  ALCS Game 3 filled with postseason records
Red Sox face history in Game 4  Down 3-0, Boston asks Lowe to beat Yanks, Duque
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Red Sox stand at the abyss  One more loss will end Boston's postseason
Wakefield's time comes early  Knuckleballer volunteered for bullpen duty
Squandered opportunities  Baserunning mistakes hurt Red Sox's chances
Millar: This team will not quit  'We have to find a way to shut them down'
Red Sox short hops  Pitching predicament for Boston heading to Game 4
Balk leads to New York run  Mendoza mistake allows Matsui to score
Nosebleed seat forever a luxury  Splinter's record blast made spot stuff of legend
For stunned Sox, it's all up to Lowe  Work by Wakefield means veteran righty gets the call
Notes: Door open for Schilling  There's a slight chance he could pitch in Game 5
Terry Francona postgame quotes  Manager says Game 4 is a whole new ballgame
Orlando Cabrera pregame quotes  Shortstop comments on his first trip to the postseason
Terry Francona pregame quotes  Manager talks Fenway atmosphere, Schilling update
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Yankees open up on Red Sox  LCS records fall by wayside in Game 3 win
Record-setting night for Matsui  Godzilla ties LCS record with five hits, knocks in five
Heart of the lineup carries Yanks  Hitting explosion puts New York in strong series lead
Bernie sets trio of LCS marks  Center fielder breaks hits, RBI and total base records
Facts machine  Williams in a League Championship Series of his own
Sheffield Q&A: Game 3, ALCS  Slugger talks about the Yankees' big night
In a pinch, Vazquez comes up big  Former starter provides stability in Game 3 relief role
Brown glad Yanks have his back  On off night for starter, team's offense provides boost
Yankees short hops  Record-setting night for Bronx Bombers in Beantown
Torre tabs El Duque for Game 4  Righty says he's ready -- if not, Yanks' rotation flexible
Notes: Duque decision not difficult  Torre, Stottlemyre chose to give Mussina extra day off
Joe Torre postgame quotes  Despite big night, Yankees won't overlook Game 4
Alex Rodriguez postgame quotes  Third baseman talks about his offensive output
Derek Jeter pregame quotes  Shortstop comments on Red Sox fans
Joe Torre pregame quotes  Manager talks about the intense rivalry, Boston fans

Rain postpones ALCS Game 3
By Tom Singer /  10/15/2004
Friday night's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series was postponed 2 1/2 hours after rains began pelting Fenway Park. The series will resume Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. Full story >
Arroyo, Red Sox need to get going  Schilling's injury status puts Boston on shaky footing
Sox on the (hair) cutting edge  Boston 'dos a bone of contention in Beantown
Game 2: Game Wrap  Yankees top Pedro  
Game 1: Game Wrap  Red Sox rally falls short  
ALCS stats  Games 1 and 2 by the numbers  
Sandy Alderson rainout quotes  Comments to media regarding game postponement
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Rain creates options for Sox  If there's a Game 5, Martinez could start over Lowe
Bellhorn looks to leave his mark  Second baseman limited to just one ALCS hit
Rain postpones ALCS Game 3  Red Sox-Yankees to be made up Monday
A-Rod, Mientkiewicz hit the big time  Former prep teammates meet on biggest stage
Notes: Schilling tests ankle  Boston right-hander tries out new high-top shoe
Terry Francona rainout quotes  Comments on effects of the delay, update on Schilling
Terry Francona pregame quotes  Manager talks about advantages of playing at home
Tim Wakefield pregame quotes  Game 4 starter has confidence in pitching at home
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Rainout causes no rotation change  Brown to go on Saturday, El Duque on Sunday
Sheffield at home in spotlight  Slugger finds rivalry, atmosphere as advertised
Bernie heats up in fall's chill  Williams shines under bright lights of postseason
A-Rod, Mientkiewicz hit the big time  Former prep teammates meet on biggest stage
Notes: Sierra to be in Game 3 lineup  Veteran to replace Lofton at DH against Arroyo
Mel Stottlemyre rainout quotes  Pitching coach talks rotation scenarios
Joe Torre pregame quotes  Manager discusses Yankees' pitching
Orlando Hernandez pregame quotes  El Duque happy to be Game 4 starter

10/14, OFF-DAY
Arroyo, Sox need to get going
By Mike Bauman  10/15/2004
Before Curt Schilling's ankle turned out to be more seriously injured than previously thought, the Boston Red Sox could reasonably expect a good chance at two guaranteed wins. But news that Schilling may be out for good turns the Red Sox from ALCS favorites to ALCS long shots heading into Game 3 at Fenway. Full story >
Bauman: Yankees rotation on point  Starting veteran pitchers more well-rested than usual
Hope still alive in Beantown  Red Sox Nation looking at the bright side
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Schilling scratched from Game 5  Lowe set to start in right-hander's absence
Sox's catalyst needs to turn it up  Damon not getting the job done in leadoff spot
Arroyo ready to take center stage  Young hurler has earned starting spot
Notes: Home is where the hope is  Sox look to turn series around with three at Fenway
Francona off-day quotes  Sox manager talks about being down 2-0, Schilling
Arroyo off-day quotes  Sox starter talks about getting the ball in Game 3
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Torre gives El Duque Game 4 nod  Hernandez ready to go, gets call over Vazquez
Rivera money in Yankees' bank  Bombers' closer second to none for a decade
Yanks' success a collective effort  Veterans set the tone, newcomers follow and deliver
Notes: Gordon struggling in relief  Usually reliable righty having hard time in postseason
Posada cool with minicams now  Catcher was just looking out for 'his dirt'
Facts machine  Yankees know how to close out a series
Joe Torre off-day quotes  Yankees skipper discusses ALCS
Bernie Williams off-day quotes  Yankees outfielder discusses the postseason

10/13, GAME 2:  Yankees 3, Red Sox 1  Wrap >
Bauman: Lieber shines in the shadows
By Mike Bauman  10/14/2004
The pitching story of Game 2 of the ALCS was supposed to be Pedro Martinez. But Yankees righthander Jon Lieber was substantially better on this night. Full story >
Pedro paternity test: Who's daddy?  Solving the question on every Yankee fan's mind
Game balls: Rating Game 2  Lieber, Rivera riding in style with strong performances
Facts machine  Taking 2-0 lead in LCS play a great way to start
Arroyo, Red Sox need to get going  Schilling's injury status puts Boston on shaky footing
In enemy land, Sox fans still believe  Boston faithful wary but pleased at Stadium reception
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Boston backs into a hole  Red Sox find themselves down 0-2 in ALCS
Schilling hopes to pitch again  Red Sox hurler will eventually need surgery on ankle
Millar: Our fans will be behind us  Sox first baseman confident Boston will rebound
Martinez not bothered by chants  Red Sox hurler realized he 'was somebody important'
Damon, offense in a funk  Red Sox bats looking to catch fire vs. Yankees
Red Sox short hops  Backs against the wall, Boston tries to regroup quickly
Arroyo stays cool despite pressure  Youngster faces critical Game 3 with Sox on ropes
Notes: Lowe could fill the void  Sinkerballer an option if Schilling unable to start
Pedro Martinez postgame quotes  Attention from crowd made pitcher feel good
Terry Francona postgame quotes  Time to go home, regroup, look toward next game
Dr. Morgan, Theo Epstein quotes  Details given regarding Schilling's ankle
Terry Francona pregame quotes  Talks about possibility of losing Schilling for series
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Lieber carries Yanks to 2-0 lead  Righty shines; Olerud's blast sends NY to win in Game 2
Lieber dominates Sox in Game 2  Hurler in command in seven-plus-inning gem
Quiet man Olerud carries big stick  First baseman's two-run HR the difference in Game 2
Sheffield Q&A: Game 2, ALCS  Outfielder talks about getting to Pedro early, Lieber
Yankees short hops  Pitching, key hits help New York to 2-0 ALCS lead
Brown set for Fenway, Game 3  Fiery right-hander looks to temper riled Red Sox crowd
Notes: Mo catches up on some rest  After sleepless weekend, Rivera recharges his batteries
Jon Lieber postgame quotes  Game 1 winner discusses performance on the mound
Joe Torre postgame quotes  Comments on Game 2 pitching performances
John Olerud postgame quotes  First baseman talks about his two-run home run
Kevin Brown pregame quotes  Pitcher discusses starting Game 3 Friday in Boston
Joe Torre pregame quotes  Manager feels good about pitching

10/12, GAME 1:  Yankees 10, Red Sox 7  Wrap >
No save bigger for Rivera
By Mike Bauman  10/13/2004
Mariano Rivera never stood taller for the New York Yankees than he did Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Full story >
Short night for Schilling  Red Sox hurler roughed up in ALCS opener vs. Yanks
Yanks' Moose rises to occasion  Starter flirts with perfection with 6 1/3 dominant innings
Game balls: Rating Game 1  Mussina, Matsui, Rivera lead Yanks' charge
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Red Sox rally falls short  Late outburst not enough in Game 1 of ALCS
No quit in resilient Red Sox  Boston proves itself with late comeback on Yanks
Millar: 'We'll be back in Game 2'  First baseman looking for Boston to even up series
Ace to let his arm do the talking  Martinez looking to pull Red Sox even vs. New York
Red Sox short hops  Boston keeps fighting, but big early hole too much
Notes: He's managing just fine  Francona comfortable entering showdown vs. Yankees
Game balls: Rating Game 1  Mussina, Matsui, Rivera lead Yanks' charge
Which Pedro will show for Game 2?  Boston co-ace may be stopper vs. Yanks' Lieber
Terry Francona postgame quotes  Manager wants to take it one game at a time
Kevin Millar pregame quotes  First baseman discusses his team and the Yankees
Terry Francona pregame quotes  Red Sox manager talks about his unique team
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
Yanks open quickly, hold on for win  Matsui drives in five; Rivera shuts door on Red Sox
Godzilla burns Sox with five RBIs  Japanese slugger paces Yankees' 10-run attack
Q&A with Gary Sheffield: Game 1  Sheff talks about wild ALCS opener against Red Sox
Positive end to Rivera's long day  Closer arrives in second inning, earns save in game
Confident Lieber ready to shine  Game 2 starter has trust of teammates, skipper
NY fans offer Sox 'fatherly' advice  Pedro's 'daddy' comments spark new twist on rivalry
Yankees short hops  Big numbers fall in New York's favor
Striking first in the LCS  Winning Game 1 a big first step towards series victory
Notes: Randolph to meet with Mets  Coach gets OK to interview for open manager's job
Game balls: Rating Game 1  Mussina, Matsui, Rivera lead Yanks' charge
Joe Torre postgame quotes  Manager comments on his team's performance
Mariano Rivera postgame quotes  Teammates helped him through emotional day
Hideki Matsui postgame quotes  Nice to tie ALCS RBI record, winning is most important
Joe Torre pregame quotes  Manager shares thoughts on Game 2 starter Lieber
Jon Lieber pregame quotes  Pitcher talks about road to the postseason

The rivalry that never rests
By Mike Bauman  10/11/2004
Excitement about this postseason series has been building for some time -- since roughly 1920, as it turns out. Full story >
Game 1 to be culture clash  Red Sox and Yankees to begin battle on Tuesday
Believe history or your eyes?  One says Yankees, but other says Sox are the pick
Position analysis: Sox vs. Yanks  A breakdown of how the ALCS foes stack up
Pitching analysis: Sox vs. Yanks  A breakdown of the ALCS mound matchups
ALCS Game 5 moved to prime time on Sunday, Oct. 17  Game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET
O Zone in the postseason  RISP statistic provides insight into series outcomes
 Baseball Daily News / Red Sox
Man-ny on a mission  Sox slugger: 'It's going to be an unbelievable series'
Schilling not worried about ankle  Red Sox hurler ready to take the ball in Game 1 of ALCS
A more lucid Damon in ALCS  Sox outfielder set to have some fun vs. Yankees
Notes: Mendoza added to roster  Postseason veteran no stranger to NY in October
Red Sox out to make history  This year's edition out to conquer past demons
Red Sox keys to victory in ALCS  Five things Boston needs to do to win series
Terry Francona workout day quotes  Won't do anything differently, just wants to play ball
Curt Schilling workout day quotes  Game 1 starter answers questions about his ankle
 Baseball Daily News / Yankees
A-Rod glad to be in pinstripes  Slugging third baseman almost ended up in Boston
Notes: Yanks' rotation clearer  New York has not decided who will start Game 4
Rivera's status uncertain  Closer said he plans on returning to team on Tuesday
Personal tragedy touches Yanks  Club has coped, succeeded in face of tough situations
Mussina ready for ALCS Game 1  Veteran ready for another round of Yanks-Sox rivalry
Bench is a strength for Yankees  Olerud, Sturtze, Clark among unsung heroes
Yankees keys to victory in ALCS  Five things New York needs to do to win series
Boone pulling for his old mates  Ex-Yankee made his mark in New York-Boston rivalry
Joe Torre workout day quotes  Yankees skipper discusses the upcoming ALCS
Mike Mussina workout day quotes  Game 1 starter addressed the media on Monday
Brian Cashman workout day quotes  Yankees GM meets with the media on Monday