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Monday, September 23, 2013
Prez: It ain't over until it's over

By Andrew Marchand

NEW YORK -- Even though the Yankees are four games out of the AL wild card with six games to play, their team president refuses to raise any white flags.

"It is going to be very hard," Randy Levine told ESPN New York on Monday. "We are not eliminated. As Yogi says, 'It ain't over 'til it's over.'"

The Yankees begin a three-game series with the Tampa Rays in the Bronx on Tuesday. The Rays, who play Baltimore Monday afternoon, will either lead the Yankees by four or five games heading into Tuesday. The Yankees trail the Indians by four games for the second spot.

After the three with Tampa, the Yankees will be in Houston next weekend for the final three regular season games of Mariano Rivera's and Andy Pettitte's career. The Indians host the White Sox for two games before going to Minnesota for four to the end the regular season. The Rays finish off with three in Toronto.

If the Yankees were to win all six games, our own Dan Szymborski says there is a 15 percent chance the team would make the post-season.

The Yankees will have to do it without CC Sabathia, who is done for the season with a strained hamstring.