New York Yankees defeat Los Angeles Angels, 4-1

At least Erick Aybar was honest.

While his Angels teammates were doing their best to convince people they didn't even notice the weather at Yankee Stadium Friday night, Ay-bar made a face when asked how cold he was that told you it was a nightmare for him.

"Very cold," he said through a translator, in an emphatic way that got a laugh from the reporters around his locker. "It's not like the Dominican."

It wasn't like Anaheim either, for that matter.

And so, as supe...

Even when the Yankees were making it look easy, Derek Jeter understood it was not. The shortstop said that when the Yankees were winning four World Series in five years, he knew it was a lot harder than it seemed.

"We knew it was tough," Jeter said. "We made it look easy, but we knew it was hard to get to this point of the season. It's something you don't take for granted."

Back in the American League Championship Series for the first time in five years, Jeter did no...

The Angels have been a big problem for the Yankees for nearly a decade. Friday night, CC Sabathia looked very much like the solution.

The big lefthander delivered his second dominant performance of the postseason, pitching the Yankees to a 4-1 win in Game 1 of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.

Sabathia held the Angels to one run on four hits over eight innings, walking one and striking out seven. "To pitch eight innings against this club and only...