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  1. Yankees come back on Blue Jays, AL East remains deadlocked

    Sep 30, 2012, 5:13 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano

    After the Orioles closed out the Red Sox 6-3 to finish a three-game sweep Sunday, the Yankees completed their comeback on the Blue Jays, winning 9-6 to preserve the tie atop the AL East. They say I can’t focus on the positive. Let’s give it a whirl: Yankees – Definitely a great day for the…

  2. Mike Trout becomes youngest member of 30/30 club

    Sep 30, 2012, 4:27 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    At the tender age of 21, Mike Trout became the youngest member of the 30 HR/30 SB club when he hit his 30th home run Sunday off the Rangers’ Yu Darvish. Trout’s 30-30 season is the 60th in major league history. 37 different players had combined on the previous 59. The youngest to do it…

  3. Ryan Braun makes history by joining 40/30 club

    Sep 29, 2012, 1:03 PM EST

    Ryan Braun AP

    The Brewers lost 7-6 to the Astros last night and now sit five games behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot with five games left to play. While the Brewers’ playoff hopes are hanging by a thread, Ryan Braun is busy making history. Braun doubled in the sixth inning last night before stealing…

  4. Dallas Braden loses his cool at anti-violence meeting

    Sep 27, 2012, 11:03 PM EST

    Dallas Braden

    A’s left-hander Dallas Braden kind of looked like he wanted to hurt someone, which is more than a little ironic given that he’s angry about the increased violence and the lack of response from the police force in his hometown of Stockton, California. CBS Sacramento has the video, which includes an impromptu interview with a bat-toting Braden.…

  5. Orioles, Yankees drop one-run games

    Sep 23, 2012, 5:08 PM EST

    Matt Wieters

    A pair of lengthy winning streaks came to an end Sunday, as both the Yankees and Orioles lost one-run games to keep the status quo atop the AL East. The Orioles saw their six-game streak conclude in losing 2-1 to Boston. Baltimore caught a very bad break in the top of the ninth, when Jim…

  6. Orioles win in 12, Yankees prevail in 14 versus A’s

    Sep 22, 2012, 7:09 PM EST

    Raul Ibanez, Derek Norris

    With the Orioles already having dispatched the Red Sox in 12, the AL East appeared on the verge of being knotted at the top again. However, the Yankees overcame a 9-5 deficit in the 13th and beat the A’s 10-9 in 14 innings Saturday. Baltimore improved to 4-0 in extra-inning games at Fenway Park this…

  7. Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon are late-night poker pals

    Sep 21, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

    poker_after_dark

    Here’s an amusing little tidbit from Philadelphia Daily News gossip columnist Dan Gross: Before the Phillies left for Houston, Cliff Lee brought fellow pitcher Jonathan Papelbon to Harrah’s in Chester to play poker. Lee’s a regular at Harrah’s poker room, usually playing late at night. That’s legal, of course, as opposed to Alex Rodriguez‘s appearances at underground poker games…

  8. CC Sabathia disappoints as Rays down Yankees

    Sep 14, 2012, 10:55 PM EST

    CC Sabathia

    CC Sabathia is the game’s highest-paid hurler, but David Price has pretty obviously supplanted him as the AL East’s best pitcher. Tampa Bay’s ace picked up his league-leading 18th win Friday as the Rays topped the Yankees 6-4. Price allowed two runs in seven innings to become the AL’s first to 18 victories. Sabathia gave…

  9. Edwin Encarnacion joins the 40-homer club

    Sep 14, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim  v Toronto Blue Jays

    For the third straight season the Blue Jays have a 40-homer hitter, as Edwin Encarnacion went deep last night for the 40th time after Jose Bautista reached that mark in both 2010 and 2011. Encarnacion has always had a ton of offensive upside, especially in terms of power potential, so much so that the Reds…

  10. Phil Hughes pitches Yankees past Red Sox

    Sep 13, 2012, 10:52 PM EST

    Phil Hughes

    The Yankees held serve with the Orioles by beating the Red Sox 2-0 in a breezy 3 hours, 11 minutes on Thursday night. The win kept the Yankees in a tie for first place in the AL East. It was the lowest scoring game between the two teams in 59 games dating back to Aug.…

  11. Albert Pujols hits milestone homer; Angels lose again

    Sep 13, 2012, 1:15 AM EST

    Albert Pujols

    Don’t blame Albert Pujols; baseball’s best player over the last decade went 2-for-4 and hit his 30th homer Wednesday, yet the Angels lost their third straight to the A’s by a 4-1 score. Pujols’ homer was his 30th of the season. He’s reached that mark all 12 seasons of his career, tying him with Jimmie…

  12. Yankees, Orioles eek out one-run wins to preserve AL East tie

    Sep 12, 2012, 11:12 PM EST

    Nate McLouth

    The Orioles got a walkoff win over the Rays in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday, and the Yankees held on against the Red Sox to keep pace in the AL East. Baltimore won 3-2 on a Nate McLouth “single” off the right field wall that scored Manny Machado with one out in the ninth,…

  13. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Sep 8, 2012, 8:55 AM EST

    Reuters Martin Soriano

    The Yankees are all alone again in first place in the American League East. At least for now. After giving up six home runs on Thursday to fall back into a tie for the division lead, the Yankees topped the Orioles 8-5 last night at Camden Yards. The Yankees hit three home runs in the…

  14. Alex Rodriguez returns from disabled list as Yankees’ designated hitter

    Sep 3, 2012, 12:12 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    As expected Alex Rodriguez is off the disabled list and in the Yankees’ lineup for this afternoon’s game, batting cleanup and starting at designated hitter against the Rays. Rodriguez has been out since mid-July with a broken hand and went 0-for-7 with four strikeouts on a brief minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A, so expecting an…

  15. Curtis Granderson dealing with hamstring tendinitis, could play Sunday

    Sep 1, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    UPDATE: Good news for the Bombers. According to Erik Boland of New York Newsday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the MRI didn’t show anything serious. He’s dealing with some “mild tendinitis” and could play as soon as tomorrow. 2:27 PM: Things just aren’t going the Yankees’ way right now. Curtis Granderson was forced to leave…

  16. Alex Rodriguez hitless in first rehab game

    Sep 1, 2012, 11:30 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Alex Rodriguez began a minor league rehab assignment last night with High-A Tampa and went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts as the designated hitter. It was his first game action since suffering a fracture in his left hand when he was by a pitch by Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez on July 24. Rodriguez…

  17. Alex Rodriguez could return from broken hand Monday

    Aug 31, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    Barring a setback Alex Rodriguez could come off the disabled list and rejoin the Yankees’ lineup as soon as Monday, according to general manager Brian Cashman. Rodriguez is currently rehabbing his broken hand at Single-A and has been sidelined for more than a month, during which time the Yankees are just 17-16 despite Eric Chavez…

  18. David Aardsma cleared to pitch in rehab games

    Aug 30, 2012, 8:52 PM EST

    david aardsma getty

    It’s easily forgotten by now, but the Yankees signed right-handed reliever David Aardsma to a one-year, $500,000 free agent contract back in late February. And they might actually get something out of the deal before the regular season schedule ends. Erik Boland of Newsday in New York reports that Aardsma is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab…

  19. A-Rod to begin his minor league rehab assignment

    Aug 30, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Eleven days (at most, and likely way fewer) until A-Rod returns: Alex Rodriguez will DH on Friday for Class-A Tampa, and if all goes well, he will play 3B there on Saturday. — Peter Botte (@PeterBotte) August 30, 2012   The Yankees need to get healthy, and getting A-Rod back will be a nice boost.…

  20. Alex Rodriguez takes batting practice for first time since hand fracture

    Aug 28, 2012, 7:29 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    The Yankees will be without Mark Teixeira for a little while due to a Grade 1 strain of his left calf, but it’s not all bad news on the injury front. According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York, Alex Rodriguez took batting practice earlier today for the first time since fracturing his left hand…

  21. Cubs finalize $60 million extension with Starlin Castro

    Aug 28, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Starlin Castro

    Making official what was first reported two weeks ago, the Cubs have finalized a seven-year, $60 million contract extension with shortstop Starlin Castro that includes a team option for 2020. Castro is making the minimum salary this season and would have been arbitration eligible for the first time next year. And as a “Super Two”…

  22. Adam Dunn launches 400th career home run

    Aug 18, 2012, 11:40 PM EST

    Adam Dunn

    Adam Dunn took Royals reliever Tim Collins deep in the eighth inning Saturday for his 400th career home run. He also reclaimed the major league lead with his 35th homer of the year after Josh Hamilton caught him at 34 Wednesday. Dunn became just the eighth player to hit 400 homers in his first 12…

  23. Derek Jeter hits 250th career home run

    Aug 17, 2012, 8:51 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    Derek Jeter‘s liner to left field in the fifth inning Friday off Franklin Morales was his 250th career home run. He moved into fifth place all-time among players who have played at least half of their games at shortstop: 1. Alex Rodriguez – 644 2. Cal Ripken Jr. – 431 3. Miguel Tejada – 304…

  24. Miguel Cabrera is first this year to reach 100 RBI

    Aug 15, 2012, 12:20 AM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    Tied with Josh Hamilton for the major league lead at 99 before tonight’s action, Miguel Cabrera struck first Tuesday, knocking in two runs in the Tigers’ 8-4 defeat of the Twins. Hamilton was held without an RBI as the Rangers were shutout by the Yankees. Still just 29 years old, Cabrera now has nine 100-RBI…

  25. Alex Rodriguez trying to sell his Miami home for $38 million

    Aug 13, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    alex rodriguez house

    Eleven months ago Alex Rodriguez completed construction on a mansion in Miami that cost the Yankees third baseman a reported $24 million, but now TMZ reports that he’s trying to sell the place … for $38 million. Some details on the property: The 9-bedroom, 11-bath beachfront estate … offers 275 ft. of water frontage, a…

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