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  1. Miguel Cabrera may have some new aches and pains

    Aug 21, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera is so incredible a hitter that he’s continued to wreak havoc despite having a pain in his hip for several weeks now.  But last night he got another ouchy, reports Jason Beck of MLB.com: Cabrera grimaced swinging at the first pitch of the at-bat, creating a scene that flashed back to a week…

  2. Yankees outlast Red Sox to claim series in Fenway

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:48 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez celebrates his solo home run against Red Sox's Dempster in the sixth inning of their MLB American League Baseball game in Boston

    This one had a little bit of everything packed into a crisp four hours and 12 minutes. – After Boston grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch to open the second. It was at least Dempster’s second attempt to hit him, but the…

  3. Derek Jeter is not close to returning

    Aug 12, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Oh no! Derek Jeter‘s ongoing health issues stealing the spotlight from the summer of Mariano Rivera! The Daily News reports that The Captain is not close to returning and that, after the current homestand, where he has been with the team, he’s likely to return to Florida. Joe Girardi says that once he’s down there…

  4. If you’re so sick of A-Rod, why are you writing about him, Mike Lupica?

    Aug 12, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Lupica

    It’s one thing to be a sports fan who is sick of Alex Rodriguez to lament how much coverage he’s getting. I mean, yes, you can avoid that coverage if you want, but I do appreciate that that can be difficult at times and it can seem like such things are impossible to escape. For…

  5. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 12, 2013, 5:20 AM EDT

    New York Yankees' Gardner follows through on walk off solo home run to defeat Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in New York

    Yankees 5, Tigers 4: If I told you that Mariano Rivera blew two saves in a three game series you’d probably assume the Yankees had a bad series. Except in this case they won both of the games Mo blew. Baseball is weird. Miguel Cabrera homered off of him again on Sunday — he’s only…

  6. Miguel Cabrera goes yard off Mariano Rivera for second time in three days but Tigers lose 5-4

    Aug 11, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT

    miguel cabrera getty

    Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera continues to do rude things to baseballs and some of baseball’s greats. Cabrera stuck Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a blown save on Friday night when he launched a game-tying 427-foot home run to deep center field. He then homered off Mo again on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium as the…

  7. Yankees win, A-Rod disappoints in home debut

    Aug 10, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4 in his season debut at Yankee Stadium and closer Mariano Rivera blew his second save in a row, but the Yankees won anyway thanks to a Brett Gardner walk-off single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th. In the bottom of the first, Rodriguez strode…

  8. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 8, 2013, 5:17 AM EDT

    Alejandro De Aza,

    All kinds of comebacks on Wednesday. Let’s call it “Comeback Wednesday!” — wait, what? Really? OK, sorry folks. The people in the marketing department said that’s impossibly lame. They’re working on something centering around the idea of “Extreme Comebacks” but they want to focus group it first. We’ll let you know. White Sox 6, Yankees…

  9. Roger Clemens will participate in the Astros’ tribute to Mariano Rivera

    Aug 3, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

    Roger Clemens

    Assuming the Yankees don’t make a run at the postseason, Mariano Rivera‘s Hall of Fame career will come to an end September 27-29 against the Astros in Houston. And a familiar face will be there to pay tribute to the all-time saves leader. According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, Roger Clemens…

  10. Just like old times: Derek Jeter returns, Alfonso Soriano helps Yankees walk off

    Jul 28, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Before he joined the Yankees on Friday, Alfonso Soriano was last teammates with Derek Jeter in September 2003, nearly ten years ago. Jeter once again made his triumphant return this afternoon, having recovered from a quad injury suffered in his 2013 debut on July 11. In that first game back, Jeter singled in his first…

  11. Mariano Rivera got an ovation in a Boston steakhouse

    Jul 21, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

    rivera getty

    FOX Sports broadcaster Kenny Albert was on hand for this on Saturday night: Just witnessed great scene in a Boston steakhouse. An ovation for Mariano Rivera from entire restaurant. In Boston! @MLBONFOX #Yankees — Kenny Albert (@KennyAlbert) July 21, 2013 Mo has tallied 57 of his 639 career saves against the Red Sox — his…

  12. Brett Myers didn’t care for Mariano Rivera getting the All-Star MVP

    Jul 18, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Brett Myers Getty

    There are few if any consensuses in baseball, but there’s a pretty strong near-consensus that criticizing anything related to Mariano Rivera is bad form. People just don’t want to hear that especially now, as he makes his final victory lap before he retires. Someone didn’t tell that to Brett Myers who Cleveland.com points out tweeted this the…

  13. Bye-bye All-Star Game, bye-bye New York

    Jul 17, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Apple Citi Field

    I was at Citi Field until way after midnight last night then it took a good hour to make it back to my hotel. Then I was wired from my first All-Star experience and didn’t get to bed until it was way closer to my usual wakeup time than it was my usual bedtime. Waking…

  14. Mariano Rivera is amazing, but Joe Nathan is great too

    Jul 17, 2013, 11:17 AM EDT

    Yankees pitcher Rivera hugs Rangers pitcher Nathan after the American League defeated the National League in Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in New York

    In order to guarantee that Mariano Rivera could make an appearance in his final All-Star game manager Jim Leyland used him in the eighth inning, which led to Joe Nathan closing out the win for the American League in the ninth. That wasn’t quite ideal, although it didn’t seem to take away from the spectacular…

  15. HBT Daily: Recapping the All-Star Game from Citi Field

    Jul 17, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

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    Kay Adams and I were on the field after the All-Star Game ended last night, recapping the action. Pitching. Defense. Harvey plunking Cano and, of course, the wonder and glory that is Mariano Rivera. Not seen: just to our right was Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi doing their own video standup. I believe that…

  16. Jose Fernandez made history with Bob Feller, Doc Gooden

    Jul 17, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jose Fernandez AP

    Like everything else about last night’s All-Star game Jose Fernandez was overshadowed by Mariano Rivera, but the Marlins rookie had a pretty eventful evening too. Fernandez was the youngest All-Star pitcher at age 20 and threw a 1-2-3 sixth inning, setting down former MVP Dustin Pedroia, former MVP Miguel Cabrera, and current MLB home run…

  17. The American League wins the 2013 All-Star Game 3-0

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    84th MLB All-Star Game

    Another Midsummer Classic in the bag. Another scoresheet which looks like a train wreck, but that’s how the All-Star Game rolls. And the American League rolled to victory here at Citi Field, beating the National League 3 to 0. As with most All-Star Games it was the small moments which were the most memorable. Here…

  18. UPDATE: The American League is now up 3-0 heading into the bottom of the eighth

    Jul 16, 2013, 10:52 PM EDT

    84th MLB All-Star Game

    10:52 PM: It’s now 3-0 in the bottom of the eighth, as the AL strung some hits off Craig Kimbrel, capped by Jason Kipnis‘ two out double scoring Sal Perez. And a surprise? Mariano Rivera comes into the game in the bottom of the eighth, not the ninth. Interesting choice. 9:41 PM: The AL extends…

  19. Alex Rodriguez goes 0-for-3 in latest rehab game

    Jul 16, 2013, 10:07 PM EDT

    alex rodriguez yankees getty

    While teammates Mariano Rivera and Robinson Cano were participating in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Citi Field, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was continuing his minor league rehab assignment with the Double-A Trenton Thunder. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, A-Rod went 0-for-3 with a run-scoring sac fly while playing seven innings on…

  20. Ballplayers: paid to hit and pitch, but they talk to the media anyway

    Jul 15, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    Media Day

    We’re in the middle of the NL player availabilities right now. The AL players will be made available in a few minutes. Somewhere right now there is a press conference about the Home Run Derby about to start. I’m not going to it because no one will be honest and say “Well, I’m just gonna…

  21. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 13, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera, Robinson Cano

    No Derek Jeter, no problem. The Yankees continued their recent dominance over the Twins with a 2-0 victory last night at a rainy Yankee Stadium. Hiroki Kuroda tossed five scoreless innings in the victory. There was a 73-minute rain delay in the fourth inning, but Kuroda waited things out and came back to pitch the…

  22. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 8, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Orioles' Jones watches his two-run home run off of Yankees closing pitcher Rivera during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York

    Orioles 2, Yankees 1: Even Superman gets beat up once in a while. Adam Jones handed Mariano Rivera his second blown save of the year and the first blown save in Yankee Stadium in a dog’s age when he smacked a two-run homer in the ninth. Speaking of Superman, I finally got around to seeing…

  23. Adam Jones gives Mariano Rivera his 2nd blown save of the season

    Jul 7, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Orioles' Jones watches his two-run home run off of Yankees closing pitcher Rivera during the ninth inning of their MLB American League baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York

    With his club trailing 1-0 with one out and one on in the ninth inning against Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones hit a two-run home run into the bullpen in left field to put the Orioles ahead. O’s closer Jim Johnson, baseball’s leader in blown saves, came on in the bottom half…

  24. The Twins give Mariano Rivera the absolute best gift yet

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:55 AM EDT

    New York Yankees v Minnesota Twins

    The Twins got creative, and now Mariano Rivera has a unique piece for the den as he heads into retirement next year. Deemed “The Chair of Broken Dreams,” the rocker was made up of bats broken by Rivera’s cutter. Manager Ron Gardenhire came up with the idea, and he presented it to Rivera along with…

  25. Mariano Rivera doesn’t want to start the All-Star game

    Jun 24, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    Some people have suggested that Mariano Rivera should be chosen to start the All-Star game for the American League as a way to honor the future Hall of Famer in his final season, but there’s one major problem: Rivera doesn’t want to do it. “I’ve been told about it, but I don’t like it,” Rivera…

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