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2006-04-07 17:17:41

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twelve-year-old Akene Farmer-Michos, who walks 10 blocks from home to play baseball at Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park, says major leaguers who use steroids to make them bigger and richer are wrong. "You're not the person who's playing, but these pills are playing," the first baseman said on Friday at Little League Baseball and Softball's first International Opening Day. "Little League is different. There are kids you see every day in your...

2006-03-12 22:26:15

By Steve Keating ANAHEIM (Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez stroked a two-out bases loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the U.S. a riveting 4-3 victory over Japan on Sunday, in a World Baseball Classic showdown between the sport's two superpowers. Rodriguez, who had suffered jeers during the 16-nation tournament, was showered with cheers and mobbed by team mates when he lined a sharply hit ball off the glove of relief pitcher Fujikawa Kyuji scoring Randy Winn with the...

2006-01-23 19:48:54

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After initially saying he would play in the World Baseball Classic in March, Giants slugger Barry Bonds said on Monday that he had changed his mind and would instead focus on his upcoming U.S. baseball season. "After much thought and discussion with my family I have decided to remove myself from the upcoming World Baseball Classic roster," Bonds, who could move into second place for career home runs this season, said in a statement on his Web site. "After...

2006-01-17 10:15:54

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Team USA unveiled an all-star line-up for the World Baseball Classic on Monday, with a roster that includes slugger Barry Bonds and future Hall of Fame pitcher Roger Clemens. Yankees captain Derek Jeter and new signing Johnny Damon were also among the 42 names released but their New York team mate Alex Rodriguez, a two-time American League Most Valuable Player, was the one big name missing from the provisional list. Team USA, however, has until Tuesday evening to...

2006-01-17 01:55:29

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States unveiled an all-star line-up for the World Baseball Classic on Monday, with a roster that includes slugger Barry Bonds and future Hall of Fame pitcher Roger Clemens. Yankees captain Derek Jeter and new signing Johnny Damon were also among the 42 names released but their New York team mate Alex Rodriguez, a two-time American League Most Valuable Player, was the one big name missing from the provisional list. Team USA, however, has until Tuesday...

2005-11-28 23:05:03

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Yankees manager Joe Torre says the club is keeping its options open for a pressing need in center field -- including the possible use of one of their two All-Star caliber shortstops, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. New York manager Torre said he has considered the merits of converting either Jeter or Rodriguez, who has been playing third base since joining the Yankees, but has not raised the subject with either of his star players. "We've thought...

2005-11-14 16:37:25

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez captured his second American League Most Valuable Player Award on Monday, edging out Boston slugger David Ortiz. Rodriguez, who had a .321 batting average, 130 RBI and league-leading 48 home runs, collected 16 first-place votes and 331 points, while Ortiz received 11 first-place votes and 307 points. Vladimir Guerrero of the Los Angeles Angels received the other first-place vote, finishing third in the balloting by...

2005-10-01 17:03:10

By Mike Shalin BOSTON, Massachusetts (Reuters) - The New York Yankees clinched their eighth straight American League (AL) East title and 11th consecutive playoff berth with an 8-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. The win, coupled with Cleveland's 4-3 defeat by the Chicago White Sox, gave the Yankees a one-game lead over Boston with one game to play. Even if Boston wins the regular-season finale against the Yankees on Sunday to draw back into a tie, both teams would go...

2005-09-16 01:02:41

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Robinson Cano belted his first career grand slam to key a six-run sixth inning as the New York Yankees rallied for a crucial 9-5 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Thursday in St. Petersburg. Alex Rodriguez contributed a two-run homer to the comeback as the Yankees erased a 5-1 deficit to move within a half-game of the idle Cleveland Indians in the American League wild card race. With their fourth straight win the Yankees also moved to within 1 1/2 games of...

2005-08-09 01:48:02

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez belted a two-run homer and Mike Mussina provided six gritty innings as the New York Yankees jumped out to an early lead then held on to edge the Chicago White Sox 3-2 at Yankee Stadium Monday. Mussina (11-7) surrendered two runs on eight hits and struck out seven without a walk to take credit for the win, before handing the game over to the bullpen. Tanyon Sturtze and Tom Gordon each contributed one shutout inning while Mariano Rivera took over in the...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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