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2010-07-06 13:59:00

NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox caught and passed day one leader Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees in the race for the American League's final roster spot after 48 hours and 22 million votes in the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote Sponsored by Sprint, held exclusively on MLB.com and the individual Club sites. Over in the National League, Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds continued to hold off challenges from Ryan Zimmerman (Washington Nationals),...

2009-08-23 23:02:04

Hideki Matsui hit two solo home runs and Alex Rodriguez had a two-run homer and three RBI Sunday to lead the New York Yankees to an 8-4 win over Boston. Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon scored two runs apiece for the Yankees, who won twice in the three-game series at Fenway Park and extended their AL East lead over the second-place Red Sox to 7 ½ games. CC Sabathia (15-7) started and went 6 2/3 innings for New York, allowing four runs on eight hits with no walks and eight...

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2009-05-18 14:55:00

The company selling parts of the retired Yankee Stadium in New York said the team's players have shown interest in many of the most prominent items. There's been tremendous interest from the players, Brandon Steiner of Steiner Sports, which is handling the sale for owner George Steinbrenner, told the New York Post. Steiner said Mariano Rivera, the team's closing pitcher since 1997, has his eye on several items from the bullpen, including the bench. He said Rivera, who threw the final...

2009-05-17 17:03:22

Johnny Damon's bottom of the 10th inning homer Sunday lifted the New York Yankees to a 3-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees increased their winning streak to five straight and won during their final at-bat for the third game in a row. With one out in the bottom of the 10th, Damon's third hit and 10th homer this season made a loser of Minnesota reliever Jesse Crain (2-2). The homer was Damon's first game-winner in a Yankee uniform. Alex Rodriguez led off the seventh with a solo...

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2009-05-11 14:32:29

New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon, who hit .419 and a major-league leading five home runs, was selected the American League player of the week. Damon piled up 13 hits, with five of them home runs and knocked in 15 runs in games played May 4-10 but the Yankees went just 2-5 over the period. New York ended the stretch with a win, however, as Damon hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning of a 5-3 victory at Baltimore. It was his ninth home run of the season and gave him at least...

2009-05-10 17:45:28

Johnny Damon and Robinson Cano homered in a four-run seventh inning Sunday to power the New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Mark Teixeira added a solo shot to back up Joba Chamberlain (2-1), who allowed nine hits and three runs over six innings while striking out five and walking two. Jim Johnson (2-1) was hung with both the loss and a blown save in relief of starter Koji Uehara, who held the Yankees to a run on six hits over the first six innings. Baltimore had been...

2009-02-21 11:30:26

Three top New York baseball players say their personal funds have been frozen by the U.S. government as part of the Robert Stanford fraud investigation. New York Yankees players Johnny Damon and Xavier Nady, along with New York Mets star Mike Pelfrey, are struggling to make personal payments since government investigators froze their bank accounts, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. I can't pay bills right now, Damon, 35, said. I had to pay a trainer for working out during the...

2008-07-04 21:00:03

Veteran New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon blasted his teammates after Thursday's 7-0 loss to Boston, a newspaper report said. The New York Daily News report said Damon's tirade came during a locker room post-game meeting with reporters. We're not playing up to our expectations, Damon said after a 30-minute closed-door meeting. The Steinbrenners (Yankees ownership) spent $200 million on (the team payroll) and we haven't shown what we're made of. We're damn lucky to put on these...

2006-08-19 00:43:36

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnny Damon homered in both games of a day/night doubleheader against his former team mates to help give the New York Yankees a huge sweep of the Boston Red Sox, winning 12-4 and 14-11 in American League play Friday night at Fenway Park. The Yankees pounded out 17 hits in the opener and had another 17 hits in the nightcap to take the first two games of the crucial five-game series between the AL East rivals. New York now leads the division by 3- games and the...

2006-07-30 23:39:02

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnny Damon slammed a pair of solo home runs and Mike Mussina tossed seven solid innings to lift the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on Sunday. While the Yankees were moving within a half game of the Boston Red Sox atop the AL east, they were also finalizing a trade to sign all-star outfielder Bobby Abreu and pitcher Cory Lidle from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for four minor league prospects. With sluggers Hideki Matsui and...


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