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NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports Illustrated Group Editor Terry McDonell announced today that Derek Jeter is the 2009 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. Jeter is the first New York Yankee to receive this award.
Alex Rodriguez homered twice in a 10-run sixth inning for seven RBI Sunday, leading the Yankees in a 10-2 rout of Tampa Bay. The veteran slugger belted a grand slam and a three-run homer, giving him 12 straight seasons with at least 30 homers and 100 RBI. The seven RBI in one inning established an American League record. He reached the plateau despite missing the season's first month while recovering from hip surgery. One of two hits by Johnny Damon was a two-run double. One run scored on an...
Brandon Phillips had two hits and three RBI Sunday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a season-ending 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Phillips drove in runs in each of his first three at-bats, with two doubles and a ground out. Scott Rolen hit a fifth-inning two-run triple, while Joey Votto had three
Dioner Navarro's two-run homer Saturday keyed Tampa Bay's 5-3 win over the New York Yankees. The homer, Navarro's eighth this season, gave Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead with two outs in the bottom of the second. Jason Bartlett had two hits and one RBI. Two runs scored on a fifth-inning throwing error by reliever
Andy LaRoche drove in two runs and Daniel McCutchen won for the first time in the majors Friday in Pittsburgh's 3-1 victory over Cincinnati. The win, Pittsburgh's fifth in six outings, ensured the Pirates would avoid a 100-loss season. LaRoche had a two-run single in the third to break a scoreless tie and Lastings Milledge hit a solo homer in the fourth. McCutchen (1-2), making his sixth start in the major leagues, allowed a run on four hits with five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings.
Juan Miranda singled off the glove of Kyle Farnsworth in the ninth Tuesday to drive in the winning run in the New York Yankees' 4-3 win over Kansas City. Farnsworth (1-5), a former Yankee, gave up a one-out infield hit to Francisco Cervelli that also deflected off the pitcher, and Eric Hinske's pinch-hit single through the right side left runners on first and third.
Texas Rangers outfielder Marlon Byrd was named the American League Player of the Week Monday. Byrd batted .320 while tying for the AL lead with three homers and a league-high 11 RBI during the seven-day period. Byrd's best day of the week was in a 15-3 win over Tampa Bay Saturday, when he hit two home runs -- including his sixth career grand slam -- while driving in five runs. Byrd, 32, won his second career weekly honor.
Solid pitching by Andy Pettitte Sunday led the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over Boston and their first American League East title since 2006. The win also finished a three-game sweep. Pettitte (14-7) gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings. Closer Mariano Rivera earned his 44th save with a scoreless ninth. Hideki Matsui's two-run single snapped a 2-2 tie with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. Melky Cabrera and Mark Teixeira hit solo homers, with both players getting two hits along...
CC Sabathia and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout Saturday, leading the New York Yankees to a 3-0 win over Boston. Sabathia (19-7) gave up only Mike Lowell's lead-off single in the top of the fifth and finished with two walks and eight strikeouts in 96 pitches. With his ninth straight victory,
Joe Mauer drew the first of three straight bases-loaded walks in a four-run fifth inning Friday and Minnesota went on to down Kansas City 9-4. Minnesota won its fourth in a row and moved within two games of division-leading Detroit in the American League Central, adding further drama to a four-game series between the Twins and Tigers next week.
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