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2009-09-29 22:49:51

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. Robinson Cano's deep fly to center scored the tying run and after a walk, Hinske scored on Miranda's hit. It was the 28th time...

2009-09-28 17:35:04

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. For the season he has a career-best 43 doubles, 20 homers and 89 RBI.

2009-09-27 16:59:54

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...

2009-09-26 22:41:37

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, he is the first pitcher to win 19 games this season. Phil Hughes and closer Mariano Rivera fanned two batters each in the eighth and ninth innings, with Rivera earning his 43rd save this...

2009-09-25 23:15:19

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. Detroit will host the series beginning Monday. Minnesota held a 2-1 lead going into the fourth before loading the bases against Robinson Tejeda...

2009-09-25 21:55:10

Ian Kinsler reached 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases for the first time in his four-year career Friday, leading Texas to an 8-3 victory over Tampa Bay. Kinsler already had 30 steals going into Friday's game and he climbed to the 30-homer plateau with a three-run shot in the eighth. Texas kept its slim playoff hopes alive, after starting the evening's action seven games behind the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West and eight games behind Boston in the wild-card race. Kinsler put...

2009-09-23 00:56:45

Trevor Cahill held Texas to one run and led the Oakland Athletics to a 9-1 victory over the Rangers Tuesday. Cahill (10-12) limited the Rangers to six hits in 5 2/3 innings and knocked them down to seven games in back of Boston in the American League wild-card hunt. Texas' loss also allowed the New York Yankees to clinch a berth in the AL playoffs. Kurt Suzuki and Daric Barton each had two RBI for the A's, who have won eight of their last nine games. Oakland scored five runs in the seventh...

2009-09-22 00:26:50

Joe Saunders went 8 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on six hits, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Yankees Monday 5-2. Saunders (14-7), who struck out three and allowed no walks, won his fifth straight with no losses since coming off the disabled list last month. His ERA during that span is 2.51. Kendry Morales hit his 31st home run for the Angels, who reduced their magic number for clinching the AL West to six with 12 games to play. The second-place Texas Rangers beat Oakland...

2009-09-20 00:42:44

Mark Teixeira hit two homers and knocked in five runs Saturday, leading the New York Yankees in a 10-1 rout of Seattle. The slugger hit an RBI triple, a three-run homer and a solo shot. Hideki Matsui hit a solo homer. Johnny Damon had three hits and one RBI. Francisco Cervelli had two hits and one RBI. Melky Cabrera hit an RBI single, while Teixeira and Robinson Cano had four hits apiece for the AL East-leading Yankees, who have split their last four games. Winner CC Sabathia (18-7) gave up a...

2009-09-18 00:15:46

Wade Davis threw a complete-game shutout for his first major league victory Thursday, bringing Tampa Bay a 3-0 victory over Baltimore. The four-hit performance by Davis provided a bright spot in an otherwise dismal late-year slump that had seen the Rays lose 13 of 14 games. Davis (1-0), who spent most of the season with Class AAA Durham, threw seven innings in his major league debut last week. He did not figure in the decision in that game, then gave up eight runs in just 2 2/3 innings in a...

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