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2009-09-12 00:55:48

Brian Roberts led a Baltimore rally and spoiled Derek Jeter's record-setting effort Friday, giving the Orioles a rainy 10-4 win over the New York Yankees. Roberts had three RBI and Baltimore scored nine times from the fifth to seventh innings, overcoming an early 4-1 deficit as well as the emotion involved in Jeter's big moment. Jeter led off the third inning with a single to right off starter Chris Tillman, the franchise-record 2,722nd hit of his career. That is one more than Lou Gehrig...

2009-09-11 16:37:06

Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano likely will not play again this season because of inflammation in his left knee. He was shut down Sept. 3, and Manager Lou Piniella admitted Friday on the team's Web site that the prospects for Soriano's return in 2009 were doubtful. I'm very disappointed, but I have to do what I have to do, Soriano told ESPN 1000 in Chicago before Friday's game against Cincinnati. I want to get an operation sooner than later ... to get ready for next year. Soriano, a...

2009-09-10 17:32:16

Jason Giambi and Garrett Atkins drove in two runs each Thursday, leading Colorado to a 5-1 win over Cincinnati, capping a four-game sweep. Giambi hit a two-run double and Atkins a two-run homer, both in Colorado's five-run bottom of the third. Seth Smith added an RBI single for the Rockies, who made the most of seven hits in their seventh win in a row. The victory was tempered by the loss of starter Jose Contreras, who was injured while running out a third-inning ground ball. Contreras gave...

2009-09-10 00:06:32

A three-run double by Kendry Morales highlighted a four-run first Wednesday and started the Los Angeles Angels on their way to a 6-3 victory over Seattle. Jered Weaver struck out eight in winning for the third time in his last four decisions. Los Angeles captured its second straight and stayed 4 1/2 games in front of Texas for the lead in the American League West. Those two teams will meet seven times in a 13-day stretch beginning Sept. 18. Weaver (15-5) allowed two runs on seven hits in 6...

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2009-09-09 21:59:33

Derek Jeter equaled the franchise hit record of New York legend Lou Gehrig Wednesday and the Yankees rallied late to defeat Tampa Bay 4-2. Gehrig's team record of 2,721 hits had stood since 1939. Jeter tied the mark in his 15th season. Going into Wednesday's game, Jeter needed three hits to catch Gehrig and he got them with a bunt single in the first inning, a double in the fifth and a single in the seventh. The opposite-field hit that tied the record sailed past a diving Chris Richard at...

2009-09-09 21:25:21

Justin Morneau broke an eighth-inning tie with a home run Wednesday and Carl Pavano outpitched Roy Halladay to bring Minnesota a 4-1 decision over Toronto. Pavano (12-11) allowed a run on six hits and struck out five in 7 1/3 innings to get the best of the ace of the Toronto staff. Halladay (14-9) pitched his seventh complete game of the season, striking out nine. He was touched for three runs over the final two innings, however, and lost for the fourth time in his last five decisions....

2009-09-08 21:39:00

Nick Swisher hit two home runs, the second in the ninth inning, Tuesday to give the New York Yankees a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Swisher connected with a Dan Wheeler (4-4) fastball with one out in the ninth to give New York its fourth win in five games. The homer made a winner of Mariano Rivera (2-2), who pitched a perfect ninth. Evan Longoria and Jason Bartlett each homered for Tampa Bay, which has lost seven straight. The Yankees remained nine games ahead of Boston in the AL...

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2009-09-08 18:01:21

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Adam Lind and Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria were named co-winners Tuesday of the AL Player of the Week honors. Lind earned his first career weekly award by batting .321 with four doubles, three home runs and an MLB-best 12 RBI. He had a .786 slugging percentage and a .457 on-base mark. His best game of the week was Aug.31, when he had two home runs and eight RBI against Texas. In the same period, Longoria led the American League with a .467 average,...

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2009-09-07 22:10:53

Mark Teixeira was 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI Monday to help the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 11-1 and sweep a doubleheader. The Yankees won the first game 4-1. Teixeira, who has 35 homers this season, hit a three-run homer during an eight-run third inning and added a solo homer in the sixth. New York moved to a nine-game lead over Boston in the AL East after posting its 10th win in 12 games. A.J. Burnett (11-8) had eight strikeouts over six innings and snapped a seven-start...

2009-09-07 18:13:46

Alex Rodriguez went 3-for-3 Monday to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-1 win over Tampa Bay in the first game of a Labor Day doubleheader. CC Sabathia allowed one run on three hits and four walks while striking out 10 in the Yankees' ninth win in 11 games. New York moved 8 1/2 games ahead of Boston in the AL East with 24 games to play. Jorge Posada and Eric Hinske each drove in a run for New York. Mariano Rivera got his 39th save and Phil Hughes (6-3) was credited with the win for pitching a...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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