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Atlanta Braves pitcher Javier Vazquez was named National League Player of the Week on Monday. Vazquez went 2-0 in two starts last week, with a 1.13 earned-run average and 17 strikeouts in 16 innings. On Sept. 8, he pitched seven shutout innings and also had two hits at the plate. On Sept.
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The New York Yankees erupted for an eight-run eighth inning Sunday on the way to a 13-3 win over Baltimore, averting a three-game sweep. Hideki Matsui hit a three-run homer in the outburst and finished with three hits and five RBI. Melky Cabrera had two hits and four RBI. Mark Teixeira had two hits and two RBI. Three others had one RBI each, while Derek Jeter had three of 20 hits for the Yankees, who had lost two in a row for the first time since Aug.
Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano will undergo surgery on his ailing left knee later this week, ESPN reported Sunday. The surgery is designed to clean up some loose fragments. The cable sports network said team officials plan to meet with both team orthopedist Dr.
Miguel Tejada's two-run homer Saturday sent the Houston Astros to a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. His only hit and 11th homer this season broke a 2-2 tie with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Carlos Lee also hit a two-run homer, his 25th, for the Astros, who won despite only four hits. Houston has won three of four. The winner was reliever Jeff Fulchino (6-4).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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