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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.
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.
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.
Melky Cabrera's two RBI Saturday paced the New York Yankees to a 6-4 win over Toronto. He drove in runs with singles in the second and ninth innings. Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira hit solo homers.
The defamation suit Roger Clemens filed against former trainer Brian McNamee has been dismissed by a federal judge in Texas. The suit, filed Jan.6, 2008, was dismissed with prejudice by U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison in Houston. The Aug.
The drunken driving manslaughter trial of former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz was rescheduled after new evidence surfaced, observers said. Leyritz had been set to stand trial this month on charges that he caused the December 2007 death of Fredia Veitch, 30, of Plantation, Fla., in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., car crash, in which prosecutors say Leyritz was drunk and ran a red light.
Roy Halladay's complete-game, one-hit shutout Friday carried the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-0 win over the New York Yankees. Halladay (14-8) chased a perfect game into the top of the fifth and a no-hitter into the sixth. He threw 111 pitches, giving up only Ramiro Pena's one-out, sixth-inning double, with three walks and nine strikeouts. Halladay did not pitch more than six innings in any of his previous three starts, all losses. Aaron Hill and Joe Inglett led Toronto with two RBI apiece.
Jorge Posada's four hits and four RBI Thursday led the New York Yankees to a 10-5 win over Toronto. Posada's two-run homer in the ninth capped the scoring for the Yankees, who have won four in a row. Alex Rodriguez had two hits -- one a solo homer -- and two RBI, and Melky Cabrera had two hits and one
Jorge Posada homered twice and Nick Swisher, Eric Hinske and Robinson Cano each homered once Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 9-6 win over Baltimore. Swisher and Hinske both homered in the seventh inning, and Cano's homer was a two-run shot for the Yankees, who have won five straight. Luke Scott hit a three-run homer for Baltimore, which has lost four of its last six games.
Houston Astros Tuesday activated infielder Aaron Boone, who had open heart surgery in late March. Boone, 36, had been on the 60-day disabled list while he recovered from the aortic valve replacement procedure to correct a condition he had since college. Boone has a one-year deal with Houston.
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