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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.
The Colorado Rockies picked up veteran right-hander Jose Contreras off the waiver wire from the Chicago White Sox. The Rockies also got cash considerations from the White Sox, who got right-handed prospect Brandon Hynick in return. Contreras, 37, was 5-13 with a 5.42 ERA in 21 games for the White Sox this season.
Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was named Monday the National League Player of the Week. Howard, 29, led the major leagues last week with five home runs and had two-multi-homer games.
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Mark Teixeira slammed a three-run homer and Johnny Damon hit a two-run shot Sunday, powering the New York Yankees past the Chicago White Sox 8-3. Teixeira's homer to right came during a five-run rally in the seventh inning.
Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin combined on a one-hit shutout Saturday, leading the New York Yankees in a 10-0 rout of the Chicago White Sox. Mitre (3-1) gave up Jim Thome's double with one out in the top of the fifth before he took a line drive off the bat of A.J.
Robinson Cano's late three-run homer Friday boosted the New York Yankees to a 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox. The homer, Cano's 21st, came with two outs in the bottom of the 10th. Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon hit solo shots, while Damon and Melky Cabrera had two hits each for the Yankees, who have
Jorge Posada gave New York a quick start with a three-run homer Wednesday and the Yankees rode a solid effort from Andy Pettitte to a 9-2 win over Texas. Pettitte (11-6) surrendered two runs on five hits and struck out seven in a seven-inning stint.
Mariano Rivera needed just seven pitches to record his 36th save Wednesday and preserve a 3-2 win for the New York Yankees over Oakland. Chad Gaudin made his first start with the Yankees after being acquired from San Diego Aug.
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