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2009-08-26 21:56:14

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. He has not lost since July 25 and has given up two runs or fewer in five of his last six starts. Posada's homer came in the second inning and the Yankees broke things open with a five-run seventh that featured two-run singles by Derek Jeter and...

2009-08-20 00:12:47

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. 6, but he did not figure in the decision. New York had a 3-2 lead going into the fifth, but Gaudin loaded the bases with one out in that inning and was removed in favor of Alfredo Aceves. Aceves (8-1) got Kurt Suzuki to ground into a double play to end the inning and...

2009-08-19 22:41:04

Doubles by Michael Cuddyer and Joe Crede to open the sixth touched off a four-run inning Wednesday and rallied the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over Texas. The Twins came back from a five-run deficit to down the Rangers Tuesday climbed out of a four-run hole Wednesday. The setback dropped the Rangers out of a share of the lead with Boston in the American League wild-card race and pushed them 6 ½ games behind the hot Los Angeles Angels for the top spot in the AL West....

2009-08-19 01:03:16

CC Sabathia struck out seven over eight innings Tuesday to lead the New York Yankees past the Oakland Athletics 7-2. Sabathia (14-7) limited the home team to two runs on five hits and one walk. He has given up just three runs in his last three starts. Jorge Posada drove in two runs for the Yankees and Derek Jeter collected three hits for the third consecutive game. A five-run sixth inning broke a 2-2 tie and put the Yankees in control. Jay Marshall (0-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on...

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2009-08-18 19:07:41

The Texas Rangers got catcher Ivan Rodriguez from the Houston Astros Tuesday in exchange for two minor leaguers. Rodriguez, 37, batted .251 with eight homers and 34 RBI in 93 games as Houston's starting catcher this year. He will be the backup catcher to Taylor Teagarden, with regular starter Jarrod Saltalamacchia sidelined with a shoulder injury. I'm going to move forward. It's a good trade, Rodriguez said. I'm looking forward to going there and to do my best to try and help them win....

2009-08-18 00:00:20

Marlon Byrd had two hits and three RBI Monday in the Texas Rangers' 8-5 victory over Minnesota. Michael Young, Kevin Richardson and Josh Hamilton had two hits each for the Rangers, who have won three straight games and five of their last six. Richardson was making his MLB debut. Texas starter Tommy Hunter (6-2) went 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts to get the win. Francisco Liriano (5-12) got the loss for Minnesota, after giving up seven runs...

2009-08-14 21:54:22

Garrett Mock worked six innings Friday, and four relievers paraded to the mound to complete a shutout, bringing Washington a 2-0 win over Cincinnati. The Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak and won for the ninth time in 12 games. Mock (2-4) won his second straight start, striking out six, walking four and allowing six hits. The bullpen gave up two hits the rest of the way, and Mike MacDougal earned his 12th save. Washington scored on home runs by Ronnie Belliard in the fifth and Wil...

2009-08-13 16:12:13

Willie Bloomquist drove in two runs and Alex Gordon hit a solo homer Thursday, pacing a 5-4 Kansas City win over the Minnesota Twins. Billy Butler added an RBI for the Royals, who handed the Twins their ninth defeat in 12 games. Gil Meche (5-9), in his first appearance since recently coming off the disabled list, got the win, allowing four runs and seven hits in five innings. Joakim Sona tossed two scoreless innings to notch his 19th save this season. Joe Mauer slammed a three-run homer and...

2009-08-12 13:42:00

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Licks, an affiliate of Steiner Sports (www.steinersports.com), will be hosting former New York Yankees pitchers Dave Righetti, Dwight Gooden and Jim Abbott for a public signing Saturday, August 15 at the New York City location on 2(nd) Avenue and East 93(rd) Street. "Last Licks is thrilled to host three Yankees pitchers who have thrown no hitters," said Stephen Costello, vice president of Last Licks. "This is the very first time we've had...

2009-08-12 01:12:40

Delwyn Young had a two-run triple Tuesday to help the Pittsburgh Pirates get a rare road win with a 7-3 victory over Colorado. Pittsburgh, which has won only three times in its past 21 away games, scored once in the second inning and four times in the third to take a 5-1 lead. Ross Ohlendorf (10-8) got the win, giving up three runs on six hits in six-plus innings. Rookie Jhoulys Chacin (0-1) started for the Rockies in place of injured Aaron Cook and lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up four...