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2009-09-30 22:26:53

John Buck tripled in Mark Teahen with the deciding run in the seventh inning Wednesday, giving the Kansas City Royals a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees. Kansas City let a 3-1 lead get away in the fifth when Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer but the Royals responded to win for the second time in eight games. Brayan Pena had RBI singles in the first and fourth innings for the Royals. Jamey Wright (3-5) picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Joakim Soria worked the ninth for...

2009-09-27 16:59:54

Solid pitching by Andy Pettitte Sunday led the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win over Boston and their first American League East title since 2006. The win also finished a three-game sweep. Pettitte (14-7) gave up two runs and seven hits in six innings. Closer Mariano Rivera earned his 44th save with a scoreless ninth. Hideki Matsui's two-run single snapped a 2-2 tie with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. Melky Cabrera and Mark Teixeira hit solo homers, with both players getting two hits along...

2009-09-26 22:41:37

CC Sabathia and two relievers combined on a two-hit shutout Saturday, leading the New York Yankees to a 3-0 win over Boston. Sabathia (19-7) gave up only Mike Lowell's lead-off single in the top of the fifth and finished with two walks and eight strikeouts in 96 pitches. With his ninth straight victory, he is the first pitcher to win 19 games this season. Phil Hughes and closer Mariano Rivera fanned two batters each in the eighth and ninth innings, with Rivera earning his 43rd save this...

2009-09-25 22:37:10

Alex Rodriguez drove in four runs Friday, two of them with a third-inning homer, pacing the New York Yankees to a 9-5 victory over Boston. The teams have two games remaining in their weekend series and if the Yankees win both of them, they will claim the American League East title. Even in the unlikely event that Boston overtakes New York for the division crown, the Yankees have already clinched no worse than a wild-card playoff berth. Boston saw its lead in the AL wild-card race trimmed to...

2009-09-20 00:42:44

Mark Teixeira hit two homers and knocked in five runs Saturday, leading the New York Yankees in a 10-1 rout of Seattle. The slugger hit an RBI triple, a three-run homer and a solo shot. Hideki Matsui hit a solo homer. Johnny Damon had three hits and one RBI. Francisco Cervelli had two hits and one RBI. Melky Cabrera hit an RBI single, while Teixeira and Robinson Cano had four hits apiece for the AL East-leading Yankees, who have split their last four games. Winner CC Sabathia (18-7) gave up a...

2009-09-14 22:36:46

Mike Napoli's throwing error on a pick-off attempt sparked a two-run eighth inning for the New York Yankees in a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Mark Teixeira had a triple and two RBI for the Yankees. Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher both drove in runs in the win. Joba Chamberlain went just four innings due to a strict pitch-count, and gave up a run on four hits to get a no-decision. He hasn't won since Aug. 16, a stretch spanning seven starts (three losses, four no-decisions). The...

2009-09-13 22:00:10

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. 16-17. The winning pitcher was starter CC...

2009-09-12 16:09:12

One of three hits by Brian Roberts Saturday was a grand slam that sent the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees. The slam, Roberts' 15th homer this season, gave Baltimore a 6-1 lead with one out in the top of the second. Nolan Reimold hit a solo homer, and Robert Andino and Jeff Fiorentino also drove in runs for the Orioles, who have won four of six and can sweep the three-game series with a win Sunday. Winner Brian Matusz (5-2) surrendered a run and just four hits in...

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...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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