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2006-06-07 02:05:13

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Melky Cabrera made a spectacular game-saving catch in the eighth inning to enable the New York Yankees to hold off the Boston Red Sox by a 2-1 margin at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. David Ortiz had homered to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead before the Yankees rallied to claim victory in the 2,000th regular season meeting between the long-time rivals. After Bernie Williams smacked a lead off third home run in the top of the fifth to tie the contest, Jason Giambi walked...

2006-05-27 21:31:32

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Yankees hammered Kansas City 15-4 on Saturday, a day after the lowly Royals had ended a 13-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium. Alex Rodriguez hit a pair of home runs and Kelly Stinnett had four RBI as the Yankees gained a measure of revenge for Friday's rain-interrupted 7-6 loss. The result was never in doubt on Saturday as the Yankees powered to an 8-0 lead after three innings and pounded out a total of 16 hits. Miguel Cairo tied a career high...

2006-05-23 00:44:34

By Brad Dorfman CHICAGO (Reuters) - Oakland's Frank Thomas struck two home runs on his return to Chicago on Monday but still ended up on the losing side as the White Sox, his team for the previous 16 seasons, ran out 5-4 winners. Thomas quickly made himself at home, whacking a 402-foot home run to left field in his first at bat as a visitor to U.S. Cellular Field but missed out on victory in 10 innings when Pablo Ozuna bunted in the winning run for the White Sox. "I see the ball...

2006-05-19 00:26:06

Corrects to read in 17th and 18th paras "Mark Teixeira" not "Mark Tiber," correcting surname. A corrected version follows. By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Managers may not like it and players have mixed feelings yet many fans still seem fired up by the rivalries provided by Major League Baseball interleague play which gets underway on Friday. Natural grudge matches such as Dodgers and Angels in Los Angeles, White Sox and Cubs in Chicago, Giants and Athletics in the Bay Area and...

2006-05-10 01:01:45

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Red Sox ended another Yankee curse on Tuesday, blowing away "Big Unit" Randy Johnson in a 14-3 win over their arch-rivals in the series opener. The 6-foot-10 Johnson, five-times a Cy Young Award winner, had posted a 5-0 mark against the Red Sox since moving to New York last season, including a win at Fenway Park in October to clinch the American League East title. On a cold, windy night in the Bronx, Boston shattered Johnson's aura of...

2006-05-09 22:52:52

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Red Sox ended another Yankee curse when "Big Unit" Randy Johnson unraveled on the way to a 14-3 win for Boston in the opening game of the arch-rivals' series on Tuesday. The 6-foot-10 Johnson, five-times a Cy Young Award winner, had posted a 5-0 mark against the Red Sox since moving to New York last season, including a win at Fenway Park in October to clinch the American League East title. On a cold, windy night in the Bronx, Boston shattered...

2006-05-07 22:31:34

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Joe Torre celebrated his 1,000th win as New York Yankees manager with an 8-5 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Hideki Matsui's three-run homer in a five-run fourth inning proved decisive, giving the Yankees a 6-1 lead in Arlington, Texas and setting them up for a fifth straight win. "That three-run homer seemed to take the air out of them a little bit, and we kept coming at them," Torre told MLB.com. Torre is now 1,000-645 in 10 seasons with the Yankees....

2006-04-16 20:44:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mike Maroth threw seven shutout innings and Chris Shelton belted his eighth home run of the season as the Detroit Tigers edged the Cleveland Indians 1-0 on Sunday. Maroth (2-0), who had his start pushed back three days because of a sore elbow, showed no signs of distress and scattered three hits over seven innings, striking out five with two walks. The lefthander has yielded just one earned run in 12 1/3 innings so far this season. "Once it's game time, you're...

2006-04-13 22:42:37

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gary Sheffield, Jason Giambi and Johnny Damon homered and Randy Johnson tossed five solid innings to help the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3 and complete a three-game series sweep on Thursday. Johnson (2-1) was in dominating form, retiring 12 of the first 13 batters he faced, allowing just one run on four hits and striking out five before manager Joe Torre replaced him at the start of the sixth inning with reliever Andrew Sisco. "Just a little...

2006-04-10 15:29:07

BOSTON (Reuters) - Powerful Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, one of the team's most revered players, agreed on Monday to a four-year contract extension in a deal that local television said was worth $12 million a year. The 30-year-old designated hitter and the team's management would not discuss the terms at a news conference. But general manager Theo Epstein said the contract marked a great day for the 2004 World Series champions. "He's my boy. He's made me look pretty good,"...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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