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Baseball Hot Corner:
This is a quick preview of scheduled MLB games for Sunday July 21st, 2013.
Games – 15
AL Games – 7
NL Games – 7
IL Games – 1
American League Games (7):
Tampa Bay Rays (57-41) @ Toronto Blue Jays (45-51) – 1:07 pm
The impressive Chris Archer (4-3, 2.2.96) will take the mound for Tampa Bay in an attempt to sweep R.A. Dickey (8-10, 4.69) and the Blue Jays. This has the potential to be a very solid pitching matchup between two starters that have a great breaking ball.
This should be a close game as the Blue Jays are desperately searching for a win. Toronto left the bases loaded in the eighth inning during game two, losing only by one run. If the Blue Jays can manufacture runs with guys on base, they could win many of these close games they fall victim too. The bullpen needs to play better also.
Series score: TMB 2-0
Cleveland Indians (51-46) @ Minnesota Twins (41-53) – 2:10 pm
Minnesota has played well in a series that Cleveland should have won. Game three will feature Indians’ starter ...
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Maybe this is just who CC Sabathia is now. A pitcher with a low 90s fastball, good for quality starts (6 IP, 3 ERs) with a smattering of gems and stinkers thrown in. After another off game, this time giving up 7 ER, it's beginning to look like that's the case. Sabathia's ERA is above 4.00 and steadily rising, and his fastball average is barely above 90 mph and he has...
After starting the second-half with a 5-2 loss to the Red Sox in the opener of their three-game, weekend series on Friday night, the New York Yankees ended their three-game skid with a 4-2 win in Boston on Saturday afternoon. Now 52-45 and in fourth place, six-games out of first, the Yankees continue to somehow keep pace with the pack and stay
CC Sabathia (9-8, 4.07 ERA) is in charge of the rubber match against the Sox tonight as he goes up against Ryan Dempster (5-8, 4.24 ERA). Sabathia is trying to rebound from what he called a “terrible” first half. He’s trying to fix an arm slot issue from his last start. He’s 1-1 against Boston this year, including beating them with 7 1/3 innings of one run ball back on May...
Chris Stewart lunges into the stands for the first out of an amazing double play in the eighth inning. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 5 — Boston Red Sox 2
Hiroki Kuroda evens the series with the Red Sox in today’s 5-2 win.
The Yankees would have Brett Gardner reach on an (ill-advised) slide into first for a single. When Ichiro Suzuki lined out to...
As soon as the second half of the season began, the New York Yankees placed Derek Jeter on the DL retroactive to him pulling his quad. Fortunately, the injury does not seem terribly severe. In fact, Jeter believes he is ready to return to the lineup - possibly as early as Saturday.
Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York says Jeter feels no pain. In fact, Jeter said he feels nothing...
CC Sabathia struggled to start the second half, allowing seven runs in five innings. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 7 — Boston Red Sox 8 (11 innings)
Mike Napoli’s second home run of the night is a walk-off in tonight’s 8-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox in 11 innings.
Early in the game, the Yankees looked to catch the Red Sox slacking defensively....
New York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart made a defensive play today that will probably go down as one of the best of the season. Stewart went behind homeplate for a routine pop fly, the ball kept carrying so Stewart had to reach into the stands and actually fell into them. That wasn’t the impressive part though Daniel Nava of the Boston Red Sox tried to tag up from first, a smart...
Alex Rodriguez has reported back to the New York Yankees' minor league complex, three days after he was diagnosed with a strained left quadriceps on the final day of his injury rehabilitation assignment.
Rodriguez, under investigation by Major League Baseball for his reported ties to a clinic accused of distributing banned performance-enhancing drugs, did not speak with reporters...
Alex Rodriguez opened up and explained why the New York Yankees third baseman won't give up on rejoining the team this season knowing he'll be facing angry fans, declining skills, the over-zealous media, an MLB steroid investigation and possible suspension.
In a revealing interview with New York Post reporter Joel Sherman, the soon-to-be 38-year-old A-Rod explains the...
Sports fans like to complain about their favorite sports and especially their favorite teams; its part of being a fan. It is our sport and our team--complaining is our right! When baseball fans complain that it isn't right how a team can 'buy' a World Series title if it wants to (and some have) they should complain.
How competitive is it when one team spends a...
Alex Rodriguez rumbled around first base after ripping a liner to the left-field wall in the eighth inning last night only to be thrown out easily at second base.
Rodriguez said he’s still rounding into playing form ahead of Monday’s scheduled return to the Yankees, but admitted he’s not going to get much more nimble.
“If you were watching on TV, I promise it wasn’t in...
We already know about amazing standing ovation Mariano Rivera got at Citi Field during the All-Star Game. Then came the surprising standing-O the soon-to-be-retired closer received at Fenway Park but nothing could have prepared Rivera for what was on the menu when he arrived at a Boston steakhouse just hours after shutting down the Red Sox at Fenway Saturday night.
Turnabout, as they say, is fair play.
It’s cold comfort, but it was certainly the case on Saturday at Fenway Park as the New York Yankees followed up their Friday night loss to the Sox by recording a 5-2 victory in the second game of the three-game stand.
With the Tampa Bay Rays edging Toronto 4-3 earlier in the day, Boston's lead...