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Aaron Hicks hit a three-run homer a pitch after shortstop Eduardo Nunez made a two-out throwing error, and the Minnesota Twins took advantage of some Yankees miscues and misfortune to beat CC Sabathia for the first time in six years and end more than a decade of misery in the Bronx with a 10-4 win Sunday.
Justin Morneau had three hits - two very well placed - as Minnesota took two of three from New York to win a series at Yankee Stadium for the first time since taking a set at the old ballpark in 2001. Still, the Twins are 9-31 here starting in 2002.
They'd had even less success against Sabathia (9-8), going 0-11 in 12 games including the postseason after beating him on July 29, 2007.
The Yankees made two errors that led to five unearned runs. They also hit into four double plays - two on baserunning blunders by Zoilo Almonte - in making it plenty easy for the Twins in the teams' final game before the All-Star break.
The fans let New York know their displeasure, booing r...
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Let me get right to the point. A-Rod Scores! (Photo credit: searching4jphotography) Is anyone else so sick of ESPN’s reporting on the MLB’s Biogenesis investigation? I get that with the NFL, NBA and even the NHL all off maintaining viewership becomes much tougher. Baseball is not everybody’s cup of tea and with the recent development of the MLB Network; die-hard baseball...
Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins have been outstanding for Minnesota this season
Team: Minnesota Twins
Record: 39-53 (12 GB)
Biggest Surprise of 1st Half: I don’t think this is even debatable at this point. Glen Perkins has easily been the Twins biggest surprise as the teams closer this season and there have already been plenty of talks that teams will be interested in Perkins come...
Team: New York Yankees
Record: 51-44 (6 GB)
Biggest Surprise of First Half:
The biggest surprise for this team is how well they have actually played with injuries to all of their highest paid and accomplished players. The Yankees all season have been without outfielder Curtis Granderson (84 home runs the past two seasons), first baseman Mark Teixeira (Over 400 RBI’s past four...
Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball may reportedly be working on a deal that would result in a lengthy suspension for the slugger.
Will the Minnesota Twins extend the contract of first baseman Justin Morneau? Not until at least August, according to Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Miller reports that Morneau and his agent tried to approach the Twins' management about a possible contract extension last week, but the Twins said that they wanted to wait until after the July 31 trade deadline.
Despite not showing up to team facilities on Friday and reportedly declining the New York Yankees' request that he play at Triple-A to avoid the rainout that ultimately came on Friday at the Single-A level, Alex Rodriguez will be moved to Double-A today to continue his rehab assignment. The move is one the Yankees essentially had no choice but to make.
According to Bryan...
There are nights when David Letterman looks like he's just going through the motions, and let's face it...30-plus years behind the desk will do that to a man. But, when he's genuinely interested, like he was Monday with baseball commissioner Bud Selig, he's one of the best out there. And like him or not, Selig was able to hang with the talk show veteran every...
While a recent report suggested that MLB could attempt to suspend Alex Rodriguez for life, it appears that another angle may be taken by Bud Selig and major league baseball.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez could face a 150-game suspension from MLB due to his connection with the Biogenesis clinic.
This is the second time a report suggested...
Like most players, Brett Gardner was not 100 percent coming into Sunday's first half finale. As teams head into the All-Star break, rest is what will be on the minds of many players. Yesterday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to give Gardner a little head start.
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com says Gardner sat out yesterday's game with "overall body soreness."...
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman. The talk show host peppered Selig with questions about the steroid scandal and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez but the Commissioner wouldn’t tip his hand.
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New York Yankees officials are "infuriated" with Alex Rodriguez after the maligned third basemen failed to show up to a rehab game he was scheduled to play in for Single-A Tampa on Friday.Rodriguez had a meeting with Major League Baseball officials in the afternoon to discuss the Biogenesis investigation and was supposed to be finished in time to appear in the game. However...
Widely acclaimed as the greatest reliever in baseball history, Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees has been making a farewell tour in his last season before his announced retirement.
''I enjoy every bit of it,'' he said Monday during All-Star festivities at Citi Field.
With the 43-year-old closer set to pitch in his final All-Star game Tuesday night, a look at...
It turns out that the Yankees’ empire isn’t just an evil one, it’s a ubiquitous empire, too.
For the 10th year in a row, the New York Yankees have been ranked as the most popular team in Major League Baseball. The results come via an annual Harris poll, reports the Sacramento Bee.
However, the Yankee’s primary rival, the Boston Red Sox, are ranked No. 2 on the list, which...
Alex Rodriguez went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts for the Tampa
Yankees on Saturday, dropping to 2 for 18 (.111) with one RBI and
five strikeouts in his injury rehabilitation assignment
Irregardless, there was David Cone stating "Derek Jeter is a presence just standing in the dugout" yesterday as a sloppy Yankees team made all kinds of errors and lost again to the awful Twins, 10-4....
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