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Don’t hold your breath waiting for Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter to come to Yankees rescue
nydailynews.com Updated Jun 22, 2013
For nearly three months now, the Yankees have been muddling along with a runs-challenged lineup full of retreads, justifiably proud of the fact they have been able to hold their own in the wide open and wildly mediocre American League East until, as the…Share Tweet
The designated hitter remains a point of contention in Interleague Play. In general, the American League likes it. The National League folks, not so much. Maybe everybody should take a deep breath.Share TweetZack Greinke allowed one run over eight sharp innings, Adrian Gonzalez ended a wild Edinson Volquez's no-hit bid with a homer in the sixth and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 Saturday night.Share TweetMax Scherzer won his 11th straight decision to start the season and Victor Martinez hit a first-inning grand slam to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.Share TweetJason Kubel hit a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks past Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.Share TweetThe New York Mets have sent Lucas Duda to New York for an MRI of his left side after the first baseman/left fielder complained of discomfort following Friday's win.Share Tweet
Phillies win on Frandsen's walk-off homerKevin Frandsen hit a monster, walk-off homer in the ninth as the Phillies beat the Mets, 8-7, on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.Share TweetThe Blue Jays were so far south of their preseason projections that even after a 10-game winning streak they're still the most disappointing team in baseball this season. But! After a wild 11-day charge, they've gone from 12 games back in the AL East to…Share TweetAfter falling behind 3-0 early, the Astros rallied behind J.D. Martinez's tying three-run homer in the sixth and Ronny Cedeno's safety squeeze bunt in the ninth, winning 4-3 Saturday at Wrigley Field.Share Tweet
Yankees and Mets struggle to score, whiffing on hitting prospectsnydailynews.com Jun 22, 2013Summer in the city has arrived and the worst fears of last winter-into-early spring for the Yankees and Mets have been realized: Woefully inadequate offenses that have made for increasingly unwatchable games. (See: the declining TV ratings and attendanc…Share TweetST. LOUIS (AP) A day after working five scoreless innings in relief, Joe Kelly got promoted to the St. Louis Cardinals rotation. They're still figuring out when they'll need their new fifth starter.Share TweetDETROIT (AP) Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is not expected to start Tuesday, and there's no timetable for when the unbeaten right-hander might be ready to return from a strained neck.Share Tweet
Giants win in 11th after Zito's clutch startPitching with a heavy heart after his father died Wednesday, Barry Zito tossed seven innngs and allowed just one run to the Marlins, giving the Giants the opportunity to win. It took until the 11th inning Saturday, but the Giants ultimately won, 2-1, on…Share Tweet
Papelbon blows save but walk-off HR lifts PhilsPhillies pinch-hitter Kevin Frandsen homered leading off the ninth, lifting Philadelphia to an 8-7 victory over New York on Saturday that wiped out the Mets' comeback from a six-run deficit.Share Tweet
K-Rod closes out Brewers' win for 300th saveFrancisco Rodriguez earned his 300th save Saturday, finishing off the Milwaukee Brewers' second straight 2-0 victory over the slumping Atlanta Braves.Share Tweet
Mets tie it after trailing big, but lose to Phils in 9thCNNSI.com Jun 22, 2013Mets tie it after trailing big, but lose to Phils in 9thShare Tweet
AL All-Star outfield, catcher races heating upWith Adam Jones and Mike Trout neck-and-neck at the top of the American League outfield race in the most recent voting tally, the Orioles' Nick Markakis has a tenuous hold on the coveted No. 3 spot, in a tight race with the Blue Jays' Jose Bautista and …Share Tweet
Hand it to Brewers: Huge start leads way over BravesDonovan Hand tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings in his first Major League start and the bullpen guaranteed back-to-back shutouts in the Brewers' 2-0 victory over the Braves on Saturday.Share TweetWith the Yankees trailing by one run with two outs in the seventh, Vernon Wells delivered a pinch-hit three-run double to the right-center-field wall, giving the Yankees their lead back en route to a 7-5 win over the Rays on Saturday.Share Tweet
Padres place Richard on DL with shoulder strainThe San Diego Padres placed starting pitcher Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.Share Tweet
Bautista's homer pushes Blue Jays' win streak to 10Jose Bautista's two-run homer in the eighth inning snapped a 2-2 tie and pushed the Blue Jays to a 4-2 win over the Orioles on Saturday at Rogers Centre. The win was Toronto's 10th straight.Share TweetAlejandro De Aza drove in Jordan Danks with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, sending the Chicago White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.Share TweetOpposing teams might want to reconsider pitching around Evan Longoria when Wil Myers is standing in the on-deck circle. In the sixth inning Saturday, Myers belted a grand slam off CC Sabathia for his first career homer after an intentional walk to Longo…Share Tweet
Pettibone exits in seventh with back tightnessPhillies starter Jonathan Pettibone left Saturday's game against the Mets with lower back tightnessShare Tweet
Redmond earns first managerial ejectionIn the fifth inning of the Marlins' 74th game of the season, Mike Redmond was ejected for the first time as a big league manager. The 42-year-old former catcher was tossed by first-base umpire Mark Wegner after a disputed fan interference call Saturday …Share Tweet
Mike Trout adds to impressive highlight reel with sensational diving catch (Video)Regardless of which outfield position Mike Trout is playing, his electric speed, athleticism and sheer determination to keep every baseball from hitting the ground is going to create some magical defensive plays. We saw yet another one of those during t…Share Tweet
Lefty reliever Takahashi acquired from CubsThe Rockies added to their bullpen depth by acquiring left-handed reliever Hisanori Takahashi from the Cubs for a player to be named or cash considerations, the club announced Saturday.Share Tweet
Charlie Manuel’s frustration with Phillies offense boils over in postgame press conference (Video)Your browser does not support iframes. Few managers do surly and agitated better than Philadelphia Phillies skipper Charlie Manuel. And let's be honest, no sports media is better at pushing buttons than those in the City of Brotherly Love. It makes for …Share TweetSan Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will seek a second opinion from a specialist on his injured left hamstring, which he says sustained a small tear when he re-aggravated the leg during a rehab game with Class-A San Jose on Thursday night.Share Tweet
Angels' Hamilton out until Tues. with wrist injuryCNNSI.com Jun 22, 2013Angels' Hamilton out until Tues. with wrist injuryShare TweetJhoulys Chacin pitched seven shutout innings and had an RBI single and the Colorado Rockies snapped their season-high five-game losing skid by beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 on Saturday afternoon.Share Tweet
Denard Span blows bubble while catching flyball, brings back memories of Adam Jones (Video)Walking and chewing bubblegum at the same time isn't nearly as difficult as it's made out to be. Blowing bubbles and tracking down big league fly balls, on the other hand, that would seem to be a different story, but apparently there are some major leag…Share Tweet
Beckham out of lineup, gets chance to rest handGordon Beckham wasn't in the White Sox lineup on Saturday, as Jeff Keppinger got the start at second base.Share Tweet
Maddon encouraged by Price's rehab startRays manager Joe Maddon was encouraged about the reports on David Price, who made his first rehab start Friday night. Pitching for Class A Charlotte at Bradenton, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner allowed one earned run on two hits and …Share TweetThe Kansas City Royals created a logjam in the outfield and shortage of depth across the infield on Saturday when they activated outfielder Jarrod Dyson from the disabled list and sent second baseman Chris Getz to Triple-A Omaha.Share Tweet<span class="mceItemHidden">Your browser does not support <span class="mceItemHiddenSpellWord">iframes</span>.</span> If I gave you one guess as to which umpire was involved in the most controversial call and …Share TweetYankees shortstop Derek Jeter hopes to start running on the field in the next few days as he continues to progress in his rehabilitation from a broken left ankle.Share Tweet
Harper, Johnson differ on rehab scheduleOutfielder Bryce Harper said Saturday that he has no pain in his injured left knee and that it feels better every day. But that doesn't necessarily mean that he's ready to play a rehab game at Class A Potomac on Tuesday, as Nationals manager Davey Johns…Share Tweet
Marlins Player Eats At Least Three Cheeseburgers Before Game, Doesn't Shit Himselfdeadspin.com Jun 22, 2013Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins doesn't look that fat. He definitely eats like a fat guy, though.Read more...Share TweetEvery lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes. Colin Kaepernick taking over the reigns from injured and ineffective incumbent quarterback Alex Smith and leading the San Francisco 49ers to within one completed pass of a Super Bowl Championship is undoubtedly one…Share TweetWe're closing in on July and the San Diego Padres are very much alive and well in the National League West. That's a bit of a surprise if you ask most experts, but their unexpected success wasn't enough to stop the Walking Dead from showing up and takin…Share Tweet
Ozuna leads charge as Marlins top GiantsFor the second straight night, the Marlins responded in the eighth inning, scoring three times Friday night to claim a 6-3 victory over the Giants. Marcell Ozuna and Greg Dobbs each collected two-out RBI singles in the eighth, and the Marlins won their …Share Tweet
SoCal native Cole bests Weaver at Angel StadiumRookie Gerrit Cole threw four-hit ball for 6 1/3 innings in the Pirates' 5-2 victory over the Angels, relying on several 100-mph fastballs to help him become the second pitcher in Pittsburgh history to win each of his first three appearances.Share Tweet
Goldschmidt hits 2 HRs for D-backs againPaul Goldschmidt homered twice, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-5 on Friday night in Johnny Cueto's worst outing in three seasons.Share TweetYoenis Cespedes hit a pair of two-run homers and Bartolo Colon won his seventh straight start to lead the Oakland Athletics past the Seattle Mariners 6-3 on Friday night.Share TweetThe Rangers, down three runs after one inning, emerged victorious in their return to St. Louis with a 6-4 win over the Cardinals. The Rangers have won four of their last five after snapping a six-game losing streak.Share Tweet
Scherzer Improves To 11-0Jun 22Max Scherzer struck out six Red Sox, giving him at least six K's in each of his first 15 starts this season.
Rockies Batter Haren, NationalsJun 22The Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Nationals 7-1.
White Sox Edge Royals In NinthJun 22Alejandro de Aza hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to lift the White Sox past the Royals 3-2.
Frandsen's Walk-Off Homer Lifts PhilsJun 22Pinch hitter Kevin Frandsen hit a walk-off homer to lead off the ninth inning and lead the Phillies to an 8-7 win over the Mets.