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Mother nature and umpires help Yankees avoid a Phil Hughes start
nydailynews.com Updated Sep 2, 2013
Every day in baseball is a new day, or so the good teams are supposed to make it so, is what Joe Girardi was saying in the hours before Monday’s much-delayed Yankee rout of the Chicago White Sox.Upvote Share Tweet
Felix Hernandez lost his fourth straight start and Will Smith struck out a career high eight to help the Kansas City Royals beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Monday.Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees piled it on during an eight-run fourth inning and cruised to a 9-1 victory over the a sloppy White Sox club at Yankee Stadium on Monday. Derek Jeter and Austin Romine each had two RBIs, and all but one starter had at least one hit.Upvote Share TweetChris Colabello hit a go-ahead grand slam in the ninth to cap the come-from-behind win, his second homer of the game, as the Twins prevailed, 10-6, in a Labor Day matinee at Minute Maid Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Felix optimistic cramp won't have lingering effectsMariners right-hander Felix Hernandez was removed from Monday's start against the Royals for precautionary reasons because of a lower back cramp, but he's optimistic that there will be no lingering effects.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Sep 2, 2013Doug Fister, Tigers beat Red Sox in matchup of AL's best.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Sep 2, 2013Indians All-Star Justin Masterson was forced to leave his start Monday in the second inning with rib soreness.Upvote Share Tweet
Fister outduels Lackey as Tigers blank Red SoxThough Doug Fister battled his control for much of the game Monday afternoon, he kept the Red Sox at bay for seven innings, long enough for Andy Dirks to triple in Victor Martinez with Detroit's first run in 16 innings. Two more insurance tallies provid…Upvote Share Tweet
Three up, three down: Huntington keeping foot on pedalWith the Pirates steaming toward their first postseason berth in 21 years, general manager Neal Huntington hasn't taken his foot off the gas pedal, acquiring three players last week -- including longtime Twins slugger Justin Morneau.Upvote Share TweetAlready short-handed at catcher, the Astros lost starter Jason Castro early in Monday's game against the Twins with a right knee sprain. Castro was pulled from the game after an RBI single in the second inning, his second RBI hit of the game.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Sep 2, 2013With the Rays dropping three to Oakland and the Red Sox sweeping the White Sox, the AL East race cleared up as the final month arrived.Upvote Share Tweet
Norris Pitches Orioles Past IndiansSep 2Bud Norris struck out eight to help the Orioles beat the Indians 7-2.
Yankees Throttle White SoxSep 2The Yankees scored eight runs in the fourth inning to defeat the White Sox 9-1.
Tigers Blank Red SoxSep 2Doug Fister picked up his 12th victory of the season in the Tigers' 3-0 win over the Red Sox.
Twins Rally Past AstrosSep 2Chris Colabello hit two home runs to help the Twins complete the 10-6 comeback against the Astros.
One-Minute DrillsSep 2Adrian Peterson won MVP, J.J. Watt was Defensive Player of the Year and Colin Kaepernick was one of the most electrifying new stars to emerge in 2012 - (Charlie Neibergall/AP :: Denis Poroy/AP :: Patric Schneider/AP0 Ready for the 2013 season to finally…
Fighting for Themselves, Fighting for the GameSep 2For more than 4,500 players and their families, the fight with the NFL over the role of football in post-career health problems has been a long, stressful battle. - (Matt Rourke/AP) There’s only one story today, still. I know the season is three days aw…