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Mother nature and umpires help Yankees avoid a Phil Hughes star…

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.
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  • Felix loses 4th straight as Royals shake M's

    Felix loses 4th straight as Royals shake M's

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    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.
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  • Yankees enjoy easy Labor Day win over White Sox

    Yankees enjoy easy Labor Day win over White Sox

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Colabello's go-ahead grand slam lifts Twins in ninth

    Colabello's go-ahead grand slam lifts Twins in ninth

    MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    Chris 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.
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  • Felix optimistic cramp won't have lingering effects

    Felix optimistic cramp won't have lingering effects

    MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    Mariners 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.
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  • Tigers top Red Sox as Cabrera sits again

    Tigers top Red Sox as Cabrera sits again

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    Doug Fister, Tigers beat Red Sox in matchup of AL's best.
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  • Masterson (rib soreness) exits in 2nd inning

    Masterson (rib soreness) exits in 2nd inning

    ESPN.com Sep 2, 2013
    Indians All-Star Justin Masterson was forced to leave his start Monday in the second inning with rib soreness.
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  • Fister outduels Lackey as Tigers blank Red Sox

    Fister outduels Lackey as Tigers blank Red Sox

    MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    Though 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…
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  • Three up, three down: Huntington keeping foot on pedal

    Three up, three down: Huntington keeping foot on pedal

    MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    With 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.
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  • Castro departs with knee injury after RBI singles

    Castro departs with knee injury after RBI singles

    MLB.com Sep 2, 2013
    Already 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.
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  • The Red Sox take a commanding AL East lead after weekend sweep

    The Red Sox take a commanding AL East lead after weekend sweep

    CNNSI.com Sep 2, 2013
    With 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.
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  • Video - Norris Pitches Orioles Past Indians 00:31

    Norris Pitches Orioles Past Indians

    Sep 2
    Bud Norris struck out eight to help the Orioles beat the Indians 7-2.
  • Video - Yankees Throttle White Sox 00:36

    Yankees Throttle White Sox

    Sep 2
    The Yankees scored eight runs in the fourth inning to defeat the White Sox 9-1.
  • Video - Tigers Blank Red Sox 00:32

    Tigers Blank Red Sox

    Sep 2
    Doug Fister picked up his 12th victory of the season in the Tigers' 3-0 win over the Red Sox.
  • Video - Twins Rally Past Astros 00:33

    Twins Rally Past Astros

    Sep 2
    Chris Colabello hit two home runs to help the Twins complete the 10-6 comeback against the Astros.

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