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Share TweetMariano Rivera appeared in a game for the first time since tearing his ACL on May 3, 2012, pitching the ninth inning and recording the save against Boston in the Yankees' 4-2 win Thursday night.Share TweetYankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will throw a bullpen session Friday that will allow the veteran pitcher to test his injured finger and better judge whether he can make his next scheduled start at Cleveland on Monday.Share TweetChris Davis homered for the third straight day and drove in four runs Thursday to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.Share TweetBaltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will undergo an MRI after injuring his right hamstring while stealing second base in the ninth inning of Thursday's 6-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.Source: ESPN.com
A Long Relief Stint Helps the YankeesUpdated Apr 4 Share TweetAdam Warren, one of the last players to make the Yankees' roster out of spring training, helped the team's bullpen when he replaced Hiroki Kuroda on Wednesday.Source: nytimes.com
Tampa Bay Rays mascot holds inappropriate Steve Irwin signUpdated Apr 4 Share TweetSomeone went to the trouble of making an insensitive sign associating deceased "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin and the Tampa Bay Rays. Further, the team's furry blue mascot - known as Raymond - acted as a semi-witting accomplice by holding up the signSource: yahoo.com
James Shields ‘puzzled, disappointed’ by Evan Longoria comments about Tampa Bay RaysUpdated Apr 4 Share TweetWho has been the face of the Tampa Bay Rays over the past five seasons? Surely manager Joe Maddon but, among the players, you would be hard-pressed to name anyone other than James Shields or Evan Longoria. And it's probably Shields, at least before he l…Source: yahoo.com
Brotherly competition still resonates with AlomarsUpdated Apr 4 Share TweetRoberto and Sandy Alomar may no longer be foes on the diamond, but there nonetheless remains a bit of a competitive edge between the two, palpable even during this week's opening series between Roberto's Blue Jays and Sandy's Indians.Source: MLB.com
For listing Yanks, help is on the wayUpdated Apr 4 Share TweetDespite an opening of the season they'd rather forget, all the Yankees have to do is hang in there for a month and win their share of games until a group of key stars return.Source: MLB.com
Yankees Pick Up First Win Of The SeasonApr 4Yankees ride Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera to first victory.
Davis' Big Day Fuels OriolesApr 4Chris Davis hit a two-run home run and drove in four total runs to lead the Orioles past the Rays 6-3.
Blue Jays Power Past IndiansApr 4Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Blue Jays' offense slugged five home runs en route to defeating the Indians 10-8.
Yankees Get Big WinApr 4Baseball Tonight breaks down the Yankees' 4-2 win over the Red Sox to avoid being swept.