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Justin Morneau singled in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the ninth inning after an error by Chris Davis, and the Minnesota Twins got a home run from Chris Parmalee in a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night.
Share TweetAlex Cobb scattered four hits in 7 1/3 innings, Kelly Johnson homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Cleveland Indians 6-0 on Saturday night.
Morneau's ninth-inning hit lifts Twins to victoryUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetJustin Morneau had three hits, including a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning, to help lift the Twins to a 6-5 win against the Orioles on Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Cabrera goes 4-for-4 as Tigers drub YanksUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetMiguel Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Saturday.Share TweetBoston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, initially diagnosed with a right biceps strain after coming out in the fifth inning of Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, is flying back to Boston for an MRI Sunday.
Tigers' hit parade continues against YankeesUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetNow that the Tigers' offense is going, not even former nemesis Phil Hughes could stop it. Hours after the Yankees activated Hughes from the disabled list, the Tigers knocked him out with a four-run fifth inning and a three-hit game from former Yankees p…
The First D.H. Reflects on How the Position Changed the GameUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetForty years after he became Major League Baseball's first designated hitter, the Yankees' Ron Blomberg reflects on the position and what it has meant for the game.Source: nytimes.com
With agent swap, Yankees star Robinson Cano is admitting contract pressure is getting to himUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetBy firing Scott (Avenging Agent) Boras and hiring Jay-Z’s new sports agency to represent him, Cano pretty much admitted the pressure of getting a new megabucks, long-term contract with the Yankees is eating at him.Source: nydailynews.com
Behind effective changeup, Happ dominates SoxUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetJ.A. Happ allowed just one hit and utilized an effective changeup to throw 5 1/3 scoreless innings while J.P. Arencibia and Colby Rasmus homered in the Blue Jays' 5-0 victory over the Red Sox at Rogers Centre.
Jeter essentially starting Spring Training overUpdated Apr 6 Share TweetYankees captain Derek Jeter took 41 ground balls hit directly at him on the grass near the left-field fence at the club's Minor League complex in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday morning, according to The Associated Press.
Going Camden Yard: Chris Davis steps into the batter's box tonight a…Updated Apr 6 Share TweetChris Davis steps into the batter's box tonight against the Twins on a historic run at the plate. Cliff Corcoran takes stock of Davis's torrid start driving in runs for the Orioles.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetBaltimore Orioles pitcher Daniel McCutchen has been suspended for 50 games under baseball's minor league drug program following a positive test for Methenolone and a metabolite of Trenbolone.Share TweetBlue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was held out of the lineup against Boston for a second straight day Saturday because of a sore right ankle, while right-hander Dave Bush was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress was designated f…Share TweetThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. Crush Davis is thy name: Chris Davis continued crushing baseballs and making his…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetMike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning groundout, Will Middlebrooks added a solo shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday night.
Tigers Topple YankeesApr 6Miguel Cabrera goes 4-for-4 in the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Yankees.
The Designated Hitter 40 Years LaterApr 6Tim Kurkjian breaks down the evolution of the designated hitter position since it was first used on April 6, 1973.
Davis Keeps RBI Streak Alive In O's LossApr 6Chris Davis records his 17th RBI, having driven in at least one run in the first five games of the season, as the Orioles fall to the Twins 6-5.