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Alex Rodriguez says that he is flying to Chicago on Sunday to join the Yankees, and manager Joe Girardi said that he has "penciled" the embattled slugger into the lineup he is formulating in his mind for Monday's game against the White Sox.Share Tweet
Derek Jeter has been limited to just five games this season due to injuries, and the Yankees' captain is facing the possibility of yet another stint on the disabled list. An MRI performed on Saturday in San Diego revealed that Jeter has a Grade 1 strain…Share TweetIan Kennedy was solid in his first career start for the Padres, and he got plenty of support from his offense in a 6-3 victory over the Yankees in front of 43,504 fans at Petco Park on Sunday.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- A person familiar with deliberations tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball has informed the New York Yankees that Alex Rodriguez will be suspended Monday but can play while he appeals the penalty.Share TweetVeteran catcher Henry Blanco ripped a two-run homer in the seventh on Sunday to lift the Mariners to a 3-2 victory over the Orioles and make a winner of Joe Saunders after a gritty outing by Seattle's southpaw.Share Tweet
Doubront blanks D-backs as Red Sox cruiseFelix Doubront pitched seven shutout innings to continue his run of strong starts and Jacoby Ellsbury drove in two runs to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.Share Tweet
D-backs activate McCarthy; Sipp designatedThe Arizona Diamondbacks activated Sunday's starter Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list before their game against the Red Sox.Share Tweet
Yankees' Alex Rodriguez wants you to believe he's a fighter and a victimnydailynews.com Aug 4, 2013It was the late, great Bill Riordan, a fight promoter at heart who became Jimmy Connors’ manager in the old days, who once said, “You’re only in trouble when you start to believe your own material.” That is exactly where we are with Alex Rodriguez, what…Share Tweet
Offense stays hot to back Weaver vs. TorontoMLB.com Aug 4, 2013The Angels gave ace Jered Weaver plenty of run support as they defeated the Blue Jays, 7-3, on Saturday night for their third consecutive victory.Share Tweet
Alex Rodriguez's Saturday night in Trenton felt like the end is nearCNNSI.com Aug 4, 2013With MLB's decision looming, Alex Rodriguez's last night in Trenton felt like the end.Share TweetMLB.com Aug 4, 2013Mariners batters continued mashing for a second straight night on Saturday, and this time got the pitching to support their efforts as Erasmo Ramirez held the Orioles in check for an 8-4 victory. Justin Smoak homered, and Michael Saunders added two with…Share TweetJake Peavy allowed four hits in seven-plus innings to lead the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night, winning his first start since coming to Boston at the trade deadline.Share TweetWil Myers had an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.Share Tweet
Padres Wins Series With YankeesAug 4Phil Hughes surrendered five runs over 2 2/3 innings in the Yankees' 6-3 loss to the Padres.
Doubront, Red Sox Shut Out DiamondbacksAug 4Felix Doubront pitched seven shutout innings to guide the Red Sox to a 4-0 win.
Mariners Edge Orioles On Blanco's HomerAug 4Henry Blanco hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Mariners to a 3-2 win over the Orioles.
A-Rod Likely Suspended Through 2014Aug 4Tim Kurkjian and Doug Glanville discuss the looming suspension of Alex Rodriguez, which is likely to be handed down on Monday.