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Rajai Davis singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for their ninth straight win, 7-6 over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.Upvote Share TweetZoilo Almonte provided much-needed pop in his first major league start, homering and adding two singles Friday night that led the New York Yankees over the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2.Upvote Share Tweet
Depleted Yanks get infielder Lillibridge from CubsCNNSI.com Updated Jun 21, 2013CHICAGO (AP) -- The New York Yankees have acquired minor league infielder Brent Lillibridge from the Chicago Cubs on Friday for a player to be named or cash.Upvote Share TweetThe Boston Red Sox named Koji Uehara their closer Friday, replacing the struggling Andrew Bailey.Upvote Share Tweet
Mariano Rivera honored on special New Era cap marking his retirementyahoo.com Updated Jun 21, 2013Mariano Rivera, in the middle of his MLB "farewell tour," has been receiving gifts from opposing teams when his New York Yankees visit. Rivera's final stop in cities has earned him prizes such as a surfboard and a gold record. Cap maker New Er…Upvote Share Tweet
Why Baseball Needs Troy Tulowitzkideadspin.com Updated Jun 21, 2013On Monday night, the Colorado Rockies lost to the Blue Jays. Despite getting a strong effort from starter Jorge De La Rosa, the Rockies just couldn't muster any offense—they went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position—and eventually fell 2-0. Tuesday,…Upvote Share Tweet
Yankees Using Mark Teixeira's Sweat To Sell Pricey Legends Seatsdeadspin.com Updated Jun 21, 2013The sales world is full of creepy pitches, but this one we got from a Yankees ticket rep hawking $1,000 Legends suite seats is especially weird. Have you ever wanted to be so close you could floss Robinson Cano's smile? (No.)Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Pitching staff's turnaround the key for Red SoxThe Red Sox lead the Major Leagues in runs scored. But the primary reason that they are a first-place team now, as opposed to the last-place team they were in 2012, can be found in the transformation of their pitching staff.Upvote Share Tweet
A new generation of star first baseman has taken overCNNSI.com Updated Jun 21, 2013A new generation of young first basemen has quietly taken over the position, and they're ready to invade New York for next month's All-Star Game, writes Tom Verducci.Upvote Share Tweet
Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski uses family dog to instruct young son on sliding (video)yahoo.com Updated Jun 21, 2013Former major leaguer C.J. Nitkowski has pitched for 17 different organizations in four countries, most notably with the Detroit Tigers. At this point in his life, at age 40, he's probably more likely to be invited to a Yankees' Old-Timers' day than to m…Upvote Share Tweet
O's agree to terms with first-round pick HarveyA day after inking No. 37 overall selection Josh Hart, the Orioles have agreed to terms with the No. 22 pick, right-hander Hunter Harvey.Upvote Share TweetThe Yankees paid tribute to actor James Gandolfini with a moment of silence prior to the team's 8-3 loss to the Rays on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.Upvote 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. This was a welcome role change for the Detroit Tigers — it wasn't their closer o…Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays Walk Off Against OriolesJun 21The Blue Jays rallied to beat the Orioles 7-6.
Blue Jays Walk Off Against OriolesJun 21Baseball Tonight Spotlight: The Blue Jays rallied to beat the Orioles 7-6.
Closer Problems For Red Sox And TigersJun 21Baseball Tonight Minute: Baseball Tonight looks at which team has the bigger problem at closer, the Red Sox or the Tigers.
Almonte Shines In First StartJun 21Zoilo Almonte homered and recorded three hits to lead the Yankees to a 6-2 win over the Rays.
Doc Rivers-to-Los Angeles Clippers talks off again, according to sourcesJun 21The on-again, off-again talks between the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics -- this time regarding Boston coach Doc Rivers -- are off again as far as the Celtics are concerned, according to sources close to the process.