This is the June 23, 2013 news archive. View today's AL East rumors and news.
AL East News and Rumors
Your browser does not support iframes. The talk of the Detroit Tigers-Boston Red Sox game Sunday was a different play, one in the outfield that umpires might have messed up. But let's not lose sight of the unbelievable play made by Victor Martinez at fi…Upvote Share TweetYankees closer Mariano Rivera says he'd prefer to take on his customary role and close the All-Star Game on July 16 at Citi Field rather than start the Midsummer Classic.Upvote Share TweetTorii Hunter hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning after two Boston errors helped load the bases, and Prince Fielder added a two-run single to help the Detroit Tigers to a sloppy 7-5 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Archer's turnaround leads Rays to win over YanksA different Chris Archer showed up for work at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. And led by the efforts of the rookie right-hander, the Rays claimed a 3-1 win over the Yankees to split their four-game series.Upvote Share TweetEdwin Encarnacion homered and drove in four runs, Josh Johnson earned his first win of the season and the Toronto Blue Jays matched a team record by winning their 11th straight game Sunday, finishing a three-game sweep of Baltimore with a 13-5 win.Upvote Share TweetGiven the timing -- the final day of a road trip with an off-day looming on Monday -- the Red Sox elected not to make a roster move with ailing lefty Franklin Morales before Sunday's game against the Tigers.Upvote Share Tweet
Gomes subs for slumping Nava; Salty gets restA bright spot for the Red Sox for most of the season, Daniel Nava now finds himself in a 5-for-37 slump that has brought his average from .300 to .275. Nava got a rare day off against a right-hander on Sunday, as Jonny Gomes instead made the start in le…Upvote Share Tweet
Alburquerque turns up heat in pressure situationYes, those were 90-mph sliders coming from Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque on Saturday night, including on consecutive pitches to strike out the Red Sox's Shane Victorino and escape an eighth-inning jam. Yes, the Tigers are taking that as a good sign.Upvote Share TweetSecond baseman Brian Roberts has been working out in Toronto with the Orioles and appears ready to begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday at Triple-A Norfolk.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jun 23, 2013When the Tampa Bay Rays announced the promotion of top prospect Wil Myers last Sunday, they did so hoping the 22-year-old outfielder could provide a little power while helping to lengthen a lineup that had been struggling to produce consistently. Though…Upvote Share Tweet
Derek Jeter takes ground balls at Yankee Stadium, still on track for return after all-star breakyahoo.com Updated Jun 23, 2013The Derek Jeter injury front has been relatively quiet of late, which could probably be seen as both good news and bad news. The good news: He obviously hasn't suffered any setbacks. The bad news: An earlier than expected return won't be in the cards, e…Upvote Share Tweet
Rays Edge Nova, YankeesJun 23James Loney drove in the go-ahead run to lift the Rays past Ivan Nova and the Yankees.
Farrell Ejected As Sox Lose To TigersJun 23The Tigers overcame Justin Verlander's struggles and Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected as the Tigers edged the Red Sox 7-5.
Blue Jays Win 11th StraightJun 23Edwin Encarnacion drove in four runs to lead the Blue Jays past the Orioles 13-5.
Rivera Prefers To Close ASGJun 23ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo reacts to Mariano Rivera's comments that he'd rather close than start the 2013 All-Star Game.
NFL mailbag - Break until training camp is no vacationJun 23Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.