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Past Yankees gather for 67th Old-Timers' Day

Past Yankees gather for 67th Old-Timers' Day

CNNSI.com Updated Jun 23, 2013
Orlando Hernandez and his high socks made it back to Yankee Stadium.
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  • Victor Martinez makes unreal behind-the-back, no-look flip to r…

    Victor Martinez makes unreal behind-the-back, no-look flip to retire Jacoby Ellsbury

    yahoo.com deadspin.com Jun 23, 2013
    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…
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  • Mo on starting ASG: 'I'd rather pitch in ninth'

    Mo on starting ASG: 'I'd rather pitch in ninth'

    MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    Yankees 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.
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  • Hunter, Tigers get sloppy win over Red Sox

    Hunter, Tigers get sloppy win over Red Sox

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    Torii 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.
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  • Archer's turnaround leads Rays to win over Yanks

    Archer's turnaround leads Rays to win over Yanks

    MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    A 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.
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  • Encarnacion, Johnson lift Jays to 11th in row

    Encarnacion, Johnson lift Jays to 11th in row

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    Edwin 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.
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  • Morales to undergo exam Monday in Boston

    Morales to undergo exam Monday in Boston

    MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    Given 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.
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  • Gomes subs for slumping Nava; Salty gets rest

    Gomes subs for slumping Nava; Salty gets rest

    MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    A 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…
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  • Alburquerque turns up heat in pressure situation

    Alburquerque turns up heat in pressure situation

    MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    Yes, 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.
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  • Roberts nearing a rehab assignment at Triple-A Norfolk

    Roberts nearing a rehab assignment at Triple-A Norfolk

    MLB.com Jun 23, 2013
    Second 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.
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  • Wil Myers hits first career home run — a grand slam off C.C. Sa…

    Wil Myers hits first career home run — a grand slam off C.C. Sabathia at Yankee Stadium

    yahoo.com Jun 23, 2013
    When 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…
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  • Derek Jeter takes ground balls at Yankee Stadium, still on trac…

    Derek Jeter takes ground balls at Yankee Stadium, still on track for return after all-star break

    yahoo.com Jun 23, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Video - Rays Edge Nova, Yankees 00:31

    Rays Edge Nova, Yankees

    Jun 23
    James Loney drove in the go-ahead run to lift the Rays past Ivan Nova and the Yankees.
  • Video - Farrell Ejected As Sox Lose To Tigers 00:40

    Farrell Ejected As Sox Lose To Tigers

    Jun 23
    The Tigers overcame Justin Verlander's struggles and Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected as the Tigers edged the Red Sox 7-5.
  • Video - Blue Jays Win 11th Straight 00:31

    Blue Jays Win 11th Straight

    Jun 23
    Edwin Encarnacion drove in four runs to lead the Blue Jays past the Orioles 13-5.
  • Video - Rivera Prefers To Close ASG 02:19

    Rivera Prefers To Close ASG

    Jun 23
    ESPN New York's Mike Mazzeo reacts to Mariano Rivera's comments that he'd rather close than start the 2013 All-Star Game.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag - Break until training camp is no vacation

    Jun 23
    Mailbag: The break before training camp is no vacation for teams with decisions to make, writes John Clayton.