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Red Sox clinch first AL East title since 2007

Red Sox clinch first AL East title since 2007

yahoo.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com MLB.com Updated Sep 20, 2013
Your browser does not support iframes. With their postseason berth already secured on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox turned right around and clinched the AL East division title on Friday night, officially locking themselves into the ALDS round, with a 6-3…
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  • As a PED cheat, Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte doesn't belong in…

    As a PED cheat, Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte doesn't belong in Hall of Fame

    Andy Pettitte waits to see if he can get the kind of hall pass into the Hall of Fame that Roger Clemens doesn’t get, or Barry Bonds, or Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa, or Rafael Palmeiro.
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  • Yanks stay in chase thanks to A-Rod, CC

    Yanks stay in chase thanks to A-Rod, CC

    MLB.com ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    Alex Rodriguez rewrote the record books to become baseball's grand slam leader and CC Sabathia turned in his best effort in months, leading the Yankees to a 5-1victory over the Giants on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
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  • Rasmus hit by warm-up throw, leaves game

    Rasmus hit by warm-up throw, leaves game

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus left Friday night's game against the Boston Red Sox after he was hit in the face with a ball while jogging out to the field in the middle of the first inning.
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  • Dempster to work out of Red Sox bullpen

    Dempster to work out of Red Sox bullpen

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2013
    Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that right-hander Ryan Dempster will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of the regular season as the team gears up for a smaller rotation in the postseason.
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  • Answer Man: Terry Francona talks Indians, Red Sox, Expos, Micha…

    Answer Man: Terry Francona talks Indians, Red Sox, Expos, Michael Jordan, going bald, Dustin Pedroia, Belichick hoodies and Bill

    yahoo.com Sep 20, 2013
    Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona literally grew up in Major League Baseball; his father, Tito Francona, hit 125 home runs over nearly 5,800 plate appearances from 1956-1970, and he brought his kid into every clubhouse along the way. Though he wa…
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  • Has Any Trade Worked Out Better Than The Dodgers/Red Sox Megade…

    Has Any Trade Worked Out Better Than The Dodgers/Red Sox Megadeal?

    deadspin.com Sep 20, 2013
    After dancing amidst champagne showers in Arizona's visiting clubhouse, the Dodgers jogged out to right field and Chase Field's pool. Adrian Gonzalez led the charge, and Nick Punto plunged into the water with a cannonball. "We're a veteran ballclub…
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  • Giants rookies dress up like The Naked Cowboy, then meet him in…

    Giants rookies dress up like The Naked Cowboy, then meet him in Times Square

    yahoo.com Sep 20, 2013
    MLB teams have been doing their rookie dress-up days lately, a hazing ritual in which the new guys have to dress up after a game in costumes chosen by the veterans. For instance, the New York Yankees made their rookies dress up like pop stars. The San F…
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  • The Juice: Wild Card hopefuls Nationals and Indians win to ente…

    The Juice: Wild Card hopefuls Nationals and Indians win to enter weekend against MLB’s worst teams

    yahoo.com Sep 20, 2013
    Less than two weeks to go in season No. 6 of the Juice! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox confirmed their postseason reservations Thursday, celeb…
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  • With Alex Rodriguez in Yankees mix, season may end early, but i…

    With Alex Rodriguez in Yankees mix, season may end early, but it won't be boring

    nydailynews.com Sep 20, 2013
    In case you haven’t heard, this is the last home stand for Mariano Rivera and the last stand for the Yankees in the wild-card race. The former is being marketed to death by the bottom-line Yankees, which is to be expected.
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  • SF Giants could ruin Yankees' playoff hopes

    SF Giants could ruin Yankees' playoff hopes

    nydailynews.com Sep 20, 2013
    The standings say the defending world champion San Francisco Giants, who invade Yankee Stadium on Friday night, are now a last-place team with nothing left to play for than to be spoilers to the Yankees.
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  • Video - A-Rod's Grand Slam Lifts Yankees 00:27

    A-Rod's Grand Slam Lifts Yankees

    Sep 20
    Alex Rodriguez set a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, passing Lou Gehrig with a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning that lifted the Yankees past the Giants 5-1.
  • Video - Pettitte Will Retire After Season 03:07

    Pettitte Will Retire After Season

    Sep 20
    Andy Pettitte discusses his decision to retire at the end of the season and the impact that Mariano Rivera had on his thought process.
  • Video - Andy Pettitte Announces Retirement 04:57

    Andy Pettitte Announces Retirement

    Sep 20
    Tim Kurkjian discusses Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte's career after Pettitte announced he is retiring at season's end.
  • Video - Rays Win 18-Inning Marathon 00:32

    Rays Win 18-Inning Marathon

    Sep 20
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: David DeJesus' RBI single in the 18th inning gave the Rays a 5-4 victory over the Orioles.

Sports Columnists

  • Welcome the Spotlight

    Sep 20
    Chris Clark will go from observer to integral very quickly. (Bob Leverone/AP) You’re Chris Clark. You’re 27 years old, and you may have trouble sleeping Sunday night. You’re starting your first game at left tackle this weekend. Your only significant reg…
  • Da Funny Man, Da Bears

    Sep 20
    Jeff Garlin is one of the stars of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and the upcoming ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs.’ (Danny Moloshok/Reuters) 1. I think if you’re not from Chicago—I am—you might not understand the Bears are more popular than the Bulls, Blackhawks, So…
  • Don Banks: Eagles give Reid his big night in Philly as Chiefs remain undef…

    Sep 20
    That was really a nice touch by the Eagles. Making Andy Reid feel right at home like that.
  • Bill Simmons breaks down the Richardson trade and makes Week 3 picks

    Sep 20
    The Sports Guy applauds the Browns and Colts for acting like NBA teams and makes Week 3 picks.