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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…Upvote Share Tweet
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.Upvote Share TweetAlex 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.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Sep 20, 2013Toronto 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Dempster to work out of Red Sox bullpenESPN.com Updated Sep 20, 2013Red 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Answer Man: Terry Francona talks Indians, Red Sox, Expos, Michael Jordan, going bald, Dustin Pedroia, Belichick hoodies and BillCleveland 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Has Any Trade Worked Out Better Than The Dodgers/Red Sox Megadeal?deadspin.com Updated Sep 20, 2013After 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants rookies dress up like The Naked Cowboy, then meet him in Times SquareMLB 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…Upvote Share Tweet
The Juice: Wild Card hopefuls Nationals and Indians win to enter weekend against MLB’s worst teamsLess 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…Upvote Share Tweet
With Alex Rodriguez in Yankees mix, season may end early, but it won't be boringnydailynews.com Updated Sep 20, 2013In 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.Upvote Share Tweet
SF Giants could ruin Yankees' playoff hopesnydailynews.com Updated Sep 20, 2013The 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.Upvote Share Tweet
A-Rod's Grand Slam Lifts YankeesSep 20Alex 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.
Pettitte Will Retire After SeasonSep 20Andy Pettitte discusses his decision to retire at the end of the season and the impact that Mariano Rivera had on his thought process.
Andy Pettitte Announces RetirementSep 20Tim Kurkjian discusses Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte's career after Pettitte announced he is retiring at season's end.
Rays Win 18-Inning MarathonSep 20SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: David DeJesus' RBI single in the 18th inning gave the Rays a 5-4 victory over the Orioles.
Welcome the SpotlightSep 20Chris 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 BearsSep 20Jeff 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 20That 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 picksSep 20The Sports Guy applauds the Browns and Colts for acting like NBA teams and makes Week 3 picks.