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Donaldson's homer leads A's past YankeesUpdated May 5 Share TweetA's hitters came up empty nine times with runners in scoring position on Sunday afternoon, but they redeemed themselves by way of a trio of homers to edge the Yankees, 5-4, and claim the series victory.
Starling Marte puts glove on throwing hand in desperate attempt to corral redirected baseballUpdated May 5 Share TweetYour browser does not support iframes.Switch-hitters are common is baseball. We've even seen a switch-pitcher reach the professional ranks after the New York Yankees drafted Pat Venditte in 2008. Now we have Starling Marte, the Pittsburgh Pirates' switc…Source: yahoo.com
Granderson's role may vary upon returnUpdated May 5 Share TweetWith the Yankees suffering no shortage of production from Vernon Wells in left field, it is not a foregone conclusion in manager Joe Girardi's mind that Brett Gardner will be going back to left from center when Curtis Granderson comes off the DL.
Smith gets nod in left against lefty PettitteUpdated May 5 Share TweetThe strikeouts are piling up for a suddenly struggling Seth Smith, but A's manager Bob Melvin lent his outfielder a vote of confidence on Sunday by placing him in the lineup as the only lefty against Yankees southpaw Andy Pettitte.
Matsui presented People's Honor in JapanUpdated May 5 Share TweetFormer New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui received the People's Honor Award from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an elaborate ceremony at Tokyo Dome on Sunday.Source: ESPN.com
Athletics Power Past YankeesMay 5Josh Donaldson's third home run of the season gave the Athletics a 5-4 win over the Yankees.
Clayton's mailbag: Don't overlook AFC NorthMay 5Don't overlook the strong offseasons put together in the AFC North by the Ravens, Steelers and Bengals, writes John Clayton.
Rogers sees 'good chance' he could play in MLS this yearMay 5Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.
Rogers sees good chance he could play in MLS this seasonMay 5Former U.S. national team winger Robbie Rogers, who stepped away from the sport in February after announcing he is gay, said Sunday that "there's a really good chance" he'll play in Major League Soccer this season.