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  • Yankees bolster lineup with Drew, Prado

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees As the clock expired on the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday afternoon, the Yankees made some moves to bolster their lineup, acquiring outfielder Martin Prado from the Diamondbacks and infielder...
  • Deal or no deal, Girardi is confident

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees ARLINGTON, Texas -- With the trade deadline looming, manager Joe Girardi believes his team can make a run even if it makes no moves. "I do. I've seen this team play very well at times," Girardi said....
  • Deal or no deal, Yankees' Girardi is confident

    ARLINGTON, Texas — With the trade deadline looming, manager Joe Girardi believes his team can make a run even if it makes no moves. "I do. I've seen this team play very well at times," Girardi said. "Our pitching has done a really good job...
  • Jeter gears up for last regular-season game in Texas

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas is known for the vista of a cowboy riding off into the sunset, but it is a Yankee who will trot out of the Lone Star State on Wednesday, as Derek Jeter plays his last...
  • INSIDE PITCH

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH CLEVELAND -- The New York Yankees needed a good start Monday night from the latest pitcher to make his Yankee debut this year, and right-hander Shane Greene provided it. In his...
  • Teixeira pinch hits, may start Tuesday

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees ARLINGTON, Texas -- The way the Yankees look at it, Mark Teixeira can't get back in the lineup quickly enough. Teixeira, out the past seven games with back spasms, took a big step by entering Monday'...
  • Cervelli error gives Twins win over Yankees

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli made a throwing error in the 11th inning that allowed Josh Willingham to score from second base, giving the Minnesota Twins a 2-1 victory over New York. With the bases loaded, Trevor Plouffe hit a...
  • After Being Shut Out Against Yankees, Sox Limping Toward All-Star Break

    After Being Shut Out Against Yankees, Sox Limping Toward All-Star Break
    NEW YORK — The Red Sox will hit the halfway mark of their 2104 season Saturday against Masahiro Tanaka. Yet after this limp dishrag of a performance, in which the Sox made Vidal Nuņo look like he was, well, Masahiro Tanaka, you've got to wonder....
  • Robin Ventura: Feeling not as dire as last July

    Robin Ventura: Feeling not as dire as last July
    Rumors automatically increase in July in anticipation of the trade deadline at the end of the month, and White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he knows his team won't be exempt. "It's natural for every team to have those kind of things," Ventura said....
  • Angels walk away with 4-1 win over Yankees

    Angels walk away with 4-1 win over Yankees
    KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Jered Weaver escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the eighth by striking out Brett Gardner with an 88-mph fastball and getting Derek Jeter to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to preserve a 1-1 tie. Weaver pumped his fist...
  • Everyone is pitching in for the Red Sox

    Everyone is pitching in for the Red Sox
    Even with a resurgent John Lackey starting Wednesday night in hopes of leading the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series-clinching victory at Fenway Park in 95 years, their bullpen could be crowded. "They know the urgency," pitching coach Juan...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    If Kevin Youkilis leaves via free agency, what are the chances the Sox try Dan Johnson at third? He is patient and does have some pop. -- Kent Kimpel, Plymouth, Ind. I think the chances are slim. I think they should bring him back, but I'm not sure how...