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MLB Suspends A-Rod Through 2014; He Can Play for Now

Twelve players have agreed to 50-game suspensions

(Newser) - All players targeted for drug suspensions in the Biogenesis scandal —except Alex Rodriguez—have accepted 50-game penalties from Major League Baseball, a person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP. MLB has decided to slap Rodriguez with a suspension lasting through the entire 2014 season, but he's expected... More »

Miami Clinic's Records Show A-Rod Is Still Juicing

Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, and more used banned substances, report shows

(Newser) - It looks like Alex Rodriguez never got off the juice. The Yankees' much-maligned slugger is one of a number of stars implicated in records from a Miami clinic called Biogenesis, the Miami New-Times reports. An employee passed the records to the paper last month, just before the firm closed and... More »

Cy Young Winner Bartolo Colon Caught Doping

A's pitcher suspended 50 games after testing positive for testosterone

(Newser) - Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended for 50 games today after testing positive for testosterone. Major League Baseball made the announcement one week after All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants received a 50-game suspension following a positive test for... More »

Cabrera Hatched Fake Site to Dodge Doping Penalty

MLB figured it out really quickly, report says

(Newser) - It looks like Melky Cabrera didn't just meekly go along with his 50-game suspension for banned substances. A source tells the New York Daily News that Cabrera launched a bizarre scheme to create a fake website for a fake topical cream, which he then claimed inadvertently boosted his testosterone... More »

Yankees Club Angels, Lead Series 3-1

A-Rod homers again as New York wins 10-1, pulls within win of Series berth

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez hit his third home run of the series and Melky Cabrera drove in four runs as the New York Yankees beat the Los Angeles Angels, 10-1, tonight, to move within one victory of a berth in the World Series. CC Sabathia allowed the single run on five hits... More »

Jeter's Hits, Rasner's Arm Key Yanks' Win

New York completes weekend sweep of struggling Seattle

(Newser) - Derek Jeter had four hits and the New York Yankees got consecutive homers from Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano during a six-run outburst, beating the slumping Seattle Mariners 8-2 Sunday to finish a lopsided three-game sweep. Just called up from the minors, Darrell Rasner pitched six comfortable innings and the... More »

Wang Leads Yankees to 1-0 Win at Cleveland

Righty outduels Sabathia thanks to Cabrera's homer

(Newser) - Chien-Ming Wang shut down Cleveland for seven innings and outpitched C.C. Sabathia, whose lone mistake turned into a homer by Melky Cabrera, to help the New York Yankees end a three-game slide with a 1-0 win over the Indians on Sunday. Wang (5-0) allowed four hits, struck out a... More »

Wang Throws 2-Hitter, Yanks Top Red Sox

Efficient right-hander faces two batters over the minimum

(Newser) - Chien-Ming Wang added an outstanding pitching performance to the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry—a two-hit complete game. In the teams' first meeting of the season, Wang gave up only a home run by J.D. Drew that was nearly caught and a bunt single Friday night as New York beat Boston... More »

Yankees Avoid Royals Sweep

Three go deep for New York in 6-1 win

(Newser) - Andy Pettitte picked up his first victory and Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera each homered and drove in two runs, helping the New York Yankees defeat the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Thursday night and avoid a series sweep. Jorge Posada also homered for the Yankees. Pettitte held the Royals to... More »

Yanks Win Yankee Stadium Opener, One Last Time

Toronto's Halladay sharp, New York's Wang sharper in 3-2 pitchers' duel

(Newser) - In the final season-opener at historic Yankee Stadium, the Yanks nailed a record 11 consecutive home openers won by topping the Blue Jays, 3-2. It was a taut duel between aces Roy Halladay, a celebrated Yankee-killer, and sinkerballer Chien-Ming Wang. Alex Rodriguez's eighth-inning trot home on a groundout proved the... More »

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