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Phillies Get Halladay; Lackey, BoSox Near Deal

Philly may also ship Lee to Seattle; Angels sign Matsui

(Newser) - Baseball’s hot stove was boiling mightily today, with the Philadelphia Phillies making the biggest news, reaching a deal to land Toronto right-hander Roy Halladay. That move could be part of a three-team trade, Jayson Stark hears, with Philadelphia sending left-hander Cliff Lee to Seattle. Toronto and Seattle would receive... More »

New Yorkers Flock to Cheer Yankees

'Canyon of Heroes' echoes with cheers for champs

(Newser) - New Yorkers turned out in droves today to cheer the World Series champion Yankees as a ticker-tape parade made its way through the canyons of Lower Manhattan. Manager Joe Girardi received a key to the city at a City Hall ceremony, Series MVP Hideki Matsui thanked the fans over and... More »

Matsui Leaves New York In Style

World Series hero probably done with pinstripes

(Newser) - In New York he was anonymous. In Japan they resented him for twice skipping the World Baseball Classic. But last night Hideki Matsui made fans take notice and cheer, capping a World Series performance that compares favorably to Reggie Jackson’s storied 1977 Series—Jackson hit .450 with 1.250... More »

Yankees Claim 27th Title

Matsui's 6 RBI secure Game 6 win over Philadelphia

(Newser) - The New York Yankees are back in their rightful spot tonight, atop the baseball kingdom after beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-3, to win the World Series in six games. Hideki Matsui set a series record by driving in six runs, and left-hander Andy Pettitte was strong on short rest, allowing... More »

Yankees Win 3-1, Pull Even

New York finds just enough offense against Phillies' Martinez

(Newser) - Hideki Matsui’s sixth-inning home run off old pal Pedro Martinez held up as the winning run as the New York Yankees pulled even in the World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Yankees overcame an early 1-0 deficit on solo shots by Mark Teixeira and... 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 »

Peralta, Indians Bug Yankees Again, Win 6-4

Cleveland overcomes three New York homers

(Newser) - Jhonny Peralta hit a three-run homer off Andy Pettitte in the fifth inning and the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight Friday, beating New York, 6-4, in the Yankees' first visit since last year's AL playoffs when they were bombarded by swarming bugs. Peralta had four RBIs and Jamey Carroll... More »

Mussina Lifts Yanks, Ties Gibson at 251

Abreu, Matsui lead New York to a series split with Tampa Bay

(Newser) - Mike Mussina tied Bob Gibson on the career wins list by pitching six sharp innings, Bobby Abreu hit a two-run homer and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Monday night. Abreu went 3-for-3 with a walk and Hideki Matsui drove in two runs for the Yankees,... More »

Wang, Matsui Lead Yanks Past Rays

Bombers get back to .500 on solid bullpen work as well

(Newser) - Chien-Ming Wang pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning and Hideki Matsui hit a two-run homer, leading the New York Yankees past the pesky Tampa Bay Rays 2-0 Sunday. With manager Joe Girardi back on the bench following an illness, Joba Chamberlain and second baseman Robinson Cano got the Yankees... More »

A-Rod Slams 30th as Yanks Bedevil Angels

Hot corner-tender surpasses Gehrig in 12-run shutout

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez inked 4 RBIs and hammered an MLB-leading 30th home run in a 12-0 shellacking of Ervin Santana and the Angels yesterday. The blast lifts A-rod to 22nd on the all-time list, besting Lou Gehrig and giving him the most home runs by a pinstriper at the All-Star break... More »

Yankees Break Even With Win Streak

Bombers take second from Arizona for 8th straight victory and winning record

(Newser) - The Yankees have found their way back to the familiar side of .500 for the first time since April, with their eighth win in a row. The Yanks climbed to 32-31 at the expense of the Arizona Diamondbacks, aided by Alex Rodriguez's league-leading 25th home run and a strong eight... More »

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