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Tigers Hold Off Yankees

Rogers pitches into seventh and Rodriguez drives in pair of runs

(Newser) - Kenny Rogers pitched into the seventh inning and Ivan Rodriguez had three hits and drove in a pair of runs to help the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 6-5 tonight. Rodriguez drove in a pair of runs and Rogers (3-3) held the Yankees to two runs on nine... More »

Yanks Avoid Series Sweep; Beat Indians 6-3

(Newser) - Jason Giambi and the sluggish New York Yankees suddenly turned sluggerish. The Yankees played home run derby last night, with Giambi, Johnny Damon, Robinson Cano and Wilson Betemit connecting in a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Mike Mussina (5-3) pitched five innings for his fourth straight win and earned... More »

Crazy Eights: White Sox Down Yanks

NY, Chicago combine for 16-run 2nd; Clemens shelled in 13-9 loss

(Newser) - The Yankees dropped a wacky one to the White Sox yesterday, losing 13-9 after both starting pitchers were forced out early. New York's Roger Clemens surrendered eight runs on nine hits in the second, and the Yanks responded by knocking out Jon Garland with eight runs of their own in... More »

Sox Stun Yankees, Grab Gagne

Ace reliever overcomes Boston phobia for $2.1M signing bonus

(Newser) - The Yankees had hoped to nab ace reliever Eric Gagne from the Texas Rangers; instead, he signed with their AL-East rivals yesterday, breaking a no-trade clause with the division-dominating Red Sox. The Sox, who handed Gagne a $2.1M signing bonus, bought insurance for a bullpen which already includes All-Stars... More »

Yanks Deal Proctor to Dodgers

NY picks up much-needed backup infielder in Betemit

(Newser) - The Yankees dealt reliever Scott Proctor to the Dodgers yesterday, in exchange for infielder Wilson Betemit. Proctor, who will likely be replaced by minor-league righty Edwar Ramirez, had struggled in the Bronx, giving up four home runs in his last six outings. The Yanks are hoping to add depth to... More »

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