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Detroit Tigers with 3-0 lead against New York Yankees
Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers took on a shutout in the ninth inning as they held on to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night to strengthen their bid for the AL Championship Series title with a 3-0 lead.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi, in an attempt to snap the team’s untimely hitting funk, changed his batting order and benched Alex Rodriguez as well as Nick Swisher to no luck. Phil Coke gave up consecutive singles with two outs before striking out Raul Ibanez for his second save in two games.
The Tigers are in place to complete a sweep to earn their second pennant in seven years on Wednesday night as Max Scherzer pitches against the Yankees best man CC Sabathia.
Trying to get their first World Series title since 1984, Detroit went on an historic pitching run even before their aces took to the mound. With an exception in Game 1, New York had been shut out in the entire series.
Yankees take first game against Orioles
For eight innings, you wouldn’t know who will emerge the winner between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles as the two division foes battled against each other in a tight game reflecting their almost equal talents as evidenced by the 18 regular season games that they split.
But then, experience took control and the Yankees brushed past the inexperienced players and crashed a party that was 15 years in the making, taking the game 7-2 on Sunday night.
Russell Martin has a tiebreaking home run off Jim Johnson in the ninth inning while CC Sabathia had an outstanding pitching performance to seal the game and draw first blood in the AL Divisional Series opener.
Jason Hammel, coming off a right knee that recently underwent surgery, started for the Orioles and allowed two runs, four hits, and four walks in 5 2/3 innings.
The game was delayed for about two and a half hours due to rain and yet the fans in the stands were as loud and enthusiastic as ever.
Yankees clinch AL East title
The New York Yankees closed out the AL East race on Wednesday night with a rout of the last-place Boston Red Sox 14-2 to capture the team’s 13th East title in the last 17 years. Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit two homers to help New York clinch the win.
Fans in the stadiums were already in a partying mood right from the very start of the game. The Yankees completed the three-game sweep of the Red Sox to earn their second consecutive division trophy which was already quite assured during the seventh when news of the Baltimore Orioles‘ 4-1 loss against the Tampa Bay Rays was announced which sent the fans standing up for a huge ovation.
Heading into the AL playoffs, the Yankees now have the home-field advantage all throughout the playoffs because of the win. The celebration of the fans and players started when Freddy Garcia struck out Ivan De Jesus, after that all the players were giving high-fives and hugging in celebration of the title.
The shortstop of the Yankees led off the bottom of the first inning with a single to give him 200 hits for this season. This is Jeter’s eighth career 200-hit season which ties him with Lou Gehrig for the most 200-hit seasons by a Yankee. The same single also extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
At age 38, Derek Jeter is the oldest player to have at least 200 hits in a season after Paul Molitor did it in 1996 at age 40. All in all, he is the sixth-oldest player to collect 200 hits.
Jeter also joins the ranks of Ty Cobb, Molitor, and Pete Rose as the fourth to record a 200-hit season 14 or more years after doing it for the first time.
He went 1 for 4 during the game, while in the season Jeter is hitting .322 and has recently passed Willie Mays for 10th place on the all-time hits list.
Yankees win series against Red Sox
The New York Yankees finished off their four-game series against the Boston Red Sox with a 7-3 win on Sunday night to take the series three games to one.
The Yankees now enter into the All-Star break with the best record in the league as well as the biggest lead in any division, a big turnaround from barely a month ago when New York was just six games over .500
Struggling through the beginning of the season, the Yankees have finally gotten their groove back and have won the last five out of six games. They are now 21-8 since going 31-25 through June 7 despite injuries to three of their pitchers and an outfielder.
The Yankees are now 52-33 and lead seven games in the AL East over Baltimore.
The Red Sox are also beset with injuries themselves, with two players missing most of the season and three on the disabled list. They are 43-43 going into the All-Star break.
Dewayne Wise fools umpire in Yankees’ win
As Dewayne Wise flew into the fans at the stands trying to catch a foul ball he heard the umpire call it an out and only one thing came to his mind: keep his glove closed.
He ran straight into the dugout and even tapped Derek Jeter, who incidentally was celebrating his birthday that day, as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 6-4 on Tuesday night.
As the replays in slow motion would show, wise was not able to catch the ball as it fell off his hand but since replays are not allowed in Major League Baseball, the call of the umpire stood. Phil Hughes threw his hands into the air thinking that Wise helped him preserve his shutout.
Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez hit a long home run for the Yankees who scored five of their point without a single home run.
Curtis Granderson had two runs while Chris Stewart added an RBI.
The Yankees were carried by Robinson Cano and Phil Hughes as they beat the Royals 3-2 to get back at them after suffering a shutout in Monday night’s game.
Derek Jeter scored on a bases-loaded single to tie the score as the Yankees rallied from an early two-run deficit to defeat the Royals after Monday’s shutout loss. Hughes gave up five hits and struck out seven in six innings to beat Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar for the second time in 17 days.
New York had a break when Mike Moustakas ended the eight inning lining up into a double play. Rafael Soriano worked his third save in the ninth to retire Alcides Escobar to end the five-game winning streak of Kansas away from home.
Cano took a homer in the fourth inning to score the Yankees’s first point of the game.
A-Rod homered and drove in two runs but the winning play happened in the ninth inning when Derek Jeter scored on a passed ball as the Yankees defeated the Tigers 7-6 on Friday. The loss of the Tigers was eclipsed by the arrest of left fielder Delmon Young earlier in the day on a hate crime harassment charge.
When Rodriguez saw the ball bouncing off catcher Alex Avila’s glove, he waved frantically at Jeter signalling him to run home which he did. From where Jeter was, he couldn’t see the ball and took the cue from A-Rod’s waving to run.
Game conditions on Friday night at 46 degrees were more reminiscent of October weather than late April, affecting the performance of the Tigers.
Red Sox celebration dampened by Yankees
The celebratory mood of the Boston Red Sox and their fans on the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park was spoiled by the New York Yankees as they beat Boston 6-2 on Friday.
Alex Rodriguez made a home run swing that cleared the fences for the 631st time to surpass former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. and take the fifth place on the career list. His home run rained on the parade of Red Sox fans and almost 200 former players, managers, and coaches who were there to celebrate the anniversary.
Both teams wore throwback uniforms similar to those that were used in the first major league game in Fenway Park. The Red Sox with off-white uniforms and caps with only the words “Red Sox” on their chests while the Yankees wore all grey with only “NY” on their caps and left breast.
The Red Sox lost their fourth straight game.
The New York Yankees began in 1903 through the purchase of the defunct Baltimore franchise in the American League. It was originally named New York Highlanders because their ballpark was constructed on one of the highest points in Manhattan. The name New York Yankees was officially adopted in 1913.
The New York Yankees play in the American League's East Division and perhaps the best and longest-running rivalry in this division is between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Their rivalry has been often called "the best and greatest rivalry in all of sports."