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  • Yankees' Tanaka prepares for Friday debut at Toronto

    HOUSTON -- After right-hander Hiroki Kuroda opened his third season as a Yankee with another quality start, albeit in a 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Wednesday night, attention now shifts to New York's other Japanese pitcher. Right-hander Masahiro...
  • Capsules for the AL East Division

    AL EAST (in predicted order of finish) Boston Red Sox Last year: 97-65 (first, AL East) New faces: A.J. Pierzynski (Rangers), OF Grady Sizemore (Indians), RHP Edward Mujica (Cardinals), INF Jonathan Herrera (Rockies) Former faces: OF Jacoby Ellsbury...
  • Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race

    Late additions could boost Orioles in wide-open American League East race
    — As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
  • Turnover breeds uncertainty for Yankees

    The last time the New York Yankees went on a comparable holiday shopping spree, they won the World Series in 2009 after missing the playoffs the previous season. The franchise's lone title in the past 13 years came after the Bombers opened the...
  • Yankees' Robertson glad to have Rivera's endorsement

    The New York Yankees had an eventful few days in Panama in mid-March, celebrating the career of retired closer Mariano Rivera and letting him show them around his homeland. Aside from getting no hits in one of their two exhibition games against the Miami...
  • Buchholz's Status Unclear, But Farrell Says Righthander Will Start

    BOSTON — In a World Series with no real villains and without a bizarre story line that someone like, oh, Alex Rodriguez could provide, the intrigue over Clay Buchholz will have to do. "Right now [Buchholz] is scheduled to pitch on the weekend...
  • 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
    While managers have different preferences about using "small ball," it strikes me that the White Sox rarely use sacrifice bunts in games where one run can make the difference. Is this a strategical decision or are they just bad bunters? -- Bob Dunn;...
  • Onus on GM Hahn as trade deadline approaches

    Onus on GM Hahn as trade deadline approaches
    It's time to step to the plate, Rick Hahn. Batter up. Trade early, trade often, trade (just about) anyone. About the only way you could upset your fan base is by doing nothing. If there was any doubt about the direction of the White Sox — and...
  • Frustrations Abound For Yanks, Sox

    Frustrations Abound For Yanks, Sox
    BOSTON — Brent Lillibridge, 29 and looking, oh, 19, shook his head in the cramped visiting Fenway clubhouse and smiled at the uncertainty of baseball. "It's a crazy business," Lillibridge said. Seconds later, the guy called up from Triple A on...
  • It Even Affects The Pros: Hot Day Means Brain Freezes

    It Even Affects The Pros: Hot Day Means Brain Freezes
    BOSTON — Maybe it was the 90-degree heat, and we're not only talking about Hiroki Kuroda's fastball here. Maybe we can blame some of this stuff on the final day of an oppressive heat wave. Makes people do crazy things. Makes people do things...