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  • Throwing error causes rare rough outing for Betances

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees NEW YORK -- Dellin Betances has been a revelation for the New York Yankees, drawing comparisons to the 1996 version of Mariano Rivera, who was a dominant setup man for John Wetteland before becoming...
  • Teixeira pinch hits, may start Tuesday

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees ARLINGTON, Texas -- The way the Yankees look at it, Mark Teixeira can't get back in the lineup quickly enough. Teixeira, out the past seven games with back spasms, took a big step by entering Monday'...
  • Jeter gears up for last regular-season game in Texas

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas is known for the vista of a cowboy riding off into the sunset, but it is a Yankee who will trot out of the Lone Star State on Wednesday, as Derek Jeter plays his last...
  • Nationals not worried after being swept by Phillies

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Washington Nationals - INSIDE PITCH PHILADELPHIA -- The 10-game winning streak is now but a memory. Suddenly the Washington Nationals find themselves on a three-game losing streak, with a six-game West Coast trip...
  • Nationals embark on critical road trip

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Washington Nationals - INSIDE PITCH The Washington Nationals have been red-hot in August, establishing a firm grip on first place in the National League East and the NL's best overall record, but a big road swing...
  • Robin Ventura: Feeling not as dire as last July

    Robin Ventura: Feeling not as dire as last July
    Rumors automatically increase in July in anticipation of the trade deadline at the end of the month, and White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he knows his team won't be exempt. "It's natural for every team to have those kind of things," Ventura said....
  • After Being Shut Out Against Yankees, Sox Limping Toward All-Star Break

    After Being Shut Out Against Yankees, Sox Limping Toward All-Star Break
    NEW YORK — The Red Sox will hit the halfway mark of their 2104 season Saturday against Masahiro Tanaka. Yet after this limp dishrag of a performance, in which the Sox made Vidal Nuño look like he was, well, Masahiro Tanaka, you've got to wonder....
  • Angels walk away with 4-1 win over Yankees

    KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Jered Weaver escaped a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the eighth by striking out Brett Gardner with an 88-mph fastball and getting Derek Jeter to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to preserve a 1-1 tie. Weaver pumped his fist...
  • 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...
  • Ubaldo Jimenez struggles with control in Orioles' 4-2 loss to Yankees

    Ubaldo Jimenez struggles with control in Orioles' 4-2 loss to Yankees
    NEW YORK — This wasn’t the first impression right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez wanted to give his new team or his new fan base, but the Orioles’ top offseason acquisition has struggled through his first two starts with the club. Following the...
  • 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...