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Texas Rangers @ NY Yankees Series Recap: Get Out Your Brooms

CC Sabathia

Game One Rangers 1 Yankees 5 (6 innings) W: Sabathia L: Wilson With the clouds hanging from above in the 1st inning it was quite obvious from the start Friday night's game would likely be a short one. The conditions were terrible and it was seen early one the players were battling the field. Texas scored in the ...

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Game 7: Opening Day, Rings, Godzilla Returns, and a 7-5 Win

What a day and what a game this afternoon as the Yankees opened the season at home in their usual classy fashion. The pre-game ceremonies for the first time since opening day 2001 included the Yankees receiving World Series rings. The first guy to receive his ring was Yankee trainer Gene Monhan who has taken a ...

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Yankees Off Monday Before Opening Day; AL East Recap

As the Yankees get ready for opening day tomorrow (1pm EST Pettitte vs E. Santana) the Red Sox, Orioles, Rays, and Blue Jays all played Monday. Boston 2 Minnesota 5 The Grand-Opening of the Twins new ballpark, Target Field. Joe Mauer (MIN): 3/5 2 RBI Jason Kubel (MIN): 3/4 HR 2 RBI Carl Pavano (W): 6 IP 4 hits 1 ...

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Game 6: Yankees Improve to 2 for 2 in Rubber Games, Top Rays 7-3

Game six did not have the same feel early as game five which had CC Sabathia going in the 8th inning with a no-hitter. This time the Rays got on the board rather quickly as they scored two runs in the first inning. The Yankees responded in the top of the second with a run ...

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Game 5: CC Flirts with the No-No; Yankees blank Rays 10-0

If you were a Yankee fan watching this game chances are you didn't move for a good two-three innings while CC Sabathia put together a great rebound performance after his shaky first start vs Boston. Actually great is probably an understatement since he went 7 2/3 innings before allowing a single to Kelly Shoppach  (who ...

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Game 3: Yankees Take the Rubber game at Fenway; Granderson has his First Big Moment

Well it was bound to happen, and in the rubber game of the series it did, the Yankees and Red Sox needed extras to determine this one. The game started with two clean innings to start, with John Lackey and Andy Pettitte looking on top of their game. Andy ran into a little trouble in ...

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Yankee's Hitting Unable to Bail Out CC/Bullpen as BoSox Take the Opener 9-7

The baseball season is officially underway, but for the Yankees the opener did not go the way they had hoped. Early on the pitchers sis their thing as the 8 batters of the game were retired, but with two outs in the top of the 2nd that changed as Jorge Posada hit a Beckett pitch ...

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The Battle for the 5th Spot Lives On…and 4 are left standing.

**UPDATED 3/23/10** The Spring Training Statistics of the 5 4 guys battling for the 5th spot in the rotation (in order of least to most likely to win the job): Chad Gaudin- Waived 0-3 (W-L) 8.68 ERA 4 GP 2 GS 9.1 IP 16 Hits 10 R 9 ER 2 HR  5 BB 5 K Career ...

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