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November 2, 2009 | by Bob Vetrone, Jr
THE BIG PLAY X-RAY THE PLAY: It's hard to believe Alex Rodriguez had just one Series hit before he came to bat in the ninth inning last night, but he did. He promptly made his second safety a big one. THE SETUP: After the Phillies had tied the game on a Pedro Feliz solo home run in the eighth, the Yankees mounted a two-out rally off Brad Lidge in the top of the ninth. Johnny Damon singled to left, stole second and third on the same play (don't ask) and Mark Teixeira was hit by a pitch.
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February 21, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
RAUL IBANEZ has finally found a new home. Ibanez, the Phillies' leftfielder for the last three seasons, yesterday agreed to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract with the New York Yankees, according to sources. Ibanez' deal also includes $2.9 million in performance bonuses. "He's a guy that's hit righthanders very well over his career, can still play the outfield," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, without confirming the agreement. "Has been a productive player if you look over the last 10 years.
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July 11, 2008 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scrap the Stache! On Wednesday, promoting Jason Giambi for the All-Star Game, the Yankees had a "Support the Stache" initiative. Fake mustaches were handed out to the first 20,000 fans at Yankees Stadium. Employees also sported the silly-looking fake hair, and manager Joe Girardi donned it in his postgame media session. Giambi was on an online ballot with White Sox rightfielder Jermaine Dye, Royals outfielder Jose Guillen, Rays rookie third baseman Evan Longoria, and Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts.
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April 15, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Nick Swisher hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit for an 6-5 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles last night. After Joba Chamberlain used his big body to save a run in the eighth by blocking the plate and keeping the Yankees within 5-4, Jorge Posada led off the bottom of the ninth with a tying homer on the first pitch off closer Kevin Gregg. Michael Gonzalez (0-1) walked Mark Teixeira and gave up a double to Alex Rodriguez to start the 10th.
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March 17, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Nothing like a little back-and-forth between New York and Philly baseball teams, but this time it's not the Mets and Phillies. It's the Yankees. Seems some in the Yankees organization bristled when Cliff Lee said among the reasons why the Yankees were his third choice this offseason behind the Phils and Texas was because "some of the Yankeee guys are getting older. " "Some of our core guys that we have relied on have gotten up there, but we have a group of young players that we're excited about," Yankees GM Brian Cashman responded, according to the New York Post . "All we care about is being called champions.
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April 29, 2012 | Freelance
Remember the 2009 World Series when Johnny Damon shocked the world, stealing second base in the ninth inning of Game 4, score tied. You thought Johnny Damon couldn't steal second base with a mask and a gun. Then Damon jumped up, saw third base was unprotected, and stole that, too. You looked at your teenage son wearing his Utley jersey and a forlorn expression, and whispered, "The Phillies are dead. " You just knew something mystical was happening. "I was running the bases with Damon," Hart Seely said proudly.
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February 11, 2010 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Atlanta Braves have made a one-year offer to free-agent outfielder Johnny Damon that is worth at least $5 million, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Damon, 36, batted .282 with 24 homers and 82 RBIs for the New York Yankees last season. The Yankees have added Curtis Granderson from Detroit. Damon would be "a pretty legit leadoff hitter who has some experience," Braves third baseman Chipper Jones told the newspaper. "It would make us a deeper team. . . . You can't beat having that experience in your clubhouse and on your team, on the field and somewhere at top of your lineup.
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September 14, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Frank Thomas drove in the winning run with a ninth-inning single, and host Toronto beat the Yankees last night, 2-1, to snap New York's seven-game winning streak. The Yankees, who fell 5 1/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East, now head to Fenway Park to begin a three-game series against their rival tonight. Yankees righthander Roger Clemens threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday and said he has "no doubt" he'll return from a sore elbow to start Sunday's series finale.
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April 21, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
A much-needed win for the New York Yankees was tarnished by the loss of Alex Rodriguez, who can only hope a leg injury won't force him out of the starting lineup for the first time this season. Rodriguez hit an RBI double and scored before leaving in the sixth inning, and the Yankees ended a three-game losing streak by beating the host Baltimore Orioles, 7-1, yesterday. Andy Pettitte (3-1) pitched seven scoreless innings, Johnny Damon homered and Derek Jeter had a three-run double as the Yankees salvaged the finale of a three-game series.
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August 4, 2012
After struggling through 64 games, Johnny Damon's stint with the Indians is over. On Friday, the club designated him for assignment. Damon compiled some meager numbers after Cleveland signed him April 17: He hit only .222 with four home runs. He has spent most of his career with the Royals, Red Sox, and Yankees, but the 38-year-old has bounced around the last few seasons, playing with Detroit in 2010 and Tampa Bay last year. He has 2,769 hits but may be running out of time if he wants to make a run at the 3,000 milestone.
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May 3, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
TWENTY YEARS ago, Buck Showalter picked up his first managerial win in the majors as his New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox. Tuesday night, he got win No. 1,000, this time against the Yankees, as the visiting Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees, 7-1. Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy homered off for the Orioles in their first win in five tries against the Yankees this year. Showalter improved to 1,000-958 in 14 seasons with the Yankees, Arizona, Texas and Baltimore. "I'm very appreciative of the players making me feel really young tonight, even though I'm an old goat," Showalter said.
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April 29, 2012 | Freelance
Remember the 2009 World Series when Johnny Damon shocked the world, stealing second base in the ninth inning of Game 4, score tied. You thought Johnny Damon couldn't steal second base with a mask and a gun. Then Damon jumped up, saw third base was unprotected, and stole that, too. You looked at your teenage son wearing his Utley jersey and a forlorn expression, and whispered, "The Phillies are dead. " You just knew something mystical was happening. "I was running the bases with Damon," Hart Seely said proudly.
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April 18, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CC SABATHIA shook off early trouble to get a rare April win for the Yankees and backup catcher Chris Stewart hit a go-ahead, two-run single and had three RBI for the first time in his career to lead New York over the visiting Minnesota Twins, 8-3, Tuesday night. Sabathia (1-0) allowed three runs and four hits in 7 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. After falling behind 3-1 in the third, he didn't allow a hit and retired 13 in a row during one stretch. He credited pitching coach Larry Rothschild with telling him after the third to throw more over the top. "Fastball command got a lot better," the big lefthander said.
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April 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THE CLEVELAND Indians may have found a boost for their stagnant offense. The team has reached agreement on a $1.25 million, 1-year contract with free-agent outfielder Johnny Damon, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity, because the Indians had not yet announced the agreement. Damon, 38, is 277 hits from 3,000 and was looking to catch on with a team to prolong his career. Agent Scott Boras has worked out a deal with Indians general manager Chris Antonetti, who has been looking for a player to help a Cleveland team off to a 1-4 start and batting only .176 - worst in the majors.
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February 21, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
RAUL IBANEZ has finally found a new home. Ibanez, the Phillies' leftfielder for the last three seasons, yesterday agreed to a 1-year, $1.1 million contract with the New York Yankees, according to sources. Ibanez' deal also includes $2.9 million in performance bonuses. "He's a guy that's hit righthanders very well over his career, can still play the outfield," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, without confirming the agreement. "Has been a productive player if you look over the last 10 years.
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September 27, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
The Tampa Bay Rays moved into a tie with the Boston Red Sox for the wild-card lead, beating the visiting New York Yankees, 5-2, last night behind another strong performance by James Shields. Shields came within one out of his 12th complete game, yielding six hits. Kyle Farnsworth finished for his 24th save, closing it out moments before the Red Sox lost, 6-3, at Baltimore. The Rays and Red Sox have two games left each. "It's been a nice little run. All the stars have been aligned for us and here we are," Shields said.
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September 24, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
BRANDON MORROW pitched seven scoreless innings and the Toronto Blue Jays further dampened Tampa Bay's playoff hopes, beating David Price and the Rays, 5-1, last night in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays have lost four of five and dropped 2 1/2 games behind Boston in the AL wild-card race; the Red Sox were rained out at New York last night. A night after pounding out 17 hits in a 15-8 romp at Yankee Stadium, the Rays were limited to Matt Joyce's second-inning infield single until Casey Kotchman singled with one out in the seventh off Morrow (11-11)
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August 13, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
JOHNNY DAMON, Casey Kotchman and Kelly Shoppach all connected in the third inning for three of Tampa Bay's five solo home runs against CC Sabathia, and David Price again came out on top in a matchup of elite lefthanders, lifting the Rays over the New York Yankees, 5-1, last night. With a full moon looming over Yankee Stadium, light-hitting Elliot Johnson and Evan Longoria also homered in Tampa Bay's fifth straight win. The five homers were the most Sabathia (16-7) has allowed in his career, while Price (10-10)
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April 15, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Nick Swisher hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the New York Yankees rallied from a five-run deficit for an 6-5 victory over the visiting Baltimore Orioles last night. After Joba Chamberlain used his big body to save a run in the eighth by blocking the plate and keeping the Yankees within 5-4, Jorge Posada led off the bottom of the ninth with a tying homer on the first pitch off closer Kevin Gregg. Michael Gonzalez (0-1) walked Mark Teixeira and gave up a double to Alex Rodriguez to start the 10th.
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