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June 26, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Tino Martinez doesn't want to get used to a pinch-hitting role - although the New York Yankees are glad he felt comfortable doing it last night. Martinez hit the first pinch-hit homer of his career, a two-run shot in the seventh inning that lifted New York to an 8-7 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians. "Hopefully I won't have too many pinch-hits, because I want to be in there every day," Martinez said. Martinez didn't start against lefty Chuck Finley, but was ready to save a game that had gotten away from the Yankees.
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July 1, 1997 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Ken Griffey Jr., showing once again he may be the most popular player in baseball, was elected to the AL all-star team for the eighth consecutive year and was the top vote-getter for the second straight season. The Seattle Mariners outfielder, who missed the last two all-star games because of injuries, got 3,514,340 votes in the final total released yesterday - nearly a million more than any other AL player. He also was the leading vote-getter last year and in 1994. Baltimore Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken, elected to play in his 15th All-Star game, was second with 2,571,985.
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April 24, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
In his return to Yankee Stadium, David Wells was less than perfect. Traded to Toronto in spring training in the deal that sent Roger Clemens to New York, Wells was locked in a tie game when he walked Paul O'Neill and Bernie Williams to open the seventh inning. It wound up costing him the game as the Yankees ended the Blue Jays' eight-game winning streak, 6-4. With the score 1-1 and runners going, Chili Davis hit a double off the rightfield wall, giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
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July 11, 1999 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Boston's Nomar Garciaparra missed his eighth straight start yesterday because of a groin injury but said he would be ready to play in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at Fenway Park. "I'll probably be in there starting, probably play an inning or two," Garciaparra said before the Red Sox met the Atlanta Braves. Garciaparra, third in the American League in hitting at .366, overtook New York's Derek Jeter in the final week of voting for the AL's starting shortstop spot. Garciaparra has 14 homers and 57 RBIs and a 17-game hitting streak.
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May 2, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
They sure go to great lengths to play baseball at Camden Yards. One night after the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees played the longest nine-inning baseball game ever, the teams paired again for another lengthy evening. Tino Martinez hit a grand slam in the 15th inning as the visiting Yankees completed a two-game sweep of the Orioles with an 11-6 victory last night. The game lasted 5 hours, 34 minutes. One night earlier, the teams played for 4:21. "It seemed like two days and 17 hours," Baltimore's Rafael Palmeiro said of Tuesday night's 13-10 Yankees win, which eclipsed the record of 4:18 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on Oct. 2, 1962.
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June 26, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
It was just another crazy game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, with the usual result. Shane Spencer hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the ninth inning as the visiting Yankees won another slugfest against the Orioles, pounding out 16 hits in a 9-8 victory last night. New York has won three of four from Baltimore this year, outscoring the Orioles, 36-27. This time, the Yankees blew a three-run lead before rallying to beat Baltimore for the 16th time in the last 21 meetings.
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July 30, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Nomar Garciaparra's second Opening Day was much better than his first. The Boston shortstop made his 2001 debut with the Red Sox yesterday, leading them to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Chicago White Sox. He had hoped to play April 2 but underwent wrist surgery that day while his teammates started the season. "I definitely missed it," Garcia-parra said. "I love playing the game. It puts a smile on my face. " There were smiles throughout the sellout crowd of 33,375 at Fenway Park as he homered to tie the game, 2-2, in the sixth, then hit a two-run single in the seventh for the deciding runs.
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May 28, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Shawn Green hit his 10th home run in seven games to lead host Los Angeles to a 5-3 win over Milwaukee yesterday. "I'm really enjoying the ride right now," Green said. "But I've just got to concentrate on trying to tone it down a little bit so I don't get into bad habits. I've got to focus on hitting line drives and not think about home runs. Those will take care of itself. " Green hit his 13th homer of the season off reliever Jose Cabrera with one out in the seventh. Green, who homered twice last Tuesday, tied the major league record with four homers Thursday in Milwaukee.
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September 18, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Maybe Tim Salmon is snapping out of a slump at the right time. Salmon, who was hitting .162 for September, homered in the 10th inning as the visiting Anaheim Angels reclaimed sole possession of first place in the American League West with a 1-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics last night. The teams entered the game tied for first. Mark Mulder matched his career high with 12 strikeouts for Oakland, allowing five hits over nine masterful innings. He was matched for eight innings by Jarrod Washburn, who yielded three hits in eight innings while pitching on 3 days' rest.
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May 12, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Tino Martinez is trying to replace Don Mattingly again - this time in the New York Yankees' record book. Martinez homered for the fifth straight game and New York rallied twice from big deficits to beat the visiting Seattle Mariners, 13-9, yesterday for their season-high fifth straight win. No Yankee has had a home run streak this long since Mattingly - now the club's hitting coach - tied the major league mark in 1987 with home runs in...
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October 13, 2012 | By Ronald Blum, Associated Press
NEW YORK - Told he was batting second in the ninth inning, Raul Ibanez turned to Yankees teammate Eduardo Nunez. "I asked who was hitting, and it was Alex [Rodriguez], so I assumed something was going on," Ibanez said. "I didn't know what was happening, and then I just tried to put it behind me and get a good pitch to hit. " It turned out to be one of the nights of his life. Ibanez pinch-hit for Rodriguez and became the first player in major-league history to homer twice in a postseason game he didn't start.
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May 16, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Tino Martinez hit two more effortless homers, while Randy Johnson strained and sweated to get his 250th win. Joe Torre and several of his players also reached milestones, and Jason Giambi got his first important hit in ages. All that drama did nothing to slow the swagger of the New York Yankees, who have become more confident, more businesslike and more dangerous with each of their eight straight wins. Martinez hit his seventh and eighth homers in eight games, and Giambi doubled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning of the Yankees' 6-4 victory yesterday at Oakland.
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May 12, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Tino Martinez is trying to replace Don Mattingly again - this time in the New York Yankees' record book. Martinez homered for the fifth straight game and New York rallied twice from big deficits to beat the visiting Seattle Mariners, 13-9, yesterday for their season-high fifth straight win. No Yankee has had a home run streak this long since Mattingly - now the club's hitting coach - tied the major league mark in 1987 with home runs in...
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April 19, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The New York Yankees answered George Steinbrenner with a record-setting blowout. Alex Rodriguez, Tino Martinez and the Yankees broke out for 13 runs in the second inning last night on the way to a 19-8 rout of visiting Tampa Bay, ending a four-game skid. One day after Steinbrenner lashed out at his $200 million team for its 4-8 start, the Yankees quickly showed just how powerful their offense can be. "George challenged us and the team responded really well," Rodriguez said.
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November 22, 2003 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The St. Louis Cardinals traded 35-year-old first baseman Tino Martinez to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays yesterday for minor-league pitcher Evan Rust and a player to be named. Born in Tampa, Martinez was a star at the University of Tampa before starting his major-league career. A power hitter with the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees, the two-time all-star had averaged nearly 30 homers and 111 RBIs for seven seasons before joining the Cardinals. He hit 21 homers with 75 RBIs in his first year at St. Louis and dipped to 15 homers and 69 RBIs this season.
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September 18, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Maybe Tim Salmon is snapping out of a slump at the right time. Salmon, who was hitting .162 for September, homered in the 10th inning as the visiting Anaheim Angels reclaimed sole possession of first place in the American League West with a 1-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics last night. The teams entered the game tied for first. Mark Mulder matched his career high with 12 strikeouts for Oakland, allowing five hits over nine masterful innings. He was matched for eight innings by Jarrod Washburn, who yielded three hits in eight innings while pitching on 3 days' rest.
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May 28, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Shawn Green hit his 10th home run in seven games to lead host Los Angeles to a 5-3 win over Milwaukee yesterday. "I'm really enjoying the ride right now," Green said. "But I've just got to concentrate on trying to tone it down a little bit so I don't get into bad habits. I've got to focus on hitting line drives and not think about home runs. Those will take care of itself. " Green hit his 13th homer of the season off reliever Jose Cabrera with one out in the seventh. Green, who homered twice last Tuesday, tied the major league record with four homers Thursday in Milwaukee.
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November 1, 2001 | By Bob Brookover and Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Derek Jeter was hitting 91 points higher than the man he replaced at the top of the New York Yankees' batting order. Jeter was hitting .091. That should tell you all you need to know about the state of the Yankees' offense going into Game 4 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Those bats remained dormant again last night until things became truly desperate for the three-time defending world champions. That's when Tino Martinez picked up his first hit of the World Series, tying the game with a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
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July 30, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Nomar Garciaparra's second Opening Day was much better than his first. The Boston shortstop made his 2001 debut with the Red Sox yesterday, leading them to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Chicago White Sox. He had hoped to play April 2 but underwent wrist surgery that day while his teammates started the season. "I definitely missed it," Garcia-parra said. "I love playing the game. It puts a smile on my face. " There were smiles throughout the sellout crowd of 33,375 at Fenway Park as he homered to tie the game, 2-2, in the sixth, then hit a two-run single in the seventh for the deciding runs.
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June 26, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Tino Martinez doesn't want to get used to a pinch-hitting role - although the New York Yankees are glad he felt comfortable doing it last night. Martinez hit the first pinch-hit homer of his career, a two-run shot in the seventh inning that lifted New York to an 8-7 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians. "Hopefully I won't have too many pinch-hits, because I want to be in there every day," Martinez said. Martinez didn't start against lefty Chuck Finley, but was ready to save a game that had gotten away from the Yankees.
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