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May 6, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Bill Mueller thinks the Boston Red Sox are more like last night than the previous five games. Mueller hit a tiebreaking three-run homer, David Ortiz homered twice and drove in four runs, and the visiting Red Sox broke a five-game losing streak with a 9-5 win over the Cleveland Indians last night. "Hopefully, this is the start of what we're capable of doing," Mueller said. The Red Sox got five hits in a four-run third highlighted by Ortiz's seventh homer, a three-run shot with two outs.
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May 31, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Jose Contreras made the New York Yankees' rotation a little more crowded. Contreras (2-1) made an impressive pitch to remain a starter, allowing two hits in seven innings in his first career start as the Yankees beat host Detroit last night, 6-0, behind Jason Giambi's two homers. "Of course I'd like to, but it's not my decision," Contreras said about staying in the rotation. "I'm going to keep preparing for whatever role I'm needed. " Contreras, who left Cuba and signed a $32 million, 4-year contract with New York in the offseason, got a one-start trial in place of an injured David Wells.
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April 22, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is how we do it. We get back to living, while remembering those who can't. We continue to strive, and no bombs or bullets can deter us for long. The Red Sox made an emotional and defiant return to Fenway Park on Saturday - their first home game since the Boston Marathon attack - and they brought Big Papi as an exclamation point. David Ortiz, who had played just once since July 17 after an Achilles tendon injury, made his debut and gave the crowd a passionate, if Utleyesque, speech, dropping an obscenity but getting the message across: "Nobody is going to dictate our freedom.
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July 25, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched seven shutout innings to outduel C.C. Sabathia, denying Cleveland's ace his 14th win, as the visiting Boston Red Sox won their fifth straight, 1-0, over the Indians last night. Matsuzaka (12-7), tagged for a season-high 12 hits in his first start against Cleveland on May 30, gave up four hits before turning it over to the bullpen. The Japanese righthander allowed only one runner to reach third and improved to 5-2 in his past eight starts. Sabathia (13-5)
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August 3, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Tim Wakefield celebrated his 38th birthday getting a familiar result against Tampa Bay. Tim Wakefield pitched seven solid innings and David McCarty hit a three-run homer to lead the visiting Boston Red Sox over the Devil Rays, 6-3, last night. Wakefield (7-6) gave up three runs, four hits, four walks and struck out three to improve to 10-1 against Tampa Bay. Kevin Youkilis had a two-run double during a three-run fifth as the Red Sox rebounded from two straight losses to American League Central-leading Minnesota.
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December 16, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
All-Star centerfielder Vernon Wells and the Toronto Blue Jays are close to agreement on a $126 million, 7-year contract extension that would be the sixth-largest deal in baseball history. Wells said yesterday that the agreement is not complete but that he anticipates the contract will be finalized soon. The deal will start with the 2008 season. "How can you not be happy?" he said during an interview with the Associated Press. "Like I said, my family comes first. Obviously, this gives me an opportunity to set my family up for a couple of generations.
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December 12, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi told ESPN.com yesterday the team is inclined to keep centerfielder Vernon Wells next season even if they are unable to work out a long-term contract. Wells will earn $5.6 million next season and be eligible for free agency afterward. Wells, 28, is a two-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award winner. He hit .303 with 32 homers and 106 RBI last season. Wells became the subject of trade speculation last week when the Blue Jays failed to sign free-agent pitching targets Ted Lilly and Gil Meche.
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May 19, 2010
Blue Jays 11, Twins 2 TORONTO - Edwin Encarnacion came off the disabled list and hit one of Toronto's four home runs as the Blue Jays romped over Minnesota. Vernon Wells, Aaron Hill, and Lyle Overbay also connected. The Blue Jays lead the majors with 65 home runs. Shaun Marcum (3-1) won his third straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings. Carl Pavano (4-4) was pounded for six runs and 10 hits in four innings. Encarnacion had been out since April 15 because of a sore right shoulder.
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April 8, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Curtis Granderson led off the 10th inning with a tiebreaking homer off Jonathan Papelbon and the New York Yankees beat the host Boston Red Sox, 3-1, last night. Granderson hit an 0-and-1 pitch into the rightfield seats against Papelbon (0-1) for his second homer in three games with his new team. Then, after three walks, Mark Teixeira drove in the final run on a groundout as the Red Sox wasted an outstanding performance by John Lackey in his first appearance since signing an $82.5 million, 5-year contract as a free agent in December.
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March 16, 2010 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For the third straight time in this spring training, Jamie Moyer pitched in a B game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Yesterday morning's exhibition, however, was quite different for the Phillies' 47-year-old lefthander and it wasn't a good different. His pitching line: five runs - all earned - eight hits, one walk, four strikeouts, three innings and quite a few expletives. "I didn't think I threw very well," Moyer said after the Phillies' 8-1 loss to the Jays. "I elevated a few too many pitches.
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April 22, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is how we do it. We get back to living, while remembering those who can't. We continue to strive, and no bombs or bullets can deter us for long. The Red Sox made an emotional and defiant return to Fenway Park on Saturday - their first home game since the Boston Marathon attack - and they brought Big Papi as an exclamation point. David Ortiz, who had played just once since July 17 after an Achilles tendon injury, made his debut and gave the crowd a passionate, if Utleyesque, speech, dropping an obscenity but getting the message across: "Nobody is going to dictate our freedom.
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September 22, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
JORGE POSADA came off the bench and helped the Yankees to yet another first-place finish with a go-ahead single in the eighth inning, and New York swept the Tampa Bay Rays by identical 4-2 scores in a day-night doubleheader yesterday to win the AL East. Accomplishing most of their regular-season goals with a week to spare, the Yankees earned their 16th playoff berth in 17 seasons by winning the day game behind Robinson Cano's tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth. They didn't bother celebrating after that one - Yankees blase at its best - but vowed to let loose when they ensured the division crown.
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June 28, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 4,000th major-league inning pitched by Jamie Moyer had the same numbing effect on opposing hitters as so many of the previous 3,999. The bases were loaded with Toronto Blue Jays with one out in the second inning of an 11-2 Phils romp Sunday when the 47-year-old lefthander struck out Jose Molina looking with an 82-m.p.h. fastball that caught the outside part of the plate. Then Moyer wriggled out of the inning when he jammed Jarrett Hoffpauir, inducing a soft line drive to third base.
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June 28, 2010 | By Mario Aguirre, Inquirer Staff Writer
Much of the offensive punch for the Toronto Blue Jays comes in the form of home runs. But that's not to say the team is entirely dependent on them. Well, at least not according to batting coach Dwayne Murphy. "I don't think we're living and dying by the long ball," he said. "It just seems like we're just hitting the long ball. That's the way we're winning and we're playing well. "I mean, the team's not doing that bad doing it. " Technically, at 40-36, the Jays are slightly above average.
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June 27, 2010 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The 4,000th major-league inning pitched by Jamie Moyer today had the same numbing effect on opposing hitters as so many of the previous 3,999. The bases were loaded with Toronto Blue Jays with one out in the second inning of an 11-2 Phils romp when the 47-year-old lefthander struck out Jose Molina looking with an 82-m.p.h. fastball that caught the outside part of the plate. Then Moyer wriggled out of the inning when he jammed Jarrett Hoffpauir, inducing a soft line drive to third base.
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June 26, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even the stoic Roy Halladay could admit his 303d start in the majors, a 9-0 victory over the Blue Jays, was unlike any before. Facing Toronto, the team with which he spent 12 seasons and won 148 games, Halladay said he had never been more conscious of his emotions. He didn't show it. "There was no cracking any smiles, no saying hi to anybody," Halladay's catcher, Brian Schneider said. "There will be time for that. " There will be time, yes, after Halladay easily dispatched his former teammates.
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June 25, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Even the stoic Roy Halladay could admit his 303d start in the majors, a 9-0 victory over the Blue Jays, was unlike any before. Facing Toronto, the team with which he spent 12 seasons and won 148 games, Halladay said he had never been more conscious of his emotions. He didn't show it. "There was no cracking any smiles, no saying hi to anybody," Halladay's catcher, Brian Schneider said. "There will be time for that. " There will be time, yes, after Halladay easily dispatched of his former teammates.
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May 29, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Phil Hughes returned to form with seven strong innings, Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and the host New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians, 8-2, last night. Hughes struck out the first five batters he faced and allowed two runs and five hits in his best start since he tossed seven scoreless innings in a win at Detroit on May 12. The righthander went 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA in his first six games of the season but struggled in each of his previous two outings. Cano had three hits and scored three times while hitting cleanup for Alex Rodriguez, who got the day off. It was Cano's first time starting at cleanup.
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May 19, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Jeremy Hermida hit a two-run double in the ninth inning to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 7-6 win over the host New York Yankees in a game that lasted 4 hours, 9 minutes because of a rain delay. Hermida's double came one inning after the Red Sox scored four runs to tie the game at 5-5. The Yankees are protesting the game because they said there was no indication of an injury to Red Sox starter Josh Beckett when he left in the fifth inning. Relief pitcher Manny Delcarmen was given all the time he needed to warm up after Beckett was removed.
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May 19, 2010
Blue Jays 11, Twins 2 TORONTO - Edwin Encarnacion came off the disabled list and hit one of Toronto's four home runs as the Blue Jays romped over Minnesota. Vernon Wells, Aaron Hill, and Lyle Overbay also connected. The Blue Jays lead the majors with 65 home runs. Shaun Marcum (3-1) won his third straight decision, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings. Carl Pavano (4-4) was pounded for six runs and 10 hits in four innings. Encarnacion had been out since April 15 because of a sore right shoulder.
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