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With quick hooks, Yanks win 2 of 3 from Rays at Citi Field

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Given a two-run lead and one out from qualifying for his first win with the Yankees, Jaime Garcia gave up an opposite-field single to left by Lucas Duda on a check swing. Joe Girardi walked to the mound, and Garcia handed him the ball without saying a word, without even looking at him, then muttered while walking to the dugout. “I don’t think I’ve ever been pleased when the manager takes me out,” Garcia said.

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Brett Gardner’s walk-off single leads Yankees past Rays

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This latest hit by Brett Gardner produced another walkoff win for the New York Yankees – without any mishaps, either. Gardner hit an RBI single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, sending the AL East leaders over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 for their sixth straight win.

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Derek Norris goes deep twice; Rays hold off White Sox

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Derek Norris homered in consecutive innings and Jake Odorizzi pitched into the seventh on Thursday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Peter Bourjos and Colby Rasmus also homered for the Rays. The White Sox, who have lost seven of eight, came back from a 6-0 deficit with the help of home runs by Avisail Garcia and Todd Frazier. They got the potential tying run to third base with one out in…

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White Sox hit 3 homers in 4-2 win over Rays

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Avisail Garcia, Volmer Sanchez and Todd Frazier homered, helping the Chicago White Sox stop a five-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Chris Beck (1-0) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning to get the victory in relief of Jose Quintana, who avoided becoming the first pitcher in the major leagues to lose eight games this season. Garcia led off the seventh with a solo homer, snapping a 1-1 tie against…

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Home Run Derby more exciting than All-Star Game

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game isn’t what it used to be. It is still the best and most competitive all-star competitions among the major sports, but what made it great is now missing. When Johnny Bench, Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Reggie Jackson and other superstars took the field, some outstanding displays of offense would seem to come from at least one of the fan favorites. More often than not, the latter day game features multiple flame-throwing pitchers striking out…

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Japan overcomes Pennsylvania, huge crowd to win LLWS

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Did the Little League World Series Championship Game move from Williamsport, Pa., to Denver? Did they put cork inside the metal bats? Did Cincinnati’s Todd Frazier, the 2015 MLB Home Run Derby Champion, return to launch moon shots as he did for New Jersey in 1998? How else can one describe what happened on Sunday? Tokyo, Japan, won the LLWS on Sunday by the mind-boggling score of 18-11 over a quality team from Lewisberry, Pa. Seven home runs landed in…

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