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September 10, 2009 | Associated Press
Derek Jeter tied Lou Gehrig atop the Yankees' hit list and New York rallied for a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night thanks to a three-run homer by pinch-hitter Jorge Posada in the eighth inning. Jeter got three hits to match Gehrig with 2,721 in a Yankees uniform, a mark the Hall of Famer had held by himself for more than 70 years. Jeter had a chance to break the record, but he walked against reliever Grant Balfour after New York's comeback in the eighth. -- associated press
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February 24, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
The first story line of the exhibition season: Can a college kid upstage the New York Yankees? No, seriously. The Yankees open the Grapefruit League season Tuesday against Florida State, and the Seminoles' roster includes Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Winston closed Florida State's 5-0 victory over Georgia on Sunday by striking out the final batter, Jess Posey, younger brother of San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey. In three relief appearances this season, Winston has given up no runs, no walks and one hit in four innings.
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September 17, 2009 | Associated Press
New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jesse Carlson each were suspended for three games and fined Wednesday by Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl. The pair were cited for "aggressive and inappropriate actions" by Bob Watson , MLB's vice president for discipline, and started serving the penalties immediately, a day after they tangled. Yankees utilityman Shelley Duncan also was suspended for three games and appealed, delaying the start of any discipline.
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September 17, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Mariano Rivera got career save 601 Saturday, matching Trevor Hoffman's major league record and further cementing his status as baseball's best closer. "When you talk about the greatest relievers of all time, there's only one guy," New York Yankees teammate Mark Teixeira said. "That conversation begins and ends with Mo. " Rivera's strength — aside from his devastating cutter — is his consistency. At 41, he has 42 saves this season, giving him eight with at least 40. Since becoming a reliever in 1996, he's had just one season when his earned-run average was above 2.85.
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September 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and Blue Jays reliever Jesse Carlson fought near home plate Tuesday night, leading to a brawl in the eighth inning of Toronto's 10-4 victory. Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion and Aaron Hill were hit by pitches before Carlson threw behind Posada. The benches and bullpens emptied, but order was quickly restored. After scoring a run, Posada nudged Carlson, who was backing up the plate. Plate umpire Jim Joyce ejected Posada as Carlson shouted curses at the catcher.
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November 4, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
They first took the field together in Columbus, Ohio, playing for a minor league team that finished a distant third in the standings. Tonight, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada will take the field together again in New York, this time playing for the New York Yankees, the most storied franchise in U.S. professional sports. And Mariano Rivera will be waiting in the bullpen, hoping to win a fifth World Series ring alongside Jeter, Pettitte and Posada. They've been together for much of the last 15 years, and if they win one more game this week they will have won more titles together than any four teammates in more than half a century.
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October 18, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
With right-hander A.J. Burnett on the mound for the Yankees tonight, Manager Joe Girardi benched regular catcher Jorge Posada in favor of former Angel Jose Molina . "It's something that we talked about," Girardi said. "One of the things we talked about from Day One when we came into spring training was to get to where we want, sometimes you have to make some sacrifices. And our players have done that all year long." Posada had caught Burnett for most of the season but the two appeared to have a falling out during a late-season game in Boston in which Burnett pitched poorly and seemed to blame Posada for his problems.
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August 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Jorge Posada hit a three-run home run and the free-swinging New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers, 9-2, on Wednesday. The Yankees have scored at least eight runs in four of their last five games. Texas dropped five games behind the Angels in the American League West. Andy Pettitte (11-6) picked up his 189th win with the Yankees, tying Lefty Gomez for third on the club list behind Hall of Fame members Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231). -- associated press
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October 16, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Jorge Posada played in 112 games and had 379 at-bats this season, compared to Joe Girardi's 65 games and 209 at-bats, but when David Cone started Game 2 against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night, Girardi was behind the plate for the New York Yankees instead of Posada. And when Roger Clemens takes the mound today against Boston, Girardi, 35, will be catching. And when Andy Pettitte starts Game 4 on Sunday night, Girardi will catch again instead of Posada, 28.
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June 25, 2010 | By DeAntae Prince
Let the worrying begin. The Yankees, though, started a while ago. Pitcher A.J. Burnett , who is scheduled to start Game 2 of the Yankees' series against the Dodgers on Saturday, is coming off his fourth consecutive loss — a 10-4 decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. At Dodger Stadium on Friday, the right-hander said ending his slump, which has him at 6-6 with a 4.83 earned-run average, was a "matter of getting more focused." Burnett started the season 6-2 but hasn't won a start since May 19. In June, he is 0-4 with a 10.35 ERA and has given up nine home runs.
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October 18, 2010 | By Dave van Dyck
Perhaps the urgency for the New York Yankees in what had essentially become a best-of-five American League Championships Series is that Cliff Lee could pitch in the last one. That essentially makes the next two games in Yankee Stadium must wins, because Lee looks unbeatable ? nearly unhittable ? against them. And, for that matter, against nearly everyone else. With Lee giving up two hits and striking out 13, the Rangers subdued the defending World Series champions, 8-0, Monday and grabbed a 2-1 lead going into Game 4 on Tuesday night.
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October 7, 2010
Minneapolis ? Indoors or outdoors, the New York Yankees still own the Minnesota Twins in the playoffs. Mark Teixeira hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Yankees rallied to a 6-4 victory Wednesday night in Game 1 of the AL division series, the Twins' 10th consecutive postseason loss. "Game-winning homers," Teixeira said with a wide smile on his face, "there's nothing better. " Yankees ace CC Sabathia labored, but reliever David Robertson fanned Jim Thome in a key spot and Mariano Rivera got the final four outs to close another win for the defending World Series champions.
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June 25, 2010 | By DeAntae Prince
Let the worrying begin. The Yankees, though, started a while ago. Pitcher A.J. Burnett , who is scheduled to start Game 2 of the Yankees' series against the Dodgers on Saturday, is coming off his fourth consecutive loss — a 10-4 decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. At Dodger Stadium on Friday, the right-hander said ending his slump, which has him at 6-6 with a 4.83 earned-run average, was a "matter of getting more focused." Burnett started the season 6-2 but hasn't won a start since May 19. In June, he is 0-4 with a 10.35 ERA and has given up nine home runs.
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June 25, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
While the Dodgers took their final rounds of batting practice on Friday, Manager Joe Torre posed for pictures with the visiting manager, Joe Girardi, who happened to be his former catcher and bench coach. Torre was soon greeted by his former closer, Mariano Rivera. Then his former shortstop, Derek Jeter, and another of his former catchers, Jorge Posada. One player who stretched on the grass nearby wouldn't so much as look Torre's way. That player was Alex Rodriguez.
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June 24, 2010 | By Dylan Hernandez
Bench coach Bob Schaefer is usually entrusted with the duty of delivering the Dodgers' lineup cards to the umpires before each game. Friday night at Dodger Stadium, Manager Joe Torre will make that walk himself. The New York Yankees will be in town. The three-game series marks the first time since his contentious split with the Yankees three years ago that Torre has faced the storied franchise that employed him for a dozen seasons. "The odd thing for me is that I'm going to be pulling against people I've never pulled against," Torre said.
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November 4, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
They first took the field together in Columbus, Ohio, playing for a minor league team that finished a distant third in the standings. Tonight, Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada will take the field together again in New York, this time playing for the New York Yankees, the most storied franchise in U.S. professional sports. And Mariano Rivera will be waiting in the bullpen, hoping to win a fifth World Series ring alongside Jeter, Pettitte and Posada. They've been together for much of the last 15 years, and if they win one more game this week they will have won more titles together than any four teammates in more than half a century.
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August 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
On a night when Andy Pettitte wasn't on his game, he was fortunate that Jorge Posada was at his best. Posada broke out of a one-for-15 slump with four hits and four runs batted in, including a go-ahead double in the seventh, and Paul O'Neill went four for four Friday night to lead the New York Yankees past the Seattle Mariners, 13-6. Pettitte (12-6) was not sharp, surrendering a season-high 11 hits and walking four.
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November 3, 2009 | Kevin Baxter and Bill Shaikin
The Phillies are taking the World Series back to New York, but they may be missing their starting center fielder when they get there. Shane Victorino was hit on the hand while trying to bunt an A.J. Burnett fastball in the first inning Monday and eventually had to leave the game because of severe swelling. "He had X-rays, and it's not broken," said Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel . "But as the game went on, his finger kept swelling. He couldn't grip the ball and couldn't grip the bat."
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November 3, 2009 | Kevin Baxter and Bill Shaikin
The Phillies are taking the World Series back to New York, but they may be missing their starting center fielder when they get there. Shane Victorino was hit on the hand while trying to bunt an A.J. Burnett fastball in the first inning Monday and eventually had to leave the game because of severe swelling. "He had X-rays, and it's not broken," said Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel . "But as the game went on, his finger kept swelling. He couldn't grip the ball and couldn't grip the bat."
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October 28, 2009 | Phil Rogers
Starters This could be real interesting. The Yankees' CC Sabathia and Phillies' Cliff Lee, former Cleveland teammates, have been dominating. They've combined to make six starts in the postseason, never yielding more than one earned run. They could face each other in Games 1, 4 and 7, if it is necessary. A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte, working behind Sabathia, appear vulnerable but have five quality starts in their six in the playoffs. The Phillies will look to exploit Burnett's wildness.
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