Alfonso Soriano http://wamc.org en Sox Stretch AL East Lead; U.S. Men's Soccer Beats Mexico http://wamc.org/post/sox-stretch-al-east-lead-us-mens-soccer-beats-mexico <p>In baseball, the Boston Red Sox stretched their lead in the American League East. Clay Buchholz scattered three hits in five innings of Boston's 2-0 shutout of Tampa Bay. Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia both drove in a run for the Red Sox, who extended their lead over second-place Tampa Bay to 8 1/2 games in the East.</p><p>The outcome keeps the Rays' lead for the second AL wild-card berth at 1 ½ games over Baltimore and Cleveland, with the Yankees just two games back.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:49:52 +0000 Jaired Crofut 73340 at http://wamc.org Sox Stretch AL East Lead; U.S. Men's Soccer Beats Mexico Yanks Five-Run Eighth Rescues Game http://wamc.org/post/yanks-five-run-eighth-rescues-game <p>In baseball, the Yankees put together a five-run eighth to turn a 4-1 deficit into a 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox. Alfonso Soriano sparked the comeback with a two-run single and Curtis Granderson singled home the tying run before Eduardo Nunez lined a two-run double.</p><p>Elsewhere in the American League, Boston defeated Detroit 2-1. Will Middlebrooks hit a two-run single in the fifth off Max Scherzer.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 10:07:45 +0000 Jaired Crofut 72817 at http://wamc.org Yanks Five-Run Eighth Rescues Game Red Sox Trump Giants 12-1 http://wamc.org/post/red-sox-trump-giants-12-1 <p>In baseball, the Red Sox beat San Francisco 12-1 yesterday. Stephen Drew and Will Middlebrooks each hit a home run. Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in two runs apiece. The Red Sox have won three of five and entered play in a virtual first-place tie with Tampa Bay in the AL East. The Red Sox will have a day off today before playing the Dodgers in Los Angeles tomorrow.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 11:41:35 +0000 Jaired Crofut 71971 at http://wamc.org Red Sox Trump Giants 12-1 Brady Sprains Knee, Giving New England A Scare http://wamc.org/post/brady-sprains-knee-giving-new-england-scare <p>In the NFL, the New England Patriots got a scare Wednesday when quarterback Tom Brady limped off the practice field. Brady sprained his left knee after he was hit after throwing a pass. His return is day to day.</p><p>In baseball news, the New York Yankees pounded the L.A. Angels 11-3. Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs. That gives him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:05:27 +0000 Jaired Crofut 71483 at http://wamc.org Brady Sprains Knee, Giving New England A Scare Soriano Homers Twice As Yanks Take Angels 14-7 http://wamc.org/post/soriano-homers-twice-yanks-take-angels-14-7 <p></p><p></p><p>In baseball news, Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the Yankees' bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Angels on Tuesday night.</p><p>Elsewhere in the American League, Shane Victorino's two-run single in the 11th inning lifted the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over Toronto. Seattle topped Tampa Bay 5-4. Cleveland bested Minnesota 5-2. The White Sox outscored Detroit 4-3 in 11 innings and Oakland fell to Houston 5-4.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:08:16 +0000 Jaired Crofut 71386 at http://wamc.org Soriano Homers Twice As Yanks Take Angels 14-7 Yankees To Discipline A-Rod For 2nd Medical Opinion http://wamc.org/post/yankees-discipline-rod-2nd-medical-opinion <p>In baseball news, already a target of Major League Baseball's drug investigation, third baseman Alex Rodriguez angered the Yankees when he obtained a second medical opinion on his strained left quadriceps this week. The Yankees intend to discipline him, most likely with a fine.</p><p>Checking the scoreboard, the Yankees split their four game series with the Rangers after a 2-0 victory. Meanwhile, the Chicago Cubs have pulled Alfonso Soriano from the lineup and a trade to send the outfielder to the Yankees is about almost complete.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 11:42:13 +0000 Jaired Crofut 70058 at http://wamc.org Yankees To Discipline A-Rod For 2nd Medical Opinion