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Thu June 28, 2012
Yankees' Sabathia, Pettitte Placed on DL
Well the Yankees starting rotation has taken a major hit…
Hours after the Yankees placed C.C. Sabathia on the DL with a strained groin, Andy Pettitte was hit by a line drive back through the box, breaking his left fibula right near the ankle. Robinson Cano supplied a go-ahead, two-run shot to prevent the day from being a total loss, as the Yankees edged Cleveland 5-4.
In Boston, David Ortiz smacked his 399th career home run to help power the Red Sox, who scored six first-inning runs, to a 10-4 rout of Toronto.
Elsewhere in the American League, the White Sox pounded Minnesota 12-5, Texas outlasted Detroit 13-9, the Angels blew out Baltimore 13-1, Kansas City got by Tampa Bay 5-4, and Oakland beat Seattle 2-1.
Over to the NL, Daniel Murphy homered twice, David Wright drove in five, Ike Davis launched a three-run homer, and Scott Hairston added a grand slam, as the Mets blasted their way past the Cubs 17-1 to snap a four-game losing skid.
Elsewhere, San Francisco shutout the Dodgers 3-0, Washington whipped Colorado 11-5, Atlanta held off Arizona 6-4, Pittsburgh outslugged Philadelphia 11-7, Milwaukee doubled up Cincinnati 8-4, Miami rallied to beat St. Louis 5-3, and Houston blanked San Diego 1-0.
At Wimbledon, Top seed Novak Djokovic and No. 3 Roger Federer were among the second-round winners yesterday, each advancing in straight sets. Andy Roddick also advanced, wrapping up a rain-delayed, straight set win over Jamie Baker.
On the Women’s side, third seed Agnieszka Radwanska reached the third round by knocking off Elena Vesnina, who ousted Venus Williams on Monday. Fifth seed Sam Stosur and No. 7 Caroline Wozniacki both lost in three sets, and top-ranked Maria Sharapova was up 7-6, 3-1 in her second-round match when play was halted by darkness.
In NBA news, the 2012 NBA draft is tonight. Picks of regional interest include the 76ers at 15, and the Celtics at 21 and 22. The Knicks and Nets don’t pick until round 2.
In other NBA news, the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to send the No. 12 overall pick in tonight's draft and three players to the Houston Rockets for the No. 14 pick and center Samuel Dalembert.
And in soccer, Spain has advanced to another major soccer final, beating Portugal 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a scoreless draw at the European Championship. Spain will face either Germany or Italy in the finale on Sunday.
I’m Tristan O’Neill, WAMC News.