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Robinson Cano homered and Eduardo Nunez scored the tiebreaking run after a sixth-inning double to send the New York Yankees past the Houston Astros 5-4 on Wednesday night.
Hiroki Kuroda settled in after a rocky start to pitch four-hit ball through seven innings, Travis Hafner had three RBI singles and the New York Yankees used small ball to beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Carlos Corporan homered among his four hits and drove in four runs, Brandon Barnes three hits and three RBIs, and the Houston Astros fit comfortably into the role of a slugging AL squad Monday night in a 9-1 romp over the Yankees.
Andy Pettitte expects big things from the Yankees in 2013.
Alex Rodriguez will make more this year than all the Houston Astros combined — a lot more. And he won’t even play the first half of the season, if at all.
Known primarily for his glove at the hot corner, Matt Dominguez surprised with his bat by posting a .284 average with five longballs in 31 games for Houston.
Lucas Duda took his spring RBI total to 7 after he collected two more RBIs in the Mets 9-6 win over the Astros.
Matt Harvey worked two innings in his spring debut for New York, giving up two hits including a home run to former Mets outfielder Fernando Martinez, and the Houston Astros scored late in a 7-7 tie Sunday.
Former Yankee Roger Clemens is calling the death of country star Mindy McCready “sad news.”
There wasn’t a positive drug test or smoking syringe implicating them. They weren’t dragged in front of committees on Capitol Hill to explain themselves, and their names haven’t been tarnished by clubhouse trainers.
If Commissioner Selig is so insistent on having an extra Wild Card team in each league, then I have a solution. Is it a perfect solution? By no stretch of the imagination. It has its holes, and many would cry foul if it was ever implemented, but I can guarantee than it’s far more fair than what’s currently in place.
The Mets have no money, but do they have no future?
MLB is not talking about expansion now, but it will happen. Don’t be surprised if the “official” discussion begins this offseason and is finalized within a year. In 2015 or ’16, there will be two more teams playing in the Major Leagues.
The New York Yankees have reacquired outfielder Steve Pearce in a trade with Houston, giving them another right-handed bat on the bench for the stretch drive.