DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: BASEBALL | FOOTBALL
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Wed Jul 27 13:20:32 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
CANO AND GRANDERSON LED THE YANKEES TO ANOTHER TITLE
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 02:59 PM EDT

Yankees fans broke out in a raucous roar in the 7th inning, momentarily startling Alex Rodriguez. The slugger stepped out of the batter’s box and saw the new on the center field scoreboard: Baltimore had lost; New York was the American League East champion.

A couple of innings later, the Yankees finished off a 14-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox for their 13th division title in 17 years after a thrilling back-and-forth race for the crown with the Orioles.

”This year we had to fight, scratch and claw,” Nick Swisher declared.

Covered in bubbly and wearing his new American League East champions’ hat, Derek Jeter sounded almost relieved.

”This was difficult. Come into the last day of the season, no-one knows what’s going on. We’ve been taking it one day at a time for quite some time,” Jeter expounded. ”It feels great.”

With the new playoff format, the Yankees’ next move is to wait.

Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each hit a couple of homers. Cano went 4 for 4 and tied a job high with 6 RBIs as N.Y (95-67) finished two games before Orioles and secured home-field advantage throughout the American League playoffs.

”To have the best record and not know where you’re going is strange,” manager Joe Girardi announced.

In front of fans poised to party from the 1st pitch on the final night of the regular season, the Yankees completed a 3-game sweep of the last-place Red Sox to win their 2nd consecutive division crown. Football scores

When Freddy Garcia struck out Ivan De Jesus looking to end it, 3rd-string catcher Francisco Cervelli pumped his fist and his squad hugged and slapped fives on the field. They put on their just printed champ shirts and hats while fans praised them with an enthusiastic ovation as ”New York, New York,” blared over the loudspeakers.

Getting to the postseason, though, was not easy.

New York led the division by 10 games on July 18 but the Orioles caught up on Sept. 4 and were tied with the New York Yankees after 10 different days in September. Many players credit Girardi with keeping the clubhouse calm in that stretch.

”He’s very even-keeled,” Granderson expounded. ”You never see him get too excited or down.”

The New York Yankees rode the long ball all season, and the 4 homers in the finale set a franchise record at 245.

Granderson hit his career-best 42nd homer in the 2nd, a 3-run shot off Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-7), making his 1st start since Sept. 19. Cano then connected in the 3rd for a 5-1 lead. One batter later Matsuzaka was finished, most likely ending his 6-year career with Boston.

Cano hit his 33rd homer in the 5th, following Rodriguez’s double. It was A-Rod’s 1st extra-base hit since Sept. 14.

Cano has been on quite a tear, hitting .615 (24 for 39) in a stretch of 9 straight multihit games that lifted his average to .313.

”It’s a great feeling,” Cano said. ”It just came up at the right time.”

Granderson matched his teammate with a solo shot to right-center leading off the 7th for a 10-2 lead.


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 8/7/2016 - 10/31/2016
BASEBALL 6/5/2016 - 8/9/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Washington Nationals
2
Boston Red Sox
3
Cleveland Indians
4
Detroit Tigers
5
Philadelphia Phillies
07/27/2016
ATP - Toronto, CanadaISNER, J vs. HARRISON, R08:00 AM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs. MIA MARLINS09:10 AM PST
MLBWAS NATIONALS vs. CLE INDIANS(PROPS)09:10 AM PST
ATP - Toronto, CanadaDIEZ, S vs. TOMIC, B09:20 AM PST
ATP - Toronto, CanadaQUERREY, S vs. GOFFIN, D09:20 AM PST
ATP - Toronto, CanadaTHIEM, D vs. ANDERSON, K09:20 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaVINCI, R vs. GIORGI, C09:30 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaMCHALE, C vs. PAVLYUCHENKOVA, A09:30 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaRADWANSKA, A vs. NICULESCU, M09:30 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaKUCOVA, K vs. SUAREZ NAVARRO, C09:30 AM PST
MLBSDG PADRES vs. TOR BLUE JAYS09:35 AM PST
ATP - Toronto, CanadaDJOKOVIC, N vs. MULLER, G10:00 AM PST
MLBDET TIGERS vs. BOS RED SOX10:35 AM PST
ATP - Toronto, CanadaSOCK, J vs. YOUNG, D10:40 AM PST
ATP - Toronto, CanadaDONALDSON, J vs. FOGNINI, F10:40 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaKASATKINA, D vs. STOSUR, S10:45 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaPLISKOVA, K vs. ERRANI, S10:45 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaSVITOLINA, E vs. ABANDA, F11:00 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaSTRYCOVA, B vs. WILLIAMS, V11:30 AM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaKING, V vs. KONTA, J12:00 PM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaKUZNETSOVA, S vs. KUDRYAVTSEVA, A12:00 PM PST
MLBTB RAYS vs. LA DODGERS12:10 PM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaKEYS, M vs. BRENGLE, M12:15 PM PST
MLBCIN REDS vs. SFO GIANTS12:45 PM PST
ATP - Toronto, CanadaRAONIC, M vs. LU, Y-H3:30 PM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaPETKOVIC, A vs. KVITOVA, P3:30 PM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaCIBULKOVA, D vs. BOUCHARD, E3:30 PM PST
MLBCOL ROCKIES vs. BAL ORIOLES4:05 PM PST
MLBSEA MARINERS vs. PIT PIRATES4:05 PM PST
MLBSTL CARDINALS vs. NY METS4:10 PM PST
WTA - Montreal, CanadaLUCIC-BARONI, M vs. KERBER, A4:45 PM PST
ATP - Toronto, CanadaDIMITROV, G vs. SHAPOVALOV, D4:50 PM PST
MLBOAK ATHLETICS vs. TEX RANGERS5:05 PM PST
MLBCHI WHITE SOX vs. CHI CUBS5:05 PM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs. MIL BREWERS5:10 PM PST
MLBNY YANKEES vs. HOU ASTROS5:10 PM PST
MLBATL BRAVES vs. MIN TWINS5:10 PM PST
MLBLA ANGELS vs. KC ROYALS5:15 PM PST
07/28/2016
MLBCOL ROCKIES vs NY METS10:10 AM PST
MLBARI DIAMONDBACKS vs MIL BREWERS11:10 AM PST
MLBPHI PHILLIES vs ATL BRAVES4:10 PM PST
MLBSTL CARDINALS vs MIA MARLINS4:10 PM PST
MLBBAL ORIOLES vs MIN TWINS4:10 PM PST
MLBKC ROYALS vs TEX RANGERS5:05 PM PST
MLBCHI WHITE SOX vs CHI CUBS5:05 PM PST
MLBBOS RED SOX vs LA ANGELS7:05 PM PST
MLBWAS NATIONALS vs SFO GIANTS7:15 PM PST

x