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Baseball Today


Thursday, July 23

Oakland at N.Y. Yankees (7:05 p.m.EDT). CC Sabathia tries for his 10th win of the season as the surging Yankees seek their sixth straight victory when they host the fading Athletics.



—Jayson Werth, Phillies, hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 13th inning to send Philadelphia to its 10th straight victory, 4-1 over the Chicago Cubs.

—Victor Martinez and Cliff Lee, Indians. Martinez hit a two-run double in the ninth inning and Lee pitched his second straight complete game, leading Cleveland to a 2-1 win over Toronto.

—Magglio Ordonez, Tigers, hit a grand slam in a five-run first inning and Detroit held on for a 9-7 win over Seattle.

—Rafael Furcal, Dodgers, hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs as Los Angeles got its 11th consecutive home victory over Cincinnati 12-3.

—John Lannan, Nationals, threw his first career shutout, scattering seven hits for Washington as they beat the anemic New York Mets 4-0.

—Erick Aybar, Angels, broke open a close game with a three-run triple and had seven hits in two games, helping Los Angeles complete a doubleheader sweep of the Royals with a 10-2 victory. Aybar had three hits and scored three runs as the Angels won the opener 8-5.

—Michael Cuddyer, Twins, hit a go-ahead triple in the 10th inning and Minnesota beat Oakland 3-2.


Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi has set a July 28 deadline to complete a deal for 2003 Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay. Baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline is July 31. Ricciardi said July 6 he would field offers for Halladay, who is signed through 2010 and has a full no-trade clause. Ricciardi said he hasn’t gotten an appropriate offer yet.


All-Star knuckleballer Tim Wakefield is headed to the disabled list because of a lower back problem. Manager Terry Francona said Wakefield, who turns 43 next week, got hurt throwing on the side Saturday.

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