New York Yankees defeat Minnesota Twins, 6-4
Alex Rodriguez had whipped cream all over his face, but it couldn't cover his smile.
He had just hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday to lift the Yankees to their second consecutive dramatic victory over the Twins and was waiting to be interviewed on television when teammate A.J. Burnett shoved a mock pie into his mug, a traditional baseball celebration for overgrown boys.
"I don't know who got me," Rodriguez said afterward in the clubhouse. ...
Joba Chamberlain did not have time to think before Saturday's game. And that was a good thing.
After seeing him struggle to start games this season, the Yankees tweaked Chamberlain's pregame routine to try and get him going quickly. Saturday, it seemed to work, with the righthander striking out the first two batters he faced and retiring the side 1-2-3 en route to the team's 6-4, 11th-inning win over the Twins at the Stadium.
"It was more of a mental adjustment," Cha...