New York Yankees defeat Texas Rangers, 9-2

Jorge Posada dropped his gloved hand and began shaking it as he walked to the pitcher's mound in obvious pain.

Just two weeks after bruising his left ring finger, the Yankee catcher took a foul tip off the exact same spot in Wednesday night's 9-2 win over the Rangers, forcing him from the game in the top of the eighth inning.

"It's been aggravated and it got dinged again," Posada said. "I was a little surprised by how much it hurt."

X-rays showed no broken bones, Pos...

What a difference a year has made for Andy Pettitte.

Last August, Pettitte pitched through pain in his left shoulder, doing his best to grind it out every five days while taking one beating after another.

A year later, the veteran southpaw is healthy as he's ever been, pitching as well as anybody not named CC Sabathia. Pettitte won his third straight decision Wednesday night, tossing seven solid innings in a 9-2 win over the Rangers at Yankee Stadium.

"I battled w...

Who knew that the Yankees would somehow discover the fountain of youth during spring training? All those old, creaky guys — Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui and Andy Pettitte — were supposed to be gasping and wheezing through the dog days of August.

But a funny thing has happened on the way to the home for old ballplayers. Those aged Yankees seem rejuvenated.

Jeter is having the kind of year that has him in the MVP conversation. Posada, who turn...