Baltimore Orioles defeat New York Yankees, 10-4
Derek Jeter overtaking Lou Gehrig as the Yankees' all-time hits leader has been a pleasant diversion for the team this week.
It has been a reason to celebrate a man whose humility and team-first attitude have made it difficult for him to fully embrace his achievement.
But the Yankees, let alone Jeter, can't get away from the business at hand - making a run through the playoffs and winning another World Series - for too long.
So as soon as Jeter broke the tie with Geh...
Derek Jeter's unforgettable night had one very forgettable aspect to it. The Yankees' captain set the franchise record for hits, but it came in a loss. The Bombers' usually reliable bullpen let Baltimore come from behind for a 10-4 victory at the Stadium.
Alex Rodriguez got the Yankees going early with a three-run homer in the first inning and Andy Pettitte battled raw elements and himself to keep them in front through five innings.
The Orioles were all over reliever...
NEW YORK - - If the Orioles want to see how right-hander Koji Uehara reacts to a bullpen role, they'll have to wait until next season. With Uehara still experiencing some soreness in his right elbow, the Orioles decided to shut him down for the rest of the 2009 campaign, ending a disappointing year for the first Japanese native to play for the club.
"I'm upset because I wasn't able to contribute to the team," Uehara said through his interpreter, Jiwon Bang. "It's a lot ...