New York Yankees defeat Oakland Athletics, 7-3

OAKLANDĀ - As word leaked Tuesday that a big-league player was about to be suspended for PED use, rumors began to swirl around the Internet that Mark Teixeira might be the guilty party.

Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez turned out to be the player suspended for 50 games, and while Teixeira hadn't heard the rumors that he would be suspended, he laughed it off when informed of the erroneous Web reports.

"It goes with the territory. It's not the first time and it won't be the...

OAKLAND - Javier Vazquez finally joined the party.

Having watched virtually all of his teammates contribute to the Yankees' hot start, Vazquez posted his first victory of the season in a 7-3 win Tuesday night over the A's in front of a sparse crowd at the Oakland Coliseum.

Vazquez was roughed up for eight runs in 5-2/3 innings in his first start against the Rays, then gave up four runs during 5-1/3 frames in a loss to the Angels last Wednesday, eliciting some boos fr...