New York Yankees defeat Arizona Diamondbacks, 9-3

PHOENIX - The last time Alex Rodriguez failed to hit 30 home runs in a season was 1997, when the 22-year-old Mariners shortstop hit 23 homers in 141 games.

A-Rod hit a first-inning home run Tuesday night to raise his total to nine, matching last season's career low at June 22.

"Power is something that you can hit five or six home runs in a week," Rodriguez said after Monday night's loss to the D-Backs. "I'm not really worried about home runs. I'm sure at the end of t...

PHOENIX - Once again, it was Andy Pettitte to the rescue.

One night after A.J. Burnett put the Yankees behind early in the game, Pettitte delivered a gem to lead the Bombers to a 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Pettitte allowed two runs over seven innings, the sixth consecutive start in which he has gone at least that deep into a game without giving up more than two earned runs. The last four of those starts followed a Burnett loss, giving the bullpen a break and the ...