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Dec 5, 2012 1:04am
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DETROIT —Joe Girardi got mad. Brian Cushing Red Jersey . Then, the New York
Yankees got even. Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez hit solo home runs on
consecutive pitches in the eighth inning that put New York ahead after Girardi
was ejected, and the Yankees held off the Detroit Tigers 4-3 Thursday to split a
four-game series. “Im extremely happy for what our guys accomplished,” Girardi
said, still stewing after the victory. “That doesnt mean Im not going to get
perturbed when I get a letter.” Girardi was tossed in the fifth during a
demonstrative argument in which he slammed his hat on the infield and threw his
arms in the air over and over, repeating a move third base umpire Tim Welke
acknowledged making on a fair-or-foul call. “Its good that hes sticking up for
us,” Yankees catcher Chris Stewart said. “It fired us up, obviously.” The
Yankees won a one-run game for the first time since July 13, ending an
eight-game losing streak in one-run games that was their longest since 1944.
“Its just nice to get a win—period,” Stewart said. “Weve been scuffling
lately and things havent been going our way. It almost seemed like it was going
to happen again.” Rafael Soriano escaped a first-and-third, no-out jam in the
ninth for his 27th save in 29 chances. Alex Avila led off the ninth with a
double and pinch-runner Gerald Laird advanced to third on Omar Infantes single.
Soriano got Ramon Santiago on a soft lineout, retired Quintin Berry on a popup
and got Andy Dirks on a flyball. “We let a golden opportunity get away there in
the ninth,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. Clay Rapada (3-0) got the last two
outs with one on in the seventh inning. Joaquin Benoit (1-3) retired the first
batter in the New York eighth before Teixeira and Chavez connected, the eighth
time the Yankees hit consecutive homers this season. Teixeira hit a no-doubt
line drive to right for his 21st homer. Chavez went to opposite field, clearing
the left-field wall with his ninth homer in 35 games after hitting just three in
his first 42 games this year. Benoit has given up nine hits—seven for homers
—in 10 games since the All-Star break. “He hasnt been keeping the ball in the
ballpark very well,” Leyland said. New York led early, and late, for a second
straight victory after dropping the first two games in Detroit. Girardi wasnt in
the dugout at the end of the latest win. He became upset after Dirks hit a
go-ahead double down the line because Welke put his hands up to indicate it was
a foul ball, then signalled it was fair, and left fielder Raul Ibanez struggled
to field the ball. “I started to put my hands up in the air—I was a little
quick—then I saw the ball hit the chalk line, and I pointed fair about three
times,” Welke said. “I dont think it had any impact. Ive watched the replay, and
I dont think there was any impact on the outfielder. I dont think Ibanez ever
even saw me. We got the call right.” Replays werent conclusive as it to where it
landed “I was surprised that he called it fair,” Ibanez said. “It was called
foul.” Girardi had to be separated from Welke more than once by second base
umpire Bob Davidson during the long confrontation. “Joe thought it was a
protestable situation, but it was a judgment call,” Welke said. “He wanted to
play the game under protest, and that was most of the discussion.” As he walked
off, Girardi gestured that Berry should go back to first base and Dirks should
bat again. Girardi insisted he wasnt playing to the crowd. “Thats not my
personality,” he said. “I was just still very perturbed.” Girardi has been
ejected three times this season, all against Detroit. The Yankees scored twice
with two outs in the second on Ibanezs triple and Ichiro Suzukis single.
Alex Avilas two-run homer tied it in the fifth and Dirks double put the Tigers
ahead and led to Girardi being tossed. Doug Fister allowed two runs on eight
hits over 6-13 innings, giving the Tigers a shot to win only to have Benoit blow
it. “Any time you see a pitcher give up a hit, you feel for them,” Fister said.
“You feel their pain, their struggle.” New York starter Hiroki Kuroda gave up
three runs and 10 hits, matching a season high, over 6 1-3 innings. NOTES: The
game started after a 29-minute rain delay and it started raining again in the
middle of the game. .. New Yorks road trip continues Friday night at Toronto.
... Detroit, which went 5-2 on its homestand, plays Friday night at Texas. ...
Suzuki has at least a hit in 15 of 16 games with the Yankees. ... The Tigers
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Sabres goalie Ryan Miller will dress for the first time in nearly three weeks
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Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to interrupt Baltimores
agonizing offensive struggle, and the Orioles squeezed past the Washington
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one-year deal were not disclosed. Leftwich missed the entire 2011 season after
breaking his left arm in the preseason. CALGARY —Edmontons backup quarterback
Kerry Joseph will get a chance to show his stuff in the Labour Day Classic. With
quarterback Steven Jyles still nursing a knee injury, Joseph has been named the
Eskimos starter for Mondays game against the Stampeders (4-4) at McMahon
Stadium. The 38-year-old CFL veteran found out the news Sunday morning prior to
boarding the team bus to Calgary. “Coach (Kavis Reed) let the team know his
decision and let everyone know what was going on,” said Joseph, who last started
a CFL game in 2009 when he was a member of the Toronto Argonauts. “Its been a
long time. That was in Toronto, so I forgot those (games). You know what? Im
just looking forward to the opportunity to take the field with my teammates
against a good football team on a battleground thats pretty well known on Labour
Day.” Reed says it isnt a permanent move and that Jyles will remain atop the
depth chart at quarterback for the Eskimos (5-3). “We went through practice this
week and Steven had most of the reps, but the last day of practice, he felt a
little bit of a twinge in his leg and we had him assessed,” said Reed. “The
overriding factor was Stevens health and given the fact that were just reaching
the half-way point of the season. Steven is our No. 1 quarterback and we dont
want to jeopardize him in a game thats going to be very intense.” Joseph
completed 13-of-20 passes for 169 yards with two interceptions in a relief
appearance against Toronto last Monday. He also had 44 rushing yards and a
one-yard touchdown run during Edmontons 26-17 road win over the Argos. “Thats
the reason Kerry Joseph is slated No. 2 on our depth chart because were
comfortable with him being a starter,” Reed said. “We know that this is a very
long season, so our focus was making certain we have two quarterbacks prepped.
Injuries happen and we are very confident Kerry can lead this football team.”
Calgary linebacker Juwan Simpson didnt seeem too concerned as to which
quarterback the Eskimos started on Monday. Arian Foster Jersey. “It doesnt matter at
all,” Simpson said. “Were just going to go out and play football. Jyles is just
another Joseph if you ask me. They both can run. They both can throw the ball,
have cannons for arms. It really doesnt matter. Were just going to go out and
play football.” The annual Labour Day game between the two Alberta rivals will
now be a battle of the backups as Kevin Glenn was forced into active duty for
the Stamps in just the second week of the season when starter Drew Tate suffered
a shoulder injury. “We play the same position and were always wishing each other
well,” Joseph said of his counterpart. “Itll be good to get out there and to see
him out there on the other side.” Stamps head coach John Hufnagel pointed out
that both 33-year-old Glenn and Joseph have the advantage of experience on their
side. “Both quarterbacks have played in a lot of big games,” Hufnagel said.
“Theyre used to rivalries. Theyre long-time CFL veterans. Im sure both will feel
the excitement (on Monday) when they come out of the locker room.” Edmontons
newly-signed running back Jerome Messam was pleased that the spotlight was off
him and on the quarterbacks. “Its better for me,” said Messam, who returned to
the Eskimos on Thursday after an unsuccessful tryout with the National Football
Leagues Miami Dolphins. “I like to fly under the radar.” Although he declared
himself game-ready, Messam will likely share the backfield with fellow running
backs Hugh Charles and Cory Boyd. “Im ready to go out there and play and help my
team,” said Messam, last years top Canadian in the CFL. “Im not sure how many
touches Ill get, but Im prepared like Im going to be playing a lot. I definitely
want to come out here and have a good performance. Its good to come back and
just get right into the swing of things.” ’ ’ ’ 

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