The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection after Major League Baseball rejected a television deal with News Corp.’s Fox Sports, leaving team owner Frank McCourt unable to make payroll this week.
Pedro Ciriaco hit a three-run double in the sixth inning, then stole a base and scored in the seventh as the Boston Red Sox ended their five-game losing streak with a 9-5 win in the night half of a split doubleheader against the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees are used to having off-field distractions at the start of spring training and manager Joe Girardi said this year is no different, with recent allegations that Alex Rodriguez may have been using performance-enhancing drugs as recently as last season.
Rays Hit 5 Solo HRs Off Sabathia, Price Dominant in Rays’ 5-1 Win Over Yankees By Associated Press Aug. 12 (Washington Post) -- NEW YORK — Be certain, Joe Maddon was impressed with all the homers the Rays hit. David Price and a few big plays in the field, though, is what really got him excited. Johnny Damon, Casey Kotchman and Kelly Shoppach all connected in the third inning for three of Tampa Bay's five solo home runs against CC Sabathia, and Price again came out on top in a matchup of these elite lefties, lifting the Rays over the New York Yankees 5-1 Friday night. "You talk about the homers, but the pitching and defense were spectacular," the Rays manager said. With a full moon looming over the famed Yankee Stadium frieze in right field, light-hitting Elliot Johnson and Evan Longoria also homered — the 100th of his career — in Tampa Bay's fifth straight win. The five homers were the most Sabathia (16-7) has allowed in