David Robertson, the relief pitcher who is closing out games for the Yankees in the absence of the injured Mariano Rivera, couldn’t escape a bases-loaded jam last night as New York lost 4-1 at home to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The New York Yankees placed relief pitcher David Robertson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique muscle, further depleting the team’s bullpen after the knee injury sustained by Mariano Rivera.
The Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics clinched Major League Baseball playoff berths, while the New York Yankees’ postseason chances took another hit with a 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
William “Wild Bill” Janklow ’s law office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is crowded with mementos from his 16 years as a Republican governor. On a low, wooden bookcase, near bottles of hot sauce custom labeled for his annual Buffalo Roundup , he keeps a 4-foot length of red ribbon festooned with Citibank credit cards.
Bill Floyd, owner of an upscale seafood restaurant near downtown Houston, is a poster-child for the type of damage claim BP Plc left out of its $8.5 billion settlement for the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history.