Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees was banned from baseball without pay through the 2014 season, the longest doping suspension ever imposed by the sport.
Derek Lowe pitched four shutout innings for his first save since 2001 in his New York Yankees debut, helping his new team to an 8-2 win over the Texas Rangers in a matchup of the American League’s top two clubs.
The New York Yankees signed free- agent pitcher Derek Lowe, who has been a closer and starter during his 16-year Major League Baseball career, the team said in a press release.
The San Francisco Giants came from behind for the second straight game to beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 and advance to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2002.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day as Jason Heyward hit the first home run of the season.
Boston Red Sox captain Jason Varitek is retiring from Major League Baseball after 15 seasons and two World Series championships.
The Yankees and Tampa Bay lost to leave the Rays a half-game ahead of New York in the battle for the American League East title.
The Texas Rangers reached the Major League Baseball playoffs for the first time since 1999, clinching the American League West with a 4-3 win over the Oakland Athletics.
"It just does not seem like these 50-game suspensions are putting a complete halt to it."
- Derek Lowe on Aug 05, 2013