The New York Yankees became the fifth team in Major League Baseball history to beat both reigning Cy Young Award winners in the same month, defeating R.A. Dickey in yesterday’s 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays to complete a four-game series sweep.
San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin was suspended for eight games after he charged the mound and incited a bench-clearing brawl that left Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke with a broken collarbone, Major League Baseball said.
Andy Pettitte allowed one run in eight innings and the New York Yankees won for the first time in 2013, defeating the visiting Boston Red Sox 4-2 to avoid a sweep of their season-opening three-game Major League Baseball series.
Singers, season-ticket holders, soldiers and second-basemen were among those honored this year with throwing the first pitch, a tradition that marks the opening of the baseball season in parks across America and Canada.
Former New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine will join SNY, the official television home of the team, as part of the network’s broadcast crew for pre- and post- game coverage for 12 to 15 games this season.