Wakeup call: Have the Yanks ended the O's magic?


Wakeup call: Have the Yanks ended the O's magic?

Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Monday, September 10:

The field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup is set, thanks to Jeff Gordon. (AP)

The Yankees throw a bucket of water on the Oriole miracle. (AP)

And now Baltimore will have to try and overtake the Yanks without Nick Markakis. (CSN Baltimore)

But it looks like the Yankees are going to have to hold on without Mark Teixeira. (AP)

Twitter can be a tool for good. Just ask B.J. Upton. (NBC's Hardball Talk)

And getting his wallet back was the end of a perfect day for B.J. (AP)

Who says Barry Zito was a free-agent bust? Not the Dodgers. (CSN Bay Area)

A reserve guard for Murray State decided to use his car to settle a dispute in a Wal-Mart parking lot, with predictable legal results. (AP)

The Big East may soon spread across four time zones, but the name's staying the same. (AP)

The fractured spine of Tulane defensive back Devon Walker was stabilized in surgery Sunday, but doctors say it's too soon to know if he'll be paralyzed from the injury he suffered in Saturday's game against Tulsa. (AP)

That'll teach Arkansas to lose to Louisiana-Monroe. (AP)

The Razorbacks' next opponent, No. 1 Alabama, thinks beating its latest cupcake (Western Kentucky) by only 35-0 shows the Crimson Tide are "pretty average . . . anytime we don't bring our best". (AP)

Rory McIlroy's for real. (AP)

Hakeem Olajuwon doesn't think super teams are good for the NBA. Kurt Helin of NBC's Pro Basketball Talk does . . . and he explains why.

Justin Timberlake's part of a group that's attempting to buy the Grizzlies. (AP)

Best Tweet of the day (and, sorry, I've forgotten its author): "Peyton shows rust from his layoff ThingsnoonewillbesayingMonday". (AP)

Aaron who? He's good, but he was no Alex Smith yesterday. (CSN Bay Area)

Move over Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam and Sebastian Janikowski. Make room in the record books for David Akers. (CSN Bay Area)

So much for all that fretting about the Jets' offense. (AP)

If you had Mario Williams in the pool to pick the first player to whine about the replacement refs, congratulations! (NBC's Pro Football Talk)

It's like Adrian Peterson had never been away. (AP)

Hmm. Maybe there was something to all that insufferable RGIII hype. (CSN Washington)

Griffin's going to need some tips on how to survive in Washington and Alex Ovechkin's just the guy to help, if he does say so himself. (CSN Washington)

Andrelton Simmons slugs Angels to 7-3 win over Red Sox


Andrelton Simmons slugs Angels to 7-3 win over Red Sox

Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, Albert Pujols went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Simmons hit his 10th homer of the season to left and put the Angels ahead 4-3 in the third inning after falling behind early. Pujols doubled to score Yunel Escobar and Mike Trout to start the four-run outburst.

Pujols became the 26th player to score 1,700 runs when he touched home plate after Simmons went deep. Pujols joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Alex Rodriguez and Willie Mays in amassing at least 600 home runs and 1,700 runs.

JC Ramirez (9-8) recorded his second win at home in 11 starts, striking out six while allowing one earned run and five hits in six innings.

David Price (5-3) gave up five earned runs and seven hits in five innings, allowing more than three earned runs for only the second time this year.

The Red Sox got off to another fast start after scoring five runs in the first inning on Friday. Hanley Ramirez had an RBI single to start the game, and the Red Sox got two runs in the second after the Angels' franchise-record streak of 14 games without an error ended when Ramirez couldn't make the catch to complete a double play while covering first. Mookie Betts hit his 31st double to knock in a run and then was driven in by Andrew Benintendi for a 3-0 lead.

However, the Angels were able to respond after dropping the series opener. They added two runs in the fifth when Simmons singled, again bringing home Pujols, and he scored on a throwing error by shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

Trout picked up an RBI in the sixth, giving him five in seven games this home stand.


Red Sox: INF Josh Rutledge (concussion) is likely to come off the disabled list on Monday. . Mitch Moreland was in the starting lineup at DH for the first time this season.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (strained oblique) pitched four innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Salt Lake, giving up three earned runs and six hits.


Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-12, 4.60 ERA) has just one win in his last 10 starts, but it came against the Angels last month. Porcello has allowed two earned runs in 14 innings over his last two starts, striking out 13 without allowing a walk in that span, and still took the loss in both outings.

Angels: RHP Parker Bridwell (3-1, 3.18 ERA) went a career-high 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win against the Red Sox last month. Bridwell has held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in five of his last six starts.


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