Yankees plan to lower their 2012 payroll?

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Yankees plan to lower their 2012 payroll?

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York general manager Brian Cashman says even with planned payroll cuts that the Yankees will still outspend everyone else in baseball. "That's not going to change," Cashman said on Friday. "We're still the Yankees. We're still going to be there for our fan base and try to make sure every year is a year that they have legitimate hope that is can be a special season." Cashman's comments came the day after Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said that he plans to cut the team payroll to 189 million for the 2014 season. Steinbrenner said this season's payroll is around 210 million.

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

BOSTON (AP)  Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory.

Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season. He allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings and received more runs of support in the seventh inning alone than in any previous game this season.

Sam Dyson (1-5) faced seven batters in relief of Martin Perez and gave up four hits, three walks - two intentional - and a wild pitch without retiring a batter. Mike Napoli homered for Texas, which has lost three of four to follow a 10-game winning streak.