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Friday April 19th 2024


A-Rod Bails Out Posada; Gets CC Sabathia His 10th Win

Rodriguez's eighth-inning two-run homer off Mariners closer David Aardsma helped the Yankees salvage the finale of a three-game series and avoid a possibly crushing defeat thanks to Jorge Posada.

The catcher, who is one of the worst defensive backstops in the American League, was charged with a passed ball in the top of the eighth when he whiffed on CC Sabathia's 2-1 offering to Russell Branyan.

The blunder allowed Josh Bard to move to third and the speedy Ichiro Suzuki to advance into scoring position as the tying run.

On the next pitch, Branyan laced a two-run single into right to tie the game at 2 and put Sabathia's great outing into jeopardy of resulting in a no-decision.

A-Rod dashed those worries, however, with ...

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