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Denard Span hit a two-run double while Minnesota was scoring four times in the seventh to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 5-4 win over the Yankees. The Bombers wasted homers by Nick Swisher, Russell Martin and pinch-hitter Andruw Jones. And as Baltimore was shut out by Toronto 4-0, the Yanks stay one and a half games ahead of the Orioles in first place.
Tampa Bay made it six straight wins as the Rays try to catch Oakland in the wild-card standings. David Price improved to 19-5 after tossing a seven-hitter while striking out 13 in the Rays' 5-2 verdict over Boston.
Pedro Alvarez launched a three-run homer and had four RBIs as Pittsburgh outscored the New York Mets 10-6. Alvarez smacked his 30th homer of the season while the Pirates were scoring seven times in the first two innings.
Yankees and Minnesota this afternoon, Tampa Bay in Boston and Pittsburgh in New York against the Mets tonight
The NFL has weighed in on the call that allowed the Seattle Seahawks to beat the Green Bay Packers 14-12 on Monday night. So have President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The league says the replacement officials made the correct call not to overturn Seahawks receiver Golden Tate's 24-yard scoring reception. However, the NFL also said Tate should have been called for offensive pass interference before the catch but pointed out that penalties can't be reviewed by instant replay. A flag would have clinched the game for the Packers. Obama said the disputed call was "terrible" and declared it's time to get the regular NFL officiating crews back on the job. Romney and GOP running mate Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin native, also said it was time to bring back the "real refs."
Notre Dame has notified Michigan it is exercising a three-year out in their contract. That means their last scheduled game against each other will come in 2014, 127 years after their first meeting. Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon tells the AP that Notre Dame counterpart Jack Swarbrick handed him a letter before Saturday's 13-6 loss to the Fighting Irish cancelling games in 2015, 16 and 17. The Irish recently decided to move to the Atlantic Coast Conference in sports other than in football with a provision to play five football games a year against league opponents
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