A-Rod To Play During Suspension Appeals
The Yankees could have Alex Rodriguez in their lineup against Chicago tonight. Major League Baseball informed New York that Rodriguez will be suspended but can play while he appeals the penalty. The Yanks were not told the exact length of the suspension, but were left under the impression it will be through the 2014 season.
It is unclear whether shortstop Derek Jeter can return to the lineup. An MRI revealed a mild strain of his right calf.
Meanwhile, San Diego doubled up the Yankees 6-3. Boston shut out Arizona 4-0. Kansas City defeated the Mets 6-2. Cleveland blanked Miami 2-0 and San Francisco fell to Tampa Bay 4-3.
In the American League, Detroit bested the White Sox 3-2 in 12 innings. Seattle topped Baltimore 3-2. It was Minnesota over Houston 3-2. Toronto edged ahead of the Angels 6-5 and Texas beat Oakland 4-0.
In the National League, St. Louis crushed Cincinnati 15-2. Pittsburgh passed Colorado 5-1. Milwaukee edged Washington 8-5. The Dodgers shut out the Cubs 1-0 and Atlanta defeated Philadelphia 4-1.
At Saratoga Race Course, Justin Phillip won the Grade 1 Vanderbilt for trainer Steven Asmussen under jockey paying $8.30 to win. Today is also the “Saratoga Sale” horse auction.
In golf news, Stacy Lewis was the winner of the Women's British Open. Lewis finished with a pair of birdies to close with an even-par-72 and an 8-under-par score.
Tiger Woods finished 15-under-par to win the Bridgestone Invitational. He shot a final round even-par 70.
In NASCAR, Kasey Kahne won the Sprint Cup race. The runner-up was Jeff Gordon.
Finally, ESPN says the NCAA is investigating whether Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was paid for signing hundreds of autographs in January, a violation.
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