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MLB: New York Yankees 7, Toronto 1

TORONTO, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Andy Pettitte racked up his fifth win in five starts and Alfonso Soriano homered twice Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 7-1 spanking of Toronto.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Tampa Bay 2 (11 innings)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson drove in Alfonso Soriano with an 11th-inning sacrifice fly Sunday, boosting the New York Yankees over Tampa Bay 3-2.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Toronto 2

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki recorded the 4,000th hit of his pro career Wednesday as part of the New York Yankees' 4-2 decision over Toronto.

MLB: New York Yankees 10, Boston 3

BOSTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano continued his offensive assault Friday with a three-run homer that sparked the New York Yankees to a 10-3 win over Boston.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 8, New York Yankees 4

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Chris Nelson hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, Thursday in pacing the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-4 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: New York Yankees 11, Los Angeles Angels 3

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano added to a milestone week Wednesday with a career-best seven RBI in leading the New York Yankees to an 11-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: New York Yankees 14, Los Angeles Angels 7

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano went 3-for-6 with two homers and six RBI Tuesday, powering the New York Yankees over the Los Angeles Angels 14-7.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 3, New York Yankees 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Chris Sale tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Tuesday and the Chicago White Sox held on to edge the New York Yankees 3-2.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, San Diego 0

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Ivan Nova went handcuffed the Padres for seven innings and Curtis Granderson homered late Saturday, sparking the New York Yankees to a 3-0 win over San Diego.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 0

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay's RBI single broke a scoreless tie in the ninth Wednesday, leading to the New York Yankees' 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Tampa Bay 5

NEW YORK, July 28 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano bashed a two-run homer and drove in the game-winning run in the ninth inning Sunday, boosting the New York Yankees over Tampa Bay 6-5.
Report: Soriano trade to Yankees being finalized

Report: Soriano trade to Yankees being finalized

CHICAGO, July 26 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs agreed to a trade that will make slugger Alfonso Soriano the Yanks' new designated hitter, sources told USA Today.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 4

CHICAGO, July 13 (UPI) -- Home runs by Luis Valbuena and Alfonso Soriano Saturday carried the Chicago Cubs over St. Louis 6-4.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 7, Los Angeles Angels 2

CHICAGO, July 10 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano belted two of Chicago's five homers Tuesday, helping the Cubs overpower the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 in an interleague game.

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8, Chicago White Sox 2

CHICAGO, July 9 (UPI) -- Luis Valbuena keyed a big eighth inning with a go-ahead two-run double Monday, lifting the Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 interleague win over the Chicago White Sox.
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Chicago Cubs' Alfonso Soriano follows through on a three-run homer scoring Aramis Ramirez and Derrek Lee during the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 29, 2009. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs. He previously played for the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals. He played primarily as a second baseman for the Yankees and Rangers. He bats right-handed, and has batted as a lead-off hitter for most of his career.

Soriano began his professional baseball career in Japan with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp, training at their Carp Academy for Dominican players. In 1997, he was promoted to the varsity team, and, wearing uniform number 74, he appeared in nine games, batting .118 (2 for 17) with two walks.

Soriano disliked the intense Japanese practice schedule, and the Carp denied him a salary increase from $45,000 to $180,000 per year. Like Hideo Nomo and Hideki Irabu, who had previously left Japan to play in the United States, Soriano hired Don Nomura to help his situation. After first attempting to void Soriano's NPB contract by unsuccessfully arguing that the player was legally a minor when he signed it, Nomura advised him, like Nomo, to retire from NPB and pursue a career in MLB. This prompted Carp executives to file an injunction against Soriano, and to send letters to MLB teams demanding that they cease all negotiations with him. After the Nomo case, NPB officials had amended the Working Agreement without consulting any MLB officials in an attempt to prevent the situation from recurring. Since MLB had not agreed to any changes to the agreement, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig declared that MLB would recognize Soriano as a free agent on July 13, 1998, and the Carp backed down.

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