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Yankees rout the Red Sox

Yankees rout the Red Sox

Alfonso Soriano homered and drove in four runs to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox, 8-1, in spring training action at Steinbrenner Field.
Reports: Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury to sign with Yankees

Reports: Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury to sign with Yankees

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees struck a blockbuster deal with free agent Jacob Ellsbury, MLB.com said Tuesday night.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, San Francisco 0

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Ivan Nova threw his second career shutout Saturday and the New York Yankees kept their post-season hopes alive with 6-0 whitewash of San Francisco.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Toronto 3

TORONTO, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells keyed a late rally Wednesday and Mariano Rivera survived ninth-inning problems to preserve the New York Yankees' 4-3 decision over Toronto.

MLB: New York Yankees 7, Baltimore 5

BALTIMORE, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Alfonso Soriano clouted two homers Tuesday, including a go-ahead, two-run blast in the eighth inning that rallied the New York Yankees over Baltimore 7-5.

MLB: New York Yankees 4, Boston 3

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki came home with the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday, handing the New York Yankees a 4-3 win over Boston.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 4

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Edwin Nunez capped an eighth-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run double Tuesday and the New York Yankees came back to shock the Chicago White Sox 6-4.

MLB: New York Yankees 9, Chicago White Sox 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Austin Romine's two-run single highlighted a huge fourth inning Monday that propelled the New York Yankees over the Chicago White Sox 9-1.

MLB: Baltimore 7, New York Yankees 3

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones each blasted a three-run homer during a big seventh inning Sunday, powering Baltimore over the New York Yankees 7-3.

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.
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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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