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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 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: 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 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: New York Yankees 2, Texas 0

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 25 (UPI) -- Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven innings Thursday in helping the New York Yankees to a 2-0 win over Texas.

MLB: Texas 3, New York Yankees 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 24 (UPI) -- Matt Garza allowed only an unearned run in his Texas debut Wednesday, boosting the Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the New York Yankees.

MLB: New York Yankees 5, Texas 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 23 (UPI) -- Brent Lillibridge capped a ninth-inning rally with a go-ahead RBI single Tuesday, boosting the New York Yankees over Texas 5-4.

MLB: New York Yankees 8, Kansas City 1

NEW YORK, July 10 (UPI) -- Lyle Overbay's grand slam and Robinson Cano's three-run shot Wednesday carried the New York Yankees to an 8-1 decision over Kansas City.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Baltimore 2

NEW YORK, July 5 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells completed a ninth-inning comeback with an RBI single Friday that gave the New York Yankees a 3-2 win over Baltimore.

MLB: New York Yankees 9, Minnesota 5

MINNEAPOLIS, July 4 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells had two hits, three RBI and one run scored Thursday to help the New York Yankees beat Minnesota 9-5 and complete a four-game series sweep.

MLB: Baltimore 4, New York Yankees 3

BALTIMORE, June 28 (UPI) -- Nate McLouth's home run put Baltimore in front in the seventh Friday and the Orioles, held hitless through five innings, edged the New York Yankees 4-3.

MLB: New York Yankees 7, Tampa Bay 5

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells cracked a pinch-hit, bases-clearing double Saturday, capping a late four-run rally that carried the New York Yankees over Tampa Bay 7-5.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Los Angeles Angels 5

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 16 (UPI) -- Travis Hafner cracked a three-run homer Sunday but the New York Yankees had to turn back a late Los Angeles rally to pull out a 6-5 win over the Angels.

MLB: Oakland 6, New York Yankees 4

OAKLAND, Calif., June 12 (UPI) -- Derek Norris and Coco Crisp homered for Oakland Tuesday in the Athletics' 6-4 win over the visiting New York Yankees.

MLB: New York Yankees 6, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, June 7 (UPI) -- Homers by Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira brought in four of New York's six runs in the third inning Thursday, boosting the Yankees to a 6-1 win over Seattle.
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Toronto Blue Jays' Vernon Wells gets high fives from teammate Eric Hinske at the plate after they score on Wells' grand slam home run off Texas Rangers starting pitcher John Koronka in the fourth inning at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Canada on July 17, 2006. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Vernon M. Wells III (born December 8, 1978) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Wells has appeared on three All-Star teams in his career, been awarded three Gold Glove Awards, and one Silver Slugger Award. He is second all time for the Toronto Blue Jays in career hits, homeruns, doubles, runs, RBI and total bases.

Wells was born in Shreveport, Louisiana to a father who played CFL football, and grew up in Arlington, Texas, where his family moved in 1988. In 1993, Wells entered Arlington's Bowie High School where he played quarterback on the football team and was an outfielder on the baseball team. In his senior year, he batted .565 with 7 home runs and 20 RBI. Before entering the Major League Baseball Draft, Wells signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Texas at Austin to play baseball and football (as a wide receiver).

The Toronto Blue Jays made Wells round one's fifth pick in the 1997 amateur draft. He spent several years as a top prospect in the Blue Jays organization, starting with the St. Catharines Stompers, Toronto’s Class-A team in the short-season New York – Penn League. In 1999 he played in the Australian Baseball League with the Sydney Storm. From 1999 through 2001, Wells was a regular September call-up and played in 57 games.

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