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Rays 11, Yankees 5

Rays 11, Yankees 5: James Loney capped a four-RBI performance with a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning as host Tampa Bay snapped a four-game skid. Wil Myers had three hits and three RBIs, Evan Longoria went 3-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored and Sean Rodriguez slugged a two-run homer for the Rays, who overcame an early 4-0 deficit to end New York's winning streak at five. Jake McGee (1-0) got the win despite allowing a run in 1 1/3 innings after starter Erik Bedard gave up four runs in 3 2/3 frames.

Yankees 10, Rays 2

Yankees 10, Rays 2: CC Sabathia was strong through seven innings and visiting New York recorded nine extra-base hits and a triple play in a rout of Tampa Bay.

Baseball: Red Sox beat Tigers to reach World Series

Shane Victorino crushed a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh to lift Boston to a 5-2 win over Detroit, sending the Red Sox to the World Series. Boston, which is going to the World Series for the third time since 2004, will face the St. Louis Cardinals beginning Wednesday at Fenway Park. Boston was down a run heading into the seventh with Detroit ace Max Scherzer on the mound for the Tigers. With two men on base and one out in the inning Scherzer gave way to Detroit's bullpen pitchers and that is when the game started to go south for the Tigers.

Baseball: New-look Detroit beat Boston to even ALCS

Detroit's reshuffled lineup erupted for five runs in the second inning on Wednesday en route to a 7-3 victory over Boston that knotted baseball's American League Championship Series. After the Tigers' potent offense combined for just six runs over the first three games of the best-of-seven series, manager Jim Leyland reshuffled his batting lineup and saw the move pay off, with the Tigers levelling the set at two games apiece. "I didn't know what else to do," Leyland said of the shake-up, which was welcomed by Torii Hunter.

Red Sox eliminate Rays, advance to ALCS

U.S. Sports Desk, Oct 9 (EFE).- Shane Victorino's run-scoring infield single in the top of the seventh inning spurred the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 come-from-behind road win over the Tampa Bay Rays and a berth in the American League Championship Series. In a low-scoring affair Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, the Red Sox won the game behind strong starting and relief pitching, heads-up base running and a costly wild pitch in the seventh inning by Rays reliever Joel Peralta, one of nine pitchers Tampa Bay used Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

Baseball-Red Sox sign Ellsbury to $9 million contract

Jan 18 (Reuters) - The Boston Red Sox have avoided arbitration with Jacoby Ellsbury by agreeing to a one-year, $9 million contract with the center fielder, the team's website reported on Friday. Ellsbury, 29, was plagued by injury in 2012, suffering a partially dislocated right shoulder in the home opener in April and did not return until July. He hit .271 with four home runs and 26 runs batted in (RBIs) while playing 74 games.
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