Yankees power by Birds ... Gene Michael dies ... US Open women's semifinals are All-American

September 07, 2017 - 5:57 pm

BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees are just 3 1/2 games behind AL East-leading Boston and are fortifying their grip on the top AL wild card. Aaron Judge and Chase Headley hit two-run homers, Starlin Castro and Todd Frazier added solo shots and the Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 today for their first series win at Camden Yards in four years. Sonny Gray gave up one unearned run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Yankees shortstop, manager and executive Gene Michael has died at 79. The team says he had a heart attack and died today. During two terms as Yankee manager and two as general manager, he helped assemble the Derek Jeter-led clubs that won World Series titles in 1996 and from 1998 to 2000. He remained a key adviser to current general manager Brian Cashman.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals have promoted top prospect Victor Robles from Double-A Harrisburg. The 20-year-old Robles hit .300 with 10 homers, 47 RBIs and 27 steals in 114 games over two minor league stops this season. The outfielder signed with Washington as an undrafted free agent in July 2013. The Nationals also recalled outfielders Rafael Bautista and Andrew Stevenson from Triple-A Syracuse,

NEW YORK (AP) — All four women's semifinalists at the U.S. Open are Americans. It's the first time that's happened at Flushing Meadows since 1981. It hasn't happened at any Grand Slam tournament since Wimbledon in 1985. No. 9-seeded Venus Williams will play unseeded Sloane Stephens in the first semifinal Thursday night. That will be followed by No. 15 Madison Keys against No. 20 CoCo Vandeweghe. Play gets under way at around 7 p.m. ET.

UNDATED (AP) —Sugar Ramos, the Cuban featherweight champion whose fists led to two deaths in the ring, has died in Mexico City. He was 75. The World Boxing Council said he died Sunday of cancer. Ramos was best known for his 1963 fight at Dodger Stadium with Davey Moore in which he first won the featherweight title. Ramos was battered by the champion early but came back to stop him in the 10th. Moore died two days later, sparking an outcry about the safety of boxing.

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