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Yanks clinch AL East, home-field through playoffs: Even before Mariano Rivera fielded the final ball, the party started for the New York Yankees. Catcher Jose Molina leaped up from behind the plate the moment Jacoby Ellsbury tapped softly back to the mound, then the celebration really got going. Absent from the playoffs last year, the Yankees let loose Sunday after clinching the AL East title and home-field ...
Baseball Notes: Posada out with sore neck: Jorge Posada was scratched from the New York Yankees' starting lineup yesterday against the Boston Red Sox because of a sore neck. He was replaced behind the plate by Jose Molina.
Yankees activate C Jose Molina: The New York Yankees have activated backup catcher Jose Molina from the disabled list on Wednesday.
New York Yankees activate backup catcher Jose Molina: The Yankees have activated backup catcher Jose Molina from the disabled list.
St. Louis could host first All-Star Molina: Yadier, Bengie and Jose Molina have never had an All-Star appearance between the three of them. In the wake of the recent passing of their father, Benjamin, two of the three catching brothers could play at the Midsummer Classic.
Molina inches closer to return to Yanks: Backup catcher Jose Molina, who strained his left quad on May 7, ran the bases before Sunday's game against the Mets and said afterward he felt no pain.
Molina, Nady suffer setbacks: Jose Molina and Xavier Nady both experienced setbacks in their respective rehabilitation assignments at the Yankees' Minor League complex.
Yankees' Molina placed on disabled list: As expected, Yankees catcher Jose Molina has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain and has been replaced on the roster by Triple-A catcher Kevin Cash.
Yankees'Molina leaves game with strained quad: Yankees catcher Jose Molina left Thursday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays before the sixth inning with a strained left quadriceps.
Molina makes mark with oddball homer: Yadier Molina won Game 7 of the 2006 National League Championship Series for St. Louis with a home run. Jose Molina hit the final home run at Yankee Stadium last Sunday. Now, Bengie Molina can crow about a landmark home run at family gatherings. Elias News...
Yanks eliminated as playoff streak ends (AP):
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Derek Jeter won't be playing in October for the first time in his career. The New York Yankees' impressive streak of postseason appearances came to an end. Mike Mussina pitched five shutout innings to earn his 19th win, Jason Giambi homered and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Bronx-to-Cooperstown pipeline begins: Numerous items from the last game at Yankee Stadium -- Johnny Damon's home run bat, Jose Molina's cleats, etc. -- are heading to the Hall of Fame, with more memorabilia to follow.
Hall mines artifacts from Yankee Stadium finale: Jose Molina's home run in the final regular-season game at Yankee Stadium put him into the history book, and the Hall of Fame.
Big night for the Bombers' bats: For six innings on Friday night, it looked as though Mike Mussina was going to let his former team get the better of him and the Yankees yet again. Enter Robinson Cano, Jose Molina and a little help from the Orioles bullpen. Cano and Molina homered, and Xavier Nady knocked in the winning run in a 5-4 victory.
Mussina solid in Yankees' win: NEW YORK - Mike Mussina was standing in front of his locker, talking about how little he speaks to Jose Molina, when the catcher walked by, shouted an exaggerated"Hi," and kept going.
Mussina, Molina lead Yanks over Angels (AP):
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Mike Mussina was standing in front of his locker, talking about how little he speaks to Jose Molina, when the catcher walked by, shouted an exaggerated "Hi," and kept going. These two are so in sync that Molina didn't stop to see Mussina's grin -- he just knew the right-hander was smiling. Mussina retired the final 17 batters he faced in seven solid innings, Molina hit one of New York's four home...
Bizarre walk-off lifts Yanks over A's: The Yanks tied Saturday's game with two outs in the ninth, and three innings later, Jose Molina was hit by a pitch with the bases full to seal a 4-3 win over the A's.
Yankees outlast A's on hit by pitch in 12th inning: NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Molina was hit by Lenny DiNardo's pitch with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, and the New York Yankees outlasted the Oakland Athletics for a 4-3 victory Saturday....
Yankees beat A's in 12 on hit by pitch (AP):
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One after another, the New York Yankees kept putting runners on base and leaving them out there to wilt in the heat. Somehow, they still managed to outlast Oakland. Jose Molina was hit by Lenny DiNardo's pitch with the bases loaded in the 12th inning, and New York edged the Athletics 4-3 Saturday in a tense game that lasted 4 hours, 45 minutes on a 93-degree afternoon.
Rivera, Yankees hold off Red Sox 2-1 (AP):
New York Yankees catcher Jose Molina, left, reacts after Boston Red Sox's Julio Lugo struck out swinging to end the game in Major League Baseball action Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees won 2-1. " align="left" border="0">
Mariano Rivera was on the ropes, and the Boston Red Sox were poised to earn a memorable comeback victory. That's when the New York Yankees closer found his classic form again. Rivera pitched himself in and out of trouble Saturday, escaping a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the ninth inning and preserving a 2-1 victory.
Mussina wins 10th for surging Yankees (AP):
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Mike Mussina never expected a run like this. Mussina pitched six solid innings for his 10th win and the New York Yankees moved three games above .500 for the first time this season in an 8-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Alex Rodriguez hit a fan-aided solo homer and Melky Cabrera, Jose Molina and Wilson Betemit each added a pair of RBIs to help Mussina improve to 9-1 in his...
Abreu's 2 triples, 4 runs rally Yankees (AP):
New York Yankees catcher Jose Molina, left, congratulates closer Mariano Rivera after he picked up the save as the Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 in a baseball game Friday, May 30, 2008 in Minneapolis. " align="left" border="0">
Mike Mussina will turn 40 after the season, and his fastball is moving at mid-80s speed. Well, he still knows how to pitch, and the Yankees have sure found him handy this year. Bobby Abreu tripled twice and scored all four times he reached base, backing Mussina and igniting a New York Yankees rally past the Minnesota Twins for a 6-5 victory on Friday.
Yanks stun Mariners to sweep series: Hideki Matsui was the big man on the bases, and catcher Jose Molina provided the key hit at the plate during a four-run eighth inning that enabled the Yankees to win their fifth straight.
Yankees rally past Mariners for fifth straight win: Jose Molina hit a two-out RBI double to cap a four-run eighth inning, and the New York Yankees came back to beat Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Sunday. The Yankees extended their season-best win streak to five games, while the Mariners have lost a season-worst six in a row.
Moeller called up, makes Yanks debut: The Yankees believe that Jose Molina will be able to avoid the disabled list, but with Jorge Posada's right shoulder still ailing, Chad Moeller was inserted in the Yankees' lineup on Monday, making his New York debut.
Yanks' injury bug bites Molina, too: Jose Molina injured his left hamstring while sliding home in the fourth inning on Sunday at Fenway Park, and could be the latest casualty for a Yankees club already playing short-handed.
Red Sox 8, Yankees 5: Help Wanted: Yankees Need Catcher After Falling at Fenway: Phil Hughes had the shortest start of his career, giving up seven runs, and Jose Molina's hamstring injury leaves the Yankees without a healthy catcher.
Red Sox bullpen saves victory over Yankees: Jorge Posada in to catch in the eighth after Jose Molina was lifted for a pinch runner, Coco Crisp and Dustin Pedroia stole without drawing a throw. Crisp then scored on Jacoby Ellsbury's sacrifice fly.David Aardsma pitched two scoreless innings after Matsuzaka and .Javier Lopez shut down the Yankees after Mike Timlin struggled, getting Johnny Damon to hit into a double-play grounder after New York, trailing 7-5, put its first two runners on in the eighth. Lopez got four outs before giving way to Manny Delcarmen, who got the final two outs.RED SOX 8, YANKEES 5
Hughes' hitless run continues in win: Phil Hughes stretched his Grapefruit League hitless streak to five frames with four innings of no-hit ball against the Twins in Sunday afternoon's 6-4 Yankees win. Alan Horne allowed Minnesota's first hit in the seventh, and Jose Molina collected two RBIs.
Yanks keep Molina with two-year deal: While the Yankees settled in to their suites at the Winter Meetings on Monday, the club handled one point of outstanding business, announcing the signing of backup catcher Jose Molina to a two-year contract.
Mussina helps Yanks gain game on BoSox: A playoff berth all but clinched, Mike Mussina pitched the New York Yankees within 1 1/2 games of Boston in the AL East with a week to go.Mussina won his 250th game, backup catcher Jose Molina had three hits, three RBIs and a key tag play and Joba Chamberlain got his first career save as the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5 on Sunday.
Yankees pull within 1 1-2 of Red Sox (AP):
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Joba Rules were made to be broken. Toronto was threatening in the eighth inning, pulling within two runs and putting two men on. Even though Yankees manager Joe Torre had said Joba Chamberlain was unavailable, the sellout crowd of 54,983 started chanting "We Want Joba!" Chamberlain jogged in from the bullpen on his 22nd birthday, threw five nasty sliders to strike out Adam Lind, then followed with...
Yankees acquire Molina from Angels: The Yankees moved to bolster their catching depth on Saturday, acquiring backstop Jose Molina from the Angels for right-handed pitcher Jeff Kennard.
MLB Notebook: Yankees acquire Angels'Molina: Looking to bolster their bench, the New York Yankees acquired catcher Jose Molina from the Los Angeles Angels yesterday night for minor-league reliever Jeff Kennard.[Read this article]
Angels trade defensive specialist Molina to Yanks: Looking to bolster their bench, the New York Yankees acquired catcher Jose Molina from the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night for minor league reliever Jeff Kennard.
Lackey dominant as Halos win in 13: All-Star John Lackey and living legend Roger Clemens locked horns, Texas style, in a classic pitchers' duel on Saturday in front of 54,497 at Yankee Stadium. But neither pitcher figured in a 2-1 decision taken by the Angels in 13 innings after Howie Kendrick doubled and scored on first baseman Miguel Cairo's double error on a sharp grounder by Jose Molina.
A's win third straight, beat Angels 3-0 (AP):
Oakland Athletics' Shannon Stewart, left, scores behind Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Molina, during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 18, 2007, in Oakland, Calif. Stewart scored on a hit by Eric Chavez. The A's won, 3-0. " align="left" border="0">
Dan Haren enjoyed watching his fellow Oakland pitchers succeed. He finally got a chance to join in the fun. Haren outpitched John Lackey for his first win of the season and Eric Chavez drove in two runs to help the Athletics beat the injury-depleted Angels 3-0 on Wednesday, handing Los Angeles its sixth straight loss.
Izturis, Molina lift Angels past D-backs: Maicer Izturis drove in a pair of runs and Jose Molina scored twice, and they delivered three hits apiece in the Angels' 8-3 victory over the D-backs on Wednesday. Joe Saunders allowed eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, but kept the damage to a minimum.
Notes: Molina in the family business: Three Major League catchers emerge from the same family in Puerto Rico, and all three own World Series championship rings: Bengie and Jose Molina from the 2002 Angels, kid brother Yadier Molina from the 2006 Cardinals.
Notes: Colon sees a 'good sign': Bartolo Colon faced hitters for the first time in eight months on Sunday, working in the bullpen before the Angels faced the Cubs."Everything was good,"catcher Jose Molina said of Colon, hoping to return froma torn rotator cuff by early in the season.
Bengie Molina isn't thrilled by brother's SB: , Ariz. - The Giants learned something about the competitiveness of their new catcher Wednesday. In the fourth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Angels, Los Angeles catcher Jose Molina swiped second base in a double-steal, sliding ahead of a bounced throw by...
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