Yanks Rack Up Red Sox, 14-4

first_imgNEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez has had some startling success early in his return from a yearlong suspension.After New York’s breakout night in the Bronx, A-Rod thinks the Yankees are ready to surprise some people around the major leagues, too.Rodriguez had a three-run double in a seven-run first-inning outburst, and the Yankees broke out the bats and avoided their worst start in more than 25 years with a 14-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on April 12.Chase Headley and Stephen Drew had consecutive homers as a New York lineup that entered hitting .193 throttled Clay Buchholz (1-1) to avoid a three-game sweep and win for just the second time in six games.“I think overall it’s good to see one through nine come out and get some good at-bats, get some hits,” Rodriguez said. “I think this is a game that we needed.”Masahiro Tanaka survived one wild stretch to earn his first victory and with five solid innings somewhat put to rest concern about his right elbow.Brian McCann hit his 200th career homer in the eighth, Rodriguez walked with the bases loaded for a fourth RBI and Headley added a run-scoring single for New York, which had 16 hits. Carlos Beltran, who entered 2 for 20, singled twice, and Brett Gardner had a two-run single. Every Yankees starter had a hit and scored a run.“We know we have a really good offense in here,” McCann said.The Red Sox were hoping to match their best start since 2006 at 5-1. Instead, they fell flat heading into Monday’s home opener against Washington.“Two road series wins for us and now we go home — looking forward to the opener tomorrow and getting back in front of our fans,” Manager John Farrell said.Tanaka (1-1) looked a whole lot more impressive than he did on opening day through three innings, mixing in more fastballs — topping out at 92 mph. He retired nine of his first 11 batters, allowing one hit and a walk.But he lost control in a 38-pitch fourth, throwing two wild pitches and 17 balls as the Red Sox scored three times. Xander Bogaerts had a two-run double for one of Boston’s two hits in the inning.“I thought he was better with his fastball but he didn’t throw as many strikes with his off-speed as he did; it was the opposite,” Manager Joe Girardi said. “The next step is to put them both together and we’ll have Tanaka.”Overall, Tanaka allowed four hits and four runs — three earned. He struck out four and walked three.Girardi called this an important game for the Yankees — they last opened the season 1-5 in 1989 — before a stretch in which they play 25 of 35 on the road.The Yankees hadn’t even had a hit in the first inning through five games, but on Sunday they had their highest-scoring first inning against the Red Sox since putting up eight runs on Aug. 15, 1954.Batting sixth, Rodriguez came up with the bases loaded and drilled a liner into the gap in left-center. Buchholz kicked at the cleats cleaner on the back of the mound after McCann scored from first.Headley followed with two-run shot and, two pitches later, Drew connected for a 7-0 lead. “It was fun,” Headley said. “It takes the burden off.”Hanley Ramirez hit his third homer, a solo shot off Tanaka in the fifth, and added a sacrifice fly.The Yankees chased Buchholz with one out in the fourth after Mark Teixeira’s sacrifice fly made it 10-3.Buchholz yielded 10 runs — nine earned — nine hits and two walks.“Felt good with all of my pitches. The command was a little off at first but after that I felt really good,” Buchholz said.(HOWIE RUMBERG, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Air quality diminished Acquinas monitoring

first_img No arrests likely for landfill fire, says Minister Related Items:#airqualitylowatAquinasCollege, #magneticmedianews, #NassauDumpFire, #smokecausingpoorairquality Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you We March not going to PMs home Dump fire burning, deliberate act says Minister Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 3, 2017 – Nassau – The fire at the New Providence dump also affected students at the Aquinas College in New Providence, Nassau.   A representative from the school reported to Magnetic Media that some students, mainly those who are asthmatic, were absent from school when the fire took place.The large blankets of smoke affected the entire area of New Providence. The Aquinas College has been proactive in cleansing the environment of the school.  An environmental system has been in place for over a year, testing the air in and surrounding the school; making sure that it is conducive to human well-being.#MagneticMediaNews#Nassaudumpfire#smokecausingpoorairquality#airqualitylowatAquinasCollegelast_img read more

BNP has failed as a political party Quader

first_imgBNP has failed as a political party: QuaderRuling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said all the leaders of the country’s principal opposition party – Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – should resign.“All BNP leaders from top to bottom, including its secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, should resign. They couldn’t take to the streets even for eight minutes in the last eight and half a years. Frustration has brewed up among the BNP rank and file,” said Quader.Also road transport and bridges minister, Quader was speaking at a view exchange meeting with engineers of the Roads and Highways department in Chouddagram of Comilla.In reference to Mirza Fakhrul’s remarks on the 16th amendment annulment verdict and the government’s inaction in providing assistance to people affected by the floods, Quader claimed that BNP’s politics has got stuck in a “quicksand of mistakes”.“It has failed as a political party,” he added.Comilla city AL general secretary Arfanul Haque, and Comilla district (south) unit of AL member Aminul Islam, among others, were present at the view exchange meeting.last_img read more