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Judge delivers another blast...Girl injured at Yankee game... Oakland sweeps Detroit

September 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit his AL-leading 45th home run and topped 100 RBIs, Didi Gregorius surpassed Derek Jeter for the most home runs by a Yankees shortstop and New York beat the Minnesota Twins 11-3 Wednesday for a three-game sweep. The Yankees, who have won 10 of 12, began the day three games behind AL East-leading Boston. They opened a seven-game advantage over the Twins for the top AL wild card with 10 games remaining.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees-Twins game in New York was briefly halted in the fifth inning today when a foul ball down the third-base line off the bat of Todd Frazier struck a young girl, who was carried out of the stands and taken to a hospital. New York manager Joe Girardi said he had been told by security that she was OK. The protective netting at the Stadium ends at the home plate side of each dugout. The Yankees say they are “seriously exploring” extending the netting for 2018.

DETROIT (AP) —Daniel Mengden pitched seven scoreless innings, and Marcus Semien homered and drove in three runs, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 3-2 win and three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. Mengden allowed seven hits and struck out four, extending his scoreless streak to 16 1/3 innings and helping the A’s to their fourth consecutive win.

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A 19-year-old Midwestern State football player has died after suffering a neck injury while making a tackle during a home game last weekend. School President Suzanne Shipley has released a statement mourning the death of cornerback Robert Grays of Houston. Shipley says Grays died Tuesday at a hospital in his hometown. He was critically injured during a game Saturday in Wichita Falls.

MIAMI (AP) — Jake LaMotta, the former middleweight champion whose life was depicted in the film “Raging Bull,” has died at the age of 95. His fiancee, Denise Baker, says LaMotta died Tuesday at a Miami-area hospital from complications of pneumonia. The Bronx Bull, as he was known in his fighting days, compiled an 83-19-4 record with 30 knockouts. LaMotta fought Sugar Ray Robinson six times, handing Robinson his first defeat.

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