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New York Yankees News: 10 Straight, Clemens Not Guilty

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A happy man.
A happy man.
The Yankees won their 10th straight game for the first time since 2005. (FYI, the longest win streak in club history is 19, done in 1947.) CC Sabathia led the charge with a complete game while Derek Jeter had two hits and three RBI. The Yanks hold a 2.5 game lead over the Orioles and own the best record in the AL. Jeter has never won 11 straight games. Tonight may be his last chance. The recent surge has also vaulted the Bombers into first in most power rankings.

- All that time and effort and money for nothing. Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury yesterday in Washington, D.C. Jeter said he was happy for Clemens and that it was good for baseball to finally put the trial to rest. Does this, in any way, affect your opinion of Clemens or his chances for the Hall of Fame?

- Is the quality, or lack thereof, of the National League, contributing to the Yanks winning streak? CBS says absolutely.

- Speaking of the NL, Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey threw his second straight one-hitter yesterday, against the Orioles. It's the first time that's been done since Dave Stieb in 1988. He also became the first pitcher ever to record five straight starts with no earned runs and 8+ strikeouts.
- The Staten Island Yankees began their defense of the NY-Penn League title with a 2-0 loss to the Brooklyn Cyclones yesterday. Players to watch on the team include OF Ravel Santana, OF Daniel Lopez, 3B Matthew Duran, SS Claudio Custodio and C Isaias Tejeda.

PS: I saw Michael Pineda walking toward Times Square on Sunday night. I was talking with relatives outside the Stardust Diner on 51st St. and saw him walking with a friend. It took me a minute to place him. I knew he was some kind of athlete, but I first thought Knicks or Giants. Then it hit me: Michael Pineda! Anyway, that's what he's doing with his free time.