NEW YORK, N. Bryan Trottier Penguins Jersey .Y. - Masahiro Tanaka started Jose Reyes with a 92 mph fastball, his first major league pitch since July 8. He threw 70 pitches in all and didnt feel any pain in the right elbow that had sidelined him for 2 1/2 months. "Obviously, Im very relieved," Tanaka said through a translator after leading the Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Sunday before a boisterous sellout crowd of 48,144 on a grey, overcast afternoon. Tanaka was only part of the attraction: It was Derek Jeters last weekend game at Yankee Stadium. The retiring Yankees captain received standing ovations during every at-bat, went 2 for 4 and finished his next-to-last home series 8 for 15 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs. Jeter became the first Yankee with four straight mulithit games at age 40, and he saluted the crowd after sharing postgame handshakes and high-fives with teammates. "Hopefully he keeps getting two hits and decides he wants to play again next year," said Brett Gardner, who put the Yankees ahead 2-1 in the fifth with the Yankees 15,000th home run since the franchise started play in New York in 1903. While Jeter is going, Tanaka is coming back. He started sensationally at 11-1 with a 1.99 ERA in his first 14 appearances. But he slumped in his next four and hadnt pitched since scans discovered a slight tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow. Rather than opt for Tommy John surgery, which would have sidelined him for about a year, Tanaka and the Yankees chose a rehabilitation strengthening protocol. Tanaka (13-4) responded by allowing one run and five hits in 5 1-3 innings with four strikeouts, no walks and a hit batter. He had an exceptional curveball, and his splitter was dipping as sharply as it did during the first half of the season. "I dont exactly remember when, but gradually as the game went on I guess I stopped thinking about it," he said of his elbow. Tanaka gave up a run in first when Reyes singled to right centre, took third on Jose Bautistas ground single to right through the shifted infield and came home on Edwin Encarnacions double-play grounder. After Munenori Kawasaki had a one-out double in the second, Tanaka retired 11 of his next 12 batters. "The way he pitched today, its a great sign," said catcher Brian McCann, who hit home runs 14,999 and 15,001, driving in three runs. Tanaka went to a three-ball count just once. He left with two on and tipped his cap to fans as he walked to the dugout. "Pretty darn good," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Its extremely encouraging and now well try to get him to start again on Saturday." But will the ligament hold up? "Are we going to know fully until five years down the road? Probably not," pitching coach Larry Rothschild said. "Its possible that he can get through this for quite a while. Its possible that it comes up and bites him, and thats it. Were hopeful thats its the earlier scenario and that hes going to be fine and have a nice, long career with no problems." New York is 4 1/2 games out for the ALs second wild card with seven games to play, yet still drew its second straight sellout as Jeters admirers turned out. Jeters fifth-inning single chased Drew Hutchison (10-13), and when Jeter batted in the seventh, most fans held up phones and cameras to take photographs and video. He responded with a run-scoring double down the left-field line against Todd Redmond for a 3-1 lead, and the crowd erupted with near-post-season intensity. The usual "De-rek Je-ter!" chants turned into "Thank You De-rek!" and he stole third base. Jeter then jogged home when McCann hit his second home run of the game to make it 5-1. On Wednesday, Jeter had broken an 0-for-28 slide on the last night of a road trip. "Im sure," Girardi said, "theres a little bit of extra adrenaline going right now." THE FINAL DAYS: Girardi anticipates Jeter will play in all four games against Baltimore. Gates open at 4 p.m. before the night games so fans can watch Jeter take batting practice. LAST OUT: David Robertson pitched a hitless ninth for his 38th save in 42 chances. BUNCHING: McCann has 11 multihomer games, including two this season. TRAINERS ROOM Yankees: OF Carlos Beltran plans to wait until after the season for surgery to remove right elbow bone spurs. ... 1B Mark Teixeira was to be examined by a hand specialist Sunday. UP NEXT RHP Michael Pineda (3-5) starts Monday against Baltimores Wei-Yin Chen (16-4). Larry Murphy Jersey . Manager Ryan Nelsen has confirmed Brazilian No. 1 Julio Cesar will be rested for Wednesdays first leg of the semifinal. That opens the door for Bendik, who started 33 games for Toronto last season. Bryan Rust Penguins Jersey . Golden States second straight road win wasnt painless. David Lee scored a season-high 29 points -- 13 in the fourth quarter -- and Nate Robinson added 17 points, leading the Warriors to a 105-95 win Tuesday night over the road-worn Cleveland Cavaliers. http://www.penguinsauthenticofficial.com/chad-ruhwedel-jersey/ . -- Darrelle Revis says at least 26 teams called after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.LONDON - Former champion Maria Sharapova saved six match points before falling to Angelique Kerber in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, ending her bid to win a second title at the All England Club a decade after her first. Five-time champion Serena Williams, meanwhile, struggled to even hit the ball over the net in a doubles match with sister Venus and pulled out after only three games with what officials called a viral illness. Sharapova, a five-time major champion, saved one match point at 5-2 down in the third set and five more in the final game before hitting a backhand long on the seventh. That gave the ninth-seeded Kerber a stirring 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-4 win on Centre Court in a match that lasted 2 hours, 37 minutes. "Its unbelievable," said the German, a semifinalist two years ago. "It was so tough (a) match. Every single set was so close. Marias a great player. I was just fighting, concentrating and focusing on myself. Im so happy to be in the quarters now." Kerber will next face 20-year-old Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard, the only woman to reach the semifinals this year at both the Australian Open and French Open. Bouchard beat Kerber in the fourth round at the French. Sharapova, who won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 2004 at the age of 17, was coming off her latest major championship at the French Open last month. "Its absolutely normal for people to have high expectations of me doing well in Grand Slam stages," Sharapova said. "I certainly do, as well. Today could have gone either way, and it didnt go my way." On a day when seven-time mens champion Roger Federer sailed into the quarterfinals, Serena was out of sorts from the moment the pre-match warmup began. She had trouble collecting tennis balls from the ball kids and missed completely on some practice strokes. The start of the second-round doubles against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele was put off for about 10 minutes while Serena sat in her chair and was examined by medical staff. In the third game, Serena hit four double-faults. She hit serves that bounced before reaching the net. Umpire Kader Nouni climbed down from his chair and walked over to speak to Serena. Thee sisters walked to the sideline holding hands, and the match was stopped. Paul Coffey Penguins Jersey. Serena wiped away tears as she left the court. The Wimbledon referees office and WTA said Serena had a viral illness. She left the grounds a few hours later in a tournament car with Venus. While Sharapova sought to dictate play with her big-swinging groundstrokes, Kerber played counter-attacking tennis and went for her shots when the opportunities came. The match featured high tension and intensity. Sharapovas shrieks grew louder and louder as the match wore on. Kerber went up 4-1 and saved two break points to lead 5-2 in the final set. She held a match point on Sharapovas serve, but the Russian hit a deep backhand that she couldnt handle. With Kerber serving for the match in the next game, Sharapova broke for 5-4. Then Kerber went up 0-40 on Sharapovas serve, but the Russian erased those three match points. Two more came and went. Sharapova twice earned game points but couldnt convert. Finally, on the sixth match point of the game, it ended with Sharapovas backhand error. Federer kept up his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title by beating Tommy Robredo to reach the quarterfinals for the 12th time. Federer, who has not dropped a set in the tournament, overwhelmed the Spaniard 6-1, 6-1, 6-4 in just over 90 minutes. "All the things are happening that need to be happening to go deep in this tournament again," he said. Federers win set up an all-Swiss duel with Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka, who beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 7-6 (7), 6-3 to make it to the quarterfinals for the first time. Eighth-seeded Milos Raonic became the first Canadian man to reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals since Robert Powell in 1912, beating No. 10 Kei Nishikori of Japan 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (4) 6-3. The first woman into the semifinals was No. 23 Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic, who beat Ekaterina Makarova of Russia, 6-3 6-1. French Open runner-up Simona Halep breezed into the quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan. Her next opponent will be 2013 finalist Sabine Lisicki of Germany, who overcame shoulder trouble to defeat Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. ___ ' ' '
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