Kevin Brown gave up one run over seven innings to earn the win. (Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
Brown leads Yanks to series split
The Yankees earned a split in the season's opening series on Wednesday, as Jorge Posada hit a three-run homer from both sides of the plate in a 12-1 victory over the Devil Rays. More >
1974: The legendary Home Run contest between Hank Aaron and Sadaharu Oh, in Japan.
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1987: Iron Chef? No, Iron Man! Sachio Kinugasa breaks Lou Gehrig's record of consecutive games played. (In Japanese) 56K | 300K
2000: Japan MVP Hideki Matsui could not help his team take Game 5, as Barry Bonds, Roberto Alomar and MLB win, 5-1. 56K | 300K
Baseball in Japan
Like nearly everything else in our lives, baseball is becoming more international. Most American fans have only recently become acquainted with Japanese baseball. However, the sport has flourished in Japan for over a century. More >
See-ya-nara! Matsui returns with HR
It didn't take long for Hideki Matsui to give his fans a thrill on Sunday, as he crushed a home run in his first at-bat of the Yankees' exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants at the Tokyo Dome. Full story >
Workouts draw large Tokyo crowds
On the field, it was just another typical off-day workout. Off the field, well, that was another story as more than 30,000 people -- mostly children -- gathered at the Tokyo Dome to watch the Yankees and Devil Rays work out. Full story >
Yanks reach Land of the Rising Sun
After an 18-hour journey that skipped over Friday altogether, the Yankees finally landed in Tokyo early Saturday morning. Players, coaches, staff and their wives strolled in -- some full of life, others bleary-eyed -- as the Yankees began their season-opening experience. Full story >
Rays notes: Seven players added
The Devil Rays added seven minor league players for their trip to Japan, bringing their traveling party to a total of 32 players. Added for the trip were right-handed pitchers Rob Bell, Jesus Colome, Travis Harper and Dewon Brazelton, outfielder Joey Gathright, infielder Charles Gipson, and catcher Edwards Guzman.
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