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Video: CC Sabathia ejected for first time in nine seasons

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Yankees starter CC Sabathia was ejected Sunday after the sixth inning for arguing a previous call …

That was the first ejection in nine years for Sabathia. He gave up back-to-back solo homers to Mike Trout and Albert Pujols in the top of the first inning but was otherwise sharp in the Yankees’ eventual 6-2 victory. That’s now six wins in a row for the Yanks, who remain first place in the AL East standings.

Indians owner Paul Dolan gets head shaved by Mike Aviles in support of Aviles’ daughter

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A group of Indians players shaved their heads last month in support of Mike Aviles’ four-year-old daughter Adriana, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. On Sunday morning, Indians owner Paul Dolan got in on the act. And it was Aviles who happily did the shearing …

Pretty cool. Here’s the before, during, and after from MLB.com’s August Fagerstrom …

Alex Rodriguez is adorable …

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Evan Longoria sidelined again Sunday with sore wrist

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Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was held out of Saturday’s game against the Mariners and he won’t play in Sunday’s series finale due to soreness in his left wrist. Tampa Bay is off Monday, and manager Kevin Cash said he’s hoping that a three-day period of rest will help Longo get over the minor injury.

Jake Elmore is at the hot corner and leading off for the Rays on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field.

Longoria, 29, has batted .273/.351/.414 with five home runs, 25 RBI, and 27 runs scored in 55 games this season. Tampa Bay entered play Sunday just 1 1/2 games back of the Yankees in the American League East standings with a record of 30-27. Not bad for a team that has seen all sorts of turnover.

Albert Pujols passes Jimmie Foxx on all-time home run list; one away from Mickey Mantle

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Albert Pujols hit a towering solo shot — the 535th homer of his career — Sunday off CC Sabathia …

Pujols has now passed Jimmie Foxx on the all-time home run leaderboard and he’s one away from tying Mickey Mantle at 536. It was the 15th home run of the season for Albert. He’s currently on pace for 43.