Derek Jeter’s retirement gifts from the Athletics: bottle of wine and a Napa Valley vacation

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Derek Jeter’s farewell tour continued Sunday in Oakland with another set of gifts

Jeter was also handed a $10,002 check for his Turn 2 charitable foundation, which promotes healthy lifestyles for children and funds organizations that help treat and prevent teenage substance abuse.

Jeter entered Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the A’s as a .338/.405/.472 career hitter at O.co Coliseum. He had one of his most-memorable moments there in Game 3 of the 2001 ALDS …


José Ureña drills Ronald Acuña, Marlins’ and Braves’ benches clear

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Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña has been on a tear lately, homering in five consecutive games and in seven of his last eight. His last three games, all against the Marlins, have featured a leadoff home run.

Understandably, Marlins starter José Ureña was not eager to face Acuña leading off Wednesday night’s game. However, Ureña got around facing Acuña by drilling him in the left elbow with a first-pitch, 97.5 MPH fastball. The benches emptied. No punches were thrown, but there was a lot of yelling.

Braves manager Brian Snitker was thrown out after yelling at the umpires because Ureña was not immediately ejected. The umpires conferred and later decided to eject him before play resumed. They then issued warnings to both teams.

Ureña will almost certainly be fined and suspended by Major League Baseball. And he should be.