The Yankees open up a four-game home series with the Rangers Monday and Derek Jeter owns a .329 career average in 587 lifetime at-bats against Texas pitching.
Derek Jeter has has some of his best games against the Texas Rangers and he has the stats to back it up. He is now hitting .281 with seven RBI and three steals through 64 July at-bats, which is his highest total of any month, so if he keep it up he has a chance to build on his great numbers against the Rangers before he calls it quits at the end of the season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Clippers have agreed to a deal with Paul Pierce.
Pierce is joining up with Doc Rivers in L.A. where he will likely find himself in a similar role that he had with the Wizards last season. With Washington Pierce averaged 11.9 points, 2.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 three-pointers over 26.2 minutes per game but came up big time during the playoffs, averaging 14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 three-pointers per game. The "Truth" will bring plenty of playoff experience and clutch shot making ability to a team which has failed to meet expectations in the postseason. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored on Wednesday afternoon against the Padres.
Getting clocked in the head on Sunday must have knocked something back into place for the perennial All-Star second baseman, as on Wednesday afternoon he went 4-for-5 with three RBI and a triple shy of the cycle. The home run was his fifth of the season, and the best sign of all was that it was hit the opposite way with some serious authority. Cano’s issue for most of this season is that he appeared pull happy, where he would often roll his hands over and couldn’t protect the outside part of the plate. If he can continue going the other way and peppering the ball all over the yard like he did on Wednesday afternoon, expect yet another historic second half for the second baseman. Analysis: Dom Murtha