Bombers Keep Earning Their Nickname


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For the second straight night, the New York Yankees pummeled the White Sox’s pitching staff like a black-and-white striped piñata. The Bronx Bombers clobbered five home runs in an [8-1 rout] of Chicago, just one day after launching a [team-record eight home runs](http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=270731110) on Tuesday. Catcher Jorge Posada (pictured) led the festivities by clouting his 13th and 14th homers of the season and driving in a team-high three runs, and Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano and Shelley Duncan also hit homers in the win.


Also for the second consecutive game, however, Alex Rodriguez wasn’t invited to the party. While his teammates celebrated moonshot after moonshot last night, A-Rod remained stuck on 499 home runs for the sixth straight game. He’s an abysmal 0-for-21 since hitting No. 499 last Wednesday, and continues to feed fodder to his detractors who claim he can’t perform under pressure. The biggest of those haters, the New York Post, even decided to put his failures on [their cover yesterday], inexplicably making that the lead story rather than the Yankees historic eight home runs—it was the first time they’ve accomplished such a feat in the 16,218 games they’ve played since becoming a team in 1903. Way to demonstrate objective reporting, guys. Kudos to you.


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