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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Toms River, NJ's Todd Frazier said his first Yankee home run was special, but he did what he always does as he rounded the bases. He thought about his cousin, who passed away at a young age. He always tips his cap before he hits home plate in honor of her. Before he reaches the dugout, he points to his family in the stands.

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Yankees' bats catch fire in win (0:49)
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Severino strikes out nine in win (0:23)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Claiming Lucky Whitehead on waivers was a sound, no-risk move for the Jets. Where's the downside? He's young (25), cheap ($615,000) and fast, which means he fits the profile of the "new" Jets. Oh, yes, he also fills two needs -- punt and kickoff returner. The recent publicity from his ouster with the Cowboys will blow over in a couple of days. Maybe he'll make the team, maybe he won't. It's worth a shot.

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Jets claim Whitehead off waivers, source says

Lucky Whitehead was claimed off waivers by the Jets after the Cowboys had parted ways with him following news of his involvement in a shoplifting arrest that turned out to be a case of mistaken identity.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees beat the Reds, 9-5, as ace Luis Severino pitched a strong seven innings, while Didi Gregorius and Todd Frazier hit home runs. The Yankees have won three in a row for the first time since the middle of June. Aaron Judge did not play.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Didi Gregorius has homered in three-straight games for the first time in his career. Gregorius has 16 homers on the season.

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Sources: Kings meet with ex-Magic GM Smith

League sources tell ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that former Orlando Magic general manager Otis Smith has met with the Sacramento Kings regarding the team's vacant vice president of basketball operations post.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Judge is just receiving a start off with the day game after the night game. Judge will be in the lineup on Thursday night, manager Joe Girardi said.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi stated what everyone could see. Luis Severino has pitched like the team's ace, having gone 6-4 with a 3.21 ERA, while Masahiro Tanaka is 5-7 with a 5.37 has not.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It seems unlikely at this point that Kyrie Irving will land in New York. Here's why: Carmelo Anthony's top choice in any trade, as of late Tuesday night, is to end up with the Houston Rockets, per league sources. Basically, nothing has changed since ESPN's Adrian Wojanarowski reported over a week ago that Anthony still expected the Knicks to carry out their previous plans to trade him to Houston. So Anthony has prioritized Houston over Cleveland and the Knicks, at the moment, are unwilling to include Kristaps Porzingis in a trade for Irving. So unless things change, Irving-to-New York is a long shot.

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