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Durham a Receiver of Gifts

Associated Press

Chicago White Sox leadoff hitter Ray Durham tied the major league record by reaching on an error three times against the Cleveland Indians.

Durham reached on first baseman Jim Thome’s error in the first, on pitcher Charles Nagy’s error in the third and again on Thome’s error in the fifth. He scored all three times.

After the game, the White Sox recalled Wil Cordero from the minors and announced he’ll bat sixth and play first base. Cordero, who pleaded guilty to beating and threatening his wife last year, batted .286 with two homers and 11 RBIs at double-A Birmingham.

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Yankees, stay home. That’s what New Jersey residents say when asked if their leaders should play ball with New York Yankee owner George Steinbrenner on building a stadium on their side of the Hudson River.

Only 27% of New Jersey residents surveyed in a Quinnipiac College poll say they want the Bronx Bombers to move to the Garden State. Nearly half said they want the Yankees to stay in New York, while a quarter remain undecided, according to the poll.

There is one wrinkle: If they build a ballpark in the Meadowlands, nearly two-thirds said they would come. But six out of 10 residents say Steinbrenner, not the state or an independent authority, should shell out the cash for Jersey real estate.

The error margin of the poll, conducted from April 15-20, is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.

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