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Wake N’ Blog For June 9th: Squirrel In Michigan Is Proud To Be An American

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MLB Roundup. Johnny Damon, Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher and Derek Jeter all homered in the Yankees’ 5-3 win over Tampa Bay. David Ross got the game-winning hit with a bases loaded single as the Braves outlasted the Pirates 7-6 in 15 innings. The Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers split their doubleheader, with Detroit winning the first game 5-4 on Brandon Inge’s run-scoring single in the 9th and Chicago winning 6-1 in the second game behind a one-hit, eight inning performance by Jose Contreras. Sean West brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning as Floirda beat San Francisco 4-0. [MLB.com Scoreboard]

U.S. Open Qualifying. David Duvall, J.B. Holmes, Fred Funk, Matt Kuchar and Senior Tour Rookie Tom Lehmann all qualified for the U.S. Open at Bethpage via sectional qualifying yesterday. Those who will not be in attendance at the U.S. Open are Davis Love III, Chris DiMarco, Charles Howell III, Jose Maria Olazabal and Lee Janzen; but by far the most disappointing news out of sectionnal qualifying: John Daly did not make the cut, shooting a 70 and 73. I think I’ll miss his outfits the most. [Bloomberg.com]

Don’t Tread On Patriotic Squirrel! A squirrel has been stealing miniature American flags off graves at a Port Huron, Michigan cemetary and bringing them up to his nest. Hey, as long as he takes them down at night and inside when it rains I don’t see a problem with it. [AOL News/AP]

Oh, but there is one thing: rumor has it, the squirrel isn’t even an American! He’s from Canada!