DETROIT (AP) - The New York Yankees chased David Price with nine straight hits in the third inning, beating the Detroit Tigers 8-4 last night. The Yankees scored all eight of their runs in the third off Price, who had pitched a one-hitter in his previous start. Jacoby Ellsbury started the barrage, and New York went all the way through the batting order until the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner was pulled after the ninth hit of the inning.
DETROIT (AP) - Derek Jeter was given two seats from Tiger Stadium during a ceremony before the Yankees played Detroit last night. The three-game series is the retiring shortstop's final appearance in Detroit unless the Tigers and Yankees meet in the playoffs. Jeter went to high school in Michigan at Kalamazoo Central.
DETROIT (AP) - The New York Yankees have reached a minor league deal with outfielder Chris Young, who played 88 games this season with the crosstown Mets. The 30-year-old hit .205 for the Mets before his release this month. He's shown power at times in his career, hitting 32 home runs in 2007 with Arizona, but he's always struggled to get on base.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 last night to stop a three-game losing streak. Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, and Julio Teheran won his third straight start. Hayward connected on Wheeler's third pitch of the game for his 11th homer this season.
TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 last night. Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning for the Blue Jays. Red Sox slugger David Ortiz returned to the lineup after sitting out the previous two games with a sore right foot. He gave the Red Sox their first hit with a one-out single in the fourth.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Michael Vick is coming back to Philadelphia wearing a different shade of green and a new uniform number. The four-time Pro Bowl quarterback is expected to start for the New York Jets against the Eagles in tonight's preseason finale. He probably won't see much action before giving way to Matt Simms. Jets starter Geno Smith and most of the Number 1s for both teams aren't playing.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ecuador will play Bolivia in an exhibition game on September 6th at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ecuador will also play the United States on October 10th at Ecuador at East Hartford, Connecticut. That's the final scheduled international match for American star Landon Donovan, who plans to retire at the end of the Major League Soccer season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka got into a bit of a tiff with a spectator, telling him to "Shut up," on the way to beating 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) in the second round of the U.S. Open. In a match that finished early this morning, the third-seeded Wawrinka quickly built a two-set lead before faltering a bit, muttering aloud at himself after one miss: "Too many mistakes!"
NEW YORK (AP) - Two-time U.S. Open champion Venus Williams reached the tournament's third round for the first time since 2010, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 6-4 last night. The 19th-seeded Williams had departed in the second round at Flushing Meadows three years in a row. At 34, she's the oldest woman left in the draw.
NEW YORK (AP) - Maria Sharapova rallied from a set down to overcome a shaky serve and advance at the U.S. Open. The five-time major champion beat 95th-ranked Alexandra Dulgheru 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the second round yesterday. She had nine double-faults and 46 unforced errors, but her conditioning was the difference.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Former major league baseball player Jose Offerman is appealing a federal court order that he pay $940,000 to a catcher injured during a minor league brawl in Connecticut in 2007. Last month, a jury awarded the money to former Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans. He says he suffered career-ending injuries when Offerman hit him in the head with a bat.
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