ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brett Gardner had four hits to go with a tremendous sliding catch and the New York Yankees held on for a 12-11 victory over the Texas Rangers last night, in spite of J.P. Arencibia's seven RBIs. Gardner had a leadoff homer and two doubles, and he reached base twice in a seven-run sixth that put the Yankees ahead to stay.
BOSTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Bays beat the Red Sox 4-2 last night. Marcus Stroman had his second solid start against Boston in five days, and Colby Rasmus hit a solo homer. Xander Bogaerts homered and Dustin Pedroia added an RBI double for Boston, which has dropped all five games in Fenway Park against Toronto.
BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester has been scratched from tonight's start against the Blue Jays, with the possibility that he could be traded before tomorrow's trade deadline. Right-hander Brandon Workman will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make the start.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 6-0 last night. Cole Hamels pitched eight shutout innings and finally got some run support when Chase Utley hit a grand slam. Hamels has won three straight starts. For a while, it looked as though this one might end like his last two, 2-1 wins over the Braves and Giants. But with the Phillies up 2-0 and two outs in the seventh, Mets starter Dillon Gee suddenly lost his control.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Dream snapped a four-game losing streak with an 89-80 win over the Connecticut Sun yesterday. Angel McCoughtry led Atlanta with 25 points. Kelsey Bone led Connecticut with 18 points and 13 rebounds, rookie Alyssa Thomas added 17 points and Chiney Ogwumike had 16, but the Sun lost their fourth straight game.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Sealver Siliga had surprising success as a defensive tackle with the New England Patriots last season. He was one of several players who stepped in after tackles Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly sustained season-ending injuries. Now, he's in a large group of defensive tackles competing for playing time.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin got together before practice yesterday and aired their frustrations. The first-round draft choice out of LSU has been sidelined since the first day of training camp when he aggravated a hamstring injury.
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - New York Jets rookie safety Calvin Pryor sat out practice yesterday while he recovers from a concussion. Head coach Rex Ryan says the first-round pick is "making strides." Pryor was hurt during a kickoff return on Saturday and is going through the NFL-mandated protocol on head injuries.
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan likes the outward confidence his players are showing in training camp, saying it's "a good sign" for his team. Ryan has always been known to make bold proclamations since becoming coach in 2009. While he has toned down some of the bravado in recent seasons, his players have stepped in for him.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Former Kentucky guard James Young says he's "good to go" after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics' first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA's summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before last month's NBA draft.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer says a Connecticut minor league baseball player hit by former major leaguer Jose Offerman in a 2007 baseball bat attack has won nearly $1 million in a lawsuit. Yesterday, a jury awarded $940,000 to Bridgeport Bluefish catcher Johnathan Nathans, who wanted $4.8 million.
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