ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 yesterday to end a five-game losing streak. David Ortiz hit a three-run home run off Chris Archer in the third inning after a walk and Dustin Pedroia's infield single. Ortiz's homer was his fifth in seven games and 29th at Tropicana Field. It was the 456th of his career.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays rallied after wasting three leads to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 yesterday for their first series win in the Bronx in nearly two years. Dioner Navarro hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth inning.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win yesterday. Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, and rookie Jacob deGrom pitched well into the seventh. DeGrom held the Brewers to four hits and two walks, exiting with one out in the seventh after allowing two singles. Vic Black got out of that jam.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - The Minnesota Lynx beat the Connecticut Sun 76-65 yesterday. Maya Moore had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Rebekkah Brunson had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Lynx. Kelsey Bone had 15 points and nine rebounds and Alyssa Thomas added eight points and nine rebounds for the Sun, who have lost 10 of 12.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - The New England Patriots are off today before resuming practice tomorrow. The team's fourth practice of training camp ended yesterday with heavy rain. Players left the field about two hours into the workout.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Despite coming off one of the best years of his 12-year NFL career, Giants kicker Josh Brown is facing stiff competition from free agent Brandon McManus. Brown says he's not surprised and that it's just part of the business of being a kicker. He connected on 23-of-26 field-goal tries and nailed all 31 of his PATs for 100 points last season.
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Michael Vick believes he can still start in the NFL. The New York Jets quarterback also believes he can still be a star. Right now, he's in line to back up Geno Smith this season. Just as he did last year in Philadelphia, he's doing everything he can as a high-profile mentor to help a young quarterback get better.
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