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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut sports news from The Associated Press

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 4-2 last night. Yu Darvish struck out eight in seven innings for his 10th victory, and J.P. Arencibia had a tiebreaking two-run single for the Rangers. Brett Gardner homered twice and Derek Jeter had three hits off Darvish, who threw 80 of his 108 pitches for strikes five days after losing a rain-shortened game in New York.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets crushed the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 last night. Travis d'Arnaud went 3 for 4 with a three-run homer, and Bartolo Colon made his second straight strong start. D'Arnaud hit one of three doubles for the Mets as they took a 4-0 lead in the first. Then, the catcher's seventh home run of the season broke the game open in the fifth.

BOSTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays romped past the Boston Red Sox 14-1 last night. Melky Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and drove in five runs, and R.A. Dickey pithed three-hit ball for seven innings. The Blue Jays won for the sixth time in seven games while the Red Sox lost one day after stopping a five-game slide that began in Toronto with three losses.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Big Papi's style. Yesterday he said, "I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat."

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - There are 185 new smiles in Sudan these days, and New York Jets offensive lineman Oday Aboushi helped create them all. He was part of a five-day surgical mission by the Islamic Medical Association of North America in early March to repair cleft lips in the African country.

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