Sports Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey sports news from The Associated Press - New York News

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

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TORONTO (AP) - Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered last night as the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3. Chris Capuano pitched 6 1-3 innings in his first win in seven starts since joining the Yankees acquired last month in a trade with Colorado. Jose Bautista homered and Dioner Navarro had three hits, but the Blue Jays dropped to 7-17 in August.

NEW YORK (AP) - Jacob deGrom pitched seven crisp innings as the Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 last night to stay out of the NL East cellar. The Mets broke open a tie game when Phillies left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped an easy pop fly. The Mets have now won 12 of 17 games against the Phillies. Cody Asche had a run-scoring single for the Phillies, who had won four straight and six of seven

TORONTO (AP) - Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm. Tanaka said before last night's game in Toronto that he wanted to be cautious. He hasn't pitched in a game since July 8 as he recovers from a partial tear in his elbow. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it would be "maybe a week" before Tanaka throws his next bullpen session.

TORONTO (AP) - The Yankees have added left-hander Josh Outman to their roster and designated left-hander Rich Hill for assignment. Outman was acquired from Cleveland on Thursday. His contract was selected from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Friday night's game at Toronto. Hill, who began the season with the Los Angeles Angels, had no record and did not allow a run in six games with the Yankees.

NEW YORK (AP) - Rex Ryan says it's still unclear whether cornerback Dee Milliner's high ankle sprain will be healed before the New York Jets' regular-season opener against the Oakland Raiders. Milliner injured his left ankle during training camp on August 10th and hasn't practiced since. Ryan says that while Milliner, expected to be the team's top cornerback, is doing "a good job" with his rehabilitation, it's "still too early to tell" whether he'll be available for the game next Sunday.

NEW YORK (AP) - Two points from defeat, Sara Errani rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Venus Williams in a back-and-forth match at the U.S. Open. Errani won 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in the third round Friday after Williams had a chance to serve out the match in the final set. Meanwhile, Ernests Gulbis became the first man seeded in the top 20 at this year's U.S. Open to lose, blowing a two-set lead in the second round Friday against his pal and frequent practice partner, 45th-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria.

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