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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NEW YORK (AP) - Chase Headley came through with a storybook swing at the stroke of midnight in his Yankees debut, hitting a game-winning single in the 14th inning to give New York a 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers last night. Derek Jeter broke Lou Gehrig's franchise record for doubles, and the Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after both rookie starters entered with a 5.10 ERA.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees have acquired Chase Headley from the San Diego Padres for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula. The 30-year-old Headley can become a free agent after this season. He's hitting .229 with seven homers and 32 RBIs but has a .339 average since July 4th.

SEATTLE (AP) - The New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 last night. Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, and Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run. DeGrom walked one and struck out seven to improve to 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA over his last six starts.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 last night. George Kontos earned the win for the second straight night. Philadelphia's Jeff Manship surrendered four runs and lost.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Outfielder John Mayberry Jr. has been put on the 15-day disabled list because of left wrist inflammation, and the Philadelphia Phillies have recalled outfielder Darin Ruf from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Mayberry last played on Sunday in Atlanta. He's batting .213 with six homers and 21 RBIs.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants offensive line is a jumble as training camp begins. Until they kick off in the Hall of Fame game on August 3rd against Buffalo, the Giants won't have an opportunity to truly test their blockers. The next week of practices aren't likely to determine a whole lot.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have hired former receiver David Tyree as director of player development. Tyree's spectacular catch against his helmet was a key play in the team's 2008 Super Bowl upset of undefeated New England. He replaces Charles Way, who became the head of the NFL's Player Engagement Department earlier this month.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets are doing away with paper tickets for season ticket holders, while offering those fans a rewards plan for showing up regularly and behaving properly. The high-end rewards include Super Bowl tickets and a trip to a road game on the team plane.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - MetLife Stadium, site of last February's Super Bowl, has been recognized for its achievements in security. The home of the New York Jets and Giants was presented with the 2014 Facility of Merit for Safety and Security Award by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security at The University of Southern Mississippi. The NFL nominated the stadium, which also received the award in 2011.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Rangers and forward Mats Zuccarello have agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.5 million contract, avoiding salary arbitration. The 26-year-old restricted free agent had career highs of 19 goals and 40 assists in 77 games last season to lead the team in points.

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