DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers snapped New York's five-game winning streak with a 5-2 win over the Yankees last night. Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings for Detroit. He joined teammate Max Scherzer as the American League's only 15-game winners, allowing two runs and nine hits. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a homer in the fifth and added another solo shot in the eight for the Yankees.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 last night. Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field. Dillon Gee stopped the longest losing streak of his career at five games, outpitching Alex Wood in the opener of a three-game series.
TORONTO (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 last night in extra innings. Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, and Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs. Boston broke away from a 4-all tie for its second straight victory following an eight-game losing streak.
TORONTO (AP) - Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was out of the lineup last night for the second straight game with a sore right foot. Ortiz left Sunday's game against Seattle in the sixth, two innings after fouling a ball off his foot. The veteran slugger is batting .265 with 30 home runs, the fifth highest total in the majors.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have addressed a need to upgrade their struggling offensive line by obtaining six-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick. The deal comes less than 24 hours after the Bucs met with Richie Incognito to try to determine if one of the central figures in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal might be an answer to their problems at guard.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have placed safety Cooper Taylor and receiver Marcus Harris on injured reserve in reducing their roster to 75 players. Taylor hurt his left foot in Indianapolis on August 16th, and Harris sustained a hip injury against the Jets on Friday night.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson for the rest of the preseason after he left the team last week for 48 hours without speaking to anyone in the organization. The team says it won't release additional terms of discipline. However, Patterson is likely facing a fine.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - U.S. World Cup star Jermaine Jones is now a member of the New England Revolution. The Revolution and the Chicago Fire both wanted the midfielder. New England won the rights to sign him through a blind draw on Sunday. Jones had a goal and an assist in four starts during the World Cup in Brazil.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Landon Donovan says he will make his final appearance for the U.S. national team October 10th in a friendly against Ecuador at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Donovan is the top scorer in U.S. history with 57 goals and 58 assists in 156 appearances, but he wasn't chosen for his fourth World Cup roster earlier this summer by coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
NEW YORK (AP) - Growing up as a basketball fan, Roger Federer had a poster of Michael Jordan hanging on his bedroom wall. Last night, Federer won a first-round match at the U.S. Open with Jordan sitting in his courtside guest box. Federer delighted his childhood idol with a back-to-the-net, between-the-legs shot during a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over 76th-ranked Marinko Matosevic of Australia.
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive U.S. Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend last night. The Number 1-ranked and Number 1-seeded Williams made only eight unforced errors and needed less than an hour to get past Townsend, an 18-year-old who is ranked 103rd and was given a wild card into the draw.
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