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

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

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BOSTON (AP) - The New York Yankees capitalized on five Boston errors to beat the Red Sox 14-5 last night. Yangervis Solarte drove in four runs and Mark Teixeira hit his first homer of the season. CC Sabathia struck out eight while allowing two runs on three hits in six innings. Neither team played a clean game. The Red Sox walked 12 batters, hit one and had three wild pitches and a passed ball. They also allowed three stolen bases.

BOSTON (AP) - New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball. The commissioner's office issued the penalty yesterday. Pineda says he won't appeal. The ban will cost him two starts.

BOSTON (AP) - New York Yankees right-hander Ivan Nova has decided to have season-ending Tommy John surgery for a partially torn elbow ligament. The operation is scheduled for next Tuesday. Nova left last Saturday's 16-1 loss at Tampa Bay in the fifth inning after allowing eight runs and eight hits, including four homers.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 yesterday to send Lance Lynn to his first career loss in April. Chris Young homered to start New York's comeback and slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter. Bartolo Colon allowed four hits in seven innings, struck out eight and walked none.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 last night. Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking two-run double off Brian Wilson in the ninth inning and Marlon Byrd drove in four runs. Adrian Gonzalez had tied the game 3-all in the seventh before Philadelphia scored four in the ninth.

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) - Steve Mason will start Game 4 for the Philadelphia Flyers against the New York Rangers tonight. Mason hasn't started a game since suffering an upper-body injury on April 12th. He played the final 7:15 in a 4-1 loss Tuesday night. The Rangers lead the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series 2-1.

FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) - More people than ever have signed up for a chance to play in the U.S. Open. The USGA says it received a record 10,127 entrants for the U.S. Open, which will be played June 12th to 15th at Pinehurst Number 2. That breaks the previous mark of 9,860 who entered a year ago.

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