Sports Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey sports news from The Associated Press - NBC40.net

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

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NEW YORK (AP) - Ichiro Suzuki homered for the first time since last August, prolonging extended slumps against the New York Yankees for Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays. Suzuki hit a go-ahead, three-run shot in the third inning, and the Yankees overcame an early deficit to beat the Blue Jays 6-4 last night.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers last night. The Mets trailed 3-0 entering the ninth inning, but Daniel Murphy led off with a double off closer Francisco Rodriguez (4-4), who blew his fourth save of the season. David Wright followed with an RBI single.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Domonic Brown homered, doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night. Grady Sizemore had three hits, including the 1,000th of his career, with a double and an RBI for Philadelphia, which had a rare offensive outburst.

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Mets say pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka (DYS'-kay maht-soo-ZAH'-kah) is returning to New York to have his right elbow examined. Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that the 33-year-old Matsuzaka felt something in his elbow a day earlier. Matsuzaka pitched two innings and gave up three earned runs in the Mets' 9-1 loss at Milwaukee on Thursday night.

NEW YORK (AP) - Left-hander Chris Capuano has been put on the Yankees' major league roster, a day after he was acquired from the Colorado Rockies. Capuano will start Saturday against Toronto, with Shane Greene pushed back to Sunday. New York designated right-hander Chris Leroux for assignment Friday to clear a roster spot.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Injured middle linebacker Jon Beason says he is hopeful he can play in a preseason game for the Giants. Beason has been sidelined since breaking a bone in his right foot and incurring ligament damage in June. The 29-year-old Beason is running on an underwater treadmill, is active in the weight room, and he's eager to get back on the field.

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Jason Babin is practicing with the Jets a day after signing a two-year deal. The 34-year-old Babin is expected to be a pass-rushing specialist. He was wearing No. 58 on Friday and listed as a linebacker, though he has also played defensive end. Babin signed Thursday after agreeing to terms Wednesday, shortly before the team reported for training camp at SUNY Cortland.

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