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WAMC's Daily Sports Wrap


Albany, NY – Well the Yankees have finally won a series against the Red Sox...

Last night at Fenway, Russell Martin's seventh inning double drove in two, lifting New York over Boston 4-2 in the rubber game of the series. Mariano Rivera closed out the ninth, fanning Adrian Gonzalez with the bases loaded. The Yankees move within a half game of the Red Sox in the division.

Elsewhere in the AL, Texas trounced Tampa Bay 7-2, Kansas City outlasted Detroit 11-8, Oakland shutout Cleveland 7-0, Toronto bounced Baltimore 8-6, and the Angels held off Seattle 4-3.

Over to the NL, in Queens, Miguel Batista allowed two runs in six innings, earning his 100th career win in his Mets debut, as New York beat Florida 7-5.

Elsewhere, St. Louis doubled up Milwaukee 8-4, Philadelphia downed Cincinnati 6-4, the Dodgers dumped Pittsburgh 6-4, and Atlanta got by Washington 5-2.

In NFL news, the Titans and Chris Johnson have agreed on a four-year contract extension, worth $53.5 million, including $30 million guaranteed.

And just what the Giants needed, another injury on defense... Head coach Tom Coughlin says linebacker Clint Sintim ruptured the patella tendon in his right knee last night, during New York's 18-17 preseason win over New England. Sintim will miss the entire season.

To college football, where the 2011-2012 season kicked off last night... In Top 25 action, 11th-ranked Wisconsin blew out UNLV 51-17, and 20th-ranked Mississippi State hammered Memphis 59-14.

In tennis, results from Day 4 of the U.S. Open... On the Men's side, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Mardy Fish, and Tomas Berdych cruised into Round 3, while seventh-seed Gael Monfils was upset by Juan Carlos Ferrero.

On the Women's side, Victoria Azarenka, Franchesca Schiavone, and Serena Williams all won their Round 2 matches. And Sloane Stephens and Vania King, both ranked outside the top 100, upset seeded players at the U.S. Open, giving the United States five women in the third round, its most since 2004.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.