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Red Sox Crush Baltimore In Boston

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In baseball, two teams in the American League in the thick of things in the East met Tuesday night in Boston, and the Red Sox destroyed Baltimore 13-2. Shane Victorino led the way with two home runs and a career-high seven runs batted in.

Despite losing Robinson Cano to an injury in the first inning, the Yankees downed the Blue Jays 7-1. Alfonso Soriano hit two home runs and Alex Rodriguez smacked the 651st of his career in the win. Oakland doubled up Detroit 6-3. Tampa Bay fell to the Angels 6-5. The White Sox edged Houston 4-3. Kansas City passed Minnesota 6-1 and Texas defeated Seattle 4-3 in 10 innings.

Checking the National League, the Mets blanked Cincinnati 5-0. The Mets have placed pitcher Matt Harvey on the 15-day DL with a partial tear of an elbow ligament. The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the Mets for a minor leaguer and player to be named later.

Washington beat Miami 2-1. Milwaukee won against Pittsburgh 7-6. St. Louis trumped Cincinnati 6-1. San Francisco beat Colorado 5-3. Arizona edged ahead of San Diego 10-9 in 10 innings and it was the Cubs over the Dodgers 3-2.

In interleague play, Atlanta shut out Cleveland 2-0.

In tennis, American Victoria Duval stunned 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur in the tournament's first round. The 17-year-old qualifier, ranked 296th, won 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.

Also winning was Victoria Azarenka and Men's top-seed Novak Djokovic.

Finally, New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz expects to play in the regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. He said the only time his injured heel hurts is when he gets out of bed in the morning.

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