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Sports Report: Red Sox Wins Fifth Straight; Celtics Get New Logo


In the American League, the Texas Rangers beat the sloppy New York Yankees 4-2 last night. Miles Mikolas earned his first win as a starter, pitching into the eighth inning. New York committed five errors — three by starting pitcher Shane Greene. Second baseman Brian Roberts and shortstop Derek Jeter made the other errors for the Yankees.

The Boston Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1 last night for their fifth straight win. David Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career, moving past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list. It was the third multihomer game of the season for Ortiz and the 44th of his career.

Elsewhere in the American League Minnesota topped Cleveland 4-3, the White Sox won against Kansas City 3-1, and it was Baltimore over the Angels 4-2.

In baseball, in interleague play, the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Mets 5-2 last night. Kyle Seager drove in two runs, Mike Zunino homered into the second deck at Safeco Field and Dustin Ackley stole a home run with a leaping catch at the wall. Mets starter Jonathon Niese dropped to 5-5 after allowing four runs and 11 hits before exiting after six innings.

Elsewhere in interleague play Detroit edged Arizona 4-3.

In the National League, San Francisco beat Philadelphia 7-4, the Dodgers trumped Pittsburgh 5-2, Miami defeated Atlanta 3-1 in 10, Milwaukee topped Cincinnati 5-2, and it was Washington over Colorado 7-2.

In other baseball news:

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will be sidelined for at least three to four games because of a strained muscle in his back. Teixeira says he's been hampered by a left lower lat injury that was causing spasms in his back for about a month. The pain escalated during New York's weekend sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.

The San Francisco Giants have signed former All-Star second baseman Dan Uggla to a minor league contract. Uggla was released last Friday by the Braves after hitting just .162 and losing his starting job.


Veteran guard Chris Snee is retiring from the New York Giants because of a series of injuries. Snee met with the team yesterday, and then decided to end his NFL career after 10 seasons. He has had two hip surgeries and is now troubled by right elbow and wrist problems. He sat out minicamp last month, but indicated he expected to play this season.

New York Giants running back David Wilson has been cleared for contact work after recovering from neck surgery. Although he attended offseason workouts with the Giants, Wilson was held back from many activities by the team's medical staff. New York's first training camp practice is today.

The Patriots have signed rookie free agent defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna and released rookie free agent DL Seali'i Epenesa. Manumaleuna was originally signed by the New York Giants as a rookie free agent out of Brigham Young in May.


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The Boston Celtics have announced a new alternate logo. It was created in-house. The Celtics say it features a modern taken on the classic image of Lucky the leprechaun spinning a basketball refurbished in a clean contemporary style.

Tour de France:

The world's best cyclists took yesterday off. The 15th stage of the Tour de France on Sunday was won by Alexander Kristoff of Norway. In the overall standings the leader remains Italy's Vincenzo Nibali.

The race to Paris continues today with the 16th stage and ends this Sunday when the competitors race down the Champs-Elysees.

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