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

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Colby Lewis retired the last 13 batters he faced in seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers clinched their first series victory in a month, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 last night. Brett Gardner led off the game with a homer for the second straight night, after homering twice in the series-opening loss for New York.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 yesterday. Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler's sixth straight strong start. The Mets sent 10 men to the plate in the seventh inning, scoring five insurance runs off the Philadelphia bullpen to take two of three in the series.

BOSTON (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1 last night for a series sweep. Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in almost two months, and Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs. Boston's Brandon Workman fell behind quickly after being called up from Triple-A to replace trade bait Jon Lester.

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox have traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named. The Red Sox announced the deal before last night's game against Toronto. The 26-year-old Doubront was 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 games. He began the season in the rotation and was moved to the bullpen in late June.

BOSTON (AP) - ESPN announcers will call Sunday night's Red Sox-Yankees game from atop Fenway Park's Green Monster. The network says Dan Shulman and John Kruk will be located in Section 9 of the stands above the stadium's famous Wall. Boston first installed the Green Monster seats in 2003.

FOSBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Lee Nguyen had a goal and an assist and the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids 3-0 last night to end an eight-game losing streak. New England had only scored four goals during the losing streak that was one short of the club record.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - James Develin is getting more practice time at tight end because of injuries, while continuing to run plays from his usual fullback position. Rob Gronkowski isn't ready for full-time practice as he continues his recovery from knee surgery, and Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices with an undisclosed injury.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - New York Giants running back David Wilson will not practice for the rest of the week and is out for Sunday's Hall of Fame game. In Tuesday afternoon's practice, Wilson took a short pass from backup quarterback Curtis Painter and ran with his head down into the back of reserve guard Eric Herman. Soon after, Wilson was taken off the field by an assistant trainer.

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - New York Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro is confident he will be able to bounce back from what has so far been a rocky start to training camp. The second-round draft pick has missed some time with tendinitis in his right knee, and has been prone to mistakes at times when he has practiced.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman Andy Greene to a long-term contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 31-year-old Greene, who has spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Devils, had one year remaining on his current contract at $3.5 million.

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