ATLANTA (AP) - Preston Tucker drove in a career-high five runs, Matt Wisler allowed two hits in seven innings after being called up from the minors, and the Atlanta Braves beat Matt Harvey and the New York Mets 12-4. Wisler was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett before the game for what appeared to be a fill-in start. He may have earned a longer stay in Atlanta after allowing one run on two hits with no walks.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Judge hit his fifth home run, David Robertson pitched out of an eighth-inning jam and the New York Yankees overcame some shaky defense on a chilly night to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Judge lofted a solo shot to make it 4-2 in the seventh. Robertson walked two straight to load the bases with no outs the next inning but limited Toronto to one run on Curtis Granderson's pinch-hit single. Robertson struck out two and got a flyout from Luke Maile to hold a one-run lead.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees have a message for a bullied fourth-grader in Pennsylvania. "You are not alone." The Yankees created an anti-bullying video and posted it to the team's Twitter account in response to a video created by 10-year-old Cassidy Warner. The young girl has gone viral for a Facebook video in which she holds note cards recounting bullying she's received in elementary school. The Yankees put together a video featuring 24 players and manager Aaron Boone.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey top defenseman Sami Vatanen is being listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury as the Devils prepare for a must-win Game 5 of their first-round series with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Devils coach John Hynes didn't give out much information about the injury on Thursday morning before the Devils left for Florida.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have released veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall. General manager Dave Gettleman confirmed the move during his pre-draft news conference.
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Seton Hall has hired Tony Skinn as an assistant basketball coach. Coach Kevin Willard announced the hiring on Thursday. Skinn replaces Shaheen Holloway, who left to become the head coach at nearby St. Peter's University.
NEW YORK (AP) - Dagan Nelson has been hired as basketball coach at New York University, replacing the retiring Joe Nesci. Nelson has more than 20 years of coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels, including a stint as an assistant with the Violets from 2000-02. He was head coach at SUNY New Paltz from 2007-11, his only time leading a college program.
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