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

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NEW YORK (AP) - 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.

NEW YORK (AP) - 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.

SEATTLE (AP) - 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.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 last night. Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer to spoil Cliff Lee's return from the disabled list. Hunter Pence had three hits and two RBIs, Buster Posey drove in two runs and the Giants remained tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the NL West. Making his first start since May because of an elbow injury, Lee allowed six runs and 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have placed righty Matt Cain on the disabled list because of elbow inflammation. Cain is only 2-7 with a career-worst 4.18 ERA in 15 games. He's earning $20 million this season, and is in the middle of a $140 million, eight-year contract. Yusmeiro Petit will start tonight against the Phillies instead of Cain.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - 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.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - 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.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl. Authorities say Keelan Johnson, a first-year safety, was arrested early Saturday following a confrontation with officers outside a bar in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, home of Arizona State University. Johnson played in 49 games for the school.

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