NEW YORK (AP) – Ichiro Suzuki (EE’-cheer-oh soo-ZOO’-kee) went 7-for-8 in a doubleheader and had a go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees complete a doubleheader sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 2-1 win last night that ensured they remained atop the AL East. Suzuki made a difficult catch with the bases loaded in the eighth inning of the opener to preserve a lead for Andy Pettitte (PEHT’-iht) in a 4-2 victory.
WASHINGTON (AP)- The Nationals are one victory away from becoming the first Washington-based baseball team to make it into the postseason since 1933 — when Franklin Roosevelt was in the White House. The Nationals scratched out a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening game of a doubleheader but lost the nightcap 7-6 on Matt Kemp’s homer in the ninth.
DETROIT (AP) -The Detroit Tigers have climbed within two games of the first-place Chicago White Sox in the AL Central. Miguel Cabrera hit his 41st homer in the Tigers’ 6-2 win over Oakland, their 28th victory in their last 36 home games, while the White Sox were being blanked 3-0 in Kansas City.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The New York Giants will be without NFC offensive player of the week Hakeem Nicks for tonight’s game against the Carolina Panthers in a matchup of 1-1 teams. Nicks, a wide receiver, has a foot injury, adding to the list of injured players for the Super Bowl-champion Giants in their first road game of the season.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – There’s AP Top-25 college football tonight with No. 24 Boise State hosting Brigham Young on the blue turf of Boise State. This is first of a dozen games scheduled between the two programs over the next 12 years.