Sports Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey sports news from The Associated Press - My9 New Jersey

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

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay last night, the fifth time a New York Yankees batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the past week. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout and was ejected after New York's captain was hit.

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Alexi Amarista had three hits, including a go-ahead two-run homer, to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Amarista's two-out homer in the sixth inning off A.J. Burnett (8-17) put the Padres ahead 4-3.

NEW YORK (AP) - Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year, Ruben Tejada capped a four-run fourth inning with a two-run double, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid. The 23-year-old Flores hit a three-run shot in the fifth and a two-run drive in the seventh - both off reliever Brad Penny.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants placed cornerback Walter Thurmond III and wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. They were injured Sunday in New York's 25-14 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Thurmond had surgery Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Jernigan has a mid-foot sprain.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka is likely to rejoin the Yankees' rotation Sunday after an absence of more than two months. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the Japanese right-hander tentatively is set to start against Toronto at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka will throw another bullpen session before the start.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - New York Yankees infielder-outfielder Martin Prado has had an appendectomy and will miss the rest of the season. The team announced that Prado had the surgery early yesterday. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list.

DEAL, N.J. (AP) - Former Alabama tennis player Susan West won two matches yesterday in the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur to advance to the quarterfinals at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, New Jersey. The 50-year-old West, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, beat Susan Cohn of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 2 and 1 in the second round, and topped Martha Leach of Hebron, Kentucky, 1 up in the third round. Leach upset two-time defending champion Ellen Port of St. Louis 3 and 2 in the second round.

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