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MLB Roundup: Yanks Take Two from Toronto

NEW YORK -- Jayson Nix hit a tying homer in the seventh inning and a game-ending single in the ninth, lifting the Yankees to their second comeback victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, 3-2 in the nightcap for a doubleheader sweep.

In the opener, Robinson Cano and Chris Stewart each hit three-run homers to rally the Yankees from four runs down to beat the Blue Jays 8-4. Toronto lost slugger Jose Bautista to a sore hip early in the game.

Cano had an RBI single in the second game and had six hits and five RBIs for New York in the two games.

Ichiro Suzuki singled and doubled in the first game, leaving him one shy of 4,000 combined hits during his careers in Japan and the major leagues.

With fans standing and chanting "Ichi-ro!" in the eighth, he grounded out. Suzuki pinch ran in the second game and scored the winning run.

INDIANS: Cleveland released former Red Sox right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. He is now a free agent.

The right-hander spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus, where he went 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts for the Clippers. The Indians had signed him to a minor-league deal in February, but Matsuzaka did not make the 40-man roster and was released before re-signing with Cleveland.

The Indians were intrigued by the 32-year-old, who helped the Boston Red Sox win a World Series title in 2007. But since 2008, Matsuzaka has been slowed by elbow issues and he underwent Tommy John surgery two years ago. His velocity was noticeably down at spring training.


D-BACKS 5, REDS 2: In Cincinnati, Paul Goldschmidt set a Diamondbacks record with his third grand slam of the season, and became the first NL player to drive in 100 runs.

Goldschmidt connected in the eighth inning off J.J. Hoover, ending the reliever's streak of 23 scoreless appearances. His 31st homer tied him with Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez for the NL lead.

Left-hander Patrick Corbin (13-3) stymied Cincinnati's lefty-dominated lineup, pitching a six-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

DODGERS: Yasiel Puig was benched against the Miami Marlins, and manager Don Mattingly says the one-day move was made because of the rookie's slump.

Puig was late arriving at the ballpark for Monday's game, but Mattingly said the decision to sit him had already been made.

The young outfielder was hitless in his past 11 at-bats and 6-for-35 (.171) over his past nine games, dropping his average to .351.

Puig received a standard fine for his late arrival, Mattingly said.

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