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Jets get RB Johnson...Great pitching in the afternoon as Reds, O's, Yanks and Brewers win



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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have worked out a contract with former Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson. The 28-year-old Johnson is only the sixth player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first six seasons. But Johnson finished with 1,077 yards last year, the second-lowest total of his career.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) allowed three hits while recording a career-high 12 strikeouts as the Reds beat Pittsburgh 4-0 in Cincinnati. Despite the high strikeout total, Cueto threw just 107 pitches in his third career shutout and first since 2011. He also singled and scored on Joey Votto's (VAH'-tohz) two-run homer in the seventh, which gave the Reds a 3-0 lead.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Miguel Gonzalez worked five innings and combined with two relievers on a six-hitter in Baltimore's 3-0 shutout of Tampa Bay. The Orioles' runs came on Matt Wieters' (WEE'-turz) sacrifice fly, J.J. Hardy's RBI grounder and one of Adam Jones' two infield singles. The Rays have scored only 14 runs in their last nine games and have been held under three runs in nine of their 15 games.

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) was outstanding in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader, striking out 10 while allowing just two hits in eight innings. Carlos Beltran hit a solo homer to back Tanaka, who is 2-0 with a 2.05 ERA in his first three major league starts. The Cubs have never won in the Bronx, having been swept in the 1932 and '38 World Series before losing all three games in a regular-season series nine years ago.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wily Peralta (WIH'-lee peh-RAHL'-tah) held St. Louis to a run and six hits over 6 1/3 innings to pitch Milwaukee to a 5-1 win over the Cardinals. Jonathan LuCroy hit a two-run single and Aramis (ah-RAH'-mihs) Ramirez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. The Brewers ended a two-game skid and won for the 10th time in 12 games to improve to a major league-best 11-4.

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