Sports Minute: Here is the latest Arizona sports news from The Associated Press - Tucson News Now

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

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PHOENIX (AP) - Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered, Justin Verlander moved into third place on Detroit's career strikeout list and the Tigers opened their interleague series in Arizona by beating the Diamondbacks 4-3 last night. Miguel Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning with a booming single just below the home run line on the Chase Field porch in left-center. Gerardo Parra homered for Arizona.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Gonzalez reached base five times and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 last night. Ryu (11-5) joined Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw in making the Dodgers the first team in the majors with three 11-game winners. The left-hander allowed two runs and five hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

PHOENIX (AP) - Isaiah Thomas says he considers himself a starting point guard in the NBA but he's willing to sacrifice that to play for a winning team. Thomas was acquired by the Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade deal with Sacramento. The Suns employ a double point-guard system and envision a rotation between Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe and Thomas.

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Suns have announced the signing of forward Anthony Tolliver. The two sides reached a deal last week. This is the seventh NBA team for the 6-foot-8 Tolliver, an accurate 3-point shooter who could help fill the void left by the departure of Channning Frye. The two-year contract is worth $6 million, but only $400,000 is guaranteed in the second season.

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