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Peyton Manning led the Colts right down the field

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NEW YORK -- Jose Bautista was worried his injury was worse. LeSean McCoy Jersey . The star slugger landed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday but was relieved to learn theres no structural damage in his ailing left wrist. He thinks he could return to Torontos lineup as soon as hes eligible, though manager John Farrell said its too early to tell. "The last thing that we want is to push this to the point of any kind of relapse or the potential for any other damage that might be incurred if hes not fully ready to go," Farrell said. "So we can fully appreciate his eagerness, but well monitor this closely daily as we go through at least these first 15 days." Bautista left Monday nights loss to the New York Yankees after feeling pain in his wrist on an eighth-inning swing that produced a long foul ball. X-rays were negative and the Blue Jays said the All-Star right fielder had an MRI on Tuesday that revealed inflammation. Bautista called the injury a strain. "Just as I was finishing my swing, I felt something weird around my wrist, and on the recoil is when I felt sharp pain," said Bautista, who had started all 90 games this season before Tuesday night. "So obviously a little scary at the time. You cant help but think the worst. "I thought I had torn something or maybe broken my wrist, but thats not the case and Im happy to know that." Bautista wore a brace on his wrist as he answered questions from a pack of reporters in the centre of Torontos clubhouse. "The only thing that I can think of is I held on with both hands maybe longer than I usually do, and maybe my wrist got turned in a direction that it never gets turned," he said. "That just maybe put too much stress in the area and maybe kind of hyperextended it. "Just one of those freak things that you cant control or predict. Its just unfortunate that it happened at such an important part of the season and such an important game," Bautista added. "Its going to be tough to sit in the dugout." Without their biggest bopper, the Blue Jays fizzled at the plate in a 6-1 loss to CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees. Sabathias successful return from a groin strain overshadowed an encouraging outing by Brett Cecil (2-2) in his sixth major league start of the year. The 26-year-old lefty, demoted to Double-A New Hampshire at the beginning of the season, held the powerful Yankees in check for six innings and retired his final eight batters. He struck out five and walked two. Rafael Soriano entered with the bases loaded and earned his 24th save in 25 attempts when pinch-hitter J.P. Arencibia lined into a game-ending double play. The runner doubled off first base to end it was speedy prospect Anthony Gose, just called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill Bautistas roster spot. Gose made his big league debut as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and got his first career hit on a bunt single back to the mound in the ninth. The ball was tossed into the Toronto dugout to be saved as a souvenir. "Its a great feeling to get that one out of the way," Gose said. "Whatever it takes to get on base and score runs." A left-handed hitter, Gose was expected to start Wednesday against right-hander Hiroki Kuroda. Ben Francisco replaced Bautista in the lineup Tuesday against Sabathia (10-3), just activated from the disabled list after missing three weeks. The two-time defending AL home run champion, Bautista was tied for second in the majors with 27 homers. He is batting .244 with 65 RBIs and a .360 on-base percentage. "His absence will certainly be more of a challenge for us. Anytime you take one of the premier right-handed power hitters in baseball out of the lineup, its going to create a little bit of a hole," Farrell said. "But much like the injuries weve sustained in our rotation, we havent used it as an excuse. We havent allowed that to distract us." Bautista wont be able to pick up a bat for a couple of days, but hes already on medication to alleviate the inflammation. Doctors told him he wont make the injury any worse with activity, so his progress will be determined by how much pain he can tolerate. "When I move it in certain directions, its pretty tough," Bautista said. "But thats what Ive got to try to avoid. Thats why Im wearing a splint, to protect the area, too, from bumping against anything. As long as I dont move it in certain directions, Im comfortable." He can begin full treatment right away, but he cant do any strength exercises at first. "Its a good and bad news situation," Farrell said. "The bad news is hes going to be lost for some time, but the worst that we feared has been alleviated by the negative X-rays, negative MRIs, in terms of the fact that theres no tear. So at this point were just going to let the symptoms subside and then gradually bring him back based on his tolerance." The 21-year-old Gose played in the Futures Game for top prospects last week in Kansas City and said he was "shocked" to get his first call-up to the majors. He said he struck out leading off the game Monday night for Las Vegas and when he returned to the bench, he was told to stay in the dugout. Because of Bautistas injury, his next stop would be Yankee Stadium. "Strike out and next thing you know youre going to the big leagues," Gose said, adding that he had a hard time sleeping on his red-eye flight across the country. "Exciting, nerve-racking. The feelings indescribable. ... I still dont know what to think right now." But he has a simple plan for his first stint in the big leagues. "Put the bat on the ball and run fast," Gose said. "From where I started to where I am now, its night and day." Gose was hitting .292 at Las Vegas and leading the Pacific Coast League with 29 stolen bases. He had five homers, 10 triples and 41 RBIs. He was acquired by the Blue Jays from Houston in July 2010 for first baseman Brett Wallace. Farrell said Gose will likely play right field against righties and could be in the leadoff spot Wednesday. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Blue Jays transferred right-hander Brandon Morrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. Frank Gore Jersey . -- The national anthem singer at the opening game of the MasterCard Memorial Cup has been let go by tournament organizers after flashing a political message on his sweater after his performance. Victor Cruz Jersey . Cano is listed as day-to-day for the Yankees, who will close out their three- game set with the Royals this evening in the Bronx. Results of Canos CT scan at a local hospital were negative, according to a team spokesperson. Dez Bryant Jersey . Lannan (6-9) allowed just one run on seven hits, walked three and struck out four as the Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak. Lannan pick up his second win in as many starts, and over his last three outings has given up just four runs in 18 innings. Matt Ryan Womens Jersey .C. -- Steve Smiths locker is filled with dozens of boxes of new cleats, photos of his family, letters from fans and a small duffel bag containing a list Smith has carried with him for more than a decade.Julio Jones Jersey . Mike Shanahan. This ones going into overtime. Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Peyton Manning was far more efficient than Eli Manning on Sunday night, as the Indianapolis Colts dominated the New York Giants, 38-14, in a marquee interconference contest at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was the second head-to-head meeting between the Manning brothers, with Peytons Colts also getting the better of Elis Giants via a 26-21 verdict at the Meadowlands in 2006. Peyton Manning, a four-time MVP, completed 20-of-26 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns, while his younger brother connected on 13-of-24 passes for 161 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick. Donald Brown and Joseph Addai controlled things on the ground for the Colts (1-1), who bounced back nicely from a 34-24 loss to the Texans last week. Brown carried the ball 16 times for 69 yards and a score, while Addai rushed for 92 yards on 20 carries. Reggie Wayne led the receiving corps with seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Dallas Clark hauled in five passes for 83 yards and a touchdown. It was good statement and hopefully we can continue that the rest of the season and keep teams from playing those five, six DBs, Peyton Manning said of the Colts running game. You hope the team has to put a linebacker on Dallas or a safety. You feel a lot better about that as opposed to having a corner on Dallas. Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks each caught a TD pass for the Giants (1-1), who opened the season with a 31-18 win over the Panthers. Ahmad Bradshaw carried the ball 17 times for 89 yards. A frustrated Brandon Jacobs, who was limited to just eight yards on four touches, threw his helmet into the stands in the third quarter. It was said to be unintentional, but Jacobs spent the rest of the game on the sideline. Theyre the team that was embarrassed or didnt play well last weekend, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. They certainly must have had an outstanding work week and came out and played extremely well. Talk is cheap. They didnt talk about it, they played the game, they played it well. The Colts got the ball to start the game and marched down the field with ease. Peyton Manning was a perfect 5-for-5 on a 12-play, 80-yard drive that Brown capped with a seven-yard scoree. NaVorro Bowman Jersey. Brown found a hole on the left side of the line and scampered into the end zone for an early 7-0 lead. New York, which went three-and-out on its first two possessions, was set up at its own 28 following a punt. Faced with a 3rd-and-6, Eli Manning threw an incomplete pass to Nicks. However, a defensive pass interference penalty gave the Giants their initial first down of the contest. The visitors got to the Indianapolis 40 before having to punt early in the second stanza. The Colts were backed up at their own two following the punt. Indianapolis, though, used multiple runs to get to midfield. From there, Peyton Manning threw a beautiful touchdown pass to Clark for a 14-0 margin with 9:33 left until half. On the first play of the Giants ensuing possession, Eli Manning threw a deep pass to Steve Smith, who was double covered. The ball hit off a few hands before Jerraud Powers intercepted the ball for the Colts. Indianapolis added to its margin with a 38-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri. New Yorks disastrous first half continued when Eli Manning fumbled the ball away. Peyton Manning led the Colts right down the field, and his three-yard TD pass to Austin Collie with nine seconds left made it 24-0 at the break. The Giants finally got on the board early in the third quarter. Manningham beat his man down the left sideline before catching a 54-yard touchdown pass. However, New Yorks second possession of the period ended in a turnover. Eli Manning dropped back and was hit hard by Dwight Freeney. The ball came loose and Fili Moala recovered the football in the end zone for an Indianapolis touchdown, which made it 31-7 with 6:27 to go. Wayne caught a 10-yard TD pass early in the fourth to extend the Colts margin to 38-7. After Devin Moore lost a fumble late in the frame, Nicks caught a 31- yard touchdown pass to account for the final score. GAME NOTES:The Colts are 8-6 against the Giants in the regular season...Eli Manning had won nine straight September games...Indianapolis has won seven of its last eight home openers...Coughlin is now 0-6 lifetime against the Colts...Indianapolis had 410 yards of total offense, compared to 257 for New York. ' ' '