Created: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:16:12 EST
Updated: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:16:12 EST
Dodgers rough up Peavy and pad NL West lead
UNDATED (AP) — The first-place Los Angeles Dodgers gave Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) a rude greeting in his debut for the San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers roughed up Peavy for four runs in six innings as they finished a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory at AT&T Park. Carl Crawford's RBI triple highlighted a three-run fifth inning against Peavy. The victory gives the Dodgers a game and a-half lead over the Giants in the NL West.
The 33-year-old right-hander started against the division-leading Dodgers, a day after being acquired in a trade with Boston. Peavy was 1-9 with Boston. Dan Uggla, another new acquisition, didn't fare very well either. The Giants second baseman went 0-for-3 and made two errors leading to an unearned run. Uggla was 0-for-8 with three errors in the series.
The Dodgers beat the Giants on consecutive nights with great pitching from Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee), Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu (HYOON JIHN ree-OO'). Ryu improved to 12-5 by holding the Giants to three runs in six innings, striking out seven.
In other Sunday baseball:
— The Tampa Bay Rays' nine-game win streak is over. David Ortiz's three-run home run, his 25th of the season, helped the Boston Red Sox end their five-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Rays.
— The Toronto Blue Jays won their first series at Yankee Stadium in nearly two years by edging the Yankees 5-4. Dioner (dee-AH'-nur) Navarro hit a go-ahead single with two outs in the ninth for the Jays, who have a one-game lead over the Yanks for the second wild card in the AL.
— Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set.
— Doug Fister improved to 10-2 as the Washington Nationals beat slumping Cincinnati 4-2. Adam LaRoche drove in two runs. The Reds have lost eight of nine since the All-Star break.
— Atlanta stayed a game and a-half back of Washington in the NL East by beating San Diego 8-3. Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning.
— Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off in a three-run seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 to avoid a four-game sweep.
— Carlos Santana hit two more home runs, giving him six in six games, and the Cleveland Indians beat Kansas City 10-3. That ends the Royals' winning streak at five.
— Baltimore edged Seattle 3-2 in 10 innings. Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs, including the go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th.
— AL West leader Oakland routed Texas 9-3. A's catcher John Jaso had two hits and three RBIs for the Athletics, who maintained their two-game lead over the L.A. Angels. Scott Kazmir improved to 12-3.
— The Angels nipped Detroit 2-1 for their third straight win. David Freese (freez) hit a tiebreaking homer off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth.
— Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer, rookie Jacob deGrom improved to 5-5 and the New York Mets split a four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers with a 2-0 win.
— Josh Harrison had four hits, including a tiebreaking homer, to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5.
— Garrett Jones and Marcell Ozuna homered to lead the Miami Marlins over the Houston Astros 4-2 and complete a three game sweep.
— Slumping Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer in the first inning and scored what proved to be the winning run in the sixth to lead Philadelphia to a 4-2 win over Arizona. Howard's 16th homer of the season came off of Diamondbacks starter Vidal Nuno.
BASEBALL-HALL OF FAME
Class of 2014 has Atlanta flavor
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame has added six new members who have taken their place among the greats of the game.
It was a big day for the Atlanta Braves, who saw former pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine enshrined along with longtime manager Bobby Cox. Those three were part of a dominating Braves era that saw the team win 14 straight division titles. Maddux and Glavine are 300-game winners and Cox is fourth on the all-time victory list.
No. 3 on that list is Tony LaRussa, who has also been inducted along with fellow managing great Joe Torre. LaRussa is a four-time manager of the year who won 12 division titles, six pennants and three World Series. Torre is fifth on the managerial wins list and captured 10 division titles, six AL pennants and four World Series with the Yankees.
Slugger Frank Thomas rounds out the class of 2014. He hit .301 with 521 homers and 1,704 RBIs in his 19-year career mostly with the White Sox.
Gordon makes history at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Gordon won the first Brickyard 400 in 1994. He's not a record-breaking five-time winner in the Sprint Cup race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Gordon grabbed the lead from Kasey Kahne (KAYN) during a re-start with 17 laps to go and pulled way for the victory.
Kyle Busch finished a distance second, followed by Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano.
The win moves Gordon into a tie with Michael Schumacher (SHOO'-mah-kur), whose five Formula One victories at Indy had been the gold standard.
The victory also adds to Gordon's lead in the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings.
Roush, Edwards end relationship
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carl Edwards' 11-year run with Roush-Fenway Racing will end after this NASCAR season.
Roush officials confirm that Edwards will not be back in the No. 99 Ford, which had long been rumored but not substantiated because Edwards refuses to publicly discuss contract negotiations. He's believed to be headed to Joe Gibbs Racing in a new fourth car, but his contract with Roush doesn't permit him to announce his plans until September.
FORMULA ONE-HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull overtook Ferrari's Fernando Alonso near the end of the race to win the Hungarian Grand Prix, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career.
Lewis Hamilton, who started from the pit lane after his engine caught on fire during qualifying, was third, holding off Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who started from pole position.
Rosberg still leads the championship with 202 points, followed by Hamilton with 191 and Ricciardo with 131.
GOLF-SENIOR BRITISH OPEN
Langer rolls to record win
BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — With a commanding eight-shot lead heading into the final round, Bernhard Langer (LAHN'-gur) didn't let up at the Senior British Open. The German is celebrating a record-shattering 13-shot win after posing a final round 4-under 67. Langer adds the title to the one he won in 2010.
Colin (KAH'-lihn) Montgomerie, who has already claimed two senior majors this year, had to be content with second this time. He shot a final-round 2-under 69.
Clark passes Furyk for win
MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk (FYOOR'-ihk).
Clark closed with a 5-under 65 to overtake Furyk who entered the final round with a three-shot lead in an attempt to claim his third win in the tournament.
But Clark started his charge on the 11th hole and when Furyk failed to birdie the No. 18, the victory was his. Furyk closed with a 69.
Americans not in the finals
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The top-seeded Americans aren't on hand today for the singles matches in the inaugural LPGA International Crown team event. They were eliminated in a playoff by South Korea, which advanced with a wildcard berth.
Joining them will be Thailand, Spain, Japan and Sweden.
Scott's "dream come true"...Hawks' Millsap added to roster
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Byron Scott says "it's a dream come true" to come back and be the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Scott, who won three NBA titles as a shooting guard for the Lakers, told KCBS-TV he will take over the club, which hasn't had a coach since Mike D'Antoni (dan-TOH'-nee) resigned April 30.
ESPN.com first reported Scott would take over the Lakers with a four-year, $17 million contract.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap was added to Team USA's roster for the training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas. Millsap averaged 17.9 points last season for Atlanta and was selected to the Eastern Conference All-Star team.
USA Basketball also announced that Jimmy Butler will be unable to participate in the training camp because of a groin injury.
Kevin Love, Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi (kuh-WY') Leonard recently withdrew from the roster that will be cut to 12 for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.
LeBron is 23 again
UNDATED (AP) — LeBron James is returning to the No. 23 that he wore in his first go-around with the Cleveland Cavaliers and during his playing days dating back to high school.
James tweeted that he would wear 23 again after heading back to the Cavaliers from Miami, where he wore No. 6.
About 10 days ago, James turned to social media to help him choose which number he'll wear next season with the Cavaliers.
Isner goes back-to-back
ATLANTA (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner (IHZ'-nur) overpowered Dudi Sela to successful defend his Atlanta Open title, blowing serve after serve past the 5-foot-9 Israeli player in a 6-3, 6-4. Isner is 6 feet 10.
CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCE
PARIS (AP) — Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France, becoming the first Italian to win cycling's greatest race in 16 years.
The 29-year old entered the final stage with a lead of well over seven minutes and took what amounted to a leisurely ride through the countryside into Paris to claim his victory.
Nibali is only the sixth rider to win all three Grand Tours — France, Italy and Spain— and is the first Italian to win the Tour de France since Marco Pantani in 1998.