AP Monday Sports Roundup
Day wins Wanamaker Trophy
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Jason Day held at least a share of the 54-hole lead in each of the last three majors. This time, he closed the deal.
Day has won the PGA Championship with a record-setting performance that left him three shots ahead of reigning Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth. The 27-year-old Australian closed with a 5-under 67 for a 20-under total, breaking Tiger Woods' major championship record for most strokes under par. Woods finished at 19-under when he captured the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews.
Day started the final round with a two-shot lead and continued to extend that advantage. He birdied the par-5 16th hole to get to minus-20 before closing with back-to-back pars.
Day showed his emotions following his first major victory. He closed the U.S. Open in June with a 74 to finish tied for ninth and had to settle for a fourth-place tie at the British Open last month before conquering Whistling Straits.
Spieth fell short in his bid to join Ben Hogan and Woods as the only players to win three majors in the same season. However, his second-place showing allowed him to pass Rory McIlroy as the world's top-ranked golfer.
Branden Grace finished alone in third at 15-under, one stroke ahead of Justin Rose. Brooks Koepka and Anirban Lahiri tied for fifth at 13 under.
Jays rebound to top Yankees
UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are back within a half-game of first place in the American League East after avoiding a three-game sweep by the division-leading New York Yankees.
Drew Hutchison improved to 12-2 by holding the Yankees to a run and three hits over 6 2/3 innings to lead the Jays' 3-1 victory. He blanked the Bombers until Jacoby Ellsbury's home run in the sixth.
Jose Bautista belted his 28th homer of the season, a two-run shot that capped Toronto's three-run third.
The two clubs meet seven more times this season.
Baltimore is within four games of the Yankees after the Orioles tied a team record with 26 hits in an 18-2 laugher over Oakland. Adam Jones homered twice, including a two-run blast that capped the Birds' nine-run fifth. Gerardo Parra went 5-for-6 with three RBIs, while Caleb Joseph was 3-for-4 with a home run and four ribbies.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Houston pulled out a 6-5 win over Detroit on Jose Altuve's walk-off, RBI single in the bottom of the ninth. Colby Rasmus hit solo homers in his first two at-bats, but the Astros blew a 5-2 lead before Jake Marisnick tripled and scored the winning run. The Astros stretched their lead in the AL West to 3 ½ games over the second-place Angels.
— Los Angeles blew a 2-1 lead in the ninth inning of a 3-2, 10-inning loss at Kansas City. Kole Calhoun's solo blast put the Angels ahead 2-1 in the eighth, but Alex Rios tied it with a sacrifice fly and Kendrys Morales won it with a base hit that keeps the AL Central-leading Royals 12 games ahead of Minnesota. Ben Zobrist doubled home the Royals' first run and scored the game-winner.
— Texas completed a three-game sweep of Tampa Bay 5-3, which currently puts the Rangers just one game behind the Angels and Orioles for the second AL wild-card berth. Beltre broke a 3-3 tie in the third with a solo shot, one inning before Ryan Strausborger socked his first big league homer. Yovani Gallardo gave up three runs in the first two innings but blanked the Rays over the next 3 1/3 for his second straight win.
— The New York Mets held onto their 4 ½-game lead over Washington in the NL East despite absorbing an 8-1 beating by Pittsburgh. The game was tied 1-1 until Pedro Alvarez, Aramis Ramirez and Gregory Polanco delivered RBI hits in a four-run seventh following a rain delay and an error by pitcher Bobby Parnell. Ramirez had four hits and three RBIs, and Alvarez homered as the Pirates completed a sweep of the six-game season series to climb within five games of the NL Central-leading Cardinals.
— The Cards were 6-4 losers to Miami as Derek Dietrich drove in three runs and Dee Gordon had three hits for the Marlins. Adeiny Hechavarria chipped in two hits and scored twice to help the Marlins beat the Cardinals for the first time in seven tries. Jason Heyward homered twice and drove in three runs for the Redbirds, who are a major league-best 44-18 at home despite the loss.
— The Chicago Cubs' nine-game winning streak is over after Chris Sale tossed seven shutout innings and matched a career high with 15 strikeouts in the White Sox's 3-1 triumph over their city rivals. Jose Abreu, Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez homered as the White Sox earned a split of the six-game season series. The Cubs are 3 ½ games ahead of San Francisco in the battle for the second NL wild-card berth.
— Madison Bumgarner led the Giants to a 5-0 shutout and a four-game sweep of the Nationals in San Francisco. Bumgarner homered, doubled and tied a career high with 14 strikeouts in a three-hitter. Hunter Pence also homered as the Giants dealt Washington its sixth straight loss, leaving the Nationals one game under .500.
— The Dodgers still top the NL West by 2 1/2 games over the Giants after Zack Greinke tossed seven solid innings to beat Cincinnati 2-1. Greinke is 13-2 with a major league-leading 1.58 ERA after limiting the Reds to a run and six hits with eight strikeouts. He also drove in the go-ahead run with his second homer of the season.
— Shelby Miller's winless streak has reached 16 starts, but the Braves knocked off Arizona 2-1 on Cameron Maybin's home run leading off the bottom of the 10th. The Braves almost wasted an outstanding performance by Miller, who took a no-hitter into the eighth inning. Atlanta has scored just 32 runs for Miller during the winless skid.
— Seattle coughed up an early 7-0 lead before Mike Zunino and Kyle Seager each had an RBI single in the 12th inning to lift the Mariners past the Red Sox, 10-8 in Boston. Franklin Gutierrez hit a pair of two-run homers, Nelson Cruz launched his major league-leading 36th homer and Robinson Cano provided five hits and three RBIs to help the Mariners avoid a three-game sweep.
— Trevor Plouffe belted a solo homer and Kurt Suzuki laced a go-ahead, two-run single in Minnesota's 2-1 verdict over the Indians in Cleveland. Tommy Milone worked five innings and allowed a run and three hits in his first start since coming off the DL with a left elbow strain.
— Ryan Braun's team record-tying 251st career home run was a grand slam in Milwaukee's 6-1 rout of Philadelphia. Braun matched Robin Yount's team home run record and collected five RBIs as the Brewers completed a sweep of the season series.
— Chris Rusin tossed his first career complete game and Colorado snapped a six-game skid by blanking San Diego 5-0. Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo homer and Michael McKenry added a three-run double to support Rusin's five-hitter.
LPGA-CAMBIA PORTLAND CLASSIC
Henderson pulls away
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Brooke Henderson has become the third-youngest champion in LPGA Tour history at 17 years, 11 months, 6 days.
The Canadian captured the Cambia Portland Classic by eight strokes, closing with a 3-under 69 to finish at 21-under 267. The margin of victory is the largest in the history of the event and the biggest on the LPGA Tour since 2012.
Pornanong Phatlum, Ha Na Jang and Candie Kung tied for second.
Kenseth captures Michigan
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Pole sitter Matt Kenseth completed a dominating day of racing by taking the checkered flag in NASCAR's Sprint Cup race at Michigan. Kenseth led for 146 of the 200 laps on the two-mile oval to earn his third win of the season and third career win at the track.
Runner-up Kevin Harvick finished 1.7 seconds off the pace. Martin Truex Jr. was third, followed by Austin Dillon and Denny Hamlin.