AP Monday Sports Roundup
Price, Ortiz lead Red Sox win
UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Indians had a wonderful opportunity to pad their lead in the American League Central this weekend. Instead, they dropped three of four at home to a Yankees team that was two games under .500 entering the series.
The Indians committed three errors that led to eight unearned runs in an 11-7 loss to the New York Yankees. Jacoby Ellsbury belted a two-run homer after Carlos Santana dropped a throw to first, and shortstop Francisco Lindor's throwing error contributed to a six-run fifth that gave the Yanks an 11-1 lead. Ellsbury finished with three RBIs and Brett Gardner drove in a pair to support an impressive outing by Nathan Eovaldi (eh-VAHL'-dee), who allowed just one hit over 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief after the Indians chased Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah).
The outcome keeps the Indians 6 ½ games ahead of Detroit, with Kansas City and Chicago seven games back. The Tigers, Royals and White Sox all lost on Sunday.
Elsewhere in the majors:
—Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') and Adam Lind homered in a five-run seventh as Seattle held off the Royals 8-5. Cano's two-run shot was his 21st of the season, and Lind added a three-run homer later in the inning. The Royals scored five runs over the final three innings, pulling within three on Alex Gordon's homer leading off the ninth.
— Mike Foltynewicz (ful-tuh-NEH'-vich) fanned a career-high 10 and allowed five hits in seven innings of Atlanta's 2-0 win over the White Sox. Foltynewicz earned his first win since beating the Giants on May 30, to even his record at 3-3. Jeff Francoeur (fran-KOOR') and Jace Peterson homered for the Braves.
— Josh Donaldson crushed a three-run homer and Josh Thole (TOH'-lee) lined a two-run single in Toronto's 6-1 win against the Tigers. Donaldson is the sixth player in AL history with at least 20 home runs and 80 RBIs at the All-Star break. R.A. Dickey scattered five hits in seven innings as the Blue Jays stayed two games behind the AL East-leading Orioles.
— Baltimore was a 4-2 winner over the Angels as Chris Davis smacked a two-run homer and J.J. Hardy added a solo shot and two RBIs. The two home runs give the Orioles 137 at the break, the most in club history. Chris Tillman is 12-2 after limiting Los Angeles to a run and three hits in seven innings.
— Boston completed a three game sweep of Tampa Bay behind David Price, who struck out 10 and allowed four hits over eight innings of a 4-0 shutout. David Ortiz was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, leaving the 40-year-old DH with 22 home runs, 72 RBIs and a .332 average at the break. The Red Sox dealt the Rays their 22nd loss in 25 games and stayed two games behind the AL East-leading Orioles.
— Max Kepler launched a grand slam to highlight Minnesota's five-run fifth in a 15-5 laugher over the Rangers. Kennys (KEHN'-ees) Vargas also homered before Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier belted back-to-back shots in the Twins' seven-run seventh. The Rangers' seventh loss in nine games cuts their lead in the AL West to 5 ½ games over Houston.
— The Astros were 2-1 winners against Oakland on third baseman Danny Valencia's throwing error in the bottom of the 10th. The A's were one out from a 1-0 victory until Evan Gattis (GAT'-his) laced an RBI double that scored Carlos Gomez. The Astros earned a four-game split and won for the fifth time in seven games.
— The Cubs had dropped five straight and nine of 10 before beating Pittsburgh 6-5 on Kris Bryant's RBI single in the eighth inning. Albert Almora belted a two-run homer, Addison Russell drove in two runs and Anthony Rizzo was 4-for-5 to help Chicago avoid a sweep. Sean Rodriguez and Andrew McCutchen homered for the Pirates, who had won nine of 10 before falling 7 ½ games behind the NL Central-leading Cubbies.
— Mike Leake struck out a season-high 10 over seven innings to lead St. Louis to a 5-1 win over Milwaukee. Matt Adams snapped an 0-for-27 slide with a solo homer against Brewers starter Junior Guerra (GEHR'-uh) in the second. Adams and Randal Grichuk (GRIH'-chuhk) drove in two runs apiece as the Cardinals stayed seven games off the NL Central lead.
— Washington's lead in the NL East is up to six games following their third straight win over the second-place New York Mets. Daniel Murphy homered for the third time in the series, and the Nationals overcame a pair of homers by Jose Reyes to beat the Mets 3-2. Murphy has worn out his former club this season, hitting .423 with seven home runs and 21 RBIs in 13 games.
— Giancarlo Stanton's 20th home run of the year was a two-run blast that the Marlins ahead 4-3 in a 7-3 verdict over Cincinnati. Christian Yelich (YEH'-lihch) was 3-for-5 with an RBI to help the Marlins complete a three-game sweep and move into a second-place tie with the Mets. The Marlins' bullpen tossed five innings of two-hit, shutout relief after Tom Koehler was reached for seven hits in four innings.
— Madison Bumgarner tossed a one-hit shutout and lowered his ERA to 1.94 in leading the Giants' 4-0 victory against Arizona. Bumgarner had a no-hitter until Jake Lamb singled with one out in the eighth. Buster Posey hit a two-run single and Brandon Crawford drove in two runs as San Francisco kept its 6 ½-game lead over Los Angeles in the NL West.
— Kenta Maeda (KEHN'-tah mah-AY'-dah) was sharp in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Padres, striking out 13 and yielding just a run and two hits in seven innings. Maeda lost his shutout bid when Derek Norris homered in the fifth. Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo homer and Howie Kendrick was 3-for-4 with an RBI in the Dodgers' third straight win.
— Cameron Rupp was 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and four ribbies as Philadelphia crushed Colorado 10-3. Maikel (MY'-kehl) Franco was 3-for-5 with a three-run blast to back another strong start by Zach Eflin, who held the Rockies to two runs over six innings at Coors Field.
Quintana in for Salazar in midsummer classic
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana has replaced Cleveland's Danny Salazar on the AL All-Star roster for Tuesday's game in San Diego.
It will be the first All-Star game for Quintana, who is 7-8 with a 3.21 ERA, sixth best in the American League.
Kershaw throws off mound
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw threw 25 pitches off a mound Sunday as he rehabs from a back injury.
Manager Dave Roberts says the lefty showed encouraging progress, but no timetable has been set for his return.
Kershaw is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list on Monday. He is 11-2 with a major-league best 1.79 ERA.
Murray takes second Wimbledon crown
LONDON (AP) — Andy Murray has earned a second Wimbledon championship for Britain in the last three years.
The second-seeded Scot disarmed big-serving Milos Raonic (MEE'-lohsh ROW'-nihch) 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his third major championship. Murray made only 12 unforced errors, two in the second set. He also took 50 of 65 service points over the opening two sets and never faced a break point until the final set.
Britain had gone 77 years without a Wimbledon men's champion before Murray's 2013 title.
Raonic is the first Canadian man to appear in a Grand Slam final.
Chargers stadium proposal goes to voters
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego voters will decide in November on the Chargers' proposal to raise local hotel taxes for a downtown stadium and convention facility.
If approved, the proposal could keep the team from moving to the Los Angeles area, where it has been approved by NFL ownership to join the Rams in a new stadium being built in Inglewood.
Chargers chairman Dean Spanos expressed appreciation to the more than 110,000 people who signed petitions.
The Union-Tribune reports the initiative would raise the city's tax on hotel stays from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent to finance a $1.8 billion complex.
The Chargers would contribute $650 million for the stadium portion.
Biles, Douglas headline US women's gymnastics team
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Simone Biles can officially book that plane ticket for Brazil. Same for defending Olympic champion Gabby Douglas.
Biles, the three-time world gymnastics champion, secured her spot on the U.S. Olympic team with a near flawless tour of the SAP Center in San Jose, California, last night. She earned an automatic berth on the five-woman team by strolling to the all-around title at the Olympic Trials.
Biles will be joined in Rio de Janeiro by Douglas, three-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman (AL'-ee RAYS'-mihn), Madison Kocian (KOH'-shun) and Laurie Hernandez. MyKayla Skinner, Ragan Smith and Ashton Locklear are the alternates.
While Biles has been a lock for months, the path to the Olympics was far murkier for Douglas. The 20-year-old has struggled with her form in recent weeks and fell off balance beam for a second straight night while finishing seventh behind Biles. But Douglas finished third on uneven bars behind Kocian and Locklear.
Fowler, Reed to golf for US at Rio
TROON, Scotland (AP) — Rickie Fowler and Patrick Reed have committed to play golf for the United States at the Olympics.
The US is waiting for word from Jordan Spieth (SPEETH) on whether he'll compete in Rio next month. His decision is expected Monday.
LPGA-US WOMEN'S OPEN
Lang takes major after Nordqvist is assessed penalty
SAN MARTIN, Calif. (AP) — There was a rather bizarre ending to the U.S. Women's Open, which was won by Brittany Lang over Anna Norqvist in a three-hole playoff.
Nordqvist touched the sand with her club in a bunker for a two-stroke penalty on the second extra hole, but the players weren't told of the decision until they were on the next hole.
Lang sealed the win with a short par putt on the final playoff hole, while Nordqvist made bogey to lose by three shots.
The USGA's delayed decision comes a month after Dustin Johnson played much of the final round of the U.S. Open not knowing if he would be penalized one stroke because his ball moved as he addressed it on the fifth green. Johnson wound up winning the tournament in regulation despite the penalty.
Lang closed with a 71 for a 6-under total through regulation. Nordqvist forced the playoff with a 5-under 67.
Third-round leader and top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a 75 to finish in a four-way tie for third, two strokes back.
CHAMPIONS TOUR-DICK'S SPORTING GOODS OPEN
Goydos wins by two shots
ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Goydos shot a 3-under 67 in the final round to win the Champions Tour's Dick's Sporting Goods Open.
He finished at 14 under for a two-shot triumph over Wes Short, Jr.
Portugal edges France in the final
SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Substitute Eder (ay-DEHR') rocketed a right-footed shot past the outstretched arm of diving goalie Hugo Lloris (yor'-EES) in extra time to lift Portugal to a 1-0 win over France in the Euro 2016 final.
The Portuguese won their first championship despite being without captain and star Christiano Ronaldo. He was taken off on a stretcher in the 25th minute with a left knee injury.
FORMULA ONE-BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Hamilton takes British Grand Prix
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has won the British Grand Prix for his fourth win in five races.
The 31-year-old Englishman came home 6.9 seconds in front of teammate Nico Rosberg.
The win cut Rosberg's lead in the championship standings to four points.
CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCE
Dumoulin wins stage, Froome still leads
ARCALIS, Andorra (AP) — Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin is the winner of the ninth stage of the Tour de France, finishing up in a hailstorm.
Defending champ Chris Froome held onto the overall leader's yellow jersey.
Two-time champion Alberto Contador pulled out due to a fever midway through the stage.