AP Monday Sports Roundup
Stenson gets first major
TROON, Scotland (AP) — The first-timer beat the old-timer at Royal Troon.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson claimed his first major championship by outlasting 46-year-old Phil Mickelson in the final round of the British Open. Stenson tied a major record with a 63 that included 10 birdies and two bogeys. The only other player to shoot a 63 in the final round of a major was Johnny Miller at Oakmont in 1973.
Stenson closed the tournament with a 20-foot birdie putt that left him with a 20-under 264, breaking the total scoring record for a major tournament. David Toms had a 265 total at the 2001 PGA Championship, and Greg Norman was the previous Open scoring record-holder at 267 in 1993 at Royal St. George's.
The turning point in the round was when Stenson sank a 50-foot birdie putt on 15 to take a two-shot lead. It helped Stenson shed the distinction of being the best current golfer without a major title.
Mickelson was trying to become the second-oldest British Open champion in history, and the oldest since Tom Morris in 1867. He closed with a 65 for a 17-under total, three strokes back in his 11th runner-up finish at a major.
American J.B. Holmes fired a 69 to finish third at minus-6, a whopping 14 shots back. Steve Stricker was fourth at 5 under, one stroke better than Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Tyrrell Hatton.
Baddeley wins in Alabama
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Aaron Baddeley sank a 24-foot putt on the fourth playoff hole to beat Si Woo Kim and win the PGA's Barbasol Championship on Sunday at Grand National.
Baddeley finished with a 5-under 66 to match Kim at 18-under 266. Kim shot a 63 but closed with a bogey.
Playoff for the LPGA
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Lydia Ko claimed her fourth LPGA Tour victory of the season by outlasting Ariya Jutanugarn and Mirim Lee in a four-hole playoff at the Marathon Classic in Ohio.
The top-ranked Ko made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final extra hole to close out her 14th LPGA Tour title. She was 14 under through regulation.
Hamels tames Cubs
UNDATED (AP) — Cole Hamels was back on the mound at Wrigley Field Sunday for the first time since tossing a no-hitter in his last start with the Philadelphia Phillies 12 months ago. He looked pretty good in a Texas Rangers uniform, allowing an unearned run and four hits over eight innings of a 4-1 victory against the Chicago Cubs.
Hamels improved to 10-2 and allowed the Rangers to avoid a three-game sweep in their first series following the All-Star break.
Ian Desmond hit a solo homer and Robinson Chirinos delivered a run-scoring double and two RBIs for Texas, which leads the AL West by 4 1/2 games over Houston.
The Cubs still top the NL Central by eight games over St. Louis.
The Astros were 8-1 winners at Seattle behind the hitting of Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay) and Carlos Gomez. Altuve smacked a two-run homer and had three RBIs before Gomez put the game out of reach with a grand slam in the seventh inning. Collin McHugh was terrific over six innings, striking out 10 and holding the Mariners to four hits in the rubber match.
The Cardinals dropped the rubber match of their three-game set with Florida as Christian Yelich (YEH'-lihch) provided a two-run single and three RBIs in the Marlins' 6-3 triumph at St. Louis. Giancarlo Stanton doubled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh and came around to score the insurance run on Don Kelly's sacrifice fly later in the inning.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Mike Tomlin is 10-2 after yielding just one run over 7 2/3 innings to pitch Cleveland past Minnesota 6-1. Mike Napoli (NAP'-oh-lee), Tyler Naquin and Jason Kipnis homered to back Tomlin, who blanked the Twins until Max Kepler went deep with two out in the sixth. The Indians took two of three at Minnesota to maintain their 6 ½-game lead over second-place Detroit in the AL Central.
— The Tigers pulled out a 4-2 win over Kansas City on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's (sahl-tah-lah-MAH'-kee-ahz) two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. The Tigers trailed 2-0 before scoring their first two runs on a balk and a wild pitch. The outcome drops the Royals eight behind the AL Central-leading Indians.
— Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) belted a pair of two-run homers before Gregorio Petit and Jett Bandy lined RBI doubles in the Angels' 8-1 rout of the White Sox in Chicago. Jered Weaver lowered his ERA to 5.02 by limiting the White Sox to a run and six hits in seven innings. Jacob Turner was tagged for eight runs and seven hits in four-plus innings as the Pale Hose absorbed a three-game sweep and fell nine games off the AL Central lead.
— Tampa Bay had dropped 24 of 27 before Evan Longoria belted two of the Rays' four home runs in a 5-2 triumph over Baltimore. Brad Miller and Oswaldo Arcia also went deep to support Jake Odorizzi, who was reached for two runs while striking out seven in six innings. Pedro Alvarez homered for the Orioles, whose lead in the AL East remains two games over Boston.
— The Red Sox ended a six-game winning streak as Masahiro Tanaka (mah-sah-HEE'-roh tah-NAH'-kah) combined with three relievers on a three-hitter in the Yankees' 3-1 victory against their arch-rivals. Tanaka worked six innings and allowed the three hits, two coming after Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY'-uh) crushed a first-inning homer. Starlin Castro supplied the game-tying tally before Austin Romine and Jacoby Ellsbury poked RBI singles in the Yankees' three-run fourth.
— Toronto's 5-3 victory at Oakland leaves the Blue Jays just three games behind the Birds. The Jays blew a 3-0 lead before Josh Donaldson ripped a two-out, two-run double in the ninth. Troy Tulowitzki's (too-loh-IHTS'-keez) two-run homer helped Toronto avoid a three-game sweep.
— Pittsburgh won a marathon in Washington as Starling Marte launched a homer in the 18th inning to lead a 2-1 triumph over the Nationals. Marte also hit an RBI double for the Pirates, who were one out from a 1-0 victory until Daniel Murphy homered off Mark Melancon (meh-LAN'-suhn). Rookie Chad Kuhl gave up just one hit in six scoreless innings before the Bucs trimmed the Nationals' lead in the NL East to six games over Miami and New York.
— Jacob deGrom (deh-GRAHM') fired the Mets' first one-hitter in four years to lead a 5-0 win at Philadelphia. New York took two of three from the Phillies, whose lone hit was a third-inning single by pitcher Zach Eflin. The Mets got their runs on homers by Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal (as-DROO'-bul) Cabrera, an RBI triple by Juan Lagares and a double by Jose Reyes.
— San Francisco has been swept by the Padres, who gave Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) his second loss in a 5-3 verdict over the Giants. Edwin Jackson had a no-hitter until Conor Gillaspie hammered a three-run homer in the seventh. Matt Kemp, Christian Bethancourt and Yangervis Solarte (yahn-HEHR'-vihs soh-LAHR'-tay) homered for San Diego, which kept the Giants' lead in the NL West at 5 ½ games over Los Angeles.
— Jake Lamb slammed a solo homer and had two ribbies while Arizona was building a 6-0 lead in a 6-5 decision over Los Angeles. Brandon Drury poked a two-run double and Robbie Ray worked seven shutout innings as the Diamondbacks won the rubber match. Justin Turner belted a two-run homer and had four RBIs for the Dodgers.
— Five Braves pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout, but Atlanta didn't nail down a 1-0 victory over Colorado until Chase d'Arnaud (dahr-NOH') lined a walk-off single with two out in the bottom of the ninth. Julio Teheran limited the Rockies to three hits in seven innings, and Rockies starter Jon Gray gave up just five hits while fanning eight in seven innings.
— Cincinnati copied Atlanta's blueprint for victory by knocking off Milwaukee 1-0 on a run with two out in the bottom of the ninth. Billy Hamilton worked out a two-out walk, went to second on a walk and stole third before scoring on a passed ball by Jonathan Lucroy (LOO'-kroy).
Kenseth wins in New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Matt Kenseth pulled away down the stretch to win the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch each led more than 120 laps before fading late, paving the way for Kenseth to get his second victory of the year. The win was the 38th of Kenseth's career.
Tony Stewart finished second to strengthen his spot inside the top 30 in the points standings.
Street racing in Toronto
TORONTO (AP) — Will Power finished first in the IndyCar street race in Toronto his third win this season. A caution with four laps remaining set up one final restart on the temporary course at Exhibition Place. Power got a great start to pull away from teammate Helio Castroneves (EHL'-ee-oh cas-troh-NEHV'-us) to give Penske a 1-2 sweep.
Warriors keep Varejao
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Warriors have re-signed center Anderson Varejao (VAR'-eh-zhoh), who averaged 2.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 22 games after signing with Golden State last February.
The 33-year-old Brazilian has averaged 7.4 points and 7.3 boards over 613 career NBA games.
New deal for Tampa's Killorn
UNDATED (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and forward Alex Killorn (kih-LOHRN') have avoided arbitration by agreeing to terms on a seven-year, $31.15 million contract. The 26-year-old has 53 goals and 138 points in 272 regular-season games. In 47 playoff games, he has 15 goals and 33 points.
CYCLING-TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome retains yellow jersey
CULOZ, France (AP) — Colombian rider Jarlinson Pantano won the brutal 15th stage of the Tour de France through the Jura mountains after a long breakaway. Race leader Chris Froome finished slightly more than three minutes behind in a group that included all other contenders.