AP Saturday Sports Roundup
Co-leaders through 36 at Baltusrol
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Jimmy Walker has company atop the leaderboard in the PGA Championship after beginning the second round with a one-stroke lead.
Robert Streb fired the best round so far in the tournament, a 7-under 63 that leaves him tied with Walker at Baltusrol Golf Club. Streb had eight birdies and a bogey to become the 28th player to shoot a 63 in a major. He closed with three birdies in his last four holes for a 9-under total.
Walker followed Thursday's 65 with a 4-under 66 that included a bogey on his final hole.
Emiliano Grillo (eh-mee-lee-AH'-noh GREE'-loh) and defending champion Jason Day share third at minus-7. Reigning British Open champ Henrik Stenson is three strokes back and one ahead of Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka (KEHP'-kah) and Martin Kaymer (KY'-mur).
Jordan Spieth (SPEETH) shot a 67 and is now 3-under for the tournament.
Phil Mickelson has extended his stay in New Jersey, although his 1-over total leaves him 10 shots back.
Rory McIlroy can fly out of Newark tonight. He missed the cut at 3 over.
WOMEN'S BRITISH OPEN
Lee remains on top
WOBURN, England (AP) — First-round leader Mirim Lee followed up her opening round 62 with a 71 to maintain a one shot lead in the Women's British Open. She's at 11-under good for a one-shot lead over Shanshan Feng and Ariya Jutanugarn.
Jays hold of Birds
UNDATED (AP) — Just a half-game separates the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays atop the American League East.
The Jays won for the fourth time in five games by building a 6-3 lead by the third inning of a 6-5 triumph against the first-place Birds. Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WITS'-kee) belted first-inning homers off Kevin Gausman, who slumped to 2-8.
The Orioles dropped their fourth in a row despite Manny Machado's two-run homer.
Boston beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 to get within 1 1/2 games of the AL East lead. Rick Porcello gave up just five hits in his first complete game since 2014. Xander Bogaerts (ZAN'-dur BOH'-gahrts) homered and had three RBIs to help the Red Sox end a four-game losing streak.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Cleveland had dropped four of five and trailed 3-1 before scoring four times in the seventh to earn a 5-3 victory over Oakland. Abraham Almonte and Jason Kipnis hit RBI singles to tie the game before Almonte scored on a wild pitch. Carlos Santana homered for the Indians, who continue to lead the AL Central by 4 ½ games over Detroit.
— The Tigers won their fourth in a row as Tyler Collins slammed a three-run homer to cap a seven-run second in a 14-6 pounding of Houston. Justin Upton also hit a three-run homer and James McCann provided a solo blast. Cameron Maybin was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored for the surging Tigers.
— Rougned Odor (ROOG'-nehd oh-DOHR') was 3-for-4 with a pair of solo homers to highlight the Rangers' offense in an 8-3 rout of Kansas City. Jurickson also went deep and A.J. Griffin held the Royals to two runs and three hits over 5 2/3s. Texas tops its division by four games over the Astros.
— Jon Lester is 11-4 after scattering four hits in six scoreless innings of the Cubs' 12-1 mauling of Seattle. Jason Hayward and Anthony Rizzo drove in three runs apiece as Chicago won its third in a row to maintain its 6 ½-game lead in the NL Central. Heyward smacked a two-run homer and David Ross added a solo shot before Rizzo delivered a three-run double.
— Washington pulled off its first triple play since moving from Montreal in 2005, killing a Giants rally in a 4-1 win at San Francisco. The Giants loaded the bases in the eighth before first baseman Ryan Zimmerman grabbed a line drive, stepped on the bag and threw to third to complete the triple killing. Max Scherzer allowed a run and five hits in seven frames as the Nationals stretched their lead in the NL East to six games over Miami and 7 ½ games over the Mets. The Giants have dropped 11 of 13.
— The Dodgers are within one game of the NL West-leading Giants after Joe Pederson and Chase Utley slammed two-run homers while Los Angeles scored seven times in the seventh to beat Arizona 9-7. The two teams combined for 12 runs and needed 1:13 minutes to complete the seventh inning. The Dodgers have won four of their last five and have made up seven games on the Giants since June 27.
— The Cardinals were 11-6 winners at Miami as Jeremy Hazelbaker and Tommy Pham belted two-run homers. Pham had three RBIs and scored three times, while Wong and Yadier (YAH'-dee-ehr) Molina each supplied three of the Redbirds' 14 hits. Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 to stay two hits shy of 3,000.
— The Rockies made it eight wins in nine games as Tyler Chatwood combined on a five-hitter in a 6-1 triumph over the Mets in New York. Nick Hundley singled home the tiebreaking run in the sixth before Mark Reynolds smacked a solo shot and Carlos Gonzalez crushed a three-run homer. The Mets have dropped three in a row as their postseason hopes shrink.
— Jake Odorizzi blanked the New York Yankees over 6 2/3 innings, holding them to six hits and no walks to pitch Tampa Bay to a 5-1 win. Logan Forsythe and Corey Dickerson launched first-inning homers off Ivan Nova, who was tagged for five runs in just 4 1/3. The Yanks out-hit the Rays 10-7 but stranded 10 runners in their second consecutive loss.
— Junior Guerra (GEHR'-uh) came within one out of a three-hit shutout and Chris Carter clubbed a two-run homer as Milwaukee dumped Pittsburgh 3-1. Guerra blanked the Pirates until Andrew McCutchen hit an RBI grounder in the ninth.
— Minnesota pulled out a 2-1 win over the White Sox wen Joe Mauer walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th. The walk came after Twins starter Ricky Nolasco held Chicago to a run and three hits in eight innings.
— Brandon Finnegan pitched four-hit ball over six innings of Cincinnati's 6-0 shutout of San Diego. Eugenio (ay-oo-HEH'-nee-oh) Suarez furnished a two-run double and a two-run single.
— Tyrell Jenkins looked good in Atlanta's 2-1 decision over Philadelphia, holding the Phillies to an unearned run and four hits in six innings. The Braves trailed 1-0 in the third until Gordon Beckham and Nick Markakis (mahr-KAY'-kihs) delivered RBI singles.
Marlins bolster rotation in trade with Padres
UNDATED (AP) — The Marlins have acquired the starting rotation reinforcements they sought in a trade with San Diego. Right-handers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea have been picked up by Miami in the seven-player deal.
The Marlins also receive pitching prospect Tayron Guerrero and cash for right-handers Jarred Cosart, Carter Capps and two minor leaguers, pitching prospect Luis Castillo and first baseman Josh Naylor.
The Marlins are in contention for their first playoff berth since 2003 despite a shaky rotation. Aside from ace Jose Fernandez, their starters are 23-24 with an ERA of 4.40.
Cashner is 4-7 with a 4.76 ERA in 16 starts, including a 2.55 ERA in his past three outings. Rea is 5-5 with a 4.98 ERA in 19 games this year.
In other big league news:
— The Angels have shut down ace Garrett Richards for the remainder of the season because of a tear in his right elbow. Richards is hoping stem-cell treatments can help him avoid Tommy John surgery and be ready for 2017.
— Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain has been reinstated from the disabled list after missing a month with a left hamstring strain. Cain hit .290 with eight home runs and 39 RBIs in 73 games before missing 25 games.
— The Arizona Diamondbacks activated outfielder David Peralta from the 15-day disabled list. Peralta was hitting .259 with four homers and 15 RBI in 147 at-bats before he went on the disabled list for the second time this season on June 15 due to a lower back strain.
— Mets outfielder Juan Lagares is expected to miss six weeks because of a sprained left thumb that needs surgery. Lagares first hurt his thumb making a diving catch on June 4 in Miami. He played through the injury until going on the DL on June 16.
Revis still recovering
UNDATED (AP) — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis says there's no timetable for when he will fully practice as he continues to recover from offseason wrist surgery.
Revis injured his right wrist last season and played through a torn ligament that required surgery in March. The seven-time Pro Bowl has participated in some individual drills during training camp but has watched from the sideline during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.
In other NFL news:
— Miami defensive end Dion Jordan has been reinstated by the NFL on a conditional basis after sitting out last season for his latest violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The league says Jordan may join the Dolphins and participate in meetings and conditioning work. Once arrangements have been confirmed regarding Jordan's clinical resources, he will be permitted to take part in all preseason activities, including practices and games.
— Seven-time Pro Bowl selection and free agent wide receiver Andre Johnson has agreed to a contract with Tennessee. He ranks eighth in NFL history in receptions and is ninth in receiving yards. The third overall pick in the 2003 draft spent his first 12 seasons with Houston and was with the Colts last year.
— Oft-injured Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee was held out of practice with a left hamstring injury, the latest setback for a third-year pro who can't seem to stay on the field. Lee has missed significant time with ankle, hamstring and knee injuries.
— Texans GM Rick Smith has accepted a four-year extension through 2020. Smith has served as general manager since 2006 and added the title of executive vice president before the 2011 season.
Truex secures pole
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. will be the pole-sitter for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway. Truex turned in a lap of 179.244 mph to edge Carl Edwards and win his third pole of the season.
Paul Menard and Denny Hamlin will make up the second row, just ahead of Ryan Newman and Tony Stewart.
Weightlifting federation bans Russians
UNDATED (AP) — The International Weightlifting Federation is fed up with Russia. It has banned the Russian federation and its weightlifters from the Rio Olympics, giving those eight spots to other countries.
The banning means well over 100 Russians overall have now been barred from taking part in the Summer Games.
The IWF says that the multiple cases of doping by Russian weightlifters have "seriously damaged" the integrity of the sport.
IOC leaders will meet in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to review the final preparations for the Summer Games and deal with the fallout from the doping scandal that has led to the exclusion of more than 100 Russian athletes. The meeting comes less than a week after the IOC board decided not to ban Russia's entire team from the games because of state-sponsored doping, leaving it up to individual sports federations to vet which athletes could compete or not. Opening ceremonies are next Friday.