AP Sunday Sports Roundup
No-hitter for Hamels...A-Rod hits 3
UNDATED (AP) — Pitching in perhaps his final game in a Philadelphia uniform, Cole Hamels tossed a no- hitter against the Chicago Cubs, winning 5-0. He struck out 13 batters in his 129-pitch gem.
There was drama down to the final out. Phils rookie center fielder Odubel Herrera stumbled on the warning track, but managed to lean forward and catch Kris Bryant's flyball to end the game. Hamels is 6-7.
The 31-year-old lefty was part of the Phillies' last no-hitter, too. He teamed with three relievers on a combined no-no last Sept. 1 at Atlanta.
Hamel's no-hitter is the 13th in Phillies history. The last time the Cubs had been no-hit was in 1965 by Sandy Koufax, who tossed a perfect game in Los Angeles.
With the trading deadline just around the corner Hamel's has been rumored to be on the block.
This was the third no-hitter of the major league season. San Francisco rookie Chris Heston threw one against the Mets and Washington's Max Scherzer no-hit the Pirates last month.
In other baseball:
— Madison Bumgarner hit a home run and pitched seven innings for his third consecutive win, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics 2-1 in interleague play. It was Bumgarner's third home run this season and ninth of his career. Bumgarner improved to 11-5, pitching the Giants to their 10th win in 11 games.
— Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5. The last time Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game was 2010, at Kansas City. A-Rod has 23 homers this season and 677 in his career.
— The usually light-hitting New York Mets rapped out a season-high 21 hits in routing the L.A. Dodgers 15-2. Lucas Duda hit two of the Mets' four home runs. Rookie phenom Michael Conforto went 4 for 4 for his first big league hits.
— Ian Desmond homered for the third straight game and the Washington Nationals topped Pittsburgh 9-3. Michael Taylor also homered and had four hits. Gio Gonzalez improved to 8-4 overall, and 4-0 lifetime against the Pirates.
— NL Central leader St. Louis blanked Atlanta 1-0 despite getting just two hits. Pinch-hitter Stephen Piscotty got his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning for the lone run. Carlos Martinez improved to 11-4 with the win.
— AL Central leading Kansas City nipped Houston 2-1 in 10 innings. Alcides Escobar singled home Paulo Orlando with two outs in the 10th for the winning run.
— Cincinnati dumped Colorado 5-2. Johnny Cueto shrugged off trade rumors and pitched eight scoreless innings to improve to 7-6. Todd Frazier connected for his 100th career home run.
— Arizona blanked Milwaukee 2-0. Rubby De La Rosa pitched eight effective innings and Brad Ziegler held on for his 14th straight save as they combined on a six-hitter.
— San Diego beat Miami 3-1. Ian Kennedy, who is being mentioned in a number of trade scenarios, pitched six strong innings to raise his record to 6-9.
— The Texas Rangers rallied with three in the eighth to edge the AL West-leading L.A. Angels 7-6. Delino DeShields drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single.
— Chris Sale allowed two runs in seven innings and the Chicago White Sox used a five-run first to power past the Cleveland Indians 10-3. Sale improved to 9-5.
— Chris Davis hit his fifth career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay. Miguel Gonzalez improved to 2-1 in four starts against the Rays this year.
— Toronto outscored Seattle 8-6. Chris Colabello's two-run, bases-loaded single in the ninth inning was the big hit.
— The Detroit Tigers bounced back after consecutive extra-inning losses with a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Nick Castellanos drove in three runs with a solo homer and double.
Indians unveil statue for pioneer
CLEVELAND (AP) — Larry Doby's legacy as a baseball player and pioneer has a permanent home.
The Cleveland Indians unveiled a bronze statue of Doby, the first African-American player in the American League, before Saturday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Doby's son, Larry Jr., unveiled the statue, which stands outside Progressive Field and depicts his father completing his swing after hitting the ball.
The statue stands alongside those of Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller and first baseman Jim Thome.
Doby's first game was July 5, 1947, just months after Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doby was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998 and died in 2003.
Steelers wrap up GM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert have agreed to a contract extension through the 2018 NFL draft.
The deal comes two days after the Steelers locked up head coach Mike Tomlin through the 2018 season.
The 58-year-old Colbert joined the Steelers in 2000 as the director of football operations and was promoted to general manager in 2011. During Colbert's time with the team, the Steelers have won seven AFC North titles and a pair of Super Bowls.
Rookie NFL player shot
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Damond Powell Jr. was wounded by gunfire outside his Ohio home. Toledo Police say the 22-year-old Powell was wounded in his driveway from shots fired from a car Friday evening. Police say witnesses reported seeing three men wearing masks in a gold-colored vehicle.
Devils ink Larsson
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed defenseman Adam Larsson to a six-year contract at an average annual salary of more than $4.1 million. Larsson led all New Jersey defensemen in assists with 21 and points with 24 while playing in 64 games last season. His scoring totals were all career highs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carl Edwards will start Sunday's Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race from the pole. He grabbed the top spot at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway by edging out Joey Logano.
Kevin Harvick heads into the weekend with a 69-point lead over Daytona 500 winner Logano in the driver's standings. Kyle Bush has been making up for lost time. He missed the first part of the season after suffering a broken right leg and left foot in an accident. He's won the last two races and three of the last four.
FORMULA ONE-HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Hamilton takes pole
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has clinched the pole position for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. It's his ninth pole of the season out of 10 races. In his career the British driver has 47 poles.
Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg was the second fastest qualifier with four-time world driving champion Sebastian Vettel third.
Hearn looks to get a rare win
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — David Hearn has the lead after three rounds of the PGA's Canadian Open. He's trying to become the first Canadian to win the event since 1954. After 54 holes Hearn stands 15-under par, two shots in front of Bubba Watson and Jason Day.
GOLF-SENIOR BRITISH OPEN
Third round unable to be completed
BERKSHIRE, England (AP) — The third round of the Senior British Open will be completed Sunday morning before play starts in the final round. When play resumes the lead will be shared by Marco Dawson and Colin Montgomerie at 10-under. Each has played nine holes. The round was stopped because of darkness.
The second round, which was shut down Friday by bad weather, was completed before the start of the third round.
Fred Couples and Phillip Walton are two shots off the lead with defending champion Bernhard Langer three back.
Salas stands on top
BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Americans hold four of the top five spots on the leaderboard at the Meijer LPGA Classic in Belmont, Michigan. Standing first, at 16-under-par, is Lizette Salas. She has a four-shot lead over Lexi Thompson and Kris Tamulis.
Moore leads West over East 117-112
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — UConn product Maya Moore has always enjoyed playing in Connecticut. She put on another show in the state at the WNBA's All-Star Game.
Moore scored a record 30 points to lead the West to a 117-112 victory over the East. She had eight straight points in the final 2 minutes to turn a one-point deficit into a 113-106 advantage for the West.
US falls to Panama in third place game
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Team USA fell to Panama 3-2 on penalty kicks in the Gold Cup third place game. It was another shaky performance by the Americans, who were stunned by Jamaica in the semifinals.
Backup goalkeeper Luis Mejia saved two penalty kicks in the shootout, and an inspired Panama team ended a trying week with a medal.
Panama was on the verge of beating Mexico in Wednesday's semifinals despite being down to 10 men but was called for a disputed hand ball in the area. Mexico converted the penalty kick in stoppage time then scored on another penalty kick in extra time for the 2-1 win.
Mexico plays Jamaica Sunday for Gold Cup title.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome all but has it won
ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — French racer Thibault Pinot has won the penultimate 20th stage of the Tour de France. Third overall in last year's Tour, but largely frustrated this time, Pinot earned France its third win in the race.
In a dramatic Alpine finale, Chris Froome all but locked up his second Tour de France victory. The 30-year-old Briton has a lead of 1 minute and 12 seconds over Nairo Quintana.