The Cleveland Indians got a rare home win against the Toronto Blue Jays thanks to a gutsy call by manager Manny Acta.
Hulking designated hitter Travis Hafner scored the go-ahead run on Jayson Nix’s suicide squeeze bunt in the sixth inning, leading the Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays last night.
An already emotional homecoming for Florida Marlins interim manager Edwin Rodriguez was made even better thanks to Cody Ross and Ricky Nolasco.
Ross homered and had three hits, Nolasco pitched seven solid innings and Florida beat the New York Mets 10-3 last night at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico.
SINGAPORE—The upcoming NBA free agency period, and the prospect of a new LeBron James-led team, is causing mixed feelings among rival players.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer said today a team led by James, and including a few of his fellow all-star free agents, could dominate the NBA for years to come.
PHILADELPHIA—With each passing start, Jamie Moyer seems to eclipse another milestone. All the 47-year-old left-hander wants to concentrate on, though, is helping Philadelphia win.
And, lately, he’s been succeeding.
Moyer gave up his record-breaking 506th home run but was sharp otherwise, and the Phillies took advantage of Toronto’s troubles to beat the Blue Jays 11-2 yesterday.
PITTSFORD, N.Y.—Soaked in champagne and poised to become the first American ranked first in the world, Cristie Kerr was left amazed and near speechless after completing one of the most dominating performances at the LPGA Championship—and any other major for that matter.
Brandon Morrow kept his pitches under control and helped Toronto cruise past St. Louis.
Vernon Wells homered twice, and Morrow pitched eight sharp innings for his first win since May 31, leading the Blue Jays to a 5-0 victory over Adam Wainwright and the visiting Cardinals last night.
Adam Lind also homered for the Blue Jays.
GULFPORT, Miss.—Brett Favre says he still can play at a “high level” if he returns to the Vikings for a 20th NFL season.
Favre has not yet said if he plans to play, but he’s not sounding like a retired quarterback.
Favre told the Sun Herald yesterday on the Mississippi newspaper’s website that he would “love to go beat the Saints” in the season-opener Sept. 9.
LOS ANGELES—With the hockey world descending on the Staples Center for the NHL draft, the league’s next group of young stars won’t be the only ones in the spotlight.
An evolving landscape under the salary cap will be, as well.
Just like he did five years ago, Chris Carpenter returned to Toronto and shut down the Blue Jays.
Carpenter pitched eight impressive innings, and Matt Holliday hit an RBI single off Kevin Gregg with two out in the ninth, to lead the visiting St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory last night.
PRETORIA, South Africa—Over and over, everything seemed to go against them.
A referee took away a win last week, and a linesman disallowed another goal yesterday.
Now there was just three-and-a-half minutes left in their World Cup—just that much remaining until all the doubts about American soccer would rise again.