BOSTON—David Ortiz hit his 498th career home run, a three-run shot to cap a four-run third inning, as the Boston Red Sox dumped AL East-leading Toronto 10-4 last night, sending the Blue Jays to just their second series loss since late July.
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WASHINGTON—With a chance to gain ground in the NL East race, Drew Storen and the rest of Washington’s relievers had a series to forget.
Storen yielded Yoenis Cespedes’ go-ahead homer in the eighth inning, moments after pinch-hitter Kelly Johnson connected for a tying shot off Stephen Strasburg, as the N.Y. Mets rallied past the Nationals 5-3 last night for a pivotal three-game sweep.
NEW YORK—Even Roger Federer is wowed by how well he’s playing at age 34—and the ease with which he’s winning at this U.S. Open.
Federer is into his 10th semi-final at Flushing Meadows and record 38th at all major tournaments.
BOSTON—The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to slug their way to an AL East title.
They’ll need better pitching than this, though.
Jackie Bradley Jr. had four hits and four RBIs, and Rick Porcello pitched into the eighth inning, as the Boston Red Sox beat the East-leading Blue Jays 11-4 yesterday afternoon.
DARLINGTON, S.C.—Joe Gibbs couldn’t help but beam about this team victory.
Carl Edwards drove superbly, crew chief Darian Grubb made stellar calls with his car two laps down, and the No. 19 crew got the car out of the pits in first when it counted most.
The result was Edwards’ first win in the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.
NORTON, Mass.—Four months ago, the question was whether Rickie Fowler was winning as much as he should.
Three victories later, no one can question how he wins.
At The Players Championship, he finished birdie-eagle-birdie-birdie and then won a three-hole playoff over Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner.
NEW YORK—Andy Murray watched a 130 m.p.h. ace zoom by to create a two-set deficit at the U.S. Open, then sat in his change-over chair and cursed at himself over and over and over.
MINNEAPOLIS—Teddy Bridgewater leading the huddle, taking the snaps, and surveying the field.
Adrian Peterson powering his way through the line.
The Minnesota Vikings finally can send the fulcrum of their offence onto the field at the same time.
NEW YORK—Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round.
Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships including at Flushing Meadows in 2012, and had reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments he’d entered.
MONTREAL—Quarterback John Beck came on in relief and got the B.C. Lions a victory.
But now he may have try his hand at being the starter.
Beck replaced the injured Travis Lulay midway through the first quarter, and threw touchdown passes to Lavelle Hawkins and Austin Collie, as the Lions downed the punchless Montreal Alouettes 25-16 last night.