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July 08, 2017 - 10:33 pm


Walk-off blast lifts Yankees

UNDATED (AP) — The New York Yankees quickly fell behind 3-0 this afternoon and were in danger of losing for the 18th time in 24 games until one of their young sluggers provided a walk-off blast.

Clint Frazier crushed a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Bombers a 5-3 comeback win over the Brewers. The 22-year-old Frazier was just 3-for-16 with New York this season before going 3-for-4 with four RBIs. He drilled a Corey Knebel (kuh-NAY'-bul) pitch deep into the seats in left-center, two innings after his run-scoring triple got the Yankees within 3-2.

The Yankees blanked Milwaukee following Domingo Santana's three-run shot in the top of the first.

The Yanks are just 3 ½ games off the AL East lead after the first-place Red Sox suffered a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay. Alex Cobb limited Boston to a pair of hits over 7 2/3s to outpitch Rick Porcello, who fell to 4-11 despite a complete-game 6-hitter.

Jesus Sucre (SOO'-kray) drove in the lone run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Mike Clevinger and two relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Indians blanked Detroit, 4-0 to stretch their lead in the AL Central. Michael Brantley doubled home the lead run in the bottom of the fifth before Clevinger completed six innings of three-hit ball. The Indians broke it open in the eighth as Carlos Santana hit an RBI single and Bradley Zimmer followed with a run-scoring triple before Yan Gomes (yahn gohmz) lifted a sacrifice fly.

— Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-IHTS'-kee) belted three-run homers and Marcus Stroman tossed seven strong innings to lead Toronto past Houston, 7-2. Donaldson ended a 20-game homerless drought with his fifth-inning blast, two innings before Tulowitzki put the Blue Jays ahead 7-1. Stroman allowed just one run and six hits to help the Jays beat the majors' best team for the second time in three days.

— The Braves clobbered the NL East leaders as Matt Adams ripped a three-run homer and pitcher Julio Teheran collected three RBIs in a 13-0 laugher against the Nationals in Washington. Teheran tossed four-hit ball over seven innings as Atlanta beat the Nats for the second time in three days. Stephen Strasburg was reached for six runs - three earned - over just three innings as the Nationals saw their division lead fall to 8 ½ games over the Braves.

— Jonathan Schoop (skohp) smacked a two-run homer and Mark Trumbo added a solo blast and two RBIs as the Orioles downed the Twins, 5-1 in Minnesota. Wade Miley surrendered eight hits but just one run over 5 2/3 innings before Darren O'Day worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth. Miguel Sano (sah-NOH') homered for the Twins, who had won four of their previous five games.

— Adam Wainwright picked up his 10th win and Paul DeJong drove in two runs with a homer and a double to carry the Cardinals past the Mets, 4-1. Wainwright struck out seven and gave up one run and five hits over 6 2/3s, blanking the Mets until Jay Bruce hit a seventh-inning homer. DeJong went 4-for-4 to raise his average from .283 to .306.

— The Padres were 2-1 winners over the Phillies behind Jhoulys Chacin (zhoo-LEES' shah-SEEN'), who was reached for just one run on three hits over 6 1/3 innings. Carlos Asuaje (as-WAH'-hay) tripled home the tying run in the seventh and came around to score on a single by Austin Hedges. Maikel (MY'-kehl) Franco hit a fifth-inning homer for Philadelphia, which is a major league-worst 30 games under .500.


Indians' Francona out of hospital after heart procedure

UNDATED (AP) — Indians manager Terry Francona has left the Cleveland Clinic after undergoing a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat.

The 58-year-old skipper had a cardiac ablation Thursday after experiencing dizziness and an accelerated heart rate the last month. He was admitted on Tuesday after doctors detected an abnormality from the readings of a heart monitor he had been wearing for several weeks.

Francona will skip next week's All-Star Game in Miami and is expected to be back with the team for the start of a three-game series in Oakland next Friday.

Also in the majors:

— The Rockies have optioned Antonio Senzatela to their Triple-A affiliate in Albuquerque. Senzatela leads major league rookies with nine victories, but he has posted a 6.20 ERA in his last 11 appearances after opening the season with a 2.84 earned run average.

— The Giants have honored home run leader Barry Bonds with the unveiling of a plaque bearing his likeness on the team's Wall of Fame during a pre-game ceremony Saturday. Nearly 1,000 fans lined up behind barricades not far from the player's entrance at AT&T Park to witness the 40-minute ceremony honoring the seven-time NL. Bonds hit 762 home runs during his 22-year career with the Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates.


Harden gets extension

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Houston Rockets have added four years and $160 million to James Harden's contract.

The extension gives him the richest deal in NBA history at $228 million over six years. The extension will run through 2022-23 season but will not kick in until 2019, giving the Rockets salary cap space until then.

Harden averaged 29.1 points and led the NBA with 11.2 assists last season.

In other NBA news:

— The Knicks have formally signed free-agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a four-year, $71 million deal after the Hawks declined to match the offer sheet. Hardaway was initially drafted by New York and set career highs with 14.5 points, 2.3 assists and 2.8 rebounds a game for Atlanta last season.

A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that the Timberwolves have worked out an agreement with guard Jamal Crawford on a two-year deal. The 37-year-old Crawford averaged 12.3 points in 82 games for the Clippers last season and was traded to Atlanta on Wednesday before reaching a buyout agreement with the Hawks.

— 76ers center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL' ehm-BEED') has been fined $10,000 by the NBA for directing an obscenity at the father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball on social media. Earlier, Embiid tweeted about LaVar and Lonzo Ball to 76ers teammate Ben Simmons, saying: "Please dunk on him so hard that his daddy runs on the court to save him."

— Timberwolves guard Taj Gibson has been arrested for a traffic violation in New York City. Police say Gibson made an illegal U-turn in Queens early Thursday and was driving with a suspended Illinois driver's license. Gibson recently agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract to play in Minnesota.


Thiem advances to 4th round at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — The third round is complete at Wimbledon, and the top four men's seeds are still alive heading into the second week of the Grand Slam event.

Second seed Novak Djokovic (JOH'-koh-vihch) moved into the round of 16 with a straight-sets win over Ernests Gulbis. Djokovic dropped just five games in the first two sets before completing a 6-4, 6-1, 7-6 victory.

Third seed and seven-time Wimbledon champ Roger Federer knocked out Mischa Zverev, also in straight sets.

Djokovic and Federer advanced one day after top seed Andy Murray and No. 4 Rafael Nadal reached the fourth round.

Other winners on the men's side Saturday include sixth seed Milos Raonic (ROW'-nihch), eighth seed Dominic Thiem (teem), No. 10 Alexander Zverev and No. 11 Tomas Berdych. American Sam Querrey completed his four-set win over 12th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHN'-gah), taking the final game after the match was suspended by darkness Friday.

American Shelby Rogers came close to eliminating the No. 1 women's seed. Rogers led 6-4, 3-1 before Angelique Kerber regrouped to take the final two sets, 7-6, 6-4 in the third round.

Kerber is trying to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event for the first time this year, one month after becoming the first top-seeded woman to lose in the opening round of the French Open.

Fifth seed Caroline Wozniacki also needed three sets to win her third-round match, as did ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska (ag-nee-EHSH'-kuh rahd-VAHN'-skah). No. 24 Coco Vandeweghe (VAN'-deh-way) beat fellow American Alison Riske (rihsk), 6-2, 6-4. Svetlana Kuznetsova (kooz-NEHT'-soh-vah) and No. 14 Garbine Muguruza (gahr-BEEN' moo-guh-ROO'-thuh) also advanced Saturday.


Munoz still leads

Sulpher Springs, W. Va. (AP) — Sebastian Munoz continues to lead the PGA's Greenbrier Classic after firing a 2-under 68 in the third round.

Munoz is 14 under for the tournament, two shots ahead of Robert Streb.

Rookie Xander Schauffele (SHOW'-flee) and Jamie Lovemark are tied at 11 under after 66s. Streb moved up the leaderboard with a 65.

Davis Love III remains four shots back. At 53, he's trying to become the oldest winner on the PGA Tour.


Kirk leads through three rounds

ONEIDA, Wis. (AP) — Katherine Kirk shot a 7-under 65 to open a four-stroke lead in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.

Kirk's round included four straight birdies on Nos. 8-11 and three more birdies during a five-hole stretch later on the back nine.

The 35-year-old Australian is 20-under in the inaugural event as she challenges the LPGA record for lowest score in relation to par. The record is 27 under, set by Annika Sorenstam in 2001 and matched by Sei Young Kim last year.

South Africa's Ashleigh Buhai was second after a 65.


Yanks settle for tie

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The United States men's soccer team is off to a disappointing start in the CONCACAF (KAHN'-kah-kaf) Gold Cup.

Dom Dwyer scored for the second straight game but Miguel Camargo's goal in the 60th minute gave Panama a 1-1 tie Saturday against the Americans.

The U.S. had won its previous 13 Gold Cup openers and dropped to 30-1-4 in Gold Cup group-stage play, with the lone defeat against Los Canaleros in 2011.


Calmejane grits teeth to win Stage 8 of Tour

STATION DES ROUSSES, France (AP) — Lilian Calmejane won Stage 8 of the Tour de France Saturday.

The Tour de France rookie fought cramps after breaking away on the final climb and hung on for his first stage victory. He is the second Frenchman to win a stage this week.

Chris Froome retained the overall race lead and its yellow jersey ahead of a second, far harder day of climbing. Froome is 12 seconds ahead of fellow Brit Geraint Thomas.

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