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Sports Report: First Triple Play For Mets In Four Seasons

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In Major League Baseball, in the American League, the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 yesterday to complete a three-game sweep. Pinch-hitter Brian McCann lined a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning. Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single and the Yankees rallied for their fourth straight victory following a 2-7 slide.

The Seattle Mariners beat Boston 8-6 yesterday to send the Red Sox to their eighth straight loss. Dustin Ackley had three hits and scored three runs. Boston is on its worst stretch since losing 10 straight in May.

The Red Sox have placed Xander Bogaerts on the seven-day concussion list and selected the contract of infielder Carlos Rivero from Triple-A Pawtucket. Bogaerts underwent tests yesterday before the club made its final decision. He was hit in the head with an 88 mph changeup Friday night by Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez.

Elsewhere Tampa Bay defeated Toronto 2-1 in 10, Cleveland edged Houston 3-1,  Detroit blew out Minnesota 13-4, Texas beat Kansas City 3-1, and it was the Angels over Oakland 9-4.

In the National League, the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 11-3 yesterday. Lucas Duda homered twice, drove in a career-high five runs and was involved in the Mets' first triple play in over four seasons.

Meanwhile Cincinnati beat Atlanta 5-3, Washington blew out San Francisco 14-6, Philadelphia won against St. Louis 7-1, Milwaukee edged Pittsburgh 4-3, Colorado trumped Miami 7-4, and it was San Diego over Arizona 7-4.

In interleague play, the Cubs bested Baltimore 2-1.


In NFL preseason action yesterday, San Francisco bested San Diego 21-7, and Cincinnati won against Arizona 19-13.

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a torn ACL in his left knee for the second straight year and is out for the season.

Bradford, the first overall pick of the 2010 draft, missed the last nine games last season after getting injured at Carolina. Veteran Shaun Hill has been the backup and the Rams also have rookie Garrett Gilbert and Austin Davis on the roster.

In all, five starters were hurt against the Browns.

Cornerback Trumaine Johnson was carted off with a knee injury and three others — guard Rodger Saffold and defensive tackles Kendall Langford and Michael Brockers — left with ankle injuries.

Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs and will miss the team's final preseason game. Rivera says he expects Newton to be ready for the team's Sept. 7 regular season opener against Tampa Bay.

Tennis - U.S. Open:

The 15-day U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam of the tennis season, starts today in New York. The 2013 men's singles champion, Rafael Nadal of Spain, withdrew from this year's tournament because of an injured right wrist. The men's top seed, Novak Djokovic, is in action on opening day.

The 2013 women's singles champion, Serena Williams, is going for her sixth U.S. Open and 18th overall Grand Slam title.

Little League World Series:

South Korea won the Little League World Series with an 8-4 win over Chicago. Jae Yeong Hwang drove in two runs and Hae Chan Choi weathered a late Chicago rally. International teams have won the last three and four of the last five titles.

Brandon Green went 5 2-3 innings for Chicago, which had survived four straight knockout games before the final.

PGA – Golf:

Hunter Mahan is a winner on the PGA Tour for the first time in more than two years. Mahan had gone 48 tournaments before winning The Barclays, the first of four playoff events, by two shots over Stuart Appleby, Jason Day and Cameron Tringale.

Swimming - Pan PACS:

The Pan Pacific swimming championships in Australia are over and they were successful for Michael Phelps fellow American Katie Ledecky. Phelps completed his comeback meet in international competition with a gold medal in the medley relay, while Ledecky set a second world record within 24 hours.

The 17-year-old Ledecky sliced almost six seconds off her own world mark by winning the 1,500-meter freestyle in 15 minutes, 28.36 seconds a day after lowering her record in the 400 freestyle. She finished the meet with five gold medals.

The 29-year-old Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, finished the meet with three gold medals and silvers in the 200 IM and the 4x100 relay.


In the WNBA, Atlanta beat Chicago 92-83, and Phoenix defeated Los Angeles 93-68.

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