Sports Report: Mets' Colon Joins Hernandez As A First Eight-Game Winner
In baseball, in interleague play, the Cubs beat Kansas City 2-1 in 11 innings.
In the American League, Oakland blanked the Yankees 3-0, Texas edged Boston 4-3, Minnesota slid past Toronto 6-5, the White Sox shut out Houston 6-0, Cleveland doubled up Seattle 6-3 in 12 innings, the Angels beat Detroit 4-2, and it was Tampa Bay over Baltimore 9-5.
In the National League, the Mets beat Miami 4-3, Cincinnati bested Washington 8-2, Colorado beat Philadelphia 4-1, Milwaukee slid past Arizona 7-6 in 17 innings, St. Louis topped the Dodgers 3-1, Atlanta defeated San Francisco 7-5, and it was San Diego over Pittsburgh 7-1.
Bartolo Colon has joined Seattle's Felix Hernandez as the majors' first eight-game winners of the year. Colon hit an RBI double and allowed three runs in seven innings of the New York Mets' 4-3 victory over Miami. Colon is 8-3 despite a 4.72 ERA.
Anna Nordqvist birdied the 16th and 17th holes to break out of the pack and went on to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic by a stroke Sunday.
With her mother visiting from Sweden, the 27-year-old Nordqvist closed with a 2-under 69 in windy conditions to finish at 8-under 205 at Stockton Seaview's Bay Course.
The former Arizona State player has five career LPGA Tour titles, winning twice each in 2009 and 2014.
Nordqvist made a 12-foot birdie putt at the par-4 16th to break a tie with France's Christel Boeljon and get to 8 under. Nordqvist hit her tee shot on the short par-3 17th to 8 feet to the left of the hole and drained that putt as well to move to two strokes in front.
With Boeljon, winless in five years on the LPGA Tour, missing an 18-inch birdie putt at the 18th while playing in the group ahead, Nordqvist was not hurt by a bogey at the last.
Boeljon was a career-best second after a 68.
Second-round leader Morgan Pressel, who fell out of the lead following a bogey-double bogey stretch on the front nine, tied for third at 5 under after a 73. Rookie Kelly Shon got within a stroke of the lead, but a tough finish dropped her to a 70 and a tie with Pressel.
Big changes are coming to Belmont Park when American Pharoah attempts to break a 37-year Triple Crown losing streak.
Last year, the crowd of 102,000 suffered through long lines at betting windows and bathrooms. Concession stands ran out of refreshments. Spectators spent hours jockeying for space on commuter trains or in jammed parking lots going home.
This year, the track set an attendance cap at 90,000.
They've also brought a former top FBI official in to oversee security. Parking lots are being reconfigured. There's also a post-race concert that organizers hope keeps people from dashing for the exits.
The Long Island Rail Road is spending $4 million to upgrade the Belmont Park station in Elmont.
Rain played havoc with Sunday's French Open schedule and will force women's defending champ Maria Sharapova and men's second seed Roger Federer to complete their fourth-round matches on Monday. Federer and France's Gael Monfils are tied at one set each in their match. Ana Ivanovic advanced to the women's quarterfinals, while fifth seed Kei Nishikori , eighth seed Stan Wawrinka and No. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga reached the men's quarters.
Defending champion Jimmie Johnson is now a 10-time winner at Dover International Speedway after a first-place performance in the FedEx 400. He led the final 23 laps and finished ahead of Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne for his series-leading fourth victory of the season. Johnson pulled away on the final restart to win the race and become the fifth NASCAR driver with 10 or more Sprint Cup victories at a single track.
Public hearings debating the pros and cons of Boston's embattled bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics have become increasingly bitter, and the gap between opponents and supporters appears to be widening. Meetings have featured profanity and shouting matches and the issue is rife with online venom. People in both camps say they're enduring vitriol on a scale some liken to tensions during court-ordered public school desegregation in the 1970s.
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