MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL…
Tigers 12, Kansas City 8
Jeimer Candelario hit a bases-clearing double and Gordon Beckham added a two-run homer during a seven-run third inning, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of Kansas City’s late pitching switch to beat the Royals 12-8. Nick Ramirez earned the win with three solid innings in relief of Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann. Brian Flynn took the loss after the late start in place of Homer Bailey, who was dealt to Oakland for an infield prospect. With the win, the Tigers manage to salvage game three of the three game series in Kansas City.
Cubs 8, Pittsburgh 3
Jason Heyward, Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber hit home runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-3 for a three-game sweep. The NL Central leaders posted their first series win since taking all three from St. Louis on June 7-9. Jose Quintana picked up the win on the mound, allowing three runs over six innings.
Oakland 3, White Sox 2
Chad Pinder scored all the way from first base when White Sox shortstop Jose Rondon made a throwing error trying to start a double play in the ninth inning, giving the Oakland Athletics a 3-2 win over the Sox. Jace Fry gave up the winning run in the ninth in suffering the loss. After acquiring pitcher Homer Bailey from Kansas City earlier in the day, the A’s completed a three-game sweep. They have won 10 of 12 to put themselves in solid playoff contention.
Tigers at Cleveland, 7:10 (Live on 106.1 & 1400 WSJM Sports and 103.7 Cosy-FM)
Cincinnati at Cubs, 8:05
White Sox at Kansas City, 8:15
Quad Cities 6, South Bend 4
Kane County 7, West Michigan 2
Lansing 2, Cedar Rapids 0
Great Lakes 9, Peoria 8
Quad Cities at South Bend, 1:05
Lansing at Cedar Rapids, 1:05
Great Lakes at Peoria, 12:05
Kane County at West Michigan, 7:05
Novak Djokovic has won his fifth Wimbledon title, beating eight-time champion Roger Federer in a fifth-set tiebreaker after saving two match points. The top-seeded Serb won 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12, defeating Federer in the final for the third time. He also beat Federer in the final in 2014 and 2015. Djokovic is the first man since 1948 to save championship points in the final and go on to win.
Dylan Frittelli picked up his first PGA victory by taking the John Deere Classic by two strokes over Russell Henley. The South African closed with a bogey-free 7-under 64. He finished 21 under for the tournament and earned a spot in this week’s British Open. Frittelli opened with rounds of 66, 68 and 65 to begin Sunday two strokes back.
Sei Young Kim won the Marathon Classic for her second LPGA Tour victory of the season. Kim made five straight birdies in a mid-round burst that highlighted a 6-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Lexi Thompson. Kim began the birdie run on No. 7 and finished at 22-under 262 at Highland Meadows Golf Club.
Retief Goosen birdied the final two holes to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club for his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 50-year-old Hall of Famer broke a tie for the lead with a 15-foot putt on the par-4 17th and made a 10-footer on the par-4 18th for a 2-under 68. Goosen ended up two strokes ahead of 65-year-old Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic.