Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 7/13/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Monday, July 13, 2015

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Minnesota Twins 7, Detroit Tigers 1
Chicago Cubs 3, Chicago White Sox 1

Twins 7, Tigers 1 – Gibson, Sano lead Twins over Tigers 7-1
Kyle Gibson won his fourth straight start, throwing seven strong innings, and rookie Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.  Gibson (8-6) allowed only an unearned run and four hits, while Sano hit his second home run since being recalled from Double-A on July 2. Danny Santana added two hits, including a two-run triple, for Minnesota, which enters the All-Star break having won six of seven. The Twins are in second place in the AL Central and hold the top wild-card spot. Shane Greene (4-7) allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks in just 4 2-3 innings for the Tigers after being recalled from Triple-A.

Cubs 3, White Sox 1 – Cubs shut down rival White Sox for 3-1 win
Jake Arrieta pitched a two-hitter and also homered to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.  Arrieta (10-5) struck out nine _ including all three batters in the ninth _ in his second complete game win of the season.  White Sox starter Jose Quintana (4-9) pitched well in the losing effort, also striking out nine. He gave up three runs and eight hits in 7 1-3 innings.  The win broke a three-game losing streak for the Cubs, including losses in the previous two games in the crosstown rivalry.  The Cubs opened the scoring in the first inning when Kris Bryant hit an RBI triple that scored Dexter Fowler and Jorge Soler followed with an RBI single that scored Bryant.  Arrieta’s leadoff home run in the fifth, which barely cleared the wall in left field, was his first in the majors.

No games today – All Star Break
2015 Gillette Home Run Derby, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH, 8:00 p.m.
1. Albert Pujols (Angels)              vs. 8. Kris Bryant (Cubs)
4. Joc Pederson (Dodgers)           vs. 5. Manny Machado (Orioles)
3. Josh Donaldson (Blue Jays)       vs. 6. Anthony Rizza (Cubs)
2. Todd Frazier (Reds)                 vs. 7. Prince Fielder (Rangers)

MLB – Homegrown catcher leads US over World 10-1 in Futures Game
A catcher who grew up rooting for the Reds had an All-Star day in their hitter-friendly ballpark. So did the rest of the U.S. team. Kyle Schwarber hit a two-run triple that got the U.S. rolling to a 10-1 victory Sunday in an All-Star Futures Game managed by two members of Cincinnati’s Big Red Machine. And Schwarber could appreciate what that meant _ the Reds were his favorite team while he was growing up in nearby Middletown, Ohio. In the ballpark where he dreamed of playing, Schwarber got the hit that put his team ahead to stay. The 22-year-old Cubs catcher estimated that he had more than 100 relatives and friends scattered around the stands on Sunday at Great American Ball Park, which is a 45-minute drive from his home.

Tennis – Wimbledon – Djokovic wins
Novak Djokovic has successfully defended his Wimbledon title by knocking off the man he beat in last year’s final. The top-ranked player outlasted longtime rival Roger Federer, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-3.  The victory makes Djokovic the first person to have won two Wimbledon championships in a row since Federer collected his fifth consecutive trophy in 2007. Djokovic has won three of the last five men’s titles at the All-England Club, and nine Grand Slam titles overall. The top-seeded Djokovic broke No. 2 Federer four times and saved six of the seven break points he faced.   The match was the 40th between the two and the series is now tied at 20-20.

Tennis – Wimbledon – Opelka wins Boys junior title
Reilly Opelka of the United States won the boys title at Wimbledon on Sunday, beating Mikael Ymer of Sweden 7-6 (5), 6-4. The 17-year-old Opelka is the second straight American to win the junior title at Wimbledon after Noah Rubin.  Opelka was born in St. Joseph, but resides in Florida

NBA – Pistons introduce Baynes after postponing news conference
Aron Baynes had to delay his official introduction with the Detroit Pistons. The news conference was initially set for Saturday, but was rescheduled for Sunday because Baynes had some sort of reaction after taking medication to help with a stress test. Baynes is coming off ankle surgery, so he couldn’t run on the treadmill when it was time for testing. He says he took some medication to increase his heart rate, and his body rejected it. He was feeling better Sunday, when the Pistons officially announced his signing. The 6-foot-10 center from New Zealand gives Detroit an experienced big man who can back up Andre Drummond. In three seasons with San Antonio, Baynes averaged 4.8 points in 12.6 minutes a game.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Chicago Sky 96, Connecticut Sun 76

Sky 96, Sun 76 – Hot-shooting Sky beat East-leading Sun 96-76
Cappie Pondexter scored a season-high 29 points Sunday as the Chicago Sky topped the Connecticut Sun 96-76. The Sky won their third game in a row despite the Sun holding Elena Delle Donne to a season-low 12 points. Kelsey Bone returned from a one-game suspension to lead Connecticut with 18 points.

Golf – PGA – Spieth wins
Jordan Spieth heads to the British Open with plenty of momentum as he tries to earn his third straight major title. Spieth parred the second playoff hole to beat 46-year-old Tom Gillis, who was attempting to become the oldest first-time winner on the PGA Tour in 20 years. The 21-year-old Spieth birdied four of the last six holes in regulation for a 3-under 68 and a 20-under total in his fourth win of the year. Zach Johnson and Danny Lee tied for third at 19 under.  Lee was penalized one stroke for lifting and cleaning his ball on the fourth hole, and he still had a chance to make the playoff until he bogeyed 18.

Golf – LPGA – Chun ends up in first
South Korea’s In Gee Chun is the first player to win her U.S. Open debut since Birdie Kim in 2005. The 20-year-old Chun birdied four of her last seven holes for a one-stroke victory over third-round leader Amy Yang. Chun shot a 4-under 66 in the final round and finished at 8 under after entering Sunday with a three-stroke deficit. Yang struggled in the middle of her round and then pulled within one by going eagle-birdie at Nos. 16 and 17. But she bogeyed the 18th and fell a stroke short.

Golf – Champions – Smith wins Emcompass Championship
Jerry Smith has earned his first Champions Tour title by finishing three strokes ahead of David Frost in the Encompass Championship. Smith closed with a 2-under 70 for a tournament-record 16-under total at North Shore Country Club in Illinois. He led by just one stroke until he holed out for eagle with two holes to play.

Cycling – Tour de France – Ninth stage complete
Chris Froome kept the Tour de France leader’s yellow jersey as his Team Sky finished one second behind Tejay van Garderen’s BMC team in the team time trial. The 22 teams started off the ninth stage within five minutes of each other over a 17.4-mile trek that ended with a short and sharp hill of 1.1 miles. Teams have to get five riders over the line with the overall time credited to the fifth rider.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
West Michigan 3, Bowling Green 2
South Bend 2, Lake County 0
Dayton 4, Lansing 3
Great Lakes 5, Fort Wayne 1

Bowling Green at West Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Lake County at South Bend, 7:05 p.m.
Lansing at Dayton, 7:05 p.m.
Great Lakes at Fort Wayne, 7:05 p.m.