Weekend Morning Sports – Monday 7/27/15

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Monday, July 27, 2015

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Boston Red Sox 11, Detroit Tigers 1
Chicago White Sox 2, Cleveland Indians 1
Philadelphia Phillies 11, Chicago Cubs 5

Red Sox 11, Tigers 1 – Ortiz has 2 HRs, career-high 7 RBIs as Red Sox rout Tigers
David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an RBI single, and Xander Bogaerts each had four of the season-high 20 hits by the Red Sox. Boston won for just the second time 11 games _ with both victories coming in this series. Nick Castellanos hit a solo homer for the second straight day for the struggling Tigers, who have lost six of nine. Eduardo Rodriguez (6-3) rebounded from a miserable start by pitching seven strong innings. Shane Greene (4-8) didn’t make it out of the fifth inning for the third straight start since being recalled from Triple-A Toledo. He gave up five runs _ four in the fifth _ on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

White Sox 2, Indians 1 – Rodon, Sanchez lead White Sox to sweep with 2-1 win
Carlos Rodon pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and Carlos Sanchez homered for the second straight day, leading the Chicago White Sox to a four-game sweep with a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Rodon and Sanchez, both rookies, helped the White Sox finish off their first four-game sweep in Cleveland since July 14-17, 2005. Chicago outscored the Indians 26-5 and never trailed in the series. Rodon (4-3) recorded the longest outing of his career and won for the first time since June 20. The left-hander allowed five hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out nine and didn’t walk a batter. Sanchez, who hit his first major league home run in Saturday’s 10-3 win, led off the third with a homer to center and was 3 for 3. David Robertson worked out of trouble in the ninth for his 21st save. Giovanny Urshela led off with a triple, but Carlos Santana struck out.

Phillies 11, Cubs 5 – Phillies beat Cubs 11-5 for series sweep
Ryan Howard homered for the second straight day, rookie Aaron Nola got his first major league win and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 11-5 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep. Maikel Franco also went deep as the major league-worst Phillies collected 17 hits in their eighth win in nine games since the All-Star break. Franco and Domonic Brown each drove in three runs a day after Cole Hamels threw no-hitter against the Cubs. Nola (1-1) allowed four runs and five hits in 7 2/3 innings in his second career start. The touted prospect also had an RBI single. With the game out of hand, Cubs catcher David Ross pitched a perfect ninth. He then hit a solo homer in the bottom half of the inning.

Tonight
Detroit (An.Sanchez 10-7) at Tampa Bay (Karns 5-5), 7:10 p.m.         WSJM-AM/WCSY-FM 6:45
Chicago White Sox (Danks 5-8) at Boston (J.Kelly 2-6), 7:10 p.m.
Colorado (J.De La Rosa 6-4) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 4-5), 8:05 p.m.

MLB – Baseball’s Hall has four new members
The 2015 induction ceremony at the Baseball Hall of Fame has welcomed the class of 2015. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio have taken their places among the game’s greats. Each man took his time outlining his life and career and shared anecdotes about playing the game. Along with 40,000 fans there were some 49 living members of the Hall on hand for the ceremony on a hot, sunny day. Biggio was the first to be inducted followed by Smoltz, Johnson and Martinez.

MLB – Cueto heads to KC
The Kansas City Royals have acquired ace right-hander Johnny Cueto in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, bolstering their chances of returning to the World Series. The American League Central leaders add Cueto to a rotation that lost Jason Vargas to a season-ending elbow injury last week.

NASCAR – Kyle Busch sweeps weekend at Indy
Kyle Busch’s incredible comeback has rolled through Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Busch won the Brickyard 400 on Sunday to sweep the weekend at the historic track. Busch also won the second-tier Xfinity Series race Saturday at Indianapolis. Busch missed the first 11 races of the season with a broken right leg and broken left foot. He returned in late May and has won four of the last five Sprint Cup Series races and three in a row.  His Indy victory moved him within 23 points of cracking the top 30 in the standings _ where he needs to be to make NASCAR’s championship race. It also gave Toyota its first Cup win at Indianapolis. Joey Logano ran second. Jeff Gordon’s career at the track spanned from first-to-almost worst as NASCAR’s only five-time winner at the Brickyard limped to a 42nd-place finish in his final turn on the famed Indy track.

Golf – Champions – Dawson wins in England
Marco Dawson won the Senior British Open by one shot over defending champion Bernhard Langer. Dawson shot a final round 6-under-64 to finish 16 shots under par. Colin Montgomerie was third and Miguel Angel Jimenez fourth.

Golf – PGA – Great finish for Day
Jason Day birdied the final three holes to win the Canadian Open, spoiling David Hearn’s bid to become the first Canadian winner in 61 years. Day made a 20-foot putt on the par-5 18th for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory over Bubba Watson. Day finished at 17-under after coming off a fourth-place tie Monday in the British Open at St. Andrews. Watson birdied the final four holes for a 69.  Hearn, two strokes ahead of Day and Watson entering the round, had a 72 to finish third at 15 under.

Golf – LPGA – Meijer Classic – Lexi Thompson rallies to win Meijer LPGA Classic
Lexi Thompson has won the Meijer LPGA Classic by a stroke, shooting a 6-under 65 and rallying from four shots back. The 20-year-old Florida golfer on Sunday won for the fifth time on the LPGA Tour. This is her first victory since she won her first major title last year at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She finished at 18-under 266. Gerina Piller closed with a 64 and was one shot behind. Third-round leader Lizette Salas finished with a 70. Salas parred the first six holes. Thompson caught her with birdies on Nos. 1, 4, 5 and 7. Piller made five birdies on the front nine. A birdie at No. 8 briefly tied her for the lead with Thompson and Salas.

Soccer – Mexico beats Jamaica 3-1 for crown
Mexico is Gold Cup soccer champion for the third time in the last four tournaments after beating Jamaica 3-1. Mexico scored the first three goals before the Reggae Boyz finally scored in the 80th minute. Mexico won the Gold Cup for a record seventh time. Team USA failed to earn a medal after losing 2-1 to Panama in the third place game Saturday.

Cycling – Marathon race ends
Because of rain and slippery roads, Tour de France organizers stopped the race clock during the final stage of the event, meaning Chris Froome was guaranteed his second victory just so long as he crossed the finish line. He did, wearing the yellow jersey and riding a canary yellow bike. He has now won the top event in cycling in two of the last three years.  Earlier in the day, a car struck a taxi and crashed through a barricade set up near the Tour de France finish line. The car was eventually found and police are looking for four occupants.  Police found the car with bullet impacts not far from the Place de la Concorde where police opened fire, according to a police official and a ranking official close to the investigation.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Yesterday
West Michigan 5, South Bend 1
Lake County 10, Great Lakes 6
Lansing 2, Dayton 1

Today
No games today