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Associated Press

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Updated Saturday, Jun 15 at 7:06 AM


Second round suspended

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Billy Horschel and Phil Mickelson held the lead at the U.S. Open when second-round play was shut down because of darkness. The round started late because the first round had to be completed earlier in the day after a pair of rain delays on Thursday.

The leaders finished tied at 1-under after Horschel shot a 3-under-67 in the second round while Mickelson had a 2-over-72.

Three players are in the clubhouse at even-par, Luke Donald, Steve Stricker and Justin Rose.

Among other notables, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy were four back at 3-over.


Good pitching highlights the days play

UNDATED (AP) — The worst beat the best in Miami as the Marlins dropped the Cardinals 5-4. Rookie Jose Fernandez outpitched a rusty Jake Westbrook in the win as Fernandez had a career-high 10 strikeouts in seven innings. The 20-year-old became the first pitcher under the age of 21 to strike out 10 or more since Felix Hernandez with Seattle in 2007. Westbrook, who had been sidelined with elbow inflammation, went five innings in his first game since May 8.

— The Angels scored solo runs in five different innings as they beat the Yankees 5-2. Catcher Chris Iannetta (eye-uh-NET'-uh) drove in two of the runs for the Halos. For the Yankees David Adams brought home the two runs. The winner was C.J. Wilson while Andy Pettitte took the loss.

— Playing in Oakland the Mariners got the better of the Athletics 3-2. Joe Saunders was the winner while the loser was Tommy Milone. The Mariners took a 3-1 lead in the top of the eighth before the A's scored their final run in the home half of the frame.

— San Diego's Eric Stults went the distance as the Padres edged the Diamondbacks 2-1. He allowed just two hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Logan Forsythe keyed the offense as he drove in both runs for the Padres in the sixth inning.

— Mark Buehrle (BUR'-lee) threw seven shutout innings, Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays handed the Texas Rangers their fourth straight loss, 8-0. Buehrle improved to 13-5 lifetime against the Rangers. Rasmus hit a three-run shot in the fourth, and Arencibia capped the inning with a solo shot as the Blue Jays won for the sixth time in eight games.

— Madison Bumgarner allowed two hits in seven innings and combined with Sandy Rosario for a three-hit shutout in the Giants' 6-0 victory over the Braves. The left-hander did not allow a baserunner for 4 2-3 innings before losing his bid for a perfect game in the fifth and shot at a no-hitter in the sixth. He matched his season high with 10 strikeouts while walking one.

— Luis Mendoza pitched six innings to win for the first time in six starts and Elliot Johnson had another big hit against his former team, leading the Royals to a 7-2 victory over Tampa Bay. The 2-3 Mendoza gave up two runs and six hits and three Royals relievers pitched three hitless innings as the Royals held a 13th straight opponent to three runs or fewer. Tampa starter Matt Moore gave up five runs on seven hits in five-plus innings to fall to 8-3.

— Jay Bruce homered off Burke Badenhop with one out in the 10th inning, rallying the Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Brewers. It was Cincinnati's second straight extra-inning game. The Reds fell 6-5 in 14 innings at Wrigley Field on Thursday.

— The Cubs got the better of the Mets in the opening game of a three-game series, winning 6-3. Nate Schierholtz (SHER'-holtz) homered and Anthony Rizzo had three hits for Chicago. Mets starter Shaun Marcum, who was hit hard early but retired 12 straight during one stretch, fell to 0-8.

— Erik Bedard (beh-DARHD') pitched six solid innings and Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay) hit a go-ahead RBI single to give the Houston Astros a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Bedard yielded three hits and one run with six strikeouts to bounce back from his previous outing when he allowed six runs in 4 2-3 innings. Losing pitcher Chris Sale, who allowed five hits and no earned runs with a season-high 14 strikeouts in eight innings, fell to 5-5.

— Prince Fielder broke open a scoreless game with a two-run double in the sixth inning and the Tigers went on to beat the Twins 4-0. Rick Porcello benefited from the Fielder hit to get his fourth win in seven decisions. Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta (JAH'-nee) followed Fielder's soaring drive with RBI doubles of their own, ending the night for Twins starter Scott Diamond. Porcello breezed through seven scoreless innings, allowing just two singles and one double without a walk.

— Freddy Galvis hit two 2-run triples and scored the go-ahead run and the Phillies rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7. Jonathan Papelbon got his 13th save in as many chances and Michael Stutes pitched a scoreless inning of relief for the win.

— On a night of great pitching on both sides, the Indians got the better of the Nationals 2-1 with a walk-off fielder's choice by Jason Kipnis. His hard ground ball to first baseman Adam LaRoche drove in Drew Stubbs from third. Both starters, Justin Masterson for the Indians and Gio Gonzales for the Nationals, turned in outstanding performances and both bullpens came through until the ninth.

— The Pittsburgh Pirates just keep on winning. Jeff Locke allowed just two hits over seven innings and the Pirates edged the Dodgers 3-0. For Locke, who struck out five, the win was his sixth straight, giving him a record of 6-1. His earned run average is now 2.19. The key hit came in the third when Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run double off Stephen Fife. The Dodgers played without manager Don Mattingly, who served a one-game suspension for his role in the brawl with Arizona earlier in the week.

— Chris Tillman took a two-hitter into the seventh inning as Baltimore blanked Boston 2-0. Chris Davis provided the offense with his major league-leading 22nd home run in a game featuring two teams from the American League East. The Orioles have won five of six, including the first two in this four-game series. The win moves Baltimore within 1½ games of the division-leading Red Sox.


MLB hands out suspension and fines

NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy has been handed a 10-game suspension by Major League Baseball for his part in a bench-clearing brawl during Tuesday's night game with the Dodgers. Kennedy was penalized for intentionally throwing at Dodgers pitcher Zach Greinke (GREHN'-kee), after warnings had been issued to both teams.

For his part in the fracus, Diamondbacks infielder Eric Hinske has been issued a five-game suspension, while Dodgers players J.P. Howell and Skip Schumacher and coach Mark McGwire get two-game suspensions.

Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly and Arizona skipper Kirk Gibson were given one-game suspensions.


Rockies shortstop has broken rib

DENVER (AP) — Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIHT'-skee) will be out between four and six weeks with a broken rib. He suffered the injury diving for a ball in Thursday's loss to Washington. Tulowitzki ranks second in the National League with a .347 batting average, third in homers with 16 and fourth in RBIs with 51.


More DL problems for New York

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Yankees have placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list because of a back injury. Youkilis, a three-time All-Star who signed a one-year, $12 million contract as a free agent in the offseason, has played in only 28 games and is hitting .219. This is the 14th time the Yankees have used the DL and the second time with Youkilis, who missed 30 games with a lumbar spine sprain before returning to the lineup on May 31.


Jackson comes off DL

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have activated center fielder Austin Jackson from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Avisail (AH'-vee-sy-ehl) Garcia to Triple-A Toledo. Jackson was back in the lineup for the first time since May 11, when he pulled his left hamstring.


Tigers ink top pick

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms with their first-round draft pick, right-hander Jonathan Crawford for a little more than $2 million. The team also agreed to terms on contracts for 18 other players who were drafted last week. Crawford was taken with the 20th overall selection. He'll get a signing bonus of $2,001,700, which is the slot value for his draft position.


Blanco is in, Shoppach out

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have signed veteran Henry Blanco and designated fellow catcher Kelly Shoppach (SHAHP'-ihk) for assignment. The 41-year-old Blanco, released by the Toronto Blue Jays on June 10, is with his 11th major league team. A career .226 hitter, Blanco batted just .184 in 15 games with the Blue Jays.

Shoppach was batting only .196 in 35 games with the Mariners.


New York lands Winslow

NEW YORK (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr. has landed a job with another NFL team. This time it's the Jets who took a look at the tight end during a three-day tryout. The former Pro Bowl player signed to a one-year deal with the New Yorkers.


Cruz buys time with Giants

NEW YORK (AP) — Wide receiver Victor Cruz has signed his $2.879 million tender with the New York Giants. Two people familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Friday that the restricted free agent with three years in the NFL had signed the tender while he works on a long-term deal with the Giants.

Cruz is coming off a Pro Bowl season. He made 86 catches for 1,092 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as one of the league's best slot receiver.


Bills ink first rounder

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed first-round draft pick EJ Manuel, who's expected to compete for the starting quarterback's job. Manuel was selected 16th overall out of Florida State where he went 25-6 in four seasons with the Seminoles. He was the only quarterback selected in the first round.


Edward takes Michigan pole

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Carl Edwards will start Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway from the pole. He grabbed the top spot with a lap of 202.452 mph. Edwards is second in the Sprint Cup standings, 51 points behind Jimmie Johnson who qualified 17th.

Kurt Busch was second in qualifying, followed by Kasey Kahne (KAYN).


Andretti wins the pole

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Marco Andretti won the pole for Saturday night's IndyCar race in Milwaukee. As a matter of fact, three of the four top qualifiers were from Andretti Autosport, which has won four of the last eight IndyCar races at Milwaukee.

Alongside Andretti on the front row will be James Hinchcliffe.


Red Wings keep Miller

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller says he has agreed to a three-year, $4.05 million contract with the team. Miller confirmed the deal was done in an interview with The Associated Press. The agreement keeps the defensive-minded, penalty-killing forward off the market as a free agent next month.


NHL awards announced

CHICAGO (AP) — Post season awards for the NHL have been announced and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (TAYVS) has won the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the NHL's best defensive forward. Ottawa's Paul MacLean was named coach of the year and the Lady Byng trophy for the NHL's most sportsmanlike player went to Tampa Bay forward Martin St. Louis (mahr-TAN' san loo-EE') for the third time in four seasons.