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Associated Press

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 7:06 AM


Harvey stops Phils...Red Sox outlast Yanks in 11

UNDATED (AP) — Matt Harvey outpitched All-Star teammate Cliff Lee leading the Mets to a 5-0 win over Philadelphia.

Harvey scattered three hits and struck out 10 in seven innings to improve his record to 8-2.

David Wright and Marlon Byrd reached Lee for back-to-back first inning homers to supply Harvey with all the run support he would need. Juan Lagares added a three-run homer off of Lee in the fourth.

In other National League play:

— Adam Wainwright worked eight sharp innings for his National League-leading 13th win as St. Louis held off San Diego 3-2. Allen Craig made a game-ending leaping catch at the left field wall to help preserve the win for the NL Central leaders.

— Matt Kemp had a home run and a double in the same inning in his first two at-bats since coming off the disabled list in the Dodgers 9-2 win over Washington. Kemp's hits came during a seven-run inning against Nationals 12-game winner Jordan Zimmerman. Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs and two hits in seven innings to improve to 9-6 for L.A. His major league-leading ERA is now 2.01.

— Arizona maintained its half-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West by beating San Francisco 3-1 to avoid a three-game sweep. Paul Goldschmidt hit a sacrifice fly and a double against All-Star Madison Bumgarner. Ex-Giant Cody Ross added a late two-run single.

— Jeff Locke allowed just an infield single in six innings to lead Pittsburgh to a 3-2 win over Cincinnati. Locke and the Pirates relievers held the Reds to just three singles but combined for seven walks. Cincinnati's Homer Bailey struck out a career high 12 but fell to 5-9.

— Caleb Gindl hit his first career home run in the bottom of the 13th inning and the Milwaukee Brewers beat Miami 1-0. The Brewers shut out the punchless Marlins for the third consecutive game.

— Tyler Chatwood pitched six strong innings, Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead single and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 to win the three-game series.

Over in the AL:

— The Boston Red Sox outlasted the New York Yankees 8-7 in 11 innings to take two of three in their weekend series at Fenway Park. Mike Napoli (NAP'-oh-lee) ended it with his second home run of the night in the 11th. Napoli also slugged a three-run home run in the third inning. Johnny Gomes added a solo shot for the AL East leaders.

— Baltimore topped Texas 4-2. Winning pitcher Chris Tillman improved to 3-0 lifetime against Texas, and 11-1 in his career against AL West opponents. Tillman improved to 12-3 overall, allowing two run in his six innings. The Orioles have won seven of eight.

— Surging Tampa Bay got homers from Luke Scott, Kelly Johnson and Evan Longoria in a 4-3 win over Toronto. Chris Archer went seven innings to win his fourth straight decision. He's 4-0 with a 1.62 ERA in his last six starts. The Rays have won 13 of 14 and 20 of their past 24.

— Nick Franklin hit his first career grand slam in Seattle's big second inning to back up a scoreless start by Felix Hernandez, and the Mariners rolled past the Houston Astros 12-5 for their season-best sixth straight victory. Hernandez is 11-4.

— Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH'-loh koh-LOHN') is having quite a season at 40 years old. The portly Oakland right-hander threw a 116-pitch four-hitter and the Athletics blanked the L.A. Angels 6-0. He is 13-3.

— Miguel Cabrera hit his 31st home run of the season and Andy Dirks added another to lead Detroit to a 4-1 win over Kansas City. Doug Fister helped the AL Central leaders keep from being swept by going six innings, allowing a run on six hits.

— Justin Masterson took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning to pace Cleveland to a 7-1 win over Minnesota. Michael Brantley hit a bases-loaded triple for the Indians who avoided a three-game sweep.

— In the interleague game, left fielder Casper Wells robbed Reed Johnson of a game-tying homer in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox preserve a 3-1 win over Atlanta. Jose Quintana scattered nine singles over 5 2/3 innings for the win. Braves starter Mike Minor turned in his first career complete game in the loss.


A-Rod's return on hold

UNDATED (AP) — New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez won't make his 2013 debut this week, as originally planned. The Yankees say A-Rod has Grade 1 strain of his left quadriceps muscle and his return to the major leagues is on hold because of this new injury.

Instead, Rodriguez will return to Tampa, Fla., "for rest and treatment." The three-time AL MVP will remain on the disabled list. The team said it might petition Major League Baseball for an additional rehab assignment because of the new injury.

In other baseball news:

— The San Diego Padres have placed pitcher Jason Marquis (mahr-KEE') on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain. Marquis has lost three straight decisions to fall to 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA.

— The Giants have placed reliever Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin suffered in Saturday's game against Arizona. The left-hander is expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks.


Mickelson is British Open champ

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson put on a masterful back-nine charge to shoot a tournament-low 5-under 66 and win the British Open. Lefty birdied four of the final six holes on the difficult back nine at the hard, fast Muirfield layout to finish at 3-under par. Mickelson called it the best round of his career.

Mickelson sees his name engraved on the claret jug, adding the British Open championship to his three wins at the Masters and a PGA Championship title.

Lee Westwood was poised to finally win his first major title, with a two-shot lead to start the final round. But the 40-year-old Englishman struggled from the outset and continues to go winless in the big events. He shot 4-over 75 to finish four shots back of Mickelson. That left Westwood tied for third with Masters champ Adam Scott and Ian Poulter at 1-over par.

Sweden's Henrik Stenson's 1-under 70 was good for second place, three shots back of the winner.


Austin wins three-way playoff

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Woody Austin won the Sanderson Farms Classic for his first PGA Tour victory since 2007, beating Cameron Beckman and Daniel Summerhays with an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.

Beckman missed a 5-foot putt that would have forced a second playoff hole.

The 49-year-old Austin is the eighth oldest winner in PGA Tour history and the oldest since Fred Funk won at 50 in 2007.


Recari outduels Creamer

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Spain's Beatriz Recari outdueled Paula Creamer in a head-to-head battle to win the LPGA Marathon Classic. Recari rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole to take the lead for good en route to her third LPGA Tour title. She closed with a 5-under 66 to finish 17 under par, one shot better than Creamer who shot a 67.


Fourth title for Tolliver

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Billy Joe Tolliver won the American Century Championship for the fourth time, beating fellow former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien (RIP'-ihn) with a par on the third hole of a playoff Sunday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.


US into the semifinals against Honduras

BALTIMORE (AP) — Clarence Goodson and Joe Corona scored during an eight-minute span of the first half, and the United States cruised past El Salvador 5-1 to advance to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Eddie Johnson, Landon Donovan and Mix Diskerud added second-half goals for the Americans, who will next play outside Dallas on Wednesday against Honduras, which blanked Costa Rica 1-0 in the other quarterfinal.

The doubleheader drew a sellout crowd at the home stadium of the Baltimore Ravens.

So it's U.S.-Honduras and Panama-Mexico in Wednesday's semifinals at Cowboys Stadium. The Gold Cup championship is next Sunday in Chicago.


Pacers' Hill pulls out of camp

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill has pulled out of this week's Team USA camp in Las Vegas due to a scheduling conflict.

USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo (koh-LAN'-jeh-loh) says he doesn't know the exact reason Hill canceled. He says he wants to find out what led to Hill's decision before he makes any determination on the Pacers guard's future chances with the team.

Team USA is scheduled to kick off a four-day camp on Monday to start preparing for the 2014 World Cup in Madrid.


Browns ink first rounder

UNDATED (AP) — Cleveland has signed No. 6 overall pick Barkevious Mingo. The LSU linebacker gets a four-year deal worth over $16 million, includes a team option in the fifth year.

In other NFL news:

Miami Dolphins top draft pick Dion Jordan is sitting out the start of training camp because his surgically repaired right shoulder has not fully healed, and he has been placed on the non-football injury list.

The defensive end and linebacker from Oregon signed a $20.6 million, four-year contract Saturday that included a $13.3 million signing bonus


Serena wins

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) — Serena Williams by beat Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-1 to win the Swedish Open. It was the 53rd WTA title for the top seed who was coming off a disappointing fourth round loss at Wimbledon.


Froome claims 100th Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Britain's Chris Froome is the winner of the 100th Tour de France. He rode into Paris in a largely ceremonial final stage after amassing a comfortable lead over the grueling three week endurance test. Froome took over the yellow jersey of the race leader in the eighth stage and never relinquished it.


Former NASL commissioner, US coach dead at 80

UNDATED (AP) — Phil Woosnam, the former Welsh soccer star who served as the North American Soccer League's commissioner and had a brief stint as coach of the U.S. national team, has died. He was 80.

U.S. Soccer said Sunday that Woosnam died Friday in Dunwoody, Ga., of complications related to prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease.