Pirates work overtime for ninth straight win...Davis hits 31st...Cuddyer still streaking
UNDATED (AP) — It took a while, but the Pittsburgh Pirates finally won their ninth straight game, their longest winning streak since 2004. Pinch-hitter Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the 14th inning to give the Pirates a 2-1 win over Milwaukee. The game was delayed for 2 hours, 20 minutes in the second inning by rain.
Pittsburgh reached the midpoint of its season with the best record in the majors at 51-30.
In other major league action:
__ Major league home run leader Chris Davis of Baltimore belted his 31st home run in his first at-bat and the Orioles are leading the New York Yankees 3-2 as they try to sweep the three-game series. Manny Machado and Nate McLouth also have gone deep for the Orioles. Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') homered for the Yanks.
— Madison Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants ended their six-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Colorado's Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY'-ur) singled in the eighth off Sandy Rosario, extending his hitting streak to 27 games. Cuddyer has raised his average to .344, second best in the NL.
— The Boston Red Sox improved to an American League-leading 50-34 despite blowing a ninth-inning lead. Pinch-runner Jonathan Diaz scored from second on first baseman Josh Thole's (TOH'-leez) error in the bottom of the ninth, allowing the Bosox to beat Toronto 5-4. The Blue Jays knotted the score on Jose Bautista's solo homer in the ninth before Thole's miscue sent Boston to its fifth victory in six games.
— Jeremy Hellickson picked up his fifth win of the month by limiting Detroit to one run over six-plus innings of Tampa Bay's 3-1 triumph over the Tigers. Both benches were warned after Detroit's Rick Porcello hit Ben Zobrist with a pitch in the first, one day after Tigers star Miguel Cabrera was almost hit by Fernando Rodney.
— Justin Masterson tossed his major league-leading third shutout and picked up his 10th win by scattering six hits in Cleveland's 4-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox. The Indians share the AL Central lead with the Tigers after completing their first four-game sweep of the White Sox since 1948, the last year Cleveland won the World Series.
— Yu Darvish won for the first time in eight starts since May 16, allowing no runs and four hits over 6 2/3 innings to pitch the Rangers past Cincinnati 3-2. Nelson Cruz had two hits and an RBI to help Darvish improve to 8-3.
— David Lough doubled three times before ripping a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the eighth inning of Kansas City's 9-8 verdict over Minnesota. Eric Hosmer also homered, Johnny Giavotella had three hits and Lough scored four times for the Royals.
— Josh Hamilton doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth and scored the insurance run on an error as the Angels downed Houston 3-1. C.J. Wilson struck out 10 and allowed three hits and no earned runs over seven innings as Los Angeles completed a 6-0 road trip.
— Atlanta completed a three-game sweep of division leaders as Freddie Freeman, Dan Uggla (UHG'-lah) and Brian McCann homered to power the Braves past Arizona 6-2. Trevor Cahill suffered his 10th loss for the Diamondbacks, who have gone 22 straight games without a win from their starting pitchers.
— Homers by Adam LaRoche, Jayson Werth, Kurt Suzuki and Ian Desmond allowed Washington to set a season-high for runs in a 13-2 pounding of the New York Mets. Desmond and Suzuki each had three RBIs to support Gio Gonzalez, who allowed three hits while striking out seven in seven shutout innings.
— Jeff Mathis launched a grand slam with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give Miami a 6-2 win over San Diego. The Marlins led 2-0 in the seventh until pinch-hitter Carlos Quentin hit a two-run homer.
— Jed Lowrie and Josh Donaldson homered and Tommy Milone overcame a rocky start to win for the first time in nearly four weeks as the Oakland Athletics held off St. Louis 7-5 in interleague play.
__ In another interleague game, Alfonso Soriano and Darwin Barney each doubled twice and the Chicago Cubs built a six-run lead before holding off the Seattle Mariners 7-6.
— Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL' pweeg) ended his sensational first month in the major leagues with his first four-hit game and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1. Stephen Fife scattered four hits over seven scoreless innings.
Bourne, Pena out...Berkman sits again
UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed outfielder Michael Bourn on the three-day paternity list and recalled left-handed reliever Nick Hagadone (HAG'-ah-dohn) from Triple-A Columbus. Bourn will be eligible to return to the roster on Wednesday. He has a .347 on-base percentage as the Indians primary leadoff hitter.
Also in the majors, Baltimore has activated second baseman Brian Roberts and designated right-hander Jair Jurrjens (jyr JUR'-jehnz) for assignment. Roberts had been on the DL since April 5 with a strained right hamstring.
Houston first baseman/designated hitter Carlos Pena will miss the next two games due to a death in his family. Astros manager Bo Porter says that Pena's nephew drowned in the Dominican Republic
Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman was out of the lineup for the third straight day because of his sore right knee. Berkman says he's not concerned about the injury, which occurred when he slipped going down the steps while getting off the plane after the Rangers got home late Thursday night.
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos (BOHR'-jus) has a broken right wrist, an injury sustained when he was hit by a pitch from Houston's Jordan Lyles on Saturday.
And outfielder Xavier Nady has accepted a minor league contract with Colorado.
MacKinnon taken first by Avs, Jones falls to fourth
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche opened Sunday's NHL draft by selecting forward Nathan McKinnon from Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
MacKinnon was the consensus top player available after scoring 32 goals and 75 points in 44 games for the Mooseheads.
Florida grabbed Finnish center Aleksander Barkov with the second selection, and Tampa Bay used the third choice to take Halifax left wing Jonathan Drouin (DROO'-an). Defenseman Seth Jones went fourth to the Nashville Predators after being projected as the No. 2 player available. He's the son of former NBA player and assistant coach Popeye Jones.
Carolina used the fifth selection to snare Swedish center Elias Lindholm.
The New Jersey Devils were about to select ninth when they traded the pick to the Canucks for goaltender Cory Schneider.
Smith staying with Coyotes
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Goaltender Mike Smith is going to stay with the Phoenix Coyotes. An NHL official familiar with the deal says Smith has accepted a six-year contract worth around $5.7 million a season, pending league approval. Smith was about to become a free agent and had been waiting for clarity on the Coyotes' ownership situation before signing.
Also in the NHL, the San Jose Sharks have acquired pending restricted free agent forward Tyler Kennedy from Pittsburgh for the 50th overall pick in today's NHL draft. Kennedy had six goals and 11 points in 46 games for the Pens last season.
The New York Islanders have picked up forward Cal Clutterbuck and a third-round pick in the draft from Minnesota for forward prospect Nino Neiderreiter (NEE'-dur-eye-tur). Clutterbuck had 10 points and was a minus-5 in 42 games for the Wild last season.
Haas phones it in
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Bill Haas birdied three straight holes at the turn and captured the PGA's AT&T National near Washington.
As many as six players had a share of the lead at some point until Haas made the first of his three straight birdies on No. 8. He led by at least two shots the entire back nine and finished three ahead of runner-up Roberto Castro.
Haas closed with a 5-under 66 for a 12-under total.
Park makes history
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Inbee Park has made history by winning the first three LPGA majors of the season.
The top-ranked Park closed with a 2-over-par 74 to capture the U.S. Women's Open by four shots over I.K. Kim. Park's 9-under total makes her the first player to win the first three majors in a year with at least four.
So Yeon Ryu was the only other player to finish below par, closing at minus-1.
Next up for Park is the Women's British Open at St. Andrews on Aug. 1-4.
CHAMPIONS TOUR-SENIOR PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Perry wins in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Perry fired a 6-under-par 64 to win the Senior Players Championship by two strokes over Duffy Waldorf and third-round leader Fred Couples. Perry began the final round two shots back before finishing 19-under.
Waldorf also closed with a 64 to earn a share of second, five strokes ahead of Michael Allen and John Huston (HYOO'-stuhn).
NASCAR-QUAKER STATE 400
Kenseth wins a day late in Sparta
SPARTA, Ky. (AP) — Matt Kenseth has won the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway after holding off Jamie McMurray on the final lap. The race was rained out Saturday night.
Kenseth led twice for 38 laps, including the final 23 en route to his fourth win of the year.
Clint Bowyer (BOY'-ur) was third, followed by Joey Logano, Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch.
Jimmie Johnson led for 182 of 267 laps but spun out on lap 247 before finishing ninth.
FORMULA 1-BRITISH GRAND PRIX
SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Nico Rosberg is the winner of the British Grand Prix.
Rosberg overtook Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel with 10 laps remaining after the three-time defending champion retired with mechanical problems.
Mark Webber finished second after recovering from a collision with Romain Grosjean shortly after the start.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Kittel in yellow as riders start 2nd stage of Tour
AJACCIO, Corsica (AP) — Jan Bakelants (BAHK'-ah-lahnts) pulled away close to the finish line to win Sunday's second stage of the Tour de France and take the race leader's yellow jersey.
The Belgian made his move with a few hundred meters remaining and did enough to withstand a late charge from Slovakian sprinter Peter Sagan.
Brazil flattens Spain, 3-0
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil won the Confederations Cup title -- again. The Brazilians dominated the final at the Maracana Stadium, beating world champion Spain 3-0 for the Brazilians' third straight Confed Cup.
The Brazilian forward known simply as Fred scored twice. Neymar scored the other goal.
More than 5,000 anti-government protesters marched near the Maracana football stadium before the match. They were venting their anger about the billions of dollars the Brazilian government is spending on major sporting events rather than public services.
Just before the Confederations Cup final started, clashes between police and protesters who massed at security blockades broke out. Some protesters hurled rocks at authorities who responded with tear gas and shock grenades.