Rookie hurler helps halt Rays streak...Two more homers for Ibanez
UNDATED (AP) — For a guy making his major league debut, Jarred Cosart had to have his heart racing. Cosart took a no-hitter into the seventh and the Houston Astros rookie outpitched AL Cy Young Award winner David Price in a 2-1 win that ended the Tampa Bay Rays' eight-game winning streak.
Cosart limited the Rays to a pair of walks before All-Star Ben Zobrist singled with one out in the seventh. Evan Longoria grounded into a double play to end the inning.
The 23-year-old right-hander also yielded a single to James Loney in the eighth and was removed. The rookie threw 96 pitches — 54 for strikes.
Carlos Corporan's two-run, first-inning single provided all the Houston scoring.
In the rest of the AL:
— Chris Davis hit his 35th homer, Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy each had a three-run shot and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-5. Only Barry Bonds (39 in 2001), Mark McGwire (37 in 1998) and Reggie Jackson (37 in 1969) hit more homers before the All-Star break than Davis has this season.
— Jhonny (JAHN'-ee) Peralta's two-run double highlighted a five-run first inning for the Detroit Tigers in their 7-2 victory over Texas.
— The New York Yankees blanked Minnesota 2-0 in the rain at Yankee Stadium. Hiroki Kuroda (hih-ROH'-kee kuh-ROH'-duh) and four relievers combined on the shutout. Mariano Rivera closed it out for his 30th save in 32 tries. That's the Yanks' fifth win over the Twins in two weeks.
— Corey Kluber pitched into the eighth inning and pinch hitter Michael Bourn had a two-run single in the Cleveland Indians' 3-0 win over Kansas City.
— AL East-leading Boston beat Oakland 4-2. Dustin Pedroia (peh-DROY'-uh) delivered the big hit, a two-run tiebreaking single in the eighth. The Red Sox have won four straight.
— Forty-one-year-old Raul Ibanez (rah-OOL'ih-BAHN'-yehz) homered twice to give him 24 this season and the Seattle Mariners set a team home run record in an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The Mariners have homered in a club-record 20 straight games
Over in the NL:
— NL West-leading Arizona edged Milwaukee 2-1 despite getting just four hits. Patrick Corbin matched a career high with 10 strikeouts for his the second straight start. He's 11-1.
— Colorado blanked the L.A Dodgers 3-0. Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over seven innings to outduel Clayton Kershaw, who fell to 8-6.
— The San Francisco Giants broke open a close game with three runs in the sixth and five more in the seventh in their 10-1 rout of San Diego. All-Star catcher Buster Posey had a five-RBI night.
— The Pittsburgh Pirates nipped the New York Mets 3-2 in 11 innings. Jordy Mercer delivered the game-winning hit, an RBI single that scored Andrew McCutchen. It's the first career walkoff hit for Mercer.
— Cincinnati topped NL East-leading Atlanta 4-2. Bronson Arroyo and two relievers combined on a four-hitter. Closer Aroldis Chapman allowed a run in the ninth but retired Brian McCann with a runner on board for the final out.
— Nathan Eovaldi (ee-oh-VAHL'-dee) outpitched Stephen Strasburg and the Miami Marlins topped Washington 8-3. The Marlins batted around while scoring five runs in the first inning and knocked Strasburg out with two more runs in the second inning. Giancarlo Stanton homered, his ninth of the year.
— Carlos Beltran fell a home run shy of the cycle in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Beltran had three hits and drove in a run. Reliever-turned-starter Joe Kelly won his first game of the season in four decisions.
— The scheduled interleague game between the White Sox and Phillies in Philadelphia has been postponed by rain. They'll play a day-night doubleheader today.
Jeter back on the sidelines...Red Sox acquire lefty reliever
UNDATED (AP) — Derek Jeter's return to the Yankees line-up lasted less than one game. The team captain suffered a Grade 1 strained right quadriceps during his season debut Thursday against Kansas City and has been sidelined for the team's weekend games. Jeter was activated for Thursday game after missing the first 91 games of the season recovering from surgery for a broken ankle. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI before leaving the game following the injury.
In other baseball news:
— The Boston Red Sox have acquired lefty reliever Matt Thornton and cash from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs.
— Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will not pitch in the All-Star game due to a neck injury. Zimmermann had an X-ray and MRI to determine the severity of the injury, but manager Davey Johnson does not believe he will need to go on the disabled list.
— B.J. Upton left the Braves' game against the Reds with a strained adductor muscle in his right leg. It's the second straight night Atlanta has lost an outfielder. Justin Heyward was held out of Friday's lineup after straining his right hamstring on Thursday night. Jordan Schafer is already on the disabled list.
— San Diego Padres manager Bud Black says starter Clayton Richard will have surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to miss the rest of the season.
— The Cubs finalized their agreement with third baseman Kris Bryant, the No. 2 overall pick in last month's amateur draft. He'll receive a signing bonus of $6.7 million, the slot value for that selection.
— Just one first-round selection failed to sign under the second year of baseball's new draft restrictions. Toronto was unable to reach an agreement with No. 10 pick Phil Bickford.
Deal complete between Nets and Celts...Mavs rookie out with broken ankle
UNDATED (AP) — That blockbuster deal between the Celtics and Nets has been completed with Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett Brooklyn bound. Pierce, Garnett, Jason Terry and D.J. White are going to the Nets. The Celtics get Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and first-round draft picks in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Boston also gets the right to swap first-round picks in 2017.
In other NBA news:
— Miami Heat President Pat Riley says he plans to keep the core of the two-time NBA champions intact, even if that means incurring a hefty luxury tax for exceeding the league's salary tax. The Heat are facing a $30 million tax penalty this season, but Riley says it's worth it.
— Dallas Mavericks rookie guard Shane Larkin has a broken ankle and will likely be sidelined until training camp. Larkin has been expected to battle for the backup job behind Jose Calderon, who signed with Dallas as a free agent.
— The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed guard Kyle Korver, one of the league's top 3-point shooters. Korver averaged 10.9 points and made 45.7 percent of his 3-point shots last season to rank second in the NBA. He has made a 3-pointer in 73 consecutive regular-season games, the league's longest active streak.
— The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed first-round picks center Steven Adams and guard-forward Andre Roberson. Terms were not disclosed.
GOLF-U.S. SENIOR OPEN
A runaway in the making?
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Michael Allen is threatening to run away with the U.S. Senior Open. He fired a 7-under 63 to get to 10 under par -- good for a five-shot lead over Rocco Mediate (MEE'-dee-ayt). That's the biggest lead in the 34-year history of the U.S. Senior Open.
Allen was among seven players who shared the first-round lead at 3-under. He birdied five of the first eight holes and eagled the par-5 14th while shooting his best round of the year in hot, breezy conditions at the par-70 Omaha Country Club.
His round of 63 was one off the U.S. Senior Open record of 62 by Loren Roberts at Prairie Dunes in 2006.
Defending champ tied at the top
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Defending champion Zach Johnson, Patrick Reed and Lucas Glover share the midway lead at the PGA's John Deere Classic. They're all at 12 under par. They have a one shot lead over Matt Jones.
Best round of the day belonged to Chez Reavie (chehz REE'-vee), who shot a 10-under- 61 to finish play at 9-under. He's tied with Steve Stricker, who's a three-time winner of this event.
LPGA-MANULIFE FINANCIAL LPGA CLASSIC
Matthew leads Stanford by 3
WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Catriona Matthew fired a 7-under 64 and has a three-shot lead over Angela Stanford after the second round of the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic. She is at 15 under par.
Inbee Park, who is trying to become the first golfer to win four straight LPGA events, is five shots behind after her round of 67.
Keselowski, Johnson on front row at New Hampshire
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Brad Keselowski turned a lap of 135.922 mph to set a track record and win the pole for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Ten drivers topped the previous track record.
Jimmie Johnson was the second-fastest qualifier for Sunday's race, but Johnson flunked inspection because both sides of the front of his No. 48 Chevrolet were too low. He'll start in the rear, in the 43rd spot.
Johnson goes into the race with a 49-point lead over Clint Bowyer.
Pole for Franchitti
TORONTO (AP) — Dario Franchitti (DAH'-ree-oh fran-KEE'-tee) clinched the pole for the first of two weekend Indycar races through the streets of Toronto. Franchitti, who is coming off his first podium finish of the year Sunday at Pocono, had a small crash in the morning practice session, but his crew got the car in shape to qualify. He responded with three flawless qualifying sessions to take the top starting spot in Saturday's race.
The event is the second of three doubleheaders on the schedule. The first race will feature the series' first standing start since 2008 at Long Beach.
Bruins sign Bergeron for 8 years
UNDATED (AP) — Center Patrice Bergeron (pah-TREES' BEHR'-zhehr-ahn) has signed an eight-year extension through the 2021-2022 season with the Bruins. The contract, which is worth $52 million, begins after next season, the last of Bergeron's current three-year deal with Boston.
The signing of their alternate captain came two days after the Bruins signed goalie Tuukka Rask (TOO'-kah rask) to an eight-year, $56 million deal.
Bergeron showed his mettle by playing in the last game of the Stanley Cup finals with a broken rib and separated shoulder. After that Game 6 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, he was hospitalized with a punctured lung. He was released two days later.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Froome's lead reduced
SAINT-AMAND-MONTROND, France (AP) — Britain's Mark Cavendish is the winner of the 13th stage of the Tour de France, giving him the 25th stage win of his career, tying him for third all-time. Chris Froome lost more than a minute from his overall lead and now has just a two-minute, 28 second advantage.