A's catch Rangers...Bucs regain division lead...Federer ousted...Stenson wins

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Associated Press

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 3 at 1:06 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland and Texas are tied for first place in the American League West after the Athletics knocked off the Rangers 4-2. The key blow was a two-run homer by Coco Crisp, a fifth-inning blast that stayed just fair of the left-field foul pole and was confirmed by video review. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EH'-nehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) hit a solo homer and Dan Straily worked five innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since early July.

UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh has regained the NL Central lead, moving a game ahead of St. Louis. Neil Walker belted a three-run homer that put the Pirates ahead 5-1 in the seventh inning of a 5-2 verdict over the Brewers in Milwaukee. The Cardinals were 7-2 losers at Cincinnati as Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto (VAH'-toh) homered to support Mat Latos (LAY'-tohs) who's 14-5 after tossing a four-hitter.

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer has failed to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time in a decade. The seventh-seeded Federer capped a year of early Grand Slam exits by falling to No. 19 Tommy Robredo (roh-BRAY'-doh) 7-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth round. Second seed Rafael Nadal, No. 4 David Ferrer (dah-VEED' feh-REHR') and Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY') reached the quarterfinals by winning on Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) — Tenth seed Roberta Vinci, unseeded Daniela Hantuchova (han-too-KOH'-vah) and Flavia Pennetta have advanced to the U.S. Open women's quarterfinals. Vinci beat Camila Giorgi, 6-4, 6-2, Hantuchova pulled out a 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Alison Riske (rihsk) and Pennetta knocked out No. 21 Simona Halep (HAH'-lehp), 6-2, 7-6.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Henrik Stenson birdied three straight holes on the front nine, then drained a bunker shot for birdie on 17 to post a two-shot win over Steve Stricker in the Deutsche Bank Championship near Boston. Stenson closed with a 5-under-par 66 and tied a tournament record with a 22-under total. The 37-year-old Swede leads FedEx Cup standings after two playoff events, assuring him his first trip to the Tour Championship and a clear shot at the $10 million prize.

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