Crawford powers Giants...Kluber dominant...Dustin Johnson wins in Memphis
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brandon Crawford went 4 for 4 with a two-run homer, and the San Francisco Giants dealt Max Scherzer his first loss in more than two months, defeating the Washington Nationals 2-0. After Pablo Sandoval walked leading off the third, Crawford homered into the second deck in right for his eighth of the season. Since May 1, Crawford is hitting an MLB-best .439. Scherzer had won nine straight decisions since his last loss on April 4.
DENVER (AP) — His got one of the hottest bats in the Bigs. Paul Goldschmidt doubled and tripled and had two RBIs to finish off a dominating series and the Arizona Diamondbacks earned an 8-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Goldschmidt homered twice in each of the first two games against the Rockies. He was 8 of 13 with four home runs and nine RBIs in the three-game sweep.
DETROIT (AP) — Corey Kluber continued his dominance of the American League Central, allowing two runs in eight innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Detroit Tigers 9-2. Kluber is 10-2 with a 0.76 ERA in five starts against division rivals this season and has won his last 11 decisions against teams from the AL Central.
MIAMI (AP) — Clayton Richard became the latest pitcher to flirt with the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres’ history. He lost his bid with two outs in the seventh inning during a 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins. The Padres are the only team in the majors that has never thrown a no-hitter. They have played 7,881 games since starting out in 1969. Richard took a shutout into the seventh, but Miguel Rojas grounded a clean single up the middle to spoil Richard’s try.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — If it had been the NBA instead of the PGA, Dustin Johnson was a dominant as Golden State and dialed in like Steph Curry. Johnson’s 4-under 66 at the St. Jude Classic gave him his 18th career win and pushed him back to the No.1 ranking he held for 64 straight weeks. He finished with a hole-out eagle, three birdies and a bogey for a 19-under 261 total. His nearest competitor, Andrew Putnam, finished at 13 under. Johnson says he’s confident headed into the U.S. Open this week.