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July 21, 2018


Rose ties Open course record at Carnoustie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Justin Rose has tied the lowest score ever in the British Open at Carnoustie (kar-NOOS’-tee), shooting a 7-under 64 to move onto the early leaderboard on a day when scoring conditions were ideal.

Rose, who needed to make an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole just to make the cut a day earlier, started his round with a birdie on the first hole and finished it with birdies on both 17 and 18. He didn’t make a bogey on the normally tough Carnoustie links.

The round ties the low at Carnoustie shot in the final round in 2007 by Steve Stricker and Richard Green.

Rose finished nearly three hours before the leaders teed off, and was at 4 under for the tournament, two shots off the lead held by Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner.

Tiger Woods sank a long putt on the ninth hole for an opening 3-under 33 on the front nine. Woods made a 40-footer on the ninth for his third birdie against no bogeys on the front nine to get to 3-under par for the tournament, three shots behind the leaders.


Carpenter looks to stay hot

CHICAGO (AP) — A day after hitting three homers and two doubles in just six innings, Cardinals slugger Matt Carpenter tries to torment the Cubs in a doubleheader.

Carpenter drove in seven before getting pulled early in St. Louis’ 18-5 thrashing at Wrigley Field Friday. He tied the major league record for extra-base hits in a game, and became the first player to do it in just six innings. He’ll look to inflict more damage against Cubs starters Tyler Chatwood and Mike Montgomery.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— The Texas Rangers continue a hot weekend series against Cleveland. At first pitch Friday it was 107 degrees, the hottest start ever at the Rangers’ 25-year-old ballpark. A high of 109 is forecast ahead of Saturday’s night game, and 108 for Sunday afternoon’s finale. The hottest temperature for a game this season is 108 degrees, set when the Angels hosted the Dodgers on July 7.

— The Yankees and the Mets continue their Subway Series at Yankee Stadium. Lefty Steven Matz starts for the Mets and right-hander Sonny Gray for the Yankees. Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN’-ehs SEHS’-peh-dehs) is back after a two-month stint on the DL, but he’s contemplating season-ending surgery on his troublesome heels. He homered Friday in his first game back.

— Baltimore pitcher Alex Cobb faces fellow right-hander Marcus Stroman when the Blue Jays host the Orioles Saturday afternoon. Cobb allowed season worsts of nine runs and 11 hits in a June 10 loss at Toronto. He’s 0-5 with a 6.69 ERA in seven starts since his most recent win, June 5 against the New York Mets. Stroman is 2-2 with a 3.45 ERA in five starts since returning from the disabled list on June 23. He missed more than a month because of a sore shoulder.


Vettel gets the pole

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Sebastian Vettel has secured the pole position for the German Grand Prix, while Lewis Hamilton’s hopes took another blow.

Already trailing in the title race, Hamilton starts Sunday’s race from 14th place after a hydraulic failure.

Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas had just beaten Vettel’s leading time, when Vettel produced a stunning lap to move back in front. Ferrari’s good day was completed with Kimi Raikkonen third fastest ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Vettel is the local favorite, having grown up near the track.

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