Astros streaking...Open course brutal...Former MLB pitcher detains suspects
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched five-hit ball over seven innings and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 7-3 for their eighth straight win Thursday afternoon. Brian McCann homered for the first time in nearly a month. Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve (al-TOO’-vay) and Josh Reddick were among five players with two hits apiece as Houston completed the three-game sweep.
MIAMI (AP) — Pablo Sandoval’s tie-breaking two-run single in the 16th inning lifted the San Francisco Giants past the Miami Marlins 6-3. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer and Mac Williamson also homered for the Giants. The victory was just the second for the Giants in their last 10 meetings with the Marlins.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez took a no-hitter two outs into the seventh inning, Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams hit solo homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 9-3. Trevor Story lined Velasquez’s 105th pitch to left for an RBI double, ending Velasquez’s bid for the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season. Velasquez dominated the Rockies, giving up one hit and two runs with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Things have gotten ugly on the back nine of the U.S. Open for Tiger Woods. After rallying to play the final seven holes on the front side in 1-under par following a triple bogey and bogey on the first two holes, Woods fell apart on the greens. Woods bogeyed the 11th, then made successive double bogeys on 13 and 14, including a four-putt on the 13th. After the second straight 6 he was 8-over par.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a former major league All-Star pitcher held two people at gunpoint after they took mail from his mailbox. The Bibb County Sheriff’s office said on Facebook that deputies responded just after 2:30 p.m. to a call from Kevin Brown in Macon. The 53-year-old Brown spent 19 seasons in the major leagues with the Rangers, Orioles, Marlins, Padres, Dodgers and Yankees.