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Brewers slugger hobbled...Chatwood to start for Cubs...LPGA 2nd round ends with 3-way tie

August 18, 2018

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Brewers are hoping slugger Eric Thames makes a quick recovery after injuring his left knee last night at St. Louis. He collided with center fielder Lorenzo Cain while chasing a fly ball. The series continues tonight with Milwaukee left-hander Wade Miley looking for his first win since July 21. Right-hander Miles Mikolas starts for the Cardinals. He’s won five straight games.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cubs right-hander Tyler Chatwood will move from the bullpen to start tonight’s game in Pittsburgh in place of left-hander Mike Montgomery, who’s on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. Chatwood made 19 starts before being shifted to relief in early August. He has issued a major league-high 90 walks in 99 2/3 innings. Right-hander Joe Musgrove starts for Pittsburgh. He is 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Angels lefty Andrew Heaney will try to end his streak of 16 consecutive winless road starts when L.A. visits the Texas Rangers tonight. His streak ties Rudy May for the longest such streak in team history. Heany’s last road win was Sept. 2, 2015 at Oakland. He is 0-2 with a 10.57 ERA in two career starts at Texas. Tonight’s start comes a year to the date after his return to the Angels from Tommy John surgery on July 2, 2016.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker heads into the third round of the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina with a two-stroke lead. He followed his opening 11-under 59 with a 67. Snedeker moved to 14 under a day after becoming the 10th player in PGA Tour history to break 60.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jin Young Ko has moved into a three-way tie for the lead at the LPGA’s Indy Women in Tech Championship in Indianapolis. She shot a 6-under 66 in the completion of the rain-delayed the second round. Ko joins Lizette Salas and Sung Hyun Park at 13 under for the tournament. The third round is scheduled for this afternoon.

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