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July 28, 2018


Yankees host a doubleheader

UNDATED (AP) — The Yankees host a doubleheader against Kansas City after Friday night’s game was called off because of rain.

Luis Severino will move up and pitch the opener for the Yankees and CC Sabathia will start the second game. Sabathia had been set to pitch last night on his bobblehead night at Yankee Stadium. Instead, he will pitch the nightcap on 13 days’ rest, a gap extended by rainouts and the All-Star break.

Brad Keller, who was ready to start Friday night for the Royals on his 23rd birthday, and fellow rookie Heath Fillmyer will pitch the doubleheader.

Also on the Saturday schedule:

— The Cardinals host the Cubs in the second game of a three-game series. Lefty Jose Quintana starts for Chicago against right-hander Miles Mikolas (MY’-koh-lahs). Quintana is 4-2 with a 2.77 ERA in seven career starts against St. Louis. Mikolas has allowed three runs or less in his last six starts. Cole Hamels is expected to join the Cubs sometime this weekend, after the Texas Rangers traded the veteran left-hander for pitchers Eddie Butler and Rollie Lacy and a player to be named.

— Milwaukee right-hander Jhoulys Chacin (joh-LEES’ cha-SEEN’) tries to reach double-digit wins for a second straight season when the Brewers face the Giants in San Francisco. Chacin is going for victory No. 10 and a fourth straight winning decision. Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto makes his fourth start since coming off the DL on July 5. He owns a career 11-3 record and 2.74 ERA in 21 starts vs. Milwaukee. Mike Moustakas is expected to be available for the Brewers, who acquired the third baseman Friday from the Kansas City Royals.


Redskins 1st-rounder Payne out 2-3 weeks with ankle injury

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Redskins first-round pick Daron Payne is expected to miss two to three weeks because of an ankle injury.

Washington coach Jay Gruden says the defensive lineman out of Alabama was stepped on during practice Friday and will be in a walking boot for about a week. Gruden downplayed the setback Saturday, saying Payne is in great shape and already knows the defense.

Payne, the 13th overall pick, is a strong candidate to be the starting nose tackle.

This is the second consecutive year the Redskins have had a defensive lineman they drafted in the first round from Alabama go down with a foot injury. Jonathan Allen’s rookie year was cut short five games into last season because of a sprain.


Ames shares lead at Senior British Open with Jimenez

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Stephen Ames and Miguel Angel Jimenez shared the lead at 9-under after the second round of the Senior British Open was completed Saturday morning. Darkness had ended play early on Friday with No. 18 remaining for Ames, which he parred on the Old Course for a 3-under 69. Jimenez finished on Friday, with the Spaniard firing a 5-under 67 for a total of 135.

Ames and Jimenez had a one-stroke lead over American pair Jeff Sluman (68) and Kirk Triplett (71), and defending champion Bernhard Langer (69). Tom Watson was two strokes off the lead.

Play was delayed for 85 minutes at the start of Friday’s round due to thick fog.


Hungarian GP: Hamilton takes pole position ahead of Bottas

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lewis Hamilton produced a brilliant last lap to take the pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in difficult track conditions on Saturday.

Kimi Raikkonen starts third, followed by Sebastian Vettel.

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