Rays rule...Dodgers lead NL West...Serena advances at Open
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie Brandon Lowe homered and drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays hung on in the ninth inning to defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-4, taking two of three from the AL Central leaders. The Rays have won 11 of 13 and are a season-high 10 games over .500.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Iannetta hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the last-place San Diego Padres 7-3 to salvage a split of their four-game series and stay within a half-game of the NL West lead. The Rockies came into the series one-half game behind Arizona before losing the first two games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Kemp beat the Diamondbacks for the second straight game, hitting a two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted the Los Angeles Dodgers over Arizona 3-2 for sole possession of first place in the NL West. Kemp’s one-out drive put Los Angeles alone atop the division for the first time since Aug. 7. The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks by identical 3-2 scores three days in a row.
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams started fast and finished strong to reach the quarterfinals by beating Kaia Kanepi (KY’-uh kuh-NEP’-ee) 6-0, 4-6, 6-3. Williams, seeded 17th, won the first set in just 18 minutes. She quickly seized control again after dropping the second, racing to a 3-0 lead in the final set. The six-time U.S. Open champion, who missed the tournament last year and gave birth to her daughter, advanced to face 2016 finalist and No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Abraham Ancer of Mexico opens with three straight birdies on his way to a 6-under 65 and leads by one shot over a familiar figure going into the final round of the Dell Technologies Championship. It’s not Tiger Woods, but the guy playing with him — Bryson DeChambeau, who is coming off a four-shot victory in the first FedEx Cup playoff event and shot 63 while playing with Woods for the first time in a tournament.