Wimbledon delay...Red Sox streak snapped...NL West race tight
Jul. 14, 2018
LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon's Centre Court semifinal match on Friday between Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) and Rafael Nadal was so good it could have been an instant classic had they been able to finish before the tournament's 11 p.m. curfew. The two players didn't even get onto the court until after 8 p.m. because of an earlier marathon semifinal won by Kevin Anderson over John Isner (IHZ'-nur). Saturday's match will resume before the women's final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber.
BOSTON (AP) —Kevin Pillar had four hits and Justin Smoak had three, including a pair of homers, and they drove in four runs apiece to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 13-7 and snap Boston's 10-game winning streak. Mookie Betts had three hits, including two triples, to raise his major league-leading batting average to .357.
ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Ahmed hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh after Zack Godley allowed a run over six innings, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1. Both teams began the week in first place but have since fallen out. The Diamondbacks began the night a half game behind the Dodgers in the NL West. The Braves fell 1 ½ games behind NL East-leading Philadelphia.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ryan Rua (ROO'-ah) had a tiebreaking, pinch-hit three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 to snap a three-game losing streak. Texas left-hander Cole Hamels won for the first time in almost a month, allowing four runs and five hits with three strikeouts and one walk over 6 1/3 innings in a matchup of last-place teams.
SILVIS, Illinois (AP) — Michael Kim took a four-shot lead at the John Deere Classic in the Quad Cities, which was suspended twice because of weather concerns. Kim, who is winless in 84 career PGA Tour starts, was 16 under through 35 holes, with the second round still to be completed. Kim birdied eight of his first 14 holes without a bogey to race past first-round leader Steve Wheatcroft, who shot 68.