Update on the latest sports
Aug. 11, 2018
Mickelson misses cut, puts Ryder Cup in question
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Phil Mickelson will fail to automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1993 after a 1-over 71 left him 4 over for the PGA Championship, well outside the cut line.
He still could be among Jim Furyk's four captain's choices when they are announced Monday.
Mickelson is 18-20-7 in the Ryder Cup, but he played well two years ago at Hazeltine National, when the Americans routed the Europeans 17-11 to win back the cup.
Bryson DeChambeau was just outside the top eight that automatically qualify for the team. He missed a short putt at his final hole Saturday to keep from playing the weekend.
Players are finishing up the second round, which was suspended by rain Friday. When play ended, Gary Woodland had the clubhouse lead at 10 under, one shot ahead of Kevin Kisner (KIHZ'-nur).
Red Sox have split doubleheader in Baltimore
UNDATED (AP) — The Red Sox and the Orioles have a split doubleheader in Baltimore.
David Price starts the first game for Boston. The left-hander is 11-6 with a 3.93 ERA. Manager Alex Cora hasn't named the starter for Game 2, saying it would depend on how Game 1 goes. Jimmy Yacabonis starts the opener for Baltimore, followed by Yefry Ramirez.
Boston's J.D. Martinez has become the first major leaguer this season to top the century mark in RBIs. He's at 101 after driving in two Friday night against the Orioles.
Martinez set a career high with 104 RBIs last year while playing for Detroit and Arizona. The AL East-leading Red Sox have 45 games left for him to keep piling up the total.
In other games on the Saturday schedule:
— Lance Lynn makes his first start in pinstripes at Yankee Stadium in an afternoon game against Texas. The right-hander was acquired from the Twins on July 30. He gave up just two hits over 7 1/3 innings in his first start with New York on Monday vs. the White Sox. Righty Drew Hutchinson starts the series finale for the Rangers. Texas won Friday night's game 12-7 as Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees.
— Jon Lester hopes to return to form when the Cubs host Washington. The left-hander is 0-2 with an 8.53 ERA in his past four starts. Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark tries to win his fourth straight start. He's 6-12 with a 4.21 ERA. The Cubs edged the Nationals 3-2 on Friday in the first meeting between the teams since they beat Washington in the NL Division Series.
— Blue Jays right-hander Sam Gaviglio is 0-4 in 13 starts since winning in late May at Philadelphia. He hopes to end that skid when he pitches at home against Tampa Bay, which shut out Toronto 7-0 Friday night. Right-hander Ryne Stanek is expected to open for the Rays, a day after left-hander Blake Snell didn't permit a runner in five innings before being taken out.
— After beating Astros aces Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole on consecutive nights, the Seattle Mariners try to keep up their run at Minute Maid Park. Next, they'll face Charlie Morton, who is 12-2 with a 2.81 ERA. Wade LeBlanc (6-2, 3.81) starts for Seattle, which trails Houston by six games in the AL West.
US beats Japan 4-3 to reach final of softball worlds
MAKUHARI, Japan (AP) — Pitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women's world softball championship.
The defending champions will face either Japan or Canada in Sunday's final.
The winner of the tournament will be awarded a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. If Japan wins, the second-place finisher will be granted the Olympic spot because Japan has an automatic berth as host.
Softball and baseball were dropped from the Olympic program after the 2008 Beijing Games but have been restored for 2020.
Canada beat Puerto Rico 10-4 and Australia 12-0 and will face Japan tomorrow with a chance to advance to the final.