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August 18, 2018


Chatwood moving from bullpen to start in place of Montgomery

UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Cubs continue their series at Pittsburgh, a day after tying a major league record by turning seven double plays in a 1-0 win over the Pirates. One was a game-ending effort by rookie third baseman David Bote on a grounder by David Freese. The Cubs got six double plays on grounders, five with Cole Hamels pitching, and one on a line drive. The Elias Sports Bureau says the Cubs became the third team in big league history to turn seven double plays in a nine-inning game.

Cubs right-hander Tyler Chatwood will move from the bullpen to start Saturday night in place of left-hander Mike Montgomery, who’s been placed 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.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Mets ace Jacob deGrom tries to enhance his NL Cy Young credentials when he starts vs. Jake Arrieta and the Phillies today at Citizens Bank Park. DeGrom leads the majors with a 1.81 ERA. He’s evened his record at 7-7 after New York recently gave him some long-overdue run support. Arrieta is 9-7 with a 3.33 ERA. He won the 2015 NL Cy Young Award with the Cubs.

— Angels lefty Andrew Heaney will try to end his streak of 16 consecutive winless road starts when L.A. visits the Texas Rangers. His streak ties Rudy May (1965-69) for the longest such streak in team history. Heany’s last road win was Sept. 2, 2015 at Oakland. The Rangers will honor Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH’-loh koh-LOHN’) with an on-field tribute before the game. Earlier this month, the 45-year-old topped Dennis Martinez for the most wins by a pitcher from Latin America. Colon added another victory this week and is 247-186 in the majors. Martinez, who finished in 1998, was 245-193.


McCarron, Williams injured as Bills down Browns 19-17

CLEVELAND (AP) — Buffalo’s 19-17 win in Friday night’s NFL preseason game in Cleveland may have been a costly one.

AJ McCarron sustained a potentially serious shoulder injury, throwing the Bills’ quarterback situation into disarray.

McCarron didn’t show any obvious signs of being hurt when he was hit hard from behind by Myles Garrett and sacked by Larry Ogunjobi, and the Bills didn’t disclose his injury until the fourth quarter.

The 27-year-old McCarron signed with Buffalo as a free agent for a chance to start after four years as a backup in Cincinnati. He is competing with Nathan Peterman and rookie Josh Allen for Buffalo’s starting job.

McCarron’s wasn’t the only major injury Friday. Standout defensive tackle Kyle Williams injured his right knee during a running play in the first quarter. The 35-year-old team leader left the game with his leg immobilized. He didn’t speak with reporters.


Snedeker 2 up through 36

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker has followed his opening 11-under 59 with a 67 to take a two-stroke lead into the weekend at the Wyndham Championship.

Snedeker moved to 14 under a day after becoming the 10th player in PGA Tour history to break 60.

D.A. Points shot a 64 to reach 12 under — one stroke ahead of C.T. Pan.


Park, Sallas share clubhouse lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sung Hyun Park shot a 9-under 63 for a share of the lead with Lizette Salas during the suspended second round of the Indy Women in Tech Championship. Sallas followed Thursday’s 62 with a 3-under 69 to match Park at 13 under.

Afternoon rains forced a suspension of nearly four hours, with nearly half the field unable to finish before dark.


Garwood leads senior event

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Doug Garwood is the first-round leader in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, one shot ahead of Michael Bradley and Marco Dawson.

Garwood birdied the final three holes of the PGA Tour Champions event for an 8-under 64. He finished with nine birdies and played his final nine holes in 6-under 31.


Unified Koreas athletes cheered at Asian Games spectacular

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas marched together in a spectacular opening ceremony for the Asian Games.

The two countries, still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in an armistice, have fielded 60 athletes in combined teams along with larger contingents for their respective national squads. They’re competing together in several sports including women’s basketball and rowing.

Some 42,000 people packed the Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta Saturday for an elaborate ceremony showcasing diverse Indonesian culture.

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