Serena steamrolls sister...Indians’ Kluber wins again...Big league trades
NEW YORK (AP) — The Williams vs. Williams match at the U.S. Open didn’t live up to the hype. Serena Williams crushed her sister Venus 6-1, 6-2 and cruised into the fourth round. Venus’ three points matched the lowest total ever for one sister in their matchups. In other action, defending champion Rafael Nadal barely got through a real test in the third round of the U.S. Open, edging No. 27 seed Karen Khachanov in a 4 hour match. Finalist Kevin Anderson survived a scare from 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched seven sparkling innings, Edwin Encarnacion homered and the Cleveland Indians beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-0 on Friday night. Kluber now has 17 wins on the season. AL Central-leading Cleveland won for the fourth time in five games.
NEW YORK (AP) — The playoff-contending New York Yankees have acquired former NL MVP Andrew McCutchen from the San Francisco Giants for two prospects. The teams announced the deal on the last day for trades to be done for players to be eligible for the postseason. San Francisco is getting infielder Abiatal Avelino and right-hander Juan De Paula and is also sending cash to New York.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have added bullpen help for the final stretch, acquiring veteran Xavier Cedeno from the Chicago White Sox for two minor leaguers. Cedeno is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 33 appearances after signing with Chicago as a minor league free agent in January. Also making moves today are the Los Angeles Dodgers. They’ve bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-hander Ryan Madson from the Washington Nationals for a minor league pitcher.
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Justin Rose made his birdies mean something by keeping bogeys off his card for a 6-under 65 and a one-shot lead Friday in the Dell Technologies Championship. A breezy day at the TPC Boston kept scores higher than usual. He had three birdies over his last four holes to lead Russell Knox and Abraham Ancer. Tiger Woods had to rally to salvage a 72.