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September 1, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoan Moncada and Matt Davidson homered, prized prospect Michael Kopech combined with three relievers on a five-hitter, and the Chicago White Sox waited out a long rain delay to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-1. Major league-leading Boston had won three in a row, including a 9-4 victory in the opener of the four-game set. Its advantage in the AL Central was trimmed to 7 1/2 games over the New York Yankees, who rallied for a 7-5 win over Detroit.

OAKLAND,Calif. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty and Matt Chapman homered, Matt Olson had three hits and the Oakland Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-5. Oakland pulled 1 1/2 games behind first-place Houston in the AL West, and extended its lead for the second wild card over Seattle to 5 1/2 games.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner homered on Zack Greinke’s first pitch of the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to edge the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2. Los Angeles began the day two games behind Arizona in the NL West and 2 1/2 games back in the wild-card race.

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams had mixed feelings for her opponent across the net, but she didn’t let up against sister Venus Williams and kept booming big shots for winners, allowing Venus to win just 3 games in the match. The Williams sisters, long ago in careers that have spanned 20 years and 30 meetings as professionals, learned they had to view each other only as opponents.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Justin Rose heads into the second round of the Dell Technologies Championship with a 1-shot lead. Rose fired a 6-under 65. A breezy day at the TPC Boston kept scores higher than usual. Rose had three birdies over his last four holes to lead Russell Knox and Abraham Ancer. Tiger Woods had to rally to salvage a 72.

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