Sports: Verlander Hammered; Tribe Wins 9th Straight Over Tigers
The Tigers lost to the Indians 9-3. Cleveland has beaten the Tigers 9th time in 9 games this season. Lonnie Chisenhall had four hits, including one of Cleveland's four home runs off Justin Verlander in the fifth inning, and the streaking Indians won their ninth straight game Sunday by beating Detroit 9-3 to remain unbeaten in nine meetings with the Tigers this season. Uribe, Tyler Naquin and Mike Napoli also went deep for the Indians. Chisenhall was 4 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs. Cleveland overcame three homers by former teammates, including two by Victor Martinez, to sweep Detroit for the third time this year. The Indians have outscored the Tigers 60-20 in nine games. Only once before had Verlander allowed four homers in a start — also against the Indians in 2007. According to the Elias Sports Bureau and Fox Sports Detroit, he became the first pitcher in franchise history to give up four in one inning. Verlander (7-6) allowed eight runs on nine hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. The Tigers are off today and play the Marlins on Tuesday. The Marlins took three of four from the Cubs. Chicago lost for the sixth time in seven games to trim their lead in the NL Central to nine games over St. Louis.
Chris Sale became baseball's first 13-game winner by pitching eight innings of two-run, five-hit ball in the Chicago White Sox's 5-2 verdict over Toronto. The Tigers and White Sox are tied for third place, 7 games behind first place Cleveland and two games behind second place Kansas City.
The Battle Creek Bombers lost to the Kenosha Kingfish, 6-5 Sunday afternoon, getting swept in the two-game series. With the loss, the Bombers’ overall record falls to 14-14.
The Bombers took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but reliever Nigel Ward allowed two runs as four of the first five batters reached base with singles. Bombers starting pitcher Scott Sency went a season-high seven innings. He allowed three runs on seven hits. Sency did not allow a walk, and struck out a season-high eight batters. The Bombers now travel to play the Rockford Rivets for a two-game stint beginning Monday night in Rockford at 7:35
Billy Hurley III has picked up his first PGA Tour victory by capturing the Quicken Loans National at Congressional near Washington, D.C. Hurley entered the tournament as the 607th-ranked player before posting a three-shot win over Vijay Singh. The Naval Academy graduate earned over $1.2 million and a spot in next month's British Open.
Top-ranked Lydia Ko is the winner of the LPGA's Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship.
Tony Stewart has earned his first Sprint Cup victory since 2013. Stewart ended an 84-race losing streak by holding off Denny Hamlin over the final lap of Sunday's event at Sonoma Raceway. Contact from Stewart's car sent Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota fish-tailing into the outside wall, but Hamlin held the runner-up spot, crossing the stripe .625 seconds behind the race winner.
Was that a photo finish? Fox News reported it was, but Scott Brennan posted on our Facebook page that it was not. Well at the average lap speed of 95 mph, that’s about 90 feet. At 150 mph, that would be 60 feet…..so not a photo finish. The 45-year-old Stewart took the lead on fuel strategy during a caution with 24 laps to go and held on after another yellow flag stalled the race. The final restart came with 14 laps remaining before he fought off a trio of Toyota drivers for his third career victory at Sonoma. Joey Logano was third, followed by pole-sitter Carl Edwards and Martin Truex Jr.
Chile has won the Copa America by defeating Argentina 4-2 on penalty kicks following a scoreless tie at the Meadowlands. Francisco Silva converted Chile's final shot to give La Roja their second straight Copa America title. Argentina star Lionel Messi put his penalty kick over the crossbar.