Sports Morgan sharp, Johnson homers in Indians' 3-1 win over Twins
Canada's Alena Sharp and Brooke Henderson struggle in first round at Olympics
KAWAGOE, Japan — Alena Sharp has a two-step process for putting a bad round of golf behind her: hit the driving range and then write about her day. Sharp and Canadian teammate Brooke Henderson both struggled on the final holes in the first round of women's golf at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. They shot identical 3-over 74 rounds at Kasumigaseki Country Club. "I'll probably go bang some drivers, get some tension out," said Sharp with a laugh.Sharp and Canadian teammate Brooke Henderson both struggled on the final holes in the first round of women's golf at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday. They shot identical 3-over 74 rounds at Kasumigaseki Country Club.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Morgan threw six scoreless innings, Daniel Johnson hit a two-run homer and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Morgan (2-5) allowed just three hits and struck out eight to win for the first time since June 28, which was his first major league victory. James Karinchak escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and Emmanuel Clase earned his 17th save in 21 chances, running his scoreless streak to 12 1/3 innings.
Johnson, in his first game back after being recalled from Triple-A Columbus for the third time this season, opened the scoring with a no-doubt shot to the plaza in right field in the fifth off Minnesota rookie Bailey Ober.
Goodwin homers in 10th, White Sox beat Cubs 8-6 at Wrigley
CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Goodwin led off the 10th inning with a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox regrouped to beat the Cubs 8-6 on Friday at Wrigley Field after Craig Kimbrel blew a three-run lead against his former team, Goodwin, who came in to run for Eloy Jiménez in the sixth, broke a 4-all tie with his drive to left-center against Manuel Rodríguez (0-2). Gavin Sheets and Tim Anderson added RBI singles to make it 8-4. The Cubs cut it toGoodwin, who came in to run for Eloy Jiménez in the sixth, broke a 4-all tie with his drive to left-center against Manuel Rodríguez (0-2). Gavin Sheets and Tim Anderson added RBI singles to make it 8-4.
“Once I’m given the opportunity to come back up here, make the most of it,” Johnson said. “Don’t really think about when I’m going down, when I’m coming back up again. Just take it a day at a time playing up here and just play.”
Ober (1-2) cruised through four innings before running into trouble in the fifth. Coming off perhaps his best outing this season, he gave up three runs — two earned — and five hits in six innings.
The 6-foot-9 right-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in his last six starts.
A 2017 draft pick out of the College of Charleston, Ober eclipsed his season high with 79 2/3 innings pitched this season for Minnesota and Triple-A St. Paul.
“I’ve continued to hopefully keep pushing that,” Ober said. “I’m feeling really good right now, body’s feeling great. I’m going to keep going and doing what I’m doing, and hopefully I keep doing well.”
Wheeler throws 2-hitter, first-place Phillies beat Mets 3-0
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11, Bryce Harper homered and the first-place Philadelphia Phillies finished off a three-game sweep for their eighth straight victory, 3-0 over the fading New York Mets on Sunday. Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto also homered to help the Phillies move 2 1/2 games ahead of the Mets in the NL East. The streak is Philadelphia’s longest since winning eight straight in July 2010. TheJean Segura and J.T. Realmuto also homered to help the Phillies move 2 1/2 games ahead of the Mets in the NL East. The streak is Philadelphia’s longest since winning eight straight in July 2010.
The Twins, who had won eight of 11 and taken three straight series from playoff contenders, missed their chances to continue the run.
Cleveland reliever Trevor Stephan loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth on three straight walks. Minnesota plated one run on Jorge Polanco’s fielder’s choice grounder off Karinchak. Then he struck out Josh Donaldson and got Luis Arraez to ground out.
The Twins also loaded the bases with no outs against Morgan in the second, but Miguel Sanó struck out and Rob Refsnyder bounced into a 1-2-3 double play on a checked swing.
“I really think that turned his game around because those next four innings, he was pretty good,” interim Indians manager DeMarlo Hale said. “Just a great effort. You talk about making an adjustment from start to start, and I thought he did that.”
Minnesota was 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position.
“I think when we had some guys in scoring position, we just didn’t take advantage,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “We didn’t hit a ball and find a patch of grass. I’ll say this, as a whole, I don’t think our at-bats today were that much different than a lot of games where we score four, five, six runs.”
Why Vanessa Morgan's Son River Is Not Playing Toni's Baby on 'Riverdale'
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COVID-19 HITS COACHES
Minnesota was without two coaches due to COVID-19. The team confirmed that first-base coach Tommy Watkins tested positive for the virus. Watkins was vaccinated. He left in the third inning of Monday’s game with an illness. Field coordinator Kevin Morgan took Watkins’ spot as first-base coach.
Hitting coach Edgar Varela was already away from the team with COVID-19. Varela had left the team to deal with COVID-19 issues in his family and contracted the virus himself.
Indians: RHP Shane Bieber (right subscapularis strain) threw his second bullpen, which consisted of 25 pitches. … 1B Bobby Bradley (left knee strain) has progressed to baseball activities, including soft toss. There’s still no timetable for his return.
Twins: RHP Randy Dobnak (right middle finger strain) traveled to Florida to continue his rehab program. He is expected to play in a rehab game with Class A Fort Myers and potentially throw as many as 50 pitches. The team wants him to be stretched out for more innings when he returns.
RHP Zach Plesac (7-4, 4.64 ERA) will start Wednesday afternoon’s series finale for Cleveland. Baldelli announced after the game that LHP Lewis Thorpe (0-2, 3.86) will be recalled from Triple-A St. Paul to start for Minnesota, pitching in the rotation spot opened when Michael Pineda went on the injured list last weekend with a left oblique strain.
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Braves extend win streak to 7, Orioles lose 16th straight .
Travis d’Arnaud celebrated his new contract with a two-run homer, Jorge Soler also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore 3-0 Friday night, extending their winning streak to seven games while handing the Orioles their 16th straight defeat. Max Fried (11-7) allowed four hits in his first career nine-inning complete game, and the NL East-leading Braves matched a modern-era, single-season franchise record with their 11th consecutive road win. The last time that happened was in 1956, when the team was based in Milwaukee. Fried struck out four, walked none. Baltimore’s losing streak is its second-longest since moving from St.