Saturday, July 4
Pennington's sac fly in 10th wins it for Diamondbacks, 4-3
PHOENIX (AP) — Cliff Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Friday night.
Welington Castillo led off the 10th against Yohan Flande with a double off the fence in right field. Castillo moved to third on Chris Owings' single and scored easily on Pennington's fly ball.
Pennington had the game-tying hit in the sixth inning and earned the third walkoff win for Arizona this season.
The Rockies lost a chance to take the lead in the top of the 10th after getting the first two batters on base. Pinch-hitter Michael McKenry lined out to shortstop Nick Ahmed, who doubled off Wilin Rosario at second. Then Andrew Chafin struck out Drew Stubbs to end the inning.
Mets begin road trip with 2-1 win over Dodgers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, rookie Noah Snydergaard dueled reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw on even terms, and the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Friday night.
Lucas Duda blooped a double just inside the left field line leading off the ninth against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen. Wilmer Flores followed with a single that bounced off Jansen's glove as the right-hander tried to backhand the ball. Duda then scored on Plawecki's fly out to center field.
Hansel Robles pitched two scoreless innings for the victory and Jeurys Familia pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save in 24 chances.
NASCAR dumps Trump
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump.
The motorsports series says it will not hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami.
Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, whose company is the title sponsor of NASCAR's Truck Series, said in a letter released Friday that he would not attend or participate in the awards ceremony if it's held at a Trump property. The ceremony was held at Doral last year.
NASCAR and Camping World are the latest to distance themselves from Trump following his inflammatory statements regarding immigrants from Mexico.
US OPEN-TABLE TENNIS
US Open table tennis tourney hosts players from 33 countries
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Open table tennis championships begin Monday with more than 1,000 athletes competing from 33 countries at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The singles competition starts Wednesday, with Adrian Crisan and Elisabeta Samara of Romania the top men's and women's seeds, respectively.
Lily Zhang of Palo Alto, California, is the top U.S. player in the women's draw with a No. 4 ranking. Among the top U.S. men's challengers are 2014 U.S. national champion Jimmy Butler and 15-year-old Kanak Jha.
Defending men's champion Tao Wen Zhang of China and women's title holder Yuko Fujii of Japan are unseeded.
The singles finals are July 11.