FOWLER’S FOURTH HIT OF THE DAY WINS THE GAME FOR ROCKIES
Denver—Dexter Fowler had four hits on the day including the game winner that drove in DJ LeMahieu with decisive run as the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 8 to 7 in 10 innings. Troy Tulowitzki hit his 16th home run of the season. The Rockies welcome the Washington Nationals to Coors Field tomorrow night.
OSWEILER LEARNING THE ROPES FROM MANNING
ENGLEWOOD(AP) – His throws are much stronger in his second season in Denver. His passes zip through defenders’ grasps and into his receivers’ waiting hands to the oohs and ahhs of his teammates and coaches. Not Peyton Manning – Brock Osweiler. OK, so, as coach John Fox likes to say, guys are only playing in their underwear now, the pads gathering dust for another six weeks. And sure, Manning is healthier and hardier than he was a year ago at this time, and if everything goes as planned, Osweiler will be buried on the bench again in 2013 except for the occasional cameo. But Osweiler looks so much more comfortable calling plays and barking out audibles heading into his second NFL season and both his decisions and his throws come noticeably faster.
ELSEWHERE IN SPORTS…
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Runs could be tough to come by when Tampa Bay opens a home series against Boston tonight. The Red Sox have scheduled 3-5 John Lackey who has surrendered three earned runs or less in eight of his nine starts this season, permitting one earned run or less in five of those outings. The Rays go with 6-2 Alex Cobb, who has allowed more than 3 earned runs only once in 11 starts this season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clayton Kershaw has been stingy overall with the earned runs this year for the Dodgers with a 1.93 ERA. But over the last three starts he’s 0-2 with a 4.05 ERA. Kershaw tries to turn it around when the Dodgers host NL West-leading Arizona as part of a four-game National League schedule tonight.
PARIS (AP) – Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) made have set a record with his eighth French Open title, but it didn’t do much for him in the men’s rankings. The eight-time French winner has dropped from No. 4 to No. 5 in the world. French runner-up David (dah-VEED’) Ferrer moved ahead of Nadal because he got extra points for making it to his first Grand Slam title match.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Miami’s 103-84 win over the Spurs last night sends the NBA Finals heading to San Antonio all tied up at a game each. The next three games are scheduled on the Spurs home court starting with Game 3 tomorrow night.
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) – Jimmie Johnson has opened up a 51-point lead in the Sprint Cup standings after his dominating win at Pocono Sunday. He led 128 of the 160 laps.