Denver–The Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals last night at Coors Field 11 to 10 in 11 innings. The Rockies close out the current homestand this weekend against the San Diego Padres.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – The two top-seeds at Wimbledon are back in action today. Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) has a match with No. 28 Radek Stepanek (RAH’-dehk STEHP’-ihn-ihk), while Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah) is facing an unseeded player from Taiwan.
The two No. 3’s are also playing today, for the men that means Roger Federer while for the women that’s Agnieszka Radwanska (ahg-nee-ESH’-kuh rahd-VAHN’-skuh).
Several American’s have matches today, including Sam Querrey (KWEER’-ee) who hit 21 aces to edge No. 21-seeded Milos Raonic (MEE’-lohs ray-OH’-nihch) in the second round, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 6-4. The match was suspended in the third set Thursday because of darkness.
Also on court today are Christina McHale and Sloan Stephens.
Full schedule of action with one afternoon game
UNDATED (AP) – There is a day game being played in the National League. The contest is being staged in Chicago as the Cubs are playing host to the Astros. The Cubs are last in the six-team National League Central, while the Astros stand in fifth place.
In St. Louis this evening, the two teams breathing down Cincinnati’s neck in the Central Division, the Cards and Pirates, are squaring off. The Reds enter play a game up on the Pirates and 1 1/2 games up on the Cardinals. The Reds have their hands full tonight, playing the Giants in San Francisco. The home-team is sending Matt Cain to the mound, who as you might recall tossed a perfect game on June 13th.
Two of the top clubs in the NL East are opening up a weekend series as Washington visits Atlanta. The Nationals lead the Braves and Mets by 3 1/2 games. New York is playing in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, who after being swept by the Giants; trail San Francisco by a game in the NL West.
Rounding out senior circuit play this evening, Miami is home to Philadelphia, Arizona is at Milwaukee and San Diego is at Colorado.
In the American League, the Yankees and White Sox resume their series in New York. The Yankees’ bullpen imploded yesterday, blowing a 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth, losing to the Sox 4-3.
While the Yankees and White Sox were playing, Cleveland was beating Baltimore 7-2. The Orioles are 5 games back of the Yankees in second place in the AL East, while the Indians trail the White Sox by 2 1/2 in the AL Central.
There’s a good pitching matchup tonight in St. Petersburg, Fla., as the Rays play host to Detroit. The Tigers are sending eight game winner Justin Verlander to the mound against 10-4 David Price.
Matt Harrison of the Rangers is looking for his eleventh win of the season tonight as Texas plays host to Oakland. Harrison tops the AL with his 10 victories.
Completing the American League schedule, the Angels are in Toronto to play the Blue Jays, Kansas City is at Minnesota and Seattle is home to Boston.
Three-team deal could be completed today
DALLAS (AP) – Lamar Odom is headed back to Los Angeles for a second chance with the Clippers and Mo Williams will be reunited with the Utah Jazz as part of a three-team deal with Dallas. That’s according to a person with knowledge of the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because a three-team deal between the Mavericks, Clippers and Jazz is contingent on Williams exercising his $8.5 million player option for next season. That person said that was expected to happen by today.
Van Pelt loses ground
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – First round leader Bo Van Pelt now finds himself two shots back of the lead during the second round of the AT&T National. He opened with a 4-under-par 67, but is 1-over for the day through 12 holes. He now stands 3-under, two back of Brendon de Jonge (deh-YAHNG’), who has completed 10 holes, and Jimmy Walker, who has finished nine.