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Dixon loses speed late and fades to 4th in Indianapolis 500

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:58 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon had his second Indianapolis 500 victory in sight and a powerful Chevrolet that led him to believe he could park it in victory lane.

The speed that put him in front at Indy for more laps than any driver on Sunday failed in the end. Dixon settled for fourth place driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, missing his chance at another Brickyard win to pair with his 2008 title.

Texas wins Big 12 title, beating Oklahoma State 6-3

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:58 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Zane Gurwitz broke a tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning and fifth-seeded Texas won the Big 12 championship Sunday, beating second-seeded Oklahoma State 6-3.

The Longhorns (30-25) earned an automatic NCAA Tournament berth, winning the conference tournament for the record fifth time and first since 2009.

Oklahoma State (37-18) lost in the title game for the second consecutive year.

Indians' win streak reaches 6 games, Reds' skid hits 8

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:43 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — Trevor Bauer pitched into the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.

Cincinnati has dropped eight in a row, its longest losing streak since 2009. The Reds have been outscored 54-19 during the streak that has dropped them to a season-worst seven games under .500 at 18-25.

Astros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split 4-game series

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:39 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Evan Gattis and Preston Tucker both homered in the sixth inning, and the Houston Astros slugged their way to another victory Sunday, rallying past the Detroit Tigers 10-8.

The Astros trailed 7-3 before scoring four runs in the sixth, including Tucker's three-run shot as a pinch hitter that tied the game. The following inning, Jason Castro lined a tiebreaking two-run single with the bases loaded and two out.

International League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:37 PM
North Division
Rochester (Twins)2519.568
Pawtucket (Red Sox)2420.5451
Buffalo (Blue Jays)2320.535
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)2223.489
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)1827.400
Syracuse (Nationals)1626.3818<

Walsh Jennings, Ross run AVP Tour winning streak to 8

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:37 PM

KENNER, La. (AP) — Three-time Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings and silver medalist April Ross won the season-opening New Orleans Open on Sunday to extend their AVP Tour winning streak to eight events.

The top-seeded Walsh Jennings and Ross beat No. 3 Jennifer Kessy and Emily Day 21-16, 22-20 in the final.

Foltynewicz pitches into 8th, Braves beat Brewers 2-1

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:35 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Mike Foltynewicz pitched three-hit ball for 7 2-3 innings, leading the Atlanta Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.

Foltynewicz (3-1) allowed one run in his longest start in the majors. He struck out seven.

Jason Grilli struck out three in the ninth for his 13th save.

Jimmy Nelson (2-5) matched Foltynewicz through five scoreless innings before allowing two runs on two walks and two hits, including Andrelton Simmons' RBI single, in the sixth.

Rahal leads Honda with fifth-place finish in Indy 500

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:34 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Graham Rahal had the spot possible to watch rival teams Penske Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing in a dramatic duel for victory in the Indianapolis 500.

He only wishes he had the horsepower to make a run at them.

While the two teams powered by Chevrolet kept swapping the lead in the closing laps Sunday, with Juan Pablo Montoya ultimately taking the checkered flag to give owner Roger Penske his 16th victory, Rahal was left to finish as the best of the Honda entries in fifth.

Napoli homers again, drives in 4; Red Sox beat Angels 6-1

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:32 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Napoli hit his fourth homer of the series and drove in four runs, Wade Miley allowed one run in eight innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Sunday.

Napoli belted a two-run home run, two-run double and improved his career average to .333 with 18 homers and 36 RBIs in 47 games against his former team.

Mike Trout had an RBI double for the Angles, who closed a 10-game road trip against AL East teams at 5-5.

Harper has 2 RBIs and Nationals beat Phillies 4-1

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 04:30 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper drove in two runs, Gio Gonzalez outpitched Aaron Harang and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Sunday for their eighth straight series win.

Harper gave the Nationals a 2-1 lead with a run-scoring groundout in the fifth inning and added an RBI single in the seventh. In addition to moving into the NL lead with 41 RBIs, he also increased his league-leading totals in walks (39) and runs (39).

The 22-year-old Harper also threw out a runner from right field on a force play at second base.

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