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LEADING OFF: Carpenter's HR binge, deGrom vs Yanks at night

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday: POWER SURGE Matt Carpenter tries to homer in his seventh straight game when the Cardinals complete a five-game series against the rival Cubs at Wrigley Field. The teams split a day-night doubleheader Saturday and Carpenter homered in both ends — even though he didn't start the…

Yealimi Noh beats Alexa Pano 4 in US Girls' Junior final

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Yealimi Noh beat Alexa Pano 4 and 3 on Saturday in the U.S. Girls' Junior title match to cap a long day at Poppy Hills. The 16-year-old Noh, from Concord, California, reached the final in the morning with a 3-and-2 victory over Gina Kim of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in…

Dickerson hits 2 HRs, Pirates beat Reds for 8th straight win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Corey Dickerson led off the game by plunking the top of Cincinnati pitcher Anthony DeSclafani's left foot with a sharp grounder. Then the Pittsburgh left fielder really did some damage. Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two…

Perez homers, Royals hold off Twins 4-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez started his fifth straight All-Star Game, though it was more for his reputation than what he's done offensively this season. That could be changing. Perez homered, reliever Brian Flynn picked up the win with three scoreless innings and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on…

Springer's slam, Verlander's K's send Astros past Halos, 7-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander hadn't earned a win in the past six starts of his All-Star season. George Springer hadn't homered or contributed many game-changing hits in the last month. Those are the closest things to crises in the charmed world of the Houston Astros, and the two stars dramatically ended their droughts…

Leah Pritchett breaks Bandimere Speedway speed record

MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Leah Pritchett broke the Bandimere Speedway speed record Saturday to lead Top Fuel qualifying in the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals. Pritchett had a 3.799-second run at 327.19 mph in the final session for her second straight No. 1, third of the season and 10th overall. "We were putting the coals to…

FC Dallas, Houston play to 1-1 after scoring early goals

HOUSTON (AP) — FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo each scored early goals in a 1-1 draw Saturday night. Matt Hedges put Dallas (11-3-6) ahead 47 seconds into the game with his first goal of the season, converting a header off a cross from Santiago Mosquera. Houston (7-6-6) tied it in the eight on Mauro…

No. 1-ranked Price beats Takahashi to win Governor's Cup

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Harry Price of Australia solidified his status as the world's top-ranked match racer by winning the Governor's Cup on Saturday, rallying to beat No. 20 Leonard Takahashi of New Zealand, 3-2. Price, 22, showed his prowess in boat handling and tactics to win the world's oldest youth match racing championship…

Trapp's late blast lifts Crew past Orlando City, 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Will Trapp scored in stoppage time to give the Columbus Crew a 3-2 comeback victory over Orlando City on Saturday night. Trapp scored on a deep blast, off an assist by Mike Grella, for his first goal of the season and second in his MLS career. Sacha Kljestan gave Orlando the…

Iglesias drives in 4 as Fiers, Tigers blank Red Sox 5-0

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Fiers might be pitching his way into a pennant chase. The Detroit right-hander worked impressively into the seventh inning Saturday night, and Jose Iglesias homered and drove in four runs to lift the Tigers to a 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox. Fiers has been sharp lately, and after lowering…