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Starlin Castro legged out a run-scoring infield single in the 11th inning, and the Chicago Cubs blanked the punchless New York Mets 2-0 Wednesday night for their second consecutive shutout at Citi Field.
Kyle Hendricks outpitched Jonathon Niese in a matchup of feeble offenses, and Matt Szczur provided the one big hit Tuesday night as the Chicago Cubs snapped a five-game skid with a 1-0 victory.
Celia Sasic picked a pretty bad time for Germany’s first missed penalty kick in the women’s World Cup.
Chris Young had a go-ahead, three-run homer among three hits in his hometown, lifting lifted the New York Yankees to a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women’s World Cup.
Noah Syndergaard pitched eight sharp innings and the light-hitting New York Mets got exactly the help they needed when Johnny Cueto suddenly lost the strike zone, edging the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 Friday night.
Dallas Keuchel pitched a six-hitter and struck out a career-high 12 in his second shutout in less than a month to lead the Houston Astros to a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees on Thursday night.
Chris McCullough, whose freshman season at Syracuse was cut short by a knee injury, has been selected by the Brooklyn Nets with the 29th pick of the first round of the NBA draft.
Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns, Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell and Duke center Jahlil Okafor were off the board when New York drafted.
Jimmy Nelson allowed two hits in eight strong innings, Scooter Gennett hit a home run and the Milwaukee Brewers extended the New York Mets’ losing streak
Carlos Gomez scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning when outfielder Michael Cuddyer misplayed a double off the wall.
Maikel Franco homered twice among his career-high four hits, drove in five runs and made a fabulous diving play at third base Monday night.
Alex Morgan scored her first goal of the Women’s World Cup and the United States advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia on Monday night.
Alex Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and smiled all the way around the bases as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night.