Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night.
Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka was sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm, a setback in his bid to rejoin the rotation this season.
A day before facing Venus Williams – and a partisan crowd – at the U.S. Open, Italy’s Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.

Professional

  • Hebner rocked as TinCaps drop home finale
    The TinCaps’ struggles began when West Michigan hit the second pitch of the game for a single, and the Whitecaps hit four RBI singles in the first inning of their 12-9 romp Friday night at Parkview Field.
  • Hotel Fitness leader has inspired round
    Sam Saunders may be the grandson of one of the greatest golfers of all time – Arnold Palmer – but it was another grandfather, Robert, who was on the young Saunders’ mind as he shot a 6-under 66 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club on Friday.
  • Santana homers again in KC, helps Indians win
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Carlos Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Friday night.
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