More 15-game winners…Stanton takes over HR lead…Gordon wins at Michigan…Cavs get Marion
UNDATED (AP) — Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright and Brewers hurler Wily Peralta have joined Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh) as the majors’ first 15-game winners of the season. Wainwright gave up three runs in seven innings of the Cardinals’ 7-6 win over San Diego. Peralta scattered five singles in six scoreless innings of the Brewers’ 7-2 victory against the Dodgers.
MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton belted his major league-leading 32nd homer of the season and drove in four runs to lead Miami’s offense on a 10-3 romp over Arizona. Stanton put the Marlins ahead to stay with a three-run blast in the first inning to move past Baltimore’s Nelson Cruz and Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY’-oo) for the major league lead. He also tops the National League with 88 RBIs, breaking his career high of 87 set in 2011.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Pole sitter Jeff Gordon picked up his third Sprint Cup win of the season by taking the Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Gordon finished in front of Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano for his first victory at Michigan since 2001. Tony Stewart skipped the event, in the wake of the accident last week that took the life of dirt track racer Kevin Ward Jr.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says veteran free agent forward Shawn Marion has agreed to a one-year, league-minimum contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 36-year-old Marion is a four-time All-Star and gives the Cavs another veteran with postseason experience to complement James. The team has previously signed shooters Mike Miller and James Jones, who won two NBA titles with James in Miami.
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending national-champion Florida State is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the sixth time after receiving 57 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel. Second-ranked Alabama, third-ranked Oregon and No. 4 Oklahoma all received one first-place vote. Ohio State is fifth, followed by Auburn, UCLA, Michigan St., South Carolina and Baylor.