Last day of interleague play
UNDATED (AP) — Lance Lynn of the Cardinals is out to match Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for most wins in the major leagues this season. St. Louis is looking to complete a three-game sweep in Kansas City today (2:10 p.m. Eastern). Lynn is 10-3 on the year.
The Royals have to find a way to cool off Matt Holliday. The Cards veteran slugger is hitting .552 over his last seven games.
Dickey brings an 11-1 record to the home mound in New York tonight for the decider of a three-game series with the crosstown-rival Yankees. The right-hander has thrown a one-hitter in each of his last two starts.
The Yanks counter with 9-3 left-hander CC Sabathia (suh-BATH'-ee-uh), making this one of the most-compelling pitching matchups so far this season.
It's all part of an overflow major league schedule that includes a doubleheader in Philadelphia between the Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list due to what manager Bobby Valentine calls a "gastrointestinal issue."
Valentine says Buchholz had gone to the hospital recently to deal with the problem and has not been with the team the past two days.
Boston is re-activating Aaron Cook from the 15-day DL to start today's game against the visiting Atlanta Braves.
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Down to the nitty gritty
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Game 1 of the best-of-three finals of the College World Series is on tap tonight.
Two-time defending champion South Carolina is taking on a potent Arizona club that's batting .330 and averaging seven runs a game this season.
The Gamecocks are 49-18. They'll send 2-2 Forrest Koumas to the mound in Omaha to face 10-3 Connor Wade in a matchup of sophomore right-handers. The Wildcats check in at 46-17.
South Carolina is trying to become the first school since Southern California in the 1970s to capture three straight national championships.
Too close to call
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Today's final round of the Travelers Championship began with Englishman Brian Davis and Roland Thatcher sharing a two-stroke lead at 12-under-par after 54 holes (2 p.m. Eastern tee time). Both are hunting their first PGA Tour title and River Highlands has been the sight of the first PGA Tour win for four of its last six tournament champions.
Seventeen other golfers were within five strokes of the lead entering the final round.
Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han) rocketed up the leaderboard with an outstanding 9-under-par 61 and is in the clubhouse at minus-10.
LPGA-MANULIFE FINANCIAL CLASSIC
Park in driver's seat
WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Inbee Park brought a two-shot lead over fellow South Korean Hee Kyung Seo and Brittany Lang into final-day play at the LPGA tournament in Canada.
Sweden's Anna Nordqvist was next on the leaderboard after 54 holes, four shots back.
Tway hunting No. 1
SAINTE-JULIE, Quebec (AP) — Bob Tway brought a one-stroke lead over Mark Calcavecchia (kal-kuh-VEHK'-ee-ah) into today's final round of the Montreal Championship as he chases his first Champions Tour title.
The 53-year-old Tway was 9-under after 36 holes.
Two in a row for Ambrose
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Marcos Ambrose has the pole for today's Sprint Cup race on the road course in California's wine country.
Ambrose picked up his first pole in 134 races last week on the oval track at Michigan.
Jeff Gordon is the career leader in road course wins with nine and will start second today at Sonoma.
FORMULA ONE-EUROPEAN GP
Alonso takes over No. 1
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Fernando Alonso of Ferrari won an incident-filled European Grand Prix in his home country to become the first driver to win two Formula One races this season.
Kimi Raikkonen (KEE'-mee RAY'-koh-nehn) of Lotus finished second, while Michael Schumacher slipped up to third after Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado collided on the second-to-last lap as they fought for the position.
It's Schumacher's first podium finish since his comeback.
Alonso's 29th career victory lifts him into first place in the points standings, 10 ahead of Red Bull's Mark Webber, who finished fourth in Valencia.
INDYCAR-IOWA CORN 250
Hunter-Reay wins under the lights
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay took the checkered flag at Saturday night's IndyCar race in Iowa for his second straight win on the open-wheel circuit, moving him up to second place in the overall standings. And for a second straight week, an IndyCar race ended under caution.
Teammate and defending champion Marco Andretti was the runner-up.
Pole sitter Dario Franchitti (DA'-ree-oh fran-KEE'-tee) was knocked out after his engine blew before the green flag dropped.
Eaton sets new standard
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Ashton Eaton is the new world record holder in the decathlon. His 9,039 points at the U.S. Olympic trials bested the old mark by 13 points.
The 24-year-old from Bend, Ore., joins Bruce Jenner, Dan O'Brien and Rafer Johnson among the Americans to hold the world record.