Sports Digest: Arrieta leads Cubs to win over Phillies

2013-09-01T21:15:00Z 2013-09-04T21:45:09Z Sports Digest: Arrieta leads Cubs to win over Phillies nwitimes.com
September 01, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro baseball

ARRIETA SHUTS DOWN PHILLIES IN CUBS' WIN: Jake Arrieta allowed three hits and a run while pitching into the seventh inning and catcher Welington Castillo drove in two runs to lead the Cubs over Philadelphia 7-1 Sunday.

Arrieta (2-1) retired eight of the first nine batters he faced. Acquired from the Baltimore Orioles on July 2, Arrieta has been inconsistent in his four starts since joining the rotation Aug. 16. But this time he worked around three walks with only two Phillies advancing beyond second base in his 6 1-3 innings.

Three Cubs relievers combined for 2 1-3 shutout innings. The victory gave the Cubs their first consecutive home wins since a stretch of three straight July 6-9.

RED SOX SWEEP WHITE SOX: David Ortiz continued to rebound from a miserable stretch with two hits and three RBIs, leading Boston to a 7-6 win over the White Sox, completing a sweep of their three-game series.

Tyler Flowers had a solo homer and Conor Gillaspie drove in two runs for the White Sox.

Pro tennis

SERENA WILLIAMS DEFEATS STEPHENS, ADVANCES TO QUARTERS: Serena Williams avenged her major loss to Sloane Stephens, pulling away from the young American for a 6-4, 6-1 win to return to the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

Stephens beat a hobbling Williams in the quarters of the Australian Open in January.

Earlier on a humid day at Arthur Ashe Stadium, defending men's champion Andy Murray staggered around the court between points.

Once a point started, he sprinted down every ball, as usual. Struggling with his breathing, Murray needed a set to find his rhythm against 47th-ranked Florian Mayer, then rolled the rest of the way to a 7-6 (2), 6-2, 6-2 victory in the third round.

Auto racing

KYLE BUSCH WINS AT ATLANTA, LOCKS UP CHASE SPOT: Kyle Busch locked up his spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship with his fourth victory of the year at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Busch emerged with the lead after a rapid-fire series of caution flags near the end, and he held off hard-charging Joey Logano to win by 0.740 seconds.

PAGENAUD WINS GRAND PRIX OF BALTIMORE: Simon Pagenaud emerged as the winner of a collision-marred Grand Prix of Baltimore, charging to the lead after a series of mishaps involving several other contenders — including one involving rivals Scott Dixon and Will Power.

In this one, Power swerved right in a crowd in front of Dixon during a restart on the 53rd lap. Power clipped the wall, and Dixon lost control and smacked into the wall, ending his day. Power made it to the pit, but he was given a penalty for interference and finished 18th, one spot ahead of Dixon.

College soccer

CAL COLLEGE FALLS TO MARYGROVE: With a second-half barrage of goals Marygrove College beat Calumet College in men's soccer 4-1 Sunday.

After a 1-1 tie in the first half, Marygrove scored three unassisted goals in the final 13 minutes of the second half.

Matt Plawecki gave the Crimson Wave a 1-0 lead at the 20:36 mark of the first half, only to have the game tied little more than nine minutes later. Fernando Perez made three saves for Cal College.

BERMES POWERS WAVE PAST ROCHESTER: Portage grad Carly Bermes scored both goals for Calumet College in a 2-1 win over Rochester in women's soccer action Sunday.

Bermes gave her team a 1-0 advantage in the first half, then added the winning goal on a penalty kick in the second half.

Around the horn

Adam Moffat scored in the 90th minute and Tally Hall made seven saves to lift Houston to a 1-1 tie with the Fire in MLS play.  Fire forward Mike Magee started Chicago's scoring play with a corner kick from the left in the 36th minute. The ball flew over the head of jumping midfielder Jeff Larentowicz and hit defender Bobby Boswellin the shoulder, deflecting in from about 8 yards out. ... Sergio Garcia started with the lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship and shot 65. On a TPC Boston softened by so much rain that the third round Sunday had to be started over, Garcia kept his nose in front and gave himself a two-shot cushion with a birdie on the final hole as darkness settled over New England. .. Rocco Mediate ran away with the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic for his second victory in 17 starts in his first Champions Tour season. The 50-year-old Mediate closed with a 7-under 64 at tree-lined Canyon Meadows for a seven-stroke victory.

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