Sports Digest: Klein leads Railcats to win

2013-07-07T21:15:00Z 2013-09-16T18:43:15Z Sports Digest: Klein leads Railcats to win
July 07, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro baseball

KLEIN LEADS 'CATS TO WIN: The RailCats Adam Klein had a triple and a double while scoring two runs in a 5-3 road win over Winnipeg on Sunday. Teammates Mike Massaro, Craig Maddox, Drew Martinez and Daniel Pulfer all had one RBI as the RailCats totaled 13 hits.

Alain Quijano threw seven innings to pick up the win, striking out four in the process. Kyle Lindquist and Ian Durham each pitched an inning in relief without surrendering a run to get the American Association victory.

WIN MONEY AT U.S. STEEL YARD IN JULY: Fans will have the chance to win $10,000 for hitting a home run at U.S. Steel Yard in July.

For every home game in July, fans 18 and older at U.S. Steel Yard can sign up at fan information before the middle of the fourth inning. One fan will be chosen at random to take three swings to hit a home run. If the ball clears the wall at U. S. Steel Yard, they’ll win $10,000.

The RailCats host Fargo-Moorhead from Thursday through Sunday and Sioux City from July 22 to 25.

For details on July JACK-pot, call (219) 882-2255. To purchase tickets for all RailCats games, go to



Pro basketball

DELLE DONNE, PRINCE LEAD SKY ROUT: Elena Delle Donne scored 20 points and Epiphanny Prince added 18 to help the Sky rout the New York Liberty 93-64.

Led by its prized rookie, Chicago (8-4) has the second-best record in the East, trailing Atlanta by 2 1/2 games. The Sky are trying to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They just missed last year, finishing a game behind New York for the conference's final spot.

It turned out well for Chicago, which won the second pick in the draft lottery and took Delle Donne, who leads the WNBA in All-Star voting and is fourth in scoring at nearly 19 points per game.


Drag racing

GRAY EDGES CAPPS FOR FUNNY CAR TITLE: Johnny Gray won his fourth Funny Car title of the year at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.

Gray and Ron Capps drove their Dodge Chargers to identical times of 4.103 seconds in the championship round. But Gray posted the quicker reaction time to get the victory. Gray's Charger went 314.02 mph in the final round, compared to 314.09 for Capps in his 400th career start.

Khalid alBalooshi claimed his first top fuel victory of the season and second of his career, knocking off top qualifier Doug Kalitta in the final round. He covered the distance in 3.935 seconds at 271.30 mph while Kalitta's numbers were 4.215 seconds and 268.54 mph. Mike Edwards, the current points leader in Pro Stock, grabbed his fourth win of the year by knocking off defending world champion Allen Johnson.Matt Smith claimed his first pro stock motorcycle win since 2011, a span of 34 races. Smith went 6.594 at 192.44 on his Buell en route to the victory against Scotty Pollacheck, who had a final round time of 7.008 at 191.16.


Pro golf

BLIXT WINS RAIN-DELAYED GREENBRIER CLASSIC: Jonas Blixt shot a final-round, 3-under 67 to win the rain-delayed Greenbrier Classic by two strokes.

The Swede emerged from a five-player chase over the final five holes to pick up the $1.1 million winner's check. He also gets a spot in the upcoming British Open and next year's Masters for the victory.

Blixt overcame a four-shot deficit at the start of the final round and finished at 13 under. Third-round leader Johnson Wagner (73), Australians Steven Bowditch (68) and Matt Jones (68), and Jimmy Walker (71) tied for second.

Blixt went ahead with a 9-foot birdie putt on No. 16 and wrapped up his second tour win with two pars.

Play on the Old White TPC course was halted for three hours due to thunderstorms.


Pro soccer

FIRE WINNING STREAK SNAPPED: Benny Feilhaber and Graham Zusi scored in the first eight minutes, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Fire 2-1, snapping Chicago's three-match winning streak.

The victory was only Kansas City's second in the last seven matches, giving SKC 30 points.

Feilhaber scored his first of the season in the sixth minute, hammering a right-footed shot from 16 yards when a throw-in by defender Matt Besler deflected off two players and ended up at his feet.

Fire goalkeeper Paulo Tornaghi couldn't stop that shot, and seemed surprised by midfielder Zusi's nonchalant 20-yard shot soon after. It curled over Tornaghi and into the upper right-hand corner.

Mike Magee cut the margin to 2-1 in the 38th minute.


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