Sports Digest: RailCats maintain wild card lead

2013-08-25T21:15:00Z 2013-09-12T22:44:12Z Sports Digest: RailCats maintain wild card lead nwitimes.com
August 25, 2013 9:15 pm

Pro baseball

RAILCATS MAINTAIN WILD CARD LEAD: Cristian Guerrero's three-run home run in the fitth inning helped the RailCats defeat St. Paul 6-3 and maintain a 1 1/2 game lead in the wild card standings. It's the third time the RailCats have swept the Saints this season.

CUBS FALL IN 15 INNINGS TO PADRES: Nick Hundley hit a game-ending RBI single in the 15th inning to lift San Diego to a 3-2 victory over the Cubs.

Logan Forsythe set up the winning hit with a one-out single against Hector Rondon (2-1). He moved up on a groundout before Alexi Amarista was intentionally walked.

Hundley then lined a clean single into center field and Forsythe scored easily.

The Cubs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 13th on a throwing error plus a sacrifice fly by Brian Bogusevic. San Diego tied the game with a two-out RBI triple by former Cub Ronny Cedeno, and he scored on a wild pitch.

 

Little League

JAPAN RALLIES TO WIN WORLD SERIES: Ryusei Hirooka lined a decisive two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning and Shunpei Takagi hit two solo home runs as Tokyo beat Chula Vista, Calif., 6-4 to win the Little League World Series.

It was the 14th championship game for Japan, which was making its fourth straight appearance in the title game, and ninth title. California, making its 23rd championship game appearance, has won seven World Series titles. Giancarlo Cortez had a two-run single and Grant Holman an RBI single for Chula Vista.

Trailing 4-3 after Cortez's single in the fourth, Japan tied it on Takagi's second homer and won it when Hirooka lined a 2-2 pitch down the left-field line for a double.

 

Pro football

BEARS RELEASE MOORE, ZBIKOWSKI: The Bears have released veteran safety Tom Zbikowski and defensive end Kyle Moore, along with 12 other players.

A Notre Dame product and a third-round pick by Baltimore in the 2008 draft, Zbikowski has appeared in 64 games with 25 starts over five seasons with the Ravens from 2008 to 2011 and Indianapolis in 2012.

The Bears also released receiver Devin Aromashodu, running back Curtis Brinkley, defensive tackle Eric Foster, offensive tackle A.J. Lindeman, center P.J. Lonergan, safety Derrick Martin, tight end Gabe Miller, tight end Leonard Pope, defensive tackle Brent Russell, linebacker Patrick Trahan, punter Tress Way and linebacker Lawrence Wilson.

 

Pro golf

SCOTT RALLIES TO WIN BARCLAYS TITLE: Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays after everyone around him did their best to lose it.

Scott finished at 11-under 273 and moved to a career-best No. 2 in the world. He played bogey-free at Liberty National in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener, making only two birdies on the back nine for a 5-under 66 that put him in the mix of a crowded leader board at the top. Turns out he was the only one who stayed there.

Justin Rose had a 25-foot birdie putt for the lead, ran it 5 feet by the cup and three-putted for a bogey for a 68. Kevin Chappell had a two-shot lead through 10 holes, only to play the next seven holes in 7-over par to close with a 76.

Tiger Woods suffered a back spasm on the par-5 13th hole and hooked a fairway metal so far left that it landed in a swamp on the other side of the 15th fairway, leading to bogey. He dropped another shot on the 15th, and then gamely birdied the 16th and 17th holes to pull within one shot of Scott. Woods' putt from the back of the 18th green was one turn short of falling to force a playoff.

The last challenge came from Gary Woodland, who fell out of the lead when he hit driver on the 13th that ran into the water, leading to bogey. Woodland had birdie chances from inside 10 feet on the final three holes, and missed them all.

 

Auto racing

POWER WINS INDY CAR EVENT AFTER LATE DIXON PENALTY: Will Power won at Sonoma Raceway for the third time in four years, earning his first victory of the IndyCar season when he took advantage of a late penalty to Scott Dixon for injuring three members of Power's pit crew.

Dixon led until he received a drive-through penalty with 15 laps to go for clipping a tire in the left hand of Power's tire holder while Dixon drove out of his pit directly behind Power's spot.

The tire holder went flying into another crew member, and a third member was injured by an air gun. Dixon thinks Power's crew got in his way on purpose. Dixon finished 15th.

 

 

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