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Scheffler and Fitzpatrick lead, McCarthy a surprise contender

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Denny McCarthy has become an unlikely contender on a U.S. Open leaderboard filled with stars. On Friday McCarthy needed par on the final hole to make the cut. Then he shot a 68 in the third round. He started Sunday with three birdies in five holes and moved into a tie for fourth.

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and Matt Fitzpatrick are setting the pace. Scheffler had three birdies in four holes to give him the lead. Fitzpatrick made birdie on No. 3 to tie Scheffler at 5 under. Jon Rahm has all pars through four holes and is two behind. Rory McIlroy is up and down, three birdies and two bogeys and is three back.


Blue Jays rally from 5 down, end Yankees’ 9-game win streak

UNDATED (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. launched his fifth career grand slam, Teoscar Hernández hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to stop the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak, beating New York 10-9. Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka and Marwin Gonzalez each hit home runs for the Yankees, who led 8-3 in the sixth inning. New York lost for just the second time in 18 games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 17th home run and George Springer also connected for the Blue Jays. Toronto got all of its runs on homers and became the first Yankees opponent to score in double digits this season. New York leads the majors with a 49-17 record.

In other MLB action:

— Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3, walk-off victory over the San Francisco Giants to avoid a three-game sweep. The rookie drove a slider from Tyler Rogers to right for his second game-ending home run of the season. Suwinski is the second Pirates rookie to hit three homers in a game, joining Andrew McCutchen back on Aug. 1, 2009. The 23-year-old Suwinski took a sinker from starter Alex Cobb deep for a solo shot in the fourth before doing the same to Sam Long for a 3-2 lead in the sixth.

— Ian Anderson pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Matt Olson hit three doubles and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0. Travis d’Arnaud and Michael Harris II homered for the defending World Series champion Braves, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. The Braves, who arrived in Chicago with a 14-game win streak, went 21-8 in a stretch of 29 straight games against teams that were under .500 at the time of the matchup.

— Nick Pivetta pitched seven dominant innings with 10 strikeouts, Christian Vázquez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox held off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 to win their fifth straight series. Trevor Story added a solo shot and Jackie Bradley Jr. had a go-ahead single for the Red Sox, who rebounded after getting blown out 11-2 on Saturday night for their 13th victory in 17 games. St. Louis wrapped up just its second visit to Fenway Park in 14 years, and second since 2017. The Cardinals have lost three of four. Juan Yepez hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer for St. Louis.

— Victor Caratini and Hunter Renfroe hit two-run homers as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 for their fourth straight win. The Brewers swept the three-game series and have won seven of their last nine. Milwaukee took a 4-3 lead into the seventh inning before Renfroe hit his 13th home run, a drive into the upper deck in left field off reliever Joel Kuhnel. The Reds loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh off reliever Trevor Kelley. Left-hander Hoby Milner was brought in to face lefty-hitting Joey Votto, who struck out on four pitches.

— Jerar Encarnación made a spectacular major league debut with a go-ahead, seventh-inning grand slam for his first hit and also threw out a runner at third base from right field, lifting the Miami Marlins over the New York Mets 6-2. A 24-year-old who started with the Marlins in the Dominican Summer League in 2016, Encarnación became the first player since at least 1901 with a grand slam and an outfield assist in his debut. He also stole a base in the ninth inning. Winner Sandy Alcantara allowed six hits in eight innings, struck out eight and walked one.

— Anthony Santander homered and pointed to his dad sitting in front of the press box as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1. Santander’s home run on Father’s Day helped Baltimore win back-to-back series against Tampa Bay for the first time since 2017. Orioles starter Jordan Lyles was scratched Sunday morning because of a stomach virus. As a result, manager Brandon Hyde was forced into a bullpen game. Austin Voth, claimed by the Orioles off waivers from the Washington Nationals on June 7, made his first start of the season and 23rd of his five-year career. He threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

— Robbie Grossman homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 to split the four-game series. The Tigers and their league-worst offense scored five or more runs in consecutive games for the first time this season.

— Juan Soto hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 to avoid a five-game sweep. Washington ended an eight-game skid and snapped Philadelphia’s seven-game road winning streak. Nats starter Jackson Tetreault earned his first major league victory in his second appearance. The 26-year-old right-hander gave up three unearned runs over seven innings, with two walks, six hits and two strikeouts.


Machado takes tumble, exits with sprained ankle

UNDATED (AP) — San Diego Padres star Manny Machado has sprained his left ankle while taking a tumble at first base trying to beat out a grounder. Machado, in the midst of a stellar season, stretched his left leg toward the base trying to beat the throw from pitcher Antonio Senzatela in the first inning.

Machado’s cleat appeared to slip across the top of the bag and he fell to the ground, his left leg buckling beneath him.

Machado entered Sunday’s game batting .329 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs.

In other MLB news:

— Mookie Betts is hoping that his latest stint of the injured list only lasts a couple weeks. The Dodgers star outfielder is sidelined due to a cracked right rib. It his his third stint on the IL the past two seasons.

— Come Monday, there is going to be a little more room in big league bullpens. Major League Baseball is finally moving forward with its plan for a 13-pitcher limit on active rosters. The move could affect the game in a variety of ways, from more position players taking the mound to a few more trips to the minors for pitchers with options. The 13-pitcher limit originally was announced by MLB before the 2020 season, but it was pushed back repeatedly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Verstappen holds off Sainz to win in F1′s return to Canada

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Verstappen cruised to his sixth Formula One win of the season by holding off a late challenge from Carlos Sainz Jr. and pulling away in a fairly easy Sunday drive in the Canadian Grand Prix. Verstappen started from the pole at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and wasn’t challenged until the final 10 laps by Sainz.

The Ferrari driver was able to close the gap over the final 10 laps and pressured the reigning Formula One champion but faded on the last lap and finished .993 seconds behind the Red Bull.

Mercedes had a tremendous rebound as Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finished third and fourth.


Wimbledon player avoids Russia ban with Georgian nationality

LONDON (AP) — A women’s doubles player who was born in Moscow will be able to get around the ban on Russians at Wimbledon this year because she now represents the country of Georgia. The 29-year-old Natela Dzalamidze is currently 44th in the doubles rankings. She is listed as being from Georgia on the WTA Tour website and in Wimbledon’s entry list for the tournament, which begins June 27. Dzalamidze will play with partner Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia.


World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events.

FINA (FEE’-nuh) members at the organization’s extraordinary general congress voted 71.5% in favor of its new “gender inclusion policy” that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events.

James Pearce is the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam. He said that it is not about encouraging athletes to transition by 12, but that scientists say transitioning after puberty gives transgender women an unfair advantage.


Huske, Dressel, Walsh claim more golds for U.S. at swimming worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Torri Huske, Caeleb Dressel and Alex Walsh have all won golds for the United States on the second day of racing at the world swimming championships.

Only Nicolò Martinenghi prevented an American clean sweep as the 22-year-old claimed Italy’s first-ever gold medal in the men’s 100 breaststroke.

Huske improved on her own American record in the women’s 100 butterfly. Dressel was half a second off the world record as he took gold in the men’s 50 butterfly with 22.57 seconds. Walsh clocked 2:07.13 in the women’s 200 medley, the fifth fastest time ever posted. Her 16-year-old teammate Leah Hayes set a junior world record to finish third.