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Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera hits 500th career home run

UNDATED (AP) — Miguel Cabrera has become the 28th major league player to hit 500 home runs.

He reached the milestone Sunday in the sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers played the Blue Jays in Toronto. The 38-year-old slugger connected on a 1-1 pitch from left-hander Steven Matz to send the ball over the scoreboard in right-center. The homer tied the score 1-all.

Fans at Rogers Centre rose for a standing ovation as Cabrera rounded the bases. After celebrating with his teammates, the Tigers slugger came out of the dugout to accept a curtain call, taking off his helmet and bowing to the crowd behind Detroit’s dugout.

Cabrera, who won the Triple Crown and the first of back-to-back MVP awards in 2012, is the first Venezuelan to hit 500 homers. He is hoping to become the first hitter to reach 500 homers and 3,000 hits in the same season.

Cabrera’s 500th home run was hit No. 2,955 of his career, and he can reach that 3,000 milestone this year if he can stay healthy and average one hit per game. Only six players have 3,000 hits and 500 homers: Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Rafael Palmeiro, Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez and Eddie Murray.

In other MLB news:

— The Tampa Bay Rays have placed slugger Nelson Cruz on the COVID-19 injured list. The move was announced about an hour before the Rays hosted the Chicago White Sox in a matchup of AL division leaders. The 41-year-old Cruz was acquired from Minnesota last month. He is hitting .198 with seven homers and 18 RBIs in 24 games with Tampa Bay. He has a .270 batting average, with 26 homers and 68 RBIs this season. Tampa Bay also lost starting pitcher Chris Archer and first baseman Ji-Man Choi during the first two innings of the game.

— Chicago White Sox star shortstop Tim Anderson was out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game against Tampa Bay due to leg soreness and fatigue. Manager Tony La Russa says Anderson is just sore and not hurt. He could return for Monday night’s game at Toronto. Anderson is hitting .303 with 14 homers and 51 RBIs.


Braves top Orioles 3-1 for Baltimore’s 18th straight loss

UNDATED (AP) — Jorge Soler (HOHR’-hay soh-LEHR’) homered, Touki Toussaint pitched effectively into the sixth inning, and the surging Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore 3-1, extending the Orioles’ losing streak to 18 games.

Baltimore’s skid is the longest in the major leagues since Kansas City dropped 19 in a row in 2005. This was only the third time during this streak that the Orioles lost by two runs or fewer.

Adam Duvall added a two-run double for the Braves, who have won nine in a row and 16 of their last 18. Atlanta has also won a franchise-record 13 consecutive road games.

Elsewere in the majors:

— Tyler Naquin (NAY’-kwihn) hit two solo homers and Vladimir Gutierrez pitched seven effective innings, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 for a sweep of their four-game series. Naquin’s leadoff shot extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He added his 18th homer in the eighth, making it 3-1 when he drove an 0-2 fastball from Anthony Bass into the seats in right-center. Cincinnati won for the sixth time in eight games. It began the day in a tie with San Diego for the second NL wild card.

— Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park was postponed because of Tropical Storm Henri. The Boston area was hit by heavy rain on Sunday morning as Henri approached the northeastern U.S. coastline. The series finale will be made up on Monday at 1:10 p.m. EDT.

— The Twins and Yankees postponed their game scheduled for Sunday. It was rescheduled for Sept. 13 in the Bronx, which means Minnesota will have to disrupt its own six-game homestand to travel east for the makeup game.


Nordqvist wins Women’s British Open for 3rd major title

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Anna Nordqvist of Sweden has won her third major title with a one-shot victory at the Women’s British Open at Carnoustie.

Nordqvist tapped in for par on the last hole for a 3-under 69 to finish at 12-under par for the tournament.

Nanna Koerstz Madsen of Denmark was tied for the lead with Nordqvist heading down No. 18 but found a greenside bunker with her approach and made double bogey after shanking out. Lizette Salas, Georgia Hall and Madelene Sagstrom were tied for second place at 11 under.

Nordqvist also won the 2009 LPGA Championship and the 2017 Evian Championship.


PGA Tour hopes for best after rain soaks Liberty National

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — PGA officials say Liberty National got drenched with five inches of rain from Tropical Storm Henri but the New Jersey course came through the storm in good shape for Monday’s rescheduled final round.

The course along the Hudson River was built on a former landfill and drains relatively well.

The PGA Tour decided Saturday before the third round began that Henri posed too much danger for players, spectators and volunteers to play Sunday.

Officials are awaiting updated forecasts before deciding when play will begin on Monday.

Jon Rahm and Cameron Smith will head into the final round tied for the lead at 16-under 197, one shot ahead of Erik van Rooyen.


Titans coach Mike Vrabel tests positive for COVID-19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel (VRAY’-bul) says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has quarantined pending further testing.

Vrabel told reporters via Zoom that he had a sore throat and an earache. He went to the team headquarters Sunday morning to be tested, and the result came back positive. He originally was scheduled to meet with reporters in person.

Vrabel said this spring he was vaccinated against COVID-19.

Under NFL protocols, Vrabel must have two negative test results within 48 hours to go back to work inside the Titans’ headquarters or remain in quarantine for 10 days. That could keep him away until Sept. 1. The Titans open the season on Sept. 12, hosting Arizona.