Update on the latest sports
Giants win, stay 1-up on Dodgers
UNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco Giants continue to lead the National League West by one game over the Los Angeles Dodgers following road wins for both teams.
Thairo (TY’-roh) Estrada hit two of San Francisco’s four home runs as the Giants doubled up the Rockies, 10-5. Darin Ruf and Buster Posey also went deep to give San Francisco 206 home runs this season, tops in the NL and four behind Toronto.
Winning pitcher Kevin Gausman allowed three runs while striking out nine over seven innings. Gausman also singled and scored a run as San Francisco improved to a major league-best 88-50.
The Dodgers were 5-1 winners over the Cardinals behind Max Scherzer, who struck out 10 and permitted one unearned run and six hits in eight innings. Chris Taylor hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers, who have won all seven of Scherzer’s starts since acquiring him from Washington before the trade deadline.
The Cardinals lost for the fourth time in five games and dropped 3 1/2 games back of idle San Diego for the second NL wild card.
Checking out Monday’s other major league action:
— Brad Miller homered twice and Jean Segura added a grand slam as the Phillies crushed the NL Central-leading Brewers, 12-0. Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen and Freddy Galvis also went deep to back Zack Wheeler, who was reached for five hits while fanning nine over six innings. The Phillies are within 1 ½ games of the NL East-leading Braves, while the Brewers remain 11 games up on the Reds.
— Frank Schwindel’s (shwihn-DEHLZ’) RBI single in the eighth broke a 3-3 tie in the Cubs’ 4-3 decision over Cincinnati. Schwindel is batting .441 with six homers and 14 RBIs in 34 at-bats during an eight-game hitting streak. Cincinnati lost for the seventh time in nine games to fall one game behind the Padres for the second NL wild card.
— Carter Kieboom (KEE’-boom) and Andrew Stevenson hit RBI singles in the ninth off Edwin Diaz to rally the Nationals past the Mets, 3-2. Díaz blew two saves in the five-game series. Pete Alonso hit a solo homer and an RBI single for the Mets, who took three of five in Washington but fell four games behind idle Atlanta for the NL East lead.
— The Rays have spiked their lead in the AL East to 8 ½ games over the Yankees with a comeback win over the Red Sox, 11-10. Austin Meadows tied it with an inside the park homer in the ninth, one inning before Nelson Cruz singled home the go-ahead run. Cruz also homered and finished with a pair of RBI singles for the Rays, who trailed by six before winning for the 12th time in 15 games.
— The Blue Jays have continued their hot stretch with an 8-0 rout of the Yankees in the Bronx. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slammed his 40th home run in Toronto’s fifth straight win and eighth in nine games. Marcus Semien added a pair of homers, including the Jays’ sixth grand slam of the season.
— Andrew Benintendi hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning before leaping to rob Anthony Santander (sahn-tan-DEHR’) of a home run in the Royals’ 3-2 decision over the Orioles. Hanser Alberto homered against his former team, and Salvador Perez tied it at 2 with a bloop single in the eighth. Scott Barlow gave up a two-out single to pinch-hitter DJ Stewart before striking out Jahmai Jones to earn his 11th save.
— Ke’Bryan Hayes and Yoshi Tsutsugo each hit a two-run single while the Pirates scored four times in the seventh to beat the Tigers, 6-3. Hayes had three hits in helping Pittsburgh end a six-game losing streak. Kevin Newman hit a two-run homer in the first for the Bucs.
Teen routs American, advances
NEW YORK (AP) — American Jenson Brooksby could be in position to pull off a major upset at the U.S. Open if the first set is any indication.
Brooksby needed just 29 minutes to take the opening set of his fourth-round match with top-ranked Novak Djokovic, 6-1. Brooksby broke serve twice as he tries to become the youngest American man in a major quarterfinal since Andy Roddick at the 2003 Wimbledon.
Fourth seed Alexander Zverev is into the quarterfinals with his 15th straight victory, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 over 13th-seeded Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-4, 7-6.
No. 6 Matteo Berrettini also advanced by defeating Oscar Otte, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
American Reilly Opelka ended his Open run by falling to Lloyd Harris, 6-7, 6-4, 6-1, 6-3 in the fourth round.
On the women’s side, Emma Raducanu and Belinda Bencic have advanced to the quarterfinals. The 18-year-old from Raducanu routed American Shelby Rogers 6-2, 6-1 to join fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez in the women’s last eight. Bencic beat Iga Swiatek 7-6, 6-3 to make the last eight in Flushing Meadows for the third time.
NFL teams dealing with outbreak
UNDATED (AP) — The Tennessee Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak is nearing an end even with two starting offensive linemen still on the reserve list. Not everyone around the NFL may be as healthy to kick off this season with COVID-19 proving to be an issue hovering over another season.
The Titans’ outbreak reached at least 14 with 10 of those players and five starters. Several other NFL teams may be without some players and starters for season openers. Miami and Carolina each put offensive linemen on the reserve list Monday with the Jets and Chiefs both monitoring players for possible returns.
Elsewhere in the NFL:
— The Chiefs remained without All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu after his positive test for COVID-19 as the two-time defending AFC champions began preparing Monday for their season opener against Cleveland. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Mathieu remained in the league’s protocol. He was vaccinated, so that means Mathieu has yet to return two negative tests taken 24 hours apart.
— Panthers starting right guard John Miller has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and will miss Carolina’s season opener on Sunday against the Jets. Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Miller will be out 10 days, which according to league rules would indicate that he was an unvaccinated player who tested positive.
— Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder is recovering from symptoms of COVID-19 and his status for the opening game at Carolina remains uncertain. Coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Crowder is vaccinated against the virus, but the receiver’s availability for the season opener will depend on how he feels and tests.
— San Francisco rookie quarterback Trey Lance showed signs of progress in returning from a finger injury, but there are still questions about whether he will be able to play in the season opener. Lance no longer needed a splint on the index finger on his throwing hand after suffering a small chip fracture in the exhibition finale on Aug. 29. But during the open portion of practice for reporters, Lance didn’t make any throws.
— Receiver Curtis Samuel took part in Washington’s Labor Day practice and looks like a candidate to play in the season opener against the Chargers after missing training camp. Samuel spent time on the NFL’s COVID-19 list and has been hampered by a groin injury since offseason workouts.
Europe retains Solheim Cup with 2nd-ever win on US soil
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Europe has retained the Solheim Cup. The defending champions earned a second straight victory over the United States when Matilda Castren closed out Lizette Salas 1 up to give the visitors the decisive point in a 15-13 victory.
Leona Maguire set the tone for Europe in singles. She finished off an unbeaten weekend when she beat Jennifer Kupcho 5-and-4 to put the wheels in motion for a victory by the visitors. The win is just the second ever for Europe in the U.S. The Europeans blew out the Americans 18-10 in Colorado in 2013.