Sports News for Monday June 27, 2016

>>Stewart Ends 84-Race Drought

 

(Sonoma, CA)  —  Tony Stewart ended his 84-race winless streak by taking the checkered flag at the Toyota-Save Mart 500 at Sonoma Raceway.  Stewart passed Denny Hamlin on the last lap to capture his first win since June 2013.  Hamlin, Joey Logano, Carl Edwards and Martin Truex Jr. rounded out the top five.

 

>>Cardinals Salvage Series Finale At Seattle With HR Barrage

 

(Seattle, WA)  —  Matt Carpenter and Tommy Pham each homered twice as the Cardinals powered their way to an 11-6 win over the Mariners in Seattle.  Jedd Gyorko and Matt Holliday also homered as St. Louis salvaged the finale of the three-game series.  Kevin Siegrist got the win.

 

>>Cubs Drop Rubber Match To Marlins

 

(Miami, FL)  —  Martin Prado’s three-run double in the eighth put the game away as the Marlins beat the Cubs 6-1 in Miami.  Jason Hammel gave up two runs in six innings to fall to 7-and-4.  Kris Bryant had a sac-fly for Chicago, which has lost six of seven.  The Cubs play at Cincinnati tonight.

 

>>White Sox Top Blue Jays

 

(Chicago, IL)  —  Chris Sale fired eight innings of two-run ball to lead the White Sox to a 5-2 win over the Blue Jays.  Sale struck out seven en route to becoming the season’s first 13-game winner.  J.B. Shuck and Tim Anderson homered to help Chicago take the rubber match of the three-game set.

 

>>Indians Run Win Streak To Nine

 

(Detroit, MI)  —  The Indians ran their win streak to nine games with a 9-3 rout of the Tigers.  Lonnie Chisenhall Juan Uribe, Tyler Naquin and Mike Napoli all homered for Cleveland, which has a five-game lead for first place in the AL Central.

 

>>Coastal Carolina Faces Arizona In Game One

 

(Omaha, NE)  —  Coastal Carolina clashes with Arizona in Game One of the best-of-three College World Series finals tonight.  The Chanticleers are looking to become the first team to win the title in their College World Series debut since Minnesota in 1956.

 

>>Summitt’s Family “Preparing For Worst”

 

(Knoxville, TN)  —  The health of legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is declining.  A source tells the “Knoxville News Sentinel” that the 64-year-old Summitt is struggling in her battle with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, and her family is “preparing for the worst”.

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