>>Nationals Crush Cubs
(Chicago, IL) — Ryan Zimmerman’s three-run homer capped a six-run fourth inning as the Nationals crushed the Cubs 9-4 at Wrigley Field. Zimmerman homered twice and drove in six for Washington, which has won two-of-three. Daniel Murphy added a two-run blast in the victory. Tanner Roark pitched into the eighth inning to earn the win. Jon Lester was rocked for nine runs, eight earned, in less than four frames to suffer the loss for the Cubs. Ben Zobrist hit a two-run double in the ninth for the Northsiders, who have lost two-of-three.
>>Cardinals Continue to Roll
(Kansas City, MO) — Jack Flaherty struck out nine in seven innings, and St. Louis earned its fourth straight win 8-3 over the Royals in K.C. Harrison Bader and Jose Martinez each hit a two-run homer, helping the Cardinals move seven games above .500 for the first time since June 12. They are 15-9 since Mike Shildt was named interim manager on July 15. Flaherty (6-6) was charged with two runs and three hits. Jordan Hicks got four outs for his third save. Alcides Escobar hit a two-run homer for Kansas City. Danny Duffy (7-11) allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings.
>>Indians Clip the White 3-1
(Chicago, IL) — Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning before getting struck in the right leg by a line drive, and Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs. Bauer gave up one run and struck out eight before Jose Abreu’s liner leading off the seventh struck him high in the back of his leg. The Indians brought in Brad Hand, ending another dominant start. Bauer is 5-0 with a 1.72 ERA in his past eight outings. Cody Allen worked the ninth for his 22nd save in 25 chances. White Sox right-hander James Shields (4-14) allowed two earned runs in seven innings. Yoan Moncada homered in the third, but the White Sox committed three errors.
>>Koepka Leads Heading into Final Round of the PGA Championships
(St. Louis, MO) — The final round of the final major of the year is buzzing with possibilities. Brooks Koepka has a two-shot lead at the PGA Championship as he tries to become only the fifth player in history to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year. Right behind is Adam Scott, who suddenly has a chance to turn his worst season into a great one. Of the 11 players within four shots of the lead at Bellerive, the spotlight shines brightest on Tiger Woods. Coming off two straight rounds of 66, he is four shots behind with only five players in front of him. Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm are in range of their first major. Also at stake: It is the last day to qualify for the U.S. Ryder Cup