Sports – Monday, June 17th

| June 17, 2013 | 6:53 am
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Jeff Francoeur homered and Alcides Escobar added three hits yesterday in the Kansas City Royals’ 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Wade Davis allowed two runs in six innings for his first victory since May 15th. Greg Holland earned his 14th save despite giving up a solo homer in the ninth.

MIAMI (AP) — Ricky Nolasco allowed one run in seven innings yesterday to lead the Miami Marlins past the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2. Placido Polanco had three hits and two RBIs for the Marlins. The NL Central-leading Cardinals lost a series for the first time since late April.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rays pitcher Alex Cobb left the hospital and went home yesterday, one day after being hit in the ear by a line drive. Cobb was struck by a line off the bat of Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer in Saturday’s game. The Rays say Cobb will be placed on the seven-day concussion list.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Scott Parel became the fourth-oldest winner in Web.com Tour history yesterday with a three-stroke victory in the Air Capital Classic. The 48-year-old finished at 18-under 266 at Crestview Country Club in Kansas. Parel earned $117,000 to jump from 153rd to 14th on the money list.

INTERLEAGUE

Final Cleveland 2 Washington 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Baltimore 6 Boston 3
Final Kansas City 5 Tampa Bay 3
Final Houston 5 Chi White Sox 4
Final Detroit 5 Minnesota 2
Final Toronto 7 Texas 2
Final N-Y Yankees 6 L.A. Angels 5
Final Oakland 10 Seattle 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final N-Y Mets 4 Chi Cubs 3
Final Cincinnati 5 Milwaukee 1
Final Miami 7 St. Louis 2
Final Pittsburgh 6 L.A. Dodgers 3
Final San Diego 4 Arizona 1
Final Colorado 5 Philadelphia 2
Final Atlanta 3 San Francisco 0

Justin Rose has become the first Englishman to win the U.S. Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970. Rose closed with an even-par 70 for a 1-over total, two strokes ahead of third-round leader Phil Mickelson and Jason Day. Mickelson carried a one-stroke lead into the final round before posting his sixth U.S. Open runner-up finish, extending his record.

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