Kurt Busch picked up his first career road course win by dominating the rest of the field yesterday at Infineon Raceway. Busch led a race-high 76 laps to pick up his first victory of the season. As you might expect, he’s ecstatic about this victory.
Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer and Marcos Ambrose rounded out the top five.
Alex Gordon led a balanced attack, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, as the Royals downed the Cubs, 6-3. Spurred by a four-run first inning, the Royals saw six different players tally an RBI. The early cushion proved enough for Luke Hochevar [[ HO-chay-ver ]], who allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over five-and-two-third innings. Hochevar says he was trying his best to keep Chicago’s lineup in check.
Kansas City won the final two games in the three-game interleague set. While the Cubs dropped their seventh consecutive interleague series. The Royals hit the road now. They begin a three-game Interleague series in San Diego tonight.
The Toronto Blue Jays completed a sweep of the Cards with a 5-0 victory yesterday. Toronto starter Ricky Romero retired the first 10 batters he faced and allowed only one runner to get past first base. The left-hander walked two, struck out five, and his a two-run hit highlighted a four-run sixth inning. He says he’s happy to help the team win this game at the plate.
Kyle McClellan gave up all five runs over five-and-a-third innings to take the loss. The Cards get the day off, then hed to Baltinore for more interleague play with the Orioles.
Davey Johnson will make his Washington Nationals managerial debut tonight against the Los Angeles Angels. Johnson was officially hired as the Nats’ skipper yesterday, 11 years after his last major league managerial post. General manager Mike Rizzo says Davey Johnson is the right guy for the job.
Johnson had been a senior advisor to general manager Mike Rizzo since 2009. He will step out of the front office and wear an MLB uniform for the first time since 2000, when his last managerial stint with the Dodgers ended.
Jim Riggleman resigned unexpectedly last week.
Final Detroit 8 Arizona 3
Final Boston 4 Pittsburgh 2
Final Baltimore 7 Cincinnati 5
Final Philadelphia 3 Oakland 1
Final N-Y Yankees 6 Colorado 4
Final Tampa Bay 14 Houston 10
Final Milwaukee 6 Minnesota 2
Final Washington 2 Chi White Sox 1
Final N-Y Mets 8 Texas 5
Final L.A. Dodgers 3 L.A. Angels 2
Final San Francisco 3 Cleveland 1
Final Seattle 2 Florida 1, 10 Innings
Final San Diego 4 Atlanta 1
After a day off yesterday, Fourth-round play highlights today’s Wimbledon singles schedule. Fourth seed Andy Murray opens the Centre Court slate against Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY’) before Venus Williams battles Tsvetana Pironkova (seh-TAH’-nah peer-ahn-KOH’-vah) and top-ranked Rafael Nadal squares off with Juan Martin del Potro (wahn mahr-TEEN’ dehl-POH’-troh).
Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) and Roger Federer play their fourth-round matches on Court 1, while women’s No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK’-ee), Maria Sharapova and Mardy Fish are relegated to Court 2.