Eric Hosmer’s RBI double capped a five-run seventh inning as Kansas City avoided a four-game sweep yesterday with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Four of the runs were charged to Justin Verlander. He started the inning with a two-hit shutout but loaded the bases on three straight singles.


The Milwaukee Brewers ended a seven-game losing streak by routing the St. Louis Cardinals 11-2 yesterday. Elian Herrera got five hits fot the Brewers who have a 1-game lead over the Cards in NL Central.


St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright could pitch in tomorrow’s All-Star game at Minneapolis despite going seven innings in Saturday’s win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Wainwright is 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA. Tonight will feature the All-Stars Home Run Derby.



Final Minnesota 13 Colorado 5



Final Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Final Tampa Bay 3 Toronto 0

Final Boston 11 Houston 0

Final Kansas City 5 Detroit 2

Final L.A. Angels 10 Texas 7

Final Oakland 4 Seattle 1

Final Baltimore 3 N-Y Yankees 1, 4½ Innings



Final N-Y Mets 9 Miami 1

Final Cincinnati 6 Pittsburgh 3

Final Washington 10 Philadelphia 3

Final Milwaukee 11 St. Louis 2

Final Atlanta 10 Chi Cubs 7

Final San Francisco 8 Arizona 4

Final L.A. Dodgers 1 San Diego 0



Germany is celebrating its first World Cup triumph as a united country following its 1-0 victory over Argentina. West Germany won the World Cup in 1954, 1974 and 1990, with the 1990 title also coming against the Argentines.



Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag in the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He finished in front of pole sitter Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson under a green-white checkered finish. This is Keselowski’s third win of the season, tying him with Jimmie Johnson. The past 13 races at New Hampshire have produced a different champion every time.