April 13 Sports Briefs

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LeMahieu homers twice in Rockies’ 5-2 win over Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — DJ LeMahieu hit two home runs and drove in a career-high four runs, powering Colorado to the 5-1 victory over Washington on Thursday. Chad Bettis (2-0) allowed one run and three hits over seven innings as Colorado took the opener of a four-game series. LeMahieu’s four-hit game matched a career high. He provided most of the offense, including a leadoff homer.

Twins win as Mauer reaches 2,000 career-hit milestone

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer reached 2,000 career hits and Jose Berrios struck out 11 in seven innings as Minnesota earned its third straight win 4-0 over the White Sox on Thursday. Mauer had two hits and three RBIs. Berrios (2-1) tied a career high with 11 strikeouts and allowed just three hits for the second time in three starts this season.

PGA: Sabbatini grabs early lead at Heritage Open

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rory Sabbatini shot a 7-under 64 for his lowest round ever at Harbour Town Golf Links and a two-stroke lead Thursday in the RBC Heritage, with top-ranked Dustin Johnson five shots behind. Sabbatini who quickly moved to the top in perfect, windless conditions on what’s typically one of the most wind-swept layouts of the year. Matt Kuchar, Billy Horschel, Chesson Hadley and John Huh shot 66s. Johnson had a run of four straight birdies in the middle of his round, but ended up with a 69. He was tied for 20th.

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