July 25 Sports Briefs

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Berrios pitches Twins to 5-0 win over Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Jose Berrios and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, and Eduardo Escobar hit a threerun home run for Minnesota in the Twins’ 5-0 win on Tuesday. Berrios (10-7) allowed four hits, three of them singles, in seven innings. He walked one and struck out nine to win for the second time in three starts. Trevor Hildenberger worked the eighth and Ryan Pressly finished for the Twins, who have won two straight following a three-game losing streak.

MLB: Houston Astros beat Rockies 8-2 in 10 innings

DENVER (AP) — Tony Kemp lined a go-ahead single off closer Wade Davis as part of a six-run 10th inning and Houston beat Colorado 8-2 on Tuesday. Kemp’s one-out hit brought in Josh Reddick, who led off the inning with a single to center that Charlie Blackmon misplayed and had bounce by him. A hustling Reddick wound up on third and set the stage. Davis (0-3) later surrendered a two-run triple to pinchhitter Kyle Tucker and a two-run homer to George Springer as the Astros beat the Rockies for the seventh straight time.

San Francisco nips Seattle 4-3 thanks to throwing error

SEATTLE (AP) — Steven Duggar scored from second base on a throwing error by Dee Gordon with two outs in the ninth inning and San Francisco beat Seattle 4-3 on Tuesday. Pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval hit a slow roller toward second base that Gordon charged from the outfield grass. Sandoval was going to beat the play, but Gordon still tried a rushed throw, which bounced toward the Seattle dugout, allowing Duggar to score. Duggar had singled with one out against closer Edwin Diaz (0-3) and advanced when Alen Hanson grounded to the mound.

Derek Kolbaba wins Days of ‘47 bull riding competition

Derek Kolbaba won the the Days of ‘47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo bull riding competition on Tuesday in Salt Lake City. It was the only qualified ride in the 10-rider field, which included Jess Lockwood of Volborg. Lockwood, the reigning Professional Bull Riding world champion, had punched his ticket to the Gold Medal Round with an eight-second, 85-point ride on Saturday aboard Cooper’s Comet.