June 12 Sports Briefs

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

World Cup soccer: US women rough up Thailand 13-0

REIMS, France (AP) — Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night. Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle each added a pair of goals for the United States, which broke the record for goals and margin of victory in a World Cup game. Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored. The previous record margin was Germany’s 11-0 victory over Argentina in 2007. Morgan tied Michelle Akers’ record for World Cup goals, set in the quarterfinals against Chinese Taipei in 1991.

Twins nip Mariners 6-5 with 3-run rally in 8th inning

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jorge Polanco scored the tying run on a wild pitch and Marwin Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single during Minnesota’s three-run rally in the eighth inning that led to a 6-5 win over the Seattle Mariners on Teusday. Polanco reached base all four times he batted. He tried for a hustle double on each of his three hits, beating the tag at second base twice. That included the eighth against reliever Brandon Brennan (2-5), when Polanco followed Max Kepler’s leadoff double with his own on a head-first slide to cut the lead to 5-4. After advancing on a long fly out by Eddie Rosario, Polanco raced home on a stray slider by Austin Adams that skipped in the dirt past catcher Tom Murphy. Gonzalez put the surging Twins in front with his sharp single. Matt Magill (2-0) pitched a perfect eighth for the Twins, winners in 19 of their last 25.

Rookie Peter Lambert pitches Rockies past Cubs, again

DENVER (AP) — Rookie Peter Lambert went five strong innings and baffled Chicago for a second time in five days as Colorado won its 10th straight at home with a 10-3 victory over the Cubs on Tuesday. Lambert (2-0) allowed one run and three hits in his Coors Field debut. Daniel Murphy led the Rockies offense with three hits, including a two-run double in the first. Charlie Blackmon added a three-run homer as part of a five-run sixth to break open the game.

Ortiz recovering in Boston

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A wounded David Ortiz was recovering from exploratory surgery in Boston on Tuesday as investigators in his native Dominican Republic tried to figure out who shot the former Red Sox slugger and why. Ortiz’s wife, Tiffany, said in a statement that Big Papi was “stable, awake and resting comfortably” in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and was expected to remain there for several days. The 43-year-old retired athlete was flown to Boston on Monday night for further treatment, arriving in an air ambulance provided by the Red Sox, after doctors in the Dominican Republic removed his gallbladder and part of his intestine. Ortiz was shot at close range in the torso Sunday night by a gunman who approached him from behind at a Santo Domingo bar, authorities said.

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