Wainwright, Peralta pick up 15th
Adam Wainwright of St. Louis and Milwaukee’s Wily Peralta have become the majors’ second and third 15-game winners of the season, joining Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto. That means the Brewers still lead the National League Central by three games over the Cardinals.
Wainwright gave up three runs in seven innings of the Cardinals’ 7-6 win over San Diego. He received plenty of support from Matt Carpenter, who homered, doubled and drove in three runs. Jon Jay’s two-run single highlighted a four-run first in which the Redbirds batted around.
Peralta is 15-7 with a 3.32 ERA after helping the Brewers complete a three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Peralta scattered five singles in six scoreless innings of the Brewers’ 7-2 victory against the Dodgers.
Jonathan Lucroy tied a season high with five RBIs smacking a two-run homer and added a three-run double to put the Brewers ahead 5-0 in the second inning. Carlos Gomez also homered for Milwaukee.
The Dodgers’ lead in the NL West is down to 3 ½ games after second-place San Francisco beat the Phillies 5-2. Andrew Susac had two hits and drove in the go-ahead run as the Giants won a home series for the first time since the All-Star break. Michael Morse got three hits and scored twice to help Tim Lincecum pick up his first victory in three weeks.
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Report: Cavs land Marion
The LeBron James recruiting machine has scored again.
A person familiar with the negotiations says veteran free agent forward Shawn Marion has agreed to a one-year, league-minimum contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The 36-year-old Marion is a four-time All-Star and gives the Cavs another veteran with postseason experience to complement James. The team has previously signed shooters Mike Miller and James Jones, who won two NBA titles with James in Miami.
Baker out for the season
The Atlanta Falcons’ revamped offensive line took a major setback when left tackle Sam Baker was ruled out for the year after injuring his right knee in a preseason game. The Falcons announced that the injury plagued Baker sustained a torn patellar tendon in a 32-7 loss to the Houston Texans.
Pole sitter Jeff Gordon finished first in the Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway. Gordon finished in front of Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano for his third win of the year, and his first at Michigan since 2001.
Tony Stewart skipped the event, in the wake of the accident last week that took the life of dirt track racer Kevin Ward Jr.
Park beats Lincicome
Inbee Park has successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship by rallying to beat Brittany Lincicome.
Park parred the first playoff hole after shooting a 2-under 70 for an 11-under total. Lincicome owned a three-shot lead on the back nine before faltering.
Park won her fifth major title and fourth in the last two seasons.
Seventeen-year-old rookie Lydia Ko finished three shots back as she sought to become the youngest major winner in LPGA history.
Villegas finishes first
First round leader Camilo Villegas fought back to win the Wyndham Championship, his first PGA victory since 2010. He shot a final round 7-under-63 to finish 17-under-par, one shot in front of Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson.
Heath Slocum was two shots back.