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Last Update on July 04, 2015 07:51 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- Jake Peavy (PEE'-vee) made only one mistake against the Washington Nationals -- and Clint Robinson made the most of it.
Robinson, a 30-year-old non-roster invitee by Washington in spring training who had just 13 major league at-bats before this season, hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Nationals a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Robinson is playing first base in place of the injured Ryan Zimmerman. He is 20 for 69 (.290) with four homers and 12 RBIs in his last 21 games.
That dropped Peavy to 0-3 and made a winner of left-hander Gio (JEE'-oh) Gonzalez, who is 6-4. This was Peavy's first start after more than two months on the disabled list with a back injury.
In other baseball:
-- Anibal Sanchez didn't allow a hit until ex-Tiger Ezequiel (eh-ZEE'-kwihl) Carrera's one-out single in the eighth in Toronto's 8-6 victory over Detroit. Sanchez, who's 7-7, was trying for his second career no-hitter. He tossed one against Arizona in 2006 while pitching for the Marlins. He tired in the eighth, giving up three unearned runs on three hits in seven and a-third innings. The Blue Jays made it close with six in the eighth. Detroit's two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera suffered a strained calf and will be re-examined Saturday.
-- Brian McCann clubbed a three-run walkoff home run to climax a five-run rally in the 12th inning to give the New York Yankees a 7-5 win over Tampa Bay. That's his 13th homer. Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) hit a three-run homer and a run-scoring single in the 12th for the AL East-leading Yanks.
-- Kole Calhoun drove in four runs with a pair of early doubles, and the Los Angeles Angels won 8-2 in their first game against Texas since trading Josh Hamilton back to the Rangers. Hamilton, who insisted beforehand he had no extra emotions facing the Angels, went 1 for 3 with a double and two strikeouts.
-- The Chicago White Sox blanked Baltimore 1-0. John Danks and two relievers combined on a five-hitter. Jose Abreu (ah-BRAY'-oo) hit a third inning homer for the lone run.
-- Last-place Milwaukee routed Cincinnati 12-1 behind a 16-hit attack. Carlos Gomez hit his first career grand slam and tied his career high with five RBIs.
-- Jedd Gyorko homered in the seventh inning to tie the game and then had a run-scoring single in the ninth to lead the San Diego Padres past St. Louis 2-1.
-- AL Central-leading Kansas City edged Minnesota 3-2 in 10 innings. That ends a three-game losing streak for the Royals. Lorenzo Cain had three hits and scored the winning run.
-- AL West-leading Houston scored four times in the 10th to beat Boston 12-8 at Fenway Park. Carlos Correa had three hits, and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th. The Astros have won five in a row.
-- Juan Uribe (yoo-REE'-bay) hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Julio Teheran improved to 6-4 and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.
----Michael Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered as the Cleveland Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a rainy Friday night in the Steel City.
-- The light-hitting New York Mets edged the L.A. Dodgers 2-1. Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning. Mets, rookie Noah Snydergaard dueled reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw on even terms with both getting no decision.
-- Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 for their third win in four games.
---- In a 10-inning game at Chase Field, the Arizona Diamondbacks edged Colorado 4-3. Cliff Pennington's sacrifice fly ended it.
-- Justin Bour and Christian Yelich homered to boost the Miami Marlins past the Cubs 2-1. Bour's solo home run was his fourth in as many games.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees have settled their dispute over a $6 million marketing payment the team declined to give him for tying Willie Mays for fourth on the home run list.
Instead, $3.5 million dollars will be given to charity and Rodriguez will receive the ball from his 3,000th career hit.
Zach Hample caught the home run ball that Rodriguez hit for No. 3,000 on June 19. He initially declined to turn over the ball, but agreed to give it to Rodriguez because money was going to charity.
LONDON (AP) -- Serena Williams was twice within two points of defeat, before rallying to beat Heather Watson 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 in the third round of Wimbledon. The victory moves the top seed onto a fourth round meeting with sister Venus on Monday. Serena holds a 14-11 edge in the sibling series, including winning five of the last six.
Fourth-seed Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah), moved on with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Irina-Camelia Begu.
Defending men's champion Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) beat Bernard Tomic (TOH'-mihch) 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 for his third consecutive straight sets win.
French Open champion Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRINK'-ah) has advanced to the fourth round with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco.
In results involving Americans CoCo Vandeweghe (VAN'-duh-way) defeated 22nd-seed Sam Stosur 6-2, 6-0, while Bethanie Mattek-Sands was eliminated by 30th-seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-5, 7-5. Sloan Stephens as she was ousted by sixth-seed Lucie Safarova in three sets.
UNDATED (AP) -- Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The 22-year-old Saad was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. He will be with the Blue Jackets through the 2020-2021 season, and is expected to play on the team's top line alongside center Ryan Johansen.
In other NHL news:
-- The No. 1 overall draft pick, 18-year-old Connor McDavid, has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with Edmonton. The deal is worth approximately $11.3 million in total -- $925,000 per year plus bonuses -- the maximum allowed for an entry-level contract.
-- The Sabres have signed newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly to a seven-year contract extension worth $52.5 million. O'Reilly is regarded a top-line talent and had one year left on his contract. He was scheduled to make $6.2 million next season.
-- Forward Andrew Desjardins (day-zhar-DAN') has agreed to a two-year contract with the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. Acquired from San Jose before the trade deadline, he became an important part of the fourth line and helped Chicago win its third Stanley Cup in six seasons.
-- The San Jose Sharks have signed veteran forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract. Ward had 19 goals and 15 assists last season with Washington.
-- Veteran center Shawn Horcoff has agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks. Horcoff had 29 points and a plus-9 rating in 76 games for Dallas last season.
UNDATED (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the deal says the Sacramento Kings and guard Marco Belinelli have agreed to a $19 million, three-year contract. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contracts can't be completed until next week.
Belinelli gives the Kings the shooting guard they've been searching for to pair with All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins. Belinelli has played the past two seasons with San Antonio, helping the Spurs win the NBA championship in 2014.
A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Sacramento Kings and point guard Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) have agreed to a one-year deal for $10 million.
In other NBA news:
-- Robin Lopez has agreed to sign with the New York Knicks, a person with knowledge of the details has told The Associated Press. Robin Lopez will leave the Portland Trail Blazers to fill the open spot in the middle for the Knicks. Yahoo Sports reports Lopez will receive a four-year deal worth $54 million.
---- Derrick Williams, the former No. 2 overall draft pick behind Kyrie Irving in 2011, has agreed to terms with the Knicks on a two-year deal worth $10 million. He averaged 8.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 74 games for the Kings last year.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team.
San Antonio has announced that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas.
Hammon became the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach last season. An All-Star in the WNBA, she played eight seasons each with the New York Liberty and San Antonio Stars.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. (AP) -- Jhonattan Vegas shot a 5-under 65 to tie Scott Langley for the 36-hole lead at the Greenbrier Classic. They're at 9-under par. Twenty-three golfers were within three shots of the lead, including seven at 8 under.
Two-time Masters champ Bubba Watson shot a 68 and trails by four shots.
Tiger Woods posted a 69 and also is four off the lead.
PGA-BUBBA WATSON-CONFEDERATE FLAG
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his "General Lee 01" car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series.
The two-time Masters champ says he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the car he bought at auction in 2012 for $121,000.
The accused gunman in the shooting death of nine people at an African-American church on June 17 had posed in photographs with the Confederate battle flag.
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