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Last Update on July 05, 2015 05:47 GMT

BREWERS-REDS

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jimmy Nelson won his career-best third consecutive start and the Milwaukee Brewers rode a six-run fifth inning to a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night.

Six Brewers each drove in one run as Milwaukee extended its best winning streak in more than a year to seven games. Adam Lind homered and Jean Segura had three hits, helping suddenly explosive Milwaukee has scored 47 runs in the first six games of the current road trip.

The winning streak is the Brewers' longest since they won nine straight from April 4 through April 13, 2014.

Nelson (6-8) overcame solo home runs by Marlon Byrd and Ivan De Jesus Jr. to last 5 2-3 innings. He gave up eight hits and three runs with one walk and five strikeouts.

MLS-RED BULLS-CREW

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Kei Kamara set up Ethan Finlay's two goals, and the Columbus Crew rallied to beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Saturday night.

The Kamara-to-Finlay connection was a role reversal for the league leaders in goals (Kamara 12) and assists (Finlay 10).

Finlay punched in Kamara's header to give Columbus the lead in the 74th minute. The Crew (6-6-6) held on from there and moved ahead of the Red Bulls (6-6-5) in the Eastern Conference standings.

Anatole Abang put the Red Bulls in front in the eighth minute, beating goalkeeper Steve Clark with a roller inside the far post.

Finlay tied it in the 33rd, taking a flick header from Kamara, cutting back and curling a left-footed shot into the net. Clark was credited with an assist on the long ball to Kamara.

Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch was sent off in stoppage time.

National Sports News

Last Update on July 06, 2015 00:54 GMT

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Team USA sits atop the women's soccer world.

In an offensive explosion rarely seen in soccer, the Americans scored four goals in the opening 16 minutes -- three on a hat trick by Carli Lloyd -- and routed Japan 5-2 for the Women's World Cup crown. That avenged a loss in the 2011 final when Japan won on penalty kicks. It was the highest-scoring final in Women's World Cup history.

Lloyd scored the two fastest goals in Women's World Cup history, scoring twice in the first six minutes of the match. Lauren Holiday gave the U.S. a 3-0 lead when she volleyed a shot into the goal. Lloyd finished her hat trick by catching Japan goalkeeper Ayumi Kaihori off her line and scoring from midfield as the U.S. took a stunningly quick 4-0 lead. It the fastest hat trick in Women's World Cup history. Tobin Heath added a second half goal after Japan had climbed within two goals.

With Vice President Joe Biden and wife Jill in attendance, the Americans attacked with ferocity and then played smart on defense. U.S. goalie Hope Solo had her streak of 540 shutout minutes end when Japan scored midway through the first half, but Japan never seriously threatened.

The U.S. has had great success against teams from Japan with a record of 25-1-6.

MLB-ALL-STAR STARTERS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Houston second baseman Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay) passed Kansas City's Omar Infante (in-fahn-TAY') in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.

Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis' Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park.

AL champion Kansas City will be represented in the starting lineup by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar (ahl-SEE'-dihs). Four players ties the AL record for fan-elected starters, achieved nine times previously.

Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson, outfielder Mike Trout of the L.A. Angels and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz round out the AL lineup.

Washington outfielder Bryce Harper set a mark for NL players at 13.86 million votes. That topped the previous record of 7.62 million set three years ago by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, who was elected to start again this year. The NL lineup will also include Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Miami's Dee Gordon and St. Louis shortstop Jhonny (JAH'-nee) Peralta round out the NL starters.

At least two elected starters will miss the game because of injuries: Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton broke a hand on June 26 and Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera hurt his left calf Friday. In addition, the Cardinals' Matt Holliday, who finished third among NL outfielders behind Harper and Stanton, has been sidelined since straining a quadriceps on June 8 and is uncertain on his return.

MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Gerrit Cole of the Pirates is baseball's first 12-game winner. He survived giving up three early runs to the Indians in a 5-3 victory in the Steel City. Cole went eight innings giving up five hits and striking out five. The Pirates chased loser Danny Salazar with five runs in the fifth inning.

In other baseball:

-- Rookie hurler Steven Matz scattered two hits over six scoreless innings, Wilmer Flores went 4 for 5, and the New York Mets blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-0 Sunday to take two out of three from the NL West leaders. Matz won his second straight start had a run-scoring groundout in a three-run fourth inning to give him five RBIs in two games.

-- Seattle rookie Mike Montgomery put together another fine start, pitching the Mariners past the Oakland Athletics 2-1. Montgomery was trying to join Randy Johnson as the only players in franchise history to pitch three consecutive shutouts. Sam Fuld homered in the third for the A's.

---- Troy Tulowitzki (too-loh-WIT'-skee) had a three-run homer to extend his hitting streak to 18 games, Jorge De La Rosa pitched six effective innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 to avoid a four-game sweep.

-- Tampa Bay has put an end to its seven-game losing streak with an 8-1 blitzing of the Yankees in New York. James Loney and Logan Forsythe each had a two-run single for the Rays, who had dropped 11 of 13 while falling out of first place in the AL East. In a losing effort Alex Rodriguez slammed his 16th home run of the season and the 670th of his career.

-- The Phillies have stopped their six game losing skid with a 4-0 win over the Braves in Philadelphia. Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to key the win.

-- Justin Verlander remained winless in four starts since his return from the disabled list as he allowed seven runs in a 10-5 loss for the Tigers to the Blue Jays. With this most recent outing his earned run average ballooned to 6.75. Verlander gave up seven hits and two walks in five innings, striking out five. He needed 94 pitches to get 15 outs. Detroit reached the midpoint of the season at 41-40, its poorest record since a 39-42 mark for the first half in 2012.

-- The first-place Royals of the American League Central split their four-game weekend set with second-place Minnesota by winning the final game 3-2. Eric Hosmer drove in Lorenzo Cain with nobody out in the ninth inning to give the defending AL champs the win. The Twins lost but got a great outing from starter Ervin Santana who had been suspended the first 80 games after a drug infraction. Santana allowed three hits over eight innings with eight strikeouts. Kansas City was shut out in the opener, needed extra innings to win Friday night, then lost 5-3 on Saturday.

-- Jonathan Schoop homered in his first at-bat since coming off the disabled list and Miguel Gonzalez threw six solid innings as the Baltimore Orioles routed the Chicago White Sox 9-1. Adam Jones had two doubles and Steve Pearce had three hits as the Orioles snapped a three-game losing streak. The White Sox committed four errors and saw their four-game winning streak end.

-- Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 5-4. Ryan Hanigan and Pablo Sandoval each had three hits as the Red Sox won their third straight series. They hadn't done that since taking their first three of the season.

-- Rookie outfielder Tommy Pham homered, doubled and drove in three runs in the Cardinals 3-1 win over the Padres. The Cards improved to a majors-best 31-11 at home with their second successive win following a four-game losing streak. San Diego has lost five of seven. Winner Lance Lynn has not lost in his last six starts.

-- Kyle Hendricks went 7 1-3 innings and Chris Coghlan had an RBI single as the Cubs blanked the Marlins 2-0. Henricks, who is 4-4, allowed five hits and struck out six.

--Rookie Taylor Jungmann allowed four hits in eight innings and the Milwaukee Brewers extended their winning streak to eight games with a 6-1 victory over the Reds. The victory gave the Brewers their second undefeated road trip of at least seven games in franchise history. Jungmann, who made his major league debut on June 9, retired the first 12 batters he faced before Jay Bruce led off the fifth with a double.

There are two games being played this evening. In an American League West matchup, the Angels are home to the Rangers while in the National League the defending World Series champion Giants wrap up a series with the Nationals in Washington.

MLB-TRANSACTIONS

UNDATED (AP) -- St. Louis left-hander Jaime (HY'-mee) Garcia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain. Garcia, who missed his previous scheduled start, suffered the injury running the bases on June 24 at Miami. He is 3-3 with a 1.69 earned run average in seven starts.

-- Dodgers starter Carlos Frias has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back tightness. He experienced lower back stiffness in his past two starts, and only went five innings in both. Manager Don Mattingly says an MRI showed no structural damage.

-- The Washington Nationals have put pitcher Stephen Strasburg back on the 15-day disabled list, this time with a strained left oblique. He missed nearly four weeks earlier in the season with neck tightness. Strasburg left Saturday's game against the Giants after 3 2/3 scoreless innings because of tightness in his left side.

NBA-MOVES

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign guard Lou Williams, last season's Sixth Man of the Year, and forward Brandon Bass. Williams averaged a career-high 15.5 points and helped Toronto win a franchise-record 49 games last season.

Bass averaged 10.6 points while playing all 82 games for Boston.

Deals can't be signed until Thursday. But Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak says the Lakers are negotiating with both players and intend to sign them once the free agent moratorium ends.

NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. is supposed to start tonight's Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway from the pole. But the race has not started because of rain.

His crew chief, Greg Ives, instructed Earnhardt to go flat-out at the start of the practice session because the rules state the field will be set by practice times if a qualifying session is canceled. When rain washed out the Saturday session, Ives proved to be a skilled weatherman.

F1-BRITISH GRAND PRIX

SILVERSTONE, Eng. (AP) -- It was another 1-2 finish for Mercedes in a Grand Prix race. This time it was the British GP in Silverstone, England, and the winner was defending series champion Lewis Hamilton with teammate Nico (NIH'-koh) Rosberg second and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third.

The current world driver standings reflect the finish of the race with Hamilton on top followed by Rosberg and Vettel third.

PGA-GREENBRIER CLASSIC

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Danny Lee parred the second hole of a four-man playoff to win The Greenbrier Classic. It was his first PGA Tour victory.

The South Korean-born New Zealander became the ninth first-time winner on the tour this season.

Lee, David Hearn, Kevin Kisner and Robert Streb were tied at 13 under after four rounds on the Old White TPC course in West Virginia.

Tiger Woods finished play at 7-under after a 3-under-67 in the final round. The former World No. 1 shot sub-par golf in three of the four rounds this week.

WIMBLEDON

LONDON (AP) -- There was no action at Wimbledon as the first Sunday of the tournament is always a day of rest.

Play resumes on Monday with both of the top-seeds, Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) and Serena Williams, in action. For Williams the fourth round match has her facing her older sister Venus. Serena tops the series 14-11.

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