Chris Heisey hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth inning and the Cincinnati Reds connected four times in all, beating Arizona 4-3 on Sunday to take three of four from the Diamondbacks. Cincinnati led 3-0 after homers by Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier in the third and by Ryan Ludwick in the fourth. Arizona tied it with a three-run fourth, and then Heisey’s second home run of the season put the Reds on top for good. Alfredo Simon improved to (7-3) and gave up three runs in 6 1-3 innings. Aroldis Chapman hit 103 mph on the Chase Field radar gun in a perfect ninth, earning his seventh save in eight opportunities. Cincinnati is off tonight, but will be looking for its fourth consecutive win tomorrow when they welcome the Giants to Great American Ballpark for a three game set.
The first place Brewers defeated the Cubs 9-0 and St. Louis lost to San Francisco 8-0 in other NL Central games. Michael Bourn’s two-run homer in the ninth inning gave the Cleveland Indians a 6-4 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and a sweep of their three-game series.
The San Antonio Spurs are back in the NBA Finals, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 in overtime on Saturday night in Game 6 to set up a rematch with the Miami Heat. Tim Duncan had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Spurs, who will host Game 1 on Thursday night as they try to avenge last year’s heartbreaking seven-game defeat
The Heat are headed to the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season. LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored 25 points, and the Heat turned Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals into a laugher, beating the Indiana Pacers 117-92 on Friday night. Miami is just the third franchise to make at least four consecutive trips to the Finals, joining the Celtics and Lakers.
Jimmie Johnson dominated again at Dover International Speedway, extending his track record for wins with nine. He followed last week’s victory in the Coca-Cola 600 with another sensational run on Sunday. Johnson led 272 of 400 laps, and won consecutive races for the 13th time. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin.
Japanese star Hideki Matsuyama made birdie on the final hole Sunday at the Memorial, and then won with a par in the playoff over Kevin Na for his first American victory. In the playoff, Na drove into the creek. Matsuyama holed a 10-foot par putt for the win at Muirfield Village golf club in Dublin. Masters champion Bubba Watson was in the lead until a drive out-of-bounds led to double bogey. He missed the playoff by one shot.
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