Sports: Lefty Leads Open; Bruins Win; Braves End Losing Streak

By: AP
By: AP
Mickelson leads through 54... Bruins even Stanley Cup Finals... Spurs

Phil Mickelson

GOLF-US OPEN
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- The lead belongs to Lefty.
Phil Mickelson carded three birdies on the back nine to take a one-shot lead over Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han), Charl Schwartzel and Steve Stricker through three rounds of the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. Mickelson went ahead with a birdie on 17 and stayed on top with a hard-fought bogey on 18, a hole that none of the 73 players in the field birdied on Saturday.
The bogey capped an even-par 70 that leaves Mickelson at 1-under. He is seeking his first U.S. Open title following a record five runner-up finishes.
Justin Rose, Luke Donald and Billy Horschel are within two shots of the lead.
Tiger Woods has played himself out of contention. He's 10 shots back following a 76, matching his worst U.S. Open round as a pro.

NHL-STANLEY CUP FINALS
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Boston Bruins have gained a split of the first two games in the Stanley Cup finals.
Daniel Paille (PY'-ay) scored at 13:48 of overtime to lift the Bruins past the Blackhawks 2-1 in Chicago. The Bruins managed to win despite being badly outshot 19-4 in the opening period.
Patrick Sharp put the Hawks ahead 11:22 into the game, and it remained 1-0 until Chris Kelly beat Corey Crawford with 5:02 left in the second period.
Tuukka (TOO'-kah) Rask stopped 33 shots for the Bruins, who bounced back after blowing a 3-1 lead in a triple-overtime loss at Chicago in the opener.
Crawford finished with 26 saves for the Blackhawks.
The series shifts to Boston for Game 3 on Monday.

NBA FINALS
kelson SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Spurs guard Tony Parker says his sore right hamstring could tear "any time." He suffered the injury in the Spurs' lopsided win in the third game of the NBA Finals with Miami. Parker says that if it tears it would take about 10 days of rest to make it better. That said, he knows this isn't the regular season and that he doesn't have the time for any healing.
Despite the blunt assessment of his hamstring, Parker says he feels he's getting stronger and will be ready for Game 5 tomorrow night in San Antonio.

MLB-SCHEDULE
Yankees fell again after Bosox end Camden drought
UNDATED (AP) -- The New York Yankees extended their West Coast losing streak while dropping another game to Boston in the American League East standings.
Erick Aybar (EYE'-bahr) hit a solo homer and had two RBIs as the Angels dealt the New York Yankees their fifth straight loss, 6-2. Albert Pujols (POO'-hohlz) added a pair of RBI singles and Tommy Hanson shut down the Yankees on two runs and five hits while striking out eight in 6 1/3 innings.
The third-place Yankees fell four games behind the Red Sox and finished their latest loss without first baseman Mark Teixeira (the-SHEHR'-uh), who aggravated his right wrist. Teixeira, who missed the first 53 games of the season with an injury to the wrist and will be examined in New York on Sunday.
The Bosox fell behind 2-0 in the first inning before homers by Mike Carp and Jonny Gomes (gohmz) carried Boston to a 5-4 win over the Orioles. John Lackey limited the Birds to a pair of runs and seven hits in seven innings to improve to 12-4 lifetime against Baltimore.
Matt Wieters (WEE'-turz) smacked a two-run homer in the ninth for the Orioles, who had won five straight over the Red Sox in Baltimore. The O's had the tying run on base with one out in the ninth until pinch-runner Alexi Casilla (kah-SEE'-uh) was doubled off first for the final out.
Tampa Bay pitcher Alex Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher after he was hit on the right ear by a line drive in the fifth inning of the Rays' 5-3 win against Kansas City. The Rays announced Cobb suffered a mild concussion but remained conscious the entire time.
Luke Scott, Matt Joyce and Evan Longoria homered as the Rays won for the second time in seven games and send the Royals to just their second loss in 11 contests.
Also in the majors, Texas has dropped 10 of 14 after Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus hit two-run homers in Toronto's 6-1 win over the Rangers. R.A. Dickey put 10 runners on base but allowed just one run over 5 2/3 innings to pitch the Blue Jays to their fourth consecutive win.
Felix Hernandez struck out eight while scattering five hits in seven innings of Seattle's 4-0 shutout of Oakland. The game was scoreless until Henry Blanco hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to send Hernandez to his third straight win.
Freddie Freeman's walkoff single capped a two-run ninth that lifted Atlanta past San Francisco 6-5. B.J. Upton homered twice for the Braves, who trailed 5-4 until Justin Upton worked out a bases-loaded walk.
Washington blew an early 5-0 lead before Anthony Rendon (rehn-DOHN') hit a tiebreaking solo homer with two out in the top of the ninth to lift the Nationals past the Indians 7-6 in Cleveland. Ryan Zimmerman, Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond went deep off Scott Kazmir, who was tagged for five runs before leaving in the third inning.
Tyler Colvin hit a two-run homer while Colorado was putting together a six-run first in a 10-5 rout of Philadelphia. Pitcher Tyler Chatwood worked five innings and went 2-for-2 with an RBI single in his return from a triceps injury.
Juan Uribe (yoo-REE'-bay) singled home the tiebreaking run in the 11th inning before scoring the insurance run in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 5-3 verdict over Pittsburgh. Clayton Kershaw lowered his ERA to a National League-leading 1.84 but had to settle for a no-decision after holding the Pirates to a run and three hits in seven innings.
Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate and also tripled as St. Louis outscored Miami 13-7. Lance Lynn allowed a career-high seven runs in five innings but also hit a two-run single while improving to 9-1.
Trevor Plouffe (pluf) belted a two-run homer and had three RBIs as Minnesota doubled up Detroit 6-3. Samuel Deduno (deh-DOO'-noh) held the Tigers to two runs and seven hits in seven innings.
Milwaukee is the last major league team to post a shutout now that Yovani Gallardo (yoh-VAH'-nee gy-AHR'-doh) combined with three relievers on a seven-hitter in the Brewers' 6-0 victory at Cincinnati. Juan Francisco hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly, while Logan Schafer recorded his second straight three-hit game.
Scott Feldman hit an RBI single and allowed just one run and two hits in seven innings of the Chicago Cubs' 5-2 win over the New York Mets. Starlin Castro hit a two-run double while the Cubs scored three times in the eighth to beat the Mets for the second straight day.
Fourth-inning homers by Jason Castro and Chris Carter helped Houston beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3. Winning pitcher Lucas Harrell allowed seven hits and three runs with a season-high seven strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES
Play begins
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Mississippi State and Indiana were the winners in Day 1 of the College World Series. The Hoosiers blanked Louisville 2-0 after the Bulldogs nipped Oregon State 5-4.
Sunday's action will have North Carolina against N.C. State in an ACC matchup before UCLA takes on LSU.


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