Juan Soto continues hot start as Yankees sweep Astros

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New York’s Juan Soto celebrates after hitting an RBI single within the ninth inning of the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Astros on Sunday in Houston. Kevin Cox/Related Press


Juan Soto had three hits capped by an RBI single with two outs within the ninth inning that lifted the New York Yankees to a 4-3 win Sunday that accomplished a gap four-game sweep of the Astros in Houston.

With the rating 3-3, Gleyber Torres singled off nearer Josh Hader (0-1) with two outs within the ninth inning and stole second base. Soto then singled on a line drive to left subject.

Soto hit .529 (9 for 17) with 4 RBI in his first video games with the Yankees after his commerce from San Diego, serving to New York to its first 4-0 begin since 2003 and simply its fourth since 1950.

• Trea Turner capitalized on a 3rd out overturned on replay with a tying single and Alec Bohm drove within the two runs within the seventh inning to rally the Philadelphia Phillies over the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in Philadelphia.

The win settled some nerves among the many grumbling sports activities devoted in Philly after Atlanta decisively gained the primary two video games.

• Justin Turner homered and drove in 4 runs because the Toronto Blue Jays gained a spit of a four-game collection by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-2 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

• Reid Detmers gave the Angels some much-needed effectiveness on the mound, permitting one run in 5 innings to assist Los Angeles keep away from a season-opening sweep with a 4-1 win over the Orioles in Baltimore.

• Pitchers Génesis Cabrera of the Toronto Blue Jays and Yohan Ramírez of the New York Mets have been suspended for 3 video games every by Main League Baseball on Sunday for his or her actions in separate video games.

And Mets Supervisor Carlos Mendoza was suspended for one recreation on account of Ramírez’s actions, Main League Baseball senior vice chairman for on-field operations Michael Hill stated.

• Proper-hander Jake Cousins was acquired by the New York Yankees from the Chicago White Sox for money.

The 29-year-old Cousins had a 4.82 ERA in 9 1/3 innings over 9 aid appearances for Milwaukee final 12 months, permitting 5 runs, 10 hits and 10 walks with seven strikeouts He was 3-2 with a 6.35 ERA in 29 aid appearances for Triple-A Nashville and Sugar Land and the Arizona Advanced League Brewers.


CUP SERIES: Denny Hamlin gained the race off pit highway with Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. after a warning with two laps to go and gained in time beyond regulation at Richmond Raceway.

Truex dominated the second half of the NASCAR Cup Sequence race and appeared poised to carry off challenges by Joey Logano and Hamlin for the ultimate two laps when Kyle Larson received nudged from behind on the entrance straightaway and skidded into the infield, inflicting the warning.

Hamlin’s victory was his second this season, the fifth of his profession at what he considers his residence observe, and the 53rd of his profession, however it left Truex sad with a number of drivers concerned.

The victory pulled the 4 Gibbs Toyota groups even with the 4 Chevrolet groups from Hendrick Motorsports with three victories every by way of seven races.


NBA: Nikola Jokic had 26 factors, 18 rebounds and 16 assists for his twenty second triple-double of the season, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 130-101 in Denver to snap a two-game residence dropping streak.

Jokic received his 128th profession triple-double regardless of coping with a sore proper wrist that just about saved him out of Friday’s loss to Minnesota.

• Victor Wembanyama’s celebratory tossing of a basketball into the stands was expensive.

The NBA fined the San Antonio rookie $25,000 for the act, which got here on the finish of Friday’s 130-126 time beyond regulation win for the Spurs over the New York Knicks.


PGA TOUR: Stephan Jaeger gained his first PGA Tour occasion in his one hundred and thirty fifth try, closing with 9 straight pars for a 3-under 67 and avoiding a playoff when Scottie Scheffler missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the ultimate gap of the Houston Open.

Scheffler was attempting to turn out to be the primary participant in seven years to win three straight begins on the PGA Tour, and he was proper there with an opportunity. He two-putted for birdie from 20 ft on the par-5 sixteenth and missed from 12 ft for birdie on the seventeenth.

His 5-foot birdie putt to power a playoff missed to the left, and Scheffler needed to accept a 68 and a runner-up end.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Keita Nakajima of Japan selected to concentrate on the European tour as a substitute of a smaller American circuit and made the choice repay Sunday when he closed with a 1-over 73 to win the Hero Indian Open in New Delhi.

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS: Retief Goosen hit into the water on the par-5 18th gap and saved par to win The Galleri Basic in Rancho Mirage, California, with a 3-under 69 and with loads of assist from the blunders of Steven Alker.

LPGA TOUR: High-ranked Nelly Korda grew to become the primary LPGA Tour participant in eight years to win three straight begins, taking pictures a 7-under 65 on a soggy day for a two-stroke victory within the Ford Championship in Gilbert, Arizona.


MIAMI OPEN: Jannik Sinner’s robust 2024 continued as he gained the Miami Open with 6-3, 6-1 victory over eleventh seed Grigor Dimitrov in Miami Gardens, Florida.

In a flawless show on a 79-degree afternoon, Sinner, the 2024 Australian Open champion, moved to 22-1 on the 12 months in profitable the Miami Open for the primary time. Sinner had been runner-up twice in 2021 and 2023.


WOMEN’S ENGLISH LEAGUE CUP: Emma Hayes, the incoming coach of the U.S. girls’s nationwide group, appeared to push Arsenal Coach Jonas Eidevall and later complained about “male aggression” after Chelsea’s quadruple bid ended with defeat within the Girls’s English League Cup remaining.

Arsenal gained 1-0 in additional time after Stina Blackstenius scored within the 116th minute at Molineux.

Hayes appeared to push Eidevall and say one thing to him as he went to shake her hand after the ultimate whistle.

When questioned later, the Chelsea coach stated “I’m not down for male aggression on the touchline.”

PREMIER LEAGUE: Everton reported losses of 89.1 million kilos ($112.5 million) in its newest accounts.

Its losses for the 2022-23 season went up from 44.7 million kilos within the earlier marketing campaign.

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