LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw has capped a terrific month of June by helping the Los Angeles Dodgers move into a virtual first-place tie with San Francisco in the National League West. Kershaw ran his career-best scoreless streak to 28 innings and improved to 9-2 by scatting five hits in seven innings of the Dodgers’ 6-0 shutout of St. Louis. Kershaw struck out 13 to close out a month in which he was 6-0 with a no-hitter, a 0.82 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 44 innings.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — B.J. Upton hit a two-run triple as Atlanta beat the Phillies 3-2 to complete the Braves’ first four-game sweep in Philadelphia since the Phils’ 1964 collapse. Gerald Laird hit an RBI double to back Aaron Harang, who surrendered 11 hits but just two runs in seven innings. The Braves have won four straight to take a half-game lead over Washington atop the National League East.
SEATTLE (AP) — Felix Hernandez gave up just one hit and struck out nine over eight innings of Seattle’s 3-0 shutout of Cleveland. Hernandez allowed just Lonnie Chisenhall’s single in the fifth inning and walked three in picking up his 10th victory of the season. Robinson Cano (kah-NOH’) smacked a two-run homer and Fernando Rodney claimed his 23rd save to help Hernandez pick up his 10th win.
UNDATED (AP) — The second round of World Cup continues following yesterday’s wins by the Netherlands and Costa Rica. Today’s schedule opens with France against Nigeria before Germany takes on Algeria. The Dutch advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 comeback win over Mexico before Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 on penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 tie.
LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon resumes this morning following the traditional Sunday layoff. Men’s third seed and defending champion Andy Murray takes on Kevin Anderson in a fourth-round match, and fifth seed Stan Wawrinka (vahv-REEN’-kah) battles Denis Istomin in third-round play. The best matchup on the women’s side has fifth seed Maria Sharapova against No. 9 Angelique Kerber in a fourth-rounder.