LOS ANGELES (AP) — L.A. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw had his scoreless inning streak end at 41 innings when San Diego’s Chase Headley homered in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 2-1 win over the Padres. That’s the third-longest scoreless streak in Dodger history after Orel Hersheiser and Don Drysdale. Kershaw won his eighth straight decision to improve to 11-2, going the distance with a three-hitter and striking out 11.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the New York Yankees are hoping their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season. Yanks GM Brian Cashman says Tanaka could return in six weeks, but didn’t rule out the possibility of Tommy John surgery if the right-hander doesn’t respond to a rehab program.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo have developed a $66 million plan to demolish the historic Astrodome and replace it with a green space and “Astrodome Hall of Fame” in time for the 2017 Super Bowl at the Texans’ stadium next door. But Leroy Shafer, chief operating officer of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, tells The Associated Press that the plan is purely conceptual and there’s no timetable for it.
CHICAGO (AP) — Changes could be in the works for Wrigley Field, the century-old iconic home of the Cubs on Chicago’s North Side. A city commission unanimously approved the Cubs’ massive $500 million renovation project that includes a Jumbotron and six other electronic signs, although owners of rooftop venues across the street have vowed a court challenge if their sight lines are blocked.
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — The PGA Tour stop this week is the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., where there is a little extra pressure as Zach Johnson, Rory Sabbatini and Brian Harman start second round play tied for the lead after they shot 8-under-par 63 yesterday. The top finisher not previously eligible for the British Open will earn a spot next week at Royal Liverpool for this year’s Open, provided he’s among the top five and ties.