DeGrom Ks 11 in 7 shutout innings, Mets top Braves
NEW YORK (AP) - Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night.
Curtis Granderson kept up his resurgence with a leadoff home run and Lucas Duda doubled twice, singled and drew two walks. Daniel Murphy also doubled twice and third baseman David Wright added two of New York's 18 hits and made a nifty catch.
The shaggy-haired deGrom (2-5) pitched the Mets to their third win in a row, and the franchise's 4,000th victory since starting out as an expansion team in 1962. Atlanta has lost three straight.
DeGrom scattered seven hits, walked none and matched a career best for strikeouts.
Braves' Gonzalez still perplexed by replay call
NEW YORK (AP) - Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez appears to have escaped a fine from Major League Baseball after saying a replay decision was one of the "worst" calls he'd ever seen.
Gonzalez hadn't heard from MLB before Tuesday night's game against the New York Mets.
Gonzalez was ejected Monday night in the ninth inning for arguing after a call was reversed on replay. A Mets runner was ruled safe at second on a bunt play when a review showed Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons came off the base too early.
The so-called "neighborhood play" is not subject to a replay challenge. MLB put out a postgame statement saying that umpires can use a number of factors to determine what makes up a "neighborhood" play. Crew chief Mike Everitt said the umpires reviewed the play because they felt the throw took Simmons off the bag.
The Mets won 4-3 in the 11th.
McCoughtry paces Dream past Connecticut
ATLANTA (AP) - Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 22 points in the third quarter, Tiffany Hayes added 17 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Connecticut Sun 83-71 on Tuesday night.
The Dream (13-5) have won two straight and four of five, pushing their Eastern Conference lead to five games over Connecticut, Chicago and Indiana.
Sun rookie Chiney Ogwumike, the WNBA's No. 1 overall draft pick, finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Alex Bentley added 19 points. Connecticut (9-11) has lost five of six.
The Sun's Katie Douglas, who began the game with 27 3-pointers in her last 10 games, hit her third 3 to cut lead to 51-43 midway through the third, but Connecticut never got any closer.
Atlanta went on a 16-6 run that included seven points and two rebounds by McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel's 3-pointer.
NASCAR penalizes Busch for Daytona infraction
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.
Crew chief Daniel Knost was fined $10,000 on Tuesday because the track bar on Busch's Chevrolet exceeded the maximum separation. Busch finished third in Sunday's rain-shortened and rescheduled race.
Busch was also docked 10 driver points, and Gene Haas was docked 10 owner points.
The penalty dropped Busch from 24th to 26th in the standings. But the 2004 NASCAR champion still has a 156-point advantage on the 31st-place driver. Busch only needs to be ranked in the top 30 to be eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
BIG BREAK-MYRTLE BEACH
Golf Channel series hits Myrtle Beach
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - The Grand Strand has gotten a Big Break.
The Golf Channel's series latest chapter was filmed at several courses in Myrtle Beach. The show will premiere October 7th.
Six men and six women seeking a jumpstart to their golf careers will take part in several competitions at Barefoot Resort with the winner receiving among other prizes an exemption to a PGA Tour or LPGA Tour event in 2015.
The series' latest season was filmed on three of Barefoot Resorts courses, one each designed by Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Davis Love III. An episode was also filmed at Pawley's Plantation, a Jack Nicklaus-designed layout that's south of Myrtle Beach on Pawley's Island.
The competition series began in 2003 and has never been to South Carolina.
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