CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit three home runs and two doubles in just six innings, tying the major league record for extra-base hits in a game, and the St. Louis Cardinals hammered the Chicago Cubs 18-5. Carpenter went 5 for 5 and drove in seven runs at Wrigley Field. He led off the game with a home run and was pulled after adding a three-run drive in the sixth.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lucas Duda homered and drove in three runs, Danny Duffy got his first home win in 11 months and the Kansas City Royals escaped with a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Duda’s two-out single in the first inning scored Whit Merrifield and Jorge Bonifacio. He singled to center to lead off the fourth and scored on Hunter Dozier’s double. He led off the sixth with his eighth homer down the right-field line off Kyle Gibson.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor says its former athletic director made “factually baseless assertions” in a court deposition when he claimed regents tried to steer blame for the school’s sexual assault scandal to the football team. The Waco Tribune reported former Ian McCaw in June gave a deposition in a Title IX case against the university. McCaw, football coach Art Briles and university President Ken Starr all departed in 2016 after Baylor hired a law firm to investigate how sexual assault claims were handled.
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Zach Johnson and Kevin Kisner share the lead heading into the third round of the British Open at Carnoustie (kar-NOOS’-tee), one stroke ahead of Pat Perez, Tommy Fleetwood and Xander Schauffle (ZAN’-dur SHOW’-flee). Johnson closed with a 30-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 67 that leaves him at minus-6. Kisner double-bogeyed 18 to complete a 1-under 70, while Fleetwood moved into the mix with a 65.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader has apologized to his team after years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. Outfielder Brett Phillips says Hader offered a sincere apology, while manager Craig Counsell described the pitcher as emotional and very remorseful. Hader also apologized and took responsibility for the tweets after the All-Star Game, saying they did not reflect his values or the person he is now.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Kurt Busch turned a lap of 133.591 mph in the No. 41 Ford to win the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Busch won his third pole of the season and was the only one of the four Stewart-Haas Racing drivers to reach the final round of qualifying. Martin Truex Jr. will start alongside Busch on the front row, just ahead of Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard says quarterback Andrew Luck will take some extra days off during training camp but will have no limitations when he’s on the field. Luck is trying to return from a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, which required surgery in January 2017. After missing all of last season, Luck resumed throwing in public during the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp last month.
UNDATED (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he hadn’t decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable. Ross says the one-sentence reference to “Proper Anthem Conduct” in the team’s official discipline policy was merely a placeholder, and including it under “conduct detrimental to the club” was clerical as the organization tried to comply with league rules. The NFL and the union continue to work on a resolution to the anthem issue.