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August 8, 2018
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Red Sox go for sixth straight win


UNDATED (AP) – The Red Sox go for their sixth straight win when they face the Blue Jays in Toronto, one night after overcoming a blown save from closer Craig Kimbrel.


Boston managed a 10-7 win over Toronto Tuesday when Mitch Moreland hit a three-run homer during a five-run 10th inning.


The Red Sox turn to left-hander Brian Johnson to keep the streak going. Toronto’s Mike Hauschild starts for Toronto.


Boston has the best record in the majors, becoming the first team to reach 80 victories this season.


Elsewhere on the Wednesday schedule:


– Mike Fiers (FY’-urz) makes his first start since the Athletics acquired him Detroit earlier this week. The right-hander will pitch at the Coliseum tonight against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season and 2-2 with a 1.96 ERA over his last seven starts.


– Matt Carpenter has four homers in five games heading into the Cardinals’ series finale in Miami. Carpenter hit his 30th home run in a 3-2 win Monday. Right-hander John Gant is slated to start for St. Louis against righty Trevor Richards for the Marlins.




A full day of practice at soggy Bellerive for PGA


ST. LOUIS (AP) – Golfers are scrambling to get in some practice today ahead of the PGA Championship at Bellerive in St. Louis.


Practice time was limited Tuesday due to heavy rain.


Tiger Woods only managed to play five holes, on a course he hasn’t seen in 17 years.


Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy were among those playing as soon as the course was open for play.




Police: Kenyan athlete Nicholas Bett killed in road accident


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Kenya’s Nicholas Bett, the 2015 world champion in the 400-meter hurdles, has been killed in a road accident. He was 28.


Police say Bett was killed in the car crash early Wednesday in Kenya’s high-altitude training region in the west of the country. His coach, Vincent Mumo, says the athlete’s SUV hit bumps in a road and rolled.


Bett won gold in the 400 hurdles at the world championships in Beijing. He had only returned from the African championships in Nigeria on Monday.




Cardinals challenge fans to eat $75 belly busting burger


(Information in the following story is from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com)


GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Arizona Cardinals fans can reap a reward while expanding their waistlines watching football this season.


University of Phoenix Stadium will serve the seven-pound (3 kilograms) Gridiron Burger for $75. It features five 1/3 pound burger patties, five all-beef hot dogs, five bratwursts, 20 slices of American cheese, eight slices of bacon, eight chicken tenders, 12 ounces of fries, lettuce, pickles and tanker sauce, on a 10-inch bun.


Executive chef Sean Kavanaugh tells the Arizona Republic he hasn’t figured out the calories. He says three staff members tried it on Monday, but none finished.


Those who can finish in under an hour will receive a Cardinals jersey and get their photo on the scoreboard.