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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Brooks Koepka fired a 2-under-par 68 in the final round on Sunday to finish at 1-over-par 281 and capture the 118th U.S. Open Championship by a stroke over Englishman Tommy Fleetwood at the demanding Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Koepka, who won last year at Erin Hills Golf Club in Wisconsin, became the first golfer to take back-to-back U.S. Opens since Curtis Strange accomplished the feat in 1988-89. Koepka is the seventh player to win America's national championship of golf in back-to-back years.
CLEVELAND — Yan Gomes hit a bases-clearing double, and the Cleveland Indians got a strong start from Triple-A call-up Shane Bieber to avoid being swept at home with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, June 17. Bieber was recalled from Columbus to start Sunday after original starter Adam Plutko was forced into relief work Saturday. Bieber allowed 10 hits, but only one run in 5 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked only one.
ST. PAUL — Sylvia Fowles scored a season-high 25 points as the Minnesota Lynx rolled to an 85-71 victory over the visiting New York Liberty on Saturday night, June 16, at Target Center. Fowles helped Minnesota dominate the paint and scored at least 20 points for the third straight game and fourth time this season. She shot 10 of 13 and added nine rebounds, narrowly missing what would have been her league-leading eighth double-double this season and 135th of her career.
CLEVELAND — Eddie Rosario went 4-for-4, with a home run, a double and four runs scored, and Logan Morrison had three RBIs as the visiting Minnesota Twins beat the first-place Cleveland Indians for a second straight day Saturday, June 16, 9-3 at Progressive Field. The loss was especially painful for the Indians, who saw starter Carlos Carrasco leave the game after being hit in the right arm by a Joe Mauer line drive in the second inning. Carrasco suffered a right forearm contusion and was taken to the hospital for precautionary X-rays, the Indians announced.
CLEVELAND — Kyle Gibson won for the first time in 2 1/2 months Friday night, June 15, and Minnesota took advantage of a rare hiccup by Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber, who had a pair of historic streaks come to a halt in the visiting Twins' 6-3 victory in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field. The Twins snapped a two-game losing streak with their fourth win in the last 10 games. The Indians have lost three of four.
The Minnesota Twins activated first baseman Joe Mauer from the disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Mauer had been sidelined four weeks due to a concussion and a cervical strain in his neck. He has missed Minnesota's past 25 games. The Twins also recalled infielder Taylor Motter from Triple-A Rochester. The team had two openings after demoting 2017 All-Star Miguel Sano to Class-A Fort Myers and outfielder Jake Cave to Rochester.
Keith Fahnhorst, who played offensive tackle for two Super Bowl championship teams with the San Francisco 49ers, died Tuesday at age 66, the team announced Thursday night, June 14. Fahnhorst played all 14 of his NFL seasons in San Francisco after the 49ers made him a second-round draft pick (35th overall) in 1974 draft. He received All-Pro honors for the 1983 and 1984 seasons, then made the Pro Bowl after the 1985 season. The St. Cloud, Minn. native and former University of Minnesota player helped guide the 49ers to league titles after the 1981 and 1984 seasons.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — On a day that saw the winds pick up and Shinnecock Hills kick many of the world's elite golfers in the teeth, top-ranked Dustin Johnson was up to the challenge Thursday, June 14. He shot a 1-under-par 69 to grab part of a four-way tie for the lead at the 2018 U.S. Open.
DETROIT -- Lance Lynn could not believe it when Twins manager Paul Molitor ambled to the mound with two outs in the seventh inning after the Tigers rallied to tie a game in which he had been in complete command. Repeatedly pounding the ball into his glove and bracing to be removed, Lynn listened as Molitor patted him on the shoulder, said a few words and allowed the right-handed starter to try to work out of trouble. Moments later, after watching No.
DETROIT—No. 9 hitter Victor Reyes drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single during a four-run, eighth-inning uprising, and the Detroit Tigers topped the visiting Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday night. Detroit was playing its first game since Miguel Cabrera suffered a season-ending biceps injury in Tuesday's series opener. His replacement, John Hicks, had three hits. With the Tigers down 2-1, Hicks got the rally started with a one-out single. Niko Goodrum and Grayson Greiner followed with singles off Addison Reed (1-5) to tie the game.