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Twins take series from Yanks ...Cubs complete sweep of Braves... So long Sandoval



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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano hit a three-run home run, Jose Berrios went strong into the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins beat New York 6-1 today to win their first home series against the Yankees in nine years. Berrios allowed only one run, his fewest in 11 starts, on a two-out single by Brett Gardner in the seventh before being removed. Berrios improved to 6-0 in seven afternoon turns this season.

ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Montgomery hit his first home run and allowed two hits and one run in six innings to lead the streaking Chicago Cubs to an 8-2 win over the Atlanta Braves today. Javier Baez hit a three-run homer in the eighth for Chicago, which stretched its season-best winning streak to six games since the All-Star break. The Cubs completed a three-game sweep of the Braves.

BOSTON (AP) —Panda-mania is over in Boston. The Red Sox have officially released Pablo Sandoval because the third baseman didn't report after being designated for assignment last week. It officially ends the Fenway Park tenure for the once-celebrated free agent, who never was healthy enough to live up to the expectations that came with the $95 million contract he signed in 2014.

UNDATED (AP) — Manu Ginobili appears to be putting off retirement for at least another season. The forward, who turns 40 on July 28, tweets tha he is re-signing with San Antonio. The 6-foot-6 guard has been a part of four of the Spurs' five NBA championships. Ginobili averaged 7.5 points and 18.7 minutes per game last season. In 15 seasons with the Spurs, he ranks in the top five in franchise history in points (13,467), games (992), assists (3,835) and steals (1,349).

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from the British Open because of a rib injury. The R&A did not disclose details of Snedeker's rib injury. He has had problems with it over the last few years. Snedeker was replaced in the field by James Hahn. Danny Lee also is at Royal Birkdale and becomes the next alternate if anyone else withdraws.

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