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PARIS (AP) _ Second-seeded Karolina Pliskova has been eliminated from the French Open, ensuring that Naomi Osaka will hold onto the No. 1 ranking after the tournament. Pliskova lost to 31st-seeded Petra Martic 6-3, 6-3 in the third round. For the men, 37-year-old Roger Federer faces 63rd-ranked Casper Ruud — who is 17 years his junior. And, with seeded players going head-to-head for the first time at this year's tournament, 11-time champion Rafael Nadal plays No. 27 David Goffin.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) _ Austin Meadows and the Rays have won six games in a row heading into another matchup today with major league-leading Minnesota. The young outfielder has multiple hits in five consecutive games, not to mention three doubles, three homers and 11 RBIs during Tampa Bay's longest winning streak since taking eight straight last August. Minnesota right-hander Jose Berrios will attempt to slow the Rays after allowing 13 runs and 29 hits over his last three outings. Ryne Stanek will start for the Rays.
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Cubs and Cardinals renew their rivalry in St. Louis, with Yu Darvish set to pitch the series opener for first-place Chicago against 2018 All-Star Miles Mikolas (MY'-koh-las). Darvish gave up 12 hits and six runs in a season-high seven innings of an 8-6 win against Cincinnati last time out. Mikolas is 3-0 with a 1.32 ERA in six career appearances, four starts, versus the Cubs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ It's a matchup of National League division leaders at Dodger Stadium when Jake Arrieta (ehr-ee-ET'-uh) pitches the opener of a three-game series for Philadelphia. The 2015 National League Cy Young Award winner is 3-3 with a 3.07 ERA in seven career starts against Los Angeles. Kenta Maeda is up for the Dodgers.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Beautiful weather is finally forecast for New York, where the first-place Yankees host longtime rival Boston after their scheduled series opener was rained out yesterday. J.A. Happ and Red Sox lefty Chris Sale were both pushed back a day, and the game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Aug. 3. New York has a half-game lead in the American League East over Tampa Bay. The defending champion Red Sox are 7½ games behind the Yankees at 29-27.
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