Heiker Meneses drew a four-pitch bases-loaded walk to force home Tzu-Wei Lin with the go-ahead run in the top of the 14th inning, and the Portland Sea Dogs (19-18) climbed back above .500 with a 5-2 victory over the Trenton Thunder (25-15) on Saturday night at Trenton, New Jersey.

Danny Mars followed Meneses’ walk with a single, and Josh Tobias added a sacrifice fly to increase Portland’s lead to three. Sea Dogs reliever Jake Cosart came on and worked around a two-out walk to get the save.


ITALIAN OPEN: Novak Djokovic won twice at Rome to reach his first final since January.

Djokovic, a four-time champion, will play 20-year-old Alexander “Sascha” Zverev.

Djokovic closed out Juan Martin del Potro quickly 6-1, 6-4 in their resumed quarterfinal. About seven hours later he dispatched Dominic Thiem, 6-1, 6-0.

Zverev beat John Isner, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1.

On the women’s side, fourth-ranked Simona Halep advanced to the final by beating Kiki Bertens of the Netherland, 7-5, 6-1.

Halep will face 11th-ranked Elina Svitolina for the trophy after Garbine Muguruza retired because of a neck injury after only 20 minutes.


INDYCAR: Two-time pole winner Ed Carpenter had the fastest car in Indianapolis 500 qualifying with a four-lap average of 230.468 mph.

He finished just ahead of Takuma Sato (230.382) and 2008 race winner Scott Dixon (230.333). All times will be erased for Sunday’s nine-car pole shootout.

Qualifying was marred by a frightening crash that sent Sebastien Bourdais to the hospital complaining of pain in his right leg. The Frenchman hit the SAFER barrier in the second turn head-on. He had topped 231 mph on his two previous laps.

NASCAR: Kyle Busch used a bold three-wide pass for the lead to win NASCAR’s annual All-Star race for the first time in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Busch dove low around Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson on the restart to take the lead on the final 10-lap sprint.


NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.

Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed that the player left Romania for the United States via London.

Kanter, who is from Turkey, said in a video on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his passport and he had been detained for several hours at a Romanian airport.

Kanter said he believed he was held because of his political views. He’s been a critic of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Two-time champion Canada came from two goals down in the third period to beat Russia 4-2 in Cologne, Germany, and advance to Sunday’s final.

Canada will face Sweden, which had a comfortable 4-1 victory over Finland in its semifinal.