Trenton gets a grand slam and quiets Sea Dogs’ bats

Gleyber Torres’ grand slam capped a five-run third inning and the Trenton Thunder cruised to a 6-0 victory over the Portland Sea Dogs on Friday night in an Eastern League game at Trenton, New Jersey.

Jorge Saez started the rally for Trenton (25-14) with a double to left that scored Billy Fleming.

Deiner Lopez had two of the five singles Portland (18-18) managed.


PGA: Jason Kokrak shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 Friday for a record five-stroke lead after two rounds at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Irving, Texas, where local favorite Jordan Spieth missed the cut for the first time at the tournament in which he made his debut as a 16-year-old high school junior.

Kokrak matched the Nelson’s 36-hole record at 12 under after his career-best scoring round.

Billy Horschel was second at 7 under after a 65. No. 1 Dustin Johnson had a second straight 67 and was among six players tied for third.

LPGA: Lexi Thompson shot her second straight 6-under 65 to take a three-stroke lead over playing partner Gerina Piller at the Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Thompson had six birdies in a bogey-free round. Piller shot a 67, closing birdie-bogey-birdie-bogey.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Alvaro Quiros birdied his final four holes to shoot 64 to move into the lead at the halfway stage of the Rocco Forte Open in Verdura, Sicily.

 Rory McIlroy will sit out the BMW PGA Championship next week to make sure a recurring rib injury heals.

McIlroy said doctors have advised him to take a conservative approach so he will be fine for the U.S. Open.


ITALIAN OPEN: Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost 6-4, 6-3 to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals at Rome.

Nadal was aiming for an eighth title at the Foro Italico.

 Venus Williams is out on the women’s side after the American was defeated 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 by third seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain.

WIMBLEDON: Maria Sharapova posted on her website that she will not request a wild card into the main draw at the All England Club and will enter the qualifying rounds.

The Russian, who returned last month from a 15-month doping ban, had her request for a French Open wild card rejected earlier this week.


SUMMER GAMES BIDS: The IOC’s decision on whether to award Olympic hosting rights to both Los Angeles and Paris – one in 2024 and one in 2028 – could be announced June 9 after a meeting of the executive board in Switzerland.