Scott Burcham delivered a go-ahead RBI single during a three-run eighth inning, and the Hartford Yard Goats held off the Portland Sea Dogs for a 9-6 victory at Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday.

Portland (7-17) rallied from 4-0 and 6-4 deficits, getting a tying two-run homer from Nick Lovullo in the sixth and a tying two-run double from Austin Rei in the eighth, but lost for the fourth straight game.

Hartford (16-12) won its 10th straight at home.

The Sea Dogs announced that their postponed home game from April 29 against the Reading Fightin Phils will be made up during a doubleheader on May 15 at Reading, Pennsylvania.

TENNIS

MADRID OPEN: Venus Williams lost to Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the first round of the Madrid Open.

Kontaveit rallied from a set down to beat the eighth-seeded Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 on the outdoor clay court.

PRAGUE OPEN: Second-seeded Petra Kvitova came from a set down to beat seventh-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final for her 23rd career WTA title.

MUNICH OPEN: Defending champion and top seed Alexander Zverev needed 1 hour to beat fourth-seeded Chung Hyeon 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals for his first win over the South Korean in his third attempt.

In the final, Zverev will face sixth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber, who defeated Maximilian Marterer 6-2, 6-4 in just over an hour for his 33rd win at the clay-court tournament.

HOCKEY

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: The United States dominated host Denmark 4-0 at Herning for a second straight victory in Group B.

Keith Kinkaid, who stopped 40 shots in a win over Canada, was outstanding again, finishing with a 20-save shutout. Will Butcher and Chris Kreider each had a goal and an assist.

The Czech Republic rallied from a goal down to beat Slovakia 3-2 in overtime, and South Korea’s debut at the championship was memorable for the wrong reason as it lost to Finland, 8-1.

Also, France beat Belarus 6-2 in Copenhagen to rebound from losing to Russia 7-0 on Friday. Latvia outlasted Norway to win 3-2 in overtime, and Switzerland prevailed over Austria 3-2, also in overtime.

SOCCER

MLS: Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored twice to help the host Montreal Impact beat the New England Revolution 4-2 and end a four-game losing streak.

Ignacio Piatti had a goal and three assists and Raheem Edwards also scored for Montreal (3-6-0).

With the Impact ahead 4-0, Wilfried Zahibo scored for New England in the 78th and 86th minutes.

The Revolution (4-3-2) gave up more than two goals for the first time this season and lost winger Juan Agudelo to an injury in the first half.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Stoke was relegated from the league after a 10-year stay following a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace, while West Bromwich Albion earned a stay of execution.

Jake Livemore’s dramatic injury-time goal helped West Brom stun Tottenham 1-0, and Everton’s equally late equalizer against Southampton ensured West Brom still has a glimmer of hope of avoiding the drop.

West Ham took a giant step toward securing its own survival by beating Leicester 2-0, while Swansea remained fearful of relegation after losing 1-0 at Bournemouth, which secured Premier League safety.


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