Daniel Montano, Daniel Cope and Aaron Schunk hit solo home runs off Bryan Mata as the Yard Goats beat the Portland Sea Dogs 5-3 in an Eastern League game at Hartford, Connecticut.

The Sea Dogs got a split in the six-game series and return home to start a 12-game homestand starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday against Erie.

Mata (1-2) pitched six innings and allowed three runs and five hits. He walked one and struck out seven.

Nick Northcutt had a two-run homer for the Sea Dogs in the second inning.

NECBL: Zachary Rodgers and Brady Afthim combined on a two-hitter as the Sanford Mainers (22-22) closed the regular season with a 4-2 win over the Keene Swamp Bats (17-27)  at Goodall Park in Sanford.

Rodgers allowed the two hits and two runs (one earned), walked one and struck out six in six innings before Afthim struck out the final two in the seventh for the save.

Sanford scored two in the second on a single by David Bermudez, who later scored on a bases loaded walk to Calvin Hewett. Jake Rainess scored on a sacrifice fly in the third and Hewett scored on a wild pitch in the fourth for Sanford’s other runs.

WNBA: Kahleah Copper scored 27 points, Allie Quigley hit two big shots in overtime and the Chicago Sky beat the host Connecticut Sun 95-92 in a matchup between two of the top teams.
Connecticut (20-10) led 92-86 after Jonquel Jones sank 1 of 2 free throws with 2:02 remaining in overtime. Quigley answered with a 3-pointer and Courtney Vandersloot hit two foul shots to get Chicago (23-7) within 92-91 with 90 seconds left.
Following a Sun turnover, Emma Meesseman made a go-ahead layup with 47.3 seconds to go and Quigley scored down low with 8.1 left to cap the scoring and a 9-0 game-ending run.
• Natasha Howard had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help the New York Liberty beat the visiting Phoenix Mercury 89-69.
Rebecca Allen added 17 points and Crystal Dangerfield also had a season-high 17 for the Liberty (11-18), who stayed within the mix for one of the final playoff spots with seven games remaining. New York will play all of those games against teams that the Liberty are chasing in the standings.
Sabrina Ionescu had 10 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds for New York.
Phoenix (13-17) got 21 points from Sophie Cunningham.
• Kelsey Plum scored 26 points and the visiting Las Vegas Aces beat Indiana 94-69, handing the Fever a club-record 14th straight loss.
• Ariel Atkins scored 23 points to help the Washington Mystics hold off the visiting Seattle Storm 78-75.

•  Moriah Jefferson scored 22 points, Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and nine rebounds and the visiting Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 84-77.

FORMULA ONE: Formula One champion Max Verstappen overcame a spin and his worst starting spot of the season to win the Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapest, Hungary.
His eighth win of the season pushed Verstappen’s lead to 80 points over Charles Leclerc as F1 heads into its midseason break.
Even though his advantage keeps increasing, Verstappen is not thinking ahead.
“It’s of course a great lead,” he said. “But if you want to fight for championships, you can’t afford many mistakes.”
Mercedes placed both its cars on the podium for the second straight race; seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton carved his way from seventh to a second-place finish, teammate and pole-sitter George Russell was third.
Carlos Sainz Jr. finished fourth in another disastrous day for Ferrari. Leclerc was sixth, one spot behind Sergio Perez of Red Bull.
Verstappen’s eighth win of the season was the 28th of his career.
POLAND OPEN: Fifth-seeded Caroline Garcia defeated Ana Bogdan 6-4, 6-1 to win at Warsaw, Poland, for her ninth WTA title.
It’s the second trophy of the year for Garcia after winning the grass-court Bad Homburg Open, her first title in three years.
PRAGUE OPEN: Eighth-seeded Marie Bouzkova cruised past seventh-seeded Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-3 to win at Prague for her first WTA title.
The 24-year-old lifted the trophy after playing in her fourth WTA final, the second this year after she lost to American Sloane Stephens in Guadalajara, Mexico in February.
EURO 2022: England beat Germany 2-1 in the final of the European Championship after extra time in London to win its first major women’s soccer title.
Chloe Kelly scored the winning goal on a rebound in the second half of extra time after Germany failed to clear a corner. The game had finished 1-1 after 90 minutes at Wembley Stadium with Lina Magull for Germany canceling out Ella Toone’s goal for England.

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