Kyle Teel erased a ninth-inning deficit for the second straight night, this time with a grand slam, and the Portland Sea Dogs scored four runs in the 10th inning for an 11-8 win over the Altoona Curve in an Eastern League game Saturday night in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

A night after his tying three-run homer in the ninth helped the Sea Dogs rally for an 8-6 victory, Teel gave Portland a 6-4 lead with his sixth home run of the season, which followed walks to Nick Decker and Marcelo Mayer sandwiched around a Tyler McDonough double.

Portland added an insurance run when Matthew Lugo tripled and scored on Mickey Gasper’s sacrifice fly.

Altoona, though, answered with three runs in the bottom of the ninth, tying the game on Dustin Peterson’s two-run single.

In the 10th, pinch-runner Eddinson Paulino scored the go-ahead run on an error, and Mayer followed with a two-run single. A bases-loaded walk to Gasper forced in another run.


Teel raised his average to .309 by going 3 for 4. He also was hit by a pitch twice.

McDonough was 3 for 5, and Lugo, Gasper and Tyler Miller all had two hits.

MLB: The Toronto Blue Jays put All-Star closer Jordan Romano on the 15-day injured list because of a sore right elbow and recalled left-hander Brendon Little from Triple-A Buffalo.

Romano’s stint on the IL is retroactive to Thursday. The right-hander wasn’t available in Friday’s 14-inning win over Pittsburgh because he was still sore from Wednesday’s save against the White Sox, his eighth in nine chances.

• Ryan Mountcastle hit his seventh and eighth home runs and the Baltimore Orioles slugged their way to a 9-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Baltimore.

TRIPLE-A: Buffalo Bisons catcher Payton Henry was hospitalized overnight after he was struck by a batter’s backswing on Friday night and carted off the field on a stretcher.


Henry was hit in the back of the head by the swing from Syracuse Mets third baseman Pablo Reyes in the seventh inning. He immediately went to the ground upon contact and athletic trainers tended to him.

Officials decided not to continue the game after the injury.

The Bisons said in a statement Saturday that Henry was discharged from the hospital and “doing well as he continues to rest and recover.”


LPGA: One shot put two-time major champion Minjee Lee right in the mix in the U.S. Women’s Open in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and she surged her way to a 4-under 66 that gave her a share of the lead with Stanford alum Andrea Lee and Wichanee Meechai.

Andrea Lee overcame a few mistakes early that left her three shots behind at one point. She was bogey-free on the tougher back nine for a 67. Meechai, the only player to reach 6-under par at any point this week, twice saved par on the closing three holes for a 69.


They were at 5-under 205.

PGA: Robert MacIntyre made a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th to cap a late surge and take a four-stroke lead into the final round of the RBC Canadian Open in Hamilton, Ontario.

Tied for the second-round lead with Ryan Fox, MacIntyre shot a 4-under 66 to get to 14-under 196 at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. The 27-year-old Scottish left-hander is winless in 44 career PGA Tour starts.


U.S. WOMEN: Coach Emma Hayes made a successful debut with the U.S. women’s national team, watching Mallory Swanson and Tierna Davidson both score twice in a 4-0 win over South Korea in a friendly match in Commerce City, Colorado.

The U.S. squad steadily found its rhythm, with Swanson and Davidson breaking through in the first half and again in the second.


At times, Hayes paced along the coaching box as she looked on. She clapped on goals and near-misses. Sometimes, she retreated over to the bench to chat with assistant coach Twila Kilgore.


WNBA: NaLyssa Smith scored 18 points and Caitlin Clark had 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists Saturday as the Indiana Fever got its first home win of the season, 71-70, over the Chicago Sky.

Indiana (2-8) snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 1-4 at home by winning on Pride Day and in the inaugural Commissioner’s Cup game. The Fever closed it out with Erica Wheeler running down the final 6.6 seconds on the clock before passing to Clark, who tossed the ball high into the air.

NBA: The New Orleans Pelicans have opted to wait until 2025 to use the last of the three first-round draft choices they received from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of the 2019 Anthony Davis trade, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made about the decision, which means the Lakers will retain their selection in the first round of this year’s draft on June 26, when they are slated to pick 17th overall.



NASCAR: Michael McDowell completed a lap at 139.241 mph to earn the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois.

It’s the third pole for McDowell’s No. 34 Ford in 15 races this year, but the first since he announced he will leave Front Row Motorsports at the end of the season and join Spire Motorsports.

Austin Cindric qualified second and Ryan Blaney was third as Fords posted the three fastest times ahead of Sunday’s race. There were five Toyotas in the top 10, including Christopher Bell in fourth, Tyler Reddick in fifth and Denny Hamlin in sixth.

INDYCAR: Colton Herta won the 12th pole of his IndyCar career at the Detroit Grand Prix, finishing ahead of defending champion Alex Palou and Indy 500 winner Josef Newgarden, who agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Penske Racing.

Herta finished only third in his first-round qualifying group, but he topped the Fast 12 and Fast Six rounds at the 1.6-mile track that winds around the Renaissance Center on downtown streets.

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