Colon leads A's past Cards...Rangers top Reds as Cueto exits...Drier day forecast for Wimbledon


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH'-loh koh-LOHN') has improved his record to 11-2, tossing eight innings of one-run ball to lead the Oakland Athletics past the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1. The 40-year-old has won his last eight starts. The loss drops the Cardinals a game behind Pittsburgh for the NL Central lead.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The AL West-leading Texas Rangers have won the opening game of an intriguing weekend series with the Cincinnati Reds. Martin Perez pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning as the Rangers beat the struggling Reds 4-0 in Arlington. Perez struck out three in 6 2/3 innings, while Reds starter Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) left in the second with tightness his right side.

ATLANTA (AP) — Six strong innings from starter Julio Teheran and a home run from Andrelton Simmons kept the NL-West leaders staggering, as the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0. The Braves have won three of four and lead second-place Washington by 5½ games in the NL East. The Diamondbacks have lost three of their last four games and seen their division lead over the Padres narrow to 2 ½ games.

LONDON (AP) — Forecasters are calling for drier weather when the play resumes at Wimbledon today. Both the men's and women's top seeds are in action. Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) takes on No. 28 Jeremy Chardy, while Serena Williams plays Kimiko Date-Krumm (kih-MEE'-koh DAH'-tay). At 42, the Japanese veteran is the oldest woman to reach Wimbledon's third round in the Open era.

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Justin Miller has been found dead. Miller pitched for the Blue Jays, Marlins, Giants and Dodgers from 2002 to 2010. His agent says Miller's body was found Wednesday night in Florida, but the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has not released a cause of death. Miller was 35.

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