Nats entertain Mets in lone day game
UNDATED (AP) — Washington's Jordan Zimmermann is out to get his 13th win of the season this afternoon as the Nationals play host to the Mets. In his last outing Zimmermann allowed seven runs on eight hits over just two innings in his shortest start ever. He is facing Jenrry Mejia (muh-HEE'-uh), who is making a spot start after coming off the disabled list. He last pitched in the majors in 2012.
Coming up tonight, a pair of first-place clubs meet in Atlanta as the Braves face the Cardinals. St. Louis tops the National League Central by 2 ½ games over the Pirates, while the Braves lead the Nationals and Phillies by eight games. Adam Wainwright of the Cards is looking for his 14th win as he starts the night with a record of 13-5 with a 2.44 earned run average. The Cards' four-game winning streak is the longest in baseball right now.
In a good American League matchup tonight the Orioles are hosting the Red Sox in the first game of a three-game series. The BoSox lead the AL East by a half game over Tampa Bay while the Orioles are four back. The Rays start a weekend series in New York against the Yankees tonight. A pair of nine-game winners go in that one, CC Sabathia (suh-BATH'-ee-uh) against Jeremy Hellickson.
Second round underway
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Brandan Steele now shares his first-round lead with John Merrick. Steele shot a 7-under 65 yesterday to take the first-day lead while Merrick is enjoying a 6-under round of golf today through 11 holes of play. Steele's second round start is later in the day.
CHAMPIONS TOUR-BRITISH SENIOR OPEN
Frost looks good in second round
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — David Frost has the lead during the second round of the Champions Tour Senior British Open. Following an opening-round 68, Frost is 2-under for the day and 4-under for the tournament. First-round leader Gene Sauers has completed his second round and is the clubhouse leader at 3-under, tied with Peter Fowler.