Digest for 09-17-13


LOCAL

Hunter collects RBI in Tigers’ win

DETROIT — Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter and Omar Infante each delivered two hits and an RBI as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Monday.

Rick Porcello struck out 10 over six strong innings for Detroit, which holds a comfortable lead over second-place Cleveland for the lead in the AL Central.

Hunter scored the game’s first run on a wild pitch in the first inning. He drove in the Tigers’ final run in the seventh when he singled home Alex Avila.

On Sunday, the All-Star outfielder went 0-for-4 in Detroit’s 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.

UAPB gives up 20 goals in two tourney games

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Arkansas-Pine Bluff soccer team was outscored 20-1 in two games last weekend in the University of North Florida Tournament.

UAPB (1-7) lost to Florida Atlantic 10-0 on Sunday and fell to the host school 10-1 on Friday.

In Sunday’s contest, Florida Atlantic scored five goals in each half. In Friday’s game, Kayla Reynolds scored for the Lady Lions to tie the game at 1-1 in the first half. UNF answered right back to take a 2-1 halftime lead, before pouring in eight second-half goals.

NATIONAL

Braves-Nats postponed in wake of shooting

WASHINGTON — Monday’s Braves-Nationals game was postponed in the wake of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday.

At least 13 people were killed in Monday’s shooting, including the alleged gunman, and many others were wounded, according to the most recent reports. Police said they were searching for another potential suspect.

Nationals Park is just blocks away from the Navy Yard along the Anacostia River.

Kenseth wins rain-delayed Chase-opener at Chicagoland

JOLIET, Ill. — Matt Kenseth started his Chase for the Sprint Cup championship in high gear by winning Sunday’s Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, a race delayed more than six hours due to rain.

Kenseth, who entered the Chase as the top seed, passed Kyle Busch after a restart with 23 laps to go and then held off his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate at the finish by 0.75 seconds for his series-leading and career-high sixth win of the season. Kenseth received pushing help from Kevin Harvick before he overtook Busch following the last restart.

After the start was delayed by about 90 minutes, the event ran for 109 laps before heavy rain moved over this 1.5-mile racetrack, causing another delay for more than five hours.

Kenseth was leading the way when NASCAR halted the race for poor weather conditions.