Digest for 09-08-13


LOCAL

Hunter goes hitless in Tigers’ loss to Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pine Bluff native Torii Hunter went hitless with three strikeouts in the Detroit Tigers’ 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.

Kansas City’s Salvador Perez stroked a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and the Royals’ bullpen was able to piece together 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball after starter Danny Duffy failed to get through five frames.

Extending a career-worst stretch, Justin Verlander (12-11) now hasn’t picked up a victory in six consecutive starts.

UAM volleyball splits pair in Florida

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Arkansas-Monticello volleyball team evened its overall record at 2-2 following a three-set sweep over McKendree on Saturday in the final match of the University of West Florida Opening Weekend Tournament.

Final game scores were 25-20, 25-18 and 25-22. Earlier in the day, UAM lost 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-17 and 25-19) to Florida Tech.

The Blossoms are set to host Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday in their first home match of the season. First serve is set for 7 p.m. at Steelman Field House.

NATIONAL

Edwards wins at Richmond, Chase field set

RICHMOND, Va. — Carl Edwards won Saturday night’s Federated Auto Parts 400 after a dramatic finish at Richmond International Raceway and the end to the regular season, as the 12-driver field for the Sprint Cup Series’ championship Chase has been determined.

Edwards passed Paul Menard after a restart with just three laps to go and then held off Kurt Busch at the finish by 0.7 seconds for his second win of the season.

Ryan Newman, who was attempting to qualify for the Chase, took the lead from Edwards with 10 laps to go, but Clint Bowyer spun around to force a caution and set up the three-lap sprint to the finish.

WORLD

Tokyo picked to host 2020 Summer Olympics

BUENOS AIRES — Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics after beating out two other cities, the IOC announced Saturday.

The Japanese capital received the nod over Istanbul and Madrid, the latter of which was eliminated earlier in the day. Tokyo will host the Summer Games for the second time, having previously done so in 1964.