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Mariano gets 500th save...Hansen baffles Bosox...Rockies keep streaking

(AP) - Mariano Rivera reached a milestone Sunday night after helping himself at the plate.

Rivera became the second pitcher in major league history with 500 career saves, getting four outs in the New York Yankees' 4-2 win over the New York Mets. He stranded the potential tying run at second to end the eighth before working out a bases-loaded walk in his third career plate appearance.

Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) contributed to the Yankeees' three-run first, hitting a two-run double and scoring on a sacrifice fly.

The Yankees managed to complete a 3-game sweep and post their fifth straight despite collecting just two hits after the first inning of Sunday's game.

Tommy Hansen had another fine outing in Atlanta's 2-1 win over Boston. Battling the flu, Hansen allowed just two hits over six shutout innings to stretch his scoreless streak to 20 innings. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Hansen is the first NL rookie to beat the Red Sox and New York Yankees in consecutive starts.

Chipper Jones and Garret Anderson homered as the Braves ended a 4-game skid and avoided a 3-game sweep.

Also in the majors, Jose Lopez had three hits, including a two-run double that proved the difference in Seattle's 4-2 verdict over the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Adrian Beltre singled home a run in his last game before he's scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday.

Colorado won for the 20th time in 23 games as Aaron Cook carried a shutout into the ninth inning of a 3-1 triumph at Oakland. Seth Smith and Carlos Gonzalez hit RBI doubles to help Cook pick up his eighth win.

Ryan Sadowski scattered four hits over six scoreless innings in his major-league debut, as San Francisco blanked Milwaukee 7-0 to avoid a 3-game sweep. Matt Downs hit his first major-league homer and Nate Schierholtz had four hits, including a homer for the Giants.

Gary Matthews Jr. stole home and hit a three-run double to help the Los Angeles Angels outscore Arizona 12-8. Juan Rivera, Jeff Mathis and Maicer Izturis (MAY'-seer ihz-TOOR'-ihs) homered for the Angels, who went a major-league-best 14-4 in interleague play.

Chad Gaudin (goh-DAN') was superb in San Diego's 2-0 shutout of Texas, striking out nine and allowing only one hit over eight innings. Gaudin gave up a first-inning single before becoming the first hurler to hold the Rangers to one hit over at least eight innings at 15-year-old Rangers Ballpark.

Justin Morneau's (MOHR'-nohz) three-run home run helped Minnesota defeat St. Louis 6-2. Joe Mauer singled his first two at bats for the Twins to hike his average to .400 before he went 0 for 3 to fall to .394.

John Danks pitched seven shutout innings and the White Sox hammered Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano in a 6-0 victory on the South side of Chicago. Zambrano was reached for four earned runs and nine hits in 5 1-3 innings.

David Price allowed one run over 6 1-3 innings in Tampa Bay's 5-2 victory that completed a 3-game sweep of the Florida Marlins. The Rays became the fastest team to reach triple digits in homers and steals by the All-Star break when B.J. Upton went deep in the third inning.

Brandon Phillips broke out of a 1 for 16 slump with three hits, three runs and three RBIs on his 28th birthday, leading Cincinnati to an 8-1 win over Cleveland. The Reds take 2 of 3 from their Ohio rivals to move back to .500 overall.

Jamie Moyer won back-to-back starts for the first time in more than two months as the Philadelphia Phillies held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4. The veteran left-hander gets to 6-6 on the year by allowing four runs and five hits over five innings.

Kansas City snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh. Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee) lowered his ERA to 1.95 and improved to 10-3, blanking the Pirates until his final pitch before a rain delay in the seventh inning.

Washington salvaged a series finale in Baltimore, beating the Orioles 5-3. John Lannan took a four-hitter into the eighth inning and finishes the month of June 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA.

Brandon Inge (ihnj) hit a two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning as Detroit rallied to beat Houston 4-3 and averted a 3-game sweep. Kaz Matsui's RBI double off Edwin Jackson in the seventh had given Houston a 3-2 lead.

It looked good for a while

JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The United States men's soccer team fell two goals short of winning the Confederations Cup title despite a 2-0 lead at halftime.

Lucio (LOOS'-ee-oh) scored a late goal to give Brazil a 3-2 win over the Americans in the final at Johannesburg. The Brazil captain headed in a corner kick in the 84th minute after Luis Fabiano (loo-EES' fah-bee-AH'-noh) scored twice in the second half.

Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan notched goals before the 5-time World Cup champs captured their second straight Confed-Cup championship.

In the consolation game, Spain beat South Africa 3-2 on a free kick in extra time to claim third place.

A first for Logano

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) - Teenager Joey Logano has become the youngest winner in the history of the NASCAR Sprint Cup series, winning the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The Sprint Cup rookie won for the first time in 20 Cup starts by storming back from a crash that put him a lap down.

Logano moved into the lead on lap 264 of the scheduled 301-lap race when Ryan Newman ran out of gas. The rain began falling three laps later and, after NASCAR put out a red flag to try to dry the track, the rain began coming down harder and the race was called after 273 laps.

Jeff Gordon finished second, followed by Kurt Busch, David Reutimann (ROO'-tih-man) and Tony Stewart.

At the age of 19 years, one month and 4 days, Logano broke the record set by Kyle Busch for the youngest winner.

Record win by Perry

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) - After starting the day one stroke off the lead, Kenny Perry fired a 7-under-par 63 in the final round of the PGA's Travelers Championship to win it by three strokes. The 48-year-old veteran, who had the lead after each of the first two rounds, finished a tournament-record 22 under par.

David Toms carded a 5-under 65 and third-round leader Paul Goydos (GOY'-dohs) had a 67 to finish tied for second place.

Shin chalks up another victory

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Jiyai (ZHEE'-eye) Shin picked up her fifth title in 11 months with a seven-stroke victory at the Wegmans LPGA.

The 21-year-old South Korean shot a 1-under 71 in the final round to finish at 17-under 271.

Kristy McPherson and Yani Tseng (YAH'-nee sehng) each shot a day's-best 66 to surge into a second-place tie at 10 under.

Nielsen goes low to claim the title

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) - Lonnie Nielsen fired a 9-under 63 on the day before his 56th birthday to beat Fred Funk and Ronnie Black by three shots at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. It's his first Champions Tour victory of the year and second of his career. His 21-under 195 total is a record for the tournament, three shots better than the old mark set by 2008 winner Eduardo Romero.

Funk entered the final round with a three-shot lead but could do no better than a 69 over the closing 18 holes. It's the first time in four tries he's failed to win when leading entering the final round.

Not so fast

GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) - Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson is in no hurry to have his NFL team play more than one annual regular-season game in Toronto.

Wilson tells The Associated Press he'd prefer waiting "two or three years" to determine whether the northern experiment is a success before he'd consider reworking the contract reached last year with Toronto-based Rogers Communications. The Bills are locked into playing one regular-season game each of the next five seasons in Toronto as well as three preseason games.

Roper to Montana

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Former Oregon quarterback Justin Roper has confirmed that he will transfer to the University of Montana.

Roper started for the Ducks last season until he injured his knee in Week 3.

Resting up

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - There was no play at Wimbledon on the first Sunday of the fortnight, as tradition dictates.

Things pick up full speed Monday with both the men's and women's round of 16 matches.

5-time men's champion Roger Federer will take on No. 13 Robin Soderling in a rematch of the French Open final won by Federer.

5-time women's champion Venus Williams plays No. 13 Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH'-noh-vich) while younger sister Serena goes up against Daniela Hantuchova.

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