CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs lefty Jon Lester was tagged for a career high-tying 11 runs in only four innings, with Dustin Garneau and Stephen Piscotty hitting three-run homers that led the Oakland Athletics over Chicago 11-4. Garneau’s drive to the back row of the bleachers in left field was the big blow in an eight-run, second-inning burst. The A’s went on to their seventh win in nine games. Kris Bryant homered as the NL Central-leading Cubs had their four-game winning streak end.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have made two more changes to their banged-up bullpen, placing Brandon Kintzler on the 10-day injured list and activating Pedro Strop from the IL. Kintzler experienced discomfort in his right pectoral muscle while recording the final two outs in the eighth inning of Monday night’s 6-5 victory over Oakland. Kintzler has been one of Chicago’s best relievers this year, going 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA in 49 games.
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera had three hits and scored twice to help the Detroit Tigers to a 10-6 win over the Chicago White Sox and a split of their doubleheader. Chicago won the opener 5-3. Jordy Mercer hit a two-run homer for the Tigers in the nightcap, which included a 61-minute rain delay.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly will not play in Carolina’s preseason opener against the Bears in Chicago. Rivera said Tuesday he is being cautious with both players. Newton is coming off offseason shoulder surgery while Kuechly missed time last week after he got “rolled up on” during practice. He wouldn’t disclose the nature of the injury. Kyle Allen will start at quarterback Thursday against the Bears while Jermaine Carter will replace Kuechly.
NEW YORK (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale hasn’t let losing shake her confidence. She was the fifth pick in the draft by the Dallas Wings and like many talented first-year players, Ogunbowale has already lost more games than she did in her college career at Notre Dame. Ogunbowale says she knew her transition to the WNBA “would be challenging and my mindset was ready for it.”
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago volleyball coach who was charged with setting up a hidden video camera in a public restroom at a youth practice facility where he worked has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he enticed a 16-year-old boy to produce sexually explicit videos of himself. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in a news release says 34-year-old Michael Liedtke of Streamwood faces up to 20 years in prison when he’s sentenced in October after pleading guilty recently to receipt of child pornography.