DUFNER SOLVES OAK HILL AND WINS HIS FIRST MAJOR
(AP) — Jason Dufner's win at the PGA Championship yesterday made him the third first-time winner at the majors this year. He joins Masters champ Adam Scott and U.S. Open winner Justin Rose as winners of the big four events. Phil Mickelson was the only repeat winner at majors with his come-from-behind win at the British Open.
The first-time winner phenomenon is not unique to this year. Dufner is the 15th champion in the last 19 majors who had never won the big one.
Sweden's Henrik Stenson was in the hunt during the final round. An early eagle pulled him to within a shot of the lead, but that's as close as he got. Still Stenson finished third, giving him two runner-up finishes and a third in his last three events -- the British Open, the Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship.
ATHLETICS OUTLAST BLUE JAYS
(AP) — Alberto Callaspo hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, Brandon Moss had a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Sunday.
Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick, who homered five times in the first two games of the series, was moved up to fifth in the order but failed to connect again. He went 1 for 3 with two walks.
Facing left-hander Darren Oliver (3-3) with runners at first and second and two outs in the eighth, Callaspo hit a drive to deep left. Emilio Bonifacio almost made a leaping catch at the wall, but the ball ticked off the side of his glove. A second run scored without a play at the plate when shortstop Jose Reyes dropped Bonifacio's relay throw. The Athletics wrap up their series against the Jays with the series finale this morning with the first pitch at 9:37am
ORIOLES POUND GIANTS; NOW 15 GAMES BACK IN LAST PLACE
(AP) — J.J. Hardy hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Adam Jones added a three-run shot in the ninth and the Baltimore Orioles pounded the San Francisco Giants 10-2 on Sunday.
Hardy's 21st home run of the season gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead. Four players drove in a run in the eighth, Jones hit his 24th homer and every player in Baltimore's starting lineup finished with at least one hit.
Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence each hit RBI doubles off Bud Norris in the first for San Francisco's only runs.
Matt Cain (7-8) retired 15 of the first 16 batters he faced. He struck out five and walked one in seven innings, allowing only an RBI single by Nate McLouth in the sixth before Hardy's homer.