Sea Dogs fall in 15 innings on “Field of Dreams” Night

Trenton scores twice in the 15th for a 4-2 victory.

The Trenton Thunder clinched an Eastern League playoff berth by scoring two runs in the 15th inning to pull out a 4-2 win over the Portland Sea Dogs in the annual “Field of Dreams” game Saturday night at Hadlock Field.

The teams were knotted at 2-2 after the Sea Dogs scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth.

In the 15th, though, Thunder leadoff batter Tyler Wade reached on an error by second baseman Ryan Court. He stole second with one out and was trying to steal third when Miguel Andujar sent a ground single into left, driving home Wade with the go-ahead run. Two-out singles by Mark Payton and Billy McKinney produced another run.

Portland put two runners on with nobody out in the bottom half as Cole Sturgeon walked and Mauricio Dubon was hit by a pitch, but J.P. Feyereisen (7-3) struck out the next three batters. Four Trenton relievers combined for 17 strikeouts in 92/3 innings, as the Sea Dogs finished with 21 strikeouts.

The Sea Dogs threatened to end the game in the 12th when Rainel Rosario hit a double to deep center with one out. After Yoan Moncada was walked intentionally, Sturgeon bounced a single into left field, but Rosario had to stop at third. Tyler Jones then got Dubon to hit into a force play at home and retired Aneury Tavarez on another grounder.

Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan, currently on the 15-day disabled list, started behind the plate for the Sea Dogs as he began a rehab assignment. Hanigan was placed on the DL on Aug. 8 because of left ankle tendinitis. He went 0 for 3 with walk and an RBI groundout before leaving the game after seven innings, and is expected to serve as the designated hitter for the Sea Dogs’ final home game of the season Sunday.

The Thunder took a 1-0 lead in the fourth. With two outs, Payton doubled into the gap in right, and McKinney and Abiatal Avelino followed with singles. Trenton made it 2-0 when Sebastian Valle, Wade and Dustin Fowler led off the fifth with singles.

The Sea Dogs pulled even in the bottom of the fifth. Cody Decker capped an 11-pitch at-bat with a leadoff double to left and moved to third on a ground ball by Henry Ramos. Moncada’s single through the right side and Hanigan’s grounder to shortstop produced the runs.

The Sea Dogs wasted a chance to break the tie in the seventh when Ramos led off with a double and moved to third on Rosario’s sacrifice. Moncada was walked intentionally, then was caught stealing, and Hanigan took a called third strike on reliever Matt Wotherspoon’s 3-and-2 slider.

Both teams got strong relief pitching.

Trenton relievers Giovanny Gallegos and Jones struck out eight of the nine Portland hitters in the eighth, ninth and 10th innings.

Ben Taylor, Portland’s workhorse reliever, retired eight of the nine men he faced after coming in with one out in the 10th.

Sea Dogs starter Teddy Stankiewicz allowed seven hits and two runs in five innings.

NOTES: The Sea Dogs drew their 12th sellout crowd of the season – 7,368. About 125 tickets remain for the final home game at 1 p.m. Sunday. … Tavarez, the league’s leading hitter, was selected to the season-ending Eastern League All-Star team. … Moncada, who batted .307 with 36 stolen bases in 61 games for Class A Salem before getting promoted, was named to the Carolina League All-Star team with third-base prospect Rafael Devers.

Major league roundup: Sanchez powers Yankees again

Gary Sanchez homers for the third straight game as New York beats Baltimore.

NEW YORK — Rookie Gary Sanchez kept up a most remarkable run, homering for the third straight game Saturday as the New York Yankees routed the Baltimore Orioles, 13-5.

Sanchez hit a drive that bounced off the top of the right-center field wall and over in the fourth inning. He reached 11 career home runs faster than anyone in major league history – 23 games, including two hitless games last year.

Starlin Castro and Aaron Hicks also homered as the Yankees won their fourth straight. A day after trouncing the Orioles 14-4, New York moved within 21/2 games of them for the second AL wild-card spot.

Chris Davis homered twice and Mark Trumbo hit his big league-leading 39th home run for Baltimore, which has dropped three straight.

BLUE JAYS 8, TWINS 7: Melvin Upton Jr. hit an RBI triple and continued home on a misplay in the eighth inning, completing Toronto’s rally from a five-run deficit at home.

Edwin Encarnacion homered and drove in three runs as Toronto handed the Twins their ninth straight loss.

WHITE SOX 9, MARINERS 3: Jose Abreu hit the first of four White Sox home runs and Jose Quintana threw 72/3 solid innings to lead Chicago at home.

Avisail Garcia and Alex Avila hit consecutive homers during a four-run fifth, and Tyler Saladino added a two-run shot in the seventh, all off struggling reliever Vidal Nuno.

ASTROS 6, RAYS 2: Rookie Alex Bregman homered and had three RBI to back seven solid innings by Dallas Keuchel and lead Houston at home.

Bregman connected off fellow rookie Blake Snell (4-7) in the third inning to make it 4-0.

ANGELS 3, TIGERS 2: Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez were ejected, along with manager Brad Ausmus and hitting coach Wally Joyner in a series of balls-and-strikes disputes as the Tigers’ five-game winning streak ended at home.

RANGERS 7, INDIANS 0: Mitch Moreland’s grand slam capped a five-run first inning and A.J. Griffin pitched six strong innings as Texas won at Arlington, Texas.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

DODGERS 3, CUBS 2: Julio Urias allowed one run over six innings, Corey Seager set a franchise record for a shortstop with his 23rd home run and Los Angeles won at home to even the series between NL division leaders.

ROCKIES 9, NATIONALS 4: Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot in the 11th inning, as Colorado won at Washington to snap a four-game losing streak.

PADRES 1, MARLINS 0: Ryan Schimpf homered, Clayton Richard pitched seven innings and San Diego won at Miami to snap a four-game losing streak.

METS 12, PHILLIES 1: Yoenis Cespedes clocked a three-run homer, Kelly Johnson had a pinch-hit grand slam and Noah Syndergaard pitched two-hit ball over seven innings as New York won at home.

PIRATES 9, BREWERS 6: Pinch-hitter Gregory Polanco had a tiebreaking three-run double and Pittsburgh rallied from four runs down at Milwaukee.

REDS 13, DIAMONDBACKS 0: Anthony DeSclafani threw a four-hitter and Scott Schebler homered twice to lift Cincinnati at Phoenix.

INTERLEAGUE

ATHLETICS 3, CARDINALS 2: Khris Davis hustled home on an infield grounder in the eighth inning and Oakland rallied for two runs at St. Louis.

Microsoft Lost a City Because They Used Wikipedia Data

“Microsoft can’t tell North from South on Bing Maps,” joked The Register, reporting that Microsoft’s site had “misplaced Melbourne, the four-million-inhabitant capital of the Australian State of Victoria.” Long-time Slashdot reader RockDoctor writes:
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“Microsoft can’t tell North from South on Bing Maps,” joked The Register, reporting that Microsoft’s site had “misplaced Melbourne, the four-million-inhabitant capital of the Australian State of Victoria.” Long-time Slashdot reader RockDoctor writes:
Though they’re trying to minimise it, the recent relocation of Melbourne Australia to the ocean east of Japan in Microsoft’s flagship mapping application is blamed on someone having flipped a sign in the latitude given for the city’s Wikipedia page. Which may or may not be true. But the simple stupidity of using a globally-editable data source for feeding a mapping and navigation system is … “awesome” is (for once) an appropriate word.

Well, it’s Bing, so at least no-one was actually using it.

“Bing’s not alone in finding Australia hard to navigate,” reports The Register. “In 2012 police warned not to use Apple Maps as it directed those seeking the rural Victorian town of Mildura into the middle of a desert.”

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Pedroia propels Red Sox past Royals

BOSTON — When the Boston Red Sox are in a slump, they usually turn to their league-leading offense to break them out of it. That’s what the Red Sox did Saturday night. Boston snapped a three-game losing streak by rapping out 12 hits, including three home runs, and Dustin Pedroia …

BOSTON — When the Boston Red Sox are in a slump, they usually turn to their league-leading offense to break them out of it. That’s what the Red Sox did Saturday night. Boston snapped a three-game losing streak by rapping out 12 hits, including three home runs, and Dustin Pedroia …

Sports Digest: Women’s soccer goalie leaves club team

Hope Solo takes an indefinite leave after being suspended from the national team.

SOCCER

U.S. women’s goalie takes leave from club team

Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women’s Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden.

The Reign said the Olympic goaltender has been granted personal leave but didn’t say how long Solo would be away.

It’s been a rough time for the record-breaking goalkeeper. On Wednesday she was suspended after calling the Swedes “cowards” for their defensive style of play after the U.S. was ousted by Sweden in the quarterfinals of the Rio Games.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Substitute Marcus Rashford scored in the second minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 victory at Hull and a third straight victory to open the English season.

TRACK AND FIELD

RECORD BROKEN: Olympic champion Ruth Jebet broke the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase world record by six seconds at the Diamond League meet in Paris.

The 19-year-old Jebet, born in Kenya but running for Bahrain, clocked 8 minutes, 52.78 seconds. The previous record was 8:58.81 by Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia at the 2008 Beijing Games.

TENNIS

CONNECTICUT OPEN: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland completed a dominating week, beating Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-1, 7-6 (3) in the final at New Haven.

Radwanska didn’t drop a set during the tournament. She took control of the final from the start, winning 20 of the first 27 points to take a 5-0 lead.

WINSTON-SALEM OPEN: Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain won his first ATP World Tour title, beating countryman Roberto Bautista Agut in 6-7 (8), 7-6 (7), 6-4 in North Carolina.

ROAD RACING

CRIM FESTIVAL: Dathan Ritzenhein of Rockford, Michigan, led the men’s division of the 40th annual road race in Flint,Michigan, with a time of 47 minutes 23 seconds over 10 miles.

Joan Aiyabei of Kenya finished in 55:37, winning the women’s division.

BASKETBALL

WNBA: Washington guard Bria Hartley will miss the remainder of the season because she’s pregnant with her first child.

Hartley is averaging 6.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. The Mystics signed guard Leilani Mitchell after putting Hartley on the suspended list.

FOOTBALL

COLLEGE: Davis Webb threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score in a sensational debut for California, leading the Bears to a 51-31 victory against Hawaii in college football’s season opener at Sydney.

Khalfani Muhammad had 94 yards rushing and one touchdown, and Chad Hansen had 14 receptions for 160 yards and two scores to help Cal win the game played Down Under both as a tourism initiative and to increase awareness of American football in the country.

CYCLING

SPANISH VUELTA: Nairo Quintana successfully attacked Chris Froome on the demanding summit finish of the eighth stage to take over the lead of the grand tour at La Camperona.

Sergey Lagutin of Russia won the 113-mile stage from Villalpando finishing at the category-one La Camperona summit in just over four hours. It was Lagutin’s first big win.

– News service report

Red Sox pound Royals, 8-3

Dustin Pedroia collects four more hits and Boston hits three home runs.

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia had four hits to extend his streak to 11 straight at-bats before bouncing into a double play with a chance to tie the major-league record, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night.

Pedroia’s streak, which stretched over three games, ended in the eighth inning. The big league mark of hits in 12 straight official at-bats is shared by Walt Dropo for Detroit in 1952, Pinky Higgins of the Red Sox in 1938 and Johnny Kling of the Cubs in 1902.

Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three runs, and Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez hit consecutive homers for Boston, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

David Price (13-8) won his fourth straight start, giving up two runs in six innings.

Danny Duffy (11-2) gave up three homers and seven runs in five innings, halting a personal 10-game winning streak.

Salvador Perez hit two solo homers for the Royals, who lost for just the fourth time in 20 games.

Ashland Boys Soccer 0 at Fort Fairfield 5

At Fort Fairfield, Ryan Player netted three goals to lead the Tigers past Ashland. Chris Giberson and Jonah Daigle each added a goal and an assist. Landon also chipped in an assist. Keeper Malcolm Langner recorded two saves on two shots to earn the shutout. Steven Bellanceau had eight saves …

At Fort Fairfield, Ryan Player netted three goals to lead the Tigers past Ashland. Chris Giberson and Jonah Daigle each added a goal and an assist. Landon also chipped in an assist. Keeper Malcolm Langner recorded two saves on two shots to earn the shutout. Steven Bellanceau had eight saves …

Auto racing roundup: Time running out for Biffle

Greg Biffle, winless since 2013, needs a win in the next three races to qualify for the Chase.

BROOKLYN, Mich. — With time running out on his bid to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Greg Biffle is back at the site of his most recent victory.

It was over three years ago.

In June of 2013, Biffle won at Michigan International Speedway – his fourth victory at the track and second in a row. In 116 Cup races since, he’s come up empty. He missed the Chase last year and is in danger of falling short again unless he can pull out a victory in one of the last three races of the regular season.

“This sport is very humbling,” Biffle said. “When you think you’ve got it figured out, for sure you don’t, and it reminds you of that every week.”

Biffle is the active leader in wins at Michigan, but he finished 19th at the track earlier this season. Shortly after that, he ran off a streak of three straight top-10 finishes at Daytona, Kentucky and Loudon, but he’s been outside the top 15 in each of the four races since.

XFINITY: Michael McDowell edged teammate Brendan Gaughan following an overtime restart to earn his first Xfinity Series victory, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

McDowell beat Gaughan by 0.534 seconds on an overcast, sometimes misty afternoon at the sprawling road course. The Richard Childress Racing teammates went bumper-to-bumper midway through the last lap before McDowell held on at the finish line.

TRUCKS: Brett Moffitt passed Timothy Peters and William Byron on the final lap to win the Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway.

Peters was two laps away from what would have been his first victory of the season, but Byron nosed ahead with a lap to go, and Moffitt was then able to move to the outside and take over the lead.

Peters finished second, giving Red Horse Racing a 1-2 showing.

Two people seriously injured in Durham crashes

Only the drivers are involved in the two accidents in the Androscoggin County town.

Two people suffered serious injuries in separate crashes Saturday evening in Durham.

The first crash occurred at 6:15 p.m. on Rabbit Road near the intersection with Hallowell Road, the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office said. A 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier was headed north on Rabbit Road when the driver, Hailey Bouchard, 26, of Brunswick, lost control and her car went off the road and rolled over, throwing her from the vehicle.

Bouchard was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston by LifeFlight of Maine.

A portion of Rabbit Road was closed to traffic while officers from the Lewiston Police Department reconstructed the crash.

About 20 minutes later, a motorcycle crash occurred on Newell Brook Road. The sheriff’s office said Kenneth Kilby, 77, of Auburn crashed when his motorcycle went off the road.

Kilby, who was not wearing a helmet, was also taken to CMMC.

A nursing supervisor at the hospital said Bouchard was in fair condition Saturday night and information on Kilby was not being released.

Only the drivers were involved in both crashes and the sheriff’s office said the causes are under investigation.

Apples Fixes Three Zero Days Used In Targeted Attack

Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On The Wire: Apple has patched three critical vulnerabilities in iOS that were identified when an attacker targeted a human rights activist in the UAE with an exploit chain that used the bugs to attempt to remotely jai…

Trailrunner7 quotes a report from On The Wire: Apple has patched three critical vulnerabilities in iOS that were identified when an attacker targeted a human rights activist in the UAE with an exploit chain that used the bugs to attempt to remotely jailbreak and infect his iPhone. The vulnerabilities include two kernel flaws and one in WebKit and Apple released iOS 9.3.5 to fix them. The attack that set off the investigation into the vulnerabilities targeted Ahmed Mansoor, an activist living in the UAE. Earlier this month, he received a text message that included a link to what was supposedly new information on human rights abuses. Suspicious, Manor forwarded the link to researchers at the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, who recognized what they were looking at. “On August 10 and 11, 2016, Mansoor received SMS text messages on his iPhone promising ;new secrets’ about detainees tortured in UAE jails if he clicked on an included link. Instead of clicking, Mansoor sent the messages to Citizen Lab researchers. We recognized the links as belonging to an exploit infrastructure connected to NSO Group, an Israel-based ‘cyber war’ company that sells Pegasus, a government-exclusive “lawful intercept” spyware product,” Citizen Lab said in a new report on the attack and iOS flaws.

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