MIAMI (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers belted four more homers this afternoon and still lost to the Miami Marlins, 13-7. Brian Anderson, Starlin Castro, Jorge Alfaro and Lewis Brinson each had three RBIs for the Marlins, and Jon Berti scored three times. Los Angeles had won the previous five games against Miami this year by a combined score of 45-9, including a margin of 33-2 in the past three games.
DETROIT (AP) — Dylan Moore homered and Kyle Seager drove in three runs as the Marlins whipped the Tigers, 7-2. Mallex Smith leads the majors with 34 stolen bases after swiping two more on Thursday. Winning pitcher Tommy Milone worked four innings of two-run relief after Seattle opener Matt Wisler tossed a scoreless first.
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is safe and being evaluated in a hospital after his plane crashed in east Tennessee, according to his sister. Kelley Earnhardt Miller tweeted that Earnhardt’swife and 15-month-old daughter, also were on the plane along with two pilots, and that all are safe. Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Cessna Citation rolled off the end of a runway and caught fire after landing at Elizabethton Municipal Airport this afternoon.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Roger Federer suffered his quickest loss on the ATP Tour since 2003. Federer made numerous mistakes during the 62-minute match, a 6-3, 6-4 loss to 21-year-old qualifier Andre Rublev at the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati. Federer has won the tournament a record seven times, but he fell to an opponent who has just one other victory against a top-five opponent.
MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak (KOH’-krak) tied the course record while grabbing a share of the first-round lead at the PGA’s BMW Championship in Medinah, Illinois. Thomas and Kokrak opened with 7-under 65s for a one-shot advantage over Jim Furyk (FYOOR’-ihk), Brandt Snedeker, Lucas Glover, Patrick Cantlay and Joel Dahmen. Rickie Fowler, Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and Adam Scott are among a group at minus-5.