Lowry cards 63 to build 4-shot Open lead

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PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) The noise was unlike anything Shane Lowry had ever heard on a golf course, no surprise at the first British Open in these parts in 68 years and an Irishman atop the leaderboard at Royal Portrush.

Lowry didn't get rattled Saturday. He only got better.

Two straight birdies around the turn to take the lead. Three straight birdies near the end to pull away. An 8-under 63 for his lowest round in a major. A stunning back nine that gave him the 54-hole record in the British Open. A four-shot lead going into the final round.

Yanks race by Rockies for 5th win in row

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees were a tripleheader of hot on Saturday.

First was the temperature: 94 degrees at game time, the highest for New York this season. (MORE)

Báez, bullpen lead Cubs over Padres

CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and four Cubs relievers combined for one-hit ball over the final four innings, lifting Chicago to a 6-5 victory over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.

The game started out as a slugfest in sweltering conditions at Wrigley Field before the wind suddenly shifted in the seventh, the temperature dropped and the pitchers took command. (MORE)

Giants host Mets seeking 8th win in row

Mets, Giants to play again after 10-inning affair

With the trade speculation that's surrounding them commanding more attention than the games themselves, the visiting New York Mets and San Francisco Giants meet for a third time Saturday afternoon in a series that's already featured two low-scoring, extra-inning thrillers. (MORE)

Tribe host KC aiming for 7th win in row

Oscar Mercado was as cold as can be to begin the month of July, but the rookie sure is heating up now.

Fresh off his first career five-hit performance, Mercado bids to provide an encore as the surging Cleveland Indians aim to record a season-high seventh straight victory on Saturday against the visiting Kansas City Royals. (MORE)

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