Monday, August 2, 2021 9:45 AM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles is returning to competition in Tokyo. The 2016 Olympic champion will compete in the balance beam finals on Tuesday. That’s a little over a week after the American superstar stepped away from the meet to focus on her mental health. Biles opted out of the finals in the all-around, floor exercise, uneven bars and vault.
ST. PETERSBURG (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have hiked their lead in the AL East to 1 1/2 games over the Red Sox. Brandon Lowe (low) socked a two-run homer and Manuel Margot (mahn-WEHL’ mahr-GOH’) added an RBI single as the Rays completed a three-game sweep of Boston, 3-2. Shane McClanahan allowed one run and four hits over six innings to move to 5-4.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox earned a 2-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Brian Goodwin’s walk-off homer with one out in the ninth. White Sox relievers tossed six scoreless innings as the team moved nine games ahead of second-place Cleveland in the AL Central. The Indians didn’t score after Myles Straw’s home run leading off the third.
UNDATED (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his San Francisco Giants debut as they took the rubber match of their three-game set with the Houston Astros, 5-3. Darin Ruf had three hits including a home run and two RBIs to help the Giants retain a three-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. The Dodgers kept pace as Albert Pujols (POO’-hohlz) doubled home three runs to cap a five-run second that highlighted a 13-0 trouncing of the Diamondbacks.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets’ lead in the NL East is down to 3 1/2 games over the Philadelphia Phillies. Rookie Max Schrock was 5-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and three runs scored in the Cincinnati Reds’ 7-1 downing of the Mets. J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) furnished five of the Phillies’ 20 hits, with two doubles and four RBIs in a 15-4 thrashing of Pittsburgh.