RailCats fall to Saltdogs
By herb Gould Sun-Times Media August 10, 2013 11:04PM
Updated: September 12, 2013 6:51AM
The RailCats dropped the second game of their six-game road trip on Saturday night with a 4-1 loss to the Lincoln Saltdogs.
Stephen Bougher went the distance allowing one run on four hits and one walk. He struck out four to pick up his third win of the season.
Adam Klein’s 33 game on-base streak came to an end with an 0-for-4 night. It was the second longest streak of the season in the American Association.
The RailCats added left-hander Matt Jurnstad to the bullpen mix prior to Saturday night’s game with Lincoln. Closer Marco Gonzalez was placed on the disabled list retroactive to Aug. 5th, to make room on the roster.
Furyk has lead heading to final round of PGA: Jim Furyk has a one-stroke lead going to the final round of the PGA Championship.
Furyk shot a 2-under 68 on Saturday at Oak Hill, capped by an 18-foot birdie on the tough 17th hole and a clutch putt from the fringe to save par at No. 18.
The 43-year-old American pumped his fist emphatically and headed off to the clubhouse, out front heading to Sunday in a major for the first time since last year’s U.S. Open. At Olympic, he lost out on his second major title with two bogeys on the last three holes.
Ambrose takes Cup pole at Watkins Glen: Marcos Ambrose has won the Sprint Cup pole at Watkins Glen International for the Cheez-It 355 at The Glen on Sunday.
It was the third career pole for Ambrose, who has won the past two Cup races at The Glen. He turned a fast lap of 128.281 mph Saturday in the new Gen-6 car to easily eclipse the track record of 127.020 set a year ago by Juan Pablo Montoya.
Clint Bowyer qualified second, followed by Martin Truex Jr., AJ Allmendinger and Kyle Busch as Michael Waltrip Racing placed two in the top three.
Staff and wire report