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Yelich, Guerra lead Brewers to 4-2 win, sweep of Marlins

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jeremy Jeffress entered the game in a tough situation and went into beast mode.

Christian Yelich hit his first homer since returning from the disabled list, Junior Guerra worked five innings, and Jeffress and two other relievers did the rest for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Milwaukee completed a four-game sweep of Miami and has won six straight overall, its longest winning streak since 2015.

Guerra (2-0) allowed an unearned run on five hits and struck out four in his third start of the season, but he left Jeffress in a tricky spot after loading the bases with no outs in the sixth and the Brewers leading 2-1.

Jeffress responded with his signature intensity.

"When I'm in between those lines, I'm a totally different guy," Jeffress said. "I don't like nobody. It's just who I am when I'm on the mound. It's no disrespect to anybody."

He struck out Brian Anderson, got J.B. Shuck to pop up in foul territory and then whiffed Lewis Brinson.

"J.J. did a great job for us today," Yelich said. "That was kind of a turning point in the game, and he was able to get out of that."

Jeffress grimaced and pounded his chest as he walked toward the dugout.

"It's the only way I can pitch," Jeffress said. "Just being that bull up there and going right at guys."

Matt Albers retired the side in order in the seventh. Josh Hader pitched the final two innings for his third save.

Caleb Smith (0-3) struck out a career-high 10 in six innings in his first career start against the Brewers. He didn't walk a batter, but the only two hits he allowed in the fourth cost him.

Lorenzo Cain led off with a single and scored on Yelich's second homer of the season. Yelich, who came off the 10-day disabled list on April 17, was acquired from Miami in January in exchange for Lewis Brinson and three minor leaguers as the Marlins shed payroll.

The Brewers added a run in the seventh when first baseman Justin Bour muffed pinch-hitter Eric Thames' roller with the bases loaded.

J.T. Realmuto reached on catcher's interference and scored on Bour's double in the first.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Marlins: SS Miguel Rojas, batting .158 (3 for 19) during the nine-game trip, was out of the starting lineup for the first time this season. "We know he's playing every day, but guys need their days off," manager Don Mattingly said. Rojas pinch-hit in the ninth.

Brewers: SS Orlando Arcia missed his second game after twisting his ankle Friday night. "We'll run him around today, check him out tomorrow and if he passes, he'll be ready to go on Tuesday," manager Craig Counsell said.

NO PLACE TO HIDE

Bour's single off Hader drove in a run in the eighth, but then he ran into an embarrassing double play. Bour raced around second on Brian Anderson's one-out fly to center and was an easy out at first.

"I saw the first baseman go behind me, so I'm thinking right there, two outs," Bour said. "Just a mental lapse. I'd much rather go 0 for 4 with four strikeouts than commit an error and do something stupid on the bases. That just leaves a terrible feeling in your stomach, just brutal."

Mattingly couldn't put any positive spin on the mistake.

"Frustrating, obviously," he said. "I really don't know what to say about it. It's frustrating."

BOUNCING BACK

Smith's outing was much better his previous one, a 12-1 drubbing by the New York Yankees on April 16. In that game, he gave up five runs on five hits and five walks in 2 1/3 innings.

STREAKING

The Brewers improved to a season-high five games over .500 and finished their homestand 6-1 after losing the first game to Cincinnati. Milwaukee hadn't won six straight since Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2015.

UP NEXT

Marlins: LHP Jarlin Garcia (1-0, 0.86 ERA) makes his first career start and fifth appearance against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game road series.

Brewers: After a day off, RHP Zach Davies (1-2, 4.84 ERA) makes his first career start against the Kansas City Royals in the opener of a two-game road series.

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Slumping Gomez homers in 9th, Rays beat Twins 8-6 for sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - It seemed unlikely that slumping Carlos Gomez would follow through on hitting a home run for his son.

He had struck out three times in his first four hitless at-bats. His last trip to the plate, however, produced something special.

Gomez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a three-game sweep Sunday by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-6.

"He had a really good game (Saturday) playing soccer," Gomez said. "They won the game because of the goal he put in. So, I told him it's my turn. I'll try and hit a homer for you. I did it and I know he's going to be really happy."

C.J. Cron opened the ninth with a single off Addison Reed (0-1) and Gomez, mired in a 2-for-38 slide, hit the next pitch over the left field wall.

Earlier, Gomez broke his bat on his leg after striking out.

"What's impressive is he's able to rebound from that and not let it consume him," Rays manager Kevin Cash.

It was Gomez's first walk-off hit, coming in his 1,329th game.

"I'm really happy," Gomez said. "Being the first time, I'm the right guy."

Daniel Robertson had a career-high four hits for Tampa Bay, which has gone 7-5 after losing eight of nine to start the season.

Alex Colome (2-2) struck out three during a perfect ninth to get his second win in three days.

Minnesota had a lead in all three games.

"A tough series overall," Twins manager Paul Molitor said.

Twins pinch hitter Miguel Sano had an RBI single in the seventh and Brian Dozier made it 6-all with a two-run single in the eighth.

Dozier set a Twins record by extending his season-opening hitting streak to 16 games with a single in the third. He had shared the old mark of 15 with Kirby Puckett (1994) and Josh Willingham (2012). Dating to last season, Dozier has a hit in 23 straight games.

Adeiny Hechavarria hit a three-run homer during a four-run sixth that put Tampa Bay up 6-3. It was his first homer since last Sept. 27, and came on an 0-2 pitch from Alan Busenitz.

Cron hit his third homer over the past two games, a two-run shot off Twins right-hander Phil Hughes in the first.

Hughes allowed two runs and five hits over 3 1/3 innings in his first big league start since last July 14. He ended last season on the 60-day disabled list due to thoracic outlet syndrome and started this sidelined by a strained left oblique.

"Not an ideal start, especially pitch-count wise," said Hughes, who threw 35 of 70 pitches in the first. "It didn't give me a chance to go as deep as I would have liked. But it feels good to be back."

The Twins tied it at 2 on Eduardo Escobar's second-inning solo homer off Yonny Chirinos and an RBI single by Eddie Rosario in the third.

Chirinos, making his first appearance as the Rays' fourth starter, gave up two runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: OF Byron Buxton (migraines) went 0 for 4 as the DH for Class A Fort Myers and against Bradenton. He may play in center field Monday and Tuesday for the Florida State League team.

Rays: 3B Matt Duffy (strained right hamstring) could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday.

THINKING OF FARQUHAR

The Rays on their Twitter site posted photos of a uniform of former Tampa Bay pitcher Danny Farquhar being hung in the dugout along with the caption, "You're in our thoughts, Danny."

Farquhar, now with the Chicago White Sox, had a brain hemorrhage stemming from a ruptured aneurysm in the dugout during Friday night's game against Houston.

BULLPEN BLUES

The Twins bullpen allowed 15 runs and 20 hits, including four homers, in 10 innings.

UP NEXT

Twins: RHP Jake Odorizzi (1-1) goes against New York RHP Masahiro Tanaka (2-2) Monday night in the first of four games at Yankee Stadium.

Rays: RHP Jake Faria (1-1), who stopped a 10-game winless streak with his first victory since last July 25 against Texas Wednesday, starts the opener of a nine-game road trip Tuesday night at Baltimore.

Rays 8, Twins 6

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Yarbrough pitched to 1 batter in the 7th

HBP_by Yarbrough (Morrison), by Reed (Smith).

Umpires_Home, Quinn Wolcott; First, Jeff Kellogg; Second, Marvin Hudson; Third, James Hoye.

T_3:39. A_12,515 (42,735).

CONCACAF cancels Women's U17 tournament because of violence

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) - CONCACAF has canceled the rest of its 2018 Women's Under-17 Championship following violence in Managua, Nicaragua, where the tournament began Thursday.

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football made the announcement Sunday. The tournament was to have determined the region's qualifiers for the Under-17 World Cup in Uruguay, which starts Nov. 13.

More than two dozen people have been killed since Wednesday according to the independent Nicaraguan Human Rights Center, though the government had acknowledged only nine dead. Dozens of shops in Managua were looted during protests and disturbances sparked by government social security reforms.

The U.S. opened Friday with a 4-0 win over Costa Rica and had been scheduled to play Bermuda on Sunday and Canada on Tuesday.

Washington state man, 73, stuck in car for 12 hours after crash

Washington State troopers and firefighters rescued a 73-year-old man who spent about 12 hours stuck in his car after driving off the road near Tiger Mountain, police said Saturday.

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Eastside Fire officials said the man was in the car overnight, and that when crews arrived, he appeared to be OK. However, he was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. 

Trooper Rick Johnson confirmed that the driver may have fallen asleep before driving off the road. The car was found down an embankment but not far off the road, police said.

Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him.

At the funeral home, two detectives held the man's hands up to the phone's fingerprint sensor but could not unlock it.

Phillip's fiancee Victoria Armstrong says she felt violated and disrespected.

Legal experts mostly agree that what the detectives did was legal, but they question whether it was appropriate.

Charles Rose, a professor at Stetson University College of Law, tells the Tampa Bay Times that dead people can't assert their Fourth Amendment protections because you can't own property when you're dead. But those rights could apply to whoever inherits the property.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him.

At the funeral home, two detectives held the man's hands up to the phone's fingerprint sensor but could not unlock it.

Phillip's fiancee Victoria Armstrong says she felt violated and disrespected.

Legal experts mostly agree that what the detectives did was legal, but they question whether it was appropriate.

Charles Rose, a professor at Stetson University College of Law, tells the Tampa Bay Times that dead people can't assert their Fourth Amendment protections because you can't own property when you're dead. But those rights could apply to whoever inherits the property.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

White Sox pitcher in critical condition after suffering brain hemorrhage

Chicago White Sox officials said reliever Danny Farquhar remained in critical condition Sunday after suffering a brain hemorrhage during Friday night’s game, The Chicago Tribune reported.

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White Sox manager Rick Renteria said he has kept his players advised of Farquhar’s condition but did not go into too much detail out of respect for the pitcher’s family.

“We made sure they knew that he’s still in critical condition but stable and that the best thing for us to do would be to give them space,” Renteria told the Tribune. “Let the medical staff do what they can do and then at the appropriate time, everybody will let us know when it’s OK to go ahead and reach out and go see him.”

Farquhar, 31, is at Rush University Medical Center. He passed out in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday’s game against the Houston Astros, ESPN reported. He regained consciousness and was taken to a hospital.

The White Sox said Saturday that additional testing revealed the brain hemorrhage was caused by a ruptured aneurysm, ESPN reported.

“Besides him being a great teammate and part of this brotherhood, I have to be respectful of his family,” pitcher Carson Fulmer told the Tribune. “He’s a brother, he’s one of our teammates and we’re all here for him and his family.”

Renteria said Saturday that Farquhar "had a strong heartbeat, a good pulse and was breathing well'' when he left the stadium, ESPN reported."Nothing really matters baseball-wise when something like that happens," White Sox pitcher James Shields said. “When one of your brothers goes down, it's not very fun to watch. He's such a resilient human being. We are praying for him. We hope everything goes well.

"He's got a long way to go and he's fighting. One thing we know in this clubhouse is Farky is a fighter."

Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida

LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation.

Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him.

At the funeral home, two detectives held the man's hands up to the phone's fingerprint sensor but could not unlock it.

Phillip's fiancee Victoria Armstrong says she felt violated and disrespected.

Legal experts mostly agree that what the detectives did was legal, but they question whether it was appropriate.

Charles Rose, a professor at Stetson University College of Law, tells the Tampa Bay Times that dead people can't assert their Fourth Amendment protections because you can't own property when you're dead. But those rights could apply to whoever inherits the property.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

Who is Travis Reinking, the person of interest in the Waffle House shooting?

Travis Reinking is a 29-year-old man police are seeking in Sunday morning’s shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee.

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Police issued a murder warrant for Reinking late Sunday morning.

Little information has been released by authorities about Reinking, who is from Morton, Illinois. 

Police said Reinking sat in his truck in the Waffle House parking lot for about four minutes before getting out of the vehicle and killing two people outside the restaurant around 3:25 a.m. He went inside the Waffle House and continued to shoot, killing a third person. 

A fourth person died after being taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, police said.

This is the second shooting to occur in the Antioch area in less than a year. In September, one person was killed and seven others were injured when a gunman opened fire at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. The church is located less than two miles from the Antioch Waffle House.

Police spokesman Don Aaron said at least seven people were taken to a hospital for treatment after Sunday’s shooting. Two people suffered minor injuries and were released from Southern Hills Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said. Police also identified Reinking after the pickup truck he allegedly drove to the restaurant in was registered to him.

Aaron said police retrieved an Illinois driver’s license that identified Reinking. 

He added that Reinking was known to law enforcement in Illinois and in the federal system.

Morton is a town of 16,000 people in central Illinois, located several miles southeast of Peoria.

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