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SAN FRANCISCO — Lefty Madison Bumgarner, who needs one victory for fourth place on the San Francisco wins list, has won his last four starts against the Astros with a 1.20 ERA but hasn’t faced Houston since a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts on Aug. 11, 2015. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 2:45 p.m. CDT.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Bartolo Colon, the 45-year-old right-hander for the Texas Rangers, takes his sixth shot at getting career win No. 246, which would break a tie with Dennis Martinez for the most by pitcher born in Latin America. He faces the Mariners and struggling Felix Hernandez in a matchup of former AL Cy Young winners. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m. CDT.
BKL--AROUND THE NBA
NEW YORK — While most WNBA teams are battling for playoff spots in one of the league’s most competitive postseason races, New York, Indiana, Chicago and Las Vegas are jockeying for the draft lottery position. The league changed the lottery system in 2015 to include teams’ record over a two-year span to avoid teams tanking to get the top draft pick. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 680 words, with photos.
ST. LOUIS — Texan Jordan Spieth looked as if he’d finally found something during the third round of the British Open, when he shot 65 to surge into contention. But it turns out that spectacular round at Carnoustie has been a mere bright spot in an otherwise dismal summer — one that could turn around in a hurry if Spieth can somehow win this week’s PGA Championship to complete the career grand slam. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
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