JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar finished Saturday’s first round tied for the lead at The Barclays, and Davis High graduate Nick Watney played well enough to stay in the top 15.
Playing at Liberty National, Woodland and Kuchar were at 12-under — two strokes in front of third-place Kevin Chappell and four ahead of Tiger Woods — heading into Sunday’s final round.
Watney, who opened with a 68 and carded a 70 on Friday, shot a 69 on Saturday and ended his round at 6-under overall. His third round included three birdies on the front nine and, after bogeys on Nos. 10 and 11, the former Blue Devil closed with birdie on the 16th and 17th holes.
Punchless River Cats fall to Sky Sox
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Sacramento’s Andrew Werner pitched well — allowing just three runs on six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings of work — but the River Cats didn’t get enough offense in losing 3-1 to Colorado Springs on Saturday evening at Security Service Field.
After the Sky Sox took an early lead, the Cats tied it in the sixth when Jemile Weeks’ sacrifice fly plated Ryan Ortiz, who had doubled. However, in the bottom half of the frame, Colorado Springs slugger Kent Matthews give his team its eventual winning tallies with a two-run homer.
Crisp powers A’s past Orioles
BALTIMORE (AP) — Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the ninth inning and Jarrod Parker earned his eighth straight win as the Oakland Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1, Saturday.
After Parker and Chris Tillman waged a magnificent pitching duel for eight innings, Crisp connected on a 3-1 pitch from Darren O’Day (5-3). It was the third home run in three games for Crisp, who had four hits on Friday night.
Parker (10-6) gave up one run, five hits and three walks to improve to 8-0 in 16 starts since May 22. The right-hander threw 117 pitches and worked out of jams in the sixth and eighth innings.
Grant Balfour got three straight outs for his 32nd save.