Sports Digest: Wikelman Gonzalez sharp as Sea Dogs snap losing streak


Wikelman Gonzalez allowed one hit in six scoreless innings and the Portland Sea Dogs snapped their five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Somerset Patriots on Saturday at Hadlock Field in Portland.

Gonzalez didn’t allow a hit until Grant Richardson singled to lead off the sixth. He walked one and struck out five to improve to 3-1 in eight starts for Portland.

Portland took the lead in the bottom of the first when Corey Rosier walked, stole second, took third on an error and scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler McDonough. In the third inning, McDonough added a two-run single. Alex Erro added a solo home run and Alex Binelas had two hits for Portland.

Mickey Gasper had an RBI double in the seventh for Somerset.


EUROPEAN TOUR: Aiming to seal his place at the Ryder Cup this month, Matt Fitzpatrick doubled his lead to two shots after the third round in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Fitzpatrick played the par-4 18th hole perfectly and sank a six-foot birdie putt to card a 3-under-par round of 67. He has a 15-under total of 195 at sun-soaked Crans-sur-Sierre club in the Swiss Alps.

Fitzpatrick leads by two strokes from Alexander Björk, his playing partner on Saturday who shot 68, plus a second Swede, Ludvig Saberg (66), and Connor Syme (65).


FORMULA ONE: Carlos Sainz Jr. was enjoying a perfect birthday weekend so far after he secured pole position for the Italian Grand Prix to the delight of the Ferrari tifosi, in Monza, Italy.

Thousands of red-clad Ferrari fans cheered as Sainz, who turned 29 on Friday, crossed the line 0.013 seconds quicker than runaway Formula One leader Max Verstappen, who is chasing a record 10th straight victory on Sunday.


PREMIER LEAGUE: Erling Haaland scored a second-half hat trick as Manchester City extended its perfect start to the English Premier League with a 5-1 home victory over Fulham.

• Evan Ferguson’s first career hat trick helped Brighton cap a memorable week with a 3-1 win over Newcastle that inflicted a third straight English Premier League defeat on the visitor.

• Anthony Elanga came off the bench to score the only goal of the game as Nottingham Forest stunned big-spending Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

• Everton finally ended its Premier League goal drought in a 2-2 draw at Sheffield United, with both teams earning their first point of the season.

• Son Heung-min scored a hat trick as Tottenham came from behind to beat Burnley 5-2 and leave Vincent Kompany’s team still without a point.


SPANISH VUELTA: Primoz Roglic beat Remco Evenepoel to win the mountainous eighth stage in Xorret Del Catí, Spain, while Jumbo-Visma teammate Sepp Kuss took the lead of the three-week race on Saturday.

In a duel of the last two Vuelta winners, Roglic bettered Evenepoel in a sprint to the finish line after a climb up the category-one Xorret del Catí. It was Roglic’s first stage win of this edition and his 11th career stage win at the Vuelta.

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