Fowler’s homer keys Cubs win

DENVER (AP) — LaTroy Hawkins took an up-and-coming Dexter Fowler under his wing when the speedy outfielder was just a teenager in the Colorado Rockies system.

Fowler paid him back Sunday by sending Hawkins’ errant slider into the right-field bleachers in his return to Coors Field.

Nothing personal. Only business.

Fowler hit a two-run homer off the Colorado closer with two outs in the ninth inning, helping the Chicago Cubs rally for a 6-5 win.

Hawkins (1-1) hung an 0-2 pitch to Fowler, who hit his first homer of the season — against his former team, and against a good friend he thought so highly of he invited him to his wedding.

“It’s surreal that it happened,” said the 29-year-old Fowler, who was traded from Colorado to Houston in 2013 and acquired by the Cubs in January. “I got it pretty good. It’s one of those you hit it and it’s like you almost didn’t feel it. You just know it. I was excited. I should be.”

 

Sale looks sharp in 6-2 victory

CHICAGO (AP) — The first pitch was a 96 mph fastball for a called strike. His last one was a 98 mph heater that went for a swinging strike three.

Chris Sale is healthy again.

The lanky left-hander pitched six solid innings in his return from a foot injury, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Sunday.

“He looked great,” Manager Robin Ventura said. “There is nothing else to say. It was vintage him.”

Adam LaRoche homered for the second straight day and had a run-scoring single as the White Sox earned their second straight win after dropping their first four games. Alexei Ramirez also drove in two runs, including an RBI single in Chicago’s three-run eighth.

Sale, who broke a bone in his right foot in an accident at home in February, threw 72 of his 98 pitches for strikes, allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked one.

 

CORRECTIONS

CLINTON — Camanche’s girls did not tie with Easton Valley in girls golf Friday at Canyon Creek Golf Course. In fact, Camanche won 213-217 and did not need a fifth-player tiebreaker.

Also, Northeast’s Levi Banowetz competed, not Tyler Banowetz.

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