Saturday, July 4
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he's painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in "The Dukes of Hazzard" television series. The two-time Masters champ said yesterday he'll replace it with the U.S. flag on the roof of the "General Lee 01."
ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays acquired minor leaguer pitcher Garrett Fulenchek from the Atlanta Braves for two international bonus pool slots. The Braves said in an email Thursday night they received the Rays' 73rd and 103rd slots, valued at a total of $494,200, according to Baseball America.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jeff Campbell of North Dakota won the College Home Run Derby, hitting 10 homers in the finals to easily defeat Wake Forest's Will Craig Thursday night. Campbell set a derby record with 20 first-round homers. The senior first baseman-pitcher followed with four more in the second round to secure a spot in the two-man finals.
ATLANTA (AP) — Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals Thursday night. Pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco began the Atlanta ninth with an infield single.