Boston manager John Farrell said

#1 by Cl11234566 , Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:19 am

La Quinta, CA ( - Erik Compton, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas and Michael Putnam all finished Saturdays third round at 17-under-par 199 and they will head into the final round of the Humana Challenge with a 1-shot lead. Compton, who has never won on the PGA Tour, carded a 5-under 67 in the second round, while Haas, a five-time winner and the 2010 champion at this event, shot a 3-under 69. Both Compton and Haas played on the Jack Nicklaus Private Course at PGA West Saturday. A rookie seeking his first career win on tour, Thomas finished with a 4-under 68 on the Arnold Palmer Private Course. First-round leader Putnam, who has also never won on the PGA Tour, shot a 3-under 69 at La Quinta Country Club Over the first three rounds, players alternated between playing the Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus Private Courses at PGA West along with La Quinta Country Club. Sundays final round will be contested on the Palmer Course. Second-round leader Matt Kuchar (71) held the lead throughout most of the day, but a few errant shots down the stretch on the Palmer Course dropped him back into a tie for fifth at 16-under 200. Also playing on the Palmer Course, Ryan Palmer carded a 4-under 68 and he is tied with Kuchar, Steve Wheatcroft (68) and Scott Pinckney (69) at minus-16. Wheatcroft played the Nicklaus Course, while Pinckney was on the Palmer Course Saturday. Defending champion Patrick Reed, playing the Palmer Course, finished with a 5- under 67 and he is tied for ninth with six others at 14-under 202. Compton, who has won once on the Tour and three times on the PGA Tour Canada, had a rather quiet front nine before exploding on the back side. The 35-year-old started off by wrapping eight pars around one birdie on No. 3 and he made the turn at 1-under for the day. Compton then mounted a charge on the back nine starting with a birdie on No. 10. After a trio of pars from 11, Compton finished strong with three gains over his final five holes on 14, 16 and 17 to put him at 17-under. Its an exciting day tomorrow because I will be a little bit in the mix, but it doesnt change my strategy, said Compton. You still have to hit fairways and greens and execute and make putts. Sometimes its hard when you expect to shoot 5- or 6-under par. You just kind of have to let the round develop and I did a good job of that today. The round developed on the back nine. Haas was flawless on the front nine as well with two birdies on four and eight. Heading to the back nine, Haas tripped to his lone bogey of the day on No. 11 before rattling off back-to-back birdies on 12 and 13. He closed out his round with five straight pars to grab a share of the third-round lead. Thomas rolled in gains on two, four and six before making his first bogey on the par-4 seventh. After two pars on eight and nine, Thomas made another bogey on 10, dropping him to 1-under for the day. That did not discourage Thomas, however, as he finished strong. A birdie on 11 got him going back in the right direction. Following four straight pars from 12, Thomas poured in gains on 16 and 18. I just need to take tomorrow as just another round of golf and just try to go have some fun, Thomas said. Hopefully will drive it a little better and just see how many birdies I can make. Putnam continued his strong play this week as he made two birdies on one and five. After making the turn at 2-under, Putnam made the turn and sandwiched a bogey on 12 between two birdies on 11 and 13. Putnam coasted to the finish with five straight pars from 14 to join the other three at 17-under. It appeared as if Kuchar would head to the final day with a multiple-shot lead, but he struggled down the stretch, which saw him drop behind the leaders by one. It was smooth sailing early for Kuchar with birdies on two and six. As he made the turn to the back nine, Kuchar made two more birdies on 11 and 14, which put him two clear at 19-under. A bogey on 15 dropped Kuchars lead back to one. Then on the par-3 17th, Kuchars tee shot hit rocks on the right and his ball bounced all the way across the green and into the water, leading to another bogey and squaring him up with the others at minus-17. On the par-5 18th, Kuchars second shot also found water on the left. He chipped on and two-putted for bogey, making it three dropped shots over his final four holes. I guess the beauty about golf is we play four rounds and you got one more chance at it tomorrow, said Kuchar. Im playing pretty good. Im pleased with the way Im playing ... Bummer to bogey the last two. Certainly not what I wanted, but I got another day ahead of me. NOTES: Haas last victory came at the 2013 AT&T National ... Putnam was the 2013 Tour Player of the Year ... Thomas earned his lone Tour win at last years Nationwide Childrens Hospital Championship, which was part of the Final Series ... Prior to the par-5 18th Saturday, Kuchar had either birdied or eagled every par-5 this week ... Two-time champion Phil Mickelson, making his first appearance since withdrawing from the BMW Championship last season, shot a 4-under 68 and he is tied for 34th at 11-under 205 ... Ryan Moore withdrew prior to the third round due to a neck injury ... With the cut falling at 8-under 208, 72 players advanced to play the weekend. Don Baylor Jersey . You can watch coverage on TSN, TSN2 and CTV beginning today at 3pm et/Noon pt. The championships will feature approximately 250 of Canadas best figure skaters in senior, junior and novice as they vie for spots on the national team, international assignments and will act as the final step in the 2014 Olympic qualification process. Eddie Murray Jersey .com) - No Sidney Crosby, no problem. - The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard Seth Curry on Tuesday. Vladimir Guerrero Jersey . Jurrjens signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati in May, and was 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA at Triple-A Louisville. He has a 53-37 record with a 3.63 ERA in seven major league seasons, including five with Atlanta. Tyler Skaggs Angels Jersey . Patton was placed on the restricted list testing positive for a banned amphetamine. Patton took Adderall, a drug commonly used to combat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, late in the 2013 season and then was given a random drug test. MINNEAPOLIS -- After what Chris Parmelee has been through the last six weeks, hell savour this home run for a while. Parmelee hit a game-ending shot in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins overcame David Ortizs big night to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-6 on Tuesday. "Its huge. Its one of those things thats a confidence builder," said Parmelee, who failed to make the roster out of spring training and cleared waivers before ending up back in the minors yet again. "In the long run, youve got to keep grinding." Ortiz went 4 for 5 with two homers and four RBIs, but it wasnt enough for Boston. Kurt Suzuki singled with two outs off reliever Andrew Miller (1-1) before Parmelee lined an 0-1 pitch into the right-field seats for his first two RBIs of the season. Parmelee has spent parts of the last three seasons with Minnesota, but hasnt been able to carry over the power he shows in the minors to the big league club. "He got sent down, frustrated, out of spring training," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He worked really hard down there and got back up here by playing his way back up, which is what youre supposed to do. A big one there for him." Eduardo Nunez homered and Brian Dozier had two RBIs in a five-run second for Minnesota. Ortiz hit solo homers in the first and fourth and is tied with Jim Rice on the Red Sox list with 382. It was the 42nd multihomer game for Big Papi, who began his career with the Twins and now has 17 homers and 47 RBIs against his former team. "One day youre going to go home, look back and see your names, see your name located right next to those guys, and thats a pretty good damn career," Ortiz said. Ortiz added an RBI single in the sixth and another one in the seventh that made it 6-5. "Our meetings were, Dont let him beat us. Well, that didnt work. Well have to change our meetings," Gardenhire said. Glen Perkins (1-0) pitched the ninth, striking out Ortiz and Mike Napoli to strand Shane Victorino at first base. Boston scored three times in the seventh and tied the score at 6 after reliever Matt Guerrier walked pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes with the bases loaded. Caleb Thielbar came on to strike out former Twins catcher A.J. Pierzynski with the bases loaded to stop the rally. Leading 6-3, Minnesota left the bases loaded in the sixth. It also stranded runnerrs at second and third in the third and fifth.dddddddddddd Red Sox starter Jake Peavy allowed six runs on nine hits in 4 1-3 innings and failed to complete at least five innings for the first time in 18 starts with Boston. Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs and struck out six in six innings for the Twins. Joe Mauer and Suzuki each had an RBI single. The Minnesota Wild goal horn blared every time the Twins scored a run as the Wild played the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL playoffs a few miles down the road in St. Paul. As soon as Parmelee touched home plate, the horn blared even louder as his teammates mobbed him all the way to the dugout. "I was honestly just trying to hit a ball in the gap somewhere, watch Suzuki run," said Parmelee, who also hit a game-winning homer 10 days ago for Triple-A Rochester. "I was sitting fastball. You have to sit fastball against that guy. His slider is pretty nasty." A victory would have given the Red Sox their first three-game winning streak of the season. "It takes the air out of your sails quick. We felt like we were gaining some momentum," Boston manager John Farrell said. "Had we got through that last inning, we felt like we were in good shape in terms of who was remaining in their bullpen versus ours, but you tip your hat to Parmelee, who got one of one of the better left-handers in the game right now." Farrell originally listed Peavy as Wednesdays starter, but said he intended to start Peavy on Tuesday all along and "screwed up" when announcing the probables for this series. NOTES: Twins GM Rob Antony said outfielder Josh Willingham, out since April 7 with a broken wrist, took early batting practice and could begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend. ... Antony also said an MRI showed a re-aggravation of the wrist injury sustained by top prospect Byron Buxton late in spring training. Buxton will work out in Fort Myers, Florida, until the wrist feels better. ... Peavy has allowed a home run in nine straight regular-season starts. ... Farrell said before the game that Gardenhire and Indians manager Terry Francona will be his coaches for the All-Star game at Target Field in July. ... Felix Doubront (1-3, 5.09 ERA) originally was scheduled to start Tuesday for Boston, but was given an extra day of rest and will start Wednesday against Kevin Correia (1-4, 6.34). ' ' '

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