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July 30, 2013

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The Indians, who had failed to score in the first eight innings, thanked their southpaw reliever for the extra opportunity as LF Andrew Lambo brought his team within just one run by smashing a leadoff double, taking third on a groundout from RF Jerry Sands and scoring on a sac fly from 2B Jared Goedert to cut the deficit in half at 2-1.

Wiebe wins Senior British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Bernhard Langer gave Mark Wiebe one too many chances at the Senior British Open.

Wiebe took advantage of Langer’s failure to close out the tournament, beating the German on the fifth playoff hole Monday at Royal Birkdale for his first senior major title.

The American used a superb approach shot from the rough to set up a two-putt for par, while Langer failed to get up and down, seeing his par putt stay out.

“I’m speechless,” Wiebe said. “I think it’s always better for both players had there been a birdie to win the playoff instead of a bogey, but right now, I don’t really care. I’m glad it’s over, and I’m honored.

Langer led by two shots going into the final hole of regulation Sunday, only to settle for a double bogey when he struggled to get out of a bunker. The playoff was then halted after two holes because of darkness and resumed Monday, with Langer immediately missing another chance to win when his 12-foot putt wouldn’t drop.

Contact: Aaron Kirchoff at 765-932-2222, ext. 114

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