The Phillies were looking for a series victory yesterday in Coors Field as Cole Hamels took the mound. Hamels allowed three runs on six hits while striking out seven over seven innings. It was his third consecutive quality start. But it has become commonplace this season, the Phillies could not get him any run support. Jhoulys Chacin was fabulous for the Rockies as he threw 83 pitches through 8.2 innings before allowing two runs on his next three pitches to get pulled from the game but the Rockies would still win 5-2. More here.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs faced off in Game Five last night. Manu Ginobili got his first start of the season for the Spurs and it paid off. Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in 33 minutes of work. Tim Duncan added 17 points and 12 rebounds for San Antonio. Danny Green broke Ray Allen's for 3-pointers in the NBA Finals as he went 6-for-10 from 3-point range for 25 in the Finals. He had 24 points as the Spurs went on to take a 3-2 series lead with a 114-104 win. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade each had 25 points. More here.
The US Open final round came to a close yesterday in exciting fashion. Britain's Justin Rose finished his final round with an even-par 70 and headed to the clubhouse at one-over for the tournament. Phil Mickelson, on his birthday and Father's Day, was looking for his first US Open victory after five second place finishes. It came down to the 18th where Mickelson needed a birdie to force a playoff but no one had birdied 18th all week. Mickelson needed to hole a shot from just off the green to tie Rose but ran it just past the cup which gave Rose the title. Rose is the first Englishman to win the US Open since 1970. More here.