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Fabian Gomez shoots 60 in Web.com Tour event
(AP) — Fabian Gomez shot a 10-under 60 on Friday night in the Web.com Tour's Stonebrae Classic, leaving a 25-foot birdie putt short on the final hole at TPC Stonebrae.
The 36-year-old Argentine player had 10 birdies in his bogey-free round.
Gomez had a 14-under 126 total for a one-stroke lead over Blayne Barber.
Gregorio Petit's first career home run put Houston on top in the eighth inning and the Astros held on for a 3-1 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night, snapping Toronto's six-game winning streak.
Jose Veras (1-1) got the last two outs of the eighth inning for the win and Chad Qualls threw a scoreless ninth for his 12th save.
Houston starter Collin McHugh did not factor into the decision after allowing five hits and a run in 6 1-3 innings to remain winless since June 3.
Jake Marisnick, acquired Thursday from the Marlins as part of a six-player deal that sent right-hander Jarred Cosart to Miami, went
Niese (5-7) threw an efficient 87 pitches — 68 strikes — in eight-plus innings, nearly matching Vogelsong in the second-fastest game in the major leagues this year at 2 hours, 6 minutes.
Brandon Crawford had a run-scoring single, Matt Duffy an RBI single for his first big league hit and Hunter Pence added a two-run triple and RBI groundout off Niese for San Francisco, which won its second straight after six losses in a row.
Crawford followed with an RBI single and Pence drove in another with a grounder.
Pence tripled to right-center after Crawford tripled down the right field line and Vogelsong was hit by a pitch in the seventh.
Right-hander Matt Cain needs surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow.
According to research by the Elias Sports Bureau, he is one of four rookie pitchers since 1982 to win four consecutive starts of six innings or more while allowing no more than one run.
Duda became the 12th Mets first baseman to reach 20 homers in a season.
The Giants promoted Duffy and outfielder Jarrett Parker from Double-A Richmond to take the roster spots of Dan Uggla and Tyler Colvin, who were designated for assignment.