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Texas Ranger Choo Shin-soo achieves first three-hit game

Texas Rangers’ Choo Shin-soo smashed three hits on Monday against the Boston Red Sox.

Batting first, playing out in the right field, Choo went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs, extending his multi-hit games to four. This is also the first time Choo had three hits in a single game. His batting average increased from .237 to .270 as of Monday.

Choo had a promising start from early on, hitting a single at the bottom of the first inning when he cranked a 90-mile-per-hour two-seam fastball by Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz to center. Choo drove home two plays later when Nomar Mazara singled on a ground ball to tally the first point for the Rangers. By the end of the first inning, the Rangers took a 3-0 lead.

Although Choo grounded out during his second at-bat, he smashed yet another single at the bottom of the fifth, sending the ball to a pinch between the fielders on the right side of the field.

After being tagged out during the fifth inning, Choo doubled at the bottom of the seventh and drove home three plays later. The Rangers defeated the Red Sox 6-2 at the end of the day.

By Choi Hyung-jo



GOLF

Swede Henrik Stenson wins 10th European Tour title

PULHEIM, Germany - Swede Henrik Stenson overcame four bogeys in the final round to earn his 10th European Tour title with a three-shot victory at the BMW International Open on Sunday.

Stenson ended with 17 under to take his second title at the event after 2006, having finished as runner-up for the past two seasons. All the leaders had to play 36 holes on Sunday after rain washed out play the day before.

Darren Fichardt of South Africa and Thorbjoern Olesen of Denmark tied for second at 14 under.

Stenson carded a 5 under in the morning’s third round for a one-shot lead. Fichardt caught up on the 13th but Stenson had two more birdies.

Raphael Jacquelin of France was fourth at 11 under.

AP

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