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Santa Clarita Sports: Santa Clarita Update July 09, 2014

Jack Hawksworth is ready to get back in the driver’s seat.

Hawksworth, the driver for Bryan Herta Autosport in the Verizon IndyCar Series, was cleared to race in this weekend’s Iowa Corn Indy 300 at Iowa Speedway.

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The driver for the team owned by Valencia’s Bryan Herta, crashed in practice for the Pocono IndyCar 500 last week. He was diagnosed with a myocardial contusion and was not allowed to start the race.

Hawksworth has three top-10 finishes in the IndyCar Series this season. He recorded the first podium finish of his career two weeks ago at the Grand Prix of Houston.

The Iowa Corn Indy 300 is on Sunday.

Home Run Derby 2014

In the major leagues, Yasiel Puig was selected to participate in the home run derby at the All Star game in Minneapolis.

Puig will be making his first appearance in the All Star game. He was selected by fans to start in the National League outfield.

He joins Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies, the National League Home Run Derby captain, Todd Frazier from the Reds and Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins.

Jose Bautista from the Blue Jays, the American League Home Run Derby captain, chose Yoenis Cespedes of the A’s, the reigning home run derby champ, Brian Dozier from the Twins and Adam Jones from the Orioles.

Los Angeles Dodgers

On the field, the Dodgers lost to the Detroit Tigers, 14-5. The Dodgers took a 5-0 lead in the first inning. Then the Tigers scored 14 unanswered runs.

The Dodgers and Tigers conclude their two-game series today in Detroit. Zack Greinke starts for the Dodgers against Max Scherzer for the Tigers.

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Article: Santa Clarita Sports: Santa Clarita Update July 09, 2014
Source: Santa Clarita News
Author: Tim Haddock