After a 52-minute rain delay in the first inning, the Buies Creek Astros scored six runs in the opening frame and went on to an 11-0 win over visiting Myrtle Beach on Friday night. A two-run home run by Carlos Canelon capped the early salvo. Brady Rogers, Brandon Bailey (3-8) and Jesus Balaguer combined for the shutout, totaling 12 strikeouts. The Astros (12-4) remained one half-game ahead of the Winston-Salem Dash (11-4) in the Carolina League Southern Division second-half standings. … The Dunn AAA (10-and-under) baseball All-Stars start Dixie Youth state tournament play in Ash this afternoon at 4:30 against host Waccamaw. … France topped Uruguay 2-0 and Belgium ousted five-time champion Brazil, 2-1, in World Cup soccer quarterfinals in Russia on Friday.