COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

Vanderbilt 3 Louisville 1

Mississippi State 5 Auburn 4

 

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL FINALS

Monday, June 17

Class A | University (21-10-1) vs. Washington Township (23-6) | 5:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm CT

Class 4A | Columbus East (25-4) vs. Hamilton Southeastern (22-8) | 8:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm CT

 Tuesday, June 18

Class 3A | Edgewood (24-3) vs. Andrean (35-1) | 5:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm CT

Class 2A | Southridge (17-8) vs. Alexandria Monroe (28-6) | 8:30 pm ET / 7:30 pm CT

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cincinnati 11 Texas 3

Boston 8 Baltimore 6 (10)

Cleveland 8 Detroit 0

Tampa Bay 6 LA Angels 5

NY Yankees 10 Chicago White Sox 3

Kansas City 8 Minnesota 6

Toronto 12 Houston 0

Seattle 6 Oakland 3

St. Louis 4 NY Mets 3

Pittsburgh 5 Miami 4

Atlanta 15 Philadelphia 1

San Diego 14 Colorado 13

Milwaukee 5 San Francisco 3

LA Dodgers 3 Chicago Cubs 2

 

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Indianapolis 5 Pawtucket 3

Ft. Wayne 4 Lake County 3

South Bend 4 West Michigan 3

Great Lakes 6 Dayton 3

 

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Lloyd, a World Cup starter again, scores 2 as US beats Chile

Carli Lloyd wasn’t thrilled to open the Women’s World Cup on the bench for the United States. She accepted the role but made no secret she wanted to start.

When the call came Sunday, Lloyd made it count with a pair of goals to lead the defending champions to a 3-0 victory over Chile. The win pushed the United States into the round of 16.

Lloyd was the hero of the World Cup in Canada four years ago when she scored three goals in the final against Japan that gave the Americans their third World Cup title. But she was on the bench when the U.S. opened the tournament, even though she scored later as a substitute in the 13-0 victory over Thailand.

“I know that my ability is there, I know this is my best version of me. I’ve just got to go out there and prove it,” she said. “Whether that’s coming off the bench and making an impact, whether that’s starting and getting the opportunity, which I’m grateful for, I’m just trying to make the most of it. I want to win.”

Lloyd became the first player to score in six straight World Cup matches with her goal in the 11th minute.

She added another on a header off a corner in the 35th for her 10th career World Cup goal, which moved her into third on the U.S. list behind Abby Wambach (14) and Michelle Akers (12). At 36, she became the oldest player to have a multi-goal game in the tournament.

She nearly got another hat trick – which would have made her the first player with two in the World Cup – but her penalty kick in the 81st minute went wide left.

“It’s haunting me right now,” Lloyd said. “Wasn’t good enough.”

The score could have been worse for Chile without unshakable goalkeeper Christiane Endler, who finished with six saves and fended off a flurry of U.S. shots in the second half.

Endler was named player of the match.

“I love the balls coming towards me and being able to showcase my skills,” she said through a translator. “Obviously it’s difficult to maintain concentration. I think in the first half it was difficult for me to get into the game. I think the second half went better for me and in general for the team.”

The victory over Chile was more subdued than the U.S. team’s record-breaking rout of Thailand. The Americans celebrated every goal even after the win was well in hand, and the display offended many who thought the champions should have shown more class. The controversy clouded the run-up to the match against Chile.

 

Woodland denies history with US Open title at Pebble Beach

Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka’s bold bid at history with two clutch shots and made U.S. Open memories of his own, starting with that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach.

Woodland finished in style Sunday. He holed a 30-foot birdie putt for a 2-under 69, giving him the lowest 72-hole score in six U.S. Opens at Pebble Beach and a three-shot victory over Koepka, who was going for a third straight U.S. Open.

Koepka had to settle for a footnote in history as the first player with all four rounds in the 60s at the U.S Open without winning. But he made Woodland earn every bit of his first major championship.

And he did.

Clinging to a one-shot lead with more pressure than he has ever felt, Woodland seized control by going for the green on the par-5 14th hole with a 3-wood from 263 yards, narrowly clearing a cavernous bunker and setting up a simple up-and-down for a two-shot lead.

Even more significant was a shot from 90 feet.

Woodland hit the edge of the green on the par-3 17th all the way to the right, with the pin on the hourglass green on the other side.

Ahead on the 18th, Koepka’s 3-iron went just over the back of the green, leaving him a chip for eagle to tie, with a birdie likely to do the trick considering what Woodland faced. Koepka chipped to just inside 10 feet and missed the putt.

Woodland delivered again. Unable to use putter to get it close, he perfectly clipped a pitch over the mound, and it checked about 12 feet short of the hole and trickled down to tap-in range.

That effectively ended the U.S. Open. Woodland played conservatively down the 18th and made one last birdie that only mattered in the record book. He finished at 13-under 271, one shot better than Tiger Woods’ historic rout in 2000.

The difference was Woods won by 15 shots and was the only player under par. With a marine layer blocking the sunshine, and no significant wind at Pebble Beach all week, 31 players finished under par.

Koepka closed with a 68 for his second runner-up in the majors this year, along with his second straight PGA Championship title.

Justin Rose was the only one who caught Woodland, with a birdie on the opening hole. Rose bogeyed from the bunker on No. 2 and fell out of the race with three bogeys in a four-hole stretch on the back nine. He shot 74 and shared third with Xander Schauffele (67), Jon Rahm (68) and Chez Reavie (71).

Woods birdied six of his last 12 holes and was never a factor.

 

Winker paces Reds with 5 RBIs in 11-3 rout over Rangers

With his dad set to leave town Sunday evening, Jesse Winker had limited time to provide an extra-special Father’s Day.

No worries – Joe Winker went to the airport with plenty to be proud of.

Winker homered and set career highs with four hits and five RBIs, Yasiel Puig added a two-run shot, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Texas Rangers 11-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

“It was really cool to have a good day on Father’s Day,” Winker said. “It was a cool weekend with my dad. We got to play some cards and smoke some cigars. It was funny. He had to be at the airport by five. He tried to stay for as many at-bats as he could.”

The Reds broke open a one-run game with a four-run fourth. Winker followed pitcher Sonny Gray‘s leadoff triple with a homer, his 11th of the season and first in 21 games. Puig drove in Joey Votto with a shot off the batter’s eye for his 13th homer on the first pitch he saw from reliever Pete Fairbanks.

“It was a big day for Wink,” manager David Bell said. “The two-run home run was the big hit of the game.”

Puig had three hits for the second time in three games.

Gray worked around Shin-Soo Choo’s solo home run and Hunter Pence‘s two-run shot to finish five innings in a game that was delayed at the start by 1 hour, 34 minutes. Gray (3-5) gave up five hits and three runs with one walk and eight strikeouts. He improved to 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA over his last four starts.

Ariel Jurado, who won each of his previous three starts, lasted three batters into the fourth inning. Jurado (4-3) allowed nine hits, the most of any of his six starts this season, and seven runs with one walk and no strikeouts. He also hit a batter.

“Jurado left a lot of balls over the plate,” Texas manager Chris Woodward said. “They were all over his changeup.”

 

Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics

Kenley Jansen sent a late-night text to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after his blown save against the Cubs.

“I wanted the ball after what happened last night,” the closer said. “I really wanted to face them again.”

Jansen got his wish, and quickly found himself in trouble again.

But he escaped again, earning his 21st save the hard way, and Los Angeles rallied to beat Chicago 3-2 Sunday night.

Russell Martin singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Alex Verdugo made a game-saving catch for the final out to help the NL West-leading Dodgers take three of four.

“Got to give them credit, I mean, they worked their way out of a jam there,” Chicago’s Kris Bryant said. “Great play at the end of the game. I thought it was going to get down but it’s a good team over there.”

Martin struck out in his first three at-bats before poking a two-strike single to left off Steve Cishek (1-4).

“It was getting tough to see with the shadows and early in the at-bat I was having a tough time seeing his slider, the rotation and spin on it,” Martin said.

Third-base coach Dino Ebel sent Chris Taylor home from second after he walked to open the inning. Taylor slid headfirst and did a face-plant, his helmet going airborne, as the throw from Bryant sailed past catcher Willson Contreras.

“It was really smooth,” joked Taylor, who had a large red scratch near his right eye afterward. “I’m just glad I was able to touch the plate. It was embarrassing. My right arm sort of got stuck and I rolled onto my face.”

Ebel noticed Bryant was playing shallow in left.

“Kris had to make a perfect throw and he didn’t,” Ebel said. “He threw the ball on the first base side.”

The series featured 13 home runs and 18 of 24 runs scored on homers.

“That’s a great game but I think it re-emphasizes how equal both teams are,” Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

Cody Bellinger hit his 23rd homer in front of his parents on Father’s Day.

Jansen allowed Anthony Rizzo’s two-run homer on Saturday that gave the Cubs a 2-1 victory.

 

Padres, Rockies score modern-era most 92 runs in 4-game set

In a historically high-scoring series, the outcome was decided by a pinch-hitting pitcher.

On a bases-loaded walk, no less, off a starter who was making his first major league relief appearance.

That seems appropriate for such a wacky series.

The Padres and Rockies set a modern-era record by combining for 92 runs in a four-game series, with San Diego pitcher Matt Strahm drawing a pinch-hit, bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning to rally past Colorado 14-13 Sunday.

“A four-game series here, it feels like a month,” first baseman Eric Hosmer said. “This was a grind.”

It was just another wild day at Coors Field in this split series where the Rockies outscored the Padres 48-44 while the teams combined for 131 hits. Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon became the first player since at least 1900 with 15 hits in a four-game series, according to STATS. Adding to the zaniness: the finale was delayed once to clean up a big puddle in foul territory despite sunny skies, and again later because of weather.

“That’s the great thing about baseball – you see things you’ve never seen before,” Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon said. “It didn’t bounce our way.”

Trailing 13-10 in the ninth, Wil Myers had an RBI single and Greg Garcia promptly tied it with a two-out, two-run triple off closer Wade Davis (1-2). The Rockies brought in starter Jon Gray, who intentionally walked two batters to face Strahm after the Padres used up all their position players. Gray fell behind 3-1 before throwing a strike. Strahm watched a 98-mph fastball narrowly miss for ball four.

“The 3-2 was down and I know I can’t handle that with his velocity,” Strahm said.

Rockies manager Bud Black said he went with Gray – the starter Thursday – because of his usual ability to throw strikes. Plus, the Rockies had some relievers who weren’t available given their work load.

Gerardo Reyes (3-0) earned the win by striking out three in the eighth. Kirby Yates threw a perfect ninth for his 24th save.

Hunter Renfroe homered twice for San Diego, and Fernando Tatis Jr. had three hits, including a double and a triple.

All told, the four games took more than 16 hours to complete.

 

Red Sox use late rally, big 10th inning to beat Orioles 8-6

A comeback victory in a game that appeared to be lost enabled the Boston Red Sox to stroll out of Camden Yards feeling quite satisfied about where they stand at this point in the season.

Rafael Devers led off the 10th inning with a home run after Marco Hernandez tied it with a solo shot in the ninth, and Boston beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-6 Sunday to move a season-high five games over .500.

“Obviously we need to keep rolling and keep extending that,” winning pitcher Brandon Workman said. “We set that goal for ourselves, and we were able to get it.”

The Red Sox opened defense of their World Series title by losing their first four games this season and were 9-15 on April 23. Now they’re 39-34 and within striking distance of the first-place Yankees in the AL East.

“There’s a good vibe,” manager Alex Cora said. “We didn’t come out of the blocks the way we wanted, but it’s still a long race. We’re still in the hunt.”

After winning the first two games of the series in blowout fashion, the Red Sox used some late heroics to complete the sweep and extend their winning streak to five.

Boston trailed 3-2 in the ninth before Hernandez connected off Mychal Givens, who avoided further damage by getting two straight strikeouts following a triple by Mookie Betts.

In the 10th, however, Givens (0-4) served up a 1-0 pitch that Devers slammed far over the center-field wall. Betts and Christian Vazquez added two-out, two-run singles off David Hess, who was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after the game.

“It was one of those that it was going to be an ugly loss, whatever, but now it’s a great win,” Cora said.

Brandon Workman (5-1) worked the ninth for the Red Sox. Boston’s eighth pitcher, Josh Smith, gave up a two-run homer to Stevie Wilkerson and a bases-empty drive to Trey Mancini in the 10th before sealing the win.

 

Donaldson stays hot as Braves overwhelm Phillies 15-1

A mid-June NL East clash between the Phillies and Braves provided clarity for each team.

The Braves gained confidence, with manager Brian Snitker concluding “We’re putting it all together.”

The Phillies were left to acknowledge the lack of depth in their rotation.

Josh Donaldson homered for the third straight game , Mike Foltynewicz allowed only one run in six innings and Atlanta beat Philadelphia 15-1 on Sunday to win the three-game series and solidify their NL East lead.

The Braves, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Phillies on Saturday night, won two of three in the series. Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 2 1/2 games in the NL East.

Donaldson said he liked the fight the Braves showed in the series, including in their response to Saturday night’s loss.

“We know how good of a team they are,” Donaldson said. “They know how good of a team that we are. … It was big for us to come back the first night and win and also big for us to come back today … and get the series win.”

The Phillies tried to use a bullpen committee headed by Vince Velasquez for the fifth spot in the rotation, and the results were ugly. Atlanta outhit Philadelphia 19-6.

“A lot of work to do, a lot of discussions to have,” said Phillies manager Gabe Kapler. “No doubt about it, we have to be better.”

Donaldson’s two-run homer in the third off Cole Irvin gave the Braves a 5-0 lead. Donaldson had three hits for the second straight game.

“When he gets it going, he’s that type of guy who can carry you,” said Snitker, who called Donaldson’s bat speed “unbelievable.”

The Braves piled on with five runs in the seventh, when Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer and Ronald Acuna Jr. also homered off Jerad Eickhoff.

 

Bauer pitches 1st shutout as a pro, Indians beat Tigers 8-0

Trevor Bauer has accomplished a lot of things in his career, but there was one box he wasn’t able to check off until Sunday in Detroit.

Bauer pitched his first shutout as a pro, ending the longest winless streak of his career as the Cleveland Indians beat the Tigers 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Bauer (5-6) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked none. This was his 224th start since being drafted out of UCLA, including 166 in the majors.

“I’m only disappointed that my strikeouts lagged a little,” he said. “If you pitch a complete game with 10 strikeouts and no walks, you’re really getting into rarified air.”

“I have some mechanical stuff that was out of whack, but I was able to compensate and go out there and get those results,” he said.

The 28-year-old righty had been 0-5 in his previous eight starts before dominating the Tigers in his third career complete game.

“Any time you go out there and throw nine innings without giving up a run, you are doing a lot of things right,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “He got out of an early jam when it was still 1-0 and then we got him some runs and he settled in.”

Harold Castro hit a leadoff triple in the second, but Bauer stranded him with a popup, a groundball and a strikeout.

“He was a monster out there,” Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He’s such a fierce competitor and he went out there and spun the ball against us. When he needed a fastball, he always had it.”

The Tigers have lost 17 of 19 at home

 

Adams rewards dad’s travels, has 2 HR and 7 RBIs for Nats

Three years ago, Matt Adams’ dad initiated a holiday tradition with his slugging son: No matter where Adams was playing, he would be in the stadium on Father’s Day.

Jamie Adams got a big payoff for his roughly three-hour drive from Pennsylvania this year.

Matt Adams homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs, Anibal Sanchez got his 100th career victory, and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 15-5 on Sunday to split their four-game series.

Adams, Anthony Rendon and Kurt Suzuki homered off Arizona reliever Zack Godley, and Adams added a grand slam against Stefan Crichton in the eighth. Adams tied a career best with two long drives and has nine career multihomer games.

“It’s something special to be able to have a game like this, career-high RBIs and to be able to have him in the stands,” Adams said.

Adam Eaton had three hits and two walks for Washington, which piled up 15 hits while matching its season scoring high.

Arizona went 7-3 on its three-city road trip but allowed its most runs since an 18-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on March 30.

“It was just a dud of a game,” manager Torey Lovullo said.

Sanchez (3-6) pitched six innings, allowing two runs and six hits while striking out three. He is 3-0 with a 1.54 ERA over four starts since returning from the injured list May 29. The 35-year-old is the second Nationals pitcher to reach 100 wins this month. Stephen Strasburg earned his 100th victory on June 4.

 

Rays survive 9th inning Angels’ rally, win 6-5

The Tampa Bay Rays dodged a scare from Mike Trout, and now they’re headed to the Bronx for a most crucial division showdown.

Yandy Diaz hit an RBI single during Tampa Bay’s two-run eighth inning, and the Rays held off Los Angeles’ late rally to beat the Angels 6-5 Sunday.

Trout hit a two-run homer off Diego Castillo in the ninth to make it a one-run game. After Shohei Ohtani singled and went to second on Albert Pujols‘ grounder, Castillo completed his seventh save by striking out Kole Calhoun.

“It’s always good to get a win before you’re heading on a plane,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said.

The Rays are a half-game behind the New York Yankees in the AL East with a three-game series between the teams starting Monday night. The clubs are scheduled to play each other 11 times over the next 33 days.

“It’s always a hostile environment over there,” Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier said. “Those fans, they let you know what they feel, trust me. But it’s also a great thing quieting that crowd anytime you can.”

“Their fans are going to know that we’re head-and-head with their guys,” Kiermaier added. “It’s going to be an electric atmosphere, and we look forward to playing in that.”

Tommy Pham put the Rays ahead 4-3 with a solo shot against Griffin Canning (2-3) in the fifth. The lead grew to 6-3 in the eighth when Diaz got his run-scoring hit and another run scored on wild pitch.

David Fletcher had two RBIs for the Angels (35-37), who haven’t been at .500 since April 15.

 

Donaldson stays hot as Braves overwhelm Phillies 15-1

A mid-June NL East clash between the Phillies and Braves provided clarity for each team.

The Braves gained confidence, with manager Brian Snitker concluding “We’re putting it all together.”

The Phillies were left to acknowledge the lack of depth in their rotation.

Josh Donaldson homered for the third straight game , Mike Foltynewicz allowed only one run in six innings and Atlanta beat Philadelphia 15-1 on Sunday to win the three-game series and solidify their NL East lead.

The Braves, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped with a 6-5 loss to the Phillies on Saturday night, won two of three in the series. Atlanta leads Philadelphia by 2 1/2 games in the NL East.

Donaldson said he liked the fight the Braves showed in the series, including in their response to Saturday night’s loss.

“We know how good of a team they are,” Donaldson said. “They know how good of a team that we are. … It was big for us to come back the first night and win and also big for us to come back today … and get the series win.”

The Phillies tried to use a bullpen committee headed by Vince Velasquez for the fifth spot in the rotation, and the results were ugly. Atlanta outhit Philadelphia 19-6.

“A lot of work to do, a lot of discussions to have,” said Phillies manager Gabe Kapler. “No doubt about it, we have to be better.”

Donaldson’s two-run homer in the third off Cole Irvin gave the Braves a 5-0 lead. Donaldson had three hits for the second straight game.

“When he gets it going, he’s that type of guy who can carry you,” said Snitker, who called Donaldson’s bat speed “unbelievable.”

The Braves piled on with five runs in the seventh, when Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer and Ronald Acuna Jr. also homered off Jerad Eickhoff.

Foltynewicz (2-5) walked five batters but allowed only four hits with six strikeouts. He entered the game with a 6.02 ERA, including a 6.75 mark in his past three starts.

 

No room: Frazier squeezed out of Yanks’ lineup, sent down

Hot-hitting Clint Frazier was squeezed out of the New York Yankees’ powerful lineup and sent down to the minors Sunday, another frustrating episode in what’s been a breakout season for the 24-year-old outfielder.

The Yankees got AL home run leader Edwin Encarnacion in a late-night trade with Seattle, then made the roster move following a 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox. Frazier batted cleanup and went 1 for 5.

Frazier is hitting .283 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs in 53 games, a key factor in helping the Yankees stay within a half-game of Tampa Bay atop the AL East. He was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

“Yeah, pretty surprised,” Frazier said, adding, “It’s a tough pill to swallow. It’s never fun especially with how much I’ve felt like I’ve contributed to this team this year.”

New York opens a three-game series at home against the Rays on Monday night, with Encarnacion set to become the team’s designated hitter. Giancarlo Stanton is expected to come off the injured list on Tuesday and fellow slugging outfielder Aaron Judgemight not be far behind.

The move came two weeks after Frazier made a couple of misplays in a Sunday night loss to Boston at Yankee Stadium. Frazier didn’t talk to the media after the game, and was unapologetic for his stance when he did talk the next day.

That approach didn’t exactly thrill the Yankees. Still, his bat continued to make an impact the Yankees appreciated and needed.

Manager Aaron Boone said it was “very difficult” to tell Frazier about the minor league assignment.

 

Maximum Security beaten in first start since Derby DQ

The Triple Crown series was marked by the unexpected and the whacky 3-year-old season continued when Maximum Security returned to racing for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby.

Sent off as the overwhelming 1-20 favorite, Maximum Security simply got beat. There was no DQ, no runaway horse like in the Preakness or improbable winner like in the Belmont.

It was just an upset marked by a stumble at the start that might have cost Maximum Security the race and left the division wide open.

Second-choice King for a Day stalked Maximum Security from the start, took the lead in the stretch and posted a one-length victory in the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

“I think the next race will be better,” said Jason Servis, the trainer of Maximum Security “We needed to get that of the way. I was glad to get it out of the way even though he got beat.”

It marked the first time Maximum Security has not crossed the finish line first in six career starts, and the stumble might have been the difference.

“It was a tough week,” said Servis, who had debated whether to run Maximum Security because he was not sure he was ready. “He was feeling pretty good this morning. He was jumping and kicking. But the stumble hurt us a lot.”

Maximum Security and regular rider Luis Saez broke from the No. 2 post and quickly recovered from the stumble to take the lead in the field of six 3-year-olds.

Jockey Joe Bravo moved King for a Day from the No. 3 post to his flank and the two made this a two-horse race until the Todd Pletcher-trained winner wore down Maximum Security in the stretch.

 

Bell wins at Iowa for 4th victory of 2019

Christopher Bell won the NASCAR Xfinity series race Sunday at the Iowa Speedway, his fourth victory of the season and second straight in Newton.

Bell led 186 of 250 laps in the No. 20 Toyota to claim his second short track win of 2019 by nearly two seconds. He also won at Bristol in April.

Pole-sitter Cole Custer was second, followed by Justin Allgaier and Harrison Burton. Zane Smith of JR Motorsports was fifth in just his fifth start in the series.

Custer briefly snagged the lead with 32 laps left on a restart, but Bell quickly grabbed it back as the two cars made contact on Bell’s low pass. Bell then held Custer off on a restart with 10 to go by grabbing the high line.

Bell gave Joe Gibbs Racing its fifth win in its last seven starts at Iowa, and Bell was able to celebrate back-to-back wins with his parents in attendance.

“Man, I got to win at Dover (the week before) Mother’s Day weekend…with my mom there. Now I just won on Father’s Day weekend with my dad here,” said Bell, who won for the 12th time in the series. “It was pretty special.”

The first race of Sunday’s doubleheader produced some unexpected drama, as Truck series winner Ross Chastain had his victory taken away from him after his truck failed the post-race inspection.

Bell ensured that the nightcap was largely a snoozer.

Custer won his 10th career pole earlier Sunday and led the first 54 laps. But Bell took over after a restart late in the first stage and won a frame for the seventh time this season.

Bell increased his edge over the next 60 laps, pushing his lead to as much as six seconds to take the second stage as well.

A caution with 72 laps left gave Custer a shot at overtaking Bell. But Bell held Custer off by going high – an approach that appeared to become quite popular this weekend.

 

Biggest winners and losers from Anthony Davis blockbuster trade

The Los Angeles Lakers finally found a running partner for LeBron James. It comes in the form of six-time All-Star Anthony Davis, who is the single most skilled big man in the NBA.

This changes the entire dynamic of the NBA heading into what promises to be a busy summer. There’s so much to look at. Are the Lakers now legit title contenders? What does this mean for the Golden State Warriors out west?

It’s in this that we look at the biggest winners and losers from Saturday’s blockbuster four-player trade between the Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans.

Winner: LeBron James

This goes without saying. King James signed with the Lakers last summer fully expecting them to be able to add a star player. One year later, and that’s come to fruition. James had his Lakers in playoff contention prior to going down to injury on Christmas Day. Now with Davis aboard, we can expect the Lakers to be much better next season. James now has his best running partner since Kyrie Irving.

Loser: Boston Celtics

We credit Celtics general manager Danny Ainge for not getting into a bidding war with the Lakers for Davis. Boston was not going to part with 21-year-old forward Jayson Tatum. Even then, this puts the Celtics in a less-than-ideal scenario. They are already facing lengthy odds in terms of retaining Kyrie Irving in free agency . Being unable to land Davis could expedite matters in that regard. Without Irving or Davis, would the Celtics even be considered contenders back east? We’re not entirely too sure. It all depends on the growth of Tatum and Jaylen Brown.

Winner: New Orleans Pelicans

Everyone knew that the Pelicans had Davis on the block. They were going to lose him for nothing following the 2019-20 season. Getting three young players and three first-round picks back in return has to be seen as a win. Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart will likely start next season next to Jrue Holiday and Zion Williamson. Meanwhile, New Orleans could turn Lonzo Ball into more assets in a trade. That doesn’t even take into account the fourth overall pick in next week’s NBA Draft. General manager David Griffin is building something big.

Loser: Golden State Warriors

Following serious injuries to Kevin Durant (Achilles) and Klay Thompson (torn ACL), the Warriors are already facing a difficult road ahead to earn a sixth consecutive NBA Finals appearance. That’s now magnified with a division rival adding one of the game’s best players. Davis and LeBron teaming up with one another will relegate Golden State to second-tier status in the Pacific Division. That’s one of the biggest takeaways here.

Winner: Los Angeles Lakers

By adding Davis to the mix ahead of free agency, the Lakers have set themselves up well to sign a max-contract player once the calendar turns to July. Stars are going to be lining up to team up with King James and AD. How will the Lakers handle this new-found interest in them? Does the Davis trade make it more likely someone like Kyrie Irving heads to Los Angeles? Maybe Jimmy Butler makes sense. Either way, the options are now seemingly endless.

Loser: LaVar Ball

For all the talking over the past couple years, Mr. Ball has to be considered a loser. Lonzo was going to lead the Lakers to multiple championships. His other son was going to be better than LeBron James. The former UCLA standout was held back by former head coach Luke Walton. The list goes on and on. But now, Mr. Ball is going to have to eat his words. It’s not known if Lonzo will head to New Orleans or another city. But no matter what, the days of the older Ball getting away with what we saw in Southern California are over.

 

Lakers will make Kemba Walker top target after Davis trade?

The Los Angeles Lakers are getting Anthony Davis in the fold, but they know they’ll need more help to turn themselves into a championship contender. It appears they’re ready to pursue that help.

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Lakers will make Kemba Walker a top target in free agency after acquiring Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans.

Neither LeBron James nor Davis is an elite perimeter shooter. Walker is more of a threat, a 35.7% career three-point shooter who has come close to 40% on occasion.

The Lakers know that they’ll need more firepower. They might prefer Kawhi Leonard, but there are signs that he would prefer the Clippers instead. Walker won’t be an easy pursuit either, as he’s given indications that he’d be perfectly comfortable staying right where he is. Perhaps the opportunity to play with James and Davis would change his mind.

 

Celtics reportedly refused to include Jayson Tatum in Anthony Davis offer

Anthony Davis slipped through the hands of the Boston Celtics, and one young player in particular appeared to be a deal breaker of sorts.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Saturday that the Celtics refused to include forward Jayson Tatum in trade talks with the New Orleans Pelicans for Davis, who was ultimately dealt to the rival Los Angeles Lakers instead.

Tatum, 21, who averaged 15.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season, is perhaps the most coveted asset on the Celtics roster. He also cannot hit restricted free agency until summer 2021.

In fairness to Boston, Davis did not seem interested in playing there, so it would make little sense to part with a cost-controlled potential franchise cornerstone (who is five years younger to boot) for a one-year rental.

 

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

OAKMONT, Pa.-Jack Nicklaus, a 22-year-old rookie professional, beat Arnold Palmer by three strokes in an 18-hole golf playoff today and won the sixty-second United States Open championship. Nicklaus scored a par 71, Palmer a 74. Although the husky 200-pounder from Columbus, Ohio, learned at the age of 16 how to outscore professional golfers by winning the Ohio open, the triumph this afternoon over the 6,894-yard Oakmont Country Club course was his first since he left the amateur ranks last November.
In beating the favored Palmer, Nicklaus became the first man to take the Open in his initial season as a pro. The extra session proved a surprise to a partisan gallery of 11,000, which called constantly, “Come on, Arnie.” But the crowd failed to rattle Nicklaus, who outdrove his illustrious rival and outputted him on the undulating greens of this rugged course. At the end of six holes, Nicklaus had a four-stroke lead. Presently, however, as almost everyone expected, Palmer put on one of his characteristic rallies. This one accounted for birdies on the ninth, eleventh and twelfth holes and reduced Nicklaus’s margin to one stroke. Unfortunately for Palmer, who won the 1960 Open at Denver when Nicklaus was second as an amateur, the rally could not be sustained.
Nicklaus and Palmer had ended the regulation seventy-two holes yesterday tied for first with scores of 283. Today, there were some moments of confusion, but Nicklaus appeared to be calmer and more relaxed in what was a duel that tested emotions as well as golfing skills. Some of the tension was shown at the eighteenth, where Palmer conceded Nicklaus the title before the latter had holed out. Nicklaus had called for a ruling after driving into the rough when he found his ball lodged in a bad spot. He was ordered to continue and did so after Palmer had knocked his second short of the bunker to the right, below the green.
After a recovery wedge, Nicklaus pitched a No. 9 iron to the green and putted close. Palmer, on with his third, then putted and missed. After he again knocked his ball toward the cup, Palmer picked up the coin that Nicklaus had used to mark his place on the green and offered congratulations to the new champion. But as Nicklaus was surrounded by well-wishers, he was reminded that he had not holed out. The happy Ohioan complied by going back and tapping in a tiny putt for the 5 that officially made him one of the youngest champions ever to win the game’s most cherished honor.
Despite his youth, Nicklaus isn’t the youngest to win this title. That honor went to Horace Rawlins, the first winner, who was 19 when he won in 1895 at Newport, R.I. Bobby Jones was 21 when he won the first of his four Opens in 1923.

 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1915      Cubs right-hander reliever George Washington Zabel, called into the game with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, throws 18 and 1/3 innings of the Cubs’ 4-3 victory over the Robins at Chicago’s West Side Park. ‘Zip,’ establishing the major league record for the longest relief stint in one game, beats Brooklyn starter Jeff Pfeffer, who tosses a 19-inning complete-game.

1941      In the Yankees’ 8-7 loss to Chicago, Joe DiMaggio’s hitting streak is extended to 30 straight games when his seventh-inning grounder takes a bad hop off Luke Appling’s shoulder. The ‘Yankee Clipper’s’ fortunate hit also breaks the team’s record for hits in consecutive games, previously held by Roger Peckinpaugh (1919) and Earle Combs (1931), who both had 29.

1942      During the second game of a twin bill in Boston, Paul Waner, standing on first base, gestures to the official scorer, Jerry Moore of the Boston Globe, not to credit him with a hit on the ground ball in the hole that was knocked down by Reds shortstop Eddie Joost. ‘Big Poison’ doesn’t want a questionable roller to be his historic 3000th hit, which the Braves right-fielder will collect with a clean single after tomorrow’s off day.

1943      Red Sox player-manager Joe Cronin hits a three-run pinch homer in both games of a doubleheader, becoming the first major leaguer to come off the bench to go deep in each end of a twin bill. Boston defeats Philadelphia in the opener 5-4 but drops the nightcap at Fenway Park, 8-7.

1944      Although he will continue to play in the minor leagues until 1955, Ed Levy appears in his 40th and final game of his three-year tenure in the major leagues. The Irish Catholic first baseman, born as Edward Clarence Whitner in 1911, is asked to start using his stepfather’s surname by Yankee team president Ed Barrow to help the club attract more Jewish fans to the Bronx ballpark.

1956      Joe Adcock’s ninth-inning home run off Brooklyn right-hander Ed Roebuck, his second round-tripper of the game, proves to be the game-winner in the Braves’ 5-4 victory over the Dodgers. The blast to left field, which clears an 83-foot wall at the 350-foot mark, is believed to the only homer ever to land on the roof at Ebbets Field.

1956      Fred Haney, named yesterday to replace Charlie Grimm, wins two games in his managerial debut with the Braves when the team sweeps a doubleheader against the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 5-4 and 3-1, starting a streak of 11 consecutive victories. The club’s former coach will compile a 341-231 (.596) record, guiding Milwaukee to two pennants and a world championship during his four seasons at the helm.

1958      Ossie Virgil, who became the first black to play for the Tigers 11 days ago, goes 5-for-5 in his first home game at Briggs Stadium. The Dominican’s performance helps Detroit to beat the Senators, 9-2.

1960      Ted Williams becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit 500 career home runs when he goes deep off the Tribe’s moundsman Wayne Hawkins. ‘Teddy Ballgame’s’ two-run blast proves to be the difference when the Red Sox beat the Indians at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium, 3-1.

1962      In a play that is emblematic of the struggling Mets, first baseman Marv Throneberry’s apparent first inning triple becomes an out on an appeal play for missing second base in an 8-7 loss to the Cubs at the Polo Grounds. When New York manager Casey Stengel questions the call, he is told by the umpire, according to legend, “Don’t bother arguing, Casey, he missed first base, too.”

1962      Gene Woodling becomes the first major leaguer to play for both the Yankees and the Mets. In his National League debut, the 38 year-old outfielder goes 2-for-4, scoring two runs for the new expansion team in an 8-7 loss to the Cubs at the Polo Grounds.

1962      In the second inning of Game 1 of a twin bill against the Yankees, the bottom of the Indians’ lineup, Jerry Kindall, Bubba Phillips, and Jim Mahoney, hit consecutive home runs, helping Dick Donovan improve his record to 10-2. The Tribe also takes the nightcap to complete a four-game sweep of the World Champs, much to the delight of the largest home crowd in eight seasons.

1970      At Candlestick Park, Willie Mays (615) and Ernie Banks (504) both homer in the Cubs’ 6-1 victory over the Giants. It is the first time in baseball history two players with 500 career home runs have gone deep in the same game.

1971      Don Kessinger goes 6-for-6, stroking five singles and a double. The Cubs leadoff hitter’s perfect performance at the plate contributes to the team’s 7-6 ten-inning victory over the Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

1974      After completing the first 1000 games in franchise history with a winning percentage of .332, the Mets compile a 517-482-1 record in their next thousand contests. During the span, that includes Tom Seaver winning 12% of the team’s victories, New York wins two National League pennants and a World championship.

1976      At Shea Stadium, Dave Kingman hits a walk-off homer to give the Mets a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers. Sky King’s game-ending blast comes off Charlie Hough in the 14th inning.

1978      Inspired by Ron Guidry’s performance of striking out 15 Angels in six innings and finishing the game with 18 Ks to establish a new American League mark for southpaws, the crowd at Yankee Stadium initiates a new baseball tradition when they begin to rhythmically clap each time there are two strikes on the batter. The left-hander’s performance in the 4-0 victory over California will lead the team’s television announcer, Phil Rizzuto, to coin a new nickname, referring to the Lafayette native as ‘Louisiana Lightning’.

1980      Indians’ GM Jim Campbell announces the team has temporarily closed a 10,500 seat area in the bleachers at Cleveland Stadium due to the behavior of some rowdy fans, who pelted Milwaukee’s outfielders Gorman Thomas and Sixto Lezcano with miscellaneous objects during yesterday’s 5-3 loss to the Brew Crew. The Tribe will reopen the section at the end of the month, after putting in place tighter security and limiting the sale of beer.

1987      Dick Howser, former manager of the Royals and Yankees, loses his courageous battle against cancer, succumbing to a brain tumor. After three surgeries to remove the disease, the 51 year-old frail-looking skipper had tried to make a comeback with Kansas City, but had to resign after one day of spring-training workouts, becoming physically too weak to perform his duties.

1992      Dodger farmhand Mike Piazza, believing he was low balled in his contract negations, takes exception to the team giving a reported bonus of $500,00 to top draft pick Ryan Luzinski, a 220-pound catcher from Holy Cross High in Delran, New Jersey who will never play in a major league game. Next season, Piazza will be selected as the National League’s Rookie of the Year, and will hit .331 in seven seasons for LA.

1993      Baseball owners vote overwhelmingly, 26-2, in favor of expanding the playoffs for the first time since 1969. The new system, beginning in 1994, will double the number of teams that qualify for postseason play to eight by realigning each league to three divisions and adding two wild-card teams.

2001      Blake Stein ties an American League record when he records eight consecutive strikeouts in the Royals’ 5-2 loss to the Brewers at Miller Park. The right-hander’s streak started with striking out Richie Sexson for the last out of the first inning and ended after he fanned Mark Loretta to start the fourth frame.

2003      Mets starter Jae Seo and two relief pitchers, David Weathers and Armando Benitez, combine to one-hit Florida, 5-0. The contest is the third consecutive one-hitter the team has been involved in; Steve Trachsel limited the Angels to one single two days ago, and last night, Dontrelle Willis beat New York, 1-0, yielding just one safety.

2003      The Phillies enter into a 25-year naming rights agreement to call their new home Citizens Bank Park, promoting one of the nation’s largest commercial holding companies. At Philadelphia’s newest ballpark, a gigantic Liberty Bell, towering 100 feet above street level, will come to life after every Phillies homer.

2004      At New Hampshire’s Holman Stadium, the Nashua Pride of the independent Atlantic League celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Watergate break-in by giving away Richard Nixon bobbleheads to the first 1,000 fans in attendance. The minor league promotion, which included free entrance to anyone named Woodward or Bernstein and eighteen and a half minutes of silence to match the time of the gap in the infamous Watergate tape, had no reports of stolen signs during the game.

Nixon Bobblehead

2005      In a 13-6 loss to Cleveland, the Diamondbacks become the first team since 1969 to allow ten runs in an inning in consecutive games. The eventual World Champion Mets accomplished the dubious feat in just one day, when Houston swept a doubleheader at Shea Stadium.

2007      Columbus Clippers outfielder Brandon Watson, with a base hit against the Ottawa Lynx, extends his International League hitting streak to 43 games, breaking a 95 year-old International League record. The Nationals farmhand surpasses the mark set by Jack Lelivelt in 1912, when he played for the Rochester Hustlers.

2007      At the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Blue Jay Frank Thomas strokes his record-setting 244th round-tripper as a designated hitter in a 4-2 loss to Washington. The third-inning solo shot off Micah Bowie moves the 39 year-old veteran past Edgar Martinez for the most home runs hit by a DH in major league history.

2008      In the Mariners’ 5-4 win over Florida at Safeco Field, Felix Hernandez strikes out the side on nine pitches to become the 13th pitcher in American League history to throw an immaculate inning. King Felix’s fourth frame victims include Jeremy Hermida (swinging), Jorge Cantu (swinging), and Mike Jacobs (looking).

2008      Cecil Cooper of the Astros and Ron Gardenhire of the Twins become the first two managers to be fined by Major League Baseball for failing to comply with pace of game regulations. Last month, all the teams were asked to help enforce existing rules in an effort to decrease the amount of time it takes to complete a big league contest.

2008      After a 9-6 victory against the Angels in the first game of a West Coast road trip, the Mets fire manager Willie Randolph, pitching coach Rick Peterson, and first base coach Tom Nieto, shortly after 3 a.m. Eastern time. The team’s 18th manager, who compiled a 302-253 record in 3+ seasons with New York, will be replaced by bench coach Jerry Manuel on an interim basis until the end of the season.

2009      At the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Astros catcher Ivan Rodriguez passes Carlton Fisk for the most games caught in a career when he makes his 2,227th appearance behind the plate. The veteran backstop, also known as Pudge, establishes the mark against the Rangers, the team he broke in with as a 19 year-old in 1991.

2009      Fans attending tonight’s game at Fenway Park will have an opportunity to win food and prizes, along with one lucky patron, sitting 500 feet from the plate, receiving a pair of tickets for a future contest. The Red Sox are treating their fans to celebrate the 500th straight sellout at home, a streak begun on May 15, 2003, in which almost 18 million have seen the club compile a 326-173 record over the first 499 games of the record span.

2013      Max Scherzer becomes the second Tiger starter in the 104-year history of the franchise to begin the season at 10-0 when Detroit beats Baltimore at Comerica Park, 5-1. George Mullin, known as Wabash to his teammates, started the 1909 season with an 11-0 record, en route to a 29-8 record for the eventual American League champs.

2014      With their ninth straight victory, the Royals take over the lead in the American League Central, beating last year’s Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, and the Tigers at Comerica Park, 11-4. The last time Kansas City had sole possession of first place after playing 70 games was on June 25, 1980, when they led Chicago by 8.5 in the AL West, en route to winning the American League pennant.

 

SPORTS BIRTHDAY’S

1861 Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)

1881 Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, born in Hanover, Ontario (d. 1955)

1902 Alec Hurwood, Australian cricketer (d. 1982)

1923 Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsch, AAFC, NFL halfback, end (LA Rams)

1929 Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)

1930 Brian Statham, cricketer

1930 James Gathers, Sumter SC, 200m runner (Olympic bronze 1952)

1932 Derek Ibbotson, 5K runner (Olympic bronze 1956)

1938 Judy Kimball, American golfer (US Women’s PGA C’ship 1962), born in Sioux City, Iowa

1940 Bobby Bell, NFL linebacker (KC Chiefs)

1944 Chucho Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), born in Nuevo Valle de Moreno, Mexico (d. 2013)

1945 Eddy Merckx, Belgian cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)

1945 Tony Roche, Australian tennis player/coach French Open 1966, Australian Davis Cup captain), born in Wagga Wagga, NSW

1948 David Concepcion, Venezuela, all star shortstop (Cincinnati Reds)

1950 Cathy Sherk, Canadian golfer (Canadian Women’s PGA C’ship 1988, 90-91), born in Bancroft, Ontario

1952 Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive

1956 Nick Cook, English cricketer (left arm slow bowler in 15 Tests 1983-89), born in Leicester

1962 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois

1963 Kevin Glover, NFL center (Detroit Lions), born in Washington D.C.

1964 Michael Gross, German swimmer (3 Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Frankfurt, Germany

1964 Steve Rhodes, cricketer (England wicket-keeper 1994-95)

1964 Rinaldo Capello, Italian racing driver

1965 Dan Jansen, West Allis Wisc, speed skater (Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92)

1965 Danny McManus, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)

1965 Dermontti Dawson, NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers)

1965 Gianluca Pozzi, Bari Italy, tennis star (1991 Brisbane)

1965 Mike Magnante, pitcher (KC Royals), born in Glendale, California

1965 Ray Seals, NFL defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers, Carolina Panthers)

1966 Clare Look-Jaeger, high jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1966 Fred Barnett, NFL wide receiver (Philadelphia Eagles)

1967 Keith Sims, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)

1967 Robyn Meagher, Antigonish Nova Scotia, 5k runner (Olympics 1996)

1967 Terry Davis, NBA forward/center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards)

1969 Karen Nystrom, ice hockey forward (Canada, Olympic silver 1998)

1969 Patric Kjellberg, hockey forward (Team Sweden Olympics 1998)

1969 Paul Tergat, Kenyan athlete

1970 Jason Hanson, NFL kicker (Detroit Lions)

1970 Ron “Popeye” Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee

1970 Stephane Fiset, NHL goalie (Colorado Avalanche), born in Montreal, Quebec

1971 Tripp Schwenk, American 100m/200m backstroke (Olympic silver 1996)

1972 Dirk-Jan Derksen, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)

1972 James McKnight, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawks)

1973 Leander Paes, Indian tennis player

1974 Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer

1975 Petra Vaarakallio, ice hockey center (Finland, Olympics 1998)

1976 Sven Nys, Belgian mountainbiker & cyclo-crosser

1977 Mark Tauscher, American football player

1978 Isabelle Delobel, French European ice dancer

1979 Cawey Schau, canoeist (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington

1979 Nick Rimando, American soccer player

1980 Andee Pickens, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

1980 Brittney McConn, Largo Fla, figure skater (1997 Eastern Sr champ)

1980 Venus Williams, American tennis star considered one of the all-time greats of women’s tennis, born in Lynwood, California

1981 Kyle Boller, American football quarterback

1981 Shane Watson, Australian Test cricket all-rounder (2005-2015), born in Ipswich, Queensland

1982 Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player

1985 Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot professional tennis player

1985 Rafael Sóbis, Brazilian footballer

1988 Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player

 

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
NY Yankees 43 27 .614 22 – 13 21 – 14 19 – 7 12 – 11 6 – 5 5 – 5 W 2
Tampa Bay 43 28 .606 0.5 20 – 18 23 – 10 15 – 11 13 – 8 6 – 5 5 – 5 W 1
Boston 39 34 .534 5.5 17 – 17 22 – 17 16 – 14 9 – 5 12 – 12 6 – 4 W 5
Toronto 26 45 .366 17.5 12 – 22 14 – 23 8 – 13 8 – 14 8 – 7 3 – 7 W 1
Baltimore 21 50 .296 22.5 9 – 28 12 – 22 10 – 23 5 – 14 4 – 9 2 – 8 L 5
Central
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Minnesota 47 23 .671 23 – 11 24 – 12 14 – 6 16 – 7 14 – 6 7 – 3 L 1
Cleveland 37 33 .529 10 20 – 17 17 – 16 12 – 6 13 – 14 8 – 8 7 – 3 W 3
Chi White Sox 34 36 .486 13 20 – 17 14 – 19 12 – 15 18 – 14 3 – 4 5 – 5 L 2
Detroit 25 43 .368 21 11 – 24 14 – 19 9 – 8 12 – 17 1 – 8 2 – 8 L 4
Kansas City 23 48 .324 24.5 14 – 23 9 – 25 5 – 12 11 – 18 5 – 15 4 – 6 W 1
West
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Houston 48 24 .667 27 – 11 21 – 13 12 – 7 12 – 9 21 – 6 6 – 4 L 1
Texas 38 33 .535 9.5 24 – 12 14 – 21 6 – 4 5 – 2 19 – 20 6 – 4 L 1
Oakland 36 36 .500 12 19 – 17 17 – 19 8 – 12 8 – 1 17 – 20 5 – 5 L 1
LA Angels 35 37 .486 13 19 – 18 16 – 19 8 – 6 7 – 8 14 – 21 5 – 5 L 1
Seattle 31 44 .413 18.5 13 – 22 18 – 22 4 – 7 9 – 11 18 – 22 5 – 5 W 1

 

National League
East
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Atlanta 42 30 .583 22 – 16 20 – 14 12 – 9 15 – 7 11 – 12 9 – 1 W 1
Philadelphia 39 32 .549 2.5 23 – 14 16 – 18 16 – 11 11 – 9 7 – 9 5 – 5 L 1
NY Mets 34 37 .479 7.5 20 – 14 14 – 23 18 – 13 5 – 12 7 – 9 5 – 5 L 1
Washington 33 38 .465 8.5 17 – 17 16 – 21 15 – 15 5 – 11 10 – 11 5 – 5 W 1
Miami 25 44 .362 15.5 13 – 25 12 – 19 9 – 22 5 – 14 6 – 4 2 – 8 L 1
Central
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 40 31 .563 22 – 13 18 – 18 14 – 8 18 – 10 6 – 8 6 – 4 W 1
Chi Cubs 39 32 .549 1 24 – 11 15 – 21 10 – 7 13 – 11 10 – 9 5 – 5 L 1
St. Louis 36 34 .514 3.5 20 – 13 16 – 21 14 – 12 15 – 17 5 – 2 5 – 5 W 1
Pittsburgh 32 39 .451 8 13 – 18 19 – 21 6 – 7 12 – 14 7 – 16 2 – 8 W 1
Cincinnati 31 38 .449 8 16 – 17 15 – 21 9 – 7 11 – 17 8 – 9 4 – 6 W 1
West
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
LA Dodgers 48 24 .667 28 – 8 20 – 16 11 – 3 19 – 11 17 – 7 5 – 5 W 1
Colorado 37 34 .521 10.5 22 – 15 15 – 19 10 – 12 7 – 6 13 – 12 5 – 5 L 1
Arizona 38 35 .521 10.5 14 – 16 24 – 19 10 – 7 8 – 5 11 – 19 7 – 3 L 1
San Diego 35 37 .486 13 18 – 20 17 – 17 10 – 10 4 – 7 16 – 17 4 – 6 W 1
San Francisco 30 39 .435 16.5 15 – 21 15 – 18 4 – 9 6 – 7 14 – 16 5 – 5 L 1