HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-SEMISTATE

4A

Columbus East 10 Avon 3

Hamilton Southeastern 4 Mishawaka 2

 

3A

Edgewood 2 Silver Creek 1

Andrean 5 Yorktown 0

 

2A

Southridge 7 South Vermillion 0

Alexandria – Monroe 9 Whiting 0

 

1A

University 4 Tecumseh 1

Washington Township 13 Rossville 8

 

 

STATE SOFTBALL-FINALS

1A

Indianapolis Lutheran 4 Pioneer 1

2A

Bremen 2 Tecumseh 1

3A

New Palestine 10 Yorktown 0 (7)

4A

Center Grove 1 Leo 0

 

INDIANA/KENTUCKY ALL-STAR SERIES

BOYS

Indiana 120 Kentucky 74

 GIRLS

Indiana 76 Kentucky 71 OT

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Arizona 6 Toronto 0

Tampa Bay 9 Boston 2

Texas 10 Oakland 5

Chicago White Sox 2 Kansas City 0

Cleveland 8 NY Yankees 4

Detroit 9 Minnesota 3

Baltimore 4 Houston 1

Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 1

Milwaukee 5 Pittsburgh 3

Atlanta 1 Miami 0

Boston 5 Tampa Bay 1

Texas 3 Oakland 1

LA Angels 12 Seattle 3

Chicago Cubs 9 St. Louis 4

NY Mets 5 Colorado 3

LA Dodgers 7 San Francisco 2

Washington 4 San Diego 1

 

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Toledo 3 Indianapolis 2

Toledo 8 Indianapolis 2

Dayton 8 Fort Wayne 4

Great Lakes 8 South Bend 3

 

Richmond Roosters

Franklin Cougars 1 Richmond 0 (11)

Franklin Cougars 3 Richmond 2

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL-SUPER REGIONALS

Arkansas 11 Mississippi 2

Louisville 12 East Carolina 0 (Louisville advances to the College World Series)

Auburn 11 North Carolina 7

Florida State 6 LSU 4

Oklahoma State 6 Texas Tech 5

Mississippi State 6 Stanford 2

Vanderbilt 3 Duke 0

UCLA 5 Michigan 4 (12)

 

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

San Jose 2 FC Dallas 2

Philadelphia 3 New York 2

Colorado 1 Minnesota 0

 

WNBA

Los Angeles 89 Minnesota 85

 

RBC Canadian Open (PGA)

Pos Name Score Thru
1t R. McIlroy -13 18
1t W. Simpson -13 18
1t M. Kuchar -13 18
4t S. Lowry -12 18
4t A. Hadwin -12 18
4t B. Snedeker -12 18
7 H. Stenson -10 18
8 M. Hughes -9 18
9t J. Byrd -8 18
9t E. van Rooyen -8 18

 

 

WOMEN’S FRENCH OPEN

It’s a Barty party: Australian wins 1st major at French Open

Ash Barty knew she needed a break from tennis, from the pressure and expectations, from the week-in, week-out grind. So she stepped away in 2014 and wound up trying her hand at cricket, joining a professional team at home in Australia.

After almost two years away, Barty was pulled back to the tour. Good choice. Now she’s a Grand Slam champion.

Taking control right from the start of the French Open final and never really letting go, the No. 8-seeded Barty capped a quick-as-can-be rise in her return to the sport by beating unseeded 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-3 Saturday for her first major championship.

“I never closed any doors, saying, `I’m never playing tennis again.’ For me, I needed time to step away, to live a normal life because this tennis life certainly isn’t normal. I think I needed time to grow as a person, to mature,” Barty said.

And as for why she came back three years ago?

“I missed the competition. I missed the 1-on-1 battle, the ebbs and the flows, the emotions you get from winning and losing matches,” said Barty, who will jump to a career-best No. 2 in the rankings Monday behind Naomi Osaka. “They are so unique and you can only get them when you’re playing and when you put yourself out on the line and when you become vulnerable and try and do things that no one thinks of.”

That last part is an apt description of how she approaches each point, looking for just the right angle or speed, understanding where an opponent might be most vulnerable at any given moment. After using her slice backhand, topspin forehand and kick serve to do just that to Vondrousova, she called it a “kind of `Ash Barty brand’ of tennis.”

Vondrousova’s take?

“She’s mixing things up. And she has a huge serve,” Vondrousova said. “So it’s all, like, very tough to play against.”

 

MEN’S FRENCH OPEN

Djokovic Slam run ends at French; Thiem vs. Nadal in final

Novak Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended in the French Open semifinals because he made some odd strategic choices, because the wild weather bothered him, because the chair umpire got under his skin.

Mostly, though, because Dominic Thiem managed to outperform Djokovic at his own brand of defense-to-offense, speed-and-power baseline game.

Thiem put an end to the No. 1-ranked Djokovic’s bid for a fourth consecutive major championship Saturday with a dramatic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 victory in a wind-whipped and rain-interrupted match that spanned more than four hours over two days.

“I don’t want to point out some reasons or find excuses for this loss,” said Djokovic, who had won nine of his past 10 five-setters and was 29-9 overall in such matches. “I mean, he took it, he won it, and well done to him.”

It wasn’t easy. Shouldn’t be against Djokovic, who kept digging holes for himself and climbing out.

Thiem wasted two match points with quick unforced errors when serving for the victory at 5-3 in the fifth, but he made his third chance count, smacking a forehand winner to break Djokovic in the last game.

“An epic match. I mean, so many ups and downs. And rain, going back to the locker, on court again. Somehow I had the feeling that I had the lead in the whole match, and then at the end, it got so tough,” Thiem said. “Both of us, we could win, and I luckily got the better in the end.”

Djokovic was stopped two victories short of collecting his fourth consecutive major championship, a run that began on the grass at Wimbledon last July, then continued on the hard courts of the U.S. Open and Australian Open.

Instead, it is Thiem, an Austrian ranked No. 4, who now gets a chance to win his first Grand Slam trophy on the red clay of Roland Garros.

Thiem will face 11-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s final. Nadal won that one, part of an 8-4 lead for the Spaniard in their head-to-head series.

 

BELMONT STAKES

Another Triple Crown surprise: Sir Winston takes Belmont

Sir Winston gave the Triple Crown another unexpected turn, rallying to capture the Belmont Stakes on Saturday in a 10-1 upset.

The win gave trainer Mark Casse the final two jewels in the showcase for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. He won the Preakness with War of Will, who was expected to battle favored Tacitus in the 1 1/2 mile Belmont.

Instead, Casse’s other’s colt took the lead after a ground-saving ride by Joel Rosario and held off Tacitus by a length. Long shot Joevia finished third and Tax was fourth.

The Triple Crown grind caught up to War of Will, who ran in all three races. He finished ninth in the 10-horse field.

The Belmont capped an entertaining Triple Crown highlighted by a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a horse without a rider in the Preakness. It sparked interest in thoroughbred racing despite no possibility of the third Triple Crown winner in five years, coming on the heels of Justify last year and American Pharoah in 2015.

The Belmont was a jockey’s race and Rosario was the right rider on a horse full of run.

Breaking from the No. 7 post, Rosario guided the chestnut colt to the rail for an energy-saving trip. Sir Winston was eighth for the first half-mile and then started to rally on the final turn.

Up front, 21-1 long shot Joevia continued to set the pace with Tax closely tracking. In the stretch, Rosario angled Sir Winston – named for Winston Churchill – off the rail and slightly bothered stablemate War of Will.

This time, there was no inquiry or objection. Sir Winston surged to the lead and held off a late run from Tacitus, who had an extremely wide trip under jockey Jose Ortiz.

The second-place finish denied trainer Bill Mott two-thirds of the Triple Crown. His Country House was awarded first place in the Kentucky Derby.

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Pivetta goes the distance, Phillies beat Reds 4-1

Nick Pivetta went the distance for the first time and got his first water cooler shower.

Pivetta struck out six in his first career complete game, Jay Bruce got another big hit and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 Saturday.

Pivetta (4-1) allowed six hits in his third start since his demotion to the minors. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA since being recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

“It was special,” Pivetta said. “It’s a feat but still have a lot more goals at hand.”

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said Pivetta benefited from his brief demotion.

“The experience was a humbling one,” Kapler said. “Since then, he’s done exactly what we’ve asked. He’s pounded the zone, forced the opposition to put the ball in play. His curve is sharper, he’s more aggressive, assertive with his fastball. He’s more determined, more focused.”

J.T. Realmuto hit a solo homer and Bruce ripped a two-run single for the NL East leaders. Bruce is 8 for 18 with four homers and 11 RBIs in five games since the Phillies acquired him in a trade with Seattle.

Reds starter Tanner Roark (4-5) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings.

“None of us like it when we don’t score and we don’t accept it.” Reds manager David Bell said.

Pivetta retired 17 straight batters after allowing two hits to start the game. He hadn’t gone more than 7 1/3 innings in his previous 64 career starts.

“I focused on getting better each day, one pitch at a time,” Pivetta said. “Still have to keep going.”

 

Caratini helps rally Cubs past Cardinals 9-4

Victor Caratini and Chicago Cubs rallied from an early deficit and extended their mastery over the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

Pinch-hitting for starting pitcher Jon Lester, Caratini hit a tiebreaking bases-loaded double in Chicago’s four-run sixth inning and the Cubs beat St. Louis 9-4 Saturday night.

Caratini lined the first pitch from John Gant to left field. Marcell Ozuna attempted a sliding catch, but the ball dropped and rolled to the wall, allowing three runs to score.

“Acting as if it’s your third or fourth at-bat of the day and just being aggressive is the key, at least for me,” Caratini said through a translator. “Honestly, I was just really happy I was able to contribute to us getting a win.”

Lester was in the on-deck circle before manager Joe Maddon sent out Caratini with no outs and game tied at 4.

“You’ve got to do something with that at-bat and Jon ended up with the win because of the way we straightened things out,” Maddon said.

Kyle Schwarber followed with a double to drive in Caratini, and the Cubs won for the fifth time in six games since being swept in a three-game series at St. Louis last weekend. Chicago improved to 5-0 against the Cardinals at home this season.

Schwarber’s 12th homer tied it at 4 in the fourth. Javier Baez had a triple and two RBIs as Chicago remained percentage points ahead of Milwaukee in first place in the NL Central.

 

Giolito dominant in 7th straight win as White Sox top Royals

Lucas Giolito hasn’t lost or given up more than three runs in a start since mid-April. The Royals have been striking out at an alarming rate.

Given those trends, Giolito’s latest dominant outing wasn’t much of a surprise.

Giolito worked into the eighth inning and had a career-high 11 strikeouts – all in the first five innings – to win his seventh consecutive start, outdueling Brad Keller as the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 2-0 on Saturday.

“Giolito’s tough on everybody right now,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He has changed his whole delivery over the last year and a half, two years. Now he’s shortened up his arm stroke and his changeup is dynamic. It’s a plus-plus changeup. He’s got great arm speed. His slider’s a plus slider. Anywhere from 93 to 96 (mph) with his fastball, with command. He’s just kind of come into his own and quite frankly has developed into one of the best pitchers in this league.”

Giolito (9-1) allowed three hits and two walks in 7 2/3 innings and lowered his ERA to 2.28. He has allowed no more than one run in six of his seven straight wins. Giolito went 10-13 with a 6.13 ERA in 2018, his first full season.

The hottest pitcher in baseball said he was merely executing catcher James McCann’s game plan.

“I threw a lot of fastballs and sliders, because I’m usually fastball/changeup heavy,” Giolito said. “They had some righties in the lineup, so we waited until the fourth inning. We were able to keep them off-balance and get a lot of weak contact.”

Or no contact at all.

Giolito recorded eight consecutive outs via strikeout from the start of the second inning until he retired Nicky Lopez on a foul pop to end the fourth. Then he struck out the side again in a perfect fifth.

The Royals have seen him more than anyone – he’s 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA in four starts against Kansas City this season.

 

Mercado homers off Sabathia, Indians beat Yankees 8-4

Rookie Oscar Mercado hit a two-run homer off CC Sabathia to break a fifth-inning tie and the Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees 8-4 on Saturday.

Roberto Perez homered in his fourth straight game for Cleveland. The Indians have won four of five on their homestand against AL division leaders New York and Minnesota.

Didi Gregorius hit a home run in his second game back with New York this season. The Yankees have lost five of six.

Sabathia, denied the 250th win of his career for the second straight outing, appeared to injure his leg fielding a groundball earlier in the fifth. The 38-year-old left-hander was removed after the fifth, allowing four runs.

Sabathia (3-3) was on the injured list from May 23-June 2 with right knee inflammation.

Mercado, who hit his third home run since being called up May 14, pumped his fist after rounding first base and giving his team the lead.

Perez and Kevin Plawecki homered off Jonathan Holder in the sixth. Perez also had an RBI double in the fourth.

Adam Plutko (2-1), called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game, retired 16 of the final 17 hitters he faced following Gregorius’ two-run homer in the first. The right-hander sent down the last 10 hitters, giving up two runs in six innings.

Sabathia appeared to injure his leg fielding Plawecki’s high chopper to the left of the mound to begin the fifth. Sabathia got to the ball quickly and made a strong throw to first for the out, but came up limping.

Manager Aaron Boone and a team trainer went to the mound and spoke to Sabathia, who remained in the game. Leonys Martin flied out to deep right for the second out, but Francisco Lindor doubled past third base. Mercado drove a 2-2 pitch to right.

 

Seager makes Giants’ strategy backfire in Dodgers’ 7-2 win

Corey Seager didn’t question the San Francisco Giants’ strategy of avoiding the National League’s most dangerous hitter. He just made sure it backfired.

Seager had three of his four hits and three of his four RBIs following intentional walks to Cody Bellinger, and the Los Angeles Dodgers went on to beat the Giants 7-2 on Saturday.

“The situation called for it,” he said. “What he’s been doing called for it. It’s a baseball move. It puts some guys on for you, which can be a big situation for you and lock you back in. It’s nice to have guys on and you understand the move.”

Seager singled in the first to load the bases after the Giants gave the first free pass to Bellinger, had an RBI single in the third after the second, and broke the game open with a two-run double in the eighth after the third intentional walk to make it 7-2. Seager also hit an RBI double as the Dodgers responded after losing consecutive games for the first time since April.

Bellinger came into the game leading the majors in hits, batting average and RBIs, and ranking second in homers. But Seager has been pretty dangerous himself after getting off to a slow start this year following a season-ending elbow injury in 2018. He is batting .369 with 19 RBIs and 13 extra-base hits the past 17 games.

“That’s a dangerous lineup and you have to kind of work your way around it,” Giants starter Jeff Samardzija said. “When you’ve got a lineup like that, all those guys know that they’re going to get pitches in the zone.”

Justin Turner added three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored and pinch-hitter Kyle Garlick started the go-ahead rally in the sixth with his first career hit.

 

Matz fans 10, Alonso hits 21st HR as Mets beat Rockies 5-3

Steven Matz did his best to convince New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway that the team’s top three starters are now a fab four.

Matz struck out 10, tied a career-high by throwing 120 pitches and earned the win as the Mets beat the Colorado Rockies, 5-3.

“He’s been a big part of a big four, there’s no doubt in my mind,” Callaway said. “And I think he can keep the big four intact.”

Matz has been accompanied by high expectations since he was selected by the Mets in the second round of the 2009 draft. But he didn’t pitch professionally until 2012 due to Tommy John surgery and has endured five trips to the injured list due to arm injuries over the last three seasons, during which Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler have emerged as New York’s most durable starters. That trio has combined to throw at least 110 pitchers seven times this season.

Matz, though, has been the Mets’ most consistent starter. He has allowed two runs or fewer seven times in nine starts, a stretch that included an IL stint due to nerve irritation in his left forearm.

Matz might have made his final step into the Mets’ inner circle Saturday, when he allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out 10, one shy of his career-high set against the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 1.

Matz, who hadn’t thrown more than 104 pitches in his first 11 starts, reached 120 pitches for the first time since Aug. 9, 2016, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

“A little bit of old school, 120 pitches in six,” said Rockies manager Bud Black, who pitched in the majors from 1981 through 1995.

 

Rookie CG for Rangers wraps up doubleheader sweep over A’s

Adrian Sampson provided quite a nightcap for the Texas Rangers after they retired the No. 29 jersey of former third baseman Adrian Beltre between games of a rare doubleheader.

Sampson threw a four-hitter for his first career complete game as the Rangers won 3-1 on Saturday night to wrap up a sweep over the Oakland Athletics.

“Tonight was all about No. 29, so it was just awesome to get a win for him,” Sampson said, describing it like a playoff atmosphere. “When you’ve got something like this going on, it’s a rare occasion, and it brings everyone up a little level on their game.”

After a 10-5 win in the opener, the Rangers were without a hit off right-hander Chris Bassitt (3-2) in the nightcap until Danny Santana’s one-out single in the fifth. Santana then scored the first Texas run, and added an RBI triple an inning later.

Sampson (5-3) struck out seven and walked one over 109 pitches to win his fifth game in a row, accounting for all of his big league wins over 20 career appearances. The rookie’s first three wins came with the Rangers using an opener before he entered, and he has now won back-to-back starts.

“He was phenomenal, very similar to what he was last time. Very efficient, throwing strikes, commanding both sides, commanding his slider, a lot of swing-and-miss, a lot of weak contact,” manager Chris Woodward said.

Mark Canha’s solo shot in the fourth accounted for the only Oakland run.

“He just kept us off balance, I don’t know if we’re dragging a little bit,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “It’d be nice to get some sleep at some point but that’s no excuse.”

Santana had the first of three consecutive singles by the bottom third of the Rangers lineup in the fifth. A single by No. 9 hitter Jeff Mathis sent Santana home to tie it at 1. Shin-Soo Choo was then hit by a pitch – plunked for a club-record 58th time – before a sacrifice fly by Delino DeShields put the Rangers ahead to stay.

 

Hernández drives in 2, Price solid, Red Sox split with Rays

David Price had a milestone night and Marco Hernandez completed his long journey back to the big leagues.

Hernandez hit a key two-run double in his first major league start in over two years, Price pitched six solid innings in his 300th career start and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 to salvage a split of their day-night doubleheader Saturday.

“That’s cool,” said Price, who began his career with the Rays in 2008. “I definitely take pride in that. I was drafted 12 years ago to yesterday by the team that I threw my 300th start against, so that kind of comes full circle in that sense.”

It was Boston’s first home win over the Rays this season after losing the first four meetings, including Tampa Bay’s 9-2 victory in the opener.

The Rays’ Mike Zunino had a single, snapping a 0-for-21 stretch. Tampa Bay’s four-game winning streak ended.

Hernandez injured his left shoulder on May 3, 2017, then missed the remainder of that season and all of 2018 recovering from surgery. He started this year on the 10-day injured list.

“It feels pretty good right now,” he said. “It’s been a blessing for me to be able to play baseball again.”

Price (4-2) gave up a run on five hits, matched his season high with 10 strikeouts and walked two. He’s allowed three or fewer runs in eighth consecutive starts.

The Rays stranded eight and went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

“We had guys on base putting pressure, his pitch count was starting to rise, we just couldn’t get that big hit,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.

 

McIlroy moves into share of lead at Canadian Open

Rory McIlroy added the Canadian Open to his schedule as a tune-up for next week’s U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Now he has a chance to add another national championship to his already impressive tally.

The Northern Irishman shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Saturday to move into a share of the lead after three rounds at Hamilton Golf and Country Club.

“I think the best preparation for tournaments ahead is to get yourself into contention and feel the heat of battle, and going down the stretch hitting the shots when you need to,” McIlroy said. “If you can do that then I don’t think there is anything else in the game that will give you more confidence than that.”

Seeking his second victory of the season, McIlroy surged into a tie with Webb Simpson (67) and Matt Kuchar (69) at 13-under 197. McIlroy’s round was tied for best on the day with Jonathan Byrd, who was tied for ninth at 8 under. Kuchar, who also shared the second-round lead, has a shot at his career-best third victory of the season.

Adam Hadwin, seeking to become the first Canadian winner of the event since 1954, was one shot back after a 67. Shane Lowry (66) and Brandt Snedeker (69) were also 12 under.

McIlroy won The Players Championship in March but has not seriously contended since. A victory would be his fifth in a national open, following the U.S. Open (2011), Australian Open (2013), British Open (2014) and Irish Open (2016). McIroy also counts the Hong Kong Open (2011) as part of his national-championship tally.

“National championships are very important. They’re the oldest championships in our game for the most part,” said McIlroy. “If someone said to me earlier, `Do you know how many national opens you’ve won?’ I could count them and I’ve won five.

“If I were able to win tomorrow that would be my sixth and that would be something I would be very proud of.”

Simpson has played 54 holes without a bogey.

 

NOTRE DAME BASEBALL

Mik Aoki Will Not Return As Notre Dame Baseball Coach

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — University of Notre Dame Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick has announced that after nine years at the helm of the Notre Dame baseball program, Mik Aoki’s contract will not be renewed for the 2020 season.

“I’m grateful to have worked with Mik over the last decade during our transition to the ACC,” said Swarbrick. “He has been a great representative of this university and its athletics program, and his passion for the student-athletes and our community over his tenure were evident to everyone he met.”

“We wish Mik and his family nothing but the best as he continues his coaching career.”

The University will immediately commence a national search for the program’s 21st head coach.

During Aoki’s tenure, 26 student-athletes heard their name called in the Major League Baseball Draft, including 13 selections in the first 10 rounds. The Irish were 248-253-1 (.495) under Aoki, with a second-place finish in the ACC Atlantic Division in 2015, followed by an NCAA regional berth.

“My family and I are disappointed that the Notre Dame chapter of our lives has come to a close, but we are looking forward to what comes next,” Aoki said. “We are grateful to the University, (University President) Father (John) Jenkins and Jack (Swarbrick) for the opportunity to have coached here and to be a part of the Notre Dame and greater South Bend community.”

Baseball was established as Notre Dame’s second varsity sport in 1892 and the Fighting Irish have advanced to 23 NCAA tournaments with two trips to the College World Series (1957, 2002) in Omaha, Nebraska. Over that time, the Fighting Irish have produced 119 MLB Draft selections and on May 24, Cavan Biggio became the program’s 90th Major Leaguer when he debuted with the Toronto Blue Jays.

 

Joey Logano wins 2nd Cup Series pole of season

Joey Logano won his second NASCAR Cup Series pole of the season Saturday, while Aric Almirola again fell just short of the top qualifying spot.

It’s Logano’s 22nd career pole and fourth at Michigan International Speedway. He’ll try for his second victory of the season Sunday.

Almirola was second in qualifying. He has one pole this year but is set to start in the No. 2 spot for the fourth time.

Kevin Harvick qualified third.

Logano posted a lap of 38.474 seconds in his No. 22 Ford. There were five Fords in the top six and eight in the top 10 in qualifying.

 

Josef Newgarden’s 1st Texas IndyCar win is series-best 3rd

Josef Newgarden figured if his team could get him out front, his first IndyCar victory in Texas would follow.

The first three-time winner in the series this year was right, despite Alexander Rossi trying really hard to prove him wrong.

Newgarden held off several late challenges from Rossi, eventually getting some separation over the final few laps to give Team Penske its 14th victory in the past 19 Texas races on Saturday night.

The 13th career win for Newgarden was set up when he stayed on the track longer than the other leaders before the final pit stop on a green flag with about 50 laps remaining on the 1+-mile track.

Newgarden emerged as the surprise leader and held on after a wreck that knocked out defending Texas champion Scott Dixon, who got tangled with 19-year-old Colton Herta with 20 laps to go.

“I’m telling you, if you look at those five or so laps I pumped out,” said Newgarden, who won the season opener at St. Petersburg and again last weekend in the first of two in Detroit.

“I knew it. I was like, `Man, we’re going to have a good set of laps here to pump out and just jump everybody.’ That’s what we did. It was really well-executed. It was really well-planned.”

Newgarden, whose previous best finish in seven Texas starts was eighth, also got his first win on a high-speed oval.

But it didn’t come without a serious challenge from Rossi, who pulled even and got slightly past Newgarden on the front stretch several times over the closing laps. But Newgarden kept surging back in front going into the first turn, eventually cruising to a 0.8164-second win.

“We could get halfway around the outside and then we’d have to bail out,” Rossi said. “Could have maybe took a bit more of risk. Yeah, it was pretty low percentage. I didn’t think a lot of guys were making it happen. Ultimately then it became about trying to beat him for the line.”

Dixon and Herta were battling for second behind Newgarden when the youngster went underneath Dixon to try to pass on the backstretch. Herta’s right front tire touched the rear left of Dixon’s, sending both spinning up the track into the outside wall. Dixon ended up 17th, Herta 18th.

“I started to track down to close it off. It’s toward the end of the race,” Dixon said. “I saw his shadow on the apron, I’m like, `Oh, this isn’t going to work out.’ Sorry if it was my fault. I was pushing, trying to get the most out of it.”

 

INDY ELEVEN

RECAP | Indy Eleven Extends Undefeated Streak to Six After 3-0 Win at Memphis 901 FC

MEMPHIS, TENN. (Saturday, June 8, 2019) – Indiana’s Team extended its current undefeated streak to six after a 3-0 shutout on the road against expansion side Memphis 901 FC. Goals from Thomas Enevoldsen, Kim Do-heon and Tyler Pasher moves Indy Eleven up the ranks to third place in the Eastern Conference (7W-2L-3D, 24 pts.), trailing the top spot by just five points with two games in hand.
“Right from the beginning we had decent rhythm and great possession. We didn’t give up too many chances and we obviously scored fantastic goal in the first half,” said Indy Eleven Head Coach Martin Rennie. “That meant that Memphis had to attack and come out a little bit more, which created some space for us to attack ourselves. It was great to get some goals early in the second half, which meant the game was in our favor and we managed it well.”
It was a bit of touch ‘n’ go play in the opening minutes as each side began to warm up to one another. Pasher made the first most with a darting run through the top of Memphis’ 18-yard box in the fourth minute when a grounded pass from Kenney Walker initialed the play, but the Canadian’s effort was hacked away by Marc Burch. Defender Paddy Barrett had a go at goal via Tyler Gibson’s in-swinging cross following a corner three minutes later, but the Irishman nodded the ball to the right of the far post for a Memphis goal kick.
Memphis began to apply offensive pressure in the 11th minute when midfielder Lagos Kunga launched a shot down the center almost 20 yards out, deflected across the pitch by Gibson. Memphis’ Wesley Charpie recovered possession before the ball could fall over the touchline, quickly dribbling towards Indy’s goal before making a lofted shot that was easily collected by goalkeeper Evan Newton.
Eighteen minutes eclipsed before the match saw its next legitimate shot on target. A low left-footed long shot from Gibson made its way towards Memphis’ net, but a light falling dive from 901 goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell was enough to keep the attempt from finding the back of the net.
It wasn’t long after that Indiana’s Team found the first its three goals of the evening. A deep cross by Walker from behind the center circle in Indy’s half found Enevoldsen near the top of Memphis’ 18-yard box. The Dane went toe-to-toe with Jacob Hauser-Ramsey in 901’s penalty area before curling a shot off the far-right woodwork and into the net.
Memphis looked to level the playing field six minutes after conceding, Charpie going for goal outside Indy’s 18-yard box with a driven right-footed shot that Newton collapsed on top of to save. The home side made several more runs at Indy’s net before the halftime whistle, each chance missing wide or high and ending in the stands.
Indy was awarded a free kick at the top of Memphis’ box five minutes after the start of the second half, via a yellow-card challenge by Charpie that brought Pasher down near the area. Do-heon stepped up and fired a sharp low shot near the edge of a wall of Memphis players that clipped Dan Metzger boot, chipping over Caldwell to double Indy’s lead.
Indy’s offensive onslaught continued as the team widened the scoring gap to 3-0 in the 58th minute. A short pass from Enevoldsen opened Kelly for a barreling run through the top of 901’s box. The Jamaican cut a fast pass to his left, where the short cross was settled by Pasher along the top of the six-yard line before being buried into the open net. The goal was Pasher’s second in as many games after scoring the game-winner in last Saturday’s 2-1 victory against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
The Bluff City side turned up the heat in the 61st minute when former Boys in Blue Elliot Collier attempted to net a near-post strike from the right side of the goal, kept clear thanks to Newton’s quick reflexes. Memphis returned for another shot 22 seconds later when linking play between Carmel native Cameron Lindley and Jochen Graf put a speedy header on target, which Newton neutralized once again.
It wasn’t long after those saves that the USL Championship all-time clean sheet record holder was forced off the pitch due to an unknown injury. Goalkeeper Jordan Farr entered the match in the 72nd minute, making his first regular season debut. Though the rookie keeper saw nearly 20 minutes of professional play, Farr went untested by Memphis for the remainder of the match.
Indy Eleven will continue its away swing next Saturday in the team’s first-ever meeting against expansion side Loudoun United FC. Kickoff for the contest at Audi Stadium is set for 7:00 p.m., and the match will be streamed live online via ESPN+.
After next Saturday’s road tilt, Indy Eleven will return to Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, June 22, when it welcomes Atlanta United 2 to the Circle City for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

 

SPORTS EXTRA

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

NEW YORK-Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes today with a finality that was incredible. The Meadow Stable star flashed to success in the 11/2-mile event by the improbable margin of 31 lengths over Twice a Prince, his runner-up, and, even with the big margin, he set a track record time of 2:24.

The performance was executed under a splendid ride by Ron Turcotte, and was most noteworthy in that it enabled Secretariat to become the ninth winner of the Triple Crown for 3-year-olds. A quarter of a century ago Citation turned the trick, and Secretariat is the first since then to do so. He won the Kentucky Derby at 11/4 miles on May 5, and the Preakness at 13/16 miles on May 19.

A crowd of 69,138, the second-largest turnout to see a Belmont Stakes, attended the 105th running of the race. It had five contestants, and the advance indications were that it would turn out to be a duel between Secretariat, whose payoff at the end was $2.20 for $2 to win, and Sham, who competes in the silks of Sigmund Sommer. Sham was in there for a while, but he found the going too tough as the contest went on, and he wound up in the most unlikely spot-last place.

The race, as regards tight competition, was hardly a tingler, considering the huge margin of victory. But it held continuous excitement because of the super-equine achievement of Secretariat. At the start he went to the front with Sham, who was ridden by Laffit Pincay, and for a spell the pair raced together, the others being “nowhere.” Approaching the three-quarter pole, Turcotte turned around to spot his pursuer, who was two lengths behind. Assured that his margin was a comfortable one, Turcotte just sped away to the score, which had to be the easiest one of Secretariat’s career, while Sham cracked completely under the fast pace.

It was obvious through the going that Turcotte was out for the record with Secretariat, just as he was in the Kentucky Derby. He corroborated the speculation when he returned to the winner’s circle, saying, “When we got to the stretch, and I saw those figures on the tote board, I knew that I was going to a record.” Incidentally, the world record for a mile and a half (on turf, and not on the dirt, like the Belmont) is 2:23, set by Fiddle Isle at Santa Anita in 1970. The American record on dirt, which was broken today, was 2:261/5. Set by Going Abroad at Aqueduct in 1964.

Secretariat is trained by Lucien Lauren and owned by Mrs. John (Penny) Tweedy, who directs the activities of the Meadows interests founded by her late father, Christopher T. Chenery. The horse, a Virginia-bred son of Bold Ruler and Somethingroyal, now has a record of 12 victories in his 15 races. His share of today’s purse raised his career earnings to $895,242.

“He’s just the complete horse,” Turcotte said. “I let him run a bit early to get position in the first turn. Once he got in front of Sham, he wasn’t about to give anything away. I kept looking back. The last 70 yards or so I seen on the tote-board teletimer I was breaking the record pretty good, so I let him go on a little. Just a hand ride. I never hit him once.”

Secretariat was the ninth and by all estimates the greatest Triple Crown winner of the 20th century. Affirmed (see June 10) was the last three-crown champion to date, in 1978. Ron Turcotte was paralyzed from the waist down during a racing spill at Saratoga, N.Y., in 1978.

 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1914      At the Baker Bowl, Honus Wagner becomes the second player in the history of the game to collect 3000 hits when he doubles off Philadelphia’s Erskine Mayer. Cap Anson is the only other major leaguer to amass as many hits.

1919      Dodger standout pitcher Rube Marquard breaks his leg running the bases, ending his season with a record of 3-3. The hard-throwing southpaw will finish his 18-year Hall of Fame career in 1925, after compiling a 201-177 record, along with an ERA of 3.08.

1929      Brothers and teammates Lloyd and Paul Waner each hit a home run in the same game in the Pirates’ 9-6 loss to the Robins at Ebbets Field. The homers mark the second of three times Big Poison and Little Poison will accomplish the feat.

1934      In the eighth inning of the Senators’ 8-1 victory over the Red Sox, Boston hurler Lefty Grove becomes the first pitcher in major league history to yield six doubles in one frame. The future Hall of Famer, ailing from a sore arm, gives up five consecutive two-baggers during Washington’s barrage.

1946      At Forbes Field, umpires Tom Dunn and George Magerkurth, respectively, eject Giants manager Mel Ott from each end of a doubleheader. The usually mild-mannered skipper’s protests are to little avail when his team drops both games to the Pirates, 2-1 and 5-1.

1946      Ted Williams clouts the farthest home run ever hit at Fenway Park, a shot estimated to have traveled 502 feet before striking the straw hat of a fan sitting in seat 21 in the 37th row of section 42 in right field. The seat will be painted red to commemorate the location of the Splendid Splinter’s Ruthian blast, although at the time of the homer the area consisted of bleachers, and not individual seats.

1946      En route to becoming the first team to draw two million fans at home, the Yankees reach the one million mark at the earliest date in major league history. The Bronx Bombers, the first team to attract one million patrons when 1,289,422 go through the Polo Grounds turnstiles in 1920, will average 29,422 fans this season, 14,000 more a game than for any previous season at Yankee Stadium.

1949      In eighteen innings, the Phillies beat the Pirates at Shibe Park, 4-3. The intrastate rivals both have sixteen hits in sixty-eight at bats and commit three errors, along with twenty-one assists.

1961      Ryne Duren, en route to fanning 11 Red Sox batters, breaks an American League mark when he records seven consecutive strikeouts in the Angels’ 5-1 victory over Boston. In the second game of a twilight-night double-header at Fenway Park, the bespectacled fireballing right-hander whiffs Frank Malzone to end the first inning, and then proceeds to strike out the side in the second and third frame, sending Pete Runnels, Jim Pagliaroni, Don Buddin, Mike Fornieles, Chuck Schilling, and Gary Geiger back to the bench with their bats.

1963      In the first major league game ever played on a Sunday night, the Colt .45’s extend the Giants’ losing streak to seven games, blanking the visiting team, 3-0. Due to the extreme heat during the days of the Texas summer months, baseball grants permission for games to be played in the evening at Colt Stadium.

1966      Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh at Metropolitan Stadium, the Twins erupt for the first five-home run inning in American League history. Rich Rollins, Zoilo Versalles, Tony Oliva, Don Mincher, and Harmon Killebrew all go deep to give the Twins a 9-4 victory over the A’s.

1968      Unlike its decision in April to delay the start of the season after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Major League Baseball lets individual teams decide if they will postpone games when Robert F. Kennedy is killed two months later by an assassin’s bullet. When Houston decides to continue playing their scheduled home contests, Rusty Staub and Bob Aspromonte, both who will be traded at the end of the season, protest by benching themselves in today’s 3-1 loss to Pittsburgh at the Astrodome.

1973      Rightfielder Rusty Staub becomes the pivot man in a very unusual double play during a 4-2 Mets victory against the Dodgers at Shea Stadium. Racing in from the outfield, ‘Le Grand Orange’ gets a throw near second base from first baseman John Milner and tags Davey Lopes, who was picked-off from first, and then throws home to nail Tom Paciorek trying to score from second during the P-1B-SS-1B-2B-1B-2B-RF-C rundown.

1973      The Mets retire Gil Hodges’ number 14 in tribute to their late manager, who died of a heart attack just prior to the start of the season. In addition to leading his underdog club to a World Championship in 1969, the quiet leader also hit the first home run in franchise history, a 1962 solo shot at Busch Stadium off St. Louis right-hander Larry Jackson.

1984      With the score tied 3-3 and the bases loaded in the 12th inning, Garry Hancock decides to drop Pete O’Brien’s long foul flyball to prevent the out from becoming a game-ending sacrifice fly. Wayne Tolleson tags up and scores the winning run for Texas when the umpires rule the left fielder had caught the ball.

1986      Don Sutton (298) throws a two-hit shutout, beating Tom Seaver (306) and the White Sox 3-0. The starters have the highest combined win total (604) for opposing pitchers since 1926, when Washington’s Walter Johnson (406) faced Chicago’s right-hander Red Faber (197) in a Griffith Stadium contest.

1988      The first printing of the sheet music to Take Me Out to the Ball Game sells at an auction in New York City with a bid of $2,750. The signatures of Jack Norworth, who wrote the lyrics, and Albert Von Tilzer, who set the words to music, appear on their creative work.

1989      Mets outfielder Darryl Strawberry hits his 200th career home run in a ten-inning, 4-3, loss to the Pirates. The six-foot, six-inch slugger will finish his 18-year major league career with 335 round-trippers.

1990      Eddie Murray ties Mickey Mantle’s major league mark, hitting a homer from both sides of the plate for the tenth time in his career. The switch-hitting first baseman’s second home run of the game, batting left-handed against Eric Show, proves to be the eventual winning run in the Dodgers’ 5-4 victory over San Diego in the 11th inning at Jack Murphy Stadium.

1994      Oakland signs first-round pick Ben Grieve, giving the recent Arlington HS (TX) graduate a $1.2 million bonus. The 18 year-old’s incentive to sign with the A’s is more money than his father, Tom, also a first-round selection, earned during his dozen seasons in the majors with the Senators, Rangers, Mets, and the Cardinals.

1998      In the third inning of the Angels’ 10-8 win over the Diamondbacks, Anaheim’s Cecil Fielder and Arizona’s Yamil Benitez both hit a grand slam in the Bank One Ballpark contest. It is the first time both teams hit bases-full home runs in the same inning since 1992, when Cubs infielder Ryne Sandberg and Pirates slugger Jeff King also accomplished the feat, playing at Three Rivers Stadium.

1999      After being ejected in the 12th inning by plate umpire Randy Marsh for arguing a catcher’s interference call, Bobby Valentine returns to the dugout with a fake mustache and glasses. The National League will suspend the Mets’ manager for two games and fine him for using the disguise.

2007      At Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, Yang Jun-hyuk of the Samsung Lions becomes the first player in the 26-year history of the Korean baseball league to collect 2,000 hits. The 14-year veteran singled on a 2-1 pitch in the ninth inning, much to the delight of the 23,000 Doosan Bears fans watching the visiting outfielder reach the unprecedented milestone.

2008      Ken Griffey, Jr. becomes the sixth player in major league history to hit 600 career home runs. With a runner on third, Junior goes deep in the first inning on a 3-1 pitch thrown by Marlins’ moundsman Mark Hendrickson in the Reds’ 9-4 victory at Dolphin Stadium.

2008      For the first time in franchise history, the Rays hit three consecutive home runs when Evan Longoria, Willy Aybar, and Dioner Navarro all connect off Angels’ southpaw Joe Saunders in the second inning of Tampa Bay’s 13-4 rout in Anaheim. The feat will not occur again for the team until James Loney, Wil Myers, and Sam Fuld homer back-to-back-to-back at Tropicana Field in 2013.

2009      Twenty-one teams miss an opportunity to draft 17 year-old high school standout Mike Trout, who in three years will become an impact player in the American League during his rookie season. The ‘Millville Meteor’, selected in the first round of the Amateur Draft (25th overall) by the Angels, is most notably passed over by the Nationals and the Diamondbacks, teams that would both pick twice before Los Angeles made its first selection.

2010      The Diamondbacks beat Atlanta, 2-1, thanks to a bizarre two-run inside-the-park homer hit by Gerrado Parra in the eighth inning of the Chase Field contest. The decisive runs score when Nate McLouth and Jason Heyward violently collide after sprinting into the gap in left-center field trying to make the play.

2011      In the midst of a nine-game losing streak, the A’s fire manager Bob Geren and replace him with Bob Melvin, who will serve as interim manager for the rest of the season. During his four-plus seasons at the helm, the 47 year-old former Oakland skipper compiled a 361-412 record with the team.

2014      Indian third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall drives in nine runs, tying a franchise record first established in 1991 by Chris James. The Cleveland infielder collects five hits, including three home runs, in the team’s 17-7 rout of Texas at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

2015      In front of a dwindling crowd, made up of mostly remaining Giants fans, Chris Heston strikes out the side in the ninth inning to finish the season’s first no-hitter, a 5-0 Giants’ victory over the Mets at Citi Field. The no-no thrown by the 27 year-old rookie right-hander, making just his 13th career start, is the 17th in franchise history and marks the fourth straight season the feat has been accomplished by a San Francisco hurler, with Matt Cain (2012) and Tim Lincecum (2013 and 2014) throwing complete games without yielding a hit during the past three years.

 

SPORTS BIRTHDAYS

1882 Robert Kerr, Canadian sprinter (1909 Olympics), born in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)

1893 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)

1898 Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)

1905 Harry “Bull” Alexander, Australian cricketer (Aus quick 1 Test Bodyline series), born in Ascot Vale (d. 1993)

1912 Ingolf Dahl, composer (Andante & Arioso), born in Hamburg, Germany

1919 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player

1921 Agnes Keleti, Hungary gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Budapest, Hungary

1924 Christine Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1964)

1924 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 2015)

1926 Roy Smalley, shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees)

1929 Keith A St H Gardner, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1960)

1931 Bill Virdon, 2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)/mgr (NY Yankees)

1934 Helga Haase, German FR, 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1960)

1936 Mick O’Dwyer, Gaelic footballer and manager, born in Waterville, Ireland

1937 Sven Conrad Stayers, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1962)

1939 David Hobbs (auto racer)

1940 Dick Vitale, American sportscaster (ESPN, ABC “Oh Baby!”)

1942 Richard Hutton, cricketer (son of Len, 5 Tests 1971)

1945 Faina Myelink, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic gold 1972)

1945 Luis Ocaña, Spanish cyclist (d. 1994)

1948 Jim Bailey, NCAA punter (most punts in season-101, Va Milt Academy)

1951 Dave Parker, baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates, NL MVP 1978)

1957 Elly van Holly, running star (3k indoor world record)

1964 Wayman Tisdale, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)

1965 Jeff Williams, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Santa Monica, California

1966 Anthony Martino, CFL punter (Calgary Stampeders)

1967 Robert Reading, 110m hurdler, born in Buffalo, New York

1968 Tom Rouen, NFL punter (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

1969 Keith Alex, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)

1970 Harry Van Hofwegen, CFL defensive tackle (BC Lions)

1970 Russ Romaniuk, Winnipeg, NHL left wing (Philadelphia Flyers)

1971 D’Marco Farr, defensive tackle (St Louis Rams)

1971 Roderick Lewis, NFL tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)

1971 Romano Sion, soccer player (Dordrecht ’90/FC Groningen)

1971 Gilles De Bilde, Belgian footballer

1972 Bryan Strang, cricket pace bowler (brother of Paul Zimbabwe 1995- )

1972 Steven Salter, CFL offensive linebacker (Toronto Argonauts)

1972 Wardell Rouse, NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs)

1973 Chris Villarrial, center/guard (Chicago Bears)

1973 Grant Marshall, Mississauga, NHL right wing (Dallas Stars)

1973 Orlondo Steinauer, CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats)

1973 Tedy Bruschi, linebacker (New England Patriots)

1974 Jana Nejedly, Canadian tennis player (Olympics 1996), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

1974 Jon Harris, defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles)

1974 Randy Winn, American baseball player

1975 Andrew Symonds, cricketer (Birmingham, brilliant Qld & Gloucs batsman)

1975 Carolyne Lepage, 48 kg judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Montreal, Quebec

1975 Paul Agostino, Australian soccer striker (Olyroos, Olympics 1996)

1975 Otto Addo, Ghanaian footballer

1975 Jeff Saturday, American football player

1977 Zephnad Wattimury, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)

1977 Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player

1978 Elizabeth Reid, Fairfax Va, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996)

1978 Miroslav Klose, German footballer

1980 Mike Fontenot, American baseball player

1980 Lehlohonolo Seema, Lesotho footballer

1980 Udonis Haslem, American basketball player

1983 Danny Richar, Dominican baseball player

1984 Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player

1984 Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer

1984 Masoud Shojaei, Iranian footballer

1985 Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Brooklyn, New York

2000 Laurie Hernandez, American gymnast (Olympic team gold, individual silver 2016), born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS

American League
East
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
NY Yankees 39 24 .619 21 – 12 18 – 12 19 – 7 9 – 9 6 – 5 4 – 6 L 2
Tampa Bay 39 24 .619 17 – 14 22 – 10 14 – 11 13 – 8 3 – 1 5 – 5 L 1
Boston 34 31 .523 6 15 – 14 19 – 17 13 – 13 9 – 5 10 – 10 5 – 5 W 1
Toronto 23 41 .359 16.5 12 – 21 11 – 20 6 – 12 8 – 14 7 – 5 2 – 8 L 3
Baltimore 20 44 .313 19.5 8 – 23 12 – 21 9 – 18 5 – 14 4 – 8 3 – 7 W 1
Central
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Minnesota 42 21 .667 19 – 9 23 – 12 14 – 6 13 – 6 12 – 5 6 – 4 L 1
Cleveland 33 31 .516 9.5 19 – 15 14 – 16 12 – 5 10 – 14 8 – 8 6 – 4 W 2
Chi White Sox 30 33 .476 12 17 – 14 13 – 19 10 – 13 17 – 14 3 – 4 6 – 4 W 1
Detroit 24 37 .393 17 11 – 20 13 – 17 9 – 8 11 – 11 1 – 8 5 – 5 W 1
Kansas City 20 44 .313 22.5 12 – 21 8 – 23 5 – 12 8 – 14 5 – 15 2 – 8 L 1
West
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Houston 44 22 .667 23 – 9 21 – 13 9 – 6 12 – 9 21 – 6 7 – 3 L 1
Texas 34 29 .540 8.5 24 – 11 10 – 18 4 – 2 5 – 2 19 – 19 7 – 3 W 2
Oakland 32 33 .492 11.5 18 – 15 14 – 18 6 – 11 8 – 1 15 – 18 3 – 7 L 2
LA Angels 31 34 .477 12.5 17 – 17 14 – 17 6 – 4 7 – 8 14 – 20 5 – 5 W 1
Seattle 27 41 .397 18 13 – 22 14 – 19 4 – 7 8 – 9 15 – 21 3 – 7 L 1

 

National League
East
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Philadelphia 37 27 .578 22 – 11 15 – 16 15 – 9 11 – 8 6 – 7 5 – 5 W 4
Atlanta 35 29 .547 2 16 – 15 19 – 14 9 – 8 11 – 7 11 – 12 5 – 5 W 2
NY Mets 31 33 .484 6 18 – 11 13 – 22 18 – 13 4 – 9 6 – 9 4 – 6 W 1
Washington 29 35 .453 8 15 – 15 14 – 20 15 – 15 5 – 11 7 – 9 7 – 3 W 1
Miami 23 39 .371 13 11 – 20 12 – 19 9 – 21 3 – 10 6 – 4 5 – 5 L 3
Central
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Chi Cubs 36 27 .571 23 – 11 13 – 16 10 – 7 12 – 11 8 – 4 6 – 4 W 2
Milwaukee 37 28 .569 21 – 13 16 – 15 14 – 8 17 – 10 5 – 6 6 – 4 W 3
St. Louis 31 31 .500 4.5 20 – 13 11 – 18 9 – 10 15 – 16 5 – 2 5 – 5 L 2
Pittsburgh 30 33 .476 6 13 – 18 17 – 15 4 – 2 12 – 13 7 – 16 4 – 6 L 2
Cincinnati 28 35 .444 8 15 – 15 13 – 20 8 – 7 11 – 17 8 – 9 4 – 6 L 3
West
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
LA Dodgers 44 21 .677 25 – 7 19 – 14 11 – 3 16 – 10 16 – 7 8 – 2 W 1
Colorado 33 30 .524 10 18 – 12 15 – 18 10 – 11 5 – 5 11 – 10 7 – 3 L 1
Arizona 33 32 .508 11 14 – 16 19 – 16 6 – 4 8 – 5 11 – 19 5 – 5 W 3
San Diego 33 32 .508 11 18 – 19 15 – 13 10 – 9 4 – 7 14 – 13 4 – 6 L 1
San Francisco 26 37 .413 17 11 – 19 15 – 18 4 – 9 4 – 6 12 – 15 5 – 5 L 1