INDIANA HS FOOTBALL

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Frontier                                         32           Fountain Central               18

Mount Vernon (Fortville)              35           Greenfield-Central              6

Phalen Academy                         50           Bowman Academy              0

Seeger                                        41           Jay County                          0

South Vermillion                          54           Riverton Parke                  0

Traders Point Christian              21           Clinton Prairie                    18

 

BOYS HS SOCCER

Plymouth 4 Logansport 1

Wawasee 3 Logansport 0

Connersville 7 South Dearborn 2

Delta 2 Shelbyville 1

Lawrenceburg 8 Rushville 1

 

GIRLS HS SOCCER

Richmond 3 Indy Tech 0

Wapahani 2 Union County 1

Westfield 6 Lafayette Jeff 0

Brebeuf 1 Harrison 1

Western 6 Lafayette Jeff 0

 

HS VOLLEYBALL

New Castle 2 Carmel 0

Avon 2 New Castle 0

Crown Point 2 New Castle 0

New Castle 2 Seymour 0

Southwood 2 Logansport 0

Evansville Memorial 2 Northeastern 0

Seton Catholic 3 Anderson Prep 0

Hagerstown 2 Tipton 1

Hagerstown 2 Western 0

Hagerstown 2 Marion 0

Hagerstown 2 FW Luers 0

Muncie Burris 2 Logansport 0

 

HS BOYS TENNIS

Richmond wins the RHS Invitational

 

HS CROSS COUNTRY

CENTERVILLE @ UNION CITY (CENTERVILLE ATHLETICS)

Boys finished 3rd out of 7 and the Girls were 1st and invitational champions!

Scoring for the boys were:

13th Mylan Nocton 19:20

19th Alec Erbse 19:40

26th Justin Cornett 20:05

29th Cameron Nocton 20:20

32nd Luke Cannarella 20:40

35th Bryson Hoober 20:47

37th Aaron Limburg 21:03

Scoring for the girls were:

5th Emily Tedder 22:47

9th Mia Lickfelt 23:47

12th Aubrey Morgan 24:10

14th Lainey Foster 24:41

17th Journey Cornett 25:30

18th Julie Carter 25:33

26th Lydia Nevels 26:53

 

SETON CATHOLIC AT UNION CITY

24th Jack Martin 20:21

 

LINCOLN AT UNION CITY

GIRLS

2ND Bailey Puckett 22:21

 

BOYS 4TH PLACE

14TH Blake Smith 19:27

23rd Bryce Pennington 19:59

31st Luke Williams 20:35

33rd Andon Ross 20:43

34th Gavin Newton 20:47

48th Brody Puckett 22:25

56th Kaemon Cook 23:24

 

NORTHEASTERN AT MARION

Girls finish 11th

1st Marissa Cates 20:05.2 (New School record)

62nd Jill Berger

89th Paige Zettel

97th Skye Whiting

99th Justice Slick

 

Boys finish 3rd

7th Chase Cates

17th Jackson Ramsey

30th Grant Luebbe

38th Mason Mull

41st Nolan Drake

51st Gannon Stockton

86th Matt Stephen

93rd Bryston McFarland

115th Conner Austerman

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SATURDAY

Marshall 59 Eastern Kentucky 0

Army 42 Middle Tennessee 0

SMU 31 Texas State 24

North Texas 57 Houston Baptist 31

UTEP 24 Stephen F Austin 14

 

NBA PLAYOFFS

Toronto 100 Boston 93

Denver 110 LA Clippers 101

 

NHL PLAYOFFS

NY Islanders 4 Philadelphia 0

 

WNBA

Connecticut 96 Indiana 77

Las Vegas 89 Atlanta 79

Phoenix 83 New York 67

 

MLB-INTERLEAGUE

Oakland 8 San Diego 4

Miami 7 Tampa Bay 3

Cleveland 4 Milwaukee 3

 

MLB-AMERICAN LEAGUE

Chicago White Sox 5 Kansas City 3

LA Angels 10 Houston 9

Minnesota 4 Detroit 3

Boston 9 Toronto 8

Baltimore 6 NY Yankees 1

Seattle 5 Texas 3

LA Angels 7 Houston 6

 

MLB-NATIONAL LEAGUE

St. Louis 4 Chicago Cubs 2

St. Louis 5 Chicago Cubs 1

Cincinnati 6 Pittsburgh 2

Washington 10 Atlanta 4

NY Mets 5 Philadelphia 1

Colorado 5 LA Dodgers 2

San Francisco 4 Arizona 3

 

AP SPORTS HEADLINES

Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 11 boards and the Toronto Raptors evened the Eastern Conference semifinal at two games apiece, beating the Boston Celtics 100-93 on Saturday.

Two days after winning Game 3 on OG Anunoby’s 3-pointer as time expired, the Raptors didn’t need any big shots. Instead they just put together long stretches of stops, shutting down most of Boston’s perimeter shooters and Jaylen Brown in particular.

Serge Ibaka had 18 points off the bench on 7-of-9 shooting and Fred VanVleet finished with 17 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Jayson Tatum had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics. They won their first six postseason games before dropping the last two. Kemba Walker had 15 points and eight assists.

The Celtics were 7 for 35 (20%) from 3-point range. Brown missed his first nine attempts behind the arc and finished 2 for 11, and 4 for 18 overall. Tatum, Walker and Marcus Smart were all 1 for 6 on 3-pointers.

The Raptors got their own shooting untracked late in the third quarter to open the first sizable lead by either team and Boston couldn’t hit nearly enough shots to put much of a dent in it.

The Celtics were a half-second from taking a 3-0 lead, from which no NBA team has recovered, after Daniel Theis’ basket gave them a two-point lead Thursday. But Anunoby’s 3 got the defending NBA champions, who overcame a 2-0 deficit in the Eastern Conference finals, on the way to what they hope will be a similar recovery.

Coach Nick Nurse assumed the Raptors would quickly refocus after the euphoria of that victory, recalling how well they played on short rest after Kawhi Leonard’s series-winning shot to beat Philadelphia in Game 7 of the second round before falling in Game 1 at Milwaukee.

He was right, as Lowry sent them to a quick 11-4 lead with eight points. He scored 11 points in the first quarter, which ended with Toronto leading 31-27. There were five ties in the quarter, including when VanVleet’s 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds to go made it 49-all.

After some cold perimeter shooting by both teams, the Raptors finally had a strong stretch late in the third, getting two 3-pointers by VanVleet and another by Ibaka in a little over a minute to open their largest lead at 79-68. Toronto led by eight after three.

The Celtics never got closer than five in the final quarter and when they did for the final time, Tatum was called for an offensive foul with 32 seconds left.

 

 

It only took a few plays for Denver coach Michael Malone to like what he was seeing Saturday night. The Nuggets were physical on both ends, getting whatever they wanted offensively and setting a tone defensively.

“We were a noticeably different team,” Malone said.

It led to a noticeably different result, too.

Blown out in Game 1, the Nuggets led wire-to-wire in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal series with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jamal Murray scored 27 points, Nikola Jokic had 26 points and 18 rebounds and the Nuggets prevailed 110-101 to knot the series at a game apiece.

Gary Harris and Paul Millsap each added 13 points for Denver, which lost by 23 in the series opener.

“We were tired,” Murray said about the Game 1 performance. “We came out sloppy, we came out exhausted, we didn’t make shots and it showed.”

That wasn’t the case Saturday. Murray and Jokic were a combined 20 for 38 from the floor, 7 for 13 from 3-point range.

Paul George scored 22 points for the Clippers, who got 15 from Ivica Zubac and endured a rare off night offensively from Kawhi Leonard. The two-time NBA Finals MVP had 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, but shot only 4 for 17.

Leonard had scored at least 20 points in 27 of his last 28 playoff games – and had at least 29 in all seven playoff games this season.

“We dug ourselves in a 20-point hole early,” Leonard said. “We can’t do that … but give the Nuggets credit. They came in very aggressive tonight on both ends, they played well and they won the game.”

It was Leonard’s lowest-scoring playoff game since he had 13 for San Antonio on April 19, 2016. against Memphis, 52 postseason appearances ago.

 

 

Coach Barry Trotz has spent the past two seasons attempting to instill a team-first, all-in identity with the New York Islanders.

No more was that evident than Saturday night, when the Islanders handily confronted their biggest test of the year – decades perhaps – in beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in Game 7 of the second round series.

The Islanders advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1993, where they’ll face the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The win came courtesy of a backup goalie, Thomas Greiss, stopping 16 shots for his first playoff career shutout in his first Game 7. Brock Nelson scored a goal and set up two others. And defensemen Scott Mayfield, with his first career playoff goal, and late-season trade addition Andy Greene, spurred the victory by scoring 3:46 apart in the first period.

“We didn’t get small by the moment. We got big by the moment,” said Trotz, who landed in New York after leading the Washington Capitals to a Stanley Cup championship in 2018.

“I liked the fact that we recognized when we’re at our best. And when we’re at our best, there’s always a sharp focus,” he added. “It’s the commitment. If you need to block a shot, you block a shot. Don’t go halfway in, be all in.”

It was a game in which the Islanders outshot the the Flyers 26-16, and showed resilience in bouncing back after losing the past two games in overtime.

For Nelson, the win helped ease the memories of past Islanders playoff losses, including the sting of losing Game 7 to Washington in the opening round of the 2015 playoffs.

“I’m sure everybody remembers that day. It wasn’t our best game, and it’s always tough losing a Game 7,” Nelson said. “And getting this one tonight definitely feels good.”

The Flyers ran out of gas, with coach Alain Vigneault pulling Carter Hart for an extra attacker with seven minutes remaining, which led to Anthony Beauvillier sealing the win with an empty netter.

Hart stopped 22 shots.

 

 

Bob Baffert endured the lowest of lows and highest of highs within minutes in the Kentucky Derby.

He was bummed before the horses left the paddock after Thousand Words reared up and fell on its side, getting disqualified and injuring Baffert’s assistant trainer. That emotion was quickly replaced by Authentic’s front-running victory that gave Baffert a record-tying sixth Derby win.

Then Baffert found himself down again, literally, getting knocked to the grass by a skittish Authentic in the winner’s circle.

“This is the craziest year ever,” he said.

Authentic kicked away from heavy favorite Tiz the Law in the stretch on Saturday, winning the 146th Derby by 1 1/4 lengths without the usual crowd of 150,000 on hand at Churchill Downs for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic. The bay colt ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.61 under John Velazquez, who won his third Derby.

“I’ve had some great Derby rides, but what that guy did,” Baffert said, gesturing toward Velazquez, who stood socially distanced in the infield winner’s circle. “Johnny V. gave him an incredible ride.”

Baffert tied Ben Jones (1938-52) for the most wins by a trainer. His other victories came in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2015 with eventual Triple Crown winner Justify and 2018.

“Bob, he’s got the magic touch,” said Jack Knowlton of Sackatoga Stable, owner of Tiz the Law. “He had this horse ready at the right time and he beat us. Hopefully, we’ll get some more shots at him and we’ll turn the table on him.”

Sent off at 3-5 as the biggest Derby favorite in 31 years and part of a smaller field than usual, Tiz the Law stalked Authentic on the outside before challenging at the top of the stretch. But Authentic found another gear and pulled away from the Belmont winner, who came in 4 for 4 this year.

“Yes! Yes!” Baffert shouted in the paddock, where he watched on the video screen.

 

 

Deshaun Watson has agreed to a four-year, $160 million contract extension with the Houston Texans.

Watson announced the signing on Twitter on Saturday.

“As a child growing up in Georgia, it was always my dream to play in the NFL,” Watson wrote in the post. “Today, I couldn’t be more honored and humbled to sign a long-term deal in Houston, the city that I’ve grown to love so much and now call my home.”

The deal makes Watson the second-highest paid quarterback in the league, behind Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, who signed a 10-year deal worth up to $503 million in July.

In his post Watson thanked Texans coach and general manager Bill O’Brien and many members of the team’s staff as well as his mother and other family members before sending a message to Texans fans.

“I promise to do everything I can to not only bring a championship to this great city but also leave a legacy of helping positively impact this community,” he wrote in the post. “Now back to the work …”

Houston traded up to select Watson with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 draft. He has appeared in 38 games with 37 starts in his first three seasons with the Texans, providing stability at quarterback after years of problems at the position.

The 24-year-old threw for 3,852 yards and 26 touchdowns last season when he led the Texans to the divisional round of the playoffs. Watson has thrown for 9,716 yards and 71 touchdowns and ran for 1,233 yards and 14 scores in his three-year career.

This season Watson is tasked with leading the offense without star receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was traded to Arizona in the offseason.

 

 

The Buffalo Bills locked up starting cornerback Tre’Davious White through the 2025 season by signing him to a four-year, $70 million contract extension on Saturday.

A person with direct knowledge of discussions provided the contract’s value, while saying $55 million of the deal is guaranteed. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because those figures weren’t revealed, and first reported by ESPN.com.

White was entering the final year of his rookie contract, though the Bills held the option to extend his contract for one more season next year.

White maintained his patience last month when asked about the possibility of signing a contract extension.

“When I feel comfortable with where it’s at, for what I feel that I’m worth, then that’s when it’s going to be,” he said. “I’m not negotiating out of desperation because I’m good at managing my money.”

The 25-year-old White has been a starter since being selected with the 27th pick in the 2017 draft out of LSU, and established himself as one of the league’s top up-and-coming cornerbacks.

Last year, he had a career-high six interceptions, which finished tied for the league lead, and earned his first All-Pro selection. He also became Buffalo’s first player to earn two AFC defensive player of the week honors in one season since defensive end Mario Williams in 2013.

White earned his first honor after he had an interception and a forced fumble in a 31-21 win over Miami on Oct. 20. He was honored again after a two-interception outing in a playoff-clinching 17-10 win at Pittsburgh on Dec. 15.

White did not give up a touchdown last season, and ranked second among NFL defenders in limiting opposing quarterbacks to a 38.9 passer rating.

 

 

Keenan Allen has signed a four-year extension with the Los Angeles Chargers that will make him the league’s second-highest paid receiver in average money.

A person familiar with the deal says it is worth $80.1 million with $50 million guaranteed. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial terms were not released by the Chargers on Saturday.

It has been a busy preseason for general manager Tom Telesco. The Chargers came into training camp with comfortable salary cap space and have used that to extend their top players. They started camp by signing defensive player Joey Bosa to a five-year extension that made him the NFL’s highest-paid defensive player at $135 million. They also guaranteed defensive end Melvin Ingram’s $14 million salary for the upcoming season.

“Want to thank the organization..Tom Telesco especially for giving me a opportunity! Super juiced about this,” Allen said on his Instagram account.

Allen is going into his eighth season and has made the Pro Bowl each of the past three seasons. He had 104 receptions last season, breaking his own franchise record for single-season catches. He tied for the AFC lead in catches and was second in yards (1,199).

The 28-year old Allen, New Orleans’ Michael Thomas and Arizona’s DeAndre Hopkins are the only players in the league with more than 300 catches and 3,700 yards receiving over the past three seasons.

Los Angeles moves into SoFi Stadium in Inglewood this season and is looking to bounce back from a disappointing 5-11 season after making the playoffs in 2018. The Chargers open the season on Sept. 13 at Cincinnati.

Alex Smith told coaches he wanted to play again, showed them it was possible and earned a roster spot to prove it.

Smith made Washington’s initial 53-man roster Saturday after final cuts were made, another significant step in his remarkable comeback 22 months since breaking his right leg.

Coach Ron Rivera said the veteran quarterback is on the team and there’s no plan to put Smith on injured reserve in the coming days. Smith might even be Dwayne Haskins’ backup in the season opener Sept. 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

“He was very passionate about wanting the opportunity to play again, very passionate about making this football team,” Rivera said. “He believes he’s ready to play. If the opportunity comes down the line, who knows? I do know this: He’s working. He’s in the middle of everything and we’re going to continue to go forward with him on our football team.”

Smith’s career appeared to be in jeopardy when he broke his right tibia and fibula while being tackled during a game in November 2018. He underwent 17 surgeries to repair that damage, survived a life-threatening infection and was hospitalized for more than a month.

Now, he’s running the second team in 11-on-11 drills in practice after being fully cleared for football activities and contact in August. Rivera said Smith hasn’t gotten hit by teammates in practice, which is the norm for quarterbacks, but that the 36-year-old looks prepared for contact that would come his way if he got into another NFL game.

“That’s part of the thing that you worry about, is that quarterbacks go in there and some of them get shy and they don’t stand tall and they kind of pull out or make bad throws,” Rivera said. “He stood tall. Guys were all over the place and he stood tall and delivered some good balls, some good passes. To me, that was one of the things I was looking to see because I kept watching.”

 

 

Eugenio Suarez hit three homers in a game for the first time in his career, driving in five runs and leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Saturday night.

Suarez hit a three-run shot deep down the left-field line to cap a four-run third inning. He added solo homers in the sixth and eighth innings, giving him 12 this season – he hit 49 last year.

“I’m so happy. That was a big night for me,” Suarez said. “I try to concentrate every time I go to the plate for an at-bat, try to hit the ball hard. They made some mistakes and I hit the ball hard.”

This marked the third baseman’s ninth career multihomer game and gave him six home runs and 16 RBIs in his last 12 games.

“We’ve seen what (Suarez) is capable of when he gets going and he gets hold of some balls,” Reds manager David Bell said. “We’ve seen him get locked in like that before and it’s fun to watch. It’d be great if he kept it going.”

Tucker Barnhart led off the Reds’ third by lining a home run to the shrubbery beyond the center-field fence. Pirates center fielder Anthony Alford broke his right elbow when he slammed into the wall chasing the ball. Claimed off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays last month, Alford will most likely miss the last three weeks of the season.

“Honestly, it makes me feel a little sick to my stomach just because of the opportunity he has right now, but even more so knowing the person and the kid,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “Just to see the pain and anguish in his eyes, it’s difficult.”

Amir Garrett (1-0), the third of five Reds’ pitchers, worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.

Garrett relieved Michael Lorenzen in the sixth inning with two outs, the bases loaded and the Reds holding a 5-2 lead. He struck out Adam Frazier swinging on a full-count fastball.

“I knew I had him when I had it 0-2 (count) and it didn’t matter when we got to 3-2,” Garrett said. “He was up there guessing, I could tell.”

Trevor Williams (1-6), was tagged for three of the homers and lost his third straight decision. He allowed five runs and five hits in six innings while striking out six and walking three.

“It’s just one of those things you have to tip your hat to a guy,” Williams said of Suarez. “Unfortunately, the first one he hit was a three-run homer and it’s crooked numbers you can’t really defend. You’re swimming uphill after that.”

Pittsburgh leadoff batter Erik Gonzalez had three hits and a walk. Jacob Stallings homered in the fourth inning to draw the Pirates within 4-2.

Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani was pulled after issuing a leadoff walk in the fifth. He gave up two runs and six hits.

The Reds managed just six hits but four of them left the park as they won for the third time in four games. Pittsburgh lost for the fifth time in seven games.

 

 

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout became the team’s career home run leader when he hit No. 300 Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader against Houston.

Trout broke a tie with Tim Salmon for the franchise record. Trout had matched Salmon with a homer Friday night, and has connected five times in eight games.

Trout’s major league-leading 15th homer came in the third inning, a two-run drive off Brandon Bielak.

The three-time AL MVP, who won the award last year, is in his 10th season. The 29-year-old Trout is the 16th player to reach the 300-homer mark before turning 30 and the 11th fastest by age to do it.

Trout is the 151st player overall to hit at least 300 home runs.

Salmon played his entire 14-year career with the Angels from 1992 to 2006 and was part of their only World Series championship in 2002. He is part of the team’s broadcast crew and was at Saturday’s game.

“I knew the day he signed the extension that he was going to pass it,” Salmon said on Fox Sports West after Trout broke the record. “All records are meant to be broken.”

In March 2019, Trout signed a 12-year contract worth $426.5 million.

 

 

Adam Wainwright pitched six-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Wainwright allowed two runs, struck out six and walked one while improving to 4-0 for the first time in his career. The 6-foot-7 right-hander tossed a four-hitter in a 7-2 victory over Cleveland on his 39th birthday in his previous start.

“I don’t feel 39,” he said. “I felt 39 when I was 34 or 35. When I go out on the mound, I feel good and ready to win.”

Paul DeJong drove in two runs for St. Louis, which had dropped two in a row. Kolten Wong had two hits and scored twice.

Chicago had won four of five. The NL Central leaders had one last chance in the seventh, putting two runners on with two out, but Giovanny Gallegos struck out Anthony Rizzo to finish his third save.

Ian Happ homered twice, but the rest of the Cubs lineup came up empty. Happ started in center field after he missed the series opener with a right eye contusion. He was struck by a foul ball after it bounced off the plate on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

Chicago loaded the bases with none out in the second and failed to score. Wainwright struck out Steven Souza Jr., got Nico Hoerner to line out to second and coaxing Happ into an inning-ending grounder.

“We’ve got to move the baseball in that situation, make something happen,” manager David Ross said. “The strikeout kills you, obviously.”

Cubs right-hander Albert Alzolay (0-1) was pulled after he walked five in 2 2/3 innings in his third appearance this season. He was charged with two runs and two hits.

 

 

Tyler O’Neill and Paul DeJong homered, five St. Louis pitchers combined on a three-hitter and the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 Saturday night to sweep a doubleheader.

In the opener, Adam Wainwright pitched in the seventh and led the Cardinals to a 4-2 win.

St. Louis pulled within 2 1/2 games of the NL Central-leading Cubs.

Austin Gomber started the second game for the Cardinals and struck out five in 2 2/3 scoreless innings. Ryan Helsley (1-0) allowed one run on one hit in 1 1/3 innings of relief to get the win.

John Gant got four outs and Andrew Miller got the final three outs.

The Cardinals, batting last in the nightcap after an earlier postponement in St. Louis, jumped on top 3-0 in the second against Colin Rea (1-1). DeJong led off with a homer. Then following a walk, O’Neill hit a two-run homer.

Brad Miller made it 4-0 in the third with an RBI single. Harrison Bader had a sacrifice fly to score O’Neill in the fourth for a 5-0 lead.

Chicago got a run in the fifth on David Bote RBI groundout.

“It was a team win across the board,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said. “Contributions from everyone. A lot of young guys really played well today.”

Wainwright allowed two runs, struck out six and walked one while improving to 4-0 for the first time in his career. The 6-foot-7 right-hander tossed a four-hitter in a 7-2 victory over Cleveland on his 39th birthday in his previous start.

“I don’t feel 39,” he said. “I felt 39 when I was 34 or 35. When I go out on the mound, I feel good and ready to win.”

DeJong drove in two runs for St. Louis, which had dropped two in a row. Kolten Wong had two hits and scored twice.

The Cubs had one last chance in the seventh, putting two runners on with two out, but Giovanny Gallegos struck out Anthony Rizzo to finish his third save.

Ian Happ homered twice, but the rest of the Cubs lineup came up empty. Happ started in center field after he missed the series opener with a right eye contusion. He was struck by a foul ball after it bounced off the plate on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

 

 

Milwaukee closer Josh Hader allowed his first hit of the season, and then gave up Cesar Hernandez’s game-winning single in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Brewers 4-3 on Saturday night.

Oscar Mercado, who scored on Hernandez’s liner through a five-man infield, led off the ninth with a double, ending Hader’s major league-record streak of 12 hitless appearances to start the season.

“It was a great run,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “We’re 38 games into the season and he hasn’t given up a hit. You’ve got to give Mercado credit. He was hitting ninth and was a big part of their offense.”

Hader (0-1) did not retire a batter, leaving him tied with Hal Newhouser and Brad Clontz for the record of 35 consecutive hitless at-bats to open a year. The left-hander also threw a wild pitch that moved Mercado to third.

“I wasn’t sure the streak was still going until I looked up at the scoreboard and said, `I guess he’s finally given up a hit,'” said Mercado, who is batting .146 and had been 0 for 9 against lefties.

Cleveland reliever Brad Hand (1-1) gave up a leadoff double to pinch hitter Tyrone Taylor and a single to Christian Yelich in the ninth, but struck out Ryan Braun to end the inning.

“Josh is a great pitcher and that’s an amazing streak,” Hand said. “Merky got a good pitch to hit and Cesar came through, so we were able to scratch a run across.”

Keston Hiura hit a solo homer in the sixth and Orlando Arcia belted a leadoff drive in the eighth as Milwaukee erased a 3-1 deficit. Arcia’s shot came against Nick Wittgren, who had worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh.

Jose Ramirez’s two-run homer gave the Indians a 3-1 lead in the fifth. It came on the 10th pitch of the at-bat and chased Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff. Hernandez doubled in Mercado one batter earlier to tie the score.

Aaron Civale allowed two runs in six innings for Cleveland, but remained winless since Aug. 19 at Pittsburgh. The right-hander gave up an RBI double to Daniel Vogelbach in the fourth and Hiura’s homer.

Vogelbach, who was claimed off waivers from Toronto on Thursday, went 1 for 3. The former All-Star has three hits in two games with the Brewers after going 5 for 57 (.088) in 20 combined games for the Mariners and Blue Jays.

 

 

Jose Abreu hit his 13th home run of the season in the first inning, Yasmani Grandal added a two-run shot, and the Chicago White Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Saturday night behind ace Lucas Giolito.

Abreu leads the majors with 40 RBIs in 40 games and extended his hitting streak to 19 games. His 425-foot, two-run homer pushed him past Baltimore’s Anthony Santander for the longest streak this season.

“He’s our heart and soul,” Giolito said. “It seems like he’s getting that clutch hit almost every single game. Runners in scoring position, two outs, he gets the job done. What he provides for us on a daily basis, he does it all.”

Giolito (4-2) allowed three runs on five hits in six-plus innings. He struck out nine, fanning five of the last seven batters he faced, and walked none. Alex Colome earned his ninth save in 10 tries.

“I really wanted to get through the seventh, or at least get one of those first two guys that I faced,” Giolito said. “Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. The bullpen picked me up.

“It’s kind of what we do. In a close game like that, if one side falls short, the other side is there to pick them up. That’s what the team was able to do in spite of me not being able to get through seven.”

The White Sox (25-15) are now 8-1 against the Royals this season.

Kris Bubic (0-5) took the loss, allowing five runs, two of them earned.

“Great outing. You take that fifth away, or we make a play that didn’t get made in the fifth and that’s a completely different ballgame,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “But still, he gets through that first and really shows no chink in his armor. He just got better as he went.”

An error by Maikel Franco in the top of the fifth led to three unearned runs. Bubic pitched a career-high seven innings and only allowed four hits, with four strikeouts and one walk.

The Royals drew within 2-1 on Bubba Starling’s leadoff home run in the third, his first homer since Sept. 11, 2019 in Chicago against the White Sox.

Tim Anderson’s RBI single drove in James McCann in the fifth, and Grandal followed with his homer.

 

 

The Washington Nationals and general manager Mike Rizzo finalized a multiyear contract extension Saturday.

Manager Dave Martinez hopes he is next up.

The 59-year-old Rizzo, who also holds the title of president of baseball operations, built the team that won the 2019 World Series championship. The Nationals have won four NL East titles, most recently in 2017. They won the last season’s World Series after making the playoffs as a wild card.

Rizzo’s contract was set to expire at the end of this season. Martinez said his boss earned his new deal.

“He deserves it,” Martinez said. “He built this organization and good for him.

“He gets more years to build this up again and do it again.”

This year, the Nationals are in last place in the division in the pandemic-shortened season, but the 2020 struggles have not affected Nationals owner Mark Lerner’s confidence in Rizzo.

“We are thrilled that Mike will continue to lead our club,” Lerner said in a statement released by the team.

“He guided us through the early years of building this franchise into what it is today – a perennial contender that brought a World Series championship home to Washington, D.C., last season. I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship for years to come.”

Martinez is in the final year of a three-year contract that includes a club option for 2021. So far, there has been no announcement from the team about next season and beyond.

“Mike’s is done. Mine should be coming around the corner pretty soon,” Martinez said. “We’ll see what happens.”

Martinez insisted he doesn’t worry about his contract status.

 

 

In danger of her earliest exit at the U.S. Open since her debut 22 years ago, Serena Williams turned things around and took over against Sloane Stephens.

Williams emerged from the third-round matchup between two Americans who are past champions at Flushing Meadows – she’s won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the place – with a 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over 2017 titlist Stephens on Saturday.

Afterward, Williams’ 3-year-old daughter, Olympia, wore a mask and waved at Mom while sitting on her father’s lap in a front-row seat. On her way to the locker room, Williams waved back.

“I hope,” Williams said, “that she saw her mama fighting.”

Williams did it, as she so often does, with her best-in-the-game serve, hitting 12 aces at up to 122 mph as it got really dialed in midway through the second set, and an ability to re-calibrate her groundstrokes that were so awry early and so superb down the stretch.

“She served a lot better,” said Stephens, now 1-6 against Williams, although they hadn’t played each other since 2015. “Obviously she has one of the greatest serves in the game. It’s really difficult to read.”

Williams collected 10 of the last 12 games by lifting her level, to be sure. But it helped that Stephens went from playing nearly perfectly to missing more and more. Following mistakes, Stephens would look over at her coach, Kamau Murray, or smack her right thigh with her palm so loudly that it echoed through a nearly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“In that first set, I don’t think she made any errors, honestly. She was playing so clean. I said, `I don’t want to lose in straight sets,'” said Williams, whose only career U.S. Open loss before the fourth round came in the third against Irina Spirlea in 1998 at age 16.

Williams, who turns 39 in three weeks, said she told herself Saturday: “OK, Serena, just get a game. Get a game.”

 

 

The final hole at East Lake brought two strange sights Saturday at the Tour Championship.

First, Rory McIlroy hit a shot that toppled out of thick rough right into the water in front of him, a distance laser cameras estimated at 85 feet, 8 inches, not accounting for how far it sank to the bottom.

Then, Dustin Johnson reached his drive and could see the entire golf ball in the grass. It was in the first cut, sure, but a relief considering he didn’t hit a fairway over the final three hours.

It was a rare green light for Johnson, and he hit 5-iron to 30 feet for a two-putt birdie and an even-par 70, allowing to escape with a one-shot lead over Sungjae Im at the halfway point of the chase for the FedEx Cup and the $15 million prize.

Johnson headed straight to the range to try to figure out why he hit only two fairways, though he was satisfied to have so few chances and still stay in front.

“Two different golf courses if you’re playing from the fairway or playing from the rough,” Johnson said. “Playing from the fairway you can attack the course, you can shoot a good score. Playing from where I did, it’s not so much fun. But I managed my game pretty well, and pleased with the score that I shot, especially the way I drove the ball.”

McIlroy also shrugged off his shot, in which he tried to do too much with a gnarly lie, not so much to get over the water but a bunker on the right side. It cost him a bogey for a 71 that left him five behind, though he could see a bigger picture.

“It doesn’t look like I’m going to lose any ground today anyway, which is some sort of consolation,” he said.

That might have been the best take after a second round filled with birdies and blunders. The next 36 holes are all about opportunity for the nine player separated by just five shots.

As well as Johnson has been playing – two runner-up finishes and an 11-shot victory in his last three starts – there was a chance he could have taken his two-shot lead at the start of the tournament and run away with it.

Johnson, with rounds of 67-70 along with starting at 10 under as the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup, was at 13 under.

Im, the budding star from South Korea whose game had gone lukewarm coming out of the three-month shutdown, birdied three of his last four holes for a 64 and will be in the final group with Johnson.

Xander Schauffele, who won the Tour Championship as a rookie in 2017, ran off three straight birdies late in his round for a 65 and was two shots behind. Another big move came from PGA champion Collin Morikawa, whose 66 put him four shots out of the lead.

Johnson hit the fairway on the first and fifth holes – both pars. He still managed a birdie on No. 8 when he drove into a bunker, came up short of the green and chipped in from 40 feet, both the par 5s and on No. 3, where he made a 40-footer.

“I feel like I got my two bad rounds out of the way and I got two good ones coming, where the other guys, they’ve shot some good scores,” Johnson said. “My game feels good. I’ve still got a lot of confidence in everything I’m doing. Just I’ve got to hit it in the fairway. That’s pretty simple.”

He wasn’t alone in his struggles.

Justin Thomas pulled within one shot until he couldn’t convert birdie chances and then drove so far left on the 18th that he had to pitch out sideways, leading to bogey and a 71.

Jon Rahm again was keeping stride with Johnson until he found the water off the tee at the par-3 15th and made double bogey, followed by a wild drive that led to bogey on the 16th. He shot a 74, nine shots worse than his opening round. That left him four shots behind at 9 under.

That’s what was so maddening for Thomas, who felt like he was hitting it well enough from tee to green. He ranks last in the 30-man field in putting, which would not surprise him.

“I should have never shot over par today with how well I played,” he said. “I just made absolutely nothing.”

That much was evident when his 6-foot par putt swirled in and out of the cup, and Thomas gave it a sarcastic thumbs-up.

Rahm was frustrated as ever, mainly because he couldn’t capitalize when he was in the fairway and felt it was another round at East Lake that would cost him. Now, however, he’s still only four shots behind with 36 holes remaining and $15 million still very much up for grabs.

“The closest I came from the fifth hole on to make a birdie was that bunker shot on 18,” he said of his third shot from behind the green. “That’s the best look I had all day. It’s just one of those days. But like you said, the mentality is right now we’ve played two days of the tournament. I’m four back going into the weekend. Anything can happen.”

Brandon Jones played it out in his mind over and over as he drove behind leaders Denny Hamlin and Ross Chastain. When the moment arrived, Jones was ready to pounce.

Jones swept past leaders Chastain and Hamlin two laps from the end to win the Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway on Saturday.

Jones was ready when Hamlin passed Chastain in turn four on the next-to-last lap, both leaders losing momentum as they tried to handle Darlington’s tricky curve.

“I knew it was going to come and I was ready,” said Jones, who stayed out in front for his third win this season and fourth of his career.

For Jones, it was a lot like his win in Kansas when he sat seventh on the second overtime restart and passed Austin Cindric for the victory.

Jones knew Hamlin and Chastain would struggle to regain their speed after Chastain bumped the NASCAR Cup Series racer. He told himself to drive low, find the clear air and stay focused on the finish line.

It happened just the way he thought.

“You saw them really racing hard and I knew I was catching them,” Jones said.

It sure didn’t look that way as Hamlin kept charging from behind in seeking his sixth career Xfinity win at Darlington.

Hamlin quickly moved behind Chastain after a final restart with 21 laps left. The NASCAR Cup Series driver stalked Chastain much of the way, several times pulling alongside before falling back to second.

Hamlin finally grabbed the lead with two laps left. Chastain wasn’t done, bumping Hamlin from behind to cause both to lose momentum – enough for Jones to push on past for the victory.

Jones said he only thought about getting a better exit out of the turn than his competitors.

“I did it at Kansas when I won, and that’s what came to mind,” Jones said. “I knew I need to back the entry up whenever they were racing really hard, and that was my only option, to try to get a better exit than them.”

Chastain held on for second, Ryan Sieg was third, Riley Herbst fourth and Hamlin fifth.

It was the second straight year Hamlin had a hard-luck Xfinity finish at Darlington. He was disqualified in 2019 after crossing the line first when his car was found to be out of regulation.

This time, Hamlin said he had no choice but to make a move with laps running out.

“I saw an opportunity there to clear, but once I did I carried a little too much speed into three,” he said. “The 19 (Jones) was able to catch up with both of us battling like that. It was fun, it just didn’t work out.”

Hamlin has bigger goals ahead as he starts second on the Cup Series playoff grid at the Southern 500 on Sunday night.

Chastain was disappointed he came up short of the win. He took hope in racing tight with an accomplished competitor like Hamlin, who won the race’s first two stages.

“Yeah, it’s another heartbreak, but we finished second with a torn-up race car,” he said.

Chastain’s finish locked him into the Xfinity playoffs. The series has three races remaining – two next weekend at Richmond – before its postseason starts.

Chase Briscoe led the most laps (55) and was in front when he slid on some liquid on the track to create the final restart.

 

 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1883       At Chicago’s Lakefront Park, the National League’s White Stockings send 23 batters to the plate, scoring 13 runs before an out is recorded. Tommy Burns and Ned Williamson both score three times in the 18-run, 18-hit seventh inning, establishing a major league record that still stands today.

1905       Frank Smith no-hits the Tigers, 15-0, in the biggest no-hit rout in major league history. The White Sox right-hander will toss another no-hitter in 1908, beating the A’s, 1-0.

1912       In a game which purposely matches the superstars, Boston hurler Smokey Joe Wood bests Senators’ legend Walter Johnson, 1-0, for his 30th (14th consecutive) victory in a season in which he will win 34. The Red Sox’ only run is a result of back-to-back doubles by Tris Speaker and Duffy Lewis; the first two-bagger should have been an easy fly out, but the ball lands into an area cordoned off by a rope to section off the overflow Fenway Park crowd.

1912       Jeff Tesreau, joining Christy Mathewson (Giants, 1901) and Nick Maddox (Pirates, 1907) becomes the third post-1900 rookie to throw a no-hitter. The 24 year-old right-hander holds the Phillies hitless in the Giants’ 3-0 victory in the first game of a twin bill at the Baker Bowl.

1924       In a game that features a total of only six hits, the Brooklyn Robins beat Boston, 1-0, behind the strong two-hit performance of right-hander Bill Doak. The Braves Field victory is the team’s 15th consecutive win, establishing the longest winning streak in franchise history.

1924       Browns right-hander Urban Shocker throws two complete games, beating the White Sox 6-2 in each of Comiskey Park contests. The 1922 major league strikeout leader faces 77 batters in the twin bill, but fans only one opponent, getting Chicago first baseman Earl Sheely in the opener.

1943       Carl Scheib became the youngest player to appear in an American League game when he tosses two-thirds of an inning in the A’s 11-4 loss to New York, giving up two hits and an earned run in the ninth inning of the Shibe Park contest. The 16 year-old good-hitting right-hander will post a 45-65 win-loss record, along with a .250 batting average during his 11 seasons in the major leagues.

1948       After 2,592 plate appearances, Emil Verban hits his first and only major league home run, establishing the mark for the longest homerless streak to start a career. The Cubs second baseman hits the historic home run off Johnny Vander Meer in the seventh inning of the team’s 3-1 loss to Chicago at Crosley Field.

1952       The National League’s longest game of the season ends when Del Ennis hits a walk-off home run in the 17th inning, giving the Phillies a 7-6 victory over the Braves in the first game of a twin bill at Shibe Park. Philadelphia starter Robin Roberts goes the distance, giving up 18 hits in the three-hour and fifty-minute contest.

1953       With Giants manager Leo Durocher yelling “stick it in his ear”, Ruben Gomez hits Carl Furillo, the National League’s leading hitter, on the wrist by a pitch. After taking first base, the Dodgers right fielder bolts into the opposing dugout to choke ‘Leo the Lip’, but in the melee, the knuckle on his little finger is fractured, putting an end to his season.

1954       Cuban-born Carlos Paula integrates the Senators when he collects a single and a double, playing left field in the team’s 8-1 victory over Philadelphia at Griffith Stadium. Next year, the 27 year-old Havana native, in his only full season in the majors, leads all freshmen when he compiles .299 batting average, playing in 115 games for Washington.

1967       In Detroit, Tiger right-hander Earl Wilson throws a complete game to earn his 20th victory of the season, beating the A’s in the nightcap of a twin bill, 6-3. The 32 year-old Louisianian will compile a 22-11 record, along with an ERA of 3.27, helping to keep the second-place club in the pennant race until the final day of the season.

1972       A’s southpaw Ken Holtzman and first baseman Mike Epstein wear black armbands on the sleeves of their uniforms to pay respect to the 11 Israeli Olympic athletes who were killed yesterday by terrorists in Munich. The action taken by the Jewish players, affirming the importance of their faith, is well received by the club, with Reggie Jackson wearing an armband in solidarity, along with skipper Dick Williams being fully supportive of the symbolic gesture made by the Oakland teammates.

1973       The formerly first-place Pirates make a rash decision to replace their skipper Bill Virdon after the team drops three of four to St. Louis to fall three games back in the standings. The bespectacled manager, who led the club to a division title last year, will be replaced with Danny Murtaugh, the man whom he had replaced prior to the 1972 season.

1973       Two Alou brothers are released by the Yankees when Felipe is selected off waivers by the Expos and Matty is purchased by Cardinals. Felipe and Matty will finish the season with their new teams, retiring the following season after brief stints with the Brewers and the Padres, respectively.

1974       Behind the complete-game pitching performances by Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar, the Orioles sweep a twin bill, blanking Cleveland twice, 2-0 and 1-0. The victories are the fourth and fifth consecutive shutouts thrown by the Birds, who establish an American League mark by hurling 54 straight scoreless frames.

1981       Fernando Valenzuela ties the National League’s rookie record for shutouts, blanking St. Louis, 5-0, for his seventh whitewash of the season. The Dodger lefty shares the mark with Irv Young (1905 Beaneaters), Grover Alexander (1911 Phillies), and Jerry Koosman (1968 Mets).

1981       “I told him to quit threatening me. If he wants me to go, make the move – don’t wait. I can’t take it any longer” – GENE MICHAEL, speaking to the press about his relationship with George Steinbrenner. Calling it the most the ”most agonizing” decision he has made as the owner of the Yankees, George Steinbrenner fires Gene Michael and replaces him with Bob Lemon. The former skipper’s demise was prompted by his comments to the press concerning his inability to no longer tolerate the Boss’s constant threats of dismissal and for his refusal to apologize for the August 28th remarks.

1982       The Pirates retire the number 8 worn by Willie Stargell, who was the team’s all-time leader in home runs, RBIs and extra-base hits, after spending his entire 21-year career with the Bucs. In 1988, the Hall of Fame will induct “Pops,” a seven-time NL All-Star who won NLCS and World Series MVP honors in 1979, in his first year of eligibility.

1985       In a matchup of aces that lives up its advanced billing, Dwight Gooden and Fernando Valenzuela hook up in one of the best pitchers’ duel in recent memory. New York beats Los Angeles at Chavez Ravine, 2-0, thanks to Darryl Strawberry’s two-run double on a day that the 20 year-old Mets right-hander strikes out ten batters, throwing nine shutout innings, while the Dodger southpaw pitches 11 innings without allowing a run.

1995       Cal Ripken breaks Lou Gehrig’s consecutive game record, playing in his 2,131st straight game. When the game becomes official in the middle of the fifth inning, the new ‘Iron Man’ takes a victory lap around Camden Yards during the 22-minute standing ovation from the sellout crowd, including President Bill Clinton.

1996       Paul Molitor reaches the 200-hit plateau for the fourth time in his career when he singles off Chuck Finley in the Twins’ 6-2 victory over California at the Metrodome. The Minnesota DH becomes the second major leaguer to reach the milestone as a 40 year-old, joining Sam Rice, who accomplished the feat while playing with the Senators in 1930.

1996       Brett Butler returns to the Dodger lineup four months after having surgery for throat cancer. The 39 year-old center fielder scores the decisive run in the team’s 3-2 victory over the Bucs.

1996       Eddie Murray of the Orioles becomes the 15th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs when his seventh-inning solo shot goes deep, knotting the score at 3-3 off Tiger pitcher Felipe Lira at Camden Yards. The Los Angeles native joins Hank Aaron and Willie Mays as the only players to reach this milestone and also have three thousand hits.

1996       After reaching a sponsorship deal with a local energy company, the Reds officially rename Riverfront Stadium to Cinergy Field. The ballpark, a multi-purpose, circular cookie-cutter stadium, which opened in 1970, will be imploded in 2002 after serving the team for 32 seasons to help make room for.

2000       After reaching an agreement with Mogan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Major League Baseball can now use the URL www.mlb.com. The law firm registered the mlb.com in 1994 and had refused to release the domain name, making it necessary for the sport to use www.majorleaguebaseball.com.

2000       Scott Sheldon joins Bert Campaneris (A’s, 1965) and Cesar Tovar (Twins, 1968) to become the third player in baseball history to play all nine positions in a single game. With the White Sox ahead 10-0, the Ranger infielder comes into the game defensively in the bottom of the fourth inning, replacing backstop Bill Haselman, and will proceed to play in every spot on the field, including a third of an inning on the mound, where he strikes out the only batter he faces.

2001       Joining Babe Ruth (1927 Yankees), Roger Maris (1961 Yankees), Mark McGwire (1998 Cardinals), and Sammy Sosa (1998 Cubs), Barry Bonds becomes the fifth major leaguer to hit 60 home runs in a season. The 37 year-old Giant left fielder, who is the oldest to join this elite group, reaches the historic plateau the quickest, needing only 141 games to reach the milestone.

2002       For the first time in 11 years, the Homer Hanky makes its return to the Metrodome in hopes of halting Oakland’s record-setting 20-game winning streak. The Twins, 8-0 in World Series home games (1987 and 1991) with the fans waving their trademark towels, see the magic continue when they blank their opponents, 6-0.

2002       The Twins and Brad Radke, who throws a six-hitter, stop Oakland’s 20-game winning streak, blanking the visitors at the Metrodome, 6-0. Oakland falls one game short of equalling the second-longest modern winning streak in baseball history, established by the Cubs, who won 21 straight contests in 1935.

2005       At an afternoon press conference at PNC Park, Pirates General Manager Dave Littlefield announces the dismissal of manager Lloyd McClendon. The former skipper, who compiled a 336-446 record during his 3+ year tenure in the Bucs dugout, will be replaced by bench coach Pete Mackanin on an interim basis for the remainder of the season.

2005       As part of the National Roberto Clemente Day celebration, teams will collect donations from fans in support of the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Also, in remembrance of those affected by the disaster, major league players will don helmets bearing the Red Cross logo on the right side, and the number to call to help those in need will appear on the sides of the bases.

2005       Mark Teixeira, with his 36th round-tripper this year, becomes the fifth player in major league history to collect 100 homers during his first three seasons when he hits a three-run, two-out blast to right-field in the top of the ninth off Joe Nathan, giving the Rangers a come-from-behind 10-7 victory over Minnesota at the Metrodome. The 25 year-old slugger, who will finish with 43 dingers, went yard 26 and 38 times, respectively, in his first two seasons with Texas.

2006       With the help of three defensive gems at Miami’s Dolphin Stadium, Anibal Sanchez no-hits the Diamondbacks, 2-0, when Eric Byrnes makes the last out of the game on a questionable, bang-bang play at first base. The 22 year-old Venezuelan hurler is the 18th rookie to throw a no-hitter, and he joins Al Leiter, Kevin Brown, and A.J. Burnett as the fourth Marlin to throw a no-hitter.

2009       With a leadoff first-inning double in the Mariners’ 5-2 loss in Oakland, Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 259th player and the second-quickest to collect 2000 major league hits. In 1933, Al Simmons, playing with the White Sox, reached the milestone in his 1,390th game, a dozen contests less than Seattle’s superstar.

2012       Cal Ripken becomes the fifth Oriole of the six O’s who have been inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame to have a statue dedicated in Camden Yards’ Legends Park. The Iron Man joins Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver, Jim Palmer, and Eddie Murray, along with Brooks Robinson, scheduled to also be honored at the end of the month.

2013       Facing his former team, Yusmeiro Petit retires the first 26 Diamondbacks he faces in the Giants’ 3-0 victory at AT&T Park. The 28 year-old right-hander’s bid for perfection is spoiled by pinch-hitter Eric Chavez, who strokes a line-drive single to right field with two outs in the ninth inning.

 

 

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Tampa Bay 27 13 .675 13 – 6 14 – 7 21 – 10 0 – 0 0 – 0 8 – 2 L 1
NY Yankees 21 18 .538 5.5 14 – 7 7 – 11 12 – 10 0 – 0 0 – 0 5 – 5 L 2
Toronto 21 18 .538 5.5 8 – 5 13 – 13 14 – 12 0 – 0 0 – 0 6 – 4 L 2
Baltimore 18 21 .462 8.5 9 – 15 9 – 6 10 – 14 0 – 0 0 – 0 4 – 6 W 2
Boston 14 27 .341 13.5 8 – 16 6 – 11 9 – 20 0 – 0 0 – 0 4 – 6 W 2
Central
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Chi White Sox 25 15 .625 11 – 9 14 – 6 0 – 0 18 – 10 0 – 0 7 – 3 W 3
Cleveland 24 15 .615 0.5 10 – 8 14 – 7 0 – 0 15 – 10 0 – 0 7 – 3 W 1
Minnesota 25 16 .610 0.5 17 – 4 8 – 12 0 – 0 16 – 13 0 – 0 5 – 5 W 5
Detroit 17 20 .459 6.5 9 – 10 8 – 10 0 – 0 8 – 15 0 – 0 6 – 4 L 4
Kansas City 14 26 .350 11 7 – 12 7 – 14 0 – 0 10 – 19 0 – 0 2 – 8 L 5
West
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Oakland 23 13 .639 14 – 5 9 – 8 0 – 0 0 – 0 17 – 8 5 – 5 W 1
Houston 21 18 .538 3.5 16 – 6 5 – 12 0 – 0 0 – 0 14 – 10 5 – 5 L 3
Seattle 17 22 .436 7.5 9 – 8 8 – 14 0 – 0 0 – 0 13 – 16 7 – 3 W 4
LA Angels 16 25 .390 9.5 11 – 12 5 – 13 0 – 0 0 – 0 14 – 18 7 – 3 W 4
Texas 13 25 .342 11 9 – 10 4 – 15 0 – 0 0 – 0 7 – 13 2 – 8 L 4

 

National League
East
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Atlanta 23 16 .590 13 – 6 10 – 10 14 – 11 0 – 0 0 – 0 6 – 4 L 2
Philadelphia 19 16 .543 2 14 – 9 5 – 7 16 – 8 0 – 0 0 – 0 8 – 2 L 1
Miami 17 17 .500 3.5 2 – 9 15 – 8 10 – 11 0 – 0 0 – 0 4 – 6 W 1
NY Mets 18 22 .450 5.5 8 – 11 10 – 11 12 – 16 0 – 0 0 – 0 4 – 6 W 1
Washington 14 24 .368 8.5 6 – 13 8 – 11 8 – 14 0 – 0 0 – 0 3 – 7 W 2
Central
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
Chi Cubs 23 17 .575 13 – 10 10 – 7 0 – 0 16 – 12 0 – 0 5 – 5 L 2
St. Louis 16 15 .516 2.5 8 – 7 8 – 8 0 – 0 11 – 9 0 – 0 5 – 5 W 2
Milwaukee 18 20 .474 4 8 – 10 10 – 10 0 – 0 12 – 12 0 – 0 5 – 5 L 1
Cincinnati 18 22 .450 5 8 – 11 10 – 11 0 – 0 12 – 14 0 – 0 5 – 5 W 1
Pittsburgh 12 26 .316 10 7 – 13 5 – 13 0 – 0 11 – 15 0 – 0 3 – 7 L 1
West
Team W L Pct GB Home Road East Central West Last 10 Streak
LA Dodgers 30 11 .732 15 – 6 15 – 5 0 – 0 0 – 0 20 – 9 8 – 2 L 1
San Diego 24 17 .585 6 12 – 6 12 – 11 0 – 0 0 – 0 14 – 13 6 – 4 L 1
Colorado 19 20 .487 10 9 – 12 10 – 8 0 – 0 0 – 0 12 – 12 5 – 5 W 1
San Francisco 19 21 .475 10.5 10 – 9 9 – 12 0 – 0 0 – 0 13 – 14 5 – 5 W 1
Arizona 15 25 .375 14.5 9 – 9 6 – 16 0 – 0 0 – 0 10 – 21 2 – 8 L 1