MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Oakland 9 Colorado 5
Baltimore 3 Cleveland 1
Boston 5 NY Yankees 2
Houston 13 Toronto 1
Texas 5 Tampa Bay 4
Chicago White Sox 9 Detroit 8
Kansas City 14 Minnesota 5
LA Angels 3 Seattle 2
Washington 2 Philadelphia 1
Pittsburgh 9 Miami 2
LA Dodgers 9 Atlanta 5
Milwaukee 5 Arizona 1
Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 4
San Francisco 8 Chicago Cubs 5
San Diego 2 NY Mets 0
LA Clippers 104 Dallas 97
Montréal 1 Winnipeg 0
Vegas 3 Colorado 2
COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
Liberty 11 Duke 6
East Carolina 8 Norfolk State 5
South Carolina 4 Virginia 3
South Florida 5 Florida 3
Texas Tech 6 Army 3
Georgia Tech 7 Indiana State 6
Notre Dame 10 Central Michigan 0
North Carolina State 8 Alabama 1
Texas 11 Southern 0
Dallas Baptist 6 Oregon State 5
Mississippi State 8 Samford 4
Arkansas 13 New Jersey Tech 8
Cal Santa Barbara 14 Oklahoma State 4
Stanford 9 North Dakota State 1
Oregon 13 Central Connecticut State 10
Miami, Florida 1 S. Alabama 0
Charlotte 13 Maryland 10
Tennessee 9 Wright State 8
TCU 12 McNeese 4
Old Dominion 4 Jacksonville 3
Arizona State 7 Fairfield 6
North Carolina 5 UCLA 4
Vanderbilt 10 Connecticut 6 Michigan 1
Nebraska 8 Northeastern 6
Ole Miss 6 SE. Missouri State 3
UC Irvine 7 Nevada 0
VCU 19. Campbell 4
Arizona 12 Grand Canyon 6
Gonzaga 3 LSU 0
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES
James Madison 2 Oklahoma State 1
Alabama 6 UCLA 0
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-REGIONALS NCC/AREA (SATURDAY)
Harrison vs. Northrup 11:00
University vs. Centerville 11:00
Parke Heritage vs. Knightstown 1:00
@ CARROLL FLORA
Union City vs. Cowan 11:00
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SEMI-STATE-NCC/AREA (SATURDAY)
@ FOREST PARK
Union County vs. South Vermillion 11:00
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS STATE TRACK FINALS
1) Carmel 68
2) Brownsburg 40
3) Center Grove 38
4) Fishers 32
5) Harrison (West Lafayette) 24
5) Warren Central 24
7) Plainfield 18
7) Columbus North 18
7) Boonville 18
10) Hobart 17
11) Pioneer 16
12) Bloomington North 15
12) Marion 15
14) East Central 14
15) North Central (Indianapoli 13
15) Zionsville 13
15) Penn 13
15) Noblesville 13
19) Leo 12
19) Lawrence Central 12
21) Lowell 11
22) South Bend Adams 10
22) Whiteland Community 10
22) Yorktown 10
22) Corydon Central 10
22) Morgan Township 10
27) Avon 9
27) Lafayette Jefferson 9
27) New Albany 9
27) Angola 9
31) Heritage Hills 8.50
32) Valparaiso 8
32) Hamilton Southeastern 8
32) Michigan City 8
32) Elkhart 8
32) Highland 8
32) South Knox 8
38) Evansville F.J. Reitz 7
38) Bellmont 7
38) Northridge 7
38) Westfield 7
38) Merrillville 7
38) Lake Central 7
38) Park Tudor 7
45) Evansville Bosse 6
45) Mooresville 6
45) LaPorte 6
48) Brebeuf Jesuit 5
48) Floyd Central 5
48) Ben Davis 5
48) Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 5
52) Greenfield-Central 4.50
53) Franklin Central 4
53) Lakewood Park Christian 4
53) Castle 4
53) Pendleton Heights 4
53) South Adams 4
53) Delta 4
59) Indianapolis Cardinal Ritt 3
59) Crown Point 3
59) Tippecanoe Valley 3
59) Paoli 3
63) Culver Academies 2
63) Danville 2
63) Warsaw Community 2
63) West Lafayette 2
63) Calumet 2
63) Terre Haute South Vigo 2
63) Sullivan 2
63) Indianapolis Cathedral 2
71) Churubusco 1
71) Forest Park 1
71) Fort Wayne Northrop 1
71) Fort Wayne Concordia Luth 1
71) Richmond 1
71) Goshen 1
FINAL INDIVIDUAL RESULTS: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/boys%20sports/track/2020-21/ihsaaboysstate2021.pdf
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TRACK-STATE FINALS
3:00 p.m. – Pole Vault, Long Jump and Discus
3:30 p.m. – High Jump; Shot Put
4:15 p.m. – 3200 M Relay Finals
5:00 p.m. – 100 M Dash Trials
5:15 p.m. – 100 M High Hurdle Trials
5:40 p.m. – 200 M Dash Trials
6:10 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
6:15 p.m. – 100 M High Hurdles
6:25 p.m. – 100 M Dash
6:35 p.m. – 1600 M Run
6:45 p.m. – 400 M Relay
7:05 p.m. – 400 M Dash
7:20 p.m. – 300 M Low Hurdles
7:45 p.m. – 800 M Run
8:05 p.m. – 200 M Dash
8:15 p.m. – 3200 M Run
8:30 p.m. – 1600 M Relay
Advancement from State Meet Trials to Finals
1. 110 and 100 Hurdles, 100; 200
a. 3 heats with 9
b. 1st, 2nd from each heat plus next 3 best times.
2. 400 Relay, 1600 Relay, 400, 300 Hurdles
a. no trials
b. 3 sections timed; 9 per section
3. 3200 Relay, 800
a. no trials
b. 2 sections; 1 with 13, 1 with 14
4. 1600 and 3200
a. no trials
b. 1 race timed
5. Field Events
a. top 10 qualify plus ties
|Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide|
|Jun. 3-6, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1t||Patrick Cantlay||67||-8 (67)||F|
|1t||Jon Rahm||69||-5||-8 (69)||13|
|3||Scottie Scheffler||67||71||-6 (138)||F|
|4t||Carlos Ortiz||68||-5 (68)||F|
|4t||Max Homa||69||-2||-5 (69)||14|
|4t||Xander Schauffele||68||-1||-5 (68)||12|
|4t||Rickie Fowler||69||-2||-5 (69)||11|
|8t||Branden Grace||72||-4 (72)||F|
|8t||Lucas Herbert||69||-4 (69)||F|
|8t||Tony Finau||72||-4||-4 (72)||16|
|8t||Jim Herman||72||-4||-4 (72)||14|
|8t||Hideki Matsuyama||73||-5||-4 (73)||14|
|8t||Collin Morikawa||66||+2||-4 (66)||12|
|8t||Rafa Cabrera Bello||68||E||-4 (68)||10|
|15t||Vaughn Taylor||69||72||-3 (141)||F|
|15t||Xinjun Zhang||73||68||-3 (141)||F|
|15t||Kyle Stanley||70||71||-3 (141)||F|
|15t||Joel Dahmen||73||-3 (73)||F|
|15t||Chris Kirk||74||-3 (74)||F|
|15t||Bo Hoag||68||73||-3 (141)||F|
|21t||Aaron Wise||70||-2 (70)||F|
|21t||Sam Burns||71||-2 (71)||F|
|21t||Adam Scott||68||-2 (68)||F|
|21t||Viktor Hovland||70||-2 (70)||F|
|21t||Sung Kang||72||-2 (72)||F|
|21t||Robby Shelton||71||-2 (71)||F|
|21t||Alex Noren||73||69||-2 (142)||F|
|21t||Lucas Glover||72||70||-2 (142)||F|
|21t||Charl Schwartzel||70||72||-2 (142)||F|
|21t||Brendan Steele||69||+1||-2 (69)||15|
|21t||Justin Thomas||69||+1||-2 (69)||13|
|21t||Shane Lowry||69||+1||-2 (69)||13|
|21t||Nick Taylor||68||+2||-2 (68)||12|
|34t||Charley Hoffman||72||71||-1 (143)||F|
|34t||J.T. Poston||74||-1 (74)||F|
|34t||Louis Oosthuizen||71||-1 (71)||F|
|34t||Jordan Spieth||67||-1 (67)||F|
|34t||Bryson DeChambeau||72||-1 (72)||F|
|34t||Jason Dufner||70||+1||-1 (70)||16|
|34t||Jimmy Walker||74||-3||-1 (74)||15|
|34t||Michael Thompson||70||+1||-1 (70)||14|
|34t||Patrick Reed||71||E||-1 (71)||13|
|43t||Kevin Streelman||72||72||E (144)||F|
|43t||Marc Leishman||75||E (75)||F|
|43t||C.T. Pan||70||E (70)||F|
|43t||Antoine Rozner||72||E (72)||F|
|43t||Stewart Cink||74||E (74)||F|
|43t||Rory McIlroy||72||E (72)||F|
|43t||Christiaan Bezuidenhout||69||+3||E (69)||16|
|43t||Si Woo Kim||73||-1||E (73)||15|
|43t||Adam Long||67||+5||E (67)||14|
|43t||Russell Knox||72||E||E (72)||12|
|53t||Harry Higgs||76||69||+1 (145)||F|
|53t||Talor Gooch||74||71||+1 (145)||F|
|53t||Kyoung-Hoon Lee||71||+1 (71)||F|
|53t||Tyler Strafaci||71||+1 (71)||F|
|53t||Sahith Theegala||76||+1 (76)||F|
|53t||Mark Hubbard||73||E||+1 (73)||16|
|53t||Troy Merritt||74||-1||+1 (74)||14|
|53t||Corey Conners||74||-1||+1 (74)||12|
|53t||Harold Varner III||72||+1||+1 (72)||11|
|62t||Brandon Hagy||76||70||+2 (146)||F|
|62t||Cameron Tringale||70||76||+2 (146)||F|
|62t||Martin Laird||72||+2 (72)||F|
|62t||Doc Redman||75||71||+2 (146)||F|
|62t||Tyler McCumber||76||-2||+2 (76)||17|
|62t||Brendon Todd||72||+2||+2 (72)||14|
|62t||Hudson Swafford||72||+2||+2 (72)||12|
|69t||Sungjae Im||77||+3 (77)||F|
|69t||Cameron Smith||74||+3 (74)||F|
|69t||James Hahn||74||+3 (74)||F|
|69t||Chase Johnson||75||+3 (75)||F|
|69t||K.J. Choi||74||73||+3 (147)||F|
|69t||Matt Wallace||71||76||+3 (147)||F|
|69t||Brian Gay||73||+2||+3 (73)||15|
|69t||Danny Willett||75||E||+3 (75)||14|
|77t||David Lingmerth||75||73||+4 (148)||F|
|77t||Luke List||76||72||+4 (148)||F|
|77t||Russell Henley||73||75||+4 (148)||F|
|77t||William McGirt||73||+4 (73)||F|
|77t||Matthew NeSmith||74||74||+4 (148)||F|
|77t||Camilo Villegas||73||75||+4 (148)||F|
|77t||Gary Woodland||75||+1||+4 (75)||14|
|77t||Matthew Fitzpatrick||75||+1||+4 (75)||14|
|77t||Billy Horschel||76||E||+4 (76)||13|
|77t||Keegan Bradley||78||-2||+4 (78)||11|
|77t||Lanto Griffin||76||E||+4 (76)||11|
|77t||Adam Hadwin||74||+2||+4 (74)||10|
|89t||Joaquin Niemann||74||75||+5 (149)||F|
|89t||Matt Jones||73||+5 (73)||F|
|89t||Patton Kizzire||73||+5 (73)||F|
|89t||Takumi Kanaya||73||+5 (73)||F|
|89t||Emiliano Grillo||71||78||+5 (149)||F|
|89t||Dylan Frittelli||74||+3||+5 (74)||14|
|89t||Doug Ghim||75||+2||+5 (75)||11|
|96t||Victor Perez||74||76||+6 (150)||F|
|96t||Henrik Norlander||78||72||+6 (150)||F|
|96t||Robert Streb||77||+1||+6 (77)||16|
|96t||Charles Howell III||75||+3||+6 (75)||16|
|96t||Denny McCarthy||75||+3||+6 (75)||11|
|101t||Richy Werenski||78||+7 (78)||F|
|101t||Sebastian Munoz||75||+7 (75)||F|
|103t||Peter Malnati||81||71||+8 (152)||F|
|103t||Wyndham Clark||74||78||+8 (152)||F|
|105t||Cameron Davis||77||76||+9 (153)||F|
|105t||Tyler Duncan||75||+9 (75)||F|
|105t||Tom Hoge||75||+9 (75)||F|
|105t||Joe Long||72||+9 (72)||F|
|105t||Haotong Li||79||+9 (79)||F|
|105t||Sepp Straka||77||76||+9 (153)||F|
|105t||Padraig Harrington||78||+3||+9 (78)||11|
|112t||Byeong Hun An||79||75||+10 (154)||F|
|112t||Mackenzie Hughes||77||77||+10 (154)||F|
|112t||Bubba Watson||77||+5||+10 (77)||14|
|115||Danny Lee||80||75||+11 (155)||F|
|116t||Patrick Rodgers||79||+12 (79)||F|
|116t||Jamie Lovemark||81||75||+12 (156)||F|
|118||Cameron Champ||82||+4||+14 (82)||14|
|U.S. Women’s Open Conducted by the USGA|
|Jun. 3-6, Olympic Club, San Francisco, California|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Yuka Saso||69||67||-6 (136)||F|
|2||Jeongeun Lee||70||67||-5 (137)||F|
|3t||Megha Ganne||67||71||-4 (138)||F|
|3t||Megan Khang||68||70||-4 (138)||F|
|5||Shanshan Feng||69||70||-3 (139)||F|
|6t||Inbee Park||71||69||-2 (140)||F|
|6t||Lexi Thompson||69||71||-2 (140)||F|
|6t||Mel Reid||67||73||-2 (140)||F|
|9t||Maja Stark||71||70||-1 (141)||F|
|9t||Nasa Hataoka||72||69||-1 (141)||F|
|9t||Ariya Jutanugarn||71||70||-1 (141)||F|
|12t||Sarah Burnham||76||66||E (142)||F|
|12t||Marina Alex||70||72||E (142)||F|
|12t||Danielle Kang||73||69||E (142)||F|
|12t||Hyo Joo Kim||72||70||E (142)||F|
|16t||Wichanee Meechai||70||73||+1 (143)||F|
|16t||Jennifer Kupcho||70||73||+1 (143)||F|
|18t||Stacy Lewis||72||72||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||Alison Lee||74||70||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||In-Kyung Kim||74||70||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||Lucy Li||73||71||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||Mina Harigae||71||73||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||Gurleen Kaur||71||73||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||Sei Young Kim||74||70||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||Jin Young Ko||70||74||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||Madelene Sagstrom||71||73||+2 (144)||F|
|18t||Austin Ernst||70||74||+2 (144)||F|
|28t||Matilda Castren||74||71||+3 (145)||F|
|28t||Patty Tavatanakit||75||70||+3 (145)||F|
|28t||Emily Pedersen||71||74||+3 (145)||F|
|28t||Yealimi Noh||76||69||+3 (145)||F|
|28t||In Gee Chun||75||70||+3 (145)||F|
|28t||Amy Olson||73||72||+3 (145)||F|
|28t||Gaby Lopez||72||73||+3 (145)||F|
|28t||Ally Ewing||71||74||+3 (145)||F|
|36t||Jenny Coleman||73||73||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Lauren Stephenson||70||76||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Lydia Ko||71||75||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Celine Boutier||72||74||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Brooke Henderson||68||78||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Yu Liu||74||72||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Xiyu Lin||72||74||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Maria Parra||72||74||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Minjee Lee||73||73||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||So Yeon Ryu||74||72||+4 (146)||F|
|36t||Jessica Korda||72||74||+4 (146)||F|
|47t||Lee-Anne Pace||76||71||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Pajaree Anannarukarn||76||71||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Jenny Shin||72||75||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Jasmine Suwannapura||73||74||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Angel Yin||68||79||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Ayako Uehara||76||71||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Luna Sobron||71||76||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Na Yeon Choi||75||72||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Amy Yang||74||73||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Lizette Salas||72||75||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Rachel Heck||75||72||+5 (147)||F|
|47t||Celine Herbin||73||74||+5 (147)||F|
|59t||Pernilla Lindberg||76||72||+6 (148)||F|
|59t||Carlota Ciganda||72||76||+6 (148)||F|
|59t||Brittany Altomare||74||74||+6 (148)||F|
|59t||Anna Nordqvist||75||73||+6 (148)||F|
|59t||Hannah Green||73||75||+6 (148)||F|
|59t||Leonie Harm||73||75||+6 (148)||F|
|59t||Muni He||72||76||+6 (148)||F|
|59t||Giulia Molinaro||74||74||+6 (148)||F|
NOTRE DAME BASEBALL: KAVADAS POWERS NO. 10 IRISH PAST CHIPPEWAS, 10-0
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The No. 10 seed Notre Dame baseball team took the field for postseason baseball at Frank Eck Stadium for the first time since 2004 and did not disappoint the sold out crowd. The Irish (31-11) took down Central Michigan (40-17) 10-0 in the regional opener to advance in the winner’s bracket of the South Bend Regional.
Senior Niko Kavadas belted two home runs for his fourth career multi-home run game as the Irish hit four long balls in the win. David LaManna and Ryan Cole also hit home runs in the win and it was the third game this season the Irish have hit four home runs in a game.
The long balls were plenty of offense for John Michael Bertrand as he put together another strong outing on the mound. Bertrand went the distance for the third time this season and tallied his first career complete game shutout. It is the first postseason complete game shutout for an Irish pitcher since Danny Tamayo in a 7-0 win against Mississippi State back in 2000.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Bertrand was strong out of the gate for the Irish, keeping the Chippewas bats at bay through the first four innings. Bertrand allowed just three singles while striking out two over four scoreless frames to open the game.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Irish bats started to get going. Jared Miller led the inning off with a triple and scored on a ground out from Carter Putz. After Jack Brannigan legged out an infield single, Kavadas crushed a two run home run over the batter’s eye in center. After the first four innings, Notre Dame led 3-0.
The Irish added a run in the fifth after a perfectly executed hit and run. Spencer Myers was running on the play and Cole doubled to the wall in right. Myers kept on running all the way to home and the Irish were up 4-0.
Bertrand continued to cruise for the Irish through six innings. He scattered just one more hit while keeping the Chippewas off the scoreboard.
Notre Dame broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth and it was the long ball that led to a big inning. Kavadas crushed his second two-run homer of the game to further increase the lead. LaManna followed Kavadas later in the inning with a two run homer of his own to right field. Then to cap the inning off, Cole got a hold of a pitch that he cleared the wall in left for the third home run of the inning. It was the first time since 2014 against Clemson that the Irish hit three home runs in a single inning.
Bertrand didn’t waver down the stretch to finish the game off for the Irish. He closed out over the final three innings and allowed just one hit. In the ninth inning, Bertrand struck out the side to finish off the complete game shutout.
STATS OF THE GAME
- John Michael Bertrand tossed his fourth career complete game and his first ever complete game shutout.
- Bertrand was the first Irish pitcher to throw a complete game shutout in the postseason since Danny Tamayo in a 7-0 win against Mississippi State in 2000 in the Starkville Regional.
- It was the first shutout in the NCAA Tournament for the Irish since 2005 when they beat North Carolina 3-0 in the Gainesville Regional.
- The Irish belted four homes in the win. It is the third game this season they have hit four home runs in a game.
- Notre Dame hit three home runs in the sixth inning. It is the first time they have hit three home runs in an inning since 2014 in the fifth inning against Clemson.
With the win, Notre Dame advances into the winner’s bracket in the South Bend Regional. They will play Saturday night at 6 p.m. ET against Connecticut. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
WRIGHT STATE BASEBALL: Raidergang drops heartbreaker on Friday night in NCAA opener
Despite five home runs, the Wright State baseball team dropped a heartbreaker on Friday night thanks to a walkoff grand slam from regional host Tennessee to hand the Raiders a 9-8 loss in the opening game of the NCAA Knoxville Regional.
Wright State (35-12) now turns around and plays Duke in an elimination game at 12 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils (32-21) fell 11-6 in their regional opener against Liberty earlier in the day on Friday.
Trailing 5-2 after three innings, the Raiders scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings before Quincy Hamilton’s three-run homer in the top of the seventh gave them the lead. Wright State added a solo homer off the bat of Alex Alders in the eighth to take an 8-5 advantage into the bottom of the ninth.
After a leadoff single and a fly out, Tennessee (46-16) put runners on the corners with a second single before a walk loaded the bases with one out. Austin Cline’s 0-1 pitch to Drew Gilbert was sent over the right field wall to give the hosts the walkoff victory.
The loss overshadowed a 10-hit, five homer night for the Raider offense, with both Tyler Black and Alders each connecting on two home runs to go along with Hamilton’s shot. Black finished the night 4-for-5 with three RBI, while Konner Piotto (double) and Alders each had two hits. Hamilton drew a pair of walks and scored twice, with his lone hit the three-run homer in the seventh.
Cline was saddled with the loss after only facing Gilbert in the ninth. Starter Jake Schrand allowed five runs over the opening 3.1 innings before Jake Shirk came out of the bullpen and allowed just two hits in 2.1 scoreless innings. Jay Luikart turned in 2.1 hitless innings with three strikeouts before turning the ball over to Tristan Haught to start the night. Haught allowed a pair of hits in 0.1 inning before Cline came in to face Gilbert.
Wright State got on the board in the top of the first when Black sent a fly ball towards the warning track in right field that hit off the glove of Tennessee’s Jordan Beck and over the wall for a two-run homer. Tennessee used a solo homer in the second inning for its first run before four-run third inning to take the lead.
The Raiders used a pair of solo home runs – first Black’s second shot of the night in the fourth on a no-doubter to right field before Alders went deep off the batter’s eye in center field in the fifth – the cut the deficit to one and set up the seventh. In the seventh, back-to-back singles by Piotto and Justin McConnell set up Hamilton to go over the left-center field wall for his three-run shot that gave he Raiders the lead. Alders pushed the lead to three with his second homer in the eighth, a solo shot to right-center, that set up the ninth inning.
PURDUE // Furst Named Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Incoming freshman Caleb Furst has been named Indiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year, it was announced today.
Furst becomes the first Gatorade Player of the Year to sign for Purdue since Caleb Swanigan in 2015. Additionally, teammate Trey Kaufman-Renn won the award in 2020, giving Purdue the last two Gatorade Players of the Year in the same signing class.
Furst, a 6-foot, 10-inch, 230-pound post player, led Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian (28-3) to the last two Class 2A state championships, averaging 21.4 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 blocks per game as a senior. In the state title game two weeks ago in Indianapolis, Furst scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and set a Class 2A Championship game record with six blocks while adding seven rebounds. He also was named the recipient of the Class 2A Trester Mental Attitude Award.
During his career, he scored 2,087 career points and was the school’s all-time leader in points and rebounds. He won 105 games in his four years at Blackhawk Christian, and becomes the first Class 2A player in Indiana to win Mr. Basketball since DeShaun Thomas of Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in 2010.
He was named an Honorable Mention MaxPreps All-American and at the time of his signing, was ranked No. 30 nationally by ESPN, 34 by 247Sports and 38 by Rivals.
He averaged 22.1 points, 13.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a junior and 18.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as a sophomore, helping Blackhawk to the 2019 state title. The Braves were among the favorites to win the state title in 2020 before the season was cut short due to CoVid-19.
Furst is part of an impressive incoming class that ranks among the nation’s top-25 classes, despite having just three players. He is joined by Kaufman-Renn, who was the Indiana Mr. Basketball runner-up after leading Silver Creek High School to its second straight Class 3A state title and averaging 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 blocks per game. Brian Waddell was a spring signee after starring at Carmel High School, leading Carmel to the Class 4A state title and averaged 15.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a senior, while shooting 60.7 percent from the field, 40.5 percent from 3-point range and 85.5 percent from the free throw line.
All three players won 2021 state titles in Indiana (Furst – 2A; Kaufman-Renn – 3A; Waddell – 4A).
Clippers beat Mavs 104-97, force Game 7 in another road win
DALLAS (AP) Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers made it an NBA-record six straight victories for the road team in a playoff series.
Now they have to figure out how to beat Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks at home in a Game 7 to avoid another bitter postseason disappointment.
Leonard tied his playoff career high with 45 points and the Clippers beat the Mavericks 104-97 on Friday night, winning for the third time in front of a raucous Dallas crowd more than three times bigger than any during the regular season.
This time it was a tense finish keyed by the two-time NBA Finals MVP after double-digit LA victories in the first two games in Dallas, and coming off the Clippers’ third straight loss at home.
“Great players perform in big moments,” Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said. “It just shows you who Kawhi Leonard is.”
Only one other seven-game series had started with five straight victories by the road team. Now Leonard and Paul George get their first chance to eliminate the team they beat in six games in the first round in the Florida playoff bubble last August. Game 7 is Sunday in Los Angeles.
“Just another basketball game,” Leonard said. “Like we say, if we don’t want to go home, pay attention to details, have faith, shooting the ball with confidence. If you do that, you can live with the results.”
Luka Doncic scored 29 points but was just 2 of 9 from 3-point range as the LA defense turned up the pressure in key moments and held Dallas to 29% shooting in the fourth quarter.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 23 points but missed a 3-pointer and a layup in the closing minutes.
After coming home with a 2-0 series lead and losing twice, the Mavericks lost a close-out game for just the second time in seven games under coach Rick Carlisle.
Now Dallas has to bounce back from the disappointment of another missed opportunity on the home court, still looking the first playoff series victory since the franchise’s only championship 10 years ago.
“We’ve done it before already in this series,” said Kristaps Porzingis, the European sidekick to Doncic who was relegated to a secondary role on offense and finished with just seven points on seven shots in 31 minutes. “We feel like we can beat them, and we’ll see who’s right and who’s wrong.”
The Mavericks were down 90-88 when Maxi Kleber missed an open corner 3. Leonard scored the next eight LA points, including back-to-back 3-pointers for a 98-90 lead with 1:41 remaining.
A night after the other Los Angeles team was eliminated when LeBron James and the Lakers lost to Phoenix, the Clippers trailed for long stretches before going in front for good with six minutes left on a jumper by George, who had 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Reggie Jackson scored 14 of his 25 points in the first quarter to help keep LA close early. Leonard took over from there.
The five-time All-Star made all five of his shots in the fourth quarter, including the consecutive 3s, as LA shot 63% in the final quarter. Leonard was 18 of 25 overall and 5 of 9 from deep.
“He destroyed us,” Doncic said. “He had a hell of a game. That’s what he does.”
Leonard’s strong finish came after guarding Doncic at the start and plenty of time thereafter with Lue saying the Clippers needed to slow the Dallas sensation in the first quarter after Doncic scored 19 in the first on the way to 42 in Game 5.
“He’s been a big factor defensively throughout the series,” Carlisle said. “The fact that he had the energy offensively to hit those shots down the stretch, the majority of which were very difficult, is something to behold.”
The biggest lead for either team from the middle of the second quarter to the end of the third was a seven-point Dallas edge in the third.
The Clippers erased that deficit quickly with their best defensive intensity of the game to that point, sparking an 11-0 run capped by a 3-pointer from Leonard.
LA left Dorian Finney-Smith open for a 3-pointer that helped Dallas go back in front, and the Mavericks later scored the final five points of the third for a 77-73 lead.
Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts parting ways after 9 seasons
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) No team in the NBA has a longer active streak of postseason appearances than the Portland Trail Blazers, who have gotten there in each of the last eight seasons.
That wasn’t enough to save Terry Stotts, and Portland will have a new coach next season.
The Trail Blazers and Stotts parted ways Friday, ending a nine-year run that saw the team good enough to get to the playoffs – but not good enough to get past the first round in four of the last five seasons.
“I have the utmost respect for Terry and what he has accomplished these past nine seasons,” Blazers President Neil Olshey said. “This was a difficult decision on both a personal and professional level but it’s in the best interest of the franchise to move in another direction.
“Terry will always hold a special place in the Trail Blazer family and the Portland community. We relied on the integrity, professionalism and consistency he brought to the job every day and we wish he and Jan nothing but the best.”
It was being termed as a mutual decision. The move was made one day after Portland’s season ended with a six-game, first-round ouster at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, a defeat that had Blazers guard Damian Lillard taking to social media after the game to indicate his frustration.
“Just like at the end of every year, we are all evaluated,” Stotts said after the season finale against Denver and as speculation about his status immediately started to grow. “We will see what happens.”
It didn’t take long to get an answer.
Stotts, 63, was the NBA’s fourth longest-tenured coach in his current job behind only San Antonio’s Gregg Popovich, Miami’s Erik Spoelstra and Dallas’ Rick Carlisle. He went 402-318 in his nine regular seasons in Portland, with the eight playoff berths, and led the team to the Western Conference finals in 2019 – where the Blazers were swept by Golden State.
Well-liked throughout the league, Stotts was an assistant under Carlisle with the Mavericks for four years before taking over the Blazers. One of his most memorable seasons in Portland came in 2015-16, when the Blazers overachieved and went to the conference semifinals – despite losing starters LaMarcus Aldridge, Nic Batum, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez in the offseason.
Marchessault, Pacioretty score late to lift Vegas past Avs
LAS VEGAS (AP) Jonathan Marchessault and Max Pacioretty scored 45 seconds apart in the third period to lift the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series.
William Karlsson also scored for Vegas and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 18 shots, including two point-blank saves inside the final two minutes to preserve the win.
After the Avalanche won the first two games at home, the Golden Knights cut Colorado’s series lead in half to 2-1. Game 4 is scheduled for Sunday in Las Vegas.
With Vegas trailing 2-1, Marchessault whiffed on a shot but stayed with the puck and, from behind his own net, banked the puck off the back of Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubauer to tie it.
Less than a minute later, Pacioretty deflected defenseman Nick Holden’s shot from the point past Grubauer for the go-ahead goal.
Carl Soderberg and Mikko Rantanen scored for Colorado. Grubauer, who dropped to 6-1 this postseason, made 39 saves. He had won his previous 10 playoff decisions dating to last season.
Back in their own arena and in front of an announced sold-out crowd of 17,504, Vegas fed off the energy and dominated the first period by outshooting the Avalanche 15-3 and had a 6-0 edge with high-danger chances. It was a major turnaround for a Vegas team that was outscored 10-3 in the first two games.
The Golden Knights were able to completely neutralize Colorado’s speedy top line of Nathan MacKinnon, Gabriel Landeskog, and Mikko Rantanen, which has combined for 36 points and a plus-22 rating through seven games this postseason. They also controlled the neutral zone much better, making it difficult for the Avalanche to build speed and create rushes.
Vegas continued to feed off the energy, as Karlsson sent the fans into a wild frenzy when he was able to kick a loose puck off defenseman Alex Pietrangelo’s shot to his backhand and fire it by Grubauer to give Vegas its first lead of the series.
The lead would only last 1 minute, 29 seconds, as Fleury failed to catch a shot by former Vegas teammate Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, leaving a live rebound and wide-open net for Soderberg, who at 35 years and 235 days, became the oldest player to score a playoff goal for the Avalanche since Joe Sakic in Game 3 of the 2008 conference quarterfinals.
Carey Price, Canadiens beat Jets 1-0 for 2-0 series lead
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Carey Price made 30 saves for his eighth career playoff shutout and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Winnipeg Jets 1-0 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the second-round playoff series.
Tyler Toffoli scored a short-handed goal 1:41 into the second period.
“We’re playing well on both sides of the puck,” Price said. “We’re just making smart decisions and backing each other up all over the ice.”
Connor Hellebuyck made 23 saves for Winnipeg. The Jets were without suspended scoring leader Mark Scheifele. He was suspended for four games for charging into Canadiens forward Jake Evans in the final minute of Montreal’s 5-3 victory Wednesday. Evans is sidelined indefinitely because of a concussion.
Pierre-Luc Dubois centered Winnipeg’s top line with Kyle Connor on the left and captain Blake Wheeler on the other side. Jets center Paul Stastny missed his second game of the series because an undisclosed injury.
Game 3 is Sunday night in Montreal, with Game 4 set for Monday night.
“It’s a challenge, for sure,” Jets coach Paul Maurice said. “We’ve been a better road team than we’ve been a home team all year. We’ve got some confidence going into the other team’s building and there’s a chance we might get Paul back, which will probably help our group up front.”
Winnipeg again hosted 500 fully vaccinated health-care workers at Bell MTS Place.
When the Canadiens return home, they’ll also have fans in the stands. The club was the first NHL team in Canada to have a crowd this year, allowing 2,500 fans to attend Game 6 against the Toronto Maple Leafs after Quebec loosened restrictions.
Mercedes hit in 9th, Chisox top Tigers; La Russa ties McGraw
CHICAGO (AP) Tony La Russa chose to wait at least another day to talk about what it means to tie John McGraw for second place on baseball’s all-time wins list.
The Hall of Fame manager chose to focus instead on the Chicago White Sox’s latest victory. And it sure was a wild one.
Rookie Yermin Mercedes hit a game-ending single, Yasmani Grandal homered twice and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 9-8 Friday night.
With the victory, La Russa tied McGraw for second place with win No. 2,763. The 76-year-old La Russa has a long way to go to catch Connie Mack, who won 3,731 games.
“I have things that I want to say about him,” La Russa said. “I’m not going to say them tonight, mostly because this is such a celebration of our ballclub, doing great to get ahead and coming back.”
The White Sox blew leads of 6-1 and 7-2, then regrouped to come away with the win.
“I keep talking about the guts of this team,” La Russa said. “Unless you give examples, it doesn’t bring it to life. … We’re going to play a hard nine. Good things happen when you do.”
Yoan Moncada got hit by a pitch from Jose Cisnero (0-3) leading off the ninth and moved to third on a single by Jose Abreu.
Mercedes, in an 0-for-22 skid entering the game, then lined a single to left on a 1-0 pitch. That gave the White Sox their ninth win in 12 games and set off a celebration near first base.
“We fight all day, all game,” Mercedes said. “That’s what we do. … The big thing is we fight all night. We won the game.”
Grandal made it 1-0 with his home run in the second against Spencer Turnbull. Grandal tied it at 8 in the seventh with a solo shot against Bryan Garcia, his third homer in the past two games.
Nick Madrigal also homered for the White Sox.
Jonathan Schoop homered twice and matched a career high with four hits. He went deep leading off the sixth and cut it to cut it to 7-6 in the seventh with a three-run drive against Evan Marshall.
White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel threw six innings, allowing two runs – one earned – and five hits.
Liam Hendriks (2-1) came in runners on first and second and two outs in the ninth and retired Niko Goodrum on a fly, preserving the tie.
“Emotionally, you got to be able to handle the good and bad,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “Tonight, there was a little bit of both of that. Proud of our fight, gave ourselves a chance. Obviously, got beat up a little bit in a couple of areas tonight.”
Luis Castillo pitches Reds to 6-4 victory over Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) Luis Castillo earned his first victory since early April, rookies Tyler Stephenson and Jonathan India homered and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Friday night.
“It was time,” Castillo said through a translator. “What more can I say? Glad we were able to break the ice today and get that `W.’ I definitely felt different today.”
Castillo (2-8), who was the Reds’ opening-day starter, picked up first quality start and win since his second start of the season, an 11-4 victory over Pittsburgh on April 7. Castillo snapped a seven-start losing streak against the Cardinals. St. Louis tagged Castillo for 10 runs in 3 1/3 innings on April 1, and the Cards scored four runs off the 2019 All-Star right-hander in five innings on April 25.
On Friday night, he held the Cardinals in check, allowing one run and three hits with five strikeouts over six innings.
“The preparation for this game really helped me out,” Castillo said. “I said `I got it, I really got it.’ I wanted to do my best.”
Manager David Bell said it good for Castillo to get a victory.
“Everyone was thrilled for Luis,” Bell said. “He’s done it for the rest of the team so many times. We stayed with him. All his teammates love him. The way he did it, attacking with his fastball was good.”
Michael Feliz picked up his first save, punctuating the win by striking out Paul Goldschmidt on three pitches.
Nick Castellanos hit two doubles and Stephenson also had a RBI single for the Reds.
Cincinnati struck for three runs in the second inning. Stephenson hit the first pitch into left field. With one out, Kyle Farmer was hit by a pitch. India then homered to left field, giving the Reds a 3-0 advantage.
“I’m feeling good,” said India, who also reached base on two walks. “He threw a cutter and it was over the middle and I got it.”
The Cardinals’ Edmundo Sosa hit his first major league home run in the fifth inning with one out. He took a curtain call.
“It was really good,” Sosa said. “It felt good to do it here in front of the crowd here at Busch Stadium. As soon as I made contact, I knew it would be gone. It’s a beautiful sensation that I’m going to remember.”
Cincinnati got the run back in the sixth with two outs. India walked and Castillo, hitting eighth in the order, doubled to deep center, putting the Reds up 4-1.
Giants hit 4 home runs, thump Arrieta, Cubs 8-5
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Steven Duggar and Alex Dickerson homered off Jake Arrieta as part of a six-run second inning, and the San Francisco Giants thumped the Chicago Cubs 8-5 on Friday night.
Jason Vosler and LaMonte Wade Jr. added back-to-back shots in the fourth, helping the Giants to their second consecutive victory over the Cubs. San Francisco has won eight of 10.
It was the fourth time this season San Francisco has hit four or more home runs in a game.
“We’re competitive. We believe that we can really push and win the (NL) West,” Dickerson said. “That’s been our goal from the start and we never thought it was ridiculous to say that. We plan on being there all year.”
Kris Bryant hit his 13th home run for Chicago. Joc Pederson also connected. The Cubs have lost consecutive games for the first time since dropping three straight to the Pirates and Indians from May 9-12.
Duggar matched his career-best with his fourth home run, a two-run drive that put the Giants ahead 3-2. After Donovan Solano singled and Mike Tauchman walked, Arrieta retired two before Dickerson sent a 3-2 pitch over the brick wall in right.
Vosler had a pinch-hit home run off Keegan Thompson. Wade followed with his second homer of the year.
“When you go down 2-0 against a team like the Cubs you know it’s going to be a bit of a fight, you know you’re going to have to score some runs,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “We’ve been stinging together good at-bats up and down the lineup for some time now.”
Conner Menez (1-0), the third of five relievers used by Kapler after starter Scott Kazmir lasted two innings, retired six batters to win. Tyler Rogers pitched the ninth for his seventh save.
Kazmir allowed two run and three hits and threw 30 pitches. The three-time All-Star was activated off the restricted list before the game after spending the previous four days in Texas tending to personal matters.
Bryant homered off Kazmir after Wilson Contreras singled leading off the game.
Pederson’s two-run shot off Dominic Leone in the fourth cut the lead to 6-4.
Taylor clears bases in 8-run fifth, Dodgers beat Braves 9-5
ATLANTA (AP) Chris Taylor hit a bases-loaded double in the eight-run fifth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 Friday night in a rematch of last year’s NL Championship Series.
In the teams’ first meeting since the defending World Series champion Dodgers rallied from a 3-1 deficit, Los Angeles sent 13 batters to the plate in the top of the fifth, which lasted over 40 minutes.
Braves starter Ian Anderson (4-3), facing Los Angeles for the first time in the regular season and the first time since Game 7 of the NLCS, retired the first nine batters he faced, five by strikeout, before allowing two walks in the fourth. He began the unravel in the fifth, walking Taylor and giving up his lone hit, a double by Gavin Lux.
“We have an explosive offense, and I feel like we can put up five, six, seven, eight runs whenever,” Lux said. “We have a lot of really good hitters, really good players. When we string together at-bats like that, it’s pretty fun to be a part of. That inning was huge. It was the difference maker in the game.”
Los Angeles tied it at 1-all when third baseman Austin Riley fielded A.J. Pollock’s grounder and hit Taylor in the back with his throw home, allowing a run to score. Lux used a headfirst slide to cross the plate on pitcher Julio Urias’ bunt that Anderson fielded in front of the mound and flipped too late to catcher William Contreras.
“The ground ball to Riley off the bat off Pollock and C.T. running in the baseline, getting hit in the back flipped the game,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “That’s just a heads up play, taking away the angle from the third baseman. After that, it was just good to see our guys take the walks.”
Reliever Sean Newcomb walked Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger with the bases loaded to make it 4-1 before Will Smith singled for a 5-1 lead and Taylor doubled. Newcomb and Grant Dayton combined to allow four runs and five walks for a bullpen that began the night with a 4.79 ERA, fifth-worst in the majors.
“Yeah, it’s an issue,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “Anybody that comes in, the key to pitching is throwing strikes. Throwing strike one and hitting your spots, but you can’t get buckshot like we did that inning. We weren’t even close on a lot of them. We’ve got to do a better job of making pitches right there.”
Freddie Freeman homered for the 13th time to make it 1-0 in the first.
Urias (8-2) was facing the Braves for the first time since closing them out with three perfect innings in Game 7 of the NLCS. He allowed four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in five innings.
Los Angeles, which had four hits and walked eight times, added a run in the ninth. The Dodgers have won three of four and 16 of 22 to improve to 34-23. The Braves, who got a two-run double from Ozzie Albies and another two runs on an error by shortstop Lux in the eighth, have lost five of seven to drop to 26-29.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen pitched a shaky ninth in a non-save situation, walking the first two batters he faced, but Ronald Acuna Jr. popped out, Freeman struck out and Albies flied out to end it.
Rivalry renewed: Red Sox stop slide in Bronx, beat Yanks 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) With the Yankees on the way to yet another loss, this time to the rival Red Sox, even the public-address system gave up early.
The strains of Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “New York, New York” sounded throughout Yankee Stadium when Gary Sanchez tipped a 1-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning on Friday night. Ol’ Blue Eyes was only slightly premature.
Sanchez fouled two more pitches, then swung over Matt Barnes’ knuckle-curve in the dirt, the Yankees’ 15th strikeout in a 5-2 victory by Boston that stopped an 11-game losing streak in the Bronx.
On the night the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry renewed for the first of 19 meetings this year, Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer into the right field second deck in the first inning on an 0-2 fastball from Michael King (0-3), giving Devers 15 homers and 46 RBIs this season.
“We haven’t had that much success since 2019 against this club here,” Devers said though a translator, “so it’s extremely important to be able to get these wins.”
Marwin Gonzalez added a two-run double in the sixth off Lucas Luetge. Both big hits were with two outs.
Former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi (7-2) won his third straight start, taking a shutout in the sixth before tiring, and allowing two runs – one earned – and eight hits in six innings. Boston won at Yankee Stadium for the first time since June 2, 2019.
“With our struggles that we had last year, it’s kind of not a surprise to me now,” Eovaldi said. “But it’s a new year. We come in, we’ve got a chip on our shoulders.”
New York lost for the eighth time in 11 games. This one took 2 hours, 49 minutes, not the typical 4-hour Yankees-Red Sox battle.
“At one point I was like, are these guys, are they going to break the guidelines today? Are they going to go out in the city or something? Because we were swinging,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “For us to be able to play this game and win it and be a short one, that’s a first for me.”
After going their first 57 games without facing the Red Sox, the Yankees started a stretch of 14 games against Boston in their next 43. New York and Boston had not met for the first time this late in a full season since 1996, when their first game was July 1.
A season-high sellout crowd of 18,040, boosted by an easing of coronavirus restrictions, booed as the Yankees grounded into a pair of double plays that raised their major league-leading total to 54.
Sanchez, whose batting average dropped to .198, contributed to an 0 for 15 by the bottom four in New York’s batting order that included Rougned Odor (.182), Clint Frazier (.179) and Brett Gardner (.192).
Yankees hitters had double-digits strikeouts for the sixth time in eight games and 29th time this season. Eight of New York’s last nine outs were whiffs.
Xander Bogaerts scored twice for second-place Boston and had four hits in five at-bats after an 0-for-24 slide.
Hirokazu Sawamura struck out five around a walk over two innings, and Barnes struck out the side for his 13th in 14 chances.
Judge hit his 14th homer in the sixth, a drive into the right-field short porch, and the Yankees got an unearned run when Odor’s two-out, two-on grounder clipped off Gonzalez’s glove and ricocheted off a cheekbone, and the first baseman picked up the ball and threw wildly past first for an error. Frazier hit an inning-ending flyout.
“We’re frustrated,” Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu said. “We just haven’t put a great week, a great month, together yet.”
Mountcastle HR, Orioles keep winning in June, beat Indians
BALTIMORE (AP) Ryan Mountcastle hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning that was upheld by video review and the Baltimore Orioles kept up their June winning streak, defeating the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday night.
The Orioles have won their first three games this month after dropping 14 in a row to end May. Baltimore’s winning string matches its longest of the season.
Cleveland had won three of four and fell to 20-2 when leading after six innings.
Baltimore had mustered just one hit in 6 1/3 innings against four Indians pitchers before Mountcastle stepped in with a runner on base against Bryan Shaw (1-1).
Mountcastle lofted a fly to left-center that bounced off a fan just beyond the reach of leaping left fielder Eddie Rosario. An umpire review ruled Mountcastle’s seventh homer of the year — and the Orioles’ 2-1 lead — stood.
“When I hit it, I couldn’t tell whether it hit off his glove and came back or hit off the fan,” Mountcastle said. “But I watched a replay and I was pretty sure they were going to keep it a home run, but you never know. I was a little nervous, but it did stand and I was pretty pumped about it.”
Cleveland manager Terry Francona believed a fan in the front row got in the way of Rosario’s attempt to make a catch.
“We have one view (in the ballpark), and it looked to me like interference,” Francona said. “I know they have multiple views, but it looked to me like Eddie went straight up and definitely got hindered.”
It was Mountcastle’s third homer in four games. He had four in his first 48 games this season.
“I’ve been working on different stuff, trying to stay through the ball and trying not to do too much out there,” Mountcastle said. “It’s early still. I’m just trying to get some confidence up there and do my thing.”
Baltimore added an insurance run on Anthony Santander’s sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Cole Sulser (2-0) worked the seventh, Tanner Scott struck out the side in the eighth and Paul Fry handled the ninth for his second save.
“It was fun to watch our bullpen tonight,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “Our pitching tonight — one walk, 10 punchouts. It was really well-pitched by us.”
Cleveland took a 1-0 lead in the sixth against reliever Hunter Harvey, who was making his season debut after being activated from the 60-day injured list earlier in the day. Jose Ramirez singled with one out and then scored on Harold Ramirez’s triple off the base of the fence in right-center.
Baltimore lefty Keegan Akin went a season-high five innings, striking out four while not surrendering a run.
“You hear me say it so often: You like to score enough where a mistake doesn’t beat you, and that’s what happened tonight,” Francona said.
Cleveland’s J.C. Mejia went three shutout innings in his first major league start, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.
‘It’s me’: Williams urges herself to erase deficit at French
PARIS (AP) Even a 23-time Grand Slam champion needs to remind herself now and then how to play winning tennis.
Serena Williams employed verbal motivation to help her recover from a 4-1 deficit in the second set of a 6-4, 6-4 victory over fellow American Danielle Collins in the third round of the French Open on Friday.
Yelling, “C’mon,” and, “Move your feet,” Williams started dominating again with big serves and crushed returns that the 50th-ranked Collins had no answer for.
“That felt really good for me,” Williams said. “Things were not going my way. Its not like she gave me those games. I had to earn it and turn it around. That was really positive for me going into the next match.
“I needed to find me, know who I am,” Williams added. “Nobody is Serena out here. It’s me. It’s pretty cool.”
The turnaround was also evidenced in Collins’ body language and conversations with herself. The Floridian, who grew up emulating the Williams sisters and playing on public courts just like they did, let her racket drop from her hands and then kicked it away in frustration after missing one particularly important shot.
Collins also sarcastically said, “That’s excellent,” after shanking another shot following a long rally that appeared to conclude with an awkward bounce in the final game.
Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced with his 36th match victory of the year, the most on the men’s tour, and he eliminated the last American in the men’s draw. Seeded fifth, Tsitsipas rallied past No. 31 John Isner in a night match, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-1.
U.S. men went 0-4 Friday, including big-serving Reilly Opelka’s loss in straight sets to second-seeded Daniil Medvedev.
Russian player Yana Sizikova was released from police custody after being arrested on suspicion of match-fixing during last year’s tournament in Paris. The 26-year-old Sizikova denies the allegations.
Williams needed three sets to get by Mihaela Buzarnescu in the previous round and she clearly did not want to go the distance again this time. Even when a series of untimely double-faults early in the second set enabled Collins to win four consecutive games.
Williams’ determination was also witnessed during the first set, when she ran down a drop shot from behind the court and won the point to break for a 4-3 lead.
When it was done, Williams and Collins both smiled as they shared a friendly embrace at the net.
Collins said that she told Williams she would “love to see her win the whole thing.”
“She’s the greatest player of all time,” Collins added. “I think we all admire and love Serena, especially the American players. It was pretty surreal today to go out there and be playing against somebody I remember watching at age 9 and 10.”
Still chasing a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title, the 39-year-old Williams next faces 21st-seeded Elena Rybakina, who defeated Elena Vesnina 6-1, 6-4 to reach the fourth round for the first time at a major.
Aside from Williams, top women’s players continue to exit Roland Garros.
The latest to go home was third-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, who was upset by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 2-6, 6-0.
Sabalenka had been the highest remaining seed after top-ranked Ash Barty retired from her second-round match due to an injury on Thursday. Second-seeded Naomi Osaka withdrew after the first round, saying she is taking a break from competition for mental health reasons.
Sabalenka’s 39 unforced errors helped Pavlyuchenkova reach the fourth round for the first time since she made it to the quarterfinals in Paris a decade ago.
Pavlyuchenkova’s next opponent will be Victoria Azarenka, who beat 23rd-seeded Madison Keys 6-2, 6-2 in 70 minutes.
Cantlay sets an early target after a long day at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Patrick Cantlay finished his long day with some of his best golf, running off three straight birdies to close out a 5-under 67 and the lead Friday in the rain-delayed Memorial.
He arrived at Muirfield Village before dawn. He finished when it was time for dinner. And except for a few inevitable mistakes, he was solid in the 33 holes he faced.
“We’re out there for such a long time today that you could fall asleep at the wheel a little bit,” said Cantlay, who won the Memorial two years ago. “So being cognizant of that and checking in with yourself – are you as focused as you can be? – I think is the key.”
Cantlay was at 8-under 136 on the refurbished Muirfield Village, where the rough is thicker and denser than usual and the rain that washed out nearly half of the opening round didn’t help.
Scottie Scheffler recovered from three bogeys in his opening four holes to scratch out a 71 and was at 6-under 130 among those who completed the second round. They all had long days, having to finish most of the first round in the morning and 18 holes in the afternoon, with only about 30 minutes in between.
Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm, both winners at Muirfield Village last year in different tournaments held in consecutive weeks, were among those who had to return Saturday morning.
Rahm was tied for the lead at 8 under through 13 holes, making a 2-foot birdie putt before darkness halted play. Morikawa was right there with him until a triple bogey on the 12th hole.
The tournament should be back on track in time for the final round Sunday.
Jordan Spieth had reason to wonder if his long day would lead to a short week. He had a hard time keeping his tee shots in play, meaning hacking out and trying to save par with his wedges. He was 5 over for his opening round when he fired an 8-iron into 8 feet for birdie and a 76.
He followed that with a 67 to reach 1-under 143. That was more than enough to make the cut and to at least still be in the mix.
“I needed something to stop the bleeding this morning,” Spieth said.
Spieth played with Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau, and it didn’t lack for excitement. Cantlay was playing great. DeChambeau was bothered by a few spectators calling him, “Brooksy,” a reference to his spat with Brooks Koepka, who isn’t even at the Memorial.
Some spectators were removed. DeChambeau laughed it off later by saying it was “flattering.”
DeChambeau also was at 143 with three double bogeys on his card. One of them came in his second round on No. 1, when it took him four shots to get down from 80 feet off the front of the green. He also hit his second shot to 4 feet for eagle on the par-5 fifth hole.
“All in all, it’s not my best,” DeChambeau said. “But certainly worked hard to get it in and here for the weekend.”
Despite the disjointed nature of the tournament, one constant as been the course. Several of the holes were redone – some obvious, such as the par-5 fifth and 15th hole, some more subtle with greens being shifted – and the rough has been brutal as ever.
The biggest change has been the par 5s. Some of it is because of the soft conditions, but players are not going for them in two as much as they once did.
Rory McIlroy went for the green on No. 5, landed just over the back into a bunker and did well to blast out to 20 feet.
“You would rather be 90 yards away hitting a nice wedge shot in there. You can get it way closer,” McIlroy said after a pair of 72s. “So I think people are just realizing you’re probably more likely to make birdie just by laying up, which is a shame, because it’s sort of exciting to get to go for par 5s. And it’s sort of taken that a little bit out of play.”
HS amateur in contention at midpoint of US Women’s Open
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The calculus homework awaiting Megha Ganne might have to wait a couple more days to get done. The 17-year-old amateur has more pressing business this weekend at the U.S. Women’s Open.
Ganne followed up a strong opening round by shooting an even-par 71 in the second round at the Olympic Club on Friday and heads into the weekend two shots off the pace set by fellow teenager Yuka Saso.
The high school junior from New Jersey held the lead after the morning rounds only to watch the 19-year-old Saso from the Philippines pass her with birdies on two of the last four holes. Ganne hopes that will buy her some extra time on that calculus homework and a shoutout on Twitter from New Jersey governor Phil Murphy could help her cause.
“I don’t know how I’m going to manage to fit that into my schedule in the next few days,” she said. “Hopefully, my teacher gives me a little bit more time to do that. It’s hard to balance both.”
Saso followed up a 69 on Thursday by shooting 67 in the second round thanks in part to an impressive par save after a tee shot into the deep rough on her third to last hole of the day.
“If I go in the rough, my mindset is just to go for the fairway,” Saso said. “I mean, it’s really long and sticky. It’s really hard to get on from it. But yeah, I’m glad that I’m a little bit good out of it.”
Jeongeun Lee6, the 2019 champion from South Korea, birdied three of her final four holes to shoot 67 and finish one shot behind Saso at the Lake Course.
American Megan Khang birdied the par-5 17th to get into a tie for third with Ganne at 4 under.
“Each day is more exciting, more nerve-racking,” Khang said. “I like to look at it as embracing it because you can’t really shy away from it. You know it’s going to happen. It’s inevitable. I love these kind of feelings, and I definitely for sure know the course is going to give us its best and we’re going to have to give our best.”
Shanshan Feng of China was one back at 3 under after a 70. First-round co-leader Mel Reid bogeyed three of her final five holes and was in a three-way tie for sixth with Lexi Thompson and Inbee Park at 2 under.
Reid said the relatively cold weather in the 50s gave her problems with her back and hands on the final holes.
“Living in Florida it’s made me soft, obviously, because if I was in England I probably wouldn’t be having these issues, so I’ve become a bit of a Floridian softy,” she said.
Park shot a 69 for her record 25th career round under par at a U.S. Women’s Open, breaking a tie with Beth Daniel and Betsy King.
Ganne, who needed a playoff just to qualify for her second U.S. Women’s Open, got off to a bit of a slow start with her early morning tee time that brought San Francisco fog that made the course play even longer than usual. She started on the ninth hole and bogeyed Nos. 12 and 15 before getting on track with a nearly 20-foot birdie on the par-5 16th.
After a second bogey at 18, she closed strong by making a long birdie on No. 1 and then another birdie on the par-4 seventh hole that she punctuated with a fist pump. She then spent her time waiting to hit her tee shot on her final hole repeatedly bouncing a ball on her club, showing few signs of nerves in front of a crowd much bigger than her usual ones as an amateur.
“That was the biggest gallery we’ve seen and she was unfazed by it,” said her father, Hari Ganne.
Ganne’s mother, Sudha, said her daughter has always enjoyed being on center stage ever since playing the role of the Queen of Hearts in an “Alice in Wonderland” play as a young child.
“I love it so much,” Megha Ganne said. “I wish every event I had a gallery watching me because it just makes me play better, I think. And I love being in the spotlight, so it’s been really fun.”
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS: Indians Hot Bats Lead Doubleheader Sweep
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians came out of the dugout hot and held their momentum through 14 innings of baseball on Friday night to sweep the Columbus Clippers in their first doubleheader of the season, 10-3 and 5-2.
Six extra-base hits and a four-RBI performance by MLB rehabber Colin Moran gave the offense a boost in Game 1 as the Indians tied their season-high with 13 hits in Game 1. The bats continued, with a massive 432-foot home run by Christian Bethancourt giving Indy the edge in the nightcap.
The Indians (14-13) began the first game with three consecutive doubles, capped with Moran’s first RBI hit of the game to drive in Chris Sharpe and Troy Stokes Jr. and take an early 2-0 lead before Columbus could record an out.
The Clippers cut their deficit to one run in the top of the second inning, but Anthony Alford took the run right back with his third home run of the season to lead off the bottom half.
Four consecutive hits to begin the bottom of the fourth inning gave Indy the 6-1 lead it needed for the win. Joe Hudson snuck his second home run of the season inside the left field foul pole to score two, and MLB rehabber Phillip Evans drove in another with a single.
With a 6-2 lead after five, Indianapolis put up another crooked number in the sixth inning as the Clippers bullpen struggled, surrendering four consecutive walks to begin the inning. Moran capped his night with two additional RBI in the inning, and the scoring continued with two-out RBI singles from Bligh Madris and Hunter Owen.
The Clippers (9-18) took an early Game 2 lead in the second inning off Bobby Bradley’s ninth home run of the season and fourth hit of the night, but the lead was short-lived. To lead off the bottom of the third, T.J. Rivera hit his first home run in affiliated ball since 2017 to tie the game, 1-1.
Bethancourt’s long home run out to the concourse beyond the left field lawn gave the Indians the lead they needed for the win and sparked a four-run frame, finished off by RBI singles by Rivera and Jason Delay.
Columbus inched closer with one run in the top of the fifth off a home run by Oscar Mercado but could not overcome the Indians offensive boost for the comeback win.
Alford went 4-for-5 in both games combined and Rivera went 3-for-3 in the nightcap to lead the offense in hits.
The Indians now lead the six-game series against the Clippers, three games to one, with two still remaining on the weekend. In a 7:05 PM ET start tomorrow night, RHP Cody Ponce (0-1, 5.94) will take the mound vs. a piggyback start between LHP Scott Moss (-2, 5.79) and LHP Tanner Tully (0-1, 8.38).
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1900 Pirates’ first baseman Duff Cooley has only two putouts in a 6-5 loss to the Phillies at the Baker Bowl. The left-handed swinging Texan patrols mostly in the outfield, but plays all positions, becoming one of baseball’s first utility players.
1920 Citing the abolition of the spitball as the reason for the dramatic increase of home runs, Tom Shibe denies the baseballs are livelier this season. The A’s vice president is also a member of the company which makes the baseballs.
1930 The Indians score nine runs in the first inning en route to a 17-7 victory over Boston. The Tribe bangs out 25 hits, with every starter collecting at least two hits, except for shortstop Carl Lind, who contributes a single in the League Park contest.
1939 Tigers right-hander Tommy Bridges limits the Yankees to just four hits, blanking the Bronx Bombers, 3-0. The shutout will mark the only time an opponent whitewashes New York this season.
1948 In a 6-5 victory at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Phillies’ outfielder Richie Ashburn extends his consecutive hitting streak to 23 games, tying the major league rookie record. ‘Whitey’ establishes a 20th-century mark, which will be matched this season by Alvin Dark, an infielder with the Braves.
1949 Commissioner Happy Chandler lifts the five-year ban placed on players who jumped to the Mexican League as a result of the players’ plan to sue for reinstatement on the grounds of an antitrust violation, a challenge the owners do not want to defend due to the existing reserve clause. Lou Klein, who left the first-place Cardinals two months into the 1946 season to play with Vera Cruz, will be the first exile to return to the major leagues when he singles and scores as a pinch-hitter in the Redbirds’ victory over Brooklyn at Sportsman’s Park on June 16th.
1949 In a game put on pause by rain and fans, Boston drops into second place when the team loses to the Cardinals, 8-1, at Braves Field. After an hour and 23-minute stoppage of play after the second inning due to heavy showers, seven fans refuse to leave the field, adding to the delay until the umpires threaten to forfeit the game to St. Louis.
1959 Pittsburgh’s slugging first baseman Dick Stuart hits a 457-foot homer over the Forbes Field center field wall, making the blast the longest home run in the 50-year history of the ballpark. Dr. Strangeglove’s home run comes in the first inning off Glenn Hobbie in the Pirates’ 10-5 loss to Chicago.
1961 Robin Roberts, who will finish his career playing with three other clubs, wins his last game with the Phillies, beating the Giants at Candlestick Park, 3-2. The future Hall of Famer’s lone victory this season, a complete-game six-hitter, is his 234th win for Philadelphia, the most by a right-hander in franchise history.
1966 In the Pirates’ 10-5 victory over Houston at Forbes Field, Willie Stargell enjoys a 5-for-5 day that includes two home runs and a double. The Pittsburgh first baseman’s performance gives him nine consecutive hits in two days.
1973 The Rangers, bypassing future Hall of Famers Dave Winfield and Robin Yount, select Westchester High School (Houston, TX) pitching phenom David Clyde in the first round (1st pick) of the amateur draft. The 18 year-old senior, who posted an 18-0 record with fourteen shutouts and five no-hitters, will be pressed into immediate service as a starting pitcher for Texas, winning only seven games in 25 decisions during his three seasons with the Lone Star State team.
1974 Oakland outfielder Reggie Jackson, tired of being picked on by Billy North, tackles his A’s teammate in the Tiger Stadium clubhouse, starting a nasty fight which results in some costly injuries. In addition to Jackson injuring his shoulder, Ray Fosse, attempting to separate the brawlers, crushes a disc in the catcher’s neck that virtually ends his season.
1975 The Angels select Danny Goodwin as their first overall pick, making the 21 year old left-handed hitting catcher the only player in the history of the free-agent draft to be the country’s top choice for a second time. The Sporting News College Player of the Year, also the Number 1 pick four years ago when the White Sox chose him out of Peoria Central High School (IL), signs for a major league record $150,000 with the Halos.
1977 On Old-Timers’ Day, the Dodgers retire former manager Walter Alston’s uniform number 24. ‘Smokey’ compiles a 2040-1613 (.558) record along with seven pennants that results in four World Championships during his 23 years in the dugout.
1979 Willie Horton becomes the 43rd major league player to hit 300 career home runs. The 36 year-old Mariner outfielder will end his 18-year career with 325 round-trippers.
1981 Moving ahead of Early Wynn, Nolan Ryan becomes the all-time walk leader (1,777) when he throws ball four twice in his 3-0 victory over the Mets. The Astros right-handed flame thrower will end his 27-year career with 2,795 bases on balls, nearly a thousand more than Steve Carlton, who is second on the career list for issuing free passes.
1982 Cal Ripken’s span of 8,243 consecutive innings begins with the Orioles’ 3-1 victory over Minnesota at the Metrodome. The infielder’s record streak, which will last for 904 games, ends when he is lifted in the eighth inning for a pinch-runner during an 18-3 September loss to the Blue Jays in 1987.
1985 Retiring the last 16 Angels, Orioles hurler Dennis Martinez tosses a one-hitter, beating California at Memorial Stadium, 4-0. Jerry Narron’s third-inning single spoils the no-hit bid as ‘El Presidente’ notches his 100th career victory.
1986 Casey Candaele makes his major league debut, pinch-hitting for the Expos in a 7-3 loss to Philadelphia at Olympic Stadium. With this appearance, the versatile utility man and his mom, Helen Callaghan, a former left-handed center fielder in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, become the only mother and son to have both played professional baseball.
1987 Before the Mets-Pirates game at Shea Stadium, SpiderMan marries Mary Jane Watson. In attendance at the wedding ceremony, presided over by Marvel Comics president Stan Lee, are Spidey’s friends Captain America and the Hulk, as well as his enemies, Doctor Doom and the Green Goblin.
1989 At SkyDome, the Blue Jays drop a 5-3 decision to the Brewers in the inaugural game played at their new home. Toronto’s first baseman Fred McGriff hits the first home run, a two-run shot in the second inning, in the multi-purpose stadium with a retractable roof.
1989 Alan Zinter, a product of the University of Arizona, is selected by the Mets in the first round of the amateur draft, 24th pick overall. The collegiate catcher will not play his first major league until 13 years later when he makes his debut with Houston as a 34 year-old pinch-hitter in 2002.
1992 At Three Rivers Stadium, Mets first baseman Eddie Murray drives in two runs, passing Yankee legend Mickey Mantle [1,509] as the all-time RBI leader among switch-hitters.
1997 In a 14-6 rout of the Tigers in Detroit, Alex Rodriguez becomes the first Mariner to hit for the cycle in a nine-inning game. In 1993, Jay Buhner accomplished the feat with a 14th inning triple at the Kingdome.
1997 The South Atlantic League’s RiverDogs announce a Father’s Day promotion, which features the opportunity for fans 21 or older, male or female, to register in a drawing for one guy to receive a free vasectomy. Tomorrow, the Rays’ Class A affiliate will snip the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark event in the bud after receiving several complaints from fans, including Bishop David Thompson, a season-ticket holder who is head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, and Monsignor Sam R. Miglarese, the diocese’s vicar-general.
2000 The Marlins select 16 year-old Adrian Gonzalez as their first overall pick in the first-year player draft. The first baseman, a student at Eastlake High School in Bonita, California, comes to terms with Florida on the same day.
2001 The Mets draft Hickory High School (Chesapeake, VA) standout David Wright in the first round of the amateur draft, the 38th pick overall. The 18 year-old infielder signs with New York a week later and will become the face of the franchise before his premature retirement in 2018 due to spinal stenosis.
2001 In an 18-inning game that lasts 5 hours, 52 minutes, Manny Ramirez is intentionally walked four times, tying an American League record. Yankee outfielder Roger Maris was passed intentionally four times by the Los Angeles Angels in 1962.
2001 By homering in his team’s 57th game, Barry Bonds becomes the fastest player ever to hit 30 home runs. In 1928, it took Babe Ruth 63 games to reach the same mark.
2002 The Houston-based fruit-juice subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company renames Astros Field as Minute Maid Park after acquiring the naming rights to the ballpark for 28 years at an estimated price of $170 million. The original name of the stadium, Enron Field, was dropped in February when the team regained the naming rights by making a deal to pay the debtors of the bankrupt energy corporation the sum of $2.1 million.
2002 Rangers’ designated hitter Juan Gonzalez becomes the 34th major leaguer, and the first from Puerto Rico, to hit 400 career home runs. The Juan Gone’s milestone is hit off Anaheim hurler Jarrod Washburn’s first pitch in the second inning during a 7-5 extra-inning loss to the Angels.
2002 Barry Bonds passes Frank Robinson to become fourth on the all-time career home run list when he belts his 587th home run. The historic grand slam, believed to be one of the longest homers ever hit in the 34-year history of the ballpark now called Qualcomm Stadium, puts the Giants’ left fielder, the single-season home run record holder with 73, precisely 73 behind Willie Mays’ 660 round-trippers for third place.
2003 In the second game of a doubleheader loss to the Brewers, Mets southpaw John Franco pitches an inning of relief to become the eighth pitcher to make a thousand career appearances. The last time Milwaukee swept a twin bill on the road occurred eleven seasons ago when the Brewers of the American League beat the Royals twice on July 5th, 2002, 8-7 and 5-3.
2003 Tony Clark changes his number from 00 to 52. The Mets’ reserve player wanted to give the team’s mascot, Mr. Met, his identity back, as he and the congenial baseball-headed character shared double-digit ought.
2005 For the first time since 1933, a big-league team representing Washington, DC finds itself in first place at this point of the season when the Nationals take the top spot in the National League East. With the team playing so well, the recently transplanted Nats need only 32 games to attract 1,056,642 fans to RFK Stadium, breaking the District’s attendance mark of 1,027,216 in 1946 by the original Senators at Griffith Stadium.
2006 Reds’ slugger Ken Griffey Jr., who has homered in every existing ballpark, hits a round-tripper in his forty-third ballpark to tie the major league record of Fred McGriff. Junior goes deep twice in the new Busch Stadium, including a ninth-inning three-run game-winner off Jason Isringhausen in Cincinnati’s 8-7 victory over the Redbirds.
2008 In a televised game at Fenway Park against the Rays, NESN cameras catch Manny Ramirez and Kevin Youkilis fighting in the dugout. The altercation between the Red Sox teammates is a result of Manny’s taking exception to Youkilis’ demonstrative behavior after the third baseman returns to the bench after striking out.
2008 Joining Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray, Chipper Jones becomes the third switch-hitter in major league history to hit 400 career home runs. The milestone homer is just one of his four hits the Braves’ third baseman contributes to Atlanta’s 7-5 comeback win over Florida.
2008 At Nationals Park, Mark Worrell becomes the eighth player in Cardinals history to hit a home run in his first big-league at-bat. The rookie reliever, who also pitched two scoreless innings, hit his monstrous three-run blast on a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s Tim Redding in the sixth inning of a 10-9 St. Louis loss.
2008 Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp takes exception getting hit in the hip by Rays’ starter James Shields, showing his displeasure by charging the mound, igniting a bench-clearing brawl resulting in the ejections of the three players and the suspension of eight players. In yesterday’s game, Rays skipper Joe Maddon accused Crisp of intentionally trying to injure his second baseman Akinori Iwamura on a stolen base attempt.
2008 With the third pick overall, the Royals select American Heritage High School (Plantation, FL) senior Eric Hosmer in the first round of the amateur draft. The slugging first baseman, chosen after infielders Tim Beckham (Rays) and Pedro Alvarez (Pirates), will receive $6 million for signing with Kansas City, the largest bonus given to a draftee in franchise history.
2009 John Schuerholz publicly apologizes to Tom Glavine for the club’s handling of the southpaw’s release. The Braves’ president, who chose not to give the future Hall of Famer a million-dollar bonus by adding him to the 25-man roster, doesn’t regret the decision, but for “the manner in which it was portrayed and explained” to the veteran pitcher.
2009 Twitter reaches a settlement with Tony La Russa, who claimed an unauthorized page on the site that used his name caused emotional distress by mocking his DUI charge and minimizing the loss of two players who had died in recent seasons. The Cardinals’ manager drops his lawsuit when the social network agreed to pay legal fees and to make a donation to his Animal Rescue Foundation.
2009 Caught on video shouting profanities, Alex Rios apologizes for the incident which occurred when he was leaving a Blue Jays’ charity event. After appearing to ignore a youngster’s request for an autograph, the Toronto right fielder shouts an epithet when he hears an older man comment, “The way you played today Alex, you should be lucky somebody wants your autograph.”
2009 Just hours before its scheduled demise, Tiger Stadium is saved from complete demolition when Wayne County Circuit Judge Isidore Torres stops crews from tearing down what’s left of the ballpark at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues. A temporary restraining order, requested by the Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy, gives the nonprofit group additional time to raise money for preservation and redevelopment of the historic ballpark.
2011 Albert Pujols beats the Cubs for the second consecutive day with a dramatic, extra-inning, walk-off home run when he takes a Rodrigo Lopez pitch deep over the left-center field fence, giving the Cardinals a 3-2 victory in 10 innings. Stan Musial is only other Redbird player to have also accomplished the feat.
2012 On the 11th anniversary of being drafted by the Mets, David Wright becomes the franchise’s all-time run-scorer when he crosses the plate for the 736th time after homering in the team’s 7-6 loss in Washington. New York’s 29 year-old third baseman is already the franchise career leader in doubles, total bases, RBIs, and extra-base hits.
2012 The Royals select Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado in the draft, making the 17 years and 114 days old the youngest player to ever chosen. The 6′ 1″, 180-pound outfielder/third baseman, a National Honor Society student at the Pendleton School in Florida, is an unexpected eighth selection by Kansas City.
2013 The White Sox score five times in the top of the 14th inning, but the Mariners knot the score in the bottom of the frame thanks to Kyle Seager’s two-out, two-strike bases-loaded round-tripper. The third baseman’s homer, the first game-tying, extra-inning grand slam in major league history, isn’t enough when Chicago beats Seattle, 7-5, in the 16-inning Safeco Field contest that takes 5 hours 42 minutes to complete.
2015 Pat Venditte becomes the first full-time switch-pitcher in the modern era when he tosses two scoreless frames in Oakland’s 4-2 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The A’s ambidextrous reliever faces the minimum six batters in his two innings, allowing a single to Hanley Ramirez before getting an inning-ending double play in the seventh, and then proceeds to pitch a perfect eighth.
2015 In the team’s five-run 10th inning, The Biloxi Shuckers bat around, ending their season-long, 54-game road trip with a 6-2 victory over the Barons at Birmingham’s Regions Field. The Brewers’ Double-A affiliate, who moved from Huntsville to the Mississippi city in the offseason, had to play the first two months on the road because MGM Park, their new home, wasn’t completed at the start of the season.
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