St. Louis 7 Kansas City 2

Boston 6 Baltimore 2

Cleveland 11 Detroit 0

NY Yankees 5 Chicago White Sox 3

Minnesota 5 Tampa Bay 4

Texas 7 Oakland 4

LA Angels 3 Houston 1

Toronto 8 Seattle 3

Atlanta 6 Washington 5

Cincinnati 7 Philadelphia 4

Milwaukee 2 Pittsburgh 1

Miami 4 Chicago Cubs 1

San Francisco 5 Colorado 2

San Diego 8 Arizona 2

LA Dodgers 14 NY Mets 4



St. Paul 8 Indianapolis 0

Fort Wayne 6 South Bend 1


Indianapolis 21 Carolina 18


Atlanta United 1 Los Angeles 0

Chicago 1 Columbus 0

Nashville 5 DC United 2

Seattle 6 Portland 2


Chicago 87 Seattle 85

Connecticut 80 Dallas 59

Las Vegas 84 Washington 83

Phoenix 92 Atlanta 81

Las Vegas 75 Indiana 70


Indiana 64 BC Mega 53


Saturday, Aug. 28

Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN

Week 1

Wednesday, Sept. 1

UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 2

Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Friday, Sept. 3

North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1

Saturday, Sept. 4

UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Monday, Sept. 6

Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN



Thursday, August 19           

New England at Philadelphia, 7:30

Friday, August 20

Kansas City at Arizona (ESPN), 8:00

Cincinnati at Washington, 8:00

Saturday, August 21

Buffalo at Chicago, 1:00

New York Jets at Green Bay, 4:25

Baltimore at Carolina, 7:00

Atlanta at Miami, 7:00

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30

Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Houston at Dallas, 8:00

Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8:00

Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00

Denver at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 22  

New York Giants at Cleveland, 1:00

San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:30

Monday, August 23  

Jacksonville at New Orleans (ESPN), 8:00


Friday, August 27    

Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00

Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30

Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30

Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00

Saturday, August 28

Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00

Baltimore at Washington, 6:00

Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00

Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00

Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00

Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05

Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 29  

Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00

Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00

Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00

New England at New York Giants, 6:00

Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00


RankTeamPoints1st Place Votes
4Center Grove105 
6Evansville North97 
8Floyd Central74 
11Franklin Community55 
12Culver Academy49 
18Columbus North18 
HMCrown Point  
HMCarroll (FW)  


Wheeler at Washington Township

Boone Grove at Chesterton

South Knox at Evansville Christian

Heritage Christian at University

Illiana Christian at Morgan Twp.

Owen Valley at North Putnam

Plymouth at Bremen

Prairie Heights at Garrett

Norwell at Fort Wayne Wayne

Harrison at Crown Point.

Caston at Maconaquah

Henryville at Shoals

Fort Wayne Concordia at Fort Wayne Canterbury

Lake Central at Andrean

Brownsburg at Plainfield

Vincennes Lincoln at Evansville Central

River Forest at Hobart

Evansville North at Evansville Harrison

DuPont Manual at New Albany


Northeast Dubois at Evansville Day

Hammond Morton at Boone Grove

Triton Central at Knightstown

Milan at Switzerland County

Columbia City at Manchester

Crispus Attacks at Scecina

Cascade at Faith Christian

Lafayette Jeff at Western

Fort Wayne Wayne at Angola

New Haven at Lakewood Park

Tippecanoe Valley at Culver

North Putnam at Owen Valley

Heritage at Leo

Gibson Southern at South Spencer

Salem at Seymour

Perry Meridian at New Palestine

Indianapolis Herron at Speedway

Madison at Scottsburg

Connor at South Dearborn

Franklin County at East Central

Corydon Central at Southridge

Princeton at Forest Park

Andrean at Hammond Noll

Covenant Christian at Mooresville

West Noble at Wawasee

Pike at Carmel

Westfield at Lawrence North

Concord at Mishawaka

Brebeuf at Zionsville

Whiteland at Roncalli

Danville at Decatur Central

Wawasee at Lakeland

Center Grove at Columbus North

Mount Vernon Fortville at Chatard

Evansville North at Evansville Harrison

Avon at Park Tudor

Fishers at Pendleton Heights

Floyd Central at Ballard (KY)


Clay City at South Vermillion

Princeton at Evansville Reitz

Illiana Christian at Lake Central

Hobart at Valparaiso

South Central at South Newton

Eastern Hancock at North Decatur

Batesville at South Ripley

Hebron at Whiting

Knox at South-Central

New Palestine at Connersville

Crawfordsville at Sheridan

Southwestern at Indianapolis Herron

Indianapolis Lutheran at Beech Grove

Yorktown at Westfield

Frontier at Covenant Christian

Winchester at Cowan

Trinity Lutheran at Henryville

Linton Stockton at Monrovia

South Dearborn at Southwestern

Decatur Central at Southport

Cathedral at Mount Vernon Fortville

New Albany at North Harrison

Paoli at North Daviess

Tecumseh at Forest Park

Rock Creek at Lanesville

Benton Central at Tri-County

Highland at Kouts

Frankton Lapel

East Central at Greensburg

Rossville at West Lafayette

Lighthouse Christian at Eastern Greene

Loogootee at Jasper

University at Traders Point.

Knightstown at South Decatur

Morgan Twp. at Wheeler

Terre Haute South at Vincennes Lincoln

North Posey at Gibson Southern

Park Tudor at Shortridge

North Posey at Gibson Southern

Carmel at Hamilton Southeastern

Northeast Dubois at Wood Memorial

McCutcheon at Zionsville

Tell City at Boonville

Parke Heritage at West Vigo

Tri West at Greencastle

Jimtown at Central Noble

Richmond at Pendleton Heights

Tri at Daleville

Scecina at Greenfield Central

Churubusco at Woodlan

Homestead at Fort Wayne Concordia

South Central at Christian Academy

Crothersville at Columbus Christian

Cascade at Plainfield

Victory Christian at Lake Station

North Central at Cloverdale

Mississinewa at Eastern

Muncie Burris at Hagerstown

Eason efficient, Ehlinger shines late as Colts beat Panthers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jacob Eason was efficient in place of the injured Carson Wentz, and rookie Sam Ehlinger delivered in the final quarter for the Indianapolis Colts.

Ehlinger, a sixth-round pick out of Texas, began his NFL debut with an interception. But he regrouped and drove the Colts to a tying touchdown capped by his 2-point conversion run. Ehlinger then scrambled 11 and 9 yards to set up Eddy Pineiro’s 30-yard field goal in the final seconds, and the Colts beat the Carolina Panthers 21-18 in a preseason game Sunday.

Eason played the first half and finished 15 of 21 for 183 yards with a lost fumble as the Colts got a look at their backup quarterback options while Wentz recovers from foot surgery. Ehlinger handled the second half, completing 10 of 15 passes for 155 yards and the one pick.

“That’s the kind of thing you want to see from your quarterbacks, mental toughness, being able to handle the blitz and come back and play winning football,” Colts coach Frank Reich said. “I think both of them are probably going to grade out as playing winning football at the end of the day.”

Panthers starting quarterback Sam Darnold didn’t play, either, and the game was dominated by defensive reserves. Former Colts practice squad player P.J. Walker started for Carolina, going 10 of 21 for 161 yards and a touchdown.

“I felt like when I was here,” Walker said about his Colts stint from 2017 to 2019, “I didn’t have as much fun playing football.”

Ehlinger entered in the second half with the Colts trailing 15-10. Kenny Robinson provided a humbling introduction by intercepting Ehlinger’s fourth pass.

But after the Panthers widened their lead to 18-10, Ehlinger connected with Tarik Black for 47 yards, then hit Tyler Vaughns for a 25-yard gain to set up Benny LeMay’s 1-yard TD run. Ehlinger scrambled up the middle for the tying conversion.

On the next drive, Ehlinger scrambled to keep the Colts moving. An 11-yard run on third down got the Colts to the Panthers 17 at the 2-minute warning. Pineiro’s deciding kick with 7 seconds remaining capped a 16-play drive.

“Whatever it takes to win,” Ehlinger said. “Individually, it started off a little shaky.”

The Panthers dominated much of the first half. Rookie Chuba Hubbard was seemingly swallowed up by the pile on a third-and-1 inside rush, but inexplicably emerged on the other side and sped ahead for a 59-yard gain. Two plays later, Walker hit rookie Tommy Tremble on a 7-yard TD pass to give the Panthers a 15-3 lead.

“We came out there and we evaluated, (but) we just didn’t win,” Panthers first-year head coach Matt Rhule said. “We don’t care if it’s a preseason game. We don’t care if it’s a scrimmage. We want to win in everything we do.”

Carolina’s Joey Slye converted field goals from 29, 28 and 41 yards while the Colts’ Rodrigo Blankenship made a 34-yarder in the first half. Carolina’s second kick was set up by Marquis Haynes recovering his own strip-sack at the Colts’ 14 near the end of the first quarter. Haynes had three quarterback hits in the opening quarter.

When the Colts drove into Panthers territory on the next possession, Frankie Luvu sacked Eason for a 13-yard loss on a fourth-and-1 rollout. That set up Slye for the 41-yard kick. Slye tried one from 63 yards on the final play of the half but missed wide left.

Hubbard, a fourth-round pick out of Oklahoma State, had gained 6 yards on five carries before his breakaway rush. Walker completed a 26-yard pass to rookie Shi Smith on the drive before scrambling to throw for the touchdown.

The Colts responded 74 seconds later as Jordan Wilkins scored on a 3-yard run with 42 seconds left in the half.

“I was happy with the result of that drive,” Eason said of the hurry-up offense, “and to get that experience under my belt.”


Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus was unavailable for COVID-19-related reasons. Safeties coach Alan Williams made defensive calls.


The Panthers were flagged for six false-start penalties, including on three consecutive plays in the fourth quarter. On the sixth infraction, referee John Hussey said, “False start, everybody but the center.”


The Colts didn’t play any offensive starters and used just two defensive starters. Panthers coach Matt Rhule kept all of his No. 1s on the bench, including Darnold and running back Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers started six of this year’s draft picks.


Colts cornerback T.J. Carrie suffered a right knee injury during the first quarter and was ruled out. As a result of injuries stemming from Thursday and Friday scrimmages at Colts training camp, the Panthers rested running backs Reggie Bonnafon and Rodney Smith?, linebacker Nate Hall?, center Mike Panasiuk? and defensive tackle Caraun Reid?.


The Panthers host Baltimore on Saturday night.

The Colts visit Minnesota on Saturday night.

Allmendinger gets 1st Indy win in crash-marred Brickyard 200

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) AJ Allmendinger screamed in elation after winning Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Just about everyone else left the world-famous speedway frustrated, angry or bewildered by a bizarre Brickyard 200 finish that involved 16 wrecked cars, two red flags, a spin out of the race leader and a penalty all in the final five laps to help Allmendinger reach victory lane.

The 39-year-old Allmendinger beat Ryan Blaney across the yard of bricks by 0.929 seconds to pick up his second career Cup win in his fourth start of the season. It also was the first win for Kaulig Racing in the team’s seventh start.

“Oh my God, I just won at Indy. Shank I just wanted to be like you,” Allmendinger shouted to the crowd, referencing Michael Shank’s win at the Indianapolis 500. “It was just survival of the fittest.”

Allmendinger’s other victory also came on a road course, Watkins Glen in 2014.

Indianapolis’ 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course certainly proved to be a challenge for everyone on this wild crossover weekend. After watching one IndyCar and two NASCAR Xfinity Series drivers go airborne in the sixth turn Saturday, track officials removed the “turtle” there.

On Sunday, drivers were having trouble with the chicane in the back-to-back fifth and sixth turns. The damaged obstacle, NASCAR officials said, had deteriorated by the end of the race. Whether that was because three consecutive days of practice, qualifying and racing was unclear.

Track workers still attempted to fix it during the race and once pulled a 3-foot metal piece from underneath it.

When pole-winning driver William Byron ran over the curbing with five laps left, it was chaos. His No. 24 car veered off course and eight more drivers quickly followed him, immediately bringing out a yellow and eventually the first red flag.

“It was so weird,” said Byron, who first noticed it when Kyle Larson’s car went over the obstacle ahead of him. “I nailed something and it tore it up.”

This time, the track workers pried it loose and towed it away to the sound of cheering fans. Even Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles pitched in by grabbing a shovel and broom to help clean up in his suit and tie.

When the engines restarted, nobody knew what to expect or how to navigate the altered course. And the next time through the turn, seven more cars were involved in the pileup bringing out another red flag.

NASCAR officials did not report any serious injuries.

“There was some debate about whether to continue and whether to take the other one out,” NASCAR vice president of competition Scott Miller said. “When we tested there last year, that section was way too fast so we weren’t going to sign up for that, so we keep the other one.”

The drama was just beginning.

With Denny Hamlin in the lead on the final restart, Chase Briscoe’s second-place car went skittering through the grass between the first two turns and back onto the track. The two raced side-by-side briefly before Hamlin pulled slightly ahead heading into the 10th turn.

That’s when Briscoe spun out Hamlin, apparently unaware he had been assessed a penalty. Hamlin finished 23rd but dropped to second place in the points because after Larson finished third, Briscoe wound up 26th.

“Just a lack of awareness,” Hamlin said. “I don’t think he did it maliciously He’s not that kind of person. This just turned everything upside down.”

Actually, things were upside down all day at a race that seemed more apt on a short track.

At one point, Brad Keselowski hit a concrete wall and pitted with the back part of his car dragging. Several cars used duct tape to keep parts together and while some drivers inadvertently wound up in the grass, others were punted off the track. And after the big melee, the damage was evident up and down the stopped car line.

Somehow, in the midst of all of it, Allmendinger made his way to the front and led only two laps – the last two.

“I was so mad yesterday because I wanted to win so bad,” he said, dedicating the victory to familiar racing media figures Bob Jenkins and Robin Miller. “I never could have imagined this is how this would play out.”


Tyler Reddick won the first two stages, gaining crucial points toward a playoff spot. He beat Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin Dillon to the yard of bricks both times with Dillon finishing third in the first stage and moving up one spot in the second.


Many drivers from all three series lined up to watch other drivers compete over the weekend. Ind yCar driver Rinus VeeKay watched from the infield Sunday. Ryan Hunter-Reay stuck around, too.

But none embraced the crossover opportunity more than Daniel Suarez and IndyCar championship contender Pato O’Ward, who did their formative driving in Mexicco.

“I haven’t seen him in so long, it was really really nice to see him,” O’Ward said after finishing fifth Saturday. “I hope we can get to more racetracks together because we started at the same racetrack. He’s a great, great guy, great family. I’ve always enjoyed having him around.”


After back-to-back road races, the Cup circuit returns to an oval next Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.

India homers as Reds beat Phillies 7-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jonathan India homered and scored three times, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Sunday.

India, one of the leading candidates for NL Rookie of the Year, drove Aaron Nola’s third pitch deep to left-center for his 15th homer. He also singled and scored on Shogo Akiyama’s two-run double in the third and singled and scored again on Tyler Naquin’s bases-loaded walk in the fifth.

“He sets the tone,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said.

Tyler Stephenson added a two-run homer for Cincinnati, which took two of three in the weekend series. Stephenson’s pinch-hit drive capped the Reds’ three-run eighth.

“Lot of big plays in that game,” Bell said. “It was a great team win.”

Bryce Harper drove in two runs and walked three times for Philadelphia, which lost for the fourth time in six games. Odubel Herrera had three hits.

The Phillies dropped into second place in the NL East, a game behind the Atlanta Braves.

“We have a long ways to go,” Harper said. “Just have to keep going, keep plugging along.”

Lucas Sims (5-2) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win, and Mychal Givens got four outs for his third save.

Nola (7-7) was charged with four runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked three.

“He struggled putting guys away,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said. “It’s execution, that’s all.”

Cincinnati had a chance to blow the game open in the fourth, but Nola escaped a bases-loaded, no-out jam thanks to a stellar diving stop by shortstop Didi Gregorius that led to an inning-ending double play.

Harper’s base-loaded walk and Gregorius’ sacrifice fly got the Phillies within one in the fifth. But the Reds put it away with three in the eighth.

Chisholm homers as Marlins beat reeling Cubs 4-1

MIAMI (AP) Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Jesus Aguilar homered, and the Miami Marlins handed the Chicago Cubs their 11th straight loss with a 4-1 victory Sunday.

The game was tied at 1 before Chisholm connected against Alec Mills (5-5) in the sixth inning. Chisholm also singled and scored on Aguilar’s 22nd homer in the seventh.

Chisholm’s 12th homer landed in the second deck in right field.

“I got one down the middle and crushed it,” he said. “I’m feeling pretty good and confident right now.”

Miami right-hander Elieser Hernandez permitted one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings. It was Hernandez’s first big league appearance since he strained his right quad June 3 in Pittsburgh.

Hernandez has been limited to three starts this season because of injuries.

“It’s been a hard year for me,” he said. “I never had this many injuries but now we’re back here and looking for positive results.”

Marlins manager Don Mattingly was pleased with Hernandez’s return to the rotation.

“He was pretty impressive for his first time back (since the injury),” Mattingly said. “I thought he was pretty much on the attack all game.”

Paul Campbell (1-2) got two outs for the win, and Dylan Floro worked the ninth for his fifth save.

Chicago matched its longest slide of the season. It also dropped 11 straight from June 25 to July 6.

“We’re trying to fight to the very end of every game, and you saw that again today,” manager David Ross said. “You just have to try your best that day. The effort is there.”

Frank Schwindel homered for the Cubs, and Mills pitched 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball.

Mills believes the team will eventually establish a chemistry with all the new players on the roster.

“Obviously, this is a bad stretch for us but we just have to keep a positive approach,” Mills said. “I think things will start rolling and clicking.”

The Marlins jumped in front on Magneuris Sierra’s RBI single in the fifth. But Schwindel tied it with his fifth homer in the sixth.

Anthony Bass gave Miami a lift with 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. He entered with runners on first and third in the seventh and retired Rafael Ortega and Schwindel.

Arenado homers in 3rd straight, Cards finish sweep of Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Nolan Arenado homered for the third straight game, Tyler O’Neill hit one right after him and the St. Louis Cardinals completed an in-state sweep of the Kansas City Royals 7-2 on Sunday.

In the second inning, Arenado and O’Neill hit back-to-back homers for the second time in three games.

Arenado’s was a two-run blast for his 25th and O’Neill powered his 432 feet over the center field wall for his 20th and a seven-run lead.

“They mirror each other,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “Tyler has a great skillset with his power and is using the whole field. He’s not trying to do too much and he’s productive in many ways.”

The 30-year-old Arenado went 5 for 12 with three home runs, nine RBIs and four runs in the series.

“Those contributions in the middle of the lineup is huge,” Shildt said.

St. Louis batted around in the first inning and scored three times. Arenado had an RBI single and Jose Rondon hit a two-run double to lead 3-0.

J.A. Happ (7-6) faced the Royals for the fourth time this season. This start was his best of them all.

He went 5 2/3 innings and allowed no runs, five hits, two walks and struck out two. It was the second time this season he didn’t allow a run in a start. Cardinals starting pitchers gave up just one earned run over 17 1/3 innings in the series.

“New surroundings and atmosphere can help sometimes,” Happ said. “We scored some runs early and relief did a great job. It was a nice win today.”

Kris Bubic (3-6) went 1 1/3 innings allowing seven runs, nine hits, one walk and struck out one. It was the shortest start of his career and most runs given up.

Kansas City’s bullpen threw 7 2/3 shutout innings allowing just three hits in relief of Bubic.

“We’ll go pitch-by-pitch with him on this start,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “The whole ‘pen pitched well. That’s incredible especially with the workload they’ve had.”

Salvador Perez hit his 30th homer of the season in the eighth inning to put the Royals on the scoreboard. He hit it 450 feet into the left-field fountains, which also marked his 400th career extra-base hit.

The Cardinals outscored the Royals 22-6 in the three-game set and have won six in a row and eight of their last nine games. Kansas City has lost four in a row and five of the last six.

McKenzie loses perfect game in 8th, Indians beat Tigers 11-0

DETROIT (AP) Indians starter Triston McKenzie retired the first 23 Detroit batters in order before Harold Castro lined a single to right with two out in the eighth inning and Cleveland beat the Tigers 11-0 Sunday.

“It was a pretty good fastball, but I didn’t get it past him,” McKenize said. “So it wasn’t good enough.”

The 24-year-old stunned the Comerica Park crowd of 25,684 hoping to see Miguel Cabrera’s 500th homer. Instead, they gave McKenzie a standing ovation after Castro’s hit and another after he finished the inning with his 11th strikeout.

“I started thinking about it in the third inning, I knew I was perfect through the first time through the order, but I didn’t change my routine,” he said. “If I had to sum today up in one word, it would be ‘comfortable.’ I got into my groove right away and just kept going.”

McKenzie (2-5) came within four outs of breaking baseball’s longest no-hit drought. Cleveland hasn’t had one since Len Barker’s perfect game on May 15, 1981, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

“We knew in the first inning that he was really on his game,” Detroit’s Jonathan Schoop said. “By the fourth or fifth inning, we were hoping someone was going to get a hit, and Harold saved us with a big swing.”

McKenzie, who has bounced between the Indians and Triple-A this season, pitched eight innings for the first time in his major league career.

“I was keeping an eye on him, but he was cruising,” Indians interim manager DeMarlo Hale said. “You don’t get a chance to throw one of those very often.”

Drew Hutchison (0-1) allowed six runs while only getting five outs in his first major league game since a five-game stretch in the Texas Rangers rotation in Aug. 2018. Hutchison went 1-1 with an 8.86 ERA, and had pitched for four Triple-A teams and another in the American Association before getting the call from Detroit.

“I was excited to be back in the majors, but nothing that affected my performance,” he said. “All I can do is wipe this out of my memory and move forward.”

Cleveland took control of the game with a six-run second inning.

With runners on first and third and no outs, Owen Miller hit a grounder to second baseman Schoop. Instead of going for a double play, Schoop threw home to get Bradley Zimmer, but catcher Grayson Greiner dropped the throw, allowing the run to score.

Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said he would have rather seen Schoop take the double play, but the second baseman went with his instincts.

“I’m an aggressive player and I saw I had a chance to get the guy at the plate,” he said. “It was a good throw, but I might have rushed it a little. That’s just something that happens in baseball.”

Andres Gimenez walked to load the bases and Austin Hedges made it 3-0 with a double to right. Hutchison walked Myles Straw to re-load the bases, but Amed Rosario hit into a run-scoring double play. Jose Ramirez homered to right, giving the Indians a 6-0 lead.

Odor, Cortes help Yankees beat White Sox 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer, Nestor Cortes pitched six solid innings and the New York Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Sunday.

Luke Voit also hit a two-run homer in the ninth for New York, which went 5-1 in the season series against Chicago. Cortes (1-1) allowed one run and seven hits in his first win since Aug. 6, 2019, versus Baltimore.

New York lost the series opener Thursday night on Tim Anderson’s two-run homer in the ninth in the Field of Dreams game in Iowa. Following a day off, the Yankees responded with two straight wins.

New York has won 10 of its last 11 series. It is a season-high 13 games over .500 at 65-52.

Manager Aaron Boone said he didn’t believe the team was going to break down even when it was 41-40 on July 3.

“I really felt like with this group there is an underlying confidence that has existed even in our worst of days this year,” he said. “Maybe at times, maybe not rightfully so, but I do believe they always believed we were going to turn this around and we were going to get them rolling. I don’t think that belief ever wavered even in the worst of days.”

Andrew Vaughn hit his 14th homer for the AL Central-leading White Sox, who have dropped four of five. Lucas Giolito (9-9) lasted just four innings, throwing 101 pitches.

“Believe me, we were hunting innings, but we tried to be smart and used discretion to protect our outstanding starters then the bullpen came in and held them,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said.

Chicago rallied in the ninth. Zack Collins hit an RBI double before Lucas Luetge was replaced by Wandy Peralta.

Anderson made it 5-3 when he drove in Luis Robert with an infield hit, but Peralta got Cesar Hernandez to bounce into a game-ending double play. It was Peralta’s fourth save.

Hernandez, who won a Gold Glove last year at second base, also committed three errors. After Odor connected in the second, Hernandez had a throwing error that allowed DJ LeMahieu to score from first.

Giolito was charged with three runs, two earned, and six hits. He struck out eight and walked three.

La Russa was ejected after Eloy Jimenez struck out looking against Jonathan Loaisiga for the second out of the eighth.

Jimenez didn’t like the call, jumped up in disbelief and had words for umpire Mike Estabrook. La Russa then came out of the dugout and was quickly ejected. It was La Russa’s second ejection of the season and 90th of his career.

“I wasn’t vulgar, but I did challenge his calls and you get ejected for that,” La Russa said.

Tatis brilliant in 2 HR return, Padres beat Diamondbacks 8-2

PHOENIX (AP) Fernando Tatis Jr. homered twice and drove in four runs in his return from the injured list, and the San Diego Padres beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-2 on Sunday.

The 22-year-old Tatis had four hits, helping the Padres snap a four-game losing streak. It was Tatis’ fifth multihomer game this season and No. 8 for his career.

Playing right field for the first time in his professional career and batting leadoff, Tatis ripped a double down the third-base line to start the game.

He hit his first homer of the afternoon in the third – a towering solo shot that cleared the wall in left. His 33rd homer came in the fifth and was more of a low liner, but cleared the wall in approximately the same spot and gave the Padres a 2-1 lead.

Jake Cronenworth’s two-run homer later in the fifth pushed San Diego ahead 4-1. It was his 17th of the season.

Tatis added a bases-loaded single in the eighth that brought home Victor Caratini and Trent Grisham. Tatis had been on the injured list since July 31 after partially dislocating his left shoulder for the third time this season.

The electrifying star usually plays shortstop, but the Padres decided to move him to the outfield for the time being. The hope is there’s less chance he’ll get hurt, allowing him to stay in the lineup for the rest of the season.

Craig Stammen was the starting pitcher for the Padres in a bullpen game. He pitched two scoreless innings, giving up two hits. Reiss Knehr (1-0) got the win after giving up one run in two innings.

Zac Gallen (1-7) started for the Diamondbacks and surrendered four runs over five innings.

The right-hander was one of the better pitchers in the National League in 2020, finishing ninth in the league’s Cy Young Award voting, but the 26-year-old has struggled for much of this season. He has a 5.03 ERA.

Arizona’s Josh Rojas hit a solo homer in the fifth. It was his 11th of the season.

Yankees’ Gerrit Cole back from COVID-19, will start Monday

CHICAGO (AP) New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has recovered from COVID-19 and will start Monday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Cole is 10-6 with a 3.11 ERA in 21 starts. The four-time All-Star was placed on the COVID-19 injured list after testing positive on Aug. 3. Four days earlier, he allowed eight runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss at Tampa Bay.

Speaking before Sunday’s game at the Chicago White Sox, Cole described his symptoms as “mild.”

“I am feeling good. Ready to go and very much looking forward to it,” he said. “I don’t think we’ll push the limits by any means because the recovery will be very important.”

The 30-year-old Cole is in his second season with the Yankees.

New York still has four players on the COVID-19 list: First baseman Anthony Rizzo, catcher Gary Sanchez, starter Jordan Montgomery and reliever Clay Holmes.

Albers’ Shutout Hands Indy Series Loss

(Indians Release)

INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Albers’ eight-inning gem led the St. Paul Saints to a shutout of the Indianapolis Indians on Sunday afternoon, 8-0. It was the Indians first series loss against St. Paul in three meetings this season.

The Saints (48-41) jumped out to an early, insurmountable lead with five runs in the first inning. Only one of those runs was earned against Max Kranick (L, 1-3), who exited the game after recording the first two outs of the game.

Three consecutive singles to lead off the fourth inning and an RBI knock off the bat of Mark Contreras extended the Saints lead to 7-0. They scored one more on a home run by Jose Miranda in the ninth.

Albers (W, 6-4) allowed five hits over 8.0 scoreless innings of work. Chris Nunn entered to preserve the shutout in the ninth inning.

The Indians (43-46) travel to Toledo to take on the Mud Hens for six-games beginning Tuesday night at 7:05 PM ET. Neither team has named starters for the series opener.

Same old Jets? Mosley says you’ll pay if you sleep on this D

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Maybe C.J. Mosley was just excited about being back on the field. Perhaps it was what he has seen the past several weeks at practice.

But when the New York Jets linebacker was asked after a 12-7 preseason-opening victory over the Giants in quarterback Zach Wilson’s debut Saturday night if people might be “sleeping” on the team’s defensive line, Mosley delivered a zinger with the pop of one of his tackles.

“I go back to one of my quotes when I first got here about people sleeping on the Jets,” Mosley said. “If people come with that same mentality, they’re going to get their (rear ends) blown out. That’s 100 percent, no matter if we’re at MetLife (Stadium) or anywhere else. If they think there’s anything old about this Jets team, it’s not going to end well for them.

“That’s the mindset that we’re going to bring to work every day.”

Insert wide-eyed emoji here.

It was a bold statement that led reporters to pause for a second to make sure they heard him right.

“We’ve just got to make sure that we hold each other accountable every day when we go to practice, make sure we try to stay as healthy as possible,” Mosley continued. “You know, have the same mindset, same goal to win every game.”

Winning has been tough to come by the past several years, and especially since Mosley joined the Jets in 2019 after five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. New York, which has the NFL’s longest active postseason drought at 10 seasons, went 9-23 under coach Adam Gase the last two years, including 2-14 last season.

Mosley had little to do with any of those wins or losses after being limited to just two games in 2019 because of a groin injury and opting out of last season because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the 29-year-old linebacker, who slimmed down from 250 pounds to 231 to be more mobile, is healthy again and highly motivated to show he’s the same player – or better – as the one who made four Pro Bowls in Baltimore.

The breath of fresh air from new coach Robert Saleh and the scheme of defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich have something to do with Mosley’s confidence. Actually playing and making tackles again do, too, because he certainly missed that.

“Yeah, 100 percent, man,” said Mosley, who had a tackle and a pass defensed in his two series. “You can never take this game for granted, whether it’s preseason or anything like that. Any time you step on the field, you want to try to give it your all and you want to try to take advantage of every opportunity that you can get.”

Sure, it was only preseason, and the starters played very little. But the Jets’ defensive line was solid throughout – starters and backups.

While Carl Lawson, Quinnen Williams, Sheldon Rankins, John Franklin-Myers and Foley Fatukasi figure to be the main men up front when the real games begin, youngsters such as Bryce Huff (two sacks), Hamilcar Rashed (1 1/2 sacks), Jonathan Marshall (one sack) and Michael Dwumfour (one-half sack) give Mosley and the Jets hope that they could have a deep – and dominant – bunch on the defensive line.

“We’re fast, that’s one thing I can say,” Mosley said. “An explosive D-line that’s going to get after it, especially when we get teams in second-and-long and third-and-long. Even third-and-short, we’re going to get our defensive line trying to get after the opponent’s quarterback. I think we’re going to be a defense that’s going to make you try to throw over the top and we’re going to make you try to run the ball on us because if you don’t, it’s going to be a long day for your quarterbacks.”

Again, let that be a warning to other NFL teams.

Mosley thinks the Jets are coming after you. And he’ll be among those leading the way.

“I was just embracing everything,” Mosley said. “It was exciting for me once we got on the field and that first play, it was just like I was back at home. It was fun.”

JOK shines in Browns’ debut, team awaits results on Wilson

CLEVELAND (AP) Mack Wilson’s shoulder injury could push Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah into the starting lineup sooner than expected.

The team was awaiting MRI results on Wilson, a projected starter on Cleveland’s revamped defense after he injured his shoulder early in Saturday night’s 23-13 exhibition win at Jacksonville.

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski provided little information Sunday on Wilson’s status – or for any of the other Cleveland players – hurt in the preseason opener. Stefanski wasn’t precise on when Wilson was injured.

“It was one of the first couple of plays and just dinged that shoulder,” he said on a Zoom call. “Honestly not exactly sure which play it was and I can vividly remember him grabbing it. We’ll see how he comes out of it after the MRI.”

Wilson, who was so down he considered retirement last season after he injured his knee and struggled when he came back. has been having a strong training camp. His latest medical setback will test Cleveland’s depth at linebacker.

It could also accelerate Owusu-Koramoah’s rise on the depth chart. The second-round pick from Notre Dame was one of the biggest bright spots in Cleveland’s convincing win.

Flashing the speed that made him attractive to the Browns before the draft, Owusu-Koramoah, who missed the start of camp after testing positive COVID-19, recorded a team-high eight tackles – three for loss – and a sack in his pro debut.

Stefanski lauded Owusu-Koramoah’s performance while also pointing out some flaws.

“He did make splash plays,” Stefanski said. “He made good tackles along the sideline, made a nice play on that screen. He needs to clean up his eye progression and he understands that and the coaches are working very hard.

“To really play fast in this league, it’s when you’re not thinking, and I think he’s getting there. With a lot of work, I think he will get there. But I think overall he understands that there’s plenty of work to be done.”

Stefanski was not ready to commit to Owusu-Koramoah getting snaps with the starters.

“As we continue to progress through training camp, we’ll continue to meet as coaches and discuss those types of things,” he said. “With all of our rookies, we bring them up all on different time frames and some guys are ready for more and some guys aren’t. So we’ll make that on a case by case basis.”

NOTES: While they waited for Wilson’s rest results, the Browns feared TE Stephen Carlson suffered a season-ending knee injury in the win. Undrafted from Princeton, Carlson has spent the past two seasons with Cleveland and was expected to be the club’s fourth tight end in 2021. … The Browns rested most of its starters, including quarterback Baker Mayfield and All-Pro DE Myles Garrett against the Jags. Stefanski doesn’t know who will be back for this week’s two joint practices with the New York Giants before the teams play Sunday.

Kevin Kisner wins 6-man playoff at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Kevin Kisner finally broke his playoff drought to win the Wyndham Championship. He hopes the victory will help him achieve another milestone – representing the United States in the Ryder Cup.

Kisner stuck his approach to 3 feet on the second extra hole and made the putt to win a record-tying six-man playoff on Sunday.

The 37-year-old Kisner, an excellent putter who now has four PGA Tour wins, has never qualified or been selected to represent the U.S. in the biennial matches against Europe. American captain Steve Stricker will make six picks after the Tour Championship, and Kisner believes he’s at least put himself in the mix.

“Who knows, man?” Kisner said. “I’ve never been picked before, so I’m not going to go out there and jump on a limb and say that I’m going to get picked this year.

“I love Stricker, he’s a great friend and great guy. He’ll do what’s best for the team and the country.”

And that could mean Kisner, who’s 23rd in the U.S. Ryder Cup points standings, yet has shaken off an uninspired year with improved play at the right time.

Kisner has shot in the 60s in 12 of his last 20 rounds. His 66 on Sunday at Sedgefield included birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to reach 15 under and the playoff.

In the playoff, he bested Adam Scott, Roger Sloan, Kevin Na, Si Woo Kim and Branden Grace after all had made pars on the first additional hole.

“To be standing here is pretty sweet,” said Kisner, who had been 0-5 in playoffs.

With Scott looking at a 4-footer for birdie on the first extra hole, Kisner thought he would have to hole a pitch from short of the 18th green just to stay in the playoff, and he nearly did it. Kisner grimaced as his ball settled just right of the cup.

But Scott’s short putt missed badly and all six players went back to the 18th tee. This time, only Kisner gave himself a close look at birdie on the 505-yard closing hole.

Kim shot 64 in the final round. Scott had a 65 while Grace, Na and Sloan each closed with 66.

It was the third six-man playoff on the PGA Tour and the first since Robert Allenby won at Riviera in 2001.

It didn’t look like a playoff would be necessary after Russell Henley, who led after the first three rounds, recovered from a slow start to reach 17-under after a birdie on the 10th hole. But Henley bogeyed three of the next four and came to the 72nd hole needing par to stay at 15 under.

But Henley missed a 6-footer to go 0-for-3 this season with the 54-hole lead. He was in front after three rounds at Las Vegas last October and at the U.S. Open in June.

“I knew I had to shoot under par today, so just disappointed,” Henley after his 1-over 71. “It stings pretty bad.”

There was drama through the final round of the tour’s last regular-season event as players outside the postseason sought to get in.

It looked like former FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose, who started the week 138th, had done enough to make the 125-man field for The Northern Trust. But the Englishman missed a 5-footer for par on the final hole that dropped him to 126th – first outside the playoff field.

“Obviously it was in my hands up 18,” Rose said. “I didn’t do a very good job of that.”

Rose’s loss was Chesson Hadley’s gain. The veteran who finished second at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree in June made a hole-in one on the par-3 16th – complete with an awkward, leg-kicking celebration – and shot 62.

That was enough to sneak him into next week’s field at No. 125. And unlike Rose, Hadley needed to make the playoffs to secure full playing privileges for next season.

Sloan and Scott Piercy were two others who played their way into the playoffs. Canada’s Sloan moved from 131st to 92nd while Piercy came in at No. 126 and improved 10 spots.

Three players who missed the cut this week fell from the top 125 after starting the week playoff-bound. Ryan Armour went from 122nd to 127th, Bo Hoag from 125th to 129th and Patrick Rodgers from 123rd to 128th.

Threatening weather for later Sunday led tour officials to move up tee times. They didn’t count on a mash-up at the top leading to the 12th playoff on the PGA Tour this season.

Wyndham Championship
Aug. 12-15, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Playoff Total Thru 
1tBranden Grace – z666964668-15 (265)F
1tSi Woo Kim – z666867644-15 (265)F
1tKevin Kisner – z656866667-15 (265)F
1tKevin Na – z686467668-15 (265)F
1tAdam Scott – z667064654-15 (265)F
1tRoger Sloan – z716464664-15 (265)F
7tKevin Streelman666866 -10 (200)F
7tRussell Henley62646971 -14 (266)F
7tWebb Simpson65657066 -14 (266)F
10tAdam Hadwin716666 -7 (203)F
10tJustin Rose66656967 -13 (267)F
10tRory Sabbatini66646968 -13 (267)F
10tNick Taylor65716764 -13 (267)F
10tBrendon Todd69676566 -13 (267)F
15tChesson Hadley68696962 -12 (268)F
15tHarry Higgs70676566 -12 (268)F
15tSung Kang64696867 -12 (268)F
15tDenny McCarthy65696965 -12 (268)F
15tTyler McCumber65676670 -12 (268)F
15tScott Piercy64666969 -12 (268)F
15tSepp Straka66716764 -12 (268)F
15tBrian Stuard65667265 -12 (268)F
15tJhonattan Vegas65687263 -12 (268)F
24tBen Taylor686568 -9 (201)F
24tJason Dufner71657063 -11 (269)F
24tSungjae Im66686768 -11 (269)F
24tRussell Knox74636864 -11 (269)F
24tKyoung-Hoon Lee67686767 -11 (269)F
29tAlex Smalley647266 -8 (202)F
29tChris Kirk64696968 -10 (270)F
29tMatt Kuchar66677166 -10 (270)F
29tSebastian Munoz66676869 -10 (270)F
29tC.T. Pan68696667 -10 (270)F
29tWill Zalatoris68686569 -10 (270)F
35tByeong Hun An69666868 -9 (271)F
35tSam Ryder68657266 -9 (271)F
37tAustin Eckroat697065 -6 (204)F
37tKiradech Aphibarnrat66687167 -8 (272)F
37tJohn Augenstein68656970 -8 (272)F
37tMackenzie Hughes70637069 -8 (272)F
37tDavid Lingmerth68677067 -8 (272)F
37tCameron Percy67676870 -8 (272)F
37tHudson Swafford64696772 -8 (272)F
37tRichy Werenski67707065 -8 (272)F
37tErik van Rooyen65697365 -8 (272)F
46tAnirban Lahiri696770 -4 (206)F
46tKevin Tway66716868 -7 (273)F
46tCamilo Villegas68677167 -7 (273)F
46tBubba Watson67697067 -7 (273)F
46tAaron Wise66706770 -7 (273)F
51tBrice Garnett69686869 -6 (274)F
51tBrian Gay70666969 -6 (274)F
51tMark Hubbard67706869 -6 (274)F
51tAndrew Landry65727265 -6 (274)F
55tKeith Mitchell67687169 -5 (275)F
55tJohnson Wagner68696870 -5 (275)F
57tMark Anderson66717069 -4 (276)F
57tTyler Duncan69626976 -4 (276)F
57tHarold Varner III67677171 -4 (276)F
60tBronson Burgoon687470 +2 (212)F
60tSeamus Power67707268 -3 (277)F
62tJames Hahn68677271 -2 (278)F
62tNelson Ledesma69677468 -2 (278)F
62tRob Oppenheim66716972 -2 (278)F
65tTommy Fleetwood66687273 -1 (279)F
65tMichael Gligic65717370 -1 (279)F
65tBeau Hossler68696874 -1 (279)F
65tMichael Kim67697271 -1 (279)F
65tRobert MacIntyre69687171 -1 (279)F
70tChris Baker707469 +3 (213)F
70tMatt Jones69686974 E (280)F
70tBen Martin67677670 E (280)F
73Nate Lashley68687573 +4 (284)F
74Rafael Campos66707772 +5 (285)F

LPGA veteran O’Toole gets 1st win at Women’s Scottish Open

FIFE, Scotland (AP) Ryann O’Toole won her first LPGA Tour event in 228 starts, closing with a bogey-free 8-under 64 at Dumbarnie Links for a three-shot victory in the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open on Sunday.

After tapping in for a closing par, the 34-year-old O’Toole was showered with champagne and greeted with a kiss by her fiancee, Gina Marra.

“I still feel like I’m in shock and the tears are going to come later when things die down,” O’Toole said. “I’m excited and happy. The hours and grind and heartache this sport brings, the constant travel, for this moment, I hope it only happens again and again.”

O’Toole finished at 17-under 271. With the wind down and plentiful sunshine, Lydia Ko closed with a course-record 63 to post 14 under, tying for second with Atthaya Thitikul (66).

“I putt pretty well today and hit a pretty solid round today, 6-under, but at least it’s not enough for the win,” Thitikul said. “I just know that I tried my best and I’m proud of myself already.”

O’Toole began the day tied for the lead at 9 under with Ariya Jutanugarn and Charley Hull, and the American took the lead with birdies on three of her first four holes.

Thitikul drew even with O’Toole with a birdie on the par-3 sixth, but O’Toole got back in front with a birdie on the par-4 ninth to turn in 31. She maintained her advantage throughout the back nine and finished with eight birdies, including all four par-5s.

“I tried not to look at the leaderboard,” O’Toole said. “I tried to just trust in my caddie to guide me to whether we needed to lay or get aggressive, stay patient or whatnot. It wasn’t until 18 that I saw that Lydia was not far off and I could tell when I made the birdie on 17 that there must have been some sort of gap because people were cheering, and I was like, OK, clearly I can’t mess this up too badly now.”

O’Toole was working with a new caddie, Michael Curry, after her previous looper retired following the Evian Championship. She said she had also been considering retirement.

“I’m getting married in December, and OK, my clock’s ticking. I want to have kids. Like, how much longer am I going to be out here? I thought maybe this year would be my last year,” O’Toole said. “I’ve never wanted to be a mom on tour as far as having a kid and doing all that. It doesn’t sound fun to me. But at the same time, I don’t know if I could stop playing golf now.”

She became emotional as she celebrated the victory with Marra.

“It’s so nice to be able to share that, and to be myself out there and to have her greet me on the green and just live in a world today that I’m not scared to hide that,” O’Toole said.

Jutanugarn shot 68 and finished at 13 under, and Hull was another shot back after her fourth straight 69. Ally Ewing, who will represent the U.S. in the Solheim Cup for the second time this fall, matched Ko’s 63 and finished at 11 under.

O’Toole made the Solheim Cup team as a rookie in 2011 and went 2-0-2 in her matches, but her best tournament finish in 11 LPGA Tour seasons was third, most recently in 2018.

The LPGA remains in Scotland next week for the Women’s British Open at Carnoustie, the final major championship of the year. Five players earned spots in the Women’s British Open field thanks to their finishes at Dumbarnie: Kelsey MacDonald, Whitney Hillier, Karolin Lampert, Haeji Kang and Prima Thammaraks.

Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open
Aug. 12-15, Dumbarnie Links, Fife, Scotland
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1Ryann O’Toole68716864-17 (271)F
2tLydia Ko70726963-14 (274)F
2tAtthaya Thitikul68707066-14 (274)F
4Ariya Jutanugarn69667268-13 (275)F
5Charley Hull69696969-12 (276)F
6Ally Ewing73697263-11 (277)F
7tMarina Alex69717168-9 (279)F
7tCeline Boutier70717068-9 (279)F
7tEsther Henseleit75687066-9 (279)F
7tJeongeun Lee71687466-9 (279)F
7tYealimi Noh68727168-9 (279)F
12tAshleigh Buhai71706772-8 (280)F
12tAnna Nordqvist70716970-8 (280)F
12tSarah Schmelzel68717368-8 (280)F
15tWhitney Hillier72697565-7 (281)F
15tA Lim Kim71717168-7 (281)F
15tGaby Lopez73727066-7 (281)F
15tKelsey MacDonald68717270-7 (281)F
15tLeona Maguire71727068-7 (281)F
15tYuka Saso67727468-7 (281)F
15tJasmine Suwannapura67747169-7 (281)F
22tPajaree Anannarukarn73716969-6 (282)F
22tPerrine Delacour72726870-6 (282)F
22tKarolin Lampert71717169-6 (282)F
22tBronte Law69747069-6 (282)F
22tAmy Yang71746968-6 (282)F
27tManon De Roey73737364-5 (283)F
27tCheyenne Knight70727170-5 (283)F
27tEmily Pedersen69697768-5 (283)F
27tPatty Tavatanakit69757267-5 (283)F
31tCeline Herbin69747170-4 (284)F
31tNanna Koerstz Madsen68737469-4 (284)F
31tMadelene Sagstrom72737069-4 (284)F
34tKatherine Kirk72727071-3 (285)F
34tSu-Hyun Oh73726872-3 (285)F
34tMel Reid73727070-3 (285)F
37tHaeji Kang70767466-2 (286)F
37tAzahara Munoz73707370-2 (286)F
37tPrima Thammaraks70727272-2 (286)F
40tGeorgia Hall71737172-1 (287)F
40tAlice Hewson71747567-1 (287)F
42tIn Gee Chun72747468E (288)F
42tLydia Hall69707871E (288)F
42tYu Liu69757668E (288)F
42tBecky Morgan68747769E (288)F
42tJenny Shin73707768E (288)F
47tSsu-Chia Cheng72697771+1 (289)F
47tAustin Ernst71757469+1 (289)F
47tPaula Reto72736975+1 (289)F
47tMarissa Steen73717768+1 (289)F
47tJing Yan71717473+1 (289)F
52tCaroline Inglis71737571+2 (290)F
52tNuria Iturrioz70757570+2 (290)F
52tMichele Thomson65807669+2 (290)F
52tAnne van Dam67797371+2 (290)F
56tCarly Booth72737670+3 (291)F
56tPasqualle Coffa71757372+3 (291)F
56tLindy Duncan73737471+3 (291)F
56tChristina Kim72747570+3 (291)F
56tLizette Salas71757471+3 (291)F
56tLinnea Strom73727670+3 (291)F
56tAlbane Valenzuela72737373+3 (291)F
63Olivia Cowan68777869+4 (292)F
64Carlota Ciganda72717674+5 (293)F
65Stephanie Kyriacou73727178+6 (294)F
66Laura Davies70747577+8 (296)F
67tStacy Lewis71747973+9 (297)F
67tTvesa Malik73727775+9 (297)F
69tMarianne Skarpnord73727677+10 (298)F
69tLiz Young70758568+10 (298)F
71Ursula Wikstrom74708176+13 (301)F


1890       Bill Phillips becomes the first pitcher to allow two grand slams in the same inning when Tom Burns and Malachi Kittridge both take the Alleghenys’ right-hander deep in the same frame of an 18-5 loss to the Chicago Colts. In 1999, Chan Ho Park will match the dubious feat but will have the distinction of giving up both bases-full homers to the same batter, Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals.

1909       On a gloomy and extremely overcast day at newly-opened Forbes Field, Red Murray’s spectacular grab of Dots Miller’s long drive becomes a truly electrifying catch. Just as the Giants’ outfielder snags the ball on a full run in deep right-center field, a bolt of lightning illuminates the field and creates an eerie, but unforgettable split-second image.

1920       On a dreary afternoon at the Polo Grounds in New York, popular Indians shortstop Ray Chapman suffers a fractured skull when he is hit in the head by a fastball thrown by Yankee right-handed submariner Carl Mays. The 29 year-old newlywed will die shortly before daybreak tomorrow, becoming be the first on-field player fatality in major league history.

1927       Babe Ruth, teeing off on a Tommy Thomas pitch, becomes the first player to homer over the roof of Comiskey Park. The Bambino’s blast helps power the Bronx Bombers past the Pale Hose at the Chicago southside ballpark, 8-1.

1947       At Forbes Field, the Pirates beat the Cardinals 12-7 thanks to Ralph Kiner’s three home runs, solo shots in the third and eighth and a three-run blast in the fourth inning. The future Hall of Famer is the first Pirate player to accomplish this feat in the 65-year history of the franchise.

1948       At the age of 53, with his wife Claire and his two adopted daughters at his side, Babe Ruth dies of throat cancer at Memorial Hospital in New York City. The Bambino made his final public appearance at the premiere of The Babe Ruth Story three weeks ago in New York.

1950       At the Polo Grounds, Hank Thompson’s two inside-the-park home runs off Don Bankhead and Carl Erskine contribute to the Giants’ 16-7 drubbing of the Dodgers. The 24 year-old third baseman will hit 129 round-trippers in his 9-year career, three of which will be of the IPHR variety.

1954       The first issue of Sports Illustrated is available at the newsstands. The inaugural cover of the innovative new magazine features a Mark Kauffman photo of Braves slugger Eddie Mathews at-bat, Giants catcher Wes Westrum behind the plate, and umpire Augie Donatelli calling balls and strikes in Milwaukee County Stadium.

1961       Roger Maris hits two home runs off White Sox hurler Billy Pierce, giving the slugger 48 in his quest to break Babe Ruth’s single season mark. The Yankee outfielder has gone deep in sixth consecutive games, tying an American League record.

1964       St. Louis outfielder Curt Flood collects eight consecutive hits during a doubleheader against Dodgers pitching. The Cardinals split the twin bill in Los Angeles, losing the opener to Sandy Koufax, 3-0, but take the nightcap when Curt Simmons tosses a six-hitter to give the Redbirds a 4-0 victory.

1966       In a 3-1 Giants win over the Cardinals, Willie Mays hits his 534th career home run. The ‘Say Hey Kid’s’ third-inning round-tripper ties him with Jimmie Foxx for most career home runs hit by a right-handed batter in major league history.

1967       After retiring the first 19 Pirates he faces, Reds’ starter Jim Maloney needs to leave the game when he hurts his ankle stepping in a hole in the Forbes Field turf. Billy McCool finishes the contest, giving up two hits in Cincinnati’s 4-0 victory over the Pirates.

1968       Denny McLain, who compiles a 31-6 record at the end of the season, improves his undefeated decisions on the road to 16-0 when he blanks the Red Sox 4-0 at Fenway Park. The Detroit right-hander will finish 17-2 along with an ERA of 1.44 in the 21 games he pitches away from Tiger Stadium.

1969       The Phillies post their fourth consecutive shutout, blanking the Astros at Connie Mack Stadium, 7-0. Rick Wise’s four-hitter follows the complete-game performances by teammates Jerry Johnson, Woodie Fryman, and Grant Jackson.

1970       In late June, Milt Mason vowed not to leave his team-sponsored trailer on top of the County Stadium scoreboard until the Brewers drew a home crowd of 40,000, ends his 40-day boycott, descending from a 30-foot rope, when 44,387 fans show up for Bat Day. Before his death in 1973 as a tribute, the retired aviation engineer was recognized as the original Bernie Brewer, with Milwaukee introducing a costumed character with the same name as the team’s official mascot same year.

1973       At the major league’s annual summer meetings in Milwaukee, all of the American League owners vote “yes,” and all of the National League owners vote “no” on a proposal introducing interleague play for next season. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, favoring a limited number of interleague contests, does not cast a vote that could have broken the impasse, citing the possibility of doing so when the legality of his ballot, presently challenged by the Senior Circuit, is resolved.

1975       After a frustrating 9-1 loss in Minnesota, Indians manager Frank Robinson chews out his 52-65 team. The fiery skipper appears to have gotten the players’ attention when the Tribe wins 27 of the remaining 42 contests, finishing season just one game under .500.

1996       Due to a conflict with the Republican National Convention taking place in San Diego, the first major league game ever played outside of the United States or Canada occurs in Monterrey, Mexico, with the ‘home team’ Padres out-slugging the Mets at Estadio de Beisbol, 15-10. Fernando Valenzuela, a native of the Mexican city of Navojoa, opens the three-game series and goes six innings to get the victory for the first-place Friars.

2000       The Astros, who clout six homers for the second time in four days in their 11-10 victory over Pittsburgh, set a National League record by hitting 18 home runs in four consecutive games. Enron Field will become known ‘Ten-Run’ due to Houston’s new ballpark’s hitter-friendly dimensions, especially in left field.

2001       The Red Sox fire Jimy Williams, after he pilots the team 13 games above .500 despite numerous injuries to key players. The ousted skipper is replaced by the club’s well-respected pitching coach, Joe Kerrigan, who finishes the season with a 17-26 record for the second-place club.

2001       Barry Bonds’ second home run of the game and 53rd of the season breaks the franchise record established by his godfather, Willie Mays. With his first homer, the left fielder eclipses the National League record for home runs by a left-handed batter, established in 1947 by another Giant, Johnny Mize.

2002       Curt Schilling wins his 20th game of the season, striking out 12 Cubs in the Diamondbacks’ 2-1 victory at Wrigley Field. The 35 year-old right-hander, who will finish the season with a 23-5 record, reaches the milestone for the second consecutive year, a feat that teammate Randy Johnson will also accomplish next month.

2002       After four days of delaying the decision, the executive board of the Major League Players’ Association votes 57-0 to set an August 30 strike date. All eight previous negotiations since 1972 have resulted in work stoppages in the national pastime.

2002       At the opening ceremonies of the Little League Baseball World Series at Volunteer Stadium, the 1955 Little League team from Charleston, S.C., is honored when fourteen players from the Cannon Street YMCA Little League, 47 years after being banned from their own state’s postseason tournament due to the color of their skin, are invited to Williamsport to be recognized. At the time of their banishment, Little League officials informed the other 61 all-white S.C. leagues that the winner of their state finals would not be permitted to participate in the tournament because they refuse to play against a duly franchised league.

2005       As skipper of the Fort Worth Cats of the Central League, Bobby Bragan becomes the oldest person to manage a professional baseball game. The 87 year-old’s one day of employment, shortened by being ejected in the third inning for arguing balls and strikes, finds him eight days older than Connie Mack, who managed his last game for the 1950 Philadelphia A’s.

2006       Before the Red Sox and Tigers game, the Red Sox honored Bruce Froemming during an on-field ceremony at Fenway Park. The 66 year-old home plate umpire works the 5,000th major league game of his 36-year career, second only to Bill Klem, who arbitrated 5,374 games from 1905-40.

2007       Jose Reyes becomes the first infielder, and tenth player overall, in the modern era (post-1898) to steal sixty bases in three consecutive seasons. The Mets shortstop, who will pilfer 78 sacks this season, steals second base in the second inning for the second time in a 10-7 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.

2007       With nine minutes left to the signing deadline, the Orioles and their top draft choice, fifth overall, come to terms when Georgia Tech standout Matt Wieters agrees to a minor league contract, including a $6 million signing bonus. The switch-hitting catcher’s deal ranks second only behind Justin Upton, who received $6.1 million in 2005 to play with the Diamondbacks.

2008       Francisco Rodriguez ties his own team record when he picks up his 47th save in the Angels’ 4-3 win over Cleveland. After yielding a single to Jhonny Peralta, the right-handed closer records three quick outs–two with strikeouts–to match the mark he established in 2006.

2009       Derek Jeter, with his 3-for-4 performance in the Yankees’ 10-3 loss in Seattle, passes Luis Aparicio for the most hits ever compiled by a major league shortstop. The New York infielder, collecting career hits #2,673 and #2,674 his first two at-bats, surpasses the Hall of Famer’s total, who spent his 18-year career, ending in 1973, with the White Sox, Orioles, and Red Sox.

2011       Rangers president Nolan Ryan announces a bronze artwork depicting Shannon Stone and his six-year-old son attending a game will most likely reside outside the home plate entrance to the Arlington ballpark at the start of next season. The 39 year-old firefighter died after falling more than 20 feet while attempting to catch a ball tossed by Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton during a game in July.

2012       With a unanimous vote, the Major League owners approve the transfer of the San Diego Padres from John Moores, who had owned the team for 18 years, to a group headed by longtime local businessman Ron Fowler. The new ownership group, the fifth in franchise history, also includes pro golfer Phil Mickelson, a San Diego native.

2013       The Phillies name Ryne Sandberg as the team’s interim manager, replacing Charlie Manuel, the winner of more games than any other skipper in franchise history. During his nine seasons in the Philadelphia dugout, the 69 year-old, never selected as the NL Manager of the Year, led the club to five consecutive division titles and a world championship in 2008.

2020       Keibert Ruiz becomes the seventh player in the 131-year history of the Dodger’s to homer in his first major league at-bat, and the first since Garey Ingram accomplished the feat in 1994. On his first swing, the 22-year-old Venezuelan catcher deposits Julio Teheran’s 1-1 fastball over the right-field fence in the team’s 8-3 victory at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

2020       In a 7-2 victory over the Cardinals at Guaranteed Rate Field, the White Sox hit four consecutive home runs against Roel Ramirez, a 25 year-old right-hander making his major league debut. The quartet of round-trippers, with Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, Jose Abreu, and Eloy Jimenez, all going deep in the six-run fifth inning, marks the tenth time in a team homers in four straight at-bats, including the Southsiders accomplishing the feat for the first time in 2008.

2020       After striking out his first hitter, Cardinals’ right-hander Roel Ramirez, making his major-league debut, gives up a single, another single, and a walk to the next three White Sox batters before allowing four consecutive home runs in a row. The 25 year-old Redbird rookie reliever becomes the ninth pitcher since at least 1901 to allow four or more round-trippers in his first visit to a big-league mound, but the only one of those to allow the homers consecutively.


American League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay7147.60235 – 2236 – 2535 – 1812 – 714 – 177 – 3L 2
Boston6951.575337 – 2432 – 2734 – 2313 – 811 – 165 – 5W 3
NY Yankees6552.5565.532 – 2533 – 2724 – 3017 – 815 – 87 – 3W 2
Toronto6354.5387.531 – 2432 – 3026 – 2710 – 713 – 165 – 5W 1
Baltimore3878.3283217 – 3721 – 4113 – 348 – 2211 – 140 – 10L 11
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox6850.57639 – 2229 – 2814 – 937 – 259 – 115 – 5L 2
Cleveland5759.4911029 – 2728 – 329 – 1631 – 208 – 155 – 5W 1
Detroit5862.4831133 – 2725 – 3511 – 825 – 3817 – 116 – 4L 1
Minnesota5266.4411628 – 3224 – 348 – 825 – 3113 – 207 – 3W 2
Kansas City4967.4221829 – 3020 – 3710 – 1925 – 295 – 113 – 7L 4
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston7047.59837 – 2333 – 2416 – 1216 – 1232 – 155 – 5L 1
Oakland6850.5762.534 – 2534 – 2513 – 1316 – 429 – 268 – 2L 1
Seattle6356.529837 – 2526 – 3118 – 1312 – 1328 – 215 – 5L 1
LA Angels5960.4961233 – 3026 – 3013 – 1316 – 821 – 324 – 6W 1
Texas4276.35628.528 – 3114 – 4511 – 138 – 1520 – 363 – 7W 1
National League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Atlanta6256.52531 – 2931 – 2733 – 2822 – 124 – 48 – 2W 3
Philadelphia6157.517136 – 2525 – 3234 – 2714 – 107 – 116 – 4L 1
NY Mets5958.5042.536 – 2323 – 3525 – 2713 – 1414 – 93 – 7L 3
Miami5167.4321130 – 2721 – 4022 – 239 – 1317 – 175 – 5W 4
Washington5068.4241229 – 3321 – 3522 – 3111 – 119 – 191 – 9L 7
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee7247.60532 – 2740 – 2010 – 1238 – 1920 – 87 – 3W 2
Cincinnati6455.538831 – 2733 – 2812 – 1034 – 1810 – 206 – 4W 1
St. Louis6156.5211032 – 2529 – 3114 – 1622 – 2115 – 118 – 2W 6
Chi Cubs5268.43320.531 – 2821 – 4012 – 1922 – 3115 – 110 – 10L 11
Pittsburgh4276.35629.524 – 3518 – 4112 – 1213 – 409 – 171 – 9L 2
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco7642.64440 – 1836 – 2413 – 716 – 1136 – 188 – 2W 1
LA Dodgers7246.610436 – 2036 – 2618 – 810 – 1032 – 208 – 2W 3
San Diego6753.5581040 – 2427 – 2913 – 1316 – 1428 – 235 – 5W 1
Colorado5266.4412438 – 2114 – 458 – 813 – 1722 – 335 – 5L 1
Arizona3881.31938.524 – 3614 – 458 – 1512 – 1717 – 414 – 6L 1

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot


New England2013433723147-1-16-3-243
New York City FC189453418167-1-22-3-331
Nashville SC1971023119127-5-00-5-231
Orlando City SC18864282355-3-13-3-330
CF Montreal19757262515-3-12-2-626
New York185492224-24-2-21-2-719
Inter Miami CF174491528-132-2-52-2-416
FC Cincinnati173771830-120-4-33-3-416
Toronto FC1936102440-161-5-32-1-715
Sporting KC1911443520155-3-16-1-337
Los Angeles191126302827-1-24-1-435
Real Salt Lake18666272074-4-22-2-424
Los Angeles FC196582426-24-4-22-1-623
San Jose195772127-63-2-42-5-322
FC Dallas195682327-44-5-11-1-721


Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Connecticut Sun156.7148-17-59-37-33 W
Chicago Sky1110.5244.04-67-48-47-31 W
New York Liberty1012.4555.55-55-75-84-63 L
Washington Mystics811.4216.05-43-75-64-61 L
Atlanta Dream614.3008.53-73-75-62-85 L
Indiana Fever417.19011.03-81-94-93-71 L
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Las Vegas Aces166.7279-37-38-47-32 W
Seattle Storm166.7278-38-38-46-41 L
Minnesota Lynx137.6502.07-36-48-49-18 W
Phoenix Mercury1010.5005.04-76-36-75-51 W
Dallas Wings913.4097.04-65-76-74-64 L
Los Angeles Sparks713.3508.05-72-61-112-81 W