MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Tampa Bay 7 Atlanta 5
Toronto 5 Texas 0
Detroit 7 Minnesota 0
Chicago White Sox 4 Houston 0
Baltimore 5 Kansas City 0
Seattle 7 LA Angels 4
Cleveland 4 Oakland 2
Toronto 10 Texas 0
NY Yankees 9 Boston 1
Philadelphia 4 Miami 2 (10)
Philadelphia 7 Miami 4
San Diego 10 Washington 4
Washington 8 San Diego 7
NY Mets 7 Pittsburgh 6
Milwaukee 8 Cincinnati 0
St. Louis 2 San Francisco 1
Colorado 6 LA Dodgers 5 (10)
Arizona 6 Chicago Cubs 4
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Indianapolis 12 Omaha 5
Cedar Rapids 13 South Bend 3
Fort Wayne 9 W. Michigan 2
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Minnesota 1 Seattle 0
|The Open Championship|
|Jul. 15-18, Royal St. George’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Collin Morikawa||67||64||68||66||-15 (265)||F|
|2||Jordan Spieth||65||67||69||66||-13 (267)||F|
|3t||Jon Rahm||71||64||68||66||-11 (269)||F|
|3t||Louis Oosthuizen||64||65||69||71||-11 (269)||F|
|5||Dylan Frittelli||66||67||70||68||-9 (271)||F|
|6t||Brooks Koepka||69||66||72||65||-8 (272)||F|
|6t||Mackenzie Hughes||66||69||68||69||-8 (272)||F|
|8t||Dustin Johnson||68||65||73||67||-7 (273)||F|
|8t||Robert MacIntyre||72||69||65||67||-7 (273)||F|
|8t||Daniel Berger||70||67||68||68||-7 (273)||F|
|8t||Scottie Scheffler||67||66||69||71||-7 (273)||F|
|12t||Viktor Hovland||68||71||69||66||-6 (274)||F|
|12t||Emiliano Grillo||70||64||72||68||-6 (274)||F|
|12t||Shane Lowry||71||65||69||69||-6 (274)||F|
|15t||Tony Finau||70||66||72||67||-5 (275)||F|
|15t||Paul Casey||68||67||70||70||-5 (275)||F|
|15t||Marcel Siem||67||67||70||71||-5 (275)||F|
|15t||Corey Conners||68||68||66||73||-5 (275)||F|
|19t||Sergio Garcia||68||69||73||66||-4 (276)||F|
|19t||Brandt Snedeker||68||68||72||68||-4 (276)||F|
|19t||Brian Harman||65||71||71||69||-4 (276)||F|
|19t||Aaron Rai||70||69||68||69||-4 (276)||F|
|19t||Webb Simpson||66||72||67||71||-4 (276)||F|
|19t||Kevin Streelman||70||69||66||71||-4 (276)||F|
|19t||Justin Harding||67||67||70||72||-4 (276)||F|
|26t||Xander Schauffele||69||71||72||65||-3 (277)||F|
|26t||Byeong Hun An||67||70||73||67||-3 (277)||F|
|26t||Ian Poulter||72||66||71||68||-3 (277)||F|
|26t||Matthew Fitzpatrick||71||69||67||70||-3 (277)||F|
|26t||Jason Kokrak||70||70||66||71||-3 (277)||F|
|26t||Cameron Tringale||69||66||71||71||-3 (277)||F|
|26t||Andy Sullivan||67||67||71||72||-3 (277)||F|
|33t||Bryson DeChambeau||71||70||72||65||-2 (278)||F|
|33t||Benjamin Hebert||66||74||71||67||-2 (278)||F|
|33t||Tommy Fleetwood||67||71||70||70||-2 (278)||F|
|33t||Talor Gooch||69||72||67||70||-2 (278)||F|
|33t||Lanto Griffin||69||70||68||71||-2 (278)||F|
|33t||Danny Willett||67||69||70||72||-2 (278)||F|
|33t||Cameron Smith||69||67||68||74||-2 (278)||F|
|40t||JC Ritchie||71||70||72||66||-1 (279)||F|
|40t||Max Homa||70||69||71||69||-1 (279)||F|
|40t||Justin Thomas||72||67||71||69||-1 (279)||F|
|40t||Dean Burmester||70||67||71||71||-1 (279)||F|
|40t||Daniel Van Tonder||68||66||74||71||-1 (279)||F|
|40t||Matt Wallace||70||68||69||72||-1 (279)||F|
|46t||Jazz Janewattananond||70||69||74||67||E (280)||F|
|46t||Harris English||75||65||72||68||E (280)||F|
|46t||Adam Scott||73||66||73||68||E (280)||F|
|46t||Johannes Veerman||70||68||72||70||E (280)||F|
|46t||Rory McIlroy||70||70||69||71||E (280)||F|
|46t||Justin Rose||67||70||70||73||E (280)||F|
|46t||Joel Dahmen||69||68||69||74||E (280)||F|
|53t||Rickie Fowler||69||72||75||65||+1 (281)||F|
|53t||Chan Kim||70||69||74||68||+1 (281)||F|
|53t||Billy Horschel||70||69||73||69||+1 (281)||F|
|53t||Marcus Armitage||69||72||70||70||+1 (281)||F|
|53t||Jonathan Thomson||71||67||73||70||+1 (281)||F|
|53t||Christiaan Bezuidenhout||68||72||70||71||+1 (281)||F|
|59t||Ryosuke Kinoshita||72||69||72||69||+2 (282)||F|
|59t||Joaquin Niemann||69||70||73||70||+2 (282)||F|
|59t||Chez Reavie||72||66||74||70||+2 (282)||F|
|59t||Abraham Ancer||69||71||71||71||+2 (282)||F|
|59t||Bernd Wiesberger||71||70||70||71||+2 (282)||F|
|59t||Matthias Schmid||74||65||71||72||+2 (282)||F|
|59t||Lee Westwood||71||67||72||72||+2 (282)||F|
|59t||Antoine Rozner||70||71||67||74||+2 (282)||F|
|67t||Brendan Steele||73||68||74||68||+3 (283)||F|
|67t||Richard Bland||70||70||73||70||+3 (283)||F|
|67t||Jack Senior||67||71||72||73||+3 (283)||F|
|67t||Sam Horsfield||70||70||69||74||+3 (283)||F|
|67t||Ryan Fox||68||68||71||76||+3 (283)||F|
|72||Padraig Harrington||72||68||73||71||+4 (284)||F|
|73||Kevin Kisner||70||69||78||68||+5 (285)||F|
|74t||Richard Mansell||72||69||76||69||+6 (286)||F|
|74t||Yuxin Lin||69||72||74||71||+6 (286)||F|
|76t||Poom Saksansin||73||68||76||71||+8 (288)||F|
|76t||Sam Burns||71||69||76||72||+8 (288)||F|
INDIANA STATE LITTLE LEAGUE SCHEDULE AT MUNSTER
Tuesday, July 20
Opening ceremonies, 11 a.m.
Game 1: Jasper vs. Concord, 2 p.m.
Game 2: Lebanon vs. Highland, 5 p.m.
Game 3: Broad Ripple vs. New Castle, 2 p.m.
Game 4: Wabash vs. Bedford, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21
Game 5: Brownsburg vs. Lebanon-Highland winner, 10 a.m.
Game 6: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 1 p.m.
Game 7: Silver Creek vs. Wabash-Bedford winner, 10 a.m.
Game 8: Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 1 p.m.
Thursday, July 22
Game 9: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 9, 10 a.m.
Game 10: Loser Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 1 p.m.
Game 11: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 7, 10 a.m.
Game 12: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 1 p.m.
Friday, July 23
Game 13: Loser Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 1 p.m.
Game 14: Loser Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12, 10 a.m.
Saturday, July 24
Pool A championship, 10 a.m.
Pool B championship, 1 p.m.
Sunday, July 25
Pool A champion vs. Pool B champion, Noon
State tournament champions
2020: No tournament
2019: Silver Creek
2018: New Albany
2017: New Albany
2016: Terre Haute North
2015: New Albany
2014: New Albany
2012: New Castle
2011: Golfmoor (Evansville)
2010: Terre Haute North
2009: Bartholomew County National
2008: Jeffersonville GRC American
2007: New Albany
2006: New Castle
2003: Brooklyn (Anderson)
1998: Terre Haute North
1996: Fort Wayne Times Corners American
1995: Crown Point
1994: Anderson Shadyside
1992: South Bend South East
1991: Fort Wayne Times Corners National
1990: Jeffersonville GRC American
1989: Jeffersonville GRC National
1985: Warren Township National
1981: Terre Haute North
1980: Center Grove
1979: Anderson Franklin
1978: Hammond Edison
1977: Franklin Township
1976: Jeffersonville GRC
1975: Anderson Highland
1974: East Chicago Club Ki-Yowga
1973: Fort Wayne Elmhurst
1972: Hammond Edison
1971: Gary Anderson
1970: Highland South
1968: Terre Haute American
1967: Terre Haute American
1966: Kokomo Northside
1965: Jeffersonville GRC
1964: Gary East Glenn Park
1963: Jeffersonville GRC
1962: Terre Haute American
1961: Terre Haute American
1960: Gary Anderson
1959: Indiana Harbor (East Chicago)
1958: Junedale (Gary)
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
- 1859 – At a racetrack on Long Island, about 1,500 fans become the first ever to pay to see a baseball game. The spectators spend fifty cents to watch New York defeat Brooklyn, 22-18.
- 1876 – First US intercollegiate track meet is held, in Saratoga, New York; Princeton wins.
- 1906 – Brooklyn Dodgers’ Mal Eason no-hits Saint Louis Cardinals, 2-0.
- 1912 – Philadelphia Phillies’ Sherry Magee steals home twice in one game.
- 1923 – New York Yankees hit into a triple-play but beat Philadelphia Athletics 9-2.
- 1938 – Finland is awarded 1940 Olympic games after Japan withdraws.
- 1941 – New York Yankees beat Detroit Tigers 12-6 in 17 innings.
- 1954 – Tennis champ Maureen Connolly’s right leg is crushed in an accident.
- 1956 – New York Yankees’ pitcher Whitey Ford ties American League record of six straight strike-outs.
- 1970 – Los Angeles Angels’ Bill Singer no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0.
- 1976 – Hank Aaron hits his last big league homer, his 755th and establishes the all-time major league record for career home runs.
- 1984 – Uwe Hohn of German Democratic Republic throws javelin a record 104.8 metres.
- 1987 – New York Yankees’ Don Mattingly ties first base majors fielding record (Hal Chase, 1906) with 22 put-outs.
- 2006 – At Coney Island, New York, a New York-Penn League game between the Oneonta Tigers and the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Tigers win by 6-1 after 26 innings, lasting 6 hours 40 minutes. This is the third longest game by innings in professional baseball history.
- 2010 – The New Jersey Devils and Russian left-winger Ilya Kovalchuk officially agree to a landmark 17-year, US$102-million contract, but the NHL rejects the deal a few hours later, saying it circumvents the $6 million per year salary cap by paying more in early years and less in later years.
Burnes back in All-Star form, Brewers beat Reds 8-0 to sweep
CINCINNATI (AP) Corbin Burnes returned to All-Star form, pitching sharply into the ninth inning and leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 8-0 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
The Brewers stretched their NL Central lead to seven games over second-place Cincinnati. The Reds won three of four at Milwaukee last weekend.
Burnes (5-4) dominated in his first outing since he was the losing pitcher for the National League in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, when he went two innings and gave up two runs, including a 468-foot homer by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Burnes struck out 12 while allowing five hits and a walk in 8 1/3 innings, and finished with a 2.16 ERA. He didn’t allow a runner past first base until Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out in the ninth on two singles and an error.
Reliever Angel Perdomo came on to strike out Eugenio Suarez and Kyle Farmer to preserve the shutout.
Christian Yelich hit a solo homer in the seventh and Willy Adames added a two-run shot in the ninth. Tyrone Taylor and Jackie Bradley Jr. each drove in two runs in a four-run fifth.
Sonny Gray (2-5), who has been on and off the injured list with strained muscles around his rib cage, got the start and did fine until the Brewers got busy in the fifth inning.
Taylor’s bases-loaded, two-out single brought home two runs and Bradley tripled in two more.
Kelly, Escobar lead Diamondbacks over Cubs 6-4
PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks have been a bad baseball team for a big chunk of this season and own the worst record in the majors to prove it.
The only exception – at least in recent weeks – is when Merrill Kelly takes the mound.
Kelly threw eight efficient innings, Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run homer and the Arizona Diamondbacks avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Kelly (6-7) needed just 75 pitches to navigate the Cubs’ lineup through eight innings and threw 59 strikes.
“It’s what I try to do,” Kelly said. “Get quick outs, be efficient. I’m not the 95, 98 mile per hour guy who punches everyone out.”
Kelly was helped by two spectacular catches by Kole Calhoun. The right fielder made a diving grab on Patrick Wisdom’s sinking line drive in the second inning and saved an extra-base hit in the third when he chased down Anthony Rizzo’s long drive into the right-field corner.
“He looks like Superman out there,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.
Kelly was pulled in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double to Kris Bryant and an RBI single to Javier Baez. The right-hander gave up four runs and six hits, struck out six and walked none while throwing 82 pitches.
The D-backs have won five of the past six games Kelly has started.
“It’s a belief in the game plan, it’s conviction with his pitches and trusting the guys around him,” Lovullo said. “It starts and stops with starting pitching each night. … He’s as good as we’ve got.”
Arizona was able to take advantage of a sloppy performance by Chicago’s pitchers with 11 walks. Joakim Soria earned his fourth save, one day after blowing a 2-1 lead by giving up three runs in the ninth.
Willson Contreras – who had the big two-run homer in the ninth off Soria on Saturday – struck out looking on a full-count breaking ball right down the middle to end Sunday’s game.
Christian Walker and Nick Ahmed both had two hits. Josh Rojas reached base five times, walking four times. Escobar’s homer was his 21st of the season and put the Diamondbacks ahead 6-2 in the eighth.
Cubs starter Zach Davies gave up two runs over 4 2/3 innings. He gave up six hits, walked four and struck out three. Manager David Ross said he was pleased his lineup continued to fight through nine innings but couldn’t overcome all the walks from his pitchers.
“The free passes are frustrating but other than that we’re playing pretty good baseball,” Ross said.
Arizona pushed ahead 4-2 with two runs in the seventh after Cubs pitcher Dan Winkler (1-2) loaded the bases with one out by walking Eduardo Escobar, hitting Walker with a pitch and walking Pavin Smith. Ahmed got an RBI when he hit a weak ground ball that scored Escobar. Walker scored when Rex Brothers threw a wild pitch.
Arizona led 2-0 after five innings but the Cubs tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth. Robinson Chirinos led off the inning with a ground rule double and Bryant drove him home with two outs by slicing a long double into the right-field corner. Javier Baez followed with a line drive single that scored Bryant.
Rodón dominates through 7, White Sox blank Astros 4-0
CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Rodon allowed one hit through seven dominant innings, Yoan Moncada and Tim Anderson hit solo homers and the Chicago White Sox topped the Houston Astros 4-0 on Sunday.
Danny Mendick and Adam Engel added RBI singles, and the White Sox stymied Astros hitters for the second straight game after losing their first five this season to Houston – and being outscored 34-9 in those contests. Chicago has won seven of eight to move to the top of the American League standings.
After Lucas Giolito tossed a three-hitter on Saturday for the White Sox, Rodon followed up with a statement of his own.
“We needed to take this series and prove that we’re just as good as them,” Rodon said. “It’s something we can build off of.
“I felt good coming into today,” he added. “I’m just trying to give the team some confidence out there and attack the hitters.”
Abraham Toro’s sharp single past Mendick at second in the third inning was the only hit off Rodon (8-3) and accounted for Houston’s only baserunner. The big left-hander struck out 10 in this meeting of division leaders.
“We all noticed from the first pitch to the first hitter, he was coming at it with his best stuff, very aggressive,” Chicago manager Tony La Russa said. “Impressive, amazing, much needed.”
Rodon, who tossed a no-hitter against Cleveland on April 14, was on the AL All-Star team but didn’t pitch in the game Tuesday in Denver. He seemed to have plenty of strength in this one, reaching velocities in the upper 90s before Michael Kopech relieved and pitched a perfect eighth.
Although honored to be there, Rodon said not pitching in the All-Star game was “part of the plan.”
“I needed that for my body and I think it will do it well over the second half,” he said.
Liam Hendriks finished with a 1-2-3 ninth to complete the combined one-hitter.
“It was a rather uneventful game for us,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said. “It was all Rodon.
“We’ve run into some real good pitching the last couple of days. It’s no secret they have one of the best pitching staffs and starting pitching in baseball.”
Framber Valdez (5-2) yielded four runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking two.
Mendick’s single with two outs in the second, the first hit of the game, drove in the first run.
Moncada’s solo shot in the fourth made it 2-0. It was his sixth homer and first since June 3.
Anderson homered into the visitors’ bullpen in right for the second straight game in the fifth. Engel drove in a run with a seventh-inning single.
Bader’s infield single lifts Cardinals past Giants 2-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) Harrison Bader put St. Louis ahead with a checked-swing single off the glove of Giants first basemen LaMonte Wade Jr. in the seventh inning, and the Cardinals went on to a 2-1 victory over San Francisco on Sunday.
The Cardinals won the season series, taking two out of three against the Giants in both series against them.
Matt Carpenter hooked a ground-rule double down the right-field line off former teammate John Brebbia (0-1) in the seventh. Jose Rondon was brought in to pinch-run, and he advanced to third on a flyout by Paul DeJong. With the infield in, Bader hit a grounder that deflected off Wade’s glove, scoring Rondon.
Bader is now 6 for 14 over his last five games.
DeJong opened the scoring in the third when he hit an 0-1 changeup into the left-field seats. The home run for DeJong was his third in his last five games.
That was the only damage Giants starter Johnny Cueto would allow. Cueto pitched five innings, allowing one run on two hits, walking one and striking out five. Cueto bounced back after allowing four runs and nine hits in his last start against St. Louis, a 6-5 loss in San Francisco.
The Giants tied the game in the top of the fourth when Darin Ruf hit a curveball over the left-field wall against Cardinals starter Wade LeBlanc for his 10th home run of the season. It was Ruf’s second homer in his last four games against the Cardinals.
That was all the scoring the Giants could muster. St. Louis relievers Ryan Helsley, Genesis Cabrera (2-3), Giovanny Gallegos and Alex Reyes threw four scoreless innings. Reyes got the final three outs for his 22nd save in 22 chances.
LeBlanc threw five-plus innings, allowing five hits, walking one and striking out three.
The Giants left the bases loaded in the first and sixth innings.
Conforto HR in 9th, Mets overcome early gaffe to top Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to complete a huge comeback and the New York Mets overcame an embarrassing gaffe by All-Star pitcher Taijuan Walker to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6 Sunday.
Trailing 6-0 in the first inning, the Mets rallied to salvage a rugged weekend at PNC Park. The NL East leaders lost stars Jacob deGrom and Francisco Lindor to injuries, then dropped Saturday night’s game when closer Edwin Diaz gave up a two-out grand slam in the ninth that capped Pittsburgh’s six-run comeback.
Conforto connected off closer Richard Rodriguez (4-2), who blew his third save in 16 opportunities. Dominic Smith led off the ninth with a single and Conforto followed with his fourth homer.
The Mets lost four of seven to Pittsburgh in a pair of series surrounding the All-Star break.
Walker, who pitched in the All-Star Game on Tuesday night, hurt himself with a huge misplay in the first inning that led to an argument and the ejection of Mets manager Luis Rojas.
Bryan Reynolds hit an RBI single and John Nogowski doubled for a quick 3-0 lead, and two walks loaded the bases with one out.
Kevin Newman hit a dribbler down the third base line and the ball started out in foul territory, but then began spinning back toward the line.
Walker swooped in and swatted at the ball, trying to make contact while it was still in foul ground. But TV replays showed the ball was touching the chalk when Walker hit it, and plate umpire Jeremy Riggs correctly called it a fair ball.
Walker turned to argue the call as the ball rolled toward the Pirates dugout, and no Mets reacted to retrieve it. The three Pittsburgh runners took off and kept running, and all came around to score.
Walker said he tried to swat the ball into the dugout.
“Obviously, I thought it was foul,” Walker said. “It was so close. … I thought I flipped it in the dugout. I didn’t even realize it was still in play. It was just one of those plays that just happen. Crazy play.”
Walker was charged with an error on the play, while Newman was credited with a single and one RBI.
Rojas immediately ran out to argue the call and was ejected. He said he wanted the umpires to conference to make sure the correct call was made, even though the play was not reviewable.
“I didn’t wake up this morning to get thrown out in the bottom of the first inning,” he said.
Walker said Rojas’ passionate defense helped the team get back into the game after a lackluster start.
“He was fired up for, sure, and I think that got the whole team fired up, to have our backs,” Walker said.
After walking pitcher JT Brubaker, Walker was pulled from the game. He allowed six runs on four hit and four walks while recording just one out.
The Mets began to rally with Smith’s RBI single in the third. In the fourth, pinch-hitter Travis Blankenhorn hit his first major league homer, a three-run shot to the riverwalk beyond right-center field to make it 6-4.
Jeff McNeil scored on right fielder Gregory Polanco’s throwing error in the sixth to bring the Mets to within a run.
Jeurys Familia (5-1) pitched two innings. Trevor May worked around a leadoff walk in the ninth for his second save.
CONFORTO COMING AROUND?
Conforto’s home run gave him three extra-base hits in three games since the All-Star break. He had just two in 19 games after returning from a hamstring injury in late June, while his slugging percentage fell to .277. Conforto slugged .515 with nine home runs and 12 doubles in 2020.
“He’s one of the guys that we’re waiting to catch fire, because he can help our offense,” Rojas said.
Torres, Odor homer to back Taillon as Yanks beat Red Sox 9-1
NEW YORK (AP) Ryan LaMarre, Greg Allen and Trey Amburgey.
That was the New York Yankees’ starting outfield Sunday night for a critical game against rival Boston.
Not exactly the Bronx Bombers of Mantle, Maris and Berra. But not to be taken lightly, either.
Gleyber Torres, Rougned Odor and LaMarre homered to back another strong start from Jameson Taillon as the depleted Yankees pulled away for a 9-1 victory over the scuffling Red Sox.
Playing without All-Star slugger Aaron Judge and five of his teammates who also tested positive for COVID-19 recently, the Yankees took their second straight from Boston after dropping the first seven meetings this year.
“It would have been easy for us to roll over after everything that’s happened,” Taillon said.
Taillon (5-4) pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in his 100th major league start, improving to 4-0 in his past five outings. Chad Green escaped a jam in the sixth to protect a three-run cushion.
New York won two of three in a series originally set for four games before Thursday’s scheduled opener was postponed for testing and contact tracing.
Boston, which has lost six of eight overall, left town with a half-game lead in the AL East over Tampa Bay, and seven in front of the fourth-place Yankees.
“We haven’t hit,” manager Alex Cora said. “We’ve been chasing pitches.”
DJ LeMahieu extended his on-base streak to 30 games, longest in the big leagues this season, with a single that set up a third-inning run for New York.
LaMarre, just called up from the minors, added a two-run homer in the eighth – his first with the Yankees and first in the majors since September 2019.
New York’s no-name outfield began the night with 12 career home runs – fewest for a Yankees starting trio since June 10, 1991.
“It’s kind of weird not seeing certain guys’ faces around here, but we have a good environment in there,” Taillon said.
Torres hit his fifth homer on an 0-2 pitch from Martin Perez (7-6) leading off the second. Torres also homered his last time up Saturday night in a 3-1 victory that was called after six innings because of heavy rain. That gave him long balls in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game streak in June 2019.
Odor reached on a bunt single leading off the fifth and scored on Allen’s sacrifice fly. He added a two-run homer to make it 5-0 in a four-run seventh that featured five walks, including three in a row – two with the bases loaded.
“I think we’re OK,” Perez said. “We’re one of the best teams in the big leagues.”
Blue Jays shut out Rangers in both ends of doubleheader
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a first-inning grand slam, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 31st homer of the season, and George Springer and Randal Grichuk also went deep for Toronto as the Blue Jays cruised to a 10-0 win over the Texas Rangers and a sweep of their doubleheader on Sunday.
Steven Matz and two relievers combined for a three-hitter, and Toronto swept a doubleheader with two shutouts for the first time in team history. In the first game, Hyun Jin Ryu threw a three-hitter for his third career shutout and Danny Jansen hit a home run as Toronto won 5-0.
“The only way you can get winning steaks is if your starters give you a chance,” Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo said. “Ryu and Matz were outstanding, Of course, we swung the bats, but it’s all about pitching and the starters were outstanding.”
It was the first time the Rangers were shut out twice in a day since the team moved to Texas. On May 23, 1971, the Washington Senators were swept at Detroit by 5-0 and 11-0 scores.
Gurriel’s homer, his 11th of the season, capped a six-run first inning. With two out in the second, Guerrero and Springer went deep on consecutive pitches, and after a walk to Teoscar Hernandez, Grichuk hit his 18th home run.
Rangers starter Mike Foltyniewicz (2-9) allowed all 10 runs on eight hits in 1 2/3 innings. The ensuing trio of Rangers relievers – Taylor Hearn, Demarcus Evans, and Spencer Patton – set down 13 of 14 batters. Texas has now lost five in a row and nine of its last 12.
“I expect more from our ballclub,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “We’re not a juggernaut offense. We have to put some more pressure on guys. We gave up 10 homers in 20 innings, and that’s not going to get it done.”
Springer, who signed a six-year, $150 million deal with the Blue Jays last winter, was seen dancing in the dugout during the second game. He described how much fun he’s having while playing with a young Blue Jays team laden with talent.
“This is already a hard enough game. The more you dwell on stuff, the harder it gets,” Springer said. “It’s fun to watch Vladdy, to watch Lourdes, the stuff everybody does. At the end of the day, it’s a game. You have to go out there and attempt to have fun every single day.”
Matz (8-4) allowed three hits in five innings. Rafael Dolis and Tayler Saucedo worked an inning apiece.
Ryu (9-5) went the full seven innings in the first game, striking out four and walking one in his first shutout since May 7, 2019 with the Los Angeles Dodgers against Atlanta.
“During the bullpen sessions I had before the All-Star break, I talked with (pitching coach) Pete (Walker) and we discussed how my arm slot and release point had been dropping a bit,” Ryu said through a translator. “Today I was able to get on top again and that resulted in the changeup and the rest of my pitches to be a little faster than normal.”
The Blue Jays took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on an RBI groundout by Marcus Semien and a run-scoring single by Bo Bichette. Jansen led off the fifth inning with his fifth homer and Grichuk added a sixth-inning sacrifice fly to provide insurance.
Kolby Allard (2-6) allowed five runs, seven hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings for Texas.
Ryu escaped trouble in the second inning with the game still scoreless. He allowed a leadoff triple to Joey Gallo but struck out John Hicks and induced a soft infield popout by Eli White before fanning David Dahl to end the threat.
“We have to find a way to score there,” Woodward said. “In a seven-inning game, it’s too important.”
The first game took 1 hour, 48 minutes, the shortest game this season in the major leagues. Detroit and the Chicago White Sox played a doubleheader opener in 1:50 on April 29.
The Blue Jays and Rangers played the second game in 1:51.
Yankees, MLB issue lifetime ban to fan who hit Verdugo with ball
The New York Yankees and Major League Baseball have banned a fan for life from Yankee Stadium and all 29 other ballparks after he threw a ball that hit Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo during Saturday’s game, a team spokesperson said, according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com.
“While the Yankees appreciate the spirit and passion of our fans in our various rivalries – especially with the Red Sox – reckless, disorderly and dangerous behavior that puts the safety of players, field staff or fellow fans in jeopardy will not be tolerated,” the Yankees said in a statement. “There is absolutely no place for it at Yankee Stadium. The safety of everyone at Yankee Stadium, including guests in the stands and players on the field, will always be the top priority for the Yankees organization every time we open our doors.”
The incident occurred shortly before the game was called off due to heavy rainfall. Verdugo initially threw the ball into the stands to a young Red Sox fan, but it was caught by the person who eventually threw it back and hit the outfielder in the back.
The fan was not arrested but was escorted from the ballpark, Kuty notes.
Quick turnaround: Pirates sign top overall pick Henry Davis
PITTSBURGH (AP) Henry Davis loved his time at Louisville. It’s what helped make the hard-hitting catcher the first overall pick in the amateur draft.
Still, he was eager to move on. So rather than mess around negotiating with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Davis practically sprinted to the bargaining table to get something done, signing with Pittsburgh on Sunday just a week after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred called his name.
“Getting signed right away, it’s important to me,” Davis said at PNC Park. “I want to get playing. There’s no time to waste really. Making the most of it, getting right to work, I’m pretty happy about how it went.”
Davis agreed to a signing bonus of $6.5 million, nearly $2 million below the slot value of $8.4 million. The deal frees Pittsburgh up to spend money on some of its other 20 picks as the team stockpiles talent as part of a top-to-bottom reset under general manager Ben Cherington.
After meeting with Davis before the draft, Cherington felt optimistic the 21-year-old would do what he could to speed up negotiations.
“As Henry said, we’re excited but probably not surprised that we could get in here and get it done this quickly,” Cherington said. “We know Henry wants to get out and get after it.”
Davis had a quick tour of Pittsburgh on Saturday, including a stop at the Roberto Clemente Museum a short distance from PNC Park. He stuck around for the team’s comeback 9-7 win over the New York Mets, a victory capped off by catcher Jacob Stallings’ walk-off grand slam.
Davis, who hit 15 home runs in 50 games for the Cardinals in 2021, is impressed with one of the most well-liked parks in the majors. Yet it’s the consistent message he received from Cherington, manager Derek Shelton and other staff that sold him on the idea of landing in Pittsburgh.
“The ballpark was great but everybody here had the same attitude, working towards winning,” Davis said. “Talking with them, that’s what really made me want to be a Pirate.”
It will take time, however, before Davis gets an opportunity to head to PNC Park for work on a regular basis. He will report to the franchise’s training headquarters in Bradenton, Florida, where he will play in the Florida Complex League.
Cherington did not rule out the possibility of Davis getting promoted to a higher classification by the end of the summer.
“We’re interested in challenging players and we want players that can be challenged,” Cherington said. “If we feel like there’s an opportunity to challenge a player, including Henry and anyone else, we’ll look for that opportunity. We want guys to be not overwhelmed but challenged and there’s certainly playing time this summer and the rest of the season to see how it goes.”
Davis wasn’t bashful when asked if he set any specific goals to achieve over the next two months.
“One … is just to be the best leader I can be and help my teammates any way I can once I get down to Bradenton,” Davis said. “Help guys get better. When we work together, it’s best for everybody.”
Davis met a few of the team’s other college-age draft picks and had a brief exchange with All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier when the two were in Denver for the All-Star Game last week. Frazier is likely on his way out of town with the trade deadline looming at the end of the month.
Davis’ journey is just beginning.
INDIANS BASEBALL: Grand Slam Caps Eight-Run Rout for Indy
INDIANAPOLIS – Bligh Madris capped off an eight-run Indianapolis Indians sixth inning with his second career grand slam on Sunday afternoon to beat the Omaha Storm Chasers, 12-5.
Facing a 5-3 deficit through five, the Indians offense opened up in the bottom of the sixth to take a lead, and then some, against the Triple-A East Midwest Division leaders. The first 10 batters of the frame reached base safely on five hits, four walks and a fielders choice. Chris Sharpe kicked off the scoring with an RBI double, and Joe Hudson followed with a single to give the Indians a 6-5 lead.
With just one out as the ninth batter to come to the plate, Bligh Madris hit a fly ball just over the left-field fence for his first grand slam since Aug. 8, 2018 vs. High-A Clearwater. It was the second of his career and second for the Indians this season, following Hunter Owen on June 19 vs. Memphis.
Omaha (40-24) opened up the back-and-forth scoring contest with two runs in the top of the first inning following back-to-back leadoff walks. The lead didn’t last long, however, and a pop up lost in the sun by shortstop Lucius Fox plated a pair of Indians runs in the second inning to tie the game.
With a 1-2 count and two outs in the third inning, Kyle Isbel homered off Mitch Keller to cap off a three-run inning by the Storm Chasers and take a 5-2 lead. The Indians cut into the lead with one run in the bottom half.
Indianapolis (32-32) doubled its hit total with four base-knocks off Grant Gavin (L, 3-1), in the bottom of the sixth inning. He recorded just one out and was charged with five of the eight runs.
Braeden Ogle (W, 2-2) pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win and combined with Matt Eckelman, Tanner Anderson and Shea Spitzbarth for a shutout bullpen effort to end the game.
The Indians continue their 12-game homestand on Tuesday night as the Toledo Mud Hens return to Victory Field. Following that first series from May 11-16, the Indians have a 5-1 lead over the Mud Hens this season. Neither team has named starters for the upcoming week.
Varnado hospitalized for tests
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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi State center Jarvis Varnado was in the hospital and undergoing tests after falling ill during a workout Monday. Varnado felt nauseous and was first taken to a local hospital in Starkville before being moved to the Northeast Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Tupelo for tests. Though the illness is not considered serious, spokesman Gregg Ellis said the school is taking “every precautionary measure” with the Southeastern Conference tournament MVP. “It’s nothing serious,” Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said late Monday night as he left the medical center — the same hospital Stansbury was in last season when he had a virus. “He had a little breathing difficulty and got dizzy and that’s why he went to the hospital. They’re going to keep him overnight for observation but there’s no reason why he won’t be released tomorrow [Tuesday]. There’s absolutely nothing that they saw wrong.” Ellis said doctors are checking for everything from a bad diet to exhaustion. Varnado is one of this year’s premier returning seniors after two years as the nation’s leading shot blocker. The 6-foot-9 Brownsville, Tenn., native had 170 blocks last season and 327 in the last two. He needs 141 to tie the NCAA career mark. He also led the Bulldogs with 12.9 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. He briefly entered his name in the NBA draft last spring before deciding to return to school. He also was a member of the U.S. team that finished third in the World University Games over the summer.
Flawless finish: Morikawa wins British Open for 2nd major
SANDWICH, England (AP) Collin Morikawa gazed adoringly at the claret jug, thrust it into the air and then gave it a kiss, a two-time major champion at age 24.
This time there were people to cheer him.
The American closed with a bogey-free, 4-under 66 and won the British Open in his debut Sunday, becoming the first player to capture two different majors on the first attempt.
His victory 11 months ago on his PGA Championship debut came in the first major with no spectators amid the pandemic.
So it was a very different scenario for Morikawa, a mature-beyond-his-years Californian, as he made one of the greatest walks in golf down the 18th fairway at Royal St. George’s, first to applause and then to a standing ovation.
After tapping in for par to win by two shots over Jordan Spieth, he gave a fist pump before applauding the spectators in the huge grandstand around the 18th green, part of a crowd of 32,000 people that made for the biggest gallery in golf since before the coronavirus pandemic.
“I am obviously very biased being from the U.S., but I’m seeing some of the best crowds I have ever seen out here,” Morikawa said in his victory speech on No. 18.
“Those are the moments, the few seconds that you embrace so much,” he added. “You look around, every seat is packed, everywhere is packed with people.”
They got to witness a player making a historic start to his major championship career.
Morikawa is halfway to the career Grand Slam after eight starts and the first player since Bobby Jones in 1926 to win two majors in so few appearances. He follows Gene Sarazen, Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Spieth in winning multiple majors before turning 25.
His total of 15-under 265 was a 72-hole record in 15 British Opens at Royal St. George’s.
“When you make history,” he said, “it’s hard to grasp, it’s hard to really take it in. … At 24 years old, it’s so hard to look back at the two short years that I have been a pro and see what I’ve done because I want more.”
He did it with style amid immaculate weather on the links off Sandwich Bay, flushing shots with his irons and getting up-and-down on the rare occasions he found trouble. He called his putting display one of the best of his short career, turning a statistical weakness into a strength.
Starting the final round one shot behind Louis Oosthuizen, Morikawa was tied for the lead after four holes and then made three straight birdies on Nos. 7-9 to overtake the South African, who hadn’t trailed since the 12th hole of his second round.
Morikawa made key par saves – pumping his fist both times – at Nos. 10 and 15, between which he rolled a birdie putt up and over a ridge and into the cup on the 14th to build a two-stroke lead he never lost. Spieth parred his final four holes and also shot 66.
By making par at the last after another perfect drive, Morikawa played his final 31 holes without a bogey on a course that has confounded many great players because of its quirky bounces and undulating fairways.
All the more remarkable was that this was his first major test on a seaside links. Morikawa had little experience with this style of golf before playing the Scottish Open last week at The Renaissance Club, which is not a traditional links but featured the kind of tight lies and rolling terrain that prepared him for it. He even had three new irons in his bag this week.
He completed a feat achieved by Ben Curtis on the same course in 2003, winning golf’s oldest championship in his links debut.
For Oosthuizen, who was seeking a wire-to-wire win and a second claret jug – he had a runaway victory at St. Andrews in 2010 – it was another near miss in a career full of them. He was runner-up this year at the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open, two of his six second-place finishes at majors.
This time Oosthuizen tied for third with U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm (66) after closing with a 71 – his first round not in the 60s this week. He never recovered from losing his lead with an ugly bogey on the par-5 seventh hole. He caught way too much ball out of the greenside bunker with his third shot, which bounced onto the putting surface and landed in a bunker on the other side.
Morikawa made a routine birdie on the hole to move two ahead of Oosthuizen. Spieth had made eagle at No. 7 a few minutes earlier.
“Well I do know one thing, the fans at the Open are second (or third) to none,” Oosthuizen said on Twitter, having declined to talk to reporters. “Thank you for the incredible support this week, and congrats to Collin Morikawa who played with class and grit today.”
Spieth had his closest call in a major since winning the British Open in 2017 at Royal Birkdale. Missing an 8-foot par putt at No. 4 and hitting his tee shot into a bunker at No. 6 led to dropped shots. He made up for those with his eagle and played the final 10 holes in 4 under.
“I did everything I could in the past few hours to win this championship,” Spieth said.
It was his bogey-bogey finish on Saturday – he missed a 2-foot par putt on the 18th – that Spieth mostly regretted.
“Had I finished par-par, I’d have been in the final group,” he said. “And if you’re in the final group, you feel like you have control.”
Padres, Nats recall harrowing scene after shots outside park
(AP) — When the gunshots started to echo all around Nationals Park, San Diego Padres star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. quickly thought about the team’s family members and friends in the seats.
Tatis bolted from the bench down the left field line Saturday night, helped open a gate to the stands and began ushering a group back to the dugout to shelter.
“Our family, loved ones, little kids. Feel like somebody needed to go get them,” Tatis said Sunday. “I feel like the safest place was the clubhouse and we were trying to get our families into a safe place.”
The top half of the sixth inning in the game between the Padres and Washington Nationals had just ended in front of about 33,000 fans when several shots were heard from an incident that occurred on South Capitol Street, just outside the third-base side of the stadium.
But in the moment, no one knew whether the rapid series of shots was coming from inside the ballpark or beyond.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler was on his way to see plate umpire Jordan Baker about a pitching change in a game San Diego led 8-4 and was suspended at that point.
“He’s like, `Did you hear that?'” Tingler recalled Baker saying. “I’m like, `yeah, I think so’ and it kind of registered what it possibly could have been and obviously it was just a nightmare.”
A chaotic scene quickly developed. As the Padres cleared the field, some fans rushed to leave the stadium while others ducked and tried to hide, looking for cover.
“Everybody running. It was crazy. You couldn’t figure out what was going on. If it was one or two people,” Tatis said. “I was just trying to get to the safest place and get our families.”
Tatis and teammates Manny Machado and Wil Myers drew praise for helping guide – and even carry – fans out of harm’s way.
“The situation changed immediately,” Tatis said. “There’s no longer players, fans. I feel like everybody’s just people, human beings trying to be secure.”
The game was halted then and completed on Sunday, with the Padres finishing off a 10-4 win. The teams were then set to play the regularly scheduled game.
The shooting, an exchange of gunfire between people in two cars, left three people injured, according to Ashan Benedict, the Metropolitan Police Department’s executive assistant police chief. One of the people who was shot was a woman who was attending the game and who was struck while she was outside the stadium, he said Saturday night. Her injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.
Two people who were in one of the cars later walked into a local hospital with gunshot wounds and were being questioned by investigators, Benedict said, and the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately clear. Investigators were still trying to locate the second vehicle involved in the shooting.
As the shots rang out, Nationals manager Davey Martinez was making sure his players were safe.
“Then I started worrying about their families and trying to do the best I could to get them down to the players,” Martinez said. “And I started worrying about the fans as well.”
Seeing the reaction on the third base side of the stadium, fans on the first base side began fleeing their seats as well. Some of them went down to the field.
“There was a bunch of fans, they were in our dugout and I wanted to get them safe as well,” Martinez said. “We got them in through the tunnel and got them in safely and tried to keep them safe. For me it was just about protecting our people and doing the best I can to stay calm.”
Like Tingler, Martinez got emotional recounting the previous night’s events.
Minutes after the shots were heard, a message appeared on the Nationals Park scoreboard saying that the incident was outside the park and fans should remain inside. About 10 minutes later, fans were instructed to leave by the center- and right-field gates.
“We started to get word that everything happened right outside the stadium,” Tingler said. “That’s when we started to feel a little bit better. You never feel great.”
Coco Gauff to miss Olympics after testing positive for virus
(AP) — U.S. tennis player Coco Gauff has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing her to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics.
“I am so disappointed to share the news that I have tested positive for COVID and won’t be able to play in the Olympic Games in Tokyo,” Gauff tweeted on Sunday.
“It has always been a dream of mine to represent the USA at the Olympics, and I hope there will be many more chances for me to make this come true in the future.”
The 17-year-old lost to Angelique Kerber 6-4, 6-4 on Centre Court in the fourth round at Wimbledon earlier this month. It was the second time she had lost at that stage after her breakthrough run at the All England Club in 2019..
Gauff is No. 25 in the WTA rankings.
“We were saddened to learn that Coco Gauff has tested positive for COVID-19 and will therefore be unable to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games,” the U.S. Tennis Association said in a statement.
“We wish her the best as she deals with this unfortunate situation and hope to see her back on the courts very soon. We know Coco will join all of us in rooting on the other Team USA members who will be traveling to Japan and competing in the coming days.”
The Olympics start on Friday in Tokyo and run until Aug. 8.
Wimbledon runner-up Berrettini withdraws from Olympics
ROME (AP) Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini announced his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday due to a thigh injury sustained at the grass-court tournament.
The 25-year-old Italian said on Instagram that he had an MRI scan the day before and “was informed I will not be able to compete for a couple of weeks.”
Berrettini lost the Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic. He put together an 11-match winning run to reach his first Grand Slam final.
“Representing Italy is the biggest honor for me so it is devastating to miss the Olympics,” Berrettini wrote. “I wish the entire Italian team the best of luck in Tokyo. I will be supporting you all the way.”
Zero risk? Virus cases test Olympic organizers’ assurances
TOKYO (AP) Two South African soccer players became the first athletes inside the Olympic Village to test positive for COVID-19, and other cases connected to the Tokyo Games were also confirmed Sunday, highlighting the herculean task organizers face to keep the virus contained while the world’s biggest sports event plays out.
The positive tests came as some of the 11,000 athletes and thousands more team officials expected from across the globe began arriving, having traveled through a pandemic to get to Tokyo.
They’ll all now live in close quarters in the Olympic Village on Tokyo Bay over the next three weeks.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said last week there was “zero” risk of athletes passing on the virus to Japanese or other residents of the village. But that bold statement was already being tested.
The Olympics, which were postponed for a year because of the pandemic, are set to officially open on Friday and run until Aug. 8.
The two soccer players and a team video analyst who also tested positive had been moved to “the Tokyo 2020 isolation facility,” the South African Olympic committee said. The rest of the squad members and officials had also been quarantined.
Those positive tests further stoked local fears, with the South African team scheduled to play against host nation Japan in its first game on Thursday.
There has already been consistent opposition from the Japanese public to holding the Olympics during the pandemic, with fears that it could become a super-spreader event and cause a spike in infections among Japanese people.
Bach and the IOC have insisted it will be safe and have forged ahead against most medical advice. The IOC says it sees the Games as a chance to foster international solidarity during difficult times, but the IOC would also lose billions of dollars in broadcast rights if the Games were to be canceled completely.
Also Sunday, Team South Africa confirmed the coach of its rugby sevens team also tested positive at a pre-Olympics training camp in the southern Japanese city of Kagoshima. He was also in isolation there and would miss the entire rugby competition, the team said.
And there were other Olympics-related positive tests. Olympic organizers said that another athlete had tested positive, although they were not residing in the Olympic Village. The athlete was not named and only identified as “non-Japanese.”
The first International Olympic Committee official was reported as positive. He recorded a positive test on Saturday when arriving at a Tokyo airport. The IOC confirmed the test and identified him as IOC member Ryu Seung-min of South Korea. He was reportedly being held in isolation, too.
Former distance runner and world championship bronze medalist Tegla Loroupe, the chief of mission of the IOC’s Refugee Olympic Team, tested positive for COVID-19 before the team was to depart its Doha, Qatar, training base for Tokyo, two people with knowledge of her condition told the AP. The team delayed its arrival in Tokyo while Loroupe is expected to stay behind, according to the two people, who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to reveal medical information.
Organizers say that 55 people linked to the Olympics in Japan have reported positive tests since July 1, but that figure does not include athletes or others who may have arrived for training camps but are not yet under the “jurisdiction” of the organizing committee.
Tokyo reported 1,008 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the 29th straight day that cases were higher than seven days previously. It was also the fifth straight day with more than 1,000 cases. The Olympics will open under a state of emergency in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.
No fans, Japanese or foreign, will be allowed at any of the Olympic sports in Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures. A few outlying venues may allow a small number of local fans, but it has effectively become a TV-only event.
About 200 protesters gathered Sunday outside Shinjuku station in central Tokyo, waving signs that read “No Olympics.” It was the latest in a series of small protests against the Games in the last few months.
“This is ignoring human rights and our right to life,” protester Karoi Todo told the AP. “Infections are increasing. To do the Olympics is unforgivable.”
Japanese and IOC organizers hope stringent testing protocols, where athletes, team officials and others are tested daily, will mitigate the risks posed by the thousands of foreigners arriving at once. Visiting athletes, officials and media will be in a “soft quarantine” situation and restricted to the Olympic venues, the village and designated hotels, and will be kept away from the Japanese general public. The IOC also says more than 80% of the athletes set to compete in Tokyo will be vaccinated against COVID-19.
But, despite the assurances, the positive tests five days out from the opening ceremony showed the regulations aren’t – and can’t be – foolproof.
The South African team’s chief medical officer said every member of the team had two negative tests before traveling to Japan “as per Tokyo 2020 requirements.” They also tested negative on arrival in Tokyo, Dr. Phatho Zondi said.
“Team (South Africa) officials and management have followed all relevant Olympic Playbook rules, protocols and procedures throughout the pre-Games and Games arrival routines,” the South African Olympic committee said.
Coach Neil Powell and the entire South Africa rugby squad were held at a quarantine facility after arriving in Japan because of a positive COVID test on their flight, Team South Africa said. They were cleared to leave, only for Powell to test positive a few days later.
Powell had been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in South Africa on May 24, team spokesman JJ Harmse told the AP.
South African Olympic and soccer officials didn’t immediately confirm whether the two soccer players and official who tested positive had been vaccinated, although South Africa’s Olympic committee said in May it would offer all its Olympic athletes the J&J vaccine.
The Olympics were effectively over before they began for the two soccer players and Powell as they would have to remain in quarantine for 14 days under Japanese regulations.
The only way the soccer players might be able to play is if their team made the semifinals. Powell would definitely miss the entire rugby competition and his Olympic experience will involve being kept in isolation in a room for two weeks before flying back home.
Canadiens’ Price left unprotected for Kraken expansion draft
(AP) — After backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final, Carey Price has been left unprotected for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft.
Price could become the face of the NHL’s 32nd franchise if general manager Ron Francis and his staff decide to take on one of the biggest contracts in hockey. He agreed to waive a clause in his contract to be exposed so Montreal could protect cheaper backup Jake Allen, but his goaltending ability, off-ice marketability and ties to the Pacific Northwest could make Price an attractive option even with a salary cap hit of $10.5 million for five more years.
The 2015 MVP and Vezina Trophy winner is the biggest star left unprotected for the Kraken to select, but there’s plenty of other talent available.
St. Louis winger Vladimir Tarasenko is an option two years removed from hoisting the Stanley Cup after asking the Blues for a trade. Calgary exposed captain and 2019 Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Mark Giordano. And Carolina surprisingly made forward Nino Niederreiter available.
The league released the protected lists of all 30 teams eligible for the expansion draft Sunday morning. Seattle will pick one player from everyone except Vegas – which just went through this process in 2017 – and announce those selections at the expansion draft Wednesday night.
Price is the most intriguing possible for Seattle, and the location likely helped convince the soon-to-be 34-year-old to waive his no-movement clause to be exposed. He played for the Western Hockey League’s Tri-Cities Americans a few hours drive away, and his wife, Angela, is from Kennewick, Washington.
That could make Price a natural cornerstone for the Kraken to build around like the Golden Knights did with goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, who was fresh off winning the Cup with Pittsburgh. Price and the Canadiens lost to Tampa Bay in five games in the final.
The back-to-back champion Lightning have easily the deepest pool of available players. Top-line winger Ondrej Palat, longtime forward Alex Killorn, third-line center Yanni Gourde and young defenseman Cal Foote are all exposed. Squeezed by the cap that’s remaining flat at $81.5 million, they could also work out a side deal with the Kraken to take Spokane native Tyler Johnson and his $5 million price tag for three more seasons.
Seattle has all the leverage and the benefit of cap space.
“The one thing that we think is extremely, extremely valuable in this environment is cap space,” Francis said Saturday. “We’ve got $81.5 million of cap space to play with, so that’s certainly something that we want to make sure we try and take advantage of moving forward.”
Seattle has certain minimums it must meet in the expansion draft, including selecting at least 20 players under contract for next season with salaries totaling at least $48 million. The Kraken must pick at least 14 forwards, nine defensemen and three goaltenders.
There’s no shortage of options.
Beyond Price, Dallas’ Ben Bishop, Florida’s Chris Driedger and Washington’s Vitek Vanecek are among the available goalies. Driedger is a pending free agent, but the Kraken have an exclusive negotiating window until Wednesday to sign him and others to a new contract.
Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog, Toronto’s Alex Kerfoot and newly acquired Jared McCann, Pittsburgh’s Jason Zucker and Philadelphia’s James van Riemsdyk join the Lightning trio, Niederreiter and Tarasenko as the most productive forwards available.
Tarasenko’s Blues teammate Vince Dunn, New Jersey’s personable P.K. Subban and Washington’s Justin Schultz are among the unprotected defensemen – a position not quite as deep in high-end talent. That’s by design.
“Teams knew we were coming, and they’ve had four years to prepare,” Francis said.
Out for a ride: Tadej Pogacar wins 2nd straight Tour title
(AP) — Tadej Pogacar took the yellow jersey to Paris to win his second straight Tour de France on Sunday after a grueling three-week odyssey that at times he made look like a recreational ride.
Pogacar’s repeat success at cycling’s biggest event was a tale of total dominance, prompting one question: At age 22, how many more Tours can the Slovenian win?
Pogacar won his first title last September when he became the Tour’s youngest champion in 116 years. He is now the youngest double winner of the race.
In sharp contrast to last year – when as a rookie he had to wait until the penultimate stage to seize the overall lead – Pogacar has been untouchable in this race.
His team was better equipped and better prepared, and Pogacar assumed the favorite’s mantle with the ease of a seasoned veteran. His supremacy was such that, in addition to his overall win, he also claimed the King of the Mountains and best young rider jerseys.
The UAE Team Emirates leader successfully defended his huge lead of 5 minutes, 20 seconds over second-place Jonas Vingegaard in the mostly ceremonial final stage to the Champs-Elysees on Sunday. Richard Carapaz finished third overall, 7:03 off the pace.
Vingegaard and Carapaz were the only riders to finish within 10 minutes of the two-time champion.
“I did my best, maximum, like I always do, and that was enough,” Pogacar said.
Wout van Aert won the 21st stage in a mass sprint. That prevented Mark Cavendish from beating Belgian great Eddy Merckx’s record of 34 stage wins which the British sprinter equaled earlier in the race.
The mostly flat 108-kilometer (67-mile) leg began in Chatou just outside Paris and concluded with eight laps up and down the famed avenue.
Pogacar and his teammates rode together at the front of the pack as they reached the Champs-Elysees, and the Slovenia champion raised his fist in the air in celebration.
Pogacar’s gesture acted as a signal for those fighting for a prestigious stage win as the first accelerations took place. But the attackers’ efforts did not pay off and the stage ended in a mass sprint.
Cavendish, who consoled himself with the best sprinter’s green jersey, banged his handlebar in frustration after van Aert edged Jasper Philipsen to the line. Cavendish was third.
Van Aert, a 26-year-old versatile Belgian with exceptional skills on all terrains, became the first competitor since 1979 to win a sprint, a mountain stage and an individual time trial in the same edition of the Tour.
As for Pogacar, the only crack in his armor came in the Mont Ventoux stage in the second week, when he was briefly dropped by Vingegaard during the second ascent of the iconic mountain. But Pogacar showed calm and composure that day to catch his rival and remained unscathed.
Apart from that scare, Pogacar’s ride was flawless and merciless.
Following his stunning display in the first time trial, he was in a class of his own in the Alps and seized the race lead with a vintage long-distance attack in atrocious weather. He then wrapped up the demolition work in the Pyrenees with two prestigious stage wins to become only the fourth rider in Tour history to win consecutive summit finishes at cycling’s biggest race.
Even Merckx, the five-time Tour champion widely regarded as the greatest-ever winner, was impressed.
“I see in him the new `Cannibal,'” said Merckx, who earned that nickname for his ruthless will to win. “He can certainly win the Tour de France more than five times.”
Pogacar has won praise for his attacking mentality and his ambition to deliver in all types of races. This season, he linked up his first Tour triumph with victories at the UAE Tour, Tirenno-Adriatico and the prestigious one-day classic Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
But as always at the Tour de France when a competitor outclasses the field, Pogacar’s dominant ride also raised suspicions. He was asked this week about UAE Team Emirates general manager Mauro Gianetti’s ties with riders who received doping suspensions in the past.
Gianetti was previously the manager of Saunier Duval, the team of Riccardo Ricco, an Italian rider who tested positive for the blood-boosting drug CERA in 2008. He was also manager of the Geox-TMX outfit of Juan Jose Cobo, who was stripped of his 2011 Spanish Vuelta title for doping violations.
“I can only speak for myself,” Pogacar said. “When I met Mauro, he was really great to me, and he is a super good person. I believe what is in the past is in the past, and this new cycling is a way more beautiful sport than before.”
Pogacar has insisted that the repeated doping controls he underwent should be enough to convince doubters that he is riding clean.
“I think we have many controls to prove them wrong,” Pogacar said during the race’s first rest day.
Pogacar’s dominance was helped by the misfortunes of two of his biggest rivals, last year’s runner-up Primoz Roglic and former Tour champion Geraint Thomas, who tumbled during the crash-marred first week of racing and never recovered. More importantly, 2019 champion Egan Bernal skipped the Tour this year after his Giro victory in May. The Colombian climber is just 24, has excellent time trial abilities and should be Pogacar’s main rival in the years to come.
Meanwhile, Pogacar will fly to the Tokyo Olympics where he will be among the favorites for the gold medal in the road race.
“Anyone who can follow Tadej will be close to victory,” said van Aert.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1902 In front of a near-capacity crowd, John McGraw, the last-place team’s third skipper this season, begins his 30-year tenure as the Giants’ manager, playing shortstop in a 5-3 loss to the Phillies at the Polo Grounds. The fiery 29 year-old Mugsy left the fledgling American League Orioles midseason, bringing three key players from Baltimore, first baseman Dan McGann, catcher Roger Bresnahan, and right-hander Joe McGinnity, all who started in today’s game.
1909 In the same game he pulls off the first unassisted triple killing in major league history, Neal Ball records nine putouts at shortstop, another big league first, in the Naps’ (Indians) 6-1 win over Boston at Cleveland’s League Park. The diminutive infielder’s glove from that game will be enshrined at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
1909 During the top of the second inning of a 6-1 win over the Red Sox at Cleveland’s League Park, Neal Ball executes the first unassisted triple play in the post-1900 era of baseball. The Naps (Indians) shortstop catches an Ambrose McConnell line drive, steps on second to force out Heinie Wagner, and then tags Jake Stahl for the third out as he comes from first base.
1910 Cy Young wins his 500th game when the Naps (Indians) beat the Senators in 11 innings at American League Park, 5-4. During his 22-year major league career, from 1890-1911 pitching for five different teams, the 43 year-old right-hander will compile 511 victories, 94 more than Walter Johnson, who is second on the all-time list.
1911 Former circus acrobat Walter Carlisle completes an unassisted triple-play for Vernon (LA) of the Pacific Coast League when he catches a ball in shallow center field, flips and touches second base, and beats the runner back to first base.
1912 Future Hall of Famer Rube Marquard wins his 20th game when the Giants beat St. Louis at the Polo Grounds, 6-3. The 25 year-old right-hander, who will finish the season with a 26-11 record, reaches the coveted milestone quicker than any other hurler in history.
1915 The Washington Senators steal eight tainted bases in one inning off catcher Steve O’Neil in the team’s 11-4 victory over Indians over at League Park. The first inning thievery includes a balk by the rules of the time considered a stolen base and a series of odd plays that would not be scored the same way today.
1920 Babe Ruth, with the first of his two homers in the nightcap of a twin bill against Chicago at the Polo Grounds, becomes the first player to hit 30 home runs in a season. The historic homer, a two-run, fourth-inning shot off Dickey Kerr, breaks his own season mark of 29, and the ‘Rajah of Rap’ will finish the season with a resounding 54 round-trippers.
1924 Cardinals hurler Hi Bell goes the distance in both games of a Sportsman’s Park doubleheader, beating the Braves, 6-1 and 2-1. The 27 year-old rookie right-hander from Kentucky will be the last National League pitcher to record two complete-game victories in one day.
1927 The Giants honor John McGraw, the team’s manager since 1902, with a Silver Jubilee celebration, showering ‘Mugsy’ with gifts that include a huge silver loving cup, a silver platter, and a silver cane for his 25 years of service to the club. The rain during the pregame ceremony at the Polo Grounds doesn’t dampen the spirits of the enthusiastic crowd of 25,000 fans, which includes Mayor Jimmy Walker, many former players, Commissioner Landis, George M. Cohan, and Commander Richard E. Byrd.
1933 Red Sox catcher Rick Ferrell hits a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning off his brother after Wes had gone deep in the top of the frame in the Indians’ 9-8 victory at Fenway Park. The pair of round-trippers marks the third time brothers have homered in the same game, but the first time the feat has been accomplished by siblings on opposing teams.
1936 Seventeen year-old Iowa farm boy Bob Feller makes his major league debut, pitching one inning of relief against the Senators in Washington, D.C. The hard-throwing ‘kid’ allows no hits and no runs, striking out none and walking two batters. (Feller claims the box score is wrong – he claims to have struck out Buddy Lewis in his autobiography.)
1946 During a contest between Chicago and the Red Sox, Red Jones ejects 14 members of the White Sox for their bench jockeying initiated when the ump warns Chisox hurler Joe Haynes after Ted Williams is knocked down with a pitch. It was reported for years the home plate arbitrator’s ire might have been raised by a ventriloquist sitting behind the visitors’ dugout, but during recent interviews with the participants of the game played more than sixty years ago, it is revealed many of them believe the incident was precipitated by third-base coach Mule Haas, who wasn’t thrown out of the game but was known to be more than capable of making rude sounds and infuriating remarks.
1960 Pedro Ramos one-hits Detroit in the Senators’ 5-0 victory at Briggs Stadium. The Washington right-hander’s bid for a no-hitter is spoiled by Rocky Colavito’s lead-off single to centerfield in the eighth inning.
1960 In his major league debut, Giants’ rookie righty Juan Marichal one-hits the Phillies at Candlestick Park, 2-0. Philadelphia’s lone hit is a two-out eighth-inning single by pinch-hitter Clay Dalrymple.
1964 In his major league debut, 23 year-old Indian rookie Luis Tiant throws a complete-game, a four-hit shutout, to beat Whitey Ford and the Yankees in New York, 3-0. The popular Cuban right-hander will compile a 229-172 record (.571) pitching for six teams during his 19 years in the big leagues.
1966 In the first major league game to be played entirely on artificial turf, dubbed Astroturf, Houston beats the Phillies at the Astrodome, 8-2. Due to a limited supply of the material, only the resurfaced infield was ready before the Astros’ April home opener, with the installation of the outfield, covering painted dirt, occurring during an extended road trip and first used after the All-Star Break.
1966 In his final at-bat in the major leagues, Cardinals starter Tracy Stallard grounds out to short in the Redbirds’ 10-9 victory over Atlanta. During his seven-year tenure, the right-hander, best known for giving up Roger Maris’s 61st home run, sets a major league record by failing to get a base-on-balls in his 247 appearances at the plate.
1967 Tom Matchick’s two-run home run gives Detroit a dramatic 5-4 walk-off victory over Baltimore at Tiger Stadium. The rookie shortstop’s round-tripper, the first of only four he will hit in his six-year major league career, comes with two outs off Moe Drabowsky.
1969 Washington starter Joe Coleman throws his third consecutive shutout when he blanks the Bronx Bombers, 4-0. The 22 year-old right-hander, the Senators’ first-round pick (third overall) of the amateur draft in 1965, faces only 29 batters in his two-hit masterpiece in New York.
1972 At Three Rivers Stadium, Luke Walker singles off Cecil Upshaw to break an 0-for-39 drought at the plate. The Pirates’ southpaw pitches three innings of one-hit shutout baseball to pick up a save in the 8-3 victory over the Braves.
1973 To quell a controversy over deserving players not being selected for the All-Star Game, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn grants permission to both leagues to increase their roster size to 29 players for next week’s contest in Kansas City’s Royals Stadium. The National League selects fading superstar Willie Mays, with the Junior Circuit adding Nolan Ryan, who was not originally picked by American League manager Dick Williams although the Angel right-hander was the first pitcher since Johnny Vander Meer, the starter in the 1938 Midsummer Classic, to have two no-hitters before the break.
1974 Dick Bosman no-hits the A’s at Cleveland Stadium. The 30 year-old right-hander misses a perfect game because of his own fourth-inning throwing error, which gives Oakland their lone baserunner in the Indians’ 4-0 victory.
1975 At Candlestick Park, Doug Rader, batting eighth, plays the entire game without getting an official at-bat. The Cardinals walk the Giants catcher four times, three intentionally, to get to John Montefusco, San Francisco’s starter, who goes 0-for-4 at the plate but tosses a complete game to get the win in San Francisco’s 5-2 victory.
1977 With a four-run first inning, the National League coasts to a 7-5 All-Star win over the AL. The victory of the Mid-Summer Classic at the renovated Yankee Stadium marks the Senior Circuit’s sixth straight victory, and their 14th in the last 15 games.
1980 Roy Lee Jackson retires the last 19 batters he faces en route to a complete-game victory in the Mets’ 13-3 rout of the Reds at Riverfront Stadium. The 26 year-old right-hander benefits from his teammates’ 20-hit barrage in the Cincinnati contest.
1982 In front of 29,000 enthusiastic fans at Washington’s RFK Stadium, the American League beats the NL in the first-ever Old-timer’s All-Star Classic, 7-2. Warren Spahn gives up a leadoff homer, over the shortened left-field fence, to 75 year-old Luke Appling, a Hall of Fame infielder who played his entire career with the White Sox.
1982 Tony Gwynn doubles off of southpaw Sid Monge for his first major league hit. The 22 year-old rookie outfielder, who will end his Hall of Fame career with 3,141 hits, goes 2-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in the Padres’ 7-6 loss to Philadelphia at Jack Murphy Stadium.
1989 Joe Carter blasts three homers in the Indians’ 10-1 rout of Minnesota. It’s the second time this season and the fourth three-home run game of the Cleveland outfielder’s career, tying Lou Gehrig for the American League record.
1995 The Devil Rays name Chuck LaMar as the franchise’s first general manager. Under the leadership of the former Braves assistant GM, the expansion team will compile a 518-777 (.400) record during the first eight years of its existence.
1998 Contributing to the Blue Jays’ 9-3 victory over the Yankees, Carlos Delgado becomes the first player to reach the SkyDome’s fifth deck with his Ruthian home run to right field. The massive blast, the Toronto’s first baseman’s 19th round-tripper of the season, snaps 0-for-29 slump.
1999 In a 7-6 interleague victory over Cincinnati, Jeff Weaver becomes the first Tigers pitcher to hit a double in 27 years. The last Detroit hurler to accomplish the feat was Chuck Seelbach. who banged a two-bagger off Lloyd Allen of the Angels on August 20, 1972.
2000 The Blue Jays, hoping to strengthen their rotation in the midst of a pennant race with the first-place Yankees, trade minor league infielder Michael Young to Texas for Esteban Loaiza, who will post a disappointing 5-7 record down the stretch for the short-term contenders. The Rangers’ newest prospect will develop into a perennial All-Star shortstop, batting .301 during his 13 seasons with the Texan team.
2001 Arizona southpaw Randy Johnson sets a major league record for strikeouts by a reliever when he fans 16 batters, completing last night’s suspended game stopped in the top of the third inning. The ‘Big Unit’ gets the victory in the Diamondbacks’ 3-0 victory over San Diego in the Qualcomm Stadium contest.
2004 In Pacific Coast League action at Portland’s PGE Park, minor leaguer Tagg Bozied hits a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Tacoma Rainiers, 8-5. Upon his arrival at home plate, the Beavers’ first baseman, jumping for joy, ruptures the patella tendon to his left knee and needs to be taken to Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital by ambulance.
2005 Winning its second consecutive 1-0 contest, the Red Sox limit the Kansas City offense to four hits. The last time two straight 1-0 games occurred in Fenway Park was in 1916, when Babe Ruth and Ernie Shore blanked the Yankees and A’s, respectively, on June 22 and 23 for the eventual World Champs.
2009 Ian Kinsler becomes the fifth major leaguer in baseball history to hit both a leadoff and walk-off home run for his team in the same game. The Rangers’ second baseman led off the bottom of the first inning with a round-tripper off Francisco Liriano and then ended the contest in the bottom of the 12th with a game-ending two-run blast off R.A. Dickey to give Texas a 6-4 victory over Minnesota.
2013 A surprise sixth contender participates in the Presidents Race when Sharknado, a character from the SyFy original movie about sharks being brought on land by a waterspout, ambushes George, Tom, Teddy, and Bill in the Nationals Park dash. Although Sharknado successfully blows past four of his competitors, Abe, with the wind to his back, secures a first-place finish.
2013 Houston’s Brandon Barnes, who goes 5-for-5, scores three times and drives in two runs in the Astros’ 10-7 loss to Seattle at Minute Maid Park, and collects the eighth cycle in franchise history. The Astros center fielder joins Cesar Cedeno (1972, 1976), Bob Watson (1977), Andujar Cedeno (1992), Jeff Bagwell (2001), Craig Biggio (2002), and Luke Scott (2006) when his eighth-inning double completes the historic accomplishment.
2015 During the Reds’ 5-3 loss to the Indians at Great American Ball Park, Aroldis Chapman records his 500th career strikeout, setting a major-league record for the fewest innings needed to reach the milestone. The Reds closer accomplishes the feat in 292 frames to break Craig Kimbrel’s previous mark of 305 established by the Padres reliever earlier this season.
2015 After a two-and-a-half-hour delay, the Angels finally call off their game against the Red Sox, making the postponement the team’s first home game canceled because of inclement weather in twenty years. The last rainout in Anaheim occurred on June 16, 1995, covering a span of 1,609 consecutive games, when the Halos and White Sox were washed out.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS
|Boston||56||38||.596||–||28 – 19||28 – 19||22 – 12||12 – 6||11 – 16||4 – 6||L 2|
|Tampa Bay||55||38||.591||0.5||28 – 17||27 – 21||24 – 14||8 – 4||13 – 15||8 – 2||W 1|
|Toronto||48||42||.533||6||22 – 20||26 – 22||21 – 22||4 – 6||10 – 12||6 – 4||W 4|
|NY Yankees||48||44||.522||7||25 – 23||23 – 21||19 – 25||13 – 6||12 – 7||7 – 3||W 2|
|Baltimore||30||62||.326||25||13 – 30||17 – 32||11 – 24||6 – 17||11 – 14||3 – 7||W 2|
|Chi White Sox||56||36||.609||–||33 – 15||23 – 21||13 – 7||30 – 15||9 – 11||7 – 3||W 2|
|Cleveland||47||43||.522||8||24 – 19||23 – 24||7 – 10||26 – 16||7 – 10||5 – 5||W 2|
|Detroit||43||51||.457||14||24 – 22||19 – 29||4 – 5||21 – 30||13 – 11||5 – 5||W 3|
|Minnesota||39||53||.424||17||22 – 25||17 – 28||6 – 7||20 – 26||9 – 16||5 – 5||L 3|
|Kansas City||37||55||.402||19||22 – 24||15 – 31||9 – 14||17 – 27||5 – 11||2 – 8||L 2|
|Houston||56||38||.596||–||29 – 19||27 – 19||16 – 12||13 – 8||25 – 13||5 – 5||L 2|
|Oakland||53||42||.558||3.5||28 – 24||25 – 18||13 – 13||13 – 4||19 – 20||4 – 6||L 2|
|Seattle||50||44||.532||6||29 – 20||21 – 24||13 – 8||12 – 13||21 – 15||6 – 4||W 1|
|LA Angels||46||46||.500||9||27 – 22||19 – 24||11 – 11||13 – 7||16 – 24||5 – 5||L 1|
|Texas||35||58||.376||20.5||22 – 25||13 – 33||11 – 13||8 – 11||14 – 23||2 – 8||L 5|
|NY Mets||48||42||.533||–||28 – 14||20 – 28||19 – 18||10 – 11||14 – 6||5 – 5||W 1|
|Philadelphia||47||45||.511||2||27 – 17||20 – 28||23 – 23||12 – 6||6 – 9||7 – 3||W 2|
|Atlanta||45||47||.489||4||25 – 24||20 – 23||23 – 23||16 – 9||3 – 3||5 – 5||L 1|
|Washington||43||49||.467||6||25 – 24||18 – 25||17 – 16||9 – 10||9 – 19||3 – 7||W 1|
|Miami||40||53||.430||9.5||22 – 21||18 – 32||18 – 20||6 – 13||14 – 10||4 – 6||L 2|
|Milwaukee||56||39||.589||–||27 – 21||29 – 18||8 – 11||27 – 17||19 – 6||5 – 5||W 3|
|Cincinnati||48||45||.516||7||23 – 23||25 – 22||6 – 4||25 – 16||10 – 20||5 – 5||L 3|
|Chi Cubs||46||47||.495||9||28 – 17||18 – 30||11 – 14||20 – 21||12 – 8||4 – 6||L 1|
|St. Louis||46||47||.495||9||25 – 19||21 – 28||14 – 13||15 – 18||15 – 11||5 – 5||W 2|
|Pittsburgh||36||57||.387||19||21 – 26||15 – 31||10 – 11||11 – 26||7 – 13||6 – 4||L 1|
|San Francisco||58||34||.630||–||30 – 13||28 – 21||13 – 7||13 – 8||23 – 14||6 – 4||L 2|
|LA Dodgers||58||36||.617||1||30 – 14||28 – 22||13 – 7||10 – 10||26 – 13||5 – 5||L 1|
|San Diego||55||41||.573||5||33 – 19||22 – 22||8 – 9||16 – 14||23 – 17||5 – 5||L 1|
|Colorado||41||53||.436||18||32 – 19||9 – 34||5 – 8||11 – 16||18 – 26||5 – 5||W 1|
|Arizona||27||68||.284||32.5||16 – 30||11 – 38||8 – 15||8 – 15||11 – 31||4 – 6||W 1|
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER STANDINGS
|Orlando City SC||13||6||4||3||21||13||8||3-2-1||3-2-2||22|
|New York City FC||12||5||2||5||20||15||5||3-1-2||2-1-3||17|
|Inter Miami CF||11||2||2||7||9||17||-8||0-1-4||2-1-3||8|
|Los Angeles FC||13||6||3||4||17||13||4||4-2-1||2-1-3||21|
|Real Salt Lake||12||4||4||4||19||14||5||2-3-2||2-1-2||16|
|Connecticut Sun||14||6||.700||—||8-1||6-5||9-3||6-4||2 W|
|Chicago Sky||10||10||.500||4.0||3-6||7-4||8-4||7-3||2 L|
|New York Liberty||10||11||.476||4.5||5-5||5-6||5-8||4-6||2 L|
|Washington Mystics||8||10||.444||5.0||5-4||3-6||5-6||5-5||1 W|
|Atlanta Dream||6||13||.316||7.5||3-7||3-6||5-6||2-8||4 L|
|Indiana Fever||4||16||.200||10.0||3-8||1-8||4-9||3-7||3 W|