COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
FLORIDA 5 ORAL ROBERTS 4
TCU 4 VIRGINIA 3
MONDAY, JUNE 19 [BRACKET 2]
GAME 7 (2PM): STANFORD VS. TENNESSEE (ESPN)
GAME 8 (7PM): WAKE FOREST VS. LSU (ESPN)
TUESDAY, JUNE 20
GAME 9 (2PM): LOSER GAME 6 VS. WINNER GAME 5 (ESPN)
GAME 10 (7PM): LOSER GAME 8 VS. WINNER GAME 7 (ESPN)
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
GAME 11 (2PM): WINNER GAME 6 VS. WINNER GAME 9 (ESPN)
GAME 12 (7PM): WINNER GAME 8 VS. WINNER GAME 10 (ESPN)
THURSDAY, JUNE 22 [IF NECESSARY]
2PM OR 7PM: BRACKET 1 WINNER-TAKE-ALL
2PM OR 7PM: BRACKET 2 WINNER-TAKE-ALL
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES FINALS
GAME ONE: SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH AT 7PM (ESPN)
GAME TWO: SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH AT 3PM (ESPN)
GAME THREE (IF NECESSARY): MONDAY, JUNE 26TH AT 7PM (ESPN)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD
BALTIMORE 6 CHICAGO CUBS 3
ATLANTA 14 COLORADO 6
MIAMI 4 WASHINGTON 2
BOSTON 6 NY YANKEES 2
ST. LOUIS 8 NY METS 7
LA ANGELS 5 KANSAS CITY 2
CINCINNATI 9 HOUSTON 7 (10)
DETROIT 6 MINNESOTA 4
MILWAUKEE 5 PITTSBURGH 2
TEXAS 11 TORONTO 7
PHILADELPHIA 3 OAKLAND 2
SAN DIEGO 5 TAMPA BAY 4
CLEVELAND 12 ARIZONA 3
SEATTLE 5 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1
SAN FRANCISCO 7 LA DODGERS 3
BOSTON 4 NY YANKEES 1
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
IOWA 12 INDIANAPOLIS 11
FT. WAYNE 2 DAYTON 1
CEDAR RAPIDS 14 SOUTH BEND 2
DREAM 100 FEVER 94
LIBERTY 89 MERCURY 71
MYSTICS 77 SKY 69
SUN 83 SPARKS 74
ACES 93 LYNX 62
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
UNITED STATES 2 CANADA 0
BREAKERS 17 GAMBLERS 10
PANTHERS 23 STARS 20
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
WYNDHAM CLARK PLAYS BIG AND BECOMES A MAJOR CHAMPION AT THE US OPEN
LOS ANGELES (AP) In the city of stars, Wyndham Clark had his own script in mind in the U.S. Open.
In front of him was Rory McIlroy, one of golf’s biggest talents who looked ready to end his perplexing nine-year drought in the majors. Next to him in the final group Sunday was Rickie Fowler, a Southern California native who returned from a three-year slump and was poised to finally win his first major.
Clark carried a message from his late mother – “Play big,” she always told him – and the belief he could compete with anyone on any stage.
No stage was bigger than a U.S. Open on the edge of Beverly Hills. That’s where Clark delivered clutch saves, a signature shot that gave him control and the steady nerves to hold off McIlroy and become a major champion.
“I feel like I belong on this stage,” Clark said after closing with an even-par 70 for a one-shot victory over McIlroy. “Even two, three years ago when people didn’t know who I was, I felt like I could still play and compete against the best players in the world.”
He won in only his seventh start in a major – his previous best was a tie for 75th – and it came six weeks after he captured his first PGA Tour title at Quail Hollow.
“It’s gone faster than I thought as far as just starting to do some stuff mentally that I’ve never done before, but I feel like I’m one of the best players in the world,” Clark said “Obviously this just shows what I believe can happen.”
The final act was two putts from 60 feet on the 18th hole at Los Angeles Country Club, and the 29-year-old Clark pumped his fist when it settled a foot away. He tapped that in for a par, maybe the easiest shot he had all day.
Left in his wake was a collection of big names.
Scottie Scheffler, the No. 1 player in the world, couldn’t catch him. Neither could British Open champion Cameron Smith. Fowler was playing in the final group of a major for the third time. Clark was playing in the final round of a major for the third time, and the previous two occasions he was done in time for lunch.
Clark let loose his emotions at the end, looking to the blue sky in tears and covering his face with his cap as he sobbed on the green.
He thought about quitting golf a decade ago when he struggled with the loss of his mother, Lise, to breast cancer. She was who kept him steady in good times and bad. He was thinking about her all week for all kinds of reasons.
“My mom lived in LA for a few years and I’ve had some people come up to me and show pictures of my mom when they knew her back in her 20s and early 30s when she was living here,” said Clark, who was born in Denver. “So it was kind of a special vibe all week being here in LA. My parents got married at Riviera Country Club. I have some roots a little bit in this area.
“All I really wish is that my mom could be here and I could just hug her and we could celebrate together. But I know she’s proud of me.”
For McIlroy, it was more disappointment in his quest to end nine years without a major.
He opened with a birdie and didn’t make another the rest of the way. McIlroy played a final round that typically wins a U.S. Open – 16 pars, one bogey. Just not this one. Even as Clark showed signs of cracking during the rugged closing stretch, McIlroy missed fairways and didn’t give himself any reasonable birdie chances.
It was similar to St. Andrews last summer at the British Open, when he hit every green and couldn’t buy a putt. Instead, he’ll face more questions about when he’ll win another major.
“When I do finally win this next major, it’s going to be really, really sweet,” McIlroy said. “I would go through 100 Sundays like this to get my hands on another major championship.”
Scheffler missed too many putts early on the back nine and needed help from Clark and McIlroy that never arrived. He also closed with a 70 to finish third, a month after a runner-up finish in the PGA Championship.
Fowler set a U.S. Open record with 23 birdies, but just like so many other majors when he had a chance, he was in reverse before he ever got going – three bogeys in the opening seven holes. He never made up the ground and shot 75.
This day belonged to Clark, who showed remarkable poise and self-belief, not to mention an extraordinary short game and a fairway metal he won’t soon forget.
Already with a two-shot lead, he was a yard away from an easy birdie on the par-5 eighth when his approach hit a steep bank of the barranca to the left. Barely able to see his golf ball, Clark took a whack and the ball advanced a few inches deeper into thick grass.
He hammered it again, this time over the green, 70 feet away down a firm and scary putting surface. He chipped that to 3 feet to escape with bogey.
“That up-and-down was the key to the tournament,” he said.
More such shots followed. On the par-3 ninth, he was on the bank of a bunker and chipped away from the flag, using the slope expertly to get it to within 7 feet for another big save. And then he clipped a pitch from a tight lie left of the 11th green to 4 feet for par.
The signature shot was his fairway metal from 282 yards on the par-5 14th to 20 feet that set up a two-putt birdie, giving Clark a three-shot lead with four to play.
But he made the only bogey of the day on the par-3 15th, then found a bunker left of the 16th fairway and whacked his hand on his putter when he missed a 7-foot par putt. His lead down to one shot, he got up-and-down from left of the 17th green to keep the lead.
The USGA allowed thousands of fans to circle the fairway short of the 18th green with so few grandstands, creating a big theater for Clark’s finish.
Fowler, still chasing his first major, returned to the 18th green to hug Clark.
“I went back in there and just said, ‘Your mom was with you. She’d be very proud,’” Fowler said.
Clark finished at 10-under 270 and along with $3.6 million – his second such cash prize in the last six weeks – he moves to No. 2 in the Ryder Cup standings.
Smith shot 67 to finish fourth. Tommy Fleetwood became the first player with two rounds of 63 in the U.S. Open and finished in a tie for fifth with Fowler and Min Woo Lee (67). Fleetwood also shot 63 at Shinnecock Hills in the final round of 2018.
That was a fitting finish in one respect – a U.S. Open that had the lowest 18-hole scores on Thursday (Fowler and Xander Schauffele at 62) ended with the lowest scoring average for 72 holes (71.76) in U.S. Open history.
LEONA MAGUIRE PLAYS LAST 6 HOLES IN 6 UNDER, COMES FROM BEHIND TO WIN MEIJER LPGA CLASSIC
BELMONT, Mich. (AP) Leona Maguire used a fabulous finish to avoid another near-miss at the Meijer LPGA Classic.
Maguire played her final six holes in 6 under and shot an 8-under 64 for a two-shot victory on Sunday, her second tour victory after two straight second-place finishes in the Michigan event.
The 28-year-old Maguire, from Ireland, was the runner-up at Blythefield in both 2021 and last year. She won her first LPGA Tour title last year at the Drive On Championship. Sunday’s finish was her third straight in the top 10 heading into two upcoming majors: the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship next week at Baltusrol and the U.S. Women’s Open at Pebble Beach on July 6-9.
“The goal today was just to go out and shoot as low a score as possible and see where I ended up,” Maguire said. “This one is, I think, that little bit sweeter after coming so close two years in a row.
“I know a lot of people this week were saying you’re due one, this course owes you something, all the rest. But I suppose that’s not golf. Golf usually doesn’t work like that. But nice that it all worked out well for me this week.”
Maguire made six birdies and an eagle in her bogey-free round to finish at 21-under 267. She caught playing partner Ariya Jutanugarn with an eagle on the par-5 14th hole to reach 18 under, then closed with three straight birdies to pull ahead of Jutanugarn and Xiyu Lin.
“My goal today was to shoot 20-under par,” Maguire said. “I thought if I got to 20, that would be a good target to set for the girls coming behind. I didn’t look at leaderboards. … It was obviously a bonus to go one better, 21, and obviously bogey-free on a Sunday is very nice, as well.”
Maguire was solid but unspectacular on the front nine, birdieing both par 3s, and was 2 under for the day through 12 holes. She then birdied the par-3 13th to kick off her torrid closing stretch.
She called the birdie at No. 13 “massive,” and anticipated chances to go low over the closing holes.
“It’s that kind of golf course where there’s chances, you just have to be ready to take them when you get them,” she said. “I played the par-3s really, really well today and didn’t quite play the par-5s as well as I would have liked. … That putt going in on 13 was sort of a bit of a mental shift for me, and then obviously to get that eagle on 14 was huge.”
Jutanugarn, a 12-time winner on tour including two majors, shot her second straight 66 and finished alone in second. Lin, playing in the final group, birdied the 14th to reach 19 under but played her final four holes in 1 over to shoot 68 and finish tied for third with third-round leader Amy Yang (69).
Hyo Joo Kim (69) was fifth. Defending champion Jennifer Kupcho had a fourth-round 69 and finished in a tie for sixth with Jasmine Suwannapura (66). Ashleigh Buhai, the 34-year-old South African who won the ShopRite LPGA Classic last week in New Jersey, was a stroke off the lead entering the final round, but struggled to a 73 and tied for 13th.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
REDS SCORE 3 IN 10TH TO GET 9-7 WIN OVER ASTROS, EXTEND WINNING STREAK TO 8
HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Elly De La Cruz and Jake Fraley both drove in runs in a three-run 10th that lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-7 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
It’s Cincinnati’s eighth straight victory, which is the longest active streak in the majors and the team’s longest since winning 10 straight in July 2012.
“The magic you see is just a culture that’s been created. … You guys are just seeing what’s been specifically worked on and we’re trying to cultivate since spring training started and quite honestly, since toward the end of last year,” Fraley said.
Nick Senzel started the 10th as the automatic runner on second and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by TJ Friedl. The Reds took the lead when Senzel scored on an error by third baseman Alex Bregman when he overthrew first base.
Seth Martinez (1-3) plunked Jonathan India before an RBI single by De La Cruz made it 8-6. Fraley grounded out to score another run and pad the lead.
“That game today was impressive,” manager David Bell said. “It was a great road trip, but today it wasn’t a perfect game. We overcame mistakes with a lot of great play. That’s what it’s all about.”
Bregman cut the lead to 9-7 with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the inning. But Alex Young retired Kyle Tucker for his first save.
India, Fraley and Spencer Steer all homered as the Reds rallied from a three-run deficit to take a 6-5 lead in the eighth.
The Astros tied it in the ninth on an RBI single by Chas McCormick off Ian Gibaut (7-1) to send it to the 10th.
There was one out in the eighth when India connected on his home run to right field to put the Reds on top. It was his second straight game with a home run after hitting a two-run homer in Saturday’s 10-3 victory.
Fraley, who had three RBIs, homered in the second in his return from the injured list and Steer tied it with a two-run shot in Cincinnati’s 3-run sixth.
The reigning World Champions were swept for the first time this season and tied a season high with their fourth consecutive loss. Bregman finished a home run shy of the cycle and Corey Julks homered early as Houston built a 5-2 lead before Cincinnati’s late rally.
“It wasn’t a very good weekend,” manager Dusty Baker said. “We made a few mistakes this weekend that cost us. And when you’re playing a hot club, if you give them opportunities they capitalize on it.”
Matt McLain singled to open the sixth before De La Cruz flashed his speed with a one-out single. Cruz hit a grounder that José Abreu slid to grab a few feet behind first base. He jumped up and dashed to first, but De La Cruz slid in headfirst just before the tag.
“He’s just a great base runner,” Bell said. “He has some incredible instincts … (and) he has the speed to go with it.”
Fraley followed with a single that scored McLain, but he was out trying to stretch it into a double. Steer then smacked his 10th homer to left-center to chase Ronel Blanco and tie it at 5-all.
Blanco allowed seven hits and five runs in 5 2/3 innings. Cincinnati’s Luke Weaver yielded a season-high 10 hits with five runs in five innings.
Bregman tripled with one out in the fourth on a ball hit to right field. It bounced over the head of diving right fielder Will Benson and toward the wall. He grabbed it and got it to India, whose errant throw sailed into the stands for an error that allowed Bregman to score and make it 4-2.
The Astros pushed it to 5-2 when Tucker walked and scored on a two-out double by Diaz.
Bregman got things going with a one-out double in the first before scoring on a single by Tucker. There were two outs in the inning when Diaz singled. McCormick singled on a line drive to left field to score Tucker and make it 2-0.
Fraley’s solo shot came with one out in the second to cut the lead to 2-1.
Julks led off the bottom of the inning with his home run to the seats in left field to push Houston’s lead to 3-1.
Benson walked to open the third and stole second before moving to third on a single by Kevin Newman. The Reds cut it to 3-2 when Benson scored on a single by Friedl.
Reds: OF TJ Hopkins was optioned to Triple-A Louisville to make room on the roster for Fraley.
Astros: RHP José Urquidy (right shoulder discomfort) threw off the mound Sunday for the first time since he was placed on the IL May 1. There is no timetable for his return.
Umpire Jerry Layne was out Sunday after leaving Saturday’s game in the bottom of the fifth inning. MLB announced Sunday that Layne was out with a knee injury.
It appears that Reds’ veteran star Joey Votto could join the team soon after sitting out all season following August surgery on his right shoulder and biceps. The 39-year-old, who has spent 21 games on a rehabilitation assignment with Louisville, said in an Instagram video Sunday that he was leaving Louisville and “on my way back up to Cincinnati.”
Votto thanked everyone who helped him with his rehab and all the staff in Louisville before ending the video with a message to Reds fans.
“I can’t wait to get back to Cincinnati,” he said. “I miss y’all and I hope to see you soon.”
Bell said he was going to speak to Votto after Sunday’s game and that he didn’t want to comment on when he would return until after they talked.
Reds: Cincinnati hasn’t named its starter for the first of three games against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
Astros: Houston RHP Hunter Brown (6-3, 3.35 ERA) opposes RHP Max Scherzer (5-2, 4.45) in the opener of a three-game series against the New York Mets on Monday night.
FRAZIER, MATEO HELP BALTIMORE ORIOLES RALLY FOR 6-3 WIN AGAINST CHICAGO CUBS
CHICAGO (AP) Adam Frazier and Jorge Mateo each hit an RBI single during Baltimore’s three-run sixth inning, and the Orioles cooled off the Chicago Cubs with a 6-3 win on Sunday.
Anthony Santander homered for Baltimore, and Ramón Urías drove in two runs. Austin Hays had three of the team’s 14 hits.
The Orioles had won six of seven when they arrived in Chicago. But they dropped the first two of the weekend series by a combined score of 13-5.
Baltimore right-hander Dean Kremer (8-3) struck out seven while working five innings of three-run ball. Félix Bautista pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 23 chances.
The Orioles have not been swept since a three-game series at Detroit from May 13-15, 2022. They haven’t been swept by an NL team since May 21-23, 2021, at Washington.
“The guys come ready to play every day, every series,” Kremer said. “If we drop one, if we drop another one, we’re hungry for the next one.”
Chicago had won a season-high five straight. Mike Tauchman and Christopher Morel homered for the Cubs, who finished with three hits.
Ryan O’Hearn sparked Baltimore’s winning rally with a leadoff single in the sixth against Jameson Taillon (2-5). O’Hearn advanced to third on Aaron Hicks’ double and scored on Urías’ sacrifice fly, tying it at 3.
O’Hearn and Hicks have been key contributors for Baltimore with Cedric Mullins and Ryan Mountcastle sidelined by health issues.
“We have some guys right now that are really playing well and helping out with the loss of some guys that have really helped us in here the last couple of years,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said.
Anthony Kay then replaced Taillon, and Frazier and Mateo hit RBI singles to give the Orioles a 5-3 lead.
Chicago had runners on second and third after a double steal in the seventh, but Yennier Cano retired Nico Hoerner on a grounder to second for the final out.
Adley Rutschman added an insurance run with an RBI double off Hayden Wesneski in the ninth. Rutschman hit a two-run homer in the Orioles’ 3-2 loss on Saturday.
Chicago jumped in front when Tauchman launched his first career leadoff homer on Kremer’s first pitch of the game. Tauchman also made a nice defensive play in the top half of the first, throwing out Hays when he tried to score on Santander’s flyout.
“We would like to come away with a win, but overall I thought it was a pretty good homestand,” Tauchman said. “That’s three series in a row that we’ve won so try to take that momentum.”
Santander led off the fourth with his 10th homer on a 3-2 pitch by Taillon. Urías added an RBI single later in the inning.
“Really good at-bats,” Hyde said. “It felt like we weren’t catching any breaks all series so to be able to come out with a win today was huge.”
The Cubs responded with two runs in the bottom half, taking advantage of some shoddy defense by the Orioles.
Cody Bellinger reached third when O’Hearn misplayed his two-out liner to right for an error. Morel followed with his 13th homer, a drive to left-center on a 3-1 pitch.
Morel was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on May 8. He has played in just 31 games this year with Chicago.
Taillon was charged with four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
The Cubs visit Pittsburgh for a three-game series before traveling to London to play two games against St. Louis. Tauchman played in London as a member of the Yankees in 2019, so he has an idea of what to expect.
“It was a great time. It was a really cool experience,” he said. “We’re staying in a different spot this time than we did last time so be able to see a couple of different things. It‘s going to be quite the experience for anyone that hasn’t been able to go.”
Orioles: C James McCann was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left ankle sprain. C José Godoy was promoted from Triple-A Norfolk. … 3B Gunnar Henderson was scratched because of a stomach flu.
Orioles: Following a day off, RHP Kyle Bradish (2-3) starts against the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a three-game series. Bradish went a season-high seven innings in a loss to Toronto in his last start.
Cubs: LHP Drew Smyly (6-4) is Monday’s scheduled starter at Pittsburgh.
JOSH NAYLOR HAS FOUR HITS, 3 RBIS, LEADS GUARDIANS TO 12-3 WIN OVER DIAMONDBACKS
PHOENIX (AP) Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona has a simple system that he uses to determine if Josh Naylor is hitting the baseball well.
If the slugger’s helmet stays on while swinging, there’s probably some good things happening. If it’s falling off, he’s probably chasing some bad pitches.
Naylor’s helmet stayed in place on Sunday, and the hits were flowing.
The Guardians’ cleanup hitter had four hits and three RBIs, and the Guardians avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-3.
“When you see him swinging and his helmet’s not coming off, he’s going to be just fine,” Francona said. “There’s so much to like about his swing.”
The Guardians cruised through the series finale, scoring two runs in the first, three in the second and six more in the fourth for an 11-1 lead. Right-hander Tanner Bibee (3-2) gave up three runs and seven hits in five innings, striking out six and walking three.
Cleveland pounded out 16 hits. The lineup accomplished much of its damage off D-backs starter Zach Davies, who has struggled since his return from the injured list in late May.
Cleveland scored two in the first after leadoff batter Steven Kwan reached on an error by shortstop Nick Ahmed. José Ramírez drove Kwan home with a triple and Josh Naylor’s double scored Ramírez.
Kwan was in the middle of the action again in the second with a two-run triple that scored Will Brennan and Myles Straw. Amed Rosario’s sacrifice fly pushed the Guardians’ advantage to 5-0.
Kwan scored four times and drove in three runs. Straw, Brennan, Rosario and Tyler Freeman all had two hits.
“Momentum is really important,” Kwan said. “A bunch of guys got a bunch of hits. Our pitchers did what they needed to. Going into the off day with our heads up high is really important.”
Arizona’s Christian Walker hit a solo homer – his second long ball in two days – to cut the margin to 5-1. But the Guardians responded with six more runs in the fourth, punctuated by a two-run triple from Andrés Giménez.
Naylor’s younger brother, Bo, made his first start behind the plate since being called up from Triple-A. He was 0 for 4 with a run scored.
Davies (1-3) gave up nine runs, including eight earned, over 3 2/3 innings. He surrendered nine hits, walked one and struck out two. The right-hander has a 7.11 ERA over seven starts this season.
“Rough day – I’m glad it’s over,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said. “I was very pleased with how we’ve been playing baseball up until today. But from the first pitch of the game until the last one, we just didn’t have a rhythm. I don’t think Zach got into a good rhythm, there were some missed fastballs and he never got anything moving in the right direction.”
The D-backs say a downtown power surge in Phoenix led to a 15-minute delay in the first inning after some of the lights went out at Chase Field.
The game was played in the afternoon, but temperatures in the 100s in central Arizona meant the 25-year-old stadium’s retractable roof was closed.
“Our facility staff reacted quickly to power backup systems and reset all functions,” the D-backs said in a statement. “After a 15-minute delay, systems were restored to adequate levels for play to continue.”
Left-handed reliever Anthony Misiewicz was claimed off waivers by the Tigers. The D-backs designated him for assignment on June 12.
Guardians: Return home for a three-game series against Oakland starting Tuesday. The Guardians will use RHP Aaron Civale (2-2, 2.67 ERA) in the first game. The Athletics will use RHP Luis Medina (1-6, 7.55 ERA).
Diamondbacks: Travel to Milwaukee for a three-game series starting Monday. The D-backs will send RHP Merrill Kelly (8-3, 3.04 ERA) to the mound for the first game. The Brewers will counter with RHP Corbin Burnes (5-4, 3.44 ERA).
WONG, VERDUGO GET CONSECUTIVE RBI DOUBLES, PUSH RED SOX PAST YANKEES 6-2 IN DH OPENER
BOSTON (AP) Connor Wong and Alex Verdugo hit consecutive RBI doubles off the Green Monster with two outs in a three-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 6-2 on Sunday in the opener of a split doubleheader.
Adam Duvall and Justin Turner each added an RBI single for the Red Sox, who won the series opener 15-5 on Friday and improved to 4-1 against their rival.
“It’s fun when you can light up the scoreboard,” Duvall said. “We had that big game a couple of days ago. We were able to put some runs up on the board today. I feel like we’re starting to drive the baseball.”
Gleyber Torres hit a first-inning, two-run homer for the Yankees, who were without slugger and reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge for the 11th straight game because of a sprained right toe. They are 4-7 without him in the lineup during this stretch and 8-13 when he’s been on the injured list this season.
“That’s the story line,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Judge’s absence. “We’re going to get beat over the head with that. The reality is: That team we’re rolling out there is capable of doing damage offensively and even more capable, obviously, when Judge, you take the best player in the world out, that, to me, is just an excuse right now.”
The game was the makeup of Saturday night’s rainout.
Wong’s hit pushed the Red Sox ahead 3-2 against Michael King (1-3). Two pitches later, Verdugo delivered and scored on Turner’s single.
Nick Pivetta (4-4), demoted to the bullpen in mid-May, worked three perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts for the victory.
“I went out and did a good job today, which is nice,” Pivetta said. “It felt nice and easy, consistent and the delivery felt good. I was able to command the ball and throw strikes.”
Torres sent a 97-mph fastball from opener Kaleb Ort into the first row of Monster seats after Jake Bauers opened the game with a ground-rule double.
Facing the Red Sox for the second time in eight days, starter Clarke Schmidt stranded five baserunners in the first three innings before Rafael Devers had a run-scoring grounder and Duvall followed with his RBI hit that chased the right-hander.
Judge visited with fans, signing autographs and taking pictures on the field outside New York’s dugout about 2 ½ hours before the start. When finished, he said he was heading for some “rehab treatments.” Boone said the slugger “looks better” and “seems to be walking better.”
On Friday, Judge had his second platelet-rich plasma injection on his sprained right toe. “I know he was pretty beat up (Friday). He was in a lot of pain,” Boone said.
“Just so grateful that I had a dad that took us to work with him all the time,” Boone said of his 75-year-old father, Bob, a former MLB catcher. “He came up the end of 1972 and I was born the spring of ’73 and (he) played until my senior year of high school. Literally, I was at the ballpark – my brothers and I – in (uniform) shagging, doing everything you could possibly imagine. A great way to grow up.”
Boone’s bother, Bret, also played in the big leagues and another brother, Matt, played minor league ball.
Yankees: Boone said outfielder Harrison Bader (strained right hamstring) “should be good to go” and come off the injured list on Tuesday.
Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora didn’t know yet if right-hander Tanner Houck would need surgery for a facial fracture he suffered when he was hit under the right eye by a line drive off the bat of the Yankees’ Kyle Higashioka on Friday. “He’s going to see the doctor at the end of the week, and then we’ll go from there,” Cora said. … Houck was placed on the 15-day injured list and Ort was recalled from Triple-A Worcester.
RHP Luis Severino (0-1, 6.48 ERA) is set to go for the Yankees in the nightcap against Red Sox RHP Brayan Bello (3-4, 3.78).
RODRÍGUEZ, MILLER STAR AS THE MARINERS BEAT THE WHITE SOX 5-1 DESPITE A DOMINANT PERFORMANCE BY LYNN
SEATTLE (AP) Julio Rodríguez hit a two-run double, rookie Bryce Miller pitched seven crisp innings and the Seattle Mariners overcame a dominant performance by Lance Lynn, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Sunday.
Lynn matched a franchise record with 16 strikeouts in seven-plus innings, but Miller was terrific and Seattle got clutch hits from Rodríguez and Jarred Kelenic in the victory.
Rodríguez’s third-inning double put the Mariners up 2-0. The 22-year-old Rodríguez, the 2022 AL Rookie of the Year, got his 15th steal of the season in the sixth, joining Fernando Tatis Jr. as the only players in major league history to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in their first 200 games.
“Julio is a fantastic player and he’s just scratching the surface,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said. “He’s got a chance to be just a dynamic superstar in our game. And you know, when you’re in games like today, when we’re coming off a tough loss last night, you kind of need your best players to step up and get a big hit. He got one and Jarred got one. It was good for those young guys.”
Lynn (4-7) departed after Kolten Wong opened the eighth with a bunt single. After two-out walks by Ty France and Teoscar Hernández loaded the bases, Kelenic made it 5-1 with a triple off Reynaldo López.
Servais said Lynn “just dominated us,” and White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said: “He was at 113 pitches and he wanted to go back out. … Thirty-three swings and misses, the most this season in baseball.”
Miller (5-3) allowed one run and four hits in his second straight win. He struck out six and walked none, edging deeper into his repertoire of breaking balls than he had in his previous eight starts.
“It’s interesting how it works out because I honestly, like most of the time, it’s just throwing as hard as I can, and then I just kind of hope it works,” he said.
Justin Topa got three outs before Ty Adcock worked the ninth. Adcock retired Andrew Vaughn on a fly ball to left with runners on the corners for the final out.
After falling behind in the third, Lynn struck out the side in the fourth on 14 pitches – getting cleanup hitter Hernández on three pitches and Kelenic on four.
Andrew Benintendi hit an RBI single in the sixth for Chicago, which lost for the sixth time in eight games. Lynn allowed four hits and walked two.
“It’s Lance Lynn, you know, he’s definitely been in the league for I don’t know how many years, so the guy knows how to pitch,” Kelenic said. “He’s a stud. He had his A game today and we battled.”
Lynn’s 16 strikeouts were the most for the White Sox since Jack Harshman struck out 16 on July 25, 1954, against Boston.
White Sox: SS Tim Anderson was sidelined by shoulder soreness. He is day to day.
White Sox: Grifol said Monday’s starter against the Rangers would be determined on the 2 1/2-hour flight to Texas. He didn’t rule out calling up a pitcher to replace RHP Mike Clevinger (biceps) or a bullpen day, but needed to assess the team following the series finale.
Mariners: RHP George Kirby (6-5, 3.24 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday at the New York Yankees. He struck out a career-high 10 in his last outing and leads the majors with an 11.83 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
ARENADO HOMERS TWICE, CARDINALS BEAT METS 8-7 TO TAKE SERIES
NEW YORK (AP) Nolan Arenado hit two homers Sunday, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-7 win over the New York Mets and a rare series win.
Arenado hit a two-run homer in the first inning for the Cardinals, who blew an early 5-1 lead before the third baseman homered off Adam Ottavino (0-3), his former teammate with the Colorado Rockies, with one out in the ninth.
Arenado had his 23rd career multi-homer game on his first Father’s Day since his first child, daughter Levi, was born last August. He also had a cycle on Father’s Day for the Rockies in 2017.
“Obviously thought about that’s cool – my first Father’s Day, hit a homer,” Arenado said. “And then (to) hit two. But I think about my Dad, too. He’s had a good one, the cycle I hit on Father’s Day in Colorado.”
With a grin, Arenado added “So he can have that one. This one, I’ll keep. This is for me.”
Paul DeJong and Jordan Walker also homered while Paul Goldschmidt had a two-run double and Brendan Donovan added an RBI single among his three hits for St. Louis, which was 0-5-1 in its previous six series.
“There’s some life in that clubhouse,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said.
“That was a good one. To be able to score, give it up and then come back and continue to score – it was a good team win. A lot of guys contributed.”
Drew VerHagen (4-0), the Cardinals’ fourth pitcher, retired all five batters he faced. Jordan Hicks earned his second save in as many days in the ninth, when he got Starling Marte to hit into a game-ending double play.
“The boys were definitely relentless today,” Marmol said. “They wanted to just continue to push – even the innings we didn’t score, there was good momentum and good conversations taking place. Overall it felt different and I liked it. It was good.”
Francisco Lindor, whose wife gave birth to the couple’s second daughter Saturday morning, homered in the bottom of the first inning to begin the series of comebacks by the Mets, who trailed 5-1, 6-4 and 7-5 before Tommy Pham tied it with a two-run shot in the fifth.
Eduardo Escobar hit a run-scoring triple and Brandon Nimmo had a two-RBI double in the second inning and Mark Canha added an RBI single in the fourth inning for the Mets, who are 3-11 since sweeping the Philadelphia Phillies in a three-game series from May 30 through June 1.
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his return from the injured list with a left wrist bone bruise and sprain.
“Frustrated for them because you could tell how much they put into getting back in that game and trying to cover some things that we were deficient at,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said. “Finally pushed through with Tommy and we just couldn’t push that other one across.”
The homers by DeJong and Pham continued their success against their respective opponents. DeJong, who has homered in six of the 15 games he’s played at Citi Field, has a .695 slugging percentage against the Mets, the highest of any player with at least 120 plate appearances.
“It’s one of those things that’s written in the stars, maybe,” DeJong said. “I love coming here. This is a great opportunity – big city lights. It’s always a fun environment to play here.”
Pham, who played 362 games for the Cardinals after being drafted by the team in 2006, is hitting .254 with four homers and 14 RBIs against his former club.
Cardinals starter Matthew Liberatore allowed five runs and struck out two in four innings. For the Mets, Carlos Carrasco allowed six runs (five earned) with four strikeouts in three innings.
Cardinals: OF Lars Nootbaar (lower back), who went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBIs while playing right field in his second rehab game Sunday for Triple-A Memphis, could join the Cardinals for their series in Washington that begins Monday night. … OF Dylan Carlson, who had a pinch-hit RBI single Saturday after being hit on the elbow by a pitch Friday, returned to the starting lineup and went 0-for-5.
Mets: To make room for Alonso, the Mets optioned IF/OF Mark Vientos to Triple-A Syracuse. … CF Brandon Nimmo was visited by a trainer but remained in the game after fouling consecutive pitches off his lower leg in the sixth inning. … RHP José Quintana (left rib) allowed two unearned runs over 3 1/3 innings in his second rehab start Sunday for Class A St. Lucie.
Cardinals: A six-game road trip continues as RHP Jack Flaherty (3-5, 4.64 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals.
Mets: RHP Max Scherzer (5-2, 4.45 ERA) takes the ball as New York begins a six-game road trip with the opener of a three-game set against the Houston Astros. Scherzer has given up 11 runs over nine innings in his past two starts.
GIANTS FINISH OFF RARE SWEEP OF DODGERS IN LOS ANGELES WITH 7-3 WIN
LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Francisco Giants haven’t had many visits to Los Angeles comparable to this weekend, completing a rare rivalry series sweep on the road with a 7-3 win over the Dodgers on Sunday.
It was the sixth time San Francisco swept Los Angeles in a three-game series at Dodger Stadium since both teams moved to California in 1958 and something they hadn’t done since Aug. 20-22, 2012.
Despite doing it in impressive fashion, outscoring the Dodgers 29-8, what stood out to Giants pitcher Logan Webb is how routine these performances have become during a seven-game winning streak, with the past six coming on the road in St. Louis and Los Angeles.
“I think we’re more excited about the road trip in itself than the three games here,” he said. “Just thought we played really good baseball. Keep it going.”
LaMonte Wade Jr. and Luis Matos each had two RBIs, Webb (6-6) allowed two runs in seven innings, and the Giants have won 10 of 12.
San Francisco continued to pile up runs in bunches, hammering Tony Gonsolin (4-2) for a career-high seven runs in 5 2/3 innings. While the lineup couldn’t get a read on Gonsolin through three innings, they figured things out with a second look.
Wade Jr. started the fourth inning by drawing a walk and Joc Pederson was hit by a pitch. Wade would score from third on a long foul out by Michael Conforto to make it 1-0, and the Giants went up 2-0 on Mike Yastrzemski’s single that drove in Pederson.
San Francisco picked up another run in the fifth before breaking the game open in the sixth.
Matos pushed the lead out to 5-2 with a two-run double down the left field line, and added the sixth run of the afternoon on Sabol’s double.
Wade then capped off the weekend by collecting his seventh RBI in the past two games.
“Tony’s a really good pitcher, and to be able to manufacture some runs and do some good things was really cool,” Webb said.
Though the Dodgers had chances to tie it up, getting within 2-1 in the the fourth on James Outman’s RBI single and 3-2 in the fifth when Freddie Freeman legged out a double with one out and scored on David Peralta’s single up the middle, Webb always came back with the right responses.
“He’s becoming one of the more durable and dependable starting pitchers in baseball,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “Every time out, he’s kind of making us feel (we can win), so that’s what a horse does.”
For the slumping Dodgers, who have dropped four of their past five and 10 of 15 since the start of June, they couldn’t seem to get out of their own way.
It started with Los Angeles’ first trip to the plate ending with Outman striking out looking with the bases loaded, and continued with a series of near-misses at the plate and in the field.
“You can poke holes in what Tony did or didn’t do, but I think today across the board we just did some things that have come back to haunt us,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Los Angeles made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth by loading the bases with one out. Camilo Doval hit Will Smith to make it 7-3 before striking out Peralta and getting Martinez to fly out to right.
Giants: RHP Alex Cobb (left oblique strain) was put on the injured list Sunday. He was placed on the 15-day IL retroactive to Thursday. … LHP Scott Alexander left in the ninth because of left hamstring tightness. … 3B Casey Schmitt had X-rays taken after being hit by a pitch in the right arm. They did not reveal any broken bones, Kapler said.
Dodgers: LHP Julio Urías (hamstring) is trending toward returning at the end of June during a three-game series at Kansas City, Roberts said. Urías, who made his last start on May 18, is set to face live hitters on Tuesday.
Giants: Cobb had been scheduled to start Monday to open a three-game series at the San Diego Padres, leaving the rotation to be determined.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (8-4) will get the nod on Tuesday to start a two-game series against the Angels in Orange County. Kershaw has two wins in his past three starts, allowing four earned runs in 20 innings this month.
COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
GATORS TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR COLLEGE WORLD SERIES BRACKET WITH A 5-4 WIN OVER ORAL ROBERTS
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Hurston Waldrep struck out 12 in six innings, and Florida homered three times in the first four innings to take a four-run lead on Oral Roberts.
Then things got interesting at the College World Series — again.
The Gators took control of Bracket 1 with a 5-4 victory Sunday night. But first Florida had to survive Matt Hogan’s inside-the-park home run that pulled ORU within two runs, a bases-loaded situation in the eighth when its closer was forced out of the game because of a mound-visit rules violation, and finally another threat in the ninth.
“These past couple of games that have been played early on in the World Series have been kind of like thrill seekers towards the last couple innings,” Gators shortstop Josh Rivera said.
For the first time in CWS history, which dates to 1947, five of the first six games have been decided by one run.
“I think people here in Omaha are getting their money’s worth,” ORU coach Ryan Folmar said.
The Gators (52-15) will play Wednesday against the winner of the Tuesday elimination game between ORU and TCU. Florida would have two chances, if needed, to get the one win that would send it to the best-of-three finals beginning Saturday.
The Summit League’s Golden Eagles (52-13), the first No. 4 regional seed since 2012 to play in the CWS, are known to punch above their weight, but they looked outclassed early against the No. 2 national seed Gators.
That changed in the seventh when Hogan drove Ryan Slater’s pitch off the left-field wall. Center fielder Wyatt Langford had trouble picking up the ball off the carom, and by the time he did Hogan was heading for third and not slowing down. Rivera took the cutoff and threw home, but Hogan got in easily with a head-first slide.
“Matt’s swing was big, and I think just as big as the swing was the way he’s running around the bases, the way he hustles, the way he plays,” Folmar said. “I think that’s contagious throughout our team. I think all of them have that.”
The Eagles loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth against Brandon Neely. When Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan came out to talk to his closer, the Gators were charged with their seventh defensive mound visit, one over the limit. Under the rule, O’Sullivan had to replace Neely. Cade Fisher came on and got Justin Quinn to fly out.
O’Sullivan blamed himself, though he said someone in the dugout is assigned to keep track of the number.
“No one feels more terrible than I do about it,” he said. “It’s like a player that has a bad game or gives up a run in the ninth or extra innings … you’ve got to move on from it. I apologized to the team after the game, and they said they had my back.”
Florida held on in the ninth after ORU scored on a groundout and had runners on the corners with two outs. Jacob Godman flew out to end the game, and the Gators came pouring out of their dugout to celebrate.
Waldrep (10-3) allowed one run in his six innings despite scattering seven hits and walking three. ORU had at least one man reach base against Waldrep each inning, but the projected first-round pick came up with the big pitch when he needed it most and finished with double-digit strikeouts for a third straight outing.
“Overall the end result was good, and that’s all that matters,” Waldrep said. “It took me a while to settle in. It’s a big stadium, and there was a lot of adrenaline that comes with this game. I didn’t have the best feel for my fastball, but I had my three off-speed pitches work, and that let me control the game.”
ORU starter Harley Gollert (10-2) went into the game off his two worst outings of the season, and things didn’t get better. The left-hander pitched into the third and gave up homers to Ty Evans, Rivera and Luke Heyman and left with his team down 5-1.
Evans’ homer was the Gators’ 133rd of the season, breaking the record of 132 by the 1998 team.
Gollert has surrendered seven homers over three appearances totaling 8 1/3 innings in the NCAA Tournament.
STOUTENBOROUGH AND 2 RELIEVERS STYMIE VIRGINIA OFFENSE TO KEEP TCU ALIVE IN THE CWS WITH A 4-3 WIN
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Sam Stoutenborough and two relievers limited Virginia to five hits, Cole Fontenelle drove in two runs and TCU eliminated the Cavaliers from the College World Series with a 4-3 win Sunday.
The Horned Frogs (43-23) will try to extend their stay when they play Tuesday against Oral Roberts. ORU beat TCU 6-5 in the CWS opener.
“I think everybody was wondering, after the punch to the gut on Friday, how they were going to respond?” coach Kirk Saarloos said. “I didn’t have any question about how they were going to respond. I could see it on the bus. I could see it on Saturday at our practice. … We outlasted them.”
Virginia (50-15) lost a second straight one-run game and went 0-2 for the first time in six CWS appearances. Five of the first six CWS games have been decided by one run.
“Two one-run losses certainly hurts, and I feel for our guys because they’ve had a terrific year,” Cavaliers coach Brian O’Connor said. “That said, we didn’t win, and our goal is to win here in Omaha and have a chance to win a national championship. We certainly fell short of that.”
The Cavaliers entered the game batting a nation-leading .334 for the season, but they never found a rhythm against Stoutenborough, Garrett Wright (3-2) and Ben Abeldt.
Wright, who typically enters games late and throws fewer than 25 pitches, was called on for middle relief and threw 43, his second most in an outing this season.
“I just wanted the baseball,” Wright said. “I just wanted to give our team the best chance to win. And so ’Loos thought it was the best idea to come in earlier and get it to Ben in the back end. That’s what I did.”
Virginia starter Connelly Early (12-3), who came in having allowed two earned runs in 13 1/3 innings in the NCAA Tournament, gave up single runs in the first and third innings and was relieved by Brian Edgington to start the sixth.
Edgington, who pitched a complete game in the super regional-clinching win over Duke last week, allowed a base hit and walk before Elijah Nunez’s two-out single gave the Frogs a 3-1 lead.
Ethan Anderson homered leading off the seventh — Virginia’s first hit since the first inning — but the Frogs got that run back the next inning when 9-hole batter Austin Davis drove a ball over center fielder Ethan O’Donnell for an RBI double.
Virginia was within a run in the eighth when Harrison Didawick singled, stole second, moved over on a fly and came home on O’Donnell’s RBI groundout.
Abeldt pitched the ninth for his second save. He struck out .400-hitter Kyle Teel and got Anderson to ground out before Casey Saucke singled up the middle and took second when center fielder Elijah Nunez bobbled the ball. Abeldt struck out Anthony Stephan to end the game.
TCU, which lost 6-5 to Oral Roberts on Friday, has won at least one game in each of its six CWS appearances.
Fontenelle, batting .519 in the NCAA Tournament, drove in runs with a sacrifice fly and groundout.
Virginia had four three-up, three-down innings and was 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.
“We just weren’t competitive enough in our approach in those at-bats,” O’Connor said. “I thought we did a terrific job managing the innings from a pitching and defensive standpoint. TCU left 12 runners on base, so that’s a testament to our guys that they buckled down and didn’t let the big inning happen. That gave us a chance.”
BRADLEY BEAL BEING TRADED TO PHOENIX BY WASHINGTON, AP SOURCE SAYS
(AP) — Bradley Beal will soon be part of the NBA’s newest Big 3, after the three-time All-Star agreed Sunday to be traded to the Phoenix Suns and team up with Kevin Durant and Devin Booker in a trio with serious offensive firepower and championship aspirations.
The Suns agreed to send Chris Paul, Landry Shamet and a package of future second-round picks to Washington, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. Some pick swaps will also be part of the trade, said the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending league approval.
The biggest domino to fall was this: Beal waived his no-trade clause to be sent to the Suns, agent Mark Bartelstein said Sunday. There is a chance that the trade could eventually include a third team, particularly if a club wants to acquire Paul, but the basic framework is done.
ESPN first reported details of the trade.
For Phoenix, a franchise that had a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals against Milwaukee in 2021 before falling in six games, the motivation is obvious – to win a title. The Suns will be different this coming season; Frank Vogel is succeeding the fired Monty Williams (who is now in Detroit) as coach, Paul will no longer be the starting point guard who is still searching for his first championship, and Durant and Booker will have a training camp together for the first time.
It’s also the start of something new, and probably needed, in Washington. The Wizards have finished with a losing record in each of the last five years, missing the playoffs in four of those, and haven’t won a postseason series since 2018. The Wizards will pick eighth in Thursday’s draft, and Kyle Kuzma and Kristaps Porzingis could decide later this week to become free agents by declining player options – moves that seem likely.
The deal was struck less than a week after Denver topped Miami in the NBA Finals, and with the Heat having also spent the last few days working with the Wizards on the possibility of acquiring Beal.
It also begins a week where Victor Wembanyama will be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday by San Antonio – and where more players could be on the move, since trades frequently happen on draft night.
It is the second major acquisition for owner Mat Ishbia in Phoenix. He landed Durant for a massive combination of players and first-round draft picks just days after formally taking over the Suns in February.
There are three active players in the NBA with at least 500 games played while averaging at least 22 points per game. Phoenix now has three of them in Beal, Durant and Booker. They will make about $130 million combined next season, meaning the Suns will pay a ransom in salary and tax for this title shot.
Starting with 2017-18 – Beal’s first All-Star season – he’s averaged 26.0 points per game. That’s 10th-best in the NBA over that span.
He’s been an All-Star in three of those six seasons and made All-NBA in 2020-21, when he finished second in the scoring race for the second consecutive year.
Beal is entering the second year of what could be a five-year, $251 million contract; the last of those years is at his option and would pay him $57.1 million. Over the next four years, he’s owed about $207.7 million.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES
RODRÍGUEZ RECORDS FOUR RBI IN SERIES FINALE LOSS
DES MOINES, Iowa – Endy Rodríguez drove in a season-high four RBI and Miguel Andújar extended his hitting streak to 20 games, but the Indianapolis Indians lost their fifth-consecutive game to the Iowa Cubs on Sunday afternoon in walk-off fashion at Principal Park, 12-11.
The I-Cubs (39-28) scored six unanswered runs with a five-spot in the eighth inning and one on a Yonathan Perlaza sacrifice fly in the ninth. It was the third walk-off win against the Indians (29-38) this season and the sixth time they have lost while leading after the seventh inning.
Indianapolis got on the board first via a leadoff home run by Chris Owings on the first pitch of the contest, but the lead didn’t last long as Iowa tied the game in the bottom half of the opening frame. Rodríguez’s first two-run double of the game to retake the lead in the third was quickly erased as Iowa countered with a four-spot.
The back-and-forth nature of the contest continued as the Indians put up four runs of their own in the fourth. Two bases-loaded walks tied the game at 5-5 before Rodríguez lined a double down the right-field, scoring Alika Williams and Vinny Capra to cap the scoring.
Still leading by one run in the seventh, Indianapolis tacked on four more runs via an Andújar double – extending his hitting streak to 20 games, one shy of the Victory Field era record set by Rajai Davis in 2007 – and Aaron Shackelford three-run blast into the right-field corner.
Iowa’s five-run eighth inning was highlighted by run-scoring singles off the bats of Bryce Windham, Jared Young and David Bote. With the game tied in the ninth inning, Bailey Horn (W, 6-1) erased runners at the corners to end an Indians threat. Three walks by Duane Underwood Jr. (L, 0-1) in the ninth inning led to the walk-off.
Capra led the Indians offense a career-high tying four hits, his first such performance since Aug. 5, 2021 with Double-A New Hampshire vs. Hartford.
The Indians return to Victory Field at 7:05 PM ET on Tuesday to begin a six-game series against the Columbus Clippers. Neither team has named a starter for the series opener.
GAME RECAP: FEVER LATE RALLY NOT ENOUGH AGAINST ATLANTA ON SUNDAY NIGHT
INDIANAPOLIS – A valiant fourth quarter rally from the Indiana Fever (4-7) was not enough to overcome the Atlanta Dream in a 100-94 loss at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Sunday’s 34 points in the fourth quarter from Indiana was the highest scoring quarter of the season as a team and reduced a 16-point lead to four in the final seconds in the second of four regular season matchups with the Dream this season.
In her fourth game this season finishing with at least 20 points, Aliyah Boston led the Fever in scoring with 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting, tying her career-high scoring output. In addition, Boston added a career-best four blocked shots.
Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell also earned herself her fourth 20-point game of the season as she recorded a season-high 24 points, to go along with four assists. Erica Wheeler dished out a team-high eight assists in support of the scoring attack, while Kristy Wallace contributed 13 points and five rebounds off the bench for Indiana.
Both teams opened the game with slow starts, as Indiana held Atlanta to 4-of-10 shooting from the floor within the first five minutes. The Dream improved quickly, ending the quarter shooting nearly 53 percent (9-of-17). Mitchell guided the Fever on the offensive end as she contributed seven points in the first quarter and shot 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Atlanta maintained and extended the lead to nine toward the end of the quarter, leading, 23-14.
Indiana continued to chip away at the Atlanta lead throughout the second quarter. Boston found her rhythm in the quarter as she pitched in nine of her 13 first half points while shooting 3-of-4 from the court and 3-of-3 from the free throw line. Though outscoring Atlanta 27-25 in the second quarter and shooting 9-of-17 from the floor, Indiana trailed the Dream entering halftime, 48-41.
Boston remained steady out of the half as she added six points on 3-of-3 shooting to go along with four rebounds in the third quarter. Beginning with a completed layup from Boston, the Fever closed the third quarter on a 9-4 scoring run in the final four minutes. The Dream held on tight to the lead and Indiana entered the fourth frame down 71-60.
In the fourth quarter, Indiana’s highest scoring quarter was highlighted by a 12-of-19 shooting performance. After trailing by 16 with roughly six minutes remaining in the game, the Fever were then down four points after Wallace drained a three-pointer in hopes of completing the comeback. Atlanta’s Allisha Gray was sent to the charity stripe immediately following, where she completed two free throws and sealed the wire-to-wire victory for the Dream.
Atlanta was led in scoring by Gray’s 25 points on the night. She was followed by 2022 Rookie of the Year, Rhyne Howard, with 21 points, Cheyenne Parker with 15 points, and Nia Coffey with 11 points. As a team, Atlanta shot 56.1 percent (37-of-66) on the night.
Indiana allowed Atlanta only three offensive rebounds, the fewest by a Fever opponent this season. The Fever also made more free throws (24) and attempted more free throws (29) than any other game this season.
Fever guard Victoria Vivians left the game in the second quarter and did not return to be evaluated for a concussion.
The Fever hit the road to take on the Seattle Storm on Thursday at 10 p.m. ET from Climate Pledge Arena. Thursday’s game will be broadcast on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page and Amazon Prime.
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|Chi White Sox||31||42||.425||5.5||17 – 17||14 – 25||4 – 12||15 – 11||5 – 8||3 – 7||L 1|
|Kansas City||19||52||.268||16.5||10 – 28||9 – 24||2 – 8||5 – 12||4 – 11||1 – 9||L 1|
|Texas||44||27||.620||–||24 – 13||20 – 14||9 – 7||7 – 2||15 – 8||4 – 6||W 2|
|LA Angels||41||33||.554||4.5||20 – 14||21 – 19||8 – 9||9 – 6||15 – 12||7 – 3||W 1|
|Houston||39||33||.542||5.5||20 – 18||19 – 15||5 – 5||8 – 11||13 – 6||3 – 7||L 4|
|Seattle||35||35||.500||8.5||21 – 17||14 – 18||3 – 6||7 – 6||12 – 10||5 – 5||W 1|
|Oakland||19||55||.257||26.5||9 – 29||10 – 26||3 – 11||3 – 3||4 – 23||5 – 5||L 5|
|Atlanta||46||26||.639||–||24 – 15||22 – 11||17 – 6||6 – 0||10 – 7||8 – 2||W 6|
|Miami||41||31||.569||5||21 – 13||20 – 18||11 – 12||5 – 4||9 – 10||7 – 3||W 4|
|Philadelphia||38||34||.528||8||19 – 11||19 – 23||5 – 8||6 – 4||11 – 12||8 – 2||W 6|
|NY Mets||33||38||.465||12.5||17 – 15||16 – 23||12 – 11||4 – 11||8 – 8||3 – 7||L 2|
|Washington||27||43||.386||18||12 – 24||15 – 19||7 – 15||4 – 3||7 – 11||2 – 8||L 3|
|Milwaukee||37||34||.521||–||21 – 16||16 – 18||3 – 0||11 – 5||7 – 13||4 – 6||W 3|
|Cincinnati||37||35||.514||0.5||17 – 18||20 – 17||7 – 9||11 – 12||4 – 5||8 – 2||W 8|
|Pittsburgh||34||36||.486||2.5||18 – 16||16 – 20||4 – 2||10 – 10||9 – 6||2 – 8||L 6|
|Chi Cubs||33||38||.465||4||20 – 17||13 – 21||6 – 10||6 – 8||9 – 8||7 – 3||L 1|
|St. Louis||29||43||.403||8.5||13 – 21||16 – 22||2 – 4||10 – 13||7 – 13||4 – 6||W 2|
|Arizona||43||29||.597||–||23 – 18||20 – 11||10 – 11||6 – 3||16 – 9||6 – 4||L 1|
|San Francisco||39||32||.549||3.5||18 – 17||21 – 15||9 – 7||13 – 7||8 – 7||8 – 2||W 7|
|LA Dodgers||39||33||.542||4||22 – 14||17 – 19||9 – 6||12 – 11||12 – 10||4 – 6||L 3|
|San Diego||35||36||.493||7.5||19 – 20||16 – 16||9 – 7||6 – 8||11 – 10||7 – 3||W 2|
|Colorado||29||45||.392||15||16 – 19||13 – 26||11 – 14||8 – 7||4 – 15||3 – 7||L 5|
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1846 Alexander Cartwright’s New York Knickerbockers plays its first game against an opposing club, losing 23-1 to the New York Nine at Elysian Fields in New Jersey. The contest was considered the first organized baseball game to use Cartwright’s rules, which featured foul territory, outs made by tagging runners, and three outs per side.
(Ed. Note: Our thanks to Alexander Joy Cartwright IV for sharing this historical fact. -LP)
1903 In Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood, a baby boy weighing nearly 14 pounds becomes the second child of four born to German immigrants Heinrich and Christina Gehrig. The parents name their only surviving child Lou, a future Hall of Fame first baseman for the Yankees, lauded for his exceptional play, durability, and courage battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which will become synonymous with his name.
1927 Jack Scott becomes the last pitcher to go the distance in both ends of a doubleheader. The 35-year-old Phillies right-hander, who will compile a 9-20 record, beats Cincinnati in the opener, 3-1, but loses the nightcap, 3-0, in the Redlands Field twin bill.
1941 Joe DiMaggio goes 3-for-3 against the White Sox to extend his consecutive game hit streak to 32. The Yankee Clipper’s perfect day at the plate, which includes two singles and a home run, contributes to the Bronx Bombers’ 7-2 victory over the Pale Hose at Yankee Stadium.
1942 For the first and only time in a career that spans 1,787 contests, Joe DiMaggio strikes out three times in a game. Indians’ hurler Mel Harder does the deed in the Tribe’s 5-4 victory over the Yankees at Cleveland Stadium.
1942 Boston outfielder Paul Waner singles off Pirate Rip Sewell to collect his 3000th hit in the team’s 7-6 loss to the Pirates at Braves Field. The 39-year-old ‘Big Poison’ becomes the seventh major leaguer to accomplish this feat and the first to do it since 1925.
1952 Carl Erskine throws a no-hitter against the Cubs in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory at Ebbets Field. A third-inning walk to the opposing pitcher, which accounts for the only runner to reach base, may have resulted from skipper Chuck Dressen telling the 25-year-old right-hander to speed up his pitches due to an impending storm.
1961 Roger Maris’ homer leading off the ninth inning off Kansas City pitcher Jim Archer puts the Yankees up by a run, but the A’s will score twice in the bottom of the frame for a 4-3 victory at Municipal Stadium. The ‘Rajah’s’ 25th round-tripper of the season puts him seven games ahead of Babe Ruth’s record pace.
1963 At Yankee Stadium, the Mayor’s Trophy Game is revived, with the cellar-dwelling Mets beating the mighty Yanks, 6-2. Before leaving for the West Coast, the Dodgers would play the Bronx Bombers in the annual midsummer exhibition contest to raise money for sandlot baseball teams.
1963 In his first major league at-bat, Gates Brown delivers a pinch-hit home run in the Tigers’ 9-2 loss to Boston at Fenway Park. The homer will be the first of 16 round-trippers the Tiger outfielder will hit coming off the bench during his 13-year career in Detroit.
1972 At Three Rivers Stadium, Roberto Clemente hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to become the Pirates’ all-time RBI leader. The Pittsburgh right fielder’s three ribbies in the 13-3 drubbing of the Dodgers give the future Hall of Famer a total of 1,274 runs batted in for the Bucs.
1973 The Reds’ Pete Rose and Dodger Willie Davis collect their 2,000th career hit in different games. The Cincinnati infielder, known as ‘Charlie Hustle,’ reaches the milestone with a single against the Giants in the Reds’ 4-0 victory at Candlestick Park, and the LA outfielder, known as 3-Dog, reaches the plateau in front of the home crowd with a two-run home run in the team’s 3-0 victory over Atlanta.
1974 Steve Busby tosses his second no-hitter in 14 months, giving up just one walk, beating the Brewers, 2-0, in the first-ever no-no thrown by a Kansas City hurler at Royals Stadium. Last season, the 23-year-old right-hander as a rookie held Detroit hitless in a 3-0 complete-game victory at Tiger Stadium for the team’s first no-hitter in franchise history.
1977 Before the game, White Sox’s first baseman Lamar Johnson sings the National Anthem, entertaining the hometown fans at Comiskey Park. The 26-year-old infielder continues to strike the right notes, collecting all of Chicago’s hits, two home runs and a double, in the team’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.
1977 The Red Sox, with five home runs in an 11-1 win against the Yankees, set a major league mark by hitting a total of 16 round-trippers in three consecutive games, including five yesterday and six the day before. The power surge at Fenway Park provides the energy needed for a three-game sweep of the Bronx Bombers, who do not hit any round-trippers during their trio of contests in Boston.
1989 Dwight Gooden, with the Mets’ 5-3 victory over the Expos, wins his 100th career game. Doc’s 100-37 career total at the century mark is second only to Hall of Famer Whitey Ford’s 100-36 start with the Yankees in 1958.
1990 Gary Carter breaks a National League mark when he catches his 1,862nd career game in the Giants’ 4-3 loss to San Diego. The ‘Kid’ surpasses Al Lopez, who had established the record for backstops in 1946, after playing 18 seasons in the Senior Circuit with the Dodgers, Braves, and Pirates.
1990 Don Robinson becomes the first hurler to pinch-hit a home run since 1971 when he goes deep off Padres’ southpaw Bruce Hurst, batting for Ed Vosberg in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Giants’ right-hander does not stay in the Candlestick Park contest to pitch, an eventual 4-3 loss to the Friars.
1994 Wally Kaname Yonamine, a three-time batting champ and former Central League MVP, becomes the first American to be inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame as a player. The Hawaiian native, who also played in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, was the first American to join a team in Japan after World War II.
1994 In a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays in Detroit, the Tigers tie the Yankees’ major league record by homering in their 25th consecutive game. Mickey Tettleton’s second-inning shot deep into the right-field upper deck equals the 53-year-old mark.
1995 Darryl Strawberry signs a one-year contract with the Yankees despite being under a sixty-day suspension for drug abuse. During his five seasons in the Bronx, the southpaw-swinging slugger will contribute to the team’s tremendous success in the late ’90s.
1996 Copper Kings infielder Jim Kerr hits the first home run in Devil Rays history. The 21-year-old former Yankees farmhand goes deep in the Buttes Pioneer League opener against Idaho Falls.
1996 Cardinals infielder Ozzie Smith, considered the best all-time defensive shortstop, announces he will retire at the end of the season. In his first year of eligibility, the writers elect the 15-time All-Star infielder to the Hall of Fame.
1996 In the first game played by a minor league affiliate of Tampa Bay’s new expansion team, the GCL Devil Rays lose to the GCL Yankees 10-1. A record crowd of 7,582 attend the contest at Al Lang Stadium to see 18-year-old right-hander Pablo Ortega throw the first pitch in franchise history.
1999 Former Negro League legend Ted Radcliffe becomes the oldest player to appear in a professional baseball game. At the age of 96, in a Northern League game, ‘Double Duty’ takes the mound for the Schaumburg Flyers and throws one pitch to Fargo-Moorhead DH Matt Faulken before leaving the game to a standing ovation at Alexian Field.
2001 At Jacobs Field, Ellis Burks hits three solo home runs, beginning with one in the sixth, followed by an eighth-inning round-tripper, and then delivers once more in the bottom of the twelfth. Unfortunately, the Indians DH’s home run heroics prove not enough when Minnesota beats the Tribe, 10-9, in 12 innings.
2003 During a College World Series contest against Stanford, a pitch strikes Cal State Fullerton shortstop Justin Turner on the left side of his face as he attempts to bunt. Then, adding insult to injury, the future Mets infielder also suffers a broken ankle when he unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting hit by the 87-mph fastball thrown by Matt Manship.
2003 Reds hurler Paul Wilson, trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, takes exception to a pitch that moves inside and glances off the catcher’s glove. As the ball is retrieved, he starts jawing with Kyle Farnsworth and then charges the mound, where he is pummeled by the Cubs reliever, igniting a bench-clearing brawl.
2007 On the bus ride to Shea Stadium to take on the Mets in an interleague contest, Twins’ color commentator Bert Blyleven says he will have his head shaved if tonight’s starter, Johan Santana, throws a complete-game shutout. The left-hander from Venezuela will shave the broadcaster’s head after going the distance in Minnesota’s 9-0 victory over New York’s National League team.
2008 The Braves set a major league mark when they drop their record 22nd straight one-run decision on the road when Texas rallies for a 5-4 victory at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Royals established the previous record of 21 during a stretch spanning over the 2000-01 seasons.
2008 At KeySpan Park, 22-year-old Staten Island Yankee ambidextrous hurler Pat Venditte Jr. pitches a scoreless ninth inning in his first minor league appearance, including striking out a very frustrated Ralph Henriquez to end the game. Delaying the game to adjust his shin guard each time he changes batter boxes, the Brooklyn Cyclones switch-hitter is told by the umpiring crew first to select from which side of the plate he intends to hit, then tells the pitcher to declare which arm he will use to pitch.
2008 The Mariners fire manager John McLaren after the potential playoff team gets off to a 25-47 start. Bench coach Jim Riggleman becomes the club’s fifth manager in the past six seasons, guiding the eventual fourth-place club to a 36-54 (.400) record for the remainder of the season.
2010 Due to his criticism of the team’s upper management on his Facebook page, the Pirates fire a mascot that participates in the in-game pierogi race. The 24-year-old, who Pittsburgh will reinstate, is offered a position by the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League, an independent baseball organization, to become one of its racing hot dogs.
2011 After less than one season in the dugout, Edwin Rodriguez unexpectedly resigns as the manager of the struggling last-place Marlins, who have dropped 17 of 18 contests this month. During his brief tenure with Florida, the first Puerto Rican-born manager in major league history compiled a 78-86 record with the team.
2013 Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, is introduced by the Astros at a Minute Maid Park press conference. The Stanford right-hander, a Houston native and a fan of the team growing up, will receive a $6.35 million signing bonus, which is significantly less than the assigned slot value of $7.8 million.
2015 After being suspended last season, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 29th major leaguer to collect his 3,000th hit when he blasts a first-inning solo home run off Detroit ace Justin Verlander in the team’s 7-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers’ DH joins Derek Jeter, the last person to reach the magic number, and Wade Boggs as the only players to hit a round-tripper to reach the historic milestone.
2015 “@Yankeefan98 I’ll give him the finger and a dummy ball. That man deserves favors from no one, least of all a fan.” – Zack Hample, a Tweet from the fan who caught A-Rod’s 3000th hit. Zack Hample, the author of How to Snag Major League Baseballs: More Than 100 Tested Tips That Really Work, catches Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit, a first-inning solo home run to right field off Detroit ace Justin Verlander. Hample, not a big fan of the New York slugger, will hold on to the historic horsehide for a week, before receiving perks from the Yankees for catching the ball, including getting the team to donate a significant amount of money to Pitch In for Baseball, a charity that gives equipment to the underprivileged kids.
2019 Shohei Ohtani becomes the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. The 24-year-old DH singles in the seventh inning to complete the rare feat in the Angels’ 5-3 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.
2019 In an attempt to break out of a batting slump, Gerardo Parra, signed by the Nationals in May, changes his walkup music, choosing Pinkfong’s Baby Shark, a favorite of his two-year-old daughter. The reserve outfielder stays with the children’s song after hitting a home run, starting a tradition at Nationals Park that finds thousands of fans and players in the dugout snapping their arms like the jaws of a shark in time with the music.
Football History for June 19
June 19, 1943 – The Boston Yanks franchise starts operations and plays from 1944 through the 1948 season. According to the American Football Fandom webpages the team played its home games at Fenway Park. Games that conflicted with the Boston Red Sox schedule were held at the Manning Bowl in Lynn, Massachusetts. Team owner Ted Collins, who managed singer Kate Smith, picked the name “Yanks” because he originally wanted to run a team that played at New York City’s Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately, the Yanks could only manage a 2-8 record during its first regular season. A player shortage caused by World War II, forced the Yanks to merged with the Brooklyn Tigers for the 1945 season, and stay branded as the Boston Yanks. The merged team played four home games in Boston and one in New York. But fans from neither city cared as they finished with a 3-6-1 record. A season later when Brooklyn Tigers owner Dan Topping announced his intentions to join the All-America Football Conference in 1946, his NFL team was revoked and all of its players were reassigned to the Yanks. They tried a stint in the Big Apple but to no avail and they folded shop in 1948.
June 19, 1943 – The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles merge to form the war time “Steagles” team.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Place of Birth: Rogers, TX
Date of Birth: Jun 01, 1916
Place of Death: Coffeyville, KS
Date of Death: Mar 12, 1983
Jersey Number: 48
High School: Temple, TX (Temple HS)
His full name was Charles Collins Aldrich, but he was always known as Ki Aldrich. It was a nickname he carried from childhood. He is listed as Ki Aldrich in the NCAA all-time guide, the Texas Christian letterman’s roster, and the pro football player’s roster. In his sophomore year, 1936, Texas Christian went 9-2-2 and beat Marquette 16-6 in the first Cotton Bowl. TCU was 4-4-2 in 1937 and soared to 11-0 in 1938. TCU was voted national champion in the Associated Press poll and beat Carnegie Tech 15-7 in the Sugar Bowl. Aldrich, 5′-11″ and 198 pounds, was a great blocker as a center on offense and a terrific linebacker on defense. His coach, Dutch Meyer, said, “That boy wanted to play football more than anyone I ever knew. He liked in rough.” His teammate, Sammy Baugh, called him “the toughest player I ever knew.” Life Magazine in 1938 called him “probably the greatest linebacker in history.” Aldrich blocked for Baugh in 1936 and for Davey O’Brien in 1937-38. He was named to the all-time Southwest Conference team. He played pro with the Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins 1939-42, 1945-47, with time out for U.S. Navy service. After football he served as superintendent of the Lena Pope Orphange in Rogers, Texas. Ki Aldrich was born June 1, 1916, in Rogers, Texas. He died March 12, 1983.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
11 – 17
June 19, 1846 – The First officially recognized baseball game was played in Hoboken, New Jersey. The contest was played under the Knickerbocker Rules which are also known as Cartwright Rules after the then seated President of the Knickerbocker Club, Alexander J. Cartright in Septmber of 1845. There is not much clarity on the contest but it appears that the Knicks played and lost to a team by the name of the New York Nines or NY Gothams by the score of 23 to 1.
June 19, 1938 – Pittsburgh Pirates legend Paul Waner, wearing Number 11 crushed a homer off of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Pete Sivess to carry the Pirates to an 8-0 victory over their cross state rivals.
June 19, 1942 – That same Paul Waner earned his 3000th hit becoming only the seventh player at the time to reach such a lofty MLB milestone.
June 19, 1943 – The Steelers and Eagles merge agreement officially ended. Yes I guess you could say the Steagle had landed.
June 19, 1952 – The Brooklyn Dodger’s Carl Erskine, Number 17 in the program that day, tossed a no-no against the Chicago Cubs, in a 5-0 victory for Dodger Blue.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Larry Walker grew up with sticks, skates and pads as a hockey hopeful. His sports destiny, however, landed him on the baseball diamond – and with a permanent place in the game’s storied history. Born Dec.1, 1966, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Walker followed the path of thousands of other Canadian athletes into the junior hockey ranks. His brother, Carey, was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, and Larry had visions a National Hockey League career like the one of Cam Neely, a future Boston Bruin who was Walker’s teammate in junior hockey. However, Walker was relegated to duty as a third-string goalie before being cut at age 17. “It’s a game I miss,” Walker said of hockey. “I grew up playing it.” But Walker proved a fast learner once he switched to baseball. Though there are few high school baseball teams in Canada due to the short spring season, Walker played on regional teams and was eventually signed by the Montreal Expos in 1984 as an undrafted free agent. From there, Walker was on the fast track to success. After finishing seventh in the 1990 National League Rookie of the Year voting, Walker harnessed his five-tool talent with a work ethic born on the frozen ponds of his home country. He made his first All-Star team in 1992 and also won his first Gold Glove Award that same year, then led the Expos to a 74-40 record in 1994 before the strike ended the season. The next year, Walker joined the Rockies as a free agent and began a nine-year stretch that saw him develop into one of the game’s most complete players. Between 1995 and 2003, Walker won one home run title (49 in 1997), three batting titles (1998, 1999, 2001), five Gold Glove Awards in right field and the 1997 NL MVP Award. That year, in addition to his league-best 49 home runs, he posted 130 RBI, a .366 average and 33 stolen bases. His 409 total bases that year is the 18th-best total in big league history. “He’s the most talented player I’ve ever had,” said former manager Don Baylor. “He never misses the cutoff man, he never throws to the wrong base; he has speed, power and intelligence. All you have to do is write his name down in the lineup and he’ll take care of the rest.” Walker, who battled injuries for his entire career, was traded to the Cardinals in 2004 and retired after the following season. His final numbers: a .313 career batting average, 383 home runs, 1,311 RBI, 230 stolen bases and seven Gold Glove Awards. His career slugging percentage of .565 ranks 12th all-time, and his career OPS of .965 ranks 15th. Walker was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2020.
|COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES||TIME ET||TV|
|Stanford vs. Tennessee||2:07pm||ESPN|
|Wake Forest vs. LSU||7:07pm||ESPN|
|MLB REGULAR SEASON GAMES||TIME ET||TV|
|St. Louis at Washington||4:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Kansas City at Detroit||6:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Toronto at Miami||6:40pm||Sportsnet|
|Chi. Cubs at Pittsburgh||7:05pm||MARQ|
|Colorado at Cincinnati||7:10pm||ATTSN-RM|
|Boston at Minnesota||7:40pm||NESN|
|Arizona at Milwaukee||8:10pm||Bally Sports|
|NY Mets at Houston||8:10pm||MLBN|
|Texas at Chi. White Sox||8:10pm||MLBN|
|San Diego at San Francisco||9:45pm||Bally Sports|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Armenia vs Latvia||12:00pm||FS2|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: France vs Greece||2:45pm||FS1|