INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SEMI-STATE

NORTH

1. LAPORTE (SCHREIBER FIELD)
CLASS 1A | LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (25-6) VS. SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (21-9) | 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT
CLASS 4A | ZIONSVILLE (22-12) VS. PENN (24-6) | TO FOLLOW

2. KOKOMO (MUNICIPAL STADIUM)
CLASS 2A | WAPAHANI (24-4) VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (20-7) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
CLASS 3A | NEW CASTLE (18-5-1) VS. ANDREAN (29-4) | TO FOLLOW

SOUTH

3. MOORESVILLE (PIONEER FIELD)
CLASS 2A | LINTON-STOCKTON (15-9-1) VS. CENTERVILLE (20-5) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
CLASS 4A | COLUMBUS EAST (15-16-1) VS. INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (17-10-2) | TO FOLLOW

4. JASPER (RUXER FIELD)
CLASS 1A | TECUMSEH (18-12) VS. SHAKAMAK (16-13) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
CLASS 3A | SILVER CREEK (29-6) VS. BREBEUF JESUIT (25-4) | TO FOLLOW

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE FINALS

FRIDAY, JUNE 10
CLASS 1A | TECUMSEH (28-5) VS. SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (23-6) | 5:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM CT
CLASS 3A | TRI-WEST HENDRICKS (29-2) VS. SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (27-3) | 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT  

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
CLASS 2A | NORTH POSEY (24-1) VS. EASTSIDE (28-1) | 4:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM CT
CLASS 4A | RONCALLI (32-0) VS. HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (28-1) | 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT

INDIANA BOYS GOLF SECTIONALS

1. VALPARAISO (9) | FOREST PARK GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9 AM CT | RESULTS 
BOONE GROVE, CHESTERTON, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL, HAMMOND MORTON, HOBART, MORGAN TOWNSHIP, PORTAGE, VALPARAISO, WHEELER

2. LAKE CENTRAL (12) | PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8 AM CT | RESULTS 
ANDREAN, CALUMET, CROWN POINT, GRIFFITH, HANOVER CENTRAL, HIGHLAND, ILLIANA CHRISTIAN, LAKE CENTRAL, LOWELL, MERRILLVILLE, MUNSTER, WHITING

3. LAPORTE (10) | BEECHWOOD GOLF COURSE | FRI, 8 AM CT | RESULTS 
KNOX, LACROSSE, LAPORTE, MICHIGAN CITY, NEW PRAIRIE, NORTH JUDSON-SAN PIERRE, OREGON-DAVIS, RIVER FOREST, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS), WESTVILLE

4. LOGANSPORT (13) | DYKEMAN PARK GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9:30 AM ET | RESULTS 
CASTON, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (DEMOTTE), KANKAKEE VALLEY, LOGANSPORT, NORTH NEWTON, PIONEER, RENSSELAER CENTRAL, ROCHESTER COMMUNITY, SOUTH NEWTON, TRI-COUNTY, TWIN LAKES, WEST CENTRAL, WINAMAC COMMUNITY

5. HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (13) | COYOTE CROSSING GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9 AM ET | RESULTS 
BENTON CENTRAL, CARROLL (FLORA), CLINTON CENTRAL, CLINTON PRAIRIE, DELPHI COMMUNITY, FAITH CHRISTIAN, FRONTIER, HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE), LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC, LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON, MCCUTCHEON, ROSSVILLE, WEST LAFAYETTE

6. WESTFIELD (10) | ULEN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB | MON, 8:45 AM ET 
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN, CARMEL, FRANKFORT, GUERIN CATHOLIC, LEBANON, SHERIDAN, UNIVERSITY, WESTERN BOONE, WESTFIELD, ZIONSVILLE

7. SOUTH BEND RILEY (13) | ERSKINE GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
ELKHART, ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GLENN, LAVILLE, MISHAWAKA, MISHAWAKA MARIAN, PENN, SOUTH BEND ADAMS, SOUTH BEND CLAY, SOUTH BEND RILEY, SOUTH BEND SAINT JOSEPH, SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON, TRINITY SCHOOL AT GREENLAWN

8. NORTHRIDGE (12) | MEADOW VALLEY GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8 AM ET | RESULTS 
BETHANY CHRISTIAN, BREMEN, CONCORD, FAIRFIELD, GOSHEN, JIMTOWN, LAKELAND, NORTHRIDGE, NORTHWOOD, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS, WEST NOBLE, WESTVIEW

9. EAST NOBLE (12) | NOBLE HAWK GOLF LINKS – KENDALLVILLE | FRI, 9 AM ET | RESULTS 
ANGOLA, CARROLL (FORT WAYNE), CENTRAL NOBLE, CHURUBUSCO, DEKALB, EAST NOBLE, EASTSIDE, FORT WAYNE NORTHROP, FREMONT, GARRETT, HAMILTON, LEO

10. WARSAW (12) | ROZELLA FORD GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8 AM ET | RESULTS 
COLUMBIA CITY, CULVER ACADEMIES, CULVER COMMUNITY, HUNTINGTON NORTH, MANCHESTER, NORTHFIELD, PLYMOUTH, TIPPECANOE VALLEY, TRITON, WARSAW COMMUNITY, WAWASEE, WHITKO

11. FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY (13) | CHESTNUT HILLS GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET | RESULTS 
FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER, FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS, FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN, FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY, FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN, FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE SNIDER, FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE WAYNE, HERITAGE, HOMESTEAD, NEW HAVEN, WOODLAN

12. PERU (12) | ROCK HOLLOW GOLF CLUB | MON, 9 AM ET 
EASTERN (GREENTOWN), KOKOMO, LEWIS CASS, MACONAQUAH, NORTH MIAMI, NORTHWESTERN, PERU, SOUTHWOOD, TAYLOR, TRI-CENTRAL, WABASH, WESTERN

13. NORWELL (12) | TIMBER RIDGE GOLF CLUB | FRI, 9 AM ET | RESULTS 
ADAMS CENTRAL, BELLMONT, BLACKFORD, BLUFFTON, EASTBROOK, MADISON-GRANT, MARION, MISSISSINEWA, NORWELL, OAK HILL, SOUTH ADAMS, SOUTHERN WELLS

14. INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (11) | MAPLE CREEK GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET | RESULTS 
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, INDIANAPOLIS ARSENAL TECHNICAL, INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD, INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL, INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA MEMORIAL, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF INDIANA, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, LAWRENCE NORTH, NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS), PARK TUDOR, WARREN CENTRAL

15. NOBLESVILLE (12) | HARBOUR TREES GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
ALEXANDRIA MONROE, ANDERSON, DALEVILLE, ELWOOD COMMUNITY, FISHERS, FRANKTON, HAMILTON HEIGHTS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN, LAPEL, NOBLESVILLE, PENDLETON HEIGHTS, TIPTON

16. MONROE CENTRAL (12) | HICKORY HILLS GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
COWAN, DELTA, JAY COUNTY, MONROE CENTRAL, MUNCIE BURRIS, MUNCIE CENTRAL, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN, UNION CITY, WAPAHANI, WES-DEL, WINCHESTER COMMUNITY, YORKTOWN

17. GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (13) | HAWK’S TAIL OF GREENFIELD | MON, 9 AM ET 
BLUE RIVER VALLEY, EASTERN HANCOCK, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, KNIGHTSTOWN, MORRISTOWN, MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE), NEW CASTLE, NEW PALESTINE, SHELBYVILLE, SHENANDOAH, SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE), TRITON CENTRAL, WALDRON

18. UNION COUNTY (11) | LIBERTY COUNTRY CLUB | MON, 9 AM ET 
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN, CENTERVILLE, CONNERSVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, HAGERSTOWN, NORTHEASTERN, RICHMOND, RUSHVILLE CONSOLIDATED, TRI, UNION (MODOC), UNION COUNTY

19. ATTICA (11) | HARRISON HILLS COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET | RESULTS 
ATTICA, COVINGTON, CRAWFORDSVILLE, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL, GREENCASTLE, NORTH MONTGOMERY, NORTH PUTNAM, PARKE HERITAGE, SEEGER, SOUTH VERMILLION, SOUTHMONT

20. INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS (11) | SOUTH GROVE GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
BEECH GROVE, BEN DAVIS, BREBEUF JESUIT PREPARATORY, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDPLS), DECATUR CENTRAL, INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER, INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS, INDIANAPOLIS GEORGE WASHINGTON COMMUNITY, INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE, PIKE, RIVERSIDE, SPEEDWAY

21. MARTINSVILLE (12) | FOXCLIFF GOLF COURSE | MON, 9:30 AM ET 
AVON, BROWNSBURG, CASCADE, CLOVERDALE, DANVILLE COMMUNITY, MARTINSVILLE, MONROVIA, MOORESVILLE, OWEN VALLEY, PLAINFIELD, SOUTH PUTNAM, TRI-WEST HENDRICKS

22. LINTON-STOCKTON (12) | PHIL HARRIS GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
BLOOMFIELD, CLAY CITY, EASTERN GREENE, LINTON-STOCKTON, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG), NORTHVIEW, SHAKAMAK, SULLIVAN, TERRE HAUTE NORTH VIGO, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH VIGO, WEST VIGO, WHITE RIVER VALLEY

23. VINCENNES LINCOLN (13) | CYPRESS HILLS GOLF CLUB OF VINCENNES | FRI, 9 AM ET | RESULTS 
BARR-REEVE, GIBSON SOUTHERN, NORTH DAVIESS, NORTH KNOX, PIKE CENTRAL, PRINCETON COMMUNITY, SOUTH KNOX, TECUMSEH, VINCENNES LINCOLN, VINCENNES RIVET, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON CATHOLIC, WOOD MEMORIAL

24. EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (12) | HELFRICH HILLS GOLF COURSE | THURS, 7 AM ET | RESULTS 
BOONVILLE, CASTLE, EVANSVILLE BOSSE, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL, EVANSVILLE DAY, EVANSVILLE F.J. REITZ, EVANSVILLE HARRISON, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI, EVANSVILLE NORTH, EVANSVILLE REITZ MEMORIAL, MT. VERNON, NORTH POSEY

25. FRANKLIN COMMUNITY (12) | THE LEGENDS GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
CENTER GROVE, EDINBURGH, FRANKLIN CENTRAL, FRANKLIN COMMUNITY, GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GREENWOOD COMMUNITY, INDIAN CREEK, INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN, PERRY MERIDIAN, RONCALLI, SOUTHPORT, WHITELAND COMMUNITY

26. BLOOMINGTON NORTH (12) | CASCADES GOLF COURSE | MON, 8 AM ET 
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE, BLOOMINGTON NORTH, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, BROWN COUNTY, BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL, CROTHERSVILLE, EDGEWOOD, MITCHELL, SALEM, SEYMOUR, TRINITY LUTHERAN, WEST WASHINGTON

27. GREENSBURG (12) | GREENSBURG COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET | RESULTS 
BATESVILLE, COLUMBUS EAST, COLUMBUS NORTH, EAST CENTRAL, GREENSBURG, HAUSER, JAC-CEN-DEL, LAWRENCEBURG, MILAN, NORTH DECATUR, OLDENBURG ACADEMY, SOUTH DEARBORN,

28. MADISON CONSOLIDATED (11) | SUNRISE GOLF COURSE | MON, 11 AM ET 
AUSTIN, CHARLESTOWN, HENRYVILLE, JENNINGS COUNTY, MADISON CONSOLIDATED, NEW WASHINGTON, RISING SUN, SCOTTSBURG, SHAWE MEMORIAL, SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER), SWITZERLAND COUNTY

29. JASPER (12) | SULTAN’S RUN GOLF CLUB | FRI, 11:30 AM ET | RESULTS 
CRAWFORD COUNTY, FOREST PARK, HERITAGE HILLS, JASPER, LOOGOOTEE, ORLEANS, PAOLI, PERRY CENTRAL, SOUTH SPENCER, SOUTHRIDGE, SPRINGS VALLEY, TELL CITY

30. PROVIDENCE (12) | COVERED BRIDGE GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
BORDEN, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA, CLARKSVILLE, CORYDON CENTRAL, FLOYD CENTRAL, JEFFERSONVILLE, LANESVILLE, NEW ALBANY, NORTH HARRISON, PROVIDENCE, SILVER CREEK, SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH)

NBA PLAYOFFS

GOLDEN STATE 107 BOSTON 88 (SERIES EVEN AT 1-1)

BOX SCORE: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/boxscore.asp?gamecode=2022060509&home=9&vis=2&final=true

NBA WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/wire.asp

WNBA

MINNESOTA 84 NEW YORK 77

ATLANTA 75 INDIANA 66

CHICAGO 91 WASHINGTON 82

LAS VEGAS 84 DALLAS 78

PHOENIX 81 LOS ANGELES 74

CONNECTICUT 93 SEATTLE 86

BOX SCORES: https://www.wnba.com/scores/#/06/05/2022

NHL PLAYOFFS

TAMPA BAY 3 NY RANGERS 2 (NEW YORK LEADS SERIES 2 – 1)

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/boxscore.asp?gamecode=2022060520&home=20&vis=13&final=true

NHL WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/wire.asp

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

PHILADELPHIA 9 LA ANGELS 7

NY YANKEES 5 DETROIT 4 (10)

CLEVELAND 3 BALTIMORE 2

MINNESOTA 8 TORONTO 6

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 6 TAMPA BAY 5

HOUSTON 7 KANSAS CITY 4

SEATTLE 6 TEXAS 5 (10)

BOSTON 5 OAKLAND 2

PITTSBURGH 3 ARIZONA 0

WASHINGTON 5 CINCINNATI 4

SAN DIEGO 6 MILWAUKEE 4 (10)

ATLANTA 8 COLORADO 7

NY METS 5 LA DODGERS 4 (10)

ST. LOUIS 5 CHICAGO CUBS 3 (11)

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp

MLB WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/wire.asp

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS AT OMAHA POSTPONED

GREAT LAKES 8 FORT WAYNE 0

DAYTON 8 SOUTH BEND 3

COLLEGE BASEBALL

ARIZONA 7 CANISIUS 5

OLE MISS 2 MIAMI 1

ARIZONA 4 MIAMI 3

LOUISVILLE 8 OREGON 5

LOUISVILLE 20 MICHIGAN 1

OKLAHOMA STATE 29 MISSOURI STATE 15

OKLAHOMA STATE 14 ARKANSAS 10 (10)

COLUMBIA 15 GONZAGA 6

VIRGINIA TECH 7 COLUMBIA 2

COASTAL CAROLINA 7 VIRGINIA 6

COASTAL CAROLINA 9 E. CAROLINA 1

MARYLAND 10 WAKE FOREST 5

MARYLAND 7 CONNECTICUT 6 (11)

FLORIDA 6 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 5

FLORIDA 7 OKLAHOMA 2

NORTH CAROLINA 6 GEORGIA 5

NORTH CAROLINA 19 VCU 8

AIR FORCE 9 LOUISIANA TECH 7

TEXAS 10 AIR FORCE 1

GEORGIA TECH 16 CAMPBELL 5

TENNESSEE 9 GEORGIA TECH 6

SOUTHERN MISS 4 KENNESAW STATE 3 (10)

SOUTHERN MISS 8 LSU 4

TCU 6 LOUISIANA 1

TEXAS A&M 15 TCU 9

TEXAS TECH 3 GEORGIA SOUTHERN 1

NOTRE DAME 2 TEXAS TECH 1

UCLA 2 FLORIDA STATE 1

AUBURN 9 UCLA 0 (SUSPENDED IN SIXTH INNING)

STANFORD 8 UC SANTA BARBARA 4

STANFORD 8 TEXAS STATE 4

VANDERBILT 14 SAN DIEGO 4

VANDERBILT 8 OREGON STATE 1

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

UCLA 8 FLORIDA 0

TEXAS 5 ARIZONA 2

USFL

PHILADELPHIA 46 BIRMINGHAM 24

TAMPA BAY 13 HOUSTON 3

PGA LEADERBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/golf/final.asp?tour=PGA

LPGA LEADERBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/golf/final.asp?tour=LPGA

INDYCAR POINTS LEADERS: http://hosted.stats.com/racing/index.asp?page=standings&series=IRL

NASCAR POINT LEADERS: http://hosted.stats.com/racing/index.asp?page=standings&series=NASCAR

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

Warriors answer in Game 2, top Celtics 107-88 to even Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Just like in Game 1, the Golden State Warriors took command with a big third quarter.

Unlike Game 1, they finished the job.

The NBA Finals are now tied, after the Warriors turned a close game into a rout with a third-quarter masterpiece. Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Jordan Poole connected from just inside of midcourt to cap the pivotal period and the Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 107-88 on Sunday night in Game 2.

“I thought everybody was more engaged,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after his team improved to 5-0 after a loss in these playoffs. “It’s pretty obvious. Just our level of force and physicality was ramped up quite a bit, and it had to be.”

Poole finished with 17 points for the Warriors, who outscored Boston 35-14 in the third quarter to turn a two-point halftime lead into a 23-point edge. And when the Warriors then scored the first six points of the fourth, the Celtics waved the surrender flag and emptied their bench.

“We said we needed to play with desperation,” Curry said. “That’s what we did.”

Golden State also got 12 from Kevon Looney on 6-for-6 shooting, and 11 apiece from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson.

Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half for Boston. Jaylen Brown added 17 for the Celtics, but fought through a 5-for-17 shooting night, and Derrick White scored 12.

Just like in Game 1, a huge run decided everything. The Celtics went on a 48-18 run in the second half to decide the opener. The Warriors didn’t wait that long in Game 2, going on a 43-14 burst from late in the first half until early in the fourth quarter to turn a tie game into an absolute runaway.

Game 3 is Wednesday in Boston.

Curry had 14 of his points in the third, making three of his five 3-pointers in the quarter. Boston was 4 for 15 in the quarter, got outscored 21-6 on 3s and let the Warriors turn five turnovers into 11 points.

“Steph was breathtaking in that quarter,” Kerr said.

The Celtics turned a 15-point third-quarter deficit into a 15-point fourth-quarter lead in Game 1, but that wasn’t happening again Sunday. Boston coach Ime Udoka even picked up a technical in an effort to show his displeasure with things, including whistles or lack thereof, to no avail.

“I just let them know how I felt throughout the game in a demonstrative way, on purpose, to get a technical,” Udoka said.

Poole provided the exclamation point as the third quarter closed, taking a pass in the final seconds, dribbling over the midcourt stripe, creating a bit of space and letting fly.

Swish.

Curry greeted him with a smile and a hug, the fans at Chase Center leaped to their feet – if they weren’t there already – and the outcome was pretty much decided.

And for the first time, the crowd in the Warriors’ new building finally saw the Celtics lose. Boston entered the night 4-0 in the Warriors’ 3-year-old home, the only team to have won its first four games in the arena.

But giving up 33 points off 19 turnovers meant that streak had no chance of continuing.

“We have to take better care of the ball,” Tatum said.

The Celtics were bidding to join only two other teams – the 1993 Chicago Bulls and 1995 Houston Rockets – on the list of clubs that swept two road games to open the finals. Those Bulls and Rockets went on to win the championship, and 31 of the previous 36 teams to open with 2-0 leads ended up celebrating a title.

All is not lost for Boston. The Celtics need to only win their remaining home games to become champions, though that won’t be easy against a Warriors team that has won at least one road game in an NBA-record 26 consecutive playoff series.

“It is what it is,” said the Celtics’ Al Horford, who had 26 points in Game 1 and was held to two points Sunday. “On to Game 3.”

TIP-INS

Celtics: The Celtics fell to 8-3 on the road in these playoffs. They remain tied for the second-most road wins in a single postseason; the record is nine, set by Houston in 1995. … Robert Williams III, who has dealt with knee issues throughout the playoffs, took a tough fall in the third quarter after getting crashed into by Marcus Smart. He was subbed out 21 seconds later and didn’t return. … Tatum and Brown had 40 of Boston’s first 54 points.

Warriors: Draymond Green’s impact on Game 2: nine points, seven assists, five rebounds, a technical foul and a whole ton of physicality. “No impact,” Horford said. … Andre Iguodala (right knee inflammation) was out for Game 2, after logging 12 minutes in Game 1. But the knee swelled up Saturday and he sat for the 13th time in the Warriors’ last 14 games. … Gary Payton II played for the first time since fracturing his elbow in the Memphis series.

BIG QUARTERS

The Warriors’ 35-14 advantage in the third quarter was the 91st different quarter in these playoffs where one team had a double-digit margin over the other. That’s the most in a single playoff year ever, topping the 90 such quarters in the 2017 playoffs.

STATEMENT GAME

Players and coaches from both teams wore orange T-shirts before the game bearing the words “End Gun Violence” on the front, a topic that Kerr – whose father was killed in an act of gun violence 38 years ago – has spoken out on often. “It comes down to convincing politicians that things like background checks are really crucial, and things that don’t impact people’s Second Amendment rights,” Kerr said.

SPECTACULAR ANNIVERSARY

Sunday marked the 31st anniversary of the first NBA Finals game win for Michael Jordan, when he and the Chicago Bulls rolled past the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 2 in 1991. Jordan made 13 consecutive shots in that game, the last of those the iconic change-hands-in-mid-air layup in the fourth quarter. “A spectacular move by Michael Jordan,” was NBC announcer Marv Albert’s call.

Quin Snyder ends his tenure as Jazz coach after 8 seasons

(AP) — Quin Snyder guided the Utah Jazz to six consecutive playoff appearances, was an NBA coach of the year finalist just last season and won nearly 60% of his games with the franchise.

And he’s decided that was enough.

Snyder resigned Sunday as coach of the Jazz, ending an eight-year run of regular-season success but with the team never getting past the second round of the playoffs in his tenure.

Snyder released a statement through the team, part of it simply saying “it is time.”

“At the core, and what drives me every day is our players and their passion for the game, their desire to constantly work to improve and their dedication to the team and the Jazz,” Snyder said. “I strongly feel they need a new voice to continue to evolve. That’s it. No philosophical differences, no other reason. After eight years, I just feel it is time to move onward. I needed to take time to detach after the season and make sure this was the right decision.”

He went 372-264 with the Jazz, his winning percentage of .585 ranking as 18th-best among NBA coaches who have worked for at least that long. He’s one of only two coaches to have a winning record with the Jazz, Jerry Sloan being the other.

His decision means the Jazz will have a fourth coach in the span of 33 years when next season begins. Sloan was followed by Tyrone Corbin, who was followed by Snyder.

“Quin Snyder has embodied what Jazz basketball is for the last eight years,” Jazz owner Ryan Smith said. “The tireless work ethic and attention to detail Quin displayed each day is a testament to the professional he is. I have nothing but admiration for Quin and respect his decision.”

Snyder was a four-time coach of the month, the most recent of those awards coming this past February. The Jazz had the best record in the NBA in the 2020-21 season, but couldn’t get past the Western Conference semifinals – part of a run where the team has dropped five of its last six playoff series.

And this season simply collapsed: Utah looked the part of a title contender for some of the season, getting off to a 7-1 start and standing at 26-9 when the calendar flipped to 2022. It all changed somewhere along the way; the Jazz had three separate losing streaks of at least four games, and in games played after Jan. 1 wound up going only 25-28.

The first-round ouster continued a troubling trend in Utah of regular-season success never translating to the playoffs. The Jazz were 21-30 in postseason games under Snyder, losing in the first round three times and losing in the second round in their other three playoff appearances during his tenure.

Utah becomes the second team in the league with a current coaching opening, Charlotte being the other. And that makes Snyder’s immediate future unclear.

He was mentioned as a possible candidates for some jobs that were open – the Los Angeles Lakers, for example, a position that wound up going to longtime assistant Darvin Ham. Snyder has even been considered a potential future candidate for a job that hasn’t been open for more than a quarter-century, that being in the one in San Antonio held by NBA wins leader Gregg Popovich.

“I loved my time with Quin,” Jazz center Rudy Gobert when this season ended. “There’s always going to be talk about a lot of things, especially when you have disappointing endings like we had this season.”

Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell offered even more effusive praise for Snyder.

“Love Quin. I love Quin. Love Quin,” Mitchell said after Utah’s first-round ouster. “He’s a guy that gave me an opportunity when I first got here and trusted in me, believed in me. He’s a guy that I think has had so much talked about and he’s been headstrong, he’s been steady with it throughout the year.”

The coaching change could be the first step in an offseason of major change for the Jazz.

Gobert is owed $85 million over the next two years, plus holds a $46.6 million player option for the 2025-26 season. Mitchell is owed $67.5 million for the next two seasons, followed by a $37 million player option. Their relationship has been strained at times, going back to at least the start of the pandemic, when Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 and Mitchell tested positive a day later. And speculation has been rampant since about whether a dynamic scorer like Mitchell and a dominant defender like Gobert can be the sort of 1-2 punch that leads a championship team.

Both will figure to have interest if the Jazz choose to make them available on the trade market – and it’s not outside the realm of possibility that either or both players might ask for a move as well.

“There’s things that could change,” Mitchell acknowledged when the season ended. “I’m not ready to discuss that, to be honest with you right now. Mentally, I’m just not in that headspace to be completely honest with you. I’m really not. For me, this sucks.”

The first change has come. Snyder has left.

“Thank you to our always supportive and passionate fans,” Snyder said. “We only want the best for you and to see you raise a championship banner.”

Palat scores late, Lightning beat Rangers 3-2 in Game 3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Ondrej Palat scored with 42 seconds left and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday to cut their deficit in the Eastern Conference finals to 2-1.

Palat’s goal, off a nifty pass from Nikita Kucherov, capped a comeback that began after Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored power-play goals in a span of just over two minutes in the second period to put the Rangers up 2-0.

Facing the prospect of falling behind 3-0 in a series that began with a pair of losses on the road, the Lightning rallied with Kucherov scoring on the power play in the second period and Steven Stamkos blistering a shot past goalie Igor Shesterkin from the left circle early in the third.

Game 4 is Tuesday night, with New York still in a position to move within one victory of its first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals since 2014.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves for the Lightning.

Artemi Panarin had two assists for the Rangers, and Adam Fox and Zibanejad had primary helpers on power-play goals resulting from a pair of penalties drawn by Shesterkin in the second period.

Tampa Bay’s Corey Perry was whistled for slashing on the first, and Riley Nash went to penalty box for interference before Kreider’s goal made it 2-0 midway through the period.

Lightning coach Jon Cooper cited poor puck management and the lack of a sense of urgency as factors in Tampa Bay starting the series slowly following a nine-day layoff the defending champs earned with a second-round sweep of the Presidents Trophy-winning Florida Panthers.

Neither of those were a factor once the Lightning fell behind by two goals Sunday.

Shesterkin finished with 48 saves, but the Rangers wasted an opportunity to regain control of the game when Kucherov drew a four-minute penalty for high-sticking Zibanejad with just over nine minutes left.

In fact, New York lost the man-advantage when Jacob Trouba subsequently was penalized for tripping Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn.

Shesterkin made save after save to keep the Rangers from falling behind, but couldn’t get his glove up high enough to stop Palat’s winner.

Tampa Bay, which hadn’t lost consecutive playoff games in three years before dropping Games 1 and 2 at Madison Square Garden, rallied from a 3-2 deficit to win its first-round series against Toronto in seven games.

The Lightning swept the Florida Panthers, who had the NHL’s best record during the regular season, before running into problems against the Rangers.

New York has demonstrated an ability to rebound from adversity in these playoffs, too.

The Rangers overcame a 3-1 deficit to beat Pittsburgh in the opening round, then rebounded from losing the first games on the road and trailing Carolina 3-2 before winning another tough seven-game series to reach the East finals.

NOTES: Lightning Brayden Point missed his sixth consecutive game with a lower body injury. He hasn’t played since leaving the lineup during Tampa Bay’s Game 7 victory over Toronto in the first round. … The Rangers lost to the Lightning for the first time this season. They entered Sunday 5-0 against the defending champ, with three of the wins coming during the regular season.

Nats catcher Ruiz ends 5-4 win over Reds with pickoff at 1st

CINCINNATI (AP) Patrick Corbin pitched six effective innings, Josh Bell had a two-run double and catcher Kelbert Ruiz picked Nick Senzel off first base to end the game as the Washington Nationals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Sunday.

Ruiz threw behind Senzel to Bell. His diving tag and Senzel’s dive back to first kicked up a cloud of dirt, but first base umpire Andy Fletcher made the call that survived a Reds challenge and video review.

“That was a weird play – lot of dirt,” Bell said with a grin. “That was a fun way to end it.”

“I saw him take a big lead,” Ruiz said through an interpreter. “Myself and (Bell) just looked at each other and put the play on.”

Nationals manager Dave Martinez called it an “an unbelievably heads-up play.”

Senzel believed Fletcher got the call wrong and blamed himself.

“It should never happen, but that was a design play called. They made a good play, but it should have never happened. … I was safe,” Senzel said. “He never tagged me.”

Reds manager David Bell said players “have to be aware of a lot” in that situation and that it does happen, but “it’s no excuse.”

Earlier in the game, Maikel Franco homered for the first time since May 14 and Washington capitalized on two fourth-inning Cincinnati errors.

The three-game losing streak is the Reds’ longest since dropping nine straight in late April and early May. Washington’s three straight wins follow a four-game losing streak.

“There is no easy way to lose when they’re doing everything they can to win games,” Bell said. “The appearance is that it comes down to one play. That’s not the case at all. There’s a lot of things that went into what happened this weekend.”

Corbin (2-8) overcame nine Cincinnati hits and three first-inning runs in the first to turn in five scoreless innings. Corbin, who didn’t walk anybody and struck out five, has allowed 21 hits in 10 1/3 innings over his last two starts.

“He did a great job battling back from giving up three runs,” Martinez said, adding it was crucial for Corbin to go six. “We needed that inning. Our bullpen’s beat up. He gave us what we needed.”

Victor Arano and Erasmo Ramirez combined to pitch the seventh and eighth before Stephen Cishek overcame a walk and Senzel’s infield hit for his first save since 2019, when he was with the Cubs.

Luis Castillo (2-3) made his his sixth start and allowed a season-high four walks over 6 1/3 innings while slipping to 0-5 in six career starts against the Nationals. Castillo gave up six hits and five runs, three earned, with six strikeouts.

Bell doubled into right field corner to drive in Cesar Hernandez and Lane Thomas with two outs in the first inning. The Reds responded with three straight hits in the bottom of the inning, including back-to-back doubles from Joey Votto and Tyler Stephenson.

Errors by shortstop Kyle Farmer and right fielder Aristides Aquino fueled Washington’s fourth-inning, two-run rally. Luis Garcia drove in Yadiel Hernandez with the first run, and Franco scored as Cesar Hernandez beat out a potential double-play grounder to Votto at first base.

Franco went deep to left in the sixth for his fourth homer of the season.

ROCKY STARTS

Castillo threw 29 pitches and Corbin added 26 in a 33-minute, five-run first inning. Both shook it off to sail through the second inning with a combined 17 pitches.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: RHP Stephen Strasburg (thoracic outlet syndrome) threw a bullpen session Sunday and will travel with the team to Miami, where a decision could be made on when he returns, Martinez said. Strasburg has been out since early April. . Arano walked off the field with an apparent leg injury after misplaying a grounder and falling to the ground in the eighth inning. Arano was getting an MRI, Martinez said.

Reds: RHP Vladimir Gutierrez (right forearm soreness) was placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Saturday, and recalled RHP Jared Solomon.

UP NEXT

Nationals: Tuesday’s starting pitcher at Miami still is to be determined.

Reds: RHP Hunter Greene (2-7), the scheduled starter on Monday against the Diamondbacks, allowed six hits and four runs with eight strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings during his last start on Wednesday at Boston.

Cards rally past Cubs 5-3 in 11 innings, take rubber game

CHICAGO (AP) Juan Yepez singled home automatic runner Nolan Gorman to lead off the 11th inning, Brendan Donovan doubled in an insurance run and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 on Sunday night.

Yepez lined his tiebreaking hit and Donovan delivered off Daniel Norris (0-4), who had pitched a perfect 10th inning.

Genesis Cabrera (3-1) tossed four innings in relief of Adam Wainwright, including a perfect 11th, and allowed a run on two hits while striking out five for the win.

It was Cabrera’s longest outing since throwing 4 2/3 innings in a start against Cincinnati on June 4, 2019. Before Sunday’s game, the 25-year-old lefty quipped to manager Oliver Marmol he felt strong.

“He said `I have four innings in me,'” Marmol said. “And I took him up on it.

“It really is unbelievable for him to take the ball and do what he did. He came right at guys and had all three pitches going.”

Cabrera confirmed the exchange.

“I told him (Marmol) that I had four today and everything went right,” Cabrera said through a translator. “I just went inning by inning. I got the opportunity and I did it.”

St. Louis won for the sixth time in eight games and took the rubber match of a five-game series. The Cardinals tied it at 3 in the ninth after Chicago broke through for a 3-2 lead in the eighth.

Harrison Bader’s second hit of the game was a triple to the wall in center field off Rowan Wick leading off the ninth. Bader scored on a single by pinch-hitter Lars Nootbaar, tying the game and dealing Wick his first blown save in five chances.

Cubs pinch-hitter P.J. Higgins looped an RBI double down the right field line off Cabrera to break a 2-all tie in the eighth. It scored Patrick Wisdom, who had lined his second double of the game.

Jason Heyward and Frank Schwindel had RBIs to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead. Nolan Arenado singled in two runs in the fifth to tie it.

Paul Goldschmidt chopped a pair of infield hits, stretching his on-base streak to a career-high 42 games. The NL batting leader has hit safely in two straight after his 25-game hit streak ended in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader.

Albert Pujols, at DH on Sunday, continued to inch up baseball’s all-time lists. The 42-year-old singled off Wisdom’s glove in the fourth for his 3,319th hit, tying him with Paul Molitor for ninth on the all-time list. He also played in his 3,001 game, tying him with Cal Ripken Jr. for eighth place.

Cubs rookie Christopher Morel singled up the middle in the third to push his career-starting on-base streak to 20 games, extending a franchise record. Nico Hoerner had a double among two hits and scored a run.

Both starters were workmanlike in seven-inning no-decisions.

Wainwright allowed two runs while scattering nine hits and two walks. He struck out none.

It was the second time the 40-year-old righty had gone as many as seven innings with no strikeouts, but he adjusted, even without his best stuff.

“I don’t like not striking out people, but they were doing a good job of putting the ball in play,” Wainwright said. “If I threw if over the plate, they were swinging … and let them get themselves out.”

And, the Cardinals’ defense was crisp. Donovan made a pinpoint throw from right to nail Wisdom at the plate in the sixth after Rafael Ortega had singled to keep the game tied at 2.

Justin Steele limited St. Louis to two runs, one earned, on seven hits. Steele’s solid outing was his longest this season and tied for the longest of his career. The second-year Cubs left-hander hasn’t won since April 9.

“We were in that ballgame the whole game,” Chicago manager David Ross said. “I thought Justin Steele threw a phenomenal game.

“Just a very consistent Justin Steele. We know what’s in there. He gave us a huge outing.”

The Cubs took a 1-0 lead in the first on Schwindel’s sac fly.

Hoerner legged out a double down the line in left in the fourth and scored on Heyward’s single to make it 2-0

The Cardinals tied in the fifth on three straight singles, with Arenado’s smash up the middle driving in the runs.

CHARGED BATTERY

Wainwright and Yadier Molina made their 315th start as batterymates, third all-time in major league history. They’re one game behind the Boston/Milwaukee Braves duo of Warren Spahn and Del Crandall for second place (316).

BACK DOWN

Chicago returned RHP Caleb Kilian to Triple-A Iowa after he made his major league debut in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. A top Cubs prospect, Kilian allowed three runs and three hits in five innings while striking out six in a no-decision.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cardinals: OF Corey Dickerson was placed on the 10-day IL with left calf strain, suffered in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader. In a corresponding move, RHP Jake Walsh was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. . Manager Oliver Marmol said OF Tyler O’Neill (right shoulder impingent) would be reassessed after weekend rehab stint with Memphis. O’Neill went 5 for 13 with a homer in three games. The 26-year-old slugger hit 34 homers with St. Louis in a breakout 2021 season. . RHP Jack Flaherty (right shoulder) was expected to make a rehab start Sunday with Double-A Springfield and throw about 45 pitches. . LHP Steven Matz (shoulder impingement) threw another bullpen session in St. Louis on Sunday.

Cubs: Manager David Ross said rookie OF Seiya Suzuki (left ring finger sprain) batted in the cage on Sunday and could resume full baseball activities on Tuesday. . Ross said INF Jonathan Villar (mouth injury) could return when the Cubs play in Baltimore on Tuesday. . LHP Wade Miley (left shoulder strain) tossed a bullpen session Sunday.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: RHP Dakota Hudson (4-2, 2.96) starts against Rays LHP Jeffrey Springs (2-2, 1.88) at Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Cubs: RHP Keegan Thompson (6-0, 1.99) faces Orioles RHP Kyle Bradish (1-3, 6.82) at Baltimore on Tuesday.

Yanks top Tigers 5-4, 39-15 at 1/3 mark, best since 2001 Ms

NEW YORK (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a 10th-inning sacrifice fly, and the New York Yankees came from behind twice to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Sunday to reach the one-third mark of the season at 39-15, the best in the major leagues in 21 years.

Joey Gallo’s two-run homer in the fifth off overcame an early deficit and the Yankees won for the 10th time in 12 games, completing a three-game sweep of the Tigers and extending their winning streak to six. Their 39-15 record is the winningest after the season’s first third since the 2001 Seattle Mariners were 42-12.

“Just a lot of guys with a hand in the victory again,” manager Aaron Boone said.

Anthony Rizzo tied the score 4-4 in the eighth after he was hit near the left knee by a bounced pitch, stole second and continued to third when second baseman Jonathan Schoop allowed the ball to bounce of his glove for an error. Rizzo slid home when third Harold

Castro’s high throw on Gleyber Torres’ RBI grounder glanced off Eric Haase’s mitt for another error.

“It’s nice always whenever you can impact a game in a big way,” Rizzo said. “I think our pitching and defense has been outstanding. It just allows all of us to play free and just play baseball.”

With Aaron Judge as the automatic runner in the 10th, Rizzo reached on an infield single off off Gregory Soto (2-3) that Schoop knocked down on the right side of second. Donaldson followed with a drive to the left-field warning track for his 13th big league walkoff, his second this year and the Yankees’ sixth.

“I’m just trying to find the barrel at that time to be able to get a ball hopefully up in the air,” Donaldson said. “He’s a tough guy to elevate just because he throws 100 (mph), he’s got a nasty slider and he throws a sinker.”

Ending a rare 11:30 a.m. start, Donaldson’s fly ball gave the Yankees their 20th home win 24 games and a MLB-best 23-7 home mark.

“The biggest thing for us to play any time of the day, eleven thirty game is tough,” Rizzo said. “We want to dominate at home,” Rizzo said. “The more we dominate here, the more the city is going to buzz, the more the fanbase is going to buzz.

Michael King (3-1) struck out the side in the 10th.

Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery allowed two runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings. New York ended a streak of five straight games allowing one run or fewer, its most since six in a row from Sept. 24-30, 1978.

Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera had his 245th game of three hits or more and reached four times. His tying single off Miguel Castro in a two-run eighth was his 3,036th hit. Pinch- runner Kody Clemens – son of Roger – scored on Javier Baez’s single under Rizzo’s glove at first for a 4-3 lead.

Torres had scored for a 3-2 New York advantage in the seventh when Alex Lange walked DJ LeMahieu with the bases loaded.

Baez hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Daz Cameron as the Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the fourth.

“They outplayed us at the game, they outexecuted us and they are a winning team,” Detroit manager AJ Hinch said. “At the end of the game, its gets more magnified when you missed some opportunities.”

Detroit starter Rony Garcia allowed Gallo’s homer over four innings against the team who left him unprotected in the 2019 winter meeting draft.

STRUGGLING

Aaron Hicks was 0 for 2 with runners in scoring position, dropping to 4 for 35 RISP this year. … Gallo, hitting .176, was booed when he took a called third strike with the bases loaded in the seventh. Gallo’s homer was his first 13 games, the sixth-longest drought of his big league career.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: 3B Jeimer Candelario (left shoulder) left in the second after trying to make a diving catch on Donaldson’s double. . LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (sprained left ribcage) threw a bullpen session Sunday and could begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Toledo later this week. . OF Austin Meadows (vertigo) homered in a rehab game for Toledo Saturday and could return Tuesday. Meadows has been on the IL since May 16. . RHP Tyler Alexander (sprained left elbow) pitched two innings in Triple-A Toledo Saturday. . OF Robbie Grossman (strained neck) could start a rehab assignment on Tuesday.

Yankees: RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (right shoulder inflammation) is to throw off flat ground for the first time on Monday. . LHP Zack Britton (elbow) threw his first bullpen session Sunday at Tampa, Florida, since Tommy John surgery last Sept. 9.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Tarik Skubal (4-2, 2.15 ERA) opens a three-game series against Pittsburgh LHP Jose Quintana (1-2, 2.32) on Tuesday in Detroit.

Yankees: RHP Jameson Taillon (6-1, 2.30), who retired the first 21 hitters Thursday against the Angels, opens a three-game series on Tuesday at Minnesota.

Phillies rally late to hand Angels 11th straight loss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bryce Harper knows Bryson Stott as well as anybody. So the Phillies star wasn’t surprised when a big swing by Stott completed Philadelphia’s thrilling comeback against slumping Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels.

Stott hit a game-winning, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning after Harper tied it with a grand slam in the eighth, and the Phillies rallied for a 9-7 victory Sunday that sent the Angels to their 11th straight defeat.

Harper and Stott are best friends who hang out on weekends and watch football together during the offseason in their Las Vegas hometown. Harper said Stott thrived in clutch moments growing up and predicted to teammate Zack Wheeler that the rookie infielder would win the game for the Phillies.

“I could feel it, just the moment, the opportunity,” Harper said. “What a moment for him, the fans, the organization, everybody. It was a huge opportunity for us to win a game today, and Bryson put us on his back that last inning and made it happen.”

It was the fourth victory in a row for the Phillies, who have won all three games under interim manager Rob Thomson since he took over when Joe Girardi was fired Friday. Philadelphia outscored the Angels 26-9 while sweeping the three-game series.

“This was a great series, but we have to keep going,” Harper said. “We have to keep building off this each day.”

Trout went 0 for 3 and is hitless in his last 26 at-bats, the longest drought of his decorated career. The three-time MVP did walk and score a run for the Angels, whose last win came on May 24.

“Things will start falling,” Trout said. “Had some good at-bats today, just try to take it into tomorrow. We’re in it, obviously, on a losing streak. But we’re not going to just come in here and put our heads down. We’re going to keep grinding. Everybody is in here fighting.”

A native of nearby Millville, New Jersey, the nine-time All-Star finished the series 0 for 11 with four strikeouts against his hometown team and is 2 for 20 with seven strikeouts in five career games in Philadelphia.

“It’s obviously good to be back,” Trout said. “I want another outcome, but it’s good to see some people I haven’t seen in a while.”

The Angels are on their longest losing streak since an 11-game slide in August 2016.

“It’s baseball,” Trout said. “There’s going to be some good times and there’s going to be some bad times. Right now it’s just a bad time.”

After blowing a 6-2 lead in the eighth, the Angels went ahead 7-6 in the ninth against Corey Knebel (2-4) when Matt Duffy made up for a costly error at third base with a two-out RBI single.

Singles by Alec Bohm and Didi Gregorius off Los Angeles closer Raisel Iglesias (1-4) put runners on first and second with two outs. Angels manager Joe Maddon, who summoned Iglesias with one out in the eighth, brought in Jimmy Herget to face Stott. The rookie connected on a full-count curveball clocked at 74 mph and sent the home team – and crowd – into a raucous celebration when he cleared the wall in right field.

“I knew I hit it good,” Stott said.

It was the second career homer for Stott, who also went deep in Philadelphia’s series-opening 10-0 win on Friday night.

Harper also doubled, Bohm had three singles and Nick Castellanos and J.T. Realmuto drove in runs for the Phillies.

Jared Walsh had two RBIs, and Jo Adell, Kurt Suzuki and Brandon Marsh also knocked in runs for Los Angeles.

The Angels appeared on their way to finally winning a game when they were ahead 6-2 entering the eighth.

Aaron Loup started the inning and allowed a leadoff single to Odubel Herrera that was followed by an error by Duffy, who threw the ball into the outfield while trying to get Herrera at second on Johan Camargo’s grounder. With the bases loaded, one out and the Angels still ahead by four, Maddon brought in Iglesias to attempt a five-out save.

Iglesias, making his first appearance since May 27, struck out Rhys Hoskins and then had Harper in an 0-2 hole. But the reigning NL MVP worked the count back to 3-2 before launching an 89 mph pitch into the second deck in right field for his 13th homer of the season and sixth career slam.

“He’s got pretty funky stuff,” Harper said. “I was just trying to get something over the plate, stay through something and do a job.”

CLOSER’S STORY

It was the second blown save in 13 chances for Iglesias.

STARTERS’ STORY

The Angels went ahead with five runs in the fourth off Phillies starter Kyle Gibson.

Duffy’s leadoff single, Shohei Ohtani’s double and a walk to Trout loaded the bases with no outs. Walsh’s single scored two runs, RBI singles by Adell and Suzuki plated two more and it was 5-0 after Marsh scored on Tyler Wade’s bunt.

The Phillies got a pair of runs back in the fifth off starter Patrick Sandoval on a sacrifice fly by Castellanos and Realmuto’s RBI groundout.

Sandoval was lifted with two outs in the fifth and allowed two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and four walks.

Gibson gave up six runs on five hits with three strikeouts and two walks.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: Put OF Taylor Ward (right hamstring tightness) on the 10-day injured list and recalled Adell from Triple-A.

Phillies: Placed INF Nick Maton (right shoulder sprain) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Saturday, and activated Gregorius (sprained left knee), who had been sidelined since May 5. Gregorius replaced Camargo in the field in the ninth inning after Camargo injured his right knee rounding first base in the eighth. He will be re-evaluated on Monday.

UP NEXT

Angels: Return home Monday night to begin a four-game series against Boston. RHP Noah Syndergaard (4-3, 4.02 ERA) opposes Red Sox RHP Michael Wacha (3-1, 2.43).

Phillies: After an off day, Philadelphia starts a three-game series at NL Central-leading Milwaukee on Tuesday night. Phillies LHP Ranger Suarez (4-3, 4.69 ERA) faces Brewers RHP Jason Alexander (0-0, 2.57).

Giménez’s 3-run HR propels Guardians past Orioles 3-2

BALTIMORE (AP) Those arriving late for Sunday’s game between Cleveland and Baltimore probably missed the Guardians’ lone offensive salvo, a three-run homer in the first inning by Andres Gimenez.

After that, starter Zach Plesac and the Guardians had just one task: Make the early advantage stand up.

“(Gimenez) took a good swing and then we just hung on for dear life,” manager Terry Francona said. “That’s a long time to hang on.”

Plesac and three relievers dutifully handled the chore, limiting the Orioles to four hits in a 3-2 victory that provided Cleveland with its first series win at Camden Yards since 2018.

Gimenez, the fifth batter of the game, hit a shot to right field off lefty Dean Kremer (0-1) following a single and a walk. Turns out, that was enough offense to get past the last-place Orioles.

Given a 3-0 cushion before throwing his first pitch, Plesac said: “It’s always good going in there and not trying to be too fine, just go in there and pound the zone. It’s definitely huge to take the mound with a lead.”

Plesac (2-4) struck out eight over six innings. He gave up two runs and four hits with no walks to earn his first victory in seven starts since April 27. The right-hander allowed just one single before he hit Trey Mancini with a pitch to open the fourth and Ryan Mountcastle homered to straightaway center.

Baltimore failed to score after getting runners to second and third with no outs in the fifth and went hitless over the final four innings.

Emmanuel Clase got three outs for his ninth save.

The Guardians took two of three from the Orioles and have won five of six overall. Prior to this series, Cleveland had lost four of its last six games in Baltimore while being outscored 51-18.

“We have not played well here – ever,” Francona said. “We’ve come in here and really got pushed around at times.”

Activated from the injured list before the game, Kremer returned from a left oblique strain to give up three runs, five hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings in his season debut. Obtained in the July 2018 trade that sent Manny Machado to the Dodgers, Kremer is 1-9 over 13 career starts.

“If you throw out that first inning he was great,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “I thought he threw the ball extremely well. I’m really encouraged. I thought I saw a lot of improvement from last year.”

HAPPY PLACE

Gimenez smiled broadly when asked about playing at Camden Yards, reconfigured or not.

“I really like this ballpark. There are a lot of good memories here,” he said.

True enough. While playing with New York Mets, Gimenez hit his first big league homer in Baltimore, on Sept. 1, 2020.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Guardians: C Austin Hedges, who strained his right quadriceps muscle on Friday, got a second straight day off after agreeing to the cautious approach broached by Francona via text message. “He said, `You know what? I get it,'” Francona said. “He’s doing OK, but I think it just makes sense to wait until tomorrow.”

Orioles: Prized pitching prospect Grayson Rodriguez will be sidelined until at least September with a Grade 2 lat strain, general manager Mike Elias said. “This is an injury that we have a very, very high degree of confidence is going to heal and he’ll be back to himself in no time,” Elias said, “and at the very least, put himself in a position to join our rotation out of spring training.” Rodriguez, a right-hander, is the top pitching prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. He appeared on the verge of reaching the majors until sustaining the injury during Wednesday’s start for Triple-A Norfolk.

UP NEXT

Guardians: RHP Cal Quantrill (2-3, 3.52 ERA) starts Monday night against Texas in the opener of a seven-game homestand.

Orioles: Following an off day Monday, the Orioles begin a two-game series against the Chicago Cubs. Baltimore has gone 0-6 against the Cubs since winning at Wrigley Field in 2008.

Burger, Grandal key early RBIs, White Sox hold off Rays 6-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jake Burger had a key hit for the second consecutive day and the Chicago White Sox hung on to a large early lead to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5 on Sunday.

Burger, who had a go-ahead, two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning of the White Sox’s 3-2 win on Saturday, had a two-run double during Chicago’s four-run first off Ryan Yarbrough (0-2).

“It was huge to get off to a start like that,” Burger said.

Yasmani Grandal drove in two more on a check-swing opposite-field single to right in the first, and then Andrew Vaughn had an RBI double and Luis Robert added a run-scoring single in the second to make it 6-0.

“Frustrating,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “We got down early. Yarbs just didn’t have the command he needs to have to go out there and pitch like he’s capable of. Felt like he was falling behind and then having to throw strikes that were catching a lot of the plate.”

The Rays didn’t go away entirely, starting with Isaac Paredes hitting a solo homer in the fifth before a four-run sixth pulled Tampa Bay within 6-5.

Yandy Diaz opened the sixth with a single and Ji-Man Choi reached when Grandal was charged with an error for mishandling a throw from shortstop Danny Mendick. Then Harold Ramirez hit a sacrifice fly and Randy Arozarena had an RBI triple before Mike Zunino connected on a two-out, two-run homer.

“They had a couple big swings. The score was 6-5 pretty quick and our bullpen came in and shut it down,” said Vaughn, who had doubles in each of the first two innings, as did Burger.

White Sox starter Lucas Giolito (4-2) gave up five runs, two earned, and eight hits over six innings. Liam Hendriks, the third Chicago reliever, worked the ninth to get his 16th save in 19 chances.

“I believe baseball is so momentum-based. We had it all at the start of the game, and then in my last inning I just didn’t execute a few pitches I needed to maintain it,” Giolito said. “But the rest of the team picked me up big-time, especially the guys coming out of the bullpen.”

Three of Tampa Bay’s four runs in the sixth were unearned. The Rays dropped a season-high eight games behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees.

Yarbrough allowed six runs and eight hits over 68 pitches in 1 2/3 innings.

“We basically lost that because of me today,” Yarbrough said. “The fact that we battled back, there’s a lot of fight in this team.”

Chicago, which won for the fourth time in 11 games, got seven hits in 3 2/3 innings off reliever Ralph Garza Jr., who entered in the fourth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: RHP Lance Lynn (right knee) is scheduled to make his third rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Charlotte. It is possible he could rejoin the White Sox after the outing.

Rays: Reliever Andrew Kittredge (back tightness) was reinstated from the 15-day IL and worked a scoreless ninth.

UP NEXT

White Sox: Right-hander Michael Kopech (1-2) will go against Los Angeles Dodgers righty Mitch White (1-1) on Tuesday night.

Rays: Lefty Jeffrey Springs (2-2) and St. Louis right-hander Dakota Hudson (4-2) are Tuesday night’s scheduled starters at Tampa Bay.

Power gives Penske, Chevrolet win in final Belle Isle race

DETROIT (AP) Will Power had victory within reach on Belle Isle a year ago until a late red-flag led to an electrical malfunction that ruined his race.

In his mind, the Detroit Grand Prix owed him one.

And when Power gets his mind set on something, there’s no holding him back.

Power charged from 16th to the win Sunday to close out the Belle Isle era with a Team Penske victory that returned the Australian to the IndyCar points lead.

Power passed teammate and pole-sitter Josef Newgarden on lap 14 and never looked back, leading 55 of the 70 laps as he found himself in “the zone.”

“It’s hard to get to that place. I used to be there a lot often when I was younger,” said the 41-year-old. “It’s just one of those zones where everything’s clicking so well, you’re 100% in the middle, it’s that flow state. Hard to explain. But I would get in that state for qualifying often, pump out some pretty ridiculous laps. That was the race for me. In a really good spot.”

Power held off Alexander Rossi in the closing laps – extending Rossi’s losing streak to nearly three years – for his first win of the season. All three Team Penske drivers have a win through seven IndyCar races this season.

Power controlled the first race of the Belle Isle doubleheader a year ago until a late caution brought out the red, and then his car couldn’t start for the finish. He went from potential victory to a 20th-place finish and has not let it go in the year since.

This year’s Belle Isle finale was only one IndyCar race. The event will return to its original downtown street course layout in 2023.

The Power victory was a celebration for Chevrolet, the race sponsor, and its headquarters loom over the Belle Isle course. It gave Chevrolet its 100th win since it returned to IndyCar competition in 2012, and Power said he owns 26 of those victories – including an Indianapolis 500 win and an IndyCar championship.

And it was, of course, a celebration for team owner Roger Penske, a longtime Detroit resident and promoter of the race. Team Penske picked up a second victory less than 90 minutes later when Joey Logano won the inaugural NASCAR Cup race in St. Louis.

For Power, the 41st win of his career moved him within one of Michael Andretti for fourth place.

Rossi, who this week confirmed he’s moving to Arrow McLaren SP next season, used a three-stop strategy to rally from his 11th-place starting position and drive through the field to contend for the win. But Power, who started 16th, had already taken control of the race and Rossi could only try to close the gap.

Although Rossi made it close as both drivers were dealing with traffic, Power beat him to the finish by 1.0027-seconds. Power won for the third time in Detroit.

“I think one more lap would have been really interesting,” said Rossi. “We’re finally just executing at our potential.”

Scott Dixon was third for Chip Ganassi Racing and followed by pole-sitter Josef Newgarden of Penske.

Pato O’Ward of McLaren was fifth, reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou of Ganassi was sixth and followed by teammate Marcus Ericsson, the Indianapolis 500 winner last week.

KIRKWOOD CRASH

Kyle Kirkwood was looking for a huge double-duty weekend in Detroit and was on pace to achieve it – he was fastest in the first IndyCar practice – until he injured his right hand in a Saturday morning crash.

Despite the injury, Kirkwood was part of the winning IMSA sports car GTD entry for Vasser Sullivan Racing in Saturday afternoon’s race. But there is no power steering in IndyCar and A.J. Foyt Racing had to make multiple changes for the rookie to be able to handle the car.

Kirkwood was managing it Sunday until he lost control of his car on cold tires to bring his weekend to an early end.

“It’s super disappointing,” Kirkwood said. “It’s all on me, just a big mistake on cold tires.”

Kirkwood this week was announced as the replacement for Rossi next season at Andretti Autosport.

RAHAL WOES

An uninspiring start to the season turned worse for Graham Rahal when driver error knocked him out at Detroit just two laps into the race. Rahal finished last in the 26-driver field and is coming off a 14th-place finish in last week’s Indianapolis 500.

He said he bottomed out in the second turn in what Rahal deemed “an uncharacteristic mistake.”

“Had a big moment and brushed the wall,” Rahal said. “This is an all-time low for us as a team and for me to make mistakes like that isn’t helping. Need to hit the reset button.”

Rahal Letterman Lanigan driver got a 14th-place finish from rookie Christian Lundgaard and 15th from Jack Harvey.

UP NEXT

IndyCar races Sunday at Road America in Wisconsin. Palou won the race a year ago, and Road America was site of Rossi’s last victory back in 2019.

Horschel’s big eagle secures a big win at the Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Billy Horschel ended any doubt about his victory at Muirfield Village with an eagle putt from one end of the green to the other on the 15th hole, sending him to a four-shot victory Sunday at the Memorial.

Horschel was staked to a five-shot lead at the start of a sun-soaked final round and no one ever got closer than two shots. He closed with an even-par 72.

There still a few nervous moments.

Horschel’s streak of 49 consecutive holes without a bogey ended on the sixth hole. He didn’t make his first birdie until the 10th hole. He had to scramble for bogey on the par-3 12th that dropped his lead to two over Aaron Wise.

Before the long eagle, Horschel saved himself with par putts of 12 feet on the 13th hole and 8 feet on 14.

And then it was over. From the front of the green on the par-5 15th, Horschel’s putt from just inside 55 feet had the perfect line and perfect speed, bending left and dropping in the left side of the cup as he stretched out both arms in a quiet, disbelieving celebration.

“Just like you, big man,” Horschel said to tournament host Jack Nicklaus when it was over.

His lead was up to four shots, and it was a comfortable finish. Horschel finished at 13-under 275 and won $2.16 million, the largest paycheck of his career. As an elevated event, the win comes with a three-year exemption.

Horschel said he has learned from Tiger Woods and Nicklaus that he didn’t need to do anything special with a five-shot lead unless the moment called for it. It was calling on the 15th hole after Wise stuffed a wedge into 2 feet for birdie.

“If I had to do something special, I was ready for it,” he said. “Making that was huge.”

Wise did what he could in a final round so difficult that no one shot better than 69. He and Joaquin Niemann were the only players to apply any serious pressure on Horschel. He opened the back nine with a pair of birdies sand saved par from the back bunker on the 12th. But he dropped a shot on the 13th just as Horschel was looking shaky.

Wise made a meaningless bogey on the final hole for a 71 to finish alone in second.

Cameron Smith, who had the 36-hole lead, also started five shots behind. He had a pair of double bogeys for a 42 on the front nine and was never a factor.

Niemann, who won another elevated event at Riviera in the Genesis Invitational, made a strong move and was creeping within range until his wedge on the 14th found a bunker, leading to double bogey. He answered with two birdies, finished with a double bogey and shot 71. He tied for third with defending champion Patrick Cantlay (71).

Before the handshake with Nicklaus, Horschel was mobbed by his three children. He now has seven PGA Tour victories. His parents had seen him win. But it was the first time his wife and three children were there, and the kids were bouncing on the firm greens.

That might have been as great as any pressure as Horschel felt.

“Having a five-shot lead, knowing it was mine to win, I really wanted to get the monkey off my back,” he said of winning with his family in attendance.

Horschel moves to just outside the top 10 in the world, the highest he has ever been, thanks to a year that finally has brought some consistency in a hit-and-miss game. He has three victories in the last 15 months, all of them against strong fields – the Dell Match Play and the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last year, and now this.

It might even be enough to finally be considered for a U.S. team with the Presidents Cup later this year.

Minjee Lee shoots 67, opens 3-shot lead in U.S. Women’s Open

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) Minjee Lee appears to be on mission.

The 26-year-old Australian shot a 4-under 67 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead over American Mina Harigae into the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open.

“My approach (Sunday) is going to be the same as the last three days – I’m just going to try and make as many birdies as I can and give myself as many opportunities as I can on the greens,” Lee said.

At 13-under 200, Lee was within striking distance of the U.S. Women’s Open scoring record in relation to par held by Juli Inkster, who finished at 16-under 272 in 1999 at Old Waverly. Inkster did that on a par-72 course, while par is 71 at Pine Needles.

“I haven’t really thought about it,” Lee said. “If I play good, it’s going to come with it, right?”

The fourth-ranked Lee won the Founders Cup three weeks ago in New Jersey in the tour’s last stroke-play event for her seventh LPGA Tour victory. She’s trying to win her second major title after taking the 2021 Evian Championship.

Harigae shot a 70. England’s Bronte Law was third at 7 under after a 68.

South Korea’s Jin Young Ko and American Nelly Korda, the top players in the world ranking, failed to take advantage of moving day.

The top-ranked Ko struggled with her putter and finished at even-par 71, leaving her tied for fourth place at 6 under with three-time major winner Anna Nordqvist, Xiyu Lin, Lydia Ko, Hye-Jin Choi and amateur Ingrid Lindblad. Lydia Ko had the best round of the day with a 66, while Lin shot 67, Jim Young Ko 71 and Nodqvist and Choi 72.

Korda was 4 under after a 70.

“Definitely not the finish I wanted,” said Korda, who bogeyed the last three holes after battling to get to 7 under. “That was tough. I’m sure that was tough to watch, too.”

It appeared Harigae might make a run when she used a pitching wedge from 115 yards and her ball rolled within an inch from the cup. She tapped in for birdie and moved to 10 under, taking a one-shot lead over Lee.

But that seemed to awaken Lee.

Lee stormed back, making birdies on Nos. 9, 10, 11 and 12 to get to 13 under and took a four-shot lead after Harigae bogeyed 11 and 12. Lee repeatedly outdrove Harigae and used solid approach shots to set up putts of 12, 12, 8 and 6 feet, all of which she made during the four-hole run.

Harigae birdied the 16th to pull within three.

“She hit some great shots the next few holes, and I just couldn’t keep up with that,” Harigae said.

Said Lee: “I didn’t really think about how Mina was playing. I was just trying to make as many birdies as I could just to try and post a good score. I didn’t really notice her playing that much because I was really kind of in my zone.”

Lindblad provided a little excitement early on when she birdied three of her first four holes to move into the tie for the lead at 9 under, creating a buzz around course over whether she could become only the second amateur to win the U.S. Women’s Open and the first since 1967.

However, the LSU player from Sweden played the final 14 holes in 3-over par.

“It was a good start, and then I kind of hit a really bad shot on five and made bogey,” Lindblad said.

If she wins, she would be unable to collect the $1.8 million first-place prize because of her amateur status.

Foot pain leaves French Open champ Nadal’s future uncertain

PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal’s painful left foot was numbed by multiple injections to two nerves throughout the French Open, the only way he has found to deal with a chronic condition he acknowledges puts his tennis future in doubt.

At any other tournament, Nadal said, he would not have persisted through what he called such “extreme conditions.”

Ah, but five simple words uttered after he strung together the last 11 games of a 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 victory over an overwhelmed Casper Ruud in Sunday’s intriguing-for-a-handful-of-minutes final at Court Philippe Chatrier explained Nadal’s mindset: “Roland Garros is Roland Garros.”

And so even if Nadal, a French Open champion for the 14th time now at age 36, is in obvious ways different from Nadal, a French Open champion for the first time all the way back in 2005 at age 19, that desire to give his all, no matter what, to “find solutions” – one of his oft-used phrases – remains the same.

He is the oldest champion in the history of a tournament that began in 1925, and his hair is thinning on top. The chartreuse T-shirt he wore Sunday had sleeves, unlike his biceps-baring look of nearly two decades ago. The white capri pants that ran below his knees back in the day were long since traded in for more standard shorts; Sunday’s were turquoise.

Here’s what hasn’t changed along the way to his 22 Grand Slam titles in all, another record, in addition to his between-point mannerisms and meticulous attention paid to the must-be-just-so placement of water bottles and towels: That lefty uppercut of a topspin-slathered, high-bouncing forehand still finds the mark much more frequently than it misses, confounding foes. That ability to read serves and return them with a purpose still stings. That never-concede-a-thing attitude propelling Nadal from side to side, forward and backward, speeding to, and redirecting, balls off an opponent’s racket seemingly destined to be unreachable.

Nadal is nothing if not indefatigable, just as he was in consecutive four-hour-plus victories earlier in the tournament – including against Novak Djokovic, the defending champion and No. 1 seed – and again on this afternoon, even while competing on a foot devoid of any feeling.

“When you are playing defensive against Rafa on clay,” said Ruud, a 23-year-old Norwegian who was participating in his first major final, “he will eat you alive.”

Nadal said afterward he will try other methods of helping his foot – including, even, a way “to burn, a little bit, the nerve” – over the next week to see whether that might allow him to enter Wimbledon, where he has won two of his men’s-record 22 Grand Slam titles. Play begins at the All England Club on June 27.

If these new treatments do not work, Nadal said, then he will need to consider having what he termed major surgery – and, eventually, a “decision about what’s the next step in my future.”

“It’s obvious that with the circumstances that I am playing (in),” Nadal said, “I can’t and I don’t want to keep going.”

During the trophy ceremony, Nadal thanked his family and support team, including a doctor who accompanied him to Paris, for helping him, because otherwise he would have needed to “retire much before.”

“I don’t know what can happen in the future,” Nadal told the crowd, “but I’m going to keep fighting to try to keep going.”

He played so crisply and cleanly Sunday, accumulating more than twice as many winners as Ruud, 37 to 16. Nadal also committed fewer unforced errors, making just 16 to Ruud’s 26. After trailing 3-1 in the second set, Nadal would not cede another game.

“After that moment,” Nadal said, “everything went very smooth.”

Sure did.

The view from the other side of the net?

“I’m just another one of the victims,” Ruud said, “that he has destroyed on this court.”

One of the most indelible memories Ruud will take away from this day was hearing the announcer recite the long list of years Nadal had previously won the French Open: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

“Never stops, it seems like,” Ruud said. “That takes like half a minute.”

When the players met at the net for the prematch coin toss, the first chants of “Ra-fa! Ra-fa!” rang out in the 15,000-seat stadium. Ruud would later hear folks in the stands do drawn-out pronouncements of his last name, so it sounded as if they might be booing.

Nadal is 14-0 in finals at Roland Garros, 112-3 overall. When this one ended with a down-the-line backhand from Nadal, he chucked his racket to the red clay he loves so much and covered his face with the taped-up fingers on both of his hands.

No man or woman ever has won the singles trophy at any major event more than his 14 in Paris. And no man has won more Grand Slam titles than Nadal.

He is two ahead of Roger Federer, who hasn’t played in almost a year after a series of knee operations, and Djokovic, who missed the Australian Open in January because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.

For all that he has accomplished already, Nadal now has done something he never managed previously: He is halfway to a calendar-year Grand Slam thanks to titles at the Australian Open and French Open in the same season.

But if he can’t play at Wimbledon, which he has won twice, that doesn’t really matter much.

Ruud considers Nadal his idol. He recalls watching all of Nadal’s past finals in Paris on TV. He has trained at Nadal’s tennis academy in Mallorca.

They have played countless practice sets together there with nothing more at stake than bragging rights. Nadal usually won those, and Ruud joked the other day that’s because he was trying to be a polite guest.

The two had never met in a real match until Sunday, when a championship, money, ranking points, prestige and a piece of history were on the line. And Nadal demonstrated, as he has so often, why he’s known as the King of Clay – and among the game’s greatest ever.

“It’s something that I, for sure, never believed – to be here at 36, being competitive again, playing in the most favorite court of my career, one more time in the final,” Nadal said. “It means a lot to me. Means everything.”

TOP INDIANA RELEASES

Indianapolis at Omaha Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

PAPILLION, Neb. – The Indianapolis Indians have announced that their series finale on Sunday evening at the Omaha Storm Chasers has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up on a date to be determined. The Indians return to Omaha from Sept. 6-11.

The Indians have an off day tomorrow before returning to Victory Field on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:05 PM ET to begin a six-game series vs. the Columbus Clippers. Friday FireworksNegro Leagues Night and Sunday Characters with PJ Masks™ highlight the June 7-12 homestand, and single-game tickets are still available. 2022 season tickets, mini plans and flex plans come with priority seating access. To purchase, or for more on the Indians, visit IndyIndians.com or contact the Victory Field Box Office at (317) 269-3545 or Tickets@IndyIndians.com.

Pirates Recall 2018 First-Round Draft Pick Travis Swaggerty

INDIANAPOLIS – The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they have recalled their 2018 first-round draft pick and No. 13 prospect by MLB Pipeline, Travis Swaggerty. He will become the fifth Indianapolis Indian from the 2022 squad to make his major league debut this season, following outfielder Cal Mitchell and pitchers Cam Alldred, Yerry De Los Santos and Beau Sulser.

Swaggerty, 24, entered the season listed as the Pirates’ “Best Defensive Outfielder” and “Best Outfield Arm” by Baseball America. After a slow April, Swaggerty has been one of the hottest bats in Indy’s lineup. In his past 16 games – 10 of which have been multi-hit performances – he owns a .397 batting average (25-for-63) with four doubles, two triples, three home runs, 14 RBI and a 1.132 OPS.

The center fielder made his debut with the Indians on May 4, 2021 and launched a leadoff home run in his first Triple-A plate appearance. Swaggerty hit three home runs and drove in seven runs in 12 games last season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. Coming back from surgery this season, he is hitting .280 (37-for-132) with an .801 OPS in 35 games.

Swaggerty was originally selected by Pittsburgh as the 10th overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of South Alabama (Mobile). He had his contract first selected on Nov. 19, 2021.

Game Recap: Kelsey Mitchell Continues Great Start to 2022 Season as Fever Lose at Dream

ATLANTA – Kelsey Mitchell finished her eighth game with at least 20 points scored this season in Sunday’s 75-66 loss at the Atlanta Dream. Through 13 games this season, Mitchell still owns the second best scoring average in the league at 19.5 points per game, which is also a career-best average.

The Fever head to Connecticut this week at 3-10 this season, while Atlanta travels west to face Seattle on Tuesday with a 7-4 record.

Rookie forwards NaLyssa Smith and Queen Egbo both started up front again for Indiana. Smith finished with 10 points, which was her seventh game scoring in double figures, and four rebounds. Egbo led the team in rebounding for the seventh time this season with eight boards to go along with six points.

Fever guard Victoria Vivians saw her career-best seven-game streak of scoring at least 10 points come to an end with five points on just 2-of-12 shooting. Vivians is still averaging a career-high 11.8 points per game this season.

Emily Engstler led the Fever reserves with six points and seven rebounds in more than 21 minutes. Destanni Henderson tied a career best with five assists off the bench as well.

For Atlanta, Rhyne Howard and Nia Coffey led the Dream with 16 points each. Howard, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft, was held to only two points in the first half. Coffey shot 7-of-11 from the floor to finish with a season-high. Aari McDonald came off the bench for 12 points and Cheyenne Parker added 11 points.

UP NEXT

The Fever finish a three-game roadtrip on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET against the Connecticut Sun.

Wednesday’s game will be streamed on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1892       At Washington, D.C.’s Boundary Field, Benjamin Harrison becomes the first U.S. president to attend a major league baseball game. The Commander in Chief watches Cincinnati defeat the Senators, presently the last-place team in the National League, 7-4 in 11 innings.

1913       The Yankees lose their thirteenth game without a victory when the Indians defeat the team at the the Polo Grounds, 2-1. The 9-34 club’s futility, which sets a franchise record, includes a 3-3 tie to Boston during the 14-game span.

1920       The Cardinals play their last game at Robison Field (renamed Cardinal Field in 1917), their home field since 1893, beating the Cubs, 5-2. Owner Sam Breadon agrees to a ten-year lease for $20,000 annually, allowing the team to share the Browns’ Sportsman’s Park, and the sale of the ballpark providing funds for Branch Rickey’s idea of establishing a farm system, starting with an affiliation of a minor league team in Houston.

1925       At Griffith Stadium, future Hall of Famer Eddie Collins hits a double to become the sixth major leaguer to collect 3000 hits. The 38 year-old White Sox infielder strokes the historic two-bagger off Washington’s Walter Johnson, also a future inductee in Cooperstown.

1934       Myril Hoag becomes the first Yankee in franchise history to collect six hits in one game, a major league record of six singles. The 26-year-old outfielder’s 6-for-6 performance helps the Bronx Bombers rout Boston at Fenway Park, 15-3.

1939       Carl Stolz’s dream of providing a wholesome baseball experience for local boys as a means of teaching the concepts of sportsmanship, fair play, and teamwork becomes a reality when the first Little League game occurs when Lundy Lumber defeating Lycoming Dairy in Williamsport, PA, 23-8. Allen “Sonny” Yearick, a participant in the inaugural contest, will be the first graduate of the fledgling youth league to play professional ball, becoming a farmhand in the Boston Braves organization in 1948.

1939       In a 17-3 win over the Reds at the Polo Grounds, the Giants become the first team to hit five home runs in one inning. Harry Danning, Frank Demaree, Burgess Whitehead, Manny Salvo, and Joe Moore all go deep with two outs in the fourth inning.

1940       Warren Spahn, who will become the winningest left-hander in baseball history with 363 victories, signs a contract with the Boston Bees (Braves). Due to a clash with manager Casey Stengel and his enlistment in the U.S. Army, the 19-year-old southpaw will have to wait six years before he gets his first major league win.

1941       The Giants join the Dodgers and Senators to have their players wear protective headgear. The sewn-in durable plastic liners do not provide a defense against a pair of defeats when the team drops both ends of a doubleheader to Pittsburgh at the Polo Grounds, 5-4 and 4-3.

1944       Baseball cancels today’s scheduled eight-game slate due to the Allied invasion of Normandy known as D-Day. The military operation has 60,000 Allied troops, including six minor leaguers who will be killed in action, landing along a heavily protected 50-mile stretch of the coastline in France to fight Germany to begin an offensive assault against Hitler and the Nazi party.

1948       Having accomplished the feat on Opening Day, the Red Sox become the first team to hit three consecutive homers in one inning twice in one season. Stan Spence, Vern Stephens, and Ted Williams all go deep off Fred Hutchinson in the sixth inning of the team’s 12-4 rout of Detroit at Fenway Park.

1957       After an 86-minute delay, the first fog out in major league history occurs at Ebbets Field when the umpires call off the Dodgers’ game against the Cubs due to extremely poor visibility. The postponement occurs with Brooklyn having a 1-0 lead with one out in the bottom of the second inning.

1958       Ozzie Virgil becomes the first black player to appear in a Tigers’ uniform. The 26-year-old versatile Dominican will eventually play every position but pitcher during his nine-year major league career.

1961       Amid a 13-game losing streak, Twins manager Cookie Lavagetto receives a seven-game ‘vacation.’ At first, team owner Calvin Griffith insists he has no intention of firing his skipper but will replace him with Sam Mele later in the month.

1965       Tom Tresh hits three consecutive home runs when the Yankees blast the visiting White Sox, 12-0. The outfielder’s first inning round-tripper is off starter Juan Pizarro, which he follows up with third and fifth frame homers off reliever Bruce Howard.

1968       The day after the assassination of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in Los Angeles, Maury Wills refuses to play in a 4-2 loss to the Dodgers, his former team. The 35 year-old Pirate shortstop stays in the Chavez Ravine training room, reading RFK’s book,To Seek a New World.

1971       All youngsters attending the Yankee game are given a youth-sized Bobby Murcer model wooden Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Slugger during the team’s annual Bat Day promotion. The banging of the bats in unison by young fans during the late innings of the Bronx Bombers’ 5-2 victory over Kansas City, pieces of concrete start to fall into lower levels of the stadium, a harbinger that the Bronx ballpark may be in pressing need of repair.

1978       The Braves select Bob Horner as their first overall pick in the June draft and promptly promote him to the parent club. The Arizona State corner infielder was the first recipient of the Golden Spikes Award, an honor given annually by USA Baseball to the best amateur baseball player.

1986       Padres’ manager Steve Boros, before the game against Atlanta, tries to give Charlie Williams a videotape of a disputed play from last night’s 4-2 defeat. The ump promptly ejected the San Diego skipper before the first pitch of today’s contest at Jack Murphy Stadium.

1990       Stump Merrill replaces Bucky Dent as Yankee manager. During his two-year tenure in the dugout, the former minor league skipper will compile a 120-155 (.436) record before being fired at the end of next season in favor of Buck Showalter.

1991       At Royals Stadium, Ranger left fielder Kevin Reimer ties a club record when he collects five hits, all singles, in the team’s 4-3 loss in eighteen innings to Kansas City. In 1993, the 29-year-old Macon, Georgia native, as the DH, will become just the second Brewer to go 6-for-6 in a game.

1992       Eddie Murray sets a new RBI record for switch hitters, driving in the 1,510th run of his career with a first-inning sac fly in the Mets’ 15-1 rout of Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium. The New York first baseman surpasses Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle’s 18-year total to establish the new mark.

1993       Cal Ripken suffers a twisted right knee when he catches his spikes in the infield grass during the Birds’ 5-2 victory over Seattle at Camden Yards. The resulting swollen knee almost ends the Orioles’s shortstop historic streak at Game 1,790, 341 contests shy of Lou Gehrig’s remarkable accomplishment.

1994       Mike Piazza hits the longest home run recorded in the history of Joe Robbie Stadium when his first career grand slam is estimated to travel 477 feet. The catcher’s Ruthian blast, one of four Dodger round-trippers during the Florida contest, isn’t enough to thwart the Marlins’ 11-10 come-from-behind victory.

1996       John Valentin becomes the 14th player in Red Sox history to hit for the cycle, collecting a two-run homer in the first inning, a triple in the third, a single in the fourth, and a double in the sixth. The Boston shortstop’s ten total bases, three runs, and two RBIs contribute to Boston’s 7-4 victory over Chicago at Fenway Park.

1997       Sandy Alomar ties the major league record when he hits four doubles in the Fenway Park contest. The Indians catcher’s quartet of two-baggers helps the first-place Tribe to beat Boston, 7-3.

1999       Derek Jeter’s streak of safely reaching base ends at 54 straight games when the Mets keep him off the basepaths in their 7-2 win over the Yankees in the Bronx. The defeat also marks the end of Roger Clemens’ streak of 20 consecutive victories, an American League record.

2000       Thanks to the Angels’ video crew playing a clip from the 1994 movie “Ace Ventura, Pet Detective” on the JumboTron, the Rally Monkey is born. With the words “Rally Monkey” superimposed over a monkey jumping up and down in the Jim Carrey movie, the crowd goes wild when Anaheim scores two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Giants, 6-5.

2002       The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission agrees to drop its lawsuit against the Twins and Major League Baseball. The deal settles pending legal action blocking baseball’s contraction plan and removes the Twins from consideration for elimination for the 2003 season.

2003       Major League Baseball suspends Sammy Sosa for eight games, ignoring the Cubs’ slugger insistence the corked bat was used accidentally in the Devil Rays’ game. Bob Watson, baseball’s vice president of on-field operations, agreed the Chicago’s outfielder use of an illegal bat, designed to put on home run displays during batting practice, was an “isolated incident,” but one that still deserved a penalty.

2006       When Eric Gagne, who will earn his first save in over a year, throws his first pitch to his receiver Russell Martin, the pair become the first All-French-Canadian battery in major league history. The pitcher and catcher each attended Polyvalente Edouard Montpetit High School, one of the few schools in Montreal which had a baseball program.

2006       On the sixth day of the sixth month of the sixth year of the century, the Dodgers score six runs in the sixth inning during the sixth game of the homestand, beating the Mets, 8-5. On 05/05/05, the Twins scored five times in the fifth inning en route to a 9-0 victory over the Indians.

2006       Jason Schmidt, whiffing 16 Marlins during a 2-1 complete-game victory, ties a franchise record for strikeouts in one game, established in 1904 by Christy Mathewson. Also, the 33-year-old right-hander surpasses the San Francisco record of 15 K’s set by Gaylord Perry in 1966.

2007       At Petco Park, Trevor Hoffman becomes the first reliever to save 500 games. The all-time saves leader tosses only ten ninth-inning pitches, including an 87 mph fastball thrown past Russell Martin for the final out, to reach the milestone in the Padres’ 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.

2008       Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski announces the club is optioning their off-season blockbuster acquisition Dontrelle Willis to their Class A minor league team in Lakeland of the Florida State League. The 2003 Rookie of the Year, who posted a 22-10 record two years later with the Marlins, recently signed a three-year, $29 million deal to play with Detroit.

2008       The Kimberly-Clark Corporation donates 59.59 acres to the city of Hendersonville, a parcel of land that includes the historic Berkeley Mills ballpark. In 2015, the North Carolina city will make an effort to place the storied stadium, once the former home the Berkeley Spinners, a semi-pro mill team sponsored by Berkeley Mills from 1948 to 1961, on the National Register of Historic Places.

2008       At Turner Field, Brad Lidge gets his 16th consecutive save when Gregor Blanco is thrown out at home plate, dramatically ending the game and preserving a Phillies 4-3 victory over the Braves. The Philadelphia closer’s flawless record from the start of the season breaks Al Holland’s club mark, who converted his first 15 opportunities in 1984.

2010       The Nationals announce the team is donating the hat Stephen Strasburg wore in his major league debut to the Hall of Fame. The 21-year-old rookie right-hander struck out 14 batters in Washington’s 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

2013       With John Sebastian’s song “Welcome Back” playing in the background, the Seattle fans give Ichiro Suzuki a warm reception when the longtime Mariner legend returns to Safeco Field as a Yankee. The 39 year-old outfielder, who hit .322 during his 12 seasons with the team, was traded to the Bronx last July for Danny Farquhar and D.J. Mitchell.

2015       In the inaugural contest played in MGM Park, the Biloxi Shuckers, coming off a season-long, 54-game road trip, beat the Mobile BayBears, 5-4, in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,065 enthusiastic fans. The Opening Night dramatic 14-inning walk-off Southern League victory marks the first time since 1908, when the Sand Crabs played in the Cotton States League, that a minor league team at home has represented the city.

2017       Scooter Gennett, who was claimed off of waivers by the Reds at the end of spring training, becomes 17th player in major league history, and the first in the franchise’s 135 years of existence to hit four homers in a game. The Cincinnati second baseman establishes a franchise record with 17 total bases with his quartet of round-trippers in consecutive at-bats, contributing 10 RBIs to the club’s 13-1 victory over the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.

TV MONDAY

COLLEGE SOFTBALLTIME ETTV
12:00PMESPN
2:30PMESPN
7:00PMESPN
9:30PMESPN
MLBTIME ETTV
ARIZONA AT CINCINNATI6:40PMBALLY SPORTS
TEXAS AT CLEVELAND7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
SEATTLE AT HOUSTON8:10PMATTSN-SW
ROOT SPORTS
TORONTO AT KANSAS CITY8:10PMBALLY SPORTS
SPORTSNET
BOSTON AT LA ANGELS9:38PMMLBN
NESN
BALLY SPORTS
NY METS AT SAN DIEGO9:40PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
SNY
NHL PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
WEST FINALS GAME 4: COLORADO AT EDMONTON8:00PMTNT
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE:CROATIA VS FRANCE2:45PMFS1
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES VS NICARAGUA3:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: BONAIRE VS SINT MAARTEN4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS VS TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: CAYMAN ISLANDS VS BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: ARUBA VS SAINT MARTIN7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO VS BAHAMAS8:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: HONDURAS VS CURAÇAO10:00PMPARAMOUNT+

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES3915.72223 – 716 – 819 – 1015 – 45 – 18 – 2W 6
TORONTO3122.5857.518 – 1013 – 129 – 105 – 514 – 58 – 2L 1
TAMPA BAY3123.574818 – 1313 – 1010 – 65 – 712 – 95 – 5L 2
BOSTON2727.5001213 – 1414 – 137 – 146 – 712 – 46 – 4W 4
BALTIMORE2333.4111714 – 159 – 1811 – 165 – 84 – 64 – 6L 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA3224.57117 – 1115 – 138 – 617 – 107 – 64 – 6W 1
CLEVELAND2425.4904.511 – 813 – 175 – 512 – 84 – 66 – 4W 1
CHI WHITE SOX2527.481511 – 1314 – 1411 – 117 – 124 – 34 – 6W 2
DETROIT2133.3891015 – 156 – 186 – 911 – 111 – 85 – 5L 3
KANSAS CITY1735.327139 – 178 – 181 – 511 – 172 – 73 – 7L 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON3519.64814 – 621 – 133 – 611 – 218 – 97 – 3W 1
LA ANGELS2728.4918.515 – 1312 – 155 – 116 – 212 – 110 – 10L 11
TEXAS2528.4729.513 – 1612 – 125 – 82 – 114 – 165 – 5L 1
SEATTLE2430.4441112 – 1012 – 205 – 126 – 49 – 96 – 4W 1
OAKLAND2036.357167 – 2313 – 137 – 105 – 96 – 141 – 9L 6
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS3719.66119 – 818 – 1119 – 75 – 212 – 88 – 2W 2
ATLANTA2827.5098.514 – 1414 – 1310 – 107 – 69 – 87 – 3W 5
PHILADELPHIA2529.4631115 – 1510 – 146 – 141 – 211 – 95 – 5W 4
MIAMI2230.4231312 – 1410 – 1612 – 72 – 46 – 144 – 6L 1
WASHINGTON2135.375169 – 1812 – 175 – 145 – 69 – 115 – 5W 3
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE3323.58915 – 918 – 149 – 619 – 113 – 54 – 6L 3
ST. LOUIS3223.5820.516 – 1116 – 124 – 614 – 89 – 57 – 3W 2
PITTSBURGH2428.462713 – 1511 – 133 – 19 – 1911 – 77 – 3W 2
CHI CUBS2332.4189.511 – 2012 – 121 – 213 – 157 – 104 – 6L 2
CINCINNATI1835.34013.510 – 158 – 203 – 59 – 112 – 145 – 5L 3
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS3519.64817 – 1018 – 99 – 88 – 514 – 55 – 5L 2
SAN DIEGO3321.611213 – 1020 – 119 – 515 – 108 – 55 – 5W 3
SAN FRANCISCO2924.5475.513 – 1116 – 1313 – 105 – 67 – 75 – 5W 1
ARIZONA2629.4739.514 – 1612 – 1311 – 87 – 75 – 133 – 7L 2
COLORADO2331.4261216 – 167 – 158 – 166 – 44 – 83 – 7L 4

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT