INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCORES
Batesville 35, Indian Creek 13
Bloomington North 48, Greenwood 8
Brebeuf Jesuit 24, Bishop Chatard 19
Brownsburg 33, Ben Davis 22
Carmel 49, Louisville Trinity 38
Cathedral 14, Westfield 0
Center Grove 38, Warren Central 14
Culver Academy 43, Crispus Attucks 8
Danville 20, Franklin 13
Decatur Central 31, New Palestine 29
Eastern Hancock 37, Alexandria 27
Edinburgh 15, Tindley 12
Fishers 27, North Central 7
Franklin Central 27, Perry Meridian 21
Greensburg 42, Shelbyville 21
Guerin Catholic 27, McCutcheon 20
Hamilton SE 35, Lawrence Central 7
Heritage Christian 34, Traders Point Christian 14
Indiana Deaf 56, Purdue Polytechnic 8
Lapel 44, Wabash 7
Lawrence North 26, Avon 22
Lutheran 52, Beech Grove 29
Monroe Central 10, Hamilton Heights 0
Monrovia 41, Cardinal Ritter 12
Mooresville 35, Lebanon 7
Noblesville 57, Mt. Vernon 36
Noblesville HomeSchool 42, Christel House Manual 6
Park Tudor 49, Shortridge 0
Pendleton Heights 21, Mississinewa 14
Plainfield 21, Greenfield-Central 14
Roncalli 55, Southport 7
Scecina 28, Pioneer 0
Speedway 26, Covenant Christian 21
Tech 41, Washington 0
Triton Central 45, Cascade 7
Tri-West 34, Lafayette Central Catholic 32
Western Boone 55, Sheridan 13
Whiteland 28, Columbus East 7
Zionsville 28, Pike 10
Adams Central 49, Bellmont 6
Angola 42, DeKalb 28
Bethlehem (Ky.) 48, Providence 7
Bloomington South 50, New Albany 20
Bluffton 20, Northfield 7
Brownstown Central 43, Corydon Central 6
Carroll (Flora) 48, Tri-County 6
Caston 52, West Central 6
Centerville 49, Cambridge City Lincoln 0
Central Noble 21, West Noble 14
Columbia City 26, Churubusco 7
Covington 62, South Vermillion 56
Crawford County 33, Switzerland County 6
Delta 49, Muncie Central 6
East Central 34, Lawrenceburg 6
East Noble 56, Plymouth 33
Eastside 35, Heritage 0
Elkhart 12, Concord 7
Evansville Bosse 16, Vincennes Lincoln 14
Evansville Reitz 31, Evansville Harrison 7
Forest Park 13, Princeton 12
Fort Wayne Concordia 42, Fort Wayne South 20
Fort Wayne Dwenger 43, Fort Wayne Wayne 27
Fort Wayne Luers 38, Carroll (Fort Wayne) 31
Fort Wayne Snider 34, Fort Wayne North 32
Garrett 21, New Haven 18, 2OT
Gibson Southern 43, Columbus North 20
Goshen 21, Fairfield 10
Greencastle 26, Crawfordsville 6
Griffith 38, Highland 21
Hagerstown 45, Knightstown 6
Hammond Noll 33, Calumet Christian 28
Hanover Central 52, East Chicago Central 6
Harrison (West Lafayette) 27, Terre Haute South 7
Homestead 31, Fort Wayne Northrop 14
Jasper 27, Evansville Memorial 19
Jay County 33, Blackford 6
John Glenn 46, Boone Grove 0
Kokomo 28, Western 14
Lake Central 28, Munster 0
LaVille 14, Bremen 12
Leo 43, Woodlan 12
Linton-Stockton 27, Southridge 13
Logansport 36, Peru 8
Louisville Male (Ky.) 49, Floyd Central 0
Madison-Grant at Tri-Central
Manchester 42, North Miami 6
Merrillville 47, Andrean 21
Michigan City 62, South Bend Riley 0
Milan 18, Rushville 0
Mishawaka 43, Mishawaka Marian 16
Mitchell 28, Edgewood 26
Mt. Vernon (Posey) 23, Heritage Hills 15
New Bremen (Ohio) 28, Marion 14
New Prairie 37, LaPorte 21
North Judson 19, Culver 0
North Montgomery 30, North Putnam 0
North Newton 45, South Newton 8
North Vermillion 34 North Central (Farmersburg) 28, OT
NorthWood 7, Jimtown 6
Northeastern 46, Union County 7
Northridge 21, South Bend Adams 0
Northview 48, Terre Haute North 28
Norwell 48, Jennings County 6
Oak Hill 42, Eastern (Greentown) 20
Osceola Grace 42, South Bend Clay 7
Owen Valley 52, Brown County 6
Parke Heritage 48, Seeger 16
Portage 26, Hammond Morton 6
Prairie Heights 39, Whitko 7
Rensselaer Central 41, Kankakee Valley 17
Richmond 48, Connersville 33
Riverton Parke 34, Attica 6
Salem 38, North Harrison 0
Scottsburg 39, Clarksville 27
Silver Creel 39, Charlestown 14
South Adams 35, Winchester 0
South Bend St. Joseph 27, Lakeland 0
South Bend Washington 27, Hammond Central 20
South Deaborn 56, Seymour 28
South Putnam 42, Cloverdale 6
Spithmont 45, Rochester 26
Springs Valley 46, Eastern Greene 10
Sullivan 35, North Knox 6
Tecumseh 24, North Daviess 19
Tell City 41, Perry Central 6
Tippecanoe Valley 42, Wawasee 7
Tipton 34, Frankton 0
Tri 41, Union City 14
Tri-Central 28, Madison-Grant 12
Triton 18, South Central (Union Mills) 16
Twin Lakes 28, Northwestern 12
Valparaiso 35, Penn 7
Warsaw 48, Dublin Coffman (Ohio) 23
West Lafayette 27, Lafayayette Jeff 21
West Washington 20, Eastern (Pekin) 16
Wheeler 39, River Forest 12
Winamac 35, Knox 14
Yorktown 46, Anderson 6
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER
Shoals 4 Vincennes Rivet 1
Victory Christian 3 Heritage Christian 2
South Ripley 3 Jennings County 2
Evansville Bosse 7 North Knox 2
Shawe Memorial 7 Milan 1
Evansville Reitz 3 Boonville 0
Crosspointe Christian 3 Suburban Christian 1
INDIANA GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
Lake Central 2 South Bend Adams 1
Evansville Christian 5 Washington 0
Penn 6 Northridge 0
South Bend St. Joseph 4 Warsaw 1
Mishawaka 3 Bellmont 1
Carmel 2 Guerin Catholic 0
Chesterton 0 Evansville Memorial 0
Homestead 5 Valparaiso 1
Carroll 8 McCutcheon 1
Hamilton Southeastern 5 Munster 0
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
South Ripley 3 Jac-Cen-Del 0
Blue River 3 Union 0
Barr Reeve 3 Bloomfield 0
Vincennes Rivet 3 Shoals 0
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Kansas City 6 Chicago Cubs 2
Atlanta 3 Baltimore 0
Oakland 4 San Francisco 1
NY Yankees 10 Minnesota 2
Detroit 4 Toronto 1 (10)
Boston 6 Texas 0
Cleveland 9 LA Angels 1
Chicago White Sox 7 Tampa Bay 5 (11)
Houston 12 Seattle 3
Cincinnati 5 Miami 3
Washington 4 Milwaukee 1
Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 0
Colorado 9 Arizona 4
LA Dodgers 3 NY Mets 2
Philadelphia 4 San Diego 3
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Indianapolis 5 Toledo 0
Quad Cities 12 South Bend 8
Fort Wayne 11 W. Michigan 1
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
San Jose 2 Los Angeles 1
Kansas City 17 Arizona 10
Washington 17 Cincinnati 13
Indiana 83 Dallas 81
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1
Saturday, Aug. 28
Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN
Wednesday, Sept. 1
UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Thursday, Sept. 2
Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Friday, Sept. 3
North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1
Saturday, Sept. 4
UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5
Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Monday, Sept. 6
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 21
Buffalo at Chicago, 1:00
New York Jets at Green Bay, 4:25
Baltimore at Carolina, 7:00
Atlanta at Miami, 7:00
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30
Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30
Houston at Dallas, 8:00
Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8:00
Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00
Denver at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 22
New York Giants at Cleveland, 1:00
San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:30
Monday, August 23
Jacksonville at New Orleans (ESPN), 8:00
Friday, August 27
Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30
Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00
Saturday, August 28
Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00
Baltimore at Washington, 6:00
Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00
Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00
Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00
Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 29
Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00
Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00
Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00
New England at New York Giants, 6:00
Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00
Gray 1-hits Miami over 7 scoreless, Reds beat Marlins 5-3
CINCINNATI (AP) Sonny Gray pitched one-hit ball through seven scoreless innings, Tyler Naquin and Joey Votto homered in the fifth, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Friday night.
Gray (5-6) had a 7.22 ERA over his previous six starts but was efficient against Miami. He needed eight pitches in each of the first two innings, then worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth, whiffing Lewis Brinson on three pitches to end the threat.
The right-hander retired Miami in order in five of his seven innings and exited after throwing 89 pitches. He struck out five.
“Maybe as good as he’s been all year,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Just in complete command.”
Bell said sitting Gray after the seventh was done for no other reason than to help preserve his arm for the season’s stretch run.
“Sonny, he’s always going to give you a chance to win,” Naquin said. “Sonny keeps a good pace and just goes out there and pounds the strike zone and gets outs. You give him a little bit of a cushion, and he just gets quicker and gets better as the day goes on.”
Naquin hit a one-out shot in the fifth before right-hander Elieser Hernandez plunked Nick Castellanos, who had an RBI double in the first. Votto then blasted the next pitch 432 feet into the seats in right-center field.
“He’s locked in,” Bell said of Votto, who hit a three-run homer on Thursday and now has 28. “It’s a difficult game, even for Joey, but he’s playing with confidence and freedom. He’s enjoying being at the plate.”
Votto has 17 homers in the last 29 games.
“Joey made us pay again,” Miami manager Don Mattingly said. “He’s just not missing right now.”
Hernandez (0-1) struck out Kyle Farmer for the second out in the fifth but was done for the night. He allowed five runs and five hits through 4 2/3 innings as Cincinnati took the first two of a four-game set from the Marlins after losing a series to the Cubs.
Lucas Sims came on for the Reds in the eighth and didn’t fare as well, surrendering a one-out, three-run homer to Jazz Chishom Jr. before getting out of it. Mychal Givens pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save, striking out Alex Jackson to end it.
Voit’s 4 hits spark streaking Yanks to 10-2 rout of Twins
NEW YORK (AP) Luke Voit backed his recent demand for playing time with a homer, four hits and four RBIs, and the surging New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 10-2 Friday night for their season-high eighth straight win.
Voit’s burst came three days after the 2020 major league home run leader implored manager Aaron Boone to keep him in the lineup, saying he deserved to play just as much as three-time All-Star Anthony Rizzo, acquired from the Cubs in July with Voit on the injured list.
“He’s a good player and a good hitter,” Boone said. “He’s lost of lot of bats dealing with different injuries this year, so I know that part’s been frustrating for him, but when he’s in the lineup, he’s a really good hitter in this league.”
“So, I’m sure everyone’s going to draw every conclusion like everyone always does that it’s because of this. It’s not because of that – he’s a good hitter. He’s a good player and he’s gotten some big hits for us here over the last week and a big night tonight.”
Rizzo returned this week after missing 10 days with COVID-19 but got the night off. Voit was getting hot in Rizzo’s absence and continued that – he’s hitting .500 (11 for 22) with three homers and 11 RBIs in his past six games to raise his average from .220 to 260.
“Luke’s back to himself.,” New York second baseman DJ LeMahieu said. “It’s been a tough year for him, just banged up and he hasn’t really gotten his legs under him for an extended period. It just seems like he looks like himself again and obviously it’s been a lot of fun watching him hit.”
Voit hit a two-run bases-loaded single in New York’s four-run first inning off rookie Charlie Barnes (0-3) and got another single in the second. He hit an RBI double in the fourth and homered to right-center to open the seventh.
“I thought he had really good at-bats,” Boone said. “While the last week or whatever, where he’s gotten some big hits for us and had some productive games, tonight I thought his at-bats were really consistent.”
Aaron Judge and LeMahieu hit two-run homers as the Yankees won for the 20th time in 25 games since losing three of four in Boston from July 22-25.
Bronx native Andrew Velazquez drove in his fifth run this week with a bases-loaded walk and Brett Gardner hit an RBI single.
The Yankees also won by at least five runs for the first time since beating Baltimore Aug. 4. They had played 14 of 15 games decided by three runs or less before scoring double-digit runs for the sixth time this year.
Nestor Cortes (2-1) became the rare Yankee pitcher to work with a big lead and allowed two hits and four runs in a career-high seven innings. The crafty left-hander tied a career high with seven strikeouts, walked two and threw a career-high 104 pitches after his teammates sported “Nasty Nestor” t-shirts in batting practice.
“It’s awesome,” Cortes said. “I was telling my friends when you got a shirt like that, it means you finally made it.”
Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer and heard boos in each at-bat as Minnesota dropped to 10-27 against the Yankees since the start of the 2015 season.
With an array of leg kicks and deliveries, Cortes got his seventh career win and continued New York’s run of outstanding starting pitching. Cortes’ outing gave the Yankees a 2.93 ERA in their last 40 starts since Game 1 of their doubleheader against the Mets on July 4 and it marked the 30th time in that span a starter allowed two earned runs or less.
Cortes appeared to tire in the sixth when he allowed three straight hits before getting an out. After Donaldson hit his 17th homer, Cortes allowed a single to Mitch Garver on his 83rd pitch. Following a visit with pitching coach Matt Blake, he quickly finished the inning and then breezed through the seventh.
Joely Rodriguez and Brody Koerner pitched a scoreless inning apiece to finish the four-hitter.
The Yankees loaded the bases without getting a hit when Barnes plunked Giancarlo Stanton on the foot and Voit made it 2-0 with a single to left that whizzed past the diving attempt of third baseman Luis Arraez.
After the Yankees took a four-run lead, Judge hit his 27th homer into the right field seats in the second. Voit made it 7-0 when Minnesota center fielder Nick Gordon was unable to make a diving catch at the left-center field warning track and the ball hopped over the fence.
Barnes allowed seven runs and eight hits in five innings.
“He was able to keep pitching, keep competing,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Dodgers hold off Mets 3-2 to extend win streak to eight
LOS ANGELES (AP) Walker Buehler pitched two-run ball into the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 3-2 Friday night for their eighth straight win.
Buehler (13-2) struck out eight and allowed six hits over 7 2/3 innings as Los Angeles improved to 5-0 against the Mets over the past eight days, including a three-game sweep in New York last weekend.
Trea Turner had two hits and two runs. It was the fourth multi-hit game for Turner over his last five starts.
Pete Alonso hit his 27th home run and had an RBI infield single in the eighth, but the Mets lost for the seventh time in their last eight games. The rough spell has come at the start of a 13-game stretch against the San Francisco Giants and Dodgers, the teams with the two best records in baseball.
The Dodgers got off to a fast start as Turner doubled before going to third base on a fly ball from Max Muncy. He scored on Justin Turner’s groundout to shortstop three batters into the game.
Trea Turner started another Dodgers scoring opportunity in the third inning. His one-out single to center was followed by Muncy’s RBI double to right. After Justin Turner walked, Corey Seager rolled an RBI single to center for a 3-0 advantage.
Buehler had given up just a single while hitting a batter through the first three innings before Alonso ripped a line-drive home run to right-center to cut the Dodgers’ advantage to 3-1.
The Mets closed within a run in the eighth. Patrick Mazeika led off with a single against Buehler and Brandon Nimmo followed with a one-out single. The runners moved to second and third on Buehler’s wild pitch before Jeff McNeil struck out looking on a pitch that appeared to be inside.
Mazeika was able to score and cut the deficit to 3-2 on a slow dribbler halfway down the third-base line by Alonso. Buehler was removed from the game by manager Dave Roberts and was ejected from the game by home-plate umpire Nestor Ceja as he left the field.
After Michael Conforto walked to load the bases against Dodgers reliever Alex Vesia, the left-hander struck out J.D. Davis looking to end the threat.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 26th save.
Buehler gave up six hits with no walks and eight strikeouts, ending his run of allowing one run or less at five consecutive starts. Buehler’s only two loses this season have come when the Dodgers failed to score a run, including a game on June 24 when four Chicago Cubs pitchers combined on a no-hitter.
Mets starter Carlos Carrasco (0-2) gave up three runs on five hits over five innings with one walk and six strikeouts. It was a vast improvement on his start against the Dodgers on Sunday night when he gave up six runs and three home runs in just two innings of work.
The Dodgers also have won 12 of their last 13 as they try to keep pace with the first-place Giants.
D’Arnaud HR backs Fried shutout as Braves beat Orioles 3-0
BALTIMORE (AP) Travis d’Arnaud celebrated his new contract with a two-run homer, Jorge Soler also went deep and the Atlanta Braves beat Baltimore 3-0 Friday night, extending their winning streak to seven games while handing the Orioles their 16th straight defeat.
Max Fried (11-7) allowed four hits in his first career nine-inning complete game, and the NL East-leading Braves matched a modern-era, single-season franchise record with their 11th consecutive road win. The last time that happened was in 1956, when the team was based in Milwaukee.
Baltimore’s losing streak is its second-longest since moving from St. Louis in 1954, topped only by the 1988 team that started the season 0-21. The Orioles have been outscored 141-42 during their current skid, which has left Baltimore with the worst record in the majors (38-83).
Hours before the game, d’Arnaud signed a two-year, $16 million extension with a club option for 2024. The 32-year-old catcher immediately rewarded Atlanta for its show of faith, crushing a second-inning pitch from Keegan Akin (0-8) following a single by Dansby Swanson.
“I told him after the game, dude you’re worth every penny,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “The job he did with Max, too.”
D’Arnaud was delighted to be on the receiving end of Fried’s masterful throws, and relished the home run that made a wonderful day even more special.
“It blew my mind a little bit,” d’Arnaud said. “It put us up 2-0 and that’s all we needed. It was a real fun day.”
It was his second homer in five games since coming off a 2 1/2-month stay on the injured list with a sprained left thumb. d’Arnaud also had an infield hit and drew a walk.
Soler made it 3-0 with a solo shot in the third, and Fried made the advantage stand up. The lefty is 4-0 with a 0.67 ERA in August.
Fried struck out four, walked none and permitted only one runner past first base. His previous longest outing was seven innings, accomplished six times, and his lone complete game was a six-inning stint against Cincinnati in 2019.
“I had no intention of taking him out,” Snitker said. “Just watching him throw and the stuff, I was going to let him run with it.”
Trey Mancini had two hits for Baltimore and Ryan Mountcastle extended his career-high hitting streak to 12 games with a first-inning single.
But Fried was too good.
“He had the ability to throw strikes with every pitch he had tonight,” Orioles outfielder Austin Hays said. “He was just pitching ahead and forcing us to have to move the bat. He didn’t walk anybody and they didn’t make any errors. It was a fine combination for them.”
The Orioles, who haven’t won since Aug. 2, remain in hunt of their second win this month.
“There’s no music in the clubhouse. Everybody’s just mad because we’re losing games,” Hays said.
Anderson delivers 2 key hits, White Sox beat Rays 7-5 in 11
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tim Anderson keeps on getting clutch hits for the Chicago White Sox.
Anderson had a game-tying homer in the ninth and a tiebreaking RBI single in the 11th as the White Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 Friday night in a matchup of AL division leaders.
“The heart and soul of our team,” Chicago starting pitcher Lucas Giolito said,
After Tampa Bay’s Andrew Kittredge (8-2) worked a perfect 10th, Anderson opened the 11th with a hit and scored on a fielder’s choice grounder by Jose Abreu to make it 7-5.
“We got burned by a good player,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said. “It was a tense game, we anticipated that with two clubs that are sitting 70-plus wins right now.”
Abreu has 91 RBIs.
Liam Hendriks (8-3) got out of a jam in the 10th with a man on third and one out. Ryan Tepera worked the 11th and earned his second save.
After blowing a two-run lead in the eighth inning, Anderson pulled the White Sox even at 5-all with a leadoff homer in the ninth off JT Chargois.
Anderson, who went 3 for 6, had a walk-off homer to beat the New York Yankees in the “Field of Dreams” game in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 12.
“There’s no better better shortstop in the whole league when you talk about his complete game,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “Watch this game and it’s all you will need to know about this greatness,”
Chicago reliever Craig Kimbrel began the eighth by throwing seven straight balls, including a walk to Manuel Margot. After Kimbrel struck out Mike Zunino for the second out, Aaron Bummer entered and walked pinch-hitter Randy Arozarena, gave up Wander Franco’s RBI infield single and Austin Meadows’ two-run base hit that put the East-leading Rays ahead 5-4.
Meadows has driven in 85 runs.
“This one sting a little bit because we had such a great comeback,” Kittredge said. “So yeah, it hurts.”
The Rays tops the majors with 242 runs in the seventh inning or later but are 5-11 in extra innings.
Giolito gave up two runs and three hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings, and Yoan Moncada hit a two-run homer for the Central-leading White Sox. Chicago was 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position through 10 innings.
Ji-Man Choi homered for the Rays, who were coming off a dominating four-game sweep over Baltimore in which they outscored the struggling Orioles 34-8.
After Anderson scored from third on a nifty head-first slide on Abreu’s fielder’s choice grounder, Moncada made it 4-1 on his two-run shot off Michael Wacha.
Seven of the first 12 White Sox batters had hits off Wacha, but Chicago scored just once through three innings by going 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position over the stretch.
Wacha allowed four runs, nine hits and struck out nine in five innings. The right-hander had given up 18 runs and 30 hits over 14 innings in his previous three starts.
Chicago’s Luis Robert had a first-inning RBI double.
Choi tied it at 1 on his two-out homer in the second inning. Kevin Kiermaier had a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Franco was OK after Andrew Vaughn’s grounder deflected off his glove and hit him on the right side of the face. He was charged with an error, one of three for a normally strong Rays defensive team that also saw Zunino with three passed balls.
Sale strong again for 5 IP, Red Sox beat Rangers 6-0
BOSTON (AP) Chris Sale pitched five shutout innings in his second outing since Tommy John surgery to help Boston beat the Texas Rangers 6-0 on Friday night and bounce back after the Yankees swept the Red Sox and knocked them into third place.
Xander Bogaerts homered and the Red Sox, who led the division on July 30, pounded out six doubles after returning to Fenway Park in third and out of playoff position. The Yankees also won, leaving the Red Sox 1 1/2 games behind New York in the AL wild-card race.
“That series got away from us,” Sale said. “To be able to come here and post up and get us back on track, that’s what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed to win games.”
Sale (2-0) threw 71 pitches, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out five for his second win in two starts since returning from elbow ligament replacement surgery. Manager Alex Cora said he would have gone back out after an eight-pitch fifth but the bottom half ran long, with Boston scoring three runs to take a 5-0 lead.
“It was just taking care of him right,” Cora said. “This is April for him. There’s more in the tank. We know that.”
Sale also said it was like his usual progression to come out of spring training and get ready for the season.
With one big change:
“It’s a little bit different hitting the ground with the tires already spinning. Not one part of me doesn’t love that,” he said. “I’m glad it’s sink or swim. I live for the fact that it’s do or die.
“I just have to pitch well for us to success. Not just me, but everybody on this team,” Sale said. “We don’t have the luxury of saying we have time. We’ve got to go. I enjoy that part.”
Bogaerts singled in a run in the first inning and then hit a solo homer in the fifth. Kyle Schwarber followed with a walk, J.D. Martinez doubled and Alex Verdugo hit a two-run double to make it 5-0 and chase Dane Dunning (5-8).
The Rangers right-hander allowed five runs on nine hits, a hit batter and a walk in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out one.
Andy Ibanez had two hits for Texas.
Harrison, Marte lead Oakland offense, A’s top Giants 4-1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Josh Harrison hit a two-run single, Starling Marte added an RBI double, and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.
James Kaprielian pitched three-hit ball over five innings to remain unbeaten in three starts since coming off the injured list to help the A’s hold off their Bay Area rivals before a crowd of 40,133 – the largest at the Coliseum in nearly two years.
The A’s remain two games behind the Astros in the AL West and a half game ahead of the Red Sox for the second wild card.
“It’s always exciting to play in front of a crowd like we had tonight,” Harrison said. “We had a little bit more black and orange than I would like but at the same time it’s always better when you get the last laugh getting the victory. So far, so good.”
Mike Yastrzemski homered for San Francisco. The Giants have lost back-to-back games for the first time since late July.
Harrison got the A’s going in the fourth with a single that came after Jed Lowrie’s leadoff walk and a double by Yan Gomes. Both runners easily scored.
Yastrzemski, batting ninth, snapped a 3-for-26 funk with his 19th home run leading off the fifth.
Up 2-1, Mark Canha reached on a fielder’s choice, took second on a wild pitch and scored on Marte’s double. As Marte stole third, Jose Alvarez’s throw bounced past third baseman Wilmer Flores and into foul territory, and Marte scored easily.
“What he’s doing, I’ve seen for years,” Harrison said of Marte, who was his teammate when both were with Pittsburgh. “He hasn’t lost a step. Hes a guy that can change a game offensively, defensively, on the bases. He’s another element that makes us dangerous.”
Kaprielian (7-4) briefly lost control in the third with three consecutive two-out walks – the last two coming on nine pitches – before getting slugger Kris Bryant to fly out to center where Marte made a running catch. Kaprielian had four strikeouts and four walks.
“Early in the game he looked great,” ‘s manager Bob Melvin said. “Maybe not his best command after that. Some balls were up in the zone, he walked some guys but he’s a really tough competitor and those are the guys that find a way to get outs when they have to.”
Four relievers combined for four scoreless innings. Lou Trivino pitched the ninth for his 21st save.
Giants starter Alex Wood (10-4) allowed two runs and five hits in five innings. He had been unbeaten in 11 starts following a San Francisco loss.
“We didn’t get it done, that’s all that matters,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “I did think we were driving more balls in the air but wasn’t enough. We didn’t execute tonight.”
Álvarez, Astros slug their way to 12-3 win over Mariners
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros shook off the hitting woes that plagued them for most of the last week, slugging four home runs in a rout of the Seattle Mariners.
Yordan Alvarez homered and had four RBIs as the Astros jumped on Yusei Kikuchi early and cruised to the 12-3 win on Friday night.
Alvarez and Jake Meyers hit two-run homers off Kikuchi (7-7) as he tied a career-high by allowing seven runs in a season-low 2 2/3 innings.
Martin Maldonado and Yuli Gurriel also homered, and Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve each hit a triple to help Houston win its second straight after dropping the previous four.
The Astros scored more runs on Friday night than they managed in those four losses, when they combined for just 10.
“To come home and start the series like that just raises the atmosphere and the mood for everybody,” Alvarez said through a translator.
Manager Dusty Baker was happy to see his team keep padding the lead after the Astros were already up big.
“We hit some balls hard on the road but nothing to show for it, so it was great for us to put up crooked numbers in all those consecutive innings,” Baker said. “Those guys didn’t take their foot off the pedal and that’s how you play, and that’s how I like to watch them play.”
Lance McCullers Jr. (10-4) permitted five hits and two runs with eight strikeouts to get the win after losing his past two starts. He was thrilled to have so much run support.
“It was nice,” he said. “Obviously when our lineup gets going it’s something special. Hopefully we can carry that through this homestand.”
Kyle Seager and Ty France hit solo homers for the Mariners, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
“It starts and ends with starting pitching and tonight Yusei just didn’t have it,” manager Scott Servais said. “They were all over him … just not a very consistent night at all with his stuff.”
There was one on and one out in the first when Correa hit his first triple of the season to make it 1-0. Alvarez followed with a ground out to score Correa.
Chas McCormick walked with one out in the second before the homer by Meyers.
Correa opened Houston’s third with a single, before Alvarez’s home run to center field made it 6-0. The Astros went back-to-back when Gurriel connected on his home run to left center.
Aledmys Diaz doubled and Kikuchi walked Maldonado with two outs to end his night.
There were two outs in the fourth when the Mariners got on the board with Seager’s soaring shot to the second deck in right field.
There were runners on first and second with no outs in the bottom of the inning when Alvarez hit a ball to left field that a fan reached over the front row to grab, resulting in a ground-rule double because of fan interference. The crew chief called for a review and the call was upheld. Michael Brantley scored on the play to make it 8-1, and Houston added another run on a single by Gurriel. There was one out in the inning when Alvarez scored on a sacrifice fly by McCormick to leave Houston up 10-1.
Maldonado launched his homer off Erik Swanson with no outs in the fifth. Altuve followed with a triple and scored on a groundout by Brantley to pad the lead.
Rookie Patterson scores TD, Washington beats Bengals 17-13
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Rookie running back Jaret Patterson did a little bit of everything and scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter in Washington’s 17-13 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday night.
Patterson, an undrafted free agent from Buffalo, ran for 71 yards, caught three passes for 25 yards and had a 37-yard kickoff return. His 1-yard scoring plunge was Washington’s only touchdown. Dustin Hopkins had three field goals for Washington (1-1).
Patterson, who is listed at 5-foot-9, insists that he uses his smaller stature as a positive as he fights to make the roster.
“I feel like my size is an advantage,” Patterson said. “I can hide behind the big offensive linemen. Just hiding behind those guys and having a low center of gravity. … I want to keep improving and show that I belong here.”
Coach Ron Rivera gave Patterson time early and often and liked what he saw.
“He’s an explosive, dynamic young back,” Rivera said.
“We gave him some opportunities with the first bunch and he did a nice job with that and then when the second bunch was in there he really showed his ability.”
Cincinnati (1-1) held out quarterback Joe Burrow for the second week in a row and the offense struggled. Burrow, the first selection in the 2020 draft, started 10 games last season before a season-ending left knee injury at Washington in Week 11.
Brandon Allen started in his place and played through the first drive of the second half, finishing 8 of 17 for 70 yards. The Bengals were 0 for 6 on third downs in the first half and finished 4 of 13.
Ryan Fitzpatrick played the first four series for Washington before making way for Taylor Heinicke. Fitzpatrick was 7 of 13 for 96 yards with most of that coming on two big plays. The veteran connected with Logan Thomas on the first play of the game for 28 yards and found rookie Dyami Brown for a 29-yarder just before the end of the first quarter. Brown’s catch set up Hopkins’ 34-yard field goal. It was the first points for Washington’s first-team offense through two preseason games. Heinicke finished 11 of 13 for 80 yards, and Kyle Allen wrapped up for Washington.
Allen capped off an eight-play, 64-yard drive with a 1-yard run to give Cincinnati (1-1) a 10-6 lead just after halftime. Washington looked as it recovered a fumble on the 1 but safety Darrick Forrest was called for unnecessary roughness hit when he knocked the ball loose on Allen’s 19-yard completion to Trenton Irwin. The Bengals kept possession and scored on the next play.
Kyle Shurmur and Eric Dungey both got second-half time under center for the Bengals.
Bengals kicker Evan McPherson connected from 37 and 50 yards.
Henne, Buechele throw TD passes, Chiefs beat Cardinals 17-10
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Patrick Mahomes was pretty good, backups Chad Henne and Shane Buechele were even better, and the Kansas City Chiefs won their second straight preseason game by beating the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 on Friday night.
Henne and Buechele each threw a touchdown pass. Mahomes started and completed 10 of 18 passes for 78 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. The 2018 Most Valuable Player led two 15-play drives in his most extensive action so far this preseason.
The first 15-play drive ended on a 24-yard field goal by Harrison Butker and the second abruptly stopped when Byron Murphy Jr. intercepted Mahomes’ pass in the end zone. It was the one major miscue in an otherwise encouraging performance for Kansas City’s starting offense.
“It felt good,” Mahomes said. “I thought we had some good drives, a few long drives where we got to run the ball, throw the ball, do all the different type of stuff.”
Henne was 6 of 8 for 82 yards and a touchdown. Buechele – a rookie – was 9 of 11 for 115 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Byron Pringle caught four passes for 63 yards.
Kansas City (2-0) led 10-0 at halftime. Juan Thornhill snagged an interception on a diving catch with 30 seconds left in the second quarter to stop a promising Arizona drive.
“All in all, I was pleased with the defense and how they played,” Kansas City coach Andy Reid said. “All in all, I thought it was a good game. Offensively we had a lot of yards, a lot of plays and probably could have had more points in that first half.”
Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray saw his first preseason action, playing the first three series. He was 1-of-4 passing for 2 yards and also gained 8 yards on the ground. The Cardinals (1-1) didn’t get a first down on any of the possessions.
“It would have been good to get a touchdown,” Cardinals left tackle D.J. Humphries said. “But I definitely don’t think the sky is falling.”
Backup Colt McCoy was 13 of 18 for 113 yards and one interception. The Cardinals managed just 239 total yards.
“Not real sharp offensively,” Kingsbury said. “But that happens. They played good defensively and we have a lot to work on this week.”
Kansas City pushed ahead 17-0 midway through the third quarter when Buechele hit Jerick McKinnon for a 5-yard touchdown strike.
The Cardinals scored for the first time when Matt Prater made a 22-yard field goal late in the third. Chris Streveler connected with Ross Travis on a 20-yard touchdown pass with 9:03 left in the fourth.
Cards’ Fitzgerald: ‘Don’t have the urge to play’ football
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals 11-time Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald says he currently doesn’t have the desire to play an 18th NFL season, though he left the possibility open that he might resume his career.
In an interview on SiriusXM Radio with Jim Gray on Mad Dog Sports Radio – set to air Friday afternoon – Fitzgerald said he’s currently focused on being a radio broadcaster.
“To be honest with you I just don’t have the urge to play right now,” Fitzgerald said in the interview. “I don’t know how I’ll feel in September, October, November moving forward but I just, today, I just don’t have that urge. And I think I have to be respectful of that. Football is not one of those games you want to walk out there and play and not be fully engaged and ready to prepare and do the things necessary that you need to do.”
The 37-year-old has put together 17 of the most consistent and productive seasons for a wide receiver in NFL history.
He hasn’t been at the Cardinals’ preseason camp in Glendale, Arizona, over the past month. Coach Kliff Kingsbury and teammates have consistently said they’re not sure of Fitzgerald’s football plans. The Cardinals signed veteran receiver A.J. Green during the offseason.
Known by many Cardinals fans as “Larry Legend,” he has played his entire career in the desert. He has 1,432 catches for 17,492 yards. Those numbers both rank second in NFL history behind Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice.
He’s proven incredibly durable, even in his latest seasons. He played in every regular-season game from 2015 to 2019 and appeared in 13 games during 2020, catching 54 passes for 409 yards and a touchdown.
Fitzgerald was a 2008 All-Pro and has made 11 Pro Bowl teams in a career that started in 2004. He was the third overall pick in that year’s draft out of Pittsburgh and almost immediately became one of the game’s top receivers.
Fitzgerald has a fairly low-key personality for a receiver – a position notorious for its prima donnas. He usually does his job with a smile and rarely complains, even during some tough years when the Cardinals cycled through multiple journeyman quarterbacks.
It’s one of many reasons Fitzgerald is widely beloved in Arizona and fans erupt every time he catches a pass. Over two decades, he’s established deep connections in the community and became a part owner of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns last year.
Over the past two years, he relished working with young quarterback Kyler Murray, whom the Cardinals drafted No. 1 overall in 2019. He also has a good rapport with Kingsbury, who is only a few years older than the receiver.
Bucks’ Antetokounmpo joins Brewers’ ownership group
MILWAUKEE (AP) One month after leading the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA title in half a century, Giannis Antetokounmpo is teaming up with the city’s other major pro sports franchise by joining the Milwaukee Brewers’ ownership group.
“Man, this is unbelievable,” Antetokounmpo said Friday at a news conference. “This is a dream come true for a kid from Sepolia, Athens, Greece, born from immigrant parents. I could have never imagined I would be in this position.”
Antetokounmpo modeled a Brewers jersey with No. 34, the same number he wears on the basketball court. Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio joked that he wondered whether president of baseball operations David Stearns might want to try out the 6-foot-11 forward at first base.
Attanasio and Antetokounmpo said they finalized this agreement in May. Antetokounmpo said he and the team kept it quiet at the time because they didn’t want to distract the Bucks’ playoff run and the early part of the Brewers’ season.
Attanasio said Antetokounmpo is the first new individual investor who has been added to the Brewers ownership group since Attanasio purchased controlling interest of the franchise in 2005.
Antetokounmpo said he started thinking about getting involved in ownership of a pro sports franchise last year while he was in the NBA playoff bubble at Walt Disney World. Antetokounmpo, who is from Greece, said his team first discussed the possibility of buying a European soccer club.
But the two-time NBA MVP said he wanted to team up with the Brewers to show his support to the city of Milwaukee.
“Milwaukee made me who I am today,” said Antetokounmpo, who signed a supermax contract extension with the Bucks in December. “It made me a better person. This is basically my home. I’ve become a father here. I’ve become a leader here. I’ve become a champion here, and I want to be involved. I want to be involved in the community as much as possible. I know Milwaukee invested a lot in me, and I want to invest a lot of me back into the city of Milwaukee.”
Antetokounmpo knows the city very well. But admitted that he still has plenty to learn about the ame of baseball.
“Obviously growing up in Europe, there’s not a lot of baseball over there,” he said. “I can tell you when I was introduced to baseball. I was 18. It was the first day I came to Milwaukee. I came to a game. But I know Christian Yelich. I know he’s a great player.”
The Brewers sure know Antetokoumpo, though.
Attanasio said about 20 Brewers players were watching from a Fiserv Forum suite when Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to clinch the Bucks’ first championship since 1971.
“We’re trying to have some of that good karma that Giannis and his teammates created to rub off on us,” Attanasio said.
The Brewers have never won a World Series and last won a pennant way back in 1981, but they entered Friday with an 8 +-game lead in the NL Central as they chase their fourth consecutive playoff berth.
Antetokounmpo can talk to the Brewers players about the benefits that come from winning a title.
“It’s hard to get it done,” Antetokounmpo said. “It’s hard to get there. But once you accomplish that, it’s the best feeling ever. It’s the best feeling ever. You always remember what it took to get there. And you create this bond with your teammates for the rest of your life. It’s an addictive feeling.”
The two-time NBA MVP isn’t the only notable Wisconsin athlete with an investment in another of the state’s pro franchises. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a minority ownership stake in the Bucks.
A&M gets probation, Williams 2-game suspension from NCAA
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Texas A&M basketball coach Buzz Williams has been suspended for two games and the team has been placed on two years of probation for multiple NCAA rules violations, the NCAA announced Friday.
The violations include Williams having impermissible contact in July 2019 with a prospect. Additionally, an unnamed assistant coach observed and held tryouts with a prospect during an unofficial visit. That assistant was found to have conducted multiple supervised workouts off campus with team members and a prospect that were not allowed because of the pandemic.
The school suspended that assistant from June 2020 through the 2020-21 season.
Additional penalties for the infractions are reducing the number of official visits for the 2021-22 academic year by five. They must also suspend unofficial visits during the first three Southeastern Conference basketball games this season. Texas A&M will also have to reduce recruiting days during the 2021-22 academic year by 5%.
The NCAA and Texas A&M worked together through the negotiated resolution process to come to terms on the punishment.
Williams is entering his third year at Texas A&M. The Aggies went 8-10 and 2-8 in SEC play last season in a year where they had to cancel multiple games because of coronavirus issues.
Nadal out of US Open, ends season because of injured foot
MADRID (AP) The U.S. Open lost some more star power Friday – Rafael Nadal is gone, undone by a chronic foot injury that will sideline him for the rest of the season.
His announcement further depletes the year’s last major tennis tournament, with Roger Federer already out as well as last year’s champion, Dominic Thiem.
Nadal’s absence also clears one more possible hurdle for Novak Djokovic, who now resumes his bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam without one of his longtime rivals in the men’s draw at Flushing Meadows.
“I am very sorry to announce that I won’t be able to keep playing tennis during the 2021 season,” Nadal said in a video on social media. “But, as you know, I have been suffering too much with my foot for the last year now and I missed a lot of important events for me.”
Federer needs knee surgery and said last weekend he would not play in New York. Thiem said this week he is ending his season after injuring his right wrist in June.
Nadal, Federer and Djokovic share the men’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Djokovic, in addition to the Grand Slam pursuit, will now be trying to move ahead of his rivals. He won the Australian Open in February, the French Open in June and Wimbledon in July.
Nadal and Federer also both sat out the U.S. Open last year – Nadal because of the pandemic; Federer because he had two operations on his right knee in 2020.
The last time Nadal entered the tournament, in 2019, he won it for one of his four trophies in New York.
The U.S. Open draw is next week and main draw play starts Aug. 30.
Federer (40), Nadal (35) and Djokovic (34) have ruled men’s tennis for more than 15 years, dominating the sport’s most important tournaments and swapping the No. 1 ranking.
Djokovic beat Nadal in the French Open semifinals and the Spaniard then sat out both Wimbledon and the Olympics because of fatigue.
Speaking in the video, the fourth-ranked Nadal said the foot pain he has been battling most of his career is too much.
“During the last year I was not able to practice and prepare the way I need to be competitive at the standards I want to be,” he said. “The injury is nothing new. It is the same injury I am having since 2005. In that moment the doctors were very negative about my future career. But, honestly, I was able to have a career I was unable to ever dream about, so I am confident I will recover again.”
Nadal insisted he is “going to fight every single day” because he is convinced he still has “a couple of beautiful years” left in his career.
He won two tournaments this year, on clay in Barcelona and Rome.
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS: Kranick’s Gem Leads Indy in Shutout
TOLEDO, OHIO – Max Kranick tossed his first Triple-A quality start as the Indianapolis Indians pitching staff combined for a shutout of the Toledo Mud Hens on Friday night, 5-0.
Kranick (W, 2-3) shut down the Mud Hens offense in 6.0 innings for the team’s first quality start since Beau Sulser on Aug. 3 at Iowa. It was Kranick’s longest outing since July 21, 2019 with High-A Bradenton at Tampa (6.0ip).
Pirates rehabber Sam Howard entered in relief of Kranick and threw 2.0 perfect innings before Tyler Bashlor slammed the door. After Bashlor surrendered a one-out walk, the game ended with a sharp line drive caught by Cole Tucker that doubled off the runner at first.
Scoreless through the first four innings, a three-run fifth inning lifted the Indians (44-49) to their first win of the series. Christian Bethancourt kicked things off with his 10th home run of the season out to right field on the first pitch of the inning. With two runners on and two outs after the inning was extended via Isaac Paredes’ first of two errors on the evening, Jared Oliva tripled to extend the lead, 3-0.
Another costly Toledo (52-41) error in the eighth inning led to another run tacked on without a hit recorded in the frame. Oliva drove in his third RBI of the night on a single in the ninth inning.
Two errors and a passed ball led to four of the Indians five runs being unearned to Toledo’s pitching staff. Pedro Payano (L, 2-5) went 6.2 innings and surrendered three runs (one earned) on five hits.
The Indians and Mud Hens will continue the six-game series on Saturday night at 7:05 PM ET. RHP Beau Sulser (5-5, 4.50) will take the mound against RHP Mark Leiter Jr. (5-2, 3.86).
Trio of Hoosiers Land on CSN All-America List
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana junior forward Victor Bezerra, junior goalkeeper Roman Celentano, and redshirt senior Spencer Glass have been added to the College Soccer News Preseason All-America teams, the publication announced on Friday afternoon.
Preseason All-America First Team
The 2020-21 MAC Hermann Trophy runner-up racked up numerous postseason awards after a sensational spring season, including United Soccer Coaches’ All-America First Team, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Tournament, All-Big Ten First Team and All-North Region First Team.
Bezerra led the Hoosiers in goals scored (12), shots (50), shots on goal (26), game-winning goals (4) and total points (28) a season ago. His 12 goals scored last season marked the most by a Hoosier since Eriq Zavaleta netted 18 scores in 2012. Since 2006, only two Hoosiers have scored more goals than Bezerra in a single season: Will Bruin (18 in 2010) and Zavaleta (18 in 2012).
He broke the all-time Indiana record for goals in a single Big Ten Tournament run (5) and finished fourth nationally in goals per game (0.80) last season.
Preseason All-America First Team
The Naperville, Ill., native was named to the All-America Second Team after a brilliant sophomore campaign. He conceded only six goals in 16 games played last season for a goals-against average of 0.36. For this career, the reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Tournament has allowed only 14 goals in 29 career starts.
Celentano, the Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, made 59 total saves (0.908 save percentage) and carded 10 clean sheets. He has a career record of 21-4-4.
Preseason All-America Second Team
Glass made headlines on June 3 when he announced he would be returning for a sixth season on campus after suffering a season-ending injury midway through the 2020-21 campaign. Despite missing nearly half the matches last season, the Fort Wayne, Ind., native still found a way on the All-North Region First Team and All-Big Ten First Team and led the conference in assists (5) and assists per game (.625). He also anchored one of the nation’s top defenses.
The preseason No. 2-ranked Indiana Hoosiers will close out the exhibition portion of the schedule against Louisville at 8 p.m. ET on Aug. 21 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Preseason All-America First Team
GK – Roman Celentano, Jr., Indiana
D – Kyle Hiebert, Sr., Missouri State
D – Charlie Ostrem, Sr., Washington
D – Yanis Leerman, Sr., UCF
MF – Vitor Dias, Sr., Marshall
MF – Dante Polvara, Jr., Georgetown
MF – Dylan Teves, Jr., Washington
MF – Valentin Noel, Jr., Pittsburgh
F – CJ Tibbling, Sr., Seton Hall
F – Victor Bezerra, Jr., Indiana
F – Zach Ryan, Sr., Stanford
Preseason All-America Second Team
GK – Giannis Nikopolidis, Sr., Georgetown
D – Luca Dahn, Sr., Seton Hall
D – Spencer Glass, Sr., Indiana
D – Jasper Loeffelsend, Gr., Pittsburgh
D – Bridger Hansen, Gr., New Hampshire
MF – Noah Jensen, Sr., Oakland
MF – Sofiane Djeffal, Sr., Oregon State
MF – Justin Rasmussen, Sr., Grand Canyon
MF – Josh Dolling, Sr., Missouri State
F – Lucas Senesson, Jr., Marquette
F – MD Myers, Jr., High Point
F – Danny Bloyou, Sr., Penn State
Preseason All-America Third Team
GK – Alec Smir, Gr., North Carolina
D – Nick Hazel, Sr., Lafayette
D – Jacob Graiber, Gr., UIC
D – Nathan Dossantos, Sr., Marshall
MF – Paolo Gratton, Jr., Milwaukee
MF – Gino Vivi, Jr., UCF
MF – Alex Nagy, Sr., Vermont
MF – Noel Caliskan, Jr., Loyola Marymount
MF – Billy Hency, Sr., Loyola Chicago
F – Diego Gutierrez, Sr., Creighton
F – Hugo Kametani, Sr., Omaha
F – Kyle Holcomb, Sr., Wake Forest
Women’s Soccer Host Morehead State On Sunday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team faces off in a non-league match against Morehead State on Sunday, Aug. 22 (1 p.m.) at the Hefner Soccer Complex.
Game Day Information
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (0-0-1, 0-0-0 Horizon League) vs Morehead State (1-0-0, 0-0-0 Ohio Valley Conference)
When: Sunday, August 22 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Hefner Soccer Complex | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Series History: 2-2. The Mastodons defeated the Eagles in the first two matches of the series 6-2 in 2001 and 2-1 in 2004. The Eagles have taken the last two matches by a score of 1-0 in 2006 and most recently 2-0 in 2019.
Scouting The Mastodons
Purdue Fort Wayne opened the regular season with a 0-0 tie against Toledo on Thursday, Aug. 19. The result was the first win or tie against a Mid-American Conference school since 2013 when the Mastodons defeated Ball State 1-0. Zoe Greenhalge led the ‘Dons in shots with three and had one shot on goal. Samantha Castaneda made her first collegiate start in goal against Toledo. She racked up eight saves and earned her first career shutout.
The sister duo of Morgan and Bella Reitano had a big impact on the ‘Dons two exhibition matches earlier this season. The two combined for three goals and one assist.
Kayla Shebar also had an impact in the ‘Dons two exhibition games, scoring two goals. Her quick acceleration and speed makes her a threat anytime she’s on the field.
Scouting The Eagles
Morehead State opened the season with a 2-0 win over Alabama State. Abby Vanhoeve got the Eagles on the board with a goal at the 81st minute with an assist from Sarah Faloon. Colleen Swift added a 90th minute penalty kick goal to secure the win for the Eagles
The Eagles are coming off a 2-8 season in 2020 with wins against UT Martin and Austin Peay. Swift is a key returner for the Eagles. She led the team in goals (2), points (4) and shots (15) as well as second in shots on goal (7). Swift is also one of three student-athletes who appeared and started in all 10 games for the Eagles. In 2019, the Eagles finished with a 4-12-2 record. Which included a three-game winning streak.
Warren Lipka enters his 28th season as a head coach, and his 12th season as the head coach at Morehead State. He holds an overall record of 262-247-53, 80 of those wins came at Morehead State. He was awarded the Ohio Valley Conference’s coach of the year in 2009, 2010 and 2013. Under Lipka’s leadership, the Eagles won the OVC tournament in 2010 and 2013, which led to appearances in the NCAA tournament.
The Mastodons will be back in action on Friday, Aug. 27 (3 p.m.) against Eastern Illinois at the Hefner Soccer Complex. It will be the last of a five game home stand.
KNIGHTS SWEEP TIGERS, DOWN BLUE RAIDERS 3-1 AT VETTE CITY INVITE
Bowling Green, Ky. – The Marian volleyball team began their 2021 season with a vengence Friday afternoon, as they won their first two matches of the season at the Vette City Invite. The Knights battled through first match jitters as they opened the year with a 3-0 sweep of Georgetown, before closing the day with a four-set victory of (RV) Lindsey Wilson.
Marian 3-0 Georgetown (25-23, 25-22, 25-16)
The Knights got off to a sluggish start as they worked out some rust, but settled in with a Jaymison Summers kill on the fifth rally of the game to get the Crossroads League team on the board. Marian slowly chipped away after falling behind 5-1, with a Georgetown service error bringing Marian to a tie at 8-8. A Lexi Spence service ace gave Marian their first lead at 11-10 five rallies later, with the ace bringing momentum to the Knights. Despite leading for nine rallies, the Tigers roared back with four unanswered points to take the lead and issue a Marian timeout, but Maggie Meyer broke the run with a service ace. Skyler Van Note and Sarah Spangler helped the Knights close the set following the ace, with the seniors scoring three of the final four points to take the first set.
Marian and Georgetown again fought in the second set, with both sides trading points throughout the game. Spangler and Jai-Lyn Norwood carried the offensive load for Marian throughout much of the second set, with Spangler recording six of her 14 kills in the second set alone. Georgetown kept it close as the second set neared completion, but Marian got separation thanks to a pair of kills by Madison Brooks. Spangler and Brooks finished off the second set with back to back kills, propeling Marian to a 2-0 lead in the match.
In the third set, Marian built up an early lead, with strong right arms of Brooks, Norwood, and Spangler pushing Marian to a 9-4 lead. The Knights cracked the 10-point margin first with a pair of Van Note kills, with a block from Spangler and Norwood helping their team build a commanding seven-point lead. Three consecutive errors by the Tigers helped Marian see their lead grow to eight points, and after taking the 21-13 edge, Brooks finished off the match a handful of rallies later with her second solo block of the match to seal the sweep for the Knights.
Marian 3-1 Lindsey Wilson (25-11, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23)
Squaring off against Lindsey Wilson for the second time in the calendar year and first since the Knights’ victory at the NAIA National Tournament in April, Marian jumped out to a strong start taking a quick 6-2 lead. Gianna Feld‘s strong serve got the Blue Raiders out of system early and often, forcing the Bluegrass team to take the swift timeout. Marian continued to keep their foot on the pedal and kept finding ways to increase their lead, with a pair of Ainsley Neighbors service aces spiking the margin to seven. A 6-0 run late in the set gave Marian their first double-digit lead of the season, and after Lindsey Wilson burned their final timeout, the Knights wasted no time closing the game with a block from Brooks and Norwood to take the lopsided victory.
Lindsey Wilson responded after taking the loss in the second set and showed why they were tabbed as the favorite in the Mid-South, attacking early as they built a 7-4 lead. Three straight points from the Knights tied the set, but the Blue Raiders again charged back to take the lead. A Van Note service ace helped change the tide in the set, tying things up at 10 each before a Spangler kill sparked a 5-0 run to force a timeout. The lead would dwindle to three twice, but Marian doused any hopes of a Blue Raider comeback with a timely kill or block. Lindsey Wilson made their last threat late, but couldn’t defend a strong attack from Norwood as Marian escaped the set with a four-point win to take a 2-0 lead.
The third set wound up as the most effecient set of the entire match, with both teams tallying 16 kills while committing less than five errors. Despite Marian recorded a hitting percentage of .419 in the third, Lindsey Wilson found their chances to control the lead, taking advantage of service errors to hold a narrow lead. The Knights never trailed by more than three points in the entire third set, and althought they were able to force a late tie at 22-22 after a Michaela Hoffa kill, the Blue Raiders held the momentum on their side of the net, winning the third set on a service ace to extend the match.
Marian came out strong after dropping their first set of the day, opening the fourth game with a decisive attack scoring seven kills to take a 10-7 lead. The lead teetered back to the Blue Raiders after the local team found a groove on offense, but a service error ended their rhythm allowing Marian to capitalize on the mistake. Two attack errors and a kill from Van Note pushed Marian to a 20-18 lead, but the set soon went back to a tie after Lindsey Wilson scored back to back kills out of a timeout. The teams traded the next two rallies, with Spangler giving her team a 22-21 advantage on her 13th kill of the second match. A block from Brooks and Norwood gave Marian the much needed two-point lead, and four rallies later allowed Marian to close the match with a 25-23 win following a Lindsey Wilson service error.
Van Note led Marian in the second match with 14 kills and two service aces, while Spangler had 13 kills posting a .480 hitting percentage. Norwood had 10 kills and six total blocks, with Brooks trailing her recording nine kills in the win. Spence led the passing with 34 assists, and Meyer ended the night with 19 digs.
Marian will finish their weekend in Kentucky on Saturday when they play Campbellsville and Cumberland.
IU EAST: MEN’S SOCCER: GOSHEN AT IU EAST PREVIEW
The Indiana University East men’s soccer team starts the fifth season in program history against Goshen College at home on Aug. 21.
The Red Wolves and the Maple Leafs will meet for the third time at Centerville High School at 5 p.m.
IU East finished last season at 4-8 overall and 4-4 in the River States Conference, while Goshen was 0-5-3 overall and 0-4-3 in Crossroads League action.
FOLLOW THE MATCH
Admission to home matches for IU East soccer is free.
The GPS address for Centerville High School is 507 Willow Grove Road in Centerville, Ind. The soccer field is in the southwest portion of the CHS campus, adjacent to the tennis courts and baseball field.
Live video and live stats for the match are scheduled to be available.
Monitor iueredwolves.com for the postmatch recap and box score.
YOU OUGHT TO KNOW
* Alex Izaga and Cole Fosbrink both earned RSC honors last season. Izaga was an All-RSC First Team performer as the first IU East defender to earn that designation. Fosbrink represented the Red Wolves on the RSC Champions of Character team.
* Izaga and Callum Coleman are the top returning scorers from a season ago for the Red Wolves. Izaga had two goals and an assist, while Coleman also scored twice.
* Goshen has won both matches between the Red Wolves and Maple Leafs dating back to 2017 and 2018.
* The Maple Leafs won their season opener 2-0 at Brescia University on Aug. 18.
* Lucas Bontreger had both goals for Goshen against Brescia. The senior has scored 23 times in his career.
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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1902 The National League throws right-handed pitcher Joe McGinnity of the Baltimore Orioles out of the circuit after punching and spitting at an umpire. Due to his popularity, ‘Iron Man Mike’ will be quickly reinstated.
1908 After more than a dozen attempts, Senator backstop Gabby Street catches a baseball dropped by journalist Preston Gibson from atop of the 555-foot Washington Monument. Scientists estimate the ball traveled with a force of between 200-to-300 pounds.
1919 Phillies catcher Bert Adams has a stellar day behind the plate, recording ten putouts and five assists. The weak-hitting backstop’s outstanding defense doesn’t prevent Philadelphia from dropping a 5-1 decision to Chicago at the Baker Bowl.
1926 At Fenway Park, White Sox right-hander Ted Lyons throws a no-hitter against the hometown Red Sox, 6-0. The future Hall of Famer’s gem takes only 67 minutes to complete.
1931 Babe Ruth becomes the first major leaguer to hit 600 career home runs when the Yankees defeat the Browns, 11-7. The 36 year-old slugger hit the milestone round-tripper off right-hander George Blaeholder.
1932 Defeating the Senators, 11-5, at Washington’s Griffith Stadium, Indians’ hurler Wes Ferrell becomes the first pitcher in this century to win 20 or more games in each of his first four seasons. The Greensboro, NC native, who will post a 23-12 record this season, won 21, 25, and 22 games for Cleveland during the past three years.
1935 At Braves Field, Cardinals’ first baseman Ripper Collins does not make a putout during the 13-3 nine-inning loss to Boston. The St. Louis infielder, who will also not make a putout playing first for the Cubs in a game against Brooklyn in 1937, is the only player to have accomplished the very rare feat twice in the major leagues.
1947 The first Little League World Series tourney takes place at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. With a .625 team batting average, the hometown Maynard Midgets easily win the tournament, 16-7.
1948 Cleveland’s streak of victories (8), shutouts (4), and scoreless innings (47) ends in the ninth inning when Bob Lemon walks Pat Seerey, and yields home runs to Aaron Robinson and Dave Philley in a 3-2 loss to the White Sox.
1949 With the home team trailing 4-2 with one out in the top of the ninth inning, the visiting Giants are awarded a 9-0 forfeit by umpire Al Barlick when the Phillies fans launch a pop bottle and paper barrage at Shibe Park. The Philadelphia patrons displayed their displeasure after first base ump George Barr rules center fielder Richie Ashburn had trapped the ball hit by Joe Lafata, a call vehemently protested by the outfielder and his teammates.
1951 President Harry Truman nixes the selection Major General Emmett O’Donnell as Commissioner of baseball, stating the officer is needs to remain in his post as commander of bombers in Korea. The owners, who had unanimously elected the military man to succeed Happy Chandler, choose National League president Ford Frick to fill the position.
1963 At Wrigley Field, Jerry Lynch leads off the top of the ninth with a pinch-hit home run off Lindy McDaniel, which proves to be the difference in the Pirates’ 7-6 victory over Chicago. The historic homer is the southpaw slugger’s 15th career homer coming off the bench, establishing a new major league record previously shared with former Cincinnati teammate George Crowe.
1971 The Connie Mack statue, a fixture in front of the North Philadelphia ballpark since 1957, is rededicated at the corner of Broad Street and Pattison Avenue in front of the Phillies’ new home, Veterans Stadium. The team added a plaque to the monument’s pedestal, listing the A’s players chosen between 1978 and 2003 for the Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame.
1972 In a complete-game effort at Veterans Stadium, Steve Carlton’s consecutive-victory streak ends at 15 when the Phillies drop a 2-1 decision to Atlanta and Phil Niekro, who also goes the distance. Dusty Baker, who started the 11th inning rally with a two-out double, scores the eventual winning run on Mike Lum’s broken-bat flare over the shortstop’s head.
1975 The Reuschel brothers of the Cubs join forces to blank the Dodgers, 6-0. Rick goes 6.1 innings, and Paul finishes the game for the first shutout thrown by siblings.
1977 In his first appearance at Shea Stadium since being traded, Tom Seaver throws a six-hitter against his former teammates and strikes out 11, helping the Reds defeat the Mets, 5-1. In addition to his work on the mound, ‘Tom Terrific’ hits a double and scores two runs.
1980 At a news conference, owner Charlie Finley announces he has sold his A’s to Walter A. Haas, Jr., the chairman of the board of the Levi Strauss clothing empire, Hass’s son Walter J., and son-in-law Roy Eisenhardt for $12.7 million. The sale to the San Francisco executives, effective in November, keeps the team in Oakland, thwarting oilman Marvin Davis’s plan to move the team to Denver.
1982 Rollie Fingers becomes the first player in major league history to record 300 career saves. The Brewers’ right-handed reliever reaches the milestone, pitching the final two innings of team’s 3-2 victory over the Mariners at the Kingdome.
1983 On the same day, two minor leaguers, Vince Coleman and Donnell Nixon, break Rickey Henderson’s single-season record by stealing their 131st base of the season.
1986 In the Red Sox’s 24-5 rout the Indians, Spike Owen ties a major league mark, becoming the first major leaguer to score six runs in a game since Johnny Pesky, also playing for Boston, accomplished the feat in 1946. The light-hitting shortstop was obtained three days ago, along with center fielder Dave Henderson, from the Mariners in exchange for Rey Quinones and cash.
1989 Orioles southpaw Jeff Ballard, who throws 112 pitches while scattering seven hits, throws a shutout without issuing a walk or recording a strikeout when he whitewashes Milwaukee at Memorial Stadium, 5-0. The unusual feat of a no walk/no strikeout complete-game shutout will not occur again until Rick Porcello, an eight-month-old infant when Ballard throws his gem, blanks Oakland in 2014.
1990 The Phillies overcome an eight-run deficit, scoring nine runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Dodgers, 12-11. John Kruk’s pinch-hit three-run homer ties the game, and two batters later, Carmelo Martinez’s double plates Rod Booker with the eventual winning run in the Chavez Ravine contest.
1999 Orioles outfielder Brady Anderson becomes only the third player in major league history to lead off both games of a doubleheader with a home run. It doesn’t help as the White Sox sweep the twin bill.
1999 Joining Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey Jr., and Babe Ruth, Sammy Sosa becomes the fourth player to hit 50 home runs in consecutive seasons. The Cubs right fielder, who hit 66 dingers last season, blasts his major league-leading 50th and 51st home runs in an 8-6 victory over the Rockies at Wrigley Field.
2001 The International League’s Triple-A game between the Rochester Red Wings (Orioles) and Ottawa Lynx (Expos) features Tim Raines and his son Tim Jr. as opponents. The contest marks the first time a dad and his son oppose each other during the regular season on the professional level.
2002 The Expos’ first selection, fifth overall, in the amateur draft, Clint Everts, signs a deal with Montreal, which gives him a $2.5 million signing bonus. The Houston Cypress Falls High School’s right-hander, along with teammate left-hander Scott Kazmir (Mets), is only the fourth pair of high school players selected in the round of the same draft.
2002 In the longest game ever played in Little League World Series history, Louisville, Kentucky beats Fort Worth, Texas in the US semifinal in 11 innings, 2-1. A record-setting 49 batters strike out when Fort Worth’s Walker Kelly whiffs 21 in nine two-hit innings, and Louisville’s Aaron Alvey fans 19 opponents over nine no-hit innings.
2003 Miguel Tejeda starts his 559th consecutive game to establish a team record. The A’s shortstop, who has the longest active streak in the majors, last missed a game on May 1, 2000.
2003 Much to the delight of the Fenway Faithful and the embarrassment their first baseman, a video of Kevin Millar (aka ‘Rally Karaoke Guy’), as an LA City College freshman doing an impersonation of Bruce Springsteen singing “Born in the USA,” appears on the scoreboard. The tape first played at a clubhouse meeting in Texas as a prank by a college friend, who is now an FBI agent, appears to be Boston’s answer to the Rally Monkey of Anaheim when the Red Sox win their first game in seven days, beating the A’s, 14-5.
2005 Using teammate Cliff Floyd’s bat, Mike Jacobs hits a three-run home run in his first major league at-bat pinch-hitting in the fifth inning. The left-handed hitting backstop becomes the fourth Mets rookie to go deep in his big league debut, joining Benny Ayala, Mike Fitzgerald, and Kaz Matsui.
2005 Florida suspends their batboy for six games after the 11 year-old accepts former Marlin and current Dodger hurler Brad Penny’s $500 dare to drink a gallon of milk in less than an hour without throwing up. The sixth-grader, who drinks the quantity in the allotted time but cannot keep it down, will be offered by the Milk Processor Education Program a promise to pay off the dare and will cover the lost wages resulting from the suspension if he agrees to drink three glasses every 24 hours.
2006 Cory Lidle, recently obtained from the Phillies along with Bobby Abreu in a trade-deadline deal, throws six scoreless innings to get the 2-1 win as the Yankees complete a five-game sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Dubbed the “Boston Massacre II,” the lopsided series reminds fans of the rivalry of a similar meltdown in Boston in 1978.
2006 For the first time since 1943, the Yankees sweep a five-game series at Fenway. The latest Boston massacre leaves the Red Sox six and a half games behind front-running New York and four games off the wild-card pace.
2006 After seeing his starting pitcher give back seven runs of an 8-0 lead in the third inning, John Gibbons goes to the mound to remove Ted Lilly, who argues with the Blue Jay manager and refuses to give up the ball. The incident escalates in the clubhouse tunnel with the skirmish resulting in a bloody nose for the Toronto skipper.
2007 With a grand slam and a three-run homer, a two-run and a pair of one-run doubles during an 18-9 rout of the Yankees, Garret Anderson drives in a franchise-record ten runs with his four hits. The Angels’ left fielder, who is one RBI shy of setting the American League mark, becomes the 12th player to collect 10 RBIs in one contest in big-league history.
2007 Mark Reynolds ties a major league record, held by five other non-pitchers, including Bo Jackson of the Royals in 1988, by striking out in nine consecutive plate appearances. The dubious streak comes to an end when Dave Bush hits the Diamondbacks’ third baseman with a pitch in the sixth inning in a 7-4 Brewer victory at Chase Field.
2007 Matt Murphy, 21, reluctantly decides to sell the ball Barry Bonds hit to break Hank Aaron’s all-time home run record, citing he would be heavily taxed on the historically significant souvenir if he were to hold onto it. The August 7th AT&T Park home run ball, valued at an estimated $500,000, will be available from August 28 through September 15 through a Sotheby’s/SCP online auction.
2010 After being heckled by Philadelphia fans between innings, Nyjer Morgan throws a ball into the Citizens Bank Park outfield seats, hitting a fan in the head. The Nationals outfielder will receive a seven-game suspension for his serious lapse of judgment, with his victim, a 37 year-old male, surprised by the suspension and wishes his assailant good luck with the appeal of the penalty.
2010 Matt Stairs sets the career record for pinch-hit home runs when he goes deep off Ernesto Frieri in the eighth inning of a 6-5 loss in Milwaukee. The two-run shot over the Miller Park right-field fence, his twenty-first round-tripper coming off the bench, moves the premier pinch-hitter ahead of Cliff Johnson.
2011 The Padres retire Trevor Hoffman’s No. 51 in a post-game ceremony to honor baseball’s all-time saves leader, who retired in the off-season after playing 18 big league seasons, 16 with San Diego. After the team acquired him in a five-player deal in 1993, the right-handed reliever compiled 552 of his 601 saves for the Friars
2013 Ichiro Suzuki collects his 4,000th career hit to join Ty Cobb and Pete Rose as the third professional baseball player to accomplish the feat. The Yankee right fielder, who has compiled more hits during his 13 seasons in the major leagues than any other player within the same amount of playing time, started his career with the Orix BlueWave in Japan, where he had a total of 1,278 hits before joining the Mariners in 2001.