INDIANA BASEBALL REGIONALS
NEW ALBANY VS. JASPER
COLUMBUS EAST VS. MOORESVILLE
AT NEW PALESTINE
ANDERSON VS. CATHEDRAL
NEW PALESTINE VS. BROWNSBURG
AT LAFAYETTE JEFF
HOMESTEAD VS. FORT WAYNE CARROLL
HARRISON VS. ZIONSVILLE
CROWN POINT VS. LAKE CENTRAL
SOUTH BEND ADAMS VS. PENN
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL VS. VINCENNES LINCOLN
SILVER CREEK VS. CONNERSVILLE
WEST VIGO VS. BREBEUF
LEBANON VS. BEECH GROVE
AT OAK HILL
WAWASEE VS NEW CASTLE
FORT WAYNE DWENGER VS NORWELL
WESTERN VS. GLENN
ANDREAN VS. SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH
AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI
LINTON STOCKTON VS. NORTH DECATUR
FOREST PARK VS. PROVIDENCE
AT PARK TUDOR
CASCADE VS. CENTERVILLE
PARKE HERITAGE VS. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
AT CARROLL FLORA
WAPAHANI VS. EASTERN
DELPHI VS. CARROLL
EAST SIDE VS. FAIRFIELD
WINAMAC VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN
NEW WASHINGTON VS. TECUMSEH
BARR REEVE VS. BORDEN
RISING SUN VS. SHAKAMAK
TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN VS. INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (INDIANA SRN)
AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
COWAN VS. ROSSVILLE
UNION CITY VS. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
AT SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON
SOUTH CENTRAL VS. CASTON
FREMONT VS. MORGAN TWP.
INDIANA SOFTBALL SEMI STATE
AT BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE
RONCALLI VS. PENDLETON HEIGHTS
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE VS. SHELBYVILLE
CROWN POINT VS. PENN
COLUMBIA CITY VS. HARRISON
AT BROWN COUNTY
PIKE CENTRAL VS. TRI WEST HENDRICKS
CATHEDRAL VS. CORYDON CENTRAL
AT TWIN LAKES
LEO VS. KANKAKEE VALLEY
YORKTOWN VS. SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH
AT FOREST PARK
EASTERN HANCOCK VS. NORTH POSEY
EASTERN VS. SOUTH VERMILLION
WHITKO VS. NORTH NEWTON
MADISON GRANT VS. EASTSIDE
HAUSER VS. TRINITY LUTHERAN
TECUMSEH VS. CLAY CITY
ROSSVILLE VS. NORTH MIAMI
SOUTH CENTRAL VS COWAN
INDIANA STATE GIRLS TRACK FINALS
Team scores: 1. North Central, 55; 2. Noblesville, 40; 3. Zionsville, 32; 4. Bloomington North, 28; 5. Huntington North, 27; 6. Hamilton Southeastern, 26; 7. Carmel, 24; 8. (tie) Park Tudor, 23; 8. (tie) Lake Central, 23; 8. (tie) Center Grove, 23; 11. Cathedral, 21.5.
100 dash: 1. Ramiah Elliott, North Central (11.46); 2. Sophia Yovanovich, Zionsville (11.82); 3. Camryn Dunn, Chesterton (11.91); 4. Angel Thomas, South Bend Adams (11.91); 5. Lyric Steele, Charlestown (11.95); 6. Nyla Jones, Ben Davis (12.04); 7. Ella Scally, Fishers (12.11); 8. Zaira Truvillion, Michigan City (12.13).
200 dash: 1. Ramiah Elliott, North Central (23.63); 2. Kacyra Simmons, Ben Davis (24.31); 3. Alana Springer, Avon (24.63); 4. Lyric Steele, Charlestown (24.74); 5. Janae Bailey, North Central (24.95); 6. Jila Vaden, Warren Central (25.22); 7. Ella Scally, Fishers (25.33); 8. Madi Kramer, Center Grove (25.40).
400 dash: 1. Ramiah Elliott, North Central (54.75); 2. Olivia Cebalo, Carmel (56.08); 3. Camryn Dunn, Chesterton (56.64); 4. Kacyra Simmons, Ben Davis (56.64); 5. Jaylie Lohmeyer, Harrison (56.92); 6. Jayda Holbrook, Charlestown (57.02); 7. Katie Henselmeier, Center Grove (57.45); 8. Cambell Wamsley, Carmel (57.50).
800 run: 1. Addison Wiley, Huntington North (2:06.26); 2. Gretchen Farley, Park Tudor (2:09.89); 3. Kaylie Politza, Valparaiso (2:10.69); 4. Emma Hellwege, Wheeler (2:13.46); 5. Nola Somers Glenn, Bloomington North (2:13.97); 6. Lily Baker, Columbus North (2:15.17); 7. Summer Rempe, Noblesville (2:15.53); 8. Mary Isabella Hodges, Center Grove (2:15.94).
1600 run: 1. Addison Wiley, Huntington North (4:38.69); 2. Nicki Southerland, Delta (4:43.99); 3. Gretchen Farley, Park Tudor (4:50.35); 4. Jadon Cirincione, Floyd Central (4:55.55); 5. Bridget Gallagher, Guerin Catholic, 4:56.63); 6. Karina James, Lowell (4:57.24); 7. Veronica Hargrave, Plainfield (4:57.29); 8. Josefina Rastrelli, Warsaw (5:00.08).
3200 run: 1. Nicki Southerland, Delta (10:22.82); 2. Sophia Kennedy, Park Tudor (10:25.02); 3. Addison Wiley, Huntington North (10:38.57); 4. Karina James, Lowell (10:40.97: 5. Kendall Martin, Brebeuf Jesuit (10:40.97); 6. Julia Kiesler, Columbus North (10:42.50); 7. Bailey Ranta, Chesterton (10:43.03); 8. Lila Gillisse, LaPorte (10:46.22).
100 hurdles: 1. Rachel Mehringer, Forest Park (13.92); 2. Taylor Jackson, Merrillville (13.97); 3. Ally Elsbury, HSE (14.26); 4. Reese Sanders, Cathedral (14.26); 5. Morgan Patterson, FW Northrop (14.38); 6. Madi Kramer, Center Grove (14.39); 7. Jaliyah Paige, FW North Side (14.50); 8. Kobi Scott, FW Northrop (14.54).
INDIANA BOYS STATE FINALS-SATURDAY
SITE: ROBERT C. HAUGH TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON.
ORDER OF EVENTS
3:00 P.M. – POLE VAULT, LONG JUMP AND DISCUS
3:30 P.M. – HIGH JUMP; SHOT PUT
4:15 P.M. – 3200 M RELAY FINALS
5:00 P.M. – 100 M DASH TRIALS
5:15 P.M. – 110 M HIGH HURDLE TRIALS
5:40 P.M. – 200 M DASH TRIALS
6:10 P.M. – OPENING CEREMONIES
6:15 P.M. – 110 M HIGH HURDLES
6:25 P.M. – 100 M DASH
6:35 P.M. – 1600 M RUN
6:45 P.M. – 400 M RELAY
7:05 P.M. – 400 M DASH
7:20 P.M. – 300 M INT. HURDLES
7:45 P.M. – 800 M RUN
8:05 P.M. – 200 M DASH
8:15 P.M. – 3200 M RUN
8:30 P.M. – 1600 M RELAY
ADVANCEMENT FROM STATE MEET TRIALS TO FINALS
1. 110 AND 100 HURDLES, 100; 200
A. 3 HEATS WITH 9
B. 1ST, 2ND FROM EACH HEAT PLUS NEXT 3 BEST TIMES.
2. 400 RELAY, 1600 RELAY, 400, 300 HURDLES
A. NO TRIALS
B. 3 SECTIONS TIMED; 9 PER SECTION
3. 3200 RELAY, 800
A. NO TRIALS
B. 2 SECTIONS; 1 WITH 13, 1 WITH 14
4. 1600 AND 3200
A. NO TRIALS
B. 1 RACE TIMED
5. FIELD EVENTS
A. TOP 10 QUALIFY PLUS TIES
INDIANA BOYS GOLF SECTIONAL FINALS
INDIANA GIRLS TENNIS STATE FINALS
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2022
QUARTERFINALS | 12 PM ET | CARMEL HS (TOP OF THE BRACKET) |
M1: SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 3, JASPER 2 (JASPER ENDS 21-1)
1. MOLLY BELLIA SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH DEF. HARPER WIGAND JASPER 6-2, 6-0
2. ALLIE SCHNARR JASPER DEF. MAGGIE NGUYEN SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 6-2, 6-1
3. ALLY WIGAND JASPER DEF. LILY MAYFIELD SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 6-0, 6-0
1. ANNI AMALNATHAN | ASHI AMALNATHAN SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH DEF. REESE MUNDY | DELANEY WIGAND JASPER 6-3, 6-0
2. DANI GRAHAM | GRACIE VELASCO SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH DEF. PAIGE GIESLER | BRAILYN WHALEY JASPER 6-1, 6-4
M2: CARMEL 5, ZIONSVILLE 0 (ZIONSVILLE ENDS 19-4)
1. LAUREN LITTELL CARMEL DEF. MIA HAYDEN ZIONSVILLE 6-0, 6-0
2. NORA PERKINS CARMEL DEF. SUDHIKSSHA MURUGESAN ZIONSVILLE 6-2, 6-2
3. ELYSE NELSON CARMEL DEF. ZOE CHAPPELL ZIONSVILLE 6-1, 6-0
1. ALEXA LEWIS | HALLIE REEVES CARMEL DEF. NATALIE BLACK | LUCY KING ZIONSVILLE 6-1, 6-4
2. THEA BERTOLINI | ALI GRIFFIN CARMEL DEF. ARYA PATEL | BRITTANY WITSKEN ZIONSVILLE 6-0, 6-1
QUARTERFINALS | 12 PM ET | CENTER GROVE HS (BOTTOM OF THE BRACKET) |
M3: FISHERS 3, EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 2 (EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL ENDS 17-2)
1. ELLIE MYERS EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL DEF. MISHA BRIGGS FISHERS 7-6, 6-4
2. CHASE BOYER EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL DEF. IZZY MOKRA FISHERS 6-0, 6-0
3. CAROLINE OBER FISHERS DEF. CARSON BOYER EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 6-0, 6-1
1. EMMA BEEHLER | CASSIE MAURER FISHERS DEF LAUREN CONAUGHTY | EDIE SANDEFUR EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 6-1, 6-2
2. MADELYN BARRON | MEREDITH OBER FISHERS DEF. SARA BECKWITH | HANNAH KENT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 6-1, 7-5
M4: DELTA 3, OLDENBURG 2 (OLDENBURG ENDS 21-5)
1. GWENDOLYN CLARK DELTA DEF. ISABEL PRICE OLDENBURG 6-0, 6-0
2. ALYSSA WANSTRATH OLDENBURG DEF. GABBY KNIGHT DELTA 6-4, 1-6, 10-2
3. BRYLEE BECKLEY DELTA DEF. EVIE VANDERPOHL OLDENBURG 6-2, 6-1
1. MAGGIE HUNT | JANET WEGENER DELTA DEF. EVENLY STORMS | MIMI WILDER OLDENBURG 6-3, 6-3
2. EMMA BACK | MARY HUNTER OLDENBURG DEF. MADELYN HALEY | IVA WITTER DELTA 6-4, 6-3
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2022
SEMIFINALS | 10 AM ET | CENTER GROVE HS |
M5: SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (18-1-1) VS. CARMEL (17-1)
M6: FISHERS (20-1) VS. DELTA (20-4)
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP | 2 PM ET | CENTER GROVE HS |
M7: M5 WINNER VS. M6 WINNER.
INDIANA GIRLS LACROSSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS-SATURDAY:
1A: HERITAGE CHRISTIAN VS. EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 4:30 (INDIANA SRN)
2A: CARMEL VS. GUERIN CATHOLIC 1:30 (INDIANA SRN)
INDIANA BOYS LACROSSE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS-SATURDAY:
1A: SB ST. JOSEPH VS. GUERIN CATHOLIC 4:00 (INDIANA SRN)
2A: HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN VS. CATHEDRAL 7:00 (INDIANA SRN)
GAME 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 5: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC
GAME 3: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC
GAME 4: FRIDAY, JUNE 10: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC
GAME 5: MONDAY, JUNE 13: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)
GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)
GAME 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC(IF NECESSARY)
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
SATURDAY, JUNE 4: 8 P.M.: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, TNT
MONDAY, JUNE 6: 8 P.M.: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, TNT
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 TBD: EDMONTON AT COLORADO, TBD
*FRIDAY, JUNE 10: TBD: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, TBD
*SUNDAY, JUNE 12: TBD: EDMONTON AT COLORADO, TBD
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
NY RANGERS 3 TAMPA BAY 2 (RANGERS LEAD SERIES 2-0)
SUNDAY, JUNE 5: 3 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
TUESDAY, JUNE 7: 8 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
*THURSDAY, JUNE 9: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, TBD
*SATURDAY, JUNE 11: 8 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, TBD
*TUESDAY, JUNE 14: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, TBD
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
PHILADELPHIA 10 LA ANGELS 0
CLEVELAND 6 BALTIMORE 3
NY YANKEES 13 DETROIT 0
MINNESOTA 9 TORONTO 3
TAMPA BAY 6 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3
SEATTLE 4 TEXAS 3
HOUSTON 10 KANSAS CITY 3
BOSTON 7 OAKLAND 2
ST. LOUIS 14 CHICAGO CUBS 5
WASHINGTON 8 CINCINNATI 5
SAN FRANCISCO 15 MIAMI 6
ARIZONA 8 PITTSBURGH 6
SAN DIEGO 7 MILWAUKEE 0
ATLANTA 3 COLORADO 1 (10)
LA DODGERS 6 NY METS 1
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 5 OMAHA 2
FORT WAYNE 7 GREAT LAKES 5
DAYTON 5 SOUTH BEND 2
COLLEGE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD – NCAA TOURNAMENT
SOUTHERN MISS 2 ARMY 0
LSU 14 KENNESAW STATE 11
CAMPBELL 15 GEORGIA TECH 8
TENNESSEE 10 ALABAMA STATE 0
FLORIDA STATE 5 UCLA 3
AUBURN 19 SE. LOUISIANA 7
CONNECTICUT 8 WAKE FOREST 7
MARYLAND 23 LONG ISLAND 2
OKLAHOMA 16 LIBERTY 3
FLORIDA 7 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 3
EAST CAROLINA 17 COPPIN STATE 1
VIRGINIA 7 COASTAL CAROLINA 2
COLUMBIA 8 GONZAGA 2
VIRGINIA TECH 15 WRIGHT STATE 9
TEXAS A&M 8 ORAL ROBERTS 2
LOUISIANA 7 TCU 6
TEXAS 11 AIR FORCE 3
LOUISIANA TECH 12 DALLAS BAPTIST 5
LOUISVILLE 7 SE. MISSOURI STATE 2
MICHIGAN 8 OREGON 6
NOTRE DAME 3 TEXAS TECH 2
NORTH CAROLINA 15 HOFSTRA 4
VCU 8 GEORGIA 1
SAN DIEGO 3 VANDERBILT 2
OREGON STATE 5 NEW MEXICO STATE 4 (10)
STANFORD 20 BINGHAMTON 7
TEXAS STATE 7 UC SANTA BARBARA 3
COLLEGE SOFTBALL SCORES – WORLD SERIES
UCLA 6 NORTHWESTERN 1
ARIZONA 3 OREGON STATE 1
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
Rangers beat Lightning 3-2 in Game 2 for 2-0 series lead
NEW YORK (AP) After winning the series opener with an offensive display, the New York Rangers used a strong defensive effort to take Game 2. Now they are two victories away from reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in eight years.
Mika Zibanejad scored in the third period, Igor Shesterkin stopped 29 shots and the Rangers held on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Friday night in the Eastern Conference finals.
“It’s a huge win for us, but we just get ready for the next one,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said. “They way we played the last two games, that’s the way we’re going to have to play to win the series. We want to battle hard, we want to compete hard and we’ve been a tough out so far.”
K’Andre Miller and Kaapo Kakko scored in the first period, and Adam Fox and Chris Kreider each had two assists for the Rangers. New York won its eighth straight home game, extending a franchise playoff record.
“We did a great job limiting them, especially in the first two periods,” Fox said. “We didn’t make too many mistakes. … When we needed those big saves, we got them at the end as usual.”
Nikita Kucherov had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay, Nicholas Paul also scored, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves. The Lightning goalie has allowed nine goals in two games against the Rangers after limiting Florida to three in a four-game sweep in the second round.
“We haven’t executed the proper way that got us here,” Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos said. “They are a skilled team and make you pay. We found some momentum at the end. We have to carry that over.”
The Lightning lost consecutive playoff games for the first time in the last three postseasons. The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, winners of 10 straight playoff series, were 17-0 after a loss coming in.
“Their team obviously had a good playoff streak of not losing back-to-back games but that’s not really in our minds when we’re coming to the games,” Fox said. “We’re not thinking about what streaks teams have or how they’ve done earlier. It’s right now and we’re just trying to bring it day in and day out.”
The series shifts to Tampa for Game 3 on Sunday and Game 4 on Tuesday night.
Thomas hits 3 HRs, Nats go deep 5 times in 8-5 win over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) Lane Thomas had his first career three-homer game, and Nelson Cruz and Juan Soto also went deep leading the Washington Nationals to an 8-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Thomas became the first Nationals player to hit three homers in a game since Kyle Schwarber on June 20, 2021, against the New York Mets. He had only three home runs in 123 at-bats.
“It was awesome,” the 26-year-old Thomas said. “Definitely a first for me. It was a good night for the team, too. Just glad we got the win and it actually mattered.”
Thomas had a two-run homer in the third inning and solo shots in the fifth and seventh, lifting his season total to six, one shy of his career high. He has 18 career home runs.
Thomas’ bid to become the first Nationals player, and the 19th in MLB history, to hit four home runs in a game ended in the eighth when he flew out to centerfield.
“Everybody (in the dugout) was like, `You gotta try to hit four, why not?'” Thomas said. “I hit three fastballs. I figured I was going to get a slider. I didn’t do anything with it. I tried.”
Joey Votto hit a three-run homer for Cincinnati in the eighth and tied Johnny Bench for fourth on the franchise’s all-time hits list with 2,048. Tommy Pham also homered for the Reds.
The Nationals spoiled the debut for veteran left-hander Mike Minor, pitching for the first time since the Reds acquired him from the Kansas City Royals in March.
Minor, traded to Cincinnati in exchange for left-handed reliever Amir Garrett, started the season on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain. The start was Minor’s first since Sept. 8, 2021.
Goldschmidt homers, runs hit streak to 25 as Cards beat Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) Paul Goldschmidt came in on a tear, then helped set the Cardinals on course toward a lopsided victory. He had plenty of help, too.
Goldschmidt homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, Corey Dickerson went deep twice and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Chicago Cubs 14-5 on Friday.
Nolan Gorman and Lars Nootbaar also connected as the Cardinals rolled to their fourth win in five games.
Goldschmidt hit a three-run drive in the third for his 12th home run. The six-time All-Star closed in on his career-high 26-game hitting streak with Arizona in 2013 and extended a personal best by reaching base in his 39th consecutive game.
Goldschmidt has 10 homers and 36 RBIs in his last 22 games, a stretch that began May 11,. He has a National League-leading .349 average and 47 RBIs, tied for the NL lead with the Mets’ Pete Alonso.
“It’s fun because of the way he prepares,” manager Oliver Marmol said. “You get rewarded when you’re preparing the way he is – everything that goes into the video work and just his cage routine and just keeping his body fresh.”
Dickerson, batting .183 coming in, sparked a five-run fourth against Marcus Stroman (2-5) when he lined a tiebreaking solo shot to right for his first homer. He combined with Nootbaar for back-to-back solo homers in the against Frank Schwindel, who took the mound in the ninth after starting as the designated hitter.
Gorman launched a long three-run drive in the fourth to make it 9-4. Called up from Triple-A Memphis on May 20, he has three homers and a .361 average through his first 11 major league games.
Tommy Edman singled three times and scored three runs. Harrison Bader and Nolan Arenado each had two hits. Bader – celebrating his 28th birthday – also scored twice.
Miles Mikolas (4-3) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. Zack Thompson held the Cubs to one run and three hits the rest of the way, and picked up the save in his major league debut. The 24-year-old left-hander grew up about 65 miles northeast of Indianapolis in Selma, Indiana. He said when he envisioned as a kid getting the final out in the World Series, it was at Wrigley Field. And he got to make his debut at the famed ballpark with his parents on hand.
“I dreamed of this day my whole life and to do it here at Wrigley means a ton,” he said.
Yanks’ Cole loses perfect game night after Taillon’s bid
NEW YORK (AP) Gerrit Cole delivered the sort of gem Yankees fans dreamed on when he signed a $324 million deal. Aaron Judge led an offensive barrage in a ballpark packed for his bobblehead night. Manny Banuelos finally pitched in pinstripes, living out a teenage dream that famously escaped him.
“I heard them chanting my name, which was pretty magical,” Cole said.
Almost perfect. Again.
Cole pitched perfectly into the seventh inning a night after teammate Jameson Taillon lost his bid in the eighth, Judge homered and had four hits, and New York thumped the Detroit Tigers 13-0 on Friday for its largest margin of victory since 2009.
The Yankees are the first team with consecutive perfect-game bids of six innings or more since at least 1961, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
“I have to stop looking up in the sixth,” catcher Jose Trevino joked. “I mean, every time.”
Trevino, Anthony Rizzo and Matt Carpenter also homered for New York against rookie Elvin Rodriguez (0-1), charged with 10 runs in his third big league start. The major league-leading Yankees won for the eighth time in 10 games, cooling off a fourth-place Tigers team that had just taken four of five from AL Central-leading Minnesota.
Jonathan Schoop spoiled Cole’s perfect night with two outs in the seventh. Schoop grounded a cutter up the middle, just past the mitt of diving second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who made a sliding stop against Harold Castro for the second out.
“Got to the corner, but not quite as much break as we would’ve liked,” Cole said of the pitch.
Arozarena homers, McClanahan pitches Rays past White Sox 6-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Randy Arozarena homered, Ji-Man Choi drove in three runs and Shane McClanahan won his fourth consecutive start as the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Friday night.
Jose Abreu hit his seventh home run and extended his hitting streak to 12 games for the White Sox, who have lost four straight and six of seven.
Colin Poche struck out Luis Robert with the bases loaded in the ninth for his third save.
Arozarena’s sixth homer highlighted a four-run first inning against Chicago starter Davis Martin. Arozarena’s two-run shot to the opposite field came after a double by Yandy Diaz, a walk, Choi’s sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Harold Ramirez.
It was the sixth homer in 22 games for Arozarena after a 32-game drought.
“You have to stay positive. It’s a very negative sport,” Arozarena said through a translator. “At the beginning of the season I didn’t feel great at the plate, but I think I’m starting to come around. I’m trying to hit a lot more than six, but those are the six that I connected with.”
After Abreu’s homer off McClanahan got the White Sox back into the game at 4-2 in the sixth, Choi made it 6-2 with a two-out double off reliever Matt Foster in the seventh.
McClanahan (6-2) struck out eight in six innings, giving up two runs and six hits.
“I definitely didn’t have my best stuff,” he said. “They put pressure on me all night and I had to wiggle my way out of some spots and battle all six. But the guys behind me had my back and I made good pitches when I had to.”
In winning his last four starts, McClanahan has a 1.13 ERA. He has struck out 44 while walking just two over 32 innings. His 89 strikeouts lead the majors.
Bieber takes no-hit bid into 6th, Guardians top Orioles 6-3
BALTIMORE (AP) Yes, Shane Bieber thought about a no-hitter as he shut down Baltimore into the middle innings.
“Oh, I think that from pitch one,” the Cleveland right-hander said. “Until I give one up. I think anybody that tells you otherwise is lying.”
Bieber held Baltimore without a hit until the sixth inning and Owen Miller drove in four runs in his first two plate appearances as the Guardians rolled to a 6-3 victory over the Orioles on Friday night.
Bieber (3-3) was more than halfway to Cleveland’s first no-hitter since 1981, but the majors’ longest active drought endured when Trey Mancini lined a two-out single to left field in the sixth. Bieber issued a walk in each of the first two innings, but Mancini had Baltimore’s only hit until the right-hander gave up two more singles to start the eighth and was lifted.
Cleveland hasn’t had a no-hitter since Len Barker threw a perfect game against Toronto on May 15, 1981.
Miller – batting one spot behind Jose Ramirez – hit a two-run double in the first inning and a two-run single in the third. Ramirez scored on both hits, coming all the way around from first on the latter after Cedric Mullins made a diving attempt in center field and the ball bounced away from him a bit.
Bieber struck out 11, although the two runners he left on base in the eighth scored when Mancini drove them in with a double. Anthony Santander followed with an RBI single to make it 6-3, but the Orioles got no closer.
Emmanuel Clase worked a perfect ninth for his eighth save in 10 chances.
Bruce Zimmermann (2-4) allowed five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Ramirez, the clear standout in an otherwise ordinary Cleveland lineup, doubled in his first at-bat, leaving runners on second and third for Miller to drive in. In the third, Ramirez hit a one-out single, leaving men on first and third. When Mullins couldn’t come up with Miller’s sinking liner, Ramirez sprinted around the bases and scored on a close play at the plate.
Josh Naylor followed with an RBI single that made it 5-0. Naylor also had an RBI double in the seventh after Miller singled for his third hit.
The Guardians have won four in a row.
Anderson extends shutout streak, Dodgers defeat Mets 6-1
LOS ANGELES (AP) Tyler Anderson extended his scoreless streak to 26 innings and became the first National League pitcher with seven wins as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 6-1 on Friday night.
Cody Bellinger, Zach McKinstry and Chris Taylor homered for the Dodgers, who have held New York to one run in winning the first two games of this four-game series between the NL’s top two teams.
Pete Alonso went deep for the Mets, who had piled up 49 runs on a 6-0 homestand before arriving at Dodger Stadium.
Anderson (7-0) allowed only three hits and has gone three straight starts without giving up a run. The last time he was scored upon was the first inning against Arizona on May 17.
The left-hander struck out five, with 57 of his 81 pitches being strikes, including 14 swings and misses. He lowered his ERA to 2.59.
Justin Turner led off the Dodgers second with a base hit before Bellinger drove a cutter from Chris Bassitt (4-3) over the wall in right field. It was Bellinger’s sixth home run of the season and first since May 12.
McKinstry, called up from the minors Thursday after Kevin Pillar went on the injured list with a left shoulder fracture, connected for a two-run shot to right in the fourth to extend the lead to 4-0.
Taylor delivered a solo shot on a full count in the eighth to make it 6-1. The left fielder is batting .349 (15 for 43) with seven extra-base hits, including three homers, in his last 11 games.
Alonso prevented the Mets from being shut out for a second straight night when he led off the seventh inning by driving Yency Almonte’s inside sinker way over the wall in left-center.
It was Alonso’s 14th homer of the season, tied for second in the NL and fourth in the majors. According to Baseball Reference, Alonso is the eighth player with at least five home runs in his first 10 career games at Dodger Stadium. Ryan Howard, Fernando Tatis and Lance Berkman lead the way with six.
Bassitt threw 110 pitches, a season high for a Mets pitcher, and yielded four runs (three earned) on five hits with eight strikeouts in six innings.
Phillies fire Girardi in wake of another lackluster season
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joe Girardi managed a Phillies team with the reigning NL MVP, five 2021 All-Stars, a $233 million payroll that nudged the franchise above the luxury tax and expectations of ending the longest playoff drought in the National League.
Here’s what the former World Series-winning manager of the New York Yankees got instead: a Phillies team with a sagging bullpen, defensive deficiencies and slumbering starts from a few high-priced veterans. Throw in some of Girardi’s questionable handling of the bullpen, epic late-game collapses, sloppy baserunning and injuries to Bryce Harper and Jean Segura and the Phillies again sit in June out of the division race – and Girardi out of a job.
Buried deep in the NL East standings, Girardi on Friday became the first major league manager to lose his job this season after failing to turn a team with a record payroll into a playoff contender.
Bench coach Rob Thomson was named interim manager and won his debut, 10-0 over the Los Angeles Angels.
Expected to contend for the division title, the Phillies are 23-29 and entered Friday 12 games behind the first-place New York Mets. Philadelphia entered Friday 5 1/2 games out of the second NL wild-card spot.
“Oh, I think we can make the playoffs. I think we’re in a position where we can battle back to do that. I do believe that,” president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said.
Few Philly sports fans are steadfast in that belief.
With good reason. The Phillies lost 12 of 17 games heading into the opener of Friday’s three-game series against the Angels. Kyle Schwarber and Bryce Harper homered twice and Zach Eflin pitched eight shutout innings in Thomson’s debut.
“There’s blame on us, as well,” Harper said. “There’s not just blame on Joe. We haven’t played to the best of our ability. We haven’t done the things to be the team we should be.”
The Phillies counted on Harper – the NL MVP slowed most of the season with right arm issues that forced him to serve as the designated hitter – NL Cy Young Award runner-up Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola, All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto and free-agent sluggers Nick Castellanos and Schwarber to return the Phillies to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Schwarber is hitting just .192, Segura is out three months with a broken finger, and third baseman Alec Bohm, first baseman Rhys Hoskins and corner outfielders Castellanos and Schwarber have been defensive liabilities.
Dombrowski will have to scour the trade market to make a run at a wild-card spot because the Phillies have little help available in the minor leagues.
He can start by bolstering the bullpen. The Phillies blew 51 save chances under Girardi and this season alone saw dumbfounding defeats. The lowlight was a May 5 loss at home to the New York Mets when they blew a six-run deficit in the ninth inning and lost 8-7. The Mets had lost the previous 330 times they trailed by six runs in the ninth.
“I think there’s a number of reasons we didn’t win. We gave too many extra outs that cost us four or five games, maybe even more,” Girardi told SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio.
The Phillies haven’t won the World Series since Angels slugger and New Jersey native Mike Trout partied in the Citizens Bank Park parking lots in 2008. The Phillies have watched fan interest plummet through a decade-plus of lazy summers and little hope for a playoff push. Prospects haven’t panned out. Free agents have underachieved.
“By no means am I saying that we’ve done everything right,” Hoskins said. “Of course we haven’t, otherwise we probably wouldn’t be having this conversation. But at the end of the day it’s about results. The results have to be better.”
And no manager can unlock the malaise. The Phillies are on their fifth manager since they fired 2008 World Series champion Charlie Manuel in 2013. Gabe Kapler was fired after a 161-163 record in two seasons and then led the San Francisco Giants to a 107-55 record and the playoffs last season.
“It’s not something that can’t be fixed and changed,” Dombrowski said. “I think we already started some of those changes this winter time when we made some changes within our system, our organization, a lot of changes, but those things don’t show up overnight.”
Girardi had the sterling resume and pressure-packed experience from New York that made him a safe pick before the 2020 season. The Phillies peaked at 82-80 last year and he ends his tenure with a 132-141 record. He likely had to make the playoffs this season after the Phillies declined to pick up his option for 2023.
The Phillies are 13-15 at home and are 4-10 in one-run games. They were 3-7 over the final 10 games of Girardi’s tenure.
“I think realistically we should have been 7-3. Well, that’s going to fall on me because we weren’t,” Girardi said. “I just pray that they get better and that they get to the playoffs.”
Thomson was Philadelphia’s bench coach and coordinated spring training for the last five seasons. He was hired before the 2018 season. He was a minor league player from 1985-88, became a Yankees minor league coach in 1990, joined Joe Torre’s big league coaching staff for 2004 and remained a coach under Girardi. It’s his turn to take on the Phillies.
“I’ve been studying championship clubs for a long time and I truly believe there are pieces here to be a very good club,” Thomson said.
Harper is already on his third manager in his fourth season with the Phillies since he left Washington and signed a $330, 13-year contract. Harper has largely lived up to the deal – and now he’s waiting for the Phillies to do the same.
“I think it’s my eighth or ninth manager in the 11 years. It’s crazy,” Harper said. “This is kind of just another day for me coming into a new manager and things like that. I’m looking forward to working with Thomps, and hopefully starting a streak today because we don’t have much time.”
Nadal to French Open final after Zverev injury; Ruud next
PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal was locked in a tight, compelling and lengthy French Open semifinal Friday when his opponent, third-seeded Alexander Zverev, ran to to chase a shot and twisted his right ankle. Zverev crumpled to the ground, wailing in agony and clutching at his lower leg.
His black outfit, arms and legs caked with rust-colored clay, Zverev was helped up by a trainer, then taken away from the court in a wheelchair. Minutes later, after Nadal saw him crying in a small room in the stadium, Zverev came back out onto Court Philippe Chatrier on crutches, his right shoe removed, and conceded the match, unable to continue.
The sudden end to a contest that was 3 hours old but not even through two full sets allowed Nadal to become, on his 36th birthday, the second-oldest men’s finalist in French Open history. Now he will try to become the oldest champion at a tournament he’s already won a record 13 times, facing first-time Grand Slam finalist Casper Ruud on Sunday.
“Only thing that I can say is I hope he’s not too bad. Hopefully it’s just the normal thing when you turn your ankle, and hopefully nothing (is broken). That’s what everybody hopes,” Nadal said. “Even if for me it’s a dream to be in the final of Roland Garros, of course that way is not the way that we want it to be. … If you are human, you should feel very sorry for a colleague.”
With the pitter-patter of rain audible against the closed retractable roof at Court Philippe Chatrier, and many in the crowd of 15,000 repeatedly chanting “Ra-fa! Ra-fa!” he emerged to claim a tight-as-can-be, draining first set by a 7-6 (8) score after 1 1/2 hours. The second set also was headed to a tiebreaker after another 1 1/2 hours when Zverev tumbled behind the baseline and lost a point that allowed Nadal to hold serve for 6-all.
A trainer came out to attend to him, and Nadal walked around the net to check on Zverev, too. After Zverev returned to the court to say he would need to retire from the match, he shook the chair umpire’s hand and then hugged Nadal.
Nadal has been dealing with chronic pain in his left foot and was coming off a pair of victories that each lasted more than 4 hours – including his quarterfinal against defending champion Novak Djokovic that ended at 1:15 a.m. on Wednesday – but showed no signs of age, injury or fatigue against the 25-year-old Zverev.
What Nadal said afterward did give him trouble was the way the heavy humidity affected things, with clay sticking to the tennis balls and making it harder for him to apply his thick topspin.
“The conditions were not the ideal for me this afternoon – or the way that I like to play, normally, here,” Nadal said. “That’s why I was not able to create the damage that I wanted.”
In addition to bidding for a 14th trophy from the French Open, Nadal can claim his 22nd Grand Slam title to add to the men’s record he already holds after his triumph at the Australian Open in January. Djokovic and Roger Federer are tied at 20.
There’s also this on the line for Nadal in Sunday’s final against Ruud: It would be the first time the Spaniard ever has won the first two legs of the calendar-year Grand Slam.
Ruud became the first man from Norway to reach a major final, eliminating 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic 3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 in a match interrupted for more than 10 minutes in the third set by a climate activist who attached herself to the net and knelt on the court.
The 23-year-old Ruud never has faced Nadal but trained at the King of Clay’s academy in Mallorca.
“He’s a perfect example of how you should behave on court: Never give up and never complain. He’s been my idol for all my life,” said Ruud, who his coached by his father, Christian, a pro player from 1991-2001. “I guess this is perfect timing and worth the wait to finally play him in a Grand Slam final.”
Zverev was the runner-up at the U.S. Open two years ago and won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics last summer, but is still seeking his first major title.
“He was very unlucky,” Nadal said. “The only thing that I am sure is he is going to win not one – much more than one. So I wish him all the best and a very fast recovery.”
Zverev compiled nearly twice as many winners, 40-21, and got off to an “amazing” start, according to Nadal, who called it “a miracle” that he took the first set.
Zverev led 4-2 in each set.
But in the first, his racket flew out of his hand and landed behind him after one wild swing mistakenly sent a ball zipping past the chair umpire until it landed 10 feet wide of the court. Later, an errant backhand let Nadal break for the first time, making it 4-all and sending red-and-yellow Spanish flags flapping in the stands.
In the opening tiebreaker, Zverev led 6-2, for four set points. But Nadal erased them all, including one by sprinting to his left, ending up wide of the doubles alley, to somehow conjure up a cross-court forehand passing winner at an unbelievable angle. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. He probably had no business getting to Zverev’s sharp volley, let alone fashioning that short of response.
And yet, that is what Nadal does, so often, to so many opponents. He hangs in there, he never takes a point off, he plays each shot as if it might be his very last.
Been that way since he was a teen. Why stop now that he’s in his mid-30s?
The only older men’s finalist in Paris was Bill Tilden, the runner-up at 37 in 1930. The oldest champion so far was Andres Gimeno, who was 34 in 1972.
Nadal, who first won the championship at Roland Garros on his debut at age 19, has said in recent days that he can’t be sure whether each match might be his last at the French Open. His left foot is the primary reason for that pessimism.
“All the sacrifices, and all the things that I need to go through to try to keep playing,” Nadal said, “really make sense when you enjoy moments like I’m enjoying in this tournament.”
7-time Pro Bowl C Alex Mack retires after 13 years in NFL
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Seven-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack is retiring after 13 years in the NFL, leaving a major hole in the middle of the offensive line for the San Francisco 49ers.
The 36-year-old Mack announced his retirement on Friday in a move the Niners had been bracing for this offseason.
“I am so grateful to the game of football and everything it has given me,” Mack said in a statement posted on his Twitter account. “From the very start it helped shape who I am and taught me life lessons. I started to play football because it was fun and that never changed.”
Mack thanked the “dedicated fan bases” in San Francisco, Atlanta and Cleveland where he spent his career, the coaches who “tolerated my stubbornness,” his teammates, his opponents and his family and friends.
“This is really more a `thank you’ than `goodbye,'” he said. “From draft night to the final whistle, I will carry these special memories, and each of these treasured relationships with me into my next chapter.”
Mack was one of the most consistent performers since being drafted 21st overall out of California by the Browns in 2009.
He became an immediate starter as a rookie, made his first Pro Bowl in his second season, was a second-team All-Pro three times and finished his career as a Pro Bowler in his only season in San Francisco.
“We would like to thank Alex for all that he brought to the 49ers throughout the 2021 season,” general manager John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan said in a statement. “The center position in the NFL is the heartbeat of an offense and Alex’s intellect, consistency, love for the game and professional approach made a lasting impression over the course of his 13 NFL seasons. Congratulations to Alex on a highly decorated NFL career and we wish him nothing but success in his post-playing career.”
Mack started every game in 11 of his 13 seasons, missing only 11 games in 2014 with the Browns and two in 2020 with the Falcons. He was named to Pro Football Hall of Fame’s All-Decade Team of the 2010s.
His retirement leaves a void on San Francisco’s line that already had to replace left guard Laken Tomlinson, who signed with the Jets in free agency.
Despite the strong possibility Mack wouldn’t be back, the Niners didn’t sign a center in free agency or draft one.
Jake Brendel, who has three starts since entering the league in 2016, has been filling that spot in offseason workouts. Daniel Brunskill, who started at right guard for San Francisco last season, has experience at center or the Niners could look to sign a veteran like J.C. Tretter, who was released by the Browns in March.
Cameron Smith ignores history and takes lead at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Cameron Smith believes he is playing the best golf of his life, and it shows. He is in the lead at Memorial, a tournament where the Australian doesn’t have a great history.
Smith elicited one of the loudest cheers of a glorious afternoon Friday at Muirfield Village – another anomaly for this weather-plagued tournament – when he holed out with a downhill chip from beyond the green on the par-3 12th that carried him to a 3-under 69.
He kept his one-shot lead over Denny McCarthy and K.H. Lee the rest of the day by doing what Smith does best. He holed a 15-foot putt for par on the next hole and twice made 6-foot par putts for bunker saves down the stretch.
“I think I’m just happy with the way I stuck in there,” Smith said. “Really happy with where my short game’s at. I feel like I’m rolling the ball really good. Just need to sort out that longer stuff.”
As for his history at the Memorial?
In six previous appearance, Smith only made the cut twice and both times and finished outside the top 60. His best round was a 71.
But this is a new Smith, the winner of The Players Championship and the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the No. 3 player in the world ranking.
So his rounds of 67-69 to reach 8-under 136 and be in the lead going into the weekend is hardly a surprise, even at Muirfield Village.
“I think my game’s in a good spot. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t be,” he said. “I’m playing some of the best golf of my life, and I feel I’m getting more consistent with the longer stuff. So just looking forward to everything coming up.”
Billy Horschel putted for birdie on every hole and made four of them for a 68 that left him in the group two shots behind with Torrey Pines winner Luke List, PGA Tour rookies Cameron Young and Davis Riley, and Jhonattan Vegas.
Rory McIlroy had a 69 and was three shots behind. Defending champion Patrick Cantlay closed with two big par putts for a 69 and was at 3-under 141.
The cut was at 2-over 146. Among those missing out on the weekend were Bryson DeChambeau and Harris English, both returning from injuries. DeChambeau (hand surgery) had not played since the Masters. English (hip surgery) had not played since the Sony Open in January.
Also missing the cut were Hudson Swafford, Matt Jones, Jed Morgan of Australia and U.S. Amateur champion James Piot, giving them two extra days to pack for London and the first Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational next week that puts PGA Tour membership at risk, at least for Swafford and Jones.
McCarthy’s name was mentioned prominently even before the Memorial began, and then he lived up to the praise. He took only 25 putts Friday – he only had 24 putts the day before – for a 3-under 69 that put him one shot behind.
For those who don’t pore over the litany of statistics available on the PGA Tour, it was a little surprising when McIlroy was asked earlier in the week whom he considered the better putters in today’s game. He mentioned Jordan Spieth. Everyone knows him. He was impressed with Sam Burns, a three-time winner over the last eight months.
And he mentioned McCarthy.
Told of McIlroy’s comments earlier in the week, McCarthy smiled and said, “I would like to drive it like Rory.”
“Everyone has the best part of their game. Obviously, putting is part of mine,” said McCarthy, who is No. 5 in the key putting statistic for the season. “Driving the ball is the best part of his game. I’m no slouch around the course, like putting is not the only thing I do well. Everyone brings up my putter; yes, I’m a good putter. But I need to do good things to get to those putts.”
McIlroy, meanwhile, has been picking up a little momentum since his closing 64 at the Masters for a runner-up finish. He finished four shots behind at the Wells Fargo Championship and three shots out of a playoff at the PGA Championship.
McIlroy surged into the mix at the Memorial with a fairway metal that was high and true and into a freshening breeze to 6 feet for eagle on the par-5 fifth toward the end of his round. His momentum was slowed by a bogey from the bunker on the par-3 eighth, but his 69 left him in reasonable shape going into the weekend.
Jon Rahm overcame a shank on the second hole – he made birdie on the next one – to scratch out a 70 without his best iron game. He was at 2-under 142, six shots behind. Rahm won in 2020. He was six shots ahead after three rounds last year until his positive COVID-19 test knocked him out of the final round.
Danielle Kang playing U.S. Women’s Open with tumor on spine
SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. (AP) Danielle Kang revealed Friday that she played the first two rounds of the U.S. Women’s Open with a tumor on her spine.
The 29-year-old Kang, ranked No. 12 in the world, said she learned of the diagnosis “a few weeks ago” and has undergone multiple tests, but it’s not clear yet whether the tumor is malignant or benign. She said doctors are also working to determine if the tumor is the cause of her back pain or a contributing factor.
She plans to have further tests next week and is uncertain how much playing time she will miss.
“I’ve gone through a lot of procedures so far and with the process of elimination we are narrowing it down,” Kang said. “It’s going to take time.”
The American shot a 3-over 74 on Friday after an opening-round 71 at Pine Needles and was around the cut line with the afternoon wave on the course.
Kang has been dealing with back pain since early April, when she withdrew from the Lotte Championship. She pulled out of the Palos Verdes Championship later that month and hasn’t competed since.
“My goal right now is to get through this week,” Kang said. “I wanted to make the cut. I wanted to play four rounds out here and then my focus was going to be getting better after that. The only thing on my mind has been to play the U.S. Open.”
Kang said she didn’t want to publicize the issue but word began to leak out.
“I just don’t want to discuss the details of what is going on with my back,” she said. “My priority one is to be pain-free and right now I’m not there yet.”
When asked how she felt playing on Friday, Kang laughed and said, “I’m not feeling fantastic, but I’m playing golf, so that is good. I’m good enough to play and all I wanted to compete.”
Outside of a triple bogey on No. 1, Kang said she is happy with the way she played Friday considering she hasn’t practiced in “eight or nine weeks.”
Kang turned pro in 2011 and has won six LPGA Tour events, including one major, the 2017 Women’s PGA Championship. She has more than $7.5 million in career earnings.
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Seventh Heaven: Swaggerty’s Three-Run Shot Sends Indy Past Omaha
PAPILLION, Neb. – Travis Swaggerty launched a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning to lift the Indianapolis Indians to a 5-2 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers on Friday night. The long ball was Swaggerty’s fourth of the season and gave Indy starting pitcher Bryse Wilson his second win in as many starts.
Trailing 2-1 in the seventh, Indianapolis (26-25) needed just three plate appearances to turn its deficit into a two-run lead. Josh Bissonette worked a leadoff walk against Zach Willeman (L, 1-1), and Oneil Cruz followed with an infield single to short. Swaggerty then rocketed a 1-0 offering over the wall in straightaway center to give Indy its first lead of the night.
The Indians extended their lead in the ninth thanks to a Ji-hwan Bae single and Mason Martin RBI double. Austin Brice (S, 2) recorded the final two outs in the home half for the save.
Wilson (W, 2-0) dazzled over 7.0 innings of two-run ball. He yielded three hits – two as solo home runs by Nate Eaton in the third and Clay Dungan in the fourth – and one walk with five punchouts. He dueled with Omaha (26-25) starter Austin Cox who allowed one run in 6.0 innings on three hits and four walks with three strikeouts.
Held scoreless through five innings, Swaggerty sparked Indy’s offense in the sixth with a leadoff double. Three batters later, Bligh Madris laced a run-scoring double to left field to bring Indianapolis within one run.
In 16 games since May 17, Swaggerty is batting .397 (25-for-63) with three homers, two triples, four doubles, 14 RBI and a 1.132 OPS.
The Indians and Storm Chasers continue their series on Saturday at 8:05 PM ET. Indianapolis has not yet named its starter while Omaha will give RHP Carlos Hernandez (1-1, 3.97) the nod.
IRISH OUTLAST TEXAS TECH, 3-2
STATESBORO, Ga. — The No. 2 seed Notre Dame baseball team outlasted the elements and the No. 3 seed Texas Tech in the 3-2 victory on Friday night at J.I. Clements Field. In a game that originally started at 2 p.m. and had a six-hour rain delay, was finally finished off at 11:32 p.m. as Aidan Tyrell recorded the 19th strikeout of the game for the Irish pitching staff.
“I am so proud of our guys,” said head coach Link Jarrett. “I have said since I’ve been at Notre Dame, how tough these guys are and today was a great example of that.”
After the rain delay, the Irish turned to Liam Simon out of the bullpen and he shined in his second-straight outing. He tossed three innings of scoreless relief and tied a career high with eight strikeouts. It was his second-straight appearance with eight punchouts.
Rao followed Simon and continued the strong work on the mound. He also tossed three innings of work and recorded seven of his nine outs via the strikeout. He only allowed one hit and one walk during his outing.
The Irish regained the lead in the eighth after Jared Miller pinch-ran for David LaManna and came home on a wild pitch. In the ninth, Tyrell came on to get the final out and secure the regional opening win for the Irish. The 19 strikeouts ties the program record for most in a single game, a record that was set in 1958 against Indiana.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1890 Submariner Tim Keefe of the New York Giants franchise of the Players League defeats the Boston Reds, 9-4, to record his 300th victory. ‘Sir Timothy’, who won 19 straight decisions in 1888, will finish his 14-year career with 342 victories.
1911 In a 26-3 win over the Braves at the Palace of the Fans in Cincinnati, thirteen Reds players cross home plate. It is the highest number of different players from one team to score in a single game in major league history.
1937 Gus Suhr establishes a new National League record when he plays in his 822nd consecutive game. The Pirates first baseman’s streak will end the following day when he attends his mother’s funeral in San Francisco.
1940 The Braves sign South Park High School (Buffalo, NY) standout Warren Spahn, who will make his major league debut in 1942 when he appears in two games as a 20-year-old for Boston before serving three years in the Army during World War II. The Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient will return to the National League in 1946 to win the first game of his career at the age of 25 en route to becoming the winningest southpaw in the history of the game with 363 victories.
1940 The Cardinals play their first night game at home, losing to Brooklyn, 10-1, despite Joe Medwick’s 5-for-5 performance that included three doubles. The honor of hosting the first evening tilt in St. Louis, that took place on May 24, was given to the Browns, after the two teams finally agreed to split the $150,000 cost of installing lights at Sportsman’s Park, the ballpark they share.
1940 Pittsburgh routs the Boston Bees, 14-2, in the first night game played in the Steel City. Joe Bowman, the Pirates’ starter, tosses a five-hitter, with rookies Bob Elliott and Maurice Van Robays providing the offense with timely extra-base hits.
1951 Pirates outfielder Gus Bell hits for the cycle in Philadelphia as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 12-4. In 2004, his grandson David, whose dad Buddy also played in the major leagues, also collects a single, double, triple, and home run in a game, marking the first time a grandfather-grandson combination has accomplished the feat.
1953 As part of a ten-player swap, the Pirates trade Ralph Kiner, along with Joe Garagiola, George Metkovich and Howie Pollet to the Cubs for Bob Addis, Toby Atwell, George Freese, Gene Hermanski, Bob Schultz, Preston Ward and $150,000. The perennial All-Star outfielder will be replaced by freshman Frank Thomas, who will hit 30 home runs and collect 102 RBIs to establish new rookie records for the franchise.
1957 At a seventy-five minute meeting at City Hall with Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, presidents of the Dodgers and Giants, respectively, tell Mayor Robert Wagner neither club committed to move out of New York – and none to stay in the Big Apple. After the National League’s permission for the teams explore the possibility of moving their franchises to the West Coast, His Honor assures them that the city will be of assistance in replacing the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, the aging ballparks the clubs call home.
1964 At Connie Mack Stadium, Sandy Koufax throws his third no-hitter in three years, blanking the Phillies 3-0. The Dodgers’ southpaw, who will add a perfect game to his resume next season, joins Larry Corcoran, Cy Young, and Bob Feller as the only other major leaguers to pitch three career hitless games.
1967 At Busch Stadium, Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood’s errorless streak of 227 games and 568 chances ends when he drops Rich Nye’s fifth-inning fly ball. The muff leads to an unearned run, but St. Louis still beats Chicago, 4-3.
1968 At the Ambassador Hotel, Robert Kennedy tells his followers in the ballroom giving his victory speech in the California primary before being fatally shot, “I like to express my high regard to Don Drysdale, who pitched his sixth straight shutout tonight. And I hope we can have as good fortune in our campaign.” At nearby Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers right-hander had blanked the Bucs, 6-0, extending his scoreless streak to 54 innings.
1968 Don Drysdale, pitching his sixth consecutive shutout, defeats the Pirates, 5-0. The Dodger right-hander will extend his major league record scoreless streak to 58.2 innings before yielding a run in his next start.
1972 The Dodgers retire Roy Campanella’s uniform number 39. Campy, who won the MVP three times catching for Brooklyn in the fifties, joins Jackie Robinson (42) and Sandy Koufax (32) to be honored in this manner.
1974 On Ten-Cent Beer Night, home plate ump Nestor Chylak stops play with the score tied at five in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Rangers the forfeited victory over the Indians at Cleveland Stadium. The promotion, which sells estimated 60,000 cups of brew to a crowd 25,134 fans, becomes unmangable when drunken Cleveland fans attacked Texas outfielder Jeff Burroughs and the umpires.
1976 Mets right fielder Dave Kingman, in the team’s 11-0 victory at Dodger Stadium, hits three home runs. Sky King’s two-run dinger and two three-run round-trippers drive in eight runs, a new club record.
1980 Mets right-hander Pat Zachry (7) and Neil Allen (3) combine to throw a three-hitter against the Cardinals at Shea Stadium. Unfortunately for the Mets, the third Redbird hit is a home run by Ken Reitz leading off the tenth inning of team’s eventual 1-0 loss to St. Louis.
1980 At Shea Stadium, Jim Kaat, recently traded from the Yankees, goes the distance when the Cardinal left-hander blanks the Mets in 10 innings, 1-0. The 41-year-old hurler, who didn’t start a game last season, gets the victory thanks to third baseman Ken Reitz’s extra inning solo home run.
1986 In a 12-3 rout of the Braves, Pirates rookie outfielder Barry Bonds hits his first major league home run, off Craig McMurtry. Bobby’s son will become the all-time career home run leader, hitting 762 during his 22-year career playing for Pittsburgh and the San Francisco Giants.
1989 After trailing 10-0 after six innings, the Blue Jays rally to beat the Red Sox, 13-11. The Junior Felix’s two-run home run in the top of the 12th inning is the decisive blow in Fenway Park contest.
1990 En route to a 6-0 complete-game victory, 22-year-old Dodger right-hander Ramon Martinez limits Atlanta to three hits. Pedro’s older brother, who will finish the season with a 20-6 record, strikes out 18 batters during the contest.
1996 Jacksonville Suns’ (Tigers – AA) reliever Pamela Davis throws one scoreless inning of relief to earn the win in a minor league exhibition game against the Australian Olympic team, becoming the first woman to pitch for a major league farm club.
1996 Paul Wilder is selected as the Devil Rays’ first-ever draft pick when the team participates in the June free agent amateur draft. The 18-year-old outfielder-first baseman, who tops the huge list of 97 players chosen by Tampa Bay, will spend four years in the minor leagues without ever appearing in a major league game.
1998 The Dodgers trade the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo (2-7 with a 5.05 ERA) and reliever Brad Clontz to the Mets for pitchers Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael.
1998 The Indians become the first publicly traded major league team when the team raises $60 million by selling all four-million shares of common stock at the purchase price of $15. Although the shares sold to the public each carry a single vote, Mr. Jacobs will still control the club, owning most of the of the 2.3 million Class B shares that carry 10,000 votes each.
2000 Esteban Yan becomes the 14th player in baseball history to hit the first pitch thrown to him in a professional game for home run. In addition to his historic homer, the Devil Rays hurler picks up the victory in the interleague contest against the Mets.
2001 After falling behind in the count, 3-0, Little League pitcher Robert Knight strikes out the final batter to complete a perfect game in which all 18 batters striking out. The 5-foot-3 twelve year-old also had three hits as the Tigers beat the Giants, 7-0.
2001 In front of the team store at Miller Park, the Brewers unveil a bronze sculpture of Robin Yount, the two-time American League Most Valuable Player who played his entire 20-year career with the team. The work created by sculptor Brian Maughan depicts an older player in mid-swing, but is the called “The Kid,” a nickname given to the future Hall of Famer as an 18-year-old in his rookie season in 1974.
2003 Although his bat may have contained cork in yesterday’s game, all five of Sammy Sosa’s historic bats housed at the Hall of Fame and the 76 confiscated from his locker by major league baseball revealed no signs of tampering. The use X-rays and CT scans clear the Cubs slugger’s remaining lumber.
2003 At Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium, Jeff DaVanon of the Angels joins Lee May (1969, Reds), Frank Thomas (1962, Mets), and Gus Zernial (1951, A’s) as the fourth player to have three consecutive multi-homer games. At the same time, the Anaheim outfielder also becomes the third player to do it from both sides of the plate in two back-to-back contests, matching Ken Caminiti (1995, Padres) and Eddie Murray (1987, Orioles).
2006 After going 1-for-11 in his first four games, Lastings Milledge collects three hits, including his first big league dinger. The two-run home run off Giants All-Star closer Armando Benitez, which ties the game in the tenth, sparks controversy when the Mets rookie, on his way to his position in right field in the 11th inning, high fives some of the Shea Stadium fans in the front row, much to the displeasure to many players in both dugouts.
2009 In the opener of a twin bill, Randy Johnson gives a solid six-inning performance in the Giants’ 5-1 victory over the Nationals to earn his 300th victory. The ‘Big Unit’ becomes the 24th pitcher to accomplish the feat, and first to reach the milestone on his first attempt since Tom Seaver beat the Yankees in 1985.
2010 The Brevard County Manatees announce they will stop taking ‘BP’, to protest of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the company with the same initials. The Florida State League team, a farm club of the Brewers, plans to refer to batting practice as hitting rehearsal, to become better known as ‘HR’.
2010 After coming home from a 0-6 road trip, Orioles manager Dave Trembley is fired by the club that has the worst record in the major leagues. Third base coach Juan Samuel is appointed the interim skipper of the 15-39 last-place Birds.
2012 🇵🇷 With the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft, the Astros take Carlos Correa, making him the first player from Puerto Rico to be selected number one overall. Before the selection of the 17-year-old shortstop from Velázquez, former major league catcher Ramon Castro had previously been the highest-drafted player out of the Commonwealth when he was chosen No. 17 overall by Houston in 1994.
2013 After tying the game in the tenth inning with a home run off Steve Cishek, John Mayberry Jr. hits his first career bases-full round-tripper with two outs at the bottom of the 11th, giving the Phillies a 7-3 walk-off victory over Miami at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia outfielder, who entered the contest in the seventh frame as a pinch-hitter, ties a major league record shared by five other players for the most round-trippers hit in extra innings in one game.
2018 Aaron Judge becomes the first major leaguer with eight strikeouts in a doubleheader when he earns a platinum sombrero in the Yankees’ 4-2 nightcap loss to the Tigers. In the opener at Comerica Park, the Bronx right fielder whiffed in his first three at-bats, facing Detroit starter Mike Fiers.
|COLLEGE BASEBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|COLLEGE SOFTBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Oklahoma vs. Texas||3:00pm||ABC|
|Florida vs. Oklahoma State||7:00pm||ESPN|
|DP World Tour: European Open||7:00am||GOLF|
|PGA: The Memorial||2:00pm||GOLF|
|US Women’s Open||3:00pm||USA|
|Detroit at NY Yankees||1:05pm||MLBN|
|St. Louis at Chi. Cubs||1:20pm||MLBN|
|Minnesota at Toronto||3:07pm||Bally Sports|
|Seattle at Texas||4:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Cleveland at Baltimore||4:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Arizona at Pittsburgh||4:05pm||ATTSN-PIT|
|Boston at Oakland||4:07pm||NESN|
|Houston at Kansas City||4:10pm||MLBN|
|San Diego at Milwaukee||4:10pm||MLBN|
|Chi. White Sox at Tampa Bay||4:10pm||MLBN|
|San Francisco at Miami||4:10pm||NBCS-BAY|
|Washington at Cincinnati||4:10pm||MASN/2|
|St. Louis at Chi. Cubs||7:15pm||FOX|
|LA Angels at Philadelphia||7:15pm||FOX|
|Atlanta at Colorado||9:10pm||MLBN|
|NY Mets at LA Dodgers||10:10pm||MLBN|
|NASCAR Truck: Toyota 200||1:30pm||FS1|
|Xfinity: Pacific Office Automation 147||4:30pm||FS1|
|NHL PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|West Finals Game 3: Colorado at Edmonton||8:00pm||TNT|
|UEFA Nations League: Armenia vs Ireland Republic||9:00am||FS2|
|UEFA Nations League: Finland vs Bosnia and Herzegovina||12:00pm||FS2|
|UEFA Nations League: Italy vs Germany||2:45pm||FS2|
|NWSL: Chicago Red Stars vs OL Reign||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Bermuda vs Haiti||5:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Real Salt Lake||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|NWSL: NJ/NY Gotham FC vs Washington Spirit||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Montserrat vs Guyana||7:30pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL: Racing Louisville FC vs North Carolina Courage||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL: Kansas City Current vs San Diego Wave||8:30pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: El Salvador vs Grenada||10:00pm||Paramount+|
|New Orleans at Birmingham||3:00pm||FOX|
|NY Yankees||37||15||.712||–||21 – 7||16 – 8||19 – 10||13 – 4||5 – 1||8 – 2||W 4|
|Tampa Bay||31||21||.596||6||18 – 11||13 – 10||10 – 6||5 – 5||12 – 9||6 – 4||W 3|
|Toronto||30||21||.588||6.5||17 – 9||13 – 12||9 – 10||4 – 4||14 – 5||8 – 2||L 1|
|Boston||25||27||.481||12||13 – 14||12 – 13||7 – 14||6 – 7||10 – 4||5 – 5||W 2|
|Baltimore||22||32||.407||16||13 – 14||9 – 18||11 – 16||4 – 7||4 – 6||4 – 6||L 2|
|Minnesota||31||23||.574||–||17 – 11||14 – 12||7 – 5||17 – 10||7 – 6||4 – 6||W 1|
|Cleveland||23||24||.489||4.5||11 – 8||12 – 16||4 – 4||12 – 8||4 – 6||6 – 4||W 4|
|Chi White Sox||23||27||.460||6||11 – 13||12 – 14||9 – 11||7 – 12||4 – 3||3 – 7||L 4|
|Detroit||21||31||.404||9||15 – 15||6 – 16||6 – 7||11 – 11||1 – 8||7 – 3||L 1|
|Kansas City||16||34||.320||13||8 – 16||8 – 18||1 – 5||11 – 17||1 – 6||2 – 8||L 5|
|Houston||34||18||.654||–||14 – 6||20 – 12||3 – 6||10 – 1||18 – 9||7 – 3||W 5|
|LA Angels||27||26||.509||7.5||15 – 13||12 – 13||5 – 11||6 – 2||12 – 11||1 – 9||L 9|
|Texas||24||27||.471||9.5||12 – 15||12 – 12||5 – 8||2 – 1||13 – 15||6 – 4||L 3|
|Seattle||23||29||.442||11||12 – 10||11 – 19||5 – 12||6 – 4||8 – 8||6 – 4||W 2|
|Oakland||20||34||.370||15||7 – 21||13 – 13||7 – 8||5 – 9||6 – 14||3 – 7||L 4|
|NY Mets||35||19||.648||–||19 – 8||16 – 11||19 – 7||5 – 2||10 – 8||6 – 4||L 2|
|Atlanta||26||27||.491||8.5||14 – 14||12 – 13||10 – 10||7 – 6||7 – 8||6 – 4||W 3|
|Philadelphia||23||29||.442||11||13 – 15||10 – 14||6 – 14||1 – 2||11 – 9||3 – 7||W 2|
|Miami||21||29||.420||12||11 – 13||10 – 16||12 – 7||2 – 4||5 – 13||3 – 7||L 1|
|Washington||19||35||.352||16||9 – 18||10 – 17||5 – 14||3 – 6||9 – 11||5 – 5||W 1|
|Milwaukee||33||21||.611||–||15 – 7||18 – 14||9 – 6||19 – 11||3 – 3||5 – 5||L 1|
|St. Louis||30||22||.577||2||16 – 11||14 – 11||4 – 6||12 – 7||9 – 5||6 – 4||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||22||28||.440||9||11 – 15||11 – 13||3 – 1||9 – 19||9 – 7||6 – 4||L 1|
|Chi Cubs||22||30||.423||10||10 – 18||12 – 12||1 – 2||12 – 13||7 – 10||4 – 6||L 1|
|Cincinnati||18||33||.353||13.5||10 – 13||8 – 20||3 – 3||9 – 11||2 – 14||6 – 4||L 1|
|LA Dodgers||35||17||.673||–||17 – 8||18 – 9||9 – 6||8 – 5||14 – 5||6 – 4||W 2|
|San Diego||31||21||.596||4||13 – 10||18 – 11||9 – 5||13 – 10||8 – 5||3 – 7||W 1|
|San Francisco||28||23||.549||6.5||13 – 11||15 – 12||12 – 9||5 – 6||7 – 7||6 – 4||W 1|
|Arizona||26||27||.491||9.5||14 – 16||12 – 11||11 – 8||7 – 5||5 – 13||5 – 5||W 1|
|Colorado||23||29||.442||12||16 – 14||7 – 15||8 – 14||6 – 4||4 – 8||3 – 7||L 2|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot