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INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL STATE FINALS

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

5:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM CT | CENTERVILLE (21-5) VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (21-7)

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CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

8 PM ET / 7 PM CT | BREBEUF JESUIT (26-4) VS. ANDREAN (30-4)

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SATURDAY, JUNE 18

CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

4:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM CT | TECUMSEH (19-12) VS. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (26-6)

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CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

8 PM ET / 7 PM CT | INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (18-10-2) VS. PENN (18-5)

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AVALANCHE BEAT LIGHTNING IN OT TO OPEN STANLEY CUP FINAL

DENVER (AP) Facing the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning put the Colorado Avalanche at a sizeable experience disadvantage going into the Stanley Cup Final.

When the puck dropped, the Avalanche showed they could use their speed to offset Tampa Bay’s players who have been here, done that. And it doesn’t hurt to have a guy who also hoisted the Cup.

Andre Burakovsky scored 1:23 into overtime to give Colorado a 4-3 victory in Game 1 on Wednesday night and put the Avs up in a series that’s shaping up to be a classic. Burakovsky is one of only two Colorado players with Stanley Cup rings, and that came in handy.

“I’ve been there, and I kind of know the situation,” said Burakovsky, who also scored two big goals in Game 7 of the East final against the Lightning in 2018 when he won it all with Washington. “I’ve been though it, and I kind of know what to expect and the pace and what’s at stake here.”

The pace? Furious. The stakes? Either Tampa Bay finishing off the first NHL three-peat in almost four decades or this Colorado core’s first championship after years of playoff disappointments.

The Avalanche with a fast start how they can use their speed to knock even the most seasoned opponents back on their heels. Backstopped by Darcy Kuemper, the no-doubt after all choice to start in goal now that he’s healthy, the penalty kill was aggressive in going a perfect 3 for 3 against the Lightning’s potent power play.

“We had a great forecheck and we were pretty good on clearing pucks when we had the chance,” forward Artturi Lehkonen said.

An early penalty kill built momentum for Colorado, which opened the scoring on captain Gabriel Landeskog’s goal 40 seconds after Josh Manson’s penalty expired. Manson – one of general manager Joe Sakic’s expensive trade deadline pickups – more than made up for a holding the stick minor with several big hits.

Lehkone, the Avalanche’s other deadline acquisition, also kept up his knack for scoring key goals. He had their third goal of the first period after Valeri Nichuskin scored the second as part of a dominant performance all over the ice.

“Huge X-factor,” coach Jared Bednar said. “He’s been doing that type of thing for us for a couple years now.”

Tampa Bay’s latest additions also played a major role, with Nick Paul outracing Colorado defenseman Jack Johnson to a loose puck for a goal in the first that limited the damage and kept the defending champs in the game. Brandon Hagel, who has been banged up and was a question mark to play, got beaten to a loose puck by Landeskog, an uncharacteristic goal for reigning playoff MVP Andrei Vasilevskiy to give up by letting the initial shot sneak through under his left arm.

Of course, the Lightning counterpunched.

In another example of what has made the Lightning the NHL’s best team over the past three years, they turned the tide in the second period with goals by Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev 48 seconds apart.

“We’re playing a really good team and they’re not going to roll over and lay back,” Bednar said. “They’re going to have push back.”

So did his Avalanche, clamping down with another big kill in the third period to finish what Landeskog called a “resilient win.”

Colorado outshot Tampa Bay 38-23, and there was no argument from the losing side about the result of the series opener between two evenly matched opponents.

“There’s some positive signs for us in this game,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “But the right team won the game, so give them credit for pulling it out.”

The arena was rocking from the start of warmups for the first Stanley Cup Final game in the city in 2001 – also the last year the Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, with Sakic serving as captain. Fans chanted, “We want the Cup!” throughout the leadup and at times during the game, which was a showcase of the high-scoring hockey that has been the standard all season.

Tampa Bay’s most prolific goal-scorer from each of the past two title runs was back, with center Brayden Point returning to play his first game since injuring his right leg a month ago.

Colorado has a series lead despite playing without forwards Nazem Kadri (right thumb) and Andrew Cogliano (right hand), who were injured last series in a sweep of Edmonton in the Western Conference final.

The Avalanche swept Nashville in the first round, as well, and dispatched rival St. Louis in six before taking out Connor McDavid and the Oilers. If anything, Game 1 against the Lightning showed this series won’t be easy for either team.

“I don’t think by a country mile we gave them our best game,” Cooper said. “To beat a team like that, we need to have better in us.”

BETTMAN SAYS NHL PROJECTED TO SET REVENUE RECORD THIS SEASON

DENVER (AP) NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the league is projecting record revenue this season, an increase he credits to more scoring leading to higher television ratings and more interest in the game.

Bettman at his annual state of the league address Wednesday before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final estimated revenue will surpass $5.2 billion. He said he received information earlier in the afternoon indicating that was a conservative estimate.

“We were able to stabilize the business and power through,” Bettman said. “Didn’t mean that at times there weren’t challenges, didn’t mean at times we didn’t have to adjust. Some of you on occasion said we were making it up as we went along, and we were, but we did what we had to do to get through it.”

The league generated $4.6 billion in the last normal full season in 2018-19, before the pandemic wreaked havoc on sports and more specifically the NHL given its larger reliance on ticket revenue and other arena money that was not possible with no fans in the building or limited capacities.

The financial increase also stems from new U.S. media rights deals with ESPN and Turner Sports that went into effect this season. The salary cap is projected to go up $1 million to $82.5 million next season, though bigger bumps are likely in the following years after players finish paying off a substantial debt to owners accrued over the past couple of years to balance hockey-related revenue 50/50.

A constant message from the league and NHL Players’ Association has been a desire to grow the total pie for the benefit of everyone. Perhaps the highest-scoring season since midway through Bettman’s first year on the job is aiding that effort.

An average of 6.28 goals a game were scored during the regular season, the highest rate since 1992-93.

“Everything we do, particularly around the game, and from a business standpoint, is only important to the extent that the game is healthy on the ice, and the game is healthy on the ice,” Bettman said. “The younger stars, our competitive balance is unmatched by any of the other major leagues, and it gives us incredible races in the regular season and it gives us playoffs that are as unpredictable as anything you can say.”

Speaking hours before the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche faced off in Game 1 of the first final in Denver since 2001, Bettman also expressed joy and relief at a return to normalcy in his first Cup Final address done in person in three years.

“I am delighted that after two and a half years, things are actually feeling normal,” he said.

HOCKEY CANADA INVESTIGATION

Bettman said the NHL was not aware of allegations made by a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by multiple members of Canada’s 2018 world junior hockey team until Hockey Canada settled a lawsuit last month. The league launched an investigation Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said was underway.

“Obviously, we’ve been in touch with the Players’ Association,” Daly said. “They’ve been extremely cooperative to this point in facilitating and arranging interviews with each of the players on this team.”

The plaintiff, identified as “E.M.” in court records, claimed she was repeatedly assaulted while intoxicated in a London, Ontario, hotel room following a Hockey Canada event honoring the gold medal-winning junior team. In a statement released May 26, Hockey Canada said the plaintiff chose not to speak with the both the police and Hockey Canada’s independent investigator and that the woman did not want to identify the players involved.

Several players from that team are currently in the NHL.

“As we conduct the investigation, we have allegations of an anonymous party against eight anonymous parties,” Bettman said. “This is a challenging situation, but we didn’t know anything about it.”

NO CUP IN RUSSIA

Daly said the league informed the Lightning and Avalanche that players will not be allowed to take the Stanley Cup to Russia or Belarus this summer, a product of the war in Ukraine. Tampa Bay has three Russian players, and Colorado has one.

“We may owe a Cup trip in the future, just like we did with the pandemic,” Daly said. “But it’s not happening this summer.”

WORLD CUP STILL POSSIBLE

Bettman and Daly said the league is still talking with the Players’ Association and International Ice Hockey Federation about hosting a World Cup of Hockey in 2024. The goal is to host it in February, which is causing some hurdles but not enough for the NHL to seriously consider a different spot on the calendar yet.

“It’s still a priority for us to be in February,” Daly said. We’ll see if we need workarounds to get there, but we think it’s very important to the long-term success of this property on a regular basis to be in that time period.”

RILEY HOMERS TWICE, BRAVES WIN 14TH STRAIGHT, 8-2 OVER NATS

WASHINGTON (AP) Austin Riley homered twice, rookie Spencer Strider allowed one hit over 5 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves won their 14th straight game, 8-2 over the last-place Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.

Orlando Arcia, starting at second base in place of the injured Ozzie Albies, had a homer, three singles and a walk for the Braves, who went deep 13 times while outscoring the Nationals 27-11 in sweeping the three-game series.

“Everything seems to be clicking right now for us, top to bottom,” Strider said. “Unfortunately we got Ozzie’s injury, but Arcia stepped right in and looked like he’s been playing every day, so he’s picked up Ozzie big time and we’re in good shape right now.”

Since Albies left Monday’s game with a broken left foot, Arcia is 7 for 9 with four RBIs and three runs scored.

The Braves matched their 14-game run from July 26-Aug. 9, 2013, and are one win away from tying the franchise’s post-1900 record, a 15-game streak from April 16-May 2, 2000.

Surging Atlanta pulled within four games of the NL East-leading Mets, who lost to Milwaukee.

Riley, who also had a single, hit two-run blasts in the seventh and eighth innings, giving him 18 homers this year. He went 0 for 7 in the first two games at Washington.

“I told him, `It’s like, man, you got angry there all of a sudden,'” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “We just know what he’s capable of. He’s learned to hang with himself and take each at-bat as a separate entity and he does a great job of that.”

Strider (3-2) didn’t allow a hit until Luis Garcia homered to right-center with two outs in the fifth. The right-hander was lifted with two outs in the sixth and a runner on first, who later scored.

Making his 15th appearance of the season and fourth start, Strider gave up two runs on one hit with a career-high 11 strikeouts and two walks on 106 pitches. He would have been happy to sacrifice strikeouts for innings.

“Thought I had everything I needed to go deep in the game,” he said. “(But) a lot of two-strike counts and struggled to put some guys away. Where I needed to conserve pitches I wasn’t able to.”

Washington starter Erick Fedde (4-5) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits.

With the Braves leading 1-0 in the fourth, Michael Harris II extended his hitting streak to eight games with a two-run single.

After the Nationals pulled within 3-2 in the sixth, Dansby Swanson walked to open the seventh and Riley followed with his first homer of the game to make it 5-2.

MISSING THE PARTY

The Braves dominated the series despite leadoff hitter Ronald Acuna Jr. going 1 for 15 and cleanup hitter Matt Olson finishing 3 for 15.

GARCIA GOING GREAT

The Nationals shortstop extended his hitting streak to six games with the homer. Over that span he is batting .417 (10-for-24) with three RBIs and three runs scored.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Braves: Albies had surgery to stabilize the fracture in his left foot. … Snitker said RHP Collin McHugh, placed on the COVID-19 injured list on June 7, will rejoin the team this weekend in Chicago.

Nationals: RF Juan Soto missed his second game after banging his right knee against the dugout bench Monday night. … SS Alcides Escobar (right hamstring strain) went 1 for 3 with a homer in his first rehab game with Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday.

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.67 ERA) pitches the opener of a three-game series against the Cubs in Chicago. Morton is 4-6 with a 5.44 ERA in 16 career starts against the Cubs.

Nationals: LHP Patrick Corbin (3-8, 6.65 ERA) opposes visiting Philadelphia on Thursday. Corbin, seeking his third straight win, is 3-3 with a 4.05 ERA in 10 starts versus the Phillies since joining Washington in 2019.

DODGERS’ ANDERSON LOSES NO-HIT BID IN 9TH ON OHTANI TRIPLE

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tyler Anderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers lost his no-hit bid in the ninth inning Wednesday night, giving up a one-out triple to Shohei Ohtani in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Anderson (8-0) threw a career-high 123 pitches, 78 for strikes. He struck out eight and walked two in lowering his ERA to 2.82. The left-hander was pulled after Ohtani sent a line drive into right field that eluded a diving Mookie Betts.

Anderson walked off to a standing ovation from the crowd of 50,812 and tipped his cap. The 32-year-old struck out three-time MVP Mike Trout to open the ninth before Ohtani got his lone hit in four at-bats. Anderson fanned the reigning AL MVP in his first two plate appearances.

Craig Kimbrel came on in relief of Anderson and gave up an RBI single to Matt Duffy before closing it out.

Anderson’s near miss came one night after St. Louis Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas got within one strike of a no-hitter against Pittsburgh. Cal Mitchell doubled on a 2-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning for the Pirates.

Will Smith hit a three-run homer in the first for the Dodgers. Trea Turner added a solo shot in the third.

The Dodgers took both games of this Freeway Series for their sixth series sweep of the season. The skidding Angels lost their 11th in a row on the road and have dropped 18 of 20 overall.

Angels rookie Reid Detmers (2-3), who pitched a no-hitter against Tampa Bay last month, gave up four runs and four hits in 3 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out a season-high six and walked three.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: 3B Anthony Rendon was out of the lineup after reaggravating his right wrist.

Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (shoulder) could possibly start Sunday against Cleveland. He was on his way back to LA from his third rehab start for Double-A Tulsa. … RHP Blake Treinen (shoulder) is advancing in his throwing program.

UP NEXT

Angels: Ohtani (4-4, 3.64 ERA) starts Thursday at Seattle in the opener of a four-game series. He’s 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA in three career starts against the Mariners. He’s allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his 10 starts this season.

Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (3-6, 2.80) starts Friday against Cleveland in the opener of a three-game interleague series. He’s gone four straight starts without a win despite allowing just eight runs in his last 23 1/3 innings.

GALLEN SETTLES DOWN AFTER WILD START, D-BACKS TOP REDS 7-4

PHOENIX (AP) Zac Gallen pitched seven effective innings despite an early bout of wildness, and the Arizona Diamondbacks used a four-run eighth inning to top the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Wednesday.

Geraldo Perdomo hit a two-run homer for the Diamondbacks, who avoided a sweep after the Reds took the first two games of the series.

Arizona went ahead to stay on David Peralta’s one-out RBI single against Art Warren (2-3). Pavin Smith drove in Ketel Marte with a fielder’s choice, and Perdomo’s RBI single lifted the Diamondbacks to a 6-3 lead. Smith scored on a balk by Reiver Sanmartin.

Brandon Drury hit his 13th homer for Cincinnati, which had won three in a row. Luis Castillo pitched seven innings of four-hit ball.

Gallen settled down after a brutal start. The right-hander hit four of his first eight batters, two in the first and two in the second. He said he was trying to throw inside and didn’t believe all the pitches were bad.

“(Joey) Votto was a strike, (TJ) Friedl I was trying to go up-and-in and just clipped him,” Gallen said. “The only one that really got away was Drury.”

The Reds pushed across two in the second when Gallen had a throwing error on a pickoff attempt and Jonathan India hit a run-scoring double into the left-field corner.

The four hit batters set a Diamondbacks franchise record. It was one shy of the modern-day record set by Brooklyn’s Oscar Jones, who hit five batters in a game in 1903, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

“I commend the Reds for not getting frustrated and potentially retaliating,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “Sometimes some organizations believe that if you hit one of ours we’re going to hit one of yours. I don’t (believe that), and I don’t think David Bell does. There was a lot of restraint there and I think it was done the right way.”

The Diamondbacks answered in their half of the second. Doubles by Peralta and Alek Thomas produced the team’s first run, and Perdomo made it 3-2 when he connected for his second homer on a first-pitch fastball.

The 22-year-old Perdomo is a very good defensive shortstop and his bat is beginning to improve, rewarding the team’s patience.

“Playing well on top of us showing the confidence in him to keep him here through some early moves when he could have been a candidate to get sent down and he wasn’t, I think gave him a little boost,” Lovullo said.

Three good defensive plays in a row helped out Gallen in the bottom of the fifth. Thomas made a running grab of a smash to the left-center warning track by Aramis Garcia, and Josh Rojas then turned in two excellent plays in a row.

India hit a hard grounder to Rojas’ backhand that he fielded cleanly and then threw to first. Then the third baseman made a diving catch on a sinking liner by Drury.

Gallen retired his final 16 batters. He struck out five and allowed just two hits without walking a batter.

Noe Ramirez (2-1) surrendered the tying homer to Drury with two outs in the eighth, ending Gallen’s chance for the win. But Warren couldn’t keep the game tied and the four earned runs made the right-hander’s ERA jump to 7.66 for the season.

“He’s working through some things,” Bell said. “He’s done a nice job for us on many occasions over the last year or so. We’re trying to get him back on track. The last few outings were really good. It’s a fine line.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: OF Albert Almora Jr., who was removed from the lineup late in Tuesday’s game due to a leg injury, went 1 for 4.

Diamondbacks: Marte was removed from the game with right hamstring tightness after running the bases in the eighth. Marte missed significant time in the 2021 season due to hamstring injuries.

UP NEXT

Reds: Following Thursday’s off day, RHP Hunter Greene (3-7, 5.10 ERA) faces visiting Milwaukee on Friday for the opener of a three-game series. The Brewers have not yet announced a starter.

Diamondbacks: Off Thursday before beginning a three-game series against Minnesota. LHP Madison Bumgarner (2-6, 3.50 ERA) faces Twins LHP Devin Smeltzer, (3-0, 2.38 ERA) on Friday.

MACHADO HOMERS IN HIT PARADE, PADRES PELT CUBS 19-5

CHICAGO (AP) Manny Machado lined a single for his 1,500th hit and hit a two-run homer in a four-RBI night to help the San Diego Padres beat the reeling Chicago Cubs 19-5 on Wednesday night.

Machado was one of five Padres with three hits as San Diego routed the Cubs for the second straight hot night at Wrigley Field. Jorge Alfaro added a two-run homer and three RBIs as San Diego improved to 40-24 in winning its third straight and seventh in nine.

“It’s a great milestone to accomplish,” Machado said. “I just go out there and play baseball. Obviously winning ballgames is most important thing to me and the milestones will come with winning baseball games.”

And what about someday joining the elite group – currently 33 – who have reached 3,000 hits? Machado is only 29 years old.

“I haven’t even thought about that yet,” Machado said. “Obviously that’s everyone’s goal. If I’m healthy, anything is possible.”

That sounds like a mantra for the suddenly hot-swinging Padres, who are on the tails of the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

Jake Cronenworth and Jurickson Profar each doubled twice and had three hits for the Padres, who remained percentage points behind the Dodgers. Luke Voit hit a solo homer off Frank Schwindel, mopping up in the ninth, for his third hit.

“I think it’s just when guys are having their name called in in the lineup, no matter whether it’s to start or pinch hit, they’re getting huge hits in big spots,” Cronenworth said. “In the first two months it was Hos (Eric Hosmer) and Manny who were carrying the team. Now I think everyone has come around and we’re playing as a group, which is pretty dangerous.”

Rookie Christopher Morel had a solo shot and three RBIs for the Cubs, losers of nine straight. San Diego has outscored Chicago 35-11 in the first three of a four-game series.

Machado reached his milestone in the first and drove in the game’s first run. The five-time All-Star’s homer in the fifth was his 11th and capped a six-run rally that put the game away.

Machado became the 17th player to have 1,500 hits and 250 homers before turning 30. He also had an infield single and walked twice in going 3 for 4.

Interim manager Ryan Flaherty thought Machado was relieved to reach the mark.

“The next 1,500 will be even more special,” Flaherty said. “He was anxiously swinging the last couple of days, so it’s good to get that one out of the way.”

Cronenworth had two RBIs in his third straight three-hit game, the first time a Padre has done that since Kevin Kouzmanoff August 2009. The 28-year-old infielder has nine hits in 14 at-bats in three games after entering the series batting just .221.

Both starters, Chicago’s Caleb Kilian and San Diego’ Ryan Weathers, were recalled from the minors to fill gaps in their team’s rotations – and struggled with control.

“We haven’t been very good,” Chicago manager David Ross said. “We have to pitch a little better than we’ve pitched the last couple of night.”

Craig Stammen (1-0) pitched two innings for the win. Kilian (0-1) was making his second career start.

After Machado’s run-scoring hit, San Diego increased its lead to 2-0 on Alfaro’s force out in the first.

The Cubs pounced on Weathers’ wildness in the second. He walked two with the bases loaded to force in runs, and Morel followed with a single that put Chicago ahead 4-2.

After Kilian hit Ha-Seong Kim with a pitch in the fourth, the Padres sprayed three straight hits, capped by Cronenworth’ second double, to take a 5-4 lead.

The Padres added six more runs in the fifth to increase its lead to 11-4. Kim’s triple in the rally drove in two runs, then Machado’s shot to left-center capped it

Morel homered in the sixth for the Cubs, and the Padres blew it open with five in the seventh.

FOR STARTERS

Weathers, called up from Triple-A El Paso for his first start since last August, allowed four runs and six hits while walking four.

The 25-year-old Kilian was shaky in this one, following a no-decision in his debut on June 4 against St. Louis. This time, the 6-foot-4 righty allowed five runs and five hits with five walks in four innings.

Kilian was acquired in a trade that sent Kris Bryant to the Giants last July.

SKIDS

The Cubs had a 12-game losing streak last season, running Aug. 5-16.

PADRES MOVE

To make room for Weathers, the Padres optioned LHP Ray Kerr to Triple-A El Paso.

TRAINER’S ROOM:

Padres: Interim manager and quality control coach Ryan Flaherty had no update before the game on any personnel out with COVID-19. Manager Bob Melvin, bench coach Ryan Christenson, RHP Mike Clevinger and LHP Adrian Morejon remain in coronavirus protocols.

Cubs: To make room for Kilian on the roster, the Chicago placed INF Nick Madrigal on the 10-day IL with a left groin strain, retroactive to June 12. Madrigal last played on Friday at New York against the Yankees. … Manager David Ross said OF Seiya Suzuki (left ring finger sprain) is throwing and has resumed some baseball activities, but isn’t hitting yet.

UP NEXT Padres RHP Joe Musgrove (7-0, 1.50) faces Cubs RHP Matt Swarmer (1-1, 4.24) in the series finale on Thursday afternoon. Musgrove will pitch on five days’ rest, and the Padres’ 6-foot-5 ace hasn’t allowed a run in two previous starts with five days’ rest this season.

RAMÍREZ’S HITTING, KWAN’S CATCH HELP GUARDIANS TOP ROCKIES

DENVER (AP) Jose Ramirez got four more hits, Steven Kwan made a remarkable diving catch in the seventh inning to preserve the lead, and the Cleveland Guardians beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Wednesday night for their 12th win in 15 games.

Josh Naylor delivered the go-ahead double in the fifth and Amed Rosario added four hits, including his first home run, as Cleveland (31-27) moved four games above .500 for the first time this season.

Kwan pinch-hit for Oscar Mercado in the fifth inning after Mercado dropped a fly ball, allowing a run to score. With the Guardians clinging to a 6-5 lead with runners at the corners and two outs, Kwan bolted to his right on Jose Iglesias’ liner and made a fully extended, diving grab on the warning track.

“I thought he had zero chance of catching that,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. “I’m thinking, OK, he’s going to leave his feet and that guy at first is going to score. He willed himself to catch that ball. That was a great play.”

Added Kwan: “I needed every inch of me and the glove on that.”

Bryan Shaw (3-0) pitched a scoreless eighth and Emmanuel Clase worked the ninth for his 13th save.

Charlie Blackmon had two hits on the night he reached 10 years of major league service time and Yonathan Daza doubled, singled and drove in a run for the Rockies.

“We just couldn’t generate the big hit when we needed to,” manager Bud Black said.

Ramirez entered the night with a major league-best 62 RBIs. While he didn’t add to that total, his third-inning double gave him 39 extra-base hits, the most in franchise history through the first 58 games of a season. Ramirez is 14 for 29 in the past seven games, pushing his batting average to .307.

Konnor Pilkington lasted just 4 1/3 innings for the Guardians, giving up four runs – two earned – and six hits. He was hurt by poor defense, including his own.

Pilkington threw wildly to first in the second, allowing a run to score. Mercado dropped a routine fly that would have been the final out of the third, putting Colorado up 4-2.

“We’ve got to play clean baseball to win, so we were pretty fortunate,” Francona said.

That’s because the Rockies weren’t much better in the field. On a double steal in the fifth, catcher Elias Diaz threw the ball into left field to bring in a run in as Cleveland rallied to take a 5-4 lead. It gave the Rockies an MLB-high 52 errors and they’ve made at least one in a franchise-record 12 straight home games.

Ramirez singled in the sixth off Chad Smith for his fourth hit. Luke Maile, who had walked, moved to third and then scored on Smith’s wild pitch to make it 6-4.

Rosario extended his hitting streak to nine games in the third when he pulled Austin Gomber’s changeup to left for his first homer since September to make it 2-all.

Gomber (3-7) allowed five runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.

“There are some close losses that hurt more than others,” Gomber said, “like today where I give away the lead.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Guardians: Asked about Naylor’s awkward slide into second Tuesday, Francona said he’s still cautious at times after Naylor’s gruesome ankle injury a year ago. “I tried to remind him for what he’s been through, where he’s at, he’s got to be happy,” Francona said. … Franmil Reyes (hamstring), who was scheduled to be the DH on Thursday for Triple-A Columbus, could instead play the outfield. “We don’t want to hold him back,” Francona said. … RHP Aaron Civale (glute) allowed one unearned run and two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings for Columbus.

Rockies: Black is searching for a new setup man after announcing RHP Tyler Kinley will likely miss the remainder of the season with an elbow flexor tear. “I think he was potentially on that track (for making the All-Star Game),” Black said.

AVALANCHE SUPERFAN

The loudest cheers came during a seventh-inning pitching change when the Rockies showed the Colorado Avalanche’s overtime goal on the video board that gave them a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The game was being played about a mile away at Ball Arena.

Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland, a Denver native, is the team’s biggest Avs fan. His locker was decorated with a Cale Makar sweater and an “All Hail Cale” T-shirt.

“I’ll be coming in (the clubhouse) to check on them to see how they’re doing,” Freeland said before the game.

UP NEXT

The Guardians conclude their first series at Coors Field since 2017 on Thursday when RHP Triston McKenzie (3-5, 3.09 ERA) faces Rockies RHP Chad Kuhl (4-3, 3.70).

REYNOLDS’ HOMER LIFTS PIRATES TO 6-4 WIN OVER CARDINALS

ST. LOUIS (AP) Bryan Reynolds hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a season-high nine-game skid, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night.

Pittsburgh bounced back from nearly being no-hit by St. Louis’ Miles Mikolas in the second game of a doubleheader a night earlier.

“This is just not another win,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “This is a win we needed. We’re a young club. We’ve got to find ways to win games.”

Reynolds, who also tripled and scored, hit his 11th homer of the season after Tucupita Marcano singled with two outs off reliever Andre Pallante (2-1).

“It’s nice to step up when your team needs you,” Reynolds said. “Any way to get a win after a streak like we were on. I was happy with this road trip in the box compared to what it has been.”

Reynolds had six multi-hit games during the Pirates’ eight-game trip, batting .536 (15 for 28) in that span.

Wil Crowe (3-3) threw two scoreless innings in relief, and David Bednar picked up his 11th save by pitching the final 2 2/3 innings.

“I’ve learned to take it one out at a time as cliche as that is,” Bednar said. “I was trying to be efficient and finish the game. I’m glad they have the confidence in me to go out there and let it rip.”

Shelton said he didn’t plan for Bednar to get the final eight outs, but that’s how it worked out.

“We picked the leverage situation of where he was at and then he was fairly efficient,” Shelton said. “We’re talking the heart of their order in the ninth. He did a nice job. He’d only thrown twice in the last seven or eight days.”

Jack Flaherty made his first appearance of the season for the Cardinals, who lost for the second time in their past nine home games. The 26-year-old right-hander started and threw 60 pitches, his limit, over three innings, allowing four runs, two earned, and three hits.

“My command was terrible,” Flaherty said. “I was not as sharp as I had been. You want to go out and pitch well. You need one like this every so often. You don’t want them but you need games like this.”

Flaherty had been sidelined with a shoulder injury. His last start was on Sept. 24 against the Cubs in Chicago. His last appearance came in relief on Oct. 3, and he was excited to be back on the mound.

“That was about as juiced up as I’d been,” Flaherty said. “I had to catch my breath and slow down there. Usually I keep that under wraps pretty well. I had to gather myself. I don’t know where that came from.”

Pittsburgh scored twice against Flaherty in the first inning. Reynolds tripled and scored on a groundout, and Cal Mitchell’s RBI single made it 2-0.

The Pirates added two unearned runs in the second. Flaherty threw wildly to first on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Heineman that scored Canaan Smith-Njgba. Hoy Park bunted for a hit but catcher Yadier Molina’s errant throw to first allowed Heineman to score.

Dylan Carlson put St. Louis on the board with a second-inning homer.

The Cardinals tied it 4-4 in the fifth on Brendan Donovan’s two-run double and Tyler O’Neill’s fielder’s-choice grounder. Donovan finished with three hits and was hit by a pitch.

Rookie Pirates starter Roansy Contreras allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits in 4 1/3 innings.

FUMBLE FINGERS

The Pirates made two errors and have 52 this season, tying Colorado for the most in the majors. Pittsburgh made eight errors in its three games at St. Louis, its most in a series since 2012 when it made eight in three games against the Chicago Cubs.

CAT-LIKE REFLEXES

Cardinals second baseman Nolan Gorman made a one-handed grab of Michael Chavis’ grounder that took a high bounce off the bag and threw fluidly to first to end the third inning.

ROSTER MOVES

Cardinals: C Ali Sanchez was designated for assignment and LHP Packy Naughton was optioned to Triple-A Memphis while Flaherty was activated from the injured list. … LHP Matthew Liberatore, the 27th player added for Tuesday’s doubleheader, was sent back to Memphis.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Pirates: LHP Dillon Peters (low back strain) still has not resumed throwing.

Cardinals: Cardinals: OF Corey Dickerson (calf muscle) has begun sprinting and running the bases. … LHP Steven Matz (shoulder) might throw for the first time on Thursday. … RHP Jordan Hicks (forearm) has started throwing bullpen sessions to get ready for a rehab assignment.

UP NEXT

Pirates: Host San Francisco on Friday with RHP Zach Thompson (3-4, 4.50 ERA) on the mound.

Cardinals: At Boston on Friday, with veteran RHP Adam Wainwright (5-4, 2.84) making his second career regular season start against the Red Sox and first at Fenway Park. He started twice against Boston during the 2013 World Series.

JUDGE, HIGASHIOKA HRS POWER STREAKING YANKEES PAST RAYS 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees sense a special season, even with exactly 100 games remaining before a playoff run they hope will result in their first World Series title in 13 years.

They set a record for most consecutive wins in the new Yankee Stadium, stretching their streak to 13 with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 25th home run and No. 9 batter Kyle Higashioka followed an intentional walk with a three-run drive that built a four-run lead.

“The fans,” Judge said, “they’re loud, they’re on their feet all game, from the very first pitch they’re there and then the top of the ninth they were screaming.”

Nestor Cortes (6-2) outpitched Shane McClanahan (7-3) in a matchup of stellar starters with sub-2.00 ERAs, and Clay Holmes matched Mariano Rivera’s team record of 28 consecutive scoreless appearances while shrinking his ERA to 0.29.

The major league-leading Yankees have won six in a row and 13 of 14 overall. New York’s 46-16 record is its best after 62 games since 1998 and its home winning streak is its longest since 13 straight at the old ballpark from June 2 to July 1, 1973.

“The energy at Yankee Stadium is always good, but it does feel like with the start we’ve gotten off to, there’s been a lot of energetic, special nights already,” manager Aaron Boone said.

The game was interrupted for nearly 17 minutes in the top of the eighth in a dispute over a pitching change after Randy Arozarena was hit by Miguel Castro’s pitch with the Yankees leading 4-1. Pitching coach Matt Blake went to the mound while a Rays trainer attended to Arozarena. Ji-Man Choi pinch hit for Isaac Paredes, and Boone came out to bring in left-hander Lucas Luetge.

Crew chief Phil Cuzzi said he consulted with the replay room at the commissioner’s office to make sure Blake went to the mound before Choi was signaled in – only one trip per batter is allowed.

“That was brutal. I feel like that can’t happen,” Higashioka said. “There’s got to be somebody that knows what to do.”

Run-scoring singles by Choi and Rene Pinto cut the gap to one run. Luetge retired Brett Phillips on an inning-ending flyout, and Holmes remained perfect in 11 save chances, getting two outs on grounders around a strikeout.

Boone said he will use Holmes in high-leverage situations when Aroldis Chapman returns from the injured list.

“I think a little of everything,” Boone said of Holmes’ role. “He’ll be closing some games, too. Basically, he’s going to find himself in a lot of the toughest parts of the lineup, so whether that’s the eighth inning, the ninth inning, we’ll just try and match him up as best we can.”

New York leads second-place Toronto by nine games in the AL East and moved 11 games ahead of the Rays, who have lost four of five.

Cortes started 18 of 22 batters with strikes and lowered his ERA to 1.94, allowing one run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings. He left shortly after Higashioka’s throw back to the mound clipped off his glove and his head.

McClanahan, who had won six straight decisions, gave up four runs and three hits in six innings, but just one run was earned and his 1.84 ERA remained second in the AL. Tampa Bay has allowed 43 unearned runs, second-most to 44 by the Chicago White Sox.

Judge put the Yankees ahead in the first with his sixth homer in eight games, an opposite-field drive into the right field short porch off a curveball. The ball would not have been a home run in any of the 29 other ballparks.

Josh Donaldson led off the fifth with a fly to center that Phillips – who had replaced Kevin Kiermaier – dropped for a two-base error. Phillips took his eye off the ball to make sure he didn’t collide with Manuel Margot in right-center.

“That ball should have been caught 100%,” Phillips said.

With two outs and a runner on third, McClanahan fell behind Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3-0, then walked him intentionally. Higashioka pulled a 97 mph fastball just inside the left field foul pole for his third home run in six plate appearances – after hitting none in his first 100.

Donaldson, standing off third, tried to wave the ball fair and raised both arms in the manner of Carlton Fisk in the 1975 World Series.

“I thought it was going to be close,” Donaldson said, “and it was.”

ON THE FARM

Yankees INF Ender Inciarte was released from a minor league contract. He hit .252 with four homers and 11 RBIs in 34 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rays: Kiermaier left in the middle of the third inning because of a sore left calf and Achilles that started to bother him last week. … RHP Drew Rasmussen was placed on the 15-day IL, retroactive to Sunday, with a strained left hamstring. RHP Ralph Garza Jr. was recalled from the taxi squad. C Mike Zunino, on the IL since Friday with left shoulder inflammation, was sent for a second MRI, this time on his neck.

Yankees: RHP Domingo German, sidelined since spring training with right shoulder impingement, was to pitch three innings of batting practice on Wednesday at the minor league complex in Tampa, Florida.

UP NEXT

RHP Luis Severino (4-1, 2.80 ERA) makes his 100th career start in Thursday night’s series finale. LHP Jalen Beeks (1-1, 1.38) will be Tampa Bay’s opener.

BURNES, ADAMES LEAD BREWERS TO 10-2 ROUT OF METS

NEW YORK (AP) Corbin Burnes bounced back from his two shortest outings of the season, Willy Adames got two of his three hits in a seven-run fifth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers routed the New York Mets 10-2 on Wednesday night for their second win in 11 games.

Milwaukee’s big night gave manager Craig Counsell his 564th victory with the Brewers, breaking the franchise record. Counsell, the longest-tenured manager in the National League, passed Phil Garner, who managed 1,180 games for the team from 1992-99.

Counsell was showered with beer by his players and conducted his postgame interview with his hair still soaked. He also got a gift from Brewers owner Mark Attanasio along with video messages from retired Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr.

“It’s humbling, for sure,” Counsell said. “What I told the players, I feel a lot of gratitude for everything that they’ve contributed to. They do the heavy lifting and it’s been fun to watch a great era of Brewer baseball.”

Counsell is 564-508 since taking over for Ron Roenicke on May 4, 2015, and the Wisconsin native is the third-longest tenured manager in the majors behind Cleveland’s Terry Francona and Tampa Bay’s Kevin Cash.

“He’s awesome,” Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich said. “He grew up here, he played here and now he’s winningest manager in Brewers history. A lot goes into that.”

New York’s nine-game home winning streak ended. The Mets had gone 30 innings at Citi Field without allowing a run.

Burnes (4-4) gave up two runs in six innings. He struck out eight and walked none.

“That’s the first time I really got to see him up close,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said. “A reminder of why he’s one of, if not the, best pitcher in the National League. Got to see it up close.”

Burnes entered with a 6.75 ERA over his previous two outings and had allowed eight runs in eight innings in losses to San Diego and Philadelphia. But the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner was in control throughout. He yielded five hits, including Jeff McNeil’s homer in the fourth and RBI single in the sixth.

“I was able to fill up the zone a little more,” Burnes said. “We still had a couple of deep counts. Early they were trying to slap balls around, put balls in play and try to single me to death, but we were able to kind of bear down and get some of those swings and misses.”

Burnes fanned Francisco Lindor twice and retired NL RBI leader Pete Alonso all three times, getting the slugger on a pair of foul popups before striking him out in the sixth.

Milwaukee scored twice in the first, its first opening inning with multiple runs since May 26 at St. Louis. Then the Brewers poured it on in the fifth against David Peterson (3-1) and relievers Jake Reed and Trevor Williams.

Adames doubled in the first and scored on a two-run single by Luis Urias. Adames later started Milwaukee’s biggest inning of the season with a single and scored on a bases-loaded walk to Victor Caratini after advancing to second on an errant pickoff toss by Reed.

The slumping Adames also hit a two-run single to give the Brewers a 9-1 lead. In between his two hits in the fifth, Lorenzo Cain hit a run-scoring infield single and pinch-hitter Jace Peterson had a two-run double. Andrew McCutchen capped the big inning with an RBI single.

“It’s a lot of good at-bats tonight that inning,” Adames said.

Adames had his second three-hit game of the season. He entered 3 for 24 since returning last week from a sprained left ankle.

Peterson permitted four runs and six hits in four-plus innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: LHP Josh Hader was placed on the paternity list and is expected to miss the next three days. . RHP Brandon Woodruff, experiencing numbness in his three middle fingers due to Raynaud’s syndrome, said he felt good after throwing only fastballs during a bullpen session Tuesday. Counsell said Woodruff is expected to begin a rehab assignment Saturday. . RHP Freddy Peralta (right lat strain) has begun throwing. . RHP Trevor Gott (strained right groin) is playing catch and inching closer to throwing off a mound.

Mets: C James McCann (left hamate fracture) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Double-A Binghamton. Tuesday marked four weeks since his surgery and McCann said he stopped feeling any pain while taking swings late last week. . RF Starling Marte exited with a bruised right forearm after getting hit by a pitch in the sixth. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day. . RHP Yoan Lopez was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse and OF Khalil Lee was optioned there.

UP NEXT

Milwaukee LHP Aaron Ashby (1-5, 3.91 ERA) opposes RHP Tylor Megill (4-2, 4.50) in the rubber match of the three-game series Thursday night.

AP SOURCE: MAVERICKS ACQUIRE CHRISTIAN WOOD FOR 4 PLAYERS

(AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the agreement said the Houston Rockets are trading center Christian Wood, their leading scorer and rebounder this season, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for four players and a draft pick.

Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown and Marquese Chriss are going to the Rockets, who will also receive the No. 26 pick this year, according to the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade is not finalized.

It will not be finalized until the June 23 draft, the person said.

It is a major move for the Mavericks, after Wood averaged 17.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. He was one of nine players to average at least 17 points and 10 rebounds, joining Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, two-time MVP Nikola Jokic of Denver, Miami’s Bam Adebayo, Sacramento’s Domantas Sabonis, New Orleans’ Jonas Valanciunas, Chicago’s Nikola Vucevic and Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton.

Wood is entering the final season of a three-year, $41 million contract. He revealed to reporters in Houston last week that he had preliminary talks with the Rockets on an extension, though it isn’t known if one side balked or if it simply became clear that he wasn’t going to be in the team’s long-term plans.

Either way, now Dallas star Luka Doncic gets another talented option to surround himself with next season. Wood has become a much better 3-point shooter as his career goes along; his 131 makes from beyond the arc this season matched his total from the previous two seasons combined.

Houston also currently has two other first-round picks in the draft – including No. 3, with the most likely selection in that spot being Auburn’s Jabari Smith, Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren or Duke’s Paolo Banchero. Orlando picks No. 1, followed by Oklahoma City at No. 2, and there has been much speculation that Banchero would fall to the Rockets.

The Rockets also have the No. 17 selection, acquiring that from Brooklyn as part of the James Harden trade in January 2021.

Wood averaged 50% shooting this season, including 39% from 3-point range. Dallas will be the 26-year-old’s seventh team in seven NBA seasons, after stints in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Milwaukee, New Orleans, Detroit and Houston.

His breakout started in an eight-game stint with the Pelicans in 2018-19, averaging 16.9 points. He averaged 21.0 points with the Rockets last season, his first as a full-time starter, and appeared in a career-most 68 games with Houston this season.

STEELERS SIGN STAR SAFETY MINKAH FITZPATRICK TO 5-YEAR DEAL

PITTSBURGH (AP) Minkah Fitzpatrick is staying in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers signed their star safety to a five-year contract on Wednesday. Financial details were not released. NFL Network reported the deal is worth $73.6 million, which would make him the highest-paid safety in the league.

The 25-year-old Fitzpatrick was ready to enter the final year of his rookie contract. He has been spectacular at times since arriving in Pittsburgh in a trade with Miami in September 2019 and was selected to the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro team in each of his first two seasons with the Steelers.

Fitzpatrick said in a release he was “shocked” and “excited” as he enters the prime of his career.

“It’s just the beginning,” Fitzpatrick said. “I am appreciative. I am thankful. Now I just want to keep on chopping. I love the history here. What it stands for. The standard we are held to.”

Fitzpatrick’s deal gives Pittsburgh’s defense three pillars to build around as it begins the post-Ben Roethlisberger era. The Steelers signed reigning Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt to a mega-contract last summer and veteran All-Pro defensive end Cam Heyward is entering his 12th season with the club.

“Minkah is one of the top safeties in the NFL and we are thrilled he will be in Pittsburgh through at least the next five years,” Steelers general manager Omar Khan said in a statement. “When we traded for him, we knew he was going to be an integral part of our defense and we look forward to that continuing as we prepare for the upcoming season.”

Fitzpatrick participated in the team’s offseason program, but declined to do any 11-on-11 work, a decision that Watt made last year while his deal was being negotiated. Watt’s contract wasn’t finalized until the eve of the regular season. Getting Fitzpatrick done now removes any potential distractions for him as the team prepares to return to training camp at Saint Vincent College in late July.

“I really like it here,” Fitzpatrick said. “I have been playing well the last three seasons, at a high level. I love the atmosphere, the coaching, the tradition. Being able to continue that for the next few years is definitely a blessing.”

Fitzpatrick is coming off a solid 2021 in which he had a career-best 124 tackles – the most by a defensive back in the league – to go with two interceptions and a fumble recovery. He’s been remarkably durable with the Steelers, missing just one game in three seasons while playing 99% of the defensive snaps.

COMMANDERS’ SNYDER WON’T TESTIFY BEFORE US HOUSE COMMITTEE

A lawyer representing Dan Snyder told Congress the Washington Commanders owner will not testify at a hearing next week as part of an investigation into the team’s workplace conduct.

Attorney Karen Patton Seymour sent a letter to the leaders of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday explaining the reasons why Snyder was declining the invitation to appear at the June 22 hearing. Among the reasons given were a lack of assurance about the scope of questioning given the existence of multiple ongoing investigations and a scheduling conflict preventing Snyder from appearing in person.

Seymour wrote Snyder “is unable to accept the Committee’s invitation to testify” at the hearing, which the committee called the next step in the investigation and said it will examine how the NFL handles allegations of workplace misconduct and how it sets and enforces standards for all teams.

“Mr. Snyder remains fully willing to assist the committee in its investigation,” Seymour wrote in the letter addressed to Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.).

A spokeswoman for the committee said it intends to move forward with the hearing as scheduled and plans to respond to the letter from Snyder’s camp.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has accepted the invitation to testify and informed the committee on Wednesday that he will appear virtually, league spokesman Brian McCarthy said.

Semyour said the committee failed to assuage concerns about what topics would be broached to Snyder, citing the investigations being done by former Securities and Exchange Commission chair Mary Jo White on behalf of the NFL and the attorneys general of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

“Although the committee indicated that the hearing would be `focused on’ the historical workplace culture issues, I was informed that the committee would not provide any assurance that the questions directed to Mr. Snyder would be limited to those issues, given the wide latitude granted to members to ask questions beyond the topics identified by the committee,” she wrote.

Congress launched an investigation into the team’s workplace culture after an independent review overseen by the league prompted a $10 million fine, but did not include a written report to be released to the public.

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WILLIS OPTS TO RETIRE FROM COLTS, PURSUE MINISTRY AT AGE 26

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Khari Willis found there was more to life than football.

So on Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts’ promising 26-year-old starting safety surprised many by retiring to join the ministry.

“I am both humbled and excited to pursue the holy call that God has for my life which brings me much joy and purpose,” Willis wrote in his announcement on Twitter. “Thank you all for the support over the years.”

Indy seemed to have an inkling Willis considered leaving when it excused him from the team’s mandatory three-day minicamp in early June. Back then coach Frank Reich, who studied in the seminary and became a pastor after his football career ended, told reporters Willis was absent for personal reasons.

It’s another early exit from a promising young player. Andrew Luck retired in August 2019 at age 29, an absence that left a gaping hole. Indy will have its sixth consecutive different opening day quarterback Sept. 11.

But the Colts appear better positioned to fill Willis’ void.

Julian Blackmon, Indy’s other incumbent starting safety, has already recovered from last fall’s torn Achilles tendon and worked out with teammates at minicamp. The Colts also signed veterans Rodney McLeod and Armani Watts in free agency, added hard-hitting safety Nick Cross of Maryland in the third round of this year’s draft and have two cornerback prospects, Marvell Tell III and Dallis Flowers, who could play safety.

And yet Willis will still be missed in the locker room.

“Never take having a great teammate for granted,” Pro Bowl cornerback Kenny Moore II wrote on Twitter. “From calling your name on your draft night to watching you mold into the human you are today. Best wishes in retirement, I’m always in your corner 37. Love bro.”

Willis made an immediate impact after general manager Chris Ballard took the former Michigan State captain in the fourth round of the 2019 draft.

He started nine games and finished with 71 tackles that season. Over his final two seasons, injuries forced Willis to miss eight of 33 games, but he continued playing a key role on a rapidly improving defense. He finished his career with 219 tackles, 11 pass breakups, four interceptions, 3 1/2 sacks and one fumble recovery.

But Reich expects Willis to be even more successful after football.

“Khari’s character, leadership, and professionalism will be missed in our locker room as will his play on Sundays,” Reich said in a statement. “I admire and respect his decision to transition into the next stage of his life and ministry and my prayers will always be with him.”

STRIPERS RALLY LATE TO DEFEAT INDY, 5-4

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Jared Oliva launched his fifth homer of the season, but a three-run seventh inning gave the Gwinnett Stripers a come-from-behind victory over the Indianapolis Indians on Wednesday night, 5-4.

Down 4-2, in the bottom of the seventh, Gwinnett (31-31) scored three runs to take a 5-4 lead. After an RBI double by Chadwick Tromp and a wild pitch by Cam Alldred (L, 2-2) to tie the game, a sacrifice fly by Drew Waters plated the go-ahead run.

The Stripers opened the scoring in the first off a two-run RBI single by Joe Dunand with the bases loaded and two outs. The Indians (30-30) would respond in the following frame with a two-run homer by Oliva to even the score 2-2.

After a leadoff double by Ji-Hwan Bae, Travis Swaggerty grounded a ball into the gap to send Bae home and give Indy a 3-2 lead. Back-to-back errors led to the Indians fourth run of the ballgame. A three-base throwing error by pitcher Connor Johnstone, and a fielding error by first basemen Greyson Jenista on a ground ball hit by Swaggerty led to Bae scoring and extending the lead to 4-2.

Brandon Brennan (W, 1-1), Thomas Burrows and R.J. Alaniz (S, 2) combined to hold Indy scoreless in the last three frames.

Indianapolis and Gwinnett will meet again Thursday night at 7:05 PM ET at Coolray Field. RHP Osvaldo Bido (1-3, 4.60) will toe the rubber for the Indians with RHP Bryce Elder (2-3, 5.66) countering for the Stripers.

IHSAA BASEBALL STATE FINALS MATCHUPS SET FOR JUNE 17-18 AT VICTORY FIELD

INDIANAPOLIS – The 55th annual Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) Baseball State Finals return to Victory Field for a 24th time on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18. The 2A and 3A championships will be played Friday with the 1A and 4A matchups slated for Saturday.

“The Indiana High School Baseball State Finals is one of Victory Field’s greatest summer traditions,” said Randy Lewandowski, Indianapolis Indians President and General Manager. “The championship atmosphere both on the field and in the stands is special, and we look forward to creating lasting memories for the student-athletes, coaches and fans.”

General admission tickets will be available starting at 12 PM ET on Thursday, June 16. GA tickets are $12 and kids 5 and under receive free admission per IHSAA guidelines. Fans may also contact any of the eight respective schools competing in the championships to purchase tickets. Each night will be sold as a separate session; each ticket is good for both games that night. Fans for the visiting teams will sit on the first base side of the seating bowl while fans for the home teams will sit on the third base side.

“We look forward to completing the school year at beautiful Victory Field every single year,” said IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig. “The hospitality of the Indianapolis Indians is second to none and they always provide a great experience for our state finalist teams and fans alike at the best minor league ballpark in the country.”

Gates open at 4:30 PM ET on Friday, June 17 and at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, June 18. Limited parking is available in the Victory Field parking lot for $10 (cash and card accepted) starting at 2:30 PM ET on June 17 and at 1:30 PM ET on June 18. Concessions will be available and are cashless – only debit and credit cards are acceptable forms of payment.

Friday, June 17
2A Championship, 5:37 PM ET
Centerville (21-5, visitors) vs. Illiana Christian (21-7, home)

3A Championship, approximately 8:07 PM ET
Brebeuf Jesuit (26-4, visitors) vs. Andrean (30-4, home)

Saturday, June 18
1A Championship, 4:37 PM ET
Tecumseh (19-12, visitors) vs. Lafayette Central Catholic (26-6, home)

4A Championship, approximately 8:07 PM ET
Indianapolis Cathedral (18-10-2, visitors) vs. Penn (25-6, home)

GAME RECAP: MERCURY TAKE FIRST GAME AGAINST FEVER THIS SEASON

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever were unable to overcome a halftime deficit on the way to a 93-80 loss to the Phoenix Mercury in the first of three matchups between the two teams in a two-week stretch. Phoenix improves to 6-9 this season, while Indiana is 4-13.

Kelsey Mitchell led the way for the Fever, scoring 19 points in the second half on the way to a 26-point performance. In her franchise record-breaking 139th consecutive game played, Mitchell recorded her 10th game of the season with at least 20 points.

Victoria Vivians had her 11th game with at least 10 points, ending with 14 points and five assists for Indiana. Queen Egbo tied a career-high with 12 points to go along with six rebounds and two blocked shots, while NaLyssa Smith pulled down 14 rebounds for Indiana.

Phoenix controlled the lead for the majority of the game and led by as many as 23 in the first half, thanks to a 33-point quarter in the second — the most by a Fever opponent in the second quarter this season. Mercury center Tina Charles led all scorers after two quarters of play with 16 points and would end with a season-high 29 points.

Out of the halftime break, Kelsey Mitchell added 15 points in the third quarter alone to keep Phoenix within striking distance, but Indiana only cut the lead down to as much as 11. Both teams struggled from the field in the fourth quarter, but the Mercury kept the lead the rest of the way to win its fourth game in the last five outings.

Mercury guards Diana Taurasi, Diamond DeShields, and Skylar Diggins-Smith all ended the night scoring in double-figures.

UP NEXT

The Fever face the Chicago Sky at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

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

2022 MASTODON MEN’S SOCCER SLATE SET

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The 2022 Purdue Fort Wayne men’s soccer schedule has been announced.

“The 2022 schedule includes a good balance of home and away games during the first few weeks to make sure we are battle tested prior to opening up our third season of Horizon League play,” Mastodon head coach Stephen Gorton said. “With five teams in the Top 100 in the RPI and three teams that participated in the College Cup, the schedule will allow us to play some of the best teams in the country.”

The Mastodons will play three exhibition games, including an August 13 home date with 2021 national semifinalist Notre Dame at the Hefner Soccer Complex. The game is presented by the Hilton Garden Inn North. The ‘Dons will host the Summit City Cup, a 3v3 tournament for grades 1-8, prior to the game with Notre Dame. (sign up link)

Two days later the ‘Dons will host Goshen before playing at Northwestern on August 20 to close out the 2022 preseason.

The regular season will open in Nashville, Tennessee with games at Lipscomb (Aug. 25) and Belmont (Aug. 28). Lipscomb won the Atlantic Sun title last season.

The ‘Dons will then play four consecutive games in Fort Wayne. First up is a pair of former Summit League rivals with visits from Western Illinois (Sept. 2) and Eastern Illinois (Sept. 4). The ‘Dons shut out both teams on the road last season. Purdue Fort Wayne plays their first league game on Sept. 10 when long-time rival Oakland comes to Hefner. The Mastodons will host the third annual Party at the Pitch on September 14 against Western Michigan.

The Mastodons travel to Northern Kentucky on September 17 for league play and then head to former Division II rival Bellarmine on September 20 for the Mastodons’ final non-league game of the season. The rest of the Mastodons’ road schedule features Robert Morris (Sept. 24), Wright State (Oct. 8), Detroit Mercy (Oct. 12) and IUPUI (Oct. 29).

The Mastodons have home league matches against Cleveland State (Oct. 1), Green Bay (Oct. 22) and Milwaukee (Nov. 2).

The 2022 Horizon League Championship will open with the quarterfinals on November 6.

Select home games will be streamed on ESPN+ this season.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1884       DUE TO INFLAMMATION IN HIS RIGHT INDEX FINGER, LARRY CORCORAN OF THE WHITE STOCKINGS (CUBS) PITCHES LEFT-HANDED AND RIGHT-HANDED IN A GAME AGAINST THE BISONS. THE NATURAL RIGHT-HANDER HURLS AMBIDEXTROUSLY FOR FOUR INNINGS, ALTERNATING THROWING ARMS, BEFORE MOVING TO SHORTSTOP IN CHICAGO’S 20-9 LOSS AT BUFFALO’S OLYMPIC PARK.

1893       AT THE SOUTHEAST DIAMOND OF THE POLO GROUNDS IN NEW YORK, THE GOTHAMS, A TEAM THAT EVENTUALLY WILL BE KNOWN AS THE GIANTS, OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO ESCORTED AND UNESCORTED WOMEN, MAKING THE PROMOTION THE FIRST ‘LADIES’ DAY’ IN BASEBALL HISTORY. THE FEMALE FANS SEE THEIR HOMETOWN FAVORITES BEAT THE CLEVELAND SPIDERS, 5-2.

1909       “I HOPE I WILL BE PARTLY EXCUSED BY THE FACT THAT I WAS SIMPLY AN INDIAN SCHOOLBOY AND DID NOT KNOW ALL ABOUT SUCH THINGS. IN FACT, I DID NOT KNOW THAT I WAS DOING WRONG, BECAUSE I WAS DOING WHAT I KNEW SEVERAL OTHER COLLEGE MEN HAD DONE, EXCEPT THAT THEY DID NOT USE THEIR OWN NAMES …” – JIM THORPE, EXPLAINING IN A LETTER TO AAU SECRETARY JAMES EDWARD SULLIVAN HIS DECISION TO PLAY PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL. JIM THORPE MAKES HIS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL DEBUT, WITH A 4-2 WIN PITCHING FOR ROCKY MOUNT (NC) OF THE EASTERN CAROLINA LEAGUE, A TEAM HE WILL PLAY IN 1909 AND 1910, REPORTEDLY MAKING AS LITTLE AS TWO DOLLARS A PER GAME. ALTHOUGH IT WAS COMMONLY KNOWN COLLEGE PLAYERS REGULARLY SPENT SUMMERS PLAYING FOR PRO TEAMS USING ALIASES, THE AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION (AAU) WITHDRAWS HIS AMATEUR STATUS RETROACTIVELY, CAUSING THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TO FORFEIT HIS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS, DECLARING HIM A PROFESSIONAL.

1916       AT BRAVES FIELD, RIGHT-HANDER TOM HUGHES NO-HITS THE PIRATES, 2-0. ‘SALIDA TOM’ WILL FINISH THE SEASON WITH A 16-3 RECORD, THE BEST WIN-LOSS PERCENTAGE IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, FOR THE THIRD-PLACE BOSTON CLUB.

1928       BILL REGAN BECOMES THE FIRST PLAYER IN RED SOX HISTORY TO HOMER TWICE IN AN INNING WHEN HE HITS TWO ROUND-TRIPPERS, INCLUDING AN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOMER, IN THE EIGHT-RUN FOURTH FRAME OF THE TEAM’S 10-5 VICTORY OVER CHICAGO AT COMISKEY PARK. THE FEAT WILL NOT BE ACCOMPLISHED AGAIN BY A BOSOX PLAYER UNTIL 1990, WHEN ELLIS BURKS HOMERS TWICE IN THE FOURTH FRAME OF THE TEAM’S 12-4 ROUT OF THE TRIBE AT CLEVELAND STADIUM.

1931       AT SPORTSMAN PARK, CHUCK KLEIN’S FIRST-INNING ROUND-TRIPPER OFF BURLEIGH GRIMES GIVES THE PHILLIES A 1-0 LEAD UNTIL THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH. IN THE FINAL FRAME, PHILADELPHIA’S RIGHT-HANDER RAY BENGE, WHO TOSSES A COMPLETE-GAME FIVE-HITTER, YIELDS BACK-TO-BACK ONE-OUT HOMERS TO GEORGE WATKINS AND FRANKIE FRISCH, GIVING ST. LOUIS A 2-1 WALK-OFF VICTORY.

1933       LAST YEAR’S NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING CHAMP, LEFTY O’DOUL, AND PITCHER WATTY CLARK, A 20-GAME WINNER LAST SEASON, ARE TRADED BY THE DODGERS TO THE GIANTS FOR FIRST BASEMAN SAM LESLIE. BROOKLYN’S NEWEST INFIELDER WILL BAT .311 DURING HIS THREE SEASONS WITH THE TEAM BEFORE RETURNING TO NEW YORK IN 1936.

1938       FUTURE HALL OF FAMER JIMMIE FOXX IS WALKED SIX CONSECUTIVE TIMES IN THE RED SOX’ 12-8 VICTORY OVER THE BROWNS. THE BOSTON FIRST BASEMAN WILL LEAD THE AMERICAN LEAGUE THIS SEASON WITH 119 BASES ON BALLS.

1941       JOHNNY VANDER MEER, BEST KNOWN FOR THROWING CONSECUTIVE NO-HITTERS, BECOMES THE FIRST HURLER TO START A GAME BY THROWING FOUR STRAIGHT BASES ON BALLS BEFORE RETIRING A SINGLE BATTER. THE REDS’ STARTER WILL NOT MAKE IT OUT OF THE FIRST INNING OF THE CROSLEY FIELD CONTEST, AN EVENTUAL 6-0 LOSS TO NEW YORK.

1952       AT THE POLO GROUNDS, BOBBY THOMSON ERASES A THREE-RUN NINTH-INNING DEFICIT WITH A WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM, GIVING THE GIANTS A COME-FROM-BEHIND 8-7 VICTORY OVER THE CARDINALS. THE THIRD BASEMAN’S DECISIVE BLOW COMES WITH ONE OUT OFF WILLARD SCHMIDT.

1953       WITH A 3-1 TRIUMPH IN THE BRONX BALLPARK, THE BROWNS HALT THE YANKEES’ WINNING STREAK AT 18. ST. LOUIS, BEHIND THE SOLID PITCHING OF RIGHT-HANDED STARTER DUANE PILLETTE AND 46-YEAR-OLD SATCHEL PAIGE, SNAPS THEIR 14-GAME LOSING STREAK AND HANDS WHITEY FORD HIS FIRST LOSS IN EIGHT DECISIONS.

1956       CHARLIE GRIMM, AFTER THE BRAVES LOSE THE 12TH GAME OF THEIR LAST 17 CONTESTS, RESIGNS AS THE TEAM’S MANAGER, BEING IMMEDIATELY REPLACED BY COACH FRED HANEY. THE 56-YEAR-OLD SKIPPER, WHO IS OFFERED A PERSONNEL POSITION WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION, LEAVES THE DUGOUT WITH A 24-22 RECORD, ONLY 3.5 GAMES BEHIND THE LEAGUE-LEADING PIRATES.

1957       DIXIE HOWELL, IN THREE AND TWO-THIRDS SCORELESS INNINGS IN RELIEF, LIMITS WASHINGTON TO FOUR HITS, EARNING HIS SECOND VICTORY OF THE SEASON. THE 37 YEAR-OLD KENTUCKIAN’S HITTING PROVES TO BE THE DIFFERENCE WHEN HIS HOME RUNS IN THE FIFTH AND SIXTH INNINGS PROPEL THE WHITE SOX TO AN 8-6 VICTORY AT COMISKEY PARK.

1961       IN HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT, 18-YEAR-OLD LEW KRAUSSE JR., SIGNED AS AN AMATEUR FREE AGENT FOR $125,000 BY A’S OWNER CHARLIE FINLEY, THROWS A THREE-HIT SHUTOUT AND COLLECTS TWO HITS IN KANSAS CITY’S 4-0 VICTORY OVER L.A. AT MUNICIPAL STADIUM. IN 1932, THE REDHEADED FIREBALLER’S DAD BLANKED THE RED SOX IN HIS FINAL MAJOR LEAGUE APPEARANCE, GIVING THE FATHER-SON DUO BACK-TO-BACK SHUTOUTS TWENTY-NINE YEARS APART.

1962       WITH THE TRIBE TRAILING THE BRONX BOMBERS, 9-8, JERRY KINDALL HITS A WALK-OFF TWO-RUN HOMER, GIVING THE INDIANS A DRAMATIC COME-FROM-BEHIND VICTORY. LEFT-FIELDER YOGI BERRA, WATCHING THE SECOND BASEMAN’S HOMER GO OVER HIS HEAD TO BEAT HIS YANKEES 10-9 IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH, PROBABLY EXPERIENCES A “DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN” MEMORY OF BILL MAZEROSKI’S GAME 7 HOME RUN IN 1960, WHICH ENDED WITH THE IDENTICAL SCORE.

1963       IN THE BOTTOM OF THE THIRD OF A 4-3 LOSS TO THE GIANTS AT CANDLESTICK PARK, JIM CAMPBELL BECOMES ONLY THE SECOND CATCHER IN NATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY, THE FIRST SINCE 1946, TO BE CREDITED WITH THREE ASSISTS IN ONE INNING. THE 25-YEAR-OLD COLT .45’S BACKSTOP NAILS GAYLORD PERRY TRYING TO ADVANCE TO THIRD ON A FIELDER’S CHOICE, GUNS DOWN CHUCK HILLER IN AN ATTEMPT TO STEAL SECOND, AND ENDS THE FRAME BY THROWING OUT WILLIE MCCOVEY, WHO DOUBLED AND THEN TRIED TO TAKE AN EXTRA BASE ON A RELAY TO HOME PLATE.

1964       IN A 7-1 VICTORY OVER THE ASTROS, CARDINAL THIRD BASEMAN KEN BOYER HITS FOR THE CYCLE. IN THE SAME GAME, LOU BROCK, RECENTLY OBTAINED FROM THE CUBS FOR ERNIE BROGLIO, MAKES HIS DEBUT IN A ST. LOUIS UNIFORM WITH TWO HITS, INCLUDING A TRIPLE, AND THE FLEET OUTFIELDER ALSO STEALS A BASE.

1969       IN AN EFFORT TO RETURN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TO MILWAUKEE, THE CHICAGO WHITE SOX PLAY A HOME GAME AT COUNTY STADIUM, WHERE ONLY 13,133 FANS SHOW UP TO SEE THE ‘HOME’ TEAM BEAT THE PILOTS, 8-3. IRONICALLY, THE VISITORS WILL LEAVE SEATTLE NEXT SEASON TO MOVE TO THE ‘CREAM CITY,’ WITH THE ONE YEAR-OLD AMERICAN LEAGUE FRANCHISE BECOMING KNOWN AS THE BREWERS.

1969       IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST INNING AT METROPOLITAN STADIUM, TONY OLIVA AND ROD CAREW COMPLETE A DOUBLE STEAL, SWIPING SECOND AND THIRD BASE, RESPECTIVELY. ON THE NEXT PITCH THROWN BY ANGELS’ STARTER TOM MURPHY, THE PAIR REPEATS THE FEAT, AS CAREW STEALS HOME FOR THE SIXTH TIME THIS SEASON, TYING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE RECORD.

1971       RECENTLY TRADED FROM THE SENATORS, MIKE EPSTEIN HOMERS IN HIS FIRST TWO AT-BATS, GIVING HIM FOUR CONSECUTIVE HOMERS OVER TWO GAMES, TO HELP THE A’S DEFEAT HIS FORMER TEAM, 5-0. OAKLAND SCORES ALL OF THEIR RUNS ON SOLO HOMERS.

1976       MARK FIDRYCH TOSSES HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE COMPLETE GAME, BEATING KANSAS CITY, 4-3. THE 211YEAR-OLD DETROIT ROOKIE HAS FINISHED EVERY GAME HE HAS STARTED SINCE HIS MAY 15TH DEBUT IN THE TIGERS ROTATION.

1978       REDS’ RIGHT-HANDER TOM SEAVER NO-HITS THE CARDINALS AT RIVERFRONT STADIUM, 4-0. THE GEM IS TOM TERRIFIC’S FIRST NO-NO AFTER TAKING A HITLESS GAME INTO THE NINTH INNING THREE TIMES DURING THE FIRST 12 YEARS OF HIS CAREER.

1984       MARIO SOTO’S SECOND SUSPENSION OF THE SEASON RESULTS FROM FIRING A BASEBALL AT A GROUP OF OPPOSING PLAYERS AFTER HE PUNCHED CLAUDELL WASHINGTON, WHO LANNY HARRIS WAS RESTRAINING AT HOME PLATE WHEN THE BATTER TRIED TO CHARGE THE MOUND. THE REDS SUSPENDS THE FIERY RIGHT-HANDER FOR THREE GAMES DUE TO THIS INCIDENT WITH WASHINGTON, WHO HAD BEEN THE TARGET OF HIS BRUSHBACK PITCHES, GETTING FIVE GAMES OFF FOR PUSHING THE HOME PLATE UMP.

1987       IN THE SIXTH INNING OF A 6-5 BALTIMORE LOSS TO NEW YORK AT YANKEE STADIUM, CAL RIPKEN COLLECTS HIS 1,000TH CAREER HIT WHEN HE SINGLES TO CENTER FIELD OFF RICH BORDI. THE SHORTSTOP IS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER IN ORIOLES HISTORY TO REACH THE MILESTONE.

1989       SAN PEDRO DE MACORIS NATIVE SAMMY SOSA, SIGNED BY TEXAS SCOUT OMAR MINAYA AS AN ATHLETIC BUT MALNOURISHED AND FRAIL 16-YEAR-OLD, BECOMES THE YOUNGEST DOMINICAN TO PLAY IN THE MAJORS. THE RANGERS’ LEADOFF BATTER, A TWENTY-YEAR, SEVEN-MONTH-OLD ROOKIE, GOES 2-FOR-4 WITH A DOUBLE IN TEXAS’S 8-3 LOSS TO THE YANKEES.

1991       AFTER GETTING OFF TO A SLOW START, THE TWINS TAKE OVER SOLE POSSESSION OF FIRST PLACE WHEN THEY BEAT THE INDIANS, 4-2, FOR THEIR 15TH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY. THE WINNING STREAK LIFTS THE CLUB FROM FIFTH PLACE TO THE TOP SPOT IN THE STANDINGS, A LEAD THE TEAM WILL NEVER RELINQUISH.

1991       OTIS NIXON ESTABLISHES A NATIONAL LEAGUE RECORD AND TIES THE 1912 MAJOR LEAGUE MARK SET BY THE A’S EDDIE COLLINS BY SWIPING SIX BASES IN ONE GAME. CRIME DOESN’T PAY WHEN THE BRAVES OUTFIELDER’S THIEVERY CANNOT OVERCOME A 7-6 LOSS TO MONTREAL AT OLYMPIC STADIUM.

1991       AGAINST THE REDS, PHILLIES’ RIGHT-HANDER ANDY ASHBY STRIKES OUT THE SIDE ON ONLY NINE PITCHES TO BECOME THE 12TH PITCHER IN NATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY TO USE THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF PITCHES NEEDED TO RECORD THREE STRIKEOUTS IN ONE INNING. THE PHILADELPHIA ROOKIE BECOMES THE FIRST IN FRANCHISE HISTORY TO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT.

1992       DURING A PREGAME CEREMONY AT ANAHEIM STADIUM, THE ANGELS BECOME THE FIRST OF THREE TEAMS TO RETIRE NOLAN RYAN’S NUMBER. THE HARD-THROWING RIGHT-HANDER, WHO COMPILED A 138-121 RECORD IN 291 GAMES WITH CALIFORNIA, WILL ALSO HAVE HIS DIGITS RETIRED BY THE ASTROS AND RANGERS IN 1996.

1993       THE CUBS CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF CRACKER JACK WITH A PARTY AT WRIGLEY FIELD THAT INCLUDES DISTRIBUTING THE CANDY-COATED POPCORN AND PEANUT TREAT INTRODUCED AT THE CHICAGO WORLD FAIR IN 1893, FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL OF THE FANS ATTENDING THE GAME AGAINST FLORIDA. SAILOR JACK, THE COMPANY’S MASCOT, THROWS OUT THE CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH.

1993       IN HIS FIRST MAJOR LEAGUE AT-BAT, MARLINS CATCHER MITCH LYDEN HITS A HOME RUN OFF JOSE BAUTISTA IN THE TEAM’S 6-4 LOSS TO CHICAGO AT WRIGLEY FIELD. THE SECOND-INNING HOMER WILL BE THE ONLY ROUND-TRIPPER IN THE BRIEF CAREER OF THE ROOKIE BACKSTOP, WHO WILL PLAY IN JUST SIX GAMES, COLLECTING THREE HITS IN TEN PLATE APPEARANCES.

1996       AT THE AGE OF 83, HALL OF FAME BROADCASTER MEL ALLEN, BEST KNOWN FOR HIS YEARS DOING PLAY-BY-PLAY FOR THE YANKEES, DIES OF HEART FAILURE. HIS “HOW ABOUT THAT” SIGNATURE LINE WILL BECOME FAMILIAR TO ANOTHER GENERATION OF FANS THROUGH THE SYNDICATED TV SHOW, THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL, WHICH HE HOSTED FROM THE PROGRAM’S INCEPTION IN 1977.

1997       AT YANKEE STADIUM, THE METS BEAT THEIR CROSSTOWN RIVALS, 6-0, IN THE FIRST-EVER REGULAR-SEASON GAME BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS. DAVE MLICKI THROWS A COMPLETE-GAME SHUTOUT, BLANKING THE BRONX BOMBERS ON NINE HITS.

1997       IN THE FIRST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO MAJOR LEAGUE TEAMS IN OHIO, THE REDS’ ROOKIE RIGHT-HANDER BRETT TOMKO TOSSES 7.1 SHUTOUT INNINGS IN CINCINNATI’S 4-1 WIN OVER THE INDIANS AT CLEVELAND’S JACOBS FIELD. THE VICTORY WILL PROVE COSTLY FOR CINCY WHEN BARRY LARKIN RUPTURES HIS HEEL RUNNING OUT A DOUBLE, PUTTING THEIR ALL-STAR SHORTSTOP ON THE SHELF FOR SIX WEEKS.

1998       THE PHILLIES SCORE SEVEN RUNS IN THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH IN AN INCREDIBLE 8-7 COME-FROM-BEHIND WIN OVER THE STUNNED PIRATES. MIKE LIEBERTHAL’S TWO-OUT, THREE-RUN BLAST OFF RICH LOISELLE IS THE FINAL BLOW THAT SINKS THE BUCS.

2001       IN A GAME THAT FEATURES THOUSANDS OF SWARMING MOTHS, THE RED SOX BEAT THE BRAVES AND THE BUGS IN EXTRA INNINGS AT TURNER FIELD, 9-5. ALTHOUGH THE SWARM HAS LITTLE BEARING ON THE GAME’S OUTCOME, THE INSECTS BOTHERED SOME PLAYERS, INCLUDING DAVE MARTINEZ, WHO CLAIMED TO HAVE ONE SUCKED INTO HIS MOUTH.

2001       JOHN OLERUD HITS FOR THE CYCLE, BECOMING THE TWENTY-FIRST PLAYER TO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT MORE THAN ONCE, AND ONLY THE SECOND, ALONG WITH BOB WATSON, TO DO IT IN BOTH LEAGUES. AMONG ALL OF THE PLAYERS WHO HAVE MANAGED TO HIT A SINGLE, DOUBLE, TRIPLE, AND HOME RUN IN THE SAME GAME, THE MARINERS’ FIRST BASEMAN HAS THE FEWEST CAREER THREE-BAGGERS, WITH JUST A DOZEN DURING HIS 13-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE STINT.

2003       DONTRELLE WILLIS THROWS A COMPLETE-GAME ONE-HIT SHUTOUT IN THE MARLINS’ 1-0 WIN OVER THE METS AT PRO PLAYER STADIUM. THE D-TRAIN’S VICTORY, WHICH IMPROVES HIS RECORD TO 6-1, MARKS THE START OF THE BASEBALL WORLD TAKING NOTICE OF THE HIGH-KICKING SOUTHPAW PHENOM, WHO GOES ON TO WIN THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.

2005       AFTER A PITCH GOES BETWEEN HIS LEGS, RICHMOND BRAVES FLYCATCHER ESIX SNEAD CHARGES THE MOUND AND PUMMELS THE SYRACUSE SKYCHIEFS HURLER, DAVID BUSH. THE ACTION INCITES AN INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE BRAWL, WHICH RESULTS IN FINES AND SUSPENSIONS GIVEN TO 40 PLAYERS, A COACH, AND A MANAGER, INCLUDING A TEN-DAY HIATUS FOR SNEAD.

2006       FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 35 YEARS, THE YANKEES PLAY A REGULAR-SEASON GAME IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL, BEATING THE NATIONALS IN AN INTERLEAGUE CONTEST AT RFK STADIUM, 7-5. THE BRONX BOMBERS’ PREVIOUS GAME IN WASHINGTON ON SEPT. 30, 1971, IN THE SAME BALLPARK, ENDED WITH NEW YORK AWARDED WITH A 9-0 VICTORY WHEN THE SENATORS FANS, WITH THEIR TEAM AHEAD BY TWO RUNS IN THE SEASON FINALE, REFUSED TO LEAVE THE FIELD AS A PROTEST TO LOSING A FRANCHISE FOR THE SECOND TIME SINCE 1961.

2008       SEATTLE, THE TEAM WITH THE WORST RECORD IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES (24-45), FIRES BILL BAVASI AS THEIR GENERAL MANAGER IN HIS FIFTH SEASON AT THE HELM. TWO WEEKS AGO, IN A MOVE HE CAME TO REGRET, THE EMBATTLED GM LOCKED THE CLUBHOUSE DOORS AND MANDATED THE MARINERS PLAYERS TO SIT TOGETHER AND BE PUBLICLY HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR SLOW START.

2010       JAMIE MOYER’S FIRST OUTING AT THE NEW YANKEE STADIUM IS A SUCCESSFUL ONE WHEN HE LIMITS NEW YORK TO ONLY THREE HITS IN EIGHT INNINGS OF WORK IN THE 6-3 PHILLIES’ VICTORY. THE BRONX BOMBERS’ NEW BALLYARD IS THE 48TH VENUE THE 47 YEAR-OLD SOUTHPAW HAS PITCHED IN DURING HIS CAREER, SURPASSING RUDY SEANEZ’S RECORD FOR THE MOST APPEARANCES IN DIFFERENT MAJOR LEAGUE BALLPARKS.

2010       MICHAEL YOUNG’S TWO-RUN SINGLE IN THE EIGHTH INNING CONTRIBUTES TO THE RANGERS’ 6-3 VICTORY OVER FLORIDA AND ESTABLISHES A CLUB RECORD FOR HITS. THE 33-YEAR-OLD THIRD BASEMAN SURPASSES IVAN RODRIGUEZ’S CLUB RECORD WITH HIS 1,748TH HIT, REACHING THE MARK IN 91 FEWER GAMES THAN PUDGE.

2014       “MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TODAY MOURNS THE TRAGIC LOSS OF TONY GWYNN, THE GREATEST PADRE EVER AND ONE OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED HITTERS THAT OUR GAME HAS EVER KNOWN, WHOSE ALL-AROUND EXCELLENCE ON THE FIELD WAS SURPASSED BY HIS EXUBERANT PERSONALITY AND GENIAL DISPOSITION IN LIFE.” – COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG, ON THE PASSING OF TONY GWYNN. TONY GWYNN, SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY, LOSES HIS BATTLE TO SALIVARY GLAND CANCER AT THE AGE OF 54. THE HALL OF FAME OUTFIELDER PLAYED HIS ENTIRE MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER WITH THE PADRES, COMPILING A .338 CAREER BATTING AVERAGE OVER 20 SEASONS, COLLECTING 3,141 HITS, EN ROUTE TO TYING HONUS WAGNER’S MARK OF EIGHT NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING TITLES.

2015       THE ORIOLES BLAST A FRANCHISE-RECORD EIGHT HOME RUNS IN THEIR 19-3 ROUT OF THE PHILLIES AT CAMDEN YARDS. MANNY MACHADO (2), JIMMY PAREDES, CHRIS PARMELEE (2), DAVID LOUGH, CHRIS DAVIS, AND RYAN FLAHERTY ALL GO DEEP FOR THE BIRDS.

2019       TRAILING BY THREE RUNS IN THE NINTH, THE PADRES RALLY TO EVENTUALLY BEAT THE ROCKIES AT COORS FIELD, 14-13. THE CONTEST ENDS THE HIGHEST-SCORING FOUR-GAME SERIES IN HISTORY WITH THE TEAMS COMBINING FOR 92 RUNS, SURPASSING THE RECORD OF 88 PLAYERS CROSSING THE PLATE, SET BY THE PHILLIES AND DODGERS IN MAY 1929.

JUNE 13 – COL 9, SD 6

JUNE 14 – SD 16, COL 12

JUNE 15 – COL 14, SD 8

JUNE 16 – SD 14, COL 13

2021       WITH THE DIAMONDBACKS’ TWENTY-THIRD STRAIGHT AWAY LOSS, A 10-3 DEFEAT IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE TEAM SURPASSES THE MARK FOR MOST CONSECUTIVE ROAD LOSSES, PREVIOUSLY SHARED BY THE 1943 PHILADELPHIA A’S AND 1963 METS. ARIZONA, WHO WILL EXTEND THE STREAK TO 24, LAST WON AS THE VISITORS ON APRIL 25 WHEN MADISON BUMGARNER THREW AN UNOFFICIAL SEVEN-INNING NO-HITTER IN ATLANTA.

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 16, 2022

1883 1ST BASEBALL “LADIES’ DAY” (NY GOTHAMS BEAT CLEVELAND SPIDERS 5-2)

1894 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S TENNIS, PHILADELPHIA CC: HELEN HELLWIG BEATS DEFENDING CHAMPION ALINE TERRY 7-5, 3-6, 6-0, 3-6, 6-3

1903 1ST HIGHLANDER (YANKEE) SHUT-OUT VICTORY 1-0 OVER WHITE SOX

1909 JIM THORPE MAKES HIS PRO BASEBALL PITCHING DEBUT FOR ROCKY MOUNT (ECL) WITH 4-2 WIN, THIS WILL CAUSE HIM TO FORFEIT HIS OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS

1917 49TH BELMONT: JAMES BUTWELL ABOARD HOURLESS WINS IN 2:17.8

1929 OTTO E. FUNK, 62, ENDS MARATHON WALK (NY TO SF, 4165 MILES IN 183 DAYS)

1932 SUTCLIFFE AND HOLMES MAKE 555 OPENING CRICKET STAND FOR YORKSHIRE V ESSEX

1938 BOSTON FIRST BASEMAN JIMMIE FOXX IS WALKED A RECORD 6 CONSECUTIVE TIMES BY ST LOUIS BROWNS; RED SOX STILL WIN, 12-8

1946 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, CANTERBURY GC: WORLD WAR II VETERAN LLOYD MANGRUM DEFEATS BYRON NELSON AND VIC GHEZZI IN 36 PLAYOFF HOLES TO WIN HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE

1951 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, OAKLAND HILLS CC: BEN HOGAN WINS HIS SECOND CONSECUTIVE US OPEN TITLE, 2 STROKES AHEAD OF RUNNER-UP CLAYTON HEAFNER.

1951 83RD BELMONT: DAVID GORMAN ABOARD COUNTERPOINT WINS IN 2:29

1953 DESPITE JOHNNY MIZE 2,000TH HIT, NY YANKEES LOSE ENDING AN 18 GAME WINNING STREAK AND ALSO ENDING ST LOUIS BROWN 14 GAME LOSING STREAK

1956 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, OAK HILL CC: CARY MIDDLECOFF WINS HIS SECOND OPEN TITLE, 1 STROKE AHEAD OF RUNNERS-UP JULIUS BOROS AND BEN HOGAN

1956 88TH BELMONT: DAVID ERB ABOARD NEEDLES WINS IN 2:29.8

1957 WHITE SOX RELIEVER DIXIE HOWELL HITS 2 HRS TO BEAT WASHINGTON SENATORS 8-6

1968 US OPEN GOLF, OAK HILL CC: LEE TREVINO WINS HIS FIRST MAJOR TITLE BY 4 SHOTS FROM JACK NICKLAUS; FIRST TO PLAY SUB-70 GOLF IN OPEN HISTORY

1971 GRONINGEN SOCCER TEAM FORMS IN GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS

1974 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, WINGED FOOT GC: HALE IRWIN’S SCORE OF 287 (+7) IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE FIRST OF HIS 3 OPEN TITLES, 2 STROKES AHEAD OF RUNNER-UP FORREST FEZLER

1974 FRENCH OPEN MEN’S TENNIS: BJÖRN BORG OF SWEDEN WINS FIRST CAREER GRAND SLAM TITLE; BEATS MANUEL ORANTES OF SPAIN 2-6, 6-7, 6-0, 6-1, 6-1

1975 NBA MILWAUKEE BUCKS TRADE KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR AND WALT WESLEY TO L.A. LAKERS FOR 4 PLAYERS

1978 CINCINNATI RED TOM SEAVER NO-HITS ST LOUIS CARDS, 4-0

1983 CHARLOS VIEIRA COMPLETES 191 HR “NONSTOP” CYCLING IN LEIRIA, PORTUGAL

1984 EDWIN MOSES WINS HIS 100TH CONSECUTIVE 400-METER HURDLES RACE

1985 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, OAKLAND HILLS CC: 1978 CHAMPION ANDY NORTH WINS BY 1 STROKE AHEAD OF RUNNERS-UP DAVE BARR, T C CHEN AND DENIS WATSON

1985 WILLIE BANKS OF USA SETS TRIPLE JUMP RECORD (58 FEET 11 INCHES) IN INDIANAPOLIS

1988 BOSTON RED SOX BARRETT STEALS HOME

1988 IN SANTA BARBARA, CA, A TEAM OF 32 DIVERS BEGIN CYCLING UNDERWATER ON A STANDARD TRICYCLE, TO COMPLETE 116.66 MI IN 75 HRS 20 MINS

1989 ONLY 17 HOLES-IN-ONE RECORDED SINCE US OPEN BEGAN, TODAY 4 MORE ARE MADE ALL ON 6TH HOLE (WEAVER, WIEBE, PATE & PRICE)

1990 NHL DRAFT: CORNWALL ROYALS (OHL) RIGHT WING OWEN NOLAN FIRST PICK BY QUEBEC NORDIQUES

1991 MINNESOTA TWINS WIN A TEAM RECORD 15 GAMES IN A ROW

1991 WITH 3 RUNS IN 9TH, BALTIMORE ORIOLES END MINNESOTA TWINS 15 GAME WINNING STREAK, WITH 6-5 WIN

1992 COLORADO ROCKIES 1ST MINOR LEAGUE TEAM’S (BEND OREGON IN CLASS A) GAME

1992 MLB PITTSBURGH PIRATES’ JEFF KING IS 5TH TO BE THROWN OUT TWICE TRYING TO STEAL IN ONE INNING

1992 MLB BOSTON RED SOX JEFF REARDON SETS RECORD OF 342 SAVES (VS YANKS 1-0)

1993 KEN GRIFFEY JR. SLUGS HIS 100TH CAREER HOME RUN IN SEATTLE

1994 CANADIAN GOALTENDER MARTIN BRODEUR BECOMES 1ST NEW JERSEY DEVIL TO WIN CALDER TROPHY, FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

1995 SALT LAKE CITY AWARDED THE XIX WINTER OLYMPICS IN 2002

1996 50TH NBA CHAMPIONSHIP: CHICAGO BULLS BEAT SEATTLE SUPERSONICS, 4 GAMES TO 2; THE BULLS’ 4TH TITLE IN 6 YEARS

1996 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, OAKLAND HILLS GC: STEVE JONES WINS HIS LONE MAJOR TITLE, 1 STROKE AHEAD OF RUNNERS-UP TOM LEHMAN AND DAVIS LOVE III

1998 STANLEY CUP FINAL, MCI CENTER, WASHINGTON, D.C.: DETROIT RED WINGS GO BACK-TO-BACK, DEFEATING DEBUTANT FINALISTS WASHINGTON CAPITALS, 4-1 FOR A 4-0 SERIES SWEEP

2002 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, BETHPAGE STATE PARK: TIGER WOODS WINS HIS SECOND OPEN TITLE, 3 SHOTS AHEAD OF RUNNER-UP PHIL MICKELSON

2015 NBA FINALS: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BEAT CLEVELAND CAVALIERS, 105-97 IN GAME 6 FOR FIRST TITLE IN 40 YEARS AND THEIR 4TH IN FRANCHISE HISTORY; MVP: ANDRE IGUODALA

2018 WORLD CUP: VIDEO ASSISTANT REFEREE (VAR) TECHNOLOGY IS USED FOR THE FIRST TIME, AWARDING FRANCE A PENALTY IN 2-1 WIN OVER AUSTRALIA IN KAZAN

2019 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, PEBBLE BEACH GL: AMERICAN GARY WOODLAND CLAIMS HIS FIRST MAJOR TITLE WITH A 3 STROKE VICTORY OVER DEFENDING CHAMPION BROOKS KOEPKA

2019 24 HOURS OF LE MANS: 2-TIME WORLD F1 CHAMPION FERNANDO ALONSO ALONG WITH SWISS DRIVER SÉBASTIEN BUEMI AND JAPAN’S KAZUKI NAKAJIMA WIN BACK-TO-BACK TITLES FOR TOYOTA GAZOO RACING

2020 SUPPORT FROM MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER MARCUS RASHFORD AND OTHERS FORCES UK GOVERNMENT TO MAKE U-TURN ON SUMMER SCHOOL MEAL VOUCHERS

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES4616.74228 – 718 – 921 – 1017 – 55 – 19 – 1W 6
TORONTO3725.597920 – 1117 – 1411 – 119 – 714 – 56 – 4W 1
TAMPA BAY3527.5651121 – 1314 – 1410 – 86 – 912 – 94 – 6L 2
BOSTON3429.54012.515 – 1419 – 157 – 146 – 719 – 68 – 2W 3
BALTIMORE2737.4222015 – 1512 – 2212 – 187 – 104 – 65 – 5L 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA3728.56920 – 1417 – 1411 – 917 – 109 – 76 – 4W 1
CLEVELAND3127.5342.516 – 1015 – 175 – 512 – 89 – 88 – 2W 3
CHI WHITE SOX3031.492513 – 1717 – 1411 – 1110 – 125 – 56 – 4W 3
DETROIT2438.38711.516 – 208 – 187 – 1111 – 141 – 83 – 7L 4
KANSAS CITY2141.33914.512 – 219 – 204 – 911 – 172 – 74 – 6W 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON3924.61916 – 1023 – 143 – 611 – 221 – 125 – 5W 2
TEXAS2933.4689.514 – 1815 – 155 – 85 – 415 – 184 – 6L 2
LA ANGELS2935.45310.517 – 1812 – 176 – 146 – 212 – 112 – 8L 3
SEATTLE2835.4441114 – 1414 – 216 – 147 – 611 – 105 – 5L 1
OAKLAND2143.32818.57 – 2314 – 207 – 126 – 126 – 141 – 9L 3
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS4123.64120 – 921 – 1419 – 76 – 313 – 106 – 4L 1
ATLANTA3727.578420 – 1417 – 1313 – 1011 – 69 – 810 – 0W 14
PHILADELPHIA3231.5088.519 – 1713 – 148 – 154 – 213 – 108 – 2W 1
MIAMI2833.45911.515 – 1413 – 1916 – 92 – 46 – 146 – 4L 1
WASHINGTON2342.35418.511 – 2212 – 205 – 207 – 79 – 113 – 7L 4
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
ST. LOUIS3728.56921 – 1316 – 154 – 619 – 109 – 55 – 5L 1
MILWAUKEE3529.5471.515 – 1220 – 1711 – 1219 – 113 – 52 – 8W 1
PITTSBURGH2537.40310.513 – 1712 – 203 – 510 – 2211 – 71 – 9W 1
CHI CUBS2339.37112.511 – 2312 – 161 – 213 – 157 – 131 – 9L 9
CINCINNATI2340.3651312 – 1711 – 233 – 510 – 136 – 175 – 5L 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS3923.62919 – 1020 – 139 – 88 – 514 – 84 – 6W 2
SAN DIEGO4024.62517 – 1323 – 1111 – 618 – 1010 – 77 – 3W 3
SAN FRANCISCO3527.565419 – 1416 – 1313 – 105 – 611 – 97 – 3L 1
ARIZONA3035.46210.515 – 1815 – 1712 – 1010 – 115 – 134 – 6W 1
COLORADO2736.42912.516 – 1811 – 188 – 166 – 48 – 114 – 6L 2

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