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Best-in-MLB Yanks top worst-in-majors A’s 9-5 on late rally

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Yankees lived up to expectations, even trailing by four runs.

Unfortunately for Oakland, the Athletics also played to pattern.

Two catcher’s interference calls, a hit batter and a walk sparked a bizarre six-run seventh inning highlighted by Josh Donaldson’s go-ahead, two-run double that lifted best-in-the-majors New York over big-league-worst Oakland 9-5 Monday night.

“We’ve done it a lot of different ways this year,” Donaldson said after the Yankees’ major league-high 23rd come-from-behind win. “I think that was a first for me.”

Following a comeback against Tampa Bay and two vs. Houston, the Yankees for the first time in their history overcame three-run deficits for wins four times in a six-game span, according to STATS.

Coming off a series in Kansas City that ended with Oakland’s first back-to-back wins in a month, the A’s built a 5-1 lead against Jordan Montgomery behind Elvis Andrus’ tiebreaking, three-run double in a five-run third inning.

Giancarlo Stanton’s fourth-inning home run and Aaron Judge’s fifth-inning RBI single after DJ LeMahieu’s stolen base started the comeback against Paul Blackburn. Oakland went to the middle of its bullpen in the sixth after using closer Lou Trivino and setup man Zach Jackson the previous two days.

“Knowing they probably have a couple of their high-leverage guys down,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, “it was probably going to be a little bit of a challenge for them to piece it together there at the end.”

With Oakland ahead 5-3, LeMahieu walked against Adam Oller with one out in the seventh. Judge hit a grounder to third, perhaps hard enough for a double play, but plate umpire Manny Gonzalez immediately signaled interference on catcher Sean Murphy.

A.J. Puk (1-1) hit Anthony Rizzo on the right elbow with his first pitch, loading the bases, and when Stanton fouled off a 1-0 pitch, Boone asked for a video review that led to another interference call on Murphy. The previous time a big league team got two catcher’s interference calls in an inning involved Judge and Stanton, with Baltimore’s Pedro Severino charged on July 29, 2020.

“That’s a terrible mistake, terrible mistakes. I feel bad for my pitchers,” said Murphy, a 2021 Gold Glove catcher. “Too close. Those are big guys. I got to know they have long swings. I got to back up.”

Donaldson lined an 0-2 fastball at the letters into left for a 6-5 lead, Jose Trevino hit another two-run double with two outs against Austin Pruitt and scored on Marwin Gonzalez’s single.

Coming off a four-game split with AL West leader Houston, New York improved to 54-20 while Oakland is just 25-50 and has lost 21 of its last 25.

“Coming off a huge series like that,” Rizzo said, “it could have been easy for Monty to give up five there and us roll over, and that’s not going to happen.”

Albert Abreu (1-0) struck out four in 2 1/3 hitless innings for his first win since returning to the Yankees, who claimed him off waivers from Kansas City on June 21.

“I had lost my confidence,” Abreu said through a translator. “Just walking into the stadium here, walking through those doors, I felt a rush of energy, positive energy, and it just let me know this is where I belong.”

While the Yankees lead the majors in scoring and home runs, Oakland is 29th in both and is last in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. The ERA of its bullpen rose to 4.57, 26th in the majors.

Oakland tied it in the third when Ramon Laureano’s drive with two on hit the top of the 8-foot, 5-inch wall in left and bounced back into the field. Christian Bethancourt, who started on first, jogged to third and failed to score.

Andrus put the A’s ahead 4-1, improving to .325 with 115 RBIs in 151 bases-loaded at-bats and scored on Sheldon Neuse’s single as Oakland tied its season high with a five-run inning.

Montgomery gave up all five runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.

“I’m still sick about the third inning,” he said.

LONG BALLS

Rizzo ended an 0-for-19 slide in the first, reaching 20 home runs for the ninth season with a solo shot that gave him 50 RBIs. He said his arm went numb when he was hit by Puk’s 95 mph pitch but felt like he would be able to play Tuesday. … Stanton’s homer was his 18th. He is in a 5-for-44 slide, but all five hits have been home runs.

SLUMPING

Joey Gallo is hitless in 25 at-bats, dropping his average to .169.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Athletics: OF Jonah Bride was out of the starting lineup, one day after hurting his right shoulder and cutting his nose during a collision with Chad Pinder. … OF Stephen Piscotty, sidelined since May 6 by strained left calf, will rejoin the team Tuesday and could be activated by Wednesday’s series finale.

Yankees: 2B Gleyber Torres’ sprained right ankle was doing fine, Boone said, but Torres likely won’t swing a bat until Wednesday after getting a cortisone injection Monday in his sore right wrist. … SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa was out of the starting lineup after bruising a nail while successfully bunting in the 10th inning Sunday. … LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) is to make a third minor league rehabilitation appearance, on Tuesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, then will be activated.

UP NEXT

LHP JP Sears (2-0, 0.00) will be recalled from Scranton to make his second big league start on Tuesday night. Sears is 1-1 with a 1.83 ERA in eight starts and two relief appearances at Triple-A this year. Oakland RHP Frankie Montas (3-7, 3.21) is being scouted by teams ahead of the Aug. 2 trade deadline.

Toronto beats Boston 7-2; Red Sox win streak ends at 7 games

TORONTO (AP) Toronto’s Kevin Gausman gave the Red Sox a rough time as Boston got back to playing its biggest foes in the AL East.

Gausman matched a season high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit one of three Toronto home runs and the Blue Jays halted Boston’s seven-game winning streak, beating the Red Sox 7-2 Monday night.

“The first game of the homestand you’re trying to set the tone, especially as the starter,” Gausman said

The Red Sox, who came in 7-14 against AL East opponents, lost the opener of a stretch in which they face Toronto, Tampa Bay and the New York Yankees 20 times in 23 games.

“Every team in this division can pitch, every team in this division can hit the ball out of the ballpark.” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “It’s going to be a grind. We’re going to be banging heads for the rest of the season.”

The Red Sox have 16 games remaining against both the Rays and Yankees.

Boston hadn’t faced the Blue Jays, Rays or Yankees since losing three of four in Toronto from April 25-28.

“It’s always a dogfight in this division, especially in recent years,” Boston’s Bobby Dalbec said.

Only five of Boston’s previous 50 games had been against division foes, all of them against Baltimore. The Red Sox went 2-3 in those games, while going 31-14 against other opponents.

Guerrero hit a two-run home run, his 18th of the season, Matt Chapman also hit a two-run blast and George Springer added a solo shot as Toronto improved to 6-2 against Boston.

Guerrero has nine home runs in June. Only Aaron Judge (10) has more among AL hitters.

Gausman (6-6) snapped a four-start winless streak, winning for the first time since May 31 against the White Sox. Three of the four hits Gausman allowed were singles.

“He looked as sharp as ever tonight,” Chapman said. “That’s an awesome seven shutout innings from him.”

Gausman is 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA in three starts against the Red Sox this season.

“He pounds the strike zone early on and then he expands,” Cora said. “If you expand with him, you’re going to have nights like this.”

Boston’s only runs came off newly promoted right-hander Shaun Anderson in the ninth, when Trevor Story hit a sacrifice fly and Dalbec added an RBI single that struck Anderson on the foot.

Making his first start of the season and the second of his big league career, Red Sox right-hander Connor Seabold (0-1) allowed seven runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings.

“I made too many mistakes,” Seabold said.

Bo Bichette hit an RBI double in the first, and Springer made it 2-0 when he homered in the third, his 14th of the season.

BIchette followed with a single before Guerrero homered to center.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. drove in a run with a fielder’s choice in the fifth and Chapman made it 7-0 with a two-out homer to left, his 11th.

The Blue Jays are 21-10 when they hit two or more home runs.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale threw a bullpen Monday and remains on track to make his second minor league rehab start at Double-A Portland on Thursday. . RHP Garrett Whitlock (right hip) threw a bullpen session in Toronto on Monday. . INF Kike Hernandez (right hip) played catch Monday but has yet to resume swinging, manager Alex Cora said.

Blue Jays: RHP Trevor Richards (strained neck) threw a live batting practice session to a group of hitters including C Danny Jansen (broken finger). Richards has been sidelined since June 18.

ROSTER MOVES

Red Sox: Boston put RHP Tanner Houck and OF Jarren Duran on the restricted list, recalled Seabold from Triple-A Worcester and selected INF Yolmer Sanchez from Triple-A.

Blue Jays: Toronto selected Anderson from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned RHP Jeremy Beasley to Triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster, LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day IL.

EXTRA BASE

Rafael Devers got the only extra-base hit off Gausman, a ball that bounced off the second base bag and into shallow left field.

WORK LOAD

Gausman threw a season-high 110 pitches, fanning Dalbec with his final pitch.

“I feel like he gets stronger as the game goes on against us,” Dalbec said. “He gets more vertical, more late life on the fastball.”

UP NEXT

Red Sox RHP Michael Wacha (6-1, 2.34) starts Tuesday against Blue Jays RHP Ross Stripling (4-2, 3.08). Wacha is 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA in four June starts. Stripling has a 6.52 ERA in seven career games against Boston.

Sánchez, Gray power Twins past Guardians in series opener

CLEVELAND (AP) Sonny Gray turned an emotional, distracting day for the Twins into a dominant one.

The right-hander pitched seven superb innings and Gary Sanchez homered and drove in four runs to help Minnesota stretch its lead in the AL Central with an 11-1 blowout of the Cleveland Guardians on Monday night.

When they arrived in Cleveland on Sunday night ahead of the five-game series, the first-place Twins were rocked by news that pitching coach Wes Johnson is leaving to take over at LSU.

“I’m happy for him. I really am,” manager Rocco Baldelli said before the game. “This is the best move for Wes. I love him and I love everything that he’s done for this organization. We’re all going to miss him.”

The decision was felt throughout Minnesota’s clubhouse, but especially among the team’s pitchers.

Gray, acquired in March from Cincinnati, had grown close to Johnson and said he doesn’t want him to go.

“It’s a tough one,” said the right-hander, who allowed just three singles Monday night. “It’s someone who I became really close with and I think if you know me at all, letting people in and getting into relationships in that respect, I put my guard up a lot.

“I was mad at him a lot today. I was happy for him a lot today. I used every emotion and kind of everything that was going through, I kind of used it to pour into the game.”

Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the second inning off Triston McKenzie (4-6), sending the first-place Twins on their way to an easy win. Nick Gordon and Carlos Correa added two-run homers for Minnesota, now three games up on Cleveland.

The Guardians had briefly moved atop the division last week after rallying to win two of three in Minneapolis, but they’ve lost five straight. These rivals will play a day-night doubleheader Tuesday and are meeting eight times in 10 days before not seeing each other again until September.

“It was really nice to come away with the first one,” Gray said. “We got four more of these things in the next three days, so it’s going to be hopefully a good three days for us.”

Gray (4-1) never let the Guardians get going. He gave up hits in each of the first two innings, then retired 15 of 16 before walking Jose Ramirez to start the seventh – his first walk allowed in 22 innings.

“He’s really good,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “Now that he’s starting to get lengthened out where he’s not on a pitch count, he can go pitch. He changes speeds. He locates. He’s good. He’s really good.”

Gray got a no-decision last week against the Guardians. He changed his game plan this time around.

“Attacking guys, coming at guys,” he said. “My last game I might have tried to strike these guys out a little too much. Throughout their lineup, they have good bat-to-ball skills and they’re not a team where you’re just going to come in and punch out 10.”

McKenzie has been hurt by leaving pitches up in the strike zone – the right-hander has given up 16 homers in 80 1/3 innings, including three homers in 4 1/3 innings last week against the Twins.

“Home runs are a part of the game,” McKenzie said. “I feel like they have been a part of the game. I think it’s more just figuring out a way to limit the amount of runs that I give up beforehand.”

McKenzie hit Alex Kiriloff with one out and gave up a double to Gio Urshela before Sanchez pulled a 1-0 pitch into the left-field bleachers for his ninth homer.

The Twins added two more runs in the fourth on Urshela’s RBI double and a run-scoring single from Sanchez.

Gordon pushed Minnesota’s lead to 7-0 in the sixth with his third homer, and Correa’s eighth made it 9-0 in the seventh.

“We kept adding on,” Gray said. “That’s what good teams do.”

OWNER’S MANUAL

The Guardians have another new boss.

Owner Paul Dolan’s search for a minority investor ended with the team announcing that billionaire businessman David Blitzer has agreed to purchase a 25% stake in the franchise. Blitzer has partial ownership in the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils. He’s expected to eventually take majority ownership with Cleveland.

Manager Terry Francona met Blitzer and said he “seemed like a real nice guy.”

“Personally, I’m happy for Paul,” Francona said. “It seems like a pretty big weight that he now has somebody to help him here, which I think is great.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Twins: 2B Jorge Polanco (lower back tightness) may not be activated until later this week because of experiencing some soreness over the weekend. He took swings before Monday’s game.

Guardians: C Austin Hedges remained out of the lineup. Francona said the 29-year-old is a “little nicked up” but did not provide any details of an injury.

UP NEXT

The Twins will start Devin Smeltzer in Game 1 on Tuesday against Zach Plesac. Minnesota is recalling rookie Josh Winder to start the second game against Cleveland rookie Konnor Pilkington.

Garver, Calhoun power Rangers to 10-4 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Mitch Garver and Kole Calhoun each had two hits, two runs and two RBIs, leading the Texas Rangers to a 10-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night.

Garver’s two RBIs came on his eighth homer of the season in the fifth inning as the Rangers won for the third straight season on manager Chris Woodward’s birthday.

“I asked for double-digits and they got it for me,” Woodward said. “Our team is so talented … I know hitting is hard. I was a hitter and I know how hard it is.”

Every Rangers starter except Marcus Semien had at least one hit, and every starter but Charlie Culberson scored at least one run.

“That’s the identity that we have,” Woodward said. “We’d love for that to be the identity we have every night. We take a lot of pride in having a 1-9 approach. It’s got to be every guy in the lineup. Not that everybody is going to get a hit or score a run every night, but everybody has got to contribute.”

Martin Perez (6-2) was shaky early but settled in, allowing four runs on seven hits in the win. He walked two and struck out six.

“That’s part of the game,” Perez said. “I never lost my focus. I knew we were going to score a lot of runs, so I just wanted to keep us in the game. When they scored four runs, I said, `Stop it here.'”

Kris Bubic (1-5) took the loss. He allowed seven runs, five earned, in 4 2/3 innings.

Bobby Witt Jr. drove in Whit Merrifield on a fielder’s choice to give the Royals the lead in the first inning. Merrifield and Andrew Benintendi reached on infield singles to open the inning.

The Rangers answered with four in the second, with one of the runs unearned. The Rangers saw their first six batters reach safely. A walk to Nathaniel Lowe forced in the first run, followed by a two-run single by Leody Taveras. The final run scored on a groundout.

The lead didn’t last long as the Royals scored three with two outs in the bottom of the second, tying the score at 4, on Merrifield’s two-run double and Benintendi’s single.

“It was a little frustrating,” Woodward said. “Those balls just missed our gloves and were just out of reach. Toward the end of the second inning (Perez) got hit hard. But he does a good job and goes six innings after that. That’s what aces do.”

The Rangers got another unearned run in the fourth. Taveras rolled a single up the line and Bubic threw it over Hunter Dozier’s head at first, sending Taveras to second. He went to third on a wild pitch and scored an unearned run on a sacrifice fly.

Garver put the Rangers up by three runs again with a two-run blast in the fifth. He launched a 3-0 pitch into the bullpen in left field.

The Rangers blew it open in the sixth, adding three more runs. Adolis Garcia doubled home one run and Calhoun singled home two more to make it 10-4.

TRANSACTIONS

The Royals traded 1B Carlos Santana and cash considerations to the Seattle Mariners for two pitching prospects. The Royals received RHP Wyatt Mills and RHP William Fleming. Mills was placed on the 40-man roster and was optioned to Triple-A Omaha. Fleming was assigned to High-A Quad Cities. The Royals selected 1B Vinnie Pasquantino from Omaha, who will make his major league debut when he sees his first action. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Royals designated RHP Ronald Bolanos for assignment.

UP NEXT

The Rangers and Royals play the second game of a three-game series Tuesday. The Rangers will start RHP Jon Gray (3-3, 4.18 ERA) against Royals RHP Jonathan Heasley (1-3, 4.14 ERA).

After suspensions, Angels rally for 4-3 win over White Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels found out they’ll pay a hefty price in suspensions for Sunday’s big brawl with Seattle. In the short term, though, it seems that’s galvanized a struggling ballclub.

Taylor Ward hit a go-ahead double in the seventh inning Monday night and the Angels rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Not only was it Los Angeles’ second consecutive one-run win, it marked the first time in nearly five weeks the Halos won back-to-back home games.

“It feels really nice,” said Brandon Marsh, who had three hits and a sliding catch in the sixth inning to rob Luis Robert of at least a single. “It shows the trust we have in the bullpen and all the starters.”

Noah Syndergaard snapped his four-game losing streak and struck out seven for the Angels, who won for only the fifth time in their last 19 home games.

The victory capped a hectic day. Less than two hours before the game, the Angels learned a total of nine players and coaches were suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in Sunday’s nasty fight with the Mariners.

Bench coach Ray Montgomery took over for interim manager Phil Nevin, who began serving his 10-game suspension.

“I would like to say it’s just like being in that position when I’m standing there with Phil or anyone else – but it’s not obviously,” Montgomery said. “People are looking to you to be prepared. You have a responsibility to those guys (the players) and want to make sure that they have what they need.”

Assistant pitching coach Dom Chiti (five games), pitcher Andrew Wantz (three games) and major league interpreter Manny Del Campo (two games) also began their suspensions. Montgomery will serve a two-game ban when Chiti returns.

Gavin Sheets had two hits for the White Sox, who have dropped five of six. Lucas Giolito pitched six solid innings but did not factor in the decision.

“He ended up in a really good spot this time to get them, but there’s a position where the game breaks your heart and we couldn’t hold it for him,” manager Tony La Russa said.

The White Sox went ahead 3-2 in the seventh on Josh Harrison’s RBI single before the Angels regained the lead in the home half.

Max Stassi drew a leadoff walk from Reynaldo Lopez (4-2) and moved to second on Marsh’s single. Pinch-runner Monte Harrison and Marsh advanced on Andrew Velazquez’s sacrifice bunt before Ward hit a two-run double off the wall in right-center that was just beyond Robert’s reach.

Syndergaard (5-6) allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings for his first victory since May 24 against Texas.

Raisel Iglesias worked the ninth for his 14th save.

“Probably one of the best ones I’ve had all year,” Syndergaard said. “Everything’s getting better. I am trusting my delivery instead of just trying to be too fine with things.”

Syndergaard retired the first nine White Sox hitters before Tim Anderson singled leading off the fourth.

The Angels got on the board with two outs in the second when Jared Walsh scored after a long fly ball hit by Marsh went in and out of Sheets’ glove near the right-field wall. The ball deflected off the top of the short fence in the corner but stayed in play. It originally was ruled a home run, but got overturned to a triple.

Marsh scored when Velazquez hit a grounder up the middle that deflected off Giolito’s foot into shallow right field for a hit.

The White Sox tied it in the sixth on RBI doubles by Andrew Vaughn and Jose Abreu.

CENTURY MARK

Anderson stole second in the fourth inning to become the 31st player in White Sox history with 100 stolen bases. Anderson, in his seventh year with Chicago, is 10 for 10 on steals this season.

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: 3B Yoan Moncada (right hamstring strain) worked out before the game with the anticipation he will return to the lineup Tuesday. … RHP Liam Hendriks (right forearm strain) threw a bullpen, but there’s still no decision on whether he will go on a rehab assignment.

Angels: INF Matt Duffy was placed on the 10-day injured list due to low back spasms. C Matt Thaiss was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Johnny Cueto (1-4, 3.19) is 4-0 with a 1.34 ERA in five career starts against the Angels.

Angels: A starter had not been announced for Tuesday, but rookie RHP Chase Silseth (1-2, 4.96 ERA) is part of the team’s taxi squad and could be activated.

Wells, Rutschman help Orioles dominate Mariners 9-2

SEATTLE (AP) Tyler Wells pitched five nearly perfect innings, Adley Rutschman drove one of Baltimore’s five home runs and the Orioles three-hit the Seattle Mariners in a 9-2 victory Monday night.

Wells (6-4) was perfect until allowing Cal Raleigh’s homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He retired the next batter before handing off to the bullpen, finishing with three strikeouts on 63 pitches.

Joey Krehbiel and Keegan Akin combined to close out Baltimore’s gem. Akin got his first save with 3 1/3 scoreless innings.

“Just the ability to hit spots, just trying to attack the zone, it kind of worked out for me” Wells said. “It felt like I had a good fastball tonight, it’s the best that it’s felt in a while.”

Mariners starter George Kirby (2-3) allowed seven runs on nine hits, including four homers, over four innings.

Rutschman, a touted rookie from Sherwood, Oregon, who starred at Oregon State, had an RBI single in the first inning that skipped off second baseman Adam Frazier’s glove. Baltimore added another run in the second on an RBI double from center fielder Cedric Mullins.

Rutschman and Ryan Mountcastle hit back-to-back homers in the third inning for a 4-0 lead, and Anthony Santander and Austin Hays clubbed consecutive drives in the fourth for a 7-0 advantage. Jorge Mateo added a solo shot in the sixth.

“We’ve got a lot of confidence right now,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “Our dugout is as good as I’ve seen it since I’ve been here. It’s just super positive, guys are really pulling for each other, and there’s a lot of energy in there right now.”

Rutschman’s home run was special, as it came with his family in the stands for his first career big league game at T-Mobile Park. Rutschman’s family made the three-hour drive from his hometown and cheered loudly from their seats behind the visitors’ dugout when Rutschman homered.

It was the first time Rutschman’s grandfather, Ad, had seen him play in person as a major leaguer.

“It’s just so special,” Rutschman said. “Home run or not, just having him in the stands again, is just so extremely important and special for me and my family. Having him be a person I look up to so much, it just means the world to me.”

Mountcastle’s shot one batter later ended Seattle’s franchise-record run of 24 consecutive games without a starter giving up at least four runs.

“We haven’t had that game in quite some time,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “Our starting pitching has been really the anchor for us over the last month or so. The guys have been so darn consistent.”

The Mariners scored their second run in the sixth on a double off the left-field wall from Eugenio Suarez that scored Julio Rodriguez.

DAY AFTER

Three Mariners players were suspended Monday for their roles in a brawl with the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday: outfielder Jesse Winker got seven games, shortstop J.P. Crawford got five and outfielder Julio Rodriguez got two.

All three players appealed and were in the Mariners lineup on Monday night.

ROSTER MOVES

The Mariners acquired INF Carlos Santana and cash from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for minor league pitcher William Fleming and RHP Wyatt Mills. Santana is hitting .216 this season with four homers and 21 RBI.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners: OF Kyle Lewis was on the field before the game and is getting close to going on a minor league rehab assignment. … INF Ty France is hitting in the batting cage as he works his way back from an elbow strain, and manager Scott Servais is hopeful he can return at the end of his 10-day IL stint.

Orioles: INF Ramon Urias took batting practice Monday and is progressing from a left oblique strain that landed him on the 10-Day IL on June 11.

UP NEXT

Seattle: The Mariners will start LHP Robbie Ray (6-6, 4.07 ERA) on Tuesday. Ray has been dominant in his past three starts, allowing 10 total hits and two earned runs while striking out 20.

Baltimore: RHP Dean Kremer (2-1, 1.71 ERA) will make his fifth start of the season Tuesday against Seattle. Kremer pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing seven hits against the Chicago White Sox in his most recent start on June 23.

Franco’s 2-run homer carries Nationals past Pirates 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Monday night in the opener of a three-game series.

“I just thought about seeing the ball and driving the ball to get a hit to try to tie the ballgame, and I got a better result,” Franco said.

Luis Garcia had three hits for Washington, which has won five of its last seven games.

Top prospect Oneil Cruz hit his first homer of the season for Pittsburgh, which has lost the first four games of its road trip by a combined five runs.

Pirates reliever Chris Stratton (4-4) was an out away from working around Garcia’s leadoff double in the eighth when Franco launched a first-pitch slider to left-center, giving the Nationals their first lead of the night.

“He threw him a hanging breaking ball, and in that situation we have to execute a pitch and we did not,” Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said.

Carl Edwards Jr. (2-1) pitched two scoreless innings, and Kyle Finnegan handled the ninth for his first save.

The 6-foot-7 Cruz – who homered during a two-game stint last October when he became the tallest shortstop in major league history – lashed Erick Fedde’s 3-1 cutter into the front row in right-center in the fifth inning to give the Pirates a 2-0 lead.

“This kid has unbelievable power,” Shelton said. “He hits the ball so dang hard. I thought it was going to be a double and it just continued to go.”

Washington got a run back in the sixth on Yadiel Hernandez’s RBI grounder.

Fedde allowed two runs in five innings and struck out four. He’s pitched at least five innings in four consecutive starts for the first time since an eight-start streak from April 17-June 18, 2021.

Fedde, who is 2-1 with a 3.27 ERA in his last four outings, threw only 55 of his 100 pitches for strikes.

“It’s definitely frustrating, but over my last three starts, I feel like I’ve at least given the team three opportunities to win,” Fedde said. “If I’m working on stuff and that’s still the result, I can’t be that upset at the end of the day.”

Pittsburgh starter Miguel Yajure, summoned from Triple-A Indianapolis earlier in the day, went four shutout innings, scattering four hits while walking three.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Pirates: Pittsburgh activated INF Josh VanMeter (fractured left ring finger) from the injured list, optioned OF Cal Mitchell to Indianapolis and designated LHP Anthony Banda for assignment. Mitchell hit .193 with two homers and seven RBIs in 26 games. Banda is 1-0 with a 6.41 ERA in 23 games.

Nationals: RHP Anibal Sanchez (cervical nerve impingement) will make a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, with LHP Josh Rogers (shoulder impingement) also appearing for Rochester this week. Manager Dave Martinez said both will throw around four innings or 60 pitches. … RHP Victor Arano (knee inflammation) threw a light bullpen session. … Washington recalled LHP Sam Clay from Rochester and optioned LHP Francisco Perez to Rochester. Perez has a 7.27 ERA in 10 games this season.

ALL-STAR AUDIBLE

Atlanta manager Brian Snitker named Martinez to his coaching staff for the National League’s All-Star team next month, a move Martinez appreciated but didn’t necessarily see coming.

“I was either going to head to Florida or head to see my farm (in Tennessee),” Martinez said. “So my plans changed.”

UP NEXT

Pirates: LHP Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.60 ERA) makes his 272nd major-league start – and first at Nationals Park – as the series continues Tuesday.

Nationals: LHP Patrick Corbin (3-10, 6.60) is 4-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 11 career starts against Pittsburgh.

Two Yepez HRs, Goldschmidt 4 for 4, Cards top Marlins 9-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals rookie Juan Yepez has made the most of having Albert Pujols as a teammate and a mentor.

Yepez had his first career multi-homer game, Paul Goldschmidt went 4 for 4 with a home run and 2 RBIs, and Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings in the Cardinals’ 9-0 rout of the Miami Marlins on Monday night.

“It’s so much fun,” said Yepez, whose five RBIs matched a team game-high for the season. “Like if you’re telling me that I was gonna play with Albert Pujols, I’ll be like, `Are you kidding me?'”

Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said Yepez has made some adjustments.

“One being mental, as far as what he’s doing with his approach and staying through the middle of the field,” Marmol said. “The second one mechanical and not opening up that front side. But he’s made a really good adjustment and we’re seeing the results now.”

Wainwright (6-5) scattered seven hits through his first five innings, but escaped trouble with the help of nine strikeouts. He retired the final seven batters he faced and ended up with his 190th career win.

“It’s a nice, round number,” Wainwright said. “I’m just glad we got the win.”

The Cardinals beat the Marlins for the sixth time in their last seven games at Busch Stadium. Miami has lost three of its last four games.

Goldschmidt’s solo homer in the first, his second in as many games, traveled 402 feet before crashing off the Big Mac Land sign in left field. Yepez’s three-run blast in the fourth went to almost exactly the same location as Goldschmidt’s to give the Cardinals a 4-0 lead.

“Just a lot of work,” Yepez said of his adjustments. “Sometimes I still do it. So, I just needed to trust in the process, trust in the work and eventually I’ll stop doing it.”

Goldschmidt added to the scoreboard with an opposite-field RBI double off the right field wall in the fifth.

“He has the ability to use the whole field,” Marmol said of Goldschmidt. “That ball to right was hammered. He stayed on that pitch really well.”

Yepez – who has three home runs in his last two games – then touched Marlins reliever Richard Bleier for a two-run homer to make it 7-0 in the sixth. Dylan Carlson drove in a run with a triple and scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.

Marlins starter Pablo Lopez (5-4) gave up five runs in five innings. It was the second time in 15 starts this season that Lopez allowed more than one home run.

“I was not successful at changing the eye levels,” Lopez said. “You gotta use your fastball to change the eye levels . we attempted to do it, I just was not getting the fastball there.”

UPON FURTHER REVIEW

Marlins second baseman Jon Berti extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a third-inning single and stole second for his league-leading 22nd stolen base.

Then he attempted to take third on a wild pitch. Third base umpire Erich Bacchus originally called him safe, but the call was overturned on replay after a Cardinals’ challenge.

ROSTER MOVES

Marlins: Reinstated 3B Brian Anderson (left lower back muscle spasm) from the 10-day injured list and optioned INF Luke Williams to Triple-A Jacksonville.

Cardinals: Selected rookie RHP James Naile and rookie OF Conner Capel from Triple-A Memphis. Both made their debuts; Naile pitched a scoreless eighth and Capel played left field as a defensive replacement in the ninth.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Marlins: 2B Jazz Chisholm (back spasms) missed his second straight game. Manager Don Mattingly said Chisholm would be available off the bench.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (right shoulder strain) was put on the 15-day IL and OF Harrison Bader (right foot plantar fasciitis) was placed on the 10-day IL.

UP NEXT

RHP Dakota Hudson (5-4, 3.72 ERA) will start for the Cardinals in the middle game of a three-game set Tuesday against the Marlins and LHP Braxton Garrett (1-2, 4.08 ERA). Hudson took the loss in his last start Thursday in Milwaukee giving up 5 runs in 4 1/3 innings. Garrett allowed 2 runs in 4 1/3 innings in his first career start against St. Louis on June 14.

Kuhl tosses 3-hit shutout, Rockies beat Dodgers 4-0 at Coors

DENVER (AP) Chad Kuhl crouched in a tunnel at Coors Field, sharing the moment with his parents on a FaceTime call as his phone kept buzzing with other messages of congratulations.

The fact that the best start of his career came against the powerful Los Angeles Dodgers only made the night even more special.

Kuhl pitched a three-hitter for his first major league shutout and the Colorado Rockies beat Los Angeles 4-0 on Monday.

“We all want to win, but it’s just been one of those personal goals for me,” Kuhl said. “And not just a complete game, but just going long time in, time out.”

Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer and the Rockies handed Tyler Anderson (8-1) his first loss in 12 starts and two relief appearances this season. Kris Bryant went 1 for 4 in his return to the lineup after missing more than a month with a lower back strain.

Kuhl (5-5) was sharp after giving up 11 runs over 14 1/3 innings in his previous three starts. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter in the longest outing of his career.

His previous best was 7 1/3 innings against Cincinnati on April 30.

“It was amazing,” Iglesias said. “Him and (catcher Elias) Diaz were connected. He threw the ball really well against a good lineup.”

Kuhl allowed just two singles through eight innings – and one was erased on a double play. Gavin Lux led off the ninth with a double but was stranded at second.

When center fielder Yonathan Daza caught Freddie Freeman’s drive to end a game that took only 2 hours, 19 minutes, Kuhl pumped his fist and hugged Diaz.

“It’s finally the time to celebrate the accomplishment,” he said.

It was the 27th individual shutout in the history of hitter-friendly Coors Field.

“You don’t see that every game,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “It doesn’t happen. So, impressive.”

Bryant, who hadn’t played since May 22, finished with a single in four at-bats. He flied out to the warning track in right field his first time to the plate and singled his next time up.

The Rockies scored in the first on C.J. Cron’s RBI single and added another run in the second on a single by Diaz.

Iglesias doubled the lead with his first home run of the season in the sixth.

Anderson allowed four runs and 10 hits in six innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Manager Dave Roberts said OF/INF Zach McKinstry (stiff neck) will likely remain out for a little while. “I talked with him earlier today and he still didn’t have much range of motion,” Roberts said. “We’ll probably give it another couple of days.” … OF Mookie Betts (right rib fracture) has not begun baseball activities yet.

Rockies: Activated LHP Ty Blach from the 15-day injured list and placed INF/OF Sean Bouchard on the 10-day IL with an oblique strain.

SECOND CHAIR

Roberts was picked to be a coach for NL All-Star manager Brian Snitker of the Atlanta Braves at next month’s showcase in Los Angeles. Roberts, the NL manager for the past three All-Star Games, is excited about the role.

“There’s no stress. I’m looking forward to it. Even if we don’t win the game, National League, it’s not on my shoulders,” he said. “I’m 0-3. I think it’s just basically you can be a fan. You have the opportunity to be around the game’s best and watch the game’s best perform. So it’s something I don’t take for granted and I’m going to enjoy it as a coach and as a fan.”

CUP FAVORITE

A cheer went up through the crowd of 38,706 at Coors Field when the big screen showed pictures of Colorado Avalanche players skating with the Stanley Cup on Sunday night in Tampa, Fla.

Colorado beat the Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 to capture the third Stanley Cup title in franchise history and the first since 2001.

UP NEXT

Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (5-1, 2.00) faces Rockies LHP Kyle Freeland (3-5, 4.29) on Tuesday night.

Angels’ Nevin banned 10 games for brawl; M’s Winker gets 7

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels interim manager Phil Nevin was suspended 10 games and Seattle Mariners outfielder Jesse Winker received a seven-game ban from Major League Baseball for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl during the second inning of Sunday’s game.

Nevin and Winker were two of 12 players or coaches suspended between the teams, according to an MLB release Monday night.

Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford received five games, Angels pitchers Ryan Tepera and Andrew Wantz were suspended for three, and Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez, Angels reliever Raisel Iglesias and major league interpreter Manny Del Campo received two games.

Angels third baseman Anthony Rendon, who is out for the rest of the season after undergoing wrist surgery, will be suspended five games when he returns from the injured list. For now, he is prohibited from sitting on the bench for the next seven games.

Nevin received a significant suspension for Angels opener Wantz intentionally throwing at Winker while warnings were in place for both teams. Nevin made the late decision to pitch Wantz instead of scheduled starter Jose Suarez.

Nevin’s suspension began Monday night as the Angels opened a series against the Chicago White Sox. Bench coach Ray Montgomery, who received a two-game suspension, will manage in Nevin’s place. Montgomery and catching coach Bill Haselman (one game) will begin serving their suspensions after assistant pitching coach Dom Chiti returns from his five-game ban.

The punishments were announced within 90 minutes of Los Angeles’ and Seattle’s games Monday night.

Winker was hit by the first pitch of the second inning by Wantz, who had also thrown a pitch behind Rodriguez’s head during in the first inning. Wantz, who is suspended for three games, is the only player not appealing.

The up-and-in pitches appeared to be the Angels’ response to Erik Swanson’s 95 mph fastball near Mike Trout’s head during the ninth inning Saturday night. Trout voiced his frustration about the pitch following the game.

Winker reacted to getting hit by Wantz, angrily yelling and gesturing toward the Angels’ dugout. Winker then charged Los Angeles’ dugout on the third-base side after yelling at Nevin with both benches and bullpens emptying.

The brawl lasted nearly four minutes, with both teams appearing to throw multiple punches.

The game was delayed for 18 minutes. Of the eight who were ejected, Seattle manager Scott Servais is the only one who wasn’t suspended.

Before the bans were announced, Nevin disputed that he used Wantz to throw at Seattle’s players.

“That’s not factual. But I don’t want to get into a war of words with that,” Nevin said. “What’s done is done. Yesterday’s over and done with. We’re focused on the White Sox today.”

Sunday’s brawl may have been the ugliest involving the Angels since one in 1998 in Kansas City after a series of hit batters. Nevin was playing for Los Angeles and received a three-game suspension, while manager Terry Collins was out for eight.

Winker said he expected a lengthy suspension before the Mariners faced Baltimore on Monday night.

“I think it’s a bad look on Phil Nevin and could have been handled differently,” he said. “But they decide to run their mouth and I didn’t like that. It’s that simple. There’s nothing else left to say about that. They’re going to suspend me, they’re going to suspend Crawford and that’s MLB’s decision.”

The AL West rivals play 11 more times this season, but not until the start of a four-game series in Seattle on Aug. 5.

This story has been corrected to show Jesse Winker was suspended seven games, not five, and that Angels catching coach Bill Haselman was banned one game, not two.

Cardinals place Flaherty and Bader on the injured list

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Cardinals placed right-hander Jack Flaherty and center fielder Harrison Bader on the injured list Monday.

Flaherty was placed on the 15-day list with a right shoulder strain. He left Sunday’s start after throwing two scoreless innings.

The 26-year-old missed the first 64 games of the season while recovering from shoulder surgery. He has made three starts and not pitched more than three innings in any one.

Bader, a Gold Glove winner, was placed on the 10-day list with plantar fasciitis in his right foot. He’s been dealing with the injury since spring training.

“Hopefully, it’s something that we still see him this year,” John Mozeliak, the Cardinals president of baseball operations, said of Flaherty. “I mean, we’re pretty optimistic that that will be the case based on what we’re hearing. But, you know, clearly it’s going to take some more time to get him back.”

Flaherty had been scheduled for two more rehab starts before convincing the team to activate him. He had made rehab starts in Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis where he gave up one run in seven combined innings before being activated.

Bader said his foot has been bothering him more lately, including consecutive days where he experienced some sharp pain.

“There’s just a lot of days left and I just wanted to be smart about, you know, being the best version of myself and this team for the entirety of the season, so I think a small stint at the moment is best for all of us involved,” he said.

The team called up two rookies from Memphis, right-hander James Naile and outfielder Conner Capel.

Royals send Santana, $4.3M to Mariners for 2 young pitchers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals traded first baseman Carlos Santana and nearly $4.3 million to the Seattle Mariners for right-handers Wyatt Mills and William Fleming on Monday, clearing the way for Kansas City to bring up hot prospect Vinnie Pasquantino.

Pasquantino was not in the starting lineup against Texas on Monday night because of tight travel schedules, but Royals general manager J.J. Picollo and manager Mike Matheny expect his big bat to be in the lineup regularly.

“When I was growing up, I had a dream of playing professional baseball. But I just enjoy playing the game,” said Pasquantino, who was doing his laundry when he learned of his big league call-up. “I still do now, and I’m going to continue to try to do that as we move forward. I just love playing the game.”

The Royals optioned Mills, a 27-year-old relief pitcher, to Triple-A Omaha while designating right-hander Ronald Bolanos for assignment. Fleming, a 23-year-old with starting potential, was assigned to Class-A Quad Cities.

This is the second time Santana has been with Seattle, though the first lasted a mere 10 days. He was acquired along with J.P. Crawford from Philadelphia for infielder Jean Segura, right-hander Juan Nicasio, and left-hander James Pazos on Dec. 3, 2018; the Mariners then traded him away as part of a three-team deal with Cleveland and Tampa Bay.

This time should be different for the 36-yeart-old Santana, who hit 19 homers in 158 games for Kansas City last season but was hitting just .216 with four homers through 52 games this season. The Mariners were in search of a switch-hitter and an option at first base with leading hitter Ty France on the injured list with an elbow injury.

Santana has been better at the plate over the last month, hitting .357 with a 1.032 OPS in June.

The Mariners will pay $1.5 million of the remainder of Santana’s salary in the second year of a two-year, $17.5 million deal.

With the Royals last in the AL Central at 26-45 heading into Monday night’s game against Texas, and Santana nearing the end of his contract, it was prudent for Kansas City to clear the way for Pasquantino to begin his big league career.

The 24-year-old was picked in the 11th round of the 2019 first-year player draft out of Old Dominion and was generally one of the Royals’ overlooked prospects until the past couple of seasons. Dubbed the “Italian Nightmare” by Hall of Famer George Brett in spring training, Pasquantino was hitting .280 with 18 homers this season at Omaha, and he was among the Triple-A leaders in extra-base hits, runs, homers and slugging percentage.

“I’m excited to be in the clubhouse every day and see what everybody’s about,” said Pasquantino, who joins top prospect Bobby Witt Jr. and catcher MJ Melendez among a wave of rookie position players in Kansas City.

“I’m coming into a clubhouse with some established veterans and I’m excited to learn from those guys,” he said.

Mills had a 4.15 ERA in eight appearances for Seattle this season, along with going 1-0 with a 1.83 ERA in 19 2/3 innings for Triple-A Tacoma. Fleming was picked in the 11th round of last year’s first-year player draft out of Wake Forest and was 6-6 with a 4.92 ERA in 14 starts for Class-A Modesto this season.

Bolanos had a 4.42 ERA in eight appearances for Kansas City this season.

Twins cope with midseason move, pitching coach going to LSU

CLEVELAND (AP) Wes Johnson knows the timing isn’t ideal for the Minnesota Twins. It’s not easy for him, either, or without some personal pain.

Johnson is leaving the Twins to return to his college coaching roots, taking over LSU’s program. He said the decision took an emotional toll on him.

“Very tough. I don’t know if I’ve slept a lot in the last week,” Johnson said Monday at Progressive Field ahead of the Twins’ game against the Guardians. “Very, very, very tough. This the toughest thing I’ve ever done.”

Johnson’s move comes as the AL Central-leading Twins open a five-game series against the second-place Guardians, who are two games back in the division. Johnson will fulfill his duties through this series, which concludes Thursday.

Twins president of baseball operations Derek Falvey said the team is having ongoing discussions about how to replace Johnson for the remainder of this season – and beyond. Johnson joined the Twins in 2019 after coaching at Arkansas.

In the short term, bullpen coach Pete Maki and assistant pitching coach Luis Ramirez figure to play major roles.

“It does create some juggling,” Falvey said. “Our plan here is to work with the internal group that we have to step into Wes’ role.”

Falvey called Johnson’s midseason departure “unique,” but said he’s confident the Twins are equipped to handle it. So is manager Rocco Baldelli, who called a team meeting Sunday night when the team arrived in Cleveland to inform his players of Johnson’s decision.

“We’re not going to ask anyone to be Wes,” he said. “That’s not how life works and that’s not how baseball works. We’re going to make sure we give our pitchers everything that they need. We’re about as prepared for something like this as we could possibly be.”

Johnson’s exit was as startling as his arrival.

He was widely believed to be the first college pitching coach to jump directly to the major leagues when the Twins hired him from Arkansas, which was the national runner-up in the 2018 College World Series.

Johnson spent nine seasons as a college pitching coach before the Twins plucked him, eyeing his background in biomechanics. He has a master’s degree in kinesiology.

“Knowing Wes and getting a chance to enjoy him and see him all these years, it’s not incredibly surprising to see him go back to the college game,” Baldelli said. “Am I incredibly happy to see it happen in the middle of the season? Of course not. No one is. There’s no way around that discussion, but I’m not surprised to see him going back to something he has a passion for and he loves and he’s really good at.”

Johnson was born in Atlanta and raised in Arkansas, where he has has kept an offseason home. He also had stops at Mississippi State, Dallas Baptist and Central Arkansas. He was a high school coach before entering the college ranks.

Johnson presided over pitching staffs for division champion teams in his first two years. The Twins have returned to the top of the AL Central this season with a 3.78 team ERA that ranks 11th in the majors. The Twins ranked 26th in ERA last year, fourth in 2020 and ninth in 2019 while Johnson was in charge of the staff.

The Twins set a single-season club record with 1,463 strikeouts in 2019. Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi were All-Star selections in 2019, and Taylor Rogers made the team in 2021.

Twins pitchers routinely praised Johnson’s energy, positivity and wisdom, as recently as Saturday night when Chris Archer threw five shutout innings with one hit allowed to Colorado.

“Wes is one of my biggest advocates,” Archer said after the 6-0 win at Target Field. “We do a lot of work, mental and physical, in between starts.”

Johnson’s proud of the impact he’s had on Minnesota’s young pitchers.

“I think I brought energy every day,” he said. “I think every day I prepared to win, just like I’m doing right now and just like I’ll do until the end of this road trip. Nobody is going to be look at me and say he didn’t show up to work.”

AP sources: Irving decides to exercise $37M option with Nets

NEW YORK (AP) Kyrie Irving has decided to exercise his $36.9 million option for the coming season and will remain under contract with the Brooklyn Nets, two people with knowledge of his decision said Monday.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the Nets had not confirmed the decision publicly.

The Athletic first reported Irving’s decision. “Normal people keep the world going, but those who dare to be different lead us into tomorrow. I’ve made my decision to opt in. See you in the fall,” the outlet quoted Irving as saying.

On Twitter, Irving posted a separate statement: “I know who I am,” was the message there.

For now, that still means a member of the Nets.

The seven-time All-Star averaged 27.4 points and 5.8 assists this past season for the Nets, with whom he has spent the last three seasons. He’s about to enter the final season in a four-year, $137 million deal with Brooklyn.

Irving had until Wednesday to inform the Nets of his opt-in decision. It closes one element of the ongoing saga regarding Irving’s future, which has been one of the biggest storylines as the league prepares for the start of free agency later this week.

He appeared in only 29 regular-season games this past season, largely because of his decision to not be vaccinated against COVID-19. That made him ineligible to play in most of Brooklyn’s home games, until getting an exemption to New York City’s mandate in the spring.

The Nets entered this past season thinking they would have a core of Irving, Kevin Durant and James Harden. It didn’t work out anywhere near as planned; Irving wasn’t with the team for the majority of the season, Harden ended up getting traded to Philadelphia, the Nets needed to survive the play-in tournament just to make the playoffs and wound up getting swept in the first round by eventual Eastern Conference champion Boston.

Back in March, Irving was asked if he was planning to return to Brooklyn for next season. He gave no indication otherwise.

“I love it here,” Irving said at the time. “Once that summertime hits, I know that we’ll have some conversations. But there’s no way I can leave my man 7 anywhere.”

Summertime hit. The conversations apparently didn’t go as first planned.

And “my man 7” – that meant Durant, who wears jersey No. 7 for the Nets – may have been seeing his point guard departing, a move that certainly could have led to Durant pondering his own future in Brooklyn.

But with Irving presumably back, and with Ben Simmons – who didn’t play at all this season and was acquired by the Nets in the Harden trade – set to team up alongside Irving and Durant this coming season, Brooklyn could quickly return to contender status.

Irving could have made this all go away over the weekend, or at least turned the full boil down closer to simmer, when asked by Complex News at the BET Awards if he still wants to play for the Nets. He declined to answer. He wasn’t rude about it, did it with a smile, but didn’t provide so much as a hint.

A tiny one came Monday when the clip was posted to Instagram and Irving was among those to comment.

“When I smile like that, it means there’s more to the story,” Irving wrote Monday, several hours before his opt-in decision was revealed. “I’ll have my time to address things.”

Bulls remain hopeful LaVine will choose to remain in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls remain hopeful All-Star guard Zach LaVine will choose to re-sign with them rather than join another team as an unrestricted free agent.

Executive vice president Arturas Karnisovas has been consistent in saying publicly the organization wants to keep LaVine. And he did it again on Monday.

“We hope Zach is here for a long time, and nothing changed,” Karnisovas said at a news conference to introduce first-round draft pick Dalen Terry.

LaVine’s situation is obviously the biggest story hovering over the Bulls, with the free-agent negotiating period opening Thursday evening.

Karnisovas wants to keep intact a core that helped Chicago reach the playoffs for the first time in five years.

LaVine averaged 24.4 points and made his second straight All-Star team last year. It ended with his first trip to the playoffs in his eighth year as a pro. The Bulls lost in the first round to Milwaukee in five games.

LaVine’s four-year, $78 million contract is up and he said after the season that he plans to explore the market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career after five years in Chicago. He did not rule out returning to the Bulls, who can offer a max contract worth about $212 million. The most he can get from another team is approximately $157 million over four years.

How comfortable the Bulls are about offering a five-year deal is another question. Karnisovas played it coy when asked.

“I’m confident. I’m confident in approaching this free agency the next couple days, sitting down with our group, looking at a lot of things,” he said.

The past season wasn’t exactly an easy one for LaVine. He dealt with a thumb injury early and was in and out of the lineup the final few months because of a left knee injury.

LaVine had platelet-rich plasma therapy, a cortisone injection and fluid drained from his knee in Los Angeles before the All-Star break. He had arthroscopic surgery on it last month.

“I think he’s gonna be healthy,” Karnisovas said. “I think he’s now progressing great.”

The Bulls went 46-36 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2017 following a major makeover, with DeMar DeRozan and LaVine leading the way. Chicago got off to a big start and finished with its best record since the 2014-15 team went 50-32 in former coach Tom Thibodeau’s final season.

The Bulls also went from leading the Eastern Conference to finishing sixth, losing 15 of their final 22 regular-season games. They dealt with a long list of injuries, making it tough for them to develop continuity and compete with the best teams.

“This group has been here only since October,” Karnisovas said. “We’re still trying to get used to how to play with each other.”

Report: Rockets, John Wall heading toward split

The Houston Rockets will meet with point guard John Wall this week to discuss his potential exit ahead of the start of free agency June 30, The Athletic’s Kelly Iko reports.

While trade packages involving Wall have been discussed, he’ll likely have the remainder of his contract bought out. Wall recently exercised his $47.4-million player option for the 2022-23 season.

The 31-year-old floor general hasn’t played for Houston since April 23, 2021. He only appeared in 40 games during the 2020-21 season before sitting out the entirety of 2021-22 while the Rockets looked to move him, which proved challenging because of his contract.

The Rockets are set to enter another rebuilding year, albeit with a fresh crop of young talents following the 2022 draft. Houston selected Auburn forward Jabari Smith with the No. 3 pick and also acquired defensive stalwart Tari Eason and guard TyTy Washington. They’re set to join a young core headlined by last year’s No. 2 pick, Jalen Green.

Houston finished the 2021-22 season with the NBA’s worst record at 20-62.

Lawsuit: Texans ‘turned a blind eye’ to QB Watson’s actions

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans had been told that their former quarterback Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions, but instead of trying to stop him, the team provided him with resources to enable his actions and “turned a blind eye” to his behavior, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.

The lawsuit against the team was filed in Houston by one of the 24 women who had previously sued Watson over allegations of sexual misconduct when he played for the Texans. Last week, the women’s attorney, Tony Buzbee, announced 20 of the 24 lawsuits have been settled.

Watson, who was later traded to the Cleveland Browns, has denied any wrongdoing and vowed to clear his name. Watson is facing discipline from the NFL over the allegations. He is set to have a hearing this week with NFL disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson, who will decide if the 26-year-old violated the league’s personal conduct policy. Robinson is expected to rule before the Browns open training camp late next month.

In their lawsuits, the women accused Watson of exposing himself, touching them with his penis or kissing them against their will during massage appointments. One woman alleged Watson forced her to perform oral sex.

The lawsuit against the Texans accuses the team and some of its employees of having been told or being aware of Watson’s troubling behavior. Joni Honn, the owner of a massage company that was contracted with the Texans, told police investigators that her therapists were aware of Watson’s “known tendency to push boundaries during massage sessions,” according to the lawsuit.

Honn told the Texans, including the team’s head trainer, that Watson was reaching out to random women on Instagram for massages in early 2020, according to the lawsuit.

Magen Weisheit, another massage therapist who worked with the Texans, told Houston police investigators she and others were well aware of Watson’s conduct during massage sessions. When Weisheit learned of the allegations made against Watson by a woman who filed the first lawsuit against him, she wrote in a text to the woman’s former co-worker that she could reach out to the team’s player personnel person but “they don’t do much about the situation though,” according to the lawsuit.

“Despite being actually aware of what can only be described as troubling behavior, the Houston Texans turned a blind eye. Worse, the Houston Texans organization enabled Watson’s egregious behavior. The Texans also protected and shielded Watson – for Watson’s own protection and the protection of the organization itself,” according to the lawsuit.

The woman’s lawsuit alleges the Texans provided Watson with various resources, including rooms at a Houston hotel, massage tables and a non-disclosure agreement the women were told to sign, that allowed the quarterback “to further his misconduct with women by turning the massage sessions into something sexual.”

The Texans are also accused of having their head of security remove from the internet an Instagram video from November 2020 in which a woman had detailed alleged misconduct by Watson during massage sessions with her.

In a statement, the Houston Texans did not specifically address the various allegations made against the team.

“We are aware of the lawsuit filed against us today. Since March 2021, we have fully supported and complied with law enforcement and the various investigations. We will continue to take the necessary steps to address the allegations against our organization,” the Texans said.

Buzbee said the lawsuit against the Texans was the first of many he plans to file against the team.

“Suffice it to say, the overwhelming evidence collected indicating that the Houston Texans enabled Watson’s behavior is incredibly damning. We believe the Texans knew or most certainly should have known of Watson’s conduct,” Buzbee said in a statement.

The NFL declined to comment on the lawsuit against the Texans.

“I never assaulted anyone,” Watson said June 14 in his first public comments since being introduced by the Browns in March. “I never harassed anyone or I never disrespected anyone. I never forced anyone to do anything.”

In March, two separate Texas grand juries declined to indict him on criminal complaints stemming from the allegations.

Houston police Detective Kamesha Baker, the lead investigator in the criminal investigation, told Buzbee in a deposition that she believed Watson had committed crimes in the 10 criminal complaints that had been filed against the quarterback. Baker also said that Watson’s conduct during the massage sessions was escalating in such a way she believed that he would commit even more serious crimes, according to the lawsuit.

After the grand juries declined to indict, several teams pursued Watson, who agreed to be traded to the Browns. Cleveland signed the three-time Pro Bowler to a five-year, $230 million contract in March.

The four lawsuits still pending against Watson could still go to trial, but that wouldn’t happen until 2023 at the earliest.

WNBA star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) Shackled and looking wary, WNBA star Brittney Griner was ordered to stand trial Friday by a court near Moscow on cannabis possession charges, about 4 1/2 months after her arrest at an airport while returning to play for a Russian team.

The Phoenix Mercury center and two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist also was ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial. Griner could face 10 years in prison if convicted on charges of large-scale transportation of drugs. Fewer than 1% of defendants in Russian criminal cases are acquitted, and unlike in the U.S., acquittals can be overturned.

At Monday’s closed-door preliminary hearing at the court in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, Griner’s detention was extended for another six months. Photos obtained by The Associated Press showed the 31-year-old in handcuffs and looking straight ahead, unlike a previous court appearance where she kept her head down and covered with a hood.

Her detention and trial come at an extraordinarily low point in Moscow-Washington relations. She was arrested at Sheremetyevo International Airport less than a week before Russia sent troops into Ukraine, which aggravated already-high tensions with sweeping sanctions by the United States and Russia’s denunciation of U.S. weapon supplies to Ukraine.

Amid the tensions, Griner’s supporters had taken a low profile in hopes of a quiet resolution, until May, when the State Department reclassified her as wrongfully detained and shifted oversight of her case to its special presidential envoy for hostage affairs – effectively the U.S. government’s chief negotiator.

Griner’s wife, Cherelle, urged President Joe Biden in May to secure her release, calling her “a political pawn.”

Her supporters have encouraged a prisoner swap like the one in April that brought home Marine veteran Trevor Reed in exchange for a Russian pilot convicted of drug trafficking conspiracy.

Russian news media have repeatedly raised speculation that she could be swapped for Russian arms trader Viktor Bout, nicknamed “The Merchant of Death,” who is serving a 25-year sentence on conviction of conspiracy to kill U.S. citizens and providing aid to a terrorist organization.

Russia has agitated for Bout’s release for years. But the discrepancy between Griner’s case – she allegedly was found in possession of vape cartridges containing cannabis oil – and Bout’s global dealings in deadly weapons could make such a swap unpalatable to the U.S.

Others have suggested that she could be traded in tandem with Paul Whelan, a former Marine and security director serving a 16-year sentence on an espionage conviction that the United States has repeatedly described as a set-up.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, asked Sunday on CNN whether a joint swap of Griner and Whelan for Bout was being considered, sidestepped the question.

“As a general proposition … I have got no higher priority than making sure that Americans who are being illegally detained in one way or another around the world come home,” he said. But “I can’t comment in any detail on what we’re doing, except to say this is an absolute priority.”

Even Djokovic knew he wasn’t at his best in Wimbledon debut

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Novak Djokovic’s play was not particularly, well, Djokovic-esque, at Wimbledon on Monday.

Even he acknowledged as much.

He got broken early and trailed 3-1 as he began his bid for a fourth consecutive championship and seventh overall at the grass-court Grand Slam tournament. He recovered to take that set, then dropped the next. He slipped and fell to the grass. He accumulated more unforced errors than his opponent. Maybe he was a bit under the weather; he grabbed tissues from a black box on the sideline and blew his nose. Maybe he was simply a bit off, not having played a match that mattered in nearly a full month.

This, though, is the top-seeded Djokovic, and there’s a reason he extended his winning streak at the All England Club to 22, and his career victory total there to 80 – making him the first player in tennis history with at least that many at each major – by beating Kwon Soon-woo of South Korea 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 at Centre Court under the retractable roof.

And there’s a reason that friends of the wife of Kwon’s coach, Daniel Yoo, held up decorated signs in a player guest box bearing Korean messages that Yoo said meant “Fight!” and “Don’t get hurt!”

So Kwon walked on court jittery. But after just two games, the 81st-ranked Kwon said through Yoo’s translation, “I felt like, `Oh, this is doable. … I can hang with him a little bit.'”

With the exception of a loss for No. 7 seed Hubert Hurkacz, a semifinalist at the All England Club a year ago, Day 1 signaled a fairly routine return to pre-pandemic normal, with capacity crowds, zero masks, the Wimbledon Queue in full effect and, of course, on-and-off-and-on-again showers.

Hurkacz, coming off a grass title over the weekend, lost 7-6 (4), 6-4, 5-7, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8) to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in a match that featured Wimbledon’s new final-set format: women’s third sets and men’s fifth sets that get to 6-all will go to a first-to-10-and-win-by-two tiebreaker.

That might as well be called the John Isner Rule, owing to the American’s 70-68 fifth-set victory over Nicolas Mahut in 2010 and 26-24 fifth-set loss to Kevin Anderson in 2018, both at Wimbledon, both before the tournament adopted deciding-set tiebreakers.

On Monday, Isner was back on Court 18, the site of the Mahut marathon, and smacked 54 aces in a 6-7 (6), 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Enzo Couacaud. Isner’s next match figures to be held at a bigger court, because he’ll be facing Andy Murray, who has won two of this three major championships at Wimbledon.

Murray’s 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over James Duckworth came at Centre Court and followed another triumph there by a British major title winner, reigning U.S. Open champ Emma Raducanu.

“From the moment I walked out through those gates, I could really just feel the energy and the support and everyone was behind me from the word `go,'” the 19-year-old Raducanu said after defeating Alison Van Uytvanck 6-4, 6-4. “I just really tried to cherish every single point out there. Played every point like it could have been one of my last on that court.”

Djokovic, a 35-year-old from Serbia, had not played since losing to rival Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarterfinals and it seemed to show. Kwon’s piercing, flat groundstrokes and soft drop shots were effective for stretches.

“I did not start, or did not play, at my best,” said Djokovic, whose 20 Grand Slam trophies are tied with Roger Federer for the second-most in men’s tennis history behind Nadal’s 22. “But I think when I needed to find the right shots, I did. I think (my) serve got me out of trouble in some decisive moments. I know I can do better.”

Keep in mind, too, that this might very well be Djokovic’s last major event of this season – and for 11 more months, until the 2023 French Open.

As things stand, he will not be allowed into the United States as a foreigner who hasn’t gotten his COVID-19 shots and must miss the U.S. Open, which begins in August. He also could end up sitting out a second consecutive Australian Open because he is unvaccinated – a status he said Saturday he would not consider changing.

After Monday’s match, Djokovic said he’s not thinking ahead to New York at the moment but added: “I’m hoping some things can change and that I’ll be able to go and compete. I would want to.”

Swede Day: Alfredsson, Sedins elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

(AP) — Twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Daniel Alfredsson have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, a big day for Swedish hockey as they made up half of the class of 2022.

Goaltender Roberto Luongo, Finnish women’s star Riikka Sallinen and builder Herb Carnegie were also selected Monday for induction in November.

“It’s nothing you think about when you play the game of hockey,” Henrik Sedin said. “But for us, we put our head down and put our work in every day. We get the most out of our talent. That’s what we’re most proud of today.”

The Sedins and Luongo are being inducted in their first year of eligibility. Alfredsson made it in his sixth year, ending the wait for the longtime Senators captain who helped them reach the Stanley Cup Final in 2007 and spent 17 seasons of his 18-year career in Ottawa.

“It’s such a privilege to have been able to play this sport for a living,” Alfredsson said. “It’s something I would have played for fun for my whole life; without a question to be recognized in this way is truly humbling.”

Alexander Mogilny and Jen Botterill were passed over for another year, along with Rod Brind’Amour, now the coach of the Carolina Hurricanes after captaining them to the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Alfredsson won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year and was the face of the Senators franchise for almost two decades. His Hall of Fame candidacy was boosted by his gold medal with the Sweden at the 2006 Olympics and Ottawa franchise records for goals, assists and games played.

Each of the Sedins won the Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring, and Henrik won the Hart Trophy as MVP in 2010. The Vancouver Canucks made a move in the 1999 draft to make sure they could get Henrik and Daniel with the second and third picks, and their chemistry was well known throughout careers that ended in 2018.

“We kind of joke that they know what they’re going to do without ever looking at each other,” Alfredsson said.

Luongo is fourth in league history in victories and was part of the Canucks team that reached the final in 2011 before losing to the Boston Bruins.

“It feels surreal,” Luongo said. “I’ve been watching and getting a gazillion text messages. It’s a really, truly humbling experience, and the best part of the whole thing is that I get to go in with two of my favorite teammates of all time and two of the greatest people I know in Henrik and Daniel. That makes it so exciting for me to be a part of it.”

It’s the first Hall of Fame class without a Stanley Cup winner since 2016.

Sallinen is the first Finnish women’s player elected to the Hall of Fame. She starred for her country through bronze medals at the 1998 and 2008 Olympics and was part of several world championship teams in between.

Carnegie, who was elected posthumously as a builder, was a hockey pioneer as a Black player in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s – before Willie O’Ree broke the NHL’s color barrier.

“I’m just totally overwhelmed about the whole thing. For years, people have been working so hard to see that my father was recognized,” daughter Bernice Carnegie said. “We’re either crying or smiling over this.”

Wolff, Ortiz among the latest to join Saudi-backed LIV Golf

(AP) — The Saudi-funded LIV Golf series added three more players to its roster for the second tournament in Oregon, a group that includes 23-year-old Matthew Wolff and Oklahoma State’s Eugenio Chacarra of Spain.

LIV Golf had been expected to announce additional players from its inaugural event outside London three weeks ago. The big surprise was Brooks Koepka, who only a week before he signed on had been in full support of the PGA Tour.

LIV Golf also said Monday that Carlos Ortiz of Mexico is joining, one week after Abraham Ancer of Mexico signed on.

The 48-man field at Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains, Oregon, starts Thursday for another $20 million purse, with an additional $5 million prize fund for a team competition. Charl Schwartzel won the inaugural event and its $4 million payoff.

Wolff, who also played at Oklahoma State, made an instant impact on the PGA Tour when he turned pro at age 20 and won the 3M Open in Minnesota in his third start. A year later, Wolff shot 65 in the final round to tie for fourth in the PGA Championship, and he had the 54-hole lead at Winged Foot in the U.S. Open until he shot 75 on the last day and finished six shots behind Bryson DeChambeau.

Since then, Wolff has struggled with relating happiness with the scores he was posting, and he stepped away in 2021 for 10 months to cope with mental health issues. Once as high as No. 12 in the world, he now is No. 77. His lone finish in the top 20 this year was a tie for sixth in the Saudi International.

The additional signings – which include DeChambeau and Patrick Reed as the London event was concluding – means the LIV Golf Invitational will have eight of the top 50 in the world at Pumpkin Ridge, with the highest-ranked Dustin Johnson at No. 16.

Ortiz, who is No. 119 in the world, won his only PGA Tour title in the Houston Open in 2020.

The Portland event is the first of five LIV Golf events scheduled for the United States, the first time PGA Tour members are competing on U.S. soil the same week as a PGA Tour event. The John Deere Classic does not have any of the top 50 in the world.

Players who compete in LIV Golf are suspended by the PGA Tour. Some of them, such as Sergio Garcia and Johnson, have resigned their membership.

TOP INDIANA RELEASES

Taurasi makes seven 3-pointers, Phoenix beats Indiana 83-71

PHOENIX (AP) Diana Taurasi scored 27 points with a season-high seven 3-pointers, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 17 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 83-71 on Monday night.

Taurasi made three 3-pointers in the opening four minutes and finished 7 of 15 from distance to reach the 20-point plateau for the seventh time this season.

Sophie Cunningham, in her fourth start of the season, had 16 points and Diamond DeShields scored 11 for Phoenix (8-12), which hosts Indiana on Wednesday.

Cunningham scored the final five points of the first half to help Phoenix lead 45-41 at the break. Cunningham and Taurasi each scored 13 points in the first half. Cunningham made her fourth 3-pointer of the game to extend Phoenix’s advantage to 77-65 with 2:50 remaining.

Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points for Indiana (5-15). NaLyssa Smith had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Emma Cannon and Victoria Vivians each scored 12.

ALL-USA Central Indiana baseball Super Team

FIRST TEAM

Garrison Barile, OF

School/Year: Center Grove, Jr.

College: Miami (Ohio)

Jack Brown, OF/P

School/Year: Fishers, Soph. 

College: Louisville 

Tyler Cerny, SS

School/Year: Center Grove, Sr. 

College: Indiana 

Brody Chrisman, OF

School/Year: Zionsville, Sr. 

College: Purdue 

Max Clark, OF/P 

School/Year: Franklin, Jr.

College: Vanderbilt

Hogan Denny, INF/P

School/Year: Mooresville, Soph.  

College: Indiana

Drew Dickson, P

School/Year: Zionsville 

College: Northwestern

Ahmaad Duff, OF/C

School/Year: Lawrence Central, Soph. 

College: Alabama

Andrew Dutkanych IV, P

School/Year: Brebeuf Jesuit 

College: Vanderbilt 

Joe Huffman, SS/DH 

School/Year: Avon, Sr. 

College: Quincy 

Grayson Knight, P

School/Year: University, Sr. 

College: Indiana Wesleyan 

Kevin Reed, P/OF

School/Year: Martinsville, Jr. 

College: Evansville 

Gage Stanifer, P

School/Year: Westfield, Sr. 

College: Cincinnati 

Nick Wiley, P/1B

School/Year: Mooresville, Sr. 

College: Indiana Wesleyan 

Jake Winzenread, 3B

School/Year: Lawrence North, Sr. 

College: Anderson 

SECOND TEAM

Brayton Bowen, 1B

School/Year: Lebanon, Sr.

College: UIndy

Joey Brenczewski, SS

School/Year: Fishers, Sr. 

College: Indiana 

Eli Bridenthal, P/INF 

School/Year: Mt. Vernon/Jr.

College: Xavier

Mitchell Evans, OF

School/Year: Center Grove, Sr. 

College: Indiana (football)

Kyuss Gargett, SS

School/Year: Cathedral, Jr. 

College: Uncommitted 

Mason Grant, OF

School/Year: Brownsburg, Sr. 

College: Uncommitted 

Owen Guilfoy, 1B

School/Year: Center Grove, Sr. 

College: UIndy 

Cameron Heaney, P

School/Year: Carmel, Jr.

College: Uncommitted

Luke Legault, 2B

School/Year: New Palestine, Sr.

College: Mount St. Joseph  

Maddox Manes, P

School/Year: New Palestine, Sr. 

College: Franklin 

Owen Quinn, OF/P

School/Year: Lawrence North, Sr. 

College: Ball State

Sam Reed, P/1B

School/Year: Brebeuf Jesuit, Sr. 

College: Eastern Michigan 

Hunter Snow, OF

School/Year: Carmel, Soph. 

College: Uncommitted

Andrew Wiggins, OF/P 

School/Year: Heritage Christian, Jr. 

College: Indiana 

Joey Wilmoth, P

School/Year: Fishers, Sr. 

College: Illinois State 

THIRD TEAM 

Wyatt Blinn, P/2B 

School/Year: Cascade, Sr. 

College: St. Charles CC

Trey Dorton, OF

School/Year: Westfield, Sr. 

College: Anderson

Peter Dubie, P

School/Year: Park Tudor, Sr. 

College: Brown 

Logan Gibbs, C

School/Year: Cascade, Soph. 

College: Uncommitted

Trey Harney III, 1B/P

School/Year: Greenwood Christian, Jr. 

College: Uncommitted

Charlie Hawk, INF/P 

School/Year: Lawrence Central, Sr. 

College: Purdue Fort Wayne 

Jake Hooker, OF

School/Year: University, Jr.

College: Xavier

Grant Kessler, P 

School/Year: Morristown, Jr. 

College: Uncommitted 

Collin Lindsey, C

School/Year: Westfield, Jr. 

College: Uncommitted 

Keaton Mahan, OF

School/Year: Westfield, Sr. 

College: Ohio State

Phil Pritchett, P/1B

School/Year: Franklin Central, Sr. 

College: Belmont

Will Schenkelberg, 3B

School/Year: Brebeuf Jesuit, Sr. 

College: Uncommitted 

Eli Shaw, P 

School/Year: Warren Central, Jr. 

College: Indiana

J.T. Stiner, C

School/Year: Cathedral, Soph. 

College: Virginia Tech 

Tate Warner, P 

School/Year: Fishers, Sr. 

College: Indiana Wesleyan 

Honorable Mentions

Avon: Daniel Eck, Nate Simpson; Beech Grove: Chase Alford, Cam Brown,  Logan Muffler, Skylar Thacker; Ben Davis: Jaden Adkins, Garrett West; Bishop Chatard: Aiden Murray, Jack Murray, JP Polackin; Brebeuf Jesuit:  Anthony Annee, Luke Bauer, Jayden Ohmer; Brownsburg: Jackson Fought; Will McKinzie, Mason Tibbs; Cardinal Ritter: Jake Dill, Zack Gonzalez; Carmel: Dan Cunningham, Nathan MacLaren, Tripp Schroeder; Cascade: Trey Gruca, Hunter Howard; Cathedral: Ben Gomez, Dylan Haslett; Center Grove: Caden Cornett, Drew Culbertson, Sam Griffith, Ben Murphy, Grant Sawa, Evan Zapp; Covenant Christian: Brock Buckley, Brad Nardi; Crispus Attucks: Hector Lora, Diego Pettiford; Danville: Trey Morrell,  Caiden Toney, Caden Whitehead, Will Woolsey; Decatur Central: Kaden Barr; Eastern Hancock: Wyatt Sutton; Edinburgh: Riley Palmeter; Eminence: Dylan Crowe; Fishers: Carson Dunn, Dom Oliverio; Franklin Central: Corbin Napier; Franklin Community:  Logen Devenport, Drew Doty, Jackson Henry, Nolan Netter; Greenfield-Central: Jaden Markus,  A.J. Oden, Joe Roland, Grant Shepherd, Conner Sims, Andrew Zellers; Greenwood: Justin Donenfeld, Conner Stidham; Greenwood Christian: Eli Ellis; Guerin Catholic: Will Fremion, Clay Patton; Hamilton Heights: Dean Mason, Drew Van Oeveren; Hamilton Southeastern: Cole Earlewin, Ty Bradle, Cam Howard, Sam Reagan, Colin St. Clair; Hauser: Koby Johnson,  Eli Miller, Sam Miller; Heritage Christian: Ethan Baker, Jonathan Dorsch; Herron: Ben Eichacker; Indiana Deaf: Zachary Bippus; Indian Creek: Arjun Lothe, Lapel: Brock Harper; Lawrence Central: Jayden Anderson; Bryce Elmore; Lawrence North: Andrew Hargrove, Trevor Jones, Colby Stephens; Lebanon: Logan Elsbury, Gavin Haines, Caleb Linton, Cannon Morton; Lutheran: Sean Moore; Martinsville: Riddick Bolton, Kaden Long, Ian Nuckles; Monrovia: Jett Massey, Julian Zhou; Mooresville: John Robinson; Morristown: Dyllan Rutledge; Mt. Vernon: Landon Clark, Gavin Johnston, Austin Hear, Konnor Scheidt, Gavin Sullivan, Russell Weaver; New Palestine: Caleb Davis, Carter Stogsdill; Noblesville: Bryce Riggs; North Central: Riley Behrmann, Jack Ferguson; Park Tudor: Nolan Whitehead; Pendleton Heights: Caleb Frakes, Nate Gilmet, Clayton Turner; Perry Meridian: Michael Carter, Jacob Phillips, Kellen Reed, Mason Rohlman, Kolton Wright; Pike: Daniel Cross; Plainfield: Nolan Gray, Noah Hessong; Roncalli: Joey Milto, Johnny Roeder; Scecina: David Mendez, Aidan Ray, Luke Soultz; Shelbyville: Asher Balting, Charlie Rife, Caden Tackett; Shortridge: Alecs Sosa; Southport: Elijah Beck; Southwestern: Matthew Clements, Aiden Hartsell, Jordan Jones;  Speedway: Ben Heaviland; Traders Point Christian: Maxwell Harris,  Carson Lee, Eli Meals; Triton Central: Cole Thomas; Tri-West: Reid Benner, Damon Catt; University: Seth Hogg, Thomas Price; Waldron: Bryce Yarling; Warren Central: Julien Patton; Westfield: Cole Ballard, Mac Clarke, Jacob Culp, Kade Robinson, Evan Russ, Maximus Webster; Zionsville: Max Bond, Caleb Everson, Aidan Fitzsimmons, Aidan Hatcher, Colin Price.

2022 TOP RETURNING INDIANA FOOTBALL PLAYERS WATCH LIST

The Indiana High School footballs season is just 7weeks away. Here is a list of the TOP tier football players to watch this season:

BEST OF THE BEST:

LB DRAYK BOWEN (ANDREAN)

FIVE STAR

6’2” 225

COMMITTED TO NOTRE DAME

DE JOSHUA MICKENS (LAWRENCE CENTRAL)

FOUR STAR

6’5” 225

CONSIDERING: LSU, NORTH CAROLINA, MICHIGAN STATE, PURDUE AND USC

S DAEH McCULLOUGH (SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH)

FOUR STAR

6’2” 200

COMMITTED TO CINCINNATI

DL KENDRICK GILBERT (CATHEDRAL)

FOUR STAR

6’5” 250

CONSIDERING: IOWA, KENTUCKY, LSU, PURDUE AND BOSTON COLLEGE

OT TREVOR LAUCK (RONCALLI)

FOUR STAR

6’6” 285

COMMITTED TO IOWA

OT LUKE BURGESS (NEW PALESTINE)

FOUR STAR

6’8” 285

COMMITTED TO LOUISVILLE

WR BRAUNTAE JOHNSON (FT. WAYNE NORTH)

FOUR STAR

6’3” 170

CONSIDERING: BALL STATE, CENTRAL MICHIGAN, CINCINNATI, INDIANA AND IOWA STATE

OL IAN MOORE (NEW PALESTINE)

FOUR STAR

6’5” 295

CONSIDERING: BOSTON COLLEGE, CENTRAL MICHIGAN, CINCINNATI, DUKE AND FLORIDA STATE

LB CHRIS GRAHAM (WARREN CENTRAL)

5’11” 210

FOUR STAR

COMMITTED TO MICHIGAN

DE RYAN BAKER (CHATARD)

6’6” 225

FOUR STAR

COMMITTED TO PURDUE

RB JADEN HART (MICHIGAN CITY)

THREE STAR

5’10” 180

CONSIDERING: BOSTON COLLEGE, UCONN, IOWA STATE, KENTUCKY AND MINNESOTA

DANNY O’NEIL (CATHEDRAL)

THREE STAR

6’0” 185

CONSIDERING: INDIANA, KENTUCKY, PURDUE, LOUISVILLE AND MIAMI OH

AIDEN STEINFELDT (BLOOMINGTON NORTH)

THREE STAR

6’5” 235

COSIDERING: INDIANA, MINNESOTA, WESTERN MICHIGAN, COLORADO AND EASTERN MICHIGAN

WR PATRICK CLACKS (ANDREAN)

THREE STAR

6’0” 175

CONSIDERING: BALL STATE, UCONN, MIAMI OH, PITT AND WESTERN MICHIGAN

OL LEIGHTON JONES (BROWNSBURG)

THREE STAR

6’4” 250

COMMITTED TO IOWA

TE SAM WEST (GREENSBURG)

THREE STAR

6’5” 205

COMMITTED TO INDIANA

LB AYCEN STEVENS (DECATUR CENTRAL)

THREE STAR

6’4” 210

CONSIDERING: IOWA STATE, PURDUE, NEBRASKA, VIRGINIA TECH

S WINSTON BERGLUND (CARMEL)

THREE STAR

6’1” 191

CONSIDERING: PURDUE, AKRON, BALL STATE, BOSTON COLLEGE AND BOWLIN GREEN

DE WILL HELDT (CATHEDRAL)

6’6” 240

THREE STAR

CONSIDERING: IOWA, PURDUE, NORTHWESTERN

S DILLON THIENEMAN (WESTFIELD)

6’ 0” 190

THREE STAR

COMMITTED TO PURDUE

WR JUSTIN MARHSALL (MERRILLVILLE)

5’11” 175

THREE STAR

CONSIDERING: MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, BALL STATE, BOSTON COLLEGE AND CENTRAL MICHIGAN

WR JARON TIBBS (CATHEDRAL)

6’4” 190

THREE STAR

COMMITTED TO IOWA

OT DE’ERIC MISTER (GARY WEST)

6’7” 285

THREE STAR

COMMITTED TO MINNESOTA

OT BEN DECKER (NOBLESVILLE)

6’5” 280

THREE STAR

COMMITTED TO MARYLAND

WR JOE WALKER (WARREN CENTRAL)

6’4” 210

THREE STAR

CONSIDERING: INDIANA, MIAMI OH, PITT, PURDUE AND TOLEDO

WR TY LOFTON (PIKE)

6’3” 237

THREE STAR

CONSIDERING: CENTRAL MICHIGAN, CINCINNATI, IOWA STATE, TOLEDO AND WISCONSIN

ATH PHILLIP ROCHE (MERRILLVILLE)

6’1” 190

THREE STAR

CONSIDERING: BOSTON COLLEGE, CENTRAL MICHIGAN, CINCINNATI, INDIANA AND MISSOURI

WR TJ MCWILLIAMS (NORTH CENTRAL)

6’0” 158

THREE STAR

COMMITED TO PURDUE

TE GEORGE BURHENN (MT. VERNON FORTVILLE)

6’5” 215

THREE STAR

CONSIDERING: AIR FORCE, ARMY, BALL STATE, INDIANA STATE AND IOWA

DL PATRICK KENDALL (CATHEDRAL)

6’4” 278

TWO STAR

COMMITTED TO ARMY

DL KEVION WELLINGTON (NORTH CENTRAL)

6’2” 260

TWO STAR

COMMITTED TO WESTERN MICHIGAN

2022 PRE-SEASON ALL-WATCH LIST

OFFENSE

OL BRAYDEN JELLISON ELKHART  6-3 280

OL BEN DECKER NOBLESVILLE  6-6 290

OL SANTANA ALO BROWNSBURG  6-3 300

OL LOGAN POKROPINSKI CROWN POINT  6-4 265

OL ISAIAH FOWLER CHESTERTON  6-1 275

OL COOPER ZELTWANGER HARRISON  6-5 310

OL TAYTON SCHAKEL WHITELAND  6-1 242

OL TANNER PARMLEY MISHAWAKA  6-1 255

OL RYAN ELDRIDGE GOSHEN  6-7 265

OL TIMOTHY DIXON EVANSVILLE NORTH  5-11 280

OL SAM MOSSONEY PENDLETON HEIGHTS  6-0 260

OL HENRY MARTELL CULVER ACADEMIES  6-3 266

OL DREW WEINZAPFEL EVANSVILLE REITZ MEMORIAL  6-2 235

OL TREVOR LAUCK RONCALLI  6-6 285

OL GABE STOCKRAHM NORTHVIEW  6-2 220

OL RYAN HILDEMAN HANOVER CENTRAL  6’3 290

OL BRODY BOLYN NORWELL 6’3 261

OL CAMERON CRAIG F. W. CONCORDIA 6’8 350

OL LUKE AMANN WEST LAFAYETTE   6’3 247

OL COLTEN CAHILL NORTH HARRISON 6’4 285

OL ELI BUCKLEY EASTERN 5-10 220

OL JOE JENDREAS WHITING 6-2 220

OL ADAM BEDOCK LAVILLE 6-3 285

OL AIDEN SCHAEFER LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC  6-2 246

OL DANE SEBERT EASTSIDE 6-3 285

OL JASON OPRISEK SOUTHWOOD   6-2 235

OL SAM MONDRUSH TRI  5-10 225

OL ZACH WURM ADAMS CENTRAL   6-3 240

OL KOLSON CLEMONS UNION CITY HS  6-5 280

OL JUSTIN SCHROEDER FRONTIER  6-2 235

TE DREW PAGE NOBLESVILLE  6-4 315

TE AIDAN STEINFELDT BLOOMINGTON NORTH  6-4 223

TE CARTER CAMPBELL GREENWOOD  6-5 240

TE CARMELL PERRY SPEEDWAY 6-2 205

TE DUNCAN KELLER COVINGTON   6-0 170

WR DESMOND DUFFY CARMEL  5-9 180

WR TJ MCWILLIAMS NORTH CENTRAL  6-2 180

WR JARON TIBBS CATHEDRAL  6-4 185

WR JORDAN WOODS HAMMOND CENTRAL  6-2 181

WR ELI ASTON EAST CENTRAL  5-11 160

WR COLIN YANCY MADISON CONSOLIDATED  6-1 190

WR GANNAN HOWES HANOVER CENTRAL 5’9 175

WR BRYSON BONELLI BATESVILLE 6’2 175

WR PATRICK CLACKS III ANDREAN 6-1 175

WR EVAN DIENHART LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC  5-10 167

WR MICAH MCKAY INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN   6-3 185

WR LUKE JONES MONROE CENTRAL   5-10 175

QB MASON REYNOLDS AVON  6-2 205

QB TYLER BUSH MICHIGAN CITY  6-1 185

QB NICK PATTERSON MOORESVILLE 6-2 215

QB MATT KOONTZ HANOVER CENTRAL 6’1 175

QB ROWDY ADAMS SULLIVAN 5’10 175

QB MASON WUNDERLICH EVANSVILLE MATER DEI  6-5 205

QB CHRISTIAN JOHNSON PARKE HERITAGE   6-0 195

ATH JUSTIN MARSHALL MERRILLVILLE 5-11 185

ATH BRAUNTAE JOHNSON FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE  6-3 180

ATH QUINN BECHTEL GOSHEN 6-0 170

ATH TREY GIBSON HOBART  6-0 200

ATH JETHRO HOCHSTETLER NORTHRIDGE 6-2 180

ATH CARSON DARLAGE BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL  6’4 210

ATH JAIDEN THOMAS EVANSVILLE BOSSE 5’9 160

ATH JOEY PIERRE EVANSVILLE MATER DEI  5-8 175

ATH DEEJAY MCFERSON SPEEDWAY 6-0 175

ATH COLE WINER SOUTHWOOD  6-3 180

ATH KAM PATTERSON INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN HS  6-4 225

DEFENSE

DL SAVION MILES COLUMBUS NORTH 6-2 295

DL JAYDEN JACKSON BROWNSBURG 6-2 300

DL LEIGHTON JONES BROWNSBURG 6-3 275

DL EVAN SHERRILL HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 6-0 210

DL KENDRICK GILBERT CATHEDRAL 6-5 285

DL DAWSON NOWACKI MISHAWAKA 6-3 285

DL DILYN FULLER ANDERSON  6-1 230

DL REECE BYERLY FRANKLIN COMMUNITY 6-1 267

DL HUNTER WALLACE DELTA  6-3 265

DL BRAD ALLEN GREENFIELD CENTRAL  5-11 210

DL CAMERON MCCREARY MISSISSINEWA  6-1 290

DL NEHEMIAH YOUNG FW WAYNE  6-2 260

DL DALTON ALBER TIPPECANOE VALLEY  5’11 210

DL SILAS JONES OAK HILL HIGH SCHOOL  5’9 235

DL ZAYNE STURGIS WESTERN BOONE  5’11 210

DL JACKSON NEW YORKTOWN 6’2 220

DL JORDAN CREE RENSSELEAR CENTRAL 5-11 235

DL WRIGLEY FRANKLIN LINTON-STOCKTON 6-2 215

DL TAMIR WOODS INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA  6-3 180

DL HUNTER WRIGHT EASTBROOK HIGH SCHOOL  6-2 190

DL JACOB JONES SHERIDAN HS  5-11 190

DL JACOB ROBERTS INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 6-0 260

DL LOGAN RADTKE NORTH JUDSON 6-1 180

DL LARRON CHILDERS SPRINGS VALLEY 5-11 214

LB TYLEN CUNNINGHAM LAWRENCE CENTRAL  5-11 190

LB TYLER DIKOS WESTFIELD 6-2 190

LB DYLAN BENNETT CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) 6-0 220

LB LEE ALEXANDER WARREN CENTRAL 5-11 200

LB JOHN PURDY CASTLE  5-11 195

LB ARMEN KOLTOOKIAN CONCORD  6-1 200

LB SHAYNE SPEAR KOKOMO 6-2 225

LB TYSEN SMITH BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 6-3 215

LB GRAYSON LONG LOGANSPORT 6-3 210

LB TAGG GOTT NORTHRIDGE 6-0 195

LB ETHAN EVERS NORTHWOOD 6-1 201

LB TAYVION ORTMAN NEW PRAIRIE 6-5 215

LB LUKE CRAFT NORWELL  6’0 196

LB KYLE TURANCHICK OAK HILL 6’1 180

LB JAMES RUSHER FW CONCORDIA 6’2 215

LB CANNON BRUNES WESTERN BOONE 6’0 220

LB WYATT WOODALL SOUTHMONT 6-0 215

LB NOAH RICHHART LAVILLE 5-10 190

LB COLLIN THOMPSON HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 5-10 215

LB DEVAN KENT NORTH KNOX HIGH SCHOOL 6-2 215

LB JOHN NABORS COVENANT CHRISTIAN HS 5-10 185

LB SHANE SHUMAN CULVER COMMUNITY 11 6-0 205

LB KEEGAN BLUHM ADAMS CENTRAL 6-0 185

LB AIDEN BEADLES SOUTH PUTNAM  6-2 195

DB WINSTON BERGLUND CARMEL  6-2 200

DB DILLON THIENEMAN WESTFIELD  6-1 180

DB SAMIRION FORD LAWRENCE NORTH  6-0 190

DB TONY LEADFORD PIKE  6-0 180

DB CJ DAVIS FORT WAYNE NORTHROP  5-11 180

DB DAEH MCCULLOUGH BLOOMINGTON SOUTH  6-2 190

DB BEN HENDERSON HARRISON 6-4 190

DB ISAIAH THACKER NEW PALESTINE  6-1 175

DB HAYDEN NELSON MISSISSINEWA 5-10 180

DB GEORGE BURHENN MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE) 6-5 205

DB JJ PAYNE NORTHWOOD 6-4 178

DB JEREMIAH MILLER LOGANSPORT 5-10 180

DB WADE JONES TIPPECANOE VALLEY 6’5 186

DB KOLTON NANKO YORKTOWN  6’0 170

DB BRIAN WUEST DANVILLE  6’2 185

DB LUKE ADAMS SULLIVAN  5’10 155

DB HUNTER GENNICKS LINTON-STOCKTON  5-11 180

DB MASON BERIAULT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA 5-9 150

DB AUSTIN GOODRICH WHEELER 6-0 170

DB NICK THOMPSON FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS 6-2 190

DB REID MESSER NORTH DECATUR HS 6-1 185

DB JONATHAN HARRIS PARK TUDOR 5-10 165

DB MASON WILSON TRI JR-SR HS  5-8 170

DB JOSIAH ULLOM MONROE CENTRAL HS  5-10 175

SPECIALISTS

K SEBASTIAN LOPEZ CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) 6-1 190

K MIGUEL AGUILAR CONCORD 5-10 175

K ETHAN HAENLINE MARTINSVILLE 6-1 185

K JOSIAH SMITH WESTERN BOONE  6’3 175

K LEVI DEWEY TRITON CENTRAL 5-9 150

K GRIFFIN MCGEE SPRINGS VALLEY 11 5-7 157

P KADEN LONE NORTHWOOD  5-11 172

P JONATHON JOHNSON CROWN POINT  6-0 165

P NICK TALAMANTES SNIDER  6-1 180

P SAM WEST GREENSBURG  6’4 205

P LUCAS PLUMMER LAVILLE  6-2 170

P ELI KROH NORTHFIELD  6-1 160

Hoosier Hysteria 2022 Presented by Smithville Set for Homecoming Weekend

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Two of the most anticipated athletic traditions at Indiana University come together this fall when Hoosier Hysteria, the annual tip-off of the men’s and women’s basketball programs, will be held Homecoming Weekend on Friday, Oct. 7. The event will not conflict with the University’s annual Homecoming Parade which also occurs that day.

IU men’s coach Mike Woodson and women’s coach Teri Moren will unveil their 2022-23 basketball teams to Hoosier fans that evening. Admittance to the 90-minute season-opening event in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is free with open seating. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the Hoosier Hills Food Bank.

The men’s team, which is trending to be nationally ranked in the preseason for the first time since 2016, returns four starters and 12 lettermen from a team which advanced in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five seasons. IU also had its best showing in the Big Ten Tournament in nine years with a semifinal appearance and are led by senior captain’s and All-Big Ten forwards Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson.  In addition, the four-man freshman class is rated the eighth best in the nation by 247 Sports.

“I know I was overwhelmed by the love shown to me by Hoosier Nation last year and I can assure you we will have a fun evening,” said Woodson. “Our players and staff are excited about what’s ahead and we can’t wait to spend time with the best fan base in the country for the first time with our group.”

On the women’s side, Indiana is coming off back-to-back Sweet Sixteen appearances and its seventh-straight 20-win season under ninth year head coach Teri Moren. In 2021-22, all five starters garnered All-Big Ten honors while forward Mackenzie Holmes and guard Grace Berger, who both return for the upcoming campaign, hauled in a combined four All-American honorable mention honors. The Hoosiers finished 24-9 last season and advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the first time in 20 years. They hosted NCAA Tournament action for the first time in program history, clinching its trip to the Bridgeport regional with wins over Charlotte and Princeton inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. IU will welcome seven new players to its roster for the upcoming campaign, including four freshmen and a trio of transfers including 2020 Indiana Ms. Basketball Sydney Parrish.

“Hoosier Hysteria is a special event for our program and a way for us to celebrate the upcoming season with the best fans in college basketball. We can’t wait for you to meet our team for the 2022-23 season and look forward to seeing a packed Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on October 7.”

On Saturday, Oct. 8 the football team will host Michigan at noon at Memorial Stadium.

Current and Former Hoosiers Find Success at Respective National Championships

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – Over the weekend, Indiana Track Field saw athletes along with IU Alumni compete at the USATF Outdoor National Championships and the Irish Life Health National Track and Field Championships.

Competing in the Irish National Championship, Sean Mockler won the hammer throw with a mark of 65.33m (). This is the first national title for Mockler in a senior event.

Maddy Pollard and Jayden Ulrich competed in the USATF National Championships out in Eugene, Ore. In the shot put, Ulrich put a mark of 16.87m (55′ 4.25″) for 14th place while Pollard saw 16th with a throw of 16.69m (54′ 9.25″).

Ulrich also saw the opportunity to compete in the discus.

Turning to alumni, the Hoosiers had five competing at the US national championships. Daniel Michalski was the lone former Hoosier on the track as he made the final of the steeplechase. Michalski clocked a time of 8:41.49 to place 13th in the final.

In the field, Sophie Gutermuth and Scott Houston competed in the pole vault while Khayla Dawson and Monique Riddick saw action in the shot put.

During the pole vault competition, Scott Houston took home a 12th place finish with a clearance of 5.50m (18′ 0.5″).

Riddick threw a mark of 17.60m (57′ 9″) as she placed ninth in the shot put competition. Dawson picked up 14th and heaved a mark of 16.94m (55′ 7″).

Incoming Boilermaker Kayla Budish Named Gatorade Player of the Year

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue soccer incoming freshman Kayla Budish has been named the 2021-22 Gatorade Wisconsin Girls Soccer Player of the Year as the best high school girls soccer player in Wisconsin.

Budish, who will debut for the Boilermakers in the upcoming 2022 season, is recognized for an outstanding senior season on the field, excellence in the classroom and her character in and out of competition.

A native of Brookfield, Wisconsin, Budish now is a finalist for the Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year award.

As a senior forward at Brookfield Central HS in 2022, Budish scored 34 goals and had 15 assists to lead her team to a sectional final. In her high school career, she totaled 88 goals and 34 assists. Budish comes to Purdue as a United Soccer Coaches All-American, a first team all-state awardee and a two-time conference player of the year and first team all-conference honoree. She helped guide her team to a conference championship and led the conference in scoring three times.

She is the No. 2-ranked recruit in the Midwest region and the No. 50-ranked recruit nationally, according to Top Drawer Soccer. Among forwards, Budish is No. 17 in the country.

Budish is one of 11 newcomers that will make their Boilermaker debuts for the 2022 season. This year’s freshmen comes to Purdue as a top-20-ranked signing class in the country.

Purdue’s 2022 season features an 18-game schedule, with 10 home games and 10 Big Ten Conference games. The campaign begins with the Boiler Gold Rush game against USC on August 18 in a matchup between two NCAA Tournament, top-25 and conference runners-up from a season ago. Four 2021 NCAA Tournament teams come to Folk Field in 2022.

The Boilermakers are coming off one of the greatest seasons in program history in 2021. Purdue went 15-4-3, its second-best record and second-most wins in team history behind only 2007. The team made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009, and seventh time in program history, and advanced to the second round for the fourth time and first since 2007. The Boilermakers went 8-2-0 in the Big Ten and notched a runner-up finish, both tied for their best-ever marks.

Purdue finished the year ranked No. 24 in the final United Soccer Coaches Top 25 national poll, appearing in the postseason poll for the third time ever and the first since 2007. Individual accolades included an All-America honor, two All-Region accolades, five All-Big Ten Team awards, the Big Ten Forward of the Year and the first two NWSL draft picks in team history.

Purdue Global Announced as Presenting Sponsor of 2022 Purdue Football Season

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Global, Purdue University’s online educational solution for working adults, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2022 Boilermaker Football season.

The agreement between the two high-profile entities, secured by Purdue Sports Properties of LEARFIELD, will elevate the values and mission of Purdue Global to the forefront of broadcast, advertising and communication mediums associated with Boilermaker Football. Those opportunities include enhanced visibility for Purdue Global inside Ross-Ade Stadium, as well as Mackey Arena and title placements across radio, television, digital and social media in an overarching three-year partnership across all of Purdue Athletics.

“Athletics are widely regarded as the front porch to Purdue University, and Purdue Global will be there to welcome legions of Boilermaker fans, dressed in the same gold and black, as the presenting sponsor for the 2022 football season,” said R. Ethan Braden, executive vice president and chief marketing and communications officer for Purdue University and Purdue Global. “Purdue University is among the most innovative, prestigious yet affordable public institutions in the world. With Purdue Global in the portfolio, in addition to Purdue University Online, our regional campuses and our three Purdue Polytechnic High Schools, all with the support of the Purdue for Life Foundation, Purdue can become the land-grant university of the 21st century, helping more individuals than ever access opportunity with an education that students and employers trust. Just like what we routinely witness in Ross-Ade Stadium and on the practice fields, we look forward to sharing stories of persistence and determination at Purdue Global through the many channels that fans utilize to engage with Purdue Athletics.”

With the partnership, and Purdue Global’s prominent sponsorship on hallowed Purdue Athletics real estate, the university is determined and deliberate in communicating its unique commitment to the millions of working adults in the U.S. who have earned invaluable life experience and often some college credit, but no degree to date. Founded in 2018, Purdue Global is Purdue’s public, nonprofit, online university with a mission of helping working adults leverage the skills they have and develop the skills they need to keep pace with rapidly changing workplace needs and achieve their career goals while balancing school, work and family.

Among Purdue Global’s 34,000 currently enrolled students, and its more than 10,000 graduates annually, more than 60% are over the age of 30, a majority are the first in their family to pursue a college education, 42% are underrepresented minorities and nearly a third are serving or have served in the U.S. military.

“Our partnership with Purdue Global highlights the amazing level of innovation happening within the university,” said Mike Bobinski, Purdue University vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics. “Purdue Global’s ability to extend Purdue’s reach and bring a valued and prestigious education to anyone in the world is something we are proud to have aligned with our football program and its exciting gameday atmosphere. We look forward to what we know will be a productive relationship.”

Since 2013, Purdue University has advanced an ambitious agenda to place the university among the great academic institutions of the world, a plan called Purdue Moves. Purdue Global is a critical component of the Online Education pillar of Purdue Moves, determined to set a new standard for educating all types of students online by leveraging the best and most successful instructional technologies with proven teaching methods.

Head coach Jeff Brohm’s Boilermakers kick off their 2022 campaign at home, hosting Penn State in a Thursday night matchup Sept. 1. The Big Ten Conference battle is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET on FOX under the Ross-Ade Stadium lights. FOX is also bringing its Big Noon Kickoff pregame show to West Lafayette for the primetime game.

Purdue to Play Davidson in Inaugural Indy Classic

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana Sports Corporation has announced that Purdue and Davidson will compete in the inaugural Indy Classic at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

The event will be played on Saturday, Dec. 17, in Indianapolis as part of a college basketball doubleheader. The other contest will pit Illinois State against Ball State.

This marks the second known game of Purdue’s non-conference schedule after it was announced it would play Florida State on Nov. 30. The Boilermakers will also compete in the Phil Knight Legacy in Portland, Oregon, on Nov. 24 through 27 as well as the Gavitt Games, giving the Boilermakers another outstanding non-conference schedule.

Davidson posted a 27-7 overall record a year ago, losing in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament finals and falling to Michigan State, 74-73, as a 10-seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats lost to one team ranked outside the top 100 of the final NCAA Net rankings (Rhode Island) and finished the season ranked 46th with a 6-6 record in quad-1 and 2 games.

The game will also feature the Loyers. Fletcher, a freshman at Purdue, will square off against his brother, Foster, who is a senior at Davidson.

Purdue owns a 2-0 record all-time against Davidson, defeating Stephen Curry and the Wildcats in Dec. 2008, 76-58, in Indianapolis and 10 years later in the Charleston Classic, 79-58.

Charlie Jones Named Walter Camp Preseason All-America

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – One of the newest Boilermakers, Iowa transfer WR Charlie Jones was named Preseason All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation ahead of the 2022 season. Known for his explosive play-making on special teams, Jones earned a spot on the Preseason All-America second team as a kick returner.

The reigning Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year, Jones made the move to West Lafayette to provide a spark to the Boilermakers’ return game and receiving corps. His 2021 campaign with the Hawkeyes featured 1,251 all-purpose yards, including 920 return yards (635 kick, 285 punt) to rank second in the nation. In a 33-23 win over Illinois, Jones took a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Along with being named the best returner in the Big Ten, Jones collected first team all-conference honors, as well.

Jones caught 21 passes for 323 yards, averaging 15.4 yards per catch last season. Three of those receptions were in the end zone as he led Iowa in touchdown catches. Against Minnesota, Jones went over the century mark with 106 receiving yards to help the Hawkeyes secure the victory. His big game featured a 72-yard touchdown catch in the second half that put Iowa on top for good.

Jones and the Boilermakers kick off the 2022 season at home, hosting Penn State in a Thursday night matchup (Sept. 1). The Big Ten battle is slated to begin under the Ross-Ade Stadium lights at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

Butler MBB Assistant Kevin Kuwik to Participate in 2022 TopConnect Basketball Symposium

Release provided by TopConnect Basketball Symposium

Kevin Kuwik, Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach at Butler University, has been selected to participate in the prestigious 2022 TopConnect Basketball Symposium taking place at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Monday, June 27 presented by Teamworks and INFLCR. TopConnect (formerly Villa 7), originated in 2003 by then VCU Athletic Director Dr. Richard Sander, identifies the top assistant basketball coaches in the country and connects them with mid-major Athletic Directors providing tremendous networking and leadership development opportunities for both parties.

This is Kuwik’s third year (2020-22) participating in the prestigious event.

In its fifth year, TopConnect develops educational programming that allows these top assistant coaches to hear from a wide variety of successful leaders and speakers. The 2022 symposium is headlined by a panel of prominent and successful head coaches in Lindy LaRocque, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Simon Harris, Head Women’s Basketball Coach at East Tennessee State University; John Aiken, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at McNeese State University and retired Head Coach, Lon Kruger.

Athletic Directors presenting include, Mark Benson, University of Albany; Mike Capaccio, The Citadel; Bryan Blair, University of Toledo; Chris King, Robert Morris; Scott Garrett, Cleveland State University, Alex Ricker-Gilbert, Jacksonville University; Eugene Marshall, Hampton University; Drew Marrachello, Boston University; and Gene Taylor, Kansas State University.

Also, joining the lineup of influential speakers are Debbie Spander, Insight Sports Advisors; Colton Houston, HD Intelligence; Glenn Sugiyama, DHR Global; Jeff Schemmel, College Sport Solutions and Kevin Barefoot, Teamworks.

Panel discussions and breakout sessions include Expectations of a Head Coach; Preparing for the Interview; First 365 Days Managing the Season and Developing Real Expectations; What ADs are looking for; Scheduling; NIL; Discipline and Motivation; Mental Health; Core Values; Building Support; The Future of College Basketball.

The fan-favorite “Speed Dating” returns and allows for rapid networking to take place between the assistant coaches and administrators.

The three-word mantra of “Connect. Prepare. Lead.” identifies the purpose of TopConnect.

Since the inception of TopConnect in 2018, 35 assistant coach and assistant athletic director participants have been promoted to the next chair of Head Coach and Athletic Director as well as a Conference Commissioner.

TopConnect is on all social media platforms @TopConnectLead. If you have questions regarding TopConnect, please contact Dr. Richard Sander at sander@etsu.edu. TopConnect works in conjunction with Connected Media, LLC, East Tennessee State University’s Doctoral program in Global Sport Leadership, #INFLCR and Teamworks.

Ball State Scheduled to Face Illinois State in Indy Classic at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sports Corp, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, and Russ Potts Productions, Inc. have partnered to host the annual Indy Classic basketball showcase. The inaugural event will take place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday, December 17, and feature Ball State versus Illinois State followed by Purdue versus Davidson. The Indy Classic will serve as an annual fundraiser for Indiana Sports Corp’s non-profit mission. Times for both games will be announced at a later date.

The Cardinals are no strangers to Gainbridge Fieldhouse as BSU played the first college game inside the fieldhouse in 1999 against Purdue. Ball State has played inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse a total of four times, with the most recent being a 69-55 victory over Indiana State in 2019.

“We’re excited about bringing our team down to Gainbridge Fieldhouse,” said Ball State men’s basketball Head Coach Michael Lewis. “We look forward to playing in front of a large crowd of Cardinal fans and BSU alumni. It’s a great opportunity to take part in an event that showcases teams from Indiana in downtown Indy.”

This showcase will focus on bringing the top collegiate basketball teams into Indianapolis to compete in an annual doubleheader. Indiana Sports Corp has entered an indefinite agreement with Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Russ Potts Productions, Inc. to host this event each December, taking the place of the former Crossroads Classic weekend.

“Big-time college basketball has become something of a Holiday tradition at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, and the Indy Classic will treat fans to some of our region’s best basketball talent at the very best basketball arena in the country,” said Rick Fuson, Chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp and CEO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

“Indiana Sports Corp is excited to partner with Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Russ Potts Productions, Inc. on the annual Indy Classic,” said Ryan Vaughn, Indiana Sports Corp President. “We are looking forward to hosting two Indiana-based programs in its inaugural year and have received positive feedback from college programs throughout the country on the future opportunity to play in the nation’s most storied basketball state.”

“Russ Potts Productions, Inc. looks forward to partnering with Pacers Sports & Entertainment and the Indiana Sports Corp to bring a marquee college basketball doubleheader to the basketball capital of our country, Indianapolis,” said Zach Franz, Russ Potts Productions, Inc President. “The 2022 Indy Classic will be the start of a new tradition in the Circle City that will attract top teams from around the country for many years to come.”

Indy’s history in hosting college basketball is unmatched and extensive, including 25 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournaments, 13 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournaments, a leading eight Men’s Final Fours, three Women’s Final Fours, and numerous Regional and First and Second Round games of the NCAA tournament. This history also includes hosting the entirety of the 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship – the only city to do so, with Ball State serving as the host institution at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

IRISH LEAD LEAGUE WITH 8 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC SELECTIONS

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After another successful season on the diamond, the Irish also excelled in the classroom as they had eight players selected to the All-ACC Academic Team. The eight selections were most by any team in the league and the most ever selections in a single season for the Irish since they joined the league in 2014.

The group was highlighted by graduate student John Michael Bertrand as he was named a second team CoSIDA Academic All-American earlier this month. Bertrand was an All-ACC first team recipient and was a unanimous All-American as he earned a spot on all five teams this year. Ryan Cole also landed on the All-ACC Academic team after earning third team All-ACC honors back in May.

Fellow All-Americans Jack Brannigan and Jack Findlay were named to the Academic All-ACC team. Brannigan earned third team All-American and Findlay was a second team Freshman All-American from Perfect Game. Rounding out the group for the Irish were graduate students David LaManna and Austin Temple and seniors Zack Prajzner and Carter Putz.

All-ACC Academic Team

John Michael Bertrand, Notre Dame, Gr., Business

Jack Brannigan, Notre Dame, Jr., Finance

Ryan Cole, Notre Dame, Gr., Business Analytics

Jack Findlay, Notre Dame, Fr., Undeclared

David LaManna, Notre Dame, Gr., Nonprofit Administration

Zach Prajzner, Notre Dame, Sr., Business Analytics

Carter Putz, Notre Dame, Sr., Management Consulting

Austin Temple, Notre Dame, Gr., Nonprofit Administration

Maria Marchesano Announces 2022-23 Coaching Staff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Maria Marchesano has announced coaching staff changes for the 2022-23 season. Jazmyne Geist has been promoted to the full-time third assistant coach role and Quincy Cunningham will fill the graduate assistant coach position.

Geist takes over for Hannah Albrecht, who stepped away from the program to pursue other opportunities. The Fort Wayne native spent the last year as the graduate assistant coach for the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball program. In her first season with the Mastodons, Geist helped the program make a significant jump in nearly all statistical categories. The Mastodons won nine games, and seven in Horizon League play, both of which were the most for the program since the 2013-14 season. Geist will assume her new role effective immediately.

“Jaz has done a great job for us this past year and I am excited to see her grow in this new role,” Marchesano said. “She has a passion for this game and for this city, and has a great rapport with the kids in our program. Her responsibilities will change but I know her impact will continue to be felt as she spends more time on the court and with recruits.”

Cunningham spent the last year as a Player Development Assistant for the University of Maryland women’s basketball program. While Cunningham was working with Maryland, the Terrapins went 23-9 and went to the Sweet 16. The Terps also had five wins over AP Top 25 teams. Cunningham assisted in individual player and team on-court workouts, served as a practice player, and assisted in film breakdowns. Maryland spent the entire season in the AP Top 25, climbing as high as No. 2.

“We are excited to bring Quincy on to our staff as a graduate assistant,” Marchesano said. “He really stood out through the interview process first and foremost because of his energy and passion for this game, but on top of that he has a great background with working with the Maryland women’s basketball team. The experience he gained being a part of their practice squad and handling a lot of the scout team responsibilities will be a huge asset to our program.”

The first official day of the 2022-23 women’s basketball season is on November 8.

Mast, Bronnenberg Named All-America by GCAA

NORMAN, Okla.— The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) released the remaining members of the its 2022 NCAA Division II PING All-America Teams Monday, with the UIndy duo of Oliver Mast and Keegan Bronnenberg making the list. Mast garnered second-team recognition, while Bronnenberg picked up third-team accolades. Both earned their second consecutive All-America nod.

Mast concluded one of the greatest careers in program history in 2021-22. His scoring average of 71.8 this spring was good for second in the school’s all-time single-season annals, while his career average of 73.3 put him in the Greyhound top five. He set school records for lowest round (-8) and lowest 54-hole tournament score (-15) in April. The only three-time GLVC Player of the Year in program history, Mast set UIndy men’s golf firsts with a third GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and a second straight Academic All-America nod.

Meanwhile, Bronnenberg made some history of his own in his two-year stint as a Greyhound. Already the only individual national champion in program history (2021), the Muncie, Ind., native nearly earned a second individual title this spring before settling for national runner-up after losing the tiebreaker. Bronnenberg compiled a 72.3 scoring average over the last two seasons, topping the UIndy record book for lowest career average.

2022 DIVISION II PING ALL-AMERICA TEAMS

First Team

Beck Burnette, Lee

Charles DeLong, Grand Valley State

Jake Doggett, Midwestern State

AJ Ewart, Barry

Austin Fulton, West Georgia

Luke Harries, Lincoln Memorial

Francois Jacobs, Arkansas Tech

Mateo Pulcini, Oklahoma Christian

Joel Sylven, Missouri-St. Louis

Second Team

Bryson Boyette, Barton

Elias Haavisto, West Florida

Robert Holden, Ohio Dominican

Oliver Mast, UIndy

Jonathan Nielsen, Carson-Newman

Luke Palmowski, Rogers State

Connor Pollman, Lee

Samuel Trueba, King

Third Team

Mauro Baez, Flagler

Keegan Bronnenberg, UIndy

Javier Calles, Nova Southeastern

Alberto Dominguez, Erskine

Jordan Doull, Columbus State

Maxime Legros, Lander

Andrew Ni, Colorado State-Pueblo

Matthew Pennington, CSU San Marcos

Honorable Mention

Felipe Alvarez, Barry

Santiago Chamorro,  Barry

Grant Crowell, North Georgia

Ryan Dixon, St. Mary’s (TX)

Liam Duncan, Colorado State-Pueblo

Simon Estrada, Georgia Southwestern

Mitchell Ford, Henderson

Holden Hamilton, Arkansas Tech

Mike Hay, Nova Southeastern

Mitch Hoffman, Charleston

Jordan Hyland, Davis & Elkins

Andre Jacobs, Arkansas Tech

Alex James, Lincoln Memorial

Leo Johansson, South Carolina Aiken

Stephen Kinsel, North Georgia

Hugo Lari, Lander

Kristoffer Larsson, Limestone

Oliver Lewis-Perkins, Lee

Juan Antonio Padilla, Missouri-St. Louis

Kittiphong Phaithuncharoensuk, Texas A&M Commerce

Josep Serra, Nova Southeastern

Evan Thompson, North Georgia

Nick Westrich, Central Missouri

JJ Zimmer, Union (TN)

Anderson Releases 2022 Men’s Soccer Schedule

The Anderson University athletics department announced its men’s soccer schedule for the 2022 season on Monday.

Anderson kicks off the season by hosting the Raven/Quaker Classic at Fridley Field. During Anderson’s first classic, the Ravens battle Berea College on Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. followed by Asbury University on Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. The Ravens are also set to host the Raven/Spartan Classic, which will also take place at Fridley. Anderson clashes with Alma College on Parents Day on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. and then takes on Wittenberg University on Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.

On Sept. 14, the Ravens host Wabash College in a non-conference matchup. The Ravens tangle with Olivet College on Community/ASC Camp day on Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. at Fridley Field. Anderson opens the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) season on the road against Franklin College on Sept. 28 in Franklin. The Ravens then battle Transylvania University in their HCAC home opener on Oct. 1 at 3:30 p.m. at Fridley Field. Anderson faces off with Defiance College in HCAC action for Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day on Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. at Fridley Field. The Ravens host Hanover College in HCAC action for Homecoming on Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at Fridley Field. Anderson closes out the regular season on Senior Day by taking on Earlham College in a 3 p.m. HCAC matchup on Oct. 26 at Fridley Field.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1907       BRANCH RICKEY IS BEHIND THE PLATE WHEN THE SENATORS STEAL 13 BASES IN THE HIGHLANDERS’ 16-5 LOSS TO THE SENATORS AT HILLTOP PARK. ALTHOUGH THE NEW YORK CATCHER IS NOT A TERRIFIC PLAYER, ‘THE MAHATMA’ WILL BECOME ONE OF THE PREMIER BASEBALL ADMINISTRATORS IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME.

1910       AT CINCINNATI’S PALACE OF THE FANS, JOE TINKER STEALS HOME TWICE, BECOMING THE FIRST MAJOR LEAGUER TO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT IN THE SAME GAME. THE CUBS SHORTSTOP’S THIEVERY HELPS CHICAGO BEAT THE REDS, 11-1.

1911       AFTER PLAYING HOME GAMES AT THE HIGHLANDERS’ HILLTOP PARK FOR THE PAST SIX WEEKS, THE GIANTS RETURN TO THE POLO GROUNDS WITH A 3-0 VICTORY OVER BOSTON. THEIR HOME, DEVASTATED BY AN APRIL FIRE, RE-OPENS WITH TEMPORARY WOODEN STANDS UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF A RENOVATED STRUCTURE MADE OF STEEL AND CONCRETE NEXT SEASON.

1913       DUE TO THE RELOCATION OF THE COVINGTON (KY) BLUE SOX FRANCHISE TO KANSAS CITY, ORGANIZED BASEBALL DECLARES WAR ON THE NEW INDEPENDENT FEDERAL LEAGUE. THE CITY OF FOUNTAINS IS CONSIDERED THE TERRITORY OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.

1918       AFTER MOVING UP TO THE MOUND FOR A POSSIBLE CUTOFF PLAY, WHITE SOX BACKSTOP RAY SCHALK CONTINUES TO SECOND BASE, TAKING A THROW FROM FIRST BASEMAN CHICK GANDIL TO DOUBLE UP BROWNS RAY DEMMITT, WHO FAILED RETOUCH SECOND BASE, ATTEMPTING TO GET BACK TO FIRST. THE PLAY MAKES THE FUTURE HALL OF FAMER THE FIRST CATCHER TO MAKE A PUTOUT AT EVERY SINGLE BASE, A FEAT NOT ACCOMPLISHED AGAIN UNTIL THIS DATE IN 1964 WHEN JOHNNY ROSEBORO TAGS WILLIE MAYS OUT IN A RUNDOWN PLAY WHEN THE OUTFIELDER TRIES TO STEAL SECOND.

1919       RED SOX RIGHT-HANDER CARL MAYS, BEFORE HIS JULY TRADE TO TODAY’S OPPONENTS, HURLS TWO COMPLETE GAMES IN A DOUBLEHEADER, BEATING THE YANKEES, 2-0, IN THE FIRST GAME AND LOSING THE NIGHTCAP, 4-1, AT THE POLO GROUNDS. THE 26-YEAR-OLD SUBMARINER ACCOMPLISHED THE SAME FEAT LAST SEASON ON AUGUST 30 WHEN HE BEAT THE A’S 12–0 AND 4–1 IN A TWIN BILL PLAYED AT FENWAY PARK.

1939       IN A TWIN BILL SWEEP AT SHIBE PARK, THE YANKEES SET THE MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD FOR HOME RUNS IN A GAME AND TWO CONSECUTIVE GAMES WHEN THE TEAM HIT EIGHT HOMERS IN THE OPENER AND ANOTHER FIVE IN THE NIGHTCAP ON THEIR WAY IN SWEEPING THE A’S, 23-2 AND 10-0. IN THE FIRST GAME OF THE TWIN BILL, THE BRONX BOMBERS COLLECT 53 TOTAL BASES TO ESTABLISH AN AMERICAN LEAGUE RECORD.

1939       AT SHIBE PARK, LOU GEHRIG RECEIVES A TREMENDOUS STANDING OVATION FROM THE PHILADELPHIA CROWD WHEN HE BRINGS OUT THE LINEUP CARD TO THE UMPIRES BEFORE THE SECOND GAME OF A TWIN BILL. A’S MANAGER CONNIE MACK, WHO RARELY LEAVES THE DUGOUT, GOES TO HOME PLATE TO SHAKE THE TERMINALLY ILL YANKEE CAPTAIN’S HAND.

1941       WHITE SOX ROOKIE DON KOLLOWAY HITS TWO HOME RUNS AND A SINGLE IN THE TEAM’S 6-4 VICTORY OVER THE INDIANS AT CLEVELAND STADIUM. THE 22-YEAR-OLD SECOND BASEMAN ALSO STEALS FOUR BASES, INCLUDING SECOND, THIRD, AND HOME IN THE NINTH INNING TO ADD AN INSURANCE RUN FOR CHICAGO.

1949       JOE DIMAGGIO RETURNS TO THE LINEUP AFTER MISSING THE FIRST 69 GAMES OF THE SEASON DUE TO AN AILING HEEL, WHICH REQUIRED AN OPERATION FOR BONE SPURS. THE YANKEE CLIPPER WILL GO 5-FOR-11 (.455), CONNECTING FOR FOUR HOME RUNS AND DRIVING NINE RUNS IN THE TEAM’S THREE-GAME SWEEP AGAINST THE RED SOX AT FENWAY PARK.

1959       IN A 6-0 LOSS TO THE GIANTS, WALLY POST BECOMES THE FIRST MAJOR LEAGUER TO THROW OUT TWO RUNNERS FROM THE OUTFIELD IN ONE INNING. IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST, THE PHILLIES’ OUTFIELDER NAILS ORLANDO CEPEDA AT SECOND BASE AND THEN STARTS A 9-6-3 DOUBLE PLAY ON DARYL SPENCER’S FLY BALL TO RIGHT FIELD.

1969       AFTER ENDING AN 11-GAME LOSING STREAK IN THEIR PREVIOUS CONTEST, THE EXPANSION PADRES ARE THE VICTIMS OF A 19-0 SHUTOUT FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON WHEN DODGERS RIGHT-HANDER DON DRYSDALE EQUALS THE NATIONAL LEAGUE RECORD FOR THE LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY IN A SHUTOUT. LOS ANGELES SCORES MORE THAN HALF OF THEIR RUNS IN THE THIRD INNING, CROSSING THE PLATE TEN TIMES.

1970       IN THE FINAL TWO GAMES AT FORBES FIELD, THE PIRATES SWEEP A DOUBLEHEADER FROM THE CUBS, 3-2 AND 4-1, TO GAIN A FIRST-PLACE TIE WITH THE METS. AFTER RETURNING FROM THEIR 18-DAY ROAD TRIP, THE TEAM WILL PLAY AT THREE RIVERS STADIUM, ABANDONING THE OLD PITTSBURGH BALLPARK THAT SERVED AS THE BUCS’ HOME SINCE 1909.

1973       WHITE SOX’S FIRST BASEMAN DICK ALLEN FRACTURES HIS LEFT LEG AFTER COLLIDING WITH ANGELS’ BASERUNNER MIKE EPSTEIN AT THE BAG. THE CHICAGO SLUGGER, HITTING .310 WITH 16 HOMERS AT THE TIME, WILL MISS MOST OF THE SEASON, AND HIS TEAM, ONLY ONE GAME OUT OF FIRST PLACE, WILL FINISH THE 17 GAMES BEHIND OAKLAND, THE AL WEST DIVISION WINNERS.

1974       “HE THINKS HE’S IN A SALES CONVENTION DEALING WITH A BUNCH OF SHORT-ORDER COOKS. THAT’S NOT THE WAY TO GO ABOUT GETTING A WINNER. SOMEBODY OUGHT TO SIT HIM DOWN AND STRAIGHTEN HIM OUT.” – DOUG RADER, ASTROS THIRD BASEMAN’S COMMENTS CONCERNING RAY KROC’S OWNERSHIP STYLE OF THE PADRES.

PADRES PRESIDENT BUZZIE BAVASI, INSPIRED BY DISPARAGING REMARKS MADE BY ASTRO THIRD BASEMAN DOUG RADER ABOUT RAY KROC, TEAM OWNER AND THE BOARD CHAIRMAN OF MCDONALD’S, STAGES A SHORT-ORDER COOKS’ NIGHT, GIVING FANS WEARING A CHEF’S HAT FREE ADMISSION. THE HOUSTON CAPTAIN, WHO COMPARED KROC’S MANAGEMENT OF THE FRIARS TO A SALES CONVENTION OF SHORT-ORDER COOKS, JOINS IN ON THE FUN BY WEARING A CHEF’S HAT AND AN APRON AND CARRYING A SKILLET AND SPATULA WHEN HE BRINGS THE LINEUP CARD TO HOME PLATE.

1976       AT TIGER STADIUM, MARK FIDRYCH, KNOWN AS THE ‘BIRD,’ AMUSES A MONDAY NIGHT BASEBALL NATIONAL TV AUDIENCE, TALKING TO THE BASEBALL WHEN HE ONE-HITS THE YANKEES, 5-1. THE UNSUNG DETROIT ROOKIE, WHO MADE THE TEAM ON THE FINAL CUT OF SPRING TRAINING, WILL FINISH THE SEASON WITH A 19-9 RECORD.

1979       THE GIANTS TRADE BILL MADLOCK, ALONG WITH LENNY RANDLE AND DAVE ROBERTS, TO THE PIRATES FOR HURLERS ED WHITSON, FRED BREINING, AND AL HOLLAND. THE ‘MAD DOG’ WILL PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE FOR PITTSBURGH THIS SEASON, BATTING .328 IN 88 GAMES FOR THE WORLD CHAMPION BUCS.

1984       DWIGHT EVANS COMPLETES A CYCLE WITH A WALK-OFF HOME RUN, BECOMING ONLY THE FOURTH MAJOR LEAGUE PLAYER TO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT. THE RED SOX OUTFIELDER’S GAME-ENDING THREE-RUN BLAST IN THE 11TH INNING GIVES BOSTON A DRAMATIC 9-6 VICTORY OVER SEATTLE AT FENWAY PARK.

1986       INDIAN KNUCKLEBALLER PHIL NIEKRO AND ANGELS RIGHT-HANDER DON SUTTON BECOME THE FIRST PAIR OF 300-GAME WINNERS TO START AGAINST ONE ANOTHER IN THIS CENTURY. BOTH FUTURE HALL OF FAMER PITCH INTO THE SEVENTH INNING, BUT NEITHER GETS THE DECISION IN THE HALOS’ 9-3 VICTORY OVER THE TRIBE AT ANAHEIM STADIUM.

1987       IN A SEVEN-GAME DAY, AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTERS COMBINED TO HIT A RECORD 28 HOME RUNS. THE A’S CONTRIBUTE FIVE ROUND-TRIPPERS TO THE NEW MARK WHEN MARK MCGWIRE AND JOSE CANSECO, KNOWN AS THE BASH BROTHERS, BOTH GO DEEP TWICE, WITH TEAMMATE REGGIE JACKSON ADDING ANOTHER IN THE TEAM’S 10-0 ROUT OF CLEVELAND.

1989       IN AN AREA KNOWN AS CAMDEN YARDS, THE RAZING OF STRUCTURES ON THE 85-ACRE PARCEL OF LAND BEGINS TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE ORIOLES’ NEW BALLPARK IN DOWNTOWN BALTIMORE. THE FAN-FRIENDLY BASEBALL-ONLY FACILITY, WHICH DEBUTS IN 1992, SETS THE STANDARD FOR ALL NEW BALLPARKS TO BE BUILT IN THE FUTURE AS TEAMS TRY TO COPY THE “RETRO” LOOK DONE SO SUCCESSFULLY BY THE HOK ARCHITECTURAL FIRM.

1991       IN THE REDS’ 8-5 VICTORY OVER HOUSTON AT RIVERFRONT STADIUM, BARRY LARKIN HITS THREE CONSECUTIVE HOME RUNS TO JOIN ERNIE BANKS (1955 CUBS) AND FREDDIE PATEK (1980 ANGELS) AS THE ONLY SHORTSTOPS TO GO DEEP THREE TIMES IN A GAME. THE TRIO OF ROUND-TRIPPERS ALSO GIVES THE FUTURE HALL OF FAMER A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD-TYING FIVE HOMERS OVER A TWO-GAME SPAN.

1994       IN THE GIANTS’ 7-4 LOSS AT DODGER STADIUM, MATT WILLIAMS BECOMES THE SECOND NATIONAL LEAGUER TO HIT 28 HOME RUNS BEFORE THE START OF JULY, TYING THE MARK ESTABLISHED IN 1971 BY WILLIE STARGELL. THE SAN FRANCISCO THIRD BASEMAN WILL FINISH THE STRIKE-SHORTENED SEASON WITH LEAGUE-LEADING 43 ROUND-TRIPPERS, LOSING A LEGITIMATE OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK BABE RUTH’S MARK OF 60 WHEN THE SEASON PREMATURELY ENDS ON AUGUST 11.

1999       PADRES SHORTSTOP DAMIAN JACKSON SWIPES FIVE BAGS IN THE TEAM’S 8-7 VICTORY AT QUALCOMM STADIUM, ESTABLISHING THE MODERN-DAY ROOKIE RECORD FOR STOLEN BASES. IN 2009, ROCKIES FRESHMAN DEXTER FOWLER MATCHES THE MARK IN A CONTEST THAT ALSO INVOLVES SAN DIEGO.

2000       AFTER GIVING UP 11 RUNS IN THE FIRST FOUR INNINGS, THE ROCKIES STORM BACK TO BEAT SAN FRANCISCO, 17-13. COLORADO THIRD BASEMAN JEFF CIRILLO HITS THREE HOMERS, DOUBLES, DRIVES IN SIX RUNS, AND SCORES FIVE TIMES IN THE COORS FIELD SLUGFEST.

2000       IN LESS THAN SIX SEASONS, THE ROCKIES DRAW THEIR 20 MILLIONTH FAN TO ONE BALLPARK FASTER THAN ANY OTHER TEAM IN MAJOR LEAGUE HISTORY. COLORADO ECLIPSES THE DODGERS’ MARK OF NEEDING NINE YEARS IN TWO STADIUMS TO REACH THE MILESTONE.

2001       AFTER TWENTY SEASONS IN SAN DIEGO, PADRE OUTFIELDER TONY GWYNN ANNOUNCES HE’LL RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON. THE FUTURE HALL OF FAMER HAS THE HIGHEST LIFETIME BATTING AVERAGE (.338) AMONG ALL ACTIVE PLAYERS.

2004       WITH HIS SEVENTH-INNING TRIPLE IN THE PHILLIES’ 14-6 WIN OVER MONTREAL AT CITIZENS BANK PARK, DAVID BELL BECOMES THE EIGHTH PLAYER IN FRANCHISE HISTORY AND THE FIRST SINCE GREGG JEFFERIES IN 1995 TO HIT FOR THE CYCLE. THE PHILADELPHIA THIRD BASEMAN JOINS HIS GRANDFATHER GUS BELL (1951) AS THE ONLY GRANDSON AND GRANDFATHER COMBINATION TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE FEAT.

2006       THE LAST-PLACE PIRATES SET A FRANCHISE RECORD WITH THEIR 13TH CONSECUTIVE DEFEAT, DROPPING A 4-3 DECISION TO WHITE SOX AT PNC PARK. PIE TRAYNOR’S 1939 BUCS HAD HELD THE DUBIOUS MARK, LOSING A DOZEN IN A ROW DURING THEIR 68-85 SIXTH-PLACE FINISH IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.

2006       IN HIS WORST OUTING AS A MET DURING TWO SEASONS WITH THE TEAM, PEDRO MARTINEZ IS ROUTED BY HIS FORMER RED SOX TEAMMATES IN HIS RETURN WHEN THE METS DROP A 10-2 DECISION. THE FENWAY CROWD, WHO CHANTED, “PEDRO! PEDRO!” BEFORE THE GAME, SHOWED THEIR APPRECIATION OF THE DOMINICAN’S HISTORY AS A RED SOX PLAYER WITH A STANDING OVATION DURING YESTERDAY’S VIDEO TRIBUTE WHICH HIGHLIGHTED THE RIGHT-HANDER’S ACHIEVEMENTS WITH BOSTON.

2007       WITH THE THIRD OF HIS FIVE HITS IN THE ASTROS’ 8-5 VICTORY OVER COLORADO AT MINUTE MAID PARK, CRAIG BIGGIO COLLECTS HIS 3000TH HIT TO BECOME THE 27TH MAJOR LEAGUER TO REACH THE PLATEAU, AND THE NINTH PLAYER TO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT PLAYING FOR ONE TEAM. THE HUSTLING HOUSTON SECOND BASEMAN REACHES THE MILESTONE IN THE SEVENTH INNING WITH A SINGLE OFF AARON COOK, TRYING TO STRETCH THE HISTORIC HIT INTO A DOUBLE.

2007       FRANK THOMAS HITS A THREE-RUN HOMER OFF TWINS HURLER CARLOS SILVA IN THE FIRST INNING OF THE BLUE JAYS’ 8-5 LOSS AT THE METRODOME TO BECOME THE 21ST MAJOR LEAGUER TO HIT 500 HOME RUNS. THE ‘BIG HURT,’ WHO HAS HIT 50 HOMERS (10%) AGAINST THE TWINS, ALSO HIT THE FIRST HOME RUN OF HIS CAREER IN MINNESOTA IN 1990.

2008       IN CHAVEZ RAVINE, THE DODGERS, WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF A HIT FOR THE ENTIRE GAME, DEFEAT THE ANGELS, 1-0. THE COMBINED LOSING EFFORT OF HALO HURLERS JERED WEAVER AND JOSE ARREDONDO ISN’T CONSIDERED OFFICIALLY AS A NO-HITTER BECAUSE THE HOME TEAM DIDN’T HAVE TO BAT IN THE NINTH.

2009       MARIANO RIVERA JOINS TREVOR HOFFMAN IN BECOMING ONLY THE SECOND PITCHER TO RECORD 500 MAJOR LEAGUE SAVES. THE RIGHT-HANDED RELIEVER, WHO ALSO REGISTERS HIS FIRST RBI OF HIS 15-YEAR CAREER, REACHES THE MILESTONE BY GETTING THE LAST FOUR OUTS IN THE YANKEES’ 4-2 WIN OVER THE METS AT CITI FIELD.

2010       IN A SCENE REMINISCENT OF DAVE DRAVECKY BREAKING HIS ARM THROWING A BALL TO A BATTER IN 1989, TIGER RELIEVER JOEL ZUMAYA CRUMBLES TO HIS KNEES IN EXTREME PAIN AFTER RELEASING A PITCH IN A GAME AGAINST MINNESOTA AT TARGET FIELD. THE HARD-THROWING RIGHT-HANDER WILL MISS THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON, BUT BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGAMENT DAMAGE TO HIS ELBOW, THE PROGNOSIS FOR NEXT SEASON IS OPTIMISTIC.

2010       THE CUBS PLACE CARLOS ZAMBRANO, SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES FOR HIS RECENT TIRADE AGAINST TEAMMATE DERREK LEE, ON THE RESTRICTED LIST. DOCTORS, MUTUALLY SELECTED BY MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL AND THE PLAYERS’ UNION, WILL EVALUATE THE EXCITABLE RIGHT-HANDER AFTER HIS FIRST-INNING MELTDOWN IN THE VISITORS’ DUGOUT AFTER SURRENDERING FOUR RUNS TO THE WHITE SOX AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD.

2010       THE CUBS HONOR RON SANTO FOR HIS 50 YEARS IN BASEBALL, GIVING THE FORMER THIRD BASEMAN AND CURRENT WGN RADIO ANALYST A “SANTO 50” WHITE FLAG AUTOGRAPHED BY THE PLAYERS AND A PHOTO OF THE WRIGLEY FIELD MARQUEE WITH THE MESSAGE, “THANK YOU, RON, FOR 50 GREAT YEARS.” THE SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD WILL ALSO THROW OUT THE CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH AND SINGS “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME” DURING THE SEVENTH-INNING STRETCH.

2011       AFTER PLAYING 299 GAMES WITHOUT A GRAND SLAM, THE METS HIT TWO BASES FULL HOMERS IN THE SPAN OF SEVEN AT-BATS DURING THEIR 14-3 ROUT OF DETROIT AT COMERICA PARK. JASON BAY BREAKS THE NEARLY TWO-YEAR DROUGHT WITH A FOURTH-INNING ROUND-TRIPPER, AND CARLOS BELTRAN GOES DEEP, SIX BATTERS LATER IN THE FIFTH FRAME.

2012       DURING AN ON-FIELD CEREMONY BEFORE THE GAME AGAINST ARIZONA AT TURNER FIELD, THE BRAVES HONOR CHIPPER JONES, WHO WAS OFFICIALLY INDUCTED INTO THE BRAVES HALL OF FAME EARLIER IN THE DAY. JOINING HANK AARON (44), WARREN SPAHN (21), EDDIE MATHEWS (44), PHIL NIEKRO (35), DALE MURPHY (3), GREG MADDUX (31), TOM GLAVINE (47), JOHN SMOLTZ (29), AND BOBBY COX (6), 40-YEAR-OLD ATLANTA THIRD BASEMAN BECOMES THE TENTH PERSON TO HAVE HIS NUMBER RETIRED BY THE FRANCHISE WITH THE UNVEILING OF HIS JERSEY #10 ON THE OUTFIELD WALL.

2015       STEVEN MATZ, WHO GOES 3-FOR-3 AT THE PLATE, BECOMES THE FIRST PITCHER TO DRIVE IN FOUR RUNS IN HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT, DELIVERING A TWO-RUN DOUBLE IN HIS FIRST AT-BAT AND THEN DRIVING IN ANOTHER PAIR WITH A SIXTH-INNING SINGLE. THE METS’ 24-YEAR-OLD ROOKIE RIGHT-HANDER FROM STONY BROOK, NY, GIVES UP FIVE HITS AND TWO RUNS IN 7.2 INNINGS EN ROUTE TO EARNING HIS FIRST VICTORY WHEN THE METS BEAT CINCINNATI AT CITI FIELD, 7-2.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 28

1887 PHILLIES MOST LOPSIDED SHUT-OUT BEATING INDIANAPOLIS 24-0

1892 PHILLIES TIE CLUB RECORD OF 16 STRAIGHT VICTORIES

1907 NATIONALS STEAL A RECORD 13 BASES OFF CATCHER BRANCH RICKEY

1919 BOSTON RED SOX CARL MAYS PITCHES A COMPLETE DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST NY YANKEES, WINNING 1ST GAME, 2-0, LOSING 2ND GAME, 4-1 (POLO GROUNDS, NYC)

1923 DODGERS LOST 7-0 LEAD, AS PHILLIES SCORE 8 IN BOTTOM OF 9TH

1924 TEST CRICKET UMPIRE DEBUT FOR FRANK CHESTER, V SOUTH AFRICA AT LORD’S

1935 EARL AVERILL’S CONSECUTIVE-GAME STREAK ENDS AT 673

1935 BRITISH OPEN MEN’S GOLF, MUIRFIELD: ALF PERRY WINS HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE, BY 4 SHOTS FROM FELLOW ENGLISHMAN ALF PADGHAM

1939 JOE LOUIS BEATS TONY GALENTO BY TKO AT 2:29 IN ROUND 4 AT YANKEE STADIUM, NYC IN HIS 7TH HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING TITLE DEFENCE

1939 YANKS HIT 13 HRS, SWEEP A’S 23-2 & 10-0

1946 PERMANENT RADIO PLAY-BY-PLAY OF CLEVELAND INDIANS GAMES BEGINS

1953 US OPEN WOMEN’S GOLF, CC OF ROCHESTER: BETSY RAWLS WINS AN 18-HOLE SUNDAY PLAYOFF BY 6 STROKES OVER RUNNER-UP JACKIE PUNG

1971 US SUPREME COURT (8-0) OVERTURNS DRAFT EVASION CONVICTION OF MUHAMMAD ALI

1973 BLACK SPORTS HALL OF FAME FORMS: PAUL ROBESON, ELGIN BAYLOR, JESSE OWENS, JIM BROWN, WILMA RUDOLPH, JOE LOUIS AND ALTHEA GIBSON ELECTED

1975 REIGNING PGA CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER LEE TREVINO AND PLAYING PARTNERS JERRY HEARD, BOBBY NICHOLS, JIM AHERN AND TONY JACKLIN ARE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AT WESTERN OPEN; SUFFER MINOR BURNS

1975 THE SOUTH AFRICAN RUGBY TEAM BEATS FRANCE 33-18 IN PRETORIA

1980 THE SOUTH AFRICAN SPRINGBOK RUGBY TEAM LEAD BY MORNÉ DU PLESSIS BEATS THE BRITISH LIONS 12-10 IN PORT ELIZABETH TO LEAD 3-0 IN THE SERIES

1987 BOSTON OUTFIELDER DON BAYLOR SETS MLB CAREER HIT-BY-PITCH MARK AT 244 WHEN PLUNKED BY RICK RHODEN IN RED SOX, 6-2 WIN OVER NY YANKEES

1993 JACQUES LEMAIRE IS NAMED NJ DEVILS 8TH HEAD COACH

1993 CARLTON FISK, 45, RELEASED BY WHITE SOX, AS ALL TIME LEADER OF MOST GAMES CAUGHT AND MOST HRS BY A CATCHER

1994 NY MET PITCHER DWIGHT GOODEN SUSPENDED FOR 60 DAYS DUE TO DRUG CHARGES

1994 NHL DRAFT: WINDSOR SPITFIRES (OHL) DEFENCEMAN ED JOVANOVSKI FIRST PICK BY FLORIDA PANTHERS

1995 NJ DEVILS STANLEY CUP VICTORY PARTY, ADMIDST RUMOURS THEY WERE MOVING TO NASHVILLE, GOALIE CHRIS TERRERI HOLDS UP “NASHVILLE? NO WAY!” SIGN

1995 NBA DRAFT: MARYLAND POWER FORWARD JOE SMITH FIRST PICK BY GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

2000 NBA DRAFT: CINCINNATI POWER FORWARD KENYON MARTIN FIRST PICK BY NEW JERSEY NETS

2005 NBA DRAFT: UTAH CENTER ANDREW BOGUT FIRST PICK BY MILWAUKEE BUCKS

2006 NBA DRAFT: BENETTON TREVISO (ITALY) POWER FORWARD ANDREA BARGNANI FIRST PICK BY TORONTO RAPTORS

2007 CRAIG BIGGIO OF THE HOUSTON ASTROS BECOMES THE 27TH MEMBER OF THE 3000 HIT CLUB, GOING 5 FOR 5 AGAINST THE COLORADO ROCKIES

2007 NBA DRAFT: OHIO STATE CENTER GREG ODEN FIRST PICK BY PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

2012 NBA DRAFT: KENTUCKY CENTER ANTHONY DAVIS FIRST PICK NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

2015 US SENIOR OPEN MEN’S GOLF, DEL PASO CC: JEFF MAGGERT SHOOTS FINAL ROUND 65 (-5) TO WIN BY 2 STROKES FROM DEFENDING CHAMPION COLIN MONTGOMERIE OF SCOTLAND

TV TUESDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
MINNESOTA AT CLEVELAND1:10PMBALLY SPORTS
ATLANTA AT PHILADELPHIA7:05PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-PHI
OAKLAND AT NY YANKEES7:05PMNBCS-CA
YES
PITTSBURGH AT WASHINGTON7:05PMATTSN-PIT
MASN/2
BOSTON AT TORONTO7:07PMNESN
SPORTSNET
HOUSTON AT NY METS7:10PMTBS
ATTSN-SW
SNY
MILWAUKEE AT TAMPA BAY7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
MINNESOTA AT CLEVELAND7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
MIAMI AT ST. LOUIS7:45PMBALLY SPORTS
CINCINNATI AT CHI. CUBS8:05PMBALLY SPORTS
MARQ
TEXAS AT KANSAS CITY8:10PMBALLY SPORTS
LA DODGERS AT COLORADO8:40PMSPORTSNET
ATTSN-RM
CHI. WHITE SOX AT LA ANGELS9:38PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
NBCS-CHI
SAN DIEGO AT ARIZONA9:40PMBALLY SPORTS
DETROIT AT SAN FRANCISCO9:45PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
NBCS-BAY
BALTIMORE AT SEATTLE10:10PMMASN/2
ROOT SPORTS
SOCCERTIME ETTV
COPA LIBERTADORES: EMELEC VS ATLÉTICO MINEIRO6:15PMBEIN SPORTS
COPA LIBERTADORES: ATHLETICO-PR VS LIBERTAD8:30PMBEIN SPORTS
COPA LIBERTADORES: CORINTHIANS VS BOCA JUNIORS8:30PMBEIN SPORTS
WOMEN’S FRIENDLY: USA VS COLOMBIA10:00PMESPN
TENNISTIME ETTV
WIMBLEDON6:00AMESPN
WIMBLEDON11:00AMESPN
WNBATIME ETTV
ATLANTA AT WASHINGTON7:00PMESPN2

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES5420.73032 – 922 – 1126 – 1217 – 58 – 36 – 4W 2
BOSTON4232.5681220 – 1622 – 167 – 1512 – 719 – 78 – 2L 1
TORONTO4132.56212.522 – 1419 – 1813 – 1410 – 914 – 54 – 6W 1
TAMPA BAY4032.5561325 – 1515 – 1712 – 136 – 912 – 95 – 5W 3
BALTIMORE3540.46719.518 – 1717 – 2315 – 1910 – 115 – 67 – 3W 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA4233.56023 – 1719 – 1611 – 919 – 129 – 75 – 5W 3
CLEVELAND3633.522316 – 1420 – 195 – 814 – 109 – 84 – 6L 5
CHI WHITE SOX3438.4726.516 – 2118 – 1714 – 1510 – 126 – 84 – 6L 1
DETROIT2844.38912.518 – 2210 – 227 – 1411 – 143 – 104 – 6L 1
KANSAS CITY2646.36114.513 – 2413 – 224 – 911 – 177 – 125 – 5L 3
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON4527.62520 – 1125 – 165 – 813 – 321 – 127 – 3L 1
TEXAS3537.4861017 – 2018 – 175 – 88 – 615 – 186 – 4W 1
LA ANGELS3640.4741120 – 2216 – 186 – 148 – 417 – 146 – 4W 2
SEATTLE3441.45312.515 – 1919 – 226 – 157 – 617 – 155 – 5L 2
OAKLAND2550.33321.58 – 2817 – 228 – 139 – 156 – 173 – 7L 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS4727.63524 – 1023 – 1724 – 97 – 313 – 106 – 4L 1
ATLANTA4232.568524 – 1718 – 1513 – 1012 – 813 – 115 – 5L 1
PHILADELPHIA3935.527819 – 1720 – 1812 – 164 – 216 – 116 – 4W 2
MIAMI3339.4581319 – 1614 – 2318 – 142 – 59 – 145 – 5L 1
WASHINGTON2848.3682013 – 2615 – 226 – 248 – 79 – 115 – 5W 2
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE4233.56019 – 1523 – 1811 – 1324 – 133 – 57 – 3W 2
ST. LOUIS4234.5530.523 – 1519 – 195 – 622 – 149 – 55 – 5W 1
PITTSBURGH2944.3971217 – 2012 – 243 – 613 – 2312 – 94 – 6L 4
CHI CUBS2845.3841313 – 2515 – 203 – 316 – 197 – 145 – 5W 1
CINCINNATI2547.34715.512 – 2313 – 243 – 510 – 168 – 212 – 8W 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS4527.62520 – 1225 – 1511 – 911 – 514 – 96 – 4L 1
SAN DIEGO4530.6001.521 – 1624 – 1412 – 919 – 1013 – 104 – 6L 2
SAN FRANCISCO3933.542620 – 1619 – 1714 – 138 – 911 – 94 – 6L 1
ARIZONA3341.4461318 – 2115 – 2012 – 1010 – 115 – 164 – 6W 1
COLORADO3242.4321420 – 1912 – 238 – 196 – 412 – 115 – 5W 1

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