MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
HOUSTON 4 COLORADO 1
PHILADELPHIA 3 TAMPA BAY 1
SEATTLE 6 SAN FRANCISCO 0
SAN DIEGO 8 LA ANGELS 5
CLEVELAND 6 ATLANTA 5 (10)
NY YANKEES 8 BALTIMORE 4
TEXAS 6 BOSTON 2
MINNESOTA 9 KANSAS CITY 3
OAKLAND 1 DETROIT 0 (10)
TORONTO 4 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3
CINCINNATI 8 WASHINGTON 4
MIAMI 15 ST. LOUIS 2
CHICAGO CUBS 7 MILWAUKEE 6 (11)
NY METS 8 ARIZONA 5
PITTSBURGH 9 LA DODGERS 7
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 8 MEMPHIS 5
FT. WAYNE 8 WEST MICHIGAN 7
PEORIA 9 SOUTH BEND 5
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
LA 2 LAFC 1
MIAMI 2 COLUMBUS 2
ORLANDO 4 TORONTO 0
DC 1 DALLAS 0
COLORADO AT PORTLAND POSTPONED
2023 INDIANA FOOTBALL “CONFERENCE INDIANA” SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, AUG. 18
COLUMBUS EAST AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, 7 PM
DECATUR CENTRAL AT COLUMBUS NORTH, 7 PM
MOORESVILLE AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH, 7 PM
NORTHVIEW AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH, 7 PM
PLAINFIELD AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH, 7 PM
SOUTHPORT AT RONCALLI, 7 PM
FRIDAY, AUG. 25
BEDFORD NL AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH, 7 PM
COLUMBUS NORTH AT COLUMBUS EAST, 7 PM
MARTINSVILLE AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, 7 PM
PERRY MERIDIAN AT SOUTHPORT, 7 PM
TERRE HAUTE NORTH AT CRISPUS ATTUCKS, 7:30 PM
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH AT FLOYD CENTRAL, 7 PM
FRIDAY, SEP. 1
BLOOMINGTON NORTH AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH ©, 7 PM
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH ©, 7:30 PM
SOUTHPORT AT COLUMBUS NORTH ©, 7 PM
FRIDAY, SEP. 8
BLOOMINGTON NORTH AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH ©, 7 PM
COLUMBUS NORTH AT RONCALLI, 7 PM
PIKE AT SOUTHPORT, 7 PM
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH ©, 7 PM
FRIDAY, SEP. 15
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH ©, 7:30 PM
BISHOP CHATARD AT COLUMBUS NORTH, 7 PM
SOUTHPORT AT BEECH GROVE, 7 PM
TERRE HAUTE NORTH AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH ©, 7 PM
FRIDAY, SEP. 22
BLOOMINGTON NORTH AT NEW ALBANY, 7 PM
COLUMBUS NORTH AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH ©, 7:30 PM
NORTHVIEW AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH, 7 PM
SOUTHPORT AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH ©, 7 PM
FRIDAY, SEP. 29
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH AT COLUMBUS NORTH ©, 7 PM
BREBEUF JESUIT AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH, 7:30 PM
COLUMBUS EAST AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH, 7 PM
TERRE HAUTE NORTH AT SOUTHPORT ©, 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, OCT. 6
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH AT BREBEUF JESUIT, 7:30 PM
COLUMBUS NORTH AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH ©, 7 PM
SOUTHPORT AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH ©, 7:30 PM
TERRE HAUTE NORTH AT GUERIN, 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, OCT. 13
BLOOMINGTON NORTH AT SOUTHPORT ©, 7 PM
SEYMOUR AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, 7 PM
TERRE HAUTE NORTH AT BREBEUF JESUIT, 7:30 PM
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH AT COLUMBUS NORTH ©, 7:30 PM
TOP RETURNING HIGH SCHOOL QB’S IN INDIANA (YARDS PASSING)
JACKSON WILLIS, INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN, 4,169, 55TD, 6INT, .71%, 144QBR
BRAXTON BIRNER, MACONAQUAH, 2,779, 31TD 7INT, .65%, 108QBR
JACE STUCKEY, TRITON CENTRAL, 2,657, 23TD, 6INT, .67%, 123QBR
DANNY O’NEIL, CATHEDRAL, 2,654, 32TD, 7INT, .63%, 112QBR
THOMAS GOTKOWSKI, BEN DAVIS, 2,341, 24TD, 8INT, .63%, 103QBR
OWEN WANNER, SOUTH ADAMS, 2,330, 30TD, 6INT, .59%, 113QBR
DASH KING, BLOOMINGTON NORTH, 2,329, 28TD, 12INT, .65%, 101QBR
CHRISTIAN KRAMER, NORTH PUTNAM, 2,278, 20TD, 12INT, .65%, 100QBR
TYLER CHERRY, CENTER GROVE, 2,269, 22TD, 5INT, .65%, 125QBR
ADAM PAUL KUNKEL, SOUTH DEARBORN, 2,253, 19TD, 10INT, .56%, 81QBR
JOE WIDMER, BENTON CENTRAL, 2,213, 16TD, 7INT, .60%, 83QBR
JIMMY SULLIVAN, CARROLL, 2,203, 27TD, 27TD, 7INT, .65%, 110QBR
WYATT MONCRIEF, COVINGTON, 2,156, 20TD, 11INT, .52%, 83QBR
MASON REYNOLDS, AVON, 2,111, 16TD, 8INT, .50%, 81QBR
ELI EDWARDS, EASTERN, 2,072, 25TD, 8INT, .70%, 124QBR
MASON MOULTON, YORKTOWN, 2,067, 19TD, 20INT, .57%, 72QBR
DJ GORDON, PARK TUDOR, 2,065, 32TD, 3INT, .67%, 139QBR
MARK ROWLAND, BOONE GROVE, 2,064 25TD, 13INT, .57%, 87QBR
BRET PERRY, SEYMOUR, 1,930, 18TD, 2INT, .57%, 105QBR
BROCK KNEPP, NORTH DAVIESS 1,865, 17TD, 10INT, .67%, 102QBR
HUNTER NEWELL, PLAINFIELD, 1,850, 16TD, 12INT, .58%, 79QBR
2023 BALL STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
SEPT. 2 (SAT.) AT KENTUCKY
SEPT. 9 (SAT.) AT GEORGIA
SEPT. 16 (SAT.) VS. INDIANA STATE (FAMILY WEEKEND)
SEPT. 23 (SAT.) VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
SEPT. 30 (SAT.) AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
OCT. 7 (SAT.) AT EASTERN MICHIGAN
OCT. 14 (SAT.) VS. TOLEDO
OCT. 21 (SAT.) VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN (HOMECOMING)
NOV. 1 (WED.) AT BOWLING GREEN
NOV. 7 (TUE.) AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS
NOV. 18 (SAT.) VS. KENT STATE
NOV. 25 (SAT.) VS. MIAMI
DEC. 2 (SAT.) MAC CHAMPIONSHIP (DETROIT, MICH.)
COLTS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26 – 10-11 A.M.
SATURDAY, AUG. 5 – 6-7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUG. 6 – 2-3:45 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUG. 5 – 6-7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUG. 6 – 2-3:45 P.M.
TUESDAY, AUG. 8 – 9-10:30 A.M.
THURSDAY, AUG. 10 – 9-10 A.M.
TUESDAY, AUG. 15 – 9-10 A.M.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16 – 6-8 P.M.
THURSDAY, AUG. 17 – 6-8 P.M.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — REINSTATED C JAMES MCCANN FROM THE 10-DAY IL. RECALLED LHP BRUCE ZIMMERMANN FROM NORFOLK (IL). PLACED LHP CIONEL PEREZ ON THE 15-DAY IL, RETROACTIVE TO JULY 3. OPTIONED RHP CHRIS VALLIMONT TO NORFOLK.
BOSTON RED SOX — PLACED RHP GARRETT WHITLOCK ON THE 15-DAY IL, RETROACTIVE TO JULY 3. PLACED LHP JAMES PAXTON ON THE PATERNITY LEAVE LIST. RECALLED LHP BRANDON WALTER AND RHP TAYLOR SCOTT FROM WORCESTER (IL). SENT SS YU CHANG AND 3B PABLO REYES TO WORCESTER (IL) ON REHAB ASSIGNMENTS.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX — RECALLED OF OSCAR COLAS FROM CHARLOTTE (IL). OPTIONED OF CLINT FRAZIER TO CHARLOTTE. RECALLED OF OSCAR COLAS FROM CHARLOTTE.
CLEVELAND GUARDIANS — SENT RHP PEYTON BATTENFIELD TO AKRON (EL) ON A REHAB ASSIGNMENT.
DETROIT TIGERS — PLACED LHP TYLER ALEXANDER ON THE 60-DAY IL, RETROACTIVE TO JULY 3. REINSTATED LHP TARIK SKUBAL FROM THE 60-DAY IL.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — REINSTATED 2B MICHAEL MASSEY FROM THE 10-DAY IL. RECALLED RHP JONATHAN HEASLEY FROM OMAHA (IL). OPTIONED LHP AUSTIN COX AND 2B SAMAD TAYLOR TO OMAHA.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS — RECALLED OF JO ADELL AND RHP GERARDO REYES FROM SALT LAKE (PCL). PLACED OF MIKE TROUT ON THE 10-DAY IL. OPTIONED RHP VICTOR MEDEROS TO SALT LAKE.
MINNESOTA TWINS — REINSTATED RHP JORGE LOPEZ FROM THE 15-DAY IL. OPTIONED LHP BRENT HEADRICK TO ST. PAUL.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — REINSTATED C MANNY PINA FROM THE 60-DAY IL, RETROACTIVE TO JULY 2. PLACED C CARLOS PEREZ ON THE 10-DAY IL, RETROACTIVE TO JULY 2. OPTIONED OF CONNER CAPEL TO LAS VEGAS (PCL). DESIGNATED RHP CHAD SMITH FOR ASSIGNMENT. RECALLED SS NICK ALLEN FROM LAS VEGAS.
TAMPA BAY RAYS — SENT RHP ANDREW KITTREDGE TO THE FLORIDA COMPLEX LEAGUE (FCL) ON A REHAB ASSIGNMENT. REINSTATED 2B BRANDON LOW FROM THE 10-DAY IL.
TEXAS RANGERS — PLACED LHP ANDREW HEANEY ON THE PATERNITY LEAVE LIST. RECALLED LHP JOHN KING FROM ROUND ROCK (PCL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — SENT LHP HYUN JIN RYU TO THE FLORIDA COMPLEX LEAGUE FCL ON A REHAB ASSIGNMENT.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — SENT RHP COLE SULSER TO THE ARIZONA COMPLEX LEAGUE (ACL) ON A REHAB ASSIGNMENT.
CHICAGO CUBS — PLACED INF NICK MADRIGAL ON THE 10-DAY IL. REINSTATED INF PATRICK WISDOM FROM THE 10-DAY IL. SELECTED THE CONTRACT OF RHP DANIEL PALENCIA FROM IOWA (IL). OPTIONED RHP HAYDEN WESNESKI. TRANSFERRED RHP BRAD BROXBERGER TO THE 60-DAY IL.
CINCINNATI REDS — SELECTED THE CONTRACT OF RHP BRETT KENNEDY FROM LOUISVILLE (IL). OPTIONED OF STUART FAIRCHILD TO LOUISVILLE. SENT RHP ALEC MILLS OUTRIGHT TO LOUISVILLE.
COLORADO ROCKIES — RECALLED INF ALAN TREJO FROM ALBUQUERQUE (PCL). OPTIONED INF COCO MONTES TO ALBUQUERQUE. AGREED TO TERMS WITH RHP KYLE JOHNSON ON A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT.
MIAMI MARLINS — PLACED LHP ANDREW NARDI ON THE 15-DAY IL. RECALLED RHP GEORGE SORIANO FROM JACKSONVILLE (IL).
NEW YORK METS — ACTIVATED RHP TREVOR GOTT. SELECTED THE CONTRACT OF OF DJ STEWART. OPTIONED RHP JEFF BRIGHAM AND INF DANNY MENDICK TO SYRACUSE (IL). DESIGNATED RHP DENYI REYES FOR ASSIGNMENT.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — SENT LHP JOSE HERNANDEZ INDIANAPOLIS (IL) ON REHAB ASSIGNMENT.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — AGREED TO TERMS WITH RHP GUANCHI MARTINEZ ON A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — DESIGNATED DH NELSON CRUZ FOR ASSIGNMENT. PLACED RHP MICHAEL WACHA ON THE 15-DAY IL, RETROACTIVE TO JULY 2. SENT C LUIS CAMPUSANO TO THE ARIZONA COMPLEX LEAGUE (ACL) ON A REHAB ASSIGNMENT. OPTIONED RHP DOMINGO TAPIA TO EL PASO (PCL). RECALLED SS MATTHEW BATTEN, LHP JOSE CASTILLO AND RHP MATT WALDRON FROM EL PASO (PCL).
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — REINSTATED LHP SCOTT ALEXANDER FROM THE 15-DAY IL. OPTIONED OF BRYCE JOHNSON TO SACRAMENTO (PCL).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
PHOENIX SUNS — SIGNED FS KEITA BATES-DIOP AND YUTA WATANABE, C DREW EUBANKS AND F/C CHIMEZIE METU.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
PORTLAND TIMBERS — SIGNED D TYLER CLEGG AND M VICTOR GRIFFITH TO SHORT-TERM AGREEMENTS.
TOP NATIONAL RELEASES/HEADLINES
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB ROUNDUP: MARINERS’ LOGAN GILBERT SHUTS OUT GIANTS
Logan Gilbert pitched Seattle’s first complete-game shutout in almost four years, Mike Ford and AJ Pollock supported the right-hander with home runs and the visiting Mariners made it two in a row over the San Francisco Giants with a 6-0 victory on Tuesday.
Gilbert (6-5) needed just 105 pitches to blank the Giants on five hits without walking a batter. He struck out seven while becoming the first Mariner to throw a nine-inning shutout since Yusei Kikuchi accomplished the feat on Aug. 18, 2019.
Ford finished 4-for-5 with two doubles, a single and his home run for Seattle, which matched its season-best streak with a fourth straight win.
The shutout loss was the eighth of the year for the Giants, whose four-game losing streak is one shy of their season-worst skid. J.D. Davis had two of San Francisco’s five hits.
Padres 8, Angels 5
Xander Bogaerts and Jake Cronenworth hit back-to-back homers off Shohei Ohtani and Joe Musgrove allowed one run in seven innings as the Padres defeated Los Angeles in San Diego.
Cronenworth and Bogaerts each finished with three RBIs for a second straight game. The 4-5-6 hitters in the Padres’ batting order — Manny Machado, Bogaerts and Cronenworth — went 8-for-10 with two home runs, two doubles, two walks, seven RBIs and five runs.
Before the game, the Angels announced All-Star center fielder Mike Trout will miss four to eight weeks with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand. Then Ohtani (blister on right middle finger) and third baseman Anthony Rendon (left shin contusion) departed due to injuries.
Reds 8, Nationals 4
Jonathan India homered twice, Brett Kennedy was a winner in his return to the majors and the visiting Cincinnati defeated the Washington in the annual July 4th game at Nationals Park.
Nick Senzel added a three-run homer for the Reds, who have won six of seven and 18 of 22. Elly De La Cruz and Spencer Steer had four hits each and the Reds stole six bases. India finished 3-for-6 with three RBIs and three runs.
Kennedy (1-0), who hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2018, was called up from Triple-A Louisville and went five-plus innings, allowing four runs on five hits.
Yankees 8, Orioles 4
Giancarlo Stanton hit a tiebreaking RBI single with two outs in the fifth inning and host New York pulled away late for a victory over slumping Baltimore.
Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer off Kyle Gibson (8-6) two batters into the bottom of the first and scored on Stanton’s go-ahead hit. Jose Trevino ignited a three-run seventh with a solo homer off Nick Vespi.
Booed before and during each at-bat, former Yankee Aaron Hicks hit a solo homer and Adam Frazier hit a game-tying two-run homer in the fifth off Clarke Schmidt (4-6), but ultimately the Orioles lost for the sixth time in seven games.
A’s 1, Tigers 0 (10 innings)
Ryan Noda drove in the game’s lone run with a two-out single in the 10th inning as visiting Oakland edged Detroit.
Oakland had just two hits, but its pitching staff held Detroit at bay. Shintaro Fujinami (5-7) struck out three in an inning of relief to get the win. Trevor May collected his sixth save.
Oakland starter JP Sears lasted a career-high 7 1/3 innings, scattering five hits and striking out four without issuing a walk. Detroit starter Tarik Skubal made his season debut and didn’t allow a hit or walk in four innings.
Twins 9, Royals 3
Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs and Donovan Solano had a home run, hit two doubles and scored three times to lead Minnesota over Kansas City in Minneapolis.
Byron Buxton also homered, had three hits and scored three times for the Twins, who moved back over the .500 mark with their fourth win in five games. Alex Kirilloff added a two-run single.
Bobby Witt Jr. homered and had two hits for the Royals, which lost for the eighth time in their past nine meetings with Minnesota.
Marlins 15, Cardinals 2
Jesus Sanchez drove in four runs and Jesus Luzardo pitched six scoreless innings, leading host Miami to a drubbing of St. Louis.
Sanchez went 3-for-6, including a three-run homer. Garrett Cooper went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a homer, and Jorge Soler went 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBIs and two doubles for the Marlins.
The Cardinals, who have lost five of the past seven games, managed nine hits. However, four of those hits came in the ninth against Marlins catcher Jacob Stallings, who was put in to save Miami’s pitching staff.
Cubs 7, Brewers 6 (11 innings)
After coughing up a late four-run lead, Chicago rallied in the 11th inning to pick up a victory at Milwaukee.
Cody Bellinger scored on Nico Hoerner’s infield single in the top of the 11th before Owen Miller was thrown out at the plate in the bottom half of the inning after a Brice Turang flyout for a game-ending double play.
The 11th-inning sequence compensated for a late-game collapse, as the Cubs gave up a 6-2 lead by surrendering two runs in both the eighth and ninth.
Mets 8, Diamondbacks 5
Starling Marte had two hits, including a three-run home run, and Max Scherzer struck out nine to lead New York over Arizona in Phoenix.
Scherzer (8-2) improved to 9-0 in his career against the Diamondbacks after allowing four runs in six innings. A combined six home runs, including three served up by Scherzer, accounted for nine of the game’s runs.
Rookie Corbin Carroll put the Diamondbacks ahead 1-0 in the first inning with his 18th home run of the season, and Christian Walker and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth. Brandon Nimmo and Francisco Alvarez later went deep for the Mets.
Guardians 6, Braves 5 (10 innings)
Cleveland catcher David Fry made a run-saving tag at home plate in the top of the 10th and then drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the inning as the Guardians walked off with a victory over visiting Atlanta.
Ozzie Albies hit two home runs, including a blast in the top of the ninth off Cleveland closer Emmanuel Clase that tied the game at 5-5, as the Braves had their season-best winning streak snapped at nine.
Clase was vying for what would have been his major-league-leading 25th save, but instead was stuck with his seventh blown save of the season. Shane Bieber lasted just 4 2/3 innings for the Guardians, giving up four runs.
Phillies 3, Rays 1
Aaron Nola outdueled former Philadelphia teammate Zach Eflin to lead the Phillies to their first win over Tampa Bay in the past eight meetings, beating the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Over 7 1/3 innings, Nola (8-5) allowed a solo home run and four singles, striking out a season-high-tying 12 and walking one.
Bryce Harper and Bryson Stott each went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run as Philadelphia topped the Rays for the first time since April 15, 2018.
Rangers 6, Red Sox 2
Mitch Garver hit a three-run home run and Dane Dunning pitched six strong innings as visiting Texas opened a three-game series against Boston with a victory.
Garver reached base four times — also doubling and walking twice — and had four RBIs in the win. Dunning (8-1) limited Boston to a run on six hits.
It was a bullpen game for the Red Sox, who used six pitchers. Kaleb Ort (1-2) gave up two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning and took the loss. Jarren Duran, Masataka Yoshida, Justin Turner and Christian Arroyo each had two hits for Boston.
Astros 4, Rockies 1
Brandon Bielak logged seven shutout innings in his first start in two-plus weeks as host Houston downed Colorado.
Bielak (4-4), recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday, produced his first scoreless start of the season while recording a career-best 21 outs.
Kris Bryant hit a solo home run in the ninth for the Rockies, who took their ninth consecutive road loss.
OHTANI LEAVES ANGELS GAME WITH BLISTER, SAYS HE DOESN’T PLAN TO PITCH IN ALL-STAR GAME
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It appears Major League Baseball just lost one of its biggest attractions at the All-Star Game: Shohei Ohtani on the mound.
Ohtani said he doesn’t expect to pitch in next week’s showcase after leaving the Los Angeles Angels’ 8-5 loss to the San Diego Padres with a blister on the middle finger of his right hand Tuesday.
“It’s going to be pretty tough. As of now I’m planning on not pitching,” Ohtani said through an interpreter.
The two-way superstar could still play a significant role if he’s healthy enough to remain the starting designated hitter for the American League next Tuesday in Seattle.
Ohtani exited on the mound against the Padres in the sixth inning. When his spot in the lineup at DH came up in the ninth, he was replaced by a pinch-hitter.
“When I came out of the game I was kind of in the moment, so we will see about going forward the next few days,” Ohtani said. “On the pitching side, I have like nine, 10 days until the next start so hopefully I will heal in time.”
Ohtani was pulled after giving up consecutive home runs to Xander Bogaerts and Jake Cronenworth with none out in the sixth.
The right-hander’s start had been pushed back a day due to a cracked fingernail. His velocity was down Tuesday, and he left trailing 5-1.
“It was hard for me to put full pressure on it,” Ohtani said.
He left his previous start as a pitcher but remained in the game as the DH and homered, giving him 10 strikeouts and two home runs in a 4-2 win against the Chicago White Sox.
“It’s my understanding they put an acrylic nail on there because of where it was cracked and it might have just irritated the skin on the side of the finger,” Angels manager Phil Nevin said. “It felt like he just didn’t have command of his pitches going into the sixth and we talked about it and he felt good and warmed up and he gave me a thumbs up.”
Asked if the blister would hamper Ohtani’s ability to bat, Nevin said: “I don’t think so. It’s just the tip of the middle finger and I think he’s going to be OK.”
Ohtani’s exit came several hours after the Angels learned they’ll be without fellow All-Star slugger Mike Trout for several weeks because of a broken left wrist.
Ohtani became a two-way All-Star for the third straight year when he was picked for the AL pitching staff by players on Sunday, 10 days after fans voted him to start at designated hitter. Also on Sunday, Ohtani and Trout homered in the same game for the 30th time, helping the Angels beat Arizona 5-2.
MIKE TROUT HAS A BROKEN LEFT WRIST. IT’S NOT KNOWN IF THE ANGELS STAR NEEDS SURGERY
SAN DIEGO (AP) — All-Star outfielder Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels said he anticipates returning this season despite a broken left wrist suffered when he fouled off a pitch Monday night.
“Of course,” Trout said Tuesday, a few hours after the Angels announced he was placed on the 10-day injured list with broken hamate.
“I’ve had other guys reach out who’ve had this surgery before, or had this injury before. I don’t know if it’s going to need surgery or not. We’ll know in the next couple of days, I guess. Some guys came back in four weeks, some guys take a little longer just to see how their body heals.”
The slugger fouled off a 0-1 pitch from Nick Martinez leading off the eighth inning and immediately shook his left arm. Angels manager Phil Nevin and a trainer came out to check on the slugger and he left the game.
“I kind of knew it wasn’t good. It’s another freak thing,” Trout said. “It’s nothing crazy serious, so obviously I’m going to miss a little bit of time, but it’s not season-ending.”
Trout, a three-time AL MVP, was selected to his 11th All-Star team on Sunday and 10th straight as a starter. He was hitting .263 with 18 home runs and 44 RBIs.
Trout said he had been feeling well before the injury and that it’s going to be tough to miss the All-Star Game.
“I was really looking forward to it,” he said. “It’s frustrating.”
Nevin said the team was going to get one more medical opinion on Trout’s wrist, “but usually these things need to be fixed. To be quite honest, when I went out there, I kind of had an idea. I’ve had players before that have done this, the feelings he had.
“When you feel something go or anything like that, you worry about a lot of things, but thankfully it’s a bone,” Nevin said. “It’s not a ligament or anything like that. Guys have come back from this and did fine and played. Mike will be back with us at some point this year. I know he’s hungry. I also know he’s hurting, too. It’s tough to see.”
Nevin said Mickey Moniak and Jo Adell will fill in for Trout in center field. Adell was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, along with right-hander Gerardo Reyes. Moniak started Tuesday against Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove. Moniak grew up in northern San Diego County and was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 amateur draft, by Philadelphia.
“Today Mickey’s out there and he’s certainly been the guy who’s gone out there when Mike’s gone down before,” Nevin said. “I think somebody joked that I’ve given Mike six days off this year and we’ve won all six games, so we shouldn’t be so upset right now.”
Nevin said he spoke with players and the coaching staff to reassure them that the Angels are still in good shape. They’re three games above .500 and in third place in the AL West, six games behind the Texas Rangers and three games out of the third wild-card spot.
Nevin said he doesn’t want two-way star Shohei Ohtani, who leads the majors with 31 homes, “to try to do too much. Obviously everybody’s like, ‘Well you’ve still got Shohei.’ He’s going to get his pitches to hit. You can’t walk him every time. He’s going to go up and take quality at-bats and not try to do too much.”
CUBS MANAGER DAVID ROSS RIPS UMPIRE AND CRITICIZES DECISION TO CLOSE ROOF IN MILWAUKEE
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Infuriated about the plate umpire and the ballpark roof, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross let loose after Tuesday’s wild extra-inning win over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cubs blew a late four-run lead but rebounded to beat the Brewers 7-6 in 11 innings when left fielder Ian Happ threw out two runners at the plate in extra innings. Ross praised his team’s resiliency, but many of his postgame comments focused on a series of “frustrating” events throughout the game.
With Cubs All-Star Dansby Swanson at the plate in the 11th, first base coach Mike Napoli was ejected for arguing ball-strike calls made by plate umpire Erich Bacchus. After Napoli trudged off the field to applause from the Cubs dugout, Ross came onto the field to argue with Bacchus and also was ejected.
“Guys were starting to get frustrated,” Ross said. “I know it’s not an easy job but some of the pitches that got called (strikes) weren’t even close.”
Ross was perturbed that Bacchus prematurely called out Swanson when there were only two strikes, and he felt a Brewers baserunner had interfered with a throw earlier in the game that allowed a run to score.
In the sixth, with the Cubs leading 4-1, Christian Yelich singled with one out and stole second. William Contreras hit a squibber in front of the plate for what was ruled an infield single, with Yelich scoring on an errant throw that skipped into right field. The play led to a heated argument between Ross and Bacchus over whether Contreras got in the way of the throw to first from catcher Miguel Amaya.
Ross’ displeasure didn’t end there. He also questioned why the Brewers closed the retractable roof at American Family Field on a mostly sunny afternoon.
“They were closing the roof to get rid of the shadows late,” Ross said. “It was really frustrating.”
When asked if it was permissible for the Brewers to close the roof without a weather-related issue, Ross responded with a profanity-laced answer.
“There were so many things today that I thought weren’t good,” he said. “I’ve got terrible language today. I apologize.”
Cubs second baseman Nico Hoerner, who was on first base in the 11th after driving in the go-ahead run with an infield single, said he, too, was upset with many of the umpires’ calls, especially the strike-three call on Swanson.
“From my vantage point, I was frustrated with that call and how the game had been,” Hoerner said. “But Napoli took care of it from there.”
ONE MONTH INTO TOE INJURY, AARON JUDGE BEGINS HITTING OFF A TEE BUT SAYS HE’S UNABLE TO RUN
One month into his recovery from a torn ligament in his right toe, Aaron Judge has started hitting off a tee but said Tuesday he is still unable to run.
“I got to be able to run,” Judge said before the Yankees continued a four-game series with the Orioles. “If I can run then I can play. Me running at 10 percent ain’t going to help anybody out there.”
Judge said being able to put weight on his backfoot is the biggest factor in how fast he can return from an injury that is unusual for a baseball player.
“Besides running it’s me being able to put 270 pounds on one leg when I’m hitting,” Judge said. “Once we build up that strength and get the pain and all that all out of there, we’re going to be in a good spot. I understand you’re going to deal with some pain coming back so it’s just about getting to a point where it’s tolerable and we’re not setting ourselves back here.”
Monday marked one month since Judge got hurt when he crashed into the right-field wall at Dodger Stadium while making a catch on a drive by J.D. Martinez. Judge had hoped to start baseball activities shortly after receiving a second platelet-rich plasma injection June 20, but he only recently has started playing catch and taking light swings.
“When it’s right and when he’s able to go, he’ll be able to go,” manager Aaron Boone said. “I’m confident he’ll be able to do it at the level we’re accustomed to seeing. So I do feel like he’s making really good progress in that regard but from a time standpoint it will take as long as it needs to where he’s able to go out there and be Aaron Judge.”
Judge was elected in the fan vote as a starter to the All-Star Game, but said he is unsure if he will head to Seattle next week.
“We’re close to coming back and maybe it’s best not to go and maybe we’ll focus on doing some rehab stuff if we’re not close,” Judge said. “Probably best to stay back and get some work in, so I don’t know.
“Just have a couple of more people to talk to about that, talk to the trainers and doctors and see where we’re at.”
Judge set an American League record with 62 home runs last year. He is hitting .291 with 19 homers and 40 RBIs in the first season of a $360 million, nine-year contract he agreed to during the offseason.
The Yankees are 12-13 since losing Judge to a second injured list stint. New York is 30-19 with the 2022 AL MVP, who also missed 10 games earlier this season with a right hip strain sustained trying to steal third base in Minnesota on his 31st birthday on April 26.
WHITE SOX RECALL TOP PROSPECT OSCAR COLÁS FROM TRIPLE-A, CONFIDENT HE’LL PERFORM BETTER THIS TIME
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox recalled top prospect Oscar Colás from Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, confident the Cuban outfielder will perform better than he did at the start of the season.
The 24-year-old rookie made the opening day roster, only to get sent down after struggling. He hit .211 with a homer and seven RBIs in 25 games in his first stint in the majors.
Colás had been excelling at Charlotte, with a .293 average, nine home runs and 29 RBIs in 48 games. He was on a tear with an eight-game hitting streak, going 13 of 33 with six homers in that stretch.
General manager Rick Hahn said it wasn’t just the production. His work ethic also impressed the organization.
“His pregame prep, his preparing for the pitchers, really just having a purposeful workday that has put him in a better position to succeed both offensively and defensively has been what has really stood out the most,” Hahn said. “It’s translated to him doing more damage at the plate recently and also make some better swing decisions. Hopefully, that translates here over the next several games as we lead up to the break.”
The White Sox signed Colás in January 2022. He excelled in the minors last season and showed enough in spring training to open this year with the major league club. Manager Pedro Grifol said Colás will play just about every day.
“When we sent him down, we sent him down with a specific plan,” Grifol said. “He’s gotta improve as a baserunner, he’s gotta improve in the outfield, throwing to the right bases. Not that he’s not going to make mistakes here now because he’s still developing, but all the reports that we got were positive in those aspects. And swinging the bat, we need him to control the strike zone a little better.”
The White Sox optioned outfielder Clint Frazier to Charlotte. Frazier is batting .197 in 33 games with Chicago after signing on April 28.
PADRES DESIGNATE CRUZ FOR ASSIGNMENT
The San Diego Padres designated veteran slugger Nelson Cruz for assignment, the club announced Tuesday.
Cruz joined the Padres on a one-year, $1-million contract in the offseason. The 43-year-old struggled to the tune of a .245/.283/.399 slash line with five home runs and 23 RBIs in 49 games this year. The seven-time All-Star struck out a career-high 30.3% of the time across 152 plate appearances.
“Obviously a tough one,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said, according to MLB.com’s AJ Cassavell. “He’s a big impact in the clubhouse. Across the board, throughout the league, the respect that he brings, playing against him from afar, it’s fantastic.”
Cruz was one of a handful of notable additions in the offseason as the franchise loaded up to make a run at its first World Series. The Padres didn’t live up to expectations and currently sit in fourth place in the NL West with a 39-46 record.
MARINERS’ RODRÍGUEZ AND KIRBY AMONG ALL-STAR INJURY REPLACEMENTS FOR JULY 11 GAME
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle center fielder Julio Rodríguez and right-hander George Kirby, Tampa Bay shortstop Wander Franco and Houston outfielder Kyle Tucker were added to the American League All-Star roster on Tuesday as injury replacements and Pittsburgh closer David Bednar was picked for the National League team.
Rodríguez replaced Houston outfielder Yordan Alvarez, Kirby took over from Tampa Bay left-hander Shane McClanahan, Franco filled the spot of New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, and Tucker substituted for Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout.
Bednar replaced Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw.
Rodríguez and Kirby join right-hander Luis Castillo, the only Mariners player initially selected for the July 11 game at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park.
Rodríguez, Tucker and Bednar become two-time All-Stars, while Kirby was picked for the first time.
Franco, a first-time-All-Star, was benched by the Rays for two games last month for his response to difficult situations, which he believed was connected to his originally missing out on the All-Star team.
“Well, at first thought it was probably because of the behavior that I thought was the reason why I didn’t make it but I kept my head up, and thank God I’m in it,” he said.
Five-star wide receiver Cameron Coleman committed to Texas A&M on Tuesday, according to On 3’s Hayes Fawcett.
Coleman is the eighth-ranked overall prospect and the No. 1 wide receiver recruit on the ESPN 300. He joins a 2024 class that features five other ESPN 300 recruits, including top-ranked safety Jordan Pride.
The 6-foot-4 wideout chose the Aggies over Clemson, Auburn, LSU, and other top programs.
BIG 10 FOOTBALL: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2023
2022 Record: 45-6 overall, 8-1 in Big Ten
Head Coach: Ryan Day, 5th year: 45-6
Bottom line time: There’s Georgia, there’s Alabama, there’s Ohio State. Those three are the R, S, T, L, N and E of college football right now. Because they’re on another level of talent, they’re the givens. They’re the ones that anybody can predict will be in the College Football Playoff – the four-team version – and probably not be wrong.
Bottom line time, Part 2: Ohio State was a missed field goal – or one late defensive stop; certainly not fair or right to put anything negative on a college kid trying his best on a long kick in a game like that – away from winning the 2023 national championship. It might not have gone 65-7 on TCU, but it wouldn’t have been a whole lot prettier.
Bottom line time, Part 3: We did this with Jim Harbaugh – arguing for years that he really is an elite head football coach, even if he couldn’t get by Ohio State – and in the reverse, we’re darn sure not going to do it with Ryan Day. Not on my watch.
Yeah, Day and Ohio State lost to Michigan in each of the last two seasons, but it wasn’t like they didn’t come through against some mediocre 1996 Tim Biakabutuka-huge-day Wolverine squad – I know, Buckeye fans, too soon … too soon.
Michigan is a two-time defending Big Ten champ now with just three losses – two in the College Football Playoff – over the last two seasons. What about Day’s other four losses over the last four years of effort?
42-41 against a monster of a Georgia team in the College Football Playoff that came down to the last Buckeye play.
35-28 to an Oregon team that went on to win ten games and should’ve done a whole lot more with its 2021 season.
In the College Football Playoff National Championship against an epic Alabama squad to finish off the 2020 campaign that almost didn’t happen for Ohio State.
29-23 Clemson in an all-timer of a College Football Playoff semifinal Fiesta Bowl that came down to the last Buckeye play.
When was the last time Ohio State lost to Indiana? (1988, by the way, and tied in 1990.)
When was the last time Ohio State was on the wrong side of a bad day against Rutgers or Maryland (never, and never), Michigan State (2015), or Penn State (2016)?
Day is 29-0 against EVERYONE ELSE in the Big Ten, and 2-2 against Michigan.
Again, six losses overall, all to elite teams. Two that won national titles, one more that played for the national championship, two to Michigan teams that ended up in the College Football Playoff, and one to a team that lost the Pac-12 Championship.
Urban Meyer had a better first four seasons in Columbus than Day, but that’s it. Not Bruce, not Cooper, not Jim Tressel, Francis Schmidt, Paul Brown, or Woody Hayes.
Yes, we get it. We ALL get it. Ohio State doesn’t like Michigan, Michigan doesn’t like Ohio State, the game means everything, it doesn’t matter if you win everything else but lose to TTUN, blah blah blah …
Ohio State has lost as many games over the last four years under Day as Alabama has under Nick Saban, and over the same span Day has a better record than Dabo Swinney, Lincoln Riley, Brian Kelly, and … Jim Harbaugh.
Okay, yeah, fine – you can’t lose to Michigan – EVER – if you’re the Ohio State head coach, and Day hasn’t won a national title yet, and The Ohio State University has gone two years without winning The Big Ten Championship, and …
Again, if the club face is closed on the 50-yarder in Atlanta – and maybe if the Buckeye secondary didn’t make Stetson Bennett look like Patrick Mahomes over the last ten minutes – there’s a whole different tone and narrative around the football program right now.
As is, Ohio State continues to operate at an unrealistic and unsustainable level, and it’s not about to stop. Seriously, an 83% or better winning clip in 18 of the last 21 years? Alabama hit that 15 times over the last 21 seasons. Georgia and Clemson eight times each. Michigan has won 83% or more of its games just four times since 2002.
Bottom line time, Part 4: In a weird way, Ohio State is even better than it gets credit for. Ryan Day is even better than he gets credit for.
Bottom line time, Part 5: The machine is going to keep on rolling, and Ohio State will soon win a national title.
And yes, Ohio State will soon beat Michigan again, too.
Sept 2 Indiana
Sept 9 Youngstown State
Sept 16 WKU
Sept 23 at Notre Dame
Sept 30 OPEN DATE
Oct 7 Maryland
Oct 14 at Purdue
Oct 21 Penn State
Oct 28 at Wisconsin
Nov 4 at Rutgers
Nov 11 Michigan State
Nov 18 Minnesota
Nov 25 at Michigan
SERGIO GARCIA MISSES OUT ON BRITISH OPEN QUALIFYING
DEAL, England (AP) — Sergio Garcia will not play the British Open for the first time since 1997, failing to make it through local final qualifying that awarded 19 spots from four locations.
Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace, who holds the Open record with a 62, advanced from their qualifier at Royal Cinque Ports. They joined Laurie Canter as the only regular roster players from LIV Golf to qualify.
The British Open starts July 20 at Royal Liverpool.
Garcia was among three LIV Golf players who qualified for the U.S. Open last month. Garcia tied for 27th. Local qualifying was his only avenue to the British Open. The Spaniard started well at West Lancashire with a 67 but could only manage a 71 in the afternoon and missed out by three shots.
The biggest cheer at West Lancashire was for Matthew Jordan, who earned one of the five spots. Jordan has been a member at Royal Liverpool since he was 7. Also qualifying from West Lancashire was Alex Fitzpatrick, the younger brother of former U.S. open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.
Canter led five qualifiers from Royal Porthcawl in Wales. In the qualifier at Dundonald Links north of Troon in Scotland, Graeme Robertson won a playoff to get the last of four spots.
Among LIV players who failed to qualify were Graeme McDowell, Anirban Lahiri, Jason Kokrak and Dean Burmester.
MYSTICS ACQUIRE QUEEN EGBO FROM FEVER FOR AMANDA ZAHUI B.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Mystics acquired Queen Egbo from the Indiana Fever for Amanda Zahui B. on Tuesday.
Egbo has appeared in 16 games this season for the Fever, averaging 2.9 points and 4.1 rebounds.
“This trade was an opportunity to acquire a young post talent that can complement our other post players,” General Manager Mike Thibault said. “In light of our injury situation, this trade becomes even more important.”
Washington’s post depth has been depleted with the hip strain to Shakira Austin and Elena Delle Donne’s rolled ankle.
“Queen is an elite rebounder, one of our biggest weaknesses, and she has been a good shot blocker and defender in her time at Indiana,” Thibault said.
Egbo was taken 10th in the 2022 WNBA draft by the Fever and was honored as part of the All-Rookie team last year.
Zahui B. played in 12 games after signing with the Mystics in February. She averaged 2.0 points and 1.4 rebounds this season.
“We thank Amanda for her short time here in DC. She has been a great professional and we wish her well in Indiana,” Thibault said.
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EARLY HOMERS LIFT INDIANAPOLIS IN FOURTH OF JULY VICTORY
INDIANAPOLIS – Ji Man Choi and Miguel Andújar each went yard as the Indianapolis Indians scored early and often to defeat the Memphis Redbirds in their Fourth of July celebration at Victory Field on Tuesday night, 8-5.
The Indians welcomed 14,130 fans to the Vic for the club’s first sellout of the 2023 season. The sellout also marked the organization’s 25th consecutive sellout on the Fourth of July, and it was the largest home crowd since 14,883 fans filled Victory Field on Aug. 31, 2019.
In a night which featured multiple fireworks shows throughout the downtown skyline and on the outfield grass, the Indians (38-43, 5-2) provided sparks early with Andújar leading the charge. The first baseman drove in five RBI, his most since logging five on April 9, 2017 (1) with Double-A Trenton at Erie, courtesy of a home run and two-run single. His 3-for-5 performance marked his fourth consecutive multi-hit game.
Pirates rehabber Choi got things started in the first inning against Brandon Komar (L, 0-1) with his third home run in five games of his assignment with Indianapolis. After an RBI double by Moises Gomez in the third, Andújar countered with his three-run homer to extend the lead. One inning later, a two-out, two-run single by Andújar put the game out of reach.
Memphis (40-42, 1-6) plated four runs in the top of the fifth inning on an RBI single by Matt Koperniak and 411-foot three-run home run by Gomez. The momentum didn’t last, however, and back-to-back doubles by Canaan Smith-Njigba and Alika Williams capped the scoring with another Indianapolis run.
Rehabber Jose Hernandez got the nod for Indianapolis and threw 23 pitches before Cam Alldred (W, 5-1) entered out of the bullpen for 4.1 innings. Travis MacGregor, John O’Reilly and Juan Minaya (S, 2) combined to hold the Redbirds without a run in the final four frames.
The Fourth of July victory was Indy’s second in a row, marking the first time since 2012-13 that the Indians emerged victorious on the holiday in back-to-back seasons.
The Indians and Redbirds continue their six-game series on Wednesday at 7:05 PM ET at Victory Field. RHP Kyle Nicolas (0-1, 12.27) will take the hill for Indianapolis against RHP Gordon Graceffo (1-2, 4.25).
QUINN NAMED TO USL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM OF THE WEEK
TAMPA/INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, July 4, 2023) – For the second time this season, midfielder Aodhan Quinn was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week, league official announced Tuesday. Alongside Quinn, Adrian Diz Pe earned bench honors.
The duo helped the Boys in Blue improve to 5-6-5 on the season after Saturday’s 2-2 draw with San Diego, which featured two goals from Quinn.
Quinn scored on a pair of penalty kicks to bring his team-leading total to five goals this season, all of which have come from the spot. Saturday was the second match Quinn successfully converted a pair of PKs, also doing so in a 4-0 win over Eastern Conference leader Charleston Battery on June 2. He successfully completed 56 of 63 passes and won five of eight duels.
Quinn has started all 16 matches for the Eleven this season and leads all field players at 1,410 minutes played.
This is the team-leading second honor of 2023 for Quinn, who earned his first team of the week nod week 13. The Eleven have six total players who have earned a spot on the USL Championship Team of the Week on seven occasions.
Diz Pe registered eight clearances, two tackles and a pair of interceptions to help anchor the Indy backline. He leads the Eleven with 55 clearances, nine blocks, 23 interceptions, 22 tackles won and 102 duels won in 2023 and was named to the week eight team of the week and was also a bench selection week three.
2023 Weekly Honors
GK Yannik Oettl (Week 1)
MF Bryam Rebellon (Week 3)
D Adrian Diz Pe (Week 3 – Bench)
F Solomon Asante (Week 7 – Bench)
D Adrian Diz Pe (Week 8)
D Younes Boudadi (Week 9)
MF Aodhan Quinn (Week 13)
MF Cam Lindley (Week 16)
GK Yannik Oettl (Week 16 – Bench)
MF Aodhan Quinn (Week 17)
D Adrian Diz Pe (Week 17 – Bench)
USL Championship Team of the Week – Week 17
GK – Christian Herrera, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
D – Conner Antley, Tampa Bay Rowdies
D – Owen Lambe, Orange County SC
D – Eddie Munjoma, Phoenix Rising FC
M – Patrick Seagrist, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
M – Aodhan Quinn, Indy Eleven
M – Carlos Harvey, Phoenix Rising FC
M – Arturo Rodriguez, Charleston Battery
F – Phillip Goodrum, FC Tulsa
F – Nick Markanich, Charleston Battery
F – Thomas Amang, Orange County SC
Bench: Alex Tambakis (NM), Alejandro Fuenmayor (PHX), Adrian Diz Pe (IND), Taylor Davila (RGV), Erickson Gallardo (PHX), Tani Oluwaseyi (SA), Wilmer Cabrera Jr. (RGV)
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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1898 Lizzie (Stroud) Arlington becomes the first woman to play organized baseball when she pitches for Reading in the Eastern League. Some believe she also hurled in Atlantic League exhibition games after being hired by Ed Barrow, the league’s president.
1904 The Phillies need an extra inning, but the team snaps the Giants’ winning streak at 18 games. Philadelphia beat New York, 6-5, in a ten-inning walk-off victory at the Baker Bowl, thanks to Bob Hall’s outfield bloop hit that plates Red Dooin.
1921 The Red Sox establish an American League record, losing four consecutive doubleheaders with no other contests between the eight defeats. The dubious streak started with four losses to the Yankees in New York and continues at Fenway Park with another four to the Senators.
1930 Twenty-thousand fans attend a twin bill at Yankee Stadium between the New York Lincoln Giants and the Baltimore Black Sox, marking the first time Negro Leagues clubs played in the Bronx ballpark. Bill Yancy becomes the first black player to appear at the venue, sprinting onto the field early, pretending to shag balls hit by Babe Ruth, who is at home plate pantomiming hitting drives to the very enthusiastic flycatcher imitating him in right field.
1935 The Cuccinellos become the third pair of brothers, following the Waners (2) and Ferrells, and the first on opposing teams to homer in the same game when Al goes deep in the bottom of the ninth in the Giants’ 14-4 loss to Brooklyn at the Polo Grounds. The New York’s third baseman’s sibling, Tony, played second base for the Dodgers and had homered in the previous inning.
1937 Hal Trosky hits three home runs, helping the Indians beat the Browns at Sportsman’s Park, 14-4. The 24-year-old first baseman from Norway, Iowa, will finish the season with 32 round-trippers.
1937 Frank Demaree goes 6-for-7 (three doubles and three singles) in the first game of a doubleheader, helping the Cubs edge the Cardinals, 13-12, in 14 innings. The Californian adds two more singles in Chicago’s 9-7 victory in the Wrigley Field nightcap.
1945 Whitey Lockman homers in his first major league at-bat in the Giants’ 7-5 loss to St. Louis at the Polo Grounds. The 18-year-old southpaw-swinging center fielder goes deep off Redbird left-hander George Dockins.
1946 Responding to Red Barber’s remarks about the gentile Giants and their manager Mel Ott, Dodger skipper Leo Durocher tells the team’s announcer, “Nice guys finish last.” Master Mel’s club finishes the season in the cellar, completing the campaign 36 games behind the first-place Cardinals, but his team beat the Dodgers today with their 7-6 walk-off victory at the Polo Grounds.
1947 Larry Doby of the Indians becomes the first black to appear in the American League when he strikes out as a pinch-hitter against Chicago hurler Earl Harrist. The 23-year-old former Newark Eagle standout will play in the major leagues for 13 years, amassing 1,515 hits, just three less than Jackie Robinson.
1952 In their final season in Boston, the Braves play in front of the largest home crowd of the season when 13,405 fans watch Brooklyn beat the home team for the 12th consecutive time, a 5-3 complete-game victory by Carl Erskine. The contest’s most memorable moment occurs in the second inning when a small dog has to be escorted off the field by Dodger outfielders Carl Furillo and Duke Snider.
1953 Robin Roberts hurls his 28th consecutive complete game, blanking Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, 2-0. The Phillies right-hander has finished every game he started since beating the Cardinals on August 28, 1952.
1961 The sixth-place Cardinals (33-41) fire the unpopular Solly Hemus, replacing him at the helm with Johnny Keene, the team’s third-base coach.The new manager plays a pivotal role in the emergence of Bill White, Bob Gibson, and Curt Flood, allowing the young black players to play consistently for the club.
1961 Cardinals’ first baseman Bill White collects 14 total bases when he hits three home runs and a double. The 27-year-old infielder’s offensive output helps the Redbirds rout the Dodgers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 9-1.
1962 The Mets sign 19-year-old outfielder Cleon Jones for $1,000, but the football and baseball collegian standout returns to Alabama A&M due to the lateness of the signing in the season. The Mets Hall of Famer, who spent a dozen seasons in New York, including the World Champion team, retires after playing for the White Sox in 1976.
1965 Dave Boswell and Jim Perry are the winning pitchers as the Twins sweep a doubleheader from Boston, 6-2 and 2-0, at Metropolitan Stadium to move into first place for good. Sam Mele’s club will finish the season with a 102-60 (.630) record, seven games ahead of the second-place Pale Hose.
1966 Three seasons after trading future Hall of Famer Lou Brock to the Cardinals for Ernie Broglio, the Cubs send the beleaguered right-hander to their PCL farm team in Tacoma (WA), never returning to the major leagues. During his dismal tenure with Chicago, the former 20-game winner compiled a woeful 7-19 record and an ERA of 5.40.
1969 The Orioles break a three-game losing streak when Dave McNally (12-0) wins his 14th straight game, defeating Detroit, 9-3. Tigers’ outfielder Mickey Stanley plays his 220th consecutive errorless game.
1985 Garry Templeton is intentionally walked four times by the Pirates, tying a major league record set in 1962 by Yankee outfielder Roger Maris. The fourth free pass, issued in the 12th inning, leads to the Padres shortstop scoring a run, but Pittsburgh comes back with three tallies in the bottom of the frame to win the Three Rivers Stadium contest, 5-4.
1987 In a seven-player trade, the Giants swap southpaws Keith Comstock and Mark Davis, right-hander Mark Grant, and third baseman Chris Brown to the Padres for infielder/outfielder Kevin Mitchell and left-handers Dave Dravecky and Craig Lefferts. Mitchell, obtained by San Diego in an off-season blockbuster trade with the Mets, will be the NL’s Most Valuable Player in 1989, helping the Giants to capture the circuit’s pennant.
1987 The A’s first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first rookie to hit 30 homers before the All-Star Game as Oakland defeats the Red Sox, 6-2. The Oakland infielder will finish the season with 49 round-trippers, establishing a new freshman mark previously shared by Wally Berger and Frank Robinson with 39.
1989 At the Oakland Coliseum, Mark McGwire hits his 100th career home run off of Royals’ hurler Charlie Liebrandt. Big Mac’s third-inning three-run home run ties the score at 5-5, but the A’s fall short, losing to Kansas City in extra innings, 12-9.
1989 Barry Bonds pinch-hit three-run round-tripper in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Pirates 6-4 loss to the Giants at Three Rivers Stadium puts the future career homer leader and his dad, Bobby, first on the all-time father and son list with 408 dingers. The Bells (Gus and Buddy) and the Berras (Yogi and Dale) had previously shared the mark.
1991 In a unanimous vote, final approval is given by baseball owners for the Rockies and the Marlins to join the National League in 1993. The addition of the new franchises brings the Senior Circuit total to 14with the placement of Colorado in the West Division and Florida joining the NL East.
1993 At Cleveland, A’s outfielder Rickey Henderson becomes the second player in major league history to open both games of a twin bill with a home run. In a 1913 doubleheader played in Washington, Red Sox outfielder and future Hall of Famer Harry Hooper was the first to accomplish the feat.
1997 Before their game with Atlanta at Olympic Stadium, the Expos retire Andre Dawson’s uniform number 10. During his 11-year tenure with Montreal, the future Hall of Fame outfielder once set the single-season club records for home runs (32), RBIs (113), extra-base hits (78), and sacrifice flies (18).
1998 Needing only 75 pitches, Andy Ashby throws a five-hit complete game, beating the Rockies at Qualcomm Stadium, 7-2. In the two-hour and one-minute contest, the 30-year-old Padres’ right-hander faces 30 batters, strikes out two, walks no one, and adds to his cause with an RBI double.
1998 Defeating the Orioles 1-0, the Yankees improve their record to 61-20, equaling the best 81-game start in major league history. The Bronx Bombers’ first-half results equal the campaigns of the 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates and the 1907 Chicago Cubs.
1998 Blue Jay right-hander Roger Clemens strikes out Devil Rays’ outfielder Randy Winn to record his 3000th career strikeout. The ‘Rocket’ is the 11th pitcher in major league history to reach the coveted milestone.
1998 Juan Gonzalez becomes the second player in major league history to go over the 100 RBI mark before the All-Star Game. The Rangers designated hitter’s major league-leading total of 101 RBIs is second only to Tiger slugger Hank Greenberg, who had 103 in 1935 and finished the season with 170.
2000 Mets’ right-handed reliever Eric Cammack triples in his only major league at-bat, joining Charlie Lindstrom (1958), Eduardo Rodriguez (1973), and Scott Munninghoff (1980) as the only players to accomplish this unlikely feat. The 24-year-old Nederland (TX) native, who will appear in only eight big-league games, all with the Amazins’, legs out his three-bagger off Ron Mahay in the top of the ninth inning during the team’s 11-2 loss to the Marlins at Pro Player Stadium.
2000 Luis Gonzalez becomes the first Diamondback to hit for the cycle, contributing to the team’s 12-9 comeback victory over Astros at Enron Field. The Arizona outfielder doubled in the first inning, singled in the third, tripled in the eighth, and completed the feat with a homer off Doug Henry with two outs in the top of the ninth inning.
2001 Pirates’ skipper Lloyd McClendon is fined $1,000 for walking off the field with first base in the June 26 Brewers game. The assessment marks the first time a manager pays the penalty for ‘stealing’ a bag.
2002 Baseball legend Ted Williams, considered by many the greatest hitter in the game’s history, dies of cardiac arrest at 83. The first-ballot Hall of Famer, a lifetime .344 hitter, won the MVP award and Triple Crown twice and led the American League in batting for six seasons, including hitting .406 in 1941, during his 19-year career with the Red Sox.
2004 To honor local military personnel, the Twins give away a GI Joe action figure to the first 5,000 children attending the game against Kansas City. To appease protesting peace groups, who see the promotion as glorifying war, the team asks Hasbro, the toy’s manufacturer, to remove the standard gun, with the soldier’s hand grenades still visible.
2004 At Dodger Stadium, Diamondback third baseman Chad Tracy’s ninth-inning run-scoring single on an 0-2 changeup ends Eric Gagne’s record streak of 84 consecutive saves. The new mark established by the Los Angeles closer is 30 more than the previous standard set by Tom Gordon for the Red Sox in 1999.
2005 Manny Ramirez hits his 20th career grand slam off Chris Young in the Red Sox’s 7-4 victory over the Rangers at Ameriquest Field. The Red Sox left fielder’s round-tripper puts him past Eddie Murray on the all-time list for the second-most four-run homers in major league history, trailing only Yankee legend Lou Gehrig, who holds the major league record with 23.
2007 At Dodger Stadium, Chipper Jones’ two solo home runs are the difference in the Braves’ 8-6 victory over Los Angeles. With his pair of round-trippers, the team’s third baseman surpasses Dale Murphy for the Atlanta team record of 372 homers.
2014 The Brooklyn Cyclones, attracting a sellout crowd of 8,241 fans at MCU Park in Coney Island, celebrate the 25th anniversary of the debut of Seinfeld, an iconic sitcom about nothing that initially ran for nine seasons on NBC, from 1989 to 1998. The tribute to the iconic television series includes players taking batting practice in puffy pirate shirts, a low-talker announcer, a ‘Magic Loogie’ bobblehead of Keith Hernandez giveaway, and renaming the foul poles the Festivus poles.
2022 After allowing a game-tying or go-ahead home run in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings, the Orioles walk off the Rangers, 10-9. Baltimore gives up six runs on the long in the final three frames of regulation, but Cedric Mullins doubles home the ghost runner in the tenth frame to end the Camden Yards contest.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Effa Manley, called Willie Wells “The finest shortstop, black or white.” Few argued with her.
Wells played in an era where the color of his skin kept him barred from the big leagues, but he starred in the Negro Leagues and Canada – as well as Mexico and Cuba where he played against white major leaguers. It was during his time in Mexico that he was christened with the nickname “El Diablo” – The Devil. Because of his acrobatic play at shortstop, the players in the Mexican League began to say “don’t hit it to shortstop because ‘El Diablo” plays there.”
Cool Papa Bell recalled: “The shortstops I’ve seen, Wells could cover ground better than any of them. Willie Wells was the greatest shortstop in the world.”
During his 20-plus year career on the diamond, Wells was the definition of a five-tool player. He could hit for average and power, run and was a tremendous defensive shortstop with a wonderfully accurate arm. Tigers Hall of Fame second baseman Charlie Gehringer called him “the kind of player you always wanted on your team, he played the way all great players play – with everything he had.”
During his career, Wells was selected to play in the annual East-West All-Star Game eight times despite the fact that the game didn’t begin until 1933, and Wells had already played nine full seasons of pro ball. He also led the Chicago American Giants to back-to-back pennants in two different leagues, capturing the Negro Southern League title in 1932 and then the inaugural pennant of the new Negro National League the following season.
Wells was part of the Newark Eagles famed “million dollar infield” in the late 1930s alongside future Hall of Famers Mule Suttles and Ray Dandridge.
“I just wanted to be the best,” Wells said. “I never wanted to lose.”
Wells was also a mentor to younger players, including Jackie Robinson and Monte Irvin. He hit .300-or-better in 13 full seasons and played regularly into his mid-40s.
Wells passed away on Jan. 22, 1989. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997.
Fall May Keep USFL from Stumbling
The report was a story about how on the Saturday prior the USFL’s playoff game between the New Jersey Generals and the Philadelphia Stars had to be be relocated from Philly’s Veterans Stadium to the old Franklin Field because the Philadelphia Phillies had a home game on the diamond. Generals owner Donald Trump, an avid proponent of moving the USFL to a fall schedule had this to say, “Sure the Stars had a conflict of dates in Vets Stadium with the Phillies, and they tell me if we played in the fall they would have a similar conflict in September or October, but that’s my point. If we played in the fall we wouldn’t have a baseball conflict later when it’s our playoffs.” The outspoken businessman went on to state, “Our attendance is up, but it’s up despite the spring season, not because of it.”
This issue would soon be discussed at the USFL meetings in August whether the USFL would move to the fall schedule to challenge the NFL head to head. Trump was not on the fall bandwagon by himself though, Birmingham Stallions owner, Marvin Warner and J. William Oldenberg of the LA Express supported the change of schedules to a more traditional football season as well. Davis Dixon the author of the USFL plan clearly intended for the League to be a spring phenom and history tells us that he was probably right in thinking so. It is thought that the USFL will return after a 30 year hiatus in 2022 to a spring format.
HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY FOR JULY 5
July 5, 1951 – Omaha, Nebraska – Johnny Rodgers who was listed as the University of Nebraska’s wingback from 1970 to 1972 was born. The FootballFoundation.org says that in three years at wingback in Bob Devaney’s offense Nebraska won three Big 8 Conference titles and was national champion in 1970 and 1971. Rodgers was all-conference three times, consensus All-America in 1971 and unanimous All-America in 1972. After that magical 1972 season Johnny took home the Heisman Trophy and was named Player of the Year by ABC. In his career he carried the ball 130 times and averaged 5.7 yards a try. He caught 143 passes and averaged a gain of 17.3 yards. He had 133 kick returns and averaged 17.8. When the stats are combined into a category called all-purpose running, they show 406 plays and an average of 13.8, a record. He had a jittery, swirling running style. In 1971 Nebraska and Oklahoma met in a duel of teams ranked 1 and 2. Oklahoma led 31-28 late in the game. Rodgers made a 72-yard punt return. And Nebraska won 35-31. Johnny Rodgers received the great honor of being selected for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. After graduation Rodgers played four seasons in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes and then a few more years with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers.
July 5, 1956 – Fort Ord, California – James Lofton, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Wide Receiver played football for the Packers, the Raiders, Bills, Eagles and the Rams was born. He hails from Stanford University where he had a brilliant college career before becoming a pro. The ProFootballHOF.com says the Packers took him number six overall in the 1978 NFL Draft. James was a First-Team All-Pro in 1981 with Green Bay and was selected to the Pro Bowl 8 times in his long NFL career. In his 16 seasons James hauled in 764 receptions for 14,004 yards and 76 touchdowns. That career total of yardage according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame was an NFL best at the time of his retirement, while his 43 games with 100 or more yards receiving ranked third. He was eventually traded to the Raiders but a few years later landed on the Bills roster. In 1991, at age 35, the still-speedy receiver became the oldest player in league history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. That same year he recorded a career-best 220 receiving yards in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Place of Birth: Kenosha, WI
Date of Birth: Jun 01, 1933
Place of Death: Houston, TX
Date of Death: Aug 08, 1988
Jersey Number: 35
High School: Kenosha, WI (Bradford HS)
Known as “The Horse,” Alan Ameche was one of college football’s greatest fullbacks. The winner of the 1954 Heisman Trophy, Ameche held the NCAA record for career rushing yards at the time of his graduation. In the 1951 season he became the first freshman to lead the Big Ten in rushing. Ameche duplicated his rushing feat the following year as the Badgers were Big Ten co-champions and Wisconsin made its first trip to the Rose Bowl. Despite a 113 yard performance by “The Horse,” Wisconsin was defeated 7-0 by Southern California. In 1953 Ameche won his first All-America award and the Wisconsin Most Valuable Player Award. As a senior in 1954 Ameche was named as a unanimous All-America. In addition to being two-time All-America he was a two-time Academic All-America. As a professional player with the Baltimore Colts he scored the winning touchdown in the 1958 NFL championship game, the first “sudden death” game in NFL history. He was a four-time All-Pro selection.
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July 5, 1998 – Lizzie Arlington became the first woman to play professional men’s baseball when she pitched the 9th inning for the Reading Coal Heavers against the Allentown Peanuts. The young female phenom allowed 2 hits and walked a batter but preserved the game for a Coal Heavers 5-0 win. In the months leading up to this day in the spring of 1898, sporting and theatrical promoter William J. Connor hired Ms. Arlington for the sum of $100.00 a week and negotiated with Atlantic League president Edward G. Barrow for her to sign a minor league contract. She showed up in the baseball annals later that year while pitching for the reserve team of the Philadelphia Nationals, and continued to pitch and play infield against several professional clubs in exhibition games around the country throughout the summer. She got the experience to prepare for her brief career by playing a lot of ball with her father and brothers in her younger years.
A throng of spectators showed up for the game in anticipation that Lizzie would take the field, and they had to be excited when she did and made history. According to reports she entered the field with much fanfare, arriving to the mound in a “stylish carriage drawn by two white horses” and, responding to applause by lifting her cap, revealed her hair done in the latest fashion. She wore black stockings and a gray uniform with knee-length skirt. During the pre-game practice, Arlington played second base like a professional, “even down to expectorating on her hands and wiping them on her uniform”, according to the report.
July 5, 1934 – Lou Gehrig, Number 4 hit a record 17th career grand slam in Yankees 8-3 win v Washington, passes Babe Ruth’s total.
July 5, 1937 – NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio, Number 5 hit his 20th Home Run of the season and first career grand slam in an 8-4 win vs Boston Red Sox
July 5, 1947 – History was made in the American League on this day. Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby became the first black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago White Sox. Doby had on the Number 14 jersey in his inaugural season as he was the second player of color, behind legend Jackie Robinson in playing in the MLB.
July 5, 1953 – Do you like to hear about amazing streaks? Well check this one out. Phillies pitcher Robin Roberts, wearing his Number 36 stood tall on the mound to throw his 28th consecutive MLB complete game in a 2-0 win over the Pirates of Pittsburgh.
July 5, 1961 – St Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White, Number 12 crushed 3 Home Runs to go along with an additional double in a 9-1 rout of the LA Dodgers.
July 5, 1987 – Oakland A’s 1st baseman Number 25, Mark McGwire becomes first rookie to hit 30 HRs before the MLB All-Star Game as Oakland beats Red Sox, 6-2
July 5, 1989 – Barry Bonds wearing the Pirates Number 24 homers in Pittsburgh’s 6-4 loss vs SF Giants, joining father Bobby Bonds, who wore Number 25 the majority of his career on the Giants, as the MLB father-son HR record holders (408).
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