MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
NY Mets 10 NY Yankees 5
NY Yankees 4 NY Mets 2
Tampa Bay 5 Toronto 1
Houston 4 Cleveland 3 (10)
Detroit 6 Chicago White Sox 5
Minnesota 6 Kansas City 2
LA Angels 6 Baltimore 5
Boston 1 Oakland 0
Seattle 4 Texas 1
LA Dodgers 5 Washington 1
San Diego 11 Philadelphia 1
Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 0
Cincinnati 3 Chicago Cubs 2
Atlanta 8 Miami 7 (10)
Colorado 3 St. Louis 2
San Francisco 5 Arizona 2
SUNDAY’S BOX SCORES: https://www.mlb.com/scores/2021-07-04
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Iowa 5 Indianapolis 2
Great Lakes 7 Ft. Wayne 5
South Bend 3 Lake County 0
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
FC Dallas 2 Vancouver 2
Colorado 1 Seattle 1
Sporting KC 2 Los Angeles 0
SUNDAY’S BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mls/scoreboard_daily.asp
Las Vegas 118 Atlanta 95
Seattle 84 Los Angeles 74
SUNDAY’S BOX SCORES: https://www.wnba.com/scores/#/07/04/2021
MLB: All-Star Game rosters:
C: Salvador Perez (KC)
1B: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR)
2B: Marcus Semien (TOR)
3B: Rafael Devers (BOS)
SS: Xander Bogaerts (BOS)
OF: Mike Trout (LAA)*
OF: Aaron Judge (NYY)
OF: Teoscar Hernández (TOR)
DH: Shohei Ohtani (LAA)
C: Mike Zunino (TB)
2B: Jose Altuve (HOU)
SS: Bo Bichette (TOR)
SS: Carlos Correa (HOU)
1B: Matt Olson (OAK)
3B: José Ramírez (CLE)
1B: Jared Walsh (LAA)
OF: Michael Brantley (HOU)
OF: Joey Gallo (TEX)
OF: Adolis García (TEX)
OF: Cedric Mullins (BAL)
DH: J.D. Martinez (BOS)
DH: Nelson Cruz (MIN)
RHP: Shane Bieber (CLE)*
RHP: Gerrit Cole (NYY)
RHP: Nathan Eovaldi (BOS)
RHP: Kyle Gibson (TEX)
LHP: Yusei Kikuchi (SEA)
RHP: Lance Lynn (CWS)
LHP: Carlos Rodón (CWS)
RHP: Matt Barnes (BOS)
LHP: Aroldis Chapman (NYY)
RHP: Liam Hendriks (CWS)
RHP: Ryan Pressly (HOU)
LHP: Gregory Soto (DET)
C: Buster Posey (SF)
1B: Freddie Freeman (ATL)
2B: Adam Frazier (PIT)
3B: Nolan Arenado (STL)
SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)
OF: Ronald Acuña Jr. (ATL)
OF: Nick Castellanos (CIN)
OF: Jesse Winker (CIN)
C: J.T. Realmuto (PHI)
2B: Ozzie Albies (ATL)
3B: Kris Bryant (CHC)
SS: Brandon Crawford (SF)
2B: Jake Cronenworth (SD)
3B: Eduardo Escobar (ARI)
1B: Max Muncy (LAD)
SS: Trea Turner (WSH)
OF: Mookie Betts (LAD)
OF: Bryan Reynolds (PIT)
OF: Kyle Schwarber (WSH)*
OF: Juan Soto (WSH)
OF: Chris Taylor (LAD)
RHP: Corbin Burnes (MIL)
RHP: Yu Darvish (SD)
RHP: Jacob deGrom (NYM)
RHP: Kevin Gausman (SF)
RHP: Germán Márquez (COL)
LHP: Trevor Rogers (MIA)
RHP: Zack Wheeler (PHI)
RHP: Brandon Woodruff (MIL)
LHP: Josh Hader (MIL)
RHP: Craig Kimbrel (CHC)
RHP: Mark Melancon (SD)
RHP: Alex Reyes (STL)
|Rocket Mortgage Classic|
|Jul. 1-4, Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Playoff||Total||Thru|
|1||Cameron Davis – z||68||68||67||67||18||-18 (270)||F|
|2t||Troy Merritt – y||67||68||67||68||19||-18 (270)||F|
|2t||Joaquin Niemann – y||65||69||68||68||5||-18 (270)||F|
|4t||Hank Lebioda||67||70||66||68||-17 (271)||F|
|4t||Alex Noren||70||70||67||64||-17 (271)||F|
|6t||Brandon Hagy||65||71||68||68||-16 (272)||F|
|6t||Bubba Watson||68||73||67||64||-16 (272)||F|
|8t||Mark Anderson||70||70||67||66||-15 (273)||F|
|8t||Sungjae Im||69||68||69||67||-15 (273)||F|
|8t||Kevin Kisner||67||69||69||68||-15 (273)||F|
|8t||Seamus Power||66||71||69||67||-15 (273)||F|
|12t||Chris Kirk||67||68||70||69||-14 (274)||F|
|12t||Jason Kokrak||69||69||67||69||-14 (274)||F|
|14t||Keegan Bradley||71||68||68||68||-13 (275)||F|
|14t||Jason Day||67||73||69||66||-13 (275)||F|
|14t||Fabian Gomez||67||71||70||67||-13 (275)||F|
|14t||Mackenzie Hughes||71||69||67||68||-13 (275)||F|
|14t||Pat Perez||67||69||69||70||-13 (275)||F|
|14t||Cameron Tringale||71||70||68||66||-13 (275)||F|
|14t||Kevin Tway||71||68||67||69||-13 (275)||F|
|21t||Joel Dahmen||70||70||69||67||-12 (276)||F|
|21t||Maverick McNealy||68||69||72||67||-12 (276)||F|
|21t||Roger Sloan||65||75||68||68||-12 (276)||F|
|21t||Curtis Thompson||69||72||67||68||-12 (276)||F|
|25t||Lanto Griffin||68||70||69||70||-11 (277)||F|
|25t||Max Homa||70||65||74||68||-11 (277)||F|
|25t||Beau Hossler||68||69||72||68||-11 (277)||F|
|25t||Patton Kizzire||68||72||73||64||-11 (277)||F|
|25t||Tom Lewis||65||69||71||72||-11 (277)||F|
|25t||Scott Stallings||68||73||66||70||-11 (277)||F|
|25t||Richy Werenski||68||68||69||72||-11 (277)||F|
|32t||Rickie Fowler||70||69||68||71||-10 (278)||F|
|32t||Doug Ghim||70||68||71||69||-10 (278)||F|
|32t||Bo Hoag||70||68||71||69||-10 (278)||F|
|32t||Sean O’Hair||70||66||71||71||-10 (278)||F|
|32t||Patrick Reed||69||72||70||67||-10 (278)||F|
|32t||J.J. Spaun||66||73||68||71||-10 (278)||F|
|38t||Henrik Norlander||68||72||70||69||-9 (279)||F|
|38t||Brandt Snedeker||70||71||71||67||-9 (279)||F|
|38t||Robert Streb||67||71||74||67||-9 (279)||F|
|41t||Aaron Baddeley||69||70||69||72||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Michael Gellerman||70||68||72||70||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Michael Gligic||67||73||70||70||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Lucas Glover||68||72||73||67||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Garrick Higgo||68||71||70||71||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Russell Knox||71||65||72||72||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Nelson Ledesma||72||68||71||69||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Cameron Percy||71||70||71||68||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Patrick Rodgers||70||70||72||68||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Adam Schenk||72||66||72||70||-8 (280)||F|
|41t||Kyle Stanley||70||69||69||72||-8 (280)||F|
|52t||Scott Brown||70||71||74||66||-7 (281)||F|
|52t||Tyler Duncan||70||67||73||71||-7 (281)||F|
|52t||Chesson Hadley||69||70||72||70||-7 (281)||F|
|52t||Matt Jones||70||69||71||71||-7 (281)||F|
|52t||Anirban Lahiri||71||69||73||68||-7 (281)||F|
|52t||Nick Taylor||72||68||70||71||-7 (281)||F|
|58t||Chris Baker||70||70||68||74||-6 (282)||F|
|58t||Jonas Blixt||68||71||72||71||-6 (282)||F|
|58t||Kramer Hickok||69||69||72||72||-6 (282)||F|
|58t||Si Woo Kim||67||72||69||74||-6 (282)||F|
|58t||Matthew NeSmith||71||69||69||73||-6 (282)||F|
|58t||Josh Teater||70||71||69||72||-6 (282)||F|
|58t||Davis Thompson||63||73||72||74||-6 (282)||F|
|58t||Vincent Whaley||71||68||70||73||-6 (282)||F|
|58t||Matthew Wolff||67||70||73||72||-6 (282)||F|
|67t||Ryan Brehm||71||67||73||72||-5 (283)||F|
|67t||Sebastian Munoz||69||69||69||76||-5 (283)||F|
|67t||Camilo Villegas||70||70||72||71||-5 (283)||F|
|67t||Danny Willett||68||70||71||74||-5 (283)||F|
|71t||Willie Mack III||68||73||72||71||-4 (284)||F|
|71t||Bo Van Pelt||68||73||71||72||-4 (284)||F|
|71t||Jimmy Walker||69||72||73||70||-4 (284)||F|
|74t||Sung Kang||69||72||74||70||-3 (285)||F|
|74t||Phil Mickelson||69||72||72||72||-3 (285)||F|
|76||Byeong Hun An||71||70||69||76||-2 (286)||F|
|77||Will Zalatoris||70||68||74||76||E (288)||F|
|Volunteers of America Classic|
|Jul. 1-4, Old American Golf Club, The Colony, Texas|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Jin Young Ko||63||70||66||69||-16 (268)||F|
|2||Matilda Castren||66||66||68||69||-15 (269)||F|
|3||Gaby Lopez||69||66||70||65||-14 (270)||F|
|4t||Ana Belac||68||68||68||68||-12 (272)||F|
|4t||Esther Henseleit||66||70||64||72||-12 (272)||F|
|4t||Emma Talley||65||73||71||63||-12 (272)||F|
|7||Jeongeun Lee||64||70||69||70||-11 (273)||F|
|8t||Celine Boutier||68||67||71||68||-10 (274)||F|
|8t||Celine Herbin||68||68||71||67||-10 (274)||F|
|8t||Min-G Kim||65||74||67||68||-10 (274)||F|
|8t||Hyo Joo Kim||69||68||70||67||-10 (274)||F|
|12t||Stacy Lewis||68||69||68||70||-9 (275)||F|
|12t||Angela Stanford||69||70||65||71||-9 (275)||F|
|14t||In Gee Chun||64||72||69||71||-8 (276)||F|
|14t||Dana Finkelstein||67||72||70||67||-8 (276)||F|
|14t||Jaye Marie Green||68||69||69||70||-8 (276)||F|
|14t||Paula Reto||68||69||68||71||-8 (276)||F|
|14t||Jackie Stoelting||69||69||72||66||-8 (276)||F|
|19t||Peiyun Chien||70||70||69||68||-7 (277)||F|
|19t||Lauren Coughlin||68||70||71||68||-7 (277)||F|
|19t||Yu Liu||70||68||72||67||-7 (277)||F|
|22t||Marina Alex||69||69||68||72||-6 (278)||F|
|22t||Perrine Delacour||66||72||68||72||-6 (278)||F|
|22t||Pornanong Phatlum||69||69||69||71||-6 (278)||F|
|22t||Jasmine Suwannapura||66||71||73||68||-6 (278)||F|
|26t||Ssu-Chia Cheng||67||71||71||70||-5 (279)||F|
|26t||Kendall Dye||70||71||69||69||-5 (279)||F|
|26t||Katherine Kirk||68||69||70||72||-5 (279)||F|
|26t||Nanna Koerstz Madsen||68||70||70||71||-5 (279)||F|
|26t||Yealimi Noh||70||70||70||69||-5 (279)||F|
|31||Jeong Eun Lee||68||72||72||68||-4 (280)||F|
|32t||Fatima Fernandez Cano||71||70||72||68||-3 (281)||F|
|32t||Cindy LaCrosse||71||72||68||70||-3 (281)||F|
|32t||Mirim Lee||73||70||64||74||-3 (281)||F|
|32t||Sung Hyun Park||74||67||70||70||-3 (281)||F|
|32t||Lizette Salas||70||71||70||70||-3 (281)||F|
|32t||Ayako Uehara||69||72||72||68||-3 (281)||F|
|38t||Brianna Do||69||72||68||73||-2 (282)||F|
|38t||Lindy Duncan||69||69||72||72||-2 (282)||F|
|38t||Kristen Gillman||69||74||68||71||-2 (282)||F|
|38t||Clariss Guce||69||71||70||72||-2 (282)||F|
|38t||Eun-Hee Ji||70||71||71||70||-2 (282)||F|
|38t||Esther Lee||71||72||70||69||-2 (282)||F|
|38t||Gerina Piller||66||72||72||72||-2 (282)||F|
|38t||Jenny Shin||71||72||70||69||-2 (282)||F|
|38t||Pavarisa Yoktuan||70||71||74||67||-2 (282)||F|
|47t||Aditi Ashok||71||71||69||72||-1 (283)||F|
|47t||Lauren Kim||70||71||70||72||-1 (283)||F|
|47t||Sei Young Kim||70||68||69||76||-1 (283)||F|
|47t||Cheyenne Knight||71||71||71||70||-1 (283)||F|
|47t||Min Seo Kwak||71||69||73||70||-1 (283)||F|
|47t||Stephanie Meadow||73||70||70||70||-1 (283)||F|
|47t||Anna Nordqvist||71||71||73||68||-1 (283)||F|
|47t||Sarah Jane Smith||66||74||71||72||-1 (283)||F|
|47t||Lindsey Weaver||71||71||71||70||-1 (283)||F|
|56t||Na Yeon Choi||71||72||70||71||E (284)||F|
|56t||Carlota Ciganda||72||70||72||70||E (284)||F|
|56t||Jenny Coleman||68||73||76||67||E (284)||F|
|56t||Linnea Johansson||70||73||70||71||E (284)||F|
|56t||Farah O’Keefe||69||73||71||71||E (284)||F|
|56t||Bianca Pagdanganan||70||70||72||72||E (284)||F|
|56t||Alana Uriell||71||72||68||73||E (284)||F|
|63t||Dottie Ardina||70||72||71||72||+1 (285)||F|
|63t||Lee Lopez||73||65||73||74||+1 (285)||F|
|63t||Mind Muangkhumsakul||72||71||68||74||+1 (285)||F|
|63t||Albane Valenzuela||70||72||72||71||+1 (285)||F|
|67t||Katherine Perry-Hamski||68||71||77||70||+2 (286)||F|
|67t||Elizabeth Szokol||69||73||77||67||+2 (286)||F|
|67t||Jing Yan||76||67||73||70||+2 (286)||F|
|70t||Elin Arvidsson||74||69||73||71||+3 (287)||F|
|70t||Paula Creamer||72||71||74||70||+3 (287)||F|
|70t||Caroline Inglis||71||70||72||74||+3 (287)||F|
|73t||Vicky Hurst||68||74||70||76||+4 (288)||F|
|73t||Maia Schechter||69||74||70||75||+4 (288)||F|
|73t||Kris Tamulis||68||73||75||72||+4 (288)||F|
|76||Isi Gabsa||67||76||73||73||+5 (289)||F|
|77||Cydney Clanton||68||74||73||75||+6 (290)||F|
|78||Elizabeth Nagel||70||73||78||72||+9 (293)||F|
|Jockey Made in America 250 Presented by Kwik Trip|
|Jul 4, 2021 | Road America – Plymouth, Wisconsin | 250.0 mi|
|Pos||Driver||Car #||Make||Started||Laps||Led||Points / Bonus||Out ?|
|1||Chase Elliott||9||Chevrolet||34||62||24||41 / 1||running|
|2||Christopher Bell||20||Toyota||13||62||0||39 / 4||running|
|3||Kyle Busch||18||Toyota||40||62||4||35 / 1||running|
|4||Kurt Busch||1||Chevrolet||16||62||0||41 / 8||running|
|5||Denny Hamlin||11||Toyota||6||62||0||37 / 5||running|
|6||Chase Briscoe||14||Ford||35||62||0||31 / 0||running|
|7||Ross Chastain||42||Chevrolet||8||62||0||44 / 14||running|
|8||Tyler Reddick||8||Chevrolet||4||62||5||46 / 17||running|
|9||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Toyota||9||62||1||28 / 0||running|
|10||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Ford||7||62||10||27 / 0||running|
|11||Austin Dillon||3||Chevrolet||37||62||0||26 / 0||running|
|12||Ricky Stenhouse Jr.||47||Chevrolet||38||62||0||25 / 0||running|
|13||Brad Keselowski||2||Ford||20||62||0||24 / 0||running|
|14||Aric Almirola||10||Ford||19||62||1||23 / 0||running|
|15||Joey Logano||22||Ford||14||62||0||27 / 5||running|
|16||Kyle Larson||5||Chevrolet||2||62||0||36 / 15||running|
|17||Cole Custer||41||Ford||15||62||0||20 / 0||running|
|18||Chris Buescher||17||Ford||12||62||0||19 / 0||running|
|19||Erik Jones||43||Chevrolet||21||62||0||18 / 0||running|
|20||Ryan Blaney||12||Ford||17||62||0||17 / 0||running|
|21||Corey LaJoie||7||Chevrolet||23||62||0||16 / 0||running|
|22||Alex Bowman||48||Chevrolet||10||62||0||18 / 3||running|
|23||Josh Bilicki||52||Ford||27||62||0||14 / 0||running|
|24||Bubba Wallace||23||Toyota||36||62||0||16 / 3||running|
|25||Justin Haley||77||Chevrolet||22||62||0||0 / 0||running|
|26||Ty Dillon||96||Toyota||39||62||0||0 / 0||running|
|27||Kevin Harvick||4||Ford||25||62||0||14 / 4||running|
|28||James Davison||15||Chevrolet||26||62||0||9 / 0||running|
|29||AJ Allmendinger||116||Chevrolet||3||62||0||0 / 0||running|
|30||Michael McDowell||34||Ford||18||62||0||7 / 0||running|
|31||Cody Ware||51||Chevrolet||29||62||0||0 / 0||running|
|32||Ryan Newman||6||Ford||28||62||0||5 / 0||running|
|33||William Byron||24||Chevrolet||1||62||15||23 / 19||running|
|34||Quin Houff||00||Chevrolet||33||62||0||3 / 0||running|
|35||Kyle Tilley||78||Ford||30||60||0||2 / 0||running|
|36||Daniel Suarez||99||Chevrolet||11||53||0||1 / 0||running|
|37||Anthony Alfredo||38||Ford||24||42||0||1 / 0||brakes|
|38||Austin Cindric||33||Ford||5||35||2||0 / 0||rear gear|
|39||Ryan Eversley||53||Chevrolet||31||27||0||1 / 0||rear gear|
|40||Ryan Preece||37||Chevrolet||32||6||0||1 / 0||engine|
Team-by-team breakdown of All-Star rosters
After weeks of voting and intrigue, we finally know the full rosters that will represent the American and National Leagues at the All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 13. And it is quite the star-studded group, as always.
Rosters can still change between now and first pitch if players drop out due to injury or other factors. Any replacements will be added here when they are announced, but for now, here is a breakdown of who will represent each of the 30 MLB teams at this year’s Midsummer Classic, in descending order of total representatives.
^Indicates player is a starter
RED SOX (5): Matt Barnes, RHP; Xander Bogaerts, SS^; Rafael Devers, 3B^; Nathan Eovaldi, RHP; J.D. Martinez, DH
Unsurprisingly, the first-place Red Sox are well represented on this year’s AL All-Star roster. In fact, their five All-Stars are the most of any team. Barnes, Devers and Eovaldi are all first-time selections. Devers is set to start alongside Bogaerts, who is making the second All-Star start of his career.
BLUE JAYS (4): Bo Bichette, SS; Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B^; Teoscar Hernández, OF^; Marcus Semien, 2B^
The Blue Jays will have more starters than any other team in this year’s All-Star Game with three, headlined by the 22-year-old Guerrero — MLB’s leading vote-getter in both phases of the fan voting. The only other time in franchise history Toronto had three or more All-Star starters was in 1994, when it had four (Roberto Alomar, Joe Carter, Paul Molitor, John Olerud).
ASTROS (4): Jose Altuve, 2B; Michael Brantley, OF; Carlos Correa, SS; Ryan Pressly, RHP
Four All-Stars is actually Houston’s lowest total since 2016, but the club is still tied for second among all clubs this year. This is the fourth straight All-Star nod and fifth overall selection for Brantley. Altuve is now a seven-time All-Star, while Correa and Pressly are headed to the Midsummer Classic for the second time.
PADRES (4): Jake Cronenworth, 2B; Yu Darvish, RHP; Mark Melancon, RHP; Fernando Tatis Jr., SS^
The Padres’ four All-Stars are their fourth-most in a single year. They had seven in 1985, and five in both 1992 and ‘98. Cronenworth and Tatis are the team’s first duo of position-player All-Stars since 2001 (Ryan Klesko and Phil Nevin).
YANKEES (3): Aroldis Chapman, LHP; Gerrit Cole, RHP; Aaron Judge, OF^
It’s been a rough season for the Yankees’ offense as a whole, but the club’s struggles haven’t extended to Judge. The 6-foot-7 slugger will make his third career All-Star start; he also started for the AL in 2017 and ‘18. Cole is heading to the All-Star Game for the first time as a Yankee and fourth time overall, while Chapman makes it seven career selections. The closer’s recent downturn wasn’t enough to cost him a spot on the roster.
WHITE SOX (3): Liam Hendriks, RHP; Lance Lynn, RHP; Carlos Rodón, LHP
The first-place White Sox are the only AL team sending as many as three pitchers to the All-Star Game. The fact that Opening Day starter Lucas Giolito is not one of them is a testament to the team’s depth. Hendriks and Lynn were among Chicago’s acquisitions after the 2020 campaign, and the club re-signed Rodón to a one-year deal two months after non-tendering him. The decision to bring back the left-hander has been as impactful as any other offseason move, as he threw a no-hitter and has performed at an ace level all year.
ANGELS (3): Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH^; Mike Trout, OF^; Jared Walsh, 1B
The last time the Angels had multiple All-Star starters was 2015, when Trout and Albert Pujols both got the nod. Whether it happens again this year depends on Trout’s health, as the superstar outfielder remains sidelined by a right calf strain. Despite his injury, Trout was elected to start alongside Ohtani, who is having one of the most uniquely impressive seasons ever as MLB’s leading home run hitter and the Halos’ best starting pitcher. Then there’s Walsh, who has completed the improbable journey from 39th-round Draft pick in 2015 to All-Star six years later.
RANGERS (3): Joey Gallo, OF; Adolis García, OF; Kyle Gibson, RHP
Gallo’s 20 homers and .886 OPS — bolstered largely by his MLB-leading 64 walks entering play Sunday — have earned him his second All-Star nod. García has been one of the biggest surprise stories of the season, riding an incredible month of May in which he launched 11 homers to an All-Star selection in his rookie year. And Gibson is having an incredible breakout season, leading the AL with a 1.98 ERA.
NATIONALS (3): Kyle Schwarber, OF; Juan Soto, OF; Trea Turner, SS
The Nationals’ three All-Stars are their most since 2017, when they had five. That’s also the last time they had three or more position players make it — when Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy and Bryce Harper all started, alongside Max Scherzer on the mound. Stephen Strasburg was also part of the group as a reserve.
BRAVES (3): Ronald Acuña Jr., OF^; Ozzie Albies, 2B; Freddie Freeman, 1B^
Acuña will be the second player in Braves history to start multiple All-Star Games before turning 24, joining Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews. This will be the third straight All-Star Game to feature multiple Braves position player starters. Before 2018, they hadn’t had multiple position players start an All-Star Game since 2003, when Gary Sheffield started in right field and Javy Lopez started at catcher.
BREWERS (3): Corbin Burnes, RHP; Josh Hader, LHP; Brandon Woodruff, RHP
The Brewers’ three pitchers are their most to be All-Stars in the same season in franchise history. They’ve previously had two five times, in 2018-19, 2006-07 and 2004.
GIANTS (3): Brandon Crawford, SS; Kevin Gausman, RHP; Buster Posey, C^
The surprising Giants have three All-Stars this year, their most since 2016, when they had four: Johnny Cueto, Posey, Brandon Belt and Madison Bumgarner. At 34 years old, Posey will be the oldest catcher to start an All-Star Game since a 35-year-old Ivan Rodriguez in 2007. It will be his fifth career All-Star start, more than all other catchers in Giants history combined — Walker Cooper made three starts (1946-48) and Ed Bailey made one (‘63).
DODGERS (3): Mookie Betts, OF; Max Muncy, 1B; Chris Taylor, OF
This is the first year since 2008 that the Dodgers do not have a pitcher as an All-Star. What’s notable about ‘08? That was Clayton Kershaw’s rookie year. The last time the Dodgers had at least three position player All-Stars was 2017, with Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager and Justin Turner.
REDS (2): Nick Castellanos, OF^; Jesse Winker, OF^
Castellanos and Winker will be the second Reds duo to start the same All-Star Game in the outfield. They join Gus Bell and Frank Robinson, who did so in 1956 representing the club.
CUBS (2): Kris Bryant, 3B; Craig Kimbrel, RHP
Bryant is an All-Star for the fourth time, in the midst of a bounceback season after a less-productive 2020. Kimbrel is now an eight-time All-Star, but this is his first selection with the Cubs. He made four All-Star teams with the Braves, from 2011-14, and three with the Red Sox, from 2016-18.
CARDINALS (2): Nolan Arenado, 3B^; Alex Reyes, RHP
After being a five-time All-Star for the Rockies, Arenado will make a start in Colorado, his fourth straight Midsummer Classic start, but he will be representing the Cardinals this time instead. Reyes is the first Cardinals reliever to make the All-Star team since Trevor Rosenthal in 2015.
PIRATES (2): Adam Frazier, 2B^; Bryan Reynolds, OF
The last time the Pirates had two position player All-Stars was 2014, when Andrew McCutchen started the game in center field and Josh Harrison made it as well. That ‘14 Pirates team made its second of what would be three straight postseason appearances, losing to Madison Bumgarner and the Giants in the NL Wild Card Game.
PHILLIES (2): J.T. Realmuto, C; Zack Wheeler, RHP
This is the first time the Phillies have had multiple All-Stars since 2013, when Domonic Brown and Cliff Lee both made it to represent the club. The last time their selections included both a catcher and pitcher was the year before, in 2012, when Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon and Carlos Ruiz were All-Stars.
INDIANS (2): Shane Bieber, RHP; José Ramírez, 3B
The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, Bieber pitched to a 3.28 ERA with 130 K’s in 90 2/3 innings before going down with a right shoulder injury in mid-June. He also made the AL All-Star roster in 2019 and won MVP honors in his home park. Ramírez was previously an All-Star in 2017 and ‘18.
RAYS (1): Mike Zunino, C
A first-timer, Zunino is the lone representative for the reigning AL champion Rays. One of the leading sluggers at his position and a strong pitch-framer to boot, Zunino becomes the third catcher in franchise history to earn an All-Star selection, joining Dioner Navarro and Wilson Ramos.
ORIOLES (1): Cedric Mullins, OF
One of this season’s breakout stars, Mullins has contributed in all phases of the game, supplying the Orioles with power, speed and strong defense in center field.
TIGERS (1): Gregory Soto, LHP
This marks the third straight AL All-Star roster that includes a Tigers reliever. Joe Jiménez was selected in 2018 and Shane Greene the following year. Part of a closer committee, the hard-throwing Soto has been a reliable hand in Detroit’s bullpen.
ROYALS (1): Salvador Perez, C^
Except for the year (2019) he missed while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Perez has owned the AL’s starting catcher spot since ‘14. Perez will become the 11th catcher in AL/NL history to make at least six All-Star Game starts; among the other 10, seven are in the Hall of Fame.
TWINS (1): Nelson Cruz, DH
Cruz turned 41 on July 1, but there’s been no slowing down the veteran slugger, who makes the All-Star team for the seventh time in his career.
A’s (1): Matt Olson, 1B
One of the best defensive first basemen in MLB and the A’s leader in nearly every major offensive category, Olson scores his first career All-Star selection as Oakland’s lone representative.
MARINERS (1): Yusei Kikuchi, LHP
After posting a 5.39 ERA across his first two MLB seasons, Kikuchi has pitched to a sparkling 3.18 mark over his first 15 starts in 2021. Along with Yu Darvish and Shohei Ohtani, he’s one of three Japanese-born All-Stars this season, tied for the most in any year with 2003, ‘07 and ‘14.
METS (1): Jacob deGrom, RHP
At this point, we’re running out of superlatives for deGrom, whose All-Star selection is the fourth of his career and merely a formality after his otherworldly first half — the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner leads the Majors with a 0.95 ERA and 45 percent strikeout rate, and that’s just to name a few categories.
MARLINS (1): Trevor Rogers, LHP
This is the second straight round of All-Star selections to feature a Marlins rookie pitcher. In 2019, it was Sandy Alcantara, who represented the club in a year when he finished with a 3.88 ERA and 151 strikeouts.
ROCKIES (1): Germán Márquez, RHP
Marquez is just the eighth Rockies pitcher to make an All-Star team. He joins Greg Holland (2017), Ubaldo Jiménez (2010, started), Jason Marquis (‘09), Aaron Cook (‘08), Brian Fuentes (‘05-’07), Shawn Chacon (‘03) and Mike Hampton (‘01).
D-BACKS (1): Eduardo Escobar, 3B
In his 11th year in the Majors, the 32-year-old Escobar is a first-time All-Star. He’ll be the first D-backs third baseman to represent the club since Jake Lamb in 2017.
Ohtani 1st All-Star picked as pitcher, position player
NEW YORK (AP) Shohei Ohtani achieved a first in the near century history of baseball’s All-Star Game: selection as both a hitter and a pitcher.
The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation was among the American League starting pitchers picked Sunday for the July 13 showcase at Denver’s Coors Field. Ohtani, who leads the majors in home runs, had already been elected by fans to start as the AL’s designated hitter.
Boston has the most All-Stars for the first time since 2009, sending five. Designated hitter J.D. Martinez, starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and reliever Matt Barnes were chosen to join a pair of starters: shortstop Xander Bogaerts and third baseman Rafael Devers.
Houston and Toronto have four All-Stars each.
Ohtani received 121 votes in balloting by players, managers and coaches announced three days after fan-elected starters were revealed.
“The guy’s going to participate in Home Run Derby, pitch in the game and hit in the game. That doesn’t happen like, ever,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said after speaking with AL skipper Kevin Cash of Tampa Bay. “So this is the one time … even the non-baseball fan can really latch onto this and become interested.”
Babe Ruth’s pitching days were largely behind him by the time the All-Star Game started in 1933. Ruth made one pitching appearance that year, the final one of his career on the last day of the season. He last pitched with regularity in 1919.
Ohtani is hitting .278 with a major league-leading 31 home runs and 67 RBIs. He is 3-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 83 strikeouts over 60 innings in 12 starts on the mound.
The right-hander was joined by fellow starting pitchers Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees (272 votes), and Lance Lynn (199) and Carlos Rodon (192) of the Chicago White Sox.
Cleveland’s Shane Bieber (189) also was elected but is hurt and will miss the game along with Angels outfielder Mike Trout, who was elected to start, and Washington outfielder Kyle Schwarber, who was picked as a reserve.
Mets ace Jacob deGrom, who has a historically low ERA of 0.95, led NL starting pitchers with 321 votes, followed by San Francisco’s Kevin Gausman (210), Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes (153) and Brandon Woodruff (146), and San Diego’s Yu Darvish (105). Because he is scheduled to start for the Mets on July 11, deGrom doesn’t plan to pitch in Denver.
The Yankees’ struggling Aroldis Chapman (160), Chicago’s Liam Hendriks (159) and Barnes (117) are the AL relievers, and Chicago’s Craig Kimbrel (208), Milwaukee’s Josh Hader (191) and San Diego’s Mark Melancon (107) are in the NL bullpen.
Tampa Bay catcher Mike Zunino was elected as an AL reserve along with Oakland first baseman Matt Olson, Houston second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa, Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez and outfielders Cedric Mullins of Baltimore, Michael Brantley of the Astros and Adolis Garcia of Texas.
Major League Baseball’s picks, which ensure at last one player from each team participates, included five pitchers – Eovaldi, Texas’ Kyle Gibson, Seattle’s Yusei Kikuchi, Houston’s Ryan Pressly and Detroit’s Gregory Soto plus Toronto shortstop Bo Bichette, Minnesota DH Nelson Cruz, Texas outfielder Joey Gallo and Angels first baseman Jared Walsh.
Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto was elected as a reserve along with Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy, San Diego second baseman Jake Cronenworth, Washington shortstop Trea Turner, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant, Los Angeles outfielder Mookie Betts and Pittsburgh outfielder Bryan Reynolds.
MLB added pitchers German Marquez of the host Rockies along with St. Louis’ Alex Reyes, Miami’s Trevor Rogers and Philadelphia’s Zack Wheeler plus Atlanta second baseman Ozzie Albies, San Francisco shortstop Brandon Crawford, Arizona infielder Eduardo Escobar, Washington outfielder Juan Soto and Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor.
Garcia and Rogers are the only rookies among 34 first-time All-Stars. Toronto first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the youngest player at 22 years, 3 1/2 months, just ahead of San Diego shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. at 22 years, 6 months and Juan Soto at 22 years, 8 months.
Players born outside the 50 states include seven from the Dominican Republic, five from Venezuela, three from Japan, two from Cuba, and one each from Aruba, Australia, Canada, Curacao and Puerto Rico.
Bullpen strong again as Reds hand Cubs 9th straight loss
CINCINNATI (AP) With one out in the ninth inning and Cincinnati clinging to a 3-2 lead against the Chicago Cubs, Amir Garrett put himself in a jam.
Garrett walked Ian Happ on four pitches and surrendered a pinch-hit single to Eric Sogard. That prompted a visit from Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson, whose instruction was simple.
“Throw the ball right down the middle, get this double play,” Johnson told him.
Willson Contreras then bounced to third baseman Eugenio Suarez, who started a game-ending double play that closed out the Cubs’ ninth straight loss.
“Kudos to (Johnson) for coming out there and talking to me,” said Garrett, who earned his sixth save.
Cincinnati earned its fourth straight win and pulled within seven games of NL Central-leading Milwaukee. The Reds visit the Brewers for a four-game series before the All-Star break, and the teams play a three-game set in Cincinnati after the break.
The Cubs scored a total of five runs in the weekend series, dropping all three games by one run. They closed out a 1-9 trip, losing every game after throwing a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Reds’ beleaguered bullpen held the Cubs scoreless for the third straight day. After Wade Miley gave up 10 hits through 6 2/3 innings, Art Warren (2-0), Brad Brach and Garrett closed it out.
“They’ve been doing it more than just this weekend, but I think it really showed up this weekend,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said. “They’ve been pitching really well, and again today.”
Chicago went 2 for 9 with runners in scoring position and left eight runners on base.
Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks pitched six innings of one-run ball. He allowed five hits, struck out five and walked none.
Chicago jumped in front with one run in each of the first two innings. Javier Baez singled in Kris Bryant in the first. Then Jake Marisnick smashed a one-out triple over the head of Tyler Naquin in center in the second and scored on Hendricks’ two-out single up the middle.
Cincinnati got one back on Tucker Barnhart’s RBI double in the second, and then went ahead to stay with two runs in the seventh.
The Reds loaded the bases against Dan Winkler (1-1), who hit Jonathan India with one out to push across the tying run. Another run scored on Jesse Winker’s infield out before Andrew Chafin struck out Nick Castellanos to end the inning.
“It was a tough day,” Marisnick said. “We couldn’t come up with a big hit. It’s been tough, but you won’t see guys hanging their heads. Our pitchers are giving us a chance, but it’s been eluding us lately.”
Pujols helps Dodgers to 7-game season sweep of Nationals
WASHINGTON (AP) Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead single as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a seven-game season sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 5-1 win Sunday.
Los Angeles has won a season-high nine straight games since getting no-hit on June 24 by the Chicago Cubs, who have lost nine in a row. The Dodgers improved to a season-best 22 games over .500 at 53-31 following a sweep of the four-game series.
“Great series all the way around,” Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said.
Beat-up Washington has lost four in a row.
“It was a tough weekend. We’ve just got to keep playing, keep our heads up,” Washington manager Dave Martinez said.
In a game that started shortly after 11 a.m. on the Fourth of July, Joe Ross (5-8) threw his fastest pitch since the 2016 NL Division Series, a year before Tommy John surgery, making a 97.2 mph offering to Matt Beaty in the first inning.
The score was tied 1-1 when Gavin Lux doubled leading off the seventh inning.
Pujols, the 41-year-old three-time MVP signed in May after he was released by the Los Angeles Angels, hit for pitcher David Price (4-0) with one out and pulled a 1-2 slider into left field for a 2-1 lead.
With 2,132 RBIs, Pujols trails only Babe Ruth (2,214) and Hank Aaron (2,297). Pujols has a .345 batting average and 56 RBIs in 75 games against Washington.
“I feel like every time he’s in the box, something good is going to happen,” Lux said.
Martinez brought left-handed closer Brad Hand with two outs to face left-handed Max Muncy, who doubled for a 3-1 lead. Muncy added a two-run double off Wander Suero in the ninth.
“That was the best matchup for us to try and hold it right there,” Martinez said.
Ross allowed three runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings with no walks and 11 strikeouts, his most since 2017.
Price, the fifth of eight Dodgers pitchers, gave up two hits in two scoreless innings on what manager Roberts planned as a bullpen day.
“It was special,” Roberts said. “Each guy embraced their lane, their role.”
Alcides Escobar had three hits in his second game since he was traded to Washington.
Starling Castro put Washington ahead with an RBI single in the third, and Beaty’s solo homer tied the score in the fourth.
Washington was without slugger Kyle Schwarber, among 12 Nationals on the 10-day injured list, due to a strained right hamstring strain. Shortstop Trea Turner has not played since jamming his left middle finger on Wednesday.
Gurriel scores on error in 10th, Astros sweep Indians 4-3
CLEVELAND (AP) Yuli Gurriel scored on a two-out error by pitcher Emmanuel Clase in the 10th inning, allowing the Houston Astros to beat the skidding Cleveland Indians 4-3 and complete a four-game sweep on Sunday.
Gurriel advanced to third on a fielder’s choice by Jason Castro, then came around when the Indians failed to complete a double play on the throw back to first by Amed Rosario.
The shortstop forced out Carlos Correa at second base, but Clase mishandled his return throw, allowing Castro to be safe and Gurriel to scamper home. Gurriel struck out leading off the inning, but reached first on Clase’s wild pitch.
“It was really wild, that 10th inning,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “One-run games are so very, very, very important to win and we squeaked that one out. This was a big weekend for us and today was a very good day.”
Astros rookie Chas McCormick homered and had three RBIs for Houston, which has won 25 of its last 34 games and swept the Indians for the first time in franchise history.
Blake Taylor (1-2) retired all four batters he faced in relief of starter Zack Greinke, and Brooks Raley earned his second save with a scoreless 10th. Astros closer Ryan Pressly was unavailable after pitching in the first three games of the series.
“That play in the 10th was crazy and it was nice that it worked out our way,” Greinke said. “It was a battle of the depth these teams have over the last four games.”
Clase (3-3) took the loss despite not allowing a hit or walk and striking out three in two innings. Cleveland has dropped a season-high six straight and is 1-8 since June 25.
Greinke worked 7 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and five hits. He struck out eight. The right-hander was staked to a 3-1 lead, but allowed a solo homer to Eddie Rosario in the sixth and a tying shot by Cesar Hernandez in the eighth.
The Indians didn’t manage a hit out of the infield until Eddie Rosario cleared the wall in right. Greinke, whose last loss occurred May 25, remains tied for 83rd on the career wins list with 216.
“Zack is still changing speeds and commands everything he throws,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. “And even though he’s not lighting up the radar gun like he used to, it’s very impressive.”
McCormick gave Houston a 3-1 lead in the sixth with a two-run homer, scoring Correa and chasing Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill, who gave up three runs in a season-high 5 1/3 innings.
Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez missed his third game in a row with a sore left elbow. Ramirez was hurt diving for a ball Thursday in the series opener, one day after fouling a pitch off his left cheek against Detroit.
Cleveland reached the midpoint of its season with a 42-39 record.
Anderson, Pirates win 2-0 to stop Brewers’ 11-game run
PITTSBURGH (AP) Tyler Anderson pitched seven sparkling innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Milwaukee’s 11-game winning streak Sunday with a 2-0 victory over the Brewers.
Kevin Newman homered and Wilmer Difo had an RBI double as the Pirates stopped a six-game slide.
Milwaukee managed just three hits off Anderson (4-8), who broke a personal five-game skid. The left-hander struck out six and walked two while throwing 93 pitches.
“He dominated,” Newman said. “He hit his spots, he was making pitches, he had great tempo for us, just got the ball, grabbed it and go. It was an awesome start for him and an awesome start for the team.”
Milwaukee’s winning streak was the second-longest in franchise history. The Brewers won their first 13 games in 1987.
Anderson had gone eight starts without a win since May 9 when he beat the Cubs in Chicago.
“Honestly, I don’t even pay attention to wins,” Anderson said. “My goal is not to pay attention to the stats but to stay in the game as long as you can and do what you can to help the team win. Sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t.
“This one was a big one for us. We’ve been scuffling a little bit. It was huge to get this one.”
David Bednar and Richard Rodriguez finished the four-hitter with one inning apiece. Rodriguez earned his 11th save in 13 opportunities by completing the Pirates’ third shutout of the season.
Willy Adames led off the ninth with a double against Rodriguez but was stranded at second base. The Brewers were blanked for the sixth time overall but first since May 18.
Newman opened the scoring in the first inning with a home run down the left-field line with one out. It was his third of the season.
“He got us on the board, and we haven’t had a lead in a while,” Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said. “It gives you a little bit of a sigh of relief.”
Freddy Peralta (7-3) had control issues with five walks in six innings. However, he allowed just two runs and three hits while striking out seven.
“They weren’t swinging at my slider a lot today,” Peralta said. “That’s why I had to make more pitches than normal. But I was trying to do my best attacking and competing.”
The Brewers loaded the bases with one out in the second, but Peralta bunted into an inning-ending 1-2-4 double play.
The Pirates made it 2-0 in the sixth when Difo sliced an RBI double inside third base. That was one of just four Pittsburgh hits.
The Brewers lost for only the second time in their last 21 day games. They had also beaten the Pirates six straight times.
Nick Pivetta strikes out 10, pitches Red Sox past A’s 1-0
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Red Sox absolutely needed this kind of deep, efficient outing from Nick Pivetta with Boston’s bullpen drained and down following a pair of extra-inning games.
His emotion on the mound also provided great energy with many Red Sox fans in the seats.
Pivetta struck out 10 over seven innings to win for the first time in seven starts, Boston went ahead on a double-play groundout by Rafael Devers in the sixth and the Red Sox capped a winning series against the Oakland Athletics with a 1-0 victory Sunday.
“I’m an emotional, energized guy. I really care about everybody on this team, I really want to do good for them, every single day I want to show up for them,” Pivetta said. “And I want to pump them up, too. I want to be energetic and I want us to have fun, and I want us to go out there and show ourselves every single night.”
The teams played a third straight one-run game after splitting a pair of extra-inning contests, including Oakland’s 7-6, 12-inning victory Saturday that snapped Boston’s eight-game winning streak.
Pivetta (7-3) allowed two hits and walked two. He had been 0-3 since beating Atlanta on May 26.
“He was incredible today,” Oakland’s Chad Pinder said.
Manager Alex Cora sure appreciated not having to further tax his relievers and how Pivetta realized the task.
“Outstanding,” Cora said. “He set the tempo right away in the first inning. He struck out the side. He understands where we’re at. … Probably his best one.”
Alex Verdugo had two hits for a Red Sox squad that is 10-3 during a stretch with 16 straight games and 19 in 20 days.
Garrett Whitlock pitched the eighth for Boston before All-Star closer Matt Barnes escaped trouble to finish for his 19th save in 23 chances. He allowed Matt Olson’s leadoff single then a one-out walk to Jed Lowrie.
Matt Chapman’s two-out single in the first extended his streak reaching base to 21 games but Pivetta still struck out the side that inning.
“It seemed like each game had a different personality to it,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “Both starting pitchers were fantastic today. Tough to get good swings off him let alone string together a bunch of hits.”
James Kaprielian hung tough in a pitcher’s duel. The A’s right-hander struck out a career-best 10 batters over seven innings with one walk, allowing one run on five hits.
“That’s a good baseball team over there, and I think we’re a good baseball team, too,” Kaprielian said.
Kaprielian (4-3), who has allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his 10 starts, lost his second straight outing.
Meadows gets 3 hits, Franco homers as Rays beat Blue Jays
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Austin Meadows had three hits, including two RBI doubles, and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their 10-game road losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
Wander Franco hit his second homer for Tampa Bay, which had dropped five in a row overall. Yandy Diaz had two hits and scored twice.
The Rays trailed 1-0 before Franco connected in the sixth inning against Robbie Ray (6-4). Diaz then doubled and scored on Meadows’ first RBI double.
Tampa Bay added three more in the ninth. Meadows drove in Diaz again with his third double of the game. Taylor Walls also had an RBI double, and Mike Brosseau added a sacrifice fly.
“It was quite the pitchers’ duel early on. Robbie Ray was really challenging for us, then Wander comes up with the big home run and then we were able to add on a little bit,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “It feels good to win.”
Ryan Yarbrough (5-3) pitched five innings of four-hit ball for Tampa Bay. Collin McHugh struck out six in three innings before Diego Castillo worked the ninth.
Since returning from the injured list on May 4, McHugh has an ERA of just 0.32, allowing one earned run in 28 1/3 innings with 45 strikeouts. The six he recorded Sunday were his most as a reliever.
“It feels like a continuation of how I’ve pitched out of the bullpen since the beginning of 2018,” McHugh said. “I’ve felt pretty comfortable in this type of role.”
Randal Grichuk hit his 15th homer for Toronto in the second. Bo Bichette had two of Toronto’s six hits as the Blue Jays fell four games behind the second-place Rays in the AL East standings.
Ray allowed five hits in seven innings and finished with six strikeouts. He now has 119 in his 16 starts this season, the second-most by a Blue Jays pitcher over their first 16 starts, trailing only Roger Clemens’ 122 in 1997.
Toronto was looking to sweep Tampa Bay for the first time in a three-game series since September 2015.
“Coming into the series, I was thinking we had to take two of three,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. “Today wasn’t our best game, but I’m pleased with the two out of three that we took from the Rays.”
Tampa Bay recorded eight hits after mustering a total of 10 and batting only .156 in the first two games of the weekend set against Toronto.
Cam Davis wins Rocket Mortgage Classic on 5th playoff hole
DETROIT (AP) Cam Davis won the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title when Troy Merritt missed a 6-foot par putt on the fifth hole of a playoff.
Davis missed putts to win on each of the playoff holes. The 26-year-old Australian left 6- and 18-foot putts high, a 25-foot putt low and a 19-footer high. He misread a break on a 12-foot putt on the fifth playoff hole, then won when Merritt made bogey.
Davis closed with a 5-under 67 to match Merritt (68) and Joaquin Niemann (68) at 18-under 270 at Detroit Golf Club. Niemann dropped out of the playoff with a bogey on the first extra hole, his first bogey of the week.
Niemann had a chance to win it on the 72nd hole, but left a 17-foot putt high.
Davis holed a 50-foot sand shot for eagle on the par-5 17th and birdied the par-4 18th to get to 18 under.
Niemann followed with two shots that went 569 yards and he two-putted from 14 feet to take the lead at 18 under, but he quickly had company.
Merritt, who was in the final group with Niemann, made his fourth birdie in a five-hole stretch to share the lead. Davis joined them with the eagle-birdie finish.
The 22-year-old Niemann shared the second- and third-round lead and was runner-up for the third time, including coming up short in a playoff at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Last week at the Travelers Championship, Harris English beat Kramer Hickok in an eight-hole playoff that tied the second-longest sudden death in PGA Tour history. Hickock stuck around to watch the playoff in Detroit after finishing 6 under.
Alex Noren (64) had a share of the lead at 17. He got out of the heat and humidity, but planned to leave the comfortable clubhouse as soon someone was a stroke ahead of him and that happened with a trio of competitors. Noren tied for fourth with Hank Lebioda (68).
Bubba Watson surged up the leaderboard earlier on the hot and steamy afternoon with a 64 to put him at 16 under. That briefly gave him a share of the lead, and he tied for sixth with Brandon Hagy (68).
Ko leads at Old American after bogey-free 32-hole day
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) Jin Young Ko chipped in for eagle on the par-4 15th and finished a bogey-free 32-hole Saturday in near darkness with a one-stroke lead in the Volunteers of America Classic.
Ko returned to overcast and breezy Old American early Saturday, playing the final 14 holes for a 1-under 70 in the suspended second round. After a rest break at her nearby home in Frisco, the 25-year-old South Korean star shot 66 in the third round.
“Today was really difficult today, tough today,” Ko said. “I woke up 4:50 this morning and I finished almost 9. So I played all day today. It was long day. But I had great round today and it was fun.”
After deciding to play the par-4 18th in fading light, she got up-and-down for par – chipping close after hitting over the green.
“I don’t want to play tomorrow morning early, so I want to really finish,” Ko said. “We did a great decision.”
Germany’s Esther Henseleit and Finland’s Matilda Castren were tied for second. Henseleit also eagled the 15th in her 64. Castren shot 68. They both finished their second rounds Friday.
The first-round leader after a 63, Ko had a 14-under 199 total in the event that got back on schedule after the start of play Friday was delayed six hours because of rain and lightning.
“I can’t wait to play tomorrow,” Ko said.
Ko dropped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the world when Nelly Korda won the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship last week for her second straight victory, ending a run of nearly two years. Even with a victory Sunday, Ko would remain No. 2.
The 22-year-old Henseleit followed the eagle on 15 with a birdie on the par-5 17th. She won the Ladies European Tour’s 2019 Magical Kenya Ladies Open.
“I actually didn’t think we would get that close to not finishing, but I’m so happy that we did,” Henseleit said. “It really is dark. You couldn’t really see the pins on the last two holes. But just happy to be sleeping in tomorrow.”
Castren birdied 15 and 17. She won the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship three weeks ago in California at foggy Lake Merced to become the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history.
“My ball-striking wasn’t my best today, but I managed to just grind through the day.” Castren said. “We had to run a little bit on 18, but we got it done, and that’s the thing I’m most happy about today.”
Jeongeun Lee6, the South Korean player who won the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open and lives in nearby Irving, was 10 under after a 69. She birdied the last three holes.
Defending champion Angela Stanford birdied three of the last four holes in a 68 to get to 9 under. The 43-year-old former TCU star from Fort Worth won at 7 under last year when the event was played in early December.
“With this east wind that we are having today, I told my caddie walking down the second hole, `This is the hardest wind out here,'” Stanford said. “Now we’ve seen all directions, but I think east is the hardest. That probably helped me calm down and be patient and know it was going to play harder.”
She played 31 holes Saturday, finishing a second-round 70 in the morning.
“I’m ready to go bed,” Stanford said. “That 4:30 wake-up call was tough.”
Ana Belac also was 9 under after a 68.
Stacy Lewis, from the Houston area, bogeyed the 18th in a 68 that left her 8 under. The 2014 tournament winner played 32 holes Saturday.
“I’m tired. Today was so long. It was exhausting,” Lewis said. “Early this morning it played really hard I thought with the wind coming back out. … Just really tiring, and glad to be done.”
INDIANA FOOTBALL: HOOSIERS ADD THREE-STAR CB
James Monds 5-foot-10, 180-pound corner from Vero Beach, Fla. Monds is considered the No. 675 prospect nationally in the 247Sports composite ranking, including the No. 67 player at corner. He is now the ninth commit in the class of 2022.
“I just like the coaching staff, and I like that they are on the rise, and they had three DBs go All-Big Ten,” Monds said. “That will give me an opportunity to showcase my talent and, on the biggest stage, make a name for myself.”
Monds was first-team all-area in both football and soccer in each of the past two seasons.
Dominant Luka: Doncic, Slovenia headed to Tokyo Olympics
(AP) — Most of the members of Slovenia’s basketball team charged toward Luka Doncic moments after the final buzzer sounded Sunday, determined to get him onto their shoulders and carry their best player around the court in celebration.
He lifted them, so they lifted him.
Doncic and Slovenia are headed to the Olympics for the first time, after winning 96-85 at Lithuania on Sunday to clinch a spot in the Tokyo Games. Doncic – the MVP of the tournament in Kaunas, Lithuania – was simply brilliant: 31 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists, the first triple-double by any player in any of the four Olympic qualifying tournaments that were played in the past week to determine the last four teams in the Olympic field.
“I don’t care about the MVP,” Doncic said. “We won here. We’re going to the Olympics, the first time in our country. It’s amazing. I think every kid dreams about being in the Olympics. I did, too. So, here we are. We fought really, really hard and I think we deserve to be here.”
The game was tied 52-52 at halftime, and Slovenia opened the third on an 11-2 run. Lithuania eventually closed within 71-69, but a 14-0 run by Slovenia put Doncic’s club in control for good.
And when the last few seconds ticked away, Doncic threw his arms skyward in celebration.
“We’re making history for our country,” Doncic said. “We can just go up from here.”
Lithuania was one of four nations playing host to Olympic qualifiers that ended Sunday, all four being winner-take-all events, one team from each region making the Tokyo field.
And all four home teams, which figured to have major advantages by being at home, fell short of the Olympics. Slovenia beat Lithuania in the final, Croatia and Canada lost semifinal games – and Serbia, the reigning Olympic silver medalists, were stunned in a regional final Sunday by Italy.
“A huge disappointment,” Lithuania coach Darius Maskoliunas said. “We lost at home. We expected a better result.”
Slovenia will be placed in Group C for the Tokyo Games, one of the three four-team groups at the Olympics. Slovenia will play Argentina on July 26, Japan on July 29 and reigning World Cup champion Spain on Aug. 1. The top two teams in each group, plus two wild-cards, will make the Olympic quarterfinals.
“It’s just one of the best feelings,” Doncic said. “We worked hard for this.”
Vlatko Cancar scored 18 for Slovenia, which got 16 from Jaka Blazic and 13 from Mike Tobey.
Jonas Valanciunas, Arnas Butkevicius and Mantas Kalnietis each scored 14 for Lithuania, which will miss the Olympics for the first time since getting its independence from the Soviet Union; it had been to each of the past seven Olympics, starting in 1992.
Eimantas Bendzius scored 11 and Marius Grigonis added 10 for Lithuania.
BELGRADE, SERBIA REGION
ITALY 102, SERBIA 95
Italy went into Serbia and pulled off a stunner, eliminating the team that finished second behind the U.S. at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Nico Mannion scored 24 points, Achille Polonara scored 22 and Italy reached the Olympics for the first time since the 2004 Athens Games – leading by as many as 24 before a stunned arena in Belgrade.
Simone Fontecchio scored 21, Stefano Tonut added 15 and Alessandro Pajola added 10 for Italy. The Italians will be Group B at the Tokyo Olympics, facing Germany – another winner on Sunday – on July 25, Australia on July 28 and Nigeria on July 31.
Danilo Andjusic scored 27 for Serbia, while Filip Petrusev scored 22 and Ognjen Dobric added 17.
SPLIT, CROATIA REGION
GERMANY 75, BRAZIL 64
Moritz Wagner scored 28 points and Germany is headed back to the Olympics for the first time since 2008, after topping Brazil to win the qualifying tournament in Split, Croatia.
Robin Benzing scored 13 points and Maodo Lo scored 10 for Germany, which is seeking its first Olympic men’s basketball medal.
Germany will be in Group B at the Tokyo Games, facing Italy on July 25, Nigeria on July 28 and Australia on July 31.
Anderson Varejao scored 14 points and Alex Garcia finished with 10 for Brazil.
Elliott wins at Road America to start new Hendrick streak
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Even a start near the back of the pack couldn’t prevent Chase Elliott from continuing his uncanny success on road courses.
Elliott started in the 34th position but still found a way to win the NASCAR Cup Series at Road America on Sunday to wrap up a playoff spot. The 25-year-old Hendrick Motorsports has seven career Cup Series victories on road courses, putting him in sole possession of third place in NASCAR history.
“I really have no idea,” Elliott said about his success on road courses. “I feel like it’s just good cars. Our team as a whole has been good at road courses the whole time too, Kyle (Larson) won at Sonoma. I feel like drivers are only as good as what they have to drive. Fortunately I feel like I’ve got the best stuff and just got to make it work.”
Elliott started so far back because a couple of cautions hampered his qualifying attempts on Sunday morning.
It ended up not mattering as Elliott won by 5.705 seconds over Christopher Bell. Busch was third, followed by Kurt Busch and Denny Hamlin.
Kyle Busch took a brief lead on a restart on the 46th of 62 laps, but Elliott caught up to him at Turn 11 and had passed him by Turn 12. The restart followed a caution that came when Anthony Alfredo spun off course.
Elliott stayed in front the rest of the way. His only trouble came as he was celebrating his victory.
After he’s already done one celebratory burnout on the front stretch, Elliott heard fans asking him to do another Elliott said afterward that “I don’t know if I ever felt that much peer pressure in my life to do a burnout.”
So Elliott did a second burnout and wrecked his tires in the process.
“All these people were chanting `Burnout!’ at me,” Elliott said. “I wasn’t going to say no. So I did. I blew the back tires off of it, then ran out of gas and had to have a push.”
Elliott, the 2020 series champion, gave Hendrick Motorsports its seventh victory in its last eight Cup races. Hendrick had its six-race winning streak snapped last weekend when Kyle Busch won at Pocono for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Hendrick drivers have won 10 of the 20 Cup Series races so far this year.
Elliott needs only two more road-course victories to catch Jeff Gordon, who has the record with nine. Tony Stewart won eight Cup Series events on road courses.
He already is the first person ever to win Cup Series races on five different road courses: Watkins Glen, Charlotte, Circuit of the Americas, Daytona and Road America.
“I think he’s a very intelligent race-car driver,” said Elliott’s crew chief, Alan Gustafson. “I think that’s what puts him in a really good position at road courses, where there’s a lot to process and a lot that goes on. It takes him a bit of time to kind of get that all together and figured out, and then when he does, it’s not just a feel. He knows what he’s doing. There’s a lot of thought and process behind what he does, so it’s very repeatable.”
NASCAR had three road courses on its Cup Series schedule from 2018 to 2020, and never had more than two in any year before that. This year’s schedule features seven races on road courses.
This race also offered good news for Bell, who had his first top-five finish since placing fourth at Richmond in April.
“It’s been a trying last two months, but we feel like we’re getting back on track here,” Bell said. “There’s no reason why we can’t be running up front every week.”
This marked the first time NASCAR has brought its premier series to Road America since Tim Flock won a rainy Grand National race in 1956, and the long-awaited return attracted over 100,000 spectators for the entire four-day event.
Those fans braved Fourth of July temperatures that reached the 90s.
“This is a massive road course, and there were people everywhere around the course,” Elliott said. “It’s exciting, man. When we change the schedule up and go to new places, you bring energy and excitement that our series deserves to have. I think we saw that today.”
Road America, which opened in 1955, is located on 640 acres about halfway between Milwaukee and Green Bay. The 4.084-mile course features 14 turns and is surrounded by about 1,600 campsites.
The course wasn’t unfamiliar to the entire field because Road America has hosted an annual Xfinity Series event since 2010. Kyle Busch won Saturday’s Xfinity Series event at Road America, giving the Joe Gibbs Racing driver four Xfinity wins this year in as many starts.
Terry Donahue, winningest UCLA football coach, dies at 77
LOS ANGELES (AP) Terry Donahue, the winningest coach in Pac-12 Conference and UCLA football history who later served as general manager of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, died Sunday. He was 77.
The school said he died at his home in Newport Beach after a two-year struggle with cancer.
Donahue has the most wins (98) of any coach in Pac-12 history and also the most wins (151) in UCLA history. He coached the Bruins from 1971-75, working as an assistant under Pepper Rodgers and then Dick Vermeil, before taking over as head coach at age 31 and serving from 1976-95. His first job out of college was as an assistant to Rodgers at Kansas for one season.
Donahue was the first to appear in a Rose Bowl game as a player, assistant coach and head coach. The Bruins won the New Year’s Day game in 1983, `84 and ’86 during his coaching tenure. He was the first college coach to earn bowl game victories in seven consecutive seasons, from 1983 to 1989.
Born in Los Angeles, Terrence Michael Donahue graduated from Notre Dame High in Sherman Oaks before going to UCLA. He joined the football team as a walk-on defensive lineman in 1965. He helped lead the Bruins to their first-ever Rose Bowl win in 1966 with an upset of previously undefeated and top-ranked Michigan State.
He had a 151-74-8 coaching record at UCLA and a 98-51-5 mark in Pac-12 play. The Bruins won or shared five league titles during Donahue’s tenure. He coached such future Hall of Famers as quarterback Troy Aikman, safety Kenny Easley and outside linebacker Jonathan Ogden.
Donahue was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. He joined the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1997, and the press box at the Rose Bowl was named for him in 2013.
“He epitomizes everything you strive to be as a coach and as a human being,” current UCLA football coach Chip Kelly said. “Since the moment I stepped on campus, he’s been an incredible mentor and one of the most authentic, humble and toughest men I’ve ever met. He loved UCLA with all he had, and I can’t express how important his guidance and friendship has been for me.”
After retiring from coaching, Donahue worked for CBS, Fox and the NFL Network calling games.
He served as the 49ers’ director of player personnel in 1999-2000, and as the team’s GM from 2001-05. He turned down a chance to coach the Dallas Cowboys, a move that would have reunited him with Aikman in 1998.
He is survived by Andrea, his wife of 52 years; daughters Nicole, Michele and Jennifer; and 10 grandchildren.
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 pitched 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, who beats Brooklyn today with a 7-6 walk-off victory at the Polo Grounds, finishes the season in the cellar, completing the campaign 36 games behind the first-place Cardinals.
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 most memorable moment of the contest 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 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, finishing 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), where he will never be called to the major leagues again. 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 Defeating the Orioles 1-0, the Yankees improve their record to 61-20, equaling the best 81-game start in major league history. The mark matches the record 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, Texas 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 base.
2002 Baseball legend Ted Williams, considered by many the greatest hitter in the history of the game, dies of cardiac arrest at the age of 83. The first-ballot Hall of Famer, who was a lifetime .344 hitter, won the MVP award and Triple Crown twice, led the American League in batting for six seasons, and hit .406 in 1941 during his 19-year career with the Red Sox.
2004 As a gesture 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 customary gun, but the solider’s hand grenades remain 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, passing Eddie Murray on the all-time list, for the second-most four-run homers in major league history. The Red Sox left fielder trails only Yankee legend Lou Gehrig, who holds the major league record with 23, which will eventually be surpassed by Alex Rodriguez.
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.
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