INDIANA STATE BASEBALL FINALS
Monday, June 21
Class A | Washington Township (26-7) vs. Shakamak (19-9) | 5 pm ET / 4 pm CT
Class 2A | Eastside (26-6) vs. Providence (22-7) | 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT
Tuesday, June 22
Class 3A | Hanover Central (29-3-1) vs. Southridge (25-7) | 5 pm ET / 4 pm CT
Class 4A | Fishers (23-12) vs. Jasper (30-2) | 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT
*ALL GAMES BROADCAST ON INDIANASRN.ORG
COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
North Carolina State 10 Stanford 4
Vanderbilt 7 Arizona 6 (12)
Sunday, June 20
Game 3: Tennessee vs. Virginia | 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 4: Texas vs. Mississippi State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Monday, June 21
Game 5: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser | 2 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 6: Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Tuesday, June 22
Game 7: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser | 2 p.m. | ESPNU
Game 8: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner | 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Wednesday, June 23
Game 9: 7 p.m. | ESPN
Thursday, June 24
Game 10: 7 p.m. | ESPN2
Friday, June 25
Game 11: 2 p.m. | ESPN2
Game 12: 7 p.m. | ESPN
Saturday, June 26
Game 13: 2 p.m. | ESPN (if necessary)
Game 14: 7 p.m. | ESPN2 (if necessary)
CWS Finals (Best-of-3 series)
Game 1: 7 p.m. | Monday, June 28 | ESPN2
Game 2: 7 p.m. | Tuesday, June 29 | ESPN
Game 3: 7 p.m. | Wednesday, June 30 | ESPN2 (if necessary)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Pittsburgh 6 Cleveland 3
NY Yankees 7 Oakland 5
Toronto 10 Baltimore 7
Minnesota 3 Texas 2
Boston 7 Kansas City 1
Houston 7 Chicago White Sox 3
LA Angels 8 Detroit 3
Seattle 6 Tampa Bay 5 (10)
NY Mets 5 Washington 1
Washington 6 NY Mets 2
St. Louis at Atlanta postponed
Miami 11 Chicago Cubs 1
Philadelphia 13 San Francisco 6
San Diego 7 Cincinnati 5
Milwaukee 6 Colorado 5
LA Dodgers 9 Arizona 3
Milwaukee 115 Brooklyn 111 (OT) Bucks win series 4-3
NY Islanders 3 Tampa Bay 2
Chicago 91 Connecticut 81
Washington 82 Indiana 77
Dallas 95 Minnesota 77
Columbus 2 Chicago 0
Orlando City 3 Toronto FC 2
New England 3 New York City FC 2
Colorado 2 FC Cincinnati
D.C. 1 Inter Miami CF 0
FC Dallas Minnesota 1
Seattle 2 Los Angeles 1
Austin 0 San Jose 0
Portland 2 Sporting KC 1
Los Angeles FC 1 Houston 1
|U.S. Open Championship|
|Jun. 17-20, Torrey Pines Golf Club – South, La Jolla, California|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1t||Mackenzie Hughes||73||67||68||-5 (208)||F|
|1t||Louis Oosthuizen||67||71||70||-5 (208)||F|
|1t||Russell Henley||67||70||71||-5 (208)||F|
|4t||Rory McIlroy||70||73||67||-3 (210)||F|
|4t||Bryson DeChambeau||73||69||68||-3 (210)||F|
|6t||Scottie Scheffler||72||69||70||-2 (211)||F|
|6t||Jon Rahm||69||70||72||-2 (211)||F|
|6t||Matthew Wolff||70||68||73||-2 (211)||F|
|9t||Dustin Johnson||71||73||68||-1 (212)||F|
|9t||Collin Morikawa||75||67||70||-1 (212)||F|
|9t||Christiaan Bezuidenhout||72||70||70||-1 (212)||F|
|9t||Xander Schauffele||69||71||72||-1 (212)||F|
|9t||Kevin Streelman||71||69||72||-1 (212)||F|
|14t||Paul Casey||71||75||67||E (213)||F|
|14t||Ian Poulter||74||71||68||E (213)||F|
|14t||Francesco Molinari||68||76||69||E (213)||F|
|14t||Sungjae Im||72||72||69||E (213)||F|
|14t||Brooks Koepka||69||73||71||E (213)||F|
|14t||Justin Thomas||73||69||71||E (213)||F|
|14t||Harris English||72||70||71||E (213)||F|
|21t||Jordan Spieth||77||69||68||+1 (214)||F|
|21t||Martin Kaymer||77||68||69||+1 (214)||F|
|21t||Chris Baker||74||71||69||+1 (214)||F|
|21t||Lanto Griffin||76||69||69||+1 (214)||F|
|21t||Brian Harman||72||71||71||+1 (214)||F|
|21t||Lee Westwood||71||72||71||+1 (214)||F|
|21t||Guido Migliozzi||71||70||73||+1 (214)||F|
|21t||Richard Bland||70||67||77||+1 (214)||F|
|29t||Joaquin Niemann||75||69||71||+2 (215)||F|
|29t||Daniel Berger||71||72||72||+2 (215)||F|
|31t||Si Woo Kim||71||75||70||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||J.T. Poston||72||73||71||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||Patrick Cantlay||70||75||71||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||Adam Scott||70||75||71||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||Charl Schwartzel||71||74||71||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||Robert MacIntyre||71||73||72||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||Chez Reavie||76||68||72||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||Rikuya Hoshino||69||74||73||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||Branden Grace||72||70||74||+3 (216)||F|
|31t||Bubba Watson||72||67||77||+3 (216)||F|
|41t||Dylan Frittelli||73||72||72||+4 (217)||F|
|41t||Matthew Fitzpatrick||70||75||72||+4 (217)||F|
|41t||Dylan Wu||70||73||74||+4 (217)||F|
|41t||Adam Hadwin||70||72||75||+4 (217)||F|
|45t||Kevin Kisner||73||73||72||+5 (218)||F|
|45t||Shane Lowry||72||74||72||+5 (218)||F|
|45t||Edoardo Molinari||70||76||72||+5 (218)||F|
|45t||Gary Woodland||74||71||73||+5 (218)||F|
|45t||Sergio Garcia||71||74||73||+5 (218)||F|
|45t||Rafa Cabrera Bello||68||76||74||+5 (218)||F|
|45t||Jhonattan Vegas||75||69||74||+5 (218)||F|
|45t||Charley Hoffman||72||71||75||+5 (218)||F|
|45t||Patrick Rodgers||70||71||77||+5 (218)||F|
|54t||Akshay Bhatia||73||73||73||+6 (219)||F|
|54t||Troy Merritt||75||71||73||+6 (219)||F|
|54t||Wade Ormsby||72||74||73||+6 (219)||F|
|54t||Tommy Fleetwood||72||73||74||+6 (219)||F|
|54t||Patrick Reed||72||73||74||+6 (219)||F|
|54t||Hideki Matsuyama||69||76||74||+6 (219)||F|
|54t||Stewart Cink||73||72||74||+6 (219)||F|
|54t||Marc Leishman||74||70||75||+6 (219)||F|
|54t||Tom Hoge||72||71||76||+6 (219)||F|
|63t||Rick Lamb||71||75||74||+7 (220)||F|
|63t||Taylor Montgomery||70||76||74||+7 (220)||F|
|63t||Greyson Sigg||71||74||75||+7 (220)||F|
|63t||Phil Mickelson||75||69||76||+7 (220)||F|
|67t||Kyle Westmoreland||71||73||78||+9 (222)||F|
|67t||Matt Jones||72||71||79||+9 (222)||F|
|69||Jimmy Walker||74||72||77||+10 (223)||F|
|70||Fabian Gomez||70||76||78||+11 (224)||F|
|71||Wilco Nienaber||72||74||80||+13 (226)||F|
|Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give|
|Jun. 17-20, Blythefield Country Club, Belmont, Michigan|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Nelly Korda||68||66||62||-20 (196)||F|
|2||Leona Maguire||65||64||70||-17 (199)||F|
|3||Madelene Sagstrom||68||67||65||-16 (200)||F|
|4||Su-Hyun Oh||67||65||69||-15 (201)||F|
|5t||Georgia Hall||68||69||65||-14 (202)||F|
|5t||Charley Hull||65||70||67||-14 (202)||F|
|5t||Anna Nordqvist||67||67||68||-14 (202)||F|
|5t||Mina Harigae||68||66||68||-14 (202)||F|
|9t||Sarah Schmelzel||67||69||67||-13 (203)||F|
|9t||Jennifer Kupcho||68||68||67||-13 (203)||F|
|9t||Brittany Altomare||68||66||69||-13 (203)||F|
|12t||Lauren Stephenson||65||72||67||-12 (204)||F|
|12t||Jessica Korda||68||69||67||-12 (204)||F|
|12t||Inbee Park||68||68||68||-12 (204)||F|
|12t||Lexi Thompson||68||68||68||-12 (204)||F|
|12t||Chella Choi||67||68||69||-12 (204)||F|
|12t||In Gee Chun||68||67||69||-12 (204)||F|
|12t||Moriya Jutanugarn||68||67||69||-12 (204)||F|
|12t||Lizette Salas||68||66||70||-12 (204)||F|
|12t||Lindy Duncan||68||65||71||-12 (204)||F|
|21t||Austin Ernst||69||68||68||-11 (205)||F|
|21t||Ally Ewing||68||69||68||-11 (205)||F|
|21t||Ssu-Chia Cheng||70||67||68||-11 (205)||F|
|21t||Giulia Molinaro||68||68||69||-11 (205)||F|
|21t||Elizabeth Szokol||71||65||69||-11 (205)||F|
|21t||Marina Alex||67||68||70||-11 (205)||F|
|21t||Perrine Delacour||71||64||70||-11 (205)||F|
|28t||Min Lee||66||71||69||-10 (206)||F|
|28t||Amy Olson||67||70||69||-10 (206)||F|
|28t||Cheyenne Knight||71||68||67||-10 (206)||F|
|28t||Ashleigh Buhai||69||68||69||-10 (206)||F|
|28t||Sophia Popov||67||73||66||-10 (206)||F|
|28t||Gerina Piller||70||71||65||-10 (206)||F|
|28t||Muni He||70||71||65||-10 (206)||F|
|28t||Alison Lee||67||74||65||-10 (206)||F|
|36t||Gaby Lopez||68||70||69||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Carlota Ciganda||69||70||68||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Katherine Kirk||70||67||70||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Megan Khang||68||71||68||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Ariya Jutanugarn||66||73||68||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Xiyu Lin||67||72||68||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Stacy Lewis||71||69||67||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Angel Yin||72||68||67||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Hannah Green||70||66||71||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Jenny Coleman||71||69||67||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Esther Henseleit||68||72||67||-9 (207)||F|
|36t||Jeong Eun Lee||69||71||67||-9 (207)||F|
|48t||Nasa Hataoka||65||72||71||-8 (208)||F|
|48t||Ruixin Liu||71||68||69||-8 (208)||F|
|48t||Gabriela Ruffels||67||72||69||-8 (208)||F|
|51t||Christina Kim||68||70||71||-7 (209)||F|
|51t||Juli Inkster||71||68||70||-7 (209)||F|
|51t||Janie Jackson||70||66||73||-7 (209)||F|
|51t||Jiwon Jeon||71||70||68||-7 (209)||F|
|55t||Dana Finkelstein||69||70||71||-6 (210)||F|
|55t||Esther Lee||69||70||71||-6 (210)||F|
|55t||Cristie Kerr||69||70||71||-6 (210)||F|
|55t||Caroline Masson||69||70||71||-6 (210)||F|
|55t||Pajaree Anannarukarn||67||69||74||-6 (210)||F|
|55t||Azahara Munoz||72||68||70||-6 (210)||F|
|55t||Albane Valenzuela||70||70||70||-6 (210)||F|
|55t||A Lim Kim||72||69||69||-6 (210)||F|
|55t||Mo Martin||73||68||69||-6 (210)||F|
|64t||Sarah Burnham||68||71||72||-5 (211)||F|
|64t||Lydia Ko||71||69||71||-5 (211)||F|
|64t||Jennifer Song||71||70||70||-5 (211)||F|
|64t||In-Kyung Kim||71||70||70||-5 (211)||F|
|68t||Haeji Kang||73||66||73||-4 (212)||F|
|68t||Jin Young Ko||69||69||74||-4 (212)||F|
|68t||Cydney Clanton||70||71||71||-4 (212)||F|
|71||Valery Plata||72||68||73||-3 (213)||F|
|72||Jeongeun Lee||73||66||77||E (216)||F|
|REV Group Grand Prix at Road America|
|Pos||Driver||Car #||Make||Qual. Speed|
|1||Josef Newgarden||2||Chassis: Dallara|
|2||Colton Herta||26||Chassis: Dallara|
|3||Jack Harvey||60||Chassis: Dallara|
|4||Will Power||12||Chassis: Dallara|
|5||Alex Palou||10||Chassis: Dallara|
|6||Simon Pagenaud||22||Chassis: Dallara|
|7||Romain Grosjean||51||Chassis: Dallara|
|8||Ryan Hunter-Reay||28||Chassis: Dallara|
|9||Alexander Rossi||27||Chassis: Dallara|
|10||Pato O’Ward||5||Chassis: Dallara|
|11||Sebastien Bourdais||14||Chassis: Dallara|
|12||Ed Jones||18||Chassis: Dallara|
|13||Scott Dixon||9||Chassis: Dallara|
|14||Graham Rahal||15||Chassis: Dallara|
|15||Conor Daly||20||Chassis: Dallara|
|16||Oliver Askew||21||Chassis: Dallara|
|17||Scott McLaughlin||3||Chassis: Dallara|
|18||Marcus Ericsson||8||Chassis: Dallara|
|19||James Hinchcliffe||29||Chassis: Dallara|
|20||Takuma Sato||30||Chassis: Dallara|
|21||Kevin Magnussen||7||Chassis: Dallara|
|22||Max Chilton||59||Chassis: Dallara|
|23||Jimmie Johnson||48||Chassis: Dallara|
|24||Dalton Kellett||4||Chassis: Dallara|
|25||Cody Ware||52||Chassis: Dallara|
Bucks edge Nets in OT in Game 7, withstand Durant’s 48
NEW YORK (AP) A Game 7 thriller, the NBA’s first do-or-die game to go to overtime in 15 years, came down to a matter of inches.
If Brooklyn star Kevin Durant was just slightly farther away – or if his foot was slightly smaller – he ends the highest-scoring Game 7 ever by an NBA player with a 3-pointer to win the series.
“We got lucky his toe was on the line and they called it a 2,” Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton said. “But once he hits that shot, we’ve got to forget about it. There’s still ballgame left. That wasn’t the game.”
And given a second chance, the Bucks cashed it in for a ticket to the Eastern Conference finals.
Sore knee threatens Bogdanovic’s status for Hawks in Game 7
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks may be without their top 3-point shooter with their season on the line.
Bogdan Bogdanovic’s status is uncertain for Sunday night’s Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series at Philadelphia due to a knee injury.
Bogdanovic left Friday night’s 104-99 home loss to the 76ers in the fourth quarter with right knee soreness and did not return.
Coach Nate McMillan said Saturday the soreness is not related to the fracture in the same knee which forced Bogdanovic to miss 25 games early in the season.
Asked if he is optimistic Bogdanovic can return for the decisive game of the series, McMillan said “I really don’t know or have an answer to that question. … We’ll see how he feels later today and tomorrow.”
Martin, Pulock help Isles top Lightning 3-2 to tie series
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) With goalie Semyon Varlamov out of position in the closing seconds, New York defenseman Ryan Pulock knew he needed to get in the way of Ryan McDonagh’s shot at the open net. It was the biggest play in the Islanders’ latest series-tying Game 4 win.
Matt Martin capped a three-goal second period, Pulock made a diving stop and the Islanders held on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 Saturday night to even their Stanley Cup semifinal series at two games apiece.
Josh Bailey and Mathew Barzal also scored, and Cal Clutterbuck and Adam Pelech each had two assists. Semyon Varlamov finished with 28 saves to help the Islanders win a Game 4 to tie a series after dropping the previous game at home for the third time this postseason.
The eagle lands at Torrey Pines for Oosthuizen, Hughes
SAN DIEGO (AP) The eagle putts looked familiar for a Saturday at Torrey Pines in June, even with Tiger Woods nowhere in sight.
Mackenzie Hughes watched his 60-foot eagle putt from the back of the green to the front on the par-5 13th slide into the cup. Louis Oosthuizen could only hope his 50-foot eagle putt on the 18th found the center of the cup, and it kissed off the pin and disappeared.
Woods made eagle putts from one end of the green to the other on the 13th and 18th holes in 2008 that set the stage for a Sunday filled with anticipation.
Suddenly, this U.S. Open has that familiar feel.
Buehler takes no-hitter into 8th, Dodgers beat D-backs 9-3
PHOENIX (AP) Walker Buehler had another masterful mound performance, taking a no-hitter into the eighth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the skidding Arizona Diamondbacks 9-3 on Saturday night.
The 26-year-old right-hander cruised through the Diamondbacks’ order, walking two, hitting a batter and striking out a season-best 11. He was pulled with one out in the eighth after giving up singles to David Peralta and Nick Ahmed.
Buehler breezed through the seventh, striking out Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker before getting Stephen Vogt to ground out. But Peralta got a pitch up in the zone to start the eighth and lined a clean single into center. Buehler got a big hand from a sizable contingent of Dodgers’ fans at Chase Field in Phoenix.
Ohtani hits 22nd homer of season, Angels beat Tigers 8-3
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani homered for the fourth time in five games and matched his high for homers in a season as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 Saturday night.
Ohtani, who announced Friday that he would participate in next month’s All-Star Home Run Derby, has 22 homers and is tied for second-most in the majors with San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. They are one behind Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Ohtani’s two-run shot to left field off Wily Peralta (0-1) matched his total from 2018, when he won AL Rookie of the Year honors. That season, Ohtani hit 22 homers in 104 games and 367 plate appearances. This season, he reached the mark in his 66th game and 264th at-bat.
Garcia drives in 3, Correa homers as Astros beat White Sox
HOUSTON (AP) In the three games since Houston star third baseman Alex Bregman was injured, the two players filling in for him have come up big to help the Astros keep their winning streak alive.
Astros rookie Robel Garcia tied a career high with three RBIs, Carlos Correa homered and Houston beat Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Saturday night.
Framber Valdez (4-0) had another strong start to help the Astros to a sixth consecutive victory, tying their longest winning streak this season.
Garcia played third base on Saturday after Abraham Toro had for three hits and four RBIs at the position in the first two games without Bregman, the runner-up for AL MVP in 2019.
“It’s huge and you really feel part of the team when you get to play and then you have success especially to help us win,” manager Dusty Baker said. “We’re going to have to depend on them because we don’t have Bregman.”
Guerrero’s go-ahead double helps Jays rally past O’s 10-7
BALTIMORE (AP) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his major-league leading 23rd homer and later capped Toronto’s ninth-inning rally with a go-ahead, two-run double, and the Blue Jays ended a five-game skid with a 10-7 victory Saturday over the Baltimore Orioles.
Marcus Semien homered twice for Toronto, which scored six runs with two outs in the ninth off relievers Paul Fry and Tyler Wells to stun the Orioles.
“Wins like this could get a team going, for sure,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said.
Ryan Mountcastle recorded his first career three-homer game and Cedric Mullins had his second consecutive multihomer game for Baltimore, which hit six homers in a game for the first time since doing so against Houston on Aug. 18, 2016.
Duvall hits 2 HRs again as Marlins pound Cubs 11-1
CHICAGO (AP) Adam Duvall is open to participating in the Home Run Derby if Major League Baseball wants him. The way he’s knocking them out, he’s making a case to be included.
Duvall homered twice for the second straight game, Pablo Lopez pitched one-hit ball over seven innings and the Miami Marlins pounded the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Saturday.
The Marlins have outscored the NL Central leaders 21-3 through the first two games and put themselves in position to sweep their first series since winning both wild-card games against Chicago last fall.
“What we showed today is, from a whole, what we strive for every day,” Duvall said. “Being tough outs, tough at-bats, putting the barrel to the ball, driving the baseball, hitting the ball in the gap, hitting the ball over the fence.”
Padres lose Tatis, beat Reds 7-5 on Kim’s 2-run homer in 8th
SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres didn’t lose their swagger even though they lost their biggest star, shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr.
Three innings after Tatis walked off the field after reinjuring his left shoulder, his replacement, rookie Kim Ha-seong, sent Petco Park into a frenzy when he hit a two-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning to lead the Padres to a wild 7-5 win against the Cincinnati Reds.
As he approached the dugout following his trot, Kim called for Manny Machado to drape the “Swagg Chain” – a garish necklace used to celebrate big moments – around his neck. The South Korean then danced in the dugout to “Gangnam Style,” delighting the crowd even more.
COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES: #Pack9 Opens College World Series with 10-4 win over Stanford
(NC STATE RELEASE)
OMAHA, NEB. – NC State scored the game’s first six runs, and added four more insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning, to open the 2021 College World Series with a 10-4 win over #9 seeded Stanford.
The Wolfpack (36-18) scored six runs before the Cardinal (38-16) recorded its first hit of the game in the fourth inning. Stanford closed the game to 6-4 in the seventh, but a four-run ninth inning closed out the Pack’s win.
“We played well and were fortunate to get off to a great start. We came back in the ninth (with more runs), and that was a big, big inning for us,” said NC State coach Elliott Avent.
The Pack will next face the winner of #4 Vanderbilt vs. #5 Arizona on Monday at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
Jonny Butler was 3-for-4 with a career-high 5-RBI game, while Vojtech Mensik hit a two-run single in the ninth.
Reid Johnston started the game and earned the win after he went six strong innings. Evan Justice closed out the remaining three innings allowing just a pair of hits to go with four strikeouts.
First pitch, first hit as Austin Murr reached safely with a single up the middle to start the game. Murr then advanced to second base with his sixth steal of the season. On the very next pitch, Butler drove the ball out of the park for his 14th home run of the season and a quick 2-0 Pack lead.
Stanford ace Brendan Beck (9-1, 2.96 ERA entering the game), gave up three hits and two runs in a 20-pitch first inning.
After Johnston started his day with a pair of strikeouts in a 1-2-3 first inning, the Pack tacked on another run in the top of the second. Mensik reached on a two-base error, and Tyler McDonough drove him in with a two-out single for a 3-0 lead.
Johnston retired the first eight batters he faced before allowing a four-pitch walk in the bottom of the third, but got a fly out to keep the score 3-0 through three.
The Pack once again extended the lead in the fourth, as Devonte Brown led off the inning with the Pack’s second home run to right-center field. After a double steal put runners on second and third with two outs, Butler came through once again with a two-run single to plate two more and extend the lead to 6-0.
Stanford’s first hit of the game came in the fourth inning, as Tim Tawa led off with a home run to plate the first run for the Cardinal.
The score remained 6-1 until the bottom of the seventh inning as Christian Robinson hit a two-run home run to cut the Pack’s lead to 6-3. After another pair of Cardinal hits, the Pack went to Justice out of the bullpen.
Johnston only gave up two hits in the first six innings, but Stanford opened their seventh inning with four straight hits. Johnston pitched six innings and recorded five strikeouts.
Justice inherited runners on first and second with no outs. After a strikeout and then a single to load the bases, Justice recorded his second strikeout but an error by third baseman Mensik resulted in another Stanford run before a flyout to end the inning.
Stanford closed it to 6-4 after seven innings.
In the Pack’s eighth, Mensik reached base for the third time with a one-out, ground-rule double. It was the Pack’s first hit since the fourth inning, but a pair of groundouts ended the Pack threat.
Justice recorded another pair of strikeouts to record a 1-2-3 inning in the eighth.
The Pack blew the game open in the top of the ninth with four insurance runs. McDonough led off the side with a double, and Butler recorded his career-best fifth RBI. Butler then scored his second run of the game after Luca Tresh’s double. The runs continued, as Mensik’s second hit of the game came with the bases loaded and drove in two more runs.
Stanford got the first two runners on base in the ninth, but a flyout and double play ended the game for Justice.
• NC State has now won 32 of its last 41 games, and on the season is 23-6 away from home.
• Butler set a new career-high with his 5-RBI game, his previous best was four in a pair of games earlier this year.
• Murr became the first player to record a hit on the first pitch of a College World Series since 2010.
• NC State has now won the first game in each of its three World Series appearances: 7-6 vs. Southern Illinois in 1968 and 8-1 vs. UNC in 2013.
• This was only the third all-time game between the Pack and Stanford. The Cardinal won each of the previous two matchups, both at the 2006 NCAA Austin Regional (7-2, 17-7).
• The Cardinal had won its last seven opening games of the College World Series in their previous trips to Omaha.
COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES: ‘A Special Moment’
OMAHA, Neb. — It was fitting in a lot of ways that a senior was presented a moment like Saturday night.
Bases loaded, bottom of the 12th, tie game at the College World Series. Jayson Gonzalez won’t ever forget what happened next.
“It was great. It’s just a dream come true to be here, be in this situation,” he said. “We’ve all worked so hard to get to this moment. So it’s a pretty special moment.
“My whole thought process was just try to get a ball over the plate. Put the ball in play and hopefully something good happens out of it. And thankfully something good happened out of that pitch.”
Gonzalez, who was with the program for the 2019 national championship run, but who missed the 2020 season, returned to the Commodores for 2021 and for chances like that. His game-winning single on a 1-2 pitch past a drawn-in infield gave Vanderbilt a 7-6 win over Arizona in the College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park.
Because of Gonzalez’s winner, Vandy moves into the winner’s bracket to play North Carolina State (36-18) at 6 p.m. Monday.
“Jayson is a team guy, always has been. Regardless, whether he’s in the lineup or out of the lineup, he never changes his personality. He’s a phenomenal kid. Will be one of those guys I’ll always be close to,” Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin said. “But it’s just good to see what he did throughout the game. He was just very consistent in his at-bats and his approach, drew a walk, a tough walk in the seventh. Of course the home run and then the hit at the end.
“Just had a good night. He had a professional night. Happy for him.”
The hit by Gonzalez wasn’t his only memorable moment Saturday. After the Dores found themselves in a 3-0 hole after a half inning, they were still down 3-1 in the fourth when the senior stepped to the plate with a man aboard.
He took a 2-0 pitch and uncorked a two-run home run to right center tying the game at 3-3. It was Gonzalez’s eighth home run of the season and second of the postseason.
Impressive numbers for a player asked to be the nine-hole hitter.
“I would have the same approach if he put me any higher in the lineup, you know?” Gonzalez said. “I’m just glad I’m in the ninth because I get to see a lot more at-bats. I get to see a lot more pitches. And when I get up to the plate I get to know what the pitcher has and what he can land and not.
“So I think my approach would be the same if I’m at the bottom, top, middle, it wouldn’t matter.”
Vanderbilt (46-15) is now 5-0 in College World Series opener, thanks to Gonzalez. But in the hours leading up to that the game was very much in doubt.
Arizona took a 3-0 lead in the first and then a 5-3 lead in the sixth. Vandy responded with three in the seventh – a rally which included a two-run home run from Carter Young that looked like it would hold as the game-winner.
The Wildcats (45-17) scratched a run across with one out in the ninth via sacrifice fly. That sent the game to extra innings where the contest remained tied 6-all.
Vanderbilt got an Isaiah Thomas infield single to begin the 12th, a bunt single from Parker Noland and Javier Vaz walk before Gonzalez came to the dish in front of 23,870 fans.
“Certainly staying inside the ball and spinning the ball inside the ballpark, that takes a strong man to do that,” Corbin said of Gonzalez’s winner. “And at the end it’s just, they’re positioned in such a way where they have to be in order to try to contain the game themselves.
“So it’s one of those situations that it’s basically touching the ball and that ball just found an area of the field that wasn’t covered.”
INDIANA WBB: Grace Berger Wins Gold With USA Basketball At 2021 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Rising senior guard Grace Berger helped USA to an overall 6-0 record and a gold medal as it defeated host Puerto Rico in the 2021 FIBA Women’s AmeriCup on Saturday night, 74-59, at Coliseo Roberto Clemente.
Through the duration of the tournament, the Louisville, Ky. native averaged 6.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. She posted her best game in the quarterfinals against the U.S. Virgin Islands with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. She shot 44 percent from the floor and went 81.8 percent at the free throw line.
It marked Berger’s first competition with USA Basketball in her career. She joined four other players from the Big Ten in the event including Ashley Owusu and Diamond Miller of Maryland, Naz Hillmon of Michigan and Veronica Burton of Northwestern.
PURDUE TRACK: Enekwechi Qualifies for Olympic Games
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue track & field alumnus Chukwuebuka Enekwechi qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the shot put at the Nigerian Olympic Trials on Saturday morning in Lagos, Nigeria.
Enekwechi won the shot put with a season-best throw of 21.47 meters at the Yabatech Sports Center. He is the first current or former Purdue track & field athlete to officially punch their ticket to the Olympic Games.
Currently a volunteer assistant coach with the Boilermakers, Enekwechi was a 12-time All-American, five-time NCAA medalist and four-time Big Ten champion at Purdue. He owns four school records, including the shot put at 20.37m. While representing Nigeria, Enekwechi has competed at four World Championships and won the 2016 Nigerian national championship in the shot put.
Later today, freshman Marcellus Moore will compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meters in Eugene, Oregon. The first round is set for 8:34 p.m. ET, on NBCSN. The top three finishers in each heat and the next four-fastest finishers will advance to the semifinals at Hayward Field. The semifinals and final in the event will be held tomorrow, with the semis at 9:19 p.m. ET, and the final at 10:52 p.m. Saturday’s first round will be broadcast on NBCSN and Sunday’s action will air on NBC.
Enekwechi and Moore are two of seven current and former Purdue track & field athletes that are competing at their respective country’s Olympic Trials from June 19-28. Moore and alumna Kara Winger will compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, while senior Samson Colebrooke, junior Tamar Greene and Purdue alums Devynne Charlton and Kinard Rolle will participate in the Bahamas Olympic Trials.
Details on how to follow along as each Boilermaker competes for a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games can be found at PurdueSports.com/TrackField.
NOTRE DAME BASEBALL: IRISH OFF FOR SUMMER BALL ASSIGNMENTS
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, a number of Irish players are off for their Summer Ball assignments. In total, up to 17 players will be playing in a number of leagues across the country this summer.
The Irish are well represented in the Cape Cod League as four players will be spending their summer on the Cape. Carter Putz, Zack Prajzner and Liam Simon will be playing for the Harwich Mariners while Jack Brannigan is playing for the Wareham Gatemen. The Cape Cod season is set to begin on Sunday, June 20.
Brooks Coetzee and TJ Williams are making the short trip up to Kalamazoo and will be playing with the Growlers this summer in the Northwoods League.
The Bethesda Big Train might have to be renamed the Irish East as four Irish players are playing with them this summer. Danny Neri, Ryan Lynch, Brady Gumpf and Matt Bedford are all suiting up for the Big Train in the Cal Ripken Collegiate League.
A few more Irish are heading east to play ball this summer. Brock Murtha is playing with the Bristol Blues in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Will Mercer and Jackson Dennies will continue to be teammates this summer when they play for the Harrisonburg Turks in the Valley Baseball League. Tony Watson is down in the Florida Collegiate Summer League with the Sanford River Rats.
A few players are still awaiting their summer assignments and this article will be updated once their moves have been finalized.
Cape Cod League
Jack Brannigan – Wareham Gatemen
Liam Simon – Harwich Mariners
Zack Prajzner – Harwich Mariners
Carter Putz – Harwich Mariners
Brooks Coetzee – Kalamazoo Growlers
TJ Williams – Kalamazoo Growlers
Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League
Danny Neri – Bethesda Big Train
Ryan Lynch – Bethesda Big Train
Matt Bedford – Bethesda Big Train
Brady Gumpf – Bethesda Big Train
Valley Baseball League
Will Mercer – Harrisonburg Turks
Jackson Dennies – Harrisonburg Turks
New England Collegiate Baseball League
Brock Murtha – Bristol Blues
Florida Collegiate Summer League
Tony Watson – Sanford River Rats
Still Awaiting Assignments
WRIGHT STATE BASEBALL: Hamilton & Black named 2021 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-America
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DAYTON – Wright State’s Quincy Hamilton and Tyler Black were each named to the 2021 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-America teams, announced on Saturday morning. Hamilton earned first time honors, while Black was tabbed to the third team.
First recognized in 1949, the ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans are selected by the ABCA All-America committee. ABCA/Rawlings All-Region first-team selections, which were announced on Wednesday, were nominated for All-America honors.
Hamilton started all 48 games for Wright State this spring, hitting for a .374 overall average with 18 doubles, 15 home runs, four triples and 65 RBI with 78 runs scored. Hamilton had 20 multi-hit games this season with nine games with three or more hits and 17 multi-RBI games.
The Centerville, Ohio native and Horizon League Player of the Year has now earned All-America honors from ABCA/Rawlings and Collegiate Baseball newspaper (first team), Baseball America (second team) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (third team). Additionally, Hamilton was named the top hitter in the country by D1 Baseball in its analytical breakdown rankings of its Top 100 Hitters.
Black also started all 48 games for Wright State this spring, hitting .383 overall with 14 doubles, 13 home runs and a triple while driving in 59 RBI. His final games of the season were a coming out party on the national stage in the NCAA Knoxville Regional, where he hit .556 over the Raiders’ two games with three home runs and five RBI while tallying 14 total bases.
The Canadian native was a first team All-Horizon League performer this spring and was also named a Perfect Game/Rawlings All-American (third team) while earning a spot on the All-Knoxville Regional Team after his play in the NCAA Championship. Black was named the No. 7 hitter in the country by D1 Baseball in its analytical breakdown rankings of its Top 100 Hitters.
DAYTON BASEBALL: Baseball Summer Placings Feature 20 Flyers Heading To 10 Different Leagues
DAYTON – The University of Dayton baseball team will be sending 20 Flyers from the 2021 roster to play in summer baseball leagues this year spanning 10 different leagues.
Dayton has three student-athletes heading to Cape Cod, with junior Marcos Pujols and senior Mariano Ricciardi set to play for the Hyannis Harbor Hawks and junior Benjamin Blackwell playing the Orleans Firebirds with all games being held in Cape Cod, Mass.
The Flyers also have three going to the Northwoods League with freshmen Parker Bard, Brock Begesha, and Nick Rispoli all ready to play for the Kokomo Jackrabbits in Indiana. Junior Bryce Hellgeth and sophomores Nate Espelin and Anthony Hattrup will participate in the New England League. Espelin and Hattrup will play for the Winnipesaukee Muskrats and Hellgeth for the Keene Swamp Bats.
The Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League will also feature a pair of Flyers as freshmen Austin Brush and Anthony Steinhardt will represent Dayton on the South County Braves while freshman Chase Melnick will play in the Western Baseball Association for the San Diego Crush.
Three from UD will also play in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League on the Cincinnati Steam in redshirt junior Nick Maue, sophomore Nick Wissman, and freshman Eli Majick.
The Prospect League is the final League to feature multiple Flyers with junior Jake Silverstein ready to play for the Chillicothe Paints and Thomas Braybrooks set to pitch for the West Virginia Miners.
Three other Flyers in various leagues are freshman Nick Lukac who is playing in the Coastal Plain League on the Spartanburgers, freshman Andrew Casey in the Tidewater Premier League for the Tarboro River Bandits, and sophomore Cameron Burford in the Appalachian League for the Kingsport Axemen.
Palou shakes off Indy defeat, takes points lead to Detroit
DETROIT (AP) Alex Palou still felt the sting from his second-place finish in the Indianapolis 500 when he saw Helio Castroneves at the victory dinner and begged the winner to tell him how he made the decisive final pass.
“I asked him a couple of questions because I was in doubt if he was actually managing that pass or not, and he didn’t answer me, he just said `Hey, I have more experience than you,'” Palou said. “And I was `Like, man, just answer me, I just want to know.'”
He never got an answer and has since moved on to Detroit for a weekend doubleheader with a consolation prize: Palou is the current IndyCar points leader. He’s got a 36-point advantage over his teammate, six-time and reigning champion Scott Dixon, behind a win and three podium finishes through six races.
The Spaniard opened his first season with Chip Ganassi Racing – it is his second season in IndyCar – with his first career victory. The win at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama ignited a youth movement in IndyCar, which has four winners aged 24 (Palou) or younger and three first-time winners.
PURDUE FOOTBALL GETS TIGHT END COMMIT FROM OHIO
Ohio TE Charlie Kenrich has announced he’s joining Purdue’s 2022 recruiting class. He is the fifth commitment in the class of 2022.
Kenrich is 6’4” and 250 pounds and attends Lakota East in Middletown.
He also had offers from Ball State, Virginia Tech and Air Force.
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS: Hunter Owen Grand Slam Seals Indians Win
INDIANAPOLIS – Hunter Owen launched his fourth career grand slam to seal the Indianapolis Indians win over the Memphis Redbirds on Saturday night, 11-5. With the win, the Indians have clinched a series win in their first regular-season set in history vs. Memphis.
The Indians (22-18) scored all 11 runs on 14 hits, both to set new single-game highs for the season. Facing an early 1-0 deficit following a solo home run by Kramer Robertson in the first inning and another Memphis lead in the fifth, they mounted a comeback for their eighth come-from-behind win this year.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Craig launched his fourth home run of the season to tie the game, 1-1. Wilmer Difo followed with a single through the left side and Christian Bethancourt followed Craig’s lead with a home run of his own over the left field fence to take the 3-1 lead.
Memphis (16-25) retook the lead at 4-3 with a three-run home run from Justin Williams in the next half frame.
The lead did not hold long when Indy loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the sixth, setting up Owen’s grand slam. The Indians loaded the bases again with back-to-back singles from Jared Oliva and Chris Sharpe and a walk to Kevin Kramer. Craig knocked in two runs with a double to left-center to extend the Indians lead to 9-4.
The Redbirds took one run back in the top on the seventh inning with a single from Lars Nootbaar to score Robertson.
Indy added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth when Jason Delay doubled down the third-base line to score Kramer. Bethancourt then drove in his third run of the game to take the 11-5 lead.
Joe Jacques (W, 2-0) earned his second win of the season after entering in the sixth inning and fanning three batters. Seth Elledge (L, 0-1) took the loss for Memphis giving up six runs on five hits without recording an out in the sixth.
The Indians will take on Memphis again for the series finale at Victory Field on Sunday with first pitch at 1:35 PM ET. RHP Steven Wright (3-2, 4.05) will face LHP Zack Thompson (0-5, 9.55).
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1901 John W. Taylor goes the distance but takes the loss when the Beaneaters defeat the Orphans at Boston’s South End Grounds. The right-hander’s start begins a remarkable streak of 187 consecutive complete games that end in August of 1906, when he is relieved by another pitcher, after amassing an incredible 1,727 innings of work that includes finishing up 15 games in relief.
1912 In a slugfest, the Giants and Braves score a total of 17 runs in the ninth inning. New York scores seven runs in the top of the frame, but the Braves scored ten runs in the bottom of the ninth to narrow the margin, 21-12.
1921 At Fenway Park, Babe Ruth hits his 127th home run, helping the Yankees defeat the Red Sox in 10 innings, 7-6. The homer moves the ‘Sultan of Swat’ past Sam Thompson into second place on the career list for homers and 11 dingers behind all-time leader Roger Connor.
1925 At Forbes Field, Max Carey becomes the first switch-hitter to hit for the cycle, helping the Bucs to bash Brooklyn, 21-5. In addition to his four hits in six trips to the plate, the Pirate outfielder scores two runs and drives in four runs.
1950 After stroking an RBI single in the third inning, Joe DiMaggio strikes again in the seventh with another run-scoring safety to collect his 2,000th career hit. The Yankee Clipper reaches the milestone in an 8-2 victory in Cleveland, the 1,537th contest he has played in the major leagues.
1951 Bobby Avila goes 5-for-6 at the plate, collecting 15 total bases and scoring four runs in the Indians’ 14-6 victory over Boston. The Tribe’s second baseman’s offensive output at Fenway Park includes three home runs and a double.
1961 The voting ends in a ‘world-wide election’ to settle the question of who is the better superstar, New York’s Mickey Mantle, or San Francisco’s Willie Mays. The Sport magazine poll, inspired by Bill Hoebler, a young baseball fan, and reader from Pittsburgh, puts the Yankee center fielder ahead of the Giants’ Say Hey Kid by more than 500 votes, after the tallying the seventeen pounds of postcards from all 50 states and several countries.
1961 On the day he is released by Pittsburgh, the team names Gene Baker as the player-manager of their Class D Batavia Pirates of New York-Penn League, making him the first black manager of a minor league team with a major league affiliation. The 36-year-old former infielder pilots the floundering 18-24 club to a third-place finish, losing the league finals to the Olean Red Sox.
1963 In the Bronx, the Yankees and Mets participate in their first Mayor’s Trophy Game, with former Bronx Bomber skipper Casey Stengel employing his best pitchers, Jay Hook (5) and Carl Willey (4), to defeat the reigning World Champions in the exhibition contest, 6-2. An enthusiastic crowd of 50,742, made up of mostly National League fans, sees many of their banners supporting the expansion club confiscated upon entering The House That Ruth Built.
1967 Allowing only a second-inning double to Tommy Davis, Larry Jackson tosses a one-hitter, blanking the Mets at Connie Mack Stadium, 4-0. The win marks the right-hander’s eighteenth consecutive victory over New York, starting with the first game the 1962 expansion team ever played, a streak that will end on August 14 with an 8-3 loss.
1973 Giants right fielder Bobby Bonds hits his 22nd career leadoff home run in the team’s 7-5 loss to Cincinnati at Candlestick Park. The 27 year-old Californian’s first-inning shot off Reds’ southpaw Don Gullett breaks Lou Brock’s 1979 mark for homers leading off a game.
1977 The Red Sox set a major league record when the team hits their twenty-second home run in the past six games. Butch Hobson’s eighth-inning solo shot off Rudy May in the team’s 4-0 victory over the Orioles at Memorial Stadium establishes the new mark.
1980 Al Cowens, exacting revenge for being hit last season with a pitch thrown by Ed Farmer that fractured his jaw, takes a detour to the mound after hitting an infield grounder and tackles the White Sox reliever, landing several punches before the two are separated. Forced to skip the remainder of the series at Comiskey Park because of an arrest warrant, the Tiger right fielder will receive a seven-day suspension for his action.
1980 Five-foot-five Freddie Patek hits three home runs to help the Angels beat the Red Sox, 20-2. During his 14-year career in the big leagues with the Royals, Pirates, and Angels, the diminutive shortstop will hit 41 round-trippers, an average of four each season.
1982 At Three Rivers Stadium, in a 3-1 loss to the Pirates, Pete Rose becomes the fifth major leaguer to appear in 3000 games. The Phillies’ first baseman, playing in his 523rd consecutive contest, joins Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Hank Aaron, and Carl Yastrzemski as one of only five players to reach the milestone.
1983 Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer retires as an active player, ending his 17-year major league career with a .277 lifetime batting average and 252 home runs. The popular outfielder, who also played Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer retires as an active player, ending his 17-year major league career with a .277 lifetime batting average and 252 home runs. The popular outfielder, who also played for the Giants and Cubs, will become a mainstay in the broadcast booth until he succumbs to a brain tumor in 2008.
1986 Collegiate football standout Bo Jackson, who will eventually spend four seasons with the Oakland Raiders, signs to play baseball with the Royals, the defending World Champions. The Auburn running back had been drafted first overall in the 1986 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the Heisman trophy winner turns down the Buccaneers’ more lucrative offer when the team refuses to let him play two sports.
1987 After giving up home runs to Dale Murphy and Ken Griffey, Reds starter Bill Gullickson plunks Andres Thomas in the back with a pitch in the Reds’ 8-6 loss at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The Braves’ shortstop takes exception and charges the mound, precipitating a bench-clearing brawl that will result in both of the initial combatants getting tossed from the game.
1991 Ivan Rodriguez becomes the youngest person to catch a major league game when he bats ninth in the Rangers’ 7-3 victory over White Sox. The 19 year-old backstop, called Pudge by his teammates, nails two would-be base stealers and goes 1-for-4 with a two-run single in the ninth inning of the Comiskey Park contest.
1992 Kelly Saunders fills in for Baltimore’s Rex Barney, becoming only the second woman to be a public address announcer at a major league game. In 1966, Joy Hawkins McCabe, the Senators’ public-relations director’s daughter, became the first female PA announcer, doing one contest for Washington at DC Stadium against the White Sox.
1994 In a 7-1 defeat to the Indians, the Tigers’ string of 25 straight games of hitting a home run ends. The streak tied the major league record set by the 1941 New York Yankees.
1996 The Devil Rays get their first win in the history of the organization when the club’s Gulf Coast League affiliate beats the GCL Astros. Jose Rodriguez, an 18 year-old right-hander from Cotui in the Dominican Republic, gets the victory.
1997 Aaron Boone, son and grandson of former major leaguers Bob and Ray, is called up from the Reds’ minor leagues. To make room on the roster, Cincinnati demotes his brother, Bret.
1998 At Wrigley Field, Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa hits two home runs for the second straight day, setting a major league mark with 16 round-trippers in June. The 29-year-old Chicago slugger will extend the record when he goes deep for his 20th on the last day of the month.
1999 A rusty Troy Percival, who hasn’t pitched in a week, establishes a franchise record with his 127th save for the Angels when he finishes the team’s 4-2 victory in New York. The right-handed closer’s less than stellar outing, allowing four batters to reach base and giving up a run, surpasses the team mark established by Bryan Harvey in 1992.
2001 Hitting his 38th homer of the season, Barry Bonds breaks the major league mark established by Reggie Jackson (1969) and Mark McGwire (1998) for home runs hit before the All-Star Game. The Giants’ left fielder still has 17 games to add to the record.
2002 Luis Castillo extends his hitting streak to 34 games, breaking the 1922 record established by Rogers Hornsby for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman. The Dominican infielder’s streak, the 14th longest in major league history, also ties Benito Santiago’s record set in 1987 for the longest established by a Latin player.
2002 A four-and-a-half-hour closed-casket public viewing takes place at Busch Stadium for Jack Buck, the 77 year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster who died from complications following lung surgery. In memory of the KMOX legend, fans leave cards, stuffed animals, photographs, and other memorabilia outside the stadium at the foot of the bronze statue depicting him at the microphone.
2003 Miguel Cabrera’s first major league hit is a two-run walk-off homer in the eleventh inning of a 3-1 Marlin victory over the Devil Rays at Dolphin Stadium. The Marlins had signed the skinny 20 year-old outfielder from Maracay, Venezuela as an amateur free agent in 1999.
2004 On Father’s Day with his dad in attendance, 34 year-old Ken Griffey, Jr. blasts a sixth-inning Matt Morris fastball over the right-field wall at Busch Stadium for his 500th career home run. The Reds’ center fielder becomes the twentieth major leaguer and the sixth youngest to reach the milestone.
2006 The Rockies’ starter Jason Jennings and relievers Tom Martin and Brian Fuentes combine to produce the first one-hitter in franchise history. The 6-0 victory against Oakland marks the third time that a Coors Field contest yields one hit or less.
2007 Connecting on a fifth-inning hanging breaking ball thrown by Cubs’ hurler Jason Marquis, Sammy Sosa becomes the fifth major league player to hit 600 career home runs. The Rangers’ designated hitter, who missed the entire season last year, joins Hank Aaron (755), Barry Bonds (748), Babe Ruth (714), and Willie Mays (660) in reaching the milestone.
2008 John Gibbons becomes the third manager fired in the past four days as the last-place Blue Jays fire their skipper. Cito Gaston, who piloted Toronto to a pair of world championships in 1992 and 1993, has been brought back to lead the team.
2008 In recognition of their significant contributions to the community, the Dodgers become the first sports franchise to be honored by the Hollywood Historic Trust and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The team’s Award of Excellence star takes its place the Walk of Fame, which includes a constellation of celebrities, real and fictional, who have had a significant impact on the entertainment industry.
2009 Two major league games end on walk-off wild pitches in extra innings on the same day. Jason Jennings’ errant throw allows Nate Schierholtz to score the winning run for the Giants with two outs in the 11th inning to beat Texas, 2-1, and Andres Blanco comes home on Kerry Wood’s miscue, giving the Cubs a 6-5 victory over the Indians in 13 innings.
2009 With their parents in attendance wearing opposing jerseys, Jeff Weaver beats his kid brother Jered when the visiting Dodgers best the Halos, 6-5, at Angel Stadium. The Northridge, California natives become the eighth set of siblings in major league history to start against one another.
2009 A.J. Burnett strikes out the side on nine pitches in the third inning in the Yankees’ 2-1 loss to Florida. Josh Johnson, Chris Coghlan, and Emilio Bonifacio all strike out swinging in the Land Shark Stadium contest.
2011 The Marlins announce Jack McKeon will be the team’s interim manager, replacing Edwin Rodriguez, who resigned yesterday. The 80 year-old skipper, the second-oldest in major league history, is taking over the floundering Fish club that has lost ten consecutive games and 18 of its last 19, after starting the season by winning 30 of its first 50 contests.
2013 Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, a New Jersey native, has ‘Woke Up This Morning,’ the “Sopranos” theme song, played when he steps up to the plate in the game against Arizona at Chase Field. With the selection of the iconic tune from the HBO series, the Cincinnati infielder pays tribute to James Gandolfini, the actor best known for his role as Garden State mob boss Tony Soprano, who passed away yesterday at the age of 51.
2015 One strike away from a perfect game, Max Scherzer’s bid for immortality is spoiled when he hits Jose Tabata with a pitch, a slider off the elbow that many believed the Pittsburgh outfielder purposely leaned into to get on base. The 30 year-old right-hander records the final out on the next batter to complete his first-ever no-hitter, allowing just one hit in two consecutive starts after tossing a 16-strikeout, one-hit complete game against Milwaukee in his last outing.
2015 After using Instagram during the game, Red Sox bench third baseman Pablo Sandoval for one contest for violating the team’s social media policy. The Panda had hit the “like” button while in the restroom during Boston’s 7-4 loss to Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.
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|Chi Cubs||39||32||.549||–||24 – 12||15 – 20||9 – 11||19 – 14||9 – 4||5 – 5||L 2|
|Milwaukee||39||32||.549||–||20 – 18||19 – 14||7 – 9||17 – 13||13 – 5||5 – 5||W 1|
|Cincinnati||35||34||.507||3||16 – 16||19 – 18||3 – 2||19 – 12||9 – 17||6 – 4||L 3|
|St. Louis||35||35||.500||3.5||19 – 15||16 – 20||13 – 12||13 – 14||7 – 6||4 – 6||L 2|
|Pittsburgh||25||44||.362||13||15 – 19||10 – 25||4 – 7||7 – 22||7 – 10||2 – 8||W 2|
|San Francisco||45||26||.634||–||23 – 10||22 – 16||9 – 7||11 – 4||20 – 11||7 – 3||L 1|
|LA Dodgers||43||27||.614||1.5||23 – 12||20 – 15||8 – 4||7 – 9||19 – 8||8 – 2||W 2|
|San Diego||41||32||.562||5||24 – 14||17 – 18||3 – 4||13 – 13||17 – 14||4 – 6||W 3|
|Colorado||30||42||.417||15.5||25 – 15||5 – 27||5 – 8||5 – 11||14 – 21||5 – 5||L 1|
|Arizona||20||52||.278||25.5||11 – 21||9 – 31||8 – 15||6 – 8||6 – 22||0 – 10||L 16|
|Orlando City SC||8||4||3||1||11||6||5||2-2-0||2-1-1||15|
|New York City FC||8||3||2||3||15||10||5||1-1-2||2-1-1||11|
|Inter Miami CF||9||2||2||5||8||14||-6||0-1-3||2-1-2||8|
|Real Salt Lake||7||3||3||1||12||8||4||2-2-1||1-1-0||12|
|Los Angeles FC||8||2||3||3||9||10||-1||2-2-1||0-1-2||9|
|Connecticut Sun||8||5||.615||—||5-1||3-4||4-2||5-5||3 L|
|Washington Mystics||6||6||.500||1.5||5-3||1-3||4-4||6-4||2 W|
|Chicago Sky||7||7||.500||1.5||3-5||4-2||6-2||5-5||5 W|
|New York Liberty||6||6||.500||1.5||3-2||3-4||3-3||4-6||2 L|
|Atlanta Dream||5||7||.417||2.5||2-4||3-3||4-3||5-5||1 L|
|Indiana Fever||1||14||.067||8.0||1-6||0-8||1-8||0-10||10 L|