INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
5:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM CT | CENTERVILLE (21-5) VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (21-7)
CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
8 PM ET / 7 PM CT | BREBEUF JESUIT (26-4) VS. ANDREAN (30-4)
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
4:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM CT | TECUMSEH (19-12) VS. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (26-6)
CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
8 PM ET / 7 PM CT | INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (18-10-2) VS. PENN (18-5)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
NY YANKEES 18 CHICAGO CUBS 4
HOUSTON 9 MIAMI 4
NY METS 4 LA ANGELS 1
CLEVELAND 6 OAKLAND 3
TORONTO 6 DETROIT 0
TEXAS 8 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 6 (12)
BALTIMORE 10 KANSAS CITY 7
TAMPA BAY 6 MINNESOTA 0
BOSTON 2 SEATTLE 0
ATLANTA 5 PITTSBURGH 3
MILWAUKEE 4 WASHINGTON 1
ARIZONA 13 PHILADELPHIA 1
CINCINNATI 7 ST. LOUIS 6
SAN FRANCISCO 2 LA DODGERS 0
COLORADO 4 SAN DIEGO 2
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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
COLUMBUS 11 INDIANAPOLIS 5
LAKE COUNTY 5 FORT WAYNE 3
CEDAR RAPIDS 9 SOUTH BEND 3
CHICAGO 88 NEW YORK 86
SEATTLE 84 DALLAS 79
PHOENIX 99 WASHINGTON 90
INDIANA 84 MINNESOTA 80
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• GAME 1: CELTICS 120, WARRIORS 108
• GAME 2: WARRIORS 107, CELTICS 88
• GAME 3: CELTICS 116, WARRIORS 100
• GAME 4: WARRIORS 107, BOSTON 97
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• GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC
• GAME 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)
* SERIES IS TIED, 2-2
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COLORADO AVALANCHE v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
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PHILADELPHIA 17 PITTSBURGH 16
NEW ORLEANS 17 TAMPA BAY 6
COLLEGE BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS
NOTRE DAME 7 TENNESSEE 3
ARKANSAS 4 NORTH CAROLINA 3
OKLAHOMA 11 VIRGINIA TECH 2
TEXAS 11 E. CAROLINA 1
OLE MISS 5 SOUTHERN MISS 0
STANFORD 8 UCONN 2
OREGON STATE 4 AUBURN 3
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FRIEDL, REDS SNAP 4-GAME SKID WITH 7-6 WIN OVER CARDINALS
ST. LOUIS (AP) TJ Friedl hit a tiebreaking triple in the seventh inning and Tommy Pham added a solo homer as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak.
Nolan Arenado and Juan Yepez homered for the Cardinals, who have lost four of six.
Friedl broke a 4-4 tie with a long drive to right field and Albert Almora Jr. followed with a sacrifice fly. Pham homered against his former team in the eighth.
The Reds have fashioned an 18-16 record after a dismal 3-23 start to the season. They failed to win any of their first eight series.
The Reds trailed 3-0 after Arenado hit his 11th homer of the season, a two-run drive in the third.
Jeff Hoffman (1-0) picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Alexis Diaz posted his second save.
Dakota Hudson (4-3) allowed six runs on nine hits over seven innings. He entered the game with a 6-0 lifetime record against Cincinnati.
Albert Pujols hit an RBI double in the St. Louis that made it 4-all.
Yepez hit a two-run, two-out homer in the ninth. Diaz then struck out Pujols to end the game.
St. Louis outfielder Harrison Bader was back in the starting lineup after being benched by manager Oliver Marmol in the middle of Saturday’s game for failing to run out a flyball.
“Sometimes you’ve just got to get slapped on the wrist and understand that there’s a certain standard for this clubhouse,” Bader said. “The way I handled that flyball was not to the full effort of my capabilities.”
Marmol spoke with Bader after Saturday’s game and said that Bader understood his mistake.
THE MACHINE KEEPS ROLLING
Pujols appeared in his 1,738th game for the Cardinals tying him with Curt Flood for seventh all-time in franchise history.
Reds: INF Jonathan India continues a rehab stint in Triple-A Louisville that began on Tuesday, He has been on the injury list twice since May 1 with a right hamstring strain.
Cardinals: INF Paul Goldschmidt was given the day off. Goldschmidt had a 46-game on-base streak snapped on Saturday.
Reds: LHP Mike Minor (0-2, 8.64) will start in Phoenix on Monday in the first of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks .Minor is making his third start after beginning the season on the injured list with a left shoulder strain.
Cardinals: LHP Zack Thompson (0-0, 2.25) will make the first start of her career on Monday. He will face Pittsburgh RHP Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.26) in the first of a four-game series against the Pirates in St. Louis.
CARPENTER HAMMERS CUBS; 2 HRS, 7 RBIS IN YANKS’ 18-4 ROUT
NEW YORK (AP) Matt Carpenter homered twice and tied his career high with seven RBIs, powering the New York Yankees to complete a weekend sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 18-4 rout on Sunday for their 11th win in 12 games.
The 36-year-old was signed on May 26 after spending the first seven weeks at Texas’ Triple-A Round Rock. A three-time All-Star with St. Louis coming off three straight seasons of decline, Carpenter became the second player since 1900 to hit six home runs in his first 10 games for a team after Colorado’s Trevor Story in 2016.
Carpenter drew a tying bases-loaded walk as New York chased Keegan Thompson in a five-run first and hit a three-run homer off Daniel Norris for an 8-1 lead in the second. He added a two-run drive against Alec Mills in the sixth for his first multihomer game in four years and an RBI double in the seventh against Sean Newcomb.
Carpenter is hitting .333 with 13 RBIs, quickly becoming a clubhouse and fan favorite known for a gritty look with thick eye black. Carpenter shaved his longtime beard to comply with Yankees rules on facial hair but kept a mustache – joining pitcher Nestor Cortes. Their style inspired Marwin Gonzalez and Lucas Luetge to give mustaches a try.
His matched his seven RBIs against the Cubs in July 2018, when he had his only three-homer game. He played flawlessly at third base with two assists in his first big league game in the field this year.
Kyle Higashioka added his first two home runs of the season, after hitting seven in spring training. He was given the silent treatment when he got back to the dugout after his third-inning drive off Norris, then homered in the eighth off Frank Schwindel, usually a first baseman.
Carpenter and Higashioka were late additions to the lineup because second baseman Gleyber Torres felt nausea and catcher Jose Trevino had back pain.
Giancarlo Stanton and Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three RBIs each as the Yankees scored their most runs since beating Toronto 20-6 on Sept. 15, 2020. New York had a season-high 17 hits.
Chicago’s six-game losing streak is its longest this year, dropping the Cubs a season-worst 13 games under .500 at 23-36.
New York opened a 10-1 lead in the third, batted around twice and swept its seventh series this season. The Yankees outscored Chicago 28-5 in the three-game series and improved to 15-4 against the Cubs, 23-4 including World Series sweeps in 1932 and ’38. The Cubs have been wiped out in the Bronx, going 0-12.
New York is a major league-best 44-16 and has won 11 straight home games, one shy of its most since new Yankee Stadium opened in 2009. The Yankees have allowed a big league-low 180 runs, their fewest through 60 games
Jameson Taillon (7-1) remained unbeaten in his last 11 starts, giving up three runs and seven hits in five innings. He escaped a bases-loaded jam by getting Schwindel on a flyout that ended the fifth.
Manny Banuelos pitched three innings for his first big league save.
Thompson (6-2) left the mound feeling as blue as his unusually colored glove. He allowed five runs – three earned – three hits and three walks while getting two outs and throwing 19 of 37 pitches for strikes. His ERA has risen from 1.99 to 3.67 in his last two starts.
Thompson and Norris walked six in the first two innings, and all six scored.
Ian Happ, who was a double shy of a cycle, put the Cubs with a first-inning home run into the right field second deck,
Carpenter drove in the tying run when he took a low fastball for Thompson’s third straight walk, and Kiner-Falefa followed with an opposite-field, two-run double down the right-field line.
Third baseman Patrick Wisdom allowed Gonzalez’s popup to drop out of his glove in front of the plate for an error, and Joey Gallo chased Thompson with a two-run double that made it 5-1.
Cubs RHP Michael Rucker was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and Newcomb, out since May 7, was activated from the 15-day IL after recovering from a sprained left ankle that he sustained while shagging in the outfield.
Cubs: OF Seiya Suzuki, sidelined since May 26 with a sprained left ring finger, still has swelling and won’t participate in baseball activities for at least five days.
Yankees: Trevino’s back started to bother him Saturday. … With Torres out, DJ LeMahieu moved from third to second, and Carpenter played third, his first time in the field since May 17 at first base for Triple-A Round Rock. His only time at third this year had been for the final five innings on May 8 against Reno. .. RHP Esteban Loaisiga, out since May 22 with right shoulder infammation, is to start a throwing program Monday … LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) is to throw on flat ground Tuesday.
Cubs: LHP Justin Steele (1-5, 4.79) is to be on the mound for Monday’s homestand opener against San Diego and Yu Darvish (5-3, 3.61).
Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (5-1, 3.63) starts Tuesday’s series opener against Tampa Bay after allowing a career-high five home runs last week at Minnesota. Former Yankee Corey Kluber (3-2, 3.88) starts for the Rays.
RAMIREZ CONTINUES TEAR WITH 3 RBIS, GUARDIANS BEAT A’S 6-3
CLEVELAND (AP) Jose Ramirez had three RBIs, including a two-run double in the first inning, to continue his torrid production and the Cleveland Guardians defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Sunday.
Ramirez, who leads the majors with 59 RBIs, pulled a double down the left-field line that put Cleveland ahead after Oakland scored a run in the top of the inning. The three-time All-Star added an RBI groundout in the seventh and has driven in 25 runs over the last 21 games.
Cal Quantrill (4-3) allowed one run in six innings, a solo home run by Ramon Laureano in the first. Laureano inspired his teammates with a fiery dugout rant that led to Oakland’s five-run seventh inning Saturday, when the A’s snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 10-5 win.
Ramirez’s value has become acknowledged in his own clubhouse and around the big leagues.
“He’s the most important player in baseball,” Quantrill said. “There are a lot of great players. He makes the biggest difference on any given team right now.”
Mark Kotsay got a close look at Ramirez as Oakland’s third base coach last season. Asked what jumps out to him, the Athletics’ first-year manager chuckled and said, “The relaxed confidence that he plays with.”
“He’s one of the most aggressive baserunners for being in the elite status of players. A lot of times you see those type of guys don’t necessarily run the bases with the intensity that he does. He’s a really, really good player,” Kotsay said.
Emmanuel Clase pitched the ninth for his 11th save and Cleveland has won 10 of 13.
Josh Naylor added an RBI single in the sixth for the Guardians. Cleveland’s first baseman, who suffered multiple fractures and ligament damage to his right leg in an outfield collision last season, gave fans a major scare in the top of the inning.
Naylor tumbled to the ground after colliding with Quantrill while catching a foul popup hit by Sean Murphy. Naylor made the grab but ran into Quantrill and was down for a couple of moments. He was helped to his feet by catcher Austin Hedges and a team trainer and received a loud ovation as he went back to the dugout. He played the rest of the game.
Naylor, who had surgery in July, went through a lengthy rehab in the offseason and has been a key contributor through the first 57 games. His RBI single came after Oakland intentionally walked Owen Miller.
Christian Bethancourt and Seth Brown his back-to-back homers in the eighth for Oakland, which hasn’t won consecutive games since May 24-25 against Seattle. Cole Irvin (3-2) allowed five runs – four earned – in 5 2/3 innings.
Laureano’s homer gave Oakland a brief lead, but Cleveland responded with three runs. Shortstop Elvis Andrus booted a ground ball hit by leadoff hitter Myles Straw and the error cost the A’s. Amed Rosario doubled and Ramirez lined a double down the left-field line, giving Cleveland a 2-1 lead.
Ramirez took third on a groundout and scored on Miller’s single past a drawn-in Andrus.
The game began at 11:37 a.m. as part of Major League Baseball’s Sunday package with NBC’s Peacock streaming service. The early start didn’t sit well with Quantrill, who was vomiting in the bullpen during his warmup routine. The right-hander said not pitching was never a consideration.
“I probably got a little greedy on my breakfast for an 11:30 a.m. game,” he said. “I’m not used to playing that early.”
NOT BACKING DOWN
Cleveland took three of four in the tightly played series. The Guardians scored four runs in the eighth inning Thursday for an 8-4 win. Oakland starter Paul Blackburn was pulled after eight shutout innings Friday and Cleveland rallied off the bullpen for a 3-2 win. The Athletics followed with their comeback victory Saturday.
“We’re a team that will continue to fight,” Kotsay said. “We’ve been in most games this year. We’ve had a few bad losses but for the most we’ve given ourselves a chance to win every night.”
Athletics: 2B Jed Lowrie (wrist, shoulder soreness) hit in the batting cage Saturday but was out for the third straight game.
Athletics: LHP Jared Koenig (0-1, 9.00 ERA) allowed four earned runs in four innings against Atlanta in his major league debut on June 8. The rookie is scheduled to start against Boston on Tuesday night.
Guardians: RHP Shane Bieber (3-3, 2.91 ERA) is scheduled to start the opener of a three-game series in Colorado on Tuesday night. Bieber was within two outs of a win against Texas in his last start when the game was delayed by rain for two hours in the fifth inning.
DUVALL HOMERS TWICE, BRAVES BEAT BUCS FOR 11TH STRAIGHT WIN
ATLANTA (AP) Adam Duvall homered twice off Jose Quintana, William Contreras and Matt Olson also connected, and the Atlanta Braves won their 11th straight game, 5-3 over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
The defending World Series champion Braves began the day having trimmed five games off the New York Mets’ division lead since the winning streak started June 1. They were 5 1/2 games back in the NL East.
This stretch is the club’s best since it won 14 in a row from July 26 to Aug. 9, 2013. During the streak, Atlanta has outscored opponents 74-30 with 22 homers. The pitching staff has a 2.32 ERA over the same span.
Pittsburgh has lost a season-high six straight games. The Pirates were swept for the fifth time this season.
Atlanta went back-to-back in the second when Contreras hit the left-field foul pole for his ninth homer and Duvall connected to left to make it 2-0.
Olson hit his eighth homer in the eighth, pushing the lead to 5-3 against Chase De Jong.
Pittsburgh pulled within 2-1 in the third on Bryan Reynolds’ sacrifice fly. Reynolds’ two-run homer off Kyle Wright, his former Vanderbilt teammate and roommate, cut the lead to 4-3 in the fifth.
Reynolds has hit safely in his last seven games on the road for a .500 average with two doubles and four homers.
Contreras doubled in the fourth and crossed the plate when Duvall hit his sixth homer, an opposite-field shot to right-center, to put Atlanta up 4-1. Duvall has 11 multihomer games in his career.
Quintana (1-4) was charged with six hits and four runs in five innings and had allowed two runs or fewer in nine of his previous 11 starts. The Braves are 16-6 against lefty starters and have won their last 11 games against them.
Wright (7-3) allowed five hits and three runs with two walks and seven strikeouts in six innings. Wright, who was coming off a career-high eight innings in a win over Oakland last Tuesday, had a 1.69 ERA over his previous five starts. He ranked second in the NL with a .192 opponents’ batting average.
Will Smith faced the minimum in the seventh for Atlanta, A.J. Minter pitched to three batters in the eighth and Kenley Jansen earned his 18th save in 21 chances after facing four batters in the ninth.
The Braves have won seven straight at home against the Pirates, outscoring them 55-13. Atlanta has won the season series with Pittsburgh the last four years they have played.
Reynolds began the day with a .376 career average in 58 June games. With a minimum of 200 June plate appearances since 1901, Reynolds’ average this month trails only Joe Jackson (.381) and Lou Gehrig (.378).
In rehab appearances Saturday with Triple-A Indianapolis, Pirates RHP Heath Hembree (right calf strain) allowed two runs and one hit in one inning, and RHP Nick Mears (elbow) struck out two in one inning.
Braves RHP Ian Anderson (5-3, 4.53 ERA) is on the mound as Atlanta begins a three-game series at Washington.
Pirates RHP Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.26) will start as Pittsburgh opens a four-game series at St. Louis.
WALKER, DIAMONDBACKS SNAP PHILLIES’ 9-GAME WINNING STREAK
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Christian Walker had three hits and three RBIs, Jake McCarthy homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 13-1 Sunday to end Philadelphia’s nine-game winning streak and give interim manager Rob Thomson his first loss.
Ketel Marte and Alek Thomas each drove in two runs for Arizona, which finished a 10-game trip 4-6.
The Phillies lost for the first time since May 31, and Thomson was beaten for the first time since replacing Joe Girardi on June 3. Thomson’s eight wins to start his managing tenure matched the most ever for a Phillies skipper and is second overall to Boston’s Joe Morgan, who won 12 straight in 1988.
The Phillies and their club-record $240 million payroll remained at .500 and are squarely in playoff contention. They began play third in the NL East, eight games behind the Mets and 2 1/2 out of the final NL wild-card spot.
Their play Sunday looked more like how they ended the Girardi era, though.
Phillies pitchers walked 11 Diamondbacks and hit another, and their batters struck out 13 times. It got so bad that backup catcher Garrett Stubbs pitched the ninth.
The Diamondbacks loaded the bases with no outs after Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm couldn’t get an out on Marte’s routine grounder to third. Instead of tagging Jordan Luplow running right at him, Bohm tried to get a force at second and threw there too late.
Two batters later, catcher J.T. Realmuto dropped a throw from pitcher Ranger Suarez (4-4) on a forceout attempt at home. Realmuto had a chance to turn a 1-2-3, inning-ending double play, but Arizona instead scored two runs and added another on Daulton Varsho’s RBI groundout. Realmuto had three hits.
Suarez, who needed 40 pitches to get through the first, left after 4 1/3 innings after allowing four runs – two earned – on four hits with four walks and two strikeouts.
Arizona tacked on four more runs in the sixth to go up 8-1. Relievers Nick Nelson and Andrew Bellatti combined for four walks and a hit batter in the frame when the Diamondbacks scored four runs on two hits en route to the blowout.
Before that, Philadelphia had its best chance to get back in the game with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth. Noe Ramirez came on in relief of Luke Weaver (1-0) and struck out Nick Castellanos on three pitches before fanning Realmuto.
Philadelphia has only had 13 winning streaks of 10 games or more, the last from July 8-21, 2009. The Phillies ended that season with their second consecutive appearance in the World Series.
Weaver, making his first appearance since April 7, allowed one run on three hits in three innings with four strikeouts and two walks after opener Kyle Nelson pitched a scoreless first.
Diamondbacks: Weaver (right elbow inflammation) was activated from the 60-day IL.
Phillies: Closer Corey Knebel played catch before the contest after not entering Saturday’s game due to right shoulder tightness. Knebel said before Sunday’s game that the decision on Saturday was just precautionary, and Thomson said there wasn’t structural damage.
Diamondbacks: Return home for a three-game series against Cincinnati beginning on Monday when Arizona RHP Merrill Kelly (5-3, 3.32) faces Reds LHP Mike Minor (0-2, 8.64).
Phillies: Start three-game home set against Miami on Monday night, with Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (4-4, 3.50) opposing Marlins RHP Sandy Alcantara (6-2, 1.61).
GUERRERO HOMERS, LEADS STRIPLING, BLUE JAYS OVER TIGERS 6-0
DETROIT (AP) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered, Ross Stripling pitched one-hit ball for six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-0 Sunday.
The Blue Jays took two of three from Detroit, giving them 13 victories in 17 games. Toronto has the third-best record in the American League, trailing the East-leading New York Yankees in its division and West-leading Houston.
Just two teams in the league, meanwhile, have won fewer games than Detroit this season.
“It’s a long season,” Tigers star Miguel Cabrera said. “We’re going to keep thinking positive.”
Stripling (3-1) allowed only one hit for the second straight start and struck out four without a walk, making the most of his opportunity to stay in the rotation.
“He’s been great,” manager Charlie Montoyo said. “He has given us a chance every time he takes the mound. He’s throwing strikes with all his pitches, and he’s keeping hitters off balance. When someone is not overpowering and they have to pitch, that’s fun to watch.
“I’m going to keep starting him.”
Yimi Garcia, Trent Thornton and Jordan Romano followed Stripling with three innings of one-hit relief.
Tarik Skubal (5-3) lost for the first time since April 28 and lasted just four innings, the shortest outing since his first start of the season. Skubal struck out three in three scoreless innings before giving up Guerrero’s 421-foot line drive over the left-center fence, a two-run drive and his 14th homer of the season.
“I didn’t do my job to put ourselves in a position to win a ballgame, and a series, against a good club,” Skubal said.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Cavan Biggio added RBI doubles in the four-run fourth.
“For us to get to Skubal early, that was huge,” Montoyo said.
Gurriel, who has a seven-game hitting streak, hit a two-run single off Jacob Barnes in the eighth to give Toronto a 6-0 cushion that was quite comfortable against the light-hitting Tigers.
“We need to do a better job offensively and win more games,” Cabrera said.
The Tigers had a pregame ceremony, celebrating Cabrera for joining Hank Aaron and Albert Pujols as the three players in baseball history with 500 homers, 3,000 hits and 600 doubles.
Cabrera was surrounded by family on the field, where he was surprised by the appearance of former teammate Victor Martinez.
“For him to show up, that means a lot to me,” he said.
Toronto has lost consecutive games only once over the last month, dropping two games in a row on May 21-22 to Cincinnati and St. Louis.
Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez has not had his next start scheduled and his next outing may be for Detroit or Triple-A Toledo. Rodriguez is not with the team due to a personal injury, according to manager A.J. Hinch.
Rodriguez is 1-3 with a 4.38 in eight starts in the first year of his five-year, $77 contract with the Tigers.
Blue Jays: 3B Matt Chapman was given a second straight day off to rest his sore left wrist. He did defensive drills Sunday morning with his wrist taped.
Montoyo said Chapman is day to do, and isn’t injured enough to have an MRI.
“It’s not that bad to get an image,” he said.
Tigers: RHP Jose Cisnero, who has not pitched this season due to a strained shoulder, hurt his Achilles while running at the team’s spring training complex in Lakeland, Florida. He was scheduled to start a rehab assignment this week at Triple-A Toledo.
Blue Jays: Host Baltimore on Monday night, starting a seven-game homestand against teams in the division that includes a chance to make up ground against the AL East-leading Yankees.
Tigers: Play the Chicago White Sox at home on Monday night to start a three-game series in the middle of a 10-game homestand that ends against Texas.
BREWERS BEAT NATIONALS 4-1 TO HALT 8-GAME LOSING STREAK
WASHINGTON (AP) Willy Adames homered and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Milwaukee’s Craig Counsell tied Phil Garner for the most managerial victories in franchise history with 563 as the Brewers halted their longest skid since September 2015.
Washington was denied its first sweep since taking two from Toronto on Aug. 17-18 of last year and its first three-game sweep since June 14-16, 2021 against Pittsburgh. It was the first time this season the last-place Nationals entered the final game of a series with a chance at a sweep.
Adames, who had been 1 for 16 in four games since returning from the injured list, drove Evan Lee’s fastball into the visitors’ bullpen for a two-out, two-run shot in the fifth inning.
“It’s been a rough time, but it’s a challenge for us as a team,” Adames said. “I’m happy it happened now, not later on.”
Andrew McCutchen added a solo homer in the ninth, his fourth of the season and first since May 21 against Washington.
Hoby Milner (3-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings, escaping a two-on, two-out jam he inherited from starter Jason Alexander by striking out pinch-hitter Maikel Franco.
Josh Hader struck out the side in the ninth for his 19th save in 20 opportunities. It was his first outing since he allowed two home runs to Philadelphia on Tuesday to end his streak of 32 consecutive save conversions.
The Nationals totaled 19 runs in the first two games of the series but couldn’t stitch together much Sunday. Washington was 0 of 6 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 men on base.
“We got just one run out of two bases-loaded (situations),” Washington manager Dave Martinez said. “The last few days, it’s been ongoing where we scored multiple runs. It was just one of those days.”
Washington’s Paolo Espino (0-1), making his first start of the season after 20 relief appearances, allowed a run on four hits while striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.
Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead on Adames’ RBI double in the third.
“He’s gotten off to a slow start since he’s been back from the IL, but those days are coming,” Counsell said. “He’s too good a hitter for them not to come.”
Josh Bell’s sacrifice fly in the fourth accounted for the Nationals’ lone run against Alexander, who allowed seven hits and three walks and struck out two over 4 2/3 innings.
Brewers: 2B Luis Urias was pulled for precautionary reasons in the fifth inning because of right hamstring tightness. Counsell said Urias was day to day.
Nationals: SS Alcides Escobar (right hamstring strain), on the injured list since June 1, has started taking grounders and hitting. “He’s getting close,” Martinez said.
McCutchen’s homer continued his strong play of late. He is hitting .407 (11 of 27) in seven games since ending a 1-for-40 slide.
EDWARDS’ STREAK SNAPPED
Nationals reliever Carl Edwards Jr. had thrown 15 1/3 scoreless innings over his previous 13 outings before yielding McCutchen’s homer. It was the first run Edwards allowed since giving up three in his Washington debut against the New York Mets on May 10.
Brewers: After a day off Monday, Milwaukee continues its trip Tuesday against the New York Mets with RHP Adrian Houser (3-6, 3.92 ERA) drawing the start.
Nationals: RHP Josiah Gray (6-4, 4.33), who is 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his last three starts, gets the nod as Washington welcomes Atlanta for the start of a three-game series.
RED SOX PLACE SP NATHAN EOVALDI ON IL WITH BACK INFLAMMATION
SEATTLE (AP) The Boston Red Sox placed starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi on the 15-day injured list Sunday with lower back inflammation.
Boston recalled right-hander Kutter Crawford from Triple-A Worcester to take Eovaldi’s roster spot. Crawford was the starter for Sunday’s series finale in Seattle.
Eovaldi returned to Boston after starting against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. Eovaldi pitched five innings of six-hit ball in Boston’s 1-0 victory.
Eovaldi is 4-2 with a 3.16 ERA in 12 starts. The move with Eovaldi was retroactive to June 9.
Boston had already altered it rotation to give Eovaldi more recovery time before his next turn. The Red Sox will start Nick Pivetta for Tuesday’s series opener against Oakland. Manager Alex Cora said Sunday the team was awaiting info on how Eovaldi was responding to treatment before slotting the rest of the rotation for the series against Oakland.
PGA CHIEF SLAMS SAUDI-FUNDED LEAGUE AS SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan described the Saudi-funded league that has signed up Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau as a “series of exhibition matches” that spends billions of dollars on players without getting a return on its investment.
Monahan also said players paid an exorbitant amount of money would “have to be living under a rock” to not know they would be criticized for the source of the money. LIV Golf is backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.
“I would ask any player that has left, or any player that would ever consider leaving, `Have you ever had to apologize for being a member of the PGA Tour?'” Monahan said from Toronto on the CBS telecast of the RBC Canadian Open.
They were Monahan’s first public comments since Thursday, when Greg Norman’s LIV Golf series began and Monahan suspended all PGA Tour members who played at Centurion Golf Club outside London.
The LIV Golf Series has eight tournaments this year – five in the United States – with $25 million in prize money for each one, 54-hole events with no cut and 48-man fields. Charl Schwartzel won the first one Saturday and earned $4.75 million.
More than prize money, some players received enormous signing fees. The Daily Telegraph reported Johnson received $150 million, while Mickelson did not deny a report that he was paid $200 million for the startup venture. It was not clear for now many years they are committed.
In recent days, Norman announced DeChambeau and Patrick Reed have signed up and are expected to play the first U.S. event in Oregon at the end of the month. None of the top 10 players in the world has expressed interest in the new league.
Monahan said he suspended the players for violating tournament regulations. They were denied releases to compete in the London event and chose to play anyway. Players typically get three releases for overseas events, and two dozen got them for the Saudi International.
Monahan said that was a single event associated with a recognized tour (Asian Tour), compared with a series of events that poses a direct challenge to the PGA Tour by playing in the U.S.
“It’s my job to protect, defend and celebrate our loyal PGA Tour members, our partners and our fans, and that’s exactly what I did,” Monahan said.
Norman and some players in the LIV Golf event have talked about being free agents, able to play wherever they wanted, and have positioned the new league as adding to world golf instead of competing with the PGA Tour.
Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Graeme McDowell were among those who resigned their PGA Tour membership. Mickelson, already at The Country Club on Sunday to start preparing for the U.S. Open, has said he plans to keep the lifetime membership he earned with 45 wins and six majors.
Asked why players couldn’t play both tours, Monahan answered with a question of his own.
“Why do they need us so badly?” he said. “Those players have chosen to sign multiyear, lucrative contracts to play in a series of exhibition matches against the same players over and over again. You look at that versus what we see here today.”
The Canadian Open featured Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau contending for the title, and Justin Rose challenging to shoot 59 or lower until he had to settle for a 60.
“You’ve got true, pure competition, the best players in the world here at the RBC Canadian Open, with millions of fans watching. And in this game, it’s true and pure competition that creates the profiles and presences of the world’s greatest players. And that’s why they need us. That’s what we do,” Monahan said.
“But we’re not going to allow players to free ride off of our loyal members.”
Still unclear was how the situation proceeds. The USGA has said it will not deny a player who earned his spot in the field at the U.S. Open, and the R&A is likely to honor the “open” nature of the British Open next month at St. Andrews.
Lawsuits are likely if PGA Tour players try to enter an event after being suspended for signing up and playing with LIV Golf. Norman has said LIV Golf would support its players.
Monahan did not say if there was a way back for players who joined Norman’s league, nor how it affects players who had never been a PGA Tour member.
Monahan was particularly biting on the money coming from the Public Investment Fund in Saudi Arabia, which has been accused of “sports washing” for using such a tour to take attention away from its history of human rights abuses.
He was asked how big of an issue the source of funding was.
“It’s not an issue for me, because I don’t work for the Saudi Arabian government,” Monahan said, a veiled dig at the notion of being a free agent. “But it probably is an issue for players who chose to go and take that money. I think you have to ask yourself a question: Why.
“Why is this group spending so much money – billions of dollars – recruiting players and chasing a concept with no possibility of a return?” he said. “At the same time, there’s been a lot of questions, a lot of comments, about the growth of the game. And I ask, `How is this good for the game?'”
RORY SHOOTS FINAL-ROUND 62 TO DEFEND TITLE AT CANADIAN OPEN
Rory McIlroy shot an 8-under 62 during Sunday’s final round of the Canadian Open to successfully defend his title north of the border.
McIlroy won the tournament in 2019 – the last time it was held – at Hamilton Golf and Country Club. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he returned to reclaim his crown.
Tony Finau birdied the final hole to finish two shots back, while Justin Thomas placed third.
The win marks the 21st TOUR victory of McIlroy’s career, moving him into a tie for 31st on the all-time TOUR wins list.
Entering Sunday as the co-leader with Finau, McIlroy started quickly by making five birdies en route to a 29 on the front nine. He kept that momentum as he began the back nine, recording three straight birdies. The 33-year-old got to 8-under through just 12 holes.
McIlroy’s hot streak ended after posting two bogeys on Nos. 13 and 16, throwing him into a tie for the lead with Thomas.
However, the co-lead was short-lived as Thomas finished with back-to-back bogeys, while McIlroy scored birdies on his final two holes to grab the victory.
NEWGARDEN WINS AT ROAD AMERICA, EARNS $1 MILLION PRIZE
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Josef Newgarden wanted to thank the pet service that helped him adopt his 30-pound mutt, Axel, that has become part of his family.
The Team Penske driver repaid the shelter – literally – with his performance behind the wheel.
Newgarden earned a $1 million bonus Sunday for winning at Road America, where his third win of the season completed a trifecta of victories on IndyCar’s different circuits. That means, among other things, he Nashville chapter of Wags and Walks can build a new dog adoption center.
“They solve all sorts of dogs – all sorts,” Newgarden said. “You should hear some of these heartbreaking stories these guys go through to find these dogs homes. We’re very happy to be able to get some money to this group because they’ve done a lot for us and for a lot of people in Nashville.”
Newgarden won on the oval at Texas and the street course in Long Beach this season, and headed to Road America searching for a road course win that would make him the first IndyCar driver this season to win on all three circuits.
The reward was a $1 million payout from The PeopleReady Force for Good Challenge, which split the bonus between Team Penske and charities of Newgarden’s choice. The American selected Wags and Walks of Nashville and SeriousFun Children’s Network.
“To have something like this challenge, I think, just fires you up more competitively,” Newgarden said. “You want to get it done for them.”
The heads of both charities participated in Newgarden’s post-race press conference via Zoom to thank the driver.
“We are absolutely so, so thrilled,” said Kathryn Hurley of Wags and Walks. “It’s going to impact literally thousands of dogs here in Nashville and allow us to build an amazing adoption center.”
It was the first year of the challenge and was won before the halfway point of the IndyCar season; Newgarden is the only driver with multiple wins through eight of 17 races.
Newgarden beat Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson of Chip Ganassi Racing by 3.371-seconds following two late restarts, but Ericsson reclaimed the points lead with the runner-up finish.
It’s the seventh time the points lead has changed hands this season.
“I think it’s going to be a tough season, a long season, but we’ve put ourselves in really good position now going into this sort of second half,” Ericsson said. “We’ve just got to keep doing what we’ve been doing.”
Alexander Rossi, the Andretti Autosport driver who started on the pole in search of his first win in three years, finished third and was followed by teammates Romain Grosjean and Colton Herta.
Chevrolet won the race with Newgarden, but Honda took the next four spots. Felix Rosenqvist of Arrow McLaren SP and Scott McLaughlin of Penske were sixth and seventh for Chevy.
Newgarden had a 2.8-second lead over Rossi when Pato O’Ward’s engine failed with six laps remaining to set up the first late restart. Then Helio Castroneves spun for another caution.
Newgarden got a great jump on Rossi on both late restarts and never looked back.
Rossi had his hands full first with Ericsson, and then with his own teammates, as his losing streak extended to 45 races. His pole-winning run Saturday was his first in three years.
“It’s always a little disappointing when you start on the pole and can’t convert, but it was generally a good day,” Rossi said. “I think Josef had a little bit better pace than us. I think we were the second-best car. I got pretty aggressive on the restart there to try and do something and just kind of overstepped a little bit. That’s what allowed Marcus to get by.”
Newgarden won for the second time at Road America, as he also won here in 2018. He was headed toward the win a year ago until his gearbox failed in the closing laps and it handed the win to reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou.
“I had no thought about (last year),” Newgarden said. “I was just focused on today. The thing that I focused on is we’re in position.. You don’t have many opportunities to be in position to close. I wanted to just close.”
TITLE CONTENDERS STRUGGLE
Palou’s chances of defending last year’s win vanished almost immediately due to an early tangle with Ganassi teammate Ericsson. When Ericsson made a move to Palou’s inside, the right rear of the Swede’s car made contact with the front left of Palou’s, and the Spaniard went off course.
“He was trying to win the race on the third lap,” Palou said. “The car broke. That’s it. Game over.”
Ericsson said he did nothing wrong.
“It might have been early in the race, but this is a track position race,” Ericsson said. “If you get an opportunity, you need to go for it. There was nothing wrong with that move.”
Will Power, meanwhile, dropped from the IndyCar points lead because of his own early incident. A poor qualifying effort put Power in 15th at the start and he was hit from behind by rookie Devlin DeFrancesco just eight laps into the race. Power ended up 19th.
DeFrancesco received a stop-and-go penalty for making avoidable contact. Power dropped to second in the standings, 27 points behind Ericsson.
O’Ward’s engine failure dropped him from third to fourth in the standings; Palou dropped from fourth to fifth. The win for Newgarden, meanwhile, moved him from fifth to third.
JIMMIE’S EARLY SPIN
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson had a frustrating day because of contact with Tatiana Calderon at the back of the pack on the first lap. Johnson went off course to bring out a full-course yellow. He finished 24th.
Calderon was in the field with Simona de Silvestro, marking the first time an IndyCar event has included two female drivers since de Silvestro and Pippa Mann entered the 2015 Indianapolis 500.
Not all of Newgarden’s bonus money is going to charity. He also gets quite a payout himself and isn’t sure how he will spend it all.
But he does have a good idea about his first purchase.
“Probably a bunch of McDonald’s,” Newgarden said. “Probably over $100 at McDonald’s at least.”
There’s a two-week break in the IndyCar schedule before the July 3 race at Mid-Ohio in Lexington, Ohio. Josef Newgarden won at Mid-Ohio last year.
BERRETTINI BEATS MURRAY IN STUTTGART FINAL ON TOUR RETURN
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Matteo Berrettini showed signs of recapturing the form which took him to the Wimbledon final last year as he beat Andy Murray 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 to win the Stuttgart Open on Sunday in his first tournament for three months.
The Italian hadn’t played since Indian Wells in March because of a hand injury which forced him to miss the entire clay-court swing and, in Murray, faced an opponent whose own injury issues hampered him in the deciding set.
“It was the last thing that I imagined when I came here,” Berrettini said of winning the title on his return to the tour.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray collided with one of the players’ seats at courtside in the first point of the decider and called for the physio soon after for treatment on his left leg and hip. He took another timeout when he appeared to indicate a problem with his abdominal muscles at 4-2 down.
“This is not the way that we wanted to finish the match,” Berrettini said, and he praised Murray’s history of bouncing back from injuries. “He showed us so many times how to come back.”
Berrettini moves to 6-3 in career finals with his second career Stuttgart title, while Murray is 46-24 in his 70th career final as he chased a first title since 2019. It was the first time Murray played a singles final on grass since winning Wimbledon in 2016.
Tournament organizers said Sunday that an investigation had begun after Nick Kyrgios said he faced racist abuse from the crowd in his semifinal loss to Murray the day before.
“No discriminating actions by the spectators are accepted,” organizers said in e-mailed comments. “We have expressed our regret towards Nick Kyrgios and his team and assured that any kind of discrimination is unacceptable. The incident is currently under investigation.”
Kyrgios was given a game penalty Saturday when he appeared to confront someone in the crowd during the match.
“One thing I won’t ever tolerate is spectators heckling and blasting abuse to athletes. It’s been happening personally to me for a while, from racist comments to complete disrespect,” the Australian wrote on Instagram on Saturday.
GRANT BECOMES 1ST FEMALE GOLFER TO WIN ON EUROPEAN TOUR
(AP) — A female player has won an event on the European tour for the first time.
Linn Grant made history in amazing style, too.
The 22-year-old Swede obliterated a field of both male and female golfers at the Scandinavian Mixed event on Sunday, winning by nine strokes after an 8-under 64 in the final round at Halmstad Golf Club.
Remarkably, she finished 14 strokes clear of the next best woman, Gabriella Cowley, who placed tied for 15th.
“I just hope people recognize women’s golf more now,” Grant said, “that more sponsors go to the LET (Ladies European Tour) than to the men’s tour, and hopefully this pumps up the women’s game a little bit more.”
Grant started the day with a two-stroke lead and steadily built up her advantage by making birdie at five of her first six holes, demonstrating the brilliant ball-striking and calm temperament she has displayed all week in southern Sweden.
She first took a nine-stroke lead after tapping in for birdie at the par-5 11th hole and regained it with her eighth and final birdie of the round at another par 5, the 14th. She completed a bogey-free weekend for the week of her golfing life.
It is the second staging of a tournament that started with 78 men and 78 women in the field, playing the same course – albeit off different tees – for one prize fund and one trophy.
Grant said her main aim this week was to beat the men.
“That was the most important thing – the whole week, I just felt it was girls against the guys,” she said.
Grant’s grandfather, James, was a Scottish golf professional who emigrated from Inverness in northern Scotland to Helsingborg in Sweden. Her father, John, played on the Swedish Golf Tour, too, and has seven wins on the Swedish Senior Tour.
Grant turned professional last year and won events on the Ladies European Tour in March and May, marking her out as a star in the making. In an on-course interview on the front nine, Grant said having those two wins under her belt made her feel calm going into the biggest round of her life.
Her boyfriend, Pontus, was her caddie this week and her mother was at the course and among those cheering Grant onto each green on a day of changing weather.
Swedish great Henrik Stenson, who hosted the event with compatriot Annika Sorenstam, shot 70 and was tied for second place with Marc Warren (65).
Sorenstam, one of the greatest female golfers ever, embraced Grant beside the 18th green after victory was sealed.
Grant won 30,000 euros ($31,500) when winning in Belgium last month. She received more than 10 times that on Sunday.
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NOTRE DAME STUNS NO. 1 TENNESSEE 7-3, ADVANCES TO CWS
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Freshman Jack Findlay threw five shutout innings in relief and back-to-back home runs by catcher David LaManna and Jack Brannigan in the seventh sparked Notre Dame to a stunning 7-3 victory over No. 1 overall seed Tennessee in the championship game of the Knoxville Super Regional on Sunday.
Notre Dame (40-15) will be making just its third College World Series appearance. The Fighting Irish’s other trips came in 1957 and 2002.
Findlay (6-2) worked out of a jam after entering the game in the bottom of the fifth inning with nobody out, a run in and a runner on second, trailing 3-1. Findlay held the Volunteers in check from there, allowing a single and two walks, while striking out four. He ended the game with a double play.
Findlay’s efforts on the mound gave Notre Dame the opportunity to rally.
Carter Putz doubled off Volunteers starter Chase Burns (8-2) with one out in the top of the seventh and scored on LaManna’s two-out shot to right field to tie the game at 3-3. Brannigan followed with a go-ahead shot to left-center on a 1-2 pitch.
Findlay retired the side in order and Notre Dame added three big insurance runs in the eighth.
Camden Sewell hit Brooks Coetzee with a pitch to open the inning. Spencer Myers’ sacrifice bunt moved Coetzee to second. Ryan Cole reached first and Coetzee held on a throwing error by Vols third baseman Trey Lipscomb. Kirby Connell replaced Sewell and the runners advanced on a sac bunt by Jared Miller. Putz hit the first pitch he saw for a two-run double and Jack Zyska singled in Putz to cap the scoring. All three runs were unearned.
Luc Lipcius homered in the first to give the Vols a 1-0 lead. LeManna tied it with a RBI ground out in the second. Seth Stephenson’s RBI single in the bottom of the inning and a run-scoring double in the fifth put Tennessee up 3-1.
Notre Dame head coach Link Jarrett touted Tennessee as `the best No. 1 team in any college sport this year’ entering the super regional. Instead, for the first time in 20 years, it’s the Irish who will be playing in the CWS.
Tennessee (57-9) was trying for its second straight berth in the CWS and sixth overall. Notre Dame beat the Volunteers 8-6 on Friday. Tennessee won the second game 12-4. The Volunteers led the nation in home runs and earned-run average entering super regional play. Tennessee entered the game 49-0 when leading after six innings.
COLUMBUS BESTS INDY IN SERIES FINALE, 11-5
INDIANAPOLIS – Hoy Park recorded three hits for the second consecutive game and Rodolfo Castro went yard, but the Indianapolis Indians fell short against the Columbus Clippers in the series finale on Sunday afternoon, 11-5.
Facing a 5-4 deficit in the fifth inning, Columbus (35-25) recaptured the lead with a two-run homer by catcher Gavin Collins off Jerad Eickhoff (L, 3-3). The Clippers would tack on an additional five runs in the seventh inning to further their lead to 11-5.
After the Clippers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, the Indians (30-28) battled back with one run in the second inning and three in the third to take the lead. Jared Oliva tripled in the second and scored Indy’s first run of the contest off an RBI single by Jamie Ritchie. A leadoff double by Park set the stage for the go-ahead frame. Ji-Hwan Bae singled in Park before Rodolfo Castro lifted a towering fly ball over the left-field wall to give the Indians a 4-3 lead.
Each team plated a run in the fourth. A Will Brennan RBI double tied the ballgame, before Indy took its last lead of the ballgame off a sacrifice fly by Castro to score Park. Collins’ go-ahead homer in the fifth gave the Clippers the lead. Columbus held the Indians to one hit in their final five trips to the plate.
Starting pitcher Kirk McCarty (W, 2-1) threw 5.1 innings for the Clippers, surrendering five runs off 10 hits.
The Indians will head to Coolray Field for a six-game set with the Gwinnett Stripers on Tuesday night at 7:05 PM ET. Both clubs have yet to name starters.
SMITH HAS 21 POINTS, 14 REBOUNDS; FEVER BEAT LYNX 84-80
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) NaLyssa Smith had 21 points and 14 rebounds and Indiana closed the game on a 11-4 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 84-80 on Sunday night.
Victoria Vivians added 15 points and hit two 3-pointers during the game-ending run to help the Fever end a five-game skid.
Danielle Robinson scored 16 points and Kelsey Mitchell added 15 for the Fever (4-12).
Minnesota (3-11) trailed by as many as nine points late in the first half but Nikolina Milic made a layup to give the Lynx a 76-73 lead with 3:28 to play. Mitchell answered with a jumper and then hit Vivians for a 3-pointer to give Indiana two-point lead just 40 seconds later. Milic again scored inside and Jessica Shepard hit two free throws to give Minnesota an 80-78 lead with 1:47 remaining but Mitchell found Vivians for another 3 to give the Fever the lead for good 18 seconds later.
Milic, a 6-foot-3 28-year-old rookie, finished with a career-high 23 points on 11-of-19 shooting for Minnesota and Aerial Powers added 15 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Bridget Carleton and Moriah Jefferson each scored 11 points.
The Lynx have lost three in a row and five of their last six.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1905 Giants hurler Christy Mathewson, who, in 1901, became the first rookie in the modern era to throw a no-no, pitches his second career no-hitter, beating the Orphans at Chicago’s West Side Grounds, 1-0. Matty and Mordecai Brown match hitless innings until the top of the ninth when New York reaches the future Hall of Famer for two hits.
1912 In the top of the ninth inning with no outs at New York’s Polo Grounds, Christy Mathewson strands a runner on third base to record his 300th victory when the Giants edge the Cubs, 3-2. During his 17-year major league career, ‘Big Six’ will compile a 373-188 record.
1921 Babe Ruth pitches the first five innings and hits two home runs in the Yankees’ 11-8 victory over the Tigers at the Polo Grounds. The ‘Bambino’ will break his major league record this year, going deep 59 times, but this is the only time this season he will be the starting pitcher for the Bronx Bombers.
1930 For the first time in baseball history, former batting champions are exchanged for one another when the Senators trade Goose Goslin to the Browns for Heinie Manush. Both Hall of Fame outfielders won their titles in the American League, with Manush hitting .387 playing for the Tigers in 1926, and Goslin leading the circuit two years later with a .378 batting average for Washington.
1938 The Reds acquire Bucky Walters from the Phillies in exchange for catcher Spud Davis, southpaw Al Hollingsworth, and $50,000. Cincinnati’s new right-hander will play a major role in the team’s two consecutive National League pennants when he wins 27 games in 1939 and has another 22 victories in 1940.
1940 In the inaugural Hall of Fame game, the Red Sox beat the Cubs at Doubleday Field, 10-9. Future Hall of Famer Ted Williams hits two home runs during the six-inning rain-shortened exhibition.
1947 The Red Sox score all their runs in the fifth inning to beat the White Sox, 5-3, in the first night game played at Fenway Park. The contest is not the first major league game to be played under the lights in Boston, with the crosstown NL rivals having played an evening tilt last season against the Giants at Braves Field.
1948 With the crowd of 49,641 singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Babe, the Yankees celebrate the silver anniversary of Yankee Stadium by holding ‘Babe Ruth Day.’ With members of the 1923 team (the first club to play in the Bronx ballpark) looking on, the dying superstar’s uniform number 3 is retired and sent to Cooperstown.
1957 At Comiskey Park, an ugly brawl, precipitated by an Art Ditmar pitch behind Larry Doby’s head, breaks out when the White Sox infielder takes exception to being the target of the beanball and punches the Yankee hurler. Billy Martin, Walt Dropo, Bill Skowron, and Enos Slaughter all actively participate in the melee.
1957 Having accomplished the feat against the White Sox on May 8th, Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams becomes the first American Leaguer to have two three-homer games in one season. The ‘Splendid Splinter,’ hitting his trio of round-trippers off Early Wynn and Bob Lemon, two future Hall of Famers, drives in five runs, helping Boston to defeat the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3.
1957 In a game that features the ejection of Johnny Logan and Don Drysdale, Clem Labine loses for the first time in ten months and 38 relief appearances when the Braves beat Brooklyn, 8-5. The Milwaukee shortstop charged the mound after getting drilled in the ribs by the Dodger right-hander, resulting in banishment for both players.
1957 The Indians, to get more power from their outfield, send Jim Busby to the Orioles in exchange for 28-year-old Dick Williams, who will play only 67 games with the Tribe before being dealt back to Baltimore. As a result of the trade, Roger Maris will move from left to become Cleveland’s full-time center fielder.
1962 Warren Spahn record drops to 6-7 when the Braves southpaw suffers his fifth one-run decision of the young season, losing a 2-1 decision to the Dodgers at Milwaukee’s County Stadium. Sandy Koufax’s fifth-inning home run, the first of only two round-trippers he collects during his 12-year career, proves to be the difference.
1965 Ron Swoboda, who finishes the season with 19, breaks the franchise record for homers hit by a rookie when he goes deep off Dick Ellsworth in the first-inning three-run homer, providing all of the runs the Mets need in their 3-2 victory over Chicago at Shea Stadium. Jim Hickman had established the mark with 13 round-trippers in 1962, the club’s inaugural season.
1966 After demanding more playing time, Jerry Adair is traded by the Orioles, along with minor leaguer John Riddle, to the White Sox for right-hander Eddie Fisher. The former Baltimore infielder will miss an opportunity to play in the World Series this season with the Birds but will participate in the Fall Classic with Boston in 1967.
1971 Alex Johnson accuses his Angel teammate Chico Ruiz of waving a gun at him in the clubhouse during the game, an eventual 5-2 loss to Washington at Anaheim Stadium. Although Ruiz denies the incident and the club finds no evidence of a gun, Johnson, not known for his diplomacy, adamantly claims he was threatened with a firearm by the infielder during an argument they had after being used as pinch-hitters in the contest.
1973 The Dodgers infield, a quartet which will be together eight and a half years, setting a major league record for longevity, plays together for the first time. First baseman Steve Garvey, second baseman Davey Lopes, third baseman Ron Cey, and shortstop Bill Russell are in the lineup in the 16-3 defeat to the Phillies.
1973 Dock Ellis walks a batter without ever throwing a pitch to him. After going 2-0 on the Atlanta left fielder Sonny Jackson, the Pirates right-hander is replaced by Ramon Hernandez, who throws two more balls to Dick Dietz, a pinch-hitter for Jackson, to complete the base-on-balls.
1975 The Indians deal right-hander Gaylord Perry to the Rangers for three pitchers, Jim Bibby, Jackie Brown, and Rick Waits, along with approximately $100,000. In his three-plus years with Texas, the future Hall of Famer compiles a 48-43 record, posting an ERA of 3.26.
1976 The Mets sweep the Giants in a twin bill at Candlestick Park, 4-2 and 4-1. The victories mark the first time in 17 tries that the team has won two games on the same day.
1984 The Indians trade Rick Sutcliffe along with George Frazier and Ron Hassey to the Cubs for Joe Carter, Mel Hall, Don Schulze, and minor league hurler Darryl Banks. After the midseason trade, the 28-year-old right-hander, who will go on to win the NL Cy Young award, posts a 16-1 record for Chicago, leading the team to the NL East flag.
1994 During a pregame ceremony at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the Braves retire Dale Murphy jersey #3. The two-time National League MVP (1982-83) played 15 seasons with the team, batting .268 and driving in 1,143 runs while playing on teams mostly with losing records.
1994 At the age of 34, Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg suddenly retires, walking away from $16 million. ‘Ryno’ will return to the Chicago lineup in 1996 to play for two more seasons before completing his 16-year Hall of Fame career.
1994 Don Mattingly surpasses fellow first baseman Wally Pipp for consecutive games played in a Yankees uniform. Donnie Baseball’s 1,469th game is second to only to another Bronx Bomber first sacker, named Lou Gehrig, who played in 2,130 straight contests.
1998 The first triple play ever completed at Dodger Stadium is turned by Darren Dreifort (p), Eric Young (2b), Jose Vizcaino (ss), and Bobby Bonilla (3b). With Colorado runners on first and second base, the 1-6-4 double play becomes a triple killing when Jamey Wright is thrown out at third base by the LA second baseman, who covered first base for the second out.
1998 For the fourth time in major league history, teammates hit back-to-back homers in consecutive innings. Javy Lopez and Andruw Jones accomplish the feat in the second and third frames of the Braves’ 9-7 victory over Montreal at Turner Field.
1998 The Angels stroke a franchise-record eight doubles in their 18-6 victory in Texas. Jim Edmonds leads the Halos’ attack with three two-baggers, with Gary Disarcina (2), Darin Erstad, Matt Walbeck, and Garret Anderson also contributing to the club’s new mark.
1999 In a 22-1 interleague rout of the Braves, Cal Ripken becomes the first Oriole to go 6-for-6 as Baltimore scores the most runs in their franchise history. The team, as the St. Louis Browns, had set the previous mark on Aug. 18, 1951, tallying twenty times.
1999 When Houston manager Larry Dierker, unable to speak, falls and begins shaking violently due to a grand mal seizure, the umpires suspend the Astros game against the visiting Padres. After four weeks of recovery, the skipper will return, leading the team to a third consecutive National League Central Division title.
1999 Omar Olivares ties a major league record by hitting four Diamondbacks. The Angels’ hurler becomes the 19th pitcher to hit four batters in a game, but the second Anaheim moundsman in three weeks to tie the dubious mark, matching teammate Steve Sparks who also plunked four hitters on May 22.
2001 After losing to the Expos in 12 innings on Mark Smith’s home run, which is foul when viewed with video replays, the Yankees restore the missing screen on the bottom three feet to the fair-side of the left-field foul pole. The team removed the section, so fans sitting behind the pole would have an unobstructed view of the game.
2001 The Pirates exchange infielder Enrique Wilson (.186, 8, 1 in 46 games) to the Yankees for Double-A Norwich relief pitcher Damaso Marte (3-1, 3.50 in 23 appearances).
2001 Van Meter, Iowa, best known for being the home of Bob Feller, and St. Marys (Martensdale) tie a national high school record established in 1928 by hitting 16 home runs in one game. Twelve different players go deep in the 17-15 contest, which Van Meter won, thanks to the wind blowing out in a small ballpark.
2003 On his fourth attempt, 40-year-old Roger Clemens becomes the 21st pitcher, the first since 1990, to record his 300th victory, tossing 6.2 innings in the Yankees’ 5-2 interleague victory over the Cardinals. In the second inning, when Edgar Renteria swings through a full-count fastball, the ‘Rocket’ also joins Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Steve Carlton (4,136) as just the third hurler to record his 4000th career strikeout.
2005 Before the interleague series begins against the Reds, who have not played at Fenway Park since the 1975 World Series, the Red Sox pay tribute to Carlton Fisk and his Game 6 walk-off homer by naming the bright yellow stanchion in left field, where the ball landed, the Fisk Foul Pole. Sitting in Monster Seats, the hometown hero enjoys the festivities as the crowd cheers when the team replays the home run on the scoreboard to the tune of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.
2006 The first wireless bullpen communication system in baseball history is used at Wrigley Field when a cell phone, destined to be sent to the Hall of Fame, is used for the first time in major league history to call the bullpen. From the dugout, Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild calls the bullpen during the third inning to start warming up reliever Angel Guzman.
2008 Omar Vizquel becomes the first Giant to steal home in a quarter of a century. The infrequent swipe of the plate, last accomplished by Max Venable in 1983, comes in the second inning of a 5-1 interleague loss to the A’s.
2010 Against their crosstown rivals at Wrigley Field, the Cubs get out of a bases-loaded jam in the final frame for a 1-0 victory over the White Sox. Juan Pierre’s leadoff single in the top of the ninth spoils Ted Lilly’s bid for a no-hitter, a feat that hasn’t been accomplished at the ‘Friendly Confines’ since Milt Pappas threw a no-no in 1972.
2010 The Angels, with their first sweep at Dodger Stadium, complete their 14-game road journey with 11 victories, the most for the team on a single trip since 1962. In the 6-5 decision over their crosstown rivals, Halo hurler Jered Weaver strikes out his older brother, Jeff, who came into the game as a long reliever in the third inning, for the first time since they were kids.
2010 Jorge Posada’s fifth-inning grand slam, his second in the past two games, proves to be the difference in the Yankees’ 9-5 victory over Houston at the Stadium. The Bronx Bomber backstop joins Bill Dickey (1937) and Babe Ruth (1927, 1929) as the only players in franchise history to hit home runs with the bases loaded in consecutive contests.
2012 Matt Cain tosses the fifth no-hitter and second perfect game of the season when he retires 27 consecutive batters in the Giants’ 10-0 rout of the Astros at AT&T Park. The San Francisco right-hander, with the help of two great defensive plays from outfielders Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco, becomes the first pitcher in the 129-year history of the franchise and the 22nd in major league history to accomplish the feat.
2012 Ted Barrett becomes the first major league ump to be behind the plate for two perfect games. In addition to calling balls and strikes for today’s gem thrown by the Giants’ Matt Cain, the 18-year veteran arbitrator was also the home-plate umpire when David Cone threw his perfecto against the Expos at Yankee Stadium in 1999.
2012 R.A. Dickey, who gives up only a first-inning infield single for his second career one-hitter in the Mets’ 9-1 victory over the Rays, breaks the franchise record for consecutive scoreless innings. The 37 year-old knuckleballer, surpassing the previous club mark of 31.2 scoreless innings in a row set by Jerry Koosman in 1973, establishes a new mark of 32.2 frames before an unearned run in the ninth inning snaps his string.
2013 After going deep 445 times as a Cardinal, Angels’ first baseman Albert Pulos becomes the sixth player to hit at least 200 round-trippers with two different team’s when he homers off Rays starter Ryan Yarbrough at Tropicana Field. The 33-year-old slugger joins:
Jimmie Foxx: Philadelphia Athletics (302), Red Sox (222)
Mark McGwire: Oakland Athletics (363), Cardinals (220)
Rafael Palmeiro: Rangers (321), Orioles (223)
Ken Griffey Jr.: Mariners (417), Reds (210)
Manny Ramírez: Red Sox (274), Indians (236)
2014 The Northwest League’s Spokane Indians, the short-season single-A affiliate of the Rangers, introduce a new home alternate uniform which features the name “S’q’n’i” in lettering across the front of the jersey, along with a character not in the English language. The word, which translates to Spokane in the Salish’s native language, will be in addition to a logo created in 2006 that uses local native imagery.
2015 With his sixth-inning two-run home run off Bud Norris in the Yankees’ 9-4 loss to the Orioles at Camden Yards, Alex Rodriguez becomes the third major leaguer in the modern era to surpass the 2,000 RBI mark. The New York designated hitter trails only Hank Aaron (2,297) and Babe Ruth (2,213) on the all-time RBI list.
2019 A day before the College World Series opening ceremonies, the Royals beat the Tigers, 7-3, at TD Ameritrade Park in the first major league regular-season game in Nebraska. The nationally-televised contest, resulting from an agreement between MLB, the NCAA, Minor League Baseball, the Omaha Storm Chasers, and the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority, continues the sport’s effort to showcase the solidarity that links each level of the national pastime.
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1874 8th Belmont: G Barbee aboard Saxon wins in 2:39.5
1889 23rd Belmont: W Hayward aboard Eric wins in 2:47.25
1890 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Ellen Roosevelt beats defending champion Bertha Townsend 6-2, 6-2
1895 Emile Levassor wins the first automobile race in history the Paris-Bordeaux-Paris, taking 48 hours and 48 minutes (1,178 km)
1895 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Englishman J.H. Taylor retains title; beats Sandy Herd of Scotland by 4 shots
1896 British Open Men’s Golf, Muirfield: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins first of 6 Open titles by 4 strokes in a 36-hole playoff with defending champion J.H. Taylor
1913 45th Belmont: Roscoe Troxler aboard Prince Eugene wins in 2:18
1913 Yanks win 13th game of year after losing 36 games
1914 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Mary Browne wins her 3rd consecutive US title beating fellow American Marie Wagner 6–2, 1–6, 6–1; event moves to Forest Hills 1915
1915 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: American based Norwegian Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 for her first of 4 straight US singes titles
1918 Phillies and Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
1921 Yanks’ pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
1924 Yanks win by forfeit over Tigers, their 3rd forfeit win
1925 American William DeHart Hubbard sets men’s long jump world record at 7.89m (25 ft 10 3⁄4 in) in Chicago, Illinois
1925 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
1925 Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
1931 63rd Belmont: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Twenty Grand wins in 2:29.6
1935 10-to-1 underdog James J Braddock upsets defending champion Max Baer in a 15 round unanimous points decision at Madison Square Garden, NYC for the world heavyweight boxing title
1937 Joe DiMaggio hits 3 consecutive HRs against St Louis Browns
1938 Great Cricket innings of 232 by Stan McCabe v England at Trent Bridge
1945 Heerjansdam soccer team forms
1947 1st night game at Fenway Park (Red Sox 5, White Sox 3)
1948 Babe Ruth’s final farewell at Yankee Stadium, he dies Aug 16th
1953 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC: Ben Hogan wins a record-tying 4th US Open title, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Sam Snead
1971 LPGA Championship Women’s Golf, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 4 strokes from Kathy Ahern
1986 Los Angeles Dodger Steve Garvey 1st ejection from a game, after Atlanta’s triple-play
1987 Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina
1988 45th time opposing pitchers hit HRs, Mark Davis (Padres)/Mike Krukow
1988 Boston Red Sox are 10 games back in AL, & go on to win AL East
1989 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
1991 A spectator is killed by lightning at US Open Golf tournament
1991 NHL owners present contract to players (leads to Apr 1, 1992 strike)
1991 The National, 1st all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication
1994 Don Mattingly plays 1st base 1,469 game for Yankees (2nd most)
1995 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2 for a 4-2 series win; qualify for their first Stanley Cup Finals Series (beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-0)
1995 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2
1997 51st NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz 4, games to 2
2002 Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1 for a 4-1 series win; Red Wings’ 10th title; coach Scotty Bowman retires with record 9th title
2012 San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise’s history against the Houston Astros
2014 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: LA Kings edge New York Rangers, 3-2 in double OT for a 4-1 series win; second Championship in LA franchise history
2017 Warriors win 2nd NBA title in 3 years over the Cavaliers (129-120)
2018 FIFA Congress votes to award 2026 World Cup to joint bid by US, Canada & Mexico
2018 The Spanish Football Association sacks coach Julen Lopetegui just 2 days out from first World Cup game after he agreed to manage Real Madrid
2019 NBA Finals: Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-110 to win franchise’s first Championship; last game at Oracle Arena, Oakland; MVP: Kawhi Leonard
2021 French Open Men’s Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 19th Grand Slam singles title; beats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4
|Atlanta at Washington||7:05pm||MASN/2|
|Miami at Philadelphia||7:05pm||NBCS-PHI|
|Baltimore at Toronto||7:07pm||Sportsnet|
|Chi. White Sox at Detroit||7:10pm||NBCS-CHI|
|Pittsburgh at St. Louis||7:45pm||ATTSN-PIT|
|Houston at Texas||8:05pm||MLBN|
|San Diego at Chi. Cubs||8:05pm||MLBN|
|Cincinnati at Arizona||9:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Kansas City at San Francisco||9:45pm||NBCS-BAY|
|Minnesota at Seattle||10:10pm||Root Sports|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|NBA Finals Game 5: Boston at Golden State||9:00pm||ABC|
|UEFA Nations League: Kazakhstan vs Slovakia||10:00am||FS2|
|UEFA Nations League: Kazakhstan vs Slovakia||12:00pm||FS2|
|UEFA Nations League Denmark vs Austria||2:45pm||FS2|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Trinidad and Tobago vs Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Guatemala vs Dominican Republic||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Nicaragua vs Bahamas||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Honduras vs Canada||10:00pm||Paramount+|
|NY YANKEES||44||16||.733||–||26 – 7||18 – 9||19 – 10||17 – 5||5 – 1||9 – 1||W 4|
|TORONTO||35||24||.593||8.5||18 – 10||17 – 14||9 – 10||9 – 7||14 – 5||6 – 4||W 1|
|TAMPA BAY||35||25||.583||9||21 – 13||14 – 12||10 – 6||6 – 9||12 – 9||6 – 4||W 1|
|BOSTON||32||29||.525||12.5||13 – 14||19 – 15||7 – 14||6 – 7||17 – 6||8 – 2||W 1|
|BALTIMORE||26||35||.426||18.5||15 – 15||11 – 20||11 – 16||7 – 10||4 – 6||5 – 5||W 2|
|MINNESOTA||35||27||.565||–||20 – 14||15 – 13||11 – 9||17 – 10||7 – 6||5 – 5||L 1|
|CLEVELAND||29||27||.518||3||16 – 10||13 – 17||5 – 5||12 – 8||9 – 8||7 – 3||W 1|
|CHI WHITE SOX||27||31||.466||6||13 – 17||14 – 14||11 – 11||7 – 12||5 – 5||4 – 6||L 2|
|DETROIT||24||35||.407||9.5||16 – 17||8 – 18||7 – 11||11 – 11||1 – 8||5 – 5||L 1|
|KANSAS CITY||20||39||.339||13.5||12 – 21||8 – 18||4 – 9||11 – 17||2 – 7||4 – 6||L 2|
|HOUSTON||37||23||.617||–||16 – 10||21 – 13||3 – 6||11 – 2||19 – 11||5 – 5||W 1|
|TEXAS||28||31||.475||8.5||13 – 16||15 – 15||5 – 8||5 – 4||14 – 16||4 – 6||W 2|
|LA ANGELS||29||33||.468||9||17 – 18||12 – 15||6 – 14||6 – 2||12 – 11||2 – 8||L 1|
|SEATTLE||27||33||.450||10||13 – 12||14 – 21||6 – 14||6 – 4||11 – 10||6 – 4||L 1|
|OAKLAND||21||41||.339||17||7 – 23||14 – 18||7 – 10||6 – 12||6 – 14||1 – 9||L 1|
|NY METS||40||22||.645||–||19 – 8||21 – 14||19 – 7||5 – 2||13 – 10||5 – 5||W 1|
|ATLANTA||34||27||.557||5.5||20 – 14||14 – 13||10 – 10||11 – 6||9 – 8||10 – 0||W 11|
|PHILADELPHIA||30||30||.500||9||17 – 16||13 – 14||6 – 14||4 – 2||13 – 10||9 – 1||L 1|
|MIAMI||27||31||.466||11||15 – 14||12 – 17||15 – 7||2 – 4||6 – 14||7 – 3||L 1|
|WASHINGTON||23||39||.371||17||11 – 19||12 – 20||5 – 17||7 – 7||9 – 11||5 – 5||L 1|
|ST. LOUIS||34||27||.557||–||18 – 12||16 – 15||4 – 6||16 – 9||9 – 5||5 – 5||L 1|
|MILWAUKEE||34||28||.548||0.5||15 – 12||19 – 16||10 – 11||19 – 11||3 – 5||2 – 8||W 1|
|PITTSBURGH||24||34||.414||8.5||13 – 17||11 – 17||3 – 5||9 – 19||11 – 7||3 – 7||L 6|
|CHI CUBS||23||36||.390||10||11 – 20||12 – 16||1 – 2||13 – 15||7 – 10||3 – 7||L 6|
|CINCINNATI||21||39||.350||12.5||12 – 17||9 – 22||3 – 5||10 – 13||4 – 16||3 – 7||W 1|
|LA DODGERS||37||23||.617||–||17 – 10||20 – 13||9 – 8||8 – 5||14 – 8||4 – 6||L 3|
|SAN DIEGO||37||24||.607||0.5||17 – 13||20 – 11||11 – 6||15 – 10||10 – 7||7 – 3||L 2|
|SAN FRANCISCO||33||26||.559||3.5||17 – 13||16 – 13||13 – 10||5 – 6||11 – 9||6 – 4||W 3|
|ARIZONA||29||33||.468||9||14 – 16||15 – 17||12 – 10||9 – 9||5 – 13||4 – 6||W 1|
|COLORADO||27||34||.443||10.5||16 – 16||11 – 18||8 – 16||6 – 4||8 – 11||4 – 6||W 2|
X – CLINCHED DIVISION, Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT