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BOSTON 6 ST. LOUIS 4
CLEVELAND 5 LA DODGERS 3
ARIZONA 7 MINNESOTA 1
BALTIMORE 2 TAMPA BAY 1
TORONTO 10 NY YANKEES 9
DETROIT 7 TEXAS 3
OAKLAND 4 KANSAS CITY 0
LA ANGELS 4 SEATTLE 0
HOUSTON 4 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 3
WASHINGTON 9 PHILADELPHIA 3
PITTSBURGH 4 SAN FRANCISCO 3
MILWAUKEE 6 CINCINNATI 3
MIAMI 6 NY METS 2
ATLANTA 6 CHICAGO CUBS 0
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QUAD CITIES 2 SOUTH BEND 1
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OKLAHOMA 6 NOTRE DAME 2
COLORADO AVALANCHE (C1) VS. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (A3)
AVALANCHE LEAD SERIES, 2-0
GAME 1: AVALANCHE 4, LIGHTNING 3 (OT)
GAME 2: AVALANCHE 7, LIGHTNING 0
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WASHINGTON 71 CONNECTICUT 63
INDIANA 89 CHICAGO 87
LAS VEGAS 96 MINNESOTA 95
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FITZPATRICK A WINNER AGAIN AT BROOKLINE AS US OPEN CHAMPION
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) Matt Fitzpatrick of England is a champion again at The Country Club, this time with the grandest of trophies.
A U.S. Amateur champion in 2013. The U.S. Open champion Sunday.
In a three-way battle at Brookline that came down to the wire, Fitzpatrick seized control with a great break and an even better shot on the 15th hole for a two-shot swing. He was even more clutch from a fairway bunker on the 18th that set up par for a 2-under 68.
Victory was not secure until Will Zalatoris, who showed amazing fight back from every mistake, dropped to his knees when his 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th just slid by the left side of the cup. Zalatoris was a runner-up in the second straight major.
Masters champion Scottie Scheffler never recovered from back-to-back bogeys to start the back nine. He had a 25-foot birdie chance on the 18th that just missed and left him one behind.
Fitzpatrick is the second man to win a U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open on the same course, joining Jack Nicklaus who turned the trick at Pebble Beach. Juli Inkster won the U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Open at Prairie Dunes.
Along with the $3.15 million in prize money, Fitzpatrick had that gold Jack Nicklaus medal draped around his neck.
Fitzpatrick, who briefly played at Northwestern before turning pro, won for the eighth time worldwide, and this was his first in America – at least a tournament everyone knows about.
Fitzpatrick said he won the member-member at The Bear’s Club in Florida at the start of the year, the course Nicklaus built.
“He gave me a bit of abuse at the start of the year. He said, `Finally. Congratulations for winning in the States,'” Fitzpatrick said.
And then slightly lifting the trophy, Fitzpatrick sent a fun message to Nicklaus: “Jack, I won a second time.”
JENNIFER KUPCHO WINS LPGA MEIJER CLASSIC IN PLAYOFF
BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — After missing a 2-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a playoff, Jennifer Kupcho won the LPGA Meijer Classic on Sunday when Leona Maguire’s 3-foot birdie try lipped out on the second extra hole.
Kupcho closed with a 1-under 71 to match playing partner Nelly Korda and Maguire at 18-under 270 at Blythefield Country Club. Kupcho birdied both playoff holes.
“It’s really special,” Kupcho said. “I’ve been really close, but this leaderboard was stacked. I think that’s what I’m most proud of, is the players that were up there with me. It was a very close battle to the end and I’m proud of it.”
Maguire finished with a 65 and birdied the first extra hole before missing the short putt on the second.
“I thought she was going to make it,” Kupcho said. “When she hit it by the hole and I still had to putt from the fringe I thought to myself, that’s not a gimme because I was just shaking and missed essentially a same-length putt.”
Korda, the winner last year, had a 72 after taking a one-stroke lead over Kupcho into the final round. Korda dropped out of the playoff with a three-putt par on first extra trip down the par-5 18th.
Maguire got new life when Kupcho’s 2-footer slid by the left side.
“I missed the putt,” Kupcho said. “I almost missed the putt in regulation, the same putt. That comes with a lot of nerves and a lot of shaking.”
Kupcho won for the second time on the LPGA Tour, following her major victory in early April at Mission Hills in the California desert. The 25-year-old former Wake Forest star from Colorado won the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur in 2019.
Kupcho got off to a slow start with a double bogey on the par-4 third and a bogey on the par-4 sixth. She rebounded with an eagle on the par-5 eighth and birdie on the par-4 ninth. On the back nine, she birdied the par-4 12th and par-5 14th and bogeyed the par-4 16th.
“I struggled a little bit at the beginning, so it tells me I can really come back from it,” Kupcho said. “I’ve always known I’m a back-nine player and that definitely came into effect today.”
Maguire won the LPGA Drive On Championship at Crown Colony in early February to become the first Irish winner in LPGA Tour history.
The second-ranked Korda made her second start since returning from a four-month break because of a blood clot in her left arm. She tied for eighth two weeks ago in the U.S. Women’s Open in her first event since early February.
“Unfortunately, sometimes you have it and sometimes you don’t,” Korda said. “If you told me I think three, four months ago when I was in the ER that I would be here I would being extremely happy.”
Korda also is the defending champion next week in the KPGA Women’s PGA at Congressional.
Lydia Ko was fourth at 17 under after a 68.
Lexi Thompson, the 2015 winner, closed with a 70 to tie for fifth at 16 under with Jessica Korda (67), Nelly’s older sister, and Carlota Ciganda (67) and Atthaya Thitikul (68).
“Of course, it’s not the outcome that I wanted, but I felt strong the whole week and played great golf, and nothing but positives to take into a major next week,” Thompson said.
Brooke Henderson, the ShopRite LPGA Classic winner last week in New Jersey and 2017 and 2019 champion at Blythefield, had a 72 to finish at 15 under,
Minjee Lee, the U.S. Women’s Open winner, was 11 under after a 74.
“I think this one is even better than the first, personally,” Kupcho said.” I had such a big lead going into the final round at Chevron, so to come out of this one with top-ranked players all over the place. The leaderboard was packed, within strokes, so it really was very close and I feel very proud of myself for coming out of it.”
CARATINI, RENFROE HR, BREWERS SWEEP REDS FOR 4TH WIN IN ROW
CINCINNATI (AP) Victor Caratini and Hunter Renfroe hit two-run homers as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 Sunday for their fourth straight win.
The Brewers swept the three-game series and have won seven of their last nine.
Milwaukee took a 4-3 lead into the seventh inning before Renfroe hit his 13th home run, a drive into the upper deck in left field off reliever Joel Kuhnel.
The Reds loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh off reliever Trevor Kelley. Left-hander Hoby Milner was brought in to face lefty-hitting Joey Votto, who struck out on four pitches.
“I mean, that’s what I’m here for,” Milner said. “Get those outs in that situation, so I hope I keep getting them.”
He chuckled a bit when asked what his plan was entering that sticky situation against the Reds slugger.
“Mix it up. In and out. Slow when down and speed them up. He’s a good hitter. He doesn’t have a big hole or anything,” Milner said.
Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell liked what he saw.
“He’s pitching wonderfully,” Counsell said. “Our bullpen had a great series, period. They were excellent. For Hoby it was a big at-bat, it’s a good hitter, it’s their spot to make it real game and make those guys make pressure pitches, and he threw a bunch of great pitches to Joey.”
Brewers starter Adrian Houser (4-7) had a solid outing, allowing four hits and three runs through six innings while striking out five. Devin Williams pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
The Brewers scored three in the fourth off Mike Minor (1-3). Andrew McCutchen doubled off the glove of leaping left fielder Tommy Pham and scored on a double by Luis Urias before Caratini’s homer.
“I hung the change up to Caratini,” Minor said.
The Reds scored three in the third, two of them on a double by Albert Almora Jr. After walking Aramis Garcia, Houser retired the side in order in the fifth and sixth innings.
Counsell praised Houser’s ability to rebound after the Reds’ outburst.
“He had a tough fourth inning, but he kept it there,” Counsell said. “Then he had two great innings. I thought the sixth inning was excellent. He made some great pitches, was aggressive, wanted to finish that inning and pitched like it.”
TAKING SOME LUMPS
The Reds lost 7-3 on Saturday. On Friday night, Votto flied out to center with two outs in the ninth and the tying run on third base in a 5-4 loss.
“We had a tough series against the Brewers,” Reds manager David Bell said. ” We played them well in the past and wanted to keep the momentum going, so yes, it was a tough series. We have the off day (Monday). Sometimes it is easier to just come back the next day, but we really need it.”
Reds: Put RHP Alexis Diaz (right biceps tendinitis) on the 15-day injured list retroactive to Thursday. … LHP Nick Lodolo (back) struck out six in two innings during Saturday’s rehab at Triple-A Louisville. The Reds have been without Lodolo since late April.
The Reds recalled RHP Dauri Moreta from Triple-A Louisville and sent down OF TJ Friedl.
Brewers: RHP Corbin Burnes (4-4, 2.52) is scheduled to start against St. Louis RHP Miles Mikolas (5-4, 2.62) to open a four-game series in Milwaukee. Burnes surrendered five hits and two runs and struck out eight in over six innings in beating the Mets Wednesday. Mikolas came within one strike of a no-hitter against the Pirates last Tuesday night.
Reds: After an off day, Cincinnati opens a three-game set with the Dodgers at home on Tuesday, sending RHP Tyler Mahle (2-5, 4.46 ERA) to the mound against RHP Tony Gonsolin (8-0, 1.42). Gonsolin has already doubled his career high in wins.
ANDERSON, OLSON LEAD BRAVES OVER CUBS, AVOID 1ST 3-GAME SKID
CHICAGO (AP) Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves are going home after a successful road trip.
All they want is more of the same.
“Hopefully we’re as hot as the weather there,” a grinning Anderson said. “It’s going to be hot.”
Anderson pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Matt Olson hit a career-high three doubles and Atlanta beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0 on Sunday, salvaging the finale of their weekend series.
Travis d’Arnaud and Michael Harris II homered for the World Series champion Braves, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. Next up is a seven-game homestand against San Francisco and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Braves, who arrived in Chicago with a 14-game win streak, went 21-8 in a stretch of 29 straight games against teams that were under .500 at the time of the matchup.
“It’s easy to say you should beat these teams, but, man, you’re a hit away every night from not,” manager Brian Snitker said. “So it’s good when you can.”
Anderson (6-3) struck out six and walked two in a season-high 6 2/3 innings, closing out a 4-2 road trip for Atlanta. The right-hander improved to 3-0 with a 4.37 ERA in four June starts.
“We lost the first two here, so that was a big emphasis to try to get it done today, to kind of put a cap on what was a good trip,” Anderson said.
Ian Happ had two of Chicago’s six hits. The Cubs dropped to 3-12 in their last 15 games.
While Anderson breezed through Chicago’s lineup for much of the day, Kyle Hendricks (2-6) struggled for the Cubs. The right-hander dropped to 1-4 with a 6.81 ERA in eight career games against Atlanta.
“I have to go back and look, but a lot of the replays looked like stuff in the middle of the zone,” manager David Ross said. “Just leaking back. Trying to go in, pulling it middle. Trying to go in, pulling it middle.”
With two out and Dansby Swanson aboard in the first, Hendricks walked Olson before d’Arnaud reached Waveland Avenue with a 433-foot drive to left for a three-run homer.
Harris led off the fifth with his third homer, and consecutive doubles by Swanson, Austin Riley and Olson made it 6-0 with one out. Olson’s hit also chased Hendricks, who is winless in his last six starts.
“I know he wants to be as consistent as he possibly can and puts in the work, for sure,” Ross said. “Right now just repeating that outing to outing is just, been a little bit of a struggle.”
Olson leads the majors with 27 doubles in 67 games in his first season with the Braves.
“He had a really good series,” Snitker said.
Chicago loaded the bases in the eighth against Jesse Chavez, but A.J. Minter escaped the jam when he retired Patrick Wisdom on a flyball to right.
NOT BAD AT ALL
Adrian Sampson pitched 4 2/3 innings of one-hit ball in relief of Hendricks. He struck out five and walked none.
“He was in cruise control the entire time,” Ross said.
Cubs: OF Seiya Suzuki (left ring finger sprain) is slated to travel to Arizona on Monday to continue his rehab at the team’s spring training facility. … RHP Marcus Stroman (shoulder inflammation) threw off the mound in the Cubs’ bullpen before the game. … INF David Bote (left shoulder surgery) had two hits and three RBIs in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Iowa.
Braves: LHP Max Fried (7-2, 2.90 ERA) starts Monday night against San Francisco. RHP Logan Webb (6-2, 3.43 ERA) takes the mound for the Giants.
Cubs: RHP Caleb Kilian (0-1, 8.00 ERA) makes his third major league start Monday night in the opener of a four-game series at Pittsburgh. RHP JT Brubaker (0-7, 4.50 ERA) pitches for the Pirates.
PIVETTA GOES 7 STRONG WITH 10 KS; RED SOX HOLD OFF CARDS 6-4
BOSTON (AP) Nick Pivetta pitched seven dominant innings with 10 strikeouts, Christian Vazquez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox held off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 on Sunday to win their fifth straight series.
Trevor Story added a solo shot and Jackie Bradley Jr. had a go-ahead single for the Red Sox, who rebounded after getting blown out 11-2 on Saturday night for their 13th victory in 17 games.
St. Louis wrapped up just its second visit to Fenway Park in 14 years. The Cardinals have lost three of four.
Juan Yepez had a pinch hit three-run homer in the ninth and Tyler O’Neill had three hits for the Cardinals but had to leave the game due to left hamstring tightness after legging out a double.
Pivetta (7-5) continued his hot stretch, giving up just one run and four hits, with four walks. He’s 7-1 with a 1.77 ERA in his last nine starts.
“I was really happy with the way it finished,” said Pivetta, who struck out the side in his final inning. “I was really focused on putting a zero up on the board. It was still a 2-1 game.”
He gave up all of his walks in the first three innings.
“We had to get back to the normal Pivetta we know,” said catcher Vazquez. “When he attacks the zone with the fastball no matter who’s hitting, he doesn’t care who’s hitting. He attacks everybody.”
Pivetta said he was still pumped up afterward.
“He’s an electric kid,” Vazquez said.
Tanner Houck struck out Brendan Donovan for the final out after Yepez’s homer with a runner on second for his fourth save.
Vazquez hit his shot into the Green Monster seats, making it 6-1 in the eighth.
Cardinals’ slugger Albert Pujols, who announced he’s retiring at the end of the season, started at DH despite a right-hander pitching and went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts.
Making just his third career start, rookie right-hander Andre Pallante (2-2) pitched sharply into the sixth, allowing two runs, four hits, striking out four and walking one.
“Pallante did a nice job,” St Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “He competed extremely well, under control the whole time, a lot of ground balls. … Overall, a solid mix. We wanted to keep him right around 75 today. We got to that pitch count. A nice job.”
Bradley broke a tie with a two-out single up-the-middle in the fifth, a grounder that slipped past the dive of shortstop Tommy Edman, scoring Alex Verdugo from second.
Story hit Pallante’s fastball to the opposite field, a drive that sailed over Boston’s bullpen in the second for his 10th homer.
The Cardinals tied it in the fourth when O’Neill singled leading off, stole second and scored on Harrison Bader’s two-out single.
Cardinals LHP Genesis Cabrera had a gift he bought for himself hanging in his locker – a Celtics Jayson Tatum road jersey.
Cabrera, from the Dominican, wanted to buy one of his fellow countrymen, Al Horford, but couldn’t find one in the store, so he bought Tatum’s instead.
FATHER’S DAY GREETING
Marmol’s wife, Amber, and young daughter, Riley, were on the trip.
“They were here and, yes, I woke up to kisses,” he said.
Red Sox RHP James Norwood, acquired Saturday from the Phillies for cash, was added to the roster. RHP Kutter Crawford was sent to Triple-A Worcester.
Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty will make his second start after returning from a right-shoulder injury on Tuesday in Milwaukee with the plan to throw about 75 pitches before there’s expected to be no limit after that. “We’ll build up his pitch count this next time out,” manager Oliver Marmol said. “He was 60 last time. We’ll drive that up. . After that, he’ll be a regular big-league pitcher.”
Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (out since spring training, fracture rib cage) is expected to throw a second simulated game off the Fenway mound on Monday. . OF Verdugo was in the lineup after getting Saturday off.
Cardinals: RHP Miles Mikolas (5-4, 2.62 ERA) is set to start on Monday in the opener of a four-game series at Milwaukee. Mikolas took a no-hitter into the ninth in his last start at Pittsburgh before Cal Mitchell’s ground-rule double. RHP Corbin Burnes (4-4, 2.52) is scheduled for the Brewers.
Red Sox: RHP Josh Winckowski (1-1, 4.50) is slated to start against Tigers RHP Alex Faedo (1-3, 4.28) in the first of three at Fenway on Monday.
PADRES STAR MACHADO SPRAINS ANKLE, ROCKIES COMPLETE SWEEP
DENVER (AP) San Diego star third baseman Manny Machado sprained his left ankle while taking a tumble running out a grounder and the Colorado Rockies completed a three-game sweep, beating the Padres 8-3 Sunday.
Machado, in the midst of a stellar season, was injured in the first inning and exited the game. The Padres said X-rays were negative.
Randal Grichuk homered to cap a five-run fifth inning and the Rockies beat San Diego for the 10th straight time at Coors Field, their longest home winning streak against the Padres in team history.
Machado was injured after hitting a grounder that slowly rolled toward pitcher Antonio Senzatela. Machado sprinted down the line and stretched his left leg toward first base as the throw arrived, but his cleat appeared to slip across the top of the bag and he fell to the ground, his leg buckling beneath him.
Clearly in pain, Machado, who was out on the play a half-step, grimaced and clasped his hands around his lower left leg as team trainers came on to the field to tend to him.
Machado later sat up but was unable to put weight on the injured ankle and was helped off the field and into the clubhouse for further examination.
Machado entered Sunday’s game batting .329 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs.
Senzatela (3-3) pitched six strong innings, Elias Diaz also homered and C.J. Cron had three hits for Colorado.
Luke Voit and Austin Nola homered for the Padres.
Voit led off the the second with a home run and the Rockies evened the score in their half of the second on Diaz’s RBI single.
Colorado broke it open with a big fifth.
Garrett Hampson tripled with one out and Yonathan Daza walked, setting up RBI singles by Brendan Rodgers and Cron, finishing Blake Snell (0-4). Steven Wilson relieved and Grichuk hit a three-run drive that put the Rockies up 6-1.
Diaz, who finished with three RBIs, homered leading off the sixth and drew a bases-loaded walk in the seventh.
Nola had a two-run homer in the eighth off Robert Stephenson. TRAINER’S ROOM
Rockies: INF-OF Garrett Hampson has been reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list, returning from a four-day absence. . INF Alan Trejo was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque and RHP Tyley Kinley, who has been sidelined indefinitely by flexor tear in his right elbow, has been transferred to the 60-day injured list.
Padres: Return home to host Arizona on Monday night with San Diego RHP Yu Darvish (6-3, 3.35 ERA) scheduled to pitch the opener in a three-game series.
Rockies: After an off-day Monday, the Rockies open a three-game series at Miami with Ryan Feltner (1-2, 4.85 ERA) set to pitch Tuesday night’s opener.
GUARDIANS RALLY IN 9TH FOR 5-3 VICTORY OVER DODGERS
LOS ANGELES (AP) Andres Gimenez drove in the go-ahead run with the bases-loaded in the ninth inning, Oscar Gonzalez hit his first major league homer and scored the winning run, and the Cleveland Guardians rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday.
The surging Guardians took two of three from the Dodgers and have won 15 of their last 19. They were 7 1/2 games back of AL Central leader Minnesota on May 29 but will begin a three-game series against the Twins beginning Tuesday only one game behind.
Cleveland was missing AL RBI leader Jose Ramirez for the second straight game due to right thumb discomfort.
Shane Bieber, who grew up an hour south from Dodger Stadium in Orange County, struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings. The Guardians are unbeaten in their last 11 games when the right-hander is on the mound.
Eli Morgan (3-2) got the win and Emmanuel Clase retired the Dodgers in order in the ninth for his 15th save.
Freddie Freeman homered and Trea Turner extended his hitting streak to 12 games for the Dodgers. Andrew Heaney, making his first start in two months, went five-plus innings.
Gonzalez drew a walk from Craig Kimbrel (0-3) with one out in the ninth before Josh Naylor hit a high fly ball down the right-field line for a double. Steven Kwan was intentionally walked to load the bases before Gimenez’s hit up the middle with Los Angeles’ infield drawn in.
Ernie Clement, who had two hits, added an insurance run with a sacrifice fly to score Naylor.
Cleveland grabbed an early 1-0 lead before the Dodgers tied it in the second on an RBI double by Gavin Lux. Freeman led off the third with a solo shot to right for his seventh homer of the season.
Gonzalez evened it at 2 in the sixth when he connected on a low slider from Heaney and put it over the fence in left center. Gonzalez has hit in 18 of 22 games since making his major league debut on May 26.
The Dodgers regained a 3-2 advantage in the seventh after Eddy Alvarez came home when second baseman Gimenez threw wide of the bag at first on Turner’s infield single.
Cleveland rallied to tie it in the eighth on pinch-hitter Richie Palacios’ double down the right-field line.
Heaney, who missed two months due to left shoulder discomfort, allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in five-plus innings. His 77-pitch day ended in the sixth after Gonzalez’s home run and a walk to Naylor.
Bieber allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings. It is the seventh time in 13 starts this season that Bieber has worked into the seventh inning.
Cleveland got its run in the second inning mainly on Alvarez’s outfield inexperience.
The Dodgers right fielder had a routine fly ball hit by Oscar Mercado pop out of his glove to lead off the second for a two-base error. Two batters later, Alvarez made a bad read on Clement’s ball and it fell in front of him for a single.
Austin Hedges followed with a sacrifice fly to bring in Mercado and give Cleveland a 1-0 lead.
Alvarez was in right field after Mookie Betts was placed on the injured list due to a cracked right rib. Coming into Sunday, Alvarez had played only seven innings in the outfield at the major league level. He came up through the White Sox and Marlins organizations as an infielder before signing with the Dodgers this year.
Guardians: OF/DH Franmil Reyes (right hamstring tightness) has completed a rehab stint with Triple-A Columbus and is expected to join the team in Minnesota for the upcoming series.
Guardians: Head to Minnesota for three games beginning Tuesday.
Dodgers: Begin a nine-game road trip in Cincinnati on Tuesday with RHP Tony Gonsolin (8-0, 1.42 ERA) on the mound.
BLUE JAYS RALLY FROM 5 DOWN, END YANKEES’ 9-GAME WIN STREAK
TORONTO (AP) Lourdes Gurriel Jr. launched his fifth career grand slam, Teoscar Hernandez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to stop the Yankees’ nine-game winning streak, beating New York 10-9 Sunday.
Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka and Marwin Gonzalez each hit home runs for the Yankees, who led 8-3 in the sixth inning. New York lost for just the second time in 18 games.
“This was going to be an easy win, that’s what I thought,” Yankees right-hander Luis Severino said. “You know, it’s not over until it’s over. They made a great comeback.”
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 17th home run and George Springer also connected for the Blue Jays.
Toronto got all of its runs on homers and became the first Yankees opponent to score in double digits this season. New York leads the majors with a 49-17 record.
Yankees relievers Miguel Castro and Wandy Peralta (1-1) couldn’t protect the five-run lead.
Gurriel made it 8-7 with his two-out slam off Castro in the sixth, awakening the crowd of 44,395.
“Credit to Gurriel,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He worked an at-bat, got to two strikes, and didn’t miss his pitch. “
Hernandez brought the fans to their feet again in the seventh with his third home run in five games, making it 10-8.
“Against the Yankees, every game is going to be like that,” Hernandez said of the intense, back-and-forth matchup. “Everybody knows the team that they have, the run they’re on right now.”
Yimi Garcia (1-3) struck out three in 1 1/3 innings for the win.
Tim Mayza gave up Rizzo’s pinch-hit homer in the eighth, cutting it to 10-9, then allowed an infield hit to Gonzalez and walked pinch-hitter Jose Trevino. Closer Jordan Romano came on and got DJ LeMahieu to fly out, then struck out Aaron Judge to end the threat.
Romano wrapped it up in the ninth for his 17th save in 19 chances, getting Rizzo to ground out to strand the tying run at third base.
“We were right there and it just didn’t go our way,” Rizzo said.
Boone said he didn’t use speedy Isiah Kiner-Falefa as a pinch-runner in the ninth because the shortstop has been dealing with a sore left hamstring for the past few days.
“I wasn’t going to mess with it today,” Boone said.
Kiner-Falefa said he hopes to return to the lineup Monday at Tampa Bay.
Pitching for the first time since he was scratched from Thursday’s start against the Rays because of illness, Severino allowed five runs and three hits in five-plus innings.
“For me, it’s going to be tough because I feel like I could do more for this team,” Severino said. “I could have gone six, I could have gone seven.”
Severino walked a season-high four and struck out nine.
“He looked strong to me, his stuff looked good,” Boone said. “I thought he got a little bit better as he rolled along there.”
Donaldson spiked his bat in anger after being hit by a pitch from Blue Jays left-hander Yuseki Kikuchi in the first. After Giancarlo Stanton struck out, the inning ended when catcher Alejandro Kirk threw behind Donaldson to pick him off first base.
Guerrero gave Toronto an early lead by connecting off Severino in the bottom of the first. Torres, who had three hits and three RBIs, homered in the second.
Donaldson, who won the 2015 AL MVP with Toronto, flipped his bat and admired his shot after his two-run homer in the third. After crossing the plate, Donaldson did a celebratory dance with Joey Gallo, who had walked ahead of the two-out drive to left.
Torres hit a two-run double in the fifth and Higashioka and Gonzalez hit back-to-back homers off right-hander Max Castillo, who was making his major league debut.
Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) threw a bullpen session, not live batting practice, at New York’s spring training complex in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday. He will throw live batting practice Tuesday, Boone said.
Blue Jays: RHP prospect Nate Pearson left Sunday’s rehab outing for Triple-A Buffalo after two pitches because of a sore right shoulder.
CATCH WITH DAD
Alex Montoyo, the son of Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, tossed the ceremonial first pitch to his dad.
IN TUNE WITH POP
Blue Jays SS Bo Bichette listed Peter Gabriel’s “Sledgehammer” as his walk-up song, the same tune his father, Dante, once used as slugger for the Colorado Rockies.
IN A PINCH
Rizzo’s pinch-hit homer was the first of his career.
BRINGER OF DINGERS
Donaldson has 66 career home runs in Toronto, the most of any active player.
Toronto selected Castillo from Triple-A Buffalo and optioned RHP Casey Lawrence to Triple-A.
Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.33) starts Monday as New York heads to Florida to begin a three-game series against the Rays. LHP Shane McClanahan (7-3, 1.84) starts for Tampa Bay.
Blue Jays: RHP Jose Berrios (5-2, 4.65) starts Monday as the Blue Jays open a three-game series against the White Sox in Chicago. RHP Lance Lynn (0-0, 6.23) goes for the White Sox.
SANTANDER HOMERS, POINTS TO DAD IN THE STANDS, O’S EDGE RAYS
BALTIMORE (AP) Anthony Santander homered and pointed to his dad sitting in front of the press box as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 on Sunday.
Santander’s solo home run on Father’s Day helped Baltimore win back-to-back series against Tampa Bay for the first time since 2017.
“He has some big homers for us,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “He’s doing a great job taking what’s given. Just not expanding as much this year and understanding the strike zone a little better.”
Orioles starter Jordan Lyles was scratched Sunday morning because of a stomach virus. As a result, Hyde was forced into a bullpen game.
Austin Voth, claimed by the Orioles off waivers from the Washington Nationals on June 7, made his first start of the season and 23rd of his five-year career. He threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
“Luckily I was here early enough to have plenty of time to prepare and everything,” Voth said. “I was just like, ‘all right, let’s go.’ This has happened to me before so this is nothing new.”
The Orioles used seven pitchers and Nick Vespi (2-0) picked up the win after holding the Rays without a run over 11/3 innings. Jorge Lopez earned his 11th save by getting the last four outs.
“Today was a great team win,” Lopez said.
Corey Kluber (3-4) entered the game 5-1 with a 3.07 ERA in 12 starts against Baltimore. He gave up a homer to Santander in the first, a towering shot that traveled 380 feet.
The Orioles increased the lead to 2-0 in the third on a double by Cedric Mullins.
The Rays pulled to within a run in the fourth on a two-out double by Taylor Walls off Bryan Baker.
Kluber allowed two runs and four hits with six strikeouts and one walk over six innings.
“(Kluber) was so good again for us,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “It’s just irritating and frustrating all at the same time not being able to help him out a little bit. We swung the bats okay but we have to piece together some bigger innings than what we’re doing here as of late.”
Cash’s father, Michael Cash, attended his first game at Camden Yards to celebrate the holiday. Hyde hit grounders to his son, Colton, before the game.
“It’s a special day,” Hyde said.
Orioles: DH Trey Mancini was held out of the starting lineup with a sore right hand. Mancini was hit by a pitch on Monday against Toronto.
Rays: LHP Shane McClanahan (7-3, 1.84 ERA) will start the series opener at home on Monday night against the Yankees and RHP Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.33). McClanahan is 1-3 with a 3.70 ERA in five career starts against the Yankees.
Orioles: Hyde has not named a starter for Tuesday’s game against the Nationals, who will start RHP Erick Fedde (4-5, 4.88 ERA).
GROSSMAN LEADS TIGERS PAST RANGERS 7-3 FOR SERIES SPLIT
DETROIT (AP) Robbie Grossman homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 Sunday to split the four-game series.
The Tigers and their league-worst offense scored five or more runs in consecutive games for the first time this season. Detroit had lost six straight before winning 14-7 Saturday.
“Any time you hit, it brings a lot of energy to the ball club,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “This is the brand of exceptional baseball that everyone has expected from us for a long time.”
Hinch had to watch most of the game from the clubhouse – he was ejected by home-plate umpire Jansen Visconti in the third inning after Grossman was called out on strikes.
For the second day in a row, the Rangers hit a homer in the first – this time, it was Corey Seager – only to let Grossman homer during a three-run reply in the bottom of the inning.
“This really feels like a missed opportunity,” said Rangers manager Chris Woodward, whose team won the first two games by a combined 10-1. “We had a ton of momentum after the first two games, and we were playing against a team we feel like we should be very competitive against.
“This was a series we could have won and really made some noise.”
Dane Dunning (1-5) walked Victor Reyes to start the inning, then hit Harold Castro before Grossman slugged his second homer in 24 hours and second of the season.
“This feels really good,” said Grossman, who is hitting .213. “I made some adjustments and I’m finally doing some things to help the team win. We played two good games and got two good wins.”
Nathaniel Lowe’s RBI single made it 3-2 in the fourth, and Tigers bench coach George Lombard took out opener Drew Hutchison after Marcus Semien’s two-out single in the fifth.
Alex Lange (4-1) walked Seager before Adolis Garcia tied it with a hit.
Detroit regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth. A single, a walk and a pair of force outs at second base left the Tigers with two on and two out. Rookie Riley Greene drew a walk, loading the bases and bringing Dennis Santana out of the Rangers bullpen.
Detroit’s other hyped hitting prospect, Spencer Torkelson, dropped a two-run single into shallow center to put the Tigers up 5-3.
“That’s one of the breaks of baseball,” Woodward said. “Santana makes a great pitch down and away, Torkelson just gets a touch on it and they get two runs.”
Torkelson scored on a fielder’s choice in the eighth to make it 6-3 and Grossman added an RBI single later in the inning.
Detroit’s bullpen took over at that point, only allowing one walk in the final four innings.
Castro left the game in the sixth inning after being hit in the leg by Dunning’s pitch in the first. Hinch said he’s day-to-day.
The Tigers designated Hutchison for assignment after the game. They will activate 3B Jeimer Candelario from the injured list before Monday’s game in Boston.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Dunning is now winless in his last 20 road starts, including 19 for Texas. It is the longest streak in Rangers history.
Greene had two walks and two singles in his major league debut Saturday and followed that up with two more walks Sunday.
Rangers: Texas is off Monday before starting a two-game home series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Martin Perez (4-2, 2.10) is scheduled to face Kyle Gibson (4-2, 4.04) on Tuesday.
Tigers: Detroit opens a three-game series in Boston on Monday, with Alex Faedo (1-3, 4.28) pitching against Boston’s Josh Winckowski (1-1, 4.50).
A’S PITCHERS 3-HIT ROYALS; BROWN, MURPHY HOMER IN 4-0 WIN
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jared Koenig pitched into the sixth inning for his first career win and combined with three relievers on a three-hitter, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 on Sunday to end an eight-game home losing streak.
Seth Brown had three hits, including his first home run at the Oakland Coliseum in nearly a year. Sean Murphy also connected to help the A’s avoid a three-game sweep.
Oakland, which won for the third time in 18 games overall, still owns the worst record in baseball at 23-45.
The Royals stranded six runners in scoring position and were shut out for the ninth time this season.
Koenig (1-2) gave up two hits over 5 2/3 innings. The A’s left-hander walked four and had to pitched around traffic much of the afternoon to avoid becoming the fourth pitcher in Oakland history to lose his first three starts.
Kansas City loaded the bases against Koenig with two outs in the sixth before Domingo Acevedo struck out Michael A. Taylor to end the inning.
Acevedo retired four batters. Zach Jackson and Zam Moll set down three each to close it out.
Brown crushed a 1-2 slider from Brady Singer onto the steps beyond the left field fence. It was Brown’s team-leading ninth home run and first in Oakland since Aug. 8, 2021.
Murphy’s three-run drive off Jose Cuas in the sixth came after Brown singled and Ramon Laureano was hit by a pitch from Singer.
Singer (3-2) allowed six hits and three runs with four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings.
The Royals have not swept a series since winning three consecutive games against the Cubs at Wrigley Field from Aug. 20-22, 2021.
The A’s had a run taken away by replay in the third after Tony Kemp scored from first base on Brown’s single that Taylor bobbled in center field. Kemp slid into home plate and appeared to narrowly beat the relay throw from second baseman Whit Merrifield. Royals manager Mike Matheny challenged and the call was overturned.
Royals: RHP Zack Greinke (right flexor strain) threw 70 pitches over seven innings during his second rehab start with Triple-A Omaha. Greinke had four strikeouts and allowed three runs and six hits. … LHP Jake Brentz, out since April 29 because of a left elbow flexor strain, began a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.
Royals: LHP Kris Bubic (0-4, 8.36 ERA) faces the Angels in the opener of a three-game series in Los Angeles. Bubic lost to the Angels in June when he was tagged for six runs in four innings.
Athletics: Manager Mark Kotsay has not announced a starter for Tuesday’s game against the Mariners at the Coliseum.
TROUT HITS 5TH HR IN 5-GAME SERIES, ANGELS BEAT MARINERS
SEATTLE (AP) Mike Trout homered for the fifth time in the five-game series and Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 Sunday.
Trout hit two home runs in the series opener and one in each of the final three games. The five home runs tied the record for any player in a single series against the Mariners, along with George Bell in 1987 and Boston’s Trevor Story earlier this season.
Trout’s two-run drive in the fourth inning was his 52nd career homer against Seattle, matching Rafael Palmeiro for the most by any player off the Mariners.
The three-time AL MVP has 21 homers this season, four behind major league leader Aaron Judge of the Yankees.
Max Stassi added an RBI double for the Angels, who won four of five against Seattle.
Kenny Rosenberg was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake City by the Angels to make his first career start and third major league appearance. The left-hander held the Mariners to two hits in 4 2-3 innings.
Andrew Wantz (1-0) got the win, pitching the sixth inning with two strikeouts. Six Angels pitchers combined on a two-hitter.
Logan Gilbert (7-3) gave up two runs and four hits in six innings.
The Mariners loaded the bases in the fourth on two walks and a single by J.P. Crawford, but Cal Raleigh grounded out.
Just before Ty France stepped into the batter’s box against Jose Quijada in the fifth, the alarm system started blaring throughout the stadium. The alarm sounded for a couple minutes before it was shut off.
The Angels optioned INF Jack Mayfield to Triple-A Salt Lake before the game to make room for Rosenberg. LHP Jose Suarez was returned to Salt Lake after Saturday’s doubleheader after serving as the 27th player for the day.
Angels: RHP Noah Syndergaard (4-5, 3.53) opens a three-game series at home against Kansas City. Syndergaard has lost two straight starts despite only giving up one run in each. He has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of his 10 starts.
Mariners: LHP Marco Gonzales (3-7, 3.41) will start at Oakland as Seattle opens a six-game road trip. Gonzales’ last win came on May 23 against Oakland at home. He has lost three of four starts since.
SOTO’S HOMER HELPS NATS SLOW PHILLIES, AVOID 5-GAME SWEEP
WASHINGTON (AP) Juan Soto hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 Sunday to avoid a five-game sweep.
Washington ended an eight-game skid and snapped Philadelphia’s seven-game road winning streak.
The Phillies haven’t swept a five-game series since pummeling the Marlins in 2001 at home.
Nats starter Jackson Tetreault (1-1) earned his first major league victory in his second appearance. The 26-year-old right-hander gave up three unearned runs over seven innings, with two walks, six hits and two strikeouts.
“He threw a gem (Sunday),” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said.
Tetreault was hit on the inside of his lower left shin by a 105.7 mph comebacker by Matt Vierling in the seventh. Athletic trainer Paul Lessard and Martinez checked on Tetreault, who remained in the game after an extended delay. He finished the inning before walking to the dugout with a slight limp.
A black wrap covered his lower shin postgame. The pain did not deter his joy from his first win, which came with his father and family in the stands on Father’s Day.
“It’s awesome,” Tetreault said. “Hopefully many more to come.”
A few baseballs from the outing will go home with his parents.
Soto’s first-pitch, three-run homer in the second ran counter to his problems with runners in scoring position this season. He entered Saturday’s game with a .476 OPS with men on second or third. Only one of his previous 13 homers was hit with runners in scoring position.
“It’s like a flush,” Soto said of the homer after struggling. “You flush your mind, your body, everything. You feel amazing. Your work’s coming through.”
Maikel Franco’s sixth homer of the season put Washington up 8-3 in the fifth. Washington shortstop Luis Garcia was 3 for 4.
“We had a tough week, but we have to just stay positive, keep grinding,” Franco said.
Phillies starter Zach Eflin (2-5) continued to struggle on the road. He lasted just two innings and 38 pitches, allowing four runs on five hits. He has a 7.27 ERA on the road, compared to 1.95 at home. Eflin was on a 50-pitch limit because of a bruised knee.
“He was doing a lot of running around, covering first, backing up bases,” Philadelphia manager Rob Thomson said. “Looked to me like he was a little ginger walking around. So I was just being careful, got him out early.”
Philadelphia is unsure if Eflin will make his next start.
Cesar Hernandez doubled to score Yadiel Hernandez and boost the Nationals’ lead to 5-2 in the fourth. Nelson Cruz walked after Philadelphia intentionally walked Josh Bell to load the bases, plating another run in the fourth. Keibert Ruiz flew out to end the inning with the bases loaded.
Bryson Stott’s fourth-inning single drove in a run to cut Washington’s lead to 4-2.
Ruiz’s throwing error on a pickoff attempt to first allowed Kyle Schwarber to score from second and pull Philadelphia within 6-3.
Philadelphia optioned RHP Michael Kelly to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after the game. Washington sent RHP Cory Abbott to Triple-A Rochester postgame.
STRANGE-GORDON MOVING ON
The Nationals requested unconditional release waivers for OF Dee Strange-Gordon on Sunday. Strange-Gordon hit .304 in 59 at-bats for Washington this season but had no walks and only a .356 slugging percentage. He was designated for assignment June 14 and is now free to sign with another team.
Phillies: OF Bryce Harper (blister) was out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game. Thomson said Harper’s blister came from swinging the bat in the cage. Harper may be available Tuesday when the Phillies open a road series against Texas.
“The blister’s healed,” Harper said. “It’s an infection underneath the blister. Kind of wait that out and see how much better it can get the next couple days.”
Asked if he has tried to swing since the infection occurred, Harper said, “No, there’s no way.”
IF Johan Camargo (right knee strain) played Sunday as the designated hitter for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He could be activated Tuesday.
Phillies: Monday is a day off. RHP Kyle Gibson (4-2, 4.04 ERA) opens a two-game road series against Texas on Tuesday.
Nationals: Monday is a day off. RHP Erick Fedde (4-5, 4.88 ERA) starts a two-game road series in Baltimore on Tuesday.
SUWINSKI HITS 3RD HR IN BOTTOM 9TH, LIFTS BUCS OVER GIANTS
PITTSBURGH (AP) Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3, walk-off victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Suwinski is the first rookie to cap a three-homer game with a game-ending shot, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
He drove a slider from side-arming Tyler Rogers (0-3) to right for his second game-ending home run of the season after connecting for one June 4 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“I was just like, `No way, man. No way that’s going,'” Suwinski said. “That guy is hard to hit off of. Coming from that low under there, it’s not an easy at bat.”
Pirates manager Derek Shelton spoke with Suwinski in the bottom of the eighth, asking if he was ready to go deep a third time. Shelton said he was told, “No.”
“I was not trying to think about that,” Suwinski said. “You start trying to do too much and then you just blow it or whatever. I was just trying to not think about that and just focus on what the pitcher had.”
Suwinski is the second Pirates rookie to hit three homers in a game, joining Andrew McCutchen (Aug. 1, 2009). Josh Bell was the last player to hit three in a game for Pittsburgh on July 1, 2019.
The 23-year-old Suwinski took a sinker from starter Alex Cobb deep for a solo shot in the fourth before doing the same to Sam Long for a 3-2 lead in the sixth. He has 11 home runs in 47 games this season, tied with Bryan Reynolds for the team lead.
Thairo Estrada homered off Pittsburgh closer David Bednar leading off the top of the ninth, tying the game at 3. Bednar (3-1) was working his second inning of relief and struck out two of the final three batters to end the ninth.
Mitch Keller gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits with four strikeouts in six innings for the Pirates, extending his streak of starts with fewer than three runs allowed to four. He has surrendered eight earned runs in 28 1/3 innings (2.54 ERA) in his last six games (four starts).
“It’s definitely nice, but tomorrow you have to flush it like nothing happened,” Keller said. “You have to keep going. That’s my mentality. … Just keep a good routine and keep going.”
Cobb allowed two runs on four hits in four innings during his return from the 15-day injured list with a neck strain.
“I think he was solid after a long layoff,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “First and foremost, he came out healthy. I know he’s not going to be happy not coming out of the game with a lead, but got through exactly what our pitch count was for him.”
After an error and two walks loaded the bases for San Francisco with no outs in the first, Joc Pederson dribbled a two-run single past Hoy Park at second base.
Park went yard on a sinker from Cobb to right-center field in the third, cutting it to 2-1 with his first home run of the season before Suwinski’s first homer an inning later.
“Sometimes you just have to tip your cap,” Cobb said. “It was a bad pitch (to Suwinski). But it’s his day. Sometimes the story is about one guy. It was an impressive game by him.”
THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM
Suwinski is the eighth player since 2000 to hit three home runs in a game, including a walk-off. He joins Brendan Rodgers (June 1, 2022), Eddie Rosario (June 3, 2018), Manny Machado (Aug. 18, 2017), Khris Davis (May 17, 2016), Joey Votto (May 13, 2012), Albert Pujols (April 16, 2006) and Todd Hollandsworth (April 15, 2001).
Giants: RHP Mauricio Llovera was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.
Pirates: SS Oneil Cruz and OF Bligh Madris will be called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Shelton confirmed.
Pirates: INF Josh VanMeter and INF Yoshi Tsutsugo could each begin rehab assignments this week, general manager Ben Cherington said. VanMeter has been out since June 1 because of a fractured left ring finger. Tsutsugo has not played since May 24 with an undisclosed injury.
Giants: RHP Logan Webb (6-2, 3.43 ERA) is set to start Monday to begin a four-game series in Atlanta. Webb allowed five hits in seven shutout innings during a 4-2 win against the Kansas City Royals on June 14 in his previous start.
Pirates: RHP JT Brubaker (0-7, 4.50) will take the mound when Pittsburgh begins a four-game set against the Cubs on Monday. Brubaker’s last win came Aug. 24, 2021.
JERAR ENCARNACIÓN SLAM IN DEBUT LIFTS MARLINS OVER METS 6-2
NEW YORK (AP) Jerar Encarnacion was called up to the major leagues, and Miami Marlins teammate Sandy Alcantara made a promise to the 24-year-old.
“I told him if you get a hit or a homer, I’m going to buy something,” the pitcher recalled saying on the way back to the team hotel Friday night.
Inserted into the depleted Marlins’ starting lineup, Encarnacion made a spectacular major league debut with a go-ahead, seventh-inning grand slam for his first hit. He also threw out a runner at third base from right field and stole a base, lifting Alcantara and Miami over the New York Mets 6-2 Sunday.
Call it a suitable debut.
“Let’s go – get my clothes,” a smiling Encarnacion said he told Alcantara after game.
“Anything he wants,” the pitcher responded.
Alcantara first met Encarnacion in 2014 in San Isidro, Dominican Republic. Encarnacion signed with the Marlins the following year, started in the minors in 2016 and was their No. 16 prospect heading into the 2020 season after his grand slam off Washington’s Sterling Sharp won the Arizona Fall League championship.
Encarnacion stalled following a year of minor league ball canceled by the coronavirus pandemic and was Miami’s No. 22 prospect after a 2021 in which he hurt his right knee while hitting a metal pole when chasing a foul ball and then was hit on his left hand by a pitch.
He began 2022 at Double-A Pensacola, homered in his Triple-A debut for Jacksonville on May 17 and was brought up to the big leagues Friday after hitting 13 homers in the minors this year.
Wearing unfashionably high uniform No. 64 and with cousin Randy in the stands, the 6-foot-5, 239-pound outfielder threw out Tomas Nido trying to stretch a third-inning single into a double after a one-hop drive off the right-field wall. Encarnacion struck out and grounded out in his first two at-bats, then came to the plate with Alcantara (7-2) trailing 1-0 in the seventh.
Seth Lugo relieved Chris Bassitt (5-5) with the bases loaded. Encarnacion got some tips from hitting coach Marcus Thames and fell behind 3-1 in the count. He took a called strike and then drove a 92.6 mph fastball 371 feet to the opposite field and over the right-field wall.
“Threw a pretty good backdoor sinker, and he just went with it,” Lugo said. “Figured staying away was a safe bet.”
Encarnacion raised his right arm in triumph while rounding first.
“He kind of showed the whole package today, from the standpoint of his defense, he runs pretty good, got the power,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “I’ve always compared him, and it’s probably not even close to being fair, to Vladdy (Guerrero) Sr.”
Encarnacion became the first player since at least 1901 with a grand slam and an outfield assist in his debut. He gave the Marlins a 4-1 lead, becoming the second Miami player with a grand slam for his first big league hit after Jeremy Hermida against St. Louis pitcher Alberto Reyes on Aug. 31, 2005. The last player to achieve the feat was San Diego pitcher Daniel Camarena against Washington’s Max Scherzer last July 8.
Jon Berti tacked on an RBI single in the seventh and Jazz Chisholm Jr. a run-scoring double in the ninth.
New York, an NL-best 44-24, lost for only the second time in 12 home games. Miami stopped a three-game skid and won for just the second time in 10 games at Citi Field.
Bassitt stretched his scoreless streak to 14 innings before the seventh, when the Marlins loaded the bases on singles by Miguel Rojas and Jacob Stallings followed by Bryan De La Cruz’s one-out walk.
Alcantara, whose 1.72 ERA is second in the major leagues behind San Diego’s Joe Musgrove, allowed six hits in eight innings, struck out eight and walked one. He has pitched seven innings or more while allowing two earned runs or fewer in eight straight starts, the longest such streak since 16 in a row by Seattle’s Felix Hernandez in 2014.
Francisco Lindor put the Mets ahead with a run-scoring single in the sixth, his 52nd RBI. Luis Guillorme added an RBI single in the seventh.
Bassitt struck out a season-high nine while allowing three runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Miami got the ball back from a fan for Encarnacion, who left with it tucked into his backpack. He will give it to his mom, Carmela.
He thought back to his brother, Anderson, who died three years ago.
“He told me once I was going to make it at it the major league level,” Encarnacion said through a translator. “That always was something that helped me out.”
Tommy Hunter pitched 1 2/3 innings for the Mets after the a 35-year-old right-hander recovered from back surgery that had sidelined him since May 18 last year. The 15-year big league veteran struck out two in a perfect eighth.
Mets: C James McCann, recovering from a broken bone in his left wrist that has sidelined him since May 10, went 2 for 4 with a walk for Double-A Binghamton and is 3 for 13 in three games of his rehab stint. … Scherzer (oblique) may make a rehab start Tuesday.
LHP David Peterson (3-1, 3.60) is scheduled to start Monday’s series finale, but manager Buck Showalter said the Mets were making contingency plans in case Peterson’s wife goes into labor. Marlins LHP Trevor Rogers (3-5, 5.87) is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in four starts vs. the Mets.
AVALANCHE F BURAKOVSKY NOT TRAVELING WITH TEAM
DENVER (AP) – Colorado coach Jared Bednar said injured forward Andre Burakovsky was being evaluated Sunday morning and not flying with the team. Bednar said Burakovsky would join the Avalanche in Tampa on Monday for Game 3.
Burakovsky, who scored the overtime winner in Game 1, has been playing through pain since blocking a shot in the opener of the West final against Edmonton. He didn’t put any weight on his right leg skating off and needed help getting down the tunnel afterward.
Bednar said center Nazem Kadri, who has been out since injuring his thumb during the Oilers series, was traveling with the team but had no further details on when he might be available to play. Kadri continues skating and has ramped up his activity by adding a stick and handling the puck more.
“Not sure on Naz’s timeline yet,” Bednar said. “We’re hopeful we’re going to see him at some point. I’m not sure about Game 3 or Game 4. We’ll see.”
WORLD SWIMMING BANS TRANSGENDER ATHLETES FROM WOMEN’S EVENTS
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday.
FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events. The organization also proposed an “open competition category.”
“This is not saying that people are encouraged to transition by the age of 12. It’s what the scientists are saying, that if you transition after the start of puberty, you have an advantage, which is unfair,” James Pearce, who is the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam, told The Associated Press.
“They’re not saying everyone should transition by age 11, that’s ridiculous. You can’t transition by that age in most countries and hopefully you wouldn’t be encouraged to. Basically, what they’re saying is that it is not feasible for people who have transitioned to compete without having an advantage.”
Pearce confirmed there are currently no transgender women competing in elite levels of swimming.
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health just lowered its recommended minimum age for starting gender transition hormone treatment to 14 and some surgeries to 15 or 17.
FINA’s new 24-page policy also proposed a new “open competition” category. The organization said it was setting up “a new working group that will spend the next six months looking at the most effective ways to set up this new category.”
Pearce told the AP that the open competition would most likely mean more events, but those details still need to be worked out.
“No one quite knows how this is going to work. And we need to include a lot of different people, including transgender athletes, to work out how it would work,” he said. “So there are no details of how that would work. The open category is something that will start being discussed tomorrow.”
The members voted 71.5% in favor at the organization’s extraordinary general congress after hearing presentations from three specialist groups – an athlete group, a science and medicine group and a legal and human rights group – that had been working together to form the policy following recommendations given by the International Olympic Committee last November.
The IOC urged shifting the focus from individual testosterone levels and calling for evidence to prove when a performance advantage existed.
FINA’s “deeply discriminatory, harmful, unscientific” new policy is “not in line with (the IOC’s) framework on fairness, inclusion and non-discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sex variations,” Anne Lieberman of Athlete Ally, a nonprofit that advocates for LGBTQ athletes, said in a statement.
“The eligibility criteria for the women’s category as it is laid out in the policy (will) police the bodies of all women, and will not be enforceable without seriously violating the privacy and human rights of any athlete looking to compete in the women’s category,” Lieberman said.
FINA said it recognizes “that some individuals and groups may be uncomfortable with the use of medical and scientific terminology related to sex and sex-linked traits (but) some use of sensitive terminology is needed to be precise about the sex characteristics that justify separate competition categories.”
In March, Lia Thomas made history in the United States as the first transgender woman to win an NCAA swimming championship, the 500-yard freestyle.
Thomas said last month on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she was aiming to become an Olympic swimmer. She also disputed those who say she has an unfair biological edge that ruins the integrity of women’s athletics, saying “trans women are not a threat to women’s sports.”
The University of Pennsylvania didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from Thomas.
Dr. Alireza Hamidian Jahromi, co-director of the Gender Affirmation Surgery Center at Temple University Hospitals in Philadelphia, said 12 is an arbitrary age.
“Where did that 12 come from?” he said. “Is that a specific age that everybody is supposed to have passed through puberty, because it may not be the case.”
Age of puberty varies for different people, he said.
Hamidian Jahromi said the transition involves three stages: social, medical involving hormones and surgical. “Which of these three do they mean? Should the patient have undergone surgery by that time, which is almost impossible,” he said.
Other sports have also been examining their rules around transgender athletes.
On Thursday, cycling’s governing body updated its eligibility rules for transgender athletes with stricter limits that will force riders to wait longer before they can compete.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) increased the transition period on low testosterone to two years, and lowered the maximum accepted level of testosterone. The previous transition period was 12 months but the UCI said recent scientific studies show that “the awaited adaptations in muscle mass and muscle strength/power” among athletes who have made a transition from male to female takes at least two years.
BIRD’S LATE 3 SEALS STORM WIN IN HER NEW YORK FINALE
NEW YORK (AP) Sue Bird admitted that it felt like a fairy tale.
It was only fitting that her final regular-season game in her hometown of New York ended with her hitting the last shot. The league’s all-time assist leader made a 3-pointer to seal the game and give the Seattle Storm a 81-72 win over the New York Liberty on Sunday.
“This has been amazing,” said Bird, who finished with 11 points. “In some ways, I was kind of bummed my last game in New York was so early in the season. It was one of the first places that I was going to play for the last time.”
Bird, the league’s all-time assists leader, announced Thursday that she would retire at the end of the 2022 season. She grew up in Long Island, about an hour from Barclays Center.
While the shot clock ran down with 18.9 seconds left. Bird got the ball on the wing and held her follow-through much to the admiration of the crowd, who gave her a standing ovation as she came out of the game right after.
“It was bouncing around and I knew it needed it,” Bird joked about holding her hand up.
The Liberty honored her pregame with a four-minute video tribute, and one-time teammates Sami Whitcomb and Natasha Howard gave Bird a jacket and jersey that featured every New York team stitched into them.
New York players wore shirts that said: “Thank You Sue. Love, New York” while they warmed up an hour before the game.
“That was special for New York to do that,” Bird said. “I couldn’t have written this any better. It’s been a really fun day.”
Bird needed about 100 tickets for family and friends who wanted to take in her last game in New York. The crowd – one of the biggest of the season – included her mom, Nancy.
The 41-year-old Bird received a standing ovation from the crowd when she was introduced. She had a relatively quiet first half with two points, three assists and two rebounds as Seattle led 39-37 at the break.
The game was tight throughout, and Seattle (10-6) led 75-72 in the final minute before Williams hit a 3-pointer with 53.3 seconds left from the wing after a scramble for the ball. Then 35 seconds later Bird hit her final shot.
Gabby Williams scored a season-high 23 points to lead the Storm.
Marine Johannes scored a career-high 23 points to lead New York (6-10). Sabrina Ionescu added 12 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Liberty.
RETURN OF DIDI
DiDi Richards played in her second game of the season, returning from a right hamstring injury. She checked in midway through the first quarter. Richards finished the game playing 13 minutes and scored one point and four rebounds.
“It’s nice seeing DiDi back out there,” Ionescu said. “She’s had a long road of rehabbing, so she’s going to continue to get better and help us.”
LENNIE ROSENBLUTH, STAR OF UNC’S ’57 TITLE TEAM, DIES AT 89
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Lennie Rosenbluth, who led North Carolina to its first basketball NCAA title in 1957 with a victory over Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in the championship game, died Saturday. He was 89.
The school announced Rosenbluth’s death but did not provide a cause. Rosenbluth and his wife, Dianne, moved to the Chapel Hill area just over a decade ago, and he had been a regular at UNC home games since.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Rosenbluth joined coach Frank McGuire and the Tar Heels in 1955 and was an all-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree in each of his three seasons. His No. 10 is one of only eight jerseys retired by UNC, along with Phil Ford, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, Tyler Hansbrough, Jack Cobb, George Glamack and James Worthy.
He averaged 28.0 points per game in 1957 — still the school record — and beat out Chamberlain for the Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year award.
That ’57 Tar Heels team went 32-0, capping its run with a triple-overtime victory over Chamberlain’s Jayhawks. Rosenbluth scored 20 points in the championship game but fouled out late in regulation.
An inspiration to the Jewish community, he’s been enshrined into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Israel and the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Rosenbluth graduated in 1957, played briefly in the NBA then became a high school teacher and basketball coach.
CAPPS RACES TO 6TH BRISTOL WIN TO TIE SCHUMACHER’S RECORD
BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ron Capps tied Tony Schumacher for the most NHRA wins at Bristol Dragway history, racing to his sixth Funny Car victory at the track Sunday in the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals.
Capps powered to the quickest run during every round of eliminations, beating Tim Wilkerson with a pass of 3.984 seconds at 324.36 mph for the first victory in a new Toyota GR Supra. The defending season champion won for the second time this season.
“It’s an amazing thing and I’m living the dream,” Capps said. “Today felt different because we worked really hard at this one, and we knew that win for Toyota was out there. Everyone wanted to get that first one in the Supra and I’m blessed we got to do it.”
Justin Ashley won in Top Fuel, Aaron Stanfield in Pro Stock and Jerry Savoie in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the ninth of 22 races in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season.
Ashley raced to his second victory of the season, topping Shawn Langdon with a 3.813 at 325.30.
Stanfield topped points leader Erica Enders with a 8.801 at 103.98 in a Chevrolet Camaro. Savoie won on a Suzuki, taking out Angelle Sampey in the final when she left the starting line too soon.
REVOLUTION DEFEAT MINNESOTA UNITED 2-1 ON BOU’S WINNER
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Gustavo Bou scored a crucial goal in the New England Revolution’s 2-1 victory against Minnesota United on Sunday.
Bou scored the game-winning goal in the 69th minute to put the Revolution (6-5-5) up 2-1.
The Revolution also got one goal from Dylan Borrero.
Emanuel Reynoso scored for United (5-7-3).
United outshot the Revolution 12-9, with seven shots on goal to three for the Revolution.
Djordje Petrovic saved six of the seven shots he faced for the Revolution. Dayne St. Clair saved one of the three shots he faced for United.
Up next for the Revolution is a matchup Sunday against the Vancouver Whitecaps on the road, while United visits Inter Miami on Saturday.
MAGNO SCORES TYING GOAL FOR NYCFC IN 1-1 TIE WITH RAPIDS
NEW YORK (AP) — Talles Magno scored the equalizer for New York City FC in a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Sunday.
Magno’s tying goal came in the 72nd minute for NYCFC (8-3-3). Maxi Moralez had an assist on the goal.
Michael Barrios scored the lone goal for the Rapids (5-6-4).
NYCFC outshot the Rapids 15-5, with four shots on goal to one for the Rapids.
William Yarbrough had three saves for the Rapids.
NYCFC plays on the road on Sunday against the Philadelphia Union, while the Rapids will visit the Portland Timbers on Saturday.
ARAUJO SCORES AS ATLANTA UNITED DEFEAT MIAMI 2-0
ATLANTA (AP) — Rocco Rios Novo — a 20-year old who started and made his first MLS appearance — stopped the three shots he faced while Luiz Araujo scored as Atlanta United earned a 2-0 win Sunday over Inter Miami.
United (5-5-4) never trailed after Araujo made it a 1-0 game in the fourth minute. Josef Martinez got an assist on the goal.
United also got one goal from Martinez.
United outshot Miami (5-7-3) 18-11, with eight shots on goal to four for Miami.
Drake Callender saved six of the eight shots he faced for Miami.
Both teams are in action again on Saturday. United visits Toronto and Miami hosts Minnesota United.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES
IRISH FALL 6-2 TO OKLAHOMA AT CWS
OMAHA, Neb. – The University of Notre Dame baseball team had a quiet night at the plate on Sunday, dropping a 6-2 decision to Oklahoma in the winner’s game of Bracket 1 at the College World Series. Senior first baseman Carter Putz tied his career high in hits with a 4-for-4 performance, but unfortunately the rest of the Irish lineup added just three hits.
The Fighting Irish scored its two runs via a 375-foot David LaManna home run in the top of the sixth, marking his third on the year.
On the flipside, Oklahoma scored twice in the third, three runs in the fifth, then tacked on an insurance run in the seventh to advance.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Notre Dame starting pitcher Austin Temple struggled to find the strike zone early and was pulled after 1.1 innings and 31 pitches. Enter Aidan Tyrell, who was brought in with runners on first and second and one out and got out of the jam on just four pitches.
Fast forward to the bottom of the third and a series of unfortunate Irish events got the Sooners on the scoreboard. OU’s Peyton Graham singled off the pitcher then eventually stole second. Later with one out, cleanup hitter Tanner Tredaway singled to center field on a 2-2 count. A passed ball against the next hitter advanced Tredaway to second, then Wallace Clark struck a single to center scoring the runner for the 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth the Irish outfield displayed its throwing strength with two great putouts. The first came from Cole after his diving catch attempt came up just short in left field, but rebounded with a timely relay to third for the out. Next up was Coetzee in right field who also gunned out a runner at third for the final out of the inning.
The Sooners tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the fifth to extend their lead to 5-0. Oklahoma recorded back-to-back singles and then scored both those runners when a throw to first went wide right after a bunt attempt. OU’s Clark then notched the RBI single next with a hit to left center.
It was the third time through the Notre Dame lineup in the top of the sixth in which the Irish finally got to Oklahoma starter Cade Horton. It started with a Putz single, followed by the LaManna homerun to the left field bullpen, cutting the deficit to 5-2.
Ultimately, Horton had a strong outing for the Sooners with a statline of 6.0 innings pitched, five hits, two earned runs and 11 strikeouts on 100 pitches.
Both bullpens did their jobs in the final three innings, as both offenses were held scoreless and the Sooners won by a final score of 6-2. The Irish did have runners on first and second with no outs in the top of the ninth, but the Sooners shut down the rally with a double play on the next at-bat.
Notre Dame will now face Texas A&M in an elimination game on Tuesday, June 21, at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN. The winner of that game will advance to take on Oklahoma on Wednesday at 2 p.m. on ESPN as well.
SWAGGERTY’S GO-AHEAD DINGER DEFLATES STRIPERS COMEBACK EFFORT, 5-3
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – With the ballgame tied 3-3 in the eighth, Travis Swaggerty lifted a two-run home run to reclaim the lead en route to a series finale victory for the Indianapolis Indians over the Gwinnett Stripers on Sunday afternoon, 5-3.
After Gwinnett (33-33) scratched across two runs in the third inning and one in the seventh to tie the game and erase a 3-0 deficit, the Indians (32-32) were quick to respond in their next at-bat. Jason Delay roped a leadoff ground-rule double before Swaggerty blasted the 1-0 pitch by Brad Brach (L, 3-1) into the Indianapolis bullpen to take a 5-3 lead.
The Indians jumped out to an early lead when Rodolfo Castro sent the payoff pitch well over the left field wall to give the Indians a 3-0 advantage in the first inning. Starting pitcher Kyle Muller went on to retire the next 19 Indians batters.
Miguel Yajure (W, 1-1) tossed 3.2 relief innings with one walk and three punchouts. He escaped a fifth inning jam after Drew Waters tripled with one out, and his only blemish came on a Preston Tucker RBI single in the seventh that tied the game. He recorded two outs in the eighth before Aaron Fletcher (S, 1) came into the game for the last four outs to earn the save.
Mike Burrows got the start for for the Indians in his Triple-A debut. In 3.0 innings, he allowed two runs on four hits with four strikeouts. Burrows is currently rated by MLB Pipeline as the Pirates No. 11 prospect.
The Indians will return to Victory Field on Tuesday night for a six-game series against Memphis. The series gets underway at 7:05 PM ET. Both teams have yet to name starting pitchers.
GAME RECAP: FEVER EDGE SKY IN COMMISSIONER’S CUP MATCHUP
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to win 89-87 against the defending champion Chicago Sky at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Sunday. Indiana improved to 5-13 this season, while Chicago fell to 10-5.
Fever rookie forward NaLyssa Smith led the team in scoring and rebounding with a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds. She now has four career double-doubles and 11 games with double-digit points scored.
The Fever had the highest-scoring and most efficient first quarter of the season, opening the game with a season-high 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting. The Sky would respond in the second quarter, going on a 25-9 run while holding the Fever to 4-of-13 shooting to take a 50-37 lead into the locker room. Sky guard Kahleah Copper scored 16 points and went 3-of-3 from the three-point line in the first half. She would end the game leading all scorers with a season-high 28 points.
The Fever came out aggressive on offense in the third quarter, opening the second half on an 18-6 run, including eight points from Kelsey Mitchell after only scoring two in the first half. Mitchell finished with 13 points and tied her career-high nine assists. Rookie guard Lexie Hull scored five of her career-high 10 points in the third quarter as Indiana went on to score 35 in the quarter — the most in a third quarter this season — and take a 72-70 lead into the final frame.
Indiana led the majority of the fourth quarter until Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot scored a lay-up with 1:54 left to tie the game at 84. Off a missed free throw by Vandersloot, the Sky hit a three-pointer to take their first lead of the quarter. As time was ticking away, Smith hit a tough jumper, drawing a foul and converting the and-one opportunity to take an 88-87 lead with 39 seconds left in the game before ultimately securing the victory.
Indiana outscored Chicago 33-21 in bench points, led by Hull and forward Emma Cannon’s season-high 11 points. With this win, the Fever have now defeated the Sky 37 times in the regular season, the most regular season losses for Chicago against any other franchise. Sunday was also Indiana’s best shooting game making a season-high 35 field goals.
Vandersloot finished with 13 points and seven assists for the Sky, while forward Emma Meesseman ended with 12 points and eight rebounds.
The Fever will head to take on the Dallas Wings at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas.
Thursday’s game will be streamed on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
BALL STATE PLACES NINE ON PHIL STEELE’S PRESEASON ALL-MAC TEAMS
MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State had strong representation in Phil Steele College Football Preview’s 2021 preseason All-Mid-American Conference teams as nine players earned a spot.
Wide receiver Jayshon Jackson and offensive lineman Corey Stewart earned a spot on the second team, while the third team had the biggest contingent of Cardinals.
Linebacker Clayton Coll, safety Malcolm Lee, long snapper Dylan Seiler, running back Carson Steele and cornerback Amechi Uzodinma II were placed on the third team.
Rounding out the list, linebacker Brandon Martin and wideout Yo’Heinz Tyler were tabbed to the fourth team.
In addition, Athlon Sports published its annual preseason magazine and featured a multitude of Ball State players.
Martin and Uzodinma were chosen for the second team, while offensive lineman Ethan Crowe, defensive lineman Tavion Woodard, Coll, Jackson and Steele picked up nods on the third team.
Offensive lineman Jaylen Turner and Tyler were selected to the fourth team.
The Cardinals return 36 letterwinners from a team that reached a bowl game for the second consecutive season last campaign.
The 2022 football season begins Thursday, Sept. 1 when Ball travels to Tennessee for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff on SEC Network. Scheumann Stadium opens its gates for the home opener Sept. 10 for the MAC opener vs. Western Michigan.
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 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 ‘worldwide election’ to settle the question of who is better, New York’s Mickey Mantle or San Francisco’s Willie Mays. Inspired by Bill Hoebler, a young baseball fan from Pittsburgh, the Sport magazine’s poll puts the Yankee center fielder ahead of the Giants’ Say Hey Kid by more than 500 votes, after tallying the seventeen pounds of postcards from all 50 states and several countries.
1961 On the day he is released, Pittsburgh 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, 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.
1968 In a pitching duel between future Hall of Famers, Bob Gibson beats Ferguson Jenkins and the Cubs, 1-0, thanks to Curt Flood’s third-inning single plating Lou Brock, who tripled to right field with two outs. The two-hour and five-minute Busch Stadium contest results in the fourth straight loss for Chicago without scoring a run, including three by 1-0 scores.
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 -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 for the Giants and Cubs, will become a mainstay in the broadcast booth until he succumbs to a brain tumor in 2008.
1986 Bo Jackson, the collegiate football standout who will eventually spend four seasons with the Oakland Raiders, signs with the Kansas City Royals, the defending World Champions, to play baseball. The Auburn running back had been selected 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 his choice to 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 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 Detroit’s string of 25 consecutive games with a home run ends when they drop a 7-1 decision to the Indians at Tiger Stadium. The span tied the major league record set by the 1941 New York Yankee squad, powered by Bronx Bombers Charlie Keller, Tommy Henrich, and Joe DiMaggio.
1995 At Jacobs Field, the Indians reach the million mark in attendance on the earliest date in franchise history when 40,516 fans watch their pennant-bound team rout the Red Sox, 9-2, behind the solid performance of starter Chad Ogea. The 100-44 club will finish second in attendance in the American League, trailing only the Orioles, who draw over three million patrons at Camden Yards in the strike-shortened season.
1996 The Devil Rays get their first win in the organization’s history 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, respectively the 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. However, 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 accomplishment, 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 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 on 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 against the Diamondbacks 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.
1903 WORLD SERIES: Boston Americans (5) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (3)
In an effort to end a bitter two year rivalry and promote unity in baseball, the veteran National League and newly established American League decided to bury the hatchet and come together for a new kind of season finale.
Nine years earlier, the two top teams in the National League competed in an experimental post-season championship in which Boston beat Pittsburgh five games to three. In 1903, both teams (now in separate leagues) found themselves competing against one another in the first official “World Series”. Echoing the 1894 proposal of owner William C. Temple, Pittsburgh’s Barney Dreyfuss and Boston’s Henry Killilea agreed that their ballclubs, who were both pennant winners, should meet in a best-of-nine playoff series for the “World Championship.”
The spectacle would represent the first step towards a mutual reconciliation for years of open hostilities and blatant player raids. The Pirates, who had just won their third consecutive pennant, were the perfect representatives for the veteran Nationals. Their rivals, the Americans, had won their flag by 14½ games and represented the fledgling Americans who were still trying to establish themselves as a worthy competitor.
Game 1 of the series proved to be a complete success as fans were treated to the best baseball that both leagues had to offer. The Pirates played exceptionally well on both sides of the ball as Deacon Phillippe pitched a six hitter and right fielder Jimmy Sebring hit the first home run in World Series history. He alone drove in four runs for a 7-3 victory. Game 2 did not disappoint either as Boston mirrored Pittsburgh’s previous performance. They evened the series when Bill Dinneen threw a three-hitter and Patsy Dougherty walloped two homers in a 3-0 triumph.
Pittsburgh’s pitching staff, ravaged by illness and injuries, forced the Pirates to start Phillippe again in Game 3 after only one day of rest. The veteran workhorse, a twenty-five game winner during the regular season, rose to the challenge allowing only four hits in a 4-2 win. Three days later, Pittsburgh went to their dependable ace for a third time and backed him up with reinforcements who came out swinging. Third basemen, Tommy Leach, knocked in three runs while Honus Wagner and Ginger Beaumont each collected three hits. Boston was unable to answer and Pittsburgh led the series three games to one.
Boston was down, but far from out. Cy Young, a veteran, twenty-eight game winner was called upon to cool off the Pirates in Game 5 and that’s exactly what he did. Pittsburgh never knew what hit them. Young yielded only six hits and drove in three runs in an 11-2 runaway. The following day, Game 2 winner Bill Dinneen maintained Boston’s momentum with a 6-3 victory in a contest that featured four hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases by the losing Pirates. The series was now tied at three games each.
Deacon Phillippe, who was undefeated in the series, took the mound for the Pirates in Game 7. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, all good things must come to an end. The Americans’ playing manager Jimmy Collins and Chick Stahl knocked him for first inning triples and Boston bolted to an early 2-0 lead en route to a 7-3 triumph. For the first time, the Americans had seized the Series lead. Ahead four games to three, Boston would attempt to nail down the championship on its own Huntington Avenue Grounds.
Game 8 looked to be a pitchers duel as Dinneen and Phillippe went head to head to a scoreless tie through the first three innings. Boston managed to get on the board twice in the fourth and again in the sixth. Phillippe battled on and would end up pitching his fifth complete game in the Series, which lasted thirteen days, but Dinneen bested him in the climactic finale, tossing his second shutout of the Series and notching his third victory.
The 3-0 decision was the Americans fourth straight triumph and made the upstart Boston team champions of the First American League vs. National League World Series. With great pitching dominating the play, hitters obviously had a rough time at the plate. Boston batted .252 while Pittsburgh, despite the presence of National League batting champion Honus Wagner, hit .237.
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 20
1896 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats defending champion Juliette Atkinson 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
1910 US Open Men’s Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alex Smith of Scotland wins an 18-hole playoff over younger brother Macdonald Smith and John McDermott to win his 2nd Open title
1912 NY Giants lead Bost Braves 14-2 into 9th, Giants win 21-12
1913 3 of 1st 4 Yankees hit-by-pitch en route to a record 6 hit batsman
1914 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
1919 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein 6-1, 6-2 for her 4th US singles title
1920 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
1930 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Bobby Jones wins his 3rd Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Leo Diegel and Macdonald Smith on his way to the single-season Grand Slam
1936 Jesse Owens of US sets 100 meter record at 10.2
1940 Joe Louis TKOs Arturo Godoy in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1949 Tennis star Gussie Moran shocks Wimbledon by wearing a short dress “to look good and “move more freely on the court”
1950 Joe DiMaggio’s 2,000th hit, Yanks beat Indians 8-2
1953 LPGA Western Golf Open Women’s Golf, Capital City Club: Louise Suggs defeats Patty Berg, 6 & 5 in the final
1956 At Detroit’s Briggs Stadium, Mickey Mantle hits 2 Billy Hoeft pitches into right center field bleachers (no else hits 1 there)
1960 Floyd Patterson KOs Ingemar Johansson in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1966 US Open Men’s Golf, Olympic CC: Billy Casper erases a 7-stroke deficit on the final 9 holes to tie Arnold Palmer; wins Monday 18-hole playoff by 4 strokes
1967 Phillies Larry Jackson beats NY Mets for 18th straight time
1968 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
1970 Oriole’s Brooks Robinson get his 2,000 career hit, a 3 run HR
1973 Chicago’s Cy Acosta is 1st AL pitcher to bat since DH rule (strikeout)
1973 SF Giants Bobby Bonds sets NL record with 22 lead off HRs
1976 US Open Men’s Golf, Atlanta AC: Tour rookie Jerry Pate wins his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Al Geiberger and Tom Weiskopf
1976 UEFA European Championship Final, Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Czechoslovakia upsets West Germany, 5-3 on penalties following 2-2 draw a.e.t
1978 1st 6 teams of Women’s Pro Basketball League (WBL) granted-Iowa, NJ, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minnesota & Dayton
1980 California Angels Freddie Patek, hits 3 HRs & double to beat Red Sox 20-2
1980 Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán takes WBC welterweight title from Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal by unanimous points decision
1982 US Open Men’s Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tom Watson wins his only US Open by 2 strokes from Jack Nicklaus
1982 Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz)
1983 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC: Larry Nelson wins by 1 shot from Tom Watson in a storm affected Monday finish
1983 New York Yankees 5-time MLB All Star outfielder Bobby Murcer retires
1984 Oakland A’s Dave Kingman hits his 3rd grand slam & 14th lifetime
1986 Jim Fregosi replaces Tony La Russa as White Sox manager
1988 US Open Men’s Golf, The Country Club: Curtis Strange wins a Monday 18-hole playoff by 4 strokes from Englishman Nick Faldo
1988 NYC WABC-AM becomes flagship radio station of NJ Devils
1992 Kelly Saunders is 2nd female baseball PA announcer (Baltimore Orioles)
1992 Dino Ciccarelli is traded by the Washington Capitals to the Detroit Red Wings
1993 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls become first team since legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win 3 consecutive titles, with a 99–98 victory in Game 6 over Phoenix Suns; MVP: Michael Jordan for third straight year
1993 US Open Men’s Golf, Baltusrol GC: Lee Janzen plays sub-70 golf all 4 rounds to tie tournament scoring record and win the first of his 2 Open titles, 2 strokes ahead of Payne Stewart
1994 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC: Ernie Els of South Africa wins on the second sudden-death hole to defeat Loren Roberts, after Colin Montgomerie was eliminated in an 18-hole playoff
2004 US Open Men’s Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Retief Goosen of South Africa wins his second Open title, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up and reigning Masters champion Phil Mickelson
2006 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 95-92 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dwyane Wade
2010 US Open Men’s Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Irishman Graeme McDowell wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Grégory Havret of France
2013 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 95-88 in Game 7 for back-to-back titles; MVP: LeBron James for second straight year
2017 Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence
2018 FIFA World Cup: Portugal superstar Cristiano Renaldo heads a goal against Morocco to become the all-time leading European goalscorer (85) in international competition
2019 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Zion Williamson first pick by New Orleans Pelicans
2020 152nd Belmont Stakes: Tiz the Law with Manuel Franco aboard becomes first New York-bred winner of the event since 1882
2021 US Open Men’s Golf, Torrey Pines GC: Jon Rahm beats Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa by 1 stroke to become first Spaniard to win the event
|COLLEGE BASEBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Auburn vs Stanford||2:00pm||ESPN|
|Ole Miss vs Arkansas||7:00pm||ESPN2|
|Miami at NY Mets||1:10pm||MLBN|
|Chi. Cubs at Pittsburgh||7:05pm||MARQ|
|Detroit at Boston||7:10pm||NESN|
|NY Yankees at Tampa Bay||7:10pm||YES|
|San Francisco at Atlanta||7:20pm||NBCS-BAY|
|St. Louis at Milwaukee||8:10pm||FS1|
|Toronto at Chi. White Sox||8:10pm||Sportsnet|
|Kansas City at LA Angels||9:38pm||Bally Sports|
|Arizona at San Diego||9:40pm||Bally Sports|
|NHL PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|Stanley Cup Finals Game 3: Colorado at Tampa Bay||8:00pm||ABC|
|Argentina Primera División: Godoy Cruz vs Defensa y Justicia||3:30pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: São Paulo vs Palmeiras||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Gimnasia La Plata vs Racing Club||6:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Independiente vs Estudiantes||8:30pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Newell’s Old Boys vs Argentinos Juniors||8:30pm||Paramount+|
|NY YANKEES||49||17||.742||–||29 – 7||20 – 10||24 – 11||17 – 5||5 – 1||9 – 1||L 1|
|TORONTO||38||28||.576||11||21 – 14||17 – 14||12 – 14||9 – 7||14 – 5||5 – 5||W 1|
|TAMPA BAY||36||30||.545||13||21 – 13||15 – 17||11 – 11||6 – 9||12 – 9||3 – 7||L 1|
|BOSTON||36||31||.537||13.5||17 – 16||19 – 15||7 – 14||6 – 7||19 – 7||6 – 4||W 1|
|BALTIMORE||30||38||.441||20||17 – 16||13 – 22||15 – 19||7 – 10||4 – 6||6 – 4||W 1|
|MINNESOTA||38||30||.559||–||20 – 14||18 – 16||11 – 9||17 – 10||9 – 7||5 – 5||L 1|
|CLEVELAND||34||28||.548||1||16 – 10||18 – 18||5 – 5||12 – 8||9 – 8||8 – 2||W 1|
|CHI WHITE SOX||31||33||.484||5||13 – 17||18 – 16||11 – 11||10 – 12||6 – 7||5 – 5||L 1|
|DETROIT||26||40||.394||11||18 – 22||8 – 18||7 – 11||11 – 14||3 – 10||3 – 7||W 2|
|KANSAS CITY||23||42||.354||13.5||12 – 21||11 – 21||4 – 9||11 – 17||4 – 8||5 – 5||L 1|
|HOUSTON||41||25||.621||–||18 – 11||23 – 14||3 – 6||13 – 3||21 – 12||5 – 5||W 1|
|LA ANGELS||33||36||.478||9.5||17 – 18||16 – 18||6 – 14||6 – 2||16 – 12||5 – 5||W 3|
|TEXAS||31||35||.470||10||14 – 18||17 – 17||5 – 8||7 – 6||15 – 18||5 – 5||L 2|
|SEATTLE||29||39||.426||13||15 – 18||14 – 21||6 – 14||7 – 6||12 – 14||3 – 7||L 3|
|OAKLAND||23||45||.338||19||8 – 25||15 – 20||8 – 12||7 – 14||6 – 14||3 – 7||W 1|
|NY METS||44||24||.647||–||23 – 10||21 – 14||21 – 8||7 – 3||13 – 10||6 – 4||L 1|
|ATLANTA||38||29||.567||5.5||20 – 14||18 – 15||13 – 10||12 – 8||9 – 8||8 – 2||W 1|
|PHILADELPHIA||36||32||.529||8||19 – 17||17 – 15||12 – 16||4 – 2||13 – 10||7 – 3||L 1|
|MIAMI||29||35||.453||13||15 – 14||14 – 21||17 – 11||2 – 4||6 – 14||5 – 5||W 1|
|WASHINGTON||24||46||.343||21||12 – 26||12 – 20||6 – 24||7 – 7||9 – 11||2 – 8||W 1|
|MILWAUKEE||38||30||.559||–||15 – 12||23 – 18||11 – 13||22 – 11||3 – 5||5 – 5||W 3|
|ST. LOUIS||38||30||.559||–||21 – 13||17 – 17||4 – 6||19 – 10||9 – 5||6 – 4||L 1|
|PITTSBURGH||26||39||.400||10.5||14 – 19||12 – 20||3 – 5||10 – 22||12 – 9||2 – 8||W 1|
|CHI CUBS||25||41||.379||12||13 – 25||12 – 16||3 – 3||13 – 15||7 – 14||2 – 8||L 1|
|CINCINNATI||23||43||.348||14||12 – 20||11 – 23||3 – 5||10 – 16||6 – 17||3 – 7||L 4|
|LA DODGERS||40||25||.615||–||20 – 12||20 – 13||9 – 8||8 – 5||14 – 8||5 – 5||L 1|
|SAN DIEGO||41||27||.603||0.5||17 – 13||24 – 14||11 – 6||19 – 10||10 – 10||5 – 5||L 3|
|SAN FRANCISCO||37||28||.569||3||19 – 14||18 – 14||13 – 10||7 – 7||11 – 9||7 – 3||L 1|
|ARIZONA||32||36||.471||9.5||17 – 19||15 – 17||12 – 10||10 – 11||5 – 13||5 – 5||W 1|
|COLORADO||30||37||.448||11||19 – 19||11 – 18||8 – 16||6 – 4||11 – 11||5 – 5||W 3|
X – CLINCHED DIVISION, Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT