INDY 500 FINAL RESULTS

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COCA COLA 600 RESULTS:

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INDIANA BASEBALL SECTIONAL BRACKETS

4A:

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3A:

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2A:

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1A:

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INDIANA SOFTBALL REGIONAL BRACKETS

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3A:

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2A:

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1A:

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INDIANA GIRLS TRACK STATE PERFORMANCE LIST:

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INDIANA BOYS TRACK STATE PERFORMANCE LIST:

COMES OUT MONDAY

INDIANA GIRLS STATE TENNIS FINALS BRACKET:

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INDIANA BOYS GOLF SECTIONAL SITES:

1. VALPARAISO (10) | FOREST PARK GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9 AM CT 
BOONE GROVE, CHESTERTON, GARY WEST SIDE, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL, HAMMOND MORTON, HOBART, MORGAN TOWNSHIP, PORTAGE, VALPARAISO, WHEELER

2. LAKE CENTRAL (12) | PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8 AM CT 
ANDREAN, CALUMET, CROWN POINT, GRIFFITH, HANOVER CENTRAL, HIGHLAND, ILLIANA CHRISTIAN, LAKE CENTRAL, LOWELL, MERRILLVILLE, MUNSTER, WHITING

3. LAPORTE (11) | BEECHWOOD GOLF COURSE | FRI, 8 AM CT 
KNOX, LACROSSE, LAPORTE, MARQUETTE CATHOLIC, MICHIGAN CITY, NEW PRAIRIE, NORTH JUDSON-SAN PIERRE, OREGON-DAVIS, RIVER FOREST, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS), WESTVILLE

4. LOGANSPORT (13) | DYKEMAN PARK GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9:30 AM ET 
CASTON, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (DEMOTTE), KANKAKEE VALLEY, LOGANSPORT, NORTH NEWTON, PIONEER, RENSSELAER CENTRAL, ROCHESTER COMMUNITY, SOUTH NEWTON, TRI-COUNTY, TWIN LAKES, WEST CENTRAL, WINAMAC COMMUNITY

5. HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (13) | COYOTE CROSSING GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9 AM ET 
BENTON CENTRAL, CARROLL (FLORA), CLINTON CENTRAL, CLINTON PRAIRIE, DELPHI COMMUNITY, FAITH CHRISTIAN, FRONTIER, HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE), LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC, LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON, MCCUTCHEON, ROSSVILLE, WEST LAFAYETTE

6. WESTFIELD (10) | ULEN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB | MON, 8:45 AM ET 
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN, CARMEL, FRANKFORT, GUERIN CATHOLIC, LEBANON, SHERIDAN, UNIVERSITY, WESTERN BOONE, WESTFIELD, ZIONSVILLE

7. SOUTH BEND RILEY (13) | ERSKINE GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
ELKHART, ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GLENN, LAVILLE, MISHAWAKA, MISHAWAKA MARIAN, PENN, SOUTH BEND ADAMS, SOUTH BEND CLAY, SOUTH BEND RILEY, SOUTH BEND SAINT JOSEPH, SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON, TRINITY SCHOOL AT GREENLAWN

8. NORTHRIDGE (12) | MEADOW VALLEY GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8 AM ET 
BETHANY CHRISTIAN, BREMEN, CONCORD, FAIRFIELD, GOSHEN, JIMTOWN, LAKELAND, NORTHRIDGE, NORTHWOOD, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS, WEST NOBLE, WESTVIEW

9. EAST NOBLE (12) | NOBLE HAWK GOLF LINKS – KENDALLVILLE | FRI, 9 AM ET 
ANGOLA, CARROLL (FORT WAYNE), CENTRAL NOBLE, CHURUBUSCO, DEKALB, EAST NOBLE, EASTSIDE, FORT WAYNE NORTHROP, FREMONT, GARRETT, HAMILTON, LEO

10. WARSAW (12) | ROZELLA FORD GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8 AM ET 
COLUMBIA CITY, CULVER ACADEMIES, CULVER COMMUNITY, HUNTINGTON NORTH, MANCHESTER, NORTHFIELD, PLYMOUTH, TIPPECANOE VALLEY, TRITON, WARSAW COMMUNITY, WAWASEE, WHITKO

11. FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY (13) | CHESTNUT HILLS GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET 
FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER, FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS, FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN, FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY, FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN, FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE SNIDER, FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE WAYNE, HERITAGE, HOMESTEAD, NEW HAVEN, WOODLAN

12. PERU (12) | ROCK HOLLOW GOLF CLUB | MON, 9 AM ET 
EASTERN (GREENTOWN), KOKOMO, LEWIS CASS, MACONAQUAH, NORTH MIAMI, NORTHWESTERN, PERU, SOUTHWOOD, TAYLOR, TRI-CENTRAL, WABASH, WESTERN

13. NORWELL (12) | TIMBER RIDGE GOLF CLUB | FRI, 9 AM ET 
ADAMS CENTRAL, BELLMONT, BLACKFORD, BLUFFTON, EASTBROOK, MADISON-GRANT, MARION, MISSISSINEWA, NORWELL, OAK HILL, SOUTH ADAMS, SOUTHERN WELLS

14. INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (11) | MAPLE CREEK GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET 
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, INDIANAPOLIS ARSENAL TECHNICAL, INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD, INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL, INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA MEMORIAL, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF INDIANA, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, LAWRENCE NORTH, NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS), PARK TUDOR, WARREN CENTRAL

15. NOBLESVILLE (12) | HARBOUR TREES GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
ALEXANDRIA MONROE, ANDERSON, DALEVILLE, ELWOOD COMMUNITY, FISHERS, FRANKTON, HAMILTON HEIGHTS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN, LAPEL, NOBLESVILLE, PENDLETON HEIGHTS, TIPTON

16. MONROE CENTRAL (12) | HICKORY HILLS GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
COWAN, DELTA, JAY COUNTY, MONROE CENTRAL, MUNCIE BURRIS, MUNCIE CENTRAL, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN, UNION CITY, WAPAHANI, WES-DEL, WINCHESTER COMMUNITY, YORKTOWN

17. GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (13) | HAWK’S TAIL OF GREENFIELD | MON, 9 AM ET 
BLUE RIVER VALLEY, EASTERN HANCOCK, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, KNIGHTSTOWN, MORRISTOWN, MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE), NEW CASTLE, NEW PALESTINE, SHELBYVILLE, SHENANDOAH, SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE), TRITON CENTRAL, WALDRON

18. UNION COUNTY (11) | LIBERTY COUNTRY CLUB | MON, 9 AM ET 
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN, CENTERVILLE, CONNERSVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, HAGERSTOWN, NORTHEASTERN, RICHMOND, RUSHVILLE CONSOLIDATED, TRI, UNION (MODOC), UNION COUNTY

19. ATTICA (11) | HARRISON HILLS COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET 
ATTICA, COVINGTON, CRAWFORDSVILLE, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL, GREENCASTLE, NORTH MONTGOMERY, NORTH PUTNAM, PARKE HERITAGE, SEEGER, SOUTH VERMILLION, SOUTHMONT

20. INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS (11) | SOUTH GROVE GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
BEECH GROVE, BEN DAVIS, BREBEUF JESUIT PREPARATORY, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDPLS), DECATUR CENTRAL, INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER, INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS, INDIANAPOLIS GEORGE WASHINGTON COMMUNITY, INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE, PIKE, RIVERSIDE, SPEEDWAY

21. MARTINSVILLE (12) | FOXCLIFF GOLF COURSE | MON, 9:30 AM ET 
AVON, BROWNSBURG, CASCADE, CLOVERDALE, DANVILLE COMMUNITY, MARTINSVILLE, MONROVIA, MOORESVILLE, OWEN VALLEY, PLAINFIELD, SOUTH PUTNAM, TRI-WEST HENDRICKS

22. LINTON-STOCKTON (12) | PHIL HARRIS GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET 
BLOOMFIELD, CLAY CITY, EASTERN GREENE, LINTON-STOCKTON, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG), NORTHVIEW, SHAKAMAK, SULLIVAN, TERRE HAUTE NORTH VIGO, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH VIGO, WEST VIGO, WHITE RIVER VALLEY

23. VINCENNES LINCOLN (13) | CYPRESS HILLS GOLF CLUB OF VINCENNES | FRI, 9 AM ET 
BARR-REEVE, GIBSON SOUTHERN, NORTH DAVIESS, NORTH KNOX, PIKE CENTRAL, PRINCETON COMMUNITY, SOUTH KNOX, TECUMSEH, VINCENNES LINCOLN, VINCENNES RIVET, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON CATHOLIC, WOOD MEMORIAL

24. EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (12) | HELFRICH HILLS GOLF COURSE | THURS, 7 AM ET 
BOONVILLE, CASTLE, EVANSVILLE BOSSE, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL, EVANSVILLE DAY, EVANSVILLE F.J. REITZ, EVANSVILLE HARRISON, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI, EVANSVILLE NORTH, EVANSVILLE REITZ MEMORIAL, MT. VERNON, NORTH POSEY

25. FRANKLIN COMMUNITY (12) | THE LEGENDS GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
CENTER GROVE, EDINBURGH, FRANKLIN CENTRAL, FRANKLIN COMMUNITY, GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GREENWOOD COMMUNITY, INDIAN CREEK, INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN, PERRY MERIDIAN, RONCALLI, SOUTHPORT, WHITELAND COMMUNITY

26. BLOOMINGTON NORTH (12) | CASCADES GOLF COURSE | MON, 8 AM ET 
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE, BLOOMINGTON NORTH, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, BROWN COUNTY, BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL, CROTHERSVILLE, EDGEWOOD, MITCHELL, SALEM, SEYMOUR, TRINITY LUTHERAN, WEST WASHINGTON

27. GREENSBURG (12) | GREENSBURG COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET 
BATESVILLE, COLUMBUS EAST, COLUMBUS NORTH, EAST CENTRAL, GREENSBURG, HAUSER, JAC-CEN-DEL, LAWRENCEBURG, MILAN, NORTH DECATUR, OLDENBURG ACADEMY, SOUTH DEARBORN,

28. MADISON CONSOLIDATED (11) | SUNRISE GOLF COURSE | MON, 11 AM ET 
AUSTIN, CHARLESTOWN, HENRYVILLE, JENNINGS COUNTY, MADISON CONSOLIDATED, NEW WASHINGTON, RISING SUN, SCOTTSBURG, SHAWE MEMORIAL, SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER), SWITZERLAND COUNTY

29. JASPER (12) | SULTAN’S RUN GOLF CLUB | FRI, 11:30 AM ET 
CRAWFORD COUNTY, FOREST PARK, HERITAGE HILLS, JASPER, LOOGOOTEE, ORLEANS, PAOLI, PERRY CENTRAL, SOUTH SPENCER, SOUTHRIDGE, SPRINGS VALLEY, TELL CITY

30. PROVIDENCE (12) | COVERED BRIDGE GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET 
BORDEN, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA, CLARKSVILLE, CORYDON CENTRAL, FLOYD CENTRAL, JEFFERSONVILLE, LANESVILLE, NEW ALBANY, NORTH HARRISON, PROVIDENCE, SILVER CREEK, SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH)

NBA PLAYOFFS

BOSTON 100 MIAMI 96 (BOSTON WIN SERIES 4 – 3)

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THE 2022 NBA FINALS PRESENTED BY YOUTUBE TV WILL TAKE PLACE ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

GAME 1: THURSDAY, JUNE 2: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC

GAME 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 5: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC

GAME 3: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC

GAME 4: FRIDAY, JUNE 10: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC

GAME 5: MONDAY, JUNE 13: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)

GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)

GAME 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)

NHL PLAYOFFS

SCHEDULE

CAROLINA HURRICANES/NEW YORK RANGERS V. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

GAME 1 – JUNE 1: LIGHTNING AT HURRICANES/RANGERS, 8 P.M. ET (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
GAME 2 – JUNE 3: LIGHTNING AT HURRICANES/RANGERS, 8 P.M. ET (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
GAME 3 – JUNE 5: HURRICANES/RANGERS AT LIGHTNING, 3 P.M. ET (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
GAME 4 – JUNE 7: HURRICANES/RANGERS AT LIGHTNING, 8 P.M. ET (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
*GAME 5 – JUNE 9: LIGHTNING AT HURRICANES/RANGERS, 8 P.M. ET (TBD)
*GAME 6 – JUNE 11: HURRICANES/RANGERS AT LIGHTNING, 8 P.M. ET (TBD)
*GAME 7 – JUNE 14: LIGHTNING AT HURRICANES/RANGERS, 8 P.M. ET (TBD)

* IF NECESSARY

EDMONTON OILERS V. COLORADO AVALANCHE
GAME 1 – MAY 31: OILERS AT AVALANCHE, 8 P.M. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
GAME 2 – JUNE 2: OILERS AT AVALANCHE, 8 P.M. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
GAME 3 – JUNE 4: AVALANCHE AT OILERS, 8 P.M. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
GAME 4 – JUNE 6: AVALANCHE AT OILERS, 8 P.M. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
*GAME 5 – JUNE 8: OILERS AT AVALANCHE, TBD
*GAME 6 – JUNE 10: AVALANCHE AT OILERS, TBD
*GAME 7 – JUNE 12: OILERS AT AVALANCHE, TBD

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MLB

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5 CHICAGO CUBS 4 (12)

BOSTON 12 BALTIMORE 2

DETROIT 2 CLEVELAND 1

TAMPA BAY 4 NY YANKEES 2

MINNESOTA 7 KANSAS CITY 3

TORONTO 11 LA ANGELS 10

OAKLAND 6 TEXAS 5

HOUSTON 2 SEATTLE 1

SAN FRANCISCO 6 CINCINNATI 4

WASHINGTON 6 COLORADO 5

MILWAUKEE 8 ST. LOUIS 0

SAN DIEGO 4 PITTSBURGH 2 (10)

LA DODGERS 3 ARIZONA 1

NY METS 5 PHILADELPHIA 4 (10)

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MLB WIRE: HTTP://HOSTED.STATS.COM/MLB/WIRE.ASP

MINORS

ST. PAUL 8 INDIANAPOLIS 7

BOX SCORE: HTTPS://WWW.MILB.COM/GAMEDAY/INDIANS-VS-SAINTS/2022/05/29/664878#GAME_STATE=FINAL,LOCK_STATE=FINAL,GAME_TAB=BOX,GAME=664878

FORT WAYNE 6 QUAD CITIES 1

SOUTH BEND 7 GREAT LAKES 5

COLLEGE BASEBALL

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

MICHIGAN 13 IOWA 1

MICHIGAN 10 RUTGERS 4

MID AMERICAN TOURNAMENT

CENTRAL MICHIGAN 11 BALL STATE 7

COLLEGE SOFTBALL – SUPER REGIONALS

FLORIDA 12 VIRGINIA TECH 0

NORTHWESTERN 8 ARIZONA STATE 6

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

INDY 500: Sweden’s Ericsson gives Ganassi another Indy 500 victory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Marcus Ericsson, once a Formula One backmarker, is now an IndyCar frontrunner.

And an Indianapolis 500 champion.

Ericsson became the second Swede to win the Indy 500 on Sunday when he held off some of the biggest names in North American auto racing in front of the largest crowd of his life.

“It’s the biggest race in the world,” said Ericsson, who called it his biggest victory “by a million miles.”

The 31-year-old showed up in IndyCar something of a mystery in 2019 following five unremarkable seasons in Formula One. He’d worked his entire life to make it to the top level of motorsports then washed out winless – not even a single podium finish – over 97 starts.

He didn’t exactly dazzle in his first season in North America, either. Ericsson was cut loose from his first IndyCar team after just one year, then bought a seat at Chip Ganassi Racing – he made sure to note it when he said “winning the Indy 500, it’s not bad for a pay driver” – and has made steady strides in his 36 races with Ganassi since 2020.

“It’s been tough. I did five years in Formula One, almost a hundred grand prixs, running for small teams, towards the back most of it. You don’t get a lot of credit running in the back. People think you are not very good,” Ericsson said. “I came over here, and people probably didn’t think much of that. I had to work my way here as well, learning American racing.

“Moved here, put my whole life into trying to become an IndyCar and mainly Indianapolis 500 champion. It’s been not easy. It feels good to show that hard works pay off.”

Ericsson took control of the race late – largely because of teammate Scott Dixon’s speeding penalty – and had the win in reach until a crash by Ganassi teammate Jimmie Johnson with four laps remaining brought out a rare red-flag stoppage at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

IndyCar is among the purest forms of motorsports and rarely throws artificial cautions or issues stoppages that might change the outcome. But the crowd of more than 300,000 – only a few thousand shy of a sellout and the largest sporting event since the start of the pandemic – roared when IndyCar called the cars to pit road.

The stoppage gave Pato O’Ward and the rest of the challengers almost 12 minutes on pit road to strategize how to pass Ericsson. Ericsson was agonizing his own plans.

“Those 10 minutes sitting there in the pit lane during that red flag was some of the hardest 10 minutes of my life,” he said, “thinking what to do, thinking that I’m leading the biggest race in the world, and I’m that close to win it.”

There were two laps remaining when the race resumed and Ericsson got the jump on O’Ward. The Mexican got one final look for the lead that Ericsson defended and O’Ward knew not to force the issue.

“Nah, he was going to put me in the wall if I had gone for it,” O’Ward said.

Sage Karam crashed and brought out another caution on the final lap, allowing Ericsson to coast to the victory podium under yellow. Karam was transported to a hospital for evaluation of muscular soreness.

“When that caution came out, I thought it was going to be another restart. I was like, `I can’t believe it, another one,'” Ericsson said. “First I was angry, then I just realized that won me the race. It’s an explosion of emotions from that point.”

It was Ericsson’s third IndyCar victory in 52 starts. But he arrived in Indianapolis convinced he could win the 500 based in part to the work he’d put into learning ovals and a third-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway in the warm-up for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

It is the fifth Indy 500 win for team owner Chip Ganassi, who caught a ride to the podium on the side of Ericsson’s car. Ericsson is the first Swede to win the Indy 500 since Kenny Brack in 1999 and the second in 106 runnings of the race.

Ericsson poured his jug of milk all over his face, then handed the bottle to Ganassi so the boss could take his own swig. Ganassi had not won the 500 in 10 years and sent five legitimate contenders to Indy to end the drought.

The win seemed to belong to Dixon, the six-time IndyCar champion who went more than 234 mph in qualifying to win the pole. The New Zealander led 95 of the 200 laps, and his Honda was easily the fastest in the field – so fast that Dixon didn’t slow down enough on his final pit stop.

The penalty took Dixon out of contention for the win.

That left Ericsson and Tony Kanaan still in the mix for Ganassi. Kanaan, at 47 the oldest driver in the field, thought he was in perfect position sitting fourth on the restart.

O’Ward wouldn’t relent, though. He signed a contract extension with Arrow McLaren SP on Friday and desperately wanted the win to celebrate his status as McLaren’s star. But O’Ward finished second, falling just short as he tried to give Mexico a banner celebration on the biggest day in motorsports; Sergio Perez opened Sunday with a win in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Kanaan was third, followed by Felix Rosenqvist, another Swede, who drives for McLaren. Rosenqvist is in a contract year with McLaren and fighting for his job, but the McLaren group carried the Chevrolet banner at Indy as Juan Pablo Montoya finished 11th.

American drivers Alexander Rossi and Conor Daly finished fifth and sixth, Rossi for Andretti Autosport and Daly for Ed Carpenter Racing.

Helio Castroneves, last year’s winner, finished seventh and one spot ahead of Meyer Shank Racing teammate Simon Pagenaud. Reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou finished 10th in another Ganassi entry.

Dixon faded to 21st after the speeding penalty, and although he visited Ericsson on the victory podium, he was consoled by his wife on pit road after the race. Johnson finished 28th in his Indy 500 debut.

“It’s one team, everybody roots for everybody else, everybody works together and everybody is an open book,” Ganassi said. “You’re going to have things happen in these 500-mile races and they’re not always going to fall your way. So, you know, we were lucky to have five good cars and five good drivers.”

106TH INDIANAPOLIS 500 RESULTS

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (5) Marcus Ericsson, Honda, 200 laps.

2. (7) Pato O’Ward, Chevrolet, 200.

3. (6) Tony Kanaan, Honda, 200.

4. (8) Felix Rosenqvist, Chevrolet, 200.

5. (20) Alexander Rossi, Honda, 200.

6. (18) Conor Daly, Chevrolet, 200.

7. (27) Helio Castroneves, Honda, 200.

8. (16) Simon Pagenaud, Honda, 200.

9. (2) Alex Palou, Honda, 200.

10. (15) Santino Ferrucci, Chevrolet, 200.

11. (30) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 200.

12. (17) JR Hildebrand, Chevrolet, 200.

13. (14) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet, 200.

14. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda, 200.

15. (11) Will Power, Chevrolet, 200.

16. (13) David Malukas, Honda, 200.

17. (28) Kyle Kirkwood, Chevrolet, 200.

18. (4) Ed Carpenter, Chevrolet, 200.

19. (24) Devlin DeFrancesco, Honda, 200.

20. (31) Christian Lundgaard, Honda, 200.

21. (1) Scott Dixon, Honda, 200.

22. (23) Marco Andretti, Honda, 200.

23. (22) Sage Karam, Chevrolet, accident, 199.

24. (32) Jack Harvey, Honda, 199.

25. (10) Takuma Sato, Honda, 199.

26. (29) Dalton Kellett, Chevrolet, 198.

27. (33) Stefan Wilson, Chevrolet, 198.

28. (12) Jimmie Johnson Honda, accident, 193.

29. (26) Scott McLaughlin, Chevrolet, accident, 150.

30. (25) Colton Herta, Honda, mechanical, 129.

31. (9) Romain Grosjean, Honda, accident, 105.

32. (19) Callum Ilott, Chevrolet, accident 68.

33. (3) Rinus VeeKay, Chevrolet, accident, 38.

TOTAL INDY 500 LAPS LED

1. Scott Dixon, 95

2. Alex Palou, 47

3. Pato O’Ward, 26

4. Marcus Ericsson, 13

5. Conor Daly, 7

6. Tony Kanaan, 61

7. Marco Andretti, 3

8. Jimmie Johnson, 2

9. Rinus VeeKay, 1

VITAL STATISTICS

Time of race: 2:51:00.6432

Fastest lap: 224.852 mph (Marcus Ericsson)

Avg. speed: 175.428 mph

Lead changes: 38

Caution laps: 31

Cautions

Laps

39-45: Rinus VeeKay contact in Turn 2

69-76: Callum Ilott contact in Turn 2

106-111: Romain Grosjean contact in Turn 2

152-157: Scott McLaughlin contact in Turn 4

195-197: Jimmie Johnson contact in Turn 2

200: Sage Karam contact in Turn 2

2022 INDY 500 LAP LEADERS

1-7: Alex Palou

8-9: Scott Dixon

10-12: Palou

13-16: Dixon

17-21: Palou

22-29: Dixon

30: Palou

31: Rinus VeeKay

32: Marcus Ericsson

33-35: Pato O’Ward

36-47: Palou

48-50: Dixon

51: Palou

52-53: Dixon

54-57: Palou

58-59: Dixon

60-68: Palou

69-72: O’Ward

73-79: Dixon

80-81: Conor Daly

82-83: Dixon

84-85: Daly

86-108: Dixon

109-111: Daly

112-140: Dixon

141-143: O’Ward

144: Tony Kanaan

145: Ericsson

146-147: Palou

148-157: O’Ward

158-160: Dixon

161-164: O’Ward

165-174: Dixon

175-176: O’Ward

177-181: Kanaan

182-184: Palou

185-187: Marco Andretti

188-189: Jimmie Johnson

190-200: Ericsson

INDYCAR SERIES POINTS LEADERS

1. Marcus Ericsson, 226

2. Pato O’Ward, 213

3. Alex Palou, 212

4. Will Power, 202

5. Josef Newgarden, 174

6. Scott Dixon, 166

7. Scott McLaughlin, 162

8. Simon Pagenaud, 157

9. Felix Rosenqvist, 154

10. Colton Herta, 142

NASCAR: Hamlin holds off Busch in OT in wild Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Denny Hamlin held off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in overtime Sunday night to win the longest – and perhaps wildest – Coca-Cola 600 in history.

Hamlin won for the 48th time in the Cup Series, and for the time in a points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

“It is so special,” Hamlin said. “That is the last big one that is not on my resume. We weren’t very good all day but got ourselves in the right place at the right time.”

NASCAR’s longest and grueling race lasted more than 5 1/2 hours and took 413 laps to complete. There were 18 caution flags and 16 drivers failed to finish. The race featured a 12-car wreck and a magnificent crash that sent Chris Buescher’s car flipping over five times before stopping upside down.

Defending race champion Kyle Larson appeared ready to win the race in regulation before Chase Briscoe crashed trying to pass him with two laps to go in regulation.

In the overtime period Larson had the inside lane on the restart in overtime, but Austin Dillon got a push from the second row and soon was running four-wide along with Larson, Hamlin and Ross Chastain.

But a crash ensued involving several cars, including Larson and Dillon.

“I got a little loose and tried to make it stick,” Dillon said. “It didn’t quite work out there. I had to do what I had to do to win the race given where we are in points. We had a shot there to bring home another 600.”

On the next restart Hamlin took the lead and held off Busch for the win. Kevin Harvick finished third and Briscoe was fourth.

“It means so much to me being with the Coke family for 18 years,” Hamlin said. “It worked out perfectly.”

There was a huge wreck came on lap 192 where Ryan Blaney, who won last weekend’s All-Star race, got too low on the apron on the bottom of the track and spun back up the track. That started a chain reaction that caught up 12 cars, sending some of NASCAR’s top stars – Kurt Busch, Brad Keselowski, Bubba Wallace, William Byron and Chase Elliott among them – behind the wall for good.

Elliott led 93 laps before the crash and appeared to be the car to beat.

“It’s chaos out there,” Byron said. “You can’t drive the car the slightest bit sideways or you’re wrecked. So, if somebody gets a little bit sideways, then we all wreck. It either takes out other people or they spin to the infield. Just chaos.”

Said Busch: “I think I hit about 15 different things.”

Blaney said the wreck occurred when he got too low on the apron at the bottom of the track.

“Gosh I hate it,” Blaney said. “Makes you feel pretty dumb for doing that. I hate it tore up our car and a handful of others. … I just didn’t know where I was at and just made a mistake.”

The carnage wasn’t over as Buescher’s No. 17 Ford flipped five times before landing on its roof after a collision on the front stretch with Daniel Suarez. Buescher had to wait until track officials flipped his car back over before he could get out of the car.

He walked away from the crash.

“I guess a tire just ripped off and sent us flipping,” Buescher said. “I have been upside down before, but this was a bit more painful than the Talladega roll.”

Elliott won the first stage, while TrackHouse Racing teammates Daniel Suarez and Ross Chastain won the second and third stages, respectively.

The race also included Tanner Andrews, a tire changer for Joey Logano’s pit crew, getting his right foot clipped by pole sitter Denny Hamlin on pit road.

UP NEXT: The NASCAR Cup Series heads to the St. Louis are next Sunday.

NBA: Celtics reach NBA Finals, hold off Heat 100-96 in Game 7

MIAMI (AP) Not this time. After being thwarted on the doorstep of the NBA Finals three other times in the previous five seasons, the Boston Celtics have broken through.

The beasts of the East, again.

And now a chance at an NBA title awaits.

Eastern Conference finals MVP Jayson Tatum led the way with 26 points, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart each added 24 and the Celtics beat the Miami Heat 100-96 on Sunday night to earn a berth in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.

“This is amazing,” Smart said. “We finally got over the hump.”

It was Boston’s first Game 7 win on another team’s home floor since topping Milwaukee for the 1974 NBA title; technically, the Celtics were the “road” team when they beat Toronto in a Game 7 two years ago at the restart bubble, but that was at Walt Disney World.

Tatum – wearing a purple-and-gold armband bearing the number “24” of Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant, his favorite player – had lost two East finals in his young career. Brown and Smart were part of Boston’s East finals losses in 2017, 2018 and 2020. And this one was slipping away, a frantic Miami run in the final moments casting what looked like a sure-fire Celtics win into serious doubt.

But they would hold on. Jimmy Butler – brilliant again for Miami – missed what would have been a go-ahead 3-pointer with about 17 seconds left, and the Celtics never trailed.

On to San Francisco.

“To get over the hump with this group, it means everything,” Tatum said.

Butler, who willed Miami into Game 7 by scoring 47 points on Friday in Boston, led the Heat with 35 points in what became their season finale. Bam Adebayo added 25 for the Heat, who were down 11 with under 3 minutes to go before trying one last rally.

An 9-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Max Strus with 51 seconds left, got the Heat within 98-96. They got no closer. Boston would not be denied, and now is 2-0 in Game 7s in these playoffs after ousting defending champion Milwaukee in the East semis.

“It’s just one of those really tough moments,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You can’t prepare for it. … It’s one of the worst feelings into the world to address your locker room after a game like this.”

Kyle Lowry scored 15 for the Heat. Grant Williams finished with 11 for the Celtics.

The notion of Boston being finals bound would have been considered an unlikely proposition two or three months ago.

Ime Udoka’s first season as coach of the Celtics was not without immense challenges. Boston got off to a 2-5 start, lost to Milwaukee on Christmas Day to fall below .500 and was still saddled with a losing record as recently as late January.

Through 50 games, the Celtics were 25-25. No team had that sort of record through 50 games and made the NBA Finals since 1981, when the Houston Rockets started 22-28 and wound up making the title series – where they fell to Boston.

Now the Celtics will look to do the Rockets one better. That Rockets team got into the playoffs at 40-42. This Celtics team roared to life down the stretch and is still roaring.

“Our focus is getting four more,” Udoka said.

They went 26-6 down the stretch of the regular season, and had an uncanny ability to bounce back. Boston is now 13-1 after losses over the last four-plus months.

“The road that we took to get here, not a lot of people believed in us,” Tatum said. “We took the toughest route. It looked out.”

Boston’s lead was 32-17 after one quarter – the largest ever by a road team after 12 minutes of a Game 7, four points bigger than Golden State’s lead over the Los Angeles Lakers back in the 1977 playoffs.

The tone was set, and the lead was never relinquished.

Miami ended the half on an 11-2 run, the burst sparked by 3s from Strus and Butler, then capped by four free throws from Lowry in the final 29 seconds. Butler was up to 24 points at the break and Miami had gotten within 55-49 going into the third.

Miami thought it had gotten within 56-54 when Strus rattled in a corner 3 early in the third. But the Celtics answered with a 9-1 run, which was even worse – the NBA replay center in Secaucus, New Jersey decided that Strus had stepped out of bounds, his 3 came off the board while the game was going, and a 56-54 game became 65-52.

“The Boston Celtics did what they came out here to do in this series,” Butler said.

The Heat kept clawing back, all the way to the end. They just couldn’t catch Boston.

“It’s heartbreaking when it ends like this,” Spoelstra said. “You certainly have to credit the Boston Celtics organization and their team and their coaching staff. … We tip our hats off to them. They are a heck of a basketball team.”

And now, the Celtics are off to the finals.

“Today was the biggest test,” Brown said. “Not just of the year, but of our careers.”

They passed.

TIP-INS

Celtics: Derrick White had to leave early in the fourth quarter because he was bleeding after his head got struck by Adebayo under a basket. … The Celtics became the first team to get three road wins over Miami in the same playoff series.

Heat: Butler was the second NBA player this season to play every second of a game. The other was Oklahoma City’s Georgios Kalaitzakis, in a 50-point loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. … Sixth Man of the Year Tyler Herro returned from a three-game absence because of a groin injury, but went scoreless in seven minutes.

GAME 7 HISTORY

Boston improved to 26-9 in Game 7s. Miami fell to 6-5 in such games, and lost for the first time in five Game 7s at home under Spoelstra.

HOME DOGS

Miami was a 2.5-point underdog at tipoff according to FanDuel Sportsbook, marking the second time in the last 20 Game 7s – excluding the bubble restart in 2020, when all the games were at Walt Disney World – that the home team wasn’t favored. The other was Houston in the 2018 Western Conference finals; the injury-plagued Rockets were 6.5-point underdogs and lost to Golden State 101-92.

NBA: Three Warriors make progress toward NBA Finals returns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Gary Payton II is expected to return for the Golden State Warriors at some point during the NBA Finals from a broken left elbow that he injured when Grizzlies star Dillon Brooks committed a hard foul across Payton’s head on a layup attempt during the playoffs’ second round.

Game 1 of the finals is Thursday night at Chase Center, just more than four weeks after Payton’s awkward fall at Memphis on May 3 – and that would be right within the timetable range envisioned for him to heal. Payton is left-handed but has been gaining strength with both arms through the rehab process.

Brooks received a Flagrant 2 foul and was ejected, then suspended for one game without pay for what the NBA called “unnecessary and excessive contact.”

Forwards Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. also are making positive strides toward playing again. Iguodala has missed the last 12 games dealing with a left cervical disc injury in his neck, while Porter sat out the past two against the Mavericks with left foot soreness.

Like Payton, they are both being integrated back into practice and will be evaluated based on how they do each day pushing a bit more. The Warriors are hopeful they each will be ready to play in the finals.

“That’s what we’re aiming for but we’ll have a better feel after the next couple of days of practice,” coach Steve Kerr said Sunday.

The Western Conference champion Warriors just took two much-needed days off before returning to the practice floor Sunday while awaiting their opponent in the finals: Boston or Miami.

Golden State advanced to its sixth NBA Finals in eight years. That puts the Warriors with Bill Russell’s Celtics of the 1950s and ’60s, Magic Johnson’s Lakers in the 1980s and Michael Jordan’s Bulls of the 1990s as the only teams to do so.

MLB: Longoria’s 4th homer in 4 games lifts Giants over Reds 6-4

CINCINNATI (AP) Evan Longoria was unhappy when plate umpire Shane Livensparger called him out on full-count slider in the fifth inning that Longoria thought missed the low, outside corner.

Then in the eighth, Longoria dropped his bat and started taking off his shin guard when Art Warren’s 3-1 slider was called a strike.

Longoria drove the next pitch for a three-run, opposite-field homer to key a six-run inning that lifted the San Francisco Giants over the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday and avoided a three-game sweep.

“The first one I was a little bit upset, obviously, because I thought it was a ball” Longoria said. “Obviously, it works out the second time. But again, I feel like I’m seeing the ball well, and so it’s a little bit frustrating when it gets called the other way.”

Longoria’s home run, a drive to right, was his fourth in four games.

Tyler Mahle took a no-hit bid into the seventh and Cincinnati led 2-0 in the eighth when Tommy La Stella doubled off Jeff Hoffman with one out, Wilmer Flores walked with two outs and Joc Pederson slapped a run-scoring single to right.

Warren (2-2) relieved, and Longoria reached down for a full-count fastball.

“I think what was most impressive for me about the day for Longoria was how he stayed composed when there were several calls made on him that could have gone the other way,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “I personally find it admirable for people to be strong-minded through those situations, not let those things get the best of them.”

Brandon Crawford walked, Thairo Estrada singled, Joel Kuhnel relieved and Luis Gonzalez doubled in two runs for a 6-2 lead.

Alex Cobb allowed the two runs and four hits in six innings with eight strikeouts. John Brebbia (3-0), the second of three relievers, pitched a one-hit seventh and helped drop NL-worst Cincinnati to 16-31.

Albert Almora Jr. hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth off Camilio Doval, Alomora’s first big league home run since Aug. 6, 2019, for the Chicago Cubs off Milwaukee’s Junior Guerra.

Doval retired pinch-hitter Alejo Lopez on a game-ending flyout.

Mahle pitched 6 2/3 innings, his longest outing since last Aug. 29, and was immediately replaced by Hunter Strickland after Estrada’s two-out double in the seventh.

“I was just waiting for a pitch I could drive and just happy to get that first hit,” Estrada said. “We were waiting to get that first hit, and I think that woke us up.”

Mahle had thrown 104 pitches and wiggled out a jam after he walked two batters in the sixth.

“The no-hitter was a long shot from the pitch-count stand point,” Reds manager David Bell said. ” had to keep in mind that Tyler gets stronger as the game goes on. It was a tough call. After the hit, going with (Strickland),it was a tough call.”

Almora had a run-scoring single past shortstop Brandon Crawford in the second and Joey Votto had a two-out RBI double in the sixth that drove in Tyler Naquin, who had walked.

KAPLER MAY SUSPEND PROTEST

Kapler left the door open for suspending his national anthem protest on Monday to recognize Memorial Day. The Giants skipper has been avoiding the field during the national anthem to protest the political direction of the country following last week’s school shooting in Texas. When asked before Sunday’s game specifically what he would do on Memorial Day, when his Giants play in Philadelphia, Kapler wasn’t definitive, saying he may take the field for the anthem.

“I’m very comfortable taking it day by day,” he said. “I think I’ll just decide what makes the most sense in the moment.”

TRAINERS ROOM

Reds: RHP Mike Minor (shoulder) has completed his rehab afer going 1-3 with a 6.11 ERA five minor league starts and is scheduled to start Friday against Washington in his season debut. … OF Jake Fraley had a setback with an injury to his toe during a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville, Reds manager David Bell said. Fraley has been on the injured list since May 1.

UP NEXT

Giants: RHP Logan Webb (5-1, 3.54 ERA) against Phillies RHP Kyle Gibson (3-2, 3.94 ERA) on Monday in the opener of a three-game series at Philadelphia.

Reds: After an off day Monday, Cincinnati goes to Boston for a two-game set against the Red Sox, the Reds’ first visit to Fenway since 2014. RHP Luis Castillo (1-2, 4.35) is scheduled to start. The Boston starter has not been announced.

MLB: Burger gets game-winning hit as White Sox beat Cubs 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) Jake Burger let in the first run with a costly error. He drove home the last one with a big swing.

Burger hit a game-ending RBI single in the 12th inning, and the banged-up Chicago White Sox topped the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Sunday in a wild finale to the season series between the crosstown rivals.

Danny Mendick opened the White Sox 12th as the automatic runner, and he advanced on Andrew Vaughn’s grounder to second against Robert Gsellman (0-2). Burger then pulled Gsellman’s next pitch over a five-man infield for the winning hit.

“I just wanted to see something up, try and get something into the outfield,” Burger said. “Sure enough, it was the first pitch.”

Burger then threw his arms into the air as he ran around the infield, and the White Sox poured out of the dugout. Burger’s seventh-inning error at third base brought home Rafael Ortega with the Cubs’ first run.

“I was just glad I got the chance to redeem myself a little bit,” Burger said.

Matt Foster (1-0) got three outs for the win for a struggling White Sox team that lost shortstop Tim Anderson to a right groin strain in the fifth. Anderson got hurt while making a play on P.J. Higgins’ grounder back up the middle.

“It’s definitely a groin issue,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “The severity is going to depend on the further check, but he’s going on the IL for sure.”

The Cubs opened a 3-1 lead with two runs in the 10th on reliever Reynaldo Lopez’s throwing error and Christopher Morel’s RBI single. Morel also robbed Burger of extra bases with a leaping grab in center with a runner on first in the eighth.

The White Sox responded with two runs in the bottom half of the 10th. Vaughn had a sacrifice fly and Jose Abreu tied it at 3 with an RBI single to center.

Rivas hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th for the Cubs, but Engel tied it again with an RBI single.

“Neither team could really close it out there,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “Back and forth and guys from two teams really fighting it out trying to make something happen.”

The Cubs wasted a terrific start by Marcus Stroman, who pitched seven innings of three-hit ball. The right-hander threw 62 of his 90 pitches for strikes, finishing with a 2-1 record and a 1.50 ERA in four May starts.

Stroman helped himself with a pair of solid defensive plays. First, he snared Vaughn’s comebacker in the fourth and threw him out at first. Then he jumped on Mendick’s sacrifice attempt and cut down Harrison at third for the first out of the sixth.

“If it’s not a perfect bunt, I usually feel like I have an opportunity to get the guy at third,” Stroman said. “I kind of peeked real quick while I was running over there and I knew I had a chance.”

The White Sox trailed 1-0 before pinch-runner AJ Pollock scored on David Robertson’s wild pitch in the ninth. With two out and a runner on third, Josh Harrison bounced out to Nico Hoerner at shortstop.

The unearned run that scored on Burger’s error was the only blemish on Dylan Cease’s line. The right-hander allowed two hits, struck out five and walked four.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: LHP Wade Miley was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left shoulder strain. RHP Mark Leiter Jr. was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. … OF Seiya Suzuki (sprained left ring finger) missed his second straight game. He played catch on the field, and Ross said Suzuki also planned to hit in the cage. … LHP Sean Newcomb (ankle) is slated to make a third rehab appearance with Iowa on Tuesday, and RHP Alec Mills (right quadriceps strain) is scheduled for his next rehab game with the minor league club on Wednesday. … RHP Michael Rucker (left turf toe) pitched a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance with Iowa on Saturday.

White Sox: OF Eloy Jimenez (right hamstring tendon surgery) felt “a tug” on a swing during his first rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, according to La Russa. Jimenez was replaced by a pinch-runner after a second-inning single, and La Russa said he might not play for a day or two. “It’s not perfect, it’s not what you would hope, but it still doesn’t change the expectation that he’s healing and on his way,” La Russa said. “Just have to be careful with him.” … CF Luis Robert (COVID-19 IL) is much improved, and La Russa said he likely will travel with the team to Toronto.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Matt Swarmer and LHP Drew Smyly (2-5, 4.08 ERA) are the starting pitchers for Monday’s doubleheader against Milwaukee. LHPs Ethan Small and Aaron Ashby (0-3, 2.91 ERA) will take the mound for the Brewers. Swarmer and Small are making their big league debuts in the opener.

White Sox: Following an off day, RHP Lucas Giolito (3-1, 2.63 ERA) starts Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series at Toronto. RHP Kevin Gausman (4-3, 2.25 ERA) takes the mound for the Blue Jays.

MLB: Castro, Candelario homer, Tigers beat Guardians 2-1

DETROIT (AP) Harold Castro homered for the third time in three games, Jeimer Candelario also connected and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians 2-1 Sunday.

Detroit won despite getting just four hits. The Tigers beat Cleveland for just the seventh time in their last 28 games at Comerica Park.

“We definitely feel like we’re taking it on the chin,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said, “but we won a series against a division team.”

Tigers starter Elvin Rodriguez pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits in his second major league start. He struck out four and walked none before exiting with lower-body cramping.

“Another day, another injury,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “But we won a series and that’s what we wanted to do.”

The 24-year-old righty came up limping during his fifth-inning warmup and had to leave.

Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels as part of the trade for Justin Upton in 2017, he was recalled from Triple-A Toledo last week to take the spot of injured starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez.

“Hated that he had to come out. Man, did he pitch well,” Hinch said. “The decision to take him out was easy, but it was unfortunate because he’d been in complete control.”

Alex Lange (2-1) got four outs for the win. Gregory Soto, the sixth Detroit pitcher, worked around a two-out single and closed for his eighth save.

“We’ve got to make our chances – we didn’t have many opportunities,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “Those are things we will continue to preach to these guys that we have to do.”

Luke Maile drove in Cleveland’s lone run in the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly that scored Andres Gimenez.

Castro homered in the fourth off Triston McKenzie (3-4).

Candelario, who pinch-hit for designated hitter Robbie Grossman in the third, hit his team-leading fifth home run in the sixth. Grossman is listed day-to-day with neck spasms.

“It was another opportunity for Candy. We kind of ambushed him,” Hinch said. “We were giving him a mental day off and he ended up with a big swing.”

McKenzie, who pitched perfect ball for 7 2/3 innings in his previous start against the Tigers on Aug. 15, 2021, needed just 90 pitches to work 7 2/3 innings this time. The 24-year-old righty gave four hits, struck out eight and issued one walk.

“I think he’s figuring out what it takes to be a good pro, and that he takes it to the mound on the day he pitches,” Francona said.

SCARY MOMENT

Candelario hit a hard foul ball in the third inning that hit Tigers first base coach Gary Jones in his lower body. Jones fell awkwardly and stayed on the ground for several minutes before returning to his feet. He remained in the game.

“It happened quickly and it didn’t look pretty, so I was glad to see him get up, for obvious reasons,” Francona said. “I’m guessing he’s not going to run a marathon tonight, but it was nice to see him get up.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Guardians: RHP Aaron Civale (left glute tightness) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session, and barring a setback, will make a shortened start with Triple-A Columbus. “The idea is to get him into a rehab game soon to see if he can slot back into the rotation in the near future,” general manager Mike Chernoff said. … OF Franmil Reyes underwent an MRI earlier this week, which revealed a mild strain. Chernoff said Reyes, who was placed on the 10-day on May 25, will meet with team trainers on Monday to discuss next steps.

Tigers: DH Miguel Cabrera didn’t play after leaving Saturday’s game with lower back tightness. “He’s still sore, but he’s doing better than when he left,” Hinch said. “Hopefully, another day of treatment will make him better.” … LHP Tyler Alexander (elbow sprain) is scheduled to throw three innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Monday, followed by four innings later in the week. Hinch said the team will determine Alexander’s role when he is cleared to return. “Our original plan was to have him be a bulk reliever when he came back,” Hinch said. “And now we’re a couple injuries deep into the rotation.”

UP NEXT

Guardians: Will host Kansas City on Monday. RHP Zach Plesac (1-4, 5.40 ERA) is listed to pitch for Cleveland.

Tigers: RHP Beau Brieske (0-4, 5.04) is scheduled to make his fifth major league start Monday at Minnesota. Brieske is winless in four career starts, and allowed two earned runs in four innings in his last start May 24 in Minnesota. Dylan Bundy (3-2, 4.54) starts for the Twins. He worked 5 ? innings of one-run ball against the Tigers on May 25.

MLB: Red Sox hit season-high 5 HRs, tag Zimmermann, Orioles 12-2

BOSTON (AP) Bobby Dalbec hit a two-run homer, one of Boston’s season-high five longballs, and the Red Sox coasted to a 12-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Rafael Devers, Kike Hernandez, Franchy Cordero and Christian Arroyo each hit a solo drive for the Red Sox, who posted their ninth win in 12 games.

“Playing here is always fun, but it gets more fun when the ball is flying out like that in a day game,” Dalbec said, smiling.

All five Boston home runs came in four innings against Bruce Zimmermann (2-3). He allowed a previous career-high four homers in his last start Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Chants of “Let’s go, Celtics!” echoed around Fenway Park a handful of times and got louder when Boston scored five times in the eighth. The Celtics played at the Miami Heat hours later in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Xander Bogaerts had three hits, including a two-run double. Cordero added a two-run double and Arroyo homered on the first pitch after he had to get a new bat.

“Energy comes from offense and we did a good job offensively today,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “The bottom of the lineup was outstanding.”

Jake Pivetta (4-4) gave up one run on five hits in six innings, improving to 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last five starts.

Boston’s averaged 7.3 runs in its last 19 games.

“It looks very much like we are and what we sought out to be,” Pivetta said. “The consistency is there top to bottom.”

Zimmermann allowed six runs and eight hits.

“They were on everything he threw,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “We just need to flush this one and try to win a series. We haven’t had too many of these and this wasn’t our day. Zimm struggled from the start. We just need to let this one go.”

The teams have split the first four of a five-game series.

Trey Mancini had three hits for the Orioles, who have lost four of six.

Dalbec got the homer barrage started in the second with his drive into the last row of Green Monster seats. One batter later, Cordero hit his into the center-field bleachers, making it 3-0.

Devers’ drive cleared Boston’s bullpen in the third before Arroyo and Hernandez hit theirs over the Monster the following inning.

Arroyo’s shot completely left Fenway to make it 5-0. His old bat splintered, slicing from the top down toward the middle, with the piece flying halfway to the mound when he fouled a pitch, forcing him to get another bat.

He said he went to a little different model.

“It’s funny. I hit it and came (into the dugout) and everyone was telling me … to start using that new one,” he said, laughing at his locker while telling the story. “Glad I went to the other one.”

Hernandez’s homer caromed off a billboard above the left-field wall.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Orioles: Anthony Santander appeared to injury something when he only got about halfway to first on his grounder to short, but after a visit from a trainer and Hyde he stayed in the game.

Red Sox: Cora said LHP Chris Sale, sidelined since early April because of a right rib fracture, would throw three times this week at the club’s spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. The manager also said that RHP Hansel Robles, who went on the injured list Saturday with back spasms, may head to Florida, too, when the team goes on a West Coast trip later this week. … Cora said C Christian Vazquez left the game with a tight groin.

LONG SHOTS

Cordero’s was estimated at 448 feet and Devers – with an exit velocity of 110.7 mph – was 434.

DEBUT

Baltimore RHP Cody Sedlock made his major league debut, working three innings and giving up five runs. The 26-year-old struck out Trevor Story swinging for his first big league K.

UP NEXT

RHP Tyler Wells (1-4, 4.30 ERA) is slated to start for Baltimore in the finale of the five-game set on Monday night. Veteran LHP Rich Hill (1-3, 3.86) is set for Boston. Hill’s allowed four or fewer runs in his last 79 starts dating back to May of 2018, the majors’ longest active streak.

MLB: Rays get 2 hits, both homers, top Yanks 4-2 for 4-game split

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Taylor Walls and Ji-Man Choi homered for Tampa Bay’s only hits, and the Rays scored two runs in the seventh inning on four walks and a hit batter in a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday that gained a four-game split.

Walls, in a 1 for 34 slide, homered on a 3-1 fastball from Luis Severino (3-1) for a 2-1 lead in the fifth and then made an outstanding defensive play at second to end the eighth inning. With a runner on third, Walls ranged to the shortstop side of the base, diving to grab Aaron Hicks’ grounder. Walls popped to his feet and threw out Hicks by a step at first.

“If we don’t make those plays it could be a different ballgame,” said Walls, who also started an inning-ending double play from third base on Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s grounder in the sixth. “The momentum goes to their side, not ours.”

Walls had said Thursday night that the Yankees were “beatable” and the Rays weren’t going away.

“There was no shade thrown at them when I said that. I think that comment got blown way out of proportion,” he said. “All I meant is that the Tampa Bay Rays can play and beat any team in this league. I don’t speak for just this team, I think everybody around the league knows that as well. Any day of the week, any team can be beat, so that’s all I meant by that comment.”

Gleyber Torres had three hits, including a second-inning home run against Shane McClanahan (5-2). Torres’ ninth home run of the season matched in 161 plate appearances his total in 516 last season.

Severino was forced to switch from a gray glove to a brown model by umpires before his first pitch. He walked his first two batters of the seventh, Wander Franco and Choi, then struck out Manuel Margot and was replaced by Ron Marinaccio.

Marinaccio walked Walls and pinch-hitter Harold Ramirez on five pitches each, forcing in a run. Marinaccio then hit Mike Zunino on the back, just below the left shoulder, with a first-pitch slider, giving the Rays a 4-1 lead.

“You’ve got to make ’em beat you, and today we didn’t do that,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone.

Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 18th home run, a drive off Colin Poche in the eighth. Judge was the designated hitter after three straight days on the outfield in the articifial turf.

J.P. Feyereisen pitched a perfect ninth for his first save this season in two chances.

New York, finishing a stretch of 23 games in 22 days, went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and is hitting .198 in its last nine games, scoring two runs or fewer in six of them.

“Obviously they can pitch,” Boone said. “Yesterday we got shut down. Today I thought we were very competitive against McClanahan. We just couldn’t get that hit or that gapper or something that turned it into a good offensive day.”

Hicks went 0 for 4 and is in a 7-for-52 slide, dropping his average to .200.

Joey Gallo also went 0 for 4 and is in a 2 for 31 slump with 19 strikeouts, lowering his average to .167. Gallo was ninth in the batting order for the second straight day, the lowest he’s been in the batting order since 2017.

Choi’s homer, his fourth of the year, was an opposite-field drive to left that dropped into the first row.

“Right now the ball feels a lot different from last year. It doesn’t go as far as it used to,” Choi said through a translator.

Severino allowed four runs, starting on seven days rest and getting 22 swings and misses, tied for the second-most in his big league career. He closed off the position of his glove during his delivery after the second inning in what appeared to be an effort not to tip pitches.

McClanahan got his first career win in four starts against the Yankees. allowing seven hits in six innings with seven strikeouts and no walks. He has given up one run over 26 innings in his last four starts.

“A lot of great plays behind me, first of all,” he said. “Taylor Walls, what a day that guy had!”

Margot’s 15-game hitting streak came to end.

UNI WATCH

Tampa Bay wore blue jerseys, a day after the first of five home games this season in which the Rays are wearing throwback Devil Rays jerseys.

GONE AND BACK

C Rob Brantly refused an outright assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and elected to become a free agent, then agreed to a minor league contract and was assigned to the RailRiders.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Yankees: Torres, who has four home runs in his last six games, has been getting daily treatment for a sore right wrist.

Rays: RHP Shane Baz (arthroscopic right elbow surgery) and RHP Chris Mazza (low back spasms) are scheduled for rehab starts Monday.

UP NEXT

Yankees: After New York’s first scheduled day off since May 5, LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 2.30) will pitch Tuesday night’s opener of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. RHP Noah Syndergaard (4-2, 3.08) starts for the Angels in his first game in New York since leaving the Mets. Shohei Ohtani likely will start Thursday’s series finale for the Angels.

Rays: RHP Drew Rasmussen (5-1, 2.86) will face Rangers RHP Glenn Otto (2-2, 4.91) on Monday night in the first game of a four-game series at Texas.

MLB: Burnes shuts down Cardinals’ offense in 8-0 Brewers win

ST. LOUIS (AP) Corbin Burnes tossed seven shutout innings and Jace Peterson hit a three-run homer to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.

Lorenzo Cain and Rowdy Tellez also homered for the Brewers, who gained a split of the four-game set. Milwaukee has won four of six and stretched its road record to 13-10.

Burnes, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, passed the 10-strikeout mark for the fourth game in a row with 11. Burnes (3-2) threw 70 strikes out of 99 pitches and recorded his eighth quality start in 10 appearances, allowing just two hits and one walk.

“We had a good game plan and we went out and executed,” Burnes said. “It’s kind of where we want to be all the time.

Burnes retired the first 10 batters he faced and did not allow a hit until Juan Yepez doubled with two out in the fourth.

“His cutter was moving a lot, a lot of horizontal movement on it,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “It was a big-time performance when we needed it.”

Peterson pushed the lead to 4-0 with his fourth home run of the season in the fifth inning off Miles Mikolas (3-3), who gave up six earned runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

“When (Mikolas) made a mistake, we were able to make him pay,” Peterson said, “Normally, he’s been really tough for us. We were able to put some good swings on some pitches that he left over the middle. Fortunately, it worked out.”

Burnes and relievers Hoby Milner and Brent Suter combined on a four-hitter.

Tellez hit his 10th homer of the season in the sixth to push the lead to 5-0. Cain added a two-run shot off reliever Nick Wittgren in the eighth. Omar Narvaez had three hits and an RBI for the Brewers.

“They took some really good at-bats,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “They had a great game plan.”

St. Louis’ Paul Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a single in the ninth inning. He has reached base safely in a career-best 34 consecutive games.

“We just couldn’t really get anything going,” Goldschmidt said of the Cardinals, who were shut out for fourth time this season.

NATURAL LIGHT

The Cardinals will play four of their next six games in the afternoon. They are 11-11 in day contests, including a 7-4 mark at home.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: INF Willy Adames, who has been sidelined since May 16 with a high left ankle sprain, was scheduled to make a rehab start at Low-A Carolina on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Brewers: LHP Ethan Small, one of the top prospects, will make his major league league debut on Monday in the first of two games against the Chicago Cubs. “You love when a guy gets the opportunity that he’s earned,” Counsell said. “He’s certainly earned it.” LHP Aaron Ashby (0-3, 2.91) will start the second game of the doubleheader against LHP Drew Smyly (2-5, 4.08)

Cardinals: LHP Packy Naughton (0-1, 2.89) will face San Diego RHP Nick Martinez (2-2, 3.86) in the first of a three-game series on Monday. Naughton will be making his second start of the season. He gave up three runs in 3 1/3 innings of a 5-3 loss to Baltimore on May 10.

MLB: Anderson sharp on mound, Dodgers sweep D-backs with 3-1 win

PHOENIX (AP) Manager Dave Roberts admits he winced a little when the Dodgers’ schedule came out and he saw a 10-game road stretch in mid-to-late May that included lengthy trips to Philadelphia, Washington and Arizona.

Nearly two weeks and eight wins later, turns out it wasn’t so bad.

Tyler Anderson threw six effective innings, Will Smith added a solo homer and Los Angeles swept a four-game series from the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 3-1 win Sunday.

“When you get three, you want to go for four and get greedy,” Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman said. “It’s been a long road trip. Might as well end it on a positive note. It’s going to be good to get home – it feels like it’s been a long time.”

The Dodgers will return to California with a stellar 33-14 record that leads the NL West.

Anderson (6-0) continued his streak of great pitching, giving the Dodgers’ rotation a much-needed lift after injuries to Clayton Kershaw and Andrew Heaney. The veteran left-hander scattered five hits and has given up just two earned runs over his last 21 innings, spanning three starts that all ended in wins.

“His execution was fantastic,” Roberts said. “To be quite honest, we didn’t play good defense behind him. There’s a lot of plays we make that we didn’t make, but he didn’t bat an eye, picked us up and made pitches when he needed.”

Smith pushed the Dodgers ahead 1-0 in the second, driving the 12th pitch of the at-bat into the Chase Field swimming pool that sits just behind the right-center field wall.

The catcher’s lengthy plate appearance started with two called strikes, three balls and then six foul balls before the solo shot that was his fifth homer of the season.

The Dodgers – who won despite just four hits – added two more runs in the third on Freeman’s RBI single and Trea Turner’s RBI groundout. That was more than enough for Anderson and the bullpen, which worked through the Arizona lineup with relative ease.

“He’s been pretty incredible,” Freeman said about Anderson. “He throws strikes, he pounds the zone. That changeup, I’ve faced it, and it’s not fun, especially when he’s got the 92-93 (miles per hour) fastball working like he did today.”

David Price threw a scoreless seventh and Evan Phillips followed with a scoreless eighth. Craig Kimbrel gave up a run in the ninth but still recorded his 10th save.

It was a rough offensive series for the D-backs, who totaled eight runs over the four losses. Zach Davies (2-3) took the loss, giving up three earned runs over 5 1/3 innings.

David Peralta drove in the D-backs’ lone run with a pinch-hit triple in the ninth.

“It wasn’t an ideal series for us,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “We made a game of it in the ninth inning, some good clutch hitting by David gave us a chance to bring the tying run up to the plate. But prior to that, I thought we could have done a few more things in better fashion.”

TURNER AT 21

Turner pushed his hitting streak to 21 games with a single in the sixth. It’s the longest current hitting streak in the majors.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: OF/C Daulton Varsho pinch hit in the ninth inning, which was his first appearance since Friday. He was hit in the back of the right shoulder by a pitch Friday and was scratched from Saturday’s lineup with soreness.

UP NEXT

The Dodgers return home to start a three-game series with the Pirates on Monday. Los Angeles will start RHP Walker Buehler (6-1, 2.91 ERA). Pittsburgh will start RHP Zach Thompson (2-4, 5.20).

The Diamondbacks begin a three-game series at home with the Braves on Monday. Arizona will start RHP Zac Gallen (3-0, 2.22 ERA) while Atlanta will counter with RHP Spencer Strider (1-1, 2.22).

MLB: Red Sox hit season-high 5 HRs, tag Zimmermann, Orioles 12-2

BOSTON (AP) Bobby Dalbec hit a two-run homer, one of Boston’s season-high five longballs, and the Red Sox coasted to a 12-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.

Rafael Devers, Kike Hernandez, Franchy Cordero and Christian Arroyo each hit a solo drive for the Red Sox, who posted their ninth win in 12 games.

“Playing here is always fun, but it gets more fun when the ball is flying out like that in a day game,” Dalbec said, smiling.

All five Boston home runs came in four innings against Bruce Zimmermann (2-3). He allowed a previous career-high four homers in his last start Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Chants of “Let’s go, Celtics!” echoed around Fenway Park a handful of times and got louder when Boston scored five times in the eighth. The Celtics played at the Miami Heat hours later in Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.

Xander Bogaerts had three hits, including a two-run double. Cordero added a two-run double and Arroyo homered on the first pitch after he had to get a new bat.

“Energy comes from offense and we did a good job offensively today,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “The bottom of the lineup was outstanding.”

Jake Pivetta (4-4) gave up one run on five hits in six innings, improving to 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last five starts.

Boston’s averaged 7.3 runs in its last 19 games.

“It looks very much like we are and what we sought out to be,” Pivetta said. “The consistency is there top to bottom.”

Zimmermann allowed six runs and eight hits.

“They were on everything he threw,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “We just need to flush this one and try to win a series. We haven’t had too many of these and this wasn’t our day. Zimm struggled from the start. We just need to let this one go.”

The teams have split the first four of a five-game series.

Trey Mancini had three hits for the Orioles, who have lost four of six.

Dalbec got the homer barrage started in the second with his drive into the last row of Green Monster seats. One batter later, Cordero hit his into the center-field bleachers, making it 3-0.

Devers’ drive cleared Boston’s bullpen in the third before Arroyo and Hernandez hit theirs over the Monster the following inning.

Arroyo’s shot completely left Fenway to make it 5-0. His old bat splintered, slicing from the top down toward the middle, with the piece flying halfway to the mound when he fouled a pitch, forcing him to get another bat.

He said he went to a little different model.

“It’s funny. I hit it and came (into the dugout) and everyone was telling me … to start using that new one,” he said, laughing at his locker while telling the story. “Glad I went to the other one.”

Hernandez’s homer caromed off a billboard above the left-field wall.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Orioles: Anthony Santander appeared to injury something when he only got about halfway to first on his grounder to short, but after a visit from a trainer and Hyde he stayed in the game.

Red Sox: Cora said LHP Chris Sale, sidelined since early April because of a right rib fracture, would throw three times this week at the club’s spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida. The manager also said that RHP Hansel Robles, who went on the injured list Saturday with back spasms, may head to Florida, too, when the team goes on a West Coast trip later this week. … Cora said C Christian Vazquez left the game with a tight groin.

LONG SHOTS

Cordero’s was estimated at 448 feet and Devers – with an exit velocity of 110.7 mph – was 434.

DEBUT

Baltimore RHP Cody Sedlock made his major league debut, working three innings and giving up five runs. The 26-year-old struck out Trevor Story swinging for his first big league K.

UP NEXT

RHP Tyler Wells (1-4, 4.30 ERA) is slated to start for Baltimore in the finale of the five-game set on Monday night. Veteran LHP Rich Hill (1-3, 3.86) is set for Boston. Hill’s allowed four or fewer runs in his last 79 starts dating back to May of 2018, the majors’ longest active streak.

NHL: Spezza announces retirement, will join Leafs front office

TORONTO (AP) Veteran Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza announced his retirement Sunday after a 19-season NHL career.

The 38-year-old is moving into the Maple Leafs’ front office as a special assistant to GM Kyle Dubas.

Taken second overall by Ottawa in the 2001 draft, Spezza spent his first 11 seasons with the Ottawa Senators before joining the Dallas Stars in 2014 and Toronto in 2019.

Spezza finished with 995 points (363 goals and 632 assists) in 1,248 regular-season NHL games, with another 76 points (28 goals and 48 assists) in 97 playoff games.

The two-time NHL All-Star (2008, 2012) ranks in the top 100 on the NHL’s career list for games played (tied for 96th), assists (80th) and points (94th).

He had 12 goals and 13 assists in 71 games this season, adding another assist in five playoff games.

“Hockey has been my life’s work and to be able to come home to Toronto and bookend my playing career where it started was incredible,” Spezza said in a statement. “To the fans – in Ottawa, Dallas, Toronto and across the league – your impact on the game is immeasurable. I’ll never be able to replicate that feeling of stepping onto the ice to the roar of the crowd, but it is something I’ll always remember. Thank you.”

The eighth captain in Ottawa franchise history, Spezza ranks sixth in games played (686), and second in goals (251), assists (436) and points (687) through his 11 seasons with the Senators.

Spezza added veteran savvy to the Leafs during his time in Toronto, often playing a bigger role with the team off the ice than on it.

“It is difficult to describe just how much of a lasting and positive impact that Jason Spezza made in his three seasons with the Maple Leafs,” Dubas said. “Jason’s passion for the game of hockey, his desire to continuously push himself and his teammates to improve, as well as his capacity to make strong connections with all members of the organization, have been invaluable.

“Though today marks the end of his tenure with us as a player, it is a pleasure to have him join our front office to impart all that he has to offer.”

Spezza represented Canada at four world championships (2008, 2009, 2011, 2015), three world junior championships (2000, 2001, 2002) and the Spengler Cup in 2012.

Burns playoff birdie to beat No. 1 Scheffler at Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Sam Burns has a winning moment of his own at Colonial.

Just more than two hours after finishing his round of 5-under 65 to get to 9 under, Burns came back out for a playoff and made a 38-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole Sunday to beat Scottie Scheffler, his best friend the No. 1 player in the world.

“I can assure you, he wanted to beat me more than anybody else and I wanted to beat him more than anybody else,” Burns said. “It’s going to be a fun story that we’ll get to have for the rest of our careers, and fortunately I got the better end of it this time. But hopefully we’re at the beginning of these situations.”

After Burns had a birdie chance stop just inches short at No. 18 to finish his round, there were still eight groups left on the course. Scheffler was in the last of those, and at one point during that time was among five players tied at 10 under on the back nine.

The gusty wind changed all that. And Scheffler needed three clutch putts for a 72 just to get into the playoff between the 25-year-old standouts.

“I can assure you I did not envy them while they were out there playing,” Burns said. “Didn’t feel like it was blowing any less than we were out there, it was just one of those things when you finally finish, you’re just ready to be done.”

The seven-stroke comeback matched Nick Price in 1994 for the biggest in a final round to win Colonial. And it came 11 years after Burns was there as a teenager when David Toms, also a former LSU Tiger, won after taking the lead for good with an 83-yard wedge shot for eagle at the par-5 11th.

“I remember that week like it was yesterday,” Burns said.

The playoff began with drives into the fairway at No. 18, the same hole where just moments earlier Scheffler made a 6-foot par after his approach on his 72nd hole went into the bunker.

Scheffler got on the green with his approach in the playoff, but was 36 feet away. Burns hit just off the back edge of the green his put curled the last few feet into the cup. Scheffler made a good run with his putt, but didn’t have a birdie all day.

“With the gusts as high as they were, it was really difficult to putt them. But I gave myself a lot of looks. I just didn’t have it today,” Scheffler said. “Props to Sam. He played great.”

It was the third win this season for Burns, and fourth overall in his last 27 starts. The world’s 10th-ranked player won at Valspar for the second time in March.

The win at the Charles Schwab Classic was worth $1,512,000, along with a plaid jacket and a custom-built 1979 Schwab Firebird Trans Am.

Masters champion Scheffler was going for his fifth victory in his last 10 starts. He missed becoming the first player since Tom Watson in 1980 with five wins in a PGA Tour season before the start of June.

Burns was 5 under on the front nine to make his turn at 9 under. He had birdie at No. 11, but then had bogey after a wayward tee shot and a penalty stroke. He parred out and then waited.

After Scheffler’s first putt at the 17th went 8 feet past the hole, he pumped his fist when he made the par save. That was even more emphatic than his reaction when he also pushed a birdie attempt 9 foot past at No. 15 and also saved par there.

Brendon Todd (71), in the final group with Scheffler, gave up his share of the lead with bogeys at Nos. 11 and 12. That dropped him to 8 under, where he stayed to finish in third alone, a stroke ahead of Tony Finau (67), Davis Riley (69) and Scott Stallings (72).

Temperatures were again in the mid-90s with sustained wind of more than 20 mph gusting to more than 30 mph, much like Saturday. The greens got firmer, and the wind made it even more difficult to get on – and to putt when players did.

Stallings was 10 under when he flew his approach over the No. 12 green onto a slope with his view to the green obstructed by a temporary TV tower. After getting a drop from that, relief from standing on a sprinkler head and then even more relief from a temporary sign, Stallings was 43 yards from the hole with a direct line to it. But his approach came up short and he ended up with bogey.

Harold Varner III, in contention for his first PGA Tour victory, was in the group with Stallings and also fell out of a share of the lead when he four-putted from just inside 20 feet after the long wait for a triple bogey. He had two double bogeys and another triple bogey after that for a back-nine 10-over 45. He shot 78 to tie for 27th at even par.

During that delay, Scheffler was in the fairway at No. 12 and suddenly back in the lead alone at 10 under. But that was short-lived. His approach came up just short and he missed a 3 1/2-foot par putt.

PGA Tour rookie Riley took the outright lead at 11 under with sixth birdie of the day, a tap-in at the par-5 11th after chipping from behind the green after a 340-yard drive and a 305-yard approach. But his par putt at No. 13 curled off the cut and his drive at No. 14 went out-of-bounds on way to double-bogey 6.

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Eun-Hee Ji wins LPGA Match-Play, gets US Women’s Open spot

LAS VEGAS (AP) Eun-Hee Ji won the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play on Sunday for a spot next week in the U.S. Women’s Open, beating Ayaka Furue 3 and 2 in cooler conditions at Shadow Creek.

Ji, the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open winner at Saucon Valley, took the last spot at Pine Needles with her sixth LPGA Tour victory and first since 2019.

“I’m so excited to win the tournament,” Ji said. “Then going to next week, this is the way to be going into next week. I’m so exciting.”

At 36, Ji is the oldest South Korean winner in LPGA Tour history. Ranked 83rd in the world, she was seeded 36th in the 64-player field.

“I don’t feel old,” Ji said.

The temperature was in the high-80s Sunday after 100-degree heat the first three days and temperatures in the mid-90s Saturday. After a windy morning for the semifinals, it was somewhat calmer in the afternoon.

“This wind affect a lot,” Ji said. “It’s really hard golf course today, especially from the tee shot. Really have to make sure keep it in the fairway. “

Ji was asked if she was more more physically tired or mentally exhausted after playing seven matches in five days, four in the last two days.

“Both. My feet almost not moving last couple holes and my back hurts, starting to hurt,” Ji said. “Really tired now.”

Furue is winless on the LPGA Tour. Ranked 27th, the 22-year-old Japanese player was seeded 10th.

“It was definitely tough conditions out there,” Furue said. “I was having to use my brain a lot with the wind being so strong. Just not only physically draining, but mentally draining as well.”

Both players struggled early, combining for three par wins and three bogey halves on the first seven holes.

After making bogeys on the first two par 5s to fall a hole behind, Ji birdied the par-3 eighth to tie it. She holed out from 92 yards for eagle on the par-5 ninth and won the par-4 10th with a par for a 2-up lead.

Furue took the par-4 11th with her lone birdie of the match, and Ji countered with a par win on the par-4 12th. They halved the next three holes and Ji ended it with a par win on the par-5 16th – holing a 10-footer before Furue missed her par try.

In the windy morning semifinals, Ji beat Andrea Lee 4 and 3, and Furue edged Lilia Vu 2 and 1. Vu beat Lee 4 and 2 in the third-place match for the former UCLA player’s best finish on the tour.

“Exhausted. That’s all I can say,” Vu said. “It’s tiring. My back is barely hanging in there. Going to have to do something before the next week.”

Ji opened group play Wednesday with a 4-and-2 victory over 29th-seeded Pajaree Anannarukarn, beat fourth-seeded Danielle Kang 2 and 1 on Thursday, and tied 61st-seeded Kelly Tan on Friday to win the group. On Saturday, Ji beat 20th-seeded Hye-Jin Choi 2 and 1 in the round of 16 and routed 12th-seeded Madelene Sagstrom 7 and 6 in the quarterfinals.

“Big thing is, I finished early yesterday,” Ji said. “I have enough rest than other player. That that makes it a little bit easier to me.”

Ji had a simple plan for the U.S. Women’s Open.

Nadal to face Djokovic at French Open after 5-set victory

PARIS (AP) By the end of only the third five-setter Rafael Nadal has played in 112 career matches at Roland Garros, as the sun and temperature descended and the chants of “Ra-fa! Ra-fa!” filled the evening air, the man known as the King of Clay showed precisely what this meant to him.

With every sprint-slide-and-stretch to reach a seemingly unreachable shot off the yellow racket of his opponent, Felix Auger-Aliassime; with every right-to-a-corner winner; with every well-struck volley, Nadal would hop or throw an uppercut or scream “Vamos!” – and, often, all of the above.

Nadal got through his first serious test of this French Open by edging No. 9 seed Auger-Aliassime 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 across nearly 4 1/2 hours of even, entertaining tennis in the fourth round Sunday at Court Philippe Chatrier.

“Being honest, every match that I play here, I don’t know if it’s going to be my last match here in Roland Garros. … That’s my situation now,” said Nadal, who turns 36 on Friday. “That’s why I am just trying to enjoy as much as possible.”

And the reward for coming through this one? A tantalizing matchup against rival Novak Djokovic in Tuesday’s quarterfinals.

Nadal improved to 3-0 in five-set matches at the clay-court tournament he has dominated the way no one ever has dominated any Grand Slam event. Overall he is 109-3 here, and two of those defeats came against Djokovic, including in last year’s semifinals in their most recent showdown.

The significance of the rivalry: Tuesday’s meeting will be their 59th, more than any other two men have played each other in the sport’s professional era. Djokovic leads 30-28, although Nadal has a 7-2 advantage at the French Open.

“We have a lot of history together,” said Nadal, who attended the Champions League final Saturday night won by his favorite club, Real Madrid, and didn’t get back to his room until after midnight.

Looking at the larger picture, the formerly No. 1-ranked Nadal’s record 13 championships at Roland Garros are part of his haul of 21 Grand Slam trophies, a record for men. The currently No. 1-ranked Djokovic, twice the title winner at the French Open, is just one behind Nadal in the total Slam count, tied with Roger Federer at 20.

Djokovic beat 15th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 earlier Sunday and has won all 12 sets he’s played in the tournament.

“It’s a huge challenge,” Djokovic said about playing Nadal, “and probably the biggest one that you can have here in Roland Garros. I’m ready for it.”

The other quarterfinal in their half of the men’s bracket is between No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev, the 2020 U.S. Open runner-up, and No. 6 Carlos Alcaraz, the 19-year-old from Spain who leads the tour with four titles this year. Zverev beat 131st-ranked qualifier Bernabe Zapata Miralles 7-6 (11), 7-5, 6-3, and Alcaraz displayed a back-to-the-net, between-the-legs lob while wrapping up the day’s schedule with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 victory over No. 21 Karen Khachanov.

Two women’s quarterfinals were set, too: 18-year-old Coco Gauff against 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in an all-American matchup, and 2021 U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez of Canada against 59th-ranked Martina Trevisan of Italy.

The remaining fourth-round matches are Monday.

Might be tough for any of them to live up to what Nadal and Auger-Aliassime produced as the temperature dipped below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 Celsius) and a 10 mph (15 kph) wind made it feel even chillier as 9 p.m. approached during the denouement.

Wrapped in souvenir orange French Open towels and blankets of various hues, spectators appreciated every last drop of drama, singing both players’ first names and rising to their feet to applaud the many spectacular exchanges. One member of the audience, however, did not stick around for the fifth set: Toni Nadal, who is Rafael’s uncle and coached him to 16 of his Grand Slam titles but now is helping coach Auger-Aliassime. Uncle Toni, as he’s known to many, stayed away from both players’ guest boxes – how could he choose a side? – and instead sat in the front row right behind one of the baselines, applauding both men’s winners and avoiding showing any delight derived from anyone’s miscues, until departing at the outset of the deciding set.

He missed quite a finish.

Nadal used increasingly aggressive tactics, moving forward when possible and pouncing on any short ball from his foe. Returning while up 4-3, Nadal snapped his left wrist for a forehand passing winner that left him yelling and punching the air – and left Auger-Aliassime, a semifinalist at the 2021 U.S. Open but 0-2 for his career at the French Open until this year, hanging his head.

That gave Nadal two break points, and he converted the second with a backhand winner. Soon enough, it all was over.

“He raised his level when he needed to,” Auger-Aliassime said.

Nadal hadn’t dropped a set in the tournament until facing Auger-Aliassime, a 21-year-old from Canada equipped with a big serve and forehand.

“I suffered,” Nadal said.

Since starting the season with a 20-0 record, including an Australian Open title in January when Djokovic was not allowed to participate because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19, Nadal has dealt with a rib injury and a recurrence of the chronic pain in his left foot that has troubled him for years. He has said repeatedly in Paris that he had no idea how well he’d be able to play.

If he was hurting Sunday was impossible to know – and, more to the point, impossible to tell. His movement was unhindered, his relentlessness intact.

He will have time to recover and get ready himself to take on Djokovic, who spent roughly half as much time on court Sunday.

“These are special matches,” Nadal said. “I don’t know if I’ll have what it takes to beat someone like Novak, but I’m going to try.”

Coco Gauff, now 18, returns to French Open quarterfinals

PARIS (AP) Quite a trip to Paris in the springtime for 18-year-old American Coco Gauff: She celebrated graduating from high school – an achievement saluted via social media by former first lady Michelle Obama – and now is into the French Open quarterfinals for the second consecutive year.

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Learning as she goes, Gauff took control of a tight opening set against No. 31 seed Elise Mertens of Belgium on Sunday and grabbed the last eight games to pull away for a 6-4, 6-0 victory in the fourth round at Roland Garros.

“You’re never going to play your best tennis in a Slam every moment of the match, but I think I’m getting better and better,” said Gauff, who is seeded 18th at the clay-court major tournament, “and I think, mentally, I can’t ask for much more from myself in each match.”

Next up will be a match against Sloane Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2018 French Open runner-up, who defeated No. 23 seed Jil Teichmann of Switzerland 6-2, 6-0 later Sunday.

“I love Coco. … I really look forward to it,” said Stephens, a 29-year-old American who arrived at Roland Garros on a five-match losing streak and with a ranking of No. 64.

The other quarterfinal on the bottom half of the draw will be a meeting between left-handers: No. 17 Leylah Fernandez, a 19-year-old Canadian who reached the final at last year’s U.S. Open, against 59th-ranked Martina Trevisan of Italy, who also got to the quarterfinals in Paris two years ago.

Fernandez compiled more than twice as many winners, 35, as unforced errors, 17, and broke serve a half-dozen times to beat 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on a chilly, windy day. Trevisan grabbed the last four games and eliminated Aliaksandra Sasnovich 7-6 (10), 7-5.

“Every time I step out on the court, I still have something to prove,” said Fernandez, who was ranked only 73rd last September when she beat four-time major champion Naomi Osaka on the way to being the runner-up to Emma Raducanu at Flushing Meadows. “I still have that mindset I’m the underdog. I’m still young.”

Gauff, of course, is even younger.

A 2021, she was the youngest French Open quarterfinalist in 15 years, but frittered away five set points in the opener of a loss to eventual champion Barbora Krejcikova.

That stuck with her Sunday, when she was in a back-and-forth first set against Mertens that was 4-all before Gauff got going. Afterward, she praised herself for staying calm in the moment.

“That was the biggest lesson I learned last year in my quarterfinal match. I had a couple set points and I think I freaked out when some of those points didn’t go my way,” said Gauff, who delivered one around-the-net-post backhand on the run, but ultimately lost that exchange. “Today, I didn’t freak out when a couple of those important points didn’t go my way.”

Gauff burst onto the scene at Wimbledon in 2019 when she was 15 by becoming the youngest – yes, there’s that word again – qualifier in tournament history, beating Venus Williams in the first round of the main draw and getting all the way to the fourth.

Other Week 2 runs at major tournaments have followed, although she’s prouder of her success with schoolwork. She posted a series of pictures on Instagram of herself wearing her cap and gown and holding a diploma, the Eiffel Tower in the background.

A response from Obama, whom Gauff has met, was a nice surprise.

“I’m super thankful for that message. … What really meant a lot: It wasn’t about the tennis, it was about my education,” Gauff said. “So I think that meant more to me.”

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INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS BASEBALL: Bae’s Homer Lifts Indians Past Saints, 7-4

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Ji-Hwan Bae launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning to put the Indianapolis Indians out of reach of the St. Paul Saints and take the sixth game of a seven-game set on Saturday night, 7-4.

Down 3-2 after surrendering a two-run lead, the Indians (24-22) plated four runs in the fifth to recapture the lead for good. After Hoy Park roped a leadoff double, Carter Bins grooved a single up the middle to tie the game at three. With two outs in the inning, Bae’s fifth longball of the season gave Indy a 5-3 lead. Bligh Madris then doubled to score Mason Martin and tack on the fourth run of the inning.

The Indians got on the board first for the fifth consecutive game against the Saints after the first three batters hit safely. Canaan Smith-Njigba led the game off with a base hit and scored after Travis Swaggerty belted an RBI triple over the center fielder’s head. Bae then shot a single to the opposite field to score Swaggerty and take an early 2-0 lead.

St. Paul (19-27) took the lead in the third frame with three runs off four hits. Royce Lewis singled and stole second to put himself in scoring position before Alex Kirilloff hit an RBI line drive to center field. Spencer Steer then hit a two-run blast to put the Saints ahead 3-2 before Indy’s comeback.

Ronny Henriquez (L, 0-2) managed to put together three scoreless innings with eight strikeouts after allowing two runs in the first inning, but was charged with three of Indy’s four runs after exiting the fifth inning with two outs.

Bryse Wilson (W, 1-0) tossed 6.0 innings in his first start with Indianapolis. He allowed four runs off six hits and fanned eight in his outing. Eric Hanhold and Aaron Fletcher combined to hold St. Paul scoreless for the final three frames.

Bae, Swaggerty and Bins each notched multi-hit games for the Indians. Bae went 2-for-5 with a team-leading three RBI to extend his on-base streak to a career-high 25 games.

The Indians and Saints will face off in the rubber match on Sunday night at 6:07 PM ET. RHP Cole Sands will take the mound for the Saints while the Indians have yet to name a starter.

BALL STATE BASEBALL: Cardinals Fall to Chippewas in MAC Championship

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State baseball team closed out the season in the Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship game on Sunday. The Cardinals dropped the hard-hitting contest to the Chippewas 11-7.

Zach Cole, Ryan Peltier, and Tyler Schweitzer were named to the MAC All-Tournament team after a great week in Muncie.

Amir Wright and Adam Tellier led the way as they each posted a 3-for-5 day at the plate. Peltier and Tellier each drove in two runs for the Cardinals.

Peltier extended his hitting streak to 14 games as he extended his streak of reaching safely to 19 straight. Cole recorded a hit in his 10th straight. Nick Powell has now reached safely in 22-straight games.

The Chippewas got on the board first in the top of the first on two hits and one Cardinal error.

Wright led off the bottom of the first with a triple down the right field line. Cole followed with a single to center field to tie the game. Trenton Quartermaine drew a five-pitch walk to give the Cardinals runners on first and second. Powell singled to left field and scored Cole from second. Tellier recorded a ground-rule double down the right field line to score Quartermaine. With runners on second and third, Peltier singled up the middle to score Powell. Peltier stole second and a throwing error by the catcher allowed Tellier to score. Ball State took a 5-1 lead into the second inning.

Central Michigan added a run on three hits in the top of the second.

In the top of the third, CMU loaded the bases, but Trennor O’Donnell closed the door and got out of the inning unscathed. Ball State held a 5-2 lead as the game went into the fifth inning.

In the home half of the fifth, Hunter Dobbins led off the inning with a triple to right center for the Cardinals. Powell grounded out to the shortstop as Dobbins scored from third.

The Chippewas closed the gap to 6-4 in the top of the fifth on a two-run homer by Robby Morgan. Garret Navarra gave CMU its first lead of the day with a three-run home run to left center in the top of the seventh. Central Michigan held a 7-6 lead as the game went to the bottom of the seventh.

Powell started a two-out rally in the bottom of the seventh with a single to left field. Tellier kept the inning alive with a single through the left side. Peltier doubled off the bag at third and scored Powell. The Cardinals tied it at 7-7 as the game went to the eighth inning.

In the top of the eighth inning, Central Michigan scored two runs on three hits to take a 9-7 lead as the game entered the home half of the eighth. CMU added two more runs in the top of the ninth and took an 11-7 lead. The Chippewas went on to claim an 11-7 victory.

O’Donnell got the start on the mound for the Cardinals. He struck out three batters and surrendered four runs, three earned, in five innings of work. Sam Klein got the loss in 2 1/3 innings of relief and fell to 4-3 on the season. He struck out three and gave up four earned runs. Tyler Schweitzer, Ty Johnson, and Ryan Brown finished the game with a combined 1 2/3 innings between the three of them.

Jake Jones started the game for Central Michigan and went 1/3 of an inning with four earned runs. Andrew Taylor notched 4 2/3 innings in relief with six strikeouts with two runs surrendered, one earned. Ryan Palmblad added 1 2/3 innings with one earned run. Adam Mrakitsch picked up the win in 1 1/3 innings with one strikeout. Jordan Patty added a scoreless inning to close out the game.

The Cardinals finished the season with a 40-19 record and were the MAC regular season champions with a conference record of 32-7. It is just the third time in Ball State history that a team has recorded 40 wins in a season.

The Chippewas improved to 42-17 and earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament with the MAC’s automatic bid.

From the Coach – Head Coach Rich Maloney

“What a fantastic season with a great group of young men. Grinding for 40 wins and winning the MAC regular season title is special. For our boys to pull that off is pretty amazing. To beat a Central Michigan team five-straight times is really amazing considering the rest of the league was hardly beating them at all. I feel bad for our boys that we couldn’t finish off this tournament. They played their hearts out today and all year long. Down the stretch, Central just got it done a little better than us.”

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1894       After going 0-for-6 in the first game of a doubleheader, Beaneater Bob Lowe becomes the first major leaguer to hit four home runs in one game, helping Boston beat Cincinnati and Elton ‘Icebox’ Chamberlain, 20-11.

1904       At Cincinnati’s Palace of the Fans, 32-year-old Cubs’ first baseman Frank Chance is plunked by a pitch five times during a doubleheader. In the first game of the twin bill, the future Hall of Famer loses consciousness briefly when one of the misguided pitches hits the Peerless Leader’s head.

1913       Red Sox outfielder and future Hall of Famer Harry Hooper becomes the first major leaguer to start both games of a doubleheader with a home run. The feat will not occur again until 1993, when A’s leadoff hitter Rickey Henderson opens each game of a twin bill against Cleveland with a homer.

1921       During an impressive Memorial Day ceremony at the Polo Grounds, Eddie Grant Memorial, erected in memory of a former Giants player killed in World War I, is dedicated. Under the watchful eye of Baseball commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, the five-foot-high monument, located at the base of the clubhouse wall in center field, 465 feet from home plate, is unveiled by the Harvard-educated third baseman’s sisters Florence Grant Robinson and Louise Grant Winters.

1922       Chicago outfielder Cliff Heathcote and Redbird right fielder Max Flack exchange their Cardinal and Cub uniforms after being traded for one another between games of a doubleheader. The fly chasers will both get hits for their new teams in the nightcap of the Cubs Park twin bill, in a sweep by the home team, 4-1 and 3-1.

1925       Between games of a doubleheader against the Pirates at Forbes Field, second baseman Rogers Hornsby, who will continue to be an active player, replaces Branch Rickey as the Cardinals manager. Rickey will remain in his role as the team’s general manager until 1942.

1927       Cubs’ shortstop Jimmy Cooney completes an unassisted triple play as he snares Paul Waner’s liner, steps on second to double up Paul’s brother, Lloyd, and then tags Clyde Barnhart coming from first for the third out.

1930       Rogers Hornsby receives his MVP award and is given a thousand gold coins by National League president John Heydler at a ceremony at home plate before the Cubs’ contest against St. Louis. Ironically, the ‘Rajah’ will break his ankle while advancing to third base during the Wrigley Field contest and will not play again until the middle of August.

1932       After dropping a twin bill, some White Sox players accuse George Moriarty of deliberately blowing calls against their team. The umpire, a former Pale Hose player himself, challenges his accusers to a fight, but after he knocks down pitcher Milt Gaston with one punch, skipper Lew Fonseca and backstops Charlie Berry and Frank Grube even the score by thrashing the aggressive arbitrator.

1932       In a pregame ceremony, the Yankees dedicate a plaque in memory of skipper Miller Huggins. Their former manager, who died near the end of last season, would be delighted with today’s doubleheader sweep of the Red Sox, 7-5 and 13-3.

1934       Ben Chapman breaks up Earl Whitehill’s no-hitter at Yankee Stadium at the bottom of the ninth inning. Last season, the Bronx Bomber left fielder, after being provoked, hit the right-hander with a punch in the passageway, causing a melee between the two teams that resulted in a 20-minute delay of the game before the police could restore order.

1934       Burleigh Grimes notches the last victory by a pitcher legally allowed to throw a doctored pitch, tossing four innings of shutout ball in relief in the Yankees’ 5-4 extra-inning triumph over the Senators in the Bronx. The 40-year-old spitballer, who records his 270th and final career win, is the last of the 17 hurlers who received permission to throw the banned pitches altered by a foreign substance after being outlawed in 1920.

1935       At the Baker Bowl, Babe Ruth of the Boston Braves plays his final major league game, going hitless in a first-inning at-bat against the Phillies. On June 2, the former Yankees superstar will announce his retirement from baseball.

1938       A new Yankee Stadium attendance record is set as 81,841 fans attend a Memorial Day doubleheader against the Red Sox. The Bronx Bombers sweep the twin bill, 10-0 and 5-4, with the nightcap ending on a wild throw by Boston’s third baseman Pinky Higgins.

1943       With contests played in Rockford (Illinois) and Racine (Wisconsin), the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League begins the first season of its 12-year existence. The original AAGPBL four-team circuit, which includes the war-production cities of Kenosha (Wisconsin) and South Bend (Indiana), will attract 176,612 baseball enthusiasts during the league’s inaugural season.

1946       In Boston’s 10-8 victory over the Dodgers, Bama Rowell’s long drive hits the Bulova clock located above the right-field scoreboard, marking the first time a major leaguer reaches the famous Ebbets Field landmark. The crushing blow, that shatters the face of the clock causing the glass to cascade onto Dodgers’ Dixie Walker, is the inspiration of Bernard Malamud having Roy Hobbs, the hero of his 1952 novel, The Natural, belt a similar home run, which also rains glass over the diamond.

1956       Mickey Mantle comes within 18 inches of becoming the first player to hit a home run out of Yankee Stadium. The prodigious poke off Senators’ right-hander Pedro Ramos was still climbing when the ball struck the facade in the upper stands in right field.

1956       At Yankee Stadium, Billy and his brothers attend their first big-league game with their dad, Jack Crystal. The future show biz superstar, who will write and perform a one-man play about his father and develop a movie script about the 1961 Yankees, tremendously enjoys watching his beloved Bronx Bombers sweep a mid-week doubleheader from the Senators, 4-3 and 12-5.

1962       The Mets complete their first-ever triple play when shortstop Elio Chacon snags Willie Davis’s liner and flips the ball to Charlie Neal to double off Maury Wills at second, with the third out coming on a ball thrown to Gil Hodges to catch Jim Gilliam off first base. New York will be the victim of the only other triple killing this season when Joe Pignatano, in his final major league at-bat, pops out to Cubs second baseman Ken Hubbs, who starts a 4-3-6 play in the eighth in the season finale played a Wrigley Field.

1962       Frank Thomas strokes a double off Sandy Koufax in the Mets’ 13-6 loss to Los Angeles, extending his franchise mark of consecutive games with a hit to 18 for the expansion team. The streak, which will be only one shy of Maury Wills’ league-leading total for the season, is halted when the New York left fielder goes 0-for-4 in the nightcap of the Dodgers’ sweep at the Polo Grounds.

1967       After retiring the first 21 batters he faces, Cardinal starter Dick Hughes gives up two runs in the eighth inning in an eventual 2-1 loss to the Reds at Crosley Field. After the Redbirds mount a rally in the top of the ninth when Orlando Cepeda and Tim McCarver open the frame with singles, the game ends abruptly when Phil Gagliano hits into a 6-4-3-2 triple play, with the last out being recorded at the plate when Cepeda attempts to score from third base.

1970       The fans, using new computerized punch cards as ballots, will again select the All-Star squads. For the past twelve seasons, managers, coaches, and players decided on the rosters after the Reds rooters stuffed the ballot box in 1957, electing all but one of their starting position players to the Midsummer Classic.

1974       Sadaharu Oh becomes the first Japanese player to hit 600 career homers, joining American big-leaguers Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Willie Mays in reaching the milestone. The 34-year-old Yomiuri Giants’ first baseman will hit 868 round-trippers during his 22-year career, a world record.

1976       The Astros bang out 25 hits, a franchise high, beating the Braves in the nightcap of an Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium twin bill, 16-5. Twenty-three of Houston’s safeties are singles, a National League record.

1977       Twenty-two-year-old Indian right-hander Dennis Eckersley throws a 12-strikeout no-hitter, beating the Angels at Cleveland Stadium, 1-0. The lone run scores in the first inning when Duane Kuiper, who had tripled thanks to the ball skipping under Gil Flores’ glove in center field, is squeezed in by Jim Morris.

1982       Cal Ripken’s 2,632 record consecutive game streak, which will span 17 seasons, begins with the Oriole rookie going 0-for-2, batting eighth in a 6-0 loss to Toronto at Memorial Stadium. The 21-year-old infielder plays third base, his position for the first 27 games of the streak, before becoming the team’s everyday shortstop, en route to surpassing Lou Gehrig’s remarkable feat in 1995.

1986       In a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers at Three Rivers Stadium, future home run king Barry Bonds goes 0-for-5 in his major league debut. The Pirates center fielder, batting leadoff, strikes out three times.

1987       Eric Davis becomes the first National League player to hit three grand slams in a month. The 25-year-old outfielder’s 19th homer of the season proves to be the difference in the Reds’ 6-2 victory over Pittsburgh.

1992       Yankees right-hander Scott Sanderson beats the Brewers, 8-1, to become the ninth pitcher to defeat all 26 teams in the majors. Nolan Ryan, Tommy John, Don Sutton, Mike Torrez, Rick Wise, Gaylord Perry, Doyle Alexander, and Goose Gossage accomplished the feat previously.

1998       In an emotional on-the-field ceremony, Dan Quisenberry becomes the sixteenth member of the Royals Hall of Fame. The sinkerball pitcher with a submarine delivery was diagnosed with a Grade IV malignant astrocytoma and underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor in January.

1998       Mark McGwire hits his 27th home run to establish a major league record for the most homers hit before June. Last season, Ken Griffey Jr. set the previous mark with 24 round-trippers in the first two months of the season.

2001       After ending a streak of five straight losses to the Yankees, Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez makes light of the Curse of the Bambino by suggesting someone should wake up the Babe so he could drill him with a pitch. Boston will not beat the Bronx Bombers again during their final seven meetings of the season.

2001       At Pac Bell, the game lasts five hours, 53 minutes, and 18 innings before the Diamondbacks defeat the Giants, 1-0. Erubiel Durazo’s double plating Steve Finley accounts for the game’s only run.

2001       Barry Bonds hits career homer No. 522, passing Willie McCovey and Ted Williams to #11 on the all-time list and making him the number one lefty home run hitter in National League history. The round-tripper is the 17th hit by the Giant outfielder in May, breaking the record set by Mickey Mantle (1956) and Mark McGwire (1998).

2003       At Shea Stadium, the Braves go deep four times off former teammate Tom Glavine to tie a National League record by hitting 55 home runs in a calendar month. The New York Giants (July, 1947) and the Cardinals (April, 2000) are the other teams to accomplish the feat.

2007       Toronto’s third baseman Howie Clark, believing he hears teammate John McDonald calling to make the play, allows Jorge Posada’s ninth-inning pop fly to land on the ground untouched for an RBI single. The Blue Jays, convinced it was baserunner Alex Rodriguez’s voice, which caused the infielder to back off the play, become incensed, describing the Yankee superstar’s behavior as bush league.

2010       Max Scherzer becomes the first hurler since 1900 to strike out 14 batters in less than six innings. The Tigers right-hander reaches the total in five and two-thirds shutout frames en route to a Detroit 10-2 victory over Oakland at Comerica Park.

2013       Jacoby Ellsbury sets a single-game franchise record when he swipes five bases in the Red Sox’ 9-2 victory over Philadelphia. The 29-year-old center fielder led the American League in stolen bases in his first two seasons in the majors, but injuries during the recent years have slowed down the Boston speedy leadoff hitter.

2014       The Mets become the first team to have three players appear in a game whose last name begins with a lower case letter d, when Travis d’Arnaud, Jacob deGrom, and Matt den Dekker all play in the Mets’ 6-5 walk-off loss to Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. After using an upside-down capital ‘P’ on d’Arnaud’s jersey, equipment manager Kevin Kierst, asked Majestic, MLB’s uniform supplier, to make ‘small’ letters available knowing there be even more of a need this season.

TV MONDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
MILWAUKEE AT CHI. CUBS1:05PMMARQ
BALLY SPORTS
MINNESOTA AT DETROIT1:10PMBALLY SPORTS
SAN DIEGO AT ST. LOUIS2:15PMBALLY SPORTS
SAN FRANCISCO AT PHILADELPHIA4:05PMNBCS-PHI
NBCS-BAY
HOUSTON AT OAKLAND4:07PMATTSN-SW
NBCS-CA
MIAMI AT COLORADO4:10PMBALLY SPORTS
ATTSN-RM
KANSAS CITY AT CLEVELAND6:10PMBALLY SPORTS
BALTIMORE AT BOSTON7:10PMMASN/2
NESN
WASHINGTON AT NY METS7:10PMMASN/2
SNY
MILWAUKEE AT CHI. CUBS7:40PMMARQ
BALLY SPORTS
TAMPA BAY AT TEXAS8:05PMBALLY SPORTS
ATLANTA AT ARIZONA8:10PMBALLY SPORTS
PITTSBURGH AT LA DODGERS10:10PMATTSN-PIT
SPORTSNET
NHL PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
EAST SEMIFINALS GAME 7: NY RANGERS AT CAROLINA8:00PM
SOCCERTIME ETTV
NWSL: KANSAS CITY CURRENT VS RACING LOUISVILLE FC3:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: AL AHLY VS WYDAD CASABLANCA3:00PMBEIN SPORTS
BRASILEIRÃO: INTERNACIONAL VS ATLÉTICO GOIANIENSE7:00PMPARAMOUNT+

TV TUESDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
MINNESOTA AT DETROIT1:10PMBALLY SPORTS
KANSAS CITY AT CLEVELAND6:10PMBALLY SPORTS
SAN FRANCISCO AT PHILADELPHIA6:45PMNBCS-PHI
NBCS-BAY
LA ANGELS AT NY YANKEES7:05PMTBS
BALLY SPORTS
YES
SEATTLE AT BALTIMORE7:05PMMASN/2
ROOT SPORTS
CHI. WHITE SOX AT TORONTO7:07PMNBCS-CHI
SPORTSNET
CINCINNATI AT BOSTON7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
NESN
MINNESOTA AT DETROIT7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
WASHINGTON AT NY METS7:10PMMASN/2
SNY
SAN DIEGO AT ST. LOUIS7:45PMBALLY SPORTS
MILWAUKEE AT CHI. CUBS8:05PMMARQ
BALLY SPORTS
TAMPA BAY AT TEXAS8:05PMBALLY SPORTS
MIAMI AT COLORADO8:40PMBALLY SPORTS
ATTSN-RM
ATLANTA AT ARIZONA9:40PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
HOUSTON AT OAKLAND9:40PMATTSN-SW
NBCS-CA
PITTSBURGH AT LA DODGERS10:10PMMLBN
ATTSN-PIT
SPORTSNET
NHL PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
WEST FINALS GAME 1: EDMONTON AT COLORADO8:00PMTNT
SOCCERTIME ETTV
TOULON TOURNAMENT:JAPAN U19 VS ALGERIA U238:00AMFUBOTV
TOULON TOURNAMENT: COLOMBIA U19 VS COMOROS U2011:30AMFUBOTV
WNBATIME ETTV
PHOENIX AT CHICAGO8:00PMESPN2
CONNECTICUT AT LAS VEGAS10:00PMESPN2

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES3315.68817 – 716 – 819 – 1012 – 42 – 15 – 5L 2
TAMPA BAY2819.5964.517 – 1111 – 810 – 64 – 510 – 76 – 4W 2
TORONTO2720.5745.514 – 813 – 129 – 101 – 314 – 57 – 3W 5
BOSTON2325.4791012 – 1211 – 137 – 136 – 79 – 47 – 3W 1
BALTIMORE2029.40813.512 – 118 – 1810 – 164 – 63 – 45 – 5L 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA2919.60417 – 1112 – 86 – 516 – 67 – 67 – 3W 1
CHI WHITE SOX2323.500511 – 1312 – 109 – 77 – 124 – 35 – 5W 1
CLEVELAND1924.4427.58 – 811 – 163 – 49 – 84 – 63 – 7L 1
DETROIT1729.3701111 – 146 – 156 – 67 – 101 – 84 – 6W 1
KANSAS CITY1630.348128 – 158 – 151 – 511 – 141 – 52 – 8L 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON3018.62514 – 616 – 123 – 69 – 115 – 96 – 4W 1
LA ANGELS2722.5513.515 – 1312 – 95 – 86 – 212 – 113 – 7L 5
TEXAS2224.478710 – 1212 – 123 – 62 – 113 – 145 – 5L 1
SEATTLE2028.4171012 – 108 – 183 – 116 – 47 – 83 – 7L 1
OAKLAND2030.400117 – 1713 – 137 – 75 – 96 – 114 – 6W 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS3217.65316 – 816 – 916 – 75 – 210 – 67 – 3W 3
ATLANTA2325.4798.514 – 149 – 1110 – 107 – 64 – 66 – 4W 1
PHILADELPHIA2127.43810.511 – 1310 – 146 – 141 – 210 – 73 – 7L 3
MIAMI1926.4221110 – 129 – 1412 – 72 – 43 – 103 – 7L 1
WASHINGTON1831.367149 – 189 – 135 – 112 – 59 – 115 – 5W 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE3018.62514 – 616 – 129 – 617 – 92 – 26 – 4W 1
ST. LOUIS2621.5533.513 – 1113 – 104 – 611 – 66 – 56 – 4L 1
CHI CUBS1927.413107 – 1512 – 121 – 29 – 107 – 104 – 6L 1
PITTSBURGH1927.4131011 – 148 – 133 – 19 – 196 – 64 – 6L 1
CINCINNATI1631.34013.59 – 127 – 192 – 29 – 112 – 145 – 5L 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS3314.70215 – 518 – 97 – 68 – 214 – 58 – 2W 4
SAN DIEGO3017.638313 – 1017 – 79 – 512 – 68 – 57 – 3W 1
SAN FRANCISCO2521.5437.513 – 1112 – 109 – 75 – 67 – 73 – 7W 1
ARIZONA2326.4691112 – 1511 – 119 – 76 – 55 – 135 – 5L 4
COLORADO2126.4471214 – 117 – 156 – 116 – 44 – 83 – 7L 1