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AP source: Rudy Gobert traded by Jazz to Timberwolves

(AP) — For Utah, one era is ending.

For Minnesota, one seems to be beginning.

The Jazz have agreed to trade Rudy Gobert – a three-time defensive player of the year – to the Timberwolves for a massive package of players and draft picks, according to a person with knowledge of the blockbuster deal.

Utah will receive four first-round picks between 2023 and 2029, a first-round pick from this year’s draft in Walker Kessler, along with Patrick Beverley and Malik Beasley, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the NBA had not approved the deal and neither team could announce it publicly.

ESPN, which first reported the trade, also said Jarred Vanderbilt was going from Minnesota to Utah as part of the deal for Gobert – who now gets paired alongside another elite big man in Karl-Anthony Towns.

“5 firsts .. Sheeeeeshhhhh,” New Orleans guard CJ McCollum posted on Twitter.

Indeed, it is a slew of assets for the Jazz, who made the playoffs in each of the last six seasons and now seem to be resetting in multiple ways. Quin Snyder decided to depart last month after eight years as coach; the Jazz hired Will Hardy, a longtime San Antonio assistant and an assistant for Boston on its run to the Eastern Conference title this past season, to take over on the bench.

And now, Gobert leaves, officially ending his pairing with guard Donovan Mitchell in Utah – an on-court relationship that seemed really good at times, and strained at other moments. And a series of disappointing playoff exits led to the annual question of whether the two could coexist on a title-contending team.

Gobert is part of a new duo now: Twin Towers in the Twin Cities.

He’ll start alongside Towns, forming what arguably will be the best 1-2 big-man punch in the league. Minnesota, barring other moves, could have a starting lineup of D’Angelo Russell, Anthony Edwards, Jaden McDaniels, along with Gobert and Towns.

Minnesota struck the deal less than 24 hours after coming to an agreement on a $224 million, four-year extension with Towns, who is now under contract for the next six years.

Gobert has four years and $170 million left on a five-year, $205 million deal he signed with the Jazz last summer.

Zach LaVine says he’s coming back to the Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Zach LaVine is staying with the Chicago Bulls.

The two-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist said Friday he has agreed to a new deal with the Bulls. LaVine will be signing a five-year max contract worth about $215 million, according to a person with direct knowledge of the terms who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the pact cannot be signed until next week by league rule.

And with that, another top free agent came off the market – settling the biggest roster issue hanging over the Bulls this summer.

The Athletic first reported the agreement between the Bulls and LaVine.

Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations Arturas Karnisovas had been consistent in saying the team hoped to re-sign LaVine rather than lose him as an unrestricted free agent. He wanted to keep intact a core that helped Chicago reach the playoffs for the first time in five years.

LaVine, meanwhile, had said he planned to explore the market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career after five years in Chicago. If he looked around, he didn’t look for very long – LaVine announced his decision about 18 hours after the league’s free-agent negotiation window for this season started.

There are many benefits to LaVine staying, including the obvious financial edge. Chicago had the ability to give LaVine $56 million more than any other team could offer him this summer.

LaVine averaged 24.4 points this past season in the final season of a four-year, $78 million deal. The high-flying guard made the playoffs for the first time in his eighth year as a pro, with the Bulls losing in the first round to Milwaukee in five games.

But it was a year of clear progress for Chicago, which won 46 games with LaVine, DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic leading the way. The Bulls enjoyed their best record in seven years and now have clear momentum heading into this coming season.

The past season wasn’t exactly easy for LaVine. He dealt with a thumb injury early in Chicago’s season, then was in and out of the lineup the final few months because of a left knee injury. The knee needed treatment often, and eventually required arthroscopic surgery in May.

All that seemed forgotten Friday. LaVine’s wife posted a photo of him on Instagram shortly after the deal was struck – the $215 million man enjoying a celebratory cigar.

AP source: Payton II to join Blazers on $28M, 3-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Gary Payton II is returning to his Pacific Northwest roots, agreeing to a $28 million, three-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers.

A person with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed on Friday that Payton would depart the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to join a backcourt alongside Damian Lillard and lottery pick Shaedon Sharpe, selected with the seventh overall pick in last Thursday’s draft.

When the season ended, longtime journeyman Payton acknowledged he couldn’t wait to finally get his payday in free agency. A G Leaguer for so long, Payton was cut before the season began and he was ready to take a video job with the organization before being re-signed.

Payton said he couldn’t wait “to just relax and take a breath.”

“It’s just relief just after everything on the journey, just everything I’ve been through,” Payton said on Warriors’ exit-interview day June 18.

The 29-year-old Payton – son of former Seattle SuperSonics star Gary Payton – emerged as a defensive stopper for Golden State, returning from a broken elbow to contribute in the NBA Finals against Boston that the Warriors won in six games.

Payton was injured when Grizzlies star Dillon Brooks committed a hard foul across Payton’s head on a layup attempt during the second round. He fell awkwardly at Memphis on May 3.

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.”

Payton’s efforts off the court helped make him a fan favorite and meant so much to the Warriors and San Francisco, too. He received the NBA’s Bob Lanier Community Assist Award on May 31 for his work supporting dyslexic children and pushing for early assessment.

He averaged 7.1 points and 3.5 rebounds over a career-high 71 games, Payton’s first season playing regularly.

The Athletic first reported Payton’s new contract.

Day 2 of free agency: LaVine, Nurkic decide to stay put

(AP) — Zach LaVine is staying in Chicago. Same goes for Jusuf Nurkic in Portland.

Day 2 of NBA free agency on Friday brought another max deal – this time, going to LaVine, who secured the richest contract in Bulls history when he agreed to a $215 million, five-year contract.

LaVine technically was a free agent, for about 18 hours. Klutch Sports, which represents LaVine, made the announcement of the max agreement, with the Bulls able to offer the Olympic gold medalist and two-time All-Star $56 million more than any other club could this summer.

Nurkic got by far the biggest payday of his career, agreeing to a four-year, $70 million contract with Portland. The center just completed his eighth NBA season, the last six of those coming with the Trail Blazers, for whom he averaged 15 points and 11.1 rebounds this past season.

Mitchell Robinson is another big man not moving elsewhere, agreeing Friday to a $60 million, four-year contract to remain with the New York Knicks.

There are some players who will be changing addresses. Danilo Gallinari, according to a person familiar with his decision, intends to sign a two-year deal with the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics – once his waiving by the San Antonio Spurs is completed. Gallinari was sent to San Antonio this week in a trade that brought All-Star guard Dejounte Murray to Atlanta.

Also on the move: Bruce Brown Jr., a guard who has decided to leave Brooklyn and sign with Denver on a two-year deal worth just over $13 million. Brown averaged a career-best 9 points per game this past season for the Nets.

Another deal that was put into motion earlier in the week was completed, when five-time All-Star John Wall – bought out by the Houston Rockets – announced he had agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Wall was under contract for $47.4 million this season, got bought out by Houston for about $41 million, and will get the $6.4 million difference from the Clippers. Wall hasn’t played in the NBA since April 2021, and has appeared in 82 games, including playoffs, over the last 4 1/2 seasons.

The champion Golden State Warriors brought back one of their key free agents, retaining Kevon Looney – who appeared in all 104 of the team’s games this past season – on a three-year deal that could be worth about $26 million if the final year becomes fully guaranteed. But another two rotation pieces went elsewhere; Gary Payton II is headed to the Portland Trail Blazers and Otto Porter Jr. is signing with the Toronto Raptors.

LaVine’s agreement was at least the fifth deal of at least $200 million struck since free agency opened on Thursday. The others all came on Day 1, going to Nikola Jokic ($264 million extension in Denver), Bradley Beal ($251 million contract to stay in Washington), Devin Booker ($224 million extension with Phoenix) and Karl-Anthony Towns ($224 million extension with Minnesota).

And a sixth deal could very easily join that $200 million club: Memphis’ Ja Morant agreed to a $193 million extension that could reach $231 million based on what awards he qualifies for this coming season.

Fried wins 8th in row, Riley homers, Braves rout Reds 9-1

CINCINNATI (AP) Max Fried is making his case for an All Star Game roster spot along with a bunch of his teammates.

Fried won his eighth straight decision following a loss in his first two outings, allowing one run over seven innings in Atlanta Braves’ 9-1 rout of the woeful Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

The 28-year-old left-hander was 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA in June for the World Series champions.

“Just kind of embracing who I am as a pitcher,” Fried said. “Just trying to mix speeds and get soft contact and not always chase a strikeout.”

Although Fried acknowledged he didn’t have his best stuff, the Reds were no problem. He gave up five hits with four strikeouts and no walks. After allowing Tommy Pham’s RBI single in the third, Fried retired 10 in a row and 11 of his last 13.

Austin Riley put Atlanta ahead to stay with his team-high 19th homer, a two-run shot in the first inning. Dansby Swanson added a three-run homer for the Braves, who are 22-6 since the start of June and 3 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets.

“Their lineup took over the game,” Reds manager David Bell said. “You have to look at what Fried did for them. He really was able to shut us down.”

Ronald Acuna Jr., the top All Star vote-getter in the National League, was back in the Braves lineup after fouling a pitch off his left foot last Saturday and missing four games. He went 2 for 3 as a designated hitter and was hit by pitches twice.

Riley hit a two-run homer in the first off Mike Minor (1-5), Riley’s first long ball since he hit two against Washington on June 15. Riley added a run-scoring single in the ninth against Jeff Hoffman.

Minor allowed two runs and six hits in six innings, his first quality start this season. Atlanta piled on seven runs off Cincinnati’s bullpen, which entered with a 5.69 ERA – nearly a run higher than any other team. Swanson homered off Joel Kuhnel.

“With the bullpen we have to keep working with our guys, stay with them,” Bell said. “This game is tough and it seems like an eternity when you’re going through it, but it can turn around in a hurry.”

In the eighth, Adam Duvall had an RBI double and Orlando Arcia hit a two-run single against Luis Cessa.

“Mike was doing a good job against us, keeping everybody off balance,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “This is one of them ballparks you never feel comfortable. It’s like you just got to keep scoring because you never really feel good about any kind of a lead here. Seen a lot of them vanish over the years, so that was nice we kept adding on.”


Cincinnati has lost nine straight at Great American Ball Park and is an NL-worst 26-50. It’s the worst home losing streak at the stadium, which replaced Riverfront Stadium/Cinergy Field in 2003. The Reds lost eight straight at home in 2015 and nine straight in May-June 2001 at the old stadium.


The Reds expect to remove LHP Nick Lodolo (back strain) from the injury list and hand him the start Tuesday against the Mets. He’s been out since late April.


Braves: Activated RHP Silvino Bracho after acquiring him from Boston for cash. Bacho pitched a scoreless ninth Friday night. … Optioned RHP Jesus Cruz to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Reds: Transferred rehab assignment of of RHP Justin Dunn from Class-A Dayton to Triple-A Louisville.


The Braves send RH Spencer Strider (3-2, 3.02 ERA) against Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (3-6, 4.53 ERA) on Saturday. Strider allowed five hits through six scoreless innings in a loss to the Dodgers last Sunday. Mahle tied his season high in going 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits in Sunday’s win at San Francisco.

Morel homers in 3rd straight game, Cubs beat Red Sox 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) Christopher Morel got a belt-high pitch and launched it toward Waveland Avenue for a long two-run homer.

Another big moment for the rookie from the Dominican Republic. And he’s had a few lately, whether he was delivering at the plate or in the field.

Morel homered in his third consecutive game, and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 on Friday.

The Cubs took advantage of 10 walks by five pitchers and came back after falling behind 4-0.

Morel came up big again when he launched a tying two-run drive to left against Hansel Robles (1-3) with two out in the sixth.

Willson Contreras then walked and scored on a wild pitch by Jake Diekman to Nico Hoerner to make it 6-5 and cap a three-run inning. That sent the Cubs to their fourth win in five games.

Morel playing a big role is becoming the norm for the Cubs.

He had five hits in Thursday’s romp over Cincinnati. He also went deep Wednesday and made a terrific throw from center field to nail a runner at the plate and help lift the Cubs to an 8-3 win over the Reds.

Against Boston, he started at second base. And as far as he’s concerned, that’s just fine. He’ll play wherever manager David Ross wants.

“That’s why I work on it every single day. Every position,” Morel said. “Anywhere they need me, that’s what I’m there for, the team. Wherever they need me, I’ll be there.”

The Red Sox looked ready to roll to an easy win after going 20-6 in June.

Jarren Duran, back in the lineup for Boston after missing a three-game series at Toronto because he’s unvaccinated, drove the game’s first pitch from Adrian Sampson to the center-field bushes for a home run.

Jackie Bradley Jr. made it 4-0 with a three-run double in the second. Rich Hill breezed through the first four innings before exiting with a sprained left knee in a three-run fifth.

The 10 walks were the most by Boston since 11 at the Los Angeles Angels in a 15-inning game on Aug. 30, 2019.

Hill, who debuted with the Cubs in 2005, gave up three runs and three hits in 4 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out three.

Hill appeared to be shaking his leg at one point in the fifth and was visited by an athletic trainer. The 42-year-old left-hander exited after hitting Patrick Wisdom to load the bases with two out.

Tyler Danish came in and walked Rafael Ortega, cutting the gap to 4-3.

Hill said he “felt great” prior to the fifth

“Unfortunately, I put us in a tough position, and that’s what makes me sick to my stomach,” Hill said. “But overall, before that point, the ball was coming out well.”

Ian Happ had three hits for Chicago.

Sampson gave up five runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. Brandon Hughes (1-0) got three outs and earned his first career win, and David Robertson worked the ninth for his 10th save in 13 chances.


The Cubs wore dark blue uniforms with “Wrigleyville” on the front for their first game against the Red Sox at Wrigley Field since 2012. The teams met at Fenway Park in 2017.


Duran said being away from his teammates convinced him to reconsider his stance about getting vaccinated. He vowed to be available when Boston returns to Toronto in late September. Closer Tanner Houck, who also missed the Blue Jays series, wouldn’t say whether he will be, too.


Red Sox: LHP Chris Sale (rib) will make at least one more minor league rehab start before the Boston Red Sox decide if their ace is ready to join their rotation after being sidelined all season. Sale struck out seven over four innings for Double-A Portland on Thursday. Cora said his mechanics were sound in his third rehab outing and he felt “physically great.” The 33-year-old left-hander is scheduled to pitch for Triple-Worcester on Wednesday.

Cubs: RHP Marcus Stroman (right shoulder inflammation) and LHP Drew Smyly (strained right oblique) threw bullpen sessions on Friday. … OF Seiya Suzuki (sprained left ring finger) was to serve as the designated hitter for Triple-A Iowa on Friday. … 2B David Bote (left shoulder) was sore after colliding with SS Nico Hoerner in Thursday’s win over Cincinnati. … 1B Frank Schwindel (strained lower back) took 40 swings.


Rookie RHP Josh Winckowski (3-1, 3.60 ERA) looks to win his fourth straight start for Boston since being recalled from Triple-A on June 15. RHP Alec Mills (0-1, 9.87) pitches for Chicago.

Leury García hits deciding RBI single in ninth for White Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) After Lance Lynn delivered one of his best starts yet this season, Leury Garcia and the rest of his Chicago teammates wanted to make good on it.

Garcia broke up a scoreless game on an RBI single with two outs in the top of the ninth, and the White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Friday night.

“Bring the guys in,” Garcia said of his plan.

And back up Lynn’s strong outing: The right-hander allowed struck out five and walked two over six scoreless innings.

“He’s been doing great,” Garcia said. “Tonight was one the best games for him, everybody saw that. He’s one of those guys who always competes.”

Gavin Sheets started the rally when he reached on a one-out fielding error by pitcher Camilo Doval (2-4). AJ Pollock singled with two outs before Garcia’s deciding line drive to right.

Andrew Vaughn hit a two-out double for the White Sox in the eighth against Dominic Leone, who then induced Luis Robert’s inning-ending groundout.

Tanner Banks (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win as Chicago faced San Francisco for the first time since 2017. Kendall Graveman finished for his fourth save as the White Sox won for just their third time in nine games.

Alex Cobb and Lynn each allowed three hits as they waited for the offense to come on a night when first-pitch temperature was a cool 56 degrees and seagulls flew over McCovey Cove in the late innings as mist swirled just above the outfield.

Cobb worked five shutout innings with three strikeouts and a walk.

The Giants, who dropped to 7-4 in interleague play, squandered a bases-loaded chance in the initial inning.

“I thought we had a really good plan and approach in the first and something that I think we’ve been consistently dealing with, it’s just that one more big at-bat that changes the course of an inning and a game, and the big inning has been so important to us for so long and we’re just not having that right now,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “There’s nothing really to do any differently.”

Defending NL West champion San Francisco, which won a franchise-record 107 games last season, went 13-13 in June.

Giants center fielder Mike Yastrezemski continued his stretch of stellar defense when he made a leaping catch on the wall in left-center to rob Yoan Moncada of a likely extra-base hit leading off the fifth.


Hall of Fame White Sox skipper Tony La Russa managed against Kapler for the first time – the major-league record 155th different opposing manager for La Russa, according to Elias.


Right-hander Johnny Cueto returned to San Francisco with the White Sox after spending six seasons with the Giants.

Cueto smiled, tipped his cap and waved when shown on the big screen.

“He’s very smart. As a pitcher, he knows how to get through a lineup, he’s a worker,” La Russa said. “Personality, guys like to be around him and he likes to contribute what he knows. He could have been better for us.”


White Sox: OF Eloy Jimenez, working back from surgery for a torn hamstring tendon behind his right knee, continues to do more in his rehab after he had to back off because of some soreness. “He’s improving,” La Russa said. “You’ve got to be really careful. He had surgery, he had something removed. He certainly doesn’t want to get hurt again so he’s been having to be careful with it, we’re encouraging him to be careful. So he’s building up slowly and nobody’s rushing him.”

Giants: RHP Anthony DeSclafani went on the 15-day injured list with right ankle inflammation, a move retroactive to Tuesday. Surgery still could be necessary and Kapler said discussions are ongoing about “next steps.” “There’s concern there,” Kapler said. … Kapler expects SS Brandon Crawford to come off the IL when eligible Monday after he has been sidelined with inflammation in his left knee.


The Giants recalled INF Jason Vosler from Triple-A Sacramento.


White Sox RHP Dylan Cease (6-3, 2.56 ERA) makes his sixth road start of the season in the middle game of the series and is coming off seven scoreless innings with a career-best 13 strikeouts in a win against Baltimore.

The Giants send RHP Logan Webb (7-2, 3.04) to the mound Saturday seeking his third consecutive winning decision.

Hall, Hoskins homer, lead Phillies past Arenado, Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Darick Hall’s tiebreaking home run was his third homer since being called up, and Rhys Hoskins went deep to add an insurance run, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-3 win over Nolan Arenado and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

Hall broke a 3-all tie in the sixth when he led off by driving a 79-mph changeup from Miles Mikolas (5-6) into the seats in right. All three of Hall’s hits have been home runs since his arrival from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

“To be able to come up and perform and help the team is everything,” Hall said.

The 26-year-old Hall went deep twice in Philadelphia’s 14-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.

“He’s got to be on top of the world right now,” Hoskins said.

Arenado hit for the cycle for the second time in his career and 17th time in Cardinals history. He had an RBI triple in the first, a two-run homer in the third, doubled in the sixth and was credited with a single in the eighth after his hard-hit grounder caromed off third baseman Matt Vierling’s glove.

“It hasn’t hit me yet because the game didn’t turn out the way we wanted,” Arenado said. “Obviously it’s a rare thing, a special thing. I just thank God I was able to do it today.”

Hoskins gave Philadelphia a two-run cushion in the seventh by homering in his third straight game, a solo shot to deep left-center.

“We got contributions from all over the yard,” Hoskins said. “Pretty cool win. It’s nice to get a win to start the series.”

Mickey Moniak added an RBI double for Philadelphia, which will play six of its next nine games against St. Louis.

The Phillies are 19-8 since interim manager Rob Thomson took over for the fired Joe Girardi last month.

Jose Alvarado (2-1) pitched two-thirds scoreless innings in relief for the victory, and Brad Hand tossed a scoreless ninth for his third save in four chances.

“They have some swing-and-miss (pitchers) in that bullpen,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “Tough night.”

The Phillies took advantage of an error by Arenado in the fifth when they tied the game with three runs. Garrett Stubbs led off with a hard-hit grounder to third base, but it went off the glove of Arenado and Stubbs reached first. After Vierling’s single, Moniak doubled to the wall in right-center to score Stubbs. Vierling and Moniak went on to score on Kyle Schwarber’s groundout and Hoskins’ sacrifice fly.

“They capitalized on it, for sure,” Marmol said.

Mikolas left after 5 ? innings, with two of his four runs allowed earned on six hits with a strikeout and two walks.

Phillies starter Bailey Falter, filling in for injured right-hander Zach Eflin (right knee bruise), gave up three runs on five hits in four innings with five strikeouts and a walk.

Arenado’s triple in the first and homer in the third put the Cardinals up 3-0. He also hit for the cycle on June 18, 2017.

“Obviously, he’d rather have the win,” Marmol said. “It’s still special to do that. It’s hard to come by.”


The Phillies successfully challenged two calls. In the first, Philadelphia’s Nick Castellanos originally was called out on a tag play while running from first to second, but was ruled safe at second after a video review. In the seventh, Cardinals’ Tommy Edman was deemed out on a pickoff play after a video review overturned the safe call on the field.


The Phillies presented Albert Pujols with the visiting scoreboard “STL” sign in appreciation of his 22-year career. Pujols, who entered with 683 home runs, announced in March that he would be retiring after this season. He went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts.

“It was pretty awesome,” Pujols said. “It was really nice by the Phillies to honor me like this. It was really special.”


Braves: After missing the last two games with a bruised left hand, 2B Nolan Gorman was available on Friday but was not in the starting lineup due to the pitching matchup, Marmol said before the game. . LHP Steven Matz (left shoulder impingement) will make a rehab start at Triple-A Memphis on Saturday and is targeting three innings and 45 pitches. Matz left his May 22 start after feeling shoulder discomfort. . OF Tyler O’Neill (left hamstring strain) missed his 11th game in a row. He is running and is targeting Monday for a rehab assignment, Marmol said.

Phillies: Star slugger Bryce Harper missed his fifth straight contest following successful surgery on his broken left thumb on Wednesday. Harper was not with the club on Friday, but is expected to rejoin the team soon. … Eflin received a cortisone shot earlier this week and is expected to miss at least one more start.


Cardinals LHP Matthew Liberatore (2-1, 4.00) opposes Philadelphia RHP Kyle Gibson (4-3, 4.48) in the second game of the three-game series on Saturday afternoon.

Gonsolin sharp again as Dodgers outlast Padres 5-1

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tony Gonsolin continued a bid for his first All-Star Game appearance, pitching into the eighth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Friday night.

Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger hit home runs as the Dodgers won their third consecutive game and improved to 2-0 on a season-long 11-game homestand. Los Angeles has won four of five against San Diego this year and lead them by 3 1/2 games atop the NL West.

Gonsolin (10-0) became the first 10-game winner in the National League while lowering his major league-leading ERA to 1.54.

Gonsolin gave up one run on four hits over 7 2/3 innings, with no walks and eight strikeouts. He ended the outing by fanning pinch-hitter Manny Machado and C.J. Abrams.

Trent Grisham hit a home run for the Padres, who have lost five of their last six.

San Diego left-hander Blake Snell struck out a season-high 12, but lasted just five innings on 107 pitches. Every Dodgers hitter in the starting lineup struck out by the sixth inning.

The Dodgers still managed to put together enough offense to take a 1-0 lead in the second inning with Muncy’s seventh home run of the season on a drive to right field.

Muncy was 0 for 13 with five strikeouts in his career against Snell before connecting.

The Padres tied it in the fifth on Grisham homer just inside the right field foul pole, his seventh.

Bellinger homered in the sixth against Craig Stammen (1-1). Freddie Freeman hit an RBI double in seventh.

Bellinger added a sacrifice fly for a run in the eighth and Austin Barnes followed with an RBI groundout.


Padres: Machado didn’t start one day after returning from a nine-game absence because of sprained left ankle. He is expected to return to the lineup Saturday, with manager Bob Melvin hinting it could be as the designated hitter.

Dodgers: RF Mookie Betts (ribs) hit against a pitching machine Friday and is scheduled to hit against left-hander Caleb Ferguson on Saturday. Manager Dave Roberts said that hitting against live pitching is the final step before Betts can return. . Ferguson (forearm) is on track to return by the middle of next week, according to Roberts. . INF/OF Zach McKinstry (neck) could be headed for a minor league rehab assignment by the end of the weekend.


Padres: RHP Yu Darvish (7-3, 3.26 ERA) is set to face his former team Saturday.

Dodgers: LHP Tyler Anderson (8-1) will take the mound following his first loss of the season.

Javier fans career-high 14 to lead Astros over Angels 8-1

HOUSTON (AP) Cristian Javier followed up his performance in a combined no-hitter last weekend with another lights-out start.

Javier struck out a career-best 14 while allowing just one hit in seven innings to lead the Houston Astros over the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

“Confidence breeds confidence,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “And confidence breeds success. That’s what he’s demonstrating.”

The 25-year-old was brilliant in his first start since striking out 13 in seven innings of a combined no-hitter against the Yankees on Saturday. Shohei Ohtani was the only Angels baserunner Javier permitted, hitting a homer with two outs in the first.

Javier was asked about shaking off the home run.

“I just try to stay positive,” he said through a translator. “And I said to myself: `I need to hold them here to give the team my chance to come back.'”

Javier (6-3) sailed through the rest of his outing, retiring the next 19 batters before leaving to a standing ovation after seven innings. He got an assist from his defense when Chas McCormick made a leaping catch just in front of the wall in left field for the first out of the sixth to rob Andrew Velazquez of a hit.

Javier became the first pitcher in the modern era to strike out 27 batters while allowing just one hit over a span of two games. He’s the fourth pitcher in franchise history to have 13 strikeouts or more in consecutive games and the first to do it since Gerrit Cole in 2019.

“I think in the past I used to be a little bit more careful inside the strike zone, so to not give up hits,” Javier said. “But right now, I’ve just been trying to attack the strike zone as much as possible.”

A pair of relievers completed the combined two-hitter, and Houston pitchers struck out a total of 16.

Yuli Gurriel, Jake Meyers and McCormick all homered for the Astros as they jumped on Angels starter Michael Lorenzen (6-6) for eight runs in just three innings.

“I’m not going through it because I’m not trying,” Lorenzen said. “But trying isn’t good enough in this league. You’ve got to get results. Got to get the job done. I want to pull my hair out right now. I’m going crazy. I’ve got to keep working.”

Ohtani gave the Angels an early lead with his home run before the Astros got going.

They evened the score when Gurriel homered to left-center to start the Houston second. There was one out in the inning when Meyers hit his first home run this season into the seats in right field to put Houston up 2-1.

Houston scored six times in the third. Jeremy Pena led off the third by reaching on third baseman Tyler Wade’s error, Kyle Tucker followed with a single and Alex Bregman hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-1.

Gurriel walked, J.J. Matijevic doubled, Meyers followed with an RBI single and McCormick homered to extend the lead to 8-1.

Pena returned after missing Thursday’s game following a nasty outfield collision with Yordan Alvarez on Wednesday, but Alvarez remained out.

Lorenzen allowed eight hits in his third straight loss.


Astros: Houston manager Dusty Baker said Alvarez was feeling better Friday and should return Saturday. … C Jason Castro was placed on the 10-day injured list with left knee discomfort Friday and Houston’s No. 2 prospect C Korey Lee was called up from Triple-A Sugar Land to take his spot on the roster. Lee made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning and was retired on a pop fly.


Angels catching coach Bill Haselman will be the team’s acting interim manager on Sunday and Tuesday while acting interim manager Ray Montgomery and interim manager Phil Nevin serve their suspensions for last week’s bench-clearing brawl with the Mariners. RHP Ryan Tepera appealed his suspension from the altercation and had it reduced from three games to two and began serving it Friday night.


Houston’s Jose Urquidy (6-3, 4.36 ERA) opposes left-hander Patrick Sandoval (3-2, 2.63) when the series continues Saturday.

Pasquantino hits unusual 1st MLB homer, Royals beat Tigers

DETROIT (AP) Vinnie Pasquantino took a most unusual path to the plate on his first big league home run – a furious sprint, a desperate slide and even a tag.

Pasquantino and Hunter Dozier hit back-to-back homers, leading Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 3-1 on Friday night.

Playing his third game in majors, Pasquantino was 0 for 6 overall when he hit Michael Pineda’s first pitch of the fourth inning to deep right. The ball hit the top of the fence, bounced off a railing and back onto the field.

Thinking the ball was in play, Pasquantino tried to get a double out of it, but Javy Baez took Willi Castro’s throw and tagged the rookie as he slid into the bag. The Tigers shortstop then told Pasquantino to get up and enjoy the last half of his home-run trot.

“I got tagged out at second base by Javy Baez” on home run No. 1, Pasquantino said. “How cool is that?”

“I’m glad that all got captured on video, because I’m going to be showing that to my grandkids someday,” he said.

Thanks to Baez, Pasquantino got the ball from his first homer, but he was also hoping to get another memento from the occasion.

“I sent Javy a jersey and I hope he’ll sign it for me,” he said. “I never really pictured my first major league hit, but there’s no way it could be any better than what happened.”

Keller (3-9) allowed five hits and two walks in six-plus scoreless innings. He’s won two of his last three starts.

“When he’s on, he can really move the ball around,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “We really couldn’t get the ball off the ground against him for the first five innings, and then we couldn’t get a big hit later on.”

Keller exited after hitting rookie Spencer Torkelson in the helmet with an 88 mph changeup in the seventh. Torkelson stayed on his feet and walked off the field under his own power.

“I really hate that my outing ended like that,” Keller said. “You never want to see someone get hit in the head, but I sent a (clubhouse attendant) over to their clubhouse and they said he’s fine.”

Torkelson passed concussion tests and could be available off the bench on Saturday.

“It was scary, but he’s going to be fine,” Hinch said. “We just weren’t going to take any chances after he got hit in the head.”

The Tigers scored in the ninth on Eric Haase’s sacrifice fly. Royals closer Scott Barlow walked Riley Greene, bringing the winning run to the plate, but he retired Willi Castro on the next pitch for his 11th save.

Pineda (1-3) threw 65 pitches in his return from the injured list, giving up three runs and seven hits in five innings. He struck out three without a walk.

“He did a good job – they just ambushed him in the fourth inning,” Hinch said. “He didn’t get a rehab start, so he was never going past the fifth.”

The Royals took a 1-0 lead in the third when Whit Merrifield doubled, stole third without a throw against the shift and scored on Andrew Benintendi’s single.

After Pasquantino homered, Dozier sent a 2-0 pitch into the Kansas City bullpen. It was the second time this season the Royals have hit back-to-back homers.

The Tigers put their first two runners on in the sixth, but Keller retired Javier Baez, Miguel Cabrera and Harold Castro to escape the inning.

“I put myself in a tough spot there, especially having to facing Baez, Miggy and Castro,” Keller said. “Striking out Miggy on a 3-2 slider was a huge moment, because he’s still such a great hitter.”

Detroit did the same thing in the seventh. After Robbie Grossman walked, Keller hit Torkelson in the helmet. Taylor Clarke replaced Keller and retired the next three hitters to keep Detroit scoreless.

“The whole game can change right there if we can get a hit in one of those two innings,” Hinch said.


Royals: Kansas City recalled RHP Wyatt Mills from Triple-A Omaha and designated RHP Matt Peacock for assignment. In addition, the Royals claimed RHP Ryan Weiss off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tigers: Detroit activated Pineda from the injured list. He had been sidelined since May 15 with a fractured middle finger on his right hand. RHP Alex Faedo was optioned to Triple-A. Faedo will be back soon – he will start in Monday’s doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians as Detroit’s 27th player.


Hinch said before the game he has no new information on LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, who has been on the restricted list since leaving the team on June 13. Rodriguez is in Florida dealing with family issues.

“There’s been no movement whatsoever and no communication,” Hinch said. “It’s been pretty quiet and we’ve respected his privacy.”


The teams play the second game of their weekend series on Saturday afternoon, with Detroit’s Beau Brieske (1-6, 4.55) facing Brady Singer (3-3, 4.50).

Tellez hits 5th HR in 5 games as Burnes, Brews rout Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Rowdy Tellez homered for the fifth time in five games and drove in five runs, Corbin Burnes took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and the Milwaukee Brewers routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 19-2 Friday night.

Willy Adames hit a grand slam as the Brewers connected five times. They also had five doubles among their 16 hits.

The Brewers got seven runs in the second inning and eight more in eighth – it was the first time in franchise history they had scored at least seven runs twice in an inning in the same game.

The NL Central-leading Brewers won for the fifth time in six games and are 7-1 against the Pirates this season. The Pirates have lost six of eight.

Tellez’s homer was a three-run shot to right-center field that capped a seven-run second inning against rookie Roansy Contreras (2-2). Tellez also had a two-run double in the fourth to push the Brewers’ lead to 9-0.

“He hits the ball hard and when he does square the ball up it has a chance of going out of the ballpark and that’s what he’s been doing,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell.

Adames’ fourth career slam came against rookie Cam Vieaux and highlighted an eight-run eighth.

The Brewers lost 8-7 on Thursday night in the series opener but scored three runs in the ninth inning. Both Adames and left fielder Andrew McCutchen felt the late rally had a carryover effect.

“It was a tough loss, but it was all good,” McCutchen said. “I felt we were going to come out and have a good game and we did. It was a great dub, a great win. Baseball’s fun when that happens. It was a great day, a great game.”

Burnes’ no-hit bid was broken up on a double to deep center field by rookie Bligh Madris with one out in the sixth.

The reigning NL Cy Young winner was lifted after the sixth inning as his control was shaky. Though Burnes (7-4) allowed only one run on one hit, he walked four, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch while striking out five.

Burnes has a 2.03 ERA while winning his last four starts and is 6-0 lifetime against the Pirates.

“It’s always nice to get some runs but, overall, I’ve got to do a better job than that,” Burnes said. “Walking four hitters is unacceptable but we’ll get back to it. To not have that kind of command is frustrating but we’ll do better next time.”

Tellez hit one of three home runs by the Brewers in the second.

After Kolten Wong had an RBI double, Luis Urias hit a two-run drive. One out later, Keston Hiura had a solo shot into the left-field bleachers. Tellez capped the inning with a 406-foot shot.

When Tellez hit his two-run double in the fourth, it was his ninth straight hit for extra bases.

McCutchen had his second straight three-hit game for the Brewers.

Victor Caratini added a leadoff home run in the ninth off utility player Josh VanMeter.

Contreras was rocked for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits, walked two and struck out one.

In his other seven starts this season, Contreras had allowed no more than three runs.

The Pirates finished with three hits and scored their runs on a wild pitch and a grounder

Vieaux’s 56 pitches in the eighth was the most pitches thrown by a Pirates pitcher in an inning since such records started being kept in 1988.

“It was one of those situations where we trying to save our bullpen,” Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said.


Brewers: RHP Adrian Houser was placed on the 15-day injured list with a flexor strain in his right elbow and RHP Trevor Kelley was recalled from Triple-A Nashville. Houser left Thursday’s loss to the Pirates in the third inning when he felt tightness in the elbow, but the team is hopeful he can resume throwing within two weeks. Houser had Tommy John surgery in 2016 and missed two full seasons. . CF Jonathan Davis (back/ribs) returned to the lineup two days after being shaken up while making a diving catch in a win at Tampa Bay.


Brewers: LHP Aaron Ashby (1-5, 4.25) is expected to be activated from the IL to start Saturday. He has been sidelined since June 17 with left forearm inflammation.

Pirates: RHP Bryse Wilson (0-4, 8.29) will be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to make the start. He is 4-0 with a 3.16 ERA in five starts at Indy.

Winnipeg Jets closing in on Rick Bowness as head coach

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) The Winnipeg Jets are closing in on Rick Bowness as their head coach.

A Jets spokesman told The Canadian Press on Friday that while nothing was finalized, the 67-year-old Bowness “is the person we’re focusing on as our next head coach.”

Bowness spent most of the past three NHL seasons coaching the Dallas Stars. He led them to the 2020 Stanley Cup final in the playoff bubble in Edmonton, where the Stars lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Stars lost in overtime in Game 7 to Calgary in the first round of the playoff this year.

While Bowness was not under contract past this season, he said he was stepping away from the Stars to “allow the organization the opportunity to pursue a different direction at the head coaching position.?

The Stars hired Pete DeBoer to replace Bowness last month.

Bowness started his coaching career with the Jets, culminating in 28 games running the bench to close the 1988-89 season. The former right wing ended his NHL playing career with Winnipeg in the 1982 playoffs.

Dave Lowry finished last season as Winnipeg’s interim head coach after current Florida coach Paul Maurice stepped down in December.

Bowness has been on an NHL bench for a record 2,562 regular-season games as a head coach or an assistant over nearly four decades. Along with Winnipeg (1989), he has coached Boston (1991-92), Ottawa (1992-96), the New York Islanders (1996-98), Phoenix (2004) and Dallas (2019-22). He also was an assistant for Vancouver and Tampa Bay.

Bruins hire Montgomery as coach to replace Cassidy

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins have hired Jim Montgomery as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one.

Recently extended general manager Don Sweeney announced the hire Friday, filling one of the league’s final high-profile coaching vacancies hours after the San Jose Sharks created another by firing their staff. Montgomery replaces Bruce Cassidy, who was fired after the team’s loss in the first round of the playoffs.

“Jim has a winning history, and throughout the interview process he conveyed his ability to connect with all types of players while also demanding that his teams play with structure,” Sweeney said in a statement. “We are excited for Jim to begin to make his imprint on our team.”

Montgomery, 53, spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the St. Louis Blues. He was fired from his first NHL head job by the Dallas Stars in December 2019 with the team citing unprofessional conduct.

In early 2020, Montgomery called that decision “appropriate” and a “wake-up call” while announcing he was going to a rehab facility for alcohol abuse.

When he was hired by the Blues, Montgomery said: “Sometimes it takes an unbearable consequence in your life to happen to have an unbelievable breakthrough, and that’s the way I look at it. I’m just very thankful for what happened because now I’m a much better person every day and obviously a better husband, father and son.”

Montgomery, who played parts of six NHL seasons, coached in the minors and college and won two United States Hockey League titles. He spent five years at the University of Denver before advancing to the NHL as one of the hottest up-and-coming coaches in the game.

The Stars reached the playoffs in 2019 under Montgomery, who was fired 32 games into the next season for what general manager Jim Nill said was behavior inconsistent with “core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”

In his new job, Montgomery faces the challenge of an aging roster that will be without top left winger Brad Marchand and No. 1 defenseman Charlie McAvoy for at least the start of the season. Captain Patrice Bergeron is mulling a return to Boston on what could be a one-year deal.

Craig Berube, who coached against the Bruins in the 2019 final when the Blues won the Stanley Cup, said Montgomery “`was a great member of our staff and I appreciate his time and efforts with our players. This is well-deserved, and I wish him well with the Bruins.”

St. Louis hired one-time Edmonton Oilers coach Craig MacTavish to replace Montgomery on Berube’s staff.

JT Poston opens 4-stroke lead in John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) J.T. Poston took a four-stroke lead into the weekend in the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic, following an opening 9-under 62 with a 65 on Friday at TPC Deere Run.

Coming off a second-place tie last week in Connecticut after also opening with a 62, Poston got to 15 under with a birdie on the par-4 13th and parred the final six holes in the afternoon round.

“I feel great,” Poston said. “My last few rounds out here have been great going back into last week, so just going to try and keep riding that momentum and doing what I’m doing. Don’t change anything and just kind of take the good looks when they come. And when I don’t have a good number or don’t feel good over it, just be smart about it.”

Poston was a stroke off the tournament 36-hole record set by Steve Stricker in his 2010 victory.

Denny McCarthy was second at 11 under after a 65, also playing in the afternoon after rain delayed play in the morning.

“Got to make birdies,” McCarthy said. “No other way around it at this place. You can’t just coast around making pars around here.”

Christopher Gotterup, the former Rutgers player in the field on a sponsor exemption, had a 67 to match Matthias Schwab (65), Emiliano Grillo (64) and Chris Naegel (66) at 10 under.

“It was an interesting day,” Gotterup said. “Definitely a bit of an up-and-down day compared to yesterday, where I was kind of more on cruise control.”

Poston won the 2019 Wyndham Championship for his lone PGA Tour title. Last week in the Travelers Championship, he followed the opening 62 with rounds of 70, 67 and 64 to finish two stroke behind Xander Schauffele.

“Last week, the one thing I think I learned after playing well Thursday was to try and keep the pedal down,” Poston said. “I think this golf course may yield a few more birdies than last week, but at the same time, you got to go out there and hit some golf shots to stay aggressive. I was able to do that, which is nice.”

Iowa native Zach Johnson, the 2012 winner, was 4 under after opening 69-69 in his 20th consecutive start in the event.

“Today was much more manageable and gettable,” Johnson said. “Yesterday, I putted better probably as a whole.”

Defending champion Lucas Glover missed the cut by a stroke, shooting 74-66.



The Indiana Pacers are trading combo guard Malcolm Brogdon to the Boston Celtics, the player told The Athletic’s Jared Weiss on Friday.

Indiana will receive Daniel Theis, Aaron Nesmith, and a 2023 first-round pick in return, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Boston is also including Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, and Juwan Morgan in the deal, according to Wojnarowski. The contracts of the trio were changed to guaranteed so that the deal could work, ESPN’s Bobby Marks reports.

“I’m looking to win a championship, that’s actually it,” Brogdon told Weiss. “In the past, I’ve worried about stats and numbers and all that. I’m going to Boston and not worrying about that.”

The trade cannot go through until July 9 due to a restriction in Morgan’s contract, Marks adds.

Brogdon has three seasons left on his contract worth $67.6 million, according to Spotrac. The 29-year-old played three seasons with the Pacers after spending three with the Milwaukee Bucks. The veteran averaged 19.1 points, 5.9 assists, and 5.1 rebounds with Indiana, but injuries prevented him from playing more than 60 games.

With the move, Indiana has now dropped to $31 million below the salary cap, according to Marks.

The Celtics did not use their $17.1-million traded player exception in the deal. They acquired the exception when Evan Fournier was dealt to the New York Knicks in a sign-and-trade last offseason.

Sounds Hand Indians Friday Night Loss, 13-4

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  The Indianapolis Indians jumped out to an early 3-0 lead but were ultimately defeated by a pair of five-run innings from the Nashville Sounds on Friday night, 13-4.

The Indians (37-37) plated two runs in the fourth and one run in the fifth. With both teams scoreless in the top of the fourth inning, Travis Swaggerty reached first safely on a bunt. Yoshi Tsutsugo followed with his first homer of his MLB rehab assignment, a two-run opposite field shot. Mason Martin led Indianapolis off in the fifth with a single and a passed ball from catcher Mario Feliciano put him on second base. A one-out sac-fly from Taylor Davis sent Martin home for Indianapolis’ third run of the contest.

Nashville (45-30) fired back with six hits – four of them being extra-base hits – to take a two-run lead in the bottom of the inning. Pedro Severino connected for a lead-off double and Patrick Dorrian roped a two-out triple to left to plate the Sounds’ first run. Two consecutive doubles from Garrett Whitley and Weston Wilson evened the game at three runs apiece. Brice Turang and Abraham Almonte followed with back-to-back RBI singles to end the inning.

The Sounds tacked on five more runs in the seventh and three more runs in the eighth to seal the victory. Indianapolis’ fourth and final run came courtesy of an RBI single from Kevin Newman in the top of the ninth.

In his first appearance against Nashville, Mike Burrows (L, 0-1) threw 4.2 innings, allowing five runs on six hits with four punchouts.

Southpaw Ethan Small (W, 5-3) had a quality start for the Sounds, yielding three runs on six hits in 6.0 innings of work.

Indianapolis and Nashville return to First Horizon Park for the fifth game of the series tomorrow at 8:05 PM ET. RHP Miguel Yajure (1-1, 4.26) will take the mound for the Indians and RHP Marcus Walden (0-0, 3.00) will counter for the Sounds.

Game Recap: Fever Lose Regular-Season Series Finale Against Mercury

SEATTLE (AP) Breanna Stewart scored 18 of her 20 points in the first half, Tina Charles moved into fourth in WNBA history for career scoring and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 73-57 on Friday night.

Charles scored nine points to reach 6,902 for her career, passing Candice Dupree with 6,895. Tamika Catchings is third with 7,380.

Ezi Magbegor had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Gabby Williams added 10 points for Seattle (13-7), which led 46-27 at halftime. Stewart reached 20-plus points for the ninth time this season.

Queen Egbo had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana (5-17). Kelsey Mitchell was held to three points and rookie NaLyssa Smith scored nine. Victoria Vivians did not play due to a right shoulder injury.

Indiana went nearly eight minutes without a field goal in the first half as Seattle built a 22-12 lead. The Fever scored just six points through the opening seven minutes of the fourth quarter.

Indiana’s Team Crowned Great Lakes Division Champions in the Motor City, Clinches USL W League Playoffs Berth

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (Friday, July 1, 2022) – Indy Eleven concluded its final USL W League regular season road trip by bringing back some hardware to Indiana via a 3-0 victory over Detroit City FC this evening at Keyworth Stadium. Two goals by forward Katie Soderstrom and another from forward Maddy Williams within the first 11 minutes of the second half push the Eleven’s undefeated record to 8W-0L-2D and lifted Indiana’s Team to the three points it needed to be crowned Great Lakes Division Champions.

With the division title in hand – with two games to spare – Indy Eleven has secured a berth in the inaugural USL W League Playoffs, which will begin with a quarterfinal round match on Wednesday, July 13.

The match opened with a back-and-forth trading of attacks for the first 20 minutes, the chances starting early with a DCFC shot that rang the crossbar in the fourth minute. Soderstrom’s left-footed shot from 25 yards out in the 14th minute forced a save by DCFC goalkeeper Wamer Deighton at her left right post, while Eleven midfielder Isidora Gajdobranski’s header from six yards out four minutes later also drew a piece of the crossbar and stayed out. Half chances ruled for the rest of the half until the 40th minute, when Indy midfielder Ella Rogers ran onto Williams’ laid off ball from deep inside the area, but her shot hit off the last defender to keep the match scoreless heading into the half.

Soderstrom took matters into her own hands with a brilliant solo effort soon after the restart. In the 47th minute, she carried the ball down the right channel from midfield, made a cut inside the area’s top, and nailed a left-footed shot inside the right post, her precise finish crossing up Deighton and giving Indiana’s Team a 1-0 lead.

But for Soderstrom, one goal wasn’t enough. In the 51st minute, the Butler University senior scored her team-leading ninth goal of the season, giving Indy a two-nil lead after redirecting midfielder Abby Isger’s squared pass into the six. Williams joined in on the barrage in the 56th minute, when Isger provided her second assist from the left endline in mere minutes on a cutback ball Williams finished from 10 yards, giving the Girls in Blue three goals within a head-spinning 10-minute span.

Indy Eleven expertly saw things out over the final half hour, with Detroit resigned to using the majority of their subs in an effort to both reenergize their squad and provide valuable minutes for its depth. A thin bench on the evening for Indy meant more opportunities for Soderstrom, who would have found her hat trick in the 70th minute if not for a save by Detroit ‘keeper, while substitute striker Rachel McCarthy forced Deighton’s best save of the evening four minutes later via a diving effort.

With the Indy backline keeping Detroit to mostly shots from distance throughout, Indy netminder Mackenzie Wood didn’t have many tough saves to make, but her 88th minute stop on a 25-yard effort destined for the upper corner did stand out. Wood’s fourth clean sheet on the season was the Eleven’s fifth overall in 10 outings to date, helping to give the squad an impressive +19 goal differential on the campaign (25 goals for/6 goals against).

Indy Eleven will close out its 2022 USL W League regular season with a pair of home games at different venues, starting with Kalamazoo FC’s visit to the Grand Park Events Center this Sunday, July 3, at 1:00 p.m.

Indy Eleven will close things out by taking part in a special USL Championship/W League doubleheader against Detroit City FC next Saturday, July 9, at IUPUI Carroll Stadium. The 2-for-1 ticket for that game day at “The Mike” – where Indiana’s Team will look to break the attendance record for a women’s soccer match in the Hoosier State of 4,137 spectators – will gain fans admittance to both the 2:00 p.m. women’s kickoff and the 7:00 p.m. men’s nightcap.

Tickets for both the July 3 & 9 gamedays are available for purchase at To learn more about the newest edition of Indiana’s Team representing the women’s game, visit

2022 USL W League Regular Season – Matchday 10

Detroit City FC  0 : 3  Indy Eleven

Friday, July 1, 2022 – 7:30 p.m. ET

Keyworth Stadium – Hamtramck, Mich.

Scoring Summary:

IND – Katie Soderstrom (unassisted) 47’

IND – Katie Soderstrom (Abby Isger) 51’

IND – Maddy Williams (Abby Isger) 56’

Disciplinary Summary:


Indy Eleven lineup: 1-Mackenzie Wood (GK), 5-Grace Bahr, 7-Becky Dean, 9-Katie Soderstrom, 12-Maddy Williams (24-Rachel McCarthy, 61’), 13-Jenna Chatterton (Reese Sochacki, 68’), 15-Isidora Gajdobranski (31-Emma Johnson, 56’) , 18-Abby Isger, 22-Greta Kraszula, 23-Robyn McCarthy, 26-Ella Rogers

IND substitutes: 30-Kate Phillips

Detroit City FC line-up: 88-Deighton Wamer (GK), 3- Rachel Philpotts, 5-Emilie Fardner, 8-Shannon McCarthy, 14-Madison Duncan, 20-Niomo Grimaldo (12-Rylee Clark, 75’), 26-Kayla Addison (21-Nicole Grimaldo, 66’), 29-Elisa Baeron (55-Maia Soulis, 65’), 32-Gabriella Pool (7- Morgan Reitano, 75’), 40-Alia Fredericks (10-Kate Childers, 66’), 66-Acadia Murphy

DET substitutes: 1- Bethany Kopel, 6-Ally Childers


#INDvMIA Preview  

Indy Eleven vs. The Miami FC

Saturday, July 2, 2022 – 7:30 p.m. ET 

IUPUI Michael A. Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.



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Indy Eleven: 6W-6L-3D (-3 GD), 21 pts.; 7th in Eastern Conference 

The Miami FC: 5W-6L-6D (+1 GD), 21 pts.; 8th in Eastern Conference 


OUT: DF Bryam Rebellon (R quad), GK Bryan Meredith (R finger)

QUESTIONABLE:  FW Aris Briggs (shin)


IND: none 

MIA: none 

Indy Eleven are back home again to face The Miami FC at Carroll Stadium after a month-long road trip that saw the team go 1W-2L-1D across four matches in the month of June. The Eleven are coming off a 5-0 defeat to San Diego Loyal SC, while Miami fell 3-1 to LA Galaxy II last weekend.

Saturday’s match marks the first-ever match for the Boys in Blue on brand-new turf at Carroll Stadium, installed during the team’s road trip in tandem between Indy Eleven and IUPUI. The new playing surface, FieldTurf’s CORE model, is currently the playing surface utilized at five MLS venues.

The Eleven and The Miami FC have been all but even so far this season. The two former NASL rivals met for the first time in USL Championship play for the first time on June 8, a 1-1 draw in South Florida notable for a weather delay of over two hours. Nearly a month later, the squads are deadlocked in the Eastern Conference standings at 21 points each.

Miami FC have struggled throughout the past few weeks, losing their last two matches and failing to secure a win for the entire month of June. The team last took home three points on May 21, a 4-0 victory against Charleston Battery and have not scored multiple goals in a single match since May 28, a 2-2 draw with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.

Indy’s Stefano Pinho was a fixture of Miami FC’s rosters during the team’s NASL days, scoring four times against Indy Eleven while wearing the opponent’s shirt. The former Miami player scored Indy’s lone goal in the 1-1 draw last month against Miami. On the other side, Miami FC defender Rich Ballard played his college soccer at Indiana University from 2012-2016, winning the 2012 National Championship with the Hoosiers.

The match will see a special 7:30 kickoff time, featuring a post-game fireworks show for an “Indy-pendence Celebration” presented by IBEW Local 481, the only fireworks show in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday night. Single game tickets can be bought at Ticketmaster and all other ticketing packages for the match can be found on the Indy Eleven promotions page.


San Diego Loyal 5 : 0 Indy Eleven

Sat., June 25 | Recap & Highlights |  Stats

Indy Eleven’s four-game road swing across the month of June ended on a sour note in Southern California as Indiana’s Team fell 5-0 to San Diego Loyal SC at Torero Stadium. While the result snapped the Eleven’s club-record 12-game scoring streak, Indiana’s Team remained above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference in seventh position.

The shutout marked Indy’s largest defeat of the season in its first ever meeting with San Diego Loyal SC. The Eleven are 2W-3L-1D against first-time opponents so far this season.

The Miami FC 1 : 3 LA Galaxy II

Sat., June 25 |  Stats 

The Miami FC went down 2-0 in the first 10 minutes after goals by Josh Drack and Michael Salazar in 6’ and 9’ for LA Galaxy II last week. The loss was Miami’s second consecutive, and the team has not won since May 21, a 4-0 result against Charleston Battery.


Results in NASL regular season (2016-17) and USL Championship regular season competition (2022)

Overall: 1W-5L-2D (7 GF/15 GA)

Home: 1W-2L-0D (2 GF/6 GA) 

Away: 0W-3L-2D (5 GF/9 GA) 

Despite The Miami FC joining the USL Championship in 2020 – two seasons after Indy Eleven’s entrance in 2018 – the two teams did not meet between the final season of NASL in 2017 and last month, when the sides drew 1-1 in a lightning-delayed, late-night match in South Florida.

After dueling to a 1-1-1 stalemate in three contests during Miami’s inaugural 2016 season, the Florida side swept all four games in 2017, including two wins by a 6-3 margin at FIU Stadium. 


While Pinho did not play two weeks ago in the 4-3 loss to Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and subbed in in the second half of the 5-0 loss to San Diego Loyal SC, Pinho has been a consistent scoring threat all season. The Brazilian scored in three consecutive matches prior to missing the match against the Switchbacks, a streak that included a goal against Miami last month. The former Miami FC player, who scored four times for the team against the Eleven in NASL, should be back to his scoring ways should he return to the starting lineup.


Finley Bizjack is a 6-3 guard out of Texas and he made  his decision to join the Butler Bulldogs on social media Saturday.

Bizjack was recruited by Butler, SMU, Richmond, Utah and Saint Louis.

“Butler was awesome,” he said on The Scene podcast. “On every visit I go to, I only ask for one thing, and that’s to get on their own court and get some shots up.”

Bizjack is coming off the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Showcase at Duncanville. He scored 37, 33 and 35 points for a three-game total of 105 and led Byron Nelson to a 3-0 record.

During the high school season, Bizjack averaged 25.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists a game for a 24-10 team. He made 77-of-255 3-pointers (30%).


Friday was a busy day for the Purdue football program as Mt. Vernon tight end George Burhenn and Florida receiver Shaborne “Semaj” Demps were the latest commitments to Jeff Brohm’s 2023 recruiting class. Demps is out of Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Fla.

Demps chose the Boilermakers over Indiana, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh, Toledo and others.

Iowa, Iowa State, Air Force and Ball State were very interested Burhenn.

As a junior, Demps caught 45 passes for 983 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He also totaled 114 rushing yards on 14 carries. Burhenn caught 28 passes for 443 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.

Hoosier Non-Conference Schedule Highlighted by Four Potential Nationally Ranked Foes

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University men’s basketball team, currently ranked 14th in ESPN’s Way Too Early Top 25, will face four potentially ranked opponents in the non-conference season for the first time since 2016, including three games away from Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

“I think it’s important to prepare yourself with high-level competition as much as possible as your team gets ready for a 20-game Big Ten schedule,” said second-year coach Mike Woodson. “When you look at teams like North Carolina, Kansas, Arizona and Xavier, we can expect to be challenged very early. What you are telling recruits is that you can expect to play big time games in front of exceptional atmospheres and in top notch venues by playing at Indiana.”

The first of those matchups for the Hoosiers will come in the third game of the season when it travels to Cincinnati to face Xavier on Friday, Nov. 18 as part of the Gavitt Games.  Xavier was rated 25th in ESPN’s initial poll as the teams last met in 2007 with IU holding a 4-1 series edge. IU will then host 2022 national runner up and No. 1 North Carolina on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. IU won the previous two meetings at home in 2012 and 2016 but lost to the Tar Heels in the East Regional semifinals of the 2016 NCAA Tournament in Philadelphia.

The Hoosiers will face No. 18 Arizona for the first time on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. IU will also travel to defending national champion and No. 10 Kansas where they will take on the Jayhawks for the first time since beating them in overtime in the 2016 Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu. The Hoosiers hold an 8-6 advantage in the series and last played in Lawrence in 1993. IU defeated KU in the 1940 and 1953 NCAA Championships.

The regular season will open on Monday, Nov. 7 when the Hoosiers host OVC Tournament finalist Morehead State, who will visit Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall for the sixth time and first since 2015. Another home game will be on Thursday, Nov. 10 against Bethune Cookman, who is coached by a former NBA teammate of Woodson’s, Reggie Theus.

IU will once again host the Hoosier Classic. For the 48th-straight season the Hoosiers will play a game in Indianapolis when it takes on  Miami (OH) on Nov. 20 in tournament opener in Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Hoosiers will host Little Rock on Wednesday Nov. 23 and Jackson State, who is under the direction of first-year head coach and former NBA All-Star and 2016 NBA Champion Mo Williams, on Friday, Nov. 25.  IU will close out non-conference play at home on Tuesday, Dec. 20 against Elon and on Friday, Dec. 23 versus Kennesaw State. The Cream and Crimson will host two exhibition games to start the season. The Hoosiers will face Marian on Saturday, Oct. 29 and St. Francis (Ind.) on Thursday, Nov. 3. The Big Ten schedule, tip times and television designations will be made at a later date.

Tyler Takes 10-Meter Bronze in Budapest

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Young Carson Tyler is a world medalist.

Fresh off his freshman season for Indiana swimming and diving, Tyler secured his first senior medal Friday (July 1) at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, winning bronze in mixed synchronized 10-meter diving with USA Diving teammate Delaney Schnell.

“Carson had a great ending to his first experience on the world stage,” IU head diving coach Drew Johansen said. “His composure and confidence in himself and his training was that of a veteran diver.”

The pairing was consistent through their five dives, earning a top-five score in each round. Tyler and Schnell finished with a flourish, scoring 69.30, 79.68 and 73.92 in each of their final three dives.

Team USA just missed out on a silver medal, finishing just 1.11 points behind runner-up Ukraine. China took gold with a score of 341.16.

Tyler and Schnell qualified for worlds after becoming national champions in the event at USA Diving Winter Nationals in December with a score of 268.62. Earlier this week, Tyler also competed individually on the men’s 3-meter springboard, finishing 31st (346.75).

Tyler had a fantastic first year at IU, qualifying for all three diving events in the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships where he placed 12th in platform diving and 18th and 27th, respectively, on the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. At the Big Ten Championships, he won bronze in platform diving with a 440.90.

For IU, it’s the program’s fourth medal at this year’s world championships as former IU swimmer Lilly King won three gold medals earlier in the competition. With a victory in the 200-meter breaststroke race, King became the first American swimmer to win a career of gold medals in the 50, 100 and 200-meter events of one stroke at the long course world championships.

Indiana swimming and diving sent 13 athletes and two coaches to Budapest for this year’s championships, with the group representing six countries. Women’s diver Kristen Hayden, who finished 13th in the women’s 3-meter event on Friday, will cap IU’s appearances in the competition as she takes on the women’s synchronized 3-meter event Sunday (July 3).

Boilermakers Draw Marquette in Gavitt Games

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Big Ten and Big East Conferences have revealed that Purdue will host Marquette in Mackey Arena as part of the Gavitt Games, it was announced Friday morning.

The game will be played Nov. 15, with network times and designations announced at a later date.

It marks Purdue’s fourth appearance in the Gavitt Games and third straight game against Marquette. The Boilermakers are 1-2 in the series between the Big Ten and the Big East, having lost to Villanova in 2016, defeated Marquette in 2017 and lost to Marquette in 2019.

The announced game is the third game on Purdue’s schedule, having previously announced games with Florida State (ACC / Big Ten Challenge) and Davidson (Indy Classic). The Boilermakers will also compete in the elite Phil Knight Legacy Tournament in Portland over Thanksgiving.

Women’s Volleyball Announces 2022 Schedule

MUNCIE, Ind. – – Ball State women’s volleyball head coach Kelli Miller Phillips has announced the team’s 30-match fall schedule which is highlighted by 13 contests inside Worthen Arena.

The Cardinals were a perfect 13-0 at home last season, including winning the 2021 Mid-American Conference Tournament on the Worthen hardwood floor to secure a berth in the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship for the second time in the last three seasons.

Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a few weeks to catch Ball State at home as the program closes preseason with an Aug. 20 exhibition at Purdue Fort Wayne, before opening the regular season with road tournaments at USF (Aug. 26-27) and at Lipscomb (Sept. 2-3).

When the Cardinals do open the home portion of the season, however, fans will be in for a treat with four big matches in a span of five days. First up will be the Ball State Tournament (Sept. 9-10) which features Arkansas State, Alabama, and Green Bay.

Three days later, Ball State will welcome four-time defending Atlantic 10 Tournament champion Dayton (Sept. 13) to Worthen Arena in a battle of NCAA Championship second round participants.

Overall, the Cardinals will face four 2021 NCAA Championship participants during its preconference slate, starting with its season-opener versus South Alabama and a second weekend matchup versus Mississippi State.

Capping the list is the second match of the Stacey Clark Classic (Sept. 16-17), which will see Ball State battle in-state rival and NCAA Championship round of eight participant Purdue.

Following the contest versus the Boilermakers, the Cardinals open its 18-match MAC regular season slate on the road at Central Michigan (Sept. 23-24). In league play, Ball State hosts Eastern Michigan (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1), Akron (Oct. 7), Buffalo (Oct. 8), Western Michigan (Oct. 21-22), Kent State (Nov. 3-4), and Toledo (Nov. 16).

The Cardinals will also travel to NIU (Oct. 14-15), Toledo (Oct. 19), Bowling Green (Oct. 28), Miami (Oct. 29), and Ohio (Nov. 11-12).

The 2022 MAC Tournament will be held at the site of the regular season champion between Nov. 20 – Nov. 23. The league’s top six teams will earn a spot into the event to determine who receives the league’s automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship.

Butler MBB to Travel to Penn State as Part of 2022 Gavitt Games

Butler will travel to Penn State as part of the 2022 Gavitt Tipoff Games. The match-up at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa., is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14.

The BIG EAST and Big Ten Conferences announced the eight matchups for the seventh annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, set for Nov. 14-18, 2022. Game times and television network assignments will be announced at a later date. All games will be televised on FS1 or BTN.

Butler and Penn State have met three times previously, with the Bulldogs owning a 2-1 advantage in the series. The teams first met in the 1975 Pillsbury Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. (a Butler win). Butler and Penn State played a home-and-home series during the 1991-92 season with each team winning on their home court.

The Gavitt Tipoff Games is a unique early-season series played between the two conferences and named in honor of Hall of Famer Dave Gavitt, founder of the BIG EAST and basketball visionary.

Butler is 2-2 in the Gavitt Games, with home wins over Minnesota (2019) and Northwestern (2016). The Bulldogs lost at Maryland in 2017 and to Michigan State at Hinkle Fieldhouse in 2021.

Penn State head coach Micah Shrewsberry served on Brad Stevens’ staff at Butler for four seasons. During Shrewsberry’s time at Butler as an assistant coach (2008-09 through 2010-11), the Bulldogs had an 87-21 record and appeared in back-to-back national championship games. Shrewsberry served as the program’s director of operations during the 2007-08 season. Mike Green, Penn State’s Director of Player Development, earned 2007-08 Horizon League Player of the Year honors while starring for Butler.

Coach Thad Matta has returned to his alma mater to lead the Bulldogs for a second time.

The Bulldogs return leading scorer Chuck Harris and significant contributors Jayden Taylor and Simas Lukosius from last season’s roster. Matta has supplemented that young, talented group of Bulldogs this offseason with the addition of standout transfers Manny Bates (North Carolina State), Eric Hunter Jr. (Purdue), Jalen Thomas (Georgia State), and Ali Ali (Akron).

Season tickets are on sale now to cheer on the Butler men’s basketball team at Hinkle Fieldhouse during the 2022-2023 campaign. The Bulldogs’ home schedule features 18 contests, including all 10 BIG EAST opponents.

The 2022 Gavitt Tipoff Games Schedule

Monday, Nov. 14

Butler at Penn State

DePaul at Minnesota

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Marquette at Purdue

Northwestern at Georgetown

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Iowa at Seton Hall

Thursday, Nov. 17

Nebraska at St. John’s

Friday, Nov. 18

Indiana at Xavier

Villanova at Michigan State

Indiana State, Angela Martin agree to contract extension

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State and Track & Field/Cross Country Program Director and Head Coach Angela Martin have agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2026-27 season, Director of Athletics Sherard Clinkscales announced Friday.

“Angie Martin has returned the program to its championship ways, culminating with three Missouri Valley Conference titles this year,” Clinkscales said. “She has built a culture that our student-athletes and coaches have embraced, and helped lead this program back to the top of the Missouri Valley Conference. I look forward to her continued leadership of our track & field and cross country programs.”

Martin has been a staple in the Indiana State Track and Field and Cross Country programs, first as a student-athlete and now as a coach. She just completed her sixth season as Program Director and Head Coach of Sycamore Track & Field and Cross Country and has also spent time as Indiana State’s Women’s Track & Field Head Coach (2011-16) and as an assistant coach (2003-10) following a standout career at Indiana State from 1997-2001.

The 2021-22 season produced the Sycamores’ best results since Martin took charge of both programs. She was named  the 2022 MVC Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year, the 2022 MVC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Coach of the Year and the 2022 USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Women’s Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year after leading the Sycamores back to the top of the Missouri Valley Conference during the 2021-22 season. Indiana State swept the indoor championships for the first time since 2015 and won the men’s outdoor title for the first time since 2014.

Indiana State’s 171 points at the MVC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Championship was a program record, while the Sycamores’ 178 points at the MVC Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Championship was the program’s most since 2013. On the women’s side, the Sycamores snapped rival Illinois State’s four-year run atop the conference at the MVC Indoor Championships and placed second at the MVC Outdoor Championships.

“I am happy and excited to be able to continue to lead our Sycamore Track and Field and Cross Country programs,” Martin said. “Indiana State is near and dear to me, my husband and my family. I am surrounded by a great coaching staff that wants to push the boundaries of success. I am thankful for the opportunity given to me by Sherard Clinkscales, Angie Lansing and President Curtis.”

Martin has proven to keep the Sycamores near the top of the Missouri Valley Conference throughout her six-year tenure as Cross Country/Track and Field Program Director and Head Coach at Indiana State. Indiana State has finished in the top four at each of the last five men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor conference championships, headlined by three championships during the 2022 season. During that span, the Sycamores have also racked up six runner-up finishes and five third-place finishes.

Indiana State’s success under Martin has gone beyond just the team aspect, as nearly 500 All-MVC honors have been racked up by Sycamore student-athletes during her tenure as a coach. The Sycamores have had 154 MVC Champions during her time on staff, including 52 since she took the reins of both programs in 2017. Martin has been the head coach for 42 NCAA National Championship qualifiers, with another 23 reaching the national championships during her time as an assistant coach with the Sycamores.

Martin’s teams have also excelled in the classroom, as the Sycamores have earned 15 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors and 58 individual USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during her head coaching career.


1869       In front of 2,000 spectators at Case Commons, the Forest Citys, a team including unpaid amateur players who do not want compensation to remain ‘pure,’ play the first professional baseball game in Cleveland, losing to the Cincinnati Red Stockings, 25-6. The club will continue to play next season and become a charter member of the National Association Professional Baseball Players in 1871.

1903       Ed Delahanty, who once hit four homers in one game, goes over a Niagara Falls railroad bridge and drowns. The circumstances of the Senator outfielder’s death will remain a mystery, but rumors persist he was kicked off a train by a conductor for being drunk and disorderly.

1930       Carl Reynolds becomes only the second player in big-league history to homer in three consecutive innings when he goes deep in the first three frames of the 15-4 White Sox victory over the hometown Yankees. The Chicago outfielder’s power surge includes two inside-the-park round-trippers.

1934       At Wrigley Field with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning, veteran ump Bill Klem’s delayed call of the infield fly rule leads to the Cardinals, trailing by four runs, successfully protesting their game against the Cubs, with the Redbirds. The contest resumes from the point-of-the-protest, on July 31, with St. Louis losing 7-1.

1941       On a sweltering day in front of 52,832 fans at Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio hits a three-run homer off Red Sox hurler Dick Newsome to extend his consecutive game hitting streak to 45 games. The ‘Yankee Clipper’ surpasses Wee Willie Keeler’s 1897 major league mark of 44 straight games with a hit accomplished when the diminutive outfielder played with the Orioles.

1962       Johnny Podres ties a major league mark record, striking out eight consecutive batters in LA’s 5-1 victory over Philadelphia. The 29-year-old southpaw’s streak begins with the third out in the top of the fourth frame and ends after the first out in the seventh inning of the Dodger Stadium contest.

1963       In one of baseball’s most memorable pitching duels, Giants’ right-hander Juan Marichal and Braves’ lefty Warren Spahn each hurl 15 scoreless innings before Willie Mays ends the marathon, homering off Spahnie in the bottom of the 16th to give Francisco a 1-0 win.

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1967       After the Cubs’ 4-1 victory over the Reds, many of the 40,464 patrons stay at Wrigley Field, awaiting the outcome of the Cards/Mets game that, thanks to a New York victory, results in the Cubs taking first place by half of a game. The enthusiastic fans refuse to leave the ‘Friendly Confines’ until the flags above the scoreboard reflect the home team’s current position at the top of the standings, a task usually done the next day.

1969       Reds’ pitcher Gerry Arrigo ties a major league mark when he hits his third Braves’ batter in the second inning of a 9-4 victory. The Braves also match the big league mark by plunking five batters in one game.

1970       Joe Niekro keeps the Yankees hitless until Horace Clarke legs out an infield single with one out in the ninth inning of the team’s 5-0 victory at Tiger Stadium. The hit marks the third time the Bronx Bomber second baseman has broken up a no-hitter in the past four weeks, having spoiled no-no bids by Royals left-hander Jim Rooker (June 4th) and Red Sox righty Sonny Siebert (June 19th).

1970       Tony Horton hits for the cycle against Baltimore in the Indians’ 10-9 victory at Memorial Stadium. The Cleveland first baseman completes the feat with a leadoff home run in the top of the ninth inning off Pete Richert.

1972       At Montreal’s Jarry Park, the Expos walk away with a 4-3 victory when Mets right-hander Bob Rauch issues his fourth free pass of the inning, forcing in Carl Morton with the winning run. The frustrating loss will be the 23-year-old rookie’s only decision during a brief 19-game major league career.

1975       Don Baylor goes deep in his first three plate appearances in the Orioles’ 13-5 victory over Detroit at Tiger Stadium. Today’s trio of home runs gives the Baltimore left fielder four consecutive round-trippers, hitting one off Reggie Cleveland in his last at-bat yesterday in the team’s 10-6 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park.

1976       The Astros tie a franchise record, banging out 25 hits in a 10-8 victory over Cincinnati at Riverfront Stadium. Two months earlier, Houston established the mark in a 16-5 rout of the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.

1977       For the second time this season, White Sox’s first baseman Jim Spencer ties the club record set by Shoeless Joe Jackson in 1920, when he collects eight RBIs, duplicating a feat he first accomplished in May against the Indians. The 29-year-old infielder’s two home runs help beat the Twins at Comiskey Park, 13-8.

1977       The Cubs commit five errors in one inning, a feat that will not occur again until 2017 when the Mariners accomplish the dubious deed. Chicago’s first-frame woes, which includes two misplays each by second baseman Manny Trillo and pitcher Bill Bonham, and one by left fielder Gene Clines, lead to four Cardinals runs en route to a 10–3 loss to the Cardinals before a packed house at Busch Stadium.

1978       Ron Guidry improves his record to 13-0 with a 3-2 Yankee victory over the Tigers at the Bronx ballpark. The 27-year-old southpaw, known as Louisiana Lightning, establishes the best start is the best in franchise history en route to finishing the season with a 25-3 record.

1979       The White Sox fire player-manager Don Kessinger (46-60), replacing him with rookie skipper Tony La Russa, who had been managing the club’s Triple-A Iowa Oaks in the American Association. During his eight-year tenure with Chicago, La Russa will compile a 522-510 record, with his team winning the AL West title in 1983.

1985       Astros’ hurler Joe Niekro notches his 200th career victory. The Niekro brothers (Joe & Phil) will join the Perrys (Jim & Gaylord) as the only brothers to win at least 200 games per pitcher.

1986       The Blue Jays score three runs in the eighth inning to beat the Red Sox and Roger Clemens, 4-2. The loss prevents the ‘Rocket’ from getting a record-tying 15th consecutive winning decision.

1993       In a pregame ceremony at the ballpark, Kansas City officially renames Royals Stadium to Kauffman Stadium to honor Ewing M. Kauffman, the team’s owner since its inception in 1968. The 77-year-old philanthropist, who humbly discouraged the name change, will die within a month.

1993       The latest game in major league history ends at 4:40 am when relief pitcher Mitch Williams, in his first at-bat of the season, singles home the winning run in the tenth inning, giving the Phillies a 6-5 victory over the Padres. The Veterans Stadium contest, which started at 1:26 am due to the three rain delays in Game 1 of the twin bill, eclipses the 3:35 am mark established in Atlanta on July 4, 1985, in a game that ended with fireworks after the Mets beat the Braves in 19 innings, 16-13.

1995       During a pregame ceremony at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals retire five-time All-Star second baseman Frank White’s uniform number 20. The Royals’ Hall of Fame inductee will also be honored in 2004 with a bronze statue dedicated outside the Kansas City ballpark, joining club owners Ewing & Muriel Kauffman and Hall of Fame third baseman George Brett.

1995       Dodger right-hander Hideo Nomo, leading the National League in strikeouts, becomes the first player from Japan to be selected for the major league All-Star game. As the starter for the Senior Circuit, the 26-year-old rookie tosses two scoreless innings in National League’s 3-2 victory over their American League rivals at The Ballpark in Arlington.

1999       National League President Len Coleman suspends Tom Hallion for three games without pay for bumping Colorado catcher Jeff Reed and pitching coach Milt May during an argument. The incident marks the first time an umpire receives a suspension for an on-field dispute.

2000       After hitting two home runs in a 2-1 victory over the Expos, Marlins’ outfielder Mark Smith becomes a hero for the second time this day when he pulls a man from a smoke-filled car minutes before the car explodes.

2000       At Shea Stadium, Gregory Sweeney is arrested and charged with reckless endangerment after throwing a ball onto the field after Braves reliever John Rocker had tossed it into the stands. A few days later, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown exonerates the 26-year-old Brooklyn man, concluding the Mets fan had no criminal intent and was doing nothing more than following a baseball tradition of returning an unsolicited and unwanted souvenir.

2002       At Coors Field, every Giants starter gets at least one hit, with the #8 hitter Tsuyoshi Shinjo going 5-for-6 with a pair of home runs, including a first-inning grand slam. The former Japanese big leaguer will finish the season hitting just two more homers and driving in nine more runs.

2002       Fifty-three major league players hit 62 home runs, five more than record 57 established on April 7, 2000. The barrage includes a record-tying dozen hit at Chicago’s Comiskey Park by the White Sox and the Tigers, the same two teams which set the major league record for homers in a game with 12 at Tiger Stadium in 1995.

2004       Suffering through their worst season since their inception in 1998, the Diamondbacks replace manager Bob Brenly with third-base coach Al Pedrique. The former skipper of Arizona’s Triple-A Tucson Sidewinders becomes the second Venezuelan to manage in the big leagues.

2005       In one of the most severe penalties ever imposed by the commissioner’s office for on-field behavior, Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50,000 for actions that send a camera operator to the hospital and launch a police investigation. The veteran southpaw, who will appeal the MLB decision, is selected by his peers to be a member of the American League All-Star squad scheduled to play next week in Detroit.

2007       With skipper Joe Torre watching from the Yankee dugout, Roger Clemens, throwing eight innings of a two-hit ball of a 5-1 win over the Twins, becomes the eighth pitcher to record 350 career victories. The New York manager was the catcher for Warren Spahn’s 350th win, making him a participant of the only two occasions that a pitcher has reached the milestone since 1928.

2013       At Great American Ball Park, Homer Bailey becomes the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan to throw two no-hitters before another hurler accomplishes the feat, giving up just a walk in the Reds’ 3-0 victory over the Giants. Last September, the 27-year-old Cincinnati right-hander, the youngest pitcher to have pitched two no-hitters in his career, hurled the first no-hitter in PNC Park history, a dramatic 1-0 victory over the hometown Pirates.

2019       The Dodgers overcome a 4-3 deficit with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning when the Diamondbacks’ bullpen walk five consecutive batters, including Cody Bellinger’s base-on-balls that forces in the winning run. The last time the Chavez Ravine club got a walk-off win with a walk was when Bellinger drew the fourth consecutive free pass issued by the Royals relievers, plating the winning run in a 5-4 extra-inning victory in 2017.

2021       Pablo Lopez becomes the first starting pitcher to throw one pitch and take the loss. The umpires eject the right-hander for intentionally plunking Braves’ leadoff batter Ronald Acuña Jr., who scores the game’s only run in the Marlins’ 1-0 loss to Atlanta at Truist Park.


Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs New York Giants (1)

In a classic rematch, the New York Giants (who had just won their third consecutive pennant and were making their third consecutive World Series appearance) squared off against their post-season rival Philadelphia Athletics. Giants manager John McGraw was still trying to escape the recurring questions surrounding his selected pitching rotations in the previous Fall Classic that had resulted in a Red Sox victory. Once again, he had taken his team through another magnificent season while winning the National League pennant by 12½ games, but many fans had lost faith in his post-season coaching capabilities. Pitching aces Rube Marquard, Christy Mathewson and Jeff Tesreau had been given a second chance and were determined not to make the same mistakes that had cost them game-winning leads in the 1912 championship. Connie Mack’s A’s were a worthy opponent and many felt that this series would go down to the wire like the last one.

Marquard was given the Giants’ start in the opener and was shelled for five runs and eight hits in five innings. The last Series’ hero “Home Run Baker” validated his handle by driving in one run in the fourth and knocking a two run home run in the fifth. The Athletics’ Chief Bender, fared the same and gave up an unlikely eleven hits while managing a slim 6-4 victory. The Giants’ veteran journeyman, Christy Mathewson was given the ball for Game 2. “Matty” as he was called by teammates, was coming off of his next-to-last 20+ victory season in the majors as he posted a 25-11 record. The Bucknell star was matched up against his former collegiate rival, Eddie Plank from Gettysburg University. Both aces were at the top of their game, matching each other pitch-for-pitch through nine scoreless innings. Surprisingly, it was Mathewson himself, who managed to turn his adversary with a tenth inning single setting up a 3-0 triumph.

For Game 3, Mack decided to take a page from the last Series and start a bright twenty year-old rookie named “Bullet” Joe Bush who had won fourteen games for him during the regular season. McGraw answered the challenge with his own young gun, Jeff Tesreau, who had successfully debuted as a rookie in the previous Fall Classic. Philadelphia proved to be the better team that day and whopped the Giants’ 8-2. The A’s maintained their Series leading momentum well into Game 4 and were leading 6-0 after five innings. That was until Fred Merkle stepped up to the plate and fueled a Giants’ comeback bid with a three run homer in the seventh. Bender was able to recover and the A’s managed to hold on for a 6-5 victory. The win was Bender’s fourth straight in Series competition.

Trailing three games to one, New York’s Christy Mathewson once again, found himself sharing the mound with Game 1 rival Eddie Plank. However, this time Plank was in control, allowing only two hits in a shocking 3-1 decision and Series deciding victory. For the third consecutive year, the New York Giants had played magnificent during the regular season, only to fall short of a championship. It was a heartbreaking defeat to the players and their fans. McGraw and his Giants vowed to shake their “curse” and restore the club to it’s former post-season glory. Little did they know that it would be four years before they would get another chance.

Home Run Baker had led the A’s with a .450 batting average and seven runs batted in. Eddie Collins hit .421, while Wally Schang contributed six RBIs and a .357 average. Chief Bender’s performances in Games 1 and 4 boosted his Series victories to six. Mathewson, pitching in what would be his final Series, wound up with a 5-5 lifetime mark in the Fall Classic. At one point, he was 4-0 after splitting two decisions in 1913.


1902 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Muriel Robb wins her only major title with a 7-5, 6-1 defeat of fellow Briton Charlotte Cooper

1903 National League MLB batting champion Ed Delahanty, disappears after being removed intoxicated from a train by force; found dead at bottom of Niagara Falls 2 weeks later

1903 Pitcher Jack Doscher, debuts for the Chicago Cubs, the first son of a major leaguer to play MLB, father Herm 1882-92

1906 Yanks win by forfeit for the 1st time

1907 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Evelyn Sears beats fellow American Carrie Neely 6-3, 6-2 for her lone major singles title

1909 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Dora Boothby earns her only Wimbledon title with a 6-4, 4-6, 8-6 win over Agnes Morton

1911 Detroit Tigers legend Ty Cobb hits in his 40th straight game in 14-6 rout of Cleveland. Streak ends next game

1921 In boxing’s first million dollar gate ($1.7m), world heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey KOs Frenchman Georges Carpentier in round 4 of his 3rd title defence; crowd 91,000 at Boyle’s Thirty Acres in Jersey City, New Jersey

1927 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Spaniard Lilí Álvarez 6-2, 6-4 for her first of 8 Wimbledon titles

1927 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: In an all-French final Henri Cochet wins first of 2 Wimbledon singles crowns; beats Jean Borotra 4-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5

1930 Chicago outfielder Carl Reynolds becomes only the 2nd player in MLB history to hit home runs in 3 consecutive innings in 15-4 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium

1932 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Ellsworth Vines beats hometown favourite Bunny Austin 6-4, 6-2, 6-0 for his only Wimbledon title

1932 American golfer Walter Hagen wins his 5th and last Western Open in Cleveland, 16 years after he won his first

1933 NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell works 18 innings of shutout ball without a walk to beat St Louis Cardinals, 1-0

1935 Great Britain amateur boxing team beats United States in the first International Golden Gloves tournament in NYC, New York

1937 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Don Budge beats Germany’s Gottfried von Cramm 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 for first of back-to-back titles

1938 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0 in 4th final between the pair (Wills Moody won all 4)

1941 Joe DiMaggio hits a 3-run homer off Boston’s Dick Newsome to pass Willie Keeler’s MLB record 44 game hitting streak

1948 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American Bob Falkenburg beats John Bromwich of Australia 7-5, 0-6, 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 for his only Grand Slam singles title

1948 British Open Men’s Golf, Muirfield: England’s Henry Cotton wins by 5 strokes from Irishman Fred Daly for his third Open victory

1949 “Red Barber’s Clubhouse” sports show premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV

1949 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Louise Brough beats fellow American Margaret Osborne duPont 10-8, 1-6, 10-8 for the second of 3 straight Wimbledon titles

1950 Cleveland Indians’ pitcher Bob Feller wins his 200th MLB game, 5-3 v Detroit Tigers

1951 Bill Veeck buys St Louis Browns from Bill & Charlie DeWitt; after 1953 season sells franchise to Clarence Miles, team moves to Baltimore (Orioles)

1954 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Czech Jaroslav Drobný beats Ken Rosewall of Australia 13-11, 4-6, 6-2, 9-7 for his only Wimbledon singles title

1955 US Open Women’s Golf, Wichita GC: Uruguayan Fay Crocker beats Louise Suggs & Mary Lena Faulk by 4 to become the tournament’s first overseas winner

1961 Amidst 5 NY Yankee homers v Washington, Roger Maris hits 29th and 30th en route to 61 for the season

1963 SF Giants legend Willie Mays breaks up classic Juan Marichal vs Warren Spahn pitching dual, homering in 16th inning off Spahn for 1-0 win vs Milwaukee Braves

1966 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles

1966 West Indian cricket batsman Basil Butcher scores career best 209 not out to guide tourists to a 139-run 3rd Test win over England at Trent Bridge

1967 US Open Women’s Golf, The Homestead: Catherine Lacoste wins by 2 strokes from Susie Maxwell & Beth Stone (youngest [22], 1st amateur winner)

1969 Ireland cricketers dismiss West Indies for just 25 (Dougie Goodwin 5 for 6, Alec O’Riordan 4 for 18) to set up a huge upset in Londonderry

1971 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Evonne Goolagong beats Margaret Court 6-4, 6-1 for the first of 2 Wimbledon singles titles

1972 US Open Women’s Golf, Winged Foot GC: American Susie Maxwell Berning wins by 1 from Judy Rankin, Kathy Ahern & Pam Barnett

1972 American pole vaulter Bob Seagren breaks world record for the 4th and final time with 5.63m in Eugene, Oregon

1976 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: American Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 for second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles

1977 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Sweden’s Björn Borg beats American Jimmy Connors 3-6, 6-2, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4 for the second of 5 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles

1978 MLB pitcher Ron Guidry beats Detroit 3-2 for a NY Yankee record 13-0 start to the season

1983 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Martina Navratilova beats Andrea Jaeger 6-0, 6-3 for the 4th of 9 Wimbledon singles titles

1986 Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens (14-0) suffers his 1st loss (4-2 v Toronto), one win short of AL record for consecutive wins to start season

1988 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Germany’s Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilova 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 for the 3rd leg of her Golden Slam

1989 Canadian Open Women’s Golf (du Maurier Classic), Beaconsfield GC: Tammie Green wins her only LPGA major title with a 1 shot victory over fellow Americans Pat Bradley & Betsy King

1989 American jockey Steve Cauthen wins Irish Derby on Old Vic to become the first rider in history to sweep the world’s 4 major Derbies (Kentucky, Epsom, French, Irish)

1993 Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri is renamed Kauffman Stadium shortly before the death of MLB Kansas City Royals team owner Ewing Kauffman

1994 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Conchita Martínez of Spain upsets Martina Navratilova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 for her only Grand Slam title

1994 Middlesex cricket seam bowler Richard Johnson takes all 10 Derbyshire wickets for 45 runs at the County Ground in Derby

1995 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Congressional GC: Tom Weiskopf wins by 4 strokes from Jack Nicklaus for his only Champions Tour major victory

1995 LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad

2000 UEFA European Championship Final, Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands: David Trezeguet scores in extra time to give France a 2-1 win over Italy

2000 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Saucon Valley CC: Hale Irwin wins by 3 strokes ahead of Bruce Fleischer for his second US Senior title

2005 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Venus Williams beats fellow American Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6, 9-7 for the 3rd of her 5 Wimbledon singles titles

2011 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Czech left hander Petra Kvitová wins her first Grand Slam title beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4

2013 Reds pitcher Homer Bailey no-hits SF Giants 3-0 in Cincinnati, his second no-hitter in 10 months

2017 Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia

2017 Women’s PGA Championship, Olympia Fields CC: American Danielle Kang scores her first professional win, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Brooke Henderson of Canada

2017 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Salem CC: Kenny Perry wins by 2 strokes ahead of Kirk Triplett for his 2nd US Senior title

2020 British Darts Organisation’s commercial arm – BDO Enterprises Ltd, goes into liquidation due to lack of sponsorship; oversaw original professional, semi-pro and amateur competitions in Britain


American League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees5621.72734 – 922 – 1226 – 1217 – 510 – 46 – 4L 1
Toronto4433.5711225 – 1519 – 1816 – 1510 – 914 – 56 – 4W 2
Boston4334.5581320 – 1623 – 188 – 1612 – 719 – 77 – 3L 1
Tampa Bay4036.52615.525 – 1715 – 1912 – 156 – 912 – 94 – 6L 4
Baltimore3543.44921.518 – 1717 – 2615 – 1910 – 125 – 85 – 5L 3
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Minnesota4436.55024 – 1720 – 1912 – 920 – 159 – 76 – 4W 1
Cleveland3934.5341.519 – 1520 – 195 – 817 – 119 – 84 – 6W 2
Chi White Sox3639.4805.516 – 2120 – 1814 – 1510 – 127 – 94 – 6W 1
Detroit2946.38712.518 – 2311 – 237 – 1411 – 153 – 104 – 6L 1
Kansas City2847.37313.514 – 2514 – 224 – 912 – 178 – 135 – 5W 2
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston4927.64522 – 1127 – 166 – 813 – 322 – 128 – 2W 4
Texas3639.48012.517 – 2019 – 195 – 89 – 715 – 185 – 5L 2
LA Angels3742.46813.521 – 2316 – 196 – 149 – 517 – 154 – 6L 1
Seattle3742.46813.518 – 2019 – 228 – 157 – 618 – 167 – 3L 1
Oakland2653.32924.58 – 2818 – 258 – 159 – 157 – 183 – 7W 1
National League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets4829.62325 – 1223 – 1724 – 97 – 313 – 104 – 6W 1
Atlanta4533.5773.524 – 1721 – 1615 – 1113 – 813 – 116 – 4W 1
Philadelphia4137.5267.521 – 1920 – 1813 – 185 – 216 – 115 – 5W 2
Miami3540.4671219 – 1616 – 2419 – 143 – 69 – 146 – 4W 2
Washington2950.3672014 – 2815 – 226 – 259 – 89 – 116 – 4L 2
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee4534.57019 – 1526 – 1911 – 1325 – 143 – 56 – 4W 1
St. Louis4336.544224 – 1619 – 206 – 822 – 149 – 55 – 5L 2
Chi Cubs3146.4031316 – 2615 – 203 – 318 – 207 – 146 – 4W 3
Pittsburgh3146.4031318 – 2113 – 254 – 714 – 2412 – 93 – 7L 1
Cincinnati2650.34217.512 – 2414 – 263 – 611 – 188 – 213 – 7L 3
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers4828.63222 – 1226 – 1611 – 911 – 517 – 107 – 3W 3
San Diego4633.5823.521 – 1625 – 1712 – 919 – 1014 – 134 – 6L 2
San Francisco4035.5337.521 – 1819 – 1714 – 138 – 911 – 93 – 7L 2
Arizona3542.45513.519 – 2216 – 2012 – 1010 – 117 – 174 – 6W 1
Colorado3344.42915.521 – 2112 – 238 – 196 – 413 – 133 – 7L 2

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot