MAJOR LAGUE BASEBALL
St. Louis 9 Kansas City 4
Boston 16 Baltimore 2
Detroit 6 Cleveland 4
Oakland 8 Texas 3
NY Yankees 7 Chicago White Sox 5 (10)
Minnesota 12 Tampa Bay 0
Houston 8 LA Angels 2
Seattle 9 Toronto 3
Pittsburgh 14 Milwaukee 4
Milwaukee 6 Pittsburgh 0
Philadelphia 6 Cincinnati 1
Atlanta 12 Washington 2
Miami 5 Chicago Cubs 4
LA Dodgers 2 NY Mets 1 (10)
Arizona 7 San Diego 0
Colorado 4 San Francisco 1
SATURDAY’S BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Indianapolis 7 St. Paul 4
Fort Wayne 6 South Bend 3
Chicago 20 Miami 13
Denver 33 Minnesota 6
Baltimore 17 New Orleans 14
Cleveland 23 Jacksonville 13
NY Jets 12 NY Giants 7
Cincinnati 19 Tampa Bay 14
Houston 26 Green Bay 7
Kansas City 19 San Francisco 16
Las Vegas 20 Seattle 7
Los Angeles Chargers 13 Los Angeles Rams 6
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
LA Galaxy 1 Minnesota United 0
New England 2 Toronto 1
Montréal 2, New York RB 1
New York City 2 Inter Miami 0
Sporting KC 2 Dallas 0
Colorado 3 Houston 1
Real Salt Lake 1 Austin 0
SATURDAY’S BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mls/scoreboard_daily.asp?gameday=20210814
INDIANA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER-(Reported)
Tell City 5 White River Valley 0
Tell City 4 Evansville Christian 1
New Prairie 4 Mishawaka 2
Batesville 6 Milan 0
North Central 7 Terre Haute South 1
North Putnam 4 Sullivan 2
Hamilton Southeastern 4 Mount Vernon Fortville 0
Evansville Christian 6 Evansville Day 1
Columbus East 2 Perry Meridian 1
Carroll 2 Warsaw 1
Cathedral 8 Ritter 0
Lawrence North 2 Greenfield Central 1
Chesterton 3 Northridge 0
Elkhart 1 Goshen 0
Penn 2 Homestead 0
Elkhart Christian Academy 4 South Bend Riley 1
Castle 11 Vincennes Lincoln 0
Providence 4 Butler 1
Jasper 0 Seymour 0
Columbus North 3 Southport 1
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER-(Reported)
Pike 3 Shelbyville 1
Wheeler 8 LaPorte 0
Castle 16 Vincennes Lincoln 1
Hamilton Southeastern 1 Carmel 1
North Central 3 Zionsville 2
Fishers 8 McCutcheon 0
Noblesville 5 Cathedral 0
Carroll 1 Northridge 0
Mishawaka 8 Trinity 0
Greensburg 6 Knightstown 0
Terre Haute North 1 Harrison 0
Brownsburg 2 Brebeuf 2
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL-(Reported)
Lake Central 2 Warsaw 1
Peru 2 North Newton 0
Chesterton 2 Illiana Christian 0
Brownsburg 2 Crown Point 0
Munster 2 Crown Point 1
Lakewood Park Christian 2 Fremont 0
Suburban Christian 2 Heritage Hall Christian 0
Twin Lakes 2 Winamac 0
Kouts 2 Oregon – Davis 0
North White 2 Winamac 0
Fairfield 3 Eastside 0
Penn 3 Fort Wayne Dwenger 0
Southwestern 2 New Washington 1
Munster 2 Warsaw 0
Angola 3 Columbia City 0
Blue River 3 Randolph Southern 0
New Haven 2 N. Judson 0
Cathedral 2 Ft. Wayne Snyder 0
Knox 2 Peru 0
Brownsburg 2 Munster 0
Brebeuf 2 Danville 0
Lawrence North 3 Westfield 2
Lafayette Jeff 3 Western 0
New Haven 2 LaCrosse 0
Lake Central 2 Fort Wayne Snyder 0
North Posey 3 North Daviess 0
Southwestern 2 S. Decatur 0
Brown County 3 Greencastle 2
Evansville Memorial 2 Northview 0
Lake Station 2 Oregon – Davis 1
Greensburg 2 New Washington 0
North Judson 2 LaCrosse 0
Carmel 3 Fishers 0
Seymour 3 Jeffersonville 0
Cathedral 2 Chesterton 0
Mount Vernon 3 Southridge 0
Greensburg 2 Southwestern 0
Brownsburg 2 Lake Central 1
Twin Lakes 2 N. Judson 0
North White 2 Twin Lakes 0
Northeastern 2 Eastern Hancock 1
Kouts 2 Lake Station 0
Fort Wayne Dwenger 3 LaPorte 1
Plainfield 2 Illiana Christian 1
Roncalli 3 Franklin Central 0
Blue River 3 Knightstown 1
New Haven 2 N. White 1
Northview 2 Danville 0
Springs Valley 3 White River Valley 0
Tippecanoe Valley 3 Argos 0
Lakewood Park Christian 2 Elkhart Christian Academy 1
Eastern Hancock 2 Rising Sun 1
Peru 2 Lake Station 0
Warsaw 2 Plainfield 0
Illiana Christian 2 Fort Wayne Snyder 0
Brebeuf 2 Northview 0
Twin Lakes 2 Peru 0
Evansville Memorial 2 Danville 0
Munster 2 Chesterton 0
Kouts 2 Knox 0
Brownsburg 2 Fort Wayne Snyder 0
Cathedral 2 Lake Central 0
Crown Point 2 Cathedral 0
Illiana Christian 2 Warsaw 1
Kouts 2 New Haven 0
Eastern Hancock 2, Morristown 0
Indianapolis Genesis 2 Heartland Christian 0
Heartland Christian 2 Wabash Valley Home 0
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1
Saturday, Aug. 28
Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN
Wednesday, Sept. 1
UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Thursday, Sept. 2
Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Friday, Sept. 3
North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1
Saturday, Sept. 4
UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5
Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Monday, Sept. 6
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sunday, August 15
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1:00
Thursday, August 19
New England at Philadelphia, 7:30
Friday, August 20
Kansas City at Arizona (ESPN), 8:00
Cincinnati at Washington, 8:00
Saturday, August 21
Buffalo at Chicago, 1:00
New York Jets at Green Bay, 4:25
Baltimore at Carolina, 7:00
Atlanta at Miami, 7:00
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30
Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30
Houston at Dallas, 8:00
Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8:00
Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00
Denver at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 22
New York Giants at Cleveland, 1:00
San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:30
Monday, August 23
Jacksonville at New Orleans (ESPN), 8:00
Friday, August 27
Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30
Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00
Saturday, August 28
Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00
Baltimore at Washington, 6:00
Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00
Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00
Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00
Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 29
Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00
Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00
Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00
New England at New York Giants, 6:00
Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00
|Big Machine Spiked Coolers Grand Prix|
|Aug 14, 2021 | Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course – Indianapolis, Indiana | 207.3 mi|
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|2||Romain Grosjean||51||Chassis: Dallara|
|3||Colton Herta||26||Chassis: Dallara|
|4||Alexander Rossi||27||Chassis: Dallara|
|5||Pato O’Ward||5||Chassis: Dallara|
|6||Jack Harvey||60||Chassis: Dallara|
|7||Graham Rahal||15||Chassis: Dallara|
|8||Josef Newgarden||2||Chassis: Dallara|
|9||Marcus Ericsson||8||Chassis: Dallara|
|10||Takuma Sato||30||Chassis: Dallara|
|11||Conor Daly||20||Chassis: Dallara|
|12||Christian Lundgaard||45||Chassis: Dallara|
|13||Felix Rosenqvist||7||Chassis: Dallara|
|14||Ed Jones||18||Chassis: Dallara|
|15||Sebastien Bourdais||14||Chassis: Dallara|
|16||Simon Pagenaud||22||Chassis: Dallara|
|17||Scott Dixon||9||Chassis: Dallara|
|18||Ryan Hunter-Reay||28||Chassis: Dallara|
|19||Jimmie Johnson||48||Chassis: Dallara|
|20||Max Chilton||59||Chassis: Dallara|
|21||Helio Castroneves||06||Chassis: Dallara|
|22||James Hinchcliffe||29||Chassis: Dallara|
|23||Scott McLaughlin||3||Chassis: Dallara|
|24||Rinus VeeKay||21||Chassis: Dallara|
|25||Cody Ware||52||Chassis: Dallara|
|26||Dalton Kellett||4||Chassis: Dallara|
|27||Alex Palou||10||Chassis: Dallara|
|28||RC Enerson||75||Chassis: Dallara|
Phillies lose no-hit bid, capitalize on Reds blunders, 6-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Matt Moore and the Phillies bullpen took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Bryce Harper hit a Little League homer and Philadelphia two-hit the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 Saturday.
Moore (2-3) threw six scoreless innings but was pulled after 76 pitches. Hector Neris pitched a 1-2-3 seventh with two strikeouts before Archie Bradley allowed Tyler Stephenson’s homer leading off the eighth.
There have been seven no-hitters in the majors this season, one shy of the major league record set in 1884 – the first year overhand pitching was allowed.
With Moore having not gone past six innings in any outing this season, manager Joe Girardi reluctantly didn’t let the lefty go for the eighth no-no in the big leagues this year.
“I hated to take him out, but we felt like we couldn’t push him any further,” Girardi said. “He pitched outstanding. We need people to step up, and he stepped up big today.”
Moore is an unlikely candidate for a no-hitter. The 32-year-old has been used in dual roles this season, but not effectively. He was making his 10th start and entered 0-3 with a 6.98 ERA when beginning the game. He only got the ball because the Phillies needed a starter with Zach Eflin (knee) and Vince Velasquez (blister) on the IL.
“It feels good to still be here after the rough time throughout the course of the season,” he said. “Being able to come through in the bullpen or the rotation or somewhere in between is all I want to do, and just be a part of it and contribute in a positive way.”
Moore had no objections to being removed.
“With nearly a seven ERA, there’s something that doesn’t feel right about that,” he joked. “I’m a Phillie before anything else; this is about the win today.”
Harper cruised into third for an RBI triple in the eighth inning, made a celebratory hand gesture toward the home dugout then took off for home following a lackadaisical Reds blunder after the play was seemingly over.
Cincinnati shortstop Kyle Farmer caught the relay from the outfield as Harper reached third, then flipped the ball casually toward first baseman Joey Votto near the pitcher’s mound. Votto wasn’t expecting the ball and didn’t see it fall behind him. When catcher Stephenson abandoned home plate to retrieve it, Harper sprinted home easily.
Andrew McCutchen and Ronald Torreyes went deep for the Phillies, who began the day tied with Atlanta for the NL East lead. It was just the Phillies’ second win in the last five since an eight-game winning streak vaulted them into first place.
Farmer had the only other hit for the Reds, a sharply struck ball in the ninth that went off the glove of Torreyes at third base but didn’t leave the infield.
“Moore was outstanding,” Reds manager David Bell said. “He kept us off balance. He’s been doing it for a long time and really stepped up for them and pitched a great game.”
He was dominant from the jump, striking out two during a nine-pitch first inning. He finished with eight strikeouts and two walks.
The crowd of 25,100 rained down boos on Bradley, who has been stellar this season, when Stephenson drove a 3-1 fastball to right to begin the eighth. Bradley recovered for no more runs, and Ian Kennedy pitched a scoreless ninth to finish off the 2-hour, 38-minute contest.
Sale makes first appearance since 2019; Sox pound O’s 16-2
BOSTON (AP) Chris Sale wanted to take it all in. He has a new outlook on his big league career.
Bolstered by Sale’s first major league appearance in two years, the Boston Red Sox hit five homers while pounding Baltimore 16-2 on Saturday, handing the Orioles their 10th straight loss.
“When I stepped out of the dugout, I knew there was going to be something, I wasn’t expecting all that,” Sale said. “I was just trying to soak in moments. This isn’t going to last forever.”
The 32-year-old Sale completed his return from Tommy John surgery by pitching five innings, giving up two runs on consecutive homers by Austin Hays and Trey Mancini in the third. Relying mostly on his sharp slider, the lanky left-hander struck out eight and walked none.
“Today was a special day for me and a lot of other people,” he said. “Like I said, this game was ripped out of my hands. I had a hole in my chest for two years. I’ll be completely honest, I took days for granted. … Through all of this I’ve had a huge perspective change. I can tell you one thing, I’m not wasting another day of my big league career.”
Rafael Devers got Boston off to a fast start with a three-run homer in the first against Jorge Lopez (3-13). J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and Bobby Dalbec added a solo shot during a seven-run fifth inning – right after Sale left to a loud ovation.
Dalbec hit his second solo homer an inning later, and Hunter Renfroe connected in the eighth.
When Sale (1-0) finished the fifth, he was greeted with a handshake, then a hug from manager Alex Cora.
“It was a good feeling, man” Cora said. “I haven’t had that feeling in a while. I know ’19 was a grind for him, spring training through the season, it was really hard. … I will never forget that moment when we got back to the clubhouse (today).”
Sale last pitched in the majors when he started on Aug. 13, 2019. The seven-time All-Star had surgery on his 31st birthday – March 30, 2020 – and missed last year’s pandemic-shortened season.
Sale’s return created an electric atmosphere on a steamy afternoon. Many of the fans were on their feet when Hays foul-tipped Sale’s 94.2 mph first pitch.
“He was amazing. He was great,” Cora said. “Today was a special day for this organization, what he went through, him grinding through the the whole process and not feeling good about himself because he wasn’t able to contribute for the first time in his career.”
Cabrera doesn’t homer but leads Tigers over Indians 6-4
DETROIT (AP) Miguel Cabrera is finding ways to help the Detroit Tigers while he waits for career homer No. 500.
Cabrera’s leadoff walk sparked Detroit’s two-run eighth inning, sending the Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Cabrera singled, flied out, was hit by a pitch and walked. The last two results drew loud boos from the crowd of 32,845, hoping to see the milestone homer.
“I know the fans want to see Miggy do it, but we’re not pitching any different to him than we would any other night,” Indians interim manager DeMarlo Hale said. “We were trying to hit the edges and we missed a few pitches.”
With the game tied at 4, Cabrera nearly started the eighth with No. 500 – ripping a 3-2 pitch just foul down the right-field line.
“I was in the on-deck circle, and I thought that was it,” Jeimer Candelario said. “The fans have been so excited this weekend I thought they might run on the field when it went out.”
Bryan Shaw (5-6) walked Cabrera on the next pitch.
“That’s a huge play in the game, because your chances of scoring go up so much when you get the leadoff hitter on base,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “We had a runner ready for him, because we knew we had a chance to win the game.”
Jacob Robson ran for Cabrera, and Candelario and Renato Nunez singled to load the bases with no one out.
Eric Haase followed with a bloop single over the drawn-in infield, putting the Tigers ahead 6-4. A wild pitch put runners on second and third, but Shaw struck out Willi Castro.
Alex Young replaced Shaw and got the final two outs.
Michael Fulmer (5-4) got three outs for the win. Gregory Soto pitched the ninth for his 15th save.
The Tigers scored twice in the first against Sam Hentges. Cabrera singled with two out and Candelario followed with his ninth homer.
Gallo homers twice, Judge goes deep again, Yanks top ChiSox
CHICAGO (AP) Joey Gallo hit a two-run shot in the 10th inning for his second homer of the game, and the New York Yankees outlasted the Chicago White Sox 7-5 in another back-and-forth thriller Saturday night.
Two days after Tim Anderson’s game-ending drive lifted Chicago to a wild 9-8 victory in the Field of Dreams game in Iowa, the teams delivered another dramatic ending.
“That was a heartbreaking loss,” Gallo said. “It was tough. But it was like, we’re going to get them the next game.”
The Yankees did, but it wasn’t easy.
“We’re a team that doesn’t give up,” said Aaron Judge, who had four RBIs. “We continue to fight until the last out.
`We witnessed that in the cornfield and even here. It was two teams that didn’t want to go home a loser.”
Judge’s solo shot off Craig Kimbrel put New York ahead 4-3 in the eighth, but Jose Abreu tied it with a two-out solo drive in the ninth against Chad Green (7-5).
Judge then singled in automatic runner Brett Gardner to start the 10th. Gallo followed with a towering shot to right as New York tagged All-Star closer Liam Hendriks (7-3) for the second straight game.
Anderson had a chance to be the hero again, but he grounded out with the bases loaded against Albert Abreu to end the game.
Jose Abreu’s 24th homer was No. 222 for his career, moving him into third on the franchise list.
Judge had three hits two nights after the slugger cracked two homers and drove in five runs in Iowa.
“He’s getting locked in and it’s exciting,” manager Aaron Boone said. “A couple of great swings tonight. We know what he means to us.”
Boone got his 300th win.
Ohtani homers, but Meyers hits first 2 as Astros rip Angels
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rookie outfielder Jake Meyers hit the first two home runs of his career, including a grand slam, and the Houston Astros shook off Shohei Ohtani’s major league-leading 39th homer Saturday night in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Luis Garcia recovered from a wobbly start to pitch six strong innings for Houston. Meyers, playing in his seventh career game and making his second start, was in right field after Kyle Tucker was placed on the injured list for health and safety protocols.
The Astros’ offense did not skip a beat as Meyers matched Tucker’s grand slam in Friday’s 4-1 victory at Angel Stadium and added a solo shot for good measure.
“He’s a very stable young man and he’s not overwhelmed by this,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said. “In spring training, it looked like he might be trying a little too hard and we just have to make sure he stays within himself, gets good pitches to hit, take a good whack at it and don’t miss it.”
Yordan Alvarez had three hits and two RBIs as the Astros scored three or more runs in their 22nd consecutive game to set a club record. It is the longest three-run streak in the majors this season.
After Ohtani’s first-inning homer gave the Angels a 1-0 lead, David Fletcher singled, stole second base and scored on Jared Walsh’s single as Los Angeles led 2-0 after its first three batters.
“He’s getting his stroke back,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said of Ohtani, who hit just his second home run in 14 games this month. “He just looks right. The ball is going to left field again on a line, he’s covering the whole plate and the direction in his swing looks better.”
Garcia (9-6) settled down from there to boost his AL Rookie of the Year credentials, giving up two runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts. It was the third time in his last five starts he permitted two runs or less.
“He started off a little shaky and his pitch count got up to where we considered taking him out, but that’s his game,” Baker said. “That’s how you kind of build a pitcher. You have to stick with him, especially with the offense we have.”
The Astros pushed in front with three runs in the third inning. Meyers hit his one-out homer on a line to right-center field. Jose Altuve doubled and Michael Brantley singled to put two aboard before Altuve scored on Carlos Correa’s sacrifice fly to tie it 2-all.
Alvarez followed with an RBI double to give Houston a lead it did not relinquish.
Alvarez made it 4-2 in the fifth inning with an RBI double down the right-field line to score Brantley from first base.
Meyers’ grand slam came on an 0-1 fastball from Junior Guerra and reached the elevated seats in right field to put Houston up 8-2. The last Astros player to hit his first two career home runs in the same game was Lance Berkman in 1999.
“I was kind of just looking for a fastball or anything up in the zone to really get in a run. No outs, bases loaded, a guy in scoring position,” Meyers said. “I just tried to do a job and help the team out and I hit it really well.”
The victory was the Astros’ fourth in a row, their longest winning streak of the second half, in a run that has come after they lost six of eight.
After six games of a seven-game homestand against two of the best offenses in baseball, the Angels are 2-4 against the Toronto Blue Jays and Astros, while being outscored 32-17.
“That’s a balloon deflator if there ever has been one,” Maddon said about giving up grand slams in back-to-back games. “We started well (Saturday), we were fighting to stay in it and all of a sudden, boom, there it goes. Those are tough to absorb.”
Bellinger sends Dodgers past Mets 2-1 in 10 innings
NEW YORK (AP) Cody Bellinger hit a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Mets 2-1 on Saturday night after Will Smith homered in the seventh for the first hit off New York starter Taijuan Walker.
The 10-inning win was the second in two nights for the Dodgers, who were 1-12 in extra-inning games entering the series opener Friday.
“We know baseball’s one of the biggest games of momentum, right?” said Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler, who matched Walker over seven strong innings. “So get a couple of these wins in extra innings and hopefully we can kind of change the tide on that. I think we got into this weird rut of extra innings, we lost a lot of them, so winning a couple definitely helps and hopefully we can stay on that track.”
Yennsy Diaz (0-2) struck out Chris Taylor before Bellinger, who hooked a potential go-ahead double just foul down the first-base line in the seventh, laced one a few feet inside the line this time to score automatic runner Corey Seager.
Bellinger, the 2017 NL Rookie of the Year and 2019 MVP, entered Saturday with a .181 batting average – tied for seventh-lowest in the majors among players with at least 200 plate appearances – but is hitting .293 (12 for 41) with four homers and eight RBIs in his last 11 games dating to July 31.
“I’ve been feeling good,” Bellinger said. “Baseball’s a tough game every day, a grind. I feel really good, though.”
Phil Bickford (2-1) got the final two outs of the ninth and struck out the first two batters in the 10th before Corey Knebel retired Brandon Nimmo to earn his third save.
Bellinger’s clutch hit decided a game that began with a taut pitching duel between Walker and Buehler. Neither allowed a hit until Michael Conforto homered for the Mets just beyond the grasp of right fielder Billy McKinney with two outs in the fourth.
The homer was the first off Buehler since he gave up a solo shot to Willson Contreras of the Chicago Cubs on June 24 – a span of 55 innings.
“They both had electric stuff,” Bellinger said. “It was definitely a pitchers’ duel.”
Ashby, Brewers beat Pirates 6-0 to split doubleheader
PITTSBURGH (AP) Rookie Aaron Ashby and three relievers combined on a four-hitter, Rowdy Tellez hit a long home run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0 on Saturday night to split a day-night doubleheader.
In the first game, Kevin Newman tied a major league record with four doubles – in successive innings, no less – and the Pirates rolled to a 14-4 win to snap their eight-game losing streak.
Ashby pitched the first four innings of the nightcap and allowed three hits while striking four and walking none. Making his third career start, the left-hander fell one inning short of qualifying for his first major league win.
“It was awesome. I thought it went really well,” Ashby said. “I was efficient in the strike zone and went out and got things accomplished.”
Brad Boxberger (5-3), Devin Williams and Hunter Strickland worked one inning each to finish the seven-inning game.
Tellez blasted a two-run home run to cap a three-run fifth inning and give the Brewers a 5-0 lead. The drive, estimated at 445 feet, cleared the right-field stands and bounced off a walkway adjacent to the Allegheny River and into the water.
“That was unbelievable,” Ashby said. “When he hit the ball, you knew right away it was gone, but I didn’t think it would leave the ballpark.”
Avisail Garcia added a solo home run in the seventh to complete the scoring.
Milwaukee won for the fifth time in six games and leads the NL Central by eight games over Cincinnati.
The Brewers scored the game’s first two runs in the fourth inning off Mitch Keller (3-10). Jace Peterson’s RBI single broke the scoreless tie and Lorenzo Cain drove in a run with a fielder’s choice grounder.
A throwing error by catcher Michael Perez allowed a run to score in the fifth before Tellez connected.
Peterson, Garcia, Willy Adames and Omar Narvaez had two hits each.
It was quite a reversal for the Brewers from the first game.
“The beauty of baseball is you get to come back and play each day and today we happened to play again on the same day,” Peterson said. “It’s a sign of a good team that you can put a bad game behind you and win the next game.”
Keller has lost all three starts since being recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. He lasted 4 1/3 innings and surrendered nine hits, walked one and struck out three.
“He threw the ball over the plate, threw strikes. He just left some balls over the middle of the plate,” Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said. “Then we had a couple plays that we probably should have made that we didn’t that ended up counting for runs.”
In the opener, Newman doubled in each inning from the third through the sixth in the seven-inning game. He also scored four times.
“You grow up as a kid and your dream is to play in the major leagues,” said Newman, who came into the game hitting just .218. “Coming off the field, someone told me I was part of a major league record and that’s really something. It’s something you dream about. It’s an honor.”
Newman’s third double drove in two to spark a six-run fifth that included Bryan Reynolds’ two-run homer. That outburst broke the game open, giving the Pirates a 12-4 lead.
The only Pirates to previously hit four doubles in a game were Hall of Famer Paul Waner in 1932 and Adam Frazier in 2019.
Rookie Hoy Park had three of the Pirates’ 19 hits. Ke’Bryan Hayes, Reynolds, Rodolfo Castro and Gregory Polanco added two hits each. Hayes, Jacob Stallings and Newman had two RBIs apiece.
Pinch-hitter Wilmer Difo and Hayes added RBIs in the big fifth.
Chasen Shreve (1-0) struck out the side in the fifth.
Arenado homers again as Cardinals beat Royals 9-4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Nolan Arenado homered and drove in four runs, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals 9-4 on Saturday night.
Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs as the Cardinals earned their fifth straight win. Edmundo Sosa went 4 for 4, and Tommy Edman had two hits and two RBIs.
St. Louis broke it open when it scored four times with two out in the seventh. Goldschmidt hit a two-run single before Arenado went deep, sending a drive to left for his 24th homer.
Arenado also homered during the Cardinals’ 6-0 victory Friday night.
“We can do our offense a lot of different ways, but we like good baseball and being able to do it in many different ways,” Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said. “It was quality across the board.”
Jon Lester (4-6) got his first win since he was acquired in a trade with Washington on July 30. The left-hander permitted one run and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
The 37-year-old Lester went 1-3 with a 6.04 ERA in his previous six starts.
“I’ve improved a lot,” Lester said. “I’m just kind of getting used to surroundings and feeling comfortable. It’s been really cool to be here with all these guys and now I can just focus on pitching.”
Kansas City right-hander Brad Keller (7-12) allowed four runs, three earned, and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.
The Cardinals put it away with three runs in the ninth against Greg Holland. Goldschmidt drove in Harrison Bader with a sacrifice fly, and Arenado added a two-run double.
“We took a good shot at trying to keep it where it is and trust our offense to do something when we make that change,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said.
The Royals started the scoring in the fourth when Michael A. Taylor singled in Andrew Benintendi. It was the first run for Kansas City in 16 innings.
The Cardinals responded with two in the fifth, capitalizing on an error by third baseman Emmanuel Rivera. Edman hit a two-run single.
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS: Sharp Sharpe Double Caps Comeback Win
INDIANAPOLIS – A bases-loaded, two-strike double off the bat of Chris Sharpe in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Indianapolis Indians to a comeback win over the St. Paul Saints on Saturday night, 7-4.
Tied 4-4 after seven innings, an error and walk helped load the bases with one out for Sharpe. On a 1-2 count, the Indians outfielder roped a line drive down the left-field line to clear the bases and put his team up for the win.
Two home runs put the Saints (47-41) on top early, but their scoring halted at four runs. Tomas Telis launched a two-out solo shot in the first inning, and with no outs in the third Nick Gordon scored three with a long ball of his own.
The Indians (43-45) put up four runs in the seventh inning to tie the game. With no outs and two runners on, Christian Bethancourt sent a fly ball out to the deepest part of the ballpark for his first triple in affiliated ball since 2014. Phillip Evans then followed up with a two-run double to knot the score at 4-4.
After Beau Sulser surrendered four runs on four hits through three innings, he allowed just one more hit until the seventh inning. Tanner Anderson (W, 2-1) and Keury Mella (S, 2) shut down the Saints offense with 2.2 perfect innings of work.
Ian Hamilton (L, 3-2) surrendered the long double to Sharpe to give Indianapolis the win.
The Indians and Saints will face off in the series finale tomorrow at 1:35 PM ET. In a rematch of Game 1, RHP Max Kranick (1-2, 5.74) will face off against LHP Andrew Albers (5-4, 4.23).
Report: Ohio woman sought protective order against Bauer
LOS ANGELES (AP) An Ohio woman sought a protective order against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer last year after accusing him of punching and choking her without consent while they were having sex, according to a report by The Washington Post.
The allegations of sexual misconduct detailed in the story Saturday are similar to recent allegations by a California woman against Bauer, who is on paid administrative leave by Major League Baseball.
According to sealed court records and other documentation obtained by the Post, the Ohio woman said Bauer struck and choked her without her consent while they were having sex. He also allegedly sent her a text message from a phone number known to be registered to Bauer saying he doesn’t “feel like spending time in jail for killing someone.”
“And that’s what would happen if I saw you again,” Bauer allegedly wrote, according to the Post, prompting the woman to seek the protective order in June 2020.
The protective order in Ohio was the result of an ex parte proceeding, which means it was issued without a hearing from the other side. The protective order in California involving Bauer was issued the same way.
The Ohio woman tried in 2017 to show police photographs of injuries to her eyes, but instead she was arrested for underage drinking, according to a police report obtained by the Post, which said the report did not indicate whether her allegations were investigated. The newspaper did not disclose the woman’s age except to say she was a legal adult at the time.
The Post obtained photographs showing bruises on her face and blood in her eyes.
Bauer tweeted a statement Saturday disputing the Post’s report, calling it a “false narrative.” He said the newspaper had contacted “hundreds” of his female friends and acquaintances.
“Despite my representatives providing a wealth of contradictory evidence, documents, statements, and background information showing the pattern of disturbing behavior by this woman and her attorneys, The Washington Post opted to ignore much of this information and to run a salacious story disseminating defamatory statements, false information, and baseless allegations,” Bauer wrote.
Bauer said the woman harassed and physically assaulted him and also tried to “extort me for millions of dollars last year in exchange for her not coming forward with false claims.”
Bauer’s lawyer and agent, Jon Fetterolf, and agent Rachel Luba said in a statement that Bauer and the woman were in a consensual relationship from 2016-19 and that she pursued him, filing a “bogus protection petition” while “demanding $3.4 million for her to `remain silent.'”
The agents also called the physical abuse allegations “categorically false” in a statement to the Post. They said the photographs were years old “with no corroboration,” questioning both their validity and those of the alleged threatening messages.
Luba tweeted Saturday that “as a female it was a tough reality I had to accept, but this is not uncommon when it comes to celebrities-this is yet another example of how people abuse the temporary DVRO process in hopes of gaining publicity/money.”
The woman dropped the protection order six weeks after filing it, according to the newspaper.
Bauer has been on paid administrative leave since July 2 as authorities investigate allegations of sexual misconduct made by the California woman. His leave, which has been extended five times, currently runs through Friday.
A civil hearing for the temporary restraining order that was obtained against Bauer by that woman is scheduled for Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
QB Justin Fields rallies Bears to 20-13 win over Dolphins
CHICAGO (AP) Once rookie quarterback Justin Fields settled in the Chicago Bears saw the playmaking ability they dreamed about on draft day.
Fields rallied Chicago back Saturday from a 13-0 deficit in his preseason debut by throwing for a touchdown and running for one in a 20-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
In just over two quarters of playing time, Fields was 14 of 20 for 142 yards. Fields’ passing also helped the Bears get on the scoreboard for the first time with a 53-yard Cairo Santos field goal on the final play of the first half. Until that possession, the Bears hadn’t picked up a first down as Miami dominated play early.
With Soldier Field fans chanting “Let’s Go Fields,” the former Ohio State passer replaced starter Andy Dalton with 12:11 left until halftime, but he needed a few drives to get warmed up. Fields’ TD pass came after he had scrambled 21 yards for a first-down conversion.
The Bears put away the win with Brian Johnson’s 44-yard field goal after a 51-yard run by Artavis Pierce in the fourth quarter after Fields left the game.
The passing of Jacoby Brissette and Tua Tagovailoa staked the Dolphins to their early lead.
Brissette threw a 23-yard TD pass to Salvon Ahmed and Jason Sanders had field goals of 21 and 35 yards in the first half.
Tagovailoa, who started for Miami, found tight end Mike Gesicke for a 50-yard completion to set up the 21-yard field goal. Tagovailoa went 8 of 11 for 99 yards. Brissette was 6 of 10 for 67 yards.
Lawrence debuts with sack, fumble, preseason loss to Browns
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Trevor Lawrence’s professional debut opened with a sack and a fumble, hardly ideal but not overly concerning for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft rebounded, delivering a couple of impressive throws and somewhat salvaging his first preseason game – a 23-13 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Saturday night.
Lawrence started over Gardner Minshew and completed 6 of 9 passes for 71 yards in two series. The most important part for Jacksonville: the former Clemson star left TIAA Bank Field healthy. There had to be some worry after Lawrence was sacked on the team’s first play.
“Obviously the first play’s not kind of what you wanted for a first play,” Lawrence said. “But after that I thought we did a good job.”
Lawrence was taken down again on his second drive but responded with his best throw: a 35-yarder to Marvin Jones on third down. That one, however, came after Lawrence held the ball way longer than quarterbacks normally get away with in the NFL.
“Everybody reminding me it’s a 20-game season so a 19-game season left,” first-year Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said. “Just disappointed offensively. I don’t like slow offenses. … I don’t want to be one of those slow, wallowing offenses. We’ll get that fixed.”
Meyer lamented having just 120 yards of offense at halftime – Cleveland had 240 – and a failed fourth-down run on Lawrence’s second drive.
Lawrence failed to lead Jacksonville to points. The biggest takeaway was his offensive line, a veteran unit that failed to handle Cleveland’s backups.
“Concerning? Yeah, everything’s concerning,” Meyer said. “It’s my job to be concerned.”
The Browns held out most of their starters, including quarterback Baker Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb, receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr., cornerback Denzel Ward, and defensive ends Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney.
Meyer, also making his NFL debut, countered by playing every starter except receiver DJ Chark (finger) and left guard Andrew Norwell (elbow).
So what should have been an advantage for Jacksonville looked more like a mismatch. The Browns, widely considered a playoff contender after finishing 11-5 last season, dominated both lines of scrimmage and moved the ball up and down the field.
“This is a part of the process,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said. “We focus really on the work, and I thought the guys did a nice job competing out there and we’ve got another one next week.”
They led 13-0 at halftime and could have been up bigger had Stefanski called for a chip-shot field goal from the 6-yard line. Instead, third-string quarterback Kyle Lauletta threw incomplete on a fourth-and-goal play.
Lauletta completed 19 of 27 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns in relief of second-team QB Case Keenum.
Minshew was 4 of 8 for 47 yards, with an interception.
Henley shoots 69 to lead by 3 after third round at Wyndham
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Russell Henley was grateful to get through the round with the lead at the Wyndham Championship. He hopes to hold on for 18 more holes for his first PGA Tour victory in four years.
Henley shot a 1-under 69 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead.
Henley, who tied the lowest 36-hole score on tour this year, couldn’t keep up that pace at Sedgefield Country Club. Yet, he rolled in a 33-foot putt for eagle on the par-5 15th and went on to finish at 15-under 195 as he tries to win his fourth career title and first since the 2017 Shell Houston Open.
Henley acknowledged he was edgy enter the round with his large lead. “That’s not going to happen every time and these rounds are kind of what make and break really good tournaments,” he said. “So I’m really thankful to be under par today.”
Tyler McCumber, the son of 10-time tour winner Mark McCumber, shot a 66 and was at 12 under in second. He’s winless on the tour.
The group of six four shots behind at 11 under included three playoff outsiders in Rory Sabbatini, Scott Piercy and Roger Sloan now on track to tee it up in the 125-man field for the postseason that starts next week at The Northern Trust.
Sabbatini, the Olympic silver medalist last month, has used his momentum from Tokyo to make a charge in the playoff standings. His 69 included a birdie on the 17th hole that moved him from outside the postseason – he began the week at No. 141 – to a projected place of No. 122.
Piercy, too, continued his charge into the tour playoffs with a 68. He was first man out of the playoffs at No. 126 when the week began. But his third straight round in in the 60s projected him to 93rd.
Sloan also needed a big week to continue his season and he’s gotten it so far with a second straight 64 to move from 131st in the playoff standings to No. 102.
Others tied at 11 under were Branden Grace, Kevin Kisner and Kevin Na. Grace shot 64, Kisner 66 and Na 67.
Former FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose, who started the week 138th in the standings, shot 69 after a bogey on the final hole. He’s 126th in the projections.
There are no guarantees that current results mean anything come the next round – or next hole. Just ask Tyler Duncan, who made five birdies on his front nine to move up 61 spots in the playoff standings to 101st.
But Duncan played the back nine at 3 over for a 69 – and dropped to 150th by round’s end.
It won’t be a normal final round either as the PGA Tour will start earlier with the first golfers going off at 7 a.m. to beat expected bad weather later in the day. Golfers will also go off in threesomes and from the first and 10th tees.
Henley, who entered at No. 46, was locked into the playoffs long before this event began. He’s focused on finishing out the victory, something he could not two months ago when he was in a three-way tie for the top after three rounds of the U.S. Open.
Henley shot a final-round 76 at Torrey Pines to fall back.
He looked as if he’d regained his form with his eagle on No. 15. But Henley missed a 13-foot par putt on the 18th to drop a shot.
Henley hopes to get away from golf for a few hours tonight, knowing he’s got an earlier start than normal.
“I think just trying to get a good meal and get your mind away from it if you can,” he said.
McCumber’s career best came this year with a second at the Puntacana event in the Dominican Republic last September. He had missed his past six cuts before getting hot this week.
“You’ve got to stay in the process and I feel like I’ve been doing that pretty well and getting rewarded for it through the first three rounds this week, so taking that momentum into tomorrow,” he said.
|Aug. 12-15, Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Russell Henley||62||64||69||-15 (195)||F|
|2||Tyler McCumber||65||67||66||-12 (198)||F|
|3t||Branden Grace||66||69||64||-11 (199)||F|
|3t||Roger Sloan||71||64||64||-11 (199)||F|
|3t||Kevin Kisner||65||68||66||-11 (199)||F|
|3t||Kevin Na||68||64||67||-11 (199)||F|
|3t||Scott Piercy||64||66||69||-11 (199)||F|
|3t||Rory Sabbatini||66||64||69||-11 (199)||F|
|9t||Adam Scott||66||70||64||-10 (200)||F|
|9t||Hudson Swafford||64||69||67||-10 (200)||F|
|9t||Kevin Streelman||66||68||-10 (134)||F|
|9t||Tyler Duncan||69||62||69||-10 (200)||F|
|9t||Justin Rose||66||65||69||-10 (200)||F|
|9t||Webb Simpson||65||65||70||-10 (200)||F|
|15t||Brendon Todd||69||67||65||-9 (201)||F|
|15t||Will Zalatoris||68||68||65||-9 (201)||F|
|15t||Ben Taylor||68||65||-9 (133)||F|
|15t||Adam Hadwin||71||66||-9 (137)||F|
|15t||Sungjae Im||66||68||67||-9 (201)||F|
|15t||Si Woo Kim||66||68||67||-9 (201)||F|
|15t||Sung Kang||64||69||68||-9 (201)||F|
|15t||Sebastian Munoz||66||67||68||-9 (201)||F|
|23t||Harry Higgs||70||67||65||-8 (202)||F|
|23t||Kyoung-Hoon Lee||67||68||67||-8 (202)||F|
|23t||Cameron Percy||67||67||68||-8 (202)||F|
|23t||John Augenstein||68||65||69||-8 (202)||F|
|23t||Chris Kirk||64||69||69||-8 (202)||F|
|28t||C.T. Pan||68||69||66||-7 (203)||F|
|28t||Anirban Lahiri||69||67||-7 (136)||F|
|28t||Nick Taylor||65||71||67||-7 (203)||F|
|28t||Aaron Wise||66||70||67||-7 (203)||F|
|28t||Byeong Hun An||69||66||68||-7 (203)||F|
|28t||Denny McCarthy||65||69||69||-7 (203)||F|
|28t||Mackenzie Hughes||70||63||70||-7 (203)||F|
|28t||Brian Stuard||65||66||72||-7 (203)||F|
|36t||Sepp Straka||66||71||67||-6 (204)||F|
|36t||Matt Kuchar||66||67||71||-6 (204)||F|
|36t||Alex Smalley||64||72||-6 (136)||F|
|39t||Johnson Wagner||68||69||68||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Brice Garnett||69||68||68||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Kevin Tway||66||71||68||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Russell Knox||74||63||68||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Beau Hossler||68||69||68||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Mark Hubbard||67||70||68||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Brian Gay||70||66||69||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||David Lingmerth||68||67||70||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Kiradech Aphibarnrat||66||68||71||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Harold Varner III||67||67||71||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Jhonattan Vegas||65||68||72||-5 (205)||F|
|39t||Sam Ryder||68||65||72||-5 (205)||F|
|51t||Chesson Hadley||68||69||69||-4 (206)||F|
|51t||Matt Jones||69||68||69||-4 (206)||F|
|51t||Rob Oppenheim||66||71||69||-4 (206)||F|
|51t||Bubba Watson||67||69||70||-4 (206)||F|
|51t||Jason Dufner||71||65||70||-4 (206)||F|
|51t||Keith Mitchell||67||68||71||-4 (206)||F|
|51t||Camilo Villegas||68||67||71||-4 (206)||F|
|51t||Tommy Fleetwood||66||68||72||-4 (206)||F|
|59t||Mark Anderson||66||71||70||-3 (207)||F|
|59t||Austin Eckroat||69||70||-3 (139)||F|
|59t||Richy Werenski||67||70||70||-3 (207)||F|
|59t||James Hahn||68||67||72||-3 (207)||F|
|59t||Erik van Rooyen||65||69||73||-3 (207)||F|
|59t||Bronson Burgoon||68||74||-3 (142)||F|
|65t||Robert MacIntyre||69||68||71||-2 (208)||F|
|65t||Michael Kim||67||69||72||-2 (208)||F|
|67t||Seamus Power||67||70||72||-1 (209)||F|
|67t||Andrew Landry||65||72||72||-1 (209)||F|
|67t||Michael Gligic||65||71||73||-1 (209)||F|
|70t||Nelson Ledesma||69||67||74||E (210)||F|
|70t||Ben Martin||67||67||76||E (210)||F|
|72t||Chris Baker||70||74||+1 (144)||F|
|72t||Nate Lashley||68||68||75||+1 (211)||F|
|74||Rafael Campos||66||70||77||+3 (213)||F|
Jutanugarn, Hull, O’Toole tied for lead at windy Dumbarnie
FIFE, Scotland (AP) Ariya Jutanugarn bogeyed the final two holes for an even-par 72 on Saturday at windy Dumbarnie Links, leaving her tied for the lead with Charley Hull and Ryann O’Toole in the Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open.
Three strokes ahead entering the round, Jutanugarn had five birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey in wind gusting to 28 mph.
“I feel like tomorrow just have to play my own game,” Jutanugarn said. “Today, I was thinking about the outcome so much … and that’s why I end up today not playing so well. “So, I think tomorrow just have to go back to like yesterday or first round and have good commitment and not really thinking about the outcome.”
The 25-year-old Thai star won the 2018 tournament at Gullane. She has two victories this year, the Honda LPGA Thailand and Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational team event alongside sister Moriya.
O’Toole had a 68, and Hull shot her third straight 69 to match Jutanugarn at 9-under 207.
“The wind actually felt warmer, as well, so the ball was going a little bit farther,” Hull said. “Especially on last few holes it dropped off a bit. I’ve been feeling confident the last six weeks ever since pretty much, just the couple weeks after U.S. Open. I feel good. I feel really good.”
The 25-year-old Englishwoman won the 2016 CME Group Tour Championship for her lone LPGA Tour title.
O’Toole eagled the par-5 15th. The 34-year-old American is winless on the tour.
“I had just been playing 15, take the drive down just that center left side,” O’Toole said. “Today with the wind direction, it was helping a bit more versus left to right, so I was able to bite off more on the corner. The back pins, that’s the risk is that if you come in on that left side, you have a short club in but it’s a hard position to hold that green up top I put myself in a good spot. I had an uphill lie with pitching wedge in and was able to hold the green nicely and make the 9-footer.”
South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai (67) and Thailand’s Atthaya Thitikul (70) were a stroke back.
Kelsey MacDonald leads the race for five spots next week in the Women’s British Open at Carnoustie at 5 under, followed by Karolin Lampert (4 under), Paula Reto (2 under), Prima Thammaraks (2 under), Jing Yan (even) and Whitney Hillier (even).
|Trust Golf Women’s Scottish Open|
|Aug. 12-15, Dumbarnie Links, Fife, Scotland|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1t||Ryann O’Toole||68||71||68||-9 (207)||F|
|1t||Charley Hull||69||69||69||-9 (207)||F|
|1t||Ariya Jutanugarn||69||66||72||-9 (207)||F|
|4t||Ashleigh Buhai||71||70||67||-8 (208)||F|
|4t||Atthaya Thitikul||68||70||70||-8 (208)||F|
|6||Anna Nordqvist||70||71||69||-6 (210)||F|
|7t||Lydia Ko||70||72||69||-5 (211)||F|
|7t||Celine Boutier||70||71||70||-5 (211)||F|
|7t||Marina Alex||69||71||71||-5 (211)||F|
|7t||Yealimi Noh||68||72||71||-5 (211)||F|
|7t||Kelsey MacDonald||68||71||72||-5 (211)||F|
|12t||Perrine Delacour||72||72||68||-4 (212)||F|
|12t||Jasmine Suwannapura||67||74||71||-4 (212)||F|
|12t||Sarah Schmelzel||68||71||73||-4 (212)||F|
|15t||Su-Hyun Oh||73||72||68||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||Pajaree Anannarukarn||73||71||69||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||Esther Henseleit||75||68||70||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||Bronte Law||69||74||70||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||Leona Maguire||71||72||70||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||Cheyenne Knight||70||72||71||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||A Lim Kim||71||71||71||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||Karolin Lampert||71||71||71||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||Jeongeun Lee||71||68||74||-3 (213)||F|
|15t||Yuka Saso||67||72||74||-3 (213)||F|
|25t||Amy Yang||71||74||69||-2 (214)||F|
|25t||Paula Reto||72||73||69||-2 (214)||F|
|25t||Katherine Kirk||72||72||70||-2 (214)||F|
|25t||Celine Herbin||69||74||71||-2 (214)||F|
|25t||Ally Ewing||73||69||72||-2 (214)||F|
|25t||Prima Thammaraks||70||72||72||-2 (214)||F|
|31t||Gaby Lopez||73||72||70||-1 (215)||F|
|31t||Madelene Sagstrom||72||73||70||-1 (215)||F|
|31t||Mel Reid||73||72||70||-1 (215)||F|
|31t||Georgia Hall||71||73||71||-1 (215)||F|
|31t||Nanna Koerstz Madsen||68||73||74||-1 (215)||F|
|31t||Emily Pedersen||69||69||77||-1 (215)||F|
|37t||Stephanie Kyriacou||73||72||71||E (216)||F|
|37t||Patty Tavatanakit||69||75||72||E (216)||F|
|37t||Azahara Munoz||73||70||73||E (216)||F|
|37t||Jing Yan||71||71||74||E (216)||F|
|37t||Whitney Hillier||72||69||75||E (216)||F|
|42||Lydia Hall||69||70||78||+1 (217)||F|
|43t||Albane Valenzuela||72||73||73||+2 (218)||F|
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Power puts Penske back on track with another Indy victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Will Power spent this week seeking redemption.
He found it in a familiar spot — on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.
Just six days after enduring one of the most frustrating races of his career, Power took an early lead, pulled away from the field and held on for his first IndyCar win of the season, beating Romain Grosjean to the yard of bricks by 1.1142 seconds.
“Big relief, big relief, especially for my guys on the team,” Power said. “I just told myself, `I’m getting this bloody restart, there’s no way I’m giving this race away.’ “
It was a milestone trip to victory lane, too.
His 40th career win broke a tie with Al Unser for fifth on the series’ all-time list, and Power tied Kyle Busch’s speedway record with his sixth win at the Brickyard. Power has won five times on the road course and also was the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner.
And the Australian, who started second, desperately needed this one.
Last weekend at Nashville, Power finished 14th, squeezing one teammate, Simon Pagenaud, into a wall early in the race and later colliding with another teammate, Scott McLaughlin.
“Certainly, the incident with McLaughlin was not good,” Power said. “I didn’t see Roger (Penske) after the race. I thought, `I need to win a race before I speak to him again.’ Fortunately, I did that.”
It came with some consternation.
After building a 9.5-second lead midway through the race, Power got hung up in traffic as Grosjean and Colton Herta chased him. Both closed to fewer than four seconds when the first of two late cautions came out because points leader Alex Palou of Spain appeared to blow an engine.
That bunched up the lead pack and gave both cars a chance to pass. Herta never got close on the restart on Lap 71.
“I don’t really think we had anything for Power or Grosjean, so we’re happy with third,” Herta said.
Instead, Power started pulling away again only to see another yellow come out.
This time, Power got a huge jump, and with Grosjean out of the extra push-to-pass boost, nobody got close to the 2014 series champ.
“I thought it was a good fight,” said Grosjean, who finished second for the second straight time on Indy’s road course. “He went early and we just couldn’t quite keep up with him.”
American Alexander Rossi was fourth and Mexico’s Pato O’Ward, the pole-winner, finished fifth – well behind Power, who led 56 of 85 laps and finally got to celebrate.
“Roger loves when you win, let me tell you,” he said. “He loves it.”
Palou looked like he was going to pad his points lead when he was running fourth with 17 laps to go – well ahead of second-place Scott Dixon. Then, suddenly, a puff of smoke appeared from the back of the No. 10 Honda and the powerless car rolled to a stop.
“It’s a shame when you’re running so good,” Palou said.
With Palou finishing 27th in the 28-car field, everybody else made up ground. O’Ward passed Dixon for second, 21 points behind. Dixon, who started with a 42-point deficit, now trails by 34, and two-time series champ Josef Newgarden remained fourth, 55 points behind.
“The big positive today, unfortunately for Alex I think his engine blew, and that gave us a massive jump in the points,” O’Ward said. “Today we just didn’t have it. I’m glad we didn’t finish on the podium because we didn’t deserve it.”
Power wasn’t happy about being in traffic when O’Ward was warming his tires in Friday’s qualifying, and he wasn’t any happier about James Hinchcliffe racing him to stay on the lead lap.
“It’s crazy that you’re racing some guy that’s a lap down, that’s having a bad day,” he said. “They’ve got to change that, it’s a simple fix. They’ve got to change it.”
After six-time series champ Scott Dixon spun Chip Ganassi’s No. 9 Honda on his final lap in qualifying, things didn’t get any better Saturday.
He started 26th, in the second-to-last row, and the New Zealander thought he could make up ground with pit strategy. It didn’t work. After being the first driver onto pit row just 10 laps into the race, Dixon wound up finishing 17th in a race that had only the two late yellow flags.
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“You look at the stats, for sure, and you’re aware how far off I am from Mario (Andretti) for all-time poles. And I know Michael Andretti has 42 wins,” Power said. “Two heroes of mine and two absolute legends of the sport, it just blows my mind that I’m close to them,.”
The series returns to action next Saturday in suburban St. Louis – its third straight race weekend since taking a one-month break.
Cindric completes Team Penske sweep with Xfinity win at Indy
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Austin Cindric went for the win Saturday. AJ Allmendinger and Justin Haley opted for the points.
It proved to be the difference at Indianapolis.
Cindric took the lead to start the third stage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race and pulled away for his series-leading fifth win of the the season. He beat Allmendinger by 2.108 seconds and the defending series champ gave Team Penske its second win of the day at the Brickyard. Haley finished third.
“I can’t even begin to put into words what it means to win at Indianapolis,” Cindric said after celebrating by singing “Back Home Again In Indiana” while crossing the yard of bricks. “It’s a racers dream, man. It’s not the win’. It’s getting here, being able to compete and the guys here know what that means.”
Cindric dumped water on his father, Penske president Tim Cindric, before kissing the yard of bricks. The elder Cindric went to victory lane earlier Saturday, too, when Will Power won the IndyCar race.
The younger Cindric’s grandfather, Jim Trueman, also went to victory lane with Bobby Rahal in 1986. Trueman died 11 days later. His other grandfather, Carl Cindric, built high-performance racing engine. He died in March and Tim Cindric said he was thinking about both men as the race ended.
Austin Cindric now has a chance to give Penske a clean sweep of crossover weekend when Sunday’s Brickyard 200 is run on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’s scheduled to be his final Cup start of the season before he moves into Penske’s No. 2 Ford full-time next season.
As usual, it wasn’t easy for the points leader.
By qualifying second, like Power, he avoided getting involved in the chaotic first-lap start that sent multiple cars spinning and colliding through those turns. The front end of two cars actually went airborne before landing safely on the track.
Track officials were seen inspecting the “turtles” following the race though Cindric had no complaints.
“I think they did a great job with the track,” he said. “I thought it was pretty self-policing and I think that’s what they were aiming for..”
Still, drivers aggressively tapped and banged their way through the field as they attempted to pass, leaving cars discolored and damage. Two cars even slid into the infield tire barrier though neither driver was seriously injured.
But after watching Haley beat Riley Herbst to win the first stage and Allmendinger take the second stage under caution, finishing ahead of Haley and Noah Gragson, Cindric made his move by pitting before the stage ended.
“Honestly, they needed a better driver today. I messed up way too much early and got us off track,” Allmendinger said. “They went for the win and had confidence they could get out front.”
He did – and Cindric picked up his 13th career Xfinity win.
“You’re proud of him but you also feel relief because you know how bad he wants it,” Tim Cindric said. “Not only to be part of Team Penske, it’s kind of fun to be part of the club, too.”
Race officials sent six cars to the back of the field for the start of the race – three for unapproved adjustments, two for missing driver introductions and one for an unapproved tire change. The affected drivers were Landon Cassill, Sam Mayer, Austin Dillon, Kyle Weatherman, JJ Yeley and Ryan Sieg.
Chase Elliott was called in to relieve playoff contender Michael Annett, who is recovering from a leg injury. Elliott, the reigning Cup champion, finished fourth but didn’t earn any points toward the playoff. Annett fell to 13th in points with five races left before the 12-car playoff.
The Xfinity Series returns to oval racing next Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
INDY ELEVEN RE-CAP
INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, August 14, 2021) – Indy Eleven got its mojo back at home, using connections between forwards Nicky Law and Manuel Arteaga to post a 2-1 win over OKC Energy FC in front of an appreciative crowd at IUPUI Carroll Stadium.
The much-needed three points not only bumped Indiana’s Team off a six-game winless spell at “The Mike,” it also bumped the Eleven up the Central Division standings. The Boys in Blue now sit on 22 points, even with Energy FC and FC Tulsa in a crowded middle of the Central table, with Tulsa currently holding the tiebreaker on wins.
“The important thing was the reaction, and we played at home for the fans. That was good obviously, to go a goal up – and not great to concede in the first half – but at halftime the boys remained focused and started the second half in great fashion with the second goal,” said Indy Eleven Interim Head Coach Max Rogers. “Pleased with it, but it’s just one little step. We’ve got some big games coming up mid-week and next Sunday, so we have to switch our focus to that.”
A fast pace in the first 10 minutes settled in soon after, the first true gasp of the match coming in the 17th minute when a cross found OKC’s Zachary Ellis-Hayden in the right side of the area. However, a quick-closing Ayoze blocked his shot out for a corner before it could threaten the frame of Jordan Farr, the Eleven goalkeeper making his return to the lineup after missing two months of action.
As Indy started to gain more of a foothold in the middle of the half, its efforts on the ball paid off with a tidy go-ahead goal straight up the middle of the field in the 26th minute. After accepting Ayoze’s pass 30 yards from goal, forward Manuel Arteaga touched and turned before neatly slipping Law behind the Energy FC backline. After a touch of his own, the Englishman stayed patient before chipping OKC netminder C.J. Cochran from eight yards to net his second of the season – and open the night’s scoring – with a touch of class.
However, the lead was short-lived as OKC leveled off a corner kick 10 minutes later. Towering Energy FC center back Lamar Batista used all of his 6’5” frame to win a header at the top of the six, his powerful nod of Deklan Wynne’s inswinger beating Farr to even the proceedings. From there the first half played out evenly and without many threats on goal, indicative of the first 45 minutes on the whole that saw both squads put a pair of shots on frame each on nine combined shots.
It was a defensive play that stood out to start the second half, A.J. Cochran’s last-gasp poke away from Jaime Chavez in the 50th minute in the heart of the area taking away a clear chance for the visitors. Two minutes later the pair that linked up for Indy’s first reversed their roles for its second, as Arteaga crashed the six to nod home Law’s back-post cross on a near-angle. The Venezuelan’s fourth of the season tied him with Jordan Hamilton for the team’s scoring lead and put the Boys in Blue back in front at 2-1 early in the second half.
Indy managed the aftermath of the second go-ahead tally well, thanks in part to Farr’s biggest save of the evening in the 66th minute, his quick decision to dart off his line and cut off Seyi Adekoya’s angle from close range paying dividends. Two minutes later it was Arteaga putting plenty of pace on an effort sent right at CJ Cochran, who could only parry away for a corner.
From there, the Indy defense clamped down on Energy FC, allowing just one shot over the next 20 minutes that Farr was able to easily save. Meanwhile, the Boys in Blue kept searching for their third, Arteaga’s header off a Wild dead ball service in the 87th minute again sent right to the OKC ‘keeper on his line.
Energy FC would have one final threat as the match entered four minutes of stoppage time, but Farr collected Tucker Stephenson’s chipped ball to the right of his goal, extinguishing the final chance of the evening and putting the Eleven back on the winning end at Carroll Stadium. The three points at “The Mike” to kick off the second half of Indy’s USL Championship campaign marked only the second win in nine home outings, joining the 2-0 result over Sporting KC II on May 22, and the first home win for Rogers as the interim manager.
“I’m obviously delighted for the lads because they worked so hard in that game and sorted it out, which was brilliant. It’s a credit to them and they deserve all the praise for how they played in that game and responded,” explained Rogers. “It’s obviously great for them to connect with the fans again, and I said that to them. You know, go and milk it in a sense because the fans had maybe not had that connection because of the way things were going … hopefully that can build a sort of momentum and spirit again for the next home game and obviously, the next game.”
Next up, Indiana’s Team will take its second Wednesday-Sunday road trip of August beginning with a midweek match against Loudoun United FC at Segra Field in suburban Washington D.C. (7:00 p.m. kickoff, live on ESPN+). From there, the Boys in Blue head west for its second meeting of the season at Children’s Mercy Park against Sporting KC II (5:00 p.m. kickoff, live on ESPN+).
Notre Dame has its quarterback: Wisconsin transfer Jack Coan
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Wisconsin transfer Jack Coan is Notre Dame’s starting quarterback.
Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly announced the choice Saturday in a Twitter post after suggesting for the last week that a decision would be coming soon.
Notre Dame opens Sept. 5 at Florida State.
Coan started for Wisconsin in 2019, leading the Badgers to the Big Ten title game. He completed 70% of his passes and threw for 2,727 yards and 18 touchdowns two seasons ago.
Coan broke his foot before last season’s abbreviated Big Ten schedule began in late October and did not play, losing the starting job to former blue-chip recruit Graham Mertz.
Coan transferred in the offseason to Notre Dame, where the Irish were looking to replace long-time starter Ian Book, who was drafted in the fourth round by New Orleans.
Coan, a graduate transfer heading into his senior season, was competing against underclassmen Drew Pyne and Tyler Buchner, a freshman.
“All three quarterbacks distinguished themselves in the spring and preseason camp,” Kelly said. “Clearly, each has the skills necessary to lead, but Jack proved to be more consistent and therefore, going into our opener, gives us the best chance for success.”
Coan and Notre Dame face Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sept. 25.
Purdue Soccer: Boilermakers Complete Preseason Slate
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue soccer team concluded its exhibition schedule with a 2-2 draw against Marquette on Saturday afternoon at Folk Field.
Under mostly-sunny skies on a warm afternoon in West Lafayette, the Boilermakers and Golden Eagles each found the back of the net twice. Ahead of the regular-season opener on Thursday, August 19, it was the two teams’ second and final preseason match.
“We knew that Marquette was going to be a more direct, physical-type team, and it seemed like it took us a little while to adjust,” Purdue coach Drew Roff said. “The communication with the back line and the ability to win some of those individual battles was lacking. But, I felt as the game progressed, we grew into it, and we got more organized, more disciplined, and started to step up to that challenge. I feel like the second half was better than the first. Our last exhibition game, we’re still working on some things, but I felt like our team as a whole, our communication, our discipline and our organization got better as the game went on, so that was encouraging.
“That’s a tough team to play, a different style than us but an effective style, and they play it well. It was a good experience for us because we’ll see teams in the Big Ten that do some of the things that Marquette did today. All in all, I think it was a fair result, and once again, it’s practice, but you definitely have some things that you want to sharpen up before the opener on Thursday.
The Boilermakers officially begin the 2021 season against Kentucky on Thursday, August 19, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. ET, at Folk Field. Admission will be free for all fans.
Valpo Reveals 2021-22 Men’s Golf Schedule
The Valparaiso University men’s golf program and head coach David Gring have announced the program’s scheduling plans for the 2021-2022 season.
The docket will feature six tournaments during the fall and seven more during the spring. The 13-event slate will culminate with the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on April 25-26 at the Country Club of Paducah in Paducah, Ky. with Missouri State serving as the host institution.
“Our team could not be more excited to commence the new school year along with competition on the golf course,” Gring said. “The guys are looking forward to getting back on campus, practicing together as a team and enjoying a full season of competition. Despite a shortened season last year, the team played exceptionally well and we finished the last half of the spring season with some of our best scoring of the year. The team is ready to carry that momentum over to this year and continue winning tournaments, both as a team and individually. Our goals are specific and high for this year and the team is ready to get after it.”
The Beacons will host a pair of tournaments including the Valpo Fall Invitational, which is slated for Sept. 20-21 at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. Valpo will also host a warm-weather spring event on Feb. 28 and March 1 – the Dove Mountain Intercollegiate at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz.
“For the first time in our team’s history, we will host a home tournament in both our fall and spring seasons,” Gring said. “We are blessed with an exceptional home course, and Sand Creek will be the site of our Valpo Fall Invitational in September. In the early spring, we will play at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, just north of Tucson, Ariz. Dove Mountain is one of the top-ranked golf courses in Arizona and the former site of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. We have a talented group of young men on this team and they are ready to showcase their talents and abilities.”
The 2021-2022 season will tee off on Sept. 5-6 with the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Indiana University at Pfau Course in Bloomington. Valpo’s fall slate will also feature a pair of events hosted by MVC foe Drake – the Zach Johnson Invitational (Sept. 27-28 in West Des Moines, Iowa) and the Spirit Hollow Fall Shootout (Oct. 6 in Burlington, Iowa). The fall continues on Oct. 11-12 with the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate in Jonesboro, Ark. and concludes on Oct. 18-19 with the TVA Credit Union Invitational hosted by Turtle Point Golf & Yacht Club.
The first event of the spring semester will occur on Feb. 13-15 at Hammond Creek Golf Club in Palm City, Fla. as UNC Greensboro hosts the Advance Golf Partners Collegiate. The spring slate also features the GCU Invitational (March 14-15), Twin Oaks Intercollegiate (March 21-22) and Butler Spring Invitational (March 28-29). The program’s annual trip to Springboro, Ohio for the Wright State Invitational (April 17-18) will mark the final tune-up prior to the MVC Championship.
“This will be one of the strongest schedules that we have had since I’ve been head coach,” Gring said. “We will play in 13 events, with six tournaments in the fall and seven in the spring. Those 13 tournaments will take us to nine different states and four of the tournaments will be played on golf courses that we’ve never seen before. I’m most excited about the competitive fields and the quality of the golf courses that we will be playing. Our team will be tested on these challenging golf courses, but we will relish the competition and look forward to more success this year.”
Valpo finished the 2020-21 season with a 296.5 team scoring average, the second-best in the program’s modern area. This year, the team will feature a blend of newcomers and returning players with the roster comprised of four members of each group.
“We had three seniors who graduated last year,” Gring said. “We will miss their leadership and experience, but all four of our returning players have enjoyed a lot of tournament experience over the past 1-3 years. We will be adding three freshmen to our roster that come from tremendous high school golf programs. Yianni Kostouros brings three years of Division-I experience to our team and he will be an impact player on our roster. All eight of these guys practiced well and played in a lot of tournaments this summer, and they will be well prepared for the new season.”
IUPUI WOMEN’S SOCCER: JAGUARS FALL IN EXHIBITION FINALE TO SIUE, 5-2
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI women’s soccer team closed its exhibition slate on Saturday (Aug. 14) with a 5-2 defeat to reigning OVC champion SIUE at Michael A. Carroll Stadium. Freshman Cassie Rodriguez and sophomore Sam Slimak tallied for the Jaguars, but the visiting Cougars scored three unanswered goals in the second half to roll to the win. SIUE got goals from five different scorers in the win, including the game-winner from Andrea Frerker in the 61st minute.
After falling behind by a pair of goals, IUPUI battled back to eventually knot the score at 2-2 early in the second half. SIUE went ahead 2-0 in the 36th minute when Kayla Klipsch chipped a shot just over AP Woodall off an assist from Sarah Magnoni. However, IUPUI countered 13 seconds later to cut the lead in half.
Emma Antoine worked up the right side and had her cross ping off the bottom of the far post and right to Rodriguez. The Ohio-native calmly angled a grounded shot into the open net for the Jaguars’ first score. The score remained 2-1 until the 52nd minute when the Jaguars netted the equalizer. Renae Blevins shifted a cross to Slimak, who headed a shot inside the post for her second goal of the preseason.
“I saw good fight out there in terms of our ability to come back from being down,” head coach Chris Johnson said. “We went down a couple goals and came back and tied the game up. I saw some kids who came off the bench and who were able to give us some good minutes out there.
“Cassie Rodriguez came in and definitely gave us a lot of energy off the bench.”
However, SIUE scored three unanswered to run away with the outcome. Frerker deposited the go-ahead goal in the 61st minute and Maria Haro added insurance in the 66th minute when her shot ricocheted off an IUPUI defender and redirected past Emily McGrath for a two-goal lead. The Cougars scored another goal in the 69th minute when the IUPUI back line was able to clear a ball out of danger, resulting in a Grace Cobb score.
IUPUI looked to cut into the lead late, but SIUE goalkeeper Bella Henderson made a tough save on a Molly Harris restart in the 73rd minute. Henderson also came off her line to redirect a Jessica Jacobs shot in the 87th minute and Jacobs’ rebound attempt went high of target.
IUPUI opened the game with a prime scoring opportunity in the eighth minute when the Jaguars were awarded an indirect kick inside the Cougars’ penalty area. However, Elizabeth Bueckers’ intial attempt was blasted into a defensive wall stationed along the endline and her second try was cleared off the line by an SIUE defender. Bueckers ended the match with a game-high four shot attempts and Slimak, Harris and Jacobs had two each.
SIUE outshot the Jaguars 19-15 overall and 11-6 on target. IUPUI ended with a 5-4 advantage on corner kicks, all of which came in the second half.
IUPUI closed the preseason with a 1-1 mark with a win over Eastern Illinois prior to Saturday’s loss to SIUE.
“We learned, we’ve got to start playing and training a little bit faster than what we presently are,” Johnson said. “(SIUE) is a good team and that’s a team that we want to be by the end of the season.”
“We keep the ball and we keep it moving, we’ve got some people who can put the ball away. We had a hard time holding on to the ball today and we’re going to have to do better than that if we’re going to consistently score two goals a game.”
IUPUI will open the regular season at Eastern Kentucky on Thursday (Aug. 19) at 1:00 p.m.. That contest is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN+.
Strong Offensive Performance Leads Women’s Soccer To 6-0 Exhibition Win Over Goshen
ORT WAYNE, Ind. – A strong offensive performance led the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team to a 6-0 exhibition win against Goshen College on Saturday (Aug. 14) at the Hefner Soccer Complex.
The Mastodons got on the board early with two goals from Bella Reitano at the 24th and 42nd minutes. Both scores were unassisted. The first goal of the game saw Reitano intercept a pass from 20 yards and put the ball into the back of the net. Her shot gave Goshen goalkeeper Makiah McCain no chance at making the save.
In the second half, Kelsey Gallagher added two goals of her own at the 50th and 63rd minute. Gallagher’s first tally came as she avoided a charging goalkeeper trying to beat her to the ball. Rylee Vruggink was credited with an assist for the second goal after finding Gallagher just a few feet from the post. Megan Sinnott and Kayla Shebar would add goals at the 64th minute and 89th minute to close out the second half. Shebar’s goal was her second during exhibition play.
The ‘Dons had the shot advantage for the entire night outshooting the Maple Leafs 31-7 and had a 19-2 shots on goal advantage. Reitano and Gallagher led with five shots each. Reitano had four on goal while Gallagher had three on goal. Shebar and Vruggink also added four shots each. Belle Plautz started the game for the ‘Dons and accumulated one save. Melina Kozachik took over in the second half and also had one save.
The Mastodons will be back in action for its regular season opener on Thursday, Aug. 19 (7 p.m.) against Toledo at the Hefner Soccer Complex.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1905 Philadelphia A’s Rube Waddell pitches a five-inning no-hit game, blanking the Browns, 2-0. The shortened masterpiece, which isn’t officially considered a no-hitter, includes the southpaw striking out nine of the 15 St. Louis batters he faces before a torrential rain washes out the Columbia Park contest.
1914 Brooklyn’s Jake Daubert sets a National League record with four sacrifices in one game. The first baseman’s efforts aren’t enough when the Dodgers drop an 8-7 decision to Philadelphia at Ebbets Field.
1916 At Fenway Park, Red Sox southpaw Babe Ruth defeats Walter Johnson and the Senators in 13 innings, 1-0. After holding Boston to just four hits over the first twelve frames, Washington’s ‘Big Train’ yields three more in the 13th, allowing Jack Barry to score the game’s lone run.
1926 When Babe Herman doubles with the bases loaded, three Dodgers wind up on third base. The runner on second rounds third but decides to go back as the runner from first reaches the same base, and a few seconds later, Herman slides in to join his two teammates.
1941 Although leading Boston, 6-3, when the game ends at the start of the eighth after a 40-minute rain delay, the Senators will lose the game. Washington forfeits the contest when the American League upholds Red Sox manager Joe Cronin’s protest that the home ground crew deliberately refused to cover the field when it started to rain.
1951 “I don’t compare ’em, I just catch ’em.”- Giants outfielder Willie Mays. With one out in the top of the eighth inning and a runner on third base in a 1-1 tied game, Willie Mays, running at full speed, makes an incredible catch of Carl Furillo’s drive to deep centerfield. After grabbing the ball, the rookie outfielder turns counterclockwise and throws a perfect strike to home to nail a surprised Billy Cox at home to complete the double play, and some believe, the catch, in the eventual Giants’ 3-1 Polo Grounds victory over the Dodgers, is the impetus for the beginning of the team’s incredible comeback from an 11.5 game deficit to win the National League pennant.
1954 The Orioles lose their 27th consecutive game as the visiting team in Cleveland with a 3-1 nightcap loss to the Indians. The record losing streak on the road against one opponent started on August 13th, 1952, when the franchise played as the St. Louis Browns.
1955 At Sportsman’s Park, Braves starting pitcher Warren Spahn hits a home run and a triple in his 12-1 complete-game victory over the Redbirds. The crafty left-hander, who will hit 35 homers in his 21-year career, has now homered in every National League stadium.
1962 In the first game of a Polo Grounds doubleheader, Don Demeter hits home runs off two different pitchers named Bob Miller. The outfielder’s third-inning round-tripper off Mets’ right-handed starter Robert Lane Miller and his homer in the ninth off southpaw Robert Gerald Miller contribute to the Phillies’ 9-3 victory over the Amazin’s.
1962 Choo Choo Coleman and Jim Hickman tie a major league record by each hitting a home run as a pinch-hitter as teammates in the same game. The Amazin’ Mets still manage to lose to the Phillies, an 8-7 defeat in 13 innings at the Polo Grounds.
1965 “Now, ladies and gentlemen, honored by their country, decorated by their Queen, loved here in America, here are the Beatles!”- ED SULLIVAN, Variety show host introducing the Beatles. With Beatlemania in full force, the Fab Four play Shea Stadium, the home of the Mets, marking the first time a rock band headlines a stadium venue. Screams drown out the band’s very memorable performance in front of a sold-out crowd of 56,000 that features a 30-minute set of 12 songs.
1965 With pregame festivities celebrating his appearance as the first Japanese player in a major league game completed, Masanori Murakami, normally a reliever, starts the game. In a 15-9 Giants’ win over the Phillies at Candlestick Park, the southpaw from Otsuki pitches 2.1 innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs while striking out four.
1965 In the nightcap of a Cleveland Stadium doubleheader, Indians pinch-hitter Max Alvis hits a two-run homer in the ninth to knot the score at 3-3, and two innings later, Leon Wagner, also pinch-hitting, blasts a two-run round-tripper to beat the Twins, 6-4. The two pinch-hit home runs in one game tie a major league record.
1970 With the bases loaded and one gone in the bottom of the ninth with a 2-1 lead, Tom Seaver strikes out Bob Tillman for the apparent second out, but Jerry Grote’s passed ball allows Tony Gonzalez to score the tying run for the Braves. In his effort to cut down the runner at home, the Mets catcher overthrows Seaver, who is covering the plate, bringing in Rico Carty home from third base with the winning tally giving Atlanta a stunning 3-2 victory, thanks to the two runs scored on a called third strike.
1970 Reds right fielder Pete Rose goes 0-for-7, including striking out five consecutive times. The defending National League batting champ’s futility at the plate contributes to Cincinnati’s 5-4 loss to Philadelphia.
1975 In twin bill against the Rangers at Memorial Stadium, Orioles’ skipper Earl Weaver is ejected twice by umpire Ron Luciano. The fiery Baltimore manager is thrown out in the first game of a doubleheader and is tossed again before a pitch is thrown in the nightcap when the sworn enemies begin feeding once more as the lineup cards are exchanged.
1989 In his second start after coming back from cancer surgery, left-hander Dave Dravecky breaks his arm when he throws a wild pitch to Tim Raines in the sixth inning of the Giants’ 3-2 victory over Montreal at Olympic Stadium. The 33 year-old Youngstown, Ohio native, credited with the win, collapses to the ground, clutching his left arm in severe pain after the humerus bone snaps midway between his shoulder and elbow, with the sound of the bone breaking heard throughout the ballpark.
1990 A dramatic game-winning grand slam by Mark McGwire gives the Oakland A’s a ten-inning victory over the Red Sox, 6-2. ‘Big Mac’ becomes the first player to hit thirty home runs in each of his first four seasons.
1990 Phillies southpaw Terry Mulholland faces just twenty-seven hitters, no-hitting the Giants, 6-0, as a double play erases the only batter to reach base, due to third baseman Charlie Hayes’ throwing error. The gem is the first nine-inning no-hitter ever thrown at the Philadelphia ballpark, and is the eighth no-no of the season, surpassing the previous record of seven set in 1908 and tied in 1917.
1993 Nolan Ryan wins the 324th and last victory of his 27-year career when the Rangers beat Cleveland, 6-4. The 46 year-old right-hander, who will lose his next four games, sees his career come to an end two starts sooner than he planned when a torn ligament forces him to leave the mound in the first inning in what will prove to be his worst big league outing and final major league appearance.
1995 “For a huge portion of my generation, Mickey Mantle was that baseball hero. And for reasons that no statistics, no dry recitation of facts can possibly capture, he was the most compelling baseball hero of our lifetime. And he was our symbol of baseball at a time when the game meant something to us that perhaps it no longer does.”- BOB COSTAS, delivering the eulogy at Mickey Mantle’s funeral.
At the request of the Mantle family, Bob Costas delivers the eulogy at Mickey’s funeral. The popular broadcaster, known for his love of the game and his admiration of the Yankee superstar, describes the Hall of Famer as “a fragile hero to whom we had an emotional attachment so strong and lasting that it defied logic.”
1995 Although he is hitting .287 and has 26 stolen bases in 75 games for KC, Vince Coleman is designated for assignment by the Royals. The Mariners acquire the 33 year-old fleet outfielder and will compile a 26-14 record with their new leadoff hitter, a key factor for Seattle in capturing the American League Wild Card.
1999 In the first frame of Anaheim’s 10-2 victory in Detroit, Chuck Finley becomes the first major league hurler in history to strike out four batters in one inning twice in his career. The Angels’ southpaw also accomplished the feat against the Yankees earlier in the season on May 12.
2000 Club owner Ted Turner and Dale Murphy, the National League MVP Award winner in back-to-back seasons in 1981 and 1982, are inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame, joining Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro, and Warren Spahn. The popular Gold Glove and Silver Slugger outfielder spent 15 seasons with Atlanta, batting .268 and hitting 371 home runs.
2005 Randy Winn becomes the twenty-first player in Giants history to hit for the cycle. The fleet flychaser, obtained from the Mariners two weeks ago, singles in the first, homers in the third, doubles in the fourth and completes the feat with a triple in the sixth inning.
2005 Felix Hernandez becomes the first teenager to strike out at least ten batters since Dwight Gooden accomplished the feat with the 1984 Mets. The 18 year-old Mariner rookie righty K’s 11 batters as the Mariners rout the Royals, 11-3.
2006 The Dodgers, with their 4-0 blanking of the Marlins, win their sixth consecutive game and 17th in the last 18 contests. The stretch is the team’s best run since the Brooklyn Superbas went 20-1 in 1899.
2006 Joining Jim Hickman (1965), Dave Kingman (1978), Caudell Washington (1980), Darryl Strawberry (1985), Gary Carter (1985), and Edgardo Alfonzo (1999), Jose Reyes, in an 11-4 loss to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, becomes the seventh Mets player to hit three homers in a game. Like all his predecessors, his trifecta takes place on the road.
2006 In a contest that takes five-hours, 21 minutes to complete, the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies at Coors Field, 2-1. The 18-inning game ties the D-Back franchise record for the most innings played in a game, and the longest in Colorado history for both frames played and length of game.
2007 The Devil Rays come to terms with their first overall selection in the June first-year player draft, left-handed pitcher David Price. The Vanderbilt University (11-1, 2.63) southpaw signs a six-year major league contract which could be worth as much as $11.25 million if the college junior sticks in the bigs for the length of the deal.
2008 Buster Posey, the fifth overall pick in the June amateur draft, gets the largest up-front bonus in major league history when he agrees to a $6.2 million signing deal with the Giants. The highly touted catcher gets slightly more than infielders Tim Beckham (first pick/shortstop), who receives $6.15 million from the Rays, and Pedro Alvarez (second pick/third baseman), who gets $6 million from the Pirates.
2011 Jim Thome becomes the eighth player to reach the 600 career home runs plateau when he hits a two-run homer in the sixth (599), followed by a three-run blast an inning later off Detroit’s Daniel Schlereth. Needing fewer at-bats to reach 600 than anyone except for Babe Ruth, the 40 year-old Twins slugger accomplishes the feat in his 8,167th at-bat, compared to the Bambino’s 6,921.
2011 At Petco Park, Jason Isringhausen becomes the 23rd major league pitcher to record 300 career saves when the Mets defeat San Diego in 10 innings, 5-4. The 38 year-old right-handed closer is the third pitcher, along with John Franco (1996) and Billy Wagner (2006), to achieve his 300th save wearing a Mets uniform.
2012 Joining Philip Humber (White Sox) and Matt Cain (Giants), Felix Hernandez becomes the third hurler to throw a perfect game this season, marking the first time in major league history that three spotless gems occur in the same year. “King Felix’s” 1-0 victory over the Rays at Safeco Field is the first perfect game and the fourth no-hitter in Mariner history, which includes hitless games tossed by Randy Johnson (1990) and Chris Bosio (1993) and the combined effort of six pitchers in June.
2012 Baseball suspends Giants’ left fielder Melky Cabrera for 50 games for testing positive for high levels performance-enhancing testosterone causing the All-Star Game’s MVP to miss the rest of the season. The second-leading hitter in the National League, 13 points behind Andrew McCutchen, is one plate appearance shy of qualifying for batting title but could win the crown if he were to have the circuit’s best average after the addition of a theoretical at-bat.
2013 A proposal that would dramatically increase the number of reviewable plays is presented at the quarterly Owners Meetings by a committee consisting of Braves president John Schuerholz and former major league skippers Joe Torre and Tony La Russa. The rule change, to be formally voted on by the owners in November, will allow a manager to inform an umpire that he wants to initiate a play review, with challenges being permitted once in the first six innings and twice more from the seventh through the end of the game, without any provision to cover an obviously missed call late in the game after a team uses all of its challenges.
2015 David Denson becomes the first active player in affiliated with a major league organization to come out as gay, sharing his sexual orientation in an interview with the Journal Sentinel. The 20 year-old 1bm/Ofer, had previously shared his ground-breaking news with his Helena Brewers teammates, and went public after much soul-searching and consulting with Billy Bean, a former big-leaguer who came out of the closet after he retired.
2020 Max Muncy hits the first leadoff sac fly in baseball history when he flies out to deep right field, scoring Chris Taylor, the Dodgers’ ghost runner who stole third base on the second pitch of the tenth inning. Angels’ reliever Keynan Middleton, who throws a perfect 1-2-3 inning, is tagged with the loss when the run proves to be the difference in the team’s 6-5 loss in Anaheim.
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|Boston||68||51||.571||4||36 – 24||32 – 27||33 – 23||13 – 8||11 – 16||4 – 6||W 2|
|NY Yankees||64||52||.552||6.5||32 – 25||32 – 27||24 – 30||16 – 8||15 – 8||7 – 3||W 1|
|Toronto||62||54||.534||8.5||31 – 24||31 – 30||26 – 27||10 – 7||12 – 16||5 – 5||L 3|
|Baltimore||38||77||.330||32||17 – 37||21 – 40||13 – 33||8 – 22||11 – 14||0 – 10||L 10|
|Chi White Sox||68||49||.581||–||39 – 21||29 – 28||14 – 8||37 – 25||9 – 11||5 – 5||L 1|
|Detroit||58||61||.487||11||33 – 26||25 – 35||11 – 8||25 – 37||17 – 11||6 – 4||W 1|
|Cleveland||56||59||.487||11||29 – 27||27 – 32||9 – 16||30 – 20||8 – 15||4 – 6||L 1|
|Minnesota||51||66||.436||17||27 – 32||24 – 34||7 – 8||25 – 31||13 – 20||6 – 4||W 1|
|Kansas City||49||66||.426||18||29 – 29||20 – 37||10 – 19||25 – 29||5 – 11||4 – 6||L 3|
|Houston||70||46||.603||–||37 – 23||33 – 23||16 – 12||16 – 12||32 – 14||6 – 4||W 4|
|Oakland||68||49||.581||2.5||34 – 25||34 – 24||13 – 13||16 – 4||29 – 25||8 – 2||W 1|
|Seattle||63||55||.534||8||37 – 24||26 – 31||18 – 12||12 – 13||28 – 21||5 – 5||W 4|
|LA Angels||58||60||.492||13||32 – 30||26 – 30||13 – 13||16 – 8||20 – 32||4 – 6||L 2|
|Texas||41||76||.350||29.5||27 – 31||14 – 45||11 – 13||8 – 15||19 – 36||2 – 8||L 1|
|Atlanta||61||56||.521||–||31 – 29||30 – 27||32 – 28||22 – 12||4 – 4||8 – 2||W 2|
|Philadelphia||61||56||.521||–||36 – 24||25 – 32||34 – 27||14 – 9||7 – 11||7 – 3||W 1|
|NY Mets||59||57||.509||1.5||36 – 22||23 – 35||25 – 27||13 – 14||14 – 8||4 – 6||L 2|
|Miami||50||67||.427||11||29 – 27||21 – 40||22 – 23||8 – 13||17 – 17||4 – 6||W 3|
|Washington||50||67||.427||11||29 – 32||21 – 35||22 – 30||11 – 11||9 – 19||1 – 9||L 6|
|Milwaukee||71||47||.602||–||32 – 27||39 – 20||10 – 12||37 – 19||20 – 8||7 – 3||W 1|
|Cincinnati||63||55||.534||8||31 – 27||32 – 28||11 – 10||34 – 18||10 – 20||6 – 4||L 1|
|St. Louis||60||56||.517||10||32 – 25||28 – 31||14 – 16||22 – 21||15 – 11||7 – 3||W 5|
|Chi Cubs||52||67||.437||19.5||31 – 28||21 – 39||12 – 18||22 – 31||15 – 11||0 – 10||L 10|
|Pittsburgh||42||75||.359||28.5||24 – 34||18 – 41||12 – 12||13 – 39||9 – 17||1 – 9||L 1|
|San Francisco||75||42||.641||–||39 – 18||36 – 24||13 – 7||16 – 11||35 – 18||8 – 2||L 1|
|LA Dodgers||71||46||.607||4||36 – 20||35 – 26||17 – 8||10 – 10||32 – 20||7 – 3||W 2|
|San Diego||66||53||.555||10||40 – 24||26 – 29||13 – 13||16 – 14||27 – 23||4 – 6||L 4|
|Colorado||52||65||.444||23||38 – 21||14 – 44||8 – 8||13 – 17||22 – 32||5 – 5||W 1|
|Arizona||38||80||.322||37.5||24 – 35||14 – 45||8 – 15||12 – 17||17 – 40||4 – 6||W 3|
|New York City FC||18||9||4||5||34||18||16||7-1-2||2-3-3||31|
|Orlando City SC||18||8||6||4||28||23||5||5-3-1||3-3-3||30|
|Inter Miami CF||17||4||4||9||15||28||-13||2-2-5||2-2-4||16|
|Real Salt Lake||18||6||6||6||27||20||7||4-4-2||2-2-4||24|
|Los Angeles FC||18||6||5||7||24||25||-1||4-4-2||2-1-5||23|
|New York City FC||18||9||4||5||34||18||16||7-1-2||2-3-3||31|
|Orlando City SC||18||8||6||4||28||23||5||5-3-1||3-3-3||30|
|Inter Miami CF||17||4||4||9||15||28||-13||2-2-5||2-2-4||16|
|Real Salt Lake||18||6||6||6||27||20||7||4-4-2||2-2-4||24|
|Los Angeles FC||18||6||5||7||24||25||-1||4-4-2||2-1-5||23|