MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

CINCINNATI 5 TAMPA BAY 4 (10)

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 8 DETROIT 0

BALTIMORE 1 LA ANGELS 0

TEXAS 9 MINNESOTA 7

OAKLAND 3 HOUSTON 2

CLEVELAND 13 KANSAS CITY 1

BOSTON 6 NY YANKEES 5 (10)

SEATTLE 2 TORONTO 1

PHILADELPHIA 1 ST. LOUIS 0

PITTSBURGH 4 MILWAUKEE 3

ATLANTA 4 WASHINGTON 3

NY METS 5 MIAMI 4 (10)

ARIZONA 9 COLORADO 2

SAN FRANCISCO 3 SAN DIEGO 1

LA DODGERS 4 CHICAGO CUBS 2

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

IOWA 10 INDIANAPOLIS 1

FORT WAYNE 3 LAKE COUNTY 2

WISCONSIN 8 SOUTH BEND 3

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

PORTLAND 3 SEATTLE 0

AUSTIN 3 ATLANTA 0

NEW YORK 1 CINCINNATI 1

KANSAS CITY 2 MONTRÉAL 1

SAN JOSE 2 TORONTO 2

COLUMBUS 3 CHICAGO 2

HOUSTON 2 DALLAS 2

COLORADO 2 SALT LAKE 2

ORLANDO 1 MIAMI 0

INDIANA PACERS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

INDIANA 96 CHARLOTTE 84…BENNEDICT MATHURIN 23 POINTS

JULY 10, SUNDAY: 3 P.M., VS. SACRAMENTO, ESPN

JULY 12, TUESDAY: 9 P.M., VS. DETROIT, NBA TV

JULY 15, FRIDAY: 9 P.M., VS. WASHINGTON, ESPN2

COLTS TRAINING CAMP

JULY 27, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

JULY 28, THURSDAY: KIDS’ DAY; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

JULY 30, SATURDAY: “BACK TOGETHER SATURDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE, 7 P.M.

AUG. 2, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 3, WEDNESDAY: SALUTE TO SERVICE DAY; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 4, THURSDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 7, SUNDAY: “GIVE BACK SUNDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 8, MONDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 10, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 11, THURSDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 13, SATURDAY: PRESEASON GAME AT BUFFALO, 4 P.M. ET

AUG. 16, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 17, WEDNESDAY: FAN APPRECIATION DAY; OPEN PRACTICE WITH DETROIT LIONS, NOON

AUG. 18, THURSDAY: “THIRSTY THURSDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE WITH DETROIT LIONS, NOON

AUG. 20, SATURDAY: PRESEASON GAME VS. DETROIT, 1 P.M.

AUG. 23, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 24, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG., 25, THURSDAY: FINAL OPEN PRACTICE, 10 A.M. 

AUG. 27, SATURDAY: PRESEASON GAME VS. TAMPA BAY, 7:30 P.M.

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

ELENA RYBAKINA WINS WIMBLEDON WOMEN’S FINAL FOR 1ST SLAM

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) As “unexpectable” and “unbelievable” as Elena Rybakina found her Wimbledon championship to be and as “super happy” as she was about winning a Grand Slam title at age 23 and ranked 23rd, her immediate reaction to grabbing the last point of the final Saturday was as muted as possible.

She exhaled. She walked to the net to shake the hand of her opponent, No. 2-ranked Ons Jabeur. She allowed herself only the slightest of smiles as she looked up to glance at the excitement in the Centre Court guest box. No screams of joy. No jumps in the air. No collapse onto the grass.

“I need to teach her,” the effusive Jabeur noted later, “how to celebrate really good.”

It was not until more than two hours after the conclusion of her 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 victory over the No. 2-ranked Jabeur that Rybakina was overcome by the significance of it all, including earning the first singles trophy at a major tournament for her adopted country of Kazakhstan.

That moment of realization came when, during a news conference filled with questions about her lack of outward expression on court, a reporter asked what Rybakina thought her parents’ reaction would be to this triumph. They were not on hand Saturday; she had not spoken to them yet.

“Probably,” she said, her eyes welling with tears, her face reddening, her hand placed over her mouth, “they’re going to be super proud.”

And then, after a pause, Rybakina joked: “You wanted to see emotion!”

This was the first Wimbledon women’s final since 1962 between a pair of players both making a debut in a Grand Slam title match, and Rybakina acknowledged being nervous at the start. When she stepped into the sunshine filling the 100-year-old stadium, she did not wave to the spectators, the way Jabeur did. Instead, Rybakina kept a firm double-grip on the black-and-red straps of the racket bag slung over her shoulders.

And it was Jabeur who played better in the early going, handling Rybakina’s strong serve and groundstrokes to break for a 2-1 edge.

Rybakina’s miscues mounted. A volley into the net tape with the full court wide open. A netted forehand after Jabeur barely got a short return in. When another forehand off Rybakina’s red racket went awry, Jabeur broke at love to take the opening set, yelled “Yalla!” – Arabic for “Let’s go!” – and threw an uppercut as she walked to the sideline.

Jabeur, a 27-year-old from Tunisia, entered on a 12-match winning streak, all on grass courts, and was trying to become the first Arab or African woman to win a Slam singles title in the professional era, which dates to 1968.

“I just try to inspire as many generations as I can,” said Jabeur, who had stored a photo of the Wimbledon women’s singles trophy on her phone for inspiration. “I hope they’re not really disappointed, but I’ll try my best next time.”

Rybakina was born in Moscow and has represented Kazakhstan since 2018, when that country offered her funding to support her tennis career. The switch has been a topic of conversation during Wimbledon, because the All England Club barred athletes who represent Russia or Belarus from entering the tournament due to the war in Ukraine.

The women’s and men’s tennis tours responded to that by withholding all ranking points from Wimbledon, meaning Rybakina will not get the bump up she would have in any other year.

“I didn’t choose where I was born,” Rybakina said. “People believed in me. Kazakhstan supported me so much.”

Since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975, just one woman ranked lower than Rybakina has won Wimbledon – Venus Williams in 2007 at No. 31, although she had been No. 1 and already won three of her five career Wimbledon trophies.

Be the second set, Rybakina, who beat Serena Williams at last year’s French Open, began showing why she leads the tour in aces in 2022, why, as she put it, “It’s effortless, the power I have.”

Her first break chance finally arrived more than an hour in, and Rybakina converted it to go up 1-0 when Jabeur missed a forehand. After saving four break points over her next two service games, Rybakina broke again and soon led 5-1.

“I didn’t play my best tennis, let’s say, second and third set,” said Jabeur, who leads the women’s tour with 13 victories in three-setters this year. “She started to be more aggressive. I think she stepped in the court much more and put a lot of pressure on me.”

Hitting her flat forehands deep into the court, never quite allowing Jabeur to regain her rhythm, Rybakina broke to begin the third. There was one last crucial moment: Jabeur, who uses as many spins and slices and variety as anyone in the game, parlayed a drop shot and a lob into love-40 on Rybakina’s serve.

But Rybakina took the next five points, aided by a couple of 119 mph serves, to go up 4-2, then quickly broke again.

“Frustrating,” Jabeur said.

Not much later, it was over.

“I didn’t know what to do. It was shocking,” Rybakina said, explaining that she was so “in shock” she didn’t hear half of what the Duchess of Cambridge told her during the trophy ceremony.

“Maybe one day you will see huge reaction from me,” she said with a smile, “but unfortunately not today.”

Rybakina acknowledged afterward she didn’t expect to get to the fortnight’s second week, let alone the final weekend.

Now she is, and forever will be, a Grand Slam champion.

“It’s difficult to describe now how I feel. But for sure, I’m going to remember these two weeks, especially today, forever,” Rybakina said. “I mean, it’s just something I will never forget.”

CUETO, WHITE SOX END TIGERS’ 6-GAME WIN STREAK WITH 8-0 ROUT

CHICAGO (AP) Johnny Cueto allowed five hits over eight innings, Gavin Sheets hit a three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox beat Detroit 8-0 Saturday to end the Tigers’ season-high six-game winning streak.

Cueto (3-4) and Jose Ruiz combined on a six-hitter in the 11th shutout against the Tigers this season. Cueto struck out five and walked none in the longest outing by a White Sox pitcher in 2022. He had allowed eight runs over his previous 17 1/3 innings.

“It’s just a beautiful thing to watch, from our side,” manager Tony La Russa said.

Detroit didn’t have an extra-base hit until Spencer Torkelson’s eighth-inning double.

“He was good,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said of Cueto. “It was his day. We didn’t really do a ton against him to stress him. He made pitches, the ball moves, he disrupts timing, the quick pitch, the slow pitch, everything in-between. He’s a veteran guy who’s evolved. He left a little in the tank for later, started hitting 93s, 94s.”

Kody Clemens, a son of Roger Clemens who usually plays left and the infield, threw a 1-2-3 eighth for Detroit in his second big league pitching appearance. Kody Clemens made his mound debut against the White Sox on June 15.

Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson and Sheets each had a pair of hits for the White Sox, who have won two of their last six. The reigning AL Central champions improved to 18-25 at home.

Detroit’s winning streak was its longest since seven in a row last July 17-22.

Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 3, a day after he was selected to his 12th All-Star Game.

Sheets hit a three-run home run on a 3-0 pitch by Garrett Hill (1-1) in the first after Andrew Vaughn doubled and Luis Robert walked.

“That’s something that we did really well last year and that’s something we do as a team,” Sheets said of the two-out hits. “So to see that today was a good sign. Obviously missing (injured catcher Yasmani Grandal), but we’re at full health, and this is the lineup we expect to produce every day.”

Robert added an RBI single and Abreu hit a two-run double in the second. Abreu’s hitting streak reached 14 games.

Chicago extended its lead to 8-0 in the sixth on an Anderson RBI single and a wild pitch by Will Vest.

BOUNCING BACK

Hill needed 35 pitches in the first inning and 21 in the second, allowing six runs. He then retired nine straight batters over three scoreless innings.

“I liked how he made some adjustments and started being a little more aggressive with the strike zone and not getting into bad counts against their power hitters,” Hinch said.

Hill, a 26-year-old right-hander, won his major league debut Monday against Cleveland, giving up one run in six innings.

LOOKING BACK

Cueto, a 15-year veteran, signed with Chicago as a minor league free agent April 8. The White Sox selected his contract from Triple-A Charlotte May 16.

“He should have been in here since Opening Day, that’s what he’s meant,” La Russa said. “He’s picked us up when we needed it. We were talking about it earlier, it still bothers a lot of us the records of our starting rotation. Johnny is still an under-.500 pitcher and he’s pitched much better than that. But get that offense going like it was today.”

Added Cueto, “You work for this.”

KEEPING A PROMISE

The Tigers’ Twitter account shared a video of reliever Gregory Soto shaving third base coach Ramon Santiago’s head in the clubhouse after Detroit beat the White Sox on Friday. Santiago told his teammates he would go bald if the Tigers won six straight.

“The first thing they wanted to do last night was shave his head,” Hinch said before Saturday’s game. “We’ll see if that trend continues. The next question about when I’m going to do it? They’re going to need a lot more. There’s always a number. We’re not quite there yet.”

TRANSACTION

Tigers LHP Sam Howard cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Toledo. He was designated for assignment Tuesday to make room for RHP Drew Hutchison.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: OF Austin Meadows (strained right and left Achilles tendons) is unlikely to return Monday. Hinch said Meadows will likely return later in the week. Meadows has experienced soreness during his rehab assignment with Toledo.

White Sox: OF Eloy Jimenez (hamstring tear) was dealing with normal soreness, La Russa said, and did not play. Jimenez was activated from the injured list Wednesday after he was injured April 23.

UP NEXT

RHP Drew Hutchison (1-4, 4.30 ERA) takes the mound for the Tigers against RHP Michael Kopech (2-6, 3.34) in Sunday’s series finale.

REDS POST 4TH WALK-OFF WIN IN 8 GAMES, RALLY PAST RAYS IN 10

CINCINNATI (AP) Kyle Farmer scored the tying run on a wild pitch and Nick Senzel hit a game-ending single as the Cincinnati Reds rallied in the 10th inning for another walk-off win, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Saturday.

A day after scoring the winning run on a 10th-inning balk, the Reds posted their fourth walk-off victory in their last eight games. They had none in their first 77 games.

“I just wanted to get a hit and go home,” Senzel said.

Cincinnati has won three straight games for the first time since June 12-14.

“Our clubhouse is so excited,” manager David Bell said. “You’ll take wins any way you can get it, but when you can do it like that – it takes nine, 10 whatever it takes. It is definitely not easy and wasn’t perfect. We’re playing good teams. We believe we can play with these teams but you have to go out and do it.”

Farmer started the Reds 10th on second base as the automatic runner. He took third on Matt Reynolds’ single and Calvin Faucher (1-3) threw a wild pitch that made it 4-all. After Donovan Solano singled, Senzel won it.

“I felt good going in,” Faucher said. “I felt good during the inning. I felt great. It was a tough situation. It was a tough outing, for sure.”

Harold Ramirez drove in Josh Lowe with a 10th-inning double off Jeff Hoffman (2-0) for a 4-3 lead.

Ramirez gave the Rays a 3-0 lead in the eighth with a bases-loaded, two-run double. The Reds tied it in the bottom half on Senzel’s bases-loaded walk and Brandon Drury’s two-out, two-run single – his fourth hit of the day.

Cincinnati rookie Hunter Greene began with three hitless innings for the sixth time in his 17 starts. He faced the minimum 11 batters through the first 3 2/3 innings before Ramirez doubled.

Greene tied his career high with nine strikeouts in six innings. He gave up three hits and four walks. He had lost his previous three starts and had a 9.42 ERA during that slump.

Rays starter Drew Rasmussen threw four scoreless innings, allowing four hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

Tampa Bay started the day second in the AL East, a half-game ahead of the Red Sox, who were playing the first-place Yankees in Boston.

CATCHING DEPTH

With C Mike Zunino (left shoulder inflammation) still sidelined, the Rays on Saturday acquired C-INF Christian Bethancourt from Oakland for two minor leaguers, RHP Christian Fernandez and OF Cal Stevenson. The Rays designated for assignment RHP David McKay.

OVER THE RAINBOW

The game started in a light shower, and it still was raining in the bottom of the first even as brilliant sunshine cast players’ shadows on the field.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rays: SS Wander Franco left the game in the middle of the first inning with discomfort in his right hand and wrist. He will undergo further evaluation, including seeing a doctor on Monday. . Recurring blister problems forced postponement of the bullpen session RHP Luis Patino (left oblique strain) was expected to throw on Saturday. A blister forced him out of his fourth rehab start on July 2.

Reds: C Tyler Stephenson (broken right thumb) was activated from the 10-day injured list and C Mark Kolozsvary was optioned to Triple-A Louisville. . LHP Ross Detwiler (low back pain) was placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Friday, and RHP Buck Farmer was promoted from Triple-A Louisville.

UP NEXT

Reds LHP Nick Lodolo (1-2, 4.19) is scheduled to make on Sunday his second start since coming off the injured list. He allowed three hits in 4 2/3 shutout innings on Tuesday against the Mets. Rays RHP Shane Baz (1-1, 2.92) has allowed a combined three runs in 22 1/3 innings over his last four starts.

KERSHAW LOOKS LIKE AN ALL-STAR IN DODGERS’ 4-2 WIN OVER CUBS

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw isn’t even comfortable saying he deserves to play in the All-Star Game on his home field. He certainly won’t campaign for a roster spot, or even the All-Star starting assignment that has somehow eluded him throughout his incredible career.

The rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers are more than willing to say it for him, particularly after another night in which Kershaw demonstrated he’s still among the best in this business.

“Hopefully he gets in there, because he deserves it,” Freddie Freeman said. “He’s been a great pitcher for 15 years, and he deserves the chance to pitch in his home stadium.”

Kershaw polished his All-Star credentials with 7 2/3 innings of five-hit ball, and Freeman delivered the tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ sixth straight victory, 4-2 over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

Kershaw (6-2) yielded one earned run, struck out 10 and didn’t walk a batter while striking out the side in the first before pitching into the eighth for the first time this season. The eight-time All-Star looked eminently worthy of a ninth selection while shutting down the Cubs at Dodger Stadium, where the Midsummer Classic will be held in 10 days.

“I’ve said it would be a huge honor,” Kershaw said after recording his 191st career victory to pass Dazzy Vance for third in Dodgers franchise history. “It would be very special, but I don’t want it to be one of those things where I’m taking a spot … from somebody that’s more deserving than me. Thankfully, I don’t have to make that call.”

The full All-Star rosters will be revealed Sunday, and if Kershaw is selected, NL manager Brian Snitker will be under plenty of friendly pressure to give Kershaw his first All-Star start at Chavez Ravine.

“He’s always intense and focused, but tonight there was a different type of edge to him, and a good edge,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He just came out attacking from the get-go. … It was just an overall great performance.”

But Kershaw trailed 2-1 in the seventh before Jake Lamb hit a tying homer for the Dodgers. Freeman then delivered his two-out single to right off Rowan Wick (1-5), capping an impressive rally for Los Angeles’ first lead of the night.

Will Smith had a tying RBI single in the sixth for the NL-leading Dodgers, who have won 10 of 11. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 15th save.

Marcus Stroman pitched four innings of two-hit ball in his first start since June 3 for the Cubs, providing reason for long-term optimism after Chicago’s third straight loss at Dodger Stadium.

Stroman yielded only two singles and a walk in a 59-pitch start after going on the injured list June 10 with right shoulder inflammation, joining fellow rotation members Wade Miley and Drew Smyly with early-June injuries that sidelined the trio for a month.

“It’s never fun being on the injured list or away from the team,” Stroman said. “It’s a journey. There’s a bunch of things I’ve been working on mechanically, and I felt pretty good. All the work we’ve done is starting to pay off.”

Patrick Wisdom doubled and scored the go-ahead run on Trea Turner’s throwing error in the seventh, but the Cubs’ bullpen again failed to shut down LA’s powerhouse lineup.

“With Stro (pitching well), we’ve been getting some good starts here against a really good team,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “We’ve been in some games late. The starting pitching has done a phenomenal job.”

After Kershaw faced the minimum 12 batters through four innings, Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Seiya Suzuki singled and eventually scored on Yan Gomes’ long fly.

Los Angeles evened it against Scott Effross when Turner doubled and scored on a two-out single by Smith, who’s also hoping for his first All-Star nod.

Chicago went right back ahead when Turner fielded Nico Hoerner’s grounder to short with plenty of time to get Wisdom at home, but bounced the throw.

Kershaw got a standing ovation when he left after Max Muncy failed to handle Christopher Morel’s sharp two-out grounder to third.

LAMB’S A LION

Lamb, the journeyman outfielder who joined the Dodgers late last month, evened it by hitting a seventh-inning homer for the second consecutive night at Dodger Stadium.

“Anytime you’ve got a crowd like this, and you come up and tie the game like that, it’s a little extra exciting,” Lamb said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: LHP Justin Steele went on the paternity list when Stroman was activated. … Cubs 2B Nick Madrigal (left groin strain) and 1B Frank Schwindel (lower back strain) continued their rehab assignments at Triple-A Iowa.

Dodgers: Reliever Reyes Moronta joined the taxi squad early in the day while the team checked out reliever Brusdar Graterol, who was ultimately pronounced healthy after leaving his appearance Thursday with side soreness.

UP NEXT

Julio Urias (7-6, 2.57 ERA) will go after his fifth consecutive victory when he takes the mound for Los Angeles in the series finale. Smyly (2-5, 3.80) will come off the injured list for Chicago to make his first start since May.

MARINERS WIN 7TH IN ROW, TOP BLUE JAYS 2-1 ON SANTANA HOMER

SEATTLE (AP) Carlos Santana hit his first home run since being acquired by Seattle, lining a two-run shot off Toronto starter Alek Manoah that lifted the Mariners to a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday night.

Seattle won its seventh straight and has taken 15 of its past 18. The 15-3 stretch is the best 18-game stretch by the Mariners since 2003.

Santana’s homer came in the seventh inning after Seattle had managed just one hit off Manoah through the first six. J.P. Crawford led off the seventh with a single and Santana ambushed a fastball in the middle of the plate for his fifth home of the season and his biggest hit to date with the Mariners.

Santana was acquired in late June from Kansas City for a pair of pitchers.

Robbie Ray faced his former team for the first time and threw six innings, allowing just three hits and one run on George Springer’s 16th home run of the season leading off the sixth inning. Ray won the AL Cy Young Award last season with the Blue Jays, but did not travel to Toronto when the teams met in May due to border restrictions related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ray struck out six and pitched out of a major jam in the fifth inning when Toronto loaded the bases with no outs and failed to score. Over his past six starts, Ray has a 0.91 ERA with 11 walks and 46 strikeouts.

Matt Brash (2-3) struck out a pair as part of a perfect seventh inning, including a 13-pitch strikeout of Lordes Gurriel Jr. that included nine foul balls.

Pitching for the third straight day, Diego Castillo faced trouble in the ninth after one-out singles by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Alejandro Kirk. Castillo got groundouts from Teoscar Hernandez and Matt Chapman for his fifth save.

Manoah (9-4) was the equal of Ray, pitching 7 1/3 innings but took the loss. Manoah didn’t allow a hit until Ty France’s one-out double in the fourth and allowed three baserunners total until the problems in the seventh.

Manoah struck out seven and walked four.

SPRINGER DINGER

All of Toronto’s offense came from the one swing by Springer. It was his 23rd career home run against Seattle. He’s hit 13 of the 23 at T-Mobile Park.

ROSTER MOVES

Seattle made a flurry of moves to reinforce its bullpen, recalling Brash and Matt Festa from Triple-A Tacoma. RHP Ken Giles was placed on the 15-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation and RHP Erik Swanson was placed on the paternity list.

Seattle also optioned rookie starting pitcher George Kirby to Tacoma. With an off day on Monday and the looming All-Star break, it’s an easy way for Seattle to manage Kirby’s innings. Right-hander Jacob Barnes was selected from Tacoma to take Kirby’s spot.

Catcher Luis Torrens (shoulder) was also activated from the 10-day IL and C Andrew Knapp was designated for assignment.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo was not ready to name a starter for Sunday’s series finale but it won’t be RHP Kevin Gausman. Montoyo said Gausman would not return to the rotation until Tuesday at the earliest. Gausman was hit on the ankle in his last start and was scratched from his scheduled turn on Thursday.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Toronto is expected to make it a bullpen day and announce a starter on Sunday.

Mariners: RHP Logan Gilbert (10-3, 2.61) looks to join Houston’s Justin Verlander as the only 11-game winners in the American League. Gilbert allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings in his last start against San Diego. Gilbert has pitched at least five innings in every start this season.

NEVIN FAMILY: O’S WIN 7TH IN ROW, ANGELS DROP 10 UNDER .500

BALTIMORE (AP) The Nevin family is going in different directions, and surprisingly it’s Tyler’s Orioles who are winning and Phil’s Angels who are skidding.

Dean Kremer combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, and Baltimore beat Los Angeles 1-0 Saturday for its first seven-game winning streak in five years.

Angels manager Phil Nevin and son, Tyler Nevin, an Orioles rookie infielder, met for the first time as major leaguers and exchanged lineup cards before the game. After a photo with the umpires, they went their separate ways – just like their teams.

Baltimore is on its longest winning streak since seven in a row from Aug. 7-13, 2017. The Orioles are 28-20 since a 14-24 start and closed within 3 1/2 games of a wild-card berth. At 42-44, they are two games under .500 for the first time since April 11 at 1-3.

“It’s something special,” Kremer said of the Orioles’ success. “It’s been really fun. The only time I’ve had this was in the minor leagues, and this is way better.”

Phil Nevin returned following a 10-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing brawl against Seattle on June 26.

“It’s been tough. It felt like a month really,” he said.

Tyler went 1 for 2 with a walk.

“It was harder than I thought. It really was,” Phil Nevin said about the emotion he felt watching Tyler get the hit.

Los Angeles dropped to 1-7 on a nine-game trip and at 38-48 is a season-worst 10 games under .500. The Angels are 14-35 since a 24-13 start and have 14 runs in their last eight games.

“You can say all you want about good pitching, but this is the big leagues, there is good pitching everywhere,” Phil Nevin said. “When we get runners on, and we have a chance to add on runs to start rallies, we’re just missing that big hit. It’s hard to just lean on the top of the order every time.”

Kremer (3-1) allowed two hits and three walks in five innings and tied a career-high with seven strikeouts. He has pitched shutout ball in four of his last five starts, lowering his season ERA to 2.15.

Bruce Zimmermann, Joey Krehbiel, Felix Bautista and Jorge Lopez followed, with Lopez retiring Kurt Suzuki on a game-ending flyout with a runner on second for his 16th save in 20 chances.

“We’re halfway through the year, and we have seven shutouts,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “I give a lot of credit to our players, our pitching coaches, our video guys and everybody that’s involved. Those guys really have improved.”

Anthony Santander had two hits that included an RBI single in the fourth off Patrick Sandoval (3-4). Ryan Mountcastle singled, advanced on a wild pitch and came around on Santander’s single.

Trey Mancini had a single in the fifth and has hit safely in 16 consecutive starts since June 21.

Sandoval allowed five hits in 6 1/3 innings and had struck out 10. He has given up three runs or fewer in 12 of 14 starts this season.

“It’s just frustrating that we’re not finding ways to win,” Sandoval said. “The results aren’t there yet.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: RHP Jimmy Herget (shoulder impingement) is expected to throw off a mound next week.

UP NEXT??

Angels: LHP Jose Suarez (1-2, 4.30 ERA) is 0-0 with a 5.19 ERA and 12 strikeouts in two career appearances against Baltimore.

Orioles: RHP Austin Voth (0-1, 7.20) has thrown two scoreless innings with three strikeouts over two career appearances against the Angels.

RILEY, WRIGHT PACE SURGING BRAVES IN 4-3 WIN OVER NATIONALS

ATLANTA (AP) Kyle Wright was in command early in counts, and it made all the difference for the Atlanta Braves starter.

Wright threw a first-pitch strike to 26 of the 28 batters he faced, equating to a first-pitch strike percentage of 92.8. That rate marks the highest by any major league pitcher in a start this season.

“Any time you get strike one, that’s the best pitch in baseball,” Wright said. “From there you don’t have to be as fine and can be aggressive with some stuff. To get that many – I think that’s definitely why I had a good day today.”

Austin Riley homered off Patrick Corbin, Wright pitched seven-plus innings to win his 10th game, and Atlanta held on to beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Saturday.

The defending World Series champion Braves, moving a season-high 16 games over .500, improved to 28-8 since June 1, best in the NL over that span. They began the day 2 1/2 games behind the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.

Atlanta leads the NL with 132 homers, trailing only the New York Yankees (143) for the major league lead.

“It’s fun,” Riley said. “I feel like it’s part of our game. We drive the ball. At any point, anybody in the lineup can send one out, and I think that’s what allows us to stay in games.”

Ronald Acuna Jr. singled before Riley hit his 22nd homer, a two-run shot to left that sailed 422 feet and came off his bat at 108 mph in the first. The Braves have outhomered the Nationals 22-8 in eight head-to-head games this season.

Juan Soto connected for the 17th time and second straight day, his opposite-field shot to left trimming the lead to 2-1 in the third.

Atlanta scored twice to take a 4-1 lead in the fourth. After Riley and Travis d’Arnaud singled, Riley scored from second on a throwing error by shortstop Luis Garcia, and d’Arnaud scored from third on Orlando Arcia’s single.

Riley is batting a major league best .487 over his last 10 games and has multiple hits in eight of those games. His average is up to .278, a big swing after it was .224 through his first 40 games of the season.

Wright (10-4) gave up eight hits and two runs, leaving after he walked Soto to begin the eighth. The Braves are 7-1 over Wright’s last eight starts, and he has a 3.28 ERA over that span.

Wright stranded two runners in the third when Lane Thomas struck out, and he allowed just three runners to get in scoring position. He gave up Yadiel Hernandez’s sixth homer, which sailed 413 feet to center field, to make it 4-2 in the seventh.

Braves manager Brian Snitker was impressed with Wright’s high number of first-pitch strikes.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that,” Snitker said. “It was good. The (defensive) guys behind him were really good. Those guys had a lot of fun. They were involved. Those guys were throwing strikes, and they were ready to make plays. And they did.”

Will Smith allowed Josh Bell’s double that advanced Soto to third in the eighth, and Nelson Cruz cut the lead to 4-3 with a single. A.J. Minter faced five batters in the ninth to earn his third save in five chances, getting Bell to ground out with runners on first and second to end it.

Corbin (4-11) lost his eighth consecutive start against the Braves and has a 7.07 ERA over that span. Corbin’s first career 27 2/3 innings against Atlanta were all scoreless.

Corbin, who had gone 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA with 16 strikeouts and four walks over his previous two starts, was charged with eight hits and four runs in six innings.

“That’s a good team over there, a good lineup,” Corbin said. “I think in the first inning there it was just a bad breaking ball that Riley hit out, but other than that, I feel like I did pretty good.”

HE’S HOT

Soto has hit safely in 12 straight games and is batting .415 with four doubles, three homers, six RBIs, 14 walks and 12 runs scored over the streak.

NICE MOVES

Braves 2B Orlando Arcia turned a difficult double play in the third, running from shallow right field in the shift to catch third baseman Riley’s throw and make a jump throw to first. Soto homered in the next at-bat, so Arcia saved a run. … With the bases loaded and two outs in the fourth, Nationals 3B Ehire Adrianza moved quickly to his right to stab Dansby Swanson’s liner and end the threat.

UP NEXT

Nationals RHP Paolo Espino (02, 3.55 ERA) will face RHP Ian Anderson (7-5, 5.09) in the final game of a three-game series. Since joining the rotation, Espino is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in five starts. Anderson is 1-0 with a 3.37 ERA in two career starts against Washington.

GIANTS’ RODÓN HOLDS PADRES TO 3 HITS FOR 3RD COMPLETE GAME

SAN DIEGO (AP) After his last start, when San Francisco lost its fifth straight game, Carlos Rodon said the Giants needed to “play with a little more fire.”

It turns out that Rodon was the one to light the flame.

The left-hander retired 22 of the final 23 batters to finish a three-hitter for his third career complete game and Wilmer Flores hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning for the Giants, who beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Saturday.

Rodon (8-5) was brilliant after allowing his only run in the second inning. He got Kim Ha-seong to ground into a double play to end the second, and then was one out away from throwing seven perfect innings to end it before he walked Luke Voit. The left-hander struck out Jorge Alfaro to end his outstanding afternoon.

The Giants had lost two straight and nine of 11 coming in.

“Anytime you lose multiple games in a row you want to be the guy that’s the stopper,” Rodon said. “That was kind of the goal today, go out there, give my best effort. In my head I wasn’t thinking, `I’m going to throw a complete game today.’ No, I’m just going to go compete and whatever happens, happens. Good things happen when you go out there and compete.”

After walking Voit in the ninth, Rodon peeked over at the dugout.

“I knew they weren’t going to do anything but I was just reassuring them that I was OK,” he said.

He threw 112 pitches.

Alfaro was going to be his last batter. “In a lot of ways he needed to be out there for the last out of the game,” manager Gabe Kapler said.

“Winning cures anything, right?” Rodon said when asked about his comments after his last start. “We showed a lot of guts today.”

He said he was frustrated after that start and that “I think this team is a lot better than what we’ve shown the last couple weeks and I think we’re headed in the right direction. That’s kind of why I said it.”

It was his first complete game since April 14, 2021, against Cleveland.

“They’re hard to come by, I guess,” Rodon said.

“It’s interesting; last time he mentioned that we needed to play with more fire,” Kapler said. “It’s great when the guy who says that comes out and provides the fire. That’s exactly what he did.”

Rodon had 10 of his 12 strikeouts from the third inning on. He walked two. Rodon struck out Padres All-Star Manny Machado in three straight at-bats. Machado had hit big homers in leading the Padres to wins in the first two games of the series.

“A lot of respect for Manny when he’s at the plate. As far as figuring him out, today was my day and today wasn’t his. He’s gotten me and I’ve gotten him,” Rodon said.

The left-hander allowed three singles in the second to load the bases, and the Padres got their only run on first baseman Brandon Belt’s error.

San Diego’s Yu Darvish allowed a run in the second and then settled down to blank the Giants for five innings before making way for Luis Garcia starting the eighth.

Garcia walked All-Star Joc Pederson with one out before Flores drove a 1-2 pitch into the left field seats, his 10th.

The Giants loaded the bases with no outs in the second and came away with just one run, on Brandon Crawford’s sacrifice fly. Darvish retired Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Wynns to get out of the jam.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: Placed RHP Zack Littel on the 15-day IL with a strained left oblique. Recalled RHP Yunior Marte from Sacramento. Reinstated OF Luis Gonzalez from his rehab assignment and the 10-day IL. Designated LHP Jake McGee for assignment.

Padres: Placed RHP Craig Stammen on the 15-day IL, retroactive to Wednesday, with right shoulder inflamation. Recalled RHP Dinelson Lamet from Triple-A El Paso.

UP NEXT

Giants LHP Alex Wood (5-7, 4.83) and Padres LHP MacKenzie Gore (4-3, 3.18) are scheduled to start the series finale on Sunday.

RAMÍREZ, ROOKIE JONES HOMER, GUARDIANS ROUT ROYALS 13-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Jose Ramirez hit his first home run in nearly a month, rookie Nolan Jones connected for an impressive first homer of his career and the Cleveland Guardians stopped a five-game skid, roughing up the Kansas City Royals 13-1 Saturday.

The Guardians totaled a season-high 23 hits and led 11-0 after four innings. Amed Rosario homered off Royals center fielder Michael Taylor in a two-run ninth.

“It was good for our guys to breathe a little bit,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “I was happy for them because it’s been a rough go and it doesn’t guarantee anything tomorrow but good for them because it should help.”

Triston McKenzie (6-6) tossed six scoreless innings of three-hit ball with four strikeouts and five walks.

Ramirez had an RBI single in the first and hit a two-run drive in the second – it was his 17th homer of the season but first since June 10 as he’s been dealing with an ailing thumb ligament. He leads the AL with 66 RBIs.

A day after getting two hits in his big league debut, Jones launched a 457-foot, three-run drive with a 109.2 mph exit velocity into the Kauffman Stadium fountains to cap a five-run fourth inning.

The 24-year-old outfielder had two hits and walked twice.

“It is cool to see what he is doing now,” fellow rookie Steven Kwan said. “Me and Nolan are really close, we played in High-A ball together. It has been really cool seeing how he has been doing it.”

Kwan and Andres Gimenez each drove in two runs and Franmil Reyes had an RBI for the fifth straight game, the longest stretch of his career.

Cleveland topped the 22 hits it had against the Royals on April 10.

“I think today is just a big confidence booster for everybody,” Kwan said. “We have been barreling balls and they haven’t been finding the holes. Today we are hitting the ball hard and hitting is contagious so hopefully, we keep it going.”

Jonathan Heasley (1-5) gave up six runs and six hits in a career-low 1 1/3 innings.

“I think it was just one of those days, kind of a dead arm day,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “He just couldn’t find the feel and chalk it up as one of those days moving forward. He just didn’t have a good feel coming out of his hand.”

Taylor made his first career pitching appearance and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in two innings. He also struck out Reyes and Oscar Mercado.

Andrew Benintendi extended his AL-best on-base streak to 18 games with a walk in the first. Nicky Lopez drove in the Royals’ run with a grounder.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Royals: Matheny said RHP Josh Staumont (neck strain) is set to begin a rehab assignment in Triple-A Omaha on Sunday. Staumont was sent to the 15-day injured list on June 26.

UP NEXT

Zach Plesac (2-6, 3.80 ERA) will take the mound for Cleveland in the series finale. Zack Greinke (2-5, 4.85 ERA) will counter for Kansas City.

RED SOX ALL-STAR 3B DEVERS TO MISS 2 GAMES WITH SORE BACK

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox All-Star third baseman Rafael Devers will miss the next two games against the New York Yankees because of a sore back that forced him to make an early exit.

Boston manager Alex Cora said before Saturday night’s game that “he’s out today and tomorrow. We’ll see how he feels on Monday. We’ve got to take care of him.”

On Friday, the 25-year-old Devers was selected as the American League’s starting third baseman for the second straight year.

Hours later, Devers hurt his back crashing into a side rail going for a foul ball at Fenway Park. He looked awkward taking a swing in his next at-bat before leaving the game.

Devers leads the club in both batting average (.327) and homers (19) with 51 RBIs. He entered Saturday second in the majors with 106 hits.

Boston has lost the first two games of a four-game series against their AL East-leading rivals.

RANGERS CATCHER MITCH GARVER OPTS FOR SURGERY, SPRING RETURN

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Mitch Garver is a catcher who can hit, which is why the Texas Rangers acquired him. He doesn’t want to just hit, which is why he will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his throwing arm.

Garver has been limited to being a designated hitter and unable to catch or throw since early May because of the right forearm issue that was bothering him long before then. The 31-year-old is scheduled for surgery Monday so that he has time to fully recover to be back behind the plate in spring training.

“There was a slight chance that I could push it back to the end of the year and maybe sacrifice a few months of catching in 2023, but still have the bat in the lineup,” Garver said. “I feel like if I want to be the player I want to be, I like being behind the plate and I can bring more to the team that way.”

Texas acquired Garver from Minnesota at the start of spring training when displaced shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa was traded to the Twins. Minnesota had drafted Garver out of the University of New Mexico in 2013, and he made his big league debut in 2017.

After getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the first run for Texas in a 6-5 series-opening win Friday night, Garver batted third against the Twins on Saturday. Manager Chris Woodward said Garver would also play the series finale Sunday.

Garver went into Saturday’s game hitting .210 with 10 homers and 23 RBIs in 52 games. After his last game catching May 8, he went on the injured list because of his forearm, missed three more games at the end of that month with a left knee sprain, then had a 10-day stay on the COVD-19-related IL last month.

“It’s a mental grind. It’s tough being hurt. The sport’s extremely hard as it is already, and to try to play through an injury makes it even harder,” said Garver, who has been going through daily treatments for 2 1/2 months. “I haven’t been 100% all year and that’s frustrating. It’s something that I couldn’t have predicted, and we did our best to manage it.”

Garver had a breakout season in 2019 with 31 homers in 93 games while winning a Silver Slugger award, but had injury issues since then. He struggled through the pandemic-shortened season in 2020, then missed most of 2021 after taking a foul tip to the groin area and needing surgery.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Garver was always productive when on the field, while also being a reliable teammate and good human being.

“If you just look at what he does when he plays, I mean, he’s a very solid contributor behind the plate. He has great at-bats, he’s on base all the time, he’s a menace against left-handed pitching,” Baldelli said. “It’s hard to look at what he’s done when he’s been on the field and say he’s not one of the better catchers in baseball.”

Woodward said the Rangers have seen spurts and glimpses of the Garver they intended to have hitting in the middle of their lineup. The manager could also sense the catcher being bothered over time that he couldn’t consistently perform the way he knows that he can.

“I hate it because I’d rather write him in the lineup all the time,” Woodward said. “But this gives a little bit of a buffer to if there’s any kind of setback or anything, he’s going to be ready for spring training, like full-go.”

TYREEK: IT’S TUA’S ‘LAST YEAR TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT HE’S GOT’

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill has full confidence in Tua Tagovailoa but believes the quarterback is entering a critical season.

Hill was direct when addressing the heightened expectations surrounding the signal-caller ahead of his third year.

“You know, in the NFL, they only give you two-to-three years to be a successful quarterback, especially if you’re a first-round draft pick,” Hill said on his “It Needed To Be Said” podcast. “If you don’t succeed after those years, it’s, ‘Kick rocks, man.'”

Hill added, “It’s basically his last year to show people what he’s got.”

Tagovailoa led the Dolphins to a 13-8 record through two seasons. He passed for 2,653 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in 2021.

The 24-year-old has been scrutinized for his arm strength. He’s averaging 6.6 yards per attempt and 194.2 yards gained per game.

However, Tagovailoa’s pass-catchers continue to come to his defense. Hill is confident that detractors will have to apologize when they see what the young passer can do.

“There’s gonna be a lot of people taking their words back,” Hill said.

“I’m going to be happier when everybody else gets to see what I already know,” added Dolphins wideout Jaylen Waddle.

Hill also pointed out the similarities between the Kansas City Chiefs’ 2019 roster and the Dolphins’ current group. He noted both teams share common traits of being “explosive” and “dynamic” on offense.

The Dolphins are set to usher in a new era under head coach Mike McDaniel. The AFC East club made several significant roster additions, including trading for Hill and signing veterans Terron Armstead, Connor Williams, and Raheem Mostert.

REPORT: MALKIN TOLD TEAMMATES PENS THINK HE’S ‘NOT GOOD ANYMORE’

It appears there’s serious tension between pending unrestricted free agent Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ front office.

“Do they want me?” Malkin wrote in a text to The Athletic’s Rob Rossi.

The Pens have already locked up two of their biggest pending UFAs in Bryan Rust and Kris Letang, but Malkin still remains. Malkin reportedly sent congratulatory texts to Letang, Rust, and backup goalie Casey DeSmith after inking their new deals. Each player asked him if his new contract was next.

“They think I’m not good anymore,” Malkin responded to them, according to Rossi.

Negotiations have stalled primarily because of contract term, not average annual value. The Penguins’ latest offer was a three-year, $18-million deal, sources told Rossi, though a four-year pact with the same AAV would work for Malkin.

Pittsburgh gave Letang, 35, a six-year deal. Malkin turns 36 on July 31.

The situation is reportedly so delicate that Sidney Crosby recently paid a visit to Malkin at his home in South Florida.

“Sid didn’t go to convince Malkin to sign,” a source told Rossi. “He wanted to check on his friend. He was worried about how hard this is on Geno with Geno not feeling wanted anymore.”

For his part, Penguins GM Ron Hextall recently said, “I’d like to bring Geno back and I strongly believe Geno wants to come back.”

Malkin is coming off a highly productive campaign despite missing most of the first half while recovering from offseason knee surgery. The 6-foot-3 center recorded 20 goals and 22 assists in 41 games – an 84-point pace over 82 contests.

He ranks third on Pittsburgh’s all-time points list with 1,146 in 981 games, trailing only Crosby and Mario Lemieux. He’s won three Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe Award, a Hart Trophy, a Ted Lindsay Award, two Art Ross Trophies, and a Calder Trophy during his 16 years with the Penguins.

The Penguins still have $15.3 million in projected cap space, but Rickard Rakell and Evan Rodrigues are also still UFAs, while Kasperi Kapanen and Danton Heinen are RFAs.

PREDATORS SIGN FILIP FORSBERG TO $68M, 8-YEAR CONTRACT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have re-signed Filip Forsberg to a $68 million, eight-year contract with an $8.5 million annual salary cap hit.

The team announced the deal Saturday, getting Forsberg locked up before he could hit the open market when NHL free agency opens next week. He’s now under contract through 2030.

Forsberg, who turns 28 in August, is coming off the best season of his career. The native of Ostervala, Sweden, set career highs with 42 goals, 42 assists and 84 points in just 69 games. Forsberg had eight game-winning goals, one shy of the nine he had in the 2016-17 season.

He ranked third in scoring for the Predators, trailing captain Roman Josi and Matt Duchene, who set the franchise record for goals in a season with 43.

The Predators felt close enough to an extension with Forsberg that general manager David Poile chose to keep him rather than looking to trade him.

Poile in June said he and Forsberg’s camp continued negotiations, though the GM also had several backup plans. That included Forsberg possibly testing free agency, knowing Nashville could offer him an eighth year compared to seven by other teams if a contract got done before July 13.

The 10-year veteran has played 566 games with Nashville after being acquired April 3, 2013, in a trade that sent Martin Erat and Michael Latta to the Washington Capitals for the 11th pick overall in the 2012 draft.

Forsberg has 220 career goals and 249 assists for 469 points. He is coming off a season where he played his most games since 2016-17 when he played all 82 for a third consecutive season. Forsberg previously signed a six-year, $36 million extension in June 2016.

He was fourth in voting for the Calder Trophy in 2014-15 and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team after leading Nashville with 26 goals and 63 points. He became the first Nashville player to score in the NHL All-Star Game in 2015 and had the franchise’s first hat trick in that season’s playoffs in Game 5 against Chicago in the first round.

Forsberg had two natural hat tricks in the span of three games between Feb. 23 and Feb. 27 in 2016 against Toronto and St. Louis. He was the first to do so in three or fewer games since Petri Skriko in consecutive games in 1986 with Vancouver.

SHAEDON SHARPE OUT OF SUMMER LEAGUE WITH SHOULDER INJURY

LAS VEGAS (AP) Shaedon Sharpe’s first Summer League with the Portland Trail Blazers is over.

The No. 7 pick in last month’s NBA draft has been shut down for the remainder of Portland’s stay in Las Vegas because of a small labral tear in his left shoulder. An MRI performed Friday showed the extent of the injury, and the Blazers announced the diagnosis Saturday.

Sharpe was hurt in Portland’s first Summer League game Thursday night. He will be re-evaluated after a period of rest and rehabilitation that is expected to last 10 to 14 days, the Blazers said.

The shooting guard from Canada spent his lone college season at Kentucky, but did not appear in a game for the Wildcats.

MAX MCGREEVY LEADS RAIN-DELAYED BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) Max McGreevy completed a 9-under 63 on Saturday to share the second-round lead and had a one-stroke advantage when darkness suspended third-round play in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship.

Much of the field began the third round in the evening in sunny conditions after heavy showers hit Keene Trace for the second consecutive day. More than 2 1/2 inches of rain over two hours delayed play for nearly 5 1/2 hours, with bare-footed grounds crew using buckets to clear water from bunkers.

McGreevy and Matti Schmid, a former University of Louisville player, each shot 63 and were at 16-under 128 after the completion of the second round – a stroke ahead of first-round leader Adam Svensson.

Those three were among the last to tee off and completed three holes. McGreevy opened with a birdie, Svensson birdied the par-3 second hole and Schmid was even after a bogey on the second hole.

Ricardo Gouveia carded a 7-under 65 in the second round for a 15-under 129 total and was even through three holes.

Sean O’Hair, Kevin Streelman and Trey Mullinax were each at 14 under, with O’Hair and Streelman completing four holes.

McGreevy’s remarkable second round completed on Saturday morning ultimately featured 10 birdies, including four over a five-hole stretch on the front to overshadow the American’s lone bogey on the par-4 seventh hole. Schmid’s bogey-free round included nine birdies, including three on Keene Trace’s four par-5 holes.

“I don’t know if I put 10 birdies together in a tournament the last couple of weeks, so to put it together in one round regardless how easy the course was playing felt really good,” McGreevy said earlier in the day. “Golf swing feels good, putter feels good. Just kind of giving myself looks and just seemed to keep going in the hole.”

Just a few golfers were able to tee off soon after the second round was completed. Darkness also suspended play Friday, when fog and thunderstorms caused nearly 5 1/2 hours of delays.

SCHAUFFELE HAS 2-SHOT SCOTTISH LEAD, SEEKS 2ND STRAIGHT WIN

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) Xander Schauffele played all the right bounces and made all the key putts until the final two holes Saturday in the Scottish Open and then felt as though he had to settle for a two-shot lead.

Right when he was starting to pull away from the field, Schauffele closed with a pair of bogeys at The Renaissance Club that made it difficult to appreciate an otherwise stellar round. He matched the low score of the windy day with a 4-under 66.

And then he headed straight to the range.

“I had pretty much everything going,” Schauffele said. “I was judging the bounces well and making the putts I needed to and getting up-and-down when I was missing the green. Six birdies through 16, no complaints. And a tough finish.”

Schauffele was at 7-under 203, two ahead of Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain, who had a 67 and boosted his hopes of getting one of three spots into the British Open next week at St. Andrews.

Jordan Spieth had two eagles on the back nine, one of them with a lob wedge from just over 100 yards on the 15th hole, and had a 66 that put him right in the mix. Spieth was three shots behind in a group that included fellow Texan Ryan Palmer.

Cameron Tringale has been sliding since he opened with a 61 in relatively benign conditions along the Firth of Forth. He went from a three-shot lead to a five-shot deficit. Tringale had an eagle on the third hole and nothing but pars and bogeys the rest of the way for a 74.

Schauffele was dogged for the longest time for not having a PGA Tour title of his own since the start of 2019. He did have an Olympic gold medal from Tokyo last summer, and he partnered with Patrick Cantlay to win the PGA Tour’s team event in New Orleans.

Now the 28-year-old Californian might be hitting his stride. He is coming off a victory two weeks ago at the Travelers Championship, with one eye toward the final major of the year on the Old Course at St. Andrews.

“You see players do it all the time. You get in the good swing of things, start to get comfortable seeing certain shots and seeing certain putts go in,” Schauffele said. “Players always have good stretches and I’m trying to make this one of my best.”

He was ahead by as many as four shots until he tugged his tee shot on the par-3 17th and it rolled down a ridge and off the green. On the tough closing hole into the wind, he pulled his tee shot into the rough, went behind a pair of bunkers and missed a 10-foot par putt.

Schauffele still found some perspective. He thought he was in big trouble on the 11th hole when his tee shot sailed well to the right toward knee-high native grass. Fearing it might be lost, he hit another one. The original shot was found and he wound up making birdie.

“I hit a provisional tee ball on 11 and made birdie. That doesn’t happen too often,” he said.

Cabrera Bello, the former Ryder Cup player from Spain who has fallen to No. 159 in the world, is well aware that three players from the top 10 not already exempt for the British Open will earn a trip to St. Andrews. He’s close enough to Schauffele to think about winning, something he had done only once in the last five years.

Cabrera Bello began the back nine eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie that turned his fortunes and put him in the final group Sunday.

Palmer is also in position to contend and at least get to St. Andrews. It was worth him flying over to Scotland to try to get in the British Open.

“Has not been a great year, but I knew coming in here if I played well and gave myself a chance I could possibly get one of those three spots,” Palmer said. “So I’ve done that. I’m here. And you know, I’m going to go out and try to win this golf tournament.”

It’s crowded at the top if Schauffele falters. Spieth was joined at 4-under 206 by Palmer and Jordan Smith of England, with U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick in the group five behind.

As for the three British Open spots, Rickie Fowler remained in range after a wild finish. He erased a double bogey on the 14th hole by going birdie-eagle, only to bogey the last two. That gave him a 71. He was six shots behind.

TWO-TIME OPEN CHAMPION NORMAN UNWANTED GUEST AT ST ANDREWS

NORTH BERWICK, Scotland (AP) Greg Norman once talked about playing in the British Open next week. Now he doesn’t even get to attend the dinner at St. Andrews for past champions.

Norman, who won the Open at Turnberry in 1986 and at Royal St. George’s in 1993, would have been eligible for the four-hole “Celebration of Champions” exhibition that takes place only at St. Andrews, along with the Champions’ Dinner.

The R&A said Saturday it contacted Norman to tell him “we decided not to invite him to attend on this occasion.”

“The 150th Open is an extremely important milestone for golf and we want to ensure that the focus remains on celebrating the championship and its heritage,” the R&A said. “Unfortunately, we do not believe that would be the case if Greg were to attend.”

Norman has been viewed as a disruptor in golf as CEO of the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series that is paying as much as $150 million to sign former major champions like Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau and staging 54-hole events with a shotgun start that pay $25 million in prize money.

The PGA Tour has suspended players who have signed up for the rebel league, and the European tour is fining its players 100,000 pounds ($120,000) for each LIV event they play.

Norman described the decision as “petty” to Australian Golf Digest.

“I’m disappointed. I would have thought the R&A would have stayed above it all given their position in world golf,” he said. “(It’s) petty, as all I have done is promote and grow the game of golf globally, on and off the golf course, for more than four decades.”

Norman already rubbed the R&A the wrong way with an interview earlier this year with Australia-based News Corp. in which he said he was filling out his entry form for the 150th Open and “I think I can still get in.”

It led the R&A to issue a statement that said, “We have no plans for any additional exemptions.”

Norman is 67 and past Open champions are exempt only until they are 60. His final year of eligibility was in 2015 at St. Andrews. He chose not to play, saying he hadn’t practiced enough and he didn’t feel right about taking a spot in the field from a younger player.

The R&A did not deny exemptions for eligible players, following the decision of the USGA for the U.S. Open because of the open nature of their majors. There are 23 players in the field at St. Andrews who played in the last LIV Golf event.

It was not clear if Norman intended to be at St. Andrews. The R&A said it was responding to inquiries in releasing a statement that ended, “We hope that when circumstances allow Greg will be able to attend again in the future.”

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MARTIN HOMERS BUT INDIANS FALL TO I-CUBS PITCHING

INDIANAPOLIS – Mason Martin launched his second home run in consecutive games, but the Iowa Cubs took an early 6-0 lead to bury the Indianapolis Indians early and take a series lead on Saturday night, 10-1.

After hitting a two-run homer to cap a seven-run third inning last night, Martin put the Indians (39-42) on the board with a solo home run to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was his first stretch of consecutive games with a homer since hitting a longball in three consecutive games from May 22-25 (1).

Iowa (37-45) then took Martin’s run back with four runs on five hits in the top of the ninth inning.

A pair of unearned runs in the first inning off Osvaldo Bido (L, 1-5) and a grand slam by Jackson Frazier – who totaled six RBI ­– in the second put the I-Cubs up early and they never looked back. The Indians went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and left just six runners on.

Matt Dermody (W, 4-3) fanned 10 batters in 5.0 scoreless innings, with his first six outs recorded all coming via strikeout. In total, Indians batters struck out a season-high tying 17 times, with their last 17-strikeout game coming on 4/30 at Iowa.

The Indians and I-Cubs will face off in the series finale tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 PM ET at Victory Field. RHP Javier Assad (0-0, 4.15) will take the mound for his second start of the series for Iowa while Indianapolis has yet to name a starter.

USLC RECAP | IND 0:1 DET

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, July 9, 2022) – Indy Eleven’s recent rough luck continued tonight in its third consecutive 1-0 defeat, this time at the hands of Detroit City FC in front of a season-high crowd of 9,462 at IUPUI Carroll Stadium. The match was the nightcap of a historic men’s/women’s doubleheader for Indiana’s Teams against DCFC that saw the Girls in Blue down DCFC, 3-0.

Detroit had its foot on the gas from the onset, and it paid off just five minutes in through Connor Rutz, whose header of Deklan Wynne’s cross to the six nestled into the upper right corner to move the scoreboard for the visitors. Rutz went searching for a second in the 11th minute on a volley that just missed the crossbar, and Eleven goalkeeper Tim Trilk did well to adjust to Rhys Williams’ deflected shot from the top of the area in the 24th, going low to steer around his right post.

Indy started to find more of the ball as the half progressed, although its looks were limited to Ayoze’s blocked shot in the 39th minute and a pair of Nicky Law shots that were sent into Detroit’s wall from 25 yards out in the 43rd minute.

The lack of shots was clearly an emphasis coming out of the locker room for Indy Eleven, as Solomon Asante and Neveal Hackshaw both uncorked efforts from distance within the opening 30 seconds of the stanza, but neither challenged DCFC ‘keeper Nathan Steinwascher. Another wide effort by Asante and another blocked shot from Law around the hour mark kept Indy threatening.

Rutz hunted his brace again with a turn-and-fire from the penalty spot in the 64th minute, but Trilk was on the spot and did well not to spill, and the Eleven ‘keeper guarded his near post well in the 76th minute when Pato Botello Faz fired on frame. Detroit did well to clog its defensive third across the final half hour, with substitute forward Aris Briggs’ 89th minute header the only shot the Boys in Blue could muster down the stretch. The result pushed Indy’s losing streak to four games, and its goalless streak to 360 minutes.

Indy Eleven will take to the road in search of success next Friday, July 15, when it travels east to take on New York Red Bulls II one final time in USL Championship play (7:00 p.m. ET, live on ESPN+). Then the Boys in Blue return home on Saturday, July 23, for the first of three straight home Saturday affairs against Memphis 901 FC (live on MyINDY-TV 23, ESPN+ & Exitos Radio 94.3 FM/exitos943.com) on International Night at The Mike. Fans can secure tickets starting at just $15, which can be purchased online at indyeleven.com/tickets or over the phone at 317-685-1100; more details on the Eleven’s promotional nights through the rest of the season can be found at indyeleven.com/promotions.

2022 USL Championship Regular Season – Matchday 18

Indy Eleven  0 : 1  Detroit City FC

Saturday, July 9, 2022

IUPUI Michael A. Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.

Indy Eleven: 6W-9L-3D, 21 pts., 8th in Eastern Conference

Detroit City FC: 9W-4L-6D, T-33 pts., 4th in Eastern Conference

Scoring Summary:

DET – Connor Rutz (Deklan Wynne) 5’

Disciplinary Summary:

DET – Michael Bryant (yellow card) 42’

IND – Justin Ingram (yellow card) 56’

IND – Manuel Arteaga (yellow card) 68’

DET – Brad Dunwell (yellow card) 70’

IND – Raul Aguilera (yellow card) 83’

DET – Rhys Williams (yellow card) 90+3’

Indy Eleven lineup (4-4-2): Tim Trilk; Neveal Hackshaw (Jonas Fjeldberg 82’), Mechack Jerome, A.J. Cochran, Alex McQueen (Jared Timmer 45’); Ayoze (captain) (Aris Briggs 89’), Sam Brown (Stefano Pinho 45’), Justin Ingram (Raul Aguilera 69’), Nicky Law; Manuel Arteaga, Solomon Asante

IND substitutes: Sean Lewis (GK), Diego Sanchez

Detroit City FC lineup (3-4-1-2): Nathan Steinwascher; Devon Amoo-Mensah (captain) (Brad Dunwell 45’), Michael Bryant, Matt Lewis; Deklan Wynne, Abdoulaye Diop, Maxi Rodriguez, Rhys Williams; Connor Rutz; Pato Botello Faz, Antoine Hoppenot (Francis Atuahene 71’)

DET Substitutes: Ryan Shellow (GK), Barnabas Tanyi, Dominic Gasso, Billy Forbes, Stephen Carroll

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1911       After being ejected for disputing a called third strike, Sherry Magee knocks out home plate umpire Bill Finneran with just one punch. The National League suspends the star Phillies flychaser for the rest of the season, but he misses only 36 games due to an appeal.

1911       When umpire Bill Klem stops the Phillies-Cardinals contest to have an unruly fan banned from the Baker Bowl, the removal marks the first expulsion of a patron from a game. At the time, the standard practice was to use bodyguards after the contest to protect the arbitrators, rather than risk the crowd’s ire by ousting one of their own.

1914       Although limited to one hit, the Yankees beat the Indians at the Polo Grounds, 1-0, when darkness postpones the second game of a twin bill after five and a half innings. The next time the team wins a game while being one-hit will occur again in 102 years with a 1-0 nine-inning victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

1917       Thanks to Ray Caldwell’s nine and two-thirds innings of five-hit relief, the Yankees beat the Browns in St. Louis, 7-5 in a 17-inning game. Later in the day, the St. Louis police arrest the hard-living right-hander, charging him with grand larceny for allegedly stealing a diamond ring from a woman.

1920       Tris Speaker, who has collected 11 consecutive hits, is finally thwarted by Washington hurler Tom Zachary. The “Grey Eagle’s” effort establishes a record that will not be broken until 1938 when Red Sox third baseman Pinky Higgins hits 12 knocks in a row.

1928       Although the Indians bang-out 14 hits, the team fails to score a run in a 9-0 nightcap loss to the Senators in a Griffith Stadium twin bill. The Tribe becomes only the second club shutout after collecting that many hits.

1932       Indians’ flychaser Johnny Burnett in 11 at-bats collects a record nine hits in an 18-inning game in which the A’s outscore the Tribe, 18-17. After replacing A’s starter Lew Krausse in the second inning, Ed Rommel, who gives up a record 29 hits, is forced to hurl 17 innings in relief to get the victory, his 171st and final major league win, when manager/owner Connie Mack, trying to save train fare, brings only two pitchers.

1934       At the All-Star Game played in New York’s Polo Grounds, Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell faces a starting lineup comprised of nine eventual Hall of Famers. After giving a single and a walk to the first two batters he faces,’King Carl’ consecutively fans Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin.

1935       Babe Herman, in the fourth evening contest ever played in major league history, becomes the first player to hit a home run during a night game. The Reds’ cleanup hitter’s seventh-inning round-tripper off Dutch Leonard contributes to the 15-2 rout over the Brooklyn at Crosley Field.

1935       Galveston Buccaneers right-hander Ed Cole throws the first perfect game in Texas League history, beating the Tulsa Oilers at Moody Park, 1-0. Bill McGhee’s inside-the-park home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning accounts for the contest’s only run.

1936       At Forbes Field, Chuck Klein becomes the first National League player to hit four home runs in one game this century. The Phillies’ 36-year-old outfielder’s offensive outburst, which includes his final round-tripper on the first pitch in the tenth inning, powers Philadelphia’s 9-6 victory over Pittsburgh.

1943       Some of the Dodgers, led by infielder Arky Vaughan, threaten not to play to protest the suspension of Bobo Newsome by manager Leo Durocher resulting in the Ebbets Field contest, an eventual 23-6 rout of the Pirates, to begins ten minutes late. In a few days, Newsome, who had argued with his skipper over a pitch selection in a previous game, is traded to the Browns for Archie McKain and Fritz Ostermueller.

1947       During the first game of a twin bill in front of 47,871 Tribe fans, Don Black retires the final ten A’s batters he faces to record the first no-hitter in the history of Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The crowd, the largest ever to witness a no-hitter, endures the rain and six walks as the Indians right-hander completes the 3-0 victory, the eighth no-no in franchise history.

1951       In the second All-Star Game played in Detroit, the National League beat their AL rivals at Briggs Stadium, 8-3. Although their team’s circuit loses, the 52,075 Motor City fans witness home runs hit by hometown favorites George Kell and Vic Wertz.

1953       With Roy Campanella’s second-inning home run off Giants hurler Sal Maglie, the Dodgers establish a National League record, homering in their 24th consecutive game, one shy of the major league mark set by the 1941 Yankees. Campy’s homer, his 22nd of the season, is the only run Brooklyn scores as the Giants extend their winning streak to seven with the 6-1 victory at Ebbets Field.

1962       John F. Kennedy returns to D.C. Stadium and becomes the first president to throw the ceremonial first pitch at an All-Star Game, a 3-1 National League victory. In April, JFK, who will stay for the entire contest, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Senators’ home opener, the first game in Washington’s new $24-million ballpark.

1968       The American League and National League agree on next year’s expansion and playoff format. Each league will divide its twelve teams into two six-team divisions, playing a best-of-five game league championship series to determine the pennant winner.

1972       Phillies owner Bob Carpenter announces Paul Owens, named the GM five weeks ago, will become the team’s manager, replacing a visibly upset Frank Lucchesi, who guided the team this season to the worst record in baseball, winning only 26 of 76 contests. The new skipper, known as the Pope, will use the opportunity to better evaluate his last-place team before returning to the front office next year, before building Philadelphia into pennant contenders within three seasons.

1979       With his team trailing the Padres 5-3 in the bottom of the ninth with two outs at Veterans Stadium, Phillies pinch-hitter Del Unser hits a three-run walk-off home run, giving the team a 6-5 comeback victory. The dramatic dinger makes Del Unser only the second player in major league history to hit a homer in three consecutive at-bats as a pinch-hitter, a feat also accomplished by Lee Lacy of the Dodgers last season.

1984       At San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, Dodger southpaw Fernando Valenzuela and Mets rookie Dwight Gooden combine to strike out six consecutive American League All-Stars on the 50th anniversary of Carl Hubbell’s memorable 1934 Midsummer Classic performance of setting down five future Hall of Famers on strikes. At the age of 19, Dwight Gooden becomes the youngest player to participate in an All-Star Game.

1984       The National League beats the Junior Circuit at Candlestick Park, 3-1. Expos’ catcher Gary Carter, the game’s MVP, and Braves outfielder Dale Murphy’s home runs prove to be the difference in the 55th Midsummer Classic.

1986       A very disappointed Oil Can Boyd (11-6, 3.71) begins shouting and throwing clothes in the clubhouse after learning KC manager Dick Howser had not selected him to be one of the eight pitchers to make the American League All-Star team. The inconsolable Red Sox right-hander, who will storm out of Fenway Park before the team’s scheduled game against California, will be suspended without pay for three days for his tirade.

1986       After allowing three runs in the top of the twelfth, the Red Sox score four times in the bottom of the inning, with the final tally coming on a walk-off bases-loaded balk. The winning run in Boston’s 8-7 improbable victory over the Angels when home plate ump Joe Brinkman rules Todd Fischer moved his hands after coming to a set position before delivering the first pitch of his outing, ending the Fenway contest without throwing a ball.

1999       At Leland’s ‘Hero’s Auction’ of sports memorabilia held in New York, Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning Game 6 home run ball, to end one of the most dramatic games in World Series history, is sold for $113,273. Reds’ left fielder George Foster retrieved the historic horsehide after it hit the Fenway foul pole, decided to sell the 1975 souvenir, realizing the ball’s potential value after Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball sold for almost $3 million.

2001       In his final All-Star appearance, Cal Ripken is named the MVP of the game. The Orioles shortstop’s home run, along with consecutive dingers from Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordonez, power the AL to its fifth victory in a row, beating the National League at Seattle’s Safeco Field, 4-1.

2001       Derek Jeter becomes the first Yankee to homer in an All-Star Game in 42 years when he goes deep, leading off the sixth inning off Jon Lieber at Safeco Field. Yogi Berra was the last Bronx Bomber to accomplish the feat, homering off Don Drysdale in 1959.

2009       Beating the Padres 8-0 at AT&T Park, Giants’ southpaw Jonathan Sanchez throws the first no-hitter in franchise history since John “The Count” Montefusco accomplished the feat in 1976. The 22-year-old, a replacement for an injured Randy Johnson, sees his bid for a perfect game end when third baseman Juan Uribe makes an error in the eighth inning.

2010       In his 19th season, Arthur Rhodes becomes the longest-tenured major leaguer to go to an All-Star Game for the first time. The 40-year-old Reds southpaw reliever, who does not play in the Midsummer Classic, surpasses the 1988 selection of 18-year veteran Doyle Alexander for the dubious distinction.

2013       David Ortiz establishes a new record for career hits by a designated hitter when he doubles in the second inning of the Red Sox’ 11-4 victory over Seattle at Safeco Field. ‘Big Papi’ surpasses Harold Baines with his 1,689th hit as a DH.

2017       Aaron Judge, overcoming 22 first-round round-trippers from Justin Bour and a dozen blasts from Cody Bellinger in the second, slams 11 homers in the finals to defeat Miguel Sano, becoming the first rookie to win the All-Star Home Run Derby outright. The Yankees outfielder hit 47 long balls that traveled a combined 3.9 miles, including back-to-back dingers of 507 and 513 feet.

WORLD SERIES HISTORY 1919

Even a casual baseball fan can tell you a little something about the Black Sox scandal of 1919. The very fiber that held the game together was challenged when the news broke a year after the series that a fix was on from the first inning of game. Eight members of the participating White Sox including pitchers Eddie Cicotte and Claude (Lefty) Williams, outfielders Joe Jackson and Happy Felsch, first baseman Chick Gandil, shortstop Swede Risberg, third baseman Buck Weaver and reserve infielder Fred McMullin were all charged with conspiring to fix the outcome of the Fall Classic against the Cincinnati Reds. Cynics were tipped off before the Series even started when the pre-game betting odds swapped shortly before the first game. Chicago’s White Sox were originally slated as heavy favorites, but were later changed to underdogs in favor of the Cincinnati Reds. Despite the rumors, most fans and members of the press accepted the games to be true, but all that would change in 1920 as suspicions turned into confessions.

The first Game of the 1919 scandal featured an outstanding and “authentic” performance by the Reds’ pitcher Dutch Ruether. In addition to going the distance in a six hitter, he went three for three with two triples and three runs batted in. Greasy Neale, who would go on to lead his team in hitting with a .351, also performed well at the plate in tandem with teammate Jake Daubert. The White Sox put on quite a show themselves, losing 9-1 in questionable fashion. Nothing changed the following day as Cincinnati’s Slim Sallee faired the same, tossing a 4-2 Game 2 victory that was sealed by a Larry Kopf two run triple in the fourth. Dickey Kerr, an up and coming rookie for the White Sox, drew the start for Game 3. Apparently untouched by the scandal, the tough lefthander refused to roll over and threw a three hit 3-0 winner to put Chicago back in the race (whether they wanted to be or not).

The inspired Reds, unaware that a fix was on, pitched back-to-back shutouts in Games 4 and 5 on the arms of Jimmy Ring (2-0) and Hod Eller (5-0) who sat down six consecutive batters. But wait! It wasn’t over yet… In any other year, the Series would have ended there, but 1919 was different. Due to the intense postwar interest, the commissioner of baseball had decided to extend this Fall Classic to a best-of-nine affair.

To curb further suspicion, the Black Sox decided to make a reasonable effort and rebounded in the following two games with 5-4 and 4-1 victories. Cincinnati “dominated” the final outing “with a little help” from their crooked rivals in a 10-5 stomp that started with four runs in the first inning. The Reds had won their first World Championship in their first Fall Classic appearance. Unfortunately, the victory would be bittersweet after the scandal had been confirmed a year later. The Black Sox had been able to camouflague their deception by being selective in their misdeeds. Joe Jackson had batted a Series-leading .375 but acknowledged that he had let up in key situations. Buck Weaver had also performed well at the plate by hitting .324. Chick Gandil had game-deciding hits in two outings and Eddie Cicotte had tossed a one-run game to avoid elimination.

After a lengthy investigation in 1920, the members of Chicago’s tainted team were amazingly acquitted the following year despite their own confessions (which were recanted later). All of the players involved were banned from baseball because of their undeniable link to gamblers. The league offices were constantly denying accusations from the press that professional baseball itself was in on the take and made every effort to assure the fans that the 1919 scandal was an isolated incident. “Regardless of the verdict of juries,” the commissioner said in a statement, “no player that throws a ball game, no player that entertains proposals or promises to throw a game, no player that sits in a conference with a bunch of crooked players and gamblers where the ways and means of throwing games are discussed, and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever again play professional baseball.” To this day participants in the Black Sox conspiracy have been denied entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

1920 Tris Speaker is stopped at 11 consecutive hits by Tom Zachary

1926 US Open Men’s Golf, Scioto CC: Amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the British Open 2 weeks earlier, claims the second of his 4 US Opens, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Joe Turnesa

1929 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning

1934 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, NYC

1934 NL pitcher Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin for MLB All Star game record for consecutive strikeouts; AL still win, 9-7

1936 Phillies Chuck Klein becomes 4th to hit 4 HRs in a game

1938 “Yankee Clipper” completes 1st passenger flight over Atlantic

1951 18th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-3 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit

1953 British Open Men’s Golf, Carnoustie: In his only Open Championship appearance, Ben Hogan prevails by 4 strokes over Dai Rees, Antonio Cerdá, Peter Thomson, Frank Stranahan

1956 23rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-3 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.

1960 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1

1962 32nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 3-1 at D.C. Stadium, Washington

1964 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Tony Lema wins his only major title, 5 strokes clear of runner-up and fellow American Jack Nicklaus

1968 US Major League baseball announces it will split into 2 divisions for 1969

1971 100th British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Birkdale: Lee Trevino wins the first of his consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Lu Liang-Huan of Taiwan

1976 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: American Johnny Miller wins his only Open championship, 6 strokes clear of Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus; Miller’s second and last major title

1990 61st All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 2-0 at Wrigley Field, Chicago

1990 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)

1992 John Ellis becomes CEO of Seattle Mariners

1992 US Major Soccer League folds after 14 seasons

1997 Hideki Irabu makes MLB debut as a NY Yankee, beats Tigers 10-3

1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA: US beats China, 5-4 on penalties; 0-0 a.e.t; US second World Cup

2001 72nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 4-1 at Safeco Field, Seattle

2005 Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC of Michigan: Peter Jacobsen wins his second Champions Tour major title by 1 stroke from Hale Irwin

2007 78th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-4 at AT&T Park, San Francisco

2012 83rd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City

2016 UEFA European Championship, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Eder scores in extra time as Portugal upset France, 1-0

2016 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Scotsman Andy Murray beats Canadian Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 for his 2nd Wimbledon and 3rd Grand Slam title

2018 Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins Italian champions Juventus in a deal worth £99.2m, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time

2021 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: World #1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia wins her second major title; beats Karolína Plíšková of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-3

SPORTS SUNDAY

BOWLINGTIME ETTV
PBA: Elias Cup Finals1:00pmFS1
CYCLINGTIME ETTV
Tour de France8:00amUSA
GOLFTIME ETTV
DP World: Scottish Open10:00amGOLF
DP World: Scottish Open12:00pmCBS
Senior Players Championship12:00pmGOLF
American Century Championship2:30pmNBC
PGA: Barbasol Championship4:00pmGOLF
MLBTIME ETTV
LA Angels at Baltimore12:05pmBally Sports
MASN/2
Washington at Atlanta1:35pmMLBN
Bally Sports
MASN/2
Miami at NY Mets1:40pmMLBN
Bally Sports
SNY
Tampa Bay at Cincinnati1:40pmBally Sports
Cleveland at Kansas City2:10pmBally Sports
Detroit at Chi. White Sox2:10pmBally Sports
NBCS-CHI
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee2:10pmATTSN-PIT
Bally Sports
Philadelphia at St. Louis2:15pmNBCS-PHI
Bally Sports
Minnesota at Texas2:35pmBally Sports
Houston at Oakland4:07pmNBCS-CA
ATTSN-SW
Chi. Cubs at LA Dodgers4:10pmMLBN
MARQ
Sportsnet
Colorado at Arizona4:10pmBally Sports
ATTSN-RM
San Francisco at San Diego4:10pmMLBN
NBCS-BAY
Bally Sports
Toronto at Seattle4:10pmSportsnet
Root Sports
NY Yankees at Boston7:00pmESPN
YES
NESN
MotorsportsTIME ETTV
Formula One: Austrian Grand Prix9:00amESPN
NASCAR Cup: Quaker State 4003:00pmUSA
NBA SUMMER LEAGUETIME ETTV
Indiana vs Sacramento3:00pmESPN
Philadelphia vs Brooklyn3:30pmNBATV
Chicago vs New York5:00pmESPN2
Washington vs Phoenix5:30pmNBATV
Denver vs Cleveland7:00pmESPNU
Golden State vs San Antonio7:30pmNBATV
Minnesota vs Memphis9:00pmESPNU
Charlotte vs LA Lakers9:30pmNBATV
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA Women’s Euro: Belgium vs Iceland12:00pmESPN2
Liga MX: Toluca vs Atlas1:00pmTUDN
UEFA Women’s Euro: France vs Italy3:00pmESPN+
NWSL: Washington Spirit vs Kansas City Current5:00pmParamount+
NWSL: OL Reign vs Portland Thorns6:00pmParamount+
NWSL: Chicago Red Stars vs North Carolina Courage6:00pmParamount+
TennisTIME ETTV
Wimbledon9:00amESPN

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees6124.71834 – 927 – 1528 – 1319 – 610 – 46 – 4L 1
Boston4639.5411522 – 2024 – 1910 – 2012 – 719 – 74 – 6W 1
Tampa Bay4539.53615.525 – 1720 – 2217 – 166 – 912 – 95 – 5L 2
Toronto4541.52316.525 – 1820 – 2316 – 1810 – 915 – 102 – 8L 3
Baltimore4244.48819.524 – 1718 – 2715 – 1911 – 1311 – 87 – 3W 7
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Minnesota4740.54025 – 1822 – 2213 – 1022 – 169 – 94 – 6L 3
Cleveland4141.5003.520 – 1721 – 246 – 1018 – 169 – 83 – 7W 1
Chi White Sox4043.482518 – 2522 – 1814 – 1512 – 167 – 95 – 5W 1
Detroit3648.4299.523 – 2413 – 247 – 1418 – 173 – 107 – 3L 1
Kansas City3152.3731415 – 2616 – 264 – 914 – 199 – 165 – 5L 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston5529.65527 – 1228 – 176 – 816 – 425 – 138 – 2L 1
Seattle4442.5121223 – 2021 – 2211 – 157 – 620 – 169 – 1W 7
Texas3943.4761519 – 2020 – 235 – 1111 – 715 – 184 – 6W 2
LA Angels3848.4421821 – 2317 – 256 – 179 – 517 – 172 – 8L 3
Oakland2957.3372711 – 3018 – 2710 – 169 – 158 – 214 – 6W 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets5332.62428 – 1425 – 1826 – 109 – 413 – 106 – 4W 1
Atlanta5135.5932.529 – 1822 – 1717 – 1117 – 1013 – 117 – 3W 2
Philadelphia4639.541724 – 2122 – 1815 – 198 – 316 – 117 – 3W 3
Miami4043.4821220 – 1720 – 2623 – 163 – 69 – 147 – 3L 1
Washington3057.3452414 – 3116 – 267 – 329 – 89 – 111 – 9L 3
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee4838.55821 – 1827 – 2011 – 1328 – 183 – 55 – 5L 1
St. Louis4542.5173.524 – 1821 – 248 – 1422 – 149 – 52 – 8L 2
Pittsburgh3550.41212.520 – 2315 – 274 – 717 – 2712 – 95 – 5W 1
Chi Cubs3451.40013.517 – 2717 – 243 – 320 – 217 – 175 – 5L 3
Cincinnati3154.36516.517 – 2814 – 265 – 912 – 198 – 215 – 5W 3
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers5529.65529 – 1326 – 1611 – 914 – 521 – 119 – 1W 6
San Diego4937.570723 – 1926 – 1812 – 919 – 1017 – 154 – 6L 1
San Francisco4241.50612.521 – 2021 – 2114 – 138 – 913 – 132 – 8W 1
Arizona3847.44717.522 – 2516 – 2212 – 1010 – 1110 – 224 – 6W 1
Colorado3748.43518.523 – 2114 – 278 – 196 – 417 – 174 – 6L 1

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot