“THE SCOREBOARD”

INDIANA BASEBALL SEMI-STATE FINALS

1A

TECUMSEH 12 SHAKAMAK 3

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 9 SOUTH CENTRAL 4

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: TECUMSEH VS. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (BROADCAST ON INDIANA SRN INTERNET RADIO)

2A

CENTERVILLE 6 LINTON STOCKTON 5

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 6 WAPAHANI 0

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: CENTERVILLE VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (BROADCAST ON INDIANA SRN INTERNET RADIO)

3A

BREBEUF 2 SILVER CREEK 0

ANDREAN 12 NEW CASTLE 1

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: BREBEUF VS. ANDREAN (BROADCAST ON INDIANA SRN INTERNET RADIO)

4A

CATHEDRAL 13 COLUMBUS EAST 7

PENN 4 ZIONSVILLE 2

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: CATHEDRAL VS. PENN (BROADCAST ON INDIANA SRN INTERNET RADIO)

INDIANA SOFTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL | EASTSIDE 2, NORTH POSEY 1 
> EASTSIDE EDGES NORTH POSEY FOR FIRST SOFTBALL CROWN SINCE 1998
> BLAZERS’ SKYELAR KESSLER EARNS MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD
> FINAL RECORDS: EASTSIDE (29-1), NORTH POSEY (24-2)

BOX SCORE: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/girls%20sports/softball/2021-22/2021-22%202A%20Box.pdf

CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL | RONCALLI 16, HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) 0 
> RONCALLI REPEATS AS 4A CHAMP, COMPLETES PERFECT SEASON
> HARRISON’S HANNAH LOVELACE RECEIVES MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD
> FINAL RECORDS: RONCALLI (33-0), HARRISON (28-2)

Box score: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/girls%20sports/softball/2021-22/2021-22%204A%20Box.pdf

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL-ALL-STARS

GIRLS: KENTUCKY ALL-STARS 101 INDIANA ALL-STARS 76

BOYS: INDIANA ALL-STARS 101 KENTUCKY ALL-STARS 81

INDIANA BOYS STATE GOLF FINALS

TUESDAY’S TEE TIMES AND PAIRINGS: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/boys%20sports/boys%20golf/2021-22/2021-22%20Boys%20State%20Tee%20Times.pdf

NHL PLAYOFFS

TAMPA BAY 2 NY RANGERS 1 (LIGHTNING WIN SERIES 4 – 2)

BOX SCORE: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/boxscore.asp?gamecode=2022061120&home=20&vis=13&final=true

NBA PLAYOFFS

• GAME 1: CELTICS 120, WARRIORS 108

• GAME 2: WARRIORS 107, CELTICS 88

• GAME 3: CELTICS 116, WARRIORS 100

• GAME 4: WARRIORS 107, BOSTON 97

• GAME 5: MONDAY, JUNE 13: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC

• GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC

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

SERIES IS TIED, 2-2

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

MIAMI 5 HOUSTON 1

NY YANKEES 8 CHICAGO CUBS 0

LA ANGELS 11 NY METS 6

TEXAS 11 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 9 (10)

MINNESOTA 6 TAMPA BAY 5

OAKLAND 10 CLEVELAND 5

DETROIT 3 TORONTO 1

BALTIMORE 6 KANSAS CITY 4

SEATTLE 7 BOSTON 6

ST. LOUIS 5 CINCINNATI 4

WASHINGTON 8 MILWAUKEE 6

PHILADELPHIA 4 ARIZONA 0

ATLANTA 10 PITTSBURGH 4

SAN DIEGO 2 COLORADO 1 (10)

COLORADO 6 SAN DIEGO 2

SAN FRANCISCO 3 LA DODGERS 2

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS 12 COLUMBUS 7

BOX SCORE: HTTPS://WWW.MILB.COM/GAMEDAY/CLIPPERS-VS-INDIANS/2022/06/11/665946#GAME_STATE=FINAL,LOCK_STATE=FINAL,GAME_TAB=BOX,GAME=665946

SOUTH BEND 4 CEDAR RAPIDS 3

LAKE COUNTY 4 FORT WAYNE 0

WNBA

LAS VEGAS 89 LOS ANGELES 72

USFL

HOUSTON 17 BIRMINGHAM 15

NEW JERSEY 25 MICHIGAN 23

COLLEGE BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS

ARKANSAS 4 NORTH CAROLINA 1

VIRGINIA TECH 14 OKLAHOMA 8

TEXAS 9 E. CAROLINA 8

TENNESSEE 12 NOTRE DAME 4

TEXAS A&M 4 LOUISVILLE 3

OLE MISS 10 SOUTHERN MISS 0

AUBURN 7 OREGON STATE 5

UCONN 13 STANFORD 12

PGA LEADERBOARD (CANADIAN OPEN): http://hosted.stats.com/golf/final.asp?tour=PGA

NASCAR TOYOTA SAVEMART QUALIFYING: http://hosted.stats.com/racing/index.asp?page=grid&series=NASCAR&id=20220612008

INDYCAR SONSIO GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING: http://hosted.stats.com/racing/index.asp?page=grid&series=IRL&id=20220612041

TOP NATIONAL SPORTS NEWS

STAMKOS SCORES TWICE, LIGHTNING BEAT RANGERS 2-1 IN GAME 6

TAMPA, Fla (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning’s bid for a three-peat is alive and well.

With captain Steven Stamkos leading the way, the two-time defending champions beat the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final Saturday night, securing a berth in the Stanley Cup Final for the third straight year.

“It’s going to be tough to get out of the moment and look back and realize what a special group we have here because there’s still some games to be played,” Stamkos said. “You’re still not at the end of our goal, but in saying that this group is pretty amazing and pretty special.”

Stamkos scored two goals and Andrei Vasilevskiy had 20 saves for the Lightning, who won the series 4-2 – winning four straight games after losing the first two on the road – and will face the Colorado Avalanche in the Cup final.

Game 1 is Wednesday night in Denver.

“It’s probably not the greatest word to use, but I’m damn impressed by this group,” coach Jon Cooper said.

“It’s impressive what they’ve done. … I’m just utterly impressed by what they do to win a hockey game,” the coach added. “And the fact that they they have every excuse in the world to not win because nobody would fault them by saying hey, you won one, you won two, and to come back and and go for a third. I’m impressed.”

Stamkos put the Lightning ahead for good in the third period just 21 seconds after New York’s Frank Vatrano scored on the power play with the Lightning captain in the penalty box for holding.

Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat assisted on the winner with 6 1/2 minutes left, with the puck deflecting off Stamkos’ knee into the net after Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin stopped the initial shot.

Stamkos also scored on a wrist shot from the top of the right circle midway through the second period.

“I obviously was a little disappointed in myself for taking the penalty. … It’s easy to say now, but for some reason I wasn’t as rattled as I usually am in those situations,” Stamkos said. “I was just confident in our group that we would find a way, whether it was in regulation or was in overtime. We deserved to win the game. That was the feeling we had from puck drop.”

The Lightning are the first team to make three consecutive appearances in the Cup final since Edmonton did it from 1983-85. They are trying to become the first to win three straight championships since the New York Islanders claimed four in a row from 1980-83.

The Rangers, down 3-2 in a series for the third straight round, were 5-0 in elimination games this postseason before Saturday night.

The only teams to win more elimination games in a single postseason were the 1975 New York Islanders (eight), 2014 Los Angeles Kings (seven) and 2003 Minnesota Wild (six).

“It’s hard right now. But we played well, we battled hard, we had a chance to win all those games,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said. “They found a way to get the big goal at the big time.”

New York dropped three of the first four games before winning three straight elimination games to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opening round. They lost the first two on the road at Carolina before rebounding to oust the Hurricanes in seven games to reach the East final.

It was a different story Saturday night, with the Lightning limiting New York’s scoring opportunities while outshooting the Rangers 31-21.

Vasilevskiy went long stretches without being tested. He faced just seven shots in the opening period, six in the second and eight in the third.

Shesterkin, meanwhile, stopped 29 of 31 shots and made big save after big save to give New York a chance.

“I thought Igor was outstanding. He gave us a chance to win every night. We got outchanced in a lot of the games but he was outstanding. He was our best player all year long and again in this series,” Gallant said.

“Shesterkin was unbelievable. He made some unbelievable saves to keep them in it, but I think I just felt kind of a calming presence because of the group,” Stamkos said. “It was just one of those nights where whether it was the next shift after, whether I scored or someone else scored, it was just a feeling that we were going to get it done.”

NOTES: The Lightning played again without forward Brayden Point, who’s missed 10 games since suffering a lower body injury during Tampa Bay’s Game 7 victory over Toronto in the first round. He was the NHL’s leading goal scorer the previous two postseasons. … Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman exited in the second period after appearing to be elbowed in the head by New York’s Alexis Lafreniere. He returned at the start of the third period.

REED JOINS PGA DEFECTORS TO SAUDI GOLF; 9/11 FAMILIES OBJECT

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) Patrick Reed is the latest former Masters champion to sign up to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series in defiance of the PGA Tour and activists who object to the players promoting the kingdom’s sporting project.

With Pat Perez also confirmed as joining the breakaway on Saturday, 20 players have now defected from the PGA Tour. The latest announcements came during the final round of the inaugural LIV event at Centurion Golf Club outside London, where Charl Schwartzel of South Africa was on course for a victory that would earn him $4.75 million.

The lucrative rewards for joining the series funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund have not been enough to entice any players ranked in the world’s top 10.

Reed, who has won almost $37 million in a decade on the PGA Tour, is ranked 36th. The 31-year-old American’s only major win was the 2018 Masters.

Having appeared at three Ryder Cups, where he has been one of the brashest characters on the American team, Reed’s decision could see him ineligible for selection in the future.

Reed said he would make his debut on the second stop of the LIV Golf series in Portland, Oregon, on June 30-July 2.

The 46-year-old Perez, who is ranked 168th in the world, said he wants to travel less after 21 years on the PGA Tour. He made no mention on the LIV live broadcast about the riches on offer.

Saudi Arabia’s track record of human rights violations has sparked criticism from groups, including Amnesty International, that the country is “sportswashing” its image by investing in signing up sports stars.

For many in the United States, Saudi Arabia will forever be associated with the collapse of the World Trade Towers and the deaths of nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001. All but four of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens, and the Saudi kingdom was the birthplace of Osama bin Laden, the head of al-Qaida and mastermind of the attack.

Terry Strada, the national chairperson of the 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism, has sent a letter to representatives of LIV Golf stars calling on them to reconsider their participation in the series. Her husband, Tom, died when a hijacked plane flew into the World Trade Center.

“Given Saudi Arabia’s role in the death of our loved ones and those injured on 9/11 – your fellow Americans – we are angered that you are so willing to help the Saudis cover up this history in their request for `respectability,'” Strada wrote, accusing the players of betraying U.S. interests.

Strada’s letter was sent to agents for Reed as well as Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Kevin Na.

“When you partner with the Saudis, you become complicit with their whitewash, and help give them the reputational cover they so desperately crave – and are willing to pay handsomely to manufacture,” Strada wrote. “The Saudis do not care about the deep-rooted sportsmanship of golf or its origins as a gentleman’s game built upon core values of mutual respect and personal integrity. They care about using professional golf to whitewash their reputation, and they are paying you to help them do it.”

Victims’ families are trying to hold Saudi Arabia accountable in New York, despite its government’s insistence that any allegation of complicity in the terrorist attacks is “categorically false.”

$4.75M: SCHWARTZEL WINS RICHEST GOLF EVENT AMID SAUDI OUTCRY

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel banked $4.75 million on Saturday by winning the richest tournament in golf history, while the event’s Saudi backers faced renewed backlash after a 9/11 victims’ group called for American players to withdraw from the rebel series.

Schwartzel held on for a one-shot victory at the inaugural LIV Golf event outside London to secure the $4 million prize for the individual victory – along with another $750,000 from his share of the $3 million purse earned by his four-man Stinger team for topping the team rankings.

Schwartzel collected more prize money from winning the three-day, 54-hole event than he had from the last four years combined. Not that it could match the sense of sporting achievement that he felt after his win at Augusta National in 2011.

“Money is one thing but there you’re playing for prestige, history,” he said. “Winning a major will always top anything you do.”

This hefty pay check has come at a cost to Schwartzel’s career status, having resigned his membership of the PGA Tour to play on the unsanctioned series without a waiver.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think we could play for that much money in golf,” Schwartzel, who had not won a PGA or European tour event since 2016, told the crowd.

Pressed in the news conference, he dismissed criticism of the windfall coming from the Saudi sovereign wealth fund.

“Where the money comes from is not something … that I’ve ever looked at playing in my 20 years career,” the South African said. “I think if I start digging everywhere where we played, you could find fault in anything.”

Fellow South African Hennie Du Plessis, who was selected for Stinger by team captain Louis Oosthuizen in the draft, earned $2.875 million by finishing second at Centurion Club, located between Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans.

Schwartzel entered the final day with a three-shot lead and did just enough to hold off Du Plessis despite finishing with a 2-over 72 for a 7-under total of 203.

It is the first of eight events in the first year of LIV Golf, which began against the backdrop of the PGA Tour banning players who signed up. The European tour has yet to comment on any sanctions for players who jumped to the series without its approval.

Twenty players have now defected from the PGA Tour, with Patrick Reed the latest former Masters champion confirmed on Saturday as signing up to LIV Golf as the final round was being completed.

However, the lucrative rewards for joining the Public Investment Fund-backed series have not been enough to entice any players ranked in the world’s top 10.

Reed, who has won almost $37 million in a decade on the PGA Tour, is ranked 36th. The 31-year-old American’s only major win was the 2018 Masters.

Having appeared at three Ryder Cups, where he has been one of the brashest characters on the American team, Reed’s decision could see him ineligible for selection in the future.

Reed said he would make his debut on the second stop of the LIV Golf series in Portland, Oregon, on June 30-July 2.

Pat Perez, the 46-year-old American who is ranked 168th in the world, also joined the breakaway on Saturday, saying he wants to travel less after 21 years on the PGA Tour.

Saudi Arabia’s track record of human rights violations has sparked criticism from groups, including Amnesty International, that the country is “sportswashing” its image by investing in signing up sports stars.

LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, who would not speak to the media at the event, called the series a “force for good” in a speech at the victory ceremony, without addressing criticism of the Saudi project.

LIV Golf plays up the financial largesse. Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of PIF, said on stage that there would be a prize of $54 million for any player who could hit an implausible 54 at a LIV event.

For many in the United States, Saudi Arabia will forever be associated with the collapse of the World Trade Towers and the deaths of nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001. All but four of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi citizens, and the Saudi kingdom was the birthplace of Osama bin Laden, the head of al-Qaida and mastermind of the attack.

Terry Strada, the national chairperson of 9/11 Families United, has sent a letter to representatives of LIV Golf stars calling on them to reconsider their participation in the series. Her husband, Tom, died when a hijacked plane flew into the World Trade Center.

“Given Saudi Arabia’s role in the death of our loved ones and those injured on 9/11 – your fellow Americans – we are angered that you are so willing to help the Saudis cover up this history in their request for `respectability,'” Strada wrote, accusing the players of betraying U.S. interests.

Strada’s letter was sent to agents for Reed as well as Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Kevin Na.

“When you partner with the Saudis, you become complicit with their whitewash, and help give them the reputational cover they so desperately crave – and are willing to pay handsomely to manufacture,” Strada wrote.

“The Saudis do not care about the deep-rooted sportsmanship of golf or its origins as a gentleman’s game built upon core values of mutual respect and personal integrity. They care about using professional golf to whitewash their reputation, and they are paying you to help them do it.”

Victims’ families are trying to hold Saudi Arabia accountable in New York, despite its government’s insistence that any allegation of complicity in the terrorist attacks is “categorically false.”

EDMAN WALKOFF HOMER LIFTS CARDS OVER REDS, GOLDY STREAK ENDS

ST. LOUIS (AP) Tommy Edman hit a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning for the first walkoff RBI of his major league career, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over Cincinnati 5-4 on Saturday in yet another Reds bullpen collapse.

“Off the bat, I honestly didn’t think it was going to get out,” Edman said. “I was a little surprised when I saw it bounce in the bullpen, but obviously super-excited when I saw it finally get over the wall.”

Paul Goldschmidt’s streak of reaching base ended at 46 games with an 0-for-4 day for the NL Central-leading Cardinals.

St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina made their 316th start together, tying the Boston and Milwaukee Braves’ Warren Spahn and Del Crandall for second-most behind the 324 of Detroit’s Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan.

Wainwright, 40, was matched up against Cincinnati’s 22-year-old Hunter Greene.

Cincinnati led 4-1 in the eighth inning but blew a save for the seventh time in 17 chances, and the Cardinals won despite getting outhit 12-7.

“Guys competed so well, put us in a great position to win the game,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Really, our bullpen did a nice job to get us into that situation. I know it doesn’t always come down to one play, but certainly you feel responsible when you have a decision like that to make.”

Tyler O’Neill, who had three RBIs, hit a two-run double off Hunter Strickland that pulled St. Louis to 4-3 in the eighth.

Joel Kuhnel (0-1), a 27-year-old rookie right-hander, walked Dylan Carlson leading off the ninth but got Molina to ground into a double play.

Juan Yepez singled and Edman reached down for a slider at the knees, driving the ball to right-center for his sixth home run and giving the Cardinals their third walkoff win this season.

“I really enjoyed it,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “He took a good swing right there. We did have some opportunities, came up short a couple times, but kept taking our shot. It’s part of the game. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t. Heck of a swing by Tommy.”

St. Louis (34-26) won the first two games of the three-game series and sent the NL-worst Reds (20-39) to their fourth straight loss and seventh defeat in nine games. The Cardinals have won 14 of their last 22.

Nick Wittgren (1-0) pitched a one-hit ninth for his first win with St. Louis.

Wainwright allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings.

Greene gave up one run, two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts before being pulled after allowing the first two batters to reach base in the sixth. He topped 100 mph with five pitches and averaged 98.7 mph with his fastball.

“He’s doing a nice job of adapting as the start goes and adjusting to the hitters as they adjust to him,” Bell said. “We’ve seen that really most of the season now. It continues to be impressive.”

Tommy Pham put the Reds ahead with a two-run double in the third off Wainwright, his former teammate, and scored on Kyle Farmer’s single for a 3-0 lead.

O’Neill hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth and Alejo Lopez, who had replaced an injured Colin Moran, hit an RBI single off Drew VerHagen in the eighth for a 4-1 lead.

BENCHED

Cardinals CF Harrison Bader was removed after six innings for what Marmol said was lack of hustle.

“I had a great conversation with him. He respected it,” Marmol said. “There’s expectations when it comes to effort. It wasn’t met today. He’ll be back in tomorrow.”

Marmol did not specify any play.

“We’ll handle it internally but he understood it, he respected it, and he’ll be back in there tomorrow,” the manager said.

MOVES

Cincinnati claimed OF Stuart Fairchild off waivers from San Francisco and optioned him to Triple-A Louisville. RHP James Marinan was designated for assignment.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: Moran left in the bottom of the seventh after getting tangled with Dylan Carlson on a tag at first. Moran veered into Carlson’s path trying to field an errant throw from second baseman Matt Reynolds. “Just kind of a blow to the back, more of almost a whiplash type of action,” Bell said. “He’s okay. He’s going to be fine but obviously we’ll keep a close eye on it.”

Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz (left shoulder impingement) threw long toss in the outfield prior to the game. “He’s still feeling a little bit of that discomfort in the impingement,” Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said. “Until you get past that hurdle, you’re not really cleared to take that next step forward. I know he’s going to be reassessed by our medical staff and, hopefully, he’s able to resolve that.”

UP NEXT

RHP Dakota Hudson (4-2, 2.76 ERA) is 6-0 against Cincinnati going into Sunday’s start, joining David Weathers (8-0) as the only pitchers since 1901 with at least six decisions against the Reds and a perfect winning percentage. RHP Graham Ashcraft (3-0, 1.14 ERA) will be making his fifth career start in Sunday’s series finale.

JUDGE HITS 2 OF YANKS’ 6 HRS IN ROUT OF CUBS, 10TH WIN IN 11

NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge hit two of the Yankees’ six solo homers off rookie Matt Swarmer, and New York routed the Chicago Cubs 8-0 on Saturday night for its 10th win in 11 games.

Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres, Jose Trevino and former Cub Anthony Rizzo also went deep against the 28-year-old right-hander as the Yankees hit their most homers since Sept. 17, 2020, against Toronto. Swarmer became the first Cubs pitcher in 138 years to allow six homers.

Batting leadoff for the fourth time this year, Judge hit his second career leadoff homer, sending a 1-0 fastball from Swarmer (1-1) into the left field seats. Judge added his major league-leading 24th, one of three home runs in the fifth.

“It’s fun, I don’t mind leading off,” Judge said. “It doesn’t matter if I’m leading off or hitting second.”

Judge had his 21st multihomer game and leads the majors with five this season. He joined Babe Ruth (1928) as the second Yankee to get five multihomer games within the Yankees’ first 59 games. He also joined Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle as the third Yankee to hit at least 24 homers within the first 59 games

Stanton hit a 436-foot drive off the facing of the left-field second deck in the fourth for his 360th homer – one shy of Joe DiMaggio. Stanton’s 119.8 mph drive was the hardest-hit home run in the major league this season. Of 42 homers hit 119 mph or higher since Statcast began tracking in 2015, Stanton has 31.

“It’s quite a sight,” Judge said of Stanton. “You try to soak it all in the moment because when he hits one like that you don’t see that every day.”

Stanton’s drive was the hardest hit in the majors since he had a 120.3 mph single Sept. 16 in Baltimore.

“You hit the ball on the barrel, I feel like when anyone squares the balls up, it’s a cool little euphoric feeling,” Stanton said.

New York leads the majors with 94 home runs and is 23-1 when Judge and Stanton both homer, including 7-0 this year. The Yankees are a major league-best 43-16.

Jordan Montgomery (2-1) allowed five hits in seven innings, struck out five, walked none and got 12 outs via ground balls.

“It was going to be a struggle if we didn’t get a lot of length from him,” Boone said. “That was just what the doctor ordered.

Ron Marinaccio and Lucas Luetge pitched a hitless inning each, and the Yankees tied the Mets for the big league lead with their ninth shutout – the Yankees’ most at this point of the season since 1967.

Chicago lost its fifth straight, matching its longest skid this season, and at 23-35 dropped a season-worst 12 games under .500. Schwarmer allowed six runs and seven hits in five innings in his third career start, his ERA rising from 1.50 to 4.24.

“The Yankees have some powerful swings, some big strong guys,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “They have the potential to put up some numbers with one swing.”

The six homers allowed were the most off a Cubs pitcher since Tom Lee on June 28, 1884. Schwarmer became the second big league pitcher to give up six solo homers after the Brooklyn Dodgers’ Hollis “Sloppy” Thurston at the New York Giants on Aug. 13, 1932.

“I was getting behind hitters sometimes and leaving the ball up in the zone,” Swarmer said.

The Cubs have gone hitless in 40 at-bats with runners in scoring position since Patrick Wisdom’s RBI double in the eighth inning Sunday against St. Louis.

Torres followed Stanton’s drive by homering for the second straight night and with 12 this season matched his total for 2020 and 21 combined. Seven of his homers have been to right field.

Trevino raised his average to .309 with three hits and tied his career best with five home runs in 102 plate appearances, a total he reached in 302 with Texas last year.

After Stanton and Torres went back-to-back, Trevino hit a drive off the left field foul pole in the sixth. Judge homered into the left-center field seats two batters later. Rizzo made it 6-0 when he homered into the right field seats and flipped his bat before completing his trot around the bases.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa had an RBI single and Judge added a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

STREAK ENDS

Morel went 0 for 4 and saw his on-base streak to start his career end at 22 games. It was the longest by a Cubs rookie and the longest by a first-year player since Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli opened his career by reaching in 24 straight for Tampa Bay in 2003.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: Placed LHP Wade Miley on the 15-day IL with a left shoulder strain. Miley was activated Friday but lasted three innings before exiting. Seiya Suzuki remained on the IL with a sprained left ring finger. He took batting practice and could be activated Sunday. . 2B Nick Madrigal (groin tightness) was held out of the starting lineup. . RHP Michael Rucker was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to replace Miley.

Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) threw a bullpen session that Boone said went well.

UP NEXT:

RHP Keegan Thompson (6-1, 3.17 ERA), coming off his first loss this year, starts Sunday night for the Cubs against Yankees RHP Jameson Taillon (6-1, 2.73).

ALBIES SLAM LEADS BRAVES TO 10TH IN ROW, 10-4 OVER PIRATES

ATLANTA (AP) Dansby Swanson blooped a three-run single, Ozzie Albies added a grand slam in an eight-run seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 Saturday for their 10th consecutive win.

Ronald Acuna Jr. and Austin Riley also homered for the defending World Series champions, on their longest winning streak 14 in a row from July 26 to Aug. 9, 2013. The Braves were 10 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading New York Mets before play on June 2 and closed within 6 1/2 games by Saturday morning.

Pittsburgh has lost a season-worst five straight.

Atlanta trailed 4-2 before the Braves batted around in the seventh against Duane Underwood Jr. (0-2) and Chris Stratton. Marcell Ozuna doubled, advanced on Adam Duvall’s forceout and scored on Michael Harris II’s single before Swanson’s opposite-field single to right, which charged up the sellout crowd of 41,219 at Truist Park.

Albies’ fifth career slam put the Braves ahead 10-4.

Jesse Chavez (1-1) allowed one hit in two scoreless innings.

Pittsburgh starter Zach Thompson, who has a 2.34 ERA over his prior seven starts, held the Braves to one hit and one walk after surrendering a pair of solo homers in the first. Thompson was charged with three hits and two runs in five innings.

After the Pirates jumped to a 2-0 lead on homers by Bryan Reynolds and Daniel Vogelbach in the first, the Braves tied it when Acuna and Riley went deep in the bottom half. Acuna hit his 25th career leadoff homer.

Pittsburgh built a 4-2 lead on RBI doubles in the fifth by Reynolds and Ke’Bryan Hayes.

Braves starter Charlie Morton struggled in the first inning again, his 10.50 ERA worst among qualified starters. He’s allowed 15 hits, four homers and eight walks in the first inning of 12 starts.

The 38-year-old Morton, who entered with a 6.86 ERA over his last four starts, registered a season-high 12 strikeouts but surrendered five hits and four runs in six innings. The double-digit strikeout game was the 20th of his career and third of the season.

The Pirates have struck out at least 10 times in five straight games.

FIRST TIME

Morton faced Pittsburgh, the team he pitched for from 2009-15, for the first time in 303 career starts. The last Braves pitcher to face an opponent in the regular season for the first time this late in his career was John Smoltz against Cleveland in 2007. It was Smoltz’s 443rd game.

NICE GLOVES

Pirates LF Jack Suwinski made a tough catch when he raced toward shallow left and dove forward to rob Ozzie Albies of a hit in the first. … Pittsburgh 2B Tucupita Marcano’s over-the-shoulder catch in shallow center kept Adam Duvall from reaching in the second. … Riley jumped to snare Cal Mitchell’s liner on a difficult play in the eighth.

UP NEXT

RHP Kyle Wright (6-3, 2.39 ERA) pitches for Atlanta and LHP Jose Quintana (1-3, 3.19) goes for the Pirates as the teams wrap up a four-game series. Wright, who will face the Pirates for the first time in his career, has a 1.69 ERA over his last five starts. Quintana is 2-1 with an 8.68 ERA in four career starts against Atlanta.

9 STRAIGHT! PHILS MATCH BEST WIN RUN IN 11 YEARS, TOP DBACKS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Zack Wheeler struck out eight over six sharp innings, Bryson Stott hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies won their ninth straight game, matching their longest streak in 11 years with a 4-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.

The Phillies have won nine straight for the first time July 29-Aug. 6, 2011, also the last season they reached the playoffs.

Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson improved to 8-0 since he took over for the fired Joe Girardi. He’s the first manager to win his first eight games since Joe Morgan did it for the Red Sox in 1988. He’s the first Phillies manager to start his career 8-0 since Pat Moran did the same in 1915.

Hey, the Phillies won the pennant in 1915.

A mere 107 years later, the Phillies (30-29) are happy for now they could climb over .500 for the first time since they were 3-2 on April 12.

The Phillies will try on Sunday for 10 straight wins for the first time since 1984.

With all these streaks in play, it’s no wonder the Phillie Phanatic stripped off his jersey and crashed the field in nothing more than his sneakers to the delight of the crowd.

Wheeler (5-3) won his first start since a brief stop on the paternity list following the birth of his second child, and first daughter. Wheeler, the 2021 NL Cy Young Award runner-up, lost his first three starts of the season and has been sensational since the end of April. He was 4-0 with 1.61 ERA and 56 strikeouts over his last seven starts to help inch the Phillies toward wild-card contention.

Against Arizona, Wheeler tossed two-hit ball, walked none and lowered his ERA to 2.84 (5.79 through his first four starts) before yielding to the bullpen.

Andrew Bellatti relieved a roughed-up Jeurys Familla with two outs and the bases loaded in the seventh and retired Ketel Marte on a flyball. Brad Hand and Christopher Sanchez each worked a scoreless inning of relief.

Much like they’ve done of late in their winning streak, the Phillies scored early and jumped on Madison Bumgarner (2-6) with three runs in the first two innings.

Nick Castellanos had a run-scoring single in the first. The lefty-swinging Stott, who won Sunday’s game with a three-run homer in the ninth, hit a two-out, two-strike, two-run homer off the lefty Bumgarner in the second inning.

No prayers needed.

Castellanos added a check-swing RBI double in the eighth.

The Phillies opened with two wins in a 13-game stretch against teams with losing records.

Bumgarner, oddly, was one more reminder of the Phillies’ run of five straight playoff seasons that included the 2008 World Series championship. He’s one of only six active pitchers to have pitched a postseason game at Citizens Bank Park.

More streaks like this one, and the Phillies could stick this season’s staff on that list.

WHAT’S ON SECOND

The Phillies played outfielder Matt Vierling at second base for the first time in his professional career. Didi Gregorius is being eased back from injury and Nick Maton is hurt, so Vierling got the nod. He had to borrow an infielder’s mitt from Stott.

“I get to go out there and I get to be athletic, so it’s pretty cool,” he said.

He was flawless in his chances that included the final assist of the game.

DESIGNATED FOR ASSIGNMENT

Bryce Harper has been sensational as the Phillies’ designated hitter since he suffered a small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament of his throwing elbow. He last played the field at Miami on April 16. The Phillies had said Harper should be cleared to return to right field by August. Thomson said he does not plan to keep Harper at DH.

“It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world but we certainly like his defense when he’s out in right field,” Thomson said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Arizona reinstated C Carson Kelly from the 10-day injured list (strained left oblique) and optioned OF Cooper Hummel to Triple-A Reno.

UP NEXT

The Diamondbacks did not announce a starter in the series finale against Phillies LHP Ranger Suarez (4-3, 4.42 ERA).

WALSH HITS FOR CYCLE, TROUT HITS 2 HRS AS ANGELS ROUT METS

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Jared Walsh had the ninth cycle in franchise history, Mike Trout returned to the lineup and had his 23rd career multi-home run game and the Los Angeles Angels rolled to an 11-6 victory over the New York Mets on Saturday night.

Walsh went 4 for 5 and drove in three runs. He completed the Halos’ first cycle since Shohei Ohtani in 2019 with a two-run triple in the eighth inning after Mets center fielder Khalil Lee failed to make a diving catch.

Walsh, who also made a pair of diving stops to prevent Mets hits in the early innings, had a single in the third inning, a double in the fifth and a solo shot in the seventh.

It is the third cycle in the majors this season. Coincidentally, the last one was by the Mets’ Eduardo Escobar on Monday in San Diego.

Trout, who missed three games due to right groin tightness, helped power a five-homer onslaught for the Angels. It is the second time they have gone deep five times this season.

Ohtani and Andrew Velazquez also homered. That was enough for Michael Lorenzen (6-3), who allowed one run in 6 1/3 innings as the Angels won for the second time in three games after a franchise-record, 14-game losing streak.

It is the third time this year and 17th since 2018 that Trout and Ohtani have homered in the same game.

Mets starter Carlos Carrasco (7-2) lost for the first time since April 27. The right-hander allowed five runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts.

Pete Alonso had a solo shot in the eighth and Lee had a three-run drive for his first homer in the majors in the ninth for the Mets, who have gone 4-5 on their California road trip.

Trout had three hits and three RBIs. He is 6 for 8 with three home runs after having a career-worst, 0-for-26 drought.

Trout extended the Angels’ lead to 3-0 in the third inning when he drove a changeup from Carrasco over the wall in left-center. He then connected for a two-run shot into the rockpile in center field to extend the Halos’ advantage to eight runs.

Ohtani also went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs to extend his hitting streak to eight games. The reigning AL MVP put the Angels on the board in the first inning with an RBI double before a two-run blast to right-center in the fifth inning made it 5-0.

Lorenzen, who allowed five runs in the first inning in his last start a week ago in Philadelphia, struck out four and pitched out of jams in the first and fourth innings. The Mets got their first two aboard in the first, but Francisco Lindor ground into a double play and Alonso flied out.

In the fifth, New York had runners at the corners with none out, but Lorenzen retired the next three, including two strikeouts.

The Mets came into the game leading the majors with a .295 average with runners in scoring position, but were 2 for 12 and stranded eight runners.

Velazquez’s solo shot in the sixth marked the second time in the past three games he has homered.

WEB GEM

On Walsh’s third-inning single, Mets right fielder Jeff McNeil quickly fielded it and threw home to get Ohtani out at the plate to end the inning. Catcher Tomas Nido made the tag in plenty of time.

WINNING IN STYLE

It was the Angels’ first game in their Nike MLB City Connect jersey. The alternate uniform blends the franchise’s red motif with nods to retro Southern California’s beach and surf style.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: CF Starling Marte (quad tightness) did some drills before batting practice, but missed his third straight game. … RHP Colin Holderman was placed on the Injured List, retroactive to Wednesday, with right shoulder impingement. RHP Jake Reed was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

Angels: INF Luis Rengifo came off the paternity list. He struggled in his first game back with two errors.

UP NEXT

Mets: RHP Taijuan Walker (3-2, 3.28 ERA) is 2-0 with 0.56 ERA in a pair of starts against the Angels at The Big A.

Angels: LHP Patrick Sandoval (3-1, 2.81 ERA) has allowed three or fewer runs in all but one of his nine starts.

DODGERS’ KERSHAW LOSES TO GIANTS IN RETURN FROM MONTH OUT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Clayton Kershaw gave up a go-ahead home run to Thairo Estrada in a two-run second inning as the three-time Cy Young Award winner returned from the injured list, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Saturday.

Los Angeles outhit the Giants 13-5 but stranded 14 runners and went 2 for 10 with runners in scoring position. The Dodgers have lost eight of their last 12 games.

“The story of the game was we weren’t good at all with runners in scoring position,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “And it wasn’t needing to get a base hit with two outs. It was situationally today, all day. We just didn’t finish innings.”

Kershaw (4-1) had been sidelined by an inflamed joint in his back since a May 7 win at the Chicago Cubs. He returned on the same day Dodgers ace Walker Buehler went on the injured list with a right flexor strain.

Los Angeles said Buehler will not throw for six-to-eight weeks, a timetable that means he won’t pitch on a major league mound until late August or September, at the earliest.

Estrada drove a 1-2 slider over the wall in left for his fourth homer and Luis Gonzalez added a 2-out RBI single in a 31-pitch second inning.

Kershaw threw 43 of 71 pitches for strikes, allowing three hits and two walks in four innings with four strikeouts.

Cody Bellinger hit an RBI double in the eighth off Jarlin Garcia, and Camilo Doval escaped a bases-loaded jam when he struck out Gavin Lux on a 2-2 slider and Mookie Betts on a full-count slider after falling behind on a 3-0 count.

Craig Kimbrel allowed a run to score on his second pitch of the bottom half, an inning that included a pair of walks, as the Giants took a 3-1 lead. Kimbrel threw just seven of 18 pitches for strikes.

Freddie Freeman homered in the ninth off Jose Alvarez, Freeman’s fifth this season.

Los Angeles threatened with singles by Trea Turner and Will Smith before Bellinger grounded out, giving Alvarez his first save since April 14, 2019, for Philadelphia at Miami.

Garcia had gotten out of bases-loaded trouble in the seventh, striking out Freeman and getting Turner to ground into a double play. Garcia said taking the first two of this three-game series against the Dodgers, heavy favorites to win the National League West, is important.

“I think it’s the right moment to show them that we also have talent, that we’re able to compete,” Garcia said through an interpreter. “Coming out with two wins right now, I think it’s just the perfect message.”

Giants starter Sam Long allowed three hits in three scoreless innings.

SHOWING PRIDE

The Giants and Dodgers wore logos on their hats to commemorate Pride Day at Oracle Park.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (left shoulder discomfort) is on track for a final rehab appearance Tuesday with Double-A Tulsa. If that goes well, he’s tentatively scheduled to return to the big league club and start June 19th against Cleveland.

Giants: RHP Jakob Junis (left hamstring strain) was placed on the 15-day IL and OF Heliot Ramos was recalled. Ramos started in right field and hit third. . 3B Evan Longoria (left hamstring tightness) took batting practice but did not play. . 1B Brandon Belt (right knee inflammation) did defensive drills before the game, and his return could come as early as Sunday.

UP NEXT

Dodgers LHP Julio Urias (3-5, 2.78), originally scheduled to pitch Saturday, takes the ball in Sunday’s series finale against LHP Carlos Rodon (4-4, 3.51).

SON OF FORMER LA DODGER STEVE SAX AMONG 5 MARINES KILLED

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former Los Angeles Dodgers player Steve Sax has issued a statement saying that his 33-year-old son who had always dreamed of being a pilot was among five U.S. Marines killed during a training flight crash earlier this week in the California desert.

Capt. John J. Sax was among the aircrew of an Osprey tiltrotor aircraft that went down during training in a remote area in Imperial County, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) east of San Diego and about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Yuma, Arizona.

“It is with complete devastation that I announce that my precious son, Johnny was one of the five US Marines that perished on Wednesday, June 8, in the Osprey Military crash near San Diego,” Steve Sax said in a statement published Saturday by CBSLA-TV.

“For those of you that knew Johnny, you saw his huge smile, bright light, his love for his family, the Marines, the joy of flying airplanes and defending our country! He was my hero and the best man I know, there was no better person to defend our country.”

The former Dodger said his son had wanted to be a pilot since he was young and would talk about the types of planes that were flying overhead while playing in the outfield in Little League baseball.

“There was never any doubt from a young age that Johnny would be a pilot and his passion was to fly!” the statement said. “This loss will change my life forever and is a loss to not only the Marines but this world!”

Steve Sax played in the Major Leagues from 1981 to 1994, winning two world championships during his seven years as a second-baseman with the Dodgers. Fans, Major League Baseball and the team offered condolences on social media.

“The Los Angeles Dodgers are saddened to hear about the passing of Steve Sax’s son, John, and the five Marines who lost their lives in this week’s tragic helicopter accident. Our thoughts and condolences go out to their families and friends,” the Dodgers said in a tweet Saturday.

John J. Sax is survived by his wife, Amber, who is pregnant with their second child, and their 20-month-old daughter, said Dodgers spokesperson Steve Brener.

Sax, of Placer, California, was one of two pilots killed in the crash, along with Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, of Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Also killed were three tiltrotor crew chiefs: Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21, of Winnebago, Illinois; Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, of Johnson, Wyoming; and Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia, New Mexico.

The Marines were based at Camp Pendleton and assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 364 of Marine Aircraft Group 39, part of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing headquartered at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego.

The Osprey, a hybrid airplane and helicopter, flew in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but has been criticized by some as unsafe. It is designed to take off like a helicopter, rotate its propellers to a horizontal position and cruise like an airplane.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

KYLE LARSON TO START ON POLE FOR 5TH STRAIGHT YEAR AT SONOMA

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Kyle Larson can’t be beaten lately in qualifying at Sonoma Raceway, and he hopes his recent superiority leads to a similar stretch of dominance in the race.

Larson will start on the pole for the fifth straight time in the NASCAR Cup Series race at his home track after edging Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott on Saturday in qualifying on the hilly road course in wine country.

Larson, who turned a lap at 92.11 mph in his Chevrolet, has won four consecutive poles for the race at Sonoma since 2017. There was no race in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and NASCAR didn’t hold qualifying in 2021, but the Sacramento-area native still started up front alongside Elliott through the alternative formula used last year.

Larson capitalized last year by winning the race in overtime. The defending Cup Series champion even surprised himself this year with his surge to the front of the field on the difficult course that challenges drivers to quickly figure out its twists and quirks.

“I feel like I could have run quite a bit faster,” Larson said. “On my good lap, I made a pretty big mistake in Turn 4. I was surprised I ran the lap that I did, because it was such a big mistake.”

Elliott was a fraction of a second behind Larson, and Chris Buescher qualified an impressive third after missing last week’s race at Gateway because of a positive COVID-19 test. Michael McDowell finished fourth ahead of Tyler Reddick, while Cole Custer came home sixth.

The leaders were no surprise, given the circuit and circumstances: Larson won on three road courses last season, while Elliott has collected seven of his 14 career victories on road courses.

The Sonoma course has returned to the 1.99-mile Chute layout after racing with the longer Carousel turn in the previous two editions of the Cup Series race.

While certain drivers expressed clear preferences for both setups during the day, Larson said he didn’t particularly care which layout was used, feeling confident on both.

ROSSI FASTEST AT ROAD AMERICA TO EARN FIRST POLE SINCE 2019

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Alexander Rossi won his first pole in three years and will now try to snap a losing streak that dates nearly as long.

Rossi will start from the pole Sunday at Road America, site of his last IndyCar Series victory 44 races ago on June 23, 2019.

“It’s pretty crazy to just think it’s been so long,” Rossi said.

Rossi turned a lap in Saturday qualifying of 1 minute, 44.8656 seconds on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile permanent road course considered one of the best in the world. His lap put the Andretti Autosport driver on pole for the first time since Belle Isle in 2019, three weeks before his last win.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been in this position,” Rossi said. “It’s amazing. It’s cool. We’ll enjoy it, but we’ve got a job to do.”

The American became the eighth different pole winner through eight qualifying sessions, the most parity since 1961 for IndyCar. There were nine different pole winners that season.

Josef Newgarden of Team Penske qualified second and was followed by Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Alex Palou, the reigning series champion, and Marcus Ericsson, the Indianapolis 500 winner.

Colton Herta of Andretti qualified fifth but will start 11th instead because he received a six-position penalty for making an unapproved engine change before the Indianapolis 500. Pato O’Ward of Arrow McLaren SP moves into the fifth spot and Romain Grosjean of Andretti will start sixth.

IndyCar points leader Will Power, who cycled back to the top following his win last weekend in Detroit, failed to advance out of the first group and qualified 15th. IndyCar has never had a winner come from farther back than 13th, done by Alex Tagliani in 2004.

Simona de Silvestro, making her first start of the season, qualified 27th and last in the field as she adapts to her first IndyCar road course race since 2015. She and Tatiana Calderon give IndyCar a pair of women in the same race for the first time since the 2013 season finale.

Rossi, meanwhile, has been a roll the last three weeks.

He finished fifth in the Indianapolis 500 and was runner-up to Power last week in Detroit. He also confirmed last week he’s leaving Andretti Autosport at the end of his seventh season to drive for McLaren next year.

“I don’t think there’s any revelation. We’re not doing anything different,” Rossi said. “Mistakes are minimized, chaotic events, minus a clutch blowing up this morning, have been relatively under control.”

MO DONEGAL FINISHES 1ST AT BELMONT, ANOTHER PLETCHER WIN

NEW YORK (AP) Triple Crown veteran Todd Pletcher had simple advice Saturday for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. before the Belmont Stakes.

“Be patient,” Pletcher said. “I think you have the best last quarter of any horse in the race.”

Sometimes, less is Mo.

Mo Donegal pulled away down the home stretch and held off filly Nest to win the Belmont Stakes, giving Pletcher a 1-2 finish and his sixth Triple Crown victory, including four at this track on the outskirts of New York City.

“To be honest with you, we were a little confident going into the race today,” Donegal Racing CEO and co-owner Jerry Crawford said. “When he turned for home, I was like, forget about it. I know Todd thought he could get a strong last quarter mile, and he surely did.”

Rich Strike, a stunning Kentucky Derby winner at 80-to-1 odds, was sixth.

Mo Donegal rounded the 1 1/2-mile distance in 2 minutes, 28.28 seconds, three lengths ahead of Nest – ridden by Ortiz’s brother, Jose. Pletcher, who lives on Long Island, adds another Belmont title following wins with Rags to Riches in 2007, Palace Malice in 2013 and Tapwrit in 2017.

Mo Donegal beat an eight-horse field without a clear favorite. We the People, a monster in the mud, opened at 2 to 1 amid a rainy forecast but reached 7 to 2 by race time as showers held off.

Mo Donegal entered the gate the betting favorite at 5 to 2. We the People led for much of the race, but Mo Donegal and Ortiz took charge coming out of the final turn.

The 3-year-old colt paid $7.20, $3.80 and $3. Nest – who nearly became Pletcher’s second filly to win Belmont after Rags to Riches – paid $5.30 and $4.10. Skippylongstocking was third and returned $5.60 to show. We the People finished fourth.

Rich Striker owner Rick Dawson and trainer Eric Reed held the Kentucky Derby winner out of the Preakness with an eye on Belmont, the first healthy horse to skip Pimlico after winning the Triple Crown’s first even since 1985.

Reed said the team encouraged jockey Sonny Leon to try pushing Rich Strike from the outside, but the horse kept trying to get back inside – where he made a late charge past 19 horse to win at Churchill Downs. Rich Strike spent much of the race in last place and couldn’t recover.

“I think we just made a tactical error,” Reed said.

Just like Rich Strike, Mo Donegal was at the back of the pack at the Derby, but the colt didn’t have enough kick at Churchill Downs. He found it Saturday, winning the 154th running of the $1.5 million race.

Mo Donegal made a winner out of co-owner Mike Repole, a local entrepreneur known around the track as “Mike from Queens.” Repole also co-owns Nest.

“This is New York’s biggest race and to win it here, with my family and friends and 70 people here, this will be a big winner’s circle,” he said.

It’s the fourth straight year the Triple Crown contests were won by three different horses, a first for the sport since 1926-29.

The race marked a return to form for Belmont itself after the 2020 Stakes were closed to the public due to the pandemic and the 2021 event was limited to 11,238 spectators by virus restrictions.

Capacity was capped again, this time at 50,000, because of congestion concerns stemming from the newly built arena next door for the NHL’s New York Islanders. Still, fans crammed into cars on the Long Island Rail Road and breathed life into the 117-year-old track with floral headwear, pastel suits and the unmistakable musk of booze and cigars.

The reported attendance of 46,103 fell far short of the grounds record 120,139 set in 2004. Not much of a surprise, given the shaky weather forecast and the lack of a Triple Crown contender.

The field was sparse, too. No horse ran all three Triple Crown legs this year, heightening concern that three races in five weeks may be too tight a schedule to keep the horses healthy.

Preakness winner Early Voting was sidelined, likely to prepare for the $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 27. Epicenter, the runner-up at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, also skipped.

In the $500,000 Acorn for 3-year-old fillies, Matareya romped to a 6 1/4-length victory. Favorite Echo Zulu scratched at the post on the advice of the track veterinarian.

Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Flavien Prat, Matareya ($2.60) ran the mile in 1:35.77, winning for the fifth time in eight career starts.

Heavily favored Flightline got off a step slow, overcame an early traffic issue and cruised to a six-length victory in the $1 million Hill `N’ Dale Metropolitan Mile.

The victory kept the 4-year-old Tapit colt undefeated in four career starts. This was the first one he did not win by double-digit lengths. Flightline ($2.90) was also ridden by Prat and trained by John Sadler.

US JUDGE DISMISSES CRISTIANO RONALDO RAPE LAWSUIT IN VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (AP) A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a U.S. court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.

U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey in Las Vegas kicked the case out of court on Friday to punish the woman’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, for “bad-faith conduct” and the use of leaked and stolen documents detailing attorney-client discussions between Ronaldo and his lawyers. Dorsey said that tainted the case beyond redemption.

Dorsey said in her 42-page order that dismissing a case outright with no option to file it again is a severe sanction, but said Ronaldo had been harmed by Stovall’s conduct.

“I find that the procurement and continued use of these documents was bad faith, and simply disqualifying Stovall will not cure the prejudice to Ronaldo because the misappropriated documents and their confidential contents have been woven into the very fabric of (plaintiff Kathryn) Mayorga’s claims,” the ruling said. “Harsh sanctions are merited.”

Stovall did not immediately respond Saturday to telephone and email messages. Text messages to associate Larissa Drohobyczer were not answered. They could appeal the decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

In a statement referring to Mayorga only as “plaintiff,” Ronaldo’s attorney in Las Vegas, Peter Christiansen, said Cristiano’s legal team welcomed the decision.

“We have maintained the action was brought in bad faith,” the statement said. “The outright dismissal of plaintiff’s case should give all who follow this matter renewed confidence in the judicial process in this country while dissuading those who seek to undermine it.”

The Associated Press generally does not name people who say they are victims of sexual assault, but Mayorga gave consent through Stovall and Drohobyczer to make her name public.

Dorsey had signaled earlier this year that she was ready to end the case after Stovall failed to meet a procedural deadline in his bid for more than $25 million in damages based on allegations that Ronaldo or his associates violated a 2010 confidentiality agreement by letting reports about it appear in European publications in 2017.

Mayorga’s civil lawsuit – filed in 2018 in state court and moved in 2019 to federal court – alleged that Ronaldo or his associates violated the confidentiality agreement before the German news outlet Der Spiegel published an article titled “Cristiano Ronaldo’s Secret” based on documents obtained from “whistleblower portal Football Leaks.”

Ronaldo’s legal team blamed the reports on electronic data leaks of documents hacked from law firms and other entities in Europe and put up for sale. Christiansen alleged also that information was altered or fabricated.

Christiansen and attorney Kendelee Works in Las Vegas successfully fought since the case emerged in 2018 to prevent the pact from disclosure.

Mayorga is a former model and teacher who lives in the Las Vegas area. Her lawsuit said she met Ronaldo at a nightclub and went with him and other people to his hotel suite, where she alleged he assaulted her in a bedroom. She was 25 at the time. He was 24.

Ronaldo’s legal team does not dispute Ronaldo met Mayorga and they had sex in June 2009, but maintained it was consensual and not rape.

Mayorga went to Las Vegas police at the time, but the investigation was dropped because Mayorga neither identified her alleged attacker by name nor said where the incident took place, police and prosecutors said.

Ronaldo, now 37, is one of the most highly paid and recognizable sports stars in the world. He plays for the English Premier League club Manchester United and has captained the national team of his home country, Portugal. He spent several recent years playing in Italy for the Turin-based club Juventus.

Las Vegas police reopened their rape investigation after Mayorga’s lawsuit was filed, but Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson decided in 2019 not to pursue criminal charges.

Wolfson, the elected public prosecutor in Las Vegas, said too much time had passed and evidence failed to show that Mayorga’s accusation could be proved to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.

Stovall maintained that Mayorga didn’t break the hush-money settlement. Her lawsuit sought to void it, accusing Ronaldo and reputation-protection “fixers” of conspiracy, defamation, breach of contract, coercion and fraud. In documents filed last year, Stovall tallied damages at $25 million plus attorney fees.

The attorney argued that Mayorga had learning disabilities as a child and was so pressured by Ronaldo’s attorneys and representatives that she was in no condition to consent to dropping her criminal complaint and accepting the $375,000 in August 2010.

Dorsey followed recommendations from U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts, who handled preliminary and procedural rulings in the case, that it be dismissed for bad faith, “inappropriate conduct” by Stovall and reliance on the leaked and stolen confidential documents.

“There is no possible way for this case to proceed where the court cannot tell what arguments and testimony are based on these privileged documents,” Albregts said in an October 2021 report to Dorsey.

Stovall “acted in bad faith by asking for, receiving, and using the Football Leaks documents to prosecute Mayorga’s case,” Albregts wrote. He blamed Stovall for “audacious,” “impertinent” and “abusive” attempts to make the confidentiality agreement public through legal maneuvers and the court record and recommended to Dorsey that she reject Stovall’s claim that Mayorga lacked the mental capacity to sign the 2010 agreement.

The 9th Circuit ruled early this year that it would be up to Dorsey to decide that question.

It was not immediately clear in Dorsey’s ruling whether the public might still get a look at the Las Vegas police report compiled about Ronaldo after Mayorga filed her lawsuit in 2018.

Albregts said in March that denying the New York Times access to what police collected “would almost certainly raise the `specter of government censorship.'” He recommended that Dorsey transfer to a state court the newspaper’s open-records request for documents.

A protective order that Dorsey imposed to prevent the release of the 2010 agreement doesn’t apply to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Albregts found, and “does not bar LVMPD from disseminating its criminal investigative file.”

Attorney Margaret McLetchie, representing the newspaper, did not immediately respond Saturday to a message about that case.

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MASSIVE NINE-RUN THIRD LIFTS INDY PAST CLIPPERS IN COMEBACK WIN, 12-7

INDIANAPOLIS – Facing a 5-1 deficit, the Indianapolis Indians offense exploded for nine runs in the third inning – highlighted by a trio of triples by Bligh Madris, Oneil Cruz and Canaan Smith-Njigba to set a Victory Field era record – en route to a series-clinching victory over the Columbus Clippers on Saturday night, 12-7.

The nine-run third inning, which gave Indianapolis (30-27) a lead it would not relinquish for its third consecutive win, was the largest since the Indians scored 10 runs in the 10th inning on Aug. 19, 2018 at Lehigh Valley. Indy’s three-triple output was the fifth such occurrence in the Victory Field era, last recorded on April 22, 2016 at Louisville, and set a record for the most three-baggers in a single inning in that time frame.

The third inning began with a leadoff walk to Josh Bissonette and ended after 13 total batters came to the plate. With runners on the corners, Smith-Njigba doubled to send Bissonette home for the first run of the inning. With Columbus’ lead tightened to one run following a single and sacrifice fly by Ji-Hwan Bae and Mason Martin, respectively, Madris smacked the first triple of the inning to send in Bae and tie the game with two outs. Hoy Park roped a single into center field to take the lead off Tobias Myers (L, 1-6), and a pair of walks loaded the bases for the top of the Indians lineup. Cruz and Smith-Njigba then went back-to-back with three baggers to extend Indy’s lead, 10-5.

The Clippers (34-25) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with two runs in the first and another in the second. Rodolfo Castro plated Indy’s first run of the contest with an RBI double to make it a 3-1 ballgame. Heath Hembree (W, 1-0) issued a two-out walk and surrendered back-to-back doubles by Bobby Bradley and Nolan Jones, stretching Columbus’ lead to 5-1.

Following a double by Madris in the fourth inning, Park’s third hit of the night plated another to extend Indianapolis’ lead to 11-5. Twelve of Indy’s 15 hits came in the first four innings of the game.

Through the final six innings of the game, Matt Eckelman, Nick Mears, Cam Alldred and Cristofer Melendez held the Clippers to just two runs (one earned).

Park and Smith-Njigba each led the Indians’ offense with three hits, and Cruz, Bae and Madris each followed with two. Cruz led the pack with three runs driven in.

The Indians and Clippers will play the series finale at Victory Field on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 PM ET. Indians RHP Osvaldo Bido (1-3, 4.61) will take the mound and Columbus will counter with LHP Kirk McCarty (1-1, 3.10).

2022 OUTDOOR SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE FOR IUTF

EUGENE, Ore.  – Indiana Track & Field closed the 2022 outdoor track & field campaign on Saturday at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Mahogany Jenkins and Jayden Ulrich were the final two Hoosiers to compete on Saturday at Hayward Field.

Jenkins competed in the high jump where she cleared a height of 1.72m (5 7.75″). She’s finished the season as an All-American Honorable Mention. Ulrich saw the chance to compete in flight one of the discus.

The Hoosiers will be back in the fall with the 2022 cross country season.

HARRIS NAMED ALL-AMERICAN IN THE DISCUS

EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomore Kaia Harris was bestowed with All-America honors in the discus for the Purdue track & field team to conclude the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, on Saturday.

Harris was 13th overall in the discus at her first NCAA Championships. It is the third Second Team All-America award for Purdue at the four-day national championships, after junior Isaiah Martin was ninth in the decathlon on Thursday and sophomore Safin Wills was 15th in the triple jump on Friday. Additionally, 10 Boilermakers accrued Honorable Mention All-America accolades in five events this week.

On a rainy afternoon at Hayward Field, Harris’ best throw was 53.34 meters to earn the top-16 finish. Harris’ day began with a throw of 48.66m, followed by her 53.34m. Her final attempt was a mark of 48.16m.

A recent Purdue University graduate, Harris concludes her Boilermaker career at No. 2 in school history in the discus with a throw of 56.53m. It is the best by a Purdue thrower since 2018.

On Friday, Wills earned his second All-America accolade of the championships with a 15th-place finish in the triple jump. The Second Team All-America distinction comes as Wills collected his best NCAA finish in three career events.

On Thursday, Martin was ninth in the decathlon to earn Second Team All-America accolades with a personal-best- and school-record-tying 7,708 points. It was Martin’s fifth career All-America award. Additionally, four Boilermakers were bestowed with five total Honorable Mention All-America honors.

Along with Wills in the long jump on Wednesday, senior Kelly Cook was 18th in the hammer throw and the men’s 4×100 relay finished 21st overall. All six Boilermakers collected Honorable Mention All-America distinction.

Fifteen Boilermakers competed in nine events at the four-day national championships. The men qualified in five events, their most since 2019, and the women have four entries, their most since 2018. The team’s nine total entries are Purdue’s most since 2018.

IRISH FALL TO NO. 1 TENNESSEE, 12-4

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Notre Dame baseball team (39-15) ran into a buzzsaw on Saturday as they fell to No. 1 Tennessee (57-8), 12-4, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The result forces a decisive game three for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET with the winner going to Omaha for the College World Series.

Tennessee jumped on the Irish via the long ball with four on the afternoon. The Vols used an eight-run fifth inning to put the game out of reach.

Jack Zyska was the offensive catalyst for the Irish on the afternoon. He got a hit in each of his four at-bats and was a triple shy of the cycle. He had two singles, a double and two-run home run with 2 RBI and one run scored.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Tennessee struck first in the top of the first as they were the designated road team. An RBI double put the Vols up 1-0 after the first inning.

After the first inning, John Michael Bertrand settled in and kept the Volunteers off the scoreboard over the next three innings. He worked around a few hits and a walk to keep the Irish within striking distance.

The Vols added to their lead in the top of the fifth with a lead-off solo home run. They added seven more runs in the frame on two three-run shots and a solo home run. After the fifth, Tennessee led 9-0.

The Irish got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth. Danny Neri scored on a ground out by Spencer Myers to give the Irish their first run of the game.

The Irish added another run in the bottom of the sixth. Nick DeMarco scored on a sacrifice fly from Jack Penney.

The Volunteers added three insurance runs in the seventh to further pad their lead.

Zyska hit his team-leading 13th home run of the season in the bottom of the eighth. He has homered in three of his last four games and the home run tied the program record for most team home runs in a single season. They are tied with the 1998 squad that set the record with 73 home runs in the season.

UP NEXT

The Irish and Volunteers will battle it out one more time with a trip to Omaha on the line. Tennessee and Notre Dame will face off in a decisive game three on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET and it will be aired nationally on ESPN. The Irish will have right-hander Liam Simon on the mound in hopes of extending their season.

PORTER EARNS HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICA HONORS AT NCAA OUTDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

EUGENE, Ore. – Indiana State sophomore Ryann Porter earned Honorable Mention All-America honors for a second straight season Saturday, placing 19th in the women’s triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships at Hayward Field.

Porter, who is one of two women in program history to compete in the triple jump at the outdoor national championships, had a top mark of 12.76m (41-10.50) in the event. She recorded her top mark on her opening attempt, with her other two jumps being marked at 12.38m (40-07.50) and 12.56m (41-03.75).

Porter’s top mark Saturday was her second-best wind-legal mark of the season and her third-best mark in all conditions. Her top wind-legal mark of the season came at the NCAA East Preliminary Round to clinch her spot in the national championships.

Porter became the 10th Sycamore in program history to earn multiple outdoor All-America honors with Saturday’s performance. She concluded her sophomore season ranked in the top 10 in program history in the triple jump (second) and 100m hurdles (10th). She swept the triple jump titles at the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Championships, while also winning the long jump title at the indoor championships and earning all-conference honors in the 60m hurdles (indoor) and 100m hurdles (outdoor).

Porter was named the MVC Most Valuable Athlete of the Indoor Championships, the MVC Indoor Freshman of the Year and the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She also earned the MVC’s Elite 17 Award for both the indoor and outdoor championships, which goes to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA who scored at the championships.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1839       DUE TO AN ERRONEOUS EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT, ABNER DOUBLEDAY IS GIVEN CREDIT FOR ESTABLISHING THE FIRST BASEBALL GAME IS PLAYED IN AMERICA. ALTHOUGH IT IS DOUBTFUL THE WEST POINT CADET WAS EVER THERE OR EVER WATCHED A BASEBALL GAME, THE HALL OF FAME, WHICH OPENS A CENTURY LATER IN COOPERSTOWN, CELEBRATES THE ORIGIN OF OUR NATIONAL PASTIME IN THIS SMALL UPSTATE NEW YORK TOWN.

1880       AT THE WORCESTER AGRICULTURE FAIRGROUNDS, LEE RICHMOND PITCHES THE FIRST PERFECT GAME, BEATING CLEVELAND, 4-0. THE 23-YEAR-OLD ROOKIE SOUTHPAW THREW A NO-HITTER IN A COLLEGIATE EXHIBITION AGAINST THE WHITE STOCKINGS LAST SEASON.

1886       ST. LOUIS MAROONS RIGHT-HANDER CHARLIE SWEENEY, WHO WILL GIVE UP ONLY NINE ROUND-TRIPPERS IN 93 INNINGS OF WORK THIS SEASON, SETS A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD WHEN HE GIVES UP SEVEN HOME RUNS IN THE TEAM’S 14-7 LOSS TO THE WOLVERINES AT DETROIT’S RECREATION PARK. ALLOWING SIX GOPHER BALLS IS THE POST-1900 MARK, A DUBIOUS DISTINCTION SHARED BY SIX HURLERS, INCLUDING RANGER RIGHT-HANDER R.A. DICKEY, WHO ACCOMPLISHED THE FEAT IN HIS ONLY APPEARANCE IN 2006.

1907       EIGHT DIFFERENT HIGHLANDERS COMMIT A TOTAL OF ELEVEN ERRORS EN ROUTE TO A 16-4 LOSS TO DETROIT. SHORTSTOP KID ELBERFELD COMMITS FOUR OF THE FIELDING MISCUES IN THE CONTEST PLAYED IN NEW YORK’S AMERICAN LEAGUE PARK.

1928       LOU GEHRIG COLLECTS FOURTEEN TOTAL BASES WHEN HE BLASTS TWO TRIPLES AND TWO HOMERS. THE YANKEE FIRST BASEMAN’S OFFENSIVE OUTPUT LEADS THE BRONX BOMBERS TO A 15-7 WIN OVER CHICAGO AT COMISKEY PARK.

1939       THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, WITH MUCH OF ITS FUNDING PROVIDED BY THE SINGER SEWING MACHINE COMPANY, IS DEDICATED IN COOPERSTOWN, A SITE SELECTED DUE TO AN ERRONEOUS REPORT MADE THAT CLAIMED ABNER DOUBLEDAY HAD INVENTED THE GAME IN THE SMALL TOWN. THE PLAYERS SELECTED FROM THE FIRST FOUR HALL OF FAME INDUCTION ELECTIONS BECOME THE FIRST MEMBERS ENSHRINED.

1939       IN FRONT OF A RECORD CROWD OF 23,864 FANS AT RUPPERT STADIUM, LOU GEHRIG PLAYS HIS LAST GAME IN A YANKEE UNIFORM WHEN HE PARTICIPATES IN AN EXHIBITION CONTEST AGAINST THE KANSAS CITY BLUES (AA), THE TEAM’S AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FARM CLUB. THE ‘IRON HORSE’, PLAYING ONLY THREE INNINGS AND BATTING EIGHTH, GROUNDS OUT WEAKLY TO SECOND BASE IN HIS ONLY AT-BAT.

1940       IN A TRADE WHICH STUNS THE BASEBALL WORLD, THE DODGERS OBTAIN DUCKY MEDWICK AND PITCHER CURT DAVIS FROM THE CARDINALS FOR OUTFIELDER ERNIE KOY, PITCHER CARL DOYLE, TWO MINOR LEAGUERS, AND $125,000. THE DEAL TO ACQUIRE THE 1937 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER, WHICH IS ENGINEERED BY GM LARRY MACPHAIL, SIGNALS THE EMERGENCE OF BROOKLYN AS A SERIOUS CONTENDER.

1941       THE BRAVES BREAK UP THE WANERS’ BROTHER ACT, SENDING LLOYD, KNOWN AS ‘LITTLE POISON’, TO THE REDS FOR PITCHER JOHNNY HUTCHINGS. ‘BIG POISON’ PAUL, THE OLDER SIBLING, WAS SIGNED AS A FREE AGENT WITH THE TEAM AFTER BEING RELEASED BY THE DODGERS LAST MONTH.

1949       AFTER PILOTING THE TEAM FOR 13 SEASONS, CHARLIE GRIMM ENDS HIS TENURE AS THE CUBS MANAGER BY SPLITTING A DOUBLEHEADER WITH THE BRAVES. THE 19,802 FANS IN BRAVES FIELD GIVE THE SKIPPER, WHO WILL STAY IN THE ORGANIZATION AS BOSTON’S VICE-PRESIDENT, A LONG STANDING OVATION WHEN HE TAKES HIS POSITION IN THE THIRD-BASE COACHING BOX FOR THE LAST TIME.

1954       BRAVES’ RIGHT-HANDER JIM WILSON BEATS FUTURE HALL OF FAMER ROBIN ROBERTS WHEN HE NO-HITS THE PHILLIES, 2-0. THE ONE HOUR AND FORTY-THREE MINUTE CONTEST AT COUNTY STADIUM, THE MAJOR LEAGUE’S ONLY NO-NO THIS SEASON, IS THE FIRST FOR THE FRANCHISE SINCE THE TEAM RELOCATED FROM BOSTON FOLLOWING THE 1952 SEASON.

1954       THE INDIANS (35-17) MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE WHEN BOB FELLER GETS HIS 2,500TH CAREER STRIKEOUT IN THE TRIBE’S 4-3 VICTORY OVER BOSTON AT FENWAY PARK. ‘RAPID ROBERT’ WILL FINISH HIS 18-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE CAREER STRIKING OUT 2,581 HITTERS, AN AVERAGE OF MORE THAN SIX BATTERS A GAME.

1957       EDDIE MATHEWS HITS HIS 200TH CAREER HOME RUN IN THE BRAVES’ 11-9 LOSS TO BROOKLYN AT EBBETS FIELD. THE MILWAUKEE THIRD BASEMAN IS THE SECOND YOUNGEST PLAYER TO REACH THE PLATEAU, 98 DAYS OLDER THAN MEL OTT, WHO ACCOMPLISHED THE FEAT AT THE AGE OF 25 YEARS AND 144 DAYS.

1957       AT CONNIE MACK STADIUM, STAN MUSIAL BREAKS THE NATIONAL LEAGUE RECORD FOR ENDURANCE WHEN HE PLAYS IN HIS 823RD CONSECUTIVE GAME, SURPASSING THE PREVIOUS MARK ESTABLISHED IN 1937 BY PIRATES INFIELDER GUS SUHR. THE CARDINAL FIRST BASEMAN CELEBRATES THE HISTORIC CONTEST, ENJOYING A 2-FOR-4 DAY AT THE PLATE IN THE TEAM’S 4-0 VICTORY OVER THE PHILLIES.

1959       DESPITE GIVING UP A HIT IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH IN THE GIANTS’ 3-0 VICTORY OVER PHILADELPHIA, MIKE MCCORMICK RECEIVES CREDIT FOR A NO-HITTER WITH THE CONTEST RAINED OUT, STATISTICALLY ERASING THE HIT. DUE TO A RULE CHANGE IN 1991 THAT MANDATES A GAME MUST LAST FOR AT LEAST NINE INNINGS FOR THE HITLESS EFFORT TO BE CALLED AN OFFICIAL NO-HITTER, THE RIGHT-HANDER’S FIVE-INNING RAIN-SHORTENED OUTING NO LONGER APPEARS IN THE RECORD BOOK AS A NO-NO.

1962       IN THE BRAVES’ 15-2 ROUT OF LA AT COUNTY STADIUM, THE AARON BROTHERS BOTH HOMER IN THE SAME GAME, WITH TOMMIES CONNECTING IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH AFTER HIS OLDER SIBLING HANK HAD HIT ONE OUT IN THE SECOND. THE MILWAUKEE TEAMMATES WILL ALSO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT ON JULY 12 AND AUGUST 14.

1967       AFTER CATCHING THE ENTIRE GAME AND GOING 0-FOR-8, ALL-STAR BACKSTOP PAUL CASANOVA, IN HIS NINTH AT-BAT, ENDS THE 22-INNING CONTEST WHEN HE SINGLES TO LEFT FIELD SCORING HANK ALLEN WITH THE WINNING RUN IN THE SENATORS’ 6-5 VICTORY OVER THE WHITE SOX AT D.C. STADIUM. THE SIX-HOUR, 38-MINUTE MARATHON, WHICH ENDS AT 2:43 IN THE MORNING, RESULTS IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE ADOPTING A CURFEW STATING THAT NO INNING MAY BEGIN AN HOUR AFTER MIDNIGHT.

1970       DOCK ELLIS THROWS A 2-0 NO-HITTER AGAINST THE PADRES IN SAN DIEGO DURING THE FIRST GAME OF A TWIN BILL. THE FORMER PIRATES’ RIGHT-HANDER, WHO BECAME AN ADVOCATE OF ANTI-DRUG PROGRAMS, CLAIMS HE WAS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LSD WHILE TOSSING THE MOST MEMORABLE GAME IN HIS CAREER.

1978       THE CUBS SEND 22-YEAR-OLD ROOKIE RELIEF PITCHER RON DAVIS TO THE YANKEES TO COMPLETE A TRADE MADE TWO DAYS AGO WHICH BROUGHT KEN HOLTZMAN TO CHICAGO. THE DEAL TURNS OUT BETTER FOR NEW YORK WHEN THE RELIEVER POSTS A 27-10 (.730) RECORD DURING HIS FOUR YEARS IN THE BRONX, AND THE 33-YEAR-OLD SOUTHPAW STARTER HOLTZMAN, IN HIS SECOND STINT IN WINDY CITY, COMPILES A 6-12 MARK BEFORE RETIRING AFTER TWO SEASONS OF REJOINING THE TEAM ON THE NORTHSIDE.

1979       TIGER SKIPPER LES MOSS, HIRED EARLY IN THE OFFSEASON TO REPLACE RALPH HOUK, IS TERMINATED 53 GAMES INTO HIS FIRST SEASON AS A MAJOR LEAGUE MANAGER, HAVING COMPILED A 27-26 RECORD WITH THE TEAM. DETROIT MAKES THE UNUSUAL MANAGERIAL MOVE TO HIRE AN UNEXPECTEDLY AVAILABLE SPARKY ANDERSON, THE FIRED REDS SKIPPER WHO WILL SPEND 17 SEASONS IN DETROIT, COMPILING A 1331-1248 (.516) RECORD, AND CAPTURING A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1984.

1979       THE METS ENJOY THE MOST PRODUCTIVE INNING IN FRANCHISE HISTORY WHEN TEN RUNNERS CROSS THE PLATE IN THE SIXTH FAME OF THEIR 12-6 VICTORY OVER THE REDS AT SHEA STADIUM. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DOUBLE-DIGIT DELUGE IS DOUG FLYNN’S THREE-RUN INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUN.

1981       WITH THE OWNERS AND PLAYERS UNABLE TO AGREE FREE AGENT PLAYER COMPENSATION, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL EXPERIENCES ITS FIRST IN-SEASON WORK STOPPAGE. THE 50-DAY STRIKE, WHICH WILL END ON JULY 31, RESULTS IN 713 GAMES (38% OF THE MLB SCHEDULE) NOT BEING PLAYED AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS TO DETERMINE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

1983       “I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY, SO I JUST SORT OF MUMBLED, ‘WELL, O.K.,’ ” – DALE MURPHY, RESPONDING TO FAN’S REQUEST TO HIT A HOME RUN. WHEN DALE MURPHY VISITS WITH ELIZABETH SMITH IN THE STANDS TO GIVE HER A CAP AND A T-SHIRT, HER NURSE ASKS THE BRAVES’ OUTFIELDER TO HIT A HOME RUN FOR THE SIX-YEAR-OLD GIRL, WHO LOST BOTH HER HANDS AND A LEG WHEN SHE STEPPED ON A LIVE POWER LINE. THE REIGNING NATIONAL LEAGUE MVP OBLIGES, HITTING TWO HOMERS AND DRIVING IN ALL THE RUNS IN THE TEAM’S 3–2 VICTORY OVER THE GIANTS AT ATLANTA-FULTON COUNTY STADIUM.

1983       CHARLIE GEHRINGER AND HANK GREENBERG, RECENTLY-ELECTED HALL OF FAMERS, HAVE THEIR UNIFORM NUMBERS RETIRED BY THE TIGERS IN A PREGAME CEREMONY. THE DIGITS #2 AND #5, RESPECTIVELY, WILL JOIN AL KALINE’S #6 (1980) AS THE ONLY NUMBERS RETIRED IN FRANCHISE HISTORY.

1988       MIKE SCOTT’S ATTEMPT FOR HIS SECOND CAREER NO-HITTER IS SPOILED WITH TWO OUTS IN THE NINTH INNING BY BRAVES INFIELDER KEN OBERKFELL’S LINE-DRIVE SINGLE DOWN THE RIGHT-FIELD LINE. THE RIGHT-HANDER, WHO SETTLES FOR A 5-0 ONE-HITTER, TOSSED A NO-NO IN 1986 WHICH CLINCHED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST DIVISION FOR THE ASTROS.

1990       CAL RIPKEN PLAYS IN HIS 1,308TH CONSECUTIVE GAME, MOVING INTO SECOND-PLACE ON THE ALL-TIME LIST AHEAD OF FORMER YANKEE AND RED SOX SHORTSTOP EVERETT SCOTT (1918-1925). IN 1995, THE ORIOLE INFIELDER WILL BREAK LOU GEHRIG’S CONSECUTIVE GAME RECORD, PLAYING IN 2,131 STRAIGHT GAMES.

1996       MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FORCES MARGE SCHOTT TO RELINQUISH HER ROLE AS MANAGING GENERAL PARTNER OF THE REDS FOR TWO YEARS DUE TO HER CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTS ABOUT HITLER. IN AN INTERVIEW LAST MONTH WITH ESPN, THE CINCINNATI OWNER STATED “EVERYBODY KNOWS [HITLER] WAS GOOD AT THE BEGINNING, BUT HE JUST WENT TOO FAR.”

1997       AT THE BALLPARK IN TEXAS, THE GIANTS DEFEAT THE RANGERS, 4-3, IN THE FIRST INTERLEAGUE GAME IN HISTORY PLAYED IN THE 126-YEAR HISTORY OF THE SPORT. SAN FRANCISCO OUTFIELDER DARRYL HAMILTON PICKS UP THE FIRST-EVER INTERLEAGUE HIT, AND HIS TEAMMATE GLENALLEN HILL BECOMES THE NATIONAL LEAGUE’S FIRST REGULAR SEASON DESIGNATED HITTER.

2001       THE PITCHING-POOR RANGERS TRADE BACKUP BACKSTOP DOUG MIRABELLI TO THE RED SOX FOR DOUBLE-A TRENTON RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER JUSTIN DUCHSCHERER (6-3, 2.44). MIRABELLI WILL HELP FILL THE VOID CREATED LAST WEEK WHEN BOSTON’S STARTING CATCHER JASON VARITEK BROKE HIS RIGHT ELBOW.

2002       IN THE THIRD INNING OF THE PADRES’ 2-0 VICTORY OVER BALTIMORE AT CAMDEN YARDS, BRIAN LAWRENCE STRIKES OUT THE SIDE ON NINE PITCHES, WITH ONLY ONE BEING A CALLED STRIKE. THE 26-YEAR-OLD RIGHT-HANDER BECOMES THE 36TH PITCHER IN BASEBALL HISTORY TO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT WHEN HE WHIFFS BROOK FORDYCE, JERRY HAIRSTON, AND MELVIN MORA, WHO ALL GO DOWN SWINGING.

2004       IN INTERLEAGUE ACTION, BARRY BONDS (675) OF THE GIANTS AND ORIOLES FIRST BASEMAN RAFAEL PALMEIRO (536 AND 537 TO PASS MICKEY MANTLE) BOTH HOMER IN A 9-6 SAN FRANCISCO VICTORY AT CAMDEN YARDS. THE SLUGGERS JOIN WILLIE MAYS AND ERNIE BANKS (1970) AND MAYS AND HANK AARON (1971) AS ONLY THE THIRD PAIR IN BASEBALL HISTORY TO HAVE 500 CAREER HOME RUNS AND CONNECT IN THE SAME GAME.

2005       HEE-SEOP CHOI HOMERS IN HIS FIRST THREE AT-BATS IN THE DODGERS’ 4-3 VICTORY OVER MINNESOTA. THE SOUTHPAW-SWINGING FIRST BASEMAN’S SOLO SHOT IN THE SIXTH OFF BRAD RADKE, WHO GAVE UP THE INFIELDER’S FIRST TWO HOME RUNS, PROVES TO BE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE CHAVEZ RAVINE CONTEST.

2006       AFTER HITTING .625 (15-FOR-24), JOE MAUER IS NAMED THE AMERICAN LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK. THE 23-YEAR-OLD TWINS CATCHER BECOMES ONE OF THE VERY FEW BIG-LEAGUE PLAYERS TO REACH BASE FOUR TIMES IN FIVE CONSECUTIVE GAMES.

2007       USING A 102-MPH FASTBALL AND AN UNTOUCHABLE CURVEBALL, 24-YEAR-OLD RIGHT-HANDER JUSTIN VERLANDER STRIKES OUT A CAREER-HIGH 12 BATTERS EN ROUTE TO THROWING A NO-HITTER AGAINST MILWAUKEE. THE 4-0 HITLESS GEM, WHICH FEATURES SEVERAL OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYS FROM HIS TIGER TEAMMATES, IS THE FIRST NO-NO THROWN AT DETROIT’S COMERICA PARK.

2010       DURING A 10-2 ROUT OF PHILADELPHIA AT FENWAY PARK, DANIEL NAVA HITS A GRAND SLAM ON THE FIRST PITCH HE SEES AS A MAJOR LEAGUER. THE 27-YEAR-OLD RED SOX LEFT FIELDER, RECENTLY CALLED UP FROM TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET, HITS HIS BASES-LOADED ROUND-TRIPPER IN THE SECOND INNING OFF JOE BLANTON, JOINING KEVIN KOUZMANOFF AS THE SECOND PLAYER IN BIG-LEAGUE HISTORY TO ACCOMPLISH THE FEAT.

2012       ALEX RODRIGUEZ TIES LOU GEHRIG’S 74-YEAR-OLD MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD WHEN HE HITS HIS 23RD CAREER GRAND SLAM IN A 6-4 VICTORY OVER ATLANTA AT TURNER FIELD. THE YANKEE THIRD BASEMAN’S HISTORIC HOMER OVER THE LEFT-FIELD FENCE COMES OFF AN EIGHTH-INNING 3-2 PITCH THROWN BY JONNY VENTERS, TYING THE GAME AT 4-4.

2014       MAX SCHERZER HURLS HIS FIRST CAREER COMPLETE GAME, THROWING A THREE-HIT SHUTOUT TO BEAT CHICAGO AT U.S. CELLULAR FIELD, 4-0. THE TIGER RIGHT-HANDER’S STRETCH OF 178 GAMES IS THE LONGEST THAT ANY MAJOR LEAGUE STARTER HAD GONE WITHOUT FINISHING A GAME SINCE 1900.

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

1875 9TH BELMONT: BOBBY SWIM ABOARD CALVIN WINS IN 2:42.25

1880 WORCESTER RUBY LEGS PITCHER LEE RICHMOND THROWS FIRST PERFECT GAME IN MLB HISTORY IN 1-0 WIN OVER CLEVELAND BLUES AT THE AGRICULTURAL COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS, WORCESTER

1894 BRITISH OPEN MEN’S GOLF, ROYAL ST GEORGE’S GC: J.H. TAYLOR WINS FIRST OPEN PLAYED OUTSIDE SCOTLAND; BEATS DOUGLAS ROLLAND BY 5 STROKES

1896 ENGLAND CRICKET SPIN BOWLER JACK HEARNE SETS RECORD FOR EARLIEST DATE TAKING 100 FIRST-CLASS WICKETS IN A SEASON WHEN HE CAPTURES 9-73 FOR THE MCC IN AN INNINGS & 18 RUN DRUBBING OF AUSTRALIA AT LORD’S

1907 YANKS COMMIT 11 ERRORS & LOSE 14-6 TO TIGERS

1910 DUTCH SOCCER CLUB PEC FORMS IN ZWOLLE; RENAMED FC ZWOLLE IN 1990 AND BACK TO PEC ZWOLLE IN 2012

1916 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S TENNIS, FOREST HILLS, NY: DEFENDING CHAMPION MOLLA BJURSTEDT OUTCLASSES LOUISE HAMMOND RAYMOND 6-0, 6-1

1919 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, BRAE BURN CC: WALTER HAGEN DEFEATS MIKE BRADY BY 1 STROKE IN AN 18-HOLE PLAYOFF TO WIN HIS SECOND AND FINAL US OPEN

1922 BROWNS PITCHER HUB PRUETT STRIKES OUT FUTURE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME SLUGGER BABE RUTH 3 CONSECUTIVE TIMES AS ST. LOUIS BEATS NEW YORK YANKEES, 7 – 1 AT SPORTSMAN’S PARK, ST. LOUIS

1928 NEW YORK YANKEES FUTURE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME FIRST BASEMAN LOU GEHRIG COLLECTS 14 TOTAL BASES WITH 2 TRIPLES AND 2 HOME RUNS IN A 15-7 WIN OVER CHICAGO WHITE SOX

1930 GERMAN BOXER MAX SCHMELING BEATS JACK SHARKEY BY DISQUALIFICATION IN 4 ROUNDS IN NYC FOR VACANT NBA, NYSAC, THE RING AND LINEAL HEAVYWEIGHT TITLES; FIRST TIME TITLE WON ON A FOUL

1936 LPGA WESTERN OPEN WOMEN’S GOLF, TOPEKA CC: OPAL HILL SCORES A 3 & 2 WIN OVER MRS. CHARKES DENNEHY TO CLAIM HER SECOND CONSECUTIVE MAJOR TITLE

1939 BASEBALL HALL OF FAME IS DEDICATED IN COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK

1947 BRITISH AMATEUR WOMEN’S GOLF, GULLANE GC: BABE DIDRIKSON BECOMES FIRST AMERICAN TO WIN EVENT; BEATS ENGLAND’S JACQUELINE GORDON 5 & 4

1950 FOLLOWING HIS RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT AFTER 49 YEARS AS PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS MANAGER CONNIE MACK IS NAMED HONORARY MANAGER OF THE MLB ALL-STAR GAME

1954 86TH BELMONT: ERIC GUERIN ABOARD HIGH GUN WINS IN 2:30.8

1954 MILWAUKEE BRAVES SPOT STARTING PITCHER JIM WILSON THROWS FIRST NO-HITTER IN HISTORY OF COUNTY STADIUM WHEN HE BLANKS PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES, 2-0

1957 STAN MUSIAL PLAYS IN 823RD GAME (NEW NL CONSECUTIVE-GAME STREAK)

1965 MORIO SHIGEMATSU OF JAPAN RUNS WORLD RECORD MARATHON (2:12:00) IN THE POLYTECHNIC MARATHON IN LONDON, ENGLAND

1967 WASHINGTON SENATORS BEAT CHICAGO WHITE SOX, 6-5 IN 22 INNINGS AT D.C. STADIUM

1970 PITTSBURGH PIRATES PITCHER DOC ELLIS NO-HITS THE PADRES, 2-0 AT SAN DIEGO STADIUM

1973 NEW ZEALAND ALL-ROUNDER BEVAN CONGDON SCORES 176 AS KIWIS CHASE 479 IN 1ST TEST V ENGLAND AT NOTTINGHAM; TOURISTS JUST MISS OUT, DISMISSED FOR 440

1973 YANKS TRADE WIFE SWAPPER MIKE KEKICH FOR LOWELL PALMER

1975 HANK AARON SMACKS HIS FIRST HOME RUN IN MILWAUKEE SINCE 1965 AS HIS NEW TEAM, THE BREWERS BEAT OAKLAND A’S, 9-7

1977 LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S GOLF, BAY TREE PLANTATION GC: CHAKO HIGUCHI OF JAPAN WINS HER ONLY LPGA MAJOR TITLE BY 3 FROM PAT BRADLEY, SANDRA POST & JUDY RANKIN

1979 DETROIT TIGERS FIRE MANAGER LES MOSS, HIRING SPARKY ANDERSON WHO STAYS UNTIL 1995; INCLUDES WORLD SERIES TITLE 1984 AND AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD 1984 AND 1987

1981 BASEBALL PLAYERS BEGIN A 50 DAY STRIKE, THEIR 3RD STRIKE

1981 LARRY HOLMES TKOS LEON SPINKS IN 3 FOR WBC HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING TITLE

1983 WINSTON DAVIS TAKES 7-51 IN CRICKET WORLD CUP MATCH V AUSTRALIA

1983 SENIOR TOURNAMENT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP MEN’S GOLF, CANTERBURY GC: MILLER BARBER INAUGURAL CHAMPION BY 1 STROKE FROM GENE LITTLER

1984 38TH NBA CHAMPIONSHIP: BOSTON CELTICS BEAT LA LAKERS, 4 GAMES TO 3, TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

1988 SENIOR TOURNAMENT PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP MEN’S GOLF, TPC OF SAWGRASS: BILLY CASPER WINS FINAL CAREER MAJOR TITLE BY 2 STROKES FROM AL GEIBERGER

1990 EGYPT (500-1 LONGSHOT) TIES FAVORITE THE NETHERLANDS 1-1 IN WORLD CUP GAME

1990 NY YANKEE RELIEVER DAVE RIGHETTI BECOMES 9TH TO RECORD 200 SAVES

1990 OAKLAND A’S RICKEY HENDERSON BECOMES 2ND TO STEAL 900 BASES

1990 ORIOLES CAL RIPKEN PLAYS IN HIS 1,308TH CONSECUTIVE GAME TO MOVE PAST EVERETT SCOTT INTO 2ND PLACE ON THE ALL-TIME LIST

1990 NY METS BEAT CHICAGO CUBS 19-8 AT WRIGLEY FIELD, CUBS OUTFIELDER DOUG DAZCENZO PITCHED A SCORELESS 9TH INNING

1991 NBA FINALS: CHICAGO BULLS BEAT LA LAKERS, 108-101 IN GAME 5 FOR FIRST OF 3 STRAIGHT TITLES; MVP: MICHAEL JORDAN IN HIS FIRST NBA FINALS APPEARANCE

1997 1ST EVER BASEBALL REGULAR SEASON INTER-LEAGUE GAME SF GIANTS BEAT TEXAS RANGERS 4-3

2002 NBA FINALS: LOS ANGELES LAKERS BEAT NEW JERSEY NETS, 113-107 FOR A 4-0 SWEEP AND 3RD STRAIGHT TITLE; MVP: SHAQUILLE O’NEAL FOR 3RD CONSECUTIVE FINALS SERIES

2009 STANLEY CUP FINAL, JOE LOUIS ARENA, DETROIT, MI: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS EDGE DETROIT RED WINGS, 2-1 FOR A 4-3 SERIES WIN; PENGUINS 3RD CHAMPIONSHIP

2011 NBA FINALS: DALLAS MAVERICKS BEAT MIAMI HEAT, 105-95 IN GAME 6 FOR FIRST TITLE IN FRANCHISE HISTORY; MVP: DIRK NOWITZKI

2016 WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, SAHALEE CC: 18-YEAR OLD CANADIAN BROOKE HENDERSON WINS HER FIRST MAJOR TITLE ON THE 1ST HOLE OF A SUDDEN-DEATH PLAYOFF WITH TOP-RANKED LYDIA KO OF NEW ZEALAND

2017 NBA FINALS: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BEAT DEFENDING CHAMPION CLEVELAND CAVALIERS, 129-120 IN GAME 5 TO WIN SERIES, 4-1; FIRST TIME SAME TEAMS HAD MET FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR; MVP: KEVIN DURANT

2017 MLB DRAFT: JSERRA CATHOLIC HS, CA SHORTSTOP ROYCE LEWIS FIRST PICK BY MINNESOTA TWINS

2019 STANLEY CUP FINAL, TD GARDEN, BOSTON, MA: ST. LOUIS BLUES BEAT BOSTON BRUINS, 4-1 FOR A 4-3 SERIES VICTORY; FIRST TITLE IN FRANCHISE HISTORY

2021 FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S TENNIS: CZECH DOUBLES SPECIALIST BARBORA KREJČÍKOVÁ WINS HER FIRST MAJOR SINGLES TITLE 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 OVER ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA OF RUSSIA

2021 DANISH STAR SOCCER MIDFIELDER CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN SUFFERS AN ON-FIELD CARDIAC ARREST DURING EURO 2020 GAME WITH FINLAND IN COPENHAGEN; REVIVED WITH A DEFIBRILLATOR; GAME CONTROVERSIALLY RESTARTS WITH 1-0 FINLAND WIN

TV SUNDAY

COLLEGE BASEBALLTIME ETTV
ARKANSAS VS NORTH CAROLINA1:00PMESPN/2
SOUTHERN MISS VS OLE MISS4:00PMESPNU
STANFORD VS UCONN7:00PMESPN2/U
OREGON STATE VS AUBURN10:00PMESPN2
GOLFTIME ETTV
PGA: RBC CANADIAN OPEN1:00PMGOLF
PGA: RBC CANADIAN OPEN3:00PMCBS
MLBTIME ETTV
OAKLAND AT CLEVELAND11:35AMPEACOCK
BALLY SPORTS
NBCS-CA
ARIZONA AT PHILADELPHIA1:35PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-PHI
MILWAUKEE AT WASHINGTON1:35PMBALLY SPORTS
MASN/2
CHI. CUBS AT NY YANKEES1:35PMMLBN
MARQ
YES
PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA1:35PMBALLY SPORTS
ATTSN-PIT
TORONTO AT DETROIT1:40PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
SPORTSNET
TAMPA BAY AT MINNESOTA2:10PMBALLY SPORTS
TEXAS AT CHI. WHITE SOX2:10PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-CHI
BALTIMORE AT KANSAS CITY2:10PMBALLY SPORTS
MASN/2
MIAMI AT HOUSTON2:10PMBALLY SPORTS
ATTSN-SW
CINCINNATI AT ST. LOUIS2:15PMBALLY SPORTS
LA DODGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO4:05PMMLBN
SPORTSNET
NBCS-BAY
COLORADO AT SAN DIEGO4:10PMATTSM-RM
BALLY SPORTS
BOSTON AT SEATTLE4:10PMMLBN
NESN
ROOT SPORTS
NY METS AT LA ANGELS7:00PMESPN
SNY
BALLY SPORTS
MOTORSPORTSTIME ETTV
FORMULA ONE: AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX7:00AMESPN
INDYCAR: ROAD AMERICA GRAND PRIX12:30PMNBC
NASCAR CUP: TOYOTA/SAVE MART 3504:00PMFS1
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: NORTHERN IRELAND VS CYPRUS9:00AMFS1
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: NORWAY VS SWEDEN12:00PMFS1
ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: GODOY CRUZ VS RACING CLUB2:30PMPARAMOUNT+
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: SPAIN VS CZECH REPUBLIC2:45PMFS2
MLS: SPORTING KC VS NEW ENGLAND3:00PMABC
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: CUBA VS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: SAN DIEGO WAVE VS OL REIGN5:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: ST. LUCIA VS ANGUILLA6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: MARTINIQUE VS PANAMA6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: GUADELOUPE VS BARBADOS6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: PUERTO RICO VS BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: CHICAGO RED STARS VS ORLANDO PRIDE6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: HOUSTON DASH VS PORTLAND THORNS7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: ST. KITTS AND NEVIS VS SAINT MARTIN7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: CENTRAL CÓRDOBA SDE VS BOCA JUNIORS7:30PMPARAMOUNT+
USFLTIME ETTV
TAMPA BAY VS NEW ORLEANS4:00PMFOX
PHILADELPHIA VS PITTSBURGH7:30PMFS1

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY YANKEES4316.72925 – 718 – 919 – 1017 – 55 – 19 – 1W 3
TORONTO3424.5868.518 – 1016 – 149 – 108 – 714 – 56 – 4L 1
TAMPA BAY3425.576921 – 1313 – 1210 – 65 – 912 – 96 – 4L 2
BOSTON3129.51712.513 – 1418 – 157 – 146 – 716 – 68 – 2L 1
BALTIMORE2535.41718.515 – 1510 – 2011 – 166 – 104 – 64 – 6W 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA3526.57420 – 1315 – 1311 – 817 – 107 – 65 – 5W 2
CLEVELAND2827.509415 – 1013 – 175 – 512 – 88 – 87 – 3L 1
CHI WHITE SOX2730.474613 – 1614 – 1411 – 117 – 125 – 44 – 6L 1
DETROIT2434.4149.516 – 168 – 187 – 1011 – 111 – 86 – 4W 1
KANSAS CITY2038.34513.512 – 208 – 184 – 811 – 172 – 74 – 6L 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON3623.61015 – 1021 – 133 – 611 – 219 – 115 – 5L 3
LA ANGELS2932.475817 – 1712 – 156 – 146 – 212 – 112 – 8W 1
TEXAS2731.4668.513 – 1614 – 155 – 84 – 414 – 163 – 7W 1
SEATTLE2732.458913 – 1114 – 216 – 136 – 411 – 106 – 4W 1
OAKLAND2140.344167 – 2314 – 177 – 106 – 116 – 141 – 9W 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS3922.63919 – 820 – 1419 – 75 – 213 – 105 – 5L 1
ATLANTA3327.5505.519 – 1414 – 1310 – 1010 – 69 – 810 – 0W 10
PHILADELPHIA3029.508817 – 1513 – 146 – 144 – 213 – 99 – 1W 9
MIAMI2730.4741015 – 1412 – 1615 – 72 – 46 – 147 – 3W 5
WASHINGTON2338.3771611 – 1812 – 205 – 177 – 69 – 115 – 5W 2
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
ST. LOUIS3426.56718 – 1116 – 154 – 616 – 89 – 55 – 5W 2
MILWAUKEE3328.5411.515 – 1218 – 169 – 1119 – 113 – 51 – 9L 8
PITTSBURGH2433.4218.513 – 1711 – 163 – 49 – 1911 – 74 – 6L 5
CHI CUBS2335.3971011 – 2012 – 151 – 213 – 157 – 104 – 6L 5
CINCINNATI2039.33913.512 – 178 – 223 – 59 – 134 – 163 – 7L 4
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS3722.62717 – 1020 – 129 – 88 – 514 – 74 – 6L 2
SAN DIEGO3723.6170.517 – 1220 – 1111 – 615 – 1010 – 67 – 3L 1
SAN FRANCISCO3226.5524.516 – 1316 – 1313 – 105 – 610 – 95 – 5W 2
ARIZONA2833.4591014 – 1614 – 1711 – 109 – 95 – 133 – 7L 2
COLORADO2634.43311.516 – 1610 – 188 – 166 – 47 – 113 – 7W 1

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT