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DENVER (AP) Cale Makar barely broke a smile after scoring his second goal and Colorado’s seventh of the night. He fist-bumped Mikko Rantanen to thank him for the pass and skated to the bench.

He and the Avalanche are calm, confident and rolling. They’re now two wins from dethroning the two-time defending champions.

Looking like by far the better team, the Avalanche overwhelmed the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-0 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Coach Jared Bednar called it “as close to perfect of a game as you can get from your players.”

“I feel like we played to our identity to a `T’ tonight,” Makar said. “We had some good goals and stuff like that. … It was a little bit of a weird one tonight. Obviously, we’re getting opportunities but guys were able to able to capitalize, so that’s good part.”

Valeri Nichushkin scored his seventh and eighth goals of the playoffs and continued to be the best player on the ice in the final, Game 1 overtime hero Andre Burakovsky beat Andrei Vasilevskiy again and even defensive defenseman Josh Manson and 35-year-old grinder Darren Helm got in on the fun with a goal apiece. Makar, who didn’t even have a shot on goal in Game 1, scored twice in the third period, inciting chants of “We want the Cup!” from a fired up crowd.

“They’re playing at an elite level right now – give them credit. We are not,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “They’re two good teams. They’re just playing a much higher level right now than we are.”

Rarely have the Lightning been completely outclassed during this run of postseason success, but they also hadn’t faced an opponent like the Avalanche, who forced them into one uncharacteristic mistake after another. Colorado was dominant in every facet of the game to move two victories away from its first title since 2001 and the first by this core led by Nathan MacKinnon.

The Avalanche go to Tampa for Game 3 on Monday night up in the series despite no goals in the series from MacKinnon, who at times has played like a man possessed in an effort to finally break though and hoist the Cup. They still became just the third team in NHL history to score three-plus goals in the first period of Games 1 and 2 in the final.

“We played a pretty good game,” Helm said. “We just played a full 60-minute game.”

The dominant performance started by pouncing on an early mistake by typically reliable Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak when he bobbled the puck at the blue line on one of the game’s first shifts. It was all Avalanche after that.

Their aggressive forecheck led them to draw a penalty on veteran Ryan McDonagh, score on the ensuing power play when Burakovsky fed Nichushkin for his first of the night. It wasn’t his last, and Colorado poured it on with six of the game’s first seven shots and complete territorial domination with much of the game played in the Tampa Bay end.

With Vasilevskiy – whose play was the key to the Lightning’s incredible ability to bounce back after a loss in the playoffs – looking shaky and even dropping his head after letting Makar beat him clean on one of many 2-on-1 rushes, the Avalanche made the most of all their offensive zone time. The highest-scoring team this postseason put on a clinic against the team that has played more hockey than anyone else over the past two years.

That may finally be taking its toll, and it’s exacerbated by the blazing speed with which the Avalanche play. They again not only outskated the Lightning but used quick feet to force errors that turned into goals.

“We came out with a purpose,” said forward Andew Cogliano, who returned after missing Game 1 with a right finger injury. “We got to our game, we skated from the drop of the puck and we just didn’t let up.”

Tampa Bay fell to 18-2 after a loss since the start of the first round in 2020. The streak of 18 in a row ended in the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers when the Lightning fell behind 2-0 before roaring back, though it’s hard to see Colorado falling into the same trap.

The way the Lightning lost this one – by far their biggest blowout loss during this run – came as a surprise to just about everyone.

“Am I shocked that we lost 7-zip?” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. “I mean, I don’t think we saw that coming.”

Even if players brush off the concept of momentum from game to game during a playoff series, their romp over the champs combined with a 7-0 road record should fill the Avalanche with confidence. But they might again need to dip into their pool of depth because of injuries.

After getting Andrew Cogliano back from missing the season opener with a right finger injury, the Avalanche lost Burakovsky again in the second period. Burakovsky blocked a shot in the first game in the West final and has been playing through pain since. Bednar said he would be re-evaluated ahead of Game 2.

Colorado is inflicting plenty of pain on Tampa Bay, which resorted to some rough stuff after falling behind. Of course, even MacKinnon was throwing hits in the third period despite the game being well in hand.

Darcy Kuemper was barely tested in net for Colorado, picking up the shutout with 17 saves.

“He was just rock solid,” Manson said. “He was exactly what we needed to be.”


(AP) — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom underwent invasive surgery on his left hip, a move that could sideline him long term but is designed to give him a chance to continue playing hockey.

The Capitals said Saturday that Backstrom had hip-resurfacing surgery a day earlier at the ANCA Clinic in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium. No timeline was given on his return other than the team saying Backstrom will begin a “lengthy” rehabilitation and recovery process immediately.

Backstrom missed the first two months of this past regular season rehabbing the hip and also needed constant treatment to play. He knew he couldn’t go into next season without doing something to solve the problem.

“The best thing I want to do is play hockey, and that’s my life,” he said after the Capitals lost in the first round of the playoffs to Florida. “Obviously I want to be back. I want to be back to normal, not worrying about this.”

Backstrom originally had surgery on the hip in 2015.

Washington will also be without right winger Tom Wilson for at least the first month of the season after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee.


BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) Eight players spent time atop the leaderboard, all of them getting kicked around – some worse than others – on a U.S. Open course that felt every bit like the toughest test in golf on a cool, windy afternoon at The Country Club.

Saturday was a classic U.S. Open, all about survival, a highlight reel of golf carnage.

Will Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick kept the damage to a bare minimum, giving them another crack at a major championship that is 18 holes away and feels so much longer.

Zalatoris, who lost in a playoff at the PGA Championship last month at Southern Hills, made only one bogey – a staggering feat on a beast of a Brookline course – for a 3-under 67.

“Felt like I shot a 61,” Zalatoris said. “Whenever I made a mistake I was able to get away with it or pull off something miraculous.”

Fitzpatrick played in the final group at the PGA Championship. Now the 27-year-old from England is on familiar turf at The Country Club, where he won the U.S. Amateur in 2013. He was equally steady and ran off three birdies over his last five holes for a 68.

Most telling: They didn’t make any double bogeys.

That’s what knocked defending U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm out of the lead on the final hole. The Spaniard thought he had seen it all – including a shot he played back-handed from the base of a tree on the eighth hole – until he took three swipes from sand in two bunkers.

Rahm’s first shot from a fairway bunker hit the lip and nearly rolled into his footprint. His next shot found a plugged lie in a greenside bunker, and two putts later he had a 71 and went from one ahead to one behind.

Rahm wasn’t upset with his swing on the final hole. If anything, he said it was getting dark and he didn’t notice his ball sitting down in the sand. The USGA sent the last group off at 3:45 p.m. to maximize television exposure. And maybe he tried to take on too much.

Either way, he was in no mood to look anywhere but ahead.

“I have 18 holes, and I’m only one shot back,” he said. “That’s the important thing.”

Zalatoris and Fitzpatrick were at 4-under 206, the same score of the 54-hole lead when the U.S. Open was last at The Country Club in 1988.

It’s not like Rahm had full rights to the lead. This Saturday at Brookline was so wild that Rahm was the last of eight players who had at least a share of the lead at some point. Three of them didn’t even finish among the top 10, including two-time major champion Collin Morikawa.

Morikawa, who shared the 36-hole lead with Joel Dahmen, had double bogeys on the seventh and 13th holes, and might have had a third after a chunked wedge on No. 4 except that he made a 25-foot putt for bogey. He finished with a 77.

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler was not immune. The world’s No. 1 player looked to be pulling away when he holed a wedge from some 80 yards for eagle on the par-5 eighth.

He was at 6 under and cruising until his wedge to a back pin on the 141-yard 11th hole bounced hard over the green and into deep rough. He took two to the green and two puts later was no longer leading. And it only got worse as three straight bogeys followed and he shot 71 to end up two strokes behind

“After that,” he said of his double bogey, “I didn’t really play that bad. I just made three bogeys in a row. I didn’t do anything that bad. It’s just U.S. Open. Things happen like that, and they happen quickly.”

Seven of the top 12 players going into Saturday made at least one double bogey.

Rory McIlroy was not on that list. His was more of a slow bleed, mostly from a putter that wasn’t behaving. He made one birdie in his round of 73.

All that, and this U.S. Open was far from settled.

“It was one of the toughest days on a golf course I’ve had in a long time,” McIlroy said. “I just needed to grind it out, and I did on the back nine. To play that back nine at even par today was a really good effort, I thought. Just kept myself in the tournament. That’s all I was trying to do. Just keep hanging around.”

Twenty-three players were under par going into the third round. Only nine remain with 18 holes remaining, all of them separated by three shots.

That includes a local star – maybe not the Francis Ouimet variety, but Keegan Bradley is big enough in Beantown that he heard his name chanted loudly and proudly as he marched up toward the 18th green. A former PGA champion, he called it “probably the highlight of my whole entire life.”

He gave them reason to cheer. Three over through seven holes, Bradley answered with passion and birdies, five of them over his last 11 holes for a 69.

He was two shots behind with Adam Hadwin (70) and Scheffler. McIlroy was three back along with Sam Burns (71) and Dahmen, who didn’t make a birdie in his round of 74 but stayed in the game because he didn’t have any big blunders.

The average score was 73.5 and only seven players broke par. Denny McCarthy made the cut on the number at 3-over par. He finished his 68 before the leaders even arrived at the course. By the end of the day, he was tied for 11th, five shots behind.

The U.S. Open played every bit like one.

“I knew it was going to be hard,” Dahmen said. “I didn’t know it was going to be that hard.”


BELMONT, Mich. (AP) Defending champion Nelly Korda made a 22-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th for a 6-under 66 and the third-round lead Saturday in the LPGA Meijer Classic, with six majors champions topping the leaderboard.

Making her second start since returning from a four-month break because of a blood clot in her left arm, Korda also eagled the par-5 eighth and had three birdies and a bogey. She was at 18-under 198 at Blythefield Country Club.

“I’m just happy to be out there playing again,” Korda said. “I’m in contention, but, again, I’ve been in this position before. Thankfully, I can lean on that.”

Jennifer Kupcho, two strokes ahead of playing partner Korda entering the day, had a 69 to drop a shot back. She rebounded from her first bogey of the week – on the par-4 17th – with a two-putt birdie on 18.

“I wasn’t playing as well as I thought I should,” Kupcho said. “I think after a little bit of a rough start, missed a couple fairways, I kind of set a goal for myself to shoot 3 under and I did do that. So glad to have done that.”

The second-ranked Korda tied for eighth two weeks ago in the U.S. Women’s Open in her first event since early February. She also is the defending champion next week in the KPGA Women’s PGA at Congressional.

“I knew that I had enough practice under my belt and it was just more of like, `Can I put that into tournament golf kind of play,'” Korda said. “So far, I’ve played pretty well and hopefully I can continue.”

Kupcho won the major tournament at Mission Hills in the California desert in early April for her first LPGA Tour victory.

“The whole top of the leaderboard are all good players,” Kupcho said. “Anything can happen. Anything can happen on the back nine. There is a couple reachable par 5s.”

Brooke Henderson, the ShopRite LPGA Classic winner Sunday in New Jersey and 2017 and 2019 champion at Blythefield, was third at 15 under after a 67.

“Wasn’t my best day out there, but still shot minus 5 and still not too far away from the top,” Henderson said. “So, looking forward to tomorrow.”

Lexi Thompson, the 2015 winner, had a 68 to get to 14 under.

“I play this golf course pretty aggressively,” Thompson said.” Hit a lot of drivers, take a lot of corners on. So, probably not play any more aggressively, except maybe fire at a few more pins. All depends on pin locations, too.”

Play the same way I have been and maybe roll a few putts.

Minjee Lee, the U.S. Women’s Open winner, shot a 66 to join Lydia Ko (65) at 13 under.

Following the six major champions, Atthaya Thitikul (67) and Madelene Sagstrom (70) were tied for seventh at 12 under.


CINCINNATI (AP) Willy Adames and Hunter Renfroe both homered for the second straight day, rookie Jason Alexander earned his first career win and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-3 on Saturday.

Jace Peterson drove in two runs with a sixth-inning double on a chopper over the head of leaping first baseman Mike Moustakas, and Milwaukee won a second straight game for the first time this month.

“It’s been a while,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell. “We played good baseball today. That’s what you have to do to win in this league. We earned a win.”

The roller-coaster Reds have lost three straight after a three-game winning streak, which followed a four-game slide.

Alexander (1-0) aallowed eight hits and three runs, two earned, with one walk and two strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

“I thought, in the first three innings, he was really good,” Counsell said. “He was getting some strange swings. Part of his success is he doesn’t strike a lot guys out.”

Miguel Sanchez inherited runners on first and third with two outs and got pinch-hitter TJ Friedl to pop out. Trevor Kelly pitched a hitless 1 2/3 innings before Hoby Milner got the final four outs.

Adames gave the Brewers a 3-0 lead with a two-run home run in their three-run third inning, his team-high 13th homer this season.

Graham Ashcraft struggled for the second straight after dominating his first four outings. Milwaukee got to Ashcraft (3-1) for eight hits and six runs with two walks and four strikeouts in five innings.

“I thought Ashcraft was pretty good,” Reds manager David Bell said. “That’s a good lineup. He gave us a chance to win the game. There were a couple pitches. He’s not going to be perfect, but he’s been really good since he’s been here. He is very confident. He is right on track.”

Ashcraft has been knocked around for 17 hits and 10 runs in 9 2/3 innings over his last two starts after limiting opponents to 15 hits and three runs in 23 2/3 innings over his first four appearances.

“I think we might have to go back to making them hit the fastball before we go to the offspeed,” Ashcraft said. “I might be at fault for that.”

Renfroe led off the seventh with a shot over the left field wall against Luis Cessa.


Tommy Pham’s first inning throwing error boosted to 10 the number of consecutive games in which the Reds have committed an error, the team’s longest streak since an 11-game stretch from April 7 through April 19, 2000.


Milwaukee left fielder Tyrone Taylor saved a run with a diving, backhanded catch of Brandon Drury’s sinking liner with Aramis Garcia on second and two outs in the third. Third base umpire Marvin Hudson originally ruled no catch, but the Brewers challenged and the call was overturned.

Peterson followed at third base in the next inning with a lunging, backhand, shoetop grab of Garcia’s liner with runners on second and third and one out.


The Brewers designated two-time All-Star Lorenzo Cain for assignment on the day he reached 10 years of major league service. Cain, 36, hit .179 with one home run and nine RBIs over 43 games this season. Waiting until Saturday allowed Cain to be fully vested in the players’ pension program.


Brewers: RHP Brandon Woodruff (right ankle sprain, Raynaud’s syndrome) was scheduled to throw about 50 pitches in his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Nashville at Memphis on Saturday. … 2B Kolten Wong (right calf) suffered what Counsell described as a “little bit of a setback,” which is likely to keep Wong from being activated as hoped for Monday’s start of a homestand.

Reds: LHP Nick Lodolo (low back strain) was scheduled to throw 50-55 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Louisville at Durham on Saturday.


Brewers: RHP Adrian Houser (3-7) is 0-5 with a 4.79 ERA over his last seven starts since a 10-5 win over the Reds on May 5 in Milwaukee.

Reds: LHP Mike Minor (1-2) is making his fourth start since coming off the injured list. He is 4-2 with a 2.20 ERA over seven career starts against the Brewers.


CHICAGO (AP) Willson Contreras had three hits and stole a base in his first game against younger brother William, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday.

Chicago won a day after ending its 10-game losing streak and also stopping the Braves’ 14-game winning string.

The Contreras brothers both started at catcher, marking the first time they shared a field. They hugged before the 30-year-old Willson, a two-time All-Star, singled in the first inning. Contreras then stole second base against his brother, and scored on Jonathan Villar’s two-run single.

“That’s 1-0,” Willson Contreras said.

“I didn’t want to get beat by my younger brother. I’m pretty sure he was thinking the same thing. We’re professionals. We love our teams,” he said.

The brothers are the first to start at catcher in the same game since Yadier Molina for St. Louis and Jose Molina for Tampa on June 10, 2014, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

“From my first at-bat, when I gave him a hug, I was proud,” Willson Contreras said. “Even before the game, I was trying to keep myself together.”

Willson Contreras later doubled and drove in a run. His 24-year-old brother had two hits for the Braves.

“During his last at-bat, he came up and he was looking at me and he said, `What are you looking at?’ I looked right back and said, `What are you looking at?’ That was probably the only kind of jokey moment of the day,” William Contreras said.

The Braves’ Contreras singled in the second inning but was forced out at second on an unusual double play. Adam Duvall hit a flyball to shallow right that fell among three fielders – Contreras was forced out at second and Duvall, who had headed back to the dugout before getting pushed toward the base by first base coach Eric Young Sr., was called out.

“I would imagine Adam thought there were three outs,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

Justin Steele (2-5) got his first win since his season debut April 9 against Milwaukee. He allowed two runs and five hits in five innings.

Kyle Wright (7-4) gave up five runs and a career-high 11 hits in six innings.

“I didn’t feel like I gave up that many hits,” he said. “I thought I executed pretty good, got some soft contact but put the ball in play and some things happen sometimes. Give them credit.”

Rafael Ortega homered and Alfonso Rivas and Andrelton Simmons each had two hits for the Cubs.

Duvall, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Michael Harris II had a pair of hits for the Braves. Atlanta hasn’t lost a season series against the Cubs since 2017 and needs to win Sunday to split this year.

The Cubs extended their lead to 3-0 on Acuna’s throwing error on Willson Contreras’ single to right field in the second. They made it 4-0 on Jason Heyward’s double that bounced away from Duvall in left in the third.

Duvall homered in the fifth. The Braves lead the NL in homers but have just one in two games against Chicago.

Austin Riley’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly pulled Atlanta within 4-2 in the fifth. Heyward made a sliding catch on Marcell Ozuna’s flyball to right for the third out.


Braves: RHP Jacob Webb was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett after he was designated for assignment Thursday.

Cubs: OF Clint Frazier accepted an assignment at Triple-A Iowa after he was designated for assignment June 10.


Cubs: INF Frank Schwindel (low back strain) went on the 10-day injured list. He exited in the second inning Friday after running to first on a groundout. Schwindel had a similar injury during spring training that needed three days of rest, manager David Ross said. INF Rivas was recalled from Iowa to replace Schwindel. … 2B David Bote (left shoulder surgery) resumed his rehab assignment with Iowa that was paused because of dizziness.


RHP Ian Anderson (5-3, 4.81 ERA) will start for the Braves against Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-5, 4.95) on Sunday in the series finale.


TORONTO (AP) Jameson Taillon and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, Aaron Hicks lined a three-run double and the New York Yankees extended their winning streak to nine by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Saturday.

Taillon (8-1) allowed four hits and struck out eight in 5 2-3 innings to win his eighth straight decision.

“It just seems like every day we show up, we expect to find a way to win that night,” Taillon said. “There’s a confidence within the group that we’re going to find a way to do it.”

Michael King worked two innings and Clay Holmes got the final four outs.

Holmes made his 29th consecutive scoreless relief appearance, breaking Mariano Rivera’s 1999 team record.

“He’s a guy that I grew up watching,” Holmes said of Rivera. “Just to be in the same category for this one little thing he’s done is pretty cool.”

Holmes has pitched 31 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings, the longest active streak in the majors this season.

The Yankees threw their 11th shutout of the season and improved to a major league-best 49-16.

“Just another really good win by the guys doing it in a lot of different ways,” manager Aaron Boone said.

Toronto put runners at second and third with one out in the second inning, but Taillon retired the next eight batters in a row.

Boone said he believed Taillon deserves All-Star consideration for his strong start to 2022.

“You look up at the scoreboard or pick up a stat sheet or look at any number you want,” Boone said. He’s been great.”

Taillon hasn’t been acting like someone who expects to join the AL’s best in Los Angeles next month.

“I already booked some All-Star plans,” he said. “I don’t know if I’m really expecting it or not, but it would definitely be a cool honor.”

Alek Manoah (8-2) lost for the first time in 16 career home starts, disappointing a sellout crowd of 45,055. Manoah came in 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA in four career starts against New York, but allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out five.

Anthony Rizzo drew a one-out walk in the Yankees fourth, Gleyber Torres followed with a single and, after Joey Gallo struck out, Isiah Kiner-Falefa beat out an infield hit to load the bases for Hicks, who doubled to right.

“Certainly the at bat of the game for us,” Boone said.

For Hicks, it was his first extra-base hit in a bases-loaded situation in more than five years, and the Blue Jays were the opponent the previous time he did it. Hicks had a career-best six RBIs as the Yankees won 12-2 in Toronto on June 1, 2017.

After a mound visit, Manoah hit Jose Trevino with a pitch and the Yankees catcher was awarded first base. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo came out to argue that Trevino had swung at the pitch and was ejected for the fourth time this season.

“Don’t ever want to see anyone get ejected, especially for something he’s right about,” a frustrated Manoah said.

The Yankees had an 11-game winning streak from April 22 to May 3. That run ended with a loss to left-hander Yusei Kikuchi in the finale of a three-game series in Toronto. Kikuchi starts for the Blue Jays on Sunday.


Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) was scheduled to throw live BP at New York’s spring training complex in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, Boone said. If he feels good, Chapman will throw another live BP session while the Yankees are in the Tampa area visiting the Rays next week.

Blue Jays: Toronto said LHP Hyun Jun Ryu had Tommy John surgery. He is signed through 2023 but will need 12-18 months to recover. . The Blue Jays put RHP Trevor Richards (strained neck) on the 15-day IL and recalled LHP Matt Gage from Triple-A Buffalo. . SS Bo Bichette (right foot) returned to the lineup after sitting out Friday. Bichette left Thursday’s game one inning after fouling a pitch off his foot.


When Judge’s bat broke on an infield grounder in the fourth, the barrel sailed out of the infield and landed in shallow left.


New York signed INF Chris Owings to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Orioles released Owings on Monday.


Taillon walked more than one batter for the first time in 13 starts this season. . George Springer walked twice against Taillon and finished with three walks.


Toronto has been shutout four times this season, surpassing its total from 2021.


Saturday marked the 45th anniversary of the 1977 Fenway Park clash between late Yankees manager Billy Martin and star right fielder Reggie Jackson. After Martin substituted Jackson for not hustling in the outfield in a nationally televised game, the two nearly came to blows in the visitor’s dugout.


RHP Luis Severino (4-1, 2.80) returns to the mound for New York Sunday after being scratched from Thursday’s start due to illness. Kikuchi (2-3, 4.80) starts for the Blue Jays. The left-hander is winless in five starts.


LOS ANGELES (AP) For at least one game, the Los Angeles Dodgers resembled the team that has been one of the best in the National League over the past nine seasons.

It could be a while until they’re truly at full strength.

Freddie Freeman had three hits, Trea Turner homered and four Los Angeles pitchers limited Cleveland to two hits in the Dodgers’ 7-1 victory over the Guardians on Saturday – a victory stained by the postgame announcement that Mookie Betts is headed to the injured list.

Manager Dave Roberts revealed that Betts has a cracked right rib from a collision with Cody Bellinger on Wednesday. There is no timeline for the 2018 AL MVP’s return.

“It’s certainly a big blow to all of us, but knowing and having the information at least there is solace in that,” Roberts said. “A week from now, we’ll know more. Hopefully we can get him back sooner than later.”

Julio Urias (4-6) pitched six strong innings to earn his first win since May 20. The left-hander, who had gone 0-3 with a 3.09 ERA in his last four outings, allowed an unearned run on two hits with six strikeouts and two walks.

“I don’t think we’ve done a great job giving Julio run support this year,” catcher Austin Barnes said. “I thought his fastball was good today. He did a good job moving his curveball around. He is settling in nice.”

It was a season low in hits for Cleveland, which was missing AL RBI leader Jose Ramirez due to right thumb discomfort. The loss snapped a season-best five-game winning streak.

“That guy pitched well. That’s more what it was,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said.

While the Guardians had trouble generating offense, all of the Dodgers starters reached base, with five of their 11 hits going for extra bases.

After Austin Barnes’ sacrifice fly scored Cody Bellinger to tie it at 1 in the second, Turner put the Dodgers up 3-1 when he drove a low changeup from Cal Quantrill (4-4) into the seats in left-center for his ninth homer of the season.

Quantrill allowed season highs with five runs and 10 hits. The right-hander struck out four and issued one walk.

The Guardians took a 1-0 lead in the first when Amed Rosario scored from second after a hard-hit grounder by Oscar Mercado went through second baseman Max Muncy’s legs. That put runners at the corners before Andres Gimenez struck out to end the inning.

That would be the last time Cleveland threatened. The Guardians had only two baserunners the remaining eight innings.

Urias, David Price, Phil Bickford and Reyes Moronta retired their last 12 batters after Rosario’s double to lead off the sixth. The solid pitching performance by the Dodgers was fitting since the statue of Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax was unveiled in the Centerfield Plaza before the game.

Los Angeles added two runs in the third on Justin Turner’s RBI double and an RBI triple by Gavin Lux.

The Dodgers made it 6-1 in the sixth when Barnes scored on a bases-loaded walk to Justin Turner by Anthony Castro. They added a run in the seventh when Lux scored on a throwing error by Cleveland reliever by Nick Sandlin.


The Dodger bullpen has now gone five games and 12 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run.


Rosario has a season-best 12-game hitting streak. He is batting .375 (24 for 64) with five doubles, one home run and six RBIs this month.


Guardians: With Cleveland having Monday off, there is a possibility Ramirez could also miss Sunday’s game.

Dodgers: P Dustin May, who underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last May, threw 40 pitches during a bullpen session. Roberts said the next step in May’s progression is for him to begin facing hitters every five days and build up his stamina from there.


Guardians: RHP Shane Bieber (3-3, 3.01 ERA), who grew up an hour away from Dodger Stadium in Laguna Hills, California, faces the Dodgers for the first time.

Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will be activated off the injured list before the game and will make his first start since April 17. He has missed the past two months due to left shoulder discomfort.


DETROIT (AP) Eric Haase had three hits, including one of three Detroit homers, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 14-7 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

The Tigers had scored only two runs in their last four games, but set a season high for runs Saturday.

“I don’t know if we had a sense this was coming, but we knew we needed to go out and do it,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “Today was every guy in the lineup stepping up, and I’m thankful, because they needed it. Everyone on this team needed a game like this.”

Javy Baez and Robbie Grossman also homered and top prospect Riley Greene scored twice in his major league debut.

“I’m feeling awesome – it has been a busy couple days, but I just wanted to get to playing baseball,” said Greene, who went 2 for 3 with two walks. “Once I got that first hit out of the way, all my nerves were gone. Now we go.”

Rony Garcia (1-2) picked up the win, allowing four runs on four hits in six innings.

Texas starter Taylor Hearn (4-5) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

“It was just a lot of balls down the middle,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “A major league starter has to go out there and be able to execute pitches. That lineup obviously hasn’t been scoring a ton, and if you execute against them, you can get them out.

“We didn’t do that today.”

Adolis Garcia gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead with a first-inning homer before the Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of the inning.

With one out, Grossman hit his first homer of the season. Miguel Cabrera flew out before Haase doubled and scored on Baez’s fourth homer. Greene followed with a single in his first big league at-bat.

“We gave up the quick run, but we came right back with Robbie hitting his first one, and then Javy hits one,” Hinch said. “This has been a tough week, and after Garcia hit one a mile in the first inning, it was huge to have that kind of inning.”

The Tigers added a fourth run in the second on a run-scoring double play, then made it 6-1 in the fourth on RBI singles by Willi Castro and Cabrera.

Jesus Tinoco replaced Hearn and immediately gave up a three-run homer to Haase.

Kody Clemens made it 10-1 in the fifth, picking up his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly that was also Greene’s first run. Castro added an RBI triple later in the inning.

Meanwhile, Rony Garcia retired 13 straight batters after Adolis Garcia’s homer before the Rangers rallied in the sixth.

Leody Tavares doubled and took third when Baez couldn’t handle a line drive by Zach Reks. Marcus Semien hit into a double play, making it 11-2. Corey Seager followed with a homer and Adolis Garcia tripled and scored on Baez’s second error of the inning.

That pulled Texas within 11-4, but Detroit scored three times off Jose Leclerc in the bottom of the inning. Leclerc was pitching for the first time since July 26, 2020 after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

“It was a good day just to see Jose out there wearing our uniform,” Woodward said. “The results aren’t what he wanted, but he’s back pitching in the majors. That’s the biggest step.”

The Rangers scored three runs against Jason Foley in the ninth.


The Tigers played in Detroit Stars throwbacks as part of their annual Negro Leagues Weekend. The Rangers wore their normal blue tops and gray pants rather than a themed uniform.


The teams finish a four-game series on Sunday, with Detroit’s Drew Hutchison (0-4, 4.58) facing the Rangers’ Dane Dunning (1-4, 4.04).


BOSTON (AP) Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer over the Green Monster in the first inning and the St. Louis Cardinals broke it open with a six-run sixth in an 11-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Nolan Gorman and Tyler O’Neill both had a solo shot for the Cardinals, who rebounded after losing the opener of the three-game series. Paul Goldschmidt and Tommy Edman each had a two-run single during the big inning.

“This is the depth that we talked about and a lot of guys are putting it together at the right time,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “Outside of giving guys a day off, I think that’s our best lineup.”

With recently elected Hall of Famer and 2013 World Series MVP David Ortiz seated in the first row next to Boston’s dugout for the first five innings, the Red Sox lost for just the fourth time in 16 games.

It snapped the Cardinals’ five-game losing streak in Fenway Park – including the final game when Boston won the ’13 Series – and was their first win here since Game 2 on Oct. 24, 2013.

Neil Diamond made a rare appearance to sing “Sweet Caroline” – a staple song in the middle of the eighth at Fenway.

Dakota Hudson (5-3) held Boston to two runs in five innings.

“I just knew I was trying to hang on and keep my head above water, trying to give our team a chance to win, even though it wasn’t pretty,” Hudson said of his outing, which included five walks.

Arenado homered into the first row of seats against Kutter Crawford (1-2). Gorman and O’Neill each hit theirs into the center-field bleachers.

“We get two outs, two quick outs, then the base hit and then the 3-2 cutter middle-middle, and he didn’t miss it,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said of Arenado’s homer.

Big Papi wasn’t around during St. Louis’ game-breaking inning when O’Neill homered, and Goldschmidt and Edman collected their hits along with an RBI single by Arenado.

“It was obviously a great run for us,” Gorman said of the sixth when he made two outs. “When you get the opportunity to have two at-bats in one inning, that means your team’s doing really well.”

Ortiz was part of a pregame presentation for Cardinals star Albert Pujols, who announced he’s retiring at the end of the season. Big Papi presented him with a No. 5 from the manually operated Monster scoreboard.

Pujols got a nice hand when he came up to pinch-hit in the eighth before striking out.

Coming off five shutout innings for his first big-league victory in his previous start, Crawford gave up four runs in four innings.


There was a large contingent of Cardinals’ fans – who broke into chants of “Let’s Go Cardinals!” – that made the trip, with the club making just its second regular season visit to Fenway in 14 years and first since 2017.

“I think this is one of those spots you look forward to coming to,” Marmol said.


The Red Sox acquired 28-year-old right-handed reliever James Norwood from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations. He made 20 relief appearances for the Phillies this season, posting an 8.31 ERA.

“Good fastball, good split, good slider,” Cora said. “The numbers don’t represent that, one of those intriguing arms.”


Cardinals: OF Corey Dickerson (strained left calf) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis on Thursday. “Needs the calf to respond properly,” Marmol said before the game. “(He) felt it a little bit in his last time out.”

Red Sox: Cora said lefty Chris Sale, who threw a two-inning simulated game off the Fenway mound Thursday, will do another Monday. “The goal is stretch him out as a starter,” Cora said. “Arm looks great, best I’ve seen him in a while.” … Cora also gave updates on three other pitchers: LHP Josh Tayor (lower back strain) threw two innings from the mound, LHP James Paxton (recovering Tommy John surgery) and RHP Garrett Whitlock (right hip inflammation) each threw in the bullpen.


RHP Andre Pallante (2-1, 1.46 ERA) is set to come out of the bullpen and start for the Cardinals in Sunday’s series finale. RHP Nick Pivetta (6-5, 3.50) looks to continue his recent hot stretch for the Red Sox. He’s 6-1 with a 1.83 ERA in his last eight starts.


HOUSTON (AP) Johnny Cueto and Reynaldo Lopez combined for a three-hitter and Luis Robert tied a career-high with four RBIs as the Chicago White Sox jumped on Justin Verlander early and cruised to a 7-0 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday.

Cueto (1-3) allowed two hits and struck out five in a season-high seven innings to get his first win since July 29 with San Francisco.

“Johnny set the tempo,” manager Tony La Russa said. “He’s an artist out there … that’s just high, high major league pitching.”

Robert tied a season best with three hits and Jose Abreu drove in two runs as the White Sox built a 7-0 lead after four innings to get their fourth win in five games.

Cueto allowed a leadoff single to Jose Altuve and walked a batter in the fourth and sixth innings.

But Houston didn’t get another hit until Alex Bregman singled with no outs in the seventh. He was erased when Yordan Alvarez grounded into a double play before Cueto retired Kyle Tucker to end his day.

Houston manager Dusty Baker, who managed Cueto in Cincinnati, raved about the right-hander.

“When he’s on with his stuff, he’s as tough as anybody,” Baker said. “He knows how to pitch.”

Lopez yielded one hit in two scoreless innings to complete the shutout.

Verlander (8-3) entered the day tied for the MLB lead with eight wins, but had a rare sub-par start in what has been a splendid season in his return after missing almost two years after Tommy John surgery.

He allowed nine hits and seven runs – four earned – in a season-low 3 2/3 innings to snap a two-game winning streak.

“Those hitters at this level are really good, too,” Verlander said. “So I think this might just be a situation where you give credit where credit is due.”

Houston’s tough day at the plate came a day after the team scored 10 runs in the sixth inning to tie a season high with 13 runs in a win in the series opener.

La Russa was impressed with the way his team bounced back after Friday’s loss.

“It’s a very resilient, tough minded, tough heart, tough guts club,” he said. “We hung in there. That’s why they have my total respect and admiration. That’s an example today. We put that game behind us.”

Seby Zavala singled to open Chicago’s third and Danny Mendick singled with one out. The White Sox loaded the bases on a single by Andrew Vaughn before Robert’s single on a liner to right field scored two to make it 2-0.

Abreu then hit a double to left field to send two more home and extend the lead to 4-0.

A single by Josh Harrison got things going for Chicago in the fourth and Adam Engel singled with one out. Altuve then let Vaughn’s grounder to second roll through his legs, and Robert hit a two-run double that chased Verlander. He was replaced by Phil Maton and he retired Abreu to end the inning.


White Sox: 3B Yoan Moncada was out of the lineup after leaving in the third inning Friday night with tightness in his left hamstring. La Russa said Moncada was having an MRI Saturday.

Astros: Baker said Alvarez suffered an undisclosed injury on his final swing in the seventh inning and that he was being evaluated. … SS Aledmys Diaz left the game after five innings with discomfort in his left shoulder. … RHP Jake Odorizzi, who has been out since May 16 with a left leg injury, threw 35 pitches off the mound before the game. Odorizzi said he felt good and could begin a rehabilitation assignment soon.


Verlander had three strikeouts to give him 3,094 in his career, moving him past CC Sabathia (3,093) for 16th on the all-time list.


White Sox RHP Michael Kopech (2-2, 1.92) opposes Cristian Javier (3-3, 3.20) in the series finale Sunday. Kopech returns after leaving his last start Sunday in the first inning with discomfort in his right knee.


LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers star Mookie Betts is headed to the injured list with a cracked right rib.

Manager Dave Roberts announced Betts’ diagnosis after Saturday’s 7-1 victory over Cleveland. The 2018 AL MVP is tied for third in the majors with 53 runs scored and has 17 home runs, which is tied for fourth in the NL.

The Dodgers are 29-7 when he scores a run.

“It’s certainly a big blow to all of us, but knowing and having the information at least there is solace in that,” Roberts said. “A week from now, we’ll know more. Hopefully we can get him back sooner than later.”

Betts was injured during the first inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels when he collided with Cody Bellinger in the outfield on a fly ball. Betts played the rest of that game but was scratched from the lineup the past two days.

Roberts said Betts couldn’t get loosened up. An X-ray on Friday was negative, but an MRI on Saturday revealed the crack.

The Dodgers are already without starting pitchers Walker Buehler, Andrew Heaney and Dustin May due to injuries.

“I don’t want to reference Murphy’s Law but it has been that way. You have to keep moving on. It’s a long season,” Roberts said.

Zach McKinstry is expected to be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take the open roster spot.


CINCINNATI (AP) On the same date that Lorenzo Cain reached 10 years of major league service, the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday designated for assignment the two-time All-Star outfielder.

Cain, 36, hit .179 with one home run and nine RBIs over 43 games this season.

“It just got to a point where it’s probably time,” Cain told a small group of Brewers’ beat writers. “I haven’t been performing like I would’ve liked, but the situation is what it is. I’ve had a great career. I can’t really be upset about anything, but, yeah, it’s time. I wish all my teammates the best, coaches, trainers, everybody that I’ve played with or met throughout my entire career, I wish them nothing but the best. It’s been a really fun ride for me for sure.”

Cain is in the last year of a five-year, $80 million contract he signed in January 2018 as a free agent. Milwaukee is responsible for the $10,897,121 remaining of this season’s $18 million salary. He is unlikely to be claimed off waivers because of his salary. If he is released, any team can sign him for a prorated share of the $700,000 minimum.

Waiting until Saturday allowed Cain to be fully vested in the players’ pension fund.

“We figured that once we got to this 10-year mark, which we knew was important to Lo, it’s important to any player as it should be, we thought it was the right time to sit down with him and pick his brain about what he’s thinking and also let him know how we see his role on the team and where we see it going forward,” Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said. “This was the right morning to do it. It was a good conversation. These are never easy conversations on either side, but I’m glad we had it.”

The center fielder played a key role for the 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals before signing with the Brewers, the team that originally drafted him before trading him in December 2010 to the Royals. The Brewers have reached the postseason every year since Cain rejoined them, though he played just five games in 2020 before opting out of the rest of that pandemic-shortened season

“No doubt, he did his part,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “At the end, it was time for this. It was just time.”

If Cain harbored any ill will, it didn’t show.

“I would say it was mutual to part ways,” he said. “We have a really good team. I don’t think I was contributing the way I would’ve liked. I feel like they definitely had to make a move. I definitely would’ve liked to play a lot better – contribute to the team a little bit more – but unfortunately, that wasn’t the case this year.

“At the end of the day, it’s been fun. I think that team can go really far. They’re really well-coached, well-managed. Those guys play their hearts out. I’m definitely gonna miss them. It’s been a fun ride for sure.”

Cain had a productive debut season with the Brewers, making his second career All-Star Game appearance and finishing seventh in the NL MVP balloting while helping Milwaukee win its first NL Central title since 2011. Cain hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning of a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs in the tiebreaker game at Wrigley Field to determine the division champion.

He won a Gold Glove the following season.

“He’s had an incredible career,” Stearns said. “I don’t know if this is the end of his career or not, but if it is, it’s been a remarkable one. His contributions to our organization have really been beyond what we could have expected when we signed him, from the elite play to what we saw at the front end of the contract he signed here to his clubhouse influence and perspective he’s been able to provide our team over the last couple of years.”


(AP) — In a couple weeks, Bradley Beal’s future might look a lot clearer.

At this point, the Washington star isn’t tipping his hand.

When asked Saturday about how he expects the start of free agency to go, he replied: “Crazy probably – like it always is.”

When asked how he expects his own contract situation to play out, his response was the same: “My situation? Crazy probably.”

The Wizards’ offseason hinges on what Beal ultimately does. With a player option next season, he can become a free agent, and although he indicated earlier this year he was leaning toward re-signing with Washington, there are certainly other teams that would gladly have him.

That was made clear when Beal was asked how many people have tried to recruit him to their teams.

“A lot,” he said. “You know I can’t give you names.”

Beal was at a ribbon-cutting event Saturday for the Benjamin Banneker basketball court refurbishment project in Washington. Beal, who won the 2018-19 NBA Cares Community Assist Award, told the youngsters in attendance he wanted the courts to be something the community could enjoy.

“When I first started playing, when I was you guys’ size, this is where I started,” he said. “We were outside playing from sunup to sundown.”

Later, when talking to reporters, Beal was asked what his presence at the event said about his commitment to being in Washington.

“I don’t intertwine the two,” he said. “It’s love that I’ve received from day one. The city has accepted me since a rookie, and here I am going into year 11, and it’s the same love, if not more. I’ve always just tried to pay that back in one way or another.”

Beal, who turns 29 later this month, has played his whole career with Washington, averaging at least 22 points per game in each of the past six seasons. That included a career-high average of 31.3 points in 2020-21.

The Wizards traded Russell Westbrook before last season, leaving Beal as the team’s undisputed star. He averaged 23.2 ppg, but his season ended early when he had surgery in February on his left wrist. Washington went 35-47.

The Wizards acquired Kristaps Porzingis around the time Beal went down, so if Beal stays, they’ll have a chance to see that pairing in action. Beal looked a little rusty at Saturday’s event. When he was asked to take a ceremonial first shot, he missed two attempts before making one.

However, he said his recovery from that wrist operation is going well. He said he has 80-90% of his range of motion back.

“The rest is going to be strengthening and stuff,” he said. “I’m cleared to do stuff on the court now, which is good.”


(AP) — The four-time major champion and former No. 1-ranked player posted a photo of herself on a grass court and wrote on Twitter: “my Achilles still isn’t right so I’ll see you next time.”

Osaka has not played an official match since losing in the first round of the French Open to Amanda Anisimova 7-5, 6-4 on May 24. During that match, for which she said she took a painkiller, Osaka tried to stretch her tendon by tugging on the toe of her shoe at changeovers and squatting to flex her lower leg between points.

After that defeat, Osaka said she was leaning toward missing Wimbledon because the professional tennis tours aren’t ranking points awarded – a response to the All England Club’s decision to bar all players from Russia and Belarus over the war in Ukraine.

“I’m not sure why, but I feel like if I play Wimbledon without points, it’s more like an exhibition. I know this isn’t true, right? But my brain just like feels that way. Whenever I think something is like an exhibition, I just can’t go at it 100%,” Osaka said then. “I didn’t even make my decision yet, but I’m leaning more towards not playing, given the current circumstances.”

Eugenie Bouchard, who was the runner-up at the All England Club in 2014, announced Friday on social media that she would not play at Wimbledon because there are no ranking points available. Bouchard is working her way back from surgery on her right shoulder.

Osaka did not play at Wimbledon a year ago as part of a mental health break she took after pulling out of the French Open before her second-round match.

She has not won a match at the All England Club since getting to the third round in 2018. Osaka lost in the first round of Wimbledon in 2019, and the tournament was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

All four of Osaka’s Grand Slam titles came on hard courts: at the U.S. Open in 2018 and 2020 and at the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.

The 24-year-old Osaka has played only 17 matches this season and her ranking fell to No. 43 this week.


Third-ranked Lafayette Central Catholic scored twice in the bottom half of the first inning which proved to be all it needed to snag a record eighth state championship with its 4-1 win over unranked Tecumseh.

In the first, the Knights’ Owen Munn led off with a double down right field line. Evan Dienhart then bunted back to the pitcher who overthrew the first baseman which allowed Munn to score while Dienhart advanced to second. Dienhart later stole third base and scored on Ryan Schummer’s sacrifice fly to centerfield.

It was all the Knights (27-6) would eventually need as the team won a record-tying eighth state championship (tied LaPorte and Andrean). All eight have come under the guidance of 25th-year coach Tim Bordenet. LCC is 8-2 all-time in state championship games.

Tecumseh (19-13) pulled within 2-1 in the fourth inning when Brody Julian scored from third on a fielding error by the Central Catholic shortstop. The Braves were able to load the bases with one out but winning pitcher Ben Mazur (9-1) struck out the next batter and induced a fly out to centerfield to end the uprising.

Central Catholic added runs in the fourth and fifth innings to provide the final margin.

Tecumseh, which was looking for its second baseball title (2003), was looking for the school’s third state championship of the school year and matching the softball team’s title of last weekend. The Braves were coached by fifth-year leader Ted Thompson.

Central Catholic’s Justin Brady named Mental Attitude recipient
Following the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee announced Justin Brady of Lafayette Central Catholic High School as the recipient of this year’s Phil Gardner Mental Attitude Award in Class 1A Baseball.

The first baseman for the Knights, Justin is a two-sport, four-year athlete starting for both the football and baseball teams. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.89 GPA. He was president of Central Catholic’s Champions Together program for Special Olympians, was senior class vice president and member of the National Honor Society.

Justin is the son of Scott and Cathy Brady of Lafayette, Indiana, and will attend Purdue University to study Accounting in the fall.

The award is annually presented to an outstanding senior participant in each state championship game who has best demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in baseball.

The award is named in honor of retired IHSAA Assistant Commissioner Phil Gardner who served 27 years with the IHSAA. He spent 18 years as a member of its Board of Directors and nine more years as assistant commissioner administering the baseball state tournament during that time.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented $1,000 to the general scholarship fund at Central Catholic High School in the name of Justin Brady.

Penn pitcher Ben Gregory threw a gem shutting down a hot Cathedral offense for a 3-0 victory in the 4A state championship game.

Gregory (4-1) threw a complete game allowing just three hits and struck out seven Irish batters. Cathedral had entered the championship game scoring 10 or more runs in each of its last five games.

The Kingsmen (26-6) scored in the first, second and fourth innings to win their 12th straight contest and ended the season on top in 14 of their final 15.

It was the fifth baseball state championship for Penn and its first since 2015, all of which have come with 35th year coach Greg Dikos leading the team. Cathedral won the 2017 title matchup between the two schools.

Cathedral (18-11-2), under sixth year coach Ed Freije, was looking for the fourth state title for the program and fell shy of becoming just the second team to win the triple crown of a football, basketball and baseball title in the same year. Fort Wayne Bishop Luers in 2007-08 remains the only school to achieve the feat.

Penn’s Ben Gregory named Mental Attitude recipient
Following the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee announced Ben Gregory of Penn High School as the recipient of this year’s Bob Gardner Mental Attitude Award in Class 4A Baseball.

Ben is an outstanding student recently graduating Magna Cum Laude with a 4.1 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.

After a terrific junior season as Penn’s number one pitcher, earning the MVP Award from his team and the Northern Indiana Conference, Ben had to undergo surgery on his Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) last September. With a diligent rehabilitation, he worked showed resilience working his back. Coming into today, nine months post-surgery, he has thrown 417 pitches in 27 innings, coming in clutch during the state tournament and starting on the mound in the championship game.

Ben is the son of Chad and Laura Gregory of Granger, Indiana. He plans to attend Maryville University of St. Louis to play baseball and study Sports Business Management.

The award is annually presented to an outstanding senior participant in each state championship game who has best demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in baseball. This is the first year the award has been named in honor of Bob Gardner, who served as commissioner of the IHSAA from 1995-2000 and spent a total of 15 and a half years on the IHSAA Executive Staff.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented $1,000 to the general scholarship fund at Penn High School in the name of Ben Gregory.


The Indiana Fever welcome the Chicago Sky to Indiana Farmers Coliseum for the second of three matchups this season.

In the first meeting on May 24 at Wintrust Arena, Chicago defeated Indiana, 95-90. The high-scoring affair saw eleven players total finish in double figures, including Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell ending the night with 25 points, highlighted by 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Mitchell enters the weekend as the third-leading scorer in the WNBA at 19.2 points per game.

Last time out in the Coliseum saw Indiana drop a 93-80 decision to the Phoenix Mercury. Kelsey Mitchell led the way for the Fever on Wednesday as well, scoring 19 points in the second half on the way to a 26-point performance. In her franchise record-breaking 139th consecutive game played, Mitchell recorded her 10th game of the season with at least 20 points.

For the Sky, they enter Indianapolis coming off a 106-100 overtime win at home to the Atlanta Dream. Even without forward Candace Parker due to a knee injury, Chicago hit a season-high 14 three-pointers. They were led by forward Kahleah Copper, who led all scorers with 23 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Following Sunday, Indiana will hit the road for four games starting on Thursday at the Dallas Wings at 8 p.m. ET. All four road games will be streamed on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

Injury Report

Fever – None

Sky – TBD

Probable Starters

Indiana Fever (4-13)

F – Victoria Vivians (11.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 28.1 mpg)

F – NaLyssa Smith (12.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 30.0 mpg)

C – Queen Egbo (7.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 24.5 mpg)

G – Kelsey Mitchell (19.2 ppg, 3.8 apg, 32.8 mpg)

G – Danielle Robinson (8.1 ppg, 4.1 apg, 25.1 mpg)

Chicago Sky (10-4)

F – Kahleah Copper (13.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 29.8 mpg)

F – Emma Meesseman (13.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 29.6 mpg)

C – Azurá Stevens (10.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 21.8 mpg)

G – Allie Quigley (9.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 25.7 mpg)

G – Courtney Vandersloot (11.1 ppg, 7.0 apg, 27.4 mpg)

Extra Notes

The Fever are 36-24 all-time against the Sky.

Sky guard Julie Allemand will come to Indianapolis for the first time as a visitor after being drafted by the Fever in 2016 and playing her rookie year with the team in 2020.

Fever rookie guard Destanni Henderson leads the league in three-point percentage at 48.6 percent.

Broadcast Information

Livestream: Indiana Fever Facebook Page

Pat Boylan (play-by-play), Bria Goss (analyst)


1846       Alexander Cartwright’s New York Knickerbockers plays its first game against an opposing club, losing 23-1 to the New York Nine at Elysian Fields in New Jersey. The contest considered the first organized baseball game to use the Cartwright’s rules, which featured foul territory, outs made by tagging runners, and three outs per side.

1903       In Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood, a baby boy weighing nearly 14 pounds becomes the second child of four born to German immigrants Heinrich and Christina Gehrig. The parents name their only surviving child Lou, a future Hall of Fame first baseman for the Yankees, lauded for his exceptional play, durability, and courage battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which will become synonymous with his name.

1927       Jack Scott becomes the last pitcher to go the distance in both ends of a doubleheader. The 35-year-old Phillies right-hander, who will compile a 9-20 record, beats Cincinnati in the opener, 3-1, but loses the nightcap, 3-0, in the Redlands Field twin bill.

1941       Joe DiMaggio goes 3-for-3 against the White Sox to extend his consecutive game hit streak to 32. The Yankee Clipper’s perfect day at the plate, which includes two singles and a home run, contributes to the Bronx Bombers’ 7-2 victory over the Pale Hose at Yankee Stadium.

1942       For the first and only time in a career that spans 1,787 contests, Joe DiMaggio strikes out three times in a game. Indians’ hurler Mel Harder does the deed in the Tribe’s 5-4 victory over the Yankees at Cleveland Stadium.

1942       Boston outfielder Paul Waner singles off Pirate Rip Sewell to collect his 3000th hit in the team’s 7-6 loss to the Pirates at Braves Field. The 39 year-old ‘Big Poison’ becomes the seventh major leaguer to accomplish this feat and the first to do it since 1925.

1952       Carl Erskine throws a no-hitter against the Cubs in the Dodgers’ 5-0 victory at Ebbets Field. A third-inning walk to the opposing pitcher, which accounts for the only runner to reach base, may have resulted from skipper Chuck Dressen telling the 25-year-old right-hander to speed up his pitches due to an impending storm.

1961       Roger Maris’ homer leading off the ninth inning off Kansas City pitcher Jim Archer puts the Yankees up by a run, but the A’s will score twice in the bottom of the frame for a 4-3 victory at Municipal Stadium. The ‘Rajah’s’ 25th round-tripper of the season puts him seven games ahead of Babe Ruth’s record pace.

1963       At Yankee Stadium, the Mayor’s Trophy Game is revived, with the cellar-dwelling Mets beating the mighty Yanks, 6-2. Before leaving for the West Coast, the Dodgers would play the Bronx Bombers in the annual midsummer exhibition contest to raise money for sandlot baseball teams.

1963       In his first major league at-bat, Gates Brown delivers a pinch-hit home run in the Tigers’ 9-2 loss to Boston at Fenway Park. The homer will be the first of 16 round-trippers the Tiger outfielder will hit coming off the bench during his 13-year career in Detroit.

1972       At Three Rivers Stadium, Roberto Clemente hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to become the Pirates’ all-time RBI leader. The Pittsburgh right fielder’s three ribbies in the 13-3 drubbing of the Dodgers give the future Hall of Famer a total of 1,274 runs batted in for the Bucs.

1973       In different games, the Reds’ Pete Rose and Dodger Willie Davis both collect their 2,000th career hit. The Cincinnati infielder, known as ‘Charlie Hustle,’ reaches the milestone with a single against the Giants in the Reds’ 4-0 victory at Candlestick Park, and the LA outfielder, known as 3-Dog, reaches the plateau in front of the home crowd with a two-run home run in the team’s 3-0 victory over Atlanta.

1974       Steve Busby tosses his second no-hitter in 14 months, giving up just one walk, beating the Brewers, 2-0, in the first-ever no-no thrown by a Kansas City hurler at Royals Stadium. Last season, the 23-year-old right-hander as a rookie held Detroit hitless in a 3-0 complete-game victory at Tiger Stadium for the team’s first no-hitter in franchise history.

1977       Before the game, White Sox’s first baseman Lamar Johnson sings the National Anthem, entertaining the hometown fans at Comiskey Park. The 26-year-old infielder continues to strike the right notes, collecting all of Chicago’s hits, two home runs and a double, in the team’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.

1977       The Red Sox, with five home runs in an 11-1 win against the Yankees, set a major league mark by hitting a total of 16 round-trippers in three consecutive games, including five yesterday and six the day before. The power surge at Fenway Park provides the energy needed for a three-game sweep of the Bronx Bombers, who do not hit any round-trippers during their trio of contests in Boston.

1989       Dwight Gooden, with the Mets’ 5-3 victory over the Expos, wins his 100th career game. Doc’s 100-37 career total at the century mark is second only to Hall of Famer Whitey Ford’s 100-36 start with the Yankees in 1958.

1990       Gary Carter breaks a National League mark when he catches his 1,862nd career game in the Giants’ 4-3 loss to San Diego. The ‘Kid’ surpasses Al Lopez, who had established the record for backstops in 1946, after playing 18 seasons in the Senior Circuit with the Dodgers, Braves, and Pirates.

1990       Don Robinson becomes the first hurler to pinch-hit a home run since 1971 when he goes deep off Padres’ southpaw Bruce Hurst, batting for Ed Vosberg in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Giants’ right-hander does not stay in the Candlestick Park contest to pitch, an eventual 4-3 loss to the Friars.

1994       Wally Kaname Yonamine, a three-time batting champ and former Central League MVP, becomes the first American to be inducted into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame as a player. The Hawaiian native, who also played in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers, was the first American to join a team in Japan after World War II.

1994       In a 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays in Detroit, the Tigers tie the Yankees’ major league record by homering in their 25th consecutive game. Mickey Tettleton’s second-inning shot deep into the right-field upper deck equals the 53-year-old mark.

1995       Darryl Strawberry signs a one-year contract with the Yankees despite being under a sixty-day suspension for drug abuse. During his five seasons in the Bronx, the southpaw-swinging slugger will contribute to the team’s tremendous success in the late ’90s.

1996       Copper Kings infielder Jim Kerr hits the first home run in Devil Rays history. The 21-year-old former Yankees farmhand goes deep in the Buttes Pioneer League opener against Idaho Falls.

1996       Cardinals infielder Ozzie Smith, considered the best all-time defensive shortstop, announces he will retire at the end of the season. In his first year of eligibility, the writers elect the 15-time All-Star infielder to the Hall of Fame.

1996       In the first game played by a minor league affiliate of Tampa Bay’s new expansion team, the GCL Devil Rays lose to the GCL Yankees 10-1. A record crowd of 7,582 is in attendance at Al Lang Stadium to see 18-year-old right-hander Pablo Ortega throw the first pitch in franchise history.

1999       Former Negro League legend Ted Radcliffe becomes the oldest player to appear in a professional baseball game. At the age of 96 in a Northern League game, ‘Double Duty’ takes the mound for the Schaumburg Flyers and throws one pitch to Fargo-Moorhead DH Matt Faulken before leaving the game to a standing ovation at Alexian Field.

2001       At Jacobs Field, Ellis Burks hits three solo home runs, beginning with one in the sixth, followed by an eighth-inning round-tripper, and then delivers once more in the bottom of the twelfth. Unfortunately, the Indians DH’s home run heroics prove not enough when Minnesota beats the Tribe, 10-9, in 12 innings.

2003       During a College World Series contest against Stanford, a pitch strikes Cal State Fullerton shortstop Justin Turner on the left side of his face as he attempts to bunt. Then, adding insult to injury, the future Mets infielder also suffers a broken ankle when he unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting hit by the 87-mph fastball thrown by Matt Manship.

2003       Reds hurler Paul Wilson, trying to lay down a sacrifice bunt, takes exception to a pitch that moves inside and glances off the catcher’s glove. As the ball is retrieved, he starts jawing with Kyle Farnsworth and then charges the mound, where he is pummeled by the Cubs reliever, igniting a bench-clearing brawl.

2007       On the bus ride to Shea Stadium to take on the Mets in an interleague contest, Twins’ color commentator Bert Blyleven says he will have his head shaved if tonight’s starter, Johan Santana, throws a complete-game shutout. The left-hander from Venezuela will shave the broadcaster’s head after going the distance in Minnesota’s 9-0 victory over New York’s National League team.

2008       The Braves set a major league mark when they drop their record 22nd straight one-run decision on the road when Texas rallies for a 5-4 victory at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Royals established the previous record of 21 during a stretch spanning over the 2000-01 seasons.

2008       At KeySpan Park, 22-year-old Staten Island Yankee ambidextrous hurler Pat Venditte Jr. pitches a scoreless ninth inning in his first minor league appearance, including striking out a very frustrated Ralph Henriquez to end the game. Delaying the game to adjust his shin guard each time he changes batter boxes, the Brooklyn Cyclones switch-hitter is told by the umpiring crew first to select from which side of the plate he intended to hit, and then the pitcher declaring which arm he would use to pitch.

2008       The Mariners fire manager John McLaren after the potential playoff team gets off to a 25-47 start. Bench coach Jim Riggleman becomes the club’s fifth manager in the past six seasons, guiding the eventual fourth-place club to a 36-54 (.400) record for the remainder of the season.

2010       The Pirates fire a mascot who participates in the in-game pierogi race due to the criticism of the team’s upper management posted on his Facebook page. The 24-year-old, who Pittsburgh will reinstate, is offered a position by the Washington Wild Things of the Frontier League, an independent baseball organization, to become one of its racing hot dogs.

2011       After less than one season in the dugout, Edwin Rodriguez unexpectedly resigns as the manager of the struggling last-place Marlins, who have dropped 17 of 18 contests this month. During his brief tenure with Florida, the first Puerto Rican-born manager in major league history compiled a 78-86 record with the team.

2013       Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 first-year player draft, is introduced by the Astros at a Minute Maid Park press conference. The Stanford right-hander, a Houston native and a fan of the team growing up, will receive a $6.35 million signing bonus, which is significantly less than the assigned slot value of $7.8 million.

2015       After being suspended last season, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 29th major leaguer to collect his 3,000th hit when he blasts a first-inning solo home run off Detroit ace Justin Verlander in the team’s 7-2 victory at Yankee Stadium. The Bronx Bombers’ DH joins Derek Jeter, the last person to reach the magic number, and Wade Boggs as the only players to hit a round-tripper to reach the historic milestone.

2015       Due to the recent racially motivated massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, SC, the Pioneer League’s Orem Owlz, the Rookie Affiliate of the Angels located in Utah, cancels its Brent Brown Ballpark’s “Caucasian Heritage Night” scheduled for August 10. The team issued an apology, stating the intention of the misconstrued promotion was to make fun of everyday normalcies, with planned festivities including serving burgers on Wonder Bread with mayonnaise and showing clips from Seinfeld and Friends about TV characters trying to solve the vertical leaping challenge. 2015        

“@Yankeefan98 I’ll give him the finger and a dummy ball. That man deserves favors from no one, least of all a fan.” – Zack Hample, a Tweet from the fan who caught A-Rod’s 3000th hit. Zack Hample, the author of How to Snag Major League Baseballs: More Than 100 Tested Tips That Really Work, catches Alex Rodriguez’s 3,000th hit, a first-inning solo home run to right field off Detroit ace Justin Verlander. Hample, not a big fan of the New York slugger, will hold on to the historic horsehide for a week, before receiving perks from the Yankees for catching the ball, including getting the team to donate a significant amount of money to Pitch In for Baseball, a charity that gives equipment to the underprivileged kids.

2019       Shohei Ohtani becomes the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle. The 24-year-old DH singles in the seventh inning to complete the rare feat in the Angels’ 5-3 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

2019       In an attempt to break out of a batting slump, Gerardo Parra, signed by the Nationals in May, changes his walkup music, choosing Pinkfong’s Baby Shark, a favorite of his two-year-old daughter. The reserve outfielder stays with the children’s song after hitting a home run, starting a tradition at Nationals Park that finds thousands of fans and players in the dugout snapping their arms like the jaws of a shark in time with the music.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS June 19, 2022

1846 First officially recognised baseball game (played by Cartwright Rules) – NY Nines 23 defeat Knickerbockers 1 at Hoboken, New Jersey

1867 1st Belmont Stakes: Gilbert Gilpatrick aboard Ruthless wins in 3:05

1894 28th Belmont: Willie Simms aboard Henry of Navarre wins in 1:56.5

1897 US National Championship Women’s Tennis: 1895 title holder Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion Elisabeth Moore 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3

1908 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Scotsman James Braid wins his 4th Championship by 8 strokes from Tom Ball

1914 British Open Men’s Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor

1936 German boxer Max Schmeling KOs up-and-coming American heavyweight Joe Louis in 12 rounds at Yankee Stadium, New York

1936 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown

1937 LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Beverly CC: Helen Hicks wins the first of her 2 major titles, defeating amateur Bea Barrett 6 & 5 in the final

1938 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris, France: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary, 4-1

1938 Paul Waner (Pirates) homers off Pete Sivess (Phillies) in DH

1938 Reds Johnny Vander Meer extends his string of hitless baseball innings to 21 2/3 before Debs Garms singles for Boston in 4th

1942 Paul Waner is 7th to get 3,000 baseball hits

1943 NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles & Pittsburgh Steelers merge, (dissolves on Dec 5)

1946 1st TV sports/boxing spectacular-Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn

1952 Bkln Dodger Carl Erskine no-hits Chicago Cubs, 5-0

1954 US Open Men’s Golf, Baltusrol GC: Ed Furgol wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Gene Littler

1955 US Open Men’s Golf, Olympic CC: Jack Fleck wins an 18-hole playoff by 3 strokes to claim his only major title and deny Ben Hogan a record fifth US Open title

1955 Mickey Mantle hits career HR # 100

1955 Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs, 1-0 in 15 innings; ties longest shutout in club history

1961 NY Yankee Roger Maris hits his 25th of 61 HRs

1973 Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) and Willie Davis (LA Dodgers) both record 2,000th MLB career hit; Rose, a single in 4-0 win vs SF Giants; Davis, a HR in 3-0 win vs Atlanta Braves

1974 KC Royals pitcher Steve Busby throws his 2nd career no-hitter; beats Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0

1977 US Open Golf, Southern Hills CC: Hubert Green shoots 2-under 278 to beat Lou Graham by 1 stroke

1977 MLB Cleveland Indians fire manager Frank Robinson and replace him with Jeff Torborg

1977 Red Sox set 3 game record of 16 HRs, all against Yanks

1979 In NYC 36,211 show up to witness return of Billy Martin as manager of the New York Yankees

1985 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

1987 Gay Kelleway rides 12-1 shot Sprowston Boy to win the two-mile six-furlong Queen Alexandra Stakes; becomes first female jockey to ride a winner at England’s Royal Ascot Racecourse

1989 Mets Dwight Gooden wins his 100th game (100-37)

1990 Gary Carter catches his 1,862nd career game breaks Al López’s NL mark

1991 NY Yankee Steve Howe records his 1st major league save since 1987

1992 Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1999 Stanley Cup, Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY: Dallas Stars edge Buffalo Sabres, 2-1 in triple overtime for 4-2 series win; Brett Hull clinches series with infamous “No Goal” ruling

2000 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 116-111 in Game 6 to win the franchise’s first title in 12 years; MVP: Shaquille O’Neal

2005 Michael Schumacher wins controversial United States Formula 1 Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule of F1 safety and tyre rules

2005 US Open Men’s Golf, Pinehurst CC: Michael Campbell of New Zealand holds off a charging Tiger Woods to clinch his only major title by 2 shots

2006 Stanley Cup Final, PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC: Carolina Hurricanes beat Edmonton Oilers, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory; Hurricane’s first Championship

2011 US Open Men’s Golf, Congressional CC: Irishman Rory McIlroy wins by 8 strokes ahead of Australian Jason Day; sets 11 tournament records, including lowest total 72-hole score (268) and lowest total under par (−16)

2016 US Open Men’s Golf, Oakmont CC, PA: Despite controversial penalty on the 5th green, Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk & Scott Piercy

2016 NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win first title beating defending champion Golden State Warriors, 93-89 in Game 7; first team to overcome 3–1 deficit; MVP: LeBron James


Texas vs Texas A&M2:00pmESPN
Notre Dame vs Oklahoma7:00pmESPN2
US Open10:00amUSA
US Open12:00pmNBC
Philadelphia at Washington12:05pmNBCS-PHI
San Francisco at Pittsburgh1:35pmNBCS-BAY
St. Louis at Boston1:35pmMLBN
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Tampa Bay at Baltimore1:35pmMASN/2
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NY Yankees at Toronto1:37pmMLBN
Milwaukee at Cincinnati1:40pmBally Sports
Miami at NY Mets1:40pmSNY
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Texas at Detroit1:40pmBally Sports
Atlanta at Chi. Cubs2:20pmMARQ
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San Diego at Colorado3:10pmBally Sports
Kansas City at Oakland4:07pmBally Sports
LA Angels at Seattle4:10pmMLBN
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Cleveland at LA Dodgers4:10pmMLBN
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Minnesota at Arizona4:10pmMLBN
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LA Angels at Seattle4:10pmBally Sports
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Chi. White Sox at Houston7:00pmESPN
Formula One: Canadian Grand Prix2:00pmESPN
NHRA: Thunder Valley Nationals3:00pmFOX
MLS: Atlanta United vs Inter Miami3:00pmESPN2
Brasileirão: Corinthians vs Goiás3:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Atlético Mineiro vs Flamengo3:00pmParamount+
NWSL: Portland Thorns vs Orlando Pride3:00pmParamount+
NWSL: NJ/NY Gotham FC vs San Diego Wave4:00pmParamount+
NWSL: North Carolina Courage vs Houston Dash5:00pmParamount+
MLS: New York City vs Colorado Rapids5:00pmESPN+
Argentina Primera División: Unión Santa Fe vs River Plate5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Internacional vs Botafogo5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Fluminense vs Avaí6:00pmParamount+
MLS: Nashville SC vs Sporting KC6:00pmFS1
MLS: New England vs Minnesota United8:00pmESPN+
Michigan at Pittsburgh4:00pmUSA
New Orleans at Houston8:30pmFS1
Seattle at New York12:00pmESPN
Connecticut at Washington2:00pmCBS
Minnesota at Las Vegas6:00pmCBSSN


American League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees4916.75429 – 720 – 924 – 1017 – 55 – 19 – 1W 9
Toronto3728.5691220 – 1417 – 1411 – 149 – 714 – 54 – 6L 3
Tampa Bay3629.5541321 – 1315 – 1611 – 106 – 912 – 94 – 6W 1
Boston3531.53014.516 – 1619 – 157 – 146 – 719 – 76 – 4L 1
Baltimore2938.4332116 – 1613 – 2214 – 197 – 104 – 65 – 5L 1
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Minnesota3829.56720 – 1418 – 1511 – 917 – 109 – 76 – 4W 1
Cleveland3328.541216 – 1017 – 185 – 512 – 89 – 88 – 2L 1
Chi White Sox3132.492513 – 1718 – 1511 – 1110 – 126 – 65 – 5W 1
Detroit2540.3851217 – 228 – 187 – 1111 – 142 – 103 – 7W 1
Kansas City2341.35913.512 – 2111 – 204 – 911 – 174 – 76 – 4W 3
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston4025.61517 – 1123 – 143 – 612 – 321 – 125 – 5L 1
Texas3134.477914 – 1817 – 165 – 87 – 515 – 185 – 5L 1
LA Angels3236.4719.517 – 1815 – 186 – 146 – 215 – 125 – 5W 2
Seattle2938.4331215 – 1714 – 216 – 147 – 612 – 133 – 7L 2
Oakland2245.328197 – 2515 – 208 – 126 – 146 – 142 – 8L 2
National League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets4423.65723 – 921 – 1421 – 77 – 313 – 106 – 4W 3
Atlanta3729.5616.520 – 1417 – 1513 – 1011 – 89 – 88 – 2L 2
Philadelphia3631.537819 – 1717 – 1412 – 154 – 213 – 108 – 2W 5
Miami2835.4441415 – 1413 – 2116 – 112 – 46 – 145 – 5L 3
Washington2346.3332211 – 2612 – 205 – 247 – 79 – 112 – 8L 8
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
St. Louis3829.56721 – 1317 – 164 – 619 – 109 – 56 – 4W 1
Milwaukee3730.552115 – 1222 – 1811 – 1321 – 113 – 54 – 6W 2
Pittsburgh2539.39111.513 – 1912 – 203 – 510 – 2211 – 91 – 9L 2
Chi Cubs2540.3851213 – 2412 – 163 – 213 – 157 – 142 – 8W 2
Cincinnati2342.3541412 – 1911 – 233 – 510 – 156 – 173 – 7L 3
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers4024.62520 – 1120 – 139 – 88 – 514 – 85 – 5W 1
San Diego4126.6120.517 – 1324 – 1311 – 619 – 1010 – 96 – 4L 2
San Francisco3727.578319 – 1418 – 1313 – 107 – 611 – 98 – 2W 2
Arizona3136.46310.516 – 1915 – 1712 – 1010 – 115 – 135 – 5L 1
Colorado2937.4391218 – 1911 – 188 – 166 – 410 – 115 – 5W 2

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot