INDIANA HS BASEBALL SECTIONAL SCORES
GREENFIELD CENTRAL 11 RICHMOND 3
WESTVILLE 10 CHRISTIAN 0
FREMONT 2 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 0
MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 16 HAST 0
MORRISTOWN 7 GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 6
GLENN 8 CULVER ACADEMY 0
TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN 13 TINDLEY 0
PENN 3 WARSAW 1
HIGHLANDS 10 MERRIVILLE 3
CHATARD 14. INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON 0
WAPAHANI 8 MONROE CENTRAL 4
HOMESTEAD 4 COLUMBIA CITY 0
ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 3 HAMMOND NOLL 1
OAK HILL 18 MARION 2
NEW ALBANY 6 JEFFERSONVILLE 5
SOUTH BEND ADAMS 6 PLYMOUTH 1
FAIRFIELD 5 LAVILLE 1
EASTSIDE 5 ADAMS CENTRAL 2
SCOTTSBURG 7 CHARLESTOWN 0
PROVIDENCE 10 CLARKSVILLE 0
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 4 FORT WAYNE LUERS 3
BOONE GROVE 5 HEBRON 2
HARRISON 6 KOKOMO 0
CASTLE 13 EVANSVILLE NORTH 3
FORT WAYNE SNYDER 13 FORT WAYNE NORTHRUP 2
NORTH POSEY 9 S. SPENCER 8
MORGAN TWP. 37 21ST CENTURY CHARTER 0
MOUNT VERNON 4 PENDLETON HEIGHTS 2
NORWELL 9 MISSISSINEWA 2
SOUTHERN WELLS 2 DALEVILLE 0
HANOVER CENTRAL 9 KANKAKEE VALLEY 1
CASTON 3 N. WHITE 2
LAWRENCE NORTH 7 BEN DAVIS 6
OREGON DAVIS 16 TRITON 3
WAWASEE 10 LAKELAND 4
GREENSBURG 5 LAWRENCEBURG 4
ANDREAN 10 GRIFFITH 2
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 23 SOUTHWESTERN 3
NORTHRIDGE 8 CONCORD 0
FORT WAYNE WAYNE 5 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 4
CORYDON CENTRAL 10 N. HARRISON 4
EVANSVILLE HARRISON 14 JASPER 1
LAKE CENTRAL 8 MUNSTER 5
NEW PRAIRIE 20 SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON 0
AUSTIN 11 CRAWFORD COUNTY 0
WESTVIEW 8 BREMEN 1
LEO 8 ANGOLA 5
BEECH GROVE 11 SHORTRIDGE 0
CARROLL 9 WABASH 2
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 3 SEYMOUR 1
WOODLAN 4 BLUFFTON 0
LAPORTE 3 MISHAWAKA 2
FRANKTON 11 WINCHESTER 0
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 15 IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY 4
NEW CASTLE 4 HAMILTON HEIGHTS 3
WHEELER 4 WHITING 0
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 10 KNIGHTSTOWN 5
NORTH MIAMI 10 SOUTHWOOD 6
MCCUTCHEON 11 LAFAYETTE JEFF 4
NORTHWOOD 5 JIMTOWN 3
CARROLL 12 DEKALB 3
CALUMET NEW TECH 20 GARY WEST 3
NORTH CENTRAL 7 INDIANAPOLIS TECH 0
TRI CENTRAL 14 ANDERSON PREP ACADEMY 5
ZIONSVILLE 3 WESTFIELD 2
FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 12 ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 6
WHITKO 7 MANCHESTER 3
SOUTH-CENTRAL 15 LACROSSE 3
WINAMAC 5 N. NEWTON 4
FRANKLIN COUNTY 11 RUSHVILLE 3
JAY COUNTY 4 YORKTOWN 3
TERRE HAUTE NORTH 13 DECATUR CENTRAL 6
SCECINA 2 EASTERN HANCOCK 0
LINCOLN 11 TRI 9
BETHANY CHRISTIAN 4 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 2
NEW WASHINGTON 12 CROTHERSVILLE 2
EASTBROOK 5 TAYLOR 1
COWAN 5 LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 0
WHITE RIVER VALLEY 18 EMINENCE 0
SILVER CREEK 9 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 0
ORLEANS 15 CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
FISHERS 5 CARMEL 3
BROWNSBURG 11 PLAINFIELD 2
UNION CITY 4 RANDOLPH SOUTHERN 3
WEST WASHINGTON 2 SHAWE MEMORIAL 0
BATESVILLE 4 S. DEARBORN 1
EASTERN 9 MADISON GRANT 4
MADISON 11 SALEM 1
BLOOMFIELD 5 CLAY CITY 1
INDIANA HS BASEBALL BRACKETS
INDIANA HS SOFTBALL SCORES
ARGOS 11 CULVER COMMUNITY 6
IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY 13 TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN 6
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 17 EVANSVILLE HARRISON 0
WESTVIEW 3 FAIRFIELD 2
KANKAKEE VALLEY 4 GLENN 0
YORKTOWN 8 DELTA 0
JIMTOWN 6 WAWASEE 1
COLUMBIA CITY 8 HUNTINGTON NORTH 5
NOBLESVILLE 5 CARMEL 4
NORTHRIDGE 14 CONCORD 4
WOODLAN 12 FORT WAYNE LUERS 2
MORGAN TWP. 2 KOUTS 1
TECUMSEH 5 NE DUBOIS 1
EASTERN 4 PROVIDENCE 0
HAUSER 4 RISING SUN 3
NORTH POSEY 10 PERRY CENTRAL 0
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 13 MORRISTOWN 0
CASTLE 6 JASPER 0
DANVILLE 19 BREBEUF 0
ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 6 WHEELER 0
CORYDON CENTRAL 5 CHARLESTOWN 2
INDIANA DEAF 22 RIVERSIDE 6
WEST WASHINGTON 3 LANESVILLE 2
FRANKLIN COUNTY 9 RUSHVILLE 1
PIKE CENTRAL 4 GIBSON SOUTHERN 0
GUERIN CATHOLIC 5 NEW CASTLE 0
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 5 FLOYD CENTRAL 1
BREMEN 20 PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 5
ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4 FREMONT 2
SOUTH-CENTRAL 16 ARGOS 0
CONNERSVILLE 6 S. DEARBORN 1
HARRISON 8 LOGANSPORT 0
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 12 IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY 0
COWAN 8 TRI CENTRAL 2
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 3 NEW ALBANY 0
YORKTOWN 1 GUERIN CATHOLIC 0
EASTERN HANCOCK 10 TRITON CENTRAL 0
CROWN POINT 5 VALPARAISO 2
FRANKLIN COUNTY 1 CONNERSVILLE 0
CATHEDRAL 7 CHATARD 0
CASTLE 8 EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 6
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 10 MOUNT VERNON 1
WESTVIEW 1 BREMEN 0
INDIANA HS SOFTBALL BRACKETS
INDIANA GIRLS TENNIS SEMI-STATE BRACKETS: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/girls%20sports/girls%20tennis/2021-22/2021-22%20State%20Championship%20Bracket.pdf
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• Game 1: Miami 118, Boston 107
• Game 2: Boston 127, Miami 102
• Game 3: Miami 109, Boston 103
• Game 4: Boston 102, Miami 82
• Game 5: Boston 93, Miami 80
• Game 6: Miami 111, Boston 103
• Game 7: Boston vs. Miami | Sunday, May 29 | 8:30 ET | ESPN
Series tied 3-3
* if necessary
• Game 1: Golden State 112, Dallas 87
• Game 2: Golden State 126, Dallas 117
• Game 3: Golden State 109, Dallas 100
• Game 4: Dallas 119, Golden State 109
• Game 5: Golden State 120, Dallas 110
> Warriors win series 4-1
* if necessary
NY RANGERS 5 CAROLINA 2 (SERIES TIED 3 – 3
CAROLINA HURRICANES/NEW YORK RANGERS v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Game 1 – June 1: Lightning at Hurricanes/Rangers, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 2 – June 3: Lightning at Hurricanes/Rangers, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 3 – June 5: Hurricanes/Rangers at Lightning, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 4 – June 7: Hurricanes/Rangers at Lightning, 8 p.m. ET (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
*Game 5 – June 9: Lightning at Hurricanes/Rangers, 8 p.m. ET (TBD)
*Game 6 – June 11: Hurricanes/Rangers at Lightning, 8 p.m. ET (TBD)
*Game 7 – June 14: Lightning at Hurricanes/Rangers, 8 p.m. ET (TBD)
* If necessary
EDMONTON OILERS v. COLORADO AVALANCHE
Game 1 – May 31: Oilers at Avalanche, 8 p.m. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 2 – June 2: Oilers at Avalanche, 8 p.m. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 3 – June 4: Avalanche at Oilers, 8 p.m. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
Game 4 – June 6: Avalanche at Oilers, 8 p.m. ET (TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS)
*Game 5 – June 8: Oilers at Avalanche, TBD
*Game 6 – June 10: Avalanche at Oilers, TBD
*Game 7 – June 12: Oilers at Avalanche, TBD
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
CHICAGO CUBS 5 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1
BOSTON 5 BALTIMORE 3
KANSAS CITY 7 MINNESOTA 3
TEXAS 11 OAKLAND 4
CLEVELAND 8 DETROIT 1
TAMPA BAY 3 NY YANKEES 1
BALTIMORE 4 BOSTON 2
TORONTO 6 LA ANGELS 5
SEATTLE 6 HOUSTON 0
WASHINGTON 13 COLORADO 7
ST. LOUIS 8 MILWAUKEE 3
MIAMI 4 ATLANTA 1
CINCINNATI 3 SAN FRANCISCO 2
COLORADO 3 WASHINGTON 2
NY METS 8 PHILADELPHIA 2
LA DODGERS 3 ARIZONA 2
PITTSBURGH 4 SAN DIEGO 2
BOX SCORES: HTTP://HOSTED.STATS.COM/MLB/SCOREBOARD.ASP
MLB WIRE: HTTP://HOSTED.STATS.COM/MLB/WIRE.ASP
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 7 ST. PAUL 4
QUAD CITIES 11 FORT WAYNE 3
QUAD CITIES 6 FORT WAYNE 2
GREAT LAKES 13 SOUTH BEND 10
LAS VEGAS 83 CHICAGO 76
CONNECTICUT 79 WASHINGTON 71
NEW JERSEY 20 TAMPA BAY 13
NEW ORLEANS 31 BIRMINGHAM 27 OT
INDIANA 6 MARYLAND 4
RUTGERS 14 INDIANA 2
IOWA 11 PENN STATE 3
IOWA 7 MICHIGAN 3
CENTRAL MICHIGAN 12 BALL STATE 3
MISSOURI STATE 7 EVANSVILLE 6
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 8 EVANSVILLE 5
COLLEGE SOFTBALL – SUPER REGIONALS
FLORIDA 7 VIRGINIA TECH 2
VIRGINIA TECH 6 FLORIDA 0
OKLAHOMA 7 CENTRAL FLORIDA 1
ARIZONA 7 MISSISSIPPI STATE 1
TEXAS 3 ARKANSAS 0
OREGON STATE 2 STANFORD 0
UCLA 8 DUKE 2
ARIZONA STATE 7 NORTHWESTERN 4 (8)
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Shesterkin, Chytil help Rangers top Hurricanes, force Game 7
NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers got off to a strong start and didn’t need a comeback to win another elimination game.
One more like this – but on the road – and they’ll be heading to the Eastern Conference finals.
Igor Shesterkin stopped 37 shots and became the fifth goalie in NHL history to have two assists in a playoff game, and the Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2 on Saturday night to force a deciding Game 7 in their second-round series.
“He made some real key saves for us,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant said. “Obviously the two assists are huge, but I think he was trying to get three there in the third when he passed it up the middle. He’s outstanding. He’s been like that all year for us.”
Tyler Motte and Mika Zibanejad scored in the first period, Filip Chytil had two goals in the second, and Artemi Panarin tallied in the third period to help New York win its fourth straight elimination game, including Games 5, 6, and 7 in the first round against Pittsburgh. They had to rally from a deficit in each of those games.
The Rangers also set a franchise record with their sixth straight home win since a three-OT defeat to the Penguins in Game 1 of that series.
“Didn’t surprise me,” Gallant said. “I knew we’d come out hard and play well. … We jumped on them early, got a couple of goals and that was key.”
Game 7 is back in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday night. The winner will open the Eastern Conference finals at home against Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.
Shesterkin had assists on Zibanejad’s first-period goal and Chytil’s second of the second period to give him three assists in 13 postseason games.
“Tonight was definitely an important game,” Shesterkin said through a translator. “We had to win and that’s exactly what we did. About the two assists, honestly, I think it was mostly the guys that did all the work. I just got them the puck and they delivered.”
Brady Skjei had a goal and an assist, and Vincent Trochek also scored for the Hurricanes. Carolina fell to 0-6 on the road this postseason, becoming the first team in NHL history to lose its first six road games in a postseason.
Antti Raanta was pulled after giving up three goals on 13 shots. Pyotr Kochetkov came on and finished with 10 saves.
There’s one positive for the Hurricanes – and perhaps a bad omen for the Rangers – with Game 7 in Carolina: They’re 7-0 at home in these playoffs.
“We came out pretty raw again,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “We got behind again and that’s where it got tough. … It’s behind us now, we turn the page. The good news is we don’t have to end on that. We have another shot here.”
The Rangers’ win in Game 6 against the Penguins is their only road victory of the postseason, and they’ve been outscored in the three losses at Carolina in this series by a 7-2 margin. That’s a stark contrast to their 12-4 advantage in the three wins at home.
“We have to play how we play at home,” Chytil said. “We found a way to win in Pittsburgh. So, it’s a Game 7 now, so we have to find a way to win the game. … We have to play hard, we have to play our game and don’t focus on any other thing. Just focus on the game and I think we can win the game.”
Leading 4-2, the Rangers had a 5-on-3 power play for nearly a minute early in the third period. Panarin made it 5-2 as he scored from between the circles at 7:43. It was his fourth of the postseason and first since the series winner in overtime of Game 7 of the first round against Pittsburgh.
The Rangers led 2-0 after 20 minutes and added to it early in the second period. Chytil got the puck from Fox, skated up the right side and beat Raanta from the right circle. It ended Raanta’s night as he was replaced by Kochetkov.
Skjei fired a shot past Shesterkin for his fifth career playoff goal and first this year to get the Hurricanes on the scoreboard at 5:05. It came on Carolina’s 18th shot.
Chytil got his second of the night and fourth of the postseason on a backhander past Kochetkov through traffic from the left circle at 6:47 to restore the Rangers’ three-goal lead.
Trochek scored on a rebound in front with 7:13 left in the middle period to pull Carolina to 4-2.
Shesterkin denied Sebastian Aho on a breakaway 7:05 into the game, and then stopped follow shots by Teuvo Teravainen and Aho seconds later to keep the Hurricanes off the scoreboard.
At the other end, Motte gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead as he brought the puck up the ice, skated in and beat Raanta from the left circle at 7:22 for his second of the playoffs – and this series.
Zibanejad extended the Rangers’ lead to 2-0 just shy of the midpoint of the period. He got a pass from Adam Fox, brought the puck across the blue line, deked one defender out of the way, skated in and fired a shot from the right circle through Raanta’s five-hole at 9:51 for his seventh of the postseason.
It gave the Rangers a power-play goal for the fourth straight game, accomplishing the feat in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
F Barclay Goodrow returned to the Rangers lineup for the first time since Game 1 of the first round series against Pittsburgh. He was out with a lower body injury. Kevin Rooney was scratched to make room for Goodrow on the fourth line.
Farmer’s power, Aristides’ arm send Reds past Giants 3-2
CINCINNATI (AP) Right fielder Aristides Aquino threw out pinch-runner Joey Bart at the plate to end the game, and the Cincinnati Reds held off the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Saturday behind Kyle Farmer’s early three-run homer.
Cincinnati extended its winning streak to a season-high four despite playing down a man following the suspension of outfielder Tommy Pham.
The strong-armed Aquino saved this one, nailing Bart trying to score the tying run from second base on Wilmer Flores’ two-out single in the ninth inning.
“Being a former third base coach, you have to send him with two outs,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said. “That kind of hit, everything has to go right for the outfielder to field it cleanly and make not only a strong throw but an accurate throw. The catcher’s got to pick it. You have to go for it but we knew it was coming when he got a good hop.”
Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson did a backward somersault before plate umpire Adam Hamari could make sure he had the ball.
“It’s a tough call, but we and I completely support the decision,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “You have to make the outfielder make that throw. It’s hard to get two hits in a row, and there’s a chance it could be offline.”
The Giants had spent the previous eight innings choosing not to test the arms of Aquino and center fielder Nick Senzel, who kept Evan Longoria from scoring in the second.
Longoria decided against trying to score from second on Donovan Walton’s sharp single to Senzel, and then held on Curt Casali’s bases-loaded fly ball to Aquino in short right field. Mike Yastrzemski also held at second on Darin Ruf’s one-out fly to Aquino in the fifth.
“I wanted them to run on me,” Aquino said. “I had the opportunity and the confidence to make an out. It is always fun when you run hard to the ball and make an out. When I’m on the field, I always anticipate where the ball is going to be hit. If it is hit here, I do that.”
With Brandon Drury and Tyler Stephenson on base and two outs in the first, Farmer launched a shot into the left-center seats for his third home run in the last three games, extending his hitting streak to a Reds season-high eight games.
Farmer, who was 4 for 4 with two homers and five RBIs in Cincinnati’s 20-5 win over the Cubs on Thursday, has driven in eight runs while going 6 for 10 during the last three games since missing three with a sore back.
The at-bat was the first of his career in a regular-season game against Alex Wood, his former University of Georgia and Los Angeles Dodgers teammate and roommate. Woods described Farmer as his “best friend.” The two were traded together with Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig to the Reds before the 2019 season.
“I told him, `You can’t be getting hot right before I face you,'” Wood said with a smile after the game.
“Honestly, it was kind of surreal facing one of your best friends,” Farmer said. “I was more nervous before the game than I’ve been before. I just wanted to have fun with it. It felt weird, but it was so cool.”
Vladimir Gutierrez picked up his first win of the season in his eighth start. Gutierrez (1-6), who entered with the most losses of any major league pitcher without a win, had runners in scoring position in four of his five innings but allowed only one to cross the plate. He gave up six hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
Tony Santillan, Cincinnati’s fourth reliever, got pinch-hitter Thairo Estrada to ground out with two on to end the eighth. Santillan also pitched the ninth for his third save – and second straight that required four outs.
“Tony came in a tough spot to get the last four outs,” Bell said. “He deserved to get out of that. He was throwing the ball really well.”
Major League Baseball suspended Pham on Saturday for three games – retroactive to Friday – and fined him for slapping the Giants’ Joc Pederson during an altercation in the outfield before Friday’s game.
Pederson drove in the Giants’ first run with a double in the third. Evan Longoria made it a one-run game with a sixth-inning homer off reliever Luis Cessa.
Wood (3-4) settled down after the first, allowing only two more hits and four overall with one walk and six strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings against his former team.
The Giants left 11 runners on base.
Senzel and Aquino collided near the right-center wall while chasing down Tommy La Stella’s fly ball in the seventh. Aquino made the catch, and both players stayed in the game.
One day after Kapler declared he would not be on the field for the national anthem for the foreseeable future in a protest over the nation’s political direction following this week’s school shooting in Texas, no uniformed Giant was on the field for Saturday’s rendition.
Senzel and Aquino collided near the right-center wall while chasing down Tommy La Stella’s fly ball in the seventh. Aquino made the catch, and both players stayed in the game.
Giants: Casali was activated from the seven-day concussion list and C Michael Papierski was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. Casali singled leading off the ninth and was lifted for Bart, a fellow catcher.
Reds: OF Max Shrock (left calf strain) was sent to Triple-A Louisville on a rehab assignment. Shrock has been out all season. . LHP Mike Minor threw 79 pitches over six innings for Triple-A Louisville at Omaha on Friday in his fourth rehab start.
Giants RHP Alex Cobb (3-2, 6.25 ERA) gave up 10 hits and six runs in six innings during his last start against the Mets on Monday. Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (2-5, 6.32) allowed nine hits and eight runs over four innings last time out Tuesday against the Cubs.
Thompson outpitches Cueto as Cubs beat White Sox 5-1
CHICAGO (AP) Keegan Thompson insisted he was more lucky than good. Either way, the Chicago Cubs will take what he gave them.
Thompson outpitched Johnny Cueto over five solid innings in a spot start, Frank Schwindel drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs beat the crosstown White Sox 5-1 on Saturday night.
Thompson (5-0) matched his longest outing of the season, allowing one run and five hits at Guaranteed Rate Field. The right-hander struck out four and walked one in his third start and 11th appearance.
Thompson felt he was off in the strike zone and got away with pitches that could have been hit hard. One time he didn’t was when Jake Burger homered.
“I felt like I was kind of all over the place and not really hitting a ton of spots,” Thompson said. “I just got really lucky and missed all the barrels.”
Cubs manager David Ross said Thompson will need a few days off after throwing a season-high 77 pitches. But with 10 games in the next eight days, he could be in line for another start during a busy stretch.
Schwindel capped a two-run first and two-run seventh with two-out RBI singles. His hit to right in the seventh made it 5-1 and chased Cueto (0-1).
Patrick Wisdom also drove in two. Nico Hoerner had three hits and scored a run. The Cubs were aggressive at the plate and on the bases, and they came out on top after giving up their highest run total in 23 years in a 20-5 beating at Cincinnati two days earlier.
The White Sox, pounded by Boston 16-7 on Thursday, fell back below .500 at 22-23 with their third loss in four games.
Cueto gave up five runs and nine hits after tossing six scoreless innings against both Kansas City and the New York Yankees in his first two starts for the South Siders.
“He gave us a chance to win,” manager Tony La Russa said. “Really good chance.”
Burger launched his second homer in three games when he connected off Thompson in the fifth and finished with three hits. Center fielder Adam Engel robbed Willson Contreras of a home run in the Cubs ninth. But it was another frustrating game for the White Sox, particularly at the plate.
La Russa said when the White Sox are patient, opposing pitchers throw strikes and gain the advantage in the count. When they’re aggressive, they tend to chase pitches.
“Darned if you do and, either way,” he said.
The White Sox had won seven of eight against the Cubs, including a two-game sweep at Wrigley Field from May 3-4. But the North Siders struck early, scoring two in the first and another run in the second to go up 3-0, before padding their lead later.
“It was a quick three runs,” Hoerner said. “But to tack them on at the end was really huge.”
The White Sox designated left-hander Dallas Keuchel for assignment. He was 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA in eight starts.
Cubs: OF Seiya Suzuki (sprained left ring finger) was out of the lineup after leaving Thursday’s game. . The Cubs activated OF Clint Frazier (appendicitis) from the 10-day injured list. They also transferred OF Michael Hermosillo (strained left quadriceps) back to the 10-day IL and returned LHP Brandon Hughes to Triple-A Iowa.
White Sox: GM Rick Hahn said he expects two players to go on the restricted list for the team’s three-game series at Toronto that starts Tuesday because they are not vaccinated. . OF Eloy Jimenez (right knee surgery) began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte, though Hahn does not expect him to return to the White Sox during their six-game trip to Toronto and Tampa Bay. . Hahn said OF Luis Robert is improving, though he’s not sure if the Cuban star will return during the Blue Jays series. He expects Robert to be ready when the White Sox visit Tampa Bay. . 3B Yoan Moncada (quad soreness) was out of the lineup for the second consecutive game, though La Russa said he was available to pinch-hit and run.
The two-game series wraps up with RHP Dylan Cease (4-2, 4.24 ERA) pitching for the White Sox against RHP Marcus Stroman (4-2, 4.71). Cease got pounded for seven runs in Tuesday’s 16-3 loss to Boston.
Gorman homers, drives in 4, as Cardinals rout Brewers 8-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) It was quite a day for a pair of childhood friends playing for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Nolan Gorman hit his first major league homer and Matthew Liberatore earned his first major league win, helping St. Louis beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 on Saturday.
“I mean, you know, this team makes it special to by taking us in the shower and dousing us with everything,” Gorman said. “So, it was fun today.”
Liberatore (1-0), the organization’s minor league player of the year for last season, pitched around a couple of Gorman errors in five scoreless innings. He allowed two hits, struck out six and walked three.
“It looked like the game was slow to him, which was good to see the first time at home,” manager Oliver Marmol said. “Good crowd, didn’t make the moment any bigger than it was.”
Gorman and Liberatore have been friends since playing T-ball together in the Phoenix suburbs.
“I think that’s a very fitting way for it to have gone down today and something that I look forward to seeing a lot more of,” Liberatore said.
Gorman had four hits, drove in four runs and scored three times. Paul Goldschmidt had three hits, including a homer, and also drove in four runs while extending his hitting streak to 19 games.
It was the first time the Cardinals had two players with four RBIs in the same game since Sept. 27, 2016, when Aledmys Diaz and Jhonny Peralta accomplished the feat.
Victor Caratini hit a two-run homer for Milwaukee in the ninth. Keston Hiura also went deep.
Gorman’s 449-foot drive cleared the bullpen in right field in the first. With an exit velocity of 110.6 mph off the bat, it was the longest home run in Busch Stadium this season.
Gorman snapped a 0-for-11 skid with the outburst.
“What it comes down to is being on time, and when I’m late and they’re thrown up there, it’s gonna be tough to hit those pitches,” Gorman said. “So, simplified today and was able to get to those pitches.”
Gorman added an RBI single in the third, and Goldschmidt made it 5-0 with three-run shot that landed in the stands just past the outstretched glove of center fielder Lorenzo Cain. Goldschmidt has reached safely in a career-high 33 straight games.
“He’s using the whole field and he’s pulling the ball for homers, he’s going backside,” Marmol said. “It’s all around, it’s highly impressive.”
Gorman hit a two-run double and Goldschmidt singled him home as the Cardinals blew it open with three more in the fourth.
“I just wasn’t able to hit a lot of spots,” Brewers starter Adrian Houser said. “I didn’t really have good command today and they put some good swings on mistakes I made and that’s what they’re supposed to do.”
Houser (3-5) gave up a career-high eight runs, five earned, in four innings.
“I thought he just left some fastballs in the middle of the plate, really,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “I thought his off-speed stuff was pretty good, he just kind of missed on some fastballs and they made him pay for it.”
The Brewers recalled right-hander Miguel Sanchez from Triple-A Nashville. He worked two perfect innings.
Brewers: An update on RHP Brandon Woodruff (right ankle inflammation) will be provided when the team goes to Chicago next week. … RHP Luis Perdomo (right elbow effusion) was placed on the 15-day injured list. … SS Willy Adames (high left ankle sprain) will begin a rehab assignment at Low-A Carolina on Sunday.
Cardinals: OF Tyler O’Neill (right shoulder impingement) could go out on a minor league rehab assignment early next week.
Right-hander Miles Mikolas (3-2, 1.96 ERA) will start for the Cardinals in the finale of a four-game set Sunday against the Brewers and RHP Corbin Burnes (2-2, 2.18 ERA). Mikolas allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings in a win over Milwaukee on April 15, and his six career wins against the Brewers are his most against any team. Burnes went 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA in four starts against St. Louis last season.
Betts hits leadoff HR, sparks Dodgers over D-backs 3-2
PHOENIX (AP) Mookie Betts led off Saturday night’s game with a homer. Dave Roberts – sarcastically – said he was disappointed there weren’t many highlights that followed.
“He only got two hits tonight,” the Dodgers manager said with a grin. “Kind of a slow night for Mookie.”
Betts started the game with his 14th homer of the season, Justin Turner added four hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2.
Betts hit his 32nd career leadoff home run, ripping a fastball from Merrill Kelly over the right-field fence for his sixth long ball over the past eight games. The five-time All-Star has been the catalyst for the Dodgers, who have a 27-5 record when he scores a run.
The 29-year-old is in the midst of an MVP-caliber stretch, batting .341 (46 for 135) with 14 homers and 29 RBIs since April 19. He leads the majors with 49 runs scored this year and is on pace to cross the plate more than 170 times this season.
Roberts said Betts’ ability to put up huge numbers while contributing small boosts – such as moving Gavin Lux from first to second with a groundout in the sixth – are evidence that the slugger can contribute in a variety of ways.
“He’s still playing the team game of baseball,” Roberts said. “He’s been fantastic.”
Turner added two doubles and two singles, contributing four of the team’s 10 hits. Daniel Hudson threw a scoreless ninth for his third save, working around Ketel Marte’s leadoff double.
The D-backs responded to Betts’ homer, taking a 2-1 lead in the second thanks to two run-scoring triples, first by Jake McCarthy and then by Geraldo Perdomo. Both were line drives into Chase Field’s cavernous right-center field gap.
The Dodgers won despite several baserunning mistakes. Edwin Rios and Freddie Freeman were picked off first base, Trea Turner was caught stealing and Gavin Lux was thrown out at third after trying to tag from second base on a fly out.
Tony Gonsolin (5-0) had another good start for the Dodgers, giving up just two earned runs over six innings. The right-hander hasn’t given up more than two earned runs in any of his nine starts this season and has a 1.80 ERA over 45 innings.
“I liked the efficiency, I liked everything,” Roberts said. “Today was just an all-around good performance. It’s kind of commonplace now.”
L.A. has won three straight and 12 of its past 14.
The Dodgers go for the four-game sweep on Sunday.
Kelly (3-3) gave up three runs over five innings. After a stellar start to the season, the Arizona right-hander has given up 17 earned runs over his last 17 innings.
It was a frustrating ninth inning for the D-backs, who were in good position after Marte’s double into the left-center gap. But Christian Walker grounded out before David Peralta and McCarthy struck out to end the game.
“The name of the game is coming through at the most critical moment, having your competitive best when your competitive best is needed,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. “I felt like we could do a little bit better in those key situations.”
TREA AT 20
Trea Turner extended his current hitting streak to 20 games with an RBI single in the fifth.
DODGERS ADD PILLAR
The Dodgers have added veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar, who gets a one-year contract calling for a $2.5 million salary while in the major leagues and $180,000 while in the minors.
He can earn an additional $1.5 million in performance bonuses for plate appearances, getting the maximum for 550.
The 33-year-old Pillar is in his 10th big league season. He played for the Mets last year, batting .231 with 15 homers.
Dodgers: RHP Michael Grove was called up from the minors. RHP Ryan Pepiot was sent to the minors after his start on Friday and the team placed IF Max Muncy (left elbow inflammation) on the injured list. RHP Tommy Kahnle was transferred to the 60-day IL. … Roberts returned to the Dodgers after missing Friday’s game to attend his daughter’s high school graduation in California.
Diamondbacks: OF/C Daulton Varsho (right shoulder soreness) was scratched from the starting lineup and replaced by Pavin Smith. Varsho was hit in the back of the right shoulder with a pitch on Friday. Manager Torey Lovullo said medical tests on Varsho came back clean, so it was just a matter of dealing with soreness. … LHP Kyle Nelson was activated from the injured list and LHP Tyler Holton was sent to Triple-A Reno. … RHP Luke Weaver (right elbow inflammation) was transferred to the 60-day IL.
The teams wrap up their four-game series on Sunday. The D-backs are scheduled to start RHP Zach Davies (2-2, 4.81 ERA). The Dodgers will counter with LHP Tyler Anderson (5-0, 3.30).
Alcantara smothers Braves with 14 whiffs in Marlins’ 4-1 win
ATLANTA (AP) Seeing Sandy Alcantara for the second time in a week was of no benefit to the Atlanta Braves’ hitters.
The hard-throwing Miami right-hander was more overpowering than ever.
Alcantara matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, again dominating the Braves and leading the Marlins to a 4-1 victory Saturday.
Alcantara (5-2) allowed only four hits with no walks in eight innings to earn his third consecutive win. He lowered his ERA to 2.00 while permitting no more than one earned run in his fourth straight start.
“His stuff is so good, I don’t even know if familiarity matters,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.
Alcantara improved to 4-1 in nine career starts against Atlanta. He went the distance Sunday in a 4-3 victory over the Braves at home.
Alcantara said he was determined to “just use all my power” to take advantage of the Braves. He said he “always” feels stronger later in games and retired Atlanta’s final six batters, posting his final four strikeouts in the last two innings.
“Sometimes with Sandy it looks like pitch and catch,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said of the 6-foot-5 Alcantara’s pitching motion.
Atlanta fell to 4-12 in day games, the worst record in the majors. The Braves began the day hitting only .203 in afternoon games, also the worst mark in the big leagues.
“He’s something else,” Snitker said of Alcantara. “It’s almost impossible when you get him at that time and the 4 o’clock shadows come in.”
Miguel Rojas had three hits, including a homer off Darren O’Day in the sixth. Garrett Cooper’s two-run double off Collin McHugh in the seventh made it 4-1.
Cole Sulser pitched the ninth, yielding Dansby Swanson’s double with two outs before walking Marcell Ozuna. Sulser struck out Austin Riley for his second save.
Braves left-hander Tucker Davidson (1-2) permitted three hits and one run in five innings. He was hurt by four walks, including two in the fourth. Jorge Soler, who led off the inning with a walk, scored on Joey Wendle’s sacrifice fly for the first run of the game.
Michael Harris, Atlanta’s 21-year-old top prospect, was promoted from Double-A Mississippi to start in center field. He singled to left in the sixth for his first hit. Harris advanced to third on a single up the middle by Ronald Acuna Jr. before scoring on Swanson’s grounder to third.
ANOTHER HIT BY PITCH
Acuna, who returned to the lineup after missing three starts with a strained right quadriceps, was hit by a pitch from Alcantara in the third. The 99 mph sinker glanced off Acuna’s shoulder and hit his left hand.
It marked the 31st time in Acuna’s career he was hit by a pitch, including seven by Marlins pitchers. No other team has hit Acuna with more than three pitches.
After being plunked, Acuna walked slowly toward the first base side of the mound. Alcantara gave him a pat on his backside and Acuna continued to first base.
“I don’t hit him on purpose,” Alcantara said, adding his interaction with Acuna was “something between him and me.”
Acuna remained in the game but was picked off first base on a quick throw from Alcantara.
Alcantara took advantage of Acuna appearing to be distracted while trying to adjust a sleeve over his left hand.
“I got that on my mind – pickoff quick,” Alcantara said.
Marlins second baseman Willians Astudillo, whose nickname La Tortuga – or The Turtle – reflects his lack of speed, hit a one-out single in the fifth for Miami’s first hit.
Astudillo (5-foot-9, 225 pounds) then stole second base. It was his first attempted steal in five seasons in the majors with Minnesota and Miami.
Marlins 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (sore left hamstring) was held out for the fourth straight game. Mattingly said Chisholm was available off the bench, though he wasn’t used. … RF Brian Anderson was removed from Miami’s original lineup due to lower back spasms.
Marlins RHP Elieser Hernandez (2-4, 5.59 ERA), who allowed one run over five innings in a 4-3 home loss to the Braves on May 21, faces LHP Max Fried (4-2, 3.27) in Sunday’s series finale.
Kluber, Cole duel, Rays end Yankees’ 4-game winning streak
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Corey Kluber and Gerrit Cole dueled evenly for six impressive innings before the Tampa Bay Rays scored a pair of late runs to beat the Yankees 3-1 Saturday, ending New York’s four-game winning streak.
Yandy Diaz had a tiebreaking infield hit in the seventh and Manuel Margot extended his hitting streak to 15 games with an RBI single in the eighth.
“Like we say, if you can’t hit the starter, hit the reliever,” Margot said through a translator. “When they have good pitching, you have to make adjustments and I think in time, we were able to make that adjustment and get those runs on base.”
Kluber allowed one run and three hits, walking none and striking out five. Last May, the two-time Cy Young Award winner pitched a no-hitter for the Yankees against Texas.
Cole struck out 10, giving up one run and two hits with three walks.
J.P. Feyereisen (4-0) got the win his 19th straight scoreless relief appearance. Colin Poche pitched the ninth for his second save in two tries. Jason Adam also pitched an inning in the combined four-hitter.
With the score 1-all, Kevin Kiermaier opened the Rays seventh with a single on the first pitch thrown by reliever Lucas Luetge (1-2). Francisco Mejia followed with the key hit of the game – a popup down the right-field line that dropped for a double when second baseman Gleyber Torres overran the ball.
“When it first went up, I thought, ‘oh no, it’s in no-man’s land out there,'” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “It looked to me like Gleyber got a pretty good break on it. It just kind of (fell) in that perfect spot where it’s going to be a tough play.”
Kiermaier was thrown out at the plate by first baseman Anthony Rizzo on a grounder, but Diaz bounced a chopper down the third-base line for a 2-1 lead.
Wander Franco led off Rays eighth and scored on Margot’s hit.
After walking Yandy Diaz to lead off the first, Cole retired 14 in a row before giving up his first hit, Mejia’s two-out single in the fifth.
Cole is 1-6 in 12 career starts against Tampa Bay. He threw 105 pitches, including 26 each in the first and sixth innings.
“I kept us in the ball game, obviously a tight one,” he said. “We struggled to get anybody on after the first, so it was pretty tight and that forces you to make some pitches. We made a lot of good pitches and it kept us in the ball game.”
It was Cole’s 44th double-digit strikeout game since the start of the 2018 season, the most in the majors in that span.
Cole walked Ji-Man Choi and Franco with two outs in the sixth and Randy Arozarena drove in Tampa Bay’s first run with a single, only the Rays’ second hit.
DJ LeMahieu, playing for the first time after missing four games with a sore left wrist, opened the game with a double off the right-field wall. After Aaron Judge’s single, Rizzo had a sacrifice fly for the Yankees’ only run.
After scoring in only one of the first 23 innings in the series, the Rays broke through with six hits in the late innings and produced three runs.
“We’ve faced three really good pitchers in the last three days and they threw really well,” Kluber said. “I think the guys kind of stayed the course, not jumping ship or changing approach or anything like that. Eventually you see the rewards of it.”
Kluber and three relievers retired 19 of the last 20 Yankee batters.
Yankees: RHP Domingo German, on the 60-day injured list since March with right shoulder impingement syndrome, is close to starting a rehab assignment. . . . OF Tim Locastro (left lat strain) is getting regular at-bats and awaiting a decision on a rehab assignment.
Rays: RHP Andrew Kittredge (low back tightness) played catch Friday and Saturday after shutting himself down for four days, and expects to pitch off a mound soon. . . . RHP Luis Patino (left oblique strain) had a bullpen session Saturday.
RHP Luis Severino (3-0, 3.02) will pitch for the Yankees on six days’ rest against LHP Shane McClanahan (4-2, 2.06) in Sunday’s series finale. McClanahan is 0-2 in three career starts against New York.
Reds’ Pham suspended for 3 games for slapping Pederson
CINCINNATI (AP) Cincinnati Reds outfielder Tommy Pham was suspended by Major League Baseball for three games on Saturday after he slapped San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson because of a dispute about their fantasy football league.
Pham, 34, also was fined. The suspension was made retroactive to Friday night, and he will serve the final two games this weekend.
While the Giants warmed up in the outfield before Friday’s series opener, Pham confronted Pederson and smacked him in the face before the pair was separated.
Pham said Saturday there was some “sketchy” stuff going on with the fantasy league, and Pederson also made “disrespectful” comments about his former team, the San Diego Padres.
“We had too much money on the line, so I look at it like there’s a code,” Pham said.
Pham also said Pederson was “messing with my money.”
Reds manager David Bell said he talked to Pham about what happened, but declined to share what he said.
Pederson said after Friday night’s game that he was accused of cheating for placing a player on injured reserve and replacing him with a free agent in a fantasy football league. Pederson said the player he put on IR had been ruled out for that week, which made it a legal move. He said Pham had executed essentially the same maneuver with his own team.
“I sent a screenshot of the rules, how it says that if a player’s ruled out, you’re allowed to put him on the IR and that’s all I was doing,” Pederson. “He literally did the same thing. That was basically all of it.”
Pederson said he had no advance notice that Pham might confront him during the series in Cincinnati.
“There was no argument, he kind of came up and said, `You remember from last year?’ and I said, `Fantasy football?'” Pederson recalled.
Asked Saturday about Pham’s comments, Pederson declined comment.
“I just want to make sure we’re ready to play a baseball game today,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “Joc has handled it very well. We can always talk about being non-reactionary. He was able to manage everything that happened.”
The scuffle was witnessed by reporters and occurred before fans entered the ballpark.
White Sox designate LHP Dallas Keuchel for assignment
CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox designated left-hander Dallas Keuchel for assignment on Saturday.
Keuchel is 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA in eight starts this year. He signed a $55.5 million, three-year contract with Chicago in December 2019.
The 34-year-old Keuchel was tagged for six runs and seven hits in two innings in Thursday’s 16-7 loss to the Red Sox.
The White Sox also have Lucas Giolito, Michael Kopech, Dylan Cease and Johnny Cueto in their rotation, and Lance Lynn is coming back from right knee surgery. Vince Velasquez made seven starts for the team before pitching three hitless innings in relief on Tuesday night.
The White Sox also recalled infielder Danny Mendick from Triple-A Charlotte before Saturday night’s game against the crosstown Cubs.
Keuchel is owed $14,456,044 for the remainder of his contract: $12,956,044 in salary for the rest of this season, plus a $1.5 million buyout of his 2023 option.
If he is released, another team could sign him for a prorated share of the $700,000 minimum, with the White Sox responsible for the rest.
Keuchel broke into the majors in 2012 with Houston. He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2015, going 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA in 33 starts for the Astros.
Keuchel had a solid first year in Chicago, going 6-2 with a sparkling 1.99 ERA in 11 starts during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. But he struggled last year, finishing with a 5.28 ERA in 32 games.
Keuchel is 101-87 with a 3.86 ERA in 262 career games, including 251 starts.
No. 1 Scheffler has lead alone going to Colonial final round
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Scottie Scheffler almost made it through another round at Colonial without a bogey, this time with wind gusting through the trees at Hogan’s Alley. The world’s top-ranked player has the lead alone after the third round.
Scheffler, whose only bogey at Colonial so far this week came at No. 17 on Saturday, shot a 2-under 68 with wind gusts of around 30 mph and temperatures in the upper-90s. His 11-under total was two strokes ahead of Brendon Todd, whose third-round 65 was bogey-free, and Scott Stallings (70).
Consecutive birdies to start the back nine gave Scheffler a two-stroke lead. He had a 20-foot chip-in from the left edge of the green at No. 10, then hit a 357-yard drive and 250-yard approach at the 621-yard 11th before pitching to 6 inches.
Scheffler’s bogey was a three-putt from 37 feet at No. 17, where his 5-foot par chance slid just left of the cup. He got that stroke back with a 31-foot birdie on his final putt of the day.
The only bogey-free round other than Todd was a 68 by Harold Varner III, who was alone in fourth place at 8 under.
After Scheffler missed the cut last week at the PGA Championship, his first cut since his season debut in October, the Masters champion goes into Sunday’s final round with a chance for his fifth career PGA Tour victory – all in a span of 10 starts since mid-February.
More gusty wind and high temperatures are in the forecast for Sunday
The last PGA Tour player with five wins in a season before the start of June was Tom Watson in 1980.
Todd got to 9 under with a 31-foot birdie putt at the par-3 eighth hole that put him 5 under for his round. It was his second birdie of at least 30 feet – the other came at No. 2 after he opened with an 8-foot eagle putt at the 551-yard first hole.
Beau Hossler and Stallings began the third round tied with Scheffler for the lead. Scheffler had also been part of the lead after 18 holes, when a Colonial-record eight players were tied atop the leaderboard.
Hossler and Stallings had pars only through the first six holes, but fell out of the lead when both missed makeable par putts at No. 7. Hossler’s 8-footer was possibly pushed by the wind and skimmed the right edge, while Stallings lipped the hole from 3 1/2 feet.
Stallings was quickly two strokes off the lead after bogey at the par-3 eight hole, where he missed a 5-foot par chance. He had another bogey at No. 10, but three birdies over his last seven holes got him even for the round after a finishing four-footer.
Hossler ended with consecutive bogeys for a 73 that dropped him to 6 under and in a three-way tie for ninth that included Mito Pereira (68).
Pereira finished with a 50-foot putt at No. 18 for his third birdie in the last five holes for a round of 68 to put him at 6-under 204.
It comes a week after Pereira blew the PGA Championship lead and missed getting into the playoff with Justin Thomas and Dallas-area resident Will Zalatoris because of a double bogey on the 72nd hole.
Thomas, the world’s fifth-ranked player, and Zalatoris both shot 3 over the first two rounds to miss the Colonial cut.
Ji, Lee, Vu, Furue advance to LPGA Match-Play semifinals
LAS VEGAS (AP) Eun-Hee Ji made quick work of Madelene Sagstrom in the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play quarterfinals, playing only 12 holes in a 7-and-6 victory Saturday. Andrea Lee, Lilia Vu and Ayaka Furue needed extra holes to join her in the semifinals.
“My putting works really well today,” said Ji, the 36-year-old South Korean player who won the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open. “Just pretty confident out there.”
Ji will face Lee, and Vu will play Furue on Sunday morning at Shadow Creek. The championship and third-place match are Sunday afternoon.
Lee rallied to beat Gemma Dryburgh in 20 holes.
“It was just a real grind out there,” Lee said. “It’s tough out here in the afternoon. It was getting windy and the greens were firmer than this morning. Just had to stay really patient.”
Furue edged Jodi Ewart Shadoff with 30-foot par putt on the 22nd hole. The Japanese player is the highest remaining seed at No. 10. Ji was seeded 36th, Lee 48th and Vu 51st.
“It’s been a really long day,” Furue said. “So, just go home, do the same thing I been doing all week – take a cold shower, kind of relax, prepare myself for tomorrow, and come back out tomorrow and be ready to play.
Vu outlasted Las Vegas resident Jenny Shin in 20 holes.
“Felt like I was fighting tooth and nail all afternoon,” said Vu, the only one of the semifinalists to win all five of her matches. “So happy to come out with the win.”
No. 1 Swiatek finds focus at French Open amid 31-match run
PARIS (AP) It’s been so long since No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek lost – 31 matches in a row – and even since she ceded so much as a set – that last happened more than a month ago – that she could be forgiven if she couldn’t recall how to react when in trouble on a tennis court.
Which is why it was worth watching as the 2020 French Open champion navigated a couple of tricky spots in the third round at Roland Garros on Saturday.
Turns out Swiatek didn’t panic and didn’t allow thoughts about this dominant run coming to an end distract her in what would become a 6-3, 7-5 victory against hard-hitting Danka Kovinic of Montenegro.
“Thinking about all these stats, it’s not really helpful. So basically I try to be really strict in terms of my thoughts and try to really focus on … finding solutions,” said Swiatek, a 20-year-old from Poland whose last name is pronounced shvee-ON’-tek. “The thoughts are there, but I’m accepting that.”
Kovinic also got a too-close-for-comfort look at Swiatek’s predecessor atop the WTA rankings, the since-retired Ash Barty, during a 6-0, 6-0 loss at the Australian Open in January.
After Saturday’s setback, Kovinic said she was dealing with a nerve issue in her right shoulder and felt tingling in that arm and two of her fingers. She also said she made sure to deliver a message to Swiatek when they shook hands at the net.
“I told her, `Keep going.’ It’s really great for tennis, for our sport, what she’s doing. Obviously, she has something extra that the rest of us don’t have,” the 95th-ranked Kovinic said. “She has something special. What it is, I don’t know.”
Well, let’s try to answer. Swiatek’s serve, for example, is solid but not especially speedy; her fastest Saturday was 108 mph, 7 mph slower than Kovinic produced. Swiatek’s groundstrokes are smooth, sure, but as with anyone’s are liable to waver; her forehand was particularly problematic on a windy afternoon with the temperature in the low 60s Fahrenheit (teens in Celsius), accounting for 17 of her 23 unforced errors.
Speed guns and statistics, though, can’t account for two traits that stand out: an ability to remain in the moment and willingness to think her way out of a corner.
Early on, when a 3-0 lead shrank to 4-3, Swiatek grabbed eight consecutive points to own that set. In the second, she dropped four straight games to trail 5-4. Might have been time to think, “Uh, oh.” Instead, Swiatek adjusted to Kovinic’s style by using guile instead of attempting to match power with power, and she reeled off the last three games to finish the job.
“For sure,” Swiatek said, “played a little bit more smart.”
Her next opponent is Zheng Qinwen, a 19-year-old from China who is ranked 74th and in her second Grand Slam tournament.
“I really want to play against her,” said Zheng, who was ahead 6-0, 3-0 when Alize Cornet stopped playing because of an injured left leg.
Other women’s fourth-rounders are Jessica Pegula vs. Irina-Camelia Begu, who was fined $10,000 after she threw her racket and it bounced into the stands and brushed a child in the stands earlier in the week; Daria Kasatkina vs. Camila Giorgi; and Madison Keys vs. Veronika Kudermetova.
Pegula and Keys are two of five American women still in the tournament.
The relatively surprise-free men’s results continued to pour in, with No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas, No. 7 Andrey Rublev, No. 8 Casper Ruud, No. 11 Jannik Sinner, No. 12 Hubert Hurkacz and No. 20 Marin Cilic advancing. All won in straight sets, except for Rublev, who required four, and Ruud, who edged No. 32 Lorenzo Sonego 6-2, 6-7 (3), 1-6, 6-4, 6-3 at night.
The top nine men’s seeds are into the fourth round.
No. 11 Pegula, whose parents own the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Buffalo Sabres, and Swiatek are the only two of the top 15 seeds remaining in the women’s bracket.
“She’s kind of hit another level than all of us right now. Yeah, it’s a little scary,” said Pegula, who needed 10 match points to close out her first-round victory, then eight more in her next match, but sealed Saturday’s 6-1, 7-6 (2) win over 2021 semifinalist Tamara Zidansek on her initial chance.
One more victory apiece, and Swiatek becomes Pegula’s problem in the quarterfinals.
“Her athleticism and defensive skills are really, really good,” Pegula said. “And then, I think, she’s gotten much more offensive this year. Been more aggressive when she’s needed to be.”
Swiatek has won her past four tournaments and 48 of her past 49 sets; the exception came against Liudmila Samsonova in the semifinals at Stuttgart on April 23. The last match Swiatek lost was against 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko back on Feb. 16 in the round of 16 at Dubai.
She’s won a total of 15 sets by a 6-0 score this season, but Swiatek showed Saturday she can handle it when things get tight.
“It wasn’t surprising, it wasn’t weird,” Swiatek said. “It’s not that I forgot how to play these kinds of sets.”
Champions League final kicks off late after crowd issues
PARIS (AP) Police deployed tear gas on supporters waiting in long lines to get into the Stade de France and security struggled with fans desperate to see the Champions League final that was delayed by 37 minutes on Saturday.
Angry Liverpool fans held in the lines were seen hanging onto railings and heard shouting: “Let us in. We’ve got tickets.”
There were many instances of fans breaking through security and attempting to get into the stadium. The Associated Press saw two fans – one was wearing Liverpool attire – wrestled to the ground by stewards and bundled out of the gates.
Three more fans were seen evading stewards and sprinting through the concourse and into the bottom level of the stadium. Others climbed the fences instead.
Supporter Colm Lacey saw “children crying, people trapped” outside the entrances.
“People started jumping the queue, then they ripped the gate open and then there was a push,” Lacey said.
Police officers with batons and riot shields ran from gate to gate to prevent pockets of fans forcing their way into the stadium without showing tickets. One policeman collapsed to the ground and had to be helped by other officers. Officers used tear gas on Liverpool fans on repeated occasions.
One Liverpool fan kissed his ticket and looked to the sky after finally getting through security.
The scenes were reminiscent of the chaos outside Wembley Stadium before the European Championship final last year between England and Italy.
There were long lines of Liverpool fans still outside the stadium when there was 40 minutes to kickoff.
Then, about 15 minutes before the scheduled kickoff of 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT), an announcement was made that there would be a delay, blaming the late arrival of fans to the stadium. It was greeted by jeers inside the stadium, given those fans had already endured long queues.
The game eventually started at 9.37 p.m. local time.
Madrid wins Champions League final marred by crowd chaos
PARIS (AP) Yet another Champions League title for Real Madrid, the undisputed king of Europe.
Yet another showpiece European soccer game tarnished by chaotic crowd issues and disorder.
Madrid became European champion for a record-extending 14th time – double the number of any other team on the continent – after beating Liverpool 1-0 in a final that started 37 minutes late because of disturbing scenes outside the Stade de France on Saturday. It evoked memories of the violence that marred the European Championship final at Wembley Stadium 10 months ago.
Brazil winger Vinicius Junior was the match-winner, applying a close-range finish in the 59th minute from Federico Valverde’s drive across the face of goal, while goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois took just as many plaudits by making breathtaking saves by Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
“Today nobody was going to get in my way,” Courtois said. “I was going to win a Champions League no matter what.”
It gave Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti a fourth European Cup title, the most ever for a manager in the competition’s history, and completed the Champions League-La Liga double for a Spanish giant for whom winning titles is ingrained in its culture.
And this time, there was no need for the kind of stirring comeback that Madrid had to produce in getting past Paris Saint-Germain, defending champion Chelsea and Manchester City in the knockout stage. It might go down as the most grueling run to the title in the long history of the competition
“We are the best,” Madrid striker Karim Benzema said. “It was a very difficult competition for us and we deserved to win this final. With all the history this team has, we showed everyone that we are always here.”
Liverpool’s players finished a season that promised so much – a week ago, it was in contention for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies – with just the two domestic cups in England to show for their efforts. They lost out on the Premier League title by one point last weekend and the Champions League to a Madrid team that had one shot on target in the final.
Playing its 64th game of the season, Liverpool just couldn’t find a way past Courtois, who tipped Mane’s first-half shot onto the post and produced an even better save to turn away Salah’s effort in the 81st.
It’s unfathomable that Liverpool, which owns one of the most devastating attacks in world soccer, has failed to score a single goal in its three cup finals this season. The Reds won the FA Cup and League Cup via penalty shootouts after 0-0 draws after extra time.
“In the dressing room, nobody feels it was a great season at the moment,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said.
Liverpool’s players stayed on the field to watch Marcelo, Madrid’s serial winner of trophies who didn’t even play a minute of the final, given the honor of lifting the trophy to a backdrop of fireworks and tickertape.
Marcelo is one of a slew of Madrid players to capture a fifth Champions League title, just one off the record held by Francisco Gento, a Madrid great from the 1950s and ’60s.
For many, especially Liverpool fans, pre-match crowd problems overshadowed this final, though, and are sure to be the focus of an investigation by UEFA and authorities in the coming days.
Riot police fired tear gas and pepper spray at Liverpool supporters forced to wait in long lines to get into the biggest club game of the European season, whose kickoff was delayed.
UEFA blamed the chaos on people trying to get into the stadium without legitimate tickets.
“In the lead-up to the game, the turnstiles at the Liverpool end became blocked by thousands of fans who purchased fake tickets which did not work in the turnstiles,” UEFA said in a statement.
Some fans climbed fences surrounding the stadium to get in. Others barged their way past security and sprinted onto the concourse before getting wrestled to the ground.
Riot police with batons and riot shields ran from gate to gate to prevent pockets of fans forcing their way into the stadium.
“I’ve got really bad asthma and I’ve been tear gassed twice,” Liverpool fan Angela Murphy told The Associated Press through a fence. “I’m really struggling.”
About 15 minutes before the scheduled kickoff of 9 p.m. local time, an announcement was made that there would be a delay. It was greeted by jeers inside the stadium.
Liverpool said it was “hugely disappointed” with the security issues experienced by its fans which were reminiscent of last summer outside Wembley before the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy. That was largely due to England fans aggressively trying to get into their home stadium.
“I know families had real struggles to get into the stadium,” Klopp said. “We will leave it for the investigation to figure out … Obviously it was pretty tricky out there.”
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INDIANS BASEBALL: Bae’s Homer Lifts Indians Past Saints, 7-4
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Ji-Hwan Bae launched a go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning to put the Indianapolis Indians out of reach of the St. Paul Saints and take the sixth game of a seven-game set on Saturday night, 7-4.
Down 3-2 after surrendering a two-run lead, the Indians (24-22) plated four runs in the fifth to recapture the lead for good. After Hoy Park roped a leadoff double, Carter Bins grooved a single up the middle to tie the game at three. With two outs in the inning, Bae’s fifth longball of the season gave Indy a 5-3 lead. Bligh Madris then doubled to score Mason Martin and tack on the fourth run of the inning.
The Indians got on the board first for the fifth consecutive game against the Saints after the first three batters hit safely. Canaan Smith-Njigba led the game off with a base hit and scored after Travis Swaggerty belted an RBI triple over the center fielder’s head. Bae then shot a single to the opposite field to score Swaggerty and take an early 2-0 lead.
St. Paul (19-27) took the lead in the third frame with three runs off four hits. Royce Lewis singled and stole second to put himself in scoring position before Alex Kirilloff hit an RBI line drive to center field. Spencer Steer then hit a two-run blast to put the Saints ahead 3-2 before Indy’s comeback.
Ronny Henriquez (L, 0-2) managed to put together three scoreless innings with eight strikeouts after allowing two runs in the first inning, but was charged with three of Indy’s four runs after exiting the fifth inning with two outs.
Bryse Wilson (W, 1-0) tossed 6.0 innings in his first start with Indianapolis. He allowed four runs off six hits and fanned eight in his outing. Eric Hanhold and Aaron Fletcher combined to hold St. Paul scoreless for the final three frames.
Bae, Swaggerty and Bins each notched multi-hit games for the Indians. Bae went 2-for-5 with a team-leading three RBI to extend his on-base streak to a career-high 25 games.
The Indians and Saints will face off in the rubber match on Sunday night at 6:07 PM ET. RHP Cole Sands will take the mound for the Saints while the Indians have yet to name a starter.
INDY ELEVEN: Pinho’s Fifth Goal of Season Not Enough to Continue Home Winning Streak
INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, May 28, 2022) – Indy Eleven saw its four-game home winning streak snapped this afternoon at IUPUI Carroll Stadium after falling 1-2 to a surging New Mexico United side in the teams’ first-ever meeting. Stefano Pinho’s fifth goal of the season with 10 minutes remaining sparked a comeback bid to life, but Justin Portillo’s first half golazo and an own goal early in the second half proved too much to overcome for Indy Eleven (5W-4L-2D, 16 pts.).
While the early stages of the match saw both sides create pressure in their respective attacking thirds, Indy Eleven midfielder Jonas Fjeldberg’s header off a second minute corner marked the only shot in the opening 20 minutes. Fjeldberg saw his day cut short in the 20th minute dur to an apparent hamstring injury and was replaced by midfielder Nicky Law, who just a minute later set up Indy’s best look of the half on a cross that Pinho headed off the crossbar.
It took New Mexico 37 minutes to get its first shot off, and a minute later its first attempt on frame changed the scoreboard against the run of play. Portillo ran onto Chris Wehan’s laid off ball at the top corner of the area, where he struck a first-time blast that curled off the underside of the crossbar, giving Eleven goalkeeper Tim Trilk no chance and putting the visitors in the lead. Two chances in quick succession by Pinho and Eleven midfielder Noah Powder in first half stoppage time were thwarted, sending Indy trailing into the locker room for just the second time in six home contests in 2022.
Trilk, who was making his first league start for Indy between the posts, came up big early in the second half, diving to his right to parry away a shot by Sergio Rivas. The 57th minute saw nervy moments for United with Indy flooding the area with numbers, the chance ending with Justin Ingram’s shot from the edge of the 18 headed away by a defender inside the six with United netminder Alex Tambakis scrambling.
An Indy back-pass gone wrong resulted in New Mexico’s second in the 63rd minute. Defender Mechack Jerome failed to make contact on Alex McQueen’s ball played back towards goal, and with Trilk away from his line the ball frustratingly rolled inside the left post to gift United a 2-0 advantage. Indy forward Manuel Arteaga nearly clawed one back in the 69th minute with a near-angle shot that forced Tambakis into a near post save.
After a couple of close calls in the first half, Pinho made his first chance of note in the second pay off with Indy’s opener in the 80th minute. Newcomer Solomon Asante, who entered just past the hour mark, showed off his MVP pedigree with a low, driven cross into the six, where Pinho beat his mark and dove in to redirect past Tambakis, setting up a potential Eleven comeback bid. However, only a few set piece opportunities would come out of the late going, sending Indy to its first home loss in eight games dating back to last September.
Indy Eleven will embark on a month-long, four-game road trip beginning next Saturday, June 4, when it heads to the Palmetto State to take on Charleston Battery. Kickoff at Patriots Point in Charleston is set for 7:00 p.m. ET (streamed live on ESPN+).
Indy Eleven’s next home match will also take place during a holiday weekend, as Indiana’s Team will host The Miami FC during its “Indy-pendence” Celebration game on Saturday, July 2. The special 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Carroll Stadium will be followed by a post-game fireworks display, and more details on the evening will be updated in the coming weeks at indyeleven.com/promotions.
Tickets for that July 4th weekend affair – and all remaining Indy Eleven regular season contests – are available starting at just $15 and can be purchased online at indyeleven.com/tickets. Fans who cannot make it to The Mike can follow the action on MyINDY-TV 23, Exitos Radio 94.3 FM/exitos943.com, and the @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed, presented by Central Indiana Honda Dealers.
2022 USL Championship Regular Season – Matchday 11
Indy Eleven 1 : 2 New Mexico United
Saturday, May 28, 2022
IUPUI Michael A. Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.
NM – Justin Portillo (Chris Wehan) 38’
NM – own goal (Mechack Jerome) 63′
IND – Stefano Pinho (Soloman Asante) 80’
IND – Manuel Arteaga (yellow card) 35’
NM – Jerome Kiesewetter (yellow card) 94+’
Indy Eleven lineup (4-2-3-1): Tim Trilk; Neveal Hackshaw (captain), Mechack Jerome (A.J. Cochran 76’), Jared Timmer, Alex McQueen; Sam Brown, Justin Ingram (Raul Aguilera 62’); Jonas Fjeldberg (Nicky Law 20’), Stefano Pinho, Noah Powder (Solomon Asante 62’); Manuel Arteaga
IND substitutes: Bryan Meredith (GK), Palmer Ault, Rodney Michael
New Mexico United (4-3-1-2): Alex Tambakis; Harry Swartz, Kalen Ryden, Will Seymore, Rashid Tetteh; Cristian Nava (Daniel Bruce 60’), Justin Portillo, Sam Hamilton (captain); Chris Wehan (Tabort Preston 92+’); Neco Brett (Jerome Kiesewetter 68’), Sergio Rivas
NM Substitutes: Ford Parker (GK), Alexis Souahy, Devon Sandoval, Michael Azira
INDIANA BASEBALL: Season Ends in B1G Semifinals
OMAHA, Neb. – In its second game of the day at the Big Ten Tournament, the Indiana baseball program saw its season end in a 14-2 defeat at the hands of second-seeded Rutgers in a game that ended at 3:10 a.m. on Charles Schwab Field.
Rutgers (44-14) opened the scoring with four runs in the first inning, two in the second and three in the third to stake to a 9-0 lead. Indiana (27-32) got on the board in the sixth inning with two runs, but Rutgers added five in the seventh to enact the run rule.
The Hoosier pitching staff fanned five batters to push its season total to a school-record 600. The 600 strikeouts mark the second time in Big Ten history that a pitching staff fanned 600-plus batters in a season (Iowa; 2022). IU fanned at least five batters in 57 of 58 games and reached the double-digit mark 34 times.
Freshman Carter Mathison hit his 19th home run of the season to move into a tie for No. 5 on the Indiana single season charts with Craig Dedelow (2017) and Doug DeVore (1999). He drove in two RBIs to tie for the most RBIs by a freshman in a single season, equaling the total of Phil Dauphin (1998). The home run moved his reached base streak to 26 games, which is the second longest of the season, and enxtended his IU freshman home run record.
Freshman Josh Pyne singled and walked in the game, while redshirt-sophomore Bobby Whalen walked and scored a run.
Junior John-Biagio Modugno (0-4) took the loss with six runs allowed on five hits and three walks over one inning of work. Freshman Ryan Kraft allowed three runs – two earned – over three innings of work and junior Nathan Stahl surrendered five runs over two innings of work.
Seven of the nine Rutgers starters collected hits and drove in RBIs in the game, led by a two-hit, three RBI game from Nick Cimillo. Brian Fitzpatrick (3-1) tossed four scoreless innings and allowed a single and a walk with six strikeouts to earn the win.
A walk and a single started the night before Nick Cimillo singled to score the first run of the frame. Tony Santa Maria followed with an RBI single, Evan Sleight single to bring in a run and Chris Brito scored the fourth run of the inning on a double play.
Rutgers 4, Indiana 0
Mike Nyistor walked, stole second and moved to third on an error on the catcher, before Ryan Lasko doubled down the left-field line to bring in the first run of the inning. A wild pitch moved the runner to third and Danny DiGeorgio pushed the second run of the inning across on a ground out.
Rutgers 6, Indiana 0
Sleight singled and Brito singled in front of a sacrifice bunt. After a run was cut down at home, Nyistor tripled to score two runs and Lasko reached on an error to allow the third run to score in the inning.
Rutgers 9, Indiana 0
Bobby Whalen led off the inning with a walk and Carter Mathison hit a two-run home run.
Rutgers 9, Indiana 2
Two walks and a single loaded the bases with two outs before Cimillo singled to drive in a pair of runs. Santa Maria plated one with an RBI double and Brito added the final two RBIs with a base hit.
Rutgers 14, Indiana 2
INDIANA TRACK: Two More Hoosiers Qualify for National Championships On Saturday
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Mahogany Jenkins and Jayden Ulrich of Indiana Track & Field advanced to national championships as the Hoosiers wrapped up hosting the 2022 NCAA Track & Field East Preliminary Round.
• On her last throw, Jayden Ulrich qualified for national championships in the discus. Ulrich saw a mark of 52.73m (173′ 0″) which abled her to grab the final qualifying spot.
• In dramatic fashion, Mahogany Jenkins advanced to Oregon in the high jump. During a jump off with one other competitor, Jenkins was able to clear a height of 1.81m (5′ 11.25″) to capture 12th and advance.
•. Returning in the triple jump just a couple hours later,
• Hannah Stoffel returned in the 1500m where she placed 15th overall with a time of 4:15.22
• Sarah Schmitt was the final Hoosiers to compete on Saturday, going a time of 16.48.59 in the 5000m.
• The national championships in a few weeks will be a first for Mahogany Jenkins. She qualified in the high jump with her 12th place finish.
• The discus will be Jayden Ulrich’s second event of the championships. The freshman also qualified in the shot put with a mark of 17.05m (55′ 11.25″).
• Hannah Stoffel’s time of 4:15.22 in the 1500m was a personal best for the senior.
Saturday’s competition concluded the 2022 NCAA Track & Field Championships. A group of five Hoosiers will now look to the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted in Eugene, Ore. at Hayward Field. The meet is scheduled for June 8 through June 11.
15. Hannah Stoffel – 4:15.22
20. Sarah Schmitt – 16.48.59
Discus (First Round)
11. Jayden Ulrich – 52.73m (173′ 0″)
25. Maddy Pollard – 50.08m (164′ 4″)
High Jump (First Round)
12. Mahogany Jenkins – 1.81m (5′ 11.25″)
PURDUE TRACK: Boilermakers Add 4 NCAA Qualifiers
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Purdue track & field team qualified four events to the NCAA Championships on the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Indiana, on Saturday.
The Boilermakers will have nine entries at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, from June 8-11. Today’s four women’s entries will be joined by five men’s events that advanced. Qualifiers from this weekend’s meet at Indiana’s Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex were among the top 12 finishers in their events.
On Saturday, sophomores Kaia Harris and K’Ja Talley earned NCAA berths in the discus and 400 meter hurdles, respectively, and they were joined by the 4×100 and 4×400 relays. Also going to Oregon’s Hayward Field to represent the Old Gold and Black are sophomore Safin Wills in the triple jump and long jump, senior Kelly Cook Jr. in the hammer throw, junior Isaiah Martin in the decathlon and the men’s 4×100 relay.
Harris began the day with the discus, where she finished fifth overall with a throw of 54.27 meters. The throw came on her third and final attempt to secure the top-five finish, though her second throw of 53.82m also would have earned her a top-12 finish and a trip to her first national championship.
The opening event on the track was the 4×100 relay, where Purdue finished 11th overall in 44.20. The fifth-fastest time in school history and fastest since 2018 sent sophomores Saran Kouyeth, Kerris Roberts and Naomi Campbell and junior Camille Christopher to Eugene. However, as the Boilermakers finished fourth in heat two, they had to wait until the third heat finished to learn they earned the NCAA berth with the second-to-last non-automatic-qualifying time. The team was the No. 14 seed coming into the meet.
Talley qualified in the 400m hurdles with a time of 57.44 to place eighth overall. As she automatically qualified with the second-fastest time in the opening heat, Talley posted the second-fastest time in her career and the third time she ran faster than 58.00. She will be the first Purdue woman to run in an individual event at the NCAA Championships since 2018.
The day, and the four-day meet, concluded with Purdue’s fourth NCAA qualifier thanks to the 4×400 relay. Talley, Kouyeth, sophomore Cierra Williams and freshman Shianne Dacosta finished 10th overall in 3:35.27. With the help of a strong third and fourth legs, the Boilermakers were third in the second heat to secure the automatic qualifier. It was the team’s second-fastest time in the event this season.
Christopher also ran in the 200m and was 20th in 23.37. The time was the third-fastest wind-legal mark in her career.
Freshman Rieko Wilford made her NCAA prelim debut in the triple jump. She had a mark of 11.88m on her second attempt to finish 46th.
The 15 Boilermakers in nine events will travel to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with competition set for June 8-11.
BUTLER TRACK: ButlerXCTF’s Coan and Beckham Finish 2022 Campaigns at NCAA East Regional
The Bulldogs completed competition at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Saturday as two Butler women sought a spot in the upcoming NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore.
The meet began Wednesday in Bloomington, Ind., at the Haugh Track & Field Complex. Butler had three men competing earlier in the week in addition to the two women Saturday.
Rebecca Coan tied for 34th in the high jump Saturday, clearing the bar at 5 feet, 7.25 inches (1.71 meters). The clearance was just off her qualifying mark, which was also her personal-best set at the 2022 BIG EAST Championships (1.75 meters).
Coan out-performed her spot in the field as her qualifying mark had her at 42nd among the 48 in the field entering the event.
Eleven athletes cleared 6 feet, .5 inches (1.84 meters), which comprised a majority of the 12 who advanced to the NCAA Championships in Eugene. A jump-off for the final spot included athletes who cleared 5 feet, 11.25 inches (1.81 meters).
Mia Beckham finished 34th in the 5,000 meters Saturday night, crossing the line in a time of 16:31.02. There were 48 runners in the field, spread across two heats.
Beckham qualified for the East Regional with a time of 16:10.00, a personal-best from the Bryan Clay Invitational in California in April. That time was No. 37 among the qualifying times.
The top five from each of the two heats in addition to the next two best times qualified for next month’s NCAA Championships in Eugene. North Carolina State’s Katelyn Tuohy won the Regional in a time of 15:27.14.
For the Bulldogs, graduate student Barry Keane will represent the Bulldogs at next month’s NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Keane will run the 10,000 meters after finishing fifth in Wednesday night’s East Regional race. He earned one of the 12 spots awarded in Bloomington and will join 12 runners from the West Regional to comprise the field.
BALL STATE BASEBALL: Ball State Drops Tough One to Central Michigan
MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State baseball team faced Central Michigan on Saturday afternoon at the Ball Diamond at First Merchants Ballpark Complex for a potential championship game. The Chippewas forced a second game with a 12-3 victory.
With the loss, the Cardinals fell to 40-18 on the season, while the Chippewas improved to 41-17.
Zach Cole put the Cardinals on the scoreboard first with a solo home run to center field. Ball State took a 1-0 lead into the top of the third.
The Chippewas scored four runs in the top of the third on no hits. CMU added three runs on one hit in the top of the fifth. Central Michigan picked up another run in the top of the sixth on one hit. The Chippewas scored three runs on one hit and on two Ball State errors. CMU held an 11-1 lead after the top of the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh, Amir Wright grounded out to shortstop and picked up an RBI as Ryan Peltier scored from third. Trenton Quartermaine drove in Justin Conant with a single to left center. The Cardinals cut the deficit to 11-3.
Central Michigan added a run in the top of the ninth and held on for the 12-3 victory.
Nate Dohm got the start and fell to 4-3 with the loss for the Cardinals. He went 2 1/3 innings with one strikeout and he surrendered four earned runs. Ryan Brown added 3 2/3 innings in relief and struck out six batters. He gave up six unearned runs. Jake Lewis went three innings in relief. He struck out two batters and surrendered two earned runs.
Garrett Navarra got the win for the Chippewas and improved to 10-2 on the season. He tallied nine strikeouts and surrendered one earned run on five hits. Ryan Palmbald went three innings in relief and struck out two batters. He gave up two earned runs on four hits.
The Cardinals and Chippewas will battle for the MAC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. The game is scheduled for a noon first pitch.
BALL STATE TRACK: Griffith qualifies for NCAA Outdoor Championships
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ball State track and field’s Charity Griffith earned qualification to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in the high jump after clearing 1.84m (6-0.5) Saturday at the NCAA East Prelims.
“The exciting thing about sports is that you have to line up and you have to execute on the day,” head coach Adrian Wheatley said. “Charity was in a position where she had to make the next bar to secure her position at the national meet. Sitting back and watching her set up her approach, it was clutch. From a coach, I’m looking at this like big-time athletes make big-time plays in big-time situations. It was very exciting just to see her step up and do it.
“The thing that she has done all year long has been consistent in what her training has been like. Her and Coach (Holly) Hankenson have devised a plan and have stuck with it and not wavered from it. It’s her second time at the NCAA Championship. Her experience indoors has put her in a position where she knows what the expectations are and she’s going to go out and compete and take it one bar at a time. As a program, we’re excited for her to continue to keep representing Ball State.”
Griffith’s fate came down to her final jump at 1.84m, needing to clear it to qualify for the championship.
“My first jump wasn’t great,” Griffith said. “My second jump, I knew I had to execute my last two steps of my jump. I stayed where I was at, tried to calm my nerves and focused on getting my foot across the midline. It was exciting and nerve-racking.”
With the qualification, Griffith will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, June 8-11, in Eugene, Ore.
“I’m hoping it goes well,” Griffith added. “Everything may not go according to plan – God’s plan is not always my plan. I’m very excited for this last step. I’m just going to go out there, do my best and have fun.”
The Cardinals were also represented at the prelims by Kayla Jones, who ran the 800m in a time of 2:08.46 and placed 39th, eight places better than her regional seed.
NOTRE DAME BASEBALL: NO. 4 IRISH EDGED BY NO. 8 TAR HEELS, 7-2
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The No. 4 seed Notre Dame baseball team (35-14) saw its run Charlotte end as it fell to No. 8 seed North Carolina (37-19), 7-2, in the semifinals Saturday afternoon at Truist Field. It was a back-and-forth affair as the teams traded leads over the first six innings. The Tar Heels used a big eighth inning to pull ahead for good and advance to the championship game on Sunday.
HOW IT HAPPENED
North Carolina got the scoring starting in the top half of the second. The Tar Heels loaded the bases and the Irish tried to turn two to end the inning but were unable to secure the second out. Madej scored on the play for the Tar Heels and they led 1-0 after two.
The Irish got in on the action in the bottom of third to tie things up. Jack Brannigan hit a solo shot over the picnic area in left to level the score. It was his ninth home run of the season and the score was tied 1-1 after three.
The Tar Heels were threatening to take the lead back in the fifth with runners on the corners and just one out. Alex Rao came on from the pen and promptly got the Irish out of the jam. He struck out one looking and forced a fly out to right to end the inning and end the Tar Heel threat.
The Irish carried the momentum into the bottom of the fifth as they took their first lead of the game. Carter Putz hit a solo blast to left center for his sixth home run of the season and put the Irish up 2-1 after five.
The lead did not last long as the Tar Heels tied it up in the top of the sixth. A double down the line in left scored a run and evened the game at 2-2 after six.
North Carolina regained the lead in the top of the eighth. They scored three runs in the inning and took a 5-2 lead. The Tar Heels added two more in the ninth to put the game out of reach.
Notre Dame turns its attention to the NCAA Selection Show set for Monday afternoon. The Irish will find their postseason fate at Noon ET as the show will be aired nationally on ESPN2.
NOTRE DAME TRACK: MARKEZICH QUALIFIES FOR STEEPLECHASE AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
On the final day of the 2022 NCAA Track and Field East Regional one Fighting Irish runner qualified for the national championship.
The 3000 meter steeplechase had Olivia Markezich finish second overall and earn herself an automatic qualifier. The ACC Champion ran for a personal best and crossed the finish line at 9:41.76. Teammates Madeleine King and Sophie Novak were also competing in the steeplechase. King finished in 10:29.24 and Novak ran for a time of 10:35.47.
Rachel Tanczos competed in the discus throw and finished with a mark of 48.48m. In the 5000 meter run, Meghan Scott ran for a time of 16:32.25 and Jacqueline Gaughan finished with a time of 16:49.98. Madison Schmidt represented the Irish in the high jump with a mark of 1.76m.
The next outing for the Irish will be at the 2022 NCAA Track and Field National Championship meet held at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 8 through June 11.
INDIANA STATE TRACK: Porter punches ticket to NCAA Outdoor National Championships
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana State sophomore Ryann Porter secured a place in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships Saturday evening at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex, earning the final spot in the women’s triple jump.
Porter, who will be making her second appearance in the championships after also making the field in 2021, had a top mark of 12.90m (42-04.00) in the event. She finished tied for 12th with Appalachian State’s Jada Branch and advanced by virtue of her second-best mark (12.60m/41-04.25) being better than that of the Mountaineer jumper (fouled other two attempts). This year’s run for Porter had a similar feel to the 2021 NCAA East Preliminary, where she also qualified as the final spot in the triple jump with her best wind-legal mark of the season.
Porter’s top mark Saturday was her top wind-legal mark of the season and her second-best mark in all conditions. The mark is also her second-best wind legal mark in her Sycamore career, trailing only her mark at last year’s NCAA East Preliminary.
Porter will head to Eugene, Oregon, for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, slated for June 8-11 at Hayward Field.
EVANSVILLE BASEBALL: Aces see tremendous season and tournament run come to an end
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Recording its best season since 2014, the University of Evansville baseball team saw its 2022 campaign come to a close on Saturday at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in Springfield, Mo.
Game One: Missouri State 7, Evansville 6
Evansville opened the scoring in the first contest in the top of the second as Chase Hug delivered an RBI single scoring Eric Roberts. The Bears would answer with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the second and took a 5-1 lead in the third with three-straight solo home runs.
In the fourth with a pair of runners on and two outs, Chase Hug came through as he has done in important moments all season. Hug drove a 3-1 pitch deep to right field to get Evansville back within one at 5-4. The fifth inning looked to be another spot for an answer from Missouri State, but Drew Dominik and Shane Harris worked together to get the Aces out of the inning unscathed.
An inning later, the Bears would get insurance with a two-run base hit from Grant Wood that lifted MSU’s lead to 7-4.
The Aces mounted a late rally in the top of the ninth beginning with Roberts scoring on an error and Danny Borgstrom following with an RBI single that got UE within a run. Down to its final out, Evansville battled through a nine-pitch at bat before a strikeout ended the game.
Game Two: Illinois State 8, Evansville 5
Just like game one, Evansville jumped on the scoreboard first in the second game of the day, courtesy of Chase Hug, who did not receive the RBI, but reached on a fielder’s choice, with an error allowing Simon Scherry to score.
Also in similar fashion, SIU answered the Aces opening run, scoring five-straight to take a 5-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. Continuing his big day, Hug smashed his third homer of the tournament, this one a two-run drive to center that got Evansville within two at 5-3. In the bottom half of the fifth, Kaeber Rog lifted a two-run home run to center that regained a five-run lead for the Salukis.
After SIU went in front 8-3, the incredible career of Tanner Craig still had another chapter left to write. In the top of the eighth, Craig launched a two-run homer to left in what would be his final collegiate at-bat, making his career total 48 and giving him 18 on the season as Evansville closed to within three runs.
In its last chance in the ninth, Evansville got the leadoff batter on with a single from Eric Roberts, but could not do any damage as the Salukis captured the 8-5 win.
The Aces season comes to an end with a 32-24 record, its most wins since 2014, and with two major MVC award winners and nine all-MVC selections.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Trojans Lead NAIA with Four CoSIDA All-District Honors
UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor University men’s cross country and track and field programs earned four College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District II recognitions, with Alex Helmuth, Liam Hesting, Derek Van Prooyen and Connor White helping the Trojans claim the most honors in the NAIA.
Taylor claimed four of the 11 spots on the NAIA Track and Field and Cross Country Academic All-District II First Team, which is made up of student-athletes from the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Alex Helmuth made the list for the third year in a row, posting a 3.88 grade-point average in biochemistry. The Monticello, Illinois native finished his senior season with two All-American awards, including a 32nd-place finish at cross country nationals and a fifth-place finish in the 10,000-meters at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. During the 2021-2022 seasons, Helmuth broke the 10,000-meter outdoor track school record and recorded the third-fastest 8,000-meter time in Taylor cross country history. Helmuth also collected three All-Crossroads League honors during his senior season. Following his final campaign, Helmuth was named Taylor University’s Gate-Howard Award winner.
Derek Van Prooyen claimed his second CoSIDA Academic All-District selection with a 3.73 GPA in exercise science. The senior capped off his collegiate career earning three NAIA All-American awards. Van Prooyen finished 30th place at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships and recorded the sixth-fastest 8k time in Taylor history. The senior from Munster, Indiana finished seventh in the 5,000-meters at the Indoor Track and Field National Championships and seventh in the 10,000-meters at outdoor nationals. Van Prooyen also claimed the second-fastest 10k time in TU history, clocking an impressive sub-30:00 time of 29:57.75.
Liam Hesting collected his first CoSIDA Academic All-District honor. The junior from Columbia City, Indiana posted a 3.72 GPA in philosophy. Hesting broke the Taylor school records in the weight throw during the indoor season and the hammer throw during the outdoor season. Hesting finished 10th in the weight throw at the NAIA Indoor National Championships and finished as the shot put league champion at the Indoor Crossroads League Championships. The junior qualified for outdoor nationals in the shot put, discus and hammer throw and won the Crossroads League Athlete of the Week award four times this season.
Connor White also collected his first CoSIDA Academic All-District award, earning a 3.43 GPA in computer science. White claimed All-American honors in the steeplechase after his fourth-place finish at the NAIA Track and Field National Championships, recording the third-fastest steeplechase time in Taylor history. The senior also claimed the steeplechase league title at the Crossroads League Track and Field Championships. The Upland, Indiana native finished 15th place in the 3,000-meters at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships and competed at cross country nationals all four years.
The Taylor men’s cross country and track programs has now claimed 31 Academic All-District honors over the past eight years.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District award is designed to recognize student-athletes for outstanding achievements in the classroom, as well as on the court or field of play. In order to be eligible for the honor, an athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30, must have reached sophomore status academically with at least one full year at their current institution and must have participated in over half of the team’s competitions as a key contributor during the current season.
Student-athletes are nominated for the award by their institution’s Sports Information Department and voted on by members of CoSIDA.
Helmuth, Hesting, Van Prooyen and White will now advance to the national ballot for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, which will be announced on June 22.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1905 According to legend, Dodger hurler Elmer Stricklett introduces the spitball, helping Brooklyn beat the Giants, 4-3. Before the 1921 season, the spitball will be banned, except for 17 existing spitballers who can keep throwing the slippery pitch legally until they are retired, including Burleigh Grimes, who will be the last player to throw a doctored pitch before retiring in 1934 legally.
1909 Recently elected William Howard Taft joins 14,000 fans at Pittsburgh’s Exposition Park to watch the Pirates play the Cubs, becoming the first sitting president to attend a baseball game outside of Washington, D.C. The Commander in Chief proves to be a bad luck charm when the Bucs drop an 8-3 decision to Chicago, marking the only time the team loses in a span of 19 games.
1911 Riding the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Cubs complete their 191-mile journey from Columbus (OH) to their game in Pittsburgh in three hours and thirty-five minutes. The trip, which sets a land-speed record, will last 75-minutes longer than the time it will take Chicago to beat the Bucs at Forbes Field, 4-1.
1916 The Giants beat Boston for their 17th consecutive road win when Christy Mathewson scatters four singles to get the complete-game 3-0 victory at Braves Field. New York surpasses the major league mark established by the Senators, who had won 16 straight games as the visiting team in 1912.
1922 The Supreme Court rules that organized baseball is a sport and not a business, which exempts major league clubs from antitrust laws and interstate commerce rules. The unanimous court decision held that professional baseball did not meet the definition of interstate commerce because their travel between states is “incidental” to the business with all the revenue generated from the actual games.
1928 At Ebbets Field, Bill Terry hits for the cycle to pace the Giants to a 12-5 victory over the Robins (Dodgers). The New York first baseman is the first player in major league history to include a grand slam as part of the cycle.
1941 The Cardinals collect their tenth consecutive win when the team beats the Reds, 10-9, thanks to shortstop Marty Marion’s spectacular grab of Ernie Lombardi’s line drive, doubling off Ernie Koy to end the contest. The Sportsman’s Park victory marks the Redbirds’ fifth straight one-run winning decision, includes three back-to-back games decided in the team’s last at-bat.
1946 In a reverse integration role, Edward Klep becomes the first white to play in the Negro leagues. In a game played in Grand Rapids, the Erie, Pennsylvania native tosses seven innings for the Cleveland Buckeyes against the American Giants in his debut with the Negro American League team.
1950 David Tracy resigns as the Browns’ team psychologist due to the lack of cooperation from the players. The 8-22 last-place team loses confidence in their psychological guru when his use of hypnosis, used to relax the struggling players, fails to improve the club’s on-field performance.
1951 Indians GM Hank Greenberg flies to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to preside over the signing ceremony of Billy Joe Davidson, a 17-year-old American Legion standout. The Marion southpaw, who reportedly agreed to a $150,000 deal to play for the Tribe, compiles a 54-53 record, including a no-hitter, during his six years in the minors but will never throw a pitch in the major leagues.
1955 Batting out of order Fort Worth Cats lineup, Dodger farmhand Joe Pignatano’s second-inning round-tripper is nullified on appeal by the Shreveport Sports. After the correct number 7 batter, Maury Wills, loses his turn at the plate, the 25-year-old catcher, now hitting eighth, hits another homer.
1956 Gus Bell connects for three consecutive home runs, helping the Reds beat the Cubs, 10-4. The Cincinnati center fielder collects 14 total bases, going 5-for-5 while collecting seven RBIs in the Wrigley Field contest.
1956 In a 10-1 loss to the Dodgers at Forbes Field, Dale Long is held hitless by Don Newcombe, ending his consecutive-game home run streak. The Pirates’ first baseman had established a new major league mark by homering in the last eight Pittsburgh contests.
1962 Buck (John) O’Neil, previously a scout with the Cubs, becomes the first black coach in major-league baseball after accepting a job with the organization.
1965 Dick Allen’s 529-foot blast clears the left-center field roof, over the Coke Sign, at Connie Mack Stadium. The Phillies’ third baseman’s two-run prodigious poke off Chicago’s right-hander Larry Jackson proves to be the difference in Philadelphia’s 4-2 victory.
1966 For the second consecutive day, Ron Santo delivers a walk-off home run in extra-innings against Atlanta when his 10th-inning blast gives the Cubs a 3-2 victory at Wrigley Field. Yesterday, the third baseman ended the game with a three-run, 12th-inning homer, beating the Braves, 8-5.
1976 In a pitching matchup that features the Niekro brothers facing one another, Astro Joe beat the Braves and Phil, 4-1. Adding insult to injury, Joe hits his first and only home run in his 22-year career off his older sibling.
1978 In a 14-inning one-run loss to Pittsburgh, Phillies’ outfielder Garry Maddox ties a franchise record when he swipes four bases. The Philadelphia fleet flychaser equals the mark set in 1906 by Sherry Magee, who accomplished the feat twice that season.
1979 At Dodger Stadium, Dusty Baker, Rick Sutcliffe, Steve Garvey, Gary Thomasson, Derrel Thomas, Joe Ferguson, and Davey Lopes set a team record by hitting seven home runs as the Dodgers crush the Reds, 17-6.
1981 The Mets obtain Expos’ right fielder Ellis Valentine for relief pitcher Jeff Reardon and Dan Norman, acquired in the 1977 Tom Seaver trade from the Reds. The former Montreal All-Star Gold Glover hits .261 during his two seasons in New York, with Reardon compiling 367 saves while playing for seven teams in his 16-year major league tenure.
1982 LaMarr Hoyt’s 14-game winning streak, which started with five victories last season, ends when the Indians beat the White Sox. The 27-year-old right-hander throws his fourth consecutive complete game, dropping a 5-2 decision at Cleveland Stadium.
1985 The Phillies move Gold Glove third baseman Mike Schmidt to first base, replacing him at the hot corner with Rick Schu. The 23-year-old rookie will hit only .252, promoting Schmidt’s return to third next season, with Schu becoming a backup for the future Hall of Fame infielder.
1989 In a hastily called press conference in San Diego, Mike Schmidt tearfully informs the scribes of his retirement, which is effective immediately. The fans will still select the Phillies’ third baseman to start the All-Star Game, scheduled to be played at Anaheim Stadium in July.
1990 A’s Rickey Henderson’s theft of third base in the sixth inning of a 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays breaks the 62-year-old American League stolen base record of 892 held by Ty Cobb.
1990 The Mets fire manager Davey Johnson, citing the lack of team discipline as a factor in the talented team reaching the postseason only twice during his six years at the helm. Third base coach Bud Harrelson replaces the popular skipper, who averaged 96 victories a season, leading the club to the World Championship in 1986.
1994 The Braves deal outfielder Deion Sanders to the Reds for outfielder Roberto Kelly and minor league hurler Roger Etheridge, who will never appear in a major league game. Kelly will remain in Atlanta only for this season, batting .286 in 63 games, while Sanders stays with Cincinnati for four years, compiling a .260 average for his new team.
1996 Cal Ripken hits his 334th career round-tripper to move past Eddie Murray for first-place on the Orioles’ all-time list. The Baltimore shortstop goes deep over the left-field wall off Sterling Hitchcock in the sixth inning of the team’s 9-8 defeat to Seattle at the Kingdome.
1997 After acquiring Hideki Irabu from the Chiba Lotte Marines, the Padres send the Japanese right-hander to the Yankees, completing the trade that dealt Gordon Amerson (minors) and Homer Bush to New York for Rafael Medina, Ruben Rivera, and $3,000,000. The 28-year-old refused to sign with the San Diego, insisting he would only play with the Bronx Bombers, but often incurs owner George Steinbrenner’s wrath during his three years in the Big Apple, where he posts a mediocre 29-20 record.
2000 At Yankee Stadium, Randy Velarde completes the tenth unassisted triple play in major league history. With runners on first and second, Shane Spencer hits a line drive to the A’s second baseman, who catches the ball, tags out Jorge Posada coming from first base, and steps on second, tripling up Tino Martinez, who took off for third, to complete the rare event.
2000 At the age of 104, Fred Roberts, the oldest living Dodger fan, makes his first visit to Dodger Stadium. Wearing a jersey with the number 104, the World War I veteran cheers as Shawn Green’s sixth-inning grand slam helps to beat Al Leiter and the Mets, 4-1.
2001 The Diamondbacks beat the Giants at PacBell Park, 1-0. The 18-inning contest, which takes five hours and fifty-three minutes to play, establishes a franchise mark for Arizona in both innings played and time.
2002 Yankee fireballer Roger Clemens becomes the third major leaguer to strike out ten or more batters in at least 100 games. Nolan Ryan (215) and Randy Johnson (175) are the other two hurlers to have accomplished the feat.
2003 The Red Sox trade All-Star third baseman Shea Hillenbrand (.303, 3, 38) to the Diamondbacks for 24-year-old reliever turned starter Byung-Hyun Kim (1-5, 3.56). The 24-year-old South Korean right-hander wins eight of 13 decisions, helping Boston capture the American League Wild Card.
2010 Roy Halladay throws the 20th perfect game in major league history, outdueling Josh Johnson in the Phillies’ 1-0 victory over the Marlins at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. The former American League Cy Young Award winner, obtained from Toronto in the off-season, joins Jim Bunning as the only other hurler in franchise history to accomplish the feat.
2010 The Giants call up Buster Posey to start at first base, and the 23-year-old rookie responds going three-for-four with three RBIs in a 12-1 rout of the Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. The eventual National League’s Rookie of the Year does not become the team’s starting catcher until the team trades Bengie Molina to Texas at the end of June.
2010 Kendry Morales breaks his left ankle jumping on home plate while celebrating his walk-off grand slam that beat Seattle, 9-7. The freak injury results in the 26-year-old talented Angel first baseman missing the rest of the season.
2014 In the Blue Jays’ 8-6 loss to Kansas City at the Rogers Centre, Edwin Encarnacion hits a pair of two-run homers, both off Royals right-hander James Shields, to set a franchise record for home runs in a month with 16. The Toronto first baseman now also shares the American League mark for most home runs in May with Yankees legend Mickey Mantle.
2016 The Yankees, limited to only one hit, defeat the Rays, 2-1, thanks to Starlin Castro’s seventh-inning home run off Jake Odorizzi at Tropicana Field. The last time New York won a game while being the victim of a one-hitter occurred 102 years ago when the team beat the Indians at the Polo Grounds, 1-0.
2016 At The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, United States softball star Jennie Finch becomes the first woman to manage a pro baseball team when she leads the Bridgeport Bluefish to a 3-1 win over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in an Atlantic League contest. The Olympic gold medal-winning pitcher, an All-American at Arizona, is married to Casey Daigle, who pitched briefly for the Diamondbacks and Astros.
2021 At Target Field, Josh Donaldson, scoring from second on a first-inning ground-rule double by Nelson Cruz, tallies the two millionth run in baseball history. Unlike Bob Watson of the Houston Astros, who scored the one-millionth run 46 years ago, the Twins’ third baseman was unaware of the historical significance of crossing the plate.
|COLLEGE BASEBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|ATLANTIC COAST TOURNAMENT||12:00PM||ESPN2|
|BIG 12 TOURNAMENT||6:00PM||ESPN2|
|DP WORLD TOUR: DUTCH OPEN||7:30AM||GOLF|
|PGA: CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE||1:00PM||GOLF|
|PGA: CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE||2:00PM||CBS|
|SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP||3:00PM||GOLF|
|SENIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP||5:00PM||NBC|
|SAN FRANCISCO AT CINCINNATI||11:35AM||NBCS-BAY|
|BALTIMORE AT BOSTON||1:35PM||NESN|
|COLORADO AT WASHINGTON||1:35PM||MASN/2|
|MIAMI AT ATLANTA||1:35PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|CLEVELAND AT DETROIT||1:40PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|NY YANKEES AT TAMPA BAY||1:40PM||YES|
|CHI. CUBS AT CHI. WHITE SOX||2:10PM||MARQ|
|KANSAS CITY AT MINNESOTA||2:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|MILWAUKEE AT ST. LOUIS||2:15PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|TEXAS AT OAKLAND||4:07PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|TORONTO AT LA ANGELS||4:07PM||SPORTSNET|
|LA DODGERS AT ARIZONA||4:10PM||SPORTSNET|
|HOUSTON AT SEATTLE||4:10PM||ATTSN-SW|
|PITTSBURGH AT SAN DIEGO||4:10PM||ATTSN-PIT|
|PHILADELPHIA AT NY METS||7:00PM||ESPN2|
|FORMULA ONE: MONACO GRAND PRIX||9:00AM||ESPN|
|INDYCAR: INDY 500||11:00AM||NBC|
|CALIFORNIA TRIALS INVITATIONAL||5:30PM||FS1|
|NASCAR CUP: COCA-COLA 600||6:00PM||FOX|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|EAST FINALS GAME 7: BOSTON AT MIAMI||8:30PM||ESPN|
|ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP: HUDDERSFIELD TOWN VS NOTTINGHAM FOREST||11:30AM||ESPN+|
|NWSL: OL REIGN VS SAN DIEGO WAVE||3:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|SEGUNDA DIVISION: REAL VALLADOLID VS HUESCA||3:00PM||ESPN+|
|SEGUNDA DIVISION: ALCORCÓN VS EIBAR||3:00PM||ESPN+|
|SEGUNDA DIVISION: BURGOS VS GIRONA||3:00PM||ESPN+|
|SEGUNDA DIVISION: LEGANÉS VS ALMERÍA||3:00PM||ESPN+|
|SEGUNDA DIVISION: SPORTING GIJÓN VS LAS PALMAS||3:00PM||ESPN+|
|SEGUNDA DIVISION: TENERIFE VS CARTAGENA||3:00PM||ESPN+|
|MLS: LA GALAXY VS AUSTIN||4:00PM||UNIMAS|
|NWSL: HOUSTON DASH VS NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE||7:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NWSL: ANGEL CITY VS NJ/NY GOTHAM FC||8:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|LIGA MX: PACHUCA VS ATLAS||9:10PM||UNIVISION|
|MLS: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC VS CHARLOTTE||9:30PM||FS1|
|PHOENIX AT ATLANTA||3:00PM||CBS|
|MILWAUKEE AT CHI. CUBS||1:05PM||MARQ|
|MINNESOTA AT DETROIT||1:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|SAN DIEGO AT ST. LOUIS||2:15PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|SAN FRANCISCO AT PHILADELPHIA||4:05PM||NBCS-PHI|
|HOUSTON AT OAKLAND||4:07PM||ATTSN-SW|
|MIAMI AT COLORADO||4:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|KANSAS CITY AT CLEVELAND||6:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|BALTIMORE AT BOSTON||7:10PM||MASN/2|
|WASHINGTON AT NY METS||7:10PM||MASN/2|
|MILWAUKEE AT CHI. CUBS||7:40PM||MARQ|
|TAMPA BAY AT TEXAS||8:05PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|ATLANTA AT ARIZONA||8:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|PITTSBURGH AT LA DODGERS||10:10PM||ATTSN-PIT|
|NHL PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|EAST SEMIFINALS GAME 7: NY RANGERS AT CAROLINA||–||–|
|WEST SEMIFINALS GAME 7: EDMONTON AT CALGARY||–||–|
|NWSL: KANSAS CITY CURRENT VS RACING LOUISVILLE FC||3:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: AL AHLY VS WYDAD CASABLANCA||3:00PM||BEIN SPORTS|
|BRASILEIRÃO: INTERNACIONAL VS ATLÉTICO GOIANIENSE||7:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NY YANKEES||33||14||.702||–||17 – 7||16 – 7||19 – 9||12 – 4||2 – 1||5 – 5||L 1|
|TAMPA BAY||27||19||.587||5.5||16 – 11||11 – 8||9 – 6||4 – 5||10 – 7||6 – 4||W 1|
|TORONTO||26||20||.565||6.5||14 – 8||12 – 12||9 – 10||1 – 3||13 – 5||7 – 3||W 4|
|BOSTON||22||25||.468||11||11 – 12||11 – 13||6 – 13||6 – 7||9 – 4||7 – 3||L 1|
|BALTIMORE||20||28||.417||13.5||12 – 11||8 – 17||10 – 15||4 – 6||3 – 4||6 – 4||W 1|
|MINNESOTA||28||19||.596||–||16 – 11||12 – 8||6 – 5||15 – 6||7 – 6||7 – 3||L 1|
|CHI WHITE SOX||22||23||.489||5||10 – 13||12 – 10||9 – 7||7 – 12||4 – 3||4 – 6||L 2|
|CLEVELAND||19||23||.452||6.5||8 – 8||11 – 15||3 – 4||9 – 7||4 – 6||3 – 7||W 1|
|DETROIT||16||29||.356||11||10 – 14||6 – 15||6 – 6||6 – 10||1 – 8||4 – 6||L 1|
|KANSAS CITY||16||29||.356||11||8 – 15||8 – 14||1 – 5||11 – 13||1 – 5||3 – 7||W 1|
|HOUSTON||29||18||.617||–||14 – 6||15 – 12||3 – 6||9 – 1||14 – 9||5 – 5||L 2|
|LA ANGELS||27||21||.563||2.5||15 – 12||12 – 9||5 – 7||6 – 2||12 – 11||3 – 7||L 4|
|TEXAS||22||23||.489||6||10 – 12||12 – 11||3 – 6||2 – 1||13 – 13||6 – 4||W 4|
|SEATTLE||20||27||.426||9||12 – 9||8 – 18||3 – 11||6 – 4||7 – 7||4 – 6||W 2|
|OAKLAND||19||30||.388||11||6 – 17||13 – 13||7 – 7||5 – 9||5 – 11||3 – 7||L 3|
|NY METS||31||17||.646||–||15 – 8||16 – 9||15 – 7||5 – 2||10 – 6||7 – 3||W 2|
|ATLANTA||22||25||.468||8.5||13 – 14||9 – 11||9 – 10||7 – 6||4 – 6||5 – 5||L 1|
|PHILADELPHIA||21||26||.447||9.5||11 – 13||10 – 13||6 – 13||1 – 2||10 – 7||3 – 7||L 2|
|MIAMI||19||25||.432||10||10 – 12||9 – 13||12 – 6||2 – 4||3 – 10||4 – 6||W 1|
|WASHINGTON||17||31||.354||14||8 – 18||9 – 13||5 – 11||2 – 5||8 – 11||5 – 5||L 1|
|MILWAUKEE||29||18||.617||–||14 – 6||15 – 12||9 – 6||16 – 9||2 – 2||6 – 4||L 2|
|ST. LOUIS||26||20||.565||2.5||13 – 10||13 – 10||4 – 6||11 – 5||6 – 5||6 – 4||W 2|
|CHI CUBS||19||26||.422||9||7 – 15||12 – 11||1 – 2||9 – 10||7 – 10||4 – 6||W 1|
|PITTSBURGH||19||26||.422||9||11 – 14||8 – 12||3 – 1||9 – 19||6 – 5||4 – 6||W 1|
|CINCINNATI||16||30||.348||12.5||9 – 11||7 – 19||2 – 2||9 – 11||2 – 13||6 – 4||W 4|
|LA DODGERS||32||14||.696||–||15 – 5||17 – 9||7 – 6||8 – 2||13 – 5||8 – 2||W 3|
|SAN DIEGO||29||17||.630||3||12 – 10||17 – 7||9 – 5||11 – 6||8 – 5||6 – 4||L 1|
|SAN FRANCISCO||24||21||.533||7.5||13 – 11||11 – 10||9 – 7||4 – 6||7 – 7||3 – 7||L 2|
|ARIZONA||23||25||.479||10||12 – 14||11 – 11||9 – 7||6 – 5||5 – 12||5 – 5||L 3|
|COLORADO||21||25||.457||11||14 – 11||7 – 14||6 – 10||6 – 4||4 – 8||4 – 6||W 1|
X – CLINCHED DIVISION, Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT