INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES

EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 2 EVANSVILLE REITZ 1

WESTERN 7 WABASH 0

LAKE CENTRAL 10 HANOVER CENTRAL 0

HERITAGE HILLS 9 PERRY CENTRAL 0

PORTAGE 13 KANKAKEE VALLEY 3

FELICITY FRANKLIN 10 MIDDLETOWN CHRISTIAN 3

BREMEN 16 LAVILLE 4

SEEGER 16 CLINTON PRAIRIE 3

JIMTOWN 9 WESTVIEW 5

INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 13 HAUSER 2

HOMESTEAD 5 FORT WAYNE DWENGER 2

RISING SUN 11 JAC CEN DEL 1

HEBRON 9 N. WHITE 3

KOUTS 10 CALUMET CHRISTIAN 4

CASTLE 12 GIBSON SOUTHERN 6

WES DEL 4 EASTBROOK 2

JAY COUNTY 10 S. ADAMS 3

BLUE RIVER VALLEY 4 SHENANDOAH 2

NORTHWESTERN 13 ROSSVILLE 1

TRITON 8 ARGOS 7

FAIRFIELD 8 GOSHEN 1

LOGANSPORT 7 TWIN LAKES 0

CHRUBUSCO 9 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 3

SHORTRIDGE 15 ANDERSON PREP ACADEMY 4

NEW PRAIRIE 7 MUNSTER 4

ANDREAN 12 MARIST 2

ANGOLA 12 PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 4

EAST NOBLE 9 NORTHWOOD 3

COVINGTON 6 SOUTHMONT 5

SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 9 WARSAW 7

SCOTTSBURG 13 SOUTH-CENTRAL 1

RENSSELAER CENTRAL 8 TRI COUNTY 6

SOUTHPORT 9 WARREN CENTRAL 5

WESTERN 12 MADISON GRANT 6

NORTH MIAMI 8 EASTERN 7

CHATARD 11 INDY GENESIS HOMESCHOOL 0

NORTHFIELD 9 WHITKO 1

IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY 14 CRISPUS ATTACKS 3

BEN DAVIS 12 RITTER 11

NORTHRIDGE 3 GARRETT 2

EDGEWOOD 15 LINTON STOCKTON 3

TIPPECANOE VALLEY 8 MANCHESTER 3

WEST VIGO 9 SHAKAMAK 4

FLOYD CENTRAL 4 CLARKSVILLE 2

LANESVILLE 9 SPRINGS VALLEY 5

ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 1 CROWN POINT 0

MCCUTCHEON 8 CRAWFORDSVILLE 1

NORTH MONTGOMERY 9 GREENCASTLE 6

BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 13 LOOGOOTEE 3

MISSISSISEWA 11 MACONAQUAH 0

WOODLAN 2 FREMONT 1

SULLIVAN 8 N. CENTRAL 0

HARRISON 6 BENTON CENTRAL 3

AVON 8 MOORESVILLE 5

PLYMOUTH 8 KNOX 4

PENN 7 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 0

BLACKFORD 12 SOUTHERN WELLS 2

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL POLLS-FINAL REGULAR SEASON

4A

1)CENTER GROVE H.S. 24-2 (238)

2)MOORESVILLE H.S. 24-2 (200)

3)CASTLE H.S. 23-3 (148)

4)FISHERS H.S. 21-7 (124)

5)EVANS. NORTH H.S. 22-5 (112)

6)CARROLL (FORT WAYNE H.S. 24-4 (110)

7)LAPORTE H.S. 23-3 (92)

8)JASPER H.S. 21-4 (86)

9)MUNSTER H.S. 6-2 (72)

10)COLUMBUS NORTH H.S. 17-6 (46)

RECEIVING VOTES:

F.W. SNIDER H.S., FLOYD CENTRAL H.S., HOMESTEAD H.S., LAKE CENTRAL H.S., LAWRENCE NORTH H.S., NEW ALBANY H.S.,

3A

1)ANDREAN H.S. 23-3 (214)

2)WESTERN H.S. 23-2 (182)

3)WEST VIGO H.S. 24-1 (152)

4)BREBEUF H.S. 21-4 (140)

5)SILVER CREEK H.S. 24-6 (126)

6)BATESVILLE H.S. 19-4 (82)

7)GLENN H.S. (JOHN GLENN) 22-2 (80)

8)HERITAGE H.S. 24-2 (78)

9)CRAWFORDSVILLE H.S. 19-5 (52)

10)OAK HILL H.S. 21-6 (28)

RECEIVING VOTES:

CULVER MILITARY ACADEMY, GIBSON SOUTHERN H.S., GUERIN CATHOLIC H.S., HANOVER CENTRAL H.S., NEW CASTLE H.S.,

2A

1)CARROLL (FLORA) H.S. 22-0 (218)

2)CASCADE H.S. 22-3 (154)

3)WAPAHANI H.S. 19-4 (144)

4)EASTERN (GREENTOWN) H.S. 21-6 (130)

5)UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL 18-7 (110)

6)MONROE CENTRAL H.S. 19-8 (102)

7)CENTERVILLE H.S. 16-5 (62)

8)FOREST PARK H.S. 16-7 (56)

9)DELPHI H.S. 18-7 (54)

10)BOONE GROVE H.S. 1-3 (42)

RECEIVING VOTES:

COVENANT CHRISTIAN H.S., EASTBROOK H.S., EASTERN (GREENE) H.S., EASTSIDE H.S., FAIRFIELD H.S., HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, LAPEL H.S., MITCHELL H.S., SEEGER H.S., SOUTHWESTERN H.S. (HANOVER), WABASH H.S., WESTVIEW H.S.

1A

1)BORDEN H.S. 19-6 (212)

2)BARR-REEVE H.S. 18-6 (194)

3)LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC H.S. 19-6 (148)

4)SOUTH CENTRAL H.S. (UNION MILLS) 16-6 (114)

5)UNION CITY H.S. 14-6 (90)

6)F.W. BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN H.S. 11-6 (82)

7)RIVERTON PARKE H.S. 21-7 (60)

8)LOOGOOTEE H.S. 13-7 (56)

9)CASTON H.S. 15-6 (52)

10)FREMONT H.S. 19-7 (36)

RECEIVING VOTES:

COWAN H.S., HAUSER H.S., INDPLS LUTHERAN H.S., JAC-CEN-DEL H.S., MORGAN TWP. H.S., NORTH DAVIESS H.S., RISING SUN H.S., ROSSVILLE H.S., SHAKAMAK H.S., SPRINGS VALLEY H.S., TECUMSEH H.S., WASHINGTON TWP. H.S., WES-DEL H.S.,

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SCORES

HAMMOND MORTON 11 HAMMOND CENTRAL 1

SOUTH-CENTRAL 24 LACROSSE 0

BOONE GROVE 9 WINAMAC 2

COWAN 9 LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 0

ANDREAN 14 WHITING 0

LOWELL 15 MICHIGAN CITY 1

EASTERN HANCOCK 21 KNIGHTSTOWN 3

LANESVILLE 12 ORLEANS 1

CARROLL 9 FRONTIER 6

KOUTS 17 MARQUETTE 0

ROCHESTER 6 TIPPECANOE VALLEY 3

WEST CENTRAL 13 NORTHFIELD 0

ANGOLA 1 NEW HAVEN 0

EASTSIDE 14 S. ADAMS 2

SILVER CREEK 5 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 3

WEST VIGO 3 OWEN VALLEY 1

PROVIDENCE 15 CRAWFORD COUNTY 2

CARMEL 11 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 1

NORTHWOOD 10 W. NOBLE 4

BEN DAVIS 14 PIKE 0

GRIFFITH 16 CALUMET NEW TECH 0

NEW PALESTINE 8 SOUTHPORT 1

GREENCASTLE 10 CLOVERDALE 2

CHATARD 10 BEECH GROVE 0

NORTH DECATUR 10 SOUTHWESTERN 3

ALEXANDRIA MONROE 2 LAPEL 0

NEW WASHINGTON 35 ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 0

LOGANSPORT 4 MCCUTCHEON 2

EMINENCE 10 WHITE RIVER VALLEY 3

BREBEUF 19 SHORTRIDGE 2

INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 9 EDINBURG 8

PENDLETON HEIGHTS 21 RICHMOND 0

BELLMONT 7 HERITAGE 1

RIVERSIDE 12 PROVIDENCE CRISTON REY 11

COLUMBIA CITY 24 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 0

PRINCETON 6 VINCENNES LINCOLN 2

WESTERN 3 PERU 1

NORTHRIDGE 2 GOSHEN 0

HAUSER 15 OLDENBURG ACADEMY 0

SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 2 NEW PRAIRIE 0

SOUTHRIDGE 7 N. KNOX 6

TRI WEST HENDRICKS 17 N. MONTGOMERY 1

ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 29 HAMILTON 0

MOORESVILLE 7 CENTER GROVE 1

COVENANT CHRISTIAN 3 MONROVIA 2

TERRE HAUTE NORTH 4 PLAINFIELD 2

FRANKLIN COUNTY 6 LAWRENCEBURG 2

MOUNT VERNON 14 EVANSVILLE BOSSE 1

FORT WAYNE NORTHRUP 11 FORT WAYNE SNIDER 0

NORTH VERMILLION 14 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 1

LOOGOOTEE 10 N. DAVIESS 0

UNION COUNTY 11 SHENANDOAH 3

NORTH NEWTON 18 N. JUDSON 0

CASTON 17 SOUTHWOOD 0

SEEGER 8 DELPHI 4

SPRINGS VALLEY 19 CANNELTON 9

DALEVILLE 8 SOUTHERN WELLS 7

WEST WASHINGTON 16 CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 5 TELL CITY 2

LEWIS CASS 15 MANCHESTER 12

MADISON GRANT 15 TAYLOR 0

NORTH CENTRAL 14 BLOOMFIELD 3

MOUNT VERNON 8 GREENFIELD CENTRAL 2

NORTH PUTNAM 11 PARKE HERITAGE 1

NOBLESVILLE 9 WESTFIELD 3

NORTH CENTRAL 17 LAWRENCE CENTRAL 1

BARR REEVE 15 SHOALS 0

NORTHVIEW 19 INDIAN CREEK 4

FRANKLIN 16 GREENWOOD 6

EASTERN 12 CLARKSVILLE 1

LEO 13 FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 0

CORYDON CENTRAL 3 N. HARRISON 0

RONCALLI 10 WARREN CENTRAL 3

SOUTH RIPLEY 14 AUSTIN 2

SOUTH KNOX 2 EASTERN GREENE 1

AVON 10 TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 0

PERRY CENTRAL 16 SOUTH-CENTRAL 7

HOMESTEAD 10 FORT WAYNE NORTH 0

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL BRACKETS:

4A BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/GRaPr8_0EeyA0wqb9tl3hA/baseball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-4a-baseball-state-tournament.htm

3A BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/N0yQqs_0EeyA0wqb9tl3hA/baseball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-3a-baseball-state-tournament.htm

2A BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/VVB-2M_0EeyA0wqb9tl3hA/baseball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-2a-baseball-state-tournament.htm

1A BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/c26pK8_0EeyA0wqb9tl3hA/baseball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-1a-baseball-state-tournament.htm

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SECTIONAL BRACKETS:

4A BRACKETS:https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/Letqac_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/softball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-4a-softball-state-tournament.htm

3A BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/UipPdc_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/softball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-3a-softball-state-tournament.htm

2A BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/ZB7XQM_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/softball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-2a-softball-state-tournament.htm

1A BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/RjUhgc_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/softball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-1a-softball-state-tournament.htm

INDIANA GIRLS TENNIS REGIONAL BRACKET: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/girls%20sports/girls%20tennis/2021-22/2021-22%20State%20Championship%20Bracket.pdf

NBA PLAYOFFS

BOSTON 102 MIAMI 82

MONDAY’S BOX: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/boxscore.asp?gamecode=2022052302&home=2&vis=14&final=true

NBA WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/wire.asp

NHL PLAYOFFS

TAMPA BAY 2 FLORIDA 0

COLORADO 6 ST. LOUIS 3

MONDAY’S BOXES: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/scoreboard.asp

NHL WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/wire.asp

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

ST. LOUIS 7 TORONTO 3 (10)

ARIZONA 9 KANSAS CITY 5

BALTIMORE 6 NY YANKEES 4

MINNESOTA 5 DETROIT 4

CLEVELAND 6 HOUSTON 1

SEATTLE 7 OAKLAND 6

PITTSBURGH 2 COLORADO 1

CHICAGO CUBS 7 CINCINNATI 4

LA DODGERS 10 WASHINGTON 1

PHILADELPHIA 7 ATLANTA 3

SAN DIEGO 3 MILWAUKEE 2 (10)

NY METS 13 SAN FRANCISCO 3

MONDAY BOXES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp

MLB WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/wire.asp

WNBA

LAS VEGAS 104 LOS ANGELES 76

Top national headlines

Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout

BOSTON (AP) The Miami Heat left Jayson Tatum lying on the court with a pain in his neck in the closing minutes of Game 3.

The Celtics All-Star did his part to make sure the Heat were hurting after Game 4.

Tatum scored 31 points and Boston took its turn pounding Miami early, jumping out to a 26-4 lead and cruising to a 102-82 victory that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.

“Obviously, we knew how important this game was,” Tatum said. “Everybody just had to come up with a different sense of urgency.”

Miami missed 15 of its first 16 shots as this bizarre series produced another game that was all but over after 12 minutes. The Heat led 39-18 after the first quarter of Game 3.

Boston improved to 5-0 this postseason following a loss. Coach Ime Udoka said the challenge is finding more consistency.

“Just got to muster that same energy when we came off a win as well as a loss,” Udoka said. “This is a three-game series now. Can’t always just flip the mindset when we come off a loss and get a little desperate.”

Game 5 is Wednesday in Miami.

Payton Pritchard had 14 points for the Celtics. Derrick White added 13 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Robert Williams finished with 12 points and nine rebounds.

“We just wanted to up the effort all-around,” Williams said.

The Celtics led by 27 points in the second quarter and stretched their advantage to 32 in the third. Each game in this series has featured a lead of at least 20 points, and none has been close down the stretch.

Victor Oladipo led the Heat with 23 points. Miami’s starting five of All-Star Jimmy Butler (six points), Kyle Lowry (three points), P.J. Tucker (no points), Max Strus (no points) and Bam Adebayo (nine points) were a combined 7 of 36 shooting. They all sat out the fourth quarter.

“They came out and jumped us,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We’re not making any excuses. They outplayed us tonight for sure. We never could get any kind of grip on the game.”

And the Celtics stymied the Heat without Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart, who sat with a sprained right ankle he suffered in the second half of Game 3.

The Heat were without Tyler Herro, who suffered a groin injury late in Game 3.

Butler was in the starting lineup after missing the second half of Game 3 with swelling in his right knee. Lowry (strained left hamstring), Strus (strained hamstring) and Tucker (left knee irritation) all tested their injuries pregame before being cleared to go.

“It’s a part of playoffs. You learn to adapt,” Adebayo said. “Guys being out, guys playing half, guys playing 20 minutes in the game, just depends. You’ve just got to find a way to win.”

Boston’s Williams returned after missing a game with soreness in his surgically repaired left knee.

Even with their banged-up roster, the Celtics enjoyed their fastest start of the series. Starting in place of Smart, White scored the game’s first seven points as Boston took an 8-0 lead.

It quickly grew to 18-1, with Miami misfiring on its first 14 shots. The Heat didn’t get their first points until Adebayo’s free throw at the 7:56 mark. Miami made its first field goal at 3:22, a 3-pointer by Oladipo, and finished the quarter 3 for 20.

The Celtics took a 29-11 lead into the second quarter and led 57-33 at the half.

TIP-INS

Heat: Shot 33% (30 of 90). … Finished with 64 bench points. … Miami had one point in the first eight minutes, the lowest total by any team in a playoff game in the last quarter-century, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Celtics: Outrebounded Miami 20-8 in the first quarter. … Several current and former New England Patriots were in the crowd, including Devin and Jason McCourty, Malcolm Butler and Damien Harris.

STARTING DIVE

Per ESPN Stats & Info, the 18 points scored by Miami’s starters is the lowest total by a starting five in a playoff game since starters were first tracked beginning in 1970-71.

TURNOVER FORMULA

After finishing with 23 turnovers in Game 3, the Celtics had nine in Game 4. They improved to 10-2 this postseason when they have 15 or fewer turnovers. Boston is 0-3 when it has 16 or more giveaways.

Connelly leaves Nuggets for similar role with Timberwolves

DENVER (AP) Tim Connelly is leaving his job as president of basketball operations of the Denver Nuggets for a similar role with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Connelly agreed to the deal on Monday, the Timberwolves announced.

The 45-year-old Connelly steadily built the Nuggets into a perennial playoff contender through draft picks that included two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and point guard Jamal Murray.

Connelly’s decision to switch teams inside the Western Conference’s Northwest Division was first reported by The Athletic and ESPN. The deal is reportedly for five years and worth more than $40 million. It also includes ownership equity.

“My family and I couldn’t be more excited to join the Timberwolves organization,” Connelly said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get to work to build an elite franchise that our fans can continue to be proud of.”

In Minnesota, Connelly will oversee a team led by Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards. The Timberwolves are coming off a 46-win season and their first playoff appearance since 2018. They took the second-seeded Memphis Grizzlies to six games before being eliminated.

Connelly’s first opportunity to enhance the promising roster he’s inheriting will come in one month at the draft, when the Timberwolves have the 19th overall pick in the first round. They also have three second-round choices.

Towns has two years and more than $69 million remaining on his contract, and if he’s an All-NBA selection, he’ll be eligible for a max extension. The more pressing matter will be the status of point guard D’Angelo Russell, the No. 3 scorer in the still-developing star trio. He’ll be entering the final year of his deal, with a 2022-23 salary of more than $31 million, after another up-and-down season with inconsistency that stretched into the playoff series against the Grizzlies.

The Timberwolves could also use help at the power forward spot, where Jarred Vanderbilt was the primary starter this season. The 23-year-old Vanderbilt averaged 6.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. He was brought to the Nuggets by Connelly in a trade in 2018, and then sent to the Timberwolves in a multi-team deal in 2020.

“This is such an important hire for the organization and our fans, we are confident that Tim’s leadership will be a major part of our continued growth and future success,” said Ethan Casson, the Timberwolves and Lynx’s chief executive officer.

Minnesota shook up its front office right before training camp began last fall when the team fired Gersson Rosas in response to mounting tension around him in the building. Sachin Gupta was promoted to be president of basketball operations in Rosas’ place, with the caveat that the position would be evaluated again this summer. The team said Connelly will work closely with Gupta.

Gupta is well-regarded within the organization for his humble, steady leadership, notably by coach Chris Finch. The franchise is currently in an ownership transition, with Glen Taylor in the process of handing over control to co-buyers Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez in a sale that’s scheduled to be completed by the end of next year.

Connelly joined the Nuggets in 2013 when he took over for Masai Ujiri when Ujiri left for the Toronto Raptors. He helped bring in coach Michael Malone and built the roster through picks like Jokic (41st overall) and Murray (seventh), along with Michael Porter Jr. (14th). More recently, it’s been Zeke Nnaji (22nd) and Bones Hyland (26th). Connelly has also orchestrated several big moves, including the addition of Aaron Gordon at the 2021 trade deadline.

The Nuggets won 48 games this season despite missing two max players in Murray (knee) and Porter (back).

With Connelly leaving, the Nuggets could give more responsibility to general manager Calvin Booth. One of Denver’s top priorities this summer is signing Jokic to a super-max deal.

Kadri has hat trick, Avs beat Blues 6-3 to take 3-1 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) Nazem Kadri had the last laugh.

Kadri scored three goals, including two during a four-goal second period barrage, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference series.

Kadri’s outburst came after he received racist death threats on social media following a first-period collision with Blues goalie Jordan Binnington in Game 3 on Saturday night.

“I wanted to come out tonight and really put a mark on this game, especially after what happened,” Kadri said. “I tried to do that as best as possible. Sometimes you’ve got to be patient and you’ve got to wait. I was able to strike early in the second period and was able to get the mojo going.”

Kadri, who was booed heavily every time he touched the puck, skated towards the glass and appeared to salute the Blues fans after each of his first two goals, inciting even more jeers. It was his first career playoff hat trick.

“I know that they’re booing me and what-not, but that’s what being a fan is,” Kadri said. “As a home team and a home player, you want the fans on your side and heckling the other team, as long as it’s within the guidelines. I’ve got no issues with that and I know what was said isn’t a reflection on every single fan in St. Louis. I understand that and I want to make that clear. But for those that wasted their time sending messages like that, I feel sorry for them.”

Kadri said he heard no racial taunts from the crowd on Monday.

“Naz’s focused, he’s a big boy, he’s a tough guy, and he’s a resilient guy,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said. “And we’re proud of him as a group and we have a task that we’re trying to complete and Naz understands that and it’s unfortunate he has to deal with it and he knows that we’re all with him and that’s what we care about.”

Erik Johnson and Devon Toews also scored and Mikko Rantanen added an empty netter for the Avalanche, while Darcy Kuemper made 17 saves.

David Perron scored twice and Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist for the Blues. Ville Husso, making his first start since Game 3 of the first round against Minnesota, made 31 saves.

Game 5 is Wednesday in Colorado.

“We got outskated for most of the game 5-on-5,” Blues coach Craig Berube said. “It’s pretty simple. I don’t know why. We got outskated. They outskated us. Got to every loose puck. Lost a lot of puck battles.”

The Avalanche took control of the game – and the series – with three goals in less than a two-minute span early in the second period.

Johnson got it going with his first of the playoffs at the 2:44 mark. Kadri gave the Avalanche the lead with his first at 4:07 and Toews scored 19 seconds later to make it 3-1.

Kadri said Berube’s comments after Game 3 were part of his motivation. When asked about the collision following the game, Berube referred to Kadri’s past disciplinary action from the league office.

“He made some comments that I wasn’t a fan of,” Kadri said. “I guess he’s never heard of bulletin-board material.”

Kadri gave Perron a late shove a minute later, causing retaliation by Perron and Buchnevich that landed them both in the box with minor penalties. Colorado did not score on the two-man advantage, but Kadri buried his second goal moments after it ended to make it 4-1.

Perron and Buchnevich each scored power play goals late in the second to bring the Blues back within one, but Kadri’s goal midway through the third scuttled the comeback attempt.

“It was awesome,” Johnson said of Kadri’s hat trick. “I felt so good for him. You know, imagine being in his situation, it can’t be a fun thing. Like I said, no human being should actually receive that type of treatment, especially with a hockey game. … I think he liked being the villain tonight and he certainly stepped up for us.”

Perron gave the Blues a 1-0 lead five minutes into the game and they escaped the first period with the lead despite getting outshot 15-3. Husso made several tough saves drawing chants of “HUSS!” from the crowd.

“I’m not sure we ever had control of the game, even though we scored first,” Perron said. “We didn’t make them defend hard enough. We had some pushes, but not nearly consistent enough to win a hockey game.”

EXTRA SECURITY

St. Louis police are investigating the threats made towards Kadri. The NHL told the AP on Monday that it is working with the St. Louis Police Department to employ enhanced security procedures both at the arena and in the hotel.

ROAD WARRIORS

Colorado is 4-0 on the road this postseason and is the only team without a loss away from home. The streak ties the second-longest postseason-opening road winning streak in franchise history with the 2001 team. The longest streak is a 7-0 start by the 1999 team.

NOTES: Blues D Torey Krug skated with the team during the morning skate for the first time since sustaining a lower body injury in Game 3 against Minnesota. There is no update on his return. … Avalanche C Alex Newhook played in his first playoff game this year and got an assist on Johnson’s goal. … Blues F Vladimir Tarasenko played in his 88th career playoff game, moving him into a tie with Jaden Schwartz for fifth-most in franchise history. … The Blues recalled G Charlie Lindgren from Springfield, its AHL affiliate, under emergency circumstances on Sunday to back up Husso.

Vasilevskiy, Lightning beat Panthers 2-0 in Game 4 for sweep

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning are running out of superlatives to describe Andrei Vasilevskiy’s dominance.

The reigning Conn Symthe Trophy winner delivered another stellar playoff performance for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions on Monday night, stopping 49 shots to beat the Florida Panthers 2-0 and finish a four-game sweep that sends them to the Eastern Conference final for the sixth time in eight years.

Pat Maroon snapped a scoreless tie, batting Zach Bogosian’s shot down behind Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before the puck trickled into the net a little over six minutes into the third period. Ondrej Palat added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds left.

Vasilevskiy won his sixth straight game, a streak that began with the Lightning facing a 3-2 series deficit in the opening round. It was his sixth shutout in his last seven series-clinching wins.

The 27-year-old goaltender nicknamed “Big Cat” posted his 57th career postseason victory, moving into a tie with Tuukka Rask for 17th on the all-time list. He’s allowed one or fewer goals in 28 of 87 playoff starts.

When Vasilevskiy began this postseason by yielding three or more goals in Tampa Bay’s first six games against the Maple Leafs, coach Jon Cooper said the Lightning’s confidence in him never wavered.

“I’m not so sure there’s much more I can say about him. It’s funny how the playoffs are five games into the Toronto series and you’re asking all these questions about what’s wrong with Vasilevsky,” Cooper said.

“It’s never a doubt in our locker room. A goalie’s job, if you want to be elite, is to give your team a chance to win,” the coach added. “When a goaltender gives your team a chance to win, it comes in a variety of ways. Tonight, it was he wasn’t letting anything in. And we’ve seen that time and time again.”

The high-scoring Panthers, who averaged a NHL-best 4.11 goals per game while compiling the league’s best record during the regular season, were shut out for the first time all season. The Presidents’ Trophy winners finished with three goals in four games and wound up being outscored 13-3 in the series.

“They’re really good. I mean, they’re Stanley Cup champions for a reason, and their evolution of how they were once a high-flying kind of offensive team and they found their recipe how to win and they stick with it,” Florida interim coach Andrew Brunette said.

“Obviously, we aspire to be them, and this was another learning experience for us,” Brunette added. “We need to be better.”

The Panthers were eliminated from the playoffs for the second year by their in-state rivals. The Lightning ousted them in the first round in 2021.

“It’s a tough pill to swallow. Getting swept is tough,” Florida’s Aaron Ekblad said. “It hurts. It stings. There’s no doubt about it.”

The Lightning joined the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens as the only franchises to win at least 10 consecutive playoff series. Their bid to become the first team in 40 years to capture three straight Stanley Cup titles will continue in the East final against either the Carolina Hurricanes or New York Rangers.

The defending champs persevered Monday night despite having goals by Alex Killorn and Nikita Kucherov waved off within a 48-second span of the second period – the first after Florida coach Andrew Brunette challenged and a lengthy replay review determined Palat lifted the puck out of play along the boards before Mikhail Sergachev fired a shot that Killorn tipped past Bobrovsky.

Less than a minute later, Tampa Bay appeared to take the lead again only to have replay confirm Anthony Cirelli won a faceoff in the left circle with a hand pass that Kucherov rifled through Bobrovsky.

“When you hit a little adversity like that, you’ve just got to stick with it,” Maroon said.

The Panthers became the first Presidents’ Trophy winners to be swept by a defending Stanley Cup champion in the playoffs since Edmonton breezed past Calgary on its way to another title in 1988.

Vasilevskiy, who entered Monday night having given up one goal in each of his previous four games, has allowed one goal total in his last seven series-clinching wins.

“It’s pretty cool to play with a player that I think will go down as one of the best goalies that’s ever played the game,” Killorn said. “That’s how you kind of gauge players is how they perform in big-time games, and he’s been nothing but tremendous in his game.”

NOTES: Tampa Bay is the third franchise to win at least 10 consecutive playoffs series. Montreal has done it twice (13 from 1976-80 and 10 from 1956-60). The Islanders – the last team to win at least three straight Stanley Cups – won a record 19 straight series from 1980-84. …. The Panthers outshot the Lightning 17-3 in the first period and 34-15 through the second. … Florida C Joe Thornton played for the first time this postseason. It was the 42-year-old, six-time All-Star’s 187th career playoff game – second-most among active NHL players. … C Brayden Point (lower body) remained sidelined for the Lightning. He hasn’t played since being injured during the Lightning’s opening-round Game 7 victory over Toronto.

Happ, Wisdom hit 3-run HRs, Cubs top Aquino, Reds 7-4

CINCINNATI (AP) There’s something about Cincinnati for Ian Happ.

The Cubs left fielder played college baseball at the University of Cincinnati, a few miles away from Great American Ball Park. And for reasons not entirely known to him, he really likes to hit there.

Happ added a three-run homer and an RBI double to his impressive body of work at GABP, powering the Cubs to a 7-4 win over the Reds on Monday night.

The Pittsburgh native now has 14 homers among 24 extra-base hits and 29 RBIs in 35 games at Great American.

“I don’t have a good answer for it,” he said. “I do well here. I’ve always been really comfortable here. I have some people around that I know really well, so I’ve been lucky to have a lot of success here.”

Happ is hitting .383 in his last 15 games, pushing his season average to .286.

He drove in Seiya Suzuki with a fourth-inning double before Patrick Wisdom hit a three-run homer, his team-leading 10th of the season.

Then, with Chicago holding a 4-3 lead with two outs in the seventh, Happ drove the first pitch he saw from reliever Luis Cessa into the right-field bleachers.

“He sees the ball well here,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “That first one got run down there at the track, and the double and homer were big shots.”

Aristides Aquino hit two home runs for the Reds.

Drew Smyly (2-5) went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and four hits while striking out five. He seemed to be on the way to one of his best outings of the season, retiring 13 at one point, but got in trouble in the sixth when Tommy Pham hit a solo homer and Aquino launched a two-run shot to center field.

Aquino, who had spent the last few weeks in the minors because of lack of production, hit another long drive in the eighth, hitting Chris Martin’s slider 429 feet off the facing of the second deck in left field.

Aquino, who has struggled in recent years after a big rookie season, began the game with just one home run in 45 at-bats for the Reds in 2022.

David Robertson closed for his sixth save.

Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez (0-6) continued to struggle. He lasted four innings, allowing four runs and four hits and striking out five. He pitched for the first time since May 11 as the Reds pondered moving him to the bullpen.

“Gutierrez was really good early, probably the best we’ve seen him all year,” Reds manager David Bell said. “I think he had so much time off that it caught up to him.”

GREAT GRABS

Happ might have had another home run if not for Reds center fielder Nick Senzel, who was back in the lineup for the first time after missing 17 games with COVID-19. Senzel made a leaping catch at the center-field wall to rob Happ of a home run in the second inning. The next batter, Yan Gomes, hit a liner that Senzel ran down in the left-center field gap, making the stab over his head. Senzel didn’t fare as well at the plate, going 0 for 5 and fanning three times.

LUCKY DAY

A fan was surprised to find that a high foul ball that drifted into the stands along the third-base line somehow ended up his beer cup – without knocking the cup over or spilling the contents. The guy got a hearty cheer from the crowd when he chugged the rest of the beer with his new souvenir still in the cup.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: Ross said C Willson Conteras, who left Saturday’s game with tightness in his left hamstring, is getting better and probably will not have to go on the injury list.

Reds: RHP Connor Overton was placed on the 60-day injury list with back issues. … LHP Mike Minor (shoulder) will make one more rehab start at Triple-A Louisville before making his Reds debut. … LHP Nick Lododo (lower back) has started throwing again. … The Reds still have 13 players on the injured list.

MOVES

The Reds reinstated the following players from the COVID-19 restriction list following the road trip to Toronto: OF Albert Almora Jr., INF Brandon Drury and RHPs Joel Kuhnel and Tyler Mahle. …. Right-hander Graham Ashcraft, INF Taylor Motter and were sent back to Louisville after being brought up as substitute players for the Blue Jays series.

UP NEXT

The Cubs send RHP Marcus Stroman (1-4, 4.88) to the mound to face Reds RHP Tyler Mahle (2-4, 5.23) on Tuesday night.

Goldschmidt’s slam in 10th lifts Cards to 7-3 win over Jays

ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul Goldschmidt hit a walkoff grand slam in the 10th inning Monday night, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

“I was just trying to make sure I could put something in play,” Goldschmidt said. “I was able to get enough of it to get it out of there.”

St. Louis native David Phelps (0-1) began the 10th and a wild pitch sent pinch-runner Lars Nootbaar – who was on second as the automatic runner – to third. After striking out two, Phelps walked Tommy Edman. Ryan Borucki, the sixth Toronto pitcher, came in and walked pinch-hitter Edmundo Sosa.

Goldschmidt, who sat out Sunday, struck out three times and hit into a double play in his previous four at-bats.

“You don’t have any other choice,” Goldschmidt said. “I had five outs in four at-bats. That’s not what you want to do. I was preparing for the at-bat. It was pretty cool.”

Indeed.

Goldschmidt sent a 1-2 pitch over the left field fence for his seventh homer. It was his seventh career grand slam, his seventh career winning homer and his seventh extra-inning home run. It extended his hitting streak to 15 games.

“To start the game the way he did and then to stay locked in enough to take that at-bat and win that game is impressive,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “What’s cool about today is he strikes out several times and he’s still in the dugout upbeat, smiling and having fun. That’s a player that’s confident in what he’s able to do. That was fun to watch today.”

Not so much, though, for Toronto.

“They’re human beings,” Blues Jays manger Charlie Montoyo said. “They’re going to feel it. Every game is close. I believe in my guys. I know they’re going to get hot. We’re just not swinging the bats right now. We had a chance. We just didn’t come up with the big hits again.”

It was the first walkoff grand slam in St. Louis since April 27, 2017, when Matt Carpenter hit one against Toronto.

Genesis Cabrera (2-1) was the fifth St. Louis pitcher and pitched the 10th inning to pick up the victory as the Cardinals won their fourth straight overall and improved to 1-1 in extra innings.

George Springer homered for Toronto, which fell to 1-2 in extra-inning games.

Each team scored twice in the seventh to chase the starting pitchers.

Miles Mikolas pitched 6 2/3 innings before giving way to rookie reliever Andrew Pallante, who came in to a bases-loaded situation. Mikolas filled the bases on a single and a walk before hitting a batter. Pallante walked Springer and Santiago Espinal, giving Toronto a 3-1 lead before getting out of the jam.

Rookie Juan Yepez hit his fourth home run with one out in the seventh off Jose Berrios, who then gave up two singles.

“We love this sport,” Berrios said. “We’ll keep grinding. We’ll keep pushing. It’s tough when we lose, but that’s part of the game. We know we can play better out there. We’ll keep trying and working as a team.”

Adam Cinder relieved and allowed a run-scoring single by Harrison Bader before getting a double play.

The Blues Jays tied it at 1 when Springer led off the sixth with a homer to left.

The Cardinals struck for a run in the second on a one-out run-scoring double by rookie Brendan Donovan. Nolan Arenado led off the inning with a single.

HITTING STREAK

Toronto 2B Santiago Espinal singled in the first inning, giving him a 16-game hitting streak. It’s the longest active streak in MLB.

ROSTER MOVES

Blue Jays: RHP Julian Merryweather was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo. … C Zack Collins was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina was placed on the bereavement list. Molina’s son injured his arm playing baseball in Puerto Rico and will have surgery Tuesday morning. … Rookie C Ivan Herrera was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. Herrera was batting .310 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 20 games at Memphis. … RHP Angel Rondon was optioned to Memphis. … RHP Junior Fernandez was promoted Monday afternoon from Memphis to help in the bullpen. … Rookie LHP Matthew Liberatore was recalled from Memphis, as was Nootbaar.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: LHP Tim Mayza (left forearm inflammation) did not make the Blue Jays’ road trip to St. Louis. … LHP Tayler Saucedo (right hip discomfort) continues working through a throwing program, adding distance to his throws each day.

Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz (left shoulder impingement) was placed on 15-day injured list. Matz was removed from Sunday’s start after just four pitches. … OF Dylan Carlson (left hamstring strain) went on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 22). Carlson left Saturday’s game after two innings in the field.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Kevin Gausman (3-3, 2.52) faced St. Louis once last year when he was with San Francisco. In seven career appearances, including three starts against St. Louis, Gausman is 0-3 with a 3.97 ERA.

Cardinals: RHP Jordan Hicks (1-3, 4.21) will be making his first career appearance and start against the Blue Jays. It will be his first career start against an interleague opponent and his first career appearance against an AL East team.

Kepler hits slam, Urshela and Twins walk off Tigers 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Max Kepler hit an early grand slam, and Gio Urshela’s infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

Urshela hit a grounder toward Tigers shortstop Javier Baez, who couldn’t make a play. That allowed Kepler – who launched his slam in the first inning – to score the winning run.

“He’s not going up there trying to maybe hit one in the second deck. He’s trying to do something else,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said of Urshela. “It was just a find-a-way kind of game, and he found a way.”

Urshela’s teammates mobbed him on the field after his game-ending hit, the third of his career.

It’s the second time this season the Twins have walked off the Tigers at Target Field. Minnesota won in walk-off fashion on a bizarre series of plays April 26 against Detroit.

Emilio Pagan (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. Andrew Chafin (0-1) took the loss.

It was the second day in a row that Urshela drove in the deciding run. His single in the top of the ninth Sunday against Kansas City lifted the Twins to a 7-6 comeback win.

“I’m just trying to do it every day,” Urshela said. “I’m coming here every day to win games.”

Kepler opened the scoring with his third career slam, and the third of the year for the Twins. He took Elvin Rodriguez deep to right field to give Minnesota a 4-0 lead in the first.

It was just the second major league appearance and first start for Rodriguez. The right-hander rebounded after his shaky first inning and allowed just one more hit through the next four innings.

“It was a tough start for us,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “I thought we outplayed them other than the first inning and the last inning.”

Minnesota’s offense went quiet after Kepler’s grand slam. The Twins had just one hit through the next six innings, and the Tigers tied the game in the seventh.

Twins starter Chris Archer allowed just one run but lasted only four innings. The veteran right-hander has not pitched deeper than 4 1/3 innings in any of his eight starts this year.

Luis Arraez reached base four times for the Twins, including hits in the fifth and eighth. He’s batting .349, fourth-best in the majors.

“What he does at the plate is beyond the realm of where any of the rest of us live,” Baldelli said. “I’m glad we’re able to send him up there five times a night to do the damage that he does.”

Kepler’s grand slam was the 1,000th home run hit by the Twins at Target Field since the stadium opened in 2010.

MOVING UP THE LIST

With a first-inning single, Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera picked up his 3,023rd career hit, tying Lou Brock for 28th in MLB history. Cabrera also got career hit No. 3,024 with a seventh-inning RBI single.

“Obviously, everything he’s accomplished in his career is amazing, so it’s just fun to go out there and play with a guy like that,” Archer said.

Rod Carew is next on the list with 3,053 hits.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Tigers: RHP Matt Manning (right shoulder inflammation) will make one more rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Toledo. . RHP Will Vest (COVID-19 IL) is asymptomatic but has not passed his first COVID-19 test yet, Hinch said.

UP NEXT

RHP Beau Brieske (0-3, 5.13 ERA) will make his sixth career start Tuesday in search of his first win. The Twins counter with RHP Sonny Gray (1-1, 3.48), who earned his first win of the year in his last start against Oakland.

Anderson stymies Nationals as Dodgers cruise to 10-1 victory

WASHINGTON (AP) Tyler Anderson pitched eight shutout innings, Trea Turner had three RBIs in his first game against his former team and the Los Angeles Dodgers routed the Washington Nationals 10-1 on Monday night.

Anderson retired his first 16 batters before Cesar Hernandez’s one-out double in the sixth.

“He joked with me and said it seems like every time he pitches, I tell him we needed that outing,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “And we have needed it. He’s given us length and today it was just complete command of his arsenal.”

Turner, who played with Washington for seven seasons before his trade to Los Angeles last July, extended his hitting streak to 15 games with a two-run single in the sixth. He also had an RBI groundout in his first at-bat.

The Dodgers have won eight of nine and own the best record in the National League at 28-13. Washington fell to 5-16 at Nationals Park, the worst home record in the majors.

Turner was a key figure on Washington’s 2019 championship team, and he and reliever Daniel Hudson – who got the last out of the World Series that year for the Nationals – were introduced to applause before the lineups were announced. But Anderson (5-0) quickly made it his night.

The left-hander needed just 50 pitches to breeze through five innings, and he got Maikel Franco to fly out to open the sixth before Hernandez spoiled his bid for perfection with a hit to left-center.

Anderson said he wasn’t thinking much about a perfect game yet.

“Not a lot,” he explained. “That’s pretty early. If I was really concerned, I think you don’t throw a fastball 3-1 like that. In that situation, we have a big lead and my job is to go innings.”

Anderson allowed five hits, striking out eight while walking none.

The Dodgers staked Anderson to a two-run lead before he took the mound, and scored three more times against Joan Adon (1-8) during a two-out rally in the fourth. Chris Taylor tripled in a run and, after Gavin Lux walked, Nationals right fielder Juan Soto misplayed Mookie Betts’ fly into a two-run double.

Adon allowed six runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. The rookie dropped his sixth consecutive start and leads the majors in losses. The Nationals have totaled nine runs during Adon’s skid.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: Roberts said Betts will get a routine day off Tuesday. . LHP Andrew Heaney (shoulder) threw 30-35 pitches during a bullpen session. He hasn’t pitched for Los Angeles since April 17. “Velocity was good, the spin and all that stuff was great,” Roberts said. “A really good day for him.”

Nationals: DH Nelson Cruz was in the lineup after leaving Sunday’s game with a sprained ankle. . OF Victor Robles entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth, but played only one inning before exiting with a calf cramp.

TURNER’S HOMECOMING

The Nationals’ pregame recognition of Turner included a highlight package on the video board that featured some of his top moments with the franchise. Among them: A clip from his major league debut in 2015.

“It was fun reminiscing and watching all those videos,” Turner said. “There were some good memories. The debut was up there, which feels so long ago.”

UP NEXT

Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (4-1, 2.90) is 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA in four career appearances against Washington.

Nationals: RHP Josiah Gray (4-3, 4.36) faces the Dodgers for the first time since they dealt him to Washington last July in the trade that sent Turner and Max Scherzer to Los Angeles.

Urias tags Cole, O’s overcome Judge’s 2 HRs, beat Yanks 6-4

NEW YORK (AP) Ramon Urias hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning off Gerrit Cole and the Baltimore Orioles withstood Aaron Judge’s two home runs to beat the Yankees 6-4 Monday night and send New York to its season-high third straight loss.

“I thought we grinded out at-bats really well,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “Gerrit Cole’s got great stuff. He’s an ace. He’s an ace for a reason and to be able to put some runs up on the board against him, I’m proud of our hitters.”

Earlier, Major League Baseball suspended Yankees slugger Josh Donaldson for one game and fined him an undisclosed amount after he made multiple references to Jackie Robinson while talking to White Sox star Tim Anderson on Saturday. Shortly before the penalty was announced, the Yankees put Donaldson on the COVID-19 injured list.

Urias started Baltimore’s four-run third with a double down the left field line, then snapped a 4-all tie by lining an 0-1 fastball to the short porch in right field off Cole (4-1).

The Yankees, who began the day with the best record in the majors, are on their first three-game losing streak since dropping seven straight last September. Before getting swept in Sunday’s doubleheader to the White Sox and losing their second straight to the Orioles, the Yankees had won 24 of 29.

“Yesterday, tough doubleheader against a good team and we couldn’t pull anything out there. And tonight we got the offense going early and we’re playing against an Orioles team that scrapped out some runs, got some big time hits with guys on base,” Judge said.

Judge upped his major league-leading home run total to 17, five ahead of Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez and Angels star Mike Trout. Judge hit his 31st and 32nd career homers against Baltimore pitching when he connected in the first and fifth off Jordan Lyles (3-4).

It was Judge’s 20th career multi-homer game, fourth this season and seventh in his career against the Orioles.

Judge reached 20 multi-homer games in his 612th career game. Only Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner at more at this stage of his career when he had 24 multi-homer games through his first 612 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

“It’s really special,” manager Aaron Boone said. “I sometimes take it for granted but not right now. He’s a really special player and obviously really carrying us offensively.

Judge hit a solo homer six pitches in, sending a 1-1 offering into Baltimore’s bullpen in left-center. He then hit a tying, two-run homer in the fifth, two innings after Cole allowed four runs.

Cole entered the game with a 1.67 ERA in his previous five outings and allowed a season-worst five runs and seven hits in eight innings. He struck out 11 for his 49th career double-digit strikeout game.

“It’s just a peculiar night,” Cole said. “I think that inning is just a little tough to digest.”

Cole also walked none, marking his 20th career double-digit strikeout game without a walk, the second-most in the majors since 2014.

“A weird night tonight with Gerrit,” Boone said. “He was really for the most part dominant.”

Robinson Chirinos hit an RBI double, Austin Hays hit a two-run single that gave Baltimore its first lead and Ryan Mountcastle capped the third-inning rally with an RBI groundout.

Chirinos also added a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Lyles survived becoming the latest Baltimore pitcher to be taken deep by Judge and allowed four runs and five hits in 6 2/3 innings. Felix Bautista followed Lyles’ season-high 117-pitch outing and struck out Giancarlo Stanton with two on after walking Judge.

It was most pitches by a Baltimore starter since Dylan Bundy threw 119 on May 17, 2019, against Cleveland.

Bautista also tossed a perfect eighth and Jorge Lopez converted his fifth save.

Jose Trevino hit an RBI single in the second for New York’s other run following a fielding error by shortstop Chris Owings, who dropped a throw Mountcastle from first on a force play.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Orioles: RHP Spenser Watkins (right elbow contusion) was placed on the injured list. Watkins exited Sunday’s game three batters hit after being a by a liner by Tampa Bay’s Ji-Man Choi. … The Orioles also recalled RHPs Marcos Diplan, Logan Gillaspie and Beau Sulser from Triple-A Norfolk.

Yankees: An MRI on LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendon) came back clean but an injured list stint is still possible. Chapman has allowed an earned run in five appearances. … RHP Chad Green (elbow) said he will undergo Tommy John surgery next week. Green said doctors told him the injury is more of a flexor tear and not UCL tear. Green was hurt pitching Thursday afternoon against Baltimore. … INF Miguel Andujar was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre to replace Donaldson.

UP NEXT

Baltimore LHP Bruce Zimmermann (2-2, 3.48 ERA) opposes the Yankees for the fourth time this year. LHP Jordan Montgomery (0-1, 3.35), who is winless in his last 10 starts since Sept. 21, pitches for New York.

MLB suspends Yanks’ Donaldson for 1 game for ‘Jackie’ remark

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball suspended Josh Donaldson for one game Monday after the New York Yankees slugger made multiple references to Jackie Robinson while talking to White Sox star Tim Anderson during the weekend.

Donaldson also was fined an undisclosed amount for his actions Saturday at Yankee Stadium. The punishment was announced by Michael Hill, the senior vice president of on-field operations for MLB.

Donaldson has appealed the penalty, meaning he can continue to play until there is a final decision. Shortly before the suspension was announced, the Yankees said Donaldson had been put on the COVID-19 injured list.

“MLB has completed the process of speaking to the individuals involved in this incident. There is no dispute over what was said on the field. Regardless of Mr. Donaldson’s intent, the comment he directed toward Mr. Anderson was disrespectful and in poor judgment, particularly when viewed in the context of their prior interactions,” Hill said in a statement.

“In addition, Mr. Donaldson’s remark was a contributing factor in a bench-clearing incident between the teams, and warrants discipline,” he said.

White Sox pitching coach Ethan Katz didn’t think the penalty was enough.

“Just one game. We all saw his malice at third a week ago, then this comment with the ridiculous excuse that followed. What’s the point or message behind a 1 game suspension? This is incredibly disappointing and plain frustrating,” Katz posted on Twitter.

The White Sox had a day off Monday. They are not scheduled to play the Yankees again this season.

Yankees star Aaron Judge said Donaldson made “a mistake.”

“You know, joke or not … I just don’t think it’s the right thing to do there, especially given the history, especially the series in Chicago, kind of a little bit of beef between JD and Anderson is one of the best shortstops in the game and a big part of MLB and what’s going on here and how we can grow the game,” Judge said.

“JD, for that one-game suspension, yeah I don’t know. JD made a mistake and owned up to it and now we got to move on,” he said.

Judge, who leads the majors with 17 home runs after hitting two more Monday night in a 6-4 loss to Baltimore, said Donaldson spoke to the team after the incident.

“JD is a pro. So he talked to all of us and filled us in on what he was referring to about, I guess, a 2019 interview that TA did. But still I just don’t think it was the right move at all.”

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he disagreed with MLB’s decision.

“I think they were thoughtful and did their due diligence on it and made what was a tough call. I don’t agree with it. I don’t think it warranted a suspension, but I certainly respect their process,” he said.

Donaldson said he twice called Anderson by “Jackie” – as in Robinson, who famously broke MLB’s color barrier in 1947 – during the Yankees’ 7-5 win on Saturday. The benches and bullpens emptied as tensions escalated.

Anderson, one of baseball’s leading Black voices and an All-Star shortstop, said it was a “disrespectful comment.” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said it was racist, and Anderson agreed.

“Basically, it was trying to call me Jackie Robinson. Like, `What’s up, Jackie?'” Anderson said after Saturday’s game.

Donaldson, who is white, said he had used the “Jackie” reference in the past with Anderson, who had said he viewed himself as a potential modern-day Robinson in a 2019 interview with Sports Illustrated.

“My meaning of that is not any term trying to be racist by any fact of the matter,” Donaldson said Saturday.

Anderson and Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, did not speak with the media on Sunday, when the White Sox swept a doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. Through a Yankees spokesman, Donaldson said he hadn’t talked with Anderson since the incident.

Anderson started the second game and was booed by fans, with some chanting “Jackie” at him. He hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning of a 5-0 win and then put his finger to his lips in a hushing gesture as he rounded the bases.

Boone said he talked to Donaldson after Saturday’s game and believed his player’s explanation for why he made the “Jackie” remark – but he also said he thought Donaldson shouldn’t have used the term.

“I think with what’s going on between the two players and between the two teams over the last week or two, I certainly understand how that would be sensitive and understand the reaction,” Boone said. “I also understand Josh has been very forthcoming with the history of it and the context of it. So I don’t believe there was any malicious intent in that regard.”

“But this is just my opinion – (that’s) somewhere he should not be going,” he said.

Donaldson had clashed with the White Sox on multiple occasions before this weekend.

The benches also emptied on May 13 after Anderson shoved Donaldson following a hard tag in Chicago.

White Sox ace Lucas Giolito used an expletive in calling Donaldson a “pest” last year after Donaldson appeared to yell “Not sticky anymore!” after a first-inning homer for Minnesota – a reference to MLB cracking down on pitchers using sticky substances on baseballs.

The 36-year-old Donaldson is batting .238 with five home runs and 15 RBIs in 37 games during his first season with the Yankees.

Boone said Donaldson told the team he was experiencing symptoms, prompting the team to put him on the COVID-19 injured list. He had not been tested, Boone said.

Donaldson became the third Yankees player to go on the COVID-19 IL in the last two days. Before Sunday’s doubleheader, Joey Gallo and Kyle Higashioka were placed on the list.

Autopsy: Steelers QB Haskins was drunk when fatally struck

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was legally drunk and had taken drugs before he was fatally struck by a dump truck while walking on a Florida interstate highway last month, an autopsy report released Monday concluded.

The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office said Haskins’ blood alcohol content was 0.20 when he was fatally struck on Interstate 595 near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport just before dawn on April 9. That’s 2.5 times the 0.08 legal limit for driving in the state.

According to the University of California, Davis, and other universities, someone of Haskins’ weight, 230 pounds (104 kilograms), would have needed at least 10 drinks in the hours before his death to reach that level. He also had the strong painkiller ketamine and its metabolite norketamine in his system. The drug can be prescribed by a doctor, but can also be abused recreationally. The report does not say why the former Ohio State University star had it in his system.

The report said investigators found Haskins’ car out of gas near where he was hit. A woman he was with told investigators Haskins, 24, had gone to get fuel. Witnesses said he was trying to wave down cars and standing in the center lane when he was hit by the truck and then an SUV. The report said he died of blunt force trauma. No charges have been filed.

The Steelers told investigators that Haskins had no mental health issues and had never made any suicidal threats. They said he sometimes drank heavily and sometimes used marijuana, but was not known to use any other recreational drugs. The medical examiner ruled the death an accident.

Haskins had been in South Florida training with some of his Steelers teammates. The report said Haskins had gone to dinner with teammates and then to a club with a friend or cousin, possibly in Miami. The two got into an argument and separated.

Haskins had been on the phone with his wife, Kalabrya, back in Pittsburgh shortly before he was struck, telling her he had run out of gas. She told a 911 dispatcher she was worried when he didn’t call back and wasn’t answering her calls. She could be heard praying on the recording after the dispatcher put her on hold to find out if anything had been reported. The dispatcher then told her to stay by her phone and someone would contact her.

Haskins starred at Ohio State in 2018, setting several school passing records and being named the MVP in both the Big Ten Championship game and in the Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl win over the Washington Huskies.

A 2019 first-round NFL draft pick by Washington, Haskins was released by the team after going 3-10 over two seasons. He was signed by Pittsburgh as a developmental QB, but he didn’t appear in a game last season.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Big Ten Releases 2022 Baseball Tournament Bracket

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The conference office announced the bracket for the 2022 Big Ten Baseball Tournament, held May 25-29 at Charles Schwab Field Omaha in Omaha, Neb.

The eight-team, double-elimination tournament begins Wednesday, May 25, with first-round games and continues through Sunday’s championship game on May 29. The tournament champion will earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

The first pitch of the 2022 Big Ten Tournament will take place at 9 a.m. (CT) Wednesday when No. 3 Iowa takes on sixth-seeded Penn State. Second-seeded Rutgers will take the field at 1 p.m. on Wednesday against No. 7 Purdue. The tournament will continue at 5 p.m. when No. 1 Maryland plays No. 8 Indiana. The final game on Wednesday will feature No. 4 Illinois and No. 5 Michigan at 9 p.m.

Once again this season, Big Ten Network will televise all games of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament live, with each game also available on the FOX Sports App.

TOURNAMENT BRACKET: https://bigten.org/documents/2022/5/21//2022_tournament_bracket_IOWA_WIN.pdf?id=7568

TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: https://bigten.org/sports/2022/5/6/22BBTournament.aspx

Osaka loses in 1st round of French Open, may skip Wimbledon

PARIS (AP) A year ago, Naomi Osaka left the French Open of her own volition, never beaten on the court but determining that she needed to pull out before the second round to stand up for herself and protect her mind.

On Monday, Osaka departed Roland Garros against her will – via a 7-5, 6-4 loss in the first round to 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova, who is seeded 27th and also won their contest at the Australian Open in January – after taking a painkiller to try to deal with a troublesome left Achilles tendon. She tried to stretch the tendon by tugging on her neon yellow shoes at changeovers or by squatting to flex her lower leg between points.

Osaka was unable to summon the serving or court coverage on which her game is based, in part because her practice time and recent match play have been limited. The four-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player, who is now ranked No. 38 and was unseeded in Paris, double-faulted twice to end games and called the outcome “disappointing.”

Yet she also provided a measure of the way in which her mindset might have changed since her previous appearance at the clay-court major tournament, when she decided not to speak to the media at all (drawing a $15,000 fine and threat of further punishment, which prompted her withdrawal), saying that stance was because of anxiety and depression she hadn’t previously revealed. Her openness back then helped spark a wider awareness of, and conversation about, the importance of mental health.

“I’m really happy with myself,” Osaka said Monday, “because I know the emotions that I left France (with) last year.”

Barbora Krejcikova also was aware of the wide spectrum of emotions she went through herself at the French Open from 2021 – when she was a Grand Slam singles champion for the first time – to 2022 – when she joined Osaka in departing in the first round.

Krejcikova was seeded No. 2, but she was coming off an injured right elbow that kept her off the tour since February, and her first match back began with a 4-0 lead before unraveling into a 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 exit against Diane Parry, a 19-year-old from France who is ranked 97th and entered the day with a 1-5 career record in Grand Slam matches.

Krejcikova said she “hit the wall” early in the second set and never recovered, becoming just the third woman in French Open history to be defeated in her opening match a year after winning the title.

There weren’t any other such significant results on Day 2, when the women’s winners included No. 1 Iga Swiatek, the 2020 champion; and other past major champs Petra Kvitova, Victoria Azarenka and Bianca Andrescu. In men’s matches, 13-time champion Rafael Nadal won in three sets and No. 13 seed Taylor Fritz won in five.

Novak Djokovic opened his title defense Monday night with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 victory in less than two hours over Yoshihito Nishioka. He improved to 18-0 for his career in the first round at Roland Garros. U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu also won in the night session, beating Czech qualifier Linda Noskova 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1.

Merely conducting news conferences, before the tournament on Friday and after this loss, were a step forward for Osaka. She was comfortable addressing all sorts of topics, including her difficulties on clay and grass courts, the fact that she is leaning toward skipping Wimbledon because there won’t be ranking points offered there and the increased attention to protecting athletes’ well-being – even if the strides made over the past 12 months are not necessarily enough.

“I mean, I feel like there is always more to do. You can’t progress and then just stop. You know what I’m saying? There always has to be evolution,” Osaka said. “But I feel like, as of right now, they are trying their best, and I think it’s really nice to see.”

While Osaka’s best performances have come on hard courts, Anisimova’s best showing at a Slam came on the red clay of Roland Garros, where she reached the 2019 semifinals at 17. And even if the occasional rain that delayed play for hours Monday made the tennis balls heavier and restricted what Anisimova felt she could do to deliver shots where she wanted them, she was good enough to advance in straight sets against a top-flight opponent.

“A lot of anticipation over the last couple of days. I was trying not to think about it too much, but going into the match, I did feel like the stress and the nerves a bit, because it is a very tough first round,” Anisimova said. “Just happy with how I was able to manage it and get through it.”

Djokovic backs ATP, laments Wimbledon ‘lose-lose situation’

PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic intends to defend his title at Wimbledon and supports the decision by the ATP men’s tour to withhold ranking points from that tournament as a show of unity among players — even though the move will negatively affect his hold on the No. 1 spot.

In response to a reporter’s question after his first-round victory at the French Open on Monday night, Djokovic called the All England Club’s ban of players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine “a mistake” and criticized Wimbledon organizers for their lack of communication.

“They haven’t discussed it with anybody from ATP or any individual players – or, for that matter, Russian or Belarusian players – to just communicate and understand whether there is a common ground where both sides could be making a compromise and something could work out,” Djokovic said about the All England Club. “So I think it was a wrong decision. I don’t support that at all.”

He called it a “lose-lose situation for everyone.”

Russia, with help from Belarus, began attacking Ukraine in late February. The All England Club said last month it would not allow players from Russia or Belarus to compete when its Grand Slam tournament begins on June 27; the ATP and the WTA women’s tour responded by announcing Friday they would not award ranking points to any players for results at Wimbledon.

Djokovic said he heard there might have been other options available to All England Club decision-makers than has been revealed, such as the possibility of exhibition matches to raise money to help Ukrainians in need.

Djokovic has had his run-ins with ATP management in the past, and even worked to create a separate players’ association, but on this matter he said he backs the tour.

“Collectively, I’m glad that players got together with the ATP, the governing body of men’s tennis, and showed to the Grand Slam that when there is a mistake happening – and there was, from the Wimbledon side – then we have to show that there’s going to be some consequences,” Djokovic said.

The ATP says that all players who earned ranking points at Wimbledon in 2021 (Djokovic earned the maximum 2,000 for taking the championship) will have those erased from their record as part of the usual 52-week system that counts someone’s best 19 tournaments over that span.

Whatever happens at the tournament in 2022 will have no bearing on a player’s standing.

“For me, or for the guys that did well last year, we are not only not going to have a chance to earn points, but we can’t defend them,” Djokovic said. “And there are some guys, obviously, who are not going to have a chance to earn points, of course. It’s a very unique and weird situation, I must say.”

Earlier in the day, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka said she was leaning toward skipping Wimbledon with no points on offer.

But Djokovic’s view was different.

“A Grand Slam is still a Grand Slam,” said the owner of 20 such titles, one shy of Rafael Nadal’s men’s record. “Wimbledon, for me, was always my dream tournament when I was a child. So I don’t look at it through the lens of points or of prize money. For me, it’s something else.”

AP source: Commanders procure Va. land for possible stadium

(AP) — The Washington Commanders have procured land in Woodbridge, Virginia, for what could be a potential site of the NFL team’s next stadium, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team had not announced the acquisition. The Commanders agreed to pay approximately $100 million for 200 acres of land in Prince William County and are still considering other locations in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, the person said.

This site is just over 20 miles outside D.C., about a 45-minute drive from RFK Stadium, which was the team’s home from 1961-1996. The Commanders’ current lease at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, expires in 2027.

ESPN, which first reported the sale, added that the site is the team’s preferred choice for a 60,000-seat domed stadium that would be available for use year-round and include a practice facility and amphitheater. Building a stadium that could host a Super Bowl has long been considered one of the organization’s goals.

Owner Dan Snyder and Co. have been looking at several possible sites in D.C., Maryland and Virginia, though the specter of investigations into the team’s finances clouded how those jurisdictions might handle helping him finance a stadium.

The Maryland House last month approved a $400 million plan to develop the area around FedEx Field that did not include money for a new stadium. Virginia lawmakers failed to pass legislation that would make it favorable for the Commanders to build their next stadium there.

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QB Nick Foles reunites with Frank Reich, signs with Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Now Nick Foles and Frank Reich can start diagramming the “Indy Special.”

The Colts announced Monday they had signed Foles to a two-year contract that reunites the quarterback and coach who combined on a trademark play call to help the Philadelphia Eagles win the 2017 NFL title.

Foles adds depth behind 37-year-old Matt Ryan, the league’s 2016 MVP whom Indy acquired from Atlanta in a March trade. And it gives Reich a proven backup, someone he knows well and who had long been rumored to be Indianapolis bound.

“I love Nick Foles,” Reich said when the rumors began last August after Carson Wentz injured his foot in training camp. “I haven’t talked to him, but I think he’s a great player, I think he’s proven that. I think he’s a great teammate. There’s nothing about Nick Foles that I don’t like. I think he’s a winner. He’s certainly a guy that fits our kind of culture but he plays for the Chicago Bears.”

Foles spent the past two seasons in Chicago but appeared in only one game in 2021. The Bears were still paying him under the four-year, $88 million contract he signed with Jacksonville in 2019. Chicago released the 10-year veteran May 1.

It didn’t take long for Reich and Foles to get back together.

Two weeks ago, they appeared together in Buffalo at Reich’s Call to Courage Awards breakfast. Monday’s announcement means they’ll be spending time working at the Colts’ complex, figuring out how best to use Foles and maybe even replicate his touchdown catch in the Super Bowl that was dubbed the “Philly Special.”

“Frank was the one who recognized before the playoffs that the way that we were designing plays for me wasn’t exactly my strength,” Foles said on a November 2019 conference call, referring to the only season they were together in Philadelphia.

“He was someone who observed that and he impacted me because he recognized that in me.”

A backup to Wentz in Philadelphia, Foles took over late in the 2017 season when Wentz injured his knee. He led the Eagles to the Super Bowl, outdueled Tom Brady in a 41-33 victory over New England and was the game’s MVP.

He also helped the Eagles win a playoff game at Chicago the next season before joining the Jaguars. Foles barely played in Jacksonville after breaking his collarbone in the season opener.

He eventually landed in Chicago where he backed up Justin Fields last season.

By adding Ryan and Foles, the Colts have solidified a position where they didn’t even have a clear starter in mid-March. They traded Wentz to the Washington Commanders after just one season. They got Ryan for a third-round pick when it became clear the Falcons were looking for Ryan’s successor.

Now, with two Super Bowl-playing quarterbacks, the Colts have one of the league’s most experienced quarterback depth charts.

Foles has played in 68 career games (56 starts) with five franchises, including twice with the Eagles. He has completed 1,277 passes for 14,003 yards with 82 touchdowns and 43 interceptions. He has started six postseason games, with 1,633 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Indianapolis released quarterback James Morgan to make room for Foles on the roster.

Hoosier Wrestling Alum Nate Jackson Qualifies for Final X Stillwater

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ––– Indiana Wrestling alum Nate Jackson won the 92 kg bracket in the USA Wrestling World Team Trials Challenge over the weekend in Coralville, Iowa. The win clinched Jackson a spot in Final X Stillwater where he will face off against J’den Cox (CKWC/TMWC) for a spot on USA Wrestling’s 2022 Senior World Team.

Jackson, who wrestled as part of the New York Athletic Club/New Jersey Regional Training Center, was dominant all weekend. He won his four matches by a combined score of 40-0.

In the 92 kg bracket’s championship round, Jackson swept North Carolina State’s Isaac Trumble with a 10-0 tech fall victory in the first match that only lasted 41 seconds and an 8-0 win in the second bout to seal his championship.

Full Results:

Quarterfinals:

Nate Jackson (NYAC/NJRTC) def. Michael Battista (Cavalier Wrestling Club) 11-0, 2:04

Semi-Finals:

Nate Jackson (NYAC/NJRTC) def. Jonathan Aiello (CAV/TMWC) 11-0, 1:42

Finals:

Nate Jackson (NYAC/NJRTC) def. Isaac Trumble (WOLF/TMWC) 10-0, 0:41

Nate Jackson (NYAC/NJRTC) def. Isaac Trumble (WOLF/TMWC) 8-0

Final X Stillwater will take place on Friday, June 3 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. Jackson will wrestle Cox in a best of three series to determine qualification for the 2022 World Team.

Jackson currently serves as an assistant coach for Princeton’s wrestling program and has been with the team for five seasons. As a Hoosier, Jackson was a three-time NCAA qualifier and two-time All-American in 2016 and 2017 at 174 and 184 lbs., respectively.

Purdue Women’s Golf Finishes 12th at NCAA Championships

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Purdue Women’s Golf saw its 2021-22 season come to an end Monday at the NCAA Championships, ending a memorable postseason run. Entering the day outside the top eight, the Boilermakers battled throughout the fourth round but were unable to move up the leaderboard to qualify for match play. Purdue fired a final round 296 (+8), its second-best team score of the tournament, to finish 12th in the country.

The Boilermakers were underdogs since the beginning of the postseason. Purdue earned a regional berth as the No. 8 seed at the NCAA Stanford Regional and placed fourth, defeating Northwestern in a playoff to advance to the NCAA Championships. Then at the national championship stage, the Boilermakers entered the tournament ranked No. 45 according to Golfstat. Purdue proceeded to defy the odds, making the 54-hole cut and finishing ahead of five teams ranked in the Top 10 of the national rankings.

Ashley Kozlowski paced Purdue on the final day of stroke play, firing a 1-under 71 for her best round of the championships. She made a team-high five birdies, starting with a deuce on the par-3 13th. After back-to-back bogeys, Kozlowski got the strokes back with consecutive birdies on No. 17 and No. 18 to make the turn at even par. Her birdie on the 17th was an impressive chip-in from over the green. The Boilermaker sophomore added back-to-back birdies on the front nine as well before making par on the final five holes to secure an under-par round.

In her final tournament for Purdue, Inez Wanamarta went out with a bang. Competing against the best collegiate golfers in the country, the graduate senior led the Boilermakers and tied for ninth with a 3-over 291 (74-74-70-73) to earn the eighth top-10 of her career. In her 129th and final round as a Boilermaker, Wanamarta birdied three of her last four holes. The three-time All-Big Ten honoree made consecutive birdies on holes 6-8 before getting up-and-down over the green on No. 9 to finish her career strong. 

Danielle du Toit chipped in with a 75 (+3) that featured a two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th. Jocelyn Bruch and Sifat Sagoo added rounds of 77 (+5) to complete the team’s scoring.

BOILERMAKERS

T9. Inez Wanamarta: 74-74-70-73—291 (+3)

T40. Ashley Kozlowski: 78-74-74-71—297 (+9)

T48. Danielle du Toit: 72-77-74-75—298 (+10)

T63. Sifat Sagoo: 77-74-75-77—303 (+15)

S. Jocelyn Bruch: 81-77—158 (+14)*

S. Kan Bunnabodee: 81-81—162 (+18)^

* Played last two rounds

^ Played first two rounds

TEAM LEADERBOARD (TOP 8 ADVANCED TO MATCH PLAY)

1. #1 Stanford: 289-292-283-297—1161 (+9)

2. #2 Oregon: 297-288-288-291—1164 (+12)

3. #19 Texas A&M: 292-297-288-289—1166 (+14)

4. #15 UCLA: 295-291-292-291—1169 (+17)

5. #17 Auburn: 296-290-299-290—1175 (+23)

6. #10 Florida State: 296-295-296-292—1179 (+27)

7. #5 San Jose State: 307-296-285-293—1181 (+29)

8. #27 Georgia: 303-291-298-290—1182 (+30)

9. #7 Arizona State: 302-290-302-290—1184 (+32)

10. #11 USC: 298-294-300-293—1185 (+33)

11. #14 LSU: 296-291-301-299—1187 (+35)

12. #45 Purdue: 301-299-293-296—1189 (+37)

13. #13 Texas: 305-295-301—901 (+37)

14. #3 South Carolina: 306-300-297-288—1191 (+39)

15. #8 Virginia: 304-299-298-300—1201 (+49)

Missed the 54-Hole Cut

T15. #4 Wake Forest: 301-304-298—903 (+39)

17. #32 Mississippi State: 299-306-300—905 (+41)

18. #16 Baylor: 301-310-295—906 (+42)

19. #6 Oklahoma State: 307-300-300—907 (+43)

20. #20 Michigan: 301-310-300—911 (+47)

21. #31 TCU: 300-301-311—912 (+48)

T22. #18 Arkansas: 307-305-301—913 (+49)

T22. #33 Vanderbilt: 308-306-299—913 (+49)

24: #9 Alabama: 298-316-302—916 (+52)

Dohm Named One of Collegiate Baseball’s National Pitchers of the Week

TUSCON, Ariz. – Collegiate Baseball announced its weekly National Players of the Week awards on Monday. Nate Dohm was selected as one of the National Pitchers of the Week after a stellar week on the mound for Ball State.

Dohm was phenomenal in his complete-game effort that clinched the regular season MAC title for Ball State and improved to 4-2 on the season. He went a career-high seven innings with a career-high 13 strikeouts. He surrendered two earned runs on just four hits. He held the RedHawks to a .160 batting average.

Ball State returns to action on Wednesday, May 25, for the first round of the MAC Tournament. The Cardinals welcome the four-team field to Muncie. Ball State will face Ohio and the game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. first pitch.

Cole Earns MAC Player of the Week

CLEVELAND – The Mid-American Conference announced its weekly Player and Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Zach Cole earned MAC Co-Player of the Week after an outstanding weekend against Miami as the Cardinals clinched the MAC regular season title.

 Cole led the Cardinals with a .588 batting average and produced a team-high 10 hits to help Ball State sweep Miami. He hit his NCAA-leading ninth triple of the season. He led the team with a 1.176 slugging percentage, eight RBIs and two home runs. He tied for the team lead with five runs scored and two doubles. He notched one stolen base. Defensively, he added eight putouts.

Ball State returns to action on Wednesday, May 25, for the first round of the MAC Tournament. The Cardinals welcome the four-team field to Muncie. Ball State will face Ohio and the game is scheduled for a 4 p.m. first pitch.

NEFVE VICTORIOUS IN OPENING ROUND OF NCAA SINGLES TOURNAMENT

Senior captain Axel Nefve opened up play in the NCAA Individual Singles Championships today in Champaign, Illinois. Nefve took on on #41 ranked Eduardo Graziani of the University of Pennsylvania who entered the day with a 23-8 record on the year.

The match would begin with both players holding serve each of the first five service games, each fighting off a handful of break points. Nefve would be the first to strike and break Graziani to go up 6-5 and have a chance to serve for the first set. With a routine hold, Nefve would capture the first set by a 7-5 score.

Graziani responded by holding the opening game and then breaking the Irish senior to go up 2-0. But Nefve immediately broke back to get back on serve and then even things up at 2-2. After each player held again, Nefve would get another break 4-3 and after his next hold of serve to put himself within a game of the match win at 5-3.

Nefve had match points in the 5-3 and 5-4 games but ultimately, the nationally ranked Quaker would manage to bring it back to 5 all in the second set. A few games later, a second set tiebreak would be needed and Nefve would find himself in a 1-5 hole at the first change of ends. But showing great grit and determination, he would win six straight points to clinch the set and match with a 7-5, 7-6(5) win to advance to the second round.

Up Next:

Axel Nefve will take on top-seeded Ben Shelton from the University of Florida. The second round match will be played on Tuesday with the time still to be determined, schedule to be released later today.

CHOMA AND AHERN EARN IL WOMEN ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

Announced by Inside Lacrosse Women on Monday morning, two Irish have been named 2022 All-Americans. Kasey Choma picks up third team honors and Madison Ahern was named to the honorable mention squad.

Kasey Choma capped the 2022 season leading the Irish with 59 goals, 28 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers. Choma tallied 13 hat tricks on the season scoring at least two goals in 16 contests. She was named to the IWLCA West/Midwest All Region team on May 12. She was also named to the All-ACC First Team, and Inside Lacrosse/IL Women Midseason All-American on March 31,2022.

Ahern finished the season leading the Irish in points with 77 and second on the Irish squad with 57 goals. Ahern established a new career high in goals (6) in the first game of the season and then went on to tie that mark twice throughout the season. She dished out assists in 12 contests of the 2022 season making her the season leader in points. She was named to the IWLCA West/Midwest All Region team on May 12. She was also named a Midseason All-American by Inside Lacrosse/IL Women on March 31, and was named to the All-ACC Second Team.

JACKSON PIERSON JOINS THE IRISH

The University of Notre Dame hockey team has added forward Jackson Pierson as a graduate transfer for the 2022-23 season.

Pierson joins the Irish after spending the past four seasons with the University of New Hampshire (Hockey East). Playing 115 career games for the Wildcats, he scored 31 goals and added 57 assists for 88 points.

As a senior in 2021-22, Pierson had a career-high 12 goals and finished with 24 points while serving as an alternate captain. He won Hockey East’s Len Ceglarski Individual Sportsmanship Award, which is given to one player who has consistently demonstrated superior conduct and sportsmanship on the ice.

As a junior during the abbreviated 2020-21 season, Pierson led New Hampshire with nine goals, 16 assists and 25 points en route to being named a Second Team Hockey East All-Star. He was also named a 2021 Krampade All-American Scholar by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) and earned 2021 Hockey East All-Academic Team honors.

Prior to joining the Wildcats, Pierson skated for Culver Academy in Culver, Indiana. He graduated as Culver’s all-time career leader in points with 150. His 92 career assists also was the top mark in program history and as a senior captain he totaled a single-season record 88 points on 30 goals and 58 assists. He was Culver’s Team MVP in his final three seasons.

A native of Zionsville, Indiana, Pierson’s father, Todd, played baseball at Purdue University.

BERTRAND AND COLE EARN ALL-ACC HONORS

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Notre Dame baseball graduate students John Michael Bertrand and Ryan Cole were both named to All-ACC teams, the conference announced Monday morning. Bertrand earned first team honors for the second-consecutive season while Cole was named to the third team, his first all-conference honor of his career.

Bertrand has been named to the first team All-ACC in each of his two seasons with the Irish after transferring from Furman. He is the first Irish player to earn first team honors twice in the ACC since the Irish joined the league in 2014. He is the first Irish pitcher to tally back-to-back first team all-conference honors since 1999-2001 when Aaron Heilman did it in three-straight seasons in the BIG EAST.

Bertrand has been the Irish ace and leads the pitching staff in seven wins, 82.1 innings pitched, 86 strikeouts and a 2.62 ERA. He has pitched 6.0 innings or longer in nine of his 13 starts this season and allowed three earned runs or less in 10 of his starts. He set a career high with 12 strikeouts in the 2-0 win in extras over No. 5 Florida State in April. It was the first time in Seminole program history that they were shut out in an extra inning game.

Cole has started all 46 games this season and has been one of the most productive bats for the Irish this season. He leads the team with 18 stolen bases and ranks second with nine home runs and second with 53 hits. The 18 steals rank fourth overall in the ACC and are a career-best mark for Cole. He hit the game-winning two-run home run in the 12 inning in the 2-0 win over No. 5 Florida State and tallied his first career multi-home run game against #9 Miami last week.

Bertrand, Cole and the Irish will be back on the diamond Thursday afternoon as they begin pool play of the 2022 ACC Championship in Charlotte. They open up with the No. 9 seed Florida State from Truist Field and the clash with the Seminoles will start at 3 p.m. ET and be aired on your local RSN/Bally Sports Channel. Check your local listing for the channel based on your area.

Sycamores start MVC Tournament with Tuesday night game against No. 8 Valparaiso

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State makes the trek to Springfield, Mo. and Hammons Field this week for the start of the 2022 MVC Baseball Tournament running from May 24-28. The No. 5-seed Sycamores will take on No. 8 Valparaiso in an elimination game on Tuesday night with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

All MVC Tournament games will be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend with live stats to be provided courtesy of the tournament host, Missouri State.

Regular Season Recap

Indiana State was picked second overall in the 2022 MVC Baseball Preseason poll as selected by the conference’s head coaches coming into the regular season. The Sycamores came into the year coming off their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and retired nine positional starters and four key arms on the mound after a 31-21 season that earned ISU an at-large berth in the postseason.

The Sycamores started off the season strong with a 5-2 record coming out of the first two weekends with wins over BYU, Marshall, Merrimack, and Minnesota (twice). ISU added a win over Michigan the following weekend at the LeClair Classic and took the middle game in a three-game series at Wright State to close out their season opening road trip with a 7-6 mark prior to their 2022 home opener.

ISU was dominant in their opening 10-game home stand boasting an 8-2 mark with series sweeps over SEMO and Memphis, while also taking two of three from Kansas and Illinois State. The Sycamores continued their winning ways with an extra-inning victory at Purdue, while sweeping the season series at Valparaiso on April 9-10, before returning to Bob Warn Field in mid-April for an eight-game home stand.

Indiana State took a midweek loss against Indiana but rallied back after a bye weekend to top Illinois before returning to conference play with series at home against both Evansville and Missouri State. The Purple Aces and Bears both took two of three from the Sycamores to send Indiana State back on the road heading into May.

The Sycamores struggled at the start of the month with losses at Illinois, Bradley (twice), Vanderbilt, and Southern Illinois (three), but ISU looked to hit its stride heading into the conference tournament with a dominant home showing against Dallas Baptist on the final weekend. Indiana State took the first two games against DBU, while the third was called due to weather and ending in a 2-2 tie to send the Sycamores into the postseason with a 25-20-1 record.

Non-Conference Round-Up

Indiana State finished non-conference play with a 15-10 overall record in the 2022 season. The Sycamores posted a 6-3 record in neutral site contests and a 7-2 home mark at Bob Warn Field against non-MVC opponents this season, while sitting 2-5 in true road non-conference games. Highlighting Indiana State’s non-conference schedule includes wins over BYU, Marshall, Merrimack, Minnesota (twice), Michigan, Wright State, SEMO (twice), Kansas (twice), Memphis (twice), Purdue, and Illinois.

Sycamores in the MVC

Indiana State finished the 2022 regular season with a 10-10-1 overall record giving the Sycamores the No. 5 seed in the 2022 MVC Tournament. The Sycamores took at least one game from every single conference opponent in 2022 with the exception of Southern Illinois, while winning series over Valparaiso, Illinois State, and Dallas Baptist. Overall, Indiana State went 6-5-1 at home in conference play, while posting a 4-5 record in road contests.

Sycamores vs. MVC

April 1-3 vs. Illinois State – W, 4-2; L, 12-2 (7), W, 5-2

April 9-10 at Valparaiso – W, 2-0; W, 15-8; W, 11-8

April 22 vs. Evansville – W, 7-6 (10), L, 14-0 (7); L, 12-9

April 29-May 1 vs. Missouri State – L, 7-6; L, 11-4; W, 8-1

May 7-8 at Bradley – W, 8-5 (12); L, 4-3; L, 5-3

May 13-15 at Southern Illinois – L, 5-3; L, 14-3 (7); L, 7-3

May 19-21 vs. Dallas Baptist – W, 10-6; W, 11-10; T, 2-2

MVC Tournament Against All Opponents

Indiana State is heading back to the postseason and looking to keep up its winning ways at the MVC Baseball Tournament as the Sycamores enter the postseason with a 77-64 overall mark dating back to their first appearance in 1977. The Sycamores have won at least two games in every conference tournament dating back to the 2017 postseason and have won at least one game in every tournament dating back to 2014.

The Sycamores have won seven MVC Tournaments over program history including the 2019 conference championship when Indiana State won five of their six contests including two over Dallas Baptist on the championship day on their way to taking the title. Last season, the Sycamores again faced off with DBU in the conference championship before falling to the Patriots in Carbondale, Ill. last season in extra innings.

All-Time Record against Tournament Field

Bradley ISU, 8-2 – Last Met in 2015 – BU W, 5-4

Creighton ISU, 14-10 – Last Met in 2013 – ISU W, 4-3

Dallas Baptist DBU, 5-3 – Last Met in 2021 – DBU W, 12-8 (11)

Evansville ISU, 6-3 – Last Met in 2019 – ISU W, 7-0

Illinois State ISU, 11-4 – Last Met in 2021 – ISU W, 5-2

Missouri State MSU, 8-6 – Last Met 2018 – MSU W, 9-6

New Mexico State ISU, 2-0 – Last Met in 1980 – ISU W, 6-5

Northern Iowa UNI, 2-1 – Last Met in 2002 – ISU W, 4-1

Southern Illinois ISU, 15-4 – Last Met in 2021 – ISU W, 9-7

Tulsa TUL, 3-2 – Last Met in 1979 – ISU W, 9-8

Valparaiso, First Meeting

Wichita State WSU, 23-9 – Last Met in 2016 – ISU W, 7-1

15 YEAR OLD DIES AT TRACK PRACTICE

A 15 year-old Lawrence North freshman died at track and field practice Monday night, according to a statement Lawrence Township School District sent to multiple media outlets.

“The Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township and Lawrence North High School are extremely saddened by the sudden and unexpected death of a 15-year old freshman student this evening at Track & Field practice. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family, friends, teachers, and classmates. Counselors will be available tomorrow to support students and staff members. Both the school and district stand prepared to support students and staff in this time of sadness and grief.”

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | White Wins USTFCCCA Assistant Coach-of-Year Award

NEW ORLEANS. – For the fourth time in five years, Taylor’s Quinn White has been named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s NAIA Great Lakes Region Women’s Track Assistant Coach of the Year.

White also received the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Assistant Track and Field Coach-of-the-Year Award in 2021, 2019 and 2018.

In his 12th season at the helm, White’s women’s distance crew played a large role in the 2022 outdoor campaign. At the Crossroads League Championships, his athletes contributed 88 of TU’s 127 points. He coached six athletes to nine all-league honors, claiming individual league titles in the 1,500-meters, steeplechase, 400-meter hurdles and 4×800-meter relay. He qualified seven women to NAIA Nationals in five events, including the 800-meters, 1,500-meters, steeplechase, 10,000-meters and 4×800-meter relay. This spring, White coached the TU ladies to new Taylor 800m, 1,500m and 4x800m school records. His standout steeplechase crew led the NAIA in #EventSquad Rankings for four consecutive polls and is currently ranked No. 3 in the nation.  Heading into the national championships this week, White’s 4×800-meter relay team holds the No. 1 ranking in the NAIA.

In addition to receiving the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Assistant Coach-of-the-Year honor this spring, White also led the women’s cross country team to the ninth-straight Crossroads League Championship and a podium-honor, fourth-place effort at NAIA Nationals.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1909       After beating the Cardinals a record 24 consecutive times, Giants’ legend Christy Mathewson finally loses to the Redbirds, 3-1. The winning streak spanned five years, starting in May of 1904.

1918       Indians right-hander Stan Coveleski hurls for 19 innings in the Tribe’s 3-2 victory over the Yankees at the Polo Grounds. Joe Wood’s home run proves to be the difference.

1918       A day after Secretary of War Newton D. Baker issues the work-or-fight edict, American League president Ban Johnson announces that the circuit would cease operation for the duration of WW I. The team’s owners defy their once-formidable leader, having their teams play until Labor Day.

1935       At Crosley Field, the era of nighttime baseball begins as 25,000 fans watch the Reds beat the Phillies 2-1 in the first major league game ever played under the lights. During the pregame ceremonies, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed a gold telegraph key at the White House, sending an electric signal to a table near first base where MacPhail flips the switch to illuminate the stadium.

1936       At Shibe Park, second baseman Tony Lazzeri becomes the first major league player to hit two grand slams in the same game when the Yankees annihilate the A’s, 25-2. The bases-full homers enable the future member of the Hall of Fame to establish a new American League record with 11 RBIs.

1940       The Browns host the first major league game played in St. Louis under the lights. A Friday evening crowd of 24,827, the largest attendance figure in 18 years, watches Bob Feller and the Indians beat the home team at Sportsman’s Park, 3-2.

1940       The hometown Giants, in the first night game played at the Polo Grounds, beat the Braves, 8-1. The Manhattan ballpark’s $125,000 lighting system works well, allowing the 22,260 patrons to follow the nocturnal contest without any difficulties.

1941       The Braves sign ‘Big Poison’ Paul Waner after Brooklyn releases the 38 year-old right fielder. The former Dodger joins his younger brother’ Little Poison’ Lloyd on the Boston roster.

1947       Carl Furillo hits a three-run homer as a pinch-hitter in the first frame of the Dodgers’ 4-3 ten-inning loss to Philadelphia at Ebbets Field. The unusual first-frame substitution results from Phillies manager Ben Chapman using right-handed starter Al Jurisch to pitch to the first two Brooklyn hitters before bringing in southpaw Oscar Judd to face the next three lefty hitters, including Gene Hermanski, the batter replaced by Furillo.

1950       Nat Clifton’s Harlem Globetrotter contract is purchased by the New York Knicks, making the talented athlete the first black to sign a deal to play in the National Basketball Association. Before his career in the NBA, ‘Sweetwater’ played first base for the Chicago American Giants in the Negro Leagues.

1956       In Detroit, Mickey Mantle goes 5-for-5 with an intentional walk in the Yankees’ 11-5 victory over the Tigers. “The Commerce Comet’s” offensive output includes a homer and four singles.

1957       With scouts from all the major league teams watching the game, New Britain (CT) High School standout Steve Dalkowski, author of two scholastic no-hitters last month, strikes out 24 New London batters. The 18-year old 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior will sign with the Orioles, one of nine clubs to show interest in the southpaw, for the maximum allowable $4,000 bonus, but may have received another unreported $12,000 and a new car.

1957       During an off-day at Fenway Park, Ted Williams, using his shotgun, shoots approximately 35 pigeons, sitting on a chair in front of the bullpen of the empty ballpark, predictably upsets the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. However, Red Sox owner and avid sportsman Tom Yawkey’s participation in the Kid’s target practice helps to quell the outrage directed at the superstar ballplayer.

1957       In his first big-league at-bat, Frank Ernaga hits a third-inning home run to deep left field off future Hall of Fame southpaw Warren Spahn in Chicago’s 5-1 victory over Milwaukee. The rookie right fielder follows his Wrigley Field round-tripper with a three-bagger in the next frame to become the first Cubs player to have hit a home run and a triple in his major league debut.

1964       Seven of the twenty major league teams do not cross home plate, setting the mark for shutouts in one day. The Twins, White Sox, Yankees, Mets, Phillies, Cardinals, and Giants do not score a run against their opponents.

1964       Harmon Killebrew tags the longest homer ever hit in Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. The Twins left fielder’s 471-foot shot, which clears the hedge in left-center field, is hit off Milt Pappas in the eighth inning of a 7-6 loss to the Orioles.

1964       After being first proposed in 1959, a groundbreaking ceremony finally marks the start of the construction of Civic Center-Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis. The development of the area, located amid a blighted area near the core of the city that includes Chinatown, is seen by city officials as the start of a new era in St. Louis.

1965       With the sun’s glare making fly balls challenging to track during day games, the team paints the Astrodome’s clear plastic panes. The $20,000 decision to cover the roof, which reduces the ambient lighting by 40%, prevents the ballpark’s natural grass from growing and will lead to the use of Astroturf next season.

1967       Tommy McCraw, with eight RBIs, drives in more than half of the runs in the White Sox’ 14-1 rout of Minnesota at Metropolitan Stadium. The Chicago first baseman’s offensive output includes a pair of three-run homers and a two-run round-tripper.

1969       For the first time since the start of the season, a span of forty-one games, Don Kessinger does not reach base. The Cubs Gold Glove shortstop grounds out four times and hits into a fly-ball double play in his last at-bat during Chicago’s 7-5 loss to the Padres at San Diego Stadium.

1972       At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Don Rose homers on the first pitch he sees in his first major league at-bat. The right-hander’s third-inning round-tripper, his only career round-tripper, and the last hit by an American League hurler for thirty years proves to be the difference in the Angels’ 6-5 victory over the A’s, earning the 25-year-old his only win in the big leagues.

1973       In a 19-inning marathon, LA outfielder Willie Davis collects six hits in a 7-3 loss to the Mets at Dodger Stadium. The two clubs establish a National League mark by hitting into a combined nine double plays.

1976       Bert Campaneris steals five bases, one shy of the major league mark, in the A’s 12-7 victory over the Twins at the Oakland Coliseum. The fleet shortstop will swipe 54 bases, the third-best in the American League this season.

1978       In an inning which lasts over an hour, 15 players score before the first out is recorded when the Florida State League’s Tampa Tarpons beat Daytona Beach, 18-2.

1984       The Tigers equal the major league mark set by the 1916 Giants with their 17th consecutive road victory when the team defeats the Angels at Anaheim Stadium, 5-1. The win, a Jack Morris four-hit complete game, breaks the American League record of 16, established by the Senators in 1912.

1986       A “drunk” Billy Martin is “fired” as the co-host of Saturday Night Live by executive producer Lorne Michaels after slurring his lines during a skit. In retaliation, the often-unemployed Yankee manager “sets fire” to his dressing room at the end of the show, which is the season f

1991       “I can only hope that one day those teammates who have found it convenient to criticize me will realize that we are all in this together. If only we can concentrate more on the games than complaining and bickering and pointing fingers, we would all be better off.” – Text from Gregg Jefferies’ Open Letter. In an open letter read on WFAN, a New York sports-talk radio station, Gregg Jefferies, responds to the negative attention from Mets fans, pleads his case to be treated fairly. The embattled infielder’s plea leads to a players-only meeting, in which David Cone agrees with the 23-year-old second baseman that the anonymous derisive quotes from teammates are unfair and should be banned. “I can only hope that one day those teammates who have found it convenient to criticize me will realize that we are all in this together. If only we can concentrate more on the games than complaining and bickering and pointing fingers, we would all be better off.”

1993       Indian starter Tom Kramer faces only 28 batters when he beats Texas at Cleveland Stadium, 4-1. The rookie right-hander, who will not return to the major leagues after this season, allows just one baserunner, DH Julio Franco, who hits a fourth-inning home run.

1993       The Mets play their 5000th game in team history, losing to Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium, 6-3. Although New York has a record of 527 wins and 473 losses in the last thousand games, the franchise is still 338 games under .500 since its first contest in 1962.

1994       At Busch Stadium, the Cardinals set a major league record when they leave 16 men stranded on the bases without scoring. The Phillies take advantage of the Redbirds’ lack of timely hitting and beat St. Louis, 4-0.

1994       In a 13-6 Oriole win over Milwaukee at County Stadium, Cal Ripken hits his 300th career home run. The milestone round-tripper is a three-run shot to deep left field off Teddy Higuera in the third inning.

1995       Tossing a scoreless ninth inning in the A’s 5-2 win over Baltimore, Dennis Eckersley records his 300th career save. The Oakland right-hander becomes the sixth reliever in major league history to reach the milestone.

1998       In the NCAA Atlantic II Regionals, Matt Diaz hit four home runs in Florida State’s 23-2 routing of Oklahoma. The freshman’s offensive output, which includes seven RBIs, ties the school and tournament record for round-trippers.

2000       Shawn Estes pitches a seven-hitter and becomes the first Giants pitcher in 51 years (Monty Kennedy-1949) to hit a grand slam en route to handing the Expos their worst defeat in franchise history, 18-0. The San Bernardino native just misses joining Tony Cloninger as the only major league pitcher to hit two slams in a game.

2000       Mark McGwire becomes the fastest player to hit 20 home runs in one season, reaching the mark in 35 games. ‘Big Mac’ accomplishes the feat in six fewer contests than Mickey Mantle (1956) and his own record (1998).

2000       Sixteen Dodger players and three coaches are suspended by the commissioner’s office for going into the stands during the Wrigley Field scuffle with fans on May 16. The suspensions totaling 60 games for players and 24 games for coaches is the harshest penalty ever handed down by major league baseball.

2000       Ahead by seven runs after five innings of play at Enron Field, the hometown Astros find a way to lose to the Phillies, 9-7. In Milwaukee, two days earlier, with a 9-2 advantage in the bottom of the ninth inning, Houston blew another seven-run lead in the eventual ten-inning, 10-9 loss to the Brewers at County Stadium.

2001       Tossing a 79-pitch one-hitter, Cubs’ starter Jon Lieber shuts out the Reds, 3-0. The Cincinnati establishes a new National League record going 208 games without being blanked, with the 1931-33 Yankees (308) and the 1978-79 Milwaukee Brewers (212) being the only teams with longer streaks.

2001       Lana Blefary, the wife of former Oriole outfielder Curt Blefary, scatters the ashes of her husband’s remains at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium. Although little of the stadium remains with the site is being demolished, she can still fulfill her husband’s last wishes.

2002       When a container drops from a low-flying plane, hitting and bouncing off the stadium roof onto the street, Seattle hazardous materials crews close off the roads around Safeco Field for about an hour. The object turns out to be the remains of an unidentified man’s cremated ashes.

2003       Broadcasters Marty Brennaman and Joe Nuxhall become the first non-players to be featured on a Reds-produced bobblehead. The popular promotion also marks the first time the team has given away a dual bobblehead.

2006       Carl Crawford, leading the Devil Rays to a 10-8 victory over the Blue Jays, goes 5-for-5 to tie the franchise record for hits in a game. The Tampa Bay left fielder collects five hits, including a home run, scores five runs, and steals four bases in his career night at the Rogers Centre.

2006       Swinging on the first pitch in his first major league at-bat, Adam Wainwright homers in the fifth inning of the Cardinals’ 10-4 win over San Francisco at AT&T Park. The 24-year-old right-hander also tosses three innings in relief to record his second career victory.

2007       In his 1,000th major league game, Ichiro Suzuki goes 3-for-6, giving the Mariner outfielder a career total of 1,414 hits. Only Hall of Famer Al Simmons compiled more in the same span of games, collecting 1,443 from 1924-1931 for the Philadelphia A’s.2019          Major League teams combine to hit the second-most home runs in a single day in baseball history, going yard 59 times in 14 games, second only to the 62 round-trippers blasted on July 2, 2002, in sixteen contests. With the ‘Twins’ three homers against the White Sox at Target Field as part of today’s barrage, Minnesota joins the 1999 Seattle Mariners as the only two teams with 100 home runs in their first 50 games of the season.

TV TUESDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
Colorado at Pittsburgh6:35pmATTSN-RM
ATTSN-PIT
Miami at Tampa Bay6:40pmMLBN
Bally Sports
Chi. Cubs at Cincinnati6:40pmMLBN
MARQ
Bally Sports
Baltimore at NY Yankees7:05pmMASN/2
YES
LA Dodgers at Washington7:05pmSportsnet
MASN/2
Philadelphia at Atlanta7:20pmNBCS-PHI
Bally Sports
Detroit at Minnesota7:40pmBally Sports
Toronto at St. Louis7:45pmSportsnet
Bally Sports
Boston at Chi. White Sox8:10pmNESN
NBCS-CHI
Cleveland at Houston8:10pmATTSN-SW
Bally Sports
Texas at LA Angels9:38pmBally Sports
Kansas City at Arizona9:40pmBally Sports
Oakland at Seattle9:40pmNBCS-CA
Root Sports
Milwaukee at San Diego9:40pmBally Sports
NY Mets at San Francisco9:45pmSNY
NBCS-BAY
NBA PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
West Finals Game 4: Golden State at Dallas9:00pmTNT
NHL PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
East Semifinals Game 4: Carolina at NY Rangers7:00pmESPN
West Semifinals Game 4: Calgary at Edmonton9:30pmESPN2
SOCCERTIME ETTV
Copa Argentina: Huracán vs Deportivo Madryn2:35pmfuboTV
Copa Libertadores: Nacional vs RB Bragantino6:15pmbeIN Sports
Copa Libertadores: Vélez Sarsfield vs Estudiantes6:15pmbeIN Sports
Copa Libertadores: Emelec vs Independiente Petrolero8:30pmbeIN Sports
Copa Libertadores: Palmeiras vs Deportivo Táchira8:30pmbeIN Sports
Copa Libertadores: Flamengo vs Sporting Cristal8:30pmbeIN Sports
Copa Libertadores: Universidad Católica vs Talleres Córdoba8:30pmbeIN Sports

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees2913.69015 – 714 – 615 – 812 – 42 – 15 – 5L 3
Tampa Bay2417.5854.513 – 911 – 88 – 44 – 510 – 76 – 4L 1
Toronto2220.524714 – 88 – 129 – 101 – 310 – 55 – 5L 2
Boston1922.4639.510 – 109 – 125 – 114 – 69 – 48 – 2W 5
Baltimore1825.41911.512 – 116 – 148 – 124 – 63 – 44 – 6W 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Minnesota2616.61914 – 812 – 86 – 513 – 37 – 68 – 2W 5
Chi White Sox2120.5124.59 – 1012 – 108 – 57 – 124 – 36 – 4W 2
Cleveland1820.47468 – 810 – 123 – 48 – 64 – 44 – 6W 1
Detroit1427.34111.59 – 135 – 146 – 64 – 81 – 85 – 5L 1
Kansas City1427.34111.58 – 156 – 121 – 59 – 121 – 53 – 7L 5
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston2716.62812 – 615 – 103 – 67 – 114 – 75 – 5L 1
LA Angels2617.605114 – 812 – 95 – 46 – 211 – 105 – 5W 2
Texas1822.4507.510 – 128 – 103 – 62 – 19 – 125 – 5L 2
Seattle1825.419910 – 78 – 183 – 116 – 45 – 53 – 7W 1
Oakland1727.38610.56 – 1411 – 137 – 75 – 93 – 83 – 7L 3
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets2915.65913 – 816 – 713 – 75 – 210 – 47 – 3W 2
Philadelphia2022.476811 – 139 – 95 – 91 – 210 – 75 – 5W 2
Atlanta1923.452910 – 129 – 116 – 87 – 64 – 64 – 6L 2
Miami1822.450910 – 128 – 1011 – 52 – 43 – 105 – 5W 1
Washington1429.32614.55 – 169 – 135 – 112 – 55 – 93 – 7L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee2616.61914 – 612 – 109 – 615 – 70 – 26 – 4L 2
St. Louis2418.571211 – 813 – 104 – 69 – 46 – 57 – 3W 4
Chi Cubs1724.4158.57 – 1510 – 91 – 28 – 87 – 106 – 4W 2
Pittsburgh1724.4158.510 – 137 – 113 – 19 – 194 – 34 – 6W 1
Cincinnati1229.29313.55 – 107 – 192 – 27 – 100 – 135 – 5L 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers2813.68315 – 513 – 86 – 58 – 210 – 58 – 2W 1
San Diego2814.6670.511 – 717 – 79 – 510 – 38 – 58 – 2W 5
San Francisco2219.537611 – 1111 – 87 – 74 – 47 – 73 – 7L 5
Arizona2222.5007.511 – 1111 – 119 – 76 – 55 – 94 – 6W 1
Colorado1922.463914 – 115 – 115 – 85 – 34 – 83 – 7L 2

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot