HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-NCC/AREA

RICHMOND 10 NEW HAVEN 4

RICHMOND 6 JAY COUNTY 1

LAFAYETTE JEFF 7 MARION 1

HARRISON 2 NORTH MONTGOMERY 1

YORKTOWN 11 MUNCIE CENTRAL 1

YORKTOWN 19 MUNCIE CENTRAL 2

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 5 LOGANSPORT 1

ANDERSON 14 HUNTINGTON NORTH 8

McCUTCHEON 6 CROWN POINT 5

SETON CATHOLIC 7 UNION COUNTY 6

UNION COUNTY 2 COWAN 0

HAGERSTOWN 10 MONROVIA 1

SOUTH ADAMS 5 NORTHEASTERN 3

SOUTH ADAMS 11 NORTHEASTERN 1

DALEVILLE 8 UNION CITY 1

BLUE RIVER 5 KNIGHTSTOWN 4

NEW PAL 9 DELTA 5

NORTH CENTRAL 2 MONROE CENTRAL 1

SECTIONAL BASEBALL NEXT WEEK-NCC/AREA

7. Lafayette Jefferson (5)

G1: McCutcheon vs. Lafayette Jefferson.

G2: Harrison (West Lafayette) vs. Logansport.

G3: Kokomo vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

9. Pendleton Heights (6)

G1: Pendleton Heights vs. Greenfield-Central.

G2: Richmond vs. Anderson.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: Mt. Vernon (Fortville) vs. Muncie Central.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

10. Ben Davis (8)

G1: Indianapolis Cathedral vs. Indianapolis Crispus Attucks.

G2: Pike vs. Indianapolis Arsenal Technical.

G3: Lawrence Central vs. Ben Davis.

G4: North Central (Indianapolis) vs. Lawrence North.

G5: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G6: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

Championship: G5 winner vs. G6 winner.

23. Bellmont (6)

G1: Marion vs. Norwell.

G2: Mississinewa vs. Heritage.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: Bellmont vs. Oak Hill.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

24. Yorktown (6)

G1: Hamilton Heights vs. Delta.

G2: Jay County vs. Guerin Catholic.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: New Castle vs. Yorktown.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

29. Lawrenceburg (7)

G1: South Dearborn vs. Batesville.

G2: Greensburg vs. Connersville.

G3: Rushville Consolidated vs. Lawrenceburg.

G4: Franklin County vs. G1 winner.

G5: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

Championship: G4 winner vs. G5 winner.

40. Lapel (8)

G1: Muncie Burris vs. Lapel.

G2: Monroe Central vs. Frankton.

G3: Alexandria Monroe vs. Winchester Community.

G4: Wapahani vs. Elwood Community.

G5: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G6: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

Championship: G5 winner vs. G6 winner.

41. Centerville (5)

G1: Union County vs. Centerville.

G2: Shenandoah vs. Northeastern.

G3: Hagerstown vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

42. Heritage Christian (5)

G1: Triton Central vs. Indianapolis Scecina.

G2: Eastern Hancock vs. Heritage Christian.

G3: Knightstown vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

56. Seton Catholic (6)

G1: Union City vs. Tri.

G2: Seton Catholic vs. Randolph Southern.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: Blue River Valley vs. Cambridge City Lincoln.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL-NCC/AREA

DALEVILLE 10 UNION CITY 2

MT. VERNON 11 FW CONCORDIA 0

SOFTBALL SECTIONALS NEXT WEEK-NCC/AREA

7. Logansport (5)

G1: Lafayette Jefferson vs. Kokomo.

G2: Harrison (West Lafayette) vs. McCutcheon.

G3: Logansport vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

9. Mt. Vernon (Fortville) (6)

G1: Pendleton Heights vs. Richmond.

G2: Greenfield-Central vs. Anderson.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: Muncie Central vs. Mt. Vernon (Fortville).

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

10. Pike (6)

G1: Lawrence North vs. Ben Davis.

G2: Indianapolis Arsenal Technical vs. Pike.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: North Central (Indianapolis) vs. Lawrence Central.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

23. Norwell (5)

G1: Norwell vs. Heritage.

G2: Mississinewa vs. Bellmont.

G3: Marion vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

24. Hamilton Heights (6)

G1: Hamilton Heights vs. Delta.

G2: Jay County vs. Yorktown.

G3: G1 winner vs. G2 winner.

G4: Guerin Catholic vs. New Castle.

Championship: G3 winner vs. G4 winner.

29. Connersville (7)

G1: Franklin County vs. Lawrenceburg.

G2: Connersville vs. South Dearborn.

G3: Batesville vs. Rushville Consolidated.

G4: Greensburg vs. G1 winner.

G5: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

Championship: G4 winner vs. G5 winner.

40. Frankton (7)

G1: Winchester Community vs. Monroe Central.

G2: Alexandria Monroe vs. Elwood Community.

G3: Lapel vs. Wapahani.

G4: Frankton vs. G1 winner.

G5: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

Championship: G4 winner vs. G5 winner.

41. Union County (5)

G1: Shenandoah vs. Union County.

G2: Northeastern vs. Centerville.

G3: Hagerstown vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

42. Knightstown (5)

G1: Knightstown vs. Eastern Hancock.

G2: Heritage Christian vs. Indianapolis Scecina.

G3: Triton Central vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

56. Cambridge City Lincoln (5)

G1: Cambridge City Lincoln vs. Union City.

G2: Blue River Valley vs. Randolph Southern.

G3: Tri vs. G1 winner.

Championship: G2 winner vs. G3 winner.

MLB

Interleague
Baltimore9Final
Washington12
 
Boston4Final
Philadelphia3
 
Seattle4Final
San Diego6
American League
Chi White Sox0Final
NY Yankees7
 
Houston4Final
Texas8
 
Minnesota3Final
10
Cleveland5
 
Detroit5Final
Kansas City7
 
Tampa Bay3Final
Toronto1
 
Oakland6Final
LA Angels2
National League
Arizona6Final
Colorado7
 
Pittsburgh1Final
Atlanta6
 
Milwaukee4Final
Cincinnati3
 
NY Mets1Final
Miami3
 
Chi Cubs1Final
St. Louis2
 
LA Dodgers6Final
San Francisco3

NBA PLAYOFFS

Miami107Final
OT
Milwaukee109
 
Dallas113Final
LA Clippers103
 
Boston93Final
Brooklyn104
 
Portland123Final
Denver109

NHL PLAYOFFS

Florida2Final
Tampa Bay6
 
Pittsburgh1Final
NY Islanders4
 
Montreal1Final
Toronto5
 
Vegas4Final
Minnesota0

PGA Championship
May 20-23, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, South Carolina
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1Phil Mickelson706970 -7 (209)F
2Brooks Koepka697170 -6 (210)F
3Louis Oosthuizen716872 -5 (211)F
4Kevin Streelman707270 -4 (212)F
5tChristiaan Bezuidenhout717072 -3 (213)F
5tBranden Grace707172 -3 (213)F
7tBryson DeChambeau727171 -2 (214)F
7tJoaquin Niemann717271 -2 (214)F
7tGary Woodland707272 -2 (214)F
10tPaul Casey717173 -1 (215)F
10tSungjae Im707273 -1 (215)F
10tCorey Conners677573 -1 (215)F
13tJordan Spieth737568 E (216)F
13tRickie Fowler717669 E (216)F
13tPatrick Cantlay737370 E (216)F
13tTony Finau747270 E (216)F
13tKeegan Bradley697572 E (216)F
13tMatthew Fitzpatrick737172 E (216)F
13tCharley Hoffman737073 E (216)F
13tJason Kokrak717273 E (216)F
13tHarry Higgs727173 E (216)F
13tRichy Werenski717273 E (216)F
23tBilly Horschel777268 +1 (217)F
23tJoel Dahmen747370 +1 (217)F
23tSteve Stricker767170 +1 (217)F
23tScottie Scheffler727471 +1 (217)F
23tWill Zalatoris717472 +1 (217)F
23tShane Lowry737173 +1 (217)F
23tIan Poulter747073 +1 (217)F
23tPadraig Harrington717373 +1 (217)F
23tMartin Laird707374 +1 (217)F
23tHideki Matsuyama736876 +1 (217)F
33tBen Cook727769 +2 (218)F
33tWebb Simpson757469 +2 (218)F
33tPatrick Reed747569 +2 (218)F
33tCarlos Ortiz737471 +2 (218)F
33tCameron Smith727373 +2 (218)F
38tAlex Noren777270 +3 (219)F
38tTalor Gooch717870 +3 (219)F
38tJon Rahm727572 +3 (219)F
38tTyrrell Hatton717573 +3 (219)F
38tCollin Morikawa707574 +3 (219)F
38tDaniel Van Tonder757074 +3 (219)F
38tViktor Hovland697575 +3 (219)F
45tHarold Varner III737671 +4 (220)F
45tAaron Wise697972 +4 (220)F
45tJason Scrivener737572 +4 (220)F
45tRobert MacIntyre757372 +4 (220)F
45tJustin Rose727573 +4 (220)F
45tLee Westwood737275 +4 (220)F
51tDenny McCarthy737672 +5 (221)F
51tEmiliano Grillo777272 +5 (221)F
51tJason Day747572 +5 (221)F
51tWyndham Clark757472 +5 (221)F
51tRory McIlroy757274 +5 (221)F
51tStewart Cink717674 +5 (221)F
51tTom Lewis717476 +5 (221)F
58tChan Kim757473 +6 (222)F
58tSam Horsfield698073 +6 (222)F
58tDanny Willett777174 +6 (222)F
58tDean Burmester747474 +6 (222)F
58tMatt Jones737574 +6 (222)F
58tDaniel Berger796974 +6 (222)F
58tRussell Henley787074 +6 (222)F
58tJimmy Walker737475 +6 (222)F
58tAbraham Ancer747276 +6 (222)F
58tBubba Watson727377 +6 (222)F
68tTom Hoge747574 +7 (223)F
68tRobert Streb777274 +7 (223)F
68tCameron Davis697876 +7 (223)F
68tMatt Wallace737377 +7 (223)F
72tHarris English757475 +8 (224)F
72tAdam Hadwin777176 +8 (224)F
72tBrad Marek737378 +8 (224)F
75tHenrik Stenson737676 +9 (225)F
75tByeong Hun An737577 +9 (225)F
75tLucas Herbert767277 +9 (225)F
78tBrendan Steele757477 +10 (226)F
78tRasmus Hojgaard717679 +10 (226)F
80Garrick Higgo737678 +11 (227)F
81Brian Gay777180 +12 (228)F

LPGA

Pure Silk Championship presented by Visit Williamsburg
May 20-23, Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1tWei-Ling Hsu667265 -10 (203)F
1tMoriya Jutanugarn716765 -10 (203)F
3Jessica Korda706767 -9 (204)F
4tLizette Salas736864 -8 (205)F
4tSarah Kemp696769 -8 (205)F
6tGiulia Molinaro737063 -7 (206)F
6tRyann O’Toole687266 -7 (206)F
6tLauren Stephenson716867 -7 (206)F
9tRuixin Liu677367 -6 (207)F
9tElizabeth Szokol687267 -6 (207)F
9tWichanee Meechai706869 -6 (207)F
12tLindsey Weaver736966 -5 (208)F
12tPerrine Delacour707167 -5 (208)F
12tPajaree Anannarukarn716968 -5 (208)F
12tSei Young Kim677170 -5 (208)F
16tHinako Shibuno707564 -4 (209)F
16tStephanie Meadow726968 -4 (209)F
16tJennifer Song706970 -4 (209)F
19tJasmine Suwannapura697467 -3 (210)F
19tJenny Coleman727068 -3 (210)F
19tMina Harigae697269 -3 (210)F
19tLindy Duncan726969 -3 (210)F
19tAlly Ewing736869 -3 (210)F
19tLuna Sobron677370 -3 (210)F
19tAnne van Dam716970 -3 (210)F
19tStacy Lewis686973 -3 (210)F
27tBianca Pagdanganan737167 -2 (211)F
27tJennifer Chang727069 -2 (211)F
27tAlbane Valenzuela717070 -2 (211)F
27tJiwon Jeon677371 -2 (211)F
27tBrooke Henderson707071 -2 (211)F
27tKatherine Kirk697072 -2 (211)F
27tHaeji Kang706873 -2 (211)F
27tAna Belac706774 -2 (211)F
35tMuni He717467 -1 (212)F
35tAlena Sharp727367 -1 (212)F
35tGemma Dryburgh737267 -1 (212)F
35tKristy McPherson697469 -1 (212)F
35tNicole Broch Larsen707270 -1 (212)F
35tBrittany Lang707270 -1 (212)F
35tSsu-Chia Cheng727070 -1 (212)F
35tJodi Ewart Shadoff697271 -1 (212)F
35tMin Lee697172 -1 (212)F
35tVicky Hurst716972 -1 (212)F
35tMin Seo Kwak707072 -1 (212)F
35tMegan Khang687173 -1 (212)F
47tDottie Ardina727368 E (213)F
47tDana Finkelstein717270 E (213)F
47tLee Lopez756870 E (213)F
47tMarissa Steen707271 E (213)F
51tPornanong Phatlum747169 +1 (214)F
51tLauren Coughlin707470 +1 (214)F
51tDaniela Darquea707470 +1 (214)F
51tSarah Jane Smith707371 +1 (214)F
51tJanie Jackson737071 +1 (214)F
51tMo Martin717271 +1 (214)F
57tLexi Thompson737270 +2 (215)F
57tBrianna Do757070 +2 (215)F
57tBrittany Altomare707471 +2 (215)F
57tPernilla Lindberg717371 +2 (215)F
57tAustin Ernst727073 +2 (215)F
57tLouise Ridderstrom697274 +2 (215)F
63tKelly Tan677772 +3 (216)F
63tMatilda Castren747072 +3 (216)F
63tCaroline Inglis697473 +3 (216)F
63tKatelyn Dambaugh697374 +3 (216)F
63tDani Holmqvist697275 +3 (216)F
63tAmy Olson697275 +3 (216)F
63tNelly Korda707076 +3 (216)F
63tEmma Talley716976 +3 (216)F
71tNa Yeon Choi717472 +4 (217)F
71tPaula Reto737272 +4 (217)F
71tKendall Dye737272 +4 (217)F
71tJane Park747172 +4 (217)F
71tKyung Kim747073 +4 (217)F
76tMaia Schechter727274 +5 (218)F
76tAndrea Lee707375 +5 (218)F
76tJacqui Concolino727175 +5 (218)F
79Tiffany Joh687774 +6 (219)F
80tLauren Kim737275 +7 (220)F
80tJaye Marie Green737176 +7 (220)F

INDYCAR SATURDAY QUALIFYING

RANKDRIVERCAR NO.LAP 1 TIMELAP 2 TIMELAP 3 TIMELAP 4 TIMESTATUSTOTAL TIMEAVERAGE SPEED
1Scott Dixon938.697338.832938.858138.899102:35.2874231.828
2Colton Herta2638.732438.814538.890138.971102:35.4081231.648
3Tony Kanaan4838.735038.819138.887838.972102:35.4140231.639
4Ed Carpenter2038.753138.830538.900338.945502:35.4294231.616
5Rinus VeeKay2138.778838.855838.916438.968202:35.5192231.483
6Helio Castroneves0638.927038.896338.923738.986402:35.7334231.164
7Alex Palou1038.828338.920138.981839.015902:35.7461231.145
8Ryan Hunter-Reay2838.873138.919538.966338.991202:35.7501231.139
9Marcus Ericsson838.819338.925439.008939.020302:35.7739231.104
10Alexander Rossi2738.892438.941238.970039.009602:35.8132231.046
11Ed Jones1838.854738.934838.985639.039702:35.8148231.044
12Pato O’Ward538.888138.955939.008539.083502:35.9360230.864
13Pietro Fittipaldi5138.869938.970939.028939.078402:35.9481230.846
14Felix Rosenqvist738.919738.984939.043539.068702:36.0168230.744
15Takuma Sato3038.896138.985239.041339.119102:36.0417230.708
16James Hinchcliffe2938.943139.018639.079539.098302:36.1395230.563
17Scott McLaughlin338.935039.012039.076739.119802:36.1435230.557
18Graham Rahal1538.995039.043939.058239.070902:36.1680230.521
19Conor Daly4738.976539.038639.086639.129702:36.2314230.427
20Jack Harvey6039.057739.088739.110039.135802:36.3922230.191
21Josef Newgarden238.987139.095839.154039.236602:36.4735230.071
22JR Hildebrand139.034539.110739.265739.124502:36.5354229.98
23Santino Ferrucci4539.037739.155039.178039.185602:36.5563229.949
24Juan Pablo Montoya8638.995539.089839.219239.291602:36.5961229.891
25Marco Andretti9838.998339.114539.196939.299202:36.6089229.872
26Simon Pagenaud2239.061739.149939.231939.229702:36.6732229.778
27Sebastien Bourdais1439.092439.174239.198039.231802:36.6964229.744
28Stefan Wilson2539.131739.161339.200139.223502:36.7166229.714
29Max Chilton5939.096039.209239.281139.333202:36.9195229.417
30Dalton Kellett439.236039.240339.871039.324402:37.6717228.323
31Alex Palou1038.799938.91260.00000.000001:17.7125231.623
32Rinus VeeKay2138.853138.959139.046239.093002:35.9514230.841
33Takuma Sato3038.957139.06170.00000.000001:18.0188230.714
34Santino Ferrucci4539.03350.00000.00000.000000:39.0335230.571
35Felix Rosenqvist738.996039.026739.072639.088202:36.1835230.498
36Conor Daly4738.933639.072439.140939.189202:36.3361230.273
37Ed Jones1839.002939.068739.123139.159702:36.3544230.246
38Colton Herta2638.961339.088239.138939.177902:36.3663230.229
39Josef Newgarden239.059139.100039.166839.162602:36.4885230.049
40Marco Andretti9839.065239.138539.200839.205902:36.6104229.87
41Juan Pablo Montoya8639.045639.143139.223539.288802:36.7010229.737
42Stefan Wilson2539.052139.151339.234039.292902:36.7303229.694
43Stefan Wilson2539.120739.145539.218139.288102:36.7724229.632
44Marco Andretti9839.123439.225039.332139.345902:37.0264229.261
45Dalton Kellett439.172039.239139.292939.329502:37.0335229.25
46Will Power1239.234139.248839.258139.308202:37.0492229.228
47Sage Karam2439.214139.266239.290739.325702:37.0967229.158
48Will Power1239.208739.278039.362039.321102:37.1698229.052
49Sage Karam2439.186439.41080.00000.000001:18.5972229.016
50Sage Karam2439.32190.00000.00000.000000:39.3219228.88
51Helio Castroneves0639.182639.60810.00000.000001:18.7907228.453
52Charlie Kimball1139.301239.383139.436239.496802:37.6173228.401
53Simona De Silvestro1639.096239.375639.422939.726702:37.6214228.395
54Simona De Silvestro1639.280739.370839.434239.689202:37.7749228.173
55Simona De Silvestro1639.408239.481039.497439.499402:37.8860228.013
56RC Enerson7539.531439.62080.00000.000001:19.1522227.41
57RC Enerson7539.535539.575039.627339.655302:38.3931227.283
58Charlie Kimball1139.613539.66310.00000.000001:19.2766227.053
59Jack Harvey6039.295239.956839.903540.492702:39.6482225.496

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INDYCAR: DIXON FASTEST, POWER DROPS TO LAST CHANCE IN QUALIFYING DRAMA

(INDYCAR RELEASE)

Chip Ganassi Racing flexed its muscle Saturday during Crown Royal Armed Forces Qualifying for the 105th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, as Scott Dixon led all four of the team’s cars into the Firestone Fast Nine Shootout with the fastest qualifying run on the first attempt overall of the day.

There also was drama at the opposite end of the field, as 2018 Indy 500 winner Will Power was relegated to Last Chance Qualifying on Sunday after his two runs were too slow to make the top 30.

Six-time and reigning NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Dixon was the first driver on track when qualifying started at noon (ET) after his team earned the first spot in the qualifying draw Friday night, and he delivered in the best track and air conditions of the five-hour, 50-minute session. Dixon produced a four-lap average speed of 231.828 mph in the No. 9 PNC Bank Grow Up Great Honda, and his car number stayed atop the iconic Scoring Pylon for the rest of the day despite 58 attempts to topple it.

“You forget how stressful this is,” Dixon said. “It’s the first time I’ve ever gone first. It’s pretty interesting. Huge credit to everyone on the PNC Bank Grow Up Great car.

“It was a fairly smooth run. I made a mistake on Lap 2, which probably cost us a tenth or two from the average.”

2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Dixon will make the last attempt in the Firestone Fast Nine Shootout, which determines the NTT P1 Award winner for pole and the starting order for the first three rows, as the nine fastest cars from today start in inverse order in the one-shot format. The Shootout takes place from 3-3:45 p.m. on the 2.5-mile oval and will be televised live on NBC and Peacock.

Dixon will be the favorite to earn his fourth Indy 500 pole, but the powerful Ganassi team will have four chances to take the coveted top spot. CGR drivers Tony Kanaan (third, 231.639, No. 48 The American Legion Honda), Alex Palou (seventh, 231.145, No. 10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) and Marcus Ericsson (ninth, 231.104, No. 8 Huski Chocolate Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) also made the Shootout.

“Tomorrow will be a different day; it’s going to be different conditions,” Dixon said. “Hopefully all four of us can hit it right.”

But Ganassi’s day lost some of its sparkle at 3:35 p.m., when Palou crashed in Turn 2 while making his second qualifying attempt. Palou didn’t withdraw his first run, preserving his spot in the Shootout, but still was trying to improve his position when the rear of his car got loose and made heavy right-side contact with the SAFER Barrier, inflicting significant damage.

Palou climbed from his car without injury, but the Ganassi team will face a long night repairing the car for the Shootout on Sunday.

Other drivers participating in the Shootout are Colton Herta (second, 231.648, No. 26 Gainbridge Honda), Ed Carpenter (fourth, 231.616, No. 20 SONAX Chevrolet), Rinus VeeKay (fifth, 231.483, No. 21 Bitcoin Chevrolet), three-time “500” winner Helio Castroneves (sixth, 231.164, No. 06 AutoNation/SiriusXM Honda) and 2014 Indy winner Ryan Hunter-Reay (ninth, 231.139, No. 28 DHL Honda).

Cloud cover broke shortly after the first trip through the original 35-car qualifying draw, and the sunshine raised track temperatures nearly 25 degrees, decreasing traction and engine efficiency. That prevented any successful attempts at bumping into the Fast Nine from multiple drivers after the first run through the draw, but there was plenty of suspense and tension at the back end of the grid in the final hour.

2014 series champion Power will be one of the five drivers trying to take one of the three last-row spots during Last Chance Qualifying, which takes place from 1:15-2:30 p.m. and will be televised on NBCSN and Peacock. Power, winner of 62 poles in his INDYCAR SERIES career, failed to record a speed in the top 30 in two attempts in the No. 12 Verizon 5G Team Penske Chevrolet.

Power’s first run, at 1:21 p.m., averaged 229.052 and ended up outside the top 30. But he withdrew that attempt to jump a long line of cars in the “normal” lane and make his second attempt from the “fast” lane, ensuring he got another shot. That run, at 5:33 p.m., 17 minutes before the end of qualifying, averaged 229.228 and also wasn’t fast enough.

“You need to be scientist to work this one out,” Power said. “I guess we have to go tomorrow. We gave it our best shot today. I think if we just do a conservative run tomorrow, we should be OK.”

Joining Power in the Last Chance Qualifying will be Sage Karam (No. 24 DRR-AES INDIANA Chevrolet), Charlie Kimball (No. 11 Tresiba/AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet), Simona De Silvestro (No. 16 Rocket Pro TPO/Paretta Autosport Chevrolet) and RC Enerson (No. 75 Top Gun Racing Chevrolet).

Dalton Kellett exhaled most deeply among the drivers toward the rear of the field, as he avoided the Last Row Shootout and will start 30th in the No. 4 K-Line Insulators/AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet.

A 30-minute practice for the five Last Chance Qualifying participants will take place from 11-11:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by a 30-minute session for Firestone Fast Nine Shootout participants from 11:30-noon. An open practice will follow the Last Chance Qualifying and Shootout, from 5-7 p.m. All three of those sessions will be broadcast on Peacock.

NBA PLAYOFFS

Khris Middleton lifts Bucks past Heat in OT in Game 1

MILWAUKEE (AP) Khris Middleton broke a tie with a jumper with 0.5 seconds left in overtime and had 27 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Miami Heat 109-107 Saturday in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.

Middleton was closely guarded by Duncan Robinson on the 19-footer.

Miami’s Goran Dragic had tied it with a corner 3-pointer with 20.6 seconds left in OT. After Middleton’s shot, Jrue Holiday blocked a 3-point attempt from Jimmy Butler as the buzzer sounded.

Game 2 is Monday night in Milwaukee. Miami beat Milwaukee 4-1 in the second round last year and went on to reach the NBA Finals.

Butler forced overtime by making a buzzer-beating driving layup past Giannis Antetokounmpo, whose free-throw woes prevented the Bucks from putting the game away earlier.

Antetokounmpo had 26 points, 18 rebounds and five assists, but was just 6 of 13 on free-throw attempts. Over the last 1:06 of regulation, Antetokounmpo was 2 of 5 from the line and had a 10-second violation that prevented him from getting another free-throw attempt.

Holiday had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who won despite shooting 5 of 31 from 3-point range. They’d never made below seven 3-pointers in a game during the regular season.

Dragic scored 25 points, Robinson had 24 and Butler added 17 for the Heat. Butler also had 10 rebounds and eight assists.

The Bucks took a 98-97 with 34.3 seconds left in regulation when Antetokounmpo made the second of two free throws after getting fouled on a shot attempt. Antetokounmpo knocked the ball loose from Butler to force a jump ball, got the ball when Brook Lopez won the tip and got fouled again with nine seconds left.

This time, Antetokounmpo made the first but missed the second. Trevor Ariza got the rebound and Miami called a timeout with eight seconds remaining.

Dragic inbounded the ball to Butler, who took his time before driving to the basket and making a layup that rolled in as the buzzer sounded.

Doncic has 31 points, Mavs beat Clippers 113-102 in Game 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 31 points and the Dallas Mavericks outshot the NBA’s leading team from 3-point range, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 113-102 on Saturday in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series.

Tim Hardaway Jr. added 21 points and Dorian Finney-Smith had 18 for the Mavs, who led most of the game. Doncic and Hardaway Jr. made five 3-pointers each, and Finney-Smith had four to help Dallas shoot 47% from long-range.

Kawhi Leonard had 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Cliuppers, and Paul George added 23 points. But they were a combined 3 of 14 on 3-pointers and the Clippers shot 31% after leading the NBA at 41% during the regular season. Marcus Morris missed all six of his 3-point attempts.

Game 2 is Tuesday night at Staples Center.

The Clippers didn’t make more than three 3-pointers in a quarter until the fourth, when they hit four. Dallas controlled the closing minutes, stretching a three-point lead into 10. The Clippers were limited on field goal — a dunk by George — in the final minutes.

The Clippers tied it at 60 early in the third on Patrick Beverley’s 3-pointer before the Mavs scored eight in a row to go up 68-60.

Leonard drew the Clippers within two on a steal and one-handed jam that left Maxi Kleber sliding across the baseline on his rear. But Finney-Smith scored on George’s turnover and Doncic hit a 3, keeping the Mavs ahead 86-80 to end the third.

Trailing by 10, the Clippers outscored the Mavs 26-13 over the end of the first and start of the second quarter to take their first lead. Rajon Rondo capped the spurt with back-to-back 3-pointers.

Beverley made consecutive baskets that put the Clippers ahead by four, but Dallas answered in a hurry. The Mavs ran off 11 straight points — including three 3-pointers by Doncic and Hardaway — to lead 60-55 going into halftime.

The Mavs came out charging, hitting six of their first nine shots and soon leading by 12 points. The Clippers had defenders in their faces as they missed nine of their first 11 attempts, with George tossing up airballs in both quarters.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: Kleber had six points and nine rebounds after missing six of his last eight regular-season games with a sore right Achilles. … Both Rick Carlisle and Tyronn Lue coached without masks on, something the league approved earlier in the day.

Clippers: Cardboard cutouts were added to make the lower bowl appear full of fans, although attendance continues to be limited by pandemic rules.

Nets recover from stars’ slow start, beat Celtics 104-93

NEW YORK (AP) Maybe it was Boston’s defense. It could have even been Brooklyn’s own fans.

Whatever the reason, something had the Nets’ Big Three out of rhythm to start the playoff opener.

Once the second half arrived, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden went from way off to off and running.

Durant had 32 points and 12 rebounds, Irving scored 29 points and the Nets recovered from their superstars’ frigid start to beat the Celtics 104-93 on Saturday night.

“I think once your energy’s focused on the defensive side of the ball, it will start to turn for you,” Durant said. “So you saw that for us in the second half.”

Harden finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in just the ninth appearance of the season for the trio. The three combined to go 0 for 11 from 3-point range in the first half, then stormed out of the locker room with an 18-4 run to open the third and swing the lead the Nets’ way for good.

The Nets announced a sellout crowd of 14,391 after playing in fully or mostly empty arenas for most of the season. Harden said the loud crowd was an adjustment.

“It just threw me off a little bit, but second half we got more comfortable and the shots started falling,” he said.

Durant, Irving and Harden scored 28 of the Nets’ 31 points in the period, with Joe Harris – who made Brooklyn’s only 3-pointer of the first half – hitting another for the other points.

Harris had 10 points for the Nets, who host Game 2 on Tuesday night.

“I felt like we put on a good show,” Irving said. “We’ve just got to do it three more times.”

Jayson Tatum scored 22 points, but shot just 6 for 20 and couldn’t come to his 50-point effort in the play-in tournament, when Boston beat Washington to earn the No. 7 seed.

The Celtics managed just 40 points in the second half and shot 37% for the game.

Lillard leads 3-point barrage, Blazers beat Nuggets 123-109

DENVER (AP) What had Damian Lillard so excited wasn’t his 34 points or 13 assists or how he led Portland’s 3-point barrage that sparked the Trail Blazers’ win over the undermanned Denver Nuggets in their playoff opener Saturday night.

It was holding NBA MVP front-runner Nikola Jokic to a single assist. That’s something no opponent had done all year against the Nuggets superstar center who averaged a career-best 8.3 assists this season.

“It was huge,” Lillard said after Portland’s 123-109 victory. “We know when they’re at their best, he’s setting the table, he’s dominating the game as a playmaker and he’s scoring and he’s kind of having his way.

“A guy as good as he is, an MVP candidate – the MVP in my opinion – you know that he’s going to play well,” Lillard added. “You know he’s going to do what he does but you got to try to take something away.”

Jokic matched Lillard’s scoring output, but wasn’t nearly the same facilitator.

“I couldn’t get the other guys involved,” Jokic lamented. “They made me work for it on every possession.”

The Blazers hit 19 of 40 shots from beyond the arc, and Lillard, sporting silver sneakers that were a fitting choice for his sterling performance, had five of them.

Subs Carmelo Anthony and Anfernee Simons added four each as the Blazers outscored Denver by 24 points from beyond the arc.

“To be honest, I think we could’ve shot the ball even better,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said.

They were plenty good on this night.

“I talked about it quite a lot during the week, can we guard the 3-point line?” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Too many breakdowns.”

CJ McCollum added 21 points and Anthony scored 18 in his first playoff game against the team that drafted him 18 years ago.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: A wild ride for Mickelson and 18 holes away from history

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) Phil Mickelson could have done without the thrills Saturday in the PGA Championship.

Losing a five-shot lead in a span of five holes on the back nine. One tee shot into the water, another that ended up under a cart tire. It was all part of a wildly entertaining day at Kiawah Island that ended with Mickelson nearly holing a flop shot that can test the nerves of just about any 50-year-old but him.

That brought Mickelson to the cusp of history not many could have seen coming.

That par save for a 2-under 70 gave him a one-shot lead over Brooks Koepka and left him 18 holes away from becoming the oldest champion in the 161 years of the majors.

When he curled in the 4-foot putt for par on the 18th hole, Mickelson became the oldest player with a 54-hole lead in a major since 59-year-old Tom Watson at Turnberry in 2009.

That didn’t end well for Watson, who lost that British Open in a playoff to Stewart Cink. For Mickelson, it’s an opportunity to become the oldest major champion. Julius Boros was 48 when he won the 1968 PGA Championship.

Asked to describe such an occasion, Mickelson was too busy glancing at his watch. Sunlight was fading and he wanted to practice. These opportunities don’t come along as often as they once did.

“I’m not really dwelling back on what took place today,” he said.

Sunday should get his attention, starting with the guy who joins him in the final group. Koepka survived what he called the worst putting of his career. Statistically, he was middle of the pack, but he missed a 6-foot par on the final hole for a 70 that cost him a share of the lead.

No matter. At stake for Koepka is a shot at his third Wanamaker Trophy in four years. No one has won the PGA Championship so often so quickly since it switched to stroke play in 1958.

“I’m in the final group,” Koepka said. “That’s what you want.”

Mickelson was at 7-under 209. For all his success in the majors – five victories, runner-up finishes in all four of them – this is only the third time he has held the 54-hole lead.

Koepka, shaking off effects from ligament surgery on his right knee that has limited him to two tournaments in three months before arriving at Kiawah, wasn’t surprised to have another shot at a major. He already has four of them in the last five years.

“It just feels good, feels normal. It’s what you’re supposed to do, what you practice for,” he said. “I’m right where I want to be, and we’ll see how tomorrow goes.”

Louis Oosthuizen started the third round tied with Mickelson and had a long three-putt bogey. The South African never caught up, though he had his chances until missing a 4-foot birdie putt on the par-5 16th and a 5-foot par putt on the par-3 17th.

He wound up with a 72 and was two shots behind.

“Probably the worst I’ve played in a while,” Oosthuizen said. “I was just sort of fighting to stay in it and at the end there, started judging the greens wrong and everything just fell apart. All in all, two behind going into Sunday, I’ve got to take a lot of positives out of that.”

At least they have a chance.

NHL PLAYOFFS

Killorn, Kucherov pace Lightning’s 6-2 rout of Panthers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The sight of Nikita Kucherov crumpled to the ice in pain left a sour taste in the mouths of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The reigning Stanley Cup champions beat the Florida Panthers 6-2 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round postseason matchup on Saturday, with Kucherov continuing to sparkle after missing the entire regular season while recovering from hip surgery.

Coach Jon Cooper and Kucherov’s teammates understandably were alarmed when the Tampa Bay star went down after being slashed by Florida’s Anthony Duclair with the Panthers trailing by four goals midway through the third period.

“The hockey game ended halfway through the second period, then it turned into something else,” Cooper said after a penalty-filled afternoon that saw Florida finish with 13 penalties for 50 minutes and Tampa Bay 13 for 42 minutes.

“Not much there for me,” Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said of the slashing call on Duclair. “I hope he’s all right.”

Kucherov had a goal and three assists.. Alex Killorn scored a pair of second-period goals and notched two assists, while Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 39 of 41 shots for the Lightning, who can wrap up the best-of-seven series by winning Game 5 in Sunrise, Florida, on Monday night.

Kucherov remained on the bench for a short time, but did not return to the game. Defenseman Mikhail Sergachez was also shaken up by a late hit.

Cooper would not discuss the injuries.

“Nothing. Next question,” the coach said.

“It’s tough. You never want to see a guy go down on the ice and stay there,” forward Yanni Gourde said.

“And if one of our guys stays down,” Killorn offered, “he’s hurt.”

The Lightning pushed their intrastate rivals to the brink of elimination by scoring three first-period goals, then building their advantage to 5-1 when Killorn beat goalie Sergei Bobrovsky twice in a span of 94 seconds to break the game open.

Gourde, Anthony Cirelli and Ondrej Palat got Tampa Bay off to a fast start with a trio of goals that signaled it was going to be a rough afternoon for Bobrovsky, who earned his second start of the series by coming off the bench to win Game 3 in relief.

Bobrovsky, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner, stopped all nine shots he faced in the third period and overtime as the Panthers rallied from a two-goal deficit to tighten the series with a 6-5 victory on Thursday night.

The Lightning scored on three of seven shots in the first period Saturday. The Panthers replaced Bobrovsky with Chris Driedger after Killorn scored on the power play and added another goal off a pass from Steven Stamkos to increase the lead to 5-1.

“It’s 3-1 after one and then they score early and they scored the fifth goal,” Quenneville said of the move to Dreidger. “Just trying to do something different was definitely the thought process on that, slow their momentum down maybe and get some excitement, but at that time a four-goal lead is rather large.”

Sorokin, Islanders beat Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 to tie series

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Ilya Sorokin stopped 29 shots, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ryan Pulock each had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 Saturday to even the first-round series.

Josh Bailey and Jordan Eberle also scored for New York. Sorokin, who had 39 saves in the Islanders’ 4-3 win in Game 1, was back in goal after Semyon Varlamov started Games 2 and 3 – both losses.

Tristan Jarry had 23 saves for Pittsburgh, and drew mocking chants of “Jar-ry! Jar-ry!” from Islanders fans.

Game 5 is Monday night in Pittsburgh, and Game 6 back at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday.

With the teams skating 4 on 4 in the third period, Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang was whistled for interference to put the Islanders on their third power play. Just as a penalty on Scott Mayfield was expiring, Wahlstrom fired a one-timer that was stopped by Jarry, However, Pittsburgh’s Teddy Blueger knocked the puck in while trying to clear the rebound, putting New York up 3-0 at 6:04.

With the Islanders still on a power play, Eberle made it 4-0 just 24 seconds later as he beat Jarry high on the glove side from the inside edge of the right circle.

Zach Aston-Reese spoiled Sorokin’s shutout bid with a short-handed goal with 2:35 to go. It was his first career playoff goal.

After a scoreless first period, the Islanders took control in the second.

Nelson’s redirect in front was turned aside by Jarry 2 minutes into the second. Sorokin made a nice stop sliding to his right to deny Sidney Crosby in front 3 1/2 minutes later.

Bailey got the Islanders on the scoreboard first with his second goal of the series 8:07 into the second. Letang pushed New York’s Anthony Beauvillier into Jarry, forcing the goalie back into the goal, and Bailey fired a shot past him.

Pulock made it 2-0 with 5:09 left in the middle period as he got the rebound of a shot by Wahlstrom and fired a one-timer off skate of Penguins defenseman Cody Ceci and past Jarry.

Each team had eight shots on goal in a fast-paced first period. The Islanders got off to a physical start and had more chances in the first half of the period.

Maple Leafs beat Canadiens 5-1 in Game 2 to tie series

TORONTO (AP) Auston Matthews broke a tie early in the second period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-1 in Game 2 on Saturday night to even the first-round playoff series.

The Maple Leafs were without captain John Tavares after he sustained a concussion and knee injury on a scary collision 10 minutes into Toronto’s 2-1 loss in Game 1 on Thursday night. He was released from a hospital Friday.

“It means a lot, not only for the guys in the locker room, but for John himself,” Matthews said. “He’s such a big part of this team. When something really scary and serious goes down like it did the other night, the response from the group was unbelievable.”

Tavares messaged and spoke with teammates Thursday night from the hospital to let them know he was on the mend and to encourage them to push on without him.

“His leadership of our team, despite his situation, didn’t stop,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. “That really helped put our guys in the right headspace.”

Matthews also had assists, William Nylander added goal and an assist, and Jason Spezza, Rasmus Sandin and Alexander Kerfoot, into an empty net, also scored. Jack Campbell stopped 22 shots, and Mitch Marner had two assists.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored for Montreal, and Carey Price stopped 29 shots.

The best-of-seven matchup between the Original Six rivals shifts to the Bell Centre for games Monday and Tuesday nights.

Toronto took its first lead of the series at 5:15 of the second period when Matthews – the NHL goals champion this season with 41 in 52 regular-season games – buried Justin Holl’s rebound on an odd-man rush to make it 2-1.

Montreal interim head coach Dominique Ducharme challenged Sandin’s goal that made it 3-1 for goalie interference on Joe Thornton despite there not appearing to be much contact, but the call stood after the referees took a long look.

Television cameras caught Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin in discussion with coaches in Montreal’s private suite in the aftermath of the goal, but Ducharme said he made the final decision.

“We could see clearly that Thornton was touching (Price’s) stick,” he said. “We had an angle where it was conclusive. It’s my call, but everyone agreed that we had to challenge it.”

Fleury blanks Wild 4-0 as Vegas grabs 3-1 lead in series

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The stars are scoring for the Vegas Golden Knights, all four lines are producing, and the goaltending has been superb.

That’s how to take control of a playoff series.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves for his 16th career postseason shutout, Nicolas Roy scored twice and the Golden Knights beat Minnesota 4-0 in Game 4 on Saturday night to shove the Wild to the verge of elimination.

Alex Tuch and Mark Stone each got their third goal of the series and Keegan Kolesar had two assists for the Golden Knights, who have nine unanswered goals and lead 3-1 in the first-round, best-of-seven matchup. They get Game 5 at home on Monday night.

“When you get those leads, sometimes you sit back. I think we did a good job of just pushing forward,” Stone said.

Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal challenged and erased by a replay review for the second straight game for the Wild, whose other stars continued to be stymied by Fleury and his defensemen. Their shutout streak reached 111:30, since Eriksson Ek scored in the first period of Game 3.

“To come in here and sweep was a real testament to our group,” coach Pete DeBoer said.

Kirill Kaprizov had only two shots on goal, giving him eight in four games. Kevin Fiala, who has no points in the series, smashed his stick in frustration on the crossbar at a stoppage in play right after a couple of denials by Fleury in the third period.

“We have to let this go, and I’m confident that we are going to score, including myself,” Fiala said. “I still feel like I’m going to get it done. I had great chances today again.”

Since the last time they advanced in 2015, the Wild are 2-10 in the playoffs at Xcel Energy Center. The Golden Knights hadn’t won here in regulation in their four-year history until Game 3.

“You’re always frustrated when a goalie is playing like that and playing on his head,” Wild right wing Marcus Foligno said. “You really can’t do much but keep shooting.”

Tavares has concussion, knee injury; likely to miss series

(AP) — Toronto captain John Tavares will probably miss the rest of the first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens after sustaining a concussion and a knee injury during Game 1.

The center’s availability for the rest of the postseason is uncertain, if the Maple Leafs advance.

General manager Kyle Dubas said there is no structural damage to the head, neck and spine after Tavares took an accidental knee to the face from Canadiens forward Corey Perry.

Speaking by conference call before Game 2 on Saturday night, Dubas indicated the knee issue is expected to keep Tavares out of the lineup at least two weeks. The best-of-7 series would end May 31 if it went the distance.

“The head injury and concussion, I think it’s very difficult to place a timeline on when someone’s going to return,” Dubas said. “We handle those in a very conservative nature, and handle them very sensitively.”

Tavares was checked to the ice in the first period of Thursday’s 2-1 loss by Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot. He fell into the path of an onrushing Perry, who was unable to avoid contact. Tavares lay motionless before trying to get up as trainers and doctors from both teams provided attention inside an empty, eerily quiet Scotiabank Arena.

Tavares was removed from the ice by stretcher and taken to St. Michael’s Hospital. He received a CT scan and MRI and was discharged Friday.

Tavares, who signed a seven-year, $77 million contract in free agency in 2018, was Toronto’s third-leading scorer during the NHL’s pandemic-shortened season. The former New York Islander had 19 goals and 31 assists in playing all 56 games.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Robertson’s 1st homer in 2 years leads Brewers over Reds 4-3

CINCINNATI (AP) Daniel Robertson hit his first home run in more than two years, a tiebreaking, seventh-inning drive in his second game back from a concussion, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday.

Robertson was hurt when hit by a pitch from the Chicago Cubs’ Jason Ada on April 25 and returned Friday, when he entered as a seventh-inning defensive replacement and grounded out.

He came into Saturday’s game in the sixth inning as part of a double switch, led off the seventh and homered on a first-pitch slider from Heath Hembree (0-1), driving the ball just over the leap of center fielder Scott Heineman. It was the 17th home run for Robertson but first since April 28, 2019, for Tampa Bay off Boston’s Chris Sale.

“It’s been a while,” Robertson said. “To be able to do something to help the team win felt good. He hung a slider and I put a good swing on it.”

Robertson, batting just .103 before the homer, got his first RBI since Sept. 8, 2019.

Brent Suter (3-2) won after allowing Tyler Stephenson’s sixth-inning RBI single that tied the score 3-3.

Devin Williams struck out the side in the eighth and Josh Hader struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances, giving Milwaukee a split of the first two games of the three-game series.

Cincinnati’s Sonny Gray remained winless in seven starts. He allowed three runs, five hits and a season-high four walks in six innings with eight strikeouts.

“It was just average,” Gray said. “There were too many walks.”

A day after homering three times, Jesse Winker hit his 12th of the season for the Reds off Brett Anderson.

“He’s tough,” Anderson said.. “That pitch 2-0 was where I wanted to throw it, but he beat me to the spot.”

Heineman, acquired from Texas during the offseason, made his first start for the Reds and hit his first home run for Cincinnati, when he led off the third against Anderson.

Anderson gave up two runs and four hits in five innings.

Mikolas hurt in return, Molina homers, Cards top Cubs 2-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Four pitchers combined for five innings of scoreless, two-hit relief after Miles Mikolas appeared to injury his forearm in his delayed season debut, and Yadier Molina hit a tiebreaking home run that lifted the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Saturday night.

Molina broke a 1-1 tie when led off the seventh inning with his seventh home run this season, connecting on a slider with an 0-2 count from Adbert Alzolay (2-4).

“I mean, we were pounding him with fastballs in the beginning,” Alzolay said about Molina. “I was feeling good about my slider but I left the pitch right over the middle. He got a good swing and he hit a homer.”

As Molina was stepping into the batter’s box, the videoboard showed a marriage proposal. Molina paused before hitting and flashed a big smile at the moment the young couple kissed.

“That was awesome, big time,” Molina said. “Most of the time I don’t look at it, but this time I did and I was hoping she’d say yes. I was happy for them. That moment for them was unbelievable for them and I wish them the best for the wedding.”

Mikolas, a 32-year-old right-hander who won 18 games in 2018, was activated Saturday for his first major league start since the 2019 NL Championship Series. He missed last season after flexor tendon surgery, then hurt his pitching shoulder in his first bullpen session of 2021.

Manager Mike Shildt was Mikola was undergoing an MRI after the game.

‘”‘I have nothing substantial other than it’s in his forearm,” Shildt said. “We’re clearly hoping for the best and a positive return. I appreciate him being honest about how he felt.”

Mikolas allowed three hits in four innings, struck out three and walked one, falling behind in the first after he bounced a breaking ball off Joc Pederson’s back foot with his second pitch. Willson Contreras hit a one-out single and Javier Baez had a two-out RBI single.

Mikolas was warming up to start the fifth, pitching to backup catcher Andrew Knizner while Molina was putting on his catcher’s gear after making the last out of the fourth, when the pitcher grabbed his right elbow then looked toward the Cardinals dugout. An athletic trainer, pitching coach Mike Maddux and then Shildt came out.

Mikolas, who had thrown 59 pitches, left with what the team called right forearm tightness.

Hernandez’s homer in 10th gives Indians 5-3 win over Twins

CLEVELAND (AP) Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning off Alex Colome, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday that dropped the Twins to 0-8 in extra-inning games this season.

Hernandez’s first career game-ending home run led off the 10th and sliced over the right-field wall to score Austin Hedges, who started at second base under pandemic rules.

“I wanted to be aggressive, but I told myself to remain calm because this was the most important at-bat of the day,” Hernandez said. “There is a shared mindset we have to win as many games as possible and the passion to play the best baseball we can.”

Colome (2-4) also gave up Jordan Luplow’s leadoff homer in the 10th inning of a 5-3 loss at Cleveland on April 26, prompting his removal as Minnesota’s closer.

James Karinchak (2-0) got four outs, finishing a 4 2/3 inning hitless, scoreless performance by the Indians bullpen behind AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber.

Bieber allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six, ending his 23-game streak of at least seven strikeouts, the second-longest stretch behind the 34 by Arizona’s Randy Johnson in 1999-2000.

“We know what it’s like when Bieber is dialed in, and we went out there and got him and had a good chance to win,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “We just couldn’t come up with a big hit later in the game.”

Minnesota, which trailed 3-0 after two innings, tied the score in the sixth on rookie Alex Kirilloff’s RBI single that chased Bieber. Nick Sandlin loaded the bases with two outs, then fell behind Andrelton Simmons 3-0 in the count before striking him out.

Kirilloff has hits in nine straight games and 14 RBIs in his first 14 games in the majors.

Franmil Reyes hit a two-run homer in the first for the Indians, but left in the sixth after straining a left abdominal muscle while fouling off a pitch. Reyes will undergo an MRI on Sunday morning.

Reyes’ 11th home run of the season came off Kenta Maeda, who allowed three runs and three hits in five innings while striking out six. Baldelli planned on sending Maeda out for the sixth before being told he had a strained groin.

“As my pitch count went up, my groin got a little tighter,” Maeda said.

Benintendi 3 RBIs, KC holds on, ends Tigers’ win streak at 4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs, Josh Staumount escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat Detroit 7-5 Saturday, stopping the Tigers’ four-game winning streak.

The Tigers trailed 7-3 going into the ninth before Robbie Grossman hit a two-run homer.

Detroit then loaded the bases with one out. Staumont struck out Jonathan Schoop and Willi Castro to end it, finishing with a 100 mph fastball.

“We had our opportunities,” Detroit manager A.J. Hinch said. “We had plenty of traffic on our own side to create a few more runs, but unfortunately, we didn’t.”

The Tigers went 3 for 15 with runners in scoring position. Scott Barlow struck out Miguel Cabrera with the bases loaded to end the seventh with Detroit down 6-3.

“I liked having Scott out there in that point,” Kansas City manager Mike Matheny said. “We’ve seen them come through before. We wanted to move on from last night and Scott made some big pitches.”

Cabrera punished the Royals with a grand slam in the opening game of the series.

Benintendi gave the Royals an early lead with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the first and made it 5-3 with an RBI single in the fifth.

“I’m pretty set in my approach,” Benintendi said. “I’m just taking what they give me and not trying to do too much.”

Brady Singer (2-3) gave up three runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out six.

“That was a battle for Brady,” Matheny said. “It was very impressive to see a young pitcher not have his command, but next thing you know he was finding ways to get outs.”

Cole give Yanks best starters’ stretch since 1932, 7-0 win

NEW YORK (AP) Gerrit Cole shook off rare control problems to pitch four-hit ball over seven innings and give the Yankees their most dominant stretch of starting pitching in 89 years, leading New York over the Chicago White Sox 7-0 Saturday for a five-game winning streak.

Cole (6-2) allowed four singles, struck out seven and walked as many as three for the first time since Aug. 31. Rebounding from his worst outing this season, he lowered his ERA to 1.81 and ended the day with a 100.8 mph fastball that Andrew Vaughn took for a called third strike, Cole’s fastest pitch this season and the fourth-fastest of his big league career.

Cole extended the scoreless streak by Yankees starters to 30 innings.

“They’ve been terrific,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Obviously, this run, they’re on right now is really impressive.”

Following Corey Kluber’s no-hitter at Texas and outings by Domingo German’s against the Rangers and Jordan Montgomery in Friday night’s series opener, Cole gave the Yankees four straight starts of seven shutout innings for the first time since May 11-16, 1932 (Johnny Allen vs. the St. Louis Browns, George Pipgras and Red Ruffing vs. Chicago and Lefty Gomez vs. Cleveland).

“It’s a lot of fun to play behind guys when they’re throwing the ball they way they have in the last few days,” New York center fielder Brett Gardner said.

Cole’s lack of control was unusual. He walked five in 57 2/3 innings coming in and had a record streak of 61 strikeouts between walks. Cole issued three walks for the second time since signing a $324 million, nine-year contract before the 2020 season.

“I think maybe a couple of calls that he didn’t get up in the strike zone,” Boone said. “But I think he made adjustments, coupled with, in that first inning or two, he was finding his delivery and finding his timing and everything, but he really settled in and made some I thought some subtle adjustments throughout that outing.”

Cole has 92 strikeouts, the most by for the Yankees through 10 starts.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

EARLHAM BASEBALL GAME 1: Earlham Baseball advances to HCAC championship with win over Bluffton

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SCORES: Earlham 6, Bluffton 4

LOCATION: Lexington, Kentucky – Kentucky Proud Park

RECORDS: Earlham 25-19 / Bluffton 20-24

LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Earlham College Baseball earned its way into the 2021 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament championship with a 6-4 win over Bluffton University, Saturday afternoon at Kentucky Proud Park.

Bluffton plated a single run in the second on Brandon Wilson’s base hit through the left side, and the Beavers added another run in the fifth when Jake Baumgartner’s single into right-center scored Jacob Latkofsky.

Each team manufactured a run in the sixth inning, and the Beavers held a 3-1 lead over the Quakers after six complete.

Earlham finally got the better of Bluffton in the seventh. Pinch hitter Jeordon Kuderer reached on a error at short and Dopp drew a walk. Austin Hatfield bunted both runners around, and back-to-back singles from Brian Pincura and Maxwell Fries plated both runners to tie the game at 3-3.

Earlham took the lead on Isaiah Shake’s double into the left field corner, allowing Brian Pincura and pinch runner James Grace to score to put the Quakers up 5-3.

Michael Medley’s grounder to short bounced under the bare hand of the Bluffton to put runners on first and second, but Bluffton reliever Spencer Garrison induced a pair of fly outs to get the Beavers out of the frame.

The Beavers got two runners aboard in the bottom of the seventh, but the Quakers survived the threat unscathed.

The Quakers tacked on an extra run in the eighth inning when Austin Hatfield reached on a single, and eventually scored on a delayed steal play to put Earlham up 6-3. Bluffton got the run back in the eighth when Latkofsky singled home Garrett O’Reilly.

Reliever Jacob Renner got the win for the Quakers after coming on in the sixth for starter Domanick Michael. Chance Strickley closed out the eighth and pitched the ninth to earn his third save of the season.

Dopp finished the day 3-for-3 at the plate with one run, while Pincura went 2-for-4. Shake was 1-for-5 with two runs batted in for the Quakers.

GAME 2: Baseball’s HCAC Tourney run ends with loss to Transylvania

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SCORES: Transylvania 11, Earlham 2

LOCATION: Lexington, Kentucky – Kentucky Proud Park

RECORDS: Earlham 25-20 / Transylvania 31-10

LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Earlham College Baseball’s marvelous run in the 2021 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament fell just shy of its goal in an 11-2 championship game loss to Transylvania University, Saturday afternoon at Kentucky Proud Park.

The Quakers finished their 2021 campaign as the HCAC Tournament Runners-Up with a 25-20 record.

Junior Joey Gerbus and senior Marc Gendreau were Earlham’s two representatives to the 2021 HCAC All-Tournament Team.

Danny Dopp got Earlham on the scoreboard in the first inning with a solo home run to left field. Transylvania answered in the home half of the frame when Trent Youngblood reached on a single up the middle and scored on Hudson Chastain’s double down the left field line.

Transy took the lead in the bottom of the third with two runs. Riley Willbur singled home Wade Lopiccolo to put the Pioneers up 2-1, and Michael Blair’s fly ball to center field allowed Hudson Chastain to cross for a 3-1 Transy lead. A fielder’s choice grounder and a double down the third base line allowed two more Pioneer runs to score, and Transy had a 5-1 lead after three innings.

The Pioneers added four more runs in the top of the fifth on five hits, including a two-run single into right-center by Youngblood, to extend their lead to 9-1.

The Quakers pushed a second run across in the top of the sixth. Isaiah Shake reached on fly ball to left field that tipped off the end of the outfielder’s glove, and scored later in the frame on Marc Gendreau’s single through the right side. Transy answered in kind in the bottom half of the inning when Chastain pushed Youngblood across with an infield base hit, and the Pioneers were up 10-2 after six innings.

Transylvania closed out the scoring in the seventh on Matt Broadwater’s sacrifice fly to right-center, allowing Henry Molloy to cross to put the Pioneers up 11-2.

Earlham starter Aidan Talarek was charged with the loss after going two-and-a-third innings on the mound.

Brian Pincura led the Quakers with a 3-for-5 effort at the plate, while five other players recorded one hit each.

Earlham Baseball’s 2021 post-season run marks the Quakers’ third appearance in the HCAC Championship game over the last six seasons. Earlham previous played in the 2016 and 2017 tournament title games, winning the conference crown in 2017.

INDIANA BASEBALL: Indiana Drops 3-1 Game to Nebraska

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana University baseball team dropped a 3-1 game to Nebraska on Saturday at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Ind.

With the loss, the Hoosiers fall to 24-15 on the season overall and in Big Ten conference play. The Cornhuskers improve to 28-11 on the year and in league action.

KEY MOMENTS

• RHP McCade Brown (5-3) took the hard-luck loss, allowing just two runs in five innings of work. The righty struck out eight and allowed five hits.

• Out of the bullpen, RHP John Modugno pitched a scoreless seventh inning, striking out a pair.

• RHP Connor Manous had his best outing of the season, pitching two scoreless innings of relief, allowing no hits with four strikeouts.

• Offensively, the Hoosiers were led by OF Grant Richardson, who went 2-for-4 with a home run and a run scored.

• INF James Espalin also had a hit for the Hoosiers.

NOTABLES

• INF Paul Toetz saw his reached-base streak snapped at 21 games.

UP NEXT

• The Indiana Hoosiers will face the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, May 23 at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Ind. The game is scheduled for a 5:00 p.m. ET first pitch and will be televised nationally on BTN.

ND BASEBALL: No. 3 Irish Sweep Hokies with 7-1 Win

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BLACKSBURG — The third-ranked Notre Dame baseball team finished off the regular season on a high note with a 7-1 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon at Atlantic Union Bank Park. With the win, the Irish (29-10, 25-10 ACC) swept the series from Virginia Tech (27-23, 16-20 ACC) for their third ACC sweep of the season. They finish the regular season with an ACC-best 25-10 conference record.

As they did all series long, the Irish pitching staff was dominant on the mound in the series finale. The trio of Joe Sheridan, Alex Rao and Will Mercer combined to allow just one run on the afternoon. Sheridan went the first four innings followed by two innings from Rao and the final three from Mercer. Rao picked up his second win of the season and Mercer earned his second save.

At the plate, two three-run innings propelled the Irish to the win. Trailing 1-0 in the fifth, the Irish scored two on an RBI double from Spencer Myers and an RBI single from Niko Kavadas. In the ninth, David LaManna hit a solo home run and Kavadas hit a two-run blast to put the game out of reach.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Hokies jumped out to the lead in the bottom of the third. Tanner Thomas led the inning off with a single and later scored on a ground out by TJ Rumfield. After the first three innings, Virginia Tech led 1-0.

The Hokie lead lasted until the fifth inning when the Irish bats got going at the plate. Two infield singles and a throwing error got two runners in scoring position with two outs for Myers. He hit a double to left to score Jared Miller and Zack Prajzner to put the Irish up 2-1. With the hit, Myers extended his hitting streak to 15 games. Later in the inning, Kavadas singled to center on the 10th pitch of the at-bat to score Myers.

The bats kept it going in the sixth inning, stringing together a number of hits with two outs. Back to back two out singles put runners on the corners for LaManna. He took a pitch the other way for a single to right field to score Brooks Coetzee and extend the Irish lead to 4-1.

The Irish added a couple insurance runs in the ninth via the long ball to break the game open. LaManna led the inning off with a solo home run to left for his second home run of the year. Later in the inning, Kavadas crushed a two run home run to center to increase the lead to 7-1. It was Kavadas’ 16th home run of the season, the most by an Irish player in a season since 1999.

UP NEXT

The Irish are heading south for the 2021 ACC Baseball Championship at Truist Park in Charlotte. The Irish are the No. 1 overall seed heading into the tournament and pool play will be held starting Tuesday, May 25 until Friday, May 28. The full field and schedule for pool play will be announced Sunday afternoon.

BUTLER BASEBALL: Butler Baseball Ends 2021 Season with 11-3 Win over Georgetown

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Butler baseball team ended the 2021 season on a high note by recording an 11-3 victory against Georgetown. The final three innings would tell the story as BU broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning. Three runs in the eighth followed by four more in the ninth would secure the team’s 14th win.

Butler got on the scoreboard first with three runs in the fifth inning. Jacob Margroff and Duncan Hewitt each had RBI’s to give BU the lead. Margroff doubled to right while Hewitt drew a bases loaded walk.

Georgetown pulled even in the sixth with three runs of their own. That stretch of the game was highlighted by a double down the right field line by Rosen.

Hewitt scored Dan Harwood in the seventh with a double to center. The 4-3 lead grew to 7-3 in the eighth. Brody McGrath scored the first run of that inning and Harwood would then homer to left center moving the scoreboard to 7-3.

Butler kept their foot on the gas in the ninth to score four more runs. Jonah Wichman highlighted the final inning with a two-RBI single.

Harwood, Hewitt and WIchman all had multiple RBI’s to lead the BU offense. Defensively, John MacCauley would lead the charge. He threw the first five innings and struck out three. The win went to Ryan Schmit (1-0) who threw the sixth. Grant Hurn, Joe Graziano, Jon Vore and Jack Pilcher also touched the rubber for BU.

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL: Sycamores Overcome Eight-Run Deficit to Claim No. 2 Seed in MVC Championship

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball battled adversity in the series finale with Evansville Saturday afternoon at Braun Stadium. The Sycamores rallied back from an eight-run deficit to win 13-10 and secure the No. 2 seed at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament.

Max Wright was dominant at the plate, finishing 3-for-5 with three runs scored, six RBIs to go along with a walk. The senior hit two home runs in the game to help the Sycamores (27-17, 14-10 MVC) earn the series split with the Aces. Jordan Schaffer finished 3-for-6 at the plate with two runs scored while Miguel Rivera and Josue Urdaneta tallied two hits each.

Tyler Grauer (3-2) saved his best relief appearance of the season for last as the left-hander pitched 4.1 innings and allowed just two base hits while striking out three Purple Aces. At one point, Grauer retired 10-straight batters as he claimed his third win of the season.

Evansville (28-26, 11-16 MVC) wasted no time to jump out ahead, scoring four runs on two hits and a pair of Indiana State fielding errors in the first inning. The first run of the game came home when Brian Fuentes looked to initiate a double play on a ground ball to first, but the ball sailed into left. UE’s Tanner Craig drove in two more with a chopper over third base. A low throw on the tail end of what could have been an inning-ending double play allowed the fourth run to cross.

The Aces doubled their lead in the second after sending nine batters to the plate and scoring four more runs to extend their lead to 8-0.

The Sycamores got the offense rolling in the third inning, sending 10 batters to the plate, recording six hits and scoring five runs to cut into the Aces lead. The bottom of the order each reached on base hits as nine-hole hitter Sean Ross doubled in the first two runs of the day for the Sycamores.

Schaffer singled to put runners at the corners to bring Wright to the plate. The senior delivered his 13th home run of the season with the three-run shot to pull ISU within three runs.

ISU carried over the momentum from the third to the fourth as the team knocked in three more runs on five hits. With two outs on the board, ISU began its rally by picking up a single from Schaffer and a walk from Ellison Hanna II. The Sycamores then went on to pick up back-to-back-to-back RBI singles from Wright, Rivera and Evansville native Aaron Beck to tie the game.

UE answered in the fifth with two runs to regain the lead. Ben Komonosky singled in Danny Borgstrom who led off the inning with a single. ISU went to the bullpen for Tyler Grauer who induced a double play before allowing a runner to come home from third on a wild pitch before a groundout ended the inning.

Hanna II led off the sixth with a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch and then to third on a balk. Wright then sent his second home run of the day over the wall in right field to tie the game at 10 — the fifth and sixth RBIs of the game for the Toronto native.

Indiana State took its first lead of the day in the eighth inning. With the bases loaded, Dominic Cusumano drew a walk from Evansville closer Jakob Meyer to bring home the go-ahead run. Rivera scored an insurance run for the Sycamores as he scampered home on a pitch in the turf that went to the backstop.

Rivera drew a bases loaded walk in the top of the ninth to give the Sycamores a three-run cushion before Connor Fenlong entered with a runner on in the bottom half to secure his sixth save of the season. 

Overall, ISU earned 11 free bases after drawing nine walks and being hit-by-pitch two times. The Sycamores continued to struggle with runners on, stranding 10 runners compared to three for the Aces.

Javin Drake went just 1.1 innings for the Sycamores, allowing five earned runs in the start and Matt Jachec tossed 2.2 innings of relief before Grauer entered.

UE starting pitcher Caleb Reinhardt allowed five earned runs over 2.2 innings. Shane Harris allowed three more runs before the Aces rotated arms for the remainder of the game — using eight hurlers in total, including a position player.

Eric Roberts (0-2) took the loss for the Aces after allowing the go-ahead run in the eighth.

Three UE hitters had two base hits led by Tanner Craig who was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a pair of RBIs.

UP NEXT

The Sycamores will travel to Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. for the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament hosted by Southern Illinois University. Indiana State will play Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. ET. All games during the tournament will air on ESPN+.

VALPO BASEBALL: Baseball Closes Out Regular Season

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The Valparaiso University baseball team battled to another one-run game against Missouri State on Saturday at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo., but for the third time in the series the Bears prevailed in a game dictated by a single tally, this time 2-1. Valpo starter Trent Turzenski (Burlington, Wis. / Burlington) twirled a gem, but was the tough-luck losing pitcher. The Brown & Gold will get another crack at the Bears as the two teams will face off in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Carbondale.

How It Happened

After he did not allow a hit over the first two innings, Turzenski permitted a fluke run in the bottom of the third. Both hits in the inning came on slow rollers on the infield sandwiched around a stolen base and wild pitch.

Valpo got even in the fifth frame as Alex Thurston (Fowler, Ind. / Benton Central) laid down a squeeze bunt that plated the tying run.

Despite the small blemish in the third, Turzenski kept rolling, putting up zero after zero. In the seventh inning, Thurston provided a dandy of a play deep in the hole at short to retire the side, helping Turzenski flip another 1-2-3 frame.

The score stayed 1-1 until the bottom of the eighth, when Turzenski allowed a two-out single to left that put the Bears up 2-1.

That stood as the final score.

Inside the Game

Turzenski took a tough-luck defeat despite an eight-inning complete game in which he allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six. Although his effort did not lead to a win, it was significant in preserving the Valpo bullpen for the start of the conference tournament on Tuesday.

Three of the four games in the series were decided by one run. Valpo has played 14 one-run games this year and gone 6-8 in those contests.

Parker Johnson (Golden Valley, Minn. / Hopkins) and Thurston accounted for the two Valpo hits.

Despite a tough series in Springfield that featured a trio of losses decided by the slimmest of margins, Valpo finished with its highest conference winning percentage since joining The Valley, representing a step forward for a young team.

Up Next

Valpo (14-33, 9-19) will face off yet again with Missouri State (21-22, 11-13) in the first round of the MVC Tournament on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill. The winner of that single-elimination game will advance to the double-elimination portion of the tournament, which begins on Wednesday. If Valpo prevails in the opening round, it would take on top-seeded DBU on Wednesday at 10 a.m. All MVC Tournament games will air on ESPN+ with links to live coverage available on ValpoAthletics.com.

MIAMI BASEBALL: Offense Lifts Baseball to Doubleheader Sweep over Zips

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OXFORD, Ohio — Behind a solid offensive effort and a pair of good starts by Sam Bachman and Jonathan Brand, the Miami University baseball team (24-26; 17-17 Mid-American Conference) took both games of a Saturday doubleheader against the Akron Zips (14-35; 8-31 MAC) at home. The RedHawks took a first-inning lead in both games and never relinquished it to secure the doubleheader sweep.

In game one, the RedHawks won behind another dominant start from Bachman on the mound, while a potent bat from Nate Stone helped bring Miami ahead, 6-2. In game two, strong offense in the early innings was the key, which included three runs from Mac Hippenhammer that lifted Miami to a 9-2 victory.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Game one:

Miami got the game off to a solid start in the first inning with Stone scoring off a home run to make it 1-0 early. Later in the third inning, Will Vogelgesang hit a triple over to right-center, allowing Brokemond and Nate Stolze to score a pair of runs in the RedHawks’ favor.

The third inning was a highlight of the opening game with Stone hitting a double to the left-center, scoring Vogelgesang, who was on third base after his triple. Cole Andrews finished the third for Miami with a sacrifice fly to the center, scoring Stone.

Dalton Back drove in JJ Woolwine in the sixth inning, extending the Miami lead to 6-0. The Zips scored two in the seventh, but the Red and White held on to the lead to secure their first victory of the day.

Game two:

Just like game one, the RedHawks were rolling early. Jacob Hensor reached first on a fielder’s choice, allowing Vogelgesang to advance to second and scoring Brokemond. With Hensor on second, Cole Andrews singled to left field, and Hensor reached home plate to give Miami an early 2-0 lead.

Brokemond singled to center field to kick off the second inning, scoring Billy Kopicki. After advancing to second on Brokemond’s play, Mac Hippenhammer scored following Stone’s sacrifice fly, increasing the Miami advantage to four.

Hippenhammer continued to shine in the fourth, scoring Miami’s first run in the fourth after Vogelgesang’s sacrifice bunt. Brokemond scored shortly after, following Hensor’s sacrifice bunt.

The RedHawks weren’t done in the sixth. Stone drove in Hippenhammer with an RBI single. Brian Zapp later came into pinch-run for Vogelgesang and scored after sacrifice fly by Hensor. Stone ended the inning with another run for Miami. The RedHawks held the Zips scoreless in the top of the seventh, ending the game with a 9-2 win.

MIAMI GAME NOTES:

Stone had a stellar game one, going 2-for-3 at the plate, with two hits, including a home run, and a pair of RBI. His home run in the first inning was his team-leading sixth of the season. Vogelgesang also had a pair of RBI in the first game along with hitting 1-for-2 in the opener.

Hippenhammer scored three runs in game two and went 2-for-2 at the plate. Brokemond was the other RedHawk with multiple runs in game two, scoring twice, while going 3-for-4.

Bachman got the win in game one, pitching five innings with nine strikeouts. Brand got the nod in game two, earning the victory after pitching four innings and striking out two Akron batters.

WHAT’S NEXT:

The RedHawks will square off with the Zips in a single game Sunday, May 23. The first pitch for the final home game of the season is scheduled for 1 p.m. at McKie Field.

DAYTON BASEBALL: Baseball Completes Sweep Of George Washington On Senior Day

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DAYTON – The University of Dayton baseball team completed a four-game sweep of George Washington on Saturday afternoon, with a 14-9 victory at Woerner Field.

The team celebrated Senior Day before the game, honoring the 16 seniors on the roster prior to the first pitch.

The Flyers complete the regular season with a 12-4 conference record and now sit at 22-25 overall heading to the Atlantic 10 Championship next weekend.

The Flyers hit four home runs on the afternoon, including two by graduate student Alex Brickman on the way to the team’s eleventh-consecutive conference win. Brickman finished the day 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Senior Riley Tirotta also homered in a four-RBI day at the plate. The senior now has 14 home runs on the season, the fifth most in a season in program history. Junior Marcos Pujols hit his third home run of the series as well and drove in four RBIs. In four games against the Colonials, Pujols went 10-for-14 with three home runs and nine RBIs.

The four big flies put Dayton at 65 this season, the third most by a team in program history. In 1993, Dayton hit 71 home runs and the program record is 77, which was accomplished in 2009. Senior Mariano Ricciardi also extended his on-base streak to 33 consecutive games, going 3-for-4 on the afternoon.

The team is also up to 407 strikeouts on the mound, which is also third by a team in program history. The 2011 team had 429 strikeouts and the program record is 491 set by the team in 2019.

ON THE MOUND

Freshman Parker Bard started the game and earned his third win of the season, going five innings and allowing just three earned runs while picking up three strikeouts on the contest. He was relieved by graduate student Tyler Jones. Jones made his 82nd career appearance, which moves him into second place all-time, passing Brian Heitkamp and now trailing just Burny Mitchem, who had 88 from 2008-2012.

Jones would go two innings, allowing no earned runs and just one hit while picking up a strikeout. Senior Cole Pletka came in to start the eighth inning, pitching two-thirds of an inning and striking out two while allowing two runs. Freshman Ben Petschke finished the game on the mound, striking out three over the next 1.1 innings without allowing a hit.

SCORING PLAYS

Top 1: (3-0 Colonials)

George Washington got on the board, with a leadoff walk followed by a sacrifice bunt, moving the runner to second. Two batters later a single to left field brought home the first run of the game. Another walk followed by a double brought two more runs home making it 3-0 George Washington.

Bottom 1: (3-1 Colonials)

Ricciardi wasted no time extending his on-base streak to 33 with a leadoff single. A walk by junior Benjamin Blackwell put two on and Pujols loaded the bases with a single to right field. Tirotta would cut the lead to two with an RBI groundout to second base.

Bottom 2: (7-3 Flyers)

Graduate student Eddie Pursinger led off the inning with a walk. Freshman Chase Melnick would reach on an infield single and both would move up a base with a sacrifice bunt from senior Michael Cleary. Ricciardi would walk to load the bases and Blackwell brought the second run of the game home with a hit by pitch. Pujols hit a no-doubt grand slam out to right field to clear the bases and give Dayton a 6-3 lead. Tirotta would follow that with a double down the left field line and a single by Cabrera would plate the sixth run of the inning, giving the Flyers a four-run lead.

Top 4: (7-4 Flyers)

A one-out double to right center was followed two batters later by an error by Tirotta on a throw to first base, allowing the run to score and cutting the lead to three.

Bottom 4: (8-4 Flyers)

Pujols and Tirotta led off the inning with back-to-back singles and Cabrera walked to load the bases. Another walk by Pursinger brought home the eighth run of the game, pushing the lead back to four runs.

Bottom 5: (13-4 Flyers)

Ricciardi hit a one-out infield single and Blackwell followed that with a single of his own. Tirotta brought all three runs home to score with his 14th home run of the season to left center field making it 11-4. Cabrera walked and Brickman hit the team’s third home run of the game to right field to make it a nine-run game.

Top 7: (13-7 Flyers)

George Washington led off the inning with a double. After a fielding error by Blackwell scored one run another error on Jones brought the second run of the inning home and moved another runner to second. Back-to-back groundouts moved the runner to third and then in to score cutting Dayton’s lead to six.

Bottom 7: (14-7 Flyers)

Brickman’s second home run of the afternoon and third in his last two games put the final run on the board for the Flyers.

Top 8: (14-9 Flyers)

A one-out walk followed by a two-run home run gave the game its final score of 14-9, as Petschke did not allow any more runs to score in the contest.

UP NEXT:

The Flyers will head to Richmond, Va. for the 2021 Atlantic 10 Championship, which starts next Thursday, May 27 and extends to Saturday, May 29. All games will be broadcast and can be watched with a subscription to ESPN+.

OHIO STATE BASEBALL: BUCKEYES DROP TOUGH WEEKEND OPENER TO NEBRASKA 11-9

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – It was a tough end to the game for Ohio State as Nebraska scored four times in the top of the ninth to come back and steal an 11-9 victory Saturday afternoon at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Ind.

The Buckeyes (19-17) led 9-2 after six innings but the league-leading Huskers scored five times in the top of the 7th and the stole the game with four in the ninth.

Zach Dezenzo and Marcus Ernst each had three hits in the game while starter Seth Lonsway turned in another quality start, going six innings and allowed just two runs, one earned, on two hits with nine punchouts.

Dezenzo was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk while Ernst collected three hits in five trips. Kade Kern had a double, an RBI and a run scored and Conner Pohl clubbed his team-leading 12th home run of the season.

The Buckeyes jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Pohl’s homer to right in the first. After Nebraska got single tallies in the third and fifth, Ohio State scored seven times over the fifth and sixth innings to take what seemed to be a commanding 9-2 lead. Dezenzo had an RBI single in the fifth while both Todys and Kern added sac flies.

Nebraska got to the Buckeye bullpen in the seventh, scoring five times on three hits to knife into the lead. Jack Neely escaped a bases loaded, one-out jam in the top of the eighth, allowing the Buckeyes to take a 9-7 lead into the ninth. With one out, Nebraska’s Griffin Everitt tied the game with a two-run home run and then the Huskers tacked on two more to steal the game’s momentum.

Ohio State will play a pair of games on Sunday afternoon. The first will start at 1 p.m. against Nebraska and the second will be at approximately 5 p.m. against host Indiana. Both games will be on BTN.

XAVIER BASEBALL: BIG EAST Tournament Bracket Announced

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NEW YORK – Following the conclusion of the regular season on Saturday, the BIG EAST Conference announced the bracket for the BIG EAST Baseball Championship Presented by JEEP, held at Prasco Park in Mason, Ohio from May 27-30.

Xavier earned the No. 4 seed with a .577 winning percentage in conference games and will open up play against regular season champions UConn. The Huskies finished at 13-4 in BIG EAST play in their first season after returning to the conference. The Musketeers finished the regular season at 25-24 overall and 15-11 in BIG EAST play.

Xavier and UConn will play at 6:30 PM ET on Thursday, May 27, following the game between No. 2 seed Creighton and No. 3 seed Seton Hall, which is set to begin at 2:30 PM.

The opening rounds of the tournament will be live streamed on the BIG EAST Digital Network Presented by SoFi. The Championship series will be broadcast on FS2.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

INDIANAPOLIS SOFTBALL: Softball Caps Season in Midwest Region Final

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ALLENDALE, Mich. – The No. 7 UIndy softball team (46-8) had its postseason run come to an end Saturday at the 2021 NCAA DII Midwest Regional. In a matchup of the top two teams in the region all season long, the Greyhounds defeated 13th-ranked Grand Valley State, 4-3, to open the day and force a deciding second game, but the Lakers ultimately powered their way past the Hounds, 5-0, and into the DII World Series.

INS & OUTS

With their backs against the wall and no guarantee of a second game, the Hounds shock off an early Grand Valley run in game one with a four-spot in the bottom of the second inning. All four runs scored with two outs, with Sydnie Foster (walk) and Emily O’Connor (single) notching RBIs.

Senior pitcher and longtime ace Hallie Waters (21-3) kept the Lakers at arm’s length from that point. She later gave up a two-run homer in the sixth but put up zeros when it counted on the way to her second career NCAA Tournament win.

After a 45-minute break in between games, both coaches gave the ball back to their respective game-one starter. But this time it was GVSU’s No. 1, Hannah Beatus, who would prevail. After giving up her first runs of the week earlier in the day, the all-region performer crafted a shutout in the winner-take-all contest.

Offensively, it was a two-out, three-run homer from GLIAC Player of the Year Nikoma Holman in the third inning proved the biggest blow of the game. The bases were clear with two outs but the Lakers managed back-to-back singles before Holman cleaned things up.

Waters took the loss in game two, finishing her final season with a record of 21-4. She pitched a total of 9 2/3 innings on the day before freshman Kenzee Smith tossed the final 3 1/3.

INSIDE THE BOX

– UIndy’s 46 wins this spring are good for the sixth-highest total in program history while its .852 winning percentage is good for third best.

– The Greyhounds’ senior class compiled a 148-50 (.747) record over the last four years. Despite the cancellation of the 2020 season, the group led the program to three NCAA appearance in their time on campus, as well as two GLVC regular season titles and the 2021 GLVC Tournament crown.

–  Saturday marked a rematch of the 2019 Super Regional. UIndy (13) and Grand Valley (10) own the two longest postseason-appearance streaks in the Midwest and have faced off in each of the last five NCAA Tournaments.

MIAMI SOFTBALL: Miami Ends NCAA Regional Stint with 7-1 Loss to Northwestern

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LEXINGTON, Ky.—Junior Allie Cummins belted a solo home run in the first inning and added a double in the fourth inning, but it was not enough as the Miami University softball team dropped a 7-1 decision to Northwestern University (30-16) on Saturday afternoon in its second game in the NCAA Tournament Lexington Regional.

The RedHawks finish the season with a 46-10 mark, setting Miami records for most wins and fewest losses in a season amidst a myriad of other program and Mid-American Conference single-season records.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Miami got on the board in the first inning with Cummins’ home run over the right field fence with two outs to give the RedHawks a 1-0 lead. The homer, Cummins’ 17th of the season, tied her for the RedHawks’ single-season record with teammate Karli Spaid.

The Wildcats scored three in the top of the second inning to push ahead, 3-1. Northwestern added to its lead with a four-run homer in the top of the fifth inning to take a 7-1 advantage.

Cummins was 2-for-3 on the day at the plate with a run and RBI. Freshman Karlee Juarez, junior Adriana Barlow and senior Lily Wilmot each recorded hits for Miami.

Senior Courtney Vierstra pitched 4.2 innings, picking up six strikeouts, while junior Brianna Pratt came in to throw 2.1 innings in relief and collect three strikeouts.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1890       The Giants and the Pittsburgh Alleghenys established a National League record when the teams combine to steal seventeen bases in a single game. New York will win the Polo Grounds contest, 17-10.

1901       Scoring nine runs in the bottom of the ninth at Cleveland’s League Park, the Blues, later known as the Indians, stun the Senators, 14-13. The incredible comeback, which consists of six singles, two doubles, a walk, a hit batsman, and a passed ball, comes after two outs.

1901       Clark Griffith, the White Sox’s pitcher-manager, working in relief for his club, decides to walk Philadelphia’s Napoleon Lajoie intentionally with the bases loaded. The strategy proves successful when he induces the next three batters to ground out to complete the 11-9 victory at Chicago’s South Side Park.

1910       In the top of the ninth inning in a game against Boston, Cincinnati’s outfielder Dode Paskert steals second base, third base, and home plate. The thievery proves to be the margin of victory when the Reds edge the Doves, 6-5.

1918       Provost Marshal Enoch Crowder issues a “work-or-fight” order, initially setting July 1st as the deadline for players to enter needed war workforce or face induction into military service. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, ignoring Woodrow Wilson’s letter stating that the President saw “no necessity” for curtailing play, allows the major leaguers to compete through Labor Day, with rosters staying intact for the shortened season and the World Series.

1924       Senator right-hander Walter Johnson strikes out 14, including six consecutive batters to tie an AL mark, en route to tossing a 4-0 one-hitter over Chicago. A fourth-inning single by Harry Hooper spoils the ‘Big Train’s’ bid for his second career no-hitter.

1935       In Cincinnati, rain postpones the first-ever scheduled major league night game, but the team will face the Phillies tomorrow night. The Reds will play eight evening contests this season, including one against every club in the National League.

1936       With the Reds trailing by three runs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning at Crosley Field, Sammy Byrd hits Cy Blanton’s pitch for a game-ending home run, giving Cincinnati an incredible come-from-behind 4-3 victory. The 29 year-old outfielder becomes the third major leaguer to hit a walk-off grand slam, which is a homer that comes in the home team’s final at-bat and erases a three-run deficit, resulting in a one-run victory.

1945       The Braves send pitcher Red Barrett along with $60,000 to the Cardinals for Mort Cooper, who had threatened to leave St. Louis over a salary dispute. After the early season swap, the newest Redbird goes 21-9 for his team while Boston’s newcomer, a twenty-game winner for the previous three seasons, posts a modest 7-4 record for the sixth-place club.

1948       Yankees’ slugger Joe DiMaggio hits three consecutive home runs, the first two off future Hall of Famer Bob Feller. The trio of round-trippers helps the Bronx Bombers defeat the Tribe, 6-5.

1954       The White Sox send infielder Grady Hatton, obtained from Cincinnati in April, along with $100,000 to the Red Sox in exchange for George Kell, the 1949 American League batting champion. Chicago acquires the 31 year-old six-time All-Star third baseman, who started the season with a .311 lifetime batting average, as a significant upgrade, both defensively and offensively, at the hot corner.

1962       Joe Pepitone homers twice to become the second player in Yankee history to hit two home runs in the same inning when the Bronx Bombers score nine times in the eighth inning of a 13-7 rout of Kansas City. In 1936 as a rookie, Joe DiMaggio became the first pinstriper to accomplish the feat.

1963       Mets’ first baseman Gil Hodges is immediately named as the Senators’ manager, replacing Mickey Vernon when the teams complete the deal that sends Waterbury (CT) native Jimmy Piersall to New York. The 33 year-old part-time outfielder, who will bat only .194 in 40 games for his new team, will be released in July after drawing the ire of manager Casey Stengel for running the bases backward to celebrate his 100th career home run.

1965       Mets’ outfielder Ron Swoboda takes his position wearing a batting helmet – on his foot. After kicking the protective headgear, which gets stuck on his spikes, manager Casey Stengel ordered the young player to go out to the field.

1965       In the first inning of a 5-2 loss to San Francisco, Jimmy Wynn is unable to catch Jim Ray Hart’s two-out routine fly ball when he loses the ball in the glare of diffused Texas sunlight streaming through plastic panes of the newly-opened Astrodome. The base-clearing inside-the-park three-run home run results in the painting of the ballpark’s ceiling the next day and will lead to Astroturf’s use next season because the grass will be unable to be grown due to the reduced amount of sunlight.

1970       After a 17-16, 15-inning loss, the Giants replace manager Clyde King with Charlie Fox, their Phoenix PCL affiliate skipper. San Francisco, with a 19-23 record at the time of the Goldsboro, NC native’s dismissal, recovers to go 14 games over .500, finishing third under their new field boss.

1980       In the early morning hours of the players’ planned walkout, the MLBPA and the owners reach a preliminary four-year agreement, allowing the matter of free agency to be reopened the following season. The unresolved issue over free-agent compensation will lead to a 50-day strike next year that results in the loss of 712 games.

1984       The Tigers win their 16th consecutive road game, defeating the Angels, 4-2. Detroit’s victory ties an American League record established by the Senators in 1912.

1991       In front of a sparse Olympic Stadium crowd of 8,833, Tommy Greene, making his 15th start as a major leaguer, no-hits the Expos, 2-0. The Phillies’ right-hander joined the rotation replacing Danny Cox, who had suffered a pulled groin in his last start.

1991       Kirby Puckett strokes five singles and a triple in the Twins’ 10-6 loss in 11 innings to Texas at the Metrodome. The game marks the second time the outfielder collects six hits in a game, making him the fourth post-1900 major leaguer, along with Doc Cramer, Jim Bottomley, and Jimmie Foxx, to have accomplished the feat twice during their career.

1991       With his fourth-inning swipe of second base at Shea Stadium, Andre Dawson becomes the third major leaguer to become a member of the 300/300 club, with his 300th stolen base. The 36 year-old Cubs outfielder, who has also hit 354 home runs, joins Bobby Bonds and Willie Mays in reaching the milestone.

1993       The Royals Hall of Fame inducts team owner Ewing Kauffman. The public appearance at the stadium will be the philanthropist’s last trip to the Kansas City ballpark, which will be renamed in his honor shortly before his death on the first day in August.

1998       Carl Pavano, making his major-league debut for the Expos, allows two runs, one earned, on three hits and strikes out six in the 3-2 win over the Phillies. Montreal acquired the Southington, Connecticut native in the Pedro Martinez trade with the Red Sox.

1998       David Wells extends his American League record consecutive outs streak to 38 when Boston leadoff hitter Darren Lewis grounds out to begin the contest. The Yankee southpaw, who authored a perfect game in his last outing, had also retired the final ten Kansas City batters he faced in the start before the ‘perfecto.’

1999       Brady Anderson gets hit twice by a pitch in the same inning to set an American League record. The Oriole leadoff man, the third major leaguer to accomplish the feat, scores each time when the Birds tally ten runs in the first inning, routing the Rangers at Camden Yards, 16-5.

2000       Mariners’ outfielder Rickey Henderson draws his 2,000th career walk, becoming only the third player in baseball history to reach the milestone. Hall of Famers Babe Ruth and Ted Williams are the only other major leaguers to have accomplished the feat.

2002       Shawn Green hits four home runs in one game to become the 14th player in major league history, the second this month, to accomplish the feat. The Dodger right fielder’s 6-for-6 performance in Milwaukee’s Miller Park, which also includes a single and double, breaks Joe Adcock’s 1954 mark for total bases by one, with a total of 19.

2002       The Dodgers set a franchise mark when the team hits eight homers in one contest, bashing the Brewers, 16-3. Shawn Green’s four round-trippers account for half of the record-breaking barrage, with Brian Jordan, Hiram Bocachica, Adrian Beltre, and Dave Hansen each contributing four-baggers in the Miller Park contest.

2004       Kaz Matsui, who surpasses Tommy Agee’s 1969 team record, sets a franchise mark with his fifth leadoff home run of the season, becoming the first Mets player to accomplish the feat in consecutive games. The 28 year-old Japanese shortstop is also the first big leaguer to have his first five career round-trippers be hit batting first in the first inning of a game.

2004       The River City Rascals, a member of the independent Frontier League, announce a ‘Sports Criminals Night,’ which will turn T.R. Hughes Ballpark into a giant cell block, with complete with a ‘dugout jail’ for fans during the June 2nd game against the Rockford Riverhawks. The team cancels the event, intended to humorously poke fun at the media’s coverage of athletes in trouble, after the community’s protests.

2008       Six weeks after his successful thyroid cancer surgery, Diamondback hurler Doug Davis allows just one run over seven innings in an 11-1 win over the Braves at Turner Field. The 32 year-old southpaw joins Red Sox starter Jon Lester, who threw a no-hitter earlier in the week, to serve as an inspiration for cancer patients and their families.

2008       Giving up just one run in 6.1 innings in the Giants’ 8-2 victory over the Marlins, southpaw Barry Zito avoids becoming the first starter in franchise history to start a season 0-9. The former Cy Young Award winner, who signed a $126 million deal with San Francisco before last season, has posted a 12-22 record since donning the orange and black.

2009       At Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, Jason Giambi hits his 400th career home run. The A’s designated hitter goes deep off Dan Haren leading off the fourth inning in an 8-7 loss against Arizona to become the 44th major leaguer to reach the milestone.

2011       In a profile piece written by Jeffrey Toobin for the The New Yorker, Fred Wilpon makes some very candid comments about some of the ‘stars’ on his payroll. The embattled Mets owner is critical of the often injured Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran, and calls David Wright a nice kid, but “not a superstar.”

2011       Chasing a sixth-inning foul pop near the Rangers dugout in the sixth inning, A.J. Pierzynski nearly makes contact with George W. Bush, who is sitting in the owner’s box with his wife, Laura. The ball drops harmlessly into the stands, but the former president takes the opportunity to converse with the startled White Sox catcher.

2020       The Nationals scrap their virtual World Series ring ceremony, planned for airing on television and streaming online, when the players decide they would rather wait to be together in person to receive their championship jewelry. The team will still unveil the ring’s design tomorrow, the day initially selected for the presentation because the date marks the one-year anniversary of Washington’s turnaround from a 19-31 record to a Game 7 victory in the Fall Classic.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Boston2918.61713 – 1216 – 612 – 67 – 46 – 87 – 3W 4
Tampa Bay2819.596111 – 1217 – 712 – 82 – 19 – 99 – 1W 9
NY Yankees2719.5871.513 – 914 – 1011 – 148 – 15 – 27 – 3W 5
Toronto2321.5234.510 – 913 – 128 – 81 – 35 – 85 – 5L 4
Baltimore1728.378116 – 1811 – 108 – 150 – 08 – 81 – 9L 5
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox2618.59114 – 812 – 102 – 417 – 96 – 45 – 5L 2
Cleveland2419.5581.511 – 813 – 111 – 316 – 93 – 45 – 5W 1
Kansas City2123.477511 – 1310 – 104 – 310 – 174 – 25 – 5W 1
Detroit1827.4008.59 – 129 – 151 – 59 – 146 – 47 – 3L 1
Minnesota1629.35610.58 – 158 – 141 – 38 – 114 – 124 – 6L 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Oakland2819.59614 – 1314 – 611 – 99 – 15 – 76 – 4W 2
Houston2620.5651.515 – 911 – 115 – 40 – 321 – 117 – 3L 2
Seattle2125.4576.512 – 129 – 136 – 56 – 76 – 73 – 7L 5
Texas2127.4387.512 – 139 – 1410 – 84 – 67 – 83 – 7W 2
LA Angels1927.4138.510 – 149 – 133 – 77 – 67 – 133 – 7L 3
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets2118.53811 – 410 – 1412 – 72 – 55 – 15 – 5L 1
Atlanta2224.4782.512 – 1410 – 1011 – 119 – 41 – 25 – 5W 2
Philadelphia2224.4782.514 – 108 – 1411 – 138 – 32 – 43 – 7L 4
Miami2124.46739 – 1012 – 147 – 73 – 69 – 86 – 4W 1
Washington1923.4523.511 – 108 – 136 – 95 – 54 – 66 – 4W 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
St. Louis2619.57815 – 911 – 1010 – 1013 – 63 – 35 – 5W 1
Chi Cubs2322.511316 – 97 – 138 – 610 – 133 – 06 – 4L 1
Milwaukee2223.489410 – 1212 – 114 – 911 – 96 – 13 – 7W 1
Cincinnati2024.4555.511 – 129 – 120 – 010 – 76 – 143 – 7L 1
Pittsburgh1827.40088 – 1110 – 161 – 27 – 165 – 63 – 7L 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Diego2917.63017 – 1012 – 70 – 07 – 617 – 119 – 1W 8
LA Dodgers2818.609116 – 612 – 125 – 12 – 815 – 59 – 1W 6
San Francisco2818.609114 – 614 – 126 – 48 – 311 – 96 – 4L 2
Arizona1829.38311.59 – 99 – 207 – 135 – 16 – 131 – 9L 7
Colorado1729.3701215 – 122 – 173 – 32 – 510 – 215 – 5W 2

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England32105322-0-00-1-07
New York City FC32018261-0-01-0-16
Orlando City SC31204131-1-00-1-05
CF Montreal31206421-1-00-1-05
Atlanta31114311-0-00-1-14
Inter Miami CF31114400-0-11-1-04
New York31025501-0-10-0-13
D.C.310236-31-0-00-0-23
Nashville SC30304400-3-00-0-03
Columbus20200000-1-00-1-02
Toronto FC201146-20-1-00-0-11
Philadelphia301214-30-0-20-1-01
Chicago301237-40-1-00-0-21
FC Cincinnati3012210-80-0-00-1-21
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle32108172-0-00-1-07
San Jose32018442-0-00-0-16
Real Salt Lake22005231-0-01-0-06
Austin32014310-0-02-0-16
Los Angeles320167-11-0-01-0-16
Los Angeles FC31204221-1-00-1-05
FC Dallas31115411-1-00-0-14
Houston31114401-1-00-0-14
Vancouver31113301-0-10-1-04
Sporting KC311145-10-1-01-0-14
Colorado311123-10-0-11-1-04
Portland310236-31-0-00-0-23
Minnesota300317-60-0-20-0-10