>>Woods Blames DUI Arrest On “Unexpected Reaction” To Prescription Drugs
(Jupiter, FL) — Tiger Woods is denying that alcohol was to blame for his DUI arrest. The 14-time major champion was charged with DUI in Jupiter, Florida early Monday morning. In a statement, Woods says he had an “unexpected reaction to prescribed medications” and that he didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected him so strongly.
>>Padres Sink Slumping Cubs
(San Diego, CA) — Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam to power the Padres to a 5-2 win over the slumping Cubs in the opener of a three-game set in San Diego. Jason Heyward smacked a two-run single in the first for Chicago. Kyle Hendricks allowed all five runs in five innings to fall to 4-and-3.
>>White Sox Clip Red Sox
(Chicago, IL) — Kevan Smith scored on Melky Cabrera’s infield single in the seventh to lift the White Sox past the Red Sox 5-4 in Chicago. Smith tied the game earlier in the inning with a RBI double. Melky Cabrera launched a three-run homer for Chicago. Juan Minaya got the win in relief, the White Sox’s fourth in the last five games.
>>Cardinals Lose To Dodgers
(St. Louis, MO) — Mike Leake allowed four runs in seven innings as the Cardinals lost 5-1 to the Dodgers at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals had just five hits against Rich Hill and four LA relievers. Jedd Gyorko plated the lone St. Louis run with a sac-fly. The Cards have lost four-of-five.
>>Cardinals Option Grichuk To Class-A Palm Beach
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals are sending outfielder Randal Grichuk to the minors to work on his swing. He’s been optioned to Class-A Palm Beach. GM John Mozeliak says Grichuk will get to work with instructor George Greer in a less stressful environment than going to Triple-A.
>>Nationals, Giants Brawl After Harper Hit By Pitch
(San Francisco, CA) — Nationals star Bryce Harper is likely facing a suspension after a benches-clearing brawl in San Francisco. Harper charged the mound after being hit by a pitch by Giants reliever Hunter Strickland. Both players exchanged punches before teammates intervened. Harper and Strickland were ejected after the altercation.
>>Angels’ Trout Has Torn Ligament In Thumb
(Anaheim, CA) — The Angels will be without star outfielder Mike Trout for a while. The two-time American League MVP has a torn ligament in his thumb and is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career. Trout will have surgery and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. Trout is batting .337 with 16 home runs this season.
>>Penguins Sink Predators In Game One
(Pittsburgh, PA) — The Penguins are three wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup for the second straight year. Pittsburgh blew a 3-0 lead before recovering to notch a 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators in Game One of the Stanley Cup Final. The Pens host Game Two of the best-of-seven set tomorrow.
>>Miami Misses Cut In Baseball Tournament
(Indianapolis, IN) — The University of Miami is on the outside looking in for this year’s NCAA baseball tournament. The Hurricanes were not among the 64 teams selected for this year’s bracket. That ends a streak of 44 consecutive tournament appearances for Miami, the longest streak ever in any NCAA sport. The ‘Canes last missed out in 1972.