>>Astros Keep Winning Streak Alive
(Houston, TX) — Heroics from Alex Bregman helped the Astros’ winning streak reach 12 games. Bregman connected for a walk-off, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Astros past the Rays 5-4 in Houston. The Astros have the third-best record in baseball at 49-and-25, just a half-game behind the Yankees and Red Sox.
>>Dodgers, Cubs Postponed
(Chicago, IL) — The opener of a three-game series between the Cubs and Dodgers at Wrigley Field was postponed. It was called due to rain and a power outage that affected some of the lights on the first and third-base sides of the field. There was almost a three-hour delay before the decision to postpone was made.
>>Indians Cruise Past White Sox
(Cleveland, OH) — Jason Kipnis homered and drove in a pair of runs as the Indians cruised past the White Sox 6-2 in Cleveland. Dylan Covey surrendered five runs in five innings to take the loss. Matt Davidson homered for the White Sox, who are on a five-game slide.
>>Cardinals Fall To Phillies In 10 Innings
(Philadelphia, PA) — Matt Bowman gave up two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Cardinals lost 6-5 at Philadelphia. Tommy Pham’s solo homer in the top half had given St. Louis a 5-4 lead. Kolten Wong’s pinch-hit single capped a two-run ninth inning that tied the game at four for the Cardinals.
>>Catching Milestone For Cardinals’ Molina
(Philadelphia, PA) — Yadier [[ YAH-dee-air ]] Molina has now caught more games with one team than any player in major league history. Molina passed Cubs Hall of Famer Gabby Hartnett last night in Philadelphia by catching his 1,757th game in a Cardinals uniform. Molina is 13th all-time in innings caught.
>>Nationals Acquire Closer Herrera From Royals
(Washington, DC) — The Nationals are adding some bullpen help. Washington has acquired hard-throwing closer Kelvin Herrera from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for three minor-league prospects. Herrera is a two-time All-Star who is 1-and-1 with a 1.05 ERA and 14 saves this season. He’ll be a free agent after this season.
>>Jay Z Taking Over Puma Basketball
(Undated) — Puma is trying to make some noise in the basketball sneaker market. The company has hired rapper and businessman Jay-Z to be their creative director. Puma has recently signed expected number-one pick Deandre Ayton along with fellow soon-to-be rookies Marvin Bagley the Third and Zhaire Smith. Puma’s last basketball contract was with Vince Carter in 1998.
>>Capitals’ Trotz Resigns After Cup Win
(Washington, DC) — Capitals head coach Barry Trotz is resigning less than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup. General Manager Brian MacLellan says the team has accepted his resignation after not being able to come to terms on a new contract. Trotz steps down after guiding the Caps to their first championship. The 55-year-old is fifth in NHL history with 762 career wins.
>>World Cup Roundup
(Undated) — World Cup group play continues today. Colombia battles Japan, Poland plays Senegal and host nation Russia takes on Egypt. Yesterday, Sweden defeated South Korea 1-nil, Belgium took care of Panama 3-nil and England put down Tunisia, 2-1. The United States is not part of the field after failing to qualify.