>>Cubs Clipped By Dodgers
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Cubs managed only a ninth-inning sac-fly by Javier Baez in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Duane Underwood Jr. gave up one run in four innings to take the loss in his big league debut. Kyle Schwarber and Ian Happ had two hits each in the setback.
>>Cubs Battle Dodgers Again Tonight
(Los Angeles, CA) — The Cubs and Dodgers play the second of their four-game series tonight at Chavez Ravine. Jon Lester starts for Chicago and Ross Stripling for Los Angeles. The Cubs have lost five in-a-row to fall to 42-and-34, two-and-a-half games behind the Brewers in the NL Central.
>>Cubs’ Darvish Feels Soreness After Minor League Rehab Start
(South Bend, IN) — Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish is feeling soreness after a minor league rehab start. He struck out five over five innings of three-hit, one-run ball for Class-A South Bend in a 4-2 loss to West Michigan. Darvish says he felt soreness in his injured triceps afterward.
>>White Sox Host Twins Tonight
(Chicago, IL) — The White Sox welcome the Twins to town tonight for the start of a three-game series. Reynaldo Lopez is slated to start for Chicago and Lance Lynn for Minnesota. The White Sox are fourth in the AL Central at 26-and-51, two-and-a-half games ahead of the last-place Royals.
>>Cardinals Keep Indians Quiet
(St. Louis, MO) — John Gant allowed just an infield single over seven innings as the Cardinals shut out the Indians 4-0 at Busch Stadium. Marcell Ozuna had a two-run double and Kolten Wong and Harrison Bader also drove in runs for St. Louis. The Cardinals have won three-in-a-row.
>>Cards Take On Tribe Again Tonight
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals and Indians play the second of their three-game Interleague series tonight at Busch. Carlos Martinez heads to the hill for St. Louis, while Corey Kluber gets the ball for Cleveland. The Cardinals are 41-and-36, four games out of first in the NL Central.
>>Cardinals’ Wacha Out Until After All-Star Break
(St. Louis, MO) — Don’t look for Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha to return to the rotation until the second half. He’s expected to be out of action until after the All-Star break. Wacha left Wednesday’s start with an oblique strain. He’s slated to meet with a doctor today.
>>Rockets’ Harden Named MVP
(Santa Monica, CA) — The NBA’s MVP is going to “The Beard.” Rockets star James Harden earned the league’s top honor for the first time at the NBA Awards Show in Santa Monica, California. Harden averaged 30.4 points, 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game this past season.
>>World Cup Roundup
(Undated) — Spain is the winner of Group B at the 2018 World Cup. They earned the top spot by playing Morocco to a 2-2 draw. Also yesterday, Saudi Arabia beat Egypt 2-1, Uruguay defeated Russia 3-nil and Iran played Portugal to a 1-1 draw. There are four matches on the slate today.
>>Woods And Mickelson Won’t Play Together At Ryder Cup
(Undated) — The USA team is already starting to make plans for the Ryder Cup later this season. Team captain Jim Furyk said in an appearance on the Golf Channel that he doesn’t expect to have Tigers Woods and Phil Mickelson paired together. They went 0-and-2 when they played with each other in 2004.