>>Heyward’s Walk-Off Grand Slam Lifts Cubs Past Phillies
(Chicago, IL) — Jason Heyward launched a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cubs knocked off the Phillies 7-5 at Wrigley Field. Anthony Rizzo belted a solo homer for the Cubbies, while Cory Mazzoni earned the relief win. Jose Quintana struck out 10 over five-and-two-thirds innings of two-run ball in a no-decision.
>>White Sox Pin Defeat On Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) — Tim Anderson had a pair of singles and drove in three as the White Sox downed the Twins 5-2 at Target Field. Hector Santiago allowed two runs over five innings to beat his former club. Joakim Soria [[ WAH-keem SORE-ee-ah ]] struck out two in the ninth to log his sixth save.
>>Cardinals Clocked By Marlins
(St. Louis, MO) — Jack Flaherty was jolted for eight hits and six runs in five innings as the Cardinals lost 11-3 to the Marlins at Busch Stadium. Jose Martinez went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI for St. Louis, which has lost the first two games in the series. Lewis Brinson hit a pair of home runs and Derek Dietrich also went deep for Miami.
>>Cardinals’ Reyes Has Season-Ending Surgery
(St. Louis, MO) — The season is over for Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes. He had surgery yesterday to repair a tendon attached to a strained muscle in the upper right side of his back. Recovery time is estimated at six months. Reyes pitched four innings in his season debut on May 30th after missing 22 months following Tommy John surgery.
>>Cardinals Hall Of Famer Schoendienst Dies
(St. Louis, MO) — The Cardinals are mourning the loss of Hall of Fame second baseman Red Schoendienst [[ SHANE-deenst ]]. He passed away Wednesday at the age of 95. The team announced his death during last night’s game against the Marlins. Schoendienst managed the Cards to two pennants and a World Series title in the 1960’s.
>>Warriors One Win From Another NBA Title
(Cleveland, OH) — The Warriors are just a win away from another NBA championship. Kevin Durant scored 43 points to lead them to a 110-102 win over the Cavaliers in Game Three of the NBA Finals in Cleveland. Golden State has a commanding three-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven series. The Cavaliers will try to avoid a four-game sweep at home in Game Four tomorrow.
>>Report: Bulls To Work Out Williams And Young
(Chicago, IL) — Two more draft workouts are on tap in the near future for the Bulls. Reports have Texas A&M center Robert Williams coming into town today. Oklahoma point guard Trey Young is expected to be next week.
>>NHL Stanley Cup Resumes Tonight
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Capitals can claim their first Stanley Cup championship tonight. They play the Golden Knights in Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final in Las Vegas. Washington has won three straight since a Game One loss to take a commanding three-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven matchup. The Capitals would host a potential Game Six on Sunday, if necessary.
>>Suns Hold Private Workout With Deandre Ayton
(Phoenix, AZ) — The Suns held a private workout with potential first-overall pick Deandre Ayton out of the University of Arizona. He says he hopes to be the top pick and play alongside Devin Booker, forming a “Shaq and Kobe 2.0.” Ayton says he has no plans to work out for another team and is confident he’ll be taken number-one, even though the Suns haven’t confirmed that with him.
>>Players Vote Rockets’ Harden MVP
(Houston, TX) — NBA players are voting Rockets guard James Harden as the league’s Most Valuable Player. The National Basketball Players Association hands out its own end of the season awards separate from the NBA. Harden averaged 30.4 points, 8.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds for Houston, which finished the regular season with the NBA’s best record and made it to the West finals.
>>Ohtani Exits With Blister For Angels
(Anaheim, CA) — Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani [[ SHOW-hey oh-TAH-nee ]] is hurt again. He left last night’s start against the Royals after four innings with a finger blister. Ohtani gave up four hits and a run over four innings, but didn’t return for the fifth. The two-way Japanese star is 4-and-1 in nine starts for the Angels this season. He’s also batting .289 with six home runs at the plate.
>>Luck’s Dad Named XFL Commissioner
(Undated) — The father of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is the new commissioner of the XFL, a pro football league being revived by Vince McMahon. Oliver Luck, who played four seasons for the Houston Oilers in the 1980’s will leave his job as an NCAA executive to run the league. Luck was once president of the now-defunct NFL Europe. The XFL is expected to re-launch in 2020. The league lasted just one season in 2001 before folding.