>>Cardinals Foil Phillies On Carpenter Homer In Ninth
(Philadelphia, PA) — Matt Carpenter’s solo homer in the top of the ninth lifted the Cardinals to a 7-6 win in Philadelphia. “Carp” also had a two-run double, and Tommy Pham and Kolten Wong both homered for St. Louis, which trailed 4-2 before scoring four in the seventh. Jordan Hicks got the win in relief.
>>Cubs Split Twinbill With Dodgers
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs split a day-night doubleheader against the Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Chicago gave up two runs in the ninth inning and lost the opener 4-3 before bouncing back to win the nightcap 2-1 in 10 innings. The Cubs are 41-and-29, a half-game behind the first-place Brewers in the NL Central.
>>White Sox Fall To Indians
(Cleveland, OH) — Mike Clevinger struck out 10 while pitching into the eighth inning as the Indians took down the White Sox 6-3 in Cleveland. Yoan Moncada laced a two-run double and scored a run for Chicago. Carlos Rodon took the loss. The White Sox have dropped six straight.
>>NBA Draft Tomorrow
(Chicago, IL) — The NBA Draft is tomorrow in Brooklyn. The Bulls have the seventh overall pick. They’ve been linked to variety of players, including Missouri’s Michael Porter Junior, Kentucky’s Kevin Knox and Villanova’s Mikal Bridges among others. Chicago also has the 22nd overall pick in the first round.
>>Leonard’s Sights Set On LA
(Los Angeles, CA) — Spurs star Kawhi Leonard isn’t hiding where he wants to go. Yahoo Sports reports Leonard met with San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich in Southern California yesterday, but stories still leaked that he wants out. ESPN stated Leaonard wants to play in Los Angeles with his top preference being the Lakers. The Spurs’ franchise player is under contract through the upcoming season.
>>Report: Hawks Eyeing Donic
(Atlanta, GA) — If the Suns and Kings decide to pass on European star Luka Donic he won’t be falling much further in tomorrow’s 2018 NBA Draft. According to ESPN, the Hawks are leaning towards snatching up Donic with the third-overall pick if he’s available. Phoenix is expected to take Arizona’s Deandre Ayton with the first selection.
>>Giants’ Strickland Breaks Hand Punching Door
(San Francisco, CA) — The Giants will be without closer Hunter Strickland for up to two months. He broke his pitching hand punching a door in frustration after blowing a save in Monday’s night’s loss to the Marlins. An X-ray revealed a broken pinkie finger. Manager Bruce Bochy [[ BO-chee ]] says Strickland had surgery yesterday and is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks.
>>Rays End Astros’ 12-Game Winning Streak
(Houston, TX) — The Rays put an end to the Astros’ 12-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory in Houston. Wilson Ramos singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning, while C.J. Cron hit a solo homer in the second for the Rays’ other run. Blake Snell fired seven innings of one-run ball to run his record to 9-and-4. Alex Bregman plated the lone run for the Astros, who suffered their first setback since June 5th.
>>World Cup Roundup
(Undated) — World Cup group play continued in Russia. Yesterday, Japan beat Colombia 2-1, Senegal dumped Poland 2-1 and Russia defeated Egypt, 3-1. Today, Morocco faces Portugal, Uruguay takes on Saudi Arabia and Iran squares off with Spain.