>>Cubs Turn Back Tigers For Two-Game Sweep
(Chicago, IL) — Willson Contreras homered in the sixth to snap a 2-all tie and doubled in two more in the seventh as the Cubs beat the Tigers 5-2 in Chicago. David Bote also homered and Javier Baez stole home as the Cubs swept the two-game series with their sixth straight win overall. Jose Quintana threw six innings of two-run ball for the win and Brandon Morrow notched his 19th save.
>>Cubs Off Today
(Chicago, IL) — The Cubs have today off before beginning their final home series prior to the All-Star break tomorrow afternoon against the Reds. It’s the opener of a three-game set. Chicago is 49-and-35, one game behind the Brewers for first in the NL Central.
>>Reds Sink Sox In Rubber Match
(Cincinnati, OH) — The Reds exploded for six runs in the fourth inning as they grabbed a 7-4 win over the White Sox in the rubber match of their three-game series at Great American Ball Park. Dylan Covey was charged with six runs on his way to 3-and-4. Yoan Moncada hit a two-run blast and Daniel Palka had a solo shot in the loss.
>>White Sox At Astros
(Houston, TX) — It doesn’t get any easier for the White Sox as they open a four-game series with the defending-champion Astros at Minute Maid Park tonight. Chicago is 30-and-56. Carlos Rodon takes the mound for the Sox opposite Houston ace Justin Verlander.
>>Cards Double Up D’backs
(Phoenix, AZ) — Tommy Pham had three hits and three RBI as the Cardinals doubled up the Diamondbacks 8-4 at Chase Field. Yadier Molina hit a three-run blast to cap St. Louis’ five-run seventh inning. Miles Mikolas improved to 9-and-3 to help the Cards take the rubber match of the three-game series.
>>Cardinals At Giants Tonight
(San Francisco, CA) — The Cardinals are in the Bay Area tonight to battle the Giants. Luke Weaver starts the opener of the four-game series for St. Louis, while San Francisco sends Johnny Cueto to the mound. The Cardinals are 44-and-41, six-and-a-half games back in the NL Central.
>>Serena, Venus Advance At Wimbledon
(London, England) — Both Venus and Serena Williams are into round three at Wimbledon in London. Serena defeated Viktoriya Tomova 6-1, 6-4 in Tuesday’s second round while Venus dispatched Alexandra Dulgheru in three sets. Round three begins on Saturday.
>>World Cup Resumes In Russia
(Undated) — Eight teams are alive at the World Cup in Russia as the quarterfinals open today. Uruguay meets France and Belgium takes on Brazil today. Russia and Croatia clash tomorrow, as do Sweden and England. The semifinals are set for Tuesday.