Rookie Hunter Gaddis pitched six strong innings for his first major league win and struggling Cleveland catcher Mike Zunino connected for a two-run homer, sending the Guardians over the Chicago White Sox 3-0. Gaddis was recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Columbus and gave the Guardians a badly needed quality start after they were swept over the weekend in New York, losing all three to the Mets by one run. Zunino, who has been a target of fan complaints because he’s not been hitting, belted his third homer in the seventh off reliever Gregory Santos. The White Sox had their three-game winning streak stopped.
Starling Marte ended a long power drought at the perfect time, hitting a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning that sent the resurgent New York Mets past the Cleveland Guardians 5-4 in the opener of a split doubleheader. Max Scherzer pitched six shutout innings and Brandon Nimmo also homered for the Mets, who won their fourth straight one-run game since a 6-16 slide. Marte’s first three-hit game of the season included a two-run shot to right field off Trevor Stephan for his first extra-base hit since April 14 in Oakland. His only other long ball this year came in the home opener April 7 against Miami. The two-time All-Star also cut down a runner at second base with a rocket throw from right field.
Harrison Bader and Gleyber Torres homered to spark a comeback, leading the New York Yankees over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 for a three-game sweep and their first four-game winning streak this season. Luis Severino returned from a strained lat muscle that had sidelined him since spring training and allowed one run and four hits in 4 2/3 innings. Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected in the first and Reds manager David Bell in the eighth. New York completed a 6-1 trip. The Yankees have won six of seven and 14 of 19, improving to a season-high nine games over .500.
Three of the four cars from Rahal Letterman Lanigan were joined by Sting Ray Robb of Dale Coyne Racing in a final shootout for the last three spots in the Indianapolis 500. It's been a challenging week for Bobby Rahal's team, which could only get Katherine Legge into the field on the first day of the two-day qualifying. Rahal knows what it's like to miss the race, having done so in 1993, when he was the defending series champion. One of his three drivers fighting for a spot in next weekend's race is his son, Graham Rahal. The others are Christian Lundgaard and Jack Harvey.
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Junior Moreno scored the go-ahead goal in the 67th minute and Cincinnati held on to defeat rival Columbus 3-2 on Saturday. Luciano Acosta scored a pair of first-half goals for Cincinnati, which has now won eight straight matches at home. The team sits atop the Western Conference standings, Lucas Zelarayan and Malte Amundson both scored for the Crew, who lost to Cincinnati for the first time since 2020 in the so-called “Hell is Real” rivalry.
Aaron Judge had a go-ahead single in the 10th inning for his fourth hit of the game, and the New York Yankees beat the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 after cutting Aaron Hicks with $27.6 million on the outfielder’s contract. New York overcame a 4-1 deficit in a three-run fifth inning against Luke Weaver on Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s homer, Judge’s RBI double off the left-field wall and Anthony Rizzo’s run-scoring single. Judge is hitting .378 with seven homers, 18 RBIs and a 1.402 OPS in 11 games since returning from the injured list on May 9.
The New York Yankees cut struggling outfielder Aaron Hicks before their game against the Cincinnati Reds. Hicks was designated for assignment to make room for outfielder Greg Allen, who was acquired in a trade with Boston on Friday. The 33-year-old Hicks is batting .188 with a homer and five RBIs in 28 games this season. He agreed to a $70 million, seven-year contract with New York in February 2019.
The scheduled game between the Cleveland Guardians and New York Mets has been postponed because of rain. It will be made up as part of a split-admission doubleheader Sunday at Citi Field, with the opener beginning at 1:40 p.m. and the nightcap at 7:10 p.m. With steady rain falling in New York and a wet forecast all day, the game was postponed just more than five hours before the scheduled first pitch. Max Scherzer had been slated to start for the Mets against rookie Tanner Bibee. Justin Verlander was lined up to pitch the series finale Sunday night against Cleveland ace Shane Bieber in a marquee matchup of Cy Young Award winners. New York rallied twice to win the opener 10-9 in 10 innings Friday night.
Pete Alonso tied the game with a grand slam in the seventh inning and Francisco Lindor hit an RBI single in the 10th as the New York Mets rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Cleveland Guardians 10-9. Gabriel Arias hit a two-run homer in the top of the 10th against Drew Smith. In the bottom half, Mark Vientos and Francisco Álvarez tied the game with RBI singles against Emmanuel Clase. Lindor later singled to score Brandon Nimmo. The Mets have won three straight. Alonso's grand slam made it 7-7. Josh Naylor had five RBIs for the Guardians and hit a three-run first-inning homer.
Aaron Judge hit his seventh home run in as many games and the New York Yankees defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 .Anthony Rizzo also homered for the surging Yankees who improved to 9-3 in their last 12 games. Judge has homered in five of the last seven games including hitting two in two games during that stretch. Reds manager David Bell was ejected while disputing the umpires’ decision to allow Yankees starter Clarke Schmidt to continue his scoreless outing after checking him for foreign substances.
Cam Gallagher hit an RBI single during Cleveland’s two-run seventh inning, and the Guardians beat Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox 3-1. Gabriel Arias homered as Cleveland salvaged the finale of the three-game series. Nick Sandlin (2-1) got four outs for the win, and Emmanuel Clase worked the ninth for his 15th save. The Guardians went ahead to stay in the seventh. With one out and runners on second and third, Brayan Rocchio hit a grounder that shortstop Tim Anderson flubbed for an error. Rocchio was credited with his first major league RBI when Will Brennan scampered home to make it 2-1.
Lucas Zelarayán and Malte Amundsen scored first-half goals and Patrick Schulte made them stand up as the Columbus Crew blanked the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0. Zelarayán staked Columbus (5-4-3) to a 1-0 lead when he found the net in the 25th minute. Cucho Hernández picked up an assist on Zelarayán’s fifth goal in his 10th appearance this season. The Crew took a 2-0 lead into halftime on defender Amundsen’s first goal of the season with an assist from Alexandru Matan in the 43rd minute. Amundsen subbed in and played 13 minutes in his lone appearance this season. Amundsen’s only other MLS goal came while playing for New York City FC in 2021.
Jake Burger and Gavin Sheets both homered for the second straight game, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Cleveland Guardians 7-2. Chicago has posted consecutive victories against Cleveland and won for the third time in four games. Andrew Vaughn also went deep for the White Sox. Mike Clevinger tossed six-plus effective innings to beat Cleveland, his original team, for the first time. He allowed two runs and six hits with four walks and five strikeouts. Rookie Peyton Battenfield allowed all three of Chicago’s homers in his sixth career start and seventh appearance.
An own-goal by Joel Waterman in the second minute of play provided the spark, leading FC Cincinnati to a 3-0 victory over CF Montreal. Luciano Acosta stretched the lead to 2-0 with his third goal of the season — unassisted in the 26th minute. Brandon Vazquez added his third goal of the season — with an assist from Obinna Nwobodo — to give Cincinnati a three-goal lead in the 65th minute. The victory moves Cincinnati (8-1-3) three points ahead of the idle New England Revolution atop the Eastern Conference standings.
Elias Díaz drove in three runs and Kris Bryant, Jurickson Profar and Brenton Doyle each had two RBIs in a two-inning, 11-run burst that helped the Colorado Rockies erase a five-run deficit and beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-6. The Rockies sent 19 batters to the plate and recorded 10 hits while scoring five times in the fifth and six more in the sixth. Doyle’s two-run triple put Colorado ahead to stay in its 11th win in 16 games. Reds starter Graham Ashcraft was charged with seven runs and 10 hits in five-plus innings. Backup catcher Luke Maile homered and drove in two runs as the Reds built an early lead before collapsing as they finished a 2-4 trip.
Jason Day's golf game is back on an upswing entering the PGA Championship fresh off winning the Byron Nelson last week. The victory was Day's first in five years and provides the latest hint in how the 35-year-old Australian has finally begun shedding back issues and concerns his career might be over. Day climbed to the top of the world rankings in 2015, when he won the PGA Championship, before a steady decline dropped him to 175th a little over a year ago. He's climbed back to No. 20 and enjoyed seven top-10 finishes in his past 16 tournaments.
Nick Senzel hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning, helping the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-1 win over the Rockies 3-1. Colorado's Ezequiel Tovar ended an 0-for-8 skid before breaking up a scoreless game in the bottom of the sixth inning with his third home run of the season. He connected on a 2-1 offering from Brandon Williamson, who was making his major league debut and had retired 14 in a row. Williamson struck out six in 5 2/3 innings and had allowed only a single in the first inning before Tovar hit a 415-foot shot to right-center. Derek Law (3-4) earned the win and Alexis Díaz got three outs for his 10th save. Peter Lambert took the loss.
Luis Robert Jr. homered for the fourth straight game, Gavin Sheets and Jake Burger went deep off Shane Bieber in Chicago’s six-run fifth inning, and the White Sox beat the Cleveland Guardians 8-3. Lance Lynn allowed three runs — one earned — on seven hits in seven innings. Robert’s solo shot to deep left in the eighth was his AL-leading 12th homer of the season. He became the first White Sox player to homer in four straight games since Matt Davidson in 2017. Sheets’ three-run shot and Burger’s two-run drive were among six straight hits by the White Sox with two outs in the fifth as Chicago jumped ahead 6-0.
The Cleveland Guardians placed All-Star third baseman José Ramírez on the bereavement list and recalled hot-hitting infielder Brayan Rocchio from Triple-A Columbus. The team made the moves ahead of the opener of their three-game series against the White Sox. It’s not yet known how long the defending AL Central champions will be without Ramírez, who is batting .285 with four homers and 22 RBIs. Josh Naylor will take Ramírez’s No. 3 spot in the lineup while Gabriel Arias will start at third in the series opener. This will be Rocchio’s second stint with Cleveland. However, the 22-year-old didn’t make his major league debut when he was brought up in April.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, who is working on his return to the field after having gone into cardiac arrest during a game in January, has been selected as the winner of the 2023 George Halas Award. The Professional Football Writers of America announced the 55th winner of the award, which is given to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes adversity to succeed. Hamlin went into cardiac arrest during a nationally televised game on Jan. 2 after making a tackle on a Cincinnati Bengals receiver. He got up but collapsed and had to be resuscitated on the field.
An Ohio man who was the first person with Down syndrome to play and score a point in a college football game is now suing the school, its president and several staffers. Caden Cox alleges he was the target of disability discrimination, retaliation and assault during his time at Hocking College. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages and wants changes made to the community college’s anti-harassment policies. The college declined comment, saying it does not discuss ongoing litigation. Cox garnered national attention in 2021 when he kicked an extra point for Hocking and became the first person with Down syndrome to play and score a point in an NCAA or National Junior College Athletic Association college football game.
Bryan De La Cruz doubled twice and singled and the Miami Marlins avoided a three-game sweep against Cincinnati with a 3-1 win over the Reds. Activated from the injured list earlier Sunday, Garrett Cooper had two hits and drove in a run for the Marlins, who snapped a five-game home losing skid. Cooper’s RBI double and De La Cruz’s run-scoring single in the seventh broke a 1-1 tie.
Josh Naylor hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning — his third go-ahead homer in three days in that same inning — and the Cleveland Guardians held on for a 4-3 win over the Los Angles Angels. Naylor drove a 2-0 pitch from reliever Carlos Estévez over the wall in right for his latest late-inning heroics. On Friday, he belted a solo homer in the eighth, and his three-run shot highlighted a six-run inning as the Guardians rallied to win 8-6 Saturday. He’s hit an MLB-best eight homers after the eighth since 2021. Naylor’s homer pinned a tough loss on Angels starter Patrick Sandoval, who held the Guardians to five hits in 7 2/3 innings while matching Guardians starter Tanner Bibee, his former high school teammate. Bibee gave up just two singles in 7 2/3 innings.
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Brandon Drury’s sacrifice fly capped a two-run rally in the ninth inning by Los Angeles off Cleveland closer Emmanuel Clase as the Angels beat the Guardians 5-4 to snap a 10-game losing streak at Progressive Field. Drury’s shot to center off the hard-throwing Clase enabled the Angels to get their first win at Cleveland since Aug. 3, 2018. They had been 1-21 on the road against the Guardians since 2015. The Guardians loaded the bases in the ninth off Carlos Estévez, who struck out Will Brennan for his ninth save. Josh Naylor's 442-foot homer in the eighth had given the Guardians a 4-3 lead.
Jake Fraley homered twice, including a tiebreaking three-run shot in the ninth inning that sent the Cincinnati Reds past the Miami Marlins 7-4. Eury Pérez struck out seven over 4 2/3 innings in his highly anticipated major league debut for Miami. The Marlins promoted the 20-year-old right-hander, the top prospect in their organization, from Double-A Pensacola to start the series opener. The Reds erased a 4-2 deficit on Spencer Steer’s two-run double in the seventh. Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Peyton Burdick homered for Miami.
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The Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire three-time Pro Bowl pass rusher Za’Darius Smith from the Minnesota Vikings. That's according to a person familiar with the deal who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because it hadn't been announced. The Browns are sending fifth-round picks in 2024 and 2025 to the Vikings for Smith, a sixth-round pick in 2025 and a seventh-rounder in 2026. Smith will be paired on the Browns’ defensive front with All-Pro end Myles Garrett, one of the NFL's best edge rushers. Smith has 54 1/2 career sacks.
Dawand Jones flattened the rumor. Cleveland's massive rookie offensive tackle said a report that came out after the NFL draft was wrong about him. When Jones slipped from the first round to the fourth, there was speculation teams were scared off because they didn't think he had the passion to play. Jones had dreamed of playing in the NBA. However, he was a standout at Ohio State and the Browns believe getting him was a steal. The 6-foot-8, 380-pounder is a project, but he's determined to show the Browns — and his doubters — they made the right choice.
Coach Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals are looking to get over the hump after again falling short of the Super Bowl victory that has eluded the franchise for its entire existence. The first step of that journey started their rookie minicamp. Cincinnati welcomed its latest batch of draft picks and a group of undrafted free agents into the team’s indoor practice Friday as coach Zac Taylor and his staff began building the foundation for this year’s squad.
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The abhorrent word rolled easily off Bob Huggins’ tongue. Not once, but twice. That should’ve been enough to earn him a forced retirement, but college athletics has no shame. So, Huggins is still the men’s basketball coach at West Virginia. A bit poorer, but hardly a pauper. And, yeah, he’ll be suspended for the first three games of next season. But that conveniently allows him to miss blockbuster contests against Missouri State, Monmouth and Jacksonville State before returning just in time for a trip to sunny Fort Myers, Florida. To say Huggins got off lightly is a huge understatement.
A sports integrity monitor has launched a tool to help athletes, coaches and staff anonymously report suspicions about gambling activity to regulators and law enforcement. The tip hotline was announced by U.S. Integrity, a sports data integrity company that played a role in an ongoing investigation into possible wrongdoing involving the University of Alabama baseball team. Earlier this month, Matthew Holt, the president of U.S. Integrity, said the operators of a sportsbook alerted his company to “abnormal activity.” U.S. Integrity alerted state gambling regulators, and Ohio opened an investigation. Alabama fired its baseball coach last week amid an investigation into suspicious bets involving a Crimson Tide game at LSU.
RACINE, Ohio (WV News) - The Southern softball team defeated the Trimble Lady Cats 12-2 to win a section championship Wednesday evening.