Cubs dominate Giants, slumping Sox blown out in KC – Tuesday Morning Sports Updat


MLB – Major League Baseball
Chicago Cubs 5, San Francisco Giants 0
Kansas City Royals 12, Chicago White Sox 1
Tigers were off

Cubs 5, Giants 0 – Cubs’ Steele dominates Giants in 5-0 win, moves into tie for MLB lead in victories
Justin Steele tossed dominant two-hit ball through eight innings to move into a tie for the major league lead in wins, leading the Chicago Cubs past the San Francisco Giants 5-0. Steele improved to 16-3 on Monday, matching the victory total of Atlanta’s Spencer Strider, as he won his seventh straight decision. Chicago’s All-Star left-hander overwhelmed the sliding Giants on the scorching afternoon at Wrigley Field, striking out a career-high 12 and walking two as the Cubs strengthened their grip on the second NL wild card.

Royals 12, White Sox 1 – Cole Ragans continues to dominate as Royals take opener over White Sox 12-1
Cole Ragans continued his recent success with six scoreless innings as the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 12-1 in the first game of a three-game series Monday. The American League Pitcher of the Month for August, Ragans retired the first 13 batters he faced and finished with just one hit allowed. He struck out seven and didn’t walk anyone. He now has a 21-inning scoreless streak. Edward Olivares was 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs. Every Royals starter except for Salvador Perez had at least one hit, and Perez had an RBI. Jesse Scholtens took the loss.

Detroit (Faedo 2-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Cole 12-4), 7:05 p.m.      News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 6:40
Chicago White Sox (Cease 6-7) at Kansas City (Singer 8-10), 7:40 p.m.
San Francisco (Walker 4-2) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-7), 7:40 p.m.

MLB – Dodgers P Julio Urías arrested near stadium where Messi was playing MLS game
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was arrested near BMO Stadium, where Lionel Messi was playing in a Major League Soccer game with numerous celebrities in attendance. Exposition Park public safety said its officers arrested Urías at about 11 p.m. on Sunday inside the park, which is home to the stadium. The department would not immediately disclose what charges Urías was arrested on, but said it would release more details Monday. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department booking records show Urías posted $50,000 bail and was released shortly before 5 a.m. on Monday. He is due in court Sept. 27. Major League Baseball intends to investigate.

MLB – Ohtani’s agent says the star plans to continue as a pitcher and hitter after injury
Shohei Ohtani’s agent says the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way superstar is determined to continue his career as both a pitcher and a hitter after he recovers from his latest elbow injury. Nez Balelo said Monday that he thinks it’s “inevitable” that Ohtani will need some sort of procedure to heal the ligament tear in his pitching elbow, but they’re still gathering opinions on whether that procedure should be Tommy John surgery or a nonsurgical remedy. Balelo said Ohtani will continue playing as the Angels’ designated hitter for the foreseeable future this season. Balelo said Ohtani also intends “to be in somebody’s lineup next year DHing when the bell rings.”

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Chicago Sky at Indiana Fever, 7:00 p.m.

NCAAFB – College Football – Week 1
Last Night
Duke 28, (7) Clemson 7

Duke 28, (7) Clemson 7 – Leonard helps Duke stun No. 9 Clemson 28-7 in a lopsided ACC opener
Riley Leonard broke loose from a tackler and sprinted to the open for a 44-yard touchdown that highlighted Duke’s tough and physical performance that shocked ninth-ranked Clemson 28-7 in the season opener for both teams. Jaquez Moore and Jordan Waters ran for fourth-quarter touchdowns to turn this into an unexpected blowout of the preseason Atlantic Coast Conference favorite. It was Duke’s first win agianst Clemson since 2004 and ended a 28-game losing streak against top-10 opponents. Cade Klubnik threw for a short touchdown to Will Shipley in what became Clemson’s only score.

NCAAFB – NC State’s Ashford won’t play against Irish after leaving opener on stretcher
North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren says safety Rakeim Ashford won’t play this weekend against No. 13 Notre Dame after he was taken off the field on a stretcher during the season-opening win at Connecticut. Ashford spent Thursday night in the hospital for tests before being released on Friday and returning to Raleigh. Doeren said Monday that Ashford will play again, but the exact timetable is uncertain. Doeren says that he’ll likely need at least a week to get back to full speed. He equated the injury to similar to “whiplash.”

NFL – Bears get to see how they stack up after making big changes
The Chicago Bears get to see how they stack up after making big moves in the offseason when they host the Green Bay Packers in the season opener on Sunday. While Aaron Rodgers is no longer in Green Bay, Chicago also has a different look. The Bears made a blockbuster trade for a playmaking receiver to help quarterback Justin Fields when they acquired DJ Moore from Carolina for the No. 1 pick in the draft. They added to their offensive line and as well as the defense by signing linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards and veteran edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue. All those moves have them thinking they’re poised to head in a different direction after finishing with a league-worst 3-14 record.

NFL – Richardson, family celebrating life in new home as Colts prepare for opener vs. Jags
Anthony Richardson looked into his mother’s eyes when she signed the papers and picked up the keys to her new home. It was a moment he’ll never forget. His first NFL contract allowed the kid who grew up helping to take care of his younger brother, who spent time scrounging around for food and shelter could give his mother something she never had — her own home — as he begins his journey as the Indianapolis Colts new starting quarterback.

Tennis – Sabalenka is about to top WTA rankings. She could be the new US Open champ, too
Aryna Sabalenka is going to be the No. 1 player in the WTA rankings next week, replacing Iga Swiatek there. That much is certain. The way Sabalenka is playing at the moment, she might very well supplant Swiatek as the U.S. Open champion, too. In Sabalenka’s first match since being assured of rising to the top of women’s tennis, she showed off the power-based game that allows her to dominate so many opponents, overwhelming No. 13 seed Daria Kasatkina 6-1, 6-3 on Monday night in Arthur Ashe Stadium to advance to her fifth consecutive major quarterfinal.

Tennis – Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton are putting the ‘US’ in the US Open
There are three American men in the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time since 2005. Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe and Ben Shelton are the trio this time and all will be in action Tuesday. Fritz goes up against 23-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic for a spot in the semifinals, while Tiafoe and Shelton play each other. Djokovic says he understands why American tennis fans aren’t happy that they haven’t had a male Grand Slam singles champion since Andy Roddick 20 years ago. He knows they got used to having champion after champion in earlier days.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
No games last night

Great Lakes Loons at West Michigan Whitecaps, 6:35 p.m.
Lansing Lugnuts at Lake County Captains, 7:05 p.m.
Quad Cities River Bandits at South Bend Cubs, 7:05 p.m.

MCCAA – Michigan Community College Athletic Association
Grace Christian University at Lake Michigan College, 6:30 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Boys Soccer
Portage Northern at Lakeshore, 6:30 p.m.
St.  Joseph at Kalamazoo Central, 6:30 p.m.
Mattawan at Gull Lake, 6:30 p.m.
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix at Battle Creek Lakeview, 6:30 p.m.
Battle Creek Central at Portage Central, 6:30 p.m.

Wolverine Conference
Vicksburg at Otsego, 6:00 p.m.

Schoolcraft at Parchment, 6:00 p.m.

Harper Creek at Three Rivers, 5:30 p.m.
Bloomingdale at Battle Creek Pennfield, 6:00 p.m.
Delton-Kellogg at Battle Creek Academy, 5:30 p.m.

Buchanan at Michigan Lutheran, 6:30 p.m.
Edwardsburg, South Haven, Vicksburg at Dowagiac, 5:00 p.m.
Allegan at Paw Paw, 6:00 p.m.
Howardsville Christian at Galesburg-Augusta, 6:30 p.m.
Marcellus at Martin, 6:30 p.m.

Girls Swimming and Diving
Battle Creek Lakeview at St. Joseph, 6:00 p.m.
Coldwater at Bridgman, 11:00 a.m.