Monday Sports – Skubal fans 13 as Tigers complete sweep of Reds


MLB – Major League Baseball
Detroit Tigers 5, Cincinnati Reds 1
Miami Marlins 7, Chicago White Sox 4
Chicago Cubs 5, Los Angeles Angels 0

Tigers 5, Reds 1 – Skubal fans career-high 13, McKinstry homers as Tigers beat Reds 5-1 to complete sweep
Tarik Skubal struck out a career-high 13 in seven innings of one-run ball, Zach McKinstry hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers swept a series for the first time since late May, beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-1. Skubal (10-3) was sharp, mixing a fastball in the upper-90s with a changeup to keep Reds hitters on their heels. He allowed just three hits and walked no one. Cincinnati’s only run came on a seventh-inning groundout.  Colt Keith had two hits and an RBI, and Gio Urshela had three hits for the Tigers.  Detroit beat the Reds 5-4 on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday. The Tigers hadn’t recorded a series sweep since they took three from Kansas City May 20-22.

Marlins 7, White Sox 4 – Jake Burger’s three-run homer in the ninth caps Marlins 7-4 win over White Sox
Jake Burger hit a game-winning three-run homer and the Miami Marlins scored four times in the ninth to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 on Sunday. Down to their last strike, the Marlins tied it on Josh Bell’s RBI double off White Sox closer Michael Kopech. Jesús Sánchez was intentionally walked before Burger connected with a 431-foot blast for Miami’s ninth walk-off win of the season. The White Sox dropped to a major league worst 26-66.

Cubs 5, Angels 0 – Hayden Wesneski, Cubs blank Angels 5-0
Hayden Wesneski threw 6 1/3 innings, Michael Busch hit a two-run home run and the Chicago Cubs shut out the Los Angeles Angels. Wesneski allowed a single to the second batter he faced, then retired the next 18 Angels to help Chicago win a series for the first time in five tries. He allowed a hit, walk and two strikeouts. Relievers Porter Hodge, Luke Little and Héctor Neris finished the three-hit shutout and Miguel Amaya added a pair of hits and an RBI for Chicago.  Neris got the final out for his 12th save after Los Angeles loaded the bases. José Soriano (4-7) gave up three runs and six hits while striking out three and walking one in five innings.

Cleveland (Williams 0-1) at Detroit (Montero 1-2), 6:40 p.m.               News/Talk/Sports 94.9 WSJM 6:15
Minnesota (TBD) at Chicago White Sox (Flexen 2-7), 8:10 p.m.
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MLB – Cubs reliever Colten Brewer breaks hand punching wall after rough outing
The Chicago Cubs have placed right-handed reliever Colten Brewer on the 60-day injured list before their series finale because he broke his left hand when punching the dugout wall in frustration the day before. Brewer entered Saturday’s game in relief of starter Kyle Hendricks. He gave up three runs — one earned — hit a batter and committed a throwing error in two-thirds of an inning. Brewer said Sunday that his frustration got the best of him. He has appeared in 16 games this season for the Cubs, posting a 5.66 ERA with no decisions.

MLB – Pirates’ Skenes an All-Star just 8 weeks after debut, and 7 Phillies are picked ASG Pittsburgh pitcher Paul Skenes was picked for the All-Star Game just eight weeks after his debut, and major league-leading Philadelphia had a big league-high seven selections. The 22-year-old Skenes made his first big league appearance on May 11 and is 5-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 10 starts. Cubs pitcher Shota Imanaga joined Skenes and San Diego outfielder Jackson Merrill as the only rookies for the July 16 game at Arlington, Texas. Philadelphia pitchers Zack Wheeler, Ranger Suárez, Jeff Hoffman and Matt Strahm joined three starting teammates: first baseman Bryce Harper, shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Alec Bohm.   Tigers starting pitcher Tarik Skubal and Riley Greene were also selected.   White Sox pitcher Garrett Crochet was also selected.

MLB – Alonso to compete in Home Run Derby for 5th time, joins Henderson and Bohm
Pete Alonso will participate in his fifth straight Home Run Derby, with the New York Mets first baseman trying to win for the third time. Baltimore’s Gunnar Henderson and Philadelphia’s Alec Bohm also have committed to the July 15 event at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Ken Griffey Jr. is the only three-time champion of the derby, which started in 1985, winning in 1994, 1998 and 1999. Alonso won the competition in 2019 as a rookie of Cleveland’s Progressive Field, then repeated in 2021 at Denver’s Coors Field.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Seattle Storms 84, Chicago Sky 71

Storm 84, Sky 71 – Ogwumike scores 24 with 12 rebounds as Storm beat Sky 84-71, spoil Reese’s record-setting day
Nneka Ogwumike scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help the Seattle Storm beat Chicago 84-71 despite the Sky’s Angel Reese setting the WNBA record for consecutive games with a double-double. Jewell Loyd, who scored two points on 0-for-5 shooting in the first half, finished with 20 points. Reese finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and four steals for Chicago (8-12), her 13th consecutive double-double, breaking Candace Parker’s record. Reese made back-to-back baskets before Chennedy Carter twice made a pair of free throws to cap an 11-2 run that trimmed the Sky’s deficit to 72-69 with 2:49 to play. Jordan Horston responded with two free throws and then found Magbegor for a layup to spark a 12-0 that made it 84-69 with 33.2 seconds left.

Golf – Davis Thompson wins John Deere Classic with lowest score in tournament history
Davis Thompson is a PGA Tour winner and it wasn’t even close. Thompson opened with five birdies in six holes to pull away. He shot a 64 and set the 72-hole scoring record at the John Deere Classic at 28-under 256, winning by four strokes. The victory gets him in the British Open in two weeks. The Georgia native also goes to the Masters for the first time next April. The real battle was for second place. C.T. Pan tied for second with Florida State sophomore Luke Clanton and Stanford alum Michael Thorbjornsen. Pan gets the British Open spot based on his world ranking.

NASCAR – Bowman wraps up a playoff spot with a win on a rainy Chicago street course
Alex Bowman secured a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs when he held on for the victory on a rainy street course in downtown Chicago. It was Bowman’s first win since Las Vegas in March 2022 and No. 8 for his career. He is the 12th Cup Series driver to win this year, leaving four remaining spots in the playoffs with six races left in the regular season. The race was stopped for more than 100 minutes because of rain, and NASCAR set a cutoff time of 8:20 p.m. CDT because of the fading sunlight. Tyler Reddick made a late push, but he got into a wall trying to catch up to Bowman. Ty Gibbs was third, followed by Joey Hand and Michael McDowell.

Tennis – Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals. Gauff loses
Defending champion Carlos Alcaraz and top-ranked Jannik Sinner are one win each away from meeting in the Wimbledon semifinals. Both reached the quarterfinals with victories Sunday. Alcaraz beat Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5, and Sinner eliminated Ben Shelton 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (9). Next for Alcaraz is a match against Tommy Paul. Sinner plays Daniil Medvedev, who advanced when Grigor Dimitrov stopped playing with an injury. French Open runner-up Jasmine Paolini reached her first Wimbledon quarterfinal when Madison Keys had to retire with a leg injury in the third set. Donna Vekic and Lulu Sun reached the quarterfinals, too.

NFL – Vikings rookie CB Jackson killed in a car crash
Police say Vikings rookie cornerback Khyree Jackson has been killed in a car crash in Maryland. The 24-year-old Jackson was one of three people who died Saturday in an overnight three-car crash in Prince George’s County. State police say 23-year-old Isaiah Hazel and 24-year-old Anthony Lytton, Jr., who were teammates of Jackson in high school and former college players, were also killed. Police said the car they were in was clipped by another vehicle. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor and charges could be coming, police say. Jackson was a fourth-round draft pick by the Vikings in April.

NHL – Top two picks in 2024 NHL Draft sign entry level contracts
The top two picks in the NHL draft have signed three-year, entry-level contracts. The San Jose Sharks announced the signing of center Macklin Celebrini, the No. 1 overall pick. The Chicago Blackhawks inked defenseman Artyom Levshunov, who went No. 2. Each signing carries a $975,000 salary cap hit. The moves mean Celebrini (Boston University) and Levshunov (Michigan State) will move on to the pros after a single college season. Both are 18.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
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