Weekday Morning Sports Report – Monday 6/3/19

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
Atlanta Braves 7, Detroit Tigers 4
Chicago White Sox 2, Cleveland Indians 0
St. Louis Cardinals 2, Chicago Cubs 1

Braves 7, Tigers 4 – Braves top Tigers 7-4, 1st home series win vs AL since ’16
Dansby Swanson homered, drove in three runs and scored the tiebreaker on Freddie Freeman’s double in the eighth inning as the Atlanta Braves beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Sunday.  Atlanta took two of three from the Tigers for its first home interleague series win since also winning two of three against Detroit in 2016. Atlanta was 0-5-3 in its last eight home series against American League teams.  Braves starter Julio Teheran pitched five scoreless innings and left with a 3-0 lead.  The Tigers pulled even off Jacob Webb in the eighth on back-to-back homers to left field — a two-run shot by Grayson Greiner and a tying liner by JaCoby Jones. Christin Stewart added a ninth-inning homer off Braves closer Luke Jackson.  It was 3-all when Swanson drew a one-out walk from Joe Jiménez (2-3) in the eighth and scored when Freeman lined his 299th career double into the right field corner.

White Sox 2, Indians 0 – Giolito dominant again, White Sox top Indians 2-0
Lucas Giolito tossed five-hit ball into the eighth inning to earn his sixth straight win and Tim Anderson homered, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 2-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.  Giolito (8-1) struck out nine and walked none while extending his scoreless streak to 14 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old right-hander went 5-0 with a 1.74 ERA in six May starts.  Aaron Bummer got two outs in the eighth and Alex Colomé finished for his 12th save in 12 chances.  Anderson led off the fourth with a drive to left-center for his ninth homer. He also doubled in Yolmer Sánchez with two out in the eighth, helping Chicago close out a 6-1 homestand.  Francisco Lindor had three of Cleveland’s six hits. He led off the ninth with a double to left, but Colomé retired the next three batters.

Cardinals 2, Cubs 1 – Wild Wainwright pitches Cards past Hamels, Cubs 2-1 to sweep
Adam Wainwright overcame a career-high seven walks to pitch eight shutout innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over Cole Hamels and the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.  The Cardinals got just four hits in their fourth straight win. Chicago was limited to three hits, and lost for the sixth time in seven games.  Wainwright (5-5) didn’t allow a hit until Kris Bryant singled with one out in the sixth. He gave up two hits and struck out eight while throwing 126 pitches.  A three-time All-Star, Wainwright walked three of his first five batters. The Cardinals got double plays to end each of the first two innings, and later turned another double play to finish an inning.  Hamels (4-2) gave up one unearned run on two hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked two.

Tonight
Los Angeles Angels (Cahill 2-5) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 3-4), 4:05 p.m.
Tigers and White Sox are off

NBA – 2019 NBA Finals (Best of 7)
Last Night
Golden State Warriors 109, Toronto Raptors 104                                 (Series tied 1-1)

Warriors 109, Raptors 104 – Warriors even series
The Golden State Warriors have evened the NBA Finals at a game apiece as they try to capture their third straight title. The Warriors took control of Game 2 by opening the second half on an 18-0 run before completing a 109-104 victory over the Raptors in Toronto. Klay Thompson had a team-high 25 points for Golden State before leaving the game with a tight left hamstring in the fourth quarter. The Raptors got within two before Andre Iguodala’s 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left. Stephen Curry scored 23 points and Draymond Green was an assist shy of what would have been his fourth straight triple-double, finishing with 17 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the Warriors. Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard led all scorers with 34 points.

NHL – 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final (Best of 7)
Tonight
Boston Bruins at St. Louis Blues, 8:00 p.m.                                           (BOS leads 2-1)

NASCAR – Busch takes Pocono
Kyle Busch has pulled even with Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace for ninth on the NASCAR Cup Series victory list by taking Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway. Busch had the dominant car down the stretch to earn his 55th Cup win and first in nearly two months. He took off on the final restart with nine laps left and cruised to the finish line for his 13th top-10 finish in 14 races this season. Brad Keselowski was second, followed by Erik Jones, Chase Elliott and Clint Bowyer.

IndyCar – Dixon wins Detroit Grand Prix
Scott Dixon has won the Detroit Grand Prix, giving the five-time champion his first win this year and the 45th of his career. The Chip Ganassi Racing driver finished nearly 2 seconds in front of rookie Marcus Ericsson, Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi. Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud ended up 17th after colliding with Patricio O’Ward and Tony Kanaan on the opening lap.

Golf – PGA – Cantlay rallies to victory
Patrick Cantlay closed with an 8-under 64 to capture the PGA’s Memorial in comeback fashion. Cantlay began the round in a four-stroke hole before posting a two-shot win over Adam Scott. It was the lowest final round by a winner in tournament history, and it moved the 27-year-old Californian into the top 10 in the world. Martin Kaymer started with a two-shot lead as he sought his first victory in five years, but he never recovered from back-to-back bogeys on the back nine. Scott was the last player with a chance to catch Cantlay when he ran off three straight birdies to get within two shots

Golf – LPGA – Lee wins LPGA major
Jeongeun Lee VI shot a 1-under 70 to hold off third-round co-leader Celine Boutier and win the U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, South Carolina. Lee VI was ahead by three after a birdie on the par-5 15th, but she took bogeys on the 16th and 18th to give Boutier a chance over the final two holes. Boutier missed a long birdie attempt on the 17th and put her approach to the par-4 18th in a bunker. Lee VI finished at 6-under 278 to claim the USGA’s first $1 million women’s winner check. Boutier fell into a tie for fifth at 3 under by carding a double bogey on the final hole for a 75.
 
Golf – Champions – Sutherland completes impressive comeback
Kevin Sutherland birdied the second hole of a playoff with Scott Parel to win the Principal Charity Classic in the third-largest comeback in PGA Tour Champions history. Sutherland overcame an eight-shot deficit in the final round, making eight back-nine birdies in a course-record 10-under 62 to match Parel at 17-under 199. The win comes two months after Sutherland outlasted Parel on the seventh extra hole in Mississippi.

Tennis – Young American who upset Williams in action at French Open
Sofia Kenin will try to follow up her upset of Serena Williams at the French Open by reaching her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.  The 20-year-old American takes on No. 8 seed Ash Barty of Australia in the fourth round Monday. Two other U.S. women also will be aiming to join Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals: Amanda Anisimova, 17, and Madison Keys, 24. Keys, the runner-up to Stephens at the 2017 U.S. Open and a semifinalist in Paris last year, meets 42nd-ranked Katerina Siniakova, who is coming off the biggest victory of her career: She eliminated No. 1 Naomi Osaka in the third round. Anisimova plays 137th-ranked qualifier Aliona Bolsova of Spain. In men’s action, No. 1 Novak Djokovic plays 45th-ranked Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany. Djokovic can become the first man to reach the French Open quarterfinals 10 years in a row.

NCAABSB – NCAA Baseball
Yesterday
Creighton 11, Michigan 7
Miami (FL) 18, Central Michigan 3

Creighton 11, Michigan 7 – 7-run ninth inning lifts Creighton over Michigan in NCAA
Will Hanafan’s two-run single capped Creighton’s seven-run ninth inning and the No. 2 seed Bluejays beat Michigan 11-7 to avoid elimination in the NCAA Tournament’s Corvallis regional. The teams play again Monday, with the winner advancing to a super regional against the winner of the Los Angeles regional, national No. 1 seed UCLA or Loyola Marymount.

Miami 18, CMU 3 – Miami pounds 6 homers, beats Central Michigan 18-3
Miami’s offense pounded 18 hits, including six homers, to beat Central Michigan 18-3 in the NCAA Tournament. Alex Toral had four hits, including two homers and a double, and drove in four runs. Miami advances to play Mississippi State for the regional championship. The Hurricanes will have to beat Mississippi State twice to claim the title.

Tonight
Creighton vs. Michigan, 7:00 p.m.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Yesterday
Dayton 4, South Bend 2
Lake County 7, West Michigan 3 – Game 1
West Michigan 4, Lake County 2 – Game 2
Bowling Green 7, Lansing 0 – Game 1
Bowling Green 4, Lansing 1 – Game 2
Great Lakes 7, Fort Wayne 4

Tonight
No games tonight

MHSAA – High School Sports
Today
Games were postponed on Saturday due to weather and are being played today

Baseball – Districts
Division 2 at South Haven
Edwardsburg vs. Benton Harbor, 12:00 p.m.
Niles vs. Lakeshore, 2:00 p.m.
Championship – 4:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Sturgis
Championship
Otsego vs. Plainwell, 4:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Hopkins
Hopkins vs. Thornapple-Kellogg, 2:00 p.m.
Championship
Allegan vs. HOP/T-K, 4:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Bloomingdale
Coloma vs. Hartford, 11:00 a.m.
Watervliet vs. Bangor, 1:00 p.m.
Championship – 3:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Constantine
Championship
Buchanan vs. Berrien Springs, 4:30 p.m.

Division 3 at Saugatuck
GR Northpointe vs. Holland Black River, 2:00 p.m.
Fennville vs. Calvin Christin, 3:00 p.m.
Championship – 5:00 p.m.

Softball – Districts
Division 2 at South Haven
Dowagiac vs. South Haven, 12:00 p.m.
Niles vs. Lakeshore, 2:00 p.m.
Championship – 4:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Plainwell
Vicksburg vs. Three Rivers 3:00 p.m.
Championship
Otsego vs. VIX/TR, 5:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Hopkins
Wayland vs. Allegan, 2:00 p.m.
Championship
Thornapple-Kellogg.vs WAY/ALL, 4:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Bloomingdale
Coloma vs. Bloomingdale, 11:00 a.m.
Watervliet vs. Bangor, 1:00 p.m.
Championship – 3:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Saugatuck
Fennville vs. Calvin Christin, 3:00 p.m.
Championship
GR Covenant vs. FEN/CC, 5:00 p.m.

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