MLB – Major League Baseball
Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit Tigers 4
Chicago Cubs 6, Oakland A’s 5
White Sox 7, Tigers 4 – Giolito ends winless streak, White Sox beat Tigers 7-4
All-Star Lucas Giolito ended a five-start winless streak, Tim Anderson had three hits and scored twice, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Monday night. All nine starters for the White Sox had at least one hit and seven either scored or drove in a run. Chicago has won three of four after a 2-8 homestand. JaCoby Jones homered and tripled for Detroit, which has lost 10 of 12 and gone 10-34 since June 1. The Tigers are last in the majors with 3.59 runs per game while the White Sox (4.12) are 28th. Giolito (12-5) gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out eight. Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull, returning from the injured list after a back injury, allowed two runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batter in three innings. He struck out seven.
Cubs 6, Athletics 5 – Cubs hold off A’s for wild 6-5 win
Javier Báez hit two of Chicago’s four homers and the Cubs’ bullpen barely held on without Craig Kimbrel, closing out a 6-5 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Ian Happ and Nicholas Castellanos also connected as Chicago improved to 40-18 at home with its fourth straight win. It was Castellanos’ first homer since he was acquired in a trade with Detroit on Wednesday. The Cubs are counting on their depth to help them stay on top of the NL Central until Kimbrel and Willson Contreras return from injuries. Kimbrel was placed on the 10-day injured list before the game with right knee inflammation, and Contreras is expected to miss four weeks after an MRI showed a Grade 2 hamstring strain. Manager Joe Maddon said it will be closer by committee while Kimbrel is out, and Victor Caratini will be the primary catcher while Contreras is sidelined. The 12-hit attack in the series opener helped make up for Contreras’ absence, but the bullpen was an adventure — right until the very end. Hendricks allowed just one hit in 6 1/3 innings.
Chi. White Sox (Cease 1-4) at Detroit (Norris 3-8), 1:10 p.m. -Gm 1 WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 12:45
Chi. White Sox (Santiago 1-0) at Detroit (VerHagen 1-2), 7:10 p.m. -Gm 2 WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 6:45
Oakland (Anderson 9-7) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 9-7), 8:05 p.m.
MLB – Cubs place closer Kimbrel on IL with right knee inflammation
The Chicago Cubs have placed closer Craig Kimbrel on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation, and All-Star catcher Willson Contreras will miss the next four weeks with a right hamstring strain. The injuries are a pair of significant blows for the NL Central-leading Cubs, who are trying to hold off St. Louis and Milwaukee to win the division for the third time in four years. Kimbrel says his knee started bothering him while he was closing out Saturday’s 4-1 victory over the Brewers. The IL stint is retroactive to Sunday, and Kimbrel thinks he will be ready when he is eligible to return. Contreras also got hurt Saturday. He had an MRI on Monday that showed a Grade 2 strain. He experienced a similar injury in 2017. The Cubs recalled right-hander Duane Underwood Jr. before their series opener against Oakland. They also announced reliever Brad Brach cleared waivers and was released.
MLB – Mark Oct. 22 on calendar: World Series, NBA both start
The World Series is scheduled to start Oct. 22, the same night as NBA openers. The commissioner’s office announced Monday that Game 7 would be played Oct. 30, barring postponements. The World Series is set to end in October for the second straight year after finishing in November from 2015-17. The National League wild-card game will open Major League Baseball’s postseason for the second straight year and is scheduled for Oct. 1. The AL wild-card game is the following day. The NL Division Series begins Oct. 3 and the AL on Oct. 4. The NL Championship Series opens Oct. 11, followed by the AL the next day.
NBA – Grizzlies make Niele Ivey NBA’s 9th female assistant coach
The Memphis Grizzlies have hired former Notre Dame women’s associate head coach Niele (knee-L) Ivey among the new assistants on Taylor Jenkins’ staff. There are now nine women coaches in the NBA. The Grizzlies also announced Monday the hiring of Brad Jones, David McClure, James "Scoonie" Penn, Vitaly Potapenko and Neven Spahija. Jenkins says he’s thrilled to work with an experienced group of coaches with success at all levels as both players and coaches. Ivey spent the past 12 seasons at her alma mater with the last four as Notre Dame’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator. She helped the Fighting Irish go 385-55 with seven Final Four berths, six appearances in the NCAA title game and the 2018 national championship. Notre Dame congratulated Ivey on Twitter, saying the Grizzlies hired a good one.
NBA – Carter returning to Hawks for 22nd NBA season
A person familiar with the situation says Vince Carter is returning to the Atlanta Hawks for his record 22nd season in the NBA. The person confirmed that the 42-year-old Carter has agreed to terms with the Hawks. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The agreement was first reported by ESPN. Carter will continue to serve as a mentor to some of the NBA’s most promising young talent, including first-round picks D’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish. He’ll also eclipse the record shared with Robert Parish, Kevin Garnett, Kevin Willis and recently retired Dirk Nowitzki for most seasons in the NBA. Carter showed last season that he’s still got some playing skills, as well. He played 76 games in his first year with the Hawks, including nine starts, while averaging 17.5 minutes and 7.4 points per contest.
NFL – Colts claim Foreman off waivers as Sheard misses more time
The Indianapolis Colts have claimed running back D’Onta Foreman off waivers from Houston. He was cut by the Texans on Sunday after coach Bill O’Brien expressed displeasure with Foreman, Houston’s third-round pick in 2016 out of Texas. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Foreman logged 85 carries for 326 yards and two scores and caught eight passes for 111 yard and one touchdown in two seasons with Houston. Indy made room on the roster by cutting recently signed running back Keith Ford. The Colts also could be without starting defensive end Jabaal Sheard indefinitely. Sheard hasn’t practiced since July 25 because of an injured knee. On Monday, defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus told reporters Sheard is still helping out in the meeting room.
NFL – Las Vegas stadium for relocating Raiders gets Allegiant name
A $1.9 billion stadium being built for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders when the team moves to Las Vegas next year is being named for Allegiant Travel Co., team and company officials said Monday. The announcement came during a ceremony marking the installation of the final steel beam for the roof of the 65,000-seat indoor stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel is the publicly traded corporate parent of Allegiant Air, a low-fare carrier serving more than 120 U.S. cities, including 55 nonstop routes to Las Vegas. Company chairman and chief executive Maury Gallagher said in a statement the facility name will "amplify" the airline’s focus on leisure and vacation travel and its own resort development in Florida. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in May the company had filed to trademark the name "Allegiant Stadium." Terms of the agreement weren’t made public, but experts told the Review-Journal the deal might cost up to $25 million annually in cash and in-kind services. The Raiders are moving after the upcoming season. Taxpayers are funding $750 million of the stadium, which will also host UNLV football and the collegiate Las Vegas Bowl game beginning in 2020.
MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Bowling Green 3, Lansing 1 – Game 1
Lansing 6, Bowling Green 3 – Game 2
Great Lakes 3, South Bend 2
Fort Wayne 9, West Michigan 3
West Michigan at Fort Wayne, 12:05 p.m.
Lansing at Bowling Green, 1:05 p.m.
Great Lakes at South Bend, 7:05 p.m.