Yankees complete series sweep of Tigers – Monday Morning Sports Update

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
New York Yankees 5, Detroit Tigers 4 – 10 Innings
Chicago White Sox 6, Tampa Bay Rays 5
St. Louis Cardinals 5, Chicago Cubs 3 – 11 Innings

Yankees 5, Tigers 4 – F/10 – Yanks top Tigers 5-4
Josh Donaldson hit a 10th-inning sacrifice fly, and the New York Yankees came from behind twice to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 to reach the one-third mark of the season at 39-15, the best in the major leagues in 21 years. Joey Gallo’s two-run homer in the fifth off overcame an early deficit and the Yankees won for the 10th time in 12 games, completing a three-game sweep of the Tigers and extending their winning streak to six.

White Sox 6, Rays 5 – Burger, Grandal key early RBIs, White Sox hold off Rays 6-5
Jake Burger had a key hit for the second consecutive day and the Chicago White Sox hung on to a large early lead to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5. Burger had a two-run double during Chicago’s four-run first, and Yasmani Grandal drove in two more on a check-swing opposite-field single. The Rays got within a run with a four-run sixth inning, including a two-run homer from Mike Zunino. White Sox starter Lucas Giolito gave up five runs, two earned, and eight hits over six innings. Liam Hendriks worked the ninth for his 16th save in 19 chances. Yarbrough allowed six runs and eight hits over 68 pitches in 1 2/3 innings.

Cardinals 5, Cubs 3 – F/11 – Cards rally past Cubs 5-3 in 11 innings, take rubber game
Juan Yepez singled home automatic runner Nolan Gorman to lead off the 11th, Brendan Donovan doubled in an insurance run and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3. Yepez lined his tiebreaking hit and Donovan delivered off Daniel Norris (0-4), who had had pitched a perfect 10th. Genesis Cabrera (3-1) tossed four innings in relief of Adam Wainwright, and allowed a run on two hits. St. Louis won for the sixth time in eight games and took the rubber match of a five-game series. The Cardinals tied it at 3 in the 9th after Chicago broke through for a 3-2 lead in the 8th.

Today
Tigers, White Sox, and Cubs are off today

NBA – National Basketball Association – 2022 NBA Finals
Last Night
Golden State Warriors 107, Boston Celtics 88                (Series Tied 1-1)

Warriors 108, Celtics 88 – Warriors answer in Game 2, top Celtics 107-88 to even Finals
Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Jordan Poole connected from just inside of midcourt to cap a huge third-quarter run and the Golden State Warriors evened the NBA Finals at a game apiece by beating the Boston Celtics 107-88 on Sunday night. Poole finished with 17 for the Warriors, who outscored Boston 35-14 in the third quarter to turn a two-point halftime lead into a 23-point edge. Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half for Boston. Jaylen Brown added 17 for the Celtics.

NHL – National Hockey League – 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Conference Finals
Last Night
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, New York Rangers 2                       (NYR Leads 2-1)

Lightning 3, Rangers 2 – Palat scores late, Lightning beat Rangers 3-2 in Game 3
Ondrej Palat scored with 42 seconds left and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday to cut their deficit in the Eastern Conference finals to 2-1. Palat’s goal, off a nifty pass from Nikita Kucherov, capped a comeback that began after Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored power-play goals in a span of just over two minutes in the second period to put the Rangers up 2-0. Facing the prospect of falling behind 3-0, the Lightning rallied with Kucherov scoring on the power play in the second period and Steven Stamkos tying it early in the third. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves for the Lightning. Game 4 is Tuesday night in Tampa.

Tonight
Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers, 8:00 p.m            (COL Leads 3-0)

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Yesterday
Atlanta Dream 75, Indiana Fever 66
Chicago Sky 91, Washington Mystics 82

Dream 75, Fever 66 – Coffey’s double-double helps Dream beat Fever 75-66
Nia Coffey had 16 points and 10 rebounds — her second double-double of the season and third in her six-year career — Rhyne Howard also scored 16 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 75-66. Aari McDonald scored 12 points and Cheyenne Parker added 11 for the Dream (7-4). Kelsey Mitchell hit a pull-up jumper for Indiana (3-10) to open the scoring but Parker and Erica Wheeler made back-to-back baskets to give the Dream the lead for good with 8:27 left in the first quarter. Atlanta took a 17-point lead into the fourth. Mitchell hit three 3-pointers and led the Fever with 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting. The rest of the Indiana players shot just 30.8% (16 of 52) from the field.

Sky 91, Mystics 82 – Meesseman, Parker lead Sky past short-handed Mystics 91-82
Emma Meesseman scored 13 points with six assists, five steals and four rebounds against her old team, Candace Parker had a double-double and the Chicago Sky defeated the Washington Mystics 91-82. The Sky took control in the third-quarter, out-scoring the Mystics 31-22 . Kahleah Copper led the Sky with 15 points, Parker was four assists shy of a triple double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Washington hopes to have head coach Mike Thibault and assistant coach Shelley Patterson back after they missed the game due to health and safety protocols. Mystics’ leading scorer Elena Delle Donne sat out the game to rest. Tiana Hawkins had 21 points off the bench for Washington.

IndyCar – Power gives Penske, Chevrolet win in final Belle Isle race
Will Power closed the Belle Isle era with a Team Penske victory on Sunday by winning the final Detroit Grand Prix on the island park to reclaim the IndyCar points lead. Power held off Alexander Rossi in the closing laps to earn his first win of the season. All three Team Penske drivers now have a win through seven IndyCar races this season. The race will return to its original downtown street course layout in 2023. The Power win was a celebration for team owner Roger Penske, a longtime Detroit resident and promoter of the race.

NCAABSB – Notre Dame edges Texas Tech 2-1 to earn Super Regional berth
Jack Findlay got the final four outs, surviving a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Notre Dame won the Statesboro Regional with a 2-1 victory over Texas Tech. The Fighting Irish (38-14), the No. 2 seed in the regional, beat third-seed Texas Tech twice by a run and No. 16 overall seed and tourney host Georgia Southern 6-4 in winning a berth in the Super Regionals. Notre Dame took a 1-0 in the third when Spencer Myers doubled and scored on Ryan Cole’s single to left. The Irish scored again in the fourth when Zack Prajzner doubled and scored on a two-out single by Cole.

NCAABSB – Louisville pounds Michigan 20-1 to force Monday finale
Ben Metzinger hit two home-runs and a double, driving in five runs, to power Louisville to a 20-1 romp over Michigan in the Louisville Regional, forcing a Monday showdown for a Super Regional berth. The Cardinals took control early with a four-run first inning. Levi Usher had a two-run single after two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases with one out. Logan Beard added a two-out two-run single. Louisville added three more runs in the second on Metzinger’s first homer — a two-run shot — and Cameron Masterman’s RBI double.

Tennis – French Open – Nadal overcome foot, Ruud for 14th French Open title
Rafael Nadal has captured his 22nd Grand Slam title and 14th French Open championship by whipping Casper Ruud, 6-3, 6-3, 6-0. At 36, Nadal is the oldest title winner in the history of the event. Ruud had a 3-1 lead in the second set and didn’t win another game, with Nadal taking the last 11 and finishing with 37 winners with just 16 unforced errors. But Nadal said his painful left foot was numbed by multiple injections to two nerves during the tournament. He admitted after the final that at any other tournament, he wouldn’t have continued playing under extreme physical conditions. The foot has been bothering him for two years, yet he’s now threatening to complete a calendar Grand Slam. Nadal said he will try some new treatments over the next week to see whether that might allow him to enter Wimbledon this month.

Golf – PGA – Horschel’s big eagle secures a big win at the Memorial
Billy Horschel made an eagle putt on the 15th hole that all but secured his win in the Memorial at Muirfield Village. Horschel shot a 72 and won by four shots over Aaron Wise. Horschel’s eagle putt from just inside 55 feet had the perfect line and perfect speed, bending left and dropping in the left side of the cup as he stretched out both arms in a quiet, disbelieving celebration. Horschel finished at 13-under 275 and won $2.16 million, the largest paycheck of his career.

Golf – LPGA – Lee wins record prize in Major
Minjee Lee won the U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes over Mina Harigae at Pine Needles to earn $1.8 million, the largest payout in the history of women’s golf. Lee closed with an even-par 71 to finish at 13-under 271 after the Australian flirted with the tournament record of 16 under set by Juli Inkster in 1999 at Old Waverly.  Harigae shot a 72 for her best finish in a major and a check of slightly more than $1 million.

Golf – Champions – Kelly beats Triplett in playoff
Jerry Kelly birdied the first playoff hole to beat Kirk Triplett and win the PGA Tour Champions’ Principal Charity Classic.  Kelly hit his approach to 4 feet on the par-4 18th to set up the winning putt. The 55-year-old from Wisconsin has nine victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning three times on the PGA Tour. Kelly and Triplett each shot 5-under 67 to finish at 18-under 198, two strokes ahead of Steven Alker and Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer.

NASCAR – Logano wins in OT
Joey Logano jockeyed for the lead with Kyle Busch in overtime before winning the inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at World Wide Technology Raceway. Logano moved ahead of Busch for good just before the white flag flew, giving Team Penske its second major win of the day. Penske won the IndyCar race with Will Power earlier in the day in Detroit. Kurt Busch finished third with Logano’s teammate, Ryan Blaney, fourth and Aric Almirola in fifth.

FIFA – USA Soccer – Macario out of Women’s World Cup qualifiers with ACL injury
U.S. national team forward Catarina Macario injured her the anterior cruciate ligament in a match with French club team Lyon and will miss World Cup qualifying next month. Macario was injured 13 minutes into Lyon’s season finale on Wednesday, a 4-0 victory over Issy. The 22-year-old was Lyon’s top scorer this season with 23 goals in 35 matches across all competitions. The injury means she’ll miss the CONCACAF W Championships next month in Mexico, which determine the region’s World Cup teams.

FIFA – Ukraine’s World Cup quest ends with loss to Wales amid war
Ukraine has missed out on qualifying for the World Cup after the war-disrupted team lost 1-0 to Wales in the European playoff final for the FIFA soccer showpiece. Andriy Yarmolenko inadvertently headed the ball into his own net while trying to clear Wales captain Gareth Bale’s first-half free kick. This was an agonizing end to Ukraine’s emotionally charged mission to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar while remaining under invasion by Russia. Wales will head to a first World Cup in 64 years and will open against the United States on Nov. 21 before playing Iran and England.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Yesterday
Lake County Captains 9, West Michigan Whitecaps 2
Cedar Rapids Kernels 9, Lansing Lugnuts 3
Great Lakes Loons 8, Fort Wayne Tin Caps 0 – F/5 Innings
Dayton Dragons 8, South Bend Cubs 3

Today
No games today