Sports 06.20.17

20 June 2017 Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer, Gerrit Cole pitched seven strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-1. Travis Shaw’s leadoff homer in the second put the Brewers ahead 1-0 and set a franchise mark with the Brewers scoring their 16th consecutive run via the long ball.

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Organizers at Erin Hills are cleaning up after hosting the first U.S. Open in Wisconsin. Golfers seemed to give the course a positive review overall following the tournament won by Brooks Koepka. He won at 16 under, tying a record to par for a U.S. Open.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks formally introduced Jon Horst as their next general manager at a news conference at the team’s headquarters. Horst had been the Bucks’ director of basketball operations since 2008, serving as one of former GM John Hammond’s key lieutenants. Now Horst is replacing Hammond, whom he called a mentor.

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a tying home run, Javier Baez scored the winning run on an error and Wade Davis worked out of a ninth-inning jam to lead the Chicago Cubs past the San Diego Padres, 3-2. Anthony Rizzo thrived in the leadoff spot again, extending his career-high hitting streak to 13 games by going 2 for 3 with an RBI as Chicago won its second straight to improve to 35-34.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger launched two more home runs, setting a major league record with his powerful start, and Clayton Kershaw became the first 10-game winner in the National League despite giving up a career-high four long balls Monday night as Los Angeles held on for a 10-6 victory over the New York Mets. Bellinger reached 21 homers in 51 career games — faster than any other player in big league history. Despite spotting the rest of the NL three weeks before he was called up from the minors, the first baseman leads the league in home runs.

SEATTLE (AP) — Catcher Mike Zunino continued his torrid month with a pair of two-run home runs, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. Beginning a stretch with 16 of 19 games at home prior to the All-Star break, the Mariners used a trio of homers to hand the Tigers their third straight loss and ninth in the last 13 games.

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale comes off his best start in more than a month — and his only loss during that span — when he takes the mound at Kansas City tonight. The major league leader in strikeouts allowed one run and four hits over eight innings while striking out 10 in a 1-0 loss at Philadelphia last Thursday. Boston expects to be without Dustin Pedroia for the second consecutive game after the second baseman was hit by a pitch Sunday night in Houston. He is day to day.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins aren’t in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can’t block trademarks on the basis that they’re offensive. Supreme Court precedent may help the club in its ongoing legal battle, but the fight over the Redskins moniker will continue in social and business realms.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights, the newest entry in the National Hockey League, could land their franchise goaltender, a few veterans and a lot of young talent in the expansion draft Wednesday night. Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury figures to be their starter as GM George McPhee looks to build a team that can be competitive relatively quickly. The expansion draft is in Las Vegas and the new franchise will commence with its schedule in its first season later this year.