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August 6, 2019
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Mets beat Marlins 6-2, reach .500 for 1st time since May


UNDATED (AP) – Jeff McNeil welcomed Robert Dugger to the major leagues with a home run on his first pitch, Jacob deGrom gave himself a cushion with a two-run single off the 24-year-old rookie and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 6-2 in the opener of a Monday’s twi-night doubleheader to reach .500 for the first time since late May.


Amed Rosario broke a 1-1 tie with a third-inning homer off Dugger (0-1), brought up by the Marlins despite a 9.34 ERA in seven starts at Triple-A.


In other Monday action:


– The New York Yankees hit five more home runs at Camden Yards, including two by Mike Tauchman, to set a major league record and win their 13th straight game in Baltimore, 9-6 over the Orioles. New York’s power surge overshadowed a memorable night for Baltimore’s Jonathan Villar (vee-AHR’), who became the fifth Orioles player to hit for the cycle and first since Felix Pie in 2009.


– Vince Velasquez allowed two runs in a season-high seven innings and Scott Kingery homered in his hometown ballpark, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Velasquez (4-6) gave up six hits, struck out three and got help from a running catch in left field by Adam Haseley with a runner on and two outs in the seventh, taking a hit away from Arizona’s Carson Kelly.


– Erick Fedde pitched six innings to win for the first time in eight starts and Anthony Rendon’s early run-scoring single held up as the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0. Rendon’s single in the third put the Nationals ahead, with Adam Eaton starting the two-out effort with a single and scoring from first with aggressive baserunning. Rendon showed off his own snazzy footwork with a steal of home in the ninth.


– Javier Baez 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. 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.


– Miguel Sano’s pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-3 victory the Atlanta Braves. Sano’s 19th home run of the season went an estimated 443 feet off reliever Chris Martin, hitting high off the wall in center field.


– 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. 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.


– Rookie Bo Bichette homered and scored both runs, Jacob Waguespack pitched six impressive innings and the Toronto Blue Jays ended Tampa Bay’s six-game winning streak, beating the Rays 2-0. Bichette opened the game with a double off Charlie Morton, the sixth straight game in which he has doubled. He hit his third home run leading off the third.


– AL All-Star Mike Minor struck out seven over seven innings and Nomar Mazara drove in Elvis Andrus with a sacrifice fly in the fourth, lifting the Texas Rangers to a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians. Minor, who did not pitch in the All-Star Game at Progressive Field last month, allowed seven hits and walked one as Texas won its fifth in a row.


– Rick Porcello pitched six innings of one-run ball, Sam Travis hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox halted their eight-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals. Rafael Devers added a solo shot for the Red Sox.


– Cody Bellinger hit a three-run homer and rookie Tony Gonsolin pitched six stellar innings of two-hit ball for his first victory in the Dodgers’ 8-0 win over the Cardinals. Gonsolin retired 14 of the Cardinals’ first 15 batters and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning of his second career start. Michael Wacha couldn’t get out of the fourth inning for the Cardinals, who dropped to 0-3 on their five-game California road trip.


Cano back on injured list


UNDATED (AP) – New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano is back on the injured list, this time because of a strained left hamstring. In his first season with the Mets after being acquired from Seattle, the 36-year-old was limited to one game between May 22 and June 16 because of a strained left quadriceps. He is hitting .252 with 10 homers and 32 RBIs, including nine hits in his last 15 at-bats. New York recalled infielder Luis Guillorme from Triple-A Syracuse.


Elsewhere in the majors:


– The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Mike Foltynewicz (fohl-tih-NAY’-vihch) from Triple-A Gwinnett to take a spot in the starting rotation after Kevin Gausman was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. Foltynewicz was a 13-game winner and an All-Star for the Braves in 2018 but struggled to regain that form after battling an injury in spring training. He was demoted to the minors on June 22 after going 2-5 with a 6.37 ERA in 11 starts. He will start Tuesday night at Minnesota.




Waddle expected to miss season


UNDATED, N.Y. (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the injury confirms that Buffalo Bills offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle has a torn right quadriceps and is expected to miss the season. Waddle was hurt Sunday while working with the third-string offense and was unable to place any weight on his right leg while being loaded into a cart.


Waddle’s injury is the latest to hit Buffalo’s offensive line just two weeks into training camp.


Center Mitch Morse has missed a week after suffering a concussion. Linemen Jon Feliciano and Spencer Long have missed sessions due to shoulder and ankle injuries.


Cornerback EJ Gaines also missed practice Monday, a day after suffering a groin injury.


In other NFL news:


– Suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt has promised to “lay low” following a recent argument outside a bar that led to police questioning and raised team concerns. Hunt is barred by the NFL from Cleveland’s first eight games for two physical altercations while he played for the Kansas City Chiefs. Last month, he argued with a friend outside a bar. Hunt says he will now be more cautious and focus on football.


– A $1.9 billion stadium being built for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders when the team moves to Las Vegas is being named for Allegiant Travel Co. Officials made the announcement Monday during a ceremony marking the installation of the final steel beam for the roof of the 65,000-seat indoor stadium. Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel is the publicly traded corporate parent of Allegiant Air. Terms of the agreement weren’t made public. The Raiders are moving after the upcoming season.




AP source: Carter returning to Hawks for 22nd NBA season


UNDATED (AP) – 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.


In other NBA news:


– 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 the hiring of Brad Jones, David McClure, James “Scoonie” Penn, Vitaly Potapenko and Neven Spahija. Ivey spent the past 12 seasons at her alma mater with the last four as Notre Dame’s associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.




Lightning sign veteran defenseman Shattenkirk


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Lightning vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Monday.


Shattenkirk played 73 games for the New York Rangers last season, finishing with two goals and ranking first among the team’s defensemen in assists (26) and points (28).


The 30-year-old has spent nine seasons in the league, also playing for Washington, St. Louis and Colorado.


He has 75 goals, 349 points and 368 penalty minutes during his career of 609 games. He was an All-Star with the Blues in 2015 and has five goals and 34 points in 60 career playoff games.




Swiss indict 4 over payment linked to German 2006 World Cup


BERN, Switzerland (AP) – Swiss prosecutors have charged three German organizers of the 2006 World Cup and a former FIFA official with involvement in fraud over the true purpose of a 6.7 million euro ($7.5 million) payment linked to soccer’s world governing body.


The Swiss attorney general’s office said Tuesday that Horst R. Schmidt, Theo Zwanziger and Swiss ex-FIFA general secretary Urs Linsi are accused of jointly committing fraud, while Wolfgang Niersbach is charged with being complicit in fraud. Zwanziger and Niersbach are former presidents of the German soccer federation.


The office said that proceedings against Franz Beckenbauer, who headed the World Cup organizing committee, will be conducted separately because he is currently “unable for health reasons” to participate in the main proceedings.


The payment in April 2005 was falsely declared as being for a World Cup opening gala.