K-Heart Sports – 07/10/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 071021 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Minot Vistas were at home yesterday hosting Fargo Post 400.
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
Minot Vistas 5, Fargo Post 400 2
Minot Vistas 12, Fargo Post 400 2 (6)
Class B
New Rockford 8, Renville County 6
Surrey 12, Makoti 1 (5)
MINOT, ND – Souris Valley picked up a 4-2 road win over Wheat City last night. Games two and three of the series are back in Minot tonight and tomorrow. Tonight’s game will be Fuel The Fight Night. The Dogs will wear special jerseys that will be auctioned off, there will be a raffle and other special things. Proceeds go to Trinity Cancer Care Center to aid patients with travel expenses as they come to Minot for treatment. Gametime is a 7:05 pm at Corbett Field.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Max Kepler hit a two-run triple during a four-run sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins waited out another young Detroit starter, beating the Tigers 4-2. Like left-hander Tarik Skubal a night earlier, Detroit rookie Matt Manning didn’t allow a hit through the first four innings. Minnesota finally broke through with an RBI single by Trevor Larnach to start the scoring in the sixth. Left fielder Robbie Grossman tried for Kepler’s sinking liner, but it hit the ground and skipped past him. Twins starter Kenta Maeda pitched five scoreless innings.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Layshia Clarendon had 18 points and nine assists and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game, beating the Las Vegas Aces 85-77 on Friday night. Minnesota did not attempt a free throw, the second time a WNBA team has finished a game without an attempt. The Lynx led 10-2, had a 37-18 advantage early in the second and led by at least 12 the rest of the way. Damiris Dantas and Sylvia Fowles added 14 points each, and Kayla McBride had 10. Kelsey Plum had 16 of her 18 points in the second half for the Aces, who lost their second in a row, handing Seattle a spot in the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup championship.


WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Novak Djokovic is one win away from a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title. The top-ranked Djokovic has advanced to his seventh Wimbledon final by beating 22-year-old Denis Shapovalov in three tight sets. Djokovic will try to win his third consecutive title at the All England Club and sixth overall against Matteo Berrettini of Italy on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Berrettini used an 11-game run and 22 aces to beat Hubert Hurkacz in four sets to reach his first Grand Slam final. A victory Sunday would tie Djokovic with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most major singles trophies won by a man in tennis history.

Ash Barty will play Karolina Pliskova in the women’s final on Saturday. Barty will be trying to win a second trophy in her past seven Grand Slam tournaments, while Pliskova seeks her first major championship.


UNDATED (AP) – Bobby Bradley homered leading off the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians overcame some brutal baserunning that led to manager Terry Francona’s ejection for a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. Bradley drove a 1-2 pitch from Jake Brentz over the wall in right-center as the Indians got their second straight walk-off win, touching off a wild celebration in Progressive Field. The Royals had dropped 14 of 17.

In other Friday action:
– The Mariners beat the Angels 7-3 -Shohei Ohtani’s league-leading 33rd home run of the season put him in rare company in the history of the Seattle Mariners’ home ballpark. Ohtani’s solo shot in the third inning off Marco Gonzales soared into the top deck of right field at T-Mobile Park. Ohtani is the sixth player to reach the upper deck of the right field seats since the stadium opened in 1999. MLB’s Statcast projected the homer at 463 feet.
– Reliever Miguel Diaz rejoined the Padres for the fourth time this season and was part of a dominant performance by the San Diego bullpen in a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies. Trent Grisham drove in two runs. Four San Diego relievers combined for 5 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out seven. The Padres have won nine straight against Colorado at Petco Park, their longest active home winning streak against any opponent.
– Curt Casali hit a two-run homer while filling in for injured All-Star catcher Buster Posey, late lineup addition Darin Ruf added a go-ahead drive and the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 5-3. Wilmer Flores also homered as the Giants debuted their all-white City Connect home uniforms with images of the Golden Gate Bridge along each sleeve. Posey is sidelined with a bruised thumb that will keep him out of the All-Star Game next week.
– Nestor Cortes and three relievers combined for a three-hitter and Brett Gardner and DJ LeMahieu drove in two runs each to lead the New York Yankees to a 4-0 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night. Cortes, making a spot start, permitted two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings to lower his ERA to 1.05. Lucas Luetge struck out one in 1 1/3 innings. Chad Green gave up one hit in two innings and Jonathan Loaisiga threw a perfect ninth. It’s New York’s first visit to Houston since Game 6 of the ALCS.
– Adolis Garcia’s two-run single highlighted Texas’ three-run sixth inning after Oakland’s Cole Irvin took a no-hitter into the inning and Jordan Lyles won his third straight start as the Rangers beat the Athletics 3-2. Texas’ Andy Ibanez had an RBI single. Lyles allowed both runs on seven hits. Sean Murphy and Jed Lowrie drove in runs for Oakland, and A’s third baseman Matt Chapman extended his on-base streak to 24 games.
– Pete Alonso hit a three-run homer and Francisco Lindor clubbed New York’s first grand slam this season during a 10-run sixth inning, and the Mets embarrassed the Pittsburgh Pirates 13-4. A night after being postponed because of weather for the second time in a week, New York won for the fifth time in seven games. Friday’s matchup was delayed 41 minutes as lightning, thunder and heavy rain blanketed Citi Field with one out in the bottom of the eighth. Taijuan Walker allowed two runs over five innings and was told after the game by manager Luis Rojas that he’d been added to the National League All-Star team.
– Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Ronald Acuna Jr. was restrained after being plunked by another Marlins pitcher and the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 5-0. Freddie Freeman homered and Austin Riley doubled and tripled for the Braves. Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson each had two hits and an RBI. The 37-year-old Morton struck out seven and walked two. Morton allowed one Miami runner to reach third base, but Joe Panik was stranded after Jazz Chisholm Jr. flew out to center field and ended the third inning.
– Max Kepler hit a two-run triple during a four-run sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins waited out another young Detroit starter, beating the Tigers 4-2. Like left-hander Tarik Skubal a night earlier, Detroit rookie Matt Manning didn’t allow a hit through the first four innings.
– Wade Miley pitched eight shutout innings and helped himself by doubling and scoring in the Cincinnati Reds’ 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Miley struck out four and allowed seven hits and three walks as the Reds snapped the Brewers’ seven-game home winning streak. The Reds also reduced Milwaukee’s NL Central lead to six games.
– Kike Hernandez led off the Red Sox first with a home run, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run shot and Rafael Devers also homered to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Hernandez’ homer was his fifth from the leadoff spot this season; only Kyle Schwarber (7) and Jose Altuve (6) have more. Martinez hit his 18th of the season in Boston’s three-run second inning and Devers hit his 22nd in the four-run fourth as the Red Sox bounced back from 1-0 and 3-2 deficits to pull away.
– Three Tampa Bay relievers combined on five more scoreless innings, Ji-Man Choi drove in three runs and the Rays won their fifth consecutive game, 7-1 over the Toronto Blue Jays. Andrew Kittredge and Jeffrey Springs each worked two perfect innings, with Springs striking out five. J.P. Feyereisen allowed a one-out single in the ninth to Randal Grichuk before completing a five-hitter.
– Baltimore-area native Gavin Sheets homered in his first trip to Camden Yards as a major leaguer, and Chicago White Sox routed the Baltimore Orioles 12-1. Sheets, whose father, Larry, played six seasons with the Orioles in the 1980s, said before the game it felt weird to arrive in Baltimore as a visitor earlier in the week. The White Sox, who have won three in a row and eight of their last 11. Dallas Keuchel allowed one run in seven innings.
– Eduardo Escobar hit his 20th home run of the season and the last-place Arizona Diamondbacks pinned another loss on the Dodgers, beating Los Angeles 5-2. The Diamondbacks, with the worst record in the majors, have won three of four. They’re coming off a successful trip to Colorado, their first series win since May 2. The Dodgers have lost four of five. Los Angeles didn’t help its cause with a lackluster offense that produced just five hits, a shaky defense that made two errors and a combined pitching performance that issued seven walks and hit two batters.


UNDATED (AP) – Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw got an MRI on his sore left elbow that showed inflammation but no structural damage, according to Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts. Roberts said Friday that Kershaw is scheduled to play catch Saturday and will then use next week’s All-Star break to rest. Kershaw hasn’t pitched since July 4. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 9-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 18 starts this season.

In other MLB news:
– San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been put on the 10-day injured list with a bruised left thumb, costing him his starting spot in next week’s All-Star Game. Posey has been out since July 4, when he was hurt by a foul tip.The 34-year-old Posey was chosen for his seventh All-Star team. After opting out of playing last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, the former NL MVP has been in top form this season, batting .328 with 12 home runs and a .968 OPS for the NL West leaders.
– Padres lefty Blake Snell has been put on the 10-day injured list with a digestive issue and fellow San Diego pitcher Yu Darvish will likely miss the All-Star Game because of back tightness. Darvish is 7-3 with a 3.09 ERA. He will probably attend the All-Star Game even if he doesn’t play Tuesday night at Coors Field in Denver. Snell has gastroenteritis, an infection and inflammation in the digestive system. He is 3-3 with a 4.99 ERA.
– The Texas Rangers have put rookie left-hander John King on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation. The IL move was retroactive to Wednesday, the day after King threw 49 pitches in two innings of relief in his second consecutive win. He is 7-5 with a 3.52 ERA in 27 appearances.


UNDATED (AP) – Documents show Canadian health officials wanted the NHL to take additional steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for this past season. The league introduced a number of protocols in a bid to get back on the ice, including the daily testing of players and staff, rules around physical distancing and masks, and limiting the contact teammates could have away from the rink. Still, documents released to The Canadian Press under the Freedom of Information Act show health officials “strongly” recommended the league adopt additional measures before green-lighting its return.

In other NHL news:
– Expect a fast and furious NHL offseason to unfold in the coming days and weeks. The Tampa Bay Lightning have not even had their Stanley Cup boat parade and the rest of the league is already deep into preparations for next season. The buyout window opened Friday. Some big trades could be finalized as soon as next week. Expansion draft protected lists are due next Saturday with Seattle revealing the picks four days later. The draft starts July 23, and free agency opens July 28. The hockey landscape will look very different all in the next three weeks.
– Former NHL defenseman Bryan “Bugsy” Watson has died. He was 78. Watson played 1,009 NHL games for six different teams from 1963-1978 before finishing his on-ice career in the World Hockey Association in 1979. Watson is known well in the Washington area for founding Bugsy’s Pizza in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1983.
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