Jun 22, 2022

Wednesday Sports Headlines and scores presented by Barton Community College

Posted Jun 22, 2022 9:39 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit two three-run homers and drove in a career-high eight runs, but Whit Merrifield led off the 11th inning with an RBI double in the Kansas City Royals’ 12-11 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani crushed a 423-foot homer in the sixth and a tying, 438-foot shot in the ninth, giving him the biggest RBI game of his five-year stateside career. The AL MVP then set a record for the most RBIs by a Japanese-born player in major league history with a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning. Carlos Santana had four hits and drove in a season-high five runs for the Royals, while rookie Bobby Witt Jr. had his first multi-homer game while driving in a career-high four runs.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nolan Gorman went 4 for 4 with two solo homers and four RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 to regain a share of the NL Central lead. The Cardinals and Brewers are both 39-31 after splitting the first two matchups of this four-game series. Gorman broke a 2-all tie and put the Cardinals ahead for good with a homer to center field off Chi Chi González in the fourth inning. The rookie extended the lead to 4-2 with a drive over the right-field wall against Miguel Sánchez in the seventh.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas stayed alive in the College World Series with an 11-1 victory over Auburn. Will McEntire limited the Tigers to three hits and a run in seven innings and Peyton Stovall became the first player with five hits in a CWS game since 2009. McEntire struck out a career-high nine, walked one and didn’t give up a run until Bobby Peirce homered leading off the seventh. The Razorbacks move to the Bracket 2 final against Mississippi. They must beat the Rebels on Wednesday night and again Thursday to make the CWS finals this weekend. Auburn was eliminated.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Texas A&M will play Oklahoma in its bracket final at the College World Series after beating Notre Dame 5-1 in an elimination game. Nathan Dettmer pitched three-hit ball over seven shutout innings and Texas A&M capitalized on Notre Dame's mistakes. The Aggies will play Oklahoma on Wednesday. They must beat the Sooners twice to reach the CWS finals this weekend. Dettmer struck out six and walked none in his longest outing since April 28. The Aggies converted two walks, a balk, two singles and a throwing error into three runs in the third.

Brooks Koepka is the latest PGA Tour player to sign on with the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series. Meanwhile, the PGA Tour is looking to reshape its fall series and limit who makes the postseason. Koepka gives LIV another big name because of his four majors. He’s also the first player who originally denounced the idea of guaranteed money and limited fields. Koepka told the AP in March 2020 that he has a hard time thinking golf should be about 48 players. Koepka is still listed in the field this week at the Travelers Championship.

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP)— The Saudi-backed LIV Golf circuit is mostly about easy money. Still to be determined is whether it’s also an easy way out. There’s no question golf is trending young. Matt Fitzpatrick’s win at the U.S. Open only illuminated that. For the first time in the 162-year history of the majors, five consecutive Grand Slam events have been won by five different players under 30. Ten of the top 12 players in the world are in their 20s. Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth say it looks like players who join LIV Golf are conceding their best years are behind them. But several players who’ve joined the circuit are still in their prime, including Brooks Koepka.

UNDATED (AP) — Mike Brown has finally been formally introduced as the Sacramento Kings new coach, just one day after celebrating the Warriors’ fourth championship in eight years with a victory parade through San Francisco. Sacramento hired the well-traveled Brown in May but he stayed with the Warriors through their postseason run that ended with the franchise’s fourth championship in eight years last Thursday night in the clinching Game 6 at Boston.

TUESDAY SCORES

INTERLEAGUE

Final Washington 3 Baltimore 0

Final Texas 7 Philadelphia 0

Final Houston 8 N.Y. Mets 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Final Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 4

Final Boston 5 Detroit 4

Final Cleveland 6 Minnesota 5

Final Chicago White Sox 7 Toronto 6

Final Seattle 8 Oakland 2

Final Kansas City 12 L.A. Angels 11

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Final L.A. Dodgers 8 Cincinnati 2

Final Pittsburgh 7 Chicago Cubs 1

Final Miami 9 Colorado 8

Final San Francisco 12 Atlanta 10

Final St. Louis 6 Milwaukee 2

Final San Diego 3 Arizona 2