WSJM Morning Sports-06/01/2021

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Milwaukee Brewers 3, Detroit Tigers 2 – F/10
Chicago White Sox 8, Cleveland Indians 6 – F/8 – Game 1
Cleveland Indians 3, Chicago White Sox 1 – F/7 – Game 2
Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego Padres 2

Brewers 3, Tigers 2 – F/10 – Brewers edge Tigers 3-2 in 10 innings for 5th straight win
Luis Urías hit a shot that bounced over the wall and brought home Omar Narváez with the winning run in the 10th inning as the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2. The Brewers won their fifth straight and snapped the Tigers’ three-game winning streak. The Tigers were starting a six-game road trip after posting their first home sweep of the New York Yankees since 2000. Willy Adames hit a two-run homer for the Brewers. Akil Baddoo had tying solo homer for the Tigers in the seventh.

White Sox 8, Indians 1/Indians 3, White Sox 1 – Ramírez homers, Indians beat Chisox to split 2nd DH in row
José Ramírez’s two-run homer and a solid start by reliever Cal Quantrill led Cleveland to a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox, giving the Indians their second straight split of seven-inning doubleheaders in two days. Ramírez connected for his 13th homer in the third inning off Jimmy Lambert to break a 1-1 tie. The Indians also split with Toronto on Sunday. In the first game, Adam Eaton’s two-run homer and José Abreu’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning sent the White Sox to an 8-6 win. Indians starter Triston McKenzie struck out a club record eight straight hitters, two short of the major league record.

Cubs 7, Padres 2 – Báez goes deep twice as Stewart, Cubs beat Padres 7-2
Javier Báez and Patrick Wisdom each homered twice, helping Kohl Stewart and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 7-2. Pressed into action after Trevor Williams had an appendectomy Sunday morning, Stewart pitched five innings of one-run ball in his first major league win since July 21, 2019, for Minnesota. Kris Bryant also went deep as Chicago won for the seventh time in eight games. San Diego dropped to 4-4 on its 10-game road trip. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his 16th homer and Wil Myers drove in a run, but that was it for the Padres.

Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians, 6:10 p.m.
Detroit Tigers at Milwaukee Brewers, 7:40 p.m.                94.9 WSJM/103.7 Cosy-FM 7:20
San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.

MLB – Cubs place RHP Williams on IL, recall Stewart to start
The Chicago Cubs have placed right-hander Trevor Williams on the 10-day injured list, adding another name to their long list of injured players. Williams was scheduled to start Monday against San Diego, but he had an appendectomy Sunday. Kohl Stewart was recalled from Triple-A Iowa to take Williams’ turn against the Padres. Despite a rash of injuries, the Cubs won 12 of 16 heading into the series with San Diego. Williams, Jason Heyward, Jake Marisnick, Nico Hoerner, Matt Duffy, Alec Mills and Justin Steele have gone on the IL since May 10.

NBA – National Basketball Association Playoffs – Round 1 – Best of 7
Last Night
Washington Wizards 122, Philadelphia 76ers 114                      (PHI leads 3-1)
Utah Jazz 120, Memphis Grizzlies 113                                        (UTA leads 3-1)

Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets, 7:30 p.m.                                (BKN leads 3-1)
Portland Trailblazers at Denver Nuggets, 9:00 p.m.                   (Series tied 2-2)
Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns, 10:00 p.m.                          (Series tied 2-2)

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Phoenix Mercury at Chicago Sky, 8:30 p.m.
Indiana Fever at Seattle Storm, 10:30 p.m.

NHL – 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 2 – Best of 7
Last Night – Round 1
Montreal Canadiens 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 1                             (MTL wins 4-3)

Last Night – Round 2
New York Islanders 4, Boston Bruins 3 – OT                               (Series tied 1-1)

Tonight – Round 2
Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m.                (TBL leads 1-0)

Olympics – US men miss qualifying for Olympic 3-on-3 basketball debut
The 3-on-3 street version of basketball makes its Olympic debut in Tokyo but the United States men’s team won’t be there. The U.S. has lost to the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of an Olympic qualifying tournament in Austria that offered three tickets to the eight-team lineup at the games. The Americans were world champions in 2019 and had former NBA players Dominique Jones and Robbie Hummel on a four-player roster for the qualifying event.  The Dutch were joined by Latvia and Poland in the men’s Olympic lineup. The U.S. women did advance to the Olympics with France and Japan.

Olympics – US beats Nicaragua to open 2nd chance at Olympic baseball
Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in a two-run first inning, St. Louis prospect Matthew Liberatore pitched one-run ball for five innings and manager Mike Scioscia’s U.S. team beat Nicaragua 7-1 in the first game of its second chance to qualify for the Olympics. Liberatore allowed five hits with four strikeouts and a walk. Brandon Dickson, Anthony Gose and Marc Rzepczynski combined for four innings of hitless relief. In the other Group A game, the Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 5-2. In Group B, Venezuela beat Cuba 6-5 as Robinson Chirinos, Hernán Pérez and Carlos Pérez homered. Canada blanked Colombia 7-0.

Tennis – Federer wins in first major match in 16 months
Roger Federer has made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis after 16 months away. Federer’s first match at a major tournament since the 2020 Australian Open ended with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 victory over qualifier Denis Istomin at the French Open. Federer, who turns 40 in August, had two operations on his right knee last year. Also today, American Sofia Kenin broke a four-match losing streak on clay and won her opening match at the French Open by beating 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Tennis – Osaka: Withdrawing from French Open would be best
Naomi Osaka says she thinks withdrawing from the French Open would be “the best thing for the tournament” and for her own well-being. The four-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player says on Twitter that by pulling out, “everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris.” Osaka’s tweet comes a day after she was fined $15,000 for skipping the postmatch news conference following her first-round victory. She was also warned that she could face stiffer penalties, including disqualification or even suspension, if she continues to avoid the media.

Tennis – Tennis stars, others lend support to Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition, a dramatic turn of events for a four-time Grand Slam champion who said she experiences “huge waves of anxiety” before speaking to the media and revealed she has “suffered long bouts of depression.” Osaka’s agent, Stuart Duguid, confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that the world’s No. 2-ranked tennis player was pulling out before her second-round match at the clay-court tournament in Paris.

MILB – Minor League Baseball – High-A Central
No games yesterday

South Bend Cubs at Lansing Lugnuts, 7:05 p.m.
West Michigan Whitecaps at Great Lakes Loons, 7:05 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Baseball – District Quarterfinals
Division 1 at St. Joseph (1st round at local sites)
Kalamazoo Central at St. Joseph, 5:00 p.m.
Portage Northern at Mattawan, 5:00 p.m.

Division 1 at Gull Lake (1st round at local sites)
Holt at Battle Creek Central, 4:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Lakeshore
Niles vs. Dowagiac, 5:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Otsego (1st round at local sites)
Paw Paw at South Haven, 4:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Bridgman
Brandywine at Bridgman, 4:30 p.m.

Division 3 at Centreville (1st round at local sites)
Constantine at Parchment, 5:00 p.m.

Division 4 at River Valley
Eau Claire at River Valley, 5:00 p.m.

Softball – Regular Season
St. Joseph at Loy Norrix 4:00 p.m.
Lakeshore at Buchanan, 5:00 p.m.
South Haven at Three Rivers, 4:30 p.m.

Softball – District Quarterfinals
Division 1 at St. Joseph (1st round at local sites)
Portage Central at Portage Northern, 5:00 p.m.

Division 1 at Byron Center (1st round at local sites)
Kalamazoo Central at Gull Lake, 5:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Edwardsburg (1st round at local sites)
Paw Paw at Niles, 4:30 p.m.

Division 2 at Harper Creek (1st round at local sites)
Sturgis at Harper Creek, 5:00 p.m.
Coldwater at Battle Creek Pennfield, 4:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Hartford (1st round at local sites)
Bloomingdale at Bangor, 5:00 p.m.
Watervliet at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Bronson
Centreville vs. Brandywine, 5:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Bridgman
New Buffalo vs. River Valley, 4:30 p.m.

Division 4 at Eau Claire
Marcellus at Eau Claire, 5:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Mendon
White Pigeon at Mendon, 5:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Martin (1st round at local sites)
Athens at Martin, 4:30 p.m.
Tekonsha at Bellevue, 4:30 p.m.

Soccer – District Semifinals
Division 2 at Paw Paw
Lakeshore vs. Paw Paw, 5:00 p.m.
St. Joseph vs. Vicksburg, 7:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Harper Creek
Gull Lake vs. Thornapple Kellogg, 5:00 p.m.
Battle Creek Pennfield vs. Plainwell, 7:00 p.m.

Division 2 at Holland (2nd round at local sites)
Allegan at Hamilton, 6:00 p.m.
Byron Center at Wayland, 6:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Brandywine (2nd round at local sites)
Coloma at Three Rivers, 5:00 p.m.
Dowagiac at Buchanan, 5:00 p.m.

Division 3 at Otsego
Holland Christian vs. GR Covenant Chr. 5:00 p.m.
Otsego vs. Hudsonville Unity Christian, 7:00 p.m.

Division 4 at Hartford (2nd round at local sites)
Saugatuck at Hartford, 5:00 p.m.
Holland Black River at Watervliet, 5:00 p.m.

Division 1 at Holt (2nd round at local sites)
Mattawan at Portage Northern, 6:00 p.m.
Loy Norrix at Portage Central, 6:00 p.m.