Tigers sweep DH with Cleveland, Sox and Cubs fall in 10 – WSJM Morning Sports

MLB – Major League Baseball
Yesterday
Detroit Tigers 4, Cleveland Guardians 1 – Game 1
Detroit Tigers 5, Cleveland Guardians 3 – Game 2
Milwaukee Brewers 5, Chicago Cubs 2 – 10 Innings
Minnesota Twins 6, Chicago White Sox 3 – 10 Innings

Tigers 4, Guardians 1/Tigers 5, Guardians 3 – Schoop has 6 hits in DH as Tigers sweep Guardians
Jonathan Schoop had two singles to close out a six-hit day, Eric Haase had his sixth home run and Tyler Alexander pitched three-plus scoreless innings of relief to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win in the second game for a sweep of the day-night doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians. Schoop, who entered the day hitting .191, had four singles in four at-bats in a 4-1 Tigers win in the opener. Tigers starter Alex Faedo was pulled for right hip soreness in the top of the fourth and Alexander (2-3) took over. Schoop had an RBI single and Victor Reyes a run-scoring grounder to tie it 3-3 in the fourth. Riley Greene’s RBI infield single in the sixth put the Tigers ahead and Haase homered in the seventh.

Twins 6, White Sox 3 – F/10 – Arraez gets 3 hits as Twins beat White Sox 6-3 in 10 innings
Luis Arraez had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in Minnesota’s four-run 10th inning, and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3. Arraez’s leadoff grounder against Joe Kelly drove in pinch-runner Gilberto Celestino. Jorge Polanco added a sacrifice fly, and Alex Kirilloff made it 6-2 with a two-run single. The AL Central contenders faced off hours after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. The White Sox talked to Major League Baseball about postponing the game, but it went on as scheduled.

Brewers 5, Cubs 2 – F/10 – Caratini’s HR in 10th gives Brewers 5-2 victory over Cubs
Victor Caratini hit a three-run homer with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Caratini’s big hit followed an eventful ninth inning that featured an inside-the-park homer from Chicago’s Seiya Suzuki and a two-out, bases-loaded walk by Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich. Caratini hit a 2-1 sinker from Scott Effross over the center-field wall in the 10th after striking out in each of his first four plate appearances. Milwaukee’s Brad Boxberger had worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the 10th.

Tonight
Cleveland (Quantrill 4-4) at Detroit (Hutchison 0-4), 7:10 p.m.           WSJM/WCSY 6:50
Minnesota (Archer 2-3) at Chicago White Sox (Kopech 2-5), 8:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 4-6) at Milwaukee (Alexander 2-0), 8:10 p.m.

Tennis – Wimbledon – Quieter, calmer Kyrgios in Wimbledon quarters years later
Nick Kyrgios has reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 7 1/2 years with a five-set victory at Wimbledon over Brandon Nakashima of the United States. Kyrgios repeatedly was visited by a trainer to massage his right shoulder. The unseeded 27-year-old Australian hit 35 aces and pulled out the 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2 win at Centre Court after more than three hours. He was much calmer and quieter than during and after his previous match against No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Kyrgios repeatedly argued with the chair umpire in that win and was later fined $4,000 for cursing aloud. He also was docked $10,000 after his first-round match.

Tennis – Wimbledon – Wimbledon appealing fine from women’s tour over Russia ban
The All England Club is appealing a fine levied by the WTA women’s professional tennis tour for banning Russian and Belarusian players from tournaments in Britain because of the war in Ukraine. The Lawn Tennis Association also is expected to appeal a financial penalty imposed by the WTA after no players from Russia or Belarus were allowed to take part in grass-court tuneup events last month at Eastbourne, Nottingham and Birmingham. All England Club CEO Sally Bolton says the club appealed its WTA fine and is “is still waiting to hear from” the ATP men’s tour.

NHL – NHL Draft: The risk of attending and not getting selected
The NHL draft in Montreal this week is being conducted in person for the first time since 2019 after the coronavirus pandemic forced the past two events to be held remotely. With prospects again in attendance, it opens the age-old question of whether it’s worth going for some at risk of not hearing their name called through the seven-round draft. Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane recalls almost giving up. He sat in the stands through 12-plus rounds over two consecutive summers before finally getting selected 166th overall by Calgary in the 2015 draft in Florida.  The 2022 NHL Draft is Thursday and Friday.  Montreal has the first pick, Detroit will select 8th,  The Blackhawks do not have pick in the first round, they traded the 6th pick to Columbus in the Seth Jones trade.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Tonight
Seattle Storm at Indiana Fever, 7:00 p.m.

WNBA – Griner sends letter to President Biden pleading for his help
Brittney Griner made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed on to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she may never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner’s agent says the letter was delivered on Monday. The Phoenix Mercury All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist is in the midst of a trial in Russia that began last week after she was arrested on Feb. 17 on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for her Russian team. The trial will resume Thursday.

USA Soccer – Morgan scores twice and US women down Haiti 3-0
Alex Morgan scored a pair of first-half goals and the U.S. women’s national team defeated Haiti 3-0 on Monday in the opening match of the CONCACAF W Championship. The tournament determines the region’s four direct berths in the 2023 Women’s World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Midge Purce also scored for the United States, which has won the past two World Cups.

USA Basketball – A win on the 4th: USA Basketball pulls away, tops Cuba 87-64
There were some cheers for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before USA Basketball’s game in Cuba on Independence Day. And then the Americans celebrated the holiday with a big win. Xavier Munford scored 24 points and the U.S. defeated Cuba 87-64 on Monday night to close the first round of qualifying for next year’s Basketball World Cup. The U.S. is now 31-1 all-time against the island nation. Munford was 10 for 12 from the floor for the Americans. Justin Jackson scored 13 points for the Americans. They’ll start the second round of World Cup qualifying in late August.

Olympics – Zelenskyy praises IOC for supporting bans on Russian sport
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has thanked the IOC for supporting a ban on Russian teams and athletes competing in most Olympics sports. On Tuesday, a sports court in Switzerland will hear a Russian appeal to challenge the ruling in international soccer. Zelenskyy met with IOC president Thomas Bach in Kyiv on Sunday. He praised Bach’s “unwavering position” on sports sanctions against Russia and its ally Belarus. Zelenskyy said 89 Ukrainian athletes and coaches have died in hostilities that are now in a fifth month. The IOC has tripled an aid fund for Ukrainian sport to $7.5 million.

Competitive Eating – Joey Chestnut is chomp champ again in July 4 hot dog contest
Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has gobbled his way to a 15th win at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. Chestnut powered down 63 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Monday at the annual exhibition of excess. Women’s record-holder Miki Sudo took the women’s title after skipping last year’s frank fest because she was pregnant. Sudo downed 40 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to notch her eighth victory. A spectator wearing a Darth Vader mask momentarily disrupted the competition by rushing the stage. Chestnut put the protester in a brief chokehold before contest officials escorted the intruder away.

MILB – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 9, South Bend Cubs 1
Lansing Lugnuts 7, Great Lakes Loons 4
West Michigan Whitecaps 20, Dayton Dragons 1

Tonight
No games tonight