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PATTONVILLE SCHOOLS ADAPT AND THRIVE ‘We really believe every single student is going to be proficient. We know they’re not all going to get there at the same time. But our teachers believe that, our students believe that.’

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Even though Express Scripts is being acquired by insurance giant Cigna, the St. Louis County-based company will keep its name and continue marketing and branding under the Express Scripts moniker, according to details included in a merger proxy filed Wednesday. In March it was announced that Express Scripts, the largest public company to ever call St. Louis home, was being sold to health insurer Cigna in a $67 billion deal. When the deal was announced, many details were not disclosed about how the new companies would operate after the merger finalizes. See CIGNA • Page A4

Mizzou cutting 12 graduate programs after academic review CRISTINA M. FLETES • cfletes@post-dispatch.com

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Charisma Orr, 18, of Overland, a senior at Pattonville High School, performs an exercise on a dummy during Health Sciences/Certified Nurse Assistant class on April 12. Pattonville High School focuses on giving practical opportunities to learn from more than textbooks.

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The Pattonville School District has a seemingly simple mantra: All children are capable of high academic performance. “We really believe every single student is going to be proficient,” said Tim Pecoraro, Pattonville’s assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction. “We know they’re not all going to get there at the same time. But our teachers believe that, our students believe that.” School leaders say this conviction has helped Pattonville quietly emerge as one of the region’s highest-performing school districts in recent years, according to state school performance reports. About two decades ago, Pattonville looked like a district doomed to fail. In 1998, the federal government approved a plan to build a $1.1 billion runway extension at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, within Pattonville’s boundaries. About 2,000 businesses and single-family homes were

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COLUMBIA, MO. • The University of Missouri will cut 12 graduate programs and introduce a new interdisciplinary college in 2019 as part of an overhaul of academic programs announced Wednesday. The announcement follows nearly a year of work by a 17-person university committee that reviewed graduate programs and recommended investment and collaboration opportunities. The committee recommended cutting twice as many graduate programs as the 12 announced by university Chancellor Alexander Cartwright.

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Filing shows Trump paid Cohen, who paid Daniels BY DAVID A. FAHRENTHOLD AND JONATHAN O’CONNELL Washington Post

In new financial disclosure documents, President Donald Trump reported reimbursing his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for an expenditure over $100,000 last year — an apparent reference to the $130,000 that Cohen paid to ensure the silence of an adult-film actress who claimed she had an affair with Trump. “In 2016 expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trump’s attorneys, Michael Cohen,” Trump reported in a foot-

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of the House committee investigating Eric Greitens begged the Republican governor to testify before the panel as it considers his impeachment. But attorneys for the often secretive governor said Wednesday there is no guarantee that will happen. “That’s going to be an issue for the governor and his personal attorney,” said Ross Garber, an impeachment expert who is representing the Office of the Governor. Garber’s comments came after the panel spent more than two hours

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Next best thing to being there: Author to discuss famous fight costs, which connect with one of the company’s main businesses, home financing. Nevertheless, St. Louis scored best when it came to races available to runners, with a rate of 3.5 races per 10,000 residents. Only Arlington, Va., the No. 1 overall city on the list, finished higher. Of nearby major cities, only Cincinnati finished ahead of us, at No. 11. Chicago was the only other neighbor to finish in the top 25, at No. 22. The top five running cities: the aforementioned Arlington; Minneapolis; Madison, Wis.; San Francisco; and Seattle.

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BATTLE BORN • The Battle of St. Louis — yes, there was one — happened 238 years ago on May 26. So on Sunday, local lawyer/historian Stephen L. Kling Jr. will give a talk as part of the Missouri History Museum’s annual celebration of the battle’s anniversary. The event Kling begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Kling is the author of a book about the conflict: “The Battle of St. Louis, the Attack on Cahokia, and the American Revolution in the West.” Kling contends that contrary to many books that treat the battle as a mere skirmish, the colonial victory was strategically significant because it kept control of the Mississippi River out of British hands. The actual conflict took place between British and American forces along the western edge of what is now the Gateway Arch grounds, near a 40-foot tower known as Fort San Carlos. After a two-hour firefight, the British claimed to have killed 68 colonists, while the colonial side reported losing only 21 defenders. The British troops had few casualties, but they did not gain control of the Mississippi. DIAMOND NOTES • Local lawyer Keith Phoenix will begin his term as president of the Missouri Athletic Club. P h o e n i x , wh o re places Mike Schoedel, is a founder of the Sandberg, Phoenix and von Gontard law firm. He will serve the standard one-year term beginning Thursday. Other new MAC officers Phoenix are vice presidents Aaron Pawlitz and Matt Morris; secretary Andrew Carter and treasurer David Smith.

MITCHELL NOLTE • Courtesy Stephen L. Kling Jr.

TOP: Cover of Stephen L. Kling Jr.’s book about the Battle of St. Louis. BOTTOM: Artist’s rendition of Fort San Carlos.

RUN STL, RUN • The news that St. Louis ranks well for runners should put a pep in the step of the throngs that love to run. Our fair burg finished at No. 13 out of the largest 100 cities in the U.S., according to data compiled by personal finance company SmartAsset. The company based its findings on number of races per capita, walkability, safety, gyms per capita, percentage of parkland and access to parks. The study also factored in housing

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Last month, this bureau reported that St. Louis was a good place to open your own business. This month, we’re here to tell you it’s an even better city in which to start a career, according to personal finance website Wallethub. Our fair burg came in at No. 18 out of the largest 183 cities in the U.S., compared to finishing at No. 23 in Wallethub’s business startup list. The list-lovers looked at two main factors: professional opportunities and quality of life. We got good marks in the opportunity field, finishing at No. 11. The factors taken into account for that category included: availability of entry-level jobs, job fairs, monthly starting salaries, annual job growth rate, economic mobility, workforce diversity and unemployment and underemployment rate. We did not fare as well in providing quality of life, clocking in at No. 59. The factors in that area included: median annual income, average length of workweek, average commute time, share of population ages 25-34 and housing affordability. No nearby major cities finished better than us, and Cincinnati was the closest at No. 35. Other neighborly finishes were: Nashville, Tenn. (49); Kansas City (56); Springfield, Mo. (74); Louisville, Ky. (83); Indianapolis (99); Chicago (112); and Memphis, Tenn. (159). Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

DIGEST FRANKLIN COUNTY > I-44 closures planned • Work crews are scheduled to demolish the St. Mary’s Road bridge over Interstate 44 this weekend — a project that will require partial and total shutdowns of one side of the highway for several hours. The St. Mary’s bridge itself will close at 7 a.m. Friday for three months to allow for the demolition and then the construction of a replacement span. All westbound lanes of I-44 will close at 1 a.m. Saturday at Highway 100 and reopen by 4 a.m. All eastbound lanes will shut down at 1 a.m. Sunday at Route O and reopen by 4 a.m. There also will be single lane closures at various spots Friday and Saturday. ST. LOUIS COUNTY > New bridge will span parkway • Work begins Monday on replacing the 13-year-old bridge over Forest Park Parkway to Washington University with a much wider span with separate paths for pedestrians and bicyclists. The new bridge, scheduled to open in October, will be twice as wide as the current 8.5-foot structure. During the project, the sidewalk on the south side of the parkway between Throop and Hoyt drives will be closed, but Throop will stay open. The university is paying for the new bridge, part of the Great Rivers Greenway system.

EDWARDSVILLE > Council raises fee on developers who omit green space • The Edwardsville City Council voted Tuesday night to make it more costly for developers who fail to factor green space into their projects. As part of amendments made to the city’s code, developers who don’t factor in open space could face a fee of $41,000 per acre. The fee is now $12,500 per acre. Officials said the goal of the changes is to emphasize the importance of green space. The changes also give the council the ability to adjust the per-acre cost annually without having to rewrite or add to the amendment. Officials said this option puts flexibility in their hands to address market trends in land values. ROCK HILL > Municipal center ‘on track’ to open this summer • Work on the new municipal center is “on track” for an August opening, City Manager Jennifer Yackley said at the Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday. “But we still have May, June, July,” Yackley added. “I don’t want to make a false promise.” The board authorized Yackley to contract with Summit Sign and Graphics to create and install signs and artwork at the new municipal center. The cost is $35,637.

QUINCY, ILL. > State to help pay for new well at veteran’s home • Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state will spend about $3 million to help build a new water source in a western Illinois community where Legionnaires’ disease has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents of a state veteran’s home. Rauner said Wednesday Illinois will split the cost with the city of Quincy, which currently gets water from the Mississippi River. He says the new well will provide “cleaner and safer” water. Legionnaire’s is caused by waterborne bacteria inhaled from vapor. The Republican also called on the Democratic-controlled Legislature to approve up to $230 million for a new veteran’s home. He says legislation to provide the funds, which the GOP sponsor filed Wednesday, “should have been sent to my desk already.” Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says legislative leaders learned of the measure Tuesday night and lawmakers want to discuss possible funding for other veteran’s homes. From staff, correspondent and wire reports

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PEOPLE DJ Khaled, Lamar lead bids for 2018 BET Awards DJ Khaled is up for six trophies at the BET Awards, with his hit collaborations “Wild Thoughts,” anchored by Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and “Top Off,” which features Jay-Z, Future and Beyoncé, leading the way. The producer is up for the night’s highest honors, album and video of the year, as well as the viewer’s choice award. Kendrick Lamar follows with five nods, including two for album of the year with his Grammy Award-winning “Damn.” — the first recording outside of classical or jazz to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music — and the soundtrack to “Black Panther” that he oversaw. BET’s annual telecast will air live June 24 from the Microsoft Theater at 7 p.m. St. Louis time. All the royals TV you need before Harry weds Meghan • The happy day is Saturday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. If you need to, write that down, and know that television will be there. The wedding, to take place at Windsor Castle in the modest enormousness of St. George’s Chapel, will be covered live not only by all four big broadcast networks, but by PBS, E! and BBC America, the last of which will simulcast the BBC’s own feed. CNN and HLN are sending troops. On the West Coast it will be a tossup between staying up late and getting up early — the ceremony begins at 4 a.m. Pacific Time. Most exciting for some viewers will be HBO’s “The Royal Wedding Live With Cord and Tish!” featuring Pasadena broadcast legends Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, reputed to be Rose Parade veterans but bearing a strong resemblance to Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon. Coverage begins at 6:30 a.m. St. Louis time.

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Singer Taj Mahal is 76. Singer-guitarist George Johnson is 65. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 62. Actor Craig Ferguson is 56. Actor David Eigenberg is 54. Singer Jordan Knight is 48. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy is 44. Actor Tahj Mowry is 32. Actress Nikki Reed is 30. Actress Leven Rambin is 28. From news services

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CORRECTIONS Ahmed Bshara is from the West Bank city of Nablus. A news story on Wednesday about Palestinian protests in St. Louis was incorrect.

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Death of Hupp’s mother out at murder trial Discussion of Faria stabbing death is postponed BY ROBERT PATRICK St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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who will hear the capital murder trial of Pam Hupp, who fatally shot a man here in 2016, barred on Monday any mention of the death of Hupp’s mother during the trial. Nicholas Williams, one of Hupp’s lawyers, said that prosecutors had no objection to excluding mention of the 2013 death of

Pamela Hupp

Shirley Neumann, 77, in St. Louis County. She died after an apparent fall from the balcony of her apartment near Fenton. The defense also sought to ex-

clude mention of the stabbing death of Hupp’s friend, Elizabeth “Betsy” Faria in Lincoln County in 2011, but that discussion was postponed. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for June 8. Witnesses are expected to get into some of the evidence in the case in that hearing. In a statement, Williams said the court motions “are not about guilt or innocence. They are about fairness.” Hupp fatally shot Louis Gumpenberger, 33, on Aug. 16, 2016. She told police that Gumpenberger was trying to kidnap her, but prosecutors say she

killed him to divert suspicion from herself amid a reinvestigation of Faria’s death. Russell Faria was convicted of his wife’s murder, then acquitted in a 2015 retrial after an appeal that argued in part that his lawyers should have been allowed to present Hupp as the more likely suspect in Faria’s death. Hupp has denied killing Faria in interviews with the Post-Dispatch and KTVI (Channel 2), which have jointly investigated the case since 2013. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

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LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS > Man who ran out of gas is shot • A man who ran out of gas in the middle of a St. Louis street early Wednesday was shot in the back by two men who stopped to confront him, police say. The victim, 21, told police he ran out of gas in the middle of Ferry Street at about 2 a.m. Wednesday. Two men in a silver Kia Optima pulled up alongside him and asked him what he was doing. The victim told them he lived in the neighborhood. The driver of the Kia parked the car, and two men got out and began shooting at the victim in the 2100 block of Ferry Street. Police say the victim got out of his car, ran to his home nearby and called police. Police found him suffering from gunshot wounds to the back. He was stable at a hospital, police said. One suspect was described as a black man with a heavy build, 26 or 27 years old with a dark complexion and mohawk-style haircut. He wore a white T-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. Police did not have a detailed description on the accomplice. MADISON COUNTY, MO. > Pedestrian struck, killed on highway • A man from Fredericktown, Mo., was struck by two vehicles and killed Monday on Highway 67 while he was walking in the road, police say. The Missouri Highway Patrol identified the victim as John P. Girard, 25. It happened at about 9 p.m. Monday on Highway 67, about a mile south of Fredericktown, in Madison County, Mo. Police say Girard was walking in the road when he was hit by a northbound 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt. The Cobalt knocked Girard into oncoming traffic, and he was then hit by a southbound 2004 Dodge Ram pickup. Girard died at the scene.

Illinois governor’s death penalty plan adds new flaws to old one PAT GAUEN For the Post-Dispatch

During my first visit to a prison, a guard in the textile shop pointed out a little old man absorbed in operating some kind of machine. At 40-some years, he was then the longest-serving inmate at Illinois’ Menard Correctional Center, in Chester. “Murder,” explained my guide, who seemed to know little else about it. I wondered whether the killer, who looked like a kindly grandfather, thought he had been fortunate in avoiding the electric chair. Imagining myself innocent — for I cannot fathom the idea of murdering anyone — I always said I would rather be sentenced to death than to life in prison. It seems preferable to living out my life caged. More importantly, capital cases appear to get a lot closer review. It seems that the legal system frets more about wrongfully executing me than wrongfully condemning me to rot for decades behind bars. This has not been much of an issue in my home state of Illinois since Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation in 2011 doing away with the 1977 capital punishment law. It was mistakes that killed the killings. In that interim, more death row inmates had been exonerated (20) than executed (12). With that backdrop, Gov. Bruce Rauner this week offered a peculiar proposal. The Republican governor used his amendatory veto power to modify a gun control bill to add a new crime category called “death penalty murder.” It could be used against someone who killed a police officer or more than one person at a time. The peculiar part is how Rauner proposes to avoid resuming the risk of convicting innocent people. The new law would require prosecutors to prove guilt “beyond all doubt.” We haven’t seen this before. The standard has always been proof “beyond a reasonable doubt.” Jurors largely must decide for themselves what that means. They are expected to apply common sense and life experiences to a verdict that feels certain, but are not required to determine that there is no doubt whatsoever. The new standard is problematic. Court rules and appellate decisions are tailored to the “reasonable doubt” standard. Would a “death penalty murder” defendant walk free if the higher requirement were not met? Or would jurors have the added chore of also considering a lesser certainty for a lesser penalty? And if that lesser penalty is life in

prison, shouldn’t the higher standard of proof apply there, too? As I already pointed out, the state is effectively killing someone either way. Moreover, dropping the death penalty meant saving money spent for specially qualified prosecutors and defense attorneys and defense investigators. Heck, executioners are even having trouble getting the lethal drugs they need. Do we want to drop all these problems back into Illinois’ lap? And for what? I know there are plenty of people who support death sentences, which are still possible in the federal court system and 31 states. I once counted myself among those folks, until deciding that there is no measurable benefit to weigh against the cost and risks. Deterrence? Vengeance? Rauner’s proposal doesn’t change that. I’m second to none in appreciation of the dangers of police work. But does a death penalty protect cops? Data from the Officers Down Memorial Page, a respected and detailed online resource about law enforcement mortality, suggests maybe not. The organization catalogs all means of duty deaths, from heart attacks to traffic crashes to shootings and stabbings. For the six years before the state abolished its death penalty, I found 17 obviously intentional killings of Illinois officers: 13 by guns and four by vehicles. In the six years following, I found just five: two by guns, two by vehicles and one by other assault. The supposed deterrent doesn’t seem to have mattered. Also, let’s not forget that misconduct by prosecutors, unfairly stacked evidence and incompetence by defense lawyers — which have been major factors in past wrongful convictions — might as easily fool jurors into thinking a case is foolproof. I figure that Rauner, who is seeking reelection, is really looking for political gain on a bill whose original purpose frustrates some weapons owners. Its terms would lengthen the waiting period to buy assault-type rifles to three days from one, prohibit rapid-fire attachments such as bump stocks, and put tighter reins on “dangerous” people possessing firearms. The bill already passed, but cannot become law unless the Legislature either endorses the governor’s additions or overrides them. Rauner has said he supports the gun restrictions. Restoring a death penalty could be a way to soften the blow of that as a concession to his party’s hard-liners. In the end, will he find support for his changes with a continuing Democratic legislative majority that dumped the death penalty seven years ago? The answer may not be beyond all doubt, but I think it’s beyond reasonable doubt.


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Greitens’ lawyers won’t change tactics Defense team will aggressively pursue prosecutor, investigator BY ROBERT PATRICK St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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souri Gov. Eric Greitens, who had one criminal case against him dismissed this week, said Wednesday that their legal efforts would be just as vigorous in the remaining criminal case. Greitens was charged by complaint last month with computer tampering for allegedly using, or misusing, a list of donors to The

Mission Continues charity he co-founded to help fund his 2016 campaign. He has been issued a summons to appear, but defense lawyer Jim Martin said the governor does not have to come to court until and unless he is indicted on the charge. And Martin said that defense lawyers would mount an effort similar to that which led to the dismissal of the invasion of privacy charge Monday.

Prosecutors have vowed to refile that charge, which they dismissed during jury selection rather than subject St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to questioning by Greitens’ lawyers under oath. Defense lawyers wanted to question Gardner about her former lead investigator, William Don Tisaby, whom they have accused of perjury. They also have claimed he steered witness testimony to bolster the case against Greitens. Tisaby asserted his Fifth Amendment right against selfincrimination rather than submit to a deposition, and court filings show he planned to do so again if called to testify at Greitens’ trial

this week. Martin said Wednesday that Tisaby would also be an issue in the tampering case. “We know that Tisaby engaged in more than 30 interviews, only two of which he claims were for the invasion of privacy. And therefore there is every reason to believe he has significantly tainted this second matter also,” Martin said. Defense lawyers filed a motion April 24 seeking to disqualify Gardner’s office from handling the case. That has yet to be acted on by a judge and won’t be unless he is indicted, Martin said. Martin said an indictment would be “misguided.”

“The donor list was almost all created by his personal efforts,” Martin said of Greitens. The Mission Continues still has it “and can use it any way they want to use it. There are also various legal technicalities that make this entire event noncriminal.” Gardner’s office has blasted the “scorched-earth” tactics of Greitens’ lawyers, and dismissed them as “theatrics.” Gardner has also defended Tisaby, saying he did not perjure himself. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter RPatrick@post-dispatch.com

Lawmakers ask governor to testify in special session GREITENS • FROM A1

hearing from him and another Greitens office attorney, Edward Greim. They called for a transparent process by the House to determine whether the embattled chief executive should be ousted from office — one in which Greitens’ attorneys should be allowed to cross-examine witnesses. The committee has heard from a number of witnesses in closed session, without the participation of Greitens’ attorneys. But Greitens so far has declined the committee’s invitations to testify under oath. The chairman of the committee, Rep. Jay Barnes, R-Jefferson City, told the attorneys he’d get down on his knees and say “please, please, please” if it would result in Greitens coming before the committee. “If the governor refuses to testify, and I hope that’s not the case, are you going to accuse the committee of being unfair?” Barnes asked the duo, who are being paid a combined $660 an hour in taxpayer funds to represent the office. The committee, which was formed in February after Greitens was charged with felony invasion of privacy in connection with a 2015 extramarital affair, has released two reports, including one on the affair. The felony charge connected with the affair was dropped Monday by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. The second report includes allegations that Greitens operated a shadow campaign before forming a campaign committee in February 2015. Missouri law requires formation of a campaign once the candidate spends more than $500. With the first criminal charge now dismissed and the trial not going forward, Greitens was back in the Capitol on Wednesday. Some lawmakers stopped by his office for breakfast and then headed to the hearing. Among House Republicans on

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Gov. Eric Greitens addresses the media on the steps of the Civil Court building on Monday after the case against him was dismissed.

hand were Reps. Bruce DeGroot of Chesterfield, Chuck Basye of Rochport, Randy Pietzman of Troy, John Wiemann of O’Fallon, Bill White of Joplin, Holly Rehder of Sikeston and Derek Grier of Chesterfield. The committee is working to develop a set of rules that will govern how it operates in the special session, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The attorneys are seeking rules that are most favorable to the governor, including a provision allowing them to cross-examine all witnesses. Greim and Garber said that could include the woman at the center of the felony invasion of privacy case, whose name has not been released publicly.

But just as they wouldn’t guarantee Greitens would appear, they also said it is too early to say whether the woman should be called to testify. “We don’t know what the subject of the special session will be,” Garber said. The House does not have to comply with their requests, and Barnes would not say Wednesday whether rules will be adopted before the session begins Friday evening. In his testimony, Greim called for guidelines that would ensure the public that impeachment is justified. “The facts must be truly extraordinary,” Greim said. Greim said unless the panel adopts his proposed procedure,

Mizzou cuts 12 graduate programs, announces new interdisciplinary college MIZZOU • FROM A1

The decision is part of a systemwide review of programs begun last year to address budget and enrollment concerns. Most of the programs being inactivated will be combined into other degree programs. For example, programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources will combine to create a new curriculum in the Division of Applied Social Sciences for students studying agricultural education, rural sociology, science and agricultural journalism, and agricultural and applied economics. “This includes a host of programs and departments that are merging and the planned development of several new programs,” Cartwright said in a letter addressed to the university community Wednesday. “I want to emphasize that any student who is accepted to or enrolled in programs slated for inactivation will be able to complete their degree.” The graduate programs being completely cut include the master’s program in religious studies, the master’s and Ph.D. programs in nuclear engineering, and the nuclear safeguards science and technology graduate certificate. All of the School of Medicine’s Ph.D. programs will either be combined into other programs or inactivated, except for biochemistry. A number of graduate pro-

grams remain under review for potential changes, including history, public affairs, sociology, teaching, geological sciences, neuroscience, genetics, food sciences, industrial engineering, American law, personal finance planning, and dispute resolution. The university task force issued its recommendations in January to cut 27 programs. A university spokesman said at the time enrollment in those programs represented about 6 percent of the 1,887 doctoral students and 2 percent of the 3,250 master’s students. The College of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies would replace the current Office of Graduate Studies. The college would be home to interdisciplinary academic programs and it would provide administrative support to the university’s traditional graduate programs. Cartwright and Interim Provost Jim Spain met with deans and the campus community to discuss the task force’s recommendations from January, which led to support for the concept of a college for interdisciplinary and graduate studies. Such courses of study combine multiple disciplines that essentially allow students to design their own specialized majors. For example, the chemical engineering doctoral program is merging with biological engineering. Leaders and faculty within the French and Italian doctoral programs are working to

combine with German and Russian Studies to create a new Department of International Studies. Professor Chris Riley-Tillman, a faculty fellow in Cartwright’s office focused on institutional effectiveness, said establishing the new college by 2019 is “ambitious” but doable. “Hopefully we would have pieces of this up and running in the spring, use it in recruiting and admissions, refine it over the summer, and roll it out in full form in the fall,” Riley-Tillman said. Cartwright also said that campus leaders will work with faculty to develop a routine mechanism for reviewing academic programs on a regular basis. Mizzou’s effort is part of an ongoing, statewide effort to trim degree programs that have lower enrollment. About 900 certificate, associate, undergraduate and graduate degrees were identified as falling short of state standards for graduates and other measures during a routine audit by the state in 2017. The other three University of Missouri campuses are also developing reports on strengths and weaknesses of their degree programs as part of an overall review requested by the system president. The St. Louis campus announced program cuts and changes earlier this month. Mike Faulk • 314-340-8656 @mike_faulk on Twitter mfaulk@post-dispatch.com

there will be “severe violence to the careful separation of powers maintained since 1821. “At stake, ultimately, is an election,” Garber added. While Greim said it is important for the House to act based on facts, Barnes said it would be helpful if the governor would testify before the panel. “This committee wants to hear the truth. We are begging to hear from Governor Greitens,” Barnes said. Since taking office, Greitens has often operated in secret, using a special phone app that destroys text messages after being read, installing special locks on the doors to his suite of offices and not announcing when he

is traveling out of the state. He hasn’t answered reporters’ questions for weeks. “When can we expect to hear from the governor?” asked Rep. Don Phillips, R-Kimberling City, who also is a member of the committee. “That’s not a decision we’d participate in right now,” Greim said. “We’re putting the cart before the horse a little bit.” Greim said he is focused on laying out the procedures of the special session. “It’s our job to make sure the governor has the opportunity to testify,” Greim said. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

Express Scripts to remain in St. Louis and retain name CIGNA • FROM A1

On Wednesday, the two released terms of the deal that reiterated plans to keep Express Scripts’ operations in the St. Louis region, while the combined company’s headquarters will be in Bloomfield, Conn., where Cigna is based. Tim Wentworth, 57, will stay on and lead Express Scripts as president, reporting to David Cordani, CEO of Cigna, as previously announced. Express Scripts is one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers, providing prescription drugs to millions of Americans. Under terms of the deal, four of Express Scripts’ current board members will be seated on the combined company’s 13-member board: William DeLaney, retired CEO of Sysco Corp.; Elder Granger, president, CEO of The 5Ps LLC; Kathleen Mazzarella, chairman, president, CEO of Graybar Electric Co.; and William Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care System. • George Paz, the former longtime CEO and current board chair, will not serve on the board of the combined company, according to the filing. • Employees can expect to retain their current wages. The combined company will “honor all Express Scripts benefit plans and compensation arrangements,” according to the filing. • Express Scripts employs

4,687 people in the region and 26,600 worldwide. The deal is pending approval from shareholders and is under review by the Department of Justice. If the deal is terminated, either party could owe a fee of either $2.1 billion or $1.6 billion depending on the reason for the breakup, according to the filing. Express Scripts was founded in the area in 1986, and grew into a behemoth in the health care industry, generating more than $100 billion in annual revenue. Express Scripts had long touted its benefits as a standalone company, and its acquisition raises questions about the long-term viability of independent pharmacy benefit managers. The company’s competitors are all hitched to other entities. For example, CVS Caremark, another pharmacy benefits manager, is part of CVS Health, which operates retail clinics inside its chain of drugstores. And Optum is part of the insurance giant UnitedHealth. Leading up to the deal between Express Scripts and Cigna, the health care industry was quickly changing with an impending merger between CVS and Aetna and reports of Amazon entering the industry. Samantha Liss • 314-340-8017 @samanthann on Twitter sliss@post-dispatch.com


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Process to explore privatization of Lambert stalls BY CELESTE BOTT st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • It’s been nearly four months since a committee picked consultants for the potential privatization of St. Louis Lambert International Airport – a team that includes financial and legal advisers, as well as a nonprofit funded by retired financier Rex Sinquefield. The committee in January chose the Sinquefieldaffiliated Grow Missouri Inc., and two other firms – McKenna & Associates LLC and Moelis & Co. LLC – to seek and evaluate proposals from companies that want to lease the airport, which the city would continue to own. Discussions over a contract for the consultants’ services have continued behind closed doors ever since. On Wednesday, the same committee formally recommended the contract to top officials on the Board of Estimate and Apportionment: Mayor Lyda Krewson, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed and Comptroller Darlene Green. A vote was expected at the board’s meeting on Wednesday, but Reed said he had misgivings about a proposed amendment. That came as a surprise to Krewson, who expressed frustration. “We had the commitment of the president that he had gotten what he needed. We’ve added a number of consultants in this document at his request, and I think those consultants have made it a better contract, but today we had some surprises. “We’ve only been working on this, oh let’s see, six months? So today he had some more demands,” Krewson said. At issue is a disagreement over a proposed group that would work alongside the consulting firms and make recommendations. Under the current contract, that would include the city counselor, the airport director, the budget director and representatives of Krewson, Reed and Green. The contract itself, including any proposed changes, aren’t available to the public until the Board of Estimate and Apportionment approves it. Reed says he wants to take additional time to iron out the language and make sure the working group is transparent. Reed has said he won’t support a privatization deal that doesn’t bring in the funds to adequately allow the city to address issues like blight, debt and job creation. “If those things can’t happen, then it’s not something we should do. So it’s going to take a lot of work,” he said on Wednesday.

A SLOW PROCESS

Former Mayor Francis Slay initiated the privatization effort just weeks before leaving office in early 2017, with the help of Sinquefield’s nonprofit, Grow Missouri Inc., which paid for the city’s application to

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ficer at a northern Illinois high school was hailed as a hero Wednesday for shooting and arresting a former student who fired on him in a hallway while staff and seniors held a graduation rehearsal. The 19-year-old former Dixon High School student suffered wounds that weren’t life-threatening, according to police, who didn’t release his name. The school resource officer, Mark Dallas, took the gunman into custody after shooting him. The shooting happened shortly after 8 a.m. while staff and students were gathered for a graduation rehearsal in Dixon, on the Rock River about 225 miles north of St. Louis.

Sinquefield’s continued involvement has sparked concern among members of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, one of several entities that would have to approve a potential lease agreement down the line. Sinquefield is paying the fees charged by the consultants for their services. If the city moves forward with privatization, he’ll be reimbursed for both those fees and for the application. That taints the entire process, say some aldermen who have urged city leaders to throw out the contracts and start over,

the FAA. The question of whether to lease the city’s airport to a private operator is a complex one, and while such arrangements are commonplace in Europe, there are few examples for St. Louis to look to in the United States. Supporters of the idea say that means St. Louis has a chance to be an innovator. They also point to a potential influx of cash, either paid up front or in installments under a lease, to a cash-strapped city, which could prompt boosts to St. Louis’ dipping credit rating.

this time allowing more input from the Board of Aldermen, the public and airport officials. Krewson, who inherited the effort when she became mayor last year, has said that’s an overreaction. Failing to at least explore privatization would be irresponsible, she said. “I don’t know if there’s going to be anything good for us to consider at the end of this thing or not,” the mayor said. “Today, had we been able to engage this advisory team, we would have begun the process,” she said.

As slow as that process has been, a future lease agreement is still a long way off. Krewson said she isn’t sure if there could be a special meeting schedule to reconsider the contract, or if officials will wait until next month to take another vote. After that, it could take months to find qualified bidders, sort through their proposals and negotiate an agreement to present to city legislators. Beyond elected officials, the airlines operating at Lambert and the Federal Aviation Administration would also need to approve it.

In February, the Board of Aldermen passed a resolution requiring the privatization advisory team to provide updates every 60 days at public hearings. Krewson has said if the consulting contract can’t pass the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, the privatization effort is likely dead. “None of these things come together instantly. But the one thing you have to actually do is start. Today we failed to do that,” Krewson said. Celeste Bott • 314-340-8119 @celestebott on Twitter cbott@post-dispatch.com

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Teachers ‘do what’s best for kids every day’ SCHOOLS • FROM A1

AT THEIR OWN PACE

At Drummond Elementary School on a recent school day, two third-grade teachers took different approaches to reading lessons. Kathleen Terbrock has a class of Tier 1 third-grade students, meaning they scored proficient or advanced when the school tested them earlier in the school year. Several of her students read chapter books quietly on their own at the start of class while others munched on breakfast. Then Terbrock gathered all of them to sit on the floor at the front of the classroom. She presented a book about deserts and asked for their impressions and questions about deserts. Meanwhile, in a classroom down the hall, teacher Courtney Cady’s third-graders were in Tier 3, meaning they tested at least two grade levels behind in English. Cady sat at a table with two boys who read aloud from a picture book about penguin families. They spoke in unison word by word, with pauses between each word to pace themselves. Cady praised the boys when they differentiated between long and short vowels and read a sentence as a question. Cady’s other students sat in their seats with their chins on their desks, using an iPad program called “Epic” that reads aloud stories while highlighting each word so they can follow along. Drummond is one example of how Pattonville meets every student at his or her level, whether they come to school reading at their grade level or three years behind. All Drummond’s thirdgraders are taught from the same district curriculum, but their teachers take them at different paces. Students learn at different rates, Fulton said, therefore it doesn’t make sense for schools to create “a lock-step system based on age,” then stigmatize those who aren’t on pace. “It’s time to re-conceptualize a learning system that just kind of naturally flows with a few key equity outcomes that are important to all kids,” he said. A Pattonville sixth-grader can take geometry or algebra in middle school for high school credit. Conversely, Pattonville High

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Ke’Aira Henderson, 18, a senior at Pattonville High School, shares a moment with Lillian Smith, 82, a resident at Delmar Gardens of Chesterfield on April 6. At local care facilities, students do clinicals as they work toward a certification in nursing.

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razed to make room for the runway, which opened in 2006. Middle-class families and professionals moved away. The proportion of apartments in the district rose and so did the district’s student mobility rate, Superintendent Mike Fulton said. High mobility can make students more likely to struggle in school. The district’s rate of student poverty has doubled since the runway plan was approved. Slightly more than half of students are students of color, and students represent 64 countries and speak 39 languages, according to the district. Among groups of students considered more likely to struggle academically, such as black, Hispanic and low-income students, Pattonville outperforms the state average on state standardized tests, though those students still lag behind white students. But the district avoids mentioning achievement gaps for students of color and low-income students because that can become an excuse, Fulton said. “We don’t even talk about the achievement gap. That’s not the right question,” Fulton said. “We want all kids to get to high performance. It’s that attitude that I think differentiates us.” Once school officials began to realize the impact the runway was going to make on the district, they began formulating their next moves, said Fulton, who joined Pattonville as an assistant superintendent in 1995 before taking the helm in 2007. District leaders wrote a strategic plan and set three key goals: Every child would be a proficient learner, a responsible citizen, and college- and career-ready. Those goals became the district’s “North Star” from which it has not wavered, Fulton said. That long-term vision was matched with stable leadership to carry it out. Fulton is capping off 11 school years as superintendent. He is one of the region’s longest-serving district leaders but will become head of the Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas next year. Fulton will be replaced by Pecoraro, who has worked closely with Fulton and shares his vision. “We have to focus our efforts on driving belief into the system, into the community, that all of our kids matter and that all kids are capable of high performance even if we don’t know how to get them there yet, and that belief became really important to sustaining community,” Fulton said.

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School offers a two-year algebra course for students who are behind in math. Meeting students where they are also means giving high school students credit for their experiences outside the classroom. Some students have earned school credit while working at Walgreens and Bridgeton City Hall, or traveling to Germany and Costa Rica. Computer science students created the district’s mobile app and other students are becoming certified nursing assistants through a high school class. “Last summer, someone did chemistry research,” Pecoraro said. “Are we really going to make them do a chemistry class when they come back?”

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This type of learning requires a lot of good teachers to make it happen. Surveys, district data and interviews with teachers indicate that Pattonville not only attracts and recruits quality teachers, but it also keeps them happy enough to want to stay. For the past three years, the district was among the region’s best workplaces in the Post-Dispatch’s annual rankings, which are based entirely on employee surveys. It was rated the sixthbest place to work among large employers last year, placing it above Ladue and Francis Howell school districts. While other local school districts report struggles in retaining teachers and filling vacancies, Pattonville held onto 91 percent of its teachers this year from last

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year, according to state education department data. Last year, the district received more than 2,000 applications for 30 certified positions. Several Pattonville teachers said in interviews that they believe their bosses support them and listen to them. They said they have the autonomy and flexibility to teach in a way that best serves their students. “We do what’s best for kids every day, and we’re supported from the top down,” said Terbrock, who came to Drummond straight out of college. “That’s why I stayed.” The district frequently solicits feedback from teachers, and schools hold meetings at which teachers have a say in how to use the curriculum in the classroom. “We really believe in the intel-

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ligence of our teachers to provide that feedback of,‘Hey,here’s where we need to go,’” said Joe Dobrinic, who left his job as principal of Hazelwood West High School to become principal at Pattonville High in 2011. “As a result, the teachers have a lot of ownership.” Newly hired teachers go through a two-year induction process that involves mentors, cultural proficiency training, observation of teachers at other schools, first-year teacher support groups and a feedback survey to cap it off, Pecoraro said. “The administrators, they take care of their teachers,” said Lori Yudovich, a reading specialist at Bridgeway Elementary who has worked for Pattonville for 18 years. “And they know the teachers will take care of the students.”

Tara Krato (from left), 18, Carley Halpin, 18, and Emma Appel, 17, all of Maryland Heights and seniors at Pattonville High School, talk to Emma Rudolph, a resident at Delmar Gardens of Chesterfield on April 6. Pattonville High School partners with local care facilities.


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Foot Healers podiatry clinics in St. Louis settled with the federal government for $125,000 for Medicare fraud on false claims from 2010 to 2016. The clinics knowingly billed Medicare for medically necessary toenail removals, when the services provided were routine nail clippings that are not covered by the government insurance program for people older than 65 and others with disabilities, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. “After becoming aware almost five years ago of some billing errors, we successfully worked with the government to correct this. At all times we have been, and remain in good standing with Medicare. We appreciate that the government worked constructively and cooperatively with us to resolve this matter,” John Murray, president of Foot Healers, said in a statement. The podiatry clinic has six locations in the St. Louis area: Brentwood/Clayton, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Shrewsbury, St. Peters and Ballwin/Valley Park.

Under the settlement, Foot Healers will repay the government $125,000 for the false claims. The company also signed a three-year agreement with the government for extra oversight in its compliance with Medicare regulations. The U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Missouri announced the settlement on Monday. Toenail care for older Americans is a common source of Medicare fraud. About one-fourth of the podiatry services paid out by Medicare are for nail debridement (removal of a diseased toenail), according to a 2002 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General. The investigation found that nearly one-fourth of the nail debridements paid out by Medicare were not justified medically, for an estimated $51.2 million in inappropriate payments in 2000. An additional $45.6 million was paid out in unnecessary related services, according to the report.

Blythe Bernhard • 314-340-8129 @blythebernhard on Twitter bbernhard@post-dispatch.com

Lawmakers, governor still battling over school board appointments BY KURT ERICKSON st. Louis Post-dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • A former member

of the state school board is upset that the Missouri Senate is poised to bar him for life from serving on the panel. Eddy Justice, one of five former appointees to the board, told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday he doesn’t think it is proper for the Senate to impose the sanction as a way to punish Gov. Eric Greitens. Justice “I just think it’s underhanded and irresponsible,” said Justice, a Poplar Bluff insurance agent. On Monday, the Senate used a procedural maneuver in an attempt to block Greitens from reappointing his loyalists when the Senate adjourns its session on May 18. In December, after Greitens had stacked the board with his own picks, the new members voted to remove state schools Commissioner Margie Vandeven. Because Greitens had appointed the members when the Legislature was not in session, the nominees — Justice, John D. Russell, Marvin R. Jungmeyer, Jennifer W. Edwards and Eric Teeman — did not need Senate approval before ousting Vandeven.

Since the Senate began its session, however, the governor’s picks have not been confirmed. If no action is taken before Friday’s adjournment, they could be barred for life from the board. Monday’s move to block Greitens by Sen. Gary Romine, R-Farmington, angered Justice. “I was disappointed in Senator Romine’s tactics. I just don’t understand why he’s taking it to this extreme,” Justice said. He said his vote to fire Vandeven was aimed at improving schools. “I felt like Missouri could do better with a new commissioner,” Justice said. “They came down on us like we were the wackiest education reformers.” Greitens, meanwhile, is using his own parliamentary tactics to try and keep the five appointees alive, by citing a 31-yearold attorney general’s opinion stating that he can withdraw the names of members before the Senate rejects the appointment and keep the members from being banned. Justice said he’s not sure if the governor plans to use that argument later this spring. “Whether or not we’ll go that direction, that has not been determined,” Justice said. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

Madison County bus strike possible, agency chief says BY MARK SCHLINKMANN st. Louis Post-dispatch

MADISON COUNTY • Madison County’s transit agency is preparing for a potential strike by its 200 or so bus drivers amid a stalemate in negotiations on a new contract, the agency’s chief said Wednesday. “It is possible,” Jerry Kane, managing director of Madison County Transit, said of a strike. Nick Desideri, a spokesman for Local 1 of the Service Employees International Union, wouldn’t comment on the chances of a strike. However, Desideri said by email that “Local 1 drivers are ready to do whatever it takes to win the contract they need to support their families.” Kane and Desideri both said a dispute over sick leave policy is a key reason for a deadlock in negotiations on a new three-year deal between the union and the Agency for Community Transit, also known as ACT. ACT is a nonprofit entity that operates the bus system and paratransit services for Madison County Transit. Kane said if a substantial number of employees honor a strike, the agency would call off most bus service. However, he said existing nonunion employees would step in to handle paratransit trips considered life-saving, such as transporting people to dialysis treatment. ACT in a news release said the two sides have met seven times since December, most recently on Friday, and that a federal mediator took part in the last four sessions. ACT said the union on March 25 rejected

a revised final offer from management that would make the Madison County drivers among the highest paid in the St. Louis region. Kane said the top pay level would increase by about 2.5 percent in each of the three years to $25.10 an hour. He added that the proposed contract would be among few in the region that extend fulltime health insurance benefits to those in the workforce on part-time duty. Desideri didn’t comment on the wage and benefits proposal but complained about “an unfair sick leave policy that results in many going into work sick and inhibits their ability to support themselves and their families.” Kane said the agency’s attendance policy, which suspends drivers if they call in sick more than three times in 90 days without advance approval, is typical of transit operations. “Unlike a desk job, somebody has to drive that bus,” he said. “Taxpayers don’t want to subsidize a system where buses don’t show up.” Kane said the union is holding an informational meeting Thursday for its members. He said union officials have told employees that a strike authorization vote could come up at a later meeting. Desideri said he can’t comment on “internal plans or procedures as our members discuss next steps” but urged ACT to return to the negotiating table. Kane said management is willing to do so but would not back off the attendance policy. Mark Schlinkmann • 314-340-8265 @markschlinkmann on Twitter mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com

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Strong Clinical Results Worry Big Pharma

Recent clinical trials on JackedUp’s active ingredient have made the drug companies more desperate. The trial results were published in major medical journals, and doctors are now recommending JackedUp to patients.

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Initial Users Are Thrilled…And Worried

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Doctors Speak Out

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Machete-wielding woman subdued at gas station BY CHRISTINE BYERS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CRYSTAL CITY • A machete-

wielding woman charged with assaulting a clerk and customers inside a gas station Tuesday told police she once killed an elderly man and would kill another person. Lizette Vonhorstman, 54, of Festus, went into the BP Fuel at 801 Truman Boulevard at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday with a machete in her right hand, according to court documents. She told the clerk she was looking for a lady from Mississippi, and the clerk told her she wasn’t there, according to police. Vonhorstman then charged the

counter and raised the machete in a threatening manner, according to court documents. She also knocked over two displays on top of the counter. When she put the machete down near the door, a customer grabbed it and ran from her. She chased him through the store and threw a glass beer bottle at him and the clerk, according to the documents. The clerk and customer then took her to the ground, according to police. She tried to pull a knife on them, but they were able to take it away from her, according to the documents. Once officers arrived, they found another knife on her keychain, said Crystal City Police

Chief Chad Helms. “This could’ve been very dangerous for her, an innocent bystander, the clerk and law enforcement,” Helms said. “It could have been really bad, but luckily this resulted with no injuries.” When police arrived, Vonhorstman told officers she had multiple personalities and screamed about killing an elderly man in the 1990s, according to court documents. Police confirmed she had killed a man in Florida in 1992. She told police she would kill again. She told officers she is “not of this world,” and that “we all have it coming to us,” according to the documents. Police took her to a hospital to be evaluated.

in April 1992. The trio beat the man with a tire iron, choked him to death and stuffed his body into the trunk of Vonhorstman’s car, according to the newspaper. The newspaper reported Vonhorstman’s name as Von Horstman, and said that she was from Covington, Ky., at the time. The trio allegedly tried to kill a second victim, but he escaped and alerted police, according to the news report. A news report from 2004 indicates Vonhorstman had recently been released from prison after serving time for the murder.

Helms said he was unsure of whom Vonhorstman was referencing when asking for the lady from Mississippi, but said his officers believe she may have been referencing a conversation she had with someone in the store on Monday. Jefferson County Prosecutor Forrest Wegge charged Vonhorstman Wednesday with two counts of assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Her bail has been set at $150,000. A photo was not immediately available. According to an article in the Sun-Sentinel, Vonhorstman, another woman and a man lured 66-year-old Walter Siminski, a retired merchant seaman, to a motel after meeting him at a bar

Christine Byers • 314-340-8087 @christinedbyers on Twitter cbyers@post-dispatch.com

RAMADAN BEGINS

CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

Assistant imam Taha Omar (right) leads worshippers in prayer after they broke their fast as the first day of ramadan draws to a close at the Islamic Center of DarAl Jalal on Wednesday in Hazelwood. Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset during the holy month of ramadan, which means they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking during this time. They break the fast after sundown with the iftar, a small meal of dates and water, followed by a brief prayer. Dates are traditionally the first food consumed because Muhammad broke his fast with three dates. Fasting generates empathy for those less fortunate as everyone shares in feelings of hunger and thirst.

Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling Supreme Court’s decision could signal trouble for the Trump administration BY MARK SHERMAN Associated Press

WASHINGTON • In President Donald Trump’s former life as a casino owner, he might have cheered this week’s ruling from the Supreme Court that struck down a federal law that barred every state but Nevada from allowing betting on most sporting events. But the Trump administration opposed the outcome reached by the high court at least in part because it could signal trouble in its legal fight against so-called sanctuary states and cities. Seven of the nine justices — five conservatives and two liberals — backed a robust reading of the Constitution’s 10th Amendment and a limit on the federal government’s power to force the states go along with Washington’s wishes. The federal anti-gambling law is unconstitutional because “it unequivocally dictates what a state legislature may and may not do,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion. “It’s as if federal officers were installed in state legislative chambers and were armed with the authority to stop legislators from voting on any offending proposals.” There is a direct link between the court’s decision Monday in the sports betting case and the administration’s effort to punish local governments that resist Trump’s immigration enforcement policies, several legal commentators said. “The court ruled definitively that the federal government can’t force states to enforce federal law. In the immigration context, this means it can’t require state or local officials to cooperate with federal immigration authorities,” said Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the libertarian Cato Institute. Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s immigrants’ rights project, said the ruling reinforced decisions from the 1990s, including one that struck down part of a federal gun control law that required local police to determine if buyers were fit to own handguns. “It reiterates that the real thrust of the 10th Amendment and the principles of law in this area is that the federal government can’t tell the states

or cities how to legislate,” Jadwat said. The amendment says that powers not specifically given to the federal government belong to the states. The gun law decision split the court’s conservatives and liberals in 1997, in keeping with conservatives’ complaints about the federal government’s overreach and the importance of states’ rights. But on Monday, Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan joined their more conservative colleagues. The Justice Department declined to comment on the decision, but it had called on the court to uphold the federal law at issue — the department’s usual practice when federal laws are challenged — by arguing that there was no constitutional violation. In the most recent ruling about sanctuary cities, the federal appeals court in Chicago held last month that the federal government cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that won’t go along with Trump’s immigration enforcement policies. In lawsuits challenging the administration, cities argue that turning local police authorities into immigration officers erodes trust with minority communities and discourages residents from reporting crime. The administration says sanctuary jurisdictions allow dangerous criminals back on the street. The administration’s efforts to crack down on places that don’t comply with immigration authorities have taken several forms. Trump issued an executive order aimed at withholding federal money from recalcitrant jurisdictions. The administration also has sued California over three laws aimed at protecting immigrants in the country illegally.

CALIFORNIA DRAWS IRE

Trump is hammering California for its sanctuary policies in his latest push to resist the “resistance” to his presidency. Trump on Wednesday met with local California leaders who oppose the state’s refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. That includes failing to notify federal officials when people living in the country illegally are released from jails. Trump thanked the officials, saying they had “bravely resisted California’s deadly and unconstitutional sanctuary state laws.” He added that “California’s law provides safe harbor to some of the most vicious and violent offenders on earth.” Trump argues that the policies violate federal law and result in the release of criminals into communities.

In new financial disclosure, Trump admits payment TRUMP • FROM A1

Rudy Giuliani — newly hired as part of Trump’s legal team — said in interviews that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the payment. The payment by Cohen to Daniels was made in the last weeks before the 2016 presidential election, as part of a nondisclosure agreement meant to ensure Daniels would not speak about the alleged affair publicly. After the payment to Daniels was first revealed by the Wall Street Journal, Cohen acknowledged making the payment himself. He said he had not been reimbursed by Trump’s company or Trump’s campaign. “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen said, using Daniels’ real name, Stephanie Clifford. The payment to Daniels was made via a limited-liability company, Essential Consultants, which Cohen had set up in 2016. The Office of Government Ethics, which oversees the financial-disclosure documents, said in its own footnote that it had concluded Trump had to report the payment to Cohen in a section that detailed Trump’s legal liabilities over the course of 2017 and the first half of 2018. “OGE has concluded that the information related to the payment made by Mr. Cohen is required to be reported and that the information provided meets the disclosure requirement for a reportable liability,” the agency said. In addition, the Office of

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rudy Giuliani, shown in 2016, is now part of President Donald Trump’s legal team.

Government Ethics released a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying that it had concluded that Trump was required to disclose this liability owed to Cohen. That letter was written in response to a complaint from a watchdog organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which said that Trump should have reported the payments to Cohen in last year’s disclosures. Michael Avenatti, an attorney representing Daniels, on Tuesday questioned why Trump was acknowledging the payment — and his reimbursement of Cohen — now. “Was he lying then or was he lying now? He previously denied any knowledge of the agreement or the payment — and did so aboard Air Force One on video.” Before taking office, Trump said he shifted day-to-day control of his business to his sons, primarily Eric Trump. But the president retains ownership of his businesses, through a trust, and can take money out of them at any time.


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M 2 • THUrSDAy • 05.17.2018

Machete-wielding woman subdued at gas station BY CHRISTINE BYERS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CRYSTAL CITY • A machete-

wielding woman charged with assaulting a clerk and customers inside a gas station Tuesday told police she once killed an elderly man and would kill another person. Lizette Vonhorstman, 54, of Festus, went into the BP Fuel at 801 Truman Boulevard at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday with a machete in her right hand, according to court documents. She told the clerk she was looking for a lady from Mississippi, and the clerk told her she wasn’t there, according to police. Vonhorstman then charged the

counter and raised the machete in a threatening manner, according to court documents. She also knocked over two displays on top of the counter. When she put the machete down near the door, a customer grabbed it and ran from her. She chased him through the store and threw a glass beer bottle at him and the clerk, according to the documents. The clerk and customer then took her to the ground, according to police. She tried to pull a knife on them, but they were able to take it away from her, according to the documents. Once officers arrived, they found another knife on her keychain, said Crystal City Police

Chief Chad Helms. “This could’ve been very dangerous for her, an innocent bystander, the clerk and law enforcement,” Helms said. “It could have been really bad, but luckily this resulted with no injuries.” When police arrived, Vonhorstman told officers she had multiple personalities and screamed about killing an elderly man in the 1990s, according to court documents. Police confirmed she had killed a man in Florida in 1992. She told police she would kill again. She told officers she is “not of this world,” and that “we all have it coming to us,” according to the documents. Police took her to a hospital to be evaluated.

in April 1992. The trio beat the man with a tire iron, choked him to death and stuffed his body into the trunk of Vonhorstman’s car, according to the newspaper. The newspaper reported Vonhorstman’s name as Von Horstman, and said that she was from Covington, Ky., at the time. The trio allegedly tried to kill a second victim, but he escaped and alerted police, according to the news report. A news report from 2004 indicates Vonhorstman had recently been released from prison after serving time for the murder.

Helms said he was unsure of whom Vonhorstman was referencing when asking for the lady from Mississippi, but said his officers believe she may have been referencing a conversation she had with someone in the store on Monday. Jefferson County Prosecutor Forrest Wegge charged Vonhorstman Wednesday with two counts of assault and unlawful use of a weapon. Her bail has been set at $150,000. A photo was not immediately available. According to an article in the Sun-Sentinel, Vonhorstman, another woman and a man lured 66-year-old Walter Siminski, a retired merchant seaman, to a motel after meeting him at a bar

Christine Byers • 314-340-8087 @christinedbyers on Twitter cbyers@post-dispatch.com

RAMADAN BEGINS

CHRIS LEE • clee@post-dispatch.com

Assistant imam Taha Omar (right) leads worshippers in prayer after they broke their fast as the first day of ramadan draws to a close at the Islamic Center of DarAl Jalal on Wednesday in Hazelwood. Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset during the holy month of ramadan, which means they refrain from eating, drinking and smoking during this time. They break the fast after sundown with the iftar, a small meal of dates and water, followed by a brief prayer. Dates are traditionally the first food consumed because Muhammad broke his fast with three dates. Fasting generates empathy for those less fortunate as everyone shares in feelings of hunger and thirst.

Doggone happy ending for pup rescued by Ferguson firefighters BY NASSIM BENCHAABANE St. Louis Post-Dispatch

FERGUSON • The rescued

puppy was just small enough to sit in a firefighter’s cupped hands. The owners of the 5-weekold pit bull had let him out behind their apartment Wednesday afternoon on Exuma Drive when the puppy found his way into a drainage pipe and fell about 20 feet underground. Firefighters called to the rescue shortly before 4 p.m. found the puppy stuck upside down in the pipe, which was about 8 inches in diameter, Ferguson Assistant Fire Chief Randy Skaggs said. The puppy’s owners, a young boy and his family, watched as firefighters made a number of attempts to rescue the pet. They managed to pull him out using a long pole with a loop of rope in the end. “They got kind of lucky and got him around the body and were able to pull him out after about 20 minutes of trying different things,” Skaggs said. The puppy was uninjured. “Thankfully he was good to go,” Skaggs said. “We got him out and got him some water and he started running around again. The little boy was thrilled that we got his dog out.” The grass behind the apartment had been cut Tuesday and a lawn mower had chipped the top of the pipe, cutting an opening for the puppy to fall into, Skaggs said. Maintenance workers covered up the hole after the rescue.

Nassim Benchaabane • 314-340-8167 @NassimBnchabane on Twitter nbenchaabane@post-dispatch.com

COURTESY OF THE FERGUSON FIRE DEPARTMENT

A 5-week-old pit bull is shown reunited with his owner after the puppy was rescued by Ferguson firefighters Wednesday, after it fell 20 feet down a drainage pipe on Exuma Drive.

In new financial disclosure, Trump admits payment TRUMP • FROM A1

Rudy Giuliani — newly hired as part of Trump’s legal team — said in interviews that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the payment. The payment by Cohen to Daniels was made in the last weeks before the 2016 presidential election, as part of a nondisclosure agreement meant to ensure Daniels would not speak about the alleged affair publicly. After the payment to Daniels was first revealed by the Wall Street Journal, Cohen acknowledged making the payment himself. He said he had not been reimbursed by Trump’s company or Trump’s campaign. “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen said, using Daniels’ real name, Stephanie Clifford. The payment to Daniels was made via a limited-liability company, Essential Consultants, which Cohen had set up in 2016. The Office of Government Ethics, which oversees the financial-disclosure documents, said in its own footnote that it had concluded Trump had to report the payment to Cohen in a section that detailed Trump’s legal liabilities over the course of 2017 and the first half of 2018. “OGE has concluded that the information related to the payment made by Mr. Cohen is required to be reported and that the information provided meets the disclosure requirement for a reportable liability,” the agency said. In addition, the Office of

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rudy Giuliani, shown in 2016, is now part of President Donald Trump’s legal team.

Government Ethics released a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying that it had concluded that Trump was required to disclose this liability owed to Cohen. That letter was written in response to a complaint from a watchdog organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which said that Trump should have reported the payments to Cohen in last year’s disclosures. Michael Avenatti, an attorney representing Daniels, on Tuesday questioned why Trump was acknowledging the payment — and his reimbursement of Cohen — now. “Was he lying then or was he lying now? He previously denied any knowledge of the agreement or the payment — and did so aboard Air Force One on video.” Before taking office, Trump said he shifted day-to-day control of his business to his sons, primarily Eric Trump. But the president retains ownership of his businesses, through a trust, and can take money out of them at any time.


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GOP seeks quick confirmation vote for CIA nominee Haspel

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BY DEB RIECHMANN associated Press

WASHINGTON • Republicans are pushing for a speedy confirmation vote as early as Thursday after the Senate intelligence committee endorsed President Donald Trump’s CIA nominee Gina Haspel to lead the spy agency. But opponents concerned about Haspel’s role in CIA covert detention sites after 9/11 could delay a vote by the full Senate until next week. The committee voted 10-5 in Haspel’s favor on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected confirmation to become the first woman to lead the CIA. Republican leaders in the Senate want to hold that vote before the end of the week, but she is opposed by Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and some Democrats who could object. Haspel’s nomination has reopened debate about the CIA’s now-defunct program of detaining terror suspects overseas at secret lock-ups and trying to get them to talk by subjecting them to sleep deprivation and other harsh interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, which simulates drowning. Haspel supervised one

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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., goes behind closed doors as the committee prepares to vote Wednesday on Gina Haspel’s nomination to lead the CIA.

of those detention sites in Thailand, but details of her work there have not been declassified. Her nomination, however, also was applauded by former top intelligence officials and spy professionals who cited her years of experience at the CIA in mostly undercover posts both in the United States and abroad. She is currently acting CIA director. During her confirmation hearing last week, Haspel said she doesn’t believe torture works as an

Michigan State agrees to pay $500 million to settle Nassar claims BY DAVID EGGERT AND ED WHITE associated Press

LANSING,

MICH.

Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in

sports history, officials announced Wednesday. “We are truly sorry to all the survivors and their families for what they have been through, and we admire the courage it has taken to tell their stories,” said Brian Breslin, chairman of Michigan State’s governing board. The settlement applies only to Michigan State.

interrogation technique. That puts her at odds with Trump who has said he believes torture works and that terror suspects should be subjected to waterboarding and worse. Haspel said her “strong moral compass” would prevent her from carrying out any presidential order she found objectionable. “With the benefit of hindsight and my experience as a senior agency leader, the enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have

undertaken,” according to Haspel’s written answers to some 60 additional questions from lawmakers. “If confirmed as director, I would not allow CIA to engage in the use of enhanced interrogation techniques again.” Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the Republican chairman of the committee, called Haspel the most qualified person the president could choose to lead the CIA and the most prepared in the agency’s 70-year history.

Lawsuits are still pending against Indianapolisbased USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and an elite gymnastics club in the Lansing area where assaults occurred. It’s not clear how much each victim will receive, although the money will not be divided equally. It’s also unclear where the money will come from. University spokeswoman Emily Guerrant said school leaders now will work on a way to pay the bill. Rachael Denhollander of Louisville, Ky., who in 2016 was the first woman to publicly identify herself as a victim, said the agree-

ment “reflects the incredible damage which took place on MSU’s campus.” Nassar treated campus athletes and scores of young gymnasts at his Michigan State office, building an international reputation while working at the same time for USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians. Michigan State was accused of ignoring or dismissing complaints about Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting women and girls under the guise of treatment. He is serving three prison sentences that will likely keep him locked up for life.

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Vape pen explodes, kills smoker • An exploding vape pen hurled fragments into a Florida man’s head, killing him and starting a fire that burned most of his body, an autopsy report said. The Pinellas-Pasco (Fla.) Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released Tuesday confirms the vape pen was responsible for the May 5 death of Tallmadge D’Elia, 38, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Firefighters found D’Elia inside his burning home. Officials found “extensive” fire damage in D’Elia’s bedroom, where his body was found, but minimal smoke, the report said. The Food and Drug Administration says it’s not clear what causes some vape pens to explode — 195 explosions between 2009 and 2016 — but it could stem from battery-related issues.

Killer gave out jurors’ names after being found guilty • A Florida judge delivered what he called a “bombshell” after a jury convicted a man of murder. He said the defendant had called his brother from jail and given him the names of the six jurors and two prosecutors. The Sun Sentinel reported defendant Tavaress Alexander Wilson told his brother in the call: “The jurors need to pray on it.” Wilson’s lawyers said it was done for religious reasons. Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Colbath told jurors Tuesday that while it’s “unsettling,” there’s no reason for them to be scared.

NYC honors oldest living retired detective • The New York Police Department detectives’ union is paying tribute to its oldest living retired detective, who originally joined the force in 1953. The Detectives’ Endowment Association was in the Bronx on Tuesday to honor 101-yearold Nicholas Calabrese at the former detective’s nursing home. The New York Post reports Calabrese was born in 1917.

‘Deportation Bus’ ad removed from YouTube • A Georgia GOP gubernatorial candidate’s ad featuring a “Deportation Bus” has been removed from YouTube for violating its policy on hate speech.

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Lawmakers approve utilities measure Consumer and business groups say change will make it easier to raise rates By JaCOB BarKEr aNd BryCE Gray St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In a year where Missouri lawmakers were consumed with the scandals surrounding Gov. Eric Greitens, changes to the state’s regulatory framework that utilities have pushed for years finally made it through the legislature. On a 125-20 vote Wednesday evening, the Missouri House passed a bill that had cleared the Missouri Senate after an allnight filibuster in February. It now heads to the governor’s desk. Ameren Missouri, the state’s largest utility, says the bill will support $1 billion of new infrastructure investment through 2023 and touts provisions capping average annual rate increases at 2.85 percent. But consumer and business groups warn the legislation will make it easier for Ameren and other utilities to raise rates and reduce their incentive to control spending, which ultimately is charged to its customers. An analysis from state regulators says electric rates could increase by an extra 9.74 percent through 2028 due to the legislation. John Coffman of the Consumers Council of Missouri argued that the measure rewards utilities without compelling them

to increase investment in the grid. “They get more money for the same investment,” he said. “The legislators voting for this will be responsible for raising our electric rates by about 10 percent per household for the same level of investment.” Ameren has made no secret that it has directed more of its spending to utilities that it considers to have more favorable regulatory frameworks: Ameren Illinois and its federally regulated transmission unit. It has fought nearly every year for legislation to change the rules in Missouri. “I think it’s a big deal insofar as we’ve been waiting for this for some time,” said Paul Patterson, an analyst with Glenrock Associates in New York who follows Ameren. “It’ll probably lead to greater investment in rate base growth for the utility going forward.” The utility bill’s passage by the state Senate earlier this year meant it had already cleared the chamber that has typically been more of an obstacle to similar legislation. “So we have never been this close, never been this far through the process,” Ameren Missouri President Michael Moehn told investors on a conference call last week. Among provisions in the bill Ameren

touts as compromises are a freeze on base rates until April 2020 and average annual rate caps of 2.85 percent. But those constraints exclude more regularly adjusted charges that help utilities recoup fuel and energy efficiency costs. And customer groups say the cap will be based on rates prior to adjustments accounting for the federal tax cut passed by Congress late last year. Ameren and other utilities are allowed to recoup their taxes through customer bills and are required to adjust rates when taxes go down. But that adjustment has been held up and is being dealt with through the legislation, which consumer groups contend held a required rate cut hostage as a bargaining chip to pass the bill. Under current law, state regulators would have to adjust rates for the tax change anyway, though it could take time to work through the regulatory process. The legislation requires the utilities to within 90 days pass on the rate cut, which Ameren has estimated at $133 million, or 4.9 percent. Ameren, which drafted some sections of the bill, said that rates have increased by about 5 percent per year over the last decade and that the measure balances cus-

tomers’ desire for both price certainty and grid modernization. Others noted that it will give utilities the ability to recover more through rates and to combat the lag time for getting returns on capital investments. The utility said that it does not expect to hit the revenue caps allowed by the legislation. “We will be staying below the caps,” said Warren Wood, Ameren’s vice president of external affairs and communications. “Where we fall depends on future rate cases and the timing of those cases.” He added that a provision to exceed the cap in certain situations — such as a major ice storm or tornado — would be subject to review from utility regulators at the Missouri Public Service Commission. “You can’t have these hard caps prevent the ability to repair the system and bring it back into operation,” said Wood. “The commission would have the broad authority to approve or reject it.” Kurt Erickson of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Jacob Barker • 314-340-8291 @jacobbarker on Twitter jbarker@post-dispatch.com

Groups give $900,000 to aid programs for at-risk youth By aNdrEW WIThErs St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Leaders in St. Louis’ business, public safety and administrative sectors on Wednesday announced a $900,000 contribution to local organizations working to promote public safety, generate economic opportunities and provide social and educational services in north St. Louis. The money is mainly going to support initiatives in neighborhoods with some of the city’s highest violent crime rates — an area roughly bounded by Vandeventer Avenue, Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Goodfellow Boulevard and West Florissant Avenue. “Those funds will be used in neighborhoods here near where we are today. In neighborhoods that are important, but that are also under a great deal of stress,” said John Stupp Jr., president and CEO of Stupp Bros. Inc. and chairman of the Regional Business Council, a group founded in 2000 that represents large St. Louis area employers. “That stress is felt by families, especially young people and the elderly,” Stupp said at the news conference, which was held at Martin Luther King Head Start Center at 1437 Laurel Street The contribution was made by more than 100 area business leaders, represented by both the Regional Business Council and Civic Progress, a group of heavy hitters formed in 1953. The unrest in the St. Louis region after the 2014 fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer, in part, sparked the organizations’ interest in funding public safety initiatives.

Programs that will receive funding include the Urban League’s Save our Sons program, which provides job training and education opportunities to at-risk young men; STL Youth Jobs, which teaches skills and connects high school students to summer employment opportunities; and the North Side Community School on North Euclid Avenue. “By equipping young people with the skills, the opportunities, and the support they need to succeed, we will see new generations of St. Louis flourish,” said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. Joining Krewson at the announcement were her two top public safety officials: Police Chief John Hayden and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards. At one point, graduates of some of the programs receiving funding in attendance were invited to stand up. One of them, Will Donlow, took the podium. “Through your funding, through your time, talent and treasures, we created the Save our Sons program. I was able to graduate from this program. I was able to help rebuild the empowerment center, do the wiring as an electrician, and I’m now working at Emerson Electric,” Donlow said to ap-

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Will Donlow speaks at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ MLK Head Start Center on Wednesday.

OWNER: The Board of Governors for the Missouri State University

OWNER: The Board of Governors for the Missouri State University

Sealed bids for the CREATION OF A TEMPORARY PARKING LOT, MILL STREET WAREHOUSE will be received at the Office of Planning, Design & Construction, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897, until 2:00 p.m. on MAY 29, 2018 and then publicly opened and read aloud. With each proposal, a certified check or bid bond properly executed by the bidder in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid shall be submitted.

Sealed bids for the RENOVATION OF ROOMS 311 AND 315, CARRINGTON HALL will be received at the Office of Planning, Design & Construction, Missouri State University, 901 S. National, Springfield, MO 65897, until 2:00 p.m. on MAY 29, 2018 and then publicly opened and read aloud. With each proposal, a certified check or bid bond properly executed by the bidder in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid shall be submitted.

Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Office of Planning, Design & Construction upon receipt of a $25.00 refundable deposit for documents returned within thirty days from date of bid. All sets of specifications required other than in person will be mailed at bidder’s expense. Electronic sets of plans and specifications are also available at https://plans. missouristate.edu/.

Plans and specifications can be obtained from the Office of Planning, Design & Construction upon receipt of a $25.00 refundable deposit for documents returned within thirty days from date of bid. All sets of specifications required other than in person will be mailed at bidder’s expense. Electronic sets of plans and specifications are also available at https://plans. missouristate.edu/.

Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to the conditions of employment to be observed. Bidders must agree to comply with the prevailing wage rate provisions and other statutory regulations as referred to in the specifications.

Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to the conditions of employment to be observed. Bidders must agree to comply with the prevailing wage rate provisions and other statutory regulations as referred to in the specifications.

MSU is an AA/EO institution.

MSU is an AA/EO institution.

plause. Jamie Dennis, who has served as director of Save our Sons since 2014, described it as a “wraparound service” that offers members several different services. He said he has helped over 400 men through the program in his time there. “The Urban League has many programs. The basic needs are covered, whether you’re hungry, whether you need clothing, whether you need transportation,” Dennis said. “We have counseling referral programs where if a person comes in and has conditions, we can actually send them to the place they need help.” Dennis said that Save our Sons has grown since he joined, and that the increased involvement by the city would have a positive effect on the program. “It’s a place-based strategy, where the community, we’re bringing it up though economics,” Dennis said. He said that in the program’s early days, there was an intense grass-roots campaign to educate the public about the program. “Now, we have more promotion. We’ve become a household name. And great companies like RBC and Civic Progress are helping us experience that.”

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CityFoundry STL names office tenants • The $187 million CityFoundry STL development in Midtown has signed leases with two lead office tenants: digital publishing and technology firm Multiply and DNA tech company Orion Genomics. Combined, the two companies will lease 30,000 square feet for almost 100 employees, CityFoundry’s developer, The Lawrence Group, told the PostDispatch. Multiply, whose digital publications include HealthyWay, FashionBeans and Urbo, is currently based in University City. Orion Genomics is based in the Central West End. The first phase of CityFoundry is slated to have 122,000 square feet of restaurant and entertainment space, 105,000 square feet of shops, and 111,000 square feet of office space. “We have several more office tenants that we expect to sign in the next 60 days that will completely fill up our Phase 1 office space,” the Lawrence Group’s CEO Steve Smith said. Construction on the mixed-use CityFoundry project on the site of the former Century Electric industrial site last operated by Federal Mogul is slated to be completed in the second half of 2019. Other tenants previously announced for the development include Alamo Drafthouse Theaters of Austin, Texas; Denver-based Punch Bowl Social; and Fassler Hall of Tulsa, Okla. Whole Foods discounts for Amazon Prime members • It’s Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon said it will give its Prime members extra discounts at the grocery chain. The new benefits started Wednesday at Whole Foods stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer. Prime members get an additional 10 percent off sale items and exclusive deals on certain items. This week in Florida, for example, Prime members can get $2 off a pound of organic strawberries or save $10 a pound on wild halibut steaks. Amazon said last month that it had more than 100 million paid Prime members worldwide, before it announced it would increase the price to $119 a year from $99.

Prime members get fast shipping from Amazon.com and other perks, like access to its video streaming service. The online retailer has made a number of changes to Whole Foods since it bought the chain last year. It cut prices on bananas, milk and some other groceries and extended its 5 percent cash back Amazon rewards credit card to Whole Foods purchases. Whole Foods ended its previous loyalty program this month. Bunge could export U.S. soybeans to Argentina • Bunge Ltd. will export U.S. soybeans to Argentina “if margins justify it,” Chief Executive Officer Soren Schroder said at an investor event in New York on Wednesday. U.S. soybean sales to China ground to a halt after Beijing threatened tariffs on imports, Schroder said previously, the latest sign of mounting trade tension upsetting the global flow of commodities. Countries such as Brazil and Canada are increasing soybean sales to China following Beijing’s threat last month to impose a 25 percent tariff on imports of U.S. soybeans, Schroder said in an interview. U.S. farmers rely on China as the top buyer of soybeans, but at a current price of about $420 per ton, that translates to a potential tax of more than $100 per ton on shipments. Soybeans were the United States’ most valuable agricultural export last year to China, which bought $12 billion of the crop. Schroder, who was speaking at the BMO Capital Markets 2018 Farm to Market Conference, said that there could be periods of time in the late summer and fall of this year when there are some trade flows of U.S. soybeans to South America. But right now, the margins do not justify such moves, he said. Bunge, which has its North American operations in a newly opened headquarters facility in Chesterfield, filed for a potential public offering of its sugar and ethanol unit in Brazil, Bunge Açúcar & Bionergia SA, with the Brazilian Securities Commission, the company said on Tuesday. From staff and wire reports

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Chesterfield Mall sale moving along Chesterfield Mall, shown in February, could have a new owner in the near future.

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The buyer chosen to revive the failing Chesterfield Mall could soon be identified. Tim Lowe, vice president of leasing and development for The Staenberg Group (TSG), said Overland-based TSG advanced to a second round of potential buyers that were to turn their best and final offers in on May 9. “We submitted our best and final,” Lowe said. “(We) hope to know something this week or next.” C-III Capital Partners, which took control of the mall through foreclosure in mid-2017, put a majority of the mall up for sale in mid-March. No asking price was listed. It’s unclear how many potential buyers are still in contention to take on the project. TSG emerged as a likely redeveloper after it announced in April it had acquired the Sears attached to the mall. With Sears situated at the primary entrance to the mall property, TSG made itself an integral part of any planned redevelopment, even if it wasn’t selected to buy the mall outright. “This is the first step in the redevelopment process and it gives us the ability to control and lead it,” Lowe said previously. Officials with NAI Global,

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which is marketing the property on behalf of C-III, did not return requests for comment. Chesterfield City Administrator Mike Geisel said he didn’t know how many potential buyers are still under consideration. “That’s not been shared with us, but I’d be surprised if it was more than three based on my impression from talking to NAI Global,” Geisel said. Geisel said C-III is placing a premium on offers that could close quickly and required minimal due diligence. Occupancy at Chesterfield Mall has fallen to 63.8 percent today from 96 percent in 2013 — the last time the mall’s previous owner, CBL Properties, disclosed such figures — according to NAI Global. Chesterfield Mall has an appraised value of $12.4 million, according to research from Trepp, a provider of data to the securities and investment industries. The appraisal is down drastically from $286 million in 2006. The mall has an appraised value on file with St. Louis

Bayer CFO sees lower Monsanto savings after divestments REUTERS

Bayer’s potential synergies from buying U.S. rival Monsanto will be lower than $1.5 billion because of anti-trust divestments, the German company’s Chief Financial Officer told Germany’s Boersen-Zeitung. The $1.5 billion savings targeted within three years are

a “pro forma” synergy goal, which excluded the impact of divestments, Johannes Dietsch told the newspaper. “The basis for revenue synergies is now lower. We will give an update on the topic of synergies,” Dietsch told the paper. Last month Bayer said it had agreed to sell crop science businesses to German rival BASF to

County of $36 million. If selected as the buyer, Lowe said TSG envisions an open-air, high-end mixed-use project with residential, office, retail, restaurant, theater, health club and supermarket components. In all, the project would cost more than $100 million, he said. Meanwhile, TSG closed on its deal to take over Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield. Under Staenberg’s agreement with Taubman, TSG will own the building and operations of Taubman Prestige, which has an appraised value of nearly $40 million, and lease the land it sits on from Taubman Centers over the course of a 99-year term. Lowe said TSG will rebrand the 300,000-square-foot shopping center into an entertainment destination that will complement Topgolf, the golf driving range that is under construction nearby. Also planned in that area is a Carvana auto dealership, which is notable for its vending-machine-like structure, and a 128-room Residence Inn hotel.

help win regulatory approval for the takeover of Creve Coeurbased Monsanto. Dietsch also said Bayer still plans to go ahead with a capital increase, declining to speculate about the size. The capital hike will happen around the time of the closing of the Monsanto deal. Bayer’s bid to buy seed and chemical company Monsanto is on track to win U.S. antitrust approval by the end of this month, and the sale is expected to finalize in the second quarter.


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McKee raked in tax-credit profits while north St. Louis decayed.

details unveiled in circuit court are huge question has always rooted in a law passed by the Legislature surrounded developer Paul in 2007 and engineered specifically to McKee’s business model. For reward Northside Regeneration with years, he secretly snapped up substantial tax credits for its real estate hundreds of cheap parcels in north St. transactions. Louis, nearly all consisting of derelict Around $47 million in tax credits were houses or weed-strewn vacant lots. McKee sat on them without addressing their derelict state, belying his claim to be the city’s biggest champion in the revival of that area. Not only did those derelict properties decline in value, so did the value of surrounding properties. The huge question has always been: How could any business stay afloat using McKee’s model? A trial in St. Louis Circuit Court involving his real DAVID CARSON • dcarson@post-dispatch.com estate transactions A collapsed Paul McKee-owned building in the 2600 block of has helped lift the Hebert Street in 2013. veil and explain issued under the Distressed Area Land why he’s still in business. The more details that emerge from reporting by the Assemblage tax credit program before it expired in 2013, with McKee receiving Post-Dispatch’s Jacob Barker from the around $43 million of it. He received courtroom, the more nefarious McKee’s tax credits worth half the sale value of operation looks. real estate and all qualifying expenses, McKee appears to have gamed the including interest. The higher the sale state’s tax-credit system, possibly to the value and costs McKee could report, the point of using deceptive tactics to colhigher his tax-credit return. lect millions of dollars in undeserved tax One such case involved the former credits. At least one St. Louis alderman Buster Brown building near Cass and has called for a criminal inves- Jefferson avenues, which sat directly in the NGA headquarters footprint. tigation. In 2013, years before NGA was in the McKee has picture, McKee and owner Jim Osher long cultivated negotiated a “sale” listed for tax-credit the image of purposes as being worth $3.75 million. a wheelerBut no money actually changed hands. dealer who The tax credits were issued according to could make the reported price, after which McKee miracles hapand Osher reaped most of the proceeds. pen, including When the NGA project advanced, McKee orchestrating “unwound” the sale and deeded it back land deals to Osher. that led to A similarly suspicious transaction the National McKee occurred involving a building on North Geospatial15th Street in which McKee collected Intelligence Agency’s decision to build a $2.5 million in tax credits he didn’t new $1.75 billion western headquarters deserve, according to court testimony. on property he once owned. That’s some business plan. MeanMcKee has fallen woefully short when while, children must walk past McKee’s it comes to actual construction projects derelict, dangerous properties to get to to revive north St. Louis. Yet he’s still school. And responsible owners of surmanaged to rake in millions through the rounding properties continue watching company that owns the land, Northside their land values decline. Regeneration LLC. The complicated

Trade war? Never mind. President backs off tariff threat as China pumps money into a Trump family project.

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n barely six weeks, President Donald Trump has gone from threatening to impose $150 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods to extending a lifeline to ZTE, a Chinese cell phone company that violated U.S. sanctions by doing business with Iran and North Korea. The U.S. military regards ZTE’s products as a security threat. The possible reasons for Trump’s aboutface are many. They include international trade and security considerations; China’s government owns a third of ZTE. That same Chinese government just guaranteed a $500 million loan that will greatly benefit a project in Indonesia in which Trump’s real estate company has a huge interest. To say this overlap of Trump’s business interests with his official duties is “troubling” doesn’t quite do it justice. The Commerce Department last month banned U.S. firms from doing business with ZTE for seven years. The firm makes inexpensive cell phones that contain a lot of U.S. materials and components. ZTE fell under sanctions for breaking a promise to stop doing business with Iran and North Korea. Trump tweeted last week that he was worried about the possible loss of “too many jobs” in China and ordered the Commerce Department to back off. He could be currying favor with Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of next month’s summit meeting with North Korean President Kim Jong Un. He could be trying to prevent Chinese tariff retaliation against U.S. agricultural products, which worries

Republican members of Congress from farm states like Missouri and Illinois. It could be that Trump finally woke up to the fact that a trade war with China would be disastrous. But the timing points elsewhere. Trump continues to personally profit from business deals done by the Trump Organization, now being run by his sons Donald Jr. and Eric Trump. The president claims to have no involvement in the firm’s day-today operations. Even before Trump was elected, his firm had a deal with the Indonesian development company MNC to build hotels and a golf course at a huge theme park in Lido City, outside the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Marketing materials for “MNC Lido” describe the Trump properties as “flagship” elements of the theme park and show Trump’s sons were directly involved. But MNC had trouble finalizing financing until last Thursday, when the Chinese government extended a loan to the stateowned Metallurgical Corp. of China, which has partnered with MNC. Seventy-two hours later, Trump was ordering sanctions lifted from ZTE ahead of a visit from Chinese Vice Premier Liu He later this week. The good part of all of this is that Trump has dropped his bluster about a trade war with China, which was always a bad idea. The bad part is that China seems to have figured out that the way to this president’s heart is through another unconstitutional emolument.

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yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS Aldermen were foolish to grant tax breaks to McKee Paul McKee is in the news for tax credit shenanigans (“Another McKee deal drew tax credits but was later unwound,” May 15). Around 10 years ago, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen granted McKee tax-increment financing for a vast swath of north St. Louis. A TIF is an arrangement in which a developer gets sweet tax breaks, at the expense of the poor whose proportionate share of the tax burden goes up. Since then McKee has done virtually nothing to develop that sad area. After the city awarded McKee his TIF, several worthy lawyers and I spent around three years in court asserting that the TIF was unlawful. We achieved glorious victory in the lower courts only to lose in the Missouri Supreme Court. It does not surprise us that he is in trouble now. I doubt McKee will go to jail for his tax credit shenanigans, for such naughtiness by the well-connected often gets a mere slap on the wrist. Anyway, upon further consideration, maybe it is the aldermen who should go to jail as a penalty for their stupidity in giving McKee his TIF in the first place. Bevis Schock • St. Louis

Republicans must speak out against Trump’s lies Chuck Raasch’s column “Blunt goes with acts over facts with President Trump” (May 10) described Sen. Roy Blunt’s evasion of a CNN interviewer’s questions about President Donald Trump’s 3,000 falsehoods uttered during his presidency. Blunt’s answers suggest that Trump’s policies — policies that give tax cuts to the wealthy and dump regulations protecting families’ health — are more important than Trump’s trustworthiness. Blunt and other Republican leaders apparently resort to this reasoning in an attempt to justify their refusal to speak out against the president’s attacks on the FBI and the media, and his veiled threats to thwart the Justice Department’s investigation of the White House. Only one prominent Republican, Sen. John McCain, has had the courage to speak out. I urge Republican leaders and voters to consider whether short-term “victories” are worth the damage to our democracy. They might heed former FBI Director James Comey’s admonition to ask themselves: “So what will I tell my grandchildren when they ask me, so what did you do? Did you trade a tax cut for the rule of law?” Judy Arnold • Kirkwood

Farm bill should promote land conservation In Missouri, natural grasslands and conservation farming practices help prevent flooding and soil erosion, and contribute to clean air, wildlife and recreation. Most land in Missouri is privately owned and controlled, and when the farmers, ranchers and recreationists who own this land manage it wisely, all of society gains. Conservation provisions of the federal farm bill provide incentives for private owners to practice conservation. The farm bill is up for reauthorization by Congress this year. Congress has considered this bill about every five years since the first one passed in 1933. The farm bill is a massive and complex piece of legislation, covering many aspects of farm policy, food and nutrition policy, and conservation. It is the largest source of funding for conservation on private lands. About 90 percent

of Missouri is in private ownership. So, for Missouri, the farm bill will directly affect the quality of soil, water, air and wildlife for all of us. Farm bill conservation programs are voluntary and popular, often having long wait lists for farmers and ranchers to participate. It is critical that the 2018 farm bill provide robust funding for these programs. The National Wildlife Federation, the Conservation Federation of Missouri and the Missouri Prairie Foundation advocate for several farm bill provisions that would protect prairies and other native grasslands, increase use of native plants in grassland restoration and management, increase acreage caps for conservation reserve lands, provide funding for wildlife-friendly practices and pollinator habitat enhancement, and encourage ranchers to use rotational grazing practices that benefit wildlife and pollinators. We should let members of Congress know that Missouri’s soil, water and wildlife are important. Linda Ballard • St. Louis County

No Mother’s Day joy for farm animals The “Mutts” cartoon on Mother’s Day pictures a cow, a pig and a chicken in loving embrace with their offspring. The truth of the matter is that all these animals are separated from their babies at birth. The calf doesn’t get to drink the milk intended for it from the mother cow. The sow is separated from her piglets in cruel gestation crates. And the chicks spend their days in the broiler pens far from the hen. Such cruelty. That is what today’s modern industrial farming is all about. Monica Lewandowski • St. Charles County

Review of ‘Phantom’ goes off the rails Never send a food writer to do a theater critic’s job. This is the lesson that can and should be learned from Daniel Neman’s review — and I use that term very loosely — of the production of “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Fox Theatre (“ ‘Phantom’ fans love gothic tale, but this is a bit too dark,” May 13). Neman’s review begins professionally enough: He cites “Phantom’s” welldeserved history of success, with its debut in London in 1986, before actually diving into the work itself. It is at this point, however, that the narrative begins to derail. Neman is nothing if not ambitious, for he devotes the entire first column to taking on not the individual showing, but rather the story itself. “Any time a misshapen, love-crazed genius takes the breathless woman he adores on a candle-lit gondola trip through the misty sewers and underground lakes of Paris,” writes Neman, “you have to embrace it wholly. Otherwise, it might seem a bit over the top.” Such derisive language seems better suited to a bad comedian rather than someone paid to review fine art. Readers may even be compelled to question Neman’s qualifications when it comes to the theater. If they were feeling truly bold, they might even question the decision of the Post-Dispatch to publish such a review in the first place. Matt Kingsbury • Fenton

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FOR THE FUTURE OF ST. LOUIS • A hearing on the city administration’s bill for creation of “redevelopment corporations,” which would undertake

postwar mass housing projects in blighted areas, is scheduled for Senate debate. If it becomes law, private enterprise will find the way to undertake the wrecking of slums and the building of whole new neighborhoods on a limited profit basis. Access the full item at stltoday.com/opinion

Don’t be fooled: Online sales taxes are a money grab Court ruling could hurt American workers in both their pockets and paychecks.

BY JUSTIN HILL

Should you have to pay additional sales taxes in other states when you shop online, even if you reside in Missouri? Of course not, but that’s what a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court is arguing. South Dakota v. Wayfair Hill asks whether a business that does not have a “physical presence” in a state should be compelled to collect taxes according to state and local laws where purchases are made. This is an aggressive example of states seeking to increase digital regulations and heap additional taxation on consumers. The aim of this case is to directly challenge a 1992 case, Quill Corp v. North Dakota, that found businesses

cannot be compelled to meet the tax collection and remittance requirements of a state unless they meet the physical presence requirements of that state. In other words, unless they have a brick and mortar, or other substantial, presence in the state, they are not compelled to collect taxes for that state currently or comply with the regulatory environment in the state. All of this could change, however, if the court rules in favor of the state’s argument. By overturning the Quill ruling, states would be able to supersede Congress’ constitutionally mandated role to oversee interstate commerce. This means that businesses could be forced by state and local governments to comply with any kind of taxation that they want to levy. In addition to this compliance, they will be forced to shoulder the tremendous burden of the costs and manpower requirements associated with enforcing the taxation and regulatory policies of over

12,000 different tax jurisdictions across the country, a massive and complex burden, especially for small businesses. Large corporations like Amazon and other online retailers already have a physical presence in most states, such as data centers or warehouses. Large corporations may be affected, but they are not the ones that are hurt. The real victims of this will be the small online retailers who are just starting out retailing on platforms like Etsy, the ones whose garage is their data center and warehouse. If anything, large corporations will gleefully pay the additional burden because they benefit from the reduction in competition. Consumers will suffer because of a decrease in market competition. It’s reasonable to assume that any type of taxation that government levies should be should be simple and transparent, yet this will not only create complexity and muddy the waters, it also forces retailers to comply with tax laws in

places where they have no vote, or taxation without representation. It further opens us up to Europeanstyle digital taxation laws. Currently, in Europe, businesses can be taxed even if they don’t have a physical presence simply because citizens interact digitally with that company. Europe sees this as a “fairness” issue, which is an easy way to conceal a shameless grab for additional revenue by the nations of the European union. The current tax rate on a company’s profit is 3 percent and generates almost 5 billion euros in additional revenue. Given the recent economic upswing under the current administration and the lowered rate of unemployment, this would be an ill-advised step backward should the court rule in South Dakota’s favor, and one that will have lasting impacts not only on commerce in this country, but will hurt the American workers in both their pockets and paychecks. It’s no surprise that this move

would be met with a visceral reaction from people nationwide. A September 2017 Rasmussen poll found that Americans, regardless of political views, oppose internet sales tax collection by a 45-point margin. This is the wrong approach for revenue-hungry states and localities to take. The free flow of commerce has been guaranteed by the Constitution since its ratification. To do away with that protection would be a massive step backward for our country and our federalist system in favor of a European approach. The unintended consequences of this decision will hurt small businesses and weaken our free market in the name of increased taxation. The Supreme Court should see this case for what it is, and rule against this tax hike by greedy states.

State Rep. Justin Hill, R-Lake Saint Louis, represents the 108th District.

The right must reckon with its generation gap GOP has a grave problem with younger voters in part because the party depends on white voters, pollster says. JONAH GOLDBERG Los Angeles Times

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Palestinians protest near the border of Israel and the Gaza Strip (left) and on the same day, dignitaries (from left) Sara Netanyahu, her husband, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House adviser Jared Kushner and President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, applaud at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

Moving the embassy may have been the right thing to do, but it was done because it served Trump. KATHLEEN PARKER Washington Post

The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities. Monday started the week with a jolt in Jerusalem, where the U.S. and Israel celebrated the American embassy move from Tel Aviv. Television spectators around the world watched as the two nations’ officials gathered inside a large, white tent — a metaphorical bubble that seemed to protect them from the tragedy unfolding 50 miles away in Gaza. There, Israeli soldiers opened fire on Palestinian protesters, killing more than five dozen and wounding thousands more. In stark contrast to the carnage, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was almost giddy as he cited historical justifications for the embassy’s relocation — from Abraham and King Solomon to Zechariah, who 2,500 years ago declared Jerusalem “the city of truth.” Netanyahu was effusive in his praise of President Donald Trump for “having the courage to keep his promises,” which just happened to be the opening line in the White House’s talking points afterward. Even as one might have enjoyed Netanyahu’s understandable elation and Jared Kushner’s touching speech about truth, Western idealism and the pursuit of peace, there was something oddly Baghdad Bobish about the whole production. You remember him. Muhammad Saeed Sahhaf was the so-nicknamed Iraqi government spokesperson during the U.S.-led invasion who insisted to television cameras that everything was just fine in Baghdad, as American tanks rolled into the city. One wonders if future Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, then a student at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Ark., caught Bob on

TV and thought to herself: Why,yes, process? Moving the embassy may have he’s right.It all looks good to me. been the right thing to do — and Kushner, whose task as adviser is maybe no time would be right — but to secure Middle East peace, noted we shouldn’t delude ourselves. in his remarks that the PalestinThe embassy was moved because ian protesters were “part of the it served Trump. How do we know problem,” an analysis seconded this? Because everything Trump by U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley does is for Trump. the next day. During a Security It burnished his tough-guy brand Council meeting, Haley dismissed by demonstrating that he keeps his the protests as having been caused word and by putting Iran on further by Hamas and said they had nothnotice that he means business. He ing to do with the relocation of the consolidated the support of conserembassy. vative U.S. Jews and evangelicals, One could say that. stabilizing his base and increasing One could say that the moon is the likelihood of his re-election. cheesy and good with grits. Or that the person who invited Dallas pastor Most important, perhaps, it distinguished him from his predecessor, and Fox News contributor Robert Barack Obama, who, though retired Jeffress to Jerusalem to lead a prayer from government, continues to get was a genius. (Jeffress has said that under this president’s skin. Islam, Hinduism, Judaism and the If Trump had Catholic Church hoped to also are all essentially further enhance satanic cults.) his chances for One could fura Nobel Peace ther say that there Prize, which was no one better Obama received to lead a second for merely talking prayer than the eloquently about Rev. John Hagee, peace, then the who, you’ll recall, Israeli clampdown blamed gays for in Gaza was surely Hurricane Katrina. unhelpful. Then He also has said again, the “colthat Hitler was a lateral damages” “hunter” for God weren’t Trump’s and that Jews will doing, he’d likely be saved during the Jared Kushner tell himself. Why, Second Coming of he wasn’t even there. Christ, which is expected to occur It would be no surprise if Trump, in, guess where — Jerusalem. in a bout of cognitive dissonance, The surprise isn’t that Palestinwere to believe that the Palestinians protested but that Israelis ians will quiet down in a few days didn’t. and peace will settle over the valley, Since Trump and cohorts are so which sounds a lot like the flowers suddenly enamored of the truth, and candy American forces were let’s stick to it. The relocation of told to expect from liberated Iraqis the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv has in the aftermath of “shock and awe.” everything to do with the PalestinRemind me how that worked out. ian protests. Blaming Hamas for organizing the protests is like blaming Republicans for electing Trump. Kathleen Parker Did anyone really think there would kathleenparker@washpost.com be no protests against a move that Copyright The Washington Post essentially ends the bilateral peace

The conventional image of baby boomer political rebellion features a young left-wing activist organizing, protesting or otherwise agitating, ideally with Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” playing in the background: “There’s something happening here / What it is ain’t exactly clear ...” This gauzy version of youth politics, born in the romanticization of the 1960s, is near and dear to Hollywood, academia and Democrats alike. When Howard Dean, as pure an example of a baby boomer liberal as there is, seemed poised to win his party’s presidential nomination in 2003, he recalled what it was like in 1969, the year he turned 21 (and I was born). It was “a time of great hope,” Dean said. “Medicare had passed. Head Start had passed. The Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act.” He went on: “We felt like we were all in it together, that we all had responsibility for this country.” Dean’s nostalgia erased memories of race riots, antiwar protests, domestic terrorism and the aftermath of various political assassinations, including what were then the recent murders of Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As historian Steven Hayward notes in his book “The Age of Reagan,” in the first six months of 1969, “there were nearly a hundred bombings, attempted bombings, or acts of arson on college campuses.” Also left out of this conventional narrative: conservative youth politics. Young Americans for Freedom, the group that groomed and galvanized a generation of conservative leaders, issued its manifesto, the Sharon Statement, on Sept. 11, 1960. The left-wing group Students for a Democratic Society released its far more famous Port Huron Statement two years later. SDS was the more successful organization, culturally if not politically. This was in part because SDS had the sympathy of the press, but also because it had the more exciting story. They weren’t merely rebels; they were in revolt against their own side. The SDSers had a radically different view of politics than older liberals. Meanwhile, the young conservatives took their marching orders from the grown-ups, like William F. Buckley and M. Stanton Evans. The Sharon Statement derived its name from the location of YAF’s first meeting: Buckley’s home in Sharon, Conn. The manifesto, written by Evans, clocked in at 368 words. The Port Huron Statement rambled on for more than 50 pages.

This disparity can be explained both philosophically and sociologically. The young conservatives hailed from more blue-collar backgrounds, and they self-consciously aligned themselves with eternal truths and the wisdom of the ancients. The young liberals, who tended to be the children of elites, sought to reinvent the wheel, rejecting not just the ancients but also the generation that came before them. Ever since, young conservatives have been inclined to take cues from their elders. But that seems to be changing. In the current issue of the Weekly Standard, Ben Shapiro has a fascinating essay on the profound divide between young and old on the right. Older conservatives are almost unanimous in their support of Donald Trump’s presidency. Meanwhile, a staggering 82 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning 18- to 24-year-olds want Trump to be challenged for the nomination in 2020, while 74 percent of Republicans over 65 don’t. Sizable majorities of GOP voters between the ages of 24 and 44 also want a primary challenge. Shapiro argues persuasively that young conservatives care about character and values, while older ones have largely abandoned such concerns, preferring solid policy victories and perceived wins in the war on political correctness. What explains the opposing visions? Part of it, Shapiro writes, is the usual tendency of young people to gravitate toward libertarianism and idealism. But there’s another reason: Young people understand that some of the things old people see as “political correctness” aren’t necessarily the product of a Marxist virus that somehow escaped a laboratory at Berkeley. Some of it reflects an attempt to craft decent manners in the increasingly diverse and egalitarian society that young people actually live in. It may be time to play some Buffalo Springfield, because there is something happening here. As pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson notes, also in the Standard, the GOP has a grave problem with younger voters in part because it is almost wholly dependent on white voters, and white Americans represent an ever-shrinking slice of the youth vote, which will only become more important as the baby boomers throw off this mortal coil. If the GOP has any hope of winning over non-conservative younger voters, it will be because young conservatives continue to break with their traditional role as dutiful soldiers for their movement’s elders.

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Emissions of banned CFCs are somehow rising again Measurements indicate rogue production near China, Koreas BY SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press

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strange is happening with a nowbanned chemical that eats away at Earth’s protective ozone layer: Scientists say there’s more of it — not less — going into the atmosphere and they don’t know

where it is coming from. When a hole in the ozone formed over Antarctica, countries around the world in 1987 agreed to phase out several types of ozone-depleting chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Production was banned, emissions fell and the hole slowly shrank. But starting in 2013, emissions of the second-most common kind started rising, according to a study in Wednesday’s journal Nature. The chemical, called CFC11, was used for making foam, degreasing stains and for

refrigeration. “It’s the most surprising and unexpected observation I’ve made in my 27 years” of measurements, said study lead author Stephen Montzka, a research chemist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “Emissions today are about the same as it was nearly 20 years ago,” he said. Countries have reported close to zero production of the chemical since 2006 but the study found about 14,300 tons a year have been released since 2013.

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Au d rey S. Kosar, 93, of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2017, at Legend Assisted Living in Fort Blanner, Ross E. Worth with her family by her went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 14, side. Au d rey is preceded in 2018, loving father of Jennifer (Jeffrey) McGowen and death by her parents, Eugene Laura (Jason) Hogan, dear grandfather of Ava, and Magdalene (Hauser) Krause, Brayden, Chase, Benjamin and Liam, dear brother of Bruce and her husband of 50 years, (Cathy) Blanner, dear uncle, cousin and friend to many. Ross Charles Kosar. She is survived by was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Dorothy her daughter, Janet Barren, of Blanner. Fort Worth, her grandson, Justin Services: A memorial visitation will be held Monday, May Barren, of Fort Worth, many 21, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. at BOPP Chapel, 10610 Manchester nieces and nephews, and numerous friends. Rd., Kirkwood. www.boppchapel.com. Services: A graveside memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 22, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Churchyard in Affton, Missouri. Pastor Larry Ridenour of Living Water Church of God will Chakides, Jacquenell C. officiate the service. 5/15/18. Services: Vis. Thurs., 5/18, 4-8pm at Baue, 620 Jefferson St., Srvc. Fri. 11am, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Contact (636) 940-1000 or visit baue.com

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(nee Fabschitz), fortified with the Sa cra men t s of Holy Mother Church Sunday, May 13, 2018. Loving wife of the late Vincent Meyer; dear mother and motherin-law of Mary Ann (Bill) MeyerSchuck, Kathy (Steve) Schuetz, Marlene (Sally) Plummer and the late Gary Plummer and David (Carol) Meyer; our dear grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, cousin and friend. Anna was Vice President of the St. Louis Metro Polka Club and a longtime member of Our Lady of Loretto Church. Services: Visitation Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m. until time of funeral Mass 11 a.m. at Chapel of Our Lady (formerly Our Lady of Loretto), 11725 Bellefontaine Road. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Online guestbook at buchholzmortuary.com. A BUCHHOLZ Mortuary service.

born July 1, 1930 passed peacefully of natural causes on May 12, Michaels, Anthony R. 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born in Ferguson, MO, the fifth of seven children of G. Page and Nell Hereford. He was Baptized in the hope of Christ's a graduate of St. Louis University High School and after serving Resurrection on Monday, May 14, 2018. Loving husband of Lily Michaels; loving in the Allied Occupying Forces in Japan, graduated from St. step-father of Brendan Nash; loving son Louis University on the GI Bill. of Loretta and the late Ralph Michaels; Dan Hereford was an entrepreneur. He had more successes loving brother of Francis (Kim) Michaels. than failures, but treated both the same, and never lost his Services: Visitation at St . John the enthusiasm for or confidence in buying and selling companies Baptist Catholic Church, 4200 Delor St. and acquiring real estate. He was a visionary founder of the 63116 on Friday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. until fledgling indoor tennis industry in the 1960's, and after proving Mass at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the concept with St. Louis Indoor Tennis Club, built additional Masses preferred. Interment successful clubs in St. Louis, Kansas City and Indiana. Resurrection Cemetery. He was an avid and committed golfer and collected on many a KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY SERVICE. bet due to a devastating short game. He also excelled at the 19th hole and gin rummy and betting on pro football. He loved interesting, quick-witted people from any background, and he Pimperl, Charles "Chuck" loved to laugh, debate and drink Bud Light. He was not PC, but he was authentic. He was inquisitive, opinionated, highly 58, on Sun (5/13/18). Visitation: Fri (5/18) 3-8 pm at Hutchenseducated and a voracious reader of English history, a true Stygar Funeral Home (St. Charles). Mass: Sat (5/19) 10 am at St. product of his Jesuit upbringing. Robert Bellarmine. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com Mostly Dan Hereford loved his children and grandchildren, and their friends. He instilled in all of them a sense of purpose “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” and a sense of humor. He is survived by his three children: THOMAS CAMPBELL Ellen Thompson (Ches Thompson) of Denver. Colorado; Page Hereford (Fonda) of St. Louis and John Hereford (Andrea Dukakis) of Denver, Colorado, and seven grandchildren. Private memorial service. KRIEGSHAUSER BROTHERS

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Guatemala opens its embassy in Jerusalem despite protests

China urges North Korea not to cancel U.S. summit

Palestinians recall ambassadors from European nations

China’s president reminds Kim of his economy’s resurrection

BY RUTH EGLASH Washington Post

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Wednesday welcomed another embassy in Jerusalem just two days after the landmark move by the United States, even as the diplomatic fallout over Gaza bloodshed intensified with Israel and Turkey trading bitter recriminations. The ribbon-cutting by Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales marked the first nation to join the United States in making the move to Jerusalem and formally recognizing the contested city as Israel’s capital. Similar to the U.S. Embassy inauguration, the Guatemalan event brought Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and prominent international supporters of Israel, including GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson and a smattering of evangelical leaders. Although the Guatemalan affair was more low-key by comparison, the move brought with it another layer of tension amid diplomatic confrontations with a growing list of countries. Leading the charge was Turkey, which on Tuesday expelled Israel’s ambassador and consul. Israel retaliated with its own expulsions of top Turkish diplomats. On Wednesday, the crisis between the two states appeared to be deepening. Israel’s departing ambassador, Eitan Na’eh, received an uncustomary search at Istanbul airport in an apparent attempt at public humiliation, including being forced to take off his shoes. Members of the Turkish media were invited to witness the event. “This is an inappropriate treatment of Israeli Ambassador Eitan Na’eh,” Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded in a statement. It summoned the Turkish diplomat hours later, and invited journalists. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Netanyahu

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (center, left) his wife, Sara (left), and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales (center) watch as Guatemalan first lady Hilda Patricia Marroquin cuts the ribbon during the dedication ceremony of the embassy of Guatemala in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

already exchanged insults on Twitter after Monday’s chaos along Gaza’s border fence with Israel, which has blockaded the coastal enclave, along with Egypt, for more than a decade. Israeli troops ended up killing some 60 people and wounding thousands during the protests along the Israel-Gaza border. Israel and the United States have claimed that the protests are engineered by Hamas, the militant Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip. But Palestinians, who have dubbed the protests the “Great March of Return,” say they want to return to lands taken when Israel was created 70 years ago. Israel has said that a significant number of those killed were members of various militant Islamist factions in the Gaza Strip, using the mass demonstrations as cover to infiltrate into Israel and carry out possible terrorist attacks. But in Europe, several E.U. nations summoned Israeli ambassadors to express concern over what many view as excessive force by Israeli troops against unarmed Palestinian civilians.

On Monday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the killings in Gaza “a massacre,” and blamed both Israel and the United States. On Tuesday, he recalled Husam Zomlot, the Palestinian ambassador in Washington. More moves came Wednesday with the Palestinian Authority calling back ambassadors in Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria — all E.U. members that have expressed an interest in opening embassies in Jerusalem. Palestinians were furious that the ambassadors of those countries attended an event Sunday organized by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to honor the U.S. move to Jerusalem. Palestinians hope to gain part of Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. “Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem was not only a hostile act against the people of Palestine as we mourn 70 years of ‘nakba,’ but is as well a violation of international law,” said Amal Jadou, deputy minister for European Affairs in the Palestinian foreign ministry. Nakba, Arabic for catastrophe, is a term used

for the flight and expulsion of an estimated 700,000 Palestinians upon Israel’s creation. None of the diplomatic fallout appeared to dampen the celebrations Wednesday at the new Guatemalan embassy, however. Speaking at the event, which did not have open media coverage, Netanyahu said it was not a coincidence that Guatemala was the second country to open its embassy in Jerusalem, after the United States. “It’s not a coincidence that Guatemala is opening its embassy in Jerusalem right among the first. You are always among the first, always among the first,” he said, referring to Guatemala’s role in lobbying for Israel’s establishment in the 1940s. Guatemalan lawmaker Marcos Fenando Yax said that most people in his country believed this was the right thing to do. In Guatemala, a significant number of people are Catholic or Evangelical. “They support this move by Morales,” he said. The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, he added, was a separate, internal issue.

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Demonstrators burning Israeli and U.S. flags — after the deaths of a bout 60 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday — protest Wednesday inside the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran. State media reported Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani condemned the killing of Palestinians.

Cypriots protest Israel’s actions in Gaza More than 200 Palestinian and Cypriot left-wing protesters staged a peaceful march to the Israeli Embassy in the Cypriot capital to condemn what they say is Israel’s aggression against Palestinians and the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem. Riot police cordoned off all access to the Israeli embassy. Protesters gathered nearby holding Palestinian flags and placards reading “Jerusalem will always be the capital of Palestine.” Speaking earlier, Communistrooted AKEL party leader Andros Kyprianou denounced what he called Israel’s “murderous violence.” He said the U.S. Embassy move has undermined any chance for peace in the Middle East. Nearly 60 Palestinian demonstrators were killed by Israeli fire during protests on the Gaza border this week. Kyprianou also condemned the

U.S. for offering “cover” to Israel’s actions. He criticized the European Union for not taking a strong stance against Israel and added that his party would break off relations with both the Israeli and U.S. embassies. Meanwhile, a senior Hamas official says the vast majority of protesters killed by Israeli fire during protests on the Gaza border this week were members of the Islamic militant group. Europe accused of complicity in Libyan abuse of migrants • An international rights group says European countries share responsibility for hundreds of migrants intercepted by Libyan authorities and sent to “squalid detention centers.” Amnesty International said Wednesday that in the past two months at least 2,600 migrants have been transferred to such centers, where it says they face torture and extortion. European countries have backed

Libyan efforts to stem the tide of migrants fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East. Amnesty says that makes the Europeans responsible for abuses carried out by Libyan forces. Libya was plunged into chaos after a 2011 uprising toppled and killed Moammar Gadhafi. Today the country is ruled by two rival governments, each of which relies on a patchwork of local militias. EU official insists nuclear deal with Iran must prevail • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that all efforts must be made to keep the Iran nuclear agreement alive despite the U.S. pullout because “to end the deal would gravely threaten the peace and security in this tumultuous region.” Juncker was heading for Sofia, Bulgaria, for a summit with the 28 European Union leaders, hoping to forge a common stance on the agreement and the threat of U.S. sanctions

Fearing bloodshed, Burundi faces vote on president’s power • Burundians vote Thursday in a referendum that could keep the president in power until 2034 and threatens to prolong a political crisis that has seen more than 1,000 people killed and hundreds of thousands fleeing to neighboring countries. Many in this East African nation do not see a positive outcome no matter the results of the vote, which President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government forced through despite widespread opposition and the concerns of the United States and others warning of continued bloodshed. The country descended into crisis in 2015 when Nkurunziza pursued a disputed third term. Now Burundi’s 5 million voters are asked to approve a change to the constitution that would extend the length of the president’s term from five years to seven and would allow him to stand for two more terms after his current one ends in 2020.

day urged ally North Korea not to cancel a historic summit between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump. The call came as President Xi Jinping met with a delegation from North Korea’s ruling Worker’s Party, at which he expressed support for the North’s avowed new emphasis on economic development, along with improving relations with South Korea. “We support the improvement of North-South (Korean) relations, the promotion of dialogue between North Korea and the U.S., denuclearization on the peninsula and North Korea’s development of its economy,” Xi was quoted as saying by state broadcaster CCTV. Neither CCTV nor the official Xinhua News Agency said whether the Kim-Trump summit was discussed. At a daily briefing, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said North Korea and the U.S. should ensure the summit proceeds as planned and yields “substantial outcomes.” “Only in this way can we consolidate the alleviation of the situation and maintain peace and stability in the region,” Lu said. Kim and Trump are due to meet in Singapore on June 12, but North Korea on Wednesday threatened to withdraw, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” meeting meant to pressure it into abandoning its nuclear weapons. North Korea’s warning came hours after it abruptly canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea to protest U.S.-South Korean military exercises. China has called for the building of mutual trust through the suspension of large-scale U.S. and South Korean war games in return for a halt of the North’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests. Xi has met twice with Kim over the past two months in what is seen as an attempt to ensure China’s interests are upheld in any negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea. Analysts said North Korea’s threat to scuttle the summit is likely an attempt to gain leverage over Washington, which has demanded the North immediately and irreversibly cease its nuclear weapons program. In his meeting with Xi last week, Kim registered his desire for Chinese support in the talks, particularly his call for a “phased and synchronous” approach to denuclearization, as opposed to Trump’s demand for an immediate end to its nuclear program. China is North Korea’s most important economic partner and has long sought to persuade it to follow Beijing’s path of enacting free market reforms while maintaining tight single-party rule. At his meeting with Xi, the leader of the North Korean delegation, Pak Thae Song, said he had been entrusted with consolidating recent agreements between Kim and Xi as well as studying China’s model of economic development and “reform and opening.” “We will play an active role in carrying out our party’s new strategic line of prioritizing economic development,” Pak, a vice chairman of the Workers’ Party Central Committee, was quoted as saying by Xinhua. China-North Korea relations appear to have outwardly improved following Kim’s March visit to Beijing — his first trip abroad since taking power six years ago. However, China’s strict enforcement of United Nations economic sanctions are believed to have brought economic pain to the North, which suffers from chronic food insecurity and a shortage of fuel and foreign exchange to buy needed imports.


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Senate votes to restore rules on ‘net neutrality’ BY KEVIN FREKING Associated Press

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ate Democrats, joined by three Republicans, pushed through a measure Wednesday intended to revive Obama-era internet rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic, though opposition in the House and the White House seems insurmountable. Republicans on the short end of the 52-47 vote described the effort to reinstate “net neutrality” rules as “political theater” because the GOP-controlled House is not expected to take up the issue and the Senate’s margin could not overcome a presidential veto. Democrats, however, were undeterred, saying their push would energize young voters who are tech savvy and value unfettered access to the internet. “This is a defining vote. The most important vote we’re going to have in this generation on the internet,” said Democratic Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, who sponsored the measure. At issue are rules that the Federal Communications Commission repealed in December that prevented providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet

traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. Critics, including President Donald Trump’s administration, said overregulation was stifling innovation, and they backed the FCC’s move, which is still set to take effect next month. Markey said net neutrality has worked for the smallest voices and the largest, but he said internet service providers are trying to change the rules to benefit their interests.

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Surprise lineup, better results Fowler, Carpenter have big role in victory CARDINALS 7 TWINS 5

BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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customary for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to let his position players know who is in the lineup and where before the game, often with a message he sends to their phones the night before. It allows the hitters to prepare some and never arrive at the ballpark surprised. No such text came Tuesday night. Or Wednesday morning at Target Field. The lineup needed a shock. “No one knew the lineup until we got to the field,” said Matt Carpenter, who checked to find

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FIRST WIN Wednesday marked the Cardinals’ firstever win at Target Field, in their fourth try. Other park anomalies: They’re 0-3 at the newest Yankee Stadium. They’re 3-0 at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park.

himself batting seventh, the lowest he had hit in a game he started since July 22, 2015. “It’s just when you’re not producing — it’s a production game, it’s results-oriented, and you’re not going to continue to hit third if you’re struggling. They’re going to move you. I think it was like that: It is what it is. Just go play.” For the past week as the Cardinals’ offense wheezed and pressure squeezed, Matheny had said he would try anything necessary “to change things up.” Turns out the Cardinals knew what they needed all along. Two pivotal hitters had to change things back. Carpenter lashed three hits See CARDINALS • Page B5

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With two proven starting pitchers and their cornerstone catcher on the disabled list, and three of their most-established hitters on pace for career-worst seasons, the Cardinals enter the second quarter . . . one game out of first? Go figure. This season’s theme, so far, has been amazing. As in, it’s amazing that evDISCUSS erything the Cardinals THE BASEhoped to accomplish is STEALING still within reach. APPROACH. Here are 25 observations after a frustrating yet totally surmountable first quarter: 1. Dear offense, swing! Wednesday’s 7-5 win against the Twins improved the Cardinals’ record to 16-2 when they outhit their opponents. They are 5-15 when their opponents outhit them. Problem: The Cardinals rank last in hits. This club talks a lot about loving the grind of hitting. Perhaps the emphasis should switch to a love of hitting. The Cardinals rank 27th in average (.230) and 26th in slugging percentage (.383). All that grinding has produced a a .315 onbase percentage that ranks 20th. Swell. Their current approach scores high in pitches faced per plate appearance (sixth) and plate appearances per walk (fourth), but

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A look team’s total after A look at thethe team's winwin total after 40 40 games played, since 2000: games played, since 2000:

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vorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify. Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s race in a field of eight horses. Derby runner-up Good Magic is the second choice at 3-1, but Justify is the horse to beat with the chance to give Baffert his seventh Preakness winner and a shot at a second Triple Crown in four years after American Pharoah did it in 2015. Baffert is 4-0 in the Preakness with the Derby winner and doesn’t see any reason

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customary for Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to let his position players know who is in the lineup and where before the game, often with a message he sends to their phones the night before. It allows the hitters to prepare some and never arrive at the ballpark surprised. No such text came Tuesday night. Or Wednesday morning at Target Field. The lineup needed a shock. “No one knew the lineup until we got to the field,” said Matt Carpenter, who checked to find

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FIRST WIN Wednesday marked the Cardinals’ firstever win at Target Field, in their fourth try. Other park anomalies: They’re 0-3 at the newest Yankee Stadium. They’re 3-0 at Atlanta’s SunTrust Park.

himself batting seventh, the lowest he had hit in a game he started since July 22, 2015. “It’s just when you’re not producing — it’s a production game, it’s results-oriented, and you’re not going to continue to hit third if you’re struggling. They’re going to move you. I think it was like that: It is what it is. Just go play.” For the past week as the Cardinals’ offense wheezed and pressure squeezed, Matheny had said he would try anything necessary “to change things up.” Turns out the Cardinals knew what they needed all along. Two pivotal hitters had to change things back. Carpenter lashed three hits See CARDINALS • Page B5

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THE CARDS AT THE QUARTER MARK

So far, this team is better than the sum of its parts

HITTING IS HARD. SWINGING HELPS.

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With two proven starting pitchers and their cornerstone catcher on the disabled list, and three of their most-established hitters on pace for career-worst seasons, the Cardinals enter the second quarter . . . one game out of first? Go figure. This season’s theme, so far, has been amazing. As in, it’s amazing that evDISCUSS erything the Cardinals THE BASEhoped to accomplish is STEALING still within reach. APPROACH. Here are 25 observations after a frustrating yet totally surmountable first quarter: 1. Dear offense, swing! Wednesday’s 7-5 win against the Twins improved the Cardinals’ record to 16-2 when they outhit their opponents. They are 5-15 when their opponents outhit them. Problem: The Cardinals rank last in hits. This club talks a lot about loving the grind of hitting. Perhaps the emphasis should switch to a love of hitting. The Cardinals rank 27th in average (.230) and 26th in slugging percentage (.383). All that grinding has produced a a .315 onbase percentage that ranks 20th. Swell. Their current approach scores high in pitches faced per plate appearance (sixth) and plate appearances per walk (fourth), but

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As sports betting moves forward, control needed

The SEC needs an SEC. As does the Big 12. And the whole NCAA, Major League Baseball and every sports league. This whole legalized gambling thing is happening faster than a garbage-time buzzer-beater can mess up bets against the spread. The Supreme Court made its landmark decision this week, opening the door for states to pass laws that legalize sports betting. By the end of May, New Jersey could very well have legalized sports gambling. The plan would resuscitate that state’s Monmouth Park, which gives hope that See HOCHMAN • Page B6

Odds favor Justify in the Preakness Derby winner is listed at 1-2, Good Magic at 3-1 ASSOCIATED PRESS

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vorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify. Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s race in a field of eight horses. Derby runner-up Good Magic is the second choice at 3-1, but Justify is the horse to beat with the chance to give Baffert his seventh Preakness winner and a shot at a second Triple Crown in four years after American Pharoah did it in 2015. Baffert is 4-0 in the Preakness with the Derby winner and doesn’t see any reason

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DIGEST Former SEC commissioner Slive dies at 77

Mike Slive, who guided the Southeastern Conference to college football dominance, died Tuesday at age 77. League officials said he died in Birmingham, Ala., where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn’t provide the cause of death. Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down. Slive replaced Roy Kramer as SEC commissioner in 2002, coming from Conference USA to help clean up an SEC that was beset by NCAA compliance issues. Soon after the SEC became the most powerful conference in college football, winning seven straight national championships and landing television contracts worth billions. Slive played a pivotal role in the creation of the College Football Playoff, expanded the SEC from 12 to 14 schools with the additions of Missouri and Texas A&M in 2012 and was the driving force behind the launch of the SEC Network in 2014. He also played a major part in ushering in a new governance model for the NCAA in which the SEC and the other four most powerful and wealthy conferences were given autonomy to create and pass legislation. (AP) STLFC advances in Open Cup • Kadeem Dacres and Corey Hertzog scored in the first-half and visiting St. Louis FC went on to a 2-0 victory over Duluth FC in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament. Hertzog set up Dacres’s goal in the 25th minute. About 10 minutes later, Hertzog notched his second goal of the season, heading in a cross from Dacres. Jake Fenalson posted the shutout. STLFC advances to play next Wednesday at Louisville City FC in the third round. Louisville City, the defending United Soccer League champion, blew out the visiting Long Island Rough Riders 5-0 in another third-round match. (Joe Lyons) Calhoun plans to coach again • Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun said he expects to be coaching at the University of St. Joseph, a tiny Division III school, in the fall but first has some contractual issues with the University of Connecticut to work out. Calhoun, 76, said he has recruited about a dozen players so far in his official role as a consultant at St. Joseph, a former all-women’s school in West Hartford, Conn., that began admitting males for the fall semester. Calhoun retired in 2012 after a 40-year coaching career, leading UConn to three national championships in 26 seasons there. He has been working for the Huskies in an advisory role ever since and said he wants to be involved at both schools. (AP) Andretti strong in Indy 500 practice • Marco Andretti led four Honda drivers atop the speed chart on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. He turned a lap at 227.053 mph around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a powerful showing for the American driver. Mario Andretti is the only member of the famed family to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and Marco Andretti has been desperately trying to add a victory to go alongside his grandfather’s. Scott Dixon was second fastest, at 226.329 mph, followed by defending race winner Takuma Sato. Danica Patrick was 14th. (AP) Nadal, Djokovic advance in Italian Open • Rafael Nadal, a seventime Italian Open champion, and four-time champ Novak Djokovic advanced in this year’s event. Nadal routed Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-0, Djokovic beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2 and defending champ Alexander Zverev upended Matteo Berrettini 7-5, 6-2. Also winning were Kei Nishikori and Juan Martin del Potro. Among women, Simona Halep routed Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-0, Caroline Wozniacki eliminated Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-4. Also winning were Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber. (AP) Cowboys’ Gregory wants to return • Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who has been suspended by the NFL since December 2016, is expected to file for reinstatement with the league on Thursday The NFL has 60 days to approve the application once the paperwork has been submitted. The league suspended Gregory on January 6, 2017, for repeated violations its substance abuse policy. (Fort Worth, Texas, Star-Telegram)

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Jordan Spieth watches his shot in the fairway on No. 1 in the pro-am Wednesday at Trinity Forest Golf Club. ASSOCIATED PRESS

DALLAS • Jordan Spieth didn’t try to sell his peers on joining him at a new links-style course for the 50th anniversary of his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson tournament. The three-time major winner says he was honest when asked over the past year about the undulating layout, with no trees or water hazards, on what used to be a landfill a few miles south of downtown Dallas. The fields weren’t great the past decade at the TPC Four Seasons resort in suburban Irving, the tournament’s home for 35 years. The return to Dallas at Trinity Forest Golf Club, named for the 6,000 acres of thick trees surrounding the course, didn’t do much to change that, at least for now. “The most common question is, ‘What’s it like?’” Spieth said. “Pretty vague question but, you know, I say it’s very different. These are my words: It’s really fun as a member, as a change-of-pace kind of golf club.” Spieth (No. 3) and ninth-ranked Hideki Matsuyama, making his Nelson debut Thursday, are the only players from the world top 10 in the field. Sergio Garcia, the Nelson winner two years ago and 2017 Masters champ, is next at 14th. Whether it’s scheduling, losing the amenities of a resort or facing an unfamiliar brand of PGA Tour golf, most of the big names are staying away. Billy Horschel admitted he probably wouldn’t be

at the course co-designed by Ben Crenshaw if he weren’t the defending champion. “Look, most people just don’t like different, do they?” asked Adam Scott, the 2008 Nelson champ, who is playing the event for the first time in six years. “This is just different than what we normally roll out and play.” Wind will determine the difficulty on the par-71 layout. Thursday is supposed to be calm, with wind expected to pick up Friday and Saturday to around 20 mph — a number Geoff Ogilvy used a threshold for things getting “interesting.” “You have to ask Jordan or the members who play out here into crazy winds because I haven’t seen it yet,” Ogilvy said. “Nothing to stop the wind. Pretty exposed place.” Spieth is talking up the par-3 No. 17 because of a green with a large mound through the middle that Crenshaw says was a natural part of the landscape. A double green for the third and 11th holes is billed as the largest on an 18hole course in North America. The short par-4 fifth will be one to watch because it’s easily reachable off the tee — especially with a prevailing south wind — and easily could be a big source of trouble. The finishing hole on each nine is a par-4 of more than 500 yards. “Like everything here in the U.S., the greens are bigger, the fairways are bigger, but it’s the closest thing you can get to a links course,” said Garcia, who is from

Spain. “It’s an American links course.” A day after Horschel won the last Nelson at the Four Seasons, his wife went public on social media with her struggles with alcoholism. Horschel had made a vague reference to personal issues after winning. A year later, he raves about the response he and his wife received. He is coming off a win last month in New Orleans and is dealing with not having the data he would prefer to create a game plan for Trinity Forest. “I’ve been saying it may be a touch easier to defend at a new course because except for maybe a handful, two handfuls of players that play this course a little bit, everyone is on an even level playing ground,” Horschel said. “We’re all trying to figure it out.” Spieth’s first splash in pro golf came as a 16-year-old amateur at the Nelson in 2010, when he tied for 16th. That remains his best finish, which is another reason he’s excited about the venue change. He believes his peers will come around. Ogilvy, who showed an interest in the project from its earliest stages, agrees. “I think this course will stand the test of time,” he said. “People will enjoy it every year they play it more and more. Getting guys out of their comfort zone, I think, is a good thing.” If Spieth ever decides to make a sales pitch, he might have a partner.

Justify is heavy Preakness favorite PREAKNESS • FROM B1

Justify wouldn’t have another big run in him. “I like being the favorite,” Baffert said Wednesday. “I don’t want to be 50-1. I like knowing that I have a chance to win. When you come in and you’re like, ‘Well, I don’t know, we’re going to need the Stanford marching band to interfere a little bit,’ then you don’t feel that well. I just feel that when you know that there’s a chance you can pull this off and when you can win on the big arena, that’s what it’s all about.” Justify already won on horse racing’s biggest stage when he held off a hard-charging Good Magic to capture the Derby on a muddy track at Churchill Downs. Rain is expected at Pimlico Race Course in the days leading up to the Preakness and on race day, which could set up a similar situation to how jockey Mike Smith took Justify out to the lead before the final turn and pulled away. “I think it’s less pressure for us because the Kentucky Derby, for me, it was so special,” Baffert said. “Coming in here I feel the same as I did when I won it with the other ones.” Baffert won the Derby and Preakness with Silver Charm in 1997, Real Quiet in 1998, War Emblem in 2002 and American Pharoah three years ago. Justify will face three challengers from the Derby — Good Magic, Lone Sailor and Bravazo — and four horses who skipped it to point to the Preakness — Quip, Tenfold, Sporting Chance and Diamond King. After Justify and Good Magic, No. 1 Quip is third at 12-1. No. 2

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The field for Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes: PP Horse Trainer Jockey Odds Rodolphe Brisset Florent Geroux 12-1 1. Quip 2. Lone Sailor Thomas Amoss Irad Ortiz Jr. 15-1 Luis Contreras 30-1 3. Sporting Chance D. Wayne Lukas 4. Diamond King John Servis Javier Castellano 30-1 Chad Brown Jose Ortiz 3-1 5. Good Magic 6. Tenfold Steve Asmussen Ricardo Santana Jr. 20-1 Bob Baffert Mike Smith 1-2 7. Justify 8. Bravazo D. Wayne Lukas Luis Saez 20-1 Weights: 126 each. Distance: 1 3/16 miles. Purse: $1,500,000. First place: $900,000. Second place: $300,000. Third place: $165,000. Fourth place: $90,000. Post time: 5:48 p.m.

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Kentucky Derby winner Justify arrived in Baltimore on Wednesday.

Lone Sailor is 15-1, No. 6 Tenfold and No. 8 Bravazo are 20-1 and No. 3 Sporting Chance and No. 4 Diamond King are 30-1 on the morning line. If Justify runs his best race, the rest of the field could be running for second place. “He’s the best horse,” said D. Wayne Lukas, who trains Bravazo and Sporting Chance. “He looks terrific, he’s doing well. I watched him all week.” Quip is the new shooter best positioned to give Justify a run after winning the Tampa Bay Derby. Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm, which co-owns Justify and Quip, showed his allegiance at the draw

by wearing a “Justify” hat and hopes the favorite wins for obvious reasons. “It would point him toward the Triple Crown,” Walden said. “But if for some reason he stubs his toe, we feel real good about Quip’s chances to be the horse to upset him, if that happens.” The odds are against that, unless a bruised heel Justify was treated for acts up after training on an off track at Pimlico. He arrived Wednesday about 90 minutes before the post-position draw, and Baffert expects to take him on the track for the first time Thursday morning to see how he’ll handle it.

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ON THE AIR BASEBALL 11 a.m. Dodgers at Marlins, MLB Network 3 p.m. College: Ohio State at Michigan State, BTN College: Maryland at Indiana, BTN 6 p.m. 6 p.m. College: LSU at Auburn, ESPNU 6:15 p.m. Cardinals vs. Phillies, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) 6:30 p.m. College: TCU at Texas, FS1 6:30 p.m. Cubs at Braves, MLB Network BOXING 9 p.m. Lightweights: Romero Duno vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, ESPN2 CYCLING 3:30 p.m. Tour of California: Stage 5, NBCSN GOLF 8 a.m. European PGA: Belgian Knockout, Day 1, GOLF 9:30 a.m. LPGA: Kingsmill Championship, first round, GOLF 11:30 a.m. Champions: Regions Tradition first round, GOLF PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson, first round, GOLF 3 p.m. 4 a.m. (Fri.) European PGA: Belgian Knockout, Day 2, GOLF HOCKEY 9 a.m. IIHF Worlds: United States vs. Czech Republic, NHL Network IIHF Worlds: Sweden vs. Latvia, NHL Network 1 p.m. 7 p.m. NHL playoffs: Lightning at Capitals, NBCSN SOCCER 1:30 p.m. Bundesliga relegation playoff: Wolfsburg vs. Holstein Kiel, FS1

DIGEST Former SEC commissioner Slive dies at 77

Mike Slive, who guided the Southeastern Conference to college football dominance, died Tuesday at age 77. League officials said he died in Birmingham, Ala., where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn’t provide the cause of death. Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down. Slive replaced Roy Kramer as SEC commissioner in 2002, coming from Conference USA to help clean up an SEC that was beset by NCAA compliance issues. Soon after the SEC became the most powerful conference in college football, winning seven straight national championships and landing television contracts worth billions. Slive played a pivotal role in the creation of the College Football Playoff, expanded the SEC from 12 to 14 schools with the additions of Missouri and Texas A&M in 2012 and was the driving force behind the launch of the SEC Network in 2014. He also played a major part in ushering in a new governance model for the NCAA in which the SEC and the other four most powerful and wealthy conferences were given autonomy to create and pass legislation. (AP) STLFC advances in Open Cup • Kadeem Dacres and Corey Hertzog scored in the first-half and visiting St. Louis FC went on to a 2-0 victory over Duluth FC in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament. Hertzog set up Dacres’s goal in the 25th minute. About 10 minutes later, Hertzog notched his second goal of the season, heading in a cross from Dacres. Jake Fenalson posted the shutout. STLFC advances to play next Wednesday at Louisville City FC in the third round. Louisville City, the defending United Soccer League champion, blew out the visiting Long Island Rough Riders 5-0 in another third-round match. (Joe Lyons) Calhoun plans to coach again • Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun said he expects to be coaching at the University of St. Joseph, a tiny Division III school, in the fall but first has some contractual issues with the University of Connecticut to work out. Calhoun, 76, said he has recruited about a dozen players so far in his official role as a consultant at St. Joseph, a former all-women’s school in West Hartford, Conn., that began admitting males for the fall semester. Calhoun retired in 2012 after a 40-year coaching career, leading UConn to three national championships in 26 seasons there. He has been working for the Huskies in an advisory role ever since and said he wants to be involved at both schools. (AP) Andretti strong in Indy 500 practice • Marco Andretti led four Honda drivers atop the speed chart on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. He turned a lap at 227.053 mph around Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a powerful showing for the American driver. Mario Andretti is the only member of the famed family to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and Marco Andretti has been desperately trying to add a victory to go alongside his grandfather’s. Scott Dixon was second fastest, at 226.329 mph, followed by defending race winner Takuma Sato. Danica Patrick was 14th. (AP) Nadal, Djokovic advance in Italian Open • Rafael Nadal, a seventime Italian Open champion, and four-time champ Novak Djokovic advanced in this year’s event. Nadal routed Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-0, Djokovic beat Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2 and defending champ Alexander Zverev upended Matteo Berrettini 7-5, 6-2. Also winning were Kei Nishikori and Juan Martin del Potro. Among women, Simona Halep routed Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-0, Caroline Wozniacki eliminated Alison van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-4. Also winning were Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber. (AP) Cowboys’ Gregory wants to return • Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory, who has been suspended by the NFL since December 2016, is expected to file for reinstatement with the league on Thursday The NFL has 60 days to approve the application once the paperwork has been submitted. The league suspended Gregory on January 6, 2017, for repeated violations its substance abuse policy. (Fort Worth, Texas, Star-Telegram)

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Jordan Spieth watches his shot in the fairway on No. 1 in the pro-am Wednesday at Trinity Forest Golf Club. ASSOCIATED PRESS

DALLAS • Jordan Spieth didn’t try to sell his peers on joining him at a new links-style course for the 50th anniversary of his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson tournament. The three-time major winner says he was honest when asked over the past year about the undulating layout, with no trees or water hazards, on what used to be a landfill a few miles south of downtown Dallas. The fields weren’t great the past decade at the TPC Four Seasons resort in suburban Irving, the tournament’s home for 35 years. The return to Dallas at Trinity Forest Golf Club, named for the 6,000 acres of thick trees surrounding the course, didn’t do much to change that, at least for now. “The most common question is, ‘What’s it like?’” Spieth said. “Pretty vague question but, you know, I say it’s very different. These are my words: It’s really fun as a member, as a change-of-pace kind of golf club.” Spieth (No. 3) and ninth-ranked Hideki Matsuyama, making his Nelson debut Thursday, are the only players from the world top 10 in the field. Sergio Garcia, the Nelson winner two years ago and 2017 Masters champ, is next at 14th. Whether it’s scheduling, losing the amenities of a resort or facing an unfamiliar brand of PGA Tour golf, most of the big names are staying away. Billy Horschel admitted he probably wouldn’t be

at the course co-designed by Ben Crenshaw if he weren’t the defending champion. “Look, most people just don’t like different, do they?” asked Adam Scott, the 2008 Nelson champ, who is playing the event for the first time in six years. “This is just different than what we normally roll out and play.” Wind will determine the difficulty on the par-71 layout. Thursday is supposed to be calm, with wind expected to pick up Friday and Saturday to around 20 mph — a number Geoff Ogilvy used a threshold for things getting “interesting.” “You have to ask Jordan or the members who play out here into crazy winds because I haven’t seen it yet,” Ogilvy said. “Nothing to stop the wind. Pretty exposed place.” Spieth is talking up the par-3 No. 17 because of a green with a large mound through the middle that Crenshaw says was a natural part of the landscape. A double green for the third and 11th holes is billed as the largest on an 18hole course in North America. The short par-4 fifth will be one to watch because it’s easily reachable off the tee — especially with a prevailing south wind — and easily could be a big source of trouble. The finishing hole on each nine is a par-4 of more than 500 yards. “Like everything here in the U.S., the greens are bigger, the fairways are bigger, but it’s the closest thing you can get to a links course,” said Garcia, who is from

Spain. “It’s an American links course.” A day after Horschel won the last Nelson at the Four Seasons, his wife went public on social media with her struggles with alcoholism. Horschel had made a vague reference to personal issues after winning. A year later, he raves about the response he and his wife received. He is coming off a win last month in New Orleans and is dealing with not having the data he would prefer to create a game plan for Trinity Forest. “I’ve been saying it may be a touch easier to defend at a new course because except for maybe a handful, two handfuls of players that play this course a little bit, everyone is on an even level playing ground,” Horschel said. “We’re all trying to figure it out.” Spieth’s first splash in pro golf came as a 16-year-old amateur at the Nelson in 2010, when he tied for 16th. That remains his best finish, which is another reason he’s excited about the venue change. He believes his peers will come around. Ogilvy, who showed an interest in the project from its earliest stages, agrees. “I think this course will stand the test of time,” he said. “People will enjoy it every year they play it more and more. Getting guys out of their comfort zone, I think, is a good thing.” If Spieth ever decides to make a sales pitch, he might have a partner.

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Justify wouldn’t have another big run in him. “I like being the favorite,” Baffert said Wednesday. “I don’t want to be 50-1. I like knowing that I have a chance to win. When you come in and you’re like, ‘Well, I don’t know, we’re going to need the Stanford marching band to interfere a little bit,’ then you don’t feel that well. I just feel that when you know that there’s a chance you can pull this off and when you can win on the big arena, that’s what it’s all about.” Justify already won on horse racing’s biggest stage when he held off a hard-charging Good Magic to capture the Derby on a muddy track at Churchill Downs. Rain is expected at Pimlico Race Course in the days leading up to the Preakness and on race day, which could set up a similar situation to how jockey Mike Smith took Justify out to the lead before the final turn and pulled away. “I think it’s less pressure for us because the Kentucky Derby, for me, it was so special,” Baffert said. “Coming in here I feel the same as I did when I won it with the other ones.” Baffert won the Derby and Preakness with Silver Charm in 1997, Real Quiet in 1998, War Emblem in 2002 and American Pharoah three years ago. Justify will face three challengers from the Derby — Good Magic, Lone Sailor and Bravazo — and four horses who skipped it to point to the Preakness — Quip, Tenfold, Sporting Chance and Diamond King. After Justify and Good Magic, No. 1 Quip is third at 12-1. No. 2

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The field for Saturday’s 143rd Preakness Stakes: PP Horse Trainer Jockey Odds Rodolphe Brisset Florent Geroux 12-1 1. Quip 2. Lone Sailor Thomas Amoss Irad Ortiz Jr. 15-1 Luis Contreras 30-1 3. Sporting Chance D. Wayne Lukas 4. Diamond King John Servis Javier Castellano 30-1 Chad Brown Jose Ortiz 3-1 5. Good Magic 6. Tenfold Steve Asmussen Ricardo Santana Jr. 20-1 Bob Baffert Mike Smith 1-2 7. Justify 8. Bravazo D. Wayne Lukas Luis Saez 20-1 Weights: 126 each. Distance: 1 3/16 miles. Purse: $1,500,000. First place: $900,000. Second place: $300,000. Third place: $165,000. Fourth place: $90,000. Post time: 5:20 p.m.

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Lone Sailor is 15-1, No. 6 Tenfold and No. 8 Bravazo are 20-1 and No. 3 Sporting Chance and No. 4 Diamond King are 30-1 on the morning line. If Justify runs his best race, the rest of the field could be running for second place. “He’s the best horse,” said D. Wayne Lukas, who trains Bravazo and Sporting Chance. “He looks terrific, he’s doing well. I watched him all week.” Quip is the new shooter best positioned to give Justify a run after winning the Tampa Bay Derby. Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm, which co-owns Justify and Quip, showed his allegiance at the draw

by wearing a “Justify” hat and hopes the favorite wins for obvious reasons. “It would point him toward the Triple Crown,” Walden said. “But if for some reason he stubs his toe, we feel real good about Quip’s chances to be the horse to upset him, if that happens.” The odds are against that, unless a bruised heel Justify was treated for acts up after training on an off track at Pimlico. He arrived Wednesday about 90 minutes before the post-position draw, and Baffert expects to take him on the track for the first time Thursday morning to see how he’ll handle it.

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NHL NOTEBOOK Capitals critical of hit by Lightning’s Stralman For better or for worse, Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson is an expert when it comes to knowing what the NHL looks for when punishing someone for a dangerous hit, and he thinks Tampa Bay defenseman Anton Stralman could be in trouble. Wilson, who served a threegame suspension earlier this postseason, spoke out about the way Stralman slammed him into the glass in the first period of what turned into a 4-2 victory for Tampa Bay over Washington in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. Stralman was sent to the penalty box for boarding on the play. “It’s a vulnerable position. There’s no doubt there’s contact with my head. If I’m wearing a helmet from five years ago, I think I’m probably unconscious. So we’ll see what they say,” Wilson said, referring to the possibility of the league’s department of player safety reviewing the matter. On the play, Wilson was facing the glass not too far from the Capitals’ bench when Stralman hit him from behind. Wilson dropped to the ice and put his right glove to his helmet. After the game, which allowed the Lightning to cut their series deficit to 2-1, Wilson talked about the “goose egg on the side of my head” and acknowledged, “It took me a little bit to collect myself.” He said the hit included “everything I’ve heard all year: He sees (jersey) numbers for a good amount of time, and he elevates through the back of my shoulder and head.” Capitals coach Barry Trotz referred to those as “red flags,” and added, “I understand where Tom’s coming from, no question.” “That’s a lot of ‘don’ts’ for me. From what they’ve been telling me, that’s a lot of ‘don’ts.’ If I make that hit, 100 percent I’m probably sitting out. So we’ll see. It’s playoffs. It’s an intense time of year,” Wilson said. “I don’t think he’s a malicious player, at all. But it’s a pretty dangerous hit. I think a lot of people will say that.” During Washington’s elimination of two-time reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh in the second round of the playoffs, Wilson missed three games after breaking Penguins rookie Zach AstonReese’s jaw in a violent collision. Wilson also was forced to sit out two preseason games following a late hit on an opponent, then was suspended for the first four games of the regular season for boarding a player shortly after his return.

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Vegas’ James Neal scored early in the second period, just 12 seconds after Winnipeg had tied the game, to spark the host Golden Knights to a 4-2 victory Wednesday night in the NHL’s Western Conference finals. That gave Vegas a 2-1 led in the best-of-seven series. Alex Tuch scored less than three minutes after Neal’s goal, stretching the Knights’ advantage to 3-1. Mark Scheifele tallied just 18 seconds into the third period to pull the Jets to within a goal, but Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made the lead hold up. The Knights wrapped it up when Jonathan Marchessault scored into an empty net with 3 seconds remaining in the game. The Knights wasted little time in taking the lead after the opening faceoff, as Marchessault scored just 35 seconds into the contest. Scheifele tied it for the Jets 5:28 into the second period. Fleury finished with 33 saves. Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck had 21. Game 4 is Friday in Las Vegas.

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SUMMARY Golden Knights 4, Jets 2 Winnipeg 0 1 1 — 2 Vegas 1 2 1 — 4 First Period: 1, Vegas, Marchessault 7 (McNabb), 0:35. Penalties: Haula, VGK, (tripping), 11:10; Morrissey, WPG, (holding), 14:50; Perreault, WPG, (tripping), 19:35. Second Period: 2, Winnipeg, Scheifele 13 (Wheeler), 5:28. 3, Vegas, Neal 4 (Haula), 5:40. 4, Vegas, Tuch 5 (Neal, Schmidt), 8:13. Penalties: Scheifele, WPG, (slashing), 9:50; Sbisa, VGK, (holding), 14:39; Scheifele, WPG, (roughing), 17:26; Carpenter, VGK, (roughing), 17:26; Eakin, VGK, (roughing), 17:26; Wheeler, WPG, (roughing), 17:26. Third Period: 5, Winnipeg, Scheifele 14 (Connor, Wheeler), 0:18. 6, Vegas, Marchessault 8 (Fleury, McNabb), 19:57. Penalties: None. Shots on Goal: Winnipeg 3-16-16: 35. Vegas 10-12-8: 30. Power-play opportunities: Winnipeg 0 of 2; Vegas 0 of 3. Goalies: Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 9-5 (29 shots-26 saves). Vegas, Fleury 9-3 (35-33). A: 18,477 Referees: Marc Joannette, Wes McCauley. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Jonny Murray.

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SUMMARY Golden Knights 4, Jets 2 Winnipeg 0 1 1 — 2 Vegas 1 2 1 — 4 First period: 1, Vegas, Marchessault 7 (McNabb), 0:35. Penalties: Haula, VGK, (tripping), 11:10; Morrissey, WPG, (holding), 14:50; Perreault, WPG, (tripping), 19:35. Second period: 2, Winnipeg, Scheifele 13 (Wheeler), 5:28. 3, Vegas, Neal 4 (Haula), 5:40. 4, Vegas, Tuch 5 (Schmidt, Neal), 8:13. Penalties: Scheifele, WPG, (slashing), 9:50; Sbisa, VGK, (holding), 14:39; Scheifele, WPG, (roughing), 17:26; Carpenter, VGK, (roughing), 17:26; Eakin, VGK, (roughing), 17:26; Wheeler, WPG, (roughing), 17:26. Third period: 5, Winnipeg, Scheifele 14 (Wheeler, Connor), 0:18. 6, Vegas, Marchessault 8 (McNabb, Fleury), 19:57. Penalties: Reaves, VGK, (roughing), 20:00; Chiarot, WPG, (roughing), 20:00; Engelland, VGK, (roughing), 20:00; Myers, WPG, (roughing), 20:00; Sbisa, VGK, (roughing), 20:00; Nosek, VGK, (roughing), 20:00; Armia, WPG, (roughing), 20:00; Lowry, WPG, (roughing), 20:00; Copp, WPG, (roughing), 20:00; Lowry, WPG, (roughing), 20:00; Carpenter, VGK, (roughing), 20:00. Shots: Winnipeg 3-16-16: 35. Vegas 10-12-8: 30. Power-plays: Winnipeg 0 of 2; Vegas 0 of 3. Goalies: Winnipeg, Hellebuyck 9-6 (29 shots-26 saves). Vegas, Fleury 10-3 (35-33). A: 18,477. Referees: Marc Joannette, Wes McCauley. Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Jonny Murray.

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.619

GB WCGB L10 —

7-3

W-1

9-8

17-8

Philadelphia 24 16 .600

1

7-3 W-2

16-6

8-10

Washington

24 18

2

1

8-2 W-4

10-10

14-8

L-1

8-11

12-8

9 4-6 W-2

10-14

6-12

Str Home

Away

.571

New York

20 19

.513 4½

Miami

16 26

.381

10

WEST

W

Pct

GB WCGB L10

L

3-7

Arizona

25 18

.581

3-7

L-1

14-12

11-6

Colorado

23 20

.535

2

5-5

L-1

7-11

16-9

San Francisco 22 22 .500 3½

4

3-7

L-1

12-8

10-14

San Diego

17 27 .386 8½

9

5-5

W-1

11-18

6-9

Los Angeles

16 26

9

1-9

L-6

8-13

8-13

.381 8½

Wednesday Cardinals 7, Minnesota 5 Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1 Pittsburgh 3, White Sox 2 Toronto 12, NY Mets 1 Milwaukee 8, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 6, San Francisco 3 NY Yankees at Washington, ppd. Miami 6, LA Dodgers 5 Atlanta 4, Cubs 1 Tuesday San Diego 4, Colorado 0 Philadelphia at Baltimore, ppd. Pittsburgh 7, White Sox 0 NY Yankees at Washington, susp. NY Mets 12, Toronto 2 Miami 4, LA Dodgers 2 Cubs 3, Atlanta 2 Minnesota 4, Cardinals 1 Arizona 2, Milwaukee 1 San Francisco 5, Cincinnati 3

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 05.17.2018

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10

Cleveland

21

21 .500

Minnesota

18

21 .462

6-4

4-6 W-1

Away

13-9

8-12

L-1

8-9

10-12

Detroit

19 23

2

6

5-5

L-1

12-10

7-13

Kansas City

13 30 .302 8½

12½

3-7

L-5

6-16

7-14

Chicago

10 29

13½

1-9

L-2

3-15

7-14

Str Home

Away

L

.452

Str Home

.256 9½

EAST

W

New York

28

12 .700

Pct

GB WCGB L10 —

8-2 W-2

18-7

Boston

29

14

.674

½

5-5 W-1

12-6

17-8

Toronto

22

21

.512 7½

4-6 W-1

11-11

11-10

Tampa Bay

19

22 .463 9½

4-6 W-3

8-10

11-12

Baltimore

13 29

.310

16

WEST

W

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10

Houston

27

17

.614

6-4 W-1

12-10

15-7

Los Angeles 25

17

.595

1

5-5

11-13

14-4

.571

12

5-5

L-1

10-5

10-13

3-16

Str Home

Away

L-1

Seattle

24

18

2

1

5-5

L-1

9-9

15-9

Oakland

21

22 .488 5½

4-6

L-1

11-9

10-13

Texas

17 27 .386

4-6 W-1

7-16

10-11

10

9

ROUNDUP

BOX SCORES

Acuna lifts Braves to victory over Cubs

Braves 4, Cubs 1

Rangers 5, Mariners 1

Rays 5, Royals 3

Pirates 3, White Sox 2

Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Almora cf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .297 Bryant 3b 4 0 3 1 0 0 .301 Rizzo 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .195 Contreras c 2 0 1 0 2 0 .277 Baez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 3 .266 Schwarber lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .241 Edwards p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hancock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Russell ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 4 1 1 0 0 1 .233 Happ rf-lf Chatwood p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-La Stella ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Zobrist rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 Totals 33 1 8 1 2 11 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Albies 2b 4 2 2 0 0 0 .283 Acuna lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .275 Freeman 1b 3 1 2 1 1 0 .325 Markakis rf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .333 Flowers c 3 0 1 1 1 1 .321 3 0 0 0 1 1 .264 Inciarte cf Camargo ss 2 0 0 1 2 2 .193 Flaherty 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279 McCarthy p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .059 Carle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Minter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Tucker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Vizcaino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 28 4 7 4 7 5 Chicago 000 010 000 — 1 8 0 Atlanta 100 000 03x — 4 7 0 a-popped out for Duensing in the 7th. b-lined out for Minter in the 8th. LOB: Chicago 8, Atlanta 7. 2B: Bryant (12), Russell (10), Albies (15), Flowers (1). 3B: Albies (2). RBIs: Bryant (22), Acuna (8), Freeman (32), Flowers (5), Camargo (11). S: Chatwood. RLISP: Chicago 4 (Almora, Rizzo, Contreras, Schwarber); Atlanta 4 (Inciarte 2, Flaherty 2). GIDP: Schwarber, Markakis 2, Flaherty. DP: Chicago 3 (Russell, Baez, Rizzo), (Russell, Baez, Rizzo), (Rizzo, Russell, Duensing); Atlanta 1 (Freeman, Camargo). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chicago 51/3 4 1 1 2 2 79 3.14 Chatwood 2/ Duensing 1 0 12 0.64 3 0 0 0 Cishek 1 0 0 0 1 2 17 1.83 Edwards, L, 2-1 1/3 3 3 3 2 0 16 3.79 2/ Hancock 1 1 14 3.38 3 0 0 0 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Atlanta McCarthy 6 5 1 1 2 8 85 5.05 1 2 0 0 0 1 19 0.72 Carle 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 2.50 Minter, W, 2-0 Vizcaino, S, 8-10 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.61 Carle pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored: Duensing 1-0, Hancock 3-1, Minter 1-0. Umpires: Home, Carlos Torres; First, Alfonso Marquez; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, Jim Wolf. T: 2:55. A: 28,264 .

Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. DeShields cf 4 0 1 2 1 0 .263 Choo dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 .241 5 1 1 0 0 0 .231 Profar ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .279 Mazara rf Gallo lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .200 Kiner-Falefa 3b 3 2 2 0 1 0 .257 4 1 1 0 0 1 .200 Odor 2b Guzman 1b 4 1 0 0 0 3 .200 Perez c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .143 a-Chirinos ph-c 1 0 0 0 1 1 .194 Totals 36 5 7 3 3 10 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gordon cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .315 Segura ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .309 Haniger rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .294 Seager 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .241 Healy 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .278 4 0 2 0 0 0 .194 Gamel lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .207 Zunino dh 1-Heredia pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 3 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Romine 2b Freitas c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 Totals 32 1 6 1 1 3 Texas 000 000 014 — 5 7 0 Seattle 000 000 001 — 1 6 1 a-struck out for Perez in the 8th. 1-ran for Zunino in the 8th. E: Healy (1). LOB: Texas 7, Seattle 5. 2B: DeShields (5), Profar (11), Gamel (3). HR: Seager (8), off Kela. RBIs: DeShields 2 (6), Choo (16), Seager (28). SB: Guzman (1). RLISP: Texas 5 (Choo 2, Profar 2, Odor); Seattle 2 (Segura, Romine). GIDP: Gamel. DP: Texas 1 (Profar, Odor, Guzman). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Texas Colon, W, 2-1 72/3 4 0 0 0 3 96 2.82 Diekman 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.68 1/ 0 0 0 1 2.57 Leclerc, 3 0 0 Kela 1 1 1 1 1 0 25 5.06 Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bergman 7 2 0 0 0 5 90 0.00 Pazos, L, 1-1 1/3 2 1 1 0 1 6 1.65 2/ 0 0 1 10 3.63 Vincent 3 2 1 Rzepczynski 2/3 0 3 0 1 3 18 8.53 1/ 0 2 0 20 3.68 Altavilla 3 1 0 Diekman pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Vincent pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Inherited runners-scored: Diekman 1-0, Leclerc 2-0, Vincent 2-1, Rzepczynski 1-1, Altavilla 2-2. PB: Freitas (3). Umpires: Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Laz Diaz; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Andy Fletcher. T: 2:52. A: 20,629 .

Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 1 2 0 0 0 .254 Span lf 4 3 2 1 0 1 .289 Cron dh 3 0 1 0 1 1 .286 Wendle 2b Ramos c 4 1 2 0 0 0 .289 Miller 1b 4 0 0 1 0 1 .225 Hechavarria ss 4 0 1 2 0 0 .267 4 0 1 0 0 1 .308 Smith cf Robertson 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .260 Field rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .265 Totals 36 5 10 4 1 5 Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 1 3 0 1 1 .299 Jay rf Soler dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .314 Moustakas 3b 3 0 0 1 1 2 .294 Perez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .244 4 1 1 0 0 1 .289 Merrifield 2b 2 0 1 0 2 0 .279 Gordon lf Dozier 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .273 Escobar ss 3 0 0 1 0 1 .235 4 0 1 0 0 0 .205 Almonte cf Totals 32 3 8 3 4 8 Tampa Bay 301 010 000 — 5 10 1 Kansas City 000 120 000 — 3 8 0 E: Smith (3). LOB: Tampa Bay 6, Kansas City 9. 2B: Span (6), Robertson (7), Jay (5), Soler (13), Gordon (4). HR: Cron (10), off Hammel. RBIs: Cron (26), Miller (14), Hechavarria 2 (16), Soler (19), Moustakas (30), Escobar (12). SB: Soler (2). SF: Moustakas, Escobar. RLISP: Tampa Bay 5 (Span, Miller 2, Smith, Field); Kansas City 2 (Perez, Escobar). FIDP: Soler. GIDP: Ramos, Perez. DP: Tampa Bay 2 (Span, Wendle), (Hechavarria, Wendle, Miller); Kansas City 1 (Escobar, Merrifield, Dozier). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tampa Bay Faria 41/3 4 3 3 4 2 89 5.20 2/ Roe 1 7 4.60 3 0 0 0 0 Andriese, W, 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 3 42 3.38 Colome, S, 9-11 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 4.12 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kansas City Hammel, L, 0-5 6 10 5 5 0 2 73 6.28 Keller 1 0 0 0 1 1 20 2.08 Boyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 12.89 Adam 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 0.00 Hammel pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: Keller 1-0. HBP: Hammel (Cron), Faria (Soler). WP: Faria. Umpires: Home, Mike Muchlinski; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Rob Drake; Third, Sean Barber. T: 2:59. A: 19,611 .

Red Sox 6, Athletics 4

Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Cain cf 3 2 1 0 2 0 .277 Yelich lf 5 1 1 2 0 1 .294 Aguilar 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .308 Shaw 3b 4 2 2 2 0 0 .248 Santana rf 4 1 1 2 0 0 .258 Villar 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 .280 Saladino ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .350 4 0 0 0 0 1 .172 Bandy c Woodruff p 3 0 1 0 0 0 .200 Albers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jennings p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 c-Arcia ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 Lopez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Totals 36 8 10 8 2 2 AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Arizona Peralta lf-rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .279 Dyson cf 1 1 0 0 2 0 .182 b-Owings ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 Descalso 3b-lf 4 1 1 2 0 2 .261 Goldschmidt 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .208 Chafin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Souza Jr. rf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .154 Marrero 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .192 Marte 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .226 Avila c-1b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .125 Ahmed ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .213 Koch p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 McFarland p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Walker ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Murphy c Totals 31 2 4 2 4 11 Milwaukee 320 120 000 — 8 10 0 Arizona 200 000 000 — 2 4 0 a-struck out for McFarland in the 7th. b-grounded out for Dyson in the 8th. c-popped out for Jennings in the 9th. LOB: Milwaukee 3, Arizona 6. 2B: Shaw (12), Villar (2). 3B: Ahmed (1). HR: Shaw (10), off Koch; Santana (2), off Koch; Yelich (4), off Koch; Saladino (2), off Koch; Descalso (5), off Woodruff. RBIs: Yelich 2 (17), Shaw 2 (26), Santana 2 (11), Villar (11), Saladino (4), Descalso 2 (22). SB: Cain (10), Dyson (6). RLISP: Milwaukee 1 (Saladino); Arizona 3 (Peralta, Goldschmidt, Ahmed). FIDP: Cain. DP: Arizona 1 (Goldschmidt, Dyson). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Milwaukee Woodruff, W, 2-0 5 1 2 2 4 6 94 6.75 Albers 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 1.29 Jennings 2 1 0 0 0 3 29 2.41 Lopez 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 4.32 Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 1/ 4 3 9 8 8 1 0 83 4.06 Koch, L, 2-2 McFarland 22/3 1 0 0 1 1 40 1.91 De La Rosa 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 2.40 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1.88 Chafin Inherited runners-scored: McFarland 2-2. Umpires: Home, Jeremie Rehak; First, Bill Miller; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, Alan Porter. T: 3:04. A: 16,762 .

Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Moncada 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 .254 4 1 1 1 0 1 .294 Sanchez ss e-Castillo ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 1-Thompson pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .107 Abreu 1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .287 Delmonico lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .223 4 0 0 0 0 2 .250 Davidson 3b Garcia rf 3 1 2 1 0 0 .268 Narvaez c 2 0 1 0 2 0 .179 4 0 1 0 0 1 .194 Engel cf Santiago p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Palka ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Fry p Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jones p d-Anderson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Totals 35 2 8 2 3 6 AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pittsburgh Moroff 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .219 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 c-Frazier ph-cf Polanco rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .228 Freese 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 3 0 0 0 1 0 .300 Osuna 1b Dickerson lf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .318 Diaz c 2 2 1 0 2 0 .383 Rodriguez cf-2b 4 0 1 2 0 1 .171 Mercer ss 2 0 0 0 1 1 .234 1 0 0 0 1 0 .154 Taillon p Santana p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Bell ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .263 Feliz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Vazquez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --27 3 4 3 6 7 Totals Chicago 010 010 000 — 2 8 1 Pittsburgh 020 000 10x — 3 4 0 a-grounded out for Santiago in the 6th. b-singled for Santana in the 7th. c-out on fielder’s choice for Moroff in the 7th. d-flied out for Jones in the 9th. e-singled for Sanchez in the 9th. 1-ran for Castillo in the 9th. E: Sanchez (4). LOB: Chicago 10, Pittsburgh 7. 2B: Garcia (2), Diaz (2), Rodriguez (2). HR: Garcia (2), off Taillon; Sanchez (2), off Taillon. RBIs: Sanchez (20), Garcia (11), Rodriguez 2 (9), Bell (25). RLISP: Chicago 4 (Davidson, Engel, Palka 2); Pittsburgh 2 (Freese 2). GIDP: Freese. DP: Chicago 1 (Santiago, Moncada, Abreu). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chicago Santiago 5 2 2 2 3 2 64 5.29 Fry 1 0 0 0 1 2 17 0.00 Soria, L, 0-2 1 2 1 1 1 2 32 4.72 Jones 1 0 0 0 1 1 20 3.86 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Taillon 52/3 5 2 2 3 5 96 3.97 Santana, W, 1-0 11/3 1 0 0 0 0 16 3.00 Feliz, 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 3.00 Vazquez, S, 8-8 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 2.55 Inherited runners-scored: Santana 3-0. HBP: Santiago (Moroff), Taillon (Garcia). Umpires: Home, Bruce Dreckman; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Chad Fairchild. T: 2:45. A: 20,286 .

Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in Ozzie Albies with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to send the Atlanta Braves past the visiting Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night. Carl Edwards Jr. allowed five straight baserunners in Atlanta’s three-run eighth, including a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Flowers, without getting an out. Justin Hancock also forced in a run with a walk to Johan Camargo. The Braves’ big inning was set up by Albies’ triple. Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 2 • Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered in the first four innings off Matt Koch to send Milwaukee to victory on the road. Marlins 6, Dodgers 5 • J.T. Realmuto’s solo homer in the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and vaulted host Miami to a victory that dropped reigning National League champion Los Angeles to 16-26 — the same mark as rebuilding Miami. Reds 6, Giants 3 • Scooter Gennett homered a halfinning after the second baseman saved two runs with a diving catch on a difficult popup, helping visiting Cincinnati prevail.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Red Sox 6, Athletics 4 • Xander Bogaerts hit a threerun homer and J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot as host Boston won. Chris Sale gave up just two runs and two hits in five innings, striking out nine but walking four. Rangers 5, Mariners 1 • Bartolo Colon scattered four hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Delino DeShields’ RBI double in the eighth gave visiting Texas the lead for good. Indians 6, Tigers 0 • Trevor Bauer struck out 10 in eight sparkling innings and Michael Brantley homered as Cleveland rolled on the road. Rays 5, Royals 3 • C.J. Cron homered and scored three runs to fuel visiting Tampa Bay’s victory.

INTERLEAGUE

Pirates 3, White Sox 2 • Pinch-hitter Josh Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, helping host Pittsburgh win for the seventh time in eight games. Chicago has lost 13 of 15 and is a major-leagueworst 10-29, matching its worst record through 39 games since 1948. Phillies 4, Orioles 1 • Nick Pivetta tied a career high with 11 strikeouts and Cesar Hernandez homered to boost visiting Philadelphia. The Phillies (24-16) climbed eight games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2011 season. Baltimore (13-29) has dropped two of three and has the third-worst record in the American League. Postponement • The Yankees-Nationals game set for Washington, as well as the conclusion of a contest between the teams that was suspended Tuesday because of rain while tied 3-3 in the sixth inning, were rained out. They are to be made up June 18, which had been an off day for both. Blue Jays 12, Mets 1 • J.A. Happ reached three times and allowed only two baserunners over seven innings as visiting Toronto won. Associated Press

Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Semien ss 4 1 2 2 0 1 .276 Canha cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .260 Lowrie 2b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .325 Davis dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .214 Chapman 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .231 Olson 1b 4 1 2 1 0 1 .238 Piscotty rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .240 Pinder lf 0 1 0 0 2 0 .265 a-Joyce ph-lf 2 1 1 1 0 0 .207 Lucroy c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .284 Totals 31 4 5 4 5 13 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .353 Benintendi cf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .272 Ramirez dh 4 1 1 1 0 0 .281 Martinez lf 3 2 1 2 1 0 .344 Bogaerts ss 4 1 1 3 0 1 .306 3 0 0 0 1 3 .319 Moreland 1b Nunez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Devers 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Vazquez c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .179 Totals 32 6 9 6 2 6 Oakland 000 020 101 — 4 5 1 300 003 00x — 6 9 0 Boston a-homered for Pinder in the 7th. E: Pinder (1). LOB: Oakland 5, Boston 4. HR: Semien (4), off Sale; Joyce (5), off Hembree; Olson (6), off Kimbrel; Martinez (12), off Cahill; Bogaerts (5), off Dull. RBIs: Semien 2 (20), Olson (16), Joyce (7), Ramirez (29), Martinez 2 (36), Bogaerts 3 (21). CS: Betts (2). RLISP: Oakland 2 (Chapman, Piscotty); Boston 2 (Betts, Bogaerts). GIDP: Chapman. DP: Boston 1 (Bogaerts, Nunez, Moreland). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Oakland Cahill, L, 1-2 5 5 3 3 1 1 88 2.79 Dull 1 4 3 3 1 1 34 5.79 Hatcher 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 5.93 Coulombe 1 0 0 0 0 3 16 5.40 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sale, W, 4-1 5 2 2 2 4 9 102 2.29 Barnes, 1 1 0 0 0 2 16 2.89 Hembree 1 1 1 1 0 1 20 5.31 Kelly, 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 2.21 Kimbrel, S, 12-14 1 1 1 1 0 1 19 2.45 PB: Vazquez (3). Umpires: Home, John Tumpane; First, Jim Reynolds; Second, Ben May; Third, Mark Wegner. T: 3:08. A: 34,947 .

Marlins 6, Dodgers 5 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 0 1 0 0 1 .247 Utley 2b 5 1 1 0 0 0 .235 Pederson lf 5 0 2 0 0 0 .333 Turner 3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 .278 Grandal c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .270 Bellinger cf 4 1 2 1 0 2 .240 Taylor ss 3 0 1 2 0 1 .237 Muncy 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .202 Puig rf Buehler p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .091 1 0 0 0 0 1 .304 a-Kemp ph Baez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Fields p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 c-Barnes ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hudson p Alexander p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 37 5 10 5 1 7 Totals Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 2 1 0 1 1 .172 Prado 3b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .316 Realmuto c Castro 2b 5 1 4 1 0 1 .300 Bour 1b 3 1 1 2 2 2 .246 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ziegler p Anderson rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .275 Dietrich lf 2 0 1 0 1 0 .247 --Steckenrider p 0 0 0 0 0 0 b-Maybin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Barraclough p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 Rivera ss 2 0 1 1 0 0 .258 Rojas ss-1b Brinson cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .171 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Tazawa p Shuck lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .224 34 6 11 6 4 9 Totals Los Angeles 000 104 000 — 5 10 1 101 031 00x — 6 11 1 Miami a-struck out for Buehler in the 6th. b-grounded out for Steckenrider in the 7th. c-out on fielder’s choice for Fields in the 8th. E: Taylor (4), Castro (4). LOB: Los Angeles 7, Miami 10. 2B: Pederson (5), Bellinger (9), Muncy (4), Castro (8), Rojas (6). HR: Grandal (7), off Hernandez; Bour (9), off Buehler; Realmuto (6), off Baez. RBIs: Grandal 2 (26), Taylor (16), Muncy 2 (10), Realmuto (12), Castro (19), Bour 2 (23), Anderson (21), Rojas (16). SF: Rojas. RLISP: Los Angeles 3 (Buehler, Kemp, Barnes); Miami 4 (Prado, Bour, Anderson, Dietrich). GIDP: Turner. DP: Miami 1 (Castro, Rivera, Rojas). Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Buehler 5 7 5 4 2 7 97 2.67 Baez, L, 1-2 1 2 1 1 1 1 24 4.12 Fields 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 2.33 2/ Hudson 1 0 13 6.75 3 10 0 1/ Alexander 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 5.14 Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hernandez 5 3 1 1 1 2 75 2.25 1/ Tazawa 3 3 3 3 0 0 10 8.05 Steckenrider, W, 2-1, 12/3 3 1 1 0 4 36 5.21 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 1.83 Barraclough, 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 5.89 Ziegler, S, 7-7 Inherited runners-scored: Alexander 2-0, Steckenrider 2-2. HBP: Buehler (Rojas), Barraclough (Muncy). Umpires: Home, Greg Gibson; First, Jansen Visconti; Second, Vic Carapazza; Third, Jerry Layne. T: 3:01. A: 5,721 .

Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 2

Indians 6, Tigers 0 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Davis cf-lf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .230 Brantley lf 5 2 3 1 0 0 .338 1-G.Allen pr-cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 Ramirez dh 4 0 1 1 1 0 .296 Lindor ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .314 Guyer rf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .156 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .220 Gonzalez 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .382 Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .174 Perez c 4 0 1 1 0 1 .132 Totals 36 6 10 6 2 4 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jones cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 3 0 0 0 0 2 .100 Reyes lf Kozma 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .261 Castellanos dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .316 3 0 1 0 0 1 .263 Goodrum rf Hicks 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .293 Mahtook lf-cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .182 Greiner c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .313 Iglesias ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .238 Machado 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .228 Totals 30 0 5 0 0 13 Cleveland 200 310 000 — 6 10 0 Detroit 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 1-ran for Brantley in the 9th. E: Carpenter (1). LOB: Cleveland 7, Detroit 3. 2B: Kipnis (10), Greiner (1). HR: Brantley (6), off Carpenter. RBIs: Brantley (28), Ramirez (30), Lindor (27), Gonzalez (7), Kipnis (14), Perez (3). SF: Lindor. RLISP: Cleveland 2 (Lindor, Alonso); Detroit 1 (Kozma). GIDP: Alonso, Hicks, Iglesias. DP: Cleveland 2 (Lindor, Kipnis, Alonso), (Lindor, Alonso); Detroit 1 (Carpenter, Iglesias, Hicks). Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bauer, W, 3-3 8 4 0 0 0 10 108 2.59 C.Allen 1 1 0 0 0 3 17 3.18 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Carpenter, L, 0-1 5 7 6 5 1 0 88 8.31 Lewicki 4 3 0 0 1 4 72 3.60 HBP: Carpenter (Guyer). Umpires: Home, Ed Hickox; First, Jerry Meals; Second, Gabe Morales; Third, Roberto Ortiz. T: 2:33. A: 24,771 .

Blue Jays 12, Mets 1 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Granderson lf 4 2 2 0 1 2 .276 1-Smith Jr. pr-lf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 3 2 1 2 1 1 .242 Donaldson 3b Urena ss 1 1 1 3 0 0 .273 Smoak 1b 5 2 2 3 1 1 .255 Hernandez rf 4 1 2 3 1 1 .272 5 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Solarte 2b Pillar cf 5 0 2 1 0 2 .303 Maile c 4 1 2 0 1 1 .324 Urshela ss-3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .143 Happ p 3 2 2 0 1 1 .667 Loup p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Morales ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .152 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --41 12 15 12 6 11 Totals New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lagares cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .339 b-Bruce ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .230 Cabrera 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .320 1 1 1 1 0 0 .267 Nimmo lf Flores 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .229 Conforto rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Evans lf-3b 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Guillorme 3b-2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .600 Lobaton c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .152 Wheeler p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gsellman p Reyes dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rhame p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Baumann p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Rosario ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .254 Totals 31 1 4 1 0 12 100 233 003 — 12 15 0 Toronto New York 000 000 001 — 1 4 0 a-flied out for Loup in the 9th. b-struck out for Lagares in the 9th. 1-ran for Granderson in the 7th. LOB: Toronto 9, New York 3. 2B: Granderson 2 (7), Smoak (10), Smith Jr. (3), Flores 2 (6). HR: Smoak (6), off Wheeler; Hernandez (7), off Wheeler; Urena (1), off Baumann; Nimmo (2), off Barnes. RBIs: Donaldson 2 (16), Smoak 3 (25), Hernandez 3 (18), Pillar (18), Urena 3 (3), Nimmo (5). SF: Donaldson. RLISP: Toronto 5 (Smoak, Maile, Urshela 3); New York 2 (Conforto, Evans). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Toronto 7 2 0 0 0 10 101 4.15 Happ, W, 5-3 Loup 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 3.63 Barnes 1 2 1 1 0 1 24 3.00 New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wheeler, L, 2-3 4 7 6 6 3 7 81 5.92 Gsellman 1 0 0 0 1 1 21 3.04 2/ Ramos 3 1 0 27 5.17 3 4 3 Rhame 11/3 1 0 0 1 0 26 4.50 Baumann 2 3 3 3 0 3 39 19.29 Wheeler pitched to 5 batters in the 5th. Inherited runners-scored: Gsellman 2-0, Rhame 2-0. Umpires: Home, Nic Lentz; First, Tony Randazzo; Second, Lance Barrett; Third, Bill Welke. T: 3:34. A: 28,400 .

Reds 6, Giants 3 Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Peraza ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 .269 Gennett 2b 4 2 2 1 0 0 .327 Votto 1b 3 2 1 1 1 1 .289 Duvall lf 4 1 2 3 0 0 .191 Schebler rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Barnhart c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 Blandino 3b 4 0 2 0 0 2 .278 Harvey p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182 Peralta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hughes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Winker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Iglesias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hamilton cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .212 Totals 35 6 9 5 1 7 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blanco cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .269 b-Hernandez ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 McCutchen rf 4 1 1 1 1 2 .252 Belt lf 5 1 2 1 0 1 .301 Longoria 3b 4 0 3 0 0 0 .256 Sandoval 1b 2 0 0 1 1 1 .270 Hundley c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .288 Gomez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 Tomlinson ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .261 Suarez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Jackson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225 Gearrin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Valdez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Crawford ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .295 Totals 36 3 12 3 2 10 Cincinnati 400 010 100 — 6 9 0 San Francisco 201 000 000 — 3 12 0 a-struck out for Suarez in the 6th. b-popped out for Blanco in the 6th. c-grounded out for Hughes in the 9th. d-singled for Valdez in the 9th. LOB: Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 9. 2B: Gennett (11), Blanco (4), McCutchen (11), Tomlinson (4). HR: Duvall (8), off Suarez; Gennett (7), off Gearrin; Belt (9), off Harvey. RBIs: Gennett (25), Votto (24), Duvall 3 (23), McCutchen (17), Belt (23), Sandoval (12). SF: Sandoval. S: Peralta. RLISP: Cincinnati 3 (Votto, Schebler, Hamilton); San Francisco 5 (McCutchen 2, Belt, Hernandez 2). GIDP: Longoria, Sandoval. DP: Cincinnati 2 (Peralta, Gennett, Votto), (Peraza, Gennett, Votto). Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harvey 4 7 3 3 0 5 77 6.17 Peralta 2 2 0 0 2 1 28 3.80 Hughes, W, 2-2 2 2 0 0 0 2 25 1.40 Iglesias, S, 8-9 1 1 0 0 0 2 19 1.31 San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Suarez, L, 1-3 6 8 5 4 1 5 96 4.88 Gearrin 1 1 1 1 0 1 13 4.08 Valdez 2 0 0 0 0 1 16 11.25 PB: Hundley (3). Umpires: Home, Doug Eddings; First, Marty Foster; Second, Mark Ripperger; Third, Joe West. T: 2:41. A: 38,662 .

Phillies 4, Orioles 1 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hernandez 2b 5 2 2 1 0 1 .267 Hoskins dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 .265 Herrera cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .357 Santana 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .192 Williams rf-lf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .247 Franco 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .273 Florimon ss 4 0 2 1 0 2 .279 Valentin lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .125 a-Altherr ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 Knapp c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .175 Totals 35 4 9 4 3 8 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mancini lf 2 0 0 0 2 1 .271 1-Gentry pr-lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 Jones cf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .259 Machado ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .342 Schoop 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .240 Trumbo rf 4 0 0 0 0 4 .304 Davis 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .173 Sisco c 3 0 1 0 0 2 .227 Alvarez dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 .193 Peterson 3b 3 0 1 0 0 2 .194 Totals 31 1 4 1 2 13 Philadelphia 000 003 100 — 4 9 0 Baltimore 100 000 000 — 1 4 0 a-popped out for Valentin in the 8th. 1-ran for Mancini in the 8th. LOB: Philadelphia 7, Baltimore 5. 2B: Hoskins (12), Williams (3), Davis (3), Peterson (3). 3B: Hernandez (1). HR: Hernandez (5), off Cashner; Jones (7), off Pivetta. RBIs: Hernandez (14), Hoskins (26), Franco (29), Florimon (2), Jones (21). CS: Williams (1). RLISP: Philadelphia 3 (Santana, Franco, Valentin); Baltimore 3 (Machado 2, Alvarez). DP: Baltimore 1 (Sisco, Machado). Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Pivetta, W, 3-2 7 2 1 1 1 11 99 3.72 1/ Hunter, 0 0 0 6 4.15 3 2 0 2/ Garcia, 0 1 0 12 2.81 3 0 0 2/ Ramos, 0 0 2 6 1.08 3 0 0 1/ Neris 0 0 0 5 5.06 3 0 0 Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cashner, L, 1-5 52/3 5 3 3 3 6 103 4.83 2/ Bleier 1 0 1 8 1.52 3 2 1 2/ Givens 0 0 0 7 3.22 3 1 0 Scott 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 3.00 Brach 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 4.32 Inherited runners-scored: Garcia 2-0, Bleier 2-1, Givens 1-1. Umpires: Home, Brian Gorman; First, Adrian Johnson; Second, Tripp Gibson; Third, Shane Livensparger. T: 2:42. A: 29,706 .

NL LEADERS BATTING: Herrera, Philadelphia, .357; Markakis, Atlanta, .333; Gennett, Cincinnati, .327; Freeman, Atlanta, .325; Cabrera, New York, .320; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, .318; Arenado, Colorado, .317; Pham, Cardinals, .312; Posey, San Francisco, .310; SMarte, Pittsburgh, .308. RUNS: Albies, Atlanta, 40; Blackmon, Colorado, 31; Freeman, Atlanta, 30; Harper, Washington, 30; Markakis, Atlanta, 30; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 30; Pham, Cardinals, 30; Hernandez, Philadelphia, 29; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 29; 6 tied at 27. RBI: Baez, Chicago, 36; Pollock, Arizona, 33; Freeman, Atlanta, 32; Story, Colorado, 32; Albies, Atlanta, 31; Harper, Washington, 30; Markakis, Atlanta, 30; Suarez, Cincinnati, 30; Franco, Philadelphia, 29; Cespedes, New York, 28. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 56; Albies, Atlanta, 52; Gennett, Cincinnati, 52; Freeman, Atlanta, 51; Herrera, Philadelphia, 51; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 49; Cabrera, New York, 48; Castro, Miami, 48; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, 47; Peraza, Cincinnati, 47. DOUBLES: Albies, Atlanta, 15; Kendrick, Washington, 14; Cabrera, New York, 13; Contreras, Chicago, 13; Hosmer, San Diego, 13; Longoria, San Francisco, 13; 5 tied at 12. TRIPLES: Baez, Chicago, 4; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 4; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 3; Contreras, Chicago, 3; KMarte, Arizona, 3; Nimmo, New York, 3; Pollock, Arizona, 3; Story, Colorado, 3; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 3; 16 tied at 2. HOME RUNS: Albies, Atlanta, 13; Harper, Washington, 13; Blackmon, Colorado, 11; Pollock, Arizona, 11; Adams, Washington, 10; Baez, Chicago, 10; Shaw, Milwaukee, 10; Story, Colorado, 10; Villanueva, San Diego, 10; 2 tied at 9. STOLEN BASES: Inciarte, Atlanta, 18; Turner, Washington, 13; Cain, Milwaukee, 10; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; MTaylor, Washington, 10; Pollock, Arizona, 9; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 8; 4 tied at 7. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington, 7-1; Nola, Philadelphia, 6-1; Mikolas, Cardinals, 5-0; Strasburg, Washington, 5-3; Williams, Pittsburgh, 5-2; 13 tied at 4. ERA: Martinez, Cardinals, 1.62; Scherzer, Washington, 1.69; deGrom, New York, 1.83; Nola, Philadelphia, 1.99; Gonzalez, Washington, 2.36; Newcomb, Atlanta, 2.51; Corbin, Arizona, 2.53; Arrieta, Philadelphia, 2.59; Mikolas, Cardinals, 2.63; Lester, Chicago, 2.66. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 91; Corbin, Arizona, 75; Strasburg, Washington, 68; Syndergaard, New York, 61; Gray, Colorado, 59; Greinke, Arizona, 58; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 57; deGrom, New York, 56; Gonzalez, Washington, 55; Newcomb, Atlanta, 54.

Wednesday Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1 Pittsburgh 3, White Sox 2 Cleveland 6, Detroit 0 Cardinals 7, Minnesota 5 Toronto 12, NY Mets 1 Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 3 Texas 5, Seattle 1 NY Yankees at Washington, ppd. Boston 6, Oakland 4 Houston at LA Angels, late Tuesday Philadelphia at Baltimore, ppd. Pittsburgh 7, White Sox 0 NY Yankees at Washington, susp. NY Mets 12, Toronto 2 Oakland 5, Boston 3 Detroit 9, Cleveland 8 Minnesota 4, Cardinals 1 Tampa Bay 6, Kansas City 5 Houston 5, LA Angels 3 Seattle 9, Texas 8, 11 inn.

Thursday’s pitching matchups NL

Pitcher

Phi

Velasquez (R)

StL

Weaver (R)

LA

Maeda (R)

Mia Smith (L)

Time W-L

ERA

3-4

5.05

3-2

4.91

6:15

2-3

4.75

11:10a 2-4

3.63

1-2

8.27

4-2

4.17

3-1

2.66

1-1

3.68

SD

Lauer (L)

Pit

Kuhl (R)

Chi

Lester (L)

Atl

Soroka (R)

Col

Bettis (R)

4-1

3.12

SF

Samardzija (R) 9:15

1-2

6.94

AL

Pitcher

Time W-L

ERA

3-1

5.31

6:07

2-3

4.08

3-2

3.18

6:10

3-4

4.89

2-4

3.48

1-4

5.44

2-3

5.64

3-2

3.07

2-3

3.21

3-3

4.65

6:05

6:35

Oak Triggs (R) Tor

Sanchez (R)

Bal

Gausman (R)

Bos Price (L) Tex Hamels (L) Chi

Shields (R)

TB

Archer (R)

LA

Skaggs (L)

7:10

9:07

Det Boyd (L) Sea Gonzales (L)

9:10

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AL LEADERS BATTING: Betts, Boston, .353; Martinez, Boston, .344; Simmons, Los Angeles, .342; Machado, Baltimore, .342; Brantley, Cleveland, .338; Lowrie, Oakland, .325; Duffy, Tampa Bay, .322; Castellanos, Detroit, .316; Gordon, Seattle, .315; Lindor, Cleveland, .314. RUNS: Betts, Boston, 44; Lindor, Cleveland, 36; Trout, Los Angeles, 34; Judge, New York, 33; Springer, Houston, 33; Gardner, New York, 32; Semien, Oakland, 31; Gregorius, New York, 30; 3 tied at 29. RBI: Machado, Baltimore, 38; KDavis, Oakland, 36; Lowrie, Oakland, 36; Martinez, Boston, 36; Judge, New York, 35; Upton, Los Angeles, 34; Haniger, Seattle, 32; Gregorius, New York, 31; 3 tied at 30. HITS: Altuve, Houston, 55; Lindor, Cleveland, 55; Lowrie, Oakland, 55; Machado, Baltimore, 55; Martinez, Boston, 55; Segura, Seattle, 54; Betts, Boston, 53; Gordon, Seattle, 53; Semien, Oakland, 51; Simmons, Los Angeles, 51. DOUBLES: Pillar, Toronto, 17; Betts, Boston, 16; Escobar, Minnesota, 16; Lindor, Cleveland, 14; Andujar, New York, 13; Bregman, Houston, 13; Ramirez, Cleveland, 13; Segura, Seattle, 13; Soler, Kansas City, 13; 5 tied at 12. TRIPLES: Sanchez, Chicago, 4; Benintendi, Boston, 3; Candelario, Detroit, 3; Castellanos, Detroit, 3; Chapman, Oakland, 3; Smith, Tampa Bay, 3; 14 tied at 2. HOME RUNS: Betts, Boston, 13; Gallo, Texas, 13; Machado, Baltimore, 13; Ramirez, Cleveland, 13; KDavis, Oakland, 12; Lindor, Cleveland, 12; Martinez, Boston, 12; Trout, Los Angeles, 12; 3 tied at 11. STOLEN BASES: Gordon, Seattle, 15; Segura, Seattle, 11; Anderson, Chicago, 10; Merrifield, Kansas City, 9; Smith, Tampa Bay, 9; Betts, Boston, 8; RDavis, Cleveland, 8; Pillar, Toronto, 8; Trout, Los Angeles, 8; 2 tied at 7. PITCHING: Kluber, Cleveland, 6-2; Severino, New York, 6-1; Carrasco, Cleveland, 5-2; Happ, Toronto, 5-3; Hernandez, Seattle, 5-3; Manaea, Oakland, 5-4; McCullers, Houston, 5-2; Morton, Houston, 5-0; Porcello, Boston, 5-1; Velazquez, Boston, 5-0. ERA: Verlander, Houston, 1.21; Cole, Houston, 1.75; Morton, Houston, 2.03; Severino, New York, 2.14; Sale, Boston, 2.29; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.34; Manaea, Oakland, 2.35; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.59; Clevinger, Cleveland, 2.70; Colon, Texas, 2.82. STRIKEOUTS: Cole, Houston, 93; Sale, Boston, 87; Verlander, Houston, 77; Paxton, Seattle, 71; Severino, New York, 70; Bauer, Cleveland, 67; Happ, Toronto, 66; Morton, Houston, 62; Kluber, Cleveland, 61; McCullers, Houston, 58.

This Date in Baseball Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA May 17 1925: Cleveland’s Tris Speaker got his 3,000th career hit, off Tom Zachary in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators. 1939: The first baseball game on television was broadcast by W2XBS, an experimental station run by NBC in New York. Bill Stern handled the play-by-play, with Princeton beating Columbia 2-1 in 10 innings. 1945: For the fourth time in four days, every American League game in the country was postponed by rain. 1961: Roger Maris hit his first home run of the season at Yankee Stadium (fourth overall) on his way to a record 61. 1963: Don Nottebart pitched Houston’s first no-hitter, leading the Colt .45s past the visiting Philadelphia Phillies 4-1. 1970: Hank Aaron scratched out an infield single against Cincinnati’s Wayne Simpson to become the ninth player with 3,000 hits. The hit came in the nightcap of the Atlanta Braves’ doubleheader loss to the Reds in Cincinnati. 1977: The Chicago Cubs hit seven home runs in beating the San Diego Padres 23-6 at Wrigley Field. Larry Biittner, Jerry Morales and Bobby Murcer hit consecutive home runs in the fifth for the Cubs. 1979: Dave Kingman of the Cubs hit three home runs and Mike Schmidt of the Phillies hit two, and Philadelphia beat Chicago 23-22 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. Bill Buckner had a grand slam and seven RBIs for Chicago. The game included 11 home runs and 50 hits. 1984: Alan Wiggins of the San Diego Padres tied a National League record by stealing five bases in one game. He joined three others who have performed the feat: Dan McGann in 1904, Davey Lopes in 1974 and Lonnie Smith in 1982. 1992: Toronto surpassed the 1-million mark in attendance earlier than any team in major league history. It took the Blue Jays 21 dates to draw 1,006,294. The previous record was shared by the 1991 Blue Jays and the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers. 1998: David Wells pitched the 13th perfect game in modern major league history as the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0. 2008: Barry Zito became the first Giants pitcher to open a season with eight straight losses since 1890 when San Francisco lost 3-1 to the White Sox. Zito (0-8) worked five innings and gave up only two runs in matching Jesse Burkett’s record.


BASEBALL

B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10

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25

17

.595

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Milwaukee

26 18

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8-2 W-2 W-1

Away

14-6

11-11

10-9

16-9

Cardinals

23 17

.575

1

1

5-5

W-1

12-7

11-10

Chicago

22 18 .550

2

2 6-4

L-1

13-8

9-10

Cincinnati

15 29

W-1

6-15

9-14

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.341

11

11

7-3

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W

L

Pct

Atlanta

26 16

.619

GB WCGB L10 —

7-3

W-1

9-8

17-8

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1

7-3 W-2

16-6

8-10

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24 18

2

1

8-2 W-4

10-10

14-8

L-1

8-11

12-8

9 4-6 W-2

10-14

6-12

Str Home

Away

.571

New York

20 19

.513 4½

Miami

16 26

.381

10

WEST

W

Pct

GB WCGB L10

L

3-7

Arizona

25 18

.581

3-7

L-1

14-12

11-6

Colorado

23 20

.535

2

5-5

L-1

7-11

16-9

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4

3-7

L-1

12-8

10-14

San Diego

17 27 .386 8½

9

5-5

W-1

11-18

6-9

Los Angeles

16 26

9

1-9

L-6

8-13

8-13

.381 8½

Wednesday Cardinals 7, Minnesota 5 Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1 Pittsburgh 3, White Sox 2 Toronto 12, NY Mets 1 Milwaukee 8, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 6, San Francisco 3 NY Yankees at Washington, ppd. Miami 6, LA Dodgers 5 Atlanta 4, Cubs 1 Tuesday San Diego 4, Colorado 0 Philadelphia at Baltimore, ppd. Pittsburgh 7, White Sox 0 NY Yankees at Washington, susp. NY Mets 12, Toronto 2 Miami 4, LA Dodgers 2 Cubs 3, Atlanta 2 Minnesota 4, Cardinals 1 Arizona 2, Milwaukee 1 San Francisco 5, Cincinnati 3

M 2 • THUrSDAy • 05.17.2018

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

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L

Pct

GB WCGB L10

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21

21 .500

Minnesota

18

21 .462

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Away

13-9

8-12

L-1

8-9

10-12

Detroit

19 23 .452

2

5-5

L-1

12-10

7-13

Kansas City

13 30 .302

12

3-7

L-5

6-16

7-14

Chicago

10 29 .256

13

1-9

L-2

3-15

7-14

EAST

W

GB WCGB L10

Str Home

Away

New York

28

12 .700

8-2 W-2

18-7

Boston

29 14 .674

½

5-5 W-1

12-6

17-8

Toronto

22

.512

3 4-6 W-1

11-11

11-10

Tampa Bay

19 22 .463

8-10

11-12

Baltimore

13 29

.310

16

WEST

W

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10

Houston

28

L

21

Pct

5 4-6 W-3 11½

5-5

L-1

10-5

10-13

3-16

Str Home

Away

17

.622

7-3 W-2

12-10

16-7

Los Angeles 25 18

.581

2

5-5

L-2

11-14

14-4

½

5-5

L-1

9-9

15-9

4 4-6

L-1

11-9

10-13

8½ 4-6 W-1

7-16

10-11

Seattle

24 18

.571

Oakland

21 22 .488

6

Texas

17 27 .386 10½

ROUNDUP

BOX SCORES

Acuna vaults Braves to victory over Cubs

Braves 4, Cubs 1

Rangers 5, Mariners 1

Rays 5, Royals 3

Pirates 3, White Sox 2

Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Almora cf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .297 Bryant 3b 4 0 3 1 0 0 .301 Rizzo 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .195 Contreras c 2 0 1 0 2 0 .277 Baez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 3 .266 Schwarber lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .241 Edwards p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hancock p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Russell ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .250 4 1 1 0 0 1 .233 Happ rf-lf Chatwood p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-La Stella ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .302 Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Zobrist rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 Totals 33 1 8 1 2 11 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Albies 2b 4 2 2 0 0 0 .283 Acuna lf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .275 Freeman 1b 3 1 2 1 1 0 .325 Markakis rf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .333 Flowers c 3 0 1 1 1 1 .321 3 0 0 0 1 1 .264 Inciarte cf Camargo ss 2 0 0 1 2 2 .193 Flaherty 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279 McCarthy p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .059 Carle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Minter p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Tucker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Vizcaino p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 28 4 7 4 7 5 Chicago 000 010 000 — 1 8 0 Atlanta 100 000 03x — 4 7 0 a-popped out for Duensing in the 7th. b-lined out for Minter in the 8th. LOB: Chicago 8, Atlanta 7. 2B: Bryant (12), Russell (10), Albies (15), Flowers (1). 3B: Albies (2). RBIs: Bryant (22), Acuna (8), Freeman (32), Flowers (5), Camargo (11). S: Chatwood. RLISP: Chicago 4 (Almora, Rizzo, Contreras, Schwarber); Atlanta 4 (Inciarte 2, Flaherty 2). GIDP: Schwarber, Markakis 2, Flaherty. DP: Chicago 3 (Russell, Baez, Rizzo), (Russell, Baez, Rizzo), (Rizzo, Russell, Duensing); Atlanta 1 (Freeman, Camargo). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chicago 51/3 4 1 1 2 2 79 3.14 Chatwood 2/ Duensing 1 0 12 0.64 3 0 0 0 Cishek 1 0 0 0 1 2 17 1.83 Edwards, L, 2-1 1/3 3 3 3 2 0 16 3.79 2/ Hancock 1 1 14 3.38 3 0 0 0 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Atlanta McCarthy 6 5 1 1 2 8 85 5.05 1 2 0 0 0 1 19 0.72 Carle 1 1 0 0 0 1 15 2.50 Minter, W, 2-0 Vizcaino, S, 8-10 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.61 Carle pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored: Duensing 1-0, Hancock 3-1, Minter 1-0. Umpires: Home, Carlos Torres; First, Alfonso Marquez; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, Jim Wolf. T: 2:55. A: 28,264 .

Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. DeShields cf 4 0 1 2 1 0 .263 Choo dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 .241 5 1 1 0 0 0 .231 Profar ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .279 Mazara rf Gallo lf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .200 Kiner-Falefa 3b 3 2 2 0 1 0 .257 4 1 1 0 0 1 .200 Odor 2b Guzman 1b 4 1 0 0 0 3 .200 Perez c 2 0 1 0 0 0 .143 a-Chirinos ph-c 1 0 0 0 1 1 .194 Totals 36 5 7 3 3 10 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gordon cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .315 Segura ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .309 Haniger rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .294 Seager 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .241 Healy 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .278 4 0 2 0 0 0 .194 Gamel lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .207 Zunino dh 1-Heredia pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 3 0 0 0 0 2 .167 Romine 2b Freitas c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .220 Totals 32 1 6 1 1 3 Texas 000 000 014 — 5 7 0 Seattle 000 000 001 — 1 6 1 a-struck out for Perez in the 8th. 1-ran for Zunino in the 8th. E: Healy (1). LOB: Texas 7, Seattle 5. 2B: DeShields (5), Profar (11), Gamel (3). HR: Seager (8), off Kela. RBIs: DeShields 2 (6), Choo (16), Seager (28). SB: Guzman (1). RLISP: Texas 5 (Choo 2, Profar 2, Odor); Seattle 2 (Segura, Romine). GIDP: Gamel. DP: Texas 1 (Profar, Odor, Guzman). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Texas Colon, W, 2-1 72/3 4 0 0 0 3 96 2.82 Diekman 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.68 1/ 0 0 0 1 2.57 Leclerc, 3 0 0 Kela 1 1 1 1 1 0 25 5.06 Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bergman 7 2 0 0 0 5 90 0.00 Pazos, L, 1-1 1/3 2 1 1 0 1 6 1.65 2/ 0 0 1 10 3.63 Vincent 3 2 1 Rzepczynski 2/3 0 3 0 1 3 18 8.53 1/ 0 2 0 20 3.68 Altavilla 3 1 0 Diekman pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Vincent pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. Inherited runners-scored: Diekman 1-0, Leclerc 2-0, Vincent 2-1, Rzepczynski 1-1, Altavilla 2-2. PB: Freitas (3). Umpires: Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Laz Diaz; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Andy Fletcher. T: 2:52. A: 20,629 .

Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 1 2 0 0 0 .254 Span lf 4 3 2 1 0 1 .289 Cron dh 3 0 1 0 1 1 .286 Wendle 2b Ramos c 4 1 2 0 0 0 .289 Miller 1b 4 0 0 1 0 1 .225 Hechavarria ss 4 0 1 2 0 0 .267 4 0 1 0 0 1 .308 Smith cf Robertson 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .260 Field rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .265 Totals 36 5 10 4 1 5 Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 1 3 0 1 1 .299 Jay rf Soler dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .314 Moustakas 3b 3 0 0 1 1 2 .294 Perez c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .244 4 1 1 0 0 1 .289 Merrifield 2b 2 0 1 0 2 0 .279 Gordon lf Dozier 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .273 Escobar ss 3 0 0 1 0 1 .235 4 0 1 0 0 0 .205 Almonte cf Totals 32 3 8 3 4 8 Tampa Bay 301 010 000 — 5 10 1 Kansas City 000 120 000 — 3 8 0 E: Smith (3). LOB: Tampa Bay 6, Kansas City 9. 2B: Span (6), Robertson (7), Jay (5), Soler (13), Gordon (4). HR: Cron (10), off Hammel. RBIs: Cron (26), Miller (14), Hechavarria 2 (16), Soler (19), Moustakas (30), Escobar (12). SB: Soler (2). SF: Moustakas, Escobar. RLISP: Tampa Bay 5 (Span, Miller 2, Smith, Field); Kansas City 2 (Perez, Escobar). FIDP: Soler. GIDP: Ramos, Perez. DP: Tampa Bay 2 (Span, Wendle), (Hechavarria, Wendle, Miller); Kansas City 1 (Escobar, Merrifield, Dozier). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tampa Bay Faria 41/3 4 3 3 4 2 89 5.20 2/ Roe 1 7 4.60 3 0 0 0 0 Andriese, W, 1-1 3 3 0 0 0 3 42 3.38 Colome, S, 9-11 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 4.12 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kansas City Hammel, L, 0-5 6 10 5 5 0 2 73 6.28 Keller 1 0 0 0 1 1 20 2.08 Boyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 12.89 Adam 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 0.00 Hammel pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: Keller 1-0. HBP: Hammel (Cron), Faria (Soler). WP: Faria. Umpires: Home, Mike Muchlinski; First, Tim Timmons; Second, Rob Drake; Third, Sean Barber. T: 2:59. A: 19,611 .

Red Sox 6, Athletics 4

Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Cain cf 3 2 1 0 2 0 .277 Yelich lf 5 1 1 2 0 1 .294 Aguilar 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .308 Shaw 3b 4 2 2 2 0 0 .248 Santana rf 4 1 1 2 0 0 .258 Villar 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 .280 Saladino ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .350 4 0 0 0 0 1 .172 Bandy c Woodruff p 3 0 1 0 0 0 .200 Albers p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jennings p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 c-Arcia ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 Lopez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Totals 36 8 10 8 2 2 AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Arizona Peralta lf-rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .279 Dyson cf 1 1 0 0 2 0 .182 b-Owings ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 Descalso 3b-lf 4 1 1 2 0 2 .261 Goldschmidt 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .208 Chafin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Souza Jr. rf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .154 Marrero 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .192 Marte 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .226 Avila c-1b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .125 Ahmed ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .213 Koch p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 McFarland p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Walker ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125 De La Rosa p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Murphy c Totals 31 2 4 2 4 11 Milwaukee 320 120 000 — 8 10 0 Arizona 200 000 000 — 2 4 0 a-struck out for McFarland in the 7th. b-grounded out for Dyson in the 8th. c-popped out for Jennings in the 9th. LOB: Milwaukee 3, Arizona 6. 2B: Shaw (12), Villar (2). 3B: Ahmed (1). HR: Shaw (10), off Koch; Santana (2), off Koch; Yelich (4), off Koch; Saladino (2), off Koch; Descalso (5), off Woodruff. RBIs: Yelich 2 (17), Shaw 2 (26), Santana 2 (11), Villar (11), Saladino (4), Descalso 2 (22). SB: Cain (10), Dyson (6). RLISP: Milwaukee 1 (Saladino); Arizona 3 (Peralta, Goldschmidt, Ahmed). FIDP: Cain. DP: Arizona 1 (Goldschmidt, Dyson). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Milwaukee Woodruff, W, 2-0 5 1 2 2 4 6 94 6.75 Albers 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 1.29 Jennings 2 1 0 0 0 3 29 2.41 Lopez 1 1 0 0 0 2 17 4.32 Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 1/ 4 3 9 8 8 1 0 83 4.06 Koch, L, 2-2 McFarland 22/3 1 0 0 1 1 40 1.91 De La Rosa 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 2.40 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1.88 Chafin Inherited runners-scored: McFarland 2-2. Umpires: Home, Jeremie Rehak; First, Bill Miller; Second, Todd Tichenor; Third, Alan Porter. T: 3:04. A: 16,762 .

Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Moncada 2b 4 0 0 0 1 0 .254 Sanchez ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .294 e-Castillo ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .250 1-Thompson pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .107 Abreu 1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 .287 Delmonico lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .223 Davidson 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .250 Garcia rf 3 1 2 1 0 0 .268 Narvaez c 2 0 1 0 2 0 .179 Engel cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .194 Santiago p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Palka ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 Fry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jones p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Anderson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Totals 35 2 8 2 3 6 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Moroff 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .219 c-Frazier ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 Polanco rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .228 Freese 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Osuna 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .300 Dickerson lf 3 1 1 0 1 1 .318 Diaz c 2 2 1 0 2 0 .383 Rodriguez cf-2b 4 0 1 2 0 1 .171 Mercer ss 2 0 0 0 1 1 .234 Taillon p 1 0 0 0 1 0 .154 Santana p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Bell ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .263 Feliz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Vazquez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 27 3 4 3 6 7 Chicago 010 010 000 — 2 8 1 Pittsburgh 020 000 10x — 3 4 0 a-grounded out for Santiago in the 6th. b-singled for Santana in the 7th. c-out on fielder’s choice for Moroff in the 7th. d-flied out for Jones in the 9th. e-singled for Sanchez in the 9th. 1-ran for Castillo in the 9th. E: Sanchez (4). LOB: Chicago 10, Pittsburgh 7. 2B: Garcia (2), Diaz (2), Rodriguez (2). HR: Garcia (2), off Taillon; Sanchez (2), off Taillon. RBIs: Sanchez (20), Garcia (11), Rodriguez 2 (9), Bell (25). RLISP: Chicago 4 (Davidson, Engel, Palka 2); Pittsburgh 2 (Freese 2). GIDP: Freese. DP: Chicago 1 (Santiago, Moncada, Abreu). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chicago Santiago 5 2 2 2 3 2 64 5.29 Fry 1 0 0 0 1 2 17 0.00 Soria, L, 0-2 1 2 1 1 1 2 32 4.72 Jones 1 0 0 0 1 1 20 3.86 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Taillon 52/3 5 2 2 3 5 96 3.97 Santana, W, 1-0 11/3 1 0 0 0 0 16 3.00 Feliz, 1 1 0 0 0 1 14 3.00 Vazquez, S, 8-8 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 2.55 Inherited runners-scored: Santana 3-0. HBP: Santiago (Moroff), Taillon (Garcia). Umpires: Home, Bruce Dreckman; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Chad Fairchild. T: 2:45. A: 20,286 .

Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in Ozzie Albies with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning to send the Atlanta Braves past the visiting Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night. Carl Edwards Jr. allowed five straight baserunners in Atlanta’s three-run eighth, including a bases-loaded walk to Tyler Flowers, without getting an out. Justin Hancock also forced in a run with a walk to Johan Camargo. The Braves’ big inning was set up by Albies’ triple. Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 2 • Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana, Christian Yelich and Tyler Saladino homered to victory on the road. Marlins 6, Dodgers 5 • J.T. Realmuto’s solo homer in the sixth inning broke a 5-5 tie and vaulted host Miami to a victory that dropped reigning National League champion Los Angeles to 16-26 — the same mark as rebuilding Miami. Reds 6, Giants 3 • Scooter Gennett homered a halfinning after the second baseman saved two runs with a diving catch on a difficult popup, helping visiting Cincinnati prevail.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Astros 2, Angels 0 • Justin Verlander pitched a fivehitter for his first shutout in three years and Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer as Houston won on the road. Verlander had seven strikeouts to reach 2,500 in his career and lowered his ERA from 1.21 to 1.05. Red Sox 6, Athletics 4 • Xander Bogaerts hit a threerun homer and J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot as host Boston won. Rangers 5, Mariners 1 • Bartolo Colon scattered four hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Delino DeShields’ RBI double in the eighth gave visiting Texas the lead for good. Indians 6, Tigers 0 • Trevor Bauer struck out 10 in eight sparkling innings and Michael Brantley homered as Cleveland rolled on the road. Rays 5, Royals 3 • C.J. Cron homered and scored three runs to fuel visiting Tampa Bay’s victory.

INTERLEAGUE

Pirates 3, White Sox 2 • Pinch-hitter Josh Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, helping host Pittsburgh win for the seventh time in eight games. Chicago has lost 13 of 15 and is a major-leagueworst 10-29, matching its worst record through 39 games since 1948. Phillies 4, Orioles 1 • Nick Pivetta had 11 strikeouts and Cesar Hernandez homered to lift visiting Philadelphia (2416), which is eight games over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2011 season. Postponement • The Yankees-Nationals game set for Washington and the conclusion of a contest between the teams that was suspended Tuesday because of rain while tied 3-3 in the sixth inning were rained out. They are to be made up June 18, which had been an off day for both. Blue Jays 12, Mets 1 • J.A. Happ reached three times and allowed only two baserunners over seven innings as visiting Toronto won. Associated Press

Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Semien ss 4 1 2 2 0 1 .276 Canha cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .260 Lowrie 2b 2 0 0 0 2 1 .325 Davis dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .214 Chapman 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .231 Olson 1b 4 1 2 1 0 1 .238 Piscotty rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .240 Pinder lf 0 1 0 0 2 0 .265 a-Joyce ph-lf 2 1 1 1 0 0 .207 Lucroy c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .284 Totals 31 4 5 4 5 13 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .353 Benintendi cf 4 1 2 0 0 1 .272 Ramirez dh 4 1 1 1 0 0 .281 Martinez lf 3 2 1 2 1 0 .344 Bogaerts ss 4 1 1 3 0 1 .306 3 0 0 0 1 3 .319 Moreland 1b Nunez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Devers 3b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Vazquez c 3 0 1 0 0 0 .179 Totals 32 6 9 6 2 6 Oakland 000 020 101 — 4 5 1 300 003 00x — 6 9 0 Boston a-homered for Pinder in the 7th. E: Pinder (1). LOB: Oakland 5, Boston 4. HR: Semien (4), off Sale; Joyce (5), off Hembree; Olson (6), off Kimbrel; Martinez (12), off Cahill; Bogaerts (5), off Dull. RBIs: Semien 2 (20), Olson (16), Joyce (7), Ramirez (29), Martinez 2 (36), Bogaerts 3 (21). CS: Betts (2). RLISP: Oakland 2 (Chapman, Piscotty); Boston 2 (Betts, Bogaerts). GIDP: Chapman. DP: Boston 1 (Bogaerts, Nunez, Moreland). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Oakland Cahill, L, 1-2 5 5 3 3 1 1 88 2.79 Dull 1 4 3 3 1 1 34 5.79 Hatcher 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 5.93 Coulombe 1 0 0 0 0 3 16 5.40 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sale, W, 4-1 5 2 2 2 4 9 102 2.29 Barnes, 1 1 0 0 0 2 16 2.89 Hembree 1 1 1 1 0 1 20 5.31 Kelly, 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 2.21 Kimbrel, S, 12-14 1 1 1 1 0 1 19 2.45 PB: Vazquez (3). Umpires: Home, John Tumpane; First, Jim Reynolds; Second, Ben May; Third, Mark Wegner. T: 3:08. A: 34,947 .

Marlins 6, Dodgers 5 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 0 1 0 0 1 .247 Utley 2b 5 1 1 0 0 0 .235 Pederson lf 5 0 2 0 0 0 .333 Turner 3b 4 2 2 2 0 1 .278 Grandal c 3 1 1 0 1 0 .270 Bellinger cf 4 1 2 1 0 2 .240 Taylor ss 3 0 1 2 0 1 .237 Muncy 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .202 Puig rf Buehler p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .091 1 0 0 0 0 1 .304 a-Kemp ph Baez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Fields p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 c-Barnes ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Hudson p Alexander p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 37 5 10 5 1 7 Totals Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 2 1 0 1 1 .172 Prado 3b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .316 Realmuto c Castro 2b 5 1 4 1 0 1 .300 Bour 1b 3 1 1 2 2 2 .246 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Ziegler p Anderson rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .275 Dietrich lf 2 0 1 0 1 0 .247 --Steckenrider p 0 0 0 0 0 0 b-Maybin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Barraclough p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 0 0 .147 Rivera ss 2 0 1 1 0 0 .258 Rojas ss-1b Brinson cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .171 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Hernandez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Tazawa p Shuck lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .224 34 6 11 6 4 9 Totals Los Angeles 000 104 000 — 5 10 1 101 031 00x — 6 11 1 Miami a-struck out for Buehler in the 6th. b-grounded out for Steckenrider in the 7th. c-out on fielder’s choice for Fields in the 8th. E: Taylor (4), Castro (4). LOB: Los Angeles 7, Miami 10. 2B: Pederson (5), Bellinger (9), Muncy (4), Castro (8), Rojas (6). HR: Grandal (7), off Hernandez; Bour (9), off Buehler; Realmuto (6), off Baez. RBIs: Grandal 2 (26), Taylor (16), Muncy 2 (10), Realmuto (12), Castro (19), Bour 2 (23), Anderson (21), Rojas (16). SF: Rojas. RLISP: Los Angeles 3 (Buehler, Kemp, Barnes); Miami 4 (Prado, Bour, Anderson, Dietrich). GIDP: Turner. DP: Miami 1 (Castro, Rivera, Rojas). Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Buehler 5 7 5 4 2 7 97 2.67 Baez, L, 1-2 1 2 1 1 1 1 24 4.12 Fields 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 2.33 2/ Hudson 1 0 13 6.75 3 10 0 1/ Alexander 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 5.14 Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hernandez 5 3 1 1 1 2 75 2.25 1/ Tazawa 3 3 3 3 0 0 10 8.05 Steckenrider, W, 2-1, 12/3 3 1 1 0 4 36 5.21 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 1.83 Barraclough, 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 5.89 Ziegler, S, 7-7 Inherited runners-scored: Alexander 2-0, Steckenrider 2-2. HBP: Buehler (Rojas), Barraclough (Muncy). Umpires: Home, Greg Gibson; First, Jansen Visconti; Second, Vic Carapazza; Third, Jerry Layne. T: 3:01. A: 5,721 .

Brewers 8, Diamondbacks 2

Indians 6, Tigers 0 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Davis cf-lf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .230 Brantley lf 5 2 3 1 0 0 .338 1-G.Allen pr-cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 Ramirez dh 4 0 1 1 1 0 .296 Lindor ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .314 Guyer rf 2 0 0 0 1 0 .156 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .220 Gonzalez 3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 .382 Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .174 Perez c 4 0 1 1 0 1 .132 Totals 36 6 10 6 2 4 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jones cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 3 0 0 0 0 2 .100 Reyes lf Kozma 3b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .261 Castellanos dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .316 3 0 1 0 0 1 .263 Goodrum rf Hicks 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .293 Mahtook lf-cf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .182 Greiner c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .313 Iglesias ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .238 Machado 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .228 Totals 30 0 5 0 0 13 Cleveland 200 310 000 — 6 10 0 Detroit 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 1-ran for Brantley in the 9th. E: Carpenter (1). LOB: Cleveland 7, Detroit 3. 2B: Kipnis (10), Greiner (1). HR: Brantley (6), off Carpenter. RBIs: Brantley (28), Ramirez (30), Lindor (27), Gonzalez (7), Kipnis (14), Perez (3). SF: Lindor. RLISP: Cleveland 2 (Lindor, Alonso); Detroit 1 (Kozma). GIDP: Alonso, Hicks, Iglesias. DP: Cleveland 2 (Lindor, Kipnis, Alonso), (Lindor, Alonso); Detroit 1 (Carpenter, Iglesias, Hicks). Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bauer, W, 3-3 8 4 0 0 0 10 108 2.59 C.Allen 1 1 0 0 0 3 17 3.18 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Carpenter, L, 0-1 5 7 6 5 1 0 88 8.31 Lewicki 4 3 0 0 1 4 72 3.60 HBP: Carpenter (Guyer). Umpires: Home, Ed Hickox; First, Jerry Meals; Second, Gabe Morales; Third, Roberto Ortiz. T: 2:33. A: 24,771 .

Blue Jays 12, Mets 1 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Granderson lf 4 2 2 0 1 2 .276 1-Smith Jr. pr-lf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 3 2 1 2 1 1 .242 Donaldson 3b Urena ss 1 1 1 3 0 0 .273 Smoak 1b 5 2 2 3 1 1 .255 Hernandez rf 4 1 2 3 1 1 .272 5 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Solarte 2b Pillar cf 5 0 2 1 0 2 .303 Maile c 4 1 2 0 1 1 .324 Urshela ss-3b 5 0 0 0 0 2 .143 Happ p 3 2 2 0 1 1 .667 Loup p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Morales ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .152 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --41 12 15 12 6 11 Totals New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lagares cf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .339 b-Bruce ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .230 Cabrera 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .320 1 1 1 1 0 0 .267 Nimmo lf Flores 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .229 Conforto rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .200 Evans lf-3b 3 0 0 0 0 3 .000 Guillorme 3b-2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .600 Lobaton c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .152 Wheeler p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gsellman p Reyes dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Ramos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Rhame p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Baumann p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Rosario ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .254 Totals 31 1 4 1 0 12 100 233 003 — 12 15 0 Toronto New York 000 000 001 — 1 4 0 a-flied out for Loup in the 9th. b-struck out for Lagares in the 9th. 1-ran for Granderson in the 7th. LOB: Toronto 9, New York 3. 2B: Granderson 2 (7), Smoak (10), Smith Jr. (3), Flores 2 (6). HR: Smoak (6), off Wheeler; Hernandez (7), off Wheeler; Urena (1), off Baumann; Nimmo (2), off Barnes. RBIs: Donaldson 2 (16), Smoak 3 (25), Hernandez 3 (18), Pillar (18), Urena 3 (3), Nimmo (5). SF: Donaldson. RLISP: Toronto 5 (Smoak, Maile, Urshela 3); New York 2 (Conforto, Evans). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Toronto 7 2 0 0 0 10 101 4.15 Happ, W, 5-3 Loup 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 3.63 Barnes 1 2 1 1 0 1 24 3.00 New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wheeler, L, 2-3 4 7 6 6 3 7 81 5.92 Gsellman 1 0 0 0 1 1 21 3.04 2/ Ramos 3 1 0 27 5.17 3 4 3 Rhame 11/3 1 0 0 1 0 26 4.50 Baumann 2 3 3 3 0 3 39 19.29 Wheeler pitched to 5 batters in the 5th. Inherited runners-scored: Gsellman 2-0, Rhame 2-0. Umpires: Home, Nic Lentz; First, Tony Randazzo; Second, Lance Barrett; Third, Bill Welke. T: 3:34. A: 28,400 .

Reds 6, Giants 3 Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Peraza ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 .269 Gennett 2b 4 2 2 1 0 0 .327 Votto 1b 3 2 1 1 1 1 .289 Duvall lf 4 1 2 3 0 0 .191 Schebler rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Barnhart c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 Blandino 3b 4 0 2 0 0 2 .278 Harvey p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182 Peralta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hughes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Winker ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Iglesias p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hamilton cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .212 Totals 35 6 9 5 1 7 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blanco cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .269 b-Hernandez ph-cf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .264 McCutchen rf 4 1 1 1 1 2 .252 Belt lf 5 1 2 1 0 1 .301 Longoria 3b 4 0 3 0 0 0 .256 Sandoval 1b 2 0 0 1 1 1 .270 Hundley c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .288 Gomez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .200 Tomlinson ss 4 0 2 0 0 1 .261 Suarez p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Jackson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225 Gearrin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Valdez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Crawford ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .295 Totals 36 3 12 3 2 10 Cincinnati 400 010 100 — 6 9 0 San Francisco 201 000 000 — 3 12 0 a-struck out for Suarez in the 6th. b-popped out for Blanco in the 6th. c-grounded out for Hughes in the 9th. d-singled for Valdez in the 9th. LOB: Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 9. 2B: Gennett (11), Blanco (4), McCutchen (11), Tomlinson (4). HR: Duvall (8), off Suarez; Gennett (7), off Gearrin; Belt (9), off Harvey. RBIs: Gennett (25), Votto (24), Duvall 3 (23), McCutchen (17), Belt (23), Sandoval (12). SF: Sandoval. S: Peralta. RLISP: Cincinnati 3 (Votto, Schebler, Hamilton); San Francisco 5 (McCutchen 2, Belt, Hernandez 2). GIDP: Longoria, Sandoval. DP: Cincinnati 2 (Peralta, Gennett, Votto), (Peraza, Gennett, Votto). Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Harvey 4 7 3 3 0 5 77 6.17 Peralta 2 2 0 0 2 1 28 3.80 Hughes, W, 2-2 2 2 0 0 0 2 25 1.40 Iglesias, S, 8-9 1 1 0 0 0 2 19 1.31 San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Suarez, L, 1-3 6 8 5 4 1 5 96 4.88 Gearrin 1 1 1 1 0 1 13 4.08 Valdez 2 0 0 0 0 1 16 11.25 PB: Hundley (3). Umpires: Home, Doug Eddings; First, Marty Foster; Second, Mark Ripperger; Third, Joe West. T: 2:41. A: 38,662 .

Phillies 4, Orioles 1 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hernandez 2b 5 2 2 1 0 1 .267 Hoskins dh 5 0 1 1 0 1 .265 Herrera cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .357 Santana 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .192 Williams rf-lf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .247 Franco 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .273 4 0 2 1 0 2 .279 Florimon ss Valentin lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .125 a-Altherr ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 3 0 0 0 1 1 .175 Knapp c 35 4 9 4 3 8 Totals Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 2 0 0 0 2 1 .271 Mancini lf 1-Gentry pr-lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 Jones cf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .259 4 0 0 0 0 0 .342 Machado ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .240 Schoop 2b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .304 Trumbo rf Davis 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .173 3 0 1 0 0 2 .227 Sisco c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .193 Alvarez dh 3 0 1 0 0 2 .194 Peterson 3b 31 1 4 1 2 13 Totals Philadelphia 000 003 100 — 4 9 0 100 000 000 — 1 4 0 Baltimore a-popped out for Valentin in the 8th. 1-ran for Mancini in the 8th. LOB: Philadelphia 7, Baltimore 5. 2B: Hoskins (12), Williams (3), Davis (3), Peterson (3). 3B: Hernandez (1). HR: Hernandez (5), off Cashner; Jones (7), off Pivetta. RBIs: Hernandez (14), Hoskins (26), Franco (29), Florimon (2), Jones (21). CS: Williams (1). RLISP: Philadelphia 3 (Santana, Franco, Valentin); Baltimore 3 (Machado 2, Alvarez). DP: Baltimore 1 (Sisco, Machado). Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Pivetta, W, 3-2 7 2 1 1 1 11 99 3.72 1/ 0 0 0 6 4.15 3 2 0 Hunter, 2/ 0 1 0 12 2.81 Garcia, 3 0 0 2/ 0 0 2 6 1.08 Ramos, 3 0 0 1/ 0 0 0 5 5.06 Neris 3 0 0 Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 2/ Cashner, L, 1-5 5 3 5 3 3 3 6 103 4.83 2/ 1 0 1 8 1.52 Bleier 3 2 1 2/ 0 0 0 7 3.22 Givens 3 1 0 Scott 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 3.00 Brach 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 4.32 Inherited runners-scored: Garcia 2-0, Bleier 2-1, Givens 1-1. Umpires: Home, Brian Gorman; First, Adrian Johnson; Second, Tripp Gibson; Third, Shane Livensparger. T: 2:42. A: 29,706 .

Astros 2, Angels 0 Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 0 1 0 0 1 .287 Springer cf Bregman 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 4 0 1 0 0 0 .309 Altuve 2b Correa ss 3 0 0 0 1 0 .281 4 0 0 0 0 1 .261 McCann c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .263 Gurriel 1b 3 1 0 0 0 1 .228 Reddick rf 3 1 1 2 0 2 .212 Gattis dh Kemp lf 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 32 2 5 2 1 7 Totals Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 0 0 0 0 0 .298 Trout cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .325 Ohtani dh Upton lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .257 4 0 2 0 0 1 .256 Pujols 1b Simmons ss 3 0 1 0 1 0 .342 Cozart 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .229 3 0 1 0 0 0 .212 Kinsler 2b Calhoun rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .165 2 0 0 0 0 1 .261 Maldonado c a-Valbuena ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 Rivera c 32 0 5 0 1 7 Totals Houston 020 000 000 — 2 5 0 Los Angeles 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 a-struck out for Maldonado in the 8th. E: Cozart (3). LOB: Houston 4, Los Angeles 6. 2B: Bregman (14), Altuve (11), Calhoun (1). HR: Gattis (4), off Richards. RBIs: Gattis 2 (14). RLISP: Houston 2 (Altuve, Correa); Los Angeles 3 (Trout 2, Cozart). GIDP: Bregman. DP: Los Angeles 1 (Cozart, Kinsler, Pujols). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Houston Verlander, W, 5-2 9 5 0 0 1 7 118 1.05 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Los Angeles Richards, L, 4-2 7 4 2 0 1 4 91 3.47 1 1 0 0 0 1 17 3.80 Ramirez 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 3.10 Parker Umpires: Home, Chris Conroy; First, Chris Segal; Second, Brian O’Nora; Third, CB Bucknor. T: 2:39. A: 28,078 .

Wednesday Philadelphia 4, Baltimore 1 Pittsburgh 3, White Sox 2 Cleveland 6, Detroit 0 Cardinals 7, Minnesota 5 Toronto 12, NY Mets 1 Tampa Bay 5, Kansas City 3 Texas 5, Seattle 1 NY Yankees at Washington, ppd. Boston 6, Oakland 4 Houston 2, LA Angels 0 Tuesday Philadelphia at Baltimore, ppd. Pittsburgh 7, White Sox 0 NY Yankees at Washington, susp. NY Mets 12, Toronto 2 Oakland 5, Boston 3 Detroit 9, Cleveland 8 Minnesota 4, Cardinals 1 Tampa Bay 6, Kansas City 5 Houston 5, LA Angels 3 Seattle 9, Texas 8, 11 inn.

Thursday’s pitching matchups NL

Pitcher

Phi

Velasquez (R)

StL

Weaver (R)

LA

Maeda (R)

Mia Smith (L)

Time W-L

ERA

3-4

5.05

3-2

4.91

6:15

2-3

4.75

11:10a 2-4

3.63

1-2

8.27

4-2

4.17

3-1

2.66

1-1

3.68

SD

Lauer (L)

Pit

Kuhl (R)

Chi

Lester (L)

Atl

Soroka (R)

Col

Bettis (R)

4-1

3.12

SF

Samardzija (R) 9:15

1-2

6.94

AL

Pitcher

Time W-L

ERA

3-1

5.31

6:07

2-3

4.08

3-2

3.18

6:10

3-4

4.89

2-4

3.48

1-4

5.44

2-3

5.64

3-2

3.07

2-3

3.21

3-3

4.65

6:05

6:35

Oak Triggs (R) Tor

Sanchez (R)

Bal

Gausman (R)

Bos Price (L) Tex Hamels (L) Chi

Shields (R)

TB

Archer (R)

LA

Skaggs (L)

7:10

9:07

Det Boyd (L) Sea Gonzales (L)

9:10

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NL LEADERS BATTING: Herrera, Philadelphia, .357; Markakis, Atlanta, .333; Gennett, Cincinnati, .327; Freeman, Atlanta, .325; Cabrera, New York, .320; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, .318; Arenado, Colorado, .317; Pham, Cardinals, .312; Posey, San Francisco, .310; SMarte, Pittsburgh, .308. RUNS: Albies, Atlanta, 40; Blackmon, Colorado, 31; Freeman, Atlanta, 30; Harper, Washington, 30; Markakis, Atlanta, 30; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 30; Pham, Cardinals, 30; Hernandez, Philadelphia, 29; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 29; 6 tied at 27. RBI: Baez, Chicago, 36; Pollock, Arizona, 33; Freeman, Atlanta, 32; Story, Colorado, 32; Albies, Atlanta, 31; Harper, Washington, 30; Markakis, Atlanta, 30; Suarez, Cincinnati, 30; Franco, Philadelphia, 29; Cespedes, New York, 28. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 56; Albies, Atlanta, 52; Gennett, Cincinnati, 52; Freeman, Atlanta, 51; Herrera, Philadelphia, 51; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 49; Cabrera, New York, 48; Castro, Miami, 48; Dickerson, Pittsburgh, 47; Peraza, Cincinnati, 47. DOUBLES: Albies, Atlanta, 15; Kendrick, Washington, 14; Cabrera, New York, 13; Contreras, Chicago, 13; Hosmer, San Diego, 13; Longoria, San Francisco, 13; 5 tied at 12. TRIPLES: Baez, Chicago, 4; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 4; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 3; Contreras, Chicago, 3; KMarte, Arizona, 3; Nimmo, New York, 3; Pollock, Arizona, 3; Story, Colorado, 3; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 3; 16 tied at 2. HOME RUNS: Albies, Atlanta, 13; Harper, Washington, 13; Blackmon, Colorado, 11; Pollock, Arizona, 11; Adams, Washington, 10; Baez, Chicago, 10; Shaw, Milwaukee, 10; Story, Colorado, 10; Villanueva, San Diego, 10; 2 tied at 9. STOLEN BASES: Inciarte, Atlanta, 18; Turner, Washington, 13; Cain, Milwaukee, 10; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 10; MTaylor, Washington, 10; Pollock, Arizona, 9; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 8; 4 tied at 7. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington, 7-1; Nola, Philadelphia, 6-1; Mikolas, Cardinals, 5-0; Strasburg, Washington, 5-3; Williams, Pittsburgh, 5-2; 13 tied at 4. ERA: Martinez, Cardinals, 1.62; Scherzer, Washington, 1.69; deGrom, New York, 1.83; Nola, Philadelphia, 1.99; Gonzalez, Washington, 2.36; Newcomb, Atlanta, 2.51; Corbin, Arizona, 2.53; Arrieta, Philadelphia, 2.59; Mikolas, Cardinals, 2.63; Lester, Chicago, 2.66. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 91; Corbin, Arizona, 75; Strasburg, Washington, 68; Syndergaard, New York, 61; Gray, Colorado, 59; Greinke, Arizona, 58; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 57; deGrom, New York, 56; Gonzalez, Washington, 55; Newcomb, Atlanta, 54.

AL LEADERS BATTING: Betts, Boston, .353; Martinez, Boston, .344; Simmons, Los Angeles, .342; Machado, Baltimore, .342; Brantley, Cleveland, .338; Lowrie, Oakland, .325; Duffy, Tampa Bay, .322; Castellanos, Detroit, .316; Gordon, Seattle, .315; Lindor, Cleveland, .314. RUNS: Betts, Boston, 44; Lindor, Cleveland, 36; Trout, Los Angeles, 34; Judge, New York, 33; Springer, Houston, 33; Gardner, New York, 32; Semien, Oakland, 31; Gregorius, New York, 30; 3 tied at 29. RBI: Machado, Baltimore, 38; KDavis, Oakland, 36; Lowrie, Oakland, 36; Martinez, Boston, 36; Judge, New York, 35; Upton, Los Angeles, 34; Haniger, Seattle, 32; Gregorius, New York, 31; 3 tied at 30. HITS: Altuve, Houston, 56; Lindor, Cleveland, 55; Lowrie, Oakland, 55; Machado, Baltimore, 55; Martinez, Boston, 55; Segura, Seattle, 54; Betts, Boston, 53; Gordon, Seattle, 53; Simmons, Los Angeles, 52; Semien, Oakland, 51. DOUBLES: Pillar, Toronto, 17; Betts, Boston, 16; Escobar, Minnesota, 16; Bregman, Houston, 14; Lindor, Cleveland, 14; Andujar, New York, 13; Ramirez, Cleveland, 13; Segura, Seattle, 13; Soler, Kansas City, 13; 5 tied at 12. TRIPLES: Sanchez, Chicago, 4; Benintendi, Boston, 3; Candelario, Detroit, 3; Castellanos, Detroit, 3; Chapman, Oakland, 3; Smith, Tampa Bay, 3; 14 tied at 2. HOME RUNS: Betts, Boston, 13; Gallo, Texas, 13; Machado, Baltimore, 13; Ramirez, Cleveland, 13; KDavis, Oakland, 12; Lindor, Cleveland, 12; Martinez, Boston, 12; Trout, Los Angeles, 12; 3 tied at 11. STOLEN BASES: Gordon, Seattle, 15; Segura, Seattle, 11; Anderson, Chicago, 10; Merrifield, Kansas City, 9; Smith, Tampa Bay, 9; Betts, Boston, 8; RDavis, Cleveland, 8; Pillar, Toronto, 8; Trout, Los Angeles, 8; 2 tied at 7. PITCHING: Kluber, Cleveland, 6-2; Severino, New York, 6-1; 9 tied at 5. ERA: Verlander, Houston, 1.05; Cole, Houston, 1.75; Morton, Houston, 2.03; Severino, New York, 2.14; Sale, Boston, 2.29; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.34; Manaea, Oakland, 2.35; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.59; Clevinger, Cleveland, 2.70; Colon, Texas, 2.82. STRIKEOUTS: Cole, Houston, 93; Sale, Boston, 87; Verlander, Houston, 84; Paxton, Seattle, 71; Severino, New York, 70; Bauer, Cleveland, 67; Happ, Toronto, 66; Morton, Houston, 62; Kluber, Cleveland, 61; McCullers, Houston, 58.


05.17.2018 • Thursday • M 1 SERIES PREVIEW: CARDINALS VS. PHILADELPHIA Scouting report • The Cardinals will be running into one of the National League’s hottest hitters in Phils outfielder Odubel Herrera, who is hitting a league-leading .357 and has been on base at least once in 42 consecutive games, the longest streak since Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman had 46 two years ago. The Phillies are only 8-14 in their own division but 16-2 outside of it, including 7-0 against the National League Central, those wins achieved against Pittsburgh (four) and Cincinnati. Some of the Cardinals who have been having a hard time hitting lefthanded pitching won’t have to worry about that this weekend. The Phillies don’t have any lefthanded pitchers on their roster. After starting the season by losing four of their first five games, the Phillies have gone 23-12 since then. ... Phils veteran ace Jake Arrieta, pitching Friday, is 8-4 with a 2.27 ERA against the Cardinals in his career but only 2-3, 4.21 in St. Louis. Former TCU teammate Matt Carpenter is three for 36 (.083) against Arrieta in his career. PITCHING MATCHUPS Thursday, 6:15 p.m. RH Luke Weaver (3-2, 4.41 ERA) vs. RH Vince Velasquez (3-4, 5.05). Friday, 7:15 p.m. RH Michael Wacha (4-1, 3.09) vs. RH Jake Arrieta (3-1, 2.59). Saturday, 1:15 p.m. RH John Gant (1-1, 4.15) vs. RH Zach Eflin (1-0, 0.71). Sunday, 1:15 p.m. RH Jack Flaherty (0-1, 2.87) vs. RH Aaron Nola (6-1, 1.99). Rick Hummel

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Matheny reluctantly pushes Norris Closer earns his third save of year of four or more outs BY DERRICK GOOLD st. Louis Post-dispatch

MINNEAPOLIS • As he considers unleashing closer Bud Norris before the ninth inning and asking him, again, to handle more than the usual three outs, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny does have a preference as to when and how to push the righthander. “Don’t want to,” Matheny said. “Don’t like to.” In the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon at Target Field, setup man Greg Holland slipped into a mess with one out in his inning. Rather than turn to an another available reliever, Matheny called on Norris for a fiveout save. It is the third time in nine saves this season that Norris has had to get four or more outs. Only two relievers in the majors have more multi-inning saves, and Milwaukee’s Josh Hader leads with five. Norris entered with the bases loaded and got free of the jam without a run scoring. He retired all three batters he faced in the ninth inning. His background as a starter and the fact that he spent spring training building up arm strength for multiple innings have made such assignments possible. As does an expedient approach. “They’ve got to hit me,” Norris said. “They saw the starter all day, saw a few relievers, but they haven’t seen me yet. My stuff is different than any other guy out of the bullpen. We’re all different. I’m always on attack because that’s how you want to be pitching.” The way the Cardinals want to be using their bullpen now is to have Holland and increasingly Brett Cecil setting up for Norris in the ninth. Cecil has returned from the disabled list with the sharpest curveball he’s ever had as a Cardinal, and he used that Wednesday to free the Cardinals from a jam in the fifth inning. Holland, signed on opening day to close, has taken strides in recent

MARTINEZ SKIPPED

AVERAGES Batting Pham Gyorko J. Martinez DeJong Bader Ozuna Garcia Pena Wong Carpenter Fowler Kelly Team

AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB E .312 125 30 39 6 0 8 18 23 33 7 2 .298 57 10 17 2 0 4 8 11 15 1 1 .292 144 14 42 11 0 4 23 18 20 0 6 .260 146 22 38 8 0 8 19 16 49 0 3 .258 66 14 17 0 1 3 5 8 22 4 0 .250 160 12 40 5 0 3 20 8 39 2 3 .245 49 9 12 3 0 2 7 5 13 0 2 .185 27 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 .182 99 10 18 3 1 2 8 11 21 1 2 .160 119 12 19 8 0 3 14 23 41 0 2 .158 133 19 21 3 0 5 18 20 33 2 2 .111 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 .230 1354 171 311 53 2 50 165 154 365 19 29

Pitching Hicks Mayers Norris Mikolas Brebbia Flaherty Tuivailala Wacha Cecil Gant Weaver Bowman Holland Team

W 2 1 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 1 3 0 0 23

L 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 17

ERA 0.92 1.86 2.14 2.63 2.70 2.87 3.00 3.09 3.38 4.15 4.91 5.82 6.17 3.42

G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB 18 0 0 19.2 9 3 2 0 14 6 0 1 9.2 12 3 2 2 2 20 0 9 21.0 17 5 5 1 3 8 8 0 51.1 49 16 15 6 5 6 0 1 10.0 7 3 3 0 2 6 3 3 0 15.2 15 5 5 1 8 0 0 9.0 11 3 3 0 3 8 8 0 43.2 39 17 15 3 19 5 0 0 2.2 2 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 13.0 10 6 6 0 3 8 8 0 40.1 39 22 22 2 16 17 0 0 17.0 21 11 11 4 9 15 0 0 11.2 12 9 8 1 13 40 40 11 371.1 339 151 141 31 144

SO 8 5 29 37 14 14 6 36 3 11 36 20 8 327

outings to familiarize himself with his slider and be less erratic. Into the game Wednesday to start the eighth inning, he suffered familiar foibles. He walked the leadoff batter and then had two singles and a walk further complicate the inning. The need to take starter Miles Mikolas out in the fifth inning and Holland’s inability to handle his assigned outs led to a cascade effect. Norris had to pick up the leftovers. How he recovers from such outings remains the question, as he already was unavailable several days in the previous home stand because of triceps soreness. “Not many guys in the league that are shutting the door can come in and do what Bud did right there,” Matheny said. “We’re going to be careful with him. We can’t do that (a lot). That was a big game for us. That was big opportunity for him to shut the door, which is exactly what he did.”

After a week of rest and treatment for a strained muscle near his right shoulder, Carlos Martinez is scheduled to meet again with team physicians Thursday and have another series of scans taken of the injured area. The Cardinals had initially hoped that the righthander would miss only one start and be set to return from the disabled list this weekend to face the Phillies. Instead, he’ll have an MRI taken to see if there has been progress with his lat strain — or if more treatment is required. The Cardinals are currently set to have John Gant start Saturday in Martinez’s place, and the club is braced for Martinez’s absence lasting at least through the end of the month.

GREGERSON GOES ON DL

After the seventh inning ruptured on him late Tuesday night, veteran reliever Luke Gregerson had his shoulder and elbow examined for soreness, and as a result of his discomfort started Wednesday morning on the disabled list. He was replaced by reliever John Brebbia, who didn’t have time to unpack since his previous demotion (Saturday) and was back in the majors for a fifth call-up of the season (already). Gregerson will have scans taken Thursday of his right shoulder and right elbow to determine if there is any significant damage and how severe the irritation in the joints is. He suggested a shoulder impingement was more troubling. “I feel like this is going to be a rest and rehab thing,” said Gregerson, who started the regular season on the DL with a hamstring injury. “This is something that I’ve had to get through before. Sometimes you pitch through this (stuff), and that’s what I’ve been trying to do. It was a rough spring. Started with the oblique (injury) and then the hamstring. This is the cumulative of everything. I haven’t been able to get ahead of it.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

CARDINALS 7, TWINS 5 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 2 2 1 0 2 .312 Pham cf Martinez dh 4 2 2 1 1 1 .292 DeJong ss 3 1 1 1 2 1 .260 5 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Ozuna lf Fowler rf 3 1 2 2 2 0 .158 Gyorko 3b 5 0 1 1 0 1 .298 Carpenter 1b 5 0 3 1 0 1 .160 4 1 1 0 1 1 .185 Pena c Garcia 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .245 1 0 0 0 0 1 .258 a-Bader ph Wong 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 Totals 38 7 13 7 6 10 Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 0 2 1 0 0 .287 Mauer dh Dozier 2b 5 1 0 0 0 2 .242 4 1 3 0 1 0 .296 Rosario lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .241 Kepler rf-cf Garver c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .254 3 1 2 2 1 0 .206 Morrison 1b Buxton cf 3 1 0 0 0 1 .167 b-Grssmn ph-rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .230 3 0 0 0 0 1 .224 Adrianza ss c-Escobar ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .279 Petit 3b-ss 2 0 1 0 2 0 .438 Totals 34 5 10 4 5 6 Cardinals 210 010 210 — 7 13 1 Minnesota 110 001 020 — 5 10 0 a-struck out for Garcia in the 7th. b-walked for Buxton in the 8th. c-struck out for Adrianza in the 8th. E: Fowler (2). LOB: Cardinals 10, Minnesota 7. 2B: Martinez (11), DeJong (8), Carpenter 2 (8). HR: Pham (8), off Hughes; Morrison (5), off Bowman. RBIs: Pham (18), Martinez (23), DeJong (19), Fowler 2 (18), Gyorko (8), Carpenter (14), Mauer (11), Kepler (15), Morrison 2 (15). CS: Fowler (2). RLISP: Cardinals 6 (Martinez, Ozuna 2, Gyorko, Pena, Bader); Minnesota 4 (Dozier, Kepler, Petit 2). GIDP: Gyorko, Mauer, Garver 2. DP: Cardinals 3; Minnesota 1. Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Mikolas 4 2/3 7 2 2 2 2 85 2.63 1/ 0 0 1 5 3.38 Cecil 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 29 5.82 Bowman 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 0.92 Hicks 1/ 2 2 0 16 6.17 Holland 3 2 2 Norris 1 2/3 0 0 0 0 2 22 2.14 Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 3 4 3 3 4 5 82 7.47 Lynn Rogers 1 2/3 2 1 1 0 0 22 5.94 2/ 0 0 1 17 0.84 Magill 3 2 0 Pressly 1 1 2 2 2 1 23 2.31 2/ 0 0 1 7 3.86 Duke 3 1 0 Hughes 1 1 1 1 0 1 14 6.55 Reed 1 2 0 0 0 1 17 2.42 W: Hicks 2-1. L: Lynn 1-4. S: Norris 9-9. H: Bowman 5. Inherited runners-scored: Cecil 2-0, Norris 3-1, Magill 1-0, Pressly 2-0, Duke 2-1. WP: Lynn, Norris, Reed. Umpires: Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Paul Nauert; Second, D.J. Reyburn; Third, Scott Barry. T: 3:50. A: 25,180 (38,649).

HOW THEY SCORED Cardinals first • Pham singles. J.Martinez walks, Pham to second. Pham to third, J.Martinez to second on a wild pitch. Fowler singles, Pham and J.Martinez score. Two runs. Cardinals 2, Twins 0. Twins first • Mauer singles. Dozier grounds into a force out, Mauer out at second. Rosario singles, Dozier to third. Kepler singles, Dozier scores. One run. Cardinals 2, Twins 1. Cardinals second • Pena walks. Garcia singles, Pena to second. J.Martinez singles, Pena scores. One run. Cardinals 3, Twins 1. Twins second • Morrison walks. Buxton grounds into a force out, Morrison out at second. Petit singles, Buxton to third. Mauer singles, Buxton scores. One run. Cardinals 3, Twins 2. Cardinals fifth • J.Martinez doubles. DeJong doubles, J.Martinez scores. One run. Cardinals 4, Twins 2. Twins sixth • Morrison homers. One run. Cardinals 4, Twins 3. Cardinals seventh • DeJong walks. Fowler walks, DeJong to second. Gyorko singles, DeJong scores, Fowler to third. Carpenter doubles, Fowler scores. Two runs. Cardinals 6, Twins 3. Cardinals eighth • Pham homers. One run. Cardinals 7, Twins 3. Twins eighth • Rosario walks. Garver singles, Rosario to second. Morrison singles, Rosario scores, Garver to third. Garver scores on a wild pitch. Two runs. Cardinals 7, Twins 5.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Minnesota first baseman Logan Morrison helps keep Matt Carpenter close to the bag. Carpenter had three hits in Wednesday’s game.

Fowler’s two-run single sends Cards on way to win CARDINALS • FROM B1

and doubled twice to pair with Dexter Fowler’s two hits and four times on base. Fowler staked the Cardinals to a two-run lead and the lineup built upon it for a 7-5 victory against Lance Lynn and the Minnesota Twins. The Cardinals started this road trip ebulliently because of a ninerun outpouring against the Padres. That was the breakthrough, many said. It proved to be a castle built out of the sand of five homers. The tide shifted. The offense wilted. The win Wednesday had more substance, a better foundation. The Cardinals nicked Lynn (1-4) for singles early, added doubles to the structure later, and capped the scoring off with a solo homer by Tommy Pham. They took the lead and never lost it — because they added to it. The Twins knocked starter Miles Mikolas from the game before the end of the fifth and got the tying run on base in the eighth inning with the bases loaded against setup man Greg Holland. Closer Bud Norris retired the final five batters for his ninth save. The win kept the Twins from sweeping the fourgame interleague season series. Every spot in the order save for Marcell Ozuna reached base. Six Cardinals had an RBI. And, for the first time since April 17, Fowler and Carpenter each reached base twice in the same game. “Hits, in general, have escaped

me for awhile now,” Carpenter said. “You take one swing and it can click for you and you roll off a couple of hits in a row. A couple weeks in a row turns into a month, and then the next thing you look up and you’ve had a good season. That’s just how the game is. Hopefully this was that day for me.” Carpenter entered Wednesday’s game hitless in his previous 22 at-bats, the longest active streak on the team. Fowler had gone hitless in his previous nine, but he had missed three out of the past four games to spend time in the cage searching for his swing. Both veterans had the same description of what they chased. They were seeking that “click.” They found it in different ways Wednesday. Carpenter’s came with a swing. Fowler got his with a take. In the first inning, Lynn allowed a single and gave a walk and a wild pitch, offering up a rally. He tried to take it back. Lynn struck out the next two batters to bring No. 5 hitter Fowler to the plate with two outs and two runners in scoring position. He took Lynn’s first pitch, a 94 mph fastball, for a ball. But Fowler felt in rhythm to hit it. He saw it, timed it, and never lost his balance tracking it. Asked when last he felt that sensation, he paused. “Feels like eternity,” said Fowler, who started the day with a .146 average. “When you take a pitch like I took that first pitch, I knew I was in the right position.

You’re on the right path when you take pitches like that. You’re not off balance. You’re not gliding. You’re in a good position to hit on the take. That’s a good sign.” Two pitches later came a good result. Fowler whistled a two-RBI single to center that scored as many runs with one swing as the Cardinals had total in the previous 27 innings against the Twins. At the back end of the lineup, Carpenter led off the second inning with a flyout to left field. He ended the third with a strikeout. That dropped him to 16 for 116 this season, at .138. He had 12 games this season with one hit and was working on a 24th without one. Lynn was out after three innings, and Carpenter faced a reliever and a defensive shift in the sixth. He stung a line drive to left field for a single. It was the kind of hit Matheny described earlier in the morning as the one that got Carpenter’s average into the .300s and a spot in the majors. Matheny then was asked what came next. “He starts hitting a lot of doubles,” Matheny answered. That’s what Carpenter did in the game. In his next two at-bats, Carpenter laced doubles to rightcenter and right field. In the span of three at-bats he raised his average to .160, and his RBI double in seventh off a lefty pushed the lead to 6-3. Matheny said those are the swings that look familiar and “we haven’t seen in

awhile.” The manager, aware of the scrutiny on hitting coaches John Mabry and Bill Mueller, did not rebuke the criticism. He said “people point fingers every day (and) that’s part of the world we live in.” He defended the work his coaches have been doing with batters, the individualized approaches they’ve presented each hitter, and the hint Mabry gave that Carpenter was on the verge. “They don’t want any credit,” Matheny said before the game. “They know when blame comes they’re big enough to wear that.” The Cardinals continue to lag in the league when it comes to doubles and triples — no team has hit fewer — and games have been sunk by tempests of strikeouts. Matheny stressed that the team cannot outrun its meek offensive start or hide from it. But his message cannot change. How it’s delivered does. “I think it’s the rest of the world that needs to be proved, not me,” Matheny said. “I know it’s going to happen. I just want those guys to trust themselves, not buy into the doubt. That’s my continual message to them. I don’t want them to start doubting what they have because we’re that kind of team. Thirteen hits. Seven runs. And a whole lot damage out there. That to me is the team that we’re going to be. Just willing it to happen. It’s not wishing.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com


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Mets place Cespedes on the disabled list 80-game suspension from MLB for talking a banned substance. Gordon played center field Wednesday after doing pregame work for a second straight day at his old position.

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Yoenis Cespedes spent about a week trying to play through his latest lower body injury. Now, he and the New York Mets are opting to play it safe. The team placed Cespedes, an outfielder, on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday because of a strained right hip flexor, retroactive to Monday. It will be Cespedes’ fourth DL stint for a leg injury in the past three seasons, despite an offseason focus on better caring for his lower half. Manager Mickey Callaway said Cespedes has done “everything we asked of him” to keep his legs healthy. The 32-year-old was limited to 81 games last season because of leg injuries after signing a $110 million, four-year contract in November 2016. Cespedes is hitting .255 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs this season. Callaway hopes the time off will allow Cespedes’ hip to heal fully. The Mets aren’t certain Cespedes will return when he’s eligible, but they think 10 or so days without games will be enough to get him to 100 percent. Callaway also would not commit to activating third baseman Todd Frazier (strained hamstring) from the DL when he’s eligible Friday, saying the team was taking his recovery day to day. Meanwhile, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares suffered an injury to

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his left big toe when he ran into a wall chasing a ball in a 12-1 loss Wednesday to the Blue Jays. Xrays didn’t show a fracture but it not know when he will play next. Cruz sidelined • Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz did not play because his right foot was sore a day after it was hit by a pitch.

Manager Scott Servais expects it will be at least a few days before Cruz is back in the lineup, but didn’t believe a stint on the disables list will be needed. Also, Servais said there’s a chance Dee Gordon could be moved to second base sometime soon to help fill in for Robinson Cano, who recently received an

A’s catcher not allowed in Canada • Catcher Bruce Maxwell will miss the Athletics’ four-game series in Toronto that starts Thursday because he cannot enter Canada while awaiting sentencing in Arizona on a gun-related charge. A’s manager Bob Melvin said Maxwell will go on the restricted list during the series, then rejoin the A’s when they return to Oakland. Maxwell was arrested in Arizona in October after a food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her at his Scottsdale home. Maxwell pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in April and is to be sentenced on June 4 in Maricopa County Superior Court. Melvin said that catcher Josh Phegley will be promoted from Triple-A Nashville to take Maxwell’s place on the active roster. Twins lose catcher • Minnesota catcher Jason Castro had surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season. Twins officials said the surgeon found damage to be more extensive than an MRI indicated, so he performed a full repair instead of a trim of the meniscus. Castro’s

meniscus was trimmed during an operation in 2011. Castro hit .143 with three RBIs in 19 games. Minnesota is left with second-year player Mitch Garver and journeyman Bobby Wilson at the position. Elsewhere • Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli (bruised right forearm) and outfielder Starling Marte (abdominal strain) were out of the lineup. Both were injured while playing Tuesday and are listed as day to day. • The Dodgers’ Rich Hill (blister) threw a bullpen session and is on track to start Saturday, at Washington. Fellow Los Angles pitcher Tony Cingrani (left shoulder inflammation) is expected to be activated from the DL that day. • The Rays put outfielder Carlos Gomez (groin strain) on the 10-day disabled list, and third baseman Matt Duffy (hamstring tightness) is out indefinitely. • Cubs manager Joe Maddon said right fielder Jason Heyward (concussion) still has some protocol to clear but “had a good day” working on the field. • Royals infielder Cheslor Cuthbert (back spasms) was not in the lineup for the second straight day. • Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion (back spasms) is out indefinitely. • Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (sore back) missed his third straight game.

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Jedd Gyorko has been hitting lefthanders exceptionally well this season, with a batting average of .444.

Cardinals are a curious team this year FREDERICKSON • FROM B1

it doesn’t do much for scoring runs (23rd). Entering Wednesday, the Cardinals had taken fewer cuts than any other team. Hitting is hard. Especially when you don’t swing. 2. It was beautiful to see Matt Carpenter rip a single into left field Wednesday. Defenses have shifted against the pull hitter more than 80 percent of the time this season. He must take advantage, or sit. 3. Between 2009 and 2017, Dexter Fowler has averaged — averaged! — a .339 batting average on balls in play. This season? He’s down to .149. This has to creep back towards Fowler’s favor. Right? 4. Marcell Ozuna has not been the fear factor the Cardinals sought at cleanup. His supporters, myself included, can no longer blame the cold weather. Time for results. 5. We wondered if Tommy Pham could come close to repeating what he did last season. In typical Pham fashion, he’s been better. He’s an All-Star. 6. Jose Martinez has to get hot again at the plate to justify his defensive growing pains at first base. His six errors lead all first basemen. His slugging percentage has dipped to .370 in May. 7. Per Fielding Bible’s Defensive Runs Saved, Kolten Wong has been the best defensive second baseman this season. His glove changes the game, even when his offense lags. 8. Jedd Gyorko should start against lefthanded pitching until he cools off against the southpaws. His batting line against them reads .444/.542/1.000. 9. The Cardinals might want to discuss their base-stealing approach. They rank 17th in successful steals (19th) while leading all teams in times caught stealing (15).

10. The rotation has covered for a sputtering offense, and it could get even better — if Carlos Martinez returns soon. Jack Flaherty is locked in and Alex Reyes has looked razor sharp during his rehab tour. The young guns won’t go deep into games, but who does these days? 11. The notion that Carlos Martinez was going to miss just one start with a lat issue always seemed rather optimistic. The more time he misses, the more reason for concern. 12. Everyone who yawned at the Bud Norris signing (like me) was wrong. After becoming one of three relievers this season to secure an eighth save without blowing one, he made it nine for nine Wednesday. Greg Holland is not getting that gig back any time soon. 13. The Cardinals should not start Adam Wainwright again unless he strings together a lengthy and successful rehab tour. One wonders if he could find a role in the bullpen. His curveball and cutter have worked. 14. Luke Weaver has to be feeling some pressure as Reyes cruises through his rehab tour. Weaver needs to get back to attacking the strike zone. 15. Considering the trips to the DL for Luke Gregerson, Tyler Lyons, Dominic Leone, Ryan Sheriff, Sam Tuivailala and Brett Cecil, it’s incredible the bullpen has not been a complete disaster. 16. The absence of Yadier Molina has highlighted the importance of his bat. Carson Kelly and Francisco Pena are a combined five for 35 since Molina hit the DL. 17. So much for Paul DeJong experiencing an Aledmys Diaz-like drop-off. He’s made impressive strides at shortstop and has quietly improved his plate discipline. 18. The Cardinals appear to be better suited for in-division compe-

tition. They’re 14-7 against the NL Central, with a 4-1 start in meetings against the Cubs. Compare that to a 34-42 mark last season. 19. Matt Bowman (5.82 ERA) has been one of baseball’s most-used relievers since 2016. It’s showing. He’s eligible for the Memphis shuttle. Time to take a turn. 20. The panic surrounding Jordan Hicks’ lack of strikeouts is overblown. He has a 0.92 ERA and 15 scoreless appearances. Let the rookie be. 21. Harrison Bader’s unique blend of speed, plus-defense and OBP is making a case that he can be more than a fourth outfielder. 22. Class AAA outfielder Tyler O’Neill is becoming hard to ignore as the Cardinals’ offense labors. He now has 13 home runs and a whopping .741 slugging percentage. He’s striking out less often, too. 23. When does Preston Guilmet get a shot? After spending last season in Japan trying to jump-start his career, the reliever is cruising in Memphis. He has a 1.40 ERA in 13 appearances. He’s converted seven of eight saves. One problem: He’s not on the 40-man roster. 24. The division is wide open. It’s hard to imagine the Pirates maintaining momentum. The Brewers’ pitching is dangerously thin. The Cubs can be had. 25. If you are Manny Machado, why would you agree to an extension that robs you of free agency? And if you are the Cardinals, why would you trade what it would take to get Machado if you weren’t certain he would sign an extension? One more thing. Game 41 means it’s no longer a long season. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

our area’s Fairmount Park could benefit from all of this, down the line. It’s a wildly exciting time. And if not handled carefully, it could turn into a Wild West. Naturally, sports leagues and gambling establishments will meticulously monitor bets, but to get this right, there should be an independent watchdog, the way the Securities and Exchange Commission (that other SEC) regulates the securities industry and stock market. We could soon live in an era where in-game (and atgame) betting is legal and commonplace. It will change the way we watch sports, consume sports and think about sports. It will make every game that much more interesting. Omnipresent action. There will be so many bets — seemingly innumerable — and depending on whether it’s state-by-state or nationally run, different parameters. The speed of the action cannot overwhelm those monitoring it — the watchdogs must hound every underdog, if you will. There are so many aspects to each sporting event — minute and changing every minute. People will bet ingame on everything from distance of punts to whether a trailing team can come back. You can bet on every single play. All it will take is one super-savvy athlete or coach, maybe on the smallest of teams in the smallest of leagues, to turn this whole thing upside down. A point guard could be the new card-counter. The access to analytics makes players so much smarter — they learn things about themselves they couldn’t have even known. The games are the same, but those involved with it are so much more sophisticated, understand trends and flow and advantages better than ever before (and it’s not even close, compared to the disparities even between other eras). So it’s imperative that any bad apple is neutralized by an intimidating, independent watchdog. Overall, so much will be new to all of us, from sports leagues and conferences, to the sportsbooks and advertisers, to the bettors, even for those who have bet on sports for years. It’s all rather fascinating. It’s reminiscent of Colorado, when the state legalized marijuana and, soon after, benefited from the taxes and tourism. And while not everyone was into the actual usage of it, many were for the legalization of it for numerous reasons, notably economic. There’s a similar sense to sports betting — you may not ever do it, but in a 2018 society, you can see how it, 1. could be beneficial, if taxed, 2. Might not be this terrible, evil aspect of society it was once made out to be. And as reported by this newspaper, casino proponents have pushed to legalize sports betting in Missouri, saying it would add $60 million to casino revenue annually. “The sports betting world is changing. This is just the beginning,” said Rufus Peabody, co-founder of MasseyPeabody Analytics, on Wednesday. “Yes, it’s definitely exciting.” What’s fascinating about this burgeoning sports betting industry is how, suddenly, it will explode onto the scene. Of course, betting has been around since the beginning of time (“I bet you Adam eats that apple”), but it will now be a legitimate public business involving companies and empires and egos. Who’s got the power? You’ll have those who run the gambling sites and sports books. The government, both federal and state. The sports leagues, some who want a piece of the pie, even if it’s masked by an ‘integrity fee.” And watchdogs. And advertisers. And those with a voice or a website or a Twitter feed, trying to sway bettors. “And the tout industry — people selling their ‘expertise,’” Peabody said. “(Some) touts offer no value, falsify records, and touts prey on novice bettors who are naive and looking to make a quick buck. … Pick-selling is what drives interest. People want a quick buck. They want to be told what to think, not how to think. … With legalized sports betting, there will be more novices who fall prey to these shady pick-selling salesmen.” America will have to learn to navigate on-the-fly, in real time. But it sure will be a thrilling time. An unprecedented time. A dangerous time. An exhilarating time. Every aspect of the experiencing of sports will be altered in some way, small or large. And where will it all be in five years? “I don’t think anyone can tell you that — there are so many unknowns,” Peabody said.“The last five years leading up to this point were just the pregame. We just had the first pitch of the game. I can’t tell you who’s going to win or what the score is going to be with any degree of certainty.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com


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MU must win series to keep Billikens are on the verge its baseball season going of A-10 baseball crown

CHRISTINA LONG • Mizzou strategic Communications

Missouri outfielder Trey Harris stomps on home plate after hitting a two-run homer against visiting Missouri State on April 21 in a game the Tigers won 8-2.

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COLUMBIA, MO. • Whether he’s stomp-

ing on home plate to celebrate a home run or throwing jabs on Twitter, Missouri senior outfielder Trey Harris doesn’t conceal his personality on or off the diamond. He’s not lacking for confidence either when it comes to his team’s postseason credentials. This much is certain heading into the final weekend of the regular season: Sitting with a Southeastern Conference record of 10-17, the Tigers need to win their final series against Tennessee to qualify for next week’s 12-team SEC tournament in Hoover, Ala. Beyond Hoover, the Tigers can forget about making the 64-team NCAA tournament without first reaching the SEC tourney. Harris believes Mizzou can do damage to both brackets. “I know other teams look around and say, ‘I don’t want Missouri in our regional,’” Harris said after the Tigers beat Indiana State on Tuesday. “Just the way we play and get things done is scary and the amount of wins we have against teams that are good. I look at the regional (projections) and I’m like, ‘Well, we played them, we played them, we played them, we beat them.’ They’ve got teams hosting (regionals) that we beat at their place. I feel good as long as we get our wins this weekend and go to the conference tournament. I know for a fact no one wants to play us in the conference tournament.” But the Tigers have to get there first. Ten teams have clinched spots in the double-elimination SEC tournament, leaving two places. The contenders are Mississippi State (28-24, 12-15 SEC), Tennessee (28-25, 11-6) and Mizzou (3220, 10-17). The Tigers host Tennessee for a three-game series starting Thursday, with the winner earning a spot on the Hoover bracket. Mississippi State can join the field, too, but still faces a three-game home series against Florida, the nation’s No. 1 team in the RPI. The Tigers haven’t played in an NCAA regional since 2012, during their final season as a member of the Big 12 Conference. Under second-year coach Steve Bieser, Mizzou has a compelling résumé for the NCAA postseason, including 14 victories against teams currently among the RPI’s top 50. Only six teams have more top-50 wins — and only the top-ranked Gators have played more games against top-50 teams than Mizzou’s 31. Mizzou, No. 32 in the latest RPI, has 13 wins over teams in the latest projected field for the NCAA bracket by D1baseball.com: Two wins over Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri State, Northeastern and Vanderbilt and one win over South Carolina, Kentucky and Louisiana State. As of Wednesday, Mizzou was not in the projected field. The field includes Missouri State (3314) of the Missouri Valley Conference as a No. 3 regional seed — a team the Tigers beat twice this season, after which Harris sparred on Twitter with former Bears slugger and White Sox prospect Jake Burger. “They’re a good team,” Harris said. “They’re going to do what they do in the Valley. That’s just what it is. It works out like that. … I saw (another) team hosting that I’ve never heard of.”

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Ten teams have clinched a spot in next week’s 12-team, double-elimination SEC tournament in Hoover, Ala. Tennessee, Missouri and Mississippi State are alive for the final two spots. The Volunteers play at Mizzou this weekend, while MSU hosts Florida. The Gators have clinched the No. 1 seed in Hoover and a share of the SEC regularseason title. EAST Conf. Overall *Florida 20-7 41-12 *Georgia 16-11 35-16 15-12 30-21 *South Carolina 13-14 34-18 *Kentucky *Vanderbilt 13-14 28-24 Tennessee 11-16 28-25 Missouri 10-17 32-20 Conf. Overall WEST *Arkansas 17-10 36-15 *Ole Miss 16-11 40-13 *LSU 14-13 32-21 13-14 *Auburn 35-18 12-15 35-17 *Texas A&M 12-15 28-24 Mississippi St. 7-20 ^Alabama 26-27 *Clinched SEC tournament spot ^Eliminated from tourney contention

That team probably is Stetson, a 40win program from the Atlantic Sun Conference that’s up to No. 7 in the RPI despite playing in the NCAA’s seventhrated league. “I can’t argue that their record is probably 42-6 and they probably deserve to host, but we play teams that are going to host super regionals,” Harris said. “We play teams that last year four of them went to Omaha (for the College World Series). … It’s just frustrating because we get beat up on and we beat up on other people. Our conference record is the only thing holding us back, but I’d love to see some of the other teams play who we play every weekend, especially where we play.” The tournament selection committee might also have to consider the Kameron Misner factor. Mizzou’s best hitter has been out of the lineup since April 14 while nursing a foot injury. The Tigers are 24-12 with Misner in the lineup and 8-8 without him. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday and could return for the Tennessee series. Without Misner, the Tigers have relied on pitching and defense to overcome a lineup without much pop outside of Harris’ 10 home runs. “You look at the fact we went through the toughest part of our schedule without Kameron Misner in our lineup and we’ve been able to keep our heads above water,” Bieser said. “That’s what we were hoping to do and then get good news on Kam and get him back in our lineup. That’s a big part of our offense.” For the next three days, the regional chatter won’t matter. The loser of the Tigers-Vols series has to watch the SEC tournament on television. The winner gets to boost its NCAA profile against the loaded field in Hoover. “Heck,” said first-year Tennessee coach Tony Vitello, “down at that SEC tournament there’s so many RPI points floating around you can almost see them in the air.” Dave Matter @dave_matter on Twitter dmatter@post-dispatch.com

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Coach Darin Hendrickson has guided SLU to a 33-17 record so far this season, but the Bills must win the Atlantic 10 tournament in order to gain a spot in the NCAA tourney. BY STU DURANDO st. Louis Post-dispatch

ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE Four teams have clinched a spot in next week’s seven-team, double-elimination Atlantic 10 tournament in Arlington, Va.

First place in the Atlantic 10 Conference has belonged to St. Louis University for CONF. OVERALL all but one day this baseball season, and TEAM the Billikens can clinch the regular-sea- *St. Louis University 17-3 33-17 son championship during a three-game *Fordham 15-6 33-15 home series against George Washington *Davidson 14-7 32-16 this weekend. Richmond 13-8 29-21 In fact, they could clinch before play- George Mason 13-8 23-25 ing Friday, depending on the outcome of 14-10 32-21 *Virginia Commonwealth other games. 12-9 28-22 George Washington But that doesn’t necessarily mean they 11-10 22-26 are relieved to be done with the confer- Rhode Island #Dayton 7-14 18-31 ence’s road-and-weather grind. 5-13 9-30 #St. Bonaventure SLU built its lead starting with a sweep at St. Joseph’s and finished with an 11-0 #St. Joseph’s 5-14 19-26 conference road record. Some would ar- #Massachusetts 5-16 14-27 gue the four opponents were teams the #La Salle 4-17 14-38 Billikens should beat, but travel and *Clinched A-10 tournament spot weather challenges made things interest- #Eliminated from A-10 tournament contention ing at times. “When you go 11-0 on the road in the conference, you deserve to be champion,” coach Darin Hendrickson said. It’s no secret why their averages are so “Not to be arrogant, but that’s a really high. They stay the same because they tough path. We’ve had really good teams don’t give at-bats away.” Led by three solid starting pitchers, that weren’t close to going undefeated on the road. That’s the biggest part of SLU ranks 28th in the country with a 3.46 our success. I don’t care what conference earned-run average. Nos. 2 and 3 starters Jackson Wark and Drew Reveno have you’re in.” SLU will return to the road next week nine wins each, making the Billikens one when it plays in the A-10 tournament in of three teams in the country with two Arlington, Va., where the Billikens will nine-game winners. No. 1 starter Miller Hogan has eight wins. need to win a chamMeanwhile, Henpionship to reach the “I challenged them drickson is trying to NCAA Tournament. clean up a bullpen that Hendrickson’s team not to just clinch has suffered through survived a 1-7 start to and be happy and some rough moments, build a 33-17 record. The rest and go into especially during the Billikens had a 12-game losing streak against winning streak and won the tournament nonconference oppo21 out of 23 games. They snoozing.” nents. followed soon after with Losing three at home a six-game losing streak, darin hendrickson to Jacksonville was esall outside of the confer- sLu coach pecially painful. The Bilence. likens lost three tight They seem to have things straightened out, thanks to an of- games, including the opener in 10 innings fense that has scored 38 runs in the last when they loaded the bases with no one four games and averaged 8.5 runs in the out in the 10th and failed to score. “When you’re swept at home, it’s a bitlast 11 contests. Given a chance to prove itself three ter pill and we had to recover,” Hendrickweeks ago against Jacksvonville, which is son said. SLU enters the weekend needing one ranked No. 25 by Baseball America, SLU win or one loss by second-place Fordham was swept in a competitive series. Since that time the Billikens have re- — which plays Thursday — to clinch the regular-season title. Despite the gaudy grouped. “Our offense has gotten better and A-10 record, the Billikens are not in posithat’s an improving piece,” Hendrick- tion to gain an at-large berth to the NCAA son said. “I feel we’ve played fairly clean field. They did sweep Purdue in a three-game baseball, even against Jacksvonville. Those were clean, very high-level Di- series and beat Iowa and Pittsburgh. A vision I baseball games. That’s the way two-game set with Minnesota was canwe’ve been all year for the most part. celed because of snow. But the A-10 is not We’ve played solid, methodical base- strong enough to produce two postseason teams. So, all of Hendrickson’s attention ball.” The Billikens are hitting .283 as a team is on keeping the Billikens focused over and two players have done the most to the next 10 days. “I challenged them not to just clinch boost that number. Jake Garella is at .357 and Nick Reeser overcame a slow start to and be happy and rest and go into the get to .345, putting both in the top five tournament snoozing,” he said. “That in the A-10. Alex King has led the power may have happened a few years in the side of the offense with 11 home runs and past. I’m pushing the envelope a little more this year. We want a big series 44 RBIs. “Reeser’s turnaround wasn’t unex- against George Washington.” pected,” Hendrickson said. “Nick takes Stu Durando as good an at-bat as anyone I’ve coached. @studurando on Twitter He and Garella are eerily similar hitters. sdurando@post-dispatch.com

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'14 Cadillac CTS: Luxury, Certified, 31K, Loaded $27,990 #C17284A

'16 Ford Mustang: Convertible, $18,490 #M17544A

BOMMARITO ST. PETERS

'13 Chevy Silverado LTZ: 4WD, 39xxx Miles, Z71 Pkg $30,490 #V17159A

'13 Cadillac Escalade: Platinum Edition, AWD, 6.2L V-8, White Diamond, 84K Miles $32,444 #P9224

'16 Audi A6: 3.0L TFSI 4-Cyl, Premium Plus, Mythos Black, $34,999 #P9252

'13 Cadillac CTS-V: Coupe, 46K, Automatic, Just Arrived $39,490 #C9177

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'18 Audi A6: 8K Miles, Glacier White, Quattro $46,999 #P9238

'16 Cadillac CTS: 3K, Like New, Save!! $32,990 #C16150R

'14 Audi S8: Moonlight Blue, 4.0L TSFI V-6, 34K Miles $53,999 #P9235

'91 Cadillac Allante: Coupe, Heated Front Seats $8,990 #C17020R2

Honda

VOLKSWAGEN'S

'16 Honda Civic: EX-T, 17K, Local Trade $19,990 #V18243A

'12 Passat: SE, Automatic, Sunroof, Certified $11,990 '14 Passat "S": 32K, VW Certified, Black, Auto $11,990

'14 Honda Civic: Coupe, Automatic, Dyno Blue Pearl $13,990 #B8879A

'08 Honda Civic: EX, Coupe, Black, Loaded $8,440 #42591A '15 Audi A8 L : 4.0L TFSI V8, Quattro, 36K Miles, Phantom Black Pearl $44,999 #P9206

'14 Cadillac CTS-V: 6.2L V-8 cyl, 40K Miles, RWD, $40,999 #P9199

Hyundai '14 Audi A7 Hatchback: 3.0L TFSI V6 engine, 29K Miles, Phantom Black Pearl, $39,999 #P9205

'16 Audi S7: 4.0L TFSI V8, 44K Miles, Power Moonroof, Bluetooth, $56,999 #P9158

'14 Audi A7 Hatchback: Daytona Gray Pearl, 3.0T, 38K Miles $38,999 #P9157

'15 Audi A8 L: 4.0T, Phantom Black Pearl, $45,444 #P9093

'17 Audi S3 2.0T Premium: Navarra Blue, 18K Miles, $38,444 #28679A

'17 Audi A6: 2.0T Premium Plus, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof $36,444 #27540L

'16 Audi S5 3.0T: Cabriolet, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats $43,999 #28074A

\'18 Audi A4 2.0T Premium: 2.0L TFSI four-cylinder engine, Quattro, 8K Miles, Ibis white $36,999 #28134L

'18 Audi A6: 3.0L V-6, Quattro $48,800 $46,999 #28152L

'16 Audi A8 L: 3.0T, V6, Mythos Black Metallic, 20K Miles $46,999 #28171A

'18 Audi A3: Premium, 2.0L TFSI 4 Cyl, 5K Miles, Cosmos Blue Metallic, $31,999 #28200L

'18 Audi A3 2.0T: Premium, 2.0L TFSI 4-Cyl, 5K Miles, Monsoon Gray Metallic $29,999 #28201L

'18 Audi A3: Premium, 2.0L TFSI 4-Cyl, 4K Miles, Monsoon Gray Metallic $31,999 #28202L

'15 GMC Yukon XL 1500: SLT, 59K Miles, 5.3L V-8 4x4 $37,999 #78594A

BMW '07 BMW 335i: 2 Door Convertible, Auto, 59K, $12,990 #V18226B

'18 BMW 740i 3.0L I-6 Cyl, RWD, 18K Miles $59,444 #P9212

'18 BMW 430i: Convertible, Melbourne Red metallic, RWD, $38,999 #P9253

'15 BMW M3: Sakhir Orange Metallic, 3.0L I-6 Cyl, RWD, $44,444 #P9154

'17 BMW 320i: xDrive, 2.0L I-4 Cyl, AWD, 23K Miles $30,999 #11631A

'11 Chevy Impala: LT, FWD, Flex Fuel, Remote Start, $6,990 #V180209A

Buick '16 Buick LaCrosse: 22K Leather, Red, 1 owner $21,490 #C17445A

'16 Buick LaCrosse: Premium, 19K, Black, Nav & Bose $25,490 #C172208A

'14 Buick Encore: $12,636 Stock #180295A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

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Chevrolet

'14 Hyundai Elantra: Limited, 30K, Sunroof, Red $12,990 #M17332A

'14 Chevy Cruze: LTZ, Roof, Auto, White $13,490 #C17461D '13 Hyundai Genesis Leather, Sunroof, Auto $13,990 #V18007A '11 Chevy Camaro: Automatic, RS Package, Local Trade $12,490 #M17206RA '15 Hyundai Sonata: Limited, 30K Miles, Auto, Black $16,490 #M17233A '16 Chevy Camaro: 1LT, Yellow/Black, ZL1 Wheels $23,490 #V18340A

'12 Chevy Impala: LTZ, Auto, Sunroof, V6, Leather $9,990 #C8884A

'13 Chevy Camaro: 2LS, Loaded, Clean Carfax $14,969 #42725A

'17 Chevy Camaro: 1LT, Fuel Efficient, Backup Camera, Silver Ice, $25,990 #P6492

'15 Chevy Malibu: LS, Carfax one Owner, Fuel Efficient, $14,939 #P6470

'16 Chevy Cruze: Limited, 1LT, Auto, Tungsten, Backup Camera $13,990 #P6487

'13 Chevy Malibu LS: $10,940 Stock #P06777 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Chevy Cruze: $13,204 Lmtd, #180694A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '08 Chevy Corvette: Convertible $27,343 Stk #P06714 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '11 Chevy Cruze: LS $7,744 Stock #180726A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '13 Chevy Captiva: LT $10,981 Stock #180688B DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Chevy Cruze: Lmtd, $14,776 #P06773 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '14 Chevy Sonic: LT $8,535 Stock #P06783 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'16 Lexus LS460: Long Wheel Base, AWD, Loaded, 30K, $58,990 #B9180

Dodge '17 Dodge Charger: R/T 392, 16K Miles, Just Arrived $40,490 #B9157

'17 Dodge Challenger: SRX, Coupe, White Knuckle, One Owner, Fuel Efficient, $21,790 #P6473

'11 Hyundai Elantra: FWD, Heated Door Mirrors, $6,490 #B8987A

'16 Hyundai Elantra: SE, Auto, Clean Carfax, $11,469 #42580B

'16 Hyundai Veloster: $13,712 Stock #180626A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '15 Hyundai Veloster: $13,589 #180643A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Infiniti '18 Infiniti Q50: 3.5L V-6, AWD, $32,444 #P9217

Jeep '15 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Overland, 4WD, Loaded!! Black, $29,990 #B8786A

'16 CC Sport: Pure White, 6K, Auto $21,490 '13 & 14 EOS: (12) to Choose, All Colors & Trim Packages to Choose

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'17 ATS: Coupe, AWD, White, 1K Miles, Certified $35,990 '17 XTS: Phantom Gray, Navigation, Heated & Cooled Seats, $29,490 '13 Escalade: ESU, Platinum, Black Raven, Loaded, Just Arrived $36,490

'16 CTS: Luxury, 14K, AWD, Red, Loaded $34,990

'17 Escalade: AWD, Quad Seats, Nav, DVD, Roof $65,990 '17 XTS: Luxury Collection, AWD, Black Raven, 9K Miles $36,990 '17 Escalade: ESV, 11K, DVD, Quad Seats, Navigation $66,490

'16 Kia Optima: $14,869 #P06768 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'12 Chevy Silverado: LT, Crew Cab, 4x4, Loaded $23,969 #P6406A

'15 Chevy Silverado: LT, Crew Cab, 4x4, One Owner, GM Certified $29,969 #42190A

'14 Chevy Silverado: LT, Crew Cab, Diamond White, Leather, Loaded $30,467 #42712A

'16 Chevy Silverado: 1500, LT, Crew Cab, Black, 4x4, 5.3L V-8 $33,444 #79052A

'17 Genesis G80: 3.8 Sedan, Casablanca White, 3.8L V-6, AWD, 4K Miles $45,963 #40165A

'17 Nissan Altima: $14,800 #P06745 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Porsche '17 Porsche Cayenne: Platinum, 23K, Loaded, Has it All! $59,990 #B9182

'04 Chevy Tahoe: 4 Wheel Drive, Z-71 Package $9,490 #V18245C

'17 Chevy Tahoe: GM Certified! Loaded $43,769 #P6484

'14 Chevy Traverse: LT, $18,801 #P06748 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '13 Chevy Equinox 1LT: $11,949 #180146A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Dodge Plymouth Trucks '10 Dodge Ram: SLT, Crew Cab, 4x4, Chromes $17,969 #42631A

'17 Ford Expedition: Limited, 4WD, Nav, Sunroof #B9069 $37,490

'05 Dodge Dakota: SLT, Quad Cab, 4WD $10,966 #P06731 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'15 Ford Explorer: Sport, Quad Seats, Nav, Pano Roof $36,990 #B9079

Ford Trucks '08 Ford F-150: 4WD, Crew Cab, Local Trade $13,990 #V18081B

GMC Trucks '16 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT: Crew Cab, 5.3L V-8 cyl, 4x4, 41K Miles, Carfax One Owner $35,444 #79260A

Nissan/Datsun Trucks '15 Nissan Titan: Pro, Crew Cab, 4WD, 1 Owner $31,990 #B9063

'17 Nissan Titan XD: Crew Cab, Magnetic Black, 1K Miles, 5.0L V-8, $46,999 #96719A

Toyota Trucks '14 Toyota Tacoma: Access Cab, 4x4, Clean Carfax $21,469 #42205A

'15 Lincoln MKC: Select, Local Trade, Save!! $20,490 #M17359A

Mazda '17 Mazda 3: Touring, 1 Owner, Mazda Certified $16,990 #M9136

'04 Mazda RX8: 55K, 1 Owner, Well Serviced $10,990 #M9105

'10 Mazda Miata: Sport, 75K, Automatic $9,990 #M17519A

'15 Mazda Mazda3: $13,300 #P06713A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

17 Mercedes-Benz AMG: C 43 4MATIC, One Owner, AWD, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats, $57,444 #P9060

'16 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350: 4Matic, 3.5L V-6, AWD, $38,999 #28548A

Mini Cooper '13 Mini Cooper "S": 31K Miles, One of a Kind, MUST SEE! $15,990 #B9130

'12 Porsche 911 Carrera : 4S, Cabriolet, White, 3.8L H-6 Cyl, AWD, $63,999 #79457A

Subaru '17 Subaru WRX STI: Charcoal Gray, 1 Owner, Clean Carfax, 12K Miles $32,969 #33745A

'09 Subaru Forester: 2.5X Premium, One Owner, Clean Carfax $7,462 #P6365A

'16 Subaru WRX: Black, Loaded $23,969 #P6383B

Toyota '11 Toyota Corolla: LE, Clean Carfax $7,469 #42641A

'11 Toyota Corolla: $11,463 Stock #P06781 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '10 Toyota Camry: $10,617 Stock #P06784 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Volkswagen

Sport Utility '11 Acura MDX: Tech Pkg, AWD, $12,890 #M17551A

'17 Audi Q7: Graphite Gray, 18KMiles, 3.0L TFSI V6 Quattro $59,565 #28673A

'16 Audi Q5: 3.0T Premium Plus, 39K Miles, Mythos Black, $34,999 #28674A

'17 Audi Q7: Carrara White, 25K Miles, 3.0L TFSI V6 Quattro $51,565 #P9241

'16 Audi Q5: 2.0T Premium, 30K Miles $32,999 #28273N

'16 Audi Q5: 2.0L TFSI 4-Cyl, 24K Miles, Ibis White $32,999 #28612A

'16 Audi Q5: Mythos Black Metallic, 3.0L TFSI V6, Quattro, $29,444 #28454A

'18 Audi Q5: Carfax One Owner, 2.0L TFSI 4-Cyl, 7K Miles, Manhattan Gray Metallic, $44,999 #28240L

'12 Volkswagen Jetta: 2.5L, SE, FWD, Motor Trend Certified $9,490 #V18123A '12 Buick Enclave: Leather, One Owner, Clean Carfax $15,790 #42385A '13 Volkswagen GTI: 36K, Local Trade, 1 Owner $16,990 #V17402A '15 Buick Encore: One Owner, Clean Carfax, $17,269 #42747A '17 Volkswagen Passat: 1.8T, SE, One Owner, Clean Carfax $17,469 #42524A

'16 Buick Enclave: Ebony Twilight, 3.6L V-6, AWD, Leather $29,444 #79137A

'16 Ford Mustang: GT, Premium $32,490 #B9064

'17 Chevrolet Suburban: Premier, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, 4WD, Backup Camera, Remote Start, $48,444 #P9026

'12 Ford Escape: , 4x4, One Owner, 56K Miles $14,969 #42540A

'17 Ford Expedition: Limited, 3.5L V-6, 4x4 $35,565 #P9243

'14 GMC Sierra: 2500HD, 35K, Nav & Sunroof 4WD, $49,490 #B9172

'16 GMC Yukon Denali: 28K, Every Option $57,490 #B8560

'13 GMC Yukon: XL, SLT, Black, Loaded $20,990 #P6199A

'15 GMC Acadia: SLE-2, Low Miles, Backup Camera, One Owner $24,669 #P6438

'15 GMC Yukon Denali: 1500, Onyx Black, 6.2L V-8, 4x4 $45,999 #97217A

'15 GMC Yukon Denali: 6.2L V-8, 4x4, Onyx Black, $39,963 #79558A

Lincoln

'16 Ford Focus: Hatchback, Loaded, Only 14K Miles $14,569 #42735A

'17 Ford Fusion: SE, $14,603 #P06786 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'17 Chevrolet Tahoe: LT, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified PreOwned, 3rd Row, $41,444 #P9027

'17 Ford Expedition: EL, Limited, 4WD, Nav, Black #B9070 $37,490

'15 Ram 1500 Longhorn: Crew Cab, 35K Miles, 5.7L V-8 4x4 $34,444 #P9215

'06 Nissan Altima S: 2.5L, Loaded $4,990 #42290A

'15 Kia Optima: LX $14,036 Stock #P06750 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'18 Chevy Colorado: LT, Crew Cab, 4x4, Backup Camera, Black $30,969 #P6483

'17 CTS: Luxury, AWD, Crystal White, Navigation $36,490

'13 Kia Soul: Hatchback, One Owner Clean Carfax, Motor Trend Certified, $8,490 #C8795B

'10 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4matic, Nav, Sunroof #M17562A $13,990

'16 Ford Focus: "ST", Local Trade,l Priced Aggressively $17,490 #V17767A

'12 Touareg: Sport, Naviation, Well Serviced, Local Trade $17,990

Nissan/Datsun

'13 Fiat 500 Sport: Hatchback, Heated Front Seats $7,990 #B8799B

'13 Ford Focus: "ST", 44K Miles, Navigation, Sunroof $16,990 #V18388A

'17 Golf: 8K, Night Blue Metallic, 4 Door Hatchback $15,490

Kia

Mercedes Benz

'12 Ford Focus: Titanium, 52K, Auto, Certified $11,790 #B9106

'16 Tiguan: VW Certified, Deep Black, Local Trade $14,490

'15 SRX: Luxury Collection, 26K, White, AWD $30,990

Fiat

Ford

'13 GLI Autobahn w/ Nav, Tornado Red, Certified, Auto $13,490

'16 SRX: Luxury Collection, 19K, Red, AWD, One Owner $31,390

Chrysler '11 Chrysler 200: $7,732 Stock #P06722 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'14 Passat "S" 31K, 18" Wheels, Navigation, Auto $12,490

'17 Chevy Colorado: 7K, Local Trade, Crew Cab $29,990 #M9021A

Chevrolet Trucks

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'13 Chevy Silverado: LTZ, 4WD, White Diamond, Sharp Truck!$24,990 #B8861A

'15 GMC Yukon: SLT, Onyx Black, Blind Spot Sensor, 4x4 $34,999 #P9066

'13 GMC Yukon XL: 1500, Denali, 6.2L V-8, AWD $29,999 #79418A

'15 GMC Yukon XL 1500: SLT, 5.3L V-8, 56K Miles, $39,999 #79408A

'15 GMC Yukon: 5.3L V-8, 4x4, SLT $30,999 #79312A

'17 GMC Yukon Denali: XL, 7K Miles, 6.2L V-8, 4x4 $62,999 #79287A

'12 GMC Acadia SLE: $14,778 #180515A DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'16 Honda HR-V: LX, Auto, 14K, Local Trade $19,990 #V18381A

'15 Honda Pilot EX-L Sunroof, 4WD, 44K Miles, $26,490 #V18180A

'14 Honda Pilot: Touring, 4x4, Navigation, Loaded, Very Clean, $27,990 #42634A

'13 Hyundai Azera: Smoke Gray, Carfax 1 Owner, Nav, Backup Camera $12,770 #42704A

'17 Infiniti QX80: 5.6L V-8, AWD, Black Obsidian, 32K Miles $46,999 #P9231

'18 Infiniti Q50: 3.0L V-6, AWD, Hagane Blue $30,444 #P9228

'16 Cadillac SRX: Luxury, AWD, 30K, Certified $27,490 #C8747

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Mini vans

'14 Infiniti QX80: Theater Package, 5.6L V-8 cyl, 4x4, 48K Miles, $38,999 #P9201

'16 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Limited, 4WD, White, Sunroof $28,990 #B9042

'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee: $23,400 Stock #P06715 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'13 Lincoln MKX: Loaded, Very Clean $16,760 #P6270A

'14 Nissan Murano: LE, AWD, Nav, Power Roof $19,990 #B8835

'15 Chrysler Town & Country: Touring Package, Black, Certified, $18,490 #B9075

'17 Infiniti QX80: Liquid Platinum, 5.6L V-8, AWD $49,565 #P9169

'15 Jeep Grand Cherokee: LTD, 4WD, Nav, Sunroof, Black, 32K Miles $30,890 #B9073

'15 Nissan Rogue: SV, One Owner, Clean Carfax, $18,776 #35474A

'13 Dodge Grand Caravan: SXT, Clean Carfax, Loaded! $11,569 #P6320A

'12 Nissan Murano: $12,519 #P06779 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'08 Dodge Grand Caravan: SXT, One Owner, Clean Carfax $6,990 #42738A

'11 Kia Sportage: Loaded, Very Clean $9,769 #35029A

'16 Land Rover Discovery: White with Tan, 24K, Just Arrived $37,490 #B9179

'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Laredo, 4x4, M/R, Loaded $16,569 #33604A

'14 Infiniti QX80: Moonlight White, Theater Package, 5.6L V-8 4x4, $32,565 #P9166

'13 Land Rover Range Rover: 4WD, Black, Local Trade $28,990 #C18165A

'16 Jeep Compass Latitude: FWD, Remote Start, Heated Front Seats $14,932 #P6447

'18 Infiniti QX60: Liquid Platinum, 3.5L V-6, FWD, $38,999 #P9254

'13 Land Rover Range Rover: SE, 5.0L V-8 cyl, 63K Miles, Firenze Red $50,444 #P9203

'16 Jeep Patriot Latitude: Black, 38K Miles, Remote Start, $14,890 #P6445

'17 Infiniti QX60: 16K Miles, Graphite Shadow, 3.5L V-6, AWD, $36,999 #97053A

'14 Land Rover Range Rover: 5.0L V8 Supercharged, 4x4, $51,444 #P9120

'15 Jeep Grand Cherokee: LTD, 4x4, Loaded, One Owner, Clean Carfax $28,969 #P6434A

'17 Infiniti Qx70: 7K Miles, 3.7L V-6, AWD, $36,999 #97347A

'16 Jeep Wrangler: Unlimited, Rubicon, 4x4, Clean Carfax one Owner, Firecracker Red, 4WD, $29,444 #79310C

'15 Lincoln Navigator: 4WD, White Diamond, 1 Owner $39,990 #C18164A

'17 Jeep Grand Cherokee: 3.6L, V-6, 4x4, Bright White, Limited $31,999 #12067B

'16 Lincoln MKX: Reserve, Black, AWD, Nav, Loaded $39,990 #B8906

'17 Jaguar F-Pace S: British Racing Green Metallic , 3.0L V-6 Cyl $50,999 #P9109

'17 Lincoln Navigator: Bluetooth, Backup Camera, Sunroof, 3rd Row Seating, $40,444 #P9025

'17 Maserati Levante: 7K Miles, 3.0L V-6, AWD $61,444 #P9149

'09 Saturn Vue XR: One Owner, Clean Carfax $7,469 #42482A

'16 Mazda CX-5: Touring, AWD, Certified $18,990 #M8894

16 Toyota Sequoia: Limited, 22K, Roof, Navigation, 4WD $45,490 $B9173

'14 Toyota FJ Cruiser AT: Black, 4.0L V-6 4x4 $30,999 #P9155

'17 Mazda CX-5: Touring, FWD, 4K $24,990 #M17341R

'16 Toyota Sequoia: Platinum, 5.7L V8, One Owner Clean Carfax, DVD, 4WD $43,444 #28439A

'17 Volkswagen Tiguan: SEL, Nav, Pano Roof, Fender Audio, 10K $23,990 $V18043A

'17 Mazda Mazda CX-9: Grand Touring, Mazda Certified Pre-Owned, Low Miles, $34,444 #11116

Vans

Mini vans

'17 Ford T-350: 15 Pass, High Roof, 2 to Choose $32,990 #B9072

'07 Chrys Town & Country Won't Last!! $4,990 #P6334A

'13 Mercedes-Benz G 63: AMG, Automatic, Black, 25K Miles $85,999 #P9126

'09 Chrys Town & Country: Loaded, Very Clean, $8,769 #42224A

'17 Nissan Armada: SL, AWD, Silver $39,990 #V18235A

'17 Ram ProMaster: Cargo Van, Local Trade $21,490 #M18052A

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WEATHER • Low 65, High 82 • Winds NE 5-10 mph

TODAY ACROSS THE U.S.

National Extremes High: 103° Presidio, Texas

Low: 22° Estcourt Station, Maine

Still warm today

Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies along with light northeasterly winds and slightly warmer than average temperatures can be expected across the St. Louis area today. Highs will be in the low 80s. Any scattered storms that develop should be south of the St. Louis area today.

MORNING

LUNCH

68°

DRIVE

77°

81°

Mostly cloudy Mostly cloudy Partly sunny

BEDTIME

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Partly to mostly cloudy

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SUNDAY

MONDAY

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Alaska Low: 23°

Chicago 55 / 77

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Kansas City 62 / 84

Kirksville 56 / 82

Joplin 62 / 84

Springfield 58 / 84

St. Louis 65 / 82 Poplar Bluff 66 / 84

Carbondale 63 / 82

Flood Stage

Current Level

+ 0.03 + 0.10 + 0.13 + 0.21 + 0.27 + 0.10 + 0.21 + 0.19 + 0.37 - 0.03

TODAY’S UV INDEX Min.

Very high The higher the UV index number, the greater the need for skin protection.

POLLEN COUNTS Wednesday, May 16th Tree - 132 (high), Grass - 68 (high), Mold - 25,589 (high) HEATING DEGREE DAYS Yesterday 0 Month (Total) 0 Season 4606 Year Ago 3394 Flood Stage

Current Level

ILLINOIS RIVER La Salle 20 16.74 18 12.03 Peoria 14 10.08 Beardstown MERAMEC RIVER 15 3.84 Sullivan 16 1.01 Valley Park 24 18.54 Arnold BOURBEUSE RIVER Union 15 2.05 OHIO RIVER Cairo 40 29.09 Maps and weather data provided by:

24-Hr Change

+ 1.45 - 0.55 - 0.48 + 0.40 + 0.06 + 0.25 - 0.07 - 3.00

SUN & MOON

First May 21 Sunrise

Full May 29

Last Jun 6

5:47 AM Sunset

New Jun 13 8:08 PM

Moonrise 7:51 AM Moonset 10:42 PM

On this date in 1836, Joseph Norman Lockyer was born. He examined the spectrum of the sun and detected the element Helium before it was found on Earth.

SOURCE: McDonnell Planetarium

LAKE LEVELS Kentucky Pool Wappapello Pool Clearwater Pool Lake Ozark Truman Lake Bull Shoals Table Rock Pomme de Terre Lake Shelbyville Rend Lake Mark Twain Lake Carlyle Lake

Current Level

24-Hr Change

359.36 361.15 499.05 658.32 705.60 672.01 916.54 841.33 596.26 408.57 605.81 443.92

- 0.04 - 0.68 + 0.60 + 0.25 - 0.18 + 0.03 - 0.02 - 0.01 + 0.16 - 0.09 + 0.12 + 0.12

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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Drevin Day Fort Zumwalt North baseball A senior shortstop, Day has swung a hot bat of late to help the Panthers win six consecutive games to start the month of May. He kicked off the month by going 3-for-4 with an RBI in an 8-7 win over Parkway North and then went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI as the Panthers outslugged Lutheran St. Charles 15-8. He had another 2-for-4 day with a stolen base in a 10-0 win over Orchard Farm and was 3-for-3 with a game-winning two-run double in a 3-0 win over Fort Zumwalt West. Overall, Day is batting .392 with 12 RBI. He has committed to play baseball at St. Louis Community CollegeMeramec. Andy Graf Mascoutah tennis A senior, Graf won his fourth consecutive Mississippi Valley Conference singles title in convincing fashion. After beating Waterloo’s Devin Biffar 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals, Graf downed Triad’s Nick Parsons 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match. Graf also has won tournaments this season at Springfield and Chatham Glenwood and he finished fourth at the Pitchford Invitational hosted by Metamora. Graf takes a 28-3 singles record into this weekend’s sectional tournament at Triad. He finished in the top 16 at last year’s state tournament. Graf has a scholarship to play tennis at Emporia State University, an NCAA Division II school in Kansas. Michael Jackson Pattonville track and field A junior, Jackson starred at the Class 5 District 3 meet on his home track at Pattonville. He won the long jump (22-8.5), the triple jump (46-11) and was part of the winning 800 relay which broke the school record and was the second-fastest time (1:27.7) in Class 5 this season. He also ran a leg on the winning 400 relay that recorded the fourth-best time (42.52) in Class 5 this spring. Jackson was coming off an impressive performance that the Suburban XII Conference meet, where he won the triple jump, placed in the long jump and was part of the two winning relays — the 800 and 400. He was a state qualifier in the triple jump last season. Joe Jellinek St. Louis U. High water polo A senior 2-meter player, Jellinek led the Jr. Bills to their 20th Missouri Water Polo district championship and their fourth consecutive title. He scored a team-high five goals and added four assists to lead SLUH to a 15-4 win over Parkway West in the title game at St. Peters Rec-Plex. Jellinek got his big night going with a goal just 51 seconds into the game and then netted two more goals before the first period ended as the Jr. Bills built a 5-0 lead. Jellinek, who finished the season with 75 goals and 54 assists and was named the Gateway West Conference player of the year, is going to play water polo at Fordham University next season. Michelle Owens McCluer North track and field At the Class 5 District 3 meet at Pattonville, Owens won the 100-meter hurdles (14.54), 300 hurdles (45.20), ran a leg on the winning 400 relay and finished fourth in the long jump (16-9.5). Owens was coming off a similar performance at the Suburban XII Conference meet, where she won the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and was part of the secondplace 400 relay. Last month, she earned athlete of the meet honors at Parkway North’s Fred Lyon Invitational after winning both hurdles events, the long jump and running a leg on the winning 400 relay. At last spring’s state meet, Owens was part of the state-champion 400 relay squad. Nick Sippel St. Pius X golf A senior, Sippel won the Class 2 Sectional 1 Tournament by five strokes with a 9-over-par 80 at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. He was coming off a strong performance in the district tournament at Cape Girardeau Country Club, where he tied for first place with an 88. In other tournaments this season, Sippel finished second in the Jefferson County Athletic Association tournament with a 10-over 82 at Ste. Genevieve Country Club, took sixth at the Mideast Invitational at Raintree Country Club and finished seventh at the Festus Invitational at Crowne Pointe Golf Club. He medaled in two duals and had a stroke average of 43 for nine-hole rounds. Braden Spawr Valley Park baseball A versatile junior who can play shortstop, pitch and catch, Spawr broke all-class Missouri high school record for RBI in a single season when he hit a double in the first inning against Webster Groves, driving in a pair of runs, including the record-setting 62nd. Spawr eclipsed the mark of 61 set by Southern Boone’s Michael Troth in the 2003 season. The hit put the Hawks ahead to stay in a 7-5 win. Spawr also helped the Hawks beat Herculaneum 9-0 by going 2-for-4 with an RBI. A two-time all-South Central AA selection, Spawr also is among the area leaders in batting average (.489), home runs (6), doubles (15) and slugging percentage (.883). Compiled by Paul Kopsky. Please send nominations to: pkopsky@stltoday.com

CLASS 3 DISTRICT 3 GIRLS SOCCER FINAL • SUMMIT 1, WEBSTER GROVES 0

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 05.17.2018

FOOTBALL

Davis returns to Hazelwood Central as new head coach BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

PAUL BAILLARGEON •Special to Stlhighschoolsports.com

Kaitlin Higgins of Summit (center) celebrates her goal Wednesday with teammates during a 1-0 victory against Webster Groves in the Class 3 District 3 girls soccer championship at Selma Field.

PICTURE PERFECT Higgins provides lone goal as Falcons oust defending Class 3 champions BY JIM FAASEN STLhighschoolsports.com

WEBSTER GROVES • While players and coaches celebrated Summit’s 1-0 girls soccer district championship win Wednesday against Webster Groves, the player who perhaps should have been the most joyous still was busy at work. Falcons junior midfielder Kaitlin Higgins, who scored the game’s only goal in the first half, studiously was snapping shots with her camera of her teammates celebrating their victory to dethrone the defending Class 3 state champions. “I always make the video for the banquet that we do, so I have to do it,” Higgins said of documenting the festivities. “It feels amazing right now to be doing this because we won.” Higgins’ goal gave Summit its third district title in four seasons and moved it into the sectional round Tuesday at Westminster (16-3). The Falcons’ lone blemish the last four seasons came a year ago with a 1-0 home loss to Webster Groves on its way to the state title. With 10 minutes left in the first half Wednesday, Higgins knocked in a deflected ball off a cross for the game’s only goal. “It’s been great to be back in the starting lineup and being able to help,” Higgins said. “After Sara Lawler tore her ACL, I moved into the lineup, so this is my fifth game. It’s been amazing to help the team and get to play with my sister (junior Hannah Higgins).” Summit coach Chris Kappler said Kaitlin Higgins’ goal was emblematic of what the team has tried to do all season. The Falcons (15-2-3, No. 2 in the STLhighschoolsports.com large-schools rankings) have thrived with a tough defense,

dominating possession and creating chances here and there. That’s exactly what happened against the Statesmen (13-8). “We’ve moved players into the back all year long and we’re solid back there,” Kappler said. “We’ve asked our offense to come through and they’ve done that. With our defense playing the way it has, you figure we’ve got a great chance to win. We’ve scored a lot of goals bringing the ball down the wing and connecting on that cross. That’s what happened again tonight.” With a goal to its credit, Summit locked in and withstood Webster’s barrage. Falcons junior goalkeeper Katelyn Nash said she could sense Webster Groves’ game plan from the game’s earliest moments. “I knew Webster was going to lob a lot of balls in, so I knew to stay off my line further,” Nash said. “The way my defense plays, it’s special to know that if I can’t get to the ball, my defense has it covered.” In the end, Nash had things covered as she closed out the shutout with a key final save. As the clock wore down to the final seconds, Webster senior midfielder Bel Burke rang a shot off the crossbar, where Nash scooped it up before the oncoming Statesmen offense could get to any rebound. “That was a little scary,” Nash said. “It’s tough sometimes with how well my defense plays to keep focus. I just knew I had to get to that one and was glad I did. It feels great to come through.” Webster coach Thom Champion credited the Statesmen for a sturdy attack. “We had better chances, sometimes you’re just unlucky,” Champion said. “We had two off the crossbar and they just didn’t fall.”

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE BASEBALL

MSLA SHOW ME CUP Quarterfinals Kirkwood (4-9) vs. Ladue (6-6) at Ladue Middle, 5:30 p.m. Rock Bridge (10-2) at Lindbergh (7-6), 6 p.m.

Class 4 District 4 championship DuBourg (8-12) vs. St. Mary’s (14-10) at Bayless, 4 p.m. Class 4 District 7 championship Winfield (18-8) vs. Luth. St. Charles (18-9) at Winfield, 4 p.m. Class 2A Gillespie Regional semifinal Hillsboro, Ill. (2-8) at Gillespie (12-13), 4:30 p.m. Class 2A Pinckneyville Regional semifinal Red Bud (14-15) vs. Trico (1-1) at Pinckneyville, 4 p.m. Class 1A Metro-East Lutheran Regional semifinal Bunker Hill (2-4) at ME Lutheran (4-9), 4:30 p.m. Class 1A Gibault Regional semifinal Okawville (2-12) at Gibault (10-22), 4:30 p.m. Class 3 District 4 championship Herculaneum (12-5-1) at Hancock (13-9), 6:30 p.m. Other games Salem (8-12) at Mascoutah (24-6), 4:15 p.m. Cahokia (0-10) at Waterloo (20-10), 4:15 p.m. Belleville East (18-13) at Alton (16-17), 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon (27-3-1) at Collinsville (16-15), 4:30 p.m. Highland (20-10) at Centralia (Ill.) (4-24), 4:30 p.m. Triad (22-10) at Murphysboro (0-1), 4:30 p.m.

MSLA TOURNAMENT Second round Summit (8-11) at Nerinx Hall (9-7), 4 p.m. Notre Dame (6-7) vs. St. Joseph’s (6-9) at Ladue, 4 p.m. Ladue (6-13) vs. Eureka (6-9) at Pky. Central, 4:15 p.m. Ursuline (8-9) vs. Cor Jesu (14-9) at Pky. Central, 5:30 p.m. Visitation (8-5) vs. Northwest-CH (14-1) at Lafayette, 5:30 p.m. St. Dominic (4-9) vs. Parkway West (12-5) at Ladue, 5:30 p.m. Webster Groves (5-14) vs. Kirkwood (10-6) at Nerinx Hall, 6 p.m. FH Central (11-7) vs. Pattonville (15-4) at Lafayette, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS SOCCER

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

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Class 3 District 6 championship University City (10-11) at Incarnate Word (18-6), 4 p.m. Class 3 District 2 championship Hillsboro (16-10) at Windsor (11-9), 5:30 p.m. Class 4 District 7 championship St. Joseph’s (17-3-2) vs. Nerinx Hall (21-1) at Kirkwood, 6 p.m. Class 4 District 2 championship McCluer North (14-8) at Hazelwood Central (11-10-1), 6 p.m. Class 4 District 3 championship FH North (12-7-1) at FH Central (11-8-1), 6 p.m. Class 4 District 5 championship Troy (14-12) vs. Holt (21-2-1) at Timberland, 6 p.m. Class 4 District 8 championship Lafayette (13-5) at Eureka (16-5-1), 6 p.m. Class 3 District 7 championship Fort Zumwalt East at Fort Zumwalt South, 6 p.m.

CLASS 2A SALEM SECTIONAL, 4 P.M. Teams: Anna-Jonesboro, Benton, Illinois, Cahokia, Carbondale, Carterville, Centralia, Illinois, Columbia, Freeburg, Harrisburg, Illinois, Herrin, Marion, Mascoutah, Mount Carmel, Mount Vernon, Illinois, Murphysboro, Salem, Illinois, Waterloo, West Frankfort CLASS 1A LITCHFIELD SECTIONAL, 4 P.M. Teams:Alton Marquette, Auburn, Bunker Hill, Carlinville, Carrollton, Illinois, Father McGivney, Gillespie, Greenfield, Litchfield, Madison, Illinois, Metro-East Lutheran, New Berlin, North Mac, Pawnee, Riverton, Springfield Calvary, Springfield Lutheran, Waverly, White Hall North Greene

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MSLA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Quarterfinals Webster Groves (11-6) at MICDS (17-2), 5:45 p.m. Chaminade (9-8) at De Smet (9-6), 7 p.m.

ILLINOIS CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS-SEMIFINALS At Eastern Illinois Univ., 9 a.m.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

For the third time in three seasons, the Hazelwood Central football team is under new management. Albeit now for a coach who won a Super Bowl. Carey Davis was announced as the Hawks coach Wednesday afternoon. A 1999 Central graduate who played at the University of Illinois, Davis played fullback in the National Football League for parts of seven seasons with six franchises. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLIII championship team in Feb. 2009. Davis, 37, takes the reins after Brent Chojnacki resigned after one season and accepted the same position at Francis Howell in April. This will be Davis’ first foray as atop a program after stints as an offensive coordinator at Hazelwood West and a running backs and special teams coach at Francis Howell North. Most recently, Davis was a sideline reporter for Illini football games and worked at WXOS 101 ESPN Radio. Davis wasn’t looking to become a head coach, but when Central opened up it piqued his interest. “It’s Hazelwood Central,” Davis said. “It is what high school football is in the state of

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS BASEBALL

Class 5 District 7 Tournament Championship FZ North 160 203 3 15 11 1 FH North 210 111 0 6 9 0 W-Jake Gentry. HR-Fo Garrett Darrah Class 2A Wesclin Regional - Semifinal Wesclin 000 100 0 1 3 4 A. Marquette000 000 2 2 8 0 W-Nick Hemann. L-Seth Nast. Triad 000 102 1 4 7 0 Freeburg 000 100 0 1 5 1 L-Dylan Neuner. Columbia 001 052 1 9 9 0 Civic Mem. 101 100 0 3 9 1 W-Alex VonBokel. L-Spencer Powell. Class 5 District 6 Tournament Championship McCler Nrth 000 000 0 3 8 0 Haz. West 000 000 0 4 7 3 W-Josh Inman. Class 3 District 6 Tournament Championship Valley Park 205 03 10 13 0 Principia 000 00 0 0 0 W-Austin Schmitt. HR-V Austin Schmitt Jerseyville 300 000 1 4 5 1 Alton 000 010 0 1 4 0 W-Brett Tuttle. L-Charlie Erler. Waterloo 000 033 1 7 5 4 Bellvl. East 001 200 3 6 7 1 W-Marcus Heusohn. L-Austin Hitt. HR-W Quinten Albrecht Mascoutah 110 042 3 11 14 2 Granite City 000 002 0 2 8 0 W-John Minor. L-Cameron Hibbets. HR-M Logan Bibb 2 Class 5 District 3 Tournament Championship Marquette 000 000 0 0 3 0 Lafayette 000 000 0 8 14 0 W-Scott Thoelke. L-Tyler Potthoff. Class 5 District 5 Tournament Championship Chaminade 201 010 1 5 6 2 De Smet 010 004 1 6 7 0 L-Sam Howell. Class 1A Metro-East Lutheran regional Semifinal Mul. Grove 000 0 0 1 0 Valmeyer 218 4 15 13 0 W-Michael Chism. . HR-V Tyler Kempfer -Jake Krekel Class 1A Gibault Regional - Semifinal Marissa 003 000 4 7 6 0 New Athens 202 020 2 8 8 0 W-Jeremy Wade. L-Drew Smith. HR-N Jeremy Wade Class 4 District 5 Tournament Championship MICDS 060 000 3 9 11 0 Burroughs 050 230 0 10 11 1 W-Joey Bock. Class 2A Wesclin Regional - Semifinal Althoff 010 001 2 4 9 0 020 000 1 3 8 0 Piasa SW W-Peyton Whitehead.

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Class 2A HIllsboro Regional - Semifinal 0 1 0 Wood River 000 00 302 41 10 11 1 Gillespie W-Sydney Henrichs. HR-G Sydney Bires -Rylee Jarman 4 10 0 Granite City 102 100 0 003 011 0 5 7 2 Waterloo W-Lindsey Merritt. HR-W Taylor Downen -Taylor Kaufmann 012 000 00 3 7 0 Highland 000 010 21 4 7 1 Triad W-Liz Young. HR-T Isabelle Lehan 2Civic Mem. 000 000 0 0 2 0 7 10 1 Bellvl. East 200 050 0 W-Kristina Bettis. HR-B Alexandra Boze -Jasmine Poore 101 320 6 13 15 2 O’Fallon 1 5 0 Mt Vernon 000 000 1 W-Kaitlin Moore. Mrphysbro 300 112 03 10 9 0 204 010 02 9 7 3 Alton L-Alyson Haegele. Class 1A Okawville Regional - Semifinal 6 13 0 Mul.Grove 200 002 2 041 020 0 7 10 0 Valmeyer W-Lilly Schlemmer. . Class 1A Marissa Regional - Semifinal 010 003 3 7 10 1 Lebanon 3 4 0 Christ Rock 100 000 2 W-Abigail Reinneck. .

GIRLS SOCCER

Jerseyville (11-18) at Mascoutah (17-8), 4:15 p.m. Belleville East (23-6) at Alton (17-15), 4:30 p.m. Belleville West (13-15) at Granite City (9-18), 4:30 p.m. Collinsville (22-11) at Edwardsville (18-3), 4:30 p.m. Waterloo (12-15) at Freeburg (24-1), 4:30 p.m.

Class 2A Civic Memorial regional Semifinal Waterloo 5, Civic Mem. 0 W: Sydney Luedeman 3, Sydney Stephens 2; shutout by Bailey Bosler Class 2 District 5 at North Tech

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Missouri. For me to be able to come back is a blessing.” Central athletics director Josh Martin said there was significant interest in the job and Davis stood out with his professional resume and his Hawks bloodlines. Central coaches long have been promoted from within the program. “We’re excited to have Carey back and home at Hazelwood Central,” Martin said. “He brings a lot of things to the program.” Between Chojnacki s te p p i n g a wa y a n d Wednesday’s hiring of Davis, it has been Martin who has kept a watchful eye on the weight room. Davis will take those responsibilities now. He met the players Wednesday morning and expects to be hands on going forward as the Hawks prepare for the coming fall season. Central went 10-2 last season and lost to rival CBC in the Class 6 District 2 championship game for the fourth consecutive season. Central has not advanced to the Class 6 semifinals since 2013. “I think I put more pressure on myself,” Davis said. “I expect us to do good things and for our kids to be good kids in school and the community.” Central opens its season at De Smet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

Championship Luth. North 5, MS-Berkeley 4 M: Troinetta Butler 2, Meya-Rae Davis 2 Class 2 District 6 at John Burroughs Championship Orchard Farm 3, Duchesne 2 O: Kayla Hedges, Emily Senter, Grace Fortuna Class 3A O’Fallon regional - Semifinal Collinsville 3, Bellvl. East 2 (OT) C: Jalyn Richardson 2, Courtney Marten B: Grace Brauer 2 Class 2 District 4 at Normandy Championship Rosati-Kain 8, Soldan 0 R: Hannah Al-Baaj 2, Zoe Clark 2, Brandi Cantoni, Grace Henderson, Bridget Hurley, Lucy Wheeland; shutout by Analiese Wilmsmeyer, Abby Malone. Class 3 District 3 at Webster Groves Championship Summit 1, Webster 0 S: Kaitlin Higgins ; shutout by Katie Nash Class 3 District 9 at Union Championship Union 1, Washington 0 U: Emily Gaebe ; shutout by Lexi Garlock Class 3 District 4 at Parkway Central Championship Westminster 2, Pky. West 0 W: Molly Andersen, Hannah Ottsen; shutout by Zoe Lintner Class 4 District 4 at Zumwalt North Championship FZ West 1, Howell 0 Fo: Paige Anderson; shutout by Camielle Day

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Duchesne def. FZ North 25-16, 25-0 Pky. Central def. O’F Christian 25-14, 25-17 Vianney def. Howell 25-14, 25-13 O’Fallon def. Bellvl. East 25-10, 25-20 Eureka def. Pattonville 25-21, 25-20 Luth. South def. Oakville 25-21, 25-22 St. Mary’s def. Webster 25-17, 27-25 Pky. Central def. Luth. South 25-11, 25-22

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

CLASS 1A CHESTER SECTIONAL Team totals: 1. Nashville 158, 2. Wesclin 81, 3. Lebanon, Illinois 70, 4. Sparta 51, 5. Mater Dei 29, 6. Chester 23, 7. New Athens 22, 8. Althoff 21, 9. East St. Louis 21, 10. Dupo 19, 11. Red Bud 16, 12. Christ Our Rock Lutheran 14, 13. First Baptist Academy 10, 14. Gibault 8, 15. Okawville 8, 16. SIUE Charter 0 100 meters: 1. Sparta, 11.47; 2. Jalen Paraham, SIUE Charter, 11.59; 200 meters: 1. Johnathan Dori, Althoff, 22.77; 2. Garrett Rappolee, Lebanon, Illinois, 22.92; 3. Dakota Zeiger, Red Bud, 22.99; 400 meters: 1. Brandon Schnitker, Nashville, 51.52; 2. Tabor Kozuszek, Nashville, 52.06; 800 meters: 1. Brandon Schnitker, Nashville, 2:03.99; 2. Caleb Zgonina, Nashville, 2:05.46; 1600 meters: 1. Reiss Wegman, Wesclin, 4:41.65; 2. Luke Goebel, Mater Dei, 4:47.59; 3200 meters: 1. Justin Mumford, Wesclin, 10:12.35; 2. Luke Goebel, Mater Dei, 10:12.66; 110 hurdles: 1. Gavyn Lietz, Nashville, 15.73; 2. Jackson Aulds, Nashville, 16.16; 300 hurdles: 1. Max Fowler, New Athens, 41.71; 400 relay: 1. Sparta, 45.28; 2. Lebanon, Illinois, 45.38; 800 relay: 1. Althoff, 1:31.54; 2. Lebanon, Illinois, 1:34.11; 1600 relay: 1. Nashville, 3:35.42; 2. Wesclin, 3:37.61; 3200 relay: 1. Nashville, 8:27.84; 2. Wesclin, 8:36.05; High jump: 1. John Harper, New Athens, 6-01; 2. Tabor Kozuszek, Nashville, 5-11; Pole vault: 1. Gavyn Lietz, Nashville, 12-08; 2. Kyle Ciborowski, Wesclin, 12-02; Long jump: 1. Parker Grob, Lebanon, Illinois, 21-05; 2. Rodney Anderson, Sparta, 18-02.25; Triple jump: 1. Daymeon Baugh, Nashville, 41-03; 2. Gavyn Lietz, Nashville, 41-00.25; Shot put: 1. Jacob Brown, Wesclin, 47-05.75; 2. Derek Kirgan, Nashville, 25-03.25; Discus: 1. Bryce Chadduck, Dupo, 144-04; 2. Kameron Glasper, Lebanon, Illinois, 131-08;

BOYS LACROSSE

MSLA State Championship - Quarterfinal Eureka 12, CBC 7 C: Braden McCarthy 2, Aiden Landwehr, Drake Nickoliason, Pierce Reiling, Johnny Honig, Hunter O’Rourke


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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Drevin Day Fort Zumwalt North baseball A senior shortstop, Day has swung a hot bat of late to help the Panthers win six consecutive games to start the month of May. He kicked off the month by going 3-for-4 with an RBI in an 8-7 win over Parkway North and then went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two RBI as the Panthers outslugged Lutheran St. Charles 15-8. He had another 2-for-4 day with a stolen base in a 10-0 win over Orchard Farm and was 3-for-3 with a game-winning two-run double in a 3-0 win over Fort Zumwalt West. Overall, Day is batting .392 with 12 RBI. He has committed to play baseball at St. Louis Community CollegeMeramec. Andy Graf Mascoutah tennis A senior, Graf won his fourth consecutive Mississippi Valley Conference singles title in convincing fashion. After beating Waterloo’s Devin Biffar 6-0, 6-0, in the semifinals, Graf downed Triad’s Nick Parsons 6-1, 6-0 in the championship match. Graf also has won tournaments this season at Springfield and Chatham Glenwood and he finished fourth at the Pitchford Invitational hosted by Metamora. Graf takes a 28-3 singles record into this weekend’s sectional tournament at Triad. He finished in the top 16 at last year’s state tournament. Graf has a scholarship to play tennis at Emporia State University, an NCAA Division II school in Kansas. Michael Jackson Pattonville track and field A junior, Jackson starred at the Class 5 District 3 meet on his home track at Pattonville. He won the long jump (22-8.5), the triple jump (46-11) and was part of the winning 800 relay which broke the school record and was the second-fastest time (1:27.7) in Class 5 this season. He also ran a leg on the winning 400 relay that recorded the fourth-best time (42.52) in Class 5 this spring. Jackson was coming off an impressive performance that the Suburban XII Conference meet, where he won the triple jump, placed in the long jump and was part of the two winning relays — the 800 and 400. He was a state qualifier in the triple jump last season. Joe Jellinek St. Louis U. High water polo A senior 2-meter player, Jellinek led the Jr. Bills to their 20th Missouri Water Polo district championship and their fourth consecutive title. He scored a team-high five goals and added four assists to lead SLUH to a 15-4 win over Parkway West in the title game at St. Peters Rec-Plex. Jellinek got his big night going with a goal just 51 seconds into the game and then netted two more goals before the first period ended as the Jr. Bills built a 5-0 lead. Jellinek, who finished the season with 75 goals and 54 assists and was named the Gateway West Conference player of the year, is going to play water polo at Fordham University next season. Michelle Owens McCluer North track and field At the Class 5 District 3 meet at Pattonville, Owens won the 100-meter hurdles (14.54), 300 hurdles (45.20), ran a leg on the winning 400 relay and finished fourth in the long jump (16-9.5). Owens was coming off a similar performance at the Suburban XII Conference meet, where she won the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and was part of the secondplace 400 relay. Last month, she earned athlete of the meet honors at Parkway North’s Fred Lyon Invitational after winning both hurdles events, the long jump and running a leg on the winning 400 relay. At last spring’s state meet, Owens was part of the state-champion 400 relay squad. Nick Sippel St. Pius X golf A senior, Sippel won the Class 2 Sectional 1 Tournament by five strokes with a 9-over-par 80 at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson. He was coming off a strong performance in the district tournament at Cape Girardeau Country Club, where he tied for first place with an 88. In other tournaments this season, Sippel finished second in the Jefferson County Athletic Association tournament with a 10-over 82 at Ste. Genevieve Country Club, took sixth at the Mideast Invitational at Raintree Country Club and finished seventh at the Festus Invitational at Crowne Pointe Golf Club. He medaled in two duals and had a stroke average of 43 for nine-hole rounds. Braden Spawr Valley Park baseball A versatile junior who can play shortstop, pitch and catch, Spawr broke all-class Missouri high school record for RBI in a single season when he hit a double in the first inning against Webster Groves, driving in a pair of runs, including the record-setting 62nd. Spawr eclipsed the mark of 61 set by Southern Boone’s Michael Troth in the 2003 season. The hit put the Hawks ahead to stay in a 7-5 win. Spawr also helped the Hawks beat Herculaneum 9-0 by going 2-for-4 with an RBI. A two-time all-South Central AA selection, Spawr also is among the area leaders in batting average (.489), home runs (6), doubles (15) and slugging percentage (.883). Compiled by Paul Kopsky. Please send nominations to: pkopsky@stltoday.com

CLASS 3 DISTRICT 3 GIRLS SOCCER FINAL • SUMMIT 1, WEBSTER GROVES 0

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Davis returns to Hazelwood Central as new head coach BY DAVID KVIDAHL STLhighschoolsports.com

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Kaitlin Higgins of Summit (center) celebrates her goal Wednesday with teammates during a 1-0 victory against Webster Groves in the Class 3 District 3 girls soccer championship at Selma Field.

PICTURE PERFECT Higgins provides lone goal as Falcons oust defending Class 3 champions BY JIM FAASEN STLhighschoolsports.com

WEBSTER GROVES • While players and coaches celebrated Summit’s 1-0 girls soccer district championship win Wednesday against Webster Groves, the player who perhaps should have been the most joyous still was busy at work. Falcons junior midfielder Kaitlin Higgins, who scored the game’s only goal in the first half, studiously was snapping shots with her camera of her teammates celebrating their victory to dethrone the defending Class 3 state champions. “I always make the video for the banquet that we do, so I have to do it,” Higgins said of documenting the festivities. “It feels amazing right now to be doing this because we won.” Higgins’ goal gave Summit its third district title in four seasons and moved it into the sectional round Tuesday at Westminster (16-3). The Falcons’ lone blemish the last four seasons came a year ago with a 1-0 home loss to Webster Groves on its way to the state title. With 10 minutes left in the first half Wednesday, Higgins knocked in a deflected ball off a cross for the game’s only goal. “It’s been great to be back in the starting lineup and being able to help,” Higgins said. “After Sara Lawler tore her ACL, I moved into the lineup, so this is my fifth game. It’s been amazing to help the team and get to play with my sister (junior Hannah Higgins).” Summit coach Chris Kappler said Kaitlin Higgins’ goal was emblematic of what the team has tried to do all season. The Falcons (15-2-3, No. 2 in the STLhighschoolsports.com large-schools rankings) have thrived with a tough defense,

dominating possession and creating chances here and there. That’s exactly what happened against the Statesmen (13-8). “We’ve moved players into the back all year long and we’re solid back there,” Kappler said. “We’ve asked our offense to come through and they’ve done that. With our defense playing the way it has, you figure we’ve got a great chance to win. We’ve scored a lot of goals bringing the ball down the wing and connecting on that cross. That’s what happened again tonight.” With a goal to its credit, Summit locked in and withstood Webster’s barrage. Falcons junior goalkeeper Katelyn Nash said she could sense Webster Groves’ game plan from the game’s earliest moments. “I knew Webster was going to lob a lot of balls in, so I knew to stay off my line further,” Nash said. “The way my defense plays, it’s special to know that if I can’t get to the ball, my defense has it covered.” In the end, Nash had things covered as she closed out the shutout with a key final save. As the clock wore down to the final seconds, Webster senior midfielder Bel Burke rang a shot off the crossbar, where Nash scooped it up before the oncoming Statesmen offense could get to any rebound. “That was a little scary,” Nash said. “It’s tough sometimes with how well my defense plays to keep focus. I just knew I had to get to that one and was glad I did. It feels great to come through.” Webster coach Thom Champion credited the Statesmen for a sturdy attack. “We had better chances, sometimes you’re just unlucky,” Champion said. “We had two off the crossbar and they just didn’t fall.”

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE BASEBALL

MSLA SHOW ME CUP Quarterfinals Kirkwood (4-9) vs. Ladue (6-6) at Ladue Middle, 5:30 p.m. Rock Bridge (10-2) at Lindbergh (7-6), 6 p.m.

Class 4 District 4 championship DuBourg (8-12) vs. St. Mary’s (14-10) at Bayless, 4 p.m. Class 4 District 7 championship Winfield (18-8) vs. Luth. St. Charles (18-9) at Winfield, 4 p.m. Class 2A Gillespie Regional semifinal Hillsboro, Ill. (2-8) at Gillespie (12-13), 4:30 p.m. Class 2A Pinckneyville Regional semifinal Red Bud (14-15) vs. Trico (1-1) at Pinckneyville, 4 p.m. Class 1A Metro-East Lutheran Regional semifinal Bunker Hill (2-4) at ME Lutheran (4-9), 4:30 p.m. Class 1A Gibault Regional semifinal Okawville (2-12) at Gibault (10-22), 4:30 p.m. Class 3 District 4 championship Herculaneum (12-5-1) at Hancock (13-9), 6:30 p.m. Other games Salem (8-12) at Mascoutah (24-6), 4:15 p.m. Cahokia (0-10) at Waterloo (20-10), 4:15 p.m. Belleville East (18-13) at Alton (16-17), 4:30 p.m. O’Fallon (27-3-1) at Collinsville (16-15), 4:30 p.m. Highland (20-10) at Centralia (Ill.) (4-24), 4:30 p.m. Triad (22-10) at Murphysboro, 4:30 p.m.

MSLA TOURNAMENT Second round Summit (8-11) at Nerinx Hall (9-7), 4 p.m. Notre Dame (6-7) vs. St. Joseph’s (6-9) at Ladue, 4 p.m. Ladue (6-13) vs. Eureka (6-9) at Pky. Central, 4:15 p.m. Ursuline (8-9) vs. Cor Jesu (14-9) at Pky. Central, 5:30 p.m. Visitation (8-5) vs. Northwest-CH (14-1) at Lafayette, 5:30 p.m. St. Dominic (4-9) vs. Parkway West (12-5) at Ladue, 5:30 p.m. Webster Groves (5-14) vs. Kirkwood (10-6) at Nerinx Hall, 6 p.m. FH Central (11-7) vs. Pattonville (15-4) at Lafayette, 7:30 p.m.

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Class 3 District 6 championship University City (10-11) at Incarnate Word (18-6), 4 p.m. Class 3 District 2 championship Hillsboro (16-10) at Windsor (11-9), 5:30 p.m. Class 4 District 7 championship St. Joseph’s (17-3-2) vs. Nerinx Hall (21-1) at Kirkwood, 6 p.m. Class 4 District 2 championship McCluer North (14-8) at Hazelwood Central (11-10-1), 6 p.m. Class 4 District 3 championship FH North (12-7-1) at FH Central (11-8-1), 6 p.m. Class 4 District 5 championship Troy (14-12) vs. Holt (21-2-1) at Timberland, 6 p.m. Class 4 District 8 championship Lafayette (13-5) at Eureka (16-5-1), 6 p.m. Class 3 District 7 championship Fort Zumwalt East at Fort Zumwalt South, 6 p.m.

BOYS LACROSSE

MSLA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Quarterfinals Webster Groves (11-6) at MICDS (17-2), 5:45 p.m. Chaminade (9-8) at De Smet (9-6), 7 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE

ILLINOIS CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS-SEMIFINALS At Eastern Illinois University, 9 a.m.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

CLASS 2A SALEM SECTIONAL, 4 P.M. Teams: Anna-Jonesboro, Benton, Illinois, Cahokia, Carbondale, Carterville, Centralia, Illinois, Columbia, Freeburg, Harrisburg, Illinois, Herrin, Marion, Mascoutah, Mount Carmel, Mount Vernon, Illinois, Murphysboro, Salem, Illinois, Waterloo, West Frankfort CLASS 1A LITCHFIELD SECTIONAL, 4 P.M. Teams:Alton Marquette, Auburn, Bunker Hill, Carlinville, Carrollton, Illinois, Father McGivney, Gillespie, Greenfield, Litchfield, Madison, Illinois, Metro-East Lutheran, New Berlin, North Mac, Pawnee, Riverton, Springfield Calvary, Springfield Lutheran, Waverly, White Hall North Greene

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Jerseyville (11-18) at Mascoutah (17-8), 4:15 p.m. Belleville East (23-6) at Alton (17-15), 4:30 p.m. Belleville West (13-15) at Granite City (9-18), 4:30 p.m. Collinsville (22-11) at Edwardsville (18-3), 4:30 p.m. Waterloo (12-15) at Freeburg (24-1), 4:30 p.m.

For the third time in three seasons, the Hazelwood Central football team is under new management. Albeit now for a coach who won a Super Bowl. Carey Davis was announced as the Hawks coach Wednesday afternoon. A 1999 Central graduate who played at the University of Illinois, Davis played fullback in the National Football League for parts of seven seasons with six franchises. He was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XLIII championship team in Feb. 2009. Davis, 37, takes the reins after Brent Chojnacki resigned after one season and accepted the same position at Francis Howell in April. This will be Davis’ first foray as atop a program after stints as an offensive coordinator at Hazelwood West and a running backs and special teams coach at Francis Howell North. Most recently, Davis was a sideline reporter for Illini football games and worked at WXOS 101 ESPN Radio. Davis wasn’t looking to become a head coach, but when Central opened up it piqued his interest. “It’s Hazelwood Central,” Davis said. “It is what high school football is in the state of

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS BASEBALL

Class 5 District 7 Tournament Championship FZ North 160 203 3 15 11 FH North 210 111 0 6 9 W-Jake Gentry. HR-Fo Garrett Darrah Class 2A Wesclin Regional - Semifinal Wesclin 000 100 0 1 3 A. Marquette 000 000 2 2 8 W-Nick Hemann. L-Seth Nast. Triad 000 102 1 4 7 Freeburg 000 100 0 1 5 L-Dylan Neuner. Columbia 001 052 1 9 9 Civic Mem. 101 100 0 3 9 W-Alex VonBokel. L-Spencer Powell. Class 5 District 6 Tournament Championship McCler Nrth 000 000 0 3 8 Haz. West 000 000 0 4 7 W-Josh Inman. Class 3 District 6 Tournament Championship Valley Park 205 03 10 13 Principia 000 00 0 0 W-Austin Schmitt. HR-V Austin Schmitt Jerseyville 300 000 1 4 5 Alton 000 010 0 1 4 W-Brett Tuttle. L-Charlie Erler. Waterloo 000 033 1 7 5 Bellvl. East 001 200 3 6 7 W-Marcus Heusohn. L-Austin Hitt. HR-W Quinten Albrecht Mascoutah 110 042 3 11 14 Granite City 000 002 0 2 8 W-John Minor. L-Cameron Hibbets. HR-M Logan Bibb 2 Class 5 District 3 Tournament Championship Marquette 000 000 0 0 3 Lafayette 000 000 0 8 14 W-Scott Thoelke. L-Tyler Potthoff. Class 5 District 5 Tournament Championship Chaminade 201 010 1 5 6 De Smet 010 004 1 6 7 L-Sam Howell. Class 1A Metro-East Lutheran regional Semifinal Mul. Grove 000 0 0 1 Valmeyer 218 4 15 13 W-Michael Chism. . HR-V Tyler Kempfer -Jake Krekel Class 1A Gibault Regional - Semifinal Marissa 003 000 4 7 6 New Athens 202 020 2 8 8 W-Jeremy Wade. L-Drew Smith. HR-N Jeremy Wade Class 4 District 5 Tournament Championship MICDS 060 000 3 9 11 Burroughs 050 230 0 10 11 W-Joey Bock. Class 2A Wesclin Regional - Semifinal Althoff 010 001 2 4 9 020 000 1 3 8 Piasa SW W-Peyton Whitehead. Class 5 District 4 Tournament Championship SLUH 000 00 0 0 032 34 12 7 Vianney W-Luke Mann. HR-V Andrew Keck -Devin Ward -

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Missouri. For me to be able to come back is a blessing.” Central athletics director Josh Martin said there was significant interest in the job and Davis stood out with his professional resume and his Hawks bloodlines. Central coaches long have been promoted from within the program. “We’re excited to have Carey back and home at Hazelwood Central,” Martin said. “He brings a lot of things to the program.” Between Chojnacki s te p p i n g a wa y a n d Wednesday’s hiring of Davis, it has been Martin who has kept a watchful eye on the weight room. Davis will take those responsibilities now. He met the players Wednesday morning and expects to be hands on going forward as the Hawks prepare for the coming fall season. Central went 10-2 last season and lost to rival CBC in the Class 6 District 2 championship game for the fourth consecutive season. Central has not advanced to the Class 6 semifinals since 2013. “I think I put more pressure on myself,” Davis said. “I expect us to do good things and for our kids to be good kids in school and the community.” Central opens its season at De Smet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24.

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Class 2A Civic Memorial regional Semifinal Waterloo 5, Civic Mem. 0 W: Sydney Luedeman 3, Sydney Stephens 2; shutout by Bailey Bosler Class 2 District 5 at North Tech Championship Luth. North 5, MS-Berkeley 4 M: Troinetta Butler 2, Meya-Rae Davis 2 Class 2 District 6 at John Burroughs Championship Orchard Farm 3, Duchesne 2 O: Kayla Hedges, Emily Senter, Grace Fortuna Class 3A O’Fallon regional - Semifinal Collinsville 3, Bellvl. East 2 (OT) C: Jalyn Richardson 2, Courtney Marten B: Grace Brauer 2 Class 2 District 4 at Normandy Championship Rosati-Kain 8, Soldan 0 R: Hannah Al-Baaj 2, Zoe Clark 2, Brandi Cantoni, Grace Henderson, Bridget Hurley, Lucy Wheeland; shutout by Analiese Wilmsmeyer, Abby Malone. Class 3 District 3 at Webster Groves Championship Summit 1, Webster 0 S: Kaitlin Higgins ; shutout by Katie Nash Class 3 District 9 at Union Championship Union 1, Washington 0 U: Emily Gaebe ; shutout by Lexi Garlock Class 3 District 4 at Parkway Central Championship Westminster 2, Pky. West 0 W: Molly Andersen, Hannah Ottsen; shutout by Zoe Lintner Class 4 District 4 at Zumwalt North Championship FZ West 1, Howell 0 Fo: Paige Anderson; shutout by Camielle Day

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Duchesne def. FZ North 25-16, 25-0 Pky. Central def. O’F Christian 25-14, 25-17 Vianney def. Howell 25-14, 25-13 O’Fallon def. Bellvl. East 25-10, 25-20 Eureka def. Pattonville 25-21, 25-20 Luth. South def. Oakville 25-21, 25-22 St. Mary’s def. Webster 25-17, 27-25 Pky. Central def. Luth. South 25-11, 25-22

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

CLASS 1A CHESTER SECTIONAL Team totals: 1. Nashville 158, 2. Wesclin 81, 3. Lebanon, Illinois 70, 4. Sparta 51, 5. Mater Dei 29, 6. Chester 23, 7. New Athens 22, 8. Althoff 21, 8. SIUE Charter 21, 10. Dupo 19, 11. Red Bud 16, 12. Christ Our Rock Lutheran 14, 13. First Baptist Academy 10, 14. Gibault 8, 14. Okawville 8, (Class 1A state meet qualifiers) 100: 1. Sparta, 11.47; 2. Jalen Paraham, SIUE Charter, 11.59 200: 1. Johnathan Dori, Althoff, 22.77; 2. Garrett Rappolee, Lebanon, Illinois, 22.92; 3. Dakota Zeiger, Red Bud, 22.99 400: 1. Brandon Schnitker, Nashville, 51.52; 2. Tabor Kozuszek, Nashville, 52.06 800: 1. Brandon Schnitker, Nashville, 2:03.99; 2. Caleb Zgonina, Nashville, 2:05.46 1600: 1. Reiss Wegman, Wesclin, 4:41.65; 2. Luke Goebel, Mater Dei, 4:47.59 3200: 1. Justin Mumford, Wesclin, 10:12.35; 2. Luke Goebel, Mater Dei, 10:12.66 110 hurdles: 1. Gavyn Lietz, Nashville, 15.73; 2. Jackson Aulds, Nashville, 16.16 300 hurdles: 1. Max Fowler, New Athens, 41.71 400 relay: 1. Sparta, 45.28; 2. Lebanon, Illinois, 45.38 800 relay: 1. Althoff, 1:31.54; 2. Lebanon, Illinois, 1:34.11 1600 relay: 1. Nashville, 3:35.42; 2. Wesclin, 3:37.61 3200 relay: 1. Nashville, 8:27.84; 2. Wesclin, 8:36.05 High jump: 1. John Harper, New Athens, 6-1; 2. Tabor Kozuszek, Nashville, 5-11 Pole vault: 1. Gavyn Lietz, Nashville, 12-8; 2. Kyle Ciborowski, Wesclin, 12-2 Long jump: 1. Parker Grob, Lebanon, Illinois, 21-5; 2. Rodney Anderson, Sparta, 18-2.25 Triple jump: 1. Daymeon Baugh, Nashville, 41-3; 2. Gavyn Lietz, Nashville, 41-0.25 Shot put: 1. Jacob Brown, Wesclin, 47-5.75; 2. Derek Kirgan, Nashville, 25-3.25 Discus: 1. Bryce Chadduck, Dupo, 144-4; 2. Kameron Glasper, Lebanon, Illinois, 131-8

BOYS LACROSSE

MSLA State Championship - Quarterfinal Eureka 12, CBC 7 C: Braden McCarthy 2, Aiden Landwehr, Drake Nickoliason, Pierce Reiling, Johnny Honig, Hunter O’Rourke


SPORTS

05.17.2018 • Thursday • M 1

NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

AMERICA’S LINE

Rockets back on track, even series vs. Warriors

BASEBALL Favorite .............. Odds .............Underdog American League BLUE JAYS ...............-$125 ............................A’s RED SOX..................-$170 .....................Orioles Rangers...................-$130 ..............WHITE SOX ANGELS ...................-$150 ........................ Rays MARINERS...............-$162 ...................... Tigers National League Dodgers...................-$145 .................MARLINS PIRATES...................-$170 .....................Padres CARDS .....................-$125 .................... Phillies Cubs ........................-$115....................BRAVES GIANTS ....................-$120 ....................Rockies NBA Favorite Points Underdog Saturday, Eastern Conference Final CAVALIERS ................6.5 ........................Celtics Odds to win series: Celtics -$220 vs. Cavaliers +$180 NBA Winning Margin Proposition Cavaliers .....Winning Margin..........Celtics 10/1...................... 1-3 points.......................12/1 9/2.......................3-6 points ........................7/1 7/1........................7-9 points.......................15/1 6/1 ..................... 10-13 points....................20/1 10/1.................... 14-16 points....................30/1 10/1.................... 17-20 points.................... 35/1 8/1 .................21 or more points ...............50/1 NHL Favorite Odds Underdog Eastern Conference Final CAPITALS ...........-$110/-$110 ............Lightning Odds to win the series: Capitals -$165 vs. Lightning +$145 NHL Winning Margin Proposition Lightning.....Winning Margin....... Capitals 3/1........................... 1 goal........................... 3/1 6/1 ......................... 2 goals..........................6/1 8/1 ......................... 3 goals..........................8/1 12/1........................ 4 goals.........................12/1 20/1 ................ 5 goals or more................. 18/1 SOCCER • England FA Cup, Saturday Wembley Stadium, London, England Manchester United................................. +$170 Chelsea....................................................+$180 Draw: +$195 | Over/under: 2.0 goals UEFA Champions League Final, May 26 Kiev, Ukraine Real Madrid .............................................+$125 Liverpool................................................. +$210 Draw: +$260 | Over/under: 3.0 goals Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

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Rockets guard James Harden (right) is fouled by Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the second half Wednesday night in Houston. The Rockets won 127-105. ASSOCIATED PRESS

James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the host Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. The Rockets didn’t trail after the first quarter and led by double digits for most of the night. They head to Oakland, Calif., for Game 3 on Sunday night feeling much better after rebounding from a deflating 119-106 loss in the series opener. P.J. Tucker added a playoff careerhigh 22 and Trevor Ariza had 19 as both bounced back after struggling in Game 1. Tucker had just one point in that game and Ariza scored eight, but was limited on defense after collecting his fifth foul early in the third quarter. Kevin Durant had 38 points after scoring 37 in the opener, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 24 points after the pair went for 46 in Game 1. Houston wasn’t able to slow down Durant, but did a much better job of limiting open 3-pointers by Thompson and Curry, and the two made just 3 of 12 attempts. The Warriors made three free throws to get within 11 early in the fourth quarter before the Rockets scored the next 11 points, with 3s from Gordon, Tucker and Harden to make it 111-89 with about 6 1/2 minutes to play.

Durant made a basket after that, but Houston scored the next eight points to extend the lead to 119-91 with about five minutes left. The Warriors got frustrated in that stretch, with Durant getting a technical for shoving Harden in the back and Draymond Green pushing Ariza out of bounds seconds later. It was then that coach Steve Kerr sent all of his starters to the bench for good. Gordon came off the bench to make six 3-pointers, Tucker tied a playoff best with five and Harden added three. Houston avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this postseason and the Warriors lost in the second game of a playoff series for the first time since the 2015 NBA Finals, snapping a 10game winning streak in such games. Houston led by as many as 19 in the first half and was up 64-50 at halftime. The Warriors cut it to 74-64 with five quick points from Durant, but the Rockets opened it back up to 89-72 when Gordon made an off-balance layup before crashing to the court while being fouled and made the free throw. The Rockets were up by 16 to start the fourth quarter but Golden State got within 98-86 with about 10 minutes left. Curry had five points in that span, including his first 3 after missing his first six attempts of the night. Curry finished with 16 points and Thompson was 3 for 11 for his eight points.

NBA NOTEBOOK

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Source: Bucks will hire Budenholzer

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BOSTON 2, CLEVELAND 0 TV • ESPN Game 1 Celtics 108, Cavs 83 Game 2 Celtics 107, Cavaliers 94 Saturday 7:30 at Cleveland 7:30 at Cleveland Monday May 23 7:30 at Boston* May 25 7:30 at Cleveland* May 27 7:30 at Boston*

A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team’s next coach. The 2015 NBA coach of the year will replace Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the fired Jason Kidd in late January. The person confirmed the agreement with the former Atlanta Hawks coach on Wednesday. The person requested anonymity because the team has not made an official announcement. The deal was first reported by ESPN. The Bucks lost to Boston in seven games in the first round of the playoffs. Budenholzer went 213-197 in five seasons with the Hawks, leading them to a franchise-record 60 wins and the Eastern Conference finals in 2015. He and the Hawks mutually agreed to part ways last month with two years remaining on his contract, allowing Budenholzer to pursue other opportunities. The one with the Bucks may have been the best available, thanks to All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and a new arena next season. “There’s a massive amount of excitement around this team, because of the arena right there, because of this facility, because of our team,” general manager Jon Horst said recently from the Bucks’ training facility, across the street from the new arena. Top three for MVP set • Houston’s James Harden, Cleveland’s LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the top three in voting for the NBA’s MVP award. The top three for the individual awards were announced Wednesday. The winners will be announced on June 25 in Santa Monica, Calif. St. Louisan Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics is in the top three for rookie of the year with Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons. The other top vote-getters: Defensive player: Davis, Utah’s Rudy Gobert and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. Coach: Dwane Casey, Toronto; Quin Snyder, Utah; Brad Stevens, Boston. Sixth man: Eric Gordon, Houston; Fred VanVleet, Toronto; Lou Williams, Clippers. Most improved player: Clint Capela, Houston; Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn; Victor Oladipo, Indiana. Associated Press

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WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GOLDEN STATE 1, HOUSTON 1 TV • TNT Game 1 Warriors 119, Rockets 106 Game 2 Rockets 127, Warriors 105 Sunday 7 at Golden State May 22 8 at Golden State May 24 8 at Houston May 26 8 at Golden State* May 28 8 at Houston*

BOX SCORE ROCKETS 127, WARRIORS 105 FG FT Reb GOLDEN STATE Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS 35:25 13-22 9-9 1-3 0 5 38 Durant Iguodala 27:04 2-4 1-2 2-6 1 2 5 D.Green 37:12 2-5 2-2 0-6 6 4 6 34:06 7-19 1-1 0-7 7 3 16 Curry Thompson 36:42 3-11 0-0 0-2 2 1 8 18:25 2-3 1-2 1-1 2 1 5 Livingston Young 17:27 2-6 0-0 1-1 2 3 6 Looney 11:24 2-4 0-0 3-5 0 1 4 6:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 4 West Bell 5:39 0-2 1-2 0-3 0 0 1 5:18 2-2 1-2 1-1 1 0 5 Pachulia Cook 5:18 2-3 2-2 0-1 0 0 7 Totals 240:0039-8518-229-3621 22 105 Percentages: FG.459, FT.818. 3-point goals: 9-30, .300. Team rebounds: 6. Team turnovers: 15. Blocked shots: 4. Turnovers: 15. Steals: 6. Technical fouls: Durant, 5:39 fourth. FG FT Reb HOUSTON Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS Ariza 35:40 7-9 4-4 2-4 6 3 19 Tucker 36:28 8-9 1-2 1-7 4 4 22 Capela 30:47 2-3 1-5 3-10 1 3 5 Harden 33:45 9-24 6-6 0-10 3 3 27 Paul 33:34 6-14 3-3 0-4 6 5 16 Gordon 32:38 8-15 5-5 0-3 2 0 27 G.Green 14:59 1-2 1-2 0-2 0 2 3 Mbah a Moute 6:53 1-5 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 Jackson 3:49 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 1 4 Anderson 3:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Black 3:49 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 Johnson 3:49 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Totals 240:0045-8821-2710-4723 24 127 Percentages: FG.511, FT.778. 3-point goals: 16-42, .381. Team rebounds: 10. Team turnovers: 13. Blocked shots: 1. Turnovers: 13. Steals: 8. Technical fouls: None. Golden State 21 29 29 26 — 105 Houston 26 38 31 32 — 127 A: 18,119. T: 2:18. Officials: Ed Malloy, Pat Fraher, David Guthrie, Ken Mauer.

BASEBALL | American League CLEVELAND — Signed RHP Matt Belisle to a minor league contract. DETROIT — Optioned 2B Dawel Lugo and RHP Zac Reininger to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Artie Lewicki and LHP Ryan Carpenter from Toledo. HOUSTON — Recalled OF Tony Kemp from Fresno (PCL). OAKLAND — Optioned OF Jake Smolinski to Nashville (PCL). Reinstated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 10-day DL. SEATTLE — Designated RHP Erik Goeddel for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Christian Bergman from Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY — Placed OF Carlos Gomez on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Hunter Wood to Durham (IL). Recalled 3B Christian Arroyo and LHP Anthony Banda from Durham. TORONTO — Optioned RHP Deck McGuire to Buffalo (IL). Recalled RHP Danny Barnes from Buffalo. National League ARIZONA — Placed OF A.J. Pollock on the 10-day DL. Recalled 1B Christian Walker from Reno (PCL). MIAMI — Sent RHP Odrisamer Despaigne to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Named Elisa Padilla senior vice president of marketing and community relations, Travis Apple vice president of ticket sales and service and Michael Shaw vice president/head of customer engagement. NEW YORK — Placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled INF/OF Phillip Evans from Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA — Reinstated RHP Mark Leiter Jr. from the 10-day DL. CARDINALS — Placed RHP Luke Gregerson on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL). American Association CHICAGO — Released RHP Richard Ruff. CLEBURNE — Released LHP Josh Blanco, OF Matt Helms and RHP Chris Nowlin. GARY SOUTHSHORE — Released OF Jimmy Heck and RHP Chandler Jagodzinski. Traded RHP Justin Sinibaldi to Lake Erie (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade. LINCOLN — Released OF L.J. Kalawaia. SIOUX CITY — Released INF Dre Gleason. SIOUX FALLS — Released RHP Neal Kunik. TEXAS — Released RHPs Cal Drummond and Fabio Martinez and LHPs Michael Freeman and Billy Waltrip. WICHITA — Released LHP Carlos Diaz and RHPs Taylor Hoesen, Fernando Martinez and Jesse Pratt. WINNIPEG — Released RHP Tyler Beardsley. Atlantic League SUGAR LAND — Sold the contract of RHP Logan Bawcom to the L.A. Dodgers. Can-Am League OTTAWA — Released RHP Andrew Cooper. QUEBEC — Signed RHP Marc Berube. ROCKLAND — Released RHP Tim Ponto, INF Matt Gonzalez and OFs Taylor Ard, Robert DeAngelis, Luis Silverio and OF Hiroki Itakura. TROIS-RIVIERES — Signed LHP Taylor Hyssong. Frontier League JOLIET — Released RHP Connor Kelly. RASCALS — Signed 3B Braxton Martinez. FOOTBALL | National Football League MINNESOTA — Released DT Dylan Bradley. Signed DT David Parry. NEW ENGLAND — Signed DB Duke Dawson. OAKLAND — Signed WR Marcell Ateman and DT Maurice Hurst. SEATTLE — Signed RB Rashaad Penny. TENNESSEE — Agreed to terms with WR Nick Williams. WASHINGTON — Named Brian Lafemina president of business operations and chief operating officer. Canadian Football League EDMONTON — Announced the retirement of OL Simeon Rottier. WINNIPEG — Signed and released WR Brisly Estime. Signed RB Jhurell Pressley, CB Mohammed Seisay and RB Johnny Augustine. Arena Football League WASHINGTON — Fired coach Dean Cokinos. Promoted defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Benji McDowell to interim coach. Alliance of American Football AAF — Awarded a franchise to Phoenix. HOCKEY | National Hockey League WASHINGTON — Re-signed D Aaron Ness to a one-year, two-way contract. SOCCER | United Soccer League USL — Suspended Toronto F Shaan Hundal two games and St. Louis M Jonathan Barden, Cincinnati D Forrest Lasso and Penn coach Raoul Voss one game. COLLEGE AUGUSTA — Named Christina Whetsel assistant athletic director for compliance. CLEMSON — Announced freshman DT Josh Belk is transferring. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Named Mantoris Robinson director of men’s basketball recruiting and player development. DUKE — Reinstated PK/P Austin Parker to the football team. SYRACUSE — Announced the resignation of women’s rowing coach Justin Moore.

SOCCER Major League Soccer EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Atlanta United FC 8 2 1 25 25 13 6 3 3 21 17 10 Columbus New York City FC 6 2 3 21 21 16 Orlando City 6 3 1 19 20 16 New York 6 3 0 18 23 11 New England 5 3 2 17 18 14 3 5 2 11 13 17 Chicago 3 5 2 11 8 14 Philadelphia 3 8 0 9 14 26 Montreal 2 6 1 7 12 18 Toronto FC D.C. United 1 5 2 5 10 16 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Sporting K.C. 7 2 2 23 23 12 Los Angeles FC 6 2 2 20 22 16 FC Dallas 4 1 4 16 14 9 Portland 4 3 2 14 14 14 4 5 2 14 12 20 Vancouver Real Salt Lake 4 5 1 13 13 21 Minnesota United 4 7 0 12 13 21 Houston 3 3 3 12 20 15 LA Galaxy 3 6 1 10 14 19 2 5 2 8 15 17 San Jose 2 5 2 8 11 13 Colorado Seattle 2 5 2 8 7 11 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Wednesday San Jose at Vancouver, late. Friday Orlando City at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Saturday Colorado at New York City FC, Noon Los Angeles FC at Portland, 2 p.m. Vancouver at FC Dallas, 3 p.m. Columbus at New England, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. D.C. United at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Sporting K.C. at Minnesota United, 1 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 3 p.m. New York at Atlanta United FC, 6 p.m.

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCh • B11 United Soccer League Eastern W L T PTS GD Cincinnati 5 2 2 17 4 Charleston 5 2 2 17 4 Louisville 5 2 1 16 4 Pittsburgh 4 0 4 16 7 Indy 4 2 2 14 2 New York 3 2 5 14 4 Tampa Bay 4 5 0 12 0 Nashville 3 2 3 12 2 Bethlehem 3 4 2 11 2 Charlotte 3 3 2 11 2 Richmond 3 4 1 10 -4 Penn 2 3 4 10 -1 Atlanta 2 4 3 9 -5 North Carolina 2 3 2 8 1 Ottawa 2 4 2 8 -9 Toronto 0 7 2 2 -11 Western W L T PTS GD Salt Lake City 7 1 1 22 9 Phoenix 6 1 3 21 12 Sacramento 5 2 3 18 2 Orange County 5 3 2 17 9 Portland 5 3 2 17 4 Kansas City 4 2 3 15 1 Colo. Springs 4 5 2 14 3 St. Louis 3 2 5 14 -1 San Antonio 3 2 4 13 0 Reno 3 3 4 13 -2 Fresno 2 3 6 12 -1 Las Vegas 2 2 4 10 -1 Rio Grande Valley 1 3 5 8 -1 Seattle 2 6 1 7 -6 Los Angeles 1 5 3 6 -5 Tulsa 0 4 5 5 -11 Okla. City 1 8 0 3 -14 Wednesday Bethlehem 3, New York 0 Atlanta 5, Toronto 4 Friday Los Angeles at Portland, 1 p.m. Saturday Ottawa at Charleston, 6 p.m. Toronto at Charlotte, 6:30 p.m. North Carolina at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Louisville, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Bethlehem at Indy, 7 p.m. Colo. Springs at Okla. City, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Rio Grande Valley, 7:30 p.m. Tulsa at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Seattle at Reno, 9:30 p.m. Salt Lake City at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA Draft Order Draft: June 21 At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. FIRST ROUND 1. Phoenix 2. Sacramento 3. Atlanta 4. Memphis 5. Dallas 6. Orlando 7. Chicago 8. Cleveland (from Brooklyn via Boston) 9. New York 10. Philadelphia (from LA Lakers via Phoenix) 11. Charlotte 12. LA Clippers (from Detroit) 13. LA Clippers 14. Denver 15. Washington 16. Phoenix (from Miami) 17. Milwaukee 18. San Antonio 19. Atlanta (from Minnesota) 20. Minnesota (from Oklahoma City via Utah) 21. Utah 22. Chicago (from New Orleans) 23. Indiana 24. Portland 25. LA Lakers (from Cleveland) 26. Philadelphia 27. Boston 28. Golden State 29. Brooklyn (from Toronto) 30. Atlanta (from Houston via LA Clippers) SECOND ROUND 31. Phoenix 32. Memphis 33. Dallas 34. Atlanta 35. Orlando 36. New York (from Chicago via Okla. City) 37. Sacramento 38. Philadelphia (from Brooklyn) 39. Philadelphia (from New York) 40. Brooklyn (from Lakers via Tor. via Orl.) 41. Orlando (from Charlotte via Phx. via Mem.) 42. Detroit 43. Denver (from Clippers via NY via Phila.) 44. Washington 45. Brooklyn (from Milwaukee) 46. Houston (from Miami via Memphis) 47. Lakers (from Denver via Chicago via Utah) 48. Minnesota 49. San Antonio 50. Indiana 51. New Orleans 52. Utah 53. Oklahoma City 54. Dallas (from Portland via Denver) 55. Charlotte (from Cleveland via Bkn. via Phila.) 56. Philadelphia 57. Oklahoma City (from Boston) 58. Denver (from Golden State) 59. Phoenix (from Toronto) 60. Philadelphia (from Houston)

NBA playoff leaders Prior to Wednesday’s game SCORING G FG James, CLE 13 161 Davis, NOR 9 106 Harden, HOU 11 104 Westbrook, OKC 6 64 Durant, GOL 11 116 Wall, WAS 6 56 Anttknmpo, MIL 7 69 McCollum, POR 4 40 Middleton, MIL 7 67 George, OKC 6 49 Mitchell, UTA 11 102 Holiday, NOR 9 88 Aldridge, SAN 5 37 Beal, WAS 6 49 Oladipo, IND 7 53 DeRozan, TOR 10 87 Paul, HOU 11 91 Thompson, GOL 11 93 Embiid, PHL 8 60 Dragic, MIA 5 35 Lillard, POR 4 25 Redick, PHL 10 60 Tatum, BOS 14 89 Brown, BOS 13 91 Rozier, BOS 14 82 Lowry, TOR 10 60 Aminu, POR 4 27 Saric, PHL 10 59 Horford, BOS 14 91 Wade, MIA 5 31 Simmons, PHL 10 61 Butler, MIN 5 28 Wiggins, MIN 5 30 Love, CLE 13 70 Towns, MIN 5 28 Mirotic, NOR 9 49 Valanciunas, TOR 10 58 Ingles, UTA 11 57 Rose, MIN 5 29 Capela, HOU 11 70 Bledsoe, MIL 7 37 Mills, SAN 5 25 Gobert, UTA 11 55 Gordon, HOU 11 46 Teague, MIN 5 23 Belinelli, PHL 10 43 Morris, BOS 14 63 Olynyk, MIA 5 21 Bogdanovic, IND 7 32 Sabonis, IND 7 36 FIELD GOAL PCT. Gobert, UTA Capela, HOU Scott, WAS Favors, UTA Turner, IND Young, IND Middleton, MIL Adams, OKC Sabonis, IND Horford, BOS Anttknmpo, MIL Gortat, WAS Johnson, MIA Valanciunas, TOR James, CLE Davis, NOR McCollum, POR Aminu, POR Holiday, NOR Rose, MIN Lowry, TOR Durant, GOL Brown, BOS Morris, WAS Simmons, PHL Nurkic, POR Paul, HOU Mirotic, NOR Olynyk, MIA Ingles, UTA 3-POINT PCT. Rose, MIN Scott, WAS Middleton, MIL Johnson, MIA Johnson, MIA Felton, OKC Butler, MIN Beal, WAS Abrines, OKC Ingles, UTA Anunoby, TOR Lowry, TOR Korver, CLE Tucker, HOU Aminu, POR Mirotic, NOR Brown, BOS McCollum, POR Miles, TOR Olynyk, MIA Crawford, MIN Curry, GOL Morris, BOS Oladipo, IND Ellington, MIA Teague, MIN Saric, PHL Thompson, GOL

FG 55 70 26 42 33 36 67 27 36 91 69 24 23 58 161 106 40 27 88 29 60 116 91 24 61 19 91 49 21 57 3FG 7 7 25 6 7 7 8 21 6 35 13 28 33 22 13 22 33 11 19 8 7 16 21 23 12 7 20 34

FT 92 53 80 33 63 40 38 10 14 31 39 21 41 20 30 43 34 20 43 15 15 36 58 17 40 26 2 34 45 21 41 15 12 38 17 15 28 11 6 16 14 4 35 27 12 27 33 14 6 14

PTS 434 271 326 176 317 156 180 101 173 148 268 213 118 139 159 227 241 240 171 93 74 182 253 232 244 174 69 172 239 83 163 79 79 201 76 135 146 160 71 156 95 67 145 144 65 129 180 64 87 87

AVG 33.4 30.1 29.6 29.3 28.8 26.0 25.7 25.2 24.7 24.7 24.4 23.7 23.6 23.2 22.7 22.7 21.9 21.8 21.4 18.6 18.5 18.2 18.1 17.8 17.4 17.4 17.2 17.2 17.1 16.6 16.3 15.8 15.8 15.5 15.2 15.0 14.6 14.5 14.2 14.2 13.6 13.4 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.4 12.4

FGA 84 108 41 68 54 60 112 46 62 158 121 43 42 107 298 204 77 52 170 57 118 234 184 49 125 39 188 102 44 121

PCT .655 .648 .634 .618 .611 .600 .598 .587 .581 .576 .570 .558 .548 .542 .540 .520 .519 .519 .518 .509 .508 .496 .495 .490 .488 .487 .484 .480 .477 .471

3FGA 10 11 41 10 13 14 17 45 13 77 29 63 75 50 30 51 78 26 45 19 17 39 52 57 30 18 52 89

PCT .700 .636 .610 .600 .538 .500 .471 .467 .462 .455 .448 .444 .440 .440 .433 .431 .423 .423 .422 .421 .412 .410 .404 .404 .400 .389 .385 .382

Dragic, MIA Bogdanovic, IND

8 17

FREE THROW PCT. Thompson, GOL Aldridge, SAN Curry, GOL Mahinmi, WAS Mitchell, UTA Love, CLE Durant, GOL Gasol, SAN Oubre Jr., WAS Lillard, POR Harden, HOU Belinelli, PHL Beal, WAS George, OKC Redick, PHL Wall, WAS Paul, HOU Saric, PHL Gordon, HOU Tatum, BOS Butler, MIN Rozier, BOS Davis, NOR Westbrook, OKC Valanciunas, TOR Hill, CLE Ginobili, SAN Ibaka, TOR Nurkic, POR Lowry, TOR

FT 20 41 20 10 39 38 63 9 16 15 80 27 20 31 36 40 34 34 27 58 15 40 53 33 28 23 9 18 9 26

REBOUNDS Davis, NOR Towns, MIN Embiid, PHL Westbrook, OKC Capela, HOU Green, GOL Gobert, UTA Valanciunas, TOR Love, CLE Anttknmpo, MIL Mirotic, NOR Simmons, PHL James, CLE Aldridge, SAN Aminu, POR Horford, BOS Oladipo, IND Davis, POR Nurkic, POR Young, IND Ilyasova, PHL Rondo, NOR Durant, GOL Adams, OKC Morris, WAS Saric, PHL Winslow, MIA Baynes, BOS Gortat, WAS Parker, MIL

21 45

.381 .378

FTA 20 42 21 11 43 42 70 10 18 17 91 31 23 36 42 47 40 40 32 69 18 48 64 40 34 28 11 22 11 32

PCT 1.000 .976 .952 .909 .907 .905 .900 .900 .889 .882 .879 .871 .870 .861 .857 .851 .850 .850 .844 .841 .833 .833 .828 .825 .824 .821 .818 .818 .818 .812

G OFF DEF TOT 9 24 97 121 5 15 52 67 8 23 78 101 6 11 61 72 11 42 86 128 11 27 97 124 11 43 75 118 10 30 75 105 13 29 105 134 7 8 59 67 9 9 77 86 10 16 78 94 13 17 103 120 5 13 33 46 4 12 24 36 14 27 91 118 7 3 55 58 4 5 27 32 4 12 20 32 7 22 32 54 10 26 50 76 9 9 59 68 11 5 78 83 6 19 26 45 6 14 31 45 10 32 41 73 5 7 26 33 14 31 58 89 6 13 25 38 7 8 35 43

ASSISTS Rondo, NOR Wall, WAS James, CLE Green, GOL Lowry, TOR Simmons, PHL Westbrook, OKC Harden, HOU Holiday, NOR Anttknmpo, MIL Paul, HOU Oladipo, IND Teague, MIN Rozier, BOS Smart, BOS Johnson, MIA Lillard, POR Collison, IND Durant, GOL Dragic, MIA Mitchell, UTA Butler, MIN DeRozan, TOR Olynyk, MIA Bledsoe, MIL Wade, MIA Horford, BOS McCollum, POR Saric, PHL Ingles, UTA

G 9 6 13 11 10 10 6 11 9 7 11 7 5 14 10 5 4 7 11 5 11 5 10 5 7 5 14 4 10 11

AST 110 69 120 99 85 77 45 81 57 44 67 42 29 79 50 24 19 33 51 23 46 20 40 19 26 18 50 14 35 37

AVG 13.4 13.4 12.6 12.0 11.6 11.3 10.7 10.5 10.3 9.6 9.6 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 8.4 8.3 8.0 8.0 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.3 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.1 AVG 12.2 11.5 9.2 9.0 8.5 7.7 7.5 7.4 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4

STEALS Oladipo, IND Wall, WAS Richardson, MIA Harden, HOU Davis, NOR Paul, HOU Green, GOL Smart, BOS Young, IND Simmons, PHL Anthony, OKC Gay, SAN Lowry, TOR Nurkic, POR Westbrook, OKC Wright, TOR Mitchell, UTA Rondo, NOR Anttknmpo, MIL Ginobili, SAN Olynyk, MIA Wade, MIA Crowder, UTA Iguodala, GOL George, OKC James, CLE Joseph, IND Lillard, POR McCollum, POR Tatum, BOS

G 7 6 5 11 9 11 11 10 7 10 6 5 10 4 6 10 11 9 7 5 5 5 11 11 6 13 7 4 4 14

STL 17 14 11 24 18 22 21 19 12 17 10 8 15 6 9 15 16 13 10 7 7 7 15 15 8 17 9 5 5 17

AVG 2.43 2.33 2.20 2.18 2.00 2.00 1.91 1.90 1.71 1.70 1.67 1.60 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.45 1.44 1.43 1.40 1.40 1.40 1.36 1.36 1.33 1.31 1.29 1.25 1.25 1.21

BLOCKS Capela, HOU Davis, NOR Gobert, UTA Maker, MIL Embiid, PHL Valanciunas, TOR Horford, BOS Green, GOL Mirotic, NOR Wall, WAS Ibaka, TOR Nurkic, POR Johnson, MIA Olynyk, MIA Whiteside, MIA Tucker, HOU James, CLE Durant, GOL Favors, UTA Porter Jr., WAS Richardson, MIA Towns, MIN Covington, PHL Wright, TOR Anttknmpo, MIL Bledsoe, MIL Young, IND Brewer, OKC Mahinmi, WAS Morris, WAS

G 11 9 11 6 8 10 14 11 9 6 10 4 5 5 5 11 13 11 11 5 5 5 10 10 7 7 7 6 6 6

BLK 30 21 25 11 14 15 20 15 12 8 13 5 6 6 6 12 14 11 11 5 5 5 9 9 6 6 6 5 5 5

AVG 2.73 2.33 2.27 1.83 1.75 1.50 1.43 1.36 1.33 1.33 1.30 1.25 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.09 1.08 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.90 0.90 0.86 0.86 0.86 0.83 0.83 0.83

BASEBALL Frontier League East W L Pct. GB Windy City 3 1 .750 — Lake Erie 4 2 .667 — Washington 2 3 .600 ½ Traverse City 2 3 .400 1½ Schaumburg 2½ 2 5 .286 Joliet 0 5 .000 3½ West L W Pct. GB Grizzlies 5 0 1.000 — Florence 4 1 .800 1 Southern Illinois 3 3 .500 2½ Evansville 3 3 .500 2½ Rascals 2½ 2 2 .500 Normal 1 5 .167 4½ Wednesday Evansville 6, Joliet 4 Lake Erie 2, Normal 1 Lake Erie 2, Normal 1 Florence 1, Windy City 0 Southern Illinois 3, Schaumburg 0 Grizzlies at Washington, ppd. Rascals 5, Traverse City 4 Thursday Normal at Lake Erie, 10:05 a.m. Florence at Windy City, 10:35 a.m. Grizzlies at Washington, 4:35 p.m. Southern Illinois at Schaumburg, 6:30 p.m. Traverse City at Rascals, 6:35 p.m. Evansville at Joliet, 7:05 p.m. Grizzlies at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Friday Washington at Lake Erie, 6:05 p.m. Grizzlies at Florence, 6:05 p.m. Traverse City at Schaumburg, 6:30 p.m. Normal at Evansville, 6:35 p.m. Rascals at Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m. Windy City at Joliet, 7:05 p.m.

BOXING SCHEDULE Thursday At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. (ESPN), Romero Duno vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, 10, lightweights; Oscar Duarte vs. Rey Perez, 10, lightweights. Saturday At MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (SHO), Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz Jr., 12, for Russell’s WBC featherweight title; Romero Duno vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, 10, lightweights; Oscar Duarte vs. Rey Perez, 10, lightweights. At Leeds, England, Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington, 12, for Selby’s IBF featherweight title; Darren Tetley vs. Mason Cartwright, 12, welterweights. At Montreal (SHO), Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack, 12, for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title. Sunday At Tokyo, Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Hekkie Budler, 12, for Taguchi’s WBA World-IBF junior flyweight titles. May 25 At Tokyo, Jamie McDonnell vs. Naoya Inoue, 12, for McDonnell’s WBA World bantamweight title; Ken Shiro vs. Ganigan Lopez, 12, for Shiro’s WBC light heavyweight title. May 26 At Las Vegas, Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan, 12, for Ancajas’ IBF junior bantamweight title.


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05.17.2018 • Thursday • M 2

NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS

AMERICA’S LINE

Rockets back on track, even series vs. Warriors

BASEBALL Favorite .............. Odds .............Underdog American League BLUE JAYS ...............-$125 ............................A’s RED SOX..................-$170 .....................Orioles Rangers...................-$130 ..............WHITE SOX ANGELS ...................-$150 ........................ Rays MARINERS...............-$162 ...................... Tigers National League Dodgers...................-$145 .................MARLINS PIRATES...................-$170 .....................Padres CARDS .....................-$125 .................... Phillies Cubs ........................-$115....................BRAVES GIANTS ....................-$120 ....................Rockies NBA Favorite Points Underdog Saturday, Eastern Conference Final CAVALIERS ................6.5 ........................Celtics Odds to win series: Celtics -$220 vs. Cavaliers +$180 NBA Winning Margin Proposition Cavaliers .....Winning Margin..........Celtics 10/1...................... 1-3 points.......................12/1 9/2.......................3-6 points ........................7/1 7/1........................7-9 points.......................15/1 6/1 ..................... 10-13 points....................20/1 10/1.................... 14-16 points....................30/1 10/1.................... 17-20 points.................... 35/1 8/1 .................21 or more points ...............50/1 NHL Favorite Odds Underdog Eastern Conference Final CAPITALS ...........-$110/-$110 ............Lightning Odds to win the series: Capitals -$165 vs. Lightning +$145 NHL Winning Margin Proposition Lightning.....Winning Margin....... Capitals 3/1........................... 1 goal........................... 3/1 6/1 ......................... 2 goals..........................6/1 8/1 ......................... 3 goals..........................8/1 12/1........................ 4 goals.........................12/1 20/1 ................ 5 goals or more................. 18/1 SOCCER • England FA Cup, Saturday Wembley Stadium, London, England Manchester United................................. +$170 Chelsea....................................................+$180 Draw: +$195 | Over/under: 2.0 goals UEFA Champions League Final, May 26 Kiev, Ukraine Real Madrid .............................................+$125 Liverpool................................................. +$210 Draw: +$260 | Over/under: 3.0 goals Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

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Rockets guard James Harden (right) is fouled by Warriors guard Stephen Curry during the second half Wednesday night in Houston. The Rockets won 127-105. ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOUSTON • The Houston Rockets were the best team in the NBA in the regular season. They played like it Wednesday night, using a balanced scoring attack to rout the Golden State Warriors 127-105 and even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points on a night Houston had five players score 16 points or more. “We can beat anybody, anywhere at any time playing the way we play,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. The Rockets didn’t trail after the first quarter and led by double digits for most of the night. They head to Oakland, Calif. for Game 3 on Sunday night feeling much better after rebounding from a deflating 119-106 loss in the series opener. P.J. Tucker added a playoff careerhigh 22 and Trevor Ariza had 19 as both bounced back after struggling in Game 1. Tucker had just one point in that game and Ariza scored eight but was limited on defense after collecting his fifth foul early in the third quarter. “I never worry about my offense ... it’s all on defense,” Tucker said. “If we get stops we’ll be able to run. It changes the game and it changes the way we play and we know that.” Kevin Durant had 38 points after scoring 37 in the opener, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just

24 points after the pair went for 46 in Game 1. Houston wasn’t able to slow down Durant, but did a much better job of limiting open 3-pointers by Thompson and Curry, and the two made just three of 12 attempts. “They were desperate tonight and played like it, and we weren’t and it showed,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. The Warriors made three free throws to get within 11 early in the fourth quarter before the Rockets scored the next 11 points, with 3s from Gordon, Tucker and Harden to make it 111-89 with about 6 1/2 minutes to play. Durant made a basket after that, but Houston scored the next eight points to extend the lead to 119-91 with about five minutes left. The Warriors got frustrated in that stretch, with Durant getting a technical for shoving Harden in the back and Draymond Green pushing Ariza out of bounds seconds later. It was then that Kerr sent all of his starters to the bench for good. Gordon came off the bench to make six 3-pointers, Tucker tied a playoff best with five and Harden added three. “They were more settled tonight and they hit timely shots,” Durant said. “The first quarter was still the most important part of the game. Eric Gordon hit two big 3s and that kind of settled them in. Those shots did it for them.”

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PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Source: Bucks will hire Budenholzer

EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS BOSTON 2, CLEVELAND 0 TV • ESPN Game 1 Celtics 108, Cavs 83 Game 2 Celtics 107, Cavaliers 94 Saturday 7:30 at Cleveland 7:30 at Cleveland Monday May 23 7:30 at Boston* May 25 7:30 at Cleveland* May 27 7:30 at Boston*

A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team’s next coach. The 2015 NBA coach of the year will replace Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the fired Jason Kidd in late January. The person confirmed the agreement with the former Atlanta Hawks coach on Wednesday. The person requested anonymity because the team has not made an official announcement. The deal was first reported by ESPN. The Bucks lost to Boston in seven games in the first round of the playoffs. Budenholzer went 213-197 in five seasons with the Hawks, leading them to a franchise-record 60 wins and the Eastern Conference finals in 2015. He and the Hawks mutually agreed to part ways last month with two years remaining on his contract, allowing Budenholzer to pursue other opportunities. The one with the Bucks may have been the best available, thanks to All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and a new arena next season. “There’s a massive amount of excitement around this team, because of the arena right there, because of this facility, because of our team,” general manager Jon Horst said recently from the Bucks’ training facility, across the street from the new arena. Top three for MVP set • Houston’s James Harden, Cleveland’s LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the top three in voting for the NBA’s MVP award. The top three for the individual awards were announced Wednesday. The winners will be announced on June 25 in Santa Monica, Calif. St. Louisan Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics is in the top three for rookie of the year with Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons. The other top vote-getters: Defensive player: Davis, Utah’s Rudy Gobert and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid. Coach: Dwane Casey, Toronto; Quin Snyder, Utah; Brad Stevens, Boston. Sixth man: Eric Gordon, Houston; Fred VanVleet, Toronto; Lou Williams, Clippers. Most improved player: Clint Capela, Houston; Spencer Dinwiddie, Brooklyn; Victor Oladipo, Indiana. Associated Press

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WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS GOLDEN STATE 1, HOUSTON 1 TV • TNT Game 1 Warriors 119, Rockets 106 Game 2 Rockets 127, Warriors 105 Sunday 7 at Golden State May 22 8 at Golden State May 24 8 at Houston May 26 8 at Golden State* May 28 8 at Houston*

BOX SCORE ROCKETS 127, WARRIORS 105 FG FT Reb GOLDEN STATE Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS 35:25 13-22 9-9 1-3 0 5 38 Durant Iguodala 27:04 2-4 1-2 2-6 1 2 5 D.Green 37:12 2-5 2-2 0-6 6 4 6 34:06 7-19 1-1 0-7 7 3 16 Curry Thompson 36:42 3-11 0-0 0-2 2 1 8 18:25 2-3 1-2 1-1 2 1 5 Livingston Young 17:27 2-6 0-0 1-1 2 3 6 Looney 11:24 2-4 0-0 3-5 0 1 4 6:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 4 West Bell 5:39 0-2 1-2 0-3 0 0 1 5:18 2-2 1-2 1-1 1 0 5 Pachulia Cook 5:18 2-3 2-2 0-1 0 0 7 Totals 240:0039-8518-229-3621 22 105 Percentages: FG.459, FT.818. 3-point goals: 9-30, .300. Team rebounds: 6. Team turnovers: 15. Blocked shots: 4. Turnovers: 15. Steals: 6. Technical fouls: Durant, 5:39 fourth. FG FT Reb HOUSTON Min M-A M-A O-T APFPTS Ariza 35:40 7-9 4-4 2-4 6 3 19 Tucker 36:28 8-9 1-2 1-7 4 4 22 Capela 30:47 2-3 1-5 3-10 1 3 5 Harden 33:45 9-24 6-6 0-10 3 3 27 Paul 33:34 6-14 3-3 0-4 6 5 16 Gordon 32:38 8-15 5-5 0-3 2 0 27 G.Green 14:59 1-2 1-2 0-2 0 2 3 Mbah a Moute 6:53 1-5 0-0 1-1 0 0 2 Jackson 3:49 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 1 4 Anderson 3:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 Black 3:49 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 Johnson 3:49 0-2 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 Totals 240:0045-8821-2710-4723 24 127 Percentages: FG.511, FT.778. 3-point goals: 16-42, .381. Team rebounds: 10. Team turnovers: 13. Blocked shots: 1. Turnovers: 13. Steals: 8. Technical fouls: None. Golden State 21 29 29 26 — 105 Houston 26 38 31 32 — 127 A: 18,119. T: 2:18. Officials: Ed Malloy, Pat Fraher, David Guthrie, Ken Mauer.

BASEBALL | American League CLEVELAND — Signed RHP Matt Belisle to a minor league contract. DETROIT — Optioned 2B Dawel Lugo and RHP Zac Reininger to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Artie Lewicki and LHP Ryan Carpenter from Toledo. HOUSTON — Recalled OF Tony Kemp from Fresno (PCL). OAKLAND — Optioned OF Jake Smolinski to Nashville (PCL). Reinstated RHP Trevor Cahill from the 10-day DL. SEATTLE — Designated RHP Erik Goeddel for assignment. Selected the contract of RHP Christian Bergman from Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY — Placed OF Carlos Gomez on the 10-day DL. Optioned RHP Hunter Wood to Durham (IL). Recalled 3B Christian Arroyo and LHP Anthony Banda from Durham. TORONTO — Optioned RHP Deck McGuire to Buffalo (IL). Recalled RHP Danny Barnes from Buffalo. National League ARIZONA — Placed OF A.J. Pollock on the 10-day DL. Recalled 1B Christian Walker from Reno (PCL). MIAMI — Sent RHP Odrisamer Despaigne to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Named Elisa Padilla senior vice president of marketing and community relations, Travis Apple vice president of ticket sales and service and Michael Shaw vice president/head of customer engagement. NEW YORK — Placed OF Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Recalled INF/OF Phillip Evans from Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA — Reinstated RHP Mark Leiter Jr. from the 10-day DL. CARDINALS — Placed RHP Luke Gregerson on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP John Brebbia from Memphis (PCL). American Association CHICAGO — Released RHP Richard Ruff. CLEBURNE — Released LHP Josh Blanco, OF Matt Helms and RHP Chris Nowlin. GARY SOUTHSHORE — Released OF Jimmy Heck and RHP Chandler Jagodzinski. Traded RHP Justin Sinibaldi to Lake Erie (Frontier) to complete an earlier trade. LINCOLN — Released OF L.J. Kalawaia. SIOUX CITY — Released INF Dre Gleason. SIOUX FALLS — Released RHP Neal Kunik. TEXAS — Released RHPs Cal Drummond and Fabio Martinez and LHPs Michael Freeman and Billy Waltrip. WICHITA — Released LHP Carlos Diaz and RHPs Taylor Hoesen, Fernando Martinez and Jesse Pratt. WINNIPEG — Released RHP Tyler Beardsley. Atlantic League SUGAR LAND — Sold the contract of RHP Logan Bawcom to the L.A. Dodgers. Can-Am League OTTAWA — Released RHP Andrew Cooper. QUEBEC — Signed RHP Marc Berube. ROCKLAND — Released RHP Tim Ponto, INF Matt Gonzalez and OFs Taylor Ard, Robert DeAngelis, Luis Silverio and OF Hiroki Itakura. TROIS-RIVIERES — Signed LHP Taylor Hyssong. Frontier League JOLIET — Released RHP Connor Kelly. RASCALS — Signed 3B Braxton Martinez. FOOTBALL | National Football League MINNESOTA — Released DT Dylan Bradley. Signed DT David Parry. NEW ENGLAND — Signed DB Duke Dawson. OAKLAND — Signed WR Marcell Ateman and DT Maurice Hurst. SEATTLE — Signed RB Rashaad Penny. TENNESSEE — Agreed to terms with WR Nick Williams. WASHINGTON — Named Brian Lafemina president of business operations and chief operating officer. Canadian Football League EDMONTON — Announced the retirement of OL Simeon Rottier. WINNIPEG — Signed and released WR Brisly Estime. Signed RB Jhurell Pressley, CB Mohammed Seisay and RB Johnny Augustine. Arena Football League WASHINGTON — Fired coach Dean Cokinos. Promoted defensive coordinator and defensive line coach Benji McDowell to interim coach. Alliance of American Football AAF — Awarded a franchise to Phoenix. HOCKEY | National Hockey League WASHINGTON — Re-signed D Aaron Ness to a one-year, two-way contract. SOCCER | United Soccer League USL — Suspended Toronto F Shaan Hundal two games and St. Louis M Jonathan Barden, Cincinnati D Forrest Lasso and Penn coach Raoul Voss one game. COLLEGE AUGUSTA — Named Christina Whetsel assistant athletic director for compliance. CLEMSON — Announced freshman DT Josh Belk is transferring. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON — Named Mantoris Robinson director of men’s basketball recruiting and player development. DUKE — Reinstated PK/P Austin Parker to the football team. SYRACUSE — Announced the resignation of women’s rowing coach Justin Moore.

SOCCER Major League Soccer EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Atlanta United FC 8 2 1 25 25 13 6 3 3 21 17 10 Columbus New York City FC 6 2 3 21 21 16 Orlando City 6 3 1 19 20 16 New York 6 3 0 18 23 11 New England 5 3 2 17 18 14 3 5 2 11 13 17 Chicago 3 5 2 11 8 14 Philadelphia 3 8 0 9 14 26 Montreal 2 6 1 7 12 18 Toronto FC D.C. United 1 5 2 5 10 16 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Sporting K.C. 7 2 2 23 23 12 Los Angeles FC 6 2 2 20 22 16 FC Dallas 4 1 4 16 14 9 Vancouver 4 5 3 15 14 22 4 3 2 14 14 14 Portland 4 5 1 13 13 21 Real Salt Lake Minnesota United 4 7 0 12 13 21 Houston 3 3 3 12 20 15 LA Galaxy 3 6 1 10 14 19 2 5 3 9 17 19 San Jose 2 5 2 8 11 13 Colorado Seattle 2 5 2 8 7 11 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Wednesday San Jose 2, Vancouver 2, tie Friday Orlando City at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Saturday Colorado at New York City FC, Noon Los Angeles FC at Portland, 2 p.m. Vancouver at FC Dallas, 3 p.m. Columbus at New England, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. D.C. United at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday Sporting K.C. at Minnesota United, 1 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 3 p.m. New York at Atlanta United FC, 6 p.m.

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCh • B11 United Soccer League Eastern W L T PTS GD Cincinnati 5 2 2 17 4 Charleston 5 2 2 17 4 Louisville 5 2 1 16 4 Pittsburgh 4 0 4 16 7 Indy 4 2 2 14 2 New York 3 2 5 14 4 Tampa Bay 4 5 0 12 0 Nashville 3 2 3 12 2 Bethlehem 3 4 2 11 2 Charlotte 3 3 2 11 2 Richmond 3 4 1 10 -4 Penn 2 3 4 10 -1 Atlanta 2 4 3 9 -5 North Carolina 2 3 2 8 1 Ottawa 2 4 2 8 -9 Toronto 0 7 2 2 -11 Western W L T PTS GD Salt Lake City 7 1 1 22 9 Phoenix 6 1 3 21 12 Sacramento 5 2 3 18 2 Orange County 5 3 2 17 9 Portland 5 3 2 17 4 Kansas City 4 2 3 15 1 Colo. Springs 4 5 2 14 3 St. Louis 3 2 5 14 -1 San Antonio 3 2 4 13 0 Reno 3 3 4 13 -2 Fresno 2 3 6 12 -1 Las Vegas 2 2 4 10 -1 Rio Grande Valley 1 3 5 8 -1 Seattle 2 6 1 7 -6 Los Angeles 1 5 3 6 -5 Tulsa 0 4 5 5 -11 Okla. City 1 8 0 3 -14 Wednesday Bethlehem 3, New York 0 Atlanta 5, Toronto 4 Friday Los Angeles at Portland, 1 p.m. Saturday Ottawa at Charleston, 6 p.m. Toronto at Charlotte, 6:30 p.m. North Carolina at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at Louisville, 6:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Bethlehem at Indy, 7 p.m. Colo. Springs at Okla. City, 7 p.m. Kansas City at Rio Grande Valley, 7:30 p.m. Tulsa at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Seattle at Reno, 9:30 p.m. Salt Lake City at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.

BASKETBALL NBA Draft Order Draft: June 21 At Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. FIRST ROUND 1. Phoenix 2. Sacramento 3. Atlanta 4. Memphis 5. Dallas 6. Orlando 7. Chicago 8. Cleveland (from Brooklyn via Boston) 9. New York 10. Philadelphia (from LA Lakers via Phoenix) 11. Charlotte 12. LA Clippers (from Detroit) 13. LA Clippers 14. Denver 15. Washington 16. Phoenix (from Miami) 17. Milwaukee 18. San Antonio 19. Atlanta (from Minnesota) 20. Minnesota (from Oklahoma City via Utah) 21. Utah 22. Chicago (from New Orleans) 23. Indiana 24. Portland 25. LA Lakers (from Cleveland) 26. Philadelphia 27. Boston 28. Golden State 29. Brooklyn (from Toronto) 30. Atlanta (from Houston via LA Clippers) SECOND ROUND 31. Phoenix 32. Memphis 33. Dallas 34. Atlanta 35. Orlando 36. New York (from Chicago via Okla. City) 37. Sacramento 38. Philadelphia (from Brooklyn) 39. Philadelphia (from New York) 40. Brooklyn (from Lakers via Tor. via Orl.) 41. Orlando (from Charlotte via Phx. via Mem.) 42. Detroit 43. Denver (from Clippers via NY via Phila.) 44. Washington 45. Brooklyn (from Milwaukee) 46. Houston (from Miami via Memphis) 47. Lakers (from Denver via Chicago via Utah) 48. Minnesota 49. San Antonio 50. Indiana 51. New Orleans 52. Utah 53. Oklahoma City 54. Dallas (from Portland via Denver) 55. Charlotte (from Cleveland via Bkn. via Phila.) 56. Philadelphia 57. Oklahoma City (from Boston) 58. Denver (from Golden State) 59. Phoenix (from Toronto) 60. Philadelphia (from Houston)

NBA playoff leaders Prior to Wednesday’s game SCORING G FG James, CLE 13 161 Davis, NOR 9 106 Harden, HOU 11 104 Westbrook, OKC 6 64 Durant, GOL 11 116 Wall, WAS 6 56 Anttknmpo, MIL 7 69 McCollum, POR 4 40 Middleton, MIL 7 67 George, OKC 6 49 Mitchell, UTA 11 102 Holiday, NOR 9 88 Aldridge, SAN 5 37 Beal, WAS 6 49 Oladipo, IND 7 53 DeRozan, TOR 10 87 Paul, HOU 11 91 Thompson, GOL 11 93 Embiid, PHL 8 60 Dragic, MIA 5 35 Lillard, POR 4 25 Redick, PHL 10 60 Tatum, BOS 14 89 Brown, BOS 13 91 Rozier, BOS 14 82 Lowry, TOR 10 60 Aminu, POR 4 27 Saric, PHL 10 59 Horford, BOS 14 91 Wade, MIA 5 31 Simmons, PHL 10 61 Butler, MIN 5 28 Wiggins, MIN 5 30 Love, CLE 13 70 Towns, MIN 5 28 Mirotic, NOR 9 49 Valanciunas, TOR 10 58 Ingles, UTA 11 57 Rose, MIN 5 29 Capela, HOU 11 70 Bledsoe, MIL 7 37 Mills, SAN 5 25 Gobert, UTA 11 55 Gordon, HOU 11 46 Teague, MIN 5 23 Belinelli, PHL 10 43 Morris, BOS 14 63 Olynyk, MIA 5 21 Bogdanovic, IND 7 32 Sabonis, IND 7 36 FIELD GOAL PCT. Gobert, UTA Capela, HOU Scott, WAS Favors, UTA Turner, IND Young, IND Middleton, MIL Adams, OKC Sabonis, IND Horford, BOS Anttknmpo, MIL Gortat, WAS Johnson, MIA Valanciunas, TOR James, CLE Davis, NOR McCollum, POR Aminu, POR Holiday, NOR Rose, MIN Lowry, TOR Durant, GOL Brown, BOS Morris, WAS Simmons, PHL Nurkic, POR Paul, HOU Mirotic, NOR Olynyk, MIA Ingles, UTA 3-POINT PCT. Rose, MIN Scott, WAS Middleton, MIL Johnson, MIA Johnson, MIA Felton, OKC Butler, MIN Beal, WAS Abrines, OKC Ingles, UTA Anunoby, TOR Lowry, TOR Korver, CLE Tucker, HOU Aminu, POR Mirotic, NOR Brown, BOS McCollum, POR Miles, TOR Olynyk, MIA Crawford, MIN Curry, GOL Morris, BOS Oladipo, IND Ellington, MIA Teague, MIN Saric, PHL Thompson, GOL

FG 55 70 26 42 33 36 67 27 36 91 69 24 23 58 161 106 40 27 88 29 60 116 91 24 61 19 91 49 21 57 3FG 7 7 25 6 7 7 8 21 6 35 13 28 33 22 13 22 33 11 19 8 7 16 21 23 12 7 20 34

FT 92 53 80 33 63 40 38 10 14 31 39 21 41 20 30 43 34 20 43 15 15 36 58 17 40 26 2 34 45 21 41 15 12 38 17 15 28 11 6 16 14 4 35 27 12 27 33 14 6 14

PTS 434 271 326 176 317 156 180 101 173 148 268 213 118 139 159 227 241 240 171 93 74 182 253 232 244 174 69 172 239 83 163 79 79 201 76 135 146 160 71 156 95 67 145 144 65 129 180 64 87 87

AVG 33.4 30.1 29.6 29.3 28.8 26.0 25.7 25.2 24.7 24.7 24.4 23.7 23.6 23.2 22.7 22.7 21.9 21.8 21.4 18.6 18.5 18.2 18.1 17.8 17.4 17.4 17.2 17.2 17.1 16.6 16.3 15.8 15.8 15.5 15.2 15.0 14.6 14.5 14.2 14.2 13.6 13.4 13.2 13.1 13.0 12.9 12.9 12.8 12.4 12.4

FGA 84 108 41 68 54 60 112 46 62 158 121 43 42 107 298 204 77 52 170 57 118 234 184 49 125 39 188 102 44 121

PCT .655 .648 .634 .618 .611 .600 .598 .587 .581 .576 .570 .558 .548 .542 .540 .520 .519 .519 .518 .509 .508 .496 .495 .490 .488 .487 .484 .480 .477 .471

3FGA 10 11 41 10 13 14 17 45 13 77 29 63 75 50 30 51 78 26 45 19 17 39 52 57 30 18 52 89

PCT .700 .636 .610 .600 .538 .500 .471 .467 .462 .455 .448 .444 .440 .440 .433 .431 .423 .423 .422 .421 .412 .410 .404 .404 .400 .389 .385 .382

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FREE THROW PCT. Thompson, GOL Aldridge, SAN Curry, GOL Mahinmi, WAS Mitchell, UTA Love, CLE Durant, GOL Gasol, SAN Oubre Jr., WAS Lillard, POR Harden, HOU Belinelli, PHL Beal, WAS George, OKC Redick, PHL Wall, WAS Paul, HOU Saric, PHL Gordon, HOU Tatum, BOS Butler, MIN Rozier, BOS Davis, NOR Westbrook, OKC Valanciunas, TOR Hill, CLE Ginobili, SAN Ibaka, TOR Nurkic, POR Lowry, TOR

FT 20 41 20 10 39 38 63 9 16 15 80 27 20 31 36 40 34 34 27 58 15 40 53 33 28 23 9 18 9 26

REBOUNDS Davis, NOR Towns, MIN Embiid, PHL Westbrook, OKC Capela, HOU Green, GOL Gobert, UTA Valanciunas, TOR Love, CLE Anttknmpo, MIL Mirotic, NOR Simmons, PHL James, CLE Aldridge, SAN Aminu, POR Horford, BOS Oladipo, IND Davis, POR Nurkic, POR Young, IND Ilyasova, PHL Rondo, NOR Durant, GOL Adams, OKC Morris, WAS Saric, PHL Winslow, MIA Baynes, BOS Gortat, WAS Parker, MIL

21 45

.381 .378

FTA 20 42 21 11 43 42 70 10 18 17 91 31 23 36 42 47 40 40 32 69 18 48 64 40 34 28 11 22 11 32

PCT 1.000 .976 .952 .909 .907 .905 .900 .900 .889 .882 .879 .871 .870 .861 .857 .851 .850 .850 .844 .841 .833 .833 .828 .825 .824 .821 .818 .818 .818 .812

G OFF DEF TOT 9 24 97 121 5 15 52 67 8 23 78 101 6 11 61 72 11 42 86 128 11 27 97 124 11 43 75 118 10 30 75 105 13 29 105 134 7 8 59 67 9 9 77 86 10 16 78 94 13 17 103 120 5 13 33 46 4 12 24 36 14 27 91 118 7 3 55 58 4 5 27 32 4 12 20 32 7 22 32 54 10 26 50 76 9 9 59 68 11 5 78 83 6 19 26 45 6 14 31 45 10 32 41 73 5 7 26 33 14 31 58 89 6 13 25 38 7 8 35 43

ASSISTS Rondo, NOR Wall, WAS James, CLE Green, GOL Lowry, TOR Simmons, PHL Westbrook, OKC Harden, HOU Holiday, NOR Anttknmpo, MIL Paul, HOU Oladipo, IND Teague, MIN Rozier, BOS Smart, BOS Johnson, MIA Lillard, POR Collison, IND Durant, GOL Dragic, MIA Mitchell, UTA Butler, MIN DeRozan, TOR Olynyk, MIA Bledsoe, MIL Wade, MIA Horford, BOS McCollum, POR Saric, PHL Ingles, UTA

G 9 6 13 11 10 10 6 11 9 7 11 7 5 14 10 5 4 7 11 5 11 5 10 5 7 5 14 4 10 11

AST 110 69 120 99 85 77 45 81 57 44 67 42 29 79 50 24 19 33 51 23 46 20 40 19 26 18 50 14 35 37

AVG 13.4 13.4 12.6 12.0 11.6 11.3 10.7 10.5 10.3 9.6 9.6 9.4 9.2 9.2 9.0 8.4 8.3 8.0 8.0 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.3 6.6 6.4 6.3 6.1 AVG 12.2 11.5 9.2 9.0 8.5 7.7 7.5 7.4 6.3 6.3 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.0 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.2 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.6 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.4

STEALS Oladipo, IND Wall, WAS Richardson, MIA Harden, HOU Davis, NOR Paul, HOU Green, GOL Smart, BOS Young, IND Simmons, PHL Anthony, OKC Gay, SAN Lowry, TOR Nurkic, POR Westbrook, OKC Wright, TOR Mitchell, UTA Rondo, NOR Anttknmpo, MIL Ginobili, SAN Olynyk, MIA Wade, MIA Crowder, UTA Iguodala, GOL George, OKC James, CLE Joseph, IND Lillard, POR McCollum, POR Tatum, BOS

G 7 6 5 11 9 11 11 10 7 10 6 5 10 4 6 10 11 9 7 5 5 5 11 11 6 13 7 4 4 14

STL 17 14 11 24 18 22 21 19 12 17 10 8 15 6 9 15 16 13 10 7 7 7 15 15 8 17 9 5 5 17

AVG 2.43 2.33 2.20 2.18 2.00 2.00 1.91 1.90 1.71 1.70 1.67 1.60 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.50 1.45 1.44 1.43 1.40 1.40 1.40 1.36 1.36 1.33 1.31 1.29 1.25 1.25 1.21

BLOCKS Capela, HOU Davis, NOR Gobert, UTA Maker, MIL Embiid, PHL Valanciunas, TOR Horford, BOS Green, GOL Mirotic, NOR Wall, WAS Ibaka, TOR Nurkic, POR Johnson, MIA Olynyk, MIA Whiteside, MIA Tucker, HOU James, CLE Durant, GOL Favors, UTA Porter Jr., WAS Richardson, MIA Towns, MIN Covington, PHL Wright, TOR Anttknmpo, MIL Bledsoe, MIL Young, IND Brewer, OKC Mahinmi, WAS Morris, WAS

G 11 9 11 6 8 10 14 11 9 6 10 4 5 5 5 11 13 11 11 5 5 5 10 10 7 7 7 6 6 6

BLK 30 21 25 11 14 15 20 15 12 8 13 5 6 6 6 12 14 11 11 5 5 5 9 9 6 6 6 5 5 5

AVG 2.73 2.33 2.27 1.83 1.75 1.50 1.43 1.36 1.33 1.33 1.30 1.25 1.20 1.20 1.20 1.09 1.08 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.90 0.90 0.86 0.86 0.86 0.83 0.83 0.83

BASEBALL Frontier League East W L Pct. GB Windy City 3 1 .750 — Lake Erie 4 2 .667 — Washington 2 3 .600 ½ Traverse City 2 3 .400 1½ Schaumburg 2½ 2 5 .286 Joliet 0 5 .000 3½ West L W Pct. GB Grizzlies 5 0 1.000 — Florence 4 1 .800 1 Southern Illinois 3 3 .500 2½ Evansville 3 3 .500 2½ Rascals 2½ 2 2 .500 Normal 1 5 .167 4½ Wednesday Evansville 6, Joliet 4 Lake Erie 2, Normal 1 Lake Erie 2, Normal 1 Florence 1, Windy City 0 Southern Illinois 3, Schaumburg 0 Grizzlies at Washington, ppd. Rascals 5, Traverse City 4 Thursday Normal at Lake Erie, 10:05 a.m. Florence at Windy City, 10:35 a.m. Grizzlies at Washington, 4:35 p.m. Southern Illinois at Schaumburg, 6:30 p.m. Traverse City at Rascals, 6:35 p.m. Evansville at Joliet, 7:05 p.m. Grizzlies at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Friday Washington at Lake Erie, 6:05 p.m. Grizzlies at Florence, 6:05 p.m. Traverse City at Schaumburg, 6:30 p.m. Normal at Evansville, 6:35 p.m. Rascals at Southern Illinois, 7:05 p.m. Windy City at Joliet, 7:05 p.m.

BOXING SCHEDULE Thursday At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. (ESPN), Romero Duno vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, 10, lightweights; Oscar Duarte vs. Rey Perez, 10, lightweights. Saturday At MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Md. (SHO), Gary Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz Jr., 12, for Russell’s WBC featherweight title; Romero Duno vs. Gilberto Gonzalez, 10, lightweights; Oscar Duarte vs. Rey Perez, 10, lightweights. At Leeds, England, Lee Selby vs. Josh Warrington, 12, for Selby’s IBF featherweight title; Darren Tetley vs. Mason Cartwright, 12, welterweights. At Montreal (SHO), Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack, 12, for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight title. Sunday At Tokyo, Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Hekkie Budler, 12, for Taguchi’s WBA World-IBF junior flyweight titles. May 25 At Tokyo, Jamie McDonnell vs. Naoya Inoue, 12, for McDonnell’s WBA World bantamweight title; Ken Shiro vs. Ganigan Lopez, 12, for Shiro’s WBC light heavyweight title. May 26 At Las Vegas, Jerwin Ancajas vs. Jonas Sultan, 12, for Ancajas’ IBF junior bantamweight title.


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EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Neither vulnerable, North deals NORTH ♠A Q J 10 3 ♥A K 10 ♦K 5 ♣J 7 5 WEST EAST ♠5 2 ♠K 9 8 4 ♥6 5 4 3 ♥8 7 2 ♦A 9 7 3 ♦10 4 ♣8 4 3 ♣A Q 10 2 SOUTH ♠7 6 ♥Q J 9 ♦Q J 8 6 2 ♣K 9 6 The bidding: NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST 1♠ Pass 1NT Pass Pass 3NT All pass 2NT Opening lead: Five of ♥ Today’s deal is from a recent team competition. Both tables reached three no trump by South, and both declarers received an opening heart lead. They took slightly different routes from there. Which suit should declarer try to set up — spades or diamonds? Spades seems more attractive, as it will almost always produce four tricks, and might produce five on a good day. Diamonds will never provide more than four tricks, and will need a friendly split to provide that.

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD At one table, declarer decided to go after spades. He won the opening heart lead in his hand and led a spade to dummy’s queen. East captured this with the king and made an excellent shift to the queen of clubs! Declarer won this with his king, but now had no chance, as the defense was set to take three clubs tricks as soon as West won his ace of diamonds. Nice shift by East! At the other table, South also wanted to go after spades, but he threw up a smokescreen first. He won the opening lead in dummy and led the king of diamonds. West could have defeated the contract by grabbing his ace and shifting to clubs. It seemed so natural, however, to duck his ace. That would be good technique most of the time and might disrupt the communications between declarer and dummy, but not today. The king held the trick and declarer simply led the queen of spades off the table. East won with his king but South now had eight tricks and couldn’t be prevented from coming to one more minor suit trick. Making three! (05/17/18)

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26 Fens 29 “Fat chance!” 34 “Gone With the Wind” role 36 Shelter for a Minuteman 37 Co. acquired by Verizon in 2015 38 Actor McShane of “Deadwood” 39 Some gridiron formations 42 iPhone 8? 43 Open ___ 44 Actress Stone 45 Goddess of peace 47 2016 comedy that takes place mainly in a supermarket 51 Dynecentimeters 52 King in 1922 headlines 53 Slaps on 55 So to speak

May 17 WORD — VICTIMIZES (VICTIMIZES: VIK-tih-mize-ez: Subjects to swindle or fraud.) Average mark 21 words. Time limit 30 minutes. Can you find 28 or more words in VICTIMIZES? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — PLUMAGE alum lame page ample lamp pale ampule leap palm gale luge peal game lump plague gape male plea geum maple plug gleam maul plum glue meal plume glum mule pule gulp ague puma

RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

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HOROSCOPE • JACQUELINE BIGAR Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult.

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M 1 • THUrSDAy • 05.17.2018

If May 17 is your birthday • This year you experience quite a bit of change. Lighten up the moment, and help others say what is on their minds. If you are single, someone could breeze right into your life, and you’ll know that Cupid’s arrow has hit you. If you are attached, the two of you act like new lovers together. Cancer is a long-term secret admirer. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH You express your ideas clearly. Your caring attitude becomes obvious to others. Make it OK to show your support in a meaningful way. Deal with a domestic matter while you still can. Tonight: Happily at home. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH Be aware of what is happening around you. You have more going for you than you realize. Use caution with your finances, with an eye to more stability. You also might see another source of income enter your life. Tonight: Out late. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHHH You could witness a sudden change. Your ability to understand what is happening comes through. Be sure to express your affection for a key person. Tonight: Choose to be more open with your friends. CANCER (June 21-July 22) HHHHH Much goes on behind the scenes. You get what is going on in a key situation that you don’t often discuss. Your sense of humor emerges when dealing with a child. Tonight: Vanish! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH You could be focused on a long-term goal. Others are coming from a different point of view. You might be surprised by a boss or an associate. This person has a strong sense of direction and big expectations. Tonight: Accept an offer. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH You might wonder what you have done to challenge

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others. Your openness could be an invitation to express feelings and ideas. The person who adds more to the conversation might be the source of some controversy. Tonight: A must appearance. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH You might find it difficult to say “no” to someone close to you. You also could be surprised by this person, who reveals a whole new side to his or her personality. Tonight: Opt for togetherness. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You have strong opinions, but holding back right now might be appropriate. Others seem more willing to reveal their true colors. Let them express themselves. Tonight: Try a unique experience.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHHH You could be in a situation where someone is questioning your judgment, but in the most loving way. You might wonder what would be best to do under the circumstances. Tonight: The only answer is “yes.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) HHH You might be in the mood to change direction, but first test out what appears to be a good idea. Listen to what others think about your choices. You will gain by integrating what you are hearing. Tonight: Join friends for dinner. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHHH You have a quality of playfulness that delights many people. While some of your friends are getting caught up in the details, you can see the big picture. Honor a much-needed change of pace that another party requests. Tonight: Let it all hang out.

WORDY GURDY

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH You could be on top of the world but might be having a difficult time making a decision. You enjoy the mental freedom. Remain sensitive to a loved one. Tonight: Think before you leap. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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DEAR ABBY

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Tension mounts for tired mom

Dear Mom • Postpartum depression is more than being tired and overscheduled. It’s a medical condition that, left untreated, can have serious consequences.

It might help to discuss what’s going on with your physician, who can then help you explain to your husband that if he doesn’t step up, he could indeed be left with the sole responsibility of taking care of the children. You’re right. You shouldn’t be carrying the whole load, and the bonus would be the likelihood that your husband’s relationship with the children would improve. Dear Abby • I have two daughters, and we don’t always see eye to eye. I think one of them is emotionally abusive because she is so critical about everything having to do with me. The problem is I have wonderful grandkids who are very young. I would love to see them grow up, but I’m able to see them only perhaps 24 days out of the year. I feel lonely knowing my daughter and her husband are so close yet so far because they’re too busy with their lives to let me interact with my grandchildren. I do have my own things to do and I am active, but I would love

a change of scenery after two marriages. I would love to visit new places and make new friends and build a new life for myself. But I wonder if it would be abandoning my grandchildren. I could still visit them two to three times a year from wherever I end up. I have sacrificed all my life doing the right things by putting others first, and I’m afraid that if I don’t travel now or live somewhere else, I may not be well enough later on. What do you think is a good solution for me? — AT A CROSSROADS IN MINNESOTA Dear At A Crossroads • I agree you should move. Absence may make the heart grow fonder, but if it doesn’t, at least you will have a chance to live your dream. Take it while you’re young enough to enjoy it, and video chat with the grandkids. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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More opinions on dangerous dogs Dear Dr. Fox • I appreciate C.L.’s concern for pit bulls, but take off the rose-colored glasses: Yes, a pit bull can be a loving pet, but in our cities, most people who own pit bulls would not own other dogs. The pit bull is a prop to a “badass” persona, and the dogs are often abused to make them “tough.” I’ve checked out our local shelter, and at any given time, nearly all dogs taken in are pit bulls. I love dogs, but to me, attempts to “rescue” shelter pit bulls, who probably were abused, is a dangerous tossing of the dice. . — R.F., Bridgeport, Conn. Dear R.F. • Your point is very important, and one that I have made on many occasions. I have been criticized for being a closet racist — not only for singling out a particular breed of dog, but also the people who live in violent communities where these dogs are kept for personal protection,

often left in outdoor yards, and forced into illegal dog fights. All of this is a sad reflection of the times. The more openly we can discuss these kinds of issues, getting beyond “racist” epithets, the better chance civil society has in the Divided States of America. Without the right breeding and the right rearing, the American pit bull, like those who mistreat them, is yet another tragic product and victim of dystopia. Expert Paul Scimone of St. Louis, who has rescued and rehabilitated many traumatized, neglected and abused pit bulls, writes to me on this topic: “Folks in impoverished communities mistreat this breed much like they did Rottweilers, Dobermans and German shepherd dogs in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. It’s not a racial issue, but a cultural issue. The problem begins with those who mistake racism for cultural criticisms — very

complex, divisive forces that will no doubt be here for a long time. “Street ‘pitties’ (pit bulls) have been bred to assume a dominant role in their pack for a long time, from their origins in England to their journey to the States (with exceptions, of course), so I understand the writer’s concern here. Even the role they played as ‘nannies’ at the turn of the last century was one of protection and assertiveness. From there, they were used for ‘sport’ fighting. “It has been a mess from there. In fact, most of the behavioral cases I get calls on are about pitties that are aggressive with other dogs or strangers. You are spoton, though, in that it is people who have cultivated this aggression — not nature itself, or just genetics.” Visit Dr. Fox’s website at DrFoxVet.net. Send mail to animaldocfox@gmail.com or to Dr. Michael Fox in care of Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64106.

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Dear Abby: I am a working mother of three who may be battling postpartum depression. I feel like I am parenting alone. I get the kids out of the house by myself in the morning before my husband even drags himself out of bed. I drop the kids off. I go to work. I teach, so my day is spent dealing with other people’s kids, and then I pick my own kids up. I have no time to decompress or devote to myself. When there are school functions, my husband makes me feel guilty that I’m not spending time with the kids. Now he’s starting to make me feel guilty because the kids like him less than they do me. How do I get across to him that if he did more and was around them more, they would like him more? — EXHAUSTED, HOT MESS MOM

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EV4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH THE FAMILY CIRCUS • By Bil Keane

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 05.17.2018

DR. KEITH ROACH

ZITS • By Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Rare brain disease leads to loss of function

FUNKY WINKERBEAN • By Tom Batiuk

Dear Dr. Roach • My sister was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease. What are the symptoms she might be experiencing? — R.G. Answer • I am very sorry to hear about your sister. Huntington’s disease is a terrible disease with no cure. Huntington’s disease is an inherited condition causing progressive loss of neurological function. It is caused by an abnormality in the huntingtin gene called “CAG repeats”: the more repeats, the earlier symptoms tend to occur. This leads to an abnormality of a protein called huntingtin, which is especially present in some parts of the brain. It is a rare disorder, seen in only about 3 people per 100,000 worldwide. Symptoms can start anytime from childhood to a person’s 70s, but onset is most common in middle age. There are three types of symptoms: neurological, psychiatric and dementia. Neurological symptoms include a type of abnormal movement called “chorea.” These are involuntary rapid movements, usually of the face, trunk or limbs. People with HD occasionally are unaware of them and may (or may not) notice changes in their walking. There are subtle signs that a trained neurologist can find on physical exam. There are new treatments (tetrabenazine and deutetrabenazine) available for the abnormal movements. Psychiatric symptoms happen in roughly half of people with HD. Depression and irritability can affect people’s social lives years before any motor symptoms become apparent. Suicide is a significant risk, at the time of diagnosis or as the disease progresses. Dementia is universal in people with advanced HD. However, the decline in function may occur early or late in the course of the disease. I don’t know where your sister is in the course of her disease. Early on, people generally are able to continue with their lives, as HD is a slowly progressive disease. Most people live 10-20 years after diagnosis, some much longer. As the disease progresses, though, people slowly lose the ability to live without assistance. The last stage of HD may last for years, and most people eventually will require aroundthe-clock care. There is no approved treatment to cure or slow down the progression of Huntington’s disease. Symptoms can be treated with a combination of medication, physical and occupational therapies and home care. It’s critical to discuss advance directives when the person with HD has full capability of expressing his or her wishes.

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