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NORTH-SOUTH FACE-OFF ‘We understand that North-South MetroLink will be expensive — it may take a decade to plan, fund and construct. But, we are convinced that its benefits are directly proportional to its challenges and that we have a moral and economic imperative to make it a reality.’

‘A selective approach to regionalism will alienate St. Louis County from our partner governments in the region. We stand in opposition to Bi-State Development’s request to make the Northside-Southside alignment St. Louis region’s transit priority until a thorough analysis of all possible routes is completed.’

GRANT LETTER IN SUPPORT OF NORTH-SOUTH ROUTE INCLUDES SLAY’S SIGNATURE

STENGER’S JUNE 15 LETTER TO THE FEDERAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY

BY LEAH THORSEN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has made clear his support for a north-south MetroLink expansion, saying it’s a top priority in his final year in oice. But a recent push for money to plan such a route has met with strong resistance from St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. Stenger, in a letter to the Federal Transit Administration, said he will not endorse the northsouth route until other proposed routes are studied. The surprise move puts the county’s top elected oicial in direct conflict with Slay and other city oicials, who see the northsouth route as key to redeveloping north St. Louis and other distressed urban areas. Stenger’s letter, dated June 15 but widely circulated Monday, came in response to a $530,000 grant application submitted by Bi-State Development, which oversees Metro Transit. It seeks $375,000 in federal funds, $30,000 in cash from the St.

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A St. Louis flag flies Monday over Cherokee Street and Jeferson Avenue, an intersection along the proposed north-south MetroLink expansion route. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has called the expansion a top priority.

Louis Development Corp. and the remainder in work from BiState and city staf. Signatures on a letter in support of the grant include Slay’s, as well as those of John Nations, president and chief executive of Bi-State, and Joe Reagan, president and chief executive of the St. Louis Regional Chamber. “We understand that NorthSouth MetroLink will be expensive — it may take a decade to plan, fund and construct. But, we are convinced that its benefits are directly proportional to its challenges and that we have a moral and economic imperative to make it a reality,” their letter says. Stenger’s letter was in sharp contrast. He said the county has not endorsed the north-south route as the region’s next lightrail project, nor has the EastWest Gateway Council of Governments, which is the region’s planning arm and distributes federal dollars for such transportation projects. See METROLINK • Page A6

Senate rejects bills on gun control AR-15 assault rifle

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ST. LOUIS • Two teens have

been charged in an apparent road rage shooting that left a 3-year-old boy fighting for his life Saturday. The boy, who was hit in the head, remains in critical condition, police said. Jerry Hampton, 17, of the 1000 block of Morrison Avenue in St. Louis, and William Hampton, of the 7000 block of Florence Place in Jennings, have each been charged with

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More than one in 10 students in the St. Louis region’s public schools — representing tens of thousands of students — are missing school so frequently that education experts deem them academically at risk. Data released this month by the U.S. Department of Education’s Oice For Civil Rights and St. Louis Public Schools show that more than 40,000 students

WASHINGTON • A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns on Monday, eight days after the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists. In largely party-line votes, one proposal from each side to keep extremists from acquiring guns and another shoring up the government’s existing system of required background checks for many firearms purchases were rejected. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., bucked the party-line voting, casting votes with Democrats on all four amendments. He said that Congress “missed another opportunity to protect more Americans from gun violence,” and said that the amendment backed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., which he supported, would have kept “weapons out of the hands of suspected terrorists.” Republicans said that would not have happened with the FeinsteinKirk legislation. They offered a competing amendment that they say would have kept guns from terrorists, allowed federal authorities to detain terrorists planning attacks, and provided a “reasonable appeals process” for those wrongly put on terror watch lists. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who sup-

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Would allow attorney general to deny a gun sale to anyone if there is a “reasonable belief” that the buyer is likely to engage in terrorism. It would not be restricted to people on the “no fly” terrorist watch list.

Would require law enforcement be alerted when anyone on the terrorism watch list tries to buy a weapon from a licensed dealer. If the buyer has been investigated for terrorism within the past five years, the attorney general could block a sale for up to three days pending a court review.

Would close the “gun show loophole” by requiring every gun purchaser to undergo a background check and to expand the background check database.

Would make it more diicult to add mentally ill people to background check database, giving them a process to challenge that determination.

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‘I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings. ... I pledge of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of the Islamic State.’

ORLANDO, FLA. • Gunman Omar Mateen identified himself as an Islamic soldier in calls with authorities during his rampage and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. The partial transcripts were of a 911 call made by Mateen and three conversations he had with the police crisis negotiators during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, in which 49 people died and dozens were wounded on June 12. Those communications, along with Facebook posts and searches Mateen made around the time of the shootings, add to the public understanding of the final hours of Mateen’s life and to the possible motivations behind the rampage. The first call came more than a half-hour

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HEADS UP terviewed for the piece. Also last year, Thouvenot directed reporter Craig Cheatham and photographers Jim Thomas and Ryan Bellamy in producing an investigative documentary that won a prestigious Alfred I. DuPont Award. Speaking of Cheatham, he recently left a Minneapolis television station after spending less than a year as assistant news director. He gave no reason for the split, other than, “It just didn’t work out.”

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WATCH THE PARKING METERS • When one is done fighting with “The Man,” it’s time to start working for “The Man.” Take Umar Lee for example. The outspoken cabbie gained notoriety during the Ferguson protests and then went on to insult St. Louis and minimize its leaders during a short-lived run for mayor. Now it appears Lee works for the city he derided, writing parking tickets for Treasurer Tishaura Jones, a politician he said couldn’t fix the city’s problems. In a posting June 2 on Lee’s Facebook page, he wrote that he has started working as a “Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO) at City of St. Louis Government.” Lee added a note to the post, saying, “You better pay for parking.” After several days of asking, the treasurer’s oice finally confirmed the fact, adding that Lee started on June 1 at a pay rate of $11.80 an hour. Lee was last in the news in November, when he announced he would not run for mayor of St. Louis. On his way out of the race, Lee wrote on a blog that the Gateway Arch was a “monument to genocide” and should be blown up, and that any parent “who loves their child needs to be telling their children to get the hell out of St. Louis.” He also wrote: “It doesn’t matter who is mayor of St. Louis. Mayor Francis Slay in his fifth term, Antonio French, Tishaura Jones, this city has an incurable cancer.” Lee said he used no special connection to get hired but had quit driving a cab and applied at numerous places. When he was asked about working for a city he held in so much contempt just seven months ago, Lee compared it to a

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marriage. “People complain about their spouse, but they still love them,” Lee said. “At the end of the day, I’m from St. Louis; I’m a St. Louis guy.” NEW DIRECTIONS • KMOV (Channel 4) parted ways Monday with news director Brian Thouvenot. Thouvenot, who in March 2014 replaced longtime news director Sean McLaughlin, could not be reached for comment. Station general manager Mike Murphy said he could not comment on personnel matters but said the station would “aggressively pursue the hiring of a replacement” for Thouvenot. In two-plus years at the helm, Thouvenot picked up both criticism and kudos. He was chided last year on FTVLive, a television industry news site, for a story the station aired (without any disclaimer) about a ballet performance featuring his daughter, who also was in-

FRESH EYES • What do people not from St. Louis find fun and intriguing after they move here? New STL resident Lindsay Wang outlined her picks for marketing website Matador with “16 Things You Get Addicted to After Living in St. Louis.” In spite of one bad food choice (she likes provel cheese), the list covers the major bases. Wang, who describes herself as a “teacher of the Oxford comma” and a sand volleyball fan, said some highlights are: • Afordable housing: “If you don’t live by yourself, it’s probably because you actually want a roommate.” • Doughnuts: “There are ample options for local ‘mom-and-pop’ and ‘handmade from scratch’ donut shops.” • Toasted ravs: “One bite and you’ll forget that there was a time before tasting it.” And bless her heart, even as a newcomer to these parts, she gets the idea behind the STL question: “Where did you go to high school?” Wang said she has developed an appreciation of the economy and sensibility the query offers: “So, you’ve started to save yourself some small talk and get all the basics from one simple question.” Exactly, Ms. Wang. Exactly. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

ST. LOUIS COUNTY > Pair accused of stealing from casino • A couple from Jeferson County discovered a technical glitch at River City Casino and used it to steal more than $300,000, according to charges filed Friday. Eileen R. Sheldon, 60, and Daniel T. Sheldon, 61, were each charged with felony stealing. The couple live in the 2100 block of Windemere Drive near Arnold. According to charging documents, the couple realized that there was a system error at the casino that allowed them to download unearned winnings with their

Mychoice account loyalty cards. The system would void the transaction when the couple tried to download the winnings from their respective cards, but funds were credited anyway due to the system glitch. Between October and December 2014, Eileen Sheldon made almost 3,000 downloads for a total value of $582,353, according to charging documents. She redeemed $216,892 in cash. She admitted to investigators with the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Gaming Division upon arrest that she cashed out money she didn’t earn, according to charges. She also confessed to telling her husband about the system error. Daniel Sheldon allegedly made 1,370 downloads between November and December 2014, for a value of $300,618. Charging documents say he redeemed $101,182 in cash. The Sheldons were not in custody, and photos of them were not immediately available. Bail was set at $100,000 for each.

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identified a man whose body was retrieved from the Missouri River this weekend as Russ Stigger, 25. He was pronounced dead Sunday, more than two days after he was reported missing. The Highway Patrol said in an incident report that Stigger was believed to be intoxicated when he climbed over a railing of a barge before jumping into the river around 12:45 a.m. Friday. The barge was near the Lewis and Clark Boat House in the 1000 block of South Riverside Drive. Police said Sunday that the body was found floating on the west side of the river near the Discovery Bridge. ST. LOUIS > Car windows shattered by pellets • Police are on the hunt for the culprits in a series of pellet gun shootings that damaged dozens of cars over the weekend in St. Louis. Somebody, or multiple people, shot out the windows of more than 150 vehicles with a BB or pellet gun, police believe.

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CORRECTIONS • The gun used by Omar Mateen in Orlando, Fla., was a Sig Sauer MCX. The gun was misidentified in a caption with Tony Messenger’s column Monday and in the STL Sunday section’s Top Tweets feature.

ST. CHARLES > Body pulled from river is identified • The Missouri Highway Patrol

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Apartment plan draws ire from neighbors South County residents crowd council meeting to oppose proposal for Tesson Ferry BY STEVE GIEGERICH st. Louis Post-dispatch

CLAYTON • Residents of unincorporated south St. Louis County were caught unaware three years ago when construction began on a federally subsidized housing project in Oakville without their knowledge. The county responded by improving the notification system to ensure that property owners receive advance word of proposed developments near their subdivisions and businesses. Evidence that the new system is working occurred at a Monday evening County Planning Commission meeting as a capacity crowd registered disapproval over a plan that would place a

232-unit apartment complex in unincorporated Concord at the intersection of Tesson Ferry and Bauer roads. The planners listened without comment as more than a dozen speakers chastised a plan by JHB Properties to put 10 residential buildings, a community center, pool and other amenities on a 17acre tract settled among singlefamily homes and steadily growing commercial development. “It is totally incompatible at best with the character of our community,” Bill Hogan, of nearby Sunset Hills, told the commissioners. The commission did not take any action on the proposal. Its recommendation, whether for approval or denial of the pe-

tition, will be forwarded to the County Council. Speaking on behalf of JHB Properties, attorney Edward Griesedieck described a “high-end” development of one- and twobedroom apartments with rents ranging from $700 to $1,400. Griesedieck told the commission each “21 Bauer” unit will have 9-foot ceilings, custom kitchens and other perks. The attorney promised that a “ton of landscaping” including buffers along Bauer and Tesson Ferry roads will permit the development to blend in with the existing aesthetic. “It’s a great transition from commercial to residential” development along the Tesson Ferry corridor, Griesedieck said.

The residents packing County Council chambers, however, were having none of it. They presented the commission with a petition signed by 500 residents of 16 neighboring subdivisions and pledged to add 10 times that number to the list if the matter is sent to the council for approval. Traffic along what the residents say are the already congested Bauer and Tesson Ferry roads is the major source of contention. Garry Torpea commutes from Canterbury Farms, the subdivision adjoining the proposed “21 Bauer,” to his job in Ballwin. A daily drive that takes him along one of the area’s busiest commercial corridors convinced

Torpea to join his friends and neighbors in Clayton on Monday evening. “I don’t want Tesson Ferry to become the next Manchester Road,” he told a reporter. Others voiced concern about overcrowding in the cashstrapped Mehlville schools, the potential for depreciating property values and, as Hogan put it, the threat that “transient residents” pose to a community with an “exceedingly low crime rate.” “Apartments and single family homes are like oil and water — they don’t mix,” Bauer Road resident William Murray said in his remarks to the commission. Steve Giegerich • 314-725-6758 @stevegiegerich on Twitter sgiegerich@post-dispatch.com

St. Louis City Hall is third in U.S. to ly transgender lag BY DOUG MOORE st. Louis Post-dispatch

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St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (left) watches as carpenter Andre Henderson (right) raises a lag recognizing transgender people outside St. Louis City Hall on Monday.

Mayor Francis Slay watched the flag — pink, light blue and white — as it slowly rose outside St. Louis City Hall on Monday morning. “It’s a message we’re sending that the city is welcoming to everyone regardless of who you love or how you identify yourself,” Slay said of the flag, a symbol recognizing transgender people. By raising it in June, celebrated around the country as Pride month, the city is demonstrating that transgender people are getting the attention they deserve, not only now but throughout the year, Slay said. Two transgender flags were raised, one outside City Hall and another at 1520 Market, a building three blocks west housing many city oices, including the health department. The idea was proposed by PROMO, an organization advocating statewide for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. “I approached the city five or six weeks ago, and the response immediately was: ‘Of course,’” said Katie Stuckenschneider, PROMO’s communication director.

For Jaimie Hileman, watching the flag rise was a wonderful moment. “It’s a symbol that the intent of the city of St. Louis is for inclusion and equality for all LGBT people,” said Hileman, co-executive director of the Metro Trans Umbrella Group. “It’s a very visible and tangible symbol.” The transgender flags will fly until the end of the month. Rainbow flags, which symbolize gay pride, also are to be hung on the city flagpoles and will be visible as the city’s PrideFest kicks off downtown this weekend, including a parade along Market Street on Sunday. Kelly Hamilton, board president of PROMO and co-founder of EQ, a new publication focusing on the tech startup scene in St. Louis, said symbols such as the flags are important in demonstrating inclusion. “The next generation is not going to want to live in a city that is not welcome to everybody,” Hamilton said. With the ceremony Monday, St. Louis became the third city hall in the country to fly the transgender flag, event organizers said. The flag was first flown at Philadelphia City Hall in 2015. Boston City Hall raised the transgender flag last month.

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after shots rang out, when Mateen told a 911 operator, “Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God,” he told the dispatcher, referring to God in Arabic. “I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.” During the 50-second call with a dispatcher, Mateen made murderous statements in a “chilling, calm and deliberate manner,” Ronald Hopper, FBI assistant special agent in charge in Orlando, said at a news conference Monday. However, there is no evidence Mateen was directed by a foreign terrorist group, and he was radicalized domestically and on his own, Hopper said. Mateen’s name and the groups and people to whom he pledged allegiance were initially omitted from the excerpt. But the Justice Department reversed course later Monday, providing a more complete transcript confirming Mateen pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. The extremist group encourages its followers who seek to commit violence in its name to make public pledges of support. The Justice Department said in a statement it initially withheld the names so as not to give extremists “a publicity platform for hateful propaganda,” but the omissions became an unnecessary distraction.

Shortly after the call with a 911 operator, Mateen had three conversations with crisis negotiators in which he identified himself as an Islamic soldier and told a negotiator to tell America to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. He said that was why he was “out here right now,” according to the excerpt. City officials have refused to provide hundreds of 911 calls to a coalition of news organizations, citing confidentiality under Florida law and arguing that an ongoing investigation kept the tapes secret. Hopper also said Monday that the tapes would not be released out of respect for the victims. “Yes, the audio was compelling, but to expose that now would be excruciatingly painful to exploit them in this way,” Hopper said. Hopper also said: “Part of redacting is to not give credence to individuals who have done terrorist acts in the past. They are not going to propagate their violent rhetoric.”

OFFICERS ‘ACTED HEROICALLY’ Also at Monday’s news conference, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said that if any fire from responding officers hit victims at the club, gunman Mateen bears the responsibility. He wouldn’t give further details but said: “Here’s what I will tell you. Those killings are on the suspect, on the suspect alone in my

mind.” He stressed that the officers “acted heroically.” Mina acknowledged that questions have been raised by media outlets and the public about whether Orlando police waited too long after the start of the rampage at 2 a.m. to send in a SWAT team about 5 a.m. He said an exchange of fire between police and Mateen shortly after 2 a.m. prompted the attacker to retreat into a bathroom and take hostages, shifting the incident from a shooting to a hostage-taking. Mina said there was no additional gunfire for about three hours until the SWAT team entered the building, although survivors have describing at least some firing taking place inside one of the bathrooms. Surviving hostage Patience Carter, in a live televised interview two days after the attacks, described the attacker firing when he entered the bathroom and more firing when the SWAT team burst into the building. “I think there’s this misconception that we didn’t do anything for three hours,” Mina said. “I’m trying to clarify: That’s absolutely not true. Our officers were within the club within minutes, exchanging gunfire with the suspect, forced him to stop shooting and retreat into the bathroom.” “From there, we let our negotiator take over and try to negotiate this to a peaceful resolution in an efort to save lives while our SWAT team set up,” Mina said.

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three counts of first-degree assault, one count of unlawful use of a weapon and four counts of armed criminal action. Bail for each was set at $200,000, cash only. Police were unsure whether the two are related. Police say the 3-year-old victim’s father was making a left turn on Grand Boulevard from Interstate 70 when another car almost struck them. The father rolled down his window and said something to the driver of the other car, a Toyota Avalon. Police say William Hampton was driving the Avalon, and Jerry Hampton was a passenger. As the father and son turned right on Blair Avenue, Jerry Hampton opened fire, authorities said. One of those shots hit the boy in the head, police said. The father immediately drove the boy to a hospital, where he

remained in critical and unstable condition Monday afternoon. Jerry Hampton was identified as the gunman in William court documents. Hampton Fourth District officers later responded to a call for s u s p i c i o u s people inside a vehicle and arrested the Hamptons after learnJerry ing the vehicle Hampton was stolen, according to a police source. Officers also found three stolen guns and suspected narcotics inside the car. Homicide detectives following up on the case connected the stolen car to the incident and were able to identify the suspects as the gunman and driver involved in the shooting, the source said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866371-8477. The shooting came less than a week after another 3-year-old was grazed by a bullet in another apparent road-rage incident. In that case, a man told police shots were fired at his car on June 14 after he honked at a truck that had swerved into his lane at North Kingshighway and Lillian Avenue. One of the bullets entered the rear passenger door, hitting a 3-year-old girl who was in the back seat. Neither the child’s father, 36, nor mother, 33, were hurt. Ashley Jost of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Christine Byers • 314-340-8087 @christinedbyers on Twitter cbyers@post-dispatch.com

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ported that amendment, said Democrats should “work with us to advance solutions that will protect Americans without compromising their constitutional rights.” But Sen. Dick Durbin, DIll., said Republicans were too beholden to the NRA to compromise and that the Senate “turned its back on victims of gun violence.” Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., also voted with Democrats on all key amendments that failed to meet the 60-vote procedural threshold. With the chamber’s visitors galleries unusually crowded for a Monday evening, each measure fell short. Democrats called the GOP proposals unacceptably weak while Republicans said the Democratic plans were overly restrictive.

ELECTION LOOMS The stalemate underscored the pressure on each party to give little ground on the emotional gun issue going into November’s presidential and congressional elections. It also highlighted the potency of the National Rifle Association, which urged its huge and fiercely loyal membership to lobby senators to oppose the Democratic bills. That Monday’s four roll-call votes occurred at all was testament to the political currents bufeting lawmakers after gunman Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub June 12 in Orlando, Fla. The 49 victims who died made it the largest mass shooting in recent U.S. history. GOP senators facing re-election this fall from swing states were under high pressure. One, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, RN.H., voted Monday for the Democratic measure to block gun sales to terrorists, a switch from when she joined most Republicans in killing a similar plan last December. She said that vote — plus her support for a rival GOP measure — would help move lawmakers toward approving a narrower bipartisan plan, like one being crafted by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine. Monday’s votes came after Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., led a near 15-hour filibuster last week demanding a Senate response to the Orlando killings. Murphy entered the Senate shortly after the December 2012 massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., but that slaughter

and others have failed to spur Congress to tighten gun curbs. The last were enacted in 2007, when the background check system was strengthened after that year’s mass shooting at Virginia Tech. With Mateen’s self-professed loyalty to extremist groups and his 10-month inclusion on a federal terrorism watch list, Feinstein proposed letting the government block many gun sales to known or suspected terrorists. People buying firearms from federally licensed gun dealers can be denied for several reasons, chiefly for serious crimes or mental problems, but there is no specific prohibition for those on the terrorism watch list. That list contains around 1 million people — including fewer than 5,000 Americans or legal permanent residents, according to the latest government figures. No background checks are required for anyone buying guns privately online or at gun shows. The GOP response to Feinstein was an NRA-backed plan by Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. It would let the government deny a sale to a known or suspected terrorist — but only if prosecutors could convince a judge within three days that the would-be buyer was involved in terrorism. The Feinstein and Cornyn amendments would require notification of law enforcement oicials if people, like Mateen, who had been under a terrorism investigation within the past five years were seeking to buy firearms. Republicans said Feinstein’s proposal gave the government too much unfettered power to deny people’s constitutional right to own a gun. They also noted that people have historically been mistakenly included on the terrorism watch list. Democrats said the three-day window that Cornyn’s measure gave prosecutors to prove their case made his plan inefective. The Senate rejected similar plans Feinstein and Cornyn proposed in December, a day after an attack in San Bernardino, Calif., killed 14 people. Murphy’s rejected proposal would have widely expanded the requirement for background checks, even to many private gun transactions, leaving few loopholes. Chuck Raasch of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report.

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in public schools in the city and nine area counties missed 15 or more days of school during the 2013-14 school year. Close to half of those students were in high school. The problem of chronic absence is widespread, affecting students in rural, suburban and urban areas in Missouri and Illinois, in struggling districts as well as those exceeding state standards. At six schools, a majority of students were chronically absent. Those schools include Granite City and Roxana high schools in the Metro East, and Confluence Preparatory Academy charter school in St. Louis. At Hazelwood East and University City, about 1 in 3 students were chronically absent. At Warrenton High in Warren County and at Timberland High in Wentzville, the rate was 1 in 4. “Our attendance rates have steadily improved in the Wentzville School District over the last few years due to an increased focus in that area,” district spokeswoman Mary LaPak wrote in an email. While the problem increases as students get older, it can take root as early as kindergarten, when children’s attendance depends on a parent’s ability to get them to the bus stop on time or drive them to class. At Lexington Elementary School in St. Louis, for example, a quarter of the children missed at least three weeks of school. At Brown Elementary School in Florissant, the rate of chronic absence was even higher, with 2 out of 5 children gone for at least 15 days. Education experts say chronic absenteeism is a neglected area within school reform. Even so, some schools are testing new approaches, in some cases under increasing state pressure. “At Ritenour High School, we’ve adopted the phrase of, ‘Be here, learn more,’” Ritenour Su-

HIGHLY ABSENT The following high schools had the highest rate of chronically absent students in the St. Louis region during the 2013-14 school year. (The lists do not include St. Louis Public Schools, which did not report data to the federal government.) Tomorrow’s Builders Charter School, East St. Louis Conluence Preparatory Academy, St. Louis charter school Normandy High Roxana High Granite City High East Alton-Wood River High Cahokia High Hazelwood East High Madison High SIUE Charter School, East St. Louis University City High North Technical, Special School District Ritenour High Jennings High Dupo High

perintendent Chris Kilbride said. Throughout the Ritenour district, the number of chronic absences ranges from none at Marion Elementary to 542 students at the high school. Teams of teachers, social workers, counselors and administrators focus on attendance in each building. They figure out what’s keeping children away — whether it’s bullying, an unpredictable bus schedule, challenges with a parent’s work schedule, or perhaps the belief that school isn’t relevant. And then the team works to solve the problem. For each student, the ramifications of missing so much class time can be significant. In early elementary school, chronic absence reduces the likelihood of mastering reading by the end of third grade. By sixth grade, it becomes a leading predictor of dropping out of high school. Failure to earn a diploma leads to a high chance of living of poverty, diminished health outcomes and involvement with the criminal justice system. “By reducing chronic absen-

teeism we don’t just better educate kids, we give them a chance in life,” U.S. Education Secretary John King posted on Twitter.

AN OVERLOOKED ISSUE The data are the first on chronic absence ever collected by the department’s Oice For Civil Rights and include information from 99 percent of the nation’s school districts and charter schools. It provides an initial window into the scope of the problem. Nationwide, more than 6.5 million students were considered chronically absent in 2013-14. That number includes 18 percent of high school students. St. Louis Public Schools did not provide its data to the department by the deadline, so its schools are not included in the comprehensive data set. However, the district provided the Post-Dispatch the information on chronic absenteeism that it submitted late to the department. It shows 4,384 children in city district schools missed at least three weeks of school, a rate of about one in five. Chronic absenteeism includes truancy as well as excused absences — any full day that a child misses school. Schools and district are required to track attendance daily. A growing number are calculating rates of chronic absence. A number of states, including Missouri, have tightened their attendance standards so that children with near-perfect attendance don’t compensate for those who miss several days each month, allowing chronic absence to go ignored. In the past, school officials would depend mainly on punitive measures to address absenteeism, by involving truancy officers. Only in recent years have schools begun to develop other strategies to address the problem. “It’s been largely an overlooked and under-attended is-

sue,” said Hedy Chang, executive director of Attendance Works, a national and state initiative that attendance plays in achieving academic success starting with school entry. “In Missouri, there’s more attention than in other places. But we haven’t figured out ways to help districts use the data and take strategic action with it.”

SEEKING SOLUTIONS In the 2012-13 school year, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education implemented new standards by which it rates school districts. Until then, if a school system’s overall attendance was 95 percent, a district would receive the full number of attendance points toward accreditation. Under that system, it was easy to overlook the thousands of children missing multiple weeks of school, in places such as Fort Zumwalt School District in St. Charles County. The district is one of the region’s top performers. However, about 1,700 students in Fort Zumwalt’s 18 schools were chronically absent in 2013-14. “There are pockets of kids who reach that level, 15 days,” Superintendent Bernard DuBray said. Schools have strategies to address the problem. It starts with contacting parents. “Sometimes you’d be shocked that parents just aren’t aware of it,” DuBray said. Now the state holds districts to a higher standard. Ninety percent of students must be in school 90 percent of the time. The change in accounting showed state education oicials the scope of chronic absenteeism across Missouri. And as a result, districts are seeking to address it. “The big thing is to try to get to the root cause of why kids are missing school,” Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven said. The reasons for chronic absence are varied.

In Jennings School District, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson found when she began leading the district in 2012 that young children were missing weeks of school because they didn’t have inoculations. So Anderson found a health provider to give vaccinations to children on school campuses. “We have kids who need to work during the day, so they’re unable to come to school during regular hours,” she said. She mentioned a girl in one school whose parents are dead. Now the girl must watch younger children in the home, resulting in chronic absence. “Those are stories behind behaviors that we examine and then try to address whatever that challenge that feeds the behavior,” she said. In St. Charles County, three juvenile oicers are about to start working with area districts solely on attendance issues, making home visits and connecting with parents whose children are chronically missing from the classroom. Ken Simmons, juvenile oicer and family court administrator for St. Charles County, has worked on school attendance issues for more than 20 years, there and in St. Louis city. By the time his oice gets involved, schools have already tried to address such things as transportation problems and clothing needs. His officers work to get resources to the family first. Simmons often sees untreated mental illness coming into play, as well as parent drug use and domestic abuse. Occasionally, his oicers refer cases to a prosecuting attorney. “Poor school attendance is indicative of something else,” Simmons said. “It’s often the tip of the iceberg.” Elisa Crouch • 314-340-8119 @elisacrouch on Twitter ecrouch@post-dispatch.com


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sergeant acted in self-defense when he shot and killed an armed robber in January at a fast-food restaurant on South Grand, according to Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce. Joyce on Monday released her oice’s report on the Jan. 17 shooting of Crayton “Big Wes” West, 52, who was killed by a St. Louis police sergeant who confronted West inside the Kentucky Fried Chicken on Grand Boulevard near Gravois Avenue. West pointed a gun at the oicer and refused to drop the weapon, police said at the time. “The officer did not have time for an alternative method of force or opportunity for deescalation,” Joyce’s report said, and evidence and witnesses cor-

roborated the sergeant’s account of the shooting. She said she will not file charges in the case. Police identified the officer Monday as Sgt. Michael Pratt, who has been on the force for more than 13 years. Joyce’s findings are based on an investigation by the department’s Force Investigative Unit and interviews with several witnesses. The report says Pratt would not be interviewed by prosecutors based on advice from his lawyer.

A ROBBERY, THEN A SHOOTING The report includes a surveillance video clip that shows a man identified as West robbing a KFC clerk at gunpoint and grabbing money from the cash register. A customer in the drive-thru who saw the robbery called 911 and flagged down the police sergeant at a gas station across the street to report the holdup, Joyce’s report says. Pratt parked in the KFC lot, got out and saw West inside, near the door. Pratt told investigators he believed

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who considered charges over the death of Michael Brown may still get a chance to speak out about the case, after a federal appeals court on Monday reversed the dismissal of the juror’s lawsuit. The ruling has no immediate efect, as it requires the resolution of the issue in state court first. U.S. District Judge Rod Sippel dismissed the lawsuit in May, saying that the juror should have sued in state court, where the grand jury oath is administered and where a judge retains jurisdiction to enforce that oath. The juror, identified in court documents only as Grand Juror Doe, did that, but also asked Sippel to reconsider and stay the case while the state court suit was heard. He declined. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday said that Sippel should have put the case on hold while the state court considers the case. It did say that Sippel was correct to abstain when he did, “(b)ecause the answer by the Missouri courts could alter or avoid altogether the need for a decision on Doe’s First Amendment claim...” Doe and the other grand jurors had their term extended to examine whether charges should be filed against former Ferguson police Oicer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Brown on Aug. 9, 2014. When St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced the jury’s decision not to indict Wilson, he also released some transcripts and evidence from the case. He did not release names of many witnesses or information about the deliberations or voting of the grand jurors. Grand jurors are prohibited from discussing the cases they consider. The original suit says McCulloch implied that the jury was unanimous, but Doe’s suit said the juror wanted the freedom to challenge that claim. Doe also wanted to “advocate for legislative change” of the grand jury process and speak with relatives, the suit says. Doe cited an unusual focus on Brown’s background and a “muddled and untimely” presentation of legal guidelines in court documents.

West saw his patrol car as he was trying to leave and retreated back inside the restaurant. Joyce’s report says that during the confrontation between the officer and West, West told the oicer the robber was in the back of the restaurant. Witnesses and workers, however, contradicted West’s claim and told the oicer that West was the robber. The sergeant drew his gun, yelled at West to show his hands and yelled, “Don’t do it! Don’t do it!” as he saw West pulling a gun from his waistband, according to the report. The sergeant fired twice, hitting West once in the chest and once in the back. Police found a loaded .38-caliber revolver at the scene, according to the report. Police also found fingerprints that matched West from the restaurant countertop, cash taken from the register, and the floor. A second video shows West try to leave the restaurant before a uniformed officer confronts him at the exit. The oicer draws his weapon and appears to fire and West falls to the ground. A

LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS > Gunman in two fatal shootings sentenced • A St. Louis man found guilty last month in a drug-related double killing of two brothers in 2013 was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole. A jury last month found Ryan Handson, 23, guilty of irst-degree and second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and burglary. Handson and Deveis D. Sands, 24, were accused in the fatal shootings of Justin Gordon, 22, and Devin Gordon, 21, on Dec. 5, 2013, in a home in the 4400 block of Elmbank Handson Avenue, in the Greater Ville neighborhood. Sands goes on trial this week in St. Louis Circuit Court. Handson, nicknamed “Fat Ryan” and weighing 290 pounds at the time, was known as an enforcer. He was summoned by Sands, who claimed to have awakened to ind his crack cocaine missing, police have said. Police said Handson showed up, cornered the Gordon brothers in the kitchen, threatened them with a gun and shot Justin Gordon. Police said Handson then chased Devin Gordon out of the kitchen, down a light of stairs and shot him in the head. Justin Gordon died at the home, while Devin Gordon died later at a hospital. Handson lived in the 4600 block of Steinlage Drive. ST. LOUIS > Suspect convicted in double slaying • A jury convicted a St. Louis man of fatally shooting his estranged girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend and a woman in the Greater Ville neighborhood last year. Keith Wright, 25, was found guilty of two counts of irst-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action Monday after a twoday trial. Wright, of the 3600 block of North Newstead Avenue, was convicted in the fatal shootings of Ricos Boyd, 26, and Shayla Carter, 25. They Wright were killed outside of Wright’s home about 3:20 a.m. on June 2, 2015, hours after a ight between Carter and Wright’s estranged girlfriend. When questioned by police, Wright admitted to the shooting but said it was in self-defense, Assistant Circuit Attorney Angie Danis said in closing arguments. That put him at the scene of the crime, Danis said, but she attacked the self-defense claim. Boyd, who was killed irst, was shot ive times in the back and once in the leg while trying to escape the shooter, Danis said. She said Carter was shot in the chest and abdomen while inside of a car. CLAYTON > Inmate dies at jail • Police and the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s oice are investigating after a 34-year-old inmate who died unexpectedly at the Justice Center. Cedric Dunn, of the 7300 block of Verwood Drive in Florissant, was pronounced dead at the Justice Center about 7:10 a.m. June 13. Earlier that morning, Dunn complained of not feeling well, and nurses from the jail checked on him, said Herb Bernsen, jail administrator. The nurses called paramedics at 7:06 a.m. Dunn arrived at the jail on June 9 to await trial on a misdemeanor stealing charge. Court Dunn records indicate Overland police arrested him. Bernsen said there did not appear to be any signs of foul play but noted that Clayton police are still investigating.

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Man on probation for assault is charged in Dutchtown murder BY KIM BELL st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • A teenager given probation four months ago for ramming a St. Louis police car has now been charged with playing a part in a woman’s murder in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Davante Rejay Lindsey, 19, wa s c h a rge d last week with second-degree murder and attempted sale of Lindsey narcotics. Lindsey lives in the 4400 block of Neosho Street. Though Lindsey is not accused of pulling the trigger, Po- Paxton lice Chief Sam Dotson said in a blog post that the case is another example of judges not being tough enough on defendants, leaving them on the street to commit more crimes. Police say Lindsey arranged to sell heroin to a man on the night of June 12. That man’s girlfriend, Jessica Paxton, apparently drove him to the Dutchtown neighborhood for the drug deal. Paxton’s 2-yearold son, Connor, was also in the car. Before the drug deal could begin, a man tried to rob the couple in the 4600 block of South Spring Avenue. He shot Paxton as she tried to drive away, police say. Paxton, 23, of the 4400 block of Osceola Avenue, died at a hospital. Her boyfriend and son were not hurt by the gunfire. The gunman who shot Paxton hasn’t been charged. Police are also looking for a getaway driver. Paxton’s parents, Robert Paxton Sr. and Kay Lincoln, said their daughter was not a drug user.

“I don’t know how she got herself in that situation,” Robert Paxton said. “She was a hard worker, and her son was everything to her.” She worked as a waitress at Biggies Restaurant and Bar on Watson Road in St. Louis. She graduated Fox High School in 2010.

‘I’M FRUSTRATED’ Dotson, who has lashed out at judges he thinks are too easy on criminals, cited the Lindsey case in a blog post Friday, calling it “another case where probation taught the suspect absolutely nothing. “I’m frustrated,” Dotson wrote. “Are you frustrated yet?” Lindsey was on three years’ probation for assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and property damage. St. Louis Circuit Judge Margaret Neill ordered the probation on Feb. 18. The sentence stems from a July incident on South Jeferson Avenue. Lindsey was driving a car, chasing a person on foot, when he saw a police officer, according to court records. He backed his vehicle into the officer’s car. According to court records, the judge said Lindsey had to get a full-time job and undergo a gang alternatives program. His attorney in that case, Pat Conroy, said Lindsey had a job and was being supervised during his bond release with an ankle-monitoring device without any problems. Lindsey is accused of setting up a drug deal in the charges filed Wednesday, but there is no allegation that Lindsey set up the robbery, Conroy said. He said he hasn’t seen any connection between Lindsey and the gunman or the gunman’s getaway driver. Kim Bell • 314-340-8115 @kbellpd on Twitter kbell@post-dispatch.com

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Stenger didn’t mince words Monday when asked whether he believed the county had been kept in the dark about the grant application and the eforts afoot to pursue such a route. “It was worse than that,” Stenger told the Post-Dispatch. “Frankly, it was surreptitious.” He objected to the project being labeled as a regional priority without the endorsement of St. Louis County, whose taxpayers provided about $137 million to Bi-State last year when the city chipped in $32 million, and that the county deserves to be consulted “for longer than 10 minutes on a decision as important as this.” Stenger’s letter says the northsouth route is the most expensive of four being considered, with a $2.2 billion price tag. The line would be 17 miles, stretching from north St. Louis County near the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College, into downtown St. Louis and down Interstate 55 to Bayless Avenue. The other three routes on the table, all of which Stenger said would be half or less the cost of the north-south route, are the “Daniel Boone” from Clayton to Westport; “MetroNorth” from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Florissant; and “MetroSouth,” from Shrewsbury to Butler Hill Road. But none of those three would go through north St. Louis, where a new $1.75 billion National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency headquarters is set to be built just northwest of downtown. At the moment, the current route outlined for the northsouth route goes just east and north of the NGA site, although plans are being made to alter that. Stenger and Slay supported the NGA locating there, a consensus that Stenger said was preceded by detailed discussions. “This was done much differently,” Stenger said of the push for a north-south MetroLink route. “It was done, frankly, behind the county’s back.” The transit disagreement marks the most public tension between Slay and Stenger about a major project. “Expanding access to transit is not a zero-sum game,” Slay said in a statement Monday. “Investing in North-South MetroLink, which would serve both the city and county, does not rule out investing in other transit lines.

I welcome a conversation about how we can best serve our regional needs.” Mary Ellen Ponder, his chief of staf, had stronger words. “There is a huge diference between not signing on to a letter of support and writing a letter of opposition. It is unfortunate Mr. Stenger chose to communicate with the city in this fashion. It is embarrassing,” she said in a separate statement. Stenger’s letter is dated Wednesday. It came two days after Bi-State submitted its grant application to the FTA, a move that followed the city’s decision to study transit-oriented development potential for the northsouth expansion option, Bi-State said. “We’re sorry to see there is disagreement among them at this moment as to what the priority will be,” said Nations, the head of Bi-State, on Monday. He said the decision of what corridor will be studied and pursued rests with St. Louis County and St. Louis — not with his agency. East-West Gateway will do the corridor studies. Stenger said he expects to announce in the coming days which route or routes that will be examined further in a county-funded study. “It’s really interesting that at a moment when we need regionalism the most, we seem to be getting cityism,” he said of the push for the north-south option. “This is a route, by its nature, that fragments us.” He elaborated on that in his letter, in which he wrote the route cannot be directly integrated into the existing MetroLink system because it would run in the street, not as a separate right-of-way. It also would use different, lower cars than those currently used that would not be compatible with the current system. Jim Wild, executive director of East-West Gateway, said an initial study years ago did show that street-running cars might work best for the route. But he made it clear that no route has been chosen over any other, and nothing has been set in stone. “In theory, we could be doing two or more studies at the same time and looking at the options that are there for MetroLink,” Wild said. “We’ve got a long time to go before any decisions are made on corridors and what we can aford to do as a region.” Leah Thorsen • 314-340-8320 @leahthorsen on Twitter lthorsen@post-dispatch.com

LAW & ORDER PINE LAWN > Teen found dead • A 15-year-old boy from Pine Lawn was found dead in the street from an apparent gunshot wound early Monday evening, police said. Police got a call about 5 p.m. for shots fired, responded and found the boy dead in the 6300 block of Dardanella Avenue in Pine Lawn. The Major Case Squad is taking over the investigation. KIRKWOOD > Search is on for missing man • Police are asking

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Louis area, and because Fleming does not have his diabetes medication with him and has a history of depression. He was last seen wearing a black and gold striped shirt and blue jeans. He left in his car, a silver 2007 Nissan Versa with Missouri plate FC1-J3T. Police asked anyone with information about Fleming to call police at 314989-6914.

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sioner for Refugees. “The message that they have carried is: ‘If you don’t solve problems, problems will come to you.’” The Geneva-based agency’s latest Global Trends Report shows that for the first time since World War II, the 60 million mark was crossed. “If these 65.3 million persons were a nation, they would make up the 21st largest in the world,” the report said. In stark detail, the UNHCR said that, on average, 24 people had been displaced every minute last year — or 34,000 people a day — up from six every minute in 2005. The total number of displaced people has roughly doubled since 1997, and risen by 50 percent since 2011 alone, when the Syrian war began. About 11.5 million people from Syria have fled their homes: 6.6 million remaining within the war-ravaged country and 4.9 million moving abroad. At the end of last year, more than half of all refugees were from three countries: Syria, Af-

ghanistan and Somalia. More than half of all displaced people were children, the UNHCR said. Turkey was the top host country for the second year running, with 2.5 million refugees — nearly all from neighboring Syria. Afghanistan’s neighbor Pakistan had 1.6 million, while Lebanon, next to Syria, hosted 1.1 million. “The scale of this human suffering is almost unimaginable; the need for the world to respond is beyond question,” said President Barack Obama, adding that he planned to convene a summit on refugees in September when world leaders meet for the U.N. General Assembly. “In advance of that summit, the United States is urging other governments to contribute more funding for humanitarian aid operations, to grant more refugees the chance to work and attend school, and to provide more resettlement opportunities for refugees who cannot safely go home or remain where they are,” he said in a statement.

Court ruled Monday that courts need not suppress evidence of a crime even if the arresting police officer used unlawful tactics to obtain it. The decision prompted fierce dissents from three of the court’s liberals. The court voted 5 to 3 to reverse a decision of the Utah Supreme Court that threw out the drug possession evidence seized from Edward Strieff in 2006. The majority agreed South Salt Lake police Officer Douglas Fackrell did not have reasonable suspicion to stop Strieff. But once Fackrell radioed in and found there was an outstanding warrant on Strieff for a traffic violation, his search that turned up the drugs was legitimate. “While Oicer Fackrell’s decision to initiate the stop was mistaken, his conduct thereafter was lawful,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority. He said the intervening discovery of the warrant meant that the search that discovered the drugs was allowed. Justice Stephen Breyer joined the court’s conservatives in the majority. But Breyer’s fellow liberals, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, each wrote blistering dissents, and each was joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “The court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking ticket will forgive a police officer’s violation of your Fourth Amendment rights,” Sotomayor wrote. And writing only for herself and drawing on her “professional experiences,” Sotomayor added that “unlawful ‘stops’ have severe consequences much greater than the inconvenience suggested by the name.” She said that minorities are more likely to be the subjects of such stops, and thus to be treated as “second-class citizens.” Sotomayor mentioned the federal government’s Ferguson

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deal,” he said. “The concern would be if it creates a lot of financial turmoil and that spreads across borders to markets here.” A pro-Brexit vote may cause investors worldwide to repeat the pattern of trading we’ve seen after other scary episodes, such as last summer’s Greek debt crisis. The socalled risk-off trade typically sends stock markets lower as money moves to safe assets like government bonds. Recent risk-of episodes have been short-lived, and many analysts think a Brexit-related sell-off would be similar. Wells Fargo strategists, Christopher said, are watching for a possible buying opportunity after Thursday’s vote. Scott Colbert, head of fixed-income investing at Commerce Trust Co., also thinks U.S. markets are focusing too much on Brexit fears. “This is going to play out probably over decades and it isn’t something you can properly discount right now,” he says. “Near term, all financial assets may go down together, but down the road, I think it will mean very little for us.” The one place that is sure to be hurt by a Brexit vote is Britain itself. The International Monetary Fund has told Britons to expect falling stock prices, lower house prices and probably a recession in 2017 if they vote to leave the EU. That’s a high price to pay for the urge to be left alone.

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Aetna Inc. In the suit, Mercy is alleging that since July 1, 2014, Aetna has either underpaid or failed to pay for services provided to newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. As of Jan. 22, there were about $3.3 million in outstanding claims associated with underpayments and $833,000 for payments that have yet to be made. Mercy alleges that Aetna has paid at lower rates for services performed in the NICU. “Mercy has identified the NICU Claims at issue for Defendants and has repeatedly demanded that Defendants pay the amounts due and owing for the NICU Claims,” the lawsuit states.

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TRACK YOUR STOCKS AND GET THE LATEST NEWS • STLTODAY.COM /BUSINESS Industrial companies led a broad rally in stocks Monday as investors grew more hopeful that Britain will remain in the European Union. A vote on the matter is scheduled for Thursday. Traders have worried about the outcome of the vote in recent weeks.

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Close: $164.47 2.22 or 1.4% Federal prosecutors abruptly moved to dismiss charges that FedEx knowingly delivered illegal prescription drugs to dealers and addicts. $170

Close: $21.06 0.93 or 4.6% China’s second largest e-commerce site announced a deal with Wal-Mart, which will take a 5-percent stake in JD.com. $30 25 M

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HIGH 17946.36 7757.23 686.85 10527.79 4882.15 2100.66 1505.02 21689.17 1167.12

LOW 17736.87 7636.68 677.83 10448.02 4834.51 2075.58 1492.58 21513.36 1146.39

CLOSE 17804.87 7672.62 682.52 10450.03 4837.21 2083.25 1494.98 21522.42 1157.70

CHG. +129.71 +82.78 -4.06 +102.09 +36.87 +12.03 +15.03 +91.28 +13.01

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Esco Technologies

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41.68 40.80 +.41 +1.0 +12.9 +9.4 24

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94.61 74.14

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12.15 11.85 +.07 +0.6 +27.6 +32.2 11

Foresight Energy

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3.80 +0.02 4.44

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2.04 +0.04 2.39

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3.47 +0.04 4.22

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The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.69 percent Monday. Yields affect rates on mortgages and other consumer loans.

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bommaritocadillac.com BUSINESS DIGEST Navy oicials urge ighter OK • The U.S. could see the cost of new Boeing Co. F/A-18E/F Super Hornets rise unless the government approves foreign sales of the jets soon, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said on Sunday. Mabus, in Germany for a NATO exercise in the Baltic Sea, told Reuters he was frustrated by delays in approving the sale of the Boeing jets to a close U.S. ally, warning that this could afect the cost of jets the U.S. Navy still wants to buy. Navy and other defense oicials have said they support the sale of 28 Boeing F/A-18E/F jets to Kuwait for an estimated cost of $3 billion, but this has stalled for nearly a year pending inal White House approval. Mabus said the delays could have an impact on the Navy’s budget plans, since the foreign order was needed to keep the production line running eiciently. The U.S. Congress is expected to approve funding for as many as 16 Boeing F/A-18 jets as part of the Navy’s budget request for iscal 2017, which begins Oct. 1, but that would give Boeing less than the two jets a month it says needs for economical production. The Kuwaiti order would have illed the gap. Bayer apologizes • Bayer AG’s crop science division apologized on Monday for a tweet that suggested reduced meat demand could beneit the environment, in a bid to appease outraged farmers who buy the company’s seeds and chemicals. The tweet, published on the oicial Bayer Crop Science (@ Bayer4crops) account on Sunday, linked to a Vox.com article that said “going vegetarian can cut your food carbon footprint in half.” The post sparked a backlash on Twitter from North American grain growers who sell much of their

harvests to livestock operations and from farmers who raise animals. A decline in meat consumption would hurt their incomes. The gafe comes as Bayer AG is trying to acquire Creve Coeur-based Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed maker. The potential tie-up has faced resistance from some farmers worried about consolidation in the agriculture sector. California gives conditional OK to merger • The California Department of Managed Health Care approved Aetna Inc.’s acquisition of Humana Inc. with conditions including the insurer’s commitment to keeping premium increases at a minimum in the small group HMO business and to making about $50 million in community investments. Aetna spokesman T.J. Crawford said that the company has agreed to the conditions and that it expects the transaction to close in the second half of 2016. Missouri took a tougher stance on the deal. State regulators plan to bar the combined company from ofering certain health plans, including individual Medicare Advantage, unless the merged business took steps to preserve competition in speciic markets. National antitrust regulators are also reviewing the proposed deal. France versus glyphosate • France will vote on Friday against the continued use of weedkiller glyphosate, its environment minister said, adding to uncertainty over the future of widely used products such as Creve Coeurbased Monsanto’s Roundup in the European Union. The EU license for glyphosate expires at the end of June and, if it is not extended, manufacturers will have six months to phase out

products containing the herbicide. Contradictory indings on the carcinogenic risks of the chemical have pitted farming and chemical lobbies against citizen and environmental groups, making some EU politicians reluctant to approve its continued use. As big EU nations France and Germany abstained from a vote earlier this month, a compromise proposal lacked enough support to be adopted. The matter has now been referred to an appeal committee of political representative of the 28 EU nations, expected on June 24. Bernstein senior analyst Jonas Oxgaard has estimated Monsanto could see earnings reduced by up to $100 million if the EU were to halt glyphosate sales. Wal-Mart sells Chinese online business • Wal-Mart is selling its Chinese online business to the country’s No. 2 e-commerce site in a partnership that it hopes will bolster its presence in the extraordinarily lucrative but increasingly competitive online marketplace. The world’s largest retailer said Monday it is giving JD.com ownership of its Yihaodian e-commerce site in China, including the brand and app. Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club China will open a lagship section on JD.com. Wal-Mart will take a 5 percent stake in JD.com, or nearly 145 million newly issued Class A shares in the company. The move comes as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., based in Bentonville, Ark., is trying to improve its overall business in China, now the fourthlargest international market by sales. Business has been slow and uneven, and it operates just over 400 stores despite entering the country 20 years ago. From wire reports

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Optimism over British vote on staying in EU sends stocks on climb BY MARLEY JAY associated Press

NEW YORK • U.S. stocks rose sharply on Monday as investors grew more hopeful that Britain will remain in the European Union, letting go of fears that have pulled stocks down in the last two weeks. Asian stocks traded higher and indexes in Europe soared as the latest opinion polls and betting markets suggest it’s more likely Britain will stay in the EU than leave it. Britons vote on the matter on Thursday. The British pound rose sharply and investors dumped ultra-safe assets such as U.S. government bonds, gold and utility stocks, sending those prices lower. Machinery and consumer companies jumped, and energy companies rose with the price of oil. Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Northern Trust, said Britain’s status within the EU won’t afect U.S. businesses very much, although it would afect European banks. But he said investors are worried what will happen to the union if Britain does leave. For example, other countries might think about backing out of the EU, doing greater damage to Europe and the global economy. “It’s not the direct effects

that people are worried about, it’s the indirect ones,” he said. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 129.71 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,804.87. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 12.03 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,083.25. The Nasdaq composite gained 36.88 points, or 0.8 percent, to 4,837.21. U.S. stocks were on pace for much larger gains earlier in the day. At one time, the Dow was up 271 points. The pound rose to $1.4693 from $1.4375, a large move. Machinery companies climbed. Aerospace company Boeing added $2.93, or 2.3 percent, to $132.75, and Honeywell advanced $1.14, or 1 percent, to $117.06. General Electric rose 23 cents to $30.83. Consumer stocks rose as investors bet people will spend more on shopping and travel. Amazon gained $7.62, or 1.1 percent, to $714.01, while travel booking site Priceline added $32.72, or 2.5 percent, to $1,341.96, and Nike rose 65 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $54.36. Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose $1.39, or 2.9 percent, to $49.37 a barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, gained $1.48, or 3 percent, to $50.65 a barrel in London. After a six-day losing streak, oil prices are up about 7 percent over the past two days.


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Scare tactics Our view • NRA is afraid that Americans will learn the truth about guns. civilian sales of assault rifles. There’s nothing logical or sensible about “That’s what our soldiers ought to allowing members of the general public carry. I personally don’t think there’s to own military-style firearms and highany need for that kind of weaponry on capacity magazines. These weapons the streets and particularly around the aren’t for hunting animals. They’re schools in America,” McChrystal said. He designed to kill human beings, which they do very well, be it in Fallujah, Iraq, or reiterated the point last week in response to Orlando, noting that 33,599 AmeriOrlando. cans died from gunshot States should be able to wounds in 2014 and that, ban their civilian use. The from 2001 to 2010, 119,246 Supreme Court apparThe second people were murdered ently agrees. On Monday, amendment with guns. justices let stand a lower isn’t under The death toll was “18 court’s ruling upholding times all American combat Connecticut’s right to ban assault. The deaths in the wars in Iraq sales of assault rifles and american and Afghanistan. That is a high-capacity magazines, people are. national crisis,” McChryswhich went into effect tal wrote in a New York after the 2012 slaughter of Times commentary. 20 young children and six The NRA and gun manufacturers don’t adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. want you to hear that message. That’s Six other states also restrict similar sales. why they resort to outlandish scare tacUntil 2004, federal law also banned tics to make Americans believe the public such sales, but Congress bowed to sale of assault rifles is more important overwhelming pressure from the gunthan the lives of school children, theatermanufacturing lobby and restored availgoers or nightclub patrons. ability of these killing machines to the The NRA holds such sway on Capitol general public. Hill that Congress not only rescinded Gun manufacturers do everything the federal assault weapons ban, it has in their power to convince the public threatened to block funding for the Centhat our Second Amendment rights are under attack whenever lawmakers or law ters for Disease Control if it conducts any studies looking into the effects of gun enforcers question the sanity of keeping violence. The NRA doesn’t want you to military-style weapons in general circuknow the facts. lation. Mass shootings drive up gun sales Americans must take their country because the manufacturers’ public-relations arm, the National Rifle Association, back. Reject NRA scare-tactic campaigns. Support common-sense meagoes into hyperdrive, warning: They’re sures to halt gun sales that dramatically coming to take your guns! increase casualty tolls in mass shootings. The Second Amendment isn’t under Civilians don’t need assault weaponry assault. The American people are. and high-capacity magazines. Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrysThe Missouri and Illinois congressiotal, former commander of NATO forces nal delegations need to hear that message in Afghanistan, reacted to the Sandy loud and clear. Hook tragedy by calling for an end to

Tell the area congressional delegation how you feel about guns

MISSOURI Sen. Claire McCaskill 202-224-6154 Mccaskill.senate.gov Sen. Roy Blunt 202-224-5721 Blunt.senate.gov Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. 202-225-2406 Lacyclay.house.gov

Rep. Ann Wagner 202-225-1621 Wagner.house.gov

Sen. Mark Kirk 202-224-2854 kirk.senate.gov

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer 202-225-2956 Luetkemeyer.house.gov

Rep. Mike Bost 202-225-5661 bost.house.gov

ILLINOIS

Rep. Rodney Davis 202-225-2371 rodneydavis.house.gov

Sen. Dick Durbin 202.224.2152 durbin.senate.gov

Rep. John Shimkus 202 225-5271 shimkus.house.gov

yOuR VIeWs • LeTTeRs FROM OuR ReadeRs Efort to ensure gender equality continues in Missouri, the U.S. I was honored to be chosen as part of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) delegation to the White House’s United State of Women Summit earlier this month. As a member of the AAUW Ballwin Chesterfield Branch, I have been on the front lines in Missouri, fighting for gender equity issues including equal pay; campus sexual assault; paid leave; science, technology, engineering and math education, and more. It was humbling to be given the opportunity to talk to so many women from other areas of the country that are fighting for the same issues that AAUW members know all too well. For instance, women in Missouri are paid on average 79 cents of what men are paid. Without an updated federal equal pay law like the Paycheck Fairness Act, it is up to the states to act to close the gender pay gap. St. Louis area AAUW members have worked tirelessly on stronger equal pay laws in Missouri. This summit gave us the opportunity to spotlight successes in our communities while focusing on other ways to support women and families. I was grateful to represent the AAUW branches in St. Louis, the state of Missouri, and, with others in our community, to share the amazing work that is going on in Missouri. I know I am only one voice, but together with other women and men, our voices will become a movement to make gender equality a reality not only for people in Missouri but nationwide. Karen Francis • Bridgeton Chairwoman, AAUW national public policy committee

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Public business, private chats Our view • Missouri must keep the ‘public’ in Public Service Commission. Let’s stipulate that regulating public utilities in Missouri is a terribly complicated job, even when you have a staff of 190 people to help you. The level of detail involved is mind-boggling, and precious little in the regulatory review process makes it easy for the public to understand how the business works. That said, there’s no good reason for the Missouri Public Service Commission to relax its rules so commissioners and staff can have private meetings with utility executives, lawyers and lobbyists. However, at its meeting this month, the PSC voted to solicit comments about relaxing rules governing so-called ex parte communications — private discussions involving only one side of the public’s business. (To comment, go to psc.mo.gov, or write to P.O. 360, Jefferson City MO 65102. Refer to File No. AW-2016-0312.) There’s no reason why, if a meeting is going to be held, it can’t involve someone from the Office of Public Counsel, the understaffed state agency that represents consumers before the PSC. Current rules require 48-hour notice and that the Office of Public Counsel be invited, plus commissioners have to make public what was discussed. What’s the problem? Apparently during the final week of the legislative session, when Ameren Missouri was pushing a bill that essentially would have locked in automatic rate increases, changes were coming so fast and furious that 48 hours’ notice was

difficult. It should be noted that this enormously complicated, 65-page bill wasn’t introduced until the legislative session was half over. There was very little chance for committee hearings and public comment. Had Ameren introduced it early in the session, there would have been plenty of time for public conversations at the PSC and other forums. Sadly, this is how a lot of the public’s business, and not just utility business, gets done in Jefferson City. The ex parte rules were put in place some 10 years ago, during Gov. Matt Blunt’s administration, when the then-chairman of the PSC convened private meetings in the Capitol among legislative leaders, utility executives and corporate lobbyists. Consumer representatives, including the public counsel, were not invited. When the public counsel complained, the governor fired him. It was a black eye for the PSC, which vowed to sin no more and instituted the rules it now wants to get rid of. That would be another black eye. A job on the five-member PSC is a political plum, carrying a salary of $105,570 a year. Right now it’s made up of a former legislative aide to Gov. Jay Nixon and four former state senators. Commissioners frequently go on to better-paying jobs in regulated industries. If they want to resign and cash in, fine. In the meantime, they should remember that the “P” in PSC doesn’t stand for “private.”

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I am writing to make everyone aware of an overlooked policy that some nursing homes have. If you have a loved one in a nursing home and they die before the month is up, you have to formally request a refund of any unused funds. This happened to me recently. When I signed a loved one into a nursing home, I had to pay one month in advance. I asked if I would get a refund if he did not live for a month. I was assured I would get one but it would take four to six weeks because the check would come from the corporate oice. I paid $5,200 for one month. After waiting for four weeks, I called the nursing home to see when the check would be coming. I was told I had to make a formal request to get a refund, so I made the formal request and was told it would be sent to “corporate.” I waited a few weeks longer and again called to check on the refund. They called back and said the bookkeeper had forgotten to work on it. My brother died on Nov. 11, 2015, and it took me several phone calls and emails to get my refund of $3,500 in February. I had to speak to the administrator of the nursing home to get this done. I filed a complaint with the state attorney general on this policy and they felt that because I had persisted and received my refund there was nothing they could help me with. I believe someone should go over the policies of these places and see what happens to the money if it is not formally requested. Does the nursing home just keep it? Does the corporation keep it? I hope this letter reaches others in my position. Carol Bournstein • Waterloo, Ill.

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Illinois governor can restore hope to the state’s autistic children It has been more than a month since Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner received Senate bill 2038, a bipartisan measure that provides critical short-term funding for social and human service agencies. For more than 30 days, the governor has had the opportunity, with one stroke of a pen, to stop the bleeding for thousands of organizations that care for vulnerable Illinois residents. How much longer will his inaction cause suffering for innocent people? For the Hope Institute, the measure includes nearly $2 million in partial funding for the Autism Program of Illinois (TAP), which hasn’t received state funding in 11 months. The lack of state support has caused the TAP network to unravel, leaving thousands of children with autism, who rely on state funding to receive critical treatment, out in the cold. As a result, many autism centers have closed or reduced operations. Those that remain operating are forced to turn away families that don’t have the ability to pay. Each day that these children go without services decreases their chances of reaching full potential. For more than a decade, The Autism Program of Illinois had been a beacon of hope for families touched by autism. The governor’s signature on this bill would give them some of that hope back. Clint Paul • Springield, Ill. President and CEO, The Hope Institute for Children and Families Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/ letters

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Because it is more profitable and lucrative to treat than it is to prevent them. Other advanced nations realized long ago that profit should not be the motive for a health care system. (In 2009, Stephen Hemsley, CEO of United Healthcare was paid over $100 million in compensation.) According to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, in 2015 the U.S. spent over $8,700 per person on health care, more than twice what’s spent in most economically developed nations, and yet ranked 37th in quality of health care for citizens. I propose we look to other countries like Switzerland and Singapore, where health care outcomes are better, standards higher and treatment is of the highest quality, to solve the problems and tremendous burden we are sufering. Switzerland spends less than 3 percent of its gross domestic product for health care. We spend nearly 8 percent of our gross domestic product. Despite this apparent stinginess, the Swiss have achieved universal coverage for their citizens. The Swiss have access to the latest technology, just as Americans do, and with comparably low wait times. And the Swiss are among the healthiest people on earth. We need to wake up and recognize that we as a nation can have quality health care like the rest of the world at far less cost if everyone, rich and poor, is willing to make changes. These changes will be uncomfortable for some, causing a reduction in profit, and will cause some to lose their livelihood, but with help we can mitigate the efects of this change. We can work together to make the focus of our system preventive medicine of the highest quality at a lower cost available to every citizen in our country. We can do this and more importantly, we should do this. Dennis Guilliams • Ladue

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Where’s the common sense when it comes to guns and abortion? Violence • Because of voter apathy, we have the leaders we deserve. BY STACEY NEWMAN

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REPEAT, RETREAT, RELOAD Laws • With no common ground to land on in this debate, we’re all falling into the loopholes. KATHLEEN PARKER Washington Post

The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate. In the wake of the horrific murders of 49 people in an Orlando gay nightclub, America is re-enacting the usual drama: Politicians repeat past arguments, citizens retreat into their routines, killers reload. Senate Democrats and Republicans were scheduled to roll out four gun-control bills — two from each side — attached as amendments to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill. But, as in the past, the most anyone can seem to agree upon, including the National Rifle Association, is that terrorists shouldn’t have guns. Well, it’s something. I guess. The holdup, as always, is how to balance the right to bear arms with the right to avoid being killed by a nut with a semi-automatic weapon. This shouldn’t be too terribly hard to figure out, though you’d think we were cave dwellers trying to map the human genome. But seriously, what’s really on the line here? A few hours or days of inconvenience for someone who wants to buy a gun. In a nutshell, that’s it. Democrats want to close loopholes at gun shows by requiring universal background checks. And California Sen. Dianne Feinstein had proposed a previously defeated “no-fly, no-buy” bill that would prevent people on terrorist watch lists from buying a gun.

Not so fast. In a separate version of this idea, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn had proposed that the attorney general can delay a gun purchase for anyone who has been part of a terrorism investigation in the past five years — but only for three days. Democrats say this is too limiting. Seriously, esteemed senators: You can’t figure this out? Make it five days, make it a week. But for heaven’s sake, make it work. Republicans argue that people may be erroneously placed on the watch list and therefore be denied due process. Democrats argue that due process will be “baked into it,” whatever that means. Another bill backed by Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley would allow terror suspects to buy a weapon but would ensure that the FBI be notified. Okaaaaaay. This makes zero sense and has cover-your-rear-guard written all over it. Essentially, it protects the terrorist’s Second Amendment rights while pretending to protect Americans. But to work, the FBI would need to conduct 24/7 surveillance lest the possible terrorist become a real one and slaughter his co-workers at his company’s annual Christmas party. Meanwhile, the question remains whether a ban on military-style assault weapons that expired in 2004 should be reinstated. Hillary Clinton has called for renewing the ban. Donald Trump, though he tweeted his support for “no-fly, no-buy” legislation, has promised to preserve Americans’ right to keep their assault weapons. I admit to having no interest in owning, if this constitutes a bias. But as someone raised around guns — and whose lawyer-father tutored me that “An unnecessary law is always a

bad law” — I appreciate the tension between my right to survive an act of terror and another’s to tend his own business. As always, every debate ultimately centers on: Where on the continuum of constitutional rights does one person’s interpretation of the Second Amendment become secondary to another’s right to survive said interpretation? Is it not logical, however, that the right of the greatest number of people to survive supersedes the right of a relatively few who wish to own weapons intended to inflict mass casualties? Obviously, the vast majority of people who buy assault weapons don’t intend to kill anybody. But just as obviously, many of those who have killed massively had access to them. Adam Lanza, who killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, very likely would have been less successful but for his Bushmaster .223 caliber model XM15 rifle with its 30-round capacity magazine. Lanza fired off 154 shots in five minutes. As a way of reframing the conversation, is it not possible to create both a good and necessary law? We now live in a world that requires a certain kind of law to address a specific kind of problem. It isn’t only terrorists in our midst but loopholes that allow bad actors of all faiths, ethnicities and races (not just radical Islamists) to buy firearms, including assault weapons. Closing those loopholes and ridding society of weapons we know to be mass-killing machines are the least — and the only sane things — we should do. Kathleen Parker kathleenparker@washpost.com Copyright The Washington Post

lobby-controlled Congress, Our hearts hang heavy with we have a similar legislature the news of the shooting in Missouri. Serving in the tragedy June 12 in Orlando. GOP supermajority House, The attack in the Pulse nightclub specifically target- I’ve seen popular measures, such as background checks ing the LGBT community killed 49 and injured dozens, on gun sales and attempts to keep guns from felons and making it the biggest mass domestic abusers not even shooting in recent U.S. hisassigned to a committee tory. The FBI categorizes until the last day of session. mass shootings as four or Missouri House Speaker more people killed in one Todd Richardson ignores incident, not including the that at least 80 percent of perpetrator. Missourians, including gun You may not know that owners and NRA members, five other mass shootings support common sense prohave occurred since that posals that will save lives. tragedy, or that at least 121 Last December I prehave been shot and killed around the country since the filed HB1397, which would make it as difficult to buy nightclub attack, includa gun as it is to access an ing four kids younger than abortion in Missouri. With 14. We cannot fathom the our state being one of the horror of a gunman with an most restrictive on aborassault weapon intent on tion, with 72-hour waits, killing innocent people in a signed parental consent and crowded nightclub because pre-visits with physicians, it we just can’t. seemed a good idea that gun In reality,we also cannot absorb gun deaths happening purchasers face the same limits. I mirrored Missouri’s around us,indiscriminately current abortion statutes taking place in the next zip and included mandatory code.Some neighborhoods meetings with families know violence weekly.One can be shot in a public school, affected by gun violence and movie theater,medical clinic, a provision that a buyer had to travel at least 120 miles place of business,a church, to a gun shop, the average nightclub,on a college campus,in your home — no loca- distance a woman must go to Missouri’s one abortion tion is immune. clinic. People being shot simply The news of HB1397 travbecause they are patients in a eled virally across the counmedical clinic, or even doctors being murdered because try thanks to Gail Collins, New York Times columnist, they are providing medical reaching thousands of supcare is absurd. We watched last fall as a gunman stormed porters. They understand the GOP hypocrisy in making it the Planned Parenthood harder for women seeking clinic in Colorado Springs, a constitutionColo., killing three, ally protected including a police medical procedure officer. We also than reducing will never forget lives lost to gun the 2009 stalking violence. The and shooting of GOP’s allegiance Dr. George Tiller to the gun lobby as in Wichita, Kan., Republicans accept because he was an millions of dollars abortion provider. in contributions As I live-tweeted explains it all. the nearly 15-hour Newman As heartbroken Senate filibuster and disgusted as we are over gun controls this past about gun violence, we must week, I felt the same disgust for congressional inaction as accept responsibility. Low turnout in primary elections Sen. Christopher Murphy, is our own fault. Through D-Conn. Representing Sandy Hook school shooting inaction and apathy, we get the leaders we deserve. families, he said he “could We must demand that not live with himself if the elected representatives of Senate did nothing again both parties care about — could not look at himself people, not gun industry in the mirror if he did not profit. take a stand.” By the end, 39 With at least 6,118 gun Democrats and two GOP deaths so far in the U.S. in Senators participated with 2016 alone, it’s clear that Murphy, who as the leader, prayers and moments of was not allowed to sit or eat silence are worthless withanything besides candy the out real action — on Election entire filibuster. In the end, Day and by leaders in office the GOP leadership agreed right now. to allow several gun violence prevention bills to have a floor vote. Missouri state Rep. Stacey Newman, a I completely understand Democrat, represents the 87th District. Murphy’s anger and frustra- She can be reached at Stacey.newman@ house.mo.gov tion. Besides having a gun

Hitler? his campaign season, the comparison is fair History • We cannot be political bystanders: We must heed lessons from the past so we don’t repeat mistakes.

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Yes, Hitler. Some of you questioned my evocation of history’s great villain in a recent column on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s surrender to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. I likened Ryan to Franz von Papen, a German politician who helped Adolf Hitler rise to power under the naive delusion that he could control him. A handful of Trump fans found that, as one put it,“a bit of a stretch.” One guy expressed his skepticism through the timehonored expedient of the triple punctuation mark: “Hitler???” Yes, Hitler. Not that their dubiousness is unreasonable. In recent years, Hitler and the Holocaust have popped up in political debate as routinely

as dandelions on the lawn. One man said having to tack a “No Smoking” sign on his building was like being a Jew forced to wear a yellow star; another claimed popular anger over the excesses of the rich was reminiscent of Kristallnacht. Almost by definition, Hitler and Holocaust comparisons trivialize that era and reveal the ignorant insensitivity of those who make them. But the key word there is “almost.” Because for the record, I’m not the only one who sees the shadow of Germany in the 1930s over America in the 2010s. Once again, a clownish demagogue bestrides the political landscape, demonizing vulnerable peoples, bullying opponents, encouraging violence, offering simplistic, strongman solutions to complex problems, and men and women who bear more moral authority on this subject than I ever could, see something chilling and familiar in him. “I don’t want to make any comparison to Hitler, but believe

it or not his delivery and the way he conducts himself is very similar to Hitler’s way of doing things. He discredits everybody who disagrees with him. He’s insulting. He discriminates against everybody.” So says Martin Weiss. He’s a survivor of Auschwitz. “It is repeating itself and it is again the inattention that people pay to real cues that one should understand. … I think one has to

speak up. And that’s the one lesson from the Holocaust. Do not be a bystander.” So says Margit Meissner, who fled occupied France on foot through the Pyrenees. Like Weiss, she spoke in January to Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. Then there is Eva Schloss, who in January said of Trump,“I think he is acting like another Hitler. …” Schloss, who spoke to Newsweek, was the stepsister of Anne Frank. No, I don’t predict a new Holocaust if Trump bamboozles America into electing him. But some new calamity, inconceivable to us now, but repulsive to the values we claim to hold dear, does seem certain. And that raises a question: If one should never be too quick to make comparisons to Germany in the 1930s, is it not also important, on the rare occasions it is merited, to make sure one is not too slow? One reason, after all, that no one saw Hitler for what he was is that people simply could not conceive of anything as preposterously monstrous as what eventually

occurred. They took refuge in the assurance — the false assurance, as it turned out — that reason would eventually reassert itself. The failure of imagination is often a component in tragedy. That’s why I’ve always declined to blame the Bush administration for 9/11. Before that, who could have conceived of fanatics using jetliners as missiles? But afterward is another story. Once you have seen for yourself that the unthinkable is not, it moves from the arena of imagination to that of history. And then, you must use it to understand where we are and help chart where we should — and should not — be going. You can’t blame people who didn’t realize what Hitler was. They had never seen anything like him before. You and I, however, have no such excuse. Leonard Pitts Jr. lpitts@miamiherald.com Copyright The Miami Herald Distributed by Tribune Content Agency LLC


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On June 19, 2016. Beloved mother of Terri (the late Roger) Meeks, Christine (Kevin) Ahlbrand, Tommy Heisler & Karen Erb; Loving grandmother of Rodney, Rachel, Tara, Sam, Jennifer & Adam and great-grandmother of Natalyn, Emma & Isabella; Dear sister of Jack (Lois) Gravat, Peggy (Bob) Stelloh and the late Paul Gravat; Our aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral Mass Wednesday 11:30 am at Mary Queen and Mother Center (7601 Watson Road). Interment Calvary Cemetery. VISITATION TUESDAY 4pm to 8pm at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS FUNERAL HOMES - South County, 4830 Lemay Ferry Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cardinal Ritter Senior Services or the Alzheimers Association. Condolences and more information at www.ziegenheinfuneralhome.com.

Brown, Joseph A. Saturday, June 18, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline Brown (nee Hemmen); dearest father of Karen (Tom) Warth, Steve (Debbie), Jerry (Pat) and Tim (JoAnn) Brown, Carol (Harvey) Effan and the late Joseph Brown Jr.; loving grandfather of 15; great-grandfather of 14; our dear uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral at KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., Wednesday, June 22, 11:00 a.m. Interment Park Lawn cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 4-8 p.m.

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Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Beloved husband of Frances Chianta (Biondo) for 53 years; dearest father of Maria Chianta and Rose (Chris Gunter) Chianta; loving grandfather of Giancarlo Chianta and Joseph Gunter; dear brother of Paola, Rosetta and the late Melina, Paolo, Salvatore, Angelo and Gino; our dear brother-in-law, uncle, Godfather and friend. Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY Chapel, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd., on Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Catholic Church for an 11 a.m. Mass. Services will conclude at church. Memorials to American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association appreciated.

Christian, Genevieve Marion 87, Visitation Wed., 4-8; Funeral Thurs. 9:30 @ Archway Memorial Chapel - Hazelwood. Interment Nat'l Cemetery. www.archwaychapel.com

Deida, Margaret A. (nee Simmons) fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Beloved wife of William M. Deida. Loving mother of Casey (Aaron) Swearngin, Kristin (Brandon) Babcock, Meghan (Joey) Newton, Caitlin Conner, Erin (fiancé Ryan Kanatzar) Conner and Derek (Carli) Evermore and Elena Deida; cherished Mama of Blake and Ava Babcock; dearest sister of Linda (Dan) Klostermann, David (Jessica) Simmons and Donald (Kathleen VanDoren) Simmons; dearest and longest friend to Christopher Simonds; our dear aunt, cousin and friend to many. Services: Funeral from KUTIS SOUTH COUNTY CHAPEL 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd. Thursday, June 23, 9:15 a.m. to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment St. Paul Churchyard Cemetery. Contributions to the American Red Cross greatly appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.

Fell, Robert J. Sunday, June 19, 2016. Beloved husband of Colleen Fell (nee McClain); dear father of Julie Pelker, Melanie (Kevin) Domkoski, Marcie (Robert) Huner, Julie (Scott) Leazott, Tina (Jason) Foster and Carrie Fell; dear grandfather of Emilie, Zack, Raelynn, Mitchell, Eddie, Aubrey, Gus and Zoey; our dear brother, brotherin-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. Interment National Cemetery. Member of Meat Cutters Local 88, American Legion Post 111. Contributions to Disabled American Vets, 400 S. 18th St., Room 119, St. Louis, MO 63103 appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 3-8 p.m.

Giraudo, Margie P. (nee Frey), Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on Friday June 17, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Peter J. Giraudo. Dear mother of Dianne (Frank) Bugler and Don (Bev) Giraudo. Loving grandmother of 8, great grandmother of 13. Our dear sister, aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Visitation Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass 11:00 a.m. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 4200 Delor. St. Louis. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Parkinson 1415 Elbridge Payne Road Suite 150 Chesterfield, MO 63017. Condolences may be offered at www.hoffmeistercolonial.com.

(nee Ahrens), died Sat 6/18/16. Wife of the late Thomas; mother of Mary Jo (the late Mark) Schulte, Brenda (Tim) Riley, Shirley, Thomas (Diana) McTigue and Kathy (Rick) Hess; grandmother of 9. Sister of Dorothy Boxdorfer, Sally Bryant and the late Fr. William, Ray, Bernie and Gene Ahrens. Dear aunt, cousin, sister, sister-in-law and friend to many. Services: Funeral from Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary Fri. 6/24/16 11:00 a.m. for Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 a.m. St John the Baptist Church. Interment Jefferson Barracks. Visitation Thurs. 6/23/16 4-8 p.m. Condolences at www.hoffmeistercolonial.com.

August 23, 1923 - June 19, 2016. Edward R. (Buddy) Samuels died after a brief illness in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Samuels was born in St. Louis to Theodore R. Samuels and Ruth Glaser Samuels. Buddy attended and graduated from Community School in 1935 and from John Burroughs School in 1941. Buddy attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and earned an AB degree as a member of the class of 1945 and an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 1946. During college, he served in the Marine Corps from 1942 to 1946 and served in the Pacific theater, where he was wounded during combat at Iwo Jima and was awarded a Purple Heart. After the Marine Corps, he returned to St. Louis and joined Samuels Shoe Company, which was started by his father, grandfather and uncle. Buddy was the fourth generation member of his family to be in the shoe business. In 1965, Samuels Shoe Company was acquired by Brown Shoe Company. Buddy served as the President of the Samuels Shoe division of Brown Group until he retired in 1984. After the acquisition, Mr. Samuels served on the board of Brown Group. He also served on the board of the (then) Jewish Hospital. Mr. Samuels also served on the first board of the Nursery Foundation of St. Louis. After his retirement, Mr. Samuels headed the special gifts program of the St. Louis chapter of the United Negro College Fund for a number of years. Mr. Samuels is survived by Katherine Rittenberg Samuels, his loving wife of 62 years, four children: Ted Samuels of Pasadena, California, Sallie Samuels of Atlanta, Georgia, Kris Samuels Holmes of St. Louis, and Peggy Samuels of Union City, New Jersey, and eight grandchildren. Mr. Samuels is also survived by his sister, Ruth Samuels Villalovos and his stepsister, Edna Lee Rosenheim. Services: in honor of Buddy will be held Wednesday, June 22, 11:30 AM at New Mt. Sinai Cemetery Mausoleum, 8430 Gravois Road. The family will hold a reception in celebration of Buddy's life at Westwood Country Club on Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Buddy's honor to John Burroughs School (755 South Price Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63124) or to Barnes Jewish Hospice Foundation (BJC Hospice Foundation, PO Box 957421, St. Louis, Missouri 63195-7421). A RINDSKOPF-ROTH SERVICE

Morgan, Wayvo T. "Chic" Monday, June 20, 2016. Beloved husband of Maude Morgan (nee Goggin); loving father of Pam (Bruce) Heape, Stacy (Anthony) Lupo and the late Mike Morgan and Christine (surviving Mike) Treadway; proud grandfather of Joseph Lupo and the late Michael Karnes; dear brother of the late Charles (surviving Jean) Morgan; our dearest brotherin-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend to many. Chic loved God, family and country, in that order. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois, Thursday, June 23, 9:30 a.m. Interment at Sunset Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the U.S.O. or V.F.W. appreciated. Visitation Wednesday, 3-8 p.m.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Loving daughter of the late Anthony and Sophie Wesolowski. Dearest sister of the late Raymond Wesolowski, Sr. Loving sister-in-law of Theresa Wesolowski. Cherished aunt of Rose Wesolowski and Raymond Wesolowski, Jr. Dearest cousin of Dorothy Woosley, and friend to many. Virginia worked for Brown Shoe Company, American Beauty, Brooks Paper Company, and worked in the Food Service Industry, including Finningers Catering, and various North County Restaurants. Virginia was a gifted soloist at the Shrine of St. Joseph for many years. She took great delight in singing at weddings, and music was her life. Now she will be singing in "God's Choir". She served God in many capacities at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church as a member of the Choir, Altar Society, a gardener, and worked and cooked in the Rectory. She was the Our Lady of Good Counsel Woman's Counsel, Woman of Achievement in January, 1989. Virginia was a very loving, generous, and caring person who will be deeply missed. She was a great lover of animals. Janie lived her life to the fullest, and remained active into her later years. Services: Funeral Thursday, June 23, 9:00 a.m. from the Stygar Florissant Chapel, 13980 New Halls Ferry Rd. Florissant to The Shrine of St. Joseph, 1220 N. 11th Street, St. Louis for a 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.stygar.com

Rucknagel, Melba (nee Oerter), Asleep in Jesus Saturday, June 18, 2016. Loving wife for 48 years to the late Leland Rucknagel; devoted herself to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was happiest in their presence. Dear mother of Leland (Betty) Rucknagel, Marcia (Stuart) Obermann and the late Marlene Ludwig; dear mother-inlaw of Richard (Mary) Ludwig; dear sister of Carol Otte and the late Herbert Oerter; dear grandmother of Kelly (Olivia), Kyle (Shannon), Bryan (Amanda), Kristen (Jeff), Scott (Summer), Lauren (Adam) and the late Eric Obermann; our dear greatgrandmother of 12; aunt, cousin and friend. Services: Visitation will be held at the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens Friday, June 24, from 10:00 a.m. until service time 11:00 a.m. Interment St. Paul's Churchyard. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Eric S. Obermann Foundation or to the Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens appreciated. A KUTIS AFFTON SERVICE.

age 93, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at St. Anthony's de Greeff Hospice House. He is now reunited with his wife, Anna Rose (Sissy) Windle (nee: Kieffer). Father of Patricia A. Timberman (Ramon), Daniel E. Windle, Jr. (Robbie), Kathleen G. Skarstad (David), Nancy J. Alles (Richard), Michael T. Windle (Rebecca), Deborah D. Jackson (David), James P. Windle (Sheila). Loving grandfather of 14; great-grandfather of 15 and great-great-grandfather of 3; dearest uncle, cousin and friend. Services: Memorial service will be held at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road, Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2:30 p.m., preceded by visitation 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Inurnment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dan's name may be made to: Stray Rescue of St. Louis. The Stracks Fund, 2320 Pine Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 or Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Washington Univ. Sch. of Medicine, Campus Box 8111 4488 Forest Park Blvd., Ste. 130 St. Louis, MO 63108. Please share memories and offer condolences at hoffmeistersouthcounty.com

Baptized into the Hope of Christ's Resurrection on Friday, June 17, 2016. Beloved wife for 50 years of William L. Woodard; dear aunt of Nancy Bryan, Ellen Knittel, Arthur Hollrah, Jan Martin, Jill Hollrah and Susan Rasch; dear great-aunt and a dear friend to many. Mrs. Woodward was educated at Sacred Heart schools in San Francisco and was a graduate of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was a lover of French culture and cuisine and spoke French fluently. Services: The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clayton, Meramec at Maryland on Thursday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the charity of one's choice. The family will receive friends at THE LUPTON CHAPEL, 7233 Delmar, University City on Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A SERVICE OF THE LUPTON CHAPEL

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Rascovar, David June 19, 2016, age 88. Beloved husband of the late Louise D. Rascovar for 64 years. Loving father of Lee (Linda) Rascovar and Sherry (Cathy) Rascovar. Beloved grandfather of Alexander Rascovar. Dear great grandfather of Vera Rascovar. Beloved brother of Shirley (the late Dan) Manekin and the late Robert (JoAnn) Rascovar. Our dear uncle, cousin and friend. David served his country during WWII and the Korean War. He had a smile that lit up the room, was a kind and gentle man, and never met a stranger. David's legacy lives on through his family and friends and he will be missed by all who knew him. Services: Graveside service Wednesday, June 22, 10:00 AM at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery, 9125 Ladue Road. Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. A RINDSKOPF-ROTH SERVICE

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Mueller, Glenn A. Friday, June 17, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Lucille A. Mueller (nee Huenergarth); loving father of Karen (Charles) Watts and the late Elaine McMillan; dear fatherin-law of Robert McMillan; adoring grandfather of Alan (Shirley), Eric (Kathryn) Watts and Jeffrey (Donna) McMillan; cherished great-grandfather of 9; our dearest uncle, greatuncle, cousin and friend. Glenn was a retiree from RogerSchmidt Engineering Co. He was a member of Meridian Lodge #2, Scottish Rite 32ndº, K.C.C.H., York Rite, Moolah Shriners and Engineers Club of St. Louis. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd. on Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. Interment at Sunset Cemetery. Memorials to the Shriners Hospital for Children, appreciated. Visitation Thursday 4-6 p.m.

husband of Donna Seubert, died at his home on Saturday, June 18th, 2016 following a brief illness. He was 86 years old. He was born in St. Louis, MO, on May 20, 1930, son of the late Alice (Walton) Seubert and the late Eugene Seubert. Fred graduated from Ben Blewett High School in St. Louis, MO in 1948, and later earned a bachelors' degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters in Mathematics from University of Illinois. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 - 1957. Fred married Donna Marie Jackson on September 29, 1959, and she survives. Also surviving are Fred's son William Seubert, (wife Laurie), O'Fallon, MO, his daughter Alice Seubert Palazzolo (husband Martin), Norman, OK, and his two grandsons Alexander Seubert and Lucas Seubert. Fred's brother James Seubert of Portland, OR also survives. Services: Visitation will be held at Pitman Funeral Home in Wentzville, MO. on Wednesday, June 22 at 9:00 AM, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM. He will be laid to rest at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery; a brief committal ceremony will be held at the cemetery at 1:00 PM on the 22nd. pitmanfuneralhome.com

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Minorities still mired in housing slump Ownership drop could hinder growth for years ASSOCIATED PRESS

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the U.S. housing bubble peaked a decade ago, soon to burst with far-reaching consequences, the pain was particularly severe for black and Hispanic Americans. A disproportionate number of minorities succumbed to subprime mortgages and foreclosures and lost their homes. The drop in homeown-

ership has grown so severe that it could impede wealth creation for generations of minority families, said Antoine Thompson, executive director of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the nation’s oldest minority trade association. “We lost a lot of wealth,” Thompson said. “We are reaching epidemic and crisis levels in black America.” The decline dovetails with a broader shift toward renting in the aftermath of the housing bust. An analysis by the Associated Press has found that rising rental costs and stagnant pay are making it harder to save to buy a

home. Longtime homeowners, by contrast, have enjoyed rising home equity and lighter mortgage bills resulting from lower mortgage rates. The problem is most pronounced among minorities who already had lower ownership rates before the bubble. Actions such as “redlining” — which for decades denied loans to minorities — excluded black neighborhoods from governmentbacked mortgages. This made it harder for minorities to buy even as the U.S. economy surged after World War II and over-

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all homeownership rates climbed. Many minority homeowners who bought or refinanced during the bubble eventually became trapped by predatory mortgages, some requiring no money down and monthly payments that eventually ballooned. Just 41.5 percent of black households own their homes, down from nearly 50 percent in late 2004, according to the Census Bureau. The share of Hispanic homeowners dropped to 45.3 percent from roughly 50 percent. Both drops were sharper than the decline in white

homeownership — to 72.1 percent from roughly 75 percent. The Urban Institute forecast last year that Hispanic homeownership will rise slightly through 2030 but that black homeownership will tumble to 40 percent by 2030 if U.S. economic growth is about average and 38 percent if growth is slow. Without home equity, it has become disproportionately hard for minorities to borrow to start a business, send their children to college or finance a retirement. In the Boston area, nearly 80 percent of

whites own homes and enjoy a median net worth of $256,500. By contrast, just one-third of AfricanAmericans own a home, and their median net worth is a mere $700, according to a report last year by the Boston Federal Reserve. In Los Angeles, Mexican-Americans have a median net worth of $5,000, and only 45 percent of them own homes, according to a similar analysis by the San Francisco Federal Reserve. Contrast that with the $355,000 median net worth for whites living around Los Angeles, 68 percent of whom own homes.

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A helicopter drops water on a hill near a wildire Monday in Azusa, Calif., Monday. An intense heat wave in the region added to the danger.

A prayer service is held Monday in memory of Member of Parliament Jo Cox at St. Margaret’s Church in London. The mother of two was shot Thursday near Leeds.

Biden takes a swipe at Trump’s views

Taliban suicide bombing kills 14

Warning of a potential surge in anti-Americanism, Vice President Joe Biden tore into Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy on Monday, urging the country not to follow the presumptive Republican nominee down a path of isolationism and bigotry. Though Biden framed his speech to the Center for New American Security in Washington as advice for the next president, his remarks amounted to a point-bypoint rebuttal of Trump on immigration, terrorism and relations with Russia. Biden cautioned against policies, embraced by Trump, that the vice president said would make the U.S. and its neighborhood poorer, less democratic and less secure. “Wielding the politics of fear and intolerance, like proposals to ban Muslims from entering the United States or slandering entire religious communities as complicit in terrorism, calls into question America’s status as the greatest democracy in the history of the world,” Biden said. Hastert set to report to prison • Dennis Hastert’s attorney says the former U.S. House speaker will report to a federal prison in southeastern Minnesota this week to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-money case. Washington-based attorney Thomas Green conirmed Monday in an email that the Illinois Republican will report to the Rochester Federal Medical Center. Hastert has a Wednesday afternoon deadline to report. Federal Judge Thomas Durkin said at Hastert’s April sentencing that the Rochester facility would be

a good it for the 74-yearold, including because it specializes in health care and is near Mayo Clinic. Hastert is diabetic and sufered a stroke last year. Fires erupt amid Western heat wave • New wildires erupted Monday in Southern California and chased people from their homes as an intensifying heat wave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region. Towering columns of smoke rose from the San Gabriel Mountains behind Los Angeles as the ires several miles apart devoured hundreds of acres of brush on steep slopes above foothill suburbs. Police in the city of Azusa ordered hundreds of homes evacuated. Helicopters sucked water out of a reservoir to drop on lames while air tankers bombarded the lanks of the ire with retardant. Oicials had warned of extreme ire danger in the region as the heat wave peaked. In Palm Springs, Calif., the thermometer hit 121 degrees in the early afternoon. The temperature in Phoenix was a record 116. Elsewhere, crews made progress against a nearly week-old blaze in rugged coastal mountains west of Santa Barbara. Prosecution continues in Freddie Gray case • Baltimore’s top prosecutor stood at the top of a sweeping staircase last spring and declared that six police oicers would be held accountable for the broken neck of a 25-year-old black man whose death in custody set the city on ire. State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was unequivocal that day: Freddie Gray, she said, “sufered a severe and critical neck injury as a result of being handcufed,

shackled by his feet and unrestrained inside of the BPD wagon.” A year and three trials later, the state has yet to secure a conviction. One oicer was acquitted, another’s trial ended in a hung jury, and in closing arguments Monday, prosecutors all but abandoned their central theory — that Oicer Caesar Goodson intended to give Gray a “rough ride” after he tried to run from police. Goodson, who is also black, declined to speak with investigators and did not take the stand. Illinois law would create council for Muslims • Illinois could become the irst state in the U.S. with a law giving MuslimAmericans a formal voice in state government. The Chicago Tribune reports that a bill approved by the Legislature would create a 21-member Illinois Muslim-American Advisory Council. It’s awaiting Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature. The governor’s oice said he’s reviewing it. Muslim leaders said it would send a welcoming message to Muslims. The governor and legislative leaders would appoint council members. Zika vaccine to get human testing • An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from U.S. health oicials. Inovio Pharmaceuticals said Monday it received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to begin early-stage safety tests of its DNAbased vaccine against the mosquito-borne virus. Associated Press

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital of Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security oicial said. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, a bomb rigged to a motorbike killed 10 Afghan civilians during morning rush hour in a busy market. A second Taliban bombing in Kabul killed an Afghan civilian and wounded ive people, including a provincial council member who was the intended target of that attack, authorities said. The Nepalese were on their way to the Canadian Embassy, where they work as guards, when the explosion took place on Monday morning, according to a Nepalese guard who was wounded in the attack. Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion condemned the attacks, including the one that killed the security guards, and ofered condolences. Iran says it disrupts terrorist plot • Iran said Monday that it broke up one of the “biggest terrorist plots” ever on its soil by Sunni extremists planning bombings in Tehran and elsewhere, emphasizing that the Shiite power could be facing threats at home for its military actions in Iraq and Syria. Iran faces several lowlevel insurgencies, but a major militant attack hasn’t struck Tehran since the years immediately following its 1979 Islamic Revolution. That fact, coupled with authorities’ suggestions the Sunni militants of the Islamic State group may be behind the plot, signiicantly raises the danger that Iran could face the same

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Regular walker until 101, dies at 105 BY TIM O’NEIL st. Louis Post-dispatch

Marie Louise “Mim” Gagnepain told her pastor she was tired. She made it to Sunday Mass as usual but, at age 100, needed to rest. So do plenty of considerably younger people after the walk from the parking lot. Mrs. Gagnepain’s walk was the half-mile trek from her home, as she had done for decades. “She walked five miles each day for exercise even when she was 90. She cut back to two and a half miles at 95,” said the Rev. Bill Kempf, pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church in Normandy. “If you can still walk to church at 100, you’re pretty amazing. She was vibrant.”

Mrs. Gagnepain, who stopped walking to church about four years ago, died Thursday (June 16, 2016) at her home in Normandy. She was 105. Gagnepain Relatives said they believed she sufered a stroke a few days before her death. Mrs. Gagnepain had lived in Normandy since she was 2 years old. She graduated from the former Loretto Academy, 3407 Lafayette Avenue in St. Louis, and worked downtown as a stenographer for a candy company. In 1930, she married Charles Gagnepain of Chester, Ill., at St. Ann church. He was a partner in a small soft-drink business and died in 1981.

Relatives cared for her at home, where she had lived since 1938. She is survived by three sons, Charles Gagnepain Jr. of St. Peters, Ron Gagnepain of south St. Louis County and Gary Gagnepain of St. Charles; a daughter, Mary Pohlman of Clayton; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat grandchildren. Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Friday at St. Ann Church, 7530 Natural Bridge Road, followed by a memorial Mass at 6 p.m. Mrs. Gagnepain donated her body to the St. Louis University School of Medicine. Tim O’Neil • 314-340-8132 @timoneilpd on Twitter toneil@post-dispatch.com

sectarian violence drowning Iraq and Syria, where its actions have earned the hatred of Sunni hard-liners. “I don’t think anyone should be surprised if anything like this were to happen in Iran,” said Ellie Geranmayeh, a policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. “Iran has made itself a number of enemies. But so far, what has been surprising in Iran is that they’ve managed to contain the threat.” Britain honors slain lawmaker • Britain’s normally raucous House of Commons was given over to tears, roses and warm tributes Monday as legislators urged an end to angry and divisive politics in honor of their slain colleague Jo Cox, who was killed last week. The British pound and global stock markets surged as shock at the death of the pro-Europe Cox seemed to sap momentum from campaigners ighting for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The market surge suggested growing investor conidence that the uncertainty associated with a “leave” vote in Thursday’s referendum would be avoided. Betting houses also shortened the odds that Britain would remain in the 28-nation bloc. Referendum campaigning has resumed with a more somber tone after being suspended for three days following the death of Cox, who was shot and stabbed to death outside a library in her northern England constituency last Thursday. Police have charged a suspect, Thomas Mair, who gave his name during a weekend court appearance as “death to traitors, freedom for Britain.” He appeared in court for a brief hearing by video link Monday from prison, and his lawyer did not seek bail. 6 held in Belgium in foiled train attack • Six people were detained in connection with an attack last year on a Thalys express train to

France that was foiled by three Americans, Belgian authorities said Monday. The Federal Prosecutor’s Oice said six houses in the greater Brussels area were searched in the operation and an investigating judge was to decide later whether the people taken in for questioning should remain in custody. No arms or explosives were found, and the prosecutor’s oice said no further information would be made public. In August 2015, a man on a Thalys train that had just crossed into France from Belgium tried to open ire with an assault rile but was overpowered by three Americans, two of them of-duty members of the U.S. armed forces. French police termed it an Islamic extremist attack, but the alleged gunman, Ayoub El Khazzani, maintained he wanted to commit a robbery. French authorities have linked El Khazzani to Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the ringleader of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris in November and Brussels in March. New subway line in Rio stalls before Olympics • Seven weeks before the Summer Olympic Games commence, a subway expansion in Rio de Janeiro that was supposed to transport athletes and fans is not done. While Brazilian oicials insist it can still be inished in time, frequent delays, skyrocketing costs, a inancing snag and potential legal wrangling have created doubts. Even if Rio de Janeiro completes the key part of the expansion in time, transportation experts worry it may be too late to adequately test the system before the Aug. 5 Olympics opening ceremony. The launch date has been repeatedly pushed back, with oicials now saying they’ll cut the ribbon four days before competition begins. Associated Press

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The SUV that rolled down a driveway and killed “Star Trek” actor Anton Yelchin was being recalled because the gear shifters have confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly, government records show. Yelchin, 27, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the rebooted series, died Sunday after Yelchin his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee pinned him against a mailbox pillar and security fence at his home, Los Angeles police said. The 2015 model-year Grand Cherokees were part of a global recall of 1.1 million vehicles announced by Fiat Chrysler in April, National Highway Traic Safety Administration records show. Fiat Chrysler, which makes Jeeps, said in a statement Monday that it was investigating and it was premature to speculate on the cause of the crash. It ofered sympathies to Yelchin’s friends and family. Rockettes lighten up show • Madonna has turned to them for a little stage magic. So have Muse and Nine Inch Nails. In search of their own visual bang, companies as diferent as Chevy, Cirque du Soleil, Royal Caribbean and Oakley have sought them out. Now the Canadian-based multimedia production studio Moment Factory faces one of its biggest tests: Its new canvas is literally the largest indoor theater in the world. Producers behind the Radio City Rockettes’ big summer show at the 6,000seat Radio City Music Hall have turned to the group to create jaw-dropping visuals that spill out far past the 100-foot-wide stage. They’ve responded with a heady mix of high-deinition photos, bright animation,

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3-D elements, live-action footage and complex LED sequences. They doubled the number of the venue’s digital projectors to 22. New theme song • Carrie Underwood won’t be “waiting all day for Sunday night” this fall when NBC premieres a new theme song for its prime-time “Sunday Night Football.” The Grammy-winning country star will be singing a new theme song, “Oh, Sunday Night,” during the irst game telecast on Sept. 11 between the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals. The song is based on her 2014 hit country duet “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert, but with new lyrics and additional changes to it the program. Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” had been basis for the program’s theme song since 2006, with various singers such as Pink and Faith Hill. Fred Gaudelli, NBC’s executive producer of “Sunday Night Football” and “Thursday Night Football,” said he knows fans of the Joan Jett song would have wanted them to keep it, but he was looking for an update as the program started its second decade on NBC. New school named for Angelou • A new school in New Jersey will be named for the late poet Maya Angelou. The Jersey City, N.J., school board voted to name the $54.6 million school

building for the celebrated writer and civil rights activist. Angelou, a St. Louis native, died in 2014 at age 86. The Jersey Journal reports Angelou was chosen over President Barack Obama and Fletcher Walker. Walker led a parent-teacher group that lobbied for the new building. Expensive hair • An auction house is expecting a lock of David Bowie’s hair to fetch more than $4,000 this weekend. Heritage Auctions says Bowie’s hair will go on the block Saturday as part of an auction in Beverly Hills, Calif. Heritage says the lock comes from a former employee at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London. She snipped some of Bowie’s hair in the 1980s to create a wig for a wax igure of the singer. Heritage says she kept it as a souvenir. The rock superstar died in January at age 69 after a battle with liver cancer.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Actor Bernie Kopell is 83. Actor Monte Markham is 81. Actress Mariette Hartley is 76. Comedian Joe Flaherty is 75. Actress Meredith Baxter is 69. Actor Michael Gross is 69. Actor Doug Savant is 52. Actress Juliette Lewis is 43. Actor Jussie Smollett is 34. Associated Press

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06.21.2016 • TueSday • M 1

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T H E E A S I E S T WAY T O F I N D A V E H I C L E

Acura

4025 Chevrolet

'12 Acura TL AWD, Nav, White w/Tan, $24,490

BMW

4050

'12 BMW 650xi Convertible, Spt Pkg, 41K, Black, #B7997, $48,990

'05 BMW 530i: V6, FWD, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Leather Heated Front Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, $8,990 #77044B

Buick

4055

'03 Buick LeSabre: Custom, V6, FWD, Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Keyless Entry, CALL TODAY! $5,990 #77235A

'15 Buick Regal: 4 Door, Sunroof, Leather, 15K Miles, GMCertified, $20,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'13 Buick Verano: 4 Cyl, Alloys, 32K Miles, GM Certified, $15,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Cadillac

4060

'11 Cadillac CTS: 4 Dr, AWD, Sunroof, Black, Local Trade, $17,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

4065 Dodge

'13 Chevy Cruze LT: Clean CARFAX, GM Certified, Motor Trend Certified, Balance of Factory Warranty, $12,990 #95063B

'11 Chevy Cruze 1LT: Clean Carfax, 4 Cyl, FWD, Keyless Entry, Turbocharged, Keyless Entry, Satellite Radio, $10,990 #38138B

'12 Chevy Cruze ECO: 4 Cyl, FWD, One Owner Clean CARFAX, 6 Speed Manual, Turbocharged, Spoiler, $9,990 #26298B

'15 Chevy Cruze 2LT: Leather, 15K Miles, GM Certified, $15,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Cruze LT Turbo, 17xxx Miles , GMC Certified, $14,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Impala LTZ: Lmtd, Htd Pwr Lthr Seats, Roof, Aspen Gray, 24K Mi, Bluetooth, Remote Start, Clean Carfax, $17,499 #SC1044

'14 Chevy Impala LS: Limited, V6, FWD, Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Remote Start, OnStar, Alloy Wheels, $14,990 #P8650

'06 Chevy Impala LS: FWD, Clean Carfax, Flex Fuel, Spoiler, V6, Keyless Entry, Premium Sound Syst, $6,990 #P8450A

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'06 Chevy Impala LS: 3.5L V6, FWD, Clean CARFAX, OnStar, Keyless Entry, Premium Sound Syst, $5,990 #75966A

'07 CTS: Black/Black, Roof, Auto, 76K Miles, $11,990

'15 Chevy Impala LTZ: Limited, Sunroof, Black, 19K Miles, GM Certified, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Impala LS: 19K Miles, GMCertified, $20,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'15 Escalade 9K Miles, Black, Has it All, AWD '13 SRX: Luxury, AWD, 30K Mi, Certified, $32,490 '13 XTS: Premium, AWD, 29K Miles, Loaded, Certified, $34,490 '13 CTS Luxury: AWD, Black Diamond, Certified, 37K Miles, $24,990 '13 SRX: Performance: AWD, 30K Miles, Navigation, $34,490 '13 SRX: Luxury, AWD, White, Navigation, 32K Miles, $33,490 '13 SRX: AWD, 30K Miles, Red, Local Trade, $32,490 '16 XTS: Premium AWD, 4K Mi, Thousands off MSRP!! '13 SRX: Performance, AWD, White, Certified, $34,990 '16 SRX: Luxury Collection, 5K Miles, Save!! Just Arrived '11 SRX: Luxury Collection, AWD, Mocha, Local Trade, $21,490 '13 XTS: Luxury, White Diamond, 6K Miles, $34, 990 '13 Cadillac XTS: 4 Dr, 3.6L, Leather, 26K Miles, $26,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 Cadillac ATS: 4 Door, AWD, Turbo, 23K Miles, One Owner, $19,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Chevrolet

4065

'13 Chevy Spark LT: 5 Dr, Auto, Alloys, One Owner, $8,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Sonic LT: 5 Door, Alloys, 12K Miles, GM Certified, $12,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '07 Chevy Aveo LS: 4 Cyl, FWD, Motor Trend Certified, Fuel Efficient, CALL TODAY! $4,990 #38109A

'13 Camaro ZL1 10K Mi., Loaded, Fresh Tires, Local Trade, $46,990

'11 Chevy Malibu LTZ: FWD, V6, Clean Carfax, GM Certified, Low Miles, Leather Heated Front Seats, $13,990 #38000A

'11 Chevy Malibu LT: Auto, FWD, Satellite Radio, Clean CARFAX, Keyless Entry, CALL TODAY! $9,990 #10250C

'13 Chevy Malibu LS: 4 Cyl, White, 18K Miles, One Owner, $15,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Malibu LT: 4 Cyl, 14K Miles, GMCertified, One Owner, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'13 Chevy Volt: One Owner Clean Carfax, GM Certified, Premium Sound System, Keyless Entry, $13,990 #26148A

'13 Chevy Volt: Premium, Navigation, Leather, 22K Miles, GM Certified, One Owner, $17,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Chrysler

'13 Focus ST Leather, Roof, NAV, Recaro Seats, 9K, CALL '15 Ford Focus SE: One Owner Clean CARFAX, Motor Trend Certified, Balance of Factory Warranty, $14,990 #P8655

'13 Ford Focus ST: Leather, Sunroof, Navigation, 11K Miles, $22,990

'07 Ford Focus SE: 4 Door, 4 Cyl, 69K Miles, Sharp, $6,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'13 Ford Fusion Hybrid: 46K Mi., Sunroof, #V15493B, $18,490 '12 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Clean CARFAX, Navigation/GPS, Lthr Heated Front Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, $12,990 #27009B

'14 Ford Fusion SE: Heated Lthr, Sterling Gray, 22K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, Sync Touch Screen, $17,490 #SC1050

4120

'09 Honda Fit Sport: 4 Cyl, FWD, Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Spoiler, Alloys Wheels, CALL TODAY! $8,990 #94927B

'15 Honda Accord: Sport, Alloys, Fog Lights, Honda Certified, Only 7,428 Mi, Special Spt Black Interior, $21,799 #H161024A

'13 Honda Accord LX: 3 At This Price, 34K Mi, Alloys, Bluetooth, Certified, 7Yr/100K Powertrain Warranty, $16,499 #X2873

'13 Honda Accord EX: Sedans, 2 Remain, 33K Mi, Pwr Seat, Moonroof, Smart Key Start, Push Button, 2 Camera, $18,595 #SC1034

'09 Honda Accord EX-L: Low Miles, Leather Heated Front Seats, Mud Guards, Sunroof/Moonroof, $12,990 #94784C

'07 Honda Accord Sedan, V6, Auto, 68K Mi., $13,490 '10 Honda Accord: Coupe, 4 Cyl, FWD, Heated Front Seats, Clean Carfax, Low Mi, Sunroof/Moonroof, $12,990 #10551A

'07 Honda Accord LX: Motor Trend Certified, FWD, Low Miles, Remote Keyless Entry, CALL TODAY! $9,490 #10729A

4070

'14 Chrysler 200: 4 Door, Limited, white, Heated Pwr Lthr Seats, 20K Mi, Remote Start, Alloys, Fog Lights, $14,990 #SC1142

'12 Chrysler 200 LX: Motor Trend Certified, 4 Cyl, FWD, Low Miles, Premium Sound, Warranty, Call Today, $10,990 #25748C

'13 Chrysler 200: Lmtd, V6, Leather, 27K Miles, One Owner, $13,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 Chrysler 300 C: HEMI, Navigation, One Owner, 37K Miles, $20,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Dodge '15 Chevy Camaro LT: Convertible, V6, 16K Miles, GM Certified, $23,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'06 Hummer H3: Adventure, 4x4, 3.5L, 98K Miles, Warranty, $15,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Honda

'10 Chevy Malibu LT: Clean CARFAX, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Remote Start, Low Miles, Call Today, $10,990 #P8663

4085 Honda

'13 Dodge Dart GT: Ltd, Maximum Steel Metallic, Nav, Sunroof, Bluetooth, Camera, CALL TODAY $14,599 #SC1078

'15 Hinda Civic HF: Sedan, Only 2,854 Miles, Taffeta White, Honda Certified, Bal of 7Yr/ 100K PTrain Wrnty, $16,999 #X2864

4120 Jaguar

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Jeep

'13 Accord LX's: 7 To Choose From! All Colors Available, Bluetooth, Camera, Alloys, #SC107 Starting At $16,499 '14 CRV LX: AWD, Basque Red Pearl, 38K Miles, Only $19,999 #H161486A '15 Civic LX: 2 Door Coupe, Last One Remains, White, 15K Miles, Bluetooth, BU Camera, $16,999 H161175A '13 Accord EX: Sedan, Alloys, Moonroof, Bluetooth, Back Up Camera, Modern Steel, Only 2 Left, Starting at $18,595 #SC1034 '13 Civic LX's: 7 To Choose From, Starting At $14,199 #H161392A Largest Selection of Certified Civic's in the Midwest!! '14 Odyssey EX: Silver, Dual Pwr Drs, 2 Camera, Bluetooth, SmartKey, Display Audio, $25,999 #H161492A '14 Pilot: Touring, 4WD, Silver Metallic, Htd Power Lthr Moonroof, DVD, Navigation, $34,888 #H161446A '14 Accord Sport: Crystal Black, 35K Mi, 18" Alloys, Spoiler, $19,499 #H161026A '14 Accord EXL: 4 Cyl, Crystal Black, 21K Mi, SmartKey, Lthr, Roof, Bluetooth, $21,999 #H161358A '15 Accord Sport: 7,483 Miles, 18" Alloys, Spoiler, Fog Lights, Bluetooth, On Showroom, $21,999 #H161024A '15 Civic Si: 4 Door (2) To Choose From, Ralley Red 18K Miles, Black 27K Miles, Starting at $21,499 #H161406A '12 Accord EXL: V6, Nav, BU Camera, Dual Power Htd Lthr, Moonroof, Dark Amber Metallic, $18,499 #H161029A

'14 Hyundai Accent GLS: 4 Door, Mocha Bronze Metallic, 23K Miles, Clean Carfax, Priced To Sell Fast, $12,990 #SC1097

'15 Jeep Wrangler: Unlimited Sahara, 4x4, Hard Top, 7K Miles, One Owner, $32,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Kia

4155

'15 Kia Forte LX: 4 Dr, silver Metallic, Only 14K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, Like New, $14,599 #SC1091

4125

'13 Hyundai Veloster: 3 Door Coupe, Manual, Blue, 41K Miles, Hard To Find Used Car, Will Sell Fast At $13,999 #X2857A

'11 Hyundai Accent GLS: 4 Door, Auto, 98K Miles, Low Payment Car, Call Now! WILL SELL FAST, $7,499 #H161286A

'13 Hyundai Elantra: 4 Door Limited, Lthr, Moonroof, Bluetooth, BackUp Camera, Clean Carfax, 2 To Choose, $14,299 #SC1096

'11 Hyundia Elantra: Limited, V6, RWD, Heated Front Seats, Navigation/GPS, Sunroof/Moonroof, $10,990 #10580A

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'15 Kia Optima LX's: (2) To Choose, Silver 18K Mi; $16,499, White Pearl 19K Mi, $14,999 AT1228, SmartKey, 1 Owner Clean Carfax

4085

'15 Challenger SXT, V6, black, 16k miles, 1 owner, $22,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'16 Kia Soul +: Auto, Inferno Red, One Owner Clean Carfax, 20K Miles, Bluetooth, Camera, SiriusXM, $15,299 #AT1308

'15 Kia Soul Plus: 28K Miles, Alloys, One Owner, Green, $14,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Lexus

4165

'11 GX460 Prem Nav, Sunroof, Sharp, Lo cal Trade, $27,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'13 Lexus LX570 Loaded!! Nav., DVD, 4X4, $58,990

'05 Lexus ES 330: Base, FWD, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats, Leather, Sunroof, $11,990 #26314A

Lincoln

4185

'08 Mazda Mazda5: Wagon, Touring, 3rd Row Seating, 4 Cyl, Low Mi, FWD, Sunroof, Keyless Entry, $7,990 #10680B

'06 Mazda Mazda6 i: FWD, One Owner Clean CARFAX, Premium Sound System, Keyless Entry, $3,990 #P8420A

'11 Mazda Mazda6 i: Sport, One Owner Clean CARFAX, Auto, FWD, Premium Sound System, Keyless Entry, $10,490 #10243A

'14 Ford F150: Tonka Edition, 1 of 500, 9K Miles, Amazing Truck!! Call!

'14 Land Rover Range Rover: Supercharged, White, Loaded, Call! '13 Lexus GX460: AWD, 35K Miles, $41,990 '04 Ford F250: Crew Cab, 4X4, Diesel, Auto, $19,940 '16 GMC Yukon XL: 2K Mi, 4WD, Loaded!!

'13 Subaru Outback LED: 35K Miles, Navigation, Roof '11 Audi Q7 Prestige: 55K Miles, AWD,

'14 Nissan Altima 2.5 S: One Owner Clean CARFAX, Balance of Factory Warranty, Low Miles, $15,990 #25696M

'08 Nissan Altima 2.5 S: FWD, Push Button Start, $8,490 #C16050B

'10 Nissan Sentra: 4 Cyl, FWD, One Owner Clean CARFAX, Mud Guards, Premium Sound System, $7,990 #8786A

Porsche

'09 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: 4 Door, Premium, Navigation, Moonroof, Flint Gray Metallic, 60K Miles, $17,699 #H160343A

'04 Mercedes Benz S500: Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Navigation/GPS, Leather Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, $9,990 #95237A

4130 Mercury

4255

'11 Porsche Bosxter: 39K Mi., Red w/tan, $36,990

Range Rover/Land Rover

4260

'12 Land Rover Range Rover: Sport, 41K Mi., Black, $40,990

'14 Land Rover Range Rover: Supercharged, White, Loaded, Call!

'13 Toyota Camry LE: Auto, Magnetic Gray, 35K Miles, Lowest Price In Town REDUCED $14,699 #SC1032

'10 Chevy Equinox LTZ: FWD, One Owner Clean CARFAX, Low Mi, Leather Heated Front Seats, Surnoof, $15,990 #77496A

'10 GMC Terrain SLE-2: 4 Cyl, FWD, One Owner Clean CARFAX, BackUp Camera, Heated Front Seats, $11,990 #26566A

'13 Toyota Camry SE: One Owner Clean CARFAX, Bluetooth, Sunroof, Motor Trend Certified, Call Today, $14,990 #77318A

'05 Chevy Equinox LS: V6, FWD, Clean Carfax, Low Miles, Spoiler, Roof Luggage Rack, Call Today, $6,490 #75870A

'15 GMC Terrain SLE2: AWD, 4 Cyl, 13K Miles, GM Certified, $23,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'14 Toyota Corolla LE: Auto, 4 Dr, Black, 27K Mi, One Owner Clean Carfax, Bluetooth, B/U Camera, Touch Screen, $14,999 #SC1101

'14 Toyota Yaris LE: 4 Door, 39K Miles, One Owner, $9,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 314-772-1400

Volkswagen

'11 VW Jetta SE: Motor Trend Certified, FWD, Balance of Factory Warranty, Alloys, Sunroof, $10,490 #75723B

4315

'09 Volvo S60 2.5T: Leather, Sunroof, Auto, 43K Miles, Call For Price

Chevrolet Trucks

4275

'08 Saab 9-3 2.0T: One Owner Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, $6,990 #26631A

4280

'05 Saturn ION 2: 4 Cyl, FWD, Bucket Seats, Power Door Locks, Fuel Efficient, Low Miles, $3,990 #94941C

4330

'15 Chevy Spark LT: 5 Door, Alloys, 12K Miles, GM Certified, $11,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy 1500 LT: Crew Cab, 4x4, V6, 15K Miles, GM Certified, $29,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '14 Chevy 1500: Double Cab, 4x4 WT, V6, 23K Miles, GM Certified, $25,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy 1500 LT: Double Cab, 4x4, 20K Miles, GM Certified, $28,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

Ford Trucks

'04 Ford F-250 Diesel, 4X4, Crew Cab, #B7943, $19,940

4387

'13 Ford Edge SEL AWD, Roof, Nav, White, $28,490

'07 Ford Edge SEL Plus, AWD, White, $10,990

4390

'14 Acura RDX AWD, White w/Tan, 26K Mi., $30,990

4283

'13 Scion XD: White, Only 27K Miles, Auto, 5 Door Hatchback, Bluetooth, One Owner Clean Carfax, $13,299 #SC1113

Toyota

4300

'08Toyota

Matrix XR: Local Trade, 5 8 K, #M16432A, $9,990

'13 Toyota Prius II: Silver, 35K Mi, SmartKey, Bluetooth, Lthr, 1 Owner Clean Carfax, Bal of Fact Wrnty, $15,999 #SC1149

'15 Chevy Equinox LTZ: AWD, V6, Navigation, 12K Miles, GM Certified, $28,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 Chevy Equinox LS: 4 Cyl, 29K Miles, GM Certified, $17,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Equinox LT: 4 Cyl, 15K Miles, GMCertified, $21,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Tahoe LT: Sunroof, Navigation, 4x4, 20's, DVD, 22K Mi, GM Certified, $48,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '10 Chevy Traverse LS: One Owner Clean CARFAX, 3.6L V6, FWD, Spoiler, Keyless Entry, Satellite Radio, $10,990 #94385M

'15 Chevy Traverse LT: AWD, 19K Miles, GM Certified, $27,495 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '10 Dodge Nitro SXT: 3.7L V6, Auto, 4x4, Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Keyless Entry, Premium Sound, $12,990 #77410A

'08 Chevy Tlailblazer LT: V6, 4x4, Roof Rack, Low Miles, Remote Start, Roof Luggage Rack, Tow Hitch, $8,990 #77132B

'15 Chevy Trax LT: FWD, 4 Cyl, 11K Miles, GM Certified, $18,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 Chevy Captiva 2LS: Sport, 19K Mi, Alloys, GM Certified, $16,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'14 Chevy Equinox Local Trade, Like New!! #C136122RB, $18,990

'13 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, Auto, Hard Top, #B7990, $33,990

'14 Jeep Wrangler Unlimite: Sohara, Orange!! #B8005, $34,990

'14 Mazda XC-5 Touring: AWD, Certified, $22,990

'12 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring: AWD, $26,490

'10 Nissan Pathfinder: 4X4, 3rd Row, Certified, #B7898, $19,490

'15 Dodge Journey SXT: V6, Black, 18K Miles, 3rd row, $20,995 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841 '13 Ford Edge: Lmtd, Leather, Navigation, Clean Carfax, #H160203A Priced To Sell Fast! REDUCED $15,999!

'07 Ford Edge SEL: 3.5L V6, FWD, Spoiler, Alloy Wheels, Leather, Clean Carfax, CALL TODAY, $9,990 #25570B

'09 Ford Escape XLT: FWD, V6, Sunroof, White Suede, Only 87K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, $10,990 #H161556A

'16 Ford Escape: 4WD Titanium Level, White Pearl, Absolutely Loaded, Only 4,711 Miles! REDUCED! $28,999 H160663A

'10 Ford Escape XLT: 4x4, 4 Cyl, Clean CARFAX, AWD, Low Miles, Roof Rack, Premium Sound Syst, $10,990 #10268B

'13 Ford Explorer XLT, Leather, Roof, Nav, Quads' II $31,990 '14 Toyota Rax4: AWD, Ltd, Nav, Htd Pwr Lthr, Moonroof, Shoreline Blue, Loaded, SmartKey, Clean Carfx $23,999 #H161425A

'14 Nissan Pathfinder: Platinum, AWD, #B7995, $33,990

'12 Nissan Rogue S: One Owner Clean CARFAX, AWD, Spoiler, Keyless Entry, Tow Hooks - Front, $11,990 #P8660

'12 Subaru Tribeca: Leather, Sunroof, Navigation, 33K Miles, $26,500

'09 Subaru Forester LTD, 1 Owner, AWD, Leather, $10,990

'05 Toyota Highlander: Limited, V6, Low Mi, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Roof Rack, $9,990 #10425A

'04 Volvo XC90 T6: AWD, Clean CARFAX, AWD, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, $6,990 #10489C

Mini vans

4420

'15 Chrysler Town & Country: Touring, Navigation/GPS, DVD, 30K Miles, One Owner, $22,495 Don Brown Chevrolet 1-866-883-8841

'11 GMC Acadia SLE: Black, 93K Miles, One Owner Clean Carfax, 18 Service Record,s Will Sell Fast, $15,999 #H161009A

'12 Ford Transit Connect: 49K Mi., Red, Auto, Air, $16,490

'15 Ford Transit 250 Wagon: White, 16K Mi., $25,990

4195

'07 Infiniti G35: Sedan, One Owner Clean CARFAX, Low Miles, Heated Front Seats, Sunroof, $10,490 #10576A

'06 Mercury Montego: Luxury Sedan, V6, FWD, One Owner Clean Carfax, Leather Heated Front Seats, $5,990 #P8505A

'12 Toyota Avalon Limited: Has It All!, Certified, $21,490

'15 Chevy Equinox LT: FWD, White, Onlu 12K Miles, Bal of Fact Wrnty, Bluetooth, BU Camera, Affordable, $23,899 #SC1069

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M 1 • TUeSDAy • 06.21.2016

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Bank on a good story to learn about inance By Janice Denham, JDENHAM@YOURJOURNAL.COM

Finance is a hot topic to explore with children in the summer, said Mary Suiter, economic education officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. “Kids make or influence decisions on how to spend money all the time,” she said, “but they may interpret personal finance incorrectly. They see parents going to the ATM machine, not knowing there is a connection to money in the machine and income.” The local Federal Reserve office, one of 24 nationwide, recommends more than 20 story books targeting various ages from pre-kindergarten to college to help children transfer what they see into what they can use when learning to make purchasing choices, trade pay for chores, go to college or take a job. Now, the Fed’s online questionand-answer sheets for each one encourage financial conversation and activity. “Research shows that this education should start early,” Suiter said. “Educational requirements vary by state. Some are required to present information in personal finance which, like in Missouri, is embedded in high school classes like business, social studies and family and consumer sciences.” Today’s child may not even know what money looks like. Credit and debit cards automatically tally spending and cash seldom completes transactions to pay off debt. Spending money on basketball shoes is sim-

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ple, but the choice may dribble lasting side effects beyond the court. “Unless cash rewards tasks around the house, kids may not see cash changing hands,” she said. “Through stories, parents as well as teachers can help them make those connections and start a youngster use work and, thus, income on a path to save, spend and share with someone who needs it more than he does. There is also the learning experience of spending money on a toy as a choice, then living with the consequences.” A child savvy early to the vocabulary of finance, learned informally in a relaxed setting, can process new information while growing up and learning tasks like paying bills, applying for credit, and determining

From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis: Parent Q&A resources: http://bit.ly/kids_inance_questions More information about economic education for youths: http://bit.ly/ money_education the cost of buying, delaying or passing up a purchase. The stories and questions provide a strong base and conversation starters for those who are financially “unsure, embarrassed, unknowledgeable, un-banked” or simply reluctant to talk about money with kids, Suiter suggested. The Fed does not sell the books, but they

are readily available at local libraries and sold through regular children’s book sources. Some can be accessed online. Its free question-and-answer sheets, written by education experts to grow the conversation spurred by a book’s story, also are available online. Teacher lesson plans are posted for many of them. Judith Viorst wrote one of the favorites, “Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday.” A young lad, whose grandparents gave him $1, deliberated buying gum now or saving it to buy a walkie-talkie later with additional funds. The Q&A suggests parents let a child 5 to 7 years old look at five dimes, eight nickels and 10 pennies and decide what those coins might buy. In “Betty Bunny Wants Everything,” by Michael B. Kaplan, children ages 3 to 7 hear how Betty’s tantrum in a store to acquire all toys, rather than just one, may result in a trip home with none. Katie Smith relates in “One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference” how a boy from Ghana turns a small loan into a thriving farm and livelihood for many, thus introducing entrepreneurship to children 8 to 10 years old. “Financial behaviors start when young,” said Suiter. “Parents have a lot of teaching opportunities. All this information starts by reading a story book with your child. It might save you from having to watch your children learn from mistakes when they are older.”

Travel by fantasy in summer books

By Courtney Hague, CORRESPONDENT

The Summer Reading Club is in full swing at the St. Louis Public Library. Anyone not signed up still can join this wonder of words and out-of-this-world stories at the St. Louis or other local library wherever you live. Keeping with this year’s theme at the St. Louis libraries, Worlds of Wonder, we suggest visiting these places navigable only in your imagination. Books take you to lands which never existed as well as to places where anything is possible. So, curl up with one of these unlikely, book-wise trips to a fantastic land. For the youngest reader, picture books offer amazing opportunity for other-worldly travel. Start with Aaron Becker’s Journey, a wordless picture book named a Caldecott Honor book in 2014. A bored little girl in a drab city finds a magical purple crayon that gives her admission to a magical world. Her

adventures continue into the book Quest and the soon-to-be-released Return. In travels to where illusionary friends wait to be imagined, Dan Santat only begins the story in The Adventures of Beekle: the Unimaginary Friend. Beekle grows tired of waiting for someone to imagine him into being, so he travels into the real world to find his perfect friend on his own. Kids ready for a chapter book are swept away in tales to wondrous worlds, too. Travel with 12-year-old September, whisked away from her home in Omaha, Neb., to Fairyland by the Green Wind, in The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. September bases her choice of Fairyland while facing her own boredom. Little does she know what events and trouble await her at this destination. Her adventures with new-found Fairyland friends continue

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through four more books, the last of them just released. Tracey Baptiste adds a touch of fright in The Jumbies. While this book is set in the real world of Trinidad, the story’s magical realism, rooted in Caribbean folklore, lifts it into an “otherworldly” realm. Corinne’s widowed father does not believe in “jumbies” who live in the woods, but Corinne knows something fearful exists there. When a beautiful woman – perhaps a jumbie in disguise? – moves into their house, her father begins to act strangely, so Corinne and her friends must save the day. The Jumbies combines the right amount of fairy-tale magic, atmosphere, friendship and bravery. Turn up the reading age to teens – and those of us who like to read teen books – for high-fantasy places to visit with the imagination. Start with a trip to a medieval world that Rae Carson creates in a series starting

with The Girl of Fire and Thorns, set with a Hispanic background. Princess Elisa is the single person born this century with a “godstone” in her navel, interpreted as a person of great destiny. However, there are hitches. She is a second daughter and about to be married off in a political match. Once bound in this secret political marriage, Elisa is kidnapped and the unwitting player in a rebellion discovers her singular strength and worth. Courtney Hague is regional youth services librarian at Carpenter Branch of the St. Louis Public Library.

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J O I N U S O N L I N E S T L T O D A Y. C O M / S P O R T S

TUESDAY • 06.21.2016 • B

CARDS BREAK THROUGH

COPA AMERICA

U.S. braces for world’s top team Argentina, Messi pose big challenge in semiinal match

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Venezuela during the second half of a Copa America quarterfinal match Saturday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOUSTON • American players

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS

The Cards’ Brandon Moss celebrates in the dugout after hitting a homer in the second inning of of Cubs starter John Lackey on Monday.

Moss, Peralta homer as Redbirds hold of division-leading Cubs BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CHICAGO • Although he prefers not to have

them in his oice or his line of sight, there are times when Cardinals manager Mike Matheny gets a stat packet left on his desk that has the standings right there on top. “Throw it away the moment I see it,” he said. “I could care less.” He doesn’t need them in print to know what they say. On Monday night, the Cardinals made their first appearance at Wrigley Field this season in second place in the division but trailing the runaway rival Cubs by 12½ games. It was the Cubs’ largest division lead since 1929, when it was known as a league lead. Having lost five consecutive games — all of them at home — Matheny stressed that the Cardinals needed to be more concerned about “one game, tonight” than all the games their middling play has put them behind the Cubs.

CARDINALS CUBS

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> 7:05 Tuesday at Cubs, FSM > Wainwright (5-4, 4.78) vs. Hammel (7-2, 2.26)

> Just like Wong, Grichuk starts strong in minors. B5

Birds win Round 1, but slew of work still needs to be done JOSE de JESUS ORTIZ St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CHICAGO • The Cubs are so far ahead in the

Randal Grichuk

See CARDINALS • Page B5

National League Central, the Cardinals cannot afford to waste much energy focusing on the standings these days. The Cards merely must take small steps like the nerve-racking one they took Monday night with a 3-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. After an abysmal homestand, the Cardinals arrived at Wrigley Field on Monday eager to eliminate the self-inflicted blunders that have cost them dearly all year. They took a positive step forward Monday night in the opener of a three-game series, and ace Adam Wainwright will take the mound Tuesday night knowing he must continue to lead. See ORTIZ • Page B3

maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal match on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling. Argentina is the world’s topranked soccer team and a two-time World Cup champion. And Messi is the only five-time FIFA player of the year. While no longer a soccer neophyte, the United States squad members know the national team remains a distance from the top tier. “There’s a bunch of very good players on their team. We have a few good players, as well,” U.S. captain Michael Bradley said Monday. “Sure, on paper they’re the team that everybody thinks is going to win. No problem. But ultimately when that whistle blows it’s still 90 minutes of competition.” After winning its group, the U.S. beat Ecuador 2-1 to reach a semifinal outside its region for the first time since 2009 — when it upset Spain 2-0 in the Confederations Cup semis before wasting a twogoal lead in the final and losing to Brazil 3-2. It’s not the World Cup, but reaching the final of this expanded 100th anniversary Copa America would be a major achievement for a U.S. team questioned by its growing fan base after it failed to win last year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. See COPA • Page B8 > Copa America semifinal: United States vs. Argentina, in Houston, 8 p.m. Tuesday, FS1

Blues’ talented defense still on the rise Emergence of Parayko, Edmundson could mean departure of Shattenkirk BY JEREMY RUTHERFORD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Blues’ defense went through a significant evolution last season, and based on the positive results it is expected to lead to more growth in 2016-17. Once again, the club counted on Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester to manage the most minutes, and in pressure situations, and that won’t change. But the bold decision last season to keep rookies Colton Parayko and Joel Edmundson on the NHL roster, which was justified by their performances, could mean an increased role for them and a potential exit for Kevin Shattenkirk. That is the offseason snapshot of the blue line as the Blues head into the one of the NHL’s heaviest trading periods, the league draft, this weekend in Bufalo, N.Y.

Parayko, 23, was widely considered one of the top first-year defensemen, finishing with 33 points and a teambest plus-minus rating of plus-28. Edmundson, 22, provided the club with a physical element. “Parayko and Edmundson came in and gave us a real good boost,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. “Parayko just made it like we couldn’t get rid of him, he was that good. With Joel, there was good competition in training camp and I thought Joel took the job away from the guys that we had penciled in.” Going into their second camps, Parayko and Edmundson won’t be asked to anchor the defense — which has everyone under contract next season. Those duties will belong to Pietrangelo, who led the Blues last year with an average of 26 See BLUES • Page B7

COLTON JOEL < PARAYKO EDMUNDSON > 33 pts 9 +28 +/- 0 102 hits 165

Source: hockey-reference.com Associated Press phtos

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J O I N U S O N L I N E S T L T O D A Y. C O M / S P O R T S

TUESDAY • 06.21.2016 • B

CARDS BREAK THROUGH

COPA AMERICA

U.S. braces for world’s top team Argentina, Messi pose big challenge in semiinal match

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring against Venezuela during the second half of a Copa America quarterfinal match Saturday.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOUSTON • American players

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS

The Cards’ Brandon Moss celebrates in the dugout after hitting a homer in the second inning of of Cubs starter John Lackey on Monday.

Moss, Peralta homer as Redbirds hold of division-leading Cubs BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CHICAGO • Although he prefers to keep them

out of sight so they’re also out of mind, there are times when someone leaves a statistics packet on manager Mike Matheny’s desk. Right there on top of it are the standings, printed in black and white. “Throw it away the moment I see it,” the manager said. “I could care less.” The games back don’t matter if his team cannot put its game together. After a misspent homestand in which there was misstep after misstep, the Cardinals finally found the win they had been seeking at the unfriendliest of confines, Wrigley Field. Inning by inning they pieced together the power they have and the starting pitching they’ve craved with the defense they needed. All of it ferried a one-run lead to the closer they’ve stuck with. Trevor Rosenthal pitched a scoreless ninth to end an unsettling stretch and secure a

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> 7:05 Tuesday at Cubs, FSM > Wainwright (5-4, 4.78) vs. Hammel (7-2, 2.26)

> Just like Wong, Grichuk starts strong in minors. B5

Birds survive after yet another shaky outing by Rosenthal JOSE de JESUS ORTIZ St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CHICAGO • Trevor Rosenthal wanted to keep

Randal Grichuk

See CARDINALS • Page B5

the ball. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny wanted the victory just as much, so he had Kevin Siegrist warming up in the ninth inning as the Cubs threatened late Monday night. After a week from hell, the Cardinals’ closer understood perfectly that Matheny could not afford to let him blow another save opportunity. He wasn’t surprised to see Siegrist firing pitches in the bullpen as the crowd of 41,166 at Wrigley Field stood in anticipation. With the help of a major assist from catcher Yadier Molina, Rosenthal had just enough to earn the save in the Cardinals’ 3-2 victory. “I’m always out there giving it my best,” Rosenthal said after the Cardinals won the See ORTIZ • Page B3

maintained over and over that playing Argentina and Lionel Messi in a Copa America semifinal match on Tuesday night was a big deal, yet not mind-boggling. Argentina is the world’s topranked soccer team and a two-time World Cup champion. And Messi is the only five-time FIFA player of the year. While no longer a soccer neophyte, the United States squad members know the national team remains a distance from the top tier. “There’s a bunch of very good players on their team. We have a few good players, as well,” U.S. captain Michael Bradley said Monday. “Sure, on paper they’re the team that everybody thinks is going to win. No problem. But ultimately when that whistle blows it’s still 90 minutes of competition.” After winning its group, the U.S. beat Ecuador 2-1 to reach a semifinal outside its region for the first time since 2009 — when it upset Spain 2-0 in the Confederations Cup semis before wasting a twogoal lead in the final and losing to Brazil 3-2. It’s not the World Cup, but reaching the final of this expanded 100th anniversary Copa America would be a major achievement for a U.S. team questioned by its growing fan base after it failed to win last year’s CONCACAF Gold Cup. See COPA • Page B8 > Copa America semifinal: United States vs. Argentina, in Houston, 8 p.m. Tuesday, FS1

Blues’ talented defense still on the rise Emergence of Parayko, Edmundson could mean departure of Shattenkirk BY JEREMY RUTHERFORD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Blues’ defense went through a significant evolution last season, and based on the positive results it is expected to lead to more growth in 2016-17. Once again, the club counted on Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester to manage the most minutes, and in pressure situations, and that won’t change. But the bold decision last season to keep rookies Colton Parayko and Joel Edmundson on the NHL roster, which was justified by their performances, could mean an increased role for them and a potential exit for Kevin Shattenkirk. That is the offseason snapshot of the blue line as the Blues head into the one of the NHL’s heaviest trading periods, the league draft, this weekend in Bufalo, N.Y.

Parayko, 23, was widely considered one of the top first-year defensemen, finishing with 33 points and a teambest plus-minus rating of plus-28. Edmundson, 22, provided the club with a physical element. “Parayko and Edmundson came in and gave us a real good boost,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. “Parayko just made it like we couldn’t get rid of him, he was that good. With Joel, there was good competition in training camp and I thought Joel took the job away from the guys that we had penciled in.” Going into their second camps, Parayko and Edmundson won’t be asked to anchor the defense — which has everyone under contract next season. Those duties will belong to Pietrangelo, who led the Blues last year with an average of 26 See BLUES • Page B7

COLTON JOEL < PARAYKO EDMUNDSON > 33 pts 9 +28 +/- 0 102 hits 165

Source: hockey-reference.com Associated Press phtos

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CALENDAR

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Cardinals • cardinals.com | 314-345-9000 Tuesday 6/21 at Cubs 7:05 p.m. FSM

Wednesday 6/22 at Cubs 1:20 p.m. FSM

Friday 6/24 at Seattle 9:10 p.m. FSM

Saturday 6/25 at Seattle 9:10 p.m. FSM

OTHER EVENTS UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE • ST. LOUIS FC (home games: KTRS-550) Sat. 6/25: vs. Portland, 7:30 p.m. Sat. 7/2: at Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. FRONTIER LEAGUE BASEBALL • HOME GAMES GATEWAY: Fri. 7/1: vs. River City, 6:35 Sat. 7/2: vs. River City, 6:35 RIVER CITY: Wed. 6/22: vs. S. Illinois, 6:35 Thu. 6/23: vs. S. Illinois, 11:05 FAIRMOUNT PARK HORSE RACING • Live racing: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Simulcasting: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.

ON THE AIR BASEBALL 4 p.m.

College World Series: Texas Tech vs. Florida, ESPN2

7:05 p.m. MLB: Cardinals at Cubs, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) 7:10 p.m. MLB: Angels at Astros, MLB Network 8 p.m.

College World Series: Texas Christian vs. Coastal Carolina, ESPN

BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. WNBA: Minnesota at Los Angeles, NBA 7 p.m.

WNBA: Phoenix at Dallas, ESPN2

OLYMPICS 6 p.m.

U.S. Olympic Trials: Diving semiinals, NBCSN

RUGBY 5 a.m.

(Wed.) Rugby State of Origin: Queensland vs. New South Whales, FS2

SOCCER 10:30 a.m. UEFA Euro 2016: Northern Ireland vs. Germany, ESPN 10:30 a.m. UEFA Euro 2016: Ukraine vs. Poland, ESPN2 1:30 p.m. UEFA Euro 2016: Croatia vs. Spain, ESPN 1:30 p.m. UEFA Euro 2016: Czech Republic vs. Turkey, ESPN2 8 p.m.

Copa America, semiinal: United States vs. Argentina, in Houston, FS1

SOFTBALL 7 p.m.

National Pro Fastpitch: Akron at Dallas, CBSSN

TENNIS 5 a.m.

(Wed.) WTA: Eastbourne International, early round, Tennis Channel

DIGEST Ducks send goaltender Andersen to Maple Leafs The Anaheim Ducks broke up their successful goaltending tandem Monday, trading Frederik Andersen to Toronto for two draft picks. Anaheim acquired the 30th selection in Friday’s draft and a secondround choice in 2017. Andersen has shared the Ducks’ goalie job with John Gibson for parts of the past two years, including most of last season. With Andersen playing in 43 games and Gibson appearing in 40, the goalies combined to earn the Jennings Trophy for the NHL’s lowest goalsagainst average. But with two starter-caliber netminders expecting paychecks and playing time commensurate with their abilities, Ducks general manager Bob Murray knew his embarrassment of goaltending riches couldn’t last. “There’s no animosity between the two of them ... (but) they both want the net, and they both really didn’t want the other guy around,” Murray said. “Not for personal reasons, but we were getting to that point where one of them wanted the goal, and one of them had to go.” Andersen, the irst Danish goalie in NHL history, is 77-26-12 with a 2.33 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in the regular season. And while Gibson has occasionally struggled in postseason play, Anderson has also shined in 28 postseason games, going 17-9 with a 2.34 GAA and .916 save percentage. After three largely outstanding seasons in Anaheim, Andersen expected a major new contract this summer as a restricted free agent. He failed to reach a deal with the Ducks, but the Maple Leafs immediately announced they had signed him to a ive-year, $25 million extension. (AP) Sabres get prospect Vesey • Bufalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray acknowledged he took a calculated risk in acquiring the rights to forward Jimmy Vesey. Now the challenge is to sign college hockey’s Hobey Baker Award winner before Vesey is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on Aug. 15. Vesey is a playmaking forward who completed his senior year at Harvard last season. The 22-year-old opted to become a free agent rather than sign with Nashville, which selected him in the third round of the 2012 draft. Bufalo now has exclusive negotiating rights to sign Vesey before he becomes a free agent. (AP) Rangers trade Yandle • The New York Rangers swapped the negotiating rights to unrestricted free agent defenseman Keith Yandle to Florida for a sixth round pick in the upcoming NHL draft, and a conditional fourth-rounder in 2017. Yandle, 29, was acquired from Arizona and had ive goals and a team-best 42 assists in 82 games last season. But the Rangers did not expect to be able to resign Yandle, who likely will command a long-term contract of more than $6 million per season. Florida was working on a contract with Yandle, who made $5.25 million this past season. (From news services)

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OLYMPICS

Time tweak favors recovery Split gymnastics trials give men’s team extra days BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The United States won its first men’s team gymnastics gold medal in 1904 in St. Louis when the events included rope climbing and club swinging and the competition incorporated elements of track and field. Team success then became sporadic for the U.S. over the next 100 years as the look of the sport changed. But with a silver medal in 2004 and a bronze in 2008, the Americans seemed to be building something. That is why the collapse of 2012 became a moment for change. The decision was made to split the men’s and women’s Olympic Trials in 2016 for the first time in 40 years to give the men an additional two weeks between the selection of the team and competition in Rio de Janeiro. The men’s team will be determined Thursday and Saturday at Chaifetz Arena, while the women will be competing at Chaifetz on Friday and Sunday to determine who attends their trials in San Jose, Calif., two weeks later. “The men felt they could have used more time to train and for team building because the results in London were less than expected,” said USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny. “Gymnastics is grueling and you have to be ready to go over a long period of time. We had one great day and a little bit of a letdown and they didn’t feel they had their legs under them on day two.” The U.S. qualified first on the opening day of competition in 2012 but had a disastrous second day and ended up fifth. The team was named June 30 that year and started Olympic competition July 28. This year the team will be named Saturday, which is June 25, and start in Rio on Aug. 6. “Everybody thought it was too quick of a turnaround,” said Chris Brooks, who was an alternate on the U.S. team. “It was not impossible to do but very difficult and hard on our bodies. It will give guys more time to grow as a team and take a couple of days to emotionally reset and have an Olympic team camp where they show their readiness.” Penny spoke with many people involved in the process to get feedback after London. Upon deciding to split the trials, he had to approach officials at NBC to see if the logistics would work for TV. The change in the schedule created a shorter window between the national championships and the trials. The men last competed June 5 in Hartford, Conn. Brooks said he preferred that arrange-

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Sam Mikulak vaults on June 5 on the way to winning a fourth-straight all-around national gymnastics championship in Hartford, Conn. Competition starting Thursday will determine the men’s Olympic team.

ment to provide more recovery time before the Olympics. The selection process for Olympic teams difers from country to country, but the elite teams tend to have more than a month to prepare. China, which won the gold in 2012, named its team June 19, and Japan (silver) held its qualifying in early June. “Every country has its own way of picking a team, and one thing that makes a big diference in the U.S. is we have Olympic Trials,” Penny said. “There are some that named them months ago and have been training those teams for the last few months. It doesn’t do us any good to pick the team in March. We have some of the smartest people in the country who know how to do it the right way, and we think this will make a big diference.” The U.S. women have picked up a team medal in every Olympics since 1992, including the gold in London. The length of time to prepare after the trials has not become an issue for them. Two-time Olympian Jon Hor-

ton suggested that age diference plays a role. The men are typically in their 20s and the women much younger when they compete in the Olympics. Aging bodies, he said, need more recovery. “The women’s timing was perfect,” Penny said. “So, why change something that works.” By splitting the trials, the men will have more of a spotlight on their event, despite the presence of the women. Women’s gymnastics usually generate greater interest, and a run of medals is a big reason. The men thought they could win the team competition four years ago, but a series of mistakes on the final night made it impossible. Most of those gymnasts will be at Chaifetz, attempting to make the team and get a second shot. “London wasn’t what we wanted it to be,” Penny said. “We felt we should be on the podium, so we had to take a look at it.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

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’Bama players won’t be charged • The district attorney’s oice in Monroe, La., has decided not to prosecute Alabama ofensive lineman Cam Robinson and reserve defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones on drug and weapons charges. Prosecutor Neal Johnson cited insuicient evidence in court documents. Robinson and Jones were arrested in the early morning of May 17 for the misdemeanor charge of carrying a weapon in the presence of narcotics. Robinson also was charged with felony possession of stolen irearms. Robinson is an All-Southeastern Conference left tackle for the defending national champions. He’s projected as a high NFL draft pick going into his junior season. Jones also is a junior, but has played sparingly. (AP) IBF would punish Olympians • The International Boxing Federation will remove any boxers who compete in the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Olympics from the sanctioning body’s rankings or vacating their titles. The IBF has joined other sanctioning bodies, ighters and trainers in strongly condemning the plan, citing serious health risks in pitting seasoned pros against amateurs. The IBF says it would remove any Olympic ighters from its rankings for a year. It would also take its title belt away from a champion ighting in the Olympics. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) recently decided to allow professional boxers to attempt to qualify for the Olympics, but no major ighters have accepted the invitation. (AP) Russians advance in Eastbourne tennis event • Russian former champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina moved into the second round of the Eastbourne (England) International tournament. Makarova, who established herself on the WTA Tour by claiming the title in 2010 as a 100th-ranked qualiier, fought of ive irst-set points to beat British wild card Tara Moore 7-5, 6-4. And 2013 winner Vesnina beat Britain’s Heather Watson 6-2, 6-3. (AP)

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sport, verifies world records and organizes world championships. As the IAAF’s elected president Sebastian Coe so clearly reminded the IOC last Friday, it also decides which athletes can take part in track and field at the Olympics.

WADA The World Anti-Doping Agency is the watchdog funded by government and Olympic sports to oversee the global mission of keeping sports clean and free of drug cheats. From its offices in Montreal, WADA maintains the international sports’ rule book — the World Anti-Doping Code — and decides what is included on the prohibited list of banned drugs and substances. It also certifies, and closes down, independent testing laboratories around the world, including Moscow’s. WADA works with a worldwide

network of national and regional anti-doping agencies who work with sports bodies to collect doping control samples from athletes. It also appointed a special inquiry team which last November delivered a devastating report alleging a widespread state-backed doping program in Russia.

CAS The Court of Arbitration for Sport is the ultimate court of appeal for sports governing bodies and athletes. Known as CAS, it is based in the Olympic city of Lausanne and was created by the IOC more than 30 years ago to settle sports disputes. Its role has become wider and workload much bigger, and it is responsible for many landmark rulings, including doping appeals. CAS is where the Russian track federation must come to appeal to its ban from the Olympics.


06.21.2016 • TuEsday • M 1

SPORTS

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B3

ON GOLF

USGA lucky it avoided major mayhem Indecision about penalty stroke could have been disastrous

Spotlight turns to Wainwright to keep momentum ORTIZ • FROM B1

BY DAN O’NEILL st. Louis Post-dispatch

In the end, it didn’t matter. The emancipation of Dustin Johnson was the story at Oakmont Country Club and the U.S. Open prevailed. What could have been boggles the mind. If Johnson had relapsed, dropped two or three shots from his account and walked of the 72nd green with a oneshot lead — or only a share of the lead — it would have been ugly. The dark clouds gathering over the championship dissipated when Johnson saved par at 17 and birdied 18. The penalty assessment awaiting him on the 19th hole made no difference. But it remains hard to process how the Rules of Golf weighed so heavily on the proceedings, hard to accept the disaster with which the USGA flirted. As it is, the 116th U.S. Open will be remembered as Johnson’s profilealtering achievement. It might have been remembered as golf’s biggest embarrassment. To review: As Johnson prepared a five-foot putt on the tilted fifth green of his final round, the ball moved before his shot. He stopped, conferred with the on-site official and explained he did nothing untoward. The two concluded no harm, no foul. Play on. Seven holes later, Johnson was informed by another USGA representative that, “You remember that little incident that happened two hours ago? We’re going to re-visit it, and when you’re done it’s entirely possible we’re going to add a stroke to your score.” Play on. There is an adage in sports that says you know a referee or umpire is doing his best work when you don’t even know they’re there. There also is a basic consideration in civilized societies that says one is innocent until proven guilty. In this case, video evidence repeatedly shared by network television seemed to clearly show Johnson did nothing perceptible to make the ball move. He didn’t ground his putter behind the ball. He didn’t make contact with the ball. He didn’t blow on it. He didn’t drop to his knees and invoke a divine presence to move the ball. Yet, choosing to override the veteran official on the scene, choosing to ignore the word of the player ultimately empowered to police himself, USGA oicials watched a video in an oice and decided intervention was necessary. To channel Colonel Nathan Jessup from “A Few Good Men,”

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Dustin Johnson (right) talks to a rules oicial Sunday on the ifth green during the inal round of the U.S. Open. Johnson later was penalized a stroke because his ball moved before his shot.

please tell me that you have something more, USGA. Please tell me you haven’t pinned the outcome of the U.S. Open on a grainy video. … Please tell me you have something more. At best, the evidence we saw was inconclusive. There is no way one could determine Johnson had, in fact and indisputably, caused the shimmy. Still, rules official Jeff Hall and the governance decided Johnson must be guilty before proven innocent,decided their own official was not credible, decided to err on the side of impacting the championship, potentially even deciding it. The logic was, Johnson must have been responsible for the ball moving because there was no other transparent explanation. It was a clear case of outkicking the coverage, an abysmal defeat for common sense, and it almost stole Johnson’s career-airming moment. “It’s not going to be 100 percent clear, ‘Yes, the player caused the ball to move,’ but that’s not the standard we’re dealing with,” explained USGA official Thomas Pagel. “We’re dealing with the standard, ‘What is the cause of the ball’s movement?’ “If it’s more likely than not … If you think, in percentage terms, (there’s a) 51 percent chance or greater that the player caused the ball to move (you take action). Again, as a committee, when we reviewed the tape, we looked at it and said, ‘Given the timing of his actions, and the ball moved, it was more likely than not that Dustin was the cause of the movement.” There you have it, ladies and gentleman, chapter and verse. All you have to do is stand on

your head and look at everything upside down. Under the law, you must be guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt. Under the Rules of Golf, you must be innocent beyond a shadow of a doubt. In a court of law, you are tried in front of a judge and jury. In golf, a guy watching while eating kettle corn on his couch might make the call. As a result, the players grappling with Oakmont,the people who paid to be in the gallery, and the millions watching at home couldn’t commit to the drama unfolding. As they hung on the final few holes, they couldn’t be sure if the inconsequential and almost indiscernible quiver of Johnson’s ball, hours earlier, was the operative action. Imagine if Vladimir Tarasenko scored a tie-breaking goal in a Stanley Cup playoff game, but a video judge in Toronto decided it didn’t count because the play was offsides a little while earlier. Oops! Bad analogy. Ok, imagine David Freese homered in the 11th inning to win Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. But a big-league baseball oicial, reviewing video in his luxury suite, ruled Freese’s two-run triple to tie the game in the ninth didn’t count. Unfathomable. The circumstances at Oakmont inspired an immediate social-media response. Players such as Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson weighed in, people who weren’t on the scene and couldn’t be sure of the USGA’s justification. That’s the unfortunate nature of this ready-shoot-aim world. People act on their emotions and go on record before all the facts are in.

USGA oicials deserve credit for standing by their guns, doing what they felt was right, not bending to popular opinion. And they apologized late Monday for the way things were handled. “Upon reflection, we regret the distraction caused by our decision to wait until the end of the round to decide on the ruling,” the USGA said in a statement.“It is normal for rulings based on video evidence to await the end of a round, when the matter can be discussed with the player before the score card is returned. While our focus on getting the ruling correct was appropriate, we created uncertainty about where players stood on the leader board. “... This created unnecessary ambiguity for Dustin and the other players, as well as spectators on-site, and those watching and listening on television and digital channels.” In the big picture, this isn’t about integrity, it’s about application. If a walking oicial’s judgement is disputable, why have them? If a player’s word isn’t worth anything, what good is it? If the Rules of Golf are so open to interpretation, so reliant on video replay, what kind of rules are they? And when a major championship isn’t decided on the field of play, that’s a major problem. Please tell me you have more. “At the end of the day,” Hall said, “it’s about getting it right. We feel confident we got it right today.” At the end of the day, the USGA should be thankful Dustin Johnson got it right. Dan O’Neill @wwdod on Twitter doneill@post-dispatch.com

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OMAHA, NEB. • As UC Santa Barbara players and coaches celebrated their victory over Miami, a fan behind their dugout held up a sign reading “Why Not UCSB.” With national seeds falling the way they have been at the College World Series, why not, indeed? The Gauchos knocked No. 3 Miami out of the CWS with a 5-3 victory on Monday, getting strong pitching from Noah Davis and Kyle Nelson and the tiebreaking hit from a pinch-hitter, Ryan Cumberland, who had just 21 previous at-bats and was sick to his stomach all day. So, yes, a Gauchos team making its first appearance in Omaha did revel in its win a bit more than usual for a team that had survived an elimination game. “It’s hard to act like you’ve done it before when you’ve never done it before,” coach Andrew Checketts said. “First program World Series win, and it sure looked like it.” National seeds Florida, Miami and Texas Tech have gone a combined 0-4 so far in Omaha. Florida is the top seed. But history hasn’t been kind to that school in Omaha. The Gators are 14-20 in 10 CWS appearances. They were swept in the two finals they made, by Texas in 2005 and South Carolina in 2011. The are set to play an elimination game Tuesday afternoon, against Texas Tech.

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Ryan Cumberland delivers on a two-run single in the sixth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie and helping UC Santa Barbara defeat Miami 5-3.

The Hurricanes (50-14) went 0-2 for only the second time in their 25 CWS appearances. Their other two-andout was in 1979. “We didn’t play as well as we could play,” Miami coach Jim Morris said. “If we played as well as we could play and lost I would understand more. We didn’t swing the bat the way I know we can swing it. We didn’t get the big hits we’ve been getting all year.” Santa Barbara (43-19-1) struck for four runs after a 1-hour, 2-minute rain delay in the sixth inning. Cumber-

land, who laid down in the clubhouse during the delay, made it 3-1 with his one-out, bases-loaded smash down the first-base line. “That’s something special,” Cumberland said. “I obviously don’t get an opportunity without the guys getting on in front of me. Right before I went up to hit, Checketts said, ‘See something up,’ and I got something up in the zone that I could hit well and happened to find a hole.” The Gauchos added two more big runs before the inning was over on back-to-

back squeeze plays. Miami opened the scoring on Zack Collins’ 16th homer of the season in the first inning of Davis (7-4), and the Gauchos’ JJ Muno singled in the tying run in the bottom half of Danny Garcia (9-5). The offenses went quiet until after the rain in the sixth inning. Garcia went back to the mound and got a flyout before Muno doubled into the rightfield corner. Frankie Bartow relieved and issued a walk, and Cumberland, pinchhitting for Kyle Plantier, followed with the biggest hit of his career. Collins said Miami’s season shouldn’t be defined by what happened at the CWS. “We made it to Omaha, so we’re one of the top eight teams in college baseball. We had a great season,” he said. “Winning 50 games in a season is a huge goal for us. We played hard and just didn’t get it done.” The Gauchos play next, on Wednesday against the loser of Monday night’s game between Oklahoma State and Arizona. That game started late because of rain and was not over at press time for this edition. Howard in line to start • Brian Howard, who is from St. Louis University High, is expected to be the starting pitcher for Texas Christian on Tuesday night when it faces Coastal Carolina. Both teams are 1-0 in the tournament.

“No I don’t think anybody in here is happy about it,” Wainwright said of the Cardinals’ slow start. “I think we’ve found a lot of diferent ways to lose games this year. When you’re on a winning club for a long time you realize the diference of figuring out ways to win games and figuring out ways to lose games. “Losing clubs find ways to lose games. And even though we’re on the positive side it feels to me like we’re 10-15 games under .500 from where we should be. We should be a much better ballclub than we’ve shown, and we will be. We just got to catch fire and start playing good team baseball like we know we can.” Considering that there are 93 games left, the Cardinals have more than enough time to get their season back on track. It’s going to be extremely difficult to catch the Cubs, who now lead the secondplace Cardinals by 11½ games in the NL Central. The Cubs are the Cubs, though, so history tells us that there’s always a chance that they’ll trip along the way. Nonetheless, the Cardinals realize they must look in the mirror before they can waste time looking at the standings. Manager Mike Matheny doesn’t even like seeing the standings when they are put on his desk with the rest of the rest of the stats. “We haven’t played the best baseball,” Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina said. “We’re surviving. This is a very important series. Obviously, every game is very important. We have to concentrate game by game and try to win the game. We need to try to do the little things right.” Lefthander Jaime Garcia did his part in the series opener. He held the Cubs to two runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings before a crowd of 41,166. And if you’re into this sort of thing, it must also be noted that he also plunked slugger Kris Bryant on the left shoulder in the bottom of the fifth after Cubs righthander John Lackey hit Brandon Moss in the top of the inning. Considering that Lackey drilled Moss three innings after Moss hit a solo home run, one has to wonder if he drilled him on purpose and if Garcia evened the count. More importantly, the Cardinals hit Lackey where it mattered most. Moss gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead with his home run to right field in the second inning. Kolten Wong followed with a single through the left side. After Garcia sacrificed, Matt Carpenter drew a walk. Aledmys Diaz followed with a bloop, RBI single to left. Matt Holliday then walked to load the bases. Lackey escaped further damage by inducing Stephen Piscotty’s fly out to shallow center. Jhonny Peralta added a leadoff home run to left in the third to give the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. The Cubs countered in the third. Ben Zobrist led off with an infield single to short. One out later, Bryant hit an RBI double to cut the Cardinals’ lead to 3-1. Bryant then took third on a wild pitch. Garcia struck out Anthony Rizzo for the second out, but Willson Contreras followed with an RBI single up the middle to cut the Cardinals’ lead to 3-2. Garcia escaped further damage by inducing Javier Baez’s fly out to right. Garcia was pulled in the bottom of the seventh after former Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward hit a two-out bunt single. Seung Hwan Oh took over to face Bryant. Oh got him to fly out to right field to end the seventh. Now it’s Wainwright’s turn. He enters on a 12-inning scoreless streak. Although he’s only 5-4 with a 4.78 earned-run average, he has regained an ace’s form while going 2-1 with a 2.50 ERA over his last six starts. Wainwright accepts the responsibility of leading the rotation. “The starting pitching staff when we weren’t pitching early like we should have, it was largely placed on my shoulder,” he said. “Carlos (Martinez) was pitching well. Mike (Leake) was pitching well. But then every time it rolled back around to my start I sort of ended the momentum. “Instead of when your No. 1 pitcher is out there they not only continue it but they spur the other guys to be better. When I’m pitching like I should and like I can that’s what I do. That first month and a half was just a disaster. Not for just me. I slowed the momentum for my pitching staf.” The Cubs haven’t left the Cardinals much room for error. Wainwright has a chance to help the Cardinals start building some momentum. He’s the ace, the veteran, the leader. He’s next. Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks on Twitter jortiz@post-dispatch.com

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The Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia, the winning pitcher Monday night, held the Cubs to two runs and six hits in his 62/3 innings of work.


06.21.2016 • TuEsday • M 2

SPORTS

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B3

ON GOLF

USGA lucky it avoided major mayhem Indecision about penalty stroke could have been disastrous

ORTIZ • FROM B1

BY DAN O’NEILL st. Louis Post-dispatch

In the end, it didn’t matter. The emancipation of Dustin Johnson was the story at Oakmont Country Club and the U.S. Open prevailed. What could have been boggles the mind. If Johnson had relapsed, dropped two or three shots from his account and walked of the 72nd green with a oneshot lead — or only a share of the lead — it would have been ugly. The dark clouds gathering over the championship dissipated when Johnson saved par at 17 and birdied 18. The penalty assessment awaiting him on the 19th hole made no difference. But it remains hard to process how the Rules of Golf weighed so heavily on the proceedings, hard to accept the disaster with which the USGA flirted. As it is, the 116th U.S. Open will be remembered as Johnson’s profilealtering achievement. It might have been remembered as golf’s biggest embarrassment. To review: As Johnson prepared a five-foot putt on the tilted fifth green of his final round, the ball moved before his shot. He stopped, conferred with the on-site official and explained he did nothing untoward. The two concluded no harm, no foul. Play on. Seven holes later, Johnson was informed by another USGA representative that, “You remember that little incident that happened two hours ago? We’re going to re-visit it, and when you’re done it’s entirely possible we’re going to add a stroke to your score.” Play on. There is an adage in sports that says you know a referee or umpire is doing his best work when you don’t even know they’re there. There also is a basic consideration in civilized societies that says one is innocent until proven guilty. In this case, video evidence repeatedly shared by network television seemed to clearly show Johnson did nothing perceptible to make the ball move. He didn’t ground his putter behind the ball. He didn’t make contact with the ball. He didn’t blow on it. He didn’t drop to his knees and invoke a divine presence to move the ball. Yet, choosing to override the veteran official on the scene, choosing to ignore the word of the player ultimately empowered to police himself, USGA oicials watched a video in an oice and decided intervention was necessary. To channel Colonel Nathan Jessup from “A Few Good Men,”

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Dustin Johnson (right) talks to a rules oicial Sunday on the ifth green during the inal round of the U.S. Open. Johnson later was penalized a stroke because his ball moved before his shot.

please tell me that you have something more, USGA. Please tell me you haven’t pinned the outcome of the U.S. Open on a grainy video. … Please tell me you have something more. At best, the evidence we saw was inconclusive. There is no way one could determine Johnson had, in fact and indisputably, caused the shimmy. Still, rules official Jeff Hall and the governance decided Johnson must be guilty before proven innocent,decided their own official was not credible, decided to err on the side of impacting the championship, potentially even deciding it. The logic was, Johnson must have been responsible for the ball moving because there was no other transparent explanation. It was a clear case of outkicking the coverage, an abysmal defeat for common sense, and it almost stole Johnson’s career-airming moment. “It’s not going to be 100 percent clear, ‘Yes, the player caused the ball to move,’ but that’s not the standard we’re dealing with,” explained USGA official Thomas Pagel. “We’re dealing with the standard, ‘What is the cause of the ball’s movement?’ “If it’s more likely than not … If you think, in percentage terms, (there’s a) 51 percent chance or greater that the player caused the ball to move (you take action). Again, as a committee, when we reviewed the tape, we looked at it and said, ‘Given the timing of his actions, and the ball moved, it was more likely than not that Dustin was the cause of the movement.” There you have it, ladies and gentleman, chapter and verse. All you have to do is stand on

your head and look at everything upside down. Under the law, you must be guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt. Under the Rules of Golf, you must be innocent beyond a shadow of a doubt. In a court of law, you are tried in front of a judge and jury. In golf, a guy watching while eating kettle corn on his couch might make the call. As a result, the players grappling with Oakmont,the people who paid to be in the gallery, and the millions watching at home couldn’t commit to the drama unfolding. As they hung on the final few holes, they couldn’t be sure if the inconsequential and almost indiscernible quiver of Johnson’s ball, hours earlier, was the operative action. Imagine if Vladimir Tarasenko scored a tie-breaking goal in a Stanley Cup playoff game, but a video judge in Toronto decided it didn’t count because the play was offsides a little while earlier. Oops! Bad analogy. Ok, imagine David Freese homered in the 11th inning to win Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. But a big-league baseball oicial, reviewing video in his luxury suite, ruled Freese’s two-run triple to tie the game in the ninth didn’t count. Unfathomable. The circumstances at Oakmont inspired an immediate social-media response. Players such as Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson weighed in, people who weren’t on the scene and couldn’t be sure of the USGA’s justification. That’s the unfortunate nature of this ready-shoot-aim world. People act on their emotions and go on record before all the facts are in.

USGA oicials deserve credit for standing by their guns, doing what they felt was right, not bending to popular opinion. And they apologized late Monday for the way things were handled. “Upon reflection, we regret the distraction caused by our decision to wait until the end of the round to decide on the ruling,” the USGA said in a statement.“It is normal for rulings based on video evidence to await the end of a round, when the matter can be discussed with the player before the score card is returned. While our focus on getting the ruling correct was appropriate, we created uncertainty about where players stood on the leader board. “... This created unnecessary ambiguity for Dustin and the other players, as well as spectators on-site, and those watching and listening on television and digital channels.” In the big picture, this isn’t about integrity, it’s about application. If a walking oicial’s judgement is disputable, why have them? If a player’s word isn’t worth anything, what good is it? If the Rules of Golf are so open to interpretation, so reliant on video replay, what kind of rules are they? And when a major championship isn’t decided on the field of play, that’s a major problem. Please tell me you have more. “At the end of the day,” Hall said, “it’s about getting it right. We feel confident we got it right today.” At the end of the day, the USGA should be thankful Dustin Johnson got it right. Dan O’Neill @wwdod on Twitter doneill@post-dispatch.com

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OMAHA, NEB. • As UC Santa Barbara players and coaches celebrated their victory over Miami, a fan behind their dugout held up a sign reading “Why Not UCSB.” With national seeds falling the way they have been at the College World Series, why not, indeed? The Gauchos knocked No. 3 Miami out of the CWS with a 5-3 victory on Monday, getting strong pitching from Noah Davis and Kyle Nelson and the tiebreaking hit from a pinchhitter, Ryan Cumberland, who had just 21 previous at-bats and was sick to his stomach all day. So, yes, a Gauchos team making its first appearance in Omaha did revel in its win a bit more than usual for a team that had survived an elimination game. “It’s hard to act like you’ve done it before when you’ve never done it before,” coach Andrew Checketts said. “First program World Series win, and it sure looked like it.” National seeds Florida, Miami and Texas Tech have gone a combined 0-4 so far in Omaha. The Hurricanes (50-14) went 0-2 for only the second time in their 25 CWS appearances. Their other two-and-out was in 1979. “We didn’t play as well as we could play,” Miami coach Jim Morris said. “If we played as well as we could play and lost I would understand more. We didn’t swing the bat the way I know we can swing it. We

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Ryan Cumberland delivers on a two-run single in the sixth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie and helping UC Santa Barbara defeat Miami 5-3.

didn’t get the big hits we’ve been getting all year.” Santa Barbara (43-19-1) struck for four runs after a 1-hour, 2-minute rain delay in the sixth inning. Cumberland, who laid down in the clubhouse during the delay, made it 3-1 with his one-out, basesloaded smash down the firstbase line. “That’s something special,” Cumberland said. “I obviously don’t get an opportunity without the guys getting on in front of me. Right before I went up to hit, Checketts said, ‘See something up,’ and I got something

up in the zone that I could hit well and happened to find a hole.” The Gauchos play next on Wednesday against Arizona (45-22) in an elimination game. Oklahoma State 1, Arizona 0 • Tyler Buffett limited Arizona to three hits over eight innings, and Oklahoma State took command of its bracket by winning. The Cowboys, who beat UC Santa Barbara by the same score on Saturday, became the first team in the CWS’ 70 years to win back-to-back 1-0 games.

In fact, Oklahoma State has pitched 19 straight shutout innings since the super regionals and has allowed only six runs through seven NCAA Tournament games. Buffett (9-3), drafted as a third baseman in the fourth round by the Boston Red Sox, allowed three singles in the first five innings. He walked two and struck out six. Trey Cobb took over in the ninth and earned his sixth save. Buffett got a big hand from his defense. Center fielder Ryan Sluder made the best catch of the CWS so far when he robbed Cody Ramer to start the game. After Jared Oliva walked with one out in the eighth, shortstop Donnie Walton went to his right to backhand Louis Boyd’s grounder to start a double play. Oklahoma State scored in the fourth when Walton doubled and came home on Garrett Benge’s single. Otherwise, Buffett and Arizona starter Bobby Dalbec (10-5) matched zeroes through eight innings the same way the Cowboys’ Thomas Hatch did with UC Santa Barbara’s Shane Bieber on Saturday. The Cowboys (43-20) on Friday can clinch a spot in next week’s finals with a win. Arizona plays Santa Barbara in an elimination game Wednesday. Howard in line to start • Brian Howard, who is from St. Louis University High, is expected to be the starting pitcher for Texas Christian on Tuesday night when it faces Coastal Carolina. Both teams are 1-0 in the tournament.

opener of a three-game series. “I want to be the guy there. I always want to have the ball and finish it of. “But at the same time I got to realize this is a team and I trust our manager. I trust that they’re going to put me in the best spot to help the team win.” The Cardinals admittedly found plenty of ways to lose while going 0-5 on their recent home stand against the Astros and Rangers. Rosenthal has struggled mightily since he had his second blown save of the season on June 10, against the Pirates. He bounced back for his 12th save on June 11, but he gave up two runs on three hits over one-third of an inning last Tuesday against the Astros. Then on Saturday he failed to record an out while giving up two hits and two runs to sufer a 4-3 loss against the Rangers, prompting many Cardinals fans to wonder if it was time for a new closer. Rosenthal actually has blown only two saves in 15 save opportunities this season, but one bad week was more than enough for some to call for his job. Even with the victory Monday, the Cardinals are 11½ games behind the National League Central-leading Cubs. They cannot aford to lose more ground, which is why Matheny was close to pulling Rosenthal. “You got to get it done,” Matheny said. “That’s all there is to it. You feel those. Those ones leave a little bit of a mark, so that’s why it’s so important to get those guys in the back end of the ’pen feeling good about themselves. Hopefully this is a positive to build of of so we can move forward.” Rosenthal took over in the ninth with a one-run lead. He gave up a one-out double to Albert Almora Jr. He then hit pinch-hitter Chris Coghlan with a pitch. Molina then got a crucial out at third when Almora attempted to advance on a ball in the dirt. “The other part of Yadi’s game is his arm,” Rosenthal said. “He’s got an amazing arm. He always makes accurate throws. When I saw it playing out I thought we had a good chance for him to steal an out there at third.” That throw ultimately saved the Cardinals because Ben Zobrist followed with a single through the right side, putting runners at the corners. Rosenthal sealed the victory by inducing Jason Heyward’s pop out to second. “It wouldn’t have been very long for Kevin not to come in there if we don’t get that punch out right there (of Almora at third base),” Matheny said. “So it worked in his favor. Then he started to get in the bottom of the zone. Then he went too far down. Yadi bailed him out. He really had two assists right there. He just figured out how to stay in there and get the job done.” Lefthander Jaime Garcia, who held the Cubs to two runs on six hits with two walks and five strikeouts over 62/3 innings for the victory, helped the Cardinals take a positive step. Considering that there are 93 games left, the Cardinals have more than enough time to get their season back on track. To reach the playoffs, though, it would be immensely helpful for Rosenthal to get back in form. “Today’s game will lift his spirit,” Garcia said of Rosenthal. “I think winning by one run against one of the best teams in baseball right now and to get the save, regardless of what has happened, that will give you that lift that you need. “He’s our closer. He’s done a great job the last two years. We have confidence in him and confidence that he will do the job.” It’s going to be extremely difficult to catch the Cubs, who entered the night with their largest lead in the league or division since Sept. 19, 1929. The Cubs are the Cubs, though, so history tells us that there’s always a chance that they’ll trip along the way. Monday was a good first step for the Cardinals. “Jaime did a great job getting deep,” Rosenthal said. “(Seung Hwan) Oh did a great job of keeping it where we were. I was just excited to help those guys out and get our guys. … After last week and just having all those games where we just trailed off right at the end, to finally be able to finish it of I think is a good feeling for the whole team.” Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks on Twitter jortiz@post-dispatch.com

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The Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia, the winning pitcher Monday night, held the Cubs to two runs and six hits in his 62/3 innings of work.


BASEBALL

B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NATIONAL LEAGUE

M 1 • TUeSDAy • 06.21.2016

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Chicago

47

21

.691

6-4

L-1

25-9

22-12

Cardinals

36

33

.522

11½

5-5

W-1

15-21

21-12

Pittsburgh

34

36

.486

14

2-8

W-1

19-15

15-21

Milwaukee

31

39

.443

17

3-7

L-3

19-17

12-22

Cincinnati

27

43

.386

21

5-5

L-2

17-19

10-24

EAST

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Washington

43

27

.614

7-3

L-2

20-12

23-15

New York

36

32

.529

6

4-6

L-3

17-16

19-16

Miami

37

33

.529

6

6-4

L-1

17-17

20-16

Philadelphia

30

41

.423

13½

1-9

L-7

16-22

14-19

Atlanta

23

46

.333

19½

6-4

W-5

9-27

14-19

WEST

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

San Francisco 44

27

.620

8-2

L-1

22-13

22-14

Los Angeles

38

33

.535

6

6-4

W-3

20-15

18-18

Colorado

33

36

.478

10

6-4

W-1

15-16

18-20

Monday Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 Arizona 3, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 1, San Francisco 0 Colorado 5, Miami 3 Washington at LA Dodgers, late Sunday Texas 5, Cardinals 4 Atlanta 6, NY Mets 0 San Francisco 5, Tampa Bay 1 Miami 3, Colorado 0 Arizona 5, Philadelphia 1 Houston 6, Cincinnati 0 LA Dodgers 2, Milwaukee 1 San Diego 6, Washington 3 Cubs 10, Pittsburgh 5

CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Cleveland

39

30

.565

6-4

W-4

21-12

18-18

Kansas City

38

31

.551

1

8-2

W-3

25-8

13-23

Detroit

34

35

.493

5

4-6

L-3

17-13

17-22 17-19

Chicago

34

36

.486

4-6

W-1

17-17

Minnesota

21

48

.304

18

3-7

W-1

13-24

8-24

EAST

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Baltimore

40

29

.580

4-6

L-1

26-12

14-17

Boston

39

30

.565

1

5-5

L-1

22-16

17-14

Toronto

39

33

.542

7-3

L-2

18-16

21-17

New York

34

35

.493

6

5-5

L-1

18-14

16-21

Tampa Bay

31

37

.456

4-6

L-5

15-20

16-17

WEST

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Texas

46

25

.648

9-1

W-7

25-10

21-15

Seattle

36

33

.522

9

3-7

L-2

15-18

21-15

Houston

35

36

.493

11

6-4

W-3

20-15

15-21

Arizona

33

39

.458

11½

7-3

W-4

13-25

20-14

Los Angeles

31

39

.443

14½

5-5

L-1

15-20

16-19

San Diego

29

42

.408

15

4-6

W-2

18-22

11-20

Oakland

28

41

.406

17

3-7

L-2

15-21

13-20

ROUNDUP

Pittsburgh’s Erik Kratz connects for a homer of San Francisco starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the ifth inning Monday night for the game’s only run.

Bucs halt Giants’ win streak Jef Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 62/3 scoreless innings, Erik Kratz hit his irst home run since 2014 and the host Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 1-0 on Monday night, ending the Giants’ winning streak at eight games. Locke (6-5) allowed ive hits, no walks and struck out three, helping the Pirates to just their second win in 12 games. He had allowed 18 runs and 20 hits over 82/3 innings during his previous two outings. Kratz’s solo shot with two outs in the ifth inning was his irst since a twohomer game for the Kansas City Royals on Aug. 18, 2014, against the Minnesota. Madison Bumgarner (8-3) was the tough-luck loser, allowing one run in a complete game while having his winning streak snapped at seven games. D’backs 3, Phillies 1 • Shelby Miller threw 62/3 sharp innings, Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer and visiting Arizona beat reeling Philadelphia to complete a fourgame sweep. Miller (2-6) allowed one run and ive hits, striking out ive in his irst start since May 24. He had been on the disabled list because of a sprained right index inger. The Phillies went 0-6 on their irst winless homestand of six or more games since Sept. 21-27, 1964, when they went 0-7 at Connie Mack Stadium before losing three more games in a historic collapse from irst place. Rockies 5, Marlins 3 • Mark Reynolds hit two home runs to help power visiting Colorado to victory in what turned out to be a home-run contest.

Trevor Story, Nick Hundley, and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, who salvaged the inal game of a four-game series. Marcell Ozuna hit two home runs and Giancarlo Stanton had one for the Marlins.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Rangers 4, Orioles 3 • Shin-Soo Choo hit the go-ahead two-run single and Ian Desmond homered to lift host Texas in a makeup game matching the American League’s top two teams. The Rangers, who swept the Cardinals over the weekend, extended their winning streak to seven games — the last four being one-run games. Astros 10, Angels 7 • Doug Fister threw seven solid innings and Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each hit home runs to boost host Houston. Fister (8-3) gave up two runs on four hits and struck out ive in earning his seventh straight win. The Astros have won Fister’s last 10 starts. Former Cardinal Pat Neshek got the inal two outs for his irst save. Indians 7, Rays 4 • Francisco Lindor and Juan Uribe homered in the eighth inning and host Cleveland beat Tampa Bay. Carlos Santana also homered for the AL Central-leading Indians, who have won four straight games. White Sox 3, Red Sox 1 • Jose Abreu doubled home two runs of Boston closer Craig Kimbrel with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to boost Chicago. Associated Press

MLB NOTEBOOK Nationals scratch Strasburg The Washington Nationals scratched unbeaten righthander Stephen Strasburg from his scheduled showdown Monday night with Clayton Kershaw. The NL East leaders announced the move about 80 minutes before the irst pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers because Strasburg had an upper back strain. Yusmeiro Petit got the start in place of Strasburg (10-0), who was due to face Kershaw (10-1) for the irst time in the aces’ major-league careers. Strasburg was outstanding in his most recent start, pitching seven innings of one-run ball last week against the Chicago Cubs. He has 118 strikeouts while allowing opponents to hit just .220. Kershaw leads the majors in ERA (1.58) and strikeouts (133). Cubs place Fowler on DL • The Chicago Cubs placed center ielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list because of a right hamstring injury. Fowler got hurt while running out a grounder to third in the irst inning of Saturday night’s 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Fowler, who re-signed with Chicago in late February, is batting .290 in 64 games this year and was leading the NL outield voting for the All-Star Game in the last update on Wednesday. “Ultimately, we knew it was going to

Tuesday’s pitching matchups

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be something that was going to sideline him for at least the next handful of games, week or so,” general manager Jed Hoyer said. “When that’s the case, playing shorthanded for what would be a signiicant part of a DL stint doesn’t make a lot of sense. Dexter was great about it. I think he’s in good spirits. I think he feels like he’s going to be 100 percent when this is over.” Hoyer also said outielder Jorge Soler (left hamstring strain) and inielder Tommy La Stella (right hamstring strain) are running again and moving closer to minor league rehab stints. Dufy’s steak ends • Giants third baseman Matt Dufy’s Iroman streak didn’t last long. One day after he became the major’s leader in consecutive games played, when Baltimore’s Manny Machado began serving a suspension, Dufy sat out because of a sore left Achilles tendon. So his run ended at 188 games. He is out indeinitely. Braves’ Smith headed to DL • Atlanta Braves rookie outielder Mallex Smith is likely to be out at least six weeks because of the broken thumb he sufered Sunday when it was hit by a pitch in a game against the Mets. He is to go on the disabled list before Tuesday’s series opener against Miami. From news services

NATIONAL LEAGUE

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Diamondbacks 3, Phillies 1

Indians 7, Rays 4

Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Segura 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .307 Gosselin 1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .253 Lamb 3b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .283 Weeks lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .244 Hudson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-O’Brien ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .133 Ziegler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Castillo c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Brito cf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .206 Tomas rf-lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .257 Ahmed ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .214 Miller p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .118 Clippard p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Bourn ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Totals 32 3 7 3 0 10 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hernandez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .248 Galvis ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .210 Herrera cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .302 Blanco 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .262 Joseph 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Rupp c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .264 Goeddel lf-rf 3 0 2 1 0 0 .242 Hellickson p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .105 a-Paredes ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Neris p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Bourjos rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .217 c-Asche ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Totals 32 1 6 1 1 7 Arizona 300 000 000 — 3 7 1 Philadelphia 010 000 000 — 1 6 0 a-flied out for Hellickson in the 7th. b-struck out for Clippard in the 8th. c-struck out for Bourjos in the 8th. d-struck out for Hudson in the 9th. E: Ahmed (9). LOB: Arizona 2, Philadelphia 5. 2B: Segura (14), Weeks (7), Tomas (13), Blanco (10), Goeddel (3). HR: Lamb (14), off Hellickson. RBIs: Gosselin (6), Lamb 2 (45), Goeddel (12). SB: Bourjos (4). CS: Galvis (2). RLISP: Arizona 2 (Tomas, Ahmed); Philadelphia 4 (Herrera, Rupp, Hellickson, Paredes). GIDP: Weeks, Joseph. DP: Arizona 1 (Segura, Ahmed, Gosselin); Philadelphia 1 (Galvis, Hernandez, Joseph). Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Miller W, 2-6 62/3 5 1 1 1 5 102 6.36 1/ Clippard 0 0 0 3 3.46 3 0 0 Hudson 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1.61 Ziegler S, 15-15 1 1 0 0 0 1 9 2.64 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hellickson L, 4-6 7 6 3 3 0 6 87 4.41 Neris 2 1 0 0 0 4 24 2.89 Inherited runners-scored: Clippard 2-0. Umpires: Home, Chad Fairchild; First, Adam Hamari; Second, Laz Diaz; Third, Marvin Hudson. T: 2:40. A: 22,118 .

Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Forsythe 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .301 Miller ss 4 2 1 1 0 1 .238 Longoria 3b 4 1 1 2 0 2 .278 Morrison 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Pearce dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .322 Dickerson lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .198 Jennings cf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .200 Mahtook rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 Motter rf 2 0 0 1 0 0 .196 Casali c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .168 Totals 32 4 5 4 0 7 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Davis cf-lf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .264 Kipnis 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .265 Lindor ss 4 2 3 1 0 0 .314 Napoli dh 4 0 1 0 0 2 .232 Santana 1b 4 2 2 2 0 0 .230 J.Ramirez lf-3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .288 Uribe 3b 4 1 1 2 0 0 .235 Chisenhall rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Gomes c 4 2 2 0 0 1 .177 Martinez rf-cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .314 Totals 33 7 11 7 0 6 Tampa Bay 200 011 000 — 4 5 0 Cleveland 000 111 13x — 7 11 2 E: Kipnis (4), Santana (1). LOB: Tampa Bay 2, Cleveland 4. 2B: Lindor (14), Gomes (9). 3B: Jennings (1). HR: Longoria (18), off Tomlin; Miller (9), off Tomlin; Santana (15), off Smyly; Lindor (8), off E.Ramirez; Uribe (5), off E.Ramirez. RBIs: Miller (24), Longoria 2 (43), Motter (7), Davis (27), Kipnis (35), Lindor (36), Santana 2 (36), Uribe 2 (19). SB: Davis (21), Kipnis (4), Lindor (12). SF: Davis. S: Martinez. RLISP: Cleveland 3 (Lindor 2, Napoli). GIDP: Longoria, Casali. DP: Cleveland 2 (Lindor, Kipnis, Santana), (Lindor, Kipnis, Santana). Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Smyly 7 8 4 4 0 5 97 4.78 E.Ramirez L, 7-5 2/3 3 3 3 0 1 17 3.49 1/ 0 0 0 1 3.46 Sturdevant 3 0 0 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tomlin 7 5 4 3 0 3 101 3.32 Shaw W, 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 3 17 5.14 Allen S, 14-16 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 3.23 HBP: Tomlin (Mahtook). Umpires: Home, Angel Hernandez; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Gabe Morales. T: 2:26. A: 13,811 .

Pirates 1, Giants 0 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pagan lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .271 Panik 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .261 Belt 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .304 Posey c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 Crawford ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 Pena 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Parker rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Bumgarner p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .154 Blanco cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Totals 32 0 6 0 0 4 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mercer ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .270 Harrison 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .295 McCutchen cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Freese 1b 2 0 0 0 1 2 .292 Kang 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .279 Marte lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Polanco rf 2 0 1 0 1 0 .293 Kratz c 3 1 1 1 0 1 .056 Locke p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .120 Feliz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Watson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Rodriguez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244 Melancon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 27 1 5 1 2 8 San Francisco 000 000 000 — 0 6 0 Pittsburgh 000 010 00x — 1 5 0 a-struck out for Watson in the 8th. LOB: San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 4. 2B: Parker (3). HR: Kratz (1), off Bumgarner. RBIs: Kratz (1). CS: Polanco (5). RLISP: San Francisco 2 (Bumgarner 2). GIDP: Harrison. DP: San Francisco 1 (Crawford, Panik, Belt); Pittsburgh 1 (Polanco, Freese). San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bumgarner L, 8-3 8 5 1 1 2 8 110 1.85 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Locke W, 6-5 62/3 5 0 0 0 3 84 5.44 1/ Feliz 0 0 0 5 3.55 3 0 0 Watson 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 3.72 Melancon S, 20-21 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 1.59 Inherited runners-scored: Feliz 1-0. Umpires: Home, CB Bucknor; First, Fieldin Culbreth; Second, Jim Reynolds; Third, Manny Gonzalez. T: 2:24. A: 27,906 .

Rockies 5, Marlins 3 Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blackmon cf 5 1 3 1 0 0 .292 LeMahieu 2b 5 0 3 0 0 0 .318 Arenado 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .288 Gonzalez rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .311 Story ss 3 1 1 1 1 1 .264 Raburn lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Barnes lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Reynolds 1b 3 2 2 2 1 1 .290 Hundley c 3 1 1 1 1 1 .253 De La Rosa p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .250 b-Adames ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .217 Qualls p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Logan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Castro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Motte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Descalso ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .394 Estevez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 36 5 12 5 4 9 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Suzuki lf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .349 Prado 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .321 Ozuna cf 4 2 2 2 0 1 .322 Stanton rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .216 Johnson 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Dunn p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --McGowan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Yelich ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 Wittgren p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Realmuto c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .304 Dietrich 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .297 Hechavarria ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .249 Clemens p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Gillespie ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 Ellington p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bour 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .258 Totals 32 3 7 3 3 7 Colorado 030 001 001 — 5 12 1 Miami 200 100 000 — 3 7 0 a-grounded out for Clemens in the 5th. b-walked for De La Rosa in the 7th. c-hit by pitch for McGowan in the 8th. d-struck out for Motte in the 9th. E: Reynolds (3). LOB: Colorado 8, Miami 6. 2B: Realmuto (15), Hechavarria (8). HR: Story (18), off Clemens; Reynolds (5), off Clemens; Hundley (3), off Clemens; Reynolds (6), off Ellington; Blackmon (8), off Wittgren; Ozuna (14), off De La Rosa; Stanton (13), off De La Rosa; Ozuna (15), off De La Rosa. RBIs: Blackmon (31), Story (46), Reynolds 2 (25), Hundley (13), Ozuna 2 (43), Stanton (32). SB: Yelich (4). RLISP: Colorado 4 (Gonzalez, Story 2, De La Rosa); Miami 3 (Ozuna, Realmuto, Dietrich). GIDP: Arenado, Raburn, Prado, Dietrich, Bour. DP: Colorado 3 (Story, LeMahieu, Reynolds), (Reynolds, Story, Castro), (Story, Reynolds); Miami 2 (Hechavarria, Dietrich, Johnson), (Prado, Dietrich, Johnson). Colorado IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA De La Rosa W, 4-4 6 5 3 3 2 3 98 7.17 Qualls 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4.64 1/ Logan 0 1 1 9 1.45 3 0 0 2/ Castro 0 0 0 3 5.14 3 0 0 Motte 1 0 0 0 0 2 23 2.00 Estevez S, 4-6 1 1 0 0 0 1 17 3.86 Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Clemens 5 7 3 3 3 2 78 5.40 Ellington L, 1-1 11/3 3 1 1 1 2 31 1.69 2/ Dunn 0 0 1 10 2.57 3 0 0 McGowan 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 2.42 Wittgren 1 2 1 1 0 2 22 3.12 Qualls pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: Logan 1-0, Castro 2-0, Dunn 3-0. HBP: Motte (Yelich). Umpires: Home, Ron Kulpa; First, Chris Conroy; Second, Jerry Meals; Third, Sean Barber. T: 3:17. A: 18,187 .

Monday White Sox 3, Boston 1, 10 inn. Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 4 Texas 4, Baltimore 3 Houston 10, LA Angels 7 Seattle at Detroit, late Sunday Cleveland 3, White Sox 2, 10 innings San Francisco 5, Tampa Bay 1 Baltimore 11, Toronto 6 Boston 2, Seattle 1 Minnesota 7, NY Yankees 4 Houston 6, Cincinnati 0 Texas 5, Cardinals 4 Kansas City 2, Detroit 1, 13 inn. LA Angels 2, Oakland 0

White Sox 3, Red Sox 1, 10 inn. Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Anderson ss 5 0 1 0 0 2 .273 Eaton cf-rf 5 1 0 0 0 1 .277 Abreu 1b 5 0 2 2 0 0 .267 Cabrera lf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .284 Frazier 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .198 Lawrie 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .229 Avila c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .211 Garcia dh 2 1 0 0 2 0 .254 Coats rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Saladino rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 Shuck cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .193 Totals 35 3 7 2 4 8 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Bogaerts ss 4 0 0 0 1 2 .347 Ortiz dh 5 0 1 0 0 0 .339 Ramirez 1b 4 0 0 0 1 2 .269 Bradley Jr. cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .305 Young lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .292 Shaw 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .269 a-Pedroia ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .301 Vazquez c 4 0 2 1 0 0 .221 Hernandez 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .238 b-LaMarre ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Marrero 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 35 1 5 1 5 10 Chicago 010 000 000 2 — 3 7 1 Boston 000 000 100 0 — 1 5 2 a-struck out for Shaw in the 9th. b-struck out for Hernandez in the 9th. E: Eaton (1), Wright (2), Shaw (9). LOB: Chicago 7, Boston 9. 2B: Abreu (15), Lawrie (19). RBIs: Abreu 2 (44), Vazquez (11). S: Coats. RLISP: Chicago 5 (Eaton, Cabrera, Frazier 2, Avila); Boston 5 (Bogaerts, Hernandez 2, LaMarre 2). GIDP: Cabrera. DP: Boston 1 (Hernandez, Ramirez). Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gonzalez 62/3 4 1 1 2 5 97 4.29 Jones 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.84 Putnam 0 0 0 0 3 0 21 2.30 Duke W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 3.04 Robertson S, 17-19 1 1 0 0 0 2 15 3.81 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wright 9 5 1 0 3 6 112 2.01 2/ 2 1 1 23 2.57 Kimbrel L, 0-3 3 2 2 1/ 0 0 1 8 2.91 Ross Jr. 3 0 0 Putnam pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. Inherited runners-scored: Jones 2-0, Duke 3-0, Ross Jr. 1-0. PB: Vazquez 2 (8). Umpires: Home, Ed Hickox; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Mike Estabrook; Third, Dana DeMuth. T: 3:33. A: 36,291 .

Rangers 4, Orioles 3 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jones cf 5 1 1 1 0 1 .244 Rickard rf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .263 a-Kim ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .337 Davis 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .234 Trumbo dh 4 0 2 0 1 0 .281 Wieters c 4 0 2 0 1 1 .273 Schoop 2b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .281 Hardy ss 4 1 2 1 0 1 .247 Reimold lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .264 Janish 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .194 Totals 39 3 15 3 2 7 Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo rf 4 0 1 2 0 2 .233 Desmond cf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .312 Mazara lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .292 Beltre 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .275 Fielder dh 3 1 1 0 1 0 .202 Odor 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .271 Andrus ss 4 1 3 0 0 0 .291 Moreland 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .233 Wilson c 2 0 0 1 0 2 .258 Totals 31 4 9 4 1 8 Baltimore 030 000 000 — 3 15 0 Texas 001 300 00x — 4 9 0 a-flied out for Rickard in the 9th. LOB: Baltimore 12, Texas 6. 2B: Rickard (9), Hardy (9). HR: Desmond (11), off Gausman. RBIs: Jones (42), Rickard (13), Hardy (9), Choo 2 (6), Desmond (46), Wilson (15). SB: Andrus (10). CS: Reimold (2). SF: Wilson. RLISP: Baltimore 3 (Davis, Wieters, Schoop); Texas 3 (Choo, Desmond, Beltre). GIDP: Trumbo, Reimold, Odor. DP: Baltimore 1 (Schoop, Hardy, Davis); Texas 2 (Beltre, Moreland), (Odor, Andrus, Moreland). Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gausman L, 0-5 5 9 4 4 1 5 103 4.37 Bundy 3 0 0 0 0 3 46 3.90 Texas IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 1/ Holland 4 3 9 3 3 2 4 91 5.20 Tolleson W, 2-2 12/3 2 0 0 0 0 20 7.44 Barnette 2 2 0 0 0 2 26 3.34 Dyson S, 14-15 1 2 0 0 0 1 14 1.98 Gausman pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Inherited runners-scored: Bundy 1-0, Tolleson 1-0. HBP: Gausman (Beltre), Barnette (Davis). WP: Gausman 2. Umpires: Home, Alfonso Marquez; First, Larry Vanover; Second, Dave Rackley; Third, Chris Guccione. T: 3:04. A: 35,366 .

NL

Pitcher

StL Chi

Wainwright (R) Hammel (R) 7:05

5-4 7-2

4.78 2.26

SF Pit

Cueto (R) Boscan (R)

6:05

10-1 1-0

2.10 2.92

Atl Norris (R) Mia Fernandez (R) 6:10

2-7 9-3

4.81 2.57

Was Roark (R) LA Kazmir (L)

9:10

6-4 5-3

3.14 4.64

AL

Time W-L

ERA

Pitcher

Time W-L

ERA

Sea Paxton (L) Det Verlander (R) 6:08

1-2 7-5

2.86 3.87

Chi Sale (L) Bos Buchholz (R)

6:10

11-2 3-6

2.94 5.86

TB Cle

6:10

0-1 6-7

2.16 4.23

LA Santiago (L) Hou McHugh (R)

7:10

4-4 5-5

5.30 4.89

IL

Time W-L

ERA 5.63 4.77

Snell (L) Kluber (R)

Pitcher

Col Bettis (R) NYY Nova (R)

6:05

5-5 5-4

SD Bal

Perdomo (R) Wilson (R)

6:05

2-2 3-5

8.79 4.16

Ari Tor

Corbin (L) Estrada (R)

6:07

3-6 5-2

4.76 2.58

KC Kennedy (R) 5-5 NYM Syndergaard (R) 6:10 7-2

4.17 1.91

Cin DeSclafani (R) Tex Lewis (R) 7:05

0-0 6-0

2.08 2.81

Phi Nola (R) Min Duffey (R)

7:10

5-6 2-6

3.51 5.56

Mil Nelson (R) Oak Gray (R)

9:05

5-6 3-6

3.92 5.53

Astros 10, Angels 7 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Escobar 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .310 Calhoun rf 2 1 0 0 1 1 .286 Giavotella 2b 2 1 1 1 0 0 .278 Trout cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .298 Marte lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Pujols dh 3 1 1 1 1 0 .234 Cron 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .265 Nava lf-rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .226 Simmons ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .215 Robinson cf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .233 Perez c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .190 Petit 2b-ss 4 1 1 4 0 0 .287 Totals 36 7 9 7 2 7 Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Springer rf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .262 Kemp lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 Gonzalez 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .257 Altuve 2b 5 2 2 1 0 0 .343 Correa ss 3 2 2 3 1 0 .259 a-Worth ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 Rasmus lf-rf 5 2 3 1 0 1 .234 Gomez cf 4 1 3 1 0 1 .222 Marisnick cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 Valbuena 3b 3 0 2 1 2 0 .250 Gattis dh 4 0 1 1 0 2 .214 Castro c 4 1 1 1 0 1 .208 Totals 36 10 15 9 6 6 Los Angeles 000 002 014 — 7 9 2 Houston 303 102 10x — 10 15 2 a-lined out for Correa in the 7th. E: Calhoun 2 (4), Correa (6), Sipp (1). LOB: Los Angeles 4, Houston 9. 2B: Pujols (7), Cron (12), Correa (10), Valbuena (12). HR: Giavotella (6), off Feliz; Petit (2), off Sipp; Altuve (11), off Morin; Correa (10), off Achter; Castro (6), off Achter. RBIs: Pujols (45), Cron (30), Petit 4 (14), Giavotella (24), Altuve (40), Correa 3 (36), Rasmus (37), Gomez (14), Valbuena (22), Gattis (29), Castro (18). RLISP: Los Angeles 3 (Trout, Cron, Nava); Houston 2 (Gomez, Gattis). GIDP: Pujols, Petit, Springer, Altuve, Gattis. DP: Los Angeles 3 (Simmons, Petit, Cron), (Simmons, Petit, Cron), (Simmons, Petit, Cron); Houston 2 (Correa, Altuve, Gonzalez), (Valbuena, Altuve, Gonzalez). Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chacin L, 3-5 2 6 6 5 5 1 72 5.56 Morin 2 2 1 1 0 3 20 4.11 Alvarez 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 4.54 Achter 3 7 3 3 0 1 51 4.67 Houston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fister W, 8-3 7 4 2 2 2 5 108 3.21 Feliz 1 2 1 1 0 1 16 3.41 1/ Sipp 3 0 1 17 4.37 3 3 4 Neshek S, 1-1 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 6 3.27 Chacin pitched to 5 batters in the 3rd. Inherited runners-scored: Morin 2-0. HBP: Chacin (Gonzalez), Fister (Trout). WP: Chacin, Fister. Umpires: Home, Ramon De Jesus; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Eric Cooper; Third, Adrian Johnson. T: 3:13. A: 22,553 .

This Date In Baseball June 21 1916 • Rube Foster of the Red Sox pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the New York Yankees. Foster struck out three and walked three and pitched the first no-hitter at Fenway Park. 1941 • Lefty Grove’s 20-game consecutive win streak at Fenway Park ended with a 13-9 loss to the St. Louis Browns. The streak spanned from May 3, 1938, to May 12, 1941. 1956 • In a rare double one-hitter, Chicago’s Jack Harshman outdueled Connie Johnson and George Zuverink of Baltimore, and the White Sox beat the Orioles 1-0. 1964 • Jim Bunning of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a perfect game against the New York Mets on Father’s Day. The no-hitter gave Bunning one in each league. The Phillies’ Gus Triandos became the first catcher to handle no-hitters in both leagues. 1970 • Detroit Tigers shortstop Cesar Gutierrez had seven hits in seven at-bats in a 9-8, 12-inning victory over the Cleveland Indians. Gutierrez had six singles and a double. 1989 • Carlton Fisk set an American League record for homers by a catcher and drove in three runs to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Fisk hit his 307th homer as a catcher to pass the Yankees’ Yogi Berra. 2000 • Eric Chavez hit for the cycle in Oakland’s 10-3 win over Baltimore. Chavez doubled in the second inning, singled in the fourth, tripled in the fifth and finished off the cycle with a homer in the seventh. 2002 • Luis Castillo singled in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to 35 games, tying Ty Cobb and two others for the 10th-longest streak in baseball history. 2005 • Jeff Larish matched a College World Series record with three homers, and J.J. Sferra drove in the game-winning run with a bloop single in the 11th inning as Arizona State rallied for an 8-7 victory and eliminated hometown favorite Nebraska. Larish’s record-tying third homer tied it in the bottom of the ninth, and Sferra’s single in the 11th punctuated the 4-hour, 7-minute game. 2005 • The New York Yankees scored 13 runs in the eighth inning, sending 16 batters to the plate, to help overcome an early eight-run deficit and defeat Tampa Bay 20-11. 2006 • Jose Reyes hit for the cycle in the New York Mets’ 6-5 loss to Cincinnati. 2009 • St. Louis’ Tony La Russa joined Connie Mack (3,831) and John McGraw (2,763) as the only managers with 2,500 victories following a 12-5 win over Kansas City. La Russa is 2,500-2,177 in 31 years as a big league manager with the Chicago White Sox, Oakland and St. Louis. 2011 • Minnesota tied a major league record by opening with eight consecutive hits against San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner, en route to a 9-2 win. Ben Revere had two hits and two RBIs to highlight an eight-run first inning.


BASEBALL

B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NATIONAL LEAGUE

M 2 • TUeSDAy • 06.21.2016

AMERICAN LEAGUE

CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Chicago

47

21

.691

6-4

L-1

25-9

22-12

Cardinals

36

33

.522

11½

5-5

W-1

15-21

21-12

Pittsburgh

34

36

.486

14

2-8

W-1

19-15

15-21

Milwaukee

31

39

.443

17

3-7

L-3

19-17

12-22

Cincinnati

27

43

.386

21

5-5

L-2

17-19

10-24

EAST

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Washington

43

28

.606

6-4

L-3

20-12

23-16

New York

36

32

.529

4-6

L-3

17-16

19-16

Miami

37

33

.529

6-4

L-1

17-17

20-16

Philadelphia

30

41

.423

13

1-9

L-7

16-22

14-19

Atlanta

23

46

.333

19

6-4

W-5

9-27

14-19

WEST

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

San Francisco 44

27

.620

8-2

L-1

22-13

22-14

Los Angeles

39

33

.542

6-4

W-4

21-15

18-18

Colorado

33

36

.478

10

6-4

W-1

15-16

18-20

Monday Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 Arizona 3, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 1, San Francisco 0 Colorado 5, Miami 3 LA Dodgers 4, Washington 1 Sunday Texas 5, Cardinals 4 Atlanta 6, NY Mets 0 San Francisco 5, Tampa Bay 1 Miami 3, Colorado 0 Arizona 5, Philadelphia 1 Houston 6, Cincinnati 0 LA Dodgers 2, Milwaukee 1 San Diego 6, Washington 3 Cubs 10, Pittsburgh 5

CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Cleveland

39

30

.565

6-4

W-4

21-12

18-18

Kansas City

38

31

.551

1

8-2

W-3

25-8

13-23

Detroit

34

35

.493

5

4-6

L-3

17-13

17-22 17-19

Chicago

34

36

.486

4-6

W-1

17-17

Minnesota

21

48

.304

18

3-7

W-1

13-24

8-24

EAST

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Baltimore

40

29

.580

4-6

L-1

26-12

14-17

Boston

39

30

.565

1

5-5

L-1

22-16

17-14

Toronto

39

33

.542

7-3

L-2

18-16

21-17

New York

34

35

.493

6

5-5

L-1

18-14

16-21

Tampa Bay

31

37

.456

4-6

L-5

15-20

16-17

WEST

W

L

Pct

GB

L10

Str

Home

Away

Texas

46

25

.648

9-1

W-7

25-10

21-15

Seattle

36

33

.522

9

3-7

L-2

15-18

21-15

Houston

35

36

.493

11

6-4

W-3

20-15

15-21

Arizona

33

39

.458

11½

7-3

W-4

13-25

20-14

Los Angeles

31

39

.443

14½

5-5

L-1

15-20

16-19

San Diego

29

42

.408

15

4-6

W-2

18-22

11-20

Oakland

28

41

.406

17

3-7

L-2

15-21

13-20

ROUNDUP

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pittsburgh’s Erik Kratz connects for a homer of San Francisco starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the ifth inning Monday night for the game’s only run.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Pirates 1, Giants 0

Diamondbacks 3, Phillies 1

San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pagan lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .271 Panik 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .261 Belt 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .304 Posey c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .274 Crawford ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .259 Pena 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Parker rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Bumgarner p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .154 Blanco cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Totals 32 0 6 0 0 4 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mercer ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .270 Harrison 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .295 McCutchen cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Freese 1b 2 0 0 0 1 2 .292 Kang 3b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .279 Marte lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Polanco rf 2 0 1 0 1 0 .293 Kratz c 3 1 1 1 0 1 .056 Locke p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .120 Feliz p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Watson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Rodriguez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244 Melancon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 27 1 5 1 2 8 San Francisco 000 000 000 — 0 6 0 Pittsburgh 000 010 00x — 1 5 0 a-struck out for Watson in the 8th. LOB: San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 4. 2B: Parker (3). HR: Kratz (1), off Bumgarner. RBIs: Kratz (1). CS: Polanco (5). RLISP: San Francisco 2 (Bumgarner 2). GIDP: Harrison. DP: San Francisco 1 (Crawford, Panik, Belt); Pittsburgh 1 (Polanco, Freese). San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Bumgarner L, 8-3 8 5 1 1 2 8 110 1.85 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Locke W, 6-5 62/3 5 0 0 0 3 84 5.44 1/ Feliz 0 0 0 5 3.55 3 0 0 Watson 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 3.72 Melancon S, 20-21 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 1.59 IRS: Feliz 1-0. T: 2:24. A: 27,906.

Rockies 5, Marlins 3

Bucs halt Giants’ win streak

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Jef Locke followed consecutive horrible starts with 62/3 scoreless innings, Erik Kratz hit his irst home run since 2014 and the host Pittsburgh Pirates beat San Francisco 1-0 on Monday night, ending the Giants’ winning streak at eight games. Locke (6-5) allowed ive hits, no walks and struck out three, helping the Pirates to just their second win in 12 games. Madison Bumgarner (8-3) was the tough-luck loser, allowing one run in a complete game while having his winning streak snapped at seven games.

Rangers 4, Orioles 3 • Shin-Soo Choo hit the go-ahead two-run single and Ian Desmond homered to lift host Texas in a makeup game matching the American League’s top two teams. The Rangers, who swept the Cardinals over the weekend, extended their winning streak to seven games — the last four being one-run games. Since the makeup of an April 17 rainout counted as a series, the AL Westleading Rangers stretched their club record to 10 consecutive series wins;

D’backs 3, Phillies 1 • Shelby Miller threw 62/3 sharp innings, Jake Lamb hit a two-run homer and visiting Arizona beat reeling Philadelphia to complete a fourgame sweep. Miller (2-6) allowed one run and ive hits, striking out ive in his irst start since May 24. He had been on the disabled list because of a sprained right index inger.

Astros 10, Angels 7 • Doug Fister threw seven solid innings and Jose Altuve, Jason Castro and Carlos Correa each hit home runs to boost host Houston. Fister (8-3) gave up two runs on four hits and struck out ive in earning his seventh straight win.Pat Neshek got the inal two outs for his irst save.

Dodgers 4, Nationals 1 • Clayton Kershaw yielded six hits over seven dominant innings to earn his ninth victory in 10 starts, and host Los Angeles won its fourth straight victory. The Dodgers’ ace still added eight strikeouts to his major league-leading 141, fanning Bryce Harper three times. Rockies 5, Marlins 3 • Mark Reynolds hit two home runs to help power visiting Colorado to victory in what turned out to be a home-run contest. Trevor Story, Nick Hundley, and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, who salvaged the inal game of a four-game series.

Indians 7, Rays 4 • Francisco Lindor and Juan Uribe homered in the eighth inning and host Cleveland beat Tampa Bay. Carlos Santana also homered for the AL Central-leading Indians, who have won four straight games. White Sox 3, Red Sox 1 • Jose Abreu doubled home two runs of Boston closer Craig Kimbrel with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to boost Chicago. Tigers 8, Mariners 7 • Justin Upton hit a line drive over the left-ield wall in the 12th inning for his second home run of the game, lifting host Detroit to a victory over Seattle. Associated Press

MLB NOTEBOOK Nationals scratch Strasburg The Washington Nationals scratched unbeaten righthander Stephen Strasburg from his scheduled showdown Monday night with Clayton Kershaw. The NL East leaders announced the move about 80 minutes before the irst pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers because Strasburg had an upper back strain. Yusmeiro Petit got the start in place of Strasburg (10-0), who was due to face Kershaw (10-1) for the irst time in the aces’ major-league careers. Strasburg was outstanding in his most recent start, pitching seven innings of one-run ball last week against the Chicago Cubs. He has 118 strikeouts while allowing opponents to hit just .220. Kershaw leads the majors in ERA (1.58) and strikeouts (133). Cubs place Fowler on DL • The Chicago Cubs placed center ielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list because of a right hamstring injury. Fowler got hurt while running out a grounder to third in the irst inning of Saturday night’s 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh. Fowler, who re-signed with Chicago in late February, is batting .290 in 64 games this year and was leading the NL outield voting for the All-Star Game in the last update on Wednesday. “Ultimately, we knew it was going to

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Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Segura 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .307 Gosselin 1b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .253 Lamb 3b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .283 Weeks lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .244 d-O’Brien ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .133 Castillo c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Brito cf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .206 Tomas rf-lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .257 Ahmed ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .214 Miller p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .118 b-Bourn ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .245 Totals 32 3 7 3 0 10 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hernandez 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .248 Galvis ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 .210 Herrera cf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .302 Blanco 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .262 Joseph 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Rupp c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .264 Goeddel lf-rf 3 0 2 1 0 0 .242 Hellickson p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .105 a-Paredes ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Bourjos rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .217 c-Asche ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .226 Totals 32 1 6 1 1 7 Arizona 300 000 000 — 3 7 1 Philadelphia 010 000 000 — 1 6 0 a-flied out for Hellickson in the 7th. b-struck out for Clippard in the 8th. c-struck out for Bourjos in the 8th. d-struck out for Hudson in the 9th. E: Ahmed (9). LOB: Arizona 2, Philadelphia 5. 2B: Segura (14), Weeks (7), Tomas (13), Blanco (10), Goeddel (3). HR: Lamb (14), off Hellickson. RBIs: Gosselin (6), Lamb 2 (45), Goeddel (12). SB: Bourjos (4). CS: Galvis (2). RLISP: Arizona 2 (Tomas, Ahmed); Philadelphia 4 (Herrera, Rupp, Hellickson, Paredes). GIDP: Weeks, Joseph. DP: Arizona 1 (Segura, Ahmed, Gosselin); Philadelphia 1 (Galvis, Hernandez, Joseph). Arizona IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Miller W, 2-6 62/3 5 1 1 1 5 102 6.36 1/ Clippard 0 0 0 3 3.46 3 0 0 Hudson 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1.61 Ziegler S, 15-15 1 1 0 0 0 1 9 2.64 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hellickson L, 4-6 7 6 3 3 0 6 87 4.41 Neris 2 1 0 0 0 4 24 2.89 IRS: Clippard 2-0. T: 2:40. A: 22,118 .

Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blackmon cf 5 1 3 1 0 0 .292 LeMahieu 2b 5 0 3 0 0 0 .318 Arenado 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .288 Gonzalez rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .311 Story ss 3 1 1 1 1 1 .264 Raburn lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .245 Barnes lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Reynolds 1b 3 2 2 2 1 1 .290 Hundley c 3 1 1 1 1 1 .253 De La Rosa p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .250 b-Adames ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .217 d-Descalso ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .394 Totals 36 5 12 5 4 9 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Suzuki lf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .349 Prado 3b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .321 Ozuna cf 4 2 2 2 0 1 .322 Stanton rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .216 Johnson 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .238 McGowan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Yelich ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 Realmuto c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .304 Dietrich 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .297 Hechavarria ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .249 Clemens p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 a-Gillespie ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 Ellington p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Bour 1b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .258 Totals 32 3 7 3 3 7 Colorado 030 001 001 — 5 12 1 Miami 200 100 000 — 3 7 0 a-grounded out for Clemens in the 5th. b-walked for De La Rosa in the 7th. c-hit by pitch for McGowan in the 8th. d-struck out for Motte in the 9th. E: Reynolds (3). LOB: Colorado 8, Miami 6. 2B: Realmuto (15), Hechavarria (8). HR: Story (18), off Clemens; Reynolds (5), off Clemens; Hundley (3), off Clemens; Reynolds (6), off Ellington; Blackmon (8), off Wittgren; Ozuna (14), off De La Rosa; Stanton (13), off De La Rosa; Ozuna (15), off De La Rosa. RBIs: Blackmon (31), Story (46), Reynolds 2 (25), Hundley (13), Ozuna 2 (43), Stanton (32). SB: Yelich (4). RLISP: Colorado 4 (Gonzalez, Story 2, De La Rosa); Miami 3 (Ozuna, Realmuto, Dietrich). GIDP: Arenado, Raburn, Prado, Dietrich, Bour. DP: Colorado 3 (Story, LeMahieu, Reynolds), (Reynolds, Story, Castro), (Story, Reynolds); Miami 2 (Hechavarria, Dietrich, Johnson), (Prado, Dietrich, Johnson). Colorado IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA De La Rosa W, 4-4 6 5 3 3 2 3 98 7.17 Qualls 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4.64 1/ 0 1 1 9 1.45 3 0 0 Logan 2/ 0 0 0 3 5.14 Castro 3 0 0 Motte 1 0 0 0 0 2 23 2.00 Estevez S, 4-6 1 1 0 0 0 1 17 3.86 Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Clemens 5 7 3 3 3 2 78 5.40 Ellington L, 1-1 11/3 3 1 1 1 2 31 1.69 2/ 0 0 1 10 2.57 Dunn 3 0 0 McGowan 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 2.42 Wittgren 1 2 1 1 0 2 22 3.12 Qualls pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. IRS: Logan 1-0, Castro 2-0, Dunn 3-0. HBP: Motte (Yelich). T: 3:17. A: 18,187 .

Dodgers 4, Nationals 1

be something that was going to sideline him for at least the next handful of games, week or so,” general manager Jed Hoyer said. “When that’s the case, playing shorthanded for what would be a signiicant part of a DL stint doesn’t make a lot of sense. Dexter was great about it. I think he’s in good spirits. I think he feels like he’s going to be 100 percent when this is over.” Hoyer also said outielder Jorge Soler (left hamstring strain) and inielder Tommy La Stella (right hamstring strain) are running again and moving closer to minor league rehab stints. Dufy’s steak ends • Giants third baseman Matt Dufy’s Iroman streak didn’t last long. One day after he became the major’s leader in consecutive games played, when Baltimore’s Manny Machado began serving a suspension, Dufy sat out because of a sore left Achilles tendon. So his run ended at 188 games. He is out indeinitely. Braves’ Smith headed to DL • Atlanta Braves rookie outielder Mallex Smith is likely to be out at least six weeks because of the broken thumb he sufered Sunday when it was hit by a pitch in a game against the Mets. He is to go on the disabled list before Tuesday’s series opener against Miami. From news services

Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Taylor cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .243 Werth lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .250 Harper rf 4 0 1 0 0 3 .255 Murphy 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .356 Zimmerman 1b 4 1 0 0 0 1 .226 Ramos c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .333 Rendon 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .250 Espinosa ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .214 Petit p 2 0 1 0 0 0 .250 a-Heisey ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Perez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Solis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 34 1 7 1 0 10 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Utley 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .261 Seager ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 .283 Turner 3b 4 1 2 2 0 1 .252 Gonzalez 1b 3 0 0 0 1 0 .271 Thompson rf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .253 Pederson cf 3 1 1 1 0 2 .235 Kendrick lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .242 Grandal c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .180 Kershaw p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .175 b-Hernandez ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .197 Blanton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 30 4 7 4 2 9 Washington 000 000 100 — 1 7 0 Los Angeles 100 110 10x — 4 7 0 a-flied out for Petit in the 7th. b-walked for Kershaw in the 7th. LOB: Washington 6, Los Angeles 4. 2B: Taylor (10), Seager 2 (16), Kendrick (5). HR: Turner (10), off Petit; Pederson (13), off Petit. RBIs: Rendon (27), Utley (25), Turner 2 (32), Pederson (32). RLISP: Washington 3 (Harper, Heisey 2); Los Angeles 3 (Seager, Thompson 2). GIDP: Gonzalez. DP: Washington 1 (Murphy, Espinosa, Zimmerman). Washington IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Petit L, 2-1 6 5 3 3 1 5 94 3.08 Perez 1 2 1 1 0 2 30 4.91 Solis 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 1.56 Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Kershaw W, 11-1 7 6 1 1 0 8 106 1.56 Blanton 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 2.15 Jansen S, 20-23 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 1.53 PB: off Perez (Hernandez). WP: Kershaw. Umpires: Home, Cory Blaser; First, Doug Eddings; Second, Jeff Nelson; Third, Nic Lentz. T: 2:50. A: 44,712 .

Monday White Sox 3, Boston 1, 10 inn. Cleveland 7, Tampa Bay 4 Texas 4, Baltimore 3 Houston 10, LA Angels 7 Detroit 8, Seattle 7, 12 inn. Sunday Cleveland 3, White Sox 2, 10 innings San Francisco 5, Tampa Bay 1 Baltimore 11, Toronto 6 Boston 2, Seattle 1 Minnesota 7, NY Yankees 4 Houston 6, Cincinnati 0 Texas 5, Cardinals 4 Kansas City 2, Detroit 1, 13 inn. LA Angels 2, Oakland 0

AMERICAN LEAGUE Indians 7, Rays 4 Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Forsythe 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .301 Miller ss 4 2 1 1 0 1 .238 Longoria 3b 4 1 1 2 0 2 .278 Morrison 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .227 Pearce dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .322 Dickerson lf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .198 Jennings cf 3 1 2 0 0 0 .200 Mahtook rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 Motter rf 2 0 0 1 0 0 .196 Casali c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .168 Totals 32 4 5 4 0 7 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Davis cf-lf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .264 Kipnis 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .265 Lindor ss 4 2 3 1 0 0 .314 Napoli dh 4 0 1 0 0 2 .232 Santana 1b 4 2 2 2 0 0 .230 J.Ramirez lf-3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .288 Uribe 3b 4 1 1 2 0 0 .235 Chisenhall rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 Gomes c 4 2 2 0 0 1 .177 Martinez rf-cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .314 Totals 33 7 11 7 0 6 Tampa Bay 200 011 000 — 4 5 0 Cleveland 000 111 13x — 7 11 2 E: Kipnis (4), Santana (1). LOB: Tampa Bay 2, Cleveland 4. 2B: Lindor (14), Gomes (9). 3B: Jennings (1). HR: Longoria (18), off Tomlin; Miller (9), off Tomlin; Santana (15), off Smyly; Lindor (8), off E.Ramirez; Uribe (5), off E.Ramirez. RBIs: Miller (24), Longoria 2 (43), Motter (7), Davis (27), Kipnis (35), Lindor (36), Santana 2 (36), Uribe 2 (19). SB: Davis (21), Kipnis (4), Lindor (12). SF: Davis. S: Martinez. RLISP: Cleveland 3 (Lindor 2, Napoli). GIDP: Longoria, Casali. DP: Cleveland 2 (Lindor, Kipnis, Santana), (Lindor, Kipnis, Santana). Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Smyly 7 8 4 4 0 5 97 4.78 E.Ramirez L, 7-5 2/3 3 3 3 0 1 17 3.49 1/ 0 0 0 1 3.46 Sturdevant 3 0 0 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Tomlin 7 5 4 3 0 3 101 3.32 Shaw W, 1-3 1 0 0 0 0 3 17 5.14 Allen S, 14-16 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 3.23 HBP: Tomlin (Mahtook). T: 2:26. A: 13,811 .

White Sox 3, Red Sox 1, 10 inn. Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Anderson ss 5 0 1 0 0 2 .273 Eaton cf-rf 5 1 0 0 0 1 .277 Abreu 1b 5 0 2 2 0 0 .267 Cabrera lf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .284 Frazier 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .198 Lawrie 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .229 Avila c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .211 Garcia dh 2 1 0 0 2 0 .254 Coats rf 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Saladino rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 Shuck cf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .193 Totals 35 3 7 2 4 8 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 5 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Bogaerts ss 4 0 0 0 1 2 .347 Ortiz dh 5 0 1 0 0 0 .339 Ramirez 1b 4 0 0 0 1 2 .269 Bradley Jr. cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .305 Young lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .292 Shaw 3b 2 0 0 0 1 1 .269 a-Pedroia ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .301 Vazquez c 4 0 2 1 0 0 .221 Hernandez 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .238 b-LaMarre ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Marrero 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 35 1 5 1 5 10 Chicago 010 000 000 2 — 3 7 1 Boston 000 000 100 0 — 1 5 2 a-struck out for Shaw in the 9th. b-struck out for Hernandez in the 9th. E: Eaton (1), Wright (2), Shaw (9). LOB: Chicago 7, Boston 9. 2B: Abreu (15), Lawrie (19). RBIs: Abreu 2 (44), Vazquez (11). S: Coats. RLISP: Chicago 5 (Eaton, Cabrera, Frazier 2, Avila); Boston 5 (Bogaerts, Hernandez 2, LaMarre 2). GIDP: Cabrera. DP: Boston 1 (Hernandez, Ramirez). Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gonzalez 62/3 4 1 1 2 5 97 4.29 Jones 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 12 2.84 Putnam 0 0 0 0 3 0 21 2.30 Duke W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 3.04 Robertson S, 17-19 1 1 0 0 0 2 15 3.81 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wright 9 5 1 0 3 6 112 2.01 2/ 2 1 1 23 2.57 Kimbrel L, 0-3 3 2 2 1/ 0 0 1 8 2.91 Ross Jr. 3 0 0 Putnam pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. IRS: Jones 2-0, Duke 3-0, Ross Jr. 1-0. PB: Vazquez 2 (8). T: 3:33. A: 36,291 .

Rangers 4, Orioles 3 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jones cf 5 1 1 1 0 1 .244 Rickard rf 4 0 2 1 0 0 .263 a-Kim ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .337 Davis 1b 4 0 2 0 0 1 .234 Trumbo dh 4 0 2 0 1 0 .281 Wieters c 4 0 2 0 1 1 .273 Schoop 2b 5 1 2 0 0 0 .281 Hardy ss 4 1 2 1 0 1 .247 Reimold lf 4 0 1 0 0 2 .264 Janish 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .194 Totals 39 3 15 3 2 7 Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo rf 4 0 1 2 0 2 .233 Desmond cf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .312 Mazara lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .292 Beltre 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .275 Fielder dh 3 1 1 0 1 0 .202 Odor 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .271 Andrus ss 4 1 3 0 0 0 .291 Moreland 1b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .233 Wilson c 2 0 0 1 0 2 .258 Totals 31 4 9 4 1 8 Baltimore 030 000 000 — 3 15 0 Texas 001 300 00x — 4 9 0 a-flied out for Rickard in the 9th. LOB: Baltimore 12, Texas 6. 2B: Rickard (9), Hardy (9). HR: Desmond (11), off Gausman. RBIs: Jones (42), Rickard (13), Hardy (9), Choo 2 (6), Desmond (46), Wilson (15). SB: Andrus (10). CS: Reimold (2). SF: Wilson. RLISP: Baltimore 3 (Davis, Wieters, Schoop); Texas 3 (Choo, Desmond, Beltre). GIDP: Trumbo, Reimold, Odor. DP: Baltimore 1 (Schoop, Hardy, Davis); Texas 2 (Beltre, Moreland), (Odor, Andrus, Moreland). Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gausman L, 0-5 5 9 4 4 1 5 103 4.37 Bundy 3 0 0 0 0 3 46 3.90 Texas IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Holland 41/3 9 3 3 2 4 91 5.20 Tolleson W, 2-2 12/3 2 0 0 0 0 20 7.44 Barnette 2 2 0 0 0 2 26 3.34 Dyson S, 14-15 1 2 0 0 0 1 14 1.98 Gausman pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. IRS: Bundy 1-0, Tolleson 1-0. HBP: Gausman (Beltre), Barnette (Davis). WP: Gausman 2. T: 3:04. A: 35,366.

NL

Pitcher

StL Chi

Wainwright (R) Hammel (R) 7:05

5-4 7-2

4.78 2.26

SF Pit

Cueto (R) Boscan (R)

6:05

10-1 1-0

2.10 2.92

Atl Norris (R) Mia Fernandez (R) 6:10

2-7 9-3

4.81 2.57

Was Roark (R) LA Kazmir (L)

9:10

6-4 5-3

3.14 4.64

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Time W-L

ERA

Pitcher

Time W-L

ERA

Sea Paxton (L) Det Verlander (R) 6:08

1-2 7-5

2.86 3.87

Chi Sale (L) Bos Buchholz (R)

6:10

11-2 3-6

2.94 5.86

TB Cle

6:10

0-1 6-7

2.16 4.23

LA Santiago (L) Hou McHugh (R)

7:10

4-4 5-5

5.30 4.89

IL

Time W-L

ERA 5.63 4.77

Snell (L) Kluber (R)

Pitcher

Col Bettis (R) NYY Nova (R)

6:05

5-5 5-4

SD Bal

Perdomo (R) Wilson (R)

6:05

2-2 3-5

8.79 4.16

Ari Tor

Corbin (L) Estrada (R)

6:07

3-6 5-2

4.76 2.58

KC Kennedy (R) 5-5 NYM Syndergaard (R) 6:10 7-2

4.17 1.91

Cin DeSclafani (R) Tex Lewis (R) 7:05

0-0 6-0

2.08 2.81

Phi Nola (R) Min Duffey (R)

7:10

5-6 2-6

3.51 5.56

Mil Nelson (R) Oak Gray (R)

9:05

5-6 3-6

3.92 5.53

Astros 10, Angels 7 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Escobar 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .310 Calhoun rf 2 1 0 0 1 1 .286 Giavotella 2b 2 1 1 1 0 0 .278 Trout cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .298 Marte lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Pujols dh 3 1 1 1 1 0 .234 Cron 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 .265 Nava lf-rf 4 1 1 0 0 2 .226 Simmons ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .215 Robinson cf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .233 Perez c 4 0 1 0 0 2 .190 Petit 2b-ss 4 1 1 4 0 0 .287 Totals 36 7 9 7 2 7 Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Springer rf 2 1 0 0 2 0 .262 Kemp lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 Gonzalez 1b 3 1 1 0 1 1 .257 Altuve 2b 5 2 2 1 0 0 .343 Correa ss 3 2 2 3 1 0 .259 a-Worth ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 Rasmus lf-rf 5 2 3 1 0 1 .234 Gomez cf 4 1 3 1 0 1 .222 Marisnick cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 Valbuena 3b 3 0 2 1 2 0 .250 Gattis dh 4 0 1 1 0 2 .214 Castro c 4 1 1 1 0 1 .208 Totals 36 10 15 9 6 6 Los Angeles 000 002 014 — 7 9 2 Houston 303 102 10x — 10 15 2 a-lined out for Correa in the 7th. E: Calhoun 2 (4), Correa (6), Sipp (1). LOB: Los Angeles 4, Houston 9. 2B: Pujols (7), Cron (12), Correa (10), Valbuena (12). HR: Giavotella (6), off Feliz; Petit (2), off Sipp; Altuve (11), off Morin; Correa (10), off Achter; Castro (6), off Achter. RBIs: Pujols (45), Cron (30), Petit 4 (14), Giavotella (24), Altuve (40), Correa 3 (36), Rasmus (37), Gomez (14), Valbuena (22), Gattis (29), Castro (18). RLISP: Los Angeles 3 (Trout, Cron, Nava); Houston 2 (Gomez, Gattis). GIDP: Pujols, Petit, Springer, Altuve, Gattis. DP: Los Angeles 3 (Simmons, Petit, Cron), (Simmons, Petit, Cron), (Simmons, Petit, Cron); Houston 2 (Correa, Altuve, Gonzalez), (Valbuena, Altuve, Gonzalez). Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chacin L, 3-5 2 6 6 5 5 1 72 5.56 Morin 2 2 1 1 0 3 20 4.11 Alvarez 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 4.54 Achter 3 7 3 3 0 1 51 4.67 Houston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Fister W, 8-3 7 4 2 2 2 5 108 3.21 Feliz 1 2 1 1 0 1 16 3.41 1/ 3 0 1 17 4.37 3 3 4 Sipp 6 3.27 Neshek S, 1-1 2/3 0 0 0 0 0 Chacin pitched to 5 batters in the 3rd. Inherited runners-scored: Morin 2-0. HBP: Chacin (Gonzalez), Fister (Trout). WP: Chacin, Fister. Umpires: Home, Ramon De Jesus; First, Gary Cederstrom; Second, Eric Cooper; Third, Adrian Johnson. T: 3:13. A: 22,553 .

Tigers 8, Mariners 7 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Martin cf 6 0 3 1 0 3 .264 Smith rf 4 0 2 2 0 1 .270 b-Lee ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .287 O’Malley lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .180 Cano 2b 4 0 0 0 2 1 .297 Cruz dh 6 1 1 0 0 2 .286 Seager 3b 6 1 1 1 0 1 .269 Lind 1b 6 1 3 2 0 0 .243 Iannetta c 5 1 2 0 0 1 .242 Aoki lf 3 1 1 0 0 0 .246 a-Gutierrez ph-rf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .261 Marte ss 6 2 4 1 0 0 .275 Totals 51 7 19 7 2 10 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Kinsler 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .299 Maybin cf 5 1 2 2 1 0 .354 Cabrera 1b 5 1 2 2 0 2 .309 1-Romine pr-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 Martinez dh 5 0 2 0 1 1 .326 Castellanos 3b 6 1 2 0 0 1 .298 Upton lf 5 2 2 3 1 2 .237 Moya rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .286 Aviles rf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .213 McCann c 4 2 2 0 1 1 .198 Iglesias ss 5 1 2 0 0 0 .248 Totals 46 8 14 7 4 9 Seattle 040 020 010 000 — 7 19 0 Detroit 210 200 200 001 — 8 14 1 No outs when winning run scored. a-struck out for Aoki in the 8th. b-out on fielder’s choice for Smith in the 8th. 1-ran for Cabrera in the 9th. E: Iglesias (3). LOB: Seattle 11, Detroit 10. 2B: Lind (5), Marte 2 (12), O’Malley (2), Castellanos (15), Iglesias (10). 3B: Maybin (1). HR: Seager (14), off Pelfrey; Lind (10), off Pelfrey; Cabrera (15), off Karns; Upton (7), off Vincent; Upton (8), off Nuno. RBIs: Martin (24), Smith 2 (27), Seager (46), Lind 2 (29), Marte (15), Maybin 2 (13), Cabrera 2 (43), Upton 3 (31). SB: Upton (4). S: Iannetta. RLISP: Seattle 5 (Martin, Cano, Cruz, Seager, Marte); Detroit 6 (Cabrera 3, Moya 2, Aviles). GIDP: Smith, Cruz 2, Aoki, Maybin. DP: Seattle 1 (Marte, Cano, Lind); Detroit 4 (Iglesias, Kinsler, Cabrera), (Iglesias, Cabrera), (Iglesias, Cabrera), (Iglesias, Kinsler, Romine). Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Karns 5 7 5 5 3 6 100 4.38 2/ 1 0 0 1 0 10 0.00 3 Aro Vincent 11/3 2 2 2 0 2 23 3.24 Benoit 2 2 0 0 0 1 31 3.78 Nuno L, 0-1 2 2 1 1 0 0 32 1.95 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Pelfrey 5 12 6 6 1 3 92 5.19 Ryan 2 1 0 0 0 2 29 3.18 J.Wilson 1 2 1 1 0 1 16 3.62 Rodriguez 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 3.65 A.Wilson 2 3 0 0 0 2 33 4.30 Sanchez W, 4-7 1 1 0 0 0 0 15 5.97 Inherited runners-scored: Vincent 2-0. PB: off A.Wilson (Cano). HBP: Karns (Kinsler). Umpires: Home, Joe West; First, Mark Ripperger; Second, Kerwin Danley; Third, Andy Fletcher. T: 4:29. A: 27,670 .


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Mattress Direct CARDINALS 3, CUBS 2 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Carpenter 2b 3 0 0 0 2 2 .297 Diaz ss 4 0 2 1 1 0 .302 Holliday lf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .253 Oh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Adams ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 c-Gyorko ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .234 Rosenthal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Piscotty rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .301 Peralta 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .271 Molina c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Moss 1b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .249 Wong cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .228 Garcia p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Pham lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Totals 32 3 8 3 5 10 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Zobrist 2b 5 1 3 0 0 1 .316 Heyward rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .238 Bryant lf 3 1 1 1 0 0 .274 Rizzo 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .273 Contreras c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .400 Baez 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .268 Russell ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .227 Almora cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 Lackey p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .118 Cahill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 a-Szczur ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .328 Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Grimm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Richard p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Coghlan ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 Totals 34 2 9 2 2 8 Cardinals 021 000 000 — 3 8 0 Chicago 002 000 000 — 2 9 0 a-struck out for Cahill in the 7th. b-pinch hit for Oh in the 9th. c-doubled for Adams in the 9th. d-hit by pitch for Richard in the 9th. LOB: Cardinals 9, Chicago 9. 2B: Gyorko (2), Bryant (16), Almora (5). HR: Moss (16), off Lackey; Peralta (2), off Lackey. RBIs: Diaz (33), Peralta (8), Moss (35), Bryant (48), Contreras (3). CS: Carpenter (1). S: Garcia. RLISP: Cardinals 4 (Piscotty 2, Peralta, Wong); Chicago 2 (Heyward, Contreras). GIDP: Contreras. DP: Cardinals 1. Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Garcia 6 2/3 6 2 2 2 6 100 3.83 Oh 1 1/3 1 0 0 0 1 22 1.70 Rosenthal 1 2 0 0 0 1 15 4.70 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lackey 6 7 3 3 3 6 109 2.78 Cahill 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 2.61 Wood 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.30 2/ Grimm 0 2 1 16 4.68 3 0 0 1/ Richard 0 0 0 4 7.30 3 1 0 W: Garcia 5-6. L: Lackey 7-3. S: Rosenthal 13-15. H: Oh 13. Inherited runners-scored: Oh 1-0, Richard 1-0. HBP: Lackey (Moss), Garcia (Bryant), Rosenthal (Coghlan). WP: Garcia. Umpires: Home, Pat Hoberg; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Quinn Wolcott; Third, Paul Emmel. T: 3:00. A: 41,166 (41,072).

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HOW THEY SCORED Cardinals 2nd • Moss homered to right. • Díaz singled to left, Wong scored, Carpenter to second. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 left on. Cards lead 2-0. Cardinals 3rd • Peralta homered to left. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Cards lead 3-0. Cubs 3rd • Bryant doubled to left, Zobrist scored. • Contreras singled to center, Bryant scored. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Cardinals win 3-2. UPCOMING GAMES June 21 at Cubs, 7:05 p.m. 22 at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. 24 at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. 25 at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. 26 at Seattle, 3:10 p.m. 27 at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. 28 at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. 29 vs. Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. 30 vs. Kansas City, 6:15 p.m.

AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB E .436 39 13 17 2 0 2 7 9 8 0 1 .406 32 6 13 2 0 0 5 3 6 0 0 .301 229 45 69 21 4 10 42 42 48 0 8 .300 243 41 73 17 1 8 37 28 47 3 1 .299 157 21 47 10 0 9 33 10 40 0 5 .299 231 44 69 16 1 8 32 11 33 2 14 .274 230 24 63 15 1 1 24 23 30 2 0 .273 44 5 12 4 0 1 7 3 6 0 0 .257 226 30 58 12 1 12 38 21 40 0 0 .250 124 19 31 4 2 7 19 7 45 4 3 .247 170 34 42 7 1 15 34 16 58 0 3 .228 123 17 28 1 1 6 16 12 29 0 4 .220 132 14 29 1 2 1 6 12 26 3 6 .206 204 31 42 10 2 8 27 18 54 3 0 .200 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .265 2347 360 622 129 17 89 346 218 523 17 53

Pitching Oh Siegrist Martinez Bowman Broxton J.Garcia Leake Lyons Wacha Wainwright Rosenthal Kiekhefer Maness Tejada Team

W 2 4 7 1 1 4 5 2 2 5 2 0 0 0 35

ERA 1.77 2.89 3.17 3.90 3.90 3.92 4.00 4.40 4.56 4.78 4.91 5.73 6.40 18.00 4.03

BY DERRICK GOOLD st. Louis Post-dispatch

CHICAGO • It’s doubtful

that the Cardinals turn to the Memphis Reboot too often, but manager Mike Matheny noted the similarities between Kolten Wong’s return to Class AAA and what Randal Grichuk did Sunday upon his arrival there. “Apparently,” Matheny said, “send guys down, they hit homers.” Like Wong did recently, Grichuk homered in his first game with the Triple-A Redbirds after a demotion. The center fielder had three RBIs on Sunday, and followed that Monday with a one-for-four outing with another RBI. He also struck out three times. Cardinals officials cautioned that it’s too early to draw conclusions on the length of Grichuk’s stay with Memphis, though they agreed that Grichuk could benefit like Wong did from a simple, if sudden, new view. “I think both of them have things they need to work on (and) sometimes it’s just a change, a change of pace,” Matheny said. “Kolten goes down the first day and just, like Randal, starts putting together swings that we didn’t see here. Maybe it’s just a change of atmosphere and environment can open the door to having the kind of results you’d want.” Barring an injury in the majors, Grichuk must be down there at least 10 days. It could be longer as Grichuk attempts to retune the strike-zone awareness the Cardinals saw improve in spring training. As far back as opening weekend, Grichuk has had extended

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The Cardinals’ Kolten Wong scores past Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras during the second inning Monday night in Chicago.

stretches in which he loosens his strike zone and struggles. He falls behind in counts and he reaches for pitches outside the zone. Grichuk’s most profound funk has come in the past three weeks. He went seven for 59 (.119) with more strikeouts (16) than times on base (11). “It was more obvious (with Grichuk) because we saw the great strides he made from the previous years to this spring,” Matheny said. “He looked like a more mature hitting. So it’s in there. How do you get it back?”

PENA DECISION LOOMS After two days of rehab in St. Louis, backup catcher Brayan Pena will report to Class AA Springfield (Mo.) to complete his rehab assignment and force the Cardinals to make a decision. Pena will have exhausted his 20 days on assignment by the time the Cardinals are in Kansas City, and if he’s ready to join the 25-man roster the Cardinals will have to make room for him — and that could mean removing Eric Fryer.

Pena, who has been out since opening day because of knee surgery, has played 11 games in the minors and hit .179 (seven for 39) while also building his stamina behind the plate. The Cardinals signed the veteran backup to a two-year deal last winter in hopes that he would help alleviate the innings piled on Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina. So far this season, Molina has started 62 of the Cardinals’ 69 games. Entering Monday’s game, he’d caught 88 percent of the team’s innings, 5301/3, to Fryer’s 751/3. “The whole idea was to create an opportunity to think about how we use Yadi and to have some more rest baked-in,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said. “So my hope is that when Pena is ready we can exercise it, hopefully take advantage of it.”

CARDS SIGN TWO MORE With deals agreed upon with two major-college pitchers, the Cardinals have signed all 12 of their picks from the top 10 rounds of this month’s

amateur draft. Secondround pick Connor Jones, a righthander from the University of Virginia, agreed to a bonus worth $1.1 million, according to a source. Jones, the 70th pick, agreed to a bonus greater than the slot assigned his spot in the draft by the commissioner’s oice. Zac Gallen, the Cardinals’ third-round pick, signed for a $563,100 bonus, the assigned slot for the 106th pick. Both of them will report to Jupiter, Fla. Mozeliak suggested that the workloads pitchers such as Jones, Gallen, and 34th pick Dakota Hudson had in college will limit their work this summer. The general manager said the goal is “to get them acclimated” while monitoring their work. The Cardinals have some flexibility remaining to pursue 11th-round pick John Kilichowski, a lefty from Vanderbilt, or 12th-round pick Brady Whalen, a prep shortstop from Washington.

HARRIS HAS SURGERY Reliever Mitch Harris, who made history a year ago as the first Naval Academy grad to pick in the majors in nearly 95 years, had surgery this week to reattach the ligament in his right elbow and address pain that persisted since spring training. In an announcement on social media, Harris described the surgery as “Tommy John-like,” and he did not have ligament replacement surgery, according to the Cardinals. The ligament had become loose from the bone, making it diicult for Harris to pitch with much strength or to do so without discomfort. During the surgery, which was performed by Dr. George Paletta, Harris also had a bone spur removed. Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

Note: Prior to Monday’s game

Batting G.Garcia Fryer Carpenter Piscotty Adams Diaz Molina Peralta Holliday Hazelbaker Moss Gyorko Wong Grichuk Pham Team

L 0 2 5 2 0 6 4 0 7 4 2 0 1 0 33

Outielder is improving strike zone awareness

G 35 31 13 21 29 13 14 18 14 14 26 11 13 1 68

GS 0 0 13 0 0 13 14 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 68

SV IP 0 35.2 1 28.0 0 82.1 0 27.2 0 27.2 0 75.2 0 87.2 0 28.2 0 81.0 0 84.2 12 22.0 0 11.0 0 12.2 0 1.0 13 605.2

H 21 18 63 24 19 76 88 25 84 89 23 12 21 2 565

R 9 9 29 13 13 37 44 14 48 46 14 7 10 2 295

ER HR BB SO 7 1 7 49 9 5 9 32 29 6 27 66 12 3 5 21 12 2 10 24 33 6 24 63 39 14 14 58 14 7 8 28 41 6 25 70 45 8 21 61 12 2 19 33 7 2 1 9 9 1 2 6 2 2 0 0 271 65 172 520

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (left) takes starting pitcher Jaime Garcia (54) out of the game Monday night.

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They had to fix their game before they could worry where they stand. They took a step toward both Monday. Despite the tying run getting to third base in the ninth inning, embattled closer Trevor Rosenthal closed a 3-2 victory. The win ended the Cardinals’ losing streak at five games and steadied a horrific week for Rosenthal that featured a loss Saturday. The Cardinals built their lead on home runs by Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta, and lefty Jaime Garcia held firm for nearly seven innings. Reassurance all around the Cardinals got the power they needed to win, the pitching they hadn’t rewarded in the past week, and a 13th save from Rosenthal. The Cards could have given Rosenthal more room to work with had they not run into two outs on the bases in the ninth inning. Matt Carpenter and Aledmys Diaz were thrown out — and Diaz also was caught at home plate trying to score on a double. It took a sharp relay throw from Cubs shortstop Addison Russell, but the second-year infielder delivered to punctuate an exceptional defensive game. His throw to get Diaz ended the top of the ninth and put the game in Rosenthal’s hands. The Cardinals returned the favor when Albert Almora Jr., the potential tying run, was thrown out by Yadier Molina trying to

advance to third base on a wild pitch. In two previous starts against his former team, John Lackey had held the Cardinals to three runs through 14 innings. He struck out Matt Carpenter to open the game, he held the Cardinals scoreless, and he finished the first inning with two strikeouts and two stranded. He wouldn’t find the same success in the second. The veteran righthander misplaced an 0-2 pitch to Moss, and the Cardinals’ first baseman lifted it into the Friendly Confines’ bleachers. The home run — which left the bat at 103 mph — was Moss’ first at Wrigley since 2008, his first season in Pittsburgh. The Cardinals pushed their lead to 2-0 when Kolten Wong singled and scored on Diaz’s second hit of the game. In their first four at-bats against Lackey, Wong and Diaz went four for four combined. The Cardinals extended their lead to 3-0 when Peralta jumped the first pitch of the third inning. Peralta had missed the previous two Lackey starts due to hand surgery. His presence was missed. Dating to their time together as regular opponents in the American League, Peralta had ample history and success against Lackey. The Cardinals third baseman was 11 for 31 (.355) with one extra-base hit in his career vs. Lackey. Make that two. Peralta’s second home run of the season and first in 33 at-bats vs. Lackey gave Garcia more room to work with against a Cubs team prone to homers. The Cubs had won 13 of their previous 16 games at Wrigley, and they completed a sweep of the Pirates on Sunday night with home runs from five

diferent players. They started Monday’s game with two 17-homer players in the middle of the lineup, and five players with at least six this season. Garcia kept them grounded. An infield single was the only type of hit he allowed before the Cardinals had taken a lead, and in the third inning it was an infield single that set up the Cubs’ two-run rally. Ben Zobrist outran a grounder to shortstop, and then he scored on Kris Bryant’s double into the left-field corner. Bryant scored on rookie Willson Contreras’ second career hit. His first had been a home run Sunday night on the first pitch he saw in the majors. Those runs tightened the game, 3-2. Garcia kept it there. The Cardinals’ lefty struck out six and held the Cubs to two runs on six hits through 62/3 innings. He outlasted Lackey and outpitched the veteran, too. Lackey allowed three runs on seven hits. The diference was the homers. Matheny suggested his team would hit well before the game. In what might have been a conservative read on the weather or the first bit of gamesmanship between these two, sharpelbow rivals, the Cubs did not have batting practice on the field and warned the Cardinals that thunderstorms would wash out their work. The Cardinals took their BP into the not-quite-as-antiquated cages at Wrigley, though Matheny took note of the lack of rain when he came out to the dugout. Asked about the lack of BP, Matheny leaned forward to peer out from the dugout on 90-degree temps and sunny skies. “Get your umbrellas out,” he said. “We’re supposed to have torrential downpours. Looks pretty scary. Might want to

get your parkas out.” He shrugged of the efect. “I think our team hits just as good when we hit in the cage,” he said. The Cardinals did give as good as they got later, as well. In the fifth inning, both benches were warned by home plate umpire Pat Hoberg after an exchange of hit batsman. Hoberg had to be aware of the history. Last season, Cubs manager Joe Maddon called the Cardinals “vigilantes” in an attempt to rally his team against the division leaders and paint the Cubs has some etiquette-obsessed underdog. He referred to a Tony Soprano in the Cardinals’ dugout and accused the Cardinals of wanting “to get their own pound of flesh” by hitting first baseman Anthony Rizzo with a pitch. Maddon continued by calling the exchange “insane and ridiculous and wrong.” It’s possible that Monday’s exchange was targeted and minimal and brief. In the fifth inning, Lackey steered a pitch inside on Moss, and it hit the Cardinals’ slugger to put him on base with two outs and Kolten Wong on deck. During the bottom of the inning, Garcia fired a pitch inside on No. 3 hitter Kris Bryant. The pitch didn’t connect. He ofered an off-speed pitch that Bryant took for a strike, and then with two out and the bases empty Garcia threw again inside and nailed Bryant. The warnings came. The buzzes halted. Baseball resumed. Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

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Mattress Direct CARDINALS 3, CUBS 2 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Carpenter 2b 3 0 0 0 2 2 .297 Diaz ss 4 0 2 1 1 0 .302 Holliday lf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .253 Oh p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --b-Adams ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .299 c-Gyorko ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .234 Rosenthal p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Piscotty rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .301 Peralta 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .271 Molina c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Moss 1b 3 1 1 1 0 1 .249 Wong cf 4 1 2 0 0 0 .228 Garcia p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .200 Pham lf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Totals 32 3 8 3 5 10 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Zobrist 2b 5 1 3 0 0 1 .316 Heyward rf 5 0 1 0 0 1 .238 Bryant lf 3 1 1 1 0 0 .274 Rizzo 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .273 Contreras c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .400 Baez 3b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .268 Russell ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .227 Almora cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .333 Lackey p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .118 Cahill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 a-Szczur ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .328 Wood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Grimm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Richard p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Coghlan ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 Totals 34 2 9 2 2 8 Cardinals 021 000 000 — 3 8 0 Chicago 002 000 000 — 2 9 0 a-struck out for Cahill in the 7th. b-pinch hit for Oh in the 9th. c-doubled for Adams in the 9th. d-hit by pitch for Richard in the 9th. LOB: Cardinals 9, Chicago 9. 2B: Gyorko (2), Bryant (16), Almora (5). HR: Moss (16), off Lackey; Peralta (2), off Lackey. RBIs: Diaz (33), Peralta (8), Moss (35), Bryant (48), Contreras (3). CS: Carpenter (1). S: Garcia. RLISP: Cardinals 4 (Piscotty 2, Peralta, Wong); Chicago 2 (Heyward, Contreras). GIDP: Contreras. DP: Cardinals 1. Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Garcia 6 2/3 6 2 2 2 6 100 3.83 Oh 1 1/3 1 0 0 0 1 22 1.70 Rosenthal 1 2 0 0 0 1 15 4.70 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lackey 6 7 3 3 3 6 109 2.78 Cahill 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 2.61 Wood 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.30 2/ Grimm 0 2 1 16 4.68 3 0 0 1/ 0 0 0 4 7.30 Richard 3 1 0 W: Garcia 5-6. L: Lackey 7-3. S: Rosenthal 13-15. H: Oh 13. Inherited runners-scored: Oh 1-0, Richard 1-0. HBP: Lackey (Moss), Garcia (Bryant), Rosenthal (Coghlan). WP: Garcia. Umpires: Home, Pat Hoberg; First, Mark Carlson; Second, Quinn Wolcott; Third, Paul Emmel. T: 3:00. A: 41,166 (41,072).

AVERAGES

HOW THEY SCORED Cardinals 2nd • Moss homered to right. • Díaz singled to left, Wong scored, Carpenter to second. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 left on. Cards lead 2-0. Cardinals 3rd • Peralta homered to left. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Cards lead 3-0. Cubs 3rd • Bryant doubled to left, Zobrist scored. • Contreras singled to center, Bryant scored. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Cardinals win 3-2. UPCOMING GAMES June 21 at Cubs, 7:05 p.m. 22 at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. 24 at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. 25 at Seattle, 9:10 p.m. 26 at Seattle, 3:10 p.m. 27 at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. 28 at Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. 29 vs. Kansas City, 7:15 p.m. 30 vs. Kansas City, 6:15 p.m.

AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB E .436 39 13 17 2 0 2 7 9 8 0 1 .406 32 6 13 2 0 0 5 3 6 0 0 .301 229 45 69 21 4 10 42 42 48 0 8 .300 243 41 73 17 1 8 37 28 47 3 1 .299 157 21 47 10 0 9 33 10 40 0 5 .299 231 44 69 16 1 8 32 11 33 2 14 .274 230 24 63 15 1 1 24 23 30 2 0 .273 44 5 12 4 0 1 7 3 6 0 0 .257 226 30 58 12 1 12 38 21 40 0 0 .250 124 19 31 4 2 7 19 7 45 4 3 .247 170 34 42 7 1 15 34 16 58 0 3 .228 123 17 28 1 1 6 16 12 29 0 4 .220 132 14 29 1 2 1 6 12 26 3 6 .206 204 31 42 10 2 8 27 18 54 3 0 .200 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .265 2347 360 622 129 17 89 346 218 523 17 53

Pitching Oh Siegrist Martinez Bowman Broxton J.Garcia Leake Lyons Wacha Wainwright Rosenthal Kiekhefer Maness Tejada Team

W 2 4 7 1 1 4 5 2 2 5 2 0 0 0 35

ERA 1.77 2.89 3.17 3.90 3.90 3.92 4.00 4.40 4.56 4.78 4.91 5.73 6.40 18.00 4.03

BY DERRICK GOOLD st. Louis Post-dispatch

CHICAGO • It’s doubtful

that the Cardinals turn to the Memphis Reboot too often, but manager Mike Matheny noted the similarities between Kolten Wong’s return to Class AAA and what Randal Grichuk did Sunday upon his arrival there. “Apparently,” Matheny said, “send guys down, they hit homers.” Like Wong did recently, Grichuk homered in his first game with the Triple-A Redbirds after a demotion. The center fielder had three RBIs on Sunday, and followed that Monday with a one-for-four outing with another RBI. He also struck out three times. Cardinals officials cautioned that it’s too early to draw conclusions on the length of Grichuk’s stay with Memphis, though they agreed that Grichuk could benefit like Wong did from a simple, if sudden, new view. “I think both of them have things they need to work on (and) sometimes it’s just a change, a change of pace,” Matheny said. “Kolten goes down the first day and just, like Randal, starts putting together swings that we didn’t see here. Maybe it’s just a change of atmosphere and environment can open the door to having the kind of results you’d want.” Barring an injury in the majors, Grichuk must be down there at least 10 days. It could be longer as Grichuk attempts to retune the strike-zone awareness the Cardinals saw improve in spring training. As far back as opening weekend, Grichuk has had extended

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The Cardinals’ Kolten Wong scores past Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras during the second inning Monday night in Chicago.

stretches in which he loosens his strike zone and struggles. He falls behind in counts and he reaches for pitches outside the zone. Grichuk’s most profound funk has come in the past three weeks. He went seven for 59 (.119) with more strikeouts (16) than times on base (11). “It was more obvious (with Grichuk) because we saw the great strides he made from the previous years to this spring,” Matheny said. “He looked like a more mature hitting. So it’s in there. How do you get it back?”

PENA DECISION LOOMS After two days of rehab in St. Louis, backup catcher Brayan Pena will report to Class AA Springfield (Mo.) to complete his rehab assignment and force the Cardinals to make a decision. Pena will have exhausted his 20 days on assignment by the time the Cardinals are in Kansas City, and if he’s ready to join the 25-man roster the Cardinals will have to make room for him — and that could mean removing Eric Fryer.

Pena, who has been out since opening day because of knee surgery, has played 11 games in the minors and hit .179 (seven for 39) while also building his stamina behind the plate. The Cardinals signed the veteran backup to a two-year deal last winter in hopes that he would help alleviate the innings piled on Gold Glove catcher Yadier Molina. So far this season, Molina has started 62 of the Cardinals’ 69 games. Entering Monday’s game, he’d caught 88 percent of the team’s innings, 5301/3, to Fryer’s 751/3. “The whole idea was to create an opportunity to think about how we use Yadi and to have some more rest baked-in,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said. “So my hope is that when Pena is ready we can exercise it, hopefully take advantage of it.”

CARDS SIGN TWO MORE With deals agreed upon with two major-college pitchers, the Cardinals have signed all 12 of their picks from the top 10 rounds of this month’s

amateur draft. Secondround pick Connor Jones, a righthander from the University of Virginia, agreed to a bonus worth $1.1 million, according to a source. Jones, the 70th pick, agreed to a bonus greater than the slot assigned his spot in the draft by the commissioner’s oice. Zac Gallen, the Cardinals’ third-round pick, signed for a $563,100 bonus, the assigned slot for the 106th pick. Both of them will report to Jupiter, Fla. Mozeliak suggested that the workloads pitchers such as Jones, Gallen, and 34th pick Dakota Hudson had in college will limit their work this summer. The general manager said the goal is “to get them acclimated” while monitoring their work. The Cardinals have some flexibility remaining to pursue 11th-round pick John Kilichowski, a lefty from Vanderbilt, or 12th-round pick Brady Whalen, a prep shortstop from Washington.

HARRIS HAS SURGERY Reliever Mitch Harris, who made history a year ago as the first Naval Academy grad to pick in the majors in nearly 95 years, had surgery this week to reattach the ligament in his right elbow and address pain that persisted since spring training. In an announcement on social media, Harris described the surgery as “Tommy John-like,” and he did not have ligament replacement surgery, according to the Cardinals. The ligament had become loose from the bone, making it diicult for Harris to pitch with much strength or to do so without discomfort. During the surgery, which was performed by Dr. George Paletta, Harris also had a bone spur removed. Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

Note: Prior to Monday’s game

Batting G.Garcia Fryer Carpenter Piscotty Adams Diaz Molina Peralta Holliday Hazelbaker Moss Gyorko Wong Grichuk Pham Team

L 0 2 5 2 0 6 4 0 7 4 2 0 1 0 33

Outielder is improving strike zone awareness

G 35 31 13 21 29 13 14 18 14 14 26 11 13 1 68

GS 0 0 13 0 0 13 14 0 14 14 0 0 0 0 68

SV IP 0 35.2 1 28.0 0 82.1 0 27.2 0 27.2 0 75.2 0 87.2 0 28.2 0 81.0 0 84.2 12 22.0 0 11.0 0 12.2 0 1.0 13 605.2

H 21 18 63 24 19 76 88 25 84 89 23 12 21 2 565

R 9 9 29 13 13 37 44 14 48 46 14 7 10 2 295

ER HR BB SO 7 1 7 49 9 5 9 32 29 6 27 66 12 3 5 21 12 2 10 24 33 6 24 63 39 14 14 58 14 7 8 28 41 6 25 70 45 8 21 61 12 2 19 33 7 2 1 9 9 1 2 6 2 2 0 0 271 65 172 520

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Cubs catcher Willson Contreras tags out the Cardinals’ Aledmys Diaz at home during the ninth inning Monday.

Redbirds’ ofense backs solid outing from Garcia CARDINALS • FROM B1

3-2 victory Monday against the Cubs. “For us to have a lead late in the game and to not be able to pull it out after a couple like that already would be …” Matheny said in his oice before pausing after the game. “Would be progressively harder to swallow. We had so many wide-margin games up to this point you had to figure we’re going to have a bunch of these (close ones) in a row. We need them to be sharp.” The Cardinals made their first visit of the season to the Cubs’ grounds after losing all five games in last week’s homestand. Had Matheny checked the standings delivered to his desk before pitching them, the Cardinals’ manager would see a 12½game canyon between his second-place club and their runaway rivals. The last time the Cubs had a lead that large, the Stock Market Crash of 1929 was a few days from happening and it wasn’t a division lead at all. It was called a league lead. The Cardinals had flashes of the “better baseball” Matheny wanted over the past 2½ weeks until sabotaging themselves late and lately at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals took a lead Monday

with familiar power — Brandon Moss and Jhonny Peralta homered — and held the lead with Jaime Garcia contributing to a resurgent rotation. The game found the embattled Rosenthal in the ninth, but not before the Cardinals stumbled in the top of the inning. The Cardinals had a chance to increase the cushion for Rosenthal but ran into two outs on the bases. Matt Carpenter walked and was caught stealing for the second out. Aledmys Diaz followed with a walk, and on Jedd Gyorko’s pinch-hit double Diaz made a mad dash for home. Cubs shortstop Addison Russell punctuated his brilliant defensive game with a strike to the plate that caught Diaz for the third and final out. To hold the one-run lead, Matheny did as he promised he would over the weekend: He returned to Rosenthal. In his two previous appearances, the Cardinals’ closer had allowed more far more hits (five), baserunners (seven), and runs (four) than outs he collected (one). His earned-run average mushroomed from 3.32 to 4.91 in the span of 26 pitches. Rosenthal struck out the first batter he faced Monday, allowed a double to the second then hit a pinch-hitter to put the winning run on first. He was, as Matheny said, “flirting with danger again.” Catcher Yadier Molina saved him. Rosenthal’s pitches strayed high, and when he tried to overcorrect he spiked one in the dirt. The ball clipped homeplate umpire Pat Hoberg, and Molina got a hand on it. Albert Almora Jr. attempted

to advance to third base. Molina’s throw greeted him there. The other runner, Chris Coghlan, elected not to advance. When Ben Zobrist singled, instead of a tie game all the Cubs had was the potential tying run at third base. Rosenthal stranded the run there with a popup for the third out. Asked about the turn of events, Rosenthal said: “I was thankful.” The Cardinals were just relieved. They had lost six of their last seven onerun games while the Cubs had won 13 of their previous 16 home games. The middling object met the irrepressible force with the usual spice and skullduggery for these teams. The Cubs told the Cardinals not to take batting practice on the field because of the threat of rain. Sitting in the dugout, Matheny peaked out to see 90-degree temperatures and sunny skies. “Get your umbrellas out,” he deadpanned. “We’re supposed to have torrential downpours. Looks pretty scary.” He shrugged. “I think our team hits just as good when we hit in the cage,” he said. It did. Moss started when he connected on an 0-2 fastball from John Lackey for a 1-0 lead. Diaz followed with his second hit in as many at-bats and drove home the Cardinals’ second run. Lackey (7-3) had held the Cardinals to three runs in his previous 14 innings this season against his former teammates. Peralta, and his success against Lackey, missed those games. On the first pitch of the third inning, Peralta

hit his second homer since his return from the disabled list. That pushed the Cardinals’ lead to 3-0. Garcia (5-6) held fast, and responded accordingly. Late last year a series of bruising pitches altered the tone of the season between the teams. Cubs manager Joe Maddon, posturing for his clubhouse as much as the media, called the Cardinals “a vigilante group” and out “to get their own pound of flesh.” The game got out of control. Monday’s didn’t. Lackey hit Moss with two outs in the fifth inning, and in the bottom of the inning, Garcia pitched inside, tight to Kris Bryant. The first pitch missed. The second hit. “It got away,” Garcia said. Both times? “Yeah.” Warnings were issued. The buzzes stopped. Baseball resumed. Garcia allowed two runs in the third inning, but kept the homer-happy Cubs grounded from there. He outlasted Lackey, 6 2/3 innings to six, and held the Cubs to two runs on six hits. It fell to Rosenthal. “Looking back at our last week and those games all being close games that we couldn’t quite catch a break to finish it of,” Rosenthal said. “To have this same kind of game and be able to finish it and hold on — it’s a good feeling. Happy to walk away from it.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

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M 1 • TUESDAY • 06.21.2016

Cavs take party to Vegas before returning to Ohio

Lue’s hometown shoutout resonates in Show-Me State

Team then celebrates with fans at Cleveland airport

His roots are part of Cavaliers coach’s success, pride BEN FREDERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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The Cavaliers’ Lebron James (center) hoists the NBA championship trophy alongside teammates Kyrie Irving (left), Kevin Love (rear right), J.R. Smith (right) and Tristan Thompson (front) as they disembark from their plane Monday in Cleveland.

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LeBron James stepped off the plane and into a blizzard of red-and-gold confetti in Cleveland before hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy, which is awarded to the NBA championship team. It gleamed in the bright summer sun, a symbol of hope and history. As promised, James brought home a title to the city, the one on hold the past 52 years. “This is for you, Cleveland,” James shouted into a microphone. The superstar, born and raised in nearby Akron, Ohio, powered the Cavaliers to a never-seen-before comeback in the NBA Finals, bringing them back from a 3-1 deficit to stun the Golden State Warriors 93-89 on Sunday night in Oakland, Calif. On Monday, more than 10,000 fans gathered at Hopkins International Airport to welcome James and his teammates, who made a pit stop in Las Vegas for late-night partying before completing this unlikely June journey. Pictures posted on Twitter by the XS Las Vegas nightclub show James and the rest of the team partying early Monday. The Cavs not only defied the odds to make history, but they ended Cleveland’s major pro sports title drought stretching to 1964, when the Browns won an NFL title. It’s been a surreal ride for Clevelanders and shortly after showing fans the trophy from afar, James, a four-time league MVP, paraded it around the perimeter of the parking lot so fans behind chain-linked fences could see they weren’t dreaming. “I kept waking up during the night and saying, ‘Did we really win?’” asked Diana Beetler of Oberlin, Ohio. “I couldn’t believe it.” She watched Sunday night’s game at home, on television, with family. “I cried,” said Beetler’s 18-year-old daughter, Zoe.“Everybody cried.” It seems the entire city choked up after James capped his MVP series with a sensational Game 7, a triple-double performance that will long be remembered for his chase-down block of Warriors forward Andre Iguodala in the final minutes — a rejection that seemed to erase so many bad memories in Cleveland. James’ emotional reaction following the game seemed to strike a chord with everyone. He broke down crying several times,

overwhelmed by the magnitude of what he had accomplished and what he knew it meant to Northeast Ohio. “It was unbelievable,” said Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, who helped the Boston Red Sox end their 86year World Series dry spell. “I almost enjoy that part of it as much. Watching the genuine emotion come out. So often, when guys are talking, it’s saying the right thing. I get it. ... But to see the genuine emotion come out was pretty cool.” Many of the fans who arrived at the airport on Monday morning were going on little or no sleep following Sunday night’s riveting victory. The crowd was entertained by music and dancers before cheering replays of the final, frenetic minutes of Game 7 as if they were living them for the first time. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who took over the team in late January, and several other players paused at the top gangway to film and absorb the wild scene below as fans let loose and sang Queen’s “We Are The Champions.” Following star guard Kyrie Irving and a shirtless J.R. Smith, James was the last player to come through the plane’s door. When he lifted the trophy, Cleveland erupted as it did a few hours earlier. The party will continue all week — and maybe beyond — with a downtown parade planned for Wednesday, a celebration few thought they would ever witness.

GAME CAPTIVATES OBAMA President Barack Obama and his family returned to Washington after a long flight from the West Coast on Sunday night, but the president was in no hurry to get back to the White House. Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews at 10:19 p.m. local time, according to the White House pool report — with a little less than two minutes left in the NBA game. So the hoops-loving president exercised a little executive privilege, hanging out on the plane to watch the end of the game on TV. When the family returned to the White House at 10:56 p.m., Obama wasn’t taking questions about the game, which was lost by Golden State and Stephen Curry — one of his occasional golfing partners.

Cleveland woke up with one heck of a hangover Monday thanks to their hero from Akron, Ohio. But the city’s first championship parade in more than 50 years might still be on hold if it weren’t for the coach from mid-Missouri. We’re talking about the man who sat alone on the bench while his players celebrated, his face smashed into a towel that dried his tears. Any notion that Tyronn Lue outgrew his roots was eliminated shortly after his Cleveland Cavaliers closed the book on the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night. “I just want to give a shoutout to Mexico, Missouri!” Lue hollered into the first microphone he faced following the Cavs’ 93-89 win. And pretty much everyone watching said: “Huh?” Before he became a Kansas City high school hoops legend, before he starred in a Nebraska backcourt alongside his cousin Cookie Belcher, before he played for two championship-winning Los Angeles teams, before he became the coach of the Cavs, Lue was just a kid from Audrain County. Mexico, Mo. Population? Between 11,000-12,000. Directions? Go west on I-70 until you hit US-54, then drive north about 20 minutes more. Takes two hours, tops. I would be lying if I said you can’t miss it. “I’m just so proud, man, of where I’ve come from,” Lue explained during his press conference. “It’s just crazy that a guy from a small town, Mexico, Missouri — there were more people in the stands tonight, double than there is in my hometown.” Cynics can say Lue lucked into this. It certainly helps that he’s coaching LeBron James, one of the best we’ve witnessed. But that comes with its own challenges. Just ask David Blatt, the guy the Cavs fired in late January despite a Finals appearance in 2015 and a 30-11 start to this season. The Cavs were winning enough under Blatt. They were also splitting. James didn’t seem very happy. Something had to change. Enter Lue, the Cavs associate head coach Blatt initially beat out for the job. Lue had played 11 NBA seasons for seven different teams, worked as an assistant for multiple teams since 2009, but had no head coaching experience. “The team was great,” Lue said. “They supported me from day one, taking over a tough situation that wasn’t — you can’t see yourself taking over the situation that I took over in. And then also taking over when you’re coaching a LeBron James team, and I knew it was going to be tough. But the players stuck behind me 100 percent. The organization believed in me.” He did more than correct the chemistry. Calm, cool and collected, he steered the Cavs from a 3-1 Finals deficit to a championship, something that had never been done before. “Coach Lue’s done a great job with his NBA experience and kind of just knowing the grind and just being a former player,” Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson told reporters. “It was definitely easy to connect with him.” In conquering the 73-win Warriors, Lue became just the third NBA coach to win it all after taking over at midseason. Pat Riley, who won five rings as a coach, did it twice, first with the Lakers (1982),

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue, a native of Mexico, Mo., celebrates Sunday after winning Game 7 over the Warriors.

then with the Heat (2006). Paul Westhead also did it with the Lakers (1980), then never made it back. Time will tell if Lue is more Riley than Westhead, but the 39-year-old is of to a pretty stellar start. That’s what made his hometown shoutout so neat. Here he was, on top of the world, and he couldn’t stop talking about a place that, depending on who you ask, is best known for the A.P. Green brick factory that shut down more than a decade ago, or the annual Miss Missouri pageant the city hosts. That’s not a knock on Mexico. I’m from Sedalia, home of the Missouri State Fair and the guber burger — until the Wheel In Drive-In closed. One of the first times Lue’s name appeared in the pages of the Post-Dispatch came back in 1997, when Lue and Belcher were preparing to lead their Huskers into a game against the Missouri Tigers in Columbia. Mizzou’s campus is about 40 minutes from the Mexico court Lue and Belcher faced of on as kids. They had to play for diferent teams during pickup games because it was deemed unfair when they teamed up. “Being around him, being around that much talent makes me better, “ Belcher said of Lue back then. “I think it was good to get away from Mexico, get away and grow up a little bit.” Lue moved to Kansas City before his sophomore season and became a star for Raytown High. A stellar career at Nebraska made him a first-round draft pick of the Denver Nuggets in 1998. He won two rings with the Lakers, scored 4,710 points as a pro and lengthened his playing career because he started thinking like a coach on the floor. Basketball has carried him to Atlanta, Washington, Orlando, Milwaukee, Houston, Dallas, Boston and, of course, Cleveland. Yet at the peak of a wild night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Lue’s mind raced back to Mexico. You don’t have to be from there for his message to resonate. Be fiercely proud of where you come from. But never let it limit you. “It’s just an unbelievable feeling,” Lue said. “And just happy that small-town boy could do something positive and show the younger kids that there is hope. There is time to grow as a person and to do the right thing. It’s just an unbelievable feeling.” Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com

NBA draft expected to have an international lavor again ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK • Cleveland had one. So did

Golden State. Both teams in the NBA Finals featured an Australian-born No. 1 draft pick: the Warriors’ Andrew Bogut (2005) and the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving (2011). Now Ben Simmons might be next to go from Down Under to the top of the NBA draft. Simmons, who was a freshman at Louisiana State University last season, is considered the likely choice when the Philadelphia 76ers make the first pick in the draft Thursday night. Simmons, who moved to the U.S. as a high school sophomore, would be the third international player in four years to be selected first, joining Canadians Anthony Bennett (2013) and Andrew Wiggins (2014). Another player from Canada, Jamal Murray, could go quickly, and as usual the draft should include many more international players — most of whom, unlike Simmons and Murray, didn’t play college ball in the U.S. “I actually think we have a really solid group of international prospects that frankly might be better than some of the American prospects that are going ahead of them because of the familiarity that’s there,” ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford said, predicting perhaps as many as seven or eight international players in the first round. The record for international firstround picks is 12 in 2013. A look at some of the possibilities this time:

BEN SIMMONS, AUSTRALIA

JUAN HERNANGOMEZ, SPAIN

The versatile 6-foot-10 forward who turns 20 next month averaged 19.2 points, 11.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists in his lone college season, the first SEC player to rank in the top five in all three categories in the same season. But his impressive individual play at LSU didn’t translate to enough team success, as the Tigers were only 1914 and missed the NCAA Tournament, ending Simmons’ season before many casual fans could see him. Like Irving, his father played professionally in Australia.

Could be ready for the leap to the NBA after playing the last three seasons for Estudiantes in Spain. The 6-foot-9 forward’s playing time and production made a huge jump this past season in the strong ACB League following his impressive run in last summer’s Under-20 European Championships, in which he led the Spanish with 14.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. He could join brother Willy Hernangomez, whose draft rights are owned by the New York Knicks, in the NBA.

JAMAL MURRAY, CANADA

TIMOTHE LUWAWU, FRANCE

Only Stephen Curry (122) made more 3-pointers as a freshman than Murray’s 113 last season at Kentucky, when the 6-4 guard averaged 20 points. That’s the highest scoring average for a Wildcats player under coach John Calipari, but Murray’s most impressive play might’ve come before he arrived in Lexington, as he scored 22 points — all in the fourth quarter and overtime — in leading the Canadians past the U.S. last summer in the semifinals of the Pan Am Games.

The Frenchmen says he admires Paul George because of his all-around play, and he’s shown some of the same versatility as Indiana’s All-Star forward. The 6-foot-6 swingman averaged about 15 points in a solid first season playing in Serbia for Mega Leks of the Adriatic League, after opting to withdraw from the 2015 NBA draft. That decision should pay of with a first-round selection this time.

HILARY SCHEINUK • The Advocate

Ben Simmons, of LSU, might be the first player picked Thursday in the NBA draft.

New Orleans, which has the No. 6 pick.

FURKAN KORKMAZ, TURKEY ZHOU QI, CHINA

DRAGAN BENDER, CROATIA Following Kristaps Porzingis’ excellent rookie season for the New York Knicks, another 7-footer with 3-point range could be picked early. The 7-1 Bender, who made his professional debut at age 15, shot 41 percent from behind the arc for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the 2015-16 Israeli League regular season. Listed at just 220 pounds, he probably will need to bulk up for NBA play. But he’s unlikely to last longer than

He led the Chinese Basketball Association in blocked shots for the second straight season, averaging 3.2 in 2015-16 for Xinjiang. The 7-foot-1 forward/center also averaged 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds while showing an improved offensive game, making nine of his 15 3-point attempts after going just one for 10 the previous season. He also shot 58 percent during last summer’s FIBA Asia Championships, helping China qualify for the Olympics.

He’ll arrive in the NBA with important professional experience under his belt as a two-time All-Star playing for Efes in the Turkish League. Good size for a guard at 6-7, he won the Turkish League’s dunk contest at its All-Star event while also making nearly 50 percent of his 3-pointers in Turkish Superleague action. He put himself on NBA scouts’ radar with multiple strong performances for Turkey in junior level tournaments.


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sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B7

Defense remains mostly under contract BLUES • FROM B1

minutes, 18 seconds of ice time in the regular season, and Bouwmeester, who was next at 23:06. “‘Petro’ and ‘Bouw’ are asked to do a lot of heavy lifting playing against the other team’s top lines every night,” Armstrong said. “If you look at the analytical (information), their ofensive-zone faceofs were almost at a minimum and their defensive-zone faceofs were at a maximum. When you’re starting every faceoff in front of your goalie, that’s a long way to go. We’ve asked those guys to play a two-way defending game against other teams’ top players, and I thought they did a good job.” While it might have been Pietrangelo’s best season overall as a Blue, Bouwmeester showed some signs of slowing. At 32 and a veteran 990 NHL games, he was a minus-4, marking the first time in his four seasons in St. Louis that he’s been a minus-player. With three more seasons left on a contract that has a $5.4 million average annual value, Armstrong was asked if he was concerned about Bouwmeester continuing to log significant ice time. “Age is certainly a concern, but if you’re a heavy skater, age is a much bigger concern,” Armstrong said. “If you’re light on your feet, you can seem to push that envelope. So I don’t think age is a concern with ‘Bouw’ yet.” The Blues rotated their second-pair minutes last season between Shattenkirk, Parayko and Edmundson and liked the overall production. Shattenkirk was behind most of it with 44 points in 72 games. “‘Shatty’ had another really good ofensive year,” Armstrong said. “I thought those guys, with (Carl Gunnarsson) too, we had five really good defensemen that could play with each other and play on multiple sides.”

Age 26 32 27 29 27 23 22 22

Contract status Signed through 2019-20 Signed through 2018-19 Signed through 2016-17 Signed through 2018-19 Signed through 2016-17 Signed through 2016-17 Signed through 2017-18 Signed through 2016-17

Cap hit $6.5 million $5.4 million $4.25 million $2.9 million $1.05 million $858,750 $1.05 million $636,666

TOP 5 DEFENSEMEN IN THE NHL DRAFT 1. OLLI JUOLEVI Team • London Knights League • Ontario Hockey League Ht, Wt • 6-2, 185 Shoots • Left 2015-16 stats • Nine goals, 42 points, 57 games, plus-38

2. MIKHAIL SERGACHYOV Team • Windsor Spitires League • Ontario Hockey League Ht, Wt • 6-2, 200 Shoots • Left 2015-16 stats • 17 goals, 57 points, 67 games, plus-15

3. JAKOB CHYCHRUN Team • Sarnia League • Ontario Hockey League Ht, Wt • 6-2, 198 Shoots • Left 2015-16 stats • 11 goals, 49 points, 62 games, plus-23

4. JAKE BEAN Team • Calgary Hitmen League • Western Hockey League Ht, Wt • 6-1, 172 Shoots • Left 2015-16 stats • 24 goals, 64 points, 68 games, plus-8

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Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo lands on top of the Sharks’ Tommy Wingelson in a playof game on May 21 in San Jose, Calif.

The Blues’ salary-cap issues, along with the fact that Shattenkirk has one year left on his contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent, could lead to his departure. He has a $4.25 million average value, and could command $6 million-plus. “He knows it, I know it, I don’t think either of us are naive,” Armstrong said. “I’d love to find a way to keep ‘Shatty’ here and we’re going to work toward seeing if there’s some common ground. But you just can’t keep everybody.” A righthanded shot and power-play specialist, Parayko

would be a logical successor if the Blues move Shattenkirk. The club then would fill around him with Edmundson, Gunnarsson and Robert Bortuzzo. Gunnarsson recently signed a three-year extension worth $8.7 million. “He’s just an unassuming, quality NHL hockey player,” Armstrong said. “What you want is consistency, to know what you’re going to get night in and night out. Obviously some games are better than others, everyone makes mistakes, but we were very comfortable that he’s an NHL player and he wanted to be

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BOXING REPORT: In the WBA welterweight title fight on June 25 in Brooklyn, New York, Keith Thurman is -$230 vs. Shawn Porter at +$190. BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League TIGERS -$135 Mariners RED SOX -$107 White Sox INDIANS -$170 Rays ASTROS -$148 Angels National League Giants -$170 PIRATES MARLINS -$300 Braves CUBS -$142 Cards DODGERS -$115 Nationals Interleague YANKEES -$160 Rockies ORIOLES -$182 Padres BLUE JAYS -$160 D’backs METS -$182 Royals RANGERS -$195 Reds TWINS -$105 Phillies A’S -$132 Brewers SOCCER Copa America Houston, TX Argentina -$240/+$725 USA Draw: +$340 Over/under: 2.5 goals

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First: 5 ½ furlongs, $3,200 claiming, nw since 5-21-15, or nw 4, purse $5,000 pp horse jockey record odds 4 Happy Moro DeLeon 6-2-0-1 4-1 6 Delstar Stillion 0-0-0-0 3-1 1 Maggies Best Bielby 4-0-0-0 5-2 2 Surf Cast Santiago 4-1-0-1 7-2 3 Saint Henry Tavares 4-2-0-0 5-1 5 Sendthepapers Velazquz 1-0-0-0 15-1 HAPPY MORO in his last four races, he has won ever other race, well this is the time for a win; DELSTAR was remarkably consistent last year, and was a winner in his first start of the season in 2015; MAGGIE’S BEST definite threat to lead all the way. Second: 1 mile, $5,000 claiming, nw 2 races, f-m, purse $5,400 pp horse jockey record odds 4 Queenothroad Santiago 5-1-0-1 8-5 5 Prime Stillion 3-0-0-0 5-1 1 Ready Money Tavares 5-1-1-1 5-2 2 Classical Sky Molina 3-0-1-1 4-1 3 Victorius DeLeon 5-0-2-0 5-1 6 FearlessBypass Collins 2-0-0-0 15-1 QUEENOFTHEROAD goes back to her winning level, and extends in distance, which she should do well; PRIME is taking a dramatic class drop, and also tries a mile for the first time; READY MONEY led most of the way, three weeks ago at this distance, and is the one to catch. Third: 6 furlongs, $15,000 claiming, or allowance for nw 2 races, f-m, purse $8,600 pp horse jockey record odds 6 Kipper Doodle Lopez 2-1-1-0 2-1 2 Mrs. Appeal Santiago 1-0-1-0 3-1 3 Hoosessential Bielby 6-1-1-0 6-1 1 AshleyElizabeth Tavares 3-1-0-0 7-2 4 My Nickel Gray Molina 4-1-1-1 9-2 5 Simplyatreasur DeLeon 1-0-0-0 15-1 KIPPER DOODLE was an impressive winner in a fast time, two weeks ago; MRS. APPEAL was second best in her first race in nearly a year, and should be on edge for this one; HOOSESSENTIAL even effort in last, but her races at Oaklawn Park, this year, say she can run with these. Fourth: 6 furlongs, $10,000 claiming, or allowance nw 2 races other than mdn, clm, str, or for nw 4 races, purse $10,000 pp horse jockey record odds 1 Lagoonodimnds DeLeon 2-1-0-0 4-1 5 Barnyardfiddler Velazquz 1-0-0-0 8-5 4 Wldwdsumrtime Santiago 1-1-0-0 6-1 6 Roski Bielby 1-1-0-0 7-2 2 Yaba Daba Doo Lopez 2-1-0-0 3-1 3 Hotpepperplese Stillion 0-0-0-0 15-1 LAGOON OF DIAMONDS had terrible traffic problems in his last race at Indiana Downs, and won the time before, like his chances, today; BARNYARD FIDDLER has the speed that can go with the top one from the outset, and ran well with somewhat better than these, last year; WILDWOODSUMMERTIME closed from far back, to win his seasonal debut, two weeks ago. Fifth: 6 furlongs, $3,200 maiden-claiming, purse $5,000 pp horse jockey record odds 9 WindyCityDude Molina 1-0-0-0 2-1 1 Mathewmystery Arrieta 1-0-0-0 8-5 8 McGuire Road DeLeon 1-0-0-0 6-1 7 Misterroyalfox Velazquz 2-0-0-1 8-1 4 B S Indy Cat James 1-0-0-0 10-1 6 Graduate Cat Collins 1-0-0-0 20-1 5 Seymour Red Santiago 9-0-1-2 20-1 3 Alomas Kugelis Tavares 2-0-0-1 30-1 2 Thomas S Stillion 1-0-0-0 30-1 WINDY CITY DUDE finished first in his first start of the year, but was disqualified, should break his maiden, this time; MATTHEWS MYSTERY even try in his first start in nine months, and is expected to run better, today; MCGUIRE ROAD decent effort in his only race this year, and is another that can do better with a race under his belt. Sixth: 6 furlongs, $5,000 claiming, or allowance nw other than mdn, clm, str, or nw 3 races, purse $8,600 pp horse jockey record odds 6 Nafir’s Best Lopez 3-0-2-0 6-1 2 Wildwddancer Santiago 6-1-1-1 7-5 3 Kamchatka Tavares 0-0-0-0 7-2 1 I’mOldSchool Bielby 6-1-3-2 4-1 4 Sea of Change Molina 5-0-0-1 6-1 5 Azeg DeLeon 8-3-0-0 15-1 NAFIR’S BEST made a late surge against horses that were as good as these, to finish second, ten days ago; WILDWOOD DANCER has been running competitively with better in Chicago, and is the one to beat; KAMCHATKA had many good races last year in the Windy City, and looks to be ready for his seasonal debut, as he had a fabulous workout at Indiana Downs. Seventh: 6 furlongs, $3,200 claiming, nw in 2015-16, or nw 2 races, purse $5,000 pp horse jockey record odds 10 Johar Irish Molina 3-0-1-0 4-1 5 Hotrod Stick Tavares 2-0-0-0 4-1 2 Royalrenasance Santiago 3-0-1-1 7-2 8 MrPumprmichel Velazquz 1-0-0-0 4-1 3 Quindini Stillion 2-0-0-0 8-1 1 Loosenthscndry Lopez 4-0-0-0 15-1 4 Artemus Joy Arrieta 3-0-0-0 15-1 6 Strathallen Bielby 6-0-0-0 12-1 9 Captain Luke DeLeon 4-0-0-1 30-1 7 Theduckofreed Chen 9-0-1-2 20-1 JOHAR IRISH came to life, three weeks ago, with a fine second, and has a good chance of winning this contentious race; HOTROD STICK has had excuses in both of his races this year, and was consistently close, last season; ROYAL RENAISSANCE was second best, three weeks ago, and is a definite threat. Best Bet: Kipper Doodle (3rd) Long Shot: Nafir’s Best (6th)

Name Alex Pietrangelo Jay Bouwmeester Kevin Shattenkirk Carl Gunnarsson Robert Bortuzzo Colton Parayko Joel Edmundson Petteri Lindbohm — Jeremy Rutherford

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Wednesday | Chicago, IL Chile +$150/+$200 Colombia Draw: +$210 Over/under: 2.0 goals UEFA EURO 2016 Germany -$400/+$1300 N.Ireland Draw: +$470 Over/under: 2.5 goals Poland Draw: +$240

-$110/+$300 Ukraine Over/under: 2.0 goals

Spain Draw: +$200

-$105/+$350 Croatia Over/under: 2.0 goals

Czech Republic +$130/+$195 Turkey Draw: +$255 Over/under: 2.5 goals Wednesday Portugal Draw: +$350

-$280/+$975 Hungary Over/under: 2.5 goals

Austria Draw: +$245

+$105/+$270 Iceland Over/under: 2.5 goals

Italy Draw: +$225

+$140/+$200 Ireland Over/under: 2.0 goals

Belgium Draw: +$260

-$125/+$375 Sweden Over/under: 2.5 goals

Home team in CAPS © 2016 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Assigned OF Rusney Castillo outright to Pawtucket (IL). Sent OF Brock Holt to Pawtucket for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with OF Bryan Saucedo and RHP Evan Bell on minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with SSs Tyler Straub and Nicky Lopez; 1B Chris DeVito; OFs Kort Peterson, Logan Gray and Vance Vizcaino; C Yordany Salva; LHP Vance Tatum; and RHPs Michael Silva, Walker Sheller, David McKay, Alex Massey, Anthony Kidston, Travis Eckert, Justin Camp and Geoffrey Bramblett on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with 1B Brad Anderson; 2B Richard Fecteau; SS Keith Grieshaber; RHPs Sean Issac, Johnny Morell and Chris Rodriguez; OFs John Schuknecht, Tyler Bates, Derek Jenkins and Cameron Williams; and LHPs J.D. Nielsen and Cory Geisler. SEATTLE MARINERS — Traded SS Chris Taylor to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Zach Lee. Assigned RHP Steve Johnson outright to Tacoma (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned 1B Brandon Drury to Reno (PCL). Placed OF David Peralta on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled OF Socrates Brito from Reno. Reinstated RHP Shelby Miller from the 15-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Scott Oberg to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Jordan Lyles fromi Albuquerque. MIAMI MARLINS — Sent RHP Nefi Ogando to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Returned RHP Zack Jones to Minnesota. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Claimed RHP Phil Klein off waivers from Texas and optioned him to Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent RHP Dalier Hinojosa to Clearwater (FSL) for a rehab assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with 3B Sheldon Neuse; 2B Jacob Noll; 1B Conner Simonetti; Cs Tres Barrera, Joseph Harris and CJ Picerni; LHPs Jesus Luzardo, Ben Braymer, Jake Barnett, Jeremy McDonald and Jonathan Reid; OFs Daniel Johnson and Jack Sundberg; SSs Carter Kieboom, Paul Panaccione and Branden Boggetto; RHPs A.J. Bogucki, Kyle Simonds, Phillip Morse, Jacob Howell, Sterling Sharp, Michael Rishwain and Joseph Baltrip on minor league contracts. HOCKEY • NHL SAN JOSE SHARKS — Traded F Maxim Letunov and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick to Arizona for 2016 fourth-round and 2017 third-round draft picks. SOCCER • MLS COLUMBUS CREW — Signed M Dilly Duka after acquiring right of first refusal from Montreal in exchange for general allocation money, targeted allocation money and a 2017 second-round draft pick.

EASTERN W L T Pts Philadelphia 6 4 5 23 New York 7 7 1 22 New York City FC 5 5 6 21 Montreal 5 4 5 20 Toronto FC 5 5 4 19 New England 4 4 7 19 D.C. United 4 6 5 17 Orlando City 3 3 8 17 Columbus 3 5 6 15 Chicago 2 6 5 11 WESTERN W L T Pts Colorado 9 2 4 31 FC Dallas 8 5 4 28 Real Salt Lake 7 4 3 24 Sporting K.C. 6 8 3 21 Vancouver 6 7 3 21 Los Angeles 5 3 6 21 San Jose 5 4 6 21 Portland 5 6 5 20 Seattle 5 8 1 16 Houston 3 7 5 14 Sunday Sporting K.C. 2, FC Dallas 0 New York 2, Seattle 0 Wednesday Chicago at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New York at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

GF GA 23 19 26 20 25 31 22 20 15 15 21 26 14 16 25 23 18 21 11 16 GF GA 19 11 24 24 25 23 16 18 24 27 27 17 18 18 25 27 13 17 20 22

European Championship x-advanced to second round

FIRST ROUND GROUP A GP W D x-France 3 2 1 x-Switzerland 3 1 2 Albania 3 1 0 Romania 3 0 1 France 2, Romania 1 Albania 0, Switzerland 1 Romania 1, Switzerland 1 France 2, Albania 0 Sunday Switzerland 0, France 0 Albania 1, Romania 0

L GF GA Pts 0 4 1 7 0 2 1 5 2 1 3 3 2 2 4 1

GROUP B GP W D x-Wales 3 2 0 x-England 3 1 2 Slovakia 3 1 1 Russia 3 0 1 Wales 2, Slovakia 1 England 1, Russia 1 Slovakia 2, Russia 1 England 2, Wales 1 Monday At Saint-Etienne, France Slovakia 0, England 0 At Toulouse, France Wales 3, Russia 0

L GF GA Pts 1 6 3 6 0 3 2 5 1 3 3 4 2 2 6 1

GROUP C GP W D L GF GA Pts Germany 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 Poland 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 Northern Ireland 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 Poland 1, Northern Ireland 0 Germany 2, Ukraine 0 Northern Ireland 2, Ukraine 0 Germany 0, Poland 0 Tuesday At Paris Northern Ireland vs. Germany, 11 a.m. At Marseille, France Ukraine vs. Poland, 11 a.m. GROUP D GP W D L GF GA Pts x-Spain 2 2 0 0 4 0 6 Croatia 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 Czech Republic 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 Turkey 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 Croatia 1, Turkey 0 Spain 1, Czech Republic 0 Czech Republic 2, Croatia 2 Spain 3, Turkey 0 Tuesday At Bordeaux, France Croatia vs. Spain, 2 p.m. At Lens, France Czech Republic vs. Turkey, 2 p.m. GROUP E GP W D L x-Italy 2 2 0 0 Belgium 2 1 0 1 Sweden 2 0 1 1 Ireland 2 0 1 1 x-advanced to second round Ireland 1, Sweden 1 Italy 2, Belgium 0 Italy 1, Sweden 0 Belgium 3, Ireland 0 Wednesday At Nice, France Sweden vs. Belgium, 2 p.m. At Lille, France Italy vs. Ireland, 2 p.m.

GF GA Pts 3 0 6 3 2 3 1 2 1 1 4 1

GROUP F GP W D L Hungary 2 1 1 0 Iceland 2 0 2 0 Portugal 2 0 2 0 Austria 2 0 1 1 Hungary 2, Austria 0 Portugal 1, Iceland 1 Iceland 1, Hungary 1 Portugal 0, Austria 0 Wednesday At Lyon, France Hungary vs. Portugal, 11 a.m. At Saint-Denis, France Iceland vs. Austria, 11 a.m.

GF GA Pts 3 1 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 2 1

SECOND ROUND June 25-27

QUARTERFINALS June 30-July 3

SEMIFINALS July 6-7

FINAL July 10 at Saint-Denis, France

Team • Boston University League • Hockey East (NCAA) Ht, Wt • 6-0, 211 Shoots • Right 2015-16 stats • 3 goals, 25 points, 37 games, plus-10

here.” Bortuzzo has one more year remaining on his contract with a $1.05 million average value. He was expected to be in the starting lineup last year. But though healthy, played only 40 games. “I think he can be a regular player,” Armstrong said. “He got a little bit caught in the rightylefty thing. You look at the right side of our defense, you’ve got ‘Petro,’ ‘Shatty’ and ‘Parayko,’ you’re not going to take those guys out of the lineup. If he was lefty, he could have platooned more with Edmundson. He sort of got caught on a shot situation,

but I like him; he’s a good pro and he’s a good player.” The Blues also have Petteri Lindbohm, another potential starter last season who played in the minor leagues most of the year and was in just 10 NHL games. “He lost out to Edmundson last year and now his job is to come back and wrestle that ice away,” Armstrong said. Based on the ongoing evolution, Lindbohm has a chance to be back in the mix. Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

GOLF

East W L Pct. Windy City 20 13 .606 Joliet 20 14 .588 Washington 17 15 .531 Lake Erie 16 15 .516 Schaumburg 16 17 .485 Traverse City 10 22 .313 West W L Pct. Southern Illinois 21 12 .636 Evansville 21 13 .618 Rascals 19 14 .576 Grizzlies 15 19 .441 Normal 14 19 .424 Florence 8 24 .250 Sunday Traverse City 4, Lake Erie 0 Joliet 12, Schaumburg 4 Windy City 4, Washington 1 Southern Illinois 5, Normal 4 Grizzlies 4, Florence 3 Tuesday Washington at Traverse City, 6:05 p.m. Grizzlies at Normal, 6:35 p.m. Lake Erie at Schaumburg, 7:05 p.m.

GB — — 2½ 3 4 9½ GB — — 2 6½ 7 12½

NCAA College World Series Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination | x-if necessary Monday UC Santa Barbara 5, Miami 3, Miami eliminated Game 6 — Oklahoma State (42-20) vs. Arizona (45-21), late Tuesday Game 7 — Texas Tech (46-19) vs. Florida (52-15), 4 p.m. Game 8 — TCU (48-16) vs. Coastal Carolina (50-16), 8 p.m. Wednesday Game 9 — UC Santa Barbara (43-19-1) vs. Game 6 loser, 6 p.m. Thursday Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m. Friday Game 11 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 2 p.m. Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 p.m. Saturday x-Game 13 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, TBA x-Game 14 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, TBA If only one game is necessary, it will be played at night Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday, June 27: Pairings TBA, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28: Pairings TBA, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 29: Pairings TBA, 7 p.m.

BASKETBALL • WNBA EASTERN W L Pct Atlanta 8 4 .667 New York 8 4 .667 Washington 6 7 .462 Chicago 5 7 .417 Indiana 5 8 .385 Connecticut 3 10 .231 WESTERN W L Pct Minnesota 12 0 1.000 Los Angeles 11 0 1.000 Dallas 5 7 .417 Phoenix 4 8 .333 Seattle 4 9 .308 San Antonio 2 9 .182 Sunday Connecticut 93, San Antonio 90 New York 78, Indiana 75 Minnesota 96, Seattle 84 Tuesday Minnesota at Los Angeles, 2:30 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Chicago, 7 p.m. Wednesday New York at Atlanta, 11 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m.

GB — — 2½ 3 3½ 5½ GB — ½ 7 8 8½ 9½

PGA • FedEx Cup leaders Rank Name Points Wins T10 1. Jason Day 2,167 3 7 2. Adam Scott 1,912 2 4 3. Dustin Johnson 1,861 1 9 4. Jordan Spieth 1,725 2 5 5. Russell Knox 1,401 1 3 6. Brandt Snedeker 1,352 1 5 7. Patrick Reed 1,296 9 8. Kevin Kisner 1,274 1 5 9. Kevin Na 1,258 6 7 10. Kevin Chappell 1,245 5 11. Justin Thomas 1,235 1 4 12. Sergio Garcia 1,196 1 3 13. William McGirt 1,183 1 5 14. Daniel Berger 1,157 1 4 15. Jason Dufner 1,155 1 5 16. Hideki Matsuyama 1,151 1 5 17. Brooks Koepka 1,143 5 18. Phil Mickelson 1,126 5 19. Bubba Watson 1,093 1 3 20. Smylie Kaufman 1,067 1 3 21. Matt Kuchar 1,064 7 22. Graeme McDowell 1,042 1 4 23. Charley Hoffman 996 1 1 24. Branden Grace 988 1 4 25. Charl Schwartzel 960 1 2 26. Rickie Fowler 938 6 27. Harris English 938 3 28. Charles Howell III 930 5 29. Emiliano Grillo 897 1 1 30. Fabian Gomez 870 1 3 31. Rory McIlroy 863 5 32. Jamie Lovemark 861 5 33. James Hahn 841 1 2 34. Jim Herman 824 1 2 35. Jon Curran 805 3 36. Bill Haas 795 4 37. Tony Finau 768 1 2 38. Scott Piercy 756 2 39. David Lingmerth 726 1 40. Justin Rose 716 5 41. Roberto Castro 712 3 42. Patton Kizzire 710 5 43. J.B. Holmes 704 4 44. Colt Knost 697 2 45. Kyle Reifers 696 4 46. Henrik Stenson 693 2 47. Freddie Jacobson 679 3 48. Danny Willett 674 1 3 49. Jason Bohn 649 3 50. Brendan Steele 648 1

Through Sunday Last Chng T8 T18 1 4 T37 -1 T23 -1 CUT -1 CUT -1 T49 3 CUT -1 T32 -1 T5 4 CUT -2 T37 T8 4 CUT -3 T13 CUT -3 T51 -1 CUT T46 T18 T37 T5 5 T23 1 CUT -2 T37 DNP -3 T54 -1 DNP CUT DNP T49 1 CUT -1 DNP T51 CUT T2 35 12 7 CUT -2 DNP -2 CUT -2 CUT -2 DNP -2 DNP -2 W/D -2 DNP -2 T37 1 DNP -2 T15 10

Money $5,868,610 $4,806,335 $4,971,424 $4,136,032 $3,084,086 $2,875,411 $2,970,241 $2,776,021 $2,719,950 $2,982,907 $2,935,284 $2,844,568 $2,840,225 $2,597,194 $2,288,152 $2,860,135 $2,651,041 $2,629,614 $2,787,179 $2,164,580 $2,554,465 $2,356,007 $2,018,203 $2,209,326 $2,002,185 $2,104,654 $1,801,044 $1,875,199 $1,872,419 $1,784,581 $2,344,818 $1,766,242 $1,870,540 $1,769,474 $1,786,668 $1,609,245 $1,373,671 $1,717,421 $1,518,348 $1,747,842 $1,530,717 $1,383,753 $1,780,170 $1,359,087 $1,274,636 $1,523,333 $1,308,994 $1,899,129 $1,335,876 $1,248,568

LPGA Money Leaders Golfer Tournaments 1. Lydia Ko 12 2. Ariya Jutanugarn 15 3. Brooke M. Henderson 16 4. Sei Young Kim 14 5. Haru Nomura 15 6. Lexi Thompson 13 7. In Gee Chun 10 8. Ha Na Jang 9 9. Minjee Lee 16 10. Anna Nordqvist 14 11. Amy Yang 12 12. Gerina Piller 15 13. So Yeon Ryu 13 14. Jenny Shin 14 15. Charley Hull 13 16. Hyo Joo Kim 15 17. Stacy Lewis 13 18. Pornanong Phatlum 14 19. Carlota Ciganda 13 20. Na Yeon Choi 13 21. Hee Young Park 14 22. Lee-Anne Pace 14 23. Jessica Korda 13 24. Shanshan Feng 12 25. Chella Choi 15

SCORING G Durant, OKC 18 George, IND 7 Harden, HOU 5 Lillard, POR 11 James, CLE 21 Westbrook, OKC 18 Irving, CLE 21 Curry, GOL 18 Thompson, GOL 24 Thomas, BOS 6 FG PERCENTAGE Johnson, BOS Jordan, LAC Adams, OKC Hill, IND Kanter, OKC Howard, HOU James, CLE Stephenson, MEM REBOUNDS G Jordan, LAC 6 Howard, HOU 5 Plumlee, POR 11 Whiteside, MIA 10 Valanciunas, TOR 12 Green, GOL 23 James, CLE 21 Adams, OKC 18 ASSISTS Westbrook, OKC Jackson, DET James, CLE Harden, HOU Paul, LAC Lillard, POR Teague, ATL Green, GOL

FG 175 56 41 89 219 159 201 148 201 47 FG 22 24 68 32 68 26 219 23 OFF 30 26 37 26 48 38 42 62 G 18 4 21 5 4 10 10 23

FT PS 130 511 61 191 38 133 71 291 82 552 116 468 77 530 76 452 82 582 38 145 FGA 33 38 111 57 118 48 417 44 DEF TOT 68 98 44 70 93 130 83 109 81 129 190 228 158 200 109 171 AST 198 37 149 38 29 62 60 138

AVG 28.4 27.3 26.6 26.5 26.3 26.0 25.2 25.1 24.3 24.2 PCT .667 .632 .613 .561 .551 .542 .525 .523 AVG 16.3 14.0 11.8 10.9 10.8 9.9 9.5 9.5 AVG 11.0 9.3 7.6 7.6 7.3 6.3 6.1 6.0

Creve Coeur • Domo Caldarello, hole No. 2, 165 yards, 8-iron, June 18. The Prairies • Will Lindsey, hole No. 14, 103 yards, pitching wedge, June 20. St. Ann International • Rod Howard, hole No. 2, 189 yards, 5-iron, June 18. Normandie • Mike Berry, hole No. 16, 176 yards, 7-iron. Normandie • Alec Wintjen, hole No. 5, 141 yards, 8-iron. St. Albans • Helge Lee, hole No. 4 L&C, 142 yards, 7-iron, June 18. Bellerive • Vince Lopiccolo, hole No. 16, 167 yards, 6-iron. Columbia • Roger Dobberstein, hole No. 16, 152 yards, 8-iron, June 17. Triple Lakes • Dan Hellinger, hole No. 11, 121 yards, 7-iron, June 17. Through Sunday

Money $1,516,738 $1,139,970 $1,090,715 $971,054 $882,055 $711,325 $667,368 $640,717 $596,829 $593,447 $593,147 $559,762 $463,619 $447,135 $434,487 $405,814 $393,386 $341,868 $339,932 $337,138 $331,450 $319,844 $315,689 $303,365 $291,726

26. Mirim Lee 27. Mi Jung Hur 28. Suzann Pettersen 29. Christina Kim 30. Inbee Park 31. Su Oh 32. Mo Martin 33. Karine Icher 34. Brittany Lang 35. Danielle Kang 36. Ai Miyazato 37. Candie Kung 38. Jacqui Concolino 39. Moriya Jutanugarn 40. Ryann O’Toole 41. Jodi Ewart Shadoff 42. Eun-Hee Ji 43. Brittany Lincicome 44. Katie Burnett 45. Paula Creamer 46. Caroline Masson 47. Azahara Munoz 48. Catriona Matthew 49. Mika Miyazato 50. Pernilla Lindberg

NASCAR POINTS LEADERS NBA • Final playofs leaders

Holes in one

12 13 11 13 10 9 14 15 15 13 14 13 14 15 14 14 13 14 13 13 15 14 12 13 15

$286,489 $280,519 $264,685 $263,487 $253,381 $249,648 $241,317 $236,514 $230,241 $219,530 $216,524 $215,779 $204,564 $202,204 $200,816 $193,713 $192,939 $187,064 $186,046 $184,204 $183,520 $182,787 $181,843 $165,246 $163,598

Through Sunday

Sprint Cup

Trucks

XFINITY

1. Kevin Harvick ............... 526 2. Kurt Busch ...................496 3. Brad Keselowski ......... 480 4. Carl Edwards ............... 472 5. Joey Logano.................455 6. Chase Elliott................. 453 7. Jimmie Johnson ........... 441 8. Martin Truex Jr............433 9. Kyle Busch.....................417 10. Matt Kenseth............. 409 11. Dale Earnhardt Jr....... 383 12. Austin Dillon................381 13. Denny Hamlin ............380 14. Jamie McMurray ........ 374 15. Ryan Newman............369 16. Ryan Blaney ...............364 17. Kasey Kahne ............... 353 18. Trevor Bayne..............345 19. Kyle Larsen................. 341 20. AJ Allmendinger........ 337 21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr..... 337 22. Paul Menard...............289 23. Clint Bowyer............... 270 24. Greg Biffle.................. 267 25. Danica Patrick............ 265 26. Aric Almirola..............264 27. Landon Cassill ............ 237 28. Casey Mears................221 29. David Ragan...............208 30. Brian Scott..................197 31. Regan Smith............... 186 32. Chris Buescher............182 33. Michael McDowell.......161 34. Matt DiBenedetto.......158 35. Tony Stewart...............152

1. Matt Crafton..................219 2. William Byron ..............208 3. Timothy Peters ............ 198 4. Daniel Hemric.............. 186 5. Tyler Reddick ................182 6. John Hunter Nemechek175 7. Johnny Sauter ...............174 8. Ben Kennedy................ 168 9. Spencer Gallagher........165 10. Cameron Hayley .........158 11. Cole Custer.................. 154 12. Christopher Bell ......... 149 13. Ben Rhodes ................ 149 14. Ryan Truex ..................129 15. Tyler Young..................127 16. Rico Abreu...................124 17. Parker Kligerman........118 18. Austin Wayne Self...... 107 19. John Wes Townley...... 105 20. Brandon Brown ..........101 21. Travis Kvapil .................80 22. Matt Tifft ......................68 23. Austin Hill..................... 55 24. Timmy Hill.................... 55 25. Jordan Anderson ......... 55 26. Caleb Holman ..............48 27. German Quiroga...........44 28. Grant Enfinger .............42 29. Tommy Joe Martins..... 39 30. Kaz Grala...................... 29 31. Cody Coughlin .............. 29 32. Nick Drake.................... 27 33. Jennifer Jo Cobb .......... 26 34. Mike Bliss..................... 24 35. Bobby Pierce................ 23

1. Daniel Suarez.............. 490 2. Elliot Sadler..................469 3. Ty Dillon .......................455 4. Justin Allgaier.............. 422 5. Brandon Jones..............417 6. Brendan Gaughan ....... 412 7. Erik Jones ......................411 8. Brennan Poole.............407 9. Darrell Wallace Jr ........ 373 10. Ryan Reed...................331 11. Blake Koch.................. 322 12. Ryan Sieg.....................312 13. Ross Chastain.............303 14. Jeremy Clements ........281 15. Dakoda Armstrong..... 272 16. Jeb Burton..................260 17. J.J. Yeley......................250 18. Garret Smithley.......... 242 19. Ryan Preece ............... 235 20. Ray Black Jr ............... 199 21. B J McLeod ..................195 22. Joey Gase ....................167 23. Alex Bowman..............141 24. Mario Gosselin........... 136 25. Justin Marks............... 134 26. David Starr.................. 112 27. Harrison Rhodes ........ 108 28. Mike Harmon............. 102 29. Derrike Cope................ 92 30. Jeff Green ....................66 31. Corey Lajoie.................. 63 32. Drew Herring ............... 62 33. Ryan Ellis.......................61 34. Todd Peck .................... 55 35. Carl Long......................49


SPORTS

06.21.2016 • TuEsday • M 2

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCH • B7

Defense remains mostly under contract BLUES • FROM B1

minutes, 18 seconds of ice time in the regular season, and Bouwmeester, who was next at 23:06. “‘Petro’ and ‘Bouw’ are asked to do a lot of heavy lifting playing against the other team’s top lines every night,” Armstrong said. “If you look at the analytical (information), their ofensive-zone faceofs were almost at a minimum and their defensive-zone faceofs were at a maximum. When you’re starting every faceoff in front of your goalie, that’s a long way to go. We’ve asked those guys to play a two-way defending game against other teams’ top players, and I thought they did a good job.” While it might have been Pietrangelo’s best season overall as a Blue, Bouwmeester showed some signs of slowing. At 32 and a veteran 990 NHL games, he was a minus-4, marking the first time in his four seasons in St. Louis that he’s been a minus-player. With three more seasons left on a contract that has a $5.4 million average annual value, Armstrong was asked if he was concerned about Bouwmeester continuing to log significant ice time. “Age is certainly a concern, but if you’re a heavy skater, age is a much bigger concern,” Armstrong said. “If you’re light on your feet, you can seem to push that envelope. So I don’t think age is a concern with ‘Bouw’ yet.” The Blues rotated their second-pair minutes last season between Shattenkirk, Parayko and Edmundson and liked the overall production. Shattenkirk was behind most of it with 44 points in 72 games. “‘Shatty’ had another really good ofensive year,” Armstrong said. “I thought those guys, with (Carl Gunnarsson) too, we had five really good defensemen that could play with each other and play on multiple sides.”

Age 26 32 27 29 27 23 22 22

Contract status Signed through 2019-20 Signed through 2018-19 Signed through 2016-17 Signed through 2018-19 Signed through 2016-17 Signed through 2016-17 Signed through 2017-18 Signed through 2016-17

Cap hit $6.5 million $5.4 million $4.25 million $2.9 million $1.05 million $858,750 $1.05 million $636,666

TOP 5 DEFENSEMEN IN THE NHL DRAFT 1. OLLI JUOLEVI Team • London Knights League • Ontario Hockey League Ht, Wt • 6-2, 185 Shoots • Left 2015-16 stats • Nine goals, 42 points, 57 games, plus-38

2. MIKHAIL SERGACHYOV Team • Windsor Spitires League • Ontario Hockey League Ht, Wt • 6-2, 200 Shoots • Left 2015-16 stats • 17 goals, 57 points, 67 games, plus-15

3. JAKOB CHYCHRUN Team • Sarnia League • Ontario Hockey League Ht, Wt • 6-2, 198 Shoots • Left 2015-16 stats • 11 goals, 49 points, 62 games, plus-23

4. JAKE BEAN Team • Calgary Hitmen League • Western Hockey League Ht, Wt • 6-1, 172 Shoots • Left 2015-16 stats • 24 goals, 64 points, 68 games, plus-8

5. CHARLIE MCAVOY J.B. FORBES • jforbes@post-dispatch.com

Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo lands on top of the Sharks’ Tommy Wingelson in a playof game on May 21 in San Jose, Calif.

The Blues’ salary-cap issues, along with the fact that Shattenkirk has one year left on his contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent, could lead to his departure. He has a $4.25 million average value, and could command $6 million-plus. “He knows it, I know it, I don’t think either of us are naive,” Armstrong said. “I’d love to find a way to keep ‘Shatty’ here and we’re going to work toward seeing if there’s some common ground. But you just can’t keep everybody.” A righthanded shot and power-play specialist, Parayko

would be a logical successor if the Blues move Shattenkirk. The club then would fill around him with Edmundson, Gunnarsson and Robert Bortuzzo. Gunnarsson recently signed a three-year extension worth $8.7 million. “He’s just an unassuming, quality NHL hockey player,” Armstrong said. “What you want is consistency, to know what you’re going to get night in and night out. Obviously some games are better than others, everyone makes mistakes, but we were very comfortable that he’s an NHL player and he wanted to be

AMERICA’S LINE

SOCCER

BASEBALL

Today’s graded entries

BOXING REPORT: In the WBA welterweight title fight on June 25 in Brooklyn, New York, Keith Thurman is -$230 vs. Shawn Porter at +$190. BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League TIGERS -$135 Mariners RED SOX -$107 White Sox INDIANS -$170 Rays ASTROS -$148 Angels National League Giants -$170 PIRATES MARLINS -$300 Braves CUBS -$142 Cards DODGERS -$115 Nationals Interleague YANKEES -$160 Rockies ORIOLES -$182 Padres BLUE JAYS -$160 D’backs METS -$182 Royals RANGERS -$195 Reds TWINS -$105 Phillies A’S -$132 Brewers SOCCER Copa America Houston, TX Argentina -$240/+$725 USA Draw: +$340 Over/under: 2.5 goals

Major League Soccer

Frontier League

First: 5 ½ furlongs, $3,200 claiming, nw since 5-21-15, or nw 4, purse $5,000 pp horse jockey record odds 4 Happy Moro DeLeon 6-2-0-1 4-1 6 Delstar Stillion 0-0-0-0 3-1 1 Maggies Best Bielby 4-0-0-0 5-2 2 Surf Cast Santiago 4-1-0-1 7-2 3 Saint Henry Tavares 4-2-0-0 5-1 5 Sendthepapers Velazquz 1-0-0-0 15-1 HAPPY MORO in his last four races, he has won ever other race, well this is the time for a win; DELSTAR was remarkably consistent last year, and was a winner in his first start of the season in 2015; MAGGIE’S BEST definite threat to lead all the way. Second: 1 mile, $5,000 claiming, nw 2 races, f-m, purse $5,400 pp horse jockey record odds 4 Queenothroad Santiago 5-1-0-1 8-5 5 Prime Stillion 3-0-0-0 5-1 1 Ready Money Tavares 5-1-1-1 5-2 2 Classical Sky Molina 3-0-1-1 4-1 3 Victorius DeLeon 5-0-2-0 5-1 6 FearlessBypass Collins 2-0-0-0 15-1 QUEENOFTHEROAD goes back to her winning level, and extends in distance, which she should do well; PRIME is taking a dramatic class drop, and also tries a mile for the first time; READY MONEY led most of the way, three weeks ago at this distance, and is the one to catch. Third: 6 furlongs, $15,000 claiming, or allowance for nw 2 races, f-m, purse $8,600 pp horse jockey record odds 6 Kipper Doodle Lopez 2-1-1-0 2-1 2 Mrs. Appeal Santiago 1-0-1-0 3-1 3 Hoosessential Bielby 6-1-1-0 6-1 1 AshleyElizabeth Tavares 3-1-0-0 7-2 4 My Nickel Gray Molina 4-1-1-1 9-2 5 Simplyatreasur DeLeon 1-0-0-0 15-1 KIPPER DOODLE was an impressive winner in a fast time, two weeks ago; MRS. APPEAL was second best in her first race in nearly a year, and should be on edge for this one; HOOSESSENTIAL even effort in last, but her races at Oaklawn Park, this year, say she can run with these. Fourth: 6 furlongs, $10,000 claiming, or allowance nw 2 races other than mdn, clm, str, or for nw 4 races, purse $10,000 pp horse jockey record odds 1 Lagoonodimnds DeLeon 2-1-0-0 4-1 5 Barnyardfiddler Velazquz 1-0-0-0 8-5 4 Wldwdsumrtime Santiago 1-1-0-0 6-1 6 Roski Bielby 1-1-0-0 7-2 2 Yaba Daba Doo Lopez 2-1-0-0 3-1 3 Hotpepperplese Stillion 0-0-0-0 15-1 LAGOON OF DIAMONDS had terrible traffic problems in his last race at Indiana Downs, and won the time before, like his chances, today; BARNYARD FIDDLER has the speed that can go with the top one from the outset, and ran well with somewhat better than these, last year; WILDWOODSUMMERTIME closed from far back, to win his seasonal debut, two weeks ago. Fifth: 6 furlongs, $3,200 maiden-claiming, purse $5,000 pp horse jockey record odds 9 WindyCityDude Molina 1-0-0-0 2-1 1 Mathewmystery Arrieta 1-0-0-0 8-5 8 McGuire Road DeLeon 1-0-0-0 6-1 7 Misterroyalfox Velazquz 2-0-0-1 8-1 4 B S Indy Cat James 1-0-0-0 10-1 6 Graduate Cat Collins 1-0-0-0 20-1 5 Seymour Red Santiago 9-0-1-2 20-1 3 Alomas Kugelis Tavares 2-0-0-1 30-1 2 Thomas S Stillion 1-0-0-0 30-1 WINDY CITY DUDE finished first in his first start of the year, but was disqualified, should break his maiden, this time; MATTHEWS MYSTERY even try in his first start in nine months, and is expected to run better, today; MCGUIRE ROAD decent effort in his only race this year, and is another that can do better with a race under his belt. Sixth: 6 furlongs, $5,000 claiming, or allowance nw other than mdn, clm, str, or nw 3 races, purse $8,600 pp horse jockey record odds 6 Nafir’s Best Lopez 3-0-2-0 6-1 2 Wildwddancer Santiago 6-1-1-1 7-5 3 Kamchatka Tavares 0-0-0-0 7-2 1 I’mOldSchool Bielby 6-1-3-2 4-1 4 Sea of Change Molina 5-0-0-1 6-1 5 Azeg DeLeon 8-3-0-0 15-1 NAFIR’S BEST made a late surge against horses that were as good as these, to finish second, ten days ago; WILDWOOD DANCER has been running competitively with better in Chicago, and is the one to beat; KAMCHATKA had many good races last year in the Windy City, and looks to be ready for his seasonal debut, as he had a fabulous workout at Indiana Downs. Seventh: 6 furlongs, $3,200 claiming, nw in 2015-16, or nw 2 races, purse $5,000 pp horse jockey record odds 10 Johar Irish Molina 3-0-1-0 4-1 5 Hotrod Stick Tavares 2-0-0-0 4-1 2 Royalrenasance Santiago 3-0-1-1 7-2 8 MrPumprmichel Velazquz 1-0-0-0 4-1 3 Quindini Stillion 2-0-0-0 8-1 1 Loosenthscndry Lopez 4-0-0-0 15-1 4 Artemus Joy Arrieta 3-0-0-0 15-1 6 Strathallen Bielby 6-0-0-0 12-1 9 Captain Luke DeLeon 4-0-0-1 30-1 7 Theduckofreed Chen 9-0-1-2 20-1 JOHAR IRISH came to life, three weeks ago, with a fine second, and has a good chance of winning this contentious race; HOTROD STICK has had excuses in both of his races this year, and was consistently close, last season; ROYAL RENAISSANCE was second best, three weeks ago, and is a definite threat. Best Bet: Kipper Doodle (3rd) Long Shot: Nafir’s Best (6th)

Name Alex Pietrangelo Jay Bouwmeester Kevin Shattenkirk Carl Gunnarsson Robert Bortuzzo Colton Parayko Joel Edmundson Petteri Lindbohm — Jeremy Rutherford

FAIRMOUNT PARK Post: 1 p.m. By: John Scully

BLUES DEFENSEMEN

Wednesday | Chicago, IL Chile +$150/+$200 Colombia Draw: +$210 Over/under: 2.0 goals UEFA EURO 2016 Germany -$400/+$1300 N.Ireland Draw: +$470 Over/under: 2.5 goals Poland Draw: +$240

-$110/+$300 Ukraine Over/under: 2.0 goals

Spain Draw: +$200

-$105/+$350 Croatia Over/under: 2.0 goals

Czech Republic +$130/+$195 Turkey Draw: +$255 Over/under: 2.5 goals Wednesday Portugal Draw: +$350

-$280/+$975 Hungary Over/under: 2.5 goals

Austria Draw: +$245

+$105/+$270 Iceland Over/under: 2.5 goals

Italy Draw: +$225

+$140/+$200 Ireland Over/under: 2.0 goals

Belgium Draw: +$260

-$125/+$375 Sweden Over/under: 2.5 goals

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TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Assigned OF Rusney Castillo outright to Pawtucket (IL). Sent OF Brock Holt to Pawtucket for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with OF Bryan Saucedo and RHP Evan Bell on minor league contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with SSs Tyler Straub and Nicky Lopez; 1B Chris DeVito; OFs Kort Peterson, Logan Gray and Vance Vizcaino; C Yordany Salva; LHP Vance Tatum; and RHPs Michael Silva, Walker Sheller, David McKay, Alex Massey, Anthony Kidston, Travis Eckert, Justin Camp and Geoffrey Bramblett on minor league contracts. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with 1B Brad Anderson; 2B Richard Fecteau; SS Keith Grieshaber; RHPs Sean Issac, Johnny Morell and Chris Rodriguez; OFs John Schuknecht, Tyler Bates, Derek Jenkins and Cameron Williams; and LHPs J.D. Nielsen and Cory Geisler. SEATTLE MARINERS — Traded SS Chris Taylor to the L.A. Dodgers for RHP Zach Lee. Assigned RHP Steve Johnson outright to Tacoma (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned 1B Brandon Drury to Reno (PCL). Placed OF David Peralta on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday. Recalled OF Socrates Brito from Reno. Reinstated RHP Shelby Miller from the 15-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES — Optioned RHP Scott Oberg to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled RHP Jordan Lyles fromi Albuquerque. MIAMI MARLINS — Sent RHP Nefi Ogando to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Returned RHP Zack Jones to Minnesota. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Claimed RHP Phil Klein off waivers from Texas and optioned him to Lehigh Valley (IL). Sent RHP Dalier Hinojosa to Clearwater (FSL) for a rehab assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with 3B Sheldon Neuse; 2B Jacob Noll; 1B Conner Simonetti; Cs Tres Barrera, Joseph Harris and CJ Picerni; LHPs Jesus Luzardo, Ben Braymer, Jake Barnett, Jeremy McDonald and Jonathan Reid; OFs Daniel Johnson and Jack Sundberg; SSs Carter Kieboom, Paul Panaccione and Branden Boggetto; RHPs A.J. Bogucki, Kyle Simonds, Phillip Morse, Jacob Howell, Sterling Sharp, Michael Rishwain and Joseph Baltrip on minor league contracts. HOCKEY • NHL SAN JOSE SHARKS — Traded F Maxim Letunov and a 2017 sixth-round draft pick to Arizona for 2016 fourth-round and 2017 third-round draft picks. SOCCER • MLS COLUMBUS CREW — Signed M Dilly Duka after acquiring right of first refusal from Montreal in exchange for general allocation money, targeted allocation money and a 2017 second-round draft pick.

EASTERN W L T Pts Philadelphia 6 4 5 23 New York 7 7 1 22 New York City FC 5 5 6 21 Montreal 5 4 5 20 Toronto FC 5 5 4 19 New England 4 4 7 19 D.C. United 4 6 5 17 Orlando City 3 3 8 17 Columbus 3 5 6 15 Chicago 2 6 5 11 WESTERN W L T Pts Colorado 9 2 4 31 FC Dallas 8 5 4 28 Real Salt Lake 7 4 3 24 Sporting K.C. 6 8 3 21 Vancouver 6 7 3 21 Los Angeles 5 3 6 21 San Jose 5 4 6 21 Portland 5 6 5 20 Seattle 5 8 1 16 Houston 3 7 5 14 Sunday Sporting K.C. 2, FC Dallas 0 New York 2, Seattle 0 Wednesday Chicago at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. New York at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

GF GA 23 19 26 20 25 31 22 20 15 15 21 26 14 16 25 23 18 21 11 16 GF GA 19 11 24 24 25 23 16 18 24 27 27 17 18 18 25 27 13 17 20 22

European Championship x-advanced to second round

FIRST ROUND GROUP A GP W D x-France 3 2 1 x-Switzerland 3 1 2 Albania 3 1 0 Romania 3 0 1 France 2, Romania 1 Albania 0, Switzerland 1 Romania 1, Switzerland 1 France 2, Albania 0 Sunday Switzerland 0, France 0 Albania 1, Romania 0

L GF GA Pts 0 4 1 7 0 2 1 5 2 1 3 3 2 2 4 1

GROUP B GP W D x-Wales 3 2 0 x-England 3 1 2 Slovakia 3 1 1 Russia 3 0 1 Wales 2, Slovakia 1 England 1, Russia 1 Slovakia 2, Russia 1 England 2, Wales 1 Monday At Saint-Etienne, France Slovakia 0, England 0 At Toulouse, France Wales 3, Russia 0

L GF GA Pts 1 6 3 6 0 3 2 5 1 3 3 4 2 2 6 1

GROUP C GP W D L GF GA Pts Germany 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 Poland 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 Northern Ireland 2 1 0 1 2 1 3 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 Poland 1, Northern Ireland 0 Germany 2, Ukraine 0 Northern Ireland 2, Ukraine 0 Germany 0, Poland 0 Tuesday At Paris Northern Ireland vs. Germany, 11 a.m. At Marseille, France Ukraine vs. Poland, 11 a.m. GROUP D GP W D L GF GA Pts x-Spain 2 2 0 0 4 0 6 Croatia 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 Czech Republic 2 0 1 1 2 3 1 Turkey 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 Croatia 1, Turkey 0 Spain 1, Czech Republic 0 Czech Republic 2, Croatia 2 Spain 3, Turkey 0 Tuesday At Bordeaux, France Croatia vs. Spain, 2 p.m. At Lens, France Czech Republic vs. Turkey, 2 p.m. GROUP E GP W D L x-Italy 2 2 0 0 Belgium 2 1 0 1 Sweden 2 0 1 1 Ireland 2 0 1 1 x-advanced to second round Ireland 1, Sweden 1 Italy 2, Belgium 0 Italy 1, Sweden 0 Belgium 3, Ireland 0 Wednesday At Nice, France Sweden vs. Belgium, 2 p.m. At Lille, France Italy vs. Ireland, 2 p.m.

GF GA Pts 3 0 6 3 2 3 1 2 1 1 4 1

GROUP F GP W D L Hungary 2 1 1 0 Iceland 2 0 2 0 Portugal 2 0 2 0 Austria 2 0 1 1 Hungary 2, Austria 0 Portugal 1, Iceland 1 Iceland 1, Hungary 1 Portugal 0, Austria 0 Wednesday At Lyon, France Hungary vs. Portugal, 11 a.m. At Saint-Denis, France Iceland vs. Austria, 11 a.m.

GF GA Pts 3 1 4 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 2 1

SECOND ROUND June 25-27

QUARTERFINALS June 30-July 3

SEMIFINALS July 6-7

FINAL July 10 at Saint-Denis, France

Team • Boston University League • Hockey East (NCAA) Ht, Wt • 6-0, 211 Shoots • Right 2015-16 stats • 3 goals, 25 points, 37 games, plus-10

here.” Bortuzzo has one more year remaining on his contract with a $1.05 million average value. He was expected to be in the starting lineup last year. But though healthy, played only 40 games. “I think he can be a regular player,” Armstrong said. “He got a little bit caught in the rightylefty thing. You look at the right side of our defense, you’ve got ‘Petro,’ ‘Shatty’ and ‘Parayko,’ you’re not going to take those guys out of the lineup. If he was lefty, he could have platooned more with Edmundson. He sort of got caught on a shot situation,

Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford on Twitter jrutherford@post-dispatch.com

GOLF

East W L Pct. Windy City 20 13 .606 Joliet 20 14 .588 Washington 17 15 .531 Lake Erie 16 15 .516 Schaumburg 16 17 .485 Traverse City 10 22 .313 West W L Pct. Southern Illinois 21 12 .636 Evansville 21 13 .618 Rascals 19 14 .576 Grizzlies 15 19 .441 Normal 14 19 .424 Florence 8 24 .250 Sunday Traverse City 4, Lake Erie 0 Joliet 12, Schaumburg 4 Windy City 4, Washington 1 Southern Illinois 5, Normal 4 Grizzlies 4, Florence 3 Tuesday Washington at Traverse City, 6:05 p.m. Grizzlies at Normal, 6:35 p.m. Lake Erie at Schaumburg, 7:05 p.m.

GB — — 2½ 3 4 9½ GB — — 2 6½ 7 12½

NCAA College World Series Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination | x-if necessary Monday UC Santa Barbara 5, Miami 3, Miami eliminated Oklahoma State 1, Arizona 0 Tuesday Game 7 — Texas Tech (46-19) vs. Florida (52-15), 4 p.m. Game 8 — TCU (48-16) vs. Coastal Carolina (50-16), 8 p.m. Wednesday Game 9 — UC Santa Barbara (43-19-1) vs. Arizona (45-22), 6 p.m. Thursday Game 10 — Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m. Friday Game 11 — Oklahoma State (43-20) vs. Game 9 winner, 2 p.m. Game 12 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 p.m. Saturday x-Game 13 — Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, TBA x-Game 14 — Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, TBA If only one game is necessary, it will be played at night Championship Series (Best-of-3) Monday, June 27: Pairings TBA, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28: Pairings TBA, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 29: Pairings TBA, 7 p.m.

BASKETBALL • WNBA EASTERN W L Pct Atlanta 8 4 .667 New York 8 4 .667 Washington 6 7 .462 Chicago 5 7 .417 Indiana 5 8 .385 Connecticut 3 10 .231 WESTERN W L Pct Minnesota 12 0 1.000 Los Angeles 11 0 1.000 Dallas 5 7 .417 Phoenix 4 8 .333 Seattle 4 9 .308 San Antonio 2 9 .182 Sunday Connecticut 93, San Antonio 90 New York 78, Indiana 75 Minnesota 96, Seattle 84 Tuesday Minnesota at Los Angeles, 2:30 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Chicago, 7 p.m. Wednesday New York at Atlanta, 11 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m.

GB — — 2½ 3 3½ 5½ GB — ½ 7 8 8½ 9½

NBA • Final playofs leaders SCORING G Durant, OKC 18 George, IND 7 Harden, HOU 5 Lillard, POR 11 James, CLE 21 Westbrook, OKC 18 Irving, CLE 21 Curry, GOL 18 Thompson, GOL 24 Thomas, BOS 6 FG PERCENTAGE Johnson, BOS Jordan, LAC Adams, OKC Hill, IND Kanter, OKC Howard, HOU James, CLE Stephenson, MEM REBOUNDS G Jordan, LAC 6 Howard, HOU 5 Plumlee, POR 11 Whiteside, MIA 10 Valanciunas, TOR 12 Green, GOL 23 James, CLE 21 Adams, OKC 18 ASSISTS Westbrook, OKC Jackson, DET James, CLE Harden, HOU Paul, LAC Lillard, POR Teague, ATL Green, GOL

but I like him; he’s a good pro and he’s a good player.” The Blues also have Petteri Lindbohm, another potential starter last season who played in the minor leagues most of the year and was in just 10 NHL games. “He lost out to Edmundson last year and now his job is to come back and wrestle that ice away,” Armstrong said. Based on the ongoing evolution, Lindbohm has a chance to be back in the mix.

FG 175 56 41 89 219 159 201 148 201 47 FG 22 24 68 32 68 26 219 23 OFF 30 26 37 26 48 38 42 62 G 18 4 21 5 4 10 10 23

FT PS 130 511 61 191 38 133 71 291 82 552 116 468 77 530 76 452 82 582 38 145 FGA 33 38 111 57 118 48 417 44 DEF TOT 68 98 44 70 93 130 83 109 81 129 190 228 158 200 109 171 AST 198 37 149 38 29 62 60 138

AVG 28.4 27.3 26.6 26.5 26.3 26.0 25.2 25.1 24.3 24.2 PCT .667 .632 .613 .561 .551 .542 .525 .523 AVG 16.3 14.0 11.8 10.9 10.8 9.9 9.5 9.5 AVG 11.0 9.3 7.6 7.6 7.3 6.3 6.1 6.0

PGA • FedEx Cup leaders Rank Name Points Wins T10 1. Jason Day 2,167 3 7 2. Adam Scott 1,912 2 4 3. Dustin Johnson 1,861 1 9 4. Jordan Spieth 1,725 2 5 5. Russell Knox 1,401 1 3 6. Brandt Snedeker 1,352 1 5 7. Patrick Reed 1,296 9 8. Kevin Kisner 1,274 1 5 9. Kevin Na 1,258 6 7 10. Kevin Chappell 1,245 5 11. Justin Thomas 1,235 1 4 12. Sergio Garcia 1,196 1 3 13. William McGirt 1,183 1 5 14. Daniel Berger 1,157 1 4 15. Jason Dufner 1,155 1 5 16. Hideki Matsuyama 1,151 1 5 17. Brooks Koepka 1,143 5 18. Phil Mickelson 1,126 5 19. Bubba Watson 1,093 1 3 20. Smylie Kaufman 1,067 1 3 21. Matt Kuchar 1,064 7 22. Graeme McDowell 1,042 1 4 23. Charley Hoffman 996 1 1 24. Branden Grace 988 1 4 25. Charl Schwartzel 960 1 2 26. Rickie Fowler 938 6 27. Harris English 938 3 28. Charles Howell III 930 5 29. Emiliano Grillo 897 1 1 30. Fabian Gomez 870 1 3 31. Rory McIlroy 863 5 32. Jamie Lovemark 861 5 33. James Hahn 841 1 2 34. Jim Herman 824 1 2 35. Jon Curran 805 3 36. Bill Haas 795 4 37. Tony Finau 768 1 2 38. Scott Piercy 756 2 39. David Lingmerth 726 1 40. Justin Rose 716 5 41. Roberto Castro 712 3 42. Patton Kizzire 710 5 43. J.B. Holmes 704 4 44. Colt Knost 697 2 45. Kyle Reifers 696 4 46. Henrik Stenson 693 2 47. Freddie Jacobson 679 3 48. Danny Willett 674 1 3 49. Jason Bohn 649 3 50. Brendan Steele 648 1

Through Sunday Last Chng T8 T18 1 4 T37 -1 T23 -1 CUT -1 CUT -1 T49 3 CUT -1 T32 -1 T5 4 CUT -2 T37 T8 4 CUT -3 T13 CUT -3 T51 -1 CUT T46 T18 T37 T5 5 T23 1 CUT -2 T37 DNP -3 T54 -1 DNP CUT DNP T49 1 CUT -1 DNP T51 CUT T2 35 12 7 CUT -2 DNP -2 CUT -2 CUT -2 DNP -2 DNP -2 W/D -2 DNP -2 T37 1 DNP -2 T15 10

Money $5,868,610 $4,806,335 $4,971,424 $4,136,032 $3,084,086 $2,875,411 $2,970,241 $2,776,021 $2,719,950 $2,982,907 $2,935,284 $2,844,568 $2,840,225 $2,597,194 $2,288,152 $2,860,135 $2,651,041 $2,629,614 $2,787,179 $2,164,580 $2,554,465 $2,356,007 $2,018,203 $2,209,326 $2,002,185 $2,104,654 $1,801,044 $1,875,199 $1,872,419 $1,784,581 $2,344,818 $1,766,242 $1,870,540 $1,769,474 $1,786,668 $1,609,245 $1,373,671 $1,717,421 $1,518,348 $1,747,842 $1,530,717 $1,383,753 $1,780,170 $1,359,087 $1,274,636 $1,523,333 $1,308,994 $1,899,129 $1,335,876 $1,248,568

LPGA Money Leaders Golfer Tournaments 1. Lydia Ko 12 2. Ariya Jutanugarn 15 3. Brooke M. Henderson 16 4. Sei Young Kim 14 5. Haru Nomura 15 6. Lexi Thompson 13 7. In Gee Chun 10 8. Ha Na Jang 9 9. Minjee Lee 16 10. Anna Nordqvist 14 11. Amy Yang 12 12. Gerina Piller 15 13. So Yeon Ryu 13 14. Jenny Shin 14 15. Charley Hull 13 16. Hyo Joo Kim 15 17. Stacy Lewis 13 18. Pornanong Phatlum 14 19. Carlota Ciganda 13 20. Na Yeon Choi 13 21. Hee Young Park 14 22. Lee-Anne Pace 14 23. Jessica Korda 13 24. Shanshan Feng 12 25. Chella Choi 15

Holes in one Creve Coeur • Domo Caldarello, hole No. 2, 165 yards, 8-iron, June 18. The Prairies • Will Lindsey, hole No. 14, 103 yards, pitching wedge, June 20. St. Ann International • Rod Howard, hole No. 2, 189 yards, 5-iron, June 18. Normandie • Mike Berry, hole No. 16, 176 yards, 7-iron. Normandie • Alec Wintjen, hole No. 5, 141 yards, 8-iron. St. Albans • Helge Lee, hole No. 4 L&C, 142 yards, 7-iron, June 18. Bellerive • Vince Lopiccolo, hole No. 16, 167 yards, 6-iron. Columbia • Roger Dobberstein, hole No. 16, 152 yards, 8-iron, June 17. Triple Lakes • Dan Hellinger, hole No. 11, 121 yards, 7-iron, June 17. Through Sunday

Money $1,516,738 $1,139,970 $1,090,715 $971,054 $882,055 $711,325 $667,368 $640,717 $596,829 $593,447 $593,147 $559,762 $463,619 $447,135 $434,487 $405,814 $393,386 $341,868 $339,932 $337,138 $331,450 $319,844 $315,689 $303,365 $291,726

26. Mirim Lee 27. Mi Jung Hur 28. Suzann Pettersen 29. Christina Kim 30. Inbee Park 31. Su Oh 32. Mo Martin 33. Karine Icher 34. Brittany Lang 35. Danielle Kang 36. Ai Miyazato 37. Candie Kung 38. Jacqui Concolino 39. Moriya Jutanugarn 40. Ryann O’Toole 41. Jodi Ewart Shadoff 42. Eun-Hee Ji 43. Brittany Lincicome 44. Katie Burnett 45. Paula Creamer 46. Caroline Masson 47. Azahara Munoz 48. Catriona Matthew 49. Mika Miyazato 50. Pernilla Lindberg

NASCAR POINTS LEADERS

12 13 11 13 10 9 14 15 15 13 14 13 14 15 14 14 13 14 13 13 15 14 12 13 15

$286,489 $280,519 $264,685 $263,487 $253,381 $249,648 $241,317 $236,514 $230,241 $219,530 $216,524 $215,779 $204,564 $202,204 $200,816 $193,713 $192,939 $187,064 $186,046 $184,204 $183,520 $182,787 $181,843 $165,246 $163,598

Through Sunday

Sprint Cup

Trucks

XFINITY

1. Kevin Harvick ............... 526 2. Kurt Busch ...................496 3. Brad Keselowski ......... 480 4. Carl Edwards ............... 472 5. Joey Logano.................455 6. Chase Elliott................. 453 7. Jimmie Johnson ........... 441 8. Martin Truex Jr............433 9. Kyle Busch.....................417 10. Matt Kenseth............. 409 11. Dale Earnhardt Jr....... 383 12. Austin Dillon................381 13. Denny Hamlin ............380 14. Jamie McMurray ........ 374 15. Ryan Newman............369 16. Ryan Blaney ...............364 17. Kasey Kahne ............... 353 18. Trevor Bayne..............345 19. Kyle Larsen................. 341 20. AJ Allmendinger........ 337 21. Ricky Stenhouse Jr..... 337 22. Paul Menard...............289 23. Clint Bowyer............... 270 24. Greg Biffle.................. 267 25. Danica Patrick............ 265 26. Aric Almirola..............264 27. Landon Cassill ............ 237 28. Casey Mears................221 29. David Ragan...............208 30. Brian Scott..................197 31. Regan Smith............... 186 32. Chris Buescher............182 33. Michael McDowell.......161 34. Matt DiBenedetto.......158 35. Tony Stewart...............152

1. Matt Crafton..................219 2. William Byron ..............208 3. Timothy Peters ............ 198 4. Daniel Hemric.............. 186 5. Tyler Reddick ................182 6. John Hunter Nemechek175 7. Johnny Sauter ...............174 8. Ben Kennedy................ 168 9. Spencer Gallagher........165 10. Cameron Hayley .........158 11. Cole Custer.................. 154 12. Christopher Bell ......... 149 13. Ben Rhodes ................ 149 14. Ryan Truex ..................129 15. Tyler Young..................127 16. Rico Abreu...................124 17. Parker Kligerman........118 18. Austin Wayne Self...... 107 19. John Wes Townley...... 105 20. Brandon Brown ..........101 21. Travis Kvapil .................80 22. Matt Tifft ......................68 23. Austin Hill..................... 55 24. Timmy Hill.................... 55 25. Jordan Anderson ......... 55 26. Caleb Holman ..............48 27. German Quiroga...........44 28. Grant Enfinger .............42 29. Tommy Joe Martins..... 39 30. Kaz Grala...................... 29 31. Cody Coughlin .............. 29 32. Nick Drake.................... 27 33. Jennifer Jo Cobb .......... 26 34. Mike Bliss..................... 24 35. Bobby Pierce................ 23

1. Daniel Suarez.............. 490 2. Elliot Sadler..................469 3. Ty Dillon .......................455 4. Justin Allgaier.............. 422 5. Brandon Jones..............417 6. Brendan Gaughan ....... 412 7. Erik Jones ......................411 8. Brennan Poole.............407 9. Darrell Wallace Jr ........ 373 10. Ryan Reed...................331 11. Blake Koch.................. 322 12. Ryan Sieg.....................312 13. Ross Chastain.............303 14. Jeremy Clements ........281 15. Dakoda Armstrong..... 272 16. Jeb Burton..................260 17. J.J. Yeley......................250 18. Garret Smithley.......... 242 19. Ryan Preece ............... 235 20. Ray Black Jr ............... 199 21. B J McLeod ..................195 22. Joey Gase ....................167 23. Alex Bowman..............141 24. Mario Gosselin........... 136 25. Justin Marks............... 134 26. David Starr.................. 112 27. Harrison Rhodes ........ 108 28. Mike Harmon............. 102 29. Derrike Cope................ 92 30. Jeff Green ....................66 31. Corey Lajoie.................. 63 32. Drew Herring ............... 62 33. Ryan Ellis.......................61 34. Todd Peck .................... 55 35. Carl Long......................49


SOCCER

B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Wales dominates Russia, deies odds to win group

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Wales’ Ashley Williams celebrates after his team eliminated Russia from the European Championship on Monday in Toulouse, France.

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Gareth Bale made it three goals in three games as Wales overwhelmed Russia 3-0 on Monday in Toulouse, France, to reach the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time. Playing in its first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup, Wales defied expectations to win Group B, ahead of England, and send Russia home with an impressive counterattacking display that rested on more than just the talents of Bale. “I’ve never seen a better performance from any Wales team than I saw tonight,” Wales coach Chris Coleman said. “These players keep delivering moments that I think they’re not going to top, and they’ve done it again tonight in all fairness.” Because England could only draw 0-0 with Slovakia, the result meant that Wales topped the group with six points, one more than England — which also qualifies for the round of 16. For Russia, defeat meant its time at Euro 2016 is over and coach Leonid Slutsky gave a major hint that he won’t be the man in charge for much longer. The team, which only earned one point in a disappointing campaign, will now focus on the World Cup — which it is hosting in two years. Wales went ahead in the 11th minute when Aaron Ramsey beat the ofside trap and deftly chipped

the ball over advancing goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Neil Taylor doubled the score nine minutes later after another swift move that owed much to the dribbling skills of the team’s star player, Bale. With the Russia defenders focusing so much on the Real Madrid player, Taylor had the time and presence to slot in a rebound after his first efort was blocked by Akinfeev. Bale made it 3-0 in the 67th minute with a deft finish of a Ramsey pass and now is the tournament’s top scorer, with three. England 0, Slovakia 0 • England qualified for the round of 16 at after being held to a draw on a frustrating night for coach Roy Hodgson’s team. England created but failed to take a series of chances against a very defensive Slovakia side that still can reach the knockout stages as one of the four best third-place teams. Slovakia never had kept a clean sheet in six previous games at a major tournament and had lost its three previous matches against England. With England needing a win to be sure of topping its group and avoiding a potentially dangerous opponent in the last 16, Hodgson took a gamble by making six changes. Captain Wayne Rooney was among those dropped to the bench.

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“We want to take the game to them, as well. We want to keep a high line. We want to go eye to eye,” U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann said. “In order to grow, you need to go through some pain and you need to try things out. You need to risk. And when you risk things, here and there you get a lesson.” While the U.S. now is alongside Mexico as a power in North and Central America and the Caribbean, qualifying for seven straight World Cups, it is 1243-15 in games against former World Cup champions. It is in the Copa America semifinals for the first time since 1995. “We were nobody in the world. We started in the ’90s and we had to inch our way up,” retired U.S. defender Marcelo Balboa said. “Back then, we changed our game plan to play against teams. Now they stick to their game plans, but they’re aware of the two or three threats that can do some damage.” And there’s no bigger threat than Messi, who has four Champions League and eight La Liga titles with Barcelona but who has not won any championships with Argentina’s senior team — which is seeking to claim its first major trophy since 1993. Messi, who turns 29 on Friday, is nicknamed “La Pulga” for his speed and unmatched dribbling ability. He wanders from midfield to the front line, drifts from the left flank to the right and often cuts from the right to the center. He has not scored in three previous matches against the U.S. “You say you want to get pressure on Messi and not let him have time on the ball. How do you do that?” U.S. defender Matt Besler asked. “Even when guys step up to him and are right

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on him, he finds a way to wiggle out of something, and then he’s able to get his head up and play in some of those balls that he’s played in this tournament. And so it’s a huge challenge, probably the biggest challenge for us as a defensive unit.” Klinsmann is trying to keep his players focused on the game, to enjoy the moment. “We are not scared of them at all,” he said. “We admire their players. This is now a special moment. I told the players ... before we started training, ‘This is a once-ina-lifetime opportunity now. You got into the semifinal, you made yourself proud, but now go for more.’” Klinsmann will be forced to make changes because of suspensions to midfielders Jermaine Jones and Alejandro Bedoya, and forward Bobby Wood. Kyle Beckerman appears likely to replace Jones, with Graham Zusi, Chris Wondolowski, Darlington Nagbe and 17-year-old Christian Pulisic the top candidates for the other two slots.

Right back DeAndre Yedlin returns from his one-game suspension. “Make it your moment,” Klinsmann recalled telling his players. “It’s about confidence, about hunger, about the willingness to sufer.” A sellout crowd of 70,000plus is expected at NRG Stadium. Argentina will have just two days’ rest after beating Venezuela 4-1, while the U.S. will have four. “Playing in Houston, there will be a lot of Mexicans, and maybe Mexicans will make us feel more local,” Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said through a translator. The winner advances to Sunday’s final in New Jersey against Chile or Colombia, which play Wednesday in Chicago. “You don’t look at how you’re viewed or who you’re playing against,” said U.S. forward Clint Dempsey, whose three goals are one behind Messi and Chile’s Eduardo Vargas, the tournament’s co-leaders. “Hopefully we can keep dreaming and keep going forward.”

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BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Both vulnerable, South deals. NORTH ♠A 9 ♥A Q J ♦K Q 8 7 5 3 ♣8 7 WEST EAST ♠K 7 5 4 3 ♠J 8 6 2 ♥9 6 5 3 ♥8 7 2 ♦10 ♦J 4 ♣J 5 2 ♣K Q 10 9 SOUTH ♠Q 10 ♥K 10 4 ♦A 9 6 2 ♣A 6 4 3 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 1NT* Pass 3♣** Dbl 3♦ Pass 3NT Pass 4♣*** Pass 6♦ All pass *13-15 **Diamonds ***Cue bid for diamonds Opening lead: Two of ♣ Today’s deal is from a match between teams from Bulgaria and China. South was a member of the Chinese team known to us only by his surname, Sun. Sun was no doubt concerned about his flimsy spade stopper when he ran from three no trump. North would have bid the same way without the ace of spades. North, on the other hand, had stifled some mild slam ambitions when he bid three no trump

and could no longer control himself when Sun cue bid four clubs. The opening club lead went to the queen and ace. With nothing much else to do, Sun cashed all six of his diamond tricks and two top hearts, leaving this position: NORTH ♠A 9 ♥Q ♦Void ♣8 WEST EAST ♠K 7 ♠J 6 ♥Void ♥Void ♦Void ♦Void ♣J 2 ♣K 9 SOUTH ♠Q 10 ♥K ♦Void ♣6 On the last heart, West had to keep a guard for the king of spades, so he shed a low club. East had to keep a guard for the jack of spades, else declarer could pin it by leading the queen, so he also shed a club. Sun exited with a club to East’s king and completed his fine work by inserting his 10 on the forced spade return. Making six! Well played. (06/21/16)

Across 1 Thing on a string 5 Listening device? 9 ___ bag 14 One of several on a big rig 15 Poet Teasdale 16 Brother of Prometheus 17 *Especially memorable, as a day 19 Burner holder 20 Garbage transporters 21 *Campground amenity 23 Beings, in Bretagne 25 A dress line 26 Pictionary company 29 It’s carbonated 33 *Feature of a carpenter’s level 36 Valley with many cabs?

37 Last: Abbr. 38 Naval base builders 41 [Damn, this is annoying!] 42 Gamboling spots 44 *Beef alternative in many countries 46 Gamblers use them 49 Low-end 50 Many a mobile device, briefly 51 186,000 miles/ second, for light 53 *Basic china color 57 Courage 61 Hit musical set in Buenos Aires 62 “Don’t wait for me to proceed” … or what either part of the answer to each starred clue can do?

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WORD GAME June 21 WORD — JEROBOAM (JEROBOAM: jer-uh-BO-em: A wine bottle holding four-fifths of a gallon.) Average mark 18 words. Time limit 30 minutes. Can you find 25 or more words in JEROBOAM? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — ANGULAR gular agar ulna alar lagan alga langur aura lunar aural lung gala raglan gaur rang gnarl rung guan guar 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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64 Arrest 65 Writer Sarah ___ Jewett 66 Eugene O’Neill’s “___ Christie” 67 Dummy Mortimer 68 Breather 69 Quaint affirmative

Down 1 Criminals may be behind them 2 Corner office type 3 Designer Gucci 4 Big name in retirement community development 5 Suffix with human 6 Company that invented newsreels 7 They can be crushed for a pie crust 8 It may be thrown at a corkboard 9 Ruined, as dreams 10 ___ Empire (land of Suleiman the Magnificent) 11 What fireflies do 12 Handed over 13 River to the North Sea 18 Stage when an animal is in heat 22 HBO rival

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-Diicult.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★★ Only you can complete a project in the exact way you want. Having expectations otherwise might not be realistic; no one can visualize what you are seeing. Tonight: Give up being tame for now.

If June 21 is your birthday • This year you will use physical activity to lower your stress levels and keep your mood more upbeat. If you are single, you could encounter someone quite fun, witty and enjoyable sometime before fall. If you are attached, your sweetie might be ofended by your constant need to get up and go. Capricorn often challenges you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★ You seem to be very distracted by a recent idea or dream you have had. Focusing on mundane details might be close to impossible. Tonight: If you want, share your thoughts with a loved one.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★ Allow your innate creativity and optimism to emerge. Changes that have come forward might no longer be valid, and you will need to make yet another adjustment. Tonight: All smiles. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★★ Optimism is the name of the game. Be willing to back of in order to gain a deeper perspective. Imagine what it is like to be someone else. Tonight: Be surrounded by great music. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★ You could be in the position of negotiating an important agreement, yet might have diiculty understanding what someone wants. This person seems to be distracted, jumping from topic to topic. Tonight: Let it all hang out. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★★ Reach out to someone at a distance. Your conversation with this person will brighten your mood. Ask yourself what you really understand about others before making any judgments. Listen to where they are coming from. Tonight: Go with a loved one’s suggestion or choice. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★ Others generally see you as someone who is lamboyant, but right below the surface lies a pragmatic attitude. Let this trait emerge, and you will be able to move forward with a project or complete what you are doing quickly and eiciently. Tonight: Of to the gym!

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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★★★ How you see a personal situation could change after having a conversation with someone who has a way of opening your mind to even better ideas. Be grateful for this person. Tonight: Take action now!

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35 Wall St. debt deal 39 Villa d’___ 40 A Williams sister 43 Heavenly gatekeeper 45 Seized the opportunity 47 One of eight English kings 48 ___jong 51 Mall tenant

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★ Your concern over a inancial matter could force you to make a decision that you have been resisting. Consider your alternatives; one of which might be to ind someone who has some expertise in this matter. Tonight: Be aware of a loved one’s needs. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★★★ You might decide to take of for the rest of the day. In your need for change, you could stop at a travel agency or check out a new housing project. Tonight: Seriously consider a change of pace. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★ Understand what you expect from someone in a certain situation. Try to be more realistic, at least about this person, and you are less likely to feel upset. Tonight: Take some personal time.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★★★ Zero in on your priorities, and you will be delighted by what you get done. You might convince a dear friend to make an adjustment that will make both of you more content. Tonight: Where the fun is. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Dear Happily Ever After • It’s a fact that talented writers have active fantasy lives. Authors who

come to mind would be Mary Shelley, who created “Frankenstein,” Anne Rice and her vampires, E.L. James, who shared her S and M fantasies with the world — and countless male authors including John le Carre, Daniel Defoe and William Shakespeare. Ideally, your husband — the man of your dreams — should be able to tell you if something bothers him without sulking. And if he trusts you, he should be able to accept that what you are writing is fiction. Dear Abby • My son chose his cousin, “Tim,” as best man for his wedding. Tim gave a speech about how my son was like a little brother to him and mentioned some of the pranks he would play on my son. It was extremely funny, but the reality is that the pranks were quite cruel. My nephew got very drunk at the wedding, and while my son was dancing with his new bride, a final prank was pulled. Tim approached my son from behind and gave him a huge “wedgie,” which

tore my son’s expensive wedding pants apart. My son was very angry. His new bride appeared shocked, and it was a terrible ending to an otherwise beautiful wedding. My sister promised me that Tim would “make it right.” It’s now four weeks later, and I have learned that my son immediately apologized to his cousin for his reaction (which was understandable). Tim did not apologize. My sister and her son are frugal, and she now says that her son needs to save his money. Any suggestions other than Judge Judy? — WEDDING WEDGIE Dear W.W.: Only this: In the interest of family harmony, step back and stay out of it. Your nephew appears to have poor judgment, but how your son and his bride choose to handle what happened is their problem, not yours. 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.

Diferences: 1. Arm is moved. 2. Dropcloth is longer. 3. Paint can handle is missing. 4. Collar is diferent. 5. Window is wider. 6. Mouth is diferent.

Dear Abby • I’m happily married to the man of my dreams. We met after I had gone through a particularly diicult breakup, and I often credit him with “saving” me. We’ve been together 15 years and have two beautiful children. While we both have professional careers, I also write romance novels as a hobby and side business. With every book authors write, a tiny part of their lives sneaks into their characters, storyline, etc. When my husband reads my novels — as he does often — he becomes sullen, withdrawn and angry. He can’t seem to understand that 99 percent of what I’ve written is fiction. He’s convinced that everything I write is somehow linked to an old boyfriend or actual events. This is causing hurt feelings and resentment from both of us. Should I give up writing, or should he learn to deal with it? — HAPPILY EVER AFTER

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Dear Miss Manners • I received a postcard announcing the upcoming birth of a baby, four months into the future. The card was similar to a “save the date” for a wedding. Having never received one of these cards, I’m unsure how I’m to respond or if I need to. Am I to send more than congratulations? Am I to send a gift? Is this the newest trend in “save the date” cards? Gentle Reader • Let us hope not. What exactly would you be saving the date to do? Congratulate the parents, and then listen to them burst into tears because the time was up and nothing had yet happened? It strikes Miss Manners that these prospective parents are amazingly ignorant of the ways of babies. They are in for a shock when they discover that babies have their own agendas.

And even if they have scheduled an inducement, it would hardly be the day they would want to field calls and texts. Despite the ridiculous card, the tactful thing for you to do would be nothing whatever until you receive a birth announcement. Dear Miss Manners • My brother just canceled his wedding less than three weeks prior to the event. As we begin to discuss dealing with the aftermath, I wonder what the proper way of notifying guests would be. Does this type of thing necessitate a phone call or would emails suice? How much information does one divulge? If, as I suspect, this type of thing requires a phone call, can a family member help make said calls? How does one best respond to the inevitable question of “Why?”

Gentle Reader • There is a formal, third-person form for such an announcement (“Mr. and Mrs. Parents/announce that the marriage of their daughter/Olivia Zoe/to Mr. Humphrey Joshua Whittleby/will not take place’’), but three weeks is a short time for people to cancel their travel plans and stop fussing about what to wear. So yes, in this case the family should use instant devices to get in immediate touch with those invited to the wedding. Whether that would be by telephone or by email should depend on how you can be sure of reaching them. The explanation for all should be the same: that the couple canceled the wedding by mutual consent. Send questions to Miss Manners, aka Judith Martin, on her website, missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Universal Uclick, 1130 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Mo. 64106.

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Balancing Celebrex’s risks vs. beneits Dear Dr. Roach • I am a 63-year-old overweight woman with low cholesterol, normal-range blood pressure and a healthy heart. I don’t smoke or drink alcohol, and other than my excess weight, I am a healthy person and see my doctor regularly for checkups. My health issue is painful degenerative osteoarthritis in my knees, hips, spine and hands. I’ve avoided taking any painkillers, and have been able to deal with the joint pain for several years. But lately the pain and stifness have gotten worse. I am not a good candidate for joint-replacement surgery at this time due to being overweight. This I am trying to remedy with diet and light exercise on a stationary bicycle. I know that I need to keep my joints moving, but walking is very diicult, and I need a cane to ambulate, even across a room. My doctor has recently prescribed Celebrex 200 mg for my arthritis, but I am worried about what I have read regarding the risks of taking NSAIDs like Celebrex, Aleve or Motrin, due to possible heart damage or stroke. I have no stomach problems or ulcers, and Celebrex does not irritate my stomach in any way. I don’t take any other medications because I am otherwise very healthy. How dangerous is Celebrex, if I have to take it daily for years? It does relieve my joint pain a little bit, but not enough to risk having a heart attack or stroke. And on especially painful days I would like to increase my dosage of Celebrex, but my doctor doesn’t advise taking more than 200 mg daily, which leads me to fear that Celebrex may be dangerous. Can you recommend any other less-risky medication for treatment of arthritis and joint pain? — Anon.

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Answer • Celebrex probably does increase risk of heart disease, just like the other anti-inflammatory medicines you mention. The absolute increase in risk depends on how high your risk is to begin with. For the general population, it’s estimated that 3 people per 1,000 people taking Celebrex for a year will have a heart attack or stroke, and one of those will be fatal. However, you have a low risk, roughly 2 percent of having a heart attack in 10 years, and celecoxib would be expected to raise your risk about 37 percent above that, so about 2.7 percent in 10 years. In other words, there is less than a one in a thousand chance that celecoxib will cause a heart attack in someone like you. Among other effective therapies for arthritis, exercise improves symptoms while reducing heart disease risk. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is considered quite safe, and if taken at reasonable doses is very unlikely to cause problems.

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