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STATE DENIES LICENSE Abortion clinic’s fate is up to judge BY JOEL CURRIER

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — Planned Parenthood will continue providing abortions at least until a St. Louis judge issues a ruling in the clinic’s legal battle with the state Department of Health and Senior Services, which on Friday declined to renew the facility’s license. Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer said in a brief court hearing Friday that despite the state’s decision, the abortion clinic’s license remains valid because of his June 10 preliminary injunction preserving

the license. “Planned Parenthood’s doors remain open,” M’Evie Mead, director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Missouri, said after the hearing. “The judge left his injunction in place, which means that Missourians can continue to access the full range of reproductive health care in Missouri for now.” The fate of the license now rests with Stelzer, who said he would issue a ruling soon. If the state’s denial stands, Missouri would become the first U.S. state without an abortion clinic

since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 established a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy. The denial means Planned Parenthood can appeal to a state licensing commission. The state license only affects abortion services. The clinic also provides routine medical care to men and women, cancer screenings, sexually transmitted disease tests, permanent birth control procedures and counseling. Dr. Randall Williams, director of Please see LICENSE, Page A4

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M’Evie Mead, director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Missouri, is flanked by supporters Anne Watts, left, and Deby Halperin after speaking to the press Friday outside the Civil Courts building.

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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina embrace as Pujols walks up for his first at-bat during the first inning of a game on Friday at Busch Stadium. This is the first game Pujols has played in St. Louis since he left the team for Los Angeles.

Judge rules state can’t conceal pot applicants BY JACK SUNTRUP

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY — A Cole County judge on Friday sided with the Post-Dispatch in a lawsuit challenging the state’s ability to keep secret the identities of those seeking to sell medical marijuana in Missouri. Circuit Judge Daniel R. Green overruled the state’s motion to dismiss the Post-Dispatch’s lawsuit. He granted the newspaper’s motion for summary judgment to force the state to release the records. “I think that tie goes to the runner in a Sunshine Law case,” Green said on Friday. The state does not have to Please see POT, Page A4

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Historic prison tours are on hold Tornado damaged penitentiary BY KURT ERICKSON

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY — For 168 years, thick stone walls kept most of the inhabitants of the old Missouri State Penitentiary from making an unscheduled departure. But the razor wire-topped walls were no match for the EF-3 tornado that struck the capital city last month, not to mention the roofs and windows of the historic prison. Although damage assessments from the twister are still underway across the city, officials are estimating the havoc at the prison will cause an economic loss of about $1.2 million in tourism-related spending because of cancellation of tours at the complex. “It took a big hit,” said Diane Gillespie, executive director of the Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau, which op-

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President Donald Trump on Friday described a nail-biting decision to call off an imminent attack on Iran in order to avoid disproportionate casualties, but the account is already facing scrutiny from aides around him and military analysts questioning the sequence of events he laid out in tweets and statements. Early in the day, the president said he called off the counterattack at the last minute because it would kill 150 people in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned surveillance drone. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” he tweeted.

ICE raids targeting migrants to begin BY NICK MIROFF

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even bigger draw for tourists. The facility, which was closed in 2004, was the oldest prison west of the Mississippi River. Situated eight blocks from the Capitol, it was once Jefferson City’s largest

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to conduct a mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders, an operation that is likely to begin with predawn raids in major U.S. cities on Sunday, according to three U.S. officials with knowledge of the plans. The “family op,” as it is referred to at ICE and the Department of Homeland Security, is slated to target up to 2,000 families facing deportation orders in as many as 10 cities, including Houston, Chicago, Miami, Los

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The old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City was damaged by a tornado on May 22. erates the tours. Last year, more than 33,600 people toured the facility, which once held as many as 5,200 inmates on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River. The damage last month occurred as Jefferson City was attempting to make the prison an

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PASSING NEWS — Word has reached this bureau that former KSDK general manager Bill Bolster — who kept the station on top of the local ratings charts during the 1980s — died last week in Florida. Mr. Bolster, 75, had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer about a year ago and died June 15, the WaterlooCedar Falls (Iowa) Courier reported. A small family funeral is planned for Saturday in Naples, Fla. Bolster One of Mr. Bolster’s three sons, William M. Bolster, still lives in west St. Louis County. A lawyer with Lewis Rice, the son is a graduate of Chaminade High and St. Louis University law school. A Waterloo, Iowa, native, the elder Bolster came to St. Louis in 1983 and was general manager of KSDK and then president of its parent company, Multimedia Inc., until 1991. Mr. Bolster left STL to become president of WNBC, the network’s flagship station in New York. In 1996, he was named president of CNBC and then in 2001, he became chairman of CNBC International until he retired in 2003. In a 1993 news article, Post-Dispatch feature writer John M. McGuire said: “’Dominating’ and ‘aggressive’ were adjectives that always seemed to go before the name William L. Bolster when he ran KSDK here. Ran it, and kept Channel 5 at the top of the St. Louis ratings heap.” Mr. Bolster was in charge of the station when the sports department was significantly revamped in 1985, when Jay Randolph and Ron Jacober had their on-air roles reduced and Kansas City sportscaster Mike Bush was brought to town. Also described as “aggressive” by former P-D television critic Eric Mink, Mr. Bolster did not shy away from confronting even sports stars. In March 1989, injured Cardinal pitcher Danny Cox pushed KSDK cameraman Frank Scalise to the ground after he arrived at Lambert Field from spring training. The dust-up was covered by local

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President Donald Trump with economist Arthur Laffer — and STL’s own Rex Sinquefield over Laffer’s right shoulder — on Wednesday, after Trump had awarded Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in Washington. media and was major water-cooler talk. Cox quickly apologized for the incident. Bolster, however, did not avoid a chance to take a shot at the athlete when the PD’s Dan Caesar interviewed him. “Where does Cox get off?” Bolster said. “Maybe this was the same guy who took his picture after he won the playoffs, when he was ecstatic. You have to be able to take the good and the bad.” OFFICE VISIT — What do you do when a friend gets the Medal of Freedom at the White House? You do like well-heeled STL financier Rex Sinquefield did on Wednesday when economist Arthur Laffer was honored by President Donald Trump: You put on a good suit and smile for the camera. Laffer and Sinquefield were two of four authors of “Wealth of States” books in 2014 and 2017. After making millions with his California investment firm, Sinquefield returned to his home state in 2005 and quickly became the most prolific political donor in Missouri history. Laffer is best known as the creator of the Laffer Curve, a economic model concerning taxation that first gained prominence during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. He was a member of Reagan’s economic

advisory board and also served as an economic adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign. SENIOR SAFETY — Can’t get more in the middle of a 50-state comparison than to be No. 25 — which falls in the not-good news category for Missourians when the ranking is about which states are most dangerous for seniors. According to a list from seniorliving. org, the Show-Me Sector finished 25th, based on number of deaths by homicide and suicide for people 65 years of age or older. The rankings indicate that Missouri had about 19.5 intentionally violent deaths out of every 100,000. That broke down to approximately 17.2 suicides (No. 21) and 2.3 homicides (No. 18). Here is how our bordering states fared, with the higher the finish, the worse the news: Arkansas (11); Kentucky (15); Oklahoma (17); Tennessee (19); Kansas (30); Iowa (41); Illinois (42); and Nebraska (43). The most dangerous state is Nevada; the safest is Massachusetts. The five best states were (Nos. 4650): Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

Candidates must prove they’ve paid taxes, fees BY MARK SCHLINKMANN

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — The Board of Aldermen on Friday voted to require candidates in city elections to show receipts proving that they owe no outstanding local taxes. Under the current city code, people running for office must sign an affidavit declaring they’re paid up. But election officials check the accuracy of those statements only if someone complains that a candidate is delinquent. “The validity of the process should never be in doubt,” said Collector of Revenue Gregory F.X. Daly, who pushed for the legislation. He said “chaos” in recent years regarding some candidates’ qualifications “has put a stain on the system.” The bill, sponsored by Alderman Joe Vaccaro, D-23rd Ward, was passed without opposition. The measure also would require the collector’s office to notify the city Election Board after the candidate filing deadline whether any have tax delinquencies. That’s aimed at catching those who become in arrears after they file for office. The legislation also adds water and refuse collection

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St. Louis alderman want city candidates to show they owe no outstanding taxes before voters reach the ballot box, like these in Madison County in 2012.” bills to the checklist for city candidates; they’ll also have to show proof that they’ve paid those. Now if a complaint about unpaid taxes is verified, as happened to Aldermanic President Lewis Reed when he ran for reelection earlier this year, a candidate gets seven days to pay up or be kicked off the ballot. Reed did so. The St. Louis requirements are in addition to a state law requiring candidates across Missouri to sign a statement they don’t owe any state income taxes or local taxes. City candidates must file both city and state declarations.

Enforcement of the state provision also is complaintdriven. But the Legislature in its session earlier this year failed to pass a bill that would have required election authorities to verify the accuracy of all state declarations. The bill passed by aldermen Friday doesn’t deal with whether candidates follow residency requirements. Candidates challenging an opponent’s adherence to those laws must file suit. A 2014 court ruling said state election officials didn’t have legal authority to unilaterally pass judgment on a candidate’s qualifications.

Since then, St. Louis and St. Louis County election officials have said they believe the ruling also prevents them from policing residency issues. Daly and Vaccaro said residency remains a problem and that they still hope a way can be found to address it. “This is one step at a time,” Daly said. Also Friday: • Aldermen passed new zoning rules for medical marijuana facilities. • Aldermen gave preliminary approval to a $1.1 billion city budget for the fiscal year beginning next month. • Alderman Cara Spencer, D-20th Ward, introduced a proposed city charter amendment requiring voter approval for any plan to lease St. Louis Lambert International Airport to private companies. The charter amendment itself would first have to be passed by voters. Spencer said she would continue pushing as well for her proposed city ordinance requiring a citywide vote on airport privatization. The city’s chief attorney has said that the measure wouldn’t be legally binding. Mark Schlinkmann • 314-340-8265 @markschlinkmann on Twitter mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com

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ABOVE: A couple watches the storm roll in on Friday on the steps outside the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park. LEFT: Lydia Lem, an optometrist from Honolulu, in St. Louis for a convention, tries to keep dry from a torrential downpour on Friday outside America’s Center in downtown St. Louis. LAURIE SKRIVAN PHOTOS, LSKRIVAN@POST-DISPATCH.COM

Clay files for impeachment against Trump Democrats nominate BY JOE HOLLEMAN

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

To start the effort to impeach Donald Trump, U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay announced Friday he has filed articles of impeachment against the president. “Impeachment is the only constitutionally available remedy that would directly address President Trump’s blatant and repeated attempts to obstruct justice, his repeated lies to Congress, and most importantly his lies to the American people,” Clay

said in a statement. Joining Clay as co-sponsors of House Resolution 13 are two other Democratic congressmen, Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas. H. Res. 13 cites Trump’s “repeated attempts to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation, as outlined in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.” It focuses on Trump’s termination of FBI Director James Comey, which, the resolution says, was designed to hinder or end the

investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign. Clay also announced Friday he has joined Green and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., as a co-sponsor of House Resolution 257, which calls on the House Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment inquiry. The move by the longtime St. Louis lawmaker is expected to add pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has sought to dampen calls for impeachment, fearing it would be

counterproductive to accomplishing Democratic legislative goals. Clay, a pro-labor liberal, has been a frequent critic of Trump, and last year, after Trump’s Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said impeachment of Trump remained an open possibility. “It raised it several notches to me that the country is at a crisis, and we as a Congress ought to address that, immediately,” Clay told the Post-Dispatch at the time.

Bosley pushes earlier curfews for city youths BY MARK SCHLINKMANN

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST.LOUIS — A city alderman wants to tighten the city’s curfew for children under age 17 so that they’d have to be home by 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and by 9:30 p.m. other nights. Under the current law on the books for decades, kids have to be inside by midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 11 p.m. the rest of the week. “That’s unacceptable,” Alderman Brandon Bosley, D-3rd Ward, said in an in-

terview after introducing his bill on Friday. “There’s no reason if you’re not an adult to be outside after hours when we’ve got all of these things going on in the city,” referring to violent crime. Bosley acknowledged that the current law isn’t enforced much. But he said he works closely with police in his north St. Louis ward and that the curfew tightening would be an additional tool in dealing with crime. If the bill passes, he said he’d work to make sure residents in his ward get a notice

regarding the changes. The bill also would end the curfew each day at 7 a.m.,an hour and a half later than the current standard. As in the current law, exemptions would be made for kids returning home from school, work, a city-sponsored activity or a religious activity. Exceptions also are provided for youths accompanied by a parent or someone over 21 years old authorized by a parent. Also Friday, Bosley said he’d soon send a letter to Gov. Mike Parson urging

him to send in the Missouri National Guard or Missouri Highway Patrol to St. Louis to help undermanned police deal with violent crime. “Things have to change or they will get worse,” Bosley said. Bosley in April first made the call for the National Guard after a man was shot after a confrontation in an alley that started when the shooter wouldn’t move his car. The victim died at a hospital. Mark Schlinkmann • 314-340-8265 @markschlinkmann on Twitter mschlinkmann@post-dispatch.com

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Democrats in the 1st St. Louis County Council district on Thursday nominated former state Sen. Rita Heard Days to run in a special election on Aug. 6 for the seat vacated last month by Hazel Erby. Days, 68, of Bel-Nor, will face GOP nominee Sarah Davoli, of University City. Libertarian Nick Kasoff, who captured about 4% of the vote in a run for county executive last year, also said he is running. The vacancy was created when Erby stepped down last month to join County Executive Sam Page’s administration. The 1st District nomination process was bumpy, with some committee members butting heads with county party chairwoman Mary Elizabeth Dorsey over who had the right to schedule and run the voting process. But Dorsey backed down, ceding control of the process to Democrats in the district. James Cotter, a University Township committeeman, said Days had 10 votes and former state Rep. Clem Smith had five. Cotter had been seeking the nomination but withdrew before the vote because he did not have enough support to win. The heavily Democratic 1st District, an area mostly

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Former state Sen. Rita Heard Days has been nominated for the St. Louis County Council. east of Interstate 170 that stretches from the median of University City north to Interstate 270, is not likely to be competitive in August. Erby ran unopposed in the past four general elections. Days was elected as a state representative in a special election in 1993 and served until 2000. She was elected as a state senator in 2002 and served two fouryear terms. She became Democratic elections director for St. Louis County in 2011 but was removed by unanimous vote of the Board of Elections in January 2015 after a series of problems in the November 2014 general election including a shortage of paper ballots, faulty electronic balloting equipment and delays in reporting election results. Jeremy Kohler • 314-340-8337 @jeremykohler on Twitter jkohler@post-dispatch.com

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THERE’S A NEW BLUE IN TOWN ABOVE: Little Blue, a rare blue lobster, sits in a temporary tank after being presented to the media in the St. Louis Union Station lobby on Friday. The lobster is blue because its blood contains hemocyanin — causing the blue coloration. It is about 1.5 pounds and 11 inches long, according to a St. Louis Aquarium news release. The aquarium is slated to open this winter. LEFT: Aaron Sprowl, curator of the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, and Erin Clark, director of aquarium animal projects, present Little Blue in the St. Louis Union Station lobby on Friday. The blue lobster was donated by the Boston-based Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar to the aquarium in celebration of the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup win. BRIAN MUNOZ PHOTOS, BMUNOZ@POST-DISPATCH.COM

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immediately produce the records because Green delayed the effective date of his order so the state could decide whether to appeal. Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, which regulates medical marijuana, said Friday afternoon he had yet to meet with his legal team to decide the state’s next steps. “It’s always our intent to comply with the law,” Williams said. “The judge ruled, and unless there’s some compelling reason from the attorney general’s office or our lawyers I would think we would provide that information as quickly as we can.” “In its oral ruling, the Court acknowledged that the case was a close one,” said Lisa Cox, spokeswoman for DHSS. “The Department cannot comment on how it will proceed until a final written order is entered and reviewed.” The Post-Dispatch sued the DHSS in January, accusing the state agency of violating the Sunshine Law by closing the applicant identifying information. The department said the text of the constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana precluded the state from releasing such information, but Joseph Martineau of Lewis Rice, an attorney for the Post-Dispatch, argued the state was relying on an “overly restrictive interpretation” of the amendment to close the records. The Missouri attorney general’s office moved to dismiss the case, while the Post-Dispatch filed a motion for summary judgment, seeking release of the records. The amendment voters approved in November says, in part, that the department “shall maintain the confidentiality of reports or other information obtained from an applicant or licensee containing any individualized data,

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employer and one of its largest manufacturers, using prisoners to make shoes, brooms and other items. Known as the “Big House,” the prison opened in 1836, more than a century before Alcatraz. It also held its share of infamous inmates, including bank robber

information, or records related to the licensee or its operation … .” “(T)he provision does not say that the Department ‘shall maintain the confidentiality of the applicant or licensee‘ as well as the reports or other information obtained from the applicant or licensee,” Martineau wrote in the Post-Dispatch’s lawsuit. Martineau wrote the state’s interpretation “is flawed, unsupported by the language of the provision, contrary to the provision’s intent, and disregards the important public policy that the process of applying for and awarding licenses to manufacture, distribute and dispense marijuana should be open and transparent.” State attorneys argued Green should apply a “traditional constitutional interpretation” to the constitutional clause that says the state should “maintain the confidentiality of … any information.” “The Post-Dispatch’s position is untenable and cannot be allowed to prevail over the will of Missouri voters and the plain language of the Constitutional provision they adopted overwhelmingly,” the state said. Missouri is required by law to approve at least 60 commercial growers, 86 facilities that manufacture marijuana-infused products and 192 dispensary licenses — 24 dispensaries for each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts. As of late May, the state had collected $3.67 million in nonrefundable application fees. The DHSS has said it will use a blind scoring process to assess the applications. Because of the competition associated with the burgeoning industry, lawsuits could follow if the state rejects licenses. There has already been one dispute, between two companies seeking a state contract to help manage the state’s medical marijuana program. The state has rejected a protest by BioTrackTHC and has granted Metrc LLC the potentially lucrative contract.

Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd and boxer Charles “Sonny” Liston, who lived briefly in St. Louis as a youngster. Among notable escapees was James Earl Ray. Overcrowding of cells led to a three-day riot in September 1954, involving 2,500 inmates. When it was over, four inmates were dead and many more injured. In 1967, Time magazine labeled the prison the “bloodiest 47 acres in Amer-

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the Department of Health and Senior Services, said at a news conference Friday in Gov. Mike Parson’s office that politics played no role in the state’s decision to deny the license and that the clinic had not corrected more than two dozen deficiencies state inspectors had identified earlier this year. A key point of contention has been the state’s requirement of pelvic exams prior to an abortion. The clinic said a recent state requirement had compelled physicians to perform two pelvic exams before an abortion — one 72 hours prior, and the second the same day of the abortion. The department, however, said pelvic exams must be completed 72 hours prior to an abortion because of the state’s informed consent law, which says doctors must identify risks to a patient three days before an abortion. On Friday, a Planned Parenthood spokeswoman said the St. Louis clinic a day earlier had stopped performing pelvic exams three days before an abortion, instead resuming its practice of doing exams on the same day of abortions. Williams said his agency had issued a regulation that would allow Planned Parenthood to conduct pelvic exams when it sees fit. “I am issuing an emergency rule today that Planned Parenthood can defer the pelvic exam until the day of the surgery if in their estimation — using their clinical judgment — that they think there’s a medical reason that they should do that,” Williams said. “We do not want patients having two pelvic exams.” Lisa Cox, spokeswoman for DHSS, said the state had not required two pelvic exams prior to an abortion. She said the disagreement over the timing of the exam is what led to physicians performing two pelvic exams. “We’ve never required two,” she

said. Missouri health officials had asked Stelzer to reconsider his order allowing Missouri’s only abortion clinic to remain open through Friday. Health officials also filed records of its two-month investigation into the clinic noting “at least 30 deficiencies” that the state says must be corrected before the clinic’s license can be renewed. Deficiencies the state cited last week included inadequately supervised pelvic exams, failed surgical and medication abortions, untimely reporting of those failed procedures and poor communication with a contracted laboratory. The state investigation found four instances of incomplete surgical abortions, which may have been hindered by patients’ obesity or uterine malformations. One of the patients also experienced a failed medication abortion, according to the state’s report. Incomplete abortions are a rare complication occurring in fewer than 1% of all procedures. Planned Parenthood officials accused Parson’s administration

ica” as a result of violence that included 550 serious assaults in 1963 and 1964. Before closing , the prison had seen more than 2,000 deaths, including 39 who died in the gas chamber that is still on the site. In 2017, the state turned over 32 acres to the city, with a plan to build roads, hotels and housing in the shadow of the old fortress. Under the deal, the prison structure itself remains in state hands.

Brittany Ruess, spokeswoman for the state Office of Administration, said it’s too early to determine when or if tours will resume. “We’re working on cost estimates right now. As far as what’s next, we’re still assessing what we’re going to do,” she said. Specifically, Ruess said there is roof and structural damage to four cell blocks, the dining hall and the gymnasium. A metal building on the site was crushed and will need

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Kim Olson, a board member of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, ties balloons to the fence of the facility on Friday. The facility is the last abortion clinic operating in the state of Missouri. A judge on Friday left in place a previous decision allowing the facility’s license to remain valid despite the state health board’s decision deny it. of politicizing health regulations to restrict access to legal abortions in Missouri. In a statement issued Friday, Parson said “Planned Parenthood is losing its license because it failed to meet basic standards of care.” Planned Parenthood sued the department last month claiming the state agency had illegally refused to renew the St. Louis abortion clinic’s yearly license until the state could complete an investigation. The state says Planned Parenthood has failed to comply with licensing regulations by not compelling five doctors who have worked at the clinic to be interviewed. In May, Parson signed one of the nation’s strictest abortion laws, banning the procedures after the eighth week of pregnancy. Most of the provisions in that law take effect Aug. 28. Jack Suntrup and Blythe Bernhard of the PostDispatch contributed to this report. Joel Currier • 314-340-8132 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

to be removed. Along with taking down part of the wall on the south side along Capitol Avenue, the wind pushed down a wall on the north side along the Missouri River side of the prison. Privately owned historic buildings that surround the prison were severely damaged, with some expected to be declared total losses. Gillespie said tours are on hold through at least the end of August.


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Boo-jols? No chance from fans eager to see Pujols BY GRIFFIN FLETCHER

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When Albert Pujols rejected an offer from the St. Louis Cardinals and left for the greener pastures of Los Angeles, fans across the region were divided. To put it mildly. Many were just plain mad at the three-time MVP who helped the Cardinals to two World Series titles. They ditched or even burned beloved Pujols jerseys. After all, he was supposed to stay a lifelong Cardinal and get a statue in front of Busch Stadium. Fast forward to the 2019 season: Pujols, a Los Angeles Angel since 2012, hasn’t played at Busch in eight seasons. Until Friday. Waiting in line for “First Pitch Tickets” outside the ballpark around 8:30 a.m., Daniel Kempen, 50, of St. Louis said Pujols’ decision

to leave was anything but spiteful. “If anybody would boo him, they would be ignorant,” Kempen said. “That was business.” Now a 39-year-old DH, Pujols is noticeably removed from his All-Star years, Kempen noted. He said Pujols’ move to LA was “best for everybody,” and he has nothing but love for the player. “It’s not like he just took the money and ran,” Kempen said. “I hope he cracks one right out of the park.” And will he be cheering as Pujols makes his longawaited return? “I’ll probably be crying. Absolutely,” Kempen said. A St. Louisan for 12 years, Ryan Davis, 37, waited in the same line of over 100 fans. He said Pujols is “one of the best Cardinals of all time,” and

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From left to right, Sam Filipek, 20, of St. Charles, David Grant, 54, and his son Nick, 17, of Arnold, and Chris VanDyke, of Mehlville, wait in line early Friday to get First Pitch Tickets for the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Angels game Friday evening. he’ll be among the people cheering. Some fans were excited enough for Pujols’ return to drive down from Chicago. “It’s worth the trip, for

sure,” Chicago native Brandon Ash, 36, said from his lawn chair near the front of the line. He said he remembers watching Pujols play briefly

in the minor leagues in 2000 and has been a huge fan ever since. Though he said Pujols’ decision to leave was “heartbreaking,” he added it only took a season or two for him to forgive and forget. “It’s good to have this reuniting tonight,” Ash said. “I’ve been waiting a long time.” His wife, Claire Ash, 29, of Chicago said she will be wearing her husband’s Pujols jersey for Friday’s game. “It’s, like, three sizes too big, but I’m wearing it,” Claire Ash said. Mike McGroarty, 54, of St. Louis came to wait in line at 6 a.m. on his birthday. “Whatever happened back in 2011, I think it’s pretty much water under the bridge,” McGroarty said.

Though he won’t be cheering for the Angels any time Friday, he said Pujols deserves a thank you from St. Louis. “It’s way too long of a wait,” McGroarty said. “It should’ve happened sooner.” Chrissy Ortman, 54, of St. Louis said when Pujols signed with the Angels, she was angry. “When he left, I thought he was greedy,” Ortman said. But the passing years “kind of healed the wounds.” Though she thinks Pujols might’ve been booed if he returned sooner, she said the work he’s done for the community through his Pujols Family Foundation and baseball is more than enough to get a pass. Cheering? You betcha. “He will get a standing O from me,” Ortman said.

FAITH PERSPECTIVES

In times of loss and change, just turn toward God ANITA ANTON Mary, Mother of the Church

Pete Seeger channeled the rhythm of life from the words in Ecclesiastes into the classic song “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything there is a Season):” To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, turn) And a time to every purpose, under heaven A time to be born, a time to die … A time to laugh, a time to weep … A time to build up, a time to break down A time to dance, a time to mourn … Recently, I purchased two matching wreaths for

our double front doors. Days later, our son Adam asked, “Did you know that a bird built a nest in one of the wreaths?” I rushed out the door and sure enough, there was a nest containing two eggs. This mother bird built her nest in the most precarious of places. She flew away each time we opened the front door, so we used the back door as much as possible. Joyously, two baby birds arrived. Two weeks later our daughter Ashleigh stopped by and I walked her out and pointed to the nest in the wreath. She leaned in and said, “Mom there’s nothing in there.” Adam had followed us out and when he looked over, he shouted, “Get away! There’s a snake!” The three of us scattered down the steps and looked back. Sure enough, ly-

ing across the top of the wreath, was a very long, black snake. Adam surmised the snake must have crawled up and eaten the babies. Ashleigh took off and Adam and I went around the house to the back door. For the next few days, I wondered how a simple nest in a decorative wreath became a meal for a snake. We had watched the nest. We had watched the eggs. We had watched the fledglings. Now we are left with an empty nest. Turn, turn, turn. Laddie III, is our Katrina rescue dog from New Orleans. We had been looking to replace our last collie when my husband, Steven, retired. I knew Steven needed company and companionship as he made this transition. It was a

gift from God that we were able to make the connection. While the rest of us were at work or school, they bonded. Laddie’s seizures started when he turned 4, but medicine controlled them. Now, at age 15, Laddie’s back legs are shaky as he struggles to get up from the tile floor. Late Wednesday night before Steven returned from a trip, Laddie started shaking, and I panicked. Did I forget his second pill? I gave him another one. A half hour later, I added a third. Why didn’t the shaking stop? Finally, one and a half hours later, Laddie went to sleep. The next few days I was diligent in giving Laddie his morning and evening pills. So far, so good. Sunday morning, 6:30 a.m., Laddie and Lassie nudged

me awake. Time for breakfast and pills. Laddie takes 3 pills each morning after breakfast. I headed back to bed. Laddie pushed his head on my arm at 8:30 a.m. I rolled out of bed and headed for the kitchen. I looked back and noticed Laddie hadn’t followed. His head was shaking. No, this couldn’t be happening again. I had given him his pill two hours ago. I held him and prayed. I gave him another pill (Yes, I know it was way too soon.) He would shake, pant, rest, repeat. Between my tears, I kept selfishly thinking, Don’t you dare die before Steven gets home! Everything seemed to be happening out of my control. Finally, finally, Laddie went to sleep. The rest of that day, we took turns sitting on the floor next to Laddie, watching over

him. We still had two days before Steven came home. When Steven walked through the door Tuesday afternoon, it was as if time stood still as he knelt down to hug Laddie. We take turns daily helping Laddie when he struggles to rise. Once he’s moving though, it’s as if Laddie is ready to take on the world. Steven watches and looks at me. “We’ll know when its’ time.” (But not yet.) I remember the words my sister Andrea shared with me several years ago as I was struggling through a major crisis. I fought her suggestion until finally, I gave up, gave in and surrendered. I was surprised at how much peace I received. It is time again. Let go, and Let God. Turn, turn, turn.

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Man gets life terms in UMSL attacks BY JOEL CURRIER

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

CLAYTON — A former University of Missouri-St. Louis graduate student found guilty in May of sexually abusing two students in their campus apartments in 2017 and 2018 was sentenced Friday to more than two life Bagley prison terms. Circuit Judge Mary Elizabeth Ott sentenced Devonta Bagley, 24, for counts of sodomy, burglary and armed criminal action. A jury found him guilty on May 2. State law calculates each life term at 30 years. Bagley is eligible for parole. On May 2, a St. Louis County jury found Bagley guilty of charges he sneaked into the University

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But administration officials said Trump was told earlier Thursday how many casualties could occur if a strike on Iran was carried out, and that he had given the green light to prepare for the operation Thursday morning. The confusion reinforced concerns about the Trump administration’s credibility at a time when key U.S. allies are already questioning its narrative about Iran’s culpability for a recent spate of attacks on oil tankers. The decision has divided his top advisers with senior Pentagon officials opposing the decision to strike and national security adviser John Bolton strongly supporting it. Iran said Friday that the United States had “no justification” for a retaliatory strike and vowed to respond “firmly” to any U.S. military action. Trump’s morning tweets appeared to gloss over the fact that he was the one, as commander in chief, who had ordered the retaliation against Iran in the first place. Trump administration officials, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive national security decisions, said the president approved the strikes after Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps earlier in the day shot down the Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk, a move Trump described as a “very big mistake.” But he later changed his mind, the officials said. The commander of the Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace di-

Meadows apartments of two male students as they slept and sexually assaulted them in 2017 and 2018. Bagley and the victims did not know each other. Joslyn Anthony Sandifer, an attorney for Bagley, has said Bagley maintains his innocence. She could not be reached Friday. At trial, both alleged victims identified Bagley as their attacker and offered explicit details: One of them testified that he awoke early on March 11, 2018, when Bagley lifted his bedsheets and then told him to remove his clothes. He said Bagley then placed a pistol on the victim’s bare chest and ordered him to masturbate. Then, he said, Bagley demanded he flip onto his chest, and Bagley raped him. The other student was attacked Sept. 30, 2017, testified at trial

that he was a very deep sleeper, didn’t know Bagley attacked him, and had never seen Bagley before, except in jail photos the police showed him. Two other USML students also reported finding Bagley hiding in the bathroom of their University Meadows apartment about 4 a.m. that same day. Bagley fled after he was discovered. A 2017 graduate of Kansas State University, Bagley has a pending case in Kansas for allegedly sexually abusing a student at a campus fraternity house in the fall of 2017. Officials have said Bagley was an UMSL graduate student before he was expelled in the fall of 2017.

vision said Friday that Iran had sent “warnings” to the drone before shooting it down. In an interview with Iran’s state-controlled broadcaster, Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said a final warning was sent at 3:55 a.m. local time Thursday. “When it did not redirect its route and continued flying toward and into our territory, we had to shoot it at 4:05 a.m.,” he said. “Our national security is a red line.” He said Iran refrained from also shooting down a U.S. P-8 patrol aircraft, with 35 people on board, that he asserted had accompanied the drone into Iranian airspace. His claim could not immediately be verified. A senior U.S. defense official said Friday morning that the Pentagon had Navy assets poised to strike in Iran if directed, including ships accompanying the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. Those attacks could have included airstrikes with jets, or — more likely — Tomahawk cruise missiles, the official said. Trump’s initial tweets suggested that he had canceled his own order: “10 minutes before the strike I stopped it,” he said. But in an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd for “Meet the Press,” the president said he hadn’t given final approval to any strikes and that no planes were in the air. “Nothing was greenlighted until the very end because things change,” Trump said in the interview. In his Twitter posts Friday morning, Trump wrote that “sanctions are biting & more added last night.” However, the Treasury Department did not add any new sanctions against Iran on

Thursday night. There was also confusion about how the United States and Iran were communicating during the crisis at a time when the two adversaries have very few diplomatic contacts. The Reuters news agency reported Friday that Iranian officials said they received a message from Trump through Oman overnight warning that a U.S. attack was imminent. When asked about the report, a senior U.S. administration official said the United States never sent a message to Iran via the Omanis. The country at the eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula has long been an interlocutor between the West and Iran, but not on this occasion, the official said. “It is a complete lie and propaganda from Iran,” the official said. Earlier Friday, the head of Iranian media services also told NBC News that the Reuters report was inaccurate. He said such a message from the United States was never sent and the content of the messages is also false. The Federal Aviation Administration late Thursday barred U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, due to an increase in military activities and political tensions that it said might “place commercial flights at risk.” Several U.S. and international carriers said that they had either canceled flights over Iranian airspace or were taking steps to avoid the Strait of Hormuz. The day’s events have left lawmakers in both parties confused about whether the United States remains on the precipice of a military conflict or if an imminent crisis had been averted.

Joel Currier • 314-340-8132 @joelcurrier on Twitter jcurrier@post-dispatch.com

LAW ST. LOUIS — Crews search river for woman: Water rescue crews were scanning the Mississippi River near Laclede’s Landing on Friday afternoon after callers reported that a woman had walked into the river. By Friday evening, the search had been suspended “pending additional information,” fire department Capt. Garon Mosby said. The St. Louis Fire Department reported about 4:15 p.m. that the Marine Rescue Task Force had been called to the river near the intersection of North First Street and Lucas Avenue. Several witnesses saw the woman walk into the river, the department said. HAZELWOOD — Girl, grandmother rescued from burning home: A Hazelwood police officer rescued a 3-year-old girl from a house that was ablaze Friday morning and then, with the help of a neighbor, rescued the child’s grandmother, police said. The officer’s quick actions were captured on his body camera. The officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Becker Drive about 11:30 a.m. for a house fire. The main part of the home was “fully engulfed in flames,” police said, and the officer could hear pleas for help coming from a basement window. The officer kicked in the basement window and pulled out a 3-year-old girl and then, with assistance from a neighbor, pulled her grandmother through the window as well. Firefighters with the Florissant Valley, Hazelwood, Ferguson and Berkeley departments responded and extinguished the fire. Medical care was provided to the child and woman on the scene. ST. LOUIS — Man found shot to death: Homicide detectives were called to the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood after police say a man was shot just before 2 p.m. Friday. Police found the wounded man in the 5300 block of Patton Avenue. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact

CrimeStoppers online or at Police Chief John Buchannan of 1-866-371-8477. Tipsters can the North County Police Cooperremain anonymous and may be ative said the shooting was about eligible for a reward. 12:30 a.m. Friday near Cedarwood Avenue and Sexton Place. The area CLAYTON — Trial in Catholic Sup- is about a block from Jennings ply killing to be next year: The Station Road. trial of a man accused of murder Buchannan said police were at a Catholic Supply store won’t called to the area after someone be held for at least 15 months, his heard gunfire. Officers found two lawyer said Friday. men on the ground. Both men apThe trial of Thomas Bruce, 53, peared to be in their 30s, the chief on charges of first-degree murder said. and multiple counts of sodomy, One of the shooting victims armed criminal action, kidnap- was dead. The other was taken ping, burglary and tampering to a hospital. Buchannan did not with evidence was set for Oct. 13, have details on the survivor’s in2020, at a scheduling conference juries or condition. Friday in St. Louis County Circuit Police have made no arrests in Court. The case is assigned to Cir- the case. The name of the man cuit Judge Joseph Dueker. who died has not been released. Prosecutors say that on Nov. 19, Bruce, of rural Jefferson County, ST. LOUIS — Three youths held in made two women in the store armed robberies: Boys as young as perform sex acts and killed Jamie 12 were on a crime spree Thursday Schmidt, 53, a customer from in St. Louis, armed with a semiauHouse Springs, when she refused. tomatic pistol and three BB guns. Bruce also has been charged Police say their crimes included with burglary, kidnapping, as- robbing a woman of her purse and sault, sexual abuse and harass- robbing a man of his car at gunment in an attack on a 77-year-old point — both in broad daylight on Jefferson County woman in her city streets. A 14-year-old boy pointed two home near Hillsboro two months before the Catholic Supply mur- guns at the woman just before der. 11 a.m. Thursday as she walked Bruce, who is being held with- near Laurel Street and Washingout bond, has pleaded not guilty ton Boulevard. The woman, 42, in both cases. told police she saw three boys get out of a silver car and she gave ST. LOUIS — Crash victim identi- them her purse at gunpoint. fied: Police identified Friday the Minutes later, police say, the man killed this week in a one-ve- boys, ages 12, 14 and 16, robbed hicle crash in North St. Louis near a 47-year-old man of his 2011 Mazda CX7 at gunpoint about a the riverfront. Daniel Murphy, 24, of St. Louis, mile to the north in the 1200 block was fatally injured about 3 p.m. of Hodiamont Avenue. The boys Wednesday near Carrie Avenue hopped into the Mazda and drove and Hall Street. away, and the third boy followed Murphy was driving a Pontiac them driving another car. Police saw the cars and tried to Grand Prix south on Hall Street when he lost control and crossed stop the boys, but they sped away. into the northbound lanes of traf- Later, police saw all three of the fic, police say. The car hit a utility boys in the Mazda. They chased pole. them again, and this time the boys Murphy, of the 600 block of crashed into a light pole at Delmar Fremont Street in St. Louis, was and Goodfellow boulevards. The pronounced dead at a hospital, St. boys ran away after the crash but Louis police said. were arrested later and turned over to juvenile authorities. After the boys were arrested, PINE LAWN — Homicide under investigation: The North County police say they found a semiauPolice Cooperative is investigat- tomatic gun and three BB guns. Neither robbery victim was ining a homicide Friday after a doujured. ble shooting in Pine Lawn.

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Angeles and other major immigration destinations, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the law enforcement operation. Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan has been urging ICE to conduct a narrower, moretargeted operation that would seek to detain a group of about 150 families that were provided with attorneys but dropped out of the legal process and absconded. McAleenan has warned that an indiscriminate operation to arrest migrants in their homes and at work sites risks separating children from their parents in cases where the children are at day care, summer camp or friend’s houses and not present for the raids. He also has maintained that ICE should not devote major resources to carrying out a mass interior sweep while telling lawmakers it needs emergency funding to address the crisis at the U.S. border. Trump has been determined to go forward with the family operation after tweeting Monday that the immigration raids were coming “next week” as a first step toward his pledge for

“millions” of deportations. The White House has been in direct communication with acting ICE director Mark Morgan and other ICE officials, circumventing McAleenan, three officials said. DHS and White House officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. ICE has been preparing agents and equipment for the operation, which is expected to unfold across several days starting Sunday morning, the officials said. Discussions about the scope of the operation continued Friday at ICE, DHS and the White House, two officials said. The agency is planning to use hotel rooms as temporary staging areas to detain parents and children until all the members of a family are together and ready for deportation. Officials also acknowledge that they might arrest individuals they cannot immediately deport — known as “collateral arrests” — and likely will release those people with ankle monitoring devices. New York Attorney General Letitia James assailed Trump’s plan for mass deportation raids, saying that the president’s “use of migrant families and asylum seekers as political punching bags is a despicable act of racism and xenophobia that is antithetical to our basic human values.”

DIGEST GRANTWOOD VILLAGE — E. coli illnesses investigated: Five people have become ill with E. coli after visiting Grant’s Farm since late May, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said Friday. The DHSS, along with the state and federal departments of agriculture and St. Louis area health agencies, is investigating what specifically led to the Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC. Shiga toxin is harmful to humans. Symptoms can begin one to 10 days after exposure and can include severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, vomiting and sometimes a low fever. Most people get better in about a week, according to the DHSS, but some infections can be severe or even life-threatening. Grant’s Farm is participating in the investigation and is allowing investigators to take samples from the animals. Grant’s Farm already takes part in routine visits from state inspectors that provide oversight for the health of all the animals in the park, according to a DHSS statement. While the investigation is taking place, the health department’s preliminary recommendation to Grant’s Farm is to remind patrons of the importance of washing their hands after having direct contact with animals. “At Grant’s Farm, the safety of our patrons, our employees, and our animal population is our highest priority,” a Grant’s Farm official said in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution, we will also be taking further safety measures, including the addition of several more hand-washing/ antibacterial stations, and increased signage to remind our visitors of the importance of proper hygiene after coming into contact with the animals.” Five to 10% of those infected with STEC can develop a serious kidney condition called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which requires hospitalization and can be fatal. Antibiotic treatment of STEC might increase a person’s risk for developing the syndrome and is not recommended, according to the DHSS. KIRKWOOD — Tent sales of Blues gear turned down: Mayor Tim Griffin and the City Council voted down applications Thursday that would have allowed Superiorland Concessions to sell Blues team merchandise in tents at two sites in the city. The business wanted to sell Blues merchandise from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from June 21 through July 12 at both 10901 Manchester Road and 401 North Kirkwood Road. “I have concerns they would be in competition with brick and mortar operations in our city that have made significant investments here,” Councilman Wallace Ward said. Councilwoman Ellen Edman read a letter from Donna Poe, executive director of the Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District, that stated her group’s concerns over the plan, especially regarding the North Kirkwood Road location, which is within the district. “We have several merchants in downtown Kirkwood that have already made an investment in their Blues merchandise to take advantage of the community spirit surrounding the Blues’ quest for the Stanley Cup,” Poe wrote. “If these local business people thought that someone who is not invested in the community (and from out of state) was going to

sell Blues merchandise from a temporary location in the Special Business District, these merchants might not have decided to purchase the Blues merchandise. Additionally, I wonder about the appearance of this merchandise being sold from a tent on a corner.” Poe said district businesses that already have Blues merchandise in their inventory include Christopher’s, Fun in the Sun, Hey Lottie, Naturally Inspired Gifts, O.K. Hatchery and Paperdolls. “The St. Louis Blues are well represented in downtown Kirkwood,” Poe wrote. Griffin also said he worried about the plan. “I don’t want to get in the habit of something good happening and people taking away potential business from our merchants,” he said. Councilwoman Nancy Luetzow also wondered about how sales tax would be collected from such operations. “There could be issues if the council grants the requests — this could set a precedent for itinerant merchants setting up,” City Attorney John Hessel said. “First, we’d have the Blues merchandise being sold, then velvet Elvis portraits,” he joked. FLORISSANT — City names new waste hauler: After announcing earlier this week that it would sever ties with its current waste hauler, the city of Florissant has now identified its successor for trash service. Florissant officials said Friday that Gateway Disposal would assume the same contract in place with Meridian Waste Inc. — “with no changes,” according to Cheryl Entwhistle, an administrative assistant for the city. She said Gateway would officially begin in its new role July 1, ensuring that there is no break in municipal garbage service. The city said Monday that it would cut ties with Meridian, citing “woefully inadequate trash service” and numerous complaints by residents. Florissant joins Crestwood and Wildwood as local governments to recently end contracts with Meridian. Gateway Disposal was organized as a limited liability company in Missouri in November 2018. Its registered agent is John M. Hessel, a lawyer who serves as city attorney for several local municipalities, including Florissant. JOPLIN, MO. — Billion-dollar wind project to start: Construction is scheduled to begin this fall on a wind project in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas. Liberty Utilities-Empire District announced Thursday the Missouri Public Service Commission has approved the project, which the utility says is an investment of more than $1 billion. The Joplin Globe reports the utility will place about 140 turbines in parts of Jasper, Barton, Lawrence and Dade counties in Missouri. An additional 139 turbines will be erected in Neosho County, Kansas. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Empire’s original proposal called for a $1.5 billion project to generate 800 megawatts of wind energy and closing its coal-fired plant in Asbury more than 15 years early. During negotiations, the utility agreed to delay closing the coal-fired plant and to reduce the targeted production to 600 megawatts.


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Mississippi River reopens to barges

BUSINESS DIGEST Supplement manufacturer building Fenton facility: 1st Phorm, a manufacturer and distributor of supplements, is building a $20 million facility at the Fenton Logistics Park on the site of the former Chrysler assembly plant. The company broke ground on the 182,400-square-foot project Friday morning.1st Phorm plans to relocate from Green Park Industrial Court in south St. Louis County early next year. Founded in 2008, 1st Phorm is led by CEO Andy Frisella, president Sal Frisella and chief operating officer Chris Klein. More than 400 sales representatives, warehouse employees and other staff will work at the Fenton facility, and the new building will allow the company to add employees, the company said. Fenton Logistics Park has 648,411 square feet of completed space, which is 88 percent occupied by more than half a dozen tenants and 1,000 employees. The 1st Phorm building puts developer U.S. Capital Development on track to have 50% of Fenton Logistics Park completed by early 2020, totaling $111 million in investment. U.S. existing home sales rise, boosted by lower rates: U.S. home sales rose in May, boosted by lower interest rates for mortgages, giving a positive signal for the health of the U.S. economy. The National Association of Realtors said on Friday that existing home sales increased 2.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.34 million units last month. April’s sales pace was revised slightly higher to 5.21 million. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast existing home sales rising to a rate of 5.25 million units in May. Existing home sales, which make up about 90 percent of U.S. home sales, dropped 1.1% from a year ago. That was the 15th straight year-on-year decrease in home sales. Demand this year is being fueled by lower mortgage rates, which have dropped since the Fed suspended its three-year monetary policy tightening campaign. The Fed said this week that nearly half of its policymakers expect rate cuts

this year due to concerns about the economic outlook. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate has dropped to an average of 3.84% from a more than a seven-year peak of about 4.94% in November, according to data from mortgage finance agency Freddie Mac. The NAR said last year’s revamp of the U.S. tax code, which reduced the amount of mortgage-interest payments homeowners could deduct, was hurting sales of homes priced $1 million and above.

BY KARL PLUME

Reuters

CHICAGO — The upper Mississippi River reopened to barge traffic on Friday as vessels were cleared to ship through St. Louis harbor, the U.S. Coast Guard said, and the situation quickly became a logistics nightmare as dozens of towboats and hundreds of delayed barges tried to maneuver upriver. After what many grain shippers have called the worst river flooding ever in terms of timing, breadth and duration, the vessels may finally be able to reach elevators in the heart of the U.S. farm belt to haul away export-bound corn and soybeans. But the economic pain of this year’s floods on farmers, barge operators and grain traders like Archer Daniels Midland Co., Bunge Ltd. and Cargill Inc. will likely continue. The Mississippi River, which transports 60 percent of all export-bound U.S. corn and soybeans to terminals near the Gulf Coast,has not been fully navigable since November due to winter closures in the north and widespread flooding this spring. Shippers have moved some grain to port by rail, shipped it to domestic users by truck or simply left crops in storage and dropped prices offered to farmers. Shipping delays were the latest hit to a reeling U.S. agricultural sector, already clobbered by slumping farm incomes, delayed spring planting and reduced exports due to the U.S.-China trade war. Petty Officer Brandon Giles said the Coast Guard lifted its ban on northbound shipping through St. Louis harbor on Friday morning, allowing vessels to transit the busy port for the first time since a brief shipping window opened for a week and then closed a month ago. Giles had no estimate as to when southbound traffic will resume. Barge shippers said southbound vessels may be cleared as soon as Saturday. An armada of at least 50 towboats, each pushing multiple barges, was already converging

UN agency passes accord to reduce workplace harassment: The U.N.’s labor agency has adopted its first convention specifically aimed at reducing violence and harassment in the workplace, with its chief crediting a recent boost from the #MeToo movement. Delegates exchanged hugs, applauded and whooped in a U.N. conference hall after the International Labor Organization overwhelmingly passed the resolution, which has been some four years in the making. The ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment was adopted 439-7 with 30 abstentions, a landmark achievement of the ILO’s centennial assembly that ended Friday. The agency unites businesses, labor groups and 187 member states. ILO director-General Guy Ryder hailed a “most important moment” and said #MeToo had accentuated the “momentum and significance” of the push to adopt the convention. “The new standards recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment,” he said. Ryder said the convention would “make a difference in working life,” and he noted that women are far more affected by harassment and violence in the workplace than men. Delegates turned back efforts to include language in defense of LGBT people in the accord, with Ryder calling it a “contentious” issue. The Convention will go to states that will decide whether to ratify it. From staff and wire reports.

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Barge traffic on the Mississippi River just south of downtown St. Louis as seen on June 5. on St. Louis harbor, a barge broker said. The vessels may experience lengthy delays at upriver locks that have also only recently reopened from flood closures. Shipping restrictions due to strong currents and river-bottom obstructions from flooding were likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future. More rain is expected over the next week, potentially slowing the river’s anticipated drop or triggering fresh restrictions on navigation. “It won’t be like in a car race, going from a yellow flag to a green flag. It’s going to take a while to get back up to the throughput that river is normally able to provide,” said Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition. “The worry is that this could be a very brief relaxation of restrictions, just a temporary reprieve,” he said.

in their grain trading,handling and shipping businesses when they report in July and August, analysts said. ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus Co., known as the ABCD quartet of grain giants, all operate large export terminals along the Mississippi River near the Gulf Coast. ADM and Cargill also both own barge companies. A backlog of grain business that has been on hold for much of the spring could have shippers and exporters playing catch-up through the summer. “It will take me probably until the end of August to get caught up with all the freight I owe for April, May and June when we were shut down,” one barge broker said. Theflood’scosttothegrainhandlers likely totals hundreds of millions of dollars, traders and shippers estimated, due to lost grain sales, missed shipping and export opportunities and increased costs for moving needed grain supplies via other means, such as rail. Weekly grain barge unloads at Gulf Coast elevators fell to just 349 barges last week, the least in any week in six years,according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Although rail shipments to the Mississippi Gulf have more than doubled, grain volumes have been minimal. It takes 15 rail cars to move what a single barge can.

Backlog of business River closures delayed fertilizer deliveries earlier this spring as farmers prepared to plant crops. Now, as farmers are cleaning out storage bins to make room for the next harvest, the river woes have slowed the flow of grain to market. Large agribusinesses that rely on efficient export shipments are likely to report a drag on earnings

TRACK YOUR STOCKS AND GET THE LATEST NEWS • STLTODAY.COM /BUSINESS Stocks ended a wobbly day slightly lower on Wall Street as a weeklong rally fizzled out. The modest losses Friday came a day after the S&P 500 set a record closing high. Technology and industrial companies led the way lower. The price of oil rose.

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House Democrats push border relief

FDA OKs drug for women

WASHINGTON — House Democrats unveiled a $4.5 billion measure Friday to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border and the government’s responsibility to care for tens of thousands of migrant refugees seeking safety in the U.S. under its asylum laws. The measure is scheduled for a floor vote next week as both the House and Senate are scrambling to wrap up action on the must-do measure before agencies caring for the influx of migrants — already stretched to the limit — run out of money. The measure was unveiled as lawmakers and the administration are increasingly unnerved by the crisis and reports of bad living conditions at government-funded shelters . The House measure provides $2.9 billion for refuge and migrant care and assistance by the Department of Health and Human Services,another $1.3 billion for care provided by Department of Homeland Security agencies, and $60 million to reimburse local governments and non-profits who help shelter migrants.

Critic: Patients should avoid Vyleesi until full clinical results shown BY MATTHEW PERRONE

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. women will soon have another drug option designed to boost low sex drive: a shot they can give themselves in the thigh or abdomen that raises sexual interest for several hours. The medication OK’d Friday by the Food and Drug Administration is only the second approved to increase sexual desire in women, a market drugmakers have been trying to cultivate since the blockbuster success of Viagra for men in the late 1990s. The other drug

is a daily pill. The upside of the new drug “is that you only use it when you need it,” said Dr. Julia Johnson, a reproductive specialist at UMass Memorial Medical Center who was not involved in its development. “The downside is that it’s a shot — and some people are very squeamish.” The drug’s developer, Amag Pharmaceuticals, could also face some of the same hurdles that have plagued the lone pill previously approved for the condition, including unpleasant side effects and limited insurance coverage. The company declined to release price information. The FDA approved the new drug, Vyleesi (pronounced vieLEE’-see), for premenopausal

women with a disorder defined by a persistent lack of interest in sex, causing stress. The drug’s most common side effect in company studies was nausea. The approval was based on women’s responses to questionnaires that showed increases in sexual desire and decreases in stress related to sex. The women didn’t report having more sex, the original goal for the drug. “Women are not desiring more sex. They want better sex,” said Dr. Julie Krop, Amag’s chief medical officer. Flushing, injection site reactions and headache are other common side effects. Women with high blood pressure or heart disease should not take the drug because increases in blood pressure were observed

after injections, the FDA said. It also could interfere with oral naltrexone, a drug for people with alcohol and opioid dependence, the FDA said. Because so many factors affect sexual desire, doctors must rule out other causes before diagnosing the condition, including relationship issues, medical problems and mood disorders. Some psychologists argue that low sex drive should not be considered a medical problem. Cynthia Pearson, executive director of the National Women’s Health Network, urged women to avoid using the drug “until more is known about its safety and effectiveness.” She noted in a statement that Amag had not yet published full clinical trial results.

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395 claims filed in church bankruptcy Nearly 400 claims have been filed against New Mexico’s largest Roman Catholic diocese as part of a pending bankruptcy case that stems from the clergy sex abuse scandal, church officials said Friday. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe reported that 395 people filed claims against the church as of the June 17 deadline. That included 374 claims involving allegations of sex abuse. The remaining 21 were related to other grievances. The archdiocese shocked parishioners across much of New Mexico when it filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last year, joining nearly two dozen other dioceses around the United States that have been struggling with the fallout from the abuse scandal. New Mexico has a long history with clergy sex abuse because many priests from around the country were sent to the state to get treatment for pedophilia. Church documents as well as legal filings and victim testimony indicate the priests were later assigned to parishes and schools across the state. BRIEFLY RUSSIA PROBE: The House intelligence committee said it will subpoena Russia-born business executive Felix Sater after he did not appear for a scheduled interview Friday to discuss his behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump’s effort to build a skyscraper in Moscow during the presidential election. TECH BLACKLIST: The United States on Friday blacklisted five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing, calling them national security threats and cutting them off from critical U.S. technology. BREXIT: The European Union insisted Friday that it will not reopen the Brexit withdrawal agreement with the U.K. government, no matter who succeeds Theresa May as British prime minister. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the EU’s executive Commission, said the decision by the bloc’s leaders was unanimous. NORTH KOREA: Chinese President Xi Jinping offered encouragement for North Korea’s focus on economic development in a speech Thursday night in Pyongyang, turning to a topic Beijing has long pressed with its Communist neighbor amid wider concerns over the North’s nuclear weapons program.Xi departed North Korea Friday afternoon after a two-day visit.

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Protesters march to surround the police headquarters Friday in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong protests flare anew After demands unmet, more than 1,000 block police headquarters BY RAF WOBER

Associated Press

HONG KONG — More than 1,000 protesters blocked Hong Kong police headquarters into the night Friday, while others took over major streets as the tumult over the city’s future showed no signs of abating. The latest protest came after a deadline passed the previous day for the government to meet demands over highly unpopular extradition bills that many see as eroding the territory’s judicial independence. Police called for the demonstrators to disperse but did not

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tactics and their labeling of the gathering as a riot, Wong said. Police seemed reluctant to use force Friday even as the protesters shut down roads in the center of Hong Kong. While anger seemed to be turning away from civil authorities and toward the police, the mostly black-clad protesters continued to try to shut down the entire government complex, as they have tried off-and-on for the past two weeks. During the afternoon, some sought to build barriers on Connaught Road, the main thoroughfare in the area known as Admiralty, building barriers of stones, pylons and other materials at hand, at one time temporarily blocking in a police van. Around the police headquarters, masked and helmeted protesters covered surveillance cameras with

masking tape and lashed barriers together with nylon cable ties. The auxiliary bishop of Hong Kong’s Catholic diocese, the Rev. Joseph Ha, appealed to the protesters to avoid violence. He warned that public opinion could turn against them. “You have already expressed very clearly your hopes and wishes. But I am really worried about your personal safety. ... Please, absolutely, do not use violence,” he said on Cable TV Hong Kong. Protest leaders have said they are determined to keep up the pressure on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, who has shelved but not abandoned the extradition legislation. She has insisted the bills are needed to uphold justice, but critics see them as part of a campaign by Beijing to diminish Hong Kong’s democratic institutions.

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immediately take firm action to remove them. While the protest began peacefully, the presence again of demonstrators on busy Harcourt Road and in the lobby of the Revenue Tower raised the possibility of violent confrontations. “I now appeal to the members of the public to leave as soon as possible,” police spokeswoman Yolanda Yu said at a news conference. Outside, activist Joshua Wong called on police to answer demands over heavy-handed tactics used during a mass protest on June 12, including the firing of 150 rounds of tear gas, rubber bullets and beanbag rounds, and the beating of unarmed protesters by police with truncheons. “We ... urge police to apologize to the people” over the use of such

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction and death sentence for a black man in Mississippi because of a prosecutor’s efforts to keep African Americans off the jury. The defendant already has been tried six times and now could face a seventh trial. The removal of black prospective jurors deprived inmate Curtis Flowers of a fair trial, the court said in a 7-2 decision written by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The long record of Flowers’ trials stretching back more than 20 years shows District Attorney

Doug Evans’ “relentless, determined effort to rid the jury of black individuals,” with the goal of an all-white jury, Kavanaugh wrote. In other actions: The court ruled 7-2 Friday that prosecutors must prove that people charged with violating federal gun laws knew they were not allowed to have a weapon. The government says the decision could affect thousands of prosecutions of convicted criminals who are barred from having a firearm. The court ruled in the case of a foreign student from the United Arab Emirates who was in the country illegally. Justice Samuel Alito signaled his willingness to throw out the Supreme Court’s 84-year-old record of support for the broad powers of federal agencies, which reaches back to the New Deal.

Woman says mid-’90s attack took place in store dressing room BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE

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WASHINGTON — A New York-based advice columnist claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s, according to a first-person account published Friday by New York magazine. Trump denied the allegations and said, “I’ve never met this person in my life.” The allegation against Trump by E. Jean Carroll is included in her upcoming book about the “hideous men” that the Elle magazine columnist says she has encountered throughout her life. Carroll wrote that after what

started as a friendly encounter with Trump at Bergdorf Goodman in 1995 or 1996, the real estate mogul pushed her up against a dressing room wall, unzipped his pants and forced himself on her. Carroll said that in a “colossal struggle,” she pushed him off and ran from the store. In his statement, Trump called the accusation “fake news” and said there was no evidence. “No pictures? No surveillance? No video? No reports? No sales attendants around?? I would like to thank Bergdorf Goodman for confirming they have no video footage of any such incident, because it never happened,” he said. The Trump Organization did not respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press, which has not independently verified Carroll’s account. Carroll did not immediately return a call for comment.


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Return to Disorder Devout Christians from the group Return to Order are so upset over an online show called “Good Omens” that more than 20,000 of them signed a petition calling for Netflix to cancel the show. The show is adapted from a 1990 satirical novel about the apocalypse, but the British newspaper The Guardian reports that Return to Order has taken issue with what it calls an attempt to “make satanism appear normal, light and acceptable.” “This type of video makes light of Truth, Error, Good and Evil, and destroys the barriers of horror that society still has for the devil,” the group asserted. Clearly, they’ve watched enough to know what they were talking about. But maybe not quite enough. It appears they were tuned to the wrong online video subscription service. “Good Omens” appears exclusively on Amazon Prime, not Netflix. On Twitter, “Good Omens” fans took turns poking fun. “I guess @netflix has no choice but to cancel it now,” said one. “They already did! I couldn’t find it ANYWHERE on Netflix!” wrote another. NetflixUK posted: “ok we promise not to make any more.” Even Amazon Prime joined in, posting a tweet to Netflix about the cancellation that was never to be, joking, “So sorry for your loss.” When fans of the show scrambled to visit Return to Order’s website and sign the Netflix petition, they were disappointed to find that, sadly, the petition was gone. No explanation needed.

Boggled by bags You have to give this Canadian store credit for trying. To remind customers about the environmental damage caused by plastic bags, the East West Market in Vancouver decided to print a new line of shopping bags with super-embarrassing fake store logos: “Dr. Toew’s Wart Ointment Wholesale,” “Into the Weird Adult Video Emporium,” and “The Colon Care Co-op.” The idea was to turn plastic bags — and their carriers — into spectacles and possibly even objects of ridicule so customers would stop asking for plastic and request paper instead or, better, bring their own reusable bags. Boy, did that backfire. The bags became an overnight hit and are now collector’s items. The store originally had 1,000 bags printed with the embarrassing logos. People are so interested in buying them, they’re even posting their intentions on Facebook. Oh well. The message still stands: Don’t use plastic.

Collector’s items The tax collector in Howell County, south of Rolla, apparently misunderstood the part of state law that required him to collect a surtax on railroad and utility operations. He was pocketing commissions off the tax collections as they came in, treating them as a kind of supplemental salary. That is, until State Auditor Nicole Galloway told him that, no, it’s not his personal money. As part of the county government audits that Galloway’s office routinely conducts around the state, Galloway discovered that Howell County collector Dennis K. Von Allmen “improperly withholds and personally retains commissions on surtax and railroad and utility taxes collected for cities. These commissions totaled $3,738 for the year ended February 28, 2018.” State law requires any funds collected, including commissions, to be deposited into the county’s general revenue fund. The salary the collector receives is set by law and it doesn’t include residuals that result from him doing his job. Instead of acknowledging the error, pledging to repay the money and not do it again, Von Allmen seemed noncommittal about future practices. “I will discuss this recommendation with legal counsel and take it under advisement,” he responded. Old habits, it appears, are hard to break.

Courage in the line of fire Next to the word “guts” in the dictionary should be a picture of Tom Fox, the Dallas photojournalist who came across a gunman in an active-shooter scene and responded by doing his own shooting — with his camera. Fox, a photographer for The Dallas Morning News, was at a federal building in Dallas to photograph a defendant for a story, when a masked gunman appeared nearby and started firing. As the mayhem unfolded, Fox instinctively took photos, holding his position near the gunman as others scattered. “I just stood there and prayed that he wouldn’t walk past me,” Fox recounted later. “Because if he walks past me and sees me, he’s going to shoot me.” Amazingly, the attacker failed to injure anyone despite being armed with a high-powered rifle and five 30-round magazines and shooting up the building. He was fatally shot by police. “Your journalistic instincts just kick in,” Fox said. “You use the camera almost as a shield. I also felt a journalistic duty to do all that.”

Renaming the stars With the relatively recent ability of scientists to identify not just countless distant stars but the planets that orbit them, the official astronomical record is filling up with planetary names bestowed by astronomers, like “HD 156411 b” and “HAT-P5b.” (Yawn!) But as The New York Times reports, the International Astronomical Union, made up of astronomers from all over the world, is celebrating its hundredth anniversary by letting every country adopt and rename an exoplanet and its star. The United States has been assigned “HD 17156,” a yellow star a little bigger than the sun, about 255 light-years away, and the humongous planet (three times bigger than Jupiter) circling it. The official U.S. naming campaign is just getting started. Among suggestions so far, the Times reports, are “Wilwarin” and “Sauron,” from the works of “Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien. With all due respect, Tolkien was British. And if silly British names are the people’s preference, how about “Planety McPlanetface”? America’s star and planet should have all-American names. “Stanley” and “Gloria” come to mind, for some reason.

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Citizens should decide their fate, not Better Together Regarding “Merger Group has new leader” (June 14): The quotes from Better Together Board Chairman Joe Adorjan clearly indicate that they have learned little from their failed efforts. David Leipholtz, the newly appointed executive director of Better Together, was responsible for the research that produced contrived, unsubstantiated data and outright falsehoods to justify Better Together’s predetermined goals. Better Together has neither elected status nor authorized charter to impose its will on the residents of St. Louis city and county, and any further proposals from them should be viewed as prejudicial and lacking in credibility. At best, the Board of Freeholders/Electors, when convened, should carefully examine the Better Together proposals for any nuggets of common sense and practical application. We can and should be better than we are, but Better Together would serve our community best by stepping back and allowing the freeholder process driven by the residents of St. Louis city and county to move forward without attempting to influence the end result. Harold Sanger • Clayton

Missouri civil servants need a return to merit system Regarding “Death of merit system in Missouri marks end of good government” (June 11, 2018): This letter was prophetic because, about a year later, the concerns expressed in it have turned out to be true. These concerns being political pressure, nepotism, cronyism, and revenge under the new employment system. Examples being the recent allegations involving the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment and the resignation of director Alice Prince and the allegations that $5.4 million in job training money was embezzled by a St. Louis Community College employee. Where was the state oversight with these issues? There was none. Sure, the Republican line is that whistleblowers will be protected, but that’s more or less a lie. Sure there are “whistleblower protections,” but it takes a long time for those protections to be adjudicated. How does a whistleblower pay bills while the process drags on for months and years? No employees, whether private or public, should have to worry that one day their manager will start firing people just because their staff reported fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement. I agree employees who cannot, or will not, do their job should be terminated. However there needs to be a better reason than someone on a power trip just wants to throw a tantrum. Edward Greenslit • Jefferson City

President not above the law, justice must be pursued The U.S. Justice Department has a decadesold policy that a sitting president cannot be indicted. The Constitution and Supreme Court are silent on the matter. I can understand why superstitious people who lived during the Middle Ages and pre-World War II Japan believed their kings’ and emperors’ right to rule came directly from God. These people probably would stand firm against indicting their rulers for crimes. But the majority of Americans are not superstitious to the extent that they believe the president derives his power from God, let alone that any president can act as a dictator immune to the rule of law. President Donald Trump is a common

mortal and U.S. citizen like the rest of us and should be indicted and convicted if found beyond a reasonable doubt to have committed crimes. I fully support special counsel Robert Mueller testifying to the House of Representatives so the American people can discover, beyond any doubt, the justification for impeachment articles to be brought against the president. During the 1860s, the respected Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (1792-1868) reportedly said, “Men in pursuit of justice must never despair.” Democrats must remain resilient; they cannot abandon their pursuit of justice if our democracy and the U.S. Constitution are to remain unsullied. Russ Vanderbeek • Ballwin

Rule of Law, victims and rights must all be protected The Bible says that “the love of money is the root of all evil,” and those who have no faith in scriptures can’t deny evidence of their truth. The integrity of our democratic and political process is being impacted by some for profitability. Some citizens abandon their moral obligations to do what is just. Others at the helm of our judicial system, who took oaths to uphold and enforce the Rule of Law, make a pure mockery of it. The constitutional rights of the accused should be protected, but concern for the protection of victims and the public at large is equally important and should never be taken lightly. Victims who lose their lives because of failures in this process are lost forever, and each life lost impacts the lives of others and the communities they live in. Any changes that are made in the judiciary process used to set bail must not be made in a hasty, piecemeal approach, but with careful scrutiny to ensure that it is in keeping with the rule of law. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Each of us must diligently strive to protect the constitutional rights of others because in doing so, we protect and enforce our own. Gwendolyn Williams • St. Louis

Messenger: St. Louis must do better than we have in past Regarding “Connecting the dots between dead kids, closing the Workhouse, and landmark bail ruling” (June 15): I always love Tony Messenger’s work but this column stopped my heart with its insight, clarity and courage. And what really struck me deeply was the mention of the great, late Judge Clyde S. Cahill and his powerful quotes in the column. I was lucky enough to chat briefly with Judge Cahill several times when my former husband, Jerry Mandelstamm, and I would see him around town. What a fabulous man he was. How much we need his words today, following a week where the city both celebrated a Stanley Cup victory and wept for the loss of four children. We do need to take a hard look at ourselves, including our police force. Messenger’s column calls for all of us to dig deeply to discover our basic goodness, even in these demoralizing times. We are at the core good people, living in a troubled city, and we can all do better than we have done in the past. Thanks to Messenger and people like Blake Strode and Mary Fox for shining a beacon for us to follow. Ann Mandelstamm • St. Louis Read more letters online at STLtoday.com/letters

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Pentagon without a chief during difficult stretch BY LOLITA C. BALDOR

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WASHINGTON — It’s a difficult time for the Pentagon to be without a permanent U.S. defense secretary. The Trump administration is grappling with an escalating crisis with Iran, an unusual and controversial deployment of troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan and stalled talks with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. Amid all that, and more, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stepped down this week and the man tapped to replace him on an interim basis appears to face legal hurdles that could initially prevent him from serving more than about six more weeks. It’s an unusual level of uncertainty for one of the most important jobs in the administration. “This is a very difficult time. With everything going on in Iran and all the provocations and counteractions, and to have no Secretary of Defense at this time is appalling,” said Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York. “It shows the chaos in this administration. They have so many empty positions, revolving doors, in the most sensitive of security positions.” Shanahan and his planned replacement, Army Secretary Mark Esper, have been attending White

House and other meetings, including sessions to debate how the military should respond to Iran’s shoot-down of an American drone. Esper is slated to take over as acting defense secretary at midnight on Sunday and then head out Tuesday to a meeting of NATO Esper defense ministers. There it will be critical for Esper to convince allies that he is now in charge, and that the U.S. national security leadership is stable and able to make decisions when faced with escalating threats from Iran, amid questions from a wary Congress. Meanwhile, inside the Pentagon, lawyers are debating how to get Esper through what will be a difficult legal and Congressional confirmation process. Defense officials said Thursday that so far they don’t yet have a clear way forward. The key problem is that Trump never formally nominated Shanahan for the defense job. He announced his intention to do so, but as the months went on it never happened, and officials repeatedly said the vetting was dragging on. On Monday, Shanahan stepped down saying he wanted to spare his family as details of domestic problems linked to his messy divorce nearly a de-

cade ago became public. Trump immediately named Esper as the new acting secretary, but because of limitations laid out in court decisions and legislation governing how top level vacancies are filled, he will only be allowed to serve for about six Shanahan weeks in that temporary capacity. Law prohibits Esper from being nominated for the job while also serving as the acting secretary. If he is nominated, he’ll have to step down and move to another job until the Senate votes on his confirmation. And anyone chosen to fill in temporarily — even for a short time while the confirmation process goes on — will have limited authorities and won’t have all of the decision-making power that a defense secretary needs when his nation is at war in several countries and conducting major military operations in dozens of others. Normally, senior leaders can be “acting” for 210 days, but because Shanahan was never nominated the clock on Esper started ticking on January 1, when previous Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned. That would force Esper out of the acting role by July 30. Adding to the problem, is that even if Trump wants to nominate Esper, he’ll have to come up with

someone to fill the job, also in an acting capacity, for an undetermined amount of time. Because Trump never nominated anyone to replace Shanahan as deputy defense secretary, which was his previous job, there is no one to easily step up and fill in as acting secretary during that confirmation process. While lawmakers have expressed initial support for Esper, who is well known on the Hill and previously served on committees as legislative staff, there is no guarantee he’ll get a quick approval. As a former executive at defense contractor Raytheon, Esper may have to excuse himself from decisions involving the company. And that could include sensitive, top level negotiations with Turkey over its decision to buy a Russian missile defense system, and America’s counter offer of the Raytheon-made Patriot surfaceto-air weapon. Lawmakers have also expressed impatience with the large number of acting executives in the Trump administration. Under Trump at least 22 of the 42 people in top Cabinet jobs have been acting, or just over half. In contrast, data compiled by incoming Yale political science professor Christina Kinane, suggests that from 1977 through mid-April of this year — the administrations of President Jimmy

Carter through the first half of Trump’s — 266 individuals held Cabinet posts. Seventy-nine of them held their jobs on an acting basis, or three in 10. Trump has said he likes naming acting officials, telling reporters in January, “It gives me more flexibility.” The practice lets Trump quickly, if temporarily, install allies in important positions while circumventing the Senate confirmation process, which can be risky with Republicans running the chamber by a slim 53-47 margin. But another explanation is that under Trump, the process of filling jobs has been slow and riddled with missteps. Trump has withdrawn 63 nominees so far, doubling the 31 Obama retracted at this point in his first term, according to the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, which studies ways to improve government effectiveness. He’s also decided against nominating some candidates after realizing the GOP-led Senate would reject them, including two wouldbe picks for the Federal Reserve: businessman Herman Cain and conservative commentator Stephen Moore. In addition, Trump’s 568 nominations during his first year in office were more than 100 fewer than Obama submitted during that period, partnership figures show.

John Lewis defends Biden amid National Rifle Association sues ex-president North segregationist controversy BY LARRY NEUMEISTER

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Friday stood by former Vice President Joe Biden, who has recently faced withering criticism from some corners of the Democratic Party after he discussed working with segregationists while in the Senate. The civil rights leader and 17-term Georgia Democrat told reporters he did not find Biden’s comments about working with the late Sens. Herman Talmadge and James Eastland to be “offensive.” “During the height of the civil rights movement we worked with people and got to know people that were members of the Klan, people who opposed us, even people who beat us, arrested us and jailed us,” Lewis

said. “We never gave up on our fellow human beings, and I will not give up on any human being.” Biden has stood by his remarks about working with Talmadge, D-Ga., and Eastland, D-Miss., in the 1970s, even after being sharply criticized by his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including African American U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Both Talmadge and Eastland were vocal opponents of racial integration and the civil rights movement. Lewis is viewed by many on Capitol Hill as a moral leader, and his comments could be helpful to Biden as he faces scrutiny from some in his party who have argued he’s out of touch.

NEW YORK — The National Rifle Association has sued its former president, Oliver North, for what it called “conduct harmful to the NRA” as turmoil that was exposed publicly when North resigned two months ago continued Thursday when the organization also turned against its longtime chief lobbyist. North The lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York sought a judge’s declaration that the NRA isn’t required to pay North’s legal bills. North stepped down from the post in April after serving for a year. The lawsuit said he “departed office after a widely publicized, failed coup attempt.” The suit also accused top NRA

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official Chris W. Cox of conspiring with North to oust the organization’s chief executive, Wayne LaPierre. The New York Times reported that the NRA has suspended Cox, who said the allegations were “offensive and patently false.” A message left for North through his website wasn’t immediately returned. An NRA spokesman did not return multiple messages. Cox has been the executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, the NRA’s political and lobbying arm, since 2002. Its website boasts that Cox has “achieved some of its most significant political and legislative victories.” Yet, the lawsuit said, “another errant NRA fiduciary, Chris Cox — once thought by some to be a likely successor for Mr. LaPierre — participated” in North’s conspiracy to enable the NRA’s longtime adver-

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tising agency, Ackerman McQueen Inc., which employed North, to gain control of its largest client. “As became widely publicized, Mr. LaPierre prevailed — and the attempted coup by Ackerman, spearheaded by North, failed,” the lawsuit said. “North has acted in the best interests of himself and Ackerman and at the expense of the interests of the NRA, engaged in conduct harmful to the NRA, and persistently failed to provide to the NRA important details related to his lucrative contract with Ackerman,” the lawsuit said. Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for NRA’s lobbying arm who was quoted by the Times saying that “any notion Chris participated in a coup is absurd,” responded to a message seeking comment Thursday with an email saying she is not authorized to discuss personnel matters.

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'17 Audi Q5, Prem Plus, quattro sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 45k mi., #P9953 $31,855

'15 Chevy Sonic Hatch LT, auto, stk# 190415A $13,995 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '05 Chevy Aveo, SV, only 51k mi., clean carfax, #44591A $3,990

'03 Chevy Corvette, loaded, very clean, clean carfax, #44452B $16,952

'11 Chevy Cruze Eco, loaded, only 60k mi., #37265A $8,750

'18 Chevy Cruze, silver, 19k mi., #P07263 $17,057 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '14 Chevy Cruze, stk# 190757A $16,995 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '14 Chevy Impala LTZ 2LZ, loaded, full power, clean carfax, #44523A $17,969

'18 Audi S5 Prestige, quattro sportback, 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 9k mi., #13062A $53,350 '19 Chevy Impala LT, black, 16k mi., #P07207 $22,879 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '13 Malibu, loaded, clean carfax, very clean, #44673A $10,990

'18 Audi A5 Sportback Prem Plus, quattro sportback, 4 cyl., awd, white, 6k, #27841L $43,000

'15 Chevy Malibu, stk# 190697A $11,250 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '18 Chevy Malibu 1LT, gray, 33k mi., #P07243 $17,950 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '17 Chevy Malibu, Premier, black, #190490A $20,427 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '19 Chevy Traverse LT, leather, sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black, 20k mi., #P6798 $37,550

'18 Audi Q5 Premium Plus, quattro sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, #27853L $41,000

'17 Chevy Spark, hatch, LS, auto, stk# P07222 $10,475 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'18 Audi Q52.0T Premium Plus, quattro, clean carfax, 1 owner, awd, #28649L $40,899

'19 Infiniti QX60 Luxe, sport utility, 6cyl., awd, variable, white, 5k mi., #98184L, $40,000

'15 Chevy Cruze LT, auto, loaded, clean carfax, #44369 $10,750

'11 Chevy Impala LS, black, loaded, clean carfax, #44576B $7,450

'18 Audi Q5 Tech Prem Plus, quattro, 4 cyl., awd, auto, gray, 12k mi., #28330L $40,899

'17 Infiniti QX80 auto, awd, blue, #95533L $61,899

'19 Infiniti QX80 LUXE, sport utility, 8 cyl., awd, auto, black, 17k mi., #P9968 $51,888

'18 Audi Q5 Prem/Tech Prem, quattro Sport Utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, 21k, #P9675 $31,750

'18 Audi Q5 Tech Premium Plus, quattro sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, 9k, #27847L $41,000

'19 Infiniti QX80 LUXE, 8 cyl., awd, auto, black, 13k mi., #P9801 $52,750

'18 Audi Q5 Premium Plus, 7K Miles, quattro, awd, clean carfax, #28209L $32,899

'15 Audi Q7 3.0T Prem Plus, quattro, 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 39k mi., #P9933 $28,777

2018 Audi Q7 Premium Plus, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD #P9619 $46,750

'16 Chrysler 300S, stk# P07264 $23,525 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '19 Chrysler 300, stk# P07210 $26,970 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Corvette '17 Chevy Corvette Z06 1LZ coupe, 8 cyl., RWD, manual, gray, 7k mi., #P1116 $66,350

'15 Chevy Corvette Z51 3LT, convertible, 8 cyl., RWD, 7spd manual, 51k, #44573A $41,990

'17 Audi Q7 Prestige, quattro sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, blue, 37k mi., #29341A $46,000

'13 Dodge Challenger SRT8, coupe, 8 cyl., RWD, manual, black, 9k mi., #12808A $28,899

'17 Dodge Journey GT AWD, #P07271 $20,750 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Ford '18 Audi A6, Premium Plus, quattro sedan, 6 cyl., awd, auto, grey, #28600L $40,899

'18 Audi A6 Premium Plus, quattro sedan, 6cyl., awd, auto, black, 8k mi., #80654A, $41,000

'18 Audi A6 Premium Plus: 12K Miles, AWD, Carfax 1 Owner, $38,899 #28140L

'17 Audi A8 L Sport, quattro LWB Sedan, 8 cyl., awd, auto, black, 50k mi., #P9999 $49,752

'18 Ford Ecosport Titanium FWD, stk# P07049 $18,424 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '17 Ford Focus SE, stk# P07231 $12,450 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '15 Ford Taurus 4dr Sdn Limited FWD, #P07241A $14,950 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

BMW

Porsche '15 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, Cabriolet, 6 cyl., RWD, 7 spd, black, 3k mi., #P9962 $93,888

Kia '18 Kia Niro LX, FWD, white, 37k mi., #P07249 $18,950 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '18 Hyundai Tucson SEL, awd, gray, 27k mi., #P07191 $19,995 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '18 Kia Optima LX, auto, white, 33k mi., #P07236 $16,950 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Kia Soul Plus, H/B, loaded, clean carfax, #37184A $11,250

'18 Kia Soul, stk# P07215 $14,445 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Lexus 2016 Lexus GS 350 4 door, 34k miles, clean carfax #P9588 $31,750

'18 Lexus LC 500h coupe, 6 cyl., RWD, silver, 10k mi., #P9941 $72,855

'13 Lincoln MKZ Base, #L16281 $15,720 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '16 Lincoln MKZ: Loaded, Full Power, Very Clean $16,990 #44323A

Mazda '12 Mazda 5 Grand Touring (A5) #L16311 $8,550 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '18 GMC Acadia Denali, 4 dr., 6 cyl., awd, auto, white, 21k mi., #97319A $35,000

'18 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring, sport utility, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, gray, 13k mi., #35472A $28,473

'18 Inifiniti Q70L 3.7 Luxe, sedan, 6 cyl., awd, auto, blue, 4k mi., #97344L, $41,000

'19 Infiniti QX60 Luxe, 2019.5, 6 cyl., awd, variable, black, 7k mi., #98196L, $40,963

'17 Audi Q7 Premium Plus, quattro sport utility, 6 cyl., awd, auto, black 50k, #29142A $38,000

'14 Mazda CX-5 Touring, loaded, clean carfax, #44699A $11,990

'18 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring, sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, red, 10k mi., #35288A $37,963

'18 Mazda CX-9 Sport, 4 cyl., awd, auto, 2k mi., #12044L $30,899

'18 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT, pickup crew cab, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, red, 14k mi., #41163A $37,899

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'17 Subaru Outback 2.5i prem, blue, 48k mi., #P07265 $21,350 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'17 GMC Acadia, stk# 190724A $32,950 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '17 GMC Yukon Denali, sport utility vehicle, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, silver, 17k mi., #29272A $53,000

Toyota

'17 GMC Yukon XL Denali, white, auto, 4wd, 19k mi., #79897A $54,899

Volkswagen

'15 Volkswagen Passat 4 dr sdn 2.0L, #P07258 $16,995 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Volvo '16 XC90 T5 Momentum: AWD, $32,820 #L1559 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '16 Volvo S60 T5, #L1529 $18,750 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '16 S60 T5: Drive-E Inscription Sedan, #L1603, $18,500 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '16 Volvo XC90 #L1640 $36,788 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '12 XC 60 T6: SUV, #L15531, $8,755 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '16 Volvo XC90 SUV #L1591 $35,810 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '17 Volvo XC60 T5, awd, inscription, #P4358 $26,500 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '16 XC 90 SUV: #197901, $33,822 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '13 Volvo C70 T5 convertible, blue, #P4370 $15,000 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822

Chevrolet Trucks '16 CREW CAB DUALLY 4x4: Loaded, Only 37xxx Miles! #44410A, $59,997

'16 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country pickup crew cab, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, black, 22k mi., #80596A $39,963

'17 GMC Terrain FWD SLE-1, #P07247 $18,650 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Toyota Trucks '18 Toyota 4Runner, loaded, clean carfax, only 22k mi., #44131A $35,590

'19 Chevy Colorado, 4wd, LT, white, 17k mi., #P07212 $29,450 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '19 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT, crew cab, 8 cyl., 4 WD, 2k mi., $37,990 #42936A

'16 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT, 8 cyl., 4WD, a uto, bla ck, 28k mi., $28,990 #P 6784

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'16 BMW X5 50i: xDrive, Clean Carfax, 1 Owner, AWD, 41K Miles $38,899 #P9665

'11 Buick Enclave, loaded, clean carfax, only 28k mi.!#44729A $22,990

'07 CHEVY EQUINOX LS: AWD, Loaded, Only 53xxx Miles, #44685A, $7,750

'18 Chevy Equinox, white, 39k mi., #P07232 $18,168 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Equinox FWD 1LT, stk# 190639A $16,650 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '17 Chevy Equinox, black, 20k mi., #P07278 $17,450 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '18 Chevy Equinox FWD LT, silver, 41k mi., #P07234 $18,950 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '18 Chevy Suburban LT, sport utility vehicle, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 31k mi., #P6873 $45,990

'16 Chevy Colorado 4wd Z71 crew cab pickup, 6 cyl., 4wd, orange, 27k, #44245A $30,991

'16 Chevy Colorado 4wd Z71 crew cab pickup, 6 cyl., 4wd, orange, 27k, #44245A $29,996

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618.396.2494 '19 GMC Sierra 2500 H D Denali, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 4k mi., #80444A $61,000

'12 Volkswagen Tiguan SE, loaded, clean carfax, #44683A $9,750

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Sealed bids for Roof Replacement, Fredericktown Readiness Center, Fredericktown, Missouri, Project No. T1832-01 will be received by FMDC, State of MO, UNTIL 1:30 PM, June 18, 2019. For specific project information and ordering plans, go to: http://oa.mo.gov /facilities

Bids/Proposals INVITATION FOR BIDS #: 57819170 H a r r i s - S t o w e S t a t e U n iv e r s it y (HSSU) is requesting proposals for Charter Bus Services. A copy of the RFP is available by emailing: morrow b@ hssu.edu, faxing a written request to: (314) 3403322 or calling (314) 340-5763. Proposals must be submitted to room 105 in the Dr. Henry Givens, Jr., Administration (HGA) building n o la t e r t h a n 1 0 : 0 0 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 and will be opened at 10:15 a.m. in room 123 in the HGA building.

The Fox C-6 School District is accepting proposals for Copier Purchase and Service. Details can be found at http://www. fox.k12.mo.us/community/invitations_to_bid-1

WIOA SERVICE PROVIDERS '18 Chevy Suburban 4wd, 1500 LT, #P07183 $47,416 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '15 Chevy Tahoe LT, SUV, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 103k mi., #79492B $28,899

'19 Chevy Tahoe LT, SUV, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, silver, 25k mi., #P6867 $47,990

'17 GMC Terrain SLT, #L15981 $21,833 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '15 Dodge Durango R/T, sport utility, 8 cyl., awd, auto, white, 35k mi., #P9927 $29,777

'18 Chevy Silverado, 1500 LT, double cab, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, metallic, 4k, #420200A $34,990

'14 Honda CRV-EXL, only 52k mi., #37262A $18,990

'19 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT, p/u crew cab, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 3k mi., #P6799 $38,990

'16 LR Range Rover: Sport V6 HSE, AWD, Clean Carfax $40,899 #79760A

'18 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT, pu crew cab, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, black, 4k mi., #44061A $39,990

'10 Mazda CX-7 sport, loaded, only 77K mi., #37241A $8,990

'16 Chevy Silverado, 1500 LT, p/u crew cab, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, 35k mi., #P6803 $30,950

'18 Mazda CX-9 Touring, sport utility, 4 cyl., FWD, auto, white, 5k mi., #35139A $29,973

The City of St. Louis Workforce Development Board, Inc. is seeking service providers to deliver career services for Adult and Dislocated Workers, program services for Out-of-School Youth and OneStop Operator services under the W o rkfo rc e In n o va tio n a n d Opportunity Act (WIOA) at the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (S LATE). Please see the following links for the full RFPs and related information. t t p s : / / w w w. s t l o u i s - m o . g o v / s la t e / d o c u me n t s / w io a - o u t - o f school-youth-rfp.cfm h t t p s : / / w w w . s t l o u i s - m o. g o v / slate/documents/wioa-title-i-careerservices-rfp.cfm

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'16 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE double cab pickup, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, black, 34k mi., #P6806 $29,450

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Jeep

'14 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4WD, stk# 181219A $23,487 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

GMC Trucks '18 GMC Yukon STL SUV, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 26k mi., #80333B $47,200

Subaru

'13 Volkswagen GTI, H/B, loaded, auto, only 54K mi., #44623B $13,496

'15 Jeep Wrangler Unlmtd Rubicon, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, silver, 50k, #97397M $31,899

'17 Ford F150, stk# 181220A $31,850 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'18 Subaru WRX STI Type RA, sedan, 4 cyl., awd, manual, blue, 4k mi., #P9947 $42,855

Jaguar

'18 Jeep Renegade Latitude FWD, stk# P07266 $17,250 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, sport utility, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, 30k, #P9926 $26,777

Ford Trucks

'15 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE, pickup crew cab, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, black, 39k mi., #44728A $30,990

'18 Toyota Sequoia Platinum, sport utility, 8 cyl., 4wd, auto, white, 7k mi., #29502A, $57,000

'18 Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport, 9k mi., sedan, auto, awd, #P9821 $43,750

'18 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 4x4 crew cab, #P07240 $28,500 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'11 Honda Odyssey EX-L: Loaded, Full Power, Clean Carfax, #42365A, $10,990

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Hyundai '18 Hyundai Elantra SEL, stk# P07221 $13,743 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '18 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, stk# P07186 $17,941 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

Infiniti '16 Audi Q5 2.0T prem. SUV, blue, #192151 $31,880 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822 '15 Audi A6 3.0 TDI Sedan, black, #200591 $27,880 SUNTRUP W COUNTY VOLVO 636-200-2822

Nissan/Datsun '18 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Sedan, silver, 44k mi., #P07208 $17,290 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '16 Nissan Juke, 5 dr. wgn CVT, S, FWD, yellow, 31k mi., #P07009A $14,950 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '13 Nissan Pathfinder 4wd, 4 dr., SV, red, #P07150A $11,875 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841 '12 Nissan Versa 4 dr., sdn, CVT, 1.6sv, black, #190403A $5,950 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'19 Mazda CX-9 Touring, sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, #13014L $37,963

Lincoln Dodge

'18 Audi Q5 Premium Plus, quattro sport utility, 4 cyl., awd, auto, #27845L $41,000

'18 Mitsubishi Outlander SE FWD, gray, 40k mi., #P07267 $16,640 DON BROWN CHEVROLET 866-883-8841

'15 Toyota 4Runner Trail, sport utility, 6 cyl., 4wd, auto, red, 10k mi., #P9804A $31,855

Chrysler '18 Audi A5 sportback premium plus, quattro, 4 cyl., awd, auto, blue, 7k mi., #27849L $41,000

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Wallenda worries for his sister ahead of stunt

M 1 • SATUrDAy • 06.22.2019

US agency seeks ‘hosts’ for rotting whales Private beaches needed on West Coast during unusual die-off BY GILLIAN FLACCUS

BY JOHN CARUCCI

Associated Press

Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. — So many gray whales are dying off the U.S. West Coast that scientists and volunteers dealing with the putrid carcasses have an urgent request for coastal residents: Lend us your private beaches so these ocean giants can rot in peace. The number of dead whales washing ashore in Washington state alone — 29 as of this week — means almost every isolated public beach has been used. Authorities are now scrambling to find remote stretches of sand that are privately owned,with proprietors who don’t mind hosting a rotting creature that’s bigger than a school bus and has a stench to match its size. “The preferred option is, at all times, that they just be allowed to decompose naturally,” said John Calambokidis, a research biologist with the Olympia, Washingtonbased Cascadia Research. “But it gets harder and harder to find locations where they can rot without creating a problem. This is a new wrinkle.” At least 81 gray whale corpses have washed ashore in California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska since Jan. 1. If tallies from Mexico and Canada are added, the number of stranded gray whales reaches about 160 and counting, said Mi-

NEW YORK — As Nik Wallenda prepares to walk a wire 25 stories above New York’s Times Square, he admits he’s a little uneasy. And for good reason: His sister, Lijana, will join him for the first time since a near-fatal accident. “Of course, I’m nervous. How would you not be? You know the fact that I’m going to be risking my life, along with my sister who nearly lost hers to that same wire,” Wallenda said. Two years ago during a rehearsal Wallenda for an eight-person pyramid stunt to break a Guinness world record, something went awry, and five performers were injured, falling 30 feet. Lijana Wallenda suffered severe injuries to her face that required reconstructive surgery. That’s what makes this stunt feel more stressful than when crossing a 1,500 foot gorge near the Grand Canyon, or his 1,800 foot walk over the Niagara Falls. “People may not understand that, but the fact that my sister’s on that wire with me, I’m so concerned about her and her safety that I can’t really focus on myself. And that that’s nerve-racking,” he said. “The fact is that I’m so concerned about her that I won’t be able to focus a 100 on myself. And, in really doing this, I need to be able to focus 100 percent.” This time, the siblings will start from opposite ends of the 1,300-foot wire, which will be suspended between two Times Square towers. In the middle, Lijana Wallenda will sit on the wire and let her brother step over her. Both will then continue to the opposite side. The attempt will air live Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC. While dangerous, the stunt won’t be death-defying. That’s because New York law requires the Wallendas to be tethered. “It doesn’t impede us from falling. It impedes us from falling all the way to the ground,” said Nik Wallenda.

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Officials examine a decomposing whale that washed ashore May 28 in Port Ludlow, Wash. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is looking for private landowners who’d be willing to let a dead whale decompose on their property. chael Milstein, spokesman for NOAA Fisheries. U.S. scientists last month declared the die-off an “unusual mortality event,” a designation that triggered additional resources to respond to the deaths and launch an investigation. The first private-beach owners to respond, a Washington state couple, received their carcass earlier this month.Volunteers with the so-called “stranding network” —

a coalition of nonprofits, research institutions and government agencies — attached a rope to the dead whale’s tail and used a motorboat to tow it 3 miles along the coast to the couple’s beach,where they anchored it to tree stumps. Mario Rivera and his veterinarian wife,Stefanie Worwag,asked their neighbor’s permission first and are using copious amounts of lime to speed decomposition and reduce the stench. They visit the carcass

daily and consider it a scientific opportunity. “It’s decomposing nicely. There’ve been a couple of days this week when I was out there mowing and I was like,‘Oooph,’”Rivera said of smell from the 40-foot adult male whale sitting 150 yards from his house. “But it’s only temporary.It’s only going to be smelling for about a month — and after that,the smell’s gone.”

Screen time is rising, especially among senior men BY CHRISTOPHER INGRAHAM

Washington Post

Americans spent less time reading and more time watching TV last year than ever before, according to new time use data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On any given day in 2018, the average American spent a little more than 15 minutes reading for pleasure, down from a high of 23 minutes in 2005. The average TV time, meanwhile, grew by about 20 minutes, to 2 hours and 50 minutes a day. Gray Kimbrough, a labor and time use researcher at American University, notes that part

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of the increase in Americans’ screen time is a function of the economic landscape. “There’s that jump coinciding with the Great Recession, because nonemployed people tend to watch more TV. Since then, it’s been pretty steady (at the population average level).” He and other researchers have found that shifts in Americans’ leisure time habits are largely a function of what’s happening with senior citizens. “Old people have been spending more and more time watching TV/movies/ streaming video, while for those under around 40 it’s held steady or fallen (on average).”

Since 2003, the average American man older than 65 has added about an hour of TV watching to his daily schedule, pushing the national daily average to just over five hours. Older women report a smaller increase in screen time, less than half an hour, during the same period. The net effect is that the TV gap in this age group has doubled, with men now spending about an hour longer in front of the TV than women. A recent analysis by the Pew Research Center found that much of the time seniors now spend watching TV used to be dedicated to reading and socializing with others. One driving factor

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in the shift is technology: from 2000 to 2018, the share of adults older than 65 who use the Internet climbed from 14 percent to 73 percent. The rise in screen time means seniors may be putting themselves at increased risk of cognitive decline, unhappiness and death, among other things. These risks may be heightened further since the added screen time is coming at the expense of reading — an activity known to confer many mental health benefits. The share of seniors reading for pleasure on any given day has dropped dramatically, from 53% in 2003 to 37% in 2018.


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SATURDAY • 06.22.2019 • B

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The Angels’ Albert Pujols tips his helmet as play is delayed before his at-bat and fans give him a standing ovation during the first inning Friday night at Busch Stadium.

Pujols gets ovations, Cardinals get a victory Maybe homecoming will ignite Birds’ fire

BY RICK HUMMEL

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Michael Wacha had been on the big stage before. As a rookie in 2013, he won four games in the postseason for the Cardinals the last time they went to the World Series. There was a postseason-sized crowd, a rabid full house of 48,423, at Busch Stadium on Friday night, although relatively few of them had come specifically to watch Wacha. Many came to view former Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols playing here for the first time in eight years and they cheered at nearly every step he took, except when Wacha walked him on four pitches in the fourth inning and they elected to boo Wacha instead. Pujols, now playing first base for the Los Angeles Angels, wasn’t able to deliver any real fireworks, other than beating out an infield hit, as he was one for two with a walk before being pinch run for in the seventh. The fans did see somebody hit the ball out of the stadium, though, when Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt lashed a ball well foul but over the roof down the left-field side in the fourth. They also saw Marcell Ozuna hit his 19th homer and drive in three runs for the night. Wacha survived some potentially

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Marcell Ozuna celebrates after scoring on a Kolten Wong single in the seventh inning Friday, part of a three-run rally for the Cardinals.

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Anderson is racing in ‘second hometown’ CarShield 200

BY STU DURANDO

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The furnace still burns, and maybe its warmth can light more than a memory. The incomparable competitive drive that still fuels Albert Pujols and once ignited the Cardinals came alive again right in front of our eyes Friday afternoon, bursting forth from behind that Angels’ ‘A’ that still looks awkward on his sweatshirt. Pujols cycled through a full range of emotions as he reacquainted himself with Busch Stadium. He laughed as he recalled Bob Gibson threatening him with chin music. He teared up as he spoke of Darryl Kile. And when the topic somehow turned the corner to his baserunning, the 13thround draft pick turned three-time MVP flashed his trademark fire. “I’m still an aggressive baserunner,” Pujols, 39, said several hours before he sprinted out an infield single. “A lot of that credit, I give to Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who spent a lot of hours with me in spring training, and told me one thing that I always remember. You don’t have to be the fastest runner to be the best baserunner. You just have to Please see FREDERICKSON, Page B3

Devils draft Hughes while Blues wait BY JIM THOMAS

When Jordan Anderson’s aging truck broke down What: NASCAR near Troy, Missouri, the Truck Series NASCAR truck driver could Where: World only assume it was the latWide Technology est bump in the road in a Raceway at Gateway career that had produced an Time/TV: 9 p.m., array of obstacles. Fox Sports 1 Anderson was living his dream, driving in the truck Tickets: $10 to $60 series, in 2015, but only beat Metrotix.com cause he had refused to quit in the face of a series of challenges that was about to include a three-week vacation in rural Missouri while waiting for parts to make the repairs. With his truck and hauler sidelined, Anderson lived out of a motel. He made trips to St. Louis, got to know the city and eventually picked up a valued sponsor.

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There was a time — remember? — when a “Lose for Hughes” movement was beginning in St. Louis. But that was way back in November and December. On June 12, the Blues Rounds 2-7, won the Stanley Cup with Noon Saturday, a 4-1 victory over the NHL Network Boston Bruins in Game 7. On Friday, the 18-year-old Jack Hughes went to the New Jersey Devils as the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft. The native of Orlando, Fla., became the eighth United States player to be taken first. Hughes is the most prolific scorer in the history of the U.S. National Team Development Program, breaking the record set by St. Louis-area product Clayton Keller — now a

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The Angels’ Albert Pujols tips his helmet as play is delayed before his at-bat and fans give him a standing ovation during the first inning Friday night at Busch Stadium.

Pujols gets ovations, Cardinals get a victory Maybe homecoming will ignite Birds’ fire

BY RICK HUMMEL

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Michael Wacha had been on the big stage before. As a rookie in 2013, he won four games in the postseason for the Cardinals the last time they went to the World Series. There was a postseason-sized crowd, a rabid full house of 48,423, at Busch Stadium on Friday night, although relatively few of them had come specifically to watch Wacha. Many came to view former Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols playing here for the first time in eight years and they cheered at nearly every step he took, except when Wacha walked him on four pitches in the fourth inning and they elected to boo Wacha instead. Pujols, now playing first base for the Los Angeles Angels, wasn’t able to deliver any real fireworks, other than beating out the 160th infield hit of his 3,134-hit career, as he was one for two with a walk before being pinch run for in the seventh. The fans did see somebody hit the ball out of the stadium, though, when Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt lashed a ball well foul but over the roof down the leftfield side. They also saw Marcell Ozuna, who grew up as a Pujols protégé in the Dominican

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Marcell Ozuna celebrates after scoring on a Kolten Wong single in the seventh inning Friday, part of a three-run rally for the Cardinals.

Cardinals 5, Angels 1 Up next: 1:15 p.m. Saturday vs. Angels, FSM Hudson (5-3, 3.55) vs. Pena (5-1, 4.70)

Please see CARDINALS, Page B5

> Pujols is the center of attention in return. B3

Anderson is racing in ‘second hometown’ CarShield 200

BY STU DURANDO

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The furnace still burns, and maybe its warmth can light more than a memory. The incomparable competitive drive that still fuels Albert Pujols and once ignited the Cardinals came alive again right in front of our eyes Friday afternoon, bursting forth from behind that Angels’ ‘A’ that never will look right on his shirt. Pujols cycled through a full range of emotions as he reacquainted himself with Busch Stadium. He laughed as he recalled Bob Gibson threatening him with chin music. He teared up as he spoke of Darryl Kile. And when the topic somehow turned the corner to his baserunning, the 13thround draft pick turned three-time MVP flashed his trademark fire. “I’m still an aggressive baserunner,” Pujols, 39, said several hours before he sprinted out the 160th infield hit of his career. “A lot of that credit, I give to Hall of Famer Lou Brock, who spent a lot of hours with me in spring training, and told me one thing that I always remember. You don’t have to be the fastest runner to be the best baserunner. You Please see FREDERICKSON, Page B3

Devils draft Hughes while Blues wait BY JIM THOMAS

When Jordan Anderson’s aging truck broke down What: NASCAR near Troy, Missouri, the Truck Series NASCAR truck driver could Where: World only assume it was the latWide Technology est bump in the road in a Raceway at Gateway career that had produced an Time/TV: 9 p.m., array of obstacles. Fox Sports 1 Anderson was living his dream, driving in the truck Tickets: $10 to $60 series, in 2015, but only beat Metrotix.com cause he had refused to quit in the face of a series of challenges that was about to include a three-week vacation in rural Missouri while waiting for parts to make the repairs. With his truck and hauler sidelined, Anderson lived out of a motel. He made trips to St. Louis, got to know the city and eventually picked up a valued sponsor.

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There was a time — remember? — when a “Lose for Hughes” movement was beginning in St. Louis. But that was way back in November and December. On June 12, the Blues Rounds 2-7, won the Stanley Cup with Noon Saturday, a 4-1 victory over the NHL Network Boston Bruins in Game 7. On Friday, the 18-year-old Jack Hughes went to the New Jersey Devils as the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft. The native of Orlando, Fla., became the eighth United States player to be taken first. Hughes is the most prolific scorer in the history of the U.S. National Team Development Program, breaking the record set by St. Louis-area product Clayton Keller — now a

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Mets at Cubs, MLB Network

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Michigan’s Jimmy Kerr celebraes after hitting his second home run of the day, this one in the eighth inning Friday.

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4:30 p.m. CONCACAF Gold Cup: Guyana vs. Panama, FS2 7 p.m.

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WNBA: Washington at Atlanta, ESPN

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OMAHA, Neb. — Michigan has gone from being an anxious team playing not to lose the Big Ten regular-season championship a month ago to one that is carefree and just two wins away from the college baseball national championship. The Wolverines ended up letting that conference title slip away, and it was a lesson learned. “Now they’re loose and laughing and smiling and having a great time and not thinking ahead, not making the moment too big,” Wolverines coach Erik Bakich said about his players. “They’re just playing pitch to pitch and competing as hard as they can. When they make mistakes, they’re aggressive mistakes. That’s a sign of a group that isn’t scared and the moment isn’t too big for them.” Michigan had no problem playing free and easy Friday. The Wolverines scored in all but one inning against a struggling Texas Tech pitching staff and beat the Red Raiders 15-3. Next stop is the College World Series finals, a bestof-three series against Vanderbilt that begins Monday night. “I think something that’s kind of been pretty beneficial for us is not really thinking about playing in the national championship or the stage that we’re on,” said Michigan starting pitcher Karl Kauffmann, who beat Tech for the second time in a week. “It’s literally been a onegame, one-pitch mindset.” Jimmy Kerr homered twice and had four hits, Jesse Franklin had three hits and four RBIs and the Wolverines scored double-digit runs for the 20th time this season 46-20. The Wolverines (49-20), one of the last four teams to receive an atlarge bid to the 64-team tourna-

Vanderbilt’s JJ Bleday scores the tying run Friday on a double by Ethan Paul in the ninth inning. ment, were sent to Corvallis, Ore., as a No. 3 regional seed and have won eight of their last 10 games since. That includes winning two of three against No. 1 national seed UCLA in the super regionals. They reached the CWS for the first time since 1984 and will play for their first national championship since 1962. Michigan is the fourth No. 3 or lower regional seed to make the finals since the tournament expanded in 1999. All three of those previous low seeds won the championship. No Big Ten team has won the title since Ohio State in 1966. Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2: Pat DeMarco chopped a grounder over third base in the top of the ninth inning to give Vanderbilt its first lead, and the Commodores held on to win and reach the title series. Vanderbilt (57-11) last played in the finals in 2015. Vandy’s potent offense had been all-but stymied for 8 1/3 innings by

Luke Smith. Louisville coach Dan McDonnell had closer Michael McAvene ready to go in the bullpen but left in Smith (6-1) after he walked JJ Bleday with one out. Ethan Paul ripped a double into the right-field corner to score Bleday and tie it 2-2. McAvene came on, and Philip Clarke’s bloop single behind second base put runners on the corners with one out. DeMarco then hit a bouncer that went over third baseman Alex Binelas and landed just inside the line, bringing Paul in for the lead. Louisville (51-18) had a chance against star closer Tyler Brown in the bottom half. Drew Campbell’s one-out grounder down the line bounced off the bag at first and put him into scoring position. That’s as far as he got. Justin Lavey struck out, and second baseman Harrison Ray made a diving catch of Henry Davis’ short infield pop to end the game. Brown earned his 17th save.

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Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith says he hopes to play football again but first is focusing on key rehabilitation needs such as relearning how to run after suffering a broken right leg. In an interview during a massage at a shopping mall with “The Oh My Goff Show,” posted Friday on YouTube, Smith said “the steps I’m at right now are lifestyle steps,” such as being able to play with his kids. Asked whether he will return to football, Smith replied, “That’s the plan.” Smith, 35, suffered a fracture in his right tibia and fibula during a game in November and needed multiple operations. He still wears a stabilizing frame on his lower right leg and says he could need it for another 1½ months. The Redskins finished 7-9 last season and drafted Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the first round. (AP) STLFC to host North Carolina: Fresh off a 1-0 win over Major League Soccer’s FC Cincinnati in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, St. Louis FC returns to league action Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against North Carolina FC at the Soccer Park in Fenton. STLFC is 5-3-4 in United Soccer League Championship action but has struggled through a recent 0-2-2 stretch in league play. By contrast, North Carolina FC (7-2-5) has gone 3-0-2 in recent USL Championship action. In the Open Cup quarterfinals on July 10, STLFC will play defending MLS champion Atlanta United FC in Georgia. (Joe Lyons) Murray’s alive in Queens tourney: Andy Murray’s comeback after a five-month absence will continue into the weekend after his doubles match at Queen’s Club tennis tourney, in London, was suspended because of darkness. He and Feliciano Lopez won the first set 6-4 and were down 5-4 in the second to Daniel Evans and Ken Skupski when play was halted. It’s shaping up to be a busy Saturday for Lopez, as he finishes his doubles match, plays in the singles semifinals and possibly the doubles semifinals after that. He hit 16 aces to beat Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the singles quarterfinals. Lopez next faces Felix Auger-Aliassime. The 18-year-old beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 6-2. (AP)

Elsewhere in tennis: Roger Federer defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach the Halle (Germany) Open semifinals. He next faces Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who advanced when defending champion Borna Coric withdrew because of an injury after Herbert won the first set 7-5. Also, David Goffin stopped Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3) to set up a match with Matteo Berrettini, who beat Karen Khachanov 6-2, 7-6 (4). . . . Ashleigh Barty beat Venus Williams 6-4, 6-3 at the Birmingham (England) Classic. She next faces Barbora Strycova in the semifinals. Strycova beat Kristyna Pliskova 6-2, 6-4. Also, Petra Martic upended Jelena Ostapenko 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-1 and meets Julia Goerges. She beat Yulia Putintseva 6-3. 6-2. (AP) Pitino back to NBA?: Following a half season as president and coach for the EuroLeague’s Panathinaikos, former Kentucky and Louisville universities basketball coach Rick Pitino is seeking a new job. ESPN reported he turned down an offer to return to Panathinaikos, which he coached to a Greek League championship. Pitino, 66, is now eyeing a return to the NBA, he told ESPN. Pitino last coached in the NBA in 2001 after four seasons with the Boston Celtics. He took the job in Greece after being fired from Louisville in the wake of the college basketball corruption scandal. (Lexington, Ky., Herald-Leader) Playfair heads to Oilers: The NHL’s Edmonton Oilers hired former Calgary coach Jim Playfair as an assistant. The move reunites him with Dave Tippett, who was hired as Edmonton’s coach in May. Playfair served as an assistant to Tippett at Arizona from 2011-17. (AP) SIUC hires MU assistant as baseball coach: Missouri assistant coach and recruiting coordinator Lance Rhodes has been hired as the baseball coach at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Rhodes, 34, has led turnarounds at Southeast Missouri State and Missouri. (Southern Illinoisan) Georgia drops receiver: Georgia dismissed junior receiver Jeremiah Holloman from the football team after university police investigated an allegation that he punched and choked his girlfriend. The woman did not want to pursue criminal charges so the case is inactive. He had 24 catches for 418 yards and five touchdowns last season. (AP)


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Pujols is the center of attention Former Cardinals standout makes return to Busch BY STU DURANDO

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As he departed his 23-minute, pregame press conference, Albert Pujols was greeted by familiar faces near the Cardinals’ clubhouse Friday afternoon. He stopped to hug Yadier Molina and Jim Edmonds as the crowd of well-wishers swelled. Before long, Pujols was stopping to greet everyone who shouted his name or stuck out a hand. The long and winding receiving line took Pujols 10 minutes to navigate back to the Angels’ clubhouse. Wandering in shorts and sandals, he hugged stadium attendants and Cardinals employees, shook hands with fans, chatted with kids and refused to ignore anyone who just wanted to be acknowledged. In his eighth season wearing an Angels jersey, Pujols finally returned to Busch and was inserted in the No. 5 spot in the batting order. “I’m not an emotional guy, but I think it’s probably going to get to me,” Pujols said, anticipating his first at-bat. “It’s getting to me right now. … Yadi just FaceTimed me and said ‘Hurry up, we’re waiting for you.’ “Besides the two World Series we accomplished, I think this is probably going to be right up there – this moment, this weekend. I’m going to try to embrace it and enjoy it.” When Pujols emerged to stretch 30 minutes before the game and began running in the outfield, the crowd gave him a semi-standing ovation. The first standing ovation came minutes later after a brief video highlight presentation showed Pujols playing for the Cardinals and the Angels. Finally, the crowd gave Pujols a 90-second standing ovation when he approached the plate in the first inning. He also received a hug from catcher Yadier Molina after raising his helmet to acknowledge the crowd. The ovation would have lasted longer but Pujols flew out to center field on the first pitch he saw. He received another standing ovation before walking his second time at the plate as the crowd chanted “Albert” and then booed upon ball four. As fans entered the stadium, a majority headed for the thirdbase line. They converged on the Angels’ dugout area, piling up five rows deep, and lined the railing all the way to the foul pole, hoping for a glimpse or an autograph. A large throng had gathered early in the day outside of the stadium, but by the time the Angels arrived, most had dispersed amid a heavy downpour. Those hoping to watch Pujols in batting practice were disappointed when it was canceled. If anyone entering the stadium was holding a grudge, Pujols said it’s not something he has experi-

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Albert Pujols walks off the field after warmups on Friday as fans applaud.

Albert Pujols, left, jokes with Paul DeJong and Jose Martinez before Friday’s game. enced. “I know there were a lot of people who probably had hurt feelings, but I came back the same year and never felt that,” he said. “I think at the time it was hurtful. … But I’m being honest. I haven’t felt any bad experience. Maybe 2 or 1 percent of fans were angry and 99 percent say, ‘Hey, it’s just business.’” Pujols left the Cardinals having hit .328 with 445 home runs, 1,329 RBIs and 1,291 runs scored. With the Angels, he has hit .258 with 200 homers, 693 RBIs and 508 runs. He spent considerable time in his press conference praising St. Louis, Cardinals fans and the or-

ganization. He said he was excited for Mike Trout, who he called the best player in the game, to experience the crowd. “Every time I come here, whether I’m doing an event through the foundation or just a weekend with the family, I enjoy it,” Pujols said. “It’s just a great town – not just to play baseball but also to raise a family. That’s why I still have a home here.” Although Pujols returns to St. Louis occasionally, he said he had not been inside of the stadium since leaving in 2011 after the Cardinals won the World Series. One time he was in town for a charitable event, he said he circled the stadium and noted some changes

Albert Pujols embraces Marcell Ozuna before the start of Friday night’s game

but was not motivated to go inside. But he has spent time privately thinking about what he and the Cardinals achieved inside the stadium and the relationships he developed and about which he reminisced. He recalled Darryl Kile telling him before his rookie season not to be afraid to make the All-Star team. He said Molina’s parents once told him, “I give you my younger son and just treat him like your little brother.” He remembered when Edmonds gave him direction when he played the outfield in his early seasons, amazed when a play became easier because Edmonds told him to move slightly in one direction.

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be smart, and take the right path.” Pujols is missed. That became clear here Friday, as he embraced his “little brother” Yadier Molina in the hallway outside the Cardinals’ clubhouse, as manager Mike Shildt spoke about the amazing baseball brain he first picked as a minor-league coach, as thousands stood and cheered, celebrating the 11 years of greatness that ended after the parade of 2011. Shildt told a story about hitting grounders to Pujols on the first day of spring training years ago. Shildt figured the MVP would want to ease into things. Pujols, according to Shildt, looked at Shildt like he had multiple heads. “It’s time to go,” Pujols told Shildt. “Let’s work.” “And then I watched him in the dugout,” Shildt continued. “And he would have his towel, wiping his brow. But he would just be stalking the opposing pitcher. I would sit right beside him, and you could feel, like, this radiation coming off of him. Just into the competition. He’s picking up something. And that never wavered. And that’s a characteristic that few have.” Two things can be true. The Cardinals can be better off without the contract that now is weighing down the Angels’ payroll as Pujols ages. And the Cardinals can be lacking in one of the aspects Pujols provided — a competitive propulsion that became contagious to teammates,

Albert Pujols grins as he receives a standing ovation on his second at-bat of the game, in the fourth inning Friday. coaches, team officials and even fans. The current Cardinals are not a bad team, despite what frustrated fans believe. They are just two games behind the divisionleading Cubs after beating the Angels. They entered Friday in fourth place in the NL wild-card race, with nearly 90 games to go. So, please don’t interpret this as panic. But the Cardinals are lacking something, clearly. If you watch, you know. Pujols did not return to St. Louis as the dominant force he once was. He could say the same of his host. The Cardinals have not played in a World Series since

2013. They have not played for a spot in the World Series since 2014. And by the end of this regular season, they will have gone three years, 11 months and 15 days without one postseason game. This team is supposed to be the one that stops the skid, the one that reclaims a division surrendered. A significant sample size remains unconvincing. A sense of agitation — see Twitter — grows. A growth of disinterest — see the lackluster turnout in AllStar voting — stirs. These Cardinals look too much like previous versions that were left wondering why they wound up a few losses

from the postseason. They lack an offensive identity, and at times seem to be allergic to situational hitting. They let too many catchable fly balls drop, and hit too many catchable fly balls. They are 15-17 against the National League Central. They seem to shrug off mistakes, then make the same mistakes again. Even worse, they have allowed their competitive character to be questioned. Not by a know-nothing sports hack, either. It seemed to go somewhat overlooked during the Blues’ historic run to the Stanley Cup championship, but keen-eyed

But Pujols emphasized that he still believes he made the right choice to join the Angels. He is intent on winning a World Series in Southern California. And he doesn’t yet know what hat he will wear when he one day reaches the Hall of Fame. “I’m really speaking from my heart,” Pujols said. “I’m still playing, so it’s hard for me to think about those things. … When I’m done playing, those are decisions I’m going to have to make. But this game is hard enough, so I try not to think about things I can’t control.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

Jose Oquendo has spotted a soft spot on this baseball team. And while he delivered the news with a smile, its truth should sting. “Sometimes these guys need a kick in the butt once in a while,” Oquendo told Hall of Famer Rick Hummel of the Post-Dispatch during the Cardinals’ recent trip to Miami. A kick can arrive in many ways. A front office can pepper the gumbo with promotions, demotions or additions from the outside. Trades have taken place across baseball, yet the Cardinals have refrained, shuffling pieces in a rotation that needs help and re-ordering a lineup that entered Friday’s game with the third-fewest extra-base hits in the NL. Shildt is a cerebral man, a players’ manager, a thoughtful leader who lacks a fake bone in his body. But he has a fire in his belly. Perhaps it’s time to let it burn a bit brighter. But don’t forget, it’s the players who pitch, hit and catch. The return of Pujols reminds how one man can ignite an organization. You don’t have to be arguably the best righthanded hitter of all time to play with a contagious competitiveness, to inspire — or challenge — those who don’t. You just have to be smart, and take the right path. Somehow, someway, the Cardinals need that kick. Perhaps the return of Pujols can be a nudge toward finding it instead of just a reminder of what is missing. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com


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Pujols is the center of attention Former Cardinals standout makes return to Busch BY STU DURANDO

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

As he departed his 23-minute, pregame press conference, Albert Pujols was greeted by familiar faces near the Cardinals’ clubhouse Friday afternoon. He stopped to hug Yadier Molina and Jim Edmonds as the crowd of well-wishers swelled. Before long, Pujols was stopping to greet everyone who shouted his name or stuck out a hand. The long and winding receiving line took Pujols 10 minutes to navigate back to the Angels’ clubhouse. Wandering in shorts and sandals, he hugged stadium attendants and Cardinals employees, shook hands with fans, chatted with kids and refused to ignore anyone who just wanted to be acknowledged. In his eighth season wearing an Angels jersey, Pujols finally returned to Busch and was inserted in the No. 5 spot in the batting order. He received multiple standing ovations, got a hug from Molina before his first at-bat and heard the sellout crowd chant his name during plate appearances. He finished the game 1-for-2 with an infield single and a walk before leaving for a pinch-runner in the seventh. “It’s pretty amazing. It shows you why they’re the best fans in baseball,” Pujols said. “I’m just glad to be able to play here 11 years and have the great memories. I was pretty close to dropping a couple of tears, especially when I hugged Yadi and we had that little moment to ourselves.” When Pujols emerged to stretch 30 minutes before the game and began running in the outfield, the crowd gave him a semi-standing ovation. The first standing ovation came minutes later after a brief video highlight presentation showed him playing for the Cardinals and Angels. Finally, the crowd gave Pujols a 90-second standing ovation when he approached the plate in the first inning. After raising his helmet to acknowledge the crowd, Molina hugged him. “That’s the bond we have between me and him,” Pujols said. “It might happen tomorrow. It might happen Sunday again. … I was going to do it even if he wasn’t going to do it.” The ovation would have lasted longer but Pujols flew out to center field on the first pitch he saw. He received another standing ovation before walking his second time at the plate as the crowd chanted “Albert” and then booed upon ball four. As fans entered the stadium, a majority headed for the thirdbase line. They converged on the Angels’ dugout area, piling up five rows deep, and lined the railing all the way to the foul pole, hoping for a glimpse or an autograph. A large throng had gathered early in the day outside of the stadium, but by the time the Angels

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Albert Pujols walks off the field after warmups on Friday as fans applaud.

Albert Pujols, left, jokes with Paul DeJong and Jose Martinez before Friday’s game. arrived most had dispersed amid a heavy downpour. Those hoping to watch Pujols in batting practice were disappointed when it was canceled. If anyone entering the stadium was holding a grudge, Pujols said it’s not something he has experienced. “I know there were a lot of people who probably had hurt feelings, but I came back the same year and never felt that,” he said. “I think at the time it was hurtful. … But I’m being honest. I haven’t felt any bad experience. Maybe 2 or 1 percent of fans were angry and 99 percent say, ‘Hey, it’s just business.’” Pujols left the Cardinals having hit .328 with 445 home runs, 1,329 RBIs and 1,291 runs scored.

With the Angels, he has hit .258 with 200 homers, 693 RBIs and 508 runs. He spent considerable time in his press conference praising St. Louis, Cardinals fans and the organization. He said he was excited for Mike Trout, who he called the best player in the game, to experience the crowd. “Every time I come here, whether I’m doing an event through the foundation or just a weekend with the family, I enjoy it,” Pujols said. “It’s just a great town – not just to play baseball but also to raise a family. That’s why I still have a home here.” Although Pujols returns to St. Louis occasionally, he said he had not been inside of the stadium since leaving in 2011 after the Car-

Albert Pujols embraces Marcell Ozuna before the start of Friday night’s game

dinals won the World Series. One time he was in town for a charitable event, he said he circled the stadium and noted some changes but was not motivated to go inside. But he has spent time privately thinking about what he and the Cardinals achieved inside the stadium and the relationships he developed and about which he reminisced. He recalled Darryl Kile telling him before his rookie season not to be afraid to make the All-Star team. He said Molina’s parents once told him, “I give you my younger son and just treat him like your little brother.” He remembered when Edmonds gave him direction when he played the outfield in his early seasons, amazed when a play became eas-

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just have to be smart, and take the right path.” Pujols is missed. That became clear here Friday, as he embraced his “little brother” Yadier Molina in the hallway outside the Cardinals’ clubhouse, as manager Mike Shildt spoke about the amazing baseball brain he first picked as a minor-league coach, as thousands stood and cheered, celebrating the 11 years of greatness that ended after the World Series parade of 2011. Shildt told a story about hitting grounders to Pujols on the first day of spring training years ago. Shildt figured the MVP would want to ease into things. Pujols, according to Shildt, looked at Shildt like he had multiple heads. “It’s time to go,” Pujols told Shildt. “Let’s work.” “And then I watched him in the dugout,” Shildt continued. “And he would have his towel, wiping his brow. But he would just be stalking the opposing pitcher. I would sit right beside him, and you could feel, like, this radiation coming off of him. Just into the competition. He’s picking up something. And that never wavered. And that’s a characteristic that few have.” Two things can be true. The Cardinals can be better off without the contract that now is weighing down the Angels’ payroll as Pujols ages. And the Cardinals can be lacking in one of the aspects Pujols provided — a competitive propulsion that became contagious to teammates,

Albert Pujols grins as he receives a standing ovation on his second at-bat of the game, in the fourth inning Friday. coaches, team officials and even fans. The current Cardinals are not a bad team, despite what frustrated fans believe. They are just two games behind the division-leading Cubs after beating the Angels 5-1. As soon as Friday’s impressively crisp win was finished, they were tied for third in the NL wildcard race, with 87 games to go. So, please don’t interpret this as panic. But the Cardinals are at times lacking something. If you watch, you know. Pujols did not return to St. Louis as the dominant force he once was. He could say the same of this weekend’s host. The Car-

dinals have not played in a World Series since 2013. They have not played for a spot in the World Series since 2014. And by the end of this regular season, they will have gone three years, 11 months and 15 days without one postseason game. This team is supposed to be the one that stops the skid, the one that reclaims a division surrendered. A significant sample size remains unconvincing. A sense of agitation — see Twitter — grows. A growth of disinterest — see the lackluster turnout in All-Star voting — stirs. These Cardinals at times look too much like previous versions that were left wonder-

ing why they wound up a few wins short. They lack an offensive identity, and can seem to be allergic to situational hitting. They let too many catchable fly balls drop, and hit too many catchable fly balls. They are 15-17 against the National League Central. They seem to shrug off mistakes, then make the same mistakes again. Even worse, they have allowed their competitive character to be questioned. Not by a know-nothing sports hack, either. It seemed to go somewhat overlooked during the Blues’ historic run to the Stanley Cup champion-

ier because Edmonds told him to move slightly in one direction. But Pujols emphasized that he still believes he made the right choice to join the Angels. He is intent on winning a World Series in Southern California. And he doesn’t yet know what hat he will wear when he one day reaches the Hall of Fame. “I’m really speaking from my heart,” Pujols said. “I’m still playing, so it’s hard for me to think about those things. … When I’m done playing, those are decisions I’m going to have to make. But this game is hard enough, so I try not to think about things I can’t control.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

ship, but keen-eyed Jose Oquendo has spotted a soft spot on this baseball team. And while he delivered the news with a smile, its truth should sting. “Sometimes these guys need a kick in the butt once in a while,” Oquendo told Hall of Famer Rick Hummel of the Post-Dispatch during the Cardinals’ recent trip to Miami. A kick can arrive in many ways. A front office can pepper the gumbo with promotions, demotions or additions from the outside. Trades have taken place across baseball, yet the Cardinals have refrained, shuffling pieces in a rotation that needs help and reordering a lineup that entered Friday’s game with the third-fewest extra-base hits in the NL. Shildt is a cerebral man, a players’ manager, a thoughtful leader who lacks a fake bone in his body. But he has a fire in his belly. Perhaps it’s time to let it burn a bit brighter. But don’t forget, it’s the players who pitch, hit and catch. The return of Pujols reminds how one man can ignite an organization. You don’t have to be arguably the best righthanded hitter of all time to play with a contagious competitiveness, to inspire — or challenge — those who don’t. You just have to be smart, and take the right path. Somehow, someway, the Cardinals need that kick. Perhaps the return of Pujols can be a nudge toward finding it instead of just a reminder of what is missing. Ben Frederickson @Ben_Fred on Twitter bfrederickson@post-dispatch.com


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FRIDAY’S GAMES

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Atlanta Philadelphia Washington New York Miami Central Chicago Milwaukee Cardinals Cincinnati Pittsburgh West Los Angeles Colorado Arizona San Diego San Francisco

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L 32 36 38 40 46 L 34 35 36 38 40 L 25 34 38 38 42

Pct .579 .520 .493 .474 .378 Pct .547 .533 .520 .479 .459 Pct .671 .541 .500 .500 .425

GB WC L10 — _ 7-3 4½ 1 2-8 6½ 3 7-3 8 4½ 4-6 1511½ 5-5 GB WC L10 — _ 4-6 1 — 3-7 2 1 6-4 5 4 7-3 6½ 5½ 4-6 GB WC L10 — _ 6-4 10 — 7-3 13 2½ 4-6 13 2½ 5-5 18½ 8 5-5

Str L-1 L-5 W-5 W-1 W-2 Str L-1 L-4 W-1 W-5 W-2 Str W-3 W-3 L-4 L-1 L-3

Home 24-17 23-15 21-17 20-14 13-25 Home 26-13 22-14 23-15 19-17 15-19 Home 31-9 22-15 14-19 21-20 15-21

Away 20-15 16-21 16-21 16-26 15-21 Away 15-21 18-21 16-21 16-21 19-21 Away 20-16 18-19 24-19 17-18 16-21

Thursday’s results Colorado 6, Arizona 4, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 7, N.Y. Mets 4 Washington 7, Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 7, Milwaukee 1 Miami 7, St. Louis 6, 11 innings L.A. Dodgers 9, San Francisco 8 NY Mets 5, Cubs 4 Miami 2, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 2, San Diego 1 Washington 4, Atlanta 3

Friday’s results Cincinnati at Milwaukee, (n) Cardinals 5, LA Angels 1 San Francisco at Arizona, (n) Colorado at LA Dodgers, (n)

Today’s games L.A. Angels (Pena 5-1) at St. Louis (Hudson 5-3), 1:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 5-5) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 4-6), 1:20 p.m. Miami (Hernandez 0-2) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 2-4), 3:05 p.m. San Diego (Paddack 4-4) at Pittsburgh (Archer 3-6), 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Castillo 7-1) at Milwaukee (Chacin 3-8), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Foltynewicz 2-5) at Washington (Sanchez 3-6), 6:15 p.m. Colorado (Lambert 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 9-1), 6:15 p.m. San Francisco (Beede 1-2) at Arizona (TBD), 9:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE East New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore Central Minnesota Cleveland Chicago Detroit Kansas City West Houston Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle

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WC _ — — 14½ 20 WC _ 1 4 13 15½ WC _ 1½ 1½ 4 10

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Str W-7 L-4 W-2 L-1 L-9 Str W-1 W-1 W-1 L-2 L-1 Str L-6 W-4 L-1 L-2 W-2

Home 27-13 20-18 18-17 13-25 9-28 Home 24-13 21-17 20-17 11-24 15-24 Home 27-11 23-17 26-15 19-18 15-24

Away 21-14 23-14 24-18 14-24 12-26 Away 25-13 19-18 16-20 15-21 11-26 Away 21-18 17-19 14-21 19-21 18-22

Thursday’s results Texas 4, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Yankees 10, Houston 6 Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 7, L.A. Angels 5 (10) Seattle 5, Baltimore 2 Friday’s results NY Yankees 4, Houston 1 Cardinals 5, LA Angels 1 Boston 7, Toronto 5, 10 innings Minnesota 8, Kansas City 1 Cleveland 7, Detroit 6 Tampa Bay at Oakland, (n) White Sox 5, Texas 4, 10 innings Baltimore at Seattle, (n) Today’s games L.A. Angels (Pena 5-1) at St. Louis (Hudson 5-3), 1:15 p.m. Minnesota (Berrios 8-3) at Kansas City (Duffy 3-3), 1:15 p.m. Toronto (TBD) at Boston (Johnson 1-1), 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Chirinos 7-3) at Oakland (Fiers 7-3), 3:07 p.m. Baltimore (Cashner 6-3) at Seattle (Milone 1-1), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (Turnbull 3-6) at Cleveland (Civale 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Houston (Miley 6-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 5-5), 6:15 p.m. White Sox (Despaigne 0-2) at Texas (Lynn 8-4), 8:05 p.m.

Judge leads off in Yankees’ victory a row. Jose Quijada struck out pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez to leave runners at first and third in the eighth. Sergio Romo finished for his 14th save.

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NEW YORK — Looking for a big start, the New York Yankees found an unorthodox spot for Aaron Judge in his long-awaited return to the lineup. After missing two months with a left oblique injury, Judge was back Friday night against Houston and batted leadoff for the first time in his major league career. Normally the team’s No. 2 hitter, the 6-foot7, 282-pound slugger was moved to the top spot as manager Aaron Boone toys with how best to arrange his power-packed batting order. Regular leadoff man DJ LeMahieu was rested. “I’m just trying to get my best players up there as much as possible,” Boone said. He went 0-for-4, but the Yankees got home runs from Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres for the third game in a row and that was just enough. Sanchez and Torres each drove in two runs as New York defeated Houston 4-1 for a seventh straight victory. James Paxton went fiveplus innings for the win. The Astros wasted a strong six-inning outing by Brad Peacock, who allowed

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Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel, making his first start of the season after signing as a free agent, fires a pitch against the Nationals on Friday night in Washington. two runs on five hits and struck out 11. Houston had two runners on in the ninth but closer Aroldis Chapman struck out Yordan Alvarez to end it. Judge received a boisterous ovation from the Yankee Stadium crowd when he was announced. NATIONALS 4, BRAVES 3: Dallas Keuchel labored through five innings in his Atlanta debut, coughing up a 3-0 lead as the Braves lost to host Washington. Keuchel signed a one-year, $13 million contract on July 7 with the NL East-leading

METS 5, CUBS 4: Jeff McNeil homered and drove in three runs while making his first career start in right field, helping New York beat host Chicago. Michael Conforto also connected as the slumping Mets won for just the fourth time in their last 11 games. Brooks Pounders got four outs for his first victory since he was acquired in a deal with Cleveland last week. Addison Russell hit a two-run homer for Chicago, which dropped to 2-2 on a 10-game homestand.

Braves, who hope he can help lead them to the postseason. The left-hander then made two minor league starts before he was recalled PIRATES 2, PADRES 1: Joe Friday from Double-A Mis- Musgrove pitched five-hit, sissippi. one-run ball through seven innings, and host Pittsburgh INDIANS 7, TIGERS 6: Carlos capitalized on two errors by Santana, Jordan Luplow and San Diego’s Manny Machado Tyler Naquin each hit home in a win over the Padres. runs and host Cleveland Machado, playing his edged Detroit. 1,000th major league game, fumbled a ground ball from MARLINS 2, PHILLIES 1: Jung Ho Kang in the seventh Sandy Alcantara pitched 7º inning before tossing it past sharp innings, Bryan Hol- first base. Jose Osuna drove aday hit a solo homer and in Steven Brault, who was Miami beat host Philadel- pinch-running for Kang, to phia, which has lost five in give the Pirates a 2-1 lead.

BOX SCORES Pirates 2, Padres 1 San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Tatis Jr. ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .325 Hosmer 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .284 Machado 3b 3 1 1 1 1 2 .271 Renfroe lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .251 F.Reyes rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .249 Myers cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .224 Kinsler 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .218 Mejia c 4 0 2 0 0 1 .197 Lauer p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .091 Garcia ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .262 Margot ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 Totals 34 1 7 1 2 9 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Newman 2b-ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .315 Reynolds lf-rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .354 Marte cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .283 Bell 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .312 Cabrera rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .320 Dickerson lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Kang ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .148 Brault pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 Frazier 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Osuna 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .208 Diaz c 2 0 1 0 1 0 .280 Musgrove p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .154 Moran 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .276 Totals 28 2 6 2 1 5 San Diego 000 100 000 — 1 7 2 Pittsburgh 100 000 10x — 2 6 2 E — Machado 2 (7), Bell (5), Diaz (4). LOB — San Diego 8, Pittsburgh 4. 2B — Myers (10), Mejia (4), Lauer (1), Marte (15). HR — Machado (15), off Musgrove. RBIs — Machado (43), Marte (37), Osuna (6). S — Musgrove. DP — San Diego 1. San Diego IP H R ER BB SO ERA Lauer, L, 5-7 7 5 2 1 1 4 4.32 Wingenter 1 1 0 0 0 1 3.81 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO ERA Musgrove, W, 5-7 7 5 1 1 0 8 4.57 Crick, H, 11 1 1 0 0 2 1 2.77 Vazquez, S, 18-19 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.99 T — 2:35. Att. — 33,437

Mets 5, Cubs 4

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Indians lose Clevinger again CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians placed pitcher Mike Clevinger on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained left ankle. He twisted the ankle while coming off the mound to cover first base in the second inning against Texas on Tuesday. He was making his first start since April 7, when he strained a back muscle. The right-hander was scheduled to start today against Detroit. Injuries have limited Clevinger to three starts this season.

Mayor no fan of “silly” business ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rick Kriseman, the mayor of St. Petersburg, said he isn’t into the “silly” business he thinks Major League Baseball and the Tampa Bay Rays are conducting. Thus, he said he won’t introduce a proposed deal that would see the Rays split time in Montreal. MLB gave the Rays permission to explore the idea of hosting home games in St. Petersburg and Montreal. But Kriseman said he won’t allow the deal to happen before the lease is up in 2027. BRIEFLY RANGERS: Texas third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera has been suspended for four games and fined for throwing equipment at the umpire following an ejection in Thursday’s win over the Cleveland Indians. GIANTS: San Francisco claimed outfielder Joey Rickard off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. BRAVES: Josh Donaldson reportedly won his appeal of a one-game suspension handed down by MLB for a benches-clearing incident earlier this month. — Wire reports

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Major League Baseball suspended Oakland Athletics pitcher Frankie Montas for 80 games without pay after testing positive for Ostarine, a performanceenhancing substance. An apologetic Montas, who is 9-2 with a 2.70 ERA this season, said he “unknowingly ingested a contaminated supplement that I had purchased over the counter at a nutrition store.” — MLB.com

New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McNeil rf-lf 5 1 2 3 0 1 .341 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .271 Cano 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Conforto cf-rf 3 2 1 1 1 1 .258 Davis 3b 2 0 1 0 2 0 .275 Frazier 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Smith lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .326 Lagares cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 Hechavarria ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .239 Nido c 4 1 1 0 0 2 .219 Vargas p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .056 Rosario ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 Gomez ph-lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .210 Totals 33 5 7 4 4 11 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Schwarber lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Bryant rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .277 Baez ss 3 1 0 0 1 1 .283 Contreras c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .291 Bote 3b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .269 Almora Jr. cf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .251 Caratini ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Darvish p 2 1 2 1 0 0 .107 Descalso ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 Heyward cf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .248 Russell 2b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .239 Totals 33 4 6 4 2 6 New York 012 001 100 — 5 7 2 Chicago 020 020 000 — 4 6 1 E — Davis (5), Hechavarria (5), Bote (8). LOB — New York 5, Chicago 4. 2B — Cano (16), Bryant (20). HR — McNeil (5), off Darvish; Conforto (15), off Darvish; Russell (5), off Vargas. RBIs — McNeil 3 (24), Conforto (37), Almora Jr. (22), Darvish (2), Russell 2 (12). SB — Baez (4), Bote (2). DP — Chicago 1. New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Vargas 42/3 4 4 2 2 3 3.75 Pounders, W, 1-0 11/3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Lugo, H, 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 2.23 Diaz, S, 16-19 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.64 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA Darvish 6 4 4 4 2 6 4.75 2 /3 1 1 1 0 1 6.35 Brach, L, 3-2 Montgomery 11/3 2 0 0 1 1 4.26 Wick 1 0 0 0 1 3 4.50 Inherited runners-scored — Pounders 1-0, Montgomery 1-1. WP — Brach. T — 3:11. Att. — 41,078

Indians 7, Tigers 6 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jones cf 4 2 2 0 1 0 .242 Stewart lf 5 1 3 2 0 1 .243 Castellanos rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 .271 Cabrera dh 5 0 1 0 0 2 .295 Goodrum ss 4 0 1 1 0 3 .232 Dixon 1b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .278 Castro 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .262 Wilson c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Beckham 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .234 Totals 38 6 12 6 2 10 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 4 1 1 0 1 0 .292 Mercado cf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .303 Santana 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .295 Luplow lf 4 1 1 1 0 3 .260 Ramirez 3b 4 2 2 0 0 0 .206 Kipnis 2b 3 1 2 1 0 0 .233 R.Perez c 3 0 2 1 1 1 .246 Bauers dh 3 0 0 1 0 0 .227 Naquin rf 4 1 2 1 0 2 .282 Totals 34 7 12 7 2 9 Detroit 011 120 001 — 6 12 0 Cleveland 200 012 02x — 7 12 0 LOB — Detroit 7, Cleveland 7. 2B — Jones (11), Castellanos (24), Goodrum (16), Beckham (9). 3B — Kipnis (1). HR — Dixon (9), off Bauer; Stewart (6), off Bauer; Santana (16), off Boyd; Naquin (4), off Boyd; Luplow (9), off Boyd. RBIs — Stewart 2 (26), Castellanos (26), Goodrum (21), Dixon (30), Beckham (6), Santana 2 (46), Luplow (23), Kipnis (26), R.Perez (30), Bauers (28), Naquin (16). SB — Castro (2), Lindor (10). SF — Bauers. S — Kipnis. LIDP — Castellanos. DP — Cleveland 1. Detroit IP H R ER BB SO ERA Boyd 6 7 5 5 2 6 3.61 Farmer 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.71 Jimenez, L, 2-5 1/3 2 2 2 0 1 5.16 1 /3 2 0 0 0 0 4.26 Stumpf 1 Adams /3 0 0 0 0 1 7.59 Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bauer 4 10 5 5 1 5 3.69 Goody 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.35 Wittgren 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.73 Clippard 11/3 0 0 0 0 3 3.05 2 Cimber, W, 3-2 /3 0 0 0 0 0 3.71 Hand, S, 21-21 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.11 Inherited runners-scored — Stumpf 1-1, Adams 2-0, Goody 2-0. T — 3:16. Att. — 30,717

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve leaps over Yankees’ Didi Gregorius after forcing the runner at second and throwing to first for a double play on a ball hit by Giancarlo Stanton on Friday in New York. Yankees 4, Astros 1

Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Bregman ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Brantley rf-lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .314 Altuve 2b 4 0 3 0 1 0 .248 Alvarez dh 4 0 0 0 1 1 .308 Gurriel 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .263 Chirinos c 3 0 0 0 1 3 .234 White 1b 2 1 1 0 2 1 .234 Marisnick cf 2 0 1 1 0 1 .252 Reddick ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .293 Straw lf-cf 3 0 1 0 1 2 .286 Totals 33 1 7 1 7 11 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Judge rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Sanchez c 4 1 2 2 0 1 .274 Gregorius ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .262 Stanton dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .238 Encarnacion 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .236 Gardner cf-lf 3 1 1 0 0 2 .236 Torres 2b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .287 Urshela 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .307 Maybin lf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .314 Hicks cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .194 Totals 31 4 8 4 0 12 Houston 000 100 000 — 1 7 1 New York 002 000 20x — 4 8 0 E — Bregman (6). LOB — Houston 12, New York 3. 2B — Gurriel (18), White (12), Marisnick (11), Straw (2), Sanchez (7), Gardner (10). HR — Sanchez (23), off Peacock; Torres (18), off Rondon. RBIs — Marisnick (20), Sanchez 2 (52), Torres 2 (45). DP — Houston 1; New York 1. Houston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Peacock, L, 6-5 6 5 2 2 0 11 3.62 Rondon 1 3 2 2 0 0 3.07 Devenski 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.45 New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Paxton, W, 5-3 5 5 1 1 3 7 3.75 Ottavino, H, 16 11/3 0 0 0 1 2 1.62 2 /3 1 0 0 0 0 3.07 Kahnle, H, 14 Britton, H, 15 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.59 Chapman, S, 21-23 1 1 0 0 1 2 1.24 T — 3:06. Att. — 41,166

Marlins 2, Phillies 1 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Rojas ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .274 Ramirez lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .314 B.Anderson 3b 3 1 1 0 0 1 .247 Castro 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .232 Puello rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .367 Riddle cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .190 Holaday c 3 1 1 1 1 0 .259 Rivera 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .059 Alcantara p 3 0 0 0 0 3 .200 Totals 33 2 6 1 1 12 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Harper rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 .242 Hoskins 1b 4 0 3 0 1 0 .272 Bruce lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .236 Realmuto c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .265 Segura ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .269 Kingery 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .336 Hernandez 2b 3 0 2 0 1 0 .268 Nola p 2 0 0 0 1 0 .036 Miller ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 Rodriguez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .234 Quinn cf 3 1 1 0 1 2 .125 Totals 35 1 9 0 4 8 Miami 010 001 000 — 2 6 0 Philadelphia 001 000 000 — 1 9 2 E — Kingery 2 (4). LOB — Miami 6, Philadelphia 11. 2B — B.Anderson (15), Hoskins 2 (16), Kingery (14), Quinn (1). HR — Holaday (2), off Nola. RBIs — Holaday (6). SB — Harper (4), Segura (5), Quinn (2). CS — Holaday (1). FIDP — Holaday. DP — Miami 1; Philadelphia 1. Miami IP H R ER BB SO ERA Alcantara, W, 4-6 72/3 8 1 1 4 6 3.51 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 1.93 Quijada, H, 2 Romo, S, 14-15 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.76 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO ERA Nola, L, 6-2 8 6 2 1 1 10 4.55 Neris 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.59 T — 2:56. Att. — 44,420

Nationals 4, Braves 3 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Acuna Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .289 Swanson ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 .260 Freeman 1b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .314 Donaldson 3b 3 0 2 0 1 1 .265 Markakis rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .274 Riley lf 4 1 1 2 0 2 .291 McCann c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .289 Camargo pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Albies 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282 Keuchel p 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Joyce ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .304 Culberson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 Totals 34 3 8 3 4 7 Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Turner ss 5 0 1 0 0 3 .273 Soto lf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .300 Rendon 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .313 Kendrick 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .337 Dozier 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .235 Robles rf 2 1 1 1 0 0 .243 Taylor cf 3 0 0 1 0 1 .222 Gomes c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .224 Strasburg p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .091 Eaton ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .276 Parra ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .213 Totals 32 4 8 4 2 6 Atlanta 021 000 000 — 3 8 1 Washington 000 310 00x — 4 8 0 E — Albies (3). LOB — Atlanta 8, Washington 9. 2B — Freeman (19), Donaldson (18), Soto (15). 3B — Soto (2), Robles (2). HR — Riley (12), off Strasburg; Gomes (3), off Keuchel. RBIs — Freeman (56), Riley 2 (34), Rendon (52), Robles (33), Taylor (2), Gomes (20). S — Taylor. DP — Washington 1. Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO ERA Keuchel, L, 0-1 5 8 4 3 0 3 5.40 Toussaint 1 0 0 0 2 1 4.68 Webb 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.35 Washington IP H R ER BB SO ERA Strasburg, W, 8-4 6 5 3 3 3 5 3.79 Guerra, H, 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.97 2 Sipp, H, 7 /3 1 0 0 0 1 4.80 1 Rosenthal, H, 1 /3 0 0 0 0 0 18.47 Suero, S, 1-3 1 1 0 0 1 1 5.74 Inherited runners-scored — Rosenthal 1-0. HBP — Keuchel 2 (Robles,Robles). WP — Toussaint. PB — McCann (4). T — 3:01. Att. — 34,212

MLB CALENDAR June 29-30 — New York Yankees vs. Boston at London. July 2 — International amateur signing period opens. July 9 — All-Star Game at Cleveland. July 12 — Deadline for drafted players to sign, except for players who have exhausted college eligibility. July 21— Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day during the season to trade a player. Aug. 18 — Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Cubs at Williamsport, Pa.

THIS DATE IN BASEBALL 1925 — The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 24-6 with Kiki Cuyler and Pie Traynor each hitting a grand slam and Max Carey getting two hits in the first and eighth innings. 1930 — Lou Gehrig hit three home runs to lead the New York Yankees to a 20-13 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics in the second game of a doubleheader. Babe Ruth, who hit three homers in the nightcap the previous day, hit two homers in the opener and one in the nightcap for the Yankees. Ruth tied major league records for five homers in two games and six homers in three games. 1944 — Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves threw a five-inning 7-0 no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia Phillies. 1947 — Cincinnati’s Ewell Blackwell almost duplicated Johnny Vander Meer’s double no-hit record by following up his June 18 gem over Boston. Brooklyn’s Eddie Stanky singled with one out in the ninth to end Blackwell’s bid. Blackwell ended up with a 4-0 two-hitter. 1962 — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Boog Powell became the first batter to hit a home run over the centerfield hedge at Memorial Stadium. The 469-foot clout came off Don Schwall of the Boston Red Sox. 1982 — Philadelphia’s Pete Rose doubled off John Stuper of St. Louis in the third inning to take over second place (3,772) on the career hit list.


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FRIDAY’S GAMES

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Atlanta Philadelphia Washington New York Miami Central Chicago Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh West Los Angeles Colorado San Diego Arizona San Francisco

W 44 39 37 36 28 W 41 40 39 36 34 W 52 40 38 38 32

L 32 36 38 40 46 L 34 36 36 38 40 L 25 35 38 39 42

Pct .579 .520 .493 .474 .378 Pct .547 .526 .520 .486 .459 Pct .675 .533 .500 .494 .432

GB WC L10 — — 7-3 4½ 1 2-8 6½ 3 7-3 8 4½ 4-6 1511½ 5-5 GB WC L10 — — 4-6 1½ — 2-8 2 ½ 6-4 4½ 3 7-3 6½ 5 4-6 GB WC L10 — — 7-3 11 — 6-4 13½ 2 5-5 14 2½ 3-7 18½ 7 6-4

Str L-1 L-5 W-5 W-1 W-2 Str L-1 L-5 W-1 W-6 W-2 Str W-4 L-1 L-1 L-5 W-1

Home 24-17 23-15 21-17 20-14 13-25 Home 26-13 22-15 23-15 19-17 15-19 Home 32-9 22-15 21-20 14-20 15-21

Away 20-15 16-21 16-21 16-26 15-21 Away 15-21 18-21 16-21 17-21 19-21 Away 20-16 18-20 17-18 24-19 17-21

Thursday’s results Colorado 6, Arizona 4, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 7, N.Y. Mets 4 Washington 7, Philadelphia 4 Cincinnati 7, Milwaukee 1 Miami 7, St. Louis 6, 11 innings L.A. Dodgers 9, San Francisco 8 Friday’s results N.Y. Mets 5, Chicago Cubs 4 St. Louis 5, L.A. Angels 1 Washington 4, Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 11, Milwaukee 7 Pittsburgh 2, San Diego 1 San Francisco 11, Arizona 5 Miami 2, Philadelphia 1 L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 2 Today’s games L.A. Angels (Pena 5-1) at St. Louis (Hudson 5-3), 1:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Wheeler 5-5) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 4-6), 1:20 p.m. Miami (Hernandez 0-2) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 2-4), 3:05 p.m. San Diego (Paddack 4-4) at Pittsburgh (Archer 3-6), 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Castillo 7-1) at Milwaukee (Chacin 3-8), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Foltynewicz 2-5) at Washington (Sanchez 3-6), 6:15 p.m. Colorado (Lambert 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 9-1), 6:15 p.m. San Francisco (Beede 1-2) at Arizona (TBD), 9:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE East New York Tampa Bay Boston Toronto Baltimore Central Minnesota Cleveland Chicago Detroit Kansas City West Houston Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle

W 48 43 41 27 21 W 49 40 36 26 26 W 48 40 40 38 33

L 27 32 35 48 54 L 26 35 37 45 50 L 29 36 36 39 46

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Pct GB WC L10 Str Home .640 — — 7-3 W-7 27-13 .573 5 — 2-8 L-4 20-18 .539 7½ — 7-3 W-1 17-17 .360 21 13½ 4-6 W-1 13-25 .280 27 19½ 1-9 L-9 9-28 Pct GB WC L10 Str Home .653 — — 5-5 W-1 24-13 .533 9 1 7-3 W-1 21-17 .493 12 4 6-4 W-1 20-17 .366 21 13 2-8 L-2 11-24 .342 23½ 15½ 5-5 L-1 15-24 Pct GB WC L10 Str Home .623 — — 3-7 L-6 27-11 .526 7½ 1½ 7-3 W-4 23-17 .526 7½ 1½ 4-6 L-1 26-15 .494 10 4 6-4 L-2 19-18 .418 16 10 5-5 W-2 15-24

Away 21-14 23-14 24-18 14-23 12-26 Away 25-13 19-18 16-20 15-21 11-26 Away 21-18 17-19 14-21 19-21 18-22

Thursday’s results Texas 4, Cleveland 2 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 1 N.Y. Yankees 10, Houston 6 Oakland 5, Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 7, L.A. Angels 5 (10) Seattle 5, Baltimore 2 Friday’s results N.Y. Yankees 4, Houston 1 St. Louis 5, L.A. Angels 1 Cleveland 7, Detroit 6 Minnesota 8, Kansas City 7 Boston 7, Toronto 5 (10) Tampa Bay at Oakland, (n) Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 4 (10) Baltimore at Seattle, (n) Today’s games L.A. Angels (Pena 5-1) at St. Louis (Hudson 5-3), 1:15 p.m. Minnesota (Berrios 8-3) at Kansas City (Duffy 3-3), 1:15 p.m. Toronto (TBD) at Boston (Johnson 1-1), 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Chirinos 7-3) at Oakland (Fiers 7-3), 3:07 p.m. Baltimore (Cashner 6-3) at Seattle (Milone 1-1), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (Turnbull 3-6) at Cleveland (Civale 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Houston (Miley 6-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 5-5), 6:15 p.m. White Sox (Despaigne 0-2) at Texas (Lynn 8-4), 8:05 p.m.

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Indians lose Clevinger again CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians placed pitcher Mike Clevinger on the 10-day injured list because of a sprained left ankle. He twisted the ankle while coming off the mound to cover first base in the second inning against Texas on Tuesday. He was making his first start since April 7, when he strained a back muscle. The right-hander was scheduled to start today against Detroit. Injuries have limited Clevinger to three starts this season.

Mayor no fan of “silly” business ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Rick Kriseman, the mayor of St. Petersburg, said he isn’t into the “silly” business he thinks Major League Baseball and the Tampa Bay Rays are conducting. Thus, he said he won’t introduce a proposed deal that would see the Rays split time in Montreal. MLB gave the Rays permission to explore the idea of hosting home games in St. Petersburg and Montreal. But Kriseman said he won’t allow the deal to happen before the lease is up in 2027. BRIEFLY RANGERS: Texas third baseman Asdrúbal Cabrera has been suspended for four games and fined for throwing equipment at the umpire following an ejection in Thursday’s win over the Cleveland Indians. GIANTS: San Francisco claimed outfielder Joey Rickard off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. BRAVES: Josh Donaldson reportedly won his appeal of a one-game suspension handed down by MLB for a benches-clearing incident earlier this month. — Wire reports

STAT OF THE DAY

10

Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish recorded his 10th consecutive no-decision in Friday’s 5-4 loss to the Mets, extending his team record in that odd category. More than 40 years have passed since a pitcher earned so many consecutive no-decisions. The Phillies’ Randy Lerch took 10 straight in 1977. — Chicago Tribune

Judge leads off in Yankees’ victory ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Looking for a big start, the New York Yankees found an unorthodox spot for Aaron Judge in his long-awaited return to the lineup. After missing two months with a left oblique injury, Judge was back Friday night against Houston and batted leadoff for the first time in his major league career. Normally the team’s No. 2 hitter, the 6-foot7, 282-pound slugger was moved to the top spot as manager Aaron Boone toys with how best to arrange his power-packed batting order. Regular leadoff man DJ LeMahieu was rested. He went 0-for-4, but the Yankees got home runs from Gary Sanchez and Gleyber Torres for the third game in a row and that was just enough. Sanchez and Torres each drove in two runs as New York defeated Houston 4-1 for a seventh straight victory. REDS 11, BREWERS 7: José Iglesias had four hits and drove in two runs and Cincinnati withstood another homer from major league leader Christian Yelich to win in Milwaukee for its season-high sixth straight win. GIANTS 11, DIAMONDBACKS 5: Alex Dickerson had a

Tyler Naquin each hit home runs and host Cleveland edged Detroit. MARLINS 2, PHILLIES 1: Sandy Alcantara pitched 7º sharp innings, Bryan Holaday hit a solo homer and Miami beat host Philadelphia, which has lost five in a row. Jose Quijada struck out pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguez to leave runners at first and third in the eighth. Sergio Romo finished for his 14th save. ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOS

Braves starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel, making his first start of the season after signing as a free agent, fires a pitch against the Nationals on Friday night in Washington. grand slam and six RBIs in his San Francisco debut, and Kevin Pillar had four RBIs as the Giants beat Arizona in Phoenix. DODGERS 4, ROCKIES 2: Walker Buehler struck out a career-high 16 in his first complete game and Los Angeles rallied on Matt Beaty’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to beat Colorado at Dodger Stadium.

RED SOX 7, BLUE JAYS 5: Christian Vázquez hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to cap host Boston’s comeback from four runs down to beat Toronto.

NATIONALS 4, BRAVES 3: Dallas Keuchel labored through five innings in his Atlanta debut, coughing up a 3-0 lead as the Braves lost to host Washington. Keuchel signed a one-year, $13 million contract on July 7 with the NL East-leading TWINS 8, ROYALS 7: ChesBraves, who hope he can lor Cuthbert homered and help lead them to the postdrove in three runs, and season. Miguel Sano homered in a three-run eighth as Minne- INDIANS 7, TIGERS 6: Carlos sota beat host Kansas City. Santana, Jordan Luplow and

WHITE SOX 5, RANGERS 4 (10): Eloy Jiménez scored on a sacrifice squeeze bunt by Yolmer Sánchez in the 10th inning and Chicago beat host Texas. METS 5, CUBS 4: Jeff McNeil homered and drove in three runs while making his first career start in right field, helping New York beat host Chicago. Brooks Pounders got four outs for his first victory since he was acquired in a deal with Cleveland last week. Addison Russell hit a two-run homer for Chicago. PIRATES 2, PADRES 1: Joe Musgrove pitched five-hit, one-run ball through seven innings, and host Pittsburgh capitalized on two errors by San Diego’s Manny Machado in a win over the Padres.

BOX SCORES Pirates 2, Padres 1

Yankees 4, Astros 1

Reds 11, Brewers 7

Twins 8, Royals 7

San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Tatis Jr. ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .325 Hosmer 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .284 Machado 3b 3 1 1 1 1 2 .271 Renfroe lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .251 F.Reyes rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .249 Myers cf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .224 Kinsler 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .218 Mejia c 4 0 2 0 0 1 .197 Lauer p 2 0 1 0 0 1 .091 Garcia ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .262 Margot ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .236 Totals 34 1 7 1 2 9 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Newman 2b-ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .315 Reynolds lf-rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .354 Marte cf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .283 Bell 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .312 Cabrera rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .320 Dickerson lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Kang ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .148 Brault pr 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 Frazier 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Osuna 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 .208 Diaz c 2 0 1 0 1 0 .280 Musgrove p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .154 Moran 3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .276 Totals 28 2 6 2 1 5 San Diego 000 100 000 — 1 7 2 Pittsburgh 100 000 10x — 2 6 2 E — Machado 2 (7), Bell (5), Diaz (4). LOB — San Diego 8, Pittsburgh 4. 2B — Myers (10), Mejia (4), Lauer (1), Marte (15). HR — Machado (15), off Musgrove. RBIs — Machado (43), Marte (37), Osuna (6). S — Musgrove. DP — San Diego 1. San Diego IP H R ER BB SO ERA Lauer, L, 5-7 7 5 2 1 1 4 4.32 Wingenter 1 1 0 0 0 1 3.81 Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO ERA Musgrove, W, 5-7 7 5 1 1 0 8 4.57 Crick, H, 11 1 1 0 0 2 1 2.77 Vazquez, S, 18-19 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.99 T — 2:35. Att. — 33,437

Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Bregman ss 5 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Brantley rf-lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .314 Altuve 2b 4 0 3 0 1 0 .248 Alvarez dh 4 0 0 0 1 1 .308 Gurriel 3b 3 0 1 0 1 0 .263 Chirinos c 3 0 0 0 1 3 .234 White 1b 2 1 1 0 2 1 .234 Marisnick cf 2 0 1 1 0 1 .252 Reddick ph-rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .293 Straw lf-cf 3 0 1 0 1 2 .286 Totals 33 1 7 1 7 11 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Judge rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Sanchez c 4 1 2 2 0 1 .274 Gregorius ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .262 Stanton dh 4 0 0 0 0 3 .238 Encarnacion 1b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .236 Gardner cf-lf 3 1 1 0 0 2 .236 Torres 2b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .287 Urshela 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .307 Maybin lf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .314 Hicks cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .194 31 4 8 4 0 12 Totals Houston 000 100 000 — 1 7 1 New York 002 000 20x — 4 8 0 E — Bregman (6). LOB — Houston 12, New York 3. 2B — Gurriel (18), White (12), Marisnick (11), Straw (2), Sanchez (7), Gardner (10). HR — Sanchez (23), off Peacock; Torres (18), off Rondon. RBIs — Marisnick (20), Sanchez 2 (52), Torres 2 (45). DP — Houston 1; New York 1. Houston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Peacock, L, 6-5 6 5 2 2 0 11 3.62 Rondon 1 3 2 2 0 0 3.07 Devenski 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.45 New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Paxton, W, 5-3 5 5 1 1 3 7 3.75 Ottavino, H, 16 11/3 0 0 0 1 2 1.62 2 /3 1 0 0 0 0 3.07 Kahnle, H, 14 Britton, H, 15 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.59 Chapman, S, 21-23 1 1 0 0 1 2 1.24 T — 3:06. Att. — 41,166

Mets 5, Cubs 4

Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Acuna Jr. cf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .289 Swanson ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 .260 Freeman 1b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .314 Donaldson 3b 3 0 2 0 1 1 .265 Markakis rf 4 1 1 0 0 0 .274 Riley lf 4 1 1 2 0 2 .291 McCann c 3 0 0 0 1 1 .289 Camargo pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 Albies 2b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .282 Keuchel p 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Joyce ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .304 Culberson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 Totals 34 3 8 3 4 7 Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Turner ss 5 0 1 0 0 3 .273 Soto lf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .300 Rendon 3b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .313 Kendrick 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .337 Dozier 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .235 Robles rf 2 1 1 1 0 0 .243 Taylor cf 3 0 0 1 0 1 .222 Gomes c 4 1 1 1 0 0 .224 Strasburg p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .091 Eaton ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .276 Parra ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .213 Totals 32 4 8 4 2 6 Atlanta 021 000 000 — 3 8 1 Washington 000 310 00x — 4 8 0 E — Albies (3). LOB — Atlanta 8, Washington 9. 2B — Freeman (19), Donaldson (18), Soto (15). 3B — Soto (2), Robles (2). HR — Riley (12), off Strasburg; Gomes (3), off Keuchel. RBIs — Freeman (56), Riley 2 (34), Rendon (52), Robles (33), Taylor (2), Gomes (20). S — Taylor. DP — Washington 1. Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO ERA Keuchel, L, 0-1 5 8 4 3 0 3 5.40 Toussaint 1 0 0 0 2 1 4.68 Webb 2 0 0 0 0 2 1.35 Washington IP H R ER BB SO ERA Strasburg, W, 8-4 6 5 3 3 3 5 3.79 Guerra, H, 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.97 2 /3 1 0 0 0 1 4.80 Sipp, H, 7 Rosenthal, H, 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 18.47 Suero, S, 1-3 1 1 0 0 1 1 5.74 Inherited runners-scored — Rosenthal 1-0. HBP — Keuchel 2 (Robles,Robles). WP — Toussaint. PB — McCann (4). T — 3:01. Att. — 34,212

Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Senzel cf 3 1 2 1 0 0 .273 Ervin cf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .192 Lorenzen p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .222 Votto 1b 5 1 0 0 1 1 .251 Suarez 3b 4 1 0 0 0 2 .245 Dietrich lf 1 4 0 0 1 0 .231 Puig rf 4 1 1 3 1 0 .235 J.Iglesias ss 5 2 4 2 0 0 .302 Peraza 2b 3 0 1 2 0 1 .221 Winker ph-cf 1 1 0 0 1 1 .251 Casali c 3 0 0 1 2 1 .273 Gray p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Farmer 2b 3 0 1 2 0 2 .247 Totals 37 11 10 11 6 11 Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Gamel lf 5 1 0 0 1 0 .250 Yelich rf 5 2 2 3 0 2 .349 Cain cf 4 1 2 0 1 2 .253 Moustakas 2b-3b 2 1 1 1 3 1 .278 Thames 1b 3 0 2 2 2 0 .261 Pina c 3 0 0 0 1 2 .159 Grandal ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 Shaw 3b 3 0 0 0 0 3 .168 Aguilar ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Arcia ss 5 1 2 1 0 0 .240 Anderson p 1 0 0 0 1 0 .000 Perez 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 .239 Totals 36 7 10 7 10 10 Cincinnati 302 100 320 — 11 10 0 Milwaukee 001 030 030 — 7 10 0 LOB — Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 12. 2B — Yelich (15), Perez (7). 3B — Peraza (1). HR — Senzel (8), off Anderson; Puig (15), off Burnes; Yelich (29), off Gray; Moustakas (22), off Gray; Arcia (9), off Bowman. RBIs — Senzel (23), Puig 3 (41), J.Iglesias 2 (30), Peraza 2 (20), Casali (19), Farmer 2 (19), Yelich 3 (62), Moustakas (46), Thames 2 (30), Arcia (30). SB — Senzel (6), Puig (11), J.Iglesias (2), Yelich (17), Cain 3 (10). DP — Cincinnati 1. Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO ERA Gray 41/3 6 4 4 4 6 4.03 Hernandez, W 2-3 12/3 1 0 0 0 1 4.28 Garrett 1 0 0 0 2 3 1.95 2 Bowman /3 3 3 3 2 0 2.92 2 /3 0 0 0 2 0 3.00 Lorenzen, H, 5 2 R.Iglesias /3 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO ERA Anderson, L, 3-2 5 5 6 6 2 6 4.70 Guerra 12/3 1 3 3 2 2 3.63 Burnes 11/3 3 2 2 2 2 8.85 Jeffress 1 1 0 0 0 1 3.33 T — 4:08. Att. — 38,289

Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Kepler cf 5 1 2 1 0 0 .275 Polanco ss 5 2 2 0 0 2 .326 Cruz dh 4 1 1 2 1 1 .277 Rosario lf 5 0 3 2 0 0 .271 Cron 1b 5 1 1 1 0 1 .279 Castro c 4 0 1 0 1 0 .239 Sano 3b 5 1 1 1 0 4 .214 Cave rf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .161 Garver ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .294 Astudillo pr-rf 1 1 0 0 0 0 .267 Schoop 2b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .259 Totals 40 8 13 7 3 10 Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Merrifield rf 4 1 1 0 1 0 .300 Lopez 2b 3 2 0 0 1 1 .235 Dozier 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .307 Soler dh 3 2 1 1 1 1 .248 Cuthbert 1b 4 2 3 4 0 0 .307 Arteaga ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Maldonado c 4 0 1 1 0 1 .216 Gore lf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .271 Hamilton cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .221 Totals 33 7 7 6 3 4 Minnesota 010 020 230 — 8 13 2 Kansas City 300 030 010 — 7 7 1 E — Polanco (9), Astudillo (3), Maldonado (2). LOB — Minnesota 9, Kansas City 4. 2B — Polanco (22), Cuthbert (4). HR — Cron (16), off Junis; Sano (8), off Diekman; Cuthbert (4), off Perez; Soler (21), off Harper. RBIs — Kepler (51), Cruz 2 (36), Rosario 2 (55), Cron (48), Sano (14), Soler (53), Cuthbert 4 (15), Maldonado (14). SB — Rosario (3), Gore (11). CS — Merrifield (6). S — Arteaga. DP — Minnesota 1. Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO ERA Perez 5 5 6 4 3 2 4.28 Duffey 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.99 Harper, W, 3-0 1 2 1 1 0 1 2.35 Rogers, S, 9-11 2 0 0 0 0 1 1.91 Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO ERA Junis 6 6 3 2 2 8 5.18 Barlow 0 3 2 2 0 0 5.82 Peralta, H, 5 1 0 0 0 0 1 4.22 Diekman, L, 0-5, BS 0 3 3 3 1 0 5.23 Lopez 2 1 0 0 0 1 6.44 Harper pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored — Rogers 1-0, Peralta 1-0, Lopez 2-0. HBP — Junis (Cave), Perez (Lopez). WP — Junis, Barlow. T — 3:27. Att. — 27,418

New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McNeil rf-lf 5 1 2 3 0 1 .341 Alonso 1b 4 0 0 0 0 3 .271 Cano 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Conforto cf-rf 3 2 1 1 1 1 .258 Davis 3b 2 0 1 0 2 0 .275 Frazier 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 Smith lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .326 Lagares cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 Hechavarria ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 .239 Nido c 4 1 1 0 0 2 .219 Vargas p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .056 Rosario ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 Gomez ph-lf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .210 Totals 33 5 7 4 4 11 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Schwarber lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Bryant rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .284 Rizzo 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .277 Baez ss 3 1 0 0 1 1 .283 Contreras c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .291 Bote 3b 3 1 0 0 1 0 .269 Almora Jr. cf 3 0 0 1 0 0 .251 Caratini ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Darvish p 2 1 2 1 0 0 .107 Descalso ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .189 Heyward cf 2 0 0 0 0 2 .248 Russell 2b 3 1 1 2 0 0 .239 Totals 33 4 6 4 2 6 New York 012 001 100 — 5 7 2 Chicago 020 020 000 — 4 6 1 E — Davis (5), Hechavarria (5), Bote (8). LOB — New York 5, Chicago 4. 2B — Cano (16), Bryant (20). HR — McNeil (5), off Darvish; Conforto (15), off Darvish; Russell (5), off Vargas. RBIs — McNeil 3 (24), Conforto (37), Almora Jr. (22), Darvish (2), Russell 2 (12). SB — Baez (4), Bote (2). DP — Chicago 1. New York IP H R ER BB SO ERA Vargas 42/3 4 4 2 2 3 3.75 Pounders, W, 1-0 11/3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Lugo, H, 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 2.23 Diaz, S, 16-19 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.64 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA Darvish 6 4 4 4 2 6 4.75 2 Brach, L, 3-2 /3 1 1 1 0 1 6.35 1 Montgomery 1 /3 2 0 0 1 1 4.26 Wick 1 0 0 0 1 3 4.50 Inherited runners-scored — Pounders 1-0, Montgomery 1-1. WP — Brach. T — 3:11. Att. — 41,078

Indians 7, Tigers 6 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Jones cf 4 2 2 0 1 0 .242 Stewart lf 5 1 3 2 0 1 .243 Castellanos rf 5 1 2 1 0 0 .271 Cabrera dh 5 0 1 0 0 2 .295 Goodrum ss 4 0 1 1 0 3 .232 Dixon 1b 3 1 1 1 1 1 .278 Castro 3b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .262 Wilson c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .143 Beckham 2b 4 0 1 1 0 1 .234 Totals 38 6 12 6 2 10 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 4 1 1 0 1 0 .292 Mercado cf 5 0 0 0 0 3 .303 Santana 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .295 Luplow lf 4 1 1 1 0 3 .260 Ramirez 3b 4 2 2 0 0 0 .206 Kipnis 2b 3 1 2 1 0 0 .233 R.Perez c 3 0 2 1 1 1 .246 Bauers dh 3 0 0 1 0 0 .227 Naquin rf 4 1 2 1 0 2 .282 Totals 34 7 12 7 2 9 Detroit 011 120 001 — 6 12 0 Cleveland 200 012 02x — 7 12 0 LOB — Detroit 7, Cleveland 7. 2B — Jones (11), Castellanos (24), Goodrum (16), Beckham (9). 3B — Kipnis (1). HR — Dixon (9), off Bauer; Stewart (6), off Bauer; Santana (16), off Boyd; Naquin (4), off Boyd; Luplow (9), off Boyd. RBIs — Stewart 2 (26), Castellanos (26), Goodrum (21), Dixon (30), Beckham (6), Santana 2 (46), Luplow (23), Kipnis (26), R.Perez (30), Bauers (28), Naquin (16). SB — Castro (2), Lindor (10). SF — Bauers. S — Kipnis. LIDP — Castellanos. DP — Cleveland 1. Detroit IP H R ER BB SO ERA Boyd 6 7 5 5 2 6 3.61 Farmer 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.71 Jimenez, L, 2-5 1/3 2 2 2 0 1 5.16 1 /3 2 0 0 0 0 4.26 Stumpf 1 /3 0 0 0 0 1 7.59 Adams Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO ERA Bauer 4 10 5 5 1 5 3.69 Goody 1 0 0 0 1 1 2.35 Wittgren 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.73 Clippard 11/3 0 0 0 0 3 3.05 2 /3 0 0 0 0 0 3.71 Cimber, W, 3-2 Hand, S, 21-21 1 2 1 1 0 0 1.11 Inherited runners-scored — Stumpf 1-1, Adams 2-0, Goody 2-0. T — 3:16. Att. — 30,717

Nationals 4, Braves 3

Red Sox 7, Blue Jays 5 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Sogard 2b-3b 6 1 4 0 0 0 .315 Guerrero Jr. dh 5 0 1 0 0 1 .247 Gurriel Jr. lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .270 T.Hernandez cf 3 3 0 0 2 1 .205 Grichuk rf 4 1 3 3 1 0 .228 Galvis ss 5 0 2 2 0 2 .261 Jansen c 4 0 0 0 0 2 .166 Biggio ph-2b 0 0 0 0 1 0 .203 McKinney 1b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .221 Drury 3b 4 0 1 0 0 3 .208 Tellez ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .218 Maile c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 Totals 40 5 11 5 5 15 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .265 Benintendi lf 4 2 2 1 1 1 .272 Bogaerts ss 4 1 1 1 1 1 .299 Martinez dh 5 0 3 1 0 1 .297 Holt 2b-3b 4 0 1 1 0 2 .305 Chavis 1b 5 0 2 0 0 3 .264 Bradley Jr. cf 5 1 1 0 0 1 .210 Nunez 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .229 Devers ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .310 Hernandez 2b 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 Leon c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .190 Vazquez ph-c 2 1 1 2 0 0 .292 Totals 41 7 14 7 2 13 Toronto 202 000 100 0 — 5 11 0 Boston 001 000 310 2 — 7 14 2 E — Benintendi (1), Nunez (3). LOB — Toronto 11, Boston 9. 2B — Bogaerts (25). 3B — Betts (3), Bradley Jr. (1). HR — Grichuk (14), off Sale; Vazquez (9), off Romano. RBIs — Grichuk 3 (31), Galvis 2 (32), Benintendi (34), Bogaerts (50), Martinez (42), Holt (15), Devers (48), Vazquez 2 (27). SB — Sogard (5), Biggio (3). SF — Holt. . DP — Toronto 1; Boston 3. Toronto IP H R ER BB SO ERA Thornton 61/3 8 2 2 1 7 4.25 Mayza 0 1 1 1 0 0 4.78 2 /3 2 1 1 0 0 3.62 Biagini, H, 9 Phelps, BS, 1-1 1 2 1 1 0 1 6.00 Romano, L, 0-1 12/3 1 2 2 1 5 5.06 Boston IP H R ER BB SO ERA Sale 5 7 4 3 2 8 3.59 Brewer 11/3 2 1 1 1 1 4.32 Taylor 11/3 0 0 0 0 2 5.59 1 /3 2 0 0 0 0 3.48 Brasier Barnes 1 0 0 0 0 2 3.06 Workman, W, 6-1 1 0 0 0 2 2 1.77 T — 3:58. Att. — 36,911

Marlins 2, Phillies 1 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Rojas ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .274 Ramirez lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .314 B.Anderson 3b 3 1 1 0 0 1 .247 Castro 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .232 Puello rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .367 Riddle cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 .190 Holaday c 3 1 1 1 1 0 .259 Rivera 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .059 Alcantara p 3 0 0 0 0 3 .200 Totals 33 2 6 1 1 12 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Harper rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 .242 Hoskins 1b 4 0 3 0 1 0 .272 Bruce lf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .236 Realmuto c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .265 Segura ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .269 Kingery 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .336 Hernandez 2b 3 0 2 0 1 0 .268 Nola p 2 0 0 0 1 0 .036 Miller ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 Rodriguez ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .234 Quinn cf 3 1 1 0 1 2 .125 Totals 35 1 9 0 4 8 Miami 010 001 000 — 2 6 0 Philadelphia 001 000 000 — 1 9 2 E — Kingery 2 (4). LOB — Miami 6, Philadelphia 11. 2B — B.Anderson (15), Hoskins 2 (16), Kingery (14), Quinn (1). HR — Holaday (2), off Nola. RBIs — Holaday (6). SB — Harper (4), Segura (5), Quinn (2). CS — Holaday (1). FIDP — Holaday. DP — Miami 1; Philadelphia 1. Miami IP H R ER BB SO ERA Alcantara, W, 4-6 72/3 8 1 1 4 6 3.51 1 Quijada, H, 2 /3 0 0 0 0 1 1.93 Romo, S, 14-15 1 1 0 0 0 1 4.76 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO ERA Nola, L, 6-2 8 6 2 1 1 10 4.55 Neris 1 0 0 0 0 2 2.59 T — 2:56. Att. — 44,420

White Sox 5, Rangers 4 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Tilson rf 5 0 1 0 0 0 .263 Moncada 3b 5 1 2 0 0 2 .298 Abreu 1b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .262 McCann c 3 0 0 0 2 2 .319 Jimenez lf 5 1 2 1 0 0 .254 Anderson ss 5 1 2 0 0 1 .314 Sanchez 2b 3 1 0 1 0 2 .250 Collins dh 5 1 1 3 0 3 .200 Cordell cf 4 0 3 0 0 0 .223 Totals 40 5 12 5 2 10 Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo lf 4 0 3 0 1 0 .287 Santana cf-rf 5 0 1 1 0 0 .309 Andrus ss 5 1 0 0 0 2 .298 Mazara rf 4 1 2 2 0 0 .269 DeShields cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 Calhoun dh 3 0 1 0 1 2 .333 Cabrera 3b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .238 Odor 2b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .174 Guzman 1b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .209 Federowicz c 3 0 0 0 0 3 .200 Totals 35 4 8 4 3 12 Chicago 031 000 000 1 — 5 12 1 Texas 210 000 100 0 — 4 8 0 E — McCann (3). LOB — Chicago 9, Texas 5. 2B — Moncada 2 (16), Cordell (5), Choo (19). HR — Collins (1), off Jurado; Mazara (10), off Lopez; Odor (10), off Lopez. RBIs — Jimenez (28), Sanchez (17), Collins 3 (3), Santana (22), Mazara 2 (41), Odor (36). SB — Choo (6). CS — DeShields (4). S — Sanchez, Federowicz. DP — Chicago 1; Texas 1. Chicago IP H R ER BB SO ERA Lopez 51/3 6 3 3 1 4 6.23 Bummer, BS, 1-2 11/3 1 1 1 1 2 1.88 1 Marshall /3 0 0 0 0 1 0.00 Fry 12/3 1 0 0 0 4 5.33 1 Herrera, W, 3-3 /3 0 0 0 0 1 6.26 Colome, S, 16-16 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.15 Texas IP H R ER BB SO ERA Jurado 6 6 4 4 1 3 4.44 2 B.Martin /3 2 0 0 0 1 4.44 Leclerc 11/3 0 0 0 1 2 4.86 C.Martin 1 2 0 0 0 2 3.41 Kelley, L, 3-2 1 2 1 1 0 2 3.04 Inherited runners-scored — Bummer 1-0, Marshall 1-0, Leclerc 2-0. HBP — Jurado (Sanchez). T — 3:23. Att. — 29,333

Dodgers 4, Rockies 2 Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Blackmon rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .338 Dahl lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .327 Arenado 3b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .326 Murphy 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .270 McMahon 2b 3 0 0 0 0 3 .268 Desmond cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .268 Rodgers ss 3 0 0 0 0 3 .246 Wolters c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .305 Marquez p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .235 Tapia ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .260 Totals 30 2 3 2 0 16 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pederson 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .232 Verdugo cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .293 Turner 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .307 Hernandez 2b 2 0 0 0 0 1 .208 Bellinger rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .356 Muncy 2b-3b 3 2 1 0 1 1 .284 Beaty lf 4 1 2 2 0 0 .300 Taylor ss 2 0 0 1 0 1 .239 Barnes c 3 0 0 0 0 2 .224 Buehler p 3 0 1 0 0 2 .065 Totals 31 4 6 4 1 9 Colorado 000 101 000 — 2 3 1 Los Angeles 010 100 002 — 4 6 0 Two outs when winning run scored. E — Rodgers (4). LOB — Colorado 1, Los Angeles 3. 2B — Verdugo (16). HR — Arenado (19), off Buehler; Blackmon (18), off Buehler; Bellinger (25), off Marquez; Beaty (2), off Diaz. RBIs — Blackmon (49), Arenado (61), Bellinger (61), Beaty 2 (11), Taylor (31). SF — Taylor. Colorado IP H R ER BB SO ERA Marquez 8 5 2 1 0 8 4.32 2 /3 1 2 2 1 1 5.51 Diaz, L, 1-2 Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO ERA Buehler, W, 8-1 9 3 2 2 0 16 2.96 T — 2:12. Att. — 54,044

Giants 11, Diamondbacks 5 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Panik 2b 4 1 1 0 1 0 .237 Yastrzemski rf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .260 Sandoval 3b 1 1 1 0 0 0 .291 Longoria ph-3b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .229 Belt 1b 3 3 0 0 2 0 .230 Vogt c 5 1 2 1 0 2 .259 Pillar cf 4 3 2 4 1 0 .238 Dickerson lf 5 1 3 6 0 2 .250 Crawford ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .213 Samardzija p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .105 Austin ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 Totals 37 11 11 11 5 8 Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. J.Dyson cf 4 1 1 0 1 0 .258 Marte 2b 2 0 2 1 0 0 .309 1-Vargas pr-2b 2 1 1 1 1 0 .267 Peralta lf 4 0 1 0 1 2 .290 Jones rf 4 0 1 1 0 2 .273 Escobar 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .279 Walker 1b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .258 Ahmed ss 4 1 1 2 0 1 .268 C.Kelly c 4 1 2 0 0 1 .262 Clarke p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 McFarland p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Cron ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .213 Totals 35 5 10 5 3 9 San Francisco 024 000 401 — 11 11 1 Arizona 001 400 000 — 5 10 0 E — Crawford (8). LOB — San Francisco 5, Arizona 8. 2B — Sandoval (15), Vogt 2 (9), Crawford (12), C.Kelly 2 (12). 3B — Dickerson (1), Marte (4). HR — Pillar (9), off Clarke; Dickerson (1), off Clarke; Ahmed (6), off Samardzija. RBIs — Vogt (8), Pillar 4 (37), Dickerson 6 (8), Marte (51), Jones (40), Ahmed 2 (32), Vargas (14). SB — J.Dyson (17). S — McFarland. DP — San Francisco 1; Arizona 1. San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO ERA Samardzija, W, 4-6 6 9 5 5 1 5 4.23 Moronta 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.84 Watson 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.73 1 /3 1 0 0 1 1 4.96 Rodriguez 2 /3 0 0 0 0 2 2.08 Smith Arizona IP H R ER BB SO ERA Clarke, L, 1-3 3 7 6 6 2 3 6.48 McFarland 3 1 2 2 1 2 5.68 Andriese 2 2 2 2 1 2 5.12 Bradley 1 1 1 1 1 1 5.29 Inherited runners-scored — Smith 3-0, McFarland 1-0, Andriese 2-2. T — 3:09. Att. — 29,312


CARDINALS

06.22.2019 • Saturday • M 1

Cardinals 5, Angels 1

NOTEBOOK

Los Angeles La Stella 2b-1b Trout cf Upton lf Calhoun rf Pujols 1b 1-Tovar pr-ss d-Goodwin ph Fletcher 3b Rengifo ss-2b Lucroy c b-Ohtani ph Bard p Canning p Anderson p c-Garneau ph-c Totals

AB 4 3 4 4 2 0 1 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 1 32

R 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

H 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8

BI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

BB 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

SO 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 8

Avg. .296 .306 .278 .233 .233 .195 .293 .294 .254 .234 .273 --.000 --.286

Cardinals Carpenter 3b DeJong ss Goldschmidt 1b Ozuna lf J.Martinez rf C.Martinez p Molina c Wong 2b Bader cf Wacha p a-Edman ph Gallegos p Miller p Fowler rf Totals

AB 3 4 3 4 3 0 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 32

R 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

H 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8

BI 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

BB 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6

SO 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5

Avg. .218 .272 .256 .259 .296 --.261 .240 .214 .200 .333 .000 --.240

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a-grounded out for Wacha in the 6th. b-struck out for Lucroy in the 7th. c-struck out for Anderson in the 7th. d-singled for Tovar in the 9th. 1-ran for Pujols in the 7th. LOB: Los Angeles 6, Cardinals 9. 2B: Upton (1). HR: Ozuna (19), off Canning. RBIs: Upton (3), Ozuna 3 (60), J.Martinez (27), Wong (31). SB: Carpenter (6), DeJong (6), Ozuna (8). CS: Fletcher (3). Runners left in scoring position: Los Angeles 2 (Pujols, Garneau); Cardinals 5 (Wong 2, Bader, Edman 2). Runners moved up: Calhoun, Molina. GIDP: Calhoun, Rengifo. DP: Cardinals 3. Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Canning, L, 2-4 5 1/3 4 2 2 3 3 92 3.88 Anderson 2/3 1 0 0 1 0 22 4.05 Bard 2 3 3 3 2 2 40 5.01 Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wacha, W, 5-3 6 5 1 1 1 4 95 5.59 Gallegos, H, 5 1/3 2 0 0 0 0 13 2.67 Miller, H, 9 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 4.21 C.Martinez 1 2/3 1 0 0 1 2 30 3.00

Inherited runners-scored: Anderson 1-0, Miller 2-0. WP: Bard. Umpires: Home, Lance Barksdale; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, John Tumpane. T: 3:24. A: 48,423 (45,538).

How they scored ANGELS FIRST Tommy La Stella strikes out looking. Mike Trout singles to center. Justin Upton doubles to center. Mike Trout scores. Kole Calhoun grounds out to second. Justin Upton to third. Albert Pujols flies out to center. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Angels 1, Cardinals 0. CARDINALS FOURTH Matt Carpenter walks. Paul Dejong pops out to first. Paul Goldschmidt walks. Matt Carpenter to second. Matt Carpenter advances to third and Paul Goldschmidt to second on a balk by pitcher Griffin Canning. Marcell Ozuna singles to left. Matt Carpenter scores, Paul Goldschmidt to third. Marcell Ozuna steals second. Jose Martinez walks. Yadier Molina pops out to shortstop, out on infield fly rule. Kolten Wong flies out to center. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 left on. Angels 1, Cardinals 1.

Edman earning more playing time Molina played eight seasons with Pujols here and he said Pujols “taught me about the game, outside the lines, too. He’s like my big brother. We always talk. We call each other every other day.” The ovation Molina expected Pujols to receive and, which he helped choreograph by standing 10 feet in front of the plate, back to the pitcher and applauding, too, would be “the longest two minutes of my life. Hopefully, it would be about 10 minutes,” said Molina, smiling. At a minute-and-a-half, the ovation certainly was meaningful. While fans still were standing, Pujols flied to deep center on the first pitch.

He’ll stay with club while Gyorko remains injured BY RICK HUMMEL

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tommy Edman’s heroics — a two-run, game-tying homer and a single off the bench Thursday night — were somewhat lost in the Cardinals’ pickoff-walkoff 7-6 loss to the Miami Marlins in 11 innings. But Edman, a 24-year-old, switch-hitting infielder called up from Memphis earlier this month, will get plenty more chances. Veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko, already on the injured list because of a lower back strain, had added insult to injury when he suffered a strained left calf injury on Monday, the day before he was to come off the IL. Manager Mike Shildt said Friday night that Gyorko certainly would be out at least until after the All-Star break, or three weeks away, which means that Edman isn’t going back to Memphis any time soon. “Edman’s going to get some more opportunities,” said Shildt. “He’s done a nice job.” Edman said he had received “a lot of nice, supportive texts,” from friends and family after his first multi-hit game in the majors. Those came on the heels of his first curtain call in the majors to celebrate his home run off Tayron Guerrero in the eighth inning. In the last couple of weeks, the southern California native has been called up, collected his first hit in New York and then his first home run. What’s next? “Win a World Series?” said Edman. With Harrison Bader at first and nobody out in a 5-3 game, Edman, batting lefthanded, was just trying to move the line along. “I wasn’t trying to hit a home there, especially on 0-2,” he said. Guerrero had been throwing 100 mph on a pitch Edman fouled off. Then, the righthander hung a slider. Edman initially was a righthanded hitter and then took up lefthanded hitting at La Jolla Country Day School. And then he dropped lefthanded hitting while still in high school before the coaches at Stanford, where he had committed to go to college, advised him that it might be a good idea to take it up again. “I ended up hitting really well, so I just kept hitting switch,” Edman said. “Being a switch hitter brings that versatility. That way you’re comfortable putting me in against a righthanded pitcher or a lefthanded pitcher. If I was just a righty, (Shildt), might be a little more tentative to put me in against a righthanded pitcher. “Hopefully, I can stay up for a while.”

SHILDT STILL BLAMES HIMSELF After pitcher/pinch runner Jack Flaherty was picked off second to end Thursday’s game, Shildt communicated with Flaherty late Thursday and again Friday morning. “He took it very hard,” said Shildt. BRIAN MUNOZ, BMUNOZ@POST-DISPATCH.COM “When we have a National League roster, every day we prep all our pitchers, in orCardinals second baseman Tommy Edman jumps for a fly ball during a game Wednesday der, ‘Who’s our first base runner? Who’s our first (pinch) hitter? Who’s our first vs. the Marlins. bunter?’ “When Jack is cleared to go, Jack’s our AVERAGES best runner (as a pitcher). Jack was availPrior to Friday’s game Batting AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB E able to do it. Ultimately, I didn’t prep him Edman .364 11 4 4 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 well enough and I’ll take responsibility.” J.Martinez DeJong Molina Goldschmidt Ozuna Fowler Wong Carpenter Bader Wieters Ravelo Team Pitching Gant Gallegos Hicks Brebbia C.Martinez Hudson Flaherty Miller Webb Mikolas Wainwright Mayers Wacha Cabrera Team

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Busch Stadium fans as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, longtime teammate Yadier Molina very much was looking forward to be catching behind him. “It’s going to be weird,” said Molina before he attended a Pujols pregame press conference. “At the same time, I’m going to be happy MOLINA EXCITED, TOO for him. It’s going to be emotional but, obAs excited as former Cardinals star Al- viously, we have to be professional about bert Pujols was to hit again in front of the it.”

OAKLAND ACE SUSPENDED Oakland A’s ace righthander Frankie Montas, who is 9-2 and who would have pitched here next week, was suspended for 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball. Montas, who also had a 2.70 earned run average, tested positive for Ostarine, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of MLB’s joint drug prevention and treatment program. • Angels infielder David Fletcher married Kenzie Fischer, a product of a Bridgeton family last December and on Saturday there will be 34 Fletcher/Fischer fans attending the game wearing Angels shirts and Cardinals hats. • With Cardinals infielder Yairo Munoz back after being gone for the birth of his third child, first baseman Rangel Ravelo, who was one for six, was optioned back to Memphis. “He’ll be back,” said Shildt. “But it’s hard to carry (just) one extra infielder who can play second, short and third.” • As expected, no All-Star love for the Cardinals so far. None of their players made the final three at their position (nine outfielders) for the second part of the fan balloting to be conducted next week. Molina ranked the highest at fifth. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

CARDINALS SIXTH Paul Goldschmidt grounds out to pitcher. Marcell Ozuna homers to center. Jose Martinez singles to left. Yadier Molina singles to right. Jose Martinez to second. Kolten Wong lines out to shortstop. Harrison Bader walks. Jose Martinez to third. Yadier Molina to second. Tommy Edman grounds out. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 left on. Cardinals 2, Angels 1. CARDINALS SEVENTH Matt Carpenter walks. Carpenter advances to second on Luke Bard wild pitch. Paul Dejong walks. Paul Goldschmidt strikes out. Marcell Ozuna singles to center. Matt Carpenter scores. Paul Dejong to third. Jose Martinez singles to left. Paul Dejong scores. Marcell Ozuna to second. Yadier Molina files out to left. Marcell Ozuna to third. Kolten Wong singles to right. Marcell Ozuna scores. Jose Martinez to second. Harrison Badger flies out to centerl. 3 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Cardinals 5, Angels 1.

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Jose Martinez is congratulated by first base coach Stubby Clapp after a firstinning walk. COLTER PETERSON, CPETERSON@POST-DISPATCH.COM

Cardinals starter Michael Wacha threw six innings allowing one run Friday.

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harrowing situations in the early innings to win his fifth game with a fast-closing, six-inning effort in the Cardinals’ 5-1 interleague triumph over the Angels, who were visiting the banks of the Mississippi for the first time in nine years. Wacha permitted just five hits and one run. As if there wasn’t enough excitement built in, the alarms went off at Busch, signifying that an emergency had been reported, as Matt Carpenter batted in the home first. The Angels players came off the field and fans began leaving their seats. But the delay was brief, about three minutes’ worth, until it was determined that the alarm had been tripped. There had been testing going on during the daytime at the stadium. Angels righthanded rookie Griffin Canning, upon resumption of play, set down the Cardinals in order in the first three innings. Wacha had allowed a run in the first on a single by Mike Trout, who also was playing here for the first time as a visitor, and a double by Justin Upton. Those two both singled in the third,

putting runners at first and third, but Wacha escaped by getting Kole Calhoun to bounce into a double play started by first baseman Goldschmidt and finished by Wacha, who stretched for shortstop Paul DeJong’s relay to first. Trout, who would have scored if the double play hadn’t been completed, had legged out an infield hit after fouling a pitch off his right knee. Pujols’ second plate appearance came as the leadoff man in the fourth, leading to another standing ovation, with longtime friend and former teammate Yadier Molina, the Cardinals’ catcher, joining in the applause. The fans chanted, “Al-bert. Al-bert. Al-bert.” Wacha walked Pujols on four pitches. Carpenter walked to open the Cardinals’ fourth, becoming the Cardinals’ first runner. Pujols, trying to track the first pop foul hit in his area here since 2011, motioned, arms spread, that he couldn’t find DeJong’s popup off the bat. Finally, Pujols located the ball and made the catch near the Cardinals’ dugout. Goldschmidt hit a ball that nobody in the park could get to in the Cardinals’ fourth. After the impressive foul, he also walked. Canning balked the runners to second and third and Ozuna got the Cardinals’ first hit, a bloop single in front of

sliding left fielder Upton as Carpenter scored the tying run. Ozuna then stole second and Jose Martinez walked to fill the bases. Molina popped up, though, and Kolten Wong flied to deep center and the game remained tied at 1-1. Wacha, backing away from a pitch, looped a ball into right field with one out in the fifth and right fielder Calhoun came up ready to throw to first but Pujols hadn’t covered the bag and Wacha was safe. But Carpenter flied out and DeJong bounced into a forceout. Wacha retired the final eight hitters he faced in succession, good for nine outs as Molina threw out David Fletcher trying to steal. Ozuna accounted for his — and the Cardinals’ — second hit, which traveled a bit farther than the first. He rifled an opposite-field homer 414 feet to right center with one out in the sixth. Martinez’s single finished Canning for righthander Justin Anderson. Anderson would allow a hit to Molina and walked Harrison Bader before retiring pinch hitter Tommy Edman on a hard grounder to second as the Cardinals stranded the bases loaded for the second time.

Giovanny Gallegos, unscored on in his past 13 innings, allowed Pujols’ infield single to third in the seventh. There had been the requisite standing ovation before the at-bat began. When Luis Rengifo singled with one out, pinch runner Wilfredo Tovar was sent out to run for Pujols, who was accorded one last standing ovation, and Shohei Ohtani, last year’s American League Rookie of the Year, came in to pinch hit. Lefthander Andrew Miller, who allowed the game-deciding homer on Thursday, came in to pinch pitch. And Miller won the battle, catching Ohtani looking at a thirdstrike slider. Miller continued in that vein, striking out pinch hitter Dustin Garneau with a fastball. The Cardinals jumped reliever Luke Bard for three runs in their seventh, combining walks to Carpenter and DeJong, stolen bases by both, a wild pitch and runscoring singles by each of three hitters — Ozuna, Martinez and Wong. Carlos Martinez walked one hitter and struck out two in the eighth, and also handled the ninth to end the game. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com


CARDINALS

06.22.2019 • Saturday • M 2

Cardinals 5, Angels 1

NOTEBOOK

Los Angeles La Stella 2b-1b Trout cf Upton lf Calhoun rf Pujols 1b 1-Tovar pr-ss d-Goodwin ph Fletcher 3b Rengifo ss-2b Lucroy c b-Ohtani ph Bard p Canning p Anderson p c-Garneau ph-c Totals

AB 4 3 4 4 2 0 1 4 4 2 1 0 2 0 1 32

R 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

H 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 8

BI 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

BB 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

SO 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 8

Avg. .296 .306 .278 .233 .233 .195 .293 .294 .254 .234 .273 --.000 --.286

Cardinals Carpenter 3b DeJong ss Goldschmidt 1b Ozuna lf J.Martinez rf C.Martinez p Molina c Wong 2b Bader cf Wacha p a-Edman ph Gallegos p Miller p Fowler rf Totals

AB 3 4 3 4 3 0 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 32

R 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

H 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 8

BI 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

BB 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6

SO 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5

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a-grounded out for Wacha in the 6th. b-struck out for Lucroy in the 7th. c-struck out for Anderson in the 7th. d-singled for Tovar in the 9th. 1-ran for Pujols in the 7th. LOB: Los Angeles 6, Cardinals 9. 2B: Upton (1). HR: Ozuna (19), off Canning. RBIs: Upton (3), Ozuna 3 (60), J.Martinez (27), Wong (31). SB: Carpenter (6), DeJong (6), Ozuna (8). CS: Fletcher (3). Runners left in scoring position: Los Angeles 2 (Pujols, Garneau); Cardinals 5 (Wong 2, Bader, Edman 2). Runners moved up: Calhoun, Molina. GIDP: Calhoun, Rengifo. DP: Cardinals 3. Los Angeles Canning, L, 2-4 Anderson Bard Cardinals Wacha, W, 5-3 Gallegos, H, 5 Miller, H, 9 C.Martinez

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IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 5 1/3 4 2 2 3 3 92 3.88 2/3 1 0 0 1 0 22 4.05 2 3 3 3 2 2 40 5.01 IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA 6 5 1 1 1 4 95 5.59 1/3 2 0 0 0 0 13 2.67 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 4.21 1 2/3 1 0 0 1 2 30 3.00

Inherited runners-scored: Anderson 1-0, Miller 2-0. WP: Bard. Umpires: Home, Lance Barksdale; First, Ted Barrett; Second, Angel Hernandez; Third, John Tumpane. T: 3:24. A: 48,423 (45,538).

How they scored ANGELS FIRST Tommy La Stella strikes out looking. Mike Trout singles to center. Justin Upton doubles to center. Mike Trout scores. Kole Calhoun grounds out to second. Justin Upton to third. Albert Pujols flies out to center. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Angels 1, Cardinals 0. CARDINALS FOURTH Matt Carpenter walks. Paul DeJong pops out to first. Paul Goldschmidt walks. Matt Carpenter to second. Matt Carpenter advances to third and Paul Goldschmidt to second on a balk by pitcher Griffin Canning. Marcell Ozuna singles to left. Matt Carpenter scores, Paul Goldschmidt to third. Marcell Ozuna steals second. Jose Martinez walks. Yadier Molina pops out to shortstop, out on infield fly rule. Kolten Wong flies out to center. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 left on. Angels 1, Cardinals 1.

Edman earning more playing time here and he said Pujols “taught me about the game, outside the lines, too. He’s like my big brother. We always talk. We call each other every other day.” The ovation Molina expected Pujols to receive and, which he helped choreograph by standing 10 feet in front of the plate, back to the pitcher and applauding, too, would be “the longest two minutes of my life. Hopefully, it would be about 10 minutes,” said Molina, smiling. At a minute-and-a-half, the ovation certainly was meaningful. While fans still were standing, Pujols flied to deep center on the first pitch.

He’ll stay with club while Gyorko remains injured BY RICK HUMMEL

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tommy Edman’s heroics — a two-run, game-tying homer and a single off the bench Thursday night — were somewhat lost in the Cardinals’ pickoff-walkoff 7-6 loss to the Miami Marlins in 11 innings. But Edman, a 24-year-old, switch-hitting infielder called up from Memphis earlier this month, will get plenty more chances. Veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko, already on the injured list because of a lower back strain, had added insult to injury when he suffered a strained left calf injury on Monday, the day before he was to come off the IL. Manager Mike Shildt said Friday night that Gyorko certainly would be out at least until after the All-Star break, or three weeks away, which means that Edman isn’t going back to Memphis any time soon. “Edman’s going to get some more opportunities,” said Shildt. “He’s done a nice job.” Edman said he had received “a lot of nice, supportive texts,” from friends and family after his first multi-hit game in the majors. Those came on the heels of his first curtain call in the majors to celebrate his home run off Tayron Guerrero in the eighth inning. In the last couple of weeks, the southern California native has been called up, collected his first hit in New York and then his first home run. What’s next? “Win a World Series?” said Edman. With Harrison Bader at first and nobody out in a 5-3 game, Edman, batting lefthanded, was just trying to move the line along. “I wasn’t trying to hit a home there, especially on 0-2,” he said. Guerrero had been throwing 100 mph on a pitch Edman fouled off. Then, the righthander hung a slider. Edman initially was a righthanded hitter andthentookuplefthandedhittingatLaJolla Country Day School. And then he dropped lefthanded hitting while still in high school before the coaches at Stanford,where he had committed to go to college, advised him that it might be a good idea to take it up again. “I ended up hitting really well, so I just kept hitting switch,” Edman said. “Being a switch hitter brings that versatility. That way you’re comfortable putting me in against a righthanded pitcher or a lefthanded pitcher. If I was just a righty, (Shildt), might be a little more tentative to put me in against a righthanded pitcher. “Hopefully, I can stay up for a while.”

SHILDT STILL BLAMES HIMSELF After pitcher/pinch runner Jack Flaherty was picked off second to end Thursday’s game, Shildt communicated with Flaherty late Thursday and again Friday morning. “He took it very hard,” said Shildt. BRIAN MUNOZ, BMUNOZ@POST-DISPATCH.COM “When we have a National League roster, Cardinals second baseman Tommy Edman jumps for a fly ball during a game Wednesday every day we prep all our pitchers, in order, ‘Who’s our first base runner? Who’s vs. the Marlins. our first (pinch) hitter? Who’s our first bunter?’ AVERAGES “When Jack is cleared to go, Jack’s our Batting AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB E Edman .333 12 4 4 1 0 1 2 0 2 2 0 best runner (as a pitcher). Jack was availJ.Martinez .296 189 24 56 8 0 4 27 20 40 1 2 able to do it. Ultimately, I didn’t prep him Munoz .286 63 9 18 3 0 0 2 1 16 2 1 well enough and I’ll take responsibility.” DeJong .272 279 52 76 19 1 13 35 35 60 6 3 Molina Ozuna Goldschmidt Fowler Wong Carpenter Bader Wieters Team Pitching Gant Gallegos Hicks C.Martinez Brebbia Hudson Miller Flaherty Webb Mikolas Wainwright Wacha Cabrera Gregerson Team

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35 60 31 26 31 26 19 10 326

9 27 37 28 28 44 23 2 265

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4 8 0 4 13 6 3 1 54

1 2 4 4 7 6 1 0 38

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Busch Stadium fans as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, longtime teammate Yadier Molina very much was looking forward to be catching behind him. “It’s going to be weird,” said Molina before he attended a Pujols pregame press conference. “At the same time, I’m going to be happy for him. It’s going to be emotional but, obMOLINA EXCITED, TOO viously, we have to be professional about As excited as former Cardinals star Al- it.” Molina played eight seasons with Pujols bert Pujols was to hit again in front of the

OAKLAND ACE SUSPENDED Oakland A’s ace righthander Frankie Montas, who is 9-2 and who would have pitched here next week, was suspended for 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball. Montas, who also had a 2.70 earned run average, tested positive for Ostarine, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of MLB’s joint drug prevention and treatment program. • Angels infielder David Fletcher married Kenzie Fischer, a product of a Bridgeton family last December and on Saturday there will be 34 Fletcher/Fischer fans attending the game wearing Angels shirts and Cardinals hats. • With Cardinals infielder Yairo Munoz back after being gone for the birth of his third child, first baseman Rangel Ravelo, who was one for six, was optioned back to Memphis. “He’ll be back,” said Shildt. “But it’s hard to carry (just) one extra infielder who can play second, short and third.” • As expected, no All-Star love for the Cardinals so far. None of their players made the final three at their position (nine outfielders) for the second part of the fan balloting to be conducted next week. Molina ranked the highest at fifth. Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

CARDINALS SIXTH Paul Goldschmidt grounds out to pitcher. Marcell Ozuna homers to center. Jose Martinez singles to left. Yadier Molina singles to right. Jose Martinez to second. Kolten Wong lines out to shortstop. Harrison Bader walks. Jose Martinez to third. Yadier Molina to second. Tommy Edman grounds out. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 left on. Cardinals 2, Angels 1. CARDINALS SEVENTH Matt Carpenter walks. Carpenter advances to second on Luke Bard wild pitch. Paul DeJong walks. Paul Goldschmidt strikes out. Marcell Ozuna singles to center. Matt Carpenter scores. Paul DeJong to third. Jose Martinez singles to left. Paul DeJong scores. Marcell Ozuna to second. Yadier Molina files out to left. Marcell Ozuna to third. Kolten Wong singles to right. Marcell Ozuna scores. Jose Martinez to second. Harrison Badger flies out to center. 3 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Cardinals 5, Angels 1.

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Jose Martinez is congratulated by first base coach Stubby Clapp after a firstinning walk.

Cardinals From B1

Republic, hit his 19th homer and drive in three runs. Wacha survived some potentially harrowing situations in the early innings to win his fifth game with a fastclosing, six-inning effort in the Cardinals’ 5-1 interleague triumph over the Angels, who were visiting the banks of the Mississippi for the first time in nine years. Wacha permitted just five hits and one run. Manager Mike Shildt noted the energized atmosphere and said, “I guess this is what the playoffs will be like. It was really cool. “It was good night to honor Albert and welcome him with the open arms he deserves.” When asked about Wacha, Shildt smiled and said, “I welcomed him with the open arms. He was fantastic. It was good to see Michael being back to himself. “Michael Wacha will show up on a big stage,” Shildt said. “The crowd was electric tonight,” Wacha said. “The crowd was into it from when I walked out there to start my warm-up. You don’t see that too often but with Albert here, the fans were fired up.” The atmosphere brought out some of the Cardinals’ best baseball. They stole three bases, played solid defense, including two double plays started by first baseman Goldschmidt, and they did something they’ve had trouble doing offensively. They “added on,” as in scoring three runs in the

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Cardinals starter Michael Wacha threw six innings allowing one run Friday. seventh with nothing stronger than a single, but incorporating two walks, a double steal by Matt Carpenter and Paul DeJong and run-scoring singles by Ozuna, Jose Martinez and Kolten Wong. “It was just a really, really good baseball game,” Shildt said. Pujols, with longtime Cardinals teammate and friend Yadier Molina all but urging the crowd on, drew a 90-second standing ovation in his first at-bat and standing ovations of somewhat less time in each of his other two. “He probably deserved about five minutes more of that (first) ovation,” said Wacha. As if there wasn’t enough excitement built in, the alarms went off at Busch, signifying that an emergency had been reported, as Carpenter batted in the home first. The Angels players came off the field and fans began leaving their seats. But the delay was brief, about three minutes’ worth, until it was determined that the alarm had been tripped. There had been testing going on during the daytime at the stadium. Wacha allowed his only run in the first on a single by Mike Trout, who also was playing here for the first time as a visitor, and a double by Justin Upton. Pujols flied out to end the inning. Pujols’ second at-bat came as the leadoff man in the fourth. The fans chanted, “Al-bert. Al-bert. Al-bert.” Wacha walked Pujols on four pitches. “I guess the crowd didn’t like it too much,” said Wacha.

Carpenter walked to open the Cardinals’ fourth, becoming their first runner. Pujols, trying to track the first pop foul hit in his area here in eight years, motioned, arms spread, that he couldn’t find DeJong’s popup off the bat. Finally, Pujols located the ball and made the catch near the Cardinals’ dugout. After Goldschmidt’s impressive foul, he also walked. Griffin Canning balked the runners to second and third and Ozuna got the Cardinals’ first hit, a bloop single in front of sliding left fielder Upton as Carpenter scored. Wacha, almost backing away from a pitch, looped a ball into right field with one out in the fifth and right fielder Kole Calhoun came up ready to throw to first but Pujols hadn’t covered the bag and Wacha was safe. “I think my eyes were closed whenever I hit it,” said Wacha. “I had no clue where the ball went. I finally saw that it was out in the outfield and Calhoun was picking it. I said, ‘I better get to first.’ “Luckily, nobody was covering first,” said Wacha, who admitted he told Pujols, “Thank you for not being there.” But then Pujols apologized for making Wacha wait during his at-bats. “I don’t think I’m ever going to be bigger than the game,” said Pujols. “ I told Wacha, ‘I know this is throwing off your routine. I’m sorry about that.’” Wacha said, “‘Hey, man. Well-deserved.” Ozuna accounted for his — and the Cardinals’ — second hit, which traveled a bit farther than the first. He rifled an oppo-

site-field homer 414 feet to right center with one out in the sixth. Ozuna was proud of a three-hit night with Pujols on hand. “He’s one of the biggest advisers for Dominican players,” said Ozuna. “For everyone who plays baseball there.” Giovanny Gallegos, unscored on in his past 13 innings, allowed Pujols’ infield single to third in the seventh. “I didn’t doubt that I still had those legs,” said Pujols. “It feels like 25 (years old).” When Luis Rengifo singled with one out, pinch runner Wilfredo Tovar was sent out to run for Pujols, who was accorded one last standing ovation, and Shohei Ohtani, last year’s American League Rookie of the Year, came in to pinch hit. Lefthander Andrew Miller, who allowed the game-deciding homer on Thursday, came in to pinch pitch. And Miller won the battle, catching Ohtani looking at a thirdstrike slider. Miller also fanned pinch hitter Dustin Garneau with a fastball. That stifled the Angels’ momentum and the Cardinals quickly picked up on it in their half. Pujols said he got what he expected from the St. Louis fans. “I can tell you if it’s up to these fans, they’ll stand out there three hours because that’s the appreciation they have, not just for me but for everybody who has worn that uniform,” he said. “ It’s a special place still for me and I love it. Words can’t describe this night.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com


SPORTS

B6 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • SATURDAY • 06.22.2019

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP NOTEBOOK

STANDINGS

FIFA makes change to penalty kick rule The debut of video review in women’s soccer is causing confusion and has pushed FIFA to make a rule change heading into the knockout phase of the World Cup. FIFA will suspend the rule that goalkeepers must be shown yellow cards for stepping off the goal line during penalty shootouts. With video assistant referees able to keep a closer eye on infringements, FIFA feared more goalkeepers could be penalized — and sent off if it’s a second booking, with no substitute allowed during shootouts. But the penalty kick still will be retaken. The International Football Association Board granted the temporary dispensation on Friday which means goalkeepers can only be booked at the tournament for stepping off the line with both feet during a penalty kick in normal time. Penalty kicks already have been retaken during the group stage because VAR has scrutinized goalkeepers’ movements more closely. Argentina was facing elimination after missing a penalty kick but it was retaken after a video review, and the team scored for a 3-3 draw. That clinched third place in Group D and a place in the round of 16.

Morgan, Kerr lead in goal scoring American Alex Morgan and Australian Sam Kerr both have five goals to lead the field. Morgan matched a U.S. record by scoring five goals in the team’s win over Thailand. Kerr got four in Australia’s final group match, a 4-1 victory over Jamaica. It was the most goals for an Australian — male or female — in a World Cup game, and the final goal ensured the Matildas finished second in their group to avoid France in the round of 16. — Associated Press

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The United States’ Carli Lloyd, left, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Chile on Sunday in Paris.

Knockout showdowns set Round of 16 matches begin today ANNE M. PETERSON | Associated Press

While it may be tempting to look ahead to the quarterfinals and a possible clash with host France, the defending champion U.S. has thrived at the Women’s World Cup by keeping its focus on the present. The Americans will face Spain in the round of 16 Monday in Reims as the tournament enters the win-or-go-home phase. Games begin today with Germany facing Nigeria in Grenoble followed by Norway’s match against Australia. The U.S. had emphatic wins in the group stage, routing Thailand 13-0 in the opener before more clinical victories over Chile and Sweden. The team had three shutouts while also collecting a World Cup group-stage record 18 goals. Coach Jill Ellis said the threetime World Cup champions accomplished their early-round goals. “When you come out of the group stage, a lot of what we talk about is mentality and being healthy,” she said. “I think they’re in a really good place.” The United States has performed largely as expected in

France, though the team faced criticism after the game against Thailand for celebrating every goal. The Americans set World Cup records for most goals and margin of victory in the game. The team toned it down against Chile. Ellis made seven lineup changes to keep her team fresh and Carli Lloyd — the hat trick hero of the World Cup final four years ago in Canada — scored a pair of goals. Facing their toughest challenge of the group in ninth-ranked Sweden, the United States pounced early with Lindsey Horan’s goal within the first three minutes and emerged with a 2-0 victory Thursday night. Spain, ranked No. 13, finished second in its group to reach the knockout stage for the first time. If the top-ranked Americans can defeat La Roja, they could face No. 4 France in Paris next Friday. They could face No. 3 England in the semifinals before getting a shot at defending their title. The United States, France, England, Germany and the Netherlands all won their first three games in France. Like the Americans, Germany did not concede a goal.

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GROUP F W L T GF GA Pts ak-United States 3 0 0 18 0 9 ak-Sweden 2 1 0 7 3 6 Chile 1 2 0 2 5 3 Thailand 0 3 0 1 20 0 ak-advanced to knockout stage QUARTERFINALS • June 27-29 SEMIFINALS • July 2-3 THIRD PLACE • July 6 CHAMPIONSHIP • July 7

KNOCKOUT STAGE Saturday

Monday

At Grenoble Germany vs. Nigeria 10:30 a.m.

At Reims Spain vs. United States 11 a.m.

At Nice Norway vs. Australia 2 p.m.

At Paris Sweden vs. Canada 2 p.m.

Sunday

Tuesday

At Valenciennes England vs. Cameroon 10:30 a.m.

At Montpellier Italy vs. China 11 a.m.

At Le Havre France vs. Brazil 2 p.m.

At Rennes Netherlands vs. Japan 2 p.m.

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With free agency looming, the possibilities are endless ASSOCIATED PRESS

Now on the clock: Chaos. The NBA offseason is about to kick into high gear. A draft that had good bits of intrigue — at least after New Orleans’ Zion Williamson, Memphis’ Ja Morant and New York’s R.J. Barrett were chosen first, second and third in moves that were widely expected for weeks — is now done. Up next is free agency, which will be much more unpredictable when it begins on June 30. Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kemba Walker and Kyrie Irving all were All-Star starters this past season and may soon change addresses. So might fellow AllStars Khris Middleton, Nikola Vucevic and Klay Thompson. Al Horford has apparently decided to leave Boston. Anthony Davis has already been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, or at least will be traded when the new league year begins July 6. “We’ll have more answers then,” Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge said. In the meantime, questions abound. More than 200 players are free agents. The available salary cap space around the league for next season alone exceeds $500 million. Add up the value of every deal that’s going to be signed starting on July 6, and it’s conceivable that teams will combine to commit more than $2 billion in new salaries over the next four or five years. “I feel like I’m going to need every dollar,” Philadelphia 76ers general manager Elton Brand said. He’s not alone. It is going to be a spending frenzy. Luxury real estate agents in the few York area might be drooling at the thought of the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks having well over $100 million in cap space to play with this summer. That sort of available cash means both the Nets and Knicks could conceivably lure two max-salary players to their clubs, and both franchises are certain to pursue the big names like Leonard, Durant, Walker and Irving. “I don’t know what they’re go-

France, vying to become the first country to simultaneously hold the men’s and women’s World Cup titles, faces Brazil in Le Havre on Sunday. The hosts will face determined Brazilian star Marta, who comes into the game with a World Cup record 17 goals but no title in a major tournament. She surpassed Germany’s Miroslav Klose for the record on a penalty kick during the team’s 1-0 victory over Italy on Tuesday. She celebrated by kissing her cleats, which in France have sported a blue and pink symbol for equality. She is currently without a shoe sponsor because she claims the men’s contracts are unequal to the women’s. “This record doesn’t belong to me, it belongs to all of us,” she said after the game. “I share it with anyone fighting for more equality.” Canada plays Sweden on Monday in Paris. The Swedes rested many players in their match against the United States, with an eye toward the next round. England faces Cameroon in Valenciennes on Sunday. Italy and China meet in Montpellier on Tuesday, followed by the Netherlands and Japan in Rennes.

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The Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard and his girlfriend, Kishele Shipley, watch a Blue Jays game Thursday in Toronto. ing to be interested in, but when they look at Brooklyn from afar we’ve got to give them some credit because the guys that are free agents, all of them have spent the last year or two surveying the league,” Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks told reporters early Friday. “They know where they want to go and what they want to be a part of.” Walker could command $221 million from Charlotte, though he has said he will take less. Durant could get the same from Golden State, and he hasn’t said he would take less. Leonard is probably the biggest mystery case that needs solving; the now two-time NBA Finals MVP could end up with the Los Angeles Clippers, he could stay with the NBA champion Toronto Raptors, or look to New York. And as is almost always the case with Leonard, there have been no real hints. Some oddsmakers in Las Vegas already say the Lakers — with Davis teaming alongside LeBron James and potentially a third star player — are the favorites to win the 2020 NBA title. Those odds could swing big-time in the next few weeks. “If you’re asking now, with the way the Western Conference looks or the league looks in general, I couldn’t even venture a guess kind of how that stacks up because we’re so far from the offseason really ending,” Oklahoma City general manager Sam Presti said. “Every team is going to do what they can to come back better.” It was already going to be a wild summer, and the decisions

that are looming got even more interesting — unfortunately so — when Durant and Thompson endured major injuries during Golden State’s loss to the Raptors in the NBA Finals. Durant tore an Achilles, Thompson tore an ACL. Both will miss, at minimum, most of next season. Still, the Warriors clearly want to retain them. “Those are guys that you do everything you can to keep within your organization,” Warriors general manager Bob Myers said, when asked about the looming pursuit of Thompson and Durant.

WHITESIDE TAKES OPTION Hassan Whiteside is not leaving the final year of his Miami Heat deal on the table. A person with knowledge of the situation said Friday that Whiteside is exercising his $27.1 million option for next season in Miami. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the Heat nor Whiteside announced the decision publicly. The move was not a surprise. It’ll be the final year of Whiteside’s four-year, $98 million contract with the Miami, and the salary he’ll command next season will keep him as the highest-paid player on the Heat roster. Whiteside averaged 12.3 points and a team-best 11.3 rebounds last season, appearing in 72 games and starting 53 of those. He also averaged only 23 minutes per game, and at times expressed his displeasure about not having a larger role.

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“It really has become my second hometown,” Anderson said. Still the underdog, Anderson will be 14th in points when he starts Saturday night in the CarShield 200 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway. However, he is now the owner of his own team, which is a long way from the days when he was trying to find enough money to buy tires to compete in a race Anderson has bounced from team to team, sold a truck to help pay the debt of a former owner who was writing bad checks, and once received financial help to race with the aid of the “Fueled by Fans” campaign. Now he’s on his feet, although operating with what he estimates is one-tenth of the budget of the top truck racing teams. “Fans can relate to our story because of the hardships,” he said. “Things haven’t come easy. People can relate because a lot have to work hard for their jobs and careers, and we’re the same way.” Anderson’s journey has been helped by the Bommarito Automotive Group and John Bommarito, who became a significant sponsor. It’s just one connection to St. Louis that Anderson has embraced. Since his mishap in Troy, he has attended Blues and Cardinals games. He has been to the Arch and learned about different areas of the city. What appeared to be just another bad moment turned out to be a turning point. Although not likely to win Saturday, that’s really not the point. Anderson has two top-10 finishes in parts of six seasons. He has led all of six laps in his career. This season he has worked his way into the top 20 of five races. While doing his best on the track, Anderson is also trying to build his team while learning the ropes of being an owner. “One thing about being an owner is there are a lot of things a lot of drivers don’t deal with,” he said. “You’re definitely in an element to do a lot more business deals. Being a smaller team, we’ve had to scrap and earn everything we have. There have been a lot of trials and tribulations. But coming up later this year I’ll have my 100th NASCAR truck race, which is amazing.” Anderson thought his career might be over when his former owner ran into legal problems with checks bouncing every-

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St. Louis has become a second hometown for NASCAR trucks series driver Jordan Anderson. where. Worried that his name would be tarnished, Anderson decided to pay the debt, which was around $30,000. He sold his car and moved back home, figuring that if he never raced again that he had done the right thing. “If I never drove again, I went out on good terms,” he said. But Anderson announced in January 2018 that he would run full time in the truck series after forming his team. He called John Bommarito to ask for support and said the response was “We’ll follow you wherever you go.” As recently as last year, Anderson had to face his own legal issues when he was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Those charges were dropped. He had purchased a truck from someone who, it turned out, did not own the vehicle. Robert Newling was then arrested for larceny of a stolen vehicle that was owned by truck series driver Mike Harmon. This week Anderson was glad to be back in his home away from home. Part of that will be the inclusion of a decal on his truck recognizing the Blues’ Stanley Cup championship. “We’ve gone all out,” he said of the team. “This truck we brought is the best possible truck we can build. We’re still probably onetenth the size of bigger teams, but we’re surviving and showing we can compete.” Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com


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member of the Arizona Coyotes. Hughes had 112 points in 50 games for the U.S. NTDP last season and 228 points over two seasons. His brother Quinn, a defenseman, was taken seventh by the Vancouver Canucks last season. Hughes was considered the favorite as No. 1 overall pick almost wire-to-wire in this draft cycle, although for a while some thought Finland’s Kaapo Kakko might challenge for the top spot. Kakko, 18, went second — to the New York Rangers. With Finland’s national team, Kakko has won gold medals at the Under-18, Under-20 and Men’s levels over the past year-plus. It’s only 13.9 miles from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the home of the Devils, across the Hudson River to Madison Square Garden, the home of the Rangers. So the careers of Hughes and Kakko will be linked for years.

BLUES WAIT The Blues, proud holders of the Stanley Cup as NHL champions, are happy they’re not part of the Hughes story. They had top 10 protection on the first-round pick they sent to Buffalo last July 1 as part of the Ryan O’Reilly trade. That meant if the Blues ended up with a top 10 pick this season

AMERICA’S LINE BASEBALL Odds Underdog American League Twins ....................-$185 ................. ROYALS RED SOX................-$210 ...............Blue Jays ATHLETICS ............-$125 ...................... Rays MARINERS ............-$155 .................. Orioles INDIANS................-$135 .................... Tigers YANKEES...............-$160 ....................Astros RANGERS ..............-$190 ..............White Sox National League CUBS.....................-$135 ...................... Mets PHILLIES ...............-$210 ..................Marlins Padres ..................-$120 ................ PIRATES BREWERS..............-$105 ...................... Reds NATIONALS ...........-$125 ................... Braves DODGERS..............-$260 ..................Rockies DBACKS.................-$120 ....................Giants Interleague Angels...................-$110 ................... CARDS FOOTBALL | CFL Favorite Open/current Underdog Hamilton..............3.5/3.5............. TORONTO SOCCER Women’s World Cup, Monday Favorite Underdog USA -$290.................................Spain +$800 Draw: +$360; Over/under: 2.5 goals Home team in CAPS © 2019 Benjamin Eckstein Favorite

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended Texas 3B Asdrubal Cabrera four games and fined him an undisclosed amount for throwing equipment from the dugout at umpire Bill Miller during a Jun 19 game against Cleveland. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Oakland RHP Frankie Montas 80 games after testing positive for Ostarine, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned LHP Paul Fry and RHP Evan Phillips to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Branden Kline from Bowie (EL). Recalled LHP Tanner Scott from Norfolk. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Placed RHP Mike Clevinger on the 10-day IL, retroactive to June 18. Recalled RHP Aaron Civale from Columbus (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Reinstated C Max Stassi from the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Reymin Guduan from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned C Garrett Stubbs and INF Jack Mayfield to Round Rock. NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated RF Aaron Judge from the 10-day IL. SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled RHP Dan Altavilla from Tacoma (PCL). Optioned RHP Tayler Scott to Tacoma. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled INF Matt Beaty from Oklahoma City (PCL). Placed RHP Josh Sborz on the 10-day IL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Claimed OF Joey Rickard off waivers from Baltimore and optioned him to Sacramento (PCL). Transferred RHP Nick Vincent to the 60-day DL. Placed OF Steven Duggar on the 10-day IL, retroactive to June 19. Recalled OF Alex Dickerson from Sacramento. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled RHP Joe Ross from Fresno (PCL). Optioned INF Adrian Sanchez to Harrisburg (EL). American Association CLEBURNE RAILROADERS — Released RHP Connor Dotson. Acquired RHP Stephen Johnson from High Point (Atlantic) for a player to be named. KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Sold the contract of RHP Jon Perrin to the Acereros de Norte (Mexican). LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released OF D.K. Carey. MILWAUKEE MILKMEN — Traded OF Teodoro Martinez to Lincoln for cash. Signed INF Steve Pascual. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released RHP Brian Heldman. Signed RHP Austin Orvis. TEXAS AIRHOGS — Activated INF Chen Jiaji. Removed INF Chen Junpeng from the active roster. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed LHP Clint Freeman. Placed RHP Travis Banwart on the inactive list. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Sold the contract of LHP Jacques Pucheu to Cincinnati (NL). Signed RHP Malcolm Grady. GRIZZLIES — Signed INF Christian Funk and 1B/OF Dustin Woodcock. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed 1B/OF Brady Wofford. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed INF Chase Suddeth. BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association NEW YORK LIBERTY — Announced the resignation of assistant coach Charmin Smith to become the women’s basketball coach at California. OLYMPIC SPORTS USA CYCLING — Named Kelsey Erickson SafeSport director. SOCCER Major League Soccer FC DALLAS — Signed F Ricardo Pepi. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Announced D Gabriel Somi and the team have mutually agreed to part ways. COLLEGE FLORIDA GULF COAST — Promoted Mandi Pierce to women’s assistant basketball coach. FLORIDA STATE — Promoted Mike Martin Jr. to baseball coach. GEORGIA — Dismissed junior WR Jeremiah Holloman from the football team.

BOXING Fight Schedule Saturday At Wolstein Center, Cleveland (CBSSN), Dewayne Beamon vs. Froilan Saludar, 12, for the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) super flyweight title; Cody Crowley vs. Navid Mansouri, 12, for the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) super welterweight title. Sunday At Mandalay Bay Resorts & Casino, Las Vegas (FOX), Jermell Charlo, vs. Jorge Cota, 12, for junior middleweights; Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Julio Ceja, 12, super bantamweights. At Temecula, Calif. (ESPN), Richard Commey vs. Ray Beltran, 12, for Commey’s IBF lightweight title.

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Blues will open season vs. Washington on Oct. 2 St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Blues’ Stanley Cup celebration will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 2, when the team will raise its championship banner before their season-opening game against Washington at Enterprise Center. The game between the two most recent Stanley Cup champions is one of four on the first day of the NHL season. The Blues know what a banner-raising ceremony looks like. Two seasons ago, they were in by virtue of a non-playoff finish, they could forgo sending a firstrounder to Buffalo until the 2020 draft. And as late as the morning of Jan. 3, when they were last in the NHL standings, Hughes was very much in play for the Blues. But once the Blues’ began their run up the standings in February, their focus changed. “You can’t study the guys you’re not going to get,” said Bill Armstrong, the Blues’ assistant general manager and director of amateur scouting. There are only so many hours in the day. “For us it was a wide range of

Pittsburgh when the Penguins raised their banner at their home opener. There isn’t much of a gap for the Blues between their final preseason game, which is on Sept. 29 at Columbus, and their season opener. And the Blues will also see the Capitals in the preseason, on Sept. 27. The NHL released only each team’s home opener on Friday. The Blues’ complete schedule will be released on Tuesday. — Tom Timmermann

guys at the start,” Armstrong said. “But then as we started to win it obviously changed. And the way we did it (climbed up the standings), it gave us enough time to make adjustments and target the right guys down the stretch.” Once they went on their 11game winning streak, the Blues had worked themselves into playoff position by late February. And at that point, Armstrong said, “It’s just common sense that you’re not going to get Hughes. . . . It’s just a common-sense thing where you look at it and see who’s not coming to our party.” As a result of their Stanley Cup championship, the Blues’ draft

SOCCER Major League Soccer EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 9 4 4 31 31 20 Montreal 8 7 3 27 21 28 D.C. United 7 4 6 27 23 18 Atlanta 8 5 2 26 19 11 New York 7 6 3 24 27 19 New York City FC 5 1 8 23 23 17 Toronto FC 5 6 4 19 26 25 Orlando City 5 7 3 18 22 21 Chicago 4 6 6 18 24 23 Columbus 5 9 2 17 16 24 New England 4 8 4 16 17 33 Cincinnati 3 11 2 11 14 33 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles FC 11 1 4 37 39 13 LA Galaxy 9 6 1 28 22 19 Seattle 7 4 5 26 26 21 Houston 7 3 3 24 21 14 FC Dallas 6 6 4 22 22 22 Minnesota United 6 7 3 21 23 25 Real Salt Lake 6 8 1 19 21 27 San Jose 5 6 4 19 23 27 Vancouver 4 6 6 18 17 20 Sporting K.C. 3 5 7 16 26 27 Colorado 4 9 3 15 25 34 Portland 4 7 2 14 19 26 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Saturday LA Galaxy at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chicago, 7 p.m. Toronto FC at FC Dallas, 7 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Houston at Portland, 10 p.m. Sunday Sporting K.C. at Columbus, 4:30 p.m.

USL Championship Eastern W L T Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 8 1 6 30 22 8 New York Red Bulls II 9 3 2 29 31 15 Nashville 8 3 4 28 27 13 Indy 8 2 3 27 20 9 North Carolina 7 2 5 26 24 11 Louisville 7 5 3 24 23 19 Ottawa 6 2 5 23 19 11 Charleston 5 3 6 21 19 17 5 3 4 19 14 11 STLFC Pittsburgh 3 2 7 16 20 15 Bethlehem Steel 4 7 4 16 22 31 Atlanta 2 3 7 4 13 13 26 Loudoun 3 6 3 12 16 19 Charlotte 2 7 6 12 17 26 Birmingham 3 8 3 12 11 27 Memphis 2 7 5 11 12 20 Hartford 2 10 3 9 14 32 Swope Park Rangers 1 8 5 8 17 31 Western W L T Pts GF GA Phoenix 8 2 5 29 37 14 El Paso 7 2 5 26 21 12 New Mexico 6 3 7 25 32 27 Portland II 6 2 6 24 30 22 Reno 6 4 5 23 30 24 Fresno 5 2 7 22 23 15 OKC Energy 5 4 7 22 22 22 Sacramento 6 5 2 20 18 17 Austin 5 5 5 20 17 18 Rio Grande Valley 5 6 4 19 29 28 Las Vegas 5 6 4 19 24 24 Orange County 4 4 7 19 24 24 LA Galaxy II 4 6 6 18 24 35 Tulsa 4 6 5 17 24 28 San Antonio 4 7 4 16 20 24 Real Monarchs 4 6 3 15 26 27 Colorado Springs 4 9 2 14 14 24 Tacoma 2 11 4 10 14 44 Friday San Antonio at Fresno, (n) Saturday North Carolina at STLFC, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Bethlehem Steel, 4 p.m. Atlanta 2 at Indy, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Louisville, 6 p.m. New York Red Bulls II at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Swope Park Rangers at Charleston, 6:30 p.m. Hartford at Birmingham, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Nashville, 7 p.m. Austin at Rio Grande Valley, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at OKC Energy, 8 p.m. Real Monarchs at Colorado Springs, 8 p.m. Las Vegas at El Paso, 8:30 p.m. New Mexico at LA Galaxy II, 9 p.m. Portland II at Orange County, 9 p.m. Tulsa at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

CONCACAF Gold Cup GROUP A GP W D L GF GA Pts Mexico 2 2 0 0 10 0 6 Canada 2 1 0 1 5 3 3 Martinique 2 1 0 1 3 4 3 Cuba 2 0 0 2 0 10 0 Sunday, Charlotte, N.C. Canada vs. Cuba, 5 p.m. Martinique vs. Mexico, 7 p.m. GROUP B GP W D L GF GA Pts Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 6 1 6 Haiti 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 Bermuda 2 0 0 2 2 4 0 Nicaragua 2 0 0 2 0 6 0 Thursday, Frisco, Texas Haiti 2, Bermuda 1 Costa Rica 4, Nicaragua 0 Monday, Harrison, N.J. Bermuda vs. Nicaragua, 5:30 p.m. Haiti vs. Costa Rica, 7:30 p.m. GROUP C GP W D L GF GA Pts Jamaica 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 El Salvador 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 Honduras 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 Curacao 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Friday, Houston El Salvador 0, Jamaica 0 Honduras vs. Curacao, (n) Tuesday, Los Angeles Jamaica vs. Curacao, 7 p.m. Honduras vs. El Salvador, 9 p.m. GROUP D GP W D L GF GA Pts United States 1 1 0 0 4 0 3 Panama 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 Guyana 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 Trinidad 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 Saturday, Cleveland Guyana vs. Panama, 4:30 p.m. United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Kansas City, Kan. Trinidad and Tobago vs. Guyana, 5:30 p.m. Panama vs. United States, 7:30 p.m. QUARTERFINALS: June 29-30 SEMIFINALS: July 2-3 CHAMPIONSHIP: July 7, Chicago

party won’t begin until the end of the second round, at No. 62 overall, on Saturday. Buffalo used the O’Reilly pick to take defenseman Ryan Johnson from Sioux Falls of the U.S. Hockey League at No. 31 to end the first round and end Day 1 of the draft. Johnson’s father, Craig, was a second-round pick by the Blues in 1990. With that in mind, Armstrong said the Blues have zeroed in on five to 10 players who figure to be around when they finally make their pick, while also projecting in what order those five to 10 players might be taken. The Blues also have selections at the end of the third, fifth and seventh rounds Saturday, barring trades. As for Doug Armstrong, the Blues’ general manager, Friday was a quiet night as he foreshadowed earlier in the week. “I think the last two drafts we’ve acquired players at the draft,” he said. “We’ve given up first-round picks to do it. This year we don’t have one. And we don’t have many unrestricted free agents. So our roster’s relatively set.” In 2017, the Blues gave up two first-round picks for Brayden Schenn (one in the ‘17 draft and one in the ‘18 draft). On Friday, they yielded the No. 31 pick to Buffalo as part of the O’Reilly trade. Schenn was an NHL all-star in 2017-18, his first season with the

Blues. And O’Reilly was an allstar this season, his first with the Blues. All told, it was a quiet first round. The only trade Friday came when Arizona moved up from No. 14 to No. 11 in a deal with Philadelphia to take Swedish defenseman Victor Soderstrom. The Flyers also got a second-round pick in the trade.

FOCUS ON U.S. It was an excellent night for the U.S. development team. Hughes was the first of seven players from that program to be taken among the top 15 selections. At one point in the round, picks Nos. 12-15, there were four consecutive players taken from the U.S. development team — including goalie Spencer Knight to the Florida Panthers (at No. 13) and Cole Caufield (at No. 15) to the Montreal Canadiens. Knight is just the 10th American goalie to be drafted in the first round. Caufield, who’s only 5 feet 7, scored 72 goals in 64 games this season, shattering the previous U.S. Development Team record (55 goals) set by current Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews. When center John Beecher was taken 30th, by the Boston Bruins, it made eight Americans drafted from the U.S. Development Team. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

GOLF Women’s PGA Championship At Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn. Purse: $3.85M | Yards: 6,741; Par 72 Second Round, Friday Hannah Green 68-69 — 137 -7 Ariya Jutanugarn 70-70 — 140 -4 Lydia Ko 71-70 — 141 -3 Sung Hyun Park 70-71 — 141 -3 Nelly Korda 72-70 — 142 -2 Angel Yin 71-71 — 142 -2 Nuria Iturrioz 73-70 — 143 -1 Jimin Kang 73-70 — 143 -1 Lexi Thompson 72-71 — 143 -1 Pernilla Lindberg 72-71 — 143 -1 Caroline Hedwall 72-71 — 143 -1 Lizette Salas 72-71 — 143 -1 Moriya Jutanugarn 71-72 — 143 -1 Xiyu Lin 70-73 — 143 -1 Hyo Joo Kim 69-74 — 143 -1 Jin Young Ko 77-67 — 144 E Jessica Korda 74-70 — 144 E In Gee Chun 74-70 — 144 E Jennifer Song 74-70 — 144 E Pajaree Anannarukarn 74-70 — 144 E Brittany Lang 73-71 — 144 E Caroline Masson 72-72 — 144 E Pornanong Phatlum 72-72 — 144 E Amy Yang 70-74 — 144 E In-Kyung Kim 70-74 — 144 E Gemma Dryburgh 75-70 — 145 +1 Danielle Kang 75-70 — 145 +1 Mariajo Uribe 75-70 — 145 +1 Sei Young Kim 73-72 — 145 +1 Inbee Park 72-73 — 145 +1 Yu Liu 72-73 — 145 +1 Lauren Stephenson 72-73 — 145 +1 Mirim Lee 71-74 — 145 +1 Annie Park 70-75 — 145 +1 Mel Reid 69-76 — 145 +1 Marina Alex 76-70 — 146 +2 Georgia Hall 76-70 — 146 +2 Sarah Schmelzel 75-71 — 146 +2 Megan Khang 74-72 — 146 +2 Wei-Ling Hsu 73-73 — 146 +2 Haeji Kang 72-74 — 146 +2 So Yeon Ryu 71-75 — 146 +2 Carlota Ciganda 71-75 — 146 +2 Chella Choi 71-75 — 146 +2 Alena Sharp 77-70 — 147 +3 Brittany Altomare 76-71 — 147 +3 Peiyun Chien 74-73 — 147 +3 Angela Stanford 74-73 — 147 +3 Kris Tamulis 74-73 — 147 +3 Tiffany Joh 73-74 — 147 +3 Pavarisa Yoktuan 73-74 — 147 +3 Kendall Dye 72-75 — 147 +3 Mariah Stackhouse 78-70 — 148 +4 Madelene Sagstrom 76-72 — 148 +4 Nasa Hataoka 76-72 — 148 +4 Ryann O’Toole 76-72 — 148 +4 Jeong Eun Lee 75-73 — 148 +4 Daniela Darquea 75-73 — 148 +4 Minjee Lee 74-74 — 148 +4 Kristen Gillman 74-74 — 148 +4 Sandra Gal 74-74 — 148 +4 Jeongeun Lee6 73-75 — 148 +4 Azahara Munoz 73-75 — 148 +4 Jenny Shin 72-76 — 148 +4 Wichanee Meechai 72-76 — 148 +4 Sarah Burnham 78-71 — 149 +5 Jane Park 77-72 — 149 +5 Katherine Perry 76-73 — 149 +5 Brooke M. Henderson 76-73 — 149 +5 Na Yeon Choi 76-73 — 149 +5 Anne van Dam 76-73 — 149 +5 Cristie Kerr 76-73 — 149 +5 Marissa Steen 75-74 — 149 +5 Karine Icher 75-74 — 149 +5 Jaye Marie Green 75-74 — 149 +5 Sakura Yokomine 75-74 — 149 +5 Mi Hyang Lee 74-75 — 149 +5 Su Oh 74-75 — 149 +5 Maria Fassi 73-76 — 149 +5 Celine Boutier 73-76 — 149 +5 Missed the Cut Karrie Webb 79-71 — 150 +6 Kim Kaufman 79-71 — 150 +6 Morgan Pressel 77-73 — 150 +6 Emma Talley 77-73 — 150 +6 Stephanie Meadow 75-75 — 150 +6 Cheyenne Knight 74-76 — 150 +6 Tiffany Chan 73-77 — 150 +6 Dana Finkelstein 73-77 — 150 +6 Shanshan Feng 72-78 — 150 +6 Jing Yan 79-72 — 151 +7 Nicole Broch Larsen 77-74 — 151 +7 Elizabeth Szokol 76-75 — 151 +7 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 76-75 — 151 +7 Anna Nordqvist 76-75 — 151 +7 Ally McDonald 75-76 — 151 +7 Gaby Lopez 75-76 — 151 +7 Ashleigh Buhai 73-78 — 151 +7 Ayako Uehara 80-72 — 152 +8 Emily Kristine Pedersen 79-73 — 152 +8 Leona Maguire 78-74 — 152 +8 Laetitia Beck 77-75 — 152 +8 Dottie Ardina 76-76 — 152 +8 Hee Young Park 76-76 — 152 +8 Luna Sobron 75-77 — 152 +8 Jasmine Suwannapura 75-77 — 152 +8 Charley Hull 75-77 — 152 +8 Eun-Hee Ji 74-78 — 152 +8 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 74-78 — 152 +8 Giulia Molinaro 79-74 — 153 +9 Gerina Piller 83-71 — 154 +10 Joanna Coe 81-73 — 154 +10 Alison Lee 80-74 — 154 +10 Lindy Duncan 80-74 — 154 +10 Bronte Law 79-75 — 154 +10 Katherine Kirk 78-76 — 154 +10 Paula Creamer 78-76 — 154 +10 P. Thanapolboonyaras 75-79 — 154 +10 Lee-Anne Pace 75-79 — 154 +10 Louise Ridderstrom 80-75 — 155 +11 Suzuka Yamaguchi 79-76 — 155 +11 Amy Olson 77-78 — 155 +11 Laura Gonzalez Escallon 77-78 — 155 +11 Lee Lopez 77-78 — 155 +11 Aditi Ashok 77-78 — 155 +11 Stacy Lewis 77-78 — 155 +11 Catriona Matthew 75-80 — 155 +11 Maria Torres 83-73 — 156 +12 Christina Kim 82-74 — 156 +12 Isi Gabsa 81-75 — 156 +12 Seul-Ki Park 80-76 — 156 +12 Sarah Kemp 79-77 — 156 +12 Jaclyn Lee 79-77 — 156 +12 Lindsey Weaver 79-77 — 156 +12 Charlotte Thomas 78-78 — 156 +12 Karen Chung 76-80 — 156 +12 Stephanie C. Eiswerth 81-76 — 157 +13 Linnea Strom 76-81 — 157 +13 Mina Harigae 76-81 — 157 +13 Austin Ernst 75-82 — 157 +14 Jacqui Concolino 80-78 — 158 +14 THA P.K. Kongkraphan 79-79 — 158 +14 Jennifer Kupcho 84-75 — 159 +15 Brianna Do 80-79 — 159 +15 Clariss Guce 77-82 — 159 +15 Ashley Grier 82-81 — 163 +19 Michelle Wie 84-82 — 166 +22 Wendy Doolan 86-81 — 167 +23 Nicole Jeray 82-85 — 167 +23 Brittany Kelly 85-83 — 168 +24 Alison Curdt 88-82 — 170 +26

Travelers Championship At TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $7.2M | Yards: 6,841; Par 70 Second Round, Friday Zack Sucher 64-65 — 129 -11 Chez Reavie 65-66 — 131 -9 Keegan Bradley 65-66 — 131 -9 Ryan Moore 68-64 — 132 -8 Bronson Burgoon 64-68 — 132 -8 Paul Casey 65-68 — 133 -7 Jason Day 70-63 — 133 -7 Robert Streb 65-68 — 133 -7 Collin Morikawa 66-67 — 133 -7 Brady Schnell 65-68 — 133 -7 Adam Long 66-67 — 133 -7 Andrew Putnam 66-67 — 133 -7 Kevin Kisner 69-65 — 134 -6 Kevin Streelman 67-67 — 134 -6 Louis Oosthuizen 66-68 — 134 -6 Ryan Blaum 67-67 — 134 -6 Sam Saunders 67-67 — 134 -6 Roberto Diaz 69-65 — 134 -6 Hank Lebioda 69-65 — 134 -6 Sam Ryder 67-67 — 134 -6 Vaughn Taylor 68-66 — 134 -6 Patrick Reed 68-66 — 134 -6 Martin Laird 67-67 — 134 -6 Scott Brown 67-67 — 134 -6 Joaquin Niemann 69-65 — 134 -6 Tommy Fleetwood 66-69 — 135 -5 Kyle Stanley 67-68 — 135 -5 Cameron Tringale 66-69 — 135 -5 Wyndham Clark 68-67 — 135 -5 Troy Merritt 70-65 — 135 -5 Bubba Watson 69-66 — 135 -5 Ryan Armour 64-71 — 135 -5 Freddie Jacobson 70-65 — 135 -5 Harold Varner III 69-66 — 135 -5 Nick Watney 66-69 — 135 -5 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 64-72 — 136 -4 Josh Teater 68-68 — 136 -4 Seamus Power 66-70 — 136 -4 Marc Leishman 66-70 — 136 -4 Peter Malnati 66-70 — 136 -4 Sam Burns 67-69 — 136 -4 Alex Prugh 68-68 — 136 -4 Kevin Tway 68-68 — 136 -4 Justin Thomas 68-68 — 136 -4 Tom Hoge 67-69 — 136 -4 Richy Werenski 67-69 — 136 -4 J.J. Spaun 68-69 — 137 -3 Abraham Ancer 64-73 — 137 -3 Shawn Stefani 68-69 — 137 -3 Sungjae Im 68-69 — 137 -3 Jim Herman 67-70 — 137 -3 Tyler Duncan 67-70 — 137 -3 Brandt Snedeker 68-69 — 137 -3 C.T. Pan 67-70 — 137 -3 Brooks Koepka 71-66 — 137 -3 Chip McDaniel 69-68 — 137 -3 Nick Taylor 69-69 — 138 -2 Brandon Harkins 66-72 — 138 -2 Russell Knox 69-69 — 138 -2 Mackenzie Hughes 64-74 — 138 -2 Andrew Landry 67-71 — 138 -2 Bryson DeChambeau 68-70 — 138 -2 Scott Langley 65-73 — 138 -2 Joel Dahmen 70-68 — 138 -2 Harris English 72-66 — 138 -2 Matthew Wolff 70-68 — 138 -2 Seth Reeves 68-70 — 138 -2 Cameron Davis 70-68 — 138 -2 Matt Jones 69-69 — 138 -2 Alex Cejka 69-69 — 138 -2 Sung Kang 68-70 — 138 -2 Emiliano Grillo 67-71 — 138 -2 Patrick Cantlay 66-72 — 138 -2 Francesco Molinari 69-69 — 138 -2 Brian Harman 72-66 — 138 -2 Cody Gribble 69-69 — 138 -2 Beau Hossler 69-69 — 138 -2 Brendan Steele 71-67 — 138 -2 Sangmoon Bae 68-70 — 138 -2 Stephan Jaeger 70-68 — 138 -2 Viktor Hovland 67-71 — 138 -2 Kramer Hickok 70-68 — 138 -2 Missed the Cut Trey Mullinax 70-69 — 139 -1 Max Homa 70-69 — 139 -1 Brice Garnett 70-69 — 139 -1 Si Woo Kim 70-69 — 139 -1 Sepp Straka 70-69 — 139 -1 Carlos Ortiz 71-68 — 139 -1 Curtis Luck 70-69 — 139 -1 Ben Silverman 73-66 — 139 -1 Michael Miller 69-70 — 139 -1 Boo Weekley 69-71 — 140 E Adam Hadwin 70-70 — 140 E Adam Svensson 73-67 — 140 E Chad Collins 70-70 — 140 E Denny McCarthy 71-69 — 140 E Rod Pampling 72-68 — 140 E Padraig Harrington 68-72 — 140 E Dylan Frittelli 70-70 — 140 E Kyle Jones 69-71 — 140 E Adam Schenk 69-72 — 141 +1 Chesson Hadley 69-72 — 141 +1 Brian Gay 68-73 — 141 +1 Jim Knous 70-71 — 141 +1 John Chin 71-70 — 141 +1 Ryan McCormick 69-72 — 141 +1 Fabian Gomez 70-71 — 141 +1 Dominic Bozzelli 74-67 — 141 +1 Lucas Glover 71-70 — 141 +1 Charley Hoffman 74-67 — 141 +1 J.T. Poston 69-72 — 141 +1 Nicholas Lindheim 71-70 — 141 +1 Sebastian Munoz 69-73 — 142 +2 Michael Kim 69-73 — 142 +2 Daniel Berger 68-74 — 142 +2 Jordan Spieth 73-69 — 142 +2 J.J. Henry 70-72 — 142 +2 Aaron Baddeley 70-72 — 142 +2 Danny Lee 73-69 — 142 +2 Julian Etulain 72-70 — 142 +2 Joey Garber 71-71 — 142 +2 Tony Finau 71-71 — 142 +2 Cameron Champ 72-70 — 142 +2 Scott Stallings 72-70 — 142 +2 73-69 — 142 +2 Chase Wright Cameron Smith 71-72 — 143 +3 Martin Trainer 74-69 — 143 +3 Phil Mickelson 67-76 — 143 +3 Anders Albertson 71-72 — 143 +3 Kelly Kraft 70-73 — 143 +3 Ollie Schniederjans 71-72 — 143 +3 Byeong Hun An 70-73 — 143 +3 Patton Kizzire 71-72 — 143 +3 Chris Stroud 69-74 — 143 +3 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 69-74 — 143 +3 Roger Sloan 74-70 — 144 +4 J.B. Holmes 69-75 — 144 +4 Bud Cauley 72-72 — 144 +4 Hunter Mahan 70-74 — 144 +4 Jonas Blixt 71-73 — 144 +4 Austin Cook 73-71 — 144 +4 Brian Stuard 74-70 — 144 +4 Morgan Hoffmann 77-68 — 145 +5 Satoshi Kodaira 70-75 — 145 +5 Jose de Jesus Rodriguez 74-71 — 145 +5 Wes Roach 71-74 — 145 +5 Russell Henley 74-71 — 145 +5 Chris Thompson 72-73 — 145 +5 Peter Uihlein 76-70 — 146 +6 Justin Suh 73-73 — 146 +6 Whee Kim 77-71 — 148 +8 Anirban Lahiri 72-77 — 149 +9 Jason Kokrak 75-74 — 149 +9 Jim Renner 75-74 — 149 +9 Brandon Hagy 78-71 — 149 +9 Chris Tallman 78-76 — 154+14

PGA Champions American Family Championship

At University Ridge GC, Madison, Wis. Purse: $2M | Yards: 7,056; Par 36-36—72 First Round, Friday Jerry Kelly 34-31 — 65 -7 David Frost 34-32 — 66 -6 Kirk Triplett 34-33 — 67 -5 Steve Stricker 34-33 — 67 -5 David Toms 35-32 — 67 -5 Duffy Waldorf 34-33 — 67 -5 Corey Pavin 35-32 — 67 -5 Tom Gillis 36-31 — 67 -5 Steve Flesch 34-34 — 68 -4 John Daly 34-34 — 68 -4 Scott Parel 34-34 — 68 -4 Tom Pernice Jr. 35-33 — 68 -4 Billy Andrade 34-34 — 68 -4 Gibby Gilbert III 35-33 — 68 -4 David McKenzie 33-35 — 68 -4 Bernhard Langer 33-36 — 69 -3 Retief Goosen 33-36 — 69 -3 Brandt Jobe 37-32 — 69 -3 Miguel Angel Jimenez 35-34 — 69 -3 Woody Austin 36-33 — 69 -3 Esteban Toledo 35-34 — 69 -3 Lee Janzen 35-34 — 69 -3 Stephen Leaney 35-34 — 69 -3 Cliff Kresge 37-32 — 69 -3 Colin Montgomerie 36-34 — 70 -2 Kevin Sutherland 34-36 — 70 -2 Kenny Perry 35-35 — 70 -2 Michael Allen 36-34 — 70 -2 Scott Hoch 37-33 — 70 -2 Larry Mize 35-35 — 70 -2 Shaun Micheel 37-33 — 70 -2 Ken Duke 35-35 — 70 -2 Bob Estes 35-35 — 70 -2 John Huston 36-34 — 70 -2 Jerry Smith 37-33 — 70 -2 Dave Cunningham 35-35 — 70 -2

Euro International Open

Munich, Germany Purse: $2.24M | Yardage: 7,235; Par 72 Second Round, Friday Martin Kaymer, Germany 67-66 — 133 C. Bezuidenhout, S.Africa 70-65 — 135 Kim Koivu, Finland 70-66 — 136 Sebastian Soderberg, Sweden69-67 — 136 Edoardo Molinari, Italy 70-67 — 137 Lee Westwood, England 68-69 — 137 Mac Schmitt, Germany 69-68 — 137 Andrea Pavan, Italy 66-71 — 137 Jordan Smith, England 70-67 — 137 Alvaro Quiros, Spain 69-68 — 137 Matt Wallace, England 69-68 — 137 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 72-66 — 138 Callum Shinkwin, England 69-69 — 138 John Catlin, United States 73-66 — 139 Luis Gagne, Costa Rica 71-68 — 139 Sam Horsfield, England 72-67 — 139 Kurt Kitayama, United States 71-68 — 139 Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain 70-69 — 139 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 73-66 — 139 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 79-70 — 139 Matthias Schwab, Austria 70-69 — 139 Andrew Johnston, England 70-69 — 139 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 71-68 — 139 Filippo Bergamaschi, Italy 70-69 — 139 Also Sihwan Kim, United States 73-69 — 142 David Lipsky, United States 74-68 — 142 Paul Peterson, United States 73-69 — 142 Missed the Cut Sergio Garcia, Spain 73-70 — 143 Julian Suri, United States 73-70 — 143 Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain 71-73 — 144 Sean Crocker, United States 75-72 — 147

Area holes in one Old Hickory: Amanda Moen, hole No. 5, 120 yards, 5-hybrid. St. Peters: Al Meinershagen, hole No. 12, 133 yards, 7-iron, June 20.

HORSE RACING Fairmount Park entries

Saturday’s post time: 7:30 p.m. Party at the Park FIRST: 6F, $3,200 CND CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Mignight’s Fantasy Molina 6-1 2 Wildwood’s Afleet Arrieta 7-2 3 Name Dropper Ortiz 9-5 4 Made to Fit Simpson 1-1 SECOND: 6F, F&M $3,200 CND CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Pink for Me Arrieta 1-1 2 Sassy and Regal Molina 6-1 3 Sing Kitty Sing Simpson 7-5 4 Patsy Em Lopez 5-1 THIRD: 6F, NW2L $4,000 CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Raisedonrocknroll Molina 9-5 2 Jodynbud Simpson 8-1 3 Thirst Quencher Thurman 15-1 4 Barton Attack Arrieta 9-2 5 Red Dirt Road Diego 1-1 FOURTH: 1MILE 70YDS, NWY $4,000 CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Jaguar Ridge Molina 9-5 2 Shobiz Star Diego 5-2 3 Mr. Ticker Talker Ortiz 2-1 4 Tabaddol Simpson 7-2 FIFTH: 6F, NW3L $4,000 CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Bad Moon Simpson 9-2 2 W W Russian Gold Retana 6-1 3 Uncle Pappy Arrieta 3-1 4 Dancing Position Molina 5-2 5 Sooner Heat Ortiz 4-1 6 Jenna J Thurman 5-1 SIXTH: F&M $10,000 AOC PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Mary Jeans Wildcat Molina 7-2 2 Angels N Boots Lopez 5-1 3 Prancipants Thurman 4-1 4 Ghaaleb the Great Arrieta 1-1 5 Positionedtodance Ortiz 6-1 SEVENTH: 6F, MSW 3&UP PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Close Behind Simpson 4-1 2 Eugene Molina 5-1 3 Great Gret Arrieta 3-5 4 Lee La Dew Diego 12-1 5 Sweet Circle Thurman 15-1 6 Treasure Nap Ortiz 8-1

PRO HOCKEY NHL Draft

Friday | Rogers Arena, Vancouver First Round 1. New Jersey, Jack Hughes, c, USA U-18 (NTDP). 2. N.Y. Rangers, Kaapo Kakko, rw, TPS (Finland). 3. Chicago, Kirby Dach, c, Saskatoon (WHL). 4. Colorado (from Ottawa), Bowen Byram, d, Vancouver (WHL). 5. Los Angeles, Alex Turcotte, c, USA U-18 (NTDP). 6. Detroit, Moritz Seider, d, Mannheim (Germany). 7. Buffalo, Dylan Cozens, c, Lethbridge (WHL).

8. Edmonton, Philip Broberg, d, AIK (Sweden-2). 9. Anaheim, Trevor Zegras, c, USA U-18 (NTDP). 10. Vancouver, Vasily Podkolzin, rw, Neva St. Petersburg (Russia-2). 11. Arizona (from Philadelphia), Victor Soderstrom, d, Brynas (Sweden). 12. Minnesota, Matthew Boldy, lw, USA U-18 (NTDP). 13. Florida, Spencer Knight, g, USA U-18 (NTDP). 14. Philadelphia (from Arizona), Cam York, d, USA U-18 (NTDP). 15. Montreal, Cole Caufield, rw, USA U-18 (NTDP). 16. Colorado, Alex Newhook, c, Victoria (BCHL). 17. Vegas, Peyton Krebs, c, Kootenay (WHL). 18. Dallas, Thomas Harley, d, Mississauga (OHL). 19. Ottawa (from Columbus), Lassi Thomson, d, Kelowna (WHL). 20. Winnipeg (from N.Y. Rangers), Ville Heinola, d, Luuko (Finland). 21. Pittsburgh, Samuel Poulin, rw, Sherbrooke (QMJHL). 22. Los Angeles (from Toronto), Tobias Bjornfot, d, Djurgarden Jr. (Sweden-Jr.). 23. N.Y. Islanders, Simon Holmstron, rw, HV71 Jr. (Sweden-Jr.). 24. Nashville, Philip Tomasino, c, Niagara (OHL). 25. Washington, Connor McMichael, c, Lonodon (OHL). 26. Calgary, Jakob Pelletier, lw, Moncton (QMJHL). 27. Tampa Bay, Nolan Foote, lw, Kelowna (WHL). 28. Carolina, Ryan Suzuki, c, Barrie (OHL). 29. Anaheim (from San Jose via Buffalo), Brayden Tracey, lw, Moose Jaw (WHL). 30. Boston, John Beecher, c, USA U-18 (NTDP). 31. Buffalo (from St. Louis), Ryan Johnson, d, Sioux Falls (USHL).

BASEBALL Frontier League

East Lake Erie Schaumburg Windy City Washington Joliet West Florence Southern Illinois Evansville Rascals Grizzlies

W L Pct. 18 16 .529 19 17 .528 17 19 .472 13 23 .361 12 24 .333 W L Pct. 23 12 .657 22 12 .647 20 16 .556 18 17 .514 15 21 .417 Friday Florence 5, Grizzlies 4 Lake Erie 7, Evansville 3 Southern Illinois at Schaumburg, (n) Rascals at Joliet, (n) Washington at Windy City, (n) Saturday Grizzlies at Florence, 5:05 p.m. Evansville at Lake Erie, 5:05 p.m. Southern Illinois at Schaumburg, 6 p.m. Washington at Windy City, 6:05 p.m. Rascals at Joliet, 7:05 p.m.

GB — — 2 6 7 GB — ½ 3½ 5 8½

College World Series

At TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb. (Double Elimination; x-if necessary) Friday Michigan 15, Texas Tech 3, Texas Tech eliminated Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2, Louisville eliminated Championship Series (Best-of-3) Michigan (48-20) vs. Vanderbilt (57-11) Monday: Game 1, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Game 2, 6 p.m. x-Wednesday: Game 3, 6 p.m.

Major League leaders

NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING: Bellinger, Los Angeles, .358; Yelich, Milwaukee, .348; McNeil, New York, .341; Blackmon, Colorado, .336; Dahl, Colorado, .332; Arenado, Colorado, .328; Freeman, Atlanta, .314; Rendon, Washington, .313; Bell, Pittsburgh, .312; JTurner, Los Angeles, .310. RBI: Bell, Pittsburgh, 66; Arenado, Colorado, 60; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 60; Alonso, New York, 59; Escobar, Arizona, 59; Yelich, Milwaukee, 59; Ozuna, Cardinals, 57; Freeman, Atlanta, 56; Rizzo, Chicago, 53; Rendon, Washington, 52. HOME RUNS: Yelich, Milwaukee, 28; Alonso, New York, 25; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 24; Renfroe, San Diego, 23; Freeman, Atlanta, 21; Moustakas, Milwaukee, 21; Bell, Pittsburgh, 20; KMarte, Arizona, 20; Pederson, Los Angeles, 20; Reyes, San Diego, 20. PITCHING: Ryu, Los Angeles, 9-1; Fried, Atlanta, 8-3; Greinke, Arizona, 8-3; Soroka, Atlanta, 8-1; Strasburg, Washington, 8-4; Woodruff, Milwaukee, 8-2; 10 tied at 7. ERA: Ryu, Los Angeles, 1.26; Soroka, Atlanta, 2.12; Castillo, Cincinnati, 2.26; Scherzer, Washington, 2.62; Eflin, Philadelphia, 2.83; Hamels, Chicago, 2.85; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 2.85; Greinke, Arizona, 2.91; Buehler, Los Angeles, 3.06; Davies, Milwaukee, 3.06. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 146; Strasburg, Washington, 120; Ray, Arizona, 115; deGrom, New York, 112; Castillo, Cincinnati, 103; Marquez, Colorado, 103; Wheeler, New York, 103; Corbin, Washington, 102; Woodruff, Milwaukee, 102; Nola, Philadelphia, 100. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING: Polanco, Minnesota, .325; LeMahieu, New York, .314; Brantley, Houston, .314; Anderson, Chicago, .312; Devers, Boston, .307; Mancini, Baltimore, .304; Andrus, Texas, .303; Meadows, Tampa Bay, .303; Trout, Los Angeles, .302; Pham, Tampa Bay, .301. RBI: Trout, Los Angeles, 56; DSantana, Seattle, 55; Abreu, Chicago, 54; Encarnacion, New York, 53; Rosario, Minnesota, 53; Soler, Kansas City, 52; Sanchez, New York, 52; Bregman, Houston, 51; Kepler, Minnesota, 50; Bogaerts, Boston, 49. HOME RUNS: Encarnacion, New York, 23; Sanchez, New York, 23; Trout, Los Angeles, 22; Bregman, Houston, 21; Soler, Kansas City, 20; Kepler, Minnesota, 19; Rosario, Minnesota, 19; Torres, New York, 18; Vogelbach, Seattle, 18; 5 tied at 17. PITCHING: Giolito, Chicago, 10-2; Odorizzi, Minnesota, 10-3; German, New York, 9-2; Montas, Oakland, 9-2; Verlander, Houston, 9-3; Berrios, Minnesota, 8-3; Gonzales, Seattle, 8-6; Lynn, Texas, 8-4; Morton, Tampa Bay, 8-1; Rodriguez, Boston, 8-4. ERA: Morton, Tampa Bay, 2.31; Minor, Texas, 2.52; Odorizzi, Minnesota, 2.58; Verlander, Houston, 2.59; Montas, Oakland, 2.70; Giolito, Chicago, 2.74; Berrios, Minnesota, 2.86; Chirinos, Tampa Bay, 3.00; Tanaka, New York, 3.23; Stroman, Toronto, 3.23. STRIKEOUTS: Cole, Houston, 148; Verlander, Houston, 133; Sale, Boston, 130; Bauer, Cleveland, 122; Boyd, Detroit, 118; Bieber, Cleveland, 116; Morton, Tampa Bay, 113; Giolito, Chicago, 104; Minor, Texas, 103;


SPORTS

06.22.2019 • Saturday • M 2

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B7

Blues will open season vs. Washington on Oct. 2

Blues From B1

member of the Arizona Coyotes. Hughes had 112 points in 50 games for the U.S. NTDP last season and 228 points over two seasons. His brother Quinn, a defenseman, was taken seventh by the Vancouver Canucks last season. Hughes was considered the favorite as No. 1 overall pick almost wire-to-wire in this draft cycle, although for a while some thought Finland’s Kaapo Kakko might challenge for the top spot. Kakko, 18, went second — to the New York Rangers. With Finland’s national team, Kakko has won gold medals at the Under-18, Under-20 and Men’s levels over the past year-plus. It’s only 13.9 miles from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the home of the Devils, across the Hudson River to Madison Square Garden, the home of the Rangers. So the careers of Hughes and Kakko will be linked for years.

BLUES WAIT The Blues, proud holders of the Stanley Cup as NHL champions, are happy they’re not part of the Hughes story. They had top 10 protection on the first-round pick they sent to Buffalo last July 1 as part of the Ryan O’Reilly trade. That meant if the Blues ended up with a top 10 pick this season by virtue of a non-playoff finish, they could forgo sending a firstrounder to Buffalo until the 2020 draft. And as late as the morning of Jan. 3, when they were last in the NHL standings, Hughes was very

AMERICA’S LINE BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League Twins ....................-$185 ................. ROYALS RED SOX................-$210 ...............Blue Jays ATHLETICS ............-$125 ...................... Rays MARINERS ............-$155 .................. Orioles INDIANS................-$135 .................... Tigers YANKEES...............-$160 ....................Astros RANGERS ..............-$190 ..............White Sox National League CUBS.....................-$135 ...................... Mets PHILLIES ...............-$210 ..................Marlins Padres ..................-$120 ................ PIRATES BREWERS..............-$105 ...................... Reds NATIONALS ...........-$125 ................... Braves DODGERS..............-$260 ..................Rockies DBACKS.................-$120 ....................Giants Interleague Angels...................-$110 ................... CARDS FOOTBALL | CFL Favorite Open/current Underdog Hamilton..............3.5/3.5............. TORONTO SOCCER Women’s World Cup, Monday Favorite Underdog USA -$290.................................Spain +$800 Draw: +$360; Over/under: 2.5 goals Home team in CAPS © 2019 Benjamin Eckstein

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL Major League Baseball MLB — Suspended Texas 3B Asdrubal Cabrera four games and fined him an undisclosed amount for throwing equipment from the dugout at umpire Bill Miller during a Jun 19 game against Cleveland. OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF BASEBALL — Suspended Oakland RHP Frankie Montas 80 games after testing positive for Ostarine, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned LHP Paul Fry and RHP Evan Phillips to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Branden Kline from Bowie (EL). Recalled LHP Tanner Scott from Norfolk. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Placed RHP Mike Clevinger on the 10-day IL, retroactive to June 18. Recalled RHP Aaron Civale from Columbus (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Reinstated C Max Stassi from the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Reymin Guduan from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned C Garrett Stubbs and INF Jack Mayfield to Round Rock. NEW YORK YANKEES — Reinstated RF Aaron Judge from the 10-day IL. SEATTLE MARINERS — Recalled RHP Dan Altavilla from Tacoma (PCL). Optioned RHP Tayler Scott to Tacoma. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled INF Matt Beaty from Oklahoma City (PCL). Placed RHP Josh Sborz on the 10-day IL. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Claimed OF Joey Rickard off waivers from Baltimore and optioned him to Sacramento (PCL). Transferred RHP Nick Vincent to the 60-day DL. Placed OF Steven Duggar on the 10-day IL, retroactive to June 19. Recalled OF Alex Dickerson from Sacramento. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled RHP Joe Ross from Fresno (PCL). Optioned INF Adrian Sanchez to Harrisburg (EL). American Association CLEBURNE RAILROADERS — Released RHP Connor Dotson. Acquired RHP Stephen Johnson from High Point (Atlantic) for a player to be named. KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Sold the contract of RHP Jon Perrin to the Acereros de Norte (Mexican). LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Released OF D.K. Carey. MILWAUKEE MILKMEN — Traded OF Teodoro Martinez to Lincoln for cash. Signed INF Steve Pascual. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Released RHP Brian Heldman. Signed RHP Austin Orvis. TEXAS AIRHOGS — Activated INF Chen Jiaji. Removed INF Chen Junpeng from the active roster. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed LHP Clint Freeman. Placed RHP Travis Banwart on the inactive list. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Sold the contract of LHP Jacques Pucheu to Cincinnati (NL). Signed RHP Malcolm Grady. GRIZZLIES — Signed INF Christian Funk and 1B/OF Dustin Woodcock. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed 1B/OF Brady Wofford. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed INF Chase Suddeth. BASKETBALL Women’s National Basketball Association NEW YORK LIBERTY — Announced the resignation of assistant coach Charmin Smith to become the women’s basketball coach at California. SOCCER Major League Soccer FC DALLAS — Signed F Ricardo Pepi. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Announced D Gabriel Somi and the team have mutually agreed to part ways. COLLEGE FLORIDA GULF COAST — Promoted Mandi Pierce to women’s assistant basketball coach. FLORIDA STATE — Promoted Mike Martin Jr. to baseball coach. GEORGIA — Dismissed junior WR Jeremiah Holloman from the football team.

BOXING Fight Schedule Saturday At Wolstein Center, Cleveland (CBSSN), Dewayne Beamon vs. Froilan Saludar, 12, for the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) super flyweight title; Cody Crowley vs. Navid Mansouri, 12, for the vacant WBC United States (USNBC) super welterweight title. Sunday At Mandalay Bay Resorts & Casino, Las Vegas (FOX), Jermell Charlo, vs. Jorge Cota, 12, for junior middleweights; Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Julio Ceja, 12, super bantamweights. At Temecula, Calif. (ESPN), Richard Commey vs. Ray Beltran, 12, for Commey’s IBF lightweight title.

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JONATHAN HAYWARD, THE CANADIAN PRESS

The top three NHL draft picks, the New Jersey Devils’ Jack Hughes (center), the New York Rangers’ Kaapo Kakko (left) and the Chicago Blackhawks’ Kirby Dach celebrate after being selected Friday. much in play for the Blues. But once the Blues’ began their run up the standings in February, their focus changed. “You can’t study the guys you’re not going to get,” said Bill Armstrong, the Blues’ assistant general manager and director of amateur scouting. There are only so many hours in the day. “For us it was a wide range of guys at the start,” Armstrong said. “But then as we started to win it obviously changed. And the way we did it (climbed up the standings), it gave us enough time to make adjustments and target the right guys down the stretch.” Once they went on their 11game winning streak, the Blues had worked themselves into playoff position by late February. And at that point, Armstrong said, “It’s just common sense that you’re not going to get Hughes. . . . It’s just a common-sense thing where you look at it and see who’s not coming to our party.” As a result of their Stanley Cup championship, the Blues’ draft

party won’t begin until the end of the second round, at No. 62 overall, on Saturday. Buffalo used the O’Reilly pick to take defenseman Ryan Johnson from Sioux Falls of the U.S. Hockey League at No. 31 to end the first round and end Day 1 of the draft. Johnson’s father, Craig, was a second-round pick by the Blues in 1990. With that in mind, Armstrong said the Blues have zeroed in on five to 10 players who figure to be around when they finally make their pick, while also projecting in what order those five to 10 players might be taken. The Blues also have selections at the end of the third, fifth and seventh rounds Saturday, barring trades. As for Doug Armstrong, the Blues’ general manager, Friday was a quiet night as he foreshadowed earlier in the week. “I think the last two drafts we’ve acquired players at the draft,” he said. “We’ve given up first-round picks to do it. This year we don’t have one. And we don’t have many

SOCCER Major League Soccer EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 9 4 4 31 31 20 Montreal 8 7 3 27 21 28 D.C. United 7 4 6 27 23 18 Atlanta 8 5 2 26 19 11 New York 7 6 3 24 27 19 New York City FC 5 1 8 23 23 17 Toronto FC 5 6 4 19 26 25 Orlando City 5 7 3 18 22 21 Chicago 4 6 6 18 24 23 Columbus 5 9 2 17 16 24 New England 4 8 4 16 17 33 Cincinnati 3 11 2 11 14 33 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA Los Angeles FC 11 1 4 37 39 13 LA Galaxy 9 6 1 28 22 19 Seattle 7 4 5 26 26 21 Houston 7 3 3 24 21 14 FC Dallas 6 6 4 22 22 22 Minnesota United 6 7 3 21 23 25 Real Salt Lake 6 8 1 19 21 27 San Jose 5 6 4 19 23 27 Vancouver 4 6 6 18 17 20 Sporting K.C. 3 5 7 16 26 27 Colorado 4 9 3 15 25 34 Portland 4 7 2 14 19 26 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Saturday LA Galaxy at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chicago, 7 p.m. Toronto FC at FC Dallas, 7 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Houston at Portland, 10 p.m. Sunday Sporting K.C. at Columbus, 4:30 p.m.

USL Championship Eastern W L T Pts GF GA Tampa Bay 8 1 6 30 22 8 New York Red Bulls II 9 3 2 29 31 15 Nashville 8 3 4 28 27 13 Indy 8 2 3 27 20 9 North Carolina 7 2 5 26 24 11 Louisville 7 5 3 24 23 19 Ottawa 6 2 5 23 19 11 Charleston 5 3 6 21 19 17 STLFC 5 3 4 19 14 11 Pittsburgh 3 2 7 16 20 15 Bethlehem Steel 4 7 4 16 22 31 Atlanta 2 3 7 4 13 13 26 Loudoun 3 6 3 12 16 19 Charlotte 2 7 6 12 17 26 Birmingham 3 8 3 12 11 27 Memphis 2 7 5 11 12 20 Hartford 2 10 3 9 14 32 Swope Park Rangers 1 8 5 8 17 31 Western W L T Pts GF GA Phoenix 8 2 5 29 37 14 El Paso 7 2 5 26 21 12 New Mexico 6 3 7 25 32 27 Portland II 6 2 6 24 30 22 Reno 6 4 5 23 30 24 Fresno 5 2 7 22 23 15 OKC Energy 5 4 7 22 22 22 Sacramento 6 5 2 20 18 17 Austin 5 5 5 20 17 18 Rio Grande Valley 5 6 4 19 29 28 Las Vegas 5 6 4 19 24 24 Orange County 4 4 7 19 24 24 LA Galaxy II 4 6 6 18 24 35 Tulsa 4 6 5 17 24 28 San Antonio 4 7 4 16 20 24 Real Monarchs 4 6 3 15 26 27 Colorado Springs 4 9 2 14 14 24 Tacoma 2 11 4 10 14 44 Friday San Antonio at Fresno, (n) Saturday North Carolina at STLFC, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Bethlehem Steel, 4 p.m. Atlanta 2 at Indy, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Louisville, 6 p.m. New York Red Bulls II at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Swope Park Rangers at Charleston, 6:30 p.m. Hartford at Birmingham, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Nashville, 7 p.m. Austin at Rio Grande Valley, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at OKC Energy, 8 p.m. Real Monarchs at Colorado Springs, 8 p.m. Las Vegas at El Paso, 8:30 p.m. New Mexico at LA Galaxy II, 9 p.m. Portland II at Orange County, 9 p.m. Tulsa at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

CONCACAF Gold Cup GROUP A GP W D L GF GA Pts Mexico 2 2 0 0 10 0 6 Canada 2 1 0 1 5 3 3 Martinique 2 1 0 1 3 4 3 Cuba 2 0 0 2 0 10 0 Sunday, Charlotte, N.C. Canada vs. Cuba, 5 p.m. Martinique vs. Mexico, 7 p.m. GROUP B GP W D L GF GA Pts Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 6 1 6 Haiti 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 Bermuda 2 0 0 2 2 4 0 Nicaragua 2 0 0 2 0 6 0 Thursday, Frisco, Texas Haiti 2, Bermuda 1 Costa Rica 4, Nicaragua 0 Monday, Harrison, N.J. Bermuda vs. Nicaragua, 5:30 p.m. Haiti vs. Costa Rica, 7:30 p.m. GROUP C GP W D L GF GA Pts Jamaica 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 El Salvador 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 Curacao 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 Honduras 2 0 0 2 2 4 0 Friday, Houston El Salvador 0, Jamaica 0 Curacao 1, Honduras 0 Tuesday, Los Angeles Jamaica vs. Curacao, 7 p.m. Honduras vs. El Salvador, 9 p.m. GROUP D GP W D L GF GA Pts United States 1 1 0 0 4 0 3 Panama 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 Guyana 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 Trinidad 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 Saturday, Cleveland Guyana vs. Panama, 4:30 p.m. United States vs. Trinidad and Tobago, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, Kansas City, Kan. Trinidad and Tobago vs. Guyana, 5:30 p.m. Panama vs. United States, 7:30 p.m. QUARTERFINALS: June 29-30 SEMIFINALS: July 2-3 CHAMPIONSHIP: July 7, Chicago

Pittsburgh when the Penguins raised their banner at their home opener. There isn’t much of a gap for the Blues between their final preseason game, which is on Sept. 29 at Columbus, and their season opener. And the Blues will also see the Capitals in the preseason, on Sept. 27. The NHL released only each team’s home opener on Friday. The Blues’ complete schedule will be released on Tuesday.

The Blues’ Stanley Cup celebration will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 2, when the team will raise its championship banner before their season-opening game against Washington at Enterprise Center. The game between the two most recent Stanley Cup champions is one of four on the first day of the NHL season. The Blues know what a banner-raising ceremony looks like. Two seasons ago, they were in

— Tom Timmermann

unrestricted free agents. So our roster’s relatively set.” In 2017, the Blues gave up two first-round picks for Brayden Schenn (one in the ‘17 draft and one in the ‘18 draft). On Friday, they yielded the No. 31 pick to Buffalo as part of the O’Reilly trade. Schenn was an NHL all-star in 2017-18, his first season with the Blues. And O’Reilly was an all-star this season, his first with the Blues. All told, it was a quiet first round. The only trade Friday came when Arizona moved up from No. 14 to No. 11 in a deal with Philadelphia to take Swedish defenseman Victor Soderstrom. The Flyers also got a second-round pick in the trade.

FOCUS ON U.S.

that program to be taken among the top 15 selections. At one point in the round, picks Nos. 12-15, there were four consecutive players taken from the U.S. development team — including goalie Spencer Knight to the Florida Panthers (at No. 13) and Cole Caufield (at No. 15) to the Montreal Canadiens. Knight is just the 10th American goalie to be drafted in the first round. Caufield, who’s only 5 feet 7, scored 72 goals in 64 games this season, shattering the previous U.S. Development Team record (55 goals) set by current Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews. When center John Beecher was taken 30th, by the Boston Bruins, it made eight Americans drafted from the U.S. Development Team.

It was an excellent night for the U.S. development team. Hughes was the first of seven players from

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GOLF Women’s PGA Championship

At Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn. Purse: $3.85M | Yards: 6,741; Par 72 Second Round, Friday Hannah Green 68-69 — 137 -7 Ariya Jutanugarn 70-70 — 140 -4 Lydia Ko 71-70 — 141 -3 Sung Hyun Park 70-71 — 141 -3 Nelly Korda 72-70 — 142 -2 Angel Yin 71-71 — 142 -2 Nuria Iturrioz 73-70 — 143 -1 Jimin Kang 73-70 — 143 -1 Lexi Thompson 72-71 — 143 -1 Pernilla Lindberg 72-71 — 143 -1 Caroline Hedwall 72-71 — 143 -1 Lizette Salas 72-71 — 143 -1 Moriya Jutanugarn 71-72 — 143 -1 Xiyu Lin 70-73 — 143 -1 Hyo Joo Kim 69-74 — 143 -1 Jin Young Ko 77-67 — 144 E Jessica Korda 74-70 — 144 E In Gee Chun 74-70 — 144 E Jennifer Song 74-70 — 144 E Pajaree Anannarukarn 74-70 — 144 E Brittany Lang 73-71 — 144 E Caroline Masson 72-72 — 144 E Pornanong Phatlum 72-72 — 144 E Amy Yang 70-74 — 144 E In-Kyung Kim 70-74 — 144 E Gemma Dryburgh 75-70 — 145 +1 Danielle Kang 75-70 — 145 +1 Mariajo Uribe 75-70 — 145 +1 Sei Young Kim 73-72 — 145 +1 Inbee Park 72-73 — 145 +1 Yu Liu 72-73 — 145 +1 Lauren Stephenson 72-73 — 145 +1 Mirim Lee 71-74 — 145 +1 Annie Park 70-75 — 145 +1 Mel Reid 69-76 — 145 +1 Marina Alex 76-70 — 146 +2 Georgia Hall 76-70 — 146 +2 Sarah Schmelzel 75-71 — 146 +2 Megan Khang 74-72 — 146 +2 Wei-Ling Hsu 73-73 — 146 +2 Haeji Kang 72-74 — 146 +2 So Yeon Ryu 71-75 — 146 +2 Carlota Ciganda 71-75 — 146 +2 Chella Choi 71-75 — 146 +2 Alena Sharp 77-70 — 147 +3 Brittany Altomare 76-71 — 147 +3 Peiyun Chien 74-73 — 147 +3 Angela Stanford 74-73 — 147 +3 Kris Tamulis 74-73 — 147 +3 Tiffany Joh 73-74 — 147 +3 Pavarisa Yoktuan 73-74 — 147 +3 Kendall Dye 72-75 — 147 +3 Mariah Stackhouse 78-70 — 148 +4 Madelene Sagstrom 76-72 — 148 +4 Nasa Hataoka 76-72 — 148 +4 Ryann O’Toole 76-72 — 148 +4 Jeong Eun Lee 75-73 — 148 +4 Daniela Darquea 75-73 — 148 +4 Minjee Lee 74-74 — 148 +4 Kristen Gillman 74-74 — 148 +4 Sandra Gal 74-74 — 148 +4 Jeongeun Lee6 73-75 — 148 +4 Azahara Munoz 73-75 — 148 +4 Jenny Shin 72-76 — 148 +4 Wichanee Meechai 72-76 — 148 +4 Sarah Burnham 78-71 — 149 +5 Jane Park 77-72 — 149 +5 Katherine Perry 76-73 — 149 +5 Brooke M. Henderson 76-73 — 149 +5 Na Yeon Choi 76-73 — 149 +5 Anne van Dam 76-73 — 149 +5 Cristie Kerr 76-73 — 149 +5 Marissa Steen 75-74 — 149 +5 Karine Icher 75-74 — 149 +5 Jaye Marie Green 75-74 — 149 +5 Sakura Yokomine 75-74 — 149 +5 Mi Hyang Lee 74-75 — 149 +5 Su Oh 74-75 — 149 +5 Maria Fassi 73-76 — 149 +5 Celine Boutier 73-76 — 149 +5 Missed the Cut Karrie Webb 79-71 — 150 +6 Kim Kaufman 79-71 — 150 +6 Morgan Pressel 77-73 — 150 +6 Emma Talley 77-73 — 150 +6 Stephanie Meadow 75-75 — 150 +6 Cheyenne Knight 74-76 — 150 +6 Tiffany Chan 73-77 — 150 +6 Dana Finkelstein 73-77 — 150 +6 Shanshan Feng 72-78 — 150 +6 Jing Yan 79-72 — 151 +7 Nicole Broch Larsen 77-74 — 151 +7 Elizabeth Szokol 76-75 — 151 +7 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 76-75 — 151 +7 Anna Nordqvist 76-75 — 151 +7 Ally McDonald 75-76 — 151 +7 Gaby Lopez 75-76 — 151 +7 Ashleigh Buhai 73-78 — 151 +7 Ayako Uehara 80-72 — 152 +8 Emily Kristine Pedersen 79-73 — 152 +8 Leona Maguire 78-74 — 152 +8 Laetitia Beck 77-75 — 152 +8 Dottie Ardina 76-76 — 152 +8 Hee Young Park 76-76 — 152 +8 Luna Sobron 75-77 — 152 +8 Jasmine Suwannapura 75-77 — 152 +8 Charley Hull 75-77 — 152 +8 Eun-Hee Ji 74-78 — 152 +8 Nanna Koerstz Madsen 74-78 — 152 +8 Giulia Molinaro 79-74 — 153 +9 Gerina Piller 83-71 — 154 +10 Joanna Coe 81-73 — 154 +10 Alison Lee 80-74 — 154 +10 Lindy Duncan 80-74 — 154 +10 Bronte Law 79-75 — 154 +10 Katherine Kirk 78-76 — 154 +10 Paula Creamer 78-76 — 154 +10 P. Thanapolboonyaras 75-79 — 154 +10 Lee-Anne Pace 75-79 — 154 +10 Louise Ridderstrom 80-75 — 155 +11 Suzuka Yamaguchi 79-76 — 155 +11 Amy Olson 77-78 — 155 +11 Laura Gonzalez Escallon 77-78 — 155 +11 Lee Lopez 77-78 — 155 +11 Aditi Ashok 77-78 — 155 +11 Stacy Lewis 77-78 — 155 +11 Catriona Matthew 75-80 — 155 +11 Maria Torres 83-73 — 156 +12 Christina Kim 82-74 — 156 +12 Isi Gabsa 81-75 — 156 +12 Seul-Ki Park 80-76 — 156 +12 Sarah Kemp 79-77 — 156 +12 Jaclyn Lee 79-77 — 156 +12 Lindsey Weaver 79-77 — 156 +12 Charlotte Thomas 78-78 — 156 +12 Karen Chung 76-80 — 156 +12 Stephanie C. Eiswerth 81-76 — 157 +13 Linnea Strom 76-81 — 157 +13 Mina Harigae 76-81 — 157 +13 Austin Ernst 75-82 — 157 +14 Jacqui Concolino 80-78 — 158 +14 THA P.K. Kongkraphan 79-79 — 158 +14 Jennifer Kupcho 84-75 — 159 +15 Brianna Do 80-79 — 159 +15 Clariss Guce 77-82 — 159 +15 82-81 — 163 +19 Ashley Grier Michelle Wie 84-82 — 166 +22

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Travelers Championship

At TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Conn. Purse: $7.2M | Yards: 6,841; Par 70 Second Round, Friday Zack Sucher 64-65 — 129 -11 Chez Reavie 65-66 — 131 -9 Keegan Bradley 65-66 — 131 -9 Ryan Moore 68-64 — 132 -8 Bronson Burgoon 64-68 — 132 -8 Paul Casey 65-68 — 133 -7 Jason Day 70-63 — 133 -7 Robert Streb 65-68 — 133 -7 Collin Morikawa 66-67 — 133 -7 Brady Schnell 65-68 — 133 -7 Adam Long 66-67 — 133 -7 Andrew Putnam 66-67 — 133 -7 Kevin Kisner 69-65 — 134 -6 Kevin Streelman 67-67 — 134 -6 Louis Oosthuizen 66-68 — 134 -6 Ryan Blaum 67-67 — 134 -6 Sam Saunders 67-67 — 134 -6 Roberto Diaz 69-65 — 134 -6 Hank Lebioda 69-65 — 134 -6 Sam Ryder 67-67 — 134 -6 Vaughn Taylor 68-66 — 134 -6 Patrick Reed 68-66 — 134 -6 Martin Laird 67-67 — 134 -6 Scott Brown 67-67 — 134 -6 Joaquin Niemann 69-65 — 134 -6 Tommy Fleetwood 66-69 — 135 -5 Kyle Stanley 67-68 — 135 -5 Cameron Tringale 66-69 — 135 -5 Wyndham Clark 68-67 — 135 -5 Troy Merritt 70-65 — 135 -5 Bubba Watson 69-66 — 135 -5 Ryan Armour 64-71 — 135 -5 Freddie Jacobson 70-65 — 135 -5 Harold Varner III 69-66 — 135 -5 Nick Watney 66-69 — 135 -5 Kyoung-Hoon Lee 64-72 — 136 -4 Josh Teater 68-68 — 136 -4 Seamus Power 66-70 — 136 -4 Marc Leishman 66-70 — 136 -4 Peter Malnati 66-70 — 136 -4 Sam Burns 67-69 — 136 -4 Alex Prugh 68-68 — 136 -4 Kevin Tway 68-68 — 136 -4 Justin Thomas 68-68 — 136 -4 Tom Hoge 67-69 — 136 -4 Richy Werenski 67-69 — 136 -4 J.J. Spaun 68-69 — 137 -3 Abraham Ancer 64-73 — 137 -3 Shawn Stefani 68-69 — 137 -3 Sungjae Im 68-69 — 137 -3 Jim Herman 67-70 — 137 -3 Tyler Duncan 67-70 — 137 -3 Brandt Snedeker 68-69 — 137 -3 C.T. Pan 67-70 — 137 -3 Brooks Koepka 71-66 — 137 -3 Chip McDaniel 69-68 — 137 -3 Nick Taylor 69-69 — 138 -2 Brandon Harkins 66-72 — 138 -2 Russell Knox 69-69 — 138 -2 Mackenzie Hughes 64-74 — 138 -2 Andrew Landry 67-71 — 138 -2 Bryson DeChambeau 68-70 — 138 -2 Scott Langley 65-73 — 138 -2 Joel Dahmen 70-68 — 138 -2 Harris English 72-66 — 138 -2 Matthew Wolff 70-68 — 138 -2 Seth Reeves 68-70 — 138 -2 Cameron Davis 70-68 — 138 -2 Matt Jones 69-69 — 138 -2 Alex Cejka 69-69 — 138 -2 Sung Kang 68-70 — 138 -2 Emiliano Grillo 67-71 — 138 -2 Patrick Cantlay 66-72 — 138 -2 Francesco Molinari 69-69 — 138 -2 Brian Harman 72-66 — 138 -2 Cody Gribble 69-69 — 138 -2 Beau Hossler 69-69 — 138 -2 Brendan Steele 71-67 — 138 -2 Sangmoon Bae 68-70 — 138 -2 Stephan Jaeger 70-68 — 138 -2 Viktor Hovland 67-71 — 138 -2 Kramer Hickok 70-68 — 138 -2 Missed the Cut Trey Mullinax 70-69 — 139 -1 Max Homa 70-69 — 139 -1 Brice Garnett 70-69 — 139 -1 Si Woo Kim 70-69 — 139 -1 Sepp Straka 70-69 — 139 -1 Carlos Ortiz 71-68 — 139 -1 Curtis Luck 70-69 — 139 -1 Ben Silverman 73-66 — 139 -1 Michael Miller 69-70 — 139 -1 Boo Weekley 69-71 — 140 E Adam Hadwin 70-70 — 140 E Adam Svensson 73-67 — 140 E Chad Collins 70-70 — 140 E Denny McCarthy 71-69 — 140 E Rod Pampling 72-68 — 140 E Padraig Harrington 68-72 — 140 E Dylan Frittelli 70-70 — 140 E Kyle Jones 69-71 — 140 E Adam Schenk 69-72 — 141 +1 Chesson Hadley 69-72 — 141 +1 Brian Gay 68-73 — 141 +1 Jim Knous 70-71 — 141 +1 John Chin 71-70 — 141 +1 Ryan McCormick 69-72 — 141 +1 Fabian Gomez 70-71 — 141 +1 Dominic Bozzelli 74-67 — 141 +1 Lucas Glover 71-70 — 141 +1 Charley Hoffman 74-67 — 141 +1 J.T. Poston 69-72 — 141 +1 Nicholas Lindheim 71-70 — 141 +1 Sebastian Munoz 69-73 — 142 +2 Michael Kim 69-73 — 142 +2 Daniel Berger 68-74 — 142 +2 Jordan Spieth 73-69 — 142 +2 J.J. Henry 70-72 — 142 +2 Aaron Baddeley 70-72 — 142 +2 Danny Lee 73-69 — 142 +2 Julian Etulain 72-70 — 142 +2 Joey Garber 71-71 — 142 +2 Tony Finau 71-71 — 142 +2 Cameron Champ 72-70 — 142 +2 Scott Stallings 72-70 — 142 +2 Chase Wright 73-69 — 142 +2 Cameron Smith 71-72 — 143 +3 Martin Trainer 74-69 — 143 +3 Phil Mickelson 67-76 — 143 +3 Anders Albertson 71-72 — 143 +3 Kelly Kraft 70-73 — 143 +3 Ollie Schniederjans 71-72 — 143 +3 Byeong Hun An 70-73 — 143 +3 Patton Kizzire 71-72 — 143 +3 Chris Stroud 69-74 — 143 +3 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 69-74 — 143 +3 Roger Sloan 74-70 — 144 +4 J.B. Holmes 69-75 — 144 +4 Bud Cauley 72-72 — 144 +4 Hunter Mahan 70-74 — 144 +4 Jonas Blixt 71-73 — 144 +4 Austin Cook 73-71 — 144 +4 Brian Stuard 74-70 — 144 +4 Morgan Hoffmann 77-68 — 145 +5 Satoshi Kodaira 70-75 — 145 +5 Jose de Jesus Rodriguez 74-71 — 145 +5 Wes Roach 71-74 — 145 +5

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PGA Champions American Family Championship

At University Ridge GC, Madison, Wis. Purse: $2M | Yards: 7,056; Par 36-36—72 First Round, Friday Jerry Kelly 34-31 — 65 -7 David Frost 34-32 — 66 -6 Kirk Triplett 34-33 — 67 -5 Steve Stricker 34-33 — 67 -5 David Toms 35-32 — 67 -5 Duffy Waldorf 34-33 — 67 -5 Corey Pavin 35-32 — 67 -5 Tom Gillis 36-31 — 67 -5 Steve Flesch 34-34 — 68 -4 John Daly 34-34 — 68 -4 Scott Parel 34-34 — 68 -4 Tom Pernice Jr. 35-33 — 68 -4 Billy Andrade 34-34 — 68 -4 Gibby Gilbert III 35-33 — 68 -4 David McKenzie 33-35 — 68 -4 Bernhard Langer 33-36 — 69 -3 Retief Goosen 33-36 — 69 -3 Brandt Jobe 37-32 — 69 -3 Miguel Angel Jimenez 35-34 — 69 -3 Woody Austin 36-33 — 69 -3 Esteban Toledo 35-34 — 69 -3 Lee Janzen 35-34 — 69 -3 Stephen Leaney 35-34 — 69 -3 Cliff Kresge 37-32 — 69 -3 Colin Montgomerie 36-34 — 70 -2 Kevin Sutherland 34-36 — 70 -2 Kenny Perry 35-35 — 70 -2 Michael Allen 36-34 — 70 -2 Scott Hoch 37-33 — 70 -2 Larry Mize 35-35 — 70 -2 Shaun Micheel 37-33 — 70 -2 Ken Duke 35-35 — 70 -2 Bob Estes 35-35 — 70 -2 John Huston 36-34 — 70 -2 Jerry Smith 37-33 — 70 -2 Dave Cunningham 35-35 — 70 -2

Euro International Open

Munich, Germany Purse: $2.24M | Yardage: 7,235; Par 72 Second Round, Friday Martin Kaymer, Germany 67-66 — 133 C. Bezuidenhout, S.Africa 70-65 — 135 Kim Koivu, Finland 70-66 — 136 Sebastian Soderberg, Sweden69-67 — 136 Edoardo Molinari, Italy 70-67 — 137 Lee Westwood, England 68-69 — 137 Mac Schmitt, Germany 69-68 — 137 Andrea Pavan, Italy 66-71 — 137 Jordan Smith, England 70-67 — 137 Alvaro Quiros, Spain 69-68 — 137 Matt Wallace, England 69-68 — 137 Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 72-66 — 138 Callum Shinkwin, England 69-69 — 138 John Catlin, United States 73-66 — 139 Luis Gagne, Costa Rica 71-68 — 139 Sam Horsfield, England 72-67 — 139 Kurt Kitayama, United States 71-68 — 139 Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain 70-69 — 139 Matthew Fitzpatrick, England 73-66 — 139 Joakim Lagergren, Sweden 79-70 — 139 Matthias Schwab, Austria 70-69 — 139 Andrew Johnston, England 70-69 — 139 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 71-68 — 139 Filippo Bergamaschi, Italy 70-69 — 139 Also Sihwan Kim, United States 73-69 — 142 David Lipsky, United States 74-68 — 142 Paul Peterson, United States 73-69 — 142 Missed the Cut Sergio Garcia, Spain 73-70 — 143 Julian Suri, United States 73-70 — 143 Jose Maria Olazabal, Spain 71-73 — 144 Sean Crocker, United States 75-72 — 147

Area holes in one Old Hickory: Amanda Moen, hole No. 5, 120 yards, 5-hybrid. St. Peters: Al Meinershagen, hole No. 12, 133 yards, 7-iron, June 20.

HORSE RACING Fairmount Park entries

Saturday’s post time: 7:30 p.m. Party at the Park FIRST: 6F, $3,200 CND CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Mignight’s Fantasy Molina 6-1 2 Wildwood’s Afleet Arrieta 7-2 3 Name Dropper Ortiz 9-5 4 Made to Fit Simpson 1-1 SECOND: 6F, F&M $3,200 CND CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Pink for Me Arrieta 1-1 2 Sassy and Regal Molina 6-1 3 Sing Kitty Sing Simpson 7-5 4 Patsy Em Lopez 5-1 THIRD: 6F, NW2L $4,000 CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Raisedonrocknroll Molina 9-5 2 Jodynbud Simpson 8-1 3 Thirst Quencher Thurman 15-1 4 Barton Attack Arrieta 9-2 5 Red Dirt Road Diego 1-1 FOURTH: 1MILE 70YDS, NWY $4,000 CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Jaguar Ridge Molina 9-5 2 Shobiz Star Diego 5-2 3 Mr. Ticker Talker Ortiz 2-1 4 Tabaddol Simpson 7-2 FIFTH: 6F, NW3L $4,000 CLM PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Bad Moon Simpson 9-2 2 W W Russian Gold Retana 6-1 3 Uncle Pappy Arrieta 3-1 4 Dancing Position Molina 5-2 5 Sooner Heat Ortiz 4-1 6 Jenna J Thurman 5-1 SIXTH: F&M $10,000 AOC PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Mary Jeans Wildcat Molina 7-2 2 Angels N Boots Lopez 5-1 3 Prancipants Thurman 4-1 4 Ghaaleb the Great Arrieta 1-1 5 Positionedtodance Ortiz 6-1 SEVENTH: 6F, MSW 3&UP PP HORSE JOCKEY ODDS 1 Close Behind Simpson 4-1 2 Eugene Molina 5-1 3 Great Gret Arrieta 3-5 4 Lee La Dew Diego 12-1 5 Sweet Circle Thurman 15-1 6 Treasure Nap Ortiz 8-1

NHL Draft

Friday | Rogers Arena, Vancouver First Round 1. New Jersey, Jack Hughes, c, USA U-18 (NTDP). 2. N.Y. Rangers, Kaapo Kakko, rw, TPS (Finland). 3. Chicago, Kirby Dach, c, Saskatoon (WHL). 4. Colorado (from Ottawa), Bowen Byram, d, Vancouver (WHL). 5. Los Angeles, Alex Turcotte, c, USA U-18 (NTDP). 6. Detroit, Moritz Seider, d, Mannheim (Germany). 7. Buffalo, Dylan Cozens, c, Lethbridge (WHL). 8. Edmonton, Philip Broberg, d, AIK (Sweden-2). 9. Anaheim, Trevor Zegras, c, USA U-18 (NTDP). 10. Vancouver, Vasily Podkolzin, rw, Neva St. Petersburg (Russia-2). 11. Arizona (from Philadelphia), Victor Soderstrom, d, Brynas (Sweden). 12. Minnesota, Matthew Boldy, lw, USA U-18 (NTDP). 13. Florida, Spencer Knight, g, USA U-18 (NTDP). 14. Philadelphia (from Arizona), Cam York, d, USA U-18 (NTDP). 15. Montreal, Cole Caufield, rw, USA U-18 (NTDP). 16. Colorado, Alex Newhook, c, Victoria (BCHL). 17. Vegas, Peyton Krebs, c, Kootenay (WHL). 18. Dallas, Thomas Harley, d, Mississauga (OHL). 19. Ottawa (from Columbus), Lassi Thomson, d, Kelowna (WHL). 20. Winnipeg (from N.Y. Rangers), Ville Heinola, d, Luuko (Finland). 21. Pittsburgh, Samuel Poulin, rw, Sherbrooke (QMJHL). 22. Los Angeles (from Toronto), Tobias Bjornfot, d, Djurgarden Jr. (Sweden-Jr.). 23. N.Y. Islanders, Simon Holmstron, rw, HV71 Jr. (Sweden-Jr.). 24. Nashville, Philip Tomasino, c, Niagara (OHL). 25. Washington, Connor McMichael, c, Lonodon (OHL). 26. Calgary, Jakob Pelletier, lw, Moncton (QMJHL). 27. Tampa Bay, Nolan Foote, lw, Kelowna (WHL). 28. Carolina, Ryan Suzuki, c, Barrie (OHL). 29. Anaheim (from San Jose via Buffalo), Brayden Tracey, lw, Moose Jaw (WHL). 30. Boston, John Beecher, c, USA U-18 (NTDP). 31. Buffalo (from St. Louis), Ryan Johnson, d, Sioux Falls (USHL).

BASEBALL Frontier League

East Schaumburg Lake Erie Windy City Washington Joliet West Florence Southern Illinois Evansville Rascals Grizzlies

W L Pct. 20 17 .541 18 16 .529 17 20 .459 14 23 .378 13 24 .351 W L Pct. 23 12 .657 22 13 .629 20 16 .556 18 18 .500 15 21 .417 Friday Florence 5, Grizzlies 4 Lake Erie 7, Evansville 3 Schaumburg 7, Southern Illinois 3 Joliet 6, Rascals 5 Washington 10, Windy City 5 Saturday Grizzlies at Florence, 5:05 p.m. Evansville at Lake Erie, 5:05 p.m. Southern Illinois at Schaumburg, 6 p.m. Washington at Windy City, 6:05 p.m. Rascals at Joliet, 7:05 p.m.

GB — ½ 3 6 7 GB — 1 3½ 5½ 8½

College World Series

At TD Ameritrade Park, Omaha, Neb. (Double Elimination; x-if necessary) Friday Michigan 15, Texas Tech 3, Texas Tech eliminated Vanderbilt 3, Louisville 2, Louisville eliminated Championship Series (Best-of-3) Michigan (48-20) vs. Vanderbilt (57-11) Monday: Game 1, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Game 2, 6 p.m. x-Wednesday: Game 3, 6 p.m.

Major League leaders

NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING: Bellinger, Los Angeles, .356; Yelich, Milwaukee, .349; McNeil, New York, .341; Blackmon, Colorado, .338; Arenado, Colorado, .326; Dahl, Colorado, .327; Freeman, Atlanta, .314; Rendon, Washington, .313; Bell, Pittsburgh, .312; JTurner, Los Angeles, .307. RBI: Bell, Pittsburgh, 66; Yelich, Milwaukee, 62; Arenado, Colorado, 61; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 61; Ozuna, Cardinals, 60; Alonso, New York, 59; Escobar, Arizona, 59; Freeman, Atlanta, 56; Rizzo, Chicago, 53; Rendon, Washington, 52. HOME RUNS: Yelich, Milwaukee, 29; Alonso, New York, 25; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 25; Renfroe, San Diego, 23; Moustakas, Milwaukee, 22; Freeman, Atlanta, 21. ERA: Ryu, Los Angeles, 1.26; Soroka, Atlanta, 2.12; Castillo, Cincinnati, 2.26; Scherzer, Washington, 2.62; Eflin, Philadelphia, 2.83; Hamels, Chicago, 2.85; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 2.85; Greinke, Arizona, 2.91; Buehler, Los Angeles, 2.96; Davies, Milwaukee, 3.06. AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING: Polanco, Minnesota, .326; LeMahieu, New York, .314; Anderson, Chicago, .314; Brantley, Houston, .314; Devers, Boston, .310; Trout, Los Angeles, .306; Mancini, Baltimore, .304; Meadows, Tampa Bay, .303; Pham, Tampa Bay, .301; Merrifield, Kansas City, .300. RBI: Trout, Los Angeles, 56; Rosario, Minnesota, 55; DSantana, Seattle, 55; Abreu, Chicago, 54; Encarnacion, New York, 53; Soler, Kansas City, 53; Sanchez, New York, 52. HOME RUNS: Encarnacion, New York, 23; Sanchez, New York, 23; Trout, Los Angeles, 22; Bregman, Houston, 21; Soler, Kansas City, 21; Kepler, Minnesota, 19; Rosario, Minnesota, 19. ERA: Morton, Tampa Bay, 2.31; Minor, Texas, 2.52; Odorizzi, Minnesota, 2.58; Verlander, Houston, 2.59; Montas, Oakland, 2.70; Giolito, Chicago, 2.74; Berrios, Minnesota, 2.86; Chirinos, Tampa Bay, 3.00; Tanaka, New York, 3.23; Stroman, Toronto, 3.23.


GOLF

B8 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

M 1 • SATUrDAy • 06.22.2019

WOMEN’S PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Green steady as she goes at halfway point BY DOUG FERGUSON

Associated Press

CHASKA, Minn. — Hannah Green keeps getting out of tough spots, and it’s taken her to a place she has never been. Green twice escaped trouble with unlikely par saves, including one shot she holed from off the green, and made four birdies for a 3-under 69 Friday and took a three-shot lead into the weekend at the Women’s PGA Championship. It’s the first time she has held the 36-hole lead in her second year on the LPGA Tour. The 22-year-old Australian has made one bogey over 36 holes at Hazeltine National, one of the strongest tests of the year. Ariya Jutanugarn, a two-time major champion, closed within one shot until a series of misplays on the back nine. She had another 70. “Even when you play this type of golf at just a regular event, you’re pretty proud of yourself, but this week especially,” Green said. “I’ve never put myself in this position in any event, so to be doing it this week at such a great venue definitely shows things are going the right way. I’ve had some luck going my way. I do hope that continues.” Green was at 7-under 137. Defending champion Sung Hyun Park (71) and Lydia Ko (70) were four shots behind. Fifteen players remained under par after two rounds, with the cut at 5-over 149. Michelle Wie not only made it to the tee, she played all 18 holes with a right wrist injury that doesn’t seem to be getting any

CHARLIE NEIBERGALL, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Australian Hannah Green hits off the 10th tee at the Women’s PGA Championship on Friday in Chaska, Minn. Green shot a second-round 69 following a first-round 68. better. She managed only nine pars and no birdies in her round of 82. “Even on the worst day, it’s still great being out here,” Wie said. “I still had fun today, just stuff is hard. Hazeltine is hard. I just was overly optimistic about how I could play this week and the status of my wrist.”

Green thought luck was on her side when she holed a short-sided bunker shot for birdie on the par-5 seventh near the end of her opening round. Friday was even better. She didn’t notice the water right of the 12th green during practice rounds. She took a penalty drop, and with the pin on a shelf in the back left of the green, her biggest

concern was getting it close without the risk of a big number. “If I landed it too far, there was a possibility of it going over the back. I didn’t want to leave myself with another chip to then possibly make bogey or double or worse,” Green said. “I had to land it perfectly and I guess I did. I knew it was going to be close but I didn’t think it had the chance of going in. I really wasn’t really watching it going into the hole. I just heard the crowd roar. “I just laughed because with the holeout on 7 yesterday and with the hole-out today, it’s really going my way.” After a missed chance at birdie on the par-5 15th, Green was in trouble again on the 16th hole, the signature hole at Hazeltine. Her shot took a surprising kick to the right, leaving the ball between clumps of grass. She got that up-and-down for par and was on her way. Jutanugarn hit 6-iron to 30 feet for eagle on the par-5 seventh and closed out the front nine to get to 6 under. But her chip came out heavy behind the 13th green and led to a bogey, and she turned a birdie opportunity into a bogey on the par-5 15th. After hammering her 3-wood, she hit a piercing 2-iron that stayed down the right edge and went into the first of two bunkers. With the pin tucked behind the next bunker, she went from sand to sand, blasted out to 12 feet and missed the par putt. “Really tough bunker shot,” Jutanugarn said.

Sucher reigns over big names at Travelers Mickelson, Spieth miss cut

been. I want to keep playing now because I feel like it’s closer. Today was just not what I expected.” Spieth, who shot 1-under for the day and 2-over overall, noted that if he wants to get back on track, his ball-striking needs to improve. “I started to drive the ball better last week and this week,” Spieth said. “My iron and wedge play is just, it’s way below my normal standard, and so that needs to significantly improve.”

and Bronson Burgoon are tied for fourth at 8-under, while a host of names including Paul Casey and Jason Day stand within striking distance at 7-under, tied for sixth. Three-time champion Bubba Watson made a push on the back nine, with birdies on his first five holes, but recorded backto-back bogeys on the 16th and 17th holes to drop to 4-under, tied for 26th. “I just feel a lot better in my game right now,” Sucher said. “After being out a year and a half on injury, just this year in general I’ve felt a whole lot better.” At 3-over through two rounds, and 6-over on Friday, Phil Mickelson missed the 2-under cut in his first start at TPC River Highlands since 2003. Jordan Spieth, who won in 2017, also missed the cut at 2-over. Mickelson said that with the PGA Tour schedule change, he’d be interested in playing at the Travelers again in the future. “I didn’t really right the ship very well,” Mickelson said. “But again, I feel like I’ve had a couple good breakthroughs and my ball-striking game is much closer than it’s

WIRE REPORTS

CROMWELL, Conn. — The 2017 Travelers Championship was the last tournament that Zack Sucher competed in before knee surgery sidelined him for nearly two years. This year’s Travelers Championship, just his fourth event since returning from injury, has heeded some of his best results on the PGA Tour yet. His first-round score of 64 is a career best, as is his two-day score of 129. On top of the leader board after Friday at 11-under, he’s put himself in position to finish higher than he ever has on tour, a tie for 20th place back in 2015. “First year I can remember in a long time where I’m pain-free and it’s feeling really good,” Sucher said. “It’s nice to be out here.” His second-round 65, marked by four birdies, an eagle on the 13th hole, and one bogey on six, gives him a 2-shot lead over Keegan Bradley and Chez Reavie, each tied for second at 9-under. Ryan Moore

Kelly leads hometown Champions event: Jerry Kelly shot a 7-under 65 on Friday to take the first-round lead in his hometown American Family Insurance Championship in Madison, Wisconsin. Kelly played the back nine at University Ridge in 5-under 31. Kelly has three PGA Tour Champions victories after winning three times on the PGA Tour. David Frost was a stroke back, while tournament host Steve Stricker was at 67 with Kirk Triplett, David Toms, Duffy Waldorf, Corey Pavin and Tom Gillis.

ST. LOUIS FIVE-DAY FORECAST

NATIONAL OUTLOOK

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A thunderstorm in spots WIND S 5-10 mph

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Mostly sunny

WIND S 5-10 mph

WIND SSW 5-10 mph

Showers and thunderstorms WIND SW 3-7 mph

WIND WSW 3-7 mph

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PATRICK RAYCRAFT, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Zach Sucher grimaces as he misses a putt for birdie on the 18th green during the Travelers on Friday in Cromwell, Conn. Sucher followed up his opening 64 with a 65.

While much of the Northeast will be dry and cool today, showers and thunderstorms will pester the Plains, Mississippi Valley and part of the Southeast. Storms in these areas can be severe. As showers and thunderstorms dot the Rockies and Intermountain West, cool conditions will prevail over much of the West as heat holds in the Deep South. Shown are noon positions of precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

80

Peoria 55 74 Macomb 80/70 79/68 Bloomington Urbana 80/68 82/68

Kirksville 87/70

Quincy 88/72

Decatur 82/70

Springfield 57 84/72 Effingham 70 55 84/71

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Columbia 92/71 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 93/74 City 89/73 93/71 Union 55 93/72 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 91/71 91/75 Farmington 92/74 Cape Girardeau 94/76 Springfield 92/70 Poplar Bluff West Plains 93/75 55 91/71 70

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RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Fri. Change

Location

Missouri River Kansas City Jefferson City Hermann Washington St. Charles Mississippi River Hannibal Louisiana Dam 24 Dam 25 Grafton M.Price, Pool M.Price, Tail. St. Louis Chester Cape Girardeau Illinois River La Salle Peoria Beardstown

32 23 21 20 25

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Fri. Change

Location

Meramec River Sullivan Valley Park Arnold Bourbeuse River Union Ohio River Cairo Lake Levels Kentucky Pool Wappapello Pool Clearwater Pool Lake Ozark Truman Lake Bull Shoals Table Rock Pomme de Terre Lake Shelbyville Rend Lake Mark Twain Lake Carlyle Lake

27.10 +0.32 25.86 -0.98 27.09 -1.18 23.61 -1.27 31.02 -0.90

16 21.40 -0.29 15 20.69 +0.19 25 30.93 +0.08 26 33.52 -0.46 18 29.42 -0.64 419 429.01 -0.77 21 32.82 -2.52 30 39.79 -0.88 27 42.00 -0.60 32 43.96 -0.38 20 18 14

20.37 +0.72 19.33 -0.02 23.04 +0.11

15 16 24 15 40

3.65 -0.60 18.18 -0.76 36.69 -0.69 2.91

49.18 +0.83 359.18 362.18 498.72 659.50 734.48 685.15 917.15 863.98 606.73 409.26 619.37 449.34

Forecast Temperature

Average High

Temperature High/low 78°/67° Normal high/low 87°/69° Last year high/low 86°/68° Record high 99° (1988) Record low 49° (1961) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Fri. 1.09” Month to date (normal) 3.71” (3.11”) Year to date (normal) 30.08” (19.48”) Record for this date 2.32” (1981)

Pollen Yesterday Absent - 0 Moderate - 13 Moderate - 5 High - 13281 Source: St. Louis County

Cooling Degree Days Degree days are an indicator of energy needs. The more the total degree days, the more energy is necessary to cool.

Friday Month to date Normal month to date Since January 1 Normal since January 1

8 189 209 401 381

RealFeel Temperature® Today An exclusive index of effective temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure and elevation on the human body.

83° 8 a.m.

94° noon

101° 4 p.m.

84° 8 p.m.

UV Index Today Shown is the highest value of the day.

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El Paso 95/70

Atlanta 91/76 Houston 94/79

Chihuahua 99/64

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Monterrey 98/75

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Albany, N.Y. Albuquerque Anchorage Atlanta Austin Baltimore Birmingham Boise Boston Charleston, S.C. Charleston, W.Va. Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Daytona Beach Denver Des Moines Destin, Fla. Detroit Hartford Honolulu Houston Indianapolis Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock

78/59/pc 85/54/s 67/56/pc 91/76/t 95/81/pc 83/61/s 93/74/t 77/53/pc 77/63/s 96/70/pc 74/59/c 87/67/t 75/64/c 75/63/c 74/57/pc 91/77/pc 93/72/pc 61/43/t 80/67/t 88/80/pc 77/57/pc 81/60/s 89/76/sh 94/79/pc 77/65/c 89/68/pc 90/72/s 94/74/pc

83/60/s 80/52/s 71/57/pc 91/75/t 96/77/pc 86/66/s 94/74/pc 81/52/s 84/65/s 88/72/pc 84/70/t 85/70/pc 79/68/t 85/71/c 81/68/pc 89/66/t 93/71/t 61/48/pc 78/61/c 89/80/pc 79/67/pc 85/61/s 92/77/s 92/78/pc 84/71/t 79/61/t 95/75/s 90/69/t

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Ice

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Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Montgomery Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland, Maine Portland, Ore. Sacramento Salt Lake City San Antonio San Diego San Francisco Seattle Tampa Tucson Washington, D.C. Wichita

74/60/pc 81/70/t 93/76/pc 95/81/pc 69/58/c 76/67/c 94/74/c 92/75/s 94/81/pc 81/64/s 88/71/t 78/65/t 93/72/pc 81/62/s 98/76/s 75/55/s 76/57/s 75/56/pc 95/61/s 68/50/s 93/79/pc 68/62/pc 78/56/s 69/54/pc 92/75/s 98/67/s 82/65/s 88/66/t

78/61/pc 89/74/c 93/73/pc 93/80/t 71/63/t 78/64/t 96/74/c 94/74/pc 93/81/t 83/67/s 82/62/t 74/61/t 94/73/t 84/66/s 100/76/s 82/66/pc 81/57/pc 71/53/c 96/59/s 78/58/pc 95/75/c 69/62/pc 79/55/s 66/52/c 92/77/s 97/68/s 85/70/pc 78/59/t

High: 106 Wink, Texas

Low: 19 Daniel, Wyo.

WORLD FORECAST

Forecast index based on presence of manmade particulates affecting aspects of human health.

Skywatch

Snow

Sunday Hi/Lo/W

National Extremes Friday in the 48 contiguous states

Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Flurries

Today Hi/Lo/W

Today’s Air Quality

100

86

Washington 82/65

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index™ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection. airnow.gov

New York 81/64

Detroit 77/57

Kansas City 89/68

Cold front

Trees Weeds Grass Mold

Chicago 75/64

Denver 61/43

Statistics through 5 p.m. Friday

Toronto 75/57

Minneapolis 76/67

San Francisco 78/56

-1.17

TEMPERATURE TRENDS Daily Temperature

Billings 65/50

ALMANAC

Shown is today’s weather. Temperatures are today’s highs and tonight’s lows.

A hot and muggy day Saturday with highs in the low 90s and heat index values near 100. Rain and thunderstorms likely overnight Saturday and during the day Sunday.

Joplin 91/68

Montreal 79/58

Chief Meteorologist Glenn Zimmerman

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REGIONAL OUTLOOK

Kansas City 89/68

Winnipeg 71/55

Seattle 69/54

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Today Hi/Lo/W

Sunday Hi/Lo/W

Amsterdam Athens Baghdad Bangkok Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Cancun Dublin Hong Kong Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Mecca

71/57/s 91/73/s 108/81/s 96/81/pc 95/70/s 76/57/pc 66/57/r 96/74/s 90/82/t 62/53/pc 92/83/t 82/63/s 65/39/s 72/56/pc 91/63/pc 116/84/s

80/66/pc 92/73/s 111/81/s 96/80/pc 95/73/pc 79/58/s 66/48/r 98/74/s 90/80/pc 61/55/r 92/82/sh 84/65/s 61/34/s 77/65/pc 94/66/s 115/84/s

Mexico City Montreal Moscow Nassau Nairobi New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome San Juan Santiago Seoul Sydney Tokyo Toronto Vancouver

77/59/t 79/58/pc 86/63/t 88/77/pc 73/57/pc 109/86/pc 75/60/pc 79/65/s 85/65/pc 90/75/s 68/42/s 85/64/s 59/49/sh 76/70/t 75/57/s 69/54/c

74/57/t 81/59/s 75/57/c 88/76/pc 73/59/t 106/82/pc 83/67/pc 81/68/s 83/67/s 90/78/s 60/41/pc 83/64/s 57/53/sh 77/66/pc 78/61/s 67/52/c

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EVERYDAY

EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

CRYPTOQUIP

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD

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. For best results, readers should refer to the dates following each sign.

WORD GAMES

CROSSWORD

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2019: This year, you will open up to many different opportunities. You might opt to be more intuitive than logical. Your sixth sense often points you in the right direction. If single, you might meet someone very desirable and sensitive. You could form a very emotional tie. If attached, the two of you sense each other’s moods and understand each other well. A PISCES seems to interfere with your interactions at times.

not share with you. This person would prefer to surprise you. In either case, be smart and play it passive. Allow the other party to have his or her way. News from a distance heads your way. Tonight: Share your news. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHH Allow an associate to demonstrate his or her loyalty and sensitivity. This person might choose a manner that does not impress you. Be gracious. It is the thought that counts. Oneon-one relating builds an even stronger tie. Tonight: Say yes to an offer. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHHH Your creativity comes forward and delights you to no end. How you manage a problem for a child or loved one demonstrates how very caring you can be. Do not sit back. Be proactive whether making a gesture or designing plans. Tonight: Add some spice to your interactions. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHHHH You have your unique style and way of handling life. A family member would like you to spend more time with him or her, especially at home. You might find the next few days perfect for digging into a project at home. Tonight: Order in. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH Reach out to a sibling or a neighbor. You often share news with this person that sometimes turns out to be gossip. Your willingness to open up and chat away with this person marks your bond. Tonight: Expect the unexpected. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH You might be more concerned with your finances than you need to be. A sense of discomfort surrounds how you deal with a family member or a matter involving your home. Steer clear of major decisions. Tonight: Do not blow your budget. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHHH You beam and others notice. You could find that someone who might be nearly a stranger walks up to you to speak to you or get to know you better. Do not even think you have any control here. Just be open, unless you have your eye on one special person. Tonight: At a favorite spot.

SOLUTION AT BOTTOM

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Son gets no alone time with dad Dear Abby • My ex-husband and I have been divorced for five years. I have sole custody of our 6-year-old son, “Charlie.” My ex lives five hours away with his current wife and her four children. He makes time to see our son only a few times a year. Anytime he drives down to see Charlie, he always brings someone with him, whether it’s his wife or one of her kids. He has never once come alone to spend quality one-on-one time with his son. I have asked him several times to come by himself so he can bond with Charlie, but he refuses. Charlie is having foot surgery next month and will be in the hospital overnight. My ex wants to be there, which I agree with. But he insists that his wife be there, too. I understand she’s our son’s stepmother, but she doesn’t play an active role in Charlie’s life, and I don’t think it’s her place to be there. Our son needs his mother and father and immediate family, not

the “step” family. Am I wrong to not want her or any of her family members there? I feel it’s inappropriate and that my ex should do this on his own. And, no, I don’t have any feelings for him, and I do not want him back. I also hold no ill feelings toward his current wife. — Struggling in the South Dear Struggling • Your ex, his wife and her kids are a package deal. Accept this and be glad he visits his son. Surgery is no fun and can be intimidating for a child. When it’s time for the procedure, your son may need all the moral support he can get. So take the high road and be warm and welcoming. Your function is to support your boy, not be his gatekeeper. And if history is prologue, I doubt they’ll stick around long. Dear Abby • I recently went skydiving with my beautiful best friend, “Brenda.” At the airport, she overheard the skydiving instructor say he wanted “the pretty one.” He was

talking about me. Brenda took me aside and complained to me that he found me more attractive than her. Abby, usually she’s the one who gets all the second looks from guys. She was really annoyed that I got that kind of attention. This has left me wondering, what kind of best friend is she? I have never competed with her. What should I do? — Bestie in Kansas Dear Bestie • Take a fresh look at your relationship with her. Recognize that although you have never competed with Brenda, she appears to feel competitive with you. If the subject of the incident at the airport comes up again, remind her that although she is usually the one who gets the attention from guys, this was your turn. A true friend would be happy to share some of the spotlight. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Contact Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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Picky friends make stressful houseguests Dear Miss Manners • I have several friends who come to my house repeatedly for visits of two to four days and are very picky about what they like and don’t like, food-wise. One only likes Greek yogurt for breakfast, and another can’t stand Greek yogurt (they are both at my house for the same visit). One complains every time we go out that there is something wrong with the food, or there is something she doesn’t like: I know having both kinds of yogurt available is easy, but I am exhausted by these friends and all their pickiness. Gentle Reader • “I never seem to be able to please you all when it comes to meals, either at my house or going to restaurants. I wonder if you could confer before our next visit and work out what sort of food would appeal to all.” Miss Manners warns that

dinner might then be the entrails from the bloody battle that ensues, but at least you will have extracted yourself from the problem — and cannot be blamed for its seemingly impossible solution. Dear Miss Manners • A few years ago, my husband’s brother died suddenly. He had a developmental disability and lived his entire life with my husband’s parents. At the time of his death, my husband and I were traveling with our two young children, who were 1 and 4. We decided my husband would go to the funeral, which was also out of town, while I returned home with our children. At the time, I was very supportive of my husband in handling his grief. However, I may not have given the sasme level of support to my in-laws. They do not remember my calling to express my condolences.

The time was so hectic and sad that I honestly cannot say with certainty if I did or did not call, although it would be out of the ordinary for me not to. And my family (parents, sister and I) all sent a floral arrangement to the funeral. My attention, though, was solely directed at my very sad husband and our young children. The family is apparently quite upset with me at this perceived slight. Gentle Reader • Oh dear. That’s a large build-up of resentment. It is not too late to write a letter now. Apologize profusely, speaking affectionately and specifically about their son and avoiding the temptation to make excuses. Send your questions to Miss Manners at her website, .missmanners.com; to her email, dearmissmanners@gmail.com; or through postal mail to Miss Manners, Andrews McMeel Syndication, 1130 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64106.

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I don’t like my daughter’s weight gain Dear Carolyn • Our daughter, 25, has gained a lot of weight and consequently looks like two pounds of baloney in a one-pound bag in the clothes she wears. Any advice on how to address this? Do we parents keep our mouths shut? — T. Answer • Oh my goodness, (b). Mouths shut. I say this in part because the chances aren’t very good your words will come out well when your thoughts involve lunch meat. It’s also in part because about two in three U.S. adults are overweight or obese (bit.ly/BigNos) and about zero in three don’t know this about themselves. But the biggest part is that speaking up is not your job. It’s all too easy to notice when somebody needs something. It’s tougher to navigate what someone needs from us. Your daughter may well need better habits — I’m just taking your word for it here, since perception does not equal fact — but that need applies to you only if it shows up in the answer to the following question: “What does my daughter need from me?” I repeat, she does not need from you what she already gets nonjudgmentally from her own mirror. What she does need from you is more universal than we parents tend to realize when we’re worried about our kids: to be treated as inherently valuable. As-is. All kids. Not for what they do, not for how they look, but for who they are. Your daughter needs you to see her as the daughter you love, and to trust waistbands, stairs and doctors to tell her if her habits need changing. It’s not much of a leap; in my experience, there’s no shortage of messengers here. Especially if weight gain is either the cause or effect of a bout of diminished self-worth, then your daughter will need steady love and acceptance from you — now more than ever before. Dear Carolyn • OK, so I went on a few dates with this woman over a year ago. Before we met up for a third time, she told me she had a good time with me but was not in a place for anything serious (firstyear graduate student). We have not spoken since, but I still see her once a month or so — we live in the same community — and still find myself attracted to her. Was she turning me down for just that moment or forever? Would there be any value in reaching out to her to let her know I am still interested, or would she make the initial move if her life or outlook has changed? — Still Interested Answer •If she hasn’t spoken to you once despite monthly crossings of paths? I’d guess “forever.” I’m sorry. At minimum, I suggest leaving her be unless she clearly engages with you.

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