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FLORENCE LARGER, CLEAR MESSAGE TO ‘CATASTROPHIC’ SLIGHTLY WEAKER RESIDENTS: LEAVE FLOODS FORECAST

BY JEFFREY COLLINS Associated Press

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Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more southerly threat, Georgia’s governor joined his counterparts in Virginia and North and South Carolina in declaring a state of emergency, and some residents who had thought they were safely out of range boarded up their homes.

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Enhanced satellite image, provided by NOAA, shows Florence off the East Coast on Wednesday.

Motorists drive down I-40 westbound as the eastbound road is empty near Suttontown, N.C., on Wednesday.

Sandbags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday as the hurricane approaches.

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GREITENS’ PORTRAIT MAY YET HANG IN THE CAPITOL’S HALLS

U.S. Senate candidates reveal their tax returns

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BY KURT ERICKSON St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • U.S. Sen. Claire

ernor of the Louisiana Territory after leading their famous expedition to the Pacific Ocean — have their likenesses affixed to the Capitol’s walls. A painting of former Gov. Warren E. Hearnes, who in the 1960s worked to outlaw racial discrimination, hangs near portraits of more recent governors such as Christopher “Kit” Bond, John Ashcroft and Jay Nixon. The image of former Gov. Eric Greitens is not among them.

McCaskill and her Republican rival, Attorney General Josh Hawley, released their tax returns Wednesday. McCaskill, a Democrat, reported an adjusted gross income of $266,096 in 2017, according to a copy of her federal tax return. Hawley, who filed jointly with his wife, Erin, reported an adjusted gross income of $295,925. He reported earning $130,749, while his wife reported $165,587. The release of the reports came a day after the Post-Dispatch reported that the candidates had been silent on whether they would make their returns public. According to McCaskill’s return, she reported her $174,000 salary as a member of the Senate. She also received $85,521 from pensions and annuities and received a refund of $9,337. The bulk of Hawley’s income came from his attorney general salary of $116,000. In comments Tuesday in Columbia, McCaskill addressed the issue of not previously signaling her taxes would be released.

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Students pass a wall of past Missouri governors at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City in April. While not every past governor has a portrait, the question of former Gov. Eric Greitens’ likeness is unresolved. BY JACK SUNTRUP St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • In the Missouri Capitol, paintings of the state’s former governors hang in a Missouri State Museum exhibit on the ground floor. Children shuffle past them, looking up at the men who have led the state. (Yes, they’ve all been men.) Visitors snap photographs as legislators and lobbyists breeze past the portraits. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark — who served separate stints as gov-

‘I am a little bit envious. Because until you get your portrait done, the only people who are drawing your picture are cartoonists.’ Then-Gov. Eric Greitens

During a ceremony in January to dedicate former Gov. Jay Nixon’s portrait

Garden serves homeless vets at Jefferson Barracks

FDA calls vaping an ‘epidemic,’ weighs flavor ban

BY BLYTHE BERNHARD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tending to a garden is part of the recovery process for a group of homeless veterans at the Jefferson Barracks VA health care campus. About 100 veterans each year will plant and harvest vegetables while learning about healthy eating through the Boots in the Dirt program. The garden is about “celebrating what we have accomplished and remembering what we have yet to do in our life,” said Erin McInerney-Ernst, program manager for the Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans in the St. Louis VA Health Care System. “It’s supposed to evolve and grow like our folks in recovery.” The Domiciliary Care program is a sixmonth residential treatment program for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction or other setbacks that have left them homeless. The first half of the program focuses on recovery, and See GARDEN • Page A4

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Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has dramatically escalated his efforts to stop an “epidemic” of teenage vaping, announcing Wednesday a massive enforcement action against retailers for allegedly selling e-cigarettes to minors and warning manufacturers of a potential ban of flavored e-cigarette liquids. Officials said the move against more than 1,300 retailers was the largest coordinated enforcement action in the agency’s history. The threatened ban, if carried out, would upend the fastgrowing industry. The latest data, not yet published, show a 75 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school students this year compared to 2017. The FDA

CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch.com

Gary Pulcher (right), an Army veteran who served from 1972-74, and volunteer Andrew Moss level off supports for a trellis on a raised garden bed Tuesday outside the domiciliary services building at Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center.

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PLAYING CATCH-UP • State Rep. Bruce Franks is being called out for not reporting money he got from numerous political action committees. A complaint filed Tuesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission claims that Franks, a St. Louis Democrat, took in about $16,000 that he did not list on his campaign finance reports. Franks Later Tuesday and Wednesday, Franks’ campaign filed amended reports noting that the contributions had been missing from the original filings. Franks was unavailable for comment. The complaint was filed by Barbara Whitaker of St. Louis, who also could not be reached for comment. The donations, 27 in all, were made between September 2016 and June 2018 and tallied up to $16,025, according to the complaint. The largest contribution was from the Shamrock PAC, made on June 4, for $2,600. This committee has donated to other Democratic candidates in Missouri. The Slay Committee donated $2,500 to Franks in September 2016. That committee originally received contributions for the campaigns of former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, who did not seek re-election last year. Franks’ reports were filed by his wife, Dana Kelly Franks, who was treasurer of his committee until July. Franks became well-known in 2014 as an activist during the protests over a police officer’s fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. In 2016, Franks was involved in a hotly

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contested race for the seat he now holds. Originally losing the August Democratic primary to Penny Hubbard, Franks successfully argued in court that there were irregularities with absentee ballots. The court ordered a new election, which Franks won. In September 2017, Franks helped lead protests after former St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of murder in the death of drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith. Franks is unopposed in the November general election. PLAYING GAMES • No matter what, Amina Selimovic was not about to miss being on “Family Feud.” And her family was going to join her — no matter what. So thanks to her persistence, the clan will appear on the game show at 6 p.m. Tuesday on KDNL (Channel 30). The team consists of two sets of sisters: Selimovic and siblings Amela Mustafic and Sejla Turnadzic; and their first cousins, sisters Sumeja Seferovic and Lejla Niksic. Last year, Selimovic saw an announcement saying auditions were coming up in

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St. Louis. “My husband, Asmir (Selimovic), and I both love ‘Family Feud,’” Selimovic said. “But he hates being the center of any kind of attention, so he said he wouldn’t play.” So Selimovic, a radiology manager, called her sister Turnadzic, a third-year medical student at the University of Missouri Kansas City, also a big fan of the show. “She was just like me, over the moon about it,” Selimovic said. Next, the two sisters recruited Mustafic, a cardiac perfusionist, which led the trio of sisters to work on their cousins, speech pathologist Seferovic and radiology student Niksic. Selimovic said the team is playing under the “Memic” banner because “our mothers are sisters and that was their maiden name,” she said. Selimovic said, “We all had a lot of fun with how (host) Steve Harvey butchered our first names. He even told Sejla that she had a letter missing.” When asked what area of St. Louis they live in, Selimovic laughed and said, “We’re Bosnian, so South County. We were all born in Bosnia and came here in 1999, and we lived in the city in the Bevo Mill area for a while before we moved.” The players found out in February that they had been chosen, and went to Los Angeles for filming in April. “I was pregnant when they told us, so I picked the earliest date because I didn’t want to be too pregnant ...” Selimovic said. The episode will contain an error. For the show, Selimovic wore a name tag on her stomach that said “Amel,” the name the couple had chosen for their baby. Alas, they changed their minds. When their son was born in July, they named him “Ailan.” Joe Holleman • 314-340-8254 @stlsherpa on Twitter jholleman@post-dispatch.com

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Chesterfield sales tax lawsuit could have wide effects BY JEREMY KOHLER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Su-

preme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in a long-simmering dispute that could lead to major changes in how municipalities in St. Louis County divide up sales taxes. The plaintiff — the city of Chesterfield — has long been an unhappy exporter of sales tax under a formula established in 1977 under state law, which the city has been fighting nearly since it was organized in 1988. The retail-rich suburb is one of a handful of municipalities required to pool sales tax revenues, which are then distributed to other members of the pool based on population, although a law change in 2016 allowed them to keep more of it. Other municipalities in St. Louis County, including Bridgeton and Hazelwood, are allowed to keep all of their own sales taxes, but state law prohibits “pool” cities from switching. The law picked winners and losers long ago. Municipalities like Webster Groves, which lack the acreage for huge retail complexes like those in the valley, get more tax revenues than they generate. But they also supply more shoppers than they attract. The law is worded in a way that pertains only to any county with a first-class charter and at least 900,000 residents – which today describes only St. Louis County.

Chesterfield has long contended that the formula penalizes Chesterfield and an economic development effort that has resulted in scores of commercial businesses establishing a foothold in a city since the 1993 flood. Last November, a circuit court judge in Cole County rejected the city’s claim that the formula is a special law banned by the state constitution. The judge also said the city’s claims were barred because they had already been adjudged in prior lawsuits, were unreasonably delayed or contradicted things the city previously did or said. Observers believed the state Supreme Court would ultimately decide the case – and a hearing finally came on Wednesday. Edward Robinson, an attorney for the city of Chesterfield, argued before the high court that the law setting the funding formula was illegal because it was aimed at St. Louis County, and was not designed to apply to any county that theoretically reached a population of 900,000. As proof, he pointed to the 1991 change to the law that raised the threshold from 400,000, which he said occurred because St. Charles County population was closing in. He said the law was not much different than a municipal-court reform law signed by then Gov. Jay Nixon in 2015, parts of which the Supreme Court struck down last year because they targeted St. Louis County. And he said the city was not barred from filing a case because of the delay,

because the delay was not unreasonable and has not damaged anyone. Robert Goltermann, a lawyer for St. Louis County and municipalities that intervened — Florissant, University City, Webster Groves and Wildwood — argued Chesterfield was raising issues it could have raised several years ago or ones that already failed in court. “Chesterfield raised this issue two years after they were incorporated in 1988,” he said. “They went through the process of trying to (leave the cities that pool sales taxes) and they were rejected, and this court provided no relief. They should have brought all these claims when they filed” the early lawsuit, he said. He said the funding law was not a “special law” because it is “just different ways of distributing a countywide tax.” Even if it were a special law, the court could find it permissible because no general law could apply to the situation, he said. Peter Reed, an assistant attorney general, argued that the Legislature can pass laws to treat unique situations where there are specific problems, such as dividing sales taxes among a county with large and small cities and more than 300,000 people living in unincorporated areas. There was no indication when the court would issue a ruling. Jeremy Kohler • 314-340-8337 @jeremykohler on Twitter jkohler@post-dispatch.com

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Gov. Parson’s budget vetoes survive override session BY JACK SUNTRUP AND KURT ERICKSON st. Louis Post-dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • Missouri’s

new governor passed his first significant political test Wednesday by blocking efforts to override a series of budget vetoes he made in June. Although the Missouri House voted to override a handful of Gov. Mike Parson’s line-item vetoes to the state’s $28 billion budget, the former senator managed to keep the Republican allies in the upper chamber in line. None of the four budget vetoes, worth a total of $785,000, were brought up for an override vote before lawmakers adjourned Wednesday.

Lawmakers had returned to the Capitol for their annual veto session. The overrides put the Republican-led House at odds with Parson, a Republican who took office in June after scandalplagued Gov. Eric Greitens resigned. The four vetoed budget items that the House voted to override were: • $45,000 that was destined for the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. • $153,000 to the state’s Time Critical Diagnosis Unit, which helps direct critically injured patients to hospitals that can best treat them. • $487,000 that was destined for the state’s public defender office. It was intended for juvenile ad-

Chappelle-Nadal’s 2016 campaign fined $15,000 for election law violation BY CHUCK RAASCH AND KURT ERICKSON st. Louis Post-dispatch

WASHINGTON • Missouri state Sen. Maria ChappelleNadal was fined $15,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating federal campaign law in her 2016 primary challenge of Rep. William Lacy Clay. “It was an honest mistake,” said Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat from University City who signed a “conciliation agreement” with the FEC admitting the violation. “I was helping a lot of people that I wanted to get elected.” The complaint was filed in July 2016 by Michelle Clay, the congressman’s sister and campaign manager. The agreement, which was obtained by the Post-Dispatch, alleged that Chappelle-Nadal used a state campaign account, which has fewer restrictions on the amount of money and the source of that money than a federal campaign, to bolster her federal office challenge of Clay, D-St. Louis. The document, which Chappelle-Nadal signed on July 10, says “Missouri allows state candidates to receive contributions that would be impermissible under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971,” which, among other things, bans direct contributions from labor unions and corporations. The agreement says Chappelle-Nadal’s congressional campaign “accepted contributions in amounts above the contribution limits stated in the Act.” Chappelle-Nadal also “transferred and spent impermissible funds,” the agreement says, and in it she agrees to “cease and desist” from doing that in the future. Federal campaign limits are $2,700 per individual and $5,000 for political action committees for each election. The agreement says after Chappelle-Nadal became a federal candidate on Oct. 29, 2015, she disbursed more than $104,000 from her state campaign to state and local Missouri candidates, and to local Democratic chapters. Chappelle-Nadal said she wasn’t aware that she couldn’t use her state account in that way. “It was totally confusing,” Chappelle-Nadal said. Rep. Clay told the Post-Dispatch that “you don’t have to cheat at this.” “Don’t use state-tainted money in federal elections,” he said. “I hope that’s what she learned.” A separate complaint — this one over how money was spent — also filed against the committee was dismissed by the FEC earlier this year. That was filed by Mary Patricia Dorsey, who complained after she received a flyer on her door promoting Chappelle-Nadal and local Democratic candidates. But on April 23, the FEC notified Dorsey it found that Chappelle-Nadal’s committee did not violate federal law in her specific allegations. FEC documents show that Chappelle-Nadal raised about $82,000 for her federal campaign in 2016. Clay won the race, 63 percent to 29 percent, and went on to win re-election easily. The FEC would not comment on the conciliation agreement, which it is not required to post on its website until 30 days after parties are notified. FEC lawyer Kathleen Guith signed the agreement on Aug. 23. In August, Chappelle-Nadal won a four-way race for the nomination for a seat in the Missouri House with 50.4 percent of the vote. She is term-limited in the Senate.

Strict St. Charles County smoking ban won’t appear on Nov. 6 ballot BY LEAH THORSEN • st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. CHARLES COUNTY • A health coalition’s proposal to ban indoor smoking with no exemptions for casinos or bars will not appear before voters here on Nov. 6. St. Charles County Circuit Judge Daniel Pelikan on Tuesday upheld a decision by Rich Chrismer, the county’s elections director, to block the extensive smoking ban from the ballot. Chrismer on Wednesday said that although more than enough signatures had been submitted to place the measure before voters, he had to reject the petition because it did not specify how the county would administer or pay for the new ordinance, which are requirements of the Missouri Constitution. The petition measure would have banned smoking in all public places, including bars, restaurants, stores, hotels, membership clubs and the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles. A smoking measure that allows exemptions will appear on the ballot. Voters will decide whether to amend the county’s charter to prohibit smoking in enclosed public places or enclosed places of employment, with exemptions to allow lighting up where only those 21 and over are present and in private clubs — places such as bars and veterans halls — and in smoke-related businesses and casinos. Cities, however, still would be able to make their own rules about allowing smoking in such places. Lake Saint Louis and O’Fallon, Mo., already ban smoking in bars, Chrismer said. The Show-Me Smoke Free coalition, funded primarily by the American Heart Association, on Wednesday decried the judge’s decision, saying in a statement that “voters are left with a measure filled with loopholes and language favored by the tobacco industry to keep smoking part of the social norm.”

vocates within the office. • $100,000 to the state’s Office of Child Advocate. “We are making sure we are taking care of kids in the foster care system,” said Rep. Kurt Bahr, R-O’Fallon. Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, said the governor’s office has assured him the programs can be funded in other ways, whether by reallocating funds or approving additional money when the Legislature returns next year. “They’ve assured me that this money will show up in the supplemental budget,” Brown said. Lawmakers on Wednesday also continued a special session designed to fix two proposed laws that Parson vetoed dealing with drug treatment courts and

education in science, technology and math. The House advanced a plan that would place all of the state’s treatment courts under one regulatory umbrella. It also adds two more members — one representing prosecutors and one representing the criminal defense bar — to the state commission that oversees drug courts. The term “drug courts” would be replaced with “treatment courts” in state statute. Under the bill, the state commission would be authorized to establish best practice standards for treatment courts. The legislation would make it easier to authorize venue changes for offenders. The House also endorsed leg-

islation requiring the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to establish an online program to increase awareness of computer careers among middle school students. DESE would also develop a high school graduation policy that allows students to take a computer science course for one unit of math, science or practical arts credit. The Senate is expected to take up the two pieces of legislation on Thursday. Jack Suntrup • 573-556-6184 @JackSuntrup on Twitter jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

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Overland police captain to serve as interim chief BY CHRISTINE BYERS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

OVERLAND • The City Council voted Monday night to replace Chief Michael Laws. The City Council voted 7-1 to appoint Capt. Andy Mackey as interim police chief on Monday night, but the information wasn’t made public until Wednesday. In Overland, the police chief’s term expires when a mayor is elected. Mayor Michael Schneider was re-elected in April, but had not reappointed Laws as chief. Councilman Tom Ennis said it was “time for change” at the top. He said the council was con-

sidering someone else, but Schneider gave them little choice. “The council had someone else in mind and Laws the council is not happy with the vote, but the mayor convinced the council to give (Mackey) a chance,” Ennis said. “So we’re Mackey giving him terms.” “(The mayor’s) words were, ‘If you didn’t vote for him, you would be stuck with Laws as chief until I decide to recom-

mend someone else to you guys...’ This city has a lot of issues with speeding and crime in the area and this is a chance for new blood in the system.” Ennis said he believed Laws was a “great person” and his service was “outstanding” over the years. But Ennis said his view began to change during the past two meetings after he told Laws about speeding problems and didn’t see any results. “I’m doing my job telling him what’s going on, and if I get no response, residents ask why it’s not being done,” Ennis said. City Attorney Bob Herman said he did not know why the city council appointed Mackey as the

interim chief, instead of making him chief. He said Laws must remain chief and earn his salary until his replacement is sworn in. Laws began his career with Overland police in 1985. Schneider appointed him interim chief in 2009 after longtime Chief James Herron retired, and he became chief not long afterward. “I’m sure everyone agrees (Laws) served them well,” Herman said. Laws, Mackey and the mayor did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday. Councilwoman Lisa Ridolfi made the motion during the Monday closed meeting to appoint Mackey and to meet with

the City Council with an “action plan” at the Sept. 24 meeting with reviews planned at two months, four months and six months, according to a news release on the city’s website. Council members Ridolfi, Marty Little, Ennis, Jay Fetsch, Curtis Moore and Natalie Gerke voted yes. Ken Owensby was the lone dissenter. City Administrator Jason McConachie had not responded to a phone message and an assistant said he wasn’t sure when he would be available. Christine Byers • 314-340-8087 @christinedbyers on Twitter cbyers@post-dispatch.com

New garden has become a gathering place Primary results

stand after recount of House races in St. Charles County

BY JACK SUNTRUP St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY • The two St. Charles County

“Without gardening I don’t know that I would have done as well,” said Linda White at a ceremony Wednesday in the garden. “Gardening is very therapeutic. It’s good for exercise. It helps combat loneliness.” Replacing a grassy lawn, the garden has become a gathering spot and brings “purpose and meaning and beauty out of something that feels barren and purposeless at the beginning,” McInerney-Ernst said. “It’s veterans giving back to veterans. In the recovery model, when you reach recovery, then it is expected that you give to the person who is not quite there yet.”

Missouri House candidates who won their party primaries in August by razor-thin margins both were confirmed winners after a recount. The St. Charles County Election Authority reported to the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office on Wednesday that Republican Ron Hicks and Democrat John Foster, who are both running in the 102nd District, expanded their vote leads after the recount. Hicks, of Dardenne Prairie, beat Bryan Cooper, of O’Fallon, by four votes on Aug. 7. According to unofficial recount results not yet certified by the secretary of state, Hicks expanded his lead to seven votes after the recount. Foster, who lives just outside Weldon Spring, beat Gary Wester by 15 votes on Aug. 7, but his lead shrank to 13 votes after provisional ballots were counted, according to St. Charles County elections chief Rich Chrismer. Foster expanded his lead to 18 votes after the recount. Both losing candidates had attempted to convince St. Charles Circuit Judge Rick Zerr to order a partial or entirely new election, but the judge decided not to do so last week. Cooper said Tuesday he was still considering his legal options. The losing candidates in each party primary argued that election results were improperly skewed because one polling place in O’Fallon was shuttered for 90 minutes on the morning of the Aug. 7 primary. But Zerr was not convinced its opening would have changed the results of either election. The 102nd District includes all or parts of O’Fallon, Dardenne Prairie, New Melle and Weldon Spring. Its current representative, Rep. Kurt Bahr, R-O’Fallon, is term-limited. The district is Republican-leaning. Hicks, who represented a St. Peters-based House district until he resigned in 2016, falsely claimed in a mailing advertisement sent days before the Aug. 7 primary that he was the only candidate endorsed by the Missouri Right to Life PAC. He has not responded to Post-Dispatch inquiries since the false literature appeared in constituent mailboxes. He could not immediately be reached on Wednesday.

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Jack Suntrup • 573-556-6184 @JackSuntrup on Twitter jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com

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Fred Kramer, an Army veteran, clears away clippings on Tuesday near raised garden beds at Jefferson Barracks VA Medical Center. Gardening will be used as therapy to help homeless veterans and veterans with substance abuse issues. GARDEN • FROM A1

the second half allows the veteran to prepare a resume, search for a job and find permanent housing. There are five raised beds in the garden that have already produced peppers, tomatoes, eggplant and okra. St. Louis Composting donated a soil mixture and Home Depot provided lumber for the beds. Future plans include a butterfly garden and a canopy for climbing vegetables. Extra produce will be donated to the food pantry at Jefferson Barracks. A co-founder of the Boots in the Dirt program said she wanted to share the benefits of gardening with fellow veterans.

Eggplants grow on the vine at the garden. Extra produce will be donated to a food pantry.

HOW TO HELP The Boots in the Dirt gardening program at Jefferson Barracks is looking for donations of soil, gently used garden tools, chicken wire and other materials. To donate, or for more information on the Domiciliary Care program for homeless veterans, contact Erin McInerney-Ernst at 314-652-4100, ext. 65086.

After Post-Dispatch asks, both candidates reveal tax returns SENATE • FROM A1

“Yeah, I have always released my personal tax returns and I’m sure we will,” McCaskill told an audience during a stop in Columbia. “I have in every election I’ve run in.” There are no state or national requirements for people seeking office to release tax returns. But it has become a commonplace move for transparency in presidential campaigns, except for Republican Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign for president. Hawley, who is being backed by Trump, would not criticize the president for keeping his returns secret. “He ran. He won,” Hawley said. “President Trump has been elected. He won in the state by 20 points.” But he said McCaskill should release more than the two pages of her individual return. Hawley released 60 pages, including schedules and deductions. “What is she going to do? Is she going to level with the voters,” Hawley said. McCaskill is listed by Roll Call as the 24th-wealthiest member of Congress, with an estimated net worth of almost $27 million — and the wealthiest member who faces a tough campaign fight this fall. But much of that wealth stems from her husband, housing developer Joseph Shepard, whom she married in 2002. McCaskill and Shepard file their taxes separately. Hawley pointed to reports that Shepard has made at least $230,000 by investing in a hedge fund with ties to the Cayman Is-

lands, as well as a Post-Dispatch report revealing that Shepard had invested at least $2.25 million in tax breaks for conservation easements, a class of investments that the Internal Revenue Service has called into question and Congress is trying to restrict. McCaskill has supported those efforts. In July, the Kansas City Star reported that businesses tied to Shepard have been awarded more than $131 million in federal subsidies since the Missouri Democrat took office in 2007. There is no evidence McCaskill played a role in directing federal funds to his businesses. She voted for some — and against other — bills that funded the federal housing and agriculture departments, which in turn provide subsidies to businesses with federal contracts to provide low-income housing. Hawley said McCaskill should release Shepard’s tax return. “The time has come for her to come clean for Missouri voters,” Hawley said. During her Columbia stop, McCaskill said, “I’ve never filed a joint return with my husband, from the time I met him. His stuff is really complicated and big, and mine is really simple and straightforward. I just never wanted to go there.” In 2016, a Post-Dispatch poll found that 68 percent believed candidates should be required to release their returns. By contrast, 21 percent said they should not, with 11 percent not sure, the survey found. Kurt Erickson • 573-556-6181 @KurtEricksonPD on Twitter kerickson@post-dispatch.com

Tax money wouldn’t be used for portrait GREITENS • FROM A1

Will Greitens, who resigned in June after being accused of sexual coercion and campaign finance violations, one day commission a painting of himself to hang alongside his predecessors? The answer isn’t clear. Greitens hasn’t been seen or heard from in the Capitol since his abrupt resignation on June 1. No one returned a call this week placed to a phone number listed for him. A phone number for his campaign treasurer, Jeff Stuerman, is not in service. Spokeswomen with the Missouri secretary of state’s office and the state Office of Administration said they were not aware of any planned portraits. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, a Joplin Republican who has overseen Capitol improvements, also said he did not know about any plans for a Greitens portrait. In neighboring Illinois, after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges and removed from office, legislators there approved a measure banning taxpayer funds from being used on a portrait of the ex-governor. “I have no desire nor intent to revise history,” the law’s sponsor, Illinois Rep. Bill Black, RDanville, said during floor debate. “I also have no desire nor intent to see to it that someone who is impeached and convicted … gets into the taxpayers’ purse for anything.” In Missouri, taxpayers don’t pay for portraits of ex-governors, according to a 2011 article in Missouri Life magazine. The

magazine said private money has paid for portraits of modern governors. In January, then-Gov. Greitens attended a ceremony in a Capitol lounge to dedicate a portrait of Nixon, the Democrat who preceded Greitens. Nixon spent $4,000 in campaign money for a St. Louis artist to paint his likeness. “I am a little bit envious,” Greitens said in a speech during the dedication. “Because until you get your portrait done, the only people who are drawing your picture are cartoonists.” Greitens made the comments days before he admitted to having an extramarital affair in 2015 with his hairdresser, sparking investigations that led to his departure. Revelations shook the state throughout the spring. The House set up a committee to investigate the governor. His lover accused him of coercing her into oral sex. He was accused of lying in campaign filings and taking a donor list from the charity he founded to raise campaign cash, among other things. The self-proclaimed conservative outsider refused to quit — until a surprise announcement at the end of May. “I know and people of good faith know, that I am not perfect,” Greitens said then. “But I have not broken any laws nor committed any offense worthy of this treatment. I will let the fairness of this process be judged by history. “For those who would be moved to vengeance, let us allow history and God to bring justice,” he said. Greitens and his wife, Uni-

versity of Missouri assistant professor Sheena Greitens, own a home in the lakeside community of Innsbrook, in Warren County. The Office of Administration is not aware of any plans to add a portrait of Sheena Greitens to the Governor’s Mansion, where paintings of the state’s first ladies hang, a spokeswoman said. Greitens would not be the first governor with a controversial past whose picture ended up hanging in the Missouri Capitol. James Wilkinson served as governor of the Louisiana Territory, which included what is now Missouri, from 1805 to 1806. His critics called him a “political chameleon” and an “opportunist,” according to a placard by his portrait. President Thomas Jefferson fired Wilkinson “after disclosure of treasonous intrigues with Aaron Burr and with the Spanish.” Gov. Claiborne Fox Jackson, a secessionist who served from 1861 to 1862, attempted to seize a U.S. arsenal in St. Louis in 1861 and eventually fled to Neosho with state troops. He led a shadow government as the Civil War intensified. But not every former governor has his portrait in the Capitol. For example, former Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican who served from 2005 to 2009, has yet to hang one. “Fulfillment of my obligation to provide a portrait is delayed but not forgotten,” he tweeted in May. Jack Suntrup • 573-556-6184 @JackSuntrup on Twitter jsuntrup@post-dispatch.com


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St. Louis sees tiny drop in poverty rate but region sees no improvement BY DOUG MOORE st. Louis Post-dispatch

The poverty rate in the city of St. Louis is dropping, following a national trend. But for the region as a whole, there appears to be a small uptick as suburbs become more diverse. That’s the takeaway from new figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, which offers an annual sampling of economic trends throughout the country. Of the 53 metropolitan areas with populations of more than 1 million people, seven saw bumps in poverty rates. But those increases are small and most fall within the margin of error used in sampling the country’s population, including the St. Louis region. What the new numbers do offer, however, is a glimpse of economic trends as the country prepares for its next official count, the 2020 Census. “The general view is that as suburbs become more diverse demographically, with a dispersion of minorities, there is also more (economic) disparity in the suburbs,” said William Frey, a senior fellow and Census expert with the Brookings Institution. The new Census data also looks at household income, which for the St. Louis region, shows some good news. The median household income for 2017 was $61,571, up about $800 from the year before. That is well above the median household income statewide, which was $53,578 last year. Like Missouri, Illinois saw a slight increase, up, about $1,200, to $62,992. Across Missouri, the poverty rate is 13.4 percent, down about half a percentage point from the year before but still higher than the nationwide rate of 12.3 percent. The St. Louis region fares better at 11.6 percent. The rate is 10 percent in St. Louis County and 5.1 percent in St. Charles County. St. Louis city stands at 20.3 percent but shows a notable drop from 23.8 percent the year before. A family of four living in poverty has a household income of $25,100 or less. Former state Sen. Rita Days, now a community liaison for the Missouri Housing Development Commission, said the poverty rate inching up in the

suburbs while going down in the urban core is not surprising. “I know that, and this is just perspective, the city is making a big effort to move millennials and others into lofts,” said Days, of Bel-Nor. “It’s the gentrification of the city of St. Louis. As a result of that, many folks are moving to St. Louis County. Jack Lipin, executive director of Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service in St. Charles, said poor families look for better living environments including better schools and are finding them outside St. Louis city. What the growing western suburbs are providing is “a richness of resources,” he said. Other metro areas that saw small increases in poverty include New Orleans; Cleveland; Birmingham, Ala.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Pittsburgh and Raleigh, N.C. What should not get lost in analyzing the new data is that urban cities continue to have a high level of poverty, Frey said, which continues to create challenges in providing support services needed. The poverty rate nationwide has declined for three years running, an overall drop of 2.5 percentage points. The threeyear run of declines reflects the longest stretch since the four-year period of 1997 to 2000, said Ashley Edwards, head of the poverty statistics branch at the Census Bureau. When the poverty measure was first established in 1959, 22.4 percent of people were living in poverty. The first 10 years it was tracked, poverty seemed to be on a steady decline, dropping to 10.3 percent by 1969. But sustained progress in lowering poverty rates has been difficult, Edwards said. “Even after recent declines, the 2017 poverty rate of 12.3 percent is not statistically different from the rate in 1970,” Edwards said. “Since 1970, the annual poverty rate has increased 14 times and decreased 17 times.” Janelle O’Dea of the Post-Dispatch contributed to this report. Doug Moore • 314-340-8125 @dougwmoore on Twitter dmoore@post-dispatch.com

Groups urge city to close ‘unspeakably hellish’ jail known as the workhouse BY CELESTE BOTT st. Louis Post-dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Activists, advocacy orga-

nizations and former inmates hope to shutter the St. Louis Medium Security Institution, known informally as the workhouse, once and for all. In a report to be released Thursday morning by the Close the Workhouse campaign, organizers urge city officials to shut down the facility at 7600 Hall Street, which holds roughly 550 people, the vast majority of whom are awaiting trial. The 42-page report details more than 30 years of controversy at the workhouse. Most recently, in November, seven former workhouse inmates sued the city, alleging mold, oppressive heat and rat and insect infestations in the jail. That lawsuit is pending. City officials say it isn’t feasible to close an institution that houses hundreds of people facing felony charges, but officials say they are taking steps to reduce the jail population without risking public safety. The city’s jail population, including both the workhouse and the City Justice Center downtown, has dropped 12 percent in the last year, said Koran Addo, a

DIGEST VINITA PARK > Chief of police cooperative resigns • Days after it was revealed that he had been suspended from the post, North County Police Cooperative Chief Tim Swope has resigned, Vinita Park officials announced Wednesday. Swope plans to join the transition team of Wesley Bell, the Democratic nominee who is running unopposed for St. Louis County prosecuting attorney, according to an emailed statement from Vinita Park’s legal team. The statement said Swope’s resignation took place “after several conversations” with Vinita Park Mayor James McGee and the Board of Aldermen. Swope did not return a call for comment Wednesday evening. Vinita Park City Attorney Chet Pleban also did not return calls for comment. McGee, Pleban and other officials have declined to comment on Swope’s suspension, which was revealed last week. It was also recently announced that Charlack would no longer be contracting with the cooperative for police services, although officials did not say if the change was related to Swope’s suspension and resignation. Cooperative Lt. Col. John Buchanan confirmed Wednesday night that he has been appointed interim chief. The cooperative is based in Vinita Park, but had been under contract to patrol Pine Lawn, Charlack, Wellston, Velda Village

spokesman for Mayor Lyda Krewson. The mayor’s office also cites coming improvements, thanks to funding from Prop 1, a $50 million bond issue voters approved in August, which will allow the city to make upgrades to the facility, including permanent air conditioning. Temporary units have been placed in the jail since protests erupted during a heat wave last year. A total of $6.5 million has been earmarked for repairs and improvements to St. Louis’ correctional facilities. But Montague Simmons, an organizer with the campaign, says the jail hasn’t made necessary reforms, even after decades of damning testimony from those who spent time inside. And in the meantime, many of the city’s poorest, black residents are disproportionately affected, stuck behind bars for months because they’re unable to afford bail for low-level infractions. “This isn’t going to be a campaign that’s just led by the organizations. It’s going to be led by impacted folks, based on their real experience,” Simmons said. “We want to make sure their stories are heard.” Celeste Bott • 314-340-8119 @celestebott on Twitter cbott@post-dispatch.com

Hills, Beverly Hills, Uplands Park and Dellwood. CREVE COEUR > City moves toward property tax hike • The Creve Coeur City Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday night to increasing the base residential property tax rate to 8.3 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, an increase from the 2017 rate of 6.3 cents. A final vote is set for the Sept. 24 meeting. Lori Obermoeller, the city’s director of finance, said in 2012 the council had decided to voluntarily reduce property tax rates below the tax rate ceiling, given a budget surplus at the time. However, she said major revenue sources have been either flat or declined over the last few years, and more money is needed to continue to offer city services without further tapping reserves. She said the city’s residential rate also includes a debt service rate of 8.2 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, which wouldn’t change. Based upon the proposed tax rate for residential property and the debt service levy, a person with a house valued at $400,000 and personal property with market value of $30,000 would pay Creve Coeur $133.52 in property taxes for 2018, Obermoeller said. “The new rate would result in an increase of $15.20 annually for a home valued at $400,000,” Obermoeller said.

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Storm’s uncertain track sows fear FLORENCE • FROM A1

The National Hurricane Center’s best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding. Florence’s winds in the afternoon were down to 120 mph from a high of 140 mph, and the Category 4 storm fell Wednesday night to a Category 2, with a further weakening expected as the storm nears the coast. Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency invoked a former boxing champion to warn residents that it would bring “a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast.” Tropical storm-force winds extended 195 miles from Florence’s center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles. The National Weather Service said 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million live in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches. As of 5 p.m., the storm was centered 385 miles southeast of Wilmington, N.C., moving northwest at 16 mph. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. As of Tuesday, more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. Airlines had canceled nearly 1,000 flights. Home Depot and Lowe’s activated emergency response centers to get generators, trash bags and bottled water to stores before and after the storm. Duke Energy, the nation’s No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm’s aftermath. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. “In 12 or 18 hours, they may be saying different things all over again,” he said. Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty. In contrast to the hurricane center’s official projection, a highly regarded European model had the storm turning southward off the North Carolina coast and coming ashore near the Georgia-South Carolina line. Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared an emergency but did not imme-

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Clark Williamson (left), exhibit designer, and Mark Lewis, conservator, carry the painting “Emma at the Piano” by George Wesley Bellows at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday. As Hurricane Florence approaches, staff members pulled priceless paintings off the walls near windows and skylights.

diately order any evacuations. The shift in the projected track spread concern to areas that once thought they were relatively safe. In South Carolina, close to the Georgia line, Beaufort County emergency chief Neil Baxley told residents they need to prepare again for the worst. In Virginia, where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence’s path largely missing the state. Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, N.C., David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter’s one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte. Unsure of what they might find when they return home, the couple went shopping for a recreational vehicle. “We’re just trying to plan for the future here, not having a house for an extended period of time,” David Garrigus said. Melody Rawson evacuated her firstfloor apartment in Myrtle Beach and arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., to camp for free with three other adults, her disabled son, two dogs and a pet bird. “We hope to have something left when we get home,” she said. Forecasters worried the storm’s damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast.

The trend is “exceptionally bad news,” said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it “smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge.” With South Carolina’s beach towns more in the bull’s-eye because of the shifting forecast, Ohio vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand. Most other beachgoers were long gone. “It’s been really nice,” Nicole Roland said. “Also, a little creepy. You feel like you should have already left.”

OLIVIA HITS HAWAII

A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and canceled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm Olivia passed, but he was hopeful the effects of the storm on his county would be limited. “I’m not seeing any really large areas of damage, no homes destroyed or flooded to any kind of extreme measures as we did in previous storms,” Arakawa said. Reuters contributed to this report.

Nearly $10 million diverted from FEMA to ICE WASHINGTON POST

The administration of President Donald Trump appears to have diverted nearly $10 million in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The reallocation of public money is documented in a “Transfer and Reprogramming” notification prepared this fiscal year by the Department of Homeland Security, the parent department of ICE. It was made public by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon as Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolinas.

LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS > Man is killed during carjacking • A man was killed in a neighborhood near Carondelet Park during a carjacking Tuesday night, police say. Officers investigating reports of a shooting in an alley behind the 5400 block of Idaho Avenue shortly after 10:15 p.m. found the body of Michael Puckett, 56. He had been shot multiple times, police said. The victim was pulling into a garage when he was shot, according to a police source. He lived on the block, police said. Officers found the man’s car, a 2017 Hyundai Tucson, unoccupied in the east alley of the 1800 block of North 22nd Street, about six miles to the north. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. TROY, MO. > Woman accused of stealing dying daughter’s painkillers • A woman stole pain medications she was supposed to give to her terminally ill daughter, police say. Carol Virginia Ballweg, 46, was charged Wednesday in Lincoln County with four counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of abuse of an elderly, disabled or vulnerable person, according to Troy Ballweg police. Police were called Monday to Troy Family Practice by medical staff who were concerned that a 20-year-old female patient in hospice care wasn’t being given her prescribed pain medications by her primary caregiver, her mother. The patient, identified by police as C.M., is terminally ill and had been prescribed fentanyl and oxycodone to treat pain, police said. Medical staff also gave police photos showing C.M. had developed bed sores. Medics had became concerned that C.M. wasn’t getting her medications after Ballweg repeatedly requested prescription refills ahead of schedule, police said. A drug test of C.M.’s urine last week showed no signs of the prescribed medication in her system, police said.

Once feared missing, woman now charged in death of sister she lived with

The 39-page budget document shows that DHS requested that about $9.8 million going toward FEMA efforts such as “Preparedness and Protection” and “Response and Recovery” be funneled instead into ICE coffers, specifically underwriting “Detention Beds” and the agency’s “Transportation and Removal Program.” The U.S. Secret Service was also a beneficiary of the reallocation. “This is a scandal,” Merkley said in an emailed statement to the Washington Post. “At the start of hurricane season — when American citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still suffering from FEMA’s inadequate recovery

efforts — the administration transferred millions of dollars away from FEMA. And for what? To implement their profoundly misguided ‘zero-tolerance’ policy. It wasn’t enough to rip thousands of children out of the arms of their parents — the administration chose to partly pay for this horrific program by taking away from the ability to respond to damage from this year’s upcoming and potentially devastating hurricane season.” DHS did not dispute the authenticity of the document in a statement on Twitter. The department acknowledged that funds had been redirected but said the transfer did not jeopardize relief efforts.

Medical staff stopped refilling her prescriptions afterward. Medical staff told responding officers Monday that they reported their concerns to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, police said. Officers confirmed the investigation with the officials. Officers searched Ballweg’s home Tuesday, during which she admitted to having an addiction to opioids and using her daughter’s oxycodone medication, police said. Ballweg was being held Wednesday at Lincoln County Jail with bail set at $100,000, with the condition that she cannot contact her daughter if she is released.

LITCHFIELD, ILL. > Suspect charged in deaths of uncles • A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of his uncles in tiny Rockbridge, Ill. The Illinois State Police say Adam Gowin has been charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Billy Plummer, 54, and Ronald Plummer, 55, on Sunday. The brothers were killed in the 500 block of State Road. Gowin The brothers lived near each other in Rockbridge and were found dead in Ronald Plummer’s home. The victims are brothers of Gowin’s father, police said. Authorities have not revealed a motive in the case. Illinois State Police Sgt. Jamie Brunnworth said only that the homicides stemmed from a “domestic dispute.” Gowin, 28, is being held in the Greene County Jail with a $2.5 million bail. The village of Rockbridge, with fewer than 200 residents, is about 45 miles north of St. Louis.

ST. CLAIR COUNTY > Body found behind gas station • A passerby discovered the badly decomposed body of a man in the brush behind a gas station on Tuesday, police said. Someone walking behind the Conoco gas station at 1424 Centreville Avenue found the man in an area that is not easily seen from the gas station parking lot, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department said. The dead man has not yet been identified. An autopsy showed no trauma or injuries to the body, which appeared to be that of a man between 25 and 35. Toxicology results are pending. The gas station is near Belleville on Centreville Avenue, which is also Route 158. JEFFERSON CITY > State worker gets payout for harassment • A tax auditor at the Missouri Department of Revenue has won a $475,000 payout from the state after alleging her co-workers harassed and discriminated against her. Kimberly Russell, who was working in the agency’s Kansas City field compliance bureau at the time, alleged in 2014 that she was retaliated against by her supervisor after she complained about a co-worker’s harassment. She brought the suit in 2016. Among the allegations were negative job reviews, the denial of a higher paying position and not being given a disabled parking space near her office. Russell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, court records note. State payroll records show Russell remains with the agency. She earned $37,000 in 2017.

HAZELWOOD > Student wounded in shooting near school • A shooting near Hazelwood Central High School on Wednesday left a student with a graze wound, officials said. The student was a senior at the school. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. Police responded to reports of a shooting in a neighborhood near the school on New Halls Ferry Road just after school let out Wednesday afternoon about 2:40 p.m. Police emphasized that no part of the incident took place on school grounds and the scene was in the 800 block of Greenway Manor Drive at a nearby apartment complex. A home in the 3100 block of Sabrina Lane was damaged by a “projectile,” police said. Police say they believe the individuals involved knew each other. No arrests have yet been made. Police are encouraging anyone with information about the incident to call 636529-8210. To remain anonymous, call 866371-8477.

considered missing and possibly in danger after police found her sister dead in North County was charged Wednesday with murder. Sylvia Brown, 57, faces first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges in the death of her sister, Brenda Brown, 59. Sylvia Brown shot and killed her sister on Sylvia Brown Sept. 5 at the home the sisters shared in the 2500 block of Dukeland Drive, police say. Her body was discovered by officers five days later, when someone called police and asked them to check on her. Officers went to the home and found Brenda Brown dead with gunshot wounds to the arm and neck. Police initially said only that her death was suspicious and she had “apparent physical injuries.” That night, police issued an “endangered person advisory” for Sylvia Brown, saying she hadn’t been seen since Saturday and that there was concern she could be the victim of a crime. They also said she has medical conditions and didn’t appear to have her medicine with her. Police said she rarely left her home without an escort, but did not say why. Police canceled the alert on Tuesday, saying that detectives had been in contact with her and they no longer considered her endangered. Sylvia Brown told police she had planned her sister’s death “for some time” because she was in financial debt and did not want her sister to find out, court documents say. The two sisters lived together in the home for more than 20 years, said Leon Hamilton, who has lived across the street since 1969. “They were quiet people,” said Hamilton, 76. “You would only see them coming and going. People rarely went to that house.” Sylvia Brown had worked at a St. Louis area post office until an illness caused her to go at least partially blind, Hamilton said. Brenda Brown, who worked at Centene, took care of her after that. “She used to drive her around everywhere,” Hamilton said. The last time Hamilton saw either sister was Saturday, he said. He saw Sylvia Brown come out of the house “dressed up, looking nice,” wearing a wig and nice clothing, he said. She grabbed a trash can from the front and took it to the back of the house. Then, she sat in a chair by the front door, Hamilton said. He thought she was waiting on someone to pick her up. On Monday, one of Brenda Brown’s co-workers showed up at Hamilton’s door and asked him if he knew if the Browns were home, he said. She told him she came by to check on Brenda Brown because she hadn’t shown up to work since Tuesday. The coworker told Hamilton that she found the Browns’ front door open but that no one answered when she knocked, he said. She asked if she should just go inside, he said. He told her: “No, call the police.” The two walked over to the home as they waited for police. “The door was open and you could smell the stench from her body coming out the door,” Hamilton said. Police told the two that Brenda Brown was found face-down on the kitchen floor. Detectives took footage from Hamilton’s security cameras to review. Hamilton was shocked to learn Wednesday that police suspected Sylvia Brown killed her sister, he said. He never saw any signs of conflict at the Browns’ home, he said. “When I saw her (Sylvia Brown) on Saturday, and she came out, she acted like there was nothing going on,” he said. “She was in that house with her sister’s dead body and she was walking around that body. “I just can’t understand it.” Hamilton’s brother Lawrence, 77, said he used to see the sisters across the street when he would visit. “To kill your own flesh and blood, and to leave them there to rot, it’s just awful,” he said. He looked at his brother: “You wouldn’t do me like that would you?” Uber driver William Guerin Sr., 70, of Florissant was the person Hamilton saw Sylvia Brown waiting for, Guerin said. But he said he picked her up on Friday, not Saturday, and took her to the casino. He remembered the trip after he saw her photo on TV Wednesday. “Whoa, wait a minute,” he recalled saying and asking his wife to rewind the DVR. “That’s the woman I took to the Casino Queen.” Uber keeps records of every trip, Guerin said. He found Sylvia Brown’s address and other details of the trip on his phone. Sylvia Brown fell asleep on the drive to the casino, Guerin said. She told him she had been “up all night” gambling. Guerin asked her if she had had any luck, he said.“Not lately,” she told him. Guerin called police after seeing Sylvia Brown on the news. “I can’t hardly get over this,” he said. “Knowing that woman was in there dead the whole time, that blew me away.”


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Storm’s uncertain track sows fear FLORENCE • FROM A1

The National Hurricane Center’s best guess was that Florence would blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon around the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding. Florence’s winds in the afternoon were down to 120 mph from a high of 140 mph, and the Category 4 storm fell Wednesday night to a Category 2, with a further weakening expected as the storm nears the coast. Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency invoked a former boxing champion to warn residents that it would bring “a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast.” Tropical storm-force winds extended 195 miles from Florence’s center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles. The National Weather Service said 5.25 million people live in areas under hurricane warnings or watches, and 4.9 million live in places covered by tropical storm warnings or watches. As of 5 p.m., the storm was centered 385 miles southeast of Wilmington, N.C., moving northwest at 16 mph. The hurricane center said Florence will approach the coast Friday and linger for a while before rolling ashore. As of Tuesday, more than 1.7 million people in the Carolinas and Virginia were warned to clear out. Airlines had canceled nearly 1,000 flights. Home Depot and Lowe’s activated emergency response centers to get generators, trash bags and bottled water to stores before and after the storm. Duke Energy, the nation’s No. 2 power company, said Florence could knock out electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and outages could last for weeks. Workers are being brought in from the Midwest and Florida to help in the storm’s aftermath. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. “In 12 or 18 hours, they may be saying different things all over again,” he said. Computer models of exactly what the storm might do varied, adding to the uncertainty. In contrast to the hurricane center’s official projection, a highly regarded European model had the storm turning southward off the North Carolina coast and coming ashore near the Georgia-South Carolina line. Reacting to the possibility of a more southerly track, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared an emergency but did not imme-

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Clark Williamson (left), exhibit designer, and Mark Lewis, conservator, carry the painting “Emma at the Piano” by George Wesley Bellows at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday. As Hurricane Florence approaches, staff members pulled priceless paintings off the walls near windows and skylights.

diately order any evacuations. The shift in the projected track spread concern to areas that once thought they were relatively safe. In South Carolina, close to the Georgia line, Beaufort County emergency chief Neil Baxley told residents they need to prepare again for the worst. In Virginia, where about 245,000 residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying areas, officials urged people to remain away from home despite forecast changes showing Florence’s path largely missing the state. Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, N.C., David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter’s one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte. Unsure of what they might find when they return home, the couple went shopping for a recreational vehicle. “We’re just trying to plan for the future here, not having a house for an extended period of time,” David Garrigus said. Melody Rawson evacuated her firstfloor apartment in Myrtle Beach and arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., to camp for free with three other adults, her disabled son, two dogs and a pet bird. “We hope to have something left when we get home,” she said. Forecasters worried the storm’s damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast.

The trend is “exceptionally bad news,” said University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy, since it “smears a landfall out over hundreds of miles of coastline, most notably the storm surge.” With South Carolina’s beach towns more in the bull’s-eye because of the shifting forecast, Ohio vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand. Most other beachgoers were long gone. “It’s been really nice,” Nicole Roland said. “Also, a little creepy. You feel like you should have already left.”

OLIVIA HITS HAWAII

A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and canceled flights at a number of airports in the state. Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urged residents and visitors to stay off the road until the Tropical Storm Olivia passed, but he was hopeful the effects of the storm on his county would be limited. “I’m not seeing any really large areas of damage, no homes destroyed or flooded to any kind of extreme measures as we did in previous storms,” Arakawa said. Reuters contributed to this report.

Nearly $10 million diverted from FEMA to ICE WASHINGTON POST

The administration of President Donald Trump appears to have diverted nearly $10 million in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The reallocation of public money is documented in a “Transfer and Reprogramming” notification prepared this fiscal year by the Department of Homeland Security, the parent department of ICE. It was made public by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon as Hurricane Florence barreled toward the Carolinas.

LAW & ORDER ST. LOUIS > Man is killed during carjacking • A man was killed in a neighborhood near Carondelet Park during a carjacking Tuesday night, police say. Officers investigating reports of a shooting in an alley behind the 5400 block of Idaho Avenue shortly after 10:15 p.m. found the body of Michael Puckett, 56. He had been shot multiple times, police said. The victim was pulling into a garage when he was shot, according to a police source. He lived on the block, police said. Officers found the man’s car, a 2017 Hyundai Tucson, unoccupied in the east alley of the 1800 block of North 22nd Street, about six miles to the north. Authorities asked anyone with information to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. TROY, MO. > Woman accused of stealing dying daughter’s painkillers • A woman stole pain medications she was supposed to give to her terminally ill daughter, police say. Carol Virginia Ballweg, 46, was charged Wednesday in Lincoln County with four counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of abuse of an elderly, disabled or vulnerable person, according to Troy Ballweg police. Police were called Monday to Troy Family Practice by medical staff who were concerned that a 20-year-old female patient in hospice care wasn’t being given her prescribed pain medications by her primary caregiver, her mother. The patient, identified by police as C.M., is terminally ill and had been prescribed fentanyl and oxycodone to treat pain, police said. Medical staff also gave police photos showing C.M. had developed bed sores. Medics had became concerned that C.M. wasn’t getting her medications after Ballweg repeatedly requested prescription refills ahead of schedule, police said. A drug test of C.M.’s urine last week showed no signs of the prescribed medication in her system, police said.

Once feared missing, woman now charged in death of sister she lived with

The 39-page budget document shows that DHS requested that about $9.8 million going toward FEMA efforts such as “Preparedness and Protection” and “Response and Recovery” be funneled instead into ICE coffers, specifically underwriting “Detention Beds” and the agency’s “Transportation and Removal Program.” The U.S. Secret Service was also a beneficiary of the reallocation. “This is a scandal,” Merkley said in an emailed statement to the Washington Post. “At the start of hurricane season — when American citizens in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still suffering from FEMA’s inadequate recovery

efforts — the administration transferred millions of dollars away from FEMA. And for what? To implement their profoundly misguided ‘zero-tolerance’ policy. It wasn’t enough to rip thousands of children out of the arms of their parents — the administration chose to partly pay for this horrific program by taking away from the ability to respond to damage from this year’s upcoming and potentially devastating hurricane season.” DHS did not dispute the authenticity of the document in a statement on Twitter. The department acknowledged that funds had been redirected but said the transfer did not jeopardize relief efforts.

Medical staff stopped refilling her prescriptions afterward. Medical staff told responding officers Monday that they reported their concerns to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, police said. Officers confirmed the investigation with the officials. Officers searched Ballweg’s home Tuesday, during which she admitted to having an addiction to opioids and using her daughter’s oxycodone medication, police said. Ballweg was being held Wednesday at Lincoln County Jail with bail set at $100,000, with the condition that she cannot contact her daughter if she is released.

State Police Sgt. Jamie Brunnworth said only that the homicides stemmed from a “domestic dispute.” Gowin, 28, is being held in the Greene County Jail with a $2.5 million bail. The village of Rockbridge, with fewer than 200 residents, is about 45 miles north of St. Louis.

JEFFERSON CITY > State worker gets payout for harassment • A tax auditor at the Missouri Department of Revenue has won a $475,000 payout from the state after alleging her co-workers harassed and discriminated against her. Kimberly Russell, who was working in the agency’s Kansas City field compliance bureau at the time, alleged in 2014 that she was retaliated against by her supervisor after she complained about a co-worker’s harassment. She brought the suit in 2016. Among the allegations were negative job reviews, the denial of a higher paying position and not being given a disabled parking space near her office. Russell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, court records note. State payroll records show Russell remains with the agency. She earned $37,000 in 2017. LITCHFIELD, ILL. > Suspect charged in deaths of uncles • A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing deaths of his uncles in tiny Rockbridge, Ill. The Illinois State Police say Adam Gowin has been charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of Billy Plummer, 54, and Ronald Plummer, 55, on Sunday. The brothers were killed in the 500 block of State Road. The brothers lived near each other in Rockbridge and were found dead in Ronald Plummer’s home. The victims are brothers of Gowin’s father, police said. Authorities have not revealed a motive in the case. Illinois Gowin

HAZELWOOD > Student wounded in shooting near school • A shooting near Hazelwood Central High School on Wednesday left a student with a graze wound, officials said. The student was a senior at the school. He was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. Police responded to reports of a shooting in a neighborhood near the school on New Halls Ferry Road just after school let out Wednesday afternoon about 2:40 p.m. Police emphasized that no part of the incident took place on school grounds and the scene was in the 800 block of Greenway Manor Drive at a nearby apartment complex. A home in the 3100 block of Sabrina Lane was damaged by a “projectile,” police said. Police say they believe the individuals involved knew each other. No arrests have yet been made. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 636-529-8210. To remain anonymous, call 866-371-8477. ST. LOUIS > Two shot near transit station • Two people were wounded Wednesday night in a shooting near the bus stop at the Delmar Loop transit station, police said. The shooting was reported just after 7:30 p.m. The victims were both conscious and breathing when officers arrived, police said. Police on scene did not give any other details about the injuries or the circumstances Wednesday night. Trisha Martinez said she was sitting at the Metro bus stop with her headphones on when the shooting started. “I saw people running and laying on the ground, so I laid on the ground,” Martinez said. “The shooting kept going and going ... the lady one bench over got shot in the leg.” Martinez said that while she didn’t see who was shooting, she saw police put handcuffs on a man who had been at the bus stop.

considered missing and possibly in danger after police found her sister dead in North County was charged Wednesday with murder. Sylvia Brown, 57, faces first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges in the death of her sister, Brenda Brown, 59. Sylvia Brown shot and killed her sister on Sylvia Brown Sept. 5 at the home the sisters shared in the 2500 block of Dukeland Drive, police say. Her body was discovered by officers five days later, when someone called police and asked them to check on her. Officers went to the home and found Brenda Brown dead with gunshot wounds to the arm and neck. Police initially said only that her death was suspicious and she had “apparent physical injuries.” That night, police issued an “endangered person advisory” for Sylvia Brown, saying she hadn’t been seen since Saturday and that there was concern she could be the victim of a crime. They also said she has medical conditions and didn’t appear to have her medicine with her. Police said she rarely left her home without an escort, but did not say why. Police canceled the alert on Tuesday, saying that detectives had been in contact with her and they no longer considered her endangered. Sylvia Brown told police she had planned her sister’s death “for some time” because she was in financial debt and did not want her sister to find out, court documents say. The two sisters lived together in the home for more than 20 years, said Leon Hamilton, who has lived across the street since 1969. “They were quiet people,” said Hamilton, 76. “You would only see them coming and going. People rarely went to that house.” Sylvia Brown had worked at a St. Louis area post office until an illness caused her to go at least partially blind, Hamilton said. Brenda Brown, who worked at Centene, took care of her after that. “She used to drive her around everywhere,” Hamilton said. The last time Hamilton saw either sister was Saturday, he said. He saw Sylvia Brown come out of the house “dressed up, looking nice,” wearing a wig and nice clothing, he said. She grabbed a trash can from the front and took it to the back of the house. Then, she sat in a chair by the front door, Hamilton said. He thought she was waiting on someone to pick her up. On Monday, one of Brenda Brown’s co-workers showed up at Hamilton’s door and asked him if he knew if the Browns were home, he said. She told him she came by to check on Brenda Brown because she hadn’t shown up to work since Tuesday. The coworker told Hamilton that she found the Browns’ front door open but that no one answered when she knocked, he said. She asked if she should just go inside, he said. He told her: “No, call the police.” The two walked over to the home as they waited for police. “The door was open and you could smell the stench from her body coming out the door,” Hamilton said. Police told the two that Brenda Brown was found face-down on the kitchen floor. Detectives took footage from Hamilton’s security cameras to review. Hamilton was shocked to learn Wednesday that police suspected Sylvia Brown killed her sister, he said. He never saw any signs of conflict at the Browns’ home, he said. “When I saw her (Sylvia Brown) on Saturday, and she came out, she acted like there was nothing going on,” he said. “She was in that house with her sister’s dead body and she was walking around that body. “I just can’t understand it.” Hamilton’s brother Lawrence, 77, said he used to see the sisters across the street when he would visit. “To kill your own flesh and blood, and to leave them there to rot, it’s just awful,” he said. He looked at his brother: “You wouldn’t do me like that would you?” Uber driver William Guerin Sr., 70, of Florissant was the person Hamilton saw Sylvia Brown waiting for, Guerin said. But he said he picked her up on Friday, not Saturday, and took her to the casino. He remembered the trip after he saw her photo on TV Wednesday. “Whoa, wait a minute,” he recalled saying and asking his wife to rewind the DVR. “That’s the woman I took to the Casino Queen.” Uber keeps records of every trip, Guerin said. He found Sylvia Brown’s address and other details of the trip on his phone. Sylvia Brown fell asleep on the drive to the casino, Guerin said. She told him she had been “up all night” gambling. Guerin asked her if she had had any luck, he said.“Not lately,” she told him. Guerin called police after seeing Sylvia Brown on the news. “I can’t hardly get over this,” he said. “Knowing that woman was in there dead the whole time, that blew me away.”


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Appeals court clears special prosecutor for perjury probe

METROLINK TESTS SAFETY MEASURES

BY ROBERT PATRICK AND JOEL CURRIER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • An appeals court

CHRISTIAN GOODEN • cgooden@post-dispatch

MetroLink security guards Jordon Williams (center) and Alis Arch check for proof of payment for transit on Wednesday as commuters enter the Forest Park-DeBaliviere train station. Metro has enacted a pilot program, which also includes monitoring access to platforms, that is aimed at enhancing safety.

on Wednesday refused to block the appointment of a special prosecutor to look into perjury claims against a former FBI agent who investigated thenGov. Eric Greitens. A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District voted 2-1 to reject a writ of prohibition filed by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office. A St. Louis judge disqualified Gardner’s office in June and appointed a special prosecutor to assist a St. Louis police inquiry into allegations that private investigator William Don Tisaby lied to bolster the case against Greitens. Gardner hired Tisaby and sat in on interviews of wit-

nesses in the Greitens investigation with him. That makes her a potential witness in the Tisaby investigation and presents a conflict of interest, lawyers with the city counselor’s office have said. Police have been unable to obtain subpoenas while the case is in limbo. Gardner also was called to testify as part of the criminal invasion of privacy case against Greitens, but her office instead dismissed the charge. Gardner has denied that Tisaby lied, but her former chief trial assistant, Robert Dierker, called him untruthful in court and in court filings. Her spokeswoman said Gardner will appeal Wednesday’s ruling to the Missouri Supreme Court. Robert Patrick • 314-621-5154 @rxpatrick on Twitter rpatrick@post-dispatch.com

Industry calls move a ‘giant step backwards’ VAPING • FROM A1

declined to publicly release the numbers, but people familiar with them said they were preliminary data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey, on which the agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborate. In a speech to FDA employees, Gottlieb said that rapid spike in teen use, emerging sales trends and concerns among parents and teachers convinced him that underage use of e-cigarettes has become a full-blown crisis that must be forcefully addressed. “The disturbing and accelerating trajectory of use we’re seeing in youth, and the resulting path to addiction, must end,” he said. In its enforcement action, the FDA recently sent almost 1,200 letters to brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers warning them that they could face penalties for allegedly selling e-cigarettes to people under 18. The agency also imposed fines — ranging from $279 to $11,182 — on an additional 130 establishments for repeated offenses. Even more significant, notices sent Wednesday morning demand that five leading e-cigarette manufacturers, including San Francisco-based Juul Labs, submit plans within 60 days detailing ways to sharply curb sales to underage consumers. If the blueprints don’t promise to “substantially reverse” the youth-use trend, Gottlieb said the agency will consider steps that could lead to the temporary or permanent removal of flavored products from the market. Such a step would be a major blow to the e-cigarette companies — Juul, Vuse, Blu, Logic and Mark-

Ten — which often feature cream and fruit flavorings in their products. Many public-health groups believe such flavors entice young people to try the devices. The companies insist that the flavors are critical to helping nicotine-addicted adult smokers switch from conventional cigarettes. Gottlieb’s action drew immediate praise from a major tobacco-control organization, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. “This is potentially the most important step FDA has taken to curtail youth use of e-cigarettes,” said the group’s president, Matthew Myers. But this “fundamental turning point” will produce results only if the agency follows through by requiring all manufacturers to immediately undergo pre-market review at the FDA, he added. Robin Koval, chief executive of Truth Initiative, urged fast follow-up to rein in the e-cigarette makers and cautioned against any promises of voluntary action. “There’s no track record for this industry being able to police themselves on a voluntary basis,” she said. Gottlieb has repeatedly agreed that e-cigarettes can be an effective tool for adults trying to quit smoking, so his harsh words for the industry on Wednesday were all the more remarkable. The Vapor Technology Association, a nonprofit with more than 600 industry members, called the move “a giant step backwards” that it blamed in part on “hysterical public health groups.” “By threatening an industry — and technology that millions of adult smokers are successfully using to reduce or quit

smoking deadly cigarettes — FDA is venturing into dangerous territory,” an association statement said. In his remarks to FDA staffers, Gottlieb acknowledged that some adults might get hurt by a crackdown on flavored e-cigarettes. But “the youth risk is paramount,” he said. “In closing the on-ramp to kids, we’re going to have to narrow the off-ramp for adults who want to migrate off combustible tobacco and onto e-cigs.” A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine study found in January that while e-cigarettes are far less harmful than conventional cigarettes, which produce a raft of toxic substances when burned, they still pose health risks. And though the devices may help adults quit smoking, the report said evidence shows their use increases the risk of young people eventually moving to traditional cigarettes.

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Washington U. grad to lead Planned Parenthood Incoming president is a Chinese immigrant who fled her native country when she was 8 BY DAVID CRARY associated Press

NEW YORK • A Chinese immi-

grant who fled her native country when she was 8 was named Wednesday as Planned Parenthood’s new president, the first doctor to hold the post in five decades. Dr. Leana Wen will assume the role Nov. 12, six days after midterm elections in which Planned Parenthood’s political wing plans to spend $20 million on behalf of candidates who support abortion rights. Wen, who has been Baltimore’s health commissioner since 2014, will be Planned Parenthood’s sixth president over a cen-

tury of work providing millions of Americans with birth control, sex education and medical screenings. The organization also is the largest provider of abortions in the U.S., making it a perennial target for anti-abortion activists. In recent years, its foes have been striving — thus far unsuccessfully — to halt the flow of federal funds that help Planned Parenthood provide some of its nonabortion services. Wen succeeds Cecile Richards, who had been president since 2006 before resigning this year. Under Richards’ leadership, Planned Parenthood has been at odds with congressional Republicans and President Don-

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ald Trump on numerous fronts, most recently joining the intense opposition to Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Abortion-rights advocates fear that Kavanaugh will tilt the high court to the right, possibly opening the way for rulings that would reverse or weaken the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a nationwide right for women to have abortions. Wen and her family fled from China just before her 8th birth-

DIGEST Arkansas removes 4,300 from Medicaid rolls More than 4,300 people who were on Arkansas’ expanded Medicaid rolls have lost coverage because they didn’t comply with a new work requirement, making them the first to get kicked off the program under the rule. The Arkansas Department of Human Services on Wednesday said an additional 5,000 people on the program will lose coverage if they don’t meet the work requirement by the end of this month. Arkansas was the first state to enforce the requirement after the administration of President Donald Trump said it would allow states to tie Medicaid coverage to work. Under the requirement, beneficiaries must report at least 80 hours of work each month for three months in a year. Russian hacker pleads guilty • A Russian man considered to be one of the world’s most notorious hackers has pleaded guilty to U.S. charges alleging he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distribute spam emails and install malicious software. The Justice Department said Peter Levashov pleaded guilty

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Wednesday in federal court in Hartford, Conn. Levashov was arrested in 2017 while vacationing in Spain. His arrest was one of a series in the last few years targeting Russian cybercriminals outside their homeland, which has no extradition agreement with the United States.

Jaws of Life frees bear in milk can • Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota. Conservation officer Eric Benjamin with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was called Friday about a young male bear with its head stuck in an

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day, were granted political asylum in the U.S. and became U.S. citizens in 2003. Wen graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Los Angeles and earned her medical degree in St. Louis, from Washington University School of Medicine before becoming a Rhodes scholar. Early in her tenure as Baltimore’s health commissioner, she provided strong leadership as the city was wracked by violent protests related to disputed police actions. She expanded trauma and mental health services, and secured funding for a program designed to treat gun violence as a contagious disease. Wen said she was proud of her accomplishments in Baltimore — including reducing infant mortality to record lows and providing eyeglasses for all children who needed them. But she said she

could not resist the new job offer. “For more than 100 years, no organization has done more for women’s health than Planned Parenthood,” Wen said. “As a doctor, I will ensure we continue to provide high-quality health care, including the full range of reproductive care and will fight with everything I have to protect the access of millions of patients who rely on Planned Parenthood.” Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democratic congressman from Baltimore, praised the appointment, saying of Wen, “When it comes to protecting her patients, she doesn’t back down from a fight.” With Wen’s encouragement, Baltimore sued the Trump administration for cutting funds for teen pregnancy prevention. A federal judge subsequently ordered restoration of $5 million in grant funding to two Baltimorebased prevention programs.

old 10-gallon milk can near Roseau. Benjamin said rescuers tried cooking oil to free the bear, but that didn’t work, so they drilled three holes in the can so the panting bear could breathe. After about two hours, Benjamin called the Roseau Fire Department, which used the Jaws of Life — normally used to extricate car accident victims — and a spreader to pry the can off.

production. It would mark the first time since 1973 that the U.S. has led the world in output. U.S. production jumped in recent years because of techniques including hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is driving a drilling boom in the Permian Basin under Texas and New Mexico. The U.S. energy agency estimated that the United States produced an average of 10.9 million barrels a day in August, compared with about 10.8 million barrels a day by Russia and around 10.4 million from Saudi Arabia.

S. Dakota to collect taxes on online sales • South Dakota will start collecting sales taxes from many out-of-state online retailers this fall under a law signed Wednesday after a special legislative session. Lawmakers gathered at the state Capitol for the special session and overwhelmingly approved Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s legislation, which will allow the collections to start Nov. 1. A second measure that passed will require marketplaces that handle payments, such as eBay, to collect sales taxes for sellers on their platforms. U.S. now leader in oil production • The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that, based on preliminary estimates, America “likely surpassed” Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year in oil

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Days before in-person jury selection is set to begin in his second trial, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is in talks with the special counsel’s office about a possible plea deal, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. The people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the conversations, cautioned that the negotiations may not result in a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is prosecuting Manafort for alleged money laundering and lobbying violations. But the discussions indicate a possible shift in strategy for Manafort, who earlier this year chose to go to trial in Virginia, only to be convicted last month in federal court in Alexandria on eight counts of bank and tax fraud. He had derided his former business partner, Rick Gates, for striking a deal with prosecutors that provided him leniency in exchange for testimony against Manafort. “I had hoped and expected my business colleague would have had the strength to continue the battle to prove our innocence,” Manafort said in February. The specifics of Manafort’s current negotiations with prosecutors were unclear, including whether he would provide any information about the president. However, Manafort’s willingness to engage in talks could be a setback for Trump, who in the past has praised his former campaign chairman for his unwillingness to cooperate with the special counsel. Prosecutors “applied tremendous pressure on him and ... he refused to ‘break’ — make up stories in order to get a ‘deal,’” the president tweeted last month. “Such respect for a brave man!” Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni and Mueller spokesman Peter Carr declined to comment. Manafort’s attorneys, Kevin Downing and Thomas Zehnle, did not immediately return calls for comment. Jury selection for Manafort’s second trial is set to begin Monday, with opening statements scheduled for Sept. 24. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson pushed back a scheduled pretrial hearing in the case from Wednesday to Friday. Court filings did not indicate the reason for the delay. Manafort, 69, a longtime lobbyist and consultant with deep roots in the GOP, served as Trump’s campaign chairman for about six months, resigning in August 2016 amid increasing scrutiny of his work on behalf of a Russia-friendly political party in Ukraine. Both cases brought against Manafort stem from his work in Ukraine. The jury in Virginia found that Manafort hid the money he made in Ukraine to avoid paying taxes and then lied to get loans when the political party collapsed and his funding dried up. In Washington, he faced charges of conspiring against the United States, money laundering, failing to register as a lobbyist, making false statements and witness tampering. Manafort has been jailed since June as a result of the witness tampering charges. He has yet to be sentenced in Virginia, where he faces up to 10 years in prison under federal guidelines on the eight of 18 counts on which he was convicted. A mistrial was declared on the remaining charges after jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict. Trump has sought advice from his lawyers on the possibility of pardoning Manafort and other aides accused of crimes, his attorney Rudy Giuliani previously told The Washington Post, and was counseled against pardoning anyone involved in the ongoing probe.


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Family arrivals rise sharply at U.S.-Mexico border in August Federal officials blame hike on reversal of separation policy BY ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press

S A N D I E G O • More than

16,000 families were apprehended at the border in August, authorities said Wednesday, a dramatic increase from previous months that the administration of President Donald Trump blamed on legal loopholes and a reversal of a widely denounced policy that separated parents and children at the border. The number of family arrivals reached 15,955, a sharp increase from July that Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said was one of the highest on record. Families accounted for more than one-third of the people stopped at the border. He called the increase “a direct response to gaps in the legal framework,” adding, “we’re not surprised by it, but it’s been a very stark trend.” Overall, people arrested or stopped at the border totaled 46,560, up 17 percent from 39,953 in July and up 52 percent from 30,567 in August 2017. Arrests have risen from July to August in four of the previous five years, indicating seasonal factors may be an influence. The number of people arriving as families increased 30 percent from July to August, outpacing the overall increase. The numbers offer a glimpse into the impact of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal crossings that was introduced in April, which resulted in the separation of more than 2,500 children from their parents. Trump effectively ended the practice of separating families in June amid heavy criticism. With the midterm elections looming and immigration a key issue in congressional races

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A Honduran man carries his 3-year-old son as his daughter and other son follow to a transport vehicle after being detained in July by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents in San Luis, Ariz.

across the country, McAleenan called the situation “a crisis of significant proportions from a humanitarian perspective and a security perspective.” The arrest tally is also the latest reminder of how border crossings have shifted over the last decade from predominantly Mexican men to Central American families and children. The Border Patrol, which polices official ports of entry, made 37,544 arrests in August, including 12,774 of people who came as families and 4,396 children traveling alone. An additional 9,016 were stopped elsewhere, including 3,181 who came as families and 376 as unaccompanied children. Last week, the Trump administration moved to abandon a long-standing court settlement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept locked up, proposing new regulations that would allow the government to detain families until their immigration cases are decided. Administration officials said

that ending the so-called Flores agreement of 1997 will speed up the handling of asylum requests while also deterring people from illegally crossing the border. The move angered immigrant rights advocates and is all but certain to trigger a court battle. Border arrests are an imperfect gauge of illegal crossings because they don’t indicate how many people got away. Trump touted border arrests when they fell sharply during his first few months in office to less than 16,000 in April 2017. The arrest tally rose in 11 of the following 12 months, topping 50,000 in March, April and May. The administration said Tuesday that it will expand its tent shelter for minors crossing the border to 3,800 beds and keep it open through the end of this year. The facility at Tornillo, Texas, opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, is being expanded based on how many children are in the care of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Trump OKs sanctions for foreign election meddlers BY DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press

WA S H I N GTO N • President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough. “We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it’s something he cares deeply about — that the integrity of our elections and our constitutional process are a high priority to him,” said national security adviser John Bolton. The order calls for sanctioning any individual, company or country that interferes with campaign infrastructure or distributes disinformation and propaganda interfering with U.S. elections, Bolton told reporters. It requires the national intelligence director to make regular assessments about foreign interference and asks the Homeland Security and Justice departments to submit reports on meddling in campaign-related infrastructure. It lays out how the Treasury and State departments will recommend sanctions to impose. With the midterm elections now two months away, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said the U.S. is not currently seeing the intensity of Russian intervention that was experienced in 2016, but he didn’t rule it out. He said the U.S. is also worried about the cyberactivities of China, North Korea and Iran. Coats said Trump’s order directs intelligence agencies to determine whether an individual, entity or country has interfered in a U.S. election and, if so, to turn the information over to the attorney general and Department of Homeland Security. He said the order also directs intelligence officials to conduct an assessment after elections to

inform the public about what might have occurred. “This clearly is a process put in place to try to assure that we are doing every possible thing we can, first of all, to prevent any interference with our elections, to report on anything we see between now and the election, but then to do a full assessment after the election to assure the American people just exactly what may have happened or may not have happened,” Coats said. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., are pushing a bill that would prohibit foreign governments from buying election ads, using social media to spread false information or disrupting election infrastructure. They said Trump’s order recognizes the threat, but doesn’t go far enough. The order gives the executive branch the discretion to impose sanctions for election meddling, but the bill would spell out sanctions on key economic sectors of a country that interferes. Those backing the legislation say that a nation would know exactly what it would face if caught. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said the order leaves the president with broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions. “Unfortunately, President Trump demonstrated in Helsinki and elsewhere that he simply cannot be counted upon to stand up to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin when it matters,” said Warner, who is sponsoring the bill. At a July 16 news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump was asked if he would denounce what happened in 2016 and warn Putin never to do it again. Trump did not directly answer the question. Instead, he delivered a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server and his description of Putin’s “extremely strong and powerful” denial of meddling.

Lab test may someday identify dangerous gene mutations BY MALCOLM RITTER Associated Press

NEW YORK • Scientists

say they have found a new way to help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick, a step toward avoiding a vexing uncertainty that can surround DNA test results. Researchers used genetic engineering to create thousands of tiny variations in a gene linked to breast cancer, and tested each one in a lab to predict whether it would promote the disease if it appeared in a person. When those predictions were checked against what scientists already knew about the BRCA1 gene, “we were very accurate,” said Lea Starita of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine in Seattle. The technique, which she and her colleagues hope to extend to other genes, is aimed at easing a frustrating problem in genetic testing. Sometimes those tests reveal an abnormality in a gene linked to the disease, but nobody knows whether that particular quirk is haz-

ardous. It’s called a “variant of uncertain significance,” or VUS. Such a result can cause anxiety and worse: Experts talk about women who have had breasts removed after learning they had a VUS in a gene linked to breast cancer, only to find out years later that further research showed their

variants were harmless. The new work aimed to identify tiny variants in the BRCA1 gene’s DNA code that keep it from working. Mutations that disable this gene greatly raise the risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Results were published Wednesday by the journal Nature. Researchers created

nearly 4,000 tiny variations in key sections of the gene. Then they tested whether each variant crippled the gene within cells that die when BRCA1 isn’t working. That let them predict which variations would promote cancer if found in a person. To check the accuracy of their predictions, they

consulted a database that lists the effects of BRCA1 variants. Results showed 169 of the variants they generated had been declared dangerous in the database, and the test had predicted that in 162 of them. Similarly, the test correctly categorized 20 of 22 variants deemed harmless in the database.

Researchers plan to expand the test to other genes that can predispose people to cancer. It might also be expanded to genes linked to other diseases. Going beyond cancer genes would raise the difficult challenge of finding appropriate lab tests, said Jay Shendure of the Baty institute.

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NYC will add ‘X’ gender designation for birth certificates ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK • People born in New York City who don’t identify as male or female

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Some McDonald’s workers in St. Louis, KC vote to strike over sex harassment Walkout is set for Tuesday to bring attention to issue BY DAVID CRARY Associated Press

Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald’s workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment. Organizers say it will be the first multistate strike in the U.S. specifically targeting sexual harassment. Plans for the walkout — to start at lunchtime on Tuesday — have been approved in recent days by “women’s committees” formed by employees at dozens of McDonald’s restaurants across the U.S. Lead organizers include several women who filed complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in May alleging pervasive harassment at some of McDonald’s franchise restaurants. The strike comes as unionbacked organizations have been putting pressure on McDonald’s on several fronts for better working conditions, including $15-an-hour wages — at a burger chain that employs tens of thousands of people around the country, many of them at low pay. Organizers said the strike would target multiple restaurants — but not every local McDonald’s — in each of the 10 cities: Chicago; Durham, N.C.; Kansas City; Los Angeles; Miami; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Orlando, Fla.; San Francisco and St. Louis. They said they could not predict with precision how many workers would join the strike, but noted that hundreds of workers had participated in the

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Tanya Harrell, shown Wednesday outside her home in Gretna, La., has filed an EEOC complaint alleging abuse at the McDonald’s where she works in Louisiana. She is one of the organizers of a worker strike.

committee meetings at which the strike was planned. McDonald’s, in an e-mail to The Associated Press, defended its anti-harassment efforts. “We have policies, procedures and training in place that are specifically designed to prevent sexual harassment at our company and company-owned restaurants, and we firmly believe that our franchisees share this commitment,” the company said. The company also disclosed a new initiative that will engage outside experts to work with the company to help “evolve” those policies and procedures. Some of the experts would come from an employment law training firm and an anti-sexual violence organization. Labor lawyer Mary Joyce Carlson, who has been collaborating with women who filed the EEOC complaints, says the company needs to back up such gestures with tougher enforcement. “We see no evidence there’s

been any change at all,” she said. “Whatever policy they have is not effective.” Organizers of the planned walkout say strikers will be demanding that the company improve procedures for receiving and responding to harassment complaints, and require antiharassment training for managers and employees. Another demand will be formation of a national committee to address sexual harassment, comprising workers, representatives from corporate and franchise stores, and leaders of national women’s groups. Carlson is an attorney for Fight for $15, a national movement seeking to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. She said McDonald’s has successfully resisted efforts to unionize its employees, and suggested that workers’ anger related to sexual harassment might fuel broader efforts to gain better working conditions. Among the strike organizers is Tanya Harrell, 22, who works in

New Orleans, who filed a complaint with the EEOC in May alleging that her two managers at a local McDonald’s teased her, but otherwise took no action after she told them of sustained verbal and physical harassment by a co-worker. Harrell, who makes $8.15 an hour, said she and many of her colleagues were skeptical of the company’s commitment to combating harassment. “They want people to think they care, but they don’t care,” she said. “They could do a way more better job.” Another organizer is Kim Lawson, 25, of Kansas City, who also filed an EEOC complaint alleging that managers responded ineffectively when she reported sexual harassment by a coworker. Lawson, who has a 4-year-old daughter, says she makes $9 an hour. She is heartened by strong support from other workers for the planned walkout. “Everybody’s been brave about it,” she said. “It’s time to stand up for what we believe in.” Thus far, the nearly yearold #MeToo movement has not triggered a strike targeting a specific U.S. company. Last March, on International Women’s Day, there were broadbased calls for women to stay away from work in several countries, notably in Western Europe. Annelise Orleck, a history professor at Dartmouth College who has written about lowwage workers, said she knows of only one precedent in the United States to the planned McDonald’s walkout. In 1912, she said, several hundred garment workers at a corset factory in Kalamazoo, Mich., walked off the job in a strike prompted by pervasive sexual harassment, as well as other poor working conditions. The strikers did not win all of their demands, but succeeded in winning public support and drawing attention to workplace abuses.

Macy’s, FedEx will hire 135,000 for holiday season REUTERS

Macy’s Inc. said on Wednesday it would hire 80,000 temporary workers to deal with extra customers shopping during the crucial holiday season. The department store chain said 23,500 of its seasonal positions will be based in fulfillment centers to support online orders, a 31 percent increase over 2017. Last year, the company had hired the same number of temporary workers, before adding 7,000 more in December. Seasonal hiring plans of retailers indicate their sales expectations for the holiday season, which starts a day after Thanksgiving and continues into early January, and accounts for nearly a third of their annual sales. Macy’s, like other department store operators, has been investing heavily in workforce and delivery services to lure shoppers and ward off stiff competition from online retailers such as Amazon.com. FedEx Corp. on Wednesday also announced it would expand its U.S. ground operations to six days per week to cater to the growing e-commerce demand and expected record volumes during the holiday season, the U.S. package delivery company said on Wednesday. The company said it will increase hours for some existing employees and hire about 55,000 workers for the holiday season. FedEx said the six-day ground-shipping operations would be extended throughout its U.S. network all-year round. “The rise in demand for ecommerce goes beyond peak. It’s a year-round phenomenon,” said Raj Subramaniam, the company’s chief marketing and communications officer.

Some U.S. businesses postponing investment due to trade concerns trade outlook. The Fed did not give specific examples. However, it said: “One utility firm noted that tariffs U.S. businesses have scaled on some construction mateback or postponed investrials may force them to scale ments in several parts of the back capital investment a country due to concerns bit.” about international trade President Donald Trump tension, the Federal Reserve has slapped tariffs on imports said on Wednesday. from a range of trading partThe U.S. central bank also ners, including China, the said in its Beige Book report that the effects of tariffs ap- Jerome Powell, Federal European Union, Canada and Mexico, prompting retaliapeared to be modest, though Reserve chairman tion against U.S. exports. they were boosting input Despite the trade tension, the Fed said prices, particularly among manufacturthe economy was expanding at a moderers. The report, a snapshot of the economy ate pace and a tight job market has led to gleaned from discussions with business labor shortages across the country and contacts in the Fed’s 12 districts, detailed in many occupations. Companies for business worries about the Trump ad- several years have reported shortages of ministration’s trade war with China and construction workers, truck drivers and simmering tension with other major engineers. But more recently, “a number of distrading partners. “Most districts noted concern and un- tricts also noted shortages of lower-skill certainty about trade tensions — particu- workers at restaurants, retailers, and larly though not only among manufac- other types of firms,” the Fed said. The Fed has raised interest rates twice turers,” according to the report. In several districts, the Fed said, busi- this year and is widely expected to lift nesses reported scaling back or postpon- them again at its Sept. 25-26 monetary ing investments due to worries about the policy meeting. BY JASON LANGE Reuters

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BUSINESS DIGEST Shop ’n Save closes Metro East store • The Shop ’n Save grocery store in Collinsville closed at the end of August, leaving 60 employees without a job. Some of those employees, Shop ’n Save executives said, were transferred to jobs with other nearby locations. It’s the third Shop ’n Save to close within the last 12 months, following closures of locations in south St. Louis and Maplewood. The south St. Louis store at 3865 Gravois Avenue will soon reopen as an Aldi. The Maplewood store was reopened as a Schnucks in August. Kirkwood-based Shop ’n Save is owned by Minneapolis-based Supervalu Inc., which earlier this year agreed to be acquired by United Natural Foods for $2.9 billion. Prior to that deal, Supervalu had sought to divest its retail operations, including the Shop ’n Save brand. The Shop ’n Save business remains for sale, though no buyer has emerged. Shop ’n Save, which has approximately 30 grocery stores in the St. Louis region, has about 3,300 employees locally. Sunset Hills hotel to be remodeled, rebranded • The Hampton Inn at 1580 South Kirkwood Road will be remodeled and upgraded to a La Quinta Inns & Suites franchise. Abid Nisar of Nismark LLC plans to make improvements that will include a new façade, an expanded two-story lobby, landscape upgrades, and a 1300-square-foot expansion. In addition, the two existing curb cuts on Deane Court will be widened. At the meeting Tuesday night, Sunset Hills’ Board of Aldermen approved an amended conditional use permit for the renovation. In other action, the board amended standards for businesses with drive-thrus by requiring reimbursement for a traffic study. Current standards require applicants for a conditional use or amended conditional use permit to submit a traffic impact study as part of the petition. Now, the city will contract with a traffic engineer to perform the study and the applicant must reimburse the city.

USDA raises corn, soybean harvest outlook • The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday issued a surprise increase to its corn harvest forecast due to an outlook for record yields in key production areas such as Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana. The government also raised its outlook for soybean production and yields to record levels. In its monthly supply and demand report, USDA pegged the 2018-19 corn harvest at 14.827 billion bushels, based on an average yield of 181.3 bushels per acre. Soybean production was seen at 4.693 billion bushels, based on average yields of 52.8 bushels per acre. Chicago Board of Trade corn futures dropped 3.2 percent to their lowest in nearly two months after the report was released while soybeans turned higher. China puts off licenses for U.S. companies • Amid a worsening tariff battle, China is putting off accepting license applications from American companies in financial services and other industries until Washington makes progress toward a settlement, a business group says. The disclosure is the first public confirmation of U.S. companies’ fears that their operations in China or access to its markets might be disrupted by the battle over Beijing’s technology policy. China is running out of American imports for penalties in response to President Donald Trump’s tariff hikes, which has prompted worries regulators might target operations of U.S. companies. The license delay applies to industries Beijing has promised to open to foreign competitors, according to Jacob Parker, vice president for China operations of the U.S.-China Business Council. The group represents some 200 American companies that do business with China. In meetings over the past three weeks, Cabinet-level officials told USCBC representatives they are putting off accepting applications “until the trajectory of the U.S.China relationship improves and stabilizes,” Parker said. From staff and wire reports

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Got $1,100? Apple shows off bigger, most costly iPhone yet

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People wait outside Apple’s Cupertino, Calif., campus on Wednesday before a new products announcement. BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE associated Press

Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the Apple XS, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year’s dramatically designed model, the iPhone X. It’ll cost about $1,000. A bigger version will be called the iPhone XS Max, which looks to be about the size of the iPhone 8 Plus, though the screen size is larger. This one will cost almost $1,100, topping last year’s iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time. As with the iPhone X, the new phone has a screen that runs from edge to edge, an effort to maximize the display without making the phone too awkward to hold. The screen needs no backlight, so black would appear as truly black rather than simply dark. This even-bigger iPhone, which will be available on Sept. 21 — with orders open the week before — represents Apple’s at-

tempt to feed consumers’ appetite for larger screens as they rely on smartphones to watch and record video, as well as take photos wherever they are. The iPhone X also got rid of the home button to make room for more screen and introduced facial-recognition technology to unlock the device. By making more expensive iPhones, Apple has been able to boost its profits despite waning demand as people upgrade phones less frequently. IPhones fetched an average price of $724 during the April-June period, a nearly 20 percent increase from a year earlier. Apple also showed off a cheaper iPhone, called the iPhone XR. It has a traditional, lower-quality screen and an aluminum body; it’s physically smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus but has a bigger screen. It’ll cost roughly $750 and come out on October 26. Apple also said that its next major update to its iOS operating system will come Tuesday, followed a week later by a Mac software update. Worldwide smartphone sales grew just 2 percent during the second quarter of 2018, according to the research firm Gartner

Inc. During that period, which is typically slow for Apple, China’s Huawei Technologies surpassed Apple as the second-largest seller of smartphones based on Gartner’s calculations. Samsung remained in the lead. Apple also announced updates that push its Apple Watch further into medical device territory. It has a larger screen and a built-in heart sensor that the company said can detect irregular heart rates and perform an electrocardiogram. The latter feature has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company said. These features will be available to U.S. customers later this year, but Apple did not say when it would make it to the rest of the world. In addition, Apple says the Series 4 Apple Watch will also be able to detect when someone falls — and can tell the difference between a trip and a fall. If it detects a fall and the user doesn’t respond in a minute, it’ll automatically call for help. This feature may be especially attractive to older people or those with elderly parents worried about falling when no one is around to help.


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It then wound up in court. Circuit or the briefest of moments, it Judge Thea A. Sherry ruled that all four appeared that St. Louis County charter amendments could go on the might emerge from its dark days Nov. 6 ballot. of political warfare after County The question is why Stenger decided Executive Steve Stenger’s Democratic to trash all of his pre-primary promises primary-election victory last month. about cooperation and collaboration, and Even Stenger had told us he has learned from his mistakes and would use this op- instead openly seek to undermine the council’s will and deny voters the right portunity to turn over a new leaf. to decide for themselves. If he is under The old leaf remains firmly stuck in the illusion that the Aug. 7 primary was place, and county government is back somehow a mandate on such antics, he to its combative business as usual. The County Council, maneuvering to restrain should think again. He won by only 1,100 Stenger’s powers and establish a stronger votes out of more than 180,000 cast in the Democratic wall between race against the executive challenger Mark and legislaMantovani. tive branches, A major, longapproved four standing bone ballot measures of contention that needed to Steve between Stenger be submitted to Stenger and the counthe county Board cil is whether of Elections the county before a 5 p.m. executive should deadline Aug. have author28. Stenger, in ity to withhold typical fashion, waited until 4:59 CHRISTIAN GOODEN • Post-Dispatch appropriated funds for the p.m. to apply council’s operations, which is at the his signature to help ensure the council heart of the measure he vetoed. Stenger would miss the filing deadline. has treated the council as just another A judge ruled that the items could go county department and asserts executive on the ballot anyway. Stenger’s childish authority to restrict its funding. maneuver accomplished nothing. Why The council correctly defends its indedoes he insist on playing these games, pendence as an essential check and balwasting the council’s valuable time and ance on the executive branch, insisting taxpayers’ money? Stenger signed three of the ballot items that it must be protected from the kinds of financial pressures Stenger wields to and vetoed one, gambling that the counget his way. “If the legislative branch is cil had already adjourned on Aug. 28 and under the executive branch, this county would not be able to override his veto in is in a lot of trouble,” Page said. time to keep it viable. Council Chairman Sadly, this matter is likely to wind up Sam Page, anticipating such shenaniback in court by the end of this week. gans, had kept the council in session that Wherever Stenger goes, dysfunction evening. Members quickly overrode the always seems to follow. veto and submitted it for consideration with the other three items.

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Disclosure should serve not only as a ichard Nixon famously declared in November 1973, amid symbolic acknowledgement of our common duty as citizens, but also to provide allegations he’d cheated on his a valuable source of information for votpersonal taxes, “People have ers deciding between candidates. How got to know whether or not their presigenerous is the candidate with charident is a crook. Well, I am not a crook.” ties? How aggressive is the candidate at Under pressure, Nixon soon released five years’ worth of tax documents. Thus using tax loopholes, and what character insight does that provide? Where might did a crooked president unintentionally potential conflicts of interest reside? launch one of the better traditions of This isn’t financial voyeurism but the American political transparency. most legitimate of political demands: For four decades after Nixon, every Before I give you power over my taxes, I major-party presidential candidate volwant to see yours. untarily released his or her personal tax Yet it was only after the Post-Disreturns. The practice spread to congrespatch’s Kurt Ericksional offices, goverson made multiple norships and beyond. requests over weeks Americans have — and then called become so accusattention to the nontomed to the practice responses he was that the public is left getting with a frontwith only one conclupage story Wednesday sion when a politician — that McCaskill and refuses to do it: He or Hawley both finally she must have someacquiesced. thing to hide. At least they did. Then-candidate Most in Congress Donald Trump today don’t. Last year, blithely broke the faith during the controat the presidential versy over Trump’s level in 2016. Emboldrefusal to release his ened by Trump’s President Richard Nixon taxes, Roll Call asked example, then-guberall sitting members of natorial candidate Eric Congress to release theirs. Fewer than 60 Greitens of Missouri also opted to keep members agreed to, with more than 470 his financial life secret. Ponder how well either refusing or not even answering the that turned out. request. Both major-party candidates in The presidential tradition of transMissouri’s U.S. Senate race seemed parency on personal taxes should be comfortable until this week shrugging expanded through the rest of governoff repeated requests that they release ment, not diminished. Since Trump and their returns. Democratic Sen. Claire others have made clear that norms alone McCaskill and Republican challenger Josh Hawley both finally did on Wednes- aren’t going to open the books anymore, state and federal legislation should day, after what amounted to a standoff. require it of candidates at all levels, It shouldn’t take that. State and including the presidency. federal lawmakers should codify such Otherwise, it’s fair to ask: What are disclosure for candidates at every level, making it a basic prerequisite for elective they hiding? office.

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yOUR VIEWS • LETTERS FROM OUR READERS To protect children, secure guns at home Cynthia Changyit Levin’s commentary “What did we do over summer vacation to protect our children” (Sept. 9) correctly noted ways we can prevent gun violence through policies and elections. But we can also take direct, immediate action to protect our children in their schools and in our homes. Each year an average of 300 children find a loaded gun and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else. We have had six such unintentional shootings in Missouri this year. Take action. If you are a gun owner, secure your guns and ammunition separately. A gun is only secure when locked in a gun safe or with a cable lock with ammunition secured separately. Securing guns means that children in your home and car will not unintentionally shoot themselves or others. It also means a child will not get access and take the gun to school. A recent study by The Wall Street Journal notes that more than half of the guns used in mass school shootings are brought from home. If you are confident that your home is safe because your guns are secured or because you do not own guns, you have another step to take to protect children: Ask about the presence and storage of guns in other homes and vehicles where your kids will be present. Don’t assume other homes and cars are as safe as yours. As Levin noted, let us call for sensible gun policies, and campaign and vote for candidates at federal, state and local levels who will lead us to make schools safe places again. But also look close to home: Secure your guns and ask others to do the same. These simple measures can protect at least 300 kids from gun violence each year. Cathy Gilbert • Ballwin

“pro-life” for children actually born. Hawley and other Republicans will increase the probability that a woman will again have to choose her own financial security over that of continuing her pregnancy. The Republican Party consistently votes against families and children. It is time that people who call themselves “pro-life” support Democrats who enact policies that will actually help women consider carrying her pregnancy to term. Maureen Jordan • Manchester

Behavior of senators, protesters is embarrassing The confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh was an embarrassment to American viewers. The hearings began with obtrusive protesters yelling and screaming. It was obvious that some senators just wanted to disrupt and protest these hearings. The American people are interested in our Constitution and not the agenda of a few people and how righteous they portray themselves. These grown men and women acted like a bunch of schoolchildren bullying some other kid. The American people expect more of our government officials. Carol Costigan • Creve Coeur

GOP anything but ‘pro-life’ for children actually born Whether to carry a pregnancy to full term after a woman receives a diagnosis of fetal abnormality is deeply personal. Factors such as viability, as well as future pain and suffering and a host of other considerations, affect her decision. However, so do financial factors such as the cost and access to lifetime medical care. Steve Rupp did not mention these in his commentary “Aborting a disabled child is not compassion; it’s hideous” (Sept. 7). Before Obamacare was passed in 2010, raising a child with birth defects often resulted in personal bankruptcy because parents were financially devastated with medical expenses. Obamacare requires that pre-existing conditions be covered at no surcharge and allows children to be included in their parents’ plans until age 26, easing significant financial burden on these families. Attorney General Josh Hawley included Missouri in the 20 Republican states that have filed a lawsuit challenging Obamacare as unconstitutional. Should the judge agree, then families with disabled children will face serious financial repercussions or may even lose coverage altogether. But even if the judge rules against this lawsuit, families cannot rest easy. If the Republicans hold the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to have yet another vote to repeal Obamacare in 2019. Should Sen. Claire McCaskill lose to Hawley, you can bet on Hawley’s vote to repeal this vital safety net for parents raising handicapped children. For a GOP that calls itself “prolife,” their actions speak anything but

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President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, readies his papers before he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6.

Disappointed that McCaskill is undecided on judge

I’m not going to list all the reasons Sen. Claire McCaskill should vote no on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. She has thousands of constituents calling and writing to tell her why he is dangerous to women’s freedoms. I will say that I am disappointed that she is still undecided. This should be a no-brainer. If she votes to confirm Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice, we will do everything in our power to ensure she is not re-elected. There’s a blue wave coming, and we want her to be part of it. Sen. McCaskill must do the right thing and vote no on Kavanaugh. Sara Hull • Rock Hill

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New food label law is bad for economy, people Meat industry is clearly trying to push competitors out of the marketplace in Missouri. BY ELIZABETH ENOCHS

A bizarre new Missouri law went into effect last month. It states that if a meat product isn’t “harvested in the traditional manner”— that is, from slaughtered animals — it can’t be labeled with the word “meat.” Since my home state raises more cows and hosts more farms than any state besides Texas, it’s no wonder that the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri’s pork producers and the Missouri Farm Bureau have backed the legislation since its inception. But the new law isn’t going over so well. The ACLU, plant-based meat company Tofurky and The Good Food Institute, which represents companies that produce plant-based and cultured meats, recently joined forces to file a lawsuit against the state, saying the law violates the First Amendment and discriminates against out-of-state manufacturers. They’re right to try to overturn this bogus law. It’s clearly an attempt from the meat industry to push competitors out of the marketplace. Just look at the cattlemen’s justification for censoring plant-based food manufacturers: They claim that consumers will “confuse” plant-based meat made from peas, wheat and soy with meat from farmed animals. But the term “meat” has also been used immemorially to describe the edible parts of plants, such as coconut meat. And if they come for vegan meat now, what’s next? Peanut butter? Milk of Magnesia? Long term, this will hurt Missouri’s economy — and thus, Missourians — as plant-based innovation brings money and jobs to the state. For example, Beyond Meat — a top plant-based meat producer whose products are now sold in more than 10,000 restaurants, hotels and universities — has a plant in Columbia, Mo., that provides 200 people with full-time jobs. And a second distribution facility will generate more than 250 new jobs this year. Perhaps more importantly, Beyond Meat is beyond dedicated to the Show-Me State. Ethan Brown, CEO and founder of Beyond Meat, said the company first came to Missouri in 2009 to access the outstanding research being conducted at the University of Missouri. Brown expressed in July: “We have been investing in, and growing together with, Columbia, Mo., ever since. … Our expansion not only brings more jobs and opportunity to this special community but also furthers Missouri’s position as a leader in the production of plant-based meat.” By comparison, factory farms, which have been touted as an economic development strategy for depressed rural communities, actively harm Missourians. Missourians living near factory farms are forced to breathe dangerous gases, which could be part of the reason lowerrespiratory diseases are the third-leading cause of death in Missouri. And factory farms provide little, if any, economic stimulus to the state. Most local people are unwilling to work under the dangerous and degrading conditions that exist in factory farms, where the occupational injury rate is six times higher than the average for any other industry. (Tyson Foods reportedly averages one worker limb amputation per month.) Plus, most of the profits from factory farms go to outside corporate investors, not to local farmers or rural residents. In his paper titled “The Hidden Costs of Factory Farming,” John E. Ikerd, a professor of agriculture and economics at the University of Missouri, put it this way: “The promised employment turns out to be low-paying jobs, without benefits, that go primarily to people who move into CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) communities.” At a time when hundreds of manufacturing workers in my economically insecure hometown of Poplar Bluff, Mo., live in constant fear of mass layoffs, why are Missouri lawmakers bullying the very companies that could help countless Missourians recover from the Great Recession? The new law doesn’t actually help Missouri’s consumers, who are more than capable of reading labels and ingredients lists — and whose health and local economies are benefiting from plant-based meats. This law will make it more challenging for vegan-friendly companies to market and sell their products in the state, which could make it more difficult for Missourians to access healthy plant-based foods. And when you consider that most Missourians die from heart disease or cancer, two diseases often tied to high meat consumption, the new law becomes even harder to defend. Clearly, our society — and our food system — is rapidly changing for the better. Plant-based meats reached $670 million in sales in 2018 alone, and Beyond Meat’s market research found that more than half of its consumers are actually omnivores. The Missouri Legislature can pass all the ridiculous laws it wants, but censorship alone can’t stop an idea whose time has come. Elizabeth Enochs is a staff writer at Mercy For Animals and a Missouri-based freelance writer.

Democratic norms are now weapons rather than guidelines The tit-for-tat dynamic of norm-breaking goes back decades, and Obama has played his part. and formal, that should bind everyone. Partisans are breaking them over their JONAH GOLDBERG knees like pool cues, ever confident that Los Angeles Times someone else started it. Last week, The New York Times violated norms when it published an anonymous op-ed. The author of that op-ed shattered an even stronger norm by announcing that “It was very disappointing to see Presihe works for the president yet struggles dent Barack Obama break with the tradiheroically (in his or her mind) to thwart the tion of former presidents and become so president’s anti-democratic impulses. political,” Vice President Mike Pence told To some extent, White House adminis“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace. trations have always sought He was complaining about to limit a president’s worst Obama’s broadside against instincts (though this one is President Donald Trump. surely at the extreme), but Pence has a point. nobody has ever confessed Although it’s not unpreceto it, in print, while still dented, it is disappointing to serving. Unsurprisingly, see a former president attack the essay condemning the a sitting president. president’s erratic, normBut for Trump’s most relismashing behavior had the able defender to invoke tradieffect of intensifying it. tion — never mind a tradition Trump demanded the of presidential decorum — as Times turn the author over his lodestar is a very strange to the government immedithing. ately. He questions whether Pence went on to defend the author committed Trump’s criticism of Attortreason, and both he and his ney General Jeff Sessions for cheerleaders clamor for a indicting two “very popular” criminal investigation where Republicans, Rep. Duncan there was no crime. Hunter of California and When asked by Wallace Rep. Chris Collins of New about the internal hunt York, on the grounds that the for the op-ed writer, the Justice Department violated stalwart Pence dodged the tradition by bringing charges question of criminality, once so close to Election Day. (The again falling back on norms. department didn’t.) “Every senior official in any Pence’s shtick, so common administration takes an oath among defend-Trumpto the Constitution,” he said. at-all-costs partisans, is “To have an individual that tradition, custom and who took that oath literally norms should be observed by everyone but the president STEPHEN HAAS • The News-Gazette via AP say that they work every day to frustrate the president,” himself. Trump ran as a Former President Barack Obama speaks in Foellinger Auditorium on Pence went on,“is undemo“disrupter,” the logic goes, so the University of Illinois campus in Urbana, Ill., on Friday. cratic. It’s not just deceitful, he has a mandate to disrupt but it’s really an assault on as he pleases. Everyone else our democracy.” millions of immigrants living in the counshould adhere to the playbook. Again, Pence has a point. But he has little try illegally despite having insisted that he That’s not how this works. That’s not standing to make it. did not have the power to do so. how any of this works. The author of the op-ed may have taken And although Obama was passionate Obama was correct when he said that an oath, but the president took an oath in criticizing Trump’s attacks on the news this ugly chapter in our politics “did not too. Falsely accusing critics of “treason,” media, his administration was far from start with Donald Trump. He is a sympcastigating law-enforcement agencies for pure in this regard. tom, not the cause.” I’ve said the same prosecuting allies, and telling police they On both sides, our democratic norms thing for years now. should rough up suspects is inconsistent aren’t being destroyed so much as turned For Obama, and for millions of liberals, with Trump’s oath — and Pence’s. Trump is the fruition of years of right-wing into cudgels. It’s as if a rage virus from a But these days, oaths, like norms, are for sci-fi movie has broken out and people are perfidy. Obama has more of a point than grabbing anything — staplers, coffee mugs, everybody else. many of my colleagues on the right care to chairs — that can be used as a weapon. admit. Jonah Goldberg What’s being weaponized in the current For instance, I never subscribed to the crisis are the tools that leaders are normally goldbergcolumn@gmail.com “birther” conspiracy theory that Trump Copyright Tribune Content Agency entrusted to protect: the rules, informal exploited to such effect, but I failed to appreciate the damage being done by letting it fester. But Obama also has a massive blind spot that many on the left share. The tit-fortat dynamic of norm-breaking goes back decades, and Obama has played his part. When running for president in 2008 and 2012, Obama let his lieutenants demonize John McCain and Mitt Romney as racists. In office, Obama violated not just democratic norms but also his constitutional oath by effectively granting amnesty to

The damage to the souls of white folks The abolition of slavery did nothing to end the ideas and conditions that made it possible. BY JOHN SAMUEL TIEMAN

Albert Einstein said racism is “a disease of white people.” Michael Brown. A Confederate memorial. Virtually segregated neighborhoods and schools. What do these mean to us? And by “us,” I mean white people. If racism is our disease, then surely its primary symptom is our inability to face the pain we cause. In 1894, a black man, John Buckner, was arrested in Manchester. In Valley Park, a mob formed. Buckner was lynched from a railroad bridge over the Meramec River. The Post-Dispatch recounted Buckner’s cries. “Ten feet of rope had been allowed for the drop, and the wretch’s last scream was choked off before it was fairly uttered.” There was a sadistic glee in the reporting.“After waiting five minutes the body was hauled up to see if life was extinct; a roll of the negro’s eyes showed that he still lived and it was lowered again. For a quarter of an hour it hung before the mob dispersed. … A verdict of suicide will be rendered if the citizens of Valley Park are put upon the Coroner’s jury.” A bridge on Woods Mill Road is in roughly the same location as the old bridge from which Buckner hung. There is no memorial to John Buckner. The Confederate memorial in Forest Park was erected in 1914. Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the National Memorial For Peace And Justice, says simply,“Slavery didn’t end in 1865. It evolved.” The abolition

of slavery did nothing to end the ideas and conditions that made it possible. In the years after the Civil War, the belief in racial hierarchy justified racial terrorism and systemic exploitation. “Slavery didn’t end in 1865. It evolved.” This cannot be said enough. As slavery has evolved, how has the damage, to the souls of white folks, evolved? In August, while in Montgomery, Ala., my wife and I visited the National Memorial For Peace And Justice, the Legacy Museum, and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church from which that young martyr, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott. We also visited The Confederate White House, the first executive mansion of the Confederacy. Jefferson Davis lived there in 1861. He held Cabinet meetings there. There were formal balls. I whispered to my wife,“It’s a Scarlett O’Hara Theme Park.” On display are gowns, frock coats, Confederate flags. It is the fantasy of The Lost Cause, the presumed virtues of the antebellum South. It views the Civil War as an honorable struggle to preserve those southern virtues. Such historiography operates as a form of intellectualization. It functions as a defense against all the pain white people cause. If there was any mention of slavery, we didn’t see it. In the souvenir shop, they sell Confederate kepis. I couldn’t help but wonder where someone would wear such a thing.

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Markers bearing the names of lynching victims at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala.

I was also curious about the Southern Cross Of Honor on display. The Confederate government authorized medals for bravery, but never had a chance to award them. So, in 1899, the United Daughters Of The Confederacy created the Southern Cross Of Honor. The first such medal was awarded in 1900 to Alexander S. Erwin, who fought at Gettysburg. I wonder how folks would have felt if a Nazi would have been awarded a medal in 1980. The question is worth repeating. As slavery has evolved, how has the damage, to the souls of white folks, evolved? Frederick Douglass spoke of how slavery corrupted Mrs. Auld,“a pious, warm, and tender-hearted woman,” who suddenly found herself in possession of a slave, Douglass himself.“Slavery soon proved its ability to divest her of these heavenly qualities. Under its influence, the tender heart became stone, and the lamblike disposition gave way to one of tiger-like fierceness.” When white folks fly a

Confederate flag, ignore segregation, multi-generational poverty, the ghetto, inadequate education, unequal opportunity, the legacy of red-lining, when we justify mass incarceration, when we elect a racist president, how are we different from Mrs. Auld? And what is the damage to our souls? As we left Montgomery, as we drove north on Highway 65, visible for miles was a Confederate battle flag as big as a billboard. Below it was an enormous sign — ALABAMA DIVISION SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS. I again thought of that souvenir shop in the Confederate White House. They sold Confederate kepis. I wondered where someone would wear such things. I no longer wonder. Folks wear them right here. And I am not speaking of Alabama. I am speaking of here. The United States. John Samuel Tieman of University City is an essayist, poet and a frequent contributor to the online magazine Vox Populi. His email is jstieman@aol.com.


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OBITUARIES

Cadell, Lorraine - O'Fallon, MO Cannon, William C. "Bill" - Ballwin Coleman, John L. - St. Louis Coonan, Liam Seosam - San Antonio, TX DeBolin, Claire L. - St. Louis Etling, Terry L. - St. Louis Ferrara, Frank A. "Red" - St. Louis

Cadell, Lorraine

Sept. 12, 2018. Vis. Thurs, 9/13, 4-8pm at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral Home, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. Funeral Fri., 9/14, 10:30 am. Interment Jefferson Barracks. A Buchholz Mortuary Service.

Cannon, William C. "Bill"

baptized into the hope of Christ's Resurrection, Monday, September 10, 2018. Beloved husband of Peggy L. Cannon (nee James) for 64 years; loving father of Suzanne (David) Ca n n on -P ierce, Patti (Kevin) Short, Leslie (Michael) Rares, William C. (Allison) Cannon II, Christy (Sam) Sareh; grandfather of fifteen; great-grandfather of five; brother, uncle, cousin and friend to all. Bill was born August 7th, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the youngest of nine. He had a passion for life, and it was shown through his actions for others. A stranger to no one. Lit up any room with his presence. Amazing, Inspirational, Honest, Mentor to so many, Respectful, Champion in Life, One in a million, Hero. Those are just a few words to describe the "Fantastic" Bill Cannon. Owner of Bill Cannon Tool Warehouse, President-B14 Automotive Booster Club, Editor of the Missouri Mule, President of Missouri Automotive Wholesalers Assoc., Past Grand Knight for Council 7119, Honor Guard Trustee 4th Degree-Knights of Columbus, Member of The St Clair Clarions and the St Clair Men's Club, recipient of Jim Milsap Memorial Award AWAM, St. Louis Masters swimmer and Ambassador to the Senior Olympics with over 3000 medals. Of all of his countless accomplishments and his popularity amongst his friends, his greatest victory was the love and closeness of his family. Services: Funeral from the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. to St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, Ellisville, for an 11:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation or The Wounded Warrior Project. Visitation Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 from 3-8 p.m. Friends may sign the family's online guest book at Schrader.com.

Coleman, John L.

September 7, 2018. Beloved husband of 68 years of Dorothy Coleman (nee Fischer); loving father of Jim, Joe (Mary), Jack (Angie), Jeff (Nanette), and Jerry (Maureen); grandfather, uncle, cousin, brother, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather. Services: Visitation Friday, September 14 at KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, 4-8 p.m. Funeral service begins Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at Kutis with eulogies, then to Funeral Mass Saturday, September 15 at St. John Paul II, 10:00 am. Interment at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Celebrations of Life

Kinkade - see DeBolin Kirchdorfer, Patricia Anne Tafel - Louisville, KY Kirchoff, Robert "Bob" - Wentzville Korein, Sandor - St. Louis Kreitler, Jeffery A. - St. Louis Learn, Joy C. - St. Louis Piskulic, Jacqueline Marie - St. Louis

Ferrara, Frank A. "Red"

passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Donna Williams Ferrara; dear father of Dan (Mary Beth), Tony (Nancy) and Michele Ferrara; dear grandfather of Rachel (Rob), Michael (Sarah), Juliana, Tom, Ashley and Matthew, dear greatgrandfather of Robbie and David; dear brother of Mary Rose Nash and the late Connie Sharamitaro; our dear uncle, cousin and friend. Mr. Ferrara was an active member of IBEW Local #1 for 42 years and a member of The St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame. Services: Funeral from KUTIS AFFTON Chapel, 10151 Gravois, Monday, September 17, 9:15 a.m. to St. Joan of Arc for 10 a.m. Mass. Interment J.B. National Cemetery. Contributions to the charity of your choice appreciated. Visitation Sunday 3:30-8 p.m.

Kirchdorfer, Patricia Anne Tafel

94, of Louisville, passed away on peacefully September 12, 2018. Patricia'a life was marked by great devotion to her family. Her b ea u t ifu l a n d strong spirit, graciousness and unwavering faith touched everyone who knew her. Patricia was born February 15, 1924 in Louisville, the daughter of Mary and Paul Tafel. She enjoyed a wonderful K e n w o o d Hill and Cherokee Gardens childhood with her two sisters and three brothers. After meeting the love of her life, Henry Norbert Kirchdorfer, the couple married on May 29, 1954. Their strong union, blessed with four children, continued for 53 years. Patricia was an avid tennis player and golfer. She loved gardening and hosting parties. Patricia attended the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Julliard in New York City. She played the harp in the Louisville Symphony Orchestra. She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Norbert Kirchdorfer; brother, Paul Tafel, Jr.; sister, Betsy Steele; sister, Mary Doherty Barnum; brother, Jack Andrews Tafel; daughter, Taffy Kirchdorfer, and son, Norbert "Bert" Kirchdorfer. er memory will be treasured by her children: daughter, Mary Katharine Kirchdorfer; daughter, Anne Kirchdorfer Lach (John); of Alexandria, OH. and her brother William D. Tafel, Sr. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at the Episcopal Church Home, Dr. Jane Cornett, and Father Ronald Knott. Services: Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Saint Frances of Rome Church, 2119 Payne Street. A private burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Patricia's name to Maryhurst, 1015 Dorsey Lane, Louisville, KY. 40223, St. Bartholomew Church, SVG Mission, C/O1271 Parkway Gardens Court, Louisville, KY. 40217, or to the charity of your choice.

Salzman, Leroy "Lee" - Creve Coeur Schroer, George F. - St. Charles Slominski - see DeBolin Thoma, Harold C. "Hal" - St. Louis Wiles, Barbara Aileen - St. Charles Williams, Fred James - St. Louis Willming, Richard - Fenton

Learn, Joy C.

Deceased on September 6, 2018 Services: Memorial service September 16, 2018. 4p.m. at First Baptist Church of Crestwood. 9916 E. Watson Rd.

Piskulic, Jacqueline Marie

(nee Besserman) 80, of St. Louis, MO, Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Tuesday, September 11, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband William Piskulic and her parents Steve and Helen Besserman. She is survived by her sister Beverly Menner and brother Kim (Karen) Besserman. She was the cherished mother of Pam (Steve) Michel, Sam (Carole) Tumminia, Lisa (Jim) Bruce, Nancy Tumminia and Vicki Duesinger and the late Joe (Barb) Tumminia; loving grandma of 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; dear aunt, greataunt and friend. Services: Funeral Mass to be held at Seven Holy Founders Catholic Church, 6737 S. Rockhill Rd. Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, Autism Foundation or the Hydrocephalus Foundation. A KUTIS AFFTON SERVICE

Salzman, Leroy "Lee"

age 89, passed away at his home in Creve Coeur on September 8, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Charlotte (McDonnell); children, Dr. Gary (Michelle) Sa l z ma n , Sh a ron (James) Kutchma; grandchildren Sarah Salzman, Joey Salzman, Emily Hagman, Brian Weible, M a ris a K u t c h ma and grea t grandchild, Baela Salzblum. He was predeceased by his children Vicki Weible and Jeffrey (Mary) Salzman. At Lee's request, his b o d y w a s d o n a t e d t o S a i n t L ou is U n ivers it y for t h e advancement of science. Services: Memorial service Sunday, September 16, 10:00 a.m., at Berger Memorial Chapel, 9430 Olive Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to BJC Foundation for Hospice, P.O. Box 790369, St. Louis, Missouri 63179-9917. Please visit bergermemorialchapel.com for more information.

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91, fortified with the Sacraments of the Holy Mother Church on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Beloved husband of Marian C. Schroer (nee Dwyer) for 55 years b e f o r e h e r p a s s in g i n 2 0 11. Loving father of Michael S. (Elise) Coonan, Liam Seosam Schroer and Judith L. (Michael) March 18, 1935 Thurman; cherished grandfather September 8, 2018 of Christian Schroer, Sarah Hale Liam Seosam Coonan and David (Felicia) Hale; passed away peacefully in San treasured great-grandfather of Antonio, Texas, on September 8, Calvin George. Dear cousin, uncle 2018, surrounded by his family. and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife George was a proud veteran, serving his country in the United of 58 years, B et t in a Ca p el l e States Coast Guard as a Signalman 3rd Class. During his service, Coonan. He was a loving father of Kirchoff, Robert "Bob" he thoroughly enjoyed the signalman schooling he received. He William "Liam" Coonan (Pinar) 84, passed away on September 8, 2018. Beloved husband of w a s a l i f e t i me memb er o f V F W P os t 59 72 . H e w a s a and Bettina "Tina" Ware (John); a Sherry Kirchoff of 29 years. Loving father of Donna (Rob) Maintenance Specialist for the Civil Service. George enjoyed doting grandfather of Seamus, Scherbring, Dana (John) Echimovich, Shannon (Jeff) Mayse, and getting in the car and letting it take him wherever the road Jeremy, and Emma Coonan, Ethan Eric (Christine) Permenter; cherished grandfather of ten; would lead; he often said he had wanderlust. He was the rock of Bahr, and Michael (Hailey), Katie, the family, always there for everyone no matter what the treasured great-grandfather of four. and Liam (fiancée, Victoria) Ware; adoring great-grandfather to Bob was a pharmacist for more than 50 years. He enjoyed be- situation. He was a dedicated family man, member of St. Piper Ware and Autumn, and brother to Nessa and Brenda. Born ing in his garden. Bob loved life and lived every day to the full- Joseph Cottleville Parish, who will be greatly missed. in Dublin, Ireland, to William and Mary (Conran) Coonan, he at- est. He was a selfless man who enjoyed spending time with his SERVICES: A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on tended Clongowes Wood College in County Kildare and Trinity family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Friday, September 14, 2018 at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and College, Dublin. Inspired by a John Wayne movie, Liam immi- Services: A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 16, Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., (St. Charles), with a grated to the United States to enlist in the United States Marine 2018 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and service immediately following at 11 a.m. Interment St. Corps. Honor Man and High Shooter at Parris Island, Liam Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., (St. Charles) with a Al p h on s u s Cemetery in Millwood, Missouri. Memorial served on active duty for three years and continued service in service immediately following at 2 p.m. Interment Linn contributions appreciated to the Perpetual Care Fund for St. the reserves. After receiving his bachelor's degree in economics Cemetery (Wentzville). Memorial contributions appreciated to Alphonsus Cemetery (Millwood). from Rutgers University, Liam obtained his law degree from Wounded Warrior Project. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com Seton Hall University. Accepted into the U.S. Department of Justice honor's program, Liam worked in the Antitrust Division Thoma, Harold C. "Hal" in Manhattan and the Organized Crime Strike Force in Brooklyn Korein, Sandor fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church and Newark, before becoming the attorney in charge in St. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the age of 87. September 9, 2018. Beloved Louis. Liam then joined the legal department of Southwestern Beloved husband of Joan L. Thoma (nee Agne) of 62 husband of Carolyn Jean Korein Bell Telephone Company and worked on that company's transifor 61 years. Loving father of years; loving father of Richard (Kim) Thoma, Constance (Jayson) tions to Southwestern Bell Corp. and SBC Communications Inc. Susan (Stan) Pritchet, Andrea Cowley and Fr. Steven Thoma, C.R.; dear grandpa of Adrienne (eventually becoming AT&T). He retired as executive vice-presi(Bennett) Keller, and Michael (Ben) Sedlak, Kaydence (Ben) Doremus, Jayson (Charlotte) dent and associate general counsel. (Andrea) Korein. Loving grandfa- Cowley and Sean (Victoria) Thoma; dearest great-grandpa of With his Irish wit, good humor, and caring soul, Liam made ther to Valerie Pritchet (Eric Kaylee Thoma, Liana Doremus and Heather Doremus; our dear friends wherever he went. His travels were many, being an Miller), Laura (Damian) Irizarry, uncle, great-uncle, Godfather, cousin and friend to many. expert sailor, and quite a few Caribbean watering holes Samantha (Daniel) Katzman, Services: Visitation will be held on Friday, 4-8 p.m. at welcomed the sight of his sailboat, Banshee. While on dry land, D a n i e l l e K o r e i n , K a t h e r i n e HUTCHENS MORTUARY AND CREMATION CENTER, 675 Graham Liam was often at his home in Thomastown, Ireland, surrounded Korein, and Gabrielle Korein. Rd., Florissant, 63031. Funeral Mass on Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. by family and dear friends. An outdoors sportsman, Liam Loving great grandfather of Norbert Catholic Church, 16455 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, enjoyed fishing, but was a rather poor hunter due to his love of Owen and Adelina Irizarry, Avery 63031 with visitation at church one hour prior to Mass. (Meet at all animals. His many dogs were nearly constant companions Katzman, and Rebecca Miller. church). Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions to throughout his life. A voracious reader, with interests too many to mention, he was an engaging conversationalist and great Dear brother-in-law to Mark Glass and Stan Glass and loving American Legion Post 444, 17090 Old Jamestown Rd., Florisstory-teller. Liam lived life to its fullest and will be deeply uncle to Karyn (Greg) Scandaglia, Linda Glass (Jeff Mercer), and sant, MO 63034 appreciated. Online guestbook may be found at www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com missed. Consistent with his wishes, the family had a private Steven (Diane) Glass and Elizabeth (Benjamin) Gregg. Sandy was born May 5, 1932, Zalaszengrote, Hungary, to service. parent Ferenc and Katalyn Korein. He grew up in East St. Louis Wiles, Barbara Aileen and attended East St. Louis Sr. High School, Washington Univer- 67, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at her home DeBolin, Claire L. sity, and Washington University, School of Law. United States (nee Thoele) entered into rest on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Army Infantry School Graduate, Second Lieutenant, July 7, 1956, with her husband by her side. Barb was born in Hillsdale, MI on at age 88. Beloved wife of the late Bernard H. DeBolin; beloved Fort Benning, Georgia, Assigned to First Infantry Division (Big Feb. 26, 1951. She moved to St. Charles, MO, when she was 14. mother of Alan DeBolin, Julie (Rick) Slominski and Jan (Rich) Red One), Fort Riley, Kansas, First Lieutenant and Commanding She is survived by her husband Gary, her mother Phyllis Lister, Kinkade; loving grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and Officer of the Scout Dog Detachment, Reserve Duty thereafter her children Carrie and Rob Crandal, three step-children, seven friend to many. Memorials to the First Unity Church of St. Louis (6 years) until Honorably Discharged, December 3, 1963. He step-grandchildren, and her brother Kenneth Lister. She worked at Boeing as an accountant for 40 years. May she rest in peace. (63128) are appreciated. was senior partner of the law firm Carr, Korein et. al. from 1973 Services: Visitation Sunday (9/16), from 3 to 8 p.m., at JOHN L. to 2003 and then formed the law firm of Korein Tillery in St. Services: Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m., Sat. 9/29, at Sunrise Methodist Church, O'Fallon, MO (immediate family ZIEGENHEIN & SONS FUNERAL HOMES, 7027 Gravois (63116). Louis, Missouri until his retirement. Sandy was a staunch only). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to your favorite Funeral Monday, 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, followed advocate for the State of Israel, a big supporter of the cancer charity. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com by interment at S/S Peter and Paul Cemetery. Democratic Party, a board member of the Jewish Federation of Southern Illinois and its fundraising chair. He was a member of Williams, Fred James the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Etling, Terry L. Association, Missouri State Bar Association, the Missouri Trial Passed away on September 10, 2018. Services: Vis. On September 11, 2018 Terry's family and friends gave her back Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, to God after a life filled with love for family, care for others, and and American Bar Association, and had served as chairman of Thurs., 9/13, 4-8pm, Serv. Fri., 9/14, 12pm at Baue Cave Springs, abundant humor. the Admiralty and Maritime Council of the Illinois State Bar Terry was the best mother and granny ever to her children and Association. He was a member of the American Board of Trial grandchildren - Jason, Jess and Brandon; Jamie, Mike, Elliott Willming, Richard Advocates and is former President of the St. Louis-Southern and Elsa; Jeff and Susie, Dylan, Mason and Quinn. She was her Illinois Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He 70, September 11, 2018. husband Mark's favorite person in the world. 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Francis calls clergy abuse summit Responding to greatest crisis of his papacy, pope summons bishops for 2019 event BY NICOLE WINFIELD associated Press

VATICAN CITY • Pope Francis summoned the presidents of the world’s bishops’ conferences Wednesday to a summit on preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children, responding to the greatest crisis of his papacy with the realization that Vatican inaction on the growing global scandal now threatens his legacy. Francis’ key cardinal advisers announced plans for the summit early next year the day before the pope meets with U.S. church leaders embroiled in their own credibility crisis from the latest accusations in the Catholic Church’s decades-long sex abuse scandal. The meeting, scheduled for Feb. 21-24, would assemble more than 100 churchmen to represent every bishops’ conference. Its convening signals awareness at the highest levels of the Catholic Church that clergy sex abuse is a global problem, not restricted to some parts of the world or a few Western countries. Victims’ advocates immediately dismissed the event as belated damage control, an action publicized hastily as allegations regarding Francis’ record of handling abuse cases — and accumulated outrage among rank-and-file Catholic faithful over covered-up crimes — jeopardize his papacy. “There’s absolutely no reason to think any good will come of such a meeting,” given the church’s decades of failure to reform, David Clohessy, former director of the victims’ advocacy group SNAP, said. “Criminal prosecutions, governmental investigations and journalistic exposes — stemming from brave victims and church whistleblowers — are the best way to protect kids, expose wrongdoers and end cover-ups,” Clohessy said. The summit was announced as Francis still works to recover from his botched handling of the sex abuse scandal in the Chilean church, sparked earlier this year when he repeatedly discredited victims of a notorious Chilean predator priest. Francis eventually admitted to “grave errors in judgment” and took steps to make amends, including securing offers of resignation from every active member of Chile’s bishops’ conference. Francis’ papacy was jolted last month by accusations from a retired Vatican ambassador that Francis himself reha-

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Pope Francis’ papacy has been thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

bilitated a top American cardinal accused of molesting and harassing adult seminarians. The Vatican hasn’t responded to Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s allegations against the pope and some two dozen other Vatican and U.S. officials, but has promised “clarifications” that could come after Francis’ meeting Thursday with the U.S. delegation. The U.S. delegation will be headed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and includes Francis’ top adviser on the clergy abuse issue, Cardinal Sean O’Malley. DiNardo has said he wants Francis to authorize a full Vatican investigation of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who was removed as cardinal in July following a credible accusation that he groped a teenager. The Vatican has known since at least 2000 that McCarrick invited seminarians to his New Jersey beach house and into his bed, but was made a cardinal anyway. DiNardo has also said Vigano’s accusations deserve answers. An open question in advance of the summit is whether the Vatican will issue a universal call for bishops and religious superiors to report suspected abuse to police; currently, it advises church leaders to report suspected abuse when it’s required under local laws. Vatican City itself has no such policy, even though the Holy See promised the United Nations five years ago it was developing a “safe environment program” — including written guidelines — to protect children inside the 110-acre Vatican City State.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a policy in 2002 that is regarded as the gold standard policy. It requires accusations of abuse to be reported to police and the permanent removal from ministry of any priest found to have abused a minor. But the U.S. plan has looked less like a model recently, given it exempted bishops like McCarrick. The McCarrick scandal and a Pennsylvania grand jury’s allegations that some 300 priests had abused more than 1,000 children since the 1940s have left the credibility of U.S. church leaders in tatters. The grand jury report found that a string of bishops in six dioceses covered up for the predators, including the current archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

3,677 ABUSED IN GERMANY

The past of the Catholic Church is being dug up in other countries. German media reported Wednesday that a churchcommissioned study detailed 3,677 abuse cases between 1946 and 2014. Every sixth case involved rape, more than half of the victims were 13 years old or younger and at least 1,670 clergy were involved, Spiegel Online and Die Zeit said. The news outlets said the report was due to be released Sept. 25 and they obtained it in advance. In their conclusions, the German researchers said there was evidence that some church files were manipulated or destroyed. Many cases were not brought to justice, and sometimes abuse suspects — primarily priests — were moved to other dioceses without new congregations being informed about the pastor’s past, they said.

NUN ACCUSES BISHOP OF RAPE

A group of Catholic nuns is holding a public protest in south India, demanding the arrest of a bishop whom one nun accused of rape. The nuns, members of the order the Missionaries of Jesus, began their protest last week, gathering with dozens of supporters along a crowded street in Kochi, a coastal city in the Indian state of Kerala. The protest follows a June complaint to police by a nun who accused Franco Mulakkal, bishop of the city of Jalandhar, of repeatedly sexually abusing her from 2014-2016. The bishop has denied the accusation. He has not been arrested.

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe’s capital escalates More than 3,000 people are sick and 21 have died BY FARAI MUTSAKA associated Press

HARARE, ZIMBABWE • Zimbabwe’s police said Wednesday that they are banning “public gatherings” in Harare in an effort to curb a cholera outbreak that has killed 21 people. Po l i ce s p o ke swo m a n C h a r i ty Charamba said in a statement Wednesday that the ban aims to alleviate “the continuous spread” of cholera in the capital, where the government has declared an emergency. Zimbabwean law broadly defines a public gathering as “a public meeting or a public demonstration.” Health Minister Obadiah Moyo said Wednesday that the number of infections has risen to 3,067, up from just over 2,000 that were reported Tuesday. Recent deaths include a school headmaster and two schoolchildren in Glen View, a poor suburb that has been identified as one of the epicenters of the outbreak. Moyo said a school in the suburb has been closed. More than 4,000 people died in a cholera outbreak at the height of the southern African country’s economic problems in 2008. Since then, water and sanitation infrastructure has been collapsing. The government has adequate stocks of medicine and is taking steps “to ensure that we do not go back to the 2008 situation,” Moyo said. Residents in some Harare suburbs have gone for months without tap water, forcing them to dig shallow wells and bore-

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Health workers offer food Tuesday to a father and son suffering from cholera symptoms at a local hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe. A cholera emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe’s capital after 21 people have died, the health minister said.

holes that have been contaminated by raw sewage flowing from burst pipes. There are also many street vendors whose food items, including meat, are sold in the streets near open sewers. “It is essential that vending stops ... and police are coming in to help with that,” said Moyo. Cholera is caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water and can kill within hours if untreated. The ban on public gatherings comes as opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was planning a rally to conduct a mock inauguration ceremony, claiming he was cheated out of victory in July elections.

Chamisa visited some victims of the cholera outbreak on Wednesday. The cholera outbreak highlights the failure of Zimbabwe’s government to maintain basic public health standards, said Amnesty International. “The current cholera epidemic is a terrible consequence of Zimbabwe’s failure to invest in and manage both its basic water and sanitation infrastructure and its health care system,” said Jessica Pwiti, Executive Director of Amnesty International Zimbabwe, in a statement released Wednesday. “It is appalling that in 2018, people are still dying of such a preventable disease.”

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DIGEST Myanmar’s Suu Kyi won’t attend upcoming United Nations session A senior Myanmar official has confirmed that the country’s leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, will not attend the U.N. General Assembly session this month in New York. Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin, who is accompanying Suu Kyi at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Vietnam, said “She has no plan to go there.” No reason was given. Suu Kyi, who took office in 2016, also did not attend last year’s General Assembly meeting. Myanmar is facing international pressure over human rights abuses allegedly committed by its military against the Rohingya Muslim minority. About 700,000 Rohingya fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine last year after the army launched a brutal counterinsurgency campaign in response to August 2017 attacks by Rohingya militants on security forces. The army is accused of committing mass rape, murder and setting fire to thousands of homes. A report issued two weeks ago by a specially appointed U.N. human rights team recommended prosecuting senior Myanmar commanders for genocide and other crimes. Chile passes gender-identity law • After a five-year battle, Chile’s congress passed a gender-identity law Wednesday that allows transgender people over 14 years of age to change their name and gender in official records. Activists called the 95-46 vote in favor of the law “historic,” with Chile’s Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation saying it “will change the quality of life of thousands of people.” The law makes it possible to modify information registered in birth certificates through a simple process done at the civil registry. The bill had been approved by the senate last week. President Sebastian Pinera has 30 days to sign the project into law. Russian punk music activist gravely ill • Russian news reports say a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. Ekho Moskvy radio and online news portal Meduza reported Wednesday that Pyotr Verzilov has been in emergency care since late Tuesday. They quoted a fellow Pussy Riot member, Veronika Nikulshina, as saying Verzilov’s symptoms included losing his eyesight and ability to speak. Nikulshina said Verzilov was being treated in the toxicology unit of a Moscow hospital, indicating a suspected poisoning. Verzilov, Nikulshina and two other activists served 15-day jail sentences for disrupting July’s World Cup final. Final peace deal in South Sudan • South Sudan’s warring parties on Wednesday signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country’s five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. Several preliminary agreements have already been signed but both sides say this is the concluding version. President Salva Kiir and head of the opposition, Riek Machar, as well as the other opposition parties signed the “final final” deal in neighboring Ethiopia, government spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told The Associated Press. He said the agreement is acceptable to all parties and noted that Kiir and Machar had an amicable chat after the signing. While the government is optimistic about the new deal, many international observers remain skeptical. Egypt increases tariffs • Egypt’s president has imposed an increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products, the second time in less than three years. The official Gazette published President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decree on Wednesday with a long list of over 5,791 items, 23 percent of which include machinery and equipment imported by tourist establishments, fruit juices and baby formula, and have a tariff range from 20 to 60 percent. The measures came as Egypt, which relies heavily on imports, embarked on a reform program shortly after el-Sissi took office in 2014. The government has slashed subsidies, imposed a value-added tax and allowed a currency devaluation in order to qualify for a $12 billion bailout loan from the IMF. From news services


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Allen to miss majority of camp BY JIM THOMAS St. Louis Post-Dispatch

What will be a key year for Blues goalie Jake Allen got off on the wrong foot Wednesday, with the team announcing he will be sidelined for the first 10 to 14 days of camp because of back spasms. The injury was a result of a training injury, but the team provided no further details. If Allen is sidelined for 10 days, he will miss the team’s first four exhibition games. If he misses 14, that leaves only one exhibition contest as a tune-up for the regular season. The Blues open camp Friday and play their first exhibition game Tuesday in Dallas. The finale of their seven-game exhibition slate is set for Sept. 30, in Washington. With Carter Hutton signing

with Buffalo as a free agent on July 1, that leaves Chad Johnson as Allen’s backup. Johnson also was signed as a free agent on July 1, coming from Buffalo. Hutton’s stellar play helped keep the Blues in playoff contention during Allen’s midseason slump last season. The safety net this season is Johnson, who is coming off the worst season of his career. But his statistics were comparable to Allen and Hutton entering the 2017-18 campaign. Ville Husso, originally expected to open the season at the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio, is next in line on the goalie depth chart followed by Jordan Binnington, who’s expected to back up Husso in San Antonio at the start of this season. Forward Erik Foley, who suf-

fered a concussion in the Blues’ second game at the NHL prospects tournament in Traverse City, Mich., also will be sidelined for the start of camp. Forward Tanner Kaspick, who like Foley also missed the final two games in Traverse City because of what was described as a minor upper-body issue, was not listed on the Blues’ 53-man camp roster as injured. Also, goalie Luke Opilka’s hip issues have cropped up again and he is sidelined indefinitely. Opilka, who is from Effingham, Ill., but moved to St. Louis as his young hockey career progressed, participated in the Blues’ development camp in late June. He has had three hip surgeries since the spring of 2016. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com

Blues’ top goalie has back spasms

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Jake Allen is expected to be sidelined from 10 days to two weeks.

> Exhibition opener • 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stars > Top prospects have their moments • Blues youngsters end slump in final game at prospects tournament. B11

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

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The Cardinals’ Marcell Ozuna throws his bat to the ground in disgust after grounding out to end the eighth inning with teammate Paul DeJong at third base on Wednesday afternoon.

Redbirds come up short in key situations PIRATES 4 CARDINALS 3 > 6:15 p.m. Thursday vs. Dodgers, FSM > Gomber (5-0, 2.93) vs. Kershaw (7-5, 2.42) > Shreve shows progress in relief. B5

BY DERRICK GOOLD St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The mission, which Paul DeJong eagerly accepted, was to do something, anything with a pitch from Pittsburgh’s heat-seeking lefty to get the ball in play and bring the runner home from third base to tie Wednesday afternoon’s game. It’s a spot so common and so pivotal in baseball that it’s the subject of drills during spring training, the focus of teams in October, and

Don’t doubt Cards’ experience

celebrated daily in the Cardinals’ team-bonding “Ball Talk” session. It even as a name, for shorthand: situational hitting. It’s not as easy as it sounds. “Starts me off with a changeup low and away for a strike,” DeJong said of the first pitch from Felipe Vazquez. “I know he doesn’t command that pitch great, so it kind of told me right then what that at-bat was going to be like.”

BENJAMIN HOCHMAN St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Many of the 2018 Dodgers were part of a 2017 team that dominated the postseason. Same goes for the 2018 Cardinals. As we head into this riveting and pivotal Dodgers-Cards series,

See CARDINALS • Page B5

much will be made about how LA is a proven autumn team, while St. Louis has a bunch of guys on rookie contracts. But let’s not forget — these young Cardinals have been groomed to ascend. The 2017 Memphis Redbirds won their division, conference and the Pacific Coast League titles. They even played in the one-game Triple-A national championship, losing to the Durham Bulls. See HOCHMAN • Page B6

THE STRETCH RUN > The Cardinals have the NL’s fifth-best playoff odds, per Fangraphs. They’ll play the four teams above them (plus the Giants) to finish the season: CARDINALS PLAYOFF ODDS

67.9%

DODGERS PLAYOFF ODDS

70.9%

BRAVES PLAYOFF ODDS

96.9%

GIANTS PLAYOFF ODDS

0%

BREWERS PLAYOFF ODDS

98.2%

CUBS PLAYOFF ODDS

99.8%

Penalties have been costly for Purdue BY DAVE MATTER St. Louis Post-Dispatch

COLUMBIA, MO. • With every

turnover and penalty flag they’ve earned this season, the Purdue Boilermakers have proved why quick fixes are unusual in college football. Not that last year’s 7-6 record was a mirage. But with home losses to Northwestern and East-

ern Michigan to kick off this season, the magic spells first-year coach Jeff Brohm cast on his program last year seems to have worn off. Penalties sabotaged both games, turning one of the turnaround teams of 2017 into an early fraud candidate for 2018. After five straight losing seasons in West Lafayette, Ind., Brohm exceeded expectations

in his first year as Purdue finished third in the Big Ten West and notched three wins as Vegas underdogs, beating Missouri and Iowa on the road and Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl. With his creative offense and a veteran defense, Brohm built an instant winner, enough to earn looks from Tennessee’s See MU • Page B3

> 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Purdue, BTN > Hurricane will have lasting impact on ACC schedules. B3

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Purdue’s Jared Sparks can’t make a catch recently against Northwestern.

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Friday 9/14 vs. Dodgers 7:15 p.m. FSM

Blues • blues.nhl.com | 314-622-2583 Tuesday 9/18 at Stars* 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 9/16 vs. Dodgers 7:05 p.m. ESPN

Saturday 9/15 vs. Dodgers 12:05 p.m. KTVI (2)

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Wednesday 9/19 Friday 9/21 vs. Blue Jackets* at Wild in Des 7 p.m. Moines, Iowa* 7 p.m.

Sunday 9/23 at Blue Jackets* 2 p.m.

Mizzou football • mutigers.com | 800-228-7297 Saturday 9/15 at Purdue 6:30 p.m. BTN

Saturday 9/22 vs. Georgia 11 a.m. ESPN

Saturday 10/6 at South Carolina Time TBA TV TBA

Saturday 10/13 at Alabama Time TBA TV TBA

Illinois football • fightingillini.com | 217-333-3470 Saturday 9/15 vs. South Florida (in Chicago) 2:30 p.m., BTN

Friday 9/21 vs. Penn State 8 p.m. Fox Sports 1

Saturday 10/6 at Rutgers Time TBA TV TBA

Saturday 10/13 vs. Purdue 2:30 or 3 p.m. TV TBA

St. Louis FC • saintlouisfc.com | 636-680-0997 Saturday 9/15 at Kansas City 4 p.m.

Saturday 9/22 vs. San Antonio 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 9/29 at Phoenix 9 p.m. KPLR (11)

Wednesday 10/10 vs. Tulsa 7 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS FAIRMOUNT PARK HORSE RACING • Simulcasting: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.

ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 3:25 a.m. (Fri.) Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix, practice 1, ESPN2 BASEBALL 3:05 p.m. Cubs at Nationals, MLB Network 6:05 p.m. Athletics at Orioles, MLB Network 6:15 p.m. Cardinals vs. Dodgers, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) 9:10 p.m. Mariners at Angels, MLB Network BOXING Junior welterweights: Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Ruslan Madiev, ESPN2 7 p.m. FOOTBALL 4:30 p.m. College: Boston College at Wake Forest, ESPN 7:20 p.m. NFL: Ravens at Bengals, NFL Network 4:30 a.m. (Fri.) AFL Premiership: Hawthorn vs. Melbourne, FS2 GOLF 8:30 a.m. LPGA: Evian Championship, first round, GOLF 5 p.m. Web.com: Albertsons Boise Open, first round, GOLF Asian Tour: Shinhan Donghae Open, second round, GOLF 9 p.m. 4 a.m. (Fri.) LPGA: Evian Championship, second round, GOLF SOCCER 5 p.m. College women: Michigan at Indiana, BTN 6 p.m. College women: Kentucky at Missouri, SEC Network 7 p.m. College women: Michigan State at Purdue, BTN

DIGEST Seattle sweeps Washington for third WNBA title

Breanna Stewart led the visiting Seattle Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Fairfax, Va., to complete a three-game sweep in the finals. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. She scored 17 points in the first half Wednesday as the Storm raced to a 47-30 lead. Natasha Howard added career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm and first-year coach Dan Hughes. Sue Bird, also a member of a Seattle’s championship teams in 2004 and 2010, had 10 points and 10 assists. Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to pace the Mystics. (AP) Belleville West’s Liddell narrows choices • Prized Belleville West High basketball recruit E.J. Liddell has trimmed his list of schools to three finalists: Illinois, Missouri and Ohio State. Liddell, the 2018 Post-Dispatch All-Metro co-player of the year, announced his final three choices Wednesday with a short video on Instagram and Twitter, featuring an image of him wearing each team’s jersey. A four-star prospect rated the nation’s No. 44 prospect by Rivals. com, Liddell took an official visit to Missouri last weekend, making the trip with AAU teammate Mario McKinney, a four-star guard from Vashon and another prime target for Cuonzo Martin. Liddell already has taken an official visit to Ohio State and plans an upcoming trip to Illinois. He had also been considering Kansas State and Wisconsin. (Dave Matter) Surgery for Thunder’s Westbrook • Oklahoma City Thunder AllStar guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Wednesday, putting his availability for the NBA season opener against the Golden State Warriors in doubt. The team says Westbrook decided after suffering from inflammation in the knee this past weekend that he’d have the procedure. Westbrook was the league MVP in 2016-17 and has averaged a triple-double in each of the last two seasons. (AP) Preds’ Watson suspended for domestic abuse • Nashville forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay for the entire preseason and first 27 games of the National Hockey League season for domestic abuse. Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension after an investigation and a hearing last week. Watson pleaded no contest in July to a charge of domestic assault stemming from an incident in June, and the NHL found Watson engaged in unacceptable off-ice conduct. “Today’s ruling, while tailored to the specific facts of this case and the individuals involved, is necessary and consistent with the NHL’s strongly held view that it cannot and will not tolerate this and similar types of conduct,” Bettman said in a staement. The NHL does not have a written domestic abuse policy and has chosen to judge each incident separately. The NHL Players Association announced that it will be filing an appeal on Watson’s behalf. Watson, 26, was charged in June after a witness flagged down a police officer to a gas station in Franklin, Tenn. Watson told police he and his girlfriend were arguing and that he pushed her. Officers said they found red marks on her chest, and she said Watson caused them. Watson pleaded no contest to domestic assault on July 24. (AP) Columbus gives Tortorella an extension • The NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets have given coach John Tortorella a two-year contract extension. Tortorella, who has led the Blue Jackets to the playoffs in his first two full seasons, now is signed through the 2020-21 season. Tortorella, 60, won the Jack Adams Trophy as the NHL’s coach of the year following the 2016-17 campaign and won a Stanley Cup while coaching Tampa Bay in 2003-04, has also coached the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks. (AP)

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Davis Cup at Family Arena? It’s possible, if U.S. can defeat Croatia BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Before sunrise Friday morning, the TV in Chris Roseman’s house will be tuned to the Tennis Channel for an event in Croatia. The vice president of the St. Louis Sports Commission is hoping for a big payoff if the United States pulls off an upset in a Davis Cup semifinal matchup. St. Louis is one of the candidates to host the Davis Cup finals in November at Family Arena in St. Charles. But that could only happen if the U.S. beats Croatia, something the Americans have not accomplished in four previous attempts. “The attractiveness of the event is off the charts,” Roseman said. “It could be these huge tennis powers coming to the city over the weekend of Thanksgiving. We see it as an incredible opportunity.” The Davis Cup was named after Dwight Davis, who was born in St. Louis in 1879. He helped develop the tournament that eventually took his name and went on to serve under President Calvin Coolidge as the U.S. secretary of war. The U.S. has not played in the finals since 2007, when it beat Russia in Portland, Ore. Roseman was there because the Sports Commission has been pursuing this event for nearly three decades. The other semifinal features France against Spain, which will be playing with Rafael Nadal.

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The Americans’ Davis Cup-winning team from 2007 featured (from left) Mike Bryan, Patrick McEnroe, James Blake, Bob Bryan and Andy Roddick.

Roseman described St. Louis as a finalist for the event, but he is unsure how many other cities would be in the running. “I think St. Louis would have a great chance,” he said. “This is one of those events that’s kind of on my bucket list because it’s so elusive. You have to get all things to line up.” After 2018, the Davis Cup will alter the structure of the finals, moving to a “World Cup format” in a city that can host 18 countries. “St. Louis isn’t really designed for that,” Roseman said. To have a chance this year, the Sports Commission needed a venue that would be available for a long stretch around Thanksgiving and was not already booked. The Family Arena, which can hold close to 11,000 fans for a tennis event, has the availability. “I think it would be a huge sale,” Roseman said. “I went to the

event in Portland in 2007, and the environment was electric.” If given the chance, Roseman plans to sell the United States Tennis Association on the city’s connection to Davis. The U.S.-Croatia matches will be played on a clay court in Zadar. To make things more interesting, that semifinal will be umpired by Carlos Ramos, who was in the chair for the U.S. Open women’s final featuring Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. The U.S. team already has taken a couple of hits. Top singles player John Isner will not participate because his wife is due to give birth. He was replaced by Mike Bryan. This week the team lost Jack Sock, who is injured. The team includes Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson and rookie Frances Tiafoe. Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

Freshman Martin steps up for Fighting Illini Cornerback already has become a key cog in the team’s defense BY JOEY WAGNER Decatur (Ill.) Herald & review

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • Growing up,

he’s always been Quan. He’s a defensive back with a nose for the football who rather would go by his middle name, Quan, than his first name, Jartavius. So, Quan Martin it is. But it doesn’t matter what he’s been called. Martin, a freshman cornerback from Lehigh Acres, Fla., been a key cog in the Illinois football secondary through the first two weeks of the season. In Week 1, against Kent State, he became the third true freshman to start a season-opener at cornerback for the Illini since 1980, joining teammate Tony Adams (2017) and NFLer Vontae Davis (2006). In that game, he had an interception. When he lined up last week against Western Illinois, he joined Davis as the only freshman cornerbacks to start the first two games for the Fighting Illini since 1980. “It’s a great opportunity,” Martin said. “Coach has been preparing me since camp just to be ready any time. Anything can happen. I was prepared and it was my time, so I went out and played.” Martin has seven total tackles, tied for seventh on the team with Jamal Woods, and he’s tied for the team lead with two pass breakups. Before he committed to Illinois in July of 2017, he didn’t have one single Power 5 Conference offer. He was a three-star recruit according to ESPN and 247Sports and a two-star recruit by Rivals. “It was a great opportunity,” Martin said. “They saw my talent and my ability to play on the field. They recognized it and gave me an offer, and I went with it.” He was ranked the No. 101 safety in the nation by ESPN, No. 105 by Rivals and was the No. 206 recruit from Florida by ESPN and 247Sports. But Martin doesn’t need to use the rankings or lack of Power 5 offers for motivation. He chose Illinois over offers from Air Force, Southern Mississippi, Tulane, Charlotte, Georgia Southern and New Hampshire, and he’s happy to be in Champaign. “I don’t really say motivation, I just go play,” Martin said. “A lot of other schools, they kind of overlooked me, but I don’t really hold a chip on my shoulder from that. I’m just blessed with the opportunities I had and made the best of it.” His interception in Week 1 turned the tide and gave the momentum to the Illinois offense, which proceeded to score on four straight possessions for a comefrom-behind victory. Martin garnered praise from coach Lovie Smith, quarterback AJ Bush Jr. and nearly everyone on the defensive side of the football for his interception, though Martin is hardest on himself for

JIM BOWLING • Decatur (Ill.) Herald & review

Illinois freshman cornerback Jartavius “Quan” Martin has an interception and seven tackles, with two pass breakups, through two games this year.

dropping the ball, which was recovered by safety Stanley Green. Some of Martin’s early season success is a carryover from training camp, in which he displayed a knack for finding the football. “He’s been impressive,” Green said. “I know in camp he was tied for the most picks in camp, then the first game he came out and caught an interception. He’s a pretty good corner. I feel like he’s a ballhawk. He knows how to get around the ball.” Green has been part of the veteran contingent on the young team to help Martin through the first two games of the season. Martin has also relied on cornerback Cameron Watkins, who is second on the team in tackles, with 17. “I’ve had a lot of older guys talking to me,” Martin said. “Cam Watkins is one of the main ones talking to me telling me to play my game and not be nervous. Go out there and ball and it will come to you.” The game is beginning to slow down for Martin. He’s got two games under his belt and an interception in Smiths’ defense that preaches takeaways. Now, the competition picks up. At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Illini kickoff at Soldier Field in Chicago against South Florida (2-0). All the time Martin has spent

with the Illinois coaches will take extra meaning against South Florida, which drubbed the Illini 47-23 last season. He’s listened to the words of the coaching staff intently from the second he arrived in Champaign. “He’s done a nice job,” defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson said. “For a young guy coming in, he’s picked up things pretty fast. We’ve been working really hard getting him prepared and getting all the guys prepared each week. He’s been able to translate all the meeting time and classroom time and all the hard work we’ve been putting into training camp over to game day. It’s been pretty exciting to watch.” Martin figures to start again Saturday. Watkins has to sit out the first half of the game after being ejected against Western Illinios for targeting. Adams is “close” to returning after missing the first two games of the season because of an injury, and Nate Hobbs is one of five players who still are serving an indefinite suspension. “Just play to the best of my abilities and listen to what the coaches tell me — key, technique and all that stuff — and everything will come to me,” Martin said of his plan against South Florida.


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Cardinals • cardinals.com | 314-345-9000 Thursday 9/13 vs. Dodgers 6:15 p.m. FSM

Friday 9/14 vs. Dodgers 7:15 p.m. FSM

Blues • blues.nhl.com | 314-622-2583 Tuesday 9/18 at Stars* 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 9/16 vs. Dodgers 7:05 p.m. ESPN

Saturday 9/15 vs. Dodgers 12:05 p.m. KTVI (2)

*Exhibition game

Wednesday 9/19 Friday 9/21 vs. Blue Jackets* at Wild in Des 7 p.m. Moines, Iowa* 7 p.m.

Sunday 9/23 at Blue Jackets* 2 p.m.

Mizzou football • mutigers.com | 800-228-7297 Saturday 9/15 at Purdue 6:30 p.m. BTN

Saturday 9/22 vs. Georgia 11 a.m. ESPN

Saturday 10/6 at South Carolina Time TBA TV TBA

Saturday 10/13 at Alabama Time TBA TV TBA

Illinois football • fightingillini.com | 217-333-3470 Saturday 9/15 vs. South Florida (in Chicago) 2:30 p.m., BTN

Friday 9/21 vs. Penn State 8 p.m. Fox Sports 1

Saturday 10/6 at Rutgers Time TBA TV TBA

Saturday 10/13 vs. Purdue 2:30 or 3 p.m. TV TBA

St. Louis FC • saintlouisfc.com | 636-680-0997 Saturday 9/15 at Kansas City 4 p.m.

Saturday 9/22 vs. San Antonio 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 9/29 at Phoenix 9 p.m. KPLR (11)

Wednesday 10/10 vs. Tulsa 7 p.m.

OTHER EVENTS FAIRMOUNT PARK HORSE RACING • Simulcasting: 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. daily.

ON THE AIR AUTO RACING 3:25 a.m. (Fri.) Formula One: Singapore Grand Prix, practice 1, ESPN2 BASEBALL 3:05 p.m. Cubs at Nationals, MLB Network 6:05 p.m. Athletics at Orioles, MLB Network 6:15 p.m. Cardinals vs. Dodgers, FSM, KMOX (1120 AM) 9:10 p.m. Mariners at Angels, MLB Network BOXING Junior welterweights: Pablo Cesar Cano vs. Ruslan Madiev, ESPN2 7 p.m. FOOTBALL 4:30 p.m. College: Boston College at Wake Forest, ESPN 7:20 p.m. NFL: Ravens at Bengals, NFL Network 4:30 a.m. (Fri.) AFL Premiership: Hawthorn vs. Melbourne, FS2 GOLF 8:30 a.m. LPGA: Evian Championship, first round, GOLF 5 p.m. Web.com: Albertsons Boise Open, first round, GOLF Asian Tour: Shinhan Donghae Open, second round, GOLF 9 p.m. 4 a.m. (Fri.) LPGA: Evian Championship, second round, GOLF SOCCER 5 p.m. College women: Michigan at Indiana, BTN 6 p.m. College women: Kentucky at Missouri, SEC Network 7 p.m. College women: Michigan State at Purdue, BTN

DIGEST Seattle sweeps Washington for third WNBA title

Breanna Stewart led the visiting Seattle Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Fairfax, Va., to complete a three-game sweep in the finals. Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. She scored 17 points in the first half Wednesday as the Storm raced to a 47-30 lead. Natasha Howard added career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm. Sue Bird, also a member of a Seattle’s championship teams in 2004 and 2010, had 10 points and 10 assists. Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to pace the Mystics. (AP) Belleville West’s Liddell narrows choices • Prized Belleville West High basketball recruit E.J. Liddell has trimmed his list of schools to three finalists: Illinois, Missouri and Ohio State. Liddell, the 2018 Post-Dispatch All-Metro co-player of the year, announced his final three choices Wednesday with a short video on Instagram and Twitter, featuring an image of him wearing each team’s jersey. A four-star prospect rated the nation’s No. 44 prospect by Rivals. com, Liddell took an official visit to Missouri last weekend, making the trip with AAU teammate Mario McKinney, a four-star guard from Vashon and another prime target for Cuonzo Martin. Liddell already has taken an official visit to Ohio State and plans an upcoming trip to Illinois. He had also been considering Kansas State and Wisconsin. (Dave Matter) STLFC plays to draw in Utah • St. Louis FC started strong, getting a rebound goal from Wal Fall following a saved penalty kick in the ninth minute, but host Real Monarchs SLC scored early in the second half for a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Salt Lake City. Jake Leeker (Summit) was in goal for Real Monarchs. The point moves STLFC (11-7-10) into the eighth and final playoff spot and vaults Real Monarchs (17-9-3) into first place in the United Soccer League’s Western Conference. (Joe Lyons) Surgery for Thunder’s Westbrook • Oklahoma City Thunder AllStar guard Russell Westbrook underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee Wednesday, putting his availability for the NBA season opener against the Golden State Warriors in doubt. The team says Westbrook decided on surgery after suffering from inflammation in the knee this past weekend. Westbrook was the league MVP in 2016-17 and has averaged a triple-double in each of the last two seasons. (AP) Preds’ Watson suspended for domestic abuse • Nashville forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay for the preseason and the first 27 games of the National Hockey League season for domestic abuse. Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension after an investigation and a hearing last week. Watson pleaded no contest in July to a charge of domestic assault stemming from a June incident. “Today’s ruling, while tailored to the specific facts of this case and the individuals involved, is necessary and consistent with the NHL’s strongly held view that it cannot and will not tolerate this and similar types of conduct,” Bettman said in a staement. The NHL does not have a written domestic abuse policy and has chosen to judge each incident separately. The NHL Players Association announced that it will be filing an appeal on Watson’s behalf. Watson, 26, was charged after a witness flagged down police to a gas station in Tennessee. Officers said they found red marks on his girlfriend’s chest, and she said Watson caused them. Watson pleaded no contest to domestic assault on July 24. (AP) Columbus gives Tortorella an extension • The NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets have given coach John Tortorella a two-year contract extension. Tortorella has led the Blue Jackets to the playoffs in his first two full seasons. (AP)

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Davis Cup at Family Arena? It’s possible, if U.S. can defeat Croatia BY STU DURANDO St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Before sunrise Friday morning, the TV in Chris Roseman’s house will be tuned to the Tennis Channel for an event in Croatia. The vice president of the St. Louis Sports Commission is hoping for a big payoff if the United States pulls off an upset in a Davis Cup semifinal matchup. St. Louis is one of the candidates to host the Davis Cup finals in November at Family Arena in St. Charles. But that could only happen if the U.S. beats Croatia, something the Americans have not accomplished in four previous attempts. “The attractiveness of the event is off the charts,” Roseman said. “It could be these huge tennis powers coming to the city over the weekend of Thanksgiving. We see it as an incredible opportunity.” The Davis Cup was named after Dwight Davis, who was born in St. Louis in 1879. He helped develop the tournament that eventually took his name and went on to serve under President Calvin Coolidge as the U.S. secretary of war. The U.S. has not played in the finals since 2007, when it beat Russia in Portland, Ore. Roseman was there because the Sports Commission has been pursuing this event for nearly three decades. The other semifinal features France against Spain, which will be playing with Rafael Nadal.

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The Americans’ Davis Cup-winning team from 2007 featured (from left) Mike Bryan, Patrick McEnroe, James Blake, Bob Bryan and Andy Roddick.

Roseman described St. Louis as a finalist for the event, but he is unsure how many other cities would be in the running. “I think St. Louis would have a great chance,” he said. “This is one of those events that’s kind of on my bucket list because it’s so elusive. You have to get all things to line up.” After 2018, the Davis Cup will alter the structure of the finals, moving to a “World Cup format” in a city that can host 18 countries. “St. Louis isn’t really designed for that,” Roseman said. To have a chance this year, the Sports Commission needed a venue that would be available for a long stretch around Thanksgiving and was not already booked. The Family Arena, which can hold close to 11,000 fans for a tennis event, has the availability. “I think it would be a huge sale,” Roseman said. “I went to the

event in Portland in 2007, and the environment was electric.” If given the chance, Roseman plans to sell the United States Tennis Association on the city’s connection to Davis. The U.S.-Croatia matches will be played on a clay court in Zadar. To make things more interesting, that semifinal will be umpired by Carlos Ramos, who was in the chair for the U.S. Open women’s final featuring Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. The U.S. team already has taken a couple of hits. Top singles player John Isner will not participate because his wife is due to give birth. He was replaced by Mike Bryan. This week the team lost Jack Sock, who is injured. The team includes Sam Querrey, Steve Johnson and rookie Frances Tiafoe. Stu Durando @studurando on Twitter sdurando@post-dispatch.com

Freshman Martin steps up for Fighting Illini Cornerback already has become a key cog in the team’s defense BY JOEY WAGNER Decatur (Ill.) Herald & review

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. • Growing up,

he’s always been Quan. He’s a defensive back with a nose for the football who rather would go by his middle name, Quan, than his first name, Jartavius. So, Quan Martin it is. But it doesn’t matter what he’s been called. Martin, a freshman cornerback from Lehigh Acres, Fla., been a key cog in the Illinois football secondary through the first two weeks of the season. In Week 1, against Kent State, he became the third true freshman to start a season-opener at cornerback for the Illini since 1980, joining teammate Tony Adams (2017) and NFLer Vontae Davis (2006). In that game, he had an interception. When he lined up last week against Western Illinois, he joined Davis as the only freshman cornerbacks to start the first two games for the Fighting Illini since 1980. “It’s a great opportunity,” Martin said. “Coach has been preparing me since camp just to be ready any time. Anything can happen. I was prepared and it was my time, so I went out and played.” Martin has seven total tackles, tied for seventh on the team with Jamal Woods, and he’s tied for the team lead with two pass breakups. Before he committed to Illinois in July of 2017, he didn’t have one single Power 5 Conference offer. He was a three-star recruit according to ESPN and 247Sports and a two-star recruit by Rivals. “It was a great opportunity,” Martin said. “They saw my talent and my ability to play on the field. They recognized it and gave me an offer, and I went with it.” He was ranked the No. 101 safety in the nation by ESPN, No. 105 by Rivals and was the No. 206 recruit from Florida by ESPN and 247Sports. But Martin doesn’t need to use the rankings or lack of Power 5 offers for motivation. He chose Illinois over offers from Air Force, Southern Mississippi, Tulane, Charlotte, Georgia Southern and New Hampshire, and he’s happy to be in Champaign. “I don’t really say motivation, I just go play,” Martin said. “A lot of other schools, they kind of overlooked me, but I don’t really hold a chip on my shoulder from that. I’m just blessed with the opportunities I had and made the best of it.” His interception in Week 1 turned the tide and gave the momentum to the Illinois offense, which proceeded to score on four straight possessions for a comefrom-behind victory. Martin garnered praise from coach Lovie Smith, quarterback AJ Bush Jr. and nearly everyone on the defensive side of the football for his interception, though Martin is hardest on himself for

JIM BOWLING • Decatur (Ill.) Herald & review

Illinois freshman cornerback Jartavius “Quan” Martin has an interception and seven tackles, with two pass breakups, through two games this year.

dropping the ball, which was recovered by safety Stanley Green. Some of Martin’s early season success is a carryover from training camp, in which he displayed a knack for finding the football. “He’s been impressive,” Green said. “I know in camp he was tied for the most picks in camp, then the first game he came out and caught an interception. He’s a pretty good corner. I feel like he’s a ballhawk. He knows how to get around the ball.” Green has been part of the veteran contingent on the young team to help Martin through the first two games of the season. Martin has also relied on cornerback Cameron Watkins, who is second on the team in tackles, with 17. “I’ve had a lot of older guys talking to me,” Martin said. “Cam Watkins is one of the main ones talking to me telling me to play my game and not be nervous. Go out there and ball and it will come to you.” The game is beginning to slow down for Martin. He’s got two games under his belt and an interception in Smiths’ defense that preaches takeaways. Now, the competition picks up. At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Illini kickoff at Soldier Field in Chicago against South Florida (2-0). All the time Martin has spent

with the Illinois coaches will take extra meaning against South Florida, which drubbed the Illini 47-23 last season. He’s listened to the words of the coaching staff intently from the second he arrived in Champaign. “He’s done a nice job,” defensive coordinator Hardy Nickerson said. “For a young guy coming in, he’s picked up things pretty fast. We’ve been working really hard getting him prepared and getting all the guys prepared each week. He’s been able to translate all the meeting time and classroom time and all the hard work we’ve been putting into training camp over to game day. It’s been pretty exciting to watch.” Martin figures to start again Saturday. Watkins has to sit out the first half of the game after being ejected against Western Illinios for targeting. Adams is “close” to returning after missing the first two games of the season because of an injury, and Nate Hobbs is one of five players who still are serving an indefinite suspension. “Just play to the best of my abilities and listen to what the coaches tell me — key, technique and all that stuff — and everything will come to me,” Martin said of his plan against South Florida.


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NOTEBOOK Hurricane to have lingering impact on ACC schedules While safety concerns at Atlantic Coast Conference schools are being addressed ahead of Hurricane Florence, the storm’s significant impact on this week’s schedule will have a lingering effect on scheduling obstacles, monetary implications and bowl considerations once it passes. The list of canceled games includes No. 13 Virginia Tech’s home game against East Carolina, No. 14 West Virginia’s trip to North Carolina State and No. 18 Central Florida’s game at North Carolina. Virginia has moved its Saturday home game against Ohio to Nashville, Tenn., with the storm forecast to come ashore along the coastline late Thursday or early Friday, bringing strong winds and heavy rain throughout the region. Second-ranked Clemson’s game against Georgia Southern on Saturday in Death Valley is on, but the school announced Wednesday that it was moving up the start time from 3:30 p.m. to noon because of the storm. Wake Forest and Boston College will try to beat the hurricane by playing two hours earlier on Thursday. The schools with called off games left open the possibility of trying to reschedule them for later in the season, but there’s no guarantee that will work. “What’s led up to this point has been the health and safety considerations, not just for the teams but the fans and the state and the region,” said Michael Lipitz, North Carolina State’s deputy athletic director for internal operations. “That just becomes the overriding consideration to get to this point, and so we’ll deal with it. We’ll deal with what’s next. We’ll figure it out.” There certainly aren’t many easy options for rescheduling games. The best chance would come if the teams share an off week, but that’s not an option here. There’s also the weekend of Dec. 1, after the scheduled completion of the regular season, though that could conflict with conference championship games. There’s the possibility of scheduling a different opponent that might also be looking to replace its own weatherimpacted date, such as Nebraska and Iowa State — both of which lost Week 1 home games due to severe weather. Meanwhile, Kilton Anderson threw three first-half touchdown passes to help Coastal Carolina beat Campbell 58-21 on Wednesday in Buies Creek, N.C. The game was rescheduled from Saturday because of the hurricane. Associated Press

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dysfunctional head-coaching search in the offseason. Purdue fans exhaled in relief when Brohm stayed with the Boilermakers — in April he agreed to a two-year contract extension that’s good through 2024 — but the loss Saturday was the kind that can undo a year’s worth of progress over three hours. The upset improved Eastern Michigan’s record against Power 5 conference teams to 2-59. Ouch. Even worse, the 20-19 decision prompted this comment from Eastern Michigan coach Chris Creighton on Tuesday’s Mid-American Conference coaches’ call: “I don’t mean any disrespect, but this is what I honestly believe. It is going to be more of a difficult challenge for us this week than last week was.” The Eagles play Buffalo on Saturday. The Buffalo Bulls, not the Bills. Double ouch. Purdue, 0-2 for the first time since 1996, can end the streak Saturday when Missouri (2-0) visits Ross-Ade Stadium for a rematch of last year’s 35-3 Boilermakers blowout in Columbia. Before he can shift focus to coach Barry Odom’s Tigers, Brohm has been consumed with his team’s penalty problems. In their 31-27 loss to Northwestern, the Boilermakers wasted a breakout performance from freshman receiver Rondale Moore when an after-the-whistle takedown by defensive lineman Lorenzo Neal on third down extended Northwestern’s final drive to ice the win. For the game, Brohm’s team was flagged nine times for 95 yards. Against Eastern Michigan, Purdue drew seven penalties for 85 yards, including another third-down defensive personal foul that gave the underdogs new life on the game-winning drive. Earlier, on Purdue’s go-ahead touchdown, running back D.J. Knox was penalized for excessive celebration. Convinced his offense was out of range for a 2-point conversion after the penalty, Brohm settled for the kick and a meaningless two-point lead. Eastern Michigan’s field goal in the final seconds was the difference. On Monday, Brohm called the debacle “an embarrassing loss” and promised consequences for future transgressions. Purdue is a Big Ten-worst minus-4 in turnover margin. Only 10 teams in the country have more penalty yards than Purdue’s 180. “We’re going to make sure from here

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on out everyone is held accountable every step they make, 24 hours a day, on the practice field,” he said. “And what they may think is something small has been costing us. And really, they’re silly, silly mistakes that there’s no use for them. … There has to be consequences for their actions. And if guys are getting 15-yard penalties, they’re out the game. If we see something close to that, that’s not a penalty, they’re coming out of the game. We have to do it in practice, address it in practice and make sure that they’re training themselves every day to understand you can’t be silly, I guess is a nice way of putting it. “When good things happen, we need to celebrate with our guys only and get back to the next play.” “We’ve got a lot of growing up to do,” he added. As Odom pointed out this week, a play here or there and Purdue could be 2-0 and cruising into Saturday’s rematch as the team with momentum. Plus, there’s no shortage of firepower in Brohm’s offense. Brohm hasn’t settled on a permanent quarterback between David Blough and Elijah Sindelar, but the Boilermakers lead the nation in rushing yards per carry (8.1) and produced two 100-yard rushers Saturday, Knox and Markell Jones. Moore, a 5-foot-9 freshman, is Purdue’s triple threat as a receiver, rusher and kickoff return specialist. Odom said the slot receiver’s game footage “looks like it’s in fast forward.” “Wherever he is on the field we better know about it because he can go from anywhere,” Odom said. “They do a lot of things, being able to get a right call depending on what you’re showing defensively. Their two tailbacks, I’m overly impressed with the way they run. They run

SATURDAY’S GAMES 11 a.m.

UTEP at Tennessee, SEC Net.

11 a.m.

Murray State at Kentucky, SEC Net. alt.

1:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Notre Dame, KSDK (5) 2:30 p.m. LSU at Auburn, KMOV (4) 3 p.m.

Colorado St. at Florida, SEC Net.

3 p.m.

North Texas at Arkansas, SEC Net. alt.

6 p.m.

Alabama at Ole Miss, ESPN

6:15 p.m. Middle Tenn. at Georgia, ESPN2 6:30 p.m. La.-Monroe at Texas A&M, SEC Net. 6:30 p.m. Louisiana at Mississippi St., SEC Net. alt. 6:30 p.m. Missouri at Purdue, BTN Canceled, hurricane: Marshall at So. Carolina

STANDINGS Conf.

All games

East

W

L

W

L

PF

Georgia

1

0

2

0

86

17

Kentucky

1

0

2

0

62

36 27

PA

Missouri

0

0

2

0

91

Vanderbilt

0

0

2

0

76

17

Florida

0

1

1

1

69

33

South Carolina

0

1

1

1

66

56

Tennessee

0

0

1

1

73

43

West

W

L

W

L

PF

PA

Alabama

0

0

2

0

108

21

Auburn

0

0

2

0

84

25

LSU

0

0

2

0

64

17

Mississippi St.

0

0

2

0

94

16

Mississippi

0

0

2

0

123

68

Arkansas

0

0

1

1

82

54

Texas A&M

0

0

1

1

85

35

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BASEBALL

B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10

Str Home Away

Chicago

84 61 .579

— 4-6

Milwaukee

84 63

.571

1

8-2 W-1

L-1 45-26

45-27 39-36

Cardinals

81 65 .555

5-5

39-32

42-33

8½ 6-4 W-1 40-34

32-39

L-1

39-35

Pittsburgh

72 73 .497

12

Cincinnati

63 84 .429

22

18½ 4-6

L-1 36-40 27-44

EAST

W

GB WCGB L10

Str Home Away

Atlanta

82 64 .562

Philadelphia 74

L

Pct

71 .510

Washington

74 72 .507

8

— 6-4 W-5 6½

2-8

L-5 43-29

7 6-4 W-5

37-36

L-1 30-42

35-36

New York

65 78 .455 15½

14½ 6-4

57 86 .399 23½

22½ 4-6 W-1

WEST

W

Pct

GB WCGB L10

31-42

37-36

Miami

L

37-34 45-30

34-41 23-45

Str Home Away

Colorado

80 65 .552

7-3 W-1 40-33 40-32

Los Angeles

79 67 .541

2

5-5 W-1 39-36

Arizona

77 69 .527

4

L-1

37-35 40-34

San Francisco 68 79 .463 12½

13½ 0-10 L-11

39-33 29-46

San Diego

22½

27-45

59 88 .401 21½

3-7

40-31

5-5 W-3

ROUNDUP

BOX SCORES

Brewers beat Cubs, trail by just a game

INTERLEAGUE Padres 5, Mariners 4

Curtis Granderson and Lorenzo Cain had three-hit games as the Milwaukee Brewers pulled away for a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday at Wrigley. The Brewers are just one game back of the Cub sin the NL Central. Milwaukee was up 2-1 in the ninth when Granderson hit a solo homer. Later, Mike Moustakas drove in two with a double. The Cubs managed only six hits. Dodgers 8, Reds 1 • Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner drove in three runs each, and Los Angeles won in Cincinnati to avoid a season sweep by the last-place Reds. Joc Pederson homered for the Dodgers, with Grandal getting three hits. Braves 2, Giants 1 • Pinchhitter Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, and visiting Atlanta moved closer to clinching the NL East title. It was the fifth consecutive win for the Braves. Rockies 5, D’backs 4 • DJ LeMahieu’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth won it for Colorado. Nats 5, Phillies 1 • Stephen Strasburg threw seven impressive innings, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto homered and visiting Washington completed a three-game sweep of freefalling Philadelphia.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0 • Boston reached 100 wins for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II in the 1946 season, beating Toronto at Fenway Park as David Price won his sixth straight decision. Price allowed three hits and struck out seven. Unbeaten in 11 starts since July 1, Price left with a lead earned when Rafael Devers scampered home on a wild pitch in the fifth inning. Rays 3, Indians 1 • Blake Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and picked up his major leagueleading 19th win, leading Tampa Bay past visiting Cleveland. A’s 10, Orioles 0 • Matt Olson homered during a 10-run third inning in which the first 11 Oakland batters reached base, and the visitors beat Baltimore for their sixth straight win. Oakland totaled 10 hits and two walks in its biggest inning of the year. Astros 5, Tigers 4 • George Springer made a diving catch in the eighth inning to help preserve Houston’s lead, and the Astros swept a seriesin Detroit for the first time, wrapping up a three-game set. It was the 13th series sweep of the season for the Astros, who have won 10 of 11 games. Twins 3, Yankees 1 • Jake Odirizzi (Highland High) had a no-hitter through 7 1/3 innings before giving up a hit as Minnesota posted a rare series win over visiting New York.

INTERLEAGUE

Padres 5, Mariners 4 • Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe hit long home runs, and visiting San Diego beat fast-sinking Seattle to finish off a two-game sweep. Associated Press

32-43

San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mejia dh 4 1 1 0 0 1 .238 2-Pirela pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 5 1 2 1 0 1 .258 Myers 3b Renfroe lf 5 1 1 2 0 0 .258 Hosmer 1b 5 1 0 0 0 1 .251 3 0 1 0 0 0 .266 Reyes rf 1-Jankowski pr-rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .262 Hedges c 4 1 2 2 0 0 .242 Galvis ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .232 Margot cf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .247 Spangenberg 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .230 Totals 37 5 8 5 2 5 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Haniger rf-cf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .276 Cano 2b 4 0 0 1 0 1 .280 Cruz dh 3 1 2 1 1 1 .263 Healy 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .246 Seager 3b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .216 Negron lf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .250 d-Gordon ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .270 Beckham ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .205 e-Span ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 Freitas c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .209 2 0 0 0 0 1 .275 a-Gamel ph-rf Heredia cf 2 1 1 0 0 0 .221 b-Vogelbach ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 c-Zunino ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .191 f-Herrmann ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235 34 4 8 4 2 13 Totals San Diego 021 020 000 — 5 8 0 Seattle 000 030 001 — 4 8 3 a-struck out for Freitas in the 7th. b-pinch hit for Heredia in the 7th. c-struck out for Vogelbach in the 7th. d-singled for Negron in the 9th. e-out on fielder’s choice for Beckham in the 9th. f-struck out for Zunino in the 9th. 1-ran for Reyes in the 6th. 2-ran for Mejia in the 9th. E: Seager 2 (14), Beckham (1). LOB: San Diego 8, Seattle 5. 2B: Myers (20), Cruz (17). 3B: Haniger (4). HR: Hedges (13), off LeBlanc; Renfroe (22), off LeBlanc; Cruz (35), off Lucchesi; Seager (21), off Yates. RBIs: Myers (34), Renfroe 2 (60), Hedges 2 (36), Haniger (86), Cano (34), Cruz (86), Seager (73). SB: Jankowski (24), Span (9). CS: Galvis (6). RLISP: San Diego 5 (Mejia 2, Hosmer, Reyes, Margot); Seattle 3 (Beckham 2, Herrmann). GIDP: Healy. DP: San Diego 1 (Spangenberg, Galvis, Hosmer). San Diego IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lucchesi, W, 8-8 5 6 3 3 2 3 86 3.67 Wingenter, 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 3.86 1/ 0 1 4 2.29 3 0 0 0 Stock, Castillo, 1 0 0 0 0 3 16 2.45 2/ 0 0 0 0 2 7 2.52 Stammen, 3 Yates, S, 9-10 1 2 1 1 0 1 17 2.06 Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA LeBlanc, L, 8-4 5 4 5 2 1 2 83 3.56 Pazos 1 2 0 0 1 2 21 2.95 Warren 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 3.40 Cook 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 5.54 2/ 0 0 14 2.70 Festa 3 1 0 0 1/ 0 0 2 4.27 Duke 3 0 0 0 Inherited runners-scored: Duke 2-0. HBP: Festa (Mejia). T: 3:07. A: 17,164.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Athletics 10, Orioles 0 Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Laureano cf 5 1 3 0 1 1 .293 Chapman 3b 4 1 2 3 0 0 .282 a-Pinder ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .253 Lowrie 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .274 b-Barreto ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242 K.Davis dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250 d-Joyce ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .201 Olson 1b 4 1 2 3 0 0 .241 e-Canha ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Piscotty rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .269 f-Fowler ph-rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .223 4 1 1 0 1 1 .259 Semien ss Martini lf 4 2 2 0 1 0 .274 Lucroy c 4 1 2 2 0 0 .243 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 g-Taylor ph-c Totals 42 10 15 10 4 8 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mullins cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .240 Villar 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .269 Valera 2b-ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .196 2 0 1 0 0 0 .239 Mancini dh c-Sisco ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 .184 Jones rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 Andreoli lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 C.Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .174 Joseph 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 Beckham ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .224 Nunez 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 Stewart lf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wynns c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Peterson 3b-2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .201 Totals 28 0 1 0 1 5 Oakland 0010 000 000 — 10 15 1 Baltimore 000 000 000 — 0 1 0 a-struck out for Chapman in the 7th. b-struck out for Lowrie in the 7th. c-struck out for Mancini in the 7th. d-lined out for K.Davis in the 8th. e-lined out for Olson in the 8th. f-walked for Piscotty in the 8th. g-struck out for Lucroy in the 9th. E: Lowrie (4). LOB: Oakland 9, Baltimore 2. 2B: Laureano (8), Chapman (39). 3B: Laureano (1). HR: Olson (26), off Cashner. RBIs: Chapman 3 (63), Lowrie (90), K.Davis (110), Olson 3 (72), Lucroy 2 (47). SB: Laureano (5). RLISP: Oakland 6 (K.Davis 3, Semien, Lucroy, Barreto). GIDP: Beckham. DP: Oakland 1 (Chapman, Lowrie, Olson). Oakland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hendriks 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 5.94 Mengden, W, 7-6 5 0 0 0 1 3 56 4.06 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 5.06 Dull Wendelken 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.84 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.00 Brooks Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cashner, L, 4-15 2 8 8 8 1 1 52 5.29 1 3 2 2 1 1 32 8.10 Carroll 3 3 0 0 1 2 54 3.86 Gilmartin 2 1 0 0 1 2 30 6.28 Meisinger 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 3.86 Fry Cashner pitched to 8 batters in the 3rd. Inherited runners-scored: Carroll 1-1. WP: Carroll, Meisinger. T: 2:39. A: 10,480.

Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McKinney rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .329 Travis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .235 Gurriel Jr. ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Morales dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .254 Solarte 3b 3 0 2 0 0 0 .236 1-Diaz pr-3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 b-Smoak ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .246 2-Urena pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 3 0 0 0 0 2 .240 Hernandez lf c-Smith Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .241 3 0 1 0 0 2 .409 Tellez 1b Jansen c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .263 Davis cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247 a-Pillar ph-cf Totals 31 0 4 0 2 10 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .340 Benintendi lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .291 Martinez dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 .329 Bogaerts ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .289 Moreland 1b 1 0 0 0 2 0 .250 Devers 3b 3 1 0 0 0 1 .238 Holt 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .261 Leon c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .184 Bradley Jr. cf 2 0 1 0 1 1 .231 Totals 26 1 4 0 5 6 Toronto 000 000 000 — 0 4 0 Boston 000 010 00x — 1 4 0 a-struck out for Davis in the 8th. b-pinch hit for Diaz in the 9th. c-struck out for Hernandez in the 9th. 1-ran for Solarte in the 7th. 2-ran for Smoak in the 9th. LOB: Toronto 6, Boston 6. 2B: Tellez (7), Bradley Jr. (28). SB: Betts (28), Holt (7), Bradley Jr. (14). RLISP: Toronto 2 (Travis 2); Boston 4 (Betts, Bogaerts 3). GIDP: Holt. DP: Toronto 1 (Travis, Gurriel Jr., Tellez). Toronto IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sanchez, L, 4-6 7 3 1 1 3 6 91 4.90 Clippard 1 1 0 0 2 0 25 3.68 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Price, W, 15-6 7 3 0 0 0 7 92 3.42 Wright, 1 1 0 0 1 1 15 3.00 Kimbrel, S, 39-44 1 0 0 0 1 2 20 2.37 WP: Sanchez 2. PB: Leon (12). T: 2:41. A: 35,178.

Wednesday Pittsburgh 4, Cardinals 3 LA Dodgers 8, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 2, San Francisco 1 San Diego 5, Seattle 4 Washington 5, Philadelphia 1 Milwaukee 5, Cubs 1 Colorado 5, Arizona 4 Miami at NY Mets, 1st game, late Miami at NY Mets, 2nd game ppd. Tuesday Cardinals 11, Pittsburgh 5 Washington 7, Philadelphia 6, 10 inn. Washington 3, Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati 3, LA Dodgers 1 Miami 5, NY Mets 3 Cubs 3, Milwaukee 0 Arizona 6, Colorado 3 San Diego 2, Seattle 1 Atlanta 4, San Francisco 1

Astros 5, Tigers 4 Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Springer rf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .261 5 1 2 3 0 1 .296 Bregman 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .277 Gurriel 2b-1b White 1b 2 0 0 1 0 0 .303 Reddick lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Correa ss 3 1 0 0 1 0 .239 Gonzalez lf-2b 4 0 2 1 0 1 .246 4 0 0 0 0 2 .226 Gattis dh Maldonado c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .224 Marisnick cf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .208 Totals 34 5 9 5 2 5 AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Detroit Candelario 3b 4 1 0 0 1 3 .227 Stewart lf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .250 Castellanos dh 4 1 1 2 0 1 .294 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236 Goodrum ss 2 0 0 0 1 2 .214 Rodriguez ss Mahtook rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .210 Adduci 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .284 McCann c 4 1 1 1 0 2 .221 3 0 0 0 1 1 .255 Lugo 2b Reyes cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .237 Totals 33 4 5 4 5 14 Houston 001 040 000 — 5 9 1 Detroit 001 100 200 — 4 5 1 E: Correa (6), Rodriguez (9). LOB: Houston 6, Detroit 7. 2B: Bregman (50), Gonzalez (23), Stewart (1). HR: McCann (8), off Cole; Castellanos (21), off James. RBIs: Bregman 3 (100), White (38), Gonzalez (61), Castellanos 2 (81), Mahtook (22), McCann (35). CS: Marisnick (2). SF: White. RLISP: Houston 4 (Bregman, Correa 2, Gattis); Detroit 3 (Goodrum, Adduci, Reyes). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Houston Cole, W, 14-5 5 3 2 2 4 9 99 2.88 3 2 2 2 1 4 38 4.22 James, Pressly, S, 1-7 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 2.71 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Norris, L, 0-4 42/3 8 5 5 1 3 89 6.14 Baez 21/3 1 0 0 0 0 30 0.00 Reininger 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 6.92 Greene 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 4.78 Inherited runners-scored: Baez 1-0. HBP: Norris (White). Umpires: Home, Gerry Davis; First, Pat Hoberg; Second, Brian Knight; Third, Roberto Ortiz. T: 3:09. A: 22,666.

Rays 3, Indians 1 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .283 Diaz 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .297 Ramirez 2b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .280 Encarnacion dh 2 0 0 0 1 1 .235 Guyer lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .202 Cabrera rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Davis cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .238 a-Allen ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Perez c 1 0 0 0 1 1 .156 b-Alonso ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .237 1-Rosales pr-3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gonzalez 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 c-Donaldson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 Haase c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 27 1 1 1 3 12 Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Smith rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .303 Wendle 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .293 Pham lf 3 1 1 0 1 2 .263 Choi dh 4 1 2 2 0 2 .280 Lowe 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 .244 d-Adames ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Kiermaier cf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .225 Bauers 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .191 Sucre c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .186 Velazquez ss-2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .400 Totals 30 3 7 3 2 7 Cleveland 000 000 100 — 1 1 0 Tampa Bay 200 100 00x — 3 7 0 a-struck out for Davis in the 8th. b-walked for Perez in the 8th. c-grounded out for Gonzalez in the 8th. d-struck out for Lowe in the 8th. 1-ran for Alonso in the 8th. LOB: Cleveland 2, Tampa Bay 6. 3B: Lowe (1), Kiermaier (8). HR: Ramirez (38), off Snell; Choi (9), off Carrasco. RBIs: Ramirez (99), Choi 2 (29), Kiermaier (28). SB: Smith 2 (33). SF: Kiermaier. RLISP: Tampa Bay 4 (Pham, Choi 2, Sucre). GIDP: Donaldson. DP: Tampa Bay 1 (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers). Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Carrasco, L, 16-9 7 6 3 3 2 5 101 3.43 Miller 1 1 0 0 0 2 12 3.12 Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Snell, W, 19-5 7 1 1 1 2 9 104 2.03 Roe, 1 0 0 0 1 1 11 3.77 Alvarado, S, 8-11 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 2.14 WP: Carrasco. Umpires: Home, Paul Nauert; First, Scott Barry; Second, Carlos Torres; Third, Mark Carlson. T: 2:20. A: 10,654.

M 1 • THUrSDAy • 09.13.2018

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away

Cleveland

82

64 .562

Minnesota

67

78 .462 14½

Detroit

59

87 .404

23

30 5-5

L-4 36-38 23-49

Chicago

56

89 .386 25½

32½ 2-8

L-7 28-47 28-42

Kansas City

49

95 .340

EAST Boston

W

L

Pct

32

46 .685

New York

90

56 .616

10

Tampa Bay

80

65 .552 19½

Toronto

65

80 .448 34½

Baltimore

41 104 .283 58½

WEST

W

Pct

L-1 44-28 38-36 43-31 24-47

39 6-4 W-2 27-45 22-50

GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away

100

L

— 5-5

21½ 4-6 W-2

7-3 W-3

— 4-6

51-20 49-26

L-2 48-24 42-32

8½ 8-2 W-1 46-25 34-40 23½ 4-6

L-2

47½

L-6 24-46

1-9

37-37 28-43 17-58

GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away

Houston

92

54 .630

Oakland

89

57 .610

3

— 8-2 W-6 46-29 43-28

9-1 W-3 40-32

Seattle

79

66 .545 12½

Los Angeles

72

73 .497 19½

16½ 6-4 W-1

Texas

62

83 .428 29½

26½ 4-6

NATIONAL LEAGUE Braves 2, Giants 1 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Acuna lf 4 0 1 0 1 2 .290 4 1 1 0 0 1 .273 Albies 2b 4 0 2 1 0 1 .307 Freeman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .306 Markakis rf Suzuki c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 Culberson 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .281 Inciarte cf 3 0 2 0 0 1 .260 Swanson ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .244 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Sanchez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 b-Tucker ph c-Duvall ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .193 Biddle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Winkler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Flowers ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .232 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 1-Adams pr Venters p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 33 2 8 2 3 9 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Panik 2b 5 1 3 0 0 0 .248 Hanson lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .259 1 0 0 0 0 1 .270 f-Slater ph 3 0 2 1 2 0 .248 Longoria 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .255 Belt 1b Crawford ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Hundley c 3 0 2 0 1 0 .237 Blanco rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .229 Hernandez cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .240 1 0 0 0 1 1 .060 Holland p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 a-Pence ph Moronta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Watson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Melancon p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --d-Shaw ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .048 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Smith p Totals 31 1 7 1 7 7 Atlanta 000 001 001 — 2 8 1 San Francisco 001 000 000 — 1 7 0 a-popped out for Holland in the 6th. b-pinch hit for Sanchez in the 7th. c-popped out for Tucker in the 7th. d-struck out for Melancon in the 8th. e-singled for Winkler in the 9th. f-struck out for Hanson in the 9th. 1-ran for Flowers in the 9th. E: Biddle (2). LOB: Atlanta 8, San Francisco 11. 2B: Albies (38), Inciarte (23), Longoria (23). RBIs: Freeman (85), Flowers (24), Longoria (50). S: Inciarte, Hanson. RLISP: Atlanta 5 (Albies 2, Suzuki 3); San Francisco 3 (Crawford 2, Pence). GIDP: Panik, Crawford. DP: Atlanta 2 (Albies, Swanson, Freeman), (Albies, Swanson, Freeman). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Atlanta 6 6 1 1 5 4 99 3.01 Sanchez 1 1 0 0 1 1 13 2.44 Biddle Winkler, W, 3-0 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 3.07 Venters, S, 3-4 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.67 San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Holland 6 5 1 1 1 7 94 3.46 Moronta 0 1 0 0 2 0 14 2.66 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.79 Watson Melancon 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 2.76 Smith, L, 2-3 1 2 1 1 0 1 16 1.88 Moronta pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: Watson 3-0. WP: Sanchez. T: 2:59. A: 38,156.

Nationals 5, Phillies 1

Twins 3, Yankees 1

Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Eaton rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .296 4 1 1 0 0 0 .267 Turner ss Harper cf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .249 Rendon 3b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .298 4 1 1 1 0 1 .305 Soto lf Zimmerman 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .266 Wieters c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .234 3 0 0 0 1 2 .238 Difo 2b Strasburg p 3 0 0 0 0 1 .108 Glover p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --e-Stevenson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Suero p Totals 35 5 9 5 1 9 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 0 0 0 0 2 .256 Hernandez 2b Hoskins lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .252 3 0 0 0 0 2 .256 Williams rf d-Bautista ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 Santana 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .229 Cabrera 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .265 4 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Herrera cf Crawford ss 4 1 3 1 0 1 .220 Alfaro c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .257 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 b-Knapp ph-c Nola p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .054 a-Bour ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .229 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Rios p Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Cozens ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 De Los Santos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 32 1 5 1 1 10 Washington 300 101 000 — 5 9 0 Philadelphia 000 010 000 — 1 5 0 a-struck out for Nola in the 5th. b-flied out for Alfaro in the 7th. c-struck out for Davis in the 7th. d-out on fielder’s choice for Williams in the 8th. e-struck out for Glover in the 9th. LOB: Washington 4, Philadelphia 6. 2B: Eaton (16), Rendon 2 (39), Santana (27). HR: Harper (33), off Nola; Zimmerman (13), off Nola; Soto (19), off Davis; Crawford (3), off Strasburg. RBIs: Harper 2 (94), Soto (61), Zimmerman 2 (47), Crawford (9). RLISP: Washington 2 (Turner, Zimmerman); Philadelphia 2 (Herrera, Alfaro). GIDP: Strasburg. DP: Philadelphia 1 (Hernandez, Crawford, Santana). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Washington Strasburg, W, 8-7 7 5 1 1 0 9 101 3.87 Glover 1 0 0 0 1 0 23 2.84 Suero 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 3.24 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Nola, L, 16-5 5 6 4 4 1 5 74 2.42 1/ 3 5.62 3 0 0 0 0 0 Rios Davis 12/3 2 1 1 0 2 28 3.64 De Los Santos 2 1 0 0 0 2 38 5.14 HBP: Strasburg (Alfaro). T: 2:56. A: 20,258.

New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McCutchen rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .249 Hicks cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .244 Andujar 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .299 Stanton lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .264 Gregorius ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .267 Sanchez c 2 0 0 0 1 1 .186 Voit dh 2 1 0 0 1 1 .289 Bird 1b 3 0 1 1 0 1 .196 Torres 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .275 Totals 29 1 2 1 3 7 Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mauer 1b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .274 Polanco ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .277 Rosario dh 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 Grossman lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Forsythe 2b 3 0 0 0 0 2 .235 Cave cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 .261 Garver c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 Astudillo c 3 1 1 1 0 0 .277 Kepler rf 3 1 2 1 0 0 .231 Adrianza 3b 3 0 1 1 0 1 .251 Totals 30 3 7 3 0 8 New York 000 000 010 — 1 2 0 Minnesota 000 001 20x — 3 7 0 LOB: New York 4, Minnesota 3. 2B: Bird (15), Cave (13), Kepler (29), Adrianza (16). RBIs: Bird (36), Kepler (50), Adrianza (33), Astudillo (9). SB: Sanchez (1). RLISP: New York 3 (McCutchen, Gregorius, Bird); Minnesota 3 (Rosario 2, Adrianza). GIDP: Polanco. DP: New York 1 (Severino, Gregorius, Bird). New York IPHRERBBSO NP ERA Severino, L, 17-8 52/3 4 1 1 0 5 83 3.46 Robertson 11/3 3 2 2 0 2 32 2.98 Britton 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 3.71 Minnesota IPHRERBBSO NP ERA 1/ Odorizzi, W, 6-10 7 3 1 1 1 3 5120 4.41 1/ Rogers, 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 2.90 Hildenberger, S, 6-8 11/3 1 0 0 0 1 204.06 Inherited runners-scored: Robertson 2-0, Rogers 1-0, Hildenberger 1-0. WP: Severino. Umpires: Home, Sean Barber; First, Quinn Wolcott; Second, Marvin Hudson; Third, James Hoye. T: 2:46. A: 24,134.

Oct. 2-3: Wild-card games. Oct. 4: Division Series start. Oct. 12: League Championship Series start. Oct. 23: World Series starts. November TBA: Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8: General managers’ meetings, Carlsbad, Calif. Nov. 8-15: All-Star tour of Japan. Nov. 14-15: Owners’ meetings, Atlanta. Nov. 26-29: Major League Baseball Players Association executive board meeting, Irving, Texas. Nov. 30: Last day for teams to offer 2019 contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. Dec. 9: Hall of Fame Today’s Game committee vote announced, Las Vegas. Dec. 10-13: Winter meetings, Las Vegas. 2019 Jan. 11: Salary arbitration figures exchanged. Feb. 1-20: Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 13: Voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 18: Voluntary reporting date for other players. Feb. 23: Mandatory reporting date. March 20-21: Opening series, Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. March 28: Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players. April 13-14: St. Louis vs. Cincinnati at Monterrey, Mexico. May 4-5: Houston vs. Los Angeles Angels at Monterrey, Mexico. June TBA: Amateur draft. June 29-30: New York Yankees vs. Boston at London. June 15: International amater signing period closes. July 2: International amateur signing period opens. July 9: All-Star Game at Cleveland July 31: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug. 18: Pittsburgh vs. Chicago Cubs at Williamsport, Pa.

MLB CALENDAR

9½ 4-6

L-2

52-22

Wednesday Tampa Bay 3, Cleveland 1 Houston 5, Detroit 4 San Diego 5, Seattle 4 Oakland 10, Baltimore 0 Boston 1, Toronto 0 Minnesota 3, NY Yankees 1 White Sox at Kansas City, late Texas at LA Angels, late Tuesday Houston 5, Detroit 4 Oakland 3, Baltimore 2 Boston 7, Toronto 2 Cleveland 2, Tampa Bay 0 Minnesota 10, NY Yankees 5 Kansas City 6, White Sox 3 LA Angels 1, Texas 0 San Diego 2, Seattle 1

41-33 38-33 35-35

37-38

L-1 32-43 30-40

Dodgers 8, Reds 1 Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pederson lf 3 2 2 1 0 0 .245 d-Taylor ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Floro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Utley ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 Venditte p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Fields p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --g-Dozier ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 Jansen p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Turner 3b 5 1 2 3 0 0 .311 Machado ss 4 0 0 0 1 0 .298 Muncy 1b 3 2 1 0 2 1 .254 Grandal c 5 0 3 3 0 1 .239 Bellinger cf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .257 Hernandez 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Puig rf 4 2 3 0 1 1 .264 Stripling p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .067 Rosscup p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --a-Toles ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231 Ferguson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 c-Freese ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .289 Verdugo lf 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250 Totals 39 8 11 7 7 8 Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Schebler rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .274 Peraza ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .293 Votto 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .282 Suarez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Gennett 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .321 2 0 0 0 0 2 .252 Barnhart c Federowicz c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Williams lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .294 DeSclafani p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .158 Peralta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Herrera ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .179 Garrett p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wisler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 f-Dixon ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .193 Reyes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Stephens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hamilton cf 3 0 2 0 0 0 .241 Totals 31 1 5 1 1 11 Los Angeles 000 242 000 — 8 11 0 Cincinnati 100 000 000 — 1 5 1 a-struck out for Rosscup in the 5th. b-struck out for Peralta in the 5th. c-walked for Ferguson in the 6th. d-struck out for Pederson in the 6th. e-grounded out for Floro in the 7th. f-struck out for Wisler in the 7th. g-popped out for Fields in the 9th. E: Gennett (10). LOB: Los Angeles 11, Cincinnati 4. 2B: Pederson (23), Turner (24), Grandal (19), Puig (20), Hamilton (15). 3B: Hamilton (8). HR: Pederson (21), off DeSclafani; Peraza (11), off Stripling. RBIs: Pederson (50), Turner 3 (46), Grandal 3 (67), Peraza (53). SB: Puig (15). CS: Schebler (2). RLISP: Los Angeles 6 (Bellinger 2, Hernandez 2, Utley, Dozier); Cincinnati 2 (Schebler, Votto). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Los Angeles 31/3 3 1 1 1 4 51 2.61 Stripling 2/ 1 7 4.35 Rosscup 3 0 0 0 0 Ferguson, W, 6-2 1 1 0 0 0 3 18 3.55 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 2.19 Floro 2/ 1 11 3.18 Venditte 3 1 0 0 0 1/ Fields 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.19 Jansen 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 2.84 Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA DeSclafani, L, 7-5 42/3 5 6 5 3 5 89 4.80 1/ Peralta 3 1 0 0 0 0 16 4.75 2/ 2 1 23 4.47 Garrett 3 2 2 2 Wisler 11/3 2 0 0 0 1 22 4.59 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 0.00 Reyes 1 1 0 0 1 1 18 5.67 Stephens IRS: Fields 1-0, Peralta 2-2, Wisler 3-1. WP: Garrett. T: 3:10. A: 15,633.

Brewers 5, Cubs 1 Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Granderson rf 4 3 3 1 0 0 .252 Yelich lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .313 5 1 3 1 0 0 .314 Cain cf Shaw 2b-1b 2 0 0 1 2 1 .240 Moustakas 3b 5 0 1 2 0 0 .252 5 0 1 0 0 2 .260 Perez ss-2b Thames 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .223 Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 f-Braun ph Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Pina c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .251 1 0 0 0 0 1 .272 e-Aguilar ph Kratz c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Anderson p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 a-Saladino ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .263 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Santana ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .253 Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Arcia ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 Totals 36 5 11 5 4 8 AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Chicago Murphy 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .288 Bryant lf-3b 3 0 2 1 1 1 .277 Rizzo 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .277 Zobrist rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .311 Baez 3b-ss 3 0 0 0 1 2 .292 Almora cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .288 Contreras c-lf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .258 Hendricks p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .073 b-La Stella ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .272 Rosario p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Caratini ph-c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Russell ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .256 Edwards Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Norwood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 32 1 6 1 3 10 Milwaukee 101 000 003 — 5 11 1 Chicago 000 010 000 — 1 6 2 a-struck out for Anderson in the 5th. b-singled, advanced to 2nd for Hendricks in the 5th. c-doubled for Knebel in the 7th. d-grounded out for Chavez in the 7th. e-struck out for Pina in the 8th. f-flied out for Hader in the 9th. E: Perez (4), Baez (13), Almora (3). LOB: Milwaukee 11, Chicago 7. 2B: Santana (12), Bryant (25). 3B: Granderson (2). HR: Granderson (13), off Cishek. RBIs: Granderson (38), Cain (36), Shaw (78), Moustakas 2 (87), Bryant (47). SB: Yelich 2 (19), Cain (27). CS: Baez (9). SF: Shaw. RLISP: Milwaukee 7 (Cain 2, Moustakas 2, Thames, Aguilar, Braun); Chicago 2 (Rizzo, Russell). GIDP: Pina. DP: Chicago 1 (Baez, Murphy, Rizzo). Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Anderson 4 2 0 0 3 4 71 3.85 1/ 1 0 0 5 3.57 3 1 1 Barnes 2/ Knebel 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 24 4.34 Soria, 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 3.40 Hader, W, 6-1 1 1 0 0 0 3 14 2.05 Jeffress 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1.39 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hendricks, L, 11-11 5 5 2 2 1 5 77 3.71 Rosario 1 1 0 0 0 1 13 3.27 Chavez 1 1 0 0 1 0 17 2.81 2/ 1 1 17 2.28 Edwards Jr. 3 1 0 0 2/ 1 0 1 10 2.34 Cishek 3 1 1 Kintzler 0 1 2 2 1 0 11 4.76 1/ 3 7.75 Duensing 3 1 0 0 0 0 1/ 2 5.62 Norwood 3 0 0 0 0 0 Kintzler pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. IRS: Knebel 1-1, Cishek 2-0, Duensing 3-2, Norwood 2-0. HBP: Hendricks (Granderson), Kintzler (Yelich). T: 3:14. A: 40,234.

Thursday’s pitching matchups NL

Pitcher

Time W-L ERA

LA StL

Kershaw (L) Gomber (L)

6:15

Ari Col

Buchholz (R) Freeland (L)

7-2 2.01 2:10 14-7 2.91

Mia Brigham (R) NY Vargas (L)

7-5 2.42 5-0 2.93

2:10

0-1 9.00 2-4 6.75

Chi Montgomery (L) Was Ross (R) 3:05

4-5 3.85 0-0 —

Mia Alcantara (R) NY Matz (L)

6:10

2-0 0.75 5-11 4.17

AL

Pitcher

Time W-L ERA

Oak Anderson (L) Bal Bundy (R)

3-4 4.02 6:05 7-14 5.58

Tor Gaviglio (R) Bos Rodriguez (L)

3-8 5.25 6:10 12-4 3.64

Min Gonsalves (L) KC Fillmyer (R)

7:15

0-2 11.68 2-1 4.75

Sea Leake (R) LA Shoemaker (R) 9:07

9-9 4.11 2-0 3.45

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MLB LEADERS * Through Tuesday’s games

NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING: Gennett, Cincinnati, .321; Yelich, Milwaukee, .313; Zobrist, Chicago, .312; Cain, Milwaukee, .311; Markakis, Atlanta, .308; Freeman, Atlanta, .305; Martinez, Cardinals, .305; Goldschmidt, Arizona, .299; Peralta, Arizona, .297; Arenado, Colorado, .296. RUNS: Blackmon, Colorado, 107; Carpenter, Cardinals, 98; Yelich, Milwaukee, 98; Albies, Atlanta, 95; Arenado, Colorado, 93; Harper, Washington, 92; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 91; Baez, Chicago, 90; Freeman, Atlanta, 89; Turner, Washington, 89. RBI: Suarez, Cincinnati, 101; Baez, Chicago, 100; Story, Colorado, 100; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 97; Arenado, Colorado, 97; Harper, Washington, 92; Rizzo, Chicago, 92; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 89; Gennett, Cincinnati, 88; Markakis, Atlanta, 88. HITS: Markakis, Atlanta, 174; Gennett, Cincinnati, 172; Freeman, Atlanta, 171; Peraza, Cincinnati, 167; Yelich, Milwaukee, 162; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 161; Story, Colorado, 161; Blackmon, Colorado, 159; Albies, Atlanta, 158; Turner, Washington, 158. DOUBLES: Carpenter, Cardinals, 40; Markakis, Atlanta, 40; Story, Colorado, 40; Freeman, Atlanta, 38; Albies, Atlanta, 37; Rendon, Washington, 37; Baez, Chicago, 36; Cabrera, Philadelphia, 35; 3 tied at 32. TRIPLES: KMarte, Arizona, 11; Baez, Chicago, 9; Desmond, Colorado, 8; Nimmo, New York, 8; Rosario, New York, 8; CTaylor, Los Angeles, 8; Bellinger, Los Angeles, 7; Difo, Washington, 7; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 7; 4 tied at 6. HOME RUNS: Carpenter, Cardinals, 35; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 33; Arenado, Colorado, 32; Harper, Washington, 32; Muncy, Los Angeles, 32; Story, Colorado, 32; Suarez, Cincinnati, 32; Aguilar, Milwaukee, 31; Baez, Chicago, 30; Hoskins, Philadelphia, 30. STOLEN BASES: Turner, Washington, 37; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 31; Hamilton, Cincinnati, 30; Cain, Milwaukee, 26; Inciarte, Atlanta, 25; Story, Colorado, 25; MTaylor, Washington, 24; Jankowski, San Diego, 23; Peraza, Cincinnati, 22; Baez, Chicago, 21. PITCHING: Scherzer, Washington, 17-6; Nola, Philadelphia, 16-4; Lester, Chicago, 15-6; Mikolas, Cardinals, 15-4; Chacin, Milwaukee, 14-7; Freeland, Colorado, 14-7; Godley, Arizona, 14-9; Greinke, Arizona, 14-9; Quintana, Chicago, 13-9; 4 tied at 12. ERA: deGrom, New York, 1.71; Nola, Philadelphia, 2.29; Scherzer, Washington, 2.31; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 2.66; Freeland, Colorado, 2.91; Mikolas, Cardinals, 2.99; Corbin, Arizona, 3.01; Greinke, Arizona, 3.11; Williams, Pittsburgh, 3.28; Wheeler, New York, 3.39. STRIKEOUTS: Scherzer, Washington, 271; deGrom, New York, 239; Corbin, Arizona, 223; Nola, Philadelphia, 196; Marquez, Colorado, 195; Foltynewicz, Atlanta, 186; Greinke, Arizona, 185; Godley, Arizona, 174; Pivetta, Philadelphia, 173; 2 tied at 168.

AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING: Betts, Boston, .340; Martinez, Boston, .331; Trout, Los Angeles, .318; Altuve, Houston, .318; Segura, Seattle, .310; Brantley, Cleveland, .307; Smith, Tampa Bay, .303; Merrifield, Kansas City, .303; Andujar, New York, .299; Duffy, Tampa Bay, .297. RUNS: Lindor, Cleveland, 119; Betts, Boston, 117; Martinez, Boston, 105; Benintendi, Boston, 99; Bregman, Houston, 99; Ramirez, Cleveland, 97; Trout, Los Angeles, 93; Stanton, New York, 90; Chapman, Oakland, 89; Springer, Houston, 88. RBI: Martinez, Boston, 121; Davis, Oakland, 109; Ramirez, Cleveland, 98; Bregman, Houston, 97; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 96; Bogaerts, Boston, 93; Lowrie, Oakland, 89; Stanton, New York, 86; 4 tied at 85. HITS: Martinez, Boston, 173; Lindor, Cleveland, 170; Merrifield, Kansas City, 168; Segura, Seattle, 165; Betts, Boston, 164; Castellanos, Detroit, 164; Bregman, Houston, 160; Brantley, Cleveland, 159; Rosario, Minnesota, 156; 2 tied at 154. DOUBLES: Bregman, Houston, 49; Betts, Boston, 42; Bogaerts, Boston, 41; Lindor, Cleveland, 41; Andujar, New York, 40; Castellanos, Detroit, 40; Piscotty, Oakland, 39; Benintendi, Boston, 38; Chapman, Oakland, 38; 2 tied at 37. TRIPLES: Smith, Tampa Bay, 9; Sanchez, Chicago, 9; Hernandez, Toronto, 7; Kiermaier, Tampa Bay, 7; Span, Seattle, 7; 6 tied at 6. HOME RUNS: Davis, Oakland, 41; Martinez, Boston, 40; Ramirez, Cleveland, 37; Gallo, Texas, 35; Cruz, Seattle, 34; Lindor, Cleveland, 34; Stanton, New York, 33; Trout, Los Angeles, 33; Bregman, Houston, 30; Encarnacion, Cleveland, 30. STOLEN BASES: Merrifield, Kansas City, 33; Ramirez, Cleveland, 32; Smith, Tampa Bay, 31; Gordon, Seattle, 30; Betts, Boston, 27; Anderson, Chicago, 26; Lindor, Cleveland, 23; Trout, Los Angeles, 23; Mondesi, Kansas City, 21; 3 tied at 20. PITCHING: Kluber, Cleveland, 18-7; Snell, Tampa Bay, 18-5; Severino, New York, 17-7; Carrasco, Cleveland, 16-8; Happ, New York, 16-6; Porcello, Boston, 16-7; Verlander, Houston, 15-9; Morton, Houston, 14-3; Price, Boston, 14-6; Yarbrough, Tampa Bay, 14-5. ERA: Sale, Boston, 1.96; Snell, Tampa Bay, 2.06; Bauer, Cleveland, 2.22; Verlander, Houston, 2.72; Cole, Houston, 2.86; Kluber, Cleveland, 2.91; Morton, Houston, 3.15; Clevinger, Cleveland, 3.16; Fiers, Oakland, 3.29; Carrasco, Cleveland, 3.41. STRIKEOUTS: Verlander, Houston, 258; Cole, Houston, 251; Sale, Boston, 221; Bauer, Cleveland, 214; Severino, New York, 202; Carrasco, Cleveland, 201; Kluber, Cleveland, 194; Paxton, Seattle, 194; Clevinger, Cleveland, 191; Morton, Houston, 188.


BASEBALL

B4 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL

W

L

Chicago

84

Milwaukee

84 63

Cardinals

Pct GB WCGB L10

61 .579

Str Home

Away

— 4-6

L-1

45-26

39-35

1

8-2 W-1

45-27

39-36

81 65 .555 3½

5-5

39-32

42-33

.571

Pittsburgh

72

73 .497

12

Cincinnati

63 84 .429

22

L

L-1

8½ 6-4 W-1 40-34

32-39

18½ 4-6

L-1 36-40

27-44

Pct GB WCGB L10

Str Home

Away

EAST

W

Atlanta

82 64 .562

— 6-4 W-5

Philadelphia 74

71 .510 7½

Washington

74

72 .507

New York

66 78 .458

15

14

Miami

57 87 .396

24

23 4-6

WEST

W

Colorado

80 65 .552

7-3 W-1 40-33 40-32

Los Angeles

79 67 .541 1½

2

5-5 W-1

Arizona

77 69 .527 3½

4

3-7

L

8

2-8

37-34 45-30

L-5

43-29

31-42

7 6-4 W-5

37-36

37-36

31-42

35-36

7-3 W-1

Pct GB WCGB L10

L-1

34-41 23-46

Str Home 39-36

Away 40-31

L-1

37-35 40-34

San Francisco 68 79 .463

13

13½ 0-10 L-11

39-33 29-46

San Diego

22

22½

27-45

59 88 .401

5-5 W-3

ROUNDUP

BOX SCORES

Brewers beat Cubs, trail by just a game

INTERLEAGUE Padres 5, Mariners 4

Curtis Granderson and Lorenzo Cain had three-hit games as the Milwaukee Brewers pulled away for a 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday at Wrigley. The Brewers are just one game back of the Cub sin the NL Central. Milwaukee was up 2-1 in the ninth when Granderson hit a solo homer. Later, Mike Moustakas drove in two with a double. The Cubs managed only six hits. Dodgers 8, Reds 1 • Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner drove in three runs each, and Los Angeles won in Cincinnati to avoid a season sweep by the last-place Reds. Joc Pederson homered for the Dodgers, with Grandal getting three hits. Braves 2, Giants 1 • Pinchhitter Tyler Flowers drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth as visiting Atlanta moved closer to clinching the NL East title. It was the Braves’ fifth consecutive win. Rockies 5, D’backs 4 • DJ LeMahieu’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning won it for Colorado. Nats 5, Phillies 1 • Stephen Strasburg threw seven impressive innings, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto homered and visiting Washington completed a three-game sweep of Philadelphia. Mets 13, Marlins 0 • Jay Bruce hit a grand slam and Zack Wheeler allowed four hits over eight innings as host New York won following a 5-hour, 35-minute rain delay. The teams were supposed to play a doubleheader but the nightcap was pushed to Thursday, when the clubs now are to play twice.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0 • Boston reached 100 wins for the first time since Tthe 1946 season, beating visiting Toronto as David Price won his sixth straight decision. Unbeaten in 11 starts since July 1, Price left with a lead earned when Rafael Devers scampered home on a wild pitch in the fifth inning. Astros 5, Tigers 4 • George Springer made a diving catch in the eighth inning to help preserve Houston’s lead, and the Astros swept a threegame series. Rays 3, Indians 1 • Blake Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and picked up his big leagueleading 19th win, leading host Tampa Bay. A’s 10, Orioles 0 • Matt Olson homered during a 10-run third inning as host Oakland gained its sixth straight win. Twins 3, Yankees 1 • Jake Odirizzi (Highland High) had a no-hitter through 71/3 innings before giving up a hit as Minnesota won at home. Angels 8, Rangers 1 • Francisco Arcia had two homers, three hits and four RBIs to propel host Los Angeles. White Sox 4, Royals 2 • Tim Anderson’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 12th won it for Chicago.

INTERLEAGUE

Padres 5, Mariners 4 • Austin Hedges and Hunter Renfroe hit long home runs, and visiting San Diego won. Associated Press

32-43

San Diego AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mejia dh 4 1 1 0 0 1 .238 2-Pirela pr-dh 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 5 1 2 1 0 1 .258 Myers 3b Renfroe lf 5 1 1 2 0 0 .258 Hosmer 1b 5 1 0 0 0 1 .251 3 0 1 0 0 0 .266 Reyes rf 1-Jankowski pr-rf 1 0 1 0 0 0 .262 Hedges c 4 1 2 2 0 0 .242 Galvis ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .232 Margot cf 2 0 0 0 2 0 .247 Spangenberg 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .230 Totals 37 5 8 5 2 5 Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Haniger rf-cf 4 1 2 1 0 1 .276 Cano 2b 4 0 0 1 0 1 .280 Cruz dh 3 1 2 1 1 1 .263 Healy 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .246 Seager 3b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .216 Negron lf 3 0 1 0 0 2 .250 d-Gordon ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .270 Beckham ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .205 e-Span ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 Freitas c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .209 2 0 0 0 0 1 .275 a-Gamel ph-rf Heredia cf 2 1 1 0 0 0 .221 b-Vogelbach ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 c-Zunino ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .191 f-Herrmann ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .235 34 4 8 4 2 13 Totals San Diego 021 020 000 — 5 8 0 Seattle 000 030 001 — 4 8 3 a-struck out for Freitas in the 7th. b-pinch hit for Heredia in the 7th. c-struck out for Vogelbach in the 7th. d-singled for Negron in the 9th. e-out on fielder’s choice for Beckham in the 9th. f-struck out for Zunino in the 9th. 1-ran for Reyes in the 6th. 2-ran for Mejia in the 9th. E: Seager 2 (14), Beckham (1). LOB: San Diego 8, Seattle 5. 2B: Myers (20), Cruz (17). 3B: Haniger (4). HR: Hedges (13), off LeBlanc; Renfroe (22), off LeBlanc; Cruz (35), off Lucchesi; Seager (21), off Yates. RBIs: Myers (34), Renfroe 2 (60), Hedges 2 (36), Haniger (86), Cano (34), Cruz (86), Seager (73). SB: Jankowski (24), Span (9). CS: Galvis (6). RLISP: San Diego 5 (Mejia 2, Hosmer, Reyes, Margot); Seattle 3 (Beckham 2, Herrmann). GIDP: Healy. DP: San Diego 1 (Spangenberg, Galvis, Hosmer). San Diego IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Lucchesi, W, 8-8 5 6 3 3 2 3 86 3.67 Wingenter, 1 0 0 0 0 3 15 3.86 1/ 0 1 4 2.29 3 0 0 0 Stock, Castillo, 1 0 0 0 0 3 16 2.45 2/ 0 0 0 0 2 7 2.52 Stammen, 3 Yates, S, 9-10 1 2 1 1 0 1 17 2.06 Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA LeBlanc, L, 8-4 5 4 5 2 1 2 83 3.56 Pazos 1 2 0 0 1 2 21 2.95 Warren 1 0 0 0 0 1 14 3.40 Cook 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 5.54 2/ 0 0 14 2.70 Festa 3 1 0 0 1/ 0 0 2 4.27 Duke 3 0 0 0 Inherited runners-scored: Duke 2-0. HBP: Festa (Mejia). T: 3:07. A: 17,164.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Athletics 10, Orioles 0 Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Laureano cf 5 1 3 0 1 1 .293 Chapman 3b 4 1 2 3 0 0 .282 a-Pinder ph-3b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .253 Lowrie 2b 4 1 1 1 0 1 .274 b-Barreto ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .242 K.Davis dh 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250 d-Joyce ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 .201 Olson 1b 4 1 2 3 0 0 .241 e-Canha ph-1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 Piscotty rf 4 1 1 0 0 1 .269 f-Fowler ph-rf 0 0 0 0 1 0 .223 4 1 1 0 1 1 .259 Semien ss Martini lf 4 2 2 0 1 0 .274 Lucroy c 4 1 2 2 0 0 .243 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 g-Taylor ph-c Totals 42 10 15 10 4 8 Baltimore AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Mullins cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .240 Villar 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .269 Valera 2b-ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .196 2 0 1 0 0 0 .239 Mancini dh c-Sisco ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 1 .184 Jones rf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 Andreoli lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 C.Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .174 Joseph 1b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .083 Beckham ss 3 0 0 0 0 1 .224 Nunez 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 Stewart lf-rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wynns c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .250 Peterson 3b-2b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .201 Totals 28 0 1 0 1 5 Oakland 0010 000 000 — 10 15 1 Baltimore 000 000 000 — 0 1 0 a-struck out for Chapman in the 7th. b-struck out for Lowrie in the 7th. c-struck out for Mancini in the 7th. d-lined out for K.Davis in the 8th. e-lined out for Olson in the 8th. f-walked for Piscotty in the 8th. g-struck out for Lucroy in the 9th. E: Lowrie (4). LOB: Oakland 9, Baltimore 2. 2B: Laureano (8), Chapman (39). 3B: Laureano (1). HR: Olson (26), off Cashner. RBIs: Chapman 3 (63), Lowrie (90), K.Davis (110), Olson 3 (72), Lucroy 2 (47). SB: Laureano (5). RLISP: Oakland 6 (K.Davis 3, Semien, Lucroy, Barreto). GIDP: Beckham. DP: Oakland 1 (Chapman, Lowrie, Olson). Oakland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hendriks 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 5.94 Mengden, W, 7-6 5 0 0 0 1 3 56 4.06 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 5.06 Dull Wendelken 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 0.84 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 0.00 Brooks Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cashner, L, 4-15 2 8 8 8 1 1 52 5.29 1 3 2 2 1 1 32 8.10 Carroll 3 3 0 0 1 2 54 3.86 Gilmartin 2 1 0 0 1 2 30 6.28 Meisinger 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 3.86 Fry Cashner pitched to 8 batters in the 3rd. Inherited runners-scored: Carroll 1-1. WP: Carroll, Meisinger. T: 2:39. A: 10,480.

Red Sox 1, Blue Jays 0 Toronto AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McKinney rf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .329 Travis 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .235 Gurriel Jr. ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .282 Morales dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .254 Solarte 3b 3 0 2 0 0 0 .236 1-Diaz pr-3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 b-Smoak ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .246 2-Urena pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 3 0 0 0 0 2 .240 Hernandez lf c-Smith Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .241 3 0 1 0 0 2 .409 Tellez 1b Jansen c 2 0 0 0 1 0 .263 Davis cf 2 0 1 0 0 0 .200 1 0 0 0 0 1 .247 a-Pillar ph-cf Totals 31 0 4 0 2 10 Boston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Betts rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .340 Benintendi lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .291 Martinez dh 3 0 0 0 1 2 .329 Bogaerts ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 .289 Moreland 1b 1 0 0 0 2 0 .250 Devers 3b 3 1 0 0 0 1 .238 Holt 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .261 Leon c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .184 Bradley Jr. cf 2 0 1 0 1 1 .231 Totals 26 1 4 0 5 6 Toronto 000 000 000 — 0 4 0 Boston 000 010 00x — 1 4 0 a-struck out for Davis in the 8th. b-pinch hit for Diaz in the 9th. c-struck out for Hernandez in the 9th. 1-ran for Solarte in the 7th. 2-ran for Smoak in the 9th. LOB: Toronto 6, Boston 6. 2B: Tellez (7), Bradley Jr. (28). SB: Betts (28), Holt (7), Bradley Jr. (14). RLISP: Toronto 2 (Travis 2); Boston 4 (Betts, Bogaerts 3). GIDP: Holt. DP: Toronto 1 (Travis, Gurriel Jr., Tellez). Toronto IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Sanchez, L, 4-6 7 3 1 1 3 6 91 4.90 Clippard 1 1 0 0 2 0 25 3.68 Boston IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Price, W, 15-6 7 3 0 0 0 7 92 3.42 Wright, 1 1 0 0 1 1 15 3.00 Kimbrel, S, 39-44 1 0 0 0 1 2 20 2.37 WP: Sanchez 2. PB: Leon (12). T: 2:41. A: 35,178.

Wednesday Pittsburgh 4, Cardinals 3 LA Dodgers 8, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 2, San Francisco 1 San Diego 5, Seattle 4 Washington 5, Philadelphia 1 Milwaukee 5, Cubs 1 Colorado 5, Arizona 4 NY Mets 13, Miami 0 Miami at NY Mets, 2nd game ppd. Tuesday Cardinals 11, Pittsburgh 5 Washington 7, Philadelphia 6, 10 inn. Washington 3, Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati 3, LA Dodgers 1 Miami 5, NY Mets 3 Cubs 3, Milwaukee 0 Arizona 6, Colorado 3 San Diego 2, Seattle 1 Atlanta 4, San Francisco 1

M 2 • THUrSDAy • 09.13.2018

AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

W

L

Pct

GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away

Cleveland

82

64 .562

Minnesota

67

78 .462 14½

Detroit

59

87 .404

23 25

Chicago

57

89 .390

Kansas City

49

96 .338 32½

EAST Boston

W

L

Pct

46 .685

New York

90

56 .616

10

Tampa Bay

80

65 .552 19½ 80 .448 34½

Toronto

65

Baltimore

41 104 .283 58½

WEST

W

Pct

L-1 44-28 38-36

30 5-5 32

43-31 24-47

L-4 36-38 23-49

3-7 W-1 28-47 29-42

39½ 5-5

L-1 27-46 22-50

GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away

100

L

— 5-5

21½ 4-6 W-2

7-3 W-3

— 4-6

51-20 49-26

L-2 48-24 42-32

8½ 8-2 W-1 46-25 34-40 23½ 4-6

L-2

47½

L-6 24-46

1-9

37-37 28-43 17-58

GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away

Houston

92

54 .630

Oakland

89

57 .610

3

— 8-2 W-6 46-29 43-28

9-1 W-3 40-32

Seattle

79

66 .545 12½

Los Angeles

73

73 .500

19

9½ 4-6 16

7-3 W-2 36-35

L-2

Texas

62

84 .425

30

27

3-7

52-22

41-33 38-33 37-38

L-2 32-43 30-41

Astros 5, Tigers 4

Twins 3, Yankees 1

Dodgers 8, Reds 1

Houston AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Springer rf 5 1 2 0 0 0 .261 Bregman 3b 5 1 2 3 0 1 .296 Gurriel 2b-1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .277 White 1b 2 0 0 1 0 0 .303 Reddick lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 Correa ss 3 1 0 0 1 0 .239 Gonzalez lf-2b 4 0 2 1 0 1 .246 Gattis dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .226 Maldonado c 4 1 1 0 0 0 .224 Marisnick cf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .208 Totals 34 5 9 5 2 5 Detroit AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Candelario 3b 4 1 0 0 1 3 .227 Stewart lf 4 0 1 0 1 1 .250 Castellanos dh 4 1 1 2 0 1 .294 Goodrum ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .236 Rodriguez ss 2 0 0 0 1 2 .214 Mahtook rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 .210 Adduci 1b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .284 McCann c 4 1 1 1 0 2 .221 Lugo 2b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .255 Reyes cf 3 1 0 0 1 1 .237 Totals 33 4 5 4 5 14 Houston 001 040 000 — 5 9 1 Detroit 001 100 200 — 4 5 1 E: Correa (6), Rodriguez (9). LOB: Houston 6, Detroit 7. 2B: Bregman (50), Gonzalez (23), Stewart (1). HR: McCann (8), off Cole; Castellanos (21), off James. RBIs: Bregman 3 (100), White (38), Gonzalez (61), Castellanos 2 (81), Mahtook (22), McCann (35). CS: Marisnick (2). SF: White. RLISP: Houston 4 (Bregman, Correa 2, Gattis); Detroit 3 (Goodrum, Adduci, Reyes). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Houston Cole, W, 14-5 5 3 2 2 4 9 99 2.88 James, 3 2 2 2 1 4 38 4.22 Pressly, S, 1-7 1 0 0 0 0 1 15 2.71 Detroit IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Norris, L, 0-4 42/3 8 5 5 1 3 89 6.14 Baez 21/3 1 0 0 0 0 30 0.00 Reininger 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 6.92 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 4.78 Greene Inherited runners-scored: Baez 1-0. HBP: Norris (White). Umpires: Home, Gerry Davis; First, Pat Hoberg; Second, Brian Knight; Third, Roberto Ortiz. T: 3:09. A: 22,666.

New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. McCutchen rf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .249 4 0 0 0 0 0 .244 Hicks cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .299 Andujar 3b Stanton lf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .264 4 0 0 0 0 0 .267 Gregorius ss 2 0 0 0 1 1 .186 Sanchez c 2 1 0 0 1 1 .289 Voit dh 3 0 1 1 0 1 .196 Bird 1b Torres 2b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .275 29 1 2 1 3 7 Totals Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 0 2 0 0 0 .274 Mauer 1b Polanco ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .277 4 0 0 0 0 1 .287 Rosario dh Grossman lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .262 3 0 0 0 0 2 .235 Forsythe 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 .261 Cave cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 Garver c 3 1 1 1 0 0 .277 Astudillo c 3 1 2 1 0 0 .231 Kepler rf 1 .251 Adrianza 3b 3 0 1 1 0 Totals 30 3 7 3 0 8 New York 000 000 010 — 1 2 0 Minnesota 000 001 20x — 3 7 0 LOB: New York 4, Minnesota 3. 2B: Bird (15), Cave (13), Kepler (29), Adrianza (16). RBIs: Bird (36), Kepler (50), Adrianza (33), Astudillo (9). SB: Sanchez (1). RLISP: New York 3 (McCutchen, Gregorius, Bird); Minnesota 3 (Rosario 2, Adrianza). GIDP: Polanco. DP: New York 1 (Severino, Gregorius, Bird). IPHRERBBSO NP ERA New York Severino, L, 17-8 52/3 4 1 1 0 5 83 3.46 Robertson 11/3 3 2 2 0 2 32 2.98 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 3.71 Britton IPHRERBBSO NP ERA Minnesota Odorizzi, W, 6-10 71/3 1 1 1 3 5120 4.41 1/ Rogers, 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 2.90 Hildenberger, S, 6-8 11/3 1 0 0 0 1 204.06 Inherited runners-scored: Robertson 2-0, Rogers 1-0, Hildenberger 1-0. WP: Severino. T: 2:46. A: 24,134.

Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pederson lf 3 2 2 1 0 0 .245 d-Taylor ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .248 Floro p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Utley ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 g-Dozier ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 Turner 3b 5 1 2 3 0 0 .311 Machado ss 4 0 0 0 1 0 .298 Muncy 1b 3 2 1 0 2 1 .254 Grandal c 5 0 3 3 0 1 .239 Bellinger cf 4 0 0 0 1 1 .257 Hernandez 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Puig rf 4 2 3 0 1 1 .264 Stripling p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .067 a-Toles ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .231 Ferguson p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 c-Freese ph 0 1 0 0 1 0 .289 Verdugo lf 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250 Totals 39 8 11 7 7 8 Cincinnati AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Schebler rf 3 0 0 0 1 1 .274 Peraza ss 4 1 1 1 0 0 .293 Votto 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .282 Suarez 3b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .290 Gennett 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .321 Barnhart c 2 0 0 0 0 2 .252 Federowicz c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Williams lf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .294 DeSclafani p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .158 Peralta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Herrera ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .179 Garrett p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Wisler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 f-Dixon ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .193 Stephens p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hamilton cf 3 0 2 0 0 0 .241 Totals 31 1 5 1 1 11 Los Angeles 000 242 000 — 8 11 0 Cincinnati 100 000 000 — 1 5 1 a-struck out for Rosscup in the 5th. b-struck out for Peralta in the 5th. c-walked for Ferguson in the 6th. d-struck out for Pederson in the 6th. e-grounded out for Floro in the 7th. f-struck out for Wisler in the 7th. g-popped out for Fields in the 9th. E: Gennett (10). LOB: LAD 11, CIN 4. 2B: Pederson (23), Turner (24), Grandal (19), Puig (20), Hamilton (15). 3B: Hamilton (8). HR: Pederson (21), off DeSclafani; Peraza (11), off Stripling. RBIs: Pederson (50), Turner 3 (46), Grandal 3 (67), Peraza (53). SB: Puig (15). CS: Schebler (2). RLISP: LAD 6 (Bellinger 2, Hernandez 2, Utley, Dozier); CIN 2 (Schebler, Votto). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Los Angeles 31/3 3 1 1 1 4 51 2.61 Stripling 2/ Rosscup 1 7 4.35 3 0 0 0 0 Ferguson, W, 6-2 1 1 0 0 0 3 18 3.55 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 2.19 Floro 2/ Venditte 1 11 3.18 3 1 0 0 0 Fields 11/3 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.19 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 2.84 Jansen IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Cincinnati DeSclafani, L, 7-5 42/3 5 6 5 3 5 89 4.80 1/ Peralta 3 1 0 0 0 0 16 4.75 2/ Garrett 2 1 23 4.47 3 2 2 2 Wisler 11/3 2 0 0 0 1 22 4.59 Reyes 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 0.00 Stephens 1 1 0 0 1 1 18 5.67 IRS: Fields 1-0, Peralta 2-2, Wisler 3-1. WP: Garrett. T: 3:10. A: 15,633.

Rays 3, Indians 1 Cleveland AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Lindor ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .283 Diaz 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .297 Ramirez 2b 4 1 1 1 0 2 .280 Encarnacion dh 2 0 0 0 1 1 .235 Guyer lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .202 Cabrera rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .273 Davis cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 .238 a-Allen ph-cf 1 0 0 0 0 1 .238 Perez c 1 0 0 0 1 1 .156 b-Alonso ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 .237 1-Rosales pr-3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Gonzalez 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 c-Donaldson ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .225 Haase c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 27 1 1 1 3 12 Tampa Bay AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Smith rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .303 Wendle 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 .293 Pham lf 3 1 1 0 1 2 .263 Choi dh 4 1 2 2 0 2 .280 Lowe 2b 3 1 1 0 0 1 .244 d-Adames ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .262 Kiermaier cf 3 0 1 1 0 0 .225 Bauers 1b 2 0 0 0 1 0 .191 Sucre c 3 0 0 0 0 0 .186 Velazquez ss-2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .400 Totals 30 3 7 3 2 7 Cleveland 000 000 100 — 1 1 0 Tampa Bay 200 100 00x — 3 7 0 a-struck out for Davis in the 8th. b-walked for Perez in the 8th. c-grounded out for Gonzalez in the 8th. d-struck out for Lowe in the 8th. 1-ran for Alonso in the 8th. LOB: Cleveland 2, Tampa Bay 6. 3B: Lowe (1), Kiermaier (8). HR: Ramirez (38), off Snell; Choi (9), off Carrasco. RBIs: Ramirez (99), Choi 2 (29), Kiermaier (28). SB: Smith 2 (33). SF: Kiermaier. RLISP: Tampa Bay 4 (Pham, Choi 2, Sucre). GIDP: Donaldson. DP: Tampa Bay 1 (Wendle, Lowe, Bauers). Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Carrasco, L, 16-9 7 6 3 3 2 5 101 3.43 Miller 1 1 0 0 0 2 12 3.12 Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Snell, W, 19-5 7 1 1 1 2 9 104 2.03 Roe, 1 0 0 0 1 1 11 3.77 Alvarado, S, 8-11 1 0 0 0 0 2 11 2.14 WP: Carrasco. Umpires: Home, Paul Nauert; First, Scott Barry; Second, Carlos Torres; Third, Mark Carlson. T: 2:20. A: 10,654.

White Sox 4, Royals 2 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 6 1 2 2 0 1 .248 Anderson ss 6 0 0 0 0 4 .248 Sanchez 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .270 Abreu 1b 3 1 0 0 2 1 .239 Garcia dh Rondon 3b 3 1 1 2 2 0 .256 LaMarre lf 2 0 0 0 0 0 .277 a-Delmonico ph-lf 3 0 1 0 0 1 .214 5 0 1 0 0 1 .272 Narvaez c Engel cf 4 1 2 0 1 0 .235 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Cordell rf b-Palka ph-rf 2 0 0 0 1 1 .238 Totals 41 4 7 4 6 11 Kansas City AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Merrifield 2b 5 2 1 0 1 0 .302 5 0 4 2 0 1 .284 Mondesi ss 5 0 1 0 0 1 .239 Gordon lf 3 0 0 0 2 1 .231 Bonifacio rf 5 0 1 0 0 2 .233 Perez c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 1-Phillips pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .190 Gallagher c 4 0 0 0 1 1 .217 Escobar 3b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .219 Herrera dh 4 0 0 0 1 3 .248 Goodwin cf 2 0 0 0 3 2 .260 O’Hearn 1b 38 2 7 2 8 12 Totals Chicago 000 200 000 002 — 4 7 0 Kansas City 001 010 000 000 — 2 7 0 a-singled for LaMarre in the 7th. b-pinch hit for Cordell in the 7th. 1-ran for Perez in the 11th. LOB: Chicago 7, Kansas City 8. 2B: Merrifield (37), Mondesi (11), Perez (20). 3B: Engel (4). HR: Rondon (5), off Skoglund; Anderson (19), off Smith. RBIs: Anderson 2 (62), Rondon 2 (13), Mondesi 2 (25). SB: Engel (16), Merrifield 2 (35), Mondesi (22), Gordon (12). CS: Rondon (1). RLISP: Chicago 3 (Anderson 2, Sanchez); Kansas City 4 (Gordon 2, Bonifacio 2). LIDP: Gordon, Herrera. GIDP: Rondon, Merrifield, Escobar. DP: Chicago 4 (Sanchez, LaMarre), (Rondon, Sanchez), (Rondon, Sanchez, Abreu), (Anderson, Rondon); Kansas City 1 (Escobar, Merrifield, O’Hearn). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Chicago Rodon 6 5 2 2 5 5 103 3.10 2/ Frare 1 2 16 9.00 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.00 Ruiz 1/ Bummer 0 0 6 3.38 3 1 0 0 Hamilton 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1.80 Fry 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 4.24 Minaya, W, 2-2 2 1 0 0 1 2 29 3.48 Santiago, S, 2-2 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 4.52 Kansas City IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Skoglund 5 2 2 2 2 3 67 6.19 Sparkman 2 3 0 0 1 2 38 5.27 McCarthy 2 0 0 0 1 1 22 3.16 1/ Hill 1 1 10 4.43 3 0 0 0 2/ Maurer 0 2 10 8.33 3 0 0 0 Smith, L, 1-5 2 2 2 2 1 2 32 6.75 Ruiz pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. Inherited runners-scored: Ruiz 1-0, Bummer 2-0, Maurer 1-0. WP: Minaya. Umpires: Home, Ryan Additon; First, Lance Barrett; Second, Bill Welke; Third, Tony Randazzo. T: 3:53. A: 17,840.

MLB CALENDAR Oct. 2-3: Wild-card games. Oct. 4: Division Series start. Oct. 12: League Championship Series start. Oct. 23: World Series starts. November TBA: Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA: Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 15th day after World Series. Nov. 6-8: General managers’ meetings, Carlsbad, Calif.

Angels 8, Rangers 1 Texas AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Choo lf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .273 Odor 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .263 Alberto 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .071 Andrus ss 4 0 1 0 0 1 .261 Mazara rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .269 Beltre dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 .271 Profar 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .252 Gallo cf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .209 Chirinos c 4 0 3 0 0 1 .215 Guzman 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .236 33 1 8 1 2 5 Totals Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 5 0 0 0 0 3 .219 Calhoun rf Blash rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 Fletcher 2b 5 0 1 0 0 0 .277 Trout cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .315 Hermosillo cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Ohtani dh 3 1 2 0 1 1 .295 Upton lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .258 Young Jr. lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 Simmons ss 3 2 3 1 1 0 .296 Fernandez 1b 4 1 1 2 0 1 .291 Ward 3b 3 1 0 0 1 1 .207 4 2 3 4 0 0 .240 Arcia c 35 8 11 8 3 9 Totals Texas 000 000 100 — 1 8 1 Los Angeles 024 001 01x — 8 11 0 E: Profar (22). LOB: Texas 7, Los Angeles 6. 2B: Ohtani (19), Arcia (4). 3B: Upton (1). HR: Gallo (36), off Jerez; Fernandez (2), off Gallardo; Arcia (4), off Moore; Arcia (5), off Butler. RBIs: Gallo (86), Upton (78), Simmons (71), Fernandez 2 (8), Arcia 4 (19). RLISP: Texas 2 (Odor, Gallo); Los Angeles 3 (Calhoun, Ohtani, Fernandez). GIDP: Beltre, Upton. DP: Texas 1 (Andrus, Odor, Guzman); Los Angeles 1 (Simmons, Fletcher, Fernandez). Texas IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gallardo, L, 8-5 3 6 6 6 1 4 68 6.67 Bibens-Dirkx 12/3 1 0 0 2 2 34 6.20 Moore 11/3 1 1 1 0 1 15 7.03 Butler 2 3 1 1 0 2 28 6.09 Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Pena, W, 3-4 6 6 0 0 1 3 77 3.75 Jerez 1 2 1 1 1 0 22 6.55 Robles 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 3.78 Almonte 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 6.75 Inherited runners-scored: Moore 1-0. WP: Pena, Butler. T: 2:50. A: 33,028

NATIONAL LEAGUE Brewers 5, Cubs 1 Milwaukee AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Granderson rf 4 3 3 1 0 0 .252 Yelich lf 3 1 1 0 1 0 .313 Cain cf 5 1 3 1 0 0 .314 Shaw 2b-1b 2 0 0 1 2 1 .240 Moustakas 3b 5 0 1 2 0 0 .252 Perez ss-2b 5 0 1 0 0 2 .260 Thames 1b 3 0 1 0 1 1 .223 Hader p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 f-Braun ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 Jeffress p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Pina c 3 0 0 0 0 1 .251 e-Aguilar ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .272 Kratz c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Anderson p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 a-Saladino ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .263 Barnes p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Knebel p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Santana ph 1 0 1 0 0 0 .253 Soria p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Arcia ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 Totals 36 5 11 5 4 8 Chicago AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Murphy 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .288 Bryant lf-3b 3 0 2 1 1 1 .277 Rizzo 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .277 Zobrist rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 .311 Baez 3b-ss 3 0 0 0 1 2 .292 Almora cf 4 0 0 0 0 2 .288 Contreras c-lf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .258 Hendricks p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .073 b-La Stella ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 .272 Rosario p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 Chavez p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Caratini ph-c 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Russell ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .256 Edwards Jr. p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Cishek p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 Kintzler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Duensing p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Norwood p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 32 1 6 1 3 10 Milwaukee 101 000 003 — 5 11 1 Chicago 000 010 000 — 1 6 2 a-struck out for Anderson in the 5th. b-singled, advanced to 2nd for Hendricks in the 5th. c-doubled for Knebel in the 7th. d-grounded out for Chavez in the 7th. e-struck out for Pina in the 8th. f-flied out for Hader in the 9th. E: Perez (4), Baez (13), Almora (3). LOB: Milwaukee 11, Chicago 7. 2B: Santana (12), Bryant (25). 3B: Granderson (2). HR: Granderson (13), off Cishek. RBIs: Granderson (38), Cain (36), Shaw (78), Moustakas 2 (87), Bryant (47). SB: Yelich 2 (19), Cain (27). CS: Baez (9). SF: Shaw. RLISP: Milwaukee 7 (Cain 2, Moustakas 2, Thames, Aguilar, Braun); Chicago 2 (Rizzo, Russell). GIDP: Pina. DP: Chicago 1 (Baez, Murphy, Rizzo). Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Anderson 4 2 0 0 3 4 71 3.85 1/ Barnes 1 0 0 5 3.57 3 1 1 2/ Knebel 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 24 4.34 Soria, 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 3.40 Hader, W, 6-1 1 1 0 0 0 3 14 2.05 Jeffress 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 1.39 Chicago IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Hendricks, L, 11-11 5 5 2 2 1 5 77 3.71 Rosario 1 1 0 0 0 1 13 3.27 Chavez 1 1 0 0 1 0 17 2.81 2/ Edwards Jr. 1 1 17 2.28 3 1 0 0 2/ Cishek 1 0 1 10 2.34 3 1 1 Kintzler 0 1 2 2 1 0 11 4.76 1/ Duensing 3 7.75 3 1 0 0 0 0 1/ Norwood 2 5.62 3 0 0 0 0 0 Kintzler pitched to 3 batters in the 9th. IRS: Knebel 1-1, Cishek 2-0, Duensing 3-2, Norwood 2-0. HBP: Hendricks (Granderson), Kintzler (Yelich). T: 3:14. A: 40,234.

Wednesday Tampa Bay 3, Cleveland 1 Houston 5, Detroit 4 San Diego 5, Seattle 4 Oakland 10, Baltimore 0 Boston 1, Toronto 0 Minnesota 3, NY Yankees 1 White Sox 4, Kansas City 2, 12 inn. LA Angels 8, Texas 1 Tuesday Houston 5, Detroit 4 Oakland 3, Baltimore 2 Boston 7, Toronto 2 Cleveland 2, Tampa Bay 0 Minnesota 10, NY Yankees 5 Kansas City 6, White Sox 3 LA Angels 1, Texas 0 San Diego 2, Seattle 1

Braves 2, Giants 1 Atlanta AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Acuna lf 4 0 1 0 1 2 .290 Albies 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 .273 Freeman 1b 4 0 2 1 0 1 .307 Markakis rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .306 Suzuki c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .271 Culberson 3b 3 1 1 0 1 0 .281 Inciarte cf 3 0 2 0 0 1 .260 Swanson ss 3 0 0 0 1 1 .244 Sanchez p 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 b-Tucker ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 c-Duvall ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .193 Biddle p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Winkler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 e-Flowers ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .232 1-Adams pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 Totals 33 2 8 2 3 9 San Francisco AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Panik 2b 5 1 3 0 0 0 .248 Hanson lf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .259 f-Slater ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .270 Longoria 3b 3 0 2 1 2 0 .248 Belt 1b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .255 Crawford ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .258 Hundley c 3 0 2 0 1 0 .237 Blanco rf 3 0 0 0 1 0 .229 Hernandez cf 3 0 0 0 1 2 .240 Holland p 1 0 0 0 1 1 .060 a-Pence ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 Moronta p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 d-Shaw ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .048 Totals 31 1 7 1 7 7 Atlanta 000 001 001 — 2 8 1 San Francisco 001 000 000 — 1 7 0 a-popped out for Holland in the 6th. b-pinch hit for Sanchez in the 7th. c-popped out for Tucker in the 7th. d-struck out for Melancon in the 8th. e-singled for Winkler in the 9th. f-struck out for Hanson in the 9th. 1-ran for Flowers in the 9th. E: Biddle (2). LOB: ATL 8, SF 11. 2B: Albies (38), Inciarte (23), Longoria (23). RBIs: Freeman (85), Flowers (24), Longoria (50). S: Inciarte, Hanson. RLISP: ATL 5 (Albies 2, Suzuki 3); SF 3 (Crawford 2, Pence). GIDP: Panik, Crawford. DP: ATL 2 (Albies, Swanson, Freeman), (Albies, Swanson, Freeman). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Atlanta 6 6 1 1 5 4 99 3.01 Sanchez Biddle 1 1 0 0 1 1 13 2.44 Winkler, W, 3-0 1 0 0 0 1 1 17 3.07 Venters, S, 3-4 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 2.67 San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Holland 6 5 1 1 1 7 94 3.46 Moronta 0 1 0 0 2 0 14 2.66 Watson 1 0 0 0 0 1 11 2.79 Melancon 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 2.76 Smith, L, 2-3 1 2 1 1 0 1 16 1.88 Moronta pitched to 3 batters in the 7th. IRS: Watson 3-0. WP: Sanchez. T: 2:59. A: 38,156

Nationals 5, Phillies 1 Washington AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Eaton rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .296 Turner ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 .267 Harper cf 4 1 1 2 0 1 .249 Rendon 3b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .298 Soto lf 4 1 1 1 0 1 .305 Zimmerman 1b 4 1 2 2 0 0 .266 Wieters c 4 0 1 0 0 1 .234 Difo 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .238 Strasburg p 3 0 0 0 0 1 .108 e-Stevenson ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .246 Suero p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 35 5 9 5 1 9 Philadelphia AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Hernandez 2b 4 0 0 0 0 2 .256 3 0 0 0 1 1 .252 Hoskins lf Williams rf 3 0 0 0 0 2 .256 d-Bautista ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 4 0 1 0 0 0 .229 Santana 1b Cabrera 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 .265 Herrera cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .257 Crawford ss 4 1 3 1 0 1 .220 Alfaro c 1 0 0 0 0 1 .257 b-Knapp ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 .213 Nola p 1 0 0 0 0 1 .054 a-Bour ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .229 Rios p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 c-Cozens ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 De Los Santos p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 32 1 5 1 1 10 Washington 300 101 000 — 5 9 0 Philadelphia 000 010 000 — 1 5 0 a-struck out for Nola in the 5th. b-flied out for Alfaro in the 7th. c-struck out for Davis in the 7th. d-out on fielder’s choice for Williams in the 8th. e-struck out for Glover in the 9th. LOB: WSH 4, PHL 6. 2B: Eaton (16), Rendon 2 (39), Santana (27). HR: Harper (33), off Nola; Zimmerman (13), off Nola; Soto (19), off Davis; Crawford (3), off Strasburg. RBIs: Harper 2 (94), Soto (61), Zimmerman 2 (47), Crawford (9).RLISP: WSH 2 (Turner, Zimmerman); PHL 2 (Herrera, Alfaro). GIDP: Strasburg. DP: PHL 1 (Hernandez, Crawford, Santana). Washington IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Strasburg, W, 8-7 7 5 1 1 0 9 101 3.87 Glover 1 0 0 0 1 0 23 2.84 Suero 1 0 0 0 0 1 10 3.24 Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Nola, L, 16-5 5 6 4 4 1 5 74 2.42 1/ Rios 3 5.62 3 0 0 0 0 0 Davis 12/3 2 1 1 0 2 28 3.64 De Los Santos 2 1 0 0 0 2 38 5.14 HBP: Strasburg (Alfaro). T: 2:56. A: 20,258.

Thursday’s pitching matchups NL

Pitcher

Time W-L ERA

LA StL

Kershaw (L) Gomber (L)

6:15

Ari Col

Buchholz (R) Freeland (L)

7-2 2.01 2:10 14-7 2.91

Mia Brigham (R) NY Vargas (L)

7-5 2.42 5-0 2.93

2:10

0-1 9.00 2-4 6.75

Chi Montgomery (L) Was Ross (R) 3:05

4-5 3.85 0-0 —

Mia Alcantara (R) NY Matz (L)

6:10

2-0 0.75 5-11 4.17

AL

Pitcher

Time W-L ERA

Oak Anderson (L) Bal Bundy (R)

3-4 4.02 6:05 7-14 5.58

Tor Gaviglio (R) Bos Rodriguez (L)

3-8 5.25 6:10 12-4 3.64

Min Gonsalves (L) KC Fillmyer (R)

7:15

0-2 11.68 2-1 4.75

Sea Leake (R) LA Shoemaker (R) 9:07

9-9 4.11 2-0 3.45

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Mets 13, Marlins 0 Miami AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Ortega lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .248 Castro 2b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .286 Rivera 2b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .180 Realmuto c 2 0 0 0 0 1 .286 b-Holaday ph-c 2 0 1 0 0 1 .206 Anderson 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 .272 O’Brien 1b 1 0 0 0 0 1 .091 Dietrich 1b-3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 .268 Brinson cf 3 0 0 0 0 1 .204 Riddle ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 .233 Sierra rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .156 Richards p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .080 a-Bostick ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 Meyer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Guerra p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --c-Dean ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .194 Wittgren p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Totals 30 0 5 0 0 9 New York AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Rosario ss 5 1 1 3 0 1 .253 McNeil 2b 5 1 3 2 0 0 .340 Conforto lf-rf 4 1 1 0 1 0 .236 Bruce rf 3 1 1 4 1 0 .224 Reinheimer lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 Nimmo cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 .269 Smith 1b 5 2 2 2 0 1 .221 Reyes 3b 4 2 2 1 1 2 .198 Nido c 4 2 1 0 0 1 .185 Wheeler p 3 2 2 0 0 1 .189 Sewald p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Totals 39 13 14 12 3 6 Miami 000 000 000 — 0 5 2 New York 030 307 00x — 13 14 1 a-struck out for Richards in the 6th. b-struck out for Realmuto in the 7th. c-struck out for Guerra in the 8th. E: Ortega (3), Anderson (6), Nido (3). LOB: Miami 4, New York 6. 2B: Smith (8), Reyes (11). 3B: McNeil (5). HR: Rosario (8), off Richards; Bruce (7), off Meyer; Smith (4), off Meyer. RBIs: Rosario 3 (46), McNeil 2 (16), Bruce 4 (27), Smith 2 (6), Reyes (16). S: Richards, Wheeler. RLISP: Miami 1 (Ortega); New York 4 (Conforto, Nimmo, Reyes 2). GIDP: Brinson. DP: New York 1 (Reyes, McNeil, Smith). Miami IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Richards, L, 3-9 5 7 6 4 1 2 89 4.85 2/ 7 2 1 40 11.00 Meyer 3 6 7 Guerra 11/3 0 0 0 0 2 18 5.34 Wittgren 1 1 0 0 0 1 13 3.00 New York IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Wheeler, W, 11-7 8 4 0 0 0 7 89 3.23 Sewald 1 1 0 0 0 2 18 5.54 Inherited runners-scored: Guerra 1-0. PB: Realmuto (8). Umpires: Home, Adam Hamari; First, Tom Hallion; Second, Shane Livensparger; Third, Dan Bellino. T: 2:30. A: 20,423.

Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 4 Arizona AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Pollock cf 3 1 0 0 0 2 .264 Escobar 3b 4 1 1 2 0 0 .270 4 0 0 0 0 1 .295 Peralta lf Goldschmidt 1b 4 1 2 0 0 1 .300 Descalso 2b 3 0 0 0 1 2 .244 Hirano p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0 0 2 .227 Souza Jr. rf Ahmed ss 3 0 0 1 0 2 .242 Avila c 2 1 1 1 1 0 .165 Corbin p 3 0 0 0 0 2 .193 Ziegler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Chafin p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --0 0 0 0 0 0 --Bradley p Marte 2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 30 4 4 4 2 12 Totals Colorado AB R H BI BB SO Avg. 4 0 1 0 0 2 .286 Blackmon cf 5 2 3 2 0 1 .283 LeMahieu 2b 4 1 3 2 0 0 .300 Arenado 3b Story ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .291 Holliday lf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .371 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 1-Hampson pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 Wolters c 4 0 1 0 0 0 .232 Desmond 1b 3 0 1 0 1 2 .274 Dahl rf-lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 .191 Butera c 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 c-Iannetta ph d-Gonzalez ph-rf 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 1 1 1 0 0 0 .083 Gray p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .231 a-Murphy ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 Rusin p 1 0 0 0 0 0 .145 b-Valaika ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 --Oberg p Davis p 0 0 0 0 0 0 --1 1 1 0 0 0 .277 e-Parra ph Totals 35 5 13 4 2 8 012 100 000 — 4 4 0 Arizona Colorado 002 010 002 — 5 13 0 One out when winning run scored. a-singled for Gray in the 4th. b-grounded out for Rusin in the 6th. c-pinch hit for Butera in the 8th. d-grounded out for Iannetta in the 8th. e-singled for Davis in the 9th. 1-ran for Holliday in the 8th. LOB: Arizona 3, Colorado 8. 2B: Goldschmidt (32), Arenado 2 (33), Desmond (20), Gray (2). HR: Escobar (21), off Gray; Avila (7), off Gray; Arenado (33), off Corbin; LeMahieu (15), off Hirano. RBIs: Escobar 2 (81), Ahmed (66), Avila (20), LeMahieu 2 (55), Arenado 2 (99). SB: Goldschmidt (6), Souza Jr. (6). SF: Ahmed. S: Blackmon. RLISP: Arizona 1 (Souza Jr.); Colorado 6 (LeMahieu 2, Story, Holliday, Butera, Gonzalez). GIDP: Corbin, Arenado, Desmond. DP: Arizona 2 (Ahmed, Descalso, Goldschmidt), (Escobar, Descalso, Goldschmidt); Colorado 2 (LeMahieu, Story, Desmond), (Butera, Story). IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Arizona Corbin 61/3 10 3 3 0 7 91 3.05 Ziegler, 11/3 1 0 0 1 1 22 3.84 Chafin 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 2.51 1/ 0 0 2 3.76 Bradley, 3 0 0 0 Hirano, L, 4-3, 1/3 2 2 2 0 0 5 2.15 Colorado IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Gray 4 4 4 4 2 6 94 4.80 Rusin 2 0 0 0 0 2 25 6.57 Oberg 2 0 0 0 0 2 22 2.34 Davis, W, 3-6 1 0 0 0 0 2 13 4.55 Chafin pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored: Chafin 1-0, Bradley 2-0. HBP: Gray (Pollock). WP: Corbin. Umpires: Home, Phil Cuzzi; First, Chris Conroy; Second, CB Bucknor; Third, Fieldin Culbreth. T: 3:07. A: 31,687.


09.13.2018 • Thursday • M 1

SERIES PREVIEW: CARDINALS VS. LA DODGERS

SCOUTING REPORT • The top two homer-hitting teams in the National League meet for four games. The Dodgers, who have homered in 20 consecutive games, the longest streak in LA Dodgers history, have 204 homers, with the club record of 221 set last year very reachable. The Cards are second, with 190. Ten Dodgers have at least 16 homers this season, including Manny Machado and Brian Dozier, who compiled most of their totals in the American League before being traded. ... Third baseman Justin Turner, who has 13 homers, is hitting .375 with eight homers, 16 doubles and 26 RBIs since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 2. Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw was given an extra day of rest so that he could start this series. Although the Cardinals are 4-0 in postseason play against Kershaw, who has an ERA of 6.21 against them in October, Kerhaw has a 6-5, 2.99 mark against them in the regular season. He is 2-3 at Busch in the regular season. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, whose heart condition precluded him from pitching at altitude in Colorado at the start of the team’s 10-game trip, has rejoined the club. Jansen, who has had an irregular heartbeat, has acknowledged that he will need surgery in the offseason but said he should be ready for spring training. The Cardinals won all three games played in Los Angeles this year so they would need to win one of the four games here to have any tiebreaker edge for potential postseason play. PITCHING MATCHUPS Thursday, 6:15 p.m. LH Austin Gomber (5-0, 2.93 ERA) vs. LH Clayton Kershaw (7-5, 2.42). Friday, 7:15 p.m. RH Jack Flaherty (8-6, 2.92) vs. RH Walker Buehler (6-5, 3.09) Saturday, 12:05 p.m. RH John Gant (7-5, 3.16) vs. LH Rich Hill (8-5, 3.88). Sunday, 7:05 p.m. RH Adam Wainwright (1-3, 4.70) vs. hurler to be determined

CARDINALS

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Shreve shows progress in relief Lefty hurls flawless inning in bid to get more chances BY DERRICK GOOLD st. Louis Post-dispatch

Cardinals reliever Chasen Shreve, used sporadically but gaining importance situationally, retired all three batters he faced Wednesday for a flawless appearance that fit snugly into his plan to enhance his presence. “Hopefully, down the stretch, I get used more — just to get lefties out or whatever they need,” Shreve said. “But that means if you pitch well, you’re going to pitch more. That’s what I want to do here: to pitch well and pitch more.” As the dust settled some from the latest bullpen renovation that installed Carlos Martinez as closer, the Cardinals have a blueprint for how they’ll close games. Closing down lefthanded hitters is another matter. Shreve was one of three lefties used Wednesday in the Cards’ 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh, and any of the three could emerge as the lefty specialist the club could use to counteract Cody Bellinger in the coming series against the Dodgers, Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis next week in Atlanta, or Christian Yelich in the upcoming pivotal games against Milwaukee. It’s a spot in which Shreve, Brett Cecil, and newcomer Tyler Webb have tried, stumbled, and tried again in recent weeks. Webb retired the lone lefthander he faced to strand two runners in the sixth inning. Cecil walked the first batter he faced Wednesday, then got a double play from a righthanded batter to get three outs from three batters. Shreve struck out the final two batters he faced, including lefthanded hitter Adam Frazier, in a perfect inning. The trio of lefties pitched 21/3 innings combined, allowed a walk, and faced the minimum to get those seven outs. “We talk about the spots and the spots presented themselves,” manager Mike Shildt said. “And the guys went out and got their outs.” Shreve, acquired at the trade deadline from the Yankees for Luke Voit, has been toying with a new slider to use against lefthanded

AVERAGES Batting AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB E J. Martinez .304 480 56 146 24 0 16 80 44 93 0 7 Munoz .281 256 31 72 15 0 8 37 25 60 5 12 Ozuna .279 526 61 147 14 2 21 80 31 100 2 3 .273 407 51 111 20 0 17 61 27 61 4 3 Molina Bader .270 326 53 88 16 2 10 32 28 108 15 2 Carpenter .269 509 99 137 40 0 35 77 95 138 4 14 .266 308 41 82 17 1 11 43 36 64 1 13 Gyorko O’Neill .250 116 22 29 4 0 8 20 5 52 2 2 .244 320 40 78 16 2 8 33 27 55 6 6 Wong DeJong .233 373 61 87 19 1 17 55 31 104 1 11 G. Garcia .220 177 15 39 6 0 3 15 19 36 3 5 .212 33 7 7 0 0 3 6 5 12 2 2 Wisdom Pena .202 124 10 25 2 0 2 8 6 40 1 1 .186 43 5 8 0 0 3 7 3 13 0 1 Adams A. Garcia .143 14 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 Kelly .118 34 1 4 0 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 .250 4963 682 1241 219 9 190 653 474 1233 61 112 Team Pitching W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO Webb 0 0 0.77 11 0 0 11.2 9 1 1 0 4 8 2 0 2.21 6 1 0 20.1 13 6 5 1 8 9 Ross Poncedeleon 0 2 2.81 10 4 1 32.0 24 10 10 2 13 30 8 6 2.92 24 24 0 132.1 91 46 43 17 50 160 Flaherty Gomber 5 0 2.93 25 8 0 61.1 55 23 20 3 27 51 Mikolas 15 4 2.99 29 29 0 180.2 175 65 60 14 28 126 7 5 3.16 23 16 0 102.2 77 46 36 7 47 86 Gant Hicks 3 4 3.17 67 0 6 71.0 54 27 25 2 37 63 1 1 3.18 14 0 0 11.1 11 4 4 3 5 13 Shreve C. Martinez 7 6 3.25 27 18 3 110.2 95 47 40 5 53 107 Hudson 4 1 3.26 19 0 0 19.1 12 7 7 0 14 11 3 5 3.51 60 0 28 56.1 48 25 22 8 18 65 Norris Brebbia 2 3 3.53 38 0 2 43.1 39 17 17 4 14 50 Leone 1 2 4.43 24 0 0 20.1 23 10 10 3 5 23 2 1 4.47 43 0 1 46.1 50 24 23 5 13 43 Mayers Wainwright 1 3 4.70 5 5 0 23.0 26 13 12 4 14 18 7 11 4.84 29 25 0 134.0 147 76 72 17 50 118 Weaver Cecil 1 1 6.37 37 0 0 29.2 35 23 21 3 24 17 Team 81 65 3.73 146 146 41 1313.1 1209 600 545 124 522 1182

batters. Dinged by home runs throughout the season, the slider gives him something that has a different, slashing movement from the sink of his splitter and fastball. Webb, acquired off waivers from San Diego, has been the most consistent of the trio retiring lefthanded batters. He’s held lefties to a .226 average and struck out four in 31 at-bats. At Class AAA Memphis, he had greater success against righthanded batters (.073 average against) than lefthanded batters (.273). Shildt stressed that not one of the three had the look of a true “situational lefty,” and that hyper-specified role has been limited in baseball — by shifts against lefthanded batters, by hard-throwing relievers. The Cardinals, likewise, could consider alternate options to neutralize lefties in upcoming series or, say, a one-game wild-card play-in contest.

Off the 40-man roster, there’s lefty Genesis Cabrera, who was part of the Tommy Pham trade with Tampa Bay. Already in the bullpen is Bud Norris, the former closer. Lefthanded batters have hit .182 and slugged only .273 against the righthanded pitcher who tests them with a cutter and sinker.

MOLINA ADVANCES, GYORKO ACTIVE

Catcher Yadier Molina’s increased activity Wednesday included “hitting baseballs, throwing baseballs, catching baseballs” Shildt said, and the veteran remains on pace to return at some point during the Cardinals’ four-game series against the Dodgers. Molina said he felt good, and he agreed that he might start catching bullpen sessions before returning to games. He has yet to run at full speed — a hurdle he’ll have to clear before being green-lighted for games. Jedd Gyorko, who was out for two weeks because of a groin strain, came off the disabled list Wednesday and could start as soon as Thursday’s game. Gyorko called the injury “worse than I had before” and the timing of the injury “tough.” He returned to St. Louis last weekend to receive focused treatment and catapult back into baseball activities. Once he was able to recover from sprinting, the Cardinals cleared him to be available as a batter off the bench. He flew out in his pinch-hit appearance Wednesday.

NORRIS ACHY

Norris, who felt a twinge of pain ripple through his hamstring Tuesday night, said that the soreness has come and gone throughout the past two months and he has no intention of having it limit him or shelve him in September. “I know the difference between good pain and bad pain,” Norris said. “My arm feels great. I’ll go out there out there and pitch as long as that’s true. I know my body well.” Staff writer Rick Hummel contributed to this article. Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com

Rick Hummel

PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 3 Pittsburgh AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Frazier 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 .284 Marte cf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .274 Bell 1b 3 0 1 0 1 2 .263 Luplow rf 4 2 3 1 0 1 .233 Kramer 3b 4 0 0 0 0 4 .231 Reyes lf 3 1 2 0 1 1 .333 Newman ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 .170 Stallings c 3 0 1 3 0 0 .217 Taillon p 2 0 0 0 0 1 .059 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 Dickerson lf Totals 34 4 10 4 2 12 Cardinals AB R H BI BB SO Avg. Carpenter 3b-1b 4 1 0 0 1 1 .269 O’Neill rf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .250 Adams 1b 3 0 0 0 0 1 .247 c-Martinez ph 1 0 0 1 0 0 .304 1-Flaherty pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 Ozuna lf 4 0 1 1 0 1 .279 Munoz ss-3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 .281 Wong 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 .244 d-Gyorko ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 Bader cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .270 Kelly c 1 1 0 0 1 0 .118 e-Wisdom ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .212 Poncedeleon p 1 0 1 0 0 0 .111 a-G.Garcia ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 .220 b-DeJong ph-ss 2 0 1 0 0 1 .233 Totals 33 3 7 3 3 6 Pittsburgh 011 002 000 — 4 10 0 Cardinals 100 000 011 — 3 7 0 a-struck out for Poncedeleon in the 5th. b-singled for Cecil in the 8th. c-out on fielder’s choice for Adams in the 8th. d-flied out for Wong in the 9th. e-singled for Kelly in the 9th. 1-ran for Martinez in the 8th. LOB: Pittsburgh 7, Cardinals 7. 3B: Poncedeleon (1). RBIs: Luplow (6), Stallings 3 (4), Ozuna (80), J.Martinez (80), Wisdom (6). SB: Carpenter (4), Bader (15), Wisdom (2). SF: Stallings. S: Taillon, Kelly. RLISP: Pittsburgh 4 (Frazier 2, Reyes, Taillon); Cardinals 5 (Carpenter 3, Adams, Ozuna). GIDP: Stallings. DP: Cardinals 1. Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Taillon 7 4 2 2 2 4 97 3.37 Vazquez 2 3 1 1 1 2 36 2.61 Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Poncedeleon 5 5 2 2 1 7 86 2.81 2/ Mayers 2 0 1 19 4.47 3 4 2 1/ Webb 0 0 0 2 4.32 3 0 0 Leone 1 1 0 0 0 2 12 4.43 Cecil 1 0 0 0 1 0 12 6.37 Shreve 1 0 0 0 0 2 12 4.01 Taillon pitched to 2 batters in the 8th. Inherited runners-scored: Webb 2-0. Umpires: Home, Andy Fletcher; First, Laz Diaz; Second, Manny Gonzalez; Third, Jeff Nelson. T: 3:00. A: 39,606 (45,538).

HOW THEY SCORED Cardinals first • Carpenter walks and steals second. Adams grounds out, Carpenter to third. Ozuna singles, Carpenter scores. One run. Cardinals 1, Pirates 0. Pirates second • Luplow singles. Reyes singles, Luplow to second. Newman singles, Luplow to third, Reyes to second. Stallings hits a sacrifice fly, Luplow scores. One run. Cardinals 1, Pirates 1. Pirates third • Marte singles. Bell walks, Marte to second. Luplow singles, Marte scores, Bell to second. One run. Pirates 2, Cardinals 1. Pirates sixth • Luplow singles. Reyes singles, Luplow to second. Newman singles, Luplow to third, Reyes to second. Stallings singles, Luplow and Reyes score, Newman to second. Two runs. Pirates 4, Cardinals 1. Cardinals eighth • Kelly walks. DeJong singles, Kelly to second. O’Neill singles, Kelly to third, DeJong to second. J.Martinez grounds into a force out, Kelly scores, DeJong to third, O’Neill out at second. One run. Pirates 4, Cardinals 2. Cardinals ninth • Munoz singles. Bader walks, Munoz to second. Wisdom singles, Munoz scores, Bader to third. One run. Pirates 4, Cardinals 3.

LAURIE SKRIVAN • lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

Matt Carpenter (left) bangs his bat on the ground after being called out on strikes to end the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss Wednesday to the Pirates.

Cards go three for 14 with men in scoring position CARDINALS • FROM B1

DeJong struck out, the runner remained at third, and that moment joined two others as culprits in the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss to the Pirates at Busch Stadium. Three times in the game the Cardinals had a runner at third base and less than two outs — twice a runner reached third with no outs — and the Cardinals did not, situationally, put a ball in play to produce a run. Twice the batter struck out. The Cardinals selfdestructed, smoke hissing from their three-for-14 performance with runners in scoring position. In the ninth inning as Harrison Bader reached third as the tying run with one out, Vazquez opened with a changeup and struck out DeJong for an escape route. He caught Matt Carpenter looking at a tight slider to end the game. “We didn’t execute,” DeJong said. “They pitched it well. We had our chances. At the end of the day, we have to do the job. That was the reason we lost. We didn’t all join efforts and pass the baton.” The loss lessens the Cardinals’ edge as the Los Angeles Dodgers arrive for an essential fourgame series at Busch. LA finally solved Cincinnati on Wednesday and, with a win there, slashed the Cardinals’ lead to two games for the second National League wild-card playoff slot. Win the series and the Cardinals and could unplug LA. Lose it and the Dodgers are saved from syndication, their season renewed. Ten of the Cardinals’ 16 remain-

ing regular-season games are at home, and from here 13 of the 16 are against teams in the playoff mix. Nine are against teams with better records. The Cardinals (81-65) left a lot on the bases but still took plenty from the Pittsburgh series. They assured they wouldn’t have a losing season and are one win shy of 11 consecutive winning seasons, a feat not reached since 15 consecutive from 19391953. Rookies Dakota Hudson and Jordan Hicks did not throw a pitch in the three days, setting them up for available and aggressive use against the Dodgers. And, the Cardinals got two starts and five innings each from two pitchers who weren’t in the rotation a week ago, Adam Wainwright and Daniel Poncedeleon. Poncedeleon (0-2) slipped into trouble in the second inning Wednesday when the Pirates lashed him with three singles and a sacrifice fly to tie the game 1-1. He caught pitcher Jameson Taillon looking at a fastball to end that inning. The Bucs snapped the tie in the third with Jordan Luplow’s RBI single, the second of his three hits. Poncedeleon cooled that inning two with consecutive strikeouts. The righthander remained assertive with his fastball — which sped by at 96 mph for his final strikeout — and completed five innings. “If I keep attacking the hitters with my fastball,” he said, “I’ll eventually win.” The rookie turned a 2-1 deficit over the bullpen, though he

nearly played a starring role in knotting that game. Instead, he had the best view of the first of several missed opportunities. Self-deprecating when it comes to hitting, Poncedeleon yanked a hard grounder down the thirdbase line in the third inning. “Well, first I made contact,” he said, “so I was a little surprised.” The ball got past the third baseman, pinballed around in left field, and by the time the Cardinals’ starter had stopped running he had a leadoff triple. He’s the first Cardinals pitcher since Todd Worrell in 1986 to have a triple as his first bigleague hit. Poncedeleon circumnavigated 270 feet on his own, but needed a benefactor for the final 90. Carpenter lined out and the next two batters flew out. In the fifth, Bader stole third to get there with one out, only to have Greg Garcia strike out and Carpenter line out into the shift. Each moment dropped into a growing purse of anecdotes that suggests situational issues are mounting for the Cardinals. In back-to-back games last week, the Cardinals loaded the bases with no one out — and failed to score. Recent losses are littered with runners left at third, as, candidly, losses often are. “I don’t think it’s changed with us, (and) if you look at our style of play, we’ve done a nice job,” manager Mike Shildt said. “That’s why I don’t want to get too reactionary in short windows of time. This group has taken really good at-bats for a period of time now.

You can look at the numbers. They support that. Situational hitting has been really good. Approach is there — depending on the score, depending on the hitter, depending on the matchup. A guy may take a shot to do a little more damage. It is the situation.” He added: “We left some money on the table, that’s for sure.” Poncedeleon’s triple was the Cardinals’ second hit of the game, and Taillon remained in command through seven innings. He allowed four hits, two of which did not escape the reach of infielders. DeJong had one as a pinchhitter to chase Taillon (13-9) from the game in the eighth and bring in lefty Vazquez. A bases-loaded groundout nudged home the Cardinals’ second run. In the eighth, Yairo Munoz led off with a single and scored on Patrick Wisdom’s pinch-hit single. Bader gamely went from first to third on that hit to give the Cardinals a crack at situational redemption. A base hit would tie the game. A groundball could have tied the game. A deep fly ball definitely should tie it. They all proved impossible. “It’s not frustrating at all,” Bader said. “If every single game over the course of 162 games you could tell yourself that we’re going to be able to put ourselves in a position to be one swing away, one strike away, one pitch away, that’s going to be a hell of a season. It didn’t share out our way.” Derrick Goold @dgoold on Twitter dgoold@post-dispatch.com


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M 1 • THUrSDAy • 09.13.2018

Munoz has become Mr. Versatility Has contributed at six spots, in addition to being sturdy at plate BY RICK HUMMEL St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A benchmark for a bench player in baseball is the team’s won-loss record when he starts. Anything around .500 is considered good because the team does not seem to have lost anything with the insertion of a particular reserve. Rookie Yairo Munoz started at shortstop on Wednesday and gave Paul DeJong most of a day off in the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium. He has started at six different positions this year — shortstop, third base, second base and all three outfield positions. And the Cardinals are 34-29 when the Dominican Republic native is in the lineup. The breakdown is 9-8 at second base; 17-17 at shortstop; 4-2 at third base; 1-0 in left field; 2-0 in center and 1-2 in right. Munoz’s best position, though, might be at bat – his .281 average ranks second on the club to Jose Martinez’s .304 – and Munoz also has eight homers and 15 doubles in 256 at-bats. The only positions not on his bigleague résumé are first base, pitcher and catcher. Manager Mike Shildt didn’t rule out first base but does not anticipate Munoz playing all nine spots, as did his mentor, coach Jose Oquendo, the Cardinals’ “Secret Weapon,” in the late 1980s. Pitching and catching are not in Shildt’s plan. “Maybe in another galaxy somewhere far away,” Shildt said. “He’s similar to ‘Cheo (Oquendo).’ He’s a Secret Weapon kind of guy but I don’t see pitching and catching on his radar anytime soon.” Oquendo, pondering the matter, said, “Catching ... I don’t know about that. In an emergence anybody can pitch. He’s capable. I know he can throw, so he might be able to pitch.” Munoz, 23, was acquired from Oakland in the offseason trade involving outfielder Stephen Piscotty, who is having a big power year with the Athletics, having hit 23 homers and 39 doubles and driving in 75 runs for the playoff-bound A’s. But Munoz has kept the Cardinals afloat when they’ve suffered injuries, such as when DeJong was out some seven weeks because of a broken finger. “I haven’t seen a glaring weakness anywhere we’ve put him,” Shildt said. “He’s done a nice job across the board.

LAURIE SKRIVAN • lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

The Cards’ Yairo Munoz, who played Wednesday at shortstop and third base, rounds third to score on a hit by Paul DeJong in the ninth inning.

He’s just a baseball player. He gets it done wherever you put him.” Munoz has been charged with 12 errors but he also is credited with 12 defensive “gems,” according to the Cardinals’ public relations staff. Many of those errors came in clusters in June, shortly after DeJong was hurt, including three on June 6 against Miami. Munoz could have come unglued then but Oquendo was there with the right words. “He said the main thing is how you behave after those games — how you compose yourself,” Munoz said through his translator, Carlos Villoria-Benitez. “He told me, ‘You might have three errors today. But you might have a stretch of 50 games without an error.’ That confidence he showed in me, that he believes in me, kept me going to work with him and try to be better every day.” Oquendo said, “And that’s not just defensively, but offensively, too. Early in the season, he was swinging a lot at the first pitch and getting nothing done. We talked about it and I said, ‘Don’t be afraid to hit with two strikes.’ “He needs to choke up on the bat, like

he did on that last at-bat (Munoz singled in the ninth on Wednesday).” Munoz added: “He’s helped me how to play each position. I wouldn’t have been able to have the success I’ve had without him.” “I’m proud of him,” said Oquendo. “He’s been working hard and he’s been paying attention once he got better. He’s a pretty good listener. We all like him. He’s been keeping his head above water and not passing that line. He’s stayed where he’s supposed to.” Oquendo said his best position when he played with the Cardinals “was being in the game.” And Munoz concurred. “Wherever they put me. I just want to be in the lineup,” he said. “I feel comfortable playing all positions but the ones I feel most comfortable at are third base and shortstop. I feel good playing second base but not with the same confidence I have playing shortstop and third base.” He also said he enjoyed playing center field more than the corner outfield spots. He is unbeaten there, after all, most recently starting there Sunday in Detroit. “There’s not a difficult position to play,” Munoz said.

“If you prepare your mind to play a position, everything comes easy. Oquendo told me you have to prepare to play as many as four positions in the same game. “But the most difficult position to play is catching because I haven’t done it that much (not all professionally). If they need me, I can pitch.” And, first base? “I can play there,” he said, laughing. Oquendo said, “I think he can play all the positions above average if he spends the time at the position, probably like me. I came up as a shortstop but I became a pretty good second baseman because I spent a lot of time at it.” Munoz would seem to be able to throw harder than curveball-tossing Oquendo did in 1988 when he pitched four innings and suffered the loss in a 19-inning game here with Atlanta. Oquendo, smiling, said, “I think I had a better arm. That’s what I’ve been telling him. So I’ve got to keep it that way. “I’ve got more innings than he does.” Rick Hummel @cmshhummel on Twitter rhummel@post-dispatch.com

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Cardinals center fielder Harrison Bader legs out a single by beating a throw to Pittsburgh first baseman Josh Bell in the fifth inning of the Pirates’ victory on Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Yankees on pace to avoid luxury tax for the first time The New York Yankees are set to achieve their goal of coming in under baseball’s luxury tax threshold for the first time since the penalty started in 2003. Boston and Washington remain the only teams on track to pay the tax his year, according to Aug. 31 figures compiled by the commissioner’s office for clubs and obtained by The Associated Press. The Yankees’ updated luxury tax payroll is $192.1 million, an increase from $178.8 million at the season’s start. New York is set to finish below this year’s $197 million threshold even with possible performance bonuses of $500,000 for pitcher CC Sabathia pitching 155 innings and $125,000 for infielder Neil Walker reaching 425 plate appearances, plus the addition of nearly $3,000 a day for each September call-up on expanded 40-man active rosters. New York has paid the tax in 15 straight years, a total of $341 million. Boston’s luxury tax payroll was at $238.4 million on Aug. 31, up from $233.9 million on opening day. That boosted the projected tax for the AL East-leading Red Sox to $11.3 million from $9.4 million. Washington’s luxury tax payroll was second at $203.9 million, an increase from $201.1 million that raised the projected tax to $2.1 million from $1.2 million. Yanks’ Chapman nears return • New York All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman could return next week from nearly a month on the disabled list. Chapman has not pitched since Aug. 21 because of left knee tendinitis. The 30-year-old lefthander threw a bullpen session Wednesday and was to return to New York for treatment. Manager Aaron Boone anticipates another bullpen session this weekend. Chapman has a 2.11 ERA and 31 saves in 33 chances. Elbow surgery for Cubs’ Darvish • Chicago righthander Yu Darvish had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow to clean out loose debris. Darvish was declared out for the season last month after an MRI revealed a stress reaction in the elbow. He recently visited orthopedic surgeon James Andrews for a second opinion and the surgery was recommended. Meanwhile, after throwing a 35-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, closer Brandon Morrow said he will again this season — even if in a limited role. Also, the Cubs have changed the starting time of their home game Friday, against the Reds, from 1:20 p.m. to 7:05 p.m. That’s because they have a makeup game now set for Thursday in Washington. From news services

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Cards’ youngsters face LA’s vast experience HOCHMAN • FROM B1

Thirteen current Cards played in Memphis at some point last year, and some of that team’s grandest postseason achievers are current Cards. So, yeah, many of the 2018 Cardinals are inexperienced major leaguers, but they’ve experienced high-pressured winning — and not just since manager Mike Shildt took over in July. In the Busch Stadium dugout Wednesday, before the Cards’ toe-stub against Pittsburgh, the skipper was asked for qualities that define his team. He spoke of consistency, preparation and relentlessness. Asked if these were contagious, Shildt suggested a stronger word: “It’s a standard, really, that they hold themselves to.” And we’ve seen it, time and again, with this group, entering the four-game series two games ahead of LA for the second wild-card playoff spot. Even in defeat, we’ve seen some Bird grit. On Wednesday, they scored in the eighth and ninth inning — and had two on, two out and Matt Carpenter up (a Dakota Hudson-esque slider, called for strike three, ceased the day for St. Louis). But we’ll learn so much more about the Cards in the gauntlet that’s the quartet of games at Busch, the first three started by pitchers with an average age of 24. This is, after all, officially a pennant race (there’s now a league-designed logo on scoreboards that reads “PENNANT RACE 2018”). “We’re going to have to come out ready because these guys are hungry for that spot, too,” shortstop Paul DeJong said of the Dodgers, the defending National League champs, who have 11 active players who have been All-Stars. “We know

they’re right behind us. What we did to them in LA, they remember that, so they’re coming in here trying to sweep us. … Our goal is to try to get on the starters early and try to get in that bullpen and extend some leads.” Well, the first starter they’ll try to get to early is Clayton Edward Kershaw, who’s having his worst ERA season since 2012. Sounds promising, but then consider his 2018 ERA is 2.42. Hey, the Cards did bring back Matt Adams! As for the Redbirds, they’ll counter with a lanky lefty of their own, Austin Gomber, who would’ve been pitching for Memphis in this year’s postseason (going on right now, actually), except he’s helping the big club vie for its own postseason berth. And while Kershaw’s kerplunking curveball baffles batters, Gomber also throws one with some friction and conviction. On the fancy stat site Fangraphs. com, Gomber’s curveball clearly rates as his best pitch. “It’s unique that there aren’t many of those in the game,” Shildt said. “Not everyone can throw a bigger one that keeps that spin without it being loopy. He keeps that spin first and tight. … I think there’s some similarity to (Kershaw’s). I think it’ll be fun, a fun matchup.” And one fun aspect to the Cards is their late-in-game gluttony – coinciding with a lot of their success and their most thrilling of the successes. In innings 7-9, only five National League teams average more than the Cards’ 1.41 runs per game (compared to their 1.30 runs per game last year in innings 7-9). “That’s very promising for an offense for sure,” rookie outfielder Harrison Bader

said. “Especially moving into these later parts of the season. Today was just another example of that. Just a bunch of confidence.” This series should be scintillating. The Dodgers and baseball’s secondhighest payroll of active players — yet a flawed, marred club, one without bullpen depth and with underachieving has-beens (or current “are-nots.”). And they traded for Manny Machado and might miss the playoffs! And they have numerous familiar faces from St. Louis autumns past, from Yasiel Puig to Chase Utley to David Freese. And then, here are these St. Louis Cardinals, with a revamped coaching staff, rotation, outfield and bullpen. And with guys who probably still get mail in Memphis. “Whenever there’s a lot of change, it can spark an excitement, because there’s this new feeling of like — we don’t know what’s going to happen, but these could be really good things,” said Cardinals pitcher John Brebbia, whose red beard is so big and thick now, he could sneak Kolten Wong into a movie in that thing. “All of a sudden, you start winning a little bit and it was like — oh wow, these things were really good. And then you kept winning. “Holy cow — all these things that have happened have added to what was already a pretty solid foundation. And there was no point after it happened that there was a negative. It was all trending up, the term ‘Mo’ likes to use. It’s almost compounded on each other, the opposite snowball. It’s getting bigger going up the mountain.” Benjamin Hochman @hochman on Twitter bhochman@post-dispatch.com


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Vikes think Pack’s Rodgers will play NFL NOTEBOOK

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer isn’t buying it. The Green Bay Packers can say all they want that quarterback Aaron Rodgers is day to day because of a knee injury. The two-time league MVP will be given the whole week to get ready for Sunday’s game, against Minnesota, coach Mike McCarthy said. “Yeah, well, you know he walks on water, so I’m sure he’s going to play,” Zimmer said Wednesday. Green Bay returned to the practice field Wednesday, though Rodgers did not and stayed at Lambeau Field to rehab. Asked at his locker if it was accurate to say his injury was a sprained knee, Rodgers said, “Sure ... say sprained knee.” Wearing a brace could be an option, depending on how the quarterback feels later in the week. If he can’t go, the Packers would turn to backup DeShone Kizer, who accounted for two turnovers after entering when Rodgers got hurt in the second quarter last weekend against the Bears before Rodgers returned and rallied the Packers to victory. So it’s understandable why Zimmer and the Vikings think Rodgers will play. Rehabbing on Wednesday was not a setback, McCarthy said. “I think anytime a player comes off a game where he’s in-

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Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers, being treated Sunday for a knee injury, did not practice Wednesday but said he is feeling better.

jured, obviously there’s the hope of playing,” McCarthy added. “We’ll give him the whole week to get ready. So we’ll take it day by day and learn as we go.” Rodgers said he was feeling progressively better over the last couple days, though still sore. The 14-year veteran said he does not need to practice to play. Other QB updates • The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger hopes his balky right elbow will be good to go Sunday, against Kansas City. He said he banged his elbow on Pittsburgh’s next-to-last offen-

sive snap during the team’s tie in Cleveland last weekend. He fumbled on the following play. Roethlisberger declined to say whether he had an MRI exam on the elbow. Josh Dobbs, who beat out veteran Landry Jones to serve as Roethlisberger’s primary backup, will run with the team if Roethlisberger can’t. • Bills coach Sean McDermott said rookie Josh Allen will make his first career start, Sunday against the Chargers. He replaces Nathan Peterman, who struggled badly in a 47-3 blowout loss to the Ravens in Week 1 before be-

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ing benched in favor of Allen. The move is a significant change for Buffalo, which planned on bringing along the strong-armed, raw passer at a calculated and methodical rate before inserting him into the lineup. Drafted at No. 7 this spring, Allen has ideal physical tools but has been considered a developmental prospect. • The Titans’ Marcus Mariota practiced fully after being knocked out of Tennessee’s season opener when he hurt the elbow on his right (throwing) arm. Barring any setbacks, Titans coach Mike Vrabel expects his quarterback to play Sunday, against Houston. • Nick Foles is set to start again for the Eagles, Sunday against Tampa Bay, because Carson Wentz still isn’t ready to return from knee surgery.

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09.13.2018 • Thursday • M 1

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Evian faces more weather problems Tourney will move to July in ’19 to avoid bad conditions The Evian Championship will bid farewell to September, and hopefully its bad weather, when the final women’s major golf tournament of the season starts Thursday. It’s the final edition of Evian before it reverts to its former July slot in 2019, a move that players hope will avoid more weather-hit days like last year’s opening round — which was wiped out by a severe storm. However, rain and possible thunderstorms are forecast for the first round at the picturesque hillside course overlooking Lake Geneva, in Evian-Les-Bains, France, after Wednesday’s final practice was held in sunshine and 83-degree heat. “It deserves to be played in great conditions,” defending champion Anna Nordqvist said. “It’s really one of the best events we have all year.” Nordqvist won her second career major last year in a playoff through a hailstorm that was chilling even to a native Swede. “Everyone who has grown up in Europe knows that September can be a little sketchy. July is going to be great,” she said. In the 2017 edition, Thursday’s round was stopped because of the storm before all scores were struck and a Friday restart was ordered.

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Riboud says France needs “golf culture” • The head of France’s only golf major says hosting the Ryder Cup won’t help his country produce a star player. Asked at an eve-of-tournament news conference about a stellar month for French golf, the women’s Evian Championship chairman Franck Riboud dismissed what the Ryder Cup could achieve when it’s played Sept. 28-30 near Paris. The 12-man Europe team at Le Golf National has no players from France, and the top-ranked Frenchman is No. 97 Mike Lorenzo-Vera. “We need a (French) champion, that’s all,” Riboud said. “I think we need a project for the young French player to show we are a champion in the next five years. ... We don’t have a golf culture, we have to build it.” Riboud is the long-time former chairman and chief executive of food giant Danone, which owns the Evian water brand.

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ST. LOUIS FIVE-DAY FORECAST TODAY

TONIGHT

FRIDAY

Sunshine

Clear

Mostly sunny

WIND ESE 4-8 mph

WIND E 3-6 mph

WIND E 4-8 mph

85°

SATURDAY

REGIONAL OUTLOOK

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

More excellent weather over the STL area, not only for today, but right through the weekend. All is quiet thanks to the blocking effect of Hurricane Florence.

80

Peoria 81/61

74

Macomb 80/58 Bloomington 80/60

Kirksville 83/64

Quincy 82/64

55

Urbana 81/61

Decatur 81/59 Springfield 57 83/60 Effingham 70 55 82/61

35

Joplin 83/68

Columbia 70 84/66 St. Louis Mount Jefferson Vernon 85/67 City 83/63 55 85/64 Union 84/64 57 44 Rolla Carbondale 84/64 82/63 Farmington 82/62 Cape Girardeau 85/65 Springfield 84/66 Poplar Bluff West Plains 85/65 55 84/64

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RIVER AND LAKE LEVELS

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. 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

20.39 19.00 29.39 29.52 20.81 417.21 20.84 26.81 29.11 33.15

20 18 14

-0.09 -0.05 -0.83 +0.27 +0.30 +0.07 +0.03 -0.16 -0.10 +0.52

12.84 -0.57 11.67 +0.06 12.54 -0.21

Forecast Temperature

74 60

83 70 69

4.01 6.92 24.39

-0.74 -1.78 -0.28

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60

61

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M

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35.20 +3.32 356.04 360.77 499.17 658.40 708.08 657.51 913.67 839.79 600.35 408.80 607.60 448.39

Average High

100

86

15 16 24

TEMPERATURE TRENDS

Daily Temperature

80

Flood Stage 24 hour Stage (ft.) Wed. 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

20.31 -1.01 17.02 -1.16 16.69 -1.30 13.59 -1.13 20.54 -0.84

16 15 25 26 18 419 21 30 27 32

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67

-0.03 -0.03 +0.05 +0.12 -0.06 +0.04 -0.06 -0.04 +0.08 +0.10 +0.06 +0.34

Average Low

89

88

88

88

87

68

69

69

68

66

81

62

40

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Shown are noon positions of precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

Mostly sunny Chief Meteorologist Dave Murray

WIND ENE 6-12 mph

Winnipeg 65/46

Seattle 66/53

Montreal 80/61 Billings 72/48

89° 68° 88° 69° 88° 69° 88° 68°

67°

Kansas City 82/68

As Florence approaches, wind, rain and seas will ramp up along the Carolina and Virginia coasts today. Spotty rain, not associated with Florence, will affect the central Appalachians, mid-Atlantic and the Deep South. The downpours in Texas will be from another budding tropical system. Showers will rim the northern tier of the West.

MONDAY

Warm with plenty Sunshine, warm and humid of sun WIND WIND ENE 6-12 mph NE 6-12 mph

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San Francisco 67/54

Temperature High/low 81°/61° Normal high/low 82°/62° Last year high/low 79°/59° Record high 98° (1956) Record low 44° (1940) Precipitation 24 hrs through 5 p.m. Wed. 0.00” Month to date (normal) 1.60” (1.24”) Year to date (normal) 32.28” (28.99”) Record for this date 2.09” (1949)

Pollen Yesterday

Trees Weeds Grass Mold

Absent Moderate - 24 Absent High - 22339

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.

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

6 140 114 1896 1508

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

86° noon

86° 4 p.m.

78° 8 p.m.

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

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Today’s Air Quality

Denver 93/57

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Los Angeles 84/63

Chihuahua 86/58

Cold front

Warm front

City

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

Skywatch Rise

Set

6:41 a.m. 10:51 a.m.

7:13 p.m. 9:56 p.m.

First Quarter

Full Moon

Last Quarter

New Moon

Sep 16

Sep 24

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Oct 8

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81/65/c 90/62/s 67/50/pc 89/74/pc 86/74/t 80/70/t 90/73/s 72/46/pc 72/61/c 89/75/c 87/67/pc 86/73/c 78/61/s 84/68/pc 83/70/sh 88/73/t 90/75/t 93/57/s 83/68/s 89/76/t 80/68/pc 77/62/c 86/76/c 85/75/t 81/64/pc 82/68/pc 97/72/s 86/70/pc

High: 110 El Centro, Calif.

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

Toronto 75/66 New York 76/68

Washington 82/74

Kansas City 82/68

Atlanta 89/74

FLORENCE

Houston 85/75 Monterrey 87/70

Stationary front

Today Hi/Lo/W

National Extremes

City

Good Moderate Unhealthy Unhealthy Very Hazardous (sensitive) Unhealthy

Chicago 78/61

El Paso 96/69

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

Sun Moon

Detroit 80/68

Minneapolis 83/70

Statistics through 5 p.m. Wednesday

69° 8 a.m.

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80/62/c 89/63/s 65/50/pc 92/73/pc 84/74/t 77/69/c 93/72/s 80/50/s 74/60/pc 88/74/pc 87/67/pc 86/73/c 82/61/s 86/70/s 84/69/pc 87/74/s 93/76/pc 91/58/s 88/69/pc 90/78/s 83/68/pc 79/58/pc 87/77/pc 84/75/t 83/67/s 88/68/s 99/75/s 89/71/pc

Miami 88/77

Showers

T-storms

City

Rain

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

Flurries

Today Hi/Lo/W

84/63/pc 85/68/pc 89/72/pc 88/77/t 74/59/s 83/70/s 92/74/t 88/70/pc 90/78/t 76/68/c 84/68/pc 86/71/s 92/75/t 80/69/c 105/78/s 83/70/sh 76/57/pc 69/54/pc 78/53/s 81/56/s 84/73/t 80/66/pc 67/54/pc 66/53/sh 91/79/t 101/74/s 82/74/t 85/70/pc

Snow

Ice

Friday Hi/Lo/W

87/64/pc 88/71/s 90/71/s 89/77/t 77/62/s 84/72/pc 95/74/s 90/71/s 90/78/t 76/66/c 87/69/pc 91/70/s 92/76/t 76/65/sh 108/83/s 83/68/c 74/57/pc 69/53/c 79/53/s 87/65/pc 84/73/t 80/67/pc 67/53/pc 65/54/r 92/81/pc 103/74/s 79/71/sh 89/68/s

Wednesday in the 48 contiguous states Low: 26 West Yellowstone, Mont.

WORLD FORECAST

Today Hi/Lo/W

65/50/pc 82/67/pc 114/81/s 91/78/t 85/66/c 61/52/r 70/52/pc 93/75/s 89/77/pc 62/52/pc 87/80/t 84/66/s 79/43/s 68/50/s 91/63/s 108/80/s

Friday Hi/Lo/W

64/54/pc 84/69/pc 114/80/s 88/77/t 82/66/c 69/54/pc 67/57/c 92/73/s 89/76/pc 60/48/sh 90/81/s 80/63/s 81/47/s 65/51/pc 89/63/pc 110/83/s

City

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

Today Hi/Lo/W

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M 1 • THUrSDAy • 09.13.2018

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS SOFTBALL

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Anna Bair Ursuline volleyball A 6-foot-2 senior outside hitter, Bair led the Bears to a second-place finish in the silver flight of the Crossroads Classic in Effingham, Ill., and was named to the alltournament team. In five tournament matches, Bair averaged 12.2 kills and 5.6 digs. She had her best match in a straight-set win over Hermann, pounding down 19 kills and making eight digs. Bair had 15 kills and five digs in a straight-set win over Stewardson-Strasburg and closed out the tourney with an 11-kill, five-dig effort in a loss to Greenwood in the title match. A first-team all-MWAA and alldistrict selection the past three seasons, Bair has committed to the University of Mississippi. Mya Bethany Rosati-Kain softball A sophomore pitcher and outfielder, Bethany has been a catalyst for the Kougars, leading them to a five wins in their first six games for one of their strongest starts in years. The 2017 AAA Conference newcomer of the year went 2-0 in the circle last week with complete-game victories over O’Fallon Christian and Lutheran St. Charles. Bethany also contributed offensively, going 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI against O’Fallon Christian and 3-for-4 with a double and three stolen bases against Lutheran St. Charles. She is batting .615 with 10 RBI, a 1.154 slugging percentage, nine stolen bases and is 4-1 with a 2.38 ERA. Brooks Cosman CBC swimming A senior captain, Cosman led the Cadets to a convincing team title at the Ladue Invitational. He won two individual events and was part of a winning relay as the Cadets dominated the field to win by 189 points. Cosman took first place in the 50-yard freestyle (22.60), the 100 free (49.32) and swam the anchor leg on the winning 200 free relay. He also helped the Cadets’ 400 free relay to a second-place finish, coming up just short after closing the gap. Cosman’s performance came on the heels of a big day in a dual with Fort Zumwalt South, in which he won the 50 free, 100 free and was part of the winning 200 medley relay and 200 free relay. Claire Solovic Seckman golf A junior, Solovic fired a careerbest 4-under-par 68 to win the Lindbergh Invitational at The Links of Dardenne. Solovic hit 14 fairways, 16 greens in regulation and had 31 putts. She edged Lafayette sophomore standout Brooke Biermann by one shot. Solovic hit her second shot on the par-5 18th hole onto the fringe of the green to set up a 3-foot birdie putt for the title. Solovic also has been the medalist in three of the four duals she has competed in. She shot a 2-over 38 and an even par 36 at Pomme Creek and won with a 4-under 32 at Fox Run. Solovic finished third in Class 2 last season after tying for the title as a freshman. Tyler Sucher Clayton football A 5-foot-10, 160-pound junior quarterback, Sucher completed 21 of 29 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns in a 34-32 doubleovertime win over Jennings. After throwing three TD passes in regulation, Sucher hit Robert Miles with a 25-yard TD pass in the first overtime. Sucher then sealed the win with a 6-yard strike to Miles and a two-point conversion toss to Reese Barnett in the second overtime. A first-year starter, Sucher has completed 73 percent of his passes and is second in the area in passing yards (818), tied for the lead in TD passes (10) and among the leaders in passer rating (151.2). He also is a standout baseball player. Sam Waldron Lindbergh softball A sophomore second baseman and leadoff hitter, Waldron went on a tear recently. She had 17 hits in 17 at-bats in games from Sept. 1 to Sept. 6 on 15 singles and two doubles. Waldron’s hit streak started with a hit in her final at-bat Sept. 1 in a win over Jackson at the Cor Jesu Haberstroh Invitational. In victories against Cor Jesu (Sept. 1) and Pattonville (Sept. 5), Waldron had five and six hits, respectively. In a loss Sept. 6 to Parkway South, Waldron added five more hits for a grand total of 17 in a row. Waldron’s hot streak has vaulted her into the top in the area hitting race with an average of .674. She was allconference last season. Devin Wills Mascoutah football In a 21-20 win over MahometSeymour, Wills, a 5-foot-11, 195pound junior running back, carried the ball 21 times for 324 yards and three touchdowns. Wills put the Indians on the scoreboard first with a 74-yard run midway through the first quarter. Late in the second quarter, Wills ran it in from 2 yards out to tie the game 14-14 at halftime. He snapped the tie with a 73-yard TD run in the third quarter and the Indians hung on for the win. Wills is averaging more than 10 yards a carry and leads the area in rushing yards (727). He is among the area leaders in touchdowns (8). Compiled by Paul Kopsky based off statistics reported to STLhighschoolsports.com. Please send nominations to pkopsky@stltoday.com by noon each Monday.

Maplewood 103 11 Metro 00(10) 51 W-Jyanna Faller.

Cohen, Zach Stapleton 6 6 0 16 12 1

De Soto 100 00 1 4 Seckman 304 05 12 11 W-Lexi Knoll. L-Krystin Keath. HR-S Meagan McCorkell 2-Abby Stout -

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7 9 2 6 12 4

Pky. South 2, Pky. West 0 PS: Kevin Ovalle 2; shutout by Brett Hoekstra

Windsor 000 210 0 Nrthwest-CH 041 300 0 W-Maddison Welker.

3 8 0 8 11 0

Bayless 3, Fox 0 B: Adam Lucas, Ermin Lemes, Belmin Pajalic; shutout by Jasmin Smajic

Nerinx Hall 000 001 0 Cor Jesu 020 100 0 W-Katrina Esswein.

Borgia’s Struttmann returns after losing finger in accident BY JOE HARRIS For STLhighschoolsports.com

A fun Fourth of July fourwheeling ride quickly turned into a nightmare for Borgia senior Grace Struttmann. Struttmann, a 6-foot-1 opposite hitter for the Knights’ volleyball team, was a passenger on an ATV when a tractor with an implement attached pulled out in front of her, causing the driver of the ATV to swerve to avoid a collision. Struttmann’s momentum pushed her and her left hand towards the implement, severing her pinky finger immediately. “One of the first things that I said when the accident happened, I just broke down crying and said, ‘I play volleyball’ and I did not know if I would ever be able to play again because I talked to a doctor who has the same injury that I do and she said it’s very sensitive,” Struttmann said. “So I was really scared blocking going into it because I was worried it was going to be rough, but it hasn’t.” Doctors contoured Struttmann’s hand during surgery to accommodate her missing

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RANDY KEMP • Special to STLhighschoolsports.com

finger. Struttmann returned to the court a little more than two months to the day of the accident at Lafayette on Sept. 5. She put down six kills, including four in an emotional return in the second set, which helped sway the momentum to Borgia’s favor in a 13-25, 2516, 25-23 victory. “You’re talking about a very extensive injury and from day one she’s had a smile on her face,” Borgia coach Andrea Beaty said. “She’s that kind of kid, no matter what she has a smile on her face.” Struttmann said her speedy recovery wouldn’t have been possible without the support of her teammates. That chemistry has helped push Borgia (8-2-1), No. 3 in the STLhighschoolsports small school rankings, to a fast start. “It’s been a challenge,” Struttmann said. “My team has been with me the entire time to support me.” The Knights won their season-opening tournament by posting wins against Mater Dei and St. Dominic and earning a draw with Lutheran South in pool play.

St.Chas. West 4, Duchesne 1 S: Nick Schreiber 3, Darius Decarolis D: Ryan Hill

Oakville 100 600 0 FZ South 030 001 2 W-Makayla Slavik. L-Bri Dunn.

Ursuline 000 100 2 3 5 3 Pky. North 203 000 0 5 6 0 W-Kathryn Baker. L-Abigail Tepen. HR-P Mia Clark -

Borgia’s Grace Struttmann (left) celebrates Sept. 5 during a three-set victory at Lafayette. It was the senior’s first match of the season after losing the pinky on her left hand in an accident during the summer.

Jerseyville 4, Wood River 2 J: Andrew Kribs 2, Wyatt Freand, Cody Miller

Wright City 200 426 0 Orchard Farm 333 134 0 W-Maria Prather.

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DuBourg 000 000 Rosati-Kain 400 124 W-Mya Bethany. HR-R Kathleen O’Connell -

0 2 0 11 16 0

St.Chas. West 000 1 Warrenton 014 1 W-Katheryn McChristy.

1 6 0 6 14 1

Pky. Central 000 00 Notre Dame 072 01 W-Samantha Foppe.

0 2 0 10 10 0

St. Dominic 010 040 FH Central 412 512 HR-S Tori Forbeck

5 9 1 15 21 0

Valley Park 030 141 4 Herculaneum 000 001 2 W-Anita Kraus.

13 15 2 3 5 8

St. Louis United 3, Trinity 1 T: Austin Franklin Mehlville 4, Windsor 0 M: Ahmedin Becirovic 2, John Bullari, Zach Klevorn; shutout by Ian Brouk, Jacob Klevorn. Other scores Gtwy Snce Ac. 10, Valmeyer 0

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Webster def. Pky. North 25-8, 25-13 Pky. West def. Pky. Central 25-14, 25-23 Cor Jesu def. Luth. South 29-31, 25-15, 25-21 Affton def. Clayton 25-13, 25-14 In. Word def. Edwardsville 25-18, 26-24 Summit def. Oakville 25-18, 25-21 Lindbergh def. Ladue 25-17, 25-12 North Tech def. CSOMB 25-15, 25-23 Lutheran SC def. Trinity 25-11, 25-10 Farmington def. St. Pius X 19-25, 25-20, 26-24 Notre Dame def. Whitfield 25-9, 25-12 North County def. Herculaneum 25-19, 23-25, 25-11 Ste.Gen. def. De Soto 25-21, 25-12

FIELD HOCKEY

Villa Duchesne 3, MICDS 2 John Burroughs 1, Kirkwood 0 Webster Groves 5, Pattonville 0 Cor Jesu 2, Whitfield 0 Westminster 2, Oakville 1

GIRLS TENNIS

Marquette 000 000 1 1 2 0 Holt 000 000 0 0 2 3 W-Annah Junge. L-Mandy Hansen.

Belleville East 9, Alton 0 McCluer North 9, McCluer 0 St. Joseph’s 8, MICDS 1 Quincy Notre Dame 7, Alton Marquette 2 Belleville East 8, Mascoutah 1 Carbondale 8, Mount Carmel 1

BOYS SOCCER

BOYS GOLF

Luth. North 4, Haz. Central 3 L: Wayea Halloweger, Fred Davis, Ethan Bazan, Jakobe Hopkins H: Jakob Bendawald, Caleb Feaman Hancock 10, Lift For Life 0 H: Pedro Calderon 2, Chris Morales 2, Amir Ugarak, Haitham al Janabi, Haris Duracak, Tarik ait haj Kaddour, Kelvin Katwala, Sedeeq Yousif; shutout by dominik marsala Westminster 7, Pky. North 0 W: Luke Linam 3, Zach Cancila, Danny Sacco, Jack Lemp, Liam Lloyd; shutout by Pierce Dunne Luth. South 2, Whitfield 1 L: Bradley Fritsche W: Jimmy Milgie Ladue 3, John Burroughs 0 L: Sam Cobin, Mateo Hearst, Greyson Watkins; shutout by Alex Leary O’F Christian 10, Winfield 0 O: Austin McNeil, Luke McNeil, Caleb Bryant, Callum Hardwicke, Chase Heath, Daniel Heinrich, Jeff Hill, Jared Lane, Adam McNeil; shutout by Daniel Heinrich, Garrett Ellebrecht. McCluer 2, Lutheran SC 1 M: Dan De Blaise, Aldo Estrada Orchard Farm 5, U. City 2 O: Anthony Dalton 2, Ethan Bromaghim, Hunter Dreckshage, Trevor Wilson U: Lucas Dean, Patrick Fuller McKinley 7, Metro 4 Me: Trevor Laslo 4 Clayton 6, Pattonville 1 C: James Dulle 2, Dillon Flynn 2, Amit

Granite City 169, Wood River 204 Granite City: Bennett Smallie, 40; Brady Charbonnier, 42; Cameron Rubenacker, 43; Simon Maxfield, 44 Gibault 152, Marissa 181, Valmeyer 214 Gibault: 1. Lucas Herrmann, 35; Nick Weilbacher, 37; Ryan Bollinger, 38 Valmeyer: Carson Sensel, 39; Drew Shevlin, 55; Colton Snyder, 60; Evan Roebrown, 60; Fritz Schaeffer, 60; Clay Juelfs, 62; Ethan Roebrown, 71

GIRLS GOLF

Fort Zumwalt West 181, Francis Howell Central 201 Fort Zumwalt West: 1. Leigha Kelly, 40 Francis Howell Central: Rachel Bruno, 45 Cor Jesu 186, Notre Dame 206 Cor Jesu: 1. Erin Powers, 43 Notre Dame: Laura Carmody, 48 Parkway Central 172, Eureka 194 Parkway Central: 1. Campbell Marino, 39; Eureka: Sarah Biscan, 44 Villa Duchesne 181, Visitation 187 Villa Duchesne: 1. Emma Buell, 40 Visitation: Olya Forshaw, 44 John Burroughs 170, Nerinx Hall 181 John Burroughs: 1. Claire Pan, 39 Nerinx Hall: Caroline Lynch, 42 Okawville 195, Breese Central 203, Trico 240 Okawville: 1. Chloe Kraus, 39; 2. Erin Klasing, 44; 8. Amy Koch, 54; 9. Katelyn Alvis, 58; 13. Killion, 67 Breese Central: 4. Brooke Bassier, 50; 5. Elena Rolves, 51; 5. Peyton Jeckstadt, 51; 5. Grace McIntyre, 51; 10. Brooke Rakers, 61; 13. Elizabeth Eli, 67 Trico: 3. Kylie Bunselmeyer, 45; 11. Julia Reiman, 63; 12. Elizabeth Froemiling, 64; 15. Kassidy Bunselmeyer, 68; Other scores Borgia 197, St. Clair 217 Francis Howell 169, Holt 180

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE FOOTBALL

Riverview Gardens (0-3) vs. Hazelwood East (2-1) at Lindenwood, 6 p.m. DuBourg (0-3) at Missouri Military (0-3), 6 p.m. Parkway North (0-3) at Parkway West (3-0), 7 p.m. Hazelwood West (2-1) vs. Hazelwood Central (1-2) at Lindenwood, 8:30 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY

Lutheran North Invitational, 4 p.m. Parkway Central Invitational, 4 p.m. Steelville Invitational, 4 p.m. DuQuoin Invitational, 4:30 p.m. Public High League Meet at Willmore Park, 4:45 p.m. Carrollton Homecoming Meet, 5 p.m.

BOYS GOLF

Carrollton vs. Alton Marquette at Spencer T. Olin GC, 4 p.m. Okawville, Valmeyer at Gibault, 4 p.m.

GIRLS GOLF

BELLEVILLE EAST YORKTOWN PAR 3 TOURNAMENT At Yorktown GC, 2:30 p.m. Teams: Althoff, Alton, Belleville East, Belleville West, Civic Memorial, Collinsville, Columbia, Freeburg, Nashville, O’Fallon, Triad OTHER EVENTS Northwest CH vs. Affton at Sunset Hills, 3:15 p.m. Ladue, Parkway West at Parkway Central at Four Seasons CC, 3:15 p.m. Carrollton vs. Alton Marquette at Spencer T. Olin GC, 3:30 p.m. Oakville vs. Fox at Pomme Creek GC, 3:30 p.m. Washington vs. Warrenton at Warrenton Golf Course, 3:30 p.m. FZ North vs. FZ South at The Falls, 3:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Duchesne at Eagle Springs, 3:30 p.m. Timberland vs. FZ East at Lake Forest, 3:30 p.m. Francis Howell Central at Troy, 3:30 p.m. Liberty vs. FH North at Bogey Hills, 3:30 p.m. Lindberghvs.Park.SouthatCrescentFarms,3:30p.m. Kirkwood vs. Seckman at Pomme Creek, 3:30 p.m. Lutheran St. Charles at St. Clair, 3:30 p.m. Marquette vs. Summit at Crescent Farms, 3:45 p.m. Clayton at Pattonville, 3:45 p.m. Lafayette vs. Eureka at Ballwin GC, 3:45 p.m. Carbondale, Centralia at Mount Vernon, 4 p.m. Union, Westminster, Borgia at Franklin Co., 4 p.m. RedBud,Marissa,OkawvilleatRolandBarkau,4p.m. Incarnate Word at Westminster, 4 p.m.

GIRLS TENNIS

TEAM UP TOURNAMENT At Parkway Central, 3:15 p.m. Teams: Lafayette, Marquette, Parkway Central OTHER EVENTS McCluer at Hazelwood Central, 3:30 p.m. Timberland at St. Charles West, 3:30 p.m. FZ East at FZ North, 3:30 p.m. Holt at Francis Howell Central, 3:30 p.m. Lutheran North vs. Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m.

Troy Buchanan at Fort Zumwalt West, 3:30 p.m. Edwardsville at Belleville East, 3:30 p.m. St. Charles at Liberty, 3:30 p.m. Rosati-Kain at Lutheran St. Charles, 3:30 p.m. Belleville West at Althoff, 3:30 p.m. St. Dominic at Tolton, 3:30 p.m. DuBourg at St. Pius X, 4 p.m. Webster Groves at McCluer North, 4 p.m. Metro at McKinley, 4 p.m. Miller Career vs. Gate.STEM at Sumner, 4 p.m. Highland at Triad, 4 p.m. Metro-East Lutheran at Civic Memorial, 4 p.m. North County at Farmington, 4 p.m. Fort Zumwalt South at Hazelwood West, 4 p.m. Granite City at Alton Marquette, 4 p.m. Hillsboro, Illinois at Roxana, 4 p.m. Jerseyville at Chatham Glenwood, 4 p.m. Pattonville at Mehlville, 4 p.m. Hazelwood West at Parkway North, 4:15 p.m. Hazelwood East at MS-Berkeley, 4:15 p.m. Oakville at Summit, 4:15 p.m. Duchesne vs. Nerinx Hall, 4:30 p.m. Wood River at Vandalia, 4:30 p.m.

FIELD HOCKEY

St. Joseph’s (4-3-1) at Nerinx Hall (5-3), 4 p.m. Cor Jesu (5-2-1) at Oakville (2-1), 4 p.m. Westminster (3-4-1) at Lindbergh (1-1), 4:15 p.m. Park.West (3-5) at Alton Marquette (0-2), 4:15 p.m. Eureka (2-4) at Marquette (2-5), 4:30 p.m. Visitation (5-1-1) at Lafayette (5-2), 4:30 p.m. NotreDame (4-2-1) atWebster Groves(3-2), 4:30 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER

CBC TOURNAMENT Vianney (5-0-1) vs. SLUH (3-4-1), 5 p.m. De Smet (6-1) at CBC (5-1-1), 7 p.m. OTHER GAMES Bayless(3-2)vs.ValleyPark(3-4),atLouFusz,3:30p.m. Hazelwood West (3-3) at Ritenour (3-5), 4 p.m. Mascoutah (6-5) at Highland (3-7), 4:15 p.m. Priory (5-2) at MICDS (4-1), 4:15 p.m. Waterloo (7-4-2) at Triad (6-3-2), 4:15 p.m. Freeburg (3-5-2) at Gibault (4-3-2), 4:30 p.m. Salem (2-1) at Wesclin (1-4), 4:30 p.m. Carlyle (1-3) at Lebanon (1-4-1), 4:30 p.m. Breese Central (6-6) at Father McGivney (6-3), 4:30 p.m. Civic Memorial (4-7) at Roxana (0-6), 4:30 p.m. ME Luth. (5-6) at Alton Marq. (7-0-1), 4:30 p.m. Mater Dei (4-3-2) at Mount Vernon, 4:30 p.m. Vandalia at Hillsboro, Ill., 4:30 p.m. Christian Academy (3-6) at Lib.Christian, 4:30 p.m. Sullivan (4-3-1) at Festus (0-4), 5 p.m. Eureka (2-2) at Webster Groves (3-2-1), 5 p.m. O’Fallon (6-3) at Belleville East (5-3-2), 5 p.m. Staunton (4-5-2) at Piasa Southwestern, 5 p.m. Althoff (5-1-1) at Marion (1-4-1), 5 p.m. Carbondale (7-3) at Sikeston (1-2), 5 p.m. Carlinville (7-2) at Gillespie (2-3), 5 p.m. Roxana (0-6) at Litchfield, 5 p.m. St. Dominic (3-1-1) at Tolton, 5 p.m. Troy (5-2) at Fort Zumwalt West (4-3), 5:30 p.m. Lindbergh (3-2-1) at Marquette (5-1), 6 p.m. Park.Central (2-3) at Park.North (0-3), 6 p.m.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL • AREA RANKINGS LARGE SCHOOLS Rank, team Record LW 1. St. Joseph’s............ 4-4 ..... 3 2. Cor Jesu.................. 3-1 ......1 3. Francis Howell ........7-1 ..... 4 4. Lafayette ............... 5-2 ..... 2 5. Summit .................. 9-1 ..... 5 6. Oakville................ 10-2 ..... 7 7. Webster Groves ...... 8-2 ..... 6 8. O’Fallon..................6-3 .....— 9. Timberland ............4-2 .....— 10. Northwest CH ........2-1 ... 10

SMALL SCHOOLS Rank, team Record LW 1. Althoff ..................10-1 ......1 2. OF Christian ........9-0-1 ..... 2 3. Borgia ................. 8-2-1 ..... 3 4. St. Dominic ............ 7-3 ..... 4 5. Lutheran South ... 5-2-2 ..... 6 6. Mater Dei ..............11-4 ..... 7 7. Freeburg................12-3 ..... 8 8. St. Pius X................ 5-2 ..... 5 9. Lutheran SC ........... 8-1 ..... 9 10. Highland................7-1 ... 10

Windsor (3-3-1) at Fox (1-4), 6 p.m. Ladue (4-4) at Oakville (1-3), 6 p.m. Kirkwood (2-6) at Summit (4-1-1), 6 p.m. Clayton (4-0) at Affton (2-4), 6 p.m. Warrenton (0-6) at St. Charles (2-4), 6 p.m. Hillsboro (3-1) at Perryville (5-4), 6:30 p.m. Collinsville (7-1-1) at Althoff (5-1-1), 6:30 p.m. FH North (2-2) at Francis Howell (6-0), 6:30 p.m. Gate. Legacy (1-2) at Gran. City (2-7-1), 6:30 p.m. FZ North (5-1) at Liberty (5-2), 6:30 p.m. Duchesne (1-4) at O’Fallon Christian (2-5), 6:45 p.m. Timberland (1-3) at FZ South (6-2), 7 p.m. Holt (3-2-1) at FH Central (2-4), 7 p.m. Lafayette (3-3) at Mehlville (2-3), 7 p.m.

SOFTBALL

Hazelwood West (2-6) at FZ East (1-6), 3 p.m. Warrenton (2-7) at St. Charles (7-0), 4 p.m. Ladue (2-5) at Hazelwood Central (0-4), 4 p.m. McCluer North (1-3) at Ritenour (2-5), 4 p.m. Hazelwood East (2-0) at MS-Berkeley (2-0), 4 p.m. Cleveland (1-0) at Carnahan (0-1), 4 p.m. Hancock (4-1) at Valley Park (4-0), 4 p.m. Windsor (6-2) at Notre Dame (1-6), 4 p.m. Normandy (0-1-1) at McCluer (0-2), 4 p.m. Riv. Gardens (0-2) at Jennings (1-3-1), 4 p.m. Gateway STEM vs. Soldan (0-1) at Cool Papa, 4 p.m. Washington (8-2) at FZ South (5-5), 4:15 p.m. Parkway North (6-6) at Affton (1-5), 4:15 p.m. Oakville (7-2) at Lafayette (5-6), 4:15 p.m. Seckman (3-1) at Eureka (9-1), 4:15 p.m. Parkway South (6-5) at Summit (6-5), 4:15 p.m. Westminster (4-2-1) at Luth.North, 4:15 p.m. Inc. Word (3-4-1) at St. Dominic (7-2), 4:15 p.m. Francis Howell (4-7-1) at Troy (8-2), 4:15 p.m. University City (1-1) at Clayton (0-4), 4:15 p.m. FH North (2-8) at FH Central (5-4), 4:15 p.m. Perryville (2-1) at Jefferson (3-6), 4:30 p.m. Herculaneum (1-4) at Festus (4-3), 4:30 p.m. Ursuline (6-5) at Liberty (4-6), 4:30 p.m. Sullivan (8-2) at St. James (2-3), 4:30 p.m. Pacific (5-3) at Union (4-4), 4:30 p.m. New Haven (3-3) at Hermann (0-6), 4:30 p.m. Helias at St. Joseph’s (1-3), 4:30 p.m. Silex at Wright City (3-4), 4:30 p.m. Festus (4-3) at Herculaneum (1-4), 4:30 p.m. Elsberry (3-0) at North Callaway (4-2), 5 p.m.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Ritenour (4-5-1) at Hazelwood East (2-2), 4 p.m. Logos at Christian Academy (2-2), 4 p.m. Lift For Life at Confluence (0-1), 4 p.m. Miller Career (4-0) at Carnahan (0-1), 4:15 p.m. NW Academy (0-1) at Metro (1-2), 4:15 p.m. Pacific (3-5-1) at Union (0-4), 4:30 p.m. St. Pius X (5-2) at Ursuline (6-3), 5 p.m. Orchard Farm (4-1) at SC West (1-2), 5 p.m. Highland (7-0) at Triad (4-4), 5 p.m. Waterloo (4-4) at Civic Memorial (6-5), 5 p.m. Maplewood-RH (6-0) at Bayless (1-7-1), 5 p.m. Troy (1-7) at Fort Zumwalt West (4-2), 5 p.m. Fort Zumwalt North (8-2) at Liberty (3-2), 5 p.m. North Tech (2-5) at Hancock (1-6), 5 p.m. Gateway STEM at Soldan, 5 p.m.

Litchfield at Gillespie (0-6), 5 p.m. Calvary Lutheran at Hermann (7-2), 5 p.m. Visitation (6-7-1) at Cor Jesu (3-1), 5:15 p.m. Warrenton (5-0) at St. Charles (1-2), 5:15 p.m. Sparta (2-0) at Nashville (1-1), 5:15 p.m. Park. North (0-4) at Oakville (10-2), 5:30 p.m. Jefferson (12-1) at St. Vincent (5-3-1), 5:30 p.m. Salem (0-6) at Columbia (8-7), 5:30 p.m. Eureka (4-5) at Kirkwood (1-7-1), 5:30 p.m. Summit (9-1) at Park. Central (5-4-1), 5:30 p.m. Mehlville (7-2-1) at Park.South (3-4-1), 5:30 p.m. Luth.South (5-2-2) at John Burroughs (3-6), 5:30 p.m. Ladue (2-6) at Northwest-CH (2-1), 5:30 p.m. Brentwood (3-4) at Clayton (4-3), 5:30 p.m. Pacific (3-5-1) at Affton (4-4-1), 5:30 p.m. MS-Berkeley (3-2) at Univ. City (0-2), 5:30 p.m. McCluer (1-4) at Riv. Gardens (1-4), 5:30 p.m. Freeburg (12-3) at Breese Central (6-5), 5:30 p.m. Jennings (3-0) at Normandy (0-2), 5:30 p.m. North Callaway at Mont. County (1-2), 5:30 p.m. Med. and Biosc (4-2) at Sumner (0-1), 5:30 p.m. East St. Louis (5-2-1) at Alton (4-4), 5:45 p.m. Lindbergh (3-3-1) at Lafayette (5-2), 5:45 p.m. Seckman (8-3) at Fox (0-6), 6 p.m. Timberland (4-2) at FZ South (3-3), 6 p.m. Washington (6-3-1) at FZ East (0-4), 6 p.m. Piasa SW (5-1) at Greenville (4-1), 6 p.m. Holt (2-2) at FH Central (8-2), 6 p.m. FH North (3-7) at Francis Howell (7-1), 6 p.m. Belleville East (0-3) at Collinsville (5-4), 6 p.m. Okawville (3-6) at First Baptist, 6 p.m. Alt.Marquette (8-6) at Bunker Hill (2-4), 6 p.m. Tolton Catholic (0-1) at St. Dominic (7-3), 6 p.m. Wood River (3-4) at Nokomis (0-2), 6 p.m. Duchesne (1-7) at O’Fallon Christian (9-0-1), 6 p.m. Trinity (2-2) at DuBourg (1-4-1), 6 p.m. Lebanon (3-6) at Steeleville (5-5), 6:15 p.m. Jerseyville (8-2) at Mascoutah (3-11), 6:15 p.m. Marissa (4-6) at Red Bud (3-8), 6:15 p.m. Dupo (2-9) at Valmeyer (5-3), 6:15 p.m. Morrisonville at Mount Olive (4-7), 6:15 p.m. Borgia (8-2-1) at Notre Dame (4-4-2), 6:30 p.m. Bourbon (0-3) at Crystal City (2-3), 6:30 p.m. Inc. Word (11-5) at Villa Duchesne (1-3), 6:30 p.m. Mater Dei (11-4) at Granite City (1-14), 6:30 p.m. Rosati-Kain (1-7) at Luth. St. Charles (8-1), 6:30 p.m. Festus (3-1) at Windsor (4-2), 7 p.m. Perryville (2-1-1) at De Soto (8-9), 7 p.m. Herculaneum (1-1) at Grandview (11-2-1), 7 p.m. Roxana (5-4) at Pana (1-0), 7 p.m. Staunton (1-0) at Hillsboro, Ill. (1-2), 7 p.m. Carlinville (4-3) at Vandalia, 7 p.m. Centralia (Ill.) (6-6) at Althoff (10-1), 7 p.m. Union (0-4) at Rolla, 7 p.m. Carlyle (1-4) at Wesclin (5-5), 7:30 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING

McCluer North at Mehlville, 3:30 p.m. Liberty at Fort Zumwalt South, 3:30 p.m. Eureka at Marquette, 4:30 p.m. Parkway South, De Smet at Parkway West, 4:30 p.m. Hazelwood West at Oakville, 4:30 p.m. Ladue at Lafayette, 4:30 p.m. Kirkwood at Lindbergh, 4:30 p.m.

BOYS SOCCER • AREA RANKINGS LARGE SCHOOLS Rank, team Record LW 1. Chaminade ............6-1........1 2. CBC..................... 5-1-1....... 2 3. Francis Howell ..... 7-0....... 4 4. Vianney............. 5-0-1....... 5 5. Marquette .............5-1....... 6 6. De Smet ................6-1....... 8 7. Edwardsville......... 4-2....... 7 8. Collinsville ......... 7-1-1....... 3 9. Summit .............. 4-1-1..... 10 10. FZ South ............. 6-2.......—

SMALL SCHOOLS Rank, team Record LW 1. Alton Marquette ... 7-0-1.........1 2. Althoff................ 6-1-1....... 4 3. Priory................... 5-2....... 2 4. Gibault .............. 5-3-2....... 5 5. Columbia.......... 10-1-1....... 3 6. St. Charles West....5-1....... 6 7. St. Dominic ......... 3-1-1....... 7 8. Jerseyville............ 8-2..... 10 9. Lutheran SC .......... 7-1.......— 10. Father McGivney ... 6-3........ 8

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SPORTS

09.13.2018 • Thursday • M 1 AMERICA’S LINE

NFL INJURY REPORT

AREA GOLF

NO LINE REPORT: On the NFL board, there is no line on Packers/Vikings game due to Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers . BOXING REPORT: In the WBA/IBF/WBC middleweight title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas, Gennady Golovkin is -$150 vs. Saul Alvarez is +$130; in the IBF/WBA/ WBO heavyweight title fight on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales, Anthony Joshua is -$1600 vs. Alexander “White Lion” Povetkin is +$800. BASEBALL Favorite Odds Underdog American League A’s -$172 ORIOLES RED SOX -$280 Blue Jays ROYALS -$105 Twins ANGELS -$130 Mariners National League ROCKIES -$130 D’backs METS -$180 Marlins Dodgers -$190 CARDS Write-In Game Cubs -$120 NATIONALS NFL Favorite Points Underdog Open Current Ravens 1 1 BENGALS > Sunday WASHINGTON 5.5 6 Colts FALCONS 4.5 5.5 Panthers PACKERS 1 NL Vikings Chargers 7.5 7.5 BILLS Texans NL 1.5 TITANS STEELERS 5 4.5 Chiefs JETS 3 3 Dolphins Eagles 3 3 BUCS SAINTS 8 9 Browns RAMS 12.5 12.5 Cards 49ERS 5.5 6 Lions Patriots 1.5 2 JAGUARS BRONCOS 6 5.5 Raiders COWBOYS 3 3 Giants > Monday BEARS 3 3 Seahawks COLLEGE FOOTBALL Favorite Points Underdog Open Current Boston Coll 5 4.5 WAKE FOREST Old Dominion 2.5 2 CHARLOTTE > Friday MEMPHIS 25 27 Georgia St > Saturday TENNESSEE 29.5 30.5 Utep INDIANA 14 14 Ball St MARYLAND 14.5 15.5 Temple FLA INT’L 4 4 Massachusetts Miami-Fla 10 10 TOLEDO ARMY 6.5 6.5 Hawaii PENN ST 36 35 Kent St C Florida 13 PPD N CAROLINA Florida St 2.5 3.5 SYRACUSE Oklahoma 17.5 17.5 IOWA ST NEBRASKA 8.5 11.5 Troy KANSAS 3 2.5 Rutgers VA TECH 28.5 PPD E Carolina Ga Tech 3 4 PITTSBURGH NOTRE DAME 14.5 14.5 Vanderbilt n-Virginia 6.5 3 Ohio U MICHIGAN 35 35.5 Smu APP’CHIAN ST 16 PPD So Miss OKLAHOMA ST 3.5 2.5 Boise St WISCONSIN 22.5 21.5 Byu W Virginia 3.5 PPD NC STATE MINNESOTA 14 13.5 Miami-Ohio AUBURN 10 9.5 Lsu c-S Florida 9.5 10 ILLINOIS NO ILLINOIS 14 14 C Michigan CLEMSON 34.5 34.5 Ga Southern New Mexico 6.5 5.5 N MEXICO ST Tulane 3.5 3.5 UAB BAYLOR PK 6 Duke FLORIDA 19 20 Colorado St TEXAS TECH 1 PK Houston KANSAS ST 21 21 Utsa ARKANSAS 7.5 7.5 N Texas OREGON 41 41 San Jose St BUFFALO 4 3.5 E Michigan NEVADA 5 3.5 Oregon St Alabama 20 21 MISSISSIPPI Arkansas St 1 1.5 TULSA S ALABAMA 10.5 10.5 Texas St GEORGIA 31.5 33 Mid Tenn St S CAROLINA 13 PPD Marshall Missouri 7.5 6.5 PURDUE N’WESTERN 21 21 Akron MISS ST 31.5 33 UL-Lafayette TEXAS A&M 26 27 UL-Monroe LOUISVILLE 21.5 23 W Kentucky TEXAS 3 3.5 Usc a-Ohio St 13 13 TCU Washington 6 6.5 UTAH UCLA 1.5 PK Fresno St Arizona St 3.5 5.5 SAN DIEGO ST n- Nashville c- Chicago a- Arlington, TX. BOXING Round by round winning proposition Golovkin Winning Round Alvarez 30/1 Round 1 65/1 28/1 Round 2 50/1 25/1 Round 3 50/1 20/1 Round 4 40/1 18/1 Round 5 40/1 15/1 Round 6 40/1 15/1 Round 7 40/1 18/1 Round 8 40/1 20/1 Round 9 40/1 25/1 Round 10 50/1 28/1 Round 11 50/1 30/1 Round 12 50/1 Golovkin by KO, TKO or DQ: ........................5/2 Golovkin by decision: ..................................3/2 Alvarez by KO, TKO or DQ: ..........................8/1 Alvarez by decision: ....................................3/2 Fight will end in a draw:............................ 18/1 Over 9.5 rounds: ..................................... -$340 Under 9.5 rounds:...................................+$280 Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: Full participation: > Thursday BALTIMORE at CINCINNATI: RAVENS: OUT: CB Maurice Canady (thigh), RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). QUESTIONABLE: WR Janarion Grant (hand). DNP: CB Maurice Canady (thigh), RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). LIMITED: WR Janarion Grant (hand). BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: WR Cody Core (back). QUESTIONABLE: LB Preston Brown (ankle). LIMITED: LB Preston Brown (ankle), WR Cody Core (back). FULL: G Clint Boling (foot), CB Darqueze Dennard (neck), DE Carlos Dunlap (calf), TE Tyler Eifert (back), CB William Jackson (shoulder), TE Tyler Kroft (illness), TE C.J. Uzomah (shoulder). > Sunday ARIZONA at LA RAMS: CARDINALS: Practice Not Complete. RAMS: Practice Not Complete. CAROLINA at ATLANTA: PANTHERS: DNP: RB C.J. Anderson (illness), WR Damiere Byrd (knee), TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness), G Trai Turner (concussion). LIMITED: DT Vernon Butler (shoulder), S Colin Jones (knee). FULL: LB Luke Kuechly (knee), S Da’Norris Searcy (chest). FALCONS: DNP: RB Devonta Freeman (knee), WR Russell Gage (knee), G Ben Garland (calf). LIMITED: TE Austin Hooper (knee), CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle), CB Brian Poole (ankle). FULL: WR Marvin Hall (ankle), LS Josh Harris (hip), RB Ricky Ortiz (neck). CLEVELAND at NEW ORLEANS: BROWNS: DNP: DE Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle). LIMITED: CB E.J. Gaines (knee), LB Christian Kirksey (shoulder, ankle). FULL: LB James Burgess (concussion), T Desmond Harrison (shoulder), WR Jarvis Landry (thigh). SAINTS: DNP: DT Tyeler Davison (foot), WR Ted Ginn (knee), WR Michael Thomas (illness). LIMITED: T Terron Armstead (knee), T Andrus Peat (ankle). DETROIT at SAN FRANCISCO: LIONS: DNP: T Andrew Donnal (knee), G T.J. Lang (back). LIMITED: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder). FULL: RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), QB Matthew Stafford (shin). 49ERS: Practice Not Complete. HOUSTON at TENNESSEE: TEXANS: LIMITED: CB Johnson Bademosi (knee), LB Jadeveon Clowney (back, elbow), WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), DE Christian Covington (thigh, knee), LB Duke Ejiofor (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot), CB Kayvon Webster (achilles). TITANS: DNP: LB Harold Landry (ankle), T Taylor Lewan (concussion), S Kendrick Lewis (foot). LIMITED: T Jack Conklin (knee), WR Corey Davis (hamstring), DT Matt Dickerson (knee), LB Derrick Morgan (knee). FULL: LB Rashaan Evans (hamstring), QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow). INDIANAPOLIS at WASHINGTON: COLTS: DNP: T Denzelle Good (knee, wrist), CB Chris Milton (concussion). LIMITED: DT Denico Autry (ankle), T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), S Clayton Geathers (knee), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring), DT Grover Stewart (shoulder). FULL: WR Ryan Grant (chest). REDSKINS: DNP: S Troy Apke (hamstring). LIMITED: WR Maurice Harris (concussion), T Morgan Moses (knee). FULL: LB Zach Brown (oblique), QB Colt McCoy (right thumb). KANSAS CITY at PITTSBURGH: CHIEFS: DNP: S Eric Berry (heel), LB Ben Niemann (hamstring). FULL: CB Kendall Fuller (thumb), DT Justin Hamilton (ankle), LB Reggie Ragland (knee), RB Darrel Williams (shoulder). STEELERS: DNP: DE Tyson Alualu (shoulder), G David DeCastro (hand), CB Joe Haden (hamstring), DT Cameron Heyward (knee), QB Ben Roethlisberger (right elbow). FULL: TE Vance McDonald (foot). LA CHARGERS at BUFFALO: CHARGERS: Practice Not Complete. BILLS: DNP: LB Lorenzo Alexander (not injury related), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder), DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring), WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee), DT Kyle Williams (not injury related). FULL: LB Julian Stanford (nose). MIAMI at NY JETS: DOLPHINS: DNP: WR Danny Amendola (not injury related), G Josh Sitton (shoulder). LIMITED: LS John Denney (shoulder), WR DeVante Parker (finger). FULL: DE William Hayes (finger), T Ja’Wuan James (hamstring), T Laremy Tunsil (hamstring). JETS: DNP: LB Neville Hewitt (knee), LB Josh Martin (concussion), S Marcus Maye (foot). FULL: T Kelvin Beachum (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb), WR Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), C Spencer Long (knee), DT Steve McLendon (knee), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (abdomen), WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle), G Brian Winters (back). MINNESOTA at GREEN BAY: VIKINGS: LIMITED: C Pat Elflein (ankle, shoulder). FULL: CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle), RB Roc Thomas (ankle), CB Trae Waynes (knee). PACKERS: DNP: WR Davante Adams (shoulder), S Josh Jones (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). LIMITED: LB Oren Burks (shoulder). NEW ENGLAND at JACKSONVILLE: PATRIOTS: DNP: RB Rex Burkhead (concussion). LIMITED: T Marcus Cannon (calf), S Nate Ebner (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee). JAGUARS: DNP: RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), C Brandon Linder (knee). LIMITED: T Jermey Parnell (knee), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle), LB Telvin Smith (back). FULL: LB Leon Jacobs (ankle), WR Jaydon Mickens (knee). OAKLAND at DENVER: RAIDERS: Practice Not Complete. BRONCOS: FULL: C Sam Jones (low back), G Ronald Leary (knee), LB Brandon Marshall (knee), WR Tim Patrick (calf), LB Shane Ray (wrist), CB Bradley Roby (wrist). PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: EAGLES: LIMITED: WR Shelton Gibson (knee), WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring), QB Carson Wentz (knee). BUCCANEERS: CB Brent Grimes (groin), WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), DT Vita Vea (calf). LIMITED: G Caleb Benenoch (knee), T Donovan Smith (knee). > Sunday NY GIANTS at DALLAS: GIANTS: DNP: DE Olivier Vernon (ankle). LIMITED: LB Tae Davis (hamstring), RB Wayne Gallman (knee), WR Sterling Shepard (back). COWBOYS: DNP: C Travis Frederick (illness), DE Randy Gregory (concussion), DT Datone Jones (knee), DE Demarcus Lawrence (groin), S Xavier Woods (hamstring). FULL: S Kavon Frazier (shoulder), QB Dak Prescott (groin).

STLDGA Benson Two Man Championship

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Chance Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League NEW YORK METS — Named vice president of media relations, Jay Horwitz, to vice president of alumni public relations and team historian. CARDINALS — Activated INF Jedd Gyorko from the 10-day DL. FOOTBALL | NFL BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed RB Kenneth Dixon on injured reserve. Signed RB De’Lance Turner from the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed RT Daryl Williams on injured reserve. Signed OT Chris Clark. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Released QB Matt Barkley from injured reserve/injury settlement. DETROIT LIONS — Waived RB Zach Zenner from injured reserve. HOUSTON TEXANS — Placed T Seantrel Henderson and CB Kevin Johnson on injured reserve. Signed CB Shareece Wright. Signed T Roderick Johnson from the practice squad. Signed CB Breon Borders, WR Malachi Dupre and T David Sharpe to the practice squad. Released NT Darius Kilgo from the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed RB Kenneth Farrow to the practice squad. Released WR Jace Billingsley from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Activated LB Kevin Pierre-Louis from the suspended list. Waived OL Ben Braden. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Placed LS Andrew DePaola on injured reserve. Waived WR Keon Hatcher and LB Shilique Calhoun. Signed WR Martavis Bryant and LS Trent Sieg. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed LB Terence Garvin to a one-year contract. Signed OL Najee Toran from the practice squad. Placed LB Brock Coyle on injured reserve. Signed WR Frank Stephens to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR Jehu Chesson from the practice squad. Signed DB Jeremy Reaves to the practice squad. Placed WR Trey Quinn on the reserve/injured list. HOCKEY | NFL COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed coach John Tortorella to a two-year contract extension. BLUES — Signed D Jordan Schmaltz to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Announced a five-year affiliation agreement with Syracuse (AHL). SOCCER United Soccer League USL — Suspended Reno D Jordan Murrell and Seattle D Tony Alfaro one game each for receiving red cards in their games on Sept. 8. Suspended Penn D Jake Bond and C Ken Tribbett, Fresno MF Alex Cooper, Tulsa G Fabian Cerda and MF Joaquin Rivas and Rio Grande Valley D Kai Greene one game each after receiving their fifth cautions of the season.

WNBA PLAYOFFS Finals (Best-of-5) Seattle def. Washington 3-0 Friday: Seattle 89, Washington 76 Sunday: Seattle 75, Washington 73 Wednesday: Seattle 98, Washington 82

WNBA Champions 2018: Seattle Storm 2017: Minnesota Lynx 2016: Los Angeles Sparks 2015: Minnesota Lynx 2014: Phoenix Mercury 2013: Minnesota Lynx 2012: Indiana Fever 2011: Minnesota Lynx 2010: Seattle Storm 2009: Phoenix Mercury 2008: Detroit Shock 2007: Phoenix Mercury 2006: Detroit Shock 2005: Sacramento Monarchs 2004: Seattle Storm 2003: Detroit Shock 2002: Los Angeles Sparks 2001: Los Angeles Sparks 2000: Houston Comets 1999: Houston Comets 1998: Houston Comets 1997: Houston Comets

FRONTIER LEAGUE Championship Best-of-5 Washington 1, Joliet 1 Tuesday: Washington 3, Joliet 2 Wednesday: Joliet 3, Washington 1 Friday: Washington at Joliet, 6:05 p.m. Saturday: Washington at Joliet, 5:05 p.m. x-Monday: Joliet at Washington, 6:05 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Top 25 schedule No. 1 Alabama at Mississippi, 6 p.m. No. 2 Clemson vs. Georgia Southern, 2:30 p.m. No. 3 Georgia vs. Middle Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 15 TCU at Arlington, Texas, 7 p.m. No. 5 Oklahoma at Iowa State, 11 a.m. No. 6 Wisconsin vs. BYU, 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 12 LSU, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt, 1:30 p.m. No. 9 Stanford vs. UC Davis, 1 p.m. No. 10 Washington at Utah, 9 p.m. No. 11 Penn State vs. Kent State, 11 a.m. No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina, cancelled, hurricane No. 14 West Virginia at NC State, cancelled hurricane No. 16 Mississippi State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6:30 p.m. No. 17 Boise State at No. 24 Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m. No. 18 UCF at North Carolina, cancelled by hurricane No. 19 Michigan vs. SMU, 2:30 p.m. No. 20 Oregon vs. San Jose State, 4 p.m. No. 21 Miami at Toledo, 11 a.m. No. 22 Southern Cal at Texas, 7 p.m. No. 23 Arizona State at San Diego State, 9:30 p.m.

Scores South Coastal Carolina 58, Campbell 21

COLLEGE SCORES Women’s soccer Webster U. 4, Monmouth (Ill.) 1 Washington U. 5, Millikin U. 0 Men’s soccer Eastern Illinois 0, IUPUI 0

Dalhousie GC, Cape Girardeau Monday-Tuesday, 6477 yards Day 1 Fourball, Day 2 Foursomes > GROSS DIVISION Champions Matt Lewis/Steve Hyten 66/72 Runners-up Brevin Giebler/Drew Denton 68/71 Third Place Dave Koob/Kerry Morgan 69/76 Ryan Dilberto/Jeff Eldred 72-73 Buddy Allen/Tom Sinak 65/80 > NET DIVISION Kevin Hundelt/Matt Nemwich Mike Sandy/Jerry Thomas Drew Santee/Bob Kozyak Dave Diemer/Jeff Marquita Cord Dombrowski/Woody Harrelson

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCh • B11

BLUES NOTEBOOK

138 139 145 145 145

Club’s prospects end slump in final game

136 136 136 138 139

HOLES-IN-ONE St. Albans • Phil Kumnick, hole No. 12 (Lewis & Clark), 137 yards, pitching wedge, Sept. 11. St. Peters • Richard Hensley, hole No. 12, 125 yards, 8-iron, Sept. 11. Old Hickory • Dave Hall, hole No. 13, 132 yards, 8-iron, Sept. 10. Quail Creek • Sue Vierling, hole No. 13, 108 yards, 7-iron, Sept. 4 Birch Creek • Tony Duffner, hole No. 12, 110 yards, wedge, Sept. 12 St. Louis • Ginny Orthwein, hole No. 7, 71 yards, wedge, Sept 12

SOCCER English Premier League GP W D L GF GA Pts Liverpool 4 4 0 0 9 1 12 Chelsea 4 4 0 0 10 3 12 Watford 4 4 0 0 9 3 12 Man City 4 3 1 0 11 3 10 Tottenham 4 3 0 1 9 4 9 Bournemouth 4 2 1 1 6 5 7 Everton 4 1 3 0 7 6 6 Leicester 4 2 0 2 6 5 6 Arsenal 4 2 0 2 8 8 6 Man United 4 2 0 2 6 7 6 Wolverhampton 4 1 2 1 4 5 5 Southampton 4 1 1 2 4 4 4 Fulham 4 1 1 2 7 9 4 Brighton 4 1 1 2 5 7 4 Crystal Palace 4 1 0 3 3 6 3 Cardiff 4 0 2 2 2 5 2 Huddersfield 4 0 2 2 2 10 2 Newcastle 4 0 1 3 3 6 1 Burnley 4 0 1 3 3 9 1 West Ham 4 0 0 4 2 10 0 Saturday Tottenham vs. Liverpool, 6:30 a.m. Huddersfield vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Bournemouth vs. Leicester, 9 a.m. Newcastle vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Man City vs. Fulham, 9 a.m. Chelsea vs. Cardiff, 9 a.m. Watford vs. Man United, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Wolverhampton vs. Burnley, 7:30 a.m. Everton vs. West Ham, 10 a.m. Monday Southampton vs. Brighton, 1 p.m.

Major League Soccer EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA New York 17 7 4 55 50 29 Atlanta United FC 16 5 6 54 56 33 New York City FC 14 8 7 49 51 38 Columbus 12 8 7 43 35 34 Philadelphia 12 11 4 40 39 41 Montreal 11 14 3 36 37 45 D.C. United 9 11 7 34 45 45 New England 8 10 9 33 40 42 Toronto FC 7 14 6 27 45 52 Orlando City 7 17 3 24 40 62 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA FC Dallas 14 6 7 49 47 37 Sporting K.C. 14 7 6 48 49 33 Los Angeles FC 13 7 7 46 54 42 Real Salt Lake 13 10 5 44 48 46 Portland 12 7 8 44 40 36 Seattle 12 9 5 41 35 27 Vancouver 11 9 7 40 45 52 LA Galaxy 10 10 8 38 51 54 Minnesota United 9 16 2 29 39 54 Houston 7 13 7 28 43 42 Colorado 6 15 6 24 31 50 San Jose 4 15 8 20 41 52 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Wednesday D.C. United 2, Minnesota United 1 Saturday Atlanta United FC at Colorado, 2:30 p.m. LA Galaxy at Toronto FC, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at FC Dallas, 7 p.m. Portland at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Real Salt Lake, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at Vancouver, 9 p.m. New England at Los Angeles FC, 9:30 p.m. Sporting K.C. at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday New York at D.C. United, Noon Orlando City at Chicago, 4 p.m.

United Soccer League Eastern W L T PTS Cincinnati 19 3 6 63 Pittsburgh 13 4 10 49 Charleston 12 4 12 48 Louisville 13 6 8 47 Indy 12 8 9 45 Bethlehem 12 12 6 42 New York 10 8 10 40 Nashville 10 8 9 39 Ottawa 11 13 5 38 North Carolina 9 10 8 35 Penn 9 10 8 35 Charlotte 9 11 8 35 Tampa Bay 8 12 7 31 Atlanta 5 13 8 23 Richmond 6 18 4 22 Toronto 3 20 3 12 Western W L T PTS Orange County 16 7 6 54 Salt Lake City 17 11 2 53 Phoenix 16 7 5 53 Sacramento 14 7 7 49 Portland 15 11 3 48 St. Louis 13 8 9 48 Kansas City 13 9 7 46 San Antonio 12 9 7 43 Reno 11 7 9 42 Los Angeles 10 13 6 36 Okla. City 10 15 5 35 Fresno 8 10 11 35 Colo. Springs 10 15 4 34 Las Vegas 7 14 6 27 Rio Grande Valley 5 11 12 27 Seattle 5 17 5 20 Tulsa 2 14 11 17 Wednesday St. Louis 1, Salt Lake City 0 Penn 1, Indy 0 Okla. City at Los Angeles, late Thursday Toronto at New York, 6 p.m. Saturday St. Louis at Kansas City, 4 p.m. Louisville at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Richmond, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Rio Grande Valley at Colo. Springs, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Reno, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Seattle, 9 p.m.

GD 30 19 11 19 6 10 8 7 -9 5 0 -12 -1 -26 -37 -28 GD 25 14 25 7 10 6 -4 -2 7 -3 -6 6 -1 -20 -7 -27 -32

CYCLING Vuelta a Espana Wednesday | At Balcon de Bizkaia, Spain 17th Stage • A 97.5-mile leg from Getxo to Balcon de Bizkaia 1. Michael Woods, Canada, Edu. First P/B Cannondale, 4 hours, 9 minutes, 48 seconds 2. Dylan Theuns, Belgium, BMC, 5 seconds behind 3. David de la Cruz Melgarejo, Spain, Sky, :10 4. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora, :13 5. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha, :38 6. A. De Marchi, Italy, BMC Team, :44 7. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Eritrea, Dimension, :48 8. Jesus Herrada, Spain, Cofidis, :51 9. Jai Hindley, Australia, Sunweb, :55 10. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain, 1:48 11. Stephane Rossetto, France, Cofidis, Solutions Credits, st 12. Merhawi Kudus, Eritrea, Dimension, 1:51 13. Jonathan Castroviejo, Spain, Sky, 1:57 14. Enric Mas, Spain, Quick-Step, 2:40 15. A. Valverde, Spain, Movistar Team, st Also 17. Simon Yates, Britain, Mitchelton, 2:48 18. M. Angel Lopez, Colombia, Astana, 2:50 23. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 3:44 33. Thibaut Pinot, France, Groupama, 5:26 55. Benjamin King, U.S., Dimension, 10:48 114. Brent Bookwalter, U.S., BMC, 22:36 119. Joey Rosskopf, U.S., BMC, 22:44 136. Sepp Kuss, U.S., LottoNL, 24:03 138. Kiel Reijnen, U.S., Trek, st 139. Ian Boswell, U.S., Katusha, st Overall Standings (After 17-of-21 stages) 1. Simon Yates, Britain, Mitchelton, 69:05:34 2. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, :25 3. Enric Mas, Spain, Quick-Step, 1:22 4. M. Angel Lopez, Colombia, Astana, 1:34 5. Steven Kruijswijk, NET, LottoNL, 1:48 6. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:11 7. Jon Izagirre, Spain, Bahrain, 4:09 8. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, Edu. First, 4:36 9. Thibaut Pinot, France, Groupama, 5:31 10. Tony Gallopin, France, AG2R, 6:05 Also 27. Benjamin King, U.S., Dimension, 42:24 65. Sepp Kuss, U.S., LottoNL, 1:37:44 73. Brent Bookwalter, U.S., BMC, 1:49:44 83. Joey Rosskopf, U.S., BMC, 2:12:11 133. Ian Boswell, U.S., Katusha, 3:41:41 139. Kiel Reijnen, U.S., Trek, 3:50:49

POST-DISPATCH FILE

Blues goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick, shown defending against Jake Walman during last year’s training camp, helped the team’s prospects to an 8-4 victory Wednesday. BY JIM THOMAS st. Louis Post-dispatch

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. • Expectations were high. There was talk of dominating and winning the tournament title. But there was no dominating and no winning for the highly touted Blues prospects. At least not until Tuesday. In their first three contests of the NHL prospects tournament, the Blues had no victories, and never held a lead. They did show moxie in rallying from a 3-1 deficit to tie Game 2 Saturday, against Columbus, in what became a 5-3 loss. They had an even bigger comeback Monday night against Chicago, rallying from a 3-0 hole but lost 4-3 in overtime. Finally on Tuesday, in the seventhplace game against the New York Rangers, the floodgates opened and the goals came in bunches. Finishing with a hat trick, Jordan Kyrou sparked the Blues to an 8-4 victory. The Blues finished the tournament with a 1-2-1 record. Better late than never, right? “Obviously it was a good game, but it kind of (stinks) that we broke out this game and not earlier in the tournament,” Kyrou said Tuesday. “But it was a good hard finish from us.” And from goalie Evan Fitzpatrick: “Sometimes when you have a lot of expectations it plays with your head a little bit. I’m really proud of the effort we put in (Tuesday). We showed that we’re not the team that played the last three games, and that our prospect system as a whole is a lot better than what people may think right now. But I was proud of everyone’s effort.” You don’t make the big club with what happens in Traverse City. But you certainly can get the attention of your team’s front office and coaching staff in this setting. There are lots of high draft picks on the ice and dozens of scouts and team executives watching from the stands from all eight participating teams. The games are fast and physical. “There’s some elite hockey players here right now, some very good hockey players,” Blues prospects coach Drew Bannister said. “This is a great tournament. It’s a good tournament for these young players to kind of see what they’re up against, and see where they are and what they need to do to get to the next level.” It was the first prospects tourney for Bannister, who was hired in the offseason to coach the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio. Based on the first three games it is fair to ask: Are the Blues’ prospects overrated? Were they trying too hard to impress on offense, and thus forgetting about defense? Do the Blues lack quality organizational depth behind their top prospects? It’s hard to make sweeping conclusions based on four games. And there were some extenuating circumstances. For one, the Blues had one of the younger teams in Traverse City, where players can be as old as 24. “We’re a young group here,” Bannister said after the loss to Chicago, a game in which the Blues were out-shot 41-16. “A lot of guys will go back to junior, but the lack of details in their game will have to be fixed, there’s no question about that, if they’re gonna play at the National Hockey League level.” And as general manager Doug Armstrong pointed out, the nature of the Blues’ travel schedule wasn’t conducive to a fast start. The prospects had a 6 a.m. wakeup call on Sept. 6, getaway day in St. Louis, followed by physical testing, a practice at the IceZone in Hazelwood, and the flight to Traverse City. There was another early wakeup call on Sept. 7, followed by an afternoon contest against Columbus. “So you could see their legs were a little bit weary out there,” Armstrong said. “We’ve seen some flashes of good play. And we’ve seen some areas that certainly need to be improved on. And I think a lot of that’s going to come with coaching over time.” Armstrong watched the tournament with a particular eye on prospects who might be able to help the team this year. “So whether it’s a Kyrou or a (Klim)

Kostin or a Robert Thomas, or a (Niko) Mikkola,” Armstrong said. “There’s players there that you keep a focus on.” Or a Jake Walman, a defenseman whose career swerved off course last season, being shuttled from the Chicago Wolves to the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League. The Wolves are a Vegas farm team and when the Golden Knights sent down defenseman Shea Theodore at the start of the season, and then Jason Garrison at the end of October, Walman’s playing time shrunk. “So he got pushed out, and he has to take responsibility,” Armstrong said. “Didn’t handle it probably correctly and got frustrated. In reality I think when you turn pro you just have to make sure you control the things you can control, and that’s your work ethic and preparedness. “I think he got so consumed with other things he couldn’t control, it affected his game. This is a big training camp for him coming up to re-establish himself as a solid prospect.” Walman finished with two goals, three assists and was plus-3 in the tournament, including a highlight-reel goal against the Rangers in which he basically passed the puck to himself off the boards during an end-to-end rush to elude a defender. It’s also a big training camp for Kyrou and Thomas in their efforts to make the big club. Kyrou finished with five goals in Traverse City, tied for the tournamenthigh with Kevin Stenlund of Columbus. Thomas had a good, not great, tournament. Keep in mind, he came out of his 2017-18 junior hockey season with an ankle injury, missing the Blues’ development camp in late June, the World Junior Summer Showcase for Team Canada in late July, and some offseason training. “It’s definitely a bit of rust knocking off, but it’s not really an excuse. I gotta be better,” he said after the Chicago game. He was better against the Rangers, with a nifty second-period wraparound goal off a feed from Kyrou. Thomas finished third on the Blues in tournament scoring, behind Kyrou and Walman, with two goals and two assists.

SCHMALTZ SIGNS

Just in time for the start of camp, defenseman Jordan Schmaltz has signed a two-year contract. Schmaltz had been one of nine unsigned restricted free agents throughout the NHL before his contract agreement. Schmaltz’s contract is a two-way deal this season, meaning he gets paid $700,000 if he’s with the Blues but just $150,000 if he’s in San Antonio. It’s a one-way deal in Year 2, meaning he gets paid the same ($700,000) whether he’s with the Blues or in San Antonio. Schmaltz, 24, was a first-round draft pick by the team in 2012. He appeared in 13 games for the Blues last season, registering one assist, and played 31 games for the Rampage (five goals, 18 assists). He’s part of a group of younger defensemen that includes Walman, Mikkola and Mitch Reinke that will be pushing for a Blues roster spot in camp.

ROSTER TRIMMED

Coming out of the prospects tournament, the Blues already have trimmed six players from their camp roster: Dominik Bokk, Mathias Laferriere, Tyler Tucker, Jared Thomas, Trenton Bourque and David Noel. All were part of the Blues’ team in Traverse City. Bokk, a forward and the team’s firstround draft pick in June, is heading as planned to play in Sweden for the Vaxjo Lakers. Laferriere, a forward drafted in the sixth-round in June, is returning to his junior hockey team of last season, Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior League. Tucker, a defenseman taken in the seventh-round in June, also is returning to his junior team of last season — Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League. It’s also back to juniors for defensemen Bourque (Owen Sound/OHL) and Noel Val-D’Or (QMJL). Thomas is heading San Antonio of the AHL. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com


SPORTS

09.13.2018 • Thursday • M 2 AMERICA’S LINE

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NO LINE REPORT: On the NFL board, there is no line on Packers/Vikings game due to Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers . BOXING REPORT: In the WBA/IBF/WBC middleweight title fight on Saturday in Las Vegas, Gennady Golovkin is -$150 vs. Saul Alvarez is +$130; in the IBF/WBA/ WBO heavyweight title fight on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales, Anthony Joshua is -$1600 vs. Alexander “White Lion” Povetkin is +$800. BASEBALL Odds Underdog Favorite American League -$172 ORIOLES A’s RED SOX -$280 Blue Jays -$105 Twins ROYALS ANGELS -$130 Mariners National League -$130 D’backs ROCKIES METS -$180 Marlins -$190 Dodgers CARDS Write-In Game NATIONALS Cubs -$120 NFL Favorite Points Underdog Open Current Ravens 1 1 BENGALS > Sunday 5.5 6 Colts WASHINGTON FALCONS 4.5 5.5 Panthers PACKERS 1 NL Vikings Chargers 7.5 7.5 BILLS Texans NL 1.5 TITANS STEELERS 5 4.5 Chiefs JETS 3 3 Dolphins Eagles 3 3 BUCS SAINTS 8 9 Browns RAMS 12.5 12.5 Cards 49ERS 5.5 6 Lions 1.5 2 JAGUARS Patriots BRONCOS 6 5.5 Raiders COWBOYS 3 3 Giants > Monday BEARS 3 3 Seahawks COLLEGE FOOTBALL Favorite Points Underdog Open Current Boston Coll 5 4.5 WAKE FOREST Old Dominion 2.5 2 CHARLOTTE > Friday MEMPHIS 25 27 Georgia St > Saturday 29.5 30.5 Utep TENNESSEE INDIANA 14 14 Ball St 14.5 15.5 Temple MARYLAND FLA INT’L 4 4 Massachusetts Miami-Fla 10 10 TOLEDO ARMY 6.5 6.5 Hawaii PENN ST 36 35 Kent St C Florida 13 PPD N CAROLINA Florida St 2.5 3.5 SYRACUSE Oklahoma 17.5 17.5 IOWA ST NEBRASKA 8.5 11.5 Troy KANSAS 3 2.5 Rutgers VA TECH 28.5 PPD E Carolina Ga Tech 3 4 PITTSBURGH NOTRE DAME 14.5 14.5 Vanderbilt n-Virginia 6.5 3 Ohio U MICHIGAN 35 35.5 Smu APP’CHIAN ST 16 PPD So Miss 3.5 2.5 Boise St OKLAHOMA ST WISCONSIN 22.5 21.5 Byu 3.5 PPD NC STATE W Virginia MINNESOTA 14 13.5 Miami-Ohio AUBURN 10 9.5 Lsu 9.5 10 ILLINOIS c-S Florida NO ILLINOIS 14 14 C Michigan CLEMSON 34.5 34.5 Ga Southern 6.5 5.5 N MEXICO ST New Mexico Tulane 3.5 3.5 UAB PK 6 Duke BAYLOR FLORIDA 19 20 Colorado St TEXAS TECH 1 PK Houston 21 21 Utsa KANSAS ST ARKANSAS 7.5 7.5 N Texas OREGON 41 41 San Jose St BUFFALO 4 3.5 E Michigan NEVADA 5 3.5 Oregon St Alabama 20 21 MISSISSIPPI Arkansas St 1 1.5 TULSA S ALABAMA 10.5 10.5 Texas St GEORGIA 31.5 33 Mid Tenn St S CAROLINA 13 PPD Marshall Missouri 7.5 6.5 PURDUE N’WESTERN 21 21 Akron MISS ST 31.5 33 UL-Lafayette TEXAS A&M 26 27 UL-Monroe LOUISVILLE 21.5 23 W Kentucky TEXAS 3 3.5 Usc a-Ohio St 13 13 TCU Washington 6 6.5 UTAH UCLA 1.5 PK Fresno St Arizona St 3.5 5.5 SAN DIEGO ST n- Nashville c- Chicago a- Arlington, TX. BOXING Round by round winning proposition Golovkin Winning Round Alvarez 30/1 Round 1 65/1 28/1 Round 2 50/1 25/1 Round 3 50/1 20/1 Round 4 40/1 18/1 Round 5 40/1 15/1 Round 6 40/1 15/1 Round 7 40/1 18/1 Round 8 40/1 20/1 Round 9 40/1 25/1 Round 10 50/1 28/1 Round 11 50/1 30/1 Round 12 50/1 Golovkin by KO, TKO or DQ: ........................5/2 Golovkin by decision: ..................................3/2 Alvarez by KO, TKO or DQ: ..........................8/1 Alvarez by decision: ....................................3/2 Fight will end in a draw:............................ 18/1 Over 9.5 rounds: ..................................... -$340 Under 9.5 rounds:...................................+$280 Home team in CAPS © 2018 Benjamin Eckstein

DNP: did not practice; LIMITED: limited participation; FULL: Full participation: > Thursday BALTIMORE at CINCINNATI: RAVENS: OUT: CB Maurice Canady (thigh), RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). QUESTIONABLE: WR Janarion Grant (hand). DNP: CB Maurice Canady (thigh), RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), DT Willie Henry (abdomen), TE Hayden Hurst (foot). LIMITED: WR Janarion Grant (hand). BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: WR Cody Core (back). QUESTIONABLE: LB Preston Brown (ankle). LIMITED: LB Preston Brown (ankle), WR Cody Core (back). FULL: G Clint Boling (foot), CB Darqueze Dennard (neck), DE Carlos Dunlap (calf), TE Tyler Eifert (back), CB William Jackson (shoulder), TE Tyler Kroft (illness), TE C.J. Uzomah (shoulder). > Sunday ARIZONA at LA RAMS: CARDINALS: Practice Not Complete. RAMS: Practice Not Complete. CAROLINA at ATLANTA: PANTHERS: DNP: RB C.J. Anderson (illness), WR Damiere Byrd (knee), TE Greg Olsen (foot), WR Curtis Samuel (medical illness), G Trai Turner (concussion). LIMITED: DT Vernon Butler (shoulder), S Colin Jones (knee). FULL: LB Luke Kuechly (knee), S Da’Norris Searcy (chest). FALCONS: DNP: RB Devonta Freeman (knee), WR Russell Gage (knee), G Ben Garland (calf). LIMITED: TE Austin Hooper (knee), CB Isaiah Oliver (ankle), CB Brian Poole (ankle). FULL: WR Marvin Hall (ankle), LS Josh Harris (hip), RB Ricky Ortiz (neck). CLEVELAND at NEW ORLEANS: BROWNS: DNP: DE Emmanuel Ogbah (ankle). LIMITED: CB E.J. Gaines (knee), LB Christian Kirksey (shoulder, ankle). FULL: LB James Burgess (concussion), T Desmond Harrison (shoulder), WR Jarvis Landry (thigh). SAINTS: DNP: DT Tyeler Davison (foot), WR Ted Ginn (knee), WR Michael Thomas (illness). LIMITED: T Terron Armstead (knee), T Andrus Peat (ankle). DETROIT at SAN FRANCISCO: LIONS: DNP: T Andrew Donnal (knee), G T.J. Lang (back). LIMITED: DE Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder). FULL: RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), QB Matthew Stafford (shin). 49ERS: Practice Not Complete. HOUSTON at TENNESSEE: TEXANS: LIMITED: CB Johnson Bademosi (knee), LB Jadeveon Clowney (back, elbow), WR Sammie Coates (hamstring), WR Keke Coutee (hamstring), DE Christian Covington (thigh, knee), LB Duke Ejiofor (hamstring), WR Will Fuller (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (foot), CB Kayvon Webster (achilles). TITANS: DNP: LB Harold Landry (ankle), T Taylor Lewan (concussion), S Kendrick Lewis (foot). LIMITED: T Jack Conklin (knee), WR Corey Davis (hamstring), DT Matt Dickerson (knee), LB Derrick Morgan (knee). FULL: LB Rashaan Evans (hamstring), QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow). INDIANAPOLIS at WASHINGTON: COLTS: DNP: T Denzelle Good (knee, wrist), CB Chris Milton (concussion). LIMITED: DT Denico Autry (ankle), T Anthony Castonzo (hamstring), S Clayton Geathers (knee), RB Marlon Mack (hamstring), DT Grover Stewart (shoulder). FULL: WR Ryan Grant (chest). REDSKINS: DNP: S Troy Apke (hamstring). LIMITED: WR Maurice Harris (concussion), T Morgan Moses (knee). FULL: LB Zach Brown (oblique), QB Colt McCoy (right thumb). KANSAS CITY at PITTSBURGH: CHIEFS: DNP: S Eric Berry (heel), LB Ben Niemann (hamstring). FULL: CB Kendall Fuller (thumb), DT Justin Hamilton (ankle), LB Reggie Ragland (knee), RB Darrel Williams (shoulder). STEELERS: DNP: DE Tyson Alualu (shoulder), G David DeCastro (hand), CB Joe Haden (hamstring), DT Cameron Heyward (knee), QB Ben Roethlisberger (right elbow). FULL: TE Vance McDonald (foot). LA CHARGERS at BUFFALO: CHARGERS: Practice Not Complete. BILLS: DNP: LB Lorenzo Alexander (not injury related), CB Taron Johnson (shoulder), DE Shaq Lawson (hamstring), WR Ray-Ray McCloud (knee), DT Kyle Williams (not injury related). FULL: LB Julian Stanford (nose). MIAMI at NY JETS: DOLPHINS: DNP: WR Danny Amendola (not injury related), G Josh Sitton (shoulder). LIMITED: LS John Denney (shoulder), WR DeVante Parker (finger). FULL: DE William Hayes (finger), T Ja’Wuan James (hamstring), T Laremy Tunsil (hamstring). JETS: DNP: LB Neville Hewitt (knee), LB Josh Martin (concussion), S Marcus Maye (foot). FULL: T Kelvin Beachum (foot), WR Quincy Enunwa (thumb), WR Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), C Spencer Long (knee), DT Steve McLendon (knee), LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (abdomen), WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle), G Brian Winters (back). MINNESOTA at GREEN BAY: VIKINGS: LIMITED: C Pat Elflein (ankle, shoulder). FULL: CB Mackensie Alexander (ankle), RB Roc Thomas (ankle), CB Trae Waynes (knee). PACKERS: DNP: WR Davante Adams (shoulder), S Josh Jones (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee). LIMITED: LB Oren Burks (shoulder). NEW ENGLAND at JACKSONVILLE: PATRIOTS: DNP: RB Rex Burkhead (concussion). LIMITED: T Marcus Cannon (calf), S Nate Ebner (knee), TE Jacob Hollister (hamstring), RB Sony Michel (knee). JAGUARS: DNP: RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring), C Brandon Linder (knee). LIMITED: T Jermey Parnell (knee), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (core muscle), LB Telvin Smith (back). FULL: LB Leon Jacobs (ankle), WR Jaydon Mickens (knee). OAKLAND at DENVER: RAIDERS: Practice Not Complete. BRONCOS: FULL: C Sam Jones (low back), G Ronald Leary (knee), LB Brandon Marshall (knee), WR Tim Patrick (calf), LB Shane Ray (wrist), CB Bradley Roby (wrist). PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: EAGLES: LIMITED: WR Shelton Gibson (knee), WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), RB Darren Sproles (hamstring), QB Carson Wentz (knee). BUCCANEERS: CB Brent Grimes (groin), WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (knee), DT Vita Vea (calf). LIMITED: G Caleb Benenoch (knee), T Donovan Smith (knee). > Sunday NY GIANTS at DALLAS: GIANTS: DNP: DE Olivier Vernon (ankle). LIMITED: LB Tae Davis (hamstring), RB Wayne Gallman (knee), WR Sterling Shepard (back). COWBOYS: DNP: C Travis Frederick (illness), DE Randy Gregory (concussion), DT Datone Jones (knee), DE Demarcus Lawrence (groin), S Xavier Woods (hamstring). FULL: S Kavon Frazier (shoulder), QB Dak Prescott (groin).

STLDGA Benson Two Man Championship

TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Chance Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). National League NEW YORK METS — Named vice president of media relations, Jay Horwitz, to vice president of alumni public relations and team historian. CARDINALS — Activated INF Jedd Gyorko from the 10-day DL. FOOTBALL | NFL BALTIMORE RAVENS — Placed RB Kenneth Dixon on injured reserve. Signed RB De’Lance Turner from the practice squad. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed RT Daryl Williams on injured reserve. Signed OT Chris Clark. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Released QB Matt Barkley from injured reserve/injury settlement. DETROIT LIONS — Waived RB Zach Zenner from injured reserve. HOUSTON TEXANS — Placed T Seantrel Henderson and CB Kevin Johnson on injured reserve. Signed CB Shareece Wright. Signed T Roderick Johnson from the practice squad. Signed CB Breon Borders, WR Malachi Dupre and T David Sharpe to the practice squad. Released NT Darius Kilgo from the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed RB Kenneth Farrow to the practice squad. Released WR Jace Billingsley from the practice squad. NEW YORK JETS — Activated LB Kevin Pierre-Louis from the suspended list. Waived OL Ben Braden. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Placed LS Andrew DePaola on injured reserve. Waived WR Keon Hatcher and LB Shilique Calhoun. Signed WR Martavis Bryant and LS Trent Sieg. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed LB Terence Garvin to a one-year contract. Signed OL Najee Toran from the practice squad. Placed LB Brock Coyle on injured reserve. Signed WR Frank Stephens to the practice squad. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed WR Jehu Chesson from the practice squad. Signed DB Jeremy Reaves to the practice squad. Placed WR Trey Quinn on the reserve/injured list. HOCKEY | NFL COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Signed coach John Tortorella to a two-year contract extension. BLUES — Signed D Jordan Schmaltz to a two-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Announced a five-year affiliation agreement with Syracuse (AHL). SOCCER United Soccer League USL — Suspended Reno D Jordan Murrell and Seattle D Tony Alfaro one game each for receiving red cards in their games on Sept. 8. Suspended Penn D Jake Bond and C Ken Tribbett, Fresno MF Alex Cooper, Tulsa G Fabian Cerda and MF Joaquin Rivas and Rio Grande Valley D Kai Greene one game each after receiving their fifth cautions of the season.

WNBA PLAYOFFS Finals (Best-of-5) Seattle def. Washington 3-0 Friday: Seattle 89, Washington 76 Sunday: Seattle 75, Washington 73 Wednesday: Seattle 98, Washington 82

WNBA Champions 2018: Seattle Storm 2017: Minnesota Lynx 2016: Los Angeles Sparks 2015: Minnesota Lynx 2014: Phoenix Mercury 2013: Minnesota Lynx 2012: Indiana Fever 2011: Minnesota Lynx 2010: Seattle Storm 2009: Phoenix Mercury 2008: Detroit Shock 2007: Phoenix Mercury 2006: Detroit Shock 2005: Sacramento Monarchs 2004: Seattle Storm 2003: Detroit Shock 2002: Los Angeles Sparks 2001: Los Angeles Sparks 2000: Houston Comets 1999: Houston Comets 1998: Houston Comets 1997: Houston Comets

FRONTIER LEAGUE Championship Best-of-5 Washington 1, Joliet 1 Tuesday: Washington 3, Joliet 2 Wednesday: Joliet 3, Washington 1 Friday: Washington at Joliet, 6:05 p.m. Saturday: Washington at Joliet, 5:05 p.m. x-Monday: Joliet at Washington, 6:05 p.m.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Top 25 schedule No. 1 Alabama at Mississippi, 6 p.m. No. 2 Clemson vs. Georgia Southern, 2:30 p.m. No. 3 Georgia vs. Middle Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State vs. No. 15 TCU at Arlington, Texas, 7 p.m. No. 5 Oklahoma at Iowa State, 11 a.m. No. 6 Wisconsin vs. BYU, 2:30 p.m. No. 7 Auburn vs. No. 12 LSU, 2:30 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. Vanderbilt, 1:30 p.m. No. 9 Stanford vs. UC Davis, 1 p.m. No. 10 Washington at Utah, 9 p.m. No. 11 Penn State vs. Kent State, 11 a.m. No. 13 Virginia Tech vs. East Carolina, cancelled, hurricane No. 14 West Virginia at NC State, cancelled hurricane No. 16 Mississippi State vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 6:30 p.m. No. 17 Boise State at No. 24 Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m. No. 18 UCF at North Carolina, cancelled by hurricane No. 19 Michigan vs. SMU, 2:30 p.m. No. 20 Oregon vs. San Jose State, 4 p.m. No. 21 Miami at Toledo, 11 a.m. No. 22 Southern Cal at Texas, 7 p.m. No. 23 Arizona State at San Diego State, 9:30 p.m.

Scores South Coastal Carolina 58, Campbell 21

COLLEGE SCORES Women’s soccer Webster U. 4, Monmouth (Ill.) 1 Washington U. 5, Millikin U. 0 Men’s soccer Eastern Illinois 0, IUPUI 0

Dalhousie GC, Cape Girardeau Monday-Tuesday, 6477 yards Day 1 Fourball, Day 2 Foursomes > GROSS DIVISION Champions Matt Lewis/Steve Hyten 66/72 Runners-up Brevin Giebler/Drew Denton 68/71 Third Place Dave Koob/Kerry Morgan 69/76 Ryan Dilberto/Jeff Eldred 72-73 Buddy Allen/Tom Sinak 65/80 > NET DIVISION Kevin Hundelt/Matt Nemwich Mike Sandy/Jerry Thomas Drew Santee/Bob Kozyak Dave Diemer/Jeff Marquita Cord Dombrowski/Woody Harrelson

sT. LOuIs POsT-dIsPaTCh • B11

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Club’s prospects end slump in final game

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HOLES-IN-ONE St. Albans • Phil Kumnick, hole No. 12 (Lewis & Clark), 137 yards, pitching wedge, Sept. 11. St. Peters • Richard Hensley, hole No. 12, 125 yards, 8-iron, Sept. 11. Old Hickory • Dave Hall, hole No. 13, 132 yards, 8-iron, Sept. 10. Quail Creek • Sue Vierling, hole No. 13, 108 yards, 7-iron, Sept. 4 Birch Creek • Tony Duffner, hole No. 12, 110 yards, wedge, Sept. 12 St. Louis • Ginny Orthwein, hole No. 7, 71 yards, wedge, Sept 12

SOCCER English Premier League GP W D L GF GA Pts Liverpool 4 4 0 0 9 1 12 Chelsea 4 4 0 0 10 3 12 Watford 4 4 0 0 9 3 12 Man City 4 3 1 0 11 3 10 Tottenham 4 3 0 1 9 4 9 Bournemouth 4 2 1 1 6 5 7 Everton 4 1 3 0 7 6 6 Leicester 4 2 0 2 6 5 6 Arsenal 4 2 0 2 8 8 6 Man United 4 2 0 2 6 7 6 Wolverhampton 4 1 2 1 4 5 5 Southampton 4 1 1 2 4 4 4 Fulham 4 1 1 2 7 9 4 Brighton 4 1 1 2 5 7 4 Crystal Palace 4 1 0 3 3 6 3 Cardiff 4 0 2 2 2 5 2 Huddersfield 4 0 2 2 2 10 2 Newcastle 4 0 1 3 3 6 1 Burnley 4 0 1 3 3 9 1 West Ham 4 0 0 4 2 10 0 Saturday Tottenham vs. Liverpool, 6:30 a.m. Huddersfield vs. Crystal Palace, 9 a.m. Bournemouth vs. Leicester, 9 a.m. Newcastle vs. Arsenal, 9 a.m. Man City vs. Fulham, 9 a.m. Chelsea vs. Cardiff, 9 a.m. Watford vs. Man United, 11:30 a.m. Sunday Wolverhampton vs. Burnley, 7:30 a.m. Everton vs. West Ham, 10 a.m. Monday Southampton vs. Brighton, 1 p.m.

Major League Soccer EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA New York 17 7 4 55 50 29 Atlanta United FC 16 5 6 54 56 33 New York City FC 14 8 7 49 51 38 Columbus 12 8 7 43 35 34 Philadelphia 12 11 4 40 39 41 Montreal 11 14 3 36 37 45 D.C. United 9 11 7 34 45 45 New England 8 10 9 33 40 42 Toronto FC 7 14 6 27 45 52 Orlando City 7 17 3 24 40 62 Chicago 6 15 6 24 37 52 WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA FC Dallas 14 6 7 49 47 37 Sporting K.C. 14 7 6 48 49 33 Los Angeles FC 13 7 7 46 54 42 Real Salt Lake 13 10 5 44 48 46 Portland 12 7 8 44 40 36 Seattle 12 9 5 41 35 27 Vancouver 11 9 7 40 45 52 LA Galaxy 10 10 8 38 51 54 Minnesota United 9 16 2 29 39 54 Houston 7 13 7 28 43 42 Colorado 6 15 6 24 31 50 San Jose 4 15 8 20 41 52 NOTE: Three points for win, one point for tie. Wednesday D.C. United 2, Minnesota United 1 Saturday Atlanta United FC at Colorado, 2:30 p.m. LA Galaxy at Toronto FC, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at FC Dallas, 7 p.m. Portland at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota United at Real Salt Lake, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at Vancouver, 9 p.m. New England at Los Angeles FC, 9:30 p.m. Sporting K.C. at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday New York at D.C. United, Noon Orlando City at Chicago, 4 p.m.

United Soccer League Eastern W L T PTS Cincinnati 19 3 6 63 Pittsburgh 13 4 10 49 Charleston 12 4 12 48 Louisville 13 6 8 47 Indy 12 8 9 45 Bethlehem 12 12 6 42 New York 10 8 10 40 Nashville 10 8 9 39 Ottawa 11 13 5 38 North Carolina 9 10 8 35 Penn 9 10 8 35 Charlotte 9 11 8 35 Tampa Bay 8 12 7 31 Atlanta 5 13 8 23 Richmond 6 18 4 22 Toronto 3 20 3 12 Western W L T PTS Orange County 16 7 6 54 Salt Lake City 17 11 2 53 Phoenix 16 7 5 53 Sacramento 14 7 7 49 Portland 15 11 3 48 St. Louis 13 8 9 48 Kansas City 13 9 7 46 San Antonio 12 9 7 43 Reno 11 7 9 42 Okla. City 11 15 5 37 Los Angeles 10 14 6 36 Fresno 8 10 11 35 Colo. Springs 10 15 4 34 Las Vegas 7 14 6 27 Rio Grande Valley 5 11 12 27 Seattle 5 17 5 20 Tulsa 2 14 11 17 Wednesday St. Louis 1, Salt Lake City 0 Penn 1, Indy 0 Okla. City 3, Los Angeles 1 Thursday Toronto at New York, 6 p.m. Saturday St. Louis at Kansas City, 4 p.m. Louisville at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Richmond, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Rio Grande Valley at Colo. Springs, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Reno, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Seattle, 9 p.m.

GD 30 19 11 19 6 10 8 7 -9 5 0 -12 -1 -26 -37 -28 GD 25 14 25 7 10 6 -4 -2 7 -3 -4 6 -1 -20 -7 -27 -32

CYCLING Vuelta a Espana Wednesday | At Balcon de Bizkaia, Spain 17th Stage • A 97.5-mile leg from Getxo to Balcon de Bizkaia 1. Michael Woods, Canada, Edu. First P/B Cannondale, 4 hours, 9 minutes, 48 seconds 2. Dylan Theuns, Belgium, BMC, 5 seconds behind 3. David de la Cruz Melgarejo, Spain, Sky, :10 4. Rafal Majka, Poland, Bora, :13 5. Ilnur Zakarin, Russia, Katusha, :38 6. A. De Marchi, Italy, BMC Team, :44 7. Amanuel Ghebreigzabhier, Eritrea, Dimension, :48 8. Jesus Herrada, Spain, Cofidis, :51 9. Jai Hindley, Australia, Sunweb, :55 10. Vincenzo Nibali, Italy, Bahrain, 1:48 11. Stephane Rossetto, France, Cofidis, Solutions Credits, st 12. Merhawi Kudus, Eritrea, Dimension, 1:51 13. Jonathan Castroviejo, Spain, Sky, 1:57 14. Enric Mas, Spain, Quick-Step, 2:40 15. A. Valverde, Spain, Movistar Team, st Also 17. Simon Yates, Britain, Mitchelton, 2:48 18. M. Angel Lopez, Colombia, Astana, 2:50 23. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 3:44 33. Thibaut Pinot, France, Groupama, 5:26 55. Benjamin King, U.S., Dimension, 10:48 114. Brent Bookwalter, U.S., BMC, 22:36 119. Joey Rosskopf, U.S., BMC, 22:44 136. Sepp Kuss, U.S., LottoNL, 24:03 138. Kiel Reijnen, U.S., Trek, st 139. Ian Boswell, U.S., Katusha, st Overall Standings (After 17-of-21 stages) 1. Simon Yates, Britain, Mitchelton, 69:05:34 2. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Movistar, :25 3. Enric Mas, Spain, Quick-Step, 1:22 4. M. Angel Lopez, Colombia, Astana, 1:34 5. Steven Kruijswijk, NET, LottoNL, 1:48 6. Nairo Quintana, Colombia, Movistar, 2:11 7. Jon Izagirre, Spain, Bahrain, 4:09 8. Rigoberto Uran, Colombia, Edu. First, 4:36 9. Thibaut Pinot, France, Groupama, 5:31 10. Tony Gallopin, France, AG2R, 6:05 Also 27. Benjamin King, U.S., Dimension, 42:24 65. Sepp Kuss, U.S., LottoNL, 1:37:44 73. Brent Bookwalter, U.S., BMC, 1:49:44 83. Joey Rosskopf, U.S., BMC, 2:12:11 133. Ian Boswell, U.S., Katusha, 3:41:41 139. Kiel Reijnen, U.S., Trek, 3:50:49

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Blues goaltender Evan Fitzpatrick, shown defending against Jake Walman during last year’s training camp, helped the team’s prospects to an 8-4 victory Wednesday. BY JIM THOMAS st. Louis Post-dispatch

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. • Expectations were high. There was talk of dominating and winning the tournament title. But there was no dominating and no winning for the highly touted Blues prospects. At least not until Tuesday. In their first three contests of the NHL prospects tournament, the Blues had no victories, and never held a lead. They did show moxie in rallying from a 3-1 deficit to tie Game 2 Saturday, against Columbus, in what became a 5-3 loss. They had an even bigger comeback Monday night against Chicago, rallying from a 3-0 hole but lost 4-3 in overtime. Finally on Tuesday, in the seventhplace game against the New York Rangers, the floodgates opened and the goals came in bunches. Finishing with a hat trick, Jordan Kyrou sparked the Blues to an 8-4 victory. The Blues finished the tournament with a 1-2-1 record. Better late than never, right? “Obviously it was a good game, but it kind of (stinks) that we broke out this game and not earlier in the tournament,” Kyrou said Tuesday. “But it was a good hard finish from us.” And from goalie Evan Fitzpatrick: “Sometimes when you have a lot of expectations it plays with your head a little bit. I’m really proud of the effort we put in (Tuesday). We showed that we’re not the team that played the last three games, and that our prospect system as a whole is a lot better than what people may think right now. But I was proud of everyone’s effort.” You don’t make the big club with what happens in Traverse City. But you certainly can get the attention of your team’s front office and coaching staff in this setting. There are lots of high draft picks on the ice and dozens of scouts and team executives watching from the stands from all eight participating teams. The games are fast and physical. “There’s some elite hockey players here right now, some very good hockey players,” Blues prospects coach Drew Bannister said. “This is a great tournament. It’s a good tournament for these young players to kind of see what they’re up against, and see where they are and what they need to do to get to the next level.” It was the first prospects tourney for Bannister, who was hired in the offseason to coach the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio. Based on the first three games it is fair to ask: Are the Blues’ prospects overrated? Were they trying too hard to impress on offense, and thus forgetting about defense? Do the Blues lack quality organizational depth behind their top prospects? It’s hard to make sweeping conclusions based on four games. And there were some extenuating circumstances. For one, the Blues had one of the younger teams in Traverse City, where players can be as old as 24. “We’re a young group here,” Bannister said after the loss to Chicago, a game in which the Blues were out-shot 41-16. “A lot of guys will go back to junior, but the lack of details in their game will have to be fixed, there’s no question about that, if they’re gonna play at the National Hockey League level.” And as general manager Doug Armstrong pointed out, the nature of the Blues’ travel schedule wasn’t conducive to a fast start. The prospects had a 6 a.m. wakeup call on Sept. 6, getaway day in St. Louis, followed by physical testing, a practice at the IceZone in Hazelwood, and the flight to Traverse City. There was another early wakeup call on Sept. 7, followed by an afternoon contest against Columbus. “So you could see their legs were a little bit weary out there,” Armstrong said. “We’ve seen some flashes of good play. And we’ve seen some areas that certainly need to be improved on. And I think a lot of that’s going to come with coaching over time.” Armstrong watched the tournament with a particular eye on prospects who might be able to help the team this year. “So whether it’s a Kyrou or a (Klim)

Kostin or a Robert Thomas, or a (Niko) Mikkola,” Armstrong said. “There’s players there that you keep a focus on.” Or a Jake Walman, a defenseman whose career swerved off course last season, being shuttled from the Chicago Wolves to the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League. The Wolves are a Vegas farm team and when the Golden Knights sent down defenseman Shea Theodore at the start of the season, and then Jason Garrison at the end of October, Walman’s playing time shrunk. “So he got pushed out, and he has to take responsibility,” Armstrong said. “Didn’t handle it probably correctly and got frustrated. In reality I think when you turn pro you just have to make sure you control the things you can control, and that’s your work ethic and preparedness. “I think he got so consumed with other things he couldn’t control, it affected his game. This is a big training camp for him coming up to re-establish himself as a solid prospect.” Walman finished with two goals, three assists and was plus-3 in the tournament, including a highlight-reel goal against the Rangers in which he basically passed the puck to himself off the boards during an end-to-end rush to elude a defender. It’s also a big training camp for Kyrou and Thomas in their efforts to make the big club. Kyrou finished with five goals in Traverse City, tied for the tournamenthigh with Kevin Stenlund of Columbus. Thomas had a good, not great, tournament. Keep in mind, he came out of his 2017-18 junior hockey season with an ankle injury, missing the Blues’ development camp in late June, the World Junior Summer Showcase for Team Canada in late July, and some offseason training. “It’s definitely a bit of rust knocking off, but it’s not really an excuse. I gotta be better,” he said after the Chicago game. He was better against the Rangers, with a nifty second-period wraparound goal off a feed from Kyrou. Thomas finished third on the Blues in tournament scoring, behind Kyrou and Walman, with two goals and two assists.

SCHMALTZ SIGNS

Just in time for the start of camp, defenseman Jordan Schmaltz has signed a two-year contract. Schmaltz had been one of nine unsigned restricted free agents throughout the NHL before his contract agreement. Schmaltz’s contract is a two-way deal this season, meaning he gets paid $700,000 if he’s with the Blues but just $150,000 if he’s in San Antonio. It’s a one-way deal in Year 2, meaning he gets paid the same ($700,000) whether he’s with the Blues or in San Antonio. Schmaltz, 24, was a first-round draft pick by the team in 2012. He appeared in 13 games for the Blues last season, registering one assist, and played 31 games for the Rampage (five goals, 18 assists). He’s part of a group of younger defensemen that includes Walman, Mikkola and Mitch Reinke that will be pushing for a Blues roster spot in camp.

ROSTER TRIMMED

Coming out of the prospects tournament, the Blues already have trimmed six players from their camp roster: Dominik Bokk, Mathias Laferriere, Tyler Tucker, Jared Thomas, Trenton Bourque and David Noel. All were part of the Blues’ team in Traverse City. Bokk, a forward and the team’s firstround draft pick in June, is heading as planned to play in Sweden for the Vaxjo Lakers. Laferriere, a forward drafted in the sixth-round in June, is returning to his junior hockey team of last season, Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior League. Tucker, a defenseman taken in the seventh-round in June, also is returning to his junior team of last season — Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League. It’s also back to juniors for defensemen Bourque (Owen Sound/OHL) and Noel Val-D’Or (QMJL). Thomas is heading San Antonio of the AHL. Jim Thomas @jthom1 on Twitter jthomas@post-dispatch.com


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EV2 • ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH BRIDGE TIPS • BOB JONES Both vulnerable, South deals NORTH ♠2 ♥Q 7 6 5 3 2 ♦Q ♣Q J 8 6 2 WEST EAST ♠A Q 10 5 3 ♠8 4 ♥K 8 ♥J 10 9 ♦A 8 7 6 ♦K 10 9 5 4 ♣9 7 ♣10 4 3 SOUTH ♠K J 9 7 6 ♥A 4 ♦J 3 2 ♣A K 5 The bidding: SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST 2♦* 1NT 4♦** Dbl 4♥ All pass *Two-suited hand with one major and one minor **Texas Transfer to hearts Opening lead: ? Today’s deal is from a recent match between a team from Sweden and a team from The Netherlands. At the other table, where four hearts was played by North, the contract made routinely after a club lead. At this table, West was Swedish expert Johan Upmark. Upmark expected South to hold the king of spades for his one no trump opening. He wanted to get his partner on lead and get a spade led through declarer. East had

NEW YORK TIMES CROSSWORD doubled the four-diamond bid so Upmark decided to play East for the king of diamonds. He underled his ace of diamonds on opening lead! East covered dummy’s queen with his king and was surprised to win the trick. East wasted no time shifting to the eight of spades. South’s jack lost to West’s queen and Upmark, with nothing better to do, continued with another spade. South ruffed in dummy, led a heart to his ace, and another heart toward the dummy. Upmark won with his king and persevered with a third round of spades. This assured East of a trump trick and the contract was defeated. A lovely defense! It was good for Upmark that dummy had the singleton queen of diamonds. Had South been able to play low from a doubleton queen in dummy, East might well have played the nine rather than the king and there would have been a different story to tell. (09/13/18)

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1 Sounds of surrender 6 1922-91 initials 10 Extra inches 14 A patriarch of the Israelites 15 SOS, basically 16 Film treasure hunter Croft 17 Q: “Can I write both a poem and an essay?” A: “___” 20 Meet stick 21 Tight hold 22 What Alabama cheerleaders often request? 24 Matt’s replacement on “Today” 26 Candymaker H.B. ___ 27 Yearned (for) 29 Tracy Marrow’s stage name 32 German article

33 Author of the line “It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes” 34 Actualities 36 Q: “Is that snack bar known for good burgers?” A: “___” 41 Common place for a car’s name, once 42 Hunchbacked film character 44 Night that “77 Sunset Strip” aired for most of its run: abbr. 47 Popular game console 48 Skill on display in the “Kill Bill” movies 50 Synopsis 52 Conspirator’s agreement 54 Part of a pickup line?

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WORD GAME September 13 WORD — NARCOSIS (NARCOSIS: nar-KO-sis: A deep stupor produced by a drug or other chemicals.) Average mark 23 words. Time limit 35 minutes. Can you find 30 or more words in NARCOSIS? The list will be published tomorrow. YESTERDAY’S WORD — FIXATIVES fast ivies east fate axis exist faxes taxes exit feast taxi safe feat vase sate feta vast save fiat vest seat fiesta visa sift fist vise site five visit stave fixate vista fixes vita RULES OF THE GAME: 1. Words must be of four or more letters. 2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed. 3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible. 4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

55 Name on both sides of the equator 58 Pledge 60 Q: “Should you call that stopover between Liverpool and Belfast a peninsula?” A: “___” 64 Fiddler on the reef? 65 Duds 66 Jokester 67 Lacking 68 Detail, in brief 69 Auguries

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

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If Sept. 13 is your birthday • This year you often feel as though you leave some things unsaid. If you are single, your dating life could remain intense if the bond starts before November or after summer 2019. If you are attached, you have experienced a lot of good fortune through your interactions with your sweetie. Scorpio reads between the lines. ARIES (March 21-April 19) HHH A partner feels intensely about a discussion and opens up a conversation about a longterm goal. You might not be comfortable with what is going on. Tonight: Let someone else make the call. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) HHHH You could be tied into a controversy without even trying. You might not realize that you have sustained a lot of pressure recently and need a break. Tonight: Be playful and think about weekend plans. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) HHHH You feel pressured to act a certain way. You might not appreciate what is happening behind the scenes. Investigate what has to be done. Tonight: Share news with your best friend. CANCER (June 21- July 22) HHHH Listen to news without judgment. Know that a low-level fog might be causing a haze in your thinking. You might not know if others are getting the gist of your communication. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) HHHH If you feel that something quite confusing is going on with your funds, you might be right. Double-check your change and your bills, and use care with any financial involvement. Tonight: Play it low-key. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHHH Your creativity emerges. You decide to share some

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38 Retreat 39 Holder of dozens upon dozens 40 Loose change “collector” 43 Steak coating 44 Swiss money 45 Sea sucker 46 Metaphor for death in a Eugene O’Neill play 48 Small relative of an elephant bird

49 World Heritage Site grp. 51 Sultans and sheiks, usually 53 News inits. since 1996 56 Camels, e.g., for short 57 Rush-rush 59 Diploma displayer, for short 61 Live 62 Wimple wearer 63 Some inning enders, in brief

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important concepts with a loved one. This person could be intrigued by your ingenuity, as he or she rarely sees this side of you. Tonight: Claim your power, but have fun along the way. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) HHHH Get to the bottom of a hassle. By observing, you will understand a lot more. You could feel awkward around a loved one. How much are you responsible for creating this situation? Tonight: Stay centered. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) HHHH You could be more integrated and complete than you thought you were. Stay sensitive to others and their needs. Someone might have difficulty expressing what he or she needs, and you might not understand why. Tonight: Whatever knocks your socks off.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) HHH If you can, continue to lie low. You are about to enter a very busy cycle. Get as much rest as possible, and make sure that you are up-to-date with various time-sensitive work responsibilities and errands. Tonight: Go with the moment. CAPRICORN (Dec.22-Jan.19) HHHH Zero in on what you need to do. Don’t avoid a big meeting, even if you think that you already know what is going to be discussed. Be more direct with a friend. Tonight: Follow your friends. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) HHHH You sixth sense often comes out when you are dealing with finances. Today, what you feel might not work needs to be left alone. In fact, the less done, the better the results will be. Tonight: Where the party is.

WORDY GURDY

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) HHHH Listen to the drumbeats. You will want to go along with the moment. You might be likely to experiment and try something new. Perhaps you could get into a new hobby or a different set of friends. Tonight: Let the party go on and on. STLtoday.com/horoscopes Get expanded horoscope information: star charts, peak times, outlooks and Chinese Zodiac data.

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Mom’s behavior erodes daughter’s trust

Dear Can’t Trust Her • It’s sad, but not all parents are loving and supportive. In fact, some of them are toxic. Your mother appears to be one of the latter, so listen to

your gut. Continue to be respectful, as you have been doing, but also continue to keep your distance. Dear Abby • My wife and I have decided to start a family, and the topic of names arose. My wife, who was born and raised in India, is insisting on Indian names for our children. The problem is they are often difficult to pronounce and spell. I’m not opposed to Indian middle names, but think traditional “Western” names may be more suitable, since we will live in the United States. How can I make my wife understand that having “unusual” names makes certain aspects of kids’ lives more difficult? — MAKING LIFE EASY Dear Making • Your wife’s concept of giving the children Indian names is lovely. However, practically speaking, I agree with you. Popular names in one country can cause problems for a child living in another one. Not only can foreign names be difficult to pronounce and spell, but they can

also cause a child to be teased unmercifully. Sometimes the name can be a problematic word in the English language. And one that sounds beautiful in a foreign language can be grating in English. I hope your wife will rethink this. Dear Abby • A month ago, while in the process of moving, I found some of my brother’s old report cards from elementary school 60 years ago. His teacher reported behavior issues, but by the end of the school year, she reported improvement. My brother is a successful businessman now with a family. Should I give him the report cards? — BIG SIS IN OHIO Dear Big Sis • Call your brother and tell him what you found. The two of you could have a good laugh about it. Then ask him what he wants done with his old report cards. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, Calif. 90069.

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When to include Mom in delivery room Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn • I am six months pregnant with my first child. I’ve been fixated a bit on who to have in the delivery room with me, I think because it’s one of the few elements I can control in this pregnancy. Should it just be my husband, or should I invite my mom too? In favor of my mom — we have a close relationship, she is over the moon about her first grandchild, and she is good in a crisis situation. I’ve seen her through my grandparents’ illnesses and death. She isn’t squeamish and she is a good advocate in speaking with doctors. The argument against — she tends to get so over-excited about me and my life that she inserts herself too much into my life’s events. We had to have numerous talks when I was wed-

ding-planning that it wasn’t a three-way marriage between me, my husband, and my mom. She found out last year that my best friend was throwing me a surprise birthday party and offered to help, then ended up planning the whole thing herself. However, there have been other milestones when she wasn’t like this. My mom hasn’t asked about the plans yet and my husband is 100 percent supportive of what I decide. Is there another angle I’m missing here? — In the Room Answer • Husband only. You’re co-stars in this story, period. Others might be helpful or joyful companions along the way, even essential at times, but they’re supporting players at best. I’d say this even if your mom were a boundaried support goddess. Just that you’re on the

fence about extras means spouse only — but a mom with a history of taking over? The day your husband officially becomes a father does not need to start like that. Plus, the way for people to be good with crises and doctor advocacy is for them to actually do it. For their own spouses and children. Show your husband you trust him in this role. Does this mean no one’s ever right to have their mom in there? No. Everyone should do what’s right under the specific circumstances. But your specific circumstances include an overmomming mom and a perfectly capable partner and co-parent. Husband only. She can visit right after. tellme@washpost.com

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Dear Abby • My mother did something very disrespectful. She picked up my former boyfriend and took him to her house, saying she needed help with her curtains or something. He said when she came back in the room, she just had on a slip, like she was trying to seduce him. When I asked her if what he said about her was true, she replied, “Maybe I did, maybe I didn’t.” Not long after that, I began distancing myself from her. After I got married, she told a relative she didn’t believe my baby daughter was my husband’s. I was understandably upset. When I questioned her about it, she was shocked because she didn’t know my cousin had told me. Right now, I don’t care to be around her. I still send her cards for her birthday and Christmas, but I don’t trust her anymore. — CAN’T TRUST MY MOTHER

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Effects of antiviral drug on shingles vaccine FUNKY WINKERBEAN • By Tom Batiuk

Dear Dr. Roach • I am a 60-year-old woman who has been taking a 200-mg tablet of acyclovir (Zovirax) every day for HSV-2 suppression. I may have an outbreak every few years, and they are pretty mild. When I do have an outbreak, I increase my dosage to 1,000 mg per day. What is the procedure when I want to get the shingles vaccine (Shingrix)? Would I need to stop taking the acyclovir for two weeks before getting the vaccine? — B.S.

SPEED BUMP • By Dave Coverly

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Answer • Acyclovir, as well as the related valacyclovir (Valtrex) and famciclovir (Famvir), is an antiviral drug that is used for treatment and sometimes suppression of herpes viruses. Shingrix is a new, twodose vaccine for shingles. It is a subunit vaccine, meaning it is made from a viral protein, not from the live virus. You do not need to stop taking the acyclovir before getting the two doses of the vaccine. With the live vaccine (Zostavax), you did need to stop acyclovir, in just the way you suggested. That’s another advantage of the new vaccine, but the most important advantage is that the new vaccine is much more effective. Disadvantages include its high cost, the need for two doses and a higher incidence of mostly local side effects. There is, unfortunately, a shortage in most of the U.S.

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Dear Dr. Roach • I took a sleep study and slept on my back all night because I was wired up and couldn’t sleep on my side. After a couple of hours, I was told that I have moderate sleep apnea. I snore when I’m on my back, but not when I’m on my side. Do you think I really have sleep apnea? — T.M.

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Answer • Obstructive sleep apnea very often goes unrecognized. It is caused by the soft tissue in the neck obstructing the airway; the muscles relax while you are asleep, closing the airway. This is indeed much more likely to happen when lying on the back, and generations of spouses have learned that turning a snorer on the side is a good way to get him or her to quit snoring. Snoring is caused by the very same process that leads to sleep apnea; in fact, snoring is a significant risk factor, with up to a third of snorers having the condition. I believe the sleep study. While I am sure you would have demonstrated less obstruction if you could sleep on your side, you still are likely to have some obstruction during the night. There are many different treatments for sleep apnea, and you should talk with your doctor about which is right for you. You need not jump to the most aggressive treatments.

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