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Chinooks help Oilers clinch ABL playoff spot Staff Report Peninsula Clarion

The Peninsula Oilers officially clinched a playoff spot in the Alaska Baseball League postseason Tuesday night without ever taking the field. The Oilers (15-29) ended their

regular season Sunday with a doubleheader split with the Anchorage Bucs, but were left to rely on the Chugiak-Eagle River Chinooks losing one of their two remaining games to sew up the fourth and final ABL playoff spot. The Chinooks lost 4-1 Tuesday

to the Mat-Su Miners, officially ending their playoff hopes. The Chinooks (13-29) are mathematically eliminated and can not catch the Oilers in the ABL standings. The Bucs (29-14) sit atop the board as the No. 1 seed for the Top of the World Playoffs and will get the Oilers in the first round semifinal

series. The other semifinal series will feature the No. 2 Anchorage Glacier Pilots (26-18) and the No. 3 Miners (25-18). A win for the Chinooks on Tuesday would’ve kept the drama going as Chugiak-Eagle River was able to pass the Oilers in the standings with two straight wins,

but Oilers head coach Kyle Brown said Sunday that the team would have argued for a July 23 raincancelled game between the Chinooks and Bucs to be made up. With the lost game taken off the schedule, the Chinooks have one less regular-season game played.

Verlander K’s 13, leads Astros over Indians CLEVELAND (AP) — Justin Verlander struck out 13 to reach double figures for the third straight start and sixth time this season, leading the Houston Astros over the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Tuesday night. Verlander (14-4) outpitched Shane Bieber and won his fourth consecutive start, tying Washington’s Stephen Strasburg for the major league lead in wins. Verlander allowed two hits in seven innings and walked none.

BRAVES 11, NATIONALS 8 WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Duvall had two home runs and four hits, Josh Donaldson added a three-run homer and the Atlanta beat Washington to reopen a 5½-game lead in the NL East. Julio Teheran (6-7) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings for Atlanta.

PIRATES 11, REDS 4 CINCINNATI (AP) — Reds reliever Amir Garrett rushed the Pirates’ dugout and threw punches in the ninth inning, starting a brawl prolonged by Cincinnati outfielder Yasiel Puig, and Pittsburgh ended its longest losing streak in eight years Reds manager David Bell ran onto the field to join the fracas after being ejected an inning earlier. In all, five Reds were ejected.

RAYS 6, RED SOX 5 BOSTON (AP) — Avísail García homered and added the go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning

in Tampa Bay’s win over Boston.

DIAMONDBACKS 4, YANKEES 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Taylor Clarke was an impressive winner in his Yankee Stadium debut, and Arizona got home runs from Christian Walker and Carson Kelly to beat New York.

DODGERS 9, ROCKIES 4 DENVER (AP) — Kristopher Negron homered in his first at-bat with Los Angeles, one of four home runs in a win over Colorado.

CARDINALS 2, CUBS 1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered for the seventh time in eight games, a go-ahead drive off Yu Darvish in the sixth inning that lifted St. Louis into sole possession of the NL Central lead.

AP Sports Writer

With two Women’s World Cup titles in hand, U.S. national team coach Jill Ellis says it’s time to move on. Ellis announced Tuesday that she’s resigning, just more than three weeks after the United States raised a second consecutive World Cup trophy following a dominant and record-setting run. She said she started thinking about stepping away around the start of the year, with the intention of seeing the team through this summer’s tournament. “It’s obviously been a fantastic run, a fantastic ride,” she said. Ellis said she wanted to spend more time with her family after more than five years in charge of the team. Currently taking some time

AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer has been fined by Major League Baseball for heaving a ball from the pitcher’s mound over the centerfield wall at Kansas City last weekend, a person familiar with the discipline told The Associated Press. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the discipline was not announced. The players’ association declined comment on the decision.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kyle Seager had a solo homer, a tiebreaking two-run triple and drove in four runs as Seattle stretched its winning streak to six games.

BLUE JAYS 9, ROYALS 2 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to give him a careerhigh five RBIs, Sean Reid-Foley tossed five innings of four-hit ball in Toronto’s win over Kansas City.

METS 5, WHITE SOX 2, 11 INNINGS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drew Smyly tossed seven shutout innings and Rhys Hoskins homered to lead Philadelphia over San Francisco.

ORIOLES 8, PADRES 5

ANGELS 6, TIGERS 1

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chris Davis hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning to snap an 0-for-18 slump, and Baltimore rallied from a four-run deficit.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Matt Thaiss homered and drove in three runs, Shohei Ohtani had three hits, Griffin Canning threw four-hit ball over six innings as Los Angeles beat Detroit.

TWINS 2, MARLINS 1 MIAMI (AP) — Byron Buxton

off following the victorious monthlong odyssey in France, she said doesn’t know what’s next. “I just need to take a step back and take it all in and see what next intrigues me and piques my interest,” she told reporters on a conference call. Ellis, 52, was named coach of the team in 2014 and has led it to eight overall tournament titles, including victories at the World Cup in 2015 and earlier this year. Over the course of her tenure, the United States lost just seven matches. She will remain with the team for a World Cup victory tour which kicks off Saturday with a match against Ireland at the Rose Bowl. Following the conclusion of the fivematch tour in October, she will serve as a U.S. Soccer ambassador for at least a year.

Bauer fined for ball heave Steve Herrick

MARINERS 8, RANGERS 5

CHICAGO (AP) — Noah Syndergaard put aside trade talk to turn an eighth-inning lead over to his relievers, and New York rebounded from another bullpen meltdown when Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto hit consecutive home runs in the 11th.

PHILLIES 4, GIANTS 2

Ellis steps down as USWNT coach Anne M. Peterson

homered and Jake Odorizzi followed his worst big league start by pitching one-run ball into the sixth inning, leading Minnesota past Miami.

An All-Star last year, Bauer made the toss just after allowing a two-run single to Nicky Lopez that gave the Royals a 7-5 lead with one out in the fifth inning of Cleveland’s 9-6 loss Sunday. When manager Terry Francona emerged from the dugout to make a pitching change, Bauer turned, took a couple steps and threw the ball over the 410-foot mark. Francona pointed Bauer toward the dugout, and then followed closely behind him, and both disappeared into the tunnel. Bauer apologized to the organization and his teammates.

ATHLETICS 3, BREWERS 2, 10 INNINGS

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/ Tony Dejak)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson homered with one out in the 10th inning off Josh Hader and

Oakland beat Milwaukee to win its third straight.

scoreboard BASEBALL

National League East Division W L Atlanta 63 45 Washington 57 50 Philadelphia 56 50 New York 51 55 Miami 41 64 Central Division W L St. Louis 57 49 Chicago 56 50 Milwaukee 56 52 Cincinnati 49 56 Pittsburgh 47 60 West Division W L Los Angeles 70 39 San Francisco 54 53 Arizona 54 54 San Diego 50 57 Colorado 50 58

Milwaukee (TBD) at Oakland (Anderson 9-6), 10:07 p.m. All Times ADT Pct GB .583 — .533 5½ .528 6 .481 11 .390 20½ Pct GB .538 — .528 1 .519 2 .467 7½ .439 10½ Pct GB .642 — .505 15 .500 15½ .467 19 .463 19½

Tuesday’s Games Baltimore 8, San Diego 5 Arizona 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Philadelphia 4, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 11, Washington 8 Pittsburgh 11, Cincinnati 4 Minnesota 2, Miami 1 N.Y. Mets 5, Chicago White Sox 2, 11 innings St. Louis 2, Chicago Cubs 1 L.A. Dodgers 9, Colorado 4 Oakland 3, Milwaukee 2, 10 innings Wednesday’s Games Atlanta (Soroka 10-2) at Washington (Sanchez 6-6), 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Agrazal 2-1) at Cincinnati (Castillo 9-4), 12:35 p.m. Arizona (Greinke 10-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 7-6), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 11-2) at Colorado (Marquez 10-5), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Samardzija 7-8) at Philadelphia (Velasquez 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Berrios 9-5) at Miami (Alcantara 4-9), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-7) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 11-5), 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 7-8) at St. Louis (Mikolas 7-10), 8:15 p.m. Milwaukee (TBD) at Oakland (Anderson 9-6), 10:07 p.m. American League East Division W L New York 67 39 Tampa Bay 61 48 Boston 59 49 Toronto 42 67 Baltimore 36 71 Central Division W L Minnesota 65 41 Cleveland 62 44 Chicago 46 58 Kansas City 40 69 Detroit 31 72 West Division W L Houston 69 39 Oakland 61 47 Los Angeles 56 53 Texas 53 54 Seattle 47 63

Pct GB .632 — .560 7½ .546 9 .385 26½ .336 31½ Pct GB .613 — .585 3 .442 18 .367 26½ .301 32½ Pct GB .639 — .565 8 .514 13½ .495 15½ .427 23

Tuesday’s Games Baltimore 8, San Diego 5 Arizona 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Houston 2, Cleveland 0 Minnesota 2, Miami 1 Tampa Bay 6, Boston 5 Seattle 8, Texas 5 N.Y. Mets 5, Chicago White Sox 2, 11 innings Toronto 9, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 6, Detroit 1 Oakland 3, Milwaukee 2, 10 innings Wednesday’s Games Arizona (Greinke 10-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 7-6), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Waguespack 1-1) at Kansas City (Junis 6-9), 1:15 p.m. Detroit (Norris 2-8) at L.A. Angels (Suarez 2-1), 4:07 p.m. Houston (Urquidy 1-0) at Cleveland (Plesac 5-3), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Berrios 9-5) at Miami (Alcantara 4-9), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Kittredge 1-0) at Boston (Porcello 9-7), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (TBD) at Texas (Minor 8-6), 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-7) at Chicago White Sox (Giolito 11-5), 8:10 p.m.

Astros 2, Indians 0 Houston Cleveland

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Verlander, Harris (8), R.Osuna (9) and Chirinos; Bieber, Clippard (8), Wittgren (9) and Perez. W_Verlander 14-4. L_Bieber 10-4. Sv_R.Osuna (24). HRs_Houston, Chirinos (13). Rays 6, Red Sox 5 Tampa Bay Boston

001 032 000—6 12 0 201 020 000—5 13 1

Morton, Kolarek (5), Castillo (7), Poche (7), Roe (8), Drake (8), Pagan (8) and Zunino; Price, Walden (5), Taylor (6), Brewer (6), Hernandez (7), Eovaldi (8), Barnes (9) and Vazquez. W_Kolarek 4-3. L_Taylor 0-1. Sv_Pagan (8). HRs_Tampa Bay, d’Arnaud (13), Garcia (14). Boston, Benintendi (11). Mariners 8, Rangers 5 Seattle Texas

112 010 300—8 13 1 000 104 000—5 14 3

Leake, Tuivailala (6), Bass (8), Elias (9) and T.Murphy; Jurado, B.Martin (5), Guerrieri (7), Valdez (8), Bird (9) and Federowicz, Mathis. W_Tuivailala 1-0. L_B.Martin 1-2. Sv_Elias (14). HRs_Seattle, Seager (9), Santana (21). Texas, Santana (16). Blue Jays 9, Royals 2 Toronto Kansas City

200 020 005—9 10 2 000 000 011—2 11 2

Reid-Foley, Font (6), Biagini (8), Hudson (9) and Jansen; Montgomery, McCarthy (5), Zimmer (6), Lovelady (8), Staumont (9) and Viloria. W_ReidFoley 1-1. L_Montgomery 1-4. HRs_Toronto, Guerrero Jr. (11). Angels 6, Tigers 1 Detroit Los Angeles

000 000 100—1 8 2 020 021 10x—6 12 1

VerHagen, N.Ramirez (5), G.Soto (7), Cisnero (8) and J.Rogers; Canning, Cole (7), H.Robles (9) and Garneau. W_Canning 4-6. L_VerHagen 1-2. HRs_Los Angeles, Thaiss (5). Orioles 8, Padres 5 Baltimore San Diego

000 300 230—8 13 1 301 010 000—5 10 0

Eshelman, Ynoa (5), M.Castro (7), Armstrong (8) and Severino; Lamet, Stammen (6), Strahm (7), Baez (8) and Mejia. W_M.Castro 1-1. L_Strahm 4-8. Sv_Armstrong (3). HRs_Baltimore, Davis (8). San Diego, Machado (26), Tatis Jr. (19). D-Backs 4, Yankees 2 Arizona New York

100 200 100—4 11 1 000 001 010—2 5 0

Clarke, Hirano (6), Y.Lopez (7), Chafin (8), Bradley (8) and Kelly; J.Happ, Cessa (7) and Higashioka. W_Clarke 4-3. L_J.Happ 8-6. Sv_Bradley (1). HRs_Arizona, Walker (20), Kelly (14). New York, Wade (1). Twins 2, Marlins 1 Minnesota Miami

001 100 000—2 4 1 000 100 000—1 4 0

Odorizzi, Duffey (6), Romo (8), T.Rogers (9) and Garver; Gallen, Quijada (8), Richards (9) and Alfaro. W_Odorizzi 12-5. L_Gallen 1-3. Sv_T.Rogers (16). HRs_Minnesota, Buxton (10). Mets 5, White Sox 2 New York Chicago

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(11 innings) Syndergaard, Wilson (8), Lugo (8), Diaz (9), Gsellman (10) and Nido; R.Lopez, Fry (6), Marshall (7), Bummer (9), Colome (10), Ruiz (11), Osich (11) and J.McCann. W_Gsellman 2-2. L_Ruiz 1-2. HRs_New York, McNeil (11), Conforto (21). Athletics 3, Brewers 2 Milwaukee Oakland

000 000011 0—2 7 1 001 000010 1—3 7 0

(10 innings) Houser, Ju.Guerra (6), Albers (7), Claudio (8), F.Peralta (8), Hader (10) and Grandal; Bassitt, Diekman (7), Petit (8), Buchter (8), Hendriks (8), Treinen (10) and Herrmann. W_Treinen 5-3. L_Hader 1-4. HRs_Milwaukee, Thames (15). Oakland, Olson (22),

Davis (17). Phillies 4, Giants 2 San Francisco Philadelphia

000 000 020—2 6 0 000 220 00x—4 11 0

Beede, Coonrod (6), Pomeranz (7), Melancon (8) and Posey; Smyly, Pivetta (8), Neris (9) and Realmuto. W_Smyly 2-5. L_Beede 3-5. Sv_Neris (19). HRs_San Francisco, Vogt (5), Belt (12). Philadelphia, Hoskins (23). Pirates 11, Reds 4 Pittsburgh Cincinnati

203 020 103—11 12 2 001 100 011—4 8 0

Musgrove, Kela (7), Crick (8), Hartlieb (9) and Stallings; Roark, Sims (4), Stephenson (7), Hughes (9), Garrett (9), Peraza (9) and Farmer. W_Musgrove 8-9. L_Roark 6-7. HRs_Pittsburgh, Dickerson 2 (4), Osuna (7). Cincinnati, Iglesias (7), Votto (10). Braves 11, Nationals 8 Atlanta Washington 2

014 400 200—11 15 0 000 001 133— 8 12

Teheran, Minter (7), Swarzak (8), Jackson (9) and B.McCann; Fedde, Ja.Guerra (4), Blazek (8), Sipp (9) and Gomes. W_Teheran 6-7. L_Fedde 1-2. HRs_Atlanta, Donaldson (24), Duvall 2 (3). Washington, Soto (19), Turner (9), Gomes (6). Cardinals 2, Cubs 1 Chicago St. Louis

000 100 000—1 6 1 000 101 00x—2 7 0

Darvish, Wick (7), Cishek (8) and Caratini, Contreras; Wainwright, Gallegos (6), Miller (7), C.Martinez (8) and Wieters. W_Gallegos 3-1. L_Darvish 3-5. Sv_C.Martinez (11). HRs_St. Louis, Goldschmidt (25). Dodgers 9, Rockies 4 Los Angeles Colorado

322 200 000—9 9 1 003 000 001—4 10 1

J.Urias, Sadler (3), Gonsolin (6) and Ru.Martin; Freeland, Bettis (4), Howard (6), B.Shaw (8) and Iannetta. W_Sadler 1-0. L_Freeland 2-9. Sv_Gonsolin (1). HRs_Los Angeles, Martin (3), Turner (16), Negron (1), Pollock (7).

BASKETBALL

WNBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Connecticut 14 6 .700 — Washington 13 6 .684 ½ Chicago 11 9 .550 3 New York 8 11 .421 5½ Indiana 6 15 .286 8½ Atlanta 5 15 .250 9 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB Las Vegas 14 6 .700 — Los Angeles 11 8 .579 2½ Seattle 12 9 .571 2½ Phoenix 10 9 .526 3½ Minnesota 10 10 .500 4 Dallas 5 15 .250 9 Tuesday’s Games Washington 99, Phoenix 93 Connecticut 100, Chicago 94 Las Vegas 86, Dallas 54 Wednesday’s Games Atlanta at Indiana, 3 p.m. Thursday’s Games Phoenix at Connecticut, 3 p.m. New York at Dallas, 4 p.m. Las Vegas at Los Angeles, 6 p.m. All Times ADT

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed OF Dwight Smith, Jr. on the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Chandler Shepherd from Norfolk (IL). Claimed INF José Rondón off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Optioned OF Ryan Cordell and RHP Dylan Covey to Charlotte (IL). Reinstated SS Tim Anderson from the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Carson Fulmer from Charlotte. DETROIT TIGERS — Placed OF Christin Stewart on the seven-day concussion IL. Recalled OF Victor Reyes from Toledo (IL). Selected C Jake Rogers from Toledo. Announced C Bobby Wilson has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Toledo. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Reinstated RHP JC Ramirez from the 10-day IL. Designated LHP Adam

McCreery for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired LHP Kolby Allard from the Atlanta Braves for RHP Chris Martin. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Traded RHP David Phelps and conditional cash to the Chicago Cubs for RHP Thomas Hatch. Recalled RHP Sean Reid-Fole from Buffalo (IL). Announced OF Dalton Pompey has cleared waivers and been assigned outright to Buffalo. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Sent RHP Jacob Webb to the GCL Braves for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO CUBS — Transferred LHP Xavier Cedeño to the 60-day IL. Placed RHP Pedro Strop on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 27. Recalled RHP Duane Underwood Jr. from Iowa (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled RHP Tony Gonsolin. Optioned RHP Josh Sborz to Oklahoma City (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent LHP Brent Suter to the AZL Brewers Blue for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Optioned RHPs Alex McRae and Montana DuRapau to Indianapolis (IL). Recalled RHPs Geoff Hartlieb and Yefry Ramirez from Indianapolis. Suspended bullpen coach Euclides Rojas for two games because of what it termed a contract violation. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Recalled OF Lane Thomas from Memphis (PCL). Claimed LHP Adalberto Mejia off waivers from the L.A. Angels. Transferred INF Jedd Gyorko to the 60-day IL. Sent OF Marcell Ozuna to Memphis for a rehab assignment. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Named Leah McNabb managing director of NBA Canada. ATLANTA HAWKS — Promoted Tori Miller to assistant general manager of College Park (NBAGL). MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Signed F Dragan Bender. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed LB Andre Branch to a one-year contract. Removed LB Dante Booker from the PUP list. CHICAGO BEARS — Removed DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and OL T.J. Clemmings from the PUP list. DETROIT LIONS — Released WR Brandon Reilly. Signed DT Fredrick Jones. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Waived LB Drew Lewis and G William Poehls. Signed WR Roger Lewis and G Ian Silberman. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed OL Martez Ivey. Released OL Cole Croston. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Waived/injured DB Chris Campbell. Placed RB Javorius Allen on IR. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Waived DT Ronald Ollie and TE Erik Swoope. Signed DT Ethan Westbrooks. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Announced the retirement of F Chris Kunitz, who will remain with the club as player development adviser. MINNESOTA WILD — Fired general manager Paul Fenton. Named assistant general manager Tom Kurvers acting general manager. American Hockey League HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed F Lewis Zerter-Gossage. SOCCER U.S. SOCCER — Announced the resignation of women’s national team coach Jill Ellis. Major League Soccer MLS — Suspended Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke for two additional MLS games, three MLS games total, and issued a $25,000 fine for the use of unacceptable and offensive language as well as repeated confrontational misconduct towards match officials after a Leagues Cup match on Wednesday, July 24. ORLANDO CITY — Agreed to terms with F Mauricio Pereyra. SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES — Acquired F Andres Rios. TORONTO FC — Signed F Nicolas Benezet. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS — Agreed to terms with G Maxime Crépeau on a contract extension through 2022. COLLEGE CONFERENCE CAROLINAS — Named Jill Weston assistant commissioner. CHARLESTON SOUTHERN — Named Lauren Johnson assistant women’s basketball coach. GRAND CANYON —Announced the resignation of Mike Vaught athletic director. HOBART — Named Stephen Brundage assistant lacrosse coach. LAMAR — Named Janell Howland women’s golf coach. RUTGERS — Named Mike Larkin special assistant to the head coach and Ben Asher director of basketball operations and recruiting. UCONN — LB Eli Thomas will not return to the football team.

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