Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 8/7/17


95.7 & 1400 WSJM Sports     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Monday, August 07, 2017

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last Night
Baltimore Orioles 12, Detroit Tigers 3
Boston Red Sox 6, Chicago White Sox 3
Washington Nationals 9, Chicago Cubs 4

Orioles 12, Tigers 3 – Orioles hit 5 HRs off Sanchez, rout Tigers 12-3
Jonathan Schoop, Chris Davis and Trey Mancini homered in succession during a four-run first inning that sent the Baltimore Orioles past the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Sunday. Joey Rickard and Manny Machado also connected for the Orioles, who led 8-0 after four innings and cruised to their seventh win in nine games. All five home runs were hit off Anibal Sanchez (3-2), who yielded a career-high tying eight runs and 10 hits in three-plus innings. Machado went 4 for 5 with five RBIs, and Rickard had a career-best four hits and scored three runs.  Backed by all that firepower, Ubaldo Jimenez (5-7) earned his first win in five starts since July 9. The right-hander pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up one run and nine hits.  Nick Castellanos homered for the Tigers, who had to settle for a split of the four-game series after winning the first two. Detroit went 2 for 15 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 in the finale. starting time.

Red Sox 6, White Sox 3 – Young’s 2 HRs, 5 RBIs carries Red Sox past White Sox 6-3
Chris Young hit two homers, including a tiebreaking three-run shot after the batter in front was walked intentionally, to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.  Young added an RBI double and had a solo homer to help the AL East-leading Red Sox complete a four-game sweep of the White Sox.  Chicago lost its sixth consecutive game, and 23rd in its last 27. The White Sox were swept in a four-game series in Fenway Park for the first time since July of 1988.  Doug Fister (2-5) allowed three runs and eight hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out a season-high seven for his second straight win. Craig Kimbrel, the third reliever, pitched the ninth for his 27th save.  Mike Pelfrey (3-10) gave up six runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He’s 0-5 with a 7.78 ERA in his last eight starts.

Nationals 9, Cubs 4 – Wieters hits grand slam as Nationals beat Cubs 9-4
Matt Wieters hit a tiebreaking grand slam off Carl Edwards Jr. in Washington’s five-run eighth inning, helping the Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 9-4 on Sunday.  Bryce Harper started the winning rally with a one-out infield single against Mike Montgomery. Ryan Zimmerman doubled against Edwards and Daniel Murphy was walked intentionally to load the bases. Washington then grabbed control in a span of two pitches. Edwards (3-3) hit Anthony Rendon, tying it at 4, and Wieters followed with a drive over the wall in center for his third career grand slam. Wieters drove in five runs and Brian Goodwin homered for the NL East-leading Nationals, who had dropped three of four. Willson Contreras homered twice for NL Central-leading Chicago. The Cubs closed out a 2-4 homestand against contenders Arizona and Washington.  Brandon Kintzler (3-2) pitched a scoreless inning for his first win since he was acquired in a trade with Minnesota.

Detroit (Zimmermann 7-8) at Pittsburgh (Williams 4-4), 7:05 p.m.          WSJM Sports/Cosy-FM 6:40
Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 10-8) at San Francisco (Moore 3-11), 10:08 p.m.
White Sox are off

NFL – AP source: Jay Cutler agrees to terms with Dolphins
A person familiar with the situation says free agent quarterback Jay Cutler has agreed to terms on a contract with the Miami Dolphins. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the Dolphins haven’t announced the deal. Cutler is expected to compete with Matt Moore for the Dolphins’ starting job while Ryan Tannehill remains out with a left knee injury that could sideline him for the entire season. The deal with Cutler signals the Dolphins anticipate a lengthy recovery for Tannehill. Dolphins coach Adam Gase was offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears when Cutler had a career-best quarterback rating with them in 2015. Gase joined Miami in 2016, and Cutler parted with Chicago in March after eight seasons.

NASCAR – Truex gets fourth win of year
Martin Truex Jr. held off Matt Kenseth with a late gamble to win the Monster Energy Cup race at Watkins Glen. Truex stayed on the course during the closing laps while others either went to
the pits or eventually ran out of fuel. He assumed the lead and outdueled Kenseth on the final lap in winning for the fourth time this season.  Brad Keselowski had a big lead but was forced to pit with three laps to go.  Rookie Daniel Suarez was third, followed by Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer. Pole-sitter Kyle Busch was seventh.

Golf – LPGA – Kim wins Women’s British Open
I.M. Kim has earned her first major title by capturing the Women’s British Open by two shots over Jodi Ewart Shadoff. Kim shot a 1-under 71 and finished 18 under in her third career victory, all coming in the last two months. The win comes five years after she missed a 14-inch putt that would have given her a victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Shadoff put pressure on Kim by closing with a 64. Michelle Wie shot a 66 to end up in a third-place tie with Caroline Masson and Georgia Hall.

Golf – PGA – Matsuyama wins at Firestone with big finish
Hideki Matsuyama fired a 9-under 61 to erase a two-shot deficit and take the PGA’s Bridgestone Invitational at Akron.  Matsuyama birdied his last three holes and tied the course record held by Jose Maria Olazabal, Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia. It was the lowest final round in four decades at Firestone Country Club. Matsuyama’s 16 under total was five strokes better than Zach Johnson. Charley Hoffman was third at minus-10.

Golf – Champions – Goydos takes 3M Championship
Paul Goydos birdied the first playoff hole to win the 3M Championship over Gene Sauers. It’s the first PGA Tour Champions win of the season for Goydos and fifth of his career.  Both Goydos and Sauers shot 66 in regulation to get to 20-under 196 at the TPC Twin Cities.

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Last Night
Indiana Fever 84, Minnesota Lynx 82

Fever 84, Lynx 82 – Dupree, Larkins lift Fever to 84-82 win over Lynx
Candice Dupree scored a season-high 31 points, Erlana Larkins made a putback with 8.2 seconds left and the Indiana Fever beat the Minnesota Lynx 84-82 on Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak.  Dupree made a career-high 15 field goals on 21 attempts and Briann January scored had 14 points and six assists for Indiana (9-17).  Maya Moore led the Lynx (20-3) with 28 points, Augustus scored 16 and Rebekkah Brunson added 15 points and 12 rebounds. The Lynx had their seven-game win streak snapped.

MWL – Midwest League Baseball
Last Night
Lake County 4, West Michigan 0 – Game 1
West Michigan 9, Lake County 0 – Game 2
Bowling Green 8, South Bend 4
Lansing 5, Dayton 3, 10 innings
Fort Wayne 4, Great Lakes 3

Lansing at Dayton, 7:00 p.m.
West Michigan at Lake County, 7:00 p.m.
Fort Wayne at Great Lakes, 7:05 p.m.
South Bend at Bowling Green, 7:35 p.m.

MHSAA – High school football practice opens today
The 2017 high school football season officially begins today around the state as the Michigan High School Athletic Association allows teams to practice for the first time this morning.  St. Joe and Benton Harbor will have their first games on Friday, August 25th.  South Haven, Lakeshore, and Lake Michigan Catholic will be among the schools that have their first contest on Thursday, August 24th.  Each team will be adding more and more of their gear as the week goes on, with helmets only on Monday and Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday players can start wearing shoulder pads before gearing up in full pads for full contact practice on Friday.   Of course, our radio stations will have live coverage of all South Haven, Lakeshore, St. Joseph, and Benton Harbor games this fall.