The Cardinals are on a West Coast swing out in San Diego for the weekend. Last night, outfielder Marcel Ozuna dove back into first base in the third inning while being picked off. The move cost the Cards far more than one out, as Ozuna injured the middle finger on his right hand. After having his hand x-rayed, the all-star caliber outfielder was placed on the ten-day injured list. Ozuna had 20 homers and 62 RBI, so the Cardinals will struggle to replace that kind of offensive power. By the way, the Redbirds lost the game 3 to1, and have fallen to the .500 mark at 40 wins and 40 losses. The same two squads have at it again today and tomorrow.
in other MLB action from Friday, it was:
Reds 6, Cubs 3
Pirates 3, Brewers 2
Dodgers 13, Rockies 0
Giants 6, Diamondbacks 3
Marlins 6, Phillies 2
Nationals 3, Tigers 1
Orioles 13, Indians 0
Blue Jays 6, Royals 2
Rangers 5, Rays 0
Astros 2, Mariners 1
White Sox 6, Twins 4
A's 7, Angels 2
There are plenty of things to do when you take a trip to London. The changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Gawking at the Eye and the double-decker buses. Playing baseball at London Stadium. Wait, what? That's right, the Red Sox and the Yankees are set to make history today playing each other at London Stadium, a stadium far more known for hosting track and field and epic soccer matches. It's the first of two games for the teams today and tomorrow. A sellout crowd is expected for the historic tilts. Game one of the two game series starts at noon our time on Saturday.
It was a familiar refrain Friday night at GCS Ballpark in Sauget. Grizzlies grab early lead, fail to hold onto it. The Grizzlies were up 3 to 2 headed into the ninth inning, but allowed a pair of Southern Illinois Miners runs without a hit en route to a 4 to 3 loss. Gateway had two errors, four wild pitches and a passed ball Friday night. Dakota Smith takes the loss. It's the Miners and Grizzlies again tonight from Sauget.
Nate Lashley posted a 67 yesterday for a two-round score of 14 under par at the Rocket Mortgage PGA event in Detroit. Cameron Champ ties the record for best nine-hole score in PGA history, shooting an 8 under par 28 on the front nine Friday before settling in for a 7 under par round, leaving him one stroke back of the lead going into Saturday's third round.
The last of the Women's World Cup Quarterfinals will be played today in France. Italy takes on the Netherlands, and then it's Germany versus Sweden. The winners advance to the semifinals. The other semi is all set, as the dominant American squad takes on perennial powerhouse England. That game will be on Tuesday, with the Championship decided this weekend across the waves.
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