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CUBS 7, BREWERS 2, 11 INNINGS

MILWAUKEE -- Anthony Rizzo homered down the right-field line on the first pitch of a five-run 11th inning to help Chicago beat Milwaukee 7-2 and jump into first place in the NL Central. Rizzo turned on a fastball from Matt Albers (3-2) for a towering shot that snapped a 2-all tie. The Cubs scored four more runs in the inning with two outs, including a two-run double by Jason Heyward. He had three hits and three RBI, including a tying single in the eighth off lefty reliever Josh Hader. Trailing 2-1 most of the night, the Cubs scored six times over the last four innings against the Brewers' normally lights-out bullpen. Chicago took a half-game lead in the division and won its seventh straight over Milwaukee. Randy Rosario (3-0) retired all six batters he faced.

CARDINALS 5, PADRES 2

ST. LOUIS -- Marcell Ozuna and Jose Martinez hit two-run homers, rookie Jack Flaherty pitched into the seventh inning, and St. Louis beat San Diego 5-2 for the 13th time in 18 meetings. Jedd Gyorko added a one-out home run in the eighth, helping drop the Padres to their 46th loss in their last 62 games in St. Louis. Flaherty (3-2) pitched 6 1/3 innings, his second-longest outing this season. He allowed one run and three hits with a walk and six strikeouts. Flaherty retired 14 consecutive batters before issuing a walk in the seventh. John Brebbia relieved and walked the bases loaded before getting two strikeouts to end the threat. Bud Norris earned his 13th save in 15 chances. Jordan Lyles (2-3) gave up 11 hits and four runs in six innings.

INDIANS 4, WHITE SOX 0

CHICAGO -- Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 while pitching two-hit ball over seven innings as Cleveland blanked Chicago 4-0. Michael Brantley hit his 11th homer, Yan Gomes had a two-run double and the AL Central leaders took advantage of another wild outing by Lucas Giolito (4-7) to win for the fifth time in six games. The Indians improved to 4-0 against the White Sox. Carrasco (8-4) gave up singles to Kevan Smith and Charlie Tilson in the second before striking out Adam Engel to end the threat. Three relievers completed the two-hitter. Giolito (4-7) threw more balls (47) than strikes (46) in giving up four runs and four hits in five-plus innings.

DIAMONDBACKS 9, PIRATES 5

the reds, tigers, twins and royals all had the day off on monday.

GETTING HEALTHY

White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte as he works his way back from a strained right hamstring. General manager Rick Hahn said the 2017 All-Star will need at least seven to 10 days before he is activated. Garcia hasn't played since April 23. He is batting .233 with four RBI in 18 games after hitting .330 with 80 RBI last year.

FOR THE RECORD

Bartolo Colon (3-3, 4.16 ERA) pitches for the Texas Rangers at Dodger Stadium. The 45-year-old righty is tied with Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most wins by a Dominican-born pitcher at 243.

NHL

WASHINGTON -- The Stanley Cup-champion Capitals will celebrate the city's first major four pro sports championship in 26 years with a parade down Constitution Avenue this morning. It's the first sports parade in Washington since the NFL's Redskins in 1992. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and his teammates will travel from 17th to 7th on Constitution to a rally on the National Mall by the afternoon. They'll be joined by four F-16 Fighting Falcons from the D.C. Air National Guard who will perform a flyover about 25 minutes in. Season-ticket holders who have remained from the team's eight-win inaugural season in 1974-75, high school marching bands and the D.C. fire department pipes and drums will be among those participating in the parade.

SPORTS BETTING

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Calling it a dream come true and with plans to lay down New Jersey's first sports bet Thursday, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to take wagers. Murphy signed the new law four days after the Democrat-led Legislature sent it to him, making New Jersey the second state after Delaware to allow sports wagering since the Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for such gambling. Dennis Drazin, the operator of Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, near the Jersey shore, says Murphy will place the first bet on Thursday. A spokesman for Murphy declined to say what wager Murphy would be making.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Austin Langworthy's home run off Steven Williams' glove in the 11th inning gave overall top seed Florida a 3-2 victory against Auburn in the deciding game of their NCAA super regional Monday night, sending the defending national champion Gators to the College World Series for the fourth consecutive year. Langworthy lined a pitch off freshman All-American closer Cody Greenhill (6-3) to the wall. Williams had a bead on it, but it bounced off his glove and over the fence. It was Langworthy's fourth homer of the season and second in the best-of-three series. Williams dropped to the ground in disbelief as Florida players rushed the field and waited for Langworthy to touch home plate before mobbing him. The Gators (47-19) advance to play Texas Tech in Omaha, Nebraska later this week. Florida is headed there for the seventh time in the last nine years. Auburn (43-23) was trying to get to the CWS for the first time since 1997.

HORSE RACING

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racing's newest superstar. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes walked Justify outside Barn 33. He said the horse traveled well and will be "just taking it easy" for a few days before this weekend's celebration and his return to California. Justify became the 13th Triple Crown champion with Saturday's 1 3/4-length victory in the Belmont Stakes that improved him to 6-0 lifetime. TRAINER BOB Baffert, jockey Mike Smith and Justify's owners will receive engraved trophies for winning the Kentucky Derby during Saturday night's card. The track said details for honoring Justify were still being worked out.

NORTHWESTERN

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Former Clemson quarterback and highly touted recruit Hunter Johnson is transferring to Northwestern. Johnson will have to sit out this season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules and have three years of eligibility left. Northwestern has senior Clayton Thorson coming back from a knee injury and set to start at quarterback this season. Johnson, from Brownsburg, Indiana, was considered one of the best quarterbacks in the 2017 signing class. He worked his way up to No. 2 on Clemson's depth chart as a freshman. Johnson's brother, Cole, played for Northwestern from 2013-16, contributing on special teams.

BODE MILLER DAUGHTER'S DEATH

The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident. The death was under investigation, Orange County sheriff’s spokeswoman Carrie Braun said. Paramedics were called to a home in the upscale enclave of Coto de Caza just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday, said Capt. Tony Bommarito of the Orange County Fire Authority.

 

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