HOUSTON (AP) – Austin Hays hit a tied two-run homer with five runs during the ninth inning of Baltimore and helped the Orioles outperform the Houston Astros by 9-7. Cedric Mullins opened the ninth with his third single for Baltimore. Hays then linked his seventh homer and sent a drive to the left against Brandon Bielak. Pedro Severino added a double with two runs and scored with Ramon Urias’ doubles. Houston had three back in the bottom half, scoring a goal for Myles Straw and Robel Garcia in the RBI singles before Jose Altuve delivered a sacrificial fly. But Adam Plutko got Michael Brantley to fly left and earned his first save.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Kyle Schwarber scored twice homered and became the first player in Major League history to score 15 homers in 17 days, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 8-4. Schwarber socked a 1-0 fastball from Jared Eickhoff an estimated 439 feet into the upper deck in right field in the first inning. It was his sixth leadoff homer that season, and Trea Turner followed left with a 435-foot bomb to make the 2-0. Schwarber brought Eickhoff down again in the fifth inning, his 24th of the year. The Nationals have won 12 of 15 to return to .500 and finish first in the Mets in NL East in three games.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) – Frances Tiafoe and Sloane Stephens took two of the biggest wins on Day 1 at Wimbledon. Both Americans are currently outside the top 50 but didn’t play like that against the top 10 seeds on Monday. Stephens defeated the two-time Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova 6: 3, 6: 4, and Tiafoe defeated the runner-up of the French Open, Stefanos Tsitsipas, 6: 4, 6: 4, 6: 3. Kvitova is ranked 10th. Tsitsipas is ranked 3rd. Stephens is in 73rd place, but as her friend Tiafoe recalled on Monday, she won the 2017 US Open and was runner-up at the 2018 French Open.
UNDATED (AP) – Experience was essential to USA Basketball when it came to putting together a squad for the Tokyo Olympics. The Americans officially announced their squad on Monday, which will be the third-oldest US men’s team in Olympic history for the Tokyo Games. The list of 12 includes five players – Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, Jrue Holiday, Damian Lillard, and Draymond Green – who are in their thirties. In addition to these five players, the US has also received commitments from Bam Adebayo, Bradley Beal, Devin Booker, Jerami Grant, Zach LaVine, Khris Middleton and Jayson Tatum to play on the team.
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