Tigers drop series finale and series in Toronto – WSJM Morning Sports

MLB – Major League Baseball
Last night
Toronto Blue Jays 4, Detroit Tigers 1
Chicago White Sox 4, Oakland A’s 1
San Francisco Giants 4, Chicago Cubs 0

Blue Jays 4, Tigers 1 — Chapman Homers, Berríos claim victory as Jays beat Tigers 4-1
Matt Chapman hit a two-run home run, José Berríos pitched seven innings for his third straight decision, and the Blue Jays beat error-prone Detroit 4-1 for Toronto’s 12th win in 15 games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette had RBI doubles as the Blue Jays took three of the Tigers’ four. Detroit is 4-7 since the All-Star break. Berríos allowed three hits, including a solo home run to his brother-in-law, Tigers shortstop Javier Báez. Chapman opened the scoring when he joined Tigers right-hander Garrett Hill in the second inning, his 20th of the season and fourth in this series.

White Sox 4, Athletics 1 – Jose Abreu, home run by Eloy Jiménez; The White Sox beat the A’s 4-1
José Abreu and Eloy Jiménez homered, Dylan Cease threw six solid innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1. Abreu and Leury García had two hits apiece for the White Sox, who won 10 of 15 games and came back over .500. Chicago, the preseason favorite to win the AL Central, trailed first-place Minnesota by three games on the day. Liam Hendriks rounded a brace from Ramón Laureano in the ninth for his 20th save in 23 chances. Cease allowed a run and four hits, striking out seven and walking one.

Giants 4, Cubs 0 – Rodón dominates amid trade rumours, Giants beat Cubs 4-0
Carlos Rodón struck out 10 in seven dominant innings amid trade speculation, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0. Rodón got help from his defense early. Left fielder Luis Gonzalez reached the outside wall to trap Christopher Morel’s first drive, and center fielder Austin Slater ran grabbing Nelson Velazquez’s hard-hit ball an inning later. Then Rodon took over. He whipped up two in the second inning, then retired the team in the third and fourth. He allowed two hits, none after the third inning. It was the 18th double-digit batting performance of his career and his sixth this season.

This evening
Detroit (Skubal 7-8) at Minnesota (TBD), 7:40 p.m. WSJM/WCSY 7:20
Kansas City (Keller 5-11) at Chicago White Sox (Kopech 4-6), 8:10 p.m.
The Cubs are gone

WNBA – Women’s National Basketball Association
Chicago Sky 95, Connecticut Sun 92 – OT
Las Vegas ace 94, Indiana fever 69

Sky 95, Sun 92 – OT – Sky scores final nine points, beats Sun 95-92 in overtime
Kahleah Copper scored 27 points, Allie Quigley hit two big shots in overtime, and the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 95-92 in a clash between two top teams. Connecticut (20-10) led 92-86 after Jonquel Jones sank 1 of 2 free throws with 2:02 to go. Quigley responded with a 3-pointer and Courtney Vandersloot hit two free kicks to bring Chicago (23-7) to 92-91 with 90 seconds left. Following a turnover from Sun, Emma Meesseman gave the go-ahead with 47.3 seconds left and Quigley scored low with 8.1 from left to cap the scoring and a late 9-0 run . DeWanna Bonner led the Sun with 23 points and nine rebounds, while Alyssa Thomas scored 22 with eight assists and five steals.

As 94, Fever 69 – Plum, As deal Fever club-record 14th consecutive defeat 94-69
Kelsey Plum scored 26 points and the Las Vegas Aces beat Indiana 94-69, handing the Fever a club-record 14th straight loss. Plum sank 9 of 12 shots with three 3-pointers as Las Vegas (22-8) beat Indiana (5-27) for the second time in three days. A’ja Wilson, Jackie Young and reserve Theresa Plaisance all scored 13. A pair of rookies paced the fever. No. 2 overall pick Nalyssa Smith had 18 points and 13 rebounds, while second-rounder Destanni Henderson came off the bench to score 16 points with four assists. Top scorer Kelsey Mitchell did not play after it was announced on Saturday that she would miss the remainder of the season with a torn plantar fascia in her left foot.

NBA – Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88
NBA great Bill Russell has died aged 88. His family said on social media that Russell died on Sunday. The statement did not give a cause of death, but Russell was not well enough to present the NBA Finals MVP trophy in June due to a long illness. Russell anchored a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 titles in 13 years. His last two were the first black head coach in any major American sport. Russell was a Hall of Famer, five-time MVP and 12-time All-Star. He won with defense and rebounding and fought battles with Wilt Chamberlain. Russell also marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. and stood with boxer Muhammad Ali when he was refused military induction.

NFL – AP sources: decision in Watson disciplinary case to come Monday
A decision on the discipline of Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson following accusations of sexual misconduct will be handed down Monday. Two people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that retired judge Sue L. Robinson has notified the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association that she is ready to make a decision on Watson’s disciplinary hearing. which ended a month ago. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the discussions are private. Watson has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by 24 massage therapists in Texas and has settled 20 of the civil lawsuits filed against him. Four lawsuits are still pending and the lawyer representing the women said he hopes to bring them to trial next spring.

Golf – PGA – Finau wins Rocket Mortgage for a 2nd consecutive victory on the PGA Tour
Tony Finau got away with the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday at Detroit Golf Club to become the first PGA Tour player in three years to win back-to-back regular season events. Finau closed with a 5-under 67 for a five-stroke win and a tournament-best 26-under 262 overall. Taylor Pendrith, Patrick Cantlay and rookie of the year Cameron Young tied for second place. Finau picked up his fourth career victory, a third title in more than 11 months. He was the winner of the 3M Open last week in Minnesota, where he rallied five strokes back to win by three. Brendon Todd was the last to win back-to-back regular season wins, doing so in 2019.

Golf – LIV – Stenson wins LIV Golf event, gets $4 million for debut
Two weeks after Henrik Stenson was stripped of his Ryder Cup captaincy for Europe, he is victorious on his debut in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series. The Swede obtained significant and immediate returns. He shot 69 at Trump National. He won by two strokes over Dustin Johnson and Matthew Wolf. And the payout for Stenson was $4 million for the individual victory and $375,000 for his team finishing second. Dustin Johnson now has three top 10 finishes in three events and has already earned just over $5.2 million. The LIV Golf Series only returns the first weekend of September.

NASCAR – Reddick wins at Indy to close the best month of his NASCAR career
Tyler Reddick capped off the best month of his NASCAR career with an overtime win at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He earned his first career win on July 3 with a victory at Road America in Wisconsin and announced nine days later that he was leaving Richard Childress Racing in 2024 to drive for Michael Jordan’s team. His second win in five races made Reddick the first Childress rider since Kevin Harvick in 2013 to win multiple races in one season. Austin Cindric finished second in a Ford to track owner Roger Penske and was followed by fellow rookies Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland, both of whom had career-best results.

NCAA – Pac-12’s Kliavkoff hits Big 12, touts future after USC and UCLA
Pac-12 commissioner George Kliavkoff said his conference is far from over, despite defections from Southern California and UCLA. Kliavkoff confirmed the Pac-12 were actively exploring expansion during an eventful, sometimes spirited opening speech at his conference’s football media day in the nation’s second-largest media market. While painting a promising picture of the future of the league even after USC and UCLA left for the Big Ten in 2024, Kliavkoff also threw several shots at the Big 12. The commissioner said that he had spent the last month “trying to defend himself against the grenades thrown in from all corners of the Big 12 trying to destabilize our conference.

MILB – Midwest Baseball League
Western Michigan Whitecaps 6, Dayton Dragons 5
South Bend Cubs 9, Lake County captains 8
Great Lakes Loons 4, Lansing Nuts 1

This evening
No games tonight

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