The Rundown for June 18, 2018

PROTEST AT BORDER CAMP… Amid growing outrage over the Trump administration’s separation of families at a border camp in Tornillo, Texas, the U.S. Border Patrol yesterday granted reporters a brief tour. Those allowed inside say they saw more than 1,100 people inside a facility that has separate wings for unaccompanied children, adults on their own, and mothers and fathers with children. There were hundreds of children, who were kept in groups of 20 or more in a single cage. Texas Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke led a Father’s Day march to the facility and spoke to protesters gathered there. Former First Lady Laura Bush is among those who’ve expressed discussed at the separation of families. She said the administration’s zero-tolerance policy “is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.”

STONE ADMITS UNREPORTED MEETING WITH RUSSIAN… President Trump’s former adviser Roger Stone has admitted attending a previously unreported meeting in which he says a Russian man offered compromising information on Hillary Clinton in exchange for $2 million. The meeting was allegedly arranged by Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo in May 2016 and is now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, according to the Washington Post. Caputo and Stone both say they did not report the meeting to investigators because they’d forgotten. Stone also claims he rejected the offer.

FIVE KILLED IN CRASH DURING BORDER CHASE… Five people were killed yesterday in the crash of an SUV that was fleeing from Customs and Border Patrol agents in Big Wells, Texas. Authorities say the driver was a known human smuggler. The Dimmet County Sheriff’s Office says a total of 14 people were inside the van when it crashed while traveling at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. The driver and one passenger are in police custody. Both are thought to be U.S. citizens.

FINANCIER SET UP NORTH KOREA BACKCHANNEL… The New York Times reported yesterday that the North Korean government used an American businessman as an intermediary when it tried to set up a secret backchannel with White House adviser Jared Kushner last year. The deal was reportedly set up by financier Gabriel Schulze, who has ties to North Korea. Kushner is believed to have referred Schulze to then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who later met with North Korean officials and played a vital role in arranging Trump’s June 12 meeting with Kim.

1 DEAD, 22 INJURED IN NEW JERSEY SHOOTING… An early-morning shootout at an all-night art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, left at least one person dead and 22 others injured yesterday. A 33-year-old man who opened fire has been identified as the fatality. Authorities in Mercer County say multiple multiple weapons were found at the scene.

ENTERTAINMENT
AMC SETS ASIDE CHRIS HARDWICK SHOW… AMC announced over the weekend that it won’t air Chris Hardwick’s talk show while the cable network investigates allegations of abuse made against the comedian by his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. NBC, which airs Hardwick’s game show “The Wall,” also said it is investigating the allegations and considering its next move. On Thursday, Dykstra posted an essay claiming she suffered alleged sexual, emotional and psychological abuse after dating Hardwick for three years. She also accused Hardwick of getting her blacklisted from working at certain outlets after their breakup.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Incredibles 2” brought in $180 million to record the all-time biggest opening for an animated film and the biggest-ever opener for an animated film. “Ocean’s 8” slipped into a distant second place with $19.5 million. “Tag” took in $14.6 million to debut in third place. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” finished fourth with $9 million. “Deadpool 2” capped the top five with $8.8 million.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
ATLANTA 4 – San Diego 1… Julio Teheran (5-4) pitched six hitless innings and struck out 11 in his first start since coming off the disabled list and the Braves cruised past the Padres. Johan Camargo stroked a two-run double and Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer for Atlanta.

Cincinnati 8 – PITTSBURGH 6… Scott Schebler homered with a runner aboard and drove in three runs as the Reds downed the Pirates. Eugenio Suarez also hit a two-run homer. Joey Votto doubled home two runs in his 1,500th career game.

Philadelphia 10 – MILWAUKEE 9… Maikel Franco homered and knocked in four runs as the Phillies held off the Brewers. Rhys Hoskins got things going with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. Odubel Herrera added a solo shot.

N.Y. Mets 5 – ARIZONA 3… Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal Cabrera homered during a four-run top of the ninth inning that carried the Mets past the Diamondbacks. Jose Bautista sparked the uprising with an RBI double.

San Francisco 4 – L.A. DODGERS 1… Chris Stratton (8-4) limited the Dodgers to an unearned run on three hits over six innings in the Giants’ victory. Nick Hundley and Brandon Belt slugged two-run homers for San Francisco.

ST. LOUIS 5 – Chi. Cubs 0… Jack Flaherty combined with four relievers in the shutout of the Cubs. The Cardinals came up with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a scoreless tie and Matt Carpenter added a solo homer in the seventh.

AL SCORES
CLEVELAND 4 – Minnesota 1… Shane Bieber (1-0) limited the Twins to a run on 10 hits over 5-2/3 innings in notching his first major-league win. Tyler Naquin stroked a game-tying single in the bottom of the second inning and Yan Gomes gapped a bases-clearing double in the third.

Tampa Bay 3 – N.Y. YANKEES 1… Wilmer Font held the Yankees to a run on four hits over 4-2/3 innings and four Rays relievers shut them down the rest of the way. Matt Duffy went 3-for-4 with a two-run single for Tampa Bay.

Detroit 3 – CHI. WHITE SOX 1… The Tigers clipped the White Sox to win their fifth in a row. Blaine Hardy (3-1) allowed just a run on six hits over 5-1/3 innings. Nick Castellanos provided all the offense Detroit needed with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning.

Houston 7 – KANSAS CITY 4… The Astros came from behind to beat the Royals and complete a 10-0 road trip with their 11th straight win. Carlos Correa’s homer to lead off the top of the eighth inning sparked a three-run rally. Correa also produced an RBI single and a sacrifice fly.

OAKLAND 6 – L.A. Angels 5 (11 innings)… Jonathan Lucroy singled home Jed Lowrie in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Athletics over the Angels. Mark Canha singled home Dexter Fowler with the tying run in the ninth after Marcus Semien homered to lead off the inning.

Boston 9 – SEATTLE 3… Rafael Devers blasted a three-run homer, Jackie Bradley Jr. drilled a two-run shot and Xander Bogaerts homered with the bases empty as the Red Sox ripped the Mariners. Eduardo Rodriguez (9-1) gave up two runs on six hits and fanned nine over six innings.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
BALTIMORE 10 – Miami 4… The Orioles pounded the Marlins and ended their nine-game losing streak. Jace Peterson opened the scoring with a two-run double in the bottom of the second inning and added a two-run homer in the fifth. Mark Trumbo went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI double.

TORONTO 8 – Washington 6… Teoscar Hernandez and Yangervis Solarte hit back-to-back solo homers in the bottom of the eighth inning to power the Blue Jays past the Nationals. Randal Grichuk added a pair of solo blasts for Toronto.

TEXAS 13 – Colorado 12… The Rangers rallied to score four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and upend the Rockies. Jose Trevino delivered a game-winning two-run single. Jurickson Profar belted a three-run homer and doubled home a run. Nomar Mazara had a couple of hits and knocked in three runs.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Milwaukee (Chacin, 6-1) is at Pittsburgh (Williams, 5-4)…
Philadelphia (Pivetta, 4-5) hosts St. Louis (Mikolos, 7-2)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Maeda, 4-4) are at the Chi. Cubs (Chatwood, 3-5)…
Colorado (Anderson, 4-1) hosts the N.Y. Mets (deGrom, 4-2)…
Miami (Smith, 5-6) is at San Francisco (Suarez, 2-4)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
the Chi. White Sox (Covey, 3-1) are at Cleveland (Bauer, 5-5)…
Houston (Cole, 8-1) hosts Tampa Bay (Stanek, 1-1)…
Texas (Colon, 3-4) is at Kansas City (Kennedy, 1-6)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE…
the N.Y. Yankees (Gray, 4-4) are at Washington (Fedde, 0-1)…
the L.A. Angels (Barria, 5-2) host Arizona (Greinke, 5-5)

GOLF… Brooks Koepka became the first back-to-back U.S. Open winner in 29 years yesterday by shooting a final-round 2-under that left him 1-over for the tournament. Tommy Fleetwood finished one stroke behind in second place. The last back-to-back tournament winner was Curtis Strange, who captured the 1988 and 1989 tournaments.

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