The Rundown for June 25, 2018

TRUMP PROPOSES REMOVING JUDICIAL PROCESS FROM IMMIGRANTS… President Trump declared in a tweet yesterday that people who enter the U.S. illegally “should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process.” The tweet drew widespread criticism from constitutional scholars and immigrant rights advocates who noted it would violate the due-process provision in the Constitution. The proposal also didn’t differentiate between illegal immigrants and asylum-seekers.

BORDER PROTESTS… Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Tornillo, Texas, again yesterday to protest the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy. Protesters weren’t satisfied that the Department of Homeland Security’s claim on Saturday night it knows the locations of all children separated from their parents under the policy. Administration officials say they don’t know how long the process would take, however, and public defenders representing separated parents note that their clients have not been told where their children are.

TWO SAN DIEGO POLICEMEN RECOVERING… Two San Diego police officers are expected to recover fully from injuries they suffered Saturday night when a man opened fire on them at a San Diego condominium. The officers were met with gunfire when they responded to the report of a violent disturbance. Officers returned fire and the body of the suspected gunman was later found inside the residence.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE FORCES EVACUATIONS… A wildfire in rural Northern California has prompted the evacuation of thousands of people. The Pawnee Fire in Lake County started Saturday afternoon and has consumed more than 12,000 acres. The blaze has destroyed a dozen structures and threatened 600 others. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

GAS PRICES DROP… Gas prices in the U.S. have dropped for the first time in nearly four months. A nationwide survey of gas stations found that the average price of a regular gallon of gasoline fell 6 cents over the past two weeks to $2.95. The Lundberg Survey says the cheapest gas was in Charleston, South Carolina, where it cost an average of $2.44 a gallon. The most expensive gas was in the San Francisco Bay Area, where it cost $3.79.

ENTERTAINMENT
WRITER DONALD HALL DIES… Poet, writer and literary critic Donald Hall, who authored more than 40 books and served as U.S. poet laureate in 2006, died at his New Hampshire home over the weekend at the age of 89. Hall’s writing explored a wide range of topics, including nature, mortality and baseball. President Barack Obama presented Hall with the National Medal of Arts in 2011.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” raked in a whopping $150 million to open atop the weekend box office. Last week’s champ, “Incredibles 2,” slipped into second place with $80.9 million. “Ocean’s 8” finished in third place with $11.6 million. “Tag” fell to fourth place with $8.2 million. “Deadpool 2” capped the top five with $5.2 million.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
L.A. Dodgers 8 – N.Y. METS 7 (11 innings)… Justin Turner came through in the top of the 11th inning with the Dodgers’ seventh solo homer of the game in the win over the Mets. Enrique Hernandez and Cody Bellinger both homered twice. Enrique Hernandez and Max Muncy homered back-to-back to lead off the game. The victory was L.A.’s 12th straight over New York.

Arizona 3 – PITTSBURGH 0… Clay Buccholz (2-1) pitched two-hit ball over five innings and three relievers preserved the shutout as Diamondbacks completed a four-game sweep of the Pirates. David Peralta drilled a two-run homer in the top of the first inning and John Ryan Murphy added a solo shot in the second.

St. Louis 8 – MILWAUKEE 2… Matt Carpenter stroked a go-ahead two-run single in the top of the fourth inning and Jose Martinez followed with a three-run homer as the Cardinals rolled past the Brewers. Luke Weaver (4-6) gave up two runs on five hits and struck out nine over 5-2/3 innings.

SAN FRANCISCO 3 – San Diego 2 (11 innings)… Hunter Pence’s two-run double in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Giants over the Padres. Gorkys Hernandez homered for San Francisco.

Miami 8 – COLORADO 5… Derek Dietrich went 4-for-5 with a solo homer and RBI single in leading the Marlins past the Rockies. Justin Bour lined a two-run single.

WASHINGTON 8 – Philadelphia 6… The Nationals erased a 6-2 deficit on their way past the Phillies. Daniel Murphy stroked a go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning. Michael Taylor hit a pair of RBI singles. Anthony Rendon smacked a solo homer.

AL SCORES
TAMPA BAY 7 – N.Y. Yankees 6 (12 innings)… Rookie Jake Bauers homered to lead off the bottom of the 12th inning and give the Rays a three-game sweep of the Yankees. Adeiny Hechavarria also went deep for Tampa Bay. Juan Sucre produced a two-run double. Carlos Gomez had a couple of hits and knocked in a pair of runs.

MINNESOTA 2 – Texas 0… Jose Berrios limited the Rangers to three hits and fanned 12 in a dominant seven-inning effort on the mound. Two relievers completed the shutout. Bobby Wilson and Robbie Grossman hit run-scoring singles off tough-luck loser Bartolo Colon (4-5).

HOUSTON 11 – Kansas City 3… Yuli Gurriel unloaded a grand slam during an eight-run bottom of the second inning and the Astros cruised past the Royals. Pinch-hitter Evan Gattis also went deep. Garret Cole (9-1) allowed just a run on two hits over five innings.

CHI. WHITE SOX 10 – Oakland 3… Yoan Moncada gapped a three-run double and added a three-run homer to lead the White Sox in their pounding of the Athletics. Daniel Palka and Yolmer Sanchez also went deep. Carlos Rodon (1-2) held Oakland to two runs on seven hits over eight innings.

Toronto 7 – L.A. ANGELS 6 (10 innings)… Kendry Morales came through with a pinch-hit homer in the top of the 10th inning and the Blue Jays hung on to outlast the Angels. Toronto also got homers from Carlos Granderson, Devon Travis and Aledmys Diaz.

BOSTON 5 – Seattle 0… Chris Sale (7-4) pitched four-hit ball over seven innings and racked up 13 strikeouts before relievers Joe Kelly and Matt Barnes came on to complete the Red Sox’ shutout of the Mariners. Mitch Moreland homered with a runner aboard for Boston.

CLEVELAND 12 – Detroit 2… Edwin Encarnacion’s grand slam highlighted the Indians’ thrashing of the Tigers. Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez and Jason Kipnis also circled the bases. Adam Plutko (4-1) gave up two runs on six hits over six innings.

INTERLEAGUE SCORE
ATLANTA 7 – Baltimore 3… The Braves got a two-run homer from pinch-hitter Dansby Swanson, a two-run double from Charlie Culberson and a two-run single from Freddie Freeman in beating the Orioles for the first time in eight tries. Brandon McCarthy (6-3) gave up three runs on five hits over five innings.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Arizona (Miller, 0-0) is at Miami (Straily, 2-3)…
the N.Y. Mets (Lugo, 2-2) host Pittsburgh (Taillon, 4-6)…
Cincinnati (Mahle, 6-6) is at Atlanta (Foltynewicz, 5-4)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Maeda, 4-4) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Underwood, 0-0)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Oakland (Jackson, 0-0) is at Detroit (Zimmerman, 2-0)…
Kansas City (Keller, 1-2) hosts the L.A. Angels (Skaggs, 6-4)…
Seattle (Hernandez, 6-6) is at Baltimore (Cashner, 2-8)…
Houston (Verlander, 9-2) hosts Toronto (Happ, 9-3)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Yankees (Loaisiga, 1-0) are at Philadelphia (Velasquez, 5-7)…
Tampa Bay (Snell, 9-4) hosts Washington (Gonzalez, 6-4)…
San Diego (Lucchesi, 3-3) is at Texas (Hamels, 4-6)…
St. Louis (Gant, 1-2) hosts Cleveland (Clevinger, 6-2)

GOLF… Bubba Watson came from six strokes down to take a three-stroke victory at the Travelers Championship yesterday. Watson shot a final-round 7-under 63 in capturing his third Travelers championship. Stewart Cink, Beau Hossler, J.B. Holmes and Paul Casey finished in a second-place tie.

NASCAR… Martin Truex Jr. breezed to his third victory of the season yesterday at Sonoma Raceway. Kevin Harwick finished second. Clint Bowyer, Chase Elliot and Kyle Bush completed the top five.

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