The Rundown for July 10, 2018

TRUMP NOMINATES KAVANAUGH TO SUPREME COURT… President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh from the D.C. Circuit as Justice Anthony Kennedy’s replacement on the Supreme Court last night. Kavanaugh, who was appointed to the Circuit court by George W. Bush, worked in both Bush administrations and for Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who led the investigation that preceded Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998. Kavanaugh is expected to face a tough fight in his Senate confirmation hearings.

JUDGE RULES ON IMMIGRANT CHILDREN… A federal judge yesterday ruled that no immigrant child may be detained for more than 20 days. The ruling rejected the Trump administration’s request to amend the 1997 Flores consent decree. U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee decided parents may keep their children in detention with them if they consent, but the U.S. would have to release the children otherwise. The Justice Department made the request amid backlash over the administration’s family separation policy.

IMMIGRANT CHILDREN TO BE REUNITED… A government attorney said yesterday that more than 50 immigrant children under the age of 5 will be reunited with their parents by today’s court-ordered deadline. The families will be released after they are reunited. Only about half of the 100 or so infants and toddlers are covered by the order. A Justice Department lawyer acknowledged the government wouldn’t meet the deadline for all the children for a number of reasons, including the parents of some of the youngsters have already been deported.

CHRIS TO BECOME HURRICANE TODAY… In its latest advisory, the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it expects Tropical Storm Chris to develop to hurricane strength today. The storm was about 210 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. Chris is expected to gain additional strength tomorrow, according to the Hurricane Center.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FIRE… Northern California’s Klamathon Fire has destroyed more than 81 structures and prompted evacuations in the affected area yesterday. The blaze began Thursday in Siskiyou County and has burned 35,250 acres. Fire officials list containment at 30 percent. One person had died in the blaze and three others have been injured.

BILLY DEE WILLIAMS TO REPRISE ‘STAR WARS’ ROLE… Billy Dee Williams has signed on to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in the new installment of “Star Wars.” Williams debuted in the series in “Empire Strikes Back” and appeared in 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.” Actress Keri Russell also has joined the “Star Wars: Episode IX” cast, producers announced.

WEINSTEIN PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO NEWEST CHARGES… Movie producer Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty yesterday to the newest set of sexual assault charges brought against him. The 66-year-old Weinstein is accused of assaulting a woman in 2006 in the third criminal sex assault case brought against him. Weinstein’s attorney said he expects further charges to follow.

N.Y. METS 4 – Philadelphia 3 (10 innings)… Wilmer Flores delivered a game-winning pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Mets took the opener of a doubleheader. Asdrubal Cabrera smacked a solo homer and doubled home a run.

Philadelphia 3 – N.Y. METS 1… Aaron Nola (12-2) pitched and batted the Phillies to a split of the twinbill. On the mound, Nola limited the Mets to one hit over seven shutout innings and struck out 10. His double in the top of the fifth inning scored all three Philadelphia runs.

PITTSBURGH 6 – Washington 3… Gregory Polanco singled home two runs and scored in the bottom of the first inning then slugged a two-run homer in the second to lead the Pirates past the Nationals. Corey Dickerson had a couple of hits and an RBI.

MIAMI 4 – Milwaukee 3 (10 innings)… Bryan Holaday’s single in the bottom of the 10th inning scored Miguel Rojas with the winning run in the Marlins defeat of the Brewers. Starlin Castro and Brian Anderson hit back-to-back solo homers in the seventh.

L.A. Dodgers 8 – SAN DIEGO 2… Clayton Kershaw (3-4) pitched two-hit ball over six shutout innings and the Dodgers cruised past the Padres. Andrew Tholes lined a two-run double during a five-run top of the fourth inning. Justin Turner went 3-for-5 with a two-run single.

SAN FRANCISCO 2 – Chi. Cubs 1 (11 innings)… Pablo Sandoval singled home Andrew McCutchen with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Giants outlasted the Cubs. An error by Chicago first-baseman Anthony Rizzo allowed Alen Hanson to scored a tying run in the fifth.

BALTIMORE 5 – N.Y. Yankees 4… Danny Valencia connected for a go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Orioles held off the Yankees in the doubleheader opener. Baltimore’s first two runs came on Mark Trumbo’s fourth-inning homer.

N.Y. Yankees 10 – BALTIMORE 2… Brett Gardner went 4-for-6 with a homer and three RBIs as the Yankees picked up a split of the twinbill. Andrew Romine hit a two-run homer and doubled home a run. Luis Cessa (1-1) limited Baltimore to three hits over six scoreless innings.

TAMPA BAY 10 – Detroit 9 (10 innings)… The Rays recovered to beat the Tigers after blowing an early 5-0 lead. Daniel Robertson singled home Kevin Kiermaier with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as Tampa Bay made it 12 wins in 13 games. Carlos Gomez had three hits and knocked in three runs.

BOSTON 5 – Texas 0… Eduardo Rodriguez (11-3) allowed just three hits over 5-2/3 innings and four relievers preserved the Red Sox’ shutout of the Rangers. Steve Pearce provided all the offense Boston needed with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. J.D. Martinez added his major league-leading 28th home run in the eighth with two runners aboard.

MINNESOTA 3 – Kansas City 1… Twins starter Jose Barrios (9-7) held the Royals to a run on six hits over seven innings. Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar both had three hits and an RBI.

Oakland 2 – HOUSTON 0… Frankie Montas (5-2) pitched three-hit ball over six innings and the Athletics clipped the Astros. Stephen Piscotty broke a scoreless by with a homer to lead off the top of the seventh inning and added an RBI single in the eighth.

Cincinnati 7 – CLEVELAND 5… Anthony DeSclafani (4-1) held the Indians to a run on five hits over seven innings and the Reds hung on for the victory. Scott Schebler homered with a runner aboard and Joey Votto added a solo shot.

Philadelphia (De Los Santos, 0-0) is at the N.Y. Mets (Gagnon, 0-0)…
Pittsburgh (Musgrove, 3-3) hosts Washington (Hellickson, 2-1)…
Milwaukee (Chacin, 7-3) is at Miami (Lopez, 1-0)…
Colorado (Anderson, 6-3) hosts Arizona (Corbin, 6-3)…
the Chi. Cubs (Quintana, 7-6) are at San Francisco (Cueto, 3-1)…
San Diego (Lauer, 4-5) hosts the L.A. Dodgers (Hill, 2-3)

the N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka, 7-2) are at Baltimore (Cashner, 2-9)…
Tampa Bay (Stanke, 1-2) hosts Detroit (Boyd, 4-7)…
Texas (Gallardo, 0-0) is at Boston (TBD)…
Minnesota (Stiegers, 1-0) hosts Kansas City (Slegers, 1-0)…
Oakland (Manaea, 8-6) is at Houston (Verlander, 9-4)
the L.A. Angels (Richards, 5-4) host Seattle (Leake, 8-5)…

Cincinnati (Romano, 5-8) is at Cleveland (Bauer, 8-6)
the Chi. White Sox (Covey, 3-4) host St. Louis (Mikolas, 9-3)…
Toronto (Stroman, 1-6) is at Atlanta (Teheran, 6-6)


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