The Rundown for July 23, 2018

SERVICE REMEMBERS TABLE ROCK VICTIMS… Hundreds of people gathered at a church in Branson, Missouri, yesterday to remember the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank in Table Rock Lake on Thursday. More than a dozen survivors of the tragedy, along with their family and friends, were among those who attended. Members of a family that lost nine loved ones were presented with pink and red roses after the service.

RUBIO BREAKS WITH TRUMP OVER CARTER PAGE DOCS… Senator Marco Rubio has become the latest Republican to break with President Trump over the release of Carter Page surveillance warrant documents. Trump and members of his administration have accused the FBI of spying on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, but Rubio says FBI investigators were justified in their October 2016 wiretapping of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Rubio concedes FBI investigators had reason to believe Russia had sought to recruit Page as part of a scheme to subvert the presidential election.

1 DEAD, 1 WOUNDED IN MORMON CHURCH SHOOTING… A shooting at a Mormon church in Fallon, Nevada, yesterday left one person dead and another person wounded. Authorities say the shooting occurred during a service at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse. The suspect, identified as 48-year-old John Kelley O’Connor, later surrendered to police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE GROWS… A wildfire in California’s Sierra National Forest grew by more than 10 percent over the weekend as it continued to bear down on Yosemite National Park. The so-called Ferguson Fire started 10 days ago in the Sierra National Forest and has consumed more than 30,000 acres. Rugged terrain has prevented crews from building fire lines around the blaze.

RITZ RECALL… The makers of Ritz Crackers is issuing a voluntary recall for some of its products because of a potential risk of salmonella. The New Jersey-based company Mondelez International says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products in the U.S. No illnesses have been reported yet and consumers who have these products are asked to dispose of them.

ENTERTAINMENT
SYFY RENEWS ‘WYNONNA EARP’… Syfy has renewed its comic-book adaptation “Wynonna Earp” for a fourth season. The series centers on the life of 19th-century lawman Wyatt Earp’s demon-fighting great-great-granddaughter Wynonna, played by Melanie Scrofano. Season 3 debuted Friday on the cable network.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “The Equalizer 2” took in $35.8 million to debut atop the weekend box office. The sequel “Mama Mia: Here We Go Again!” opened in second place with $34.3 million. Last week’s champ, “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” slipped to third place with $23.1 million. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” dropped to fourth place after bringing in $16.1 million. “Incredibles 2” capped the top five with $11.5 million.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
San Diego 10 – PHILADELPHIA 2… The Padres pounded out 15 hits in ripping the Phillies in the opener of a doubleheader. Wil Myers homered with a runner aboard. Freddie Galvis went 3-for-5 with a two-run single against his former team.

PHILADELPHIA 5 – San Diego 0… Vince Velasquez (6-8) pitched two-hit ball over seven innings as the Phillies blanked the Padres to earn a split of the twinbill. Odubel Herrera homered with the bases empty in the fourth and Rhys Hoskins belted a three-run shot in the seventh.

Pittsburgh 9 – CINCINNATI 2… Corey Dickerson went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Pirates past the Reds for their ninth straight win. Sean Rodriguez, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco also went deep for Pittsburgh. Ivan Nova (6-6) held Cincinnati to two runs on five hits over 6-2/3 innings.

WASHINGTON 6 – Atlanta 2… Anthony Rendon tripled home two runs and scored in the top of the first inning as the Nationals cruised past the Braves. Bryce Harper singled in a run and homered. Max Scherzer (13-5) allowed two runs on eight hits over six innings.

L.A. Dodgers 11 – MILWAUKEE 2… Matt Kemp went 3-for-5 with a pair of solo homers as the Dodgers walloped the Brewers. Chris Taylor singled home a pair of runs and lifted a sacrifice fly. Alex Wood (6-5) gave up two runs on five hits over six innings.

CHI. CUBS 7 – St. Louis 2… Wilson Contreras stroked a pair of run-scoring singles and Kyle Schwarber smacked a solo homer as the Cubs handled the Cardinals. Jose Quintana surrendered two runs on six hits over seven innings.

ARIZONA 6 – Colorado 1… Zack Greinke (11-5) limited the Rockies to a run on two hits and struck out 13 in a dominant eight-inning performance and the Diamondbacks breezed past the Rockies. Nick Ahmed went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

AL SCORES
TORONTO 5 – Baltimore 4… Randal Grichuk and Yangervis Solarte smacked two-run homers during a four-run bottom of the eighth inning that carried the Blue Jays past the Orioles. Solarte doubled home Kendrys Morales with the game’s first run in the fourth.

KANSAS CITY 5 – Minnesota 3… Drew Butera legged out a tie-breaking three-run inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the Royals past the Twins. Alex Gordon put Kansas City on the board with a two-run double in the fifth.

Boston 9 – DETROIT 1… Chris Sale (11-4) held the Tigers to just two hits over six scoreless innings and struck out nine in the Red Sox’ win. Jackie Bradley Jr. went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.

TEXAS 5 – Cleveland 0… Yovani Gallardo (4-1) combined with three relievers in shutting out the Indians. Rougned Odor went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and three RBIs for the Rangers.

L.A. ANGELS 14 – Houston 5… The Angels used a seven-run bottom of the seventh inning to put away the Astros. Kole Calhoun blasted a three-run homer and Mike Trout added a two-run shot during the uprising. The Halos also got homers from Justin Upton and Ian Kinsler.

SEATTLE 8 – Chi. White Sox 2… Ryon Healy connected for a pair of three-run homers in powering the Mariners past the White Sox. Marco Gonzalez (11-5) gave up two runs on four hits over 6-1/3 innings.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
TAMPA BAY 6 – Miami 4… Pinch-hitter Daniel Robertson capped a five-run bottom of the ninth inning with a walkoff grand slam as the Blue Jays stunned the Orioles. Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer struck out 13 in a six-inning effort but surrendered all four Marlins runs in the second.

OAKLAND 6 – San Francisco 5 (10 innings)… Matt Chapman’s infield chopper got past Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and scored Marcus Semien from second base in the Athletics’ win. Khris Davis homered twice and drove in three runs. Matt Olson added a pair of solo homers.

N.Y. Mets – N.Y. YANKEES (ppd)… Rain in New York washed out last night’s Mets-Yankees game. It will be made up on August 13.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
the L.A. Dodgers (Stripling, 8-2) are at Philadelphia (Eflin, 7-2)…
Miami (Ureña, 2-9) hosts Atlanta (Newcomb, 8-5)…
San Diego (Lauer, 5-6) is at the N.Y. Mets (deGrom, 5-4)…
Cincinnati (Castillo, 5-8) hosts St. Louis (Poncedeleon, 0-0)…
Arizona (Corbin, 6-4) is at the Chi. Cubs (Farrell, 3-3)…
Milwaukee (Chacin, 8-3) hosts Washington (Gonzalez, 6-6)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Boston (Porcello, 11-4) is at Baltimore (Gauzman, 4-7)…
Toronto (Santos, 0-0) hosts Minnesota (Mejia, 0-0)…
the N.Y. Yankees (Severino, 14-2) are at Tampa Bay (Wood, 0-0)…
Texas (Hamels, 5-8) hosts Oakland (Anderson, 1-2)…
Detroit (Liriano, 3-5) is at Kansas City (Fillmyer, 0-1)…
the L.A. Angels (Barria, 5-6) host the Chi. White Sox (Giolito, 6-8)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Pittsburgh (Williams, 7-7) is at Cleveland (Kluber, 12-5)…

NFL NEWS… Former Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano, who more recently has served as the Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach, died yesterday. He was 56. Sparano reportedly checked into a hospital on Thursday after complaining of chest pain but was discharged the next day after undergoing tests.

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