The Rundown for May 6, 2019

DEMS WANT MUELLER TO TESTIFY MAY 15… Rhode Island Congressman David N. Cicilline said yesterday that the House Judiciary Committee wants to question Special Counsel Robert Mueller on May 15, but gave mixed signals as to whether that date has been agreed to. Cicilline called the date “tentative” during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday” but later clarified on Twitter that no agreements are in place. Congressional Democrats have been seeking Mueller’s testimony since Attorney General William Barr released his summary of the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Democrats and the special counsel’s office have accused the summary of misrepresenting Mueller’s findings.

TRUMP WARNS HE’LL RAISE CHINESE TARIFFS… President Trump warned yesterday that he might dramatically raise $200 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods by the end of the week. The warning comes in advance of this week’s negotiations with Chinese negotiators who are expected to meet with U.S. officials in Washington this week over a trade deal. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last week that “productive meetings” had brought the two countries closer to an agreement.

TRUMP NAMES ICE CHIEF… President Trump yesterday named Mark Morgan as the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Morgan is a former F.B.I. agent who served as the Border Patrol chief at the end of the Obama administration and has supported Trump’s plan to build a border wall. Trump previously nominated Ronald D. Vitiello for the position but withdrew the nomination last month and said he wanted the agency to go in a “tougher direction.”

2 DEAD, 2 MISSING AFTER CHEMICAL PLANT BLAST… Authorities say two people remain missing after Friday night’s explosion at a chemical plant in Waukegan, Illinois. The blast killed two others employed by a manufacturer of specialty silicone chemicals. Three people required medical attention for their injuries.

HELICOPTER CRASH INVESTIGATED… An investigation was launched along Maryland’s Eastern Shore yesterday following Saturday night’s crash of a helicopter into Chesapeake Bay. Authorities say the crash killed both people aboard the two-seat light helicopter. Wreckage was found hours later about 20 miles southeast of Annapolis, Maryland.

JOHN SINGLETON TO BE BURIED… The late filmmaker John Singleton is scheduled to be laid to rest in Los Angeles today. Singleton died last week of a stroke at age 51. His burial will be closed to media and fans.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: “Avengers: Endgame” took in another $145.8 million to continue blowing away competitors at the weekend box office. The film has become the fastest ever to reach $2 billion at the worldwide box office. It is now the second highest-grossing film ever. “The Intruder” opened in a distant second place with $11 million. “Long Shot” debuted in third place with $10 million. Another newcomer, “Uglydolls,” finished at No. 4 with $8.5 million. “Captain Marvel” capped the top five with $4.2 million.

Atlanta 3 – MIAMI 1 (10 innings)… Ender Inciarte doubled home a tie-breaking run in the top of the 10th inning and came around to score as the Braves outlasted the Marlins. Nick Markakis homered for Atlanta.

PHILADELPHIA 7 – Washington 1… Rhys Hoskins’ two-run double capped a five-run bottom of the sixth inning for the Phillies. Starter Zack Eflin (4-3) allowed a run on four hits over seven innings.

MILWAUKEE 3 – N.Y. Mets 2… The Brewers held off the Mets to complete a sweep of the three-game series. Christian Yelich homered with a runner aboard. Zach Davies (4-0) surrendered two runs on six hits over 7-2/3 innings.

COLORADO 8 – Arizona 7… The Rockies rallied for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to upend the Rockies. Raimel Tapia tied the game with a bases-loaded triple and scored the decisive run on Ryan McMahon’s single.

San Francisco 6 – CINCINNATI 5… Brandon Crawford’s two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning proved to be the difference in the Giants’ win over the Reds. Buster Posey belted a three-run shot in the fifth.

SAN DIEGO 8 – L.A. Dodgers 5… Hunter Renfroe’s two-out grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning powered the Padres past the Dodgers. Franmil Reyes also went deep for San Diego.

CHI. CUBS 13 – St. Louis 5… Kris Bryant’s grand slam capped the Cubs’ thrashing of the Cardinals. Wilson Contreras homered and lined a run-scoring single. Anthony Rizzo stroked a two-run double. David Bote lifted a sacrifice fly and doubled home a run. Jose Quintana (4-1) gave up two runs on eight hits over six innings.

DETROIT 5 – Kansas City 2 (10 innings)… Brandon Dixon blasted a three-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to send the Tigers past the Royals. Nicholas Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera each had two hits and an RBI.

Seattle 10 – CLEVELAND 0… The Mariners walloped the Indians to end their six-game skid. Jay Bruce unloaded a grand slam. Erik Swanson (1-3) allowed just one hit over six innings.

Boston 9 – CHI. WHITE SOX 2… Xander Bogaerts’ grand slam highlighted a seven-run top of the eighth inning. Mitch Moreland produced a pair of run-scoring singles.

TEXAS 10 – Toronto 2… Asdrubal Cabrera homered and drove in four runs for the Tigers. Rougned Odor had a couple of hits, including a homer, and knocked in three runs.

N.Y. YANKEES 4 – Minnesota 1 (8 innings)… The Yankees topped the Twins in a contest called after eight innings due to rain. Mike Tauchman homered with a runner aboard. Domingo German (6-1) yielded a run on four hits over 6-2/3 innings.

Houston 10 – L.A. ANGELS 4… Alex Bregman unloaded a grand slam for the Astros. Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa added two-run blasts.

Tampa Bay – BALTIMORE (ppd)… Rain in Baltimore forced postponement of yesterday’s
Rays-Orioles game. It has been rescheduled for July 13.

PITTSBURGH 5 – Oakland 3 (13 innings)… The Pirates erased a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the 13th inning to stun the Athletics. Starling Marte hit a game-winning three-run homer to cap a four-run uprising.

San Francisco (Drew Pomeranz, 1-3) is at Cincinnati (Anthony DeSclafani, 1-1)…
Milwaukee (Jhoulys Chacin, 3-3) hosts Washington (Max Scherzer, 1-4)…
Philadelphia (Vince Velasquez, 1-1) is at St. Louis (Miles Mikolas, 3-2)…
the Chi. Cubs (Cole Hamels, 3-0) host Miami (Sandy Alcantara, 1-3)…
the N.Y. Mets (Jacob deGrom, 2-3) are at San Diego (Chris Paddack, 2-1)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Walker Buehler, 3-1) host Atlanta (Max Fried, 4-1)

the Chi. White Sox (Ivan Nova, 0-3) are at Cleveland (Trevor Bauer, 4-1)…
the N.Y. Yankees (CC Sabathia, 1-1) host Seattle (Felix Hernandez, 1-2)…
Boston (Hector Velazquez, 0-2) is at Baltimore (Andrew Cashner, 4-1)…
Minnesota (Martin Perez, 4-0) is at Toronto (Marcus Stroman, 1-4)….
Houston (Gerrit Cole, 2-3) hosts Kansas City (Jakob Junis, 3-2)…

Arizona (Merrill Kelly, 3-2) is at Tampa Bay (Blake Snell, 2-3)

Toronto 101 – PHILADELPHIA 96… The 76ers were too much down the stretch and topped the 76ers to tie the series at two games apiece. Kawhi Leonard poured in a game-high 39 points and brought down 14 rebounds. The series returns to Toronto for tomorrow’s Game 5.

PORTLAND 116 – Denver 112… The Nuggets gained control during the third quarter and hung on to down the Trail Blazers and bring the series even at 2-2. Jamal Murray scored 34 points to lead all scorers. Nikola had 21 points, 12 boards and 11 assists. Paul Milsap finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Game 5 is tomorrow in Denver.

Milwaukee is at Boston for Game 4 with the Bucks leading 2-1…
Houston hosts Golden State for Game 4 with the Warriors leading 2-1

St. Louis 4 – DALLAS 1… The Blues skated past the Stars and are headed back home to host tomorrow night’s Game 7. Jaden Schwartz and Sammy Blais scored 33 seconds apart in the third period to put the game away. Goalie Jordan Binnington made 23 saves.

Boston is at Columbus for Game 6 with the Bruins leading 3-2…
Colorado hosts San Jose for Game 6 with the Sharks leading 3-2

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