The Rundown for June 6, 2019

D-DAY COMMEMORATIONS… World leaders, including President Trump, gathered in Portsmouth, England, yesterday to kick off a two-day commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France. The June 6, 1944, invasion gave Allies a foothold in western Europe that would eventually destroy Adolf Hitler’s war machine. More than 4,400 soldiers were killed in the assault and thousands more were wounded.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CUTTING BACK ON MIGRANT SERVICES… The Trump administration is eliminating services for unaccompanied migrant children staying at federal shelters nationwide. The Office of Refugee Resettlement has begun cutting off funding for a number of activities, including English classes, recreational programs such as soccer and legal aid. Administration officials say the cutbacks are due to budget pressures caused by the influx of immigrants at the Mexican border.

SENATORS REBUKE TRUMP WEAPONS SALE… A bipartisan group of senators is taking action to block the Trump administration’s $8 billion weapons sale to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan with 22 resolutions of disapproval. The senators take issue with the emergency declaration President Trump issued last month to get around the normal process requiring congressional approval for the controversial arms sale because it’s “in the national security interests of the United States.” South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, who is usually one of Trump’s most loyal supporters, is among lawmakers behind the unusual measures.

BARR, ROSS CONTEMPT VOTE… The House Oversight Committee is moving forward with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress if they do not comply with a subpoena for documents related to the Trump administration’s handling of the U.S. Census. The move comes two months after the committee issued subpoenas for unredacted documents related to the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Committee chairman Elijah Cummings said if the documents aren’t produced today, “We will be forced to move forward with holding Attorney General Barr and Secretary Ross in contempt of Congress.”

OHIO DOCTOR CHARGED IN 25 DEATHS… Prosecutors in Ohio have charged for the deaths of 25 patients following a six-month investigation by the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office. 43-year-old Dr. William Husel, who voluntarily surrendered to authorities in Columbus yesterday, is accused of ordering excessive and potentially fatal doses of opioids to dozens of near-death patients. He was suspended on November 21 and then fired two weeks later. Investigators don’t know why Husel allegedly ordered such large amounts of fentanyl.

ROBERT DOWNEY JR. GROUP TO BENEFIT ENVIRONMENT… Robert Downey Jr. has announced the launch of a new organization that is dedicated to using advanced technologies to benefit the environment. In his opening keynote for Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas Tuesday night, Downey said The Footprint Coalition will launch by April of 2020. “Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” the actor/director said.

JUSSIE SMOLLETT WON’T RETURN TO ‘EMPIRE’… Creator Lee Daniels has announced that Jussie Smollett won’t be returning to the Fox TV drama series “Empire.” The actor’s dismissal was prompted by his claims in January that he was the victim of a hate crime. The 36-year-old Smollett, who is black and gay, told police that two apparent supporters of President Trump struck him, put a noose around his neck and poured bleach over him while yelling racist and homophobic slurs on a Chicago street.

N.Y. METS 7 – San Francisco 0… Jason Vargas (2-3) shut out the Giants on a five-hitter and got plenty of support. Amed Rosario blasted a three-run homer. Michael Conforto and Adeiny Hechavarria added solo shots.

Miami 8 – MILWAUKEE 3… Brian Anderson unloaded a grand slam and Starlin Castro had two RBIs for the Marlins. Sandy Alcantara (1-1) allowed a run on five hits over seven innings.

ARIZONA 3 – L.A. Dodgers 2 (11 innings)… David Peralta singled home Eduardo Escobar with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Diamondbacks outlasted the Dodgers. Peralta and Jarrod Dyson also stroked run-scoring doubles.

Philadelphia 7 – SAN DIEGO 5… Newly-acquired Jay Bruce hit his third homer in two days for the Phillies. Jean Segura went 3-for-5 with an RBI.

CHI. CUBS 9 – Colorado 8… David Bote opened the scoring with a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning, lined a bases-clearing double to cap a five-run sixth and singled home Willson Contreras with the decisive run in the eighth as the Cubs outslugged the Rockies.

PITTSBURGH 7 – Atlanta 4… Elias Diaz blasted a two-run homer and Colin Moran added a solo blast for the Pirates. Joe Musgrove (4-6) allowed three runs on five hits over eight innings.

Cincinnati – ST. LOUIS (ppd)… Rain in St. Louis forced postponement of last night’s Cardinals-Reds game. It will be made up on August 31.

TORONTO 11 – N.Y. Yankees 7… The Blue Jays overcame a 7-4 seventh-inning deficit to down the Yankees. Randal Grichuk homered twice and drove in three runs. Vladimir Guerrero singled home a run and hit a three-run homer. Brandon Drury also went deep.

Tampa Bay 4 – DETROIT 0… Charlie Morton (7-0) pitched five-hit ball over seven innings and Olive Drake came on to complete the Rays’ shutout of the Tigers. Ji-Man Choi had a couple of hits, including an RBI single.

Boston 8 – KANSAS CITY 0… Red Sox starter Chris Sale (2-7) tossed a three-hit shutout and struck out 12. Rafael Devers had a couple of hits, including a solo homer, and knocked in three runs. Jackie Bradley Jr. lined a three-run double.

TEXAS 2 – Baltimore 1 (12 innings)… Delino DeShields’ single in the bottom of the 12th inning scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa with the winning run as the Rangers outlasted the Orioles. DeShields’ scored Texas’ first run in the first on an Elvis Andrus double.

CLEVELAND 9 – Minnesota 7… The Indians came from four runs down to beat the Twins. Jordan Luplow connected for a game-tying two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning. Roberto Perez and Francisco Lindor added solo blasts. Jose Ramirez had two hits and three RBIs.

SEATTLE 14 – Houston 1… Domingo Santana, Tom Murphy and Edwin Encarnacion homered during a seven-run bottom of the seventh inning as the Mariners exploded for seven runs in the bottom o the sixth inning. Kyle Seager and Mac Williamson also homered for the Mariners. Starter Mike Leake (5-6) gave up a run on six hits over 8-1/3 innings.

L.A. ANGELS 10 – Oakland 9… The Angels came from six runs down in the third inning to edge the Athletics in a four-plus-hour marathon. Dustin Garnau’s ground-rule double in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Brian Goodwin with the winning run. Tommy La Stella, Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani homered for L.A.

WASHINGTON 6 – Chi. White Sox 4… Trea Turner blasted a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning. Kurt Suzuki knocked in a pair of runs for the Nationals.

San Francisco (Shaun Anderson, 1-1) is at the N.Y. Mets (Zack Wheeler, 5-3)…
Pittsburgh (Chris Archer, 2-5) hosts Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz, 1-4)…
Cincinnati (Tyler Mahle, 2-5) is at St. Louis (Miles Mikolas, 4-5)…
Milwaukee (Brandon Woodruff, 7-1) hosts Miami (Caleb Smith, 3-3)…
Colorado (Jon Gray, 5-4) is at the Chi. Cubs (Jose Quintana, 4-4)…
San Diego (Joey Lucchesi, 4-3) hosts Washington (Patrick Corbin, 5-3)

Tampa Bay (TBA) is at Detroit (Daniel Norris, 2-4)…
Kansas City (Danny Duffy, 3-2) hosts Boston (Ryan Weber, 1-1)…
Houston (Justin Verlander, 9-2) is at Seattle (Tommy Milone, 1-1)…
Cleveland (Trevor Bauer, 4-5) hosts Minnesota (Jose Berrios, 7-2)…
the N.Y. Yankees (J.A. Happ, 5-3) are at Toronto (Edwin Jackson, 0-3)…
Texas (Ariel Jurado, 2-2) hosts Baltimore (Andrew Cashner, 6-2)…
Oakland (Mike Fiers, 4-3) is at the L.A. Angels (Tyler Skaggs, 4-5)

Toronto 123 – GOLDEN STATE 109… The Raptors cruised past a Warriors team that was without the injured Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Kawhi Leonard pumped in 30 points. Kyle Lowry added 23 points. Stephen Curry’s 47 points weren’t enough for Golden State. The series remains in Oakland for Game 4 tomorrow.

St. Louis is at Boston for Game 5 with the series tied 2-2

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