The Rundown for July 3, 2019

WATCHDOG WARNS ABOUT OVERCROWDING AT BORDER FACILITIES… The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General has issued a warning about “dangerous overcrowding” in Border Patrol facilities in Texas. The inspector general said in a report released yesterday that the prolonged detention of migrants without proper food, hygiene or laundry facilities requires “immediate attention and action.” DHS Office of Inspector General inspectors in June visited Border Patrol facilities and ports of entry across the Rio Grande Valley in Texas last month.

HOUSE COMMITTEE SUES TO OBTAIN TRUMP TAX RETURNS… The House Ways and Means Committee seeks to enforce subpoenas and obtain President Trump’s tax returns in a lawsuit that it filed yesterday. The targets the Treasury Department and the IRS, along with their respective leaders, Steve Mnuchin and Charles Rettig. Committee chairman Richard Neal initially asked for Trump’s tax returns on April 3 but was denied by the Treasury Department.

CENSUS WON’T ASK ABOUT CITIZENSHIP… The Trump administration yesterday told a federal judge it has made a “final” decision not to ask about citizenship in the 2020 census. The announcement comes a week after the Supreme Court blocked the plan to ask respondents if they are citizens, prompting President Trump to threaten a delay printing of the census forms while the government could press the issue in court. Recently released documents have revealed that the question was formulated by a Republican operative to benefit “non-Hispanic whites.”

JUDGE RULES ASYLUM-SEEKER MUST GET BOND HEARINGS… A federal judge has blocked a Trump administration policy to deny asylum-seekers bond hearings while they to wait for their upcoming court. According to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman, individuals who seek asylum protections and are detained are entitled to bond hearings—due to the Fifth Amendment’s “longstanding prohibition against indefinite civil detention with no opportunity to test its necessity.” The government must provide a bond hearing to any asylum-seeker within seven days of their request, Judge Pechman ruled. Migrants not granted a hearing within those seven days must be released, she said. Attorney General William Barr previously declared that the government would no longer offer bond hearings for asylum-seekers and would keep them in custody instead.

NAVY SEAL EDDIE GALLAGHER NOT GUILTY OF MURDER… Navy SEAL team leader Eddie Gallagher was found not guilty of premeditated murder yesterday in the death of an ISIS prisoner in Iraq. Gallagher was accused of killing a young ISIS fighter who was being treated by U.S. medics, posing for photos next to his corpse and then pressuring other SEALs not to report him. Gallagher was also accused of shooting at noncombatants and faced a total of seven criminal counts. He was found guilty of posing for a photo with a human casualty and faces a maximum sentence of four months imprisonment, along with a reduction in rank, forfeiture of two-thirds of his pay and a reprimand.

LAPD OPENS INVESTIGATION IN NIPSEY HUSTLE CASE… Los Angeles Police Department has launched an internal affairs investigation into the department’s handling of the woman who claimed to have driven suspect Eric R. Holder away from the crime scene on March 31. The investigation centers on a desk officer’ who reportedly turned the woman away after she turned herself in while a manhunt was underway for the shooter. Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was fatally shot outside of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles.

PATTI LaBELLE HAS STREET NAMED AFTER HER… Soul singer Patti LaBelle was honored in her hometown of Philadelphia yesterday by having a street named after her. A stretch of Broad Street will is now “Patti LaBelle Way.” The singer was present for the ceremony and thanked fans who turned out for the occasion.

WASHINGTON 3 – Miami 2… Trea Turner doubled home Yan Gomes with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning. Juan Soto homered with a runner aboard in the first.

CINCINNATI 5 – Milwaukee 4 (11 innings)… A throwing error by Brewers right-fielder Christian Yelich allowed Yasiel Puig to race home with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning. Puig also smacked a solo homer in the seventh. Eugenio Suarez got things going with a two-run homer in the first.

Philadelphia 2 – ATLANTA 0… Ivan Nova (7-2) pitched four-hit ball over eight innings and Hector Neris completed the shutout of the Braves. Jay Bruce provided all the offense the Phillies needed with a two-run double in the top of the fourth inning.

PITTSBURGH 5 – Chi. Cubs 1… The Pirates handled the Cubs in a rain-delayed contest. Adam Frazier went 4-for-4 with a three-run homer and three runs scored.

L.A. DODGERS 5 – Arizona 4… The Dodgers drew five straight walks with two outs I the bottom of the ninth inning to pull out a win over the Diamondbacks. Cody Bellinger free pass forced home Russell Martin with the winning run. Enrique Hernandez hit a two-run homer.

San Francisco 10 – SAN DIEGO 4… The Giants pounded out 17 hits in their romp over the Padres. Evan Longoria went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and five RBIs. Donovan Solano also went deep. Tyler Beede (2-3) allowed a run on four hits over seven innings.

Boston 10 – TORONTO 6… Rafael Devers belted a pair of two-run homers and stroked a two-run single to lead the Red Sox past the Blue Jays. Christian Vazquez also went deep. David Price (6-2) allowed a run on four hits over six innings.

TAMPA BAY 6 – Baltimore 3… Brandon Lowe homered and singled home a run for the Rays. Tommy Pham hit a two-run double. Charlie Morton (9-2) allowed a run on four hits over seven innings.

Cleveland 9 – KANSAS CITY 5… Jake Bauers lined a two-run double during a five-run top of the third inning and added a run-scoring single in the fifth. Tyler Nyquin went 4-for-5 with an RBI.

L.A. Angels 9 – TEXAS 4… Jonathan Lucroy singled home two runs and lifted a sacrifice fly for the Angels. Justin Bouer came through with a pinch-hit two-run single. Kole Calhoun drilled a two-run homer.

OAKLAND 8 – Minnesota 6… Chris Herrmann unloaded a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Athletics the lead for good in their defeat of the Twins. Matt Olson homered with a runner aboard and Mark Canha added a solo shot.

CHI. WHITE SOX – Detroit (ppd)… Rain in Chicago forced postponement of last night’s White Sox-Tigers game. It will be made up on September 27.

N.Y. METS 4 – N.Y. Yankees 2… The Mets rallied past the Yankees after spotting them a two-run lead. Michael Conforto delivered a tie-breaking two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning. J.D. Davis homered to lead off the sixth.

Houston 9 – COLORADO 8… Yuli Gurriel went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBIs to lead the Astros topped the Rockies. His two-run blast capped a four-run top of the eighth inning.

SEATTLE 5 – St. Louis 4… Pinch-hitter Tim Beckham’s homer to lead off the bottom of the eighth inning lifted the Mariners over the Cardinals. Omar Narvaez belted a two-run homer.

Miami (Sandy Alcantara, 4-7) is at Washington (Stephen Strasburg, 9-4)…
Pittsburgh (Chris Archer, 13-6) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Yu Darvish, 2-4)..
Milwaukee (Jhoulys Chacin, 3-8) is at Cincinnati (Sonny Gray, 4-5)…
Atlanta (Bryse Wilson, 0-0) hosts Philadelphia (Nick Pivetta, 4-2)…
San Francisco (Shaun Anderson, 3-2) is at San Diego (Eric Lauer, 5-7)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Walker Buehler, 8-1) host Arizona (Merrill Kelly, 7-8)

Detroit (Daniel Norris, 2-7; TBA) is at the Chi. White Sox (Dylan Cease, 0-0; Ross Detwiler, 1-0) for a doubleheader…
Toronto (Sean Reid-Foley, 0-1) hosts Boston (Chris Sale, 3-7)…
Baltimore (John Means, 7-4) is at Tampa Bay (Yonny Chirinos, 7-4)…
Texas (Ariel Jurado, 5-3) hosts the L.A. Angels (Griffin Canning, 3-4)…
Cleveland (Mike Clevinger, 1-2) is at Kansas City (Danny Duffy, 3-4)…
Oakland (Tanner Anderson, 0-3) hosts Minnesota (Kyle Gibson, 8-4)

the N.Y. Yankees (Domingo German, 9-2) are at the N.Y. Mets (Jason Vargas, 3-3)…
Colorado (Peter Lambert, 2-0) hosts Houston (Wade Miley, 6-4)…
St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 5-7) is at Seattle (Mike Leake, 7-7)

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