The Rundown for July 15, 2019

TRUMP PRAISES SQUALID BORDER FACILITIES… President Trump yesterday characterized conditions at border detention centers as “well-run” and “clean” despite footage released over the weekend that showed asylum-seekers detained in squalid conditions. During Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Texas border facilities on Friday, detained men said they had been held for at least 40 days without a shower and complained of hunger. Trump also faced heavy criticism yesterday when he urged four “progressive Democrat Congresswomen” to go back to their home country, apparently unaware that three were born in the U.S. and one immigrated as a small child. All four are women of color.

IMMIGRATION RAIDS UNDERWAY… Small-scale immigration raids began yesterday as part of the Trump administration’s effort to target 2,000 immigrants over the few days. Raids are expected to target as many as 10 cities. According to the New York Times, the administration downsized its plans after news reports tipped off immigrant communities about the raids.

OFFICIALS SEEK ANSWERS AFTER MANHATTAN BLACKOUT… Officials are looking into the cause of the power outage that blacked out Manhattan on Saturday and left 73,000 customers without power. The blackout followed a transformer explosion that cut power to subways, homes and businesses. Mayor Bill de Blasio emphasized that a cyber attack was not to blame and said utility company Consolidation Edison Co. of New York ruled out a surge.

737 MAXs REMAIN GROUNDED… The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Boeing may not reach its goal to have the troubled 737 Max aircraft back in flight by this fall. According to the report, the aircraft will likely remain grounded into 2020. Boeing has vowed to “provide the FAA and the global regulators whatever information they need,” saying that they are not prepared to try to offer the aircraft for re-certification until they have addressed all of the FAA’s concerns.

BARRY DOWNGRADED, BUT FLOODING STILL A THREAT… Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression yesterday after winds weakened. Authorities in Louisiana warn, however, that life-threatening flooding still poses a threat. The National Weather Service forecasts that as much as 10 inches of rain could fall in southwest Louisiana. Governor John Bel Edwards announced last night that 188,000 people were without power and 93 people had been rescued. There were no fatalities reported.

‘REVENGE’ TOPS ALBUM CHART… The hip hop project “Revenge of the Dreamers III” sold 115,000 units to debut atop the Billboard 200 album chart. Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go” moved into second place with 50,000 copies sold. Chris Brown’s “Indigo” slipped into third place after selling 49,500 units. Lil Nas X’s “7” sold 49,000 copies to finish fourth. Machine Gun Kelly’s “Hotel Diablo” finished in fifth place on sales of 39,000 units.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Spider-Man: Far from Home” took in $45,300 to remain atop the weekend box office. “Toy Story 4” stayed in second place with $20.6 million.
“Crawl” opened at No. 3 with $12 million. Another newcomer, “Stuber,” finished fourth with $8 million. “Yesterday” capped the top five with $6.7 million.

PHILADELPHIA 4 – Washington 3… Maikel Franco’s one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Phillies over the Nationals. J.T. Realmuto also went deep for Philadelphia.

N.Y. Mets 6 – MIAMI 2… Robinson Cano went 4-for-5 with a solo homer in leading the Mets past the Marlins. Jeff McNeil also homered with the bases empty. Jacob deGrom (5-7) allowed a run on six hits over five innings.

San Francisco 8 – MILWAUKEE 3… The Giants rallied for six runs in the top of the seventh inning to put away the Brewers. Brandon Belt homered. Donovan Solano had a couple of hits and an RBI.

ST. LOUIS 5 – Arizona 2… Adam Wainwright (6-7) pitched four-hit ball over seven scoreless innings. Paul Goldschmidt homered with a runner aboard for the Cardinals.

CHI. CUBS 8 – Pittsburgh 3… The Cubs got a two-run homer from Jason Heyward and solo blasts from Albert Almora Jr. and Kyle Schwarber in completing a sweep of the Pirates. Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 and knocked in a run.

COLORADO 10 – Cincinnati 9… The Rockies slugged their way past the Reds after blowing an early 4-0 lead. Ryan McMahon went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs. Daniel Murphy and Tony Wolters each had two RBIs.

Atlanta 4 – SAN DIEGO 1… Freddie Freeman broke a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning and Nick Markakis added a run-scoring single for the Braves. Mike Soroka (10-1) scattered six hits over seven scoreless innings.

N.Y. YANKEES 4 – Toronto 2… Gio Urshela singled home two runs and Mike Tauchman homered for the Yankees. Masahiro Tanaka (6-5) allowed two runs on four hits over six innings.

Tampa Bay 4 – BALTIMORE 1… Ryne Stanek and Ryan Yarbrough (8-3) combined for eight perfect innings in nearly recording the first combined perfect game in Major League Baseball history. Austin Meadows homered to lead off the top of the third inning and Michael Brosseau added a two-run shot in the sixth for Tampa Bay.

CLEVELAND 4 – Minnesota 3… Carlos Santana smacked a tie-breaking solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Indians held on to edge the Twins. Tyler Naquin went 2-for-3 and knocked in a run.

Detroit 12 – KANSAS CITY 8… Jeimer Candelario’s bases-clearing double highlighted a seven-run top of the third inning for the Tigers. Gordon Beckham capped the uprising with a two-run homer. Harold Castro and Niko Goodrum each had four hits and two RBIs.

Houston 12 – TEXAS 4… Jose Altuve unloaded a grand slam and Yuli Gurriel added a two-run blast during a seven-run top of the seventh inning for the Astros. Gurriel also singled home a run.

L.A. ANGELS 6 – Seattle 3… Matt Thaiss connected for a tie-breaking three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to power the Angels past the Mariners. Kole Calhoun also went deep for L.A.

OAKLAND 3 – Chi. White Sox 2… Chad Pinder scored the winning run all the way from first base on a throwing error by White Sox shortstop Jose Rondon in the bottom of the ninth inning. Ramon Laureano tied the game with a homer to lead off the seventh.

L.A. Dodgers 7 – BOSTON 4 (12 innings)… Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk, Alex Verdugo singled home a run and Russell Martin’s fielder’s choice scored a third run in the top of the 12th inning to push the Dodgers past the Red Sox. A.J. Pollock belted a three-run homer and singled home a run.

San Francisco (Drew Pomeranz, 2-9/Dereck Rodriguez, 3-5) is at Colorado (German Marquez, 8-4/TBA) for a doubleheader…
Philadelphia (Zach Eflin, 7-8) hosts the L.A. Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw, 7-2)…
Cincinnati (Luis Castillo, 8-3) is at the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 7-7)…
Milwaukee (Adrian Houser, 2-3) hosts Atlanta (Max Fried, 9-4)…
Pittsburgh (Joe Musgrove, 6-7) is at St. Louis (Miles Mikolas, 5-9)

Tampa Bay (Blake Snell, 5-7) is at the N.Y. Yankees (James Paxton, 5-4)…
Cleveland (Adam Plutko, 3-1) hosts Detroit (Daniel Norris, 2-8)…
Toronto (Trent Thornton, 3-6) is at Boston (Rick Porcello, 6-7)…
Kansas City (Jakob Junis, 4-8) hosts the Chi. White Sox (Lucas Giolito, 11-3)…
Houston (Brad Peacock, 6-6) is at the L.A. Angels (Griffin Canning, 3-5)

DJOKOVIC OUTLASTS FEDERER IN WIMBLEDON FINAL… Novak Djokovic outlasted Roger Federer 7-6 (7-6), 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 13-12 (7-3) to capture his fifth Wimbledon title yesterday. The match featured the first fifth-set tiebreak in Wimbledon singles history and was the longest Wimbledon final ever at 4 hours and 57 minutes. Djokovic has captured 16 major titles.

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