The Rundown for July 22, 2019

NADLER SAYS TRUMP MET CRITERIA FOR IMPEACHMENT… New York Democratic Congressman Jerry Nadler yesterday claimed President Trump has met the criteria for impeachment by committing “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Nadler, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, made the statement just days before he and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff are scheduled to preside over special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Wednesday. During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Nadler said the report compiled by Mueller’s office found “a great deal” of collusion, obstruction of justice and “pointedly refused” to exonerate Trump.

VENEZUELA FIGHTER JET ENGAGEMENT… U.S. Southern Command claimed yesterday that a Venezuelan fighter jet “aggressively shadowed” a U.S. Navy aircraft. The Navy EP-3 Aires II was reportedly flying in international airspace off the coast of the South American nation on Friday when it was approached in an “unprofessional manner” by a SU-30 Flanker Venezuelan fighter. The military released video footage showing the Venezuelan fighter jet closing in on the U.S. surveillance aircraft. Venezuela’s military insisted that the U.S. jet violated its airspace and refused to identify itself.

2 JUVENILE ESCAPEES REMAIN AT LARGE IN FLORIDA… Authorities in Florida remain on the lookout for two juveniles who escaped from a detention center in Jacksonville County. Authorities say the two escaped Saturday night after attacking staff members to escape a Florida detention center. The juveniles still at-large are a 16-year-old who was jailed on charges of sexually assaulting a child under 12 and a 17-year-old who was charged with burglary.

HEATWAVE ENDING… Forecasters say cooler weather is on its way following the deadly heatwave that has melted much of the U.S. That’s especially good news to residents of the East Coast, where temperatures as high as 110 degrees were recorded. Extreme heat also gripped the central U.S. and left 465,000 customers without power across Michigan.

8 INJURED IN FLORIDA LIGHTNING STRIKE… A lightning strike at Clearwater Beach in Pinellas County, Florida, yesterday afternoon left eight people injured. Authorities say a man in his 40s suffered cardiac arrest and was in critical condition. Four other victims were taken to hospitals.

ED SHEERAN TOPS ALBUM CHART… Ed Sheeran’s “No. 6 Collaborations Project” sold 173,000 copies to debut atop the Billboard 200 album chart. Billie Eilish’s “When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” remained in second place with 60,000 units sold. The “Revenge of the Dreamers III” slipped to third place after selling 55,000 copies. Lil Nas X’s “7” stayed at No. 4 on sales of 50,000 units. Chris Brown’s “Indigo” finished fifth after selling 42,000 copies.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “The Lion King” raked in $185 million to blow away the weekend box office. “Spider-Man: Far from Home” slipped into second place with $21 million. “Toy Story 4” dropped to No. 3 after taking in $14.6 million. “Crawl” finished fourth with $6 million. “Yesterday” capped the top five with $5.1 million.

St. Louis 3 – CINCINNATI 1… Yairo Munoz singled home a run and homered for the Cardinals.

Philadelphia 2 – PITTSBURGH 1 (11 innings)… Rhys Hoskins belted a tie-breaking homer in the top of the 11th inning and the Phillies hung on to edge the Pirates.

San Diego 5 – CHI. CUBS 1… Fernando Tatis Jr. knocked in three runs with a pair of singles for the Padres. Francisco Mejia went 2-for-3 with a solo homer.

SAN FRANCISCO 3 – N.Y. Mets 2 (12 innings)… Mike Yastrzemski’s two-out homer in the bottom of the 12th inning lifted the Giants over the Mets. Zach Green’s RBI double tied the game in the fourth.

Milwaukee 7 – ARIZONA 4… The Brewers rolled past the Diamondbacks after spotting them a four-run lead. Tyler Saladino tied the game with a grand slam in the top of the fourth inning. Mike Moustakas singled home a go-ahead run to spark a three-run eighth.

L.A. DODGERS 9 – Miami 0… Max Muncy and Joc Peterson blasted two-run homers for the Dodgers. A.J. Pollock added a three-run shot. Walker Buehler (9-1) pitched five-hit ball and struck out 11 over seven innings. Two relievers completed the shutout.

ATLANTA 7 – Washington 1… Ronald Acuña Jr. had a couple of hits, including a two-run homer, as the Braves cruised past the Nationals. Josh Donaldson homered with the bases empty. Freddie Freeman went 3-for-5 with an RBI. Kevin Gausman (3-5) held the Nationals to a run on five hits over seven innings.

BALTIMORE 5 – Boston 0… Asher Wojciechowski limited the Red Sox to one hit and struck out 10 over 7-1/3 innings. Trey Mancini homered twice and drove in three runs. Jonathan Villar also went deep.

TAMPA BAY 4 – Chi. White Sox 2… Travis d’Arnaud unloaded a grand slam in the bottom of the second inning and the Rays held on to down the White Sox. Blake Snell (6-7) allowed just three hits and fanned 10 over six innings.

DETROIT 4 – Toronto 3 (10 innings)… Nicholas Castellanos led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a game-winning homer. JaCoby Jones also homered with the bases empty for the Tigers.

CLEVELAND 5 – Kansas City 4… Francisco Lindor blasted a two-run homer and Jose Ramirez added a solo shot for the Indians. Zach Plesac (4-3) gave up two runs on four hits over six innings.

HOUSTON 5 – Texas 3… Michael Brantley went 3-for-3 with a pair of homers and three RBIs in leading the Astros past the Rangers. Jose Altuve also went deep. Rogelio Armenteros limited the Rangers to a run on two hits over five innings in recording his first major-league victory.

MINNESOTA 7 – Oakland 6… The Twins scored twice in the bottom of the ninth inning to rally past the Athletics after blowing a 4-0 lead. Ehire Adrianzo tripled home a run and scored the winning run on Max Kepler’s single. Kepler also belted a three-run homer.

L.A. Angels 9 – SEATTLE 3… Albert Pujols, Brian Goodwin, Mike Trout and Dustin Garneau homered for the Angels in their pounding of the Mariners. Dillon Peters (2-0) surrendered four hits over five scoreless innings.

Colorado 8 – N.Y. YANKEES 4… Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story stroked two-run doubles for the Rockies. Charlie Blackmon smacked a solo homer.

Colorado (Peter Lambert, 2-1) is at Washington (TBA)…
Pittsburgh (TBA) hosts St. Louis (Daniel Ponce de Leon, 1-0)…
Cincinnati (Sonny Gray, 5-6) is at Milwaukee (Chase Anderson, 5-2)…
San Francisco (Shaun Anderson, 3-2) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Alec Mills, 0-0)

Boston (Eduardo Rodriguez, 11-4) is at Tampa Bay (TBA)…
Toronto (Ryan Borucki, 0-0) hosts Cleveland (Mike Clevinger, 3-2)…
Oakland (Homer Bailey, 8-6) is at Houston (Gerrit Cole, 10-5)…
Minnesota (Martin Perez, 8-3) hosts the N.Y. Yankees (CC Sabathia, 5-4)…
Texas (Adrian Sampson, 6-6) is at Seattle (Marco Gonzales, 10-8)

Miami (Trevor Richards, 3-11) is at the Chi. White Sox (Ivan Nova, 4-9)…
Arizona (Robbie Ray, 8-6) hosts Baltimore (Aaron Brooks, 2-3)

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