The Rundown for August 26, 2019

U.S., JAPAN REACH TENTATIVE TRADE DEAL… President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan announced at the annual G7 Summit in France yesterday that they have reached a tentative trade deal “on principle” that could expand U.S. access to Japanese markets. The move indicates Trump has backed off on his recent threats to increase automobile tariffs against Japan. Abe said the two countries “still have some remaining work that has to be done,” before an agreement would become official.

THREE DEAD IN NEW MEXICO SHOOTING… A shooting at a house party in Hobbs, New Mexico, early yesterday left three people dead and four others injured. Police say they found three bodies after responding to a call about a loud party and shots fired. One of four people hospitalized has been released.

JOE WALSH TO CHALLENGE TRUMP… Former U.S. Congressman from Illinois Joe Walsh announced yesterday that he will primary President Trump for the Republicans’ 2020 White House nomination. In announcing his bid, Walsh criticized Trump as a bully who is unfit for office. The Republican National Committee immediately dismissed Walsh’s announcement. The party has already combined operations with Trump’s reelection campaign.

EXPLOSION DESTROYS MARYLAND SHOPPING CENTER… Authorities say nobody was injured yesterday morning when a natural gas explosion destroyed a shopping center in Howard County, Maryland. The explosion could be heard for miles around. Investigators were waiting for the building to be declared safe before they started looking into the cause.

GAS PRICES DROP… The average price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 8 cents per gallon over the past two weeks to $2.66, according to a nationwide survey of gas stations released yesterday. The Lundberg Survey found the most expensive gas was in Honolulu, where it cost $3.57 a gallon. The cheapest gas was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where a gallon cost $2.07.

EDDIE MONEY BATTLING ESOPHAGEAL CANCER… Rocker Eddie Money announced over the weekend that he is battling stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer, whose hits include “Two Tickets to Paradise” and “Take Me Home Tonight,” says his fate is in “God’s hands.” The 70-year-old Money says he discovered he had cancer after a routine checkup. Doctors told him the disease had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Angel has Fallen” took in $21.2 to open atop the weekend box office. Last week’s champ, “Good Boys,” slipped to second place with $11.7 million. “Overcomer” debuted at No. 3 after taking in $8.2 million. “The Lion King” dropped to fourth place with $8.15 million. “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” capped the top five with $8.14 million.

MIAMI 3 – Philadelphia 2… Elieser Hernandez (3-5) held the Phillies to two runs on three hits over six innings. Starlin Castro lined a two-run double as the Marlins scored all thee runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Atlanta 2 – N.Y. METS 1… Dallas Keuchel (5-5) pitched four-hit ball over seven innings and the Braves nipped the Mets. Both Atlanta runs came on Josh Donaldson homers.

PITTSBURGH 9 – Cincinnati 8… Bryan Reynolds had a couple of hits and knocked in three runs as the Pirates outslugged the Reds. Kevin Newman went 4-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored.

Arizona 5 – MILWAUKEE 2… Christian Walker got the Diamondbacks going with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning and Eduardo Escobar added a solo shot in the fourth. Robbie Ray (11-7) held the Brewers to three hits over five scoreless innings.

ST. LOUIS 11 – Colorado 4… Tommy Edman doubled in two runs and Paul Goldschmidt followed with a two-run single during a six-run bottom of the second inning and the Cardinals coasted past the Rockies. Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBIs. Dexter Fowler drove in three runs.

Washington 7 – CHI. CUBS 5 (11 innings)… Howie Kendrick raced home with a tie-breaking run on a wild pitch in the top of the 11th inning and Anthony Rendon added a run-scoring single as the Nationals outlasted the Cubs. Rendon also homered for Washington. Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a two-run single.

BALTIMORE 8 – Tampa Bay 3… Anthony Santander singled in a run and homered in the Orioles’ win over the Rays. Jonathan Villar also went deep. Renato Nunez knocked in two runs with a single and a double.

Kansas City 9 – CLEVELAND 8 (10 innings)… The Royals recovered to down the Indians after blowing a five-run eighth-inning lead. Ryan O’Hearn led off the top of the 10th inning with his second homer of the game and it proved to be decisive. Nicky Lopez singled, doubled and drove home two runs.

HOUSTON 11 – L.A. Angels 2… Martin Maldonado belted a tie-breaking two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Astros put away the Angels with a seven-run eighth. Jose Altuve homered with a runner aboard to cap the big inning. Josh Reddick had a couple of hits and knocked in three runs.

MINNESOTA 7 – Detroit 4… C.J. Cron belted a three-run homer and Jonathan Schoop added a two-run shot as the Twins handled the Tigers. Martín Perez (9-5) allowed two runs on five hits over six innings.

CHI. WHITE SOX 2 – Texas 0… Reynaldo Lopez (8-11) tossed five hitless innings and got help from four relievers in the White Sox’ blanking of the Rangers. Jose Abreu drove in both Chicago runs with a single and an infield grounder.

SEATTLE 3 – Toronto 1… Marco Gonzales (14-10) limited the Blue Jays to a run on three hits over seven innings and two relievers did the rest in the Mariners’ victory. Dylan Moore homered for Seattle.

San Francisco 5 – OAKLAND 4… Evan Longoria’s single scored the tying and go-ahead runs in the top of the seventh inning and the Giants hung on to edge the Athletics. Longoria also homered with the bases empty in the third.

SAN DIEGO 3 – Boston 1… Manny Machado hit a two-run homer as the Padres scored all three runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised past the Red Sox. Joey Lucchesi (9-7) surrendered a run on three hits over five innings.

N.Y. Yankees 5 – L.A. DODGERS 1… Domingo Germán (17-3) surrendered just a run on five hits over six innings in outdueling Clayton Kershaw (13-3) and the Yankees took the rubber game of the series. DJ LeMahieu’s homer to lead off the game was New York’s 59th in August, setting a Major League team record for home runs in a calendar month. Aaron Judge and Mike Ford also connected.

Atlanta (Julio Teheran, 8-8) is at Colorado (Tim Melville, 1-0)…
Milwaukee (Gio Gonzalez, 2-1) hosts St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 9-9)…
Pittsburgh (Joe Musgrove, 8-12) is at Philadelphia (Jason Vargas, 6-6)…
Miami (Pablo Lopez, 5-5) hosts Cincinnati (Sonny Gray, 9-6)…
Arizona (Alex Young, 5-3) is at San Francisco (Tyler Beede, 3-7)…
San Diego (Eric Lauer, 6-8) hosts the L.A. Dodgers (Dustin May, 1-2)

Oakland (Homer Bailey, 11-8) is at Kansas City (Brad Keller, 7-13)…
Seattle (TBA) hosts the N.Y. Yankees (J.A. Happ, 10-8)

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