The Rundown for September 4, 2019

DORIAN TO MOVE NORTH… Hurricane Dorian has brought rain and heavy wind to the east coast of central Florida as it hovers less than 100 miles east of Cape Canaveral. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is moving north-northwest at around 8 mph. Dorian is expected to reach the coasts of the Carolinas later in the week. The storm has been blamed for the deaths of at least seven people in the Bahamas, where rescues in the floodwaters are ongoing.

U.N. RELEASES REPORT ON YEMEN WAR CRIMES… A report released yesterday by the United Nations found that the U.S., Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen after arming and backing a Saudi-led coalition during the five-year conflict. A U.N. team of investigators compiled a secret list of possible war-crimes suspects. The Saudi-led coalition is accused of intentionally starving Yemenis as a war tactic while also killing thousands of civilians in airstrikes. The U.S. provides logistical support and intelligence to the coalition.

PENCE DRAWS CRITICISM FOR STAYING AT TRUMP’S CLUB… Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff said yesterday that Trump “suggested” that the vice president stay at a Trump golf club in Ireland during his taxpayer-funded official trip to the country. Pence and his family are staying at Trump’s Doonbeg resort, which is more than an hour’s flight away from the vice president’s scheduled meetings with Irish officials in Dublin. The decision to stay there was criticized as a means of lining Trump’s pockets.

TEEN ADMITS TO KILLING FAMILY… Authorities in Alabama announced yesterday that a teenager has confessed to fatally shooting all five members of his family on Monday night. The 14-year-old suspect is assisting with the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office in its investigation and is helping officers locate the 9mm handgun that the teen used in the shootings. The shooting occurred in the family’s home.

34 PRESUMED DEAD IN DIVE-BOAT FIRE… Authorities in Santa Barbara, California, said yesterday that all 34 people sleeping below deck are presumed dead following the fire that broke out aboard a dive boat early on Monday. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said flames blocked an escape hatch and a stairwell leading to the below-deck bunks. The boat’s only five survivors are crew members who were sleeping on the top deck and jumped into the water. The bodies of 20 victims have been recovered.

KEVIN HART ON THE MEND… Doctors have announced that comedian Kevin Hart is expected to make a full recovery after suffering “major back injuries” during an auto accident Sunday morning. Hart underwent surgery and is said to be recuperating comfortably. The 40-year-old funnyman was a passenger in his muscle car when the driver lost control and ran off the road into an embankment.

DIERKS BENTLEY FINED FOR FISHING WITHOUT LICENSE… Country singer Dierks Bentley was cited by Colorado Parks and Wildlife for fishing without a license over the weekend. Bentley, who was performing at a three-day festival in Buena Vista, Colorado, posted a photo of himself and a brown trout that he caught in Cottonwood Creek on Sunday. Bentley and fellow performer Luke Bryan had been bragging about their fishing exploits during their performances and concertgoers called Colorado Parks and Wildlife to see if the singers had fishing licenses. Bentley didn’t possess one and was fined $139.50.

Philadelphia 6 – CINCINNATI 2… Corey Dickerson and J.T. Realmuto each had a couple of hits and drove in a run for the Phillies. Scott Kingery homered.

WASHINGTON 11 – N.Y. Mets 10… Kurt Suzuki’s walkoff three-run homer capped a seven-run bottom of the ninth inning as the Nationals stunned the Mets. Suzuki also singled home a run. Juan Soto homered with a runner aboard and lined an RBI double.

Miami 5 – PITTSBURGH 4 (10 innings)… Miguel Rojas hit a game-tying solo homer in the top of the ninth inning and Garrett Cooper added a bases-empty homer in the 10th to push the Marlins past the Pirates. Cooper also doubled home a run.

ST. LOUIS 1 – San Francisco 0… Jack Flaherty (9-7) limited the Giants to one hit over eight innings and Cardinals reliever Carlos Martinez completed the shutout. Marcell Ozuna provided the game’s only offense with a homer in the bottom of the sixth inning.

ARIZONA 2 – San Diego 1… Josh Rojas singled home a run and came around to score on Jake Lamb’s grounder as the Diamondbacks scored both runs in the bottom of the first inning and held off the Padres. Merrill Kelly (10-13) pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings.

L.A. DODGERS 5 – Colorado 3… Russell Martin put the Dodgers on the board with a three-run homer in the bottom of the inning and David Freese followed with a solo shot. Justin Turner also went deep.

Baltimore 4 – TAMPA BAY 2… Rio Ruiz homered with a runner aboard and Anthony Santander added a solo shot as the Orioles topped the Rays in the opener of a doubleheader. Ty Black (1-2) allowed two runs on two hits over five innings.

TAMPA BAY 2 – Baltimore 0… Seven pitchers combined on the shutout as the Rays claimed a split of the twinbill. Austin Meadows homered and Avisail Garcia singled home a run for Tampa Bay.

N.Y. YANKEES 10 – Texas 1… James Paxton (12-6) pitched a one-hitter and struck out 12 over seven innings as the Yankees bombed the Rangers. Reliever Jonathan Loaisiga preserved the shutout. Gary Sanchez homered twice and drove in three runs. Brett Gardner and Edwin Encarnacion each hit two-run homers. Didi Gregorius added a solo blast.

Minnesota 6 – BOSTON 5… Miguel Sanó singled home a run and homered with a runner aboard as the Twins held off the Red Sox. Nelson Cruz also went deep for Minnesota. Jake Cave legged out a two-run triple.

Chi. White Sox 6 – CLEVELAND 5… Eloy Jimenez’s second solo homer of the game capped a four-run top of the eighth inning that carried the White Sox past the Indians. Jimenez also doubled home a run. James McCann tied the game with a three-run homer.

KANSAS CITY 6 – Detroit 5… Ryan O’Hearn’s solo homer in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Royals over the Tigers. Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer.

OAKLAND 7 – L.A. Angels 5… Matt Chapman connected for a three-run homer and Seth Brown delivered a pair of RBI triples as the Athletics fought off the Angels. Khris Davis drove in two runs for Oakland.

ATLANTA 7 – Toronto 2… Josh Donaldson knocked in three runs with a single and a double to lead the Braves past the Blue Jays. Tyler Flowers lined a two-run double. Mike Foltynewicz (5-5) held Toronto to two hits over five scoreless innings.

MILWAUKEE 4 – Houston 2… Eric Thames hit a three-run homer as the Brewers scored all four runs in the bottom of the third inning and held on to down the Astros. Ryan Braun sparked the rally with an RBI single. Jordan Lyles (10-8) gave up two runs on six hits over 6-1/3 innings.

CHI. CUBS 6 – Seattle 1… Jon Lester (12-9) scattered six hits over six scoreless innings and the Cubs cruised past the Mariners. Nicholas Castellanos blasted a three-run homer. Wilson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber added solo shots.

the N.Y. Mets (Zack Wheeler, 9-7) are at Washington (Anibal Sanchez, 8-6)…
Cincinnati (Trevor Bauer, 1-4) hosts Philadelphia (Aaron Nola, 12-4)…
Miami (Robert Dugger, 0-1) is at Pittsburgh (Trevor Williams, 7-6)…
St. Louis (Michael Wacha, 6-6) hosts San Francisco (Madison Bumgarner, 9-8)…
San Diego (Chris Paddack, 8-7) is at Arizona (Zac Gallen, 2-4)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu, 12-5) host Colorado (Antonio Senzatela, 8-9)

Texas (Lance Lynn, 14-9) is at the N.Y. Yankees (TBA)…
Cleveland (Shane Bieber, 12-7) hosts the Chi. White Sox (Ivan Nova, 9-11)…
Minnesota (Jose Berrios, 11-7) is at Boston (Eduardo Rodriguez, 16-5)…
Kansas City (Jakob Junis, 8-12) hosts Detroit (Edwin Jackson, 3-8)…
the L.A. Angels (Patrick Sandoval, 0-1) are at Oakland (Tanner Roark, 2-1)

U.S. OPEN TENNIS… Third-seeded Roger Federer was upset by 78th-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open yesterday, 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Dimitrov faces fifth-seeded Daniil Medvedev on Friday.

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