The Rundown for September 12, 2019

SUPREME COURT ALLOWS TRUMP BAN ON ASYLUM-SEEKERS… The Supreme Court yesterday has given temporary clearance to the Trump administration’s nationwide enforcement of a ban on Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S. The rule denies migrants from applying for asylum in the U.S. if they did not seek asylum in other countries they crossed through. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said in her dissent from the ruling that the rule goes against “longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution.”

BAHAMIANS WON’T GET TPS… The Trump administration is refusing to grant temporary protected status to Bahamians impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The status would allow Bahamians to work and live in the U.S. until they can return home. TPS has been granted after other natural disasters, including for Haitians following the devastating earthquake in 2010.

PURDUE PHARMA REACHES DEAL… OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative deal to resolve thousands of lawsuits brought by municipal and state governments who sued the company for allegedly helping to fuel the opioid crisis. Some 2,300 local governments across 23 states are seeking a settlement. One plaintiff reported that Purdue Pharmer owner, the Sackler family, has agreed to pay roughly $3 billion dollars in cash over several years and relinquish control of the company.

L.A. CITY ATTORNEY ACCUSED IN MURDER-SUICIDE… Authorities in Los Angeles say a deputy city attorney killed his wife, their son and himself in a probable murder-suicide yesterday. The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office has confirmed that 60-year-old Eric Lertzman was involved in the incident. Lertzman underwent surgery about six weeks ago and likely was on strong medication, a family member said.

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TARGETS VAPING… Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar vowed yesterday that the Trump administration is going hard after vaping, which has been blamed in the deaths of at least six people. The White House reportedly wants to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease. The surge in underage vaping has reached “epidemic,” officials say. The ban they seek would allow the FDA to review whether vaping is safe.

ENTERTAINMENT
KEVIN HART RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL… Kevin Hart was released from a Los Angeles hospital yesterday following a 10-day stay. The actor/comedian suffered serious back injuries in a car crash. Hart reportedly has been transferred to a live-in rehab facility where he’s undergoing intensive physical therapy.

SINGER-SONGWRITER DANIEL JOHNSTON DIES… Family members have confirmed the death of singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. The 58-year-old Johnston died of natural causes at his Houston-area home. He was 58. Johnston’s songs included “Life in Vain,” “True Love Will Find You in the End” and “Walling the Cow.” His battle with manic depression was the subject of a 2005 documentary.

SPORTS
MLB…
NL SCORES…
Atlanta 3 – PHILADELPHIA 1… Dallas Keuchel (8-5) held the Phillies to a run on three hits over six innings. Tyler Flowers provided all the offense the Astros needed with a three-run homer in the top of the fourth inning.

Milwaukee 7 – MIAMI 5… Mike Moustakas blasted his second two-run homer of the game in the top of the ninth inning to break a tie and send the Brewers past the Marlins. Trent Grisham homered to lead off the game.

N.Y. METS 9 – Arizona 0… Steven Matz (10-8) pitched four-hit ball over six innings and three relievers completed the Mets’ blanking of the Diamondbacks. Todd Frazier and Jeff McNeill both homered twice and drove in three runs.

COLORADO 2 – St. Louis 1… Antonio Senzatela (9-10) held the Cardinals to a run on four hits over six innings. Ian Desmond hit a tie-breaking solo homer in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Pittsburgh 6 – SAN FRANCISCO 3… Colin Moran and Adam Frazier both had a couple of hits and drove in a run as the Pirates doubled up on the Giants.

SAN DIEGO 4 – Chi. Cubs 0… Chris Paddack (9-7) allowed just three hits over six innings and two relievers preserved the Padres’ shutout of the Cubs. Manuel Margot went 3-for-4 with a solo homer.

AL SCORES…
TORONTO 8 – Boston 0… Four pitchers combined on a two-hitter as the Blue ays blanked the Red Sox. Rowdy Tellez and Teoscar Hernandez homered. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. drove in three runs.

TEXAS 10 – Tampa Bay 9… The Rangers erupted to score seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and needed a three-run from Rougned Odor in the bottom of the seventh inning to get past the Rays. Danny Santana lined a two-run single.

Cleveland 4 – L.A. ANGELS 3… The Indians did all their scoring in their first two at-bats and held off the Angels. Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor homered.

Oakland 5 – HOUSTON 3… Sean Murphy’s leadoff homer sparked a four-run top of the sixth inning that carried the Athletics past the Astros. Marcus Semien homered to lead off the fourth. Brett Anderson (12-9) allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings.

Kansas City 8 – CHI. WHITE SOX 6… Jorge Soler hit a pair of two-run homers to help power the Royals past the White Sox. Adalberto Mondesi also homered with a runner aboard.

N.Y. Yankees – DETROIT (PPD)… Rain in Detroit forced postponement of last night’s Yankees-Tigers game. It will be made up as part of a doubleheader today.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES…
BALTIMORE 7 – L.A. Dodgers 3… Jonathan Villar blasted a three-run homer and Pedro Severino added a two-run shot as the Orioles cruised past the Dodgers. Dwight Smith Jr. drove in two runs with a single and a double.

Washington 6 – MINNESOTA 2… Ryan Zimmerman belted a two-run homer and singled home a run as the Nationals handled the Twins. Stephen Strasburg (17-6) gave up two runs on four hits over six innings.

SEATTLE 5 – Cincinnati 3… Kyle Lewis’ three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning proved to be decisive in the Mariners’ win over the Reds. Marco Gonzales (15-11) surrendered two runs on five hits over seven innings.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE…
Arizona (Alex Young, 7-3) is at the N.Y. Mets (Marcus Stroman, 7-13)…
Miami (Caleb Smith, 8-9) hosts Milwaukee (Gio Gonzalez, 2-2)…
St. Louis (Miles Mikolas, 8-13) is at Colorado (Tim Melville, 2-1)…
San Diego (Dinelson Lamet, 2-4) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Yu Darvish, 5-6)…
Pittsburgh (Joe Musgrove, 9-12) is at San Francisco (Jeff Samardzija, 10-11)…
Philadelphia (Drew Smyly, 3-1) hosts Atlanta (Julio Teheran (10-8)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE…
the N.Y. Yankees (J.A. Happ, 12-8/CC Sabathia, 5-8) are at Detroit (Matthew Boyd, 8-10/Spencer Turnbull, 3-14) for a doubleheader…
the Chi. White Sox (Lucas Giolito, 14-8) host Kansas City (Jorge Lopez, 3-7)…
Boston (Jhoulys Chacin, 3-10) is at Toronto (Clay Buchholz, 1-4)…
Texas (Kolby Allard, 4-0) hosts Tampa Bay (Brendan McKay, 2-3)…
Oakland (Homer Bailey, 12-8) is at Houston (Justin Verlander, 18-5)…

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE…
the L.A. Dodgers (Rich Hill, 4-1) are at Baltimore (Dylan Bundy, 6-13)…
Minnesota (Kyle Gibson, 13-6) hosts Washington (Patrick Corbin, 11-7)…
Cincinnati (Tyler Mahle, 2-11) is at Seattle (Justin Dunn, 0-0)

TONIGHT’S NFL SCHEDULE…
Tampa Bay (0-1) is at Carolina (0-1)

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