DORIAN NEARING CAROLINAS… Hurricane warning and watches are in effect throughout parts of Florida and the Carolinas as Dorian continues its approach. The National Hurricane Center expects the storm to spin toward Charleston, South Carolina, this morning and skirt the coast until making landfall somewhere in the Carolinas tomorrow. The hurricane is already blamed for the deaths of at least 20 people in the northern Bahamas. Conditions forced the cancellation of about 800 flights in the Southeast yesterday.

DEFENSE FUNDS DIVERTED FOR WALL CONSTRUCTION… The Pentagon yesterday released the list of 127 Defense Department projects that will be set aside as part of a Trump administration plan to divert $3.6 billion toward the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico. The projects affected included the building of schools and daycare centers for military families, hazardous waste warehouse facilities and fire stations. President Trump declared a national emergency earlier this year to access the funds from the military construction budget.

FORMER WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL ACQUITTED… The three-week trial of former White House counsel Greg Craig concluded yesterday with the jury acquitting him on a charge of lying to the Justice Department about work he had done on behalf of Ukraine in 2012. The Justice Department claimed that Craig was acting as a foreign agent when he and his former law firm were hired to write a report about a high-profile political trial. The Justice Department accused Craig of acting as a foreign agent and failing to register his activity. Federal prosecutors filed charges after Craig allegedly made misleading statements to avoid the need to register. Craig served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton and was White House counsel in the first year of the Obama administration.

HOUSE PANEL SUBPOENAS OVER ALLEGED PARDON OFFERS… The House Judiciary Committee has filed subpoenas in response to President Trump’s alleged attempts to offer pardons to officials “carrying out his illegal and cruel immigration policies. The committee wants the Department of Homeland Security to turn over materials related to the matter. According to the New York Times, Trump told then-Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan that he would pardon him if he went to jail for illegally blocking migrants from entering the U.S. McAleenan, who currently serves as the acting Homeland Security secretary, has until September 17 to submit the requested materials.

EXECUTION IN TEXAS… A Texas death row inmate convicted in the fatal stabbing of an 89-year-old woman and her daughter in 2003 was executed in Texas last night. 64-year-old Billy Jack Crutsinger was administered a lethal injection at the state penitentiary in Huntsville for the killings of Pearl Magouirk and her 71-year-old daughter, Patricia Syren. Crutsinger killed the two women and stole Syren’s car and credit card after entering the home under the pretense of a handyman.

ENTERTAINMENT
MAN CHARGED FOR SELLING MAC MILLER A FATAL DOSE OF DRUGS… The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced yesterday that a California man is facing charges related to his alleged sale of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl to Mack Miller before the rapper’s death in September 2018. The 26-year-old Miller died after snorting the bogus painkillers, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed yesterday. Prosecutors also allege that 28-year-old Cameron James Pettit supplied Miller with other drugs prior to his death. An autopsy found that Miller, whose real name was Malcolm McCormick, died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol.

POLITE INTRUDER AT TAYLOR SWIFT’S HOME ARRESTED… Police in Westerly, Rhode Island, confirmed yesterday that they arrested a 26-year-old man who allegedly broke into Taylor Swift’s beachfront mansion on Friday. Officers responding to an alarm at the property found the suspect, Richard Joseph McEwan, barefoot inside. When asked why he had removed his shoes, McEwan explained that he had been taught that it was polite to take off your shoes before entering someone’s home. Charges against him include breaking and entering and willful trespassing.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
N.Y. Mets 8 – WASHINGTON 4… Pete Alonso blasted his 45th homer to take the MLB lead and the Mets doubled up on the Nationals. Robinson Cano and Juan Lagares also went deep. Jeff McNeil stroked a pair of run-scoring singles.

CINCINNATI 8 – Philadelphia 5… The Reds recovered to down the Phillies after blowing a 5-0 lead. Jose Iglesias drilled a go-ahead solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning. Reliever Michael Lorenzen (1-4) hit a two-run homer in the eighth and finished the game playing center field. He became the first player since Babe Ruth on June 13, 1921, to hit a homer, play the outfield and be the winning pitcher in the same game.

PITTSBURGH 6 – Miami 5… Elias Diaz homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning and Bryan Reynolds came through with a walkoff two-run single as the Pirates rallied past the Marlins. Adam Frazier went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple.

San Francisco 9 – ST. LOUIS 8… The Giants fought their way past the Cardinals after blowing four- and three-run leads. Kevin Pillar connected for a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning. Brandon Crawford blasted a three-run shot. Mike Yastrzemski also went deep.

ARIZONA – San Diego 1… Zac Gallen (3-4) limited the Padres to one hit over seven scoreless innings and the Diamondbacks pulled off the win. Ketel Marte broke a scoreless tie with a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning.

L.A. DODGERS 7 – Colorado 3… Joc Pederson homered twice and knocked in three runs to lead the Dodgers past the Rockies.

AL SCORES
N.Y. YANKEES 4 – Texas 1… Aaron Judge homered with a runner aboard and Gleyber Torres added a solo shot as the Yankees cruised to the win. Five pitchers held the Rangers scoreless over the first eight innings.

BOSTON 6 – Minnesota 2… Mookie Betts went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers and five RBIs in leading the Red Sox past the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez (17-5) pitched five-hit ball over seven scoreless innings.

CLEVELAND 8 – Chi. White Sox 6… Yu Chang’s two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning proved to be the difference in the Indians’ win over the White Sox. Franmil Reyes blasted a two-run homer. Oscar Mercado went 3-for-4 with an RBI single. Shane Bieber (13-7) gave up two runs on six hits over seven innings.

KANSAS CITY 5 – Detroit 4… The Royals erased a 3-0 deficit on their way past the Tigers. Jorge Soler homered. Alex Gordon went 3-for-3 with a run-scoring single. Hunter Dozer had three hits and scored twice.

OAKLAND 4 – L.A. Angels 0… Tanner Roark (9-8) surrendered five hits over 6-2/3 innings and got help from two relievers in the shutout of the Angels. Marcus Semien homered with a runner aboard for the Athletics. Jurickson Profar and Sean Murphy also went deep.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Philadelphia (Jason Vargas, 6-7) is at Cincinnati (Sonny Gray, 10-6)…
St. Louis (Dakota Hudson, 14-6) hosts San Francisco (Logan Webb, 1-0)…
Miami (Elieser Hernandez, 3-5) is at Pittsburgh (Dario Agrazal, 4-3)…
Milwaukee (Chase Anderson, 6-4) hosts the Chi. Cubs (Jose Quintana, 12-8)…
Washington (Stephen Strasburg, 16-5) is at Atlanta (Max Fried, 15-4)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
the Chi. White Sox (Reynaldo Lopez, 8-12) are at Cleveland (Zach Plesac, 7-5)…
Kansas City (Glenn Sparkman, 3-10) hosts Detroit (Matthew Boyd, 7-10)…
the L.A. Angels (Jose Suarez, 2-5) are at Oakland (Chris Bassitt, 9-5)…
Baltimore (Dylan Bundy, 6-13) hosts Texas (Kolby Allard, 3-0)…
Minnesota (Martin Perez, 9-6) is at Boston (Nathan Eovaldi, 1-0)…
Tampa Bay (Austin Pruitt, 2-0) hosts Toronto (Trent Thornton, 4-9)…
Seattle (Marco Gonzales, 14-11) is at Houston (Wade Miley, 13-4)

U.S. OPEN TENNIS… 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu continued her magical run by defeating Elise Mertens yesterday to reach the semifinal round of the U.S. Open. The 15th-seeded Adnreescu next faces 13th-seeded Belinda Bencic, a 7-6, 6-3 winner over Donna Vekic. Fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina takes on eighth-seeded Serena Williams today in the women’s other semifinal. In the men’s quarterfinals, 24th-seeded Matteo Berrettini eliminated 13th-seeded Gael Monfils’s 3-6 6-3 6-2 3-6 7-6(5) and second-seeded Rafael Nadal downed 20th-seeded Diego Schartzman 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. The two winners meet in a semifinal-round match tomorrow. Fifth-seeded Daniil Mevedev and unseeded Grigor Dimitrov battle in the other semifinal matchup.

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.

ENTERTAINMENT
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.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
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.

AL SCORES
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.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
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.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
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)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
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.

The Rundown for September 3, 2019

DEPORTATION DEFERRAL UNDER REVIEW… U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is reconsidering its decision to disregard applications for deportation deferrals from immigrants with life-threatening conditions. The New York Times reported yesterday that the agency might re-open applications that were under consideration when the program was eliminated on August 7. According to the Times, a “very limited version” of the medical deferral program is “still under review.”

DORIAN POUNDS BAHAMAS… Hurricane Dorian came to a stop in the Bahamas yesterday afternoon, but forecasters expect it to move towards Florida later today before moving on to Georgia and South Carolina later this week. The storm-related death toll in the Bahamas rose to at least five. The Red Cross says about 13,000 houses may have been destroyed or damaged.

DRAFT PEACE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH TALIBAN… Reuters reported yesterday that a draft peace agreement with the Taliban calls for the U.S. to withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases in the country. Chief U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad said the withdrawal and base closures would occur within 135 days if President Trump approves the deal. On their end of the deal, the Taliban has agreed not to let groups like al Qaeda or Islamic State use the country as a base for attacks against the U.S. and its allies.

HOUSE PANEL PROBES TRUMP’S PAYOFFS… The House Judiciary Committee is planning to hold hearings on the hush-money payments made to ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels as soon as next month, according to the Washington Post. Committee members will question witnesses involved in the payments about President Trump’s alleged involvement. Earlier this year, Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, showed Congress what he claimed were reimbursement checks signed by Trump, his son, and Trump Organization’s chief financial officer for the payment he made to Daniels.

DEATH TOLL AT 8 IN DIVE-BOAT FIRE.. The discovery of four bodies on the ocean floor yesterday raised the death toll from yesterday morning’s dive-boat fire off the Southern California coast to eight. Authorities say some 26 people remain missing. A Coast Guard spokesperson said the search for the other missing victims would continue into this morning and urged people to be prepared for “the worst outcome.” Five crew members who survived the fire have been interviewed by police but investigators haven’t disclosed a cause.

ENTERTAINMENT
FETTY WAP ARRESTED… Rapper Fetty Wap was arrested in Las Vegas yesterday for allegedly punching a valet outside the Mirage Hotel. The rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, reportedly punched the attendant three times after an argument turned violent. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department took the 28-year-old Maxwell into custody and released him hours later.

TAYLOR SWIFT TOPS ALBUM CHART… Taylor Swift’s new release, “Lover,” sold 867,000 copies to open atop the Billboard album chart. Young Thug’s “So Much Fun” finished in second place. Brockhampton’s “Ginger,” Jeezy’s “TM104: The Legend of the Snowman” and Lizzo’s “Cuz I Love You” completed the top five.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
N.Y. Mets 7 – WASHINGTON 3… Noah Syndergaard (10-7) pitched three-hit ball and struck out 10 over seven scoreless innings as the Mets breezed past the Nationals. Jeff McNeil hit a two-run homer. J.D. Davis went 3-for-5 with a two-run double.

Philadelphia 7 – CINCINNATI 1… Rhys Hoskins homered twice and drove in three runs to lead the Phillies past the Reds. Scott Kingery, Aristides Aquino and Bryce Harper also went deep. Drew Smyly (3-6) allowed just a run on four hits over 5-1/3 innings.

ST. LOUIS 3 – San Francisco 1… Adam Wainwright (10-9) limited the Giants to four hits over seven scoreless innings. Kolten Wong tripled home a run in the bottom of the first inning and scored on Paul Goldschmidt’s grounder.

ARIZONA 14 – San Diego 7… Ketel Marte hit a two-run homer and doubled home two runs in leading the Diamondbacks in their pounding of the Padres. Josh Rojas, Eduardo Escobar and Christian Walker hit sixth-inning homers.

L.A. DODGERS 16 – Colorado 9… Joc Pederson went 3-for-3 with a pair of homers and five RBIs in leading the Dodgers past the Rockies. Chris Taylor added a pair of solo blasts. Corey Seager hit a three-run homer. Matt Beaty homered and drove in three runs.

AL SCORES
Texas 7 – N.Y. YANKEES 0… Mike Minor (12-8) allowed five hits over 7-1/3 innings and two relievers completed the Rangers’ blanking of the Yankees. Delino DeShields blasted a three-run homer. Jose Trevino and Shin-Soo Choo added solo shots.

TAMPA BAY 5 – Baltimore 4 (10 innings)… Tommy Pham singled home Joey Wendle with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Rays outlasted the Orioles. Pham also stroked a two-run double. Austin Meadows homered with a runner aboard for Tampa Bay.

Minnesota 4 – DETROIT 3… Max Kepler singled home the tying and go-ahead runs in the top of the eighth inning and the Twins held on to edge the Tigers. Ehire Adrianza belted a two-run homer.

CLEVELAND 11 – Chi. White Sox 3… Franmil Reyes lined a bases-clearing double in the bottom of the first inning and the Indians never looked back in their thrashing of the White Sox. Jake Bauers homered with a runner aboard. Carlos Santana smacked a solo blast.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
ATLANTA 6 – Toronto 3… Josh Donaldson and Johan Camargo hit two-run homers as the Braves doubled up on the Blue Jays. Atlanta scored two unearned runs in the third.

CHI. CUBS 5 – Seattle 1… Kyle Schwarber legged out a bases-loaded triple as the Cubs scored all five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to put away the Mariners.

Houston 3 – MILWAUKEE 2 (10 innings)… George Springer led off the top of the 10th inning with a tie-breaking homer and the Astros made it stand in their defeat of the Brewers. Yordan Alvarez also circled the bases for Houston.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Philadelphia (Vince Velasquez, 6-7) is at Cincinnati (Lucas Sims, 2-1)…
Washington (Max Scherzer, 9-5) hosts the N.Y. Mets (Jacob deGrom, 8-8)…
Miami (Sandy Alcantara, 4-12) is at Pittsburgh (Mitch Keller, 1-3)…
St. Louis (Jack Flaherty, 8-7) hosts San Francisco (Dereck Rodriguez, 5-7)…
San Diego (Ronald Bolanos, 0-0) is at Arizona (Merrill Kelly, 9-13)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Julio Urias, 4-3) host Colorado (Chi Chi Gonzalez, 0-6)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Baltimore (Ty Blach, 0-2/TBA) is at Tampa Bay (Trevor Richards, 1-0/TBA) for a doubleheader…
the N.Y. Yankees (James Paxton, 11-6) host Texas (Edinson Volquez, 0-0)…
the Chi. White Sox (Dylan Cease, 3-7) are at Cleveland (Mike Clevinger, 10-2)…
Boston (Rick Porcello, 12-10) hosts Minnesota (Randy Dobnak, 0-0)…
Detroit (Daniel Norris, 3-11) is at Kansas City (Mike Montgomery, 2-5)…
Oakland (Mike Fiers, 13-3) hosts the L.A. Angels (Jaime Barria, 4-7)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Toronto (Wilmer Font, 2-1) is at Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz, 4-5)…
Milwaukee (Jordan Lyles, 9-8) is at Houston (Zack Greinke, 14-4)…
the Chi. Cubs (Jon Lester, 11-9) host Seattle (Felix Hernandez, 1-4)

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORE
#9 Notre Dame 35, LOUISVILLE 17

U.S. OPEN TENNIS… 13th-seeded Belinda Bencic upset top-seeded Naomi Osaka 5-4, 7-6 yesterday in the Round of 16 in the U.S. Open. She next faces Donna Vekic, a winner over Julia Goerges. On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal defeated Marin Cilic 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 and advanced to the quarterfinals. Next up for him is No. 20 Diego Schwartzman, who eliminated No. 6 Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-3.

The Rundown for September 2, 2019

FLORIDA PREPARES FOR DORIAN… Mandatory evacuations were ordered for parts of Florida yesterday as Hurricane Dorian closed within 200 miles of West Palm Beach. By then, the hurricane had made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm and was headed northwest at about eight miles per hour. The storm is expected to move closer to Florida today and blow closer to the Carolinas and make landfall. Forecasters say Dorian could dump 24 inches of rain and create storm surges between 10 and 15 feet above normal levels.

U.S. IMPOSES NEW TARIFFS ON CHINA… The tariff war with China continued yesterday when the U.S. began imposing a 15-percent charge on $112 billion of Chinese imports. The new tariff applies to a wide range of consumer goods. Beijing has started to impose retaliatory tariffs on some of the U.S. goods on its $75 billion target list. Another round of U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports is set to go into effect Dec. 15. A J.P. Morgan estimate claimed that the new tariffs could cost the average American household $1,000 a year. President Trump announced later yesterday that trade talks with China remain on the schedule for later this month.

DEATH TOLL RISES TO 8 IN WEST TEXAS SHOOTINGS… The death toll from Saturday’s shooting in West Texas rose to eight yesterday. Authorities say the gunman fatally shot seven people before police killed him. The gunman opened fire on Texas troopers conducting a traffic stop in Midland and then began firing at people he encountered as he drove to Odessa. 22 people were injured, including a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, an Odessa police officer, a Midland police officer and a 17-month-old child. 10 of the injured were listed in critical condition at two hospitals yesterday.

LOOSER GUN LAWS TAKE EFFECT IN TEXAS… In the wake of another mass shooting in Texas, the state yesterday enacted new laws that loosen gun restrictions. The new laws: allow licensed gun owners to store a firearm or ammunition in a locked vehicle on a school parking lot; loosen restrictions on how many armed school marshals a school district can appoint; allow some foster homes to store firearms and ammunition in a safe and secure place for personal protection; ban homeowners or landlords of rental property from prohibiting residents from lawfully possessing, carrying, transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition in the property; prohibit residents from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun while evacuating from a state or local disaster area; and allow licensed handgun owners to legally carry their weapons in places of worship.

TALKS WITH TALIBAN ONGOING DESPITE ATTACKS… U.S. negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad says progress has been made in a peace deal with the Taliban. His statements followed a round of talks in Doha and as he was traveling to Kabul for additional discussions. Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported that the Taliban attacked a second Afghan city in as many days. According to an Afghanistan Interior Ministry report, dozens of Taliban fighters, 20 members of government security forces and five civilians were killed in the fighting.

ENTERTAINMENT
KEVIN HART INJURED IN CAR CRASH… Kevin Hart and a man driving one of his cars suffered serious back injuries in an auto accident yesterday in Los Angeles. The comic actor was a passenger in the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that he gave himself for his 40th birthday. The driver lost control of the muscle car and rolled into an embankment. A second passenger in the vehicle was not injured. California Highway Patrol says alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Angel has Fallen” took in $11.5 million to remain atop the weekend box office. “Good Boys” stayed in second place with $9.1 million. “The Lion King” rose to fourth place after bringing in $6.7 million. “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” finished fourth with $6.2 million. “Overcomer” capped the top five with $5.7 million.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
ST. LOUIS 4 – Cincinnati 3… Harrison Baer singled home Tyler O’Neill with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cardinals edged the Reds in a doubleheader opener.

Cincinnati 5 – ST. LOUIS 3… The Reds handled the Cardinals to earn a split of the twinbill. Phillip Ervin singled home a run and homered. Nick Senzel also circled the bases. Luis Castillo (14-5) allowed three runs on five hits over six innings.

WASHINGTON 9 – Miami 3… Anthony Rendon, Ryan Zimmerman and Juan Soto hit two-run homers as the Nationals thrashed the Marlins. Yan Gomes added a solo shot. Patrick Corbin surrendered three runs on three hits over six innings.

Milwaukee 4 – CHI. CUBS 0… Seven pitchers combined on a four-hitter as the Brewers blanked the Cubs. Christian Yelich put the game away with a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning.

Pittsburgh 6 – COLORADO 2… Steven Brault (4-3) pitched and batted the Pirates past the Rockies. On the mound, he held Colorado to two runs on four hits over 6-1/3 innings. One of the runs was unearned. At the plate, he drilled a solo homer. Adam Frazier homered to lead off the game. Bryan Reynolds went 3-for-5 and scored twice.

San Diego 8 – SAN FRANCISCO 4… Ty France homered twice and drove in four runs as the Padres doubled up on the Giants. Greg Garcia led of the game with a homer.

L.A. Dodgers 4 – ARIZONA 3 (11 innings)… Joc Peterson smacked a tie-breaking homer to lead off the top of the 11th inning and the Dodgers made it stand in a come-from-behind win over the Diamondbacks. Cody Bellinger tied the game with a ninth-inning homer. David Freese and Russell Martin also went deep for L.A.

PHILADELPHIA 5 – N.Y. Mets 2… Scott Kingery’s bases-clearing double in the bottom of the eighth inning sent the Phillies past the Mets. Brad Miller hit a leadoff homer and Corey Dickerson singled home a run as Philadelphia scored its first two runs in the second.

AL SCORES
Houston 2 – TORONTO 0… Justin Verlander (17-5) tossed his third career no-hitter and the Astros clipped the Blue Jays. The 36-year-old righthander became one of just six pitchers who have thrown at least three no-hitters. He struck out 14 and walked just one in the gem. The game was scoreless until Abraham Toro homered with a runner aboard in the top of the ninth inning.

N.Y. YANKEES 5 – Oakland 4… The Yankees overcame a 4-0 eighth-inning deficit to upend the Athletics. Brett Gardner and pinch-hitter Mike Ford led off the bottom of the ninth inning with tying and walkoff homers, respectively. Gleyber Torres lifted a sacrifice fly and Didi Gregorius lined a two-run single in the eighth.

TAMPA BAY 8 – Cleveland 2… Nate Lowe smashed a two-run homer and Travis d’Arnaud knocked in a pair of runs as the Rays cruised past the Indians. Charlie Morton (14-6) allowed a run on four hits over 5-1/3 innings.

Minnesota 8 – DETROIT 3… Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with a pair of run-scoring singles in leading the Twins past the Tigers. Jake Cave had a couple of hits, including a two-run single. Michael Pineda (11-5) gave up two runs on five hits over six innings.

KANSAS CITY 6 – Baltimore 4… Alex Gordon doubled home a tying run in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored a go-ahead run on Meibrys Viloria’s single. Whit Merrifield added an eighth-inning homer. Hunter Dozier stroked a two-run double for Kansas City.

Seattle 11 – TEXAS 3… The Mariners opened with a four-run top of the first inning and didn’t let up in their pounding of the Rangers. Kyle Seager blasted a three-run homer. Tom Murphy and Daniel Vogelbach delivered solo blasts. Dee Gordon produced a two-run single.

Boston 4 – L.A. ANGELS 3… The Red Sox built a 4-0 lead after 2-1/2 innings and held on to top the Angels. Xander Bogaerts singled home a run in the top of the first inning and homered with a runner aboard in the third. J.D. Martinez also went deep for Boston.

INTERLEAGUE SCORE
ATLANTA 5 – Chi. White Sox 3… Freddie Freeman belted two two-run homers and singled home a run in carrying the Braves over the White Sox. Julio Teheran (9-8) allowed two runs on three hits over six innings.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Mets (Noah Syndergaard, 9-7) are at Washington (Joe Ross, 3-3)…
Cincinnati (Anthony DeSclafani, 9-7) hosts Philadelphia (Drew Smyly, 1-1)…
San Francisco (Tyler Beede, 3-8) is at St. Louis (Adam Wainwright, 9-9)…
Arizona (Mike Leake, 1-2) hosts San Diego (Cal Quantrill, 6-5)…
Colorado (Peter Lambert, 2-5) is at the L.A. Dodgers (Walker Buehler, 11-3)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Texas (Mike Minor, 11-8) is at the N.Y. Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka, 10-7)…
Tampa Bay (Ryan Yarbrough, 11-3) hosts Baltimore (Asher Wojociechowski, 2-7)…
Minnesota (Jake Odorizzi, 14-6) is at Detroit (Jordan Zimmermann, 1-9)…
Cleveland (Aaron Civale, 2-3) hosts the Chi. White Sox (Ross Detwiler, 2-4)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Toronto (Jacob Waguespack, 4-2) is at Atlanta (Mike Soroka, 10-3)…
the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 9-9) host Seattle (Justus Sheffield, 0-1)…
Houston (Gerrit Cole, 15-5) is at Milwaukee (Adrian Houser, 6-5)

TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORE
#4 OKLAHOMA 49, Houston 31

TODAY’S TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
#9 Notre Dame is at Louisville

U.S. OPEN TENNIS… Eighth-seeded Serena Williams downed No. 22 Petra Martic, 6-3, 6-4, in their fourth-round match at the United States Open yesterday. There were a pair of major upsets on the women’s side as second-seeded Ashleigh Barty fell to No. 18 Wang Qiang, 6-2, 6-4, and third-seeded Karolina Pliskova lost her match to No. 16 Johanna Konta, 6-7 (1), 6-3, 7-5. Only top-seeded Naomi Osaka and fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina remain from the top five women’s seeds. Svitolina defeated No. 10 Madison Keys, 7-5, 6-4, last night. On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic retired during the third set of his match against on Stan Wawrinka. Djokovic was trailing, 6-4, 7-5, 2-1, when he withdrew due to a left shoulder injury. No. 3 Roger Federer swept David Goffin, 6-2, 6-2, 6-0, and advances to take on Grigor Dimitrov in the quarterfinals. Fifth-seeded Daniil Medvedev downed Dominik Köpfer, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (2).

The Rundown for August 29, 2019

DEUTSCHE BANK HAS TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS… Deutsche Bank affirmed yesterday that it possesses Donald Trump’s tax returns. The bank filed a letter in court declaring that it found tax returns “responsive to” subpoenas from Congress. Congressional investigators have been scrutinizing Trump’s finances over loan irregularities. Trump, along with three of his children, sued to block the banks from complying with the subpoenas.

TRUMP USING SECURITY FUNDS TO HOLD MIGRANTS… The Trump administration has announced that it is withdrawing more than $200 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and will use the funds to pay for temporary detention space and hearing locations for asylum applicants waiting in Mexico. NBC News reported that the administration is pulling $271 million from DHS, including $155 million from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund. Approximately $116 million meant for Coast Guard operations, aviation security, and other security needs will be used to pay for almost 6,800 beds for migrants.

WILLIAM BARR BOOKS TRUMP BALLROOM FOR PARTY… The Washington Post reported yesterday that Attorney General William Barr has booked President Trump’s D.C. hotel ballroom for his annual holiday party. Trump will profit about $30,000 from the booking. The disclosure sparked criticism and charges of corruption.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SUES BALTIMORE POLICE OVER RACIAL DISCRIMINATION… The Justice Department filed a lawsuit yesterday accusing the Baltimore County police department of engaging in a pattern of “discrimination against African American applicants” for entry-level positions. According to the Baltimore Sun, the lawsuit focuses on the police department’s written exam for applicants, which the DOJ says has seen white applicants pass at a higher rate than African Americans. The lawsuit asks the department to cease using the exam and asks police to provide relief to those injured by the discrimination and to “correct the present effects of its discriminatory policies and practices” with other policies.

PURDUE PHARMA CONSIDERS SETTLING SUITS… NBC News reported yesterday that OxyContin developer Purdue Pharma has offered to pay $10 billion to $12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits accusing the pharmaceutical company of fueling America’s opioid crisis. The deal was among proposals offered during a meeting between at least 10 state attorneys general and plaintiffs’ lawyers. As part of the deal, Purdue Pharma would declare bankruptcy and form a for-profit “public benefit trust” that would exist for at least 10 years. Purdue Pharma is owned by the Sackler family, which would give up ownership of Purdue Pharma and pay at least $3 billion. The crisis has caused the deaths of more than 400,000 people between 1999 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ENTERTAINMENT
LESLIE JONES LEAVING ‘SNL’… Leslie Jones announced yesterday that she is leaving the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” She joined the show in 2014 as a writer and was publicly promoted to the cast. The comic actress is set to appear in an upcoming sequel to the film “Coming to America” and will host her own Netflix stand-up special next year.

MEEK MILL ENDS LEGAL BATTLE… Meek Mill ended his long legal battle yesterday when he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge. The rapper’s legal problems began in 2007 when he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a Philadelphia police officer and illegally possessing a firearm. He was imprisoned for drug dealing and gun possession before his early release on parole. He has since been sent back to prison multiple times for violating his parole, but the credibility of Mill’s original arresting officer was questioned after he engaged in criminal actions. The Pennsylvania Superior Court last month overturned the felony conviction and removed the city judge who sent him back to prison over minor probation violations.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
Pittsburgh 5 – PHILADELPHIA 4… Adam Frazier scored a tie-breaking run in the top of the ninth inning on Kevin Newman’s infield grounder and the Pirates made it stand in topping the Phillies. Bryan Reynolds and Colin Moran hit two-run homers for Pittsburgh.

Cincinnati 8 – MIAMI 5… Eugenio Suarez and Nick Senzel hit two-run homers for the Reds. Senzel also lined an RBI single. Curt Casali added a solo homer and two-run single.

Chi. Cubs 5 – N.Y. METS 2… Yu Darvish (5-6) held the Mets to a run on five hits over eight innings and the Cubs cruised to the win. Addison Russell and Javier Baez both homered with a runner aboard. Baez also doubled home a run. Mets’ rookie Pete Alonso became the franchise’s all-time single-season home run leader with his 42nd of the season.

St. Louis 6 – MILWAUKEE 3… Yadier Molina went 3-for-3 with a pair of homers and three RBIs in leading the Cardinals past the Brewers. Harrison Bader went 3-for-4 with a run-scoring double. Miles Mikolas (8-13) allowed a run on four hits and struck out 10 over six innings.

Arizona 3 – SAN FRANCISCO 2… Mike Leake (10-10) gave up two runs on four hits over 7-1/3 innings as the Diamondbacks held off the Giants. Ketel Marte connected for a solo homer. Adam Jones and Christian Walker both went 2-for-3 with an RBI single.

L.A. Dodgers 9 – SAN DIEGO 0… Corey Seager, Kiké Hernandez and Will Smith knocked in two runs apiece as the Dodgers bombed the Padres. Joc Pederson and A.J. Pollock hit solo homers. Walker Buehler (11-3) gave up four hits and struck out 11 over six innings. Three relievers completed the shutout.

AL SCORES
Cleveland 10 – DETROIT 1… Adam Plutko (6-3) limited the Tigers to a run on three hits over 5-2/3 innings and got plenty of support in the Indians’ victory. Franmil Reyes belted a three-run homer. Jason Kipnis and Roberto Perez added two-run shots.

HOUSTON 15 – Tampa Bay 1… Yordan Alvarez went 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBIs to lead the Astros in their romp over the Rays. Robinson Chirinos homered with a runner aboard. Justin Verlander (16-5) held Tampa Bay scoreless on four hits before being ejected in the top of the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes.

Minnesota 3 – CHI. WHITE SOX 1… Michael Pineda (10-5) surrendered a run on four hits over eight innings as the Twins clipped the White Sox. Marwin Gonzalez and Jonathan Schoop hit second-inning homers.

Oakland 2 – KANSAS CITY 1… Max Fiers (13-3) gave up just a run on eight hits over 5-1/3 innings and the Athletics held off the Royals. Marcus Semien trotted home in the top of the first inning when Chad Pinder drew a bases-loaded walk and singled home a run in the second.

L.A. ANGELS 5 – Texas 2… Kole Calhoun got the Angels going with a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning and Brian Goodwin followed with a two-run single. Mike Trout homered in the eighth.

N.Y. Yankees 7 – SEATTLE 0… Masahiro Tanaka (10-7) pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and reliever Luis Cessa did the rest in the Yankees’ blanking of the Mariners. Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the top of the first inning and became the third-fastest player in MLB history to reach 100 career home runs. Brett Gardner drilled a three-run blast.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
Baltimore 2 – WASHINGTON 0… Aaron Brooks (4-7) pitched two-hit ball over six innings and four relievers preserved the Orioles’ shutout of the Nationals. Anthony Santander doubled home the only run Baltimore needed in the top of the first inning. Jonathan Villar added a sacrifice fly.

TORONTO 3 – Atlanta 1… Seven Blue Jays pitchers held the Braves at bay. Justin Smoak knocked in two runs with a pair of singles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-4 with an RBI single.

Boston 10 – COLORADO 6… The Red Sox used a four-run top of the seventh inning to put away the Rockies. Brock Holt went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Christian Vazquez hit a two-run homer. Jackie Bradley Jr. added a solo shot. J.D. Martinez produced a pair of run-scoring singles.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
St. Louis (Jack Flaherty, 8-6) is at Milwaukee (Jordan Lyles, 8-8)…
Philadelphia (Vince Velasquez, 5-7) hosts Pittsburgh (Mitch Keller, 1-2)…
the Chi. Cubs (Kyle Hendricks, 9-9) are at the N.Y. Mets (Noah Syndergaard, 9-6)…
Miami (Sandy Alcantara, 4-11) hosts Cincinnati (Anthony DeSclafani, 8-7)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Kenta Maeda, 8-8) are at San Diego (TBA)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
the N.Y. Yankees (James Paxton, 10-6) are at Seattle (Justus Sheffield, 0-0)…
Detroit (Jordan Zimmermann, 1-9) hosts Cleveland (Aaron Civale, 1-3)…
Minnesota (Jake Odorizzi, 13-6) is at the Chi. White Sox (Ross Detwiler, 2-3)…
Houston (Gerrit Cole, 15-5) hosts Tampa Bay (Ryan Yarbrough, 11-3)…
Oakland (Tanner Roark, 2-1) is at Kansas City (Jakob Junis, 8-12)…
the L.A. Angels (Patrick Sandoval, 0-1) host Texas (Ariel Jurado, 6-10)
TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Baltimore (Asher Wojciechowski, 2-6) is at Washington (Max Scherzer, 9-5)…
Toronto (Jacob Waguespack, 4-1) hosts Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz, 4-5)…
Boston (Eduardo Rodriguez, 15-5) is at Colorado (Peter Lambert, 2-4)

The Rundown for August 23, 2019

WHITE HOUSE WON’T CUT FOREIGN AID… The White House is abandoning plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid after being accused of bypassing Congress’ authority over government spending. President Trump said earlier this week that he was considering scaling back the effort to cut aid. The administration’s decision to drop foreign assistance was criticized by members of Congress from both parties.

ATTORNEYS GENERAL SUPPORT CHALLENGE TO IMMIGRATION RULE… A group of 18 attorneys general announced their support yesterday for a challenge to a Trump administration rule that broadly expands its ability to quickly deport undocumented immigrants. The rule grants immigration officials much broader ability to deport undocumented immigrants anywhere in the U.S. unless they can prove they have been in the country continuously for at least two years. The attorneys general filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit brought by advocacy organizations challenging the rule, which expands “expedited removal.” The attorneys general wrote in the brief that they support a preliminary injunction barring the rule from being in effect as the court case plays out.

INDICTMENT TARGETS INTERNET SCAMMERS… Law enforcement officials nationwide arrested more than a dozen people yesterday after the Justice Department unsealed a 252-count indictment accusing 80 people in the U.S. and Nigeria of attempting to steal millions of dollars through Internet scams. In announcing the indictment, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California said most of the defendants are located in Nigeria. Prosecutors say the accused attempted to use business email compromise and romance scams to scam victims out of at least $40 million. The defendants face charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to launder money and aggravated identity theft.

HUGE COCAINE STASH FOUND WITH GROCERY STORE BANANAS… Law enforcement officials in King County, Washington, confirmed yesterday that workers at a Washington state grocery store found more than a half-million dollars worth of cocaine hidden in boxes of bananas meant for sale. The discovery was made at a Safeway store on Sunday. Investigators are trying to determine where the 48 pounds of cocaine was shipped from.

EXECUTION IN FLORIDA. A man convicted of killing six people along the East Coast 25 years ago was executed in Florida last night. Gary Ray Bowles was convicted in 1996 for killings that targeted gay men along Interstate 95 between Florida and Washington, D.C. The 57-year-old Bowles had appealed his sentence on, claiming he is intellectually disabled.

ENTERTAINMENT
WEINSTEIN FACING NEW INDICTMENT… The Manhattan district attorney said yesterday that former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will be arraigned Monday morning on an indictment connected to his upcoming criminal trial. Weinstein is expected to enter a not guilty plea. The Manhattan D.A.’s office has accused Weinstein of sexually assaulting two women in 2006 and 2013. Earlier this month, prosecutors sought a new indictment that would bring testimony from a third woman, former Sopranos actress Annabella Sciorra, who has said Weinstein raped her in 1993.

IN THEATERS… In “Ready or Not,” a bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game. Samara Weaving and Adam Brody star in the R-rated horror film. “Angel Has Fallen” tells the story about a secret service agent who is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat. The R-rated film stars Gerard Butler and Piper Perabo.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
CHI. CUBS 1 – San Francisco 0… Kyle Hendricks (9-9) pitched three-hit ball over seven innings and three relievers preserved the Cubs’ shutout of the Giants. Anthony Rizzo singled home Jason Heyward with the game’s only run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

ATLANTA 3 – Miami 2… Ronald Acuña Jr. singled home Adeiny Hechavarria in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Braves over the Marlins. Freddie Freeman’s solo homer tied the game in the eighth.

Washington 7 – PITTSBURGH 1… Max Scherzer turned in a solid effort on the mound in his return from the disabled list and the Nationals cruised past the Pirates. Scherzer allowed a run on four hits over four innings. Howie Kendrick went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and three RBIs.

ST. LOUIS 6 – Colorado 5… The Cardinals erased a 5-2 sixth-inning deficit to top the Rockies. Dexter Fowler blasted a go-ahead two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh. Marcell Ozuna and Paul DeJong also homered with a runner aboard.

AL SCORES
HOUSTON 6 – Detroit 3… Gerrit Cole (15-5) pitched two-hit ball and struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings and the Astros doubled up on the Tigers. Alex Bregman hit a two-run homer. Michael Brantley went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

CHI. WHITE SOX 6 – Texas 1… Ross Detwiler (2-3) held the Rangers to a run on three hits over six innings and the White Sox cruised to the win. Yoán Moncada homered with a runner on. James McCann also went deep.

Tampa Bay 5 – BALTIMORE 2… The Rays handled the Orioles in a game that featured a two-hour, 16-minute rain delay in Baltimore. Willy Adames went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and two-run single. Austin Meadows also went deep.

OAKLAND 5 – N.Y. Yankees 3… Mark Canha stroked a two-run single to cap a three-run bottom of the first inning and the Athletics cruised past the Yankees. Tanner Roark (8-8) allowed two runs on seven hits over 6-1/3 innings.

BOSTON 5 – Kansas City 4 (10 innings)… It took only 12 minutes for the Red Sox to down the Royals in a game that was suspended by rain on August 7 with the scored tied 4-4 in the 10th inning. Brock Holt singled home pinch-runner Chris Owings with the winning run completion in the bottom of the 10th.

INTERLEAGUE SCORES
N.Y. METS 2 – Cleveland 0… The Mets clipped the Indians in a game that was delayed 2-1/2 hours and eventually called after eight innings due to rain in New York. Wilson Ramos lined a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning to provide the game’s only scoring. Noah Syndergaard (9-6) allowed just two hits over six innings.

L.A. DODGERS 3 – Toronto 2… The Dodgers came alive to score all three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and stun the Blue Jays. Corey Seager stroked a game-tying two-run double and scored the winning run on Enrique Hernandez’s single.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Washington (Anibal Sanchez, 7-6) is at the Chi. Cubs (Jon Lester, 10-8)…
Pittsburgh (Mitch Keller, 1-2) hosts Cincinnati (Anthony DeSclafani, 8-7)…
Atlanta (Mike Foltynewicz, 4-5) is at the N.Y. Mets (Jacob deGrom, 8-7)…
Miami (Hector Noesi, 0-3) hosts Philadelphia (Vince Velasquez, 5-7)…
Arizona (Merrill Kelly, 9-12) is at Milwaukee (Jordan Lyles, 7-8)…
St. Louis (Jack Flaherty, 7-6) hosts Colorado (Peter Lambert, 2-3)…

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Tampa Bay (TBA) is at Baltimore (Ty Blach, 0-1)…
Cleveland (Zach Plesac, 6-4) hosts Kansas City (Jakob Junis, 8-11)…
the L.A. Angels (Jose Suarez, 2-4) are at Houston (Zack Greinke, 13-4)…
the Chi. White Sox (Dylan Cease, 2-6) host Texas (Lance Lynn, 14-8)…
Detroit (Matthew Boyd, 6-9) is at Minnesota (Jose Berrios, 10-6)…
Seattle (Justus Sheffield, 0-0) hosts Toronto (Trent Thornton, 4-8)

TODAY’S INTERLEAGUE SCHEDULE
Boston (Eduardo Rodriguez, 14-5) is at San Diego (Chris Paddack, 7-6)…
the L.A. Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu, 12-3) host the N.Y. Yankees (James Paxton, 9-6)

The Rundown for August 19, 2019

TRUMP SAYS PENCE WILL BE HIS RUNNING MATE… President Trump announced yesterday that he plans on keeping Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate in the 2020 presidential campaign. “I think Mike Pence has been an outstanding VP,” Trump told reporters. The president said other candidates have been mentioned to him, but he called that “standard practice.”

KUDLOW DOESN’T SEE RECESSION, CONFIRMS GREENLAND REPORT… White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and trade adviser Peter Navarro dismissed concerns about a recession yesterday following a roller-coaster week on Wall Street. During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,”Kudlow said “there’s no recession on the horizon,” citing strong retail sales and low unemployment. Kudlow also confirmed that the report claiming President Trump wants to buy Greenland is accurate. Greenland’s government note that their country is not for sale and Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said yesterday, “I strongly hope that this is not meant seriously.”

FORMER LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BABINEAUX DIES… Kathleen Babineaux, the first female governor of Louisiana, has died at 76 after a long battle with cancer. Blanco drew national attention when she presided over the city during Hurricane Katrina. The devastating storm, which left more than 1,400 people dead, struck just a year after Babineaux took office. The governor faced heavy criticism over the federal government’s slow response and for appearing unprepared and indecisive..

POLICE ARREST MAN WHO THREATENED JEWISH CENTER… Police in Ohio say they have arrested a man accused of threatening a Jewish center. New Middletown police say they arrested 20-year-old James Reardon, Jr., at his home Saturday. Police Chief Vincent D’Egidio accused Reardon allegedly of posting the threat in a video he posted last month on social media. Reardon is scheduled to be arraigned today.

MARIJUANA FOUND IN JALAPENO CARGO… Border Patrol agents at the Otay Mesa border crossing in California found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in the a shipment of jalapeños from Mexico late last week. The discovery was made Thursday when a truck driver was flagged for a secondary inspection at the Otay Mesa border crossing in California. Customs and Border Protection said that during the inspection, a K-9 team alerted officers to the peppers. Officials estimate the seized drugs are worth $2.3 million.

ENTERTAINMENT
NETFLIX ANNOUNCES ‘HE-MAN’ CARTOON… Netflix announced yesterday that filmmaker Kevin Smith is making a new “He-Man” cartoon. The original animated adventure series is based on a Mattel toy line. It aired initially on television from 1983 to 85 and remained popular in reruns for years. Smith is best known for his films “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” “Chasing Amy,” “Dogma” and “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.”

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE… “Good Boys” took in $21 million to debut atop the weekend box office. Last week’s champ, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” slipped to second place with $14.1 million. “The Lion King” remained at No. 3 after making $11.9. “The Angry Birds Movie 2” opened in fourth place with $10.5 million. “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” capped the top five with $10 million.

SPORTS
MLB
NL SCORES
San Diego 3 – PHILADELPHIA 2… Eric Lucchesi (8-7) held the Phillies to two runs on three hits over six innings as the Padres held on for the win. Luis Urias homered with a runner aboard. Austin Hedges added a solo shot.

St. Louis 5 – CINCINNATI 4…Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer and Tommy Edman homered with the bases empty for the Cardinals. Lane Thomas went 2-for-4 with an RBI single.

ATLANTA 5 – L.A. Dodgers 3… The Braves rallied past the Dodgers after spotting them an early three-run lead. Rafael Ortega unloaded a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning.

WASHINGTON 16 – Milwaukee 8… Brian Dozier hit a three-run homer and added a solo blast to lead the Nationals in their pounding of the Brewers. Matt Adams and Anthony Rendon also belted three-run homers. Juan Soto hit two solo homers. Victor Robles homered with the bases empty as well.

COLORADO 7 – Miami 6 (10 innings)… The Rockies overcame a 6-4 eighth-inning deficit to edge the Marlins. Garrett Hampson singled home with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. Charlie Blackmon singled home a run and Trevor Story tied the game with a sacrifice fly in the ninth. Blackmon also homered with the bases empty. Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer.

ARIZONA 6 – San Francisco 1… Merrill Kelly (9-12) limited the Giants to a run on six hits over 5-2/3 inning as the Diamondbacks cruised to the win. Wilmer Flores and David Peralta smacked solo homers.

Chi. Cubs 7 – PITTSBURGH 1… Jose Quintana (11-7) pitched five-hit ball over seven scoreless innings and the Cubs breezed past the Pirates in the Little League Classic. Anthony Rizzo homered with a runner aboard. Nicholas Castellanos and Jason Heyward drilled solo blasts.

AL SCORES
BOSTON 13 – Baltimore 7… The Red Sox blew past the Orioles after trailing 6-0 in the third inning. Rafael Devers went 4-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBIs. Sam Travis also went deep. Xavier Bogaerts and J.D. Martinez drove in two runs apiece.

Cleveland 8 – N.Y. YANKEES 4… Oscar Mercado blasted a two-run homer and singled home a run for the Indians. Mike Freeman belted a three-run shot. Francisco Lindor added a solo homer. Mike Clevinger (8-2) surrendered three hits over five scoreless innings.

Seattle 7 – TORONTO 0… Yusei Kikuchi (5-8) tossed a complete-game two-hitter in the Mariners’ shutout of the Blue Jays. Tom Murphy drilled a two-run homer. Kyle Seager, Austin Nola and Keon Broxton all homered with the bases empty.

TAMPA BAY 5 – Detroit 4… Ji-Man Choi delivered a walk-off two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Rays over the Tigers. Tommy Pham’s two-run homer tied the game in the eighth.

Minnesota 6 – TEXAS 3… Jorge Polanco legged out a tie-breaking bases-clearing triple in the top of the eighth inning as the Twins doubled up on the Rangers. Marwin Gonzalez gave Minnesota an early lead with a two-run double in the first.

Houston 4 – OAKLAND 1… Zack Greinke (13-4) held the Athletics to a run on four hits over seven innings on his way to become the third active pitcher to reach career 200 wins. Alex Bregman provided all the offense Houston needed with a three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning.

L.A. ANGELS 9 – Chi. White Sox 2… Matt Thaiss went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and RBI double to lead the Angels in their romp over the White Sox. Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Benboom both homered with a runner on. Kole Calhoun added a solo homer. Griffin Canning (5-6) gave up a run on five hits over seven innings.

INTERLEAGUE SCORE
N.Y. Mets 11 – KANSAS CITY 5… The Mets put away the Royals with a six-run top of the inning after blowing a three-run lead. Michael Conforto hit a three-run homer and singled home a run. Pete Alonso connected for his 40th homer with the bases empty. Amed Rosario went 3-for-5 and knocked in three runs.

TODAY’S NL SCHEDULE
Washington (Joe Ross, 3-3) is at Pittsburgh (Trevor Williams, 5-5)…
Cincinnati (Trevor Bauer, 1-1) hosts San Diego (Eric Lauer, 6-8)…
Milwaukee (Zach Davies, 8-5) is at St. Louis (Dakota Hudson, 11-6)…
Arizona (Zac Gallen, 2-3) hosts Colorado (Chi Chi Gonzalez, 0-4)

TODAY’S AL SCHEDULE
Kansas City (Jorge Lopez, 1-7) is at Baltimore (John Means, 8-8)…
Tampa Bay (Brendan McKay, 2-2) hosts Seattle (Marco Gonzales, 12-10)…
the L.A. Angels (Dillon Peters, 3-1) are at Texas (Kolby Allard, 1-0)…
Houston (Wade Miley, 11-4) hosts Detroit (Edwin Jackson, 3-5)…
the Chi. White Sox (Ivan Nova, 8-9) are at Minnesota (Kyle Gibson, 11-5)