(Baltimore, MD) — Ronald Guzman hit a grand slam in the first inning, but the Rangers pitching could not make it hold up in a 6-5 loss to the Orioles in Baltimore. Mike Minor did not make it out of the third inning to take the loss. Shin-Soo Choo homered in the seventh and extended his on-base streak to 51 games. The game ended when pinch-runner Carlos Tocci was thrown out at home while trying to score from first on an Elvis Andrus double. The Rangers are last in the AL West with a 41-and-56 record.
Rangers Take A Break
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers are off for four days for the All-Star break. They will open a homestand Friday against the Cleveland Indians. Martin Perez is scheduled to start the series opener.
Tigers Cruise Past Astros
(Houston, TX) — The Tigers launched four home runs to power past the Astros 6-3 in Houston. Justin Verlander gave up all four long-balls across six innings of work to take the loss. Verlander wraps up his first half with a 9-and-5 mark. Yuli Gurriel had an RBI and scored a pair of runs in defeat.
MLB National League
Miami Marlins 10, Philadelphia Phillies 5
Washington Nationals 6, New York Mets 1
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Milwaukee Brewers 6 (F/10)
Atlanta Braves 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Cincinnati Reds 4
Chicago Cubs 7, San Diego Padres 4
MLB American League
Boston Red Sox 5, Toronto Blue Jays 2
Baltimore Orioles 6, Texas Rangers 5
Cleveland Indians 5, New York Yankees 2
Detroit Tigers 6, Houston Astros 3
Minnesota Twins 11, Tampa Bay Rays 7 (F/10)
Chicago White Sox 10, Kansas City Royals 1
Colorado Rockies 4, Seattle Mariners 3
Oakland Athletics 6, San Francisco Giants 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Los Angeles Angels 3
MLB Home Run Derby Tonight
(Washington, DC) — The 2018 MLB Home Run Derby is tonight at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The Nats own Bryce Harper headlines the event and will face Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman in the first round. The other six contestants are Milwaukee’s Jesus Aguilar, Philly’s Rhys Hoskins, Houston’s Alex Bregman, the Dodgers’ Max Muncy and the Cubs’ Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber.
Rockets Wrap Up Summer League
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Rockets wrapped up Summer League play with a 92-87 loss to the Cavaliers on Saturday in Las Vegas. Danuel House Jr. led the way with 30 points, six rebounds and three assists in defeat. Houston went 4-and-1 in Las Vegas.
Mavs Sign Antetokounmpo
(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks signed forward Kostas Antetokounmpo to a two-way contract. Philadelphia picked him 60th overall pick in the 2018 draft and traded his rights to Dallas. The Mavericks waved forward Jalen Jones.
John Deere Classic (at Silvis, IL)
1. Michael Kim (-27)
T2. Francesco Molinari (-19)
T2. Joel Dahmen (-19)
T2. Sam Ryder (-19)
T2. Bronson Burgoon (-19)
France Wins World Cup
(Moscow) — France is the winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. They defeated Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s Final in Moscow. This is France’s second World Cup, as they captured the title in 1998. Belgium blanked England 2-nil in the third-place match on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
Novak Djokovic Wins Wimbledon
(London, UK) — Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic is the 2018 Wimbledon champion. Djokovic beat South African player Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 in London. Anderson was hoping to win after his loss to Rafael Nadal in last year’s final. This is Djokovic’s fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam title.
Kate Upton Is Pregnant
(Miami, FL) — Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are having a baby. The 26-year-old “Sports Illustrated” model posted a picture on Instagram yesterday where she revealed the pregnancy in the caption. The caption also tagged her husband, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander. Upton is in Florida for Miami Swim Week.