Mondays stories from the sporting world include an epic battle in the Bronx, a winning streak coming to an end in St. Louis, a slugger slugging his league-leading 42nd home run and more.
New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman served up a game-tying solo home run in the top of the 9th inning to Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers. Boston would push across a run in the top of the 10th inning and would defeat New York by a final score of 3-2. The blown save is New York’s 20th of the season and the Red Sox now have a 5 1/2 game lead in the American League East.
Howie Kendrick of the Washington Nationals blasted a walk-off grand slam in the 11th inning to give Washington a 6-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Earlier in the day, it was announced that Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper would he heading to the disabled list with a bruised left knee.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim topped the Seattle Mariners, 4-2, at Safeco Field to complete a four-game series sweep. The Angels were led by strong pitching from starter Parker Bridwell as he allowed one run on four hits en route to his fifth win in seven starts.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won yet another series as they defeated the San Diego Padres, 6-4, on Sunday at Dodger Stadium. Yasmani Grandal of the Dodgers homered while Justin Turner launched two home runs of his own to help LA avoid losing their first series since the first week of June.
The Chicago Cubs defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-2, on Sunday afternoon at Chase Field. The Cubs were led by strong pitching from Jake Arrieta and Javier Baez’s three-run homer. Chicago now holds a one-game lead over the second-place St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central.
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlines connected on his 42nd home run of the season, matching Gary Sheffield for a Marlins record set in 1996. Miami would sweep Colorado with a 5-3 victory Sunday at Marlins Park.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel outdueled Texas Rangers starting pitcher Andrew Cashner as the Astros earned a 2-1 victory at Globe Life Park, snapping their five-game losing streak.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher R.A. Dickey kept St. Louis bats at bay as the Braves edged the Cardinals, 6-3, on Sunday at Busch Stadium. The Braves ended St. Louis’ eight-game winning streak while putting an end to their five-game skid.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has stated that there is no guarantee that quarterback Andrew Luck will be ready for the regular-season opening game against the Rams. Luck is throwing regularly after taking extreme caution with his surgically repaired shoulder all offseason.
Bryan Murray, the most recent general manager of the Ottawa Senators, has died of colon cancer. He was 74.