WASHINGTON (AP) – The game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning Saturday night after police said there was a shooting outside Nationals Park. The shooting, an exchange of gunfire between people in two cars, left three people injured, according to Ashan Benedict, the Metropolitan Police Department’s executive assistant police chief. One of the people who was shot was a woman who was attending the game and who was struck while she was outside the stadium, he said. Her injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. Two people who were in one of the cars later walked into a local hospital with gunshot wounds and were being questioned by investigators, Benedict said, and the extent of their injuries wasn’t immediately clear. Investigators were still trying to locate the second vehicle involved in the shooting. The gunshots caused panic among fans inside the stadium, some of whom ducked for cover, hiding underneath tables and behind seats as announcers warned people to stay inside the park. The Padres had just taken the field for the bottom of the sixth when several loud pops were heard from the left field side of the ballpark. The Padres led 8-4 when the game was halted. It will be resumed Sunday afternoon, followed by the regularly scheduled game. YANKEES 3, RED SOX 1, 6 INNINGS NEW YORK (AP) – Gerrit Cole struck out 11 and New York beat Boston in a game called after six innings because of heavy rain. Gary Sánchez and Gleyber Torres hit back-to-back homers in the sixth off Hirokazu Sawamura (4-1) as the Yankees beat the rival Red Sox for the first time in eight meetings this year. Cole (10-4) allowed one run and five hits in a six-inning complete game. It was his seventh double-digit strikeout game this season. DJ LeMahieu hit an RBI single for the Yankees, who were blanked in the first 13 innings of the series. Nathan Eovaldi allowed one run and two hits in five innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Christian Arroyo hit an RBI single in the second for the Red Sox. CUBS 4, DIAMONDBACKS 2 PHOENIX (AP) – Willson Contreras capped a three-run ninth inning with a two-run homer, sending Chicago past Arizona. Chicago was down 2-1 before it rallied with two out in the ninth. Rafael Ortega doubled and scored on Robinson Chirinos’ pinch-hit single off Joakim Soria (1-4). Contreras then hit a drive to left for his 14th homer. Rex Brothers (3-2) got three outs for the win, and All-Star Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 21st save. It was career save No. 369 for Kimbrel, snapping a tie with Jonathan Papelbon for ninth on baseball’s all-time list. It was the Cubs’ first win when trailing entering the ninth inning since Sept. 12, 2020, at Milwaukee. DODGERS 9, ROCKIES 2 COLORADO (AP) – Max Muncy had two home runs and four hits, Mookie Betts had a homer among his four extra-base hits before leaving with a hip problem, and Los Angeles won its fourth straight. Muncy homered is his last two at-bats and finished with five RBIs. Walker Buehler (10-1) pitched seven strong innings to reach double digits in wins. He set down the last 13 batters he faced after yielding a double with two outs to Ryan McMahon in the bottom of the third. A.J. Pollock also homered, and Justin Turner hit a two-run double in the ninth ahead of Muncy’s second homer of the night, off reliever Zac Rosscup. McMahon had a run-scoring double and starter Kyle Freeland had a sacrifice fly for Colorado. Kyle Freeland (1-4) went six innings and allowed three runs on six hits. He struck out four. TIGERS 1, TWINS 0, 1ST GAME TIGERS 5, TWINS 4, 8 INNINGS, 2ND GAME
Read More


Leave a Reply