MLB wrap: Josh Bell’s 3 home runs help Pirates demolish Cubs

first_imgBell hit homers in the first, second and eighth just one day after he made the All-Star roster and became a derby participant. It was the 20th three-homer game in franchise history, according to MLB.com, and the first ever by a switch-hitter.✌️#BELLieve pic.twitter.com/WgFtNJGNN9— Pirates (@Pirates) July 2, 2019Bell wasn’t the only one with a hot bat in Pittsburgh.  Related News Colin Moran went a perfect 5 for 5 with two RBIs, Adam Frazier was 5 for 6 with a pair of RBIs and five other Pirates each finished with one RBI.Adbert Alzolay had a rough start against Pittsburgh and was ultimately pegged with the loss. He lasted 2 2/3 inning and allowed 10 hits and seven earned runs.The Pirates are five games behind the National League Central-leading Brewers.Chicago falls to one game behind Milwaukee.Studs of the NightChristian Yelich hit his major league-leading 30th home run to help the Brewers rally and beat the Reds, 8-6.#30 for the MVP! #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/iMEC6tJJEb— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) July 2, 2019Kevin Kiermaier hit a three-run homer to lift Tampa Bay over Baltimore, 6-3. Dud of the NightThe Royals could have used a little more offense to keep up with the Blue Jays, who won 11-4 on Monday. Alex Gordon finished 0 for 4 with two strikeouts for Kansas City. Autopsy set for Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs; Rangers-Angels game to be played Tuesday MLB teams, players mourn death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggscenter_img HighlightThis is both an offensive highlight and a clip that could end up on the Padres’ blooper reel as the Giants’ Austin Slater hit an RBI triple that bounced around outfielder Franmil Reyes.Hello, Austin Slater. 👊#SFGiants pic.twitter.com/R4ZVXg5ng9— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) July 2, 2019What’s Next?Yankees (54-28) at Mets (38-47), 7:10 p.m. ET — It’s a showdown in New York. The Yankees return to their home state to face the Mets on Tuesday. They have won 13 of their last 14 games, including a sweep of Boston in the London Series. The Yankees hope to keep winning and will send James Paxton (5-3, 4.34 ERA) to the mound. Meanwhile, the Mets have been struggling, dropping seven of their last eight. They have a lot of ground to gain in the NL East and will hope to turn the tide with Zack Wheeler (6-5, 4.51 ERA) starting. Someone must not have told Josh Bell that Monday wasn’t the Home Run Derby.The Pirates first baseman hit three home runs in the team’s 18-5 win over the Cubs. He finished 4 for 6 with seven RBIs.last_img read more

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UPDATED: Wildcats fall to consolation round at High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats came close, but just couldn’t get the key points at the right time in dropping a 3-1 decision to White Rock Christian Academy in quarter final action Friday at the at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Selkirk College in Castlegar.White Rock, advancing to Saturday’s semi final against top seed Immaculata of Kelowna, won the match 25-22, 20-25, 25-23, 25-23 to advance down the playoff trail.Mount Sentinel drops to consolation round play, meeting Kelowna Christian today at 12:30 p.m. at Selkirk College.The Wildcats opened the day blasting Barriere 25-10, 25-16, 25-12.The Bronze Medal match is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday to be followed by the Gold Medal Championship game at 7 p.m.Closing ceremonies and medal presenations follows the Championship Match.All action is set for Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar. For complete results and draw times go to the Mount Sentinel Tournament website.Wildcats claw way up playoff ladder at BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball ChampionshipsThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats played anything like an eight-seeded team, finishing second in Pool B Thursday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Selkirk College in Castlegar.The Wildcats opened with a straight set (25-14, 25-14) win over Kelowna Christian before knocking off Kootenay Champion Fernie, also in straight sets (25-18, 25-17.The only blemish on the day came against Duncan Christian, where the the Cats dropped a 2-1 best-of-three match — the third game losing 15-13.Other results had top-ranked and defending champion Immaculata winning Pool A, Carver Christian of Burnaby taking Pool C and Credo Christian of Langley topping Pool D.Mount Sentinel now begins the playoff run Friday at Selkirk, taking on Barrier.Playoffs continue Friday with the final rounds Saturday.The Bronze Medal match is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday to be followed by the Gold Medal Championship game at 7 p.m.Closing ceremonies and medal presenations follows the Championship Match.All action is set for Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.last_img read more

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Leafs face major test during Eddie Mountain road trip

first_imgKrobyn Chabot and Franco Caoapaolo lead Kimberley in scoring, with 18 and 16 points respectively.Saturday, Nelson travels to meet the Creston Thunder Cats, which is in enviable position of hosting the Cyclone Taylor Cup in 2017 and have used the recruiting tool to ice high-octane lineup.The Cats, which have lost but once, that being in overtime, this season, are currently riding a five-game winning streak.Creston, which has amassed whopping 25 goals during the win streak, ices a balanced line up of scoring with no less than 10 players with at least double-digit points.Injuries still haunting LeafsThe Leafs are beginning to get some players back from the injury list this weekend.However, a few remain on the sidelines, including defenceman Dash Thompson, forward Kolten Nelson and netmdinder Jason Sandhu.Nelson will have a few new faces in the lineup in defenceman Noah Looman and forward Jordan Unger — the latter arriving this week from the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.Back to the Murdoch DivisionAfter playing three games against Eddie Mountain opposition, the Leafs return to the Murdoch Division to meet Grand Forks in a rare mid-week contest Tuesday in the Boundary City.The Leafs then host Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday, November 4 before concluding a two-game home stand Saturday, November 5 against Fernie Ghostriders. More than a quarter of the way through the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season no one team is running away with any of the divisions — although the Creston Valley Thunder Cats and Kimberley Dynamiters in the Eddie Mountain Division lead the league in points.Which makes the weekend a major test for the Nelson Leafs as the Green and White, which is struggling to score goals of late to face the two Eddie Mountain Division front-runners beginning Friday in Kimberley.“It think players make their own puck-luck,” said Leaf coach Mario DiBella after the Leafs struggled to eek out a 3-2 win over Columbia Valley last Saturday at home.“I feel we aren’t supporting each other. We’re standing around waiting for one player to do something. . ..”First up on the two-game road trip for Nelson, 8-5-0-0-1 whichn is good for second in the Murdoch Division, is a date in the Bavarian City to face the defending Kootenay Conference Champion Kimberley Dynamiters.The Nitros are also on a roll having won four straight games to sit two points behind the Cats in Eddie Mountain Division standings.Kimberley has also scored 29 times during the four games winning streak, including ringing up nine goals against Grand Forks Border Bruins last week.last_img read more

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