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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Victor Caratini

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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Victor Caratini

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Victor Caratini (7) hits a three run home run during the tenth inning against the Chicago Cubs at American Family Field.  Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Caratini lined a three-run home run with two outs in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-2 walk-off victory over the visiting Chicago Cubs on Monday in the opener of a three-game series.

Rowdy Tellez was walked intentionally with one out in the 10th to put runners at first and second. Luis Urias popped out. Caratini, who had struck out in his previous four at-bats, lined a 2-1 pitch from Scott Effross (1-4) over the wall in center for his seventh home run.

Chicago took a 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth on an inside-the-park home run by Seiya Suzuki off Brewers closer Josh Hader. Suzuki, activated earlier Monday after missing almost five weeks with a sprained finger, lined a 2-0 pitch off the wall in left-center. The ball caromed back past center fielder Jonathan Davis and Suzuki didn’t hesitate rounding third, sliding home just ahead of the relay throw for his fifth homer.

The Brewers answered with a run in the bottom half. Urias opened with a single to right off closer David Robertson. Keston Hiura bounced a one-out drive over the wall in left-center for a ground-rule double, holding Urias at third. Kolten Wong was hit by a pitch with two outs to load the bases and Christian Yelich walked to force in the tying run.

Astros 7, Royals 6

Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Scott Barlow

 Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Scott Barlow (58) walks off the field and Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) celebrates with first base coach Omar Lopez (22) after hitting a walk-off home run during the ninth inning at Minute Maid Park. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Yordan Alvarez hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the ninth inning as host Houston capped a five-run rally against Kansas City.

Alvarez drilled a 3-1 slider from Royals closer Scott Barlow (2-2) to right-center field for his 24th home run. It marked the second consecutive walk-off win for Houston, winners of 12 of 14.

Handcuffed by Royals right-hander Jonathan Heasley, who allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits over six solid innings, the Astros rallied for three runs in the eighth off a pair of Kansas City relievers. Houston’s rally negated a multi-homer game for Royals catcher MJ Melendez, whose second homer of the game gave Kansas City a 6-3 lead in the top of the eighth.


Orioles 7, Rangers 6 (10 innings)

Jorge Mateo was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Baltimore a victory against visiting Texas.

The Orioles posted their final run without the ball leaving the infield, with an infield single and intentional walk coming before Matt Moore’s wayward pitch ended the game as ghost runner Austin Hays scored. Mateo, who was hit in the back of the left knee, was helped to first base by teammates in order to complete the victory.

Marcus Semien led off the ninth inning with a home run to put Texas ahead 6-5, while Mitch Garver’s three-run home run capped a five-run fifth inning for the Rangers.

Marlins 3, Nationals 2 (10 innings)

Washington Nationals shortstop Luis Garcia

Jul 4, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop Luis Garcia (2) hits a game-tying RBI single against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Bryan De La Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run home run with two outs in the 10th inning as visiting Miami beat Washington to complete a four-game sweep.

The Nationals’ Tanner Rainey (1-3) opened the 10th by striking out Jesus Aguilar and Brian Anderson. De La Cruz then unloaded on a 98-mph fastball to left field that caromed off the foul pole, his fifth homer of the season. Nationals automatic runner Maikel Franco scored from third on a double-play groundout to cut the deficit to 3-2, but they couldn’t complete the rally.

Marlins starter Braxton Garrett allowed one run on four hits, struck out four and walked one in a career-high 7 1/3 innings. Washington starter Patrick Corbin allowed one run and eight hits in seven innings. Corbin struck out four, walked one and frequently escaped trouble.

Red Sox 4, Rays 0

Boston Red Sox pitcher Kutter Crawford

Boston Red Sox pitcher Kutter Crawford (50) tags out Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Yandy Diaz (2) during the fifth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Kutter Crawford struck out a career-high eight batters in 5 1/3 two-hit, shutout innings and Trevor Story homered in the fourth to propel Boston over visiting Tampa Bay.

Story went 2-for-4 and joined Rafael Devers and Christian Arroyo (both 2-for-4) as repeat hitters for the Red Sox, who have won back-to-back games thanks to their seventh shutout win of the season.

The Boston pitching trio of Austin Davis, Crawford (2-2) and John Schreiber held Tampa Bay to just a pair of singles by Yandy Diaz and Wander Franco. Josh Fleming (2-4) worked five innings of relief for the Rays, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits.


Tigers 4, Guardians 1 (Game 1)

 Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Garrett Hill

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Garrett Hill (50) pitches during the first inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Garrett Hill won his major league debut by pitching six strong innings and Miguel Cabrera delivered a two-run single as host Detroit beat Cleveland in the first game of a doubleheader.

Hill was called up from Triple-A Toledo and became the 14th pitcher to start for Detroit this season. He limited the Guardians to one run, two hits and a walk with three strikeouts. Gregory Soto pitched the ninth and collected his 16th save despite walking two batters. Jonathan Schoop supplied four hits and scored twice for the Tigers.

Guardians starter Zach Plesac (2-6) gave up two runs and six hits in six innings. Cleveland’s Josh Naylor hit a solo homer in the fourth inning but left the game in the seventh due to a back injury.

Tigers 5, Guardians 3 (Game 2)

Eric Haase homered, Riley Greene knocked in two runs and host Detroit completed a doubleheader sweep of Cleveland.

Jonathan Schoop supplied two hits, a run and an RBI for the Tigers in the nightcap, and he finished the doubleheader with six hits. Tyler Alexander (2-3) tossed 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief after Detroit starter Alex Faedo departed in the fourth inning due to a right hip injury.

Franmil Reyes scored a run and drove in another for the Guardians. Trevor Stephan (3-3) took the loss in relief.

Braves 6, Cardinals 3

Dansby Swanson’s bases-clearing double sparked a five-run outburst in the second inning and Atlanta hung on to beat visiting St. Louis. The game was delayed two hours and 37 minutes after the fourth inning because of rain.

Darren O’Day (2-2) pitched a scoreless relief inning for the win. Will Smith got out of a base-loaded jam in the ninth and earned his fifth save.

Juan Yepez and Conner Capel homered for the Cardinals. Dakota Hudson (6-5) gave up six runs in four innings.

Twins 6, White Sox 3 (10 innings)

Luis Arraez had three hits, Alex Kirilloff had two hits and two RBIs and Byron Buxton smacked a two-run home run to lift Minnesota to a 10-inning win at Chicago.


Along with his offensive heroics, Buxton contributed a game-saving catch that led to a triple play in the Chicago seventh. The play wound up as the first 8-5 (right fielder to third baseman) triple play in major league history.

Emilio Pagan (3-3) tossed a scoreless ninth inning to get the win. Joe Kelly (0-2) took the loss, allowing four runs, three earned, in two-thirds of an inning. Jose Abreu homered for the White Sox.

Athletics 5, Blue Jays 1

 Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer

Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer (4) makes a diving catch on a ball hit by Oakland Athletics second baseman Nick Allen in the sixth inning at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Ramon Laureano and Stephen Vogt homered, Cole Irvin snapped a nine-game start streak and Oakland kicked off a six-game homestand with a victory over Toronto.

Irvin (3-6) combined with Zach Jackson on a five-hitter as the A’s won at home for just the second time in their last 15 tries. Winless since April 24, Irvin gave up just one run on four hits in eight innings.

Alek Manoah (9-3), who had been beaten just once in his past eight starts, went 5 2/3 innings for Toronto and was charged with five runs (four earned).

Dodgers 5, Rockies 3

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Trayce Thompson

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Trayce Thompson (25) hits a three-run home run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Trayce Thompson hit a three-run homer and Julio Urias tossed six solid innings as Los Angeles opened a three-game series against visiting Colorado with a victory.

Urias (7-6) allowed one run on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts while throwing a season-high 99 pitches. Los Angeles recorded its 50th victory this season and has won five of its past six games.

Jose Iglesias and C.J. Cron homered for the Rockies, who had won four of their previous first six meetings against the Dodgers this season.

Mariners 8, Padres 2

 Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners center fielder Julio Rodriguez (44) hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports


Chris Flexen tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, Cal Raleigh drove in four runs and rookie Julio Rodriguez hit a tape-measure, two-run homer as visiting Seattle defeated San Diego.

Flexen (5-8) allowed four hits and three walks while fanning eight as the Mariners earned their sixth win in seven games. The Padres are 2-7 over their past nine games.

San Diego starter Sean Manaea (3-4) yielded four runs off in 3 1/3 innings. Trent Grisham homered in the ninth for the Padres’ only runs.

Diamondbacks 8, Giants 3

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Geraldo Perdomo

Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Geraldo Perdomo (2) throws to first base to double up San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Walton (37) after forcing out San Francisco Giants catcher Austin Wynns (14) during the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Daulton Varsho went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Arizona past San Francisco in Phoenix.

Buddy Kennedy went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Josh Rojas had two hits and an RBI for the Diamondbacks, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Madison Bumgarner (4-8) picked up the win, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings.

David Villar, called up earlier Monday from Triple-A Sacramento, doubled on the first major league pitch he saw and had two hits for the Giants. Carlos Rodon (7-5) gave up four runs in five innings for San Francisco, which lost its fifth straight game.

Mets 7, Reds 4

Francisco Lindor and Brandon Nimmo homered to power visiting New York past Cincinnati.

Mets starter Taijuan Walker (7-2) allowed three runs and four hits over six innings to earn his fourth straight winning decision. Seth Lugo pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save as New York won for the third time in four games.

Brandon Drury and Nick Senzel homered for the Reds, who lost for the fifth time in six games. Hunter Greene (3-10) gave up six runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

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Exclusive: Prediction: Slovan Bratislava vs Olympiacos –




Prediction: Slovan Bratislava vs Olympiacos

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Verdict: Slovan Bratislava double chance

Best Odds: 8/11

Bookmaker: Unibet

Looking to extend on their Europa League qualifying adventure and collect a real scalp on Wednesday night, Slovan Bratislava will host Greek giants Olympiacos.

Slovan Bratislava

Starting with the hosts, while Slovan Bratislava might have made the trip out to Greece last week tipped as a real underdog, Head Coach Vladimír Weiss saw his side put in a gritty display. Despite being disappointed to have thrown away their late lead on foreign soil, the Sky Blues were more than deserving of their 1-1 draw. Opening Thursday’s second-leg showdown at the Tehelné pole looking to pick up a real European scalp, the Belasí also picked up some perfect momentum last weekend. Opening the 2022/23 Fortuna liga campaign with a real flurry, Slovan were last seen a few days ago breezing their way to a routine 3-0 romp against Skalica on home soil. Collecting 12 points from their opening four top-flight contests, Weiss’ men have lost just one of their last six matchups across all formats. While Thursday’s hosts might have been disappointed to have seen Ferencvaros end their Champions League hopes last month, the Slovakian champions could be smelling a chance here.

Team News

Finding the net out in Greece last week and with three goals in his last five appearances, former Aston Villa starlet Andre Green should spearhead Weiss’ charge here.

Handed a break over the weekend, Tigran Barseghyan and Vernon De Marco should make their returns on Thursday night.


As for the visitors, while Olympiacos might have been desperate to open Carlos Corberán’s tenure with an immediate boost last week, the Greek giants put in another downbeat display. Although the former Huddersfield boss might have seen his side snatch a late 1-1 draw at the Karaiskakis Stadium, the Thrylos are in the midst of an extended rut. Shocking many across Europe on July 27th as they came crashing out of the Champions League qualifiers following an infamous 4-0 drumming against Maccabi Haifa on home soil, Olympiacos could face a tough task here. Enduring a summer nightmare despite claiming another Super League crown last season, Corberán’s new squad have managed to win just one of their previous nine matchups across all formats. Likewise, it should also be noted, Thursday’s guests hold a worrying European record on foreign soil. Including a shock defeat away at Antwerp last year, they have lost their last three Europa League away fixtures.


Team News

Coming off the bench and bagging the equaliser on home soil last week, Youssef El Arabi will be hoping for a full recall here.

Making the move from Nottingham Forest this summer, Philip Zinckernagel should join Tiquinho Soares in attack.

Key Factors to Consider

  • When the two sides faced off at the Karaiskakis Stadium last week, they played out a 1-1 draw.
  • Olympiacos have managed to win just one of their previous nine matchups across all formats.
  • Likewise, the Greek giants have lost each of their last three Europa League contests on foreign soil by an aggregate score of 6-2.
  • Each of Slovan Bratislava’s last five Europa League home fixtures have finished with both teams finding the net.
  • Thursday’s hosts have lost just a pair of their last 11 Europa League matchups at the Tehelné pole.


While Slovan Bratislava might open their second-leg showdown tipped as an underdog with the bookmakers, Thursday’s hosts should be smelling a chance to pick up a real scalp. Despite being disappointed to have only left Greece with a single point last week, the Sky Blues were more than deserving of their 1-1 draw. Picking up some perfect momentum over the weekend while on domestic duties, Weiss’ side should be relishing Olympiacos’ arrival here. Watching the Thrylos come crashing out of the Champions League qualifiers last month after a stunning 4-0 drumming against Maccabi Haifa, Corberán’s new squad have managed to win just one of their previous nine matchups across all competitions.

Verdict: Slovan Bratislava double chance

Best Odds: 8/11

Bookmaker: Unibet

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Exclusive: Ricciardo's eye-watering demand as tug-of-war turns ugly –




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Daniel Ricciardo will reportedly seek a $21 million payout from McLaren in order to make way for fellow Australian Oscar Piastri at the Woking-based team.

Ricciardo has what appears to be a watertight contract for 2023, meaning McLaren will need to convince him to step aside in favour of Piastri.

If Ricciardo is able to secure a drive elsewhere for next season, any amount he earns would then be deducted from the McLaren payout.

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McLaren would be expected to reject Ricciardo’s initial demand, with negotiations over a final price likely to take place in the coming weeks.

Australia’s last world champion, Alan Jones, wrote in his Wide World of Sports column on Tuesday that Ricciardo would “certainly” not be at McLaren in 2023.

“There’s no way in the wide world that’s going to happen,” Jones wrote.


It’s also been reported that Piastri never had a contract with the Alpine F1 team, only with its academy, meaning the deal was never lodged with Formula 1’s Contract Recognition Board (CRB).

The CRB therefore accepted Piastri’s McLaren deal as it did not conflict with any other F1 contract. However, that does not mean the deal between the 21-year-old and the Alpine academy is not enforceable in a court of law.

Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer has already flagged the possibility of legal action if Piastri does not drive for the team next year.

“I expected more loyalty from Oscar than he is showing,” he told Spanish publication El Confidencial.

“I started in 1989 in Formula 1 and I’ve never seen anything like this. And it’s not about Formula 1, it’s about integrity as a human being.”

“We have a contract with Piastri, which he signed in November, we have spoken to our lawyers and they have told us that this is a binding contract, so part of that contract allows us to put Oscar in one of our cars in 2023.”

The tug of war between McLaren and Alpine for Piastri’s services shows how highly the Melburnian is rated in F1 circles, despite the fact he’s yet to make his grand prix debut.

“The way it’s unfolded is something completely new, they’re having a major fight over somebody they’re hoping will turn into a great Formula 1 driver,” Jones wrote.

“All the signs point to the fact he will be, but until you’ve actually started a race there’s a little bit of a question mark.”

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Exclusive: DeJuan Jones considered by Anderlecht as potential Sergio Gomez replacement –




DeJuan Jones considered by Anderlecht as potential Sergio Gomez replacement

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Belgian giants Anderlecht are considering New England Revolution left-back DeJuan Jones as a potential replacement for the outgoing Sergio Gomez, 90min understands.

The Purple and White are bracing themselves for the departure of Gomez as the Spaniard nears a €10m-move to Premier League champions Manchester City, with the possibility of then being loaned to Girona.

Since joining Anderlecht from Borussia Dortmund last year, Gomez – who can also operate as an attacking midfielder – has notched seven goals and 15 assists in 50 appearances across all competitions.

Capped 49 times for Spain across various youth levels, Gomez would leave an obvious gap for Anderlecht to fill should he leave Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.

A source with knowledge of the situation has told 90min that among the possible replacements for Gomez is Revs left-back Jones. It’s understood that negotiations remain in the very early stages, but that Anderlecht are exploring a permanent deal, while the 25-year-old is keen on the move as a launchpad into European soccer.

Jones has become a key player for the Revs since his selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, playing 103 times across all competitions and helping Bruce Arena’s side win the Supporters’ Shield with a record points total last year.

Sources tell 90min Jones is eager to make the jump to Europe in order to boost his USMNT chances moving forward. The full-back is yet to be capped for the United States, but did receive his first senior call-up as part of the team’s annual January training camp earlier this year.

“Gregg [Berhalter] told me that I’ve surpassed the expectations they had for me coming in, so that’s really good to hear. I’m excited to be here,” Jones said of his USMNT experience back in January.

Should he make the move to Brussels, Jones would join Matt Miazga, Sacha Kljestan, and Kenny Saief on the list of Americans to play for Anderlecht.


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