Washington hosts split doubleheader...Cubs host Padres...Yankees try again at Fenway Park
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals are hosting a split doubleheader today after last night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds was postponed because of weather. The first game starts at 1:05 p.m. Eastern, with the regularly scheduled game to follow at 7:05 p.m. It was Washington’s fourth home postponement and the 46th in the major leagues this season. The Nationals and Reds were also rained out in Cincinnati on opening day. Washington beat Cincinnati 10-4 in the series opener on Thursday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Hendricks takes the mound as the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs host San Diego this afternoon. Left-hander Joey Lucchesi starts for the Padres. All-Star second baseman Javier Baez helped the Cubs beat the Padres 5-4 yesterday, when he tied his career high with his 23rd homer and took over the National League lead with 84 RBIs. Baez also tripled and threw out a runner at home in the eighth inning as the Cubs survived a late bullpen meltdown.
BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi (ee-VAHL’-dee) makes his second start for the Red Sox this afternoon when Boston continues its series against the Yankees at Fenway Park. Eovaldi allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings in his Red Sox debut, a win over the Minnesota Twins. Yankees right-hander Chance Adams is scheduled to make his major league debut when he takes the rotation spot of J.A. Happ, who is sidelined with hand, foot and mouth disease. A 4-1 win last night stretched Boston’s lead in the AL East to a season-high 7 ½ games over New York.
ICHIHARA, Japan (AP) — Alison Aguilar and Delaney Spaulding drove in three runs each as the United States beat Taiwan 7-0 today at the women’s softball world championship in Japan. The Americans improved to 2-0 in Group A in the tournament, which is a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is turning his wrath on basketball superstar LeBron James. Trump tweeted late yesterday that James was interviewed “by the dumbest man on television,” CNN anchor Don Lemon, but that he “made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.” James has long been critical of Trump. In his interview with Lemon, he said he’d consider running for president if he believed he was the only person who could stop Trump from being re-elected.