Cubs and Mets to resume game suspended by rain...Brodeur returns to Devils...Federer was just kidding about retirement
CHICAGO (AP) — An anticipated showdown between Jacob deGrom and Cole Hamels will be decided without them — and a day later, to boot. The game between the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets was suspended last night with the score tied at 1 in the top of the 10th inning following a rain delay of 53 minutes. The game will resume today at noon, Chicago time. The finale of the three-game series will begin approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the suspended game.
HOUSTON (AP) — The A’s and the Astros wrap up their series in Houston, a day after Oakland snapped Houston’s six-game winning streak to move within a game and a-half of the AL West-leading Astros. Left-hander Dallas Keuchel (KY’-kul) starts for Houston, seeking his second straight win after allowing two runs over seven innings in his last start Friday at the Angels. Right-hander Trevor Cahill starts for Oakland, looking to rebound after allowing five runs in five innings in a loss at the Twins on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks try to break out of a scoring slump when they continue their series in San Francisco tonight. They were shut out by the Giants last night for the second straight game, falling into a tie with Colorado atop the NL West. The Diamondbacks fell into and have gone 23 innings without scoring.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Martin Brodeur (mar-TAN’ broh-DYOOR’) is returning to the New Jersey Devils as executive vice president of business development. Brodeur is back with the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup three times and became the NHL’s all-time-leading goaltender in victories. The 46-year-old is shifting to the business side after three years in hockey management as assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues.
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer sent something of a shock wave through the tennis world with what he thought was an obvious joke after improving to 18-0 in first-round matches at the U.S. Open. He made a reference to retiring so he could preserve that perfect record. Apparently not everyone got it, so at a news conference later the 37-year-old Federer made it clear that he wasn’t serious.