Parade for Golden State Warriors ... Sale goes for his 8th win ... Mickelson pulls out of US Open
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Today is a day for Oakland, California to celebrate. They’re holding a parade and rally for the hometown Golden State Warriors, who’ve won their second NBA championship in three years. This afternoon’s parade through downtown Oakland (1 p.m. Eastern Time) will follow the same route as the one celebrating the 2015 NBA title.
UNDATED (AP) — Red Sox ace Chris Sale goes for his eighth straight win and ninth of the season in the finale of a three-game series at Philadelphia. It would tie Sale, 7-0 in his last eight starts, with Houston’s Dallas Keuchel (9-0), Kansas City’s Jason Vargas (9-3) and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw (9-2) for the major league lead in wins.
UNDATED (AP) — Colorado rookie Jeff Hoffman will look for his fifth straight win when the Rockies host San Francisco in the opener of a seven-game homestand. Hoffman is 4-0 with a 2.10 ERA in four starts.
UNDATED (AP) — With the New York Mets using a six-man rotation during a long stretch between days off, Robert Gsellman (guh-SEHL’-man) gets another start in the opener of a four-game series against NL East-leading Washington. After making two relief appearances, the rookie right-hander is 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA in four starts. He faces Nationals lefty Gio Gonzalez, who is 9-1 with a 1.62 ERA in 14 starts at Citi Field.
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Dad duties are more important. Phil Mickelson has pulled out of the U.S. Open, realizing there’s no chance to get from his daughter’s high school graduation in California to make his tee time in Wisconsin. This is the first time Mickelson has missed the U.S. Open since he failed to qualify in 1993.