Joe’s Morning Sports-Tuesday, July 31, 2018

July 31, 2018

The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Boston is sending Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles, while the Angels are parting with cash in the deal. The 36-year-old Kinsler is batting .239 with 13 homers and 32 RBIs for the Angels this season.

The New York Yankees have acquired right-hander Lance Lynn from the Minnesota Twins for first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin and right-handed pitching prospect Luis Rijo. The 31-year-old Lynn was 7-8 with a 5.10 ERA in 20 starts for the Twins. He is likely to become a long reliever with the Yankees to replace Adam Warren.

The Houston Astros have acquired veteran closer Roberto Osuna from the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Ken Giles and two pitching prospects. The 23-year-old Osuna is eligible to pitch in the major leagues starting Sunday after a 75-game suspension under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. He was an All-Star last year, when he went 3-4 with 39 saves and a 3.38 ERA. Houston sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as part of the deal, a day before the non-waiver trade deadline.

Nebraska football coach Scott Frost’s championship rings and other items reported stolen from his home have been found. Police say the new Nebraska coach located them in his garage yesterday. Frost had reported Sunday night that burglars entered an unlocked garage door over the weekend and stole memorabilia originally estimated at more than $100,000. Frost and his family don’t live in the home yet because it is under renovation. The theft occurred between Friday and Sunday, according to a police report. Originally reported missing were two Nebraska championship rings, ten Oregon championship rings, two Central Florida championship rings, five pairs of Air Jordan shoes, football helmets and a gaming console. Also, a gun safe electronic keypad was ripped off. Lincoln Police Capt. Todd Kocian said last night that Frost found all of his championship rings, the gaming console and one Central Florida football helmet. Still missing were the shoes, five other football helmets and photographs.

American Legion Baseball Scoreboard

Class ‘A’ Seniors State Tournament American Division

Millard West routed Bellevue West 13-1

Hastings eliminated Omaha Westside 3-2

Elkhorn whipped Elkhorn South 19-8

Class ‘A’ Seniors State Tournament National Division

Omaha Burke doubled up Lincoln Southwest 4-2

Omaha Creighton Prep topped Kearney 8-3

Millard South beat Grand Island Home Federal 5-4

Class ‘B’ Seniors State Tournament at Wayne

Springfield topped Hickman 7-2

Bennington had no problem with Lincoln Lutheran 11-0

Wahoo eliminated McCook 3-1

Class ‘C’ Seniors State Tournament at Albion

David City clipped Pender 2-1

Wilber shutout Gordon/Rushville 4-0

Dannebrog/Cairo/Boelus eliminated Creighton 9-7

Local Schedule: Pender vs. Wilber at Albion (Class ‘C’ State Bsbl Tourn.-5:00);

Local Scores: Fresno 5 Omaha Storm Chasers 3 (Bsbl).

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Final Boston 2 Philadelphia 1, 13 Innings

Final Texas 9 Arizona 5



Final Minnesota 5 Cleveland 4

Final Oakland 10 Toronto 1

Final Seattle 2 Houston 0



Final Atlanta 5 Miami 3

Final St. Louis 5 Colorado 4, 10 Innings

Final San Francisco 5 San Diego 3, 12 Innings

Final Milwaukee 5 L-A Dodgers 2

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