Warriors repeat...Subway Series...Happ racks up 100th win
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Golden State Warriors have swept the Cleveland Cavaliers and won the NBA Championship for the second year in a row. Stephen Curry scored 37 points, NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant added 20 and a triple-double and the Warriors stamped themselves a dynasty with the 108-85 win. LeBron James says he “pretty much played the last three games with a broken hand” after injuring himself in frustration after Game 1 of the NBA Finals. He punched a white board following the overtime loss.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer off Jacob deGrom on an eighth-inning changeup, and the New York Yankees beat the reeling Mets 4-1 in the Subway Series opener at Citi Field. The Yankees won despite losing Masahiro Tanaka to tight hamstrings after the pitcher sprinted home to score his first major league run. The Mets have lost seven straight.
BOSTON (AP) — Trayce Thompson had an RBI single in the seventh inning off Chris Sale, Dylan Covey pitched six innings as part of a three-hitter and Chicago beat Boston 1-0. Kevan Smith had two hits and scored the only run after leading off the seventh with a ground-rule double. Thompson brought him in with a one-out single to help Chicago end a six-game skid against Boston. It was Boston’s first 1-0 loss at Fenway Park since Sept. 14, 2016 against Baltimore.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasberg exited after two innings because of tightness in his right shoulder, and the San Francisco Giants rapped eight extra-base hits to beat Washington 9-5. The Nationals said Strasburg also had inflammation in his pitching shoulder. He gave up three runs and five hits. He’s having it checked out.
TORONTO (AP) — A milestone for Toronto Blue Jays hurler J.A. Happ. He allowed two hits in seven innings to earn his 100th career victory, and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a month. The Blue Jays recorded their first back-to-back victories since April 30 and May 1 at Minnesota. The Orioles lost for the ninth time in 11 games and dropped to 9-25 on the road.