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KJEL SPORTS THURSDAY JULY 1, 2021

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL-

CARDINALS 7 ARIZONA 4

TYLER O’NEILL AND PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT EACH HAD THREE HITS AND DROVE IN A RUN AS THE CARDINALS COMPLETED A 3-GAME SWEEP OF THE DIAMONDBACKS AT BUSCH STADIUM. THE REDBIRD FIRST BASEMAN KNOWS THEY HAVE TO KEEP DIGGING TO GET BACK IN THE HUNT.

TOMMY EDMAN DROVE IN A PAIR OF RUNS FOR ST. LOUIS. KWANG HYUN KIM PICKED UP THE WIN AND ALSO CONTRIBUTED AT THE PLATE.

ALEX REYES NOTCHED THE SAVE. RILEY SMITH ALLOWED FOUR RUNS TO TAKE THE LOSS FOR ARIZONA, WHICH PICKED UP ITS 60TH LOSS OF THE SEASON. THE CARDS ARE IN DENVER TO OPEN A FOUR GAME SERIES WITH COLORADO…PRE-GAME COVERAGE STARTS TONIGHT AT 6:45 WITH FIRST PITCH AT 7:40..

BOSTON 6 ROYALS 2

J.D. MARTINEZ BLASTED A THREE-RUN HOMER IN THE SECOND, HUNTER RENFROE HIT A SOLO SHOT AND XANDER BOGAERTS HAD TWO HITS AND AN RBI. MARTIN [[ MAR-TEEN ]] PEREZ ALLOWED TWO RUNS IN FIVE-AND-A-THIRD INNINGS FOR THE RED SOX, WHO HAVE WON SIX STRAIGHT. SALVADOR PEREZ HAD FOUR HITS FOR KC, INCLUDING A SOLO HOMER IN THE SECOND INNING. MIKE MINOR TOOK THE LOSS AFTER GIVING UP FIVE RUNS IN FIVE INNINGS AGAINST A FORMIDABLE OPPONENT.

THE ROYALS HAVE DROPPED EIGHT STRAIGHT. KANSAS CITY TRIES TO AVOID THE 4-GAME SWEEP THIS AFTERNOON AT FENWAY PARK WITH FIRST PITCH SCHEDULED FOR 12:10. THEY’LL RETURN HOME TOMORROW NIGHT TO MEET THE MINNESOTA TWINS…

DOUBLE A BASEBALL-

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS 5 SPRINGFIELD CARDINALS 4

 

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-

MISSISSIPPI STATE 9 VANDERBILT 0 (BULLDOGS EARN THEIR 1ST-EVER NATIONAL TITLE)

NBA PLAYOFFS-

PHOENIX 130 L.A. CLIPPERS 103 (SUNS ADVANCE TO THE NBA FINALS FOR THE 1ST TIME SINCE 1993)

TONITE- ATLANTA AT MILWAUKEE (EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL IS TIED AT 2 WINS APIECE)

NHL PLAYOFFS-

TAMPA BAY 3 MONTREAL 1 (LIGHTNING LEAD THE STANLEY CUP FINAL 2 GAMES TO NONE)

 


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