KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Montgomery pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning and David Bote drove in a career-high three runs, leading the Cubs to the 5-0 shutout win OVER THE ROYALS. Montgomery (4-4) picked up his first win since June 29. He is 3-0 with a 0.40 ERA in four appearances against the Royals. Kansas City rookie Brad Keller (4-5) was removed after six innings, allowing four runs and seven hits. The Royals have lost six straight and are 14-43 since May 30.


MIAMI -- Matt Carpenter hit his 30th homer for St. Louis, a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning to give the cardinals a 3-2 win over the marlins. Carpenter connected for the fourth time in five games and increased his career high for home runs. He also extended his streak of reaching base safely to 26 games, the longest active string in the majors. Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the seventh for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 12. Miles Mikolas (12-3) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits. Derek Dietrich had three hits for the Marlins, who have lost seven of eight. Elieser Hernandez (2-6) got the loss.


CHICAGO -- Miguel Andujar hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the 13th inning, sending the Yankees to the 4-3 victory. Andujar also led off the seventh with his 15th homer. Sonny Gray (9-8) pitched three scoreless innings to get the win in his first appearance since losing his spot in the starting rotation. New York slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th, but Jose Abreu hit a two-run shot in the bottom half for Chicago. Adam Engel robbed the Yankees of a homer with an outstanding catch in center for the second straight night. Luis Avilan (2-1) got the loss.







Matt Carpenter has four homers in five games heading into St. Louis' series finale against Miami. Carpenter hit his 30th home run in a 3-2 win Monday, becoming the first left-handed Cardinal to hit 30 home runs since Jim Edmonds hit 42 in 2004, according to ESPN Stats & Info.


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Bartolo Colon became the top-winning pitcher born in Latin America, gaining his 246th career victory as the Texas Rangers roughed up Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners 11-4 on Tuesday night. The 45-year-old Colon, from the Dominican Republic, made his sixth start since earning his 245th win on June 30 that matched the mark held by Dennis Martinez from Nicaragua. Colon (6-10) gave up four runs in seven innings. The portly and popular right-hander struck out one and walked none.


OAKLAND, Calif. -- Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is recovering from his second major operation of the season. Seager underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on Tuesday. The 2016 NL Rookie of the Year had Tommy John surgery in May. The 24-year-old Seager is expected to be at full strength for the start of spring training in February. Manager Dave Roberts says dealing with Seager's lingering hip issue right now "made sense" with the two-time All-Star already sidelined by the elbow operation. Seager batted .267 with two homers and 13 RBI in 26 games this season.


CHICAGO — Stan Mikita, the hockey great who helped the Chicago Blackhawks to the 1961 Stanley Cup title while becoming one of the franchise’s most revered figures, died Tuesday. Mikita’s family announced his death in a statement released by the team. No further details were provided, but the Hall of Famer had been in poor health after being diagnosed with a brain disorder called Lewy body dementia. Mikita spent his entire career with Chicago, beginning with his NHL debut in 1959 and running through his retirement after playing 17 games in the 1979-80 season. He is the franchise’s career leader for assists (926), points (1,467) and games played (1,394), and is second to former teammate Bobby Hull with 541 goals. Mikita remains the only NHL player in history to win the Art Ross (scoring champion), Hart (MVP) and Lady Byng (sportsmanship) trophies in the same season, and he accomplished the feat in consecutive years in 1967 and 1968. He became the first player to have his jersey retired by the Blackhawks in 1980, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame three years later. Stan Mikita was 78.


NEW YORK — For the first time in WNBA history, a team has forfeited a game. The league ruled that Las Vegas will get a loss for its game against Washington that was canceled when the Aces players decided not to play because of concerns about their health and safety after 26 hours of travel. The Aces needed more than a day to get to Washington from Las Vegas because of flight delays and cancellations Friday. By the time the team reached its hotel it was 3:45 p.m. — about four hours before the scheduled tip. The Aces players talked things over and spoke by phone with the union Friday. They called the league to say they did not want to play. The league said it “worked extensively” with both teams to find a “workable solution.” The WNBA added it delayed the start of the game until 8 p.m. to give the Aces as much time as possible after their arrival.


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons' basketball team. The donation announced Tuesday is the school's largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player. School officials say it will assist a project to expand and enhance the men's and women's locker rooms, and the men's locker room will be named for him.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan basketball coach John Beilein underwent a double-bypass heart procedure and is expected to make a full recover, the school said Tuesday. The procedure was performed Monday by Dr. Francis Pagani at the University of Michigan's Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center. Athletic director Warde Manuel described the operation as "proactive" and said Beilein was resting comfortably with his family by his side. He is expected to leave the hospital in a few days.


This was supposed to be the year FORMER ST. THOMAS MORE STANDOUT Tori McCoy finally got to play basketball at Marquette. The plan in May 2017 when she transferred from Ohio State was to suit up in blue and gold this fall following a redshirt season. For now, basketball is on hold. A rare kidney disease led doctors to diagnose McCoy in December with end-stage renal failure. She gets dialysis treatments three times a week. Her physicians have determined that the best chance for long-term survival is to have a kidney transplant. Initially reluctant to talk about her condition, McCoy is now speaking out following a lengthy medical evaluation process this past spring. While on a transplant list, McCoy said in a letter posted on social media that "finding a live donor is the best option available and would be an answer to my prayers." Two notable cases in the NBA give McCoy hope after former stars Alonzo Mourning and Sean Elliott both returned to play after kidney transplants. She hopes to also raise awareness for organ donation overall.

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