Evan White delivers 3-run homer as Mariners beat Astros 6-1
SEATTLE — A hat trick seemed like an inevitability for Evan White as he flailed helplessly at a 2-0 breaking ball about 6 inches off the outside of the plate that he was certain was going to be a fastball from Lance McCullers Jr.In hockey, a hat trick – scoring three goals in one game — is an achievement to be cherished and celebrated. In baseball, it’s one of the worst failures for a hitter — a sarcastic description given for striking out three times in a game. Few things are more embarrassing. And three times to the same pitcher? Even worse.In his rookie season, White has dealt with his shar...
The Seattle Times
Shaky first inning erases early lead and Marlins can't finish rally in loss to Braves
ATLANTA — His outing Monday started with back-to-back walks, an elevated pitch count and four runs coming across home plate before he could get his first three outs of the game.It ended with six consecutive strikeouts in the third and fourth innings, showing the command and stuff the Miami Marlins liked from him when they called him up to help with their playoff run.At that point, though, Trevor Rogers was already at 91 pitches. He wouldn’t see the fifth. The Marlins wouldn’t recover either in their 5-4 loss to the Braves that began a pivotal four-game series at Truist Park.Miami drops to 28-2...
Kris Bryant leaves in the 3rd inning of the Cubs' 5-0 win against the Pirates with lower oblique tightness
Jon Lester pitched the Chicago Cubs to a 5-0 win over the Pirates on Monday night in Pittsburgh, but third baseman Kris Bryant left the game early with right lower oblique tightness, the team announced.Bryant appeared to cringe during a swing in his first at-bat in the second inning, but he stayed in the game until David Bote replaced him in the third.Bryant, who is hitting .195 with five RBIs, might have to sit for a day or more depending on the severity.Lester threw six shutout innings for his 193rd career win as the Cubs cruised past the struggling Pirates and reduced their magic number to ...
Royals foil Cardinals' strategy with two runs in sixth, take 4-1 win
KANSAS CITY — The Cardinals elected to pitch around Kansas City cleanup hitter Jorge Soler with runners at first and third, two outs and a tie game in the sixth inning Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. Adam Wainwright walked Soler on four pitches to load the bases but Maikel Franco bounced a single to the left of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and the two runners who scored gave the Royals a two-run lead which they expanded into a 4-1 victory.The Cardinals’ winning streak of four, all achieved over the weekend in Pittsburgh, was snapped but the Cardinals kept second place by percentage points ...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Phillies slip back to .500, and slide out of No. 7 seed in playoff picture, with 5-1 loss to Nationals
When the Phillies awoke Monday in Washington, it was easy for them to feel optimistic. Four more wins will almost certainly put them in the playoffs, and they just so happened to have their best pitchers — Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola — starting four of the final seven games.It was all lined up.And now, it’s a jumbled mess.Wheeler gave up two runs in a 34-pitch first inning Monday night. And although he pulled it together and kept the Phillies in the game for the better part of six innings, the offense fell silent in a 5-1 loss to the Washington Nationals that left the wild-card race tighter th...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Supporter with extremist ties ejected from Greene, Loeffler rally
ATLANTA — Chester Doles, a North Georgia man who has spent decades in white supremacist groups, was a vocal champion of Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene ever since she posed for a photo with him earlier this year. But when he showed up to a rally in Ringgold Saturday, he was escorted out on Greene’s orders.“Yes, I asked him to be removed. He is not welcome at any events that I attend. Period,” Greene said in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Monday.In the statement, Greene did not mention Doles by name or refer to his history of racist activism. Doles has a long history with ext...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Arctic sea-ice extent nears a record low, despite growth during a frigid winter
Despite a growth spurt during quite a cold winter in the far north, Arctic sea ice has fallen to its second-lowest extent in 42 years of satellite observations, the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Monday.“The year 2020 will stand as an exclamation point on the downward trend in Arctic sea ice extent,” said Mark Serreze, the center’s director.“I thought the sea ice would do well this summer because it had such a favorable winter,” said Judah Cohen, scientist and polar weather specialist with Atmospheric and Environmental Research. In winter sea ice had reached its highest extent sinc...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Succession’s Jesse Armstrong Makes Unusual ‘Un-Thank You’ To COVID & Trump In Emmy Speech
Jesse Armstrong won the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Emmy yesterday, and in turn gave his audience an incredibly unconventional acceptance speech. It began with a brief thank you for the award, but quickly devolved into a series of “un-thank you”s, prompted by his inability to be with the Succession cast and crew as he accepted his award for the finale of the show.“Un-thank you to the virus, for keeping us all apart this year,” Armstrong began, before switching to a more political standpoint. “Un-thank you to President Trump for his crummy and uncoordinated response, un-thank you to ...
Jennifer Aniston Shows Off Home Office With ‘Friends’ Lisa Kudrow & Courtney Cox During Emmys 2020
The 2020 Emmys brought viewers into the homes of celebrities, and gave them a sneak peek into the way some of the most famous actors and actresses decorate their homes.As the night’s host Jimmy Kimmel said of those who were nominated “instead of being judged on their hairstyle or what they wear… will be judged on what kind of living room furniture they have.” And he was right — while some nominees opted for a plain background, many showed off their interior design expertise.Some celebrities held small get togethers with their family, friends and castmates. Jennifer Aniston appeared with her Fr...
Women’s perceptions of their attractiveness linked to preferences for male facial masculinity
Heterosexual women who consider themselves to be attractive tend view more masculine-looking male faces as more attractive, according to new research published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior.“Previous work investigating whether more attractive women preferred more masculine men had reported mixed results, but had mostly tested small samples of women. In particular, studies assessing whether women rated by other people as being particularly attractive had tested very small numbers of women only,” said study author Ben Jones, a professor at the University of Strathclyde.“We ran two ...