Sports Digest, 8/30

HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS

Soccer: STREATOR 3, Lisle 0. Goals: Joey Byers, Mitch Vickers, Zach Grabowski. Wes Jolly 17 saves, shutout. Records: Streator 5-1-1 (2-0), Lisle 0-3 (0-2) JV Result: Lisle 3, STREATOR 1

Volleyball: WOODLAND def. Leland-Earlville, 25-19, 16-25, 25-13. Records: Woodland 2-2, Leland-Earlville 1-2

Pontiac def. STREATOR, 25-17, 25-11. Records: Streator 2-6 JV Result: Pontiac def. STREATOR, 25-23, 25-20

JUNIOR COLLEGE RESULTS

Illinois Valley Community College volleyball fell to Highland Community College in four sets, 21-25, 21-25, 25-29, 22-25. Hanna Bima had 19 kills, Emma Lohr-Fandel 13 kills, 16 digs, Jessica Garber 42 assists.

Illinois Valley Community College men’s soccer tied with Kankakee Community College, 1-1. Kevin Sanchez has the lone goal for the Eagles, with Davy Arteaga picking up the assist in the 10th minute. IVCC has six shots (three on goal). Isay Angulo made 13 saves for the Eagles.

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The following below was provided by The Associated Press.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

CHICAGO (AP) — CUBS 4, Pittsburgh 1 — The Cubs were 4-1 winners over Pittsburgh behind Jake Arrieta, who pitched two-hit ball over six shutout innings. The game was scoreless until Ben Zobrist slammed a solo homer to spark a three-run sixth. Anthony Rizzo added three hits and an RBI as the Cubs increased their lead in the NL Central to 3 ½ games over Milwaukee.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — CARDINALS 10, Milwaukee 2 — The Brewers lost ground in the division race as Luke Voit collected four RBIs and Matt Carpenter socked a two-run homer in the Cardinals’ 10-2 romp at Miller Park. Kolten Wong scored from second on Voit’s two-run groundout in the third inning. Luke Weaver fanned 10 and gave up eight hits but just two runs over 5 2/3 innings as St. Louis stayed five games behind the Cubs.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota 6, WHITE SOX 4 — Ervin Santana pitched into the seventh and Jorge Polanco hit a pair of solo homers as the Twins beat the White Sox, 6-4. Santana is 14-7 after allowing three runs with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. Eduardo Escobar drove in two runs to help Minnesota keep its one-game lead over the Angels for the second AL wild-card berth.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Boston 75 57 .568 — — 5-5 W-2 40-25 35-32
New York 70 60 .538 4 — 5-5 L-1 37-24 33-36
Baltimore 67 65 .508 8 1½ 7-3 W-6 40-26 27-39
Tampa Bay 66 68 .493 10 3½ 6-4 L-1 34-33 32-35
Toronto 61 71 .462 14 7½ 2-8 L-3 35-33 26-38

Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Cleveland 74 56 .569 — — 7-3 W-5 36-29 38-27
Minnesota 68 63 .519 6½ — 6-4 W-2 32-35 36-28
Kansas City 65 66 .496 9½ 3 4-6 W-1 36-31 29-35
Detroit 57 74 .435 17½ 11 4-6 L-1 31-32 26-42
WHITE SOX 52 78 .400 22 15½ 6-4 L-1 30-34 22-44

West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Houston 79 52 .603 — — 5-5 L-1 37-30 42-22
Los Angeles 68 65 .511 12 1 5-5 W-2 37-31 31-34
Seattle 66 67 .496 14 3 4-6 L-4 34-32 32-35
Texas 65 66 .496 14 3 5-5 W-1 35-29 30-37
Oakland 58 74 .439 21½ 10½ 5-5 L-2 37-31 21-43
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NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Washington 80 51 .611 — — 7-3 W-3 39-27 41-24
Miami 66 65 .504 14 5½ 7-3 L-2 35-29 31-36
Atlanta 57 72 .442 22 13½ 3-7 L-3 29-36 28-36
New York 57 74 .435 23 14½ 3-7 L-2 28-39 29-35
Philadelphia 49 81 .377 30½ 22 6-4 W-2 28-35 21-46

Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
CUBS 71 60 .542 — — 7-3 W-2 36-28 35-32
Milwaukee 68 64 .515 3½ 4 5-5 L-1 35-31 33-33
CARDINALS 66 65 .504 5 5½ 4-6 W-1 37-31 29-34
Pittsburgh 63 70 .474 9 9½ 4-6 L-2 35-31 28-39
Cincinnati 56 76 .424 15½ 16 5-5 W-1 32-35 24-41

West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Los Angeles 91 39 .700 — — 5-5 L-3 52-16 39-23
Arizona 74 58 .561 18 — 7-3 W-5 43-23 31-35
Colorado 72 60 .545 20 — 4-6 W-1 39-26 33-34
San Diego 58 74 .439 34 14 4-6 W-1 34-31 24-43
San Francisco 53 81 .396 40 20 3-7 L-1 31-35 22-46
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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Tuesday’s Games
Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, ppd.

Baltimore 4, Seattle 0

Boston 3, Toronto 0

Texas 12, Houston 2

Minnesota 6, Chicago White Sox 4

Kansas City 6, Tampa Bay 2

Colorado 7, Detroit 3

L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 2

Wednesday’s Games
Cleveland (Bauer 13-8) at N.Y. Yankees (Garcia 5-8), 1:05 p.m., 1st game

Seattle (Miranda 8-6) at Baltimore (Bundy 13-8), 3:05 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 9-8) at Colorado (Bettis 0-1), 3:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Tomlin 7-9) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 10-5), 4:35 p.m., 2nd game

Boston (Porcello 8-15) at Toronto (Happ 6-10), 7:07 p.m.

Texas (Cashner 7-9) vs Houston (Keuchel 11-2) at St. Petersburg, Fla., 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Holland 7-13) at Minnesota (Berrios 11-6), 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 6-7) at Kansas City (Vargas 14-8), 8:15 p.m.

Oakland (Graveman 4-4) at L.A. Angels (Bridwell 7-2), 10:07 p.m.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
Tuesday’s Games
Atlanta at Philadelphia, ppd.

Washington 8, Miami 3

Cincinnati 14, N.Y. Mets 4

St. Louis 10, Milwaukee 2

Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1

Colorado 7, Detroit 3

Arizona 7, L.A. Dodgers 6

San Diego 6, San Francisco 3

Wednesday’s Games
Atlanta (Dickey 8-8) at Philadelphia (Eickhoff 4-7), 12:05 p.m., 1st game

St. Louis (Martinez 10-9) at Milwaukee (Anderson 7-3), 2:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 9-8) at Colorado (Bettis 0-1), 3:10 p.m.

Atlanta (Teheran 8-11) at Philadelphia (Leiter Jr. 2-3), 3:35 p.m., 2nd game

Miami (Conley 6-5) at Washington (Scherzer 13-5), 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Montero 2-9) at Cincinnati (Bailey 4-6), 7:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Nova 11-11) at Chicago Cubs (Quintana 8-11), 8:05 p.m.

San Francisco (Blach 8-10) at San Diego (Wood 3-4), 9:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 5-6) at Arizona (Ray 10-5), 9:40 p.m.

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SPORTS RELATED TO HARVEY

Sports teams, players pitching in for Harvey aide

UNDATED (AP) — Houston Texans star J.J. Watt had hoped their upcoming preseason game with the Dallas Cowboys would be postponed following the devastation created by Hurricane Harvey. That’s not going to happen, but he is getting his wish that money generated by Thursday’s exhibition finale will go to recovery efforts.

The defensive end started a fundraising page that collected more than $3 million in about two days

The Texans flew to the Dallas area and practiced the past two days at Cowboys headquarters. Coach Bill O’Brien said the team was hopeful of a return home by Monday.

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing donated $50,000 to the USO Houston to support first responders helping with relief efforts in the city.

Astros owner Jim Crane and the team’s foundation have pledged $4 million. The Astros also announced that all ticket, concession and parking fees from their series against the Rangers will be donated to relief efforts.

The Houston Rockets and owner Leslie Alexander upped their donation to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to $10 million. Alexander pledged $4 million to Houston mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund on Monday before announcing that he’d donate $10 million to help flood victims.

Cleveland Indians outfielder and Texas native Jay Bruce has pledged to donate up to $100,000 to help victims of Harvey. The team is accepting donations through Cleveland Indians Charities until Sept. 10 with all the money going to nonprofit organizations in Southeast Texas.

Angels star Mike Trout pitched in as well, donating $27,000 to the Red Cross and urging teammates and other MLB players to help.

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TENNIS-US OPEN

Defending champ Kerber knocked out of US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — The men’s bracket at the U.S. Open was ravaged by injuries before the tournament began. The women’s bracket is becoming decimated by upsets as sixth seed Angelique Kerber has followed No. 2 Simona Halep (HA’-lehp) out the door.

Kerber was blown out by 45th-ranked Naomi Osaka, who rolled to a 6-3, 6-1 in the opening round on Tuesday. The upset comes a day after Maria Sharapova knocked out Halep in three sets.

It’s the latest stunning loss by Kerber, who rose to No. 1 in the WTA rankings by winning last year’s U.S. Open. She just became just the second woman of the Open era to lose her opening-round match in the year’s final Grand Slam event.

Kerber is just 25-18 with no titles this year.

Roger Federer almost became a first-round upset victim. The third-seeded Federer overcame a slow start and a late lapse to post a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 over 70th-ranked Frances Tiafoe (tee-AH’-foh). It was Federer’s 79th career victory at the U.S. Open, equaling Andre Agassi for second-most.

The top seeds had no trouble advancing. Karolina Pliskova (PLIHSH’-koh-vah) was a 6-2, 6-1 winner to join 12th seed Jelena Ostapenko and No. 15 Madison Keyes in the second round. Rafael Nadal (nah-DAHL’) dropped just 10 games in his first-round match, although he was forced into a tiebreaker in the opening set.

Rain in New York forced the roof to be closed at Arthur Ashe Stadium and led to the postponement or suspension of most of Tuesday’s schedule. Nadal complained after his match that it’s too loud in the stadium with the roof closed.