Update on the latest sportsAP
Cabrera intentionally walked with 2,999 hits as Tigers beat Yankees 3-0
UNDATED (AP) — Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked in the eighth inning with 2,999 career hits, setting off a loud chorus of boos and derisive chants at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 3-0.
Cabrera was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts, forcing him and Detroit fans to wait at least another day for him to hit the 3,000 mark, a milestone just 32 players have reached in Major League Baseball history.
The Tigers led 1-0 when Cabrera came up with two outs and runners on second and third in the eighth. New York manager Aaron Boone held up four fingers to give Cabrera a free pass to the unoccupied base. While strategically sound, the move triggered perhaps the loudest boos ever heard at a Tigers game since Comerica Park opened in 2000.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Carlos Carrasco pitched into the eighth inning for the first time in almost three years, leading the New York Mets over the San Francisco Giants 6-2. Francisco Lindor, who had three hits, and Eduardo Escobar each connected for solo homers. Escobar’s second-inning shot gave the Mets the lead for good as they took three of four from the Giants. Mets manager Buck Showalter was back in the dugout after missing a game because of a medical procedure. Carrasco allowed four hits and walked none while striking out seven over 7 2/3 innings. It was his longest outing since he went 7 2/3 innings for Cleveland on May 4, 2019, a little more than two months before Carrasco was diagnosed with leukemia.
— Josh Naylor had two hits and two RBIs, continuing his comeback from a devastating leg injury and helping the Cleveland Guardians complete a series sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 6-3 victory. Cleveland took both games of a doubleheader Wednesday against Chicago, which has lost four straight. Naylor hit an RBI single in the fifth and a run-scoring double in the seventh. He was activated Friday after suffering multiple fractures in his right leg during an outfield collision last June.
Cora tests positive…Nats put Harvey on 10-day IL
UNDATED (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora tested positive for COVID-19 and did not manage Thursday’s series finale against Toronto. Bench coach Will Venable took Cora’s place in the dugout.
Cora won’t travel with the team to St. Petersburg, Florida, for the weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Red Sox say Cora, who is vaccinated and boosted, is suffering from mild symptoms.
In other MLB news:
— The Washington Nationals have placed reliever Hunter Harvey on the 10-day injured list with a right pronator strain and promoted right-hander Erasmo Ramírez from Triple-A Rochester. Harvey has appeared in four games this season, pitching 2 2/3 scoreless innings. The right-hander was claimed off waivers from San Francisco on March 22. Ramírez, who turns 32 on May 2, is 33-40 with a 4.37 ERA in 216 career major league games. He pitched seven scoreless innings over five appearances for Rochester.
Former Raiders QB Daryle Lamonica dies at age 80
UNDATED (AP) — Former AFL Player of the Year Daryle Lamonica has died at age 80. Authorities say he died Thursday of what are believed to be natural causes at his home in Fresno, California.
The deep-throwing quarterback nicknamed the “Mad Bomber” led the Oakland Raiders to Super Bowl II in 1968, where they lost to the Green Bay Packers, 33-14.
In his six seasons as a starter for the Raiders, Lamonica was one of the most prolific passers in the game, leading pro football with 145 TD passes. He led the AFL with 3,302 yards passing and 34 touchdowns in 1969. The 34 TDs still stand as the franchise’s single-season record more than a half-century later.
Lamonica also played a starring role in one of the most memorable games ever. He threw four TD passes, including the go-ahead score, in a 43-32 win over the Jets in a game now known as the “Heidi Game” because NBC cut away from the game on the East Coast before the Raiders comeback to show the children’s movie.
NHL returning to Europe with games in Prague, Tampere
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is going back to Europe this fall for its first games outside of North America since the start of the pandemic. The San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators will play two games in Prague in October, and the Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets will play two games in Tampere, Finland, in November as part of the 2022 Global Series. The last NHL game in Europe was in November 2019 when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Buffalo Sabres faced off in Stockholm. Nashville was set to open the 2020-21 season in Prague against Boston before the pandemic scrapped the NHL’s plans.
Lewis Hamilton, Serena Williams part of bid to buy Chelsea
LONDON (AP) — The crowded field to buy Chelsea now features 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams and seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.
A long-standing fan of Arsenal, Hamilton has seized the opportunity to invest in its London rival as three bidders try to buy the Premier League club from sanctioned Russian owner Roman Abramovich.
Williams and Hamilton are part of a consortium that features proposed investment from Josh Harris and David Blitzer, the owners of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers who would have to sell their stakes in Premier League club Crystal Palace to buy Chelsea.
13 Nassar victims seeking $130M from FBI over bungled probe
DETROIT (AP) — Thirteen sexual assault victims are seeking $10 million each from the FBI. They claim a bungled investigation by federal agents led to more abuse by the sports doctor. It’s an effort to make the government responsible for assaults that occurred after 2015. The Justice Department’s inspector general concluded last year that the FBI made fundamental errors when it became aware of allegations against Nassar. He was a Michigan State University sports doctor as well as a doctor at USA Gymnastics. He is serving decades in prison for assaulting female athletes, including medal-winning Olympic gymnasts. Under federal law, tort claims must be a filed with a government agency, which then has six months to reply. A lawsuit could follow depending on the FBI’s response.