Monday, July 25
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Ken Griffey Junior has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Griffey, the first Number1 draft pick to be selected for enshrinement, played 22 big-league seasons with the Mariners, Reds and White Sox. A 13-time All-Star selection and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner, Griffey hit 630 home runs, sixth all-time, and drove in 1,836 runs.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt's solo home run in the fifth inning gave Arizona the lead for good, and the Diamondbacks finished with four homers in holding off the Cincinnati Reds 9-8 Sunday. Every Cincinnati starter except pitcher Brandon Finnegan had at least one hit off Dbacks starter Zack Godley, helping the Reds come from behind twice before falling short.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Nolan Reimold hit a game-winning, two-out homer in the ninth inning after Pedro Alvarez reached on a strikeout and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep. Cleveland starter Corey Kluber gave up three runs and six hits in seven innings at Camden Yards.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have suspended ace Chris Sale five days without pay for destroying collared throwback uniforms the team was scheduled to wear. The White Sox announced the punishment on Sunday after Sale was scratched from his scheduled start and sent home the previous night. The suspension comes to $250,000 of his $9.15 million salary. He was also fined about $12,700 — the cost of the destroyed jerseys.