The Phillies head into the all-star break in second place in the National League East, 3.5 games behind the Mets, with yesterday’s 5-4 win over Boston. The Pirates, who scored two in the ninth to beat the Mets yesterday, 6-5, are dead last in the NL Central, 18 games in back of Milwaukee.
In yesterday’s first round of the Major League draft, the Bucs took University of Louisville catcher Henry Davis with the first overall pick. Philadelphia, picking 13th overall, selected Florida high school pitcher Andrew Painter.
Kurt Busch outdueled brother Kyle to win NASCAR’s Quaker State 400. Locally, Trent Brenneman won Port Royal Speedway’s Limited Late Models race. Jeff Rine took Late Models and Antony Macri won 410 Sprints.
Milwaukee creeped back into the NBA Finals, beating Phoenix last night, 120-100, to cut the Suns lead in half after three games. Also yesterday, NBA analyst Vinny Del Negro defeated baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz in a one-hole playoff to win the American Century Championship. Lucas Glover won the PGA’s John Deere Open, ending a 10-year drought. And Novak Djokovic won his record-tying 20th Grand Slam event with a four-set Wimbledon victory over Matteo Berrettini.