Wolf Administration Adds New Programs to Assist Job Seekers with Target Training Opportunities

first_imgElectro Soft, Inc. – Electro Soft Inc., a 30-year veteran in electronics contract manufacturing, specializes in cable assembly, box build assembly, wire harness assembly and printed circuit board assembly. The company registered a program for industrial manufacturing technicians. TLC Construction Co. – TLC Construction registered an apprenticeship program in construction. The company emphasizes hiring ex-offenders and others from underprivileged communities. TLC Work-Based Training, the associated non-profit organization, helps ex-offenders get credentialed training and partners with supportive services to help reduce recidivism.Approved through the Department of Labor & Industry’s Apprenticeship and Training Office, apprenticeship programs are used to provide employer-driven training to create a more productive, diverse, highly skilled workforce for employers and help reduce employee turnover. The program provides job seekers with increased skills, and a nationally recognized credential to support future career advancement and increased wages.For more information on the Apprenticeship and Training Office, visit ATO. Greiner Packaging, Inc. – Greiner Packaging Inc., which manufactures plastic cups, registered its existing non-registered apprenticeship training program. Students earn two-year associate degrees as part of the apprenticeship program. June 14, 2017 Detroit Switch, Inc. – Detroit Switch manufactures high-pressure, high-shock switches for the Navy and heavy manufacturers. Detroit Switch is a small company, and registered an apprenticeship program as a pathway for a current employee to train to be a machinist. Wolf Administration Adds New Programs to Assist Job Seekers with Target Training Opportunitiescenter_img Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that the Department of Labor & Industry’s Apprenticeship and Training Office (ATO) approved the addition of five new apprenticeship programs and two new apprenticeship occupations to help employers train the workers they need and assist job seekers in establishing a career pathways that lead to jobs that pay.“The apprenticeship programs approved today give job seekers a competitive edge by providing them with practical, hands-on job experience,” Governor Wolf said. “And, the programs benefit employers by providing targeted training opportunities in the industries and occupations needed to address regional employment needs.”The Wolf Administration established the ATO last year to be responsible for providing outreach, education, and technical support to current and prospective apprenticeship program sponsors and apprentices. To date, the ATO has added 1,714 new apprentices and 66 new registered apprenticeship occupations statewide.“Apprenticeships provide job seekers with a unique opportunity to earn while they learn,” said Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino.  “Apprenticeships are a combination of classroom learning and on-the-job training that can lead to stackable, industry-recognized credentials.”Following is a list of recently approved apprenticeship programs:Bryn Mawr College –The college added an HVAC and plumbing trade to its existing apprenticeship training program in Bryn Mawr. Philadelphia-Delaware Valley NTMA Chapter – Philadelphia-Delaware Valley NTMA Chapter added an industrial maintenance trade to its existing machinist training program. Curtis Industries – Curtis Industries registered a machinist program. The company works to hire students from local career and technical education programs. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Indiana Legislative Session Starts Tuesday

first_imgState Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) will be in Indianapolis Tuesday.Local lawmakers will return to the Statehouse Tuesday for Organization Day, a one-day event prior to the start of the January 2013 legislative session.State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) indicated that no legislation will take place Tuesday.“It is mostly ceremonial, but it is an important part of getting started,” said Representative Frye. “Organization Day is a time when any changes in committee assignments will be made, and {The Speaker of the House Brian Bosma] will give a speech where he will outline his plans for the upcoming legislative session.”Frye will be among 100 representatives and 50 senators for the 2014 legislative session.“I have several bills drafted for the 2014 legislation,” Representative Frye explained.Soil productivity factors are a rating system used to compare the productive potential of one soil type to the other for property tax purposes. Frye hopes to pass legislation in 2014 that requires legislative approval prior to soil productivity factor changing.“That way, those elected to represent the people, are responsible for any increase or decrease in their taxes,” Frye said.The 1973 Batesville High School graduate will continue listening to citizens in his district.“They can count on me on paying close attention and reaching out to the citizens of House District 67.”The 2014 legislative session could potentially cover the proposal to alter Indiana’s gay marriage ban and reconsideration of state educational standards.House District 67 represents residents of Dearborn, Decatur, Ripley, Jennings, Jefferson and Switzerland counties.last_img read more

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Friday Night Lights

first_imgThis is the time of year when high schools are having their Homecoming football games. Even when a team is not winning, Homecoming is still a big deal. It excites the students as well as that school’s alums.  I bet most of you still know who your high school Homecoming queen was.  The smaller the community, the bigger Friday night football games are.  It is the town’s gathering place during the fall.Right now the Oldenburg Academy football program is struggling with numbers.  There are several reasons for this, but the biggest one is the lack of home facilities.  It is hard for the student body to get really excited when all of your Friday night football games are away.  A Homecoming for them has to be at someone else’s facility which may be many miles from Oldenburg.  It is hard to have a parade and build floats in someone else’s city.last_img read more

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Marcella Heilig

first_imgMarcella A. Heilig, 92, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away July 5, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born November 12, 1924 in Lawrenceburg, IN, daughter of the late Harry H Liddle and Garnetta Liddle.She worked as a Secretary for Stedman’s Foundry and also as a teller at the American State Bank.She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, was an avid reader and an excellent cook. She also has a huge Star Trek collection, she was a real Trekkie.Surviving are step children, Margo Heilig Jolly of Salem, IN, Dan Heilig of Denver, CO, Ron Heilig of Lexington, KY, Danny Lyons of Aurora, IN, Teresa Bockhorst of Dillsboro, IN; Niece, Roseann Sharp of Phoenix, AZ; Sister, Rosemary Vorbroker of Aurora, IN; several step grandchildren, great grandchldren nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents Harry and Garnetta Liddle; her sister, Gloria Trudeau; her husbands, Jack Lillich, Bill Lyons and Marvin Heilig.Friends will be received Monday, July 10, 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana. Tri Kappa Services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church, at 12:00 pm with Father Chris Craig officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Aurora Life Squad. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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O’Connell: Competition is strong

first_img Ireland lock O’Connell, who is on his third Lions tour, is widely expected to forge the Test second-row partnership alongside Welshman Alun-Wyn Jones. But the 33-year-old is taking nothing for granted ahead of what should be his seventh Test match appearance in Lions colours. “There is savage competition for places, and guys are very eager to play as well as they can individually,” said O’Connell, who was part of the 2005 squad whitewashed by New Zealand and then captained the Lions in South Africa four years ago. Press Association Paul O’Connell believes there is “savage competition” for places in the British and Irish Lions squad as the countdown continues towards next Saturday’s first Test against Australia.center_img “I think if you look at the back-line and the way the backs have been playing it’s certainly a step up. Forwards-wise, I think we’ve performed really well as well. We’ve carried well, done well at the breakdown at times and it’s as good as any team I’ve been on, but you don’t really know until you get to the Tests.” The Lions will chase a sixth successive tour win against the Brumbies on Tuesday, having so far amassed 261 points and 33 tries Down Under. It is form that has seen them installed as Test series favourites by many pundits. But O’Connell knows Australia will be fierce opponents, adding: “We’ve a very tough three weeks ahead of us. Australia are a really good side, they have a lot of incredibly talented players and the next three weeks will be really tough and will be a lot different to what we’ve experienced (so far) in terms of intensity and physicality. It will be a big step up for us.” Meanwhile, Lions team doctor James Robson has delivered contrasting medical updates on Wales backs Jamie Roberts and George North ahead of next Saturday’s first Test match appointment with Australia in Brisbane. Centre Roberts limped off during Saturday’s 47-17 victory against the New South Wales Waratahs, suffering a hamstring strain. “Jamie is a grave doubt for this weekend, there is no doubt about that,” Robson said. “You only had to see how much discomfort he was in at the weekend. However, further assessment will be made later in the week as to his availability going forward.” Wing North, though, is well on the way back following a hamstring problem. Robson added: “He (North) is an exceptional character and has worked really hard. He is back to running today. An accurate assessment on his availability for selection will take place on Wednesday. At the moment, I think he is doing very well and has a great chance of being fit for this week.” last_img read more

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Beaux out to be Curragh beauty

first_img Press Association The Jessica Harrington-trained filly has raced against colts in the first two starts of her career, but takes on her own sex this weekend. Having narrowly failed on her debut at Tipperary she was a gutsy winner at Dundalk, beating Aidan O’Brien’s General Marshall. Lola Beaux steps into Group class for the first time in Sunday’s CL & MF Weld Park Stakes at the Curragh.center_img A daughter of Equiano, she is owned by Hayley O’Connor, who works as a PR representative for Ladbrokes. Harrington said: “I’ve been very happy with her since Dundalk. She was only just touched off on her first start and then I was delighted with her next time. “Both her runs have been against colts, but she’s very tough and hardy and has a professional attitude. I’m hoping she’ll run well.” Willie McCreery is gunning for more big-race glory, this time with Queen Anne, a Sheikh Mohammed-owned daughter of Iffraaj who on pedigree should be suited by stepping up to seven furlongs. Aidan O’Brien’s Qualify is joined by stablemate Ask Me Nicely, while Dermot Weld’s Stormfly returns after a break. Andy Oliver saddles Galway winner Could Should Would, and the once-raced Stellar Glow of Jim Bolger’s bids to step up on a promising first effort behind Tamadhor at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend. last_img read more

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Dawson delivers before India make good to reply England’s 477

first_img(REUTERS)-India made a strong reply to England’s first-innings total of 477 after half-centuries by debutant Liam Dawson and number nine Adil Rashid underlined the tourists’ batting depth in the fifth and final Test yesterday.India claimed three wickets on the second morning but the 108-run partnership between Dawson and Rashid in a productive second session for the touring side frustrated the hosts.India’s Murali Vijay hurt his shoulder while fielding and could not come out to bat but the makeshift opening pair of Lokesh Rahul and Parthiv Patel did a decent job, adding 60 runs without being separated.Rahul was unbeaten on 30 at stumps and the right-hander will be eager to make amends with the bat having dropped centurion Moeen Ali before he had scored on Friday.Patel was on 29 at the other end with India, who have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, 417 runs behind on a pitch which has grown easier to bat on.Earlier, resuming on 284-4, England got an early jolt when Ravichandran Ashwin struck with the day’s fifth delivery at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.The leading wicket-taker in the series had endured a rare wicketless day on Friday but he lured Ben Stokes on to the front foot to edge a fuller delivery which Parthiv Patel caught behind the stumps.Paceman Ishant Sharma trapped Jos Buttler lbw for five while Moeen, who resumed on 120, looked ill at ease against the short-pitched deliveries.The left-hander virtually walked into a trap when Umesh Yadav forced him into playing a pull shot, which the batsman mistimed to find Ravindra Jadeja at deep mid-wicket.Moeen faced 262 balls for his 146, hitting 13 fours and a six.Dawson endured a tough Test initiation, the second ball he faced from Sharma smacking him on his helmet but the 26-year-old grew in confidence as he and Rashid shared the second century-plus stand of the English innings.Rashid hit eight fours before edging Yadav to Patel for 60.Dawson was stranded on 66 not out, including five fours and a six, when Amit Mishra bowled Jake Ball with a googly.ENGLAND 1st innings (Overnight: 284-4)A. Cook c Kohli b Jadeja 10K. Jennings c P. Patel b I. Sharma 1J. Root c P. Patel b Jadeja 88M. Ali c Jadeja b U. Yadav 146J. Bairstow c Rahul b Jadeja 49B. Stokes c P. Patel b R. Ashwin 6J. Buttler lbw b I. Sharma 5L. Dawson not out 66A. Rashid c P. Patel b U. Yadav 60S. Broad run out (Rahul, P. Patel) 19J. Ball b Mishra 12Extras (b-4 lb-5 w-1 pen-5) 15Total (all out, 157.2 overs) 477Fall of wickets: 1-7 K. Jennings,2-21 A. Cook,3-167 J. Root,4-253 J. Bairstow,5-287 B. Stokes,6-300 J. Buttler,7-321 M. Ali,8-429 A. Rashid,9-455 S. Broad,10-477 J. BallBowling: U. Yadav 21 – 3 – 73 – 2(w-1),I. Sharma 21 – 6 – 42 – 2,R. Jadeja 45 – 9 – 106 – 3, R. Ashwin 44 – 3 – 151 – 1,A. Mishra 25.2 – 5 – 87 – 1,K. Nair 1 – 0 – 4 – 0.INDIA 1st inningsL. Rahul not out 30P. Patel not out 28Extras (lb-2) 2Total (for no loss, 20 overs) 60Fall of wickets:To bat: M. Vijay, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, K. Nair, R. Ashwin, R. Jadeja, A. Mishra, I. Sharma, U. YadavBowling: S. Broad 5 – 2 – 6 – 0,J. Ball 3 – 0 – 9 – 0, M. Ali 7 – 1 – 18 – 0, B. Stokes 2 – 0 – 12 – 0,A. Rashid 2 – 0 – 13 – 0L. Dawson 1 – 0 – 0 – 0.last_img read more

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Jordan outshines Pollard as Adelaide Strikers win

first_imgADELAIDE, Australia (CMC) – Chris Jordan outshone West Indies star Kieron Pollard as Adelaide Strikers won for only the second time in five outings with a five-wicket victory over Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League here yesterday.Sent in, Hobart managed 161 for eight off their 20 overs at Adelaide Oval, with number seven Beau Webster hammering an unbeaten 67 off 43 deliveries and Jonathan Wells getting 55 from 37 balls.The pair dug Hobart out of a hole at 30 for five in the sixth over, putting on an invaluable 89 for the sixth wicket.Jordan, the Barbados-born England all-rounder, bowled superbly to claim three for 24 from his four overs.In reply, Adelaide got home in the penultimate over with left-handed opener Ben Dunk top-scoring with an unbeaten 79 from 49 balls.He added 69 for the third wicket with Brad Hodge who made 30 and then partnered with Jordan in an unbroken 31-run, sixth-wicket stand to see Adelaide to victory.Jordan struck 15 not out off 14 balls with a single six.However, Pollard’s struggles with the bat continued as he made just 15 off seven balls with three fours before falling lbw to seamer Daniel Christian in the 14th over.The 29-year-old has scored just 60 runs in five innings during the tournament.With the win, Strikers climbed into sixth spot in the eight-team standings on four points while Hobart remained fifth on four points.last_img read more

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The Latest: 2nd Tennessee men’s basketball player has virus

first_imgNeither player visited the team facility at any point during the offseason. The Steelers, like the rest of the NFL, have been meeting and training remotely rather than in person since mid-March.___The U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction ceremony to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.This year’s induction ceremony had been scheduled for Sept. 19-20 in Frisco, Texas, where the Hall of Fame is located.Members of the 2020 and 2021 classes will be inducted together in a ceremony next year. ___Monmouth Park will reopen for simulcast wagering and sports betting on July 2, with live horse racing returning the following day.The complex will operate at 25% capacity as part of New Jersey’s second stage of loosening of restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The racetrack has been closed to the public since March 16 because of the pandemic.“We know our fans are as eager to return to Monmouth Park as we are to have them back,” said Dennis Drazin, chairman and CEO of Darby Development LLC, which runs the track.The 37-day meet runs through Sept. 27, highlighted by the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 18. Associated Press June 23, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___A second member of the Tennessee men’s basketball team has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation. Viktor Troicki says he and his pregnant wife have both been diagnosed with the virus. The former top-20 player from Serbia played against Djokovic in Belgrade during the first part of the two-leg tour.Djokovic was the face behind the Adria Tour. The series started in the Serbian capital and then moved to Zadar, Croatia, last weekend.There were no social distancing measures observed at the matches in either country.Three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria said Sunday he has tested positive for the virus. Borna Coric played Dimitrov on Saturday in Zadar and said Monday he has also tested positive.Djokovic left Croatia after the final was canceled and was tested in Belgrade. The results are expected soon. The Latest: 2nd Tennessee men’s basketball player has viruscenter_img The governing body says “the well-being and safety of competitors and fans could not be ensured amid the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19.”Karate was set to make its debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but that event has also been postponed by a year.The karate worlds are held every two years. The scheduled 2022 event has also been put back one year to 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.___Another tennis player has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an exhibition series organized by Novak Djokovic in Serbia and Croatia. Voting for the 2020 class was completed earlier this year but not yet announced.Former U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, dismissed from the team following the 2016 Olympics, was among the first-time eligible players on the ballot. U.S. national team members Brad Davis, Whitney Engen, Herculez Gómez and Clarence Goodson also were among 14 first-time eligible players on the 42-person ballot.___This year’s karate world championships have been postponed for one year because of the coronavirus pandemic.The World Karate Federation says the championships will now take place from Nov. 16-21, 2021, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Rose said there may be an opportunity for the winter, spring and possibly fall athletes to participate and compete in some form after Jan. 1. But there will be no elimination of programs or furloughs or cuts to athletic administration, staff or coaches.Newman said she is hopeful conditions will improve enough by October that the school will be able to open some on-campus programs.___Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says two unidentified players have tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered.Tomlin said Tuesday the players tested positive at some point earlier this year. Both players went through what Tomlin called “the appropriate protocol” and have since returned to work. Tennessee had reported Friday that one player had tested positive. School officials announced Tuesday that a second player had tested positive as well.___The Twin Cities Marathon will be held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota, the latest road race altered, postponed or canceled by the pandemic.Twin Cities in Motion, the marathon’s organization, said Tuesday that the 39th edition of the event will not be staged as usual on Oct. 4 in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Registered runners instead can run any 26.2-mile distance during the month of October and submit their times online to receive the finisher T-shirt and medal. The Boston Marathon recently announced a similar, crowd-free format.The Twin Cities Marathon had more than 8,000 entrants last year, with 6,700 finishers. An estimated 300,000 spectators annually line the course. The weekend roster of races that includes the marathon and several shorter-distance events was expected to draw as many as 30,000 runners. Canada’s federal government last week said it would allow the league to quarantine internally, making Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton realistic possibilities.___Maine’s Bowdoin College and UMass Boston are canceling their fall sports schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Bowdoin President Clayton Rose cited limitations on campus attendance in an announcement detailing the school’s plans for the fall semester. UMass Boston interim Chancellor Katherine Newman said in a memo that the school will focus on remote instruction in the fall with no on-ground student activities.Both schools compete in Division III. Bowdoin has 31 varsity teams. UMass Boston has 18. ___Pittsburgh is out of the running to be one of the two hubs for the NHL when the league resumes its season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.The Penguins submitted what the club called an “aggressive” bid to be a hub city and was among the 10 finalists — including seven in the U.S. — announced by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. They announced Tuesday they weren’t selected, joining the Columbus Blue Jackets.Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse said simply being a finalist reflected the city’s support of the team and the NHL.The Penguins are among 24 teams that are in Phase 2 of the league’s Return to Play program, which consists of small group workouts without coaches. Those 24 teams will eventually be part of an expanded playoff format, with 12 teams committed to each of the two host cities.last_img read more

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Duvall hits 3 HRs, Braves beat Red Sox 7-5 to finish sweep

first_img COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News center_img Adam Duvall hit three home runs a night after teammate Marcell Ozuna become the first NL player ever to hit three homers in Fenway Park, and the East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the stumbling Boston Red Sox 7-5 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.Duvall hit a pair of two-run shots over the Green Monster and a solo blast to center for his five RBIs. Ozuna added a long, tiebreaking solo drive for the Braves, who entered the three-game set 0-12-3 in their last 15 series against the Red Sox.It was Atlanta’s first sweep in Boston since capturing a three-game set in 2002. Freddie Freeman had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 16 games.Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a solo homer and J.D. Martinez had two hits and two RBIs for the Red Sox.Ozuna’s drive also cleared the Monster, sailing over a billboard and completely out of Fenway against Andrew Triggs (0-2) in the seventh. Duvall’s third homer hit off a back wall near the bleachers after his second homer had tied it at 5 against Triggs an inning earlier.Tyler Matzek (3-2) got four outs in relief for the victory. Mark Melancon struck out the side in the ninth for his eighth save in nine chances.INDIANS 5, ROYALS 0KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Triston McKenzie tossed six innings of three-hit ball to celebrate his 23rd birthday, and Tyler Naquin hit a pair of homers for the only runs of the game to lead Cleveland.McKenzie (2-0) needed just 81 pitches thanks to six strikeouts, no walks and some slick defense behind him. His bullpen went the rest of the way, holding the Royals without a hit over the final three innings.Naquin’s first homer was a two-run shot off Jakob Junis (0-1) in the second inning. Naquin then provided his relievers with some much-needed breathing room by adding a three-run homer off Scott Barlow in the ninth.The result was the fifth consecutive loss in a series-deciding game for the Royals, and their 10th straight defeat in rubber games involving Cleveland. In fact, Kansas City has won just three of its last 35 games to decide a series.ASTROS 2, RANGERS 1HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer early to back up a strong start from rookie Cristian Javier and Houston held on to beat Texas.Brantley, who had a three-run shot in a loss on Tuesday night, connected off Kolby Allard (0-4) with one out in the first on his homer to the seats in right field to give the Astros an early lead.Allard shut the Astros down after that, but with Javier’s pitching performance it was enough for Houston to hold on for the win.Houston’s rookie allowed only a solo home run to Isiah Kiner-Falefa and a single by Joey Gallo in a career-high 6 2/3 innings to win his third straight decision. Ryan Pressly pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save.Javier (4-1) had retired the first 10 batters before Kiner-Falefa homered to left field to cut the lead to 2-1 with one out in the fourth inning.BLUE JAYS 2, MARLINS 1MIAMI (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel homered and Hyun Jin Ryu pitched six solid innings to lead Toronto.After Miami’s Sixto Sanchez got through the first four innings on 43 pitches, Gurriel snapped the rookie right-hander’s 11-inning scoreless string with a two-run shot for a 2-0 lead in the fifth.Ryu (3-1) allowed one run and six hits, walked two and matched a season high with eight strikeouts.A.J. Cole and Rafael Dolis each pitched scoreless innings and Anthony Bass got his fourth save for the Blue Jays, who are 12-12 in one-run games.Jonathan Villar had two hits in his second game since joining the Blue Jays in a trade with Miami on Monday.Sanchez (1-1) was lifted after seven innings. He allowed six hits and struck out five.REDS 4, CARDINALS 3CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning drove in Shogo Akiyama with the winning run for Cincinnati.Facing Giovanny Gallegos (1-1), Akiyama and Curt Casali walked with one out and Votto delivered a sharp line drive to right to send Akiyama sliding across the plate and extend his hitting streak to six games.The Cardinals had loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Raisel Iglesias (2-2) struck Tyler O’Neill and Lane Thomas to escape.The Reds avoided a three-game sweep to finish 3-4 on a homestand against the Cubs and Cardinals, two of the teams they’re chasing in the NL Central.PHILLIES 3, NATIONALS 0PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zack Wheeler tossed three-hit ball over 6 2/3 innings to outpitch Max Scherzer, Jay Bruce hit a solo homer and Philadelphia beat Washington.Neil Walker was 3 for 3 with two RBIs for the Phillies, who’ve won eight of nine and three in a row to go two games over .500 for the first time since they were 79-77 last Sept. 24.The defending World Series champion Nationals have lost five straight and eight of nine to fall to 12-22. They’ve been shut out in consecutive games.Wheeler (4-0) struck out six and lowered his ERA to 2.20. David Phelps retired the four batters he faced in his debut with the Phillies. Brandon Workman finished for his eighth save in nine chances and fourth for Philadelphia.Scherzer (3-2) gave up three runs and seven hits in six innings.METS 9, ORIOLES 4BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Conforto went 4 for 5 with a homer and five RBIs, Pete Alonso hit a lengthy solo shot and New York snapped a five-game losing streak.Conforto matched his career high in hits with a two-run homer in the first inning, RBI doubles in the fifth and seventh, and a run-scoring single in the eighth. His first double made it 3-2, and the Mets padded the advantage as part of a 14-hit attack.Alonso had just one hit, but it was a whopper. His sixth-inning drive off John Means (0-3) was only the fifth in the history of Camden Yards to reach the second deck in left field.The Mets also got some decent pitching to earn a split of the two-game series and end a skid that matched their longest of the season. David Peterson (4-1) threw four innings of two-hit relief before giving way in the eighth to Miguel Castro, obtained in a trade with Baltimore on Monday.RAYS 5, YANKEES 2NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Brosseau got some revenge against the New York Yankees, hitting two home runs as the Tampa Bay Rays topped their AL East rivals again.A night after Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball over his head, Brosseau posted his second career multi-homer game and the first-place Rays ended the season series with an 8-2 edge.Chapman was handed a three-game suspension by Major League Baseball that he’s appealing.Brosseau capped Tampa Bay’s four-run first inning against Jordan Montgomery (2-2) when he hit a 2-2 curve an estimated 420 feet into the visitors’ bullpen beyond the left-center fence. Brosseau made it 5-0 in the fifth by hitting an 0-1 fastball into the Yankees’ bullpen in right-center.Randy Arozarena also connected for the AL East leaders, hitting a two-run homer two batters into the game on Montgomery’s seventh pitch.The Rays improved to 20-4 in their last 24 games and moved 4 1/2 games ahead of the Yankees.John Curtiss (2-0) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the win.ROCKIES 9, GIANTS 6DENVER (AP) — Garrett Hampson and Sam Hilliard homered and newcomer Kevin Pillar delivered a key triple as Colorado bounced back from a battering, rallying to beat San Francisco.A day after getting 27 hits in a 23-5 rout at Coors Field, and Alex Dickerson leading the way with three home runs and two doubles, the Giants again started fast. Mike Yastrzemski homered to help San Francisco score four times on six hits in the first inning.By the fourth inning, the Giants already had six runs and 11 hits. But the Rockies bullpen pitched shutout ball the rest of the way.Pillar, acquired in a trade with Boston on Monday, hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in a five-run seventh inning.The Rockies trailed 6-4 going into the seventh. After Sam Coonrod (0-1) was relieved by Tyler Rogers, Pillar, who spent most of last season with the Giants, tripled for a 7-6 lead. Hilliard followed one out later with a two-run homer that landed in the left field bleachers.Mychal Givens (1-0), acquired over the weekend from Baltimore, worked a scoreless inning for the win. Daniel Bard got three outs for his fourth save.CUBS 8, PIRATES 2PITTSBURGH (AP) — Javier Baez hit a three-run home run and Kyle Hendricks pitched one-run ball over six innings to lead Chicago.Baez connected in the fourth inning to put Chicago in front 3-1. The blast carried 443 feet to the back set of bleachers in left-center field and came one pitch after Nick Tropeano relieved starter Joe Musgrove.Hendricks (4-4) scattered six hits to go with six strikeouts and two walks. He had been winless in his previous three starts.Anthony Rizzo added a two-run single in the seventh and the Cubs scored three times in the eighth to make it 8-2.Musgrove (0-4) went three-plus innings after being activated from the injured list prior to the game. He gave up three hits, struck out four and walked none while being limited to 46 pitches.BREWERS 8, TIGERS 5MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keston Hiura and Jace Peterson homered as Milwaukee snapped Detroit’s six-game winning streak.Eric Sogard’s sacrifice fly off Joe Jimenez (1-2) scored Justin Smoak with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Brewers responded after falling behind 4-0. Peterson provided insurance with a pinch-hit, two-run shot in the eighth.Milwaukee matched its biggest comeback in a victory this season. The Brewers trailed 5-1 in a 6-5 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 27.Eric Yardley (2-0), Devin Williams and Josh Hader combined to pitch four innings of no-hit relief after Brewers starter Adrian Houser gave up five runs and nine hits in five innings. Hader, who hasn’t allowed a hit in 11 2/3 innings this season, earned his ninth save in 10 opportunities.TWINS 8, WHITE SOX 1MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Donaldson returned from the injured list with two hits and two RBIs for Minnesota.Jake Cave and Miguel Sanó hit solo shots, Eddie Rosario had a two-run homer and Jose Berríos (3-3) pitched six sharp innings for the Twins. Two of Chicago’s four errors directly contributed to Minnesota’s highest score in 19 games.White Sox starter Reynaldo López (0-2) struggled again, getting only five outs before Donaldson’s two-run double in the second prompted a call to the bullpen. Chicago (22-15) fell one game behind AL Central leader Cleveland (23-14), with Minnesota (22-16) in third place, 1 1/2 games back. First Published: 3rd September, 2020 11:15 IST LIVE TV Last Updated: 3rd September, 2020 11:15 IST Duvall Hits 3 HRs, Braves Beat Red Sox 7-5 To Finish Sweep Adam Duvall hit three home runs a night after teammate Marcell Ozuna become the first NL player ever to hit three homers in Fenway Park, and the East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the stumbling Boston Red Sox 7-5 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.last_img read more

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