Wade LeBlanc tied a career-high with 10 strikeouts, his most since 2011, Dee Gordon went 4-for-4 and Edwin Diaz picked up his 37th save as the Mariners opened the second half of the season with a 3-1 win over Chicago.
The Vikings will hold the first full practice for a training camp in Eagan next Saturday. That date, July 28, is also the 20th anniversary of the NFL's approval of the sale of the Vikings to Red McCombs for the kingly sum of $250 million.
Sean Rodriguez homered and drove in four runs, Starling Marte hit a grand slam and the Pittsburgh Pirates extended their winning streak to a season-high seven games with a 12-1 rout of the Cincinnati Reds after a long rain delay.
Yoenis Cespedes homered in his return from the disabled list, Noah Syndergaard won his second straight start since coming back from an injury but left after a drop in velocity, and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 7-5 in a Subway Series opener.
Perhaps it was fitting on the day the organization announced his multiyear contract extension to keep him managing the Mariners for the foreseeable future, Scott Servais didn't have to endure another grind-it-out, one-run nail-biter of a decision.
Colin O’Brady of Portland, Ore., climbed the highest points in all 50 states in 21 days. He broke the world speed climbing record when he summited Mount Hood in Oregon early morning Thursday, July 19, 2018.