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Dodgers Shut Down Cubs Offense On 2 Hits, 4-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Wood allowed two hits over five scoreless innings, Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Friday night in the series opener. Wood extended his career-high scoreless innings streak to 25 1/3, longest in the majors this season. The left-hander began the season in the bullpen, got a chance to sub for some of the Dodgers’ injured starters and has remained in the rotation since. Wood (6-0) struck out eight and walked two. The Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 at home, and their 19-8 home record is second-best in the majors. Jake Arrieta (5-4) continued to struggle for the World Series champions, whose three-game winning streak ended. The right-hander gave up four runs and five hits in six innings, struck out nine and walked one. Arrieta had blanked the Dodgers in 16 consecutive innings and won his last six regular-season starts in California, but they jumped all over his fastball. Utley homered for the second straight game leading off the third for a 1-0 lead. The Dodgers made it 2-0 in the fourth. Corey Seager walked leading off and came home on Yasmani Grandal’s double to deep left center. Seager’s helmet went flying off as he rounded third and narrowly beat the tag at the plate with a head-first slide. Gonzalez extended the lead to 4-0 on his two-run shot that scored Seager with two outs in the sixth. Chicago got its only two hits back-to-back in the second on singles by Jason Heyward and Javier Baez. The Cubs had hit 26 home runs in their previous 14 games. TRAINER’S ROOM Dodgers: OF Andrew Toles (right knee surgery) and LHP Scott Kazmir (left hip strain) were transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Toles had ACL surgery this week, while Kazmir hasn’t pitched this season. Manager Dave Roberts said Kazmir is rehabbing in Arizona, where his velocity has reached 90-92 mph off the mound. … INF Rob Segedin, on the DL since April 19 because of a right big toe strain, will have right wrist surgery on Wednesday. UP NEXT Cubs: RHP John Lackey (4-4, 4.82 ERA) has an 8.00 ERA in the first inning this season and a 4.15 ERA from the second inning on. He lost to the Dodgers on April 12 despite allowing just one earned run on four hits and striking out a season-high 10 batters over six innings. He owns a 1.73 ERA against the Dodgers, his lowest against any single opponent. Dodgers: RHP Brandon McCarthy (4-1, 3.76) beat the Cubs 2-0 on April 12 at Wrigley Field, allowing four hits in six scoreless innings, striking out four and walking three on 91 pitches. He’s held hitters to a .245 average in seven starts this season. (@Copyright 2017. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may bot be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Read More »

Marlins Beat Trout — And Angels, 8-5

MIAMI (AP) — If Mike Trout had positioned himself in the hedge behind the wall, he still couldn’t have caught Giancarlo Stanton’s first-inning drive. Stanton homered off the retaining wall in center, a shot estimated at 460 feet, and the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-5 on Friday night. Stanton’s two-run homer off Jesse Chavez was his 12th of the year but his first since May 8. Center fielder Trout took a few steps back before stopping to watch the ball sail way over his head. “I did my job,” Stanton said. “It was a bad changeup,” Chavez said. “He did Stanton. He dented it.” Stanton has 10 homers of at least 460 feet since 2015, most in the majors. “It’s just a treat whenever he hits a homer,” teammate Justin Bour said. Bour added a three-run homer , his 13th, and J.T. Realmuto had a solo drive for his fourth of the season. All three Miami homers came on 3-2 pitches. Angels pitchers have allowed 73 homers, most in the majors. Christian Yelich had three doubles in three at-bats and scored twice. Stanton and Dee Gordon each had three hits for the Marlins, who scored four runs in the first and finished with 14 hits. Miami (17-29) began the night tied for the worst record in the majors, and won for only the fourth time in the past 16 games. But its offensive potential remains considerable — the Marlins have scored 29 runs in their past three victories. The Angels (25-26) lost their third game in a row, and the latest defeat was painful in more ways than one. Reliever Bud Norris tweaked his right knee and departed after throwing only three pitches in the ninth, and his status is day to day. Catcher Martin Maldonado hurt his left thumb tagging out Stanton at the plate in the eighth inning and remained in the game, but he had his hand heavily wrapped afterward and was awaiting results of X-rays. Angels pinch hitter Nolan Fontana homered for his first career hit in the ninth. A.J. Ramos entered with two out and one on in the ninth to retire Trout on a 400-foot flyout for his fifth save. Dan Straily (3-3) gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings and won his second start in a row. He departed after giving up a two-run homer to Maldonado and was displeased with the quality of his pitches. “Terrible,” Straily said. “I never really felt in sync. You find out what kind of pitcher you are when you don’t have your best stuff.” Jesse Chavez (4-6) allowed five runs in 3 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the year. His ERA rose to 5.09. The Angels became the final major league team to play at Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. WALK BACKFIRES Angels manager Mike Scioscia ordered a two-out intentional walk in the sixth so left-hander Jose Alvarez could face Bour, a left-handed hitter. Bour spoiled the strategy with a homer to put Miami ahead 8-3. “We felt more comfortable going after Bour and he got it done,” Scioscia said. “So you tip your cap to him.” Said Bour of the intentional walk: “I want to make the most of that opportunity, so it doesn’t happen again.” The homer was his fourth off a lefty this year. ROUGH NIGHT Marlins left fielder Marcell Ozuna misplayed two fly balls on the warning track. Each was scored a double, including Luis Valbuena’s run-scoring hit. ROSTER MOVE Before the game, the Marlins optioned right-hander Drew Steckenrider to Triple-A New Orleans and reinstated right-hander David Phelps from the bereavement list. TRAINER’S ROOM Angels: CF Cameron Maybin was held out of the starting lineup because of a sore right knee but hopes to play Saturday. … Albert Pujols started at 1B even though he has been nursing a sore right hamstring. He looked gimpy running out a standup double in the sixth. Marlins: CF Christian Yelich (hip) was back in the starting lineup after missing one game. … LHP Jeff Locke (left shoulder tendinitis), who has been on a rehab assignment, is on the verge of joining the rotation and making his season debut, manager Don Mattingly said. … SS Adeiny Hechavarria (left oblique) and 3B Martin Prado (right hamstring) are about 10 to 14 days from going on rehab assignments, Mattingly said. UP NEXT RHP J.C. Ramirez (4-3, 3.81 ERA) is scheduled to start Saturday for the Angels against RHP Vance Worley (0-1, 6.75 ERA). (@Copyright 2017. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may bot be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Read More »

Man Wanted For Molesting Girl In Yorba Linda

YORBA LINDA ( —  The Orange County Sheriff’s Department Friday released a sketch of a man accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl in Yorba Linda. The man approached two 13-year-old girls on swings at a playground in the Fairgreen condominium complex on Fairlynn Boulevard about 8 p.m. Monday and asked them to perform a sex act, according to Jaimee Blashaw of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The teens refused, and one girl walked away. The suspect made another lewd remark to the girl who remained behind, who also got up and quickly walked away, according to Blashaw. The suspect chased after the second victim and pulled her pants and underwear down from behind. The man then held the girl and groped her buttocks. The victim was able to break free and run, police said. The suspect is white, between 17 and 25 years old with dark-brown, curly hair covering the tops of his ears. (credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department) He is about 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a light-colored T-shirt and black basketball shorts, Blashaw said. Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspect was asked to call the Orange County Sheriff Department’s Special Victims Detail at (714) 647-7418 or (714) 647-7000. Tipsters can also contact Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or Read More »

3 Hurt After Small Plane Crashes In El Monte

EL MONTE ( – Three people were injured when a small plane crashed in the wash near the San Gabriel Valley Airport in El Monte Friday night. The Cessna 175 crashed at 8:22 p.m. in the wash off Ranger Avenue and Whitney Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. A pilot and two passengers aboard the plane sustained minor injuries. The circumstances of the crash were not immediately confirmed. Read More »

Officials Believe Former Texas Nurse Killed ‘Dozens’ Of Young Children, Babies

DALLAS (AP)  — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time. Genene Jones, 66, is serving concurrent 99-year and 60-year sentences at a Gatesville prison for the 1982 killing of 15-month-old Chelsea McClelland and the sickening of a 4-week-old boy who survived. The girl was given a fatal injection of a muscle relaxant and the boy received a large injection of a blood thinner. Jones was due to be freed next March under a mandatory release law that was in place when she was convicted. But on Thursday, the Bexar County district attorney’s office announced that she has been charged in the 1981 death of 11-month-old Joshua Sawyer, who investigators say died of a fatal overdose of an anti-seizure drug, Dilantin. During Jones’ time working in hospitals and clinics in San Antonio and elsewhere in Texas, children died of unexplained seizures and other complications. At a news conference Friday in San Antonio, District Attorney Nico LaHood said investigators believe Jones may have killed some or all of those children because they died under unusual circumstances during or shortly after her shifts. “She’s been suspected in dozens of infant deaths and she’s only been held accountable in one,” he said. It’s not clear why Jones’ actions, involving so many suspected victims, were not detected earlier. But Sam Millsap, a previous D.A.  in Bexar County, told a San Antonion TV station in 2013 that medical records at the San Antonio hospital at one point were accidentally destroyed, hampering efforts by investigators to prove their suspicions. Chelsea McClelland died after receiving an injection at a clinic in Kerrville, northwest of San Antonio, and prosecutors at Jones’ 1984 murder trial said the nurse lethally injected children there to demonstrate the need for a pediatric intensive care unit at a nearby hospital. Other prosecutors theorized that Jones’ tactic was to take swift medical action and save some of her victims, making herself appear to be a sort of miracle worker. LaHood said the new murder charge is based on fresh evidence that came to light and a review of old evidence. He also said the deaths of some of the other children are being re-examined and that additional charges could be coming. Jones has been consistently denied parole over the years. She was due to be released next March after serving one-third of her sentence under a mandatory release law adopted in 1977 to help alleviate prison overcrowding. The law was overhauled 10 years later. Jones, whose case has been chronicled in two books, a TV movie and numerous articles, was “emotional” when she was served an arrest warrant Thursday, LaHood said. “We have every reason to believe that she fully expected to get out next year,” he said. Because of the new charge, Jones will be transferred to the Bexar County jail and held on a $1 million bond while the case is prosecuted. A murder conviction brings a maximum sentence of 99 years. LaHood said Jones is not eligible for the death penalty because Texas did not have such a sentence at the time of the 1981 death. “We will do our best to ensure that Genene Jones takes her very last breath behind bars,” LaHood said. (@Copyright 2017. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may bot be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Read More »

Woman Caught On Camera Driving With 2 Kids In Backseat While Appearing To Be Disoriented

SAN BERNARDINO ( —  San Bernardino police are investigating a possible case of child endangerment and driving under the influence after a woman, driving with two young kids children in the backseat, struck a parked car while appearing to be disoriented. David Rayy started rolling his camera after he and his cousins noticed a Volkswagen stopped in the middle of the street at Mayfield Avenue and 11th Street late wednesday night. The video posted on Facebook showed the driver slumped over and someone saying: “Crashed into a car right here, knocked out. And she has two kids in the backseat.” One of the Good Samaritans knocked on the window, barely woke up the woman and got her to open her door. One of them asked if she needed help, but she did not respond. “The babies thing, that was more of the problem. If it would have been just the lady, okay. But she has kids with her,” Andrew Shifflet said. Gina Furnash, who also came out to try and help, said the heat seemed to be on full blast in the car and the kids looked uncomfortable, and one children, an infant, was crying. “The baby was screaming. Wanted the bottle. She unlocked her car so we could give the baby the bottle. We were trying to help her,” Furnash recalled. But the woman didn’t respond when they asked if they could take her and the children somewhere safe. “Do you want me to take you? Where do you need to go?” one of the Good Samaritans asked. “We wanted to get the babies out, but we didn’t want a kidnapping charge. We don’t want to jeopardize ourselves,” Furnash said. She said they were worried about the children and kept waiting and hoping police would get there, but officers did not show up. Eventually, the woman slammed her door shut and sped off. “My cousin was standing in front of the car. He almost got hit by her because she didn’t know what she was doing. You could tell she was under the influence a lot,” Shifflet explained. They did get the license plate of the car and hoped police could track down the driver and check on the children. “I don’t know who the lady was. I hope she’s okay. I hope the babies made it home okay,” Furnash added. Police told CBS2’s Tina Patel that they have identified the driver but have not located her or the children. Read More » USA, LLC
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