(Undated)  —  Here is the latest sports news:  New single-season record for homers set.  Cubs win seventh straight.  Yankees widening wild card lead.  Durant apologizes for tweets.

>>New Single-Season Record For Homers Set

(Undated)  —  There have been more home runs hit in Major League Baseball this season than in any other year in history.  Kansas City’s Alex Gordon broke the record with the 5,694th of the season last night.  The previous record was set in 2000.

>>Cubs Cut Down Rays For Seventh Straight Win

(St. Petersburg, FL)  —  The Cubs ran their winning streak to seven games with a 2-1 victory over the Rays at Tropicana Field.  Mike Montgomery took a no-hitter into the sixth before Brad Miller belted a solo homer with one out in the frame.  Miller’s blast was Tampa Bay’s only hit of the night.

>>Yankees Top Twins

(Bronx, NY)  —  The Yankees are pulling away in the race for the top AL wild card spot.  Brett Gardner had three hits and two RBI as New York knocked off the Twins, 5-2, in the Bronx.  The Yanks have won nine-of-11 to open up a six-game lead on Minnesota for the top spot.

>>Durant Apologizes For Thunder Tweets

(San Francisco, CA)  —  Warriors forward Kevin Durant is apologizing for sending tweets about his former team.  Durant criticized the Thunder and former head coach Billy Donovan on Sunday.  Durant expressed regret and called the tweets idiotic and childish.

>>Tillman Training To Join FBI

(Chicago, IL)  —  Former Bears and Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman is on a new career path.  Multiple sources say Tillman is training to become an FBI agent.  The 36-year-old Tillman, who has a criminal justice degree, retired after 13 NFL seasons last year.

 

>>TUESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Milwaukee Brewers 1, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Miami Marlins 5, New York Mets 4
St. Louis Cardinals 8, Cincinnati Reds 7  (10 inn)
Washington Nationals 4, Atlanta Braves 2
San Diego Padres 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
San Francisco Giants 4, Colorado Rockies 3

MLB American League
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New York Yankees 5, Minnesota Twins 2
Boston Red Sox 1, Baltimore Orioles 0  (11 inn)
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Kansas City Royals 2
Oakland Athletics 9, Detroit Tigers 8
Houston Astros 3, Chicago White Sox 1
Cleveland Indians 6, Los Angeles Angels 3
Texas Rangers 3, Seattle Mariners 1

MLB Interleague
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Chicago Cubs 2, Tampa Bay Rays 1

NHL Preseason
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Florida Panthers 5, Nashville Predators 3
Buffalo Sabres 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 3  (OT)
Boston Bruins 4, Detroit Red Wings 2
Chicago Blackhawks 5, Columbus Blue Jackets 2
Ottawa Senators 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Carolina Hurricanes 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 1
Nashville Predators 3, Florida Panthers 2  (OT)
Dallas Stars 5, St. Louis Blues 3
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Colorado Avalanche 1
San Jose Sharks 5, Anaheim Ducks 0

WNBA Playoffs
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No Games Scheduled

 

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE  (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
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1:10 p.m. – New York Mets at Miami Marlins
3:45 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants
7:05 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:05 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies
7:10 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
7:35 p.m. – Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
9:10 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres

MLB American League
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1:08 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees
1:10 p.m. – Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers
7:07 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays
7:08 p.m. – Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles
8:10 p.m. – Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
10:08 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels
10:10 p.m. – Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners

MLB Interleague
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7:10 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Tampa Bay Rays

NHL Preseason
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7:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens
7:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes
7:00 p.m. – Philadelphia Flyers at New York Islanders
7:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 p.m. – New Jersey Devils at New York Rangers
7:00 p.m. – Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh Penguins
8:00 p.m. – Edmonton Oilers at Winnipeg Jets
8:00 p.m. – Columbus Blue Jackets at St. Louis Blues
9:00 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
10:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks

WNBA Playoffs
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No Games Scheduled