- Cronenworth, Paddack help Padres beat Dodgers 5-4
Even with no fans in the stands, rookie Jake Cronenworth got a sense of the San Diego Padres' rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cronenworth singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning for the Padres, who hit three solo homers off Walker Buehler and beat the Dodgers 5-4 on Monday night. ''If I didn't know before today there was a rivalry, I definitely do know now,'' said Cronenworth, whose hit gave ace Chris Paddack his first career win against Los Angeles.
- Cole wins 19th in row, beats Phils 6-3 in pinstripes debut
This was not what Gerrit Cole had in mind for his debut in pinstripes, and yet it was. Cole extended his regular-season streak of victories to 19, leading New York over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Monday night for the Yankees' seventh win in a row. With the Yankee Stadium seats empty due to the novel coronavirus, wife Amy watched from home as Cole pitched his home debut for New York.
- McDavid responds with hat trick in Game 2; Oilers tie series with Blackhawks
This could be a nightmare series for all goalies involved.
- Cruz's walk-off single lifts Twins past Pirates 5-4
Nelson Cruz's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory Monday night over the Pittsburgh Pirates for their fourth straight win, setting off an amusing socially distant celebration tailored for the COVID-19 era. Cruz drove a 1-1 fastball from Pirates reliever and former Twins draft pick Nick Burdi (0-1) over the head of center fielder Cole Tucker with runners at second and third and one out.
- Votto's homer lifts Reds over Indians 3-2; still no Francona
Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the Indians played again without ill manager Terry Francona. Votto snapped an 0-for-11 skid when he followed Shogo Akiyama's leadoff single in the sixth with a no-doubt shot off Zach Plesac (0-1).
- Crosby leads Penguins past Canadiens 3-1; Series tied 1-1
Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker and Jake Guentzel scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night, tying the best-of-five qualifying series at one game apiece. Crosby beat Montreal's Carey Price early in the first period and Zucker scored with about five minutes left in the third. Guentzel sealed the win with an empty-net goal.
- Milton's go-ahead 3-pointer helps 76ers edge Spurs 132-130
Shake Milton made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 7.2 seconds remaining and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the San Antonio Spurs 132-130 on Monday night. Joel Embiid, who had 27 points and nine rebounds for the 76ers, drew San Antonio's defense and helped Milton get a good look. ''We figured they were going to go down to Embiid,'' San Antonio's DeMar DeRozan said.
- Brutal night: Soroka out for season, Mets beat Braves 7-2
Jacob deGrom's typically strong performance was overshadowed by a devastating injury to another of baseball's top pitchers. Mike Soroka is done for the year. DeGrom struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid Monday night with a 7-2 victory over the Braves, who took a huge blow in the third inning when Soroka went down with a torn Achilles tendon.
- TCU chancellor: Patterson apologizes for use of racial slur
TCU's chancellor said football coach Gary Patterson apologized Monday for repeating a racial slur when telling a player to stop using the slur in team meetings. Linebacker Dylan Jordan accused Patterson on Twitter of using the slur during a confrontation at practice. Center Kellton Hollins said on Twitter the team's leadership council discussed the issue with Patterson and told him use of the word wasn't acceptable in any context.
- MLB's cautionary tale is ready to return
The Marlins' coronavirus-depleted roster will resume play Tuesday after a nine-day pause. What has the team and MLB learned in order to save a fragile season?