AP Sports SummaryBrief at 12:18 a.m. EDT


A peace sports I'm Bruce Morton even though it came in defeat The Met's Tuesday received a Joseph good news Max Scherzer returned from a strained oblique to throw 6 shutout innings in a one zero loss at Cincinnati He needed just 79 pitches However New York's NL east lead on the braves has shrunk to two and a half games Gary mckellips reports from Atlanta on the braves and Cardinals The Atlanta Braves scored 5 runs in the first inning and never looked back as they defeated the Saint Louis Cardinals 7 to one Austin Riley and William Contreras each at home runs in the first inning for the braves Ian Anderson pitched 5 strong giving up a run and scattering 8 St. Louis hits Riley talked about taking the first two in the series from the cards The jump ahead like that You know going to do this 2021 game stretch You know it's nice Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks only lasted three innings but his hitters took care of the rest in an 8 three win at Milwaukee Just putting good ABs and kind of you know making them work And that's our game So that was yeah that was awesome to see And really picked me up In Pittsburgh the pirates delighted to sell out crowd by turning back the Yankees 5 to two Bucko rookie sensation Jack zelensky belted his 14th home run Today was a good example of us playing together and playing as a plane as a team and playing as the team that you know we know that we can be The other Tuesday national league winners for the Marlins Diamondbacks Dodgers and Phillies American leaguers in the W column or the M's owes as raise tigers Astros and twins Pro basketball WNBA star Brittany griner remains behind bars in Russia She has made her case to President Biden imploring him to do all he can to return her to the states We are going to use every tool that we possibly can to make that happen Tennis Novak Djokovic dropped the first two sets before roaring back to victory and that moves him into the Wimbledon semifinals First Morton AP

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