NEW YORK (AP) – Barring injury, the Houston Astros will make up one-third of the American League’s starting lineup for the All-Star Game at Cleveland on July 9. Outfielders George Springer and Michael Brantley will join teammate and third baseman Alex Bregman in the AL lineup, along with Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and New York second baseman DJ LeMahieu. The rest of the AL starters announced yesterday are Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana, Minnesota shortstop Jorge Polanco, Texas designated hitter Hunter Pence and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.
NEW YORK (AP) – The Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves each have two players in the National League starting lineup for the July 9 All-Star Game in Cleveland. Catcher Willson Contreras and shortstop Javier Baez will represent the Cubs, while the Braves will send first baseman Freddie Freeman and outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. Also named NL starters are Arizona second baseman Ketel Marte, Colorado third baseman Nolan Arenado , Milwaukee outfielder Christian Yelich and Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger.
UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have worked a trade with the Washington Wizards that gives them salary cap room to acquire Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Wizards will get Moritz Wagner, Issac Bonga, Jemerrio Jones and a future second-round draft pick from the Lakers. The Pelicans will receive cash from Washington, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Vegas Golden Knights have a little more salary cap space after sending forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes for prospect Nicolas Roy and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2020. The 28-year-old Haula played 15 games last season before being lost to a knee injury. He had career highs with 29 goals, 26 assists, 55 points and 12 power-play goals in 2017-18 as the Golden Knights reached the Stanley Cup Final.
DETROIT (AP) – Nate Lashley birdied the final three holes and five of the last six for a 9-under 63 and the lead heading into the second round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit. Lashley had the lowest score in his PGA Tour career, a day after finding out he would have a chance to compete at Detroit Golf Club. Lashley made the tournament as an alternate after failing to qualify for the field. Ryan Armour and Nick Watney are a stroke back at 64.