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Riley homers, Anderson shines as Braves beat Cards 7-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley homered and drove in three runs, Ian Anderson allowed one run in a bounce-back start, and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 on Tuesday night.

Riley hit a two-run homer, his 21st, and William Contreras also went deep in the first inning as Atlanta took a 5-0 lead. Matt Olson drove in two runs with two hits, including a first-inning single after Ronald Acuña Jr. singled and stole second.

Anderson (7-5) allowed eight hits with one walk and three strikeouts in five innings. He escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, getting an inning-ending groundout from Dylan Carlson.

Anderson had allowed a combined 11 earned runs in back-to-back losses.

The Cardinals have lost three straight and five of six. They began the night three games behind division-leading Milwaukee in the NL Central.

The Braves, second in the NL East behind the New York Mets, have won the first two games of the four-game series.

Cardinals rookie right-hander Andre Pallante was pulled in the fourth after allowing consecutive run-scoring doubles to Olson and Riley, who finished with three hits. Pallante (2-4) allowed career highs of seven runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings — his shortest of six starts.

The defending champion Braves hope Anderson can show his 6.91 ERA in six June starts was an aberration.

“He went from taking a shutout into the seventh inning to having a couple of rough starts,” manager Brian Snitker said of Anderson before the game. “It happens. Hopefully he can find himself and get back to where he wants to be and get on a little run the other way.”

Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol juggled his lineup, moving slumping Tommy Edman from the cleanup spot to seventh. Rookie Brendan Donovan hit leadoff.

Edman was held without a hit as left-hander Tyler Matzek made a backhanded grab of his grounder in the eighth. Donovan had one hit as the Cardinals stranded 10 runners.


Cardinals: Marmol said LHP Génesis Cabrera (undisclosed injury) “was really good” when throwing live batting practice. Cabrera was placed on the injured list June 25 and will be evaluated on Wednesday. ... Marmol said RHP Johan Oviedo “woke up feeling better than we anticipated” after being struck on his right hand by a line drive hit on Monday night. X-rays were negative.

Braves: One week after being placed on the 15-day IL, RHP Kenley Jansen (irregular heartbeat) threw off the mound before the game. Jansen is on pace to being activated when first eligible on July 12. “As soon as he’s cleared ... he should be ready to go,” Snitker said. ... OF Adam Duvall entered the game in the eighth as a defensive replacement in left field, his first appearance since he was hit by a pitch on his left hand Saturday at Cincinnati. ... Matzek, who returned from the IL on Monday, pitched a scoreless eighth, allowing one walk.


Cardinals RHP Miles Mikolas (5-6, 2.61 ERA) will make his first start against Atlanta since 2019 when he faces Braves LHP Max Fried (8-2, 2.66) on Wednesday night. Mikolas is 1-2 with a 2.61 ERA in five career appearances, including four starts, against Atlanta. Fried is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA in two career starts against the Cardinals.


Pirates spoil Taillon's return to Pittsburgh, top Yanks 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie outfielder Jack Suwinski hit his 14th home run, Daniel Vogelbach added his 11th and the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled Jameson Taillon's return to PNC Park with a 5-2 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Taillon (9-2), a high draft pick by the Pirates who spent more than a decade in the organization before being traded to New York in January 2021, lost for the first time since April 11. He gave up a solo shot to Vogelbach in the first inning and a two-run homer just over the center-field wall by Suwinski in the fourth. Taillon was pulled with one out in the sixth after allowing five runs and six hits with five strikeouts.

Jose Quintana (2-4) held New York in check for five innings and Pittsburgh's bullpen did the rest. David Bednar worked the ninth for his 13th save as the Pirates sent the Yankees to consecutive losses for just the fifth time this season.

Pittsburgh leaned into a rare visit by the Yankees, whose first appearance at PNC Park since 2017 produced the first sellout of the season at a ballpark that is typically more than half-empty most nights.

Pirates Hall of Fame second baseman Bill Mazeroski, who hit the clinching home run in the bottom of the ninth in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series against the Yankees at Forbes Field, threw out the first pitch. Former Pittsburgh star turned Yankees ace Gerrit Cole met with the media for more than 20 minutes before signing autographs in his first appearance at the park since Pittsburgh traded him to Houston in January 2018.

New York reached the season's midway point at 58-23, the best record in the majors by a significant margin and well ahead of the club's pace last year, when the Yankees slogged to a 41-40 mark through the first 81 games.

New York rallied to make the playoffs a year ago. That likely won't be required this time around, not with the Yankees entering the day leading the AL East by a staggering 13 games.

Still, New York's blistering pace has cooled a bit of late with the All-Star break approaching. The Yankees are 2-3 halfway through their four-city road trip that wraps up in Boston this weekend.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three hits for New York. Gleyber Torres and Matt Carpenter added two apiece. Aaron Judge went 1 for 5, grounding into an inning-ending double-play with two runners on in the seventh and striking out looking with a runner on to end the game, symbolic of a night when the Yankees left nine men on.

Cole was in line to get a start at PNC Park before a rainout in Cleveland last Friday shuffled New York's rotation. Taillon made his scheduled start, with the Pirates offering the second overall pick in the 2010 draft a short video tribute before playing Taillon's traditional warmup song — “When The Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin — as he took the mound.

The good vibes for Taillon ended shortly thereafter. Vogelbach led off the second with a rocket to the seats above the Clemente Wall in right field and the Pirates tacked on three more in the fourth, highlighted by Suwinski's arcing shot into the first row of seats.

The Yankees were retired in order just once, but the highest-scoring team in the majors couldn't string together the kind of rally that's been their trademark during a sizzling first half.


Yankees: 1B Anthony Rizzo was scratched an hour before first pitch with lower back tightness. DJ LeMahieu filled in for Rizzo at first. ... RHP Domingo Germán (right shoulder) will make at least one more rehab start before the team makes a decision on when he might be activated off the 60-day injured list. Manager Aaron Boone said Germán “looked good” and he is “encouraged” by Germán's progress. ... RHP Miguel Castro (paternity leave/restricted list) could rejoin the team on Wednesday.


Pittsburgh first baseman Yoshi Tsutsugo and outfielder Ben Gamel both started in their return from the injured list. The Pirates optioned infielders Hoy Park and Tucupita Maracano to Triple-A Indianapolis, placed catcher Tyler Heineman on paternity leave and added catcher Jason Delay to the taxi squad. Infielder Yu Chang, designated for assignment last week, was claimed off waivers by Tampa Bay.


New York's Luis Severino (4-3, 3.35 ERA) will try to pick up his first win in a month when he faces Pittsburgh's Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.14) on Wednesday. Keller has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his last six starts following a brief stint in the bullpen.

Cubs' Hendricks leaves after 3 innings due to sore shoulder

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chicago Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks left Tuesday’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers after only three innings due to a sore throwing shoulder.

This was the shortest of Hendricks' 16 starts this season.

Hendricks allowed a two-run homer to Rowdy Tellez in the first inning but didn’t give up any more runs, though his velocity was slightly lower than usual. He threw 69 pitches, struck out four and gave up two hits and two walks.

The 32-year-old Hendricks is 4-6 with a 4.80 ERA this season. He had allowed a total of two runs in 13 1/3 innings in his two starts preceding Tuesday’s game.

Schwarber homers twice in Phillies' 11-0 romp past Nationals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Schwarber homered twice, running his NL-best total to 25, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 11-0 on Tuesday night.

J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run shot and a sacrifice fly as the Phillies won for the fourth time in five games. Alec Bohm had two hits and three RBIs, and Nick Castellanos drove in two runs.

Schwarber never got the memo that the calendar flipped from June to July. The NL Player of the Month picked up the slack for an injured Bryce Harper when he slugged 12 homers in June and blasted the Phillies into wild-card contention. Just days into July, Schwarber hasn’t slowed down -- and neither have the Phillies.

Schwarber opened the game against Paolo Espino (0-2) with his third leadoff homer this season and No. 16 for his career. His shot to center sent Victor Robles dangling over the fence in a futile bid to snag the ball.

Schwarber left no doubt in the third, drilling a solo shot into the second deck in right for his 18th career multihomer game. It was his fifth homer in eight games.

The Phillies hit the halfway point of their season — Tuesday marked Game No. 81 — in the thick of the playoff race. They got a nice boost from Cristopher Sánchez, who tossed two-hit ball over five shutout innings in his first start since he was called up from Triple-A Lehigh to start for the injured Ranger Suarez (back spasm). Sánchez (1-1) didn’t do anything fancy over 82 pitches but combined with three relievers to help the Phillies win the opener of the three-game set.

The scuffling Nationals again played without star outfielder Juan Soto (calf) in the starting lineup.

The Phillies scored two more in the fourth when homer-happy Darick Hall (his first three big league hits were homers) drilled a double off the padding above the 401 marker in center. Realmuto added a sacrifice fly and Bohm scored Hall on an RBI single for a 4-0 lead.

Hall singled in the fifth and scored on Realmuto’s seventh homer of the season.

The streaking Phillies are 22-9 since June 1 and 21-9 under interim manager Rob Thomson. He’s the second Phillies manager to ever start with that many wins through his first 30 games. They’ve done their damage with the bats, winning 18 of their last 20 when they score four-plus runs.

They reached that total alone with a five-run sixth highlighted by Bohm’s two-run single.


Nationals: DH Nelson Cruz was a late scratch. Former Phillie Maikel Franco got the start.

Phillies: Claimed LHP Sam Clay off waivers from the Nationals and optioned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. ... SS Didi Gregorius missed a third straight game with a sore left knee.


Nationals infielder Alcides Escobar tossed a scoreless eighth throwing mostly in the 40-50-mph range. He plunked Bohm with a 47.5 mph curveball.


Harper said he will return from his broken left thumb and play this season. Harper didn’t put a timetable on his return. Harper was injured late last month when he was hit by a 97 mph pitch from San Diego Padres left-hander Blake Snell. The 2021 NL MVP had three pins put in his thumb during surgery that will be there for at least three more weeks.

“If I knew a specific date that I’d be back, I’d tell you,” Harper said. “I just don’t think it’s fair to anybody. I’ll be back when I’m ready to go.”


The Phillies send RHP Aaron Nola (5-5, 3.13 ERA) to the mound against Washington RHP Josiah Gray (6-5, 4.22 ERA).

Greene, Reyes lead Tigers to 3rd straight win over Guardians

DETROIT (AP) — Riley Greene and Victor Reyes drove in three runs apiece, Eric Haase blasted a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers pounded the Cleveland Guardians 11-4 on Tuesday night.

Miguel Cabrera added three hits, two runs scored and an RBI for the Tigers, who have won the first three games of the four-game series. Greene had a pair of doubles, while Reyes supplied three hits and scored twice.

Drew Hutchison (1-4) got his first victory since last Sept. 25, allowing two runs — one earned — and five hits in five innings.

Guardians starter Cal Quantrill (4-5) surrendered six runs — three earned — and eight hits in four innings. Cleveland's Owen Miller drove in two runs.

Cleveland scored an unearned run in the first. Detroit countered with a four-run second that included Reyes’ two-run single, Greene’s RBI double and Cabrera’s run-scoring single.

The Tigers increased their advantage to 6-2 in the fourth on Haase's two-out homer.

Detroit took a six-run lead on Greene's two-out, two-run double in the fifth. The Tigers tacked on three more runs in the sixth to make 11-2.


Guardians: RHP Nick Sandlin was recalled from Triple-A Columbus and LHPs Alex Young and Konnor Pilkington were optioned to the Clippers. Sandlin allowed two runs in one inning of relief on Tuesday.

Tigers: To make room for Hutchison on the active roster, RHP Will Vest was optioned to Triple-A Toledo. Detroit opened a spot on the 40-man roster by designating LHP Sam Howard for assignment.


Guardians: OF Josh Naylor was a late scratch with lingering back spasms. He departed the opener of Monday's doubleheader in the seventh inning. “He's a little sore,” manager Terry Francona said. “I don't know that anything good comes from trying to force the issue.”

Tigers: RHP Alex Faedo has some inflammation in his hip but manager A.J. Hinch hasn't ruled out the possibility of recalling Faedo from Triple-A Toledo to start a game next week. ... RHP Wily Peralta departed in the eighth inning with a left hamstring spasm.


Guardians: RHP Shane Bieber (3-4, 3.16 ERA) will start the finale of the four-game series on Wednesday. In 10 career starts against the Tigers, Bieber is 7-3 with a 2.18 ERA.

Tigers: RHP Michael Pineda (1-3, 3.62 ERA) will be making his second start since coming off the injured list. Pineda, who suffered a fractured finger on May 14 after being struck by a line drive, is 2-0 with a 3.04 ERA in five career outings against Cleveland.

Alcantara dominant again as Marlins beat Angels 2-1

MIAMI (AP) — Sandy Alcantara pitched eight dominant innings in his second straight win, and the Miami Marlins beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Alcantara (9-3) allowed two hits — singles by Luis Rengifo in the fifth and Mike Trout in the seventh — in his 11th consecutive outing of at least seven innings. The right-hander struck out 10 and lowered his ERA to 1.82.

Tanner Scott earned his 10th save, surrendering Taylor Ward's sacrifice fly before retiring Jared Walsh on a liner to center for the final out.

Garrett Cooper and Bryan De La Cruz homered for Miami. Joey Wendle had two hits.

Trout snapped an 0-for-16 skid with his infield single leading off the seventh. The three-time AL MVP struck out in his first two at-bats against Alcantara.

Reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani was went 0 for 3 with a walk. Ohtani, who turned 28 Tuesday, reached on a fielder’s choice in the seventh and stole his ninth base of the season.

Alcantara retired his first 14 batters before Rengifo’s soft line drive to right.

Cooper connected against Noah Syndergaard (5-7) in the third, driving a 3-2 pitch over the wall in left-center for his sixth homer.

De La Cruz went deep in the fifth. It was his sixth of the year.

Syndergaard allowed five hits, struck out eight and walked none in five innings.

Umpire Lance Barrett ejected Miami right-fielder Avisaíl García for arguing balls and strikes in the fourth.


The Angels had two scoring opportunities against Alcantara. After his two-out single in the fifth, Rengifo stole second and advanced to third on catcher Jacob Stallings’ throwing error. But Alcantara struck out Max Stassi to end the threat. Ohtani advanced to third on Ward’s fly ball to deep center before Alcantara struck out Walsh for the final out in the seventh.


Include Jesús Aguilar among the Marlins who have contributed to the club’s NL-leading 65 stolen bases. The husky first baseman got his first career steal in the first. Aguilar, who reached on a throwing error by second baseman Rengifo, beat catcher Max Stassi’s throw in his successful attempt at second.


The Marlins’ brief homestand against the Angels interrupts a stretch of 11 road games. Before their two-game set with the Angels, the Marlins finished 5-2 in St. Louis and Washington. They begin a four-game series at the NL East-leading New York Mets on Thursday.


Angels: INF-OF David Fletcher (left hip strain) has been progressing and will take live swings soon.

Marlins: 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (right lower back strain) is doing mobility exercises at the club’s spring training complex. ... LHP Jesús Luzardo (left forearm strain) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session.


Ohtani (7-4, 2.68 ERA) makes his first career start against Miami in the closing game of the series Wednesday. LHP Trevor Rogers (4-6, 5.56 ERA) starts for the Marlins.

Kyei makes her debut, Edwards scores 22 and Canada beats Belgium to open GloblJam

TORONTO — Phillipina Kyei has put on a Canadian shirt for numerous national team practices the past few years, but the fit never felt quite so right as it did Tuesday night.

Just a day after Kyei became a Canadian citizen, the six-foot-eight centre from Ghana made her national team debut, starting for Canada's under-23 women's team in a 65-53 victory over Belgium at the inaugural GloblJam tournament.

"Definitely (the jersey felt different)," Kyei said with a wide smile. "The only reason stopping me from making the team was my citizenship. I just got that yesterday, played a game today. So, two (pieces of) good news."

Aaliyah Edwards led Canada with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Shayeann Day-Wilson had 18 and Shaina Pellington chipped in with 13. The 18-year-old Kyei had four rebounds and an assist in her 10 minutes of action.

Edwards made her Olympic debut last summer in Tokyo, and said the U23 tournament is a terrific chance to play a leading role.

"Having the experience with the women's national team, had a lot of mentors, all my big sisters carrying me up to that level, they're now moving on with their professional careers, so for me to be able to step up is what coach has been harping on, to be a leader and guide the next generation," she said.

Kyei — which is pronounced Chay — and her family moved from Ghana to Canada about four-and-a-half years ago, settling in Calgary. She'd loved playing soccer and running as a kid, but her height caught the attention of the high school basketball coach and so she went out for her Grade 9 team.

"I didn't know anything about basketball. It started off not so great, I struggled a lot. The rules were so much for me," she said.

Former Mount Royal University coach Nathan McKibbon was helping Canada Basketball identify talent in Alberta and spotted Kyei. She was invited to the first of several national team camps.

"That's where we realized, wow, we've got to invest in her," said Denise Dignard, Canada Basketball's women's high performance director.

Dignard doesn't believe Canada has ever had a six-foot-eight women's player. She also moves with remarkable athleticism.

"We've been really happy with her throughout this camp," said head coach Carly Clarke. "To see her growth over the last two years, I guess since pre-COVID, obviously her size and length is really intriguing. And she moves well for her size. So we're excited about what she could become."

Kyei, whose teammates call her "Philly," became a Canadian citizen via Zoom on Monday, seated in front of a laptop in the team hotel ballroom, a Canadian flag draped around her shoulders. She had to recite the Oath of Canadian Citizenship, and sing "O Canada." Her coaches sang along.

"They were there to help me in case I messed up," Kyei said with a laugh.

Her teammates and coaches presented her with balloons and flowers, and after living in limbo without a national team to play for, she said the traditional team jersey ceremonial handout was special.

"I remember crying when I couldn't make the team (because of her citizenship status)," she said. "I was really sad. I used to watch the game, they would post stories about it. I was like, wow, I wish that was me.

"This year, finally, after all the years I've been playing … I got my citizenship. And I made the team."

Kyei is one year into her college career at the University of Oregon — she's the tallest female player in Ducks history. She averaged 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 8.6 minutes off the bench, shooting 51.9 per cent from the field and blocking 15 shots.

Canada, meanwhile, trailed Belgium 20-13 after the first quarter at Mattamy Athletic Centre, but took a 32-29 advantage into halftime. The Canadians led 48-44 with one quarter left. 

The men's team tipped off their tournament against Brazil in Tuesday's late game.

The new FIBA-sanctioned tournament is intended to help bridge the gap between international U19 action and the senior programs.

The women will also play the U.S. and France, while the men play the U.S. and Italy. All teams play in Saturday's semifinals. The medal games are scheduled for Sunday.

THROW-INS: In earlier games Tuesday, France defeated the U.S. women 62-44, while on the men's side Italy tripped the U.S. 88-77.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 5, 2022.

Reward offered after Oakland fans hit, hurt by bullet fragments

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four baseball fans were injured by bullet fragments from outside the Coliseum while attending a postgame July 4 fireworks show, Oakland Police and the team said Tuesday.

None of the injuries were life-threatening, police and the A's said.

Because the A's 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays lasted just 2 hours, 27 minutes, it wasn't yet dark enough for the fireworks show to start. Fans from a season-high crowd of 24,403 were allowed onto the playing field just after 9 p.m. local time.

“The Oakland Police Department (OPD) is investigating firearm-related injuries that occurred on July 4, 2022, after 9:30 p.m., in the 7000 block of Coliseum Way,” police and the A's said in a joint statement.

Police initially were notified of a possible shooting victim inside the ballpark and officers located three fans struck by bullet fragments “from what appears to be celebratory gunfire occurring throughout the city of Oakland,” the statement said. An additional victim walked into a hospital.

“I think if it wasn’t Fourth of July, it would be more alarming. Any time during Fourth of July, I can remember this growing up, it’s never safe but people tend to do things that aren’t in the ordinary," A's manager Mark Kotsay said before the series resumed Tuesday night. “That’s firing weapons in the air in terms of celebration. It’s really unfortunate that we had that happen here in the Coliseum and there were people injured. I know we’ve reached out to those people.”

An investigation is ongoing and Oakland Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland offered a reward up to $20,000 for information leading to an arrest or arrests.

Police reiterated their joint efforts with the A's and the team's security to keep everyone attending games in the venue safe.

“From a safety standpoint, I think the Coliseum is a safe environment,” Kotsay said. "It’s just unfortunate that on a holiday with the fireworks show that people were injured.”

LEADING OFF: Ohtani excelling on mound, Javier an Astros ace

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:

Gilbert wins 10th, surging Mariners sweep sliding Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Logan Gilbert earned his 10th win to tie for the major league lead, Sam Haggerty hit his first home run in over two months and the Seattle Mariners beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Tuesday.

The Mariners, who have won 12 of their last 15 games, swept the two-game set to win their fifth consecutive series. Seattle (41-42) moved within one game of .500 for the first time since May 4.

Haggerty had three hits, Dylan Moore doubled twice and hot-hitting rookie Julio Rodríguez had two singles for Seattle. Haggerty and Rodriguez also both stole a base — Moore, meanwhile, was twice caught stealing.

The Padres have lost nine of 12.

Gilbert (10-3) allowed one earned run and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked three, struck out one and has a 2.61 ERA.

Gibert matched Houston's Justin Verlander and the Dodgers' Tony Gonsolin atop the big league win chart.

Mike Clevinger (2-1) gave up four runs and six hits over six innings. With the Padres’ offensive struggles, that was enough for the Mariners — San Diego has scored 10 runs in six games, with four coming in the ninth inning on Sunday.

Clevinger retired the initial eight batters before Haggerty’s first home run since April 24 gave Seattle a 1-0 lead in the third.

Seattle scored three times in the fourth for a 4-1 lead. Moore hit a two-run double and Haggerty had an RBI single.

The Padres got a run in the third on a rare error by the Mariners, who entered the game with 28 miscues, the fewest in the majors. With two on, Eric Hosmer hit a grounder that ricocheted off second baseman Adam Frazier's glove.

Nomar Mazara had three of San Diego’s eight hits.


Mariners: 1B Ty France (elbow) is expected to be activated for this weekend’s series against Toronto.

Padres: LHP Adrian Morejon (shoulder) will begin a rehab stint with Triple-A El Paso and could return prior to the All-Star break.


Mariners: After Wednesday’s day off, Seattle LHP Marco Gonzalez (4-9) faces the visiting Blue Jays to start a four-game series.

Padres: San Diego resumes play on Thursday, when RHP Joe Musgrove (8-2) goes against the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a four-game series at home.

Twins place Archer on 15-day IL with left hip tightness

CHICAGO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed veteran right-hander Chris Archer on the 15-day injured list Tuesday because of left hip tightness.

Archer had been scheduled to start against the Chicago White Sox. Minnesota recalled right-hander Josh Winder from Triple-A St. Paul to pitch in his place.

The 33-year-old Archer is 2-3 with a 3.08 ERA over 15 starts in his first season with the Twins. He agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract in March after missing most of last season with Tampa Bay because of tightness in his right forearm. A two-time All-Star, Archer is 63-84 with a 3.84 ERA over 10 seasons with Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh and Minnesota.

Winder was 3-2 with a 3.06 ERA in four starts and eight appearances prior to Tuesday's game. The Twins were leading the AL Central at 46-37.

Oakland police investigating after fans hurt by gunfire at Jays-A's game

OAKLAND, Calif. — Oakland police are investigating after fans were injured at Monday night's game between the Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays by "celebratory gunfire."

In a statement, the A's said officers were notified of a possible shooting in RingCentral Coliseum following a post-game Fourth of July fireworks display.

The A's said an initial investigation found three fans were struck by bullet fragments "from what appeared to be celebratory gunfire occurring throughout the city."

A fourth person later walked into a local hospital on their own. All four have non-life-threatening injuries, the team said.

The A's are offering a US$20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

Oakland defeated Toronto 5-1 Monday before a season-high crowd of 24,403 to kick off a three-game series between the teams.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 5, 2022.

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