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    Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Dexter Fowler had an RBI single in the sixth for the Cardinals, who won for the seventh time in 11 games. Miguel Rojas tied it with a single in the eighth off reliever Carlos Martínez. After beginning the game on the bench, Goldschmidt entered at first base in the ninth. Two innings later, he launched a 453-foot drive on a changeup from Adam Conley (1-7) for his fifth career walk-off home run. St. Louis loaded the bases with none out in the 10th, but Sergio Romo escaped for Miami. He struck out Harrison Bader and got Marcell Ozuna to ground into an 8-4-3 double play started by center fielder JT Riddle as part of a five-man infield. Cardinals starter Daniel Ponce de Leon gave up two hits over six shutout innings and was in line to earn his first major league win before Rojas' single tied it. Ponce de Leon struck out six and walked one in the longest of his three starts this season. It was the first time the right-hander did not allow a run in nine career starts. John Gant (7-0) got the win with a perfect inning. Miami has lost three of four. Marlins right-hander Trevor Richards, from Aviston, Illinois — 40 miles east of St. Louis — went 5 2/3 innings before leaving after 108 pitches. He tied a season high with eight strikeouts and gave up three hits while walking three. Richards pitched around a pair of walks in the third, but couldn't get out of more trouble in the sixth. Fowler's single, the third hit of the inning, snapped a 14-inning scoreless drought for the Cardinals and ended Richards' night as he left to boisterous applause from his hometown cheering section. ON THE BOARD Rangel Ravelo started in Goldschmidt's spot at first base and got his first major league hit in the sixth. BIG FISH Don Mattingly managed his 556th game on the Marlins bench, passing Fredi González for most in franchise history. ROSTER MOVES Miami acquired OF César Puello from the Angels for cash, and utilityman Rosell Herrera was designated for assignment. Puello grounded out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. TRAINER'S ROOM Marlins: RHP Pablo López (right shoulder strain) was placed on the 10-day injured list and LHP José Quijada was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans. ... 1B Garrett Cooper was a late scratch with a sore left triceps and was replaced in the lineup by Yadiel Rivera. Cardinals: INF Yairo Muñoz is expected to be activated from paternity leave Thursday. UP NEXT Marlins: Zac Gallen makes his major league debut Thursday night in St. Louis against his former organization. The 23-year-old righty was 9-1 with a 1.77 ERA at Triple-A New Orleans, striking out 112 in 91 1/3 innings. He was traded by the Cardinals to Miami in the deal for Ozuna after the 2017 season. Cardinals: Plan to reinstate veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright (5-6, 4.46 ERA) from the injured list in the finale of a four-game series. Wainwright strained his left hamstring running the bases June 9. He has two shutouts in 11 career starts against Miami. ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Fantasy 5' game were: 03-04-22-26-27 (three, four, twenty-two, twenty-six, twenty-seven)
  • America is aging. Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday showed the median age in the U.S. increased by a year to 38.2 years from 2010 to 2018. If there's someone to blame, it's the baby boomers. Many in that group of Americans born between the end of World War Two and the Beatles' American invasion in 1964 have been hitting the retirement mark in the past eight years. 'This aging is driven in large part by baby boomers crossing over the 65-year-old mark,' said Luke Rogers, the chief of the Population Estimates Branch at the Census Bureau. The gray hairs are showing up faster in some places than others, at least percentage-wise. In Puerto Rico, the median age jumped by almost 6 years, from 36.9 years to 42.8 years. That was driven by younger people moving to the U.S. mainland after Hurricane Maria caused widespread destruction on the island in 2017. Among U.S. states, Maine had the greatest increase in median age, 2.2 years, going from 42.7 years to 44.9 years. For several years now, Maine has been ahead of the curve with an aging population, a result of stagnant growth where deaths outnumber births and few people moving in. The only state whose median age got younger was North Dakota, which has undergone a population boom driven by growth in the energy sector. The median age went from 37 years in 2010 to 35.2 years in 2018. ___ Follow Mike Schneider at https://twitter.com/MikeSchneiderAP
  • The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Lotto' game were: 03-07-37-46-51-53 (three, seven, thirty-seven, forty-six, fifty-one, fifty-three)
  • The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Lotto XTRA' game were: 05 (five)
  • When Texas Tech's Taylor Floyd struck out Reese Albert to end the game — and Mike Martin's career — the Florida State coach walked up the dugout steps, took off his glasses and strode across the field to shake hands with the opposing coach one more time. While the fans at TD Ameritrade Park showered Martin in applause, his wife of 55 years, Carol, greeted well-wishers in the stands. Martin then waved to and thanked fans who gathered above the dugout. After the 4-1 loss in the elimination game, Martin heads into retirement with 2,029 career wins — most by any coach in any college sport. Each of his 40 teams won at least 40 games and played in the NCAA Tournament. But, he never won a national championship. 'I can fake a smile with the best of them and I'll get through the rest of this night with a smile because I got to watch young men grow up,' Martin said. 'I got to work for Florida State for 45 years and I'll never forget the times I've had out here in Omaha.' Brian Klein broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth with his second homer in three games, and third of the season, and Texas Tech (46-19) won a second game at a CWS for the first time in its four appearances. 'In the back of your mind, obviously, you're thinking about '11' a little bit,' Tech coach Tim Tadlock said, referring to Martin by his nickname. 'All the respect in the world for him. Love him, and just appreciate everything he's done for college baseball.' FSU (42-23) had no trouble scoring while sweeping through a regional in Athens, Georgia, and a super regional at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to earn Martin his 17th trip to the CWS. The Seminoles beat Arkansas 1-0 here Saturday, but lost 2-0 to Michigan before the Red Raiders eliminated them. Martin's last team was one of the final four squads awarded at-large bids to the 64-team national tournament after struggling for stretches of the regular season. 'To have the success we've had the last three years, the ACC championships, two trips to Omaha, 40 wins every year,' third baseman Drew Mendoza said. 'To experience that with him and be part of his legacy is a dream come true.' The Seminoles batted .124 in Omaha (11 of 89) and their two runs in three games tied a CWS record low. Their 0-for-17 batting with runners in scoring position was the lowest by a team in at least 20 years, according to ESPN. Florida State also struck out 15 times against Texas Tech. 'Who would have ever thought six weeks ago that we would even get to Omaha?' Martin said. 'The young men are disappointed now. What they accomplished will not go unnoticed — to get to Omaha and have an opportunity.' Cameron Warren put Tech up 1-0 in the fourth when he chopped a grounder past diving Mendoza at third, allowing Dylan Neuse to score from second. The Seminoles' only run came in the bottom half thanks to Tech mistakes. Bryce Bonnin (7-1) walked Robby Martin on four pitches and hit Matheu Nelson in the bill of his batting helmet. The runners moved over on a bunt, and Martin came home when catcher Braxton Fulford threw into center field trying to pick off Nelson at second. The Red Raiders went ahead for good when Klein lofted an off-speed pitch from Conor Grady (9-6) into the right-center bleachers for his ninth homer in 150 career games. 'I have no idea where the home runs started to come from, but today it happened that it gave us a really big run, and I'm super thankful for it,' Klein said. Chase Haney pitched two shutout innings in relief of Grady, and then Martin went to J.C. Flowers. Texas Tech pounced on the star closer, who didn't record an out and gave up three singles, with Klein reaching on a dropped third strike. Flowers left with the bases loaded, and it was 4-1 when Antonio Velez walked in a run. The Seminoles had at least one runner on base each inning and looked as though they might get something going in the eighth when, with a man aboard, Carter Smith sent a drive into the right center gap. But center fielder Dylan Neuse laid out to make the catch. Floyd pitched one-hit shutout relief over the last four innings for his fifth save. 'Probably the biggest thing, this group, they really like to play,' Tadlock said. 'They're not going to let some type of circumstance, the results dictate their effort and their preparation. They've been really good about respecting the game and trying to play the game the right way. Not saying we always get great results, but as long as the preparation is right, we're happy with them.' UP NEXT Texas Tech plays Friday against Michigan. The Red Raiders would have to beat the Wolverines and again Saturday to reach the best-of-three finals next week.
  • The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the 'Powerball' game were: 04-18-21-26-38, Powerball: 1, Power Play: 3 (four, eighteen, twenty-one, twenty-six, thirty-eight; Powerball: one; Power Play: three) Estimated jackpot: $92 million ¶ ___ ¶ Online: ¶ Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
  • Nikita Kucherov gratefully accepted the Hart Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award on Wednesday night in recognition of his spectacular 128-point regular season in Tampa Bay. He might even be able to enjoy the trophies someday, whenever the sting of the Lightning's first-round postseason loss has faded. Kucherov won the NHL's highest honors Wednesday night, receiving the Hart as the league MVP and the Lindsay Award as the best player according to a vote of his fellow pros. The Russian right wing also formally picked up the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL's top scorer at the hockey world's annual Vegas ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. 'It's a huge night for me and my family,' said Kucherov, who turned 26 on Monday. 'But the main thing is Stanley Cup. We want to make sure we work harder than we thought we did (last season). All these individual (awards), it's obviously nice, but the main thing is Stanley Cup for me.' Andrei Vasilevskiy, Kucherov's Russian teammate, won his first Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie in another bittersweet recognition for the Lightning, who won 62 regular-season games before getting swept by Columbus in the opening round. Kucherov received 164 of 171 first-place votes in a runaway Hart victory over two-time MVP Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh, who finished second, and 2017 Hart winner Connor McDavid of Edmonton. The voting was no surprise after Kucherov posted the NHL's highest-scoring individual season since 1996. 'When the team plays good, the numbers will obviously be good,' Kucherov said. 'You just try not to think too much about it. If you think too much, your game can just go away, and bad things can happen. All my thoughts were about winning games for my team, and help the team get more points.' A year after scoring 100 points, Kucherov emerged as perhaps the most impressive scorer in hockey, putting up a career-best 41 goals and 87 assists. Kucherov tied Jaromir Jagr's NHL record for assists by a wing, and he surpassed Alexander Mogilny's single-season record for points by a Russian-born player. Tampa Bay also posted 128 standings points, the most by any team since 1996 — but Kucherov regrets that he had little impact during the Lightning's stunning sweep by the Blue Jackets. Kucherov served a one-game suspension for a dangerous hit during the series, and he scored his only two playoff points in the Game 4 defeat. 'When I came (to the U.S.), the main thing was just try and make the team,' Kucherov said. 'Now all my thoughts are just to win the Cup, and bring the Cup back to Tampa, because people deserve that. We've been playing good hockey, and I'm sure if we keep the team (together), we can bounce back.' Calgary's Mark Giordano won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, earning the award for the first time at 35 years old. Vancouver forward Elias Pettersson won the Calder Trophy given to the league's top rookie, and Ryan O'Reilly added his first Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward to the Blues' Stanley Cup victory. Barry Trotz of the New York Islanders won his second Jack Adams Award as the best coach, while Boston's Don Sweeney was named the league's top general manager. But Kucherov was the headliner on a night of several first-time winners at the NHL Awards ceremony, hosted by 'Saturday Night Live' veteran Kenan Thompson. The Hart was presented by 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek, who received a standing ovation in one of his first public appearances since announcing his battle with pancreatic cancer. Vasilevskiy beat out Dallas' Ben Bishop and the Islanders' Robin Lehner for the Vezina. The Russian is the first Tampa Bay goalie to win the award, leading the NHL with 39 victories while posting a 2.40 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Trotz beat out Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper and St. Louis' Craig Berube for the top coaching honor. He also won the award with Washington three years ago. After winning the Stanley Cup and subsequently leaving the Capitals last summer, Trotz engineered an impressive 23-point improvement by the Isles for their best single-season record since 1983-84, even after losing John Tavares to Toronto. Trotz took a moment after accepting the award to honor his goalie. Lehner won the Masterton Trophy as the player exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Lehner became a Vezina finalist after revealing during training camp that he has struggled with addiction and bipolar disorder. 'I'm not ashamed to say I'm mentally ill, but that doesn't mean mentally weak,' Lehner said after accepting his award. 'I've had such an incredible outpouring of support,' he added later. 'There's so many people that have contacted me that I still haven't been able to get to yet, that are just scared to take that first step, scared of doing the things that are necessary to turn their lives around. That's incredibly rewarding.' After joining several Blues teammates in carrying the Stanley Cup down the Vegas red carpet, O'Reilly won the Selke over Boston's Patrice Bergeron, a four-time Selke winner and a finalist for the eighth consecutive year, and Vegas' Mark Stone. O'Reilly was the Blues' top scorer with 77 points, including 28 goals in his first season in St. Louis. He also compiled a plus-22 rating and finished fourth in the NHL with 94 takeaways. Giordano was rewarded for his remarkable performance 13 years into an NHL career spent entirely with the Flames. He is the fourth defenseman to win the Norris at 35 or older, joining Nicklas Lidstrom, Doug Harvey and Al MacInnis. 'I take a lot of pride in working out off the ice and keeping myself in good shape,' Giordano said. 'It's not easy to play late into your 30s. I think we're all aware of that as players, but (we) try to last as long as you can.' The Calgary captain led the NHL with a plus-39 rating and scored a career-best 74 points while regularly playing against opponents' best lines. Giordano beat out the last two winners of the Norris: San Jose's Brent Burns and Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman. The 20-year-old Pettersson joins Pavel Bure (1992) as the only Calder winners in Canucks history. Pettersson provided an offensive jolt to the Canucks, scoring a goal on his first NHL shot and finishing with a rookie-best 28 goals and 38 assists. Wild forward Jason Zucker won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership and humanitarian contributions to hockey. Florida center Aleksander Barkov won his first Lady Byng Trophy as the player best combining sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability, while Philadelphia's Wayne Simmonds won the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The Latest on the NHL Awards show (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. The Russian right wing won the award for the first time after his prolific 128-point regular season. He beat out two-time MVP Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh and 2017 Hart winner Connor McDavid. Kucherov, who turned 26 on Monday, also won the Ted Lindsay Award as the league's outstanding player as selected by his fellow players. A year after scoring 100 points, Kucherov emerged as a dominant NHL forward for the powerhouse Lightning. He won the Art Ross Trophy for leading the league in scoring with a career-best 41 goals and 87 assists. He tied Jaromir Jagr's NHL record for assists by a wing, and he surpassed Alexander Mogilny's single-season record for points by a Russian-born player. His 128 points were the most by any NHL player since 1996 — and the Lightning coincidentally also had 128 points in the standings, also the most by any team since 1996. ___ 6:54 p.m. Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning has won his first Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie. Vasilevskiy beat out Dallas' Ben Bishop and the New York Islanders' Robin Lehner, who won the Masterton Trophy earlier in the NHL Awards show. Vasilevskiy led the NHL with 39 victories for the powerhouse Lightning, who took the Presidents' Trophy with 128 points. The Russian goalie had a 2.40 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in 53 games. Vasilevskiy is the first Lightning goalie to win the Vezina. His Russian teammate in Tampa Bay, Nikita Kucherov, already won the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL's most outstanding player in voting by his fellow players. ___ 6:39 p.m. Barry Trotz has won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach. Trotz beat out Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper and St. Louis' Craig Berube for the honor, which is based on regular-season performance. Trotz also won the award with Washington three years ago. After winning the Stanley Cup and subsequently leaving the Capitals last summer, Trotz engineered an impressive one-season turnaround for the Islanders. New York went 48-27-7 for a 23-point increase from 2018 and its best single-season total since 1983-84, even after losing John Tavares to Toronto. ___ 6:27 p.m. Ryan O'Reilly of the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues has won his first Selke Trophy as the NHL's top defensive forward. New York Islanders goalie Robin Lehner won the Masterton Trophy, given to the player exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. O'Reilly beat out Boston's Patrice Bergeron, a four-time Selke winner and a finalist for the eighth consecutive year, and Vegas' Mark Stone. O'Reilly was the Blues' top scorer with 77 points, including 28 goals in his first season in St. Louis. He also compiled a plus-22 rating and finished fourth in the NHL with 94 takeaways while winning an NHL-best 1,086 faceoffs during the Blues' remarkable season. Lehner had an outstanding season after revealing during training camp that he has struggled with addiction and bipolar disorder. He is the third player in Islanders history to win the award. 'I'm not ashamed to say I'm mentally ill, but that doesn't mean mentally weak,' Lehner said after accepting his award. ___ 6:13 p.m. A full 25 years after he appeared in the first of two Mighty Ducks movies, Kenan Thompson was happy to get another taste of hockey. The 'Saturday Night Live' veteran reminisced about his hockey history when he hosted the NHL Awards show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Thompson said he didn't know how to roller skate before he was cast as the knuckle-puck-shooting Russ Tyler in 'D2: The Mighty Ducks' in 1994. But he and his acting teammates went through an eight-week camp and learned to play before shooting. Thompson said the film was a pivotal moment in his life — and not because of the popularity of the movie, but because of the role he felt it played in helping the NHL's Anaheim Ducks grow a fan base in their first few years after entering the league in 1993. 'We really started taking it serious, and we felt super responsible for all that kind of stuff happening,' Thompson said. 'It's just been a magical part of my life. I always thought I'd just be a fan, eating popcorn, watching games. But I'm so glad to have this relationship with the NHL. It's really nice. I'm always down to do whatever they ask.' Thompson said he likes the New York Rangers because he gets to see many of their games live, but admitted he enjoyed attending the 2018 Stanley Cup Final and seeing the Washington Capitals hoist the trophy, despite not knowing many of their names prior to the playoffs. ___ 6:00 p.m. Calgary's Mark Giordano has won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman. The 35-year-old Giordano won the Norris for the first time in a 13-year NHL career spent entirely with the Flames. Giordano beat out two vaunted finalists: San Jose's Brent Burns, who won it in 2017, and Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman, who won it last year. The Calgary captain was instrumental in the Flames' breakthrough season, leading the NHL with a plus-39 rating while regularly playing against opponents' best lines. Giordano also scored a career-best 74 points and played more than 24 minutes per game. Giordano is the fourth defenseman to win the Norris at 35 or older, joining Nicklas Lidstrom, Doug Harvey and Al MacInnis. ___ 5:51 p.m. Tampa Bay right wing Nikita Kucherov has won the Ted Lindsay Award as the league's most outstanding player according to the NHL Players' Association members. Kucherov also is favored to win his first Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player later in the NHL Awards show at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Kucherov, who turned 26 on Monday, emerged as a dominant forward during his superlative season with the powerhouse Lightning. The Russian right wing won the Art Ross Trophy with an NHL-best 128 points, finishing with a career-best 41 goals and 87 assists. Wild forward Jason Zucker won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy for leadership and humanitarian contributions to hockey. Zucker, who is from Las Vegas, has done extensive fundraising for children's causes in Minnesota. ___ 5:39 p.m. Boston's Don Sweeney has been named the NHL's General Manager of the Year, and Florida center Alexander Barkov has won the Lady Byng Trophy as the player best combining sportsmanship, gentlemanly conduct and ability. Sweeney has built a consistent winner since the longtime Bruins defenseman took over the front office in 2015. Boston reached the Stanley Cup Final this season, losing in seven games to St. Louis. Barkov scored a franchise-record 96 points for the Panthers, yet he committed just four minor penalties while playing more than 22 minutes per game. The Finn was a Lady Byng finalist for the third time in four seasons. Barkov drew a few laughs when he apparently heard a few shouts in Finnish as he took the stage to accept his trophy. 'We have more fans from Finland than Florida here,' Barkov said. The other Lady Byng finalists were St. Louis' Ryan O'Reilly and Calgary's Sean Monahan. ___ 5:21 p.m. San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will turn 40 on July 2, and he can't wait to get back on the ice when training camp begins in September. Walking the red carpet at the NHL Awards on Wednesday, Thornton put to rest any speculation he would retire after 22 years. 'I take it year by year, and I think that's a healthy way to do it,' he said. 'I was relatively healthy this year, which was nice. I don't have to rehab this year, which is great. The training aspects are much different than they used to be. I think the physicality is there, but I think it's less. The guys' bodies don't wear down like they used to. Nutrition is good. It's a combination of everything that allows players to play a little longer these days.' Thornton doesn't have a contract with the Sharks for next season, and the $92 million, eight-year deal given to defenseman Erik Karlsson this week could complicate his return. ___ 5:12 p.m. Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson has won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's best rookie. The 20-year-old Pettersson beat out St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington and Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Dahlin for the award. Pettersson joins Pavel Bure (1992) as the only Calder winners in Canucks history. Pettersson provided an offensive jolt to the Canucks in his first North American season, scoring a goal on his first NHL shot and seamlessly adapting to the world's best league. One year after Vancouver drafted him with the fifth overall pick in 2017, Pettersson posted a rookie-best 28 goals and 38 assists as a tremendous playmaker with a wicked shot. Pettersson is the 31st player in NHL history to lead all rookies in goals, assists and points. ___ 4:48 p.m. The biggest names in hockey are at the Mandalay Bay Events Center for the annual NHL Awards show. The NHL hands out its regular-season trophies Wednesday night at a star-studded event hosted by Kenan Thompson and featuring presenters ranging from Canadian game show host Alex Trebek to St. Louis Blues superfan Jon Hamm. The finalists for the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player are Tampa Bay right wing Nikita Kucherov, Pittsburgh center Sidney Crosby and Edmonton center Connor McDavid. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
  • The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Florida Lottery's 'Pick 5 Evening' game were: 7-6-2-0-2 (seven, six, two, zero, two)