Former Los Angeles Dodgers great Maury Wills has retired again, this time from broadcasting. The 84-year-old Wills is stepping out of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks' broadcast booth after providing color commentary for the minor league team for 22 years. Wills was offered the job while he was in Fargo to speak at a local sports banquet. He had cut back on his broadcasting schedule in recent years. Wills played 14 seasons in the major leagues. He had a career batting average of .281 and stole 586 bases. He was the National League MVP in 1962. He also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Montreal Expos. Wills tells KFGO radio that getting the job with the RedHawks helped him beat his addiction to
Tribe quest: After hovering near .500 for 2½ months, the defending AL-champion Cleveland Indians have hit their stride, moving into first place by winning eight of nine games in which they outscored the Dodgers, Minnesota and Baltimore by 68-23 from June 15 through Thursday. Slugger Edwin Encarnacion, who signed a three-year, $60-million deal last winter, is batting .351 with a 1.144 on-base-plus-slugging-percentage, 10 homers and 23 runs batted in in 26 games through Thursday; he hit .208 with a .709 OPS, seven homers and 17 RBIs in 43 games through May 22. After a two-game glitch against the Dodgers, uber reliever Andrew Miller escaped a bases-loaded, no-outs jam in Wednesday’s 5-1 win over Baltimore.
Mets RHP Rafael Montero earned his first major-league win since 2014 by throwing 5 2/3 solid innings in Sunday's 8-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. Making his third start of the season, Montero struck out a season-high seven batters and allowed one run and five hits, throwing a season-high 104 pitches as the Mets won their third straight game since getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. "You've got to get some confidence back and it all starts from the way we pitched," manager Terry Collins said, according to the Associated Press. "They kept us in the game, allowed us to build leads and we didn't give up much." The 26-year-old Montero hadn't won a game since he threw 5 1/3