Midwest Sports Headlines: 5/18/18


May 18th, 2018 by Ric Hanson

Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed second-round pick Josh Jackson from Iowa. Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst announced the cornerback’s signing. Jackson was taken with the 45th overall pick in last month’s draft. His signing comes two days after the Packers signed first-round pick Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vince Velasquez pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, and Carlos Santana and Pedro Florimon each hit home runs in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Velasquez gave up five hits in 6 1/3 innings, struck out five and walked two in recording his third straight win. At 25-16, the Phillies are nine games over .500 for the first time since they were 102-60 at the close of the 2011 season.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have shifted pitcher Adam Wainwright to the 60-day disabled list because of persistent pain in his right elbow, with no set timetable for his return. The Cardinals also put catcher Carson Kelly on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, a setback for a team already without the injured Yadier Molina behind the plate. Catcher Steve Baron was called up from Triple-A Memphis.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The New York Yankees had a rough trip this week. They spent Wednesday night at Dulles International Airport in suburban Virginia, stuck after their matchup against the Washington Nationals was rained out. Bad weather and a plane problem left the Yankees stranded at the airport. Some of the players spent the evening sleeping on the jet while a few stretched out in the terminal. About 12 hours after they first boarded, the Yankees took off for Kansas City, where they play Friday night.