Cardinals lefthander Jaime Garcia will be shut down for a month with an injury that the team is calling a left shoulder strain, and he could be sidelined as long as two months. Two doctors recommended rehab rather than surgery, and Garcia is scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews Monday. Garcia visited Dr. Lewis Yocum Friday in Los Angeles. Yocum agreed with the team’s diagnosis that Garcia has tearing in the labrum and rotator cuff . . . Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner, sidelined since April 17, had another setback in his recovery from a strained right elbow. Gardner felt pain Saturday, a day after playing five innings in a rehab game with Single A Charleston. Also, Yankees reliever David Robertson, out since May 14 with a strained left oblique, is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Sunday for Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Jackson activated from disabled list
The Tigers activated outfielder Austin Jackson from the DL, recalled infielder Herman Perez from Single A Lakeland, placed shortstop Jhonny Peralta on the paternity list, and optioned righthander Jose Ortega to Triple A Toledo . . . The Royals placed righthander Felipe Paulino on the 15-day DL and recalled righthander Nate Adcock from Triple A Omaha . . . Top prospect Julio Teheran will fill in for Braves starter Tim Hudson Sunday against the Blue Jays. Hudson, who has bone spurs in his left ankle, had a cortisone shot Friday . . . Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, part of a group trying to buy the Padres, owes more than $400,000 in federal income taxes, according to a UT San Diego report. Gwynn’s tax attorney says his client is working to pay down the taxes and doesn’t believe the issue will have a bearing on his role with the ownership group.
Wade, Arizona advance to World Series
Konner Wade tossed a six-hitter as host Arizona earned a trip to the College World Series for the first time since 2004 by beating St. John’s, 7-4, to complete a two-game sweep of their super regional series in Tucson . . . South Carolina ace Michael Roth closed his home career with 7 2/3 shutout innings and the two-time defending national champion Gamecocks won their 20th straight NCAA Tournament game with a 5-0 win over Oklahoma in the opener of their super regional series in Columbia, S.C. . . . Mike Zunino homered and drove in three runs, Hudson Randall pitched seven scoreless innings, and No. 1 Florida beat North Carolina State, 7-1, in their super-regional opener in Gainesville, Fla. . . . Tyler Johnson threw a three-hitter and Kevin Courtney was 3 for 3 with a homer as Stony Brook beat LSU, 3-1, in Baton Rouge to even their super regional series at one game each . . . Logan Vick homered twice and Trent Blank scattered seven hits in eight innings as Baylor beat Arkansas, 8-1, in their super-regional opener in Waco, Texas.
Messi gets hat trick, adds to record
Lionel Messi scored on three dazzling runs for his second international hat trick, finishing the season with a record 82 goals for club and country and giving Argentina a 4-3 win over rival Brazil in an exhibition game in East Rutherford, N.J. Messi scored 73 goals in 60 games for Barcelona, breaking the European club record of 67 set by Bayern Munich’s Gerd Mueller in 1972-73 and the world club record of 70 by Archie Stark in the American Soccer League in 1924-25 . . . Italy’s top-tier club Udinese says midfielder Christian Obodo was kidnapped by armed men in his native Nigeria.
Moore leads Lynx to 9th straight win
Maya Moore scored 26 points and visiting Minnesota beat the winless Tulsa Shock, 93-73, as the Lynx tied the WNBA record with their ninth straight win to open the season . . . Danielle Adams had 13 points to lead the host San Antonio Silver Stars to an 80-67 victory over the Seattle Storm . . . Tyler Johnson and Mike Kostka each scored twice and the Norfolk Admirals won the Calder Cup title, beating the host Toronto Marlies, 6-1, to sweep the AHL finals . . . The University of Florida men’s team won its first outdoor national championship, and the LSU women won their 15th in 31 years at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Des Moines . . . Justin Wilson won for the first time in the IndyCar Series since 2009 when Graham Rahal hit the wall while leading at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Rahal was second, Ryan Briscoe third . . . John Orozco won the US men’s gymnastics championships in St. Louis, edging defending champion Danell Leyva to give the Americans a potent 1-2 punch at next month’s Olympics.