Patrick Garrett

Morning Edition Producer

Patrick Garrett graduated with a dual degree from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications, Concentration in Production and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry. A former newsroom intern who joined the WAMC staff in 2014, he worked at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, where he sold tickets. He is an Eagle Scout from Saratoga Springs and writes and plays music in his free time.

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In baseball, in the American League, Boston beat Toronto 3-1, the Angels topped the Yankees 4-1, Cleveland bested Tampa Bay 7-1, Texas won against Baltimore 8-1, and it was Houston over Kansas City 6-1.

In the National League, Milwaukee trumped Philadelphia 7-4 and Arizona won against the Dodgers 10-6.

In interleague play, Cincinnati beat Minnesota 11-7 and Oakland defeated Colorado 7-1.


In baseball, in the American League, Houston beat the Yankees 3-1, Boston topped Tampa Bay 5-3, Toronto edged Texas 3-2, Detroit slid past the White Sox 5-4, the Angels won against Seattle 3-2 in 10 innings, and it was Kansas City over Oakland 5-3. In a double header, Baltimore shut out Cleveland 4-0 in the first, then again 8-0 in the second.


Kentucky's 6-foot-11 center Karl-Anthony Towns has been selected No. 1 in the NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who posted a 16-66 record last season. It's the third straight time in the last six years that a Kentucky player has been selected No. 1 in the NBA draft.

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A lawyer for an upstate New York prison guard arrested after the escape of two inmates says his client had no knowledge they were trying to break out and didn't know meat he gave them had contraband hidden inside it.


Virginia has captured its first NCAA championship in baseball while avenging last year's loss in the College World Series finals. Pavin Smith homered and had three RBIs as Virginia doubled up Vanderbilt 4-2. Brandon Waddell went seven innings and limited the defending champs to two hits after the Commodores scored twice in the first inning.

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The investigation into the two escaped inmates from Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora has shifted focus to a second prison employee. The subject of the focus is a correction officer who may have provided pliers or other hand tools to the convicts, Richard Matt and David Sweat. The Times Union reports that the officer, Gene Palmer, has been placed on administrative leave as investigators look into whether the officer might have been duped into providing the tools or knowingly assisted the convicts. Palmer could face charges of promoting prison contraband or facilitating the escape.

Meanwhile Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told NBC that Joyce Mitchell, a prison employee who has been charged with assisting the inmates, smuggled tools into the prison in hamburger meat. 


NASCAR has issued a statement backing South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds in the wake of the Charleston church massacre last week. The statement was released as South Carolina lawmakers agreed to discuss removing the flag, and one day after Haley said "the time has come" to take it down. NASCAR says it is continuing its long-standing policy to disallow the use of the Confederate Flag symbol in any official capacity.


Tom Brady and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell have concluded a 10-hour hearing as the New England Patriots quarterback appealed his four-game suspension. Brady was punished by the league for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC championship game win over Indianapolis. Brady's attorney felt their side put in a very compelling case and added that no timetable on a decision by Goodell had been given.


In baseball, in interleague play, Philadelphia bested the Yankees 11-8.

In the American League, Toronto topped Tampa Bay 8-5, Detroit beat Cleveland 8-5, Minnesota crushed the White Sox 13-2, the Angels slid past Houston 4-3, and it was Kansas City over Seattle 4-1.

In the National League the Cubs doubled up the Dodgers 4-2.

The Red Sox and the Mets had a day off.


Jordan Spieth has become just the fourth golfer since 1960 to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year. Spieth birdied the final hole for a 1-under 69 and a 5-under total, one stroke ahead of Dustin Johnson and Louis Oosthuizen. Johnson had a 12-foot putt for eagle on the final hole to win the tournament, but he three-putted for par to finish in a second-place tie at Chambers Bay.


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In an all interleague day in baseball, the Yankees bested Miami 9-4, Boston topped Atlanta 5-2, Toronto trumped the Mets 7-1, Pittsburgh edged the White Sox 3-2, Philadelphia slid past Baltimore 2-1, Minnesota won against St. Louis 2-1, Houston doubled up Colorado 8-4, San Diego beat Oakland 3-1, the Angels defeated Arizona 7-1, Tampa Bay bested Washington 5-3, Cleveland edged the Cubs 4-3, Kansas City slid past Milwaukee 3-2, San Francisco blanked Seattle 7-0, and it was the Dodgers over Texas 1-0.