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  • Arenado keeps up hitting streak for Rockies in 6-3 loss to Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO — Is Nolan Arenado an All-Star? "I don't think there is any debate," Colorado manager Walt Weiss said. "He needs to be in that game." Arenado continues to wear down major league pitchers, even getting to Giants ace and World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner for a first-inning home run. He added another homer against former...

  • Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryne Sandberg left on his terms. An emotional Sandberg resigned as Phillies manager on Friday in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. "In a lot of ways, I'm old school, and I'm very much dissatisfied with the record and not pleased at all with that," Sandberg said. "I think...

  • Scherzer's bid for 2nd straight no-hitter ends in 6th

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer's bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters ended when Philadelphia's Freddy Galvis doubled with one out in the sixth inning Friday night. Scherzer retired the first 16 batters before Galvis lined a 1-1 pitch to the right-field wall. The Nationals'...

  • Sanchez 3-run triple in 10th lifts White Sox over Tigers 8-7

    DETROIT (AP) — Up a run in the 10th, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura didn't think twice about walking Miguel Cabrera to load the bases. "It's always risky because you put the winning run at second, but you don't tug on Superman's cape too often," Ventura said of the two-time AL MVP. "We're going to take our chances with the next guy."...

  • Fister pitches 4-hit ball as Nationals beat Braves 7-0

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Doug Fister said he really hadn't heard about the scoreless innings streak being crafted by his fellow Washington Nationals starters. Fister allowed four hits over seven innings in another superb outing by a Washington starter, and the Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday for their sixth straight win....

  • Padres score 6 in 8th inning, still lose 13-8 to Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Padres' eighth inning began and ended with pinch-hitters — and they were one and the same player. San Diego closed within a run with a six-run eighth when Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer and four pinch hitters reached base. But the San Francisco Giants managed to outslug the Padres 13-8 in the series finale Thursday....

  • Giants hit 4 triples for 1st time since '60, beat Pads 13-8

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt found another gear on the bases, and compared himself to a long-legged jungle animal. The speedy Giants hit four triples in a game for the first time in 55 years, including a pair by Belt in a 13-8 win over the San Diego Padres on Thursday. "When I can sniff a triple, I'm going to turn it on," Belt said. "I...

  • DeGrom leads Mets over Brewers 2-0 to stop 7-game skid

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob deGrom sent the New York Mets home with a rare road win. DeGrom gave up four hits in eight innings and the Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011. "He's got tremendous stuff. He knows how to use it. He's legit," Mets manager Terry Collins said....

  • Brewers, Jungmann shut down by deGrom in 2-0 loss to Mets

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Taylor Jungmann was locked in a scoreless battle Jacob deGrom for five innings. But the Milwaukee Brewers' bullpen couldn't keep the New York Mets off the scoreboard and Jungmann had to settle for a pat on the back from his manager. DeGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the Mets beat the Brewers 2-0 on Thursday to...

  • Pedroia goes on Boston disabled list with strained hamstring

    BOSTON (AP) — Second baseman Dustin Pedroia was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Boston Red Sox before Thursday's 8-6 loss to Baltimore, a day after straining his right hamstring. Pedroia was hurt rounding first base after his go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over the Orioles and limped off...

  • Wieters' 2-run homer helps Orioles beat Red Sox 8-6

    BOSTON (AP) — Baltimore right-hander Miguel Gonzalez had a chance to watch his teammates get on winning spurt. Now he's glad to be a part of it. Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer during a six-run fourth inning that carried the Orioles over the Boston Red Sox 8-6 Thursday, earning Gonzalez a victory in his first start off the disabled list....

  • Reds get to Cole, beat Pirates 5-2

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole wasn't at his best Wednesday. Had to have been the Reds. Marlon Byrd hit a two-run homer during Cincinnati's four-run first inning, and the Reds beat Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third time this season, 5-2. The Reds have won — and scored at least three runs — every time this season they have faced...

  • Ramsey: Pete Rose lied his way out of Baseball Hall of Fame

    Pete Rose can keep lying. He has that option. But nobody - well, virtually nobody - will believe him. He didn't bet his way out of the Baseball Hall of Fame. His lies locked the Hall's doors. He doesn't belong in Cooperstown. For years, I've argued otherwise. As Gazette columnist, I've talked about Rose and his quest for the Hall with Bob...

  • ESPN says it obtained notebook documenting Pete Rose 1986 bets

    BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN says it obtained a notebook that shows Pete Rose bet on Cincinnati Reds games during his last season as an active player in 1986. The career hits leader agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball in 1989 after an investigation by John Dowd, a lawyer retained by Major League Baseball, concluded he bet on the Reds to win from...

  • Pitcher Hiram Burgos makes Colorado Springs Sky Sox debut on his way back up baseball's ladder

    Hiram Burgos had climbed to the top of baseball's ladder. An arm injury didn't set him back one rung, it dropped him all the way to the bottom. The righty from Puerto Rico, who made his Sky Sox debut Sunday in a 6-2 victory, is back on the doorstep after hitting the reset button on his career. "I knew I had to get my arm healthy after...

  • Rockies OF Gonzalez leaves game with hand injury

    DENVER — Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left Sunday's game against Milwaukee with a mild sprain in his left hand. The Rockies announced he is day to day. Gonzalez said he suffered the injury when he flew out to center in the bottom of the third. He played the field in the top of the fourth and leapt into the right-field wall...

  • Blackmon, Tulowitzki lead Rockies past Brewers; Carlos Gonzalez leaves game with hand injury

    DENVER — Charlie Blackmon drove in four runs, Troy Tulowitzki had three RBIs and the Colorado Rockies beat the skidding Milwaukee Brewers 10-4 on Sunday. Nolan Arenado led off Colorado's three-run fourth inning with his 17th homer, and the Rockies broke out for their most runs since scoring 11 against St. Louis on June 8. They averaged 3.2...

  • Nationals' Max Scherzer celebrates his no-hitter

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A day later, Max Scherzer couldn't stop smiling. "I'm doing great," the Nationals right-hander said the morning after he threw a no-hitter and came within a strike of a perfect game before hitting Pittsburgh's Jose Tabata in Washington's 6-0 victory. "I didn't get much sleep, but that's for a good reason, just on a high from...

  • Matt Clark follows his father's footsteps to Colorado Springs Sky Sox, life in pro baseball

    Matt Clark grew up facing an obstacle any aspiring ballplayer would gladly take. He struggled not to catch up with fastballs, but to slow himself down enough to match the level of his peers. This was the result of Clark regularly taking batting practice against his father, Terry Clark, who pitched for seven teams in a six-year big-league...

  • Scherzer pitches no-hitter after losing perfect game in 9th

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a no-hitter Saturday in the Washington Nationals' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh...

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