• Giants beat Phillies 9-6 in 14 innings

    Updated: 6 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If the Philadelphia Phillies are planning to ship closer Jonathan Papelbon off at the trade deadline, now might not be the best time to do it. Papelbon surrendered a game-tying homer to Buster Posey in the ninth, and the Phillies ultimately fell 9-6 to the San Francisco Giants in 14 innings on Tuesday. It was Papelbon's third blown save. "He's been good all year," Ryan Howard, who had two hits, said of Papelbon. "You can't put it on him." Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break the stalemate in the 14th and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save. Crawford snapped a 2-for-22 skid with his two-out hit off the wall in left-center field and finished with four RBIs.

  • Detroit loses 5-4 to Diamondbacks

    Updated: 18 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Detroit Tigers rallied to take the lead with two runs in the eighth inning and still had the bases loaded. Failing to add on cost them against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Torii Hunter hit a two-run single in the eighth inning, but Arizona's Miguel Montero hit a two-run single of his own in the bottom half to lift the Diamondbacks to a 5-4 win over the Tigers on Tuesday night. "You get bases loaded and one out you hope you get a run across somehow," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "We had an opportunity to blow the game open, but it didn't happen." And the Tigers needed it. Aaron Hill got Arizona started with three RBIs in the first five innings to put Arizona up 3-2.

  • Bullpen falters as Rockies fall to Nationals, 7-4.

    Updated: 19 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies showed plenty of power early. Their bullpen couldn't make it stand up. Nolan Arenado and Corey Dickerson homered to give Colorado a quick lead but Washington rallied late to beat the Rockies, 7-4, on Tuesday night. DJ LeMahieu had three hits for Colorado, which lost its seventh straight and remain tied with Texas for the worst record in the majors. "We had a nice game early," manager Walt Weiss said. "We didn't put the game away. We need to play a complete game to win." Adam LaRoche hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh and Anthony Rendon had three hits for Washington. It was the Nationals fourth straight win and increased their NL East Division lead to two games over Atlan

  • Arizona rallies for 5-4 win over Detroit

    Updated: 24 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Aaron Hill drove in Arizona's first three runs and ended the game with a spectacular play. Even when he's struggling, that's the kind of performance the Diamondbacks have come to expect. Hill provided the early scoring and followed Miguel Montero's two-run single in the eighth inning with a game-ending diving stop, helping the Diamondbacks rally for a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. "He's played great, the last play of the game was outstanding," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's been working hard out there and I've said you get validation for your hard work." Hill, who's hitting .251, got Arizona started with three RBIs in the first five innings to put Arizona up 3-2.

  • Giants beat Phillies 9-6 in 14 innings

    Updated: 27 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — If something didn't happen soon, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was trotting a position player out to the pitching rubber. As it worked out, something happened. Brandon Crawford hit a bases-clearing double to break a 14th-inning stalemate and Tim Lincecum earned his first career save as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 on Tuesday night. "It was huge," Bochy said of the hit. "George (Kontos) might have one more inning at that point." Kontos (3-0) didn't have one more inning. The reliever got just one out before Lincecum, San Francisco's ninth pitcher, got the final two outs for the save. Had the game still been tied, Bochy was considering outfielder Tyler Colvin.

  • LaRoche's HR rallies Nationals past Rockies, 7-4.

    Updated: 37 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Adam LaRoche has been scuffling this month. He hopes one swing will turn things around. LaRoche broke out of a July slump with a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, Anthony Rendon had three hits and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night. It was the Nationals fourth straight win and increased their NL East Division lead to two games over Atlanta, which lost to Miami on Tuesday. The win might have come at a cost after third baseman Ryan Zimmerman left the game in the sixth inning with a strained right hamstring. He is scheduled to have an MRI done Wednesday morning. "It's pretty sore tonight. Get the MRI, get some results tomorrow and see where we're at,"

  • Padres manage only 5 hits in 6-0 loss to Cubs

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres' starting lineup Tuesday night had a total of 29 home runs this season. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, the player San Diego traded to Chicago in 2012, now has 25 by himself. Rizzo hit two homers and the Padres managed only five hits — failing to get a runner to third base — in a 6-0 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday night. "He's a talent," Padres manager Bud Black said of Rizzo. "He's a good player. They're giving him his at-bats, and he's producing." Rizzo staked Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (1-0) to a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a solo homer. Four innings later, rookie Arismendy Alcantara and Rizzo hit back-to-back homers off Blaine Boyer for a 5-0 lead.

  • Beckett rusty as Dodgers fall to Pirates 12-7

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Beckett's left hip isn't 100 percent. Neither is his fastball. Still, the Los Angeles Dodgers veteran right-hander was in no mood to use either as an excuse after his return from the disabled list lasted less than four innings in a 12-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. "I was ready the pitch," Beckett said. "The trainers cleared me. The doctors cleared me. I just didn't pitch well and I put the guys coming in behind me in a tough spot because they had to pitch way too many innings." Far too many, as it turned out.

  • Rizzo hits 2 homers as Cubs beat Padres 6-0

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — If it was a sneak preview of the future at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, then Chicago Cubs fans can't wait for the sequel. Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and 24-year-old Kyle Hendricks pitched seven innings for his first major league victory, leading the Cubs to a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres that snapped their five-game losing streak. And rookie Arimendy Alcantara hit the hardest ball of the night, a blast over the bleachers in right field that landed on Sheffield Avenue. "I just try to hit the ball," the 22-year-old Alcantara said. "If it goes far, that is OK." "They're not looking like they're too bothered by being at the major league level," manager Rick Rente

  • Reds allow 4 homers in 4-3 loss to Brewers

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    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers managed only six hits Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Reds, four were home runs and that was enough to keep Cincinnati winless since the All-Star break. Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Brewers a 4-3 victory. "''It was just kind of a weird game, losing on four solo shots," Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey said. "What did they have, six hits? What can you do?" Lucroy homered off Bailey in the sixth inning. Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez hit back-to-back homers in the first inning on the one-year anniversary of the start of Braun's 65-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug policies.

  • BC-BBN--Giants-Phillies,Extra InningsADVISORY

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    EDS: The San Francisco Giants and Philadelphia Phillies are tied 5-5 after 13 innings.

  • Polanco, Walker lift Pirates over Dodgers 12-7

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Clint Hurdle watched rookie Gregory Polanco scuffle for the better part of two weeks before giving the talented but raw right fielder a needed night off on Monday. The downtime paid immediate dividends. The 22-year-old smacked a solo home run and delivered a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 12-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Polanco entered the game hitting .133 since July 5 but smacked a bases-loaded single with two outs in the sixth off Los Angeles reliever Jamey Wright to put Pittsburgh in front for good. "To fight through an at-bat and drive in a couple of runs opposite field, off gap, it was good to see," Hurdle sa

  • 'Way rustier' Minor, Braves fall to Marlins, 6-5

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Minor's struggles are becoming a growing concern for the Atlanta Braves. Minor had his shortest outing of the season, giving up six runs in only three-plus innings, and the Braves' late comeback fell short in a 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Minor (3-6) said he felt strong but "way rustier" as he gave up 10 hits and two walks. "And that's not an excuse, either," Minor said. "I felt good." Minor said he threw "pretty good" in the bullpen before the game. "Then I got out there and I just wasn't throwing to the corners," he said. "It was one of those games I felt like I was trying to aim the ball a little bit." Minor's ERA rose to 5.32 as he allowed six runs for the

  • Lucroy hits walkoff homer to give Brewers 4-3 win

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Lucroy homered leading off the bottom of the ninth to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. It was Lucroy's second homer of the game and 11th of the season. It was his second career walkoff homer and both were against the Reds. His first was last season off closer Aroldis Chapman and this one was off Sam LeCure. Francisco Rodriguez (4-3) pitched the ninth to earn the victory. Cincinnati, which is 0-5 since the All-Star break, brought in LeCure (1-2) to pitch the ninth. His outing lasted just three pitches as Lucroy hit a 1-1 offering for a line drive homer inside the left field foul pole. Lucroy was batting just .200 (21 for 105) in his last

  • Solano, Marlins bully Mike Minor, beat Braves 6-5

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob Turner is sticking in Miami's rotation for at least one more start. Turner allowed two runs in his first start in six weeks and the Marlins knocked Mike Minor out of the game early in their 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Turner (3-6) made his return to the rotation after eight relief appearances and performed just as manager Mike Redmond hoped. Turner gave up four hits in five innings. "That was great," Redmond said. "We talked before the game about him stepping up and getting another opportunity to go into the rotation and he did exactly that." A key for Turner was the first inning, when he loaded the bases but allowed only one run. He ended the inning when Evan Gattis hi

  • Big league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki on DL

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Colorado Rockies because of a left hip flexor strain. The 29-year-old All-Star shortstop was hurt while running out a grounder at Pittsburgh on Saturday night. He was held out of the next two games before being placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Sunday. This is Tulowitzki's first trip to the disabled list this season but he has taken days off to rest his chronically tight legs. The leg issues date to 2008 when he tore the left quadriceps tendon. "That '08 injury really put me behind the eight-ball because when you completely tear a muscle, it never gets the same again," he said. "All the other muscles

  • Sock advances in Atlanta Open

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jack Sock beat Alejandro Gonzalez 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the BB&T Atlanta Open on Tuesday. Sock and partner Vasek Popisil won the doubles title at Wimbledon earlier this month, upsetting the top-ranked team of Mike and Bob Bryan in the finals. The 21-year-old Sock said doubles success on the greatest stage in tennis has boosted his singles game. "(It's) just belief in your game, belief in 30-all points, deuce points, break-point down or break-point up . . . you sort of have that confidence that you've done it," Sock said. "At Wimbledon, Vasek and I were in a lot of tough positions.

  • Cozart leaves game after being hit by pitch

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Zack Cozart left the Cincinnati Reds game with the Milwaukee Brewers after being hit in the right hand by a pitch while attempting to bunt. X-rays on the first two fingers of his hand were negative, and the team said he was day-to-day. Cozart was hit by a pitch from Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson in the seventh inning, twisting out of the batter's box in pain while grabbing his hand. The ball appeared to hit Cozart's bat first, but Milwaukee's appeal of the hit by pitch call was unsuccessful and he was awarded first base. Cozart stayed in the game as a runner and was doubled off second base on an easy flyout to end the inning. He then left the game. In 95 games, Cozart is batting .227 with two h

  • Pyeongchang's 2018 Olympic committee faced audit

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has been under investigation over its preparations for the games, South Korean officials said. Tuesday's confirmation by the Seoul-based Board of Audit and Inspection came one day after the resignation of organizing committee chief Kim Jin-sun. Kim stepped down saying new leadership is needed. South Korean media reported he was fired by the government over poor preparations for the games, citing delays in construction of the speedskating venue and lack of progress in signing major sponsorship deals.

  • Brewers' Gennett exits with tight right quad

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett has left the game against the Cincinnati Reds with tightness in his right quad. Gennett also left Saturday's game in Washington with the same tightness. There was no immediate word as to the severity of the injury. Against the Reds, he made a play on a grounder that was deflected by starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson to end the fourth inning. His turn in the batting order didn't come up in the bottom half of the inning and he was replaced by Rickie Weeks at top of the fifth. Gennett was 0 for 2 in the game. He is batting .305 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 89 games.