Tuesday, June 28
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kris Bryant hit three homers along with two doubles, driving in 6, as the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds last night, 11-8. Jake Arrieta had a bumpy night, giving up a season-high five runs over his five innings but got a home run himself as well as the win to move to 12-2.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have brought up reliever Joel Peralta from the minors for some bullpen help. The Cubs signed the 40-year-old right-hander this month after he was released by Seattle. The Cubs' bullpen has struggled during its slump last week. Gerardo Concepcion was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Danny Duffy went 8 innings as Kansas City beat the St. Louis Cardinals last night, 6-2. The Royals' batters roughed up Adam Wainwright, who fell to 6-5 with the loss. Matt Holliday hit a two-run homer in the first for all of the Cardinals' runs.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is adamant he can work with Jimmy Butler in spite of Butler's calling him out last season. Hoiberg says he met with Butler and other players several weeks ago as well as last week, with Butler in a "great" frame of mind. Hoiberg commented yesterday as the Bulls introduced first-round draft pick Denzel Valentine.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois has released senior center Bola Olaniyan from his scholarship -- with the school not giving a reason. Olaniyan started 26 games last season for the Salukis, averaging 7.8 points and 8.1 rebounds a game.