Thursday, August 25
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 last night for a split of their two-game interleague series. Yu Darvish hit only the second homer by a Rangers pitcher and Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning. Darvish's solo shot to center field was one of three homers by the Rangers, who wasted a three-run lead before rallying late.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona senior forward Talbott Denny will miss the season after tearing the ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee. The school says the 6-foot-5 graduate transfer from Lipscomb will have surgery. Denny, from Tucson's Salpointe Catholic High School, missed all of last season at Lipscomb because of a shoulder injury.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Endwell, New York beat Bowling Green, Kentucky 13-10 last night for a place in the U.S. championship game of the Little League World Series. Jude Abbadessa was 5 for 5 with six RBIs to lead New York. Kentucky faces Tennessee in an elimination game today.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Goodlettsville, Tennessee beat Johnston, Iowa 14-3 in five innings yesterday in an elimination game of the Little League World Series. RJ Moore hit a go-ahead three-run homer in a six-run fourth inning for Tennessee.