Wednesday, September 28
ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman hit his career-high 33rd homer and stretched his career-best hitting streak to 29 games, helping the Atlanta Braves begin their final homestand at Turner Field with a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Atlanta overcame a 6-0 deficit to win for the eighth time in nine games and get its fifth straight victory over Philadelphia.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Coghlan hit a three-run triple and John Lackey worked in and out of trouble over five innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 last night. Coghlan's second-inning drive off the wall in right-center against Ryan Vogelsong gave the NL Central champions all the offense they would need to win.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole has been suspended for five games and fined for throwing a pitch near the head of Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang on Saturday. Cole appealed the punishment announced by Major League Baseball yesterday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota freshman defensive end Tai'yon Devers will miss the game at Penn State because of a left ankle injury. Devers has forced a fumble on all three of his sacks this season, including a highlight-reel hit last week on Colorado State's Collin Hill that knocked off the quarterback's helmet. Devers was hurt later in the game.