Wednesday, May 27
Reds end 9-game losing streak with 2-1 win over Rockies
CINCINNATI (AP) — Skip Schumaker hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds ended a nine-game losing streak — their longest in 17 years — with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Players piled out of their dugout for a wild celebration near second base after Schumaker's pinch hit ended the Reds' longest slump since they dropped 11 in a row under manager Jack McKeon in 1998.
Cincinnati had the second-longest losing streak in the majors this season, trailing Colorado's 11-game slide from April 28 to May 13.
Brooks Brown (0-2) walked Marlon Byrd opening the ninth. Kristopher Negron's sacrificed, and Schumaker hit an opposite-field liner that landed just inside the left-field foul line. Jay Bruce led the charge of Reds players onto the field, and injured pitcher Johnny Cueto poured a bottle of water of Schumaker's head.
Aroldis Chapman (3-3), who had given up runs in each of his prior two appearances, escaped a two-on threat in the ninth by striking out Nolan Arenado.
Rockies skip Jorge De La Rosa because of cut finger
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Rockies scratched left-hander Jorge De La Rosa from his scheduled start against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night because of a cut on his pitching hand that has been bothering him.
Colorado called up right-hander Chris Rusin from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace him. Rusin was claimed off waivers from the Cubs last September. He was 3-2 with a 6.29 ERA in six starts and one relief appearance in the minors.
The Rockies opened a roster spot by optioning reliever Yohan Flande, who was called up this month and gave up six runs in 7 1/3 innings.
The Reds had lost nine in a row — their longest slump in 17 years — heading into the game.
Garcia gets 1st win, Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 6-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaime Garcia won for the first time in nearly a year, working six solid innings, and Randal Grichuk homered for the St. Louis Cardinals, who beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Grichuk and Jhonny Peralta had two RBIs each for the Cardinals, who are a major league-best 30-16. Garcia (1-1) hadn't won since June 15 at home against the Nationals.
Rookie Yasmany Tomas had two doubles and three RBIs for Arizona, but also made two big outs. He struck out against Matt Belisle with the bases loaded to end the seventh and hit a ground ball for the final out with the tying runs in scoring position against Seth Maness, who earned his third save in four chances.
Nick Ahmed homered for the Diamondbacks, who have lost eight of their last nine against St. Louis.
University of Denver celebrating 1st national lacrosse title
DENVER (AP) — The University of Denver lacrosse team is back home with its first national NCAA title.
The players arrived in Colorado carrying their trophy off the plane after beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday. The Pioneers are the first non-East Coast team to win a national title in the sport.
The school plans to celebrate the milestone at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The victory gave head coach Bill Tierney his record seventh title. He won six while coaching Princeton.