Wednesday, July 29
LeMahieu helps Rockies win 1st game after Tulowitzki trade
CHICAGO (AP) — D.J. LeMahieu had three hits and scored twice to help the Colorado Rockies get a win in their first game after trading Troy Tulowitzki, beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Tuesday night.
LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to 18 games with an RBI double as part of a four-run first, tripled in the fifth and singled in the ninth to help Colorado won for the third time in five games.
Daniel Descalso, who started at shortstop in this game, made a leaping grab of a line drive by Kris Bryant to end the seventh inning and strand two runners.
Nolan Arenado had a two-run double and Nick Hundley added a run-scoring groundout in the first against Dallas Beeler (0-1).
Yohan Flande (1-1) got his first career victory, giving up a run and four hits while walking three and striking out four in five innings.
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White Sox beat Red Sox 9-4
BOSTON (AP) — Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings for the Chicago White Sox in a 9-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
The White Sox quickly spoiled Boston's pregame party for Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez by scoring five runs in the first inning. Chicago tagged Boston starter Wade Miley for 10 hits and seven runs, all earned, over 5 2-3 innings, and finished with 14 hits.
The last batter Miley (8-9) faced was Abreu, who hit a shot deep to right-center field and sent Mookie Betts tumbling into Boston's bullpen. Betts grabbed the ball on the run and managed to hold on while twisting his body and hitting the wall with his lower back, but dropped it when he landed.
Initially called the third out, umpires reviewed the play for nearly three minutes before overturning the call and allowing Abreu to round the bases for his 16th homer.
Votto's shot, Leake's arm pace Reds past Cardinals 4-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joey Votto hit a three-run home run in support of Mike Leake, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Votto is the hottest hitter in the majors since the All-Star break, batting .561. He also walked, singled and doubled, giving him an NL-leading 37 multihit games.
Leake (9-5) allowed four hits in eight innings to win his fourth straight start. He allowed just two earned runs in his last 30 innings for a 0.60 ERA.
Jaime Garcia (3-4), activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day, made his first start since June 2 and gave up three runs and four hits in six innings. He is 10-3 against the Reds, including 7-1 at home..
Bonner scores 8 of her 34 in OT as Mercury beat Sky 89-87
PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals.
Chicago's Elena Delle Donne missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining in OT and grabbed her own rebound, but Brittney Griner blocked her putback attempt. Phoenix's Leilani Mitchell hit 1 of 2 free throws with 4.9 seconds left for an 89-87 lead and Delle Donne missed a long 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Griner added 14 points, eight rebounds and five blocks for Phoenix (10-7). Monique Currie and Candice Dupree scored 11 apiece.
Phoenix trailed by 19 in the second quarter and rallied to take a seven-point lead in the fourth.
Delle Donne led Chicago (11-7) with 32 points, hitting all 11 of her free throws. Allie Quigley added 14 points and Cappie Pondexter 13.
Cubs recall RHP Beeler to start against Rockies
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs have recalled right-hander Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa to start Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.
Beeler, 26, has no record with a 6.43 earned-run average in two starts for the Cubs. He was 2-5 with a 6.02 ERA in 14 starts for Iowa.
To make room, Chicago sent right-hander Yoervis Medina down to Iowa. Medina had no record with a 7.00 ERA in five appearances for the Cubs since being acquired from Seattle on May 19 for catcher Welington Castillo.
Cardinals activate Garcia from DL to start against Reds
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals activated left-hander Jaime Garcia from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Cincinnati Reds.
Right-handed reliever Sam Tuivailala (Too-EE-vah-LA-la) was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.
Garcia was 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA in seven starts, the last coming on June 24 at Miami.
The 29-year-old Garcia combined with two relievers for a no-hitter in a rehab start at Class A Peoria last Thursday, working the first five innings.
Tuivailala is 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA and didn't allow a run in his last eight appearances covering eight innings, with seven strikeouts in that span.
Rockies call up 2 relievers, shortstop to round out roster
CHICAGO (AP) — A day after trading shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and right-hander LaTroy Hawkins to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Colorado Rockies called up relievers Aaron Laffey and Justin Miller from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday along with shortstop Cristhian Adames.
To make room on the 25-man roster the Rockies sent right-hander Miguel Castro — obtained in the trade with the Blue Jays — to Albuquerque.
Laffey, a left-hander, is 1-0 with an 11.57 ERA in 2 1-3 innings this season and will be used to protect a Rockies bullpen that has gotten a lot of work of late, manager Walt Weiss said before Tuesday night's game with the Chicago Cubs. Miller, a right-hander, is 1-0 this season with a 1.29 ERA with six strikeouts in seven innings.
Illinois guard Abrams tears Achilles, out for 2nd season
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois point guard Tracy Abrams will miss a second straight season after tearing an Achilles tendon.
Coach John Groce said Tuesday that Abrams tore his left Achilles during practice Monday. Abrams missed last season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
Groce said he feels terrible for Abrams. Illinois could ask the NCAA to give the senior another year of eligibility.
The injury leaves Illinois with junior Jaylon Tate starting at point guard. Tate shared the spot last season in Abrams' absence, averaging three assists and 3.6 points per game.
Incoming freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands could also play point guard but is out with a stress fracture in his left leg. Groce has said the injury will be re-evaluated this fall.