Wednesday, May 27
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
Miami (Undecided) at Pittsburgh (G.Cole 6-2), 12:35 p.m.
Philadelphia (O'Sullivan 1-3) at N.Y. Mets (Syndergaard 1-2), 1:10 p.m.
U.S. OPEN CUP SOCCER:
Rochester Rhinos (USL) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL), 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) at Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL), 7 p.m.
Pirates run win streak to 5, top Marlins 5-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Locke worked into the sixth inning in his first win in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped the reeling Miami Marlins 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Locke (3-2) struck out six and walked four in 5 2/3 shutout innings for his first victory this season against a team other than last-place Milwaukee. Neil Walker hit a two-run homer in Pittsburgh's fifth straight win, and Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang had two hits apiece.
Miami rookie Jose Urena (0-1) failed to make it out of the fifth inning in his first big league start, giving up five runs in 4 2/3 innings. Martin Prado's RBI double produced the only run for the Marlins. Christian Yelich added two hits for Miami, which fell to 2-7 under manager Dan Jennings.
Marlins reassign 3B coach Brett Butler
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The coaching shuffle with the Miami Marlins rolls on.
A week after firing Mike Redmond and replacing him with Dan Jennings, the Marlins reassigned third base coach Brett Butler on Tuesday and replaced him with assistant hitting coach Lenny Harris. Butler will now work in the dugout and serve as the outfield and base-running coach.
Jennings called any concerns over the decision making by Butler "an internal matter." Jennings said the plan is for Butler to help the Marlins "put the game in motion" while also helping read opposing pitchers.
Butler, who played 17 seasons in the majors as an outfielder, is in his second season with the Marlins after spending five years as manager of Triple-A Reno in the Arizona Diamondbacks system.
Harris coached some third base in the Gulf Coast League. Jennings said he anticipates it being a smooth transition.
Flores delivers again, Mets beat Phillies 5-4 in 10 innings
NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning for his second huge hit in two days, giving the New York Mets a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
The Mets pulled it out after Jacob deGrom and the bullpen blew a three-run lead in the eighth, improving to 19-6 at home this season. They have won seven consecutive series against the Phillies, beating their NL East rivals 19 times in the past 24 meetings.
Juan Lagares led off the 10th with a single against Jeanmar Gomez (0-1) before Elvis Araujo walked Lucas Duda. Daniel Murphy grounded into a double play, but Michael Cuddyer walked and Flores lined a single over shortstop.
Phillies GM apologizes to fans for disparaging comments
NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has apologized to Philadelphia Phillies fans for saying they "don't understand the game" and the "process" that goes into constructing a team.
Speaking before the Phillies played the New York Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night, Amaro said he probably used his words "incorrectly or poorly" and acknowledged they "caused a bit of a firestorm" in Philadelphia. He said his comments were not intended to disparage the team's fans.
Already criticized by fans eager to see the club rebuild following consecutive 73-89 finishes, Amaro told CSNPhilly.com for a story published Tuesday that he thinks the Phillies will be conservative in promoting top pitching prospects Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin through the minors.
Steelers wide receiver Brown focused on 2015, not contract
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown insists the only number on his mind is 2015, not his salary.
The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver was on the field with the rest of his teammates when the Steelers began organized team activities on Tuesday. Brown brushed aside questions about whether he planned to sit out the activities and minicamp in search of a new deal.
Brown led the NFL with a team-record 129 receptions in 2014. He downplayed the idea he was unhappy with the six-year $43-million contract he signed in 2012.
The 26-year-old Brown promised he will be at Saint Vincent College when the Steelers begin training camp in July and that any contract issues are for agent Drew Rosenhaus to figure out.
Oshawa beats Kelowna 2-1 to reach final
QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Cole Cassels and Tobias Lindberg scored in the second period and the Oshawa Generals beat the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 on Tuesday night in the Memorial Cup.
The Ontario Hockey League champion Generals (3-0) finished first in round-robin play to advance to the final Sunday.
Gage Quinney scored for Western Hockey League champion Kelowna (1-2).
On Wednesday in the final round-robin game, host Quebec (2-1) will face Quebec Major Junior Hockey League champion Rimouski (0-2).