Thursday, May 26
Herrera's homer helps Phillies to 8-5 win over Tigers
DETROIT (AP) — Odubel Herrera and Peter Bourjos homered off Anibal Sanchez, and the Philadelphia Phillies salvaged the finale of their three-game series with Detroit, beating the Tigers 8-5 Wednesday.
Detroit had won eight of nine, including the first two games of this set, but Herrera's three-run drive put Philadelphia up 5-1 in the fourth. Aaron Nola (4-3) and the Phillies were able to hold on from there. Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 17th save in 18 chances.
Sanchez (3-6) allowed three earned runs and eight hits in six-plus innings. The Tigers made two errors in the fourth before Herrera's two-out homer, so three runs were unearned.
Philadelphia's Andres Blanco swiped home in the second as part of a double steal, with Bourjos taking second.
Maikel Franco of the Phillies left in the seventh with a sprained right ankle.
Nola allowed four runs and seven hits in six innings.
Freese's 2-run HR lifts Pirates to 5-4 win over Diamondbacks
PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese hit a long two-run home run to cap a four-run fifth inning, Sean Rodriguez also homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night.
Freese hit a 451-foot blast into the Pirates' bullpen in center field off Rubby De La Rosa (4-5) to put the Pirates ahead 5-4. They trailed 4-1 coming into the fifth but then Gregory Polanco hit an RBI double and Starling Marte drove in a run with a groundout.
Jeff Locke (3-3) gave up four runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings for his first career victory against the Diamondbacks.
Mark Melancon worked around Chris Owings' second double of the game with two outs to pitch a scoreless ninth and get his 16th save in 17 opportunities.
Pirates place Caminero on DL, Watson on paternity list
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Right-hander Arqiumedes Caminero was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates, a day after he was ejected for hitting two Arizona hitters on the head with pitches.
Left-hander Tony Watson was placed on the paternity list Wednesday, and left-hander Kyle Lobstein and right-hander Rob Scahill were recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Caminero, who has a left quadriceps strain, hit Jean Segura on the helmet in the seventh inning, then hit Nick Ahmed in the chin during the eighth and was tossed by plate umpire Larry Vanover.
Vanover had warned both benches after the Diamondbacks' Evan Marshall hit David Freese on the left shoulder in the seventh.
Plate umpire Guccione leaves Diamondbacks-Pirates game
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Home plate umpire Chris Guccione left after the first inning of Wednesday night's game between Arizona and Pittsburgh after taking a foul tip to the mask.
The ball was hit by Pirates third baseman David Freese in the bottom of the inning.
Guccione walked off the field under his own power.
First base umpire Sean Barber took over behind the plate. Alfonso Marquez and crew chief Larry Vanover were left to handle the bases.
It marked the second time in three days that the plate umpire was forced to leave a game in Pittsburgh. During Monday's game between the Pirates and Colorado Rockies, Jeff Nelson left in the third inning after getting a foreign object lodged in his left eye.
Tribbett scores 1st MLS goal in 75th; Union tie Orlando City
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ken Tribbett scored his first career MLS goal in the 75th minute and the Philadelphia Union tied Orlando City 2-2 Wednesday night.
Tranquillo Barnetta started the scoring in the 52nd minute on Philadelphia's first shot on goal. Chris Pontius outjumped his defender to win a diagonal cross and headed it to the back post for an unmarked Barnetta.
Then the game opened up with three goals in a 7-minute span.
Kevin Molino tied it in the 68th — one minute after entering as a substitute. Cyle Larin collided with two defenders and the goalkeeper while battling for a long ball and Molino knocked the loose ball into an empty net.
Three minutes later, Larin gave Orlando City a lead on a questionable goal. Kaka played a ball across goal, Larin chested it off the goalkeeper and Philadelphia's Fabinho appeared to clear it off the line.
Tribbett evened it for Philadelphia (5-3-4) when goalkeeper Joe Bendik dove to get a touch on a cross and Tribbett slotted home the rebound.
David Mateos was given a straight red card for Orlando (3-3-6) in the 93rd minute for a studs-up tackle just outside of the box. But Barnetta's free kick sailed harmlessly over the crossbar.
Redskins' Jackson opts out
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) —DeSean Jackson isn't taking part in voluntary team workouts, and the Washington Redskins don't seem to care.
Jackson was the only healthy player not at Redskins Park this week for the first organized team activities of the offseason. But teammates and coach Jay Gruden brushed off Jackson's notable absence, saying the veteran wide receiver knows how to get prepared.
Says Gruden: "The last time I looked up the word 'voluntary,' it is his choice."
NASCAR-HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS
Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drivers Benny Parsons and Mark Martin and car owner Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and Raymond Parks were inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Parsons, the 1973 NASCAR premier series champion, was the first driver first driver to eclipse 200 miles per hour. Parsons, also a longtime broadcaster, died in 2007 at age 65.
Martin won 96 races across NASCAR's national series competition, including 40 on the Sprint Cup level.
Hendrick won 14 owner championships and Childress 11 across NASCAR's three series.
Parks was the first car owner to win a title. He died in 2010 at 96.
Martinsville Speedway founder H. Clay Earles won the 2017 Landmark Award for outstanding contributions to NASCAR.
None of the living inductees was present for the announcement.