MONDAY, JULY 6, 2015
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MLB:
Pittsburgh 5
Cleveland 3

Frontier League:
Joliet 7
Washington 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cole Notches 12th Win After Shaky Start
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start for his major league-best 12th win and Andrew McCutchen's two-run double capped a five-run fifth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday. Cole (12-3) set down his last 16 batters after the Indians scored twice in the second inning and once in the third to take a 3-0 lead. Cole threw 106 pitches while allowing three runs and five hits in eight innings. He struck out five and walked one after going winless in his previous two starts while pitching a combined 11 1-3 innings.
Mark Melancon posted his NL-leading 27th save as the Pirates won for the fifth time in six games.
McCutchen's tiebreaking double off the top of the center-field fence was the last of six Pirates' hits in the inning off Danny Salazar (7-4).

Harrison Placed On Disabled List
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates today placed infielder Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list. Travis Ishikawa, who was claimed off waivers from San Francisco yesterday, will take Harrison's place on the 25-man active roster. Harrison sustained an injury to his left thumb in the seventh inning of yesterday's game. He will have a second opinion on the injury later this week and the Pirates will have an update after that appointment.

Ishikawa Returns To Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. Ishikawa, 31, was 0 for 5 in six games for the Giants this season. He also hit a combined .266 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 37 games with Triple-A Sacramento and Class A San Jose. Ishikawa was the Pirates' opening day first baseman last season, but was designated for assignment April 19. He signed with the Giants six days later and hit a game-ending home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the decisive Game 5 of the NLCS to give San Francisco its third pennant in five seasons. The Pirates will make another roster move once Ishikawa reports.

Slammers Rally To Defeat Wild Things
The Joliet Slammers scored five runs in the ninth inning to escape Washington with a 7-5 victory on Sunday afternoon. Jack Cleary delivered the go-ahead base hit in the ninth with a two-run single and scored on an error on by Washington center fielder Danny Poma to give the Slammers a two-run lead . The loss spoiled a great start by right-hander Luke Wilkins who allowed only two runs in eight innings. Matt Purnell suffers the loss, giving up four runs and did not retire a batter. Joliet rookie Patrick Dyer collected his first professional win while closer Navery Moore earned his eighth save of the season. Washington’s Matt Peters was 2 for 4 with two RBI’s. The Wild Things lineup left 15 runners on base.

Team USA Stuns Japan
VANCOUVER (AP) - Team USA stunned Japan 5-2 to win the Women's World Cup in an offensive explosion rarely seen in soccer. The Americans scored four goals in the opening 16 minutes -- three by Carli Lloyd -- to avenge their loss to Japan in the 2011 Women's World Cup final. It's the Americans' third World Cup crown, but first since 1999.

Top-Seeds See Action At Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) - There was no action at Wimbledon on Middle Sunday but play resumes todya with both of the top-seeds, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams, in action. For Williams, the fourth round match has her facing her older sister Venus. Serena leads the series 14-11.

Junior Finishes First Ahead Of Crash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway, which ended at 2:41 a.m. with a horrific last-lap accident. The outcome wasn't in doubt as Earnhardt dominated the race. But as the pack of cars chased him on a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish, contact in traffic sent Austin Dillon's car flying upside down into the fence.
The car tore down a section of fencing and Dillon sailed back onto the track. His mangled car landed on its roof and Casey Mears' crew members raced to Dillon to pull him from the wreckage. The crew members quickly waived to alert that Dillon was fine, and the driver ultimately climbed from the car and raised his arms in the air. (photo: AP)

All Star Starters Announced
NEW YORK (AP) - Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game. Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis' Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park. AL champion Kansas City will be represented in the starting lineup by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon, catcher Salvador Perez and shortstop Alcides Escobar. Four players ties the AL record for fan-elected starters, achieved nine times previously. Toronto third baseman Josh Donaldson, outfielder Mike Trout of the L.A. Angels and Seattle designated hitter Nelson Cruz round out the AL lineup. Washington outfielder Bryce Harper set a mark for NL players at 13.86 million votes. That topped the previous record of 7.62 million set three years ago by San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, who was elected to start again this year. The NL lineup will also include Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, Miami's Dee Gordon and St. Louis shortstop Jhonny Peralta round out the NL starters. At least two elected starters will miss the game because of injuries: Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton broke a hand on June 26 and Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera hurt his left calf Friday. In addition, the Cardinals' Matt Holliday, who finished third among NL outfielders behind Harper and Stanton, has been sidelined since straining a quadriceps on June 8 and is uncertain on his return.

Harness Racing Hall Of Fame
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - Owner Joe Thomson and the horses Deweycheatumnhowe and Somebeachsomewhere have been inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame. Thomson's Winbak Farms in Maryland, Delaware, New York and Ontario have produced horses that have won 32,781 races and $289 million in winnings. The farm breeds about 400 horses a year. Deweycheatumnhowe was the only undefeated Hambletonian winner. Somebeachsomewhere was a star pacer. Also inducted were broodmares Art's Vintage and Presidential Lady. The late trainer-driver Jimmy Jordan entered the Immortals Hall of Fame with the sire Garland Lobell. The Communicators Corner of the Hall welcomed writers Kathy Parker and Bob Marks.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



 

 

 







 

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