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Pittsburgh 5
Philadelphia 4

Los Angeles 9
St. Louis 6

New York 3
Miami 0

Arizona 9
Cincinnati 8

Chicago 6
Milwaukee 5

San Diego 10
Washington 6

Colorado 7
Atlanta 2

Frontier League:
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Washington 10

 

 

 

 

Frazier, Joyce Blast Pirates Past Phillies
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Adam Frazier's pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning powered the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Frazier's home run was his first in the majors. It was given up by fellow rookie Edubray Ramos, who took his first career loss to fall to 1-1. Frazier's homer made a winner of Pirates' reliever Neftali Feliz (4-0). Making his second appearance since a trip to the disabled list for a fatigued shoulder, starter Jameson Taillon struck out seven batters in six innings but was also hittable at times. He surrendered four extra-base hits, including solo home runs by Odubel Herrera and Andres Blanco, which allowed the Phillies to build a 4-2 lead. The Pirates' comeback started in the sixth inning, when Starling Marte lead off with a double to center and then Matt Joyce sent a first-pitch fastball from Philadelphia starter Vince Velasquez 434 feet off the batters' eye beyond the centerfield wall. The home run was the 10th of the season for Joyce, his most since 2013 despite only having a part-time role. He is slugging a career-high .563 on the season, after posting a career-low .291 mark in 2015 with the Anaheim Angels. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth inning to record his 30th save, the third most in the National League. He became the first Pirates pitcher to have three consecutive seasons with 30 or more. He led the big leagues with 51 saves in 2015, and his 114 saves since the start of 2014 are the most in the majors.

Hall Of Fame Ceremonies Salute Griffey, Piazza
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza are the newest members of Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Griffey played 22 years in the big leagues and finished with 630 home runs. Piazza, a 12-time All-Star catcher who perhaps was the finest 62nd round draft pick in history, posted a career batting average of .308 and is fourth all-time in runs driven in by catchers.

Russia Escapes Complete Ban
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual global sports federations the task of deciding which athletes should be cleared to compete in next month's Rio de Janeiro Games. The International Olympic Committee decided against taking the unprecedented step of excluding Russia's entire team over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

Clean Sweep For Busch
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 to make it clean sweep at Indianapolis. He beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line by 2.126 seconds. Jimmie Johnson was third.
Busch is the first NASCAR driver to sweep the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup poles and races on the same weekend. He also joined Johnson as the only Cup drivers with back-to-back wins on Indy' 2.5-mile oval. Johnson won in 2008 and 2009. Tony Stewart was 11th in his final Brickyard race after being assessed a late penalty for speeding on pit road. Five-time race winner Jeff Gordon finished 13th after coming out of retirement to replace the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt is fighting concussion-like symptoms and has not yet been cleared by doctors to drive.

Wheatcroft Ties For Fifth
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) - Jhonattan Vegas has his second win on the PGA Tour. He finished 12-under to edge three players, including Dustin Johnson, to win by one stroke. Vegas birdied the final three holes and had a final round 8-under-64 to clinch the win.

Washington native Steve Wheatcroft shot a final round 69 but it wasn't quite good enough after he went bogey, bogey on the final two holes to finish two shots off the lead and settled for tied for fifth.

Broadhurst Takes Senior British Open
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) - Paul Broadhurst won the Senior British Open in Scotland. He shot a final-round 4-under 68 to finish 11 shots under par, two in front of Scott McCarron. Tied for third were third-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez and Magnus Atlevi Persson at 8-under.

Kerr Sparks USA
GURNEE, Ill. (AP) - Cristie Kerr held on for a 3-and-2 victory over England's Melissa Reid to give the United States the UL International Crown title. Kerr and company were shut out in the first session of the LPGA Tour event, but got progressively better each day. Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller each closed out wins before Reid missed a birdie putt on 16, handing the decisive victory to Kerr.

Froome Captures Tour de France
PARIS (AP) - Britain's Chris Froome is celebrating his third Tour de France title. The Kenyan-born Froome finished the last stage safely back of the main pack but in front overall. He has won the annual race three of the last four years. The winner of the last stage was Andre Greipel of Germany.

Williams Withdraws From Rogers Cup
MONTREAL (AP) - Serena Williams had to pull out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal because of shoulder inflammation. The three-time Rogers Cup champion was seeded first in the hard-court tournament and was set to have a bye in the first round. Williams is coming off her seventh Wimbledon title earlier this month. The win tied Steffi Graf's record of 22 Grand Slam titles.



 




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