DENVER (AP) — Johnny Cueto threw eight stellar innings to become the first 15-game winner in the majors and Kris Negron had a career-high four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth, as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Friday night.
Cueto (15-6) allowed two runs and six hits to help the Reds snap a three-game skid. He's now 7-0 since a loss at San Diego on July 2.
Negron lined a two-out single up the middle off Adam...
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Abreu had three singles and three RBIs to increase his major league-leading total to 89, and the Chicago White Sox had 17 hits in an 11-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.
Adam Dunn, who also had three hits, and Dayan Viciedo each drove in two runs. Seven White Sox starters had at least two hits and only one, Tyler Flowers, went hitless as Chicago had 14 singles and three doubles.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kole Calhoun had a tiebreaking, three-run homer among his three hits and Garrett Richards worked into the eighth inning for his 13th victory as the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 on Friday night.
Richards (13-4), who struck out seven without a walk in 7 1-3 innings, has won all four of his starts this season against Texas. The right-hander allowed two runs while scattering seven hits.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night.
With star quarterback Drew Brees resting his sore abdomen, Luke McCown started for New Orleans (2-0) and threw both of Graham's scores.
However, Graham's celebrations drew penalty flags, and coach Sean Payton appeared...
HOUSTON (AP) — Will Bruin scored his ninth goal of the season and the Houston Dynamo got a late own goal in a 2-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union on Friday night.
Bruin scored off Giles Barnes' cross in the 51st minute to give Houston (7-12-4) the lead. Goalkeeper Andre Blake — making his MLS debut — guarded the near post to guard against Barnes, leaving an open net for Bruin.
Philadelphia's best chance of the second half came when Fred slipped a...