PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard drove in a pair of runs and Kyle Kendrick overcame a rocky first inning to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.
Ben Revere, who entered the day second in the NL in batting, went 3 for 4 to raise his average to .315. Chase Utley and Marlon Byrd also drove in runs for Philadelphia, which won its third in four games.
Matt Adams homered and Matt Holliday drove in two...
TORONTO (AP) — Drew Smyly pitched a two-hitter and retired the final 19 batters for the first complete game of his career, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the struggling Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 on Friday night.
Evan Longoria homered and drove in three runs, and Wil Myers also connected as the Rays began a stretch of 26 straight games against AL East opponents with a comfortable win.
Smyly (8-10) allowed a leadoff single to Jose Reyes, who was promptly...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Orozco grabbed the early lead in the U.S. men's gymnastics championships on Friday, posting an all-around score of 90.750 to top a crowded field.
Orozco, the 2012 national champion, continued his steady recovery from a knee injury nearly two years ago by putting together six solid rotations. He posted the highest scores of the night on parallel bars and high bar as he nudged his way ahead of some familiar faces.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tiffany Vandersloot made a tiebreaking jumper from the top of the key with 20 seconds left the Sky to an 80-77 win over the Dream in the first game of their WNBA playoff series.
The game's decisive shot came after officials reviewed a loose ball scramble under Atlanta's basket and then called for a jump ball that Chicago center Syliva Fowles won over Atlanta center Erika de Souza with 42 seconds left. The game was tied 77-77 at the time....