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July 29, 2015 - 1:06am
11 hours 18 min ago

PHOENIX (AP) — DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals.

Chicago's Elena Delle Donne missed a jumper with 13 seconds remaining in OT and grabbed her own rebound, but Brittney Griner blocked her putback attempt. Phoenix's Leilani Mitchell hit 1 of 2 free throws with 4.9 seconds left for an 89-87...

July 29, 2015 - 1:00am
11 hours 18 min ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wily Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball's hottest teams in his first start in more than two months, pitching the Milwaukee Brewers past the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Tuesday night to snap the team's three-game losing streak.

Peralta (2-5) retired the initial six batters on the way to winning for the first time since May 6, and he outpitched Matt Cain (2-2) as the Brewers also ended a seven-game skid to San...

July 29, 2015 - 12:54am
10 hours 18 min ago
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East Division
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Evansville4219.689
Southern Illinois4021.6562
Traverse City3524.5936
Florence2932.47513
Frontier2732.45814
Lake Erie
July 29, 2015 - 12:38am
13 hours 38 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sonny Gray pitched a masterful three-hitter for his second shutout in July, and the Oakland Athletics snapped their four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

Josh Reddick homered, doubled and singled for the last-place A's, who traded Ben Zobrist, Scott Kazmir and closer Tyler Clippard in the past six days.

Oakland won anyway with another gem from Gray (11-4), who struck out nine...

July 29, 2015 - 12:19am
16 hours 18 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was placed on the paternity leave list following Tuesday night's 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Minnesota announced it was recalling shortstop Jorge Polanco from Triple-A Rochester.

Plouffe is hitting .257 with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs in 95 games this season.

Polanco made his major league debut earlier this season, going 1 for 3 in one. He is hitting .284 in 22 games with Rochester...

July 29, 2015 - 12:18am
8 min 36 sec ago

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Second-year 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has been elevated to the active roster less than 24 hours after the team announced he was on the active/non-football injury list.

Hyde will be counted upon to carry the load following franchise rushing leader Frank Gore's departure. He had been placed on the active/non-football injury list four days ahead of the start of training camp.

The team announced Wednesday that Hyde is now...

July 28, 2015 - 11:54pm
16 hours 38 min ago

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — After giving up five runs in the first inning, the New York Yankees made it up for it real fast.

Brendan Ryan doubled twice with three RBIs and Didi Gregorius had a bases-loaded triple in New York's 11-run second inning as the Yankees overcame the Texas Rangers 21-5 on Tuesday night.

Chris Young started the big inning with a double and scored the first of his two runs when Chase Headley had the first of his two RBI singles in...

July 28, 2015 - 11:43pm
19 hours 48 min ago
East Division
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Evansville4119.683
Southern Illinois4021.656
Traverse City3524.593
Florence2932.47512½
Frontier2732.45813½
Lake Erie...
July 28, 2015 - 11:42pm
19 hours 48 min ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve had a career-high five RBIs to lead the Houston Astros to a 10-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night in a game between the top teams in the American League West.

Altuve had an RBI single in the second, drove in two runs in the fourth inning and tacked on another two with a double in Houston's four-run sixth to make it 10-5. He finished with three hits.

The Angels played without Mike Trout, who missed the...

July 28, 2015 - 11:40pm
10 hours 8 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jung Ho-Kang is enjoying the spotlight in the major leagues and showing the Pittsburgh Pirates just what they hoped when they brought him over from South Korea.

Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing of the second deck in left-center field in the ninth inning, lifting Pittsburgh over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 on Tuesday night.

Kang's sixth home run of the season, a drive off All-Star closer Glen Perkins (0-3), sent Pittsburgh...

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