OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Michigan infielder Sierra Romero has been named the Amateur Softball Association/USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year.
The senior ranks in the top 10 nationally with a .465 batting average, 19 home runs and a .585 on-base percentage, and is in the top five with 77 RBIs and a .916 slugging percentage. She already owns NCAA career records in runs (300) and grand slams (11) and has 301 career hits and 304 career RBIs.
DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon each hit two of Colorado's team record-tying seven homers, powering the Rockies to a 17-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Blackmon became the first player in Rockies history to hit leadoff homers in back-to-back games and added his first career grand slam in the seventh. Carlos Gonzalez homered for a fourth straight game, while D.J. LeMahieu and Gerardo Parra also went deep.
CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Kazmir and two relievers combined on a one-hitter, matching zeros with Cubs ace Jake Arrieta before the Los Angeles Dodgers got to Chicago's bullpen for a 5-0 victory Tuesday night.
Arrieta went seven scoreless innings, but was denied his 21st consecutive victory. The Cubs had won in Arrieta's last 23 starts.
Cubs left-hander Clayton Richard (0-1) gave up three straight singles to lefties in the eighth, the last Adrian Gonzalez's...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Carpenter tied his season high with four hits for the second straight game, scored four times and drove in two runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 10-3 on Tuesday night.
Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer, and Mike Leake (4-4) allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four over six innings for his fourth win in the last five starts. His only mistakes were Jonathan Lucroy's home run leading off the second and Ryan Braun'...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tampa Bay reliever Brad Boxberger left with a strained muscle in his left side in his first game back from a stint on the disabled list Tuesday night.
Boxberger was led off the field by Rays trainer Joe Benze after throwing 16 pitches in the sixth inning. He stretched his side several times before being removed. Tampa Bay said he would be evaluated again after the game against the Royals.