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Suarez, Finnegan lead Reds to 6-0 win over Padres

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 01:51 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Eugenio Suarez tied a career-high with four RBIs and Brandon Finnegan pitched six scoreless innings as the Cincinnati Reds beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Friday night.

Suarez had a run-scoring double and single to pace the Reds to their third victory in four games as the Padres were blanked for 12th time this season, tops in the majors.

Michael Lorenzen and Blake Wood worked the final three innings to preserve the shutout.


Grandal's single caps 5-run rally as Dodgers beat D-backs

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 01:46 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasmani Grandal's RBI single capped a five-run, seventh-inning rally that carried the Los Angeles Dodgers to a wild 9-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.

Joc Pederson and Chase Utley each hit two-run home runs in the deciding rally as the Dodgers erased a 7-3 deficit and improved to 17-9 since June 26.

Three batters after Corey Seager doubled against Zac Curtis (0-1), Grandal hit a 2-1 pitch from Randall Delgado into center field, scoring Seager from third with the tiebreaking run.


Triple play helps Nationals hold off Giants 4-1

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 01:37 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Washington Nationals turned the first triple play in their 12-season history, holding on in the eighth inning to help preserve a strong outing by Max Scherzer and beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.

The Giants loaded the bases in the eighth with two walks sandwiched around a single. Brandon Crawford then lined an 0-1 pitch from Sammy Solis to first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who had entered the game moments earlier as a defensive replacement.


International League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 01:32 AM

Frontier League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 01:32 AM
At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6739.632
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6442.6043
Rochester (Twins)6246.5746
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5552.51412½
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5354.49514½

Porcello piches 5-hitter to lead Red Sox past Angels, 6-2

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:59 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game since 2014, Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Friday night.

Porcello (14-2) struck out three while winning his sixth straight start — also for the first time since 2014 — and eighth consecutive decision. He became the majors' fourth 14-game winner, joining Baltimore's Chris Tillman, the Chicago White Sox's Chris Sale, and Washington's Stephen Strasburg.


49ers sign rookie guard Garnett to 4-year deal

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:46 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers signed former Stanford guard Joshua Garnett to a four-year deal Friday, finally getting the last of their 11 draft picks under contract.

The 6-foot-5, 321-pound Garnett was selected 28th overall with the second of the 49ers' two first-round draft picks.


Stevenson stops Williams in fourth round to retain title

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:39 AM

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Adonis Stevenson stopped Thomas Williams Jr. in the fourth round Friday night to successfully defend his WBC light heavyweight title.

Stevenson improved to 28-1, finishing off Williams (20-2) with a left at 2:54 of the fourth for his 23rd knockout.

The 38-year-old Montreal fighter also floored Williams in the first round, but the American got up at the count of eight.


Mauer's bases-loaded walk in 12th lifts Twins over White Sox

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:05 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Joe Mauer drew a bases-loaded walk with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Minnesota Twins a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Dan Jennings (4-3) hit Eddie Rosario with a full-count pitch to lead off the 12th. One out later Byron Buxton walked. Reliever Tommy Kahnle then came on and walked Brian Dozier and Mauer to push across the winning run.

Trevor May (2-2) pitched a perfect 12th inning to pick up the win.


International League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 12:02 AM
At A Glance
All Times EDT
East Division
WLPct.GB
Joliet3528.556
Windy City3232.500
Washington3030.500
Lake Erie2933.468
Schaumburg2936.4467
Traverse City2737.422

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At A Glance
All Times EDT
North Division
WLPct.GB
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Yankees)6739.632
Lehigh Valley (Phillies)6442.6043
Rochester (Twins)6246.5746
Pawtucket (Red Sox)5552.51412½
Buffalo (Blue Jays)5354.49514½