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Rays back Archer with 4 homers, pound White Sox 11-3

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:11 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Archer pitched seven strong innings, and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a season-high four homers while pounding Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox 11-3 on Tuesday night.

Archer (10-8) allowed two runs and six hits for his first win since June 23, and the Rays matched their highest home run total since Sept. 7.

Logan Forsythe, Mikie Mahtook, Asdrubal Cabrera and Richie Shaffer all went deep. Kevin Kiermaier and Rene Rivera each had three hits, and Tampa Bay improved to 5-0 against Chicago.


Frontier League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:04 PM
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4422.667
Southern Illinois4324.642
Traverse City3826.5945
Florence3135.47013
Frontier3034.46913
Lake Erie2836.43815
Washington2938.433

Romario says Brazil probe will question Marin in Switzerland

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 11:04 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian senator and former star player Romario says the inquiry he's leading into the national football confederation will question former President Jose Maria Marin in detention in Switzerland, as well as a prominent Brazilian businessman in the United States.

Romario is president of the Senate committee installed last month to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by Brazilian football officials.


Frontier League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:59 PM
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4422.667
Southern Illinois4324.642
Traverse City3726.587
Florence3135.47013
Frontier3034.46913
Washington2937.43915
Lake Erie2836.438

Frontier League

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:59 PM
East Division
WLPct.GB
Evansville4422.667
Southern Illinois4324.642
Traverse City3726.587
Florence3135.47013
Frontier3034.46913
Washington2937.43915
Lake Erie2836.438

Mets acquire LHP O'Flaherty from Oakland

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have acquired lefty Eric O'Flaherty and cash considerations from the Oakland Athletics for a player to be named. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Mets designated lefty Alex Torres for assignment.

O'Flaherty, 30, was designated for assignment by the A's on Aug. 1. The Walla Walla, Washington native was 1-2 with a 5.91 ERA in 25 games for Oakland this season. He was on the disabled list from May 2-June 2 with a left shoulder strain.


Ramos' 2-run single give Nationals 5-4 win over D-backs

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilson Ramos blooped a two-run single to right with one out in the bottom of the eighth that helped the Washington Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

Ryan Zimmerman led off the eighth with a walk off David Hernandez (0-2) and went to third on Jayson Werth's double. One out later, Ramos sliced his single that snapped a 3-3 tie and scored both Zimmerman and Werth.

Drew Storen (2-0) earned the win thanks to a perfect eighth.


McCann, A-Rod and Yankees break loose again, rout Red Sox

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian McCann and Chris Young hit three-run homers during a nine-run burst in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees broke loose once again, romping past the Boston Red Sox 13-3 Tuesday night.

Down 2-1 and held to three singles going into the sixth, the Yankees suddenly struck. The AL East leaders wound up scoring in double figures for the fourth time in seven games — they'd gone more than a month without doing it until a 21-5 rout at Texas last week.


Franco's slam lifts Phillies over Dodgers 6-2

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:41 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the seventh inning to spoil Jimmy Rollins' return to Philadelphia and lead the Phillies to a 6-2 victory over the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

Rollins got a prolonged standing ovation in his first game in front of a crowd that rooted for the shortstop his first 15 seasons. The 2007 NL MVP finished 2 for 5.


Campbell pinch single breaks tie, helps Mets beat Miami 5-1

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 10:35 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Eric Campbell's tiebreaking pinch single and Juan Lagares' two-run triple highlighted a four-run eighth inning that helped send the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

Jonathan Niese (6-9) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings for the NL East-leading Mets, who won their fifth consecutive game.

Mets relievers Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia combined to pitch two scoreless innings to end the game.


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