Rockies Double Up Padres – MLB Roundup For July 9th
UNDATED (AP) — Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey, who authored his second career no-hitter last time out, didn’t get out of the sixth inning in his encore performance and was the losing pitcher in the Reds’ 4-3 loss to Milwaukee. Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez saved the game by robbing Joey Votto of a two-run home run by reaching over the center field wall for the final out at Miller Park.
Bailey gave up 10 hits and four runs in five and two-thirds innings. He fell to 5-7. Nobody since Johnny Vander Meer in 1938 has thrown back-to-back no-hitters.
Jonathan Lucroy hit his 11th homer for the Brewers. It was his third homer in three games. Kyle Lohse (lohsh) pitched into the seventh and improved to 5-6 with the win.
In the rest of the NL:
__ The New York Mets outlasted the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in a 16-inning marathon at AT&T Park. The game took five hours, 26 minutes. Eric Young Jr. scored the winning run on shortstop Brandon Crawford’s error on a grounder in the top of the 16th.
__ The L.A. Dodgers beat Arizona 6-1 to move within three and a-half games of the NL West-leading Diamondbacks. Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) pitched seven shutout innings, striking out seven. He and two relievers combined on a four-hitter.
— Atlanta outlasted Miami 7-1 in 14 innings. Justin Upton’s two-run double in the 14th was the big hit for the Braves, who now have a five-game lead in the NL East. The Braves won despite not having a hit between the seventh and 13th innings.
— Ex-National John Lannan had a sterling performance at the expense of his former team. The Philadelphia southpaw held the Washington Nationals to four singles over eight innings in pitching the Phils to a 3-2 victory. Jonathan Papelbon gave up two runs in the ninth before earning his 19th save.
__ Colorado doubled up San Diego 4-2. Tyler Chatwood took a shutout into the seventh and improved to 5-2. The Rockies have won nine of 11 from the Padres this year.
Over in the AL:
— Ian Kinsler capped a six-run sixth inning with a bases-loaded double, and the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 in a rematch of last year’s AL wild-card game. The victory moves the Rangers 15 games over .500.
— Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist homered during a three-run seventh inning and the surging Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4. The Rays have won nine of 10.
__ Detroit doubled up Cleveland 4-2 in 10 innings to take three of four in their wraparound weekend series. Max Scherzer, the 13-0 starter for the Tigers, pitched seven innings of two-run ball but was not involved in the decision. Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th. Detroit leads Cleveland by three and a-half games.
__ Kansas City outscored the New York Yankees 5-1. That’s the 17th time the Yanks have scored one run or less this season. That happened 18 times all last year.
__ Seattle trounced Boston 11-4. The 41-year-old Raul Ibanez (rah-OOL’ih-BAHN’-yehz) hit his 22nd home run for the Mariners. He has nine homers in his last 17 games. Felix Hernandez improved to 9-4.
— In interleague action, Oakland edged Pittsburgh 2-1, knocking the Pirates a half-game back of idle St. Louis in the NL Central race. Bartolo Colon (bar-TOH’-loh koh-LOHN’) allowed one run over seven innings as the Athletics won for the ninth time in their past 12 games. The 40-year-old Colon improved to 12-3.
__ In the Windy City rivalry, the Cubs erupted with five runs in the eighth inning and beat the White Sox 8-2. Alfonso Soriano hit his 13th home run, and scored four runs. Matt Garza pitched seven strong innings to improve to 5-1, increasing trade rumors that the Cubs might move him before the trade deadline the end of the month.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, who leads the majors with 33 homers, will be one of eight participants in the Home Run Derby next Monday night during All-Star festivities at Citi Field.
Davis was chosen by American League captain Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH’) of the New York Yankees. They will be joined on the AL squad by Detroit Tigers bopper Prince Fielder, who won the event last year and in 2009, and a player to be named.
New York Mets star David Wright, the National League captain, selected 20-year-old Washington phenom Bryce Harper along with Colorado outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY’-ur).
UNDATED (AP) — Phillies slugger Ryan Howard needs surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will miss at least six to eight weeks.
An MRI Monday confirmed the tear in his knee. A date for surgery hasn’t been set.
The three-time All-Star was hitting .266 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs. He was noticeably limping during games before he was placed on the disabled list Saturday.
In other baseball news:
— The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed center fielder Matt Kemp on the 15-day disabled list with joint inflammation in his troublesome left shoulder. Manager Don Mattingly says the team doesn’t think the problem is related to the shoulder surgery Kemp had in the offseason.
— Boston Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller will have surgery on his injured left foot and likely miss the rest of the season.
— Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is hoping to pitch again by next month, after being hit in the head by a line drive in a game June 15. Cobb says his vertigo symptoms have gotten much better in the past two days.
— The Nationals acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from the Cubs for a minor league pitcher. The Cubs signed Hairston to a two-year deal in the offseason to platoon in right field, but he struggled, batting .172 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs.
— The San Francisco Giants have placed infielder Joaquin Arias on the disabled list with appendicitis and recalled Nick Noonan from Triple-A Fresno.