mOnday's Highlights

Reds stopped by leaping grab; Revere leads Phils past Nats

July 9, 2013 

Brewers 4, Reds 3: Carlos Gomez robbed Joey Votto of a home run to save the game for host Milwaukee. The Reds trailed by a run with a man on first and two outs in the top of ninth when their All-Star first baseman hit the towering drive. The Brewers had been cruising after scoring four runs in the first three innings. The big blow was a two-run homer by catcher Jonathan Lucroy in the first inning.

Phillies 3, Nationals 2: John Lannan tossed four-hit ball over eight innings against his former team and Ben Revere, who played at Lexington Catholic, had three hits and scored twice.

Lannan (2-3) had four strikeouts in his longest outing in four years. The lefty got 12 groundouts to beat the team he played for his first six seasons in the majors. The Nationals got two runs in the ninth off reliever Jonathan Papelbon.

Dan Haren (4-10) came off the disabled list and took the loss after missing two weeks because of right shoulder inflammation. Haren allowed two runs and seven hits in five innings, striking out a season-high seven.

Tigers 4, Indians 2 (10 innings): Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the 10th inning as visiting Detroit extended its lead in the AL Centra. Drew Smyly (4-0) worked out of a jam in the ninth for the win, and Joaquin Benoit pitched the 10th for his seventh save, striking out Mike Aviles with runners at first and third to end the game. Undefeated Max Scherzer had been going for his 14th win, but left after seven innings with the game tied.

Athletics 2, Pirates 1: Bartolo Colon allowed one run over seven innings as Oakland won for the ninth time in its last 12 games. The 40-year-old Colon (12-3) shook off a tough-luck 3-1 defeat in his previous start to win for the ninth time in his last 10 outings. He outdueled Jeff Locke, who had a personal eight-game winning streak snapped. Locke (8-2) lost for the first time since his first start of the season April 10.

Colon moved into a tie for second in the majors in victories, and has the second-most wins by a 40-year-old in A's history. He allowed seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts.

Rays 7, Twins 4: Yunel Escobar and former Lexington Legend Ben Zobrist homered during a three-run seventh inning. The Rays, have won nine of 10. Minnesota loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth, but failed to score when Trevor Plouffe flew out. The Twins went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position through six innings.

Rangers 7, Orioles 5: Ian Kinsler capped a six-run sixth inning with a bases-loaded double as visiting Texas won a rematch of last year's AL wild-card game.

Derek Holland (7-4) allowed five runs, three earned, and 10 hits in 6 2/3 innings for Texas. He struck out Matt Wieters and major-league home run leader Chris Davis three times apiece.

Notes

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 on Monday confirmed the tear in his knee. A date for surgery hasn't been set. Howard, the 2006 NL MVP, was hitting .266 with 11 homers and 43 RBIs. He was noticeably hobbling during games before he was shut down.

Cubs, Nationals trade: Washington has acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from Chicago for minor league pitcher Ivan Pineyro. Hairston batted .172 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs after agreeing to a two-year deal with Chicago.Pineyro, a 21-year-old right-hander, has combined to go 6-3 with a 3.24 ERA in 15 starts in Class A.

Red Sox: Left-handed relief pitcher Andrew Miller will have surgery on his injured left foot and likely miss the rest of the season. Miller damaged a ligament in his foot while backing up a play at home plate Saturday at Anaheim. Mille has a 2.64 ERA while striking out 48 in 30 innings.

Rays: Right-hander Alex Cobb, hit in the head by a ball in June, hasn't ruled out pitching again in the next month.Cobb, struck in the right ear by a liner hit by Kansas City's Eric Hosmer on June 15, threw off a mound for the second time since being hurt before Monday night's game. He s scheduled to have another bullpen session Thursday and hopes to face hitters soon after that.

Mariners: Right-hander Jeremy Bonderman's comeback is over after he was designated for assignment following back-to-back poor starts.

Dodgers: Center fielder Matt Kemp has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Saturday, with joint inflammation in his troublesome left shoulder.

Rockies: Pitcher Roy Oswalt has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, and replaced by outfielder Charlie Blackmon. Blackmon hit .240 in 12 games earlier this season.

Rangers: Manny Ramirez hit the first pitch he saw for a single in his latest bid to return to the big leagues. The 41-year-old slugger went 1 for 3 in his debut for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday night, three days after joining the Texas Rangers organization on a minor league contract.

All-Star game: Candice Glover, an American Idol winner, will perform the national anthem before Major League Baseball's All-Star game July 16 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. BAmerica during the seventh inning.

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