CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 in 13 innings last night. Jay Bruce ended Jason Grilli's saves streak with a solo homer in the ninth and Brandon Phillips singled with the bases loaded in the 13th. Grilli started the ninth needing one more save to tie a club record. He had converted all of his 25 chances this season, one shy of Joel Hanrahan's 2011 club record to open a season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-2 last night, avoiding a 3-game sweep. Starters Kyle Kendrick and Gio Gonzalez both were outstanding, but wound up with no-decisions. Kendrick allowed one run and two hits, striking out six in 7 2-3 innings.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Michael Young has become the 242nd major league player to reach 1,000 career RBIs. Young hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Washington's Gio Gonzalez last night to surpass the number. RBIs became an official stat in 1920. There are 18 other active players with 1,000.
(AP) - A person familiar with discussions tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Danny Briere is set to become a free agent. The news comes after the Philadelphia Flyers informed the veteran forward they intend to buy out the final two years of his contract.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Forward Jon Graham plans to transfer from Penn State, the latest departure from a roster getting a dramatic makeover. Coach Patrick Chambers says the 6-foot-8 Graham decided to leave following several discussions about his future. He was granted a release to transfer.
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