PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 yesterday. Chris Heisey hit two home runs, including a tiebreaking shot in the ninth inning, and Johnny Cueto overcame an early jolt to earn his 16th win. Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer went deep early for the Pirates, but the club couldn't lock it down late
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 yesterday to avoid dropping into last place. Anthony Recker snapped a sixth-inning tie with a three-run homer in a rare start. Domonic Brown homered and had a career-high four hits for Philadelphia, which had won seven of nine. He grounded out with a runner on to end it. Ryan Howard also went deep for the Phillies.
TORONTO (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre. The Blue Jays announced the deal last night. Mayberry would be eligible for the postseason if Toronto reaches the playoffs.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas team was honored with a parade down the Strip after its return from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian were among those who recognized the Mountain Ridge team during a ceremony over the weekend at city hall.
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