WEDNESDAY, JULY 9
Philadelphia (R.Hernandez 3-8) at Milwaukee (Lohse 9-3), 8:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Cumpton 3-2) at St. Louis (Lynn 9-6), 8:15 p.m.
Brown helps Phils rally for 9-7 win over Brewers
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Domonic Brown homered and had a two-run single and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied from a big early deficit to outlast the struggling Milwaukee Brewers 9-7 Tuesday night.
After surrendering five runs in the first inning, the Phillies rallied for five in the second off Brewers starter Wily Peralta (9-6). Ben Revere drove in two with a ground-rule double and Chase Utley had a two-run single as Philadelphia sent 10 men to the plate.
Brown hit a solo homer in the third and a two-run single in the fifth.
Lyle Overbay hit a first-inning grand slam for the first-place Brewers, who have dropped seven of eight. Scooter Gennett added a solo shot in the first and Mark Reynolds hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer for Milwaukee in the sixth.
Kyle Kendrick (4-8) gave up 11 hits and seven earned runs over 5 2-3 innings. Jonathan Papelbon recorded his 21st save.
Wong walkoff HR gives Cards 5-4 win over Pirates
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rookie Kolten Wong gave the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight game-winning ninth-inning home run, connecting off Ernesto Frieri with two outs for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Frieri (1-1) got two routine outs before Wong, batting eighth, hit his third homer on a full count.
The drive over the right-field wall, which was estimated at 420 feet, was the first game-winning homer of Wong's career and it came a night after Matt Adams hit his first winner off Justin Wilson in a 2-0 victory.
The Cardinals last had consecutive game-winning homers when Albert Pujols twice beat the Cubs on June 4 and 5, 2011.
Wong also gave the Cardinals the early lead with a two-run double in the second.
Trevor Rosenthal (1-4) struck out Starling Marte on three pitches with two on to end the ninth.
Liriano expected to rejoin Pirates rotation
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Left-hander Francisco Liriano will likely be activated from the 15-day disabled list and rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation this weekend after making one impressive rehab start from a strained left oblique.
Manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday that Gerrit Cole, who will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained lat, will likely make one rehab start and then also get plugged back into the rotation.
Liriano, 1-6 with a 4.60 ERA in 14 starts, worked six scoreless innings for Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday. Hurdle said all of the reports were positive.
Cole was expected to play catch Tuesday, reflecting the team's belief the injury is not serious. He was also on the DL in June with shoulde fatigue.
Hawksworth cleared by IndyCar to race at Iowa
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Jack Hawksworth has been cleared by IndyCar to race at Iowa after sitting out Sunday's event at Pocono with a heart contusion.
The British driver was injured when he crashed in practice on Saturday. He was initially checked, cleared and released from the infield car center, but went to a Pennsylvania hospital later that day because he felt ill.
Hawksworth was diagnosed with a heart contusion and held overnight for observation. He was released Sunday and had to be seen by IndyCar medical director Dr. Michael Olinger for clearance to race.
Hawksworth was cleared Tuesday to race this weekend at Iowa. The rookie has three top-10 finishes in IndyCar this season driving for BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian.
Jerry Sandusky's son tells story to Oprah Winfrey
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky's adult son is speaking out about what he says was sexual abuse by his father.
The Oprah Winfrey Network announced Tuesday that Winfrey's interview with Matt Sandusky will be broadcast on July 17.
The network says Matt Sandusky describes grooming, methodical control and manipulation by his father.
He's one of six children Jerry and Dottie Sandusky adopted.
Matt Sandusky settled a civil claim against Penn State. His allegations weren't part of the criminal case that ended two years ago with a 45-count conviction for Jerry Sandusky, who is serving a lengthy prison sentence.
At the time of the trial, Matt Sandusky claimed the abuse started when he was 8 years old. He recalled in a police interview that he would pretend to be asleep to avoid being touched.
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