FRIDAY, JULY 11
Washington (Zimmermann 6-4) at Philadelphia (A.Burnett 5-8), 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Locke 2-1) at Cincinnati (Latos 2-1), 7:10 p.m.
Phillies finish 4-game sweep of Brewers, win 9-1
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh before sparking a seven-run outburst an inning later, helping the Philadelphia Phillies complete a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 9-1 win Thursday.
Rollins greeted reliever Will Smith in the eighth by singling to left to drive home two runs. Garza (6-6) had just been pulled from the game to a standing ovation but could only watch helplessly from the dugout as his shutout evaporated.
The Phillies sent 12 batters to the plate in the eighth and got RBI ground-rule doubles from Ryan Howard and Cody Asche. Philadelphia swept a four-game series for the first time since taking four in Cincinnati in 2011.
Rookie David Buchanan (5-5) struck out five in seven innings.
Slumping Brewers turn to prospect Nelson
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The slumping Milwaukee Brewers will recall top pitching prospect Jimmy Nelson from Triple-A Nashville to start Saturday in an important series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Nelson is 10-2 with a 1.46 ERA in the minors with 114 strikeouts and 32 walks in 111 innings. He started once in the majors this year, getting his first big-league win last month, beating Miami 7-1.
The right-hander takes the rotation spot of Marco Estrada, who was bumped to the bullpen after allowing a league-leading 27 homers in 18 starts.
To make room for Nelson, the Brewers placed left-handed reliever Wei-Chung Wang on the 15-day disabled list after Thursday's 9-1 loss to Philadelphia with shoulder tightness. Wang was a Rule 5 selection from the Pittsburgh organization.
Milwaukee has lost nine of its last 10 games.
Phillies purchase OF Grady Sizemore's contract
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have purchased outfielder Grady Sizemore's contract from Triple-A and sent pitcher David Buchanan to Lehigh Valley.
Sizemore will join the team for a three-game series against Washington before the All-Star break. Buchanan was the winning pitcher in a 9-1 victory at Milwaukee on Thursday. The move means he can start during the break and return to the Phillies when they need a fifth starter later this month.
Cliff Lee was moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Sizemore on the 40-man roster. Lee is expecting to return for a weekend series at Atlanta after the break.
Sizemore was a three-time All-Star for Cleveland from 2006-08. He began this season as Boston's starting center fielder before being released on June 18.
Volquez leads Pirates to 9-1 win over Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Edinson Volquez tossed a complete game six-hitter to win his fourth straight start and the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the St. Louis Cardinals 9-1 on Thursday night.
Neil Walker, Josh Harrison, Russell Martin and Andrew McCutchen all drove in two runs for Pittsburgh, which avoided being swept in the four-game series.
Volquez (8-6) has a 0.90 ERA in winning four consecutive starts for the first time in his career. He struck out five and walked two.
Shelby Miller (7-8) allowed four runs in five innings. He walked four and struck out one.
Walker extended his hitting streak to a season-high 12 games with a two-run double in the fifth that extended the Pirates lead to 4-1. McCutchen started the three-run uprising with a run-scoring single that broke a 1-all tie.
McCutchen drove in a run in the sixth with a sacrifice fly. Harrison added a two-run double in the inning that made it 6-1.
MICH ST-OHIO ST NIGHT GAME
Buckeyes at Spartans on Nov. 8 to be night game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The Big Ten and ESPN/ABC have announced that the Ohio State at Michigan State game on Nov. 8 will kick off at 8 p.m.
The night game on ABC will be the third in a row for the Buckeyes, who are scheduled to play a record five games at night in 2014 - with half of the game times still to be determined.
The Buckeyes will play an unprecedented three home night games.
Those after-dark starts include home games against Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., Cincinnati on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. and Illinois on Nov. 1 at 8 p.m., in addition to an 8 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 25 at Penn State.
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