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Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 4-5) at Milwaukee (Garza 6-5), 2:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Volquez 7-6) at St. Louis (S.Miller 7-7), 7:15 p.m.


Phils go for sweep during Milwaukee matinee


Phillies go for sweep in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Phillies are going for what would be an unlikely four-game road sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers this afternoon.

The Phillies came into this series having lost nine of their last ten games. But they've turned things around to take the first three games against Milwaukee.

Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez's solid start in last night's 4-1 win. Hernandez needed just 84 pitches in eight innings to dispatch the aggressive Brewers, who have lost four straight and eight of nine.

The Phillies go with David Buchanan this afternoon. He'll face Milwaukee's Matt Garza.


Pirates hope to escape St. Louis with win

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Pirates are looking to salvage the finale of a four-game series in St. Louis.

Pittsburgh has dropped the first three games of the series. Last night, Matt Adams had three hits and two RBIs for the Cardinals in a 5-2 St. Louis win.

Neil Walker homered and doubled for Pittsburgh, which had won 12 of 15 entering the series and dropped the first two on game-winning, ninth-inning homers by Adams and Kolten Wong.

Pittsburgh sends Edison Volquez to the mound tonight. He'll face the Cardinals' Shelby Miller.


Pirates place Starling Marte on bereavement list

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Starling Marte on the bereavement list and slotted Francisco Liriano's return to the rotation for Sunday, the last game before the All-Star break.

The Pirates planned to recall first baseman Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis Wednesday night.

Josh Harrison started in left field in place of Marte and batted second against the Cardinals. Marte was batting .256 with five homers, 32 RBIs and 21 steals. Harrison entered as a career .348 hitter at Busch Stadium.

Liriano, 1-6 with a 4.60 ERA, has been sidelined since June 11 with a left oblique strain. He made one minor league rehab start, working six scoreless innings on Monday.

The Pirates placed Gerrit Cole on the DL prior to the game and recalled Brandon Cumpton to start against St. Louis.


Carter-Williams says rehab is 'ahead of schedule'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams says his rehabilitation from offseason shoulder surgery is "going good" and doctors say he is ahead of schedule.

The 76ers point guard was in Orlando on Wednesday to watch Philadelphia's summer league team. He is not playing this week as he continues to rehab after surgery in May to repair his right labrum.

He says he's able to shoot with full extension, but that he's not yet allowed to scrimmage or participate in full-contact drills.

Carter-Williams will also be in Las Vegas for its five-day summer league, but will only be there to participate in team workouts.

The 11th overall pick in last year's draft, he was the first player picked 10th or lower to win Rookie of the Year since 1987.

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