SATURDAY, JULY 12
Pittsburgh (Morton 5-9) at Cincinnati (Leake 7-7), 7:15 p.m.
Washington (Strasburg 7-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 3-5), 7:15 p.m.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER:
Colorado at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Brayan Pena's pinch-hit single in the eighth inning completed another late rally by the Reds, who overcame more injuries last night and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 to keep their momentum going toward the All-Star break.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jimmy Rollins homered twice and A.J. Burnett pitched 7 2-3 strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight victory, 6-2 over the Washington Nationals last night. Domonic Brown doubled and drove in two runs for Philadelphia, which matched its longest winning streak of the season.
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James' fans and former haters in Ohio have every reason to rejoice now that the four-time NBA MVP has decided to bring his considerable talents back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. James told Sports Illustrated yesterday that he has decided to go home.
MIAMI (AP) - Two people familiar with the situation say that Chris Bosh has agreed to a maximum deal with the Miami Heat. The people said that Bosh will be getting a five-year deal worth about $118 million. The people spoke to The Associated Press yesterday on condition of anonymity because neither the team nor Bosh had publicly announced the deal.
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Rory McIlroy surrendered the lead at the Scottish Open with his latest second-round meltdown on Friday, leaving three players tied for first place on a day when brutal winds played havoc with the field. Kristoffer Broberg of Sweden, Argentina's Ricardo Gonzalez and Marc Warren of Scotland were atop the leaderboard on 6 under, with just 17 of 150 players shooting below 70 on the par-71 Royal Aberdeen links course.
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) - Michelle Wie has gone from major champion to her first weekend off in nearly a year. Beatriz Recari of Spain birdied her last three holes at Royal Birkdale for a 5-under 67. So Yeon Ryu fought off an early double bogey for another round par at 70. They were tied for the lead in the Ricoh Women's British Open at 3-under 141 as the second round was ending.
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