TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 7-11) at Atlanta (Minor 6-8), 7:10 p.m.
Pittsburgh (Locke 6-3) at St. Louis (Wainwright 15-9), 8:15 p.m.
Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers no-hit Braves
ATLANTA (AP) - Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate.
Hamels (8-6) was pulled after six innings and seemed fine with the decision. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a hot afternoon at Turner Field.
Relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a hitless inning to finish off the fourth no-hitter in the majors this season.
Clayton Kershaw and Josh Beckett of the Dodgers and Tim Lincecum of the Giants each threw no-hitter earlier this year.
Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.
St. Louis took sole possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time this season with its third straight win. The Cardinals moved one game ahead of Milwaukee, which lost to the Chicago Cubs.
St. Louis scored three in the seventh. Wong homered off Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole (7-5) to tie the score at 4-all. Jon Jay followed with a triple and scored on Holliday's single to left.
Holliday, who also had a two-run double in the third, is 7 for 11 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in the last three games.
Seth Maness (6-3) picked up win in relief. Trevor Rosenthal got the last three outs for his 41st save.
Jones' mantra: Get to the quarterback
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Get to the quarterback.
That's the goal this season for Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Jarvis Jones. It doesn't matter how he does it, either.
The Steelers hope to see just that starting Sunday when they welcome the Cleveland Browns to Heinz Field for their season opener.
Jones displayed flashes during the preseason. He sacked Eli Manning in the first game against the Giants and, in the team's finale, recovered a fumbled snap that went 15 yards past Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson.
Jones is ready for more against the Browns.
Jones, the No. 17 overall pick in the 2013 draft, struggled in his rookie season with just one sack, four passes deflected and 41 tackles in 14 games.
McCoy has sights set on 2,000 yards rushing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - LeSean McCoy holds eight Philadelphia Eagles team records, is a two-time All-Pro and already declared to the world that he's the best running back in the NFL.
He thinks he can do more.
Anyone who paid attention to McCoy during training camp knows he wants to run for 2,000 yards this season. His obsession with that number is partly due to a promotional campaign for Bounce dryer sheets, but for McCoy the lofty goal isn't a gimmick.
McCoy will start his quest for 2,000 against a run defense that was fourth worst in the NFL last year when the Eagles host the Jaguars in the season opener Sunday. You won't hear him complain if he doesn't get enough carries.
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