Monday, July 6
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Cleveland Indians 5-3 yesterday. Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start for his major league-best 12th win, and Andrew McCutchen's two-run double capped a five-run fifth inning. Mark Melancon posted his NL-leading 27th save as the Pirates won for the fifth time in six games.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates left fielder Starling Marte left yesterday's game against the Cleveland Indians because of discomfort in his left side while batting in the fourth inning. Marte motioned for a trainer after swinging at and missing a pitch from Danny Salazar.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed first baseman Travis Ishikawa off waivers from the San Francisco Giants yesterday. Ishikawa was 0 for 5 in six games for the Giants this season. He also hit a combined .266 with four home runs and 20 RBIs in 37 games with Triple-A Sacramento and Class A San Jose.
ATLANTA (AP) — Ryan Howard hit a tiebreaking sacrifice with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 yesterday to stop a six-game losing streak. Carlos Ruiz hit a two-run double to off rookie Jake Brigham and scored on a single by Freddy Galvis.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have recalled right-hander Arodys Vizcaino and promoted right-hander David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett. In corresponding moves, right-hander Nick Masset and left-hander Dana Eveland were designated for assignment. Masset was charged with three runs and failed to record an out in the 10th inning of yesterday's 4-0 loss to the Phillies.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired the Number 1 overall international signing slot for the 2015-16 signing period in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks obtained two minor league pitchers — right-hander Chris Oliver and left-hander Josh Taylor — and the Number 9 overall signing slot.