Friday, July 29
ATLANTA (AP) — Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 Thursday night. Braves starter Matt Wisler (4-11) gave up three homers and has allowed eight homers in his past four starts, a span of 20 1/3 innings. Atlanta, with the worst record in the major leagues, dropped to 14-37 at home.
ATLANTA (AP) — Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr has been reinstated from the disabled list after missing Philadelphia's first 103 games with a broken left wrist. Altherr went 3 for 4 with two RBIs Thursday night. Before breaking his wrist in spring training, Altherr was projected to be one of Philadelphia's starting outfielders on opening day.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed free agent defenseman Brandon Gormley to a one-year, two-way contract worth $650,000 at the NHL level. Devils general manager Ray Shero announced the signing Thursday. The 24-year-old Gormley spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche.
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Jimmy Walker posted a 5-under 65 in the morning and it held up to give him the first round lead of the PGA Championship. Martin Kaymer, Emiliano Grillo and Ross Fisher were all one stroke back at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey.