Monday, September 1
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run homer among his three RBIs and finished a double shy of the cycle to power the San Francisco Giants past the Milwaukee Brewers 15-5 yesterday. Madison Bumgarner followed up his one-hit gem Tuesday against Colorado with seven strikeouts in six innings to win his third straight start. The left-hander finished August at 4-1 with a 1.57 ERA.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Cincinnati Reds for two players to be named. Milwaukee announced the move to bolster its bullpen before yesterday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants. Broxton is 4-2 with a 1.86 ERA and seven saves in 51 appearances this season.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers running back Eddie Lacy is ready to build on his Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign. The former Alabama star had 1,178 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in 2013. Lacy brought balance to the Packers' already potent attack. He hopes the offense can be even more explosive with a full season of Aaron Rodgers.
BALTIMORE (AP) — J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning to lead the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 yesterday. Caleb Joseph had a career-high four hits for the Orioles. Baltimore will seek to complete its first four-game home sweep of the Twins today.