Thursday, July 24
Tigers wear down Diamondbacks 11-5
PHOENIX (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Austin Jackson a three-run double and the Detroit Tigers wore out the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 in a slugfest at Chase Field on Wednesday.
Detroit roughed up Trevor Cahill (1-7), going up 7-0 after four innings behind Jackson's big hit and three RBIs by Alex Avila.
Arizona clawed its way back against Anibal Sanchez (7-4), scoring three runs off him in the fifth and two more over the next two innings.
Joba Chamberlain needed one pitch to escape a jam created by Sanchez in the seventh inning and Cabrera put the Tigers up 11-5 in the eighth, hitting his 15th homer off the foul pole in left.
Both teams had 13 hits.
Didi Gregorius homered and had two RBIs for the Diamondbacks.
Suns re-sign forward P.J. Tucker
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns re-signed forward P.J. Tucker to a multiyear contract Wednesday.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Tucker started 81 games last season in his second year with the Suns, averaging career highs of 9.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 30.7 minutes.
The former University of Texas player spent his rookie season with Toronto in 2006-07, then played in Germany, Puerto Rico, Italy, Greece, Israel and the Ukraine before joining the Suns.
"P.J. is one of the most rugged competitors in the entire league," Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said in a statement released by the team. "We love his passion and his fire. We are happy that he will remain in a Suns uniform for the foreseeable future."
US GIRLS' JUNIOR
Angel Yin advances in US Girls' Junior
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Qualifying medalist Angel Yin won her first-round match Wednesday in the U.S. Girls' Junior, beating Julie Luo 4 and 2 at Forest Highlands.
The 15-year-old Yin, from Arcadia, California, birdied the par-5 14th for a 2-up lead and won the par-4 15th and 16th with pars to finish off Luo, from Centreville, Virginia.
Yin will face Bailey Tardy of Norcross, Georgia, on Thursday morning on the Meadow Course. Tardy beat Emma Albrecht of Ormond Beach, Florida, 5 and 4.
Mexico's Marijosse Navarro, second in stroke-play qualifying, beat Malia Nam of Kailua, Hawaii, 4 and 3. The 17-year-old Navarro, a three-time Women's Mexican Amateur champion, was sixth this year for Texas A&M in the NCAA tournament.
Cardinals S Mathieu out for start of training camp
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu and nose tackle Alamdea Ta'amu will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list as they recover from last season's injuries.
Considered a risky pick after his legal troubles at LSU, Mathieu rehabilitated his image with a superb rookie season after the Cardinals drafted him in the third round. Mathieu's season ended in early December when he tore two knee ligaments while returning a free kick against St. Louis.
Ta'Amu tore his ACL in a season-ending loss to San Francisco. No timetable has been set for their return.
Arizona also released receiver Kelsey Pope on Wednesday.
Oregon picked to win Pac-12 in preseason poll
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oregon has been picked to win the Pac-12 football title in a preseason media poll for the fourth time in the past five years.
UCLA also is favored to reach the league championship game in the poll released Wednesday.
The Ducks are the media's favorite for the third straight season, getting 37 of 39 first-place votes in the North Division balloting. Oregon also received 24 votes to win the league title game in Santa Clara, Calif., on Dec. 5.
The Bruins also received 37 of 39 first-place votes to win the South Division, along with 13 votes for a title-game victory.
Stanford, last season's league champion, finished second behind Oregon in the North Division balloting.
Southern California is second behind UCLA in the South voting, followed by Arizona State.