CINCINNATI (AP) - J.D. Martinez bruised his left hand, forcing him out of his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Cincinnati Reds ended their five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory last night capped by Adam Duvall's bases-loaded single in the 11th inning. The Reds had lost all five games since the All-Star break, including Arizona's 11-2 victory on Tuesday night that featured nine extra-base hits by the Diamondbacks.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey pinch hit a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-4 yesterday. The Indians lost for the sixth time in seven games as they concluded a 1-5 West Coast trip. The American League Central front-runners fell to 4-13 in interleague and are winless in six interleague series.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Max Moroff got his first career game-ending hit with a single in the 10th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 last night. Moroff raised his right arm and ran to first base while his seventh big league hit scored Josh Harrison. Teammate Gregory Polanco hoisted the rookie into the air as the Pirates celebrated in the infield.
ROSSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Matt Crafton won the Dirt Derby at Eldora Speedway last night for his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory in more than a year. The two-time series champion passed Stewart Friesen with 17 laps to go and won by 1.96 seconds in his Number 88 Toyota. Crafton won for the first time since May 2016 at Charlotte.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) - Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy August 7th in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part of an annual civic parade.
(AP) - Former Auburn and Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville is joining ESPN for the upcoming season as a game analyst. In 21 seasons as a head coach, Tuberville won 159 games with Mississippi, Auburn, Texas Tech and Cincinnati. He stepped down at Cincinnati after the Bearcats went 4-8 last season.
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A man so drunk and angry over a Pittsburgh Steelers loss that he almost hit his 4-year-old daughter with a folding chair will spend three years on probation. The Tribune-Review says 55-year-old Arnold Palmer Jr. pleaded guilty yesterday to simple assault for the tirade as he watched the November 6th loss to the Baltimore Ravens on TV. The Ligonier man isn't related to the late golfer of the same name, and must get alcohol treatment and take parenting and anger classes.
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