Associated Press PITTSBURGH – Jon Lester limited the Pittsburgh Pirates to five hits while picking up his first complete game of the season and the Chicago Cubs earned a doubleheader split with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night. The Pirates took the first game 5-4 when Pedro Florimon scored on Starling Marte’s sacrifice fly in […]

Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas – The Rangers moved within a half-game of AL West leading Houston, when Prince Fielder hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning to lead Texas to a 5-3 win over the Astros on Monday night in the opener of a pivotal four-game series. Mitch Moreland (Amory, MSU) hit his […]

Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. – Marcus Mariota made it look easy, throwing four touchdown passes and outplaying No. 1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston to lead Tennessee over Tampa Bay 42-14 on Sunday. The highly anticipated debut for the rookie quarterbacks was one-sided from the start, not unlike many of Mariota’s dazzling performances in college […]

By Brian Mahoney AP Basketball Writer Moses Malone devoured rebounds so easily it sometimes seemed he missed shots on purpose to pad his total before scoring. All those points and rebounds made Malone an NBA great. A few words, and one championship, made him a Philadelphia sports icon. Malone, a three-time NBA MVP and one […]

Associated Press CINCINNATI – Tommy Pham hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning, pinch-hitter Matt Adams added a two-run drive in a five-run eighth for his first home run since July 5 and St. Louis rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Cincinnati 9-2 on Sunday and avoid getting swept in the four-game […]

Associated Press CINCINNATI – Skip Schumaker hit a three-run homer, rookie Anthony DeSclafani pitched six strong innings and Cincinnati beat St. Louis for the second time in the day on Saturday, 5-1. The first-place Cardinals have lost the first three games of the four-game series. Their lead over Pittsburgh in the NL Central fell to […]

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA – Jake Arrieta didn’t feel on top of his game. He still displayed dominance that has him among the leading NL Cy Young Award candidates. Arrieta pitched eight strong innings for his major league-leading 19th win, and Starlin Castro homered to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 in the […]

Associated Press CINCINNATI – Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips both homered and drove in three runs as last-place Cincinnati sent NL Central-leading St. Louis to its largest margin of defeat this season, 11-0, on Thursday. The Cardinals opened their longest road trip of the season – 11 days, 10 games – with their fourth loss […]

Stephen Piscotty runs after hitting the game-winning, two-run double in the eighth inning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Associated Press ST. LOUIS – Matt Carpenter tripled and scored twice, and Stephen Piscotty doubled in the decisive run as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Wednesday to end a three-game skid. The NL Central leaders scored three times in the eighth inning to avoid their first sweep at home this […]