Phillies on a roll...Nationals hit the skids... Rangers rally past Pirates
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Jerad Eickhoff allowed three hits in eight innings, César Hernández homered and drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 today. The NL East-leading Phillies took two of three from the Cardinals and won for the fifth time in their last seven games. Seranthony Dominguez worked the ninth to complete the three-hitter.
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Christian Yelich hit his major leading-leading 16th home run and the Milwaukee Brewers won their sixth straight game, beating the Washington Nationals 7-3. The Nationals lost three in a row at Miller Park, marking the first time they’ve been swept this season, and have dropped four in a row overall.
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Hunter Pence connected for a pinch-hit grand slam in the eighth inning and Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth as the Texas Rangers rallied past the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-6. The Rangers trailed 6-2 before three walks by reliever Michael Feliz loaded the bases for Pence. He sent the first pitch off the foul pole in left field to the tie it. Kiner-Falefa doubled off Tyler Lyons and Rougned Odor followed with a two-run homer.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phillies chairman David Montgomery, who was team president during Philadelphia’s 2008 World Series championship season, has died. He was 72. The team issued a statement Wednesday saying Montgomery died after a five-year fight with cancer. Montgomery spent nearly 50 years working for the Phillies. Montgomery led the organization during its most successful period from 2007-2011 The Phillies won a World Series in that span.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed former Dallas Cowboys running back Rod Smith. The Giants announced the signing today, putting Smith in a crowded backfield to compete for the backup job to NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Saquon Barkley. The other players in the backfield are Wayne Gallman, Paul Perkins, Eli Penny, Robert Martin and Jon Hilliman.