Monday, August 31
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 yesterday. Jorge De La Rosa pitched into the seventh inning before being ejected, and Ben Paulsen hit a two-run triple for Colorado. Charlie Morton allowed five runs over six innings for Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is one step closer to returning to the rotation. Burnett threw a 71-pitch bullpen session yesterday. He's been on the disabled list since July 31st with a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow. Burnett hopes to return to the rotation by mid-September.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The San Diego Padres hit three homers in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday. James Shields pitched seven innings for the Padres for his first road win since May. Cameron Rupp homered and Odubel Herrera had four singles for Philadelphia. Alec Asher allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 2-3 innings in his major league debut.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Tokyo won the Little League World Series yesterday, pounding out 22 hits and overcoming an eight-run first-inning deficit to beat Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, 18-11. The Kitasuna Little League team, also the winner in 2001 and 2012, gave Japan its 10th title.
LEWISBERRY, Pa. (AP) — Cheering fans lined the streets to welcome home Lewisberry's Red Land Little League team, which made it to the finals of the 2015 Little League World Series championship. Although the team lost 18-11 to Tokyo, Japan, yesterday, family members' and friends' pride and the thrill of being in the competition won out over their disappointment.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Issac Garcia hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning to help Pearland, Texas, beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 6-4 in yesterday's consolation game of the Little League World Series. Jarrett Tadlock, who got the win in relief of Garcia, struck out Raul Leon with two on and two outs in the bottom of the inning.